Maru

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)

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.

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
10:00 AM Leaves room.
10:20 AM In laboratory at home.
1:30 PM Leaves laboratory at home.
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
10:00 AM Leaves her room.
10:20 AM In the Lab at home.
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
2:00 PM Leaves home.
3:30 PM Sits down on bench north of graveyard.
6:30 PM Gets up from bench and walks home .
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.

Tuesday & Thursday

Time Location
7:30 AM Leaves the farmhouse and heads to work at Harvey's Clinic.
9:00 AM Stands behind sales counter at the clinic.
2:00 PM Leaves sales counter and stands in waiting area looking at file folders.
4:40 PM Leaves work and heads home to the farm.

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 for Harvey at the clinic, and both worry that it doesn't receive enough patients.

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
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

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

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 home-made pickles. Preserves Jar
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 with Demetrius.) Demetrius and Maru go back to work.
  • "Actually, your dad was being weird." (-100 friendship with Demetrius.) Maru asks Demetrius what you're talking about. Demetrius tells the truth and apologizes for his behavior.

Four Hearts

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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

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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

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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.)

With either choice, Maru says that kind of ruined the moment, and sighs.

Ten Hearts

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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: "... ..."

Group Ten-Heart Event

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If the player is unmarried and has given a bouquet to all available bachelorettes, raised friendship with each bachelorette to 10 hearts, and seen each bachelorette's 10-heart event, then entering Haley/Emily's House will trigger a cutscene.

Details 
If the player has a Rabbit's Foot in inventory, the cutscene will consist of a gossip session about Mayor Lewis and Marnie's relationship.

If the player does not have a Rabbit's Foot in inventory, all bachelorettes will express anger about the player dating them all at one time. Regardless of the player's dialogue choice(s), all bachelorettes will decide to give the player the "cold shoulder" for about a week after the event. They will give angry dialogue when interacted with, and refuse gifts. After about a week, all bachelorettes will forgive the player, and dialogues return to normal.

This event will trigger only one time per save file.

Marriage

Main article: Marriage

Once married, Maru will move into the farmhouse. Like other marriage candidates, she will add her own room to the right of the bedroom. She'll also set up a small area behind the farmhouse where she'll sometimes go to work on her gadgets. She will continue to work at the clinic and travel to town to work there on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On rainy mornings, Maru may offer you a gift she made in her workshop: Warp Totem: Farm, Quality Fertilizer, Refined Quartz, a Gate, or a Bomb. On rainy nights she may offer you dessert: Rice Pudding, Blueberry Tart, Cookies, or Chocolate Cake. On days when Maru stays indoors all day, she may offer you a Cherry Bomb, a Bomb, Fried Mushroom, or Crab Cakes, saying she found it in her "scrap pile".

Quotes

Regular 

First Meeting

“Oh! Aren't you the one who just moved in?

I'm Maru. I've been looking forward to meeting you! You know, with a small town like this, a new face can really alter the community dynamic. It's exciting!"”

Regular

“Whenever I'm struggling with a technical problem, I always take a walk.It's surprising how much a change of scenery can help.”
“Have you met my mother? She's the town's carpenter.”
“On Tuesdays and Thursdays I work at Harvey's clinic.He says he likes having me around in case his medical equipment goes haywire!

Being a farmer must be pretty easy, huh?”

“I plan on spending a lot of time with my telescope this summer.”
“Do you know my Dad, Demetrius? He's a scientist. I have a lot of fun helping him out in the laboratory.”
“Hey, sorry if I seem cranky... I'm a little sore from work yesterday.

I had to sort patient records for four hours straight!”

“Sometimes my head gets so cluttered with nonsense I can hardly think. Does that ever happen to you?

Getting some fresh air usually helps.”

“Stop by our house when you need to upgrade your buildings. It's always nice to have visitors.”
“My mother is a carpenter and my dad is a scientist. I guess it makes sense that I'm into building gadgets.”

Rainy Days

“When it rains I have a good excuse to work on my gadgets all day. It must be kind of boring for you, though.”

8+ Hearts

“I work at Harvey's clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He's nice, but not really my type...”

Summer

“This is going to be a great season for stargazing.”
“Hmm... What sort of gadget should I tinker with this summer?”
“Come to my room if you ever want to tinker with my gadgets.”
“Sebastian is my half-brother, if you didn't know already. We look totally different.”
“Sebastian hardly ever talks to me. I wonder if he even likes me at all? It's sad, I want to have a brother but he doesn't act like one.”
“Hey, have any interesting farm stories to tell me? Guess not”
“I bet you're growing some interesting crops right now. Dad says a lot of exotic plants grow in the valley this time of year.”
“Hey, tell me a story about farming.

That's really interesting!”

“Is it just me or did it suddenly get really hot? I guess it's just me.”
“Some day I'm going to be a world-class inventor. You're lucky to be friends with me!

...just kidding.”

“Are you enjoying the season? It's been so warm this year.”
“I worked at the clinic yesterday. We didn't have a single patient.

I guess people get sick less during summer.”

8+ Hearts

“ [Player], you're looking sharp today.”

Fall

“Have you explored the mines much? I've heard you can find some useful materials there.”
“The trees look beautiful today!”
“In other parts of the world it's spring right now. Imagine that!”
“I bet we'll start seeing more people at the clinic this season.

I hope everyone stays healthy.”

“All these falling leaves will provide food for mushrooms and other small organisms. Interesting, isn't it?”
“Hey, here's to another good week! *toast*”
“[Player], I just love how the trees look right now! I know you like them too.”
“If you have any extra metal laying around, I could always use it for one of my projects.

But only if you don't need it yourself.”

“I've been feeling especially optimistic lately...”

Wednesdays

“Bleh... I don't feel like working tomorrow.”

8+ Hearts; Mondays

“You should come visit me at the clinic tomorrow. I work from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.”

Winter

“Oh man, it's so cold...”
“Did you see the snowman I built?”
“My hair gets so frizzy in this dry weather. *sigh*”
“I guess winter is a good time to work on my gadgets.

I wonder if I could make anything useful for farmers?”

“Hey! What's up? It's a good time to explore the caves.

I would go but my Dad would flip.”

“I hope I don't catch the flu this year.”
“Have you built a furnace yet? You can use them to turn raw material like ores into more useful products.”
“I get so sleepy when it's cold...”
“You look fresh today. I guess it's that crisp winter air.”

8+ Hearts

“Hi [Player]! Hey, don't you think my snowman looks kind of like you?”

Dating

“How do your hands stay so soft with all that farm work?”
“You have a leaf in your hair. Let me get it for you.”
“[Player], come closer. I'm cold. My hands are so dry from the winter air. I'm sorry about that.”
“Oh, [Player]! Is there anything you want to talk to me about?”

When engaged

“I'm really excited. I'm going to be your wife. Hehe.”
“I need to get mentally prepared for being a farmer's wife.”

After Group 10 Heart Event

“You've got some nerve, speaking to me!”
“You've lost some respect with me, [Player]... but I'm willing to forgive you.”
Events 

Egg Festival

“I always look forward to those gatherings... It makes the valley feel like a real community.”

If married

“I'm just catching up with Penny. Have you had your fill of eggs?”

Flower Dance

“I like dancing, but this one is a little stilted. The old timers really love it, though.”

(asked to be dance partner, refused request.)

“I'm flattered! But... No.”

The Luau

“Whatever Linus is roasting smells awfully good... *slurp*”

If married

“Harvey keeps trying to talk to me, but all I want is a piece of this roast.”

Dance of the Moonlight Jellies

“It's kind of cold, actually. I guess fall is right around the corner.”

Stardew Valley Fair

“*slurp* mmm... this barbecue sauce is amazing.”

If married

“mumph... This is my one chance to pig out on barbecue sandwiches.”

Spirit's Eve

“I think I've already been this way... no, wait...”

If married

“I'm confused... you go on ahead and let me figure this out.”

Festival of Ice

“I'm not very creative when it comes to snowmen.”

Feast of the Winter Star

“Hi, [Player].”

If married

“Hey, [Player]. I'm ready to head home whenever you are.”
After Marriage 

Indoor Days

“Hmm? Sorry, sometimes I get so lost in thought that I don't even realize what I'm doing.”
“Finally, you're up! I was getting so hungry... *rumble*”
“One of the best things about living on the farm is waking up to a chorus of songbirds.”
“How do you keep your hands so soft with so much farmwork?”
“If you ever want to talk about how to maximize crop yield or anything... I'm open to that!”

In her side room

“I got up early to do a little stargazing. I hope you don't mind if I spend some time on my projects today, honey.”

Giving Gift

“I found this in my scrap pile. Think you could find a use for it?”

Outdoor Days

“Ahh... the farm smells great, it reminds me of the mountains near my parent's house.”
“With a little planning, we could automate most of the farm work and just relax!”
“It's going to be clear tonight... I wonder if the [random noun] constellation will be visible?”
“Don't worry, I won't mind if you track mud into the house. It's fun to get a little dirty now and then.”
“I never realized the amount of care and planning necessary to run a farm! It's a lot like working in the laboratory.”
“I like being out here. It's a good place to think about new inventions. I'm still hoping to come up with something to help you out in your work.”

On patio

“I'm not sure what this is, yet... but it's fun to turn the old wrench now and then.”

Indoor Nights

“Did you see the moon tonight? It always looks spectacular on the horizon.”
“I saw a shooting star earlier. I like to pretend it's MarILDA stopping by to check up on us.”
“I can't decide if I'm craving chocolate cake or ripe strawberries. Or maybe both...? Be honest, am I gaining weight?”
“You did good work today! You deserve to relax the rest of the evening.”
“I'm really starting to love this old house. It's so cozy at night. Mom's done a great job improving the place.”
“You look like you're ready for bed, [player], Should I lull you to sleep with the technical details of my latest project? *yawn* ...To be honest, I'm kind of sleepy too.”

Rainy Days

“I wonder how Penny is doing? Maybe I'll give her a call later today.”
“I was just daydreaming... do you think MARILDA is okay? I hope she finds some place where she truly belongs...”
“The only thing I dislike about rain is the fact that I can't do any stargazing!”
“Do I hear a leak in the roof? I'll have to check it out. I know a thing or two about carpentry from watching my mother.”
“Despite all the technology we have, a rainy day is still the best tool for watering crops.”

Giving gift

“Hey! I had trouble sleeping last night so I fiddled around in my workshop for a bit. Here, I made this for you. I hope you can find some use for it.”

Rainy Nights

“Make sure you don't leave your tools out in the rain! You wouldn't want them to get all rusty.”
“Hi (spouse name). How was your day, soggy? This weather gives me gadget ideas. Maybe if I funnel the rainwater I could power a mill?”
“Dad's been tracking the weather patterns for the last twenty years. It's a little too early to tell, but the results have revealed some abnormal trends.”
“My day wasn't all that exciting... I stayed inside because of the weather. It was relaxing, though. I kicked back with the latest 'Schematics Weekly'.”
“Can we have spaghetti in bed tonight?”
“Were you able to accomplish much today, hun? I tried to fix up some things around the house... you know, just little stuff.”

Giving food

“I made some dessert! Make sure to brush your teeth before bed, though.”

Going Out

“I think I'll visit my parents today. I haven't seen them in a while.”
“Mom and Dad are doing just fine. Their routine is still the same, even with me gone. How was your day?”

On Tuesdays and Thursdays

“I have to leave for work soon. I'll see you tonight. I'll be thinking of you!”
“Well, it was just another boring day at the clinic. Hey. Did you have a more exciting day than me? I hope so. Well, it's time to kick back and relax. Did you leave me any dinner? I'm just looking forward to bed-time.”

After having one child

“Have you spent any time with [child] today? Kids need playtime in order reach their full potential.”
“What do you think... will [child] grow up to be a farmer? Or an engineer?”
“I have high hopes for our child. I've been reading all the scientific data on the best ways to raise children.”

After having two children

“My own workshop, two wonderful kids, and a beautiful plot of land. Life is pretty good.”

High Hearts

“Now that we live together, it's hard to imagine being alone again.”
“Taking a break? That's good!”
“For a while there I was considering building a robotic [husband/wife]. But you're a lot more fun!”
“There's a lot of strategy to planning and running a farm. It's more intellectually stimulating than I thought!”
“I was just admiring my wedding amulet... The shell is flawless. This is a very rare specimen!”
“Last night, I had a dream that I was looking through a gigantic telescope. I saw something moving in the [random noun] nebula. Kind of spooky.”

Neutral Hearts

“I hope you'd still like me even if I gained weight.”
“I feel uninspired today.”

Spring

“I'm feeling excited for a new year of farming, [Player]!”

Spring 1

“It's wonderful to see all the plants and animals come back to life during the spring.”

Spring 2

“So, what's your strategy for optimizing the farm this year?”

Spring 22

“If my brother wasn't such a hermit I'd invite him over for dinner sometime.”

Summer

“The evenings are so warm, it's really the best time of year for stargazing. Who knows what might up there?”

Summer 2

“I like to catalogue the different insects I see in summer.”

Summer 20

“I wonder if my brother will ever have the courage to ask Abigail out.”

Fall

“The farm life is great, but I'm glad I still work at the clinic... It's an important service for the community.”

Fall 1

“With every season, a new section of the night sky becomes prominent. It's fascinating to witness.”

Fall 3

“Fall always reminds me of going out woodcutting with my mom... It might be that smell of freshly cut wood and sap.”

Fall 25

“Winter's just around the corner. We need to double check the heating system, turn off the valves, and check all the insulation in the house. Don't worry, I'll take care of it all.”

Winter

“I'm really looking forward to having rhubarb pie in the spring. Oh... that tang, that zest!”

Winter 2

“So what are your plans for maintaining our income this winter? You could do some fishing or foraging... If you do any mining, promise me you'll be careful.”

Winter 5

“I hope Dad's doing okay... he can get depressed in winter, when there's less opportunity for field research.”

Winter 15

“The winters have been disturbingly mild lately.”

After Divorce

“We have nothing to say to each other.”

Questions

“Hi! Do you have fun working on the farm?”
Yes (No effect on friendship.)
"Well that's good, isn't it?"
No (No effect on friendship.)
"Yikes! I'm sorry. Have you ever thought of doing something different...?"
“Sorry, I was just thinking about some gadgets I'm making. I've decided I'm going to build a robot someday.”
That should be very easy for you (+30 friendship.)
"Really? Are you sure you're not just trying to flatter me?"
You should be more realistic (-50 friendship.)
"You don't think I could do it?"
It sounds challenging (+40 friendship.)
"You're right, but I love a challenge!"

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

Trivia

  • If you are married to Maru, there is a glitch where she wears her work outfit in bed after any Festival that occurs on Tuesday or Thursday. If you talk to her, she will reply as though she's working (with "I'm at work, honey! Don't let the doctor see").

History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Added work area behind farmhouse if married.
  • 1.3: Added group 10-heart event. Removed red color from plus sign on nursing hat.
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