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Higgins hails from a poor family on the outskirts of Portia. From a young age, Higgins learned the connection between money and status, vowing to make as much money as he can and never let his family be poor again. Higgins became a madman workaholic Builder on a mission, which is to be number one no matter the cost or method.

Higgins is a rivaling builder that the player must confront during the main storyline of the game. He is a hard-working competitor and has the highest ranking workshop when the player character arrives in Portia.

He harbors resentment and jealousy toward the player because they moved into Pa's workshop for free and suddenly start getting so much positive attention from the people in town. He is one of the first characters that the player meets in My Time at Portia, first seen snatching the last commission of the day from Presley's hand as Presley attempts to give it to the player. Even so, Presley describes him as a very hard-working man who does great work and has a fabulous workshop.

Higgins' Workshop is located in Central Plaza near the Barber Shop and Portia Times. When the player gets close to the workshop, he sometimes reacts aggressively and accuses the player of stealing. He even goes so far as threatening to beat the player up if they try picking up objects near the workshop. He can be found visiting the Commerce Guild when it opens every weekday morning; otherwise, he is typically near his workshop.

As of Steam 2.0.141235, Higgins can be befriended after completing the main storyline and completing the newly added mission One Chair to Rule them All. Higgins cannot be befriended on console versions yet.


Personal life[]

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Physical appearance[]

Higgins has short dark hair, a wide, cleft chin, and piercing brown eyes that are always in a squint. He wears a white collared shirt with a light blue grid pattern, a blue vest, a lime-green tie, brown belt and a jeans.

Related characters[]

Higgins has no social network, though Presley appreciates his hard work and Antoine cares enough about him that he called the Civil Corps to look for Higgins when he once missed a day of work due to being passed out in an abandoned ruin.


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At the end of the day, he returns home within his workshop. His home is open from 7:00 - 21:00.

Time Location
7:00 Running to the Commerce Guild from Higgins' Workshop.
7:30 Waits outside the Commerce Guild in Peach Plaza until 8:00. As soon as it's opened he dashes in and takes a commission off the board (usually the best one).
8:00 Enters the Commerce Guild, looks at the Commissions Board, and takes the best one.
9:00 Leaves the Commerce Guild to arrive at Higgins' Workshop by 9:45.

Time Location
8:00 Enters Abandoned Ruins 2
12:00 Leaves Abandoned Ruins 2
14:00 Enters the Commerce Guild

Time Location
10:30 Enters Church of the Light and listens to Lee's sermon.
15:30 Leaves Church of the Light to arrive at ??? verify ]


Higgins' cannot receive any relationship points with the player until after completing the post-game mission One Chair to Rule them All.

Due to his position as rival, Higgins' relationship status with the player remains Nemesis throughout the main storyline. As such, Higgins cannot gain relationship points, receive gifts, play Rock, Paper, Scissors, or any other social interactions. However, Higgins can be sparred. Furthermore, the player can steal from Higgins' furnaces when there are metal bars visible in them. If Higgins sees the player doing so, he will immediately spar them (which will cost the player 15Stamina Points) but other than that, there are currently no consequences to stealing from him.

Shortly after completing One Chair to Rule them All, the player can trigger a dialogue to immediately turn Higgins from Nemesis to Buddy. This will unlock all social interactions with Higgins, including gifting and playdates. He will also give relationship perks as he reaches certain relationship levels with the player. His relationship perks can be viewed from the start of the game, but they are unattainable until after finishing One Chair to Rule them All.


Developing a friendly relationship with Higgins unlocks new dialogue that reveals more about Higgins and gives the player access to special relationship perks.

Buddy Star.pngStar.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.png
Send gifts through the mail sometimes
Possible gifts are:
Carbon FiberCarbon Fiber (3)
Carbon Steel BarCarbon Steel Bar (5)
Strengthened GlassStrengthened Glass (3)
Titanium BarTitanium Bar (3)

Social interactions[]

Interactions: Chat Gift Spar Prompt warning.png Play Dine Photo Ride Missions

Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk.png Chat[]

Dialogue →

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Higgins does not increase his relationship points as Higgins cannot be befriended; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation.

Higgins's dialogue may change every day and every season. Higgins may also comment about certain events or missions.

Social gift.png Gift[]

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


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Higgins.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Higgins'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.png Gifting Items
Mount Very Happy.pngLove: +30
Mount Very Happy.pngLove: +10
Mount Happy.pngLike: +9
Mount Happy.pngLike: +8
Mount Happy.pngLike: +5
Mount Happy.pngLike: +4
Sweet CaviarSweet Caviar
Mount Happy.pngLike: +3
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral: +1
Gift icon.pngEverything Else
Mount Unhappy.pngDislike: -2
Mount Very Unhappy.pngHate: -5
Mount Very Unhappy.pngHate: -20
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Social spar.png Spar[]

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Higgins can normally spar with the player up to three times per day, though there are two additional chances to spar with him.

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

Social spar.png Level: 10
Relationship Rewards
1st 2nd 3rd Steal a bar
- - - - golsgols

Herbal_MixtureHerbal_Mixture Roasted MeatRoasted Meat

Additional opportunities[]

Each workday, a Copper or Bronze Bar will spawn in one of Higgins's Industrial Furnaces outside his workshop, which he will pick up once he returns between 9:00-9:45 from claiming a commission from the Commerce Guild board. If the player picks up the bar while in his presence, he will immediately incite a match with the player, which will count towards their daily spar count if they have not hit the maximum yet, but will still occur if the daily maximum has already been reached. Therefore, if the player has already sparred Higgins three times that day prior to stealing his ingot, it is possible to spar Higgins four times per day.

The Brightest Star allows the player to spar Higgins during the course of the mission, making it possible to spar five times with him on that day, once per character file.

Relationship points[]

After Higgins' relationship meter has been unlocked, the first spar of the day gives +1–2 relationship points if the player wins (0 for a draw), but rematches on the same day give -1, regardless of whether the player wins or draws. (By the point in the game where Higgins gives relationship points, the player will likely be a high enough level that there is no way for a spar with Higgins to end with him winning.)

Social RPS.pngRPS[]

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


Social play.png Play[]

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

Social Dine.png Dine[]

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Higgins during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes he will like. If asked before ordering, Higgins will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, he will just give little hints. In the event that Higgins does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint he 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.

Higgins's food preferences are listed below. The player is advised to use these preferences only when Higgins does not tell the player what to order. If Higgins tells the player a list of dishes to order or gives a hint, it is advised to follow his wishes instead. The full restaurant menu can be found at The Round Table page.

Play date eat.png Dining
Mount Very Happy.pngLike
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral
Everything Else
Mount Very Unhappy.pngDislike
Main course
Main Course
Mount Very Happy.pngLike
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral
Everything Else
Mount Very Unhappy.pngDislike
Mount Very Happy.pngLike
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral
Everything Else
Mount Very Unhappy.pngDislike
Mount Very Happy.pngLike
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral
Everything Else
Mount Very Unhappy.pngDislike
Mapo TofuMapo Tofu
Mount Very Happy.pngLike
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral
Everything Else
Mount Very Unhappy.pngDislike
Mount Very Happy.pngLike
Mount Neutral.pngNeutral
Everything Else
Mount Very Unhappy.pngDislike
Exceptions: Higgins feels neutral about Snowman Ice Cream and Colorful Ice Cream because it is also a Sweet Food. He also feels neutral about Spicy and Sour Potato.

Social mission.png Missions[]

Legend: Main Mission NewSecondary Mission New major • Main Mission LocationSecondary Mission Location minor • Social play.png friendship • Social date.png romance

  • Main Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Secondary Mission New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Major involvement is defined as being directly involved, is one of the main character, actively participates (such as following), or talks a majority of the time.
  • Minor involvement is defined as indirect involvement, only assigned as a task (such as delivering a product to the character), gives a mission or rewards but does not continue involvement, or only talks a couple of times.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.

Main missions[]

While not directly involved in many main missions, Higgins can take the mission-related commissions from the Commission Board fairly quickly if the player does not take them; most notably, Higgins will always take one Assemble Dee-Dee Transport commission immediately unless all commissions are posted on a weekend, preventing the player from getting the City Transporter achievement.

Main Mission New One Chair to Rule them All
Musa sent you a letter and asked you to help make a special massage chair.
Main Mission New Everyone Has a Home
Gale decided to build a new house for Huss & Tuss.
Main Mission New The Friend-ship
Higgins wants to build a boat with you.

Secondary missions[]

Secondary Mission New A Regrettable Deal
Higgins hopes to work with you to construct a diagram he designed. You need to help collect some of the materials for him.
Secondary Mission New Grand Theft Pickaxe
Higgins said you stole his Bronze Pickaxe. What are you going to do?
Secondary Mission Location The Brightest Star
Dr. Xu and Phyllis are chatting about something you are not supposed to hear. What are they planning?



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