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Maru is an NPC and one of the twelve marriage candidates who lives in Stardew Valley.

Maru grew 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?[1]

Family

Robin-Portrait 192px

Robin

(Mother)                      

Demetrius-Portrait 192px

Demetrius

(Father)                        

Sebastian-Portrait

Sebastian

(Maternal Half-Brother)

Gifts

Gifts
Love Like Neutral Dislike Hate
Battery Pack Battery Pack
Cauliflower Cauliflower
Diamond Diamond
Gold Bar small Gold Bar
x20px Miner's Treat
Pepper Poppers Pepper Poppers
Rhubarb Pie Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry Strawberry.
Amethyst small Amethyst
Apple Apple
Apricot Apricot
Aquamarine small Aquamarine
Artichoke Dip Artichoke Dip
Beer Beer
Blue Jazz small Blue Jazz
Cheese Cheese
Cherry Cherry
Chocolate Cake Chocolate Cake
Chowder Chowder
Cloth Cloth
Coffee Coffee
Cookie Cookie
Copper Bar small Copper Bar
Corn small Corn
Crocus Crocus
Duck Mayonnaise Duck Mayonnaise
Earth Crystal small Earth Crystal
Eggplant Eggplant
Emerald small Emerald
Fairy Rose Fairy Rose
Frozen Tear small Frozen Tear
Green Beans Green Bean
Ice Cream Ice Cream
Iron Bar small Iron Bar
Jade small Jade
Jelly Jelly (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Grape)
Juice Juice (Tomato)
Kale Kale
Mayonnaise small Mayonnaise
Oak Resin Oak Resin
Omelet Omelet
Pale Ale Pale Ale
Parsnip Parsnip
Pine Tar Pine Tar
Pomegranate Pomegranate
Potato Potato
Pumpkin small Pumpkin
Quartz Quartz
Ruby Ruby
Salad Salad
Sashimi Sashimi
Spaghetti Spaghetti
Summer Spangle Summer Spangle
Sunflower Sunflower
Sweet Pea Sweet Pea
Tomato Tomato
Topaz Topaz
Trout Soup
Tulip Tulip
Wine small Wine (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Orange, Strawberry).
All Milk Milk
x20px Baguette
Blueberry Blueberry
Cactus Fruit Cactus Fruit
Chanterelle Chanterelle
Clam Clam
Coconut Coconut
Coral Coral
Daffodil Daffodil
Dandelion Dandelion
Eggs (Chicken and Duck)
Fried Egg Fried Egg
Grape Grape
Hazelnut Hazelnut
Hops Hops
Hot Pepper Hot Pepper
Leek Leek
Melon Melon
Nautilus Shell Nautilus Shell
Purple Mushroom Purple Mushroom
Rainbow Shell Rainbow Shell
Spice Berry Spice Berry
Starfruit Starfruit
Wild Horseradish Wild Horseradish
Wild Plum Wild Plum.
Blackberry Blackberry
Cave Carrot Cave Carrot
Celestine Celestine
Cherry Bomb Cherry Bomb
Chub Chub
Clay Clay
Common Mushroom Common Mushroom
Crayfish Crayfish
Crystal Fruit Crystal Fruit
Fiber Fiber
Field Snack Field Snack
Frozen Geode Frozen Geode
Geode small Geode
Hardwood Hardwood
Herring Herring
Iridium Bar Iridium Bar
Iridium Ore Iridium Ore
Jamborite Jamborite
Lemon Stone Lemon Stone
Malachite Malachite
Maple Syrup Maple Syrup
Nekoite Nekoite
Orpiment Orpiment
Oyster Oyster
Refined Quartz Refined Quartz
Salmonberry Salmonberry
Sardine Sardine
Solar Essence Solar Essence
Spring Onion Spring Onion
Sunfish Sunfish
Thunder Egg Thunder Egg
Bat Wing Bat Wing
Copper Ore Copper Ore
x20px Dwarf Scroll III
Green Algae Green Algae
Holly Holly
x20px Joja Cola
Pickles Pickles (Corn, Tomato)
Poppy Poppy
Red Mushroom Red Mushroom
x20px Rusty Cog
x20px Rusty Spoon
x20px Rusty Spur
Sea Urchin Sea Urchin
Snail Snail
Snow Yam Snow Yam
Stone Stone
Truffle Truffle
x20px Wild Honey

Quotes

Love

"Is that...? Oh wow, (Name)! This is spectacular! 

Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Bar, Miner's Treat, Pepper Poppers, Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry.

Like

"This is a super gift! Thank you!"

Amethyst, Apple, Apricot, Aquamarine, Artichoke Dip, Beer, Blue Jazz, Cheese, Cherry, Chocolate Cake, Chowder, Cloth, Coffee, Cookie, Copper Bar, Corn, Crocus, Duck Mayonnaise, Earth Crystal, Eggplant, Emerald, Fairy Rose, Frozen Tear, Green Bean, Ice Cream, Iron Bar, Jade, Jelly (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberries, Grape), Juice(Tomato),Kale, Mayonnaise, Oak Resin, Omelet, Pale Ale, Parsnip, Pine Tar, Pomegranate, Potato, Pumpkin, Quartz, Ruby, Salad, Sashimi, Spaghetti, Summer Spangle, Sunflower, Sweet Pea, Tomato, Topaz, Trout Soup, Tulip, Wine (Blackberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Orange, Strawberry).

Neutral

"Thanks."

All Milk, Baguette, Blueberry, Cactus Fruit, Chanterelle, Clam, Coconut, Coral, Daffodil, Dandelion, Eggs (Chicken and Duck), Fried Egg, Grape, Hazelnut, Hops, Hot Pepper, Melon, Nautilus Shell, Purple Mushroom, Rainbow Shell, Spice Berry, Starfruit, Wild Horseradish, Wild Plum,Leek.

Dislike

"Oh... That's for me? I'll just put it over here..."

Blackberry, Cave Carrot, Celestine, Cherry Bomb, Chub, Clay, Common Mushroom, Crayfish, Crystal Fruit, Fiber, Field Snack, Frozen Geode, Geode, Hardwood, Herring, Iridium Bar, Iridium Ore, Jamborite, Lemon Stone, Malachite, Maple Syrup, Nekoite, Orpiment, Oyster, Refined Quartz, Salmonberry, Sardine, Solar Essence, Spring Onion, Sunfish,Thunder Egg,Shane.

Hate

"Yuck! You thought I would like this?"

Bat Wing, Copper Ore, Dwarf Scroll III, Green Algae, Holly, Joja Cola, Pickled(Corn, Tomato), Poppy, Red Mushroom, Rusty Cog, Rusty Spoon, Rusty Spur, Sea Urchin, Snail, Snow Yam, Stone, Truffle, Wild Honey

Heart Events

Two Hearts

(Known times:Saturday after 9PM, Sunday sometimes after 1PM, Wednesday after 10AM, Friday after 12PM, Monday before 12PM, other days/times are unknown)

As you walk into their house, you find Maru and Demetrius in their lab. Maru asks you to watch a beaker as she has to go do something. While you're watching the beaker, Demetrius starts talking to you about his special little girl Maru. Demetrius states that he doesn't want anything getting in the way of Maru's future "If you know what I mean." When Maru returns, Demetrius tells Maru that he was telling you about the tests.

"Right, (character name)?"

  • "(Say nothing)" +10 friendship points. Both Demetrius and Maru go back to their work.
  • "Actually, your dad was being weird." -100 friendship points. Maru will ask Demetrius what (character name) is talking about. Demetrius will tell the truth and apologize for his behaviour.

Cutscene video: https://youtu.be/SzhCffB01_g

Four Hearts

Harvey's Clinic Tuesday/Thursday After 8AM

Maru will be working on samples (which she seems to hate doing) As you walk in you surprise her and she drops her vial.. she asks what she should do:

  • "Just scoop it off the floor, he won't know the difference." -50 friendship points. She will argue that of course Harvey will be able to tell the difference. Harvey comes in after hearing the breaking glass, and Maru tells him it was an accident. He is thankful for her telling the truth, since she is a big help around the clinic. It ends with Harvey asking if the player is ok, since they're looking a little pale
  • "Tell Harvey it's my fault." -20 friendship points. She agrees and tells Harvey once he comes in from hearing glass break he is disappointed she blamed someone else and it ends Harvey saying it'll put them back in red for a month.
  • "Tell Harvey it was an accident." +50 friendship points. She agrees and tells Harvey once he comes in from hearing glass break he is thankful for her telling the truth since she is a big help around the clinic, in the end Harvey asks if the player is ok, since they're looking a bit pale.

Cutscene video: https://youtu.be/Rc8bRfqeRRY

Six Hearts

Mountain, 9pm - 11:40pm, sunny weather

Maru is looking through the telescope and is surprised to see you walking past. She offers you to look through the telescope and asks what you see. You have the option to say,"A cold, dark abyss" -30 friendship points, or "A beautiful planet" +30 friendship points. She mentions that she has something to tell you but thinks about it and changes her mind and decides to show you a binary star system instead. Your character feels as if Maru showed you something special.

Cutscene video: https://youtu.be/Kg70Px_lZl4

Eight Hearts

Her House. Maru will show you what it is she's been working on, and accidentally shock you in the process of testing it. You have the choice of responses which may affect her affection for you.

  • "It's okay, it doesn't even hurt." +30 friendship points.
  • "You'd better be. This hurts like crazy!" -50 friendship points.

Cutscene video: https://youtu.be/oRa5ksfInbg

Ten Hearts

Carpenter's Shop, 9am - 4pm, any weather

You go into her house and she says that her project is finished. Now she takes you into her workshop (trapdoor) to show you a robot she built to help her parents.

Demetris follows you and gets scared by the robot Maru activated. The robot wants his freedom so they let her go. Maru will ask you what you think which may affect her affection for you.

  • "I'm so impressed with your inventions." +50 friendship points.
  • "I'm disappointed... you should have made that robot your slave." -50 friendship points.
    • "MarILDA's just a piece of machinery designed to act human." +50 friendship points.
    • "I was just kidding. MarILDA deserves her freedom." +50 friendship points.
    • "I would've put her to work on the farm." -50 friendship points.
  • "So is your Dad okay with 'us' now?" no change in friendship points.
  • "(Just stare at Maru and say nothing)" no change in friendship points.

Cutscene video: https://youtu.be/8-9RsCqCGA4

Marriage

When you give Maru the Mermaid 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 version of her old room has been installed in your house attached to your bedroom.

Cutscene video: https://youtu.be/rmE3blqy_lQ

Daily Routine

|---Spring---|

Sunday

Time Place
8:30 PM Comes back home

Monday

Time Place
4:30 PM

On the bench below the saloon.

Tuesday

Time Place
8:00 AM Leaves her house and heads towards the clinic.
8:50 AM Enters the clinic.
4:40 PM Leaves the clinic to walk to home
6:10 PM Arrives home
10:10 PM Enters her bedroom

Wednesday

Time

Place
10:30 AM Leaves her room and stays inside the house
04:40 PM Goes to her bedroom

Thursday

Time

Place

9:40 AM Enters the clinic
4:40 PM Leaves the clinic to walk to house
6:10 PM Arrives home
10:10 PM Enters her bedroom

Friday

Time Place
3:00 PM Sitting on bench to the right of the Community Center.
6:00 PM Heads home.

Saturday

Time Place

3:20 PM

Sitting on bench to the right of the Community Center.
6:50 PM Arrives home
7:10 PM Enters bedroom

|---Summer---|

Sunday

Time Place
03:30 PM Arrives at bench south of Saloon
6:30 PM Leaves bench south of Saloon to home
8:00 PM Arrives home

Monday

Time Place
3:30 PM Arrives at bench near Saloon

Tuesday

Time Place
9:00 AM Working in the clinic
4:30 PM Leaves clinic to walk home
6:10 PM Arrives home

Wednesday

Time Place
11:00 AM Working in the clinic
3:00 PM Lake East of Her House Near Island Bridge
7:30 PM Telescope

Thursday

Time Place
6:10 PM Arrives home

Friday

Time Place
2:40 PM Lake East of Her House Near Island Bridge

Saturday

Time Place
9:00 AM Inside her house

Rainy Days

Time Place
12:30PM Leaves her room

Last Day of Summer (Sunday)

Time Place
10:00AM Leaves her room
01:40PM Leaves house

|---Fall---|

Sunday

Time Place
8:30PM back home

Monday

Time Place
1:20 PM (seen) Home (lab)
1:30 PM

Leaves home

3:30 PM Arrives at bench near Saloon
6:30 PM Leaves bench
8:30 PM Arrives home

Tuesday

Time Place
unknown unknown

Wednesday

Time

Place

10:20-2:00 PM

Home (lab)

2:00 PM Leaves home to go to area right of Community Center
2:30 PM

Arrives at stone bench right of Community Center

Thursday

Time

Place

unknown unknown

Friday

Time Place
9:00am-12:30am At home in her room
12:30am-2:30pm At home in the entry of the house
2:30pm-4:30pm At home in the lab
4:30pm-??? At home in her room

Saturday

Time

Place
All Day Home

|---Winter---|

Sunday

Time Place
8:10 PM Arrives Home

Monday

Time Place
4:00PM Sitting on the bench in front of the Saloon.

Tuesday

Time Place

9:20 AM

Goes into Harvey's clinic.

5:00 PM Leaves Clinic

Wednesday

Time

Place
3:30 PM Sitting next to the Comunity center.

Thursday

Time

Place

unknown unknown

Friday

Time Place
5:00 PM Bench by Community Center

Saturday

Time

Place
09:00 bedroom

Dialogue

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

"When it rains I have a good excuse to work on my gadgets all day."
"It must be kind of boring for you, though."
"Hey, have any interesting farm stories to tell me?" "Guess not."
"I get so sleepy when it's cold..."
"My hair gets so frizzy in this dry weather. *sigh*

Questions

"I've decided I'm going to build a robot someday."

- That should be very easy for you. Response: "Really? Are you sure you're not just trying to flatter me?"

- You should be more realistic. Response: "You don't think I could do it?"

- It sounds challenging. Response: "You're right, but I love a challenge!"

Festivals

Egg Festival

  • "I always look forward to these gatherings...it makes the valley feel like a real community."

Luau

  • "Whatever Linus is roasting smells awfully good..." *slurp*

Dance of the Moonlight Jellies

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

Festival of Ice

  • "I'm not very creative when it comes to snowmen."

Gallery

References

  1. http://stardewvalley.net/dev-update-12/
Villagers
Bachelors AlexElliottHarveySamSebastian
Bachelorettes AbigailHaleyLeahMaruPenny
Other BouncerCarolineClintDemetriusDwarfEmilyEvelynGeorgeGilGovernor
  GuntherGusJasJodiKentKrobusLewisLinusMarlonMarnie
  MorrisMr. QiPamPierreRasmodiusRobinSandyShaneVincentWilly

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