Before the start of My Time at Portia, Pa bequeathed his Workshop to the player, prompting the player's move from Barnarock to Portia. Upon arrival, the player finds a letter in their Mailbox from him, expressing both his apologies for his shortcomings as a father and his well-wishes for the player.
When you read this letter, I will already be on the other side of the world. I'm sorry about that. I'm sorry that I'm not the father you wanted me to be. This was all so sudden, so I didn't have much time to tell you or figure out how to take care of you. Then I thought about this workshop! It might not look like much now, but it will brace you from the wind and cover you from the rain. I have left my Workshop Handbook that details how I created things in my workshop. The rest is up to you. Do your best and live a wonderful life! You will always be my pride and joy!
He is currently presumed to be out adventuring.
He wears a khaki-colored explorer outfit with a matching hat, somewhat similar to the outfits that Flame Variants wear.
His hair color and skin tone automatically changes to what the player's currently is.
Pa cannot be befriended.
Other than his family consisting of his deceased wife, Clara, and his child, the player character, his only confirmed connection is his friendship with Presley.
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After completing The Burnt Warehouse, the player will receive a letter from their father, titled The Great Begeondan:
It's your old man, I hope this letter finds you. It's been a long time since I last wrote to you. How are you? I hope you're adapting well and is making great changes to Portia. I really enjoyed my time in that city, you know. That's why I never sold the workshop even though I travelled around so much. I'm not sure why I'm writing to you right now, I guess I just wanted to let you know I'm still alive and kickin'. We've been travelling the Eastern Continent since I last wrote you, exploring its wonders. It's always dark, cold, and dangerous, but oh there are so many wonders. We're probably the first humans to set foot in these parts in a long, long time. I guess I just wanted you to know that, you know, in case I don't come back.
But I will try to make it back, maybe when you've become a great Builder like me, we can compete and see who's better then. How's that for a thought? Haha!
In the final part of the game, Pa returns from an expedition and visits the builder. After that, he challenges the player to a Builder Bout, with Presley as the judge. This triggers Mission: The Builder Bout.
Right after Pa's return to Portia, Gale introduces him to the townspeople and remarks that they all know him. Here, it is revealed that Pa's name is Maurice.
After completing Mission: The Builder Bout, Pa gives the player a Robopig Rider and leaves Portia the next day, remarking to himself, "See Clara, we didn't have to worry one bit. I'll see you later, my kid."
|By the time you read this, I'll be on my way to my expedition team again. I think I've found my calling. While I will continue to worry for you, I think you'll be alright. You have people here that care about you and love you, and that's the most important thing in the world. Know that where ever I may be, I'll be thinking of you.
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|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. • Alliance Soldiers • Cent • Han • Huss • Mali • Mason • Musa • Mysterious Man • Pa • Penny • Ryder • Ten • Tuss • Ursula|