As you explore Square Enix’s enthralling RPG slash farm sim, you meet a whole host of intriguing Harvestella characters along the way, from the mysterious Aria to the kind-hearted Istina. There’s also the protagonist, who you can name Ella if you want to, considering there’s a surprising lack of Ellas to counter all the harvesting in this game.
The protagonist comes to this town and meets these people thanks to a classic Rune Factory premise, where the character falls down and gets rescued by the village doctor. But instead of getting patched up and moved along, you get to work! Isn’t that nice? I make a joke about it in my Rune Factory 5 review if you want to check that out. Or, if you’re just here for Harvestella characters, then get your friendship scythe at the ready and start harvesting some good vibes, buddy.
Okay, here we go then. Characters, aka friends, are on the way. If you’re more of an introverted farmsmith, check out our Harvestella release date, Harvestella jobs, and Harvestella crafting guides to do some personal study.
- Occupation: traveller
This is you! Yes, you, the person on the other side of my screen. You use your stick to control them, and also get to decide their gender and appearance. A strange event led you to collapse, and then the lovely village doctor patched you up and put you to work. What a sweety.
- Occupation: teacher
According to the Square Enix blog, “Istina is a teacher who lives together with the children at the town’s orphanage. She’s intellectual, quiet, and rarely displays her emotions openly.
“She enjoys reading about different places in the world and often reads aloud to the children. This is how she spends her days and she’s beloved by the townspeople. However, it’s said that she only arrived in Nemea a few years ago. Upon meeting the protagonist, she must confront the past that she’s kept hidden…”
- Occupation: scientist
Aria travelled to the past due to some kind of unexplained accident. She eventually starts to live in your home as she delves into the mysteries going on. Now you’re roomies! Lovely stuff.
- Occupation: Argus brigade
A young man who lives in a town near the spring Seaslight, he grew up in an orphanage and is now part of the Argus brigade. Apparently, he’s straightforward and honest, at least according to the Square Enix website, but that sounds like exactly what he wants us to think. Maybe he wrote that Square blog? Who knows…
- Occupation: missionary
A religious missionary of the Seaslight order – worshipers of the Seaslight – Shrika fights with blades made out of light. Apparently she “travels from place to place, resolving various incidents”, which is terribly vague. I’m sure that’s what the missionaries of old thought they were doing. Just “resolving various incidents”, instead of, y’know, giving people disease and doing a bit of colonialism.
And here you have it, all the Harvestella characters we know of so far. Aren’t they all lovely? We’ve got more lovely stuff too: Harvestella cooking and Harvestella romance – two things that could get saucy.