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Atelier: Arland Trilogy

by Sylphid

Part 24: Update XXI: An Alchemist and her Farewell

It all comes down to this. To be honest, I thought I'd have to do more updates, but I didn't expect I'd get through virtually all of Assignment 12 in one update. Oh well.

So, I mentioned I'd take a couple screenshots of the atelier with all the synthesis items that do appear. To get everything, you need to make the Bomb, Witch's Salve, Cannon, Barrel, Tera Bomb, Ice Bomb, Beast Statue, Auto Alarm, Meister Tarte, Meteor, and the Globe (even though it doesn't show up in the screenshots, that globe on the desk is spinning). But enough boring stuff, time to get moving.

This scene happens on the final day of the game. To actually get a scene here, you need to trip at least one ending flag. Among characters whose ending flag has been tripped, the one with the highest friendship level is the one who shows up. I could get anyone's, but I feel Cordelia is the most appropriate. Everyone has their own scene, and they're all fairly elaborate, but I'll just cover her's.

Tomorrow's the big day. Whether I pass or fail, it's all over... *sigh* I'm so nervous... I can't sit still... Ugh! I need to get up and do something!

*fade to black*


Wh-whoa! Cory!? What are you doing here?

I-I was just passing by!

Passing by...? Where were you? Did you come here to check up on me?

What!? No... Well, um...

She's come so far since the start of the game.

No, of course not! I'm really glad you came.

Hmph. So...where were you going?

Haha... I was going out for a walk... I'm so nervous.

*sigh* I knew it...

Good. Then go to sleep. Tomorrow is an important day. Don't catch a cold or anything.

Yeah... Thanks, Cory.

Just go back to sleep!

Okay, good night!

Good night. See you tomorrow.

*Rorona leaves*

Geez, she's such a pain.


I don't have anything to say. If it's alright with you, we can go right ahead to the results...

I didn't mean to hassle you. Take your time and relax.

Th-thank you. *big inhale* Ahh...




Like in the first scene of the game, Rorona is switching between a few of her portraits for the above lines.

...Alright! I-I'm ready...!

Okay, here we go. The evaluation for your assignment is...

3-5 stars

...You barely made it. Geez, you kept me worried till the very end.

Y-yeah...I'm sorry.

But you did pass, so you can keep running your workshop.

Y-yeah...but are you sure? It's not like I did that great...

Hmm...sorry. I didn't mean to make it seem that bad. You earned it through your hard work. You don't have to worry about a thing. Just be proud of yourself.


6-7 stars

It's not perfect, but you passed.

Y-yes... Thank you...

You don't look all that happy. Can't you like, jump up and down and scream, or something?

Oh, um, I'm really happy, but...I still can't believe that I passed...

I see. I know it's hard to believe it right now, but don't worry. You did it.

8-10 stars

Congratulations, you passed! With a perfect evaluation, I might add!


What's the matter? Hey, get a hold of yourself!

*gasp* I-I'm sorry! I blanked out...

I understand. Now you're free from all those pressures. You can continue running your workshop. You earned it with all your hard work.

Yes... Thank you!

Now, go tell Astrid and everyone else. I'm sure they're all waiting to hear your results. Oh, and...


...Thank you very much!

So, after this scene you have the chance to go around and talk to all the major named characters hanging around Arland. Gio is kind of a weird case, in that if you know he's the king and you didn't meet him the night before, you get this immidiately after the previous scene ends. Video goes until the screenshot of Gio walking away.

...Mr. Gio? What are you doing?

There you are. I couldn't wait to hear your results.

Then you should've just come in. You're the King...

I don't like to abuse my authority like that... Anyway, how did it go?

I passed!

Thank you so much. I couldn't have done it without your help.

Well... This all began with that order I gave. I'm sorry for all the work you had to do.

...But I probably wouldn't be saying any of this if I had failed.

It looks like you have matured a many ways.

Do you really think so? I can't tell...

You're right... I should go tell Master.

Go on now. I'll stop by the workshop some other time.

Okay! I'll see you later, then.

You should be proud of completing all the requests from the castle.

Well, with a responsible man like that, this kingdom will long prosper. We shall meet again.

Alrighty then, now we have the chance to roam. If you're not interested, you can just head straight to the atelier to end the game. Naturally, I shall not be electing to do this. For the playable characters, I'll be going in the order they became recruitable, then tackling the miscellanious characters before ending things. We start with Cory. Video goes until the screenshot of Rorona wanting to tell Cory more.

Rorona, how did it go? You passed, right?

Yup, I sure did! I can keep my workshop!

Whoa, hey! Why are you crying!?

I'm sorry... I just feel so relieved...

Geez, come on, stop acting like a little kid... Here, wipe your tears with this. We should celebrate. C'mon, put a smile on!'re right. Okay, I'm fine now.

Iksel time. Video goes until Rorona says "I'll see you later, then."

Hey, what's going on?

I finished all the assignments from the castle, and they said I can keep the workshop!

Nice! I knew you would do it.

Hehe, thanks. look really busy. Sorry to bother you.

Oh, no, don't worry about it. You're too busy as it is.

Come on, don't turn me down. It might take a while, but I'll try to hurry.

Okay... Thanks! I'll see you later, then.

Sterk's up. Video goes until Sterk says "You got it."

You're still here?

I wanted to thank you again. Thank you for all of your help over the past three years.

From me...? Like what?

Oops, I'm sorry to have bothered you at work. I'll see you later, then.

You got it.

Showtime for Lionela. Video goes until Rorona says "I'll be back."

Hey, Liona. I was just looking for you.

Same here. How did the...?

That's right. What if it's bad news? That would be really awkward.

What? Oh no, um... Then what should I do...?


Uh huh.

Like, for really reals?

I'm serious!

...I know I made you worry a lot... I'm sorry.

Oh no! Don't cry!


...Sorry to ruin this wonderful moment, but what's the plan now? Should we celebrate?

Umm, I haven't really thought about it yet, but I should go talk to Master first.

You haven't seen her, yet? Do you have any respect for you master?


Hey, go easy on her Horoholo. Rorona, you should go. We can wait.

Okay, thanks. I'll be back.

Tantris' last song. Video goes until the screenshot of Tantris telling Rorona they'll talk more another time.

Hey, you've got a big smile on your face. Does that mean...?

Thank you so much! Oh, but...'ll be time for us to say goodbye soon.


Plus, it's not like I"m leaving right this second.

...Do you promise? You won't disappear on me, will you?

I promise. Do I look like a liar?

Oh, no, I didn't mean it like that...

I'll come to let you know as soon as I know when I have to go. So keep that smile on!


Have you told everyone else?

Not yet...

I see... I shouldn't keep you then.

Ryan and Laura get to be responsible parents. Video goes until the screenshot of Rorona saying she'll be back.

...Huh, where are they? Aww...

Mom? And Dad! Where were you guys!?

Well, we went on a trip...

You couldn't just stay home today!?

What's the matter with you?

Did we get the dates wrong?

What...? So you did remember?

Of course we did. It's our daughter's big day. How could we forget?

Oh... I'm sorry...

So? How did it go?

Hehe... I passed!

You did!? I'm so glad... I mean, I knew you could do it!

Thank you!

We should celebrate tonight. Just the three of us!

You're right. I better cook something tasty. Can you help me, Rorona?

Okay! Oh, actually, can you wait? I have to go tell Master first.

You haven't told her yet? Oh, Rorona... Just hurry!

I thought it was kinda amusing you get this short little scene if you re-enter immidiately after that scene. Moving on...

Cole seeing us off. Video goes until Rorona says "Thanks, Cole."


There you are. I've been looking for ya.

Oh, you were? Did you want something?

Ohh... You do care about me...hehe.

Stop smiling. You're creepin' me out. So, how'd it go?

I passed! I get to keep my workshop!

...Is that all you were worried about?

What else is there to worry about?

Hmph, fine.

Are you talking to yourself?

Really? Yay!

But make sure to buy a lot, so I can still make some profit.

Alright... Thanks, Cole.

And how could we forget Pamela? Video goes until Pamela says "I'm not done talking to you!"


Hahaha! Gotcha! I haven't seen that face in a while.

Y-you scared me... Don't do that!

Hehehe, I knew you were coming, so I was hiding here all morning.

Hmph...then I'm not gonna tell you anything!

Aww, that's not fair!

Really? Yay! Way to go, Rorona! And it's all thanks to my help, right?

Yeah, you really...

Huh? When did you help me?

I can't believe you don't remember! I helped you when...



Yeah, right... Let's just keep it at that. Anyway, I should go tell everyone else. See you later, Pamela!

Hey! I'm not done talking to you!

Next up is the big guy. Video goes until Rorona says "Alright, I'll look forward to it."

Huh? Oh, hey there. Umm, well, welcome...

What's wrong? You look nervous.

Really? I don't think that's accurate...

You're talking weird, too... What's going on?

Urgh, I can't even ask!

But you can ask me anything! Besides, that's why I'm here...

Don't worry! You're a tough girl!

It's gonna be okay... I know some nice people in...


O-oh...sure, of course! Haha, I never doubted you!

...Yeah right. Sounds to me like you had given up hope...'re not even married!

It's mind over matter! Hahaha! Dammit, I'm screwing this up. Look, I'm sorry, alright?

...I'm not mad. I know you were just worried about me.

There's that smile! Good. I didn't wanna see you all upset on this momentous occasion.

I'm sorry, Rorona. I'll make you some special armor to make up for it. Okay?

Armor, huh...? Alright, I'll look forward to it.

Second to last is Tiffani. Video goes until Rorona says "I hope that wasn't a promise..."

I passed! I can keep my workshop!

I'm sorry for all the trouble.

No, don't be. Congratulations, Rorona. Really!

Whoa! Wait! Shouldn't you stay away from alcohol?

Oh? And why is that?

Well, umm...don't you remember? You forget things when you get drunk! And I really don't want you to forget anything about today...

Hmm, you're right. I won't drink if you don't want me to.

Hehe... Good...

I hope that wasn't a promise...

Well, Tiffani sure seems happy about all this. But now, the penultimate scene for the final normal update for this game. Video goes until the screenshot of Rorona saying goodbye to Esty.

Th-thank you... So you heard already.

Hmhm. I couldn't wait to hear your results... So I asked the members last night.

But...congratulations. I'm sure we'll have many chances to work together from now on.

I'm looking forward to that!

I'm sure you're gonna be busy today. We'll talk about it more the next time you come here for work or something.

With one press of the X button, the game comes to an end.

And, it is done. It is time for the end to begin. Video goes until the screenshot of Hom smiling.

I did it! I passed! We can keep the workshop!

That's nice. I knew you wouldn't fail.

...You don't look all that excited. I worked so hard for such a long time...

...Hehe, thank you.

Oh, thanks.

What's ready?

Now...? I thought we were gonna celebrate together... How long will you be gone?

What do you mean...? Wait, what are you saying? When did you...? I don't understand!

I've been planning this for a while. I wanted leave earlier, but...

Another error I just noticed. Consequence and all that...

So this isn't a joke...? But...but why?

Exactly. You worked for it, but not for me. This is your workshop. There's no reason for me to stay.

That's not true! You're my master, so this workshop's...

I'm sorry. I've never been good at explaining things...

...Remember, when I told you about my master?

What does your master have to do with any of this?

Just listen.


My master was exiled from this town.

That's horrible...

Only a handful of people came to visit her as she was lying on her deathbed... So after my master passed away...I refused to do any jobs for the townspeople.


I know that's not a good reason, and I won't deny that I may have been acting irrational... But I...

No, that's not the reason... *sigh* I don't know to put this, but...

Just say it already! I can handle the truth!

Hrmm... Well... I'm thinking of going back to my roots and doing alchemy for the people... I only came to this decision after watching you work so hard.


You don't have to say anything; I already know!

N-no! I just didn't expect...this. Besides, you don't have to go to a whole other just to do that. You can do it right here...with me!

It's harder to start from negative fifty than it is to start from zero. It'll be too hard to change the image that people already have of me. Plus... I don't wanna ruin everything that you've created here.


...Do you promise?

I do. And I'll miss you, too. You know, you do have a tendency to slack off whenever I'm not around.

...Look who's talking!

Well...I'm going now.


Hom, take good care of Rorona for me.

Bye-bye, Rorona.

Bye, and, um... See you later...?

...She's gone.

Yes, she is.

I bet she's gonna be a popular alchemist in no time.

I agree. Grand Master is a true genius.

I disagree. I think you are a great master, too.

...Thanks, Homhom. Alright, I better work really hard! Otherwise, Master's gonna take all of my business!

So...that's it for the main game. You can stick around for the credits, or you can go right ahead to the endings whenever I get around to posting them. Ah, what the hell. You might as well watch them.

As for me, I don't think you all realize how many times I'll have to go through the credits in the next few days to get all the endings in. By my count...42 times. You'll see how I get that astronomical number when I do the Pie Ending.

End credits for Atelier Rorona.

Music: Mysterious Recipe

See you on the other side, goons and goonettes...

Main Cast artwork

Mysterious Recipe
Like the older Atelier series, it's a happy-sounding ending song. A while ago, I was asked to make an ending song that will make the listeners want to play the game again when they hear it. It would be awesome if a song could actually do that...

Nearby Forest
Ortoga Ruins
National Mines
Traveler's Way
The Catacombs
Nabel Lake
Lost City
Ster Highlands
Dark Woods
Night's Domain

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