The oldest of the Hulu brothers, Dawa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. Because of his strength, Dawa was able to get a job at the Portia Tree Farm. Dawa has helped make the tree farm a pillar of the city economy.

Dawa is a resident of Portia with whom the player can develop a friendship. He is the keeper of the Tree Farm in Portia, working alongside Aadit. He can be found strolling along the Tree Farm entrance during the day.


The oldest of the Hulu Brothers, Dawa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. Because of his strength, Dawa was able to get a job at the Portia Tree Farm. Through his care, Dawa made the tree farm into a pillar of the city economy.

Personal lifeEdit

Dawa was born on Autumn of Day 15 and is the oldest brother of seven brothers. Dawa and his brothers moved to Portia with their grandmother. Due to his strength, Dawa landed a job at the Portia Tree Farm, where he eventually became the keeper of the farm.

Physical appearanceEdit

Dawa, like all of his brothers, is a rather rotund man. He has short, dark hair under a red bucket hat with pink circles and a pink headband. He wears small pince-nez style shades with blue-tinted lenses and has a thin mustache and goatee. He wears his red sweater vest emblazoned with the trademark calabash gourd and Hulu name over the top of a pink short-sleeved shirt with white stripes on the sleeve. His magenta shorts are patterned with random colourful splotches, and he has black shoes on over his white socks.

Related charactersEdit

Dawa has lots of family members in Portia, including his grandmother, Yeye, and his younger brothers, Erwa, Sanwa, Siwa, Wuwa, Liuwa, and Qiwa. He considers Aadit, his colleague at the Portia Tree Farm, to be his Friend.



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Tree Farm house

Dawa and Aadit's home

Dawa is usually found working with Aadit near the inner entrance of the Tree Farm, though he occasionally leaves for things like the weekly BBQs with his brothers at the Portia River, near the western end of Amber Island.

At the end of the day, he returns to his home, located just inside the entrance of the Tree Farm. His home is open from 7:00 AM to 21:00 PM.

He does not go to the Church of the Light on Sundays.

Time Location

Time Location
7:00Leaves his home and begins work at the Tree Farm. He stands near the entrance and forages.
19:15Leaves work at the Tree Farm and enters his home. He falls asleep by 19:45.

Time Location



Developing a friendly relationship with Dawa unlocks new dialogue that reveals more about Dawa and gives you access to special relationship perks.

Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 10% discount when ordering products from the Tree Farm
Good Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 20% discount when ordering products from the Tree Farm
Best Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2
Receive a 25% discount when ordering products from the Tree Farm

Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social play Social Dine Social photo Social Ride 

Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Dawa ED 001
    New in town? I'm Dawa, it's really easy to get me mixed up with my brothers, so don't be surprised. Nice to meet you!
  • Social talk I love life here in Portia, it is really peaceful and relaxing.
  • Social talk The life here in Portia is so cozy, you can just feel it in your heart. I'm pretty sure you'll love it.
  • Social talk Welcome to Portia. Hope you'll like it here. I'm sure you'll have an easy time of getting to know everyone as we're pretty inclusive here!

  • Mission: Dawa's Fish Stew: Social talk Did you get it right? My Grandmama put in Fish, Eggs, and Salt in a Cooking Set. I think she also adds some magic into it, as it's delicious every time!

  • Social talk You better be careful, I'll show no mercy.
  • Social talk Let me show you my full power!
  • Social talk Alright, let's go! Bring it!
  • Social talk Come on, let's see what you got!
  • Social talk Challenging me? I'm game!
  • Social talk Okay...let's start!
  • Social talk I admire your courage! Fine, I'll play with you.
  • Social talk Already starting? I was going to do some stretching.
  • Social talk Let's rumble!
  • Social talk Hahah, What do you think of me now?
  • Social talk You're not hurt are you? Don't worry about it, practice makes perfect.
  • Social talk Haha, that was super fun! You are pretty good!
  • Social talk Perfection!
  • Social talk Of course I was going to win! You underestimated me!
  • Social talk You're far too weak.
  • Social talk Humph, go home and practice more.
  • Social talk Alright, I win!
  • Social talk So you're only so-so.
  • Social talk Ah, I got some bruises from that.
  • Social talk Never imagined I could lose.
  • Social talk Oh, defeat...
  • Social talk I'm getting a little tired...
  • Social talk You are the most powerful opponent I've ever met!
  • Social talk I lost...
  • Social talk Ah, ow, ow, ow!
  • Social talk Why are you so strong?
  • Social talk I'm going for the win next time.
  • Social talk You won, be proud of it!
  • Social talk Mercy, mercy!
  • Social talk What a pity! I will not lose next time!
  • Social talk That was awful, I'll remember this!

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk I carried this pot here you know...along with Paulie. But I carried the bigger load.

Social gift GiftEdit

Console Note
The information below pertains to the PC version of My Time at Portia, and may differ from the console versions. Additionally, console-specific information may change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Dawa affects the player's relationship with Dawa. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Dawa.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Dawa's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +30
Love      +20
Love      +15
Love      +12
Love        +10
Like        +8
Like        +6
Like        +5
Like        +4
Like        +3
Dislike        -1
Dislike        -2
Hate        -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two NPCs per week. In the event that Dawa has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. Some NPCs may desire an item that they do not normally like.

Desire head icon Desires
Desire icon
Special Salmon Fried RiceSpecial Salmon Fried Rice
Desire icon
Fish PorridgeFish Porridge

Social spar SparEdit

Dawa can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Dawa's base level at the start of the game. Dawa's actual level can be higher because Dawa will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 22
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Gols Gols
Apple Apple
Baked Bread Baked Bread
Herbal Juice Herbal Juice
Herbal Mixture Herbal Mixture
Herbs Herbs
Roasted Meat Roasted Meat
Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary

Social RPS RPSEdit

Dawa can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.


Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Dawa, they can schedule a play date together.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Dawa during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Dawa will like. If asked before ordering, Dawa will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Dawa will just give little hints. In the event that Dawa does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Dawa gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Dawa's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Dawa occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Dawa likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Dawa may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30
Favorite Exhibits +???
Old Thermos
Old Thermos

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: MAPICON main2MAPICON branch2 major • MAPICON main1MAPICON branch1 minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • MAPICON main2 Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • MAPICON branch2 Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.

Main missionsEdit

MAPICON main2 Fixing the Fence
Dawa needs some wooden boards to fix the fence around the Tree Farm.
MAPICON main2 Panbat Infestation
Dawa's Tree Farm is currently closed due to the Panbat infestation, help him chase off the Panbats.
MAPICON main2 Saving the Tree Farm
Aadit wants an Irrigation System for the recovery of the Tree Farm.
MAPICON main2 A Green Wall
Dawa wants you to make some Insulated Planter Boxes.

Secondary missionsEdit

MAPICON branch2 Dawa's Fish Stew
Dawa has a craving for some fish stew, help him make some. According to him, you'll need to add some fish, eggs, and salt.


  • The Hulu Brothers correspond to the color scheme of the rainbow. In Dawa's case, he represents red.
  • Da in Chinese means "big" or "strong", which is relative to Dawa's physique and his position as the oldest of the Hulu brothers.


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