Russo is a resident of Portia with whom the player can develop a friendship. He is Mayor Gale's devoted butler. According to him, Gale helped him when no one else would, and he believes he owes the man a life debt. He is a loyal and kind man who has dedicated his life to serving Gale's family.

As a butler, Russo goes out to gather groceries for Gale's family. When he and Gale are not working, they often wander the city or go fishing.


Russo fought in the war between the Alliance of Free Cities and the Empire of Duvos, he was wounded and saved by Gale during the Battle of Ishtara. After the war, Russo came to Portia to help Gale any way he could to repay the life debt. When Gale's wife passed away, Russo became Gale's butler to look after his friend's kids, especially Ginger.

Personal LifeEdit

Russo was born on Spring of Day 14. When he was young, he fought in the war against the Empire of Duvos. Injured during the Battle of Ishtara, Gale helped Russo. After the war, Russo went to Portia to repay Gale for saving his life. Now, Russo works as Gale's butler.

Physical AppearanceEdit

He wears glasses, an orange checkered shirt, brown suspenders, and blue jeans. His head umbrella is green with a lighter green band.

Related CharactersEdit

Russo doesn't have biological family in Portia, but he treats his Best Friend Gale's family as if they were his own flesh and blood. Gale saved his life in the war against Duvos; to repay that life debt, when Liza died, he chose to become Gale's butler to help take care of his family. He cares for Gale's children, Ginger and Gust, as a part of his duties.


When befriending Russo, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well. Note: Ginger and Gust are not a part of Russo's relationship network.


On Saturdays: 9:00 - 19:00 Fishing south of Central Plaza / 19:00 - 00:00 Relaxing in The Round Table

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

Time Location

Time Location
18:45Relaxes at The Round Table, wandering around the restaurant and Django's Gaming Hall.
0:00Leaves The Round Table to arrive at Gale's home by 1:30. He walks through Peach Plaza, through the park, and up the switchback ramp.
1:30Enters Gale's home for the night.

Time Location



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

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Send gifts through the mail sometimes

Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar 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
  • Russo ED 001
    Are you new here? I'm Russo.
  • Russo ED 002
    Yes? I'm in a hurry to buy some food for Miss Ginger. Good day!
  • Russo ED 003
    Gale took care of me when no one else did. I have a life debt to him, so it's my honor to be his butler.

  • 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 I always order lots of meat! Just because, haha!
  • Social talk I like to eat meat, doesn't matter if its fried, BBQed, or something else.
Ask about work
  • (Is it hard to take care of Ginger?)
    • Social talk No, absolutely not. Ms. Ginger has been dealing with her health problems for a while, but she's always cheerful and optimistic. I take pride in taking care of her where I can.
  • (What's it like to be a butler?)
    • Social talk I owe Gale a life debt, so anything I can do to help his family, I will. Being a butler isn't so bad, Gale is very generous when it comes to my wages.
Casual talk
  • Social talk The farthest that I've ever traveled was to the Duvos town of Ishtara during the war. Gale was there with me. The good ol' days.
  • (What types of gifts do you like?)
  • Social talk Something that I'd like huh? Well, I do like intricate small furnishings.
  • Social talk I tell you what I don't like, never give me any vegetables!
  • (It must be hard to manage the Mayor's house.)
    • Social talk I've been here a long time. They're family now.
  • (You look so serious.)
    • Social talk I'm old but I workout everyday. A habit I picked up when I was in the military.

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk Django never shows off the recipe for this dish, or I'd try to make it at home.

Social gift GiftEdit

Giving gifts to Russo affects your relationship.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral effect when given to Russo.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Russo's birthday earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points respectively and show a unique dialogue.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +20
Soldier with ScepterSoldier with Scepter
Soldier with AxeSoldier with Axe
Love      +18
Striped Lounge ChairStriped Lounge Chair
Painting - BoyPainting: Boy
Love      +15
Dark Coffee TableDark Coffee Table
Plane ModelPlane Model
Love      +10
Roasted TurkeyRoasted Turkey
Steak with Coconut JuiceSteak with Coconut Juice
Welding HelmetWelding Helmet
Like        +6
Smoked HamSmoked Ham
Strange MirrorStrange Mirror
Like        +4
Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet)
Power StonePower Stone
Like        +3
Delicious Roasted RibsDelicious Roasted Ribs
Like        +2
Eye GlassEye Glass
Dislike    -1
Wasted FoodWasted Food
Dislike    -2
Bamboo Papaya with Egg-on-TopBamboo Papaya with Egg-on-Top
Stewed MushroomsStewed Mushrooms
Hate      -5
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture
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
Desire icon
Delicious Roasted RibsDelicious Roasted Ribs

Social spar SparEdit

Russo will spar with you three times per day. Russo is eligible for sparring. If you hurt him constantly, he will Spar you.

Social spar Level: 50
Results Relationship Rewards
1st 2nd 3rd
Win +1 +2 +3
Lose 0 0 0


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

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

Social play PlayEdit

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

If you choose to dine at The Round Table with Russo 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, Russo's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
BBQ Grilled MeatBBQ Grilled Meat
Deep Fried RibsDeep Fried Ribs
Smoked Meat-dinnerSmoked Meat (dinner)
Roasted Warthog FeetRoasted Warthog Feet
Well Seasoned RibsWell Seasoned Ribs
Grilled TurkeyGrilled Turkey
Sauteed RibsSauteed Ribs
Stewed MushroomsDjango's Braised Meat
Menu icon vegetable
Steamed Potato FruitSteamed Potato Fruit
Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie
Stewed MushroomsStewed Mushrooms
Milky Pineapple SoupMilky Pineapple Soup
Golden Radish SoupGolden Radish Soup
Mapo TofuMapo Tofu
Bamboo Papaya with Egg-on-TopBamboo Papaya with Egg-on-Top
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink

Social Relic Trade Relic TradeEdit

Russo occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Russo 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
Plane Model Piece 1Plane Model Piece 1
Plane Model Piece 2Plane Model Piece 2
Plane Model Piece 3Plane Model Piece 3
Plane Model Piece 4Plane Model Piece 4
Bonsai Piece 2Bonsai Piece 2
Bonsai Piece 1Bonsai Piece 1
Bonsai Piece 3Bonsai Piece 3
Bonsai Piece 4Bonsai Piece 4
Soldier with Axe Piece 1Soldier with Axe Piece 1
Soldier with Axe Piece 2Soldier with Axe Piece 2
Soldier with Axe Piece 3Soldier with Axe Piece 3
Soldier with Axe Piece 4Soldier with Axe Piece 4
Soldier with Axe Piece 5Soldier with Axe Piece 5
Soldier with Scepter Piece 1Soldier with Scepter Piece 1
Soldier with Scepter Piece 2Soldier with Scepter Piece 2
Soldier with Scepter Piece 3Soldier with Scepter Piece 3
Soldier with Scepter Piece 4Soldier with Scepter Piece 4
Soldier with Scepter Piece 5Soldier with Scepter Piece 5
Favorite Exhibits +???
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Axe
Soldier with Axe