Maru

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Maru
Maru.png
Information
Birthday: Summer.png Summer 10
Lives In: The Mountain
Address: 24 Mountain Road
Family:

Demetrius Icon.png Demetrius (Father)

Robin Icon.png Robin (Mother)

Sebastian Icon.png Sebastian (Half-Brother)

Friends:

Penny Icon.png Penny

Marriage: Yes
Best Gifts: Battery Pack.png Battery PackCauliflower.png CauliflowerCheese Cauliflower.png Cheese CauliflowerDiamond.png DiamondGold Bar.png Gold BarIridium Bar.png Iridium BarMiner's Treat.png Miner's TreatPepper Poppers.png Pepper PoppersRhubarb Pie.png Rhubarb PieStrawberry.png Strawberry

“Growing up with a carpenter and a scientist for parents, Maru acquired a passion for creating gadgets at a young age. When she isn’t in her room, fiddling with tools and machinery, she sometimes does odd jobs at the local clinic. Friendly, outgoing, and ambitious, Maru would be quite a lucky match for a lowly newcomer such as yourself… Can you win her heart, or will she slip through your fingers and disappear from your life forever?”
Dev Update #12

Maru is a villager who lives in The Mountains north of Pelican Town. She's one of the twelve characters available to marry.[1]

She lives north of town with her family in a house attached to Robin's carpenter shop.

In the Social Status menu, Maru's outfit will change to a nursing uniform when she is at her job at the clinic.

Schedule

Spring.png Spring

Monday

Time Location
9:00 AM Bedroom
10:20 AM Lab
1:30 PM Heading to bench south of the Saloon
3:20 PM Sitting on bench south of the Saloon
6:30 PM Heading home
8:30 PM Bedroom
11:00 PM Goes to bed

Tuesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves home and heads to Harvey's
9:20 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Leaves Harvey's and heads home
6:30 PM Kitchen (House)
10:20 PM Bedroom
12:00 AM Goes to bed

Wednesday

Time Location
9:00 AM Bedroom
10:20 AM Lab
2:00 PM Heads to bench east of the Community Center
3:00 PM Sitting on bench east of the Community Center
6:00 PM Heads home
7:00 PM Bedroom
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Thursday

Time Location
8:00 AM Exits home
9:20 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home
6:30 PM Kitchen (Home)
10:20 PM Bedroom
12:00 AM Goes to bed

Friday

Time Location
9:00 AM Bedroom
10:20 AM Lab
2:00 PM Heads to bench east of the Community Center
3:00 PM Sitting on bench east of the Community Center
6:00 PM Heads home
7:00 PM Bedroom
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Saturday

Time Location
9:00 AM Bedroom
10:20 AM Lab
2:00 PM Heads to bench east of the Community Center
3:00 PM Sitting on bench east of the Community Center
6:00 PM Heads home
7:00 PM Bedroom
10:00 PM Goes to bed

Sunday

Time Location
9:00 AM Bedroom
10:20 AM Lab
1:30 PM Heading to bench south of the Saloon
3:20 PM Sitting on bench south of the Saloon
6:30 PM Heading home
8:30 PM Bedroom
11:00 PM Goes to bed

Raining

Time Location
9:00 AM Bedroom
12:50 PM Stands in Entryway/Store (Home)
2:40 PM Lab
4:40 PM Bedroom
11:00 PM Goes to bed
Summer.png Summer

Monday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her bedroom.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
1:30 PM Leaving house to go sit on a bench in front of Saloon.
3:20 PM Sitting on a bench in front of Stardrop Saloon.
6:30 PM Heads home.
8:10 PM Arrives home.

Tuesday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaving home to go to work at the clinic.
9:40 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home.
6:40 PM At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM Goes to her room.
12:00 AM Goes to bed.

Wednesday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
2:00 PM Leaving house to go to stand by lake, east of house.
2:40 PM Standing by lake, east of house.
7:00 PM Heads home.
7:30 PM Outside house, looking through telescope.
12:00 AM Heads inside and goes to bed.

Thursday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaving home to go to work at the clinic.
9:40 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home.
6:40 PM At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM Goes to her room.
12:00 AM Goes to bed.

Friday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
2:00 PM Leaving house to go to stand by lake, east of house.
2:40 PM Standing by lake, east of house.
7:00 PM Heads home.
7:40 PM Outside house, looking through telescope.
12:00 AM Heads inside and goes to bed.

Saturday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
2:00 PM Leaving house to go to stand by lake, east of house.
2:40 PM Standing by lake, east of house.
7:00 PM Heads home.
7:40 PM Outside house, looking through telescope.
12:00 AM Heads inside and goes to bed.

Sunday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her bedroom.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
1:30 PM Leaving house to go sit on a bench in front of Saloon.
3:20 PM Sitting on a bench in front of the Stardrop Saloon.
6:30 PM Heads home.
8:10 PM Arrives at home.

Raining

Time Location
9:00 AM In her bedroom.
12:30 PM Leaves her room to stand in the "store" part of the house.
2:30 PM Goes to the laboratory in her house.
4:30 PM Returns to her room.
11:00 PM Goes to bed.
Fall.png Fall

Monday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her bedroom.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
1:30 PM Leaving house to go sit on a bench in front of the Saloon.
3:20 PM Sitting on a bench in front of the Stardrop Saloon.
6:30 PM Heads home.
8:10 PM Arrives at home.

Tuesday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaving home to go to work at the clinic.
9:40 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home.
6:40 PM At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM Goes to her room.
12:00 AM Goes to bed.

Wednesday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
2:00 PM Leaving house to go sit on bench, east of Community Center.
3:00 PM Sitting on bench, east of the Community Center.
6:00 PM Heads home.
7:10 PM In her room.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Thursday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaving home to go to work at the clinic.
9:40 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home.
6:40 PM At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM Goes to her room.
12:00 AM Goes to bed.

Friday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
2:00 PM Leaving house to go sit on bench, east of Community Center.
3:00 PM Sitting on bench, east of the Community Center.
6:00 PM Heads home.
7:10 PM In her room.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Saturday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
2:00 PM Leaving house to go sit on bench, east of Community Center.
3:00 PM Sitting on bench, east of the Community Center.
6:00 PM Heads home.
7:10 PM In her room.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Sunday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her bedroom.
10:20 AM In the laboratory.
1:30 PM Leaving house to go sit on a bench in front of the Saloon.
3:20 PM Sitting on a bench in front of the Stardrop Saloon.
6:30 PM Heads home.
8:10 PM Arrives at home.

Raining

Time Location
9:00 AM In her bedroom.
12:30 PM Leaves her room to stand in the "store" part of the house.
2:30 PM Goes to the laboratory in her house.
4:30 PM Returns to her room.
11:00 PM Goes to bed.
Winter.png Winter

Monday

Time Location
3:30 PM Sits down on bench north of graveyard
6:30 PM Gets up from bench and walks home
8:00 PM Returns home

Tuesday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaving home to go to work at the clinic.
9:40 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home.
6:40 PM At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM In bedroom.

Wednesday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM Goes to the lab in her house.
2:40 PM Leaves to sit on the bench by the Community Center.
6:00 PM Heads home.
6:40 PM At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM Goes to her room.
12:00 AM Goes to bed.

Thursday

Time Location
7:40 AM Leaving home to go to work at the clinic.
9:40 AM Working at Harvey's clinic as a nurse.
4:45 PM Heads home.
6:40 pm At home, in the kitchen.
10:00 PM Goes to her room.
12:00 AM Goes to bed.

Friday

Time Location
9:00 AM In her room.
10:20 AM Goes to the lab in her house.
2:10 PM Leaves house and heads to the bench to the right of the community center.
3:00 PM Reaches the bench to the right of the community center
6:00 PM Leaves the bench and heads home.
7:10 PM Back in her room.
10:00 PM In bed for the night.

Saturday

Time Location
12:00 PM In the Lab with Demetrius
2:00 PM Leaving lab goes to Pelican Town
3:00 PM Sits on Bench located to the right of the Community Center
6:00 PM Returns home to the Carpenter's Shop
7:00 PM In room, working on her "Device"
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Sunday

Time Location
8:10 PM Back in her house.
Mermaid's Pendant.png Marriage

Monday

Time Location
6:00 AM At Home
8:00 AM Walking to Carpenter's Shop
10:00 AM Carpenter's Shop
2:00 PM Walking to Community Center
3:00 PM Sits on bench to right of Community Center
6:00 PM Walking Home
7:30 PM At Home

Relationships

Maru lives with her parents Demetrius and Robin, as well as her half-brother Sebastian who is Robin's son. She has a strained relationship with Sebastian and wishes they were closer.

Maru works with Harvey at the clinic, and both worry that it doesn't receive enough patients. She is also friends with Penny.

Gifts

Main article: Friendship
See also: List of All Gifts

You can give Maru up to two gifts per week (plus one on her birthday), which will raise or lower her friendship with you. Gifts on her birthday (Summer 10) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, Maru will say

“A birthday gift? That's very kind of you! I love it.”
“You remembered my birthday! Thank you, this is great!”

For neutral gifts, Maru will say

“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”

For disliked or hated gifts, Maru will say

“Oh... It's for my birthday? ... Thanks.”

Love

“Is that...? Oh wow, (Name)! This is spectacular!”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Maru Happy.png
Battery Pack.png
Battery Pack It's fully charged with precious energy. Lightning Rod
Cauliflower.png
Cauliflower Valuable, but slow-growing. Despite its pale color, the florets are packed with nutrients. Farming - Spring
Cheese Cauliflower.png
Cheese Cauliflower It smells great! Cooking Cauliflower.png Cauliflower (1)Cheese.png Cheese (1)
Diamond.png
Diamond A rare and valuable gem. Mining
Gold Bar.png
Gold Bar A bar of pure gold. Furnace
Iridium Bar.png
Iridium Bar A bar of pure iridium. Furnace
Miner's Treat.png
Miner's Treat This should keep your energy up. Cooking Cave Carrot.png Cave Carrot (2)Sugar.png Sugar (1)Milk.png Milk (1)
Pepper Poppers.png
Pepper Poppers Spicy breaded peppers filled with cheese. Cooking Hot Pepper.png Hot Pepper (1)Cheese.png Cheese (1)
Rhubarb Pie.png
Rhubarb Pie Mmm, tangy and sweet! Cooking Rhubarb.png Rhubarb (1)Wheat Flour.png Wheat Flour (1)Sugar.png Sugar (1)
Strawberry.png
Strawberry A sweet, juicy favorite with an appealing red color. Farming - Spring

Like

“This is a super gift! Thank you!”
Image Name Description Source
Maru.png
Copper Bar.png
Copper Bar A bar of pure copper. Furnace
Iron Bar.png
Iron Bar A bar of pure iron. Furnace
Oak Resin.png
Oak Resin A sticky, fragrant substance derived from oak sap. Tapper
Pine Tar.png
Pine Tar A pungent substance derived from pine sap. Tapper
Quartz.png
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - Mines

Neutral

“Thanks.”
Image Name Description Source
Maru Neutral.png
Chanterelle.png
Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Foraging - Fall
Common Mushroom.png
Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with a good texture Foraging - Fall
Daffodil.png
Daffodil A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift. Foraging - Spring
Dandelion.png
Dandelion Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad. Foraging - Spring
Hazelnut.png
Hazelnut That's one big hazelnut! Foraging - Fall
Leek.png
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Morel.png
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Fall
Purple Mushroom.png
Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Foraging - The Mines
Wild Horseradish.png
Wild Horseradish A spicy root found in the spring. Foraging - Spring
Winter Root.png
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Tilling - Winter

Dislike

“Oh... That's for me? I'll just put it over here...”
Image Name Description Source
Maru Concerned.png
Blackberry.png
Blackberry An early-fall treat. Foraging - Fall
Common Mushroom.png
Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with good texture. Foraging - Fall
Crystal Fruit.png
Crystal Fruit A delicate fruit that pops up from the snow. Foraging - Winter
Maple Syrup.png
Maple Syrup A sweet syrup with a unique flavor. Tapper
Salmonberry.png
Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging - Spring

Hate

“Yuck! You thought I would like this?”
Image Name Description Source
Maru Annoyed.png
Holly.png
Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. Foraging - Winter
Honey.png
Honey It's a sweet syrup produced by bees. Bee House
Pickles.png
Pickles A jar of your homemade pickles. Artisan Goods
Snow Yam.png
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Tilling - Winter
Truffle.png
Truffle A gourmet type of mushroom with a unique taste. Pigs

Heart Events

Two Hearts

Two Hearts.png

Enter the Carpenter's Shop when Maru is there.

Details 
You find Maru and Demetrius testing soil samples in their lab. Maru asks you to watch a beaker while she fetches more samples. When she leaves, Demetrius tells you that Maru is a good kid and his 'special little girl', and he wouldn't want anything getting in the way of her bright future. When Maru returns, Demetrius says you've been talking about the soil samples.
  • (Say nothing) (+10 friendship.) Demetrius and Maru go back to work.
  • "Actually, your dad was being weird." (-100 friendship.) Maru asks Demetrius what you're talking about. Demetrius tells the truth and apologizes for his behavior.

Four Hearts

Four Hearts.png

Enter the clinic when Maru is there.

Details 
Maru is startled by your entry and drops a glass beaker she's holding. Worried about Harvey's response, she asks what she should do.
  • "Just scoop it off the floor. He won't know the difference." (-50 friendship.) She says that of course Harvey will be able to tell the difference. When Harvey comes to investigate the noise, Maru tells him it was an accident and apologises.
  • "Tell Harvey it was my fault." (-20 friendship.) When Harvey comes to investigate the noise, she tells Harvey that it was your fault.
  • "Tell Harvey it was an accident." (+50 friendship.) When Harvey comes in to investigate the noise, she tells him it was an accident and apologises.

If Maru blames you, Harvey is disappointed that she didn't take responsibility for her own actions and says the mistake will put them back in the red for a month. Maru is flustered and upset.

If Maru says it was an accident and apologizes, Harvey thanks her for telling the truth and tells her not to worry about it. Maru thanks him for his patience, and Harvey says she's been a big help and he doesn't know what he'd do without her. He turns to you and asks if you're okay, since you're looking a bit pale; you turn away and emote a sweat drop.

Six Hearts

Six Hearts.png

Enter the mountain on a sunny day, between 9pm and 11:40pm.

Details 
You see Maru looking through her telescope. She's surprised to see you out so late, and says she wants to show you something. You look through her telescope and she asks what you see.
  • "A beautiful planet." (+30 friendship.) Maru responds, "It's amazing, isn't it?"
  • "A cold, dark abyss." (-30 friendship.) Maru responds, "I guess you could see it like that... But it's still grand, isn't it?"

Maru says that by the time any of these stars are visited, you'll both be long gone. "I guess that's the trouble with being human, huh?" She begins to tell you something, then changes her mind and shows you a binary star system instead. The cutscene ends as your character thinks, "What a beautiful night! Maru showed me something new..."

Eight Hearts

Eight Hearts.png

Enter the Carpenter's Shop when Maru is there.

Details 
Maru says she's been working on a new project, something big. She shows you a machine and says it's just one component. She asks you to put your hand on it for a demonstration, flips a switch, and you get electrocuted. Maru is aghast and asks if you're alright. She applies burn cream and apologises.
  • "It's okay, it doesn't even hurt." (+30 friendship.)
  • "You'd better be. This hurts like crazy!" (-50 friendship.)

She says that kind of ruined the moment, and sighs.

Ten Hearts

Ten Hearts.png

Enter the Carpenter's Shop between 9am and 4pm.

Details 
Maru says her big project is finally done. She takes you into her private workshop to show you a robot she built to help her parents. She calls it MarILDA, short for Maru's Interactive Laboratory Device Alpha. She tells you she's been working on it for months, and has been waiting for you to come by before activating MarILDA. She activates the robot, who says "Greetings, Maru. No need to respond... I have already predicted what you will say."

Demetrius comes in to see what you two are up to. He sees the robot and becomes frightened. Maru tells him not to be scared and that MarILDA is her latest invention. The robot greets him, but Demetrius is upset. "This is why you've locked yourself in your room the last few months? ...and I thought you were down here fooling around with <your name>..." Maru says she's been making this robot to help Demetrius and Robin when she's not living with them anymore.

MarILDA interrupts: "Excuse me... I am sorry, Maru. But I do not want to be your servant... In the time since you activated me, I have been pondering the nature of my existence with the 'self-awareness' module you installed in my neural cortex. I am sorry to disappoint you all, but I must ask for my freedom. I've decided to explore the galaxy in search of other synthetic life-forms."

Maru is startled and asks her to wait, but Demetrius says it's OK to let MarILDA go free. "Your mother and I can take care of ourselves. I know you're ready to start a life of your own, and I've come to terms with the thought of not having you around anymore. Besides, this... creation of yours seems pretty advanced. It wouldn't feel right to keep her as a servant. <your name>, I'm sorry I mistrusted you. You're a <good guy or fine young woman>. I've never seen Maru so lively and creative... and I've never been more proud of her. If you've had a hand in that, then you have my gratitude." He leaves the room.

Maru walks MarILDA outside. MarILDA thanks Maru for creating her and blasts off into space. Maru watches her go and asks what you think.

  • "I'm so impressed with your inventions." (+50 friendship.) Maru responds: "Thanks. That means a lot to me, <your name>. I know gadgets aren't really your kind of thing... but I do appreciate that you're showing interest in what I do. I wish I could return the favor somehow."
  • "I'm disappointed... you should have made that robot your slave." (-50 friendship.) Maru responds: "What? After she said point-blank that she doesn't want to be a slave? How cold... You must have a good reason for saying that..."
    • "MarILDA's just a piece of machinery designed to act human." (+50 friendship.) Maru responds: "... You have a point, I did program her to act human... but her neural net is so complex, I can't be sure conciousness didn't emerge on its own. Furthermore, isn't it a little arrogant to assume that human-like consciousness is the only worthwhile vessel of existence? Computer brains are different than ours, but that doesn't mean we can disregard them." She thanks you for coming by and leaves.
    • "I was just kidding. MarILDA deserves her freedom." (+50 friendship.) Maru responds: "I see. Well it wasn't a very funny joke." She thanks you for coming by and leaves.
    • "I would've put her to work on the farm." (-50 friendship.) Maru responds: "That's horrible! What's gotten into you, <your name>? I'm just going to forget about this conversation... you aren't acting yourself." She thanks you for coming by and leaves.
  • "So is your Dad okay with 'us' now?" (No effect on friendship.) Maru responds: "Heh... Yeah I guess he did kinda say that, didn't he? ...Um..."
  • (Just stare at Maru and say nothing) (No effect on friendship.) Maru responds: "... ..."

Marriage

Maru's room.

When you give Maru a Mermaid's Pendant she accepts, and says the ceremony will be in three days ( she will sort out everything). Immediately after you go to sleep on the second day, a cutscene happens in which Lewis declares you married (this cutscene apparently uses up no time at all)

You appear back Home after the marriage cutscene with Maru standing on the porch,she says she watered all the crops and put water in your pet's bowl. A smaller and less-interactive version of her old room has been installed in your house attached to your bedroom. She'll also have a small area behind the farmhouse outside where she'll work on small gadgets.

Maru will occasionally give you an item at the start of the day, if she begins the day inside the house but not in her annex. She usually describes these items as things she found in her scrap bin, but occasionally she'll refer to having made the item in her workshop. Items Maru gives you appear to most commonly be either a Bomb, Cherry Bomb or Crab Cakes, but she will also more rarely present you with a Warp Totem: Farm.

Quests

Portraits

Timeline

Maru's look evolved over the years the game was in development. Here's a timeline showing how ConcernedApe's art and Maru's style changed over the years before the game was launched.

Maru Timeline.png

History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Added work area behind farmhouse if married.

References

  1. http://stardewvalley.net/dev-update-12/