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~ :: Rune Factory 4 Discussion II :: ~
Official XSeed website :: http://www.runefactory4.com/


Welcome to the second (well, technically third) Rune Factory 4 Main Discussion Thread.

CREDITS to character info, quotes and tidbits below go to the contributors and regulars from the previous RF4 thread :: RopeMaidenKirie for her sub event shots, Nurse Fin for her summaries and translation, Zhang, Kasai, Kuroneko77, Emurii and many others.

CREDITS to shots in the facilities in Selfia section go to RopeMaidenKirie.

Table of Contents
I. Introduction
II. Features
III. Spoiler Policy
IV. Characters.
V. FAQ
VI. Sub Events
VII. Facilities and areas in Selfia
VIII. Other media / Misc

I. Introduction

II. Features

+ Ability to select a male or female protagonist right at the beginning of the game.

+ Use the Prince Points system to arrange or cancel festivals, bring in merchants and peddlers, crafting licenses, farm and castle expansions, wake up calls from certain characters, new shop services in order to attract tourists and many, many more. Reach for the top prince or princess title!

+ Return of the traditional farming format in 2x2 squares. More farm land will be available through prince point orders, assuming the player has enough wood and bricks.

+ Explorable RF1 style overworld outside of Selfia but waaaay larger than the first installment. Multitudes of dungeons and explorable areas. 

+ Up to two party members can be taken into combat. Battle AI has improved greatly.

+ A lively and memorable cast with a variety of personalities, very rich with character interaction and development. No groups or cliques like the last RF games.

+ Multitude and improvement in the request system, no longer tied to the plot.

+ Marriage is independent from the plot.

+ Engaging plot that consists of 3 story arcs/parts.

+ Variety and improvement in the crafting system.

+ Players may now run their own store through the use of a Prince Points order where NPCs, candidates and villagers alike may find something that catches their fancy.

+ The baths are now accessible more than once a day but the price is raised each time if the player chooses to bathe more than once in a day. A Nationalization of the Baths Prince Points order is later made accessible, making the baths free of charge.

+ 30 Town Sub events, 19 Mini Sub Events, 12 Main Romance Sub Events (one per candidate), 7 Post Marriage Sub Events (5 of them being with offspring), filled with character interaction and tons of depth.

+ Newly improved lovers system, with long, depth and development filled RFF style sub events for each marriage candidate. Over 7 date locations and intimacy options during dates increase the higher LP gets. A player can have multiple lovers but after marriage, the rest go back to being friends.

+ Players can now "plant" dungeons via rare seeds. Fruit trees can now be planted through the use of special seeds. Aside bearing fruit, they can be used for lumber.

+ Players can now have access to purchasing multiple articles of various necessities (bookshelves, weapons stand, farm tools stand, wells for farming, storage boxes, ect) providing they have enough wood and bricks (made from
hammering stone pieces).

+ Furniture feature from RF3 makes a return but this time, they can be placed anywhere in town, similarly to forges, stoves, bookshelves, ect.

+ Sharance Maze makes a return as a Prince Point order after Plot 2 is cleared.

III. Spoiler Policy

There are two types of spoilers :: Heavy character spoilers (their full, detailed backstories, often revealed in candidates' major romantic sub events) and heavy story spoilers (spoilers related to the plot). When typing up about these topics, please put them in spoiler tags. There are people who dont want major character or major plot spoilers. Otherwise, stuff like proposal/marriage or any kind of dialogue translation or details/bits on town sub events are okay, providing it doesn't provide too much detailed spoilers involving the plot. As far as the character profiles go, I tried making it as detailed as possible without putting any major plot or backstory spoilers, especially with Dolce's profiles. I only put one minor bit involving Meg's backstory in her profile only to avert misinformation and because to me, it doesn't seem like a "major" character spoiler, say compared to Dylas and Dolce's backstory for example. There will be some "minor" spoilers in some of the profiles, Meg's for example. These minor spoilers however have nothing to do with the plot or do not reveal too much about their full backstories. They're only there for reference and information.

There is a major character spoiler on Arthur's profile but it is spoiler tagged.

IV. Characters

*Bachelors

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-- Vishnal --
Seiyuu :: Daisuke Namikawa
"Doug you idiot!!!!"
"Let's work together!"
"Geez...this isn't a super fail, it's curry rice!"
The Little Butler that could, as coined by Nurse Fin. Enthusiastic, energetic and devoted to his duties, Vishnal aims to become a top tier butler under Volkanon's teachings. On one hand, he can be very hotblooded and fired up when it comes to butler training or competitive festivities. On another hand, he can become fidgety, emotional and meticulous when greeted with stress or any form of nerve wrecking feeling. Despite this, he is an ambitious and calm minded individual. His favorite dishes...are lots of things. Whether or not this is attributed by his lack of cooking skill and inability to make his own good food is up to the player. He tends to be dense at times, making him really easy to fool. The local blacksmith, Bud, takes advantage of this with his usual scams.

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-- Leon --
Seiyuu :: Kousuke Toriumi
"Are the two of you going on a secret date?"
"Nothing. I just wanted to call out to you."
Canine eared, exotically dressed and cunning, Leon is what some may call Selfia's personal pharaoh. Or at least he looks like one. Hailing from the mysterious Leon Karnak temple as the monster, Sarcophagus, Leon immediately moves into the Xiaoling Inn upon his arrival. He is clever minded, calm hearted and playfully mischievous, teasing others' personal traits and even his own monstrous features. However, he can be a really serious individual when the situation calls for it, possibly more so than Dylas. He can also come off as stoic when he isn't in the mood. Akin to Dylas, Leon fishes for a living and most of his favorite dishes are grilled seafood. As a resident of the Xiaoling Inn, he finds Linghua and Xiaopai to be amusing and interesting people namely because of their relationship. He makes plenty of allusions to kitsune related myths, sometimes citing out old philosophies out of the blue. 

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-- Kiel --
Seiyuu :: Hiro Shimono
"Sure thing, I'll go ask my sister what &%*+°X means~"
"Being with Frey is so much fun."
Intelligent, scholarly but socially naive, Kiel is Forte's younger brother. Because he spends most of his days cooped up indoors, Kiel uses much of his freetime studying, namely on topics involving Rune magic. Although, Kiel is capable of interacting with others and making friends in Selfia. In particular, he looks up to Leon and is good friends with Doug and Vishnal. Regardless, he is familiar with all of the bachelors in town. Kiel, despite his intelligence, is naive towards plenty of topics that Doug usually brings up in conversations. He is always fascinated and easily fooled by Bud's scam gimmicks, much to Forte's dismay. He cares for his sister deeply and tries helping her out when he can, even if it means passing around her cooked scrap metal slash "cookies" around town for others.

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-- Arthur --
Seiyuu :: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
"Dylas seems like a rather clumsy person~"
"Didn't I tell you? That negotiation is my specialty."
He's a workaholic, a strong witted merchant and is a lover of cute things. Arthur runs an imports and weather forecast service in Porcoline De Saint Coquille's mansion. In reality :: (DO NOT OPEN UNLESS YOU WANT A MAJOR CHARACTER SPOILER. THIS SPOILER IS REVEALED AT THE START OF THE GAME BUT DONT OPEN IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW)
Spoiler:
He is of noble descent, belonging to a family who has served Selfia for generations. He is the actual Prince of Selfia, who arrives a day after Ventuswill mistakens either MC as the nobility who was scheduled to arrive. However, Arthur was lenient and he decided to let Volkanon continue training Frey or Lest in the art of ruling the kingdom. This is mostly because he sees potential in either MC and because he can't bring himself to throw somebody with identity issues out to the streets with nothing.

Arthur takes pride in his job, and is close friends with Porcoline De Saint Coquille, the owner of his cafe and Dylas, the waiter of the establishment. Arthur has a love for cute things, Woolies in particular, as he once teared up at the thought of a giant Wooly being severely shaved a day before the Wooly Festival. He also has a huge love for glasses...a bit too much love for glasses. He has many kinds and at one point, he has the MC try one on, and he later regards how cute he or she looks. Arthur seems to have an acquaintanceship with Jones, as shown in one town sub event.

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-- Dylas --
Seiyuu :: Tomokazu Sugita
"Hey, hey, I'm just kidding. Dont take it seriously."
Once having taken the form of the horse beast, Raiden, Dylas is the waiter and one of the cooks of Porcoline's kitchen. To many, Dylas can come off as distant and intimidating at first glance. Some may even accuse him of being a coldblooded person, desping all around him. This isn't the case. Many instances show that he cares for everyone in Selfia deeply and is very much happy that he was accepted into the community despite the shortcomings with his small temper. Dylas is close friends with Meg and Porcoline, his coworkers at Porcoline's Kitchen, is a friend and rival to Doug (frenemies in other words) and is acquainted with Arthur. Dylas also fishes, most likely in order to help gather ingredients for the cafe and because it's one of his particularly favorite kind of food. He also likes milk-related dishes. Dylas can become very self-conscious about his monster traits, hiding it with his temper. While he is acustomed and caring to everyone in Selfia, Dylas isn't good with strangers. At one point, he chased off a tourist couple thinking they were loitering or plotting something but in the end, they were bickering over the menu outside the cafe. At another incident, has asked Lest or Frey to help him develop a "good smile" in order to be more acustomed to strangers and tourists. He can overreact sometimes, one example being where he attempted to practice his smile in front of Forte, roared instead and causing the female knight to draw her blade out in turn.

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-- Doug --
Seiyuu :: Masuda Toshiki
"S-shut up...!!"
"The annoying thing about work is checking stock."
DOG- Uh I mean Doug is a hotheaded and fiery minded dwarf who works at the Sincerity General store and lives under the roof of Blossom. Doug can come off to others as a bit bratty and childish, very hotblooded, reckless and somebody who runs straight into a situation head-on without thinking. Doug is a known glutton as well, capable of wolfing down rice heavy dishes at any chance he can get. Despite much of his flawed shortcomings, he is a considerate individual. He cares a lot for Blossom and worries about her overworking herself. He is also very good with tourists and strangers when running the shop, as well as with waiting tables and taking orders from people when Porcoline and Blossom had Doug and Dylas switch jobs for a while after a fight took place. Doug sees Dylas like a rival, often exchanging sarcastic or hostile conversations with him. Once, both Dylas and Doug had an arm wrestling match, which only ended in a draw. Despite this rivalry, Doug and Dylas acknowledge each other as friends. On the day before Dylas's birthday, Doug even contemplates on getting Dylas corn flakes as a present, which he denies in front of Lest or Frey.

*Bachelorettes

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-- Dolce -- (Nickname: Ruu-chan)
Seiyuu :: Ayana Taketatsu
"Get a hold of yourself."
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you."
The cool, classy, sarcastic yet deep down warmhearted Goth Lolita of Selfia. Once the monster who haunted Black Theatre, Marinnetta, Dolce's cool air both charms and intrigues many alike. Her past is clouded in mystery and is one linked to the emotions she keeps to herself. Dolce is level headed and can be cynical sometimes, namely when countering Pico's antics. Despite all of this, she has a sentimental side to personality. She loves Jones and Nancy, her foster parents, dearly but is hesitant to express it and she cares deeply for her life long friend: Pico the phantom. Or her fangirl. Her chilly facade can collapse at times, revealing her more embarrassed or tongue tied reactions when the right buttons are pushed. She likes medicine or any ingredient relating to it, as a nurse in training helping out in the Little Bandage Clinic. She loves sweets, especially cakes which can bring a smile to her cool face. She also likes to knit, a hobby she may have picked up from Nancy.

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-- Margaret -- (Nickname: Meg)
Seiyuu :: Aoi Yuuki
"More than anyone else, please let me be by your side."
Stunning, serene and always full of energy, Margaret is the local Elven Musician of Porcoline's kitchen. Meg's soothing and beautiful music fills the dining hall daily with her dazzling appearance. Shes very sisterly, looking out for those she considers family, namely Dylas and Porcoline. While calm in nature, she can become really energetic and enthusiastic, namely involving topics of music or the famous music masters she looks up to. Meg dislikes littering, something most likely attributed to growing up in the Kingdom of Elves in which it's population values nature dearly. She left the Elf Kingdom to see the world, before Porcoline discovered scouted her as a musician for his cafe. Oh and she hates squid but she adores shrimp. For some reason as well, she wont let anyone look at her song notes book. Similarly to Forte, she's afraid of ghosts.

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-- Forte --
Seiyuu :: Sanae Kobayashi
"If my strength is needed, shall I join you?"
"Why are you saying this so suddenly, Meg? I'm by no means beautiful or-!"
Selfia's noble protector and Meg's best friend. Forte devotes herself to her knightly duties with a trustworthy, headstrong and sincere attitude. She will not hessitate to reassure or question others if they are in need of her protection. Forte lives alongside her younger brother Kiel, who she dotes on a lot. As a result, other people in town tend to tease her on this matter, namely Bud who often likes to use his scam tricks on Kiel. Despite Bud's shortcomings with Kiel, Forte regards him as a close friend, helping him out at the blacksmith daily and helping him get his head together. Forte is at times, self-conscious about her own femininity and she often hides it when it shows, such as her love for cute things, her severe fear of ghosts or her enthusiasm over her favorite dish: chocolate cake. Furthermore, Forte cannot swim, something the other girls tease her about. Her cooking is abyssmal, given a batch of cookies Forte baked ended up like burnt scrap metal. She specializes in salad and sashimi type dishes. As mentioned earlier, she is Meg's closest friend and the person Forte confines to the most besides her brother and Bud.

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-- Kohaku / Amber --
Seiyuu :: Satou Satomi
"It's flower season! ♪ Step aside, bugs! ♪"
The mysterious butterfly-like girl who transformed from the mysterious monster of Yokumil forest, Ambrosia. Kohaku is very bubbly and cheerful but is very naive or ignorant about the usual customs of human/elven/dwarf society. Kohaku does everything and thinks at her own pace with her own sense of awareness. She adores flowers and honey but above all, she despises the winter or any cloudy day. At times, she tears up at the thought of winter approaching. Kohaku shares a daughter-mother relationship with Illuminator, who she loves dearly. Kohaku is known to look up to some of the bachelorettes, namely Forte who she calls "So cool!". Kohaku is very platonic with plenty of the townsfolk. In one instance, she has tackled Forte and either MC and at another point, she has kissed either MC on the cheek out of simply feeling cheerful. She has a habbit of humming what she calls the "honey song" when the occassion calls for it.

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-- Xiaopai / Xiaobei / Shaopai -- (romanization varies)
Seiyuu :: Kanemoto Hisako
"My mama's cute. She's my greatest pride~!"
"I'm still okay, but are you okay Lest?"
"Welcome, how may I help you?"
Xiaopai is the daughter of Linghua and Yanfan and is a worker in the Xiaoling Inn. Xiaopai finds her job tough at times, a factor that is made more difficult with her clumsiness, but she is hardworking and headstrong. She loves her mother very much, calling her "cute" and stating that "she is my greatest pride". While Xiaopai is really close with her mother, she doesn't talk about her father much. This doesn't mean she and him have tense relations, the two of them get along finely. It all lies on the fact that Yanfan travels often due to work and that she finds herself closer to her mother. Despite her closeness with Linghua, there are instances where Xiaopai has exhibited slight feelings of jealousy, namely because her mother is more popular with the tourists, is a more skilled inn owner and is more good looking, the latter trait which she dwells on the most when Lake Opening Day arrives. Eventually, her confidence begins to improve and she becomes better with her job. This confidence reaches its peak if Lest chooses to court her. Xiaopai and Dolce seem to be good friends and she seems close to Leon as well, who lives at their inn. Is known to ninjamance unsuspecting bypassers. Haha, just kidding. She's the only bachelorette with a reverse proposal.

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-- Chrolica --
Seiyuu :: Hitomi Nabatame
"So, this really isn't a dream..."
"....zzzzz..."
"I'm glad you enjoyed my cooking."
Chrolica is the sleepy headed but hardworking female butler of the Dragon Palace. Chrolica has a tendancy to fall asleep at times or get into fits of drowsiness or sleepiness, much to Volkanon and Vishnal's chagrin. Despite her sleepy shortcoming, this is the only hinderance to doing her job. Putting that aside, Chrolica is very devoted to her duties and does everything she can to aid Volkanon and Vishnal, the latter considered a good friend by her. While she can come off as hardworking and competent with the tasks assigned to her, she can be a little childish at times, spacing out in the middle of a conversation or taking a long while to decide what ingredients to get for dinner in the general store. She goes to great lengths in order to improve herself. Once, Kohaku, Doug and herself went around "training" under different teachers for a few days in order to hone their personal skills (Forte taught them sword play, Meg gave them dance lessons and Dolce taught them the art of combat...with Vishnal as the butt monkey punching back). A much more aware and mature side of her personality surfaces late into her relationship with Lest, if the player chooses to court her. She loves apple related dishes, namely apple pie. Her ideal snack is a slice of apple pie and a cup of tea. She is somewhat self conscious when people evaluate her cooking level, shown in a mini sub event where she goes into a fidgety fit as either MC decides as to whether or not her pie is good.

*Villagers

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-- Illuminator / Elminata / Eruminata -- (depends on romanization)
Seiyuu :: Yuki Saito
"The culprit?! This is an incident!!"
Classy, snarky and overacting, Illuminator is Selfia's self proclaimed Elven detective and the owner of the Carnation Flower Shop. She takes Kohaku in when the player defeats her as Ambrosia. While eccentric in nature, she is shown to have a really serious and maternal side to her personality, particularly towards Kohaku who she loves like a daughter. Illuminator can be strict as well, as she had slapped Kohaku once for eating her special flower during a town sub event. She has an older sister kind of relationship with other bachelorettes such as Meg and Chrolica. She is shown to be close to Meg in particular, most likely the manner of elves looking after their own kind. She appears to be good friends with Volkanon and is one of the oldest residents in Selfia.

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-- Pico --
Seiyuu :: Saori Hayami --
"Ruu-chan~!!"
"When I was in critical danger, Ruu-chan was always there for me."
The energetic phantom who haunts, more like stalks, Dolce. Sporting a mysterious witch hat with cat features, Pico is Dolce's right hand ghost and her source of 24/7 color commentary. Color commentary that has too much information at least. Pico is a wandering phantom who suddenly found herself drawn to Dolce, believing that she could help her find answers. Putting that aside, she is very, very close to Dolce. She clings to her 24/7 and dislikes it when people other than Dolce (or Ruu-chan, as she and Nancy call her) try touching her. Pico is a mischevious phantom, often moving things like signs in mid air, scaring people like Forte in turn. The residents of Selfia are aware of Pico's existance and regard her as a member of the community.

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-- Bud --
Seiyuu :: Osamu Ryuutani
"....ummm....sorry?"
"Hm, maybe the power of your love isn't strong enough."
Bud is the local blacksmith of Selfia and the owner of the Non-Committal Forge. Unlike a certain dwarf from Sharance, Bud does his job with little to no enthusiasm. You'd be surprised, he only does it for the money. Above all, he not only does it for the money but he tries doing them in ways that take the least effort or methods that have an instant easy way. His liked gifts are scrap metal, more or less a hint signifying that he likes to work with cheap materials for his weapons...and then sell them for overpriced rates. He often scams Vishnal and Kiel, much to Forte's dismay with the latter mentioned person. At one point, he had suckered Yanfan, Linghua's husband, into indirectly helping him advertise his shadily made swords. Despite his scam oriented work ethic, Bud has his head in the right place. He is an old family friend to Forte and Kiel and when he isn't forging or scamming around, he often gives advice to Lest and the other residents, sometimes teasing them.

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-- Linghua --
Seiyuu :: Yumi Sudo
"Just kidding, I already have Papa~"
"I also like you very much~Just like everybody else in town."
Linghua is Xiaopai's bubbly and kind hearted mother, and is also the owner of the Xiaoling Inn. Similarly to her daughter, Linghua has clumsy traits, however in turn, her luck is considered good. Linghua dotes on Xiaopai a lot, often addressing her as "my cute and only daughter". There are times where her conversations can become somewhat offbeat at times, at one instance scowling at Lest and the next second, admitting that she lied about something. Linghua is very popular among the travellers who stay at her inn and as a result, it has sparked a sort of jealousy in Xiaopai. This becomes more evident if Lest chooses to court Xiaopai but I'll leave it at that to avoid any major character spoilers. Linghua loves her family dearly even if her husband, Yanfan or papa-san as she refers him to, travels often leaving him only to write to his family. Linghua holds a lot of respect for Blossom, who she considers an ideal business woman and owner. It is speculated that Blossom may be the woman who Linghua looked up to during her youth. Linghua does everything she can to help her daughter's problems out.

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-- Volkanon --
Seiyuu :: Yukitoshi Hori
"Chrolica, wake up! Wake up!"
"Please, make yourself at home."
Volkanon is Ventuswill's overly emotional butler, and he serves as the mentor to both Vishnal and Chrolica. Volkanon often takes his duties seriously, a trait that compliments his gigantic and muscular frame, making him the ideal and powerful butler. Despite his beastly appearance, Volkanon is as sensitive as a little cat who had his or her catnip robbed away. He often has fits of emotional episodes that are triggered by the simplest of things. When he comments on how cloudy or gloomy the day is, he breaks into a waterfall of tears, roaring out, "IT'S CLOUDY!" Sometimes, he just breaks into his emotional fits by just feeling sorry for somebody. Other than that, Volkanon holds great pride in his job, as he often gives Chrolica and Vishnal morning lectures or instructions before his pupils carry their jobs out.

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-- Jones --
Seiyuu :: Miyasaka Shunzou
"Seeing Nancy's smile makes me happy enough."
"Are you keeping check of your health?"

Jones is the doctor who runs the Little Bandage Clinic alongside Nancy. A docile and calm minded man, Jones likes to make sure that people are keeping in touch and watching over their health. He loves his wife dearly, often making up anniversaries over simple things with her. Jones has a sentimental side to his personality, outside of his intellectual facade as he often looks forward to romantic festivals such as the Firefly Festival, citing that spending it with Nancy eases his spirits. He has a fear, well more like hatred, of blood. When the sight of blood passes his eye, he enters a frighteningly eerie expression, sometimes laughing softly but insanely. For this reason, he drinks tomato juice in order to get over what could be a trauma of blood. He cares deeply for his adoptive daughters, Dolce and Pico although Nancy is more open about her bond with them.

-- Nancy --
Seiyuu :: Umeka Shouji
"Ruu-chan really likes cake. One day, she was really excited for the apple pie. All I had to do was tap my finger on the table! Geez, she was so cute! I wanted to hug her so badly! Heck, I was already hugging her!"
"You look absolutely beautiful, Ruu-chan~"

Nancy runs the Little Bandage Clinic alongside her husband, Jones. Nancy loves conversation and when she finds the chance, she often converses with other people in order to pass the time. Nancy is the only person in town who can successfully get Jones to down an entire glass of tomato juice, something he despises doing. Nancy is very light hearted and she appreciates the simple things in life. Similarly to Jones, she loves making anniversaries out of little or simple things from the years they've been married. Nancy is very close and affectionate towards her adoptive daughters, Dolce and Pico, to the point where she had picked up the latter's habbit and started calling said goth lolita "Ruu-chan". She and Pico are the only two people in Selfia who address Dolce as "Ruu-chan" unless the player chooses to do so if courting Dolce. There are moments where Nancy's tough but motherly personality surfaces, namely when she coaches Lest to take care of Dolce during their wedding if the player chooses to marry her.

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-- Ventuswill --
Seiyuu :: Satomi Akesaka
"I am the dragon of wind, Ventuswill."
Ventuswill is the Elder Dragon of Wind, one of the Four Elder Dragons of Norad and is the guardian of Selfia. Despite the fact she and her fellow dragons originated from Norad, her home turf is in Selfia, a territory that isn't too far from Norad, considering that Barrett of Alvarna and Raven of Sharance are capable of travelling to the town several times a week. Unlike Terrable's mysterious nature and lack of trust towards humans (it has been stated that he only trusts Ivan), Fiersome's destructive and raging behaviour and Aquaticus's cold and cunning tactician attitude, Ventuswill is considered childish in contrast. She forgets things at times, tends to be ditzy and she doesn't hessitate to let her emotions out. However, despite her eccentric traits as an Elder Dragon, Ventuswill is very generous and deeply cares for everyone in Selfia.

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-- Blossom --
Seiyuu :: Yuuko Tsuga
"For goodness sake, Doug...!"
Blossom is the elderly owner of the Sincerity General Store and is Doug's legal guardian, who sees her like a grandmother of some sorts. Blossom is sickly for her old age but she still has enough energy to carry on with her work. However, while her health is stable, she still has to visit the Little Bandage clinic regularly for checks up. While Blossom comes off as a hospitable person, she can be somewhat strict at times when it involves Doug's usual mischief or antics. Otherwise, she sees him like a grandson. Blossom seems close with Volkanon, as the two occassionally have a friendly banter while in the general store.

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Porcoline De Saint Coquille
Seiyuu :: Takahiro Fujimoto
"Hyper good morning."
"Marvelous hello~!"
"Pocapocapocapocapocapocapoca~"
"Will you marry me~~?"
Porcoline De Saint Coquille is the owner of Porcoline's Kitchen, the canteen in Selfia. As his family name indicates, he is a member of the DSC family who has travelled to Selfia in order to open up his cafe. Porcoline has a habbit of eating and scarfing down his ingredients as he cooks, causing problems at times. Otherwise, he is a skilled master cook, capable of teaching others such as Dylas. He helps out anybody when the opportunity arises, namely when he offered Dylas a job and lodging upon his arrival and when he let Arthur use the other half of his mansion for his imports and weather prediction services. Porcoline scouted Meg during a visit to the Elf Kingdom, where as he says it, "Heard beautiful music from the beautiful form of Meg." The DSCs are allies to the elves and Porcoline serves as an ambassador of some sorts, as he visits the kingdom from time to time.

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V. FAQ (No, not a guide but a small segment to answer questions people will probably have)

Is the farming way better here than in ToD?

Seeing as how ToD's farming system was slammed by western critics, this question is likely to come up. Although yes. The farming system is very akin to RF3's but enhanced. At the start of the game, you'll only start off with 72 plots of lands, each square in the plot being 2x2 patches. You will start off with turnip seeds at the beginning only. However, you will be able to get more farm land (up to 5 farm areas) via Prince Point upgrades assuming you have enough bricks and wood, and more seeds become available as the story progresses and through requests. While RF4's system follows RF3 style farming, an individual seed can generate 3 crops from one patch, depending on the vegetable. For example, 3-5 carrots can be harvested from one square unit patch of farm land.

What are the character events like? Are they similar to ToD's friendship events or RFF's random sub events? Are the events good? Are they too simplistic? Are they better than the last games' events?

RF4 has sub events known as "Situation of the town" sub events, akin to RFF. While they are triggered randomly, they are waaaay more rich with depth and character interaction than ToD could ever hope for. These events, similarly to RFF, are very well done IMO where even most of the LP requests (rf2/rf3) and LP events (ToD) pale in comparison. To those who are wondering, there are 30 Town Sub Events in RF4, each of them filled with lots of character development, interaction and depth. Town sub events' length varies. Some past 1-3 days, average sub event lengths are 5-8 days and some really long ones can go over 10 days. Each of these sub events flesh out how the townsfolk of Selfia live together as a community and cope with daily business. There are NO cliques in this game so each sub event has a variety of interaction combinations and various backstories behind them. There are 19 mini sub events. There are also 12 main romance events for the marriage candidates, all of which vary in length. The least longest ones of these 12 lasting for 5-8 in game days and the longest capable of going over 10 in-game days. There are 7 post-marriage sub events, 5 of which are with the MC's offsprings. Further details below on the Sub Events section.

Do the offsprings post-marriage behave like a bunch of robots?

Guess what? They dont. In fact, they roam around town daily and are capable of interacting with the townsfolk. They also have their own set of PJs when night time comes, as well as summer wear for the lake. Heck, 5 of the post-marriage sub events are all family related sub events, with the offspring in other words. There are also special days such as Wedding Anniversary and Offspring's birthday that the player's family in-game will acknowledge. In addition, because the offspring is the MC's child, he or she will inherit much of the traits from the player and his or her equipment can be upgraded powerfully using a certain item in a later dungeon. They also have dialogue that alternates daily so it's nothing like RFF's set dialogue or RF3's repetetive dialogue. They can also accept gifts from the player and like the other townsfolk, their chara AI acknowledges if their parents are going together as a party or if it's getting late.

W-why isn't Illuminator a marriage candidate ;___; ?

The reason is :: Like Illuminator is to Evelyn, Bud is to Gaius. That's right, Bud is secretly in love with Illuminator but she plays hard to get /bricked

Okay, okay. I'll tell the truth. I think she just plays hard to get in general. She doesn't seem interested in any of the guys in Selfia, MC or bachelor save a flustered reaction she got when spying on the guys' slumber party. In addition, she's one of the oldest characters in Selfia so she may have already had her share of past lovers, given her knowledge on relationships. That or she just prefers older men. Who knows. *shrug*

Why isn't Rinfa a marriage candidate, she's single like Shino right?

Nope. Her husband, Yan Fan, shows up around town as an NPC during some sub events.

Why cant this get localized faster? ;____;

First off...Natsume's currently preoccupied with ANB. Secondly, they're a relatively small company compared to the likes of Bamco, ATLUS, SE and other giants. They cant just easily announce localization rights before the release of a game like ATLUS with P4 Arena, ect, ect... Thirdly, Natsume knows their fanbase well and Cher keeps in touch with them. Natsume isn't ignoring RF4's existence. At one point, they even made a comment on their twitter going, "RF4's not even out in Japan yet" meaning they probably want to take their time with ANB first before they can announce RF4's localization rights. Dont forget, RF games in general have waaay more text than HM games, then there's the matter of voice acting. Natsume's doing their best as well and having games with so much text translated isn't exactly the easiest feat in the world either, alongside getting the right VAs (they've improved well with ToD)

Is there more voice acting in this game than the past handhelds?

Relatively speaking, yes...there is more voice acting in RF4 than the last three handheld games. And incase anyone else asks, yes, most of the sub event anime cutscenes of the candidates' main sub events are voiced. Only ones that aren't voiced are Chrolica, Dylas and Arthur's.

Is there a New Game plus feature in RF4?

Why yes there is. Details in Zhang's post in the link below ::
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VI. Sub Events and what to expect from them
Town Sub Events
Mini Sub Events
Romantic Sub Events

VII. Facilities in Selfia

Selfia: Plaza - セルフィア:広場
Eliza Request Board
Castle Shop
Selfia Castle

Selfia: Melody Street - セルフィア:メロディストリート
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Melody Street is the eastern district of Selfia, located on the east edge of town. The name of this area may relate to the fact Meg often plays her soothing music in this area, besides outside the cafe or inside Ventuswill's chamber. Melody Street can somewhat be considered the local commerce area of town, as the town grocer and florist are located in this area. The residence housing the NPC magic and rune abilities shop is located here as well.

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Sincerity General Store

The Sincerity General Store is run by Blossom, who is aided by her adoptive grandson: Doug. At the start of the game, only a limited number of seeds will be available. However, progressing through crop related requests will unlock more seeds in the shop inventory. The General Store sells essentials such as cooking ingredients like Frying Oil or Fresh Vegetables that your player may have already shipped for sale. The General Store also sells "essentials" furniture such as extra watering wells for the farm, a weapons or farm tools rack, extra book shelves for magic, a double bed, a wardrobe and many more. However, the furniture section can only be unlocked via a prince point order.

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Carnation Flower Shop

Carnation Flower Shop is the home to Illuminator and her adoptive daughter, Kohaku. Both of them run the florist shop, despite Illuminator's so called aspirations to be a detective. At the florist, flower seeds or actual flowers can be purchased. Various crop formulas such as Formula A/B/C or tree sees or any formula relating to it can be purchased in addition to flowers.

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Margaret's House

In one of the greatest examples of dramatic irony, Margaret lives on the eastern edge of town, despite her fear of heights. Margaret's residence is small, her entire kitchen and bedroom are practically on the same room. However, there is a lot to interact with. Margaret keeps her various musical instruments, including her piano, inside her house. She also has paintings of famous musicians who she respects. In addition, she keeps her song book on her work desk. She isn't too fond of people looking at her personal song book.


Selfia: Residential Area - セルフィア:住宅街
Little Bandage Clinic Residence
Forte and Kiel's House
Non Committal Blacksmith
Furniture Shop (run by an NPC)

Selfia: Dragon Lake - セルフィア:竜の湖
Obsidian Mansion -- Back / Black Theatre Entrance

Selfia: Airship Avenue - セルフィア:飛行船通り
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Airship Avenue is the northern district of Selfia, located on the north edge of town just where the Airship is docked. The airship is accessable to anyone who has gained a Airship Piloting License via the Prince Point order. The northern district is home to three locations famous among tourists :: Porcline's Kitchen, Xiaoling Inn and of course, the Windmill which is an ideal date spot during the Christmas Festival / Night of Holies for lovers.

Xiaoling Inn

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The Xiaoling Inn is ran by Rinfa and her daughter, Xiaopai. Both take turns serving as clerks for the inn's bath houses. Travellers from many places are always abundant around the inn. Fisherman and ore merchants use the inn as their business grounds should Lest or Frey have them ordered into town. One may find Barett or Raven staying over at the inn on certain days. Leon is the only other resident besides Rinfa and Xiaopai who lives in the inn.

Porcoline's Mansion / Kitchen

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Very popular with tourists and locals alike, Porcline's Kitchen is Selfia's local eatery. While tourists are drawn to the delicious dishes prepared by Porcoline and Dylas, they're also drawn to the soothing and calming sound of Meg's dazzling music. Porcoline uses his mansion as means to run his cafe establishment. On the right side of the mansion, next to the cafe, is Arthur's personal office. Arthur runs an imports shop with an inventory that changes daily. He can also give the player weather predictions as means to watch out for upcoming storms.

Windmill

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Free of charge, grand and with a breathtaking view of the mountain ranges, the Windmill is a destination that both tourists and locals enjoy. People come to the Windmill often just to relax or to get a good view of various landmarks with the binoculars. Although there are also binoculars stationed near the Xiaoling Inn, the Windmill's elevation makes sight seeing an ideal location for sight seeing. The Windmill is a popular spot for dates inside town.


VIII. Other Media / Misc

:: Bachelors' Confession, Special Sub event and jealousy dialogue (Credit goes to RopeMaidenKirie) ::
Doug
Spoiler:
Confession Event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiw_1qBjY3A

Reverse Proposal Event -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DA271d924c
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYChSPYnAKc
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax8Y5nL9Ik8
Part 4 - (Proposal in this video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtZhqAwi8BQ
Part 5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feM0YX2oG-c&feature=youtu.be

Jealousy -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0HQafLyLE8
Jealousy dialogue translated by Meruru:
D: Hey, Frey.
F: ?
D: It's just... I want you to only look at me.
D: Don't.. look at anyone else.....


Vishnal

Spoiler:
Confession Event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQuYCV0Yq60

Reverse Proposal Event -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKrgUWIWohA
Part 2 - (Proposal in this video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG2fKWgHuok
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmGsUvzAKTs

Jealousy Dialogue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSGCWphzkB0
Jealousy translation by Nurse Fin
"Was it something I did......? I happened to hear about a certain something... and then, I suppose I felt a little uneasy. Whether you still love me or not...... ......really? ......You're right. Sorry for getting so worked up about it. I love you too."


Leon

Spoiler:
Confession Event- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRHJ_kLmIk

Reverse Proposal Event -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XaTR4DKAdA
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqixE8eSLEU
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afXG8hClyIY
Part 4 - (Proposal in this video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmqoAFKhb_Q

Jealousy Dialogue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQNWG71hEhQ
Jealousy translation by Nurse Fin
"Hey. You've got a lot of nerve to be ignoring me like this. Lately, it seems like you've only been talking with other guys. Prepare yourself. *hug attack!* ...We haven't talked for a while. So I'm not going to let go of you for a while, either."


Arthur

Spoiler:
Confession Event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIiZhLzWhd0

Reverse Proposal Event -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chb3GJFSCis
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ52fpQmYa0
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVTF5eLeCgw
Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZGD5W2OpJc
Part 5 - (Proposal in this video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoF8EegddZk

Jealousy Dialogue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyyLE6p79P0
Jealousy translation by Nurse Fin
A: "Frey." F: "Yes?" A: "Don't you think you're getting awfully friendly with the other men?" F: "Huh? Umm... now that you say so, maybe..." A: "That's what I thought." F: ".........um, Arthur?" A: "Yes?" F: "Are you... mad at me?" A: "No. But I am also a man. It just made me a little... jealous." F: "Huh?" A: "That is all."



Dylas

Spoiler:
Confession Event - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef0huVKAwkE

Reverse Proposal Event -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXOa7bVa24
Part 2 - (Proposal during this video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hfl3tOT17g
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpgVl4hwVWQ

Jealousy Dialogue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m-TxqqJyIU
Jealousy translation by Nurse Fin
"Hey...... are you unhappy, being with me? ......There's just something that worried me. No, I'm sorry, it's nothing. It's just that, you're the only one for me. So please, let me be the only one for you. That's all."



Kiel

Spoiler:
Confession Event- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIfo__dA4JY

Reverse Proposal Event -
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YaYS6-40PM
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I6UwBHKsnw
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOHPj1-kxqE
Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx0TtebsKVY
Part 5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L65aeqXtLhk
Part 6 - (Proposal during this video)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMLWv2ppiAQ

Jealousy Dialogue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947CajtLExY
Translation by Nurse Fin
"Hey, Frey...... Um... you do love me, right? Er, well, since you've been getting along so well with the others... I was, how do I put it... I felt a little left out... ......... You're right. I believe you! Frey!"
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wow,this Thread is nice :D Good work Daisuke! ^_^
 
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Daisuke, are you going to put summaries of each plot? Just asking ^^
 
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Gota start this thread of right!

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It's looking great so far, Daisuke~

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Loving the photo's posted of each character!

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It would be best to ask in private messages if you want to spoil the plot for yourself. Some people click on spoiler tags without thinking too much about it, and in a post as big as Daisuke's making, I can guarantee someone will skim it, click on it, and be pissed off. We don't want to ruin the game for anyone.

If in the thread, someone talks about it, they honestly need to specify in gigantic, bold, italicized warnings that under the spoiler tags are plot spoilers.

Loving the quotes you picked for the characters, Daisuke. :D

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I like the pictures and the bio of the people. Nice job :D

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This is great! Thank you!!! Also, why is Kohaku missing?

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^ He's still working on a few of them. Kohaku and Doug, mainly :D He's been at it for quite a few hours, so I think he's changing it up and working on the FAQ now.

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Thread looks great so far, Daisuke! Can't wait for it to be up and running!

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FAQ is finally updated with the first three questions.

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This is amazing.

*stands up and applauds*

Seeing all of this has made me so excited for the game to come out (and I've even come out of the shadows and posted something! :D)

This is going to be my first Rune Factory game since there are NONE in my area so I may as well just save up for the newest installment =P

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Seiyuus:
Bud: Osamu Ryuutani
Ventuswill: Satomi Akesaka
Porcoline: Takahiro Fujimoto
Blossom: Yuuko Tsuga
Volkanon: Yukitoshi Hori

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