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Karina (カリン, Karin) is a bachelorette in Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon.

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Personality

Karina is indisputably the laziest girl in town. As the daughter of the general store’s owner, Hazel, she often gets scolded by her mother for falling asleep at the counter instead of serving customers, and she does everything at her own pace for the sake of her own convenience. She constantly procrastinates on work and chores. Due to her indolence, she genuinely lacks the energy to do much of anything and quickly gets fatigued. As such, she hates moving around anymore than she needs to and is always sighing or yawning.

She likes gems and jewelry because they’re pretty, and she finds how they shine and sparkle relaxing. Her reasons for disliking diamonds are just as simple—they remind her of the general store, and they're her mother's favorite gem. For the most part, Karina doesn’t try to think too hard about things, since that costs her more effort than necessary. It’s most likely her laziness in thinking which gives her an open mind: she’s generally accepting of what others might call ‘weird' or 'flaws’, proven by her friendships and her admiration of Evelyn’s eccentric fashion. At the same time, her laziness is why she has such an aversion to her mother’s bull-headedness and rigid outlook, despite Karina herself being just as stubborn.

All of that being said, she can prove to be surprisingly clever and is plenty capable if she feels like putting her mind to it. She actually seems to have somewhat of a knack for business and even finds efficient solutions to problems—even if said solutions aren’t always ideal and are more efficient for her than for anyone else. As Micah gets closer to her, however, she learns to enjoy more things in life and find the motivation to prioritize them over resting, and she becomes more thoughtful of the people around her.

Appearance

Karina has a warm, light skin tone and droopy, mint green eyes. Her long, wavy, silvery-blue hair is adorned by a blue kerchief with a white stripe bordering the front and lace-like fabric at the sides. A long, red scarf is wrapped around her neck. She wears a cropped, sleeveless jacket over her white tube top, and navy biker shorts under her blue miniskirt, which has an overskirt attached to it with chunky, brown buttons and a red sash around her waist. On her hands are a pair of fingerless gloves, and her mid-calf red socks and blue sandal boots are open-toed.

Story

In her childhood, Karina used to be a very active little girl who always thought about her mother. Hazel was always so busy with the store that she had little time to spend with Karina. To avoid bothering her, Karina chose to keep quiet and tried to stay away from the shop.

Now, Karina loathes having lofty expectations imposed on her, such as those of taking over the general store and confining herself to a life of endless labour. Because of that, she is all too eager to escape. Due to a fallacious notion that modern city folk have the freedom to play around all day and do whatever they please, most of her requests involve trying to move there, investigating urban trends with some questionable sources, and eventually trying to run away there herself. Thanks to Micah, however, she finally stops dreaming of fleeing to the city and grows to like living in the town.

When talked to on her shift in the grocery store while Sofia is there, their dialogue will change:

  • If Karina and Sofia's affections are low: Karina asks Sofia how she feels about Micah. Sofia will reply with a compliment that obviously means she dislikes him. Karina will find this boring anyway.
  • If Karina and Sofia's affections are high: Karina again asks Sofia how she feels about Micah. Sofia blushes and hesitates, leaving Karina amused that she has no idea what to say. Finally, Sofia stammers she "hates him", which means she likes him. Karina goes silent and blushes while saying "That's nothing exciting".

Requests

Karina: Bring me...
Karina: Come with me
Karina: I need to talk
Karina: Take me somewhere
Karina: I want a cold
Karina: Gather up!
Karina: Help me...
Karina: Let's talk
Karina: I have an errand
Karina: [Simple Request] Job help...
Karina: [Simple Request] Part-time work
Karina: [Simple Request] More part-time work...

Request 1: Bring me...

I need a delivery...

Unlock:1
Location: Bulletin Board
Objective: Pick up a Strange Pendant from Sofia and bring it to Karina.
Reward: 10G

Request 2: Come with me

There's somewhere I want to go...

Unlock:2
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Karina reveals her plans to go to the city, and she wants to know about the latest fashion trends there. To do that, she believes she needs to talk to Evelyn. Find Evelyn and escort her to Karina.
Reward: None

Request 3: I need to talk

I want you to tell me something.

Unlock:3
Location: Bulletin Board
Objective: Tell Karina about Privera Forest. If Micah tells her that Oranges or Grapes grow there, she'll ask him to bring her one. If he tells her that he likes to fish there, she'll ask him for a Masu Trout, and if he tells her that he likes to eat stuff off the ground, she'll request a Mushroom.
Reward: Depending on what Karina asks of Micah, the rewards are as follows:

Request 4: Take me somewhere

I'll give you more details when you come see me.

Unlock:4
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Escort Karina to Privera: The Eye. On the way, show her how to mine ore and give her an Apple.
Reward: 100G

Request 5: I want a cold

I really want something. Could you come see me?

Unlock:5
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Take Karina to Witch's Cauldron to find out how to catch a cold. Give Marian a Yellow Grass, Purple Grass, Grape, and Rice. Micah and Karina will both catch a cold.
Reward: Leek Seed x9 and Cold Medicine

Request 6: Gather up!

Emergency!

Unlock:6
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Karina wants to sell some unusual products at the store. Take her to the Diamond General Store to get permission from Hazel. Pick up a Spare Scrap Metal from Raven for Karina to sell. Next, promote the shop's new line by talking to the townspeople until Micah decides he's done enough. Return to the store during the shop's hours to see how Karina's venture turned out.
Reward: Greenifier x3

Request 7: Help me...

I give up. I need some help...

Unlock:7 | Completed Hazel's request (Town helper 2)
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Karina has been given an extensive list of tasks to do by her mother, and she asks Micah for his help in completing them. Take her to the following locations within 1 in-game hour:
Reward: Brand Glasses

Request 8: Let's talk

It just happened recently...

Unlock:8
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Upon arriving at the general store, Micah discovers that Hazel has closed the shop because Karina has run away from home, leaving behind only a letter. To find her and bring her back home, talk to Raven and Sofia, then go to Oddward Valley, let Karina stay at Micah's place for the night, and take the rest of the day off.
Reward: None

Request 9: I have an errand

Please come see me.

Unlock:9
Location: Mailbox
Objective: Go to Privera Forest with Karina to have an honest talk with one another.
Reward: None, or a step forward in Micah and Karina's relationship.

Relationships

Karina constantly bickers with her mother, Hazel. Any attempt at civil conversation with each other immediately breaks down into an argument: Hazel chides Karina for her bad sleeping habits and poor customer service, while Karina complains about what an uptight workaholic and overbearing mother Hazel can be. Karina doesn’t believe that her mother sincerely cares for her or would miss her if she left—though, to be fair, Hazel’s words and behaviour don’t really help to prove her wrong. Karina recalls feeling lonely as a young girl because her mother would have to look after the shop instead of her (though she realizes in hindsight that her mother had always been there for her whenever she was in trouble), and she feels guilty that Hazel blames herself for how Karina is no longer as energetic as she used to be. Neither is good at taking the initiative when it comes to giving affection, so they both struggle to be honest with each other and vehemently deny sharing any similarities. At the end of the day, both of them do love and care for each other—they’re just very bad at showing it.

Raven and Sofia are Karina’s best friends in the town, always hanging out together during festivals. They often mention her in conversations and vice-versa. Although Raven and Sofia disapprove of Karina’s abysmal work ethic, the trio accept each other’s individual eccentricities, seeing them not as flaws, but simply as part of who they are, and, on the whole, respect their personal boundaries. If she’s bored, Karina enjoys finding opportunities to tease them. She generally won’t pry much into their troubles and, more often than not, can’t actually be bothered to help them even when she is trying to help them. Nonetheless, she genuinely cares for their happiness, and both of them are special friends to her.

She gets along well with Evelyn, seeing her (mistakenly) as an inspirational representative of city life, and admires her unique fashion sense.

Gifts

Loved What? For me? I really love sparkly accessories like this! Thanks, Micah! (I'm so happy...!)
RF3Aquamarine Brooch.png Aquamarine Brooch, Amethyst Brooch, Emerald Brooch, Ruby Ring, Amethyst Ring, Emerald Ring, Platinum
Liked What? I can have this? Not to be shallow, but I like gems. The way light catches in them… I could sit and stare at them forever. (It's so relaxing.)
Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, Aquamarine, Sapphire, Silver, Gold
Neutral Oh, for me? Um...thanks. (A gem or accessory would've been nicer...)
Yellow Grass, Red Grass, Orange Grass, Black Grass, Antidote Herb, Medicinal Herb, Fruits, Vegetables, Fish, Cooked Food
Disliked

What, for me? Oh, um... thanks. (I like gems, but not diamonds...)

What, for me? Why? (Sofia's just about the only one who would like garbage like this.)
Ah... (I would've liked a gem instead.)

Failed, Trash, Weeds, Withered Grass, Rock, Branch, Scrap Metal, Diamond, Diamond Ring, Diamond Brooch
Hated


Battle

Techniques: Lock-On Lore
Uses Homing magics at the enemies with formidable magic stacks, but deals less damage.

Karina Battle.png LV HP ATK DEF MGC ATK MGC DEF STR VIT INT
3 106 0 0 0 0 10 13 17
Default None
Type Staff

Schedule

Karina wakes up at approximately 6:50AM. She can normally be found at the farm at around 5PM to collect the shipment.

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Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of the game, the nicknames she offers to call the protagonist after marriage are their name, You (あなた anata), Husband (旦那さま Danna-sama) and Dog (イヌ Inu).
  • Interestingly enough, Karina's clothes are predominantly blue and her eyes are green, while Hazel's clothes are predominantly green and her eyes are blue.

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