|“||An engineer from Vega 5, Mint was brought over by Gale to help with the road to Sandrock. Always reliable and on time, Mint is called upon for projects all over the Free Cities.||„|
Mint grew up in an orphanage and enjoyed playing basketball. He began working as an engineer at a young age.
Mint takes frequent naps, and can sometimes be found napping during the day either under an Apple Tree outside Central Plaza or in a chair on the same café balcony where Pinky sleeps. If the player attempts to interact with him while napping, he will respond as normal, though he may remain sitting as if he were asleep.
Mint has dark blackish-teal hair, fair skin, and almond eyes. He wears a yellow and blue vest over a half-tucked-in white polo shirt, medium blue jeans with a brown belt, brown laced shoes, a watch on his left wrist, and a cylindrical teal bag emblazoned with a gold star slung over his hips.
When befriending Mint, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from Gale as well.
While living in Portia for the Portia Bridge missions, Mint leaves the apartment before 8 am, heads to Central Plaza and sits on the bench in front of Portia Museum until 10:00, then goes to the bridge location to supervise. On weekdays, Gust and Albert also hang around the bridge, it seems the three of them are working on the project together. Mint spends the entire day there, then goes back to the apartments before 21:00, walking through the park where Issac plays cross five.
On days of bad weather, Mint walks back and forth from Central Plaza to the Portia bridge, and returns to Apartments around 20:30.
After completing Rescue in Ingall's Mine, Mint stays in Dr. Xu's Clinic for three days, then resumes his previous schedule (Eufaula Tunnel). Once the windmill quest is complete, Mint will hang around Central Plaza and Peach Plaza.
|7:00||Leaves Happy Apartments to arrive at the cafe by|
|11:00||Leaves the cafe to arrive at|
|7:00||Walks from Portia bridge Dee-dee stop to desert Dee-dee stop|
|12:00||Walks from desert Dee-dee stop to the tunnel|
|15:00||Walks toward town|
21:30 - 22:45 pm passes by Abandoned Ruins #3
22:30-23:55 pm he reaches the Portia bridge then walks through Central Plaza to Apartments. Sometimes 00:30
Around 2:53 am, Mint enters Apartments.
|7:00||Works at the Portia Harbor with Musa and Albert all day.|
After announcing Mr. Musa's arrival at fireside meeting and initiates Harbor Mission, he can be found in the Harbor with Musa and Albert from 7:00AM- 3:00AM (locked). All scheduled Play dates with Mint would end unexpectedly until player accepts mission "To Light the Way" which unlocks playing/dating again. Mint leaves Harbor at 18:00 walks back to Apartments.
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 Mint 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, Mint and the player can then try for children.
Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.
- Received a mysterious gift
- Husband +
- Mint is giving(sic) you his salary (1,000-1,100g) on the 10th day of each season. Also, receive help with domestic work and resource gathering, and a chance at receiving gifts first thing in the morning
- First meeting
- I'm feeling drowsy again today...
- Huh, I lost track of time again...but I got everything ready ahead of schedule.
- How do I fall asleep standing up? I dunno, it just...happenzzzz....
- Thanks for always helping out. I doubt Portia would be making half as much progress without you.
- The mood here is totally different from Vega 5. Everyone seems so relaxed here.
- Engineering isn't much different from building, really. It's just a matter of project scale.
- You better be careful, I'll show no mercy.
- Let me show you my full power!
- Alright, let's go! Bring it!
- Come on, let's see what you got!
- Challenging me? I'm game!
- Okay...let's start!
- I admire your courage! Fine, I'll play with you.
- Already starting? I was going to do some stretching.
- Let's rumble!
- Hahah, What do you think of me now?
- You're not hurt are you? Don't worry about it, practice makes perfect.
- Haha, that was super fun! You are pretty good!
- Of course I was going to win! You underestimated me!
- You're far too weak.
- Humph, go home and practice more.
- Alright, I win!
- So you're only so-so.
- Ah, I got some bruises from that.
- Never imagined I could lose.
- Oh, defeat...
- I'm getting a little tired...
- You are the most powerful opponent I've ever met!
- I lost...
- Ah, ow, ow, ow!
- Why are you so strong?
- I'm going for the win next time.
- You won, be proud of it!
- Mercy, mercy!
- What a pity! I will not lose next time!
- That was awful, I'll remember this!
- Talk about favorite foods
- That's a difficult question... I am not very picky, maybe I don't take too salty or unhealthy fried food.
- Ask about work
- (How's work?)
- Not always. It really depends on projects, sometimes I'm very busy and sometimes I just take naps.
- (Do you enjoy your job?)
- My job is to help the Free Cities facilities grow, make everyone's life easier, you know? To be able to do that makes my job very satisfying.
- Casual talk
- I went to several places in the Free Cities for projects. I was most impressed with Walnut Groove. There were lots of handicrafts there, it made me very happy!
- (You are very handsome.)
- ... Really? A lot of people say that for some reason.
- (You're from Vega 5, aren't you? You must know a lot about the old relics!)
- No really. The researchers at Vega 5 are certainly very knowledgeable, but their work are often top secret. I'm just an engineer, they don't show interesting relics to me unless it's related to my job.
- When date officially begins
- Oh, there you are. What did you want to do first?
- If you are late or miss the date
- Where were you? Did something come up?
- If you end the date without using all available actions points (Happy)
- Really? I guess it can't be helped. But we should do this again sometime.
- If you end the date without using all available actions points (Unhappy)
- Hm...yeah, maybe today wasn't the best day for this. See you.
- When date officially ends (Happy)
- Cool. What to do next?
- When date officially ends (Unhappy)
- I'm getting a little sleepy...zzz...zzz....
- Mint needs to leave the date (Happy)
- Shoot, it's getting late, got to head back. But I had fun today!
- Let's do this again soon.
- Mint needs to leave the date (Unhappy)
- Oh, I have to get back to work.
- Failed date (Mint leaves because their mood dropped too low)
- This is a waste of my time and yours. I'm going home.
- Let's not do this again.
- Are...Are you cheating on me? I...no, I don't want to know. Leave me alone, please.
- Break up
- I see...So this is what it's like to break up,it hurts so much.
- Do you like sports? I used to be really into basketball. When I would shoot, I would hit nothing but net! Heh.
- You're so busy every day...don't forget to rest, yeah?
- I've known Mr. Gale since I was young. I'm glad he's doing better than he was back then.
- Talking to you is like waking up after a good sleep. I always feel refreshed after.
- I was alone a lot when I was young. I really am lucky to have people like you and Mr. Gale's family in my life.
- We should hang out when you have time, I'd really like that.
- Did I tell you that I saw you in a dream once? In it, we-- uh. Nothing. Forget about it.
- This is my first time in a relationship, I hope I can be a good boyfriend. You can tell me when I'm not up to standard.
- Let me know if anything is bothering you. I want to be able to help you as well.
- I've had nightmares lately of something happening to you while I'm away...please don't work too recklessly.
- I want to be someone you can rely on. I don't want you to regret choosing me.
- I didn't think much of you when we met...but since then, you've become something like family to me. It's nice.
- It's kind of strange, always thinking of you when I'm working...It feels like you're always by my side.
- Leave the housework to me. I'm way ahead of schedule and I'm sure you have some commissions to do.
- Sometimes I wake up thinking this is all a dream...but then I see you, and I remember how lucky I am to have met you.
- Being married is more fun than I'd expected...but I never feel like I spend enough time with you. Is that selfish?
- ...I've realized. So long as I'm with you, I think any place could feel like home. I would be happy in Sandrock, Vega 5 or Portia...so long as you're there with me.
- I think I could travel the world and not find another person like you. It really was fortunate that we crossed paths here.
- I grew up in an orphanage at Vega 5. Their education and management were extremely strict. The children from there were assigned to the local government and research institutes.
- I always thought that I would end up with a happy family, in the end it's just a passing dream.
- ...So this is what it feels like to be betrayed. Was it because I'm not good enough? Let me know!
- Oh, so it's this nightmare again...wait, I'm awake, aren't I? Go away.
- What do you want?
- Don't you have someone else to bother?
- This is my favorite holiday, so I practiced it privately, heh. Receiving gifts makes me happy, I have rarely received any gifts during my life.
- Winter Solstice
- Perhaps because I grew up in an orphanage, the food there was always so tasteless. As such, I don't like to eat hot pot, it's a little too greasy and spicy for me. Still, I really like the festival atmosphere, makes me feel all warm and happy inside.
- Spring is the best season for everything. Work, sightseeing, napping...zzz....
- I'm feeling motivated to start on some new projects this year...but what?
- I've traveled to many places because of my work, but I like Portia the best.
- It's way too hot today! I just want to sit in front of a fan. Or jump in a vat of ice...
- Gust has to be nuts, wearing a suit in this weather...oh, don't tell him I said that...
- I like summer rain showers, it's like a wave of cool air in the summer heat. Plus, the sound of raindrops makes me sleep very well.
- I've never seen such a range of colors during autumn until I got here...Vega 5 hardly has any plants.
- It's started cooling down a lot. Perfect temperature of a nap!
- I took a nap under a tree yesterday and woke up covered in leaves. They were kind of cozy.
- Aren't you cold? We should get some tea and warm up.
- Moving ahead with work this time of year is so difficult. I can't even get a good nap these days.
- I saw QQ napping in front of the fire earlier...I'd say he has the right idea.
- Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Mint.
- Gifts given on festival days and on Mint'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.
|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.
The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two NPCs per week. In the event that Mint 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.
Mint can spar with the player up to three times per day.
Note that the level in the table below is Mint's base level at the start of the game. Mint's actual level can be higher because Mint will level up over time.
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Mint can play RPS with the player up to three times per day.
Below is a gallery of Mint's poses in group photos.
Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Mint outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.
Once the player has become buddies with Mint, they can schedule a play date together.
After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Mint, the player can schedule a romantic date with Mint.
If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Mint during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Mint will like. If asked before ordering, Mint will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Mint will just give little hints. In the event that Mint does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Mint 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.
Mint's food preferences are:
As the player develops their relationship with Mint, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.
Mint occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Mint likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Mint 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.
- A Rough Sleep
- Mint is taking a nap, but Pinky won't leave him alone. Leave some Catfish out to distract her.
- Dinner with Friends
- Gale hopes you can be friends with Mint, find Mint first and go to the Round Table Together.
- This mission triggers when the player is Buddy with Mint.
- Chance Meeting
- Mint is troubled for not being able to have a nice nap. He needs an eye shade and a pillow.
- Peace in Politics
- Mint wants to make peace with Gust. He asks you to find out what Gust likes. Ask the people closest to Gust: Ginger, Russo and Albert.
- Peace in Politics 2
- Gust found about Mint digging on his background, he seemed angry. Help Mint prepare some offerings for Gust.
These missions are only available if the player romances Mint.
- Mint Condition
- Gale would like you to deliver this letter to Dr. Xu.
- This mission triggers after the player successfully confesses to Mint.
- A Near-Departure
- Mint has no choice but to leave Portia? You need to talk with the Mayor about that.
- This mission triggers if the player is Lover with Mint.
- Mint's Heart
- Mint's problem is solved. Everything has a perfect ending except for you and Mint's relationship. Give Mint some time.
- This mission triggers after the player completes A Near-Departure.
- Under the Sun
- Soak up the sun with Mint at the designated location.
- This mission triggers if the player is married to Mint.
- Mint's design was inspired by Kaede Rukawa from the basketball manga/anime Slam Dunk. This is why he naps a lot and states he's good at basketball.
|Bachelors||Aadit • Albert • Antoine • Arlo • Django • Erwa • Gust • Liuwa • Mint • Oaks • Paulie • Qiwa • Remington • Sanwa • Siwa • Tody • Wuwa • Xu|
|Bachelorettes||Alice • Emily • Ginger • Lucy • Mei • Nora • Petra • Phyllis • Sam • Sonia|
|Other characters||Abu • Ack • Carol • Dana • Dawa • Dolly • Gale • Higgins • Isaac • Jack • Lee • Mars • Martha • McDonald • Merlin • Molly • Pinky • Polly • Presley • QQ • Russo • Scraps • Sophie • Toby • Yeye • Yoyo|
|Strangers||Albert Jr. • Huss • Mali • Musa • Mysterious Man • Pa • Penny • Ryder • Ten • Tuss • Ursula|