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Russo

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.

BackgroundEdit

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.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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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.

ScheduleEdit

Below is his generic schedule. Certain events may alter his schedule, such as conversing with the character, missions, special events, or other distractions. All times listed are estimates, unless otherwise noted.

On Saturdays: 9:00 - 19:00 Fishing south of Central Plaza

Time Location
7:00Leaves house
7:10Stretching in front of his house
8:00Walks around the city back and forth from Central Plaza to Peach Plaza
12:00Runs back home
12:30Lunches with Ginger and Gale
14:10Walks to Central Plaza and sits in a bench next to Research Center
15:00Goes back home
15:50Tends to house chores in living room
18:05Walks to entrance of Portia Times to see news
19:00Goes back home
19:40Enters house and immediately leaves and goes back to Portia Times
20:40Walks home

Time Location
7:00Leaves house and walks to Peach Plaza passing through Central Plaza
8:20Listen to Lee's sermon near fountain
12:30Walks to Central Plaza and sits in a bench next to Research Center
15:00Goes back home
15:50Tends to house chores in living room
18:05Walks to entrance of Portia Times to see news
19:15Goes back home
20:00Enters house and immediately leaves and goes back to Portia Times
21:00Walks home

Time Location
7:00Walks around the city back and forth from Central Plaza to Peach Plaza
12:00Runs back home
12:30Lunches with Gale
14:10Walks to Central Plaza and sits in a bench next to Research Center
15:00Goes back home
15:50Tends to house chores in living room
18:05Walks to entrance of Portia Times to see news
19:00Goes back home
19:40Enters house and immediately leaves and goes back to Portia Times
20:50Walks home

Time Location
7:00Leaves house and walks to Peach Plaza passing through Central Plaza
8:20Listen to Lee's sermon near fountain
12:30Walks to Central Plaza and sits in a bench next to Research Center
15:00Goes back home
15:50Tends to house chores in living room
18:00Runs to The Round Table
18:20Relaxes at The Round Table, wandering the restaurant and Gaming Hall
00:00Walks home

Time Location
7:00Walks around the city back and forth from Central Plaza to Peach Plaza
12:00Runs back home
12:30Lunches with Ginger and Gale
14:10Walks to Central Plaza and sits in a bench next to Research Center
15:00Goes back home
15:50Tends to house chores in living room
18:05Walks to entrance of Portia Times to see news
19:00Goes back home
19:40Enters house and immediately leaves and goes back to Portia Times
21:00Walks home

Time Location
7:00Leaves house and walk to walkway lookout above main street
8:00Wander at lookout
8:30Hangs out with Gale at lookout
11:00Wander at lookout
18:00Runs to The Round Table
18:10Relaxes at The Round Table, wandering the restaurant and Gaming Hall
0:00Walks home

Time Location
7:00Leaves the house and walks to the church
8:25Enters Church of the Light and listens to Lee's sermon.
15:20Leaves Church of the Light and walks home
16:50Tends to house chores in living room
18:05Walks to entrance of Portia Times to see news
19:00Walks home
19:40Enters house and immediately leaves and goes back to Portia Times
20:40Walks home

RelationshipEdit

PerksEdit

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

Ancient Computer
The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Russo's Buddy perk is bugged in any game version earlier than Steam 2.0.137882; he will not send the player any gifts in these versions
Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Send gifts through the mail sometimes
Possible gifts are:

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.
Stranger
  • 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.

Start
  • 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!
Win
  • 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.
Lose
  • 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!
Compliment
  • (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

Ancient Computer
The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Russo affects the player's relationship with Russo. Every character has unique gift preferences.

Tips:

  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Russo.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Russo'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.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +20
Love      +18
Love      +15
Love      +10
Like      +8
RubyRuby
Like      +6
FanFan
Smoked HamSmoked Ham
Strange MirrorStrange Mirror
Like      +5
SapphireSapphire
Like      +4
TopazTopaz
Like      +3
Like      +2
Eye GlassEye Glass
Dislike      -1
Dislike      -2
Hate      -5
Version
2.0.137882
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.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two characters per week. The player is required to be at least at Associate level with Russo for him to be assigned a desire. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Russo 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 birthday or festival day relationship bonus applies when gifting a desired item.

Desire head icon Desires
Minimum Relationship Level Possible Desires

Associate

Delicious Roasted RibsDelicious Roasted Ribs (+15)

Social spar SparEdit

Russo can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Russo's base level at the start of the game. Russo's actual level can be higher because Russo will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 50
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
(+1)
Prompt happy
(+2)
Prompt happy
(+3)
GolsGols
AppleApple
Baked BreadBaked Bread
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture
HerbsHerbs
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat
Player Lose
Prompt happy
(+1)
Prompt sad
(-1)
Prompt sad
(-1)
None

Social photo PhotoEdit

Below is a gallery of Russo's poses in group photos.

DatesEdit

Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Russo, they can schedule a play date together.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Russo during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Russo will like. If asked before ordering, Russo will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Russo will just give little hints. In the event that Russo does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Russo 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.

Russo's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Like
Prompt sad
Dislike
Menu icon appetizer
Appetizer
N/A Fruit SaladFruit Salad
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
N/A N/A
Menu icon meat
Meat
BBQ Grilled MeatBBQ Grilled Meat
Deep Fried RibsDeep Fried Ribs
Smoked Meat-dinnerSmoked Meat
Roasted Warthog FeetRoasted Warthog Feet
Well Seasoned RibsWell Seasoned Ribs
Grilled TurkeyGrilled Turkey
Sauteed RibsSauteed Ribs
Stewed MushroomsDjango's Braised Meat
N/A
Menu icon vegetable
Vegetable
N/A 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
Dessert
N/A N/A
Menu icon drink
Drink
N/A N/A
Exceptions: N/A

Social Relic Trade Relic TradeEdit

Russo occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Russo likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Russo 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.

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
+10 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 +???
10
Soldier with Scepter
Soldier with Scepter
???
Soldier with Axe
Soldier with Axe

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: Map Icon Mission NewMap Icon Side Quest New major • Map Icon Mission Place ItemMap Icon Side Quest Place Item minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • Map Icon Mission New Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • Map Icon Side Quest New Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.
Map Icon Side Quest Place Item And in Health
Is someone keeping Ginger from seeing me? Maybe I should ask around.
This is Ginger's romance mission.
Map Icon Side Quest Place Item In Sickness
Ginger's sick? Go to her house and see how she's doing.
This is Ginger's romance mission.
Map Icon Side Quest Place Item Peace in Politics
Mint wants to make peace with Gust.
Map Icon Side Quest New Russo's New Recipe
Check on Django and see what he's busy with.
Map Icon Side Quest New Tests of Marriage
For Ginger's hand in marriage, go talk with Gale, Gust, and Russo for their blessings.
This is Ginger's romance mission.

GalleryEdit

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