Krobus

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Krobus
Krobus.png
Information
Birthday: Winter.png Winter 1
Lives In: The Sewers
Address: Krobus's Shop
Marriage: No, but can become a roommate
Best Gifts: Diamond.png DiamondIridium Bar.png Iridium BarPumpkin.png PumpkinVoid Egg.png Void EggVoid Mayonnaise.png Void MayonnaiseWild Horseradish.png Wild Horseradish
“...Have you encountered others like me, in the mines? I'm sorry if they were hostile towards you. You see, we've learned to fear humans... there have been too many... unpleasant encounters.”
— Krobus

Krobus is the only friendly monster players will encounter, however he still refers to other hostile monsters as his friends. He is a shadow person who lives in the sewers. He sells a variety of rare goods. He is also available as a roommate.

Schedule

Krobus can always be found in the sewers once The Player obtains the Rusty Key.

Shop

Krobus' Shop is open all hours every day, even festival days.

Krobus always sells the Sign Of The Vessel statue, the Monster Fireplace, Void Eggs, Void Essence, and Solar Essence. A Stardrop, Crystal Floor Recipe, Wicked Statue Recipe, and Return Scepter are also available every day until purchased.

A different item of specific quantity will be available for purchase every day:

  • Monday - Slime (x50)
  • Tuesday - Omni Geode (x1)
  • Wednesday - A random Fish drawn from a subset of fish or a Magnet. Each item has a 1/11 chance to appear. (x5)
  • Thursday - Mixed Seeds (x10)
  • Friday - Iridium Sprinkler (x1)
  • Saturday - One random cooked dish chosen from a subset of cooked dishes at a random price between Gold.png50g -Gold.png500g. Bread has a 2/51 chance to appear, the other items have a 1/51 chance to appear. (x5)
  • Sunday - Bat Wing (x1)
Image Name Description Day Quantity Unit Price
Void Egg.png
Void Egg A jet-black egg with red flecks. It's warm to the touch. Every day Unlimited Gold.png5,000g
Void Essence.png
Void Essence It's quivering with dark energy. Every day 10 Gold.png100g
Solar Essence.png
Solar Essence The glowing face is warm to the touch. Every day 10 Gold.png80g
Sign Of The Vessel.png
Sign Of The Vessel A decorative piece for your farm. Every day Unlimited Gold.png350g
Monster Fireplace.png
Monster Fireplace Can be placed inside your house. Every day Unlimited Gold.png20,000g
Slime.png
Slime A shimmering, gelatinous glob with no smell. Monday 50 Gold.png10g
Omni Geode.png
Omni Geode A blacksmith can break this open for you. These geodes contain a wide variety of Minerals. Tuesday 1 Gold.png300g
Bream.png
Fish or Magnet

Albacore.png AlbacoreBullhead.png BullheadChub.png ChubDorado.png DoradoHalibut.png HalibutLingcod.png LingcodShad.png ShadSturgeon.png SturgeonTiger Trout.png Tiger TroutTilapia.png TilapiaMagnet.png Magnet

Wednesday 5 Gold.png200g
Mixed Seeds.png
Mixed Seeds There's a little bit of everything here. Plant them and see what grows! Thursday 10 Gold.png30g
Iridium Sprinkler.png
Iridium Sprinkler Waters the 24 adjacent tiles every morning. Friday 1 Gold.png10,000g
Cooking Icon.png
Cooked Dishes
List of Dishes 
Autumn's Bounty.png Autumn's Bounty

Baked Fish.png Baked Fish Bean Hotpot.png Bean Hotpot Blueberry Tart.png Blueberry Tart Bread.png Bread Carp Surprise.png Carp Surprise Cheese Cauliflower.png Cheese Cauliflower Chocolate Cake.png Chocolate Cake Complete Breakfast.png Complete Breakfast Cookie.png Cookie

Cranberry Sauce.png Cranberry Sauce

Crispy Bass.png Crispy Bass Dish o' The Sea.png Dish o' The Sea Eggplant Parmesan.png Eggplant Parmesan Farmer's Lunch.png Farmer's Lunch Fish Taco.png Fish Taco Fried Calamari.png Fried Calamari Fried Eel.png Fried Eel Fried Egg.png Fried Egg Fried Mushroom.png Fried Mushroom

Glazed Yams.png Glazed Yams

Hashbrowns.png Hashbrowns Ice Cream.png Ice Cream Lucky Lunch.png Lucky Lunch Maki Roll.png Maki Roll Miner's Treat.png Miner's Treat Omelet.png Omelet Pancakes.png Pancakes Parsnip Soup.png Parsnip Soup Pepper Poppers.png Pepper Poppers

Pink Cake.png Pink Cake

Pizza.png Pizza Pumpkin Soup.png Pumpkin Soup Red Plate.png Red Plate Rhubarb Pie.png Rhubarb Pie Rice Pudding.png Rice Pudding Roots Platter.png Roots Platter Salad.png Salad Salmon Dinner.png Salmon Dinner Sashimi.png Sashimi

Spaghetti.png Spaghetti

Spicy Eel.png Spicy Eel Strange Bun.png Strange Bun Stuffing.png Stuffing Super Meal.png Super Meal Survival Burger.png Survival Burger Tom Kha Soup.png Tom Kha Soup Tortilla.png Tortilla Trout Soup.png Trout Soup Vegetable Medley.png Vegetable Medley

Saturday 5 Gold.png50g -Gold.png500g
Bat Wing.png
Bat Wing The material is surprisingly delicate. Sunday 10 Gold.png30g
Stardrop.png
Stardrop A mysterious fruit that empowers those who eat it. The flavor is like a dream... a powerful personal experience, yet difficult to describe to others. Every day (until purchased) 1 Gold.png20,000g
Crystal Floor.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Crystal Floor Recipe Blueprints for crafting Crystal Floor Every day (until purchased) 1 Gold.png500g
Wicked Statue.png
Recipe Overlay.png
Wicked Statue Recipe Blueprints for crafting Wicked Statue Every day (until purchased) 1 Gold.png1,000g
Return Scepter.png
Return Scepter The golden handle quivers with raw potential. Hold this scepter to the sky and return home at will. Every day (until purchased) 1 Gold.png2,000,000g

Relationships

Krobus is a shadow person and, although he isn't hostile, still refers to other monsters as "his friends". He lives in the sewers and normally isn't seen outside interacting with other villagers. He dislikes dwarves, stating that a 1,000 year war between the dwarves and his people recently ended. He believes if the dwarves knew where he was, they'd send an assassin.

The Wizard is aware of his presence and intervenes to prevent conflicts.

Gifts

Main article: Friendship
See also: List of All Gifts

You can give Krobus up to two gifts per week (plus one on his birthday), which will raise or lower his friendship with you. Gifts on his birthday (Winter 1) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, Krobus 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, Krobus will say

“Oh, a birthday gift! Thank you.”

For disliked or hated gifts, Krobus will say

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

Love

“This is an amazing gift. For my people it is a great honor to receive something like this.”
Image Name Description Source
Krobus Happy.png
Diamond.png
Diamond A rare and valuable gem. Mining
Iridium Bar.png
Iridium Bar A bar of pure iridium. Furnace
Pumpkin.png
Pumpkin A fall favorite, grown for its crunchy seeds and delicately flavored flesh. As a bonus, the hollow shell can be carved into a festive decoration. Farming - Fall
Void Egg.png
Void Egg A jet-black egg with red flecks. It's warm to the touch. Void Chicken
Krobus' shop
Void Mayonnaise.png
Void Mayonnaise A thick, black paste that smells like burnt hair. Mayonnaise Machine
Wild Horseradish.png
Wild Horseradish A spicy root found in the spring. Foraging - Spring

Like

“Thank you very much.”
Image Name Description Source
Krobus.png
Gold Bar.png
Gold Bar A bar of pure gold. Furnace
Quartz.png
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - The Mines

Neutral

“Thank you.”
Image Name Description Source
Krobus.png

*Note that Dinosaur Eggs are considered Artifacts and not Eggs for gifting purposes.

Dislike

“Humans have... interesting tastes.”
Image Name Description Source
Krobus.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 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
Holly.png
Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. Foraging - Winter
Leek.png
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Life Elixir.png
Life Elixir Restores health to full. Crafting
Morel.png
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Spring
Purple Mushroom.png
Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Foraging - The Mines
Salmonberry.png
Salmonberry A spring-time berry with the flavor of the forest. Foraging - Spring
Snow Yam.png
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Foraging - Winter
Winter Root.png
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Foraging - Winter

Hate

“Oh... Um. I guess I'll accept it.”
Image Name Description Source
Krobus.png

Housemate

If the player is not married, Krobus will move into the farmhouse three days after accepting a void ghost pendant. Like the marriage candidates, he will add his own room to the right of the bedroom. He will not set up an area in the space behind the farmhouse.

He leaves the Farmhouse only on rainy days, when he will stand on the front porch. At 13 hearts, he will give the player a Stardrop, like a spouse, and may change wallpaper or flooring like a spouse.

Although the player's relationship with Krobus is platonic, the game's roommate mechanics are almost identical to the marriage mechanics, with the following exceptions:

  • Kissing is replaced with hugging.
  • No ceremony takes place.
  • Krobus will never get jealous if the player gives a gift to a marriage candidate.
  • Instead of divorce, Krobus can be evicted for free. However, the player still needs to do this through the book in the Mayor's Manor. After Krobus moves out, he is silent towards the player and will refuse gifts.
  • You cannot have or adopt children with Krobus. However, he helps with raising your existing children from previous marriages.

After Krobus moves into the Farmhouse, he is replaced in the Sewers by a chest, which sells his usual items.

On rainy mornings, Krobus may gift you a Sea Urchin, Strange Bun, Void Egg, Void Mayonnaise, or Void Salmon. On non-rainy days, he may gift you a Fried Eel, Lucky Lunch, Poppyseed Muffin, or Strange Bun.

Heart Events

Fourteen Hearts

Fourteen Hearts.png

Enter the beach between 8pm and 1am on a non-rainy day

Details 
Krobus sits on the docks at the Beach watching Moonlight Jellies swim, when a sea monster appears. The sea monster raises its tentacles, and Krobus hops on for a ride. A heart dialogue bubble appears over Krobus' head, indicating he enjoyed the ride.

Quotes

Details 

First Meeting

“A human visitor? This is most unusual...

I'm Krobus, merchant of rare and exotic goods.”

Regular

“...Have you encountered others like me, in the mines? I'm sorry if they were hostile towards you. You see, we've learned to fear humans... there have been too many... unpleasant encounters. You haven't... slain any of my friends, have you?”
“I find things here and I sell them. Care to buy anything?”
“Please don't tell anyone about me. Humans tend to destroy things they can't understand.”
“I am too sensitive to sunlight to go out on most days. The conditions in here are perfect. Care to buy anything?”
“Please, don't be alarmed. I am different than the others. I've spent a lot of time observing humans. I know you like to shop. Care to see my wares?”
“Back again? I suppose it does fit into my theory of human behavior.”
“On Fridays I stay silent as a sign of devotion to Yoba.”
“...Sorry, I'm still a little wary of humans. My shop is still open to you, however.”
“You're not like the other humans, are you?”

Rainy day

“Ah, the sewers are flowing quickly today. It'll get nice and humid in here... just how I like it.”

8+ Hearts

“You've opened my eyes to the world of humans. I appreciate that.”
“A 1000 year war between my people and the dwarves recently ended. There's still a lot of resentment on both sides.”

15th of the season, year 1 only

“Please keep my location a secret. If the dwarves knew of me, they'd surely send an assassin.”

After receiving the Void Ghost Pendant

“[Player]... I'm afraid we'll have to keep this a secret... Neither my people nor yours would accept us living together.”
“You know I'll be a very strange person to live with, right? I won't be able to leave the house...”
Housemate 

Indoor Days

“If I could come help you, I would... but I'll do my best to keep the house in order.”
“I'm happy here, in the house. I like to spend all my time in a good spot... I don't need to "get out" like humans do. But I understand that you need to! Please don't feel like you have to stay here with me.”
“I'm considering spending my day all balled up and wedged in the corner... What? You mean you don't do that?”
“On Fridays, I like to stay quiet out of respect for Yoba. I hope you don't mind.”
“I wish I could help you on the farm, but I can't go out in the sun...”

Giving gift

“I tried my best to make human food... You can eat it later, don't worry about it...”

In his side room

“We're so physically different that it's a challenge to live together, isn't it?”
“I hope the humidity here isn't bothersome to you. We both have to compromise in order to live together!”

Outdoor Days

“I'll stay out here for just a bit, but we've got to be careful... if anyone approaches I'll need to hide!”
“It's rare that I can step outside!”
“What a beautiful day!”
“Wide open spaces make me nervous...”
“Please go about your day, I'll just stay here and guard the house.”
“I'll wait here for a bit, and see if any bugs come my way. I haven't had breakfast yet!”
“On a day like this, I can enjoy the outdoors with you. This is really nice! Just let me know if you see anyone coming, so I can hide.”

Indoor Nights

“I cleaned all the bugs out of the house today... Sorry, I didn't save you any! *smack*”
“You feel solid... sometimes I wish I had bones, too...”
“Sometimes I wonder if humans and shadow people could really ever co-exist... It's a lovely idea, but is it realistic? I hope so...”
“Sometimes I pause and think of all that I've learned about humans from you... I wish all my fellow shadow people could know this feeling.”
“I want to be a good housemate for you, but I never know if I'm doing well... *groan* I have a hard time understanding human expression. B... but... you're happy living with me? Okay!”
“Hi, [Player]. Welcome home. You look like you've been working hard out there!”

Rainy Days

“Do you like rainy days as much as I do, [Player]?”
“We're different in so many ways... but that's alright.”
“I wonder if the wizard knows about... this? I hope he can keep a secret.”
“As much as I try to be civilized, I have the urge to be mischievous sometimes... They say it's a condition of my people.”
“Ah, It's more humid today with the rain... I feel a lot more comfortable.”

Giving gift

“Good morning, [Player]. I went out early and found this for you. I hope it's not too strange.”

Rainy Nights

“On nights like this, those who gaze out windows sometimes see shadowy figures. To think... it might've been me.”
“If the other shadow people knew about our living arrangement, they would... 'punish' me. Most of them despise humans, you know.”
“You're sopping wet, and cold! Isn't that dangerous to your species?”
“I already had dinner, but it wasn't something you'd be able to eat... sorry.”
“Ever since I left my people, I've been searching for a new home... now I belong somewhere. That means everything to me.”
“It's said that my people came here long ago, when a great catastrophe allowed spirits from the void to cross into the physical plane.”
“The sound of the rain reminds me of the sewers... it's comforting. The sewers were my refuge... I felt safe there. But don't worry... I feel the same way about my new home, too.”

High Hearts

“I feel a sensation in my body... is this... 'platonic love'? ... Oh, wait... I'm just shedding my skin.”
“I've learned to overcome my bias against humans... but Dwarves still disgust me.”
“You started nibbling on me during the night, and mumbling about 'black lick or ish'... what did you mean by that?”
“We're making progress, and I feel really hopeful.”
“I was just admiring this lovely house... what a wonderful place.”

Neutral Hearts

“I won't ever grow old, but you will. Sometimes it makes me sad... but that's okay.”
“Do you think your Grandpa would approve of a monster living in his house?”
“Do you think we could get in trouble for living together?”
“It's so bright in here... I might close my eyes for a few hours.”
“I can't go outside, I can only eat certain food, I need the temperature a certain way... I hope it's not too much of a bother to live with me, [Player].”
“Welwick says I'm cursed today.”
“I'll tell you a secret... I don't actually sleep, I just lay there with my eyes closed...”
“You're a strange one, to want to live with a creature like me.”
“I'm going to clean the house all day! This is fun.”
“I wonder if we'll live here our entire lives? Moving would probably be too dangerous for me.”

Low Hearts

“*sigh*... Maybe I should've stayed with my own kind.”
“...Do you still like me?”
“Are you still happy, living with me?”
“I think you'd be happier living with another human...”
“I've detected a change in your behavior... what does it mean? *groan*”
“You only have one short life to live... are you certain you want to spend it with a hideous creature like me?”
“Maybe a relationship like this is destined to fail...”
“You seem unhappy lately...”
“I miss the sewers.”

Living with one child

“I'm not sure how, but Yoba has blessed this house with a 'child'...”

Living with two children

“Don't worry... I already made <child's name> and [child] a void egg omelet.”
“I worry about the future of the children... But I trust that Yoba has a plan for them.”
“This house has been blessed with two children, now... Does that mean Yoba approves of our unconventional living arrangement?”


Spring

“It's 'spring' now, isn't it? I can smell the peppery aroma of wild horseradish.”

Spring 1

“What's your plan for the new year, [Player]?”

Day before the Flower Dance

“You should go to the flower dance tomorrow! Don't worry about me.”

Summer

“You call this time of year 'summer', right? The warmth and humidity is nice, but I wish it wasn't so sunny.”

Summer 1

“I get sunburnt very easily, so I need to be careful this time of year.”

Summer 8

“Mmm... what's that lovely smell? You must've been sweating all night...”

Summer 15

“It's summer... that means the house is full of flies. Don't worry, I'll take care of them. It's good protein!”

Fall

“It's been feeling a bit cooler lately, with a musty smell. You call this time of year 'fall', correct?”

Fall 8

“I don't feel like doing anything today.”

Day before the Fair

“Have you figured out what you're going to use for your grange display tomorrow?”

Fall 24

“If I showed up to the Spirit's Eve festival they'd put me in a cage...”

Winter

“The darkness this time of year is very soothing. If only it were warmer!”

Winter 28

“Thanks for letting me stay here, [Player]. I'm looking forward to another great year!”

After Eviction

“...”

Quests

Portraits

Trivia

  • Krobus states that his name means "bridge-crosser" in his language.
  • Krobus hates being gifted a Strange Bun, despite Shadow Brutes in the mines dropping them.
  • Krobus states that he remains silent on Fridays out of respect for Yoba. His normal Friday dialogue is simply "...". Krobus will speak on Fridays under certain circumstances.
    • Rainy days
    • First meeting
    • Attempting to give him a gift after he has been evicted as a housemate
    • Speaking to him about the Dark Talisman quest
  • Attempting to give Krobus a Movie Ticket on Friday results in a dialogue saying "Krobus looks puzzled". Krobus will not attend movies on Fridays.
  • Krobus' Tuesday dialogue changed from "I am too sensitive to sunlight to go out during the day." to "I am too sensitive to sunlight to go out on most days." with v1.3. This change is most likely due to the addition of the "A Winter Mystery" Quest, in which a "Shadow Guy" is seen outdoors during Winter.

Gallery

A Picture of Krobus in The Sewers

History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Now sells Return Scepter and Void Eggs and offers progress in the Dark Talisman quest.
  • 1.3: Added Sign Of The Vessel and Monster Fireplace to shop stock. Added "A Winter Mystery" quest. Changed Tuesday dialogue.
  • 1.4: Added as a potential roommate if player is unmarried. Removed exploit allowing multiple purchases of fish and cooked dishes by closing and re-opening the shop menu.
  • 1.4.4: Krobus no longer gets jealous.