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Merlin
Map Merlin

Map of home

Once the most promising apprentice at Vega 5, Merlin was kicked out of the city-state for doing forbidden tests. Never one to brood over her mistakes, she made a new start in Portia, becoming the director of the Research Center. Although Minister Lee often tries to engage Merlin in debates about the ethics of using dangerous relics, she doesn't really care.

ProfileEdit

Personal SummaryEdit

Merlin was born on Winter of Day 21. She was once the most promising, intelligent apprentice at Vega 5 until performing a forbidden test resulted in her getting kicked out. She moved to Portia, where she became the director of the Research Center and took Petra under her wing. Merlin has been published in some magazines, although she would not be satisfied until her work is featured in Vega 5's Annual Documented.

Merlin and Minister Lee often get into debates about the ethics of using dangerous relics, although Merlin does not really care for his opinions.

Merlin used to always eat rice, but eventually grew out of it; now, she wants to try different types of foods, such as pasta and salty foods.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Merlin wears oversized spiral goggles, with one side having multiple flip-down lenses.

Related CharactersEdit

Merlin's closest connection in Portia is Petra, her Friend and fellow researcher at the Research Center. Merlin Dislikes Lee, the leader of the local Church of the Light, because his religious beliefs move him to oppose everything she and the Research Center work toward.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Lee
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When befriending Merlin, her relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving or losing favor points with those NPCs as well.

Merlin can be found at Abandoned Ruins #2 at Sunday From 8:00 to 12:00

ScheduleEdit

On her birthday, you'll find her going to the research center around 3:30 pm.

Time Location
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12:00
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18:30Leaves Research Center to arrive at Martha's Bakery by 19:15.
19:15 Shops at Martha's Bakery.
20:00 Leaves Martha's Bakery to arrive at
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RelationshipEdit

WARNING: Despite Merlin's relationship gauge being denoted by hearts, The Player can NOT romance Merlin as of the writing of this page. Game Version Final: 1.1.130102 Edit

PerksEdit

Buddy HeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2
Send gifts through the mail sometimes
Possible gifts include 2x Gear, 2x Old Parts, or 2x Spring.
Friend HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2Heart 2
Allows you to move exhibits in the Portia Museum

Social InteractionsEdit

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


Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Merlin ED 001
    You're new, aren't you...are you lost or something?
Stranger
  • Social talk The people in church are so stubborn! Why shouldn't we use technology from the old world? They obviously can make our lives more convenient. It really doesn't make any sense...
  • Social talk If you find anything of value from the old world, please donate it to us. You have no idea how much a discovery can change the world. Don't listen to what the Church has to say; we just want to progress towards a better world!

  • Social talk
  • Social talk
  • Social talk

Talk about favorite foods
  • Social talk I'm not sure why but I never liked eating fried rice.
  • Social talk I'm always eating rice, so I want to try other food types.
Ask about work
  • (What is it like directing the Research Center?)
    • Social talk Petra is a very smart student, worthy of my time to teach her. We're discovering and analyzing new relics all the time.
  • (What do you think of the Portia Research Center?)
    • Social talk Vega 5 have better research equipment, but I'm more free here to pursue my research.
Casual talk
  • Social talk That's a waste of time, I'd rather spend it researching.
Compliment
  • (I saw your research in a magazine, that's impressive!)
    • Social talk I won't be satisfied until my research is published in Vega 5's Annual Documented.
  • (You seem very smart!)
    • Social talk Right, now tell me something I don't know.

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk I would say this is a waste of time, but since everyone's taking the day off, it just didn't feel right if I continued working.

Social gift GiftEdit

Giving gifts to Merlin affects your relationship.

Tips:

  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral effect when given to Merlin.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Merlin's birthday earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points respectively and show a unique dialogue.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +25
Golden ClockGolden Clock
Love      +20
AI ModelAI Model
Love      +18
AI ChipsetAI Chipset
Love      +15
Lucky SackLucky Sack
The Thinking CanThe Thinking Can
Sphere TrophySphere Trophy
Portian RugPortian Rug
Silicon ChipsetSilicon Chipset
Love      +10
Strange SoupStrange Soup
Power LampPower Lamp
Ancient ComputerAncient Computer
+
RosesRoses
Like        +7
Small EngineSmall Engine
Like        +6
Small ChairSmall Chair
KeypadKeypad
Steel BallSteel Ball
Like        +4
Data DiscData Disc
+
RubyRuby
SapphireSapphire
TopazTopaz
Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet)
Power StonePower Stone
Like        +3
Milk TeaMilk Tea
Cactus FruitCactus Fruit
Dislike    -1
Wasted FoodWasted Food
Dislike    -2
Tree SapTree Sap
ResinResin
Honeybee WaxHoneybee Wax
RiceRice
+
CaterpillarCaterpillar
WoodWood
HardwoodHardwood
SandSand
SoilSoil
StoneStone
WildflowersWildflowers
Hate      -5
CorianderCoriander
+
Copper OreCopper Ore
Tin OreTin Ore
Iron OreIron Ore
Lead OreLead Ore
Magnesium OreMagnesium Ore
Manganese OreManganese Ore
Aluminum OreAluminum Ore
Titanium OreTitanium Ore
Animal FecesAnimal Feces
Version 1.0.129395 Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

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. 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
+25
Desire icon
Silicon ChipsetSilicon Chipset
+15
Desire icon
Strange SoupStrange Soup

DatesEdit

Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, you may leave your house to find Merlin outside, hoping to invite you out for a date.

Social play PlayEdit

Once you have become buddies with Merlin, you can schedule a play date together.

Social date DateEdit

If you choose to dine at The Round Table with Merlin during a date, be sure to order dishes they will like. Sometimes, if you ask them before ordering, they will tell you exactly which dishes to order; other times, they will just give little hints. In any event, Merlin's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Like
Prompt sad
Dislike
Menu icon appetizer
Appetizer
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Seafood NoodlesCreamy Noodles with Bacon
Bamboo Papaya and Seafood with RiceBamboo Papaya and Seafood with Rice
Pumpkin Steamed RicePumpkin Steamed Rice
Baked Rice with Coconut ChickenBaked Rice with Coconut Chicken
Baked Rice with Chicken CurryBaked Rice with Chicken Curry
Highwind Fried RiceHighwind Fried Rice
Menu icon meat
Meat
BBQ Grilled MeatBBQ Grilled Meat
Menu icon vegetable
Vegetable
Mushrooms in Oyster SauceMushrooms in Oyster Sauce
Vegetable with Minced GarlicVegetable with Minced Garlic
Menu icon dessert
Dessert
Apple PieApple Pie
Menu icon drink
Drink
Apricot JuiceApricot Juice
Exceptions: Merlin feels neutral about Stewed Rice Meat Supreme (Restaurant) because it is both Salty Food and Bowl of Rice.

Social interact InteractEdit

As you develop your relationship with Merlin, you unlock special interactions, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic TradeEdit

Merlin occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Merlin also visits the museum occasionally and likes to look at particular exhibits (after you have donated them to the Museum).

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30
Sphere Trophy Piece 1Sphere Trophy Piece 1
Sphere Trophy Piece 2Sphere Trophy Piece 2
Sphere Trophy Piece 3Sphere Trophy Piece 3
AI Model Piece 1AI Model Piece 1
AI Model Piece 2AI Model Piece 2
AI Model Piece 3AI Model Piece 3
AI Model Piece 4AI Model Piece 4
AI Model Piece 5AI Model Piece 5
The Thinking Can Piece 1The Thinking Can Piece 1
The Thinking Can Piece 2The Thinking Can Piece 2
The Thinking Can Piece 3The Thinking Can Piece 3
The Thinking Can Piece 4The Thinking Can Piece 4
+10
Power Lamp Piece 1Power Lamp Piece 1
Power Lamp Piece 2Power Lamp Piece 2
Power Lamp Piece 3Power Lamp Piece 3
Favorite Exhibits +???
???
Power Lamp
Power Lamp


TriviaEdit

  • Prior to Alpha 3.0, her name was "Meilin".
  • As of Alpha 4.0, when asking for the type of gifts she prefers, there is a bug that causes her to use one of Paulie's dialogue. This line of dialogue reads, "As manly as I am, don't give me any clocks, the sound of the clock ticking drives me insane!"
    • Furthermore, giving Merlin Small Clocks gives a neutral reaction, unlike Paulie's negative reaction.

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