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* ElementalTiers:
** The absolute strongest item, [[NukeEm Tera Bomb]] is Fire-elemental.
** Regarding the characters, though, the two Wind-based party members, [[DorkKnight Sterk]] and [[CoolOldGuy Gio]], are regarded as the [[CharacterTiers strongest party members]].

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ElegantGothicLolita: Practically every main female character ''in the game'', with the possible exceptions of Astrid (who is rather too old to actually fall under the "lolita" banner) and Lionela (who is basically a street tramp).
* ElementalTiers:
The absolute strongest item, [[NukeEm Tera Bomb]] is Fire-elemental.
** Regarding the characters, though, the two Wind-based party members, [[DorkKnight Sterk]] and [[CoolOldGuy Gio]], are regarded as the [[CharacterTiers strongest party members]].
Fire-elemental.



* GorgeousPeriodDress:
** Based off UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. Not exactly accurate, but all the guys look dapper, and the girls are usually fantastically well-dressed.
** ElegantGothicLolita: Practically every main female character ''in the game'', with the possible exceptions of Astrid (who is rather too old to actually fall under the "lolita" banner) and Lionela (who is basically a street tramp).

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* GorgeousPeriodDress:
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GorgeousPeriodDress: Based off UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. Not exactly accurate, but all the guys look dapper, and the girls are usually fantastically well-dressed.
** ElegantGothicLolita: Practically every main female character ''in the game'', with the possible exceptions of Astrid (who is rather too old to actually fall under the "lolita" banner) and Lionela (who is basically a street tramp).
well-dressed.



* ShownTheirWork: That scene where Rorona [[{{Squick}} discovers to her horror]] what [[TooMuchInformation homunculi are supposed to be made from]]? The recipe is based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus a real-world alchemical text by Paracelsus]].

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* ShownTheirWork: That scene where Rorona [[{{Squick}} [[BrainBleach discovers to her horror]] what [[TooMuchInformation homunculi are supposed to be made from]]? The recipe is based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus a real-world alchemical text by Paracelsus]].

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: The seventh assignment takes place during the month of summer, and has you making Ice Bombs and Spring Cups to help people get through the summer heat. But since an assignment takes place over three months, it's already fall by the time of the evaluation. Sterk promises not to mess up like that again with your assignment tasks.


* PutOnABus: Some characters will be temporarily unavailable after their events.
** Tantris, Gio, and Lionela are getting this treatment in ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Totori|The Adventurer of Arland}}'', although it's justified and explained in one of Rorona's events there.
** [[spoiler:Well, [[TheBusCameBack Gio's back]] in Meruru. And Lionela appears as a quick cameo in Meruru's opening]]. But it costs Cordelia and Iksel...

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* PutOnABus: Some characters (such as Sterk) will be temporarily unavailable after their events.
** Tantris, Gio, and Lionela are getting this treatment in ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Totori|The Adventurer of Arland}}'', although it's justified and explained in one of Rorona's events there.
** [[spoiler:Well, [[TheBusCameBack Gio's back]] in Meruru. And Lionela appears as a quick cameo in Meruru's opening]]. But it costs Cordelia and Iksel...
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** Rorona's skirt is a little... short, and her dress is a bit generous in the chest, but she isn't in a catsuit or anything. Lionela's outfit ''prominently'' displays her ample chest and bares her stomach, although this is part of the ''point''; Lionela is a street performer and is basically a homeless tramp. She's dressed the way she is since that's practically all she could find, and she's not particularly proud of having to dress that way.
*** The [[http://maigo.jp/rorona.html early concepts]] for Rorona's design featured an outfit that was a good deal less "flattering" and somewhat more realistic for a young woman who often has to do some traveling and lab work - and the outfit was then continuously whittled down for sex appeal. They even took away her ''boots'', in the end, in favor of showing more leg. It is worth noting, especially in regard to Rorona's redesign, that her "stripperific" qualities are almost certainly made to appeal to the ''girls'' who might play the game. The whole outfit was made pink, the knee-high adventurer boots with knee guards were replaced with short, stylish boots with lacy, frilly socks, the plunging neckline is, again, on a lacy blouse with a small black ribbon and several cute accessories. Combined with her hobby of baking and generally passive personality, she's obviously not designed to appeal to customers as an ActionGirl.

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** Rorona's skirt is a little... short, and her dress is a bit generous in the chest, but she isn't in a catsuit or anything. Lionela's outfit ''prominently'' displays her ample chest and bares her stomach, although this is part of the ''point''; Lionela is a street performer and is basically a homeless tramp. She's dressed the way she is since that's practically all she could find, and she's not particularly proud of having to dress that way.
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way. The [[http://maigo.jp/rorona.html early concepts]] for Rorona's design featured an outfit that was a good deal less "flattering" and somewhat more realistic for a young woman who often has to do some traveling and lab work - and the outfit was then continuously whittled down for sex appeal. They even took away her ''boots'', in the end, in favor of showing more leg. It is worth noting, especially in regard to Rorona's redesign, that her "stripperific" qualities are almost certainly made to appeal to the ''girls'' who might play the game. The whole outfit was made pink, the knee-high adventurer boots with knee guards were replaced with short, stylish boots with lacy, frilly socks, the plunging neckline is, again, on a lacy blouse with a small black ribbon and several cute accessories. Combined with her hobby of baking and generally passive personality, she's obviously not designed to appeal to customers as an ActionGirl.



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Done hilariously when Rorona creates the Living Pie. For some reason, she is surprised when it proves unwilling to cooperate with her plan of eating it alive, and decides to [[FoodFight fight back]].

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: TurnedAgainstTheirMasters:
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Done hilariously when Rorona creates the Living Pie. For some reason, she is surprised when it proves unwilling to cooperate with her plan of eating it alive, and decides to [[FoodFight fight back]].


The game has three sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland series": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', and '''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheScionOfArland''''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.

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The game has three sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland series": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', and '''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheScionOfArland''''.''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheScionOfArland''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.


The game has three sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland series": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', and ''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheAlchemistOfArland4''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.

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The game has three sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland series": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', and ''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheAlchemistOfArland4''.'''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheScionOfArland''''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.


The game has two sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland Trilogy": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', and ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.

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The game has two three sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland Trilogy": series": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland'', and ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland''.''VideoGame/AtelierLuluaTheAlchemistOfArland4''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.


The game has two sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland Trilogy": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', and ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content.

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The game has two sequels, which (together with this game) make up the "Arland Trilogy": ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', and ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruruTheApprenticeOfArland''. A remake titled ''New Atelier Rorona'' (''Atelier Rorona Plus'' overseas) for UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita and the [=PS3=] features completely redone graphics and game system, new costumes for Rorona, and post-game content.
content. Another rerelease, ''Atelier Rorona DX'', was released on September 20, 2018 in Japan and December 4, 2018 in North America as part of the ''Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack'' for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}.


* ElementalTiers: The absolute strongest item, [[NukeEm Tera Bomb]] is Fire-elemental.

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* ElementalTiers: ElementalTiers:
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The absolute strongest item, [[NukeEm Tera Bomb]] is Fire-elemental.



* GorgeousPeriodDress: Based off UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. Not exactly accurate, but all the guys look dapper, and the girls are usually fantastically well-dressed.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: GorgeousPeriodDress:
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Based off UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. Not exactly accurate, but all the guys look dapper, and the girls are usually fantastically well-dressed.


* LowFantasy: The only "standard" element of low fantasy missing is the "grittiness". ''Atelier Rorona'' is as non-epic as a videogame can get, the setting is dominated completely by humanity ([[spoiler: in fact, a sidequest elaborates on how the traditional fairies of the Atelier universe feel incredibly threatened by Arland's technological advances]]), the "alchemy" is based on scientific principles, and the setting of the game is tightly confined to Arland City and its environs within no more than a week or two's march. This game brought the ''Atelier'' series back to its low fantasy roots in full.

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* LowFantasy: The only "standard" element of low fantasy missing is the "grittiness". ''Atelier Rorona'' is as non-epic as a videogame can get, the setting is dominated completely by humanity ([[spoiler: in fact, a sidequest elaborates on how the traditional fairies of the Atelier universe feel incredibly threatened by Arland's technological advances]]), humanity, the "alchemy" is based on scientific principles, and the setting of the game is tightly confined to Arland City and its environs within no more than a week or two's march. This game brought the ''Atelier'' series back to its low fantasy roots in full.


* NewTechnologyIsEvil: Applied to ''steam power'', hilariously enough. The advent of steam-powered devices is what sets off the game's central crisis of proving that the atelier is still worth keeping open. [[spoiler: Later on, there are hints that the technology left behind by the {{Precursors}} of the game may not be as benign as people assume it is.]]



* SchizoTech: A little bit, and justified by the backstory: the engineers of Arland have begun to comprehend the technology left behind in the ruins of [[{{Precursors}} an ancient civilization]] which dot the kingdom. This has generally led to the adoption of consistent steam technology at the start of the game, but there's still a few odd bits of high-technology that have been made to work in the city, such as the ''computerized bulletin board'' in the city square.

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* SchizoTech: A little bit, and justified by the backstory: the engineers of Arland have begun to comprehend the technology left behind in the ruins of [[{{Precursors}} an ancient civilization]] which dot the kingdom. This has generally led to the adoption of consistent steam technology at the start of the game, but there's still You can find a few odd bits of high-technology that have been made to work in the city, such as the ''computerized ''holographic bulletin board'' in the city square.



* {{Steampunk}}: Of the "not really actually punk" variety, since ''Atelier'' rarely ever gets dark and gritty. Arland City is quite well steam-powered as the game opens, however, and the '''clothing!''' Goodness gracious, [[GorgeousPeriodDress the clothing]]!


* UncannyValley: The character models are a bit... off in the first version of the game. They look significantly better in ''Plus'' and the 3DS remake.


''Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'' is the eleventh (or the sixteenth, depending on how you number them) game in Gust's well-known ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series and the first of the lot to sport 3D graphics. Like many Atelier games, it can be described as one-part {{JRPG}}, one-part TimeManagementGame and three-parts ItemCrafting with a dollop of {{Moe}} for flavour.

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''Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'' is the eleventh (or the sixteenth, depending on how you number them) game in Gust's well-known ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series and the first of the lot to sport 3D graphics. Like many Atelier ''Atelier'' games, it can be described as one-part {{JRPG}}, one-part TimeManagementGame and three-parts ItemCrafting with a dollop of {{Moe}} for flavour.



* RevisitingTheRoots: The game is intended to be this for the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series. After the more standard EasternRPG style of ''Atelier Iris'' and ''Mana Khemia'' games, ''Atelier Rorona'' returns to the simulation, alchemy-based gameplay of the first five games ([[NoExportForYou which are only available in Japan]]).

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* RevisitingTheRoots: The game is intended to be this for the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series. After the more standard EasternRPG style of ''Atelier Iris'' and ''Mana Khemia'' games, ''Atelier Rorona'' returns to the simulation, alchemy-based gameplay of the first five games ([[NoExportForYou which are only available in Japan]]).


''Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'' is the eleventh (or the sixteenth, depending on how you number them) game in Gust's well-known ''AtelierSeries'' and the first of the lot to sport 3D graphics. Like many Atelier games, it can be described as one-part {{JRPG}}, one-part TimeManagementGame and three-parts ItemCrafting with a dollop of {{Moe}} for flavour.

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''Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland'' is the eleventh (or the sixteenth, depending on how you number them) game in Gust's well-known ''AtelierSeries'' ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series and the first of the lot to sport 3D graphics. Like many Atelier games, it can be described as one-part {{JRPG}}, one-part TimeManagementGame and three-parts ItemCrafting with a dollop of {{Moe}} for flavour.


* GorgeousPeriodDress: Based off VictorianBritain. Not exactly accurate, but all the guys look dapper, and the girls are usually fantastically well-dressed.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Based off VictorianBritain.UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain. Not exactly accurate, but all the guys look dapper, and the girls are usually fantastically well-dressed.



* StreetUrchin: Lionela is a very rare ''female'' example of this trope. She starts the game out as a homeless street performer with only the (relatively ragged) clothes on her back and her puppets for company. [[spoiler: She may or may not also be quite desperately insane as the game opens, as the puppets seem to be fully animated and speak to her and other people, Lionela treats them as separate conscious entities and you might think they are magical or something... and then you realize they don't move or speak when she isn't around.]] It's all a little whitewashed compared to the real [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] examples, but it's still there prominently. The player can, of course, decide how much they wish to interact with Lionela and help her out of her situation.

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* StreetUrchin: Lionela is a very rare ''female'' example of this trope. She starts the game out as a homeless street performer with only the (relatively ragged) clothes on her back and her puppets for company. [[spoiler: She may or may not also be quite desperately insane as the game opens, as the puppets seem to be fully animated and speak to her and other people, Lionela treats them as separate conscious entities and you might think they are magical or something... and then you realize they don't move or speak when she isn't around.]] It's all a little whitewashed compared to the real [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain Victorian]] examples, but it's still there prominently. The player can, of course, decide how much they wish to interact with Lionela and help her out of her situation.



* VictorianBritain: Obviously not actually Britain, but the architecture, technology and costume design clearly riff off 19th-century British culture. The music also takes a ton of Celtic cues, and Ken Nakagawa even used several legitimate Celtic instruments in composing the music.
** Notable in that this is a first for an Atelier title; most of Rorona's predecessors could be best described, perhaps, as "[[TheRenaissance Renaissance]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy European Fantasy]]".
** Strangely enough, [[GratuitousGerman some of the names are (Pseudo-)German, though]] (the most noticeable being Cordelia ''von Feuerbach''). There are even some items with German names, like "Zettel" and "Eiche".

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* ContinuityNod: Or in this case, a CallForward. In Atelier Rorona Plus, a cutscene with Cordelia reveals just how the Adventurer's Guild from VideoGame/AtelierTotori was conceptualized [[spoiler: Rorona gave the idea to Cordelia]] and even indirectly mentions [[spoiler: Gisela Helmold, Totori and Ceci's mother,]] the troublemaking adventurer from the same game, even if that adventurer wasn't name-dropped.


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* NewGamePlus: Atelier Rorona Plus (New Atelier Rorona in JP) features new dungeons, items, skills, and new scenarios that weren't featured in the original game, the biggest of these scenarios being [[spoiler: Totori and Meruru time travelling to the present from the third game and meeting present Rorona to ask for her help in going back]] and Esty getting an ending of her own. Oh, and both Esty and Astrid are playable now!

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