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Shallistera Argo

Voiced by: Kotori Koiwai (Japanese)

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Shallie", but later opts for "Stera".
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Shallistera becomes her village's chief in one of her endings.
  • Childhood Friends: With Kortes.
  • Country Mouse: Shallistera - and it is ruthlessly exploited by the Stellard natives.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She finds fluffy animals so endearing that she was willing to travel the Dusk Sea until she petted them all.
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  • Deuteragonist: If playing as Shallotte.
  • Extreme Door Mat: Kortes worries that Shallistera's innocence and politeness will lead to her becoming this. Given how quick she is to accept blame for the Sand Dragon's rampage and how she can be easily manipulated into feeling guilty, he has a point.
  • The Gift: It's noted one needs natural talent to use alchemy and brought up. In fact, those born in her village with the most alchemic talent are those considered successors to the chief.
  • Hime Cut: Shallistera sports this. Fitting, as she's the chief's daughter and considered to be possess a similar status to a princess.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A chime.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a head dress as opposed to the Nice Hat the heroines in the series typically wear.
  • Meaningful Name: She shares her last name with the ship used by the Greek mythological hero Jason. Fittingly, she's also the owner of a ship. Her first name, Shallistera, is shortened to "Stera", which in Japanese is pronounced the same as "Stella", which is Latin for "star", a possible reference to celestial navigation used by navigators.
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  • Naïve Newcomer: In regards to the city and the world in general.
  • Nice Girl: She's very kind and polite.
  • Proper Tights With Skirt: Her outfit.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It goes to her hips.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Sets out to find out the cause of the Dusk Sea in order to help her village.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Shallotte and Shallistera respectively.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Meat.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Due to carrying the heavy responsibilities of being the next in line for chief at a young age. That being said, she does have issues such as not being able to read a room or consider factors like timing. Asking to talk about your village's issues right after you've crashed into a harbor isn't really wise.


Shallotte Elminus

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese), Sarah Williams (English)


Childhood friend of Shallistera and son of Teo.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Possibly as an effect of spending time outdoors, as his father is fair skinned in comparison.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Kortes acts as this to Shallistera. She even calls him Kortes-niisama in the Japanese dub. We later learn that since their village members don't have last names and use the name of the village, they all consider one another family.
  • Bishōnen: He's a pretty boy.
  • Country Mouse: Kortes used to be one, until experience taught him to be less trusting.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His attacks are earth-based.
  • Facial Markings: Has tribal markings on his face.
  • Healing Hands: His Healing Palm skill.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Actually more like "cynic has a point". He is prickly and suspicious when dealing with the city officials, which seems counterproductive when he and his delegation are asking for help... but his attitude is proved totally justified. For example, he outright tells Raoul that he doesn't trust the Cooperative to keep its word, and sure enough, whenever Shallie has done enough work to reasonably expect assistance in return, Raoul keeps Moving the Goalposts.
  • Morph Weapon: His weapon, which changes from a staff to a spear to a mace depending on what he's doing. Shallie explains it that hes using the power of various talismans through his rod to unleash his attacks.
  • Stance System: He has Attack and Defense stances, which change his available skills.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Kortes Explosive Strike skill.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Shallistera.


A treasure hunter working for the Union. She's familiar with Kortes and the sister of Miruca.

  • Action Girl: All of the playable girls qualify, but Jurie deserves special mention as someone that fights monsters for a living.
  • Ambiguously Brown: In comparison to her fair skinned sister. This may be because her line of work requires her to be outdoors a lot. Nevertheless, her tan skin and orange hair make her look more like she could be related to Kortes rather than Miruca.
  • Bookworm: Is often seen reading in her events and is noted to be a talented writer.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Miruca, her actual sister, and Shallistera.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two daggers in combat.
  • Humble Goal: Her goal is to write a book that children like.
  • The Mentor:To Kortes when he was younger.
  • Parental Substitute: To Miruca, since their parents are gone.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Shaped like the infinity symbol.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Her Smoke Bomb skill functions more like this.
  • Treasure Hunter: She introduces herself as one.


An imbuer who studied in Central before returning to the city. Friend of Shallotte and sister of Jurie.



A treasure hunter working for the Union that feels grateful to Shallestera's village for helping him in the past. He joins her cause.


  • Establishing Character Moment: His first meeting with Shallistera involves him insulting them for only wanting to save their own village instead of the world, calling a conversation a waste of time, and hoping not to meet them again.
  • The Drifter: Still on his trip around the world.
  • Pet the Dog: Getting into contact with Ayesha in order to make medicine for Nady on behalf of the Shallie's.
  • Seeker Archetype: Remains as such from the first game, traveling around in search of knowledge and with little patience for others.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Still has that pipe, though Ayesha's managed to get him to start smoking healthy herbs now.


Kortes' father.


The owner of the Corporation that owns Stellard.

  • Pet the Dog: Goes out of his way to try to find a cure for Nady's illness. He also treats Shallotte well, giving her advice and inviting her to tea.
  • Tough Love: In comparison to the way he treats Shallotte, he's much harsher towards Shallistera, but Linca assures him that he's actually rooting for her.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Stellard. He'd do anything to keep it and its people safe.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His number one priority is ensuring that Stellard remains a prosperous town with plentiful water, and he is willing to do morally questionable things such as using Stera as bait for a Sand Dragon or refuse to turn off the Water Control Device that is draining the continent's water supply to attain this goal. This is due to the fact that prior to the foundation of Stellard, the area was a brutal wasteland where the strong trampled the weak to survive. Although he DOES reluctantly relent on the Water Control Device after explaining his position.


The son of Gerard

Raoul Pireit

Leader of the Cooperative.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Tries and fails to confess to Linca, largely because she's Oblivious to Love.
  • Broken Pedestal: Kortes used to admire him when he was a treasure hunter, but now sees him as being as bad as the politicians.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He'll do whatever he can to help the town, whether it be partnering with Central or taking advantage of other people's weaknesses and admits it.
    • That said, even he found having Shallistera used as bait against the Sand Dragon distasteful enough that he couldn't bring himself to lie on it.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: The Sand Ship crashing into the town was unavoidable considering the circumstances, but he still took the chance to get the princess working for their goal.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: He jumps on these, taking advantage of both Shallies when they need help.
  • Quest Giver: For the union.
  • The Scrooge: Shallie accuses him of being one. Considering that he pays her a mere 5 cole for cleaning trash and threatens to give someone else the job when she complains, she's not wrong.



Another one of the Linca sisters of the Dusk series (the seventh, in fact). Unlike the others, she doesn't fight and excels at paperwork.
  • Artificial Human: The truth of the Lincas' origins are revealed in this game: the Lincas were Controllers, artificial lifeforms created to control ancient underground facilities. At some point, they were found and brought back to the surface.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a hair clip.
  • Happily Adopted: Confirms that Gerard more or less adopted her by taking her in.
  • Meganekko: Sports a pair, unlike the others.


A collector and old friend of Homura.

  • Goth Girls Know Magic: Wears goth-like clothes, and used to be a witch, although she hasn't used her magic in a long time to the point where it began to disappear.
  • The Lost Lenore: She lost her lover, a sailor, centuries ago. That became the catalyst for why she abandoned her magic and became a collector.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She is quite happy with her job: looking for adventurers who died in the Dusk Sea, burying them, and bringing back their possessions.
  • Older Than They Look: She is actually a centuries-old witch.
  • Robbing the Dead: Technically, yes. She brings back with her the possessions of the dead.

Katla Larchica

A 18-year-old peddler who claims to be selling rare and interesting things. She serves as your ingredients supplier.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her new outfit in Atelier Shallie.
  • Embarrassing Rescue: How she views being saved by Rosemia when she was lost out in the Dusk Sea, considering she's a rival merchant.
  • Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: As in the last game, she plays this up by adding on she has brothers and sisters to take care of to guilt Shallie.
  • Nice Hat: Sports one from previous game.
  • She Is All Grown Up: In the previous game she was 12 and small, but the years have been kind to her.

Escha Malier

The main female protagonist of the previous game. She has been called in from Colseit to assist with the investigation of the Dusk.


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