Mars and Carol Home

Mars' home

Map Mars Carol Floor 1

Map of home's first floor

Map Mars Carol Floor 2

Map of home's second floor

Mars is a resident of Portia with whom the player can develop a friendship. He is the town tool craftsman. He can be found manning his shop Total Tools during the day.

He and his wife Carol have three daughters, Molly, Polly, and Dolly. He is a friendly family man who is dedicated to his wife and daughters. He loves to gamble at the games in Django's Gaming Hall in his free time.


Mars is a native of Portia, as his family came with the first wave of settlers about 80 years ago. Continuing his family's legacy, Mars runs the only tool shop in town. Hardworking and unassuming, Mars is often stressed about money and how he'll afford a better future for his three daughters.

Personal LifeEdit

Mars was born on Summer of Day 18 in Portia. Mars dedicates his time to running the only tool shop in Portia. At some point in his life, he met Carol and had three kids: Molly, Polly, and Dolly. Mars has difficulty with planning on how to use the family's money, only being saved by his wife's ability to manage the financial affairs.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Related CharactersEdit

Mars's wife, Carol, and his three daughters, Molly, Polly, and Dolly, live with him in Portia. He is also Friends with Paulie, who runs the shop next door.


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


On Sundays: 9:00 - 15:00 Listening to Lee in the Church of the Light

Time Location

Time Location
19:30 Enters The Round Table and goes to Django's Gaming Hall to play games.
22:00 Leaves The Round Table to arrive at ???

Time Location

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



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

Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 10% discount when consuming in the store
Friend StarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 20% discount when consuming in the store
Good Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Receive a 25% discount when consuming in the store

Social InteractionsEdit

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

Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Social talk Nice to have you. If you need tools or weapons, you can come to my shop. It's got the best selection around these parts. Now, you look like a nice kid, so I'm gonna give you these for free, as a leg up. Don't tell my wife though!
  • Mars ED 001
    Look at my glowing radiance! Exercise makes you healthy. You need to keep balance between work and life.
  • Mars ED 002
    It's my greatest happiness to watch my three little girls grow up.
  • Mars ED 003
    I have to hand over all my income to my wife each month. Wish I had more spending money.
  • Social talk I'm not a bad cook, but Carol is better.
  • Social talk Stop by if you need any supplies!
  • Social talk I'm not as manly as Paulie, but I'm a good father. That's all that matters to me.
  • Social talk My little girls are everything to me. I hope they grow up well.
  • Social talk I love making my girls laugh.

  • Social talk I wish Carol would let me help more with the money. Sometimes I feel like she doesn't trust me.
  • Social talk Having three girls is expensive. They always want to take a trip, but we just can't afford it.
  • Social talk I'm trying to be a better role model for my girls.

  • 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 My stomach is not so good, so eating spicy food will really ruin my day.
Ask about work
  • (So how did you meet Carol?)
    • Social talk Wow, that takes me back. I was walking on the beach at sunset, and I saw this angel come towards me.
  • (How's your business going?)
    • Social talk It's going alright, we don't have too many people here, but they're all repeat customers.
      • (Must be hard keeping up with all of your girls.)
        • Social talk Haha, I never have free time anymore. The most I can do is some exercise routine with Paulie. But I think it's worth it, my little girls are my everything.
      • (Ever thought about you and your wife running just one shop?)
        • Social talk Not really, we do need the extra money from the extra shop, and she loves designing and making clothes.
Casual talk
  • Social talk I've always wanted to take my family on a trip, let the kids see the world. But also, it's quite expensive, and we have to save up for my daughters' schooling.
  • (What type of gifts do you like?)
  • Social talk I turn blue if I eat spicy food, so please don't give me any of that.
  • (Your store has almost every tool!)
    • Social talk If someone wants something, and I don't have it, then I lose that sale!
  • (You're almost as buff as Paulie!)
    • Social talk I'm working on it, I figure this doesn't cost any money. My wife secretly loves it as well!

  • Social talk Three birthdays on one day. This is gonna get expensive...
  • Social talk The girls cooked dinner last night. It was delicious!
  • Social talk I can't wait for summer. Spring is too rainy.
  • Social talk One day I'll take my girls on a trip to the beach.
  • Social talk I should set the grill up and have a BBQ!
  • Social talk Woah! It's a hot one today!
  • Social talk It's the season for fishing!
  • Social talk Salmon is in season. Yum!
  • Social talk Portia is beautiful this time of year.
  • Social talk I can't wait for the Winter Solstice. The thought of the hotpot is making my mouth water.
  • Social talk If it's too cold to gather materials, remember you can buy them from my store.

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk Another year, and another year of not making a lot ol' money. Whatever, I'll do better next year. Time to celebrate!

  • Social talk Yeah?
  • Social talk What?
  • Social talk Are you buying something, or what?

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


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Mars.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Mars'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 1-2 points.
  • Mars feels neutral about all ores, unlike most who hate them.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +20
Fisherman's PickaxeFisherman's Pickaxe
Love      +18
Iron PickaxeIron Pickaxe
Square TableSquare Table
Love      +15
Bubblefish StewBubblefish Stew
Catmaid StatueCatmaid Statue
Sculpted LionSculpted Lion
Crafter's ToolboxCrafter's Toolbox
Love        +10
Old ThermosOld Thermos
Like        +8
Like        +7
Industrial CoreIndustrial Core
Like        +6
Salty Grilled CatfishSalty Grilled Catfish
Like        +5
Like        +4
Emperor CatfishEmperor Catfish
Bronze BarBronze Bar
Like        +3
Copper BarCopper Bar
Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet)
Power StonePower Stone
Like        +2
Grinding StoneGrinding Stone
Dislike        -1
Wasted FoodWasted Food
Dislike        -2
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup
Spicy TeaSpicy Tea
Hate        -5
Chili PepperChili Pepper
Animal FecesAnimal Feces
Version 2.0.134712 Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.

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 Mars 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
Crafter's ToolboxCrafter's Toolbox
Desire icon
Bubblefish StewBubblefish Stew

Social spar SparEdit

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

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

Social spar
Level: 5
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Baked BreadBaked Bread
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat
Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Prompt ordinary

Social RPS RPSEdit

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

Social photo PhotoEdit

Below is a gallery of Mars's poses in group photos.


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

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

Social play PlayEdit

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

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

Mars's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Banner Fish SaladBanner Fish Salad
Smoked Fish RollSmoked Fish Roll
Creamy Salmon StewCreamy Salmon Stew
Creamy Shrimp StewCreamy Shrimp Stew
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Bamboo Papaya and Seafood with RiceBamboo Papaya and Seafood with Rice
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Portia Hot PotPortia Hot Pot
Menu icon meat
Fish PorridgeMeidi's Fish Stew
Menu icon vegetable
Golden Radish SoupGolden Radish Soup
Mapo TofuMapo Tofu
Spicy and Sour PotatoSpicy and Sour Potato
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink

Social Relic Trade Relic TradeEdit

Mars occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Mars likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Mars 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
Sculpted Lion Piece 1Sculpted Lion Piece 1
Sculpted Lion Piece 2Sculpted Lion Piece 2
Sculpted Lion Piece 3Sculpted Lion Piece 3
Sculpted Lion Piece 4Sculpted Lion Piece 4
Catmaid Statue Piece 1Catmaid Statue Piece 1
Catmaid Statue Piece 2Catmaid Statue Piece 2
Catmaid Statue Piece 3Catmaid Statue Piece 3
Catmaid Statue Piece 4Catmaid Statue Piece 4
Old Thermos Piece 1Old Thermos Piece 1
Old Thermos Piece 2Old Thermos Piece 2
Joystick Piece 1Joystick Piece 1
Joystick Piece 2Joystick Piece 2
Favorite Exhibits +???
Catmaid Statue
Catmaid Statue
Old Thermos
Old Thermos
Dee-Dee Stop
Dee-Dee Stop
Advanced Skiver
Advanced Skiver
Stone Furnace
Stone Furnace
Civil Cutter
Civil Cutter
Basic Skiver
Basic Skiver
Civil Furnace
Civil Furnace
Industrial Furnace
Industrial Furnace
Industrial Cutter
Industrial Cutter
Fire Powered Generator
Fire Powered Generator
Irrigation Tower
Irrigation Tower
Cooking Set
Cooking Set
Recycle Machine
Recycle Machine
Fish Display
Fish Display
Large Fish Tank
Large Fish Tank

Social mission Missions Edit

Fish for Dinner
Mars wants to eat some fish but doesn't have the time to go fishing as he's busy with his shop. Catch some Catfish to satisfy his cravings.
Umbrellas Are Important
Recently, there's been a shortage of umbrellas in town. Mars is asking for your help to gather some materials so he can make more umbrellas.


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