The 6th of the Hulu brothers Liuwa arrived at Portia when the brothers came with their grandmother. Never one to like attention, Liuwa always stayed in the background while his brothers grabbed all the attention. He often helps out Gale by doing all the odd jobs in city.


Personal summaryEdit

Liuwa was born on Day 16 of Autumn. He is the reclusive, sixth oldest of the Hulu brothers. Liuwa often takes the odd jobs around town, such as standing guard in front of Amber Island's Cave entrance.

Physical appearanceEdit

Liuwa, like all of his brothers, is a rather rotund man. He has short, dark hair under a blue bucket hat with a dark blue headband. He wears glasses with blue and green frames perched on his hat, and he has a full beard. He wears his blue sweater vest emblazoned with the trademark calabash gourd and Hulu name over the top of a cyan short-sleeved shirt with dark blue stripes on each sleeve. His orange shorts are patterned with yellow hearts, and he has pink shoes on over his yellow socks.

Related charactersEdit

Liuwa has lots of family members in Portia, including his grandmother, Yeye; his older brothers, Dawa, Erwa, Sanwa, Siwa, and Wuwa; and his younger brother, Qiwa.


When befriending Liuwa, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


Before finishing the bridge commission quest he can be seen running from the town to the Portia Harbor in the early morning. After finishing the bridge commission quest he stays in front of Amber Island's cave.

After the South Block Trade Post is unlocked, he is hanging around in the Yeye's Motel.

Time Location

Time Location
7:45 Leaves Happy Apartments to arrive at
1:15 Enters Happy Apartments and falls asleep by 1:30.

Time Location


Liuwa is one of the potential bachelors that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to him with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, his relationship status changes to Boyfriend. After Liuwa has become the player's boyfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to him with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, his relationship status changes to Husband. Once certain other conditions have been met, Liuwa and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.


Husband HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +
Receive help with domestic work and resource gathering, and a chance at receiving gifts first thing in the morning.

Social interactionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social RPS Social Invitation Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social photo Social Ride Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Liuwa ED 001
    Who are you? Are you a spy for the Duvos Empire? Huh? You're just the new Builder...suspicious...
  • 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!

  • 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!

Talk about favorite foods
  • Social talk I always get in a bad mood when I eat something sour.
  • Social talk I want to eat something light once in a while, too much salt is bad for you.
Ask about work
  • Social talk
  • Social talk
Casual talk
  • Social talk
  • Social talk
  • Social talk
  • Social talk

  • Social talk Take care, don't overwork yourself.
  • Social talk Let's head out and have some fun!
  • Social talk I'm so glad you're in my life!

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk I didn't really want to come here today, I wanted to get some sleep, but my brothers dragged me here.

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 Liuwa affects the player's relationship with Liuwa. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Liuwa.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Liuwa'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      +20
Love      +18
Love      +12
Love        +10
Like        +8
Like        +5
Like        +4
Like        +3
Like        +2
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 Liuwa 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. The following items are desires, which are randomly assigned to one or two NPCs per week. In the event that this NPC 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.

Desire head icon Desires
Desire icon
Peach's AmuletPeach's Amulet
Desire icon
Panbat MaskPanbat Mask
Desire icon

Social spar SparEdit

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

Note that the level in the table below is Liuwa's base level at the start of the game. Liuwa's actual level can be higher because Liuwa 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

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


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Liuwa outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

Social play PlayEdit

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

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Liuwa, the player can schedule a romantic date with Liuwa.

Social Dine DineEdit

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

Liuwa'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 interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Liuwa, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic tradeEdit

Liuwa occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Liuwa likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Liuwa 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 +???
Goddess Statue
Goddess Statue
Soldier with Axe
Soldier with Axe


  • Liu in Chinese means "six", corresponding to the fact that he is the sixth oldest Hulu Brother.


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