WMG / Rune Factory

Rune Factory

Neumann is Nicolas' biological father.
Sabrina can try all the handwaves about "We were only married a short time" and "before I had Nicolas" she wants. Ain't buying it. Also not buying Neumann being friendly with Nicolas just because he's Sabrina's son.

Rune Factory 2

You start Chapter 2 with 0 relationship points with your own mother because...
You remind her of the husband who ran out on her without a word seven years earlier. You can win her over, of course, in the usual way (bribery).

Rune Factory 3

Gaius is only laid back because he's missing an eye
Maybe I'm reading into it to deep, but he mentions that you can't be to impatient or hard with stone, and that his eye is proof of that. He used to have a personality more like Zaid's before he got that injury, and took a lesson from it and mellowed out.

Rune Factory 4

The Selfia Kingdom is without a prince/princess because...
The old princess ran away to Trampoli and became a librarian. Other than that she was once a princess, Selphy's backstory is woefully underdeveloped; it's not even expanded upon in the Official Memoirs. Why not mention it there? It's a plot point later on. The women in the royal family, of course, are all named for the kingdom. Or the kingdom is named for the women. Either way works.
The plot will heavily involve Ventuswill, the Dragon God of Wind.
Terrable (earth) was the Big Good of RF1 (with a false Fiersome being a Bait-and-Switch Boss-type). Fiersome (fire) was the Big Bad of 2. Aquaticus (water) was the Jerk Ass God of 3. RF4 will obviously feature a quest to find and/or restore the fourth Dragon God.
  • Confirmed; Ventuswill is in 4, but acts more like the mayor to the town, so she's accessible since the start. You have to prevent her assassination by one of the marriage candidates, not fighting her. You still can fight her later in game, though.

The de Saint Coquille fortune has its roots in the backstory of Rune Factory 4.
Before the first to become a Guardian actually underwent the process, a financial advisor by the name of Darwin de Saint Coquille on a 10% commission. He invested the small fund provided wisely, and by the time he passed, he had accumulated a pretty little fortune for himself and his family without even touching the core. Years turned into decades, and decades into centuries, and it has always been a de Saint Coquille quietly managing the Guardian's money. Of course, Darwin’s descendants flourished while the Guardian slept on.
  • If the Guardian were ever to remember the investment, the revelation of the fortune would doubtless come as a very severe, though probably not entirely unpleasant shock.