Gust has posted new screenshots for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, introducing Lulua's mother Rorona and other characters, along with details on the Alchemy Riddle book.
Find the details below. All the images and character art can be seen in the gallery.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, is set to release for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in Spring 2019. In case you missed it, you can check out previously released screenshots reintroducing Piana.
Lulua’s mother, an alchemist with top-class skills in Arland. But as she learned alchemy with her own roundabout theory, it’s difficult for her to teach people. Due to her job, she moves around regions, and she tends to be not present at important times. Her passion for baking pies still has not withered, and even now she is putting much effort to create even more delicious, rare pies.
A mysterious juggler who looks aloof. He keeps speaking jokes and riddles, so he is considered to be suspicious by people around him. He really likes juggling – suitable of his job – that nobody can see through his juggling secrets. Kind to children and young people, he also has a keen interest in Lulua’s growth.
-Nicodemus “Nico” David Dieter
Occupation: (Former) Pirate
Though used to be known in all of Arland’s ports as a sailor named “Nico the Raging Wave Crosser”, his personal boat was destroyed by “a certain someone”, so right now he works as an adventurer taking on requests to collect repair costs. His personality is hearty and sketchy; at best he’s big-hearted, at worst he doesn’t think of things deeply.
Occupation: Bar Keeper
A woman who manages the Arahoro Bar in Arland. She used to be a shy person who feared strangers, but thanks to meeting Rorona and traveling around regions, her personality has grown up to become very sociable. She established the Arahoro Bar because she wants to create a place where people with any circumstances can spend their time peacefully.
One of the Chims – Homunculi that were created from alchemy – which has largely grown up due to a certain secret medicine. Currently on a journey together with Piana. Calls Piana as “Master” and Lulua as “Nano Master”. As Lulua is going to travel around Arland in a covered wagon atelier, Chimdragon will help on her journey by doing things like household chores and restocking tools.
The book that suddenly shows up at front of Lulua has keywords that can only be read by her. It seems like this book may be related to alchemists, and if Lulua can fully decipher it, she might be able to become a fine alchemist. However, as Lulua is still growing up, she is still unable to decipher the entire book, leaving some mysterious keywords unsolved.
Deciphering the Alchemy Riddle will not only progress the story; Lulua can also unlock new item recipes and skills, or even discover new harvesting locations as well. The player will be allowed to progress through the Alchemy Riddle in any order.
A page may contain multiple keywords that are marked in red. To confirm the keywords, you will need to do things like harvesting the correct items or performing specific actions during synthesis or battles.
As more keywords get confirmed, the Alchemy Riddle will get updated with more new information. After all of them have been known, you will be finally able to start deciphering the page, revealing its complete text and unlocking the reward.