The Portia Museum is a building in Central Plaza that holds old world relics, crafting stations, and artwork that have been donated by people. The museum was constructed by the A&G Construction, with the assistance of the Construction Crane that the player built.
Some time after Ack's arrival to Portia, Mayor Gale had funded the building of the Portia Museum that would be situated next to the Research Center in Central Plaza. Gale commissioned the A&G Construction company to build the museum. Constructing the building required the need of a construction crane, causing Albert to commission the building of one to the player.
Albert tasked the player to build the Construction Crane, using the blueprint provided by Petra. With the Construction Crane in hand, the A&G Construction began the project that would take a week to build.
The Portia Museum was finally built and held a grand opening the following Saturday. Merlin volunteered to be the curator of the museum.
Structure and layout
The Portia Museum has numerous podiums or shelves that display unique items. These display cases can hold small, medium, or large assembled items. On the second floor, a large aquarium is located within the wall. Unique fish specimens can be donated to the aquarium.
|Item Type||Stand Size||Main Hall||Back Room||Upstairs||Total|
|Special Item Relic||Pedestal||2||2||0||4|
|Small Assembled Item||Small||5||0||0||5|
|Medium Assembled Item||Medium||18||3||0||21|
|Large Assembled Item||Large||1||5||0||6|
|Ultra Large Assembled Item||Ultra Large||0||1||0||1|
|Small Item Artwork||Shelf||8||0||0||8|
|Small Item Relic||Shelf||2||4||4||10|
|Small Item Exhibit Item||Shelf||0||4||0||4|
|Special Unknown Item||Special||1||0||0||1|
NOTE: As of Version 2.0.139521 there is a podium for an unknown Item in the middle of the Main Hall, However it is not yet usable by the player.
NOTE: As of Version 2.0.139521 there are a total of 93 obtainable items that can be donated to the Portia Museum. The rest are either no longer available or have not been implemented yet.
NOTE: The Small Item Exhibit Item[sic] item type will accept either a Relic or Artwork Item.
To donate an item, place the item in your hotbar and then have your character hold the item. Then, stand before the display and place the item. Note that not all items fit everywhere.
Items that have been donated cannot be returned to the donor, and each item can only be donated one time. Currently, not all assembled items can be donated. There are not enough slots for all possible donations.
Other characters will visit the museum on occasion to look at the donated items. Depending on their preferences, this can increase the Players relation with them, similar to how they react to the same item displayed in the players yard. These interactions seem to occur more frequently compared to the yard, though the point gains are also lower. Some characters are more likely to visit the museum or the yard, or don't visit either place at all.
If the player become Friends () with Merlin, she will allow the player to rearrange objects that have already been donated and placed.
To move items, walk up to the object to be moved, press F (Pickup), walk to the destination podium or shelf, and place the object down. Note that selecting and moving shelf items may require pressing T to cycle through the available shelf locations. An item may only be moved to another podium or shelf of the correct type.
Most of the items that can be crafted at the Assembly Station can be donated to the Portia Museum and occupy special spots at the front of the museum. They are referred to as Assembled Items and come in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and Ultra Large.
|Fire Powered Generator
|Large Fish Tank
The majority of items that can be donated to the Portia Museum are relics, re-assembled from Relic Pieces at the Recovery Machine. They are referred to as Relics and come in five sizes: Small Item, Small, Medium, Large, and Special Item.
There are also a couple of items in the world which are considered Relics, but do not have to be re-assembled.
|Clay Figure: Female
|Clay Figure: Male
|Clear Sky Doll
|Duck on a King
|Performance Center Model
|Ship in a Bottle
|Soldier with Axe
|Soldier with Blade
|Soldier with Lance
|Soldier with Scepter
|The Thinking Can
|Vinyl Record Player
|Weird Glass Jar
NOTE: The Printing Press is considered as a Medium Relic in the Museum, although it is an Assembled Item.
The Portia Museum also accepts a number of books and paintings as Small Item Artwork.
|Journey to the East
|Painting: Distant Mountains
|Painting: The Lonely Windmill
After donating a certain number of items, the player can collect item rewards from a small table at the front of the Portia Museum. All items count equally toward the reward, except fish, which do not count.
|Number of donations||Reward|
|3||Small Waste Bin|
|50||Marble Flower Bed|
|60||Mini Bowling Alley|
Relic Pieces Exchange
By interacting with the Relic Pieces Exchange Board, the player can instantaneously exchange relic pieces with the citizens of Portia. The larger item icon on the left is the piece offered by the NPC, while the desired item is the smaller item icon to the right of the larger icon. When selecting an individual request, the right-hand column will show the item(s) or gols being requested (under the "The patron wants to exchange for these pieces" text) and whether the player has the requested item available in their inventory for exchange. Some trade requests may simply ask for another relic piece, while others may ask for Gols. The requested relic piece must be in the player's inventory to be traded.
The requests on the board refresh every Sunday. Up to four requests are posted, and there is a time limit for each request ranging from one day to four days. Completing a request earns the player 10 or 30 relationship points with the character who posted it.
The Aquarium is a large fish tank located on the second floor. Initially, the Aquarium is empty, but it will fill up with the different types of fish species as the player donates them.
The player can donate up to one each of common, emperor, and king qualities of each fish. However, if a more rare fish is donated first, then the player cannot replace that more rare fish with a more common quality of the same fish. Therefore, the player can either donate the common fish first, followed by the emperor fish to replace it, then the king fish to replace either of the former, or donate the king or emperor fish first without donating the common fish at all.
To donate a fish to the Aquarium, place the fish on the hot bar, and hold it while approaching the face of the Aquarium. The prompt to Observe will then include Put in, and selecting that option will add the fish to the tank (if that fish or a higher quality of that fish species has not already been added).
- Upon donating all the normal fish, Merlin will send the player a Salted Fish Sword.
- Upon donating all the emperor fish, Merlin will send the player the Master Fishing Rod.
- Upon donating all the king fish, Merlin will send the player a Crystal Fish Tank.
If a higher tier of fish donation is completed before the less rare fish donation, Merlin sends the player all rewards earned simultaneously.
|Fish Species Collection|
|Donating an emperor or king versions of a fish will replace the more common tiers of fish, but not vice versa.|
As of version 2.0.134241:
- There is sufficient space to display all but: one Medium Assembled Item, one Large Relic, and one Medium Relic.
- Since the Vending Machine (Large Relic) and the Water Cooler (Medium Relic) cannot be obtained without modding, it means all obtainable relics can be displayed. For the Medium Assembled Item, the most logical choice is to not donate the Stone Furnace, which is only worth 5 Reputation Points. Another option is either the Irrigation Tower or the Water Storage, since they are very similar and actually look the same.
- There is extra space to fit an additional two new items of the Small Item Relic or Small Item Artwork type.
- The maximum number of Reputation Points the Player can earn from Item donations is 1,710.
|Shops and services|
|Daily stores||A&G Construction Store • Alice's Flower Shop • Badge Exchange • Best Brother • Church Store • Clothing Store • Dr. Xu's Clinic • Farm Store • Food Store • Gift Exchange • Harbor Trade Station • Martha's Bakery • McD's Jumpin' Livestock • Research Center Exchange • South Block Trade Post • Total Tools|
|Other stores||Emily's Food Stall • McBurger • Mysterious Man's Store • Oaks' Handicrafts • Temporary Store • Tody's Fish-o-Rama|
|Subscriptions||Dana's Mining Company • Tree Farm|
|Other services||A&G Construction • Acupuncture • Barber Shop • Civil Corps • Commerce Guild • Hot Springs Inn • Museum • Rent-a-Horse • The Round Table • Uplifter|