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The Arcana: A Mystic Romance Lucio – All Answers For Upright And Reversed End

Play as a sorcerer’s apprentice in the enchanting visual novel The Arcana: A Mystic Romance. You’ll get to enter a world full of magic and intrigue…as well as try your hand at wooing one of six love interests.

One of them is Count Lucio, the former husband of Countess Nadia. Though he died prior to the events of the game, his ghost still haunts and roams Nadia’s palace. He’s selfish and incredibly full of himself; however, with a push in the right direction from someone who loves him, he might just give up his volatile ways.

If this icy, blonde count has caught your eye, then here’s an answer guide on how to achieve his Upright or Reversed End in the game.

*Please note that at the time of writing, Lucio’s story is a work in progress. New books are currently being added. This guide reflects the current status of Lucio’s story, as of December 2020. 

VI – The Lovers

Beyond the Veil

Choice 1

  • “Hello?” (Upright end.)
  • “Show yourself!” (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • “Who are you?”
  • “I know who you are.”

Choice 3

  • “Uh…”
  • “Everyone was scared.”

Choice 4

  • “I don’t think you’re scary.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “I just came to talk.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • Step back.
  • Move closer.

Choice 5

  • “Shush.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Be patient.” (Upright End.)

Choice 6

  • “Is this a trick?” (Reversed End.)
  • Follow him through. (Upright End.)

Choice 7

  • Pet the dogs. 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “No, thanks.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • Help him.
  • Tease him.

Paid Choice 7.2

  • “Uh… I’m good.”
  • “Sure, why not?”

Choice 8

  • “You know my name?”
  • “What are you talking about?”

Choice 9

  • “You poor thing.” (Reversed End.)
  • “How would you move on?” (Upright End.)

Choice 10

  • “That’s horrible!” (Reversed End.)
  • “She wouldn’t do that.” (Upright End.)

Choice 11

  • Say nothing.
  • “Stop that!”

VII – The Chariot

The White Forest

Choice 1

  • “Yes, you should have.”
  • “I’m fine.”
  • “Why *did* you leave?”

Choice 2

  • “Tell him yourself.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Fine, just a moment.” (Upright End.)

Choice 3

  • “I know what I’m doing.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I will.” (Upright End.)

Choice 4

  • “Did you just…”
  • “Kiss me again.”

Choice 5

  • “What are you waiting for?” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “Maybe later.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • Play along with him.
  • Play hard to get.

Choice 6

  • “I’m worried about Asra.” (Upright End.)
  • “I *am* talented.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 7

  • “It’s that way.” (Reversed End.)
  • “It might be dangerous.” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “Are you okay?” (Upright End?)
  • “What are you talking about?”

Choice 9

  • “Actually, I do.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 9.1)
  • “Let’s keep moving.”

Paid Choice 9.1

  • “You certainly were.”
  • “Was that a true story?”

VIII – Strength

Old Ghosts

Choice 1

  • “You were amazing!” (Reversed End.)
  • “You’re hurt, you fool!” (Upright End.)

Choice 2

  • “I’ll help you.” 225 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “I’ll keep watch.”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • “Oh. I’m into it.”
  • “I prefer a clean look.”

Choice 3 (timed choice)

  • Attack! (Upright End.)
  • Panic!
  • Run!

Choice 4

  • “What were those things?” (Upright End.)
  • “What do we do now?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • “Um…” (Upright End.)
  • “I loved your parties!” (Reversed End.)
  • “I don’t remember.” (Upright End.)

Choice 6

  • “Sure. I’ll come along.” 175 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • “I’ll stay here.”

Paid Choice 6.1

  • Eat more berries.
  • “No. I’m done.”

Choice 7 (timed choice)

  • “What did you say?”
  • “What’s bothering you?” (Upright End.)
  • Leave him be. (Reversed End.)

Choice 8

  • “Hearts?!” (Upright End.)
  • “Power?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 9

  • “It’s also *your* fault.” (Upright End.)
  • “Vlastomil is creepy.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “Not anymore.”
  • “Yes…?”

IX – The Hermit

Paths of Fate

Choice 1

  • “No.”
  • “Why should I?”

Choice 2 (timed choice)

  • Turn Left.
  • Turn Right.
  • Go Straight.

Choice 3

  • “Are you buttering me up?”
  • “On your side?”
  • “The *best* magician?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • “Anything?” 225 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “That’s not necessary.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “Beg me.”
  • “Get up and kiss me.”

Choice 5

  • Listen to Death. (Upright End.)
  • Listen to Lucio. (Reversed End.)

Choice 6

  • Snuggle Closer. 200 COINS
  • Fall Asleep.

Choice 7

  • “Why?”
  • “Don’t be afraid.”

Choice 8 (timed choice)

  • “Wait!” (Upright End.)
  • Run after him. (Reversed End.)

Choice 9 (timed choice)

  • Attack the Devil.
  • Defend Lucio.

X – Wheel Of Fortune

Rescue and Reckoning

Choice 1

  • “…Jaeger?”
  • Stay quiet.

Choice 2

  • “It’s a long story.”
  • “Lucio never mentioned you.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “Unfinished business?”
  • “I’ll come with you.”

Choice 4

  • “Actually, I would.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • Say nothing.

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “It’s cold?”
  • “No.”

Paid Choice 4.2

  • “He’s changed.”
  • “He hasn’t changed.”

Choice 5

  • “It’s not your fault.”
  • “Let’s keep moving.”
  • “I’m fine.”

Choice 6

  • “I’m here. It’s okay.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • Call for help.

Paid Choice 6.1

  • Kiss him.
  • Soothe him.

Choice 7

  • “What!?” (Reversed End.)
  • “Lucio, is this true?” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “Stop!”

Choice 9

  • “It’s a work in progress.” (Upright End.)
  • “Yes it’s true.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “That’s terrible.”
  • “Any escape plan?”

XI – Justice

A Distant Mirror

Choice 1

  • “Well, this is awkward.”

Choice 2

  • “What’s this about?” (Upright End.)
  • “Can this wait?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “Now we *are* alone.” (Reversed End.)
  • “What do we do now?” (Upright End.)

Choice 4

  • Play along. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “I’m not scared.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “Extremely dashing.”
  • “You don’t need to be a hero.”

Choice 5

  • “Who the hell are you?”
  • “This is impossible!”

Choice 6

  • Jump in. (Reversed End.)
  • “Okay. You can do it!” (Upright End.)

Choice 7

  • “You won.”
  • “It *is* messed up.” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “He fought his younger self.”
  • “No serious trouble.”

Choice 9 (timed choice)

  • “Lucio, stop!” (Upright End.)
  • Run after him. (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “Sure, spoil me.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 10.1)
  • “I’m good to go.”

Paid Choice 10.1

  • “Harder.”
  • “Softer.”
  • “This is perfect.”

XII – The Hanged Man

Vicious Cycles

Choice 1

  • “Lucio’s still a ghost.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Lucio, what’s wrong?” (Upright End.)

Choice 2

  • “You dealt with the Devil?” (Upright End.)
  • “You never mentioned this.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “Why?” (Upright End.)
  • “I might’ve guessed.”
  • “Was *everyone* in on this?!” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • Cheer him up. 175 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “Let’s go.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “A little.”
  • “Nope.”

Choice 5

  • “You’re doing fine.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Give them time.” (Upright End.)

Choice 6

  • “…what for?”
  • “Sure.”

Choice 7

  • Take Lucio for a walk. 225 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “Shh, this is a library.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • Help him with magic.
  • “You’re doing great!”

Paid Choice 7.2

  • “You’re a ghost.”
  • “You got yourself into this.”
  • Pull him out.

Choice 8

  • “Well, damn.”
  • “What does that mean?

Choice 9

  • “You’re more handsome than a portrait.” (Upright End.)
  • “We’ll get you another.” (Reversed End.)

XIII – Death

A Very Long Shadow

Choice 1

  • Calm Lucio down. (Upright End.)
  • Take charge. (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • “Thanks.”
  • “What’s wrong?”

Choice 3

  • Call for Lucio.
  • Keep silent.

Choice 4

  • “Back off, ghosts!” (Reversed End.)
  • “Lucio, it’s me.” (Upright End.)

Choice 5

  • “What?!”

Choice 6

  • “Don’t worry. I’m here.” (Reversed End.)
  • “They won’t just disappear.” (Upright End.)

Choice 7

  • Lift him up. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “Let’s get out of here.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “Not if you do it on purpose.”
  • “I’ll catch you.”

Choice 8

  • “You need some space?”
  • “Ghost got your tongue?”

Choice 9

  • “We should talk.”
  • “So apparently I died.”

Choice 10

  • “This is… a lot.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I forgive you.” (Upright End.)

Choice 11

  • Help him bake. 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 11.1)
  • “Let’s just have a snack.”

Paid Choice 11.1

  • “The sweeter, the better!”
  • “Let’s add some other flavors.”

XIV – Temperance

Night to Remember

Choice 1

  • “He’ll explain.”
  • “I can explain.”

Choice 2

  • “He can.”
  • “I’ll help him.”

Choice 3

  • “All right.”
  • “You worry too much.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I believe in him.” (Upright End.)

Choice 4

  • Get changed.
  • “Whoa, whoa, wait!”

Choice 5

  • “Let’s find out together.” 225 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “You look fine.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • “Stoic swordsman.”
  • “Master assassin.”
  • “Bounty hunter.”

Choice 6

  • Drink the champagne.
  • Toast without drinking.

Choice 7

  • “Seen anything suspicious? (Reversed End.)
  • “Seen anything interesting?” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “Let’s do this!” 175 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • “Sounds risky.”

Paid Choice 8.1

  • Rile up the crowd.
  • Help Lucio with magic.

Choice 9 (timed choice)

  • Distract Vulgora.
  • Hide Lucio.

Choice 10

  • “I’ll keep you safe.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I don’t know.” (Upright End.)

XV – The Devil

Out of the Frying Pan…

Choice 1 (timed choice)

  • “Volta!”
  • “Vlastomil!”

Choice 2

  • Indulge him. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “Focus, Lucio.”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • “Of course I’ll help.”
  • “You’ve got this.”
  • “Say please.”

Choice 3

  • “Priorities, Lucio.”
  • “What was the worst?”
  • “We’ll celebrate later.”

Choice 4

  • “She’s still your mother.” (Upright End.)
  • “She can handle Vulgora.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • “Let’s dance.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “Later.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • “I’m all right.”
  • “Not really.”

Choice 6

  • “Should we turn back?”
  • “Let’s keep moving.”

Choice 7

  • “Valdemar’s worse than I thought.” (Reversed End.)
  • “But *you* were the Count.” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • Fight back.

Choice 9

  • Struggle.
  • Say nothing.
  • “Why are you doing this?” (Upright End.)

Choice 10

  • “Shh. It’s okay.”
  • “I’m sorry too.”
  • “This isn’t over.”

XVI – The Tower

Into the Fire

Choice 1

  • “Free me.” (proceed to Choice 2.1)
  • “Free Lucio.” (proceed to Choice 2)

Choice 2

  • “Go, Lucio.”

Choice 3

  • “What *are* you?”
  • “What do you mean?”
  • “…”

Choice 2.1

  • “We’ll figure this out”
  • “…”
  • “It’s not your fault.”

Choice 3.1

  • “Who are you?”
  • “Can you help me?”

Choice 4

  • Kiss him. 125 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “You can put me down now.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “I needed that too.”
  • “Any time.”

Choice 5 (only appears if you previously chose “Free me.” in Choice 1)

  • “I was trying to save us both.”
  • “I’m so sorry.”

Choice 6

  • “It’ll be hard.”
  • “It’ll be fine.”

Choice 7

  • Bathe with Lucio. 275 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “We’ll take turns.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • Splash him back.
  • Feign offense.

Choice 8

  • “Eventually.”
  • “Nope.”

Choice 9

  • “Let’s follow.”
  • “Let’s just stay here…”
  • “What did you see?” (proceed to Choice 10)

Choice 10

  • “Let’s follow.”
  • “Let’s just stay here…”

XVII – The Star

Crossroads

Choice 1

  • “Waiting for what?”
  • “Sorry.”
  • “We? Who’s we?”

Choice 2

  • “It’s good to see you too.”
  • “How did you get here?”

Choice 3

  • “*Can* we fix it?”
  • “So… how do we fix it?”

Choice 4

  • Ask Scout. 150 COINS
  • “Probably not.”

Choice 5

  • “Find… a turtle.”
  • “Where *is* the World Turtle?”

Choice 6

  • “Yes.”
  • “No.”
  • “I don’t know.”

Choice 7

  • “We have no choice.” (Upright End.)
  • “It’s a lot for me too.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 8

  • “Let’s take a walk.” 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • “Let’s go back.”

Paid Choice 8.1

  • “Why do you say that?”
  • “Have you ever tried?”

Choice 9

  • “I need help.”
  • “I’ll see this through.”

XVIII – The Moon

Future Past

Choice 1

  • “Let’s not worry about it.”
  • “Something’s fishy.”

Choice 2

  • “I’m game!” 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “I’ll stick to magic.”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • “GRAAAARGH!”
  • “Um… grr?”

Paid Choice 2.2

  • Stand up.
  • Pull him down.

Choice 3

  • Help Lucio.
  • Stand back.

Choice 4

  • “…what did you say?”
  • “Shh, save your strength.”

Choice 5

  • Follow the dead.

Choice 6

  • “…Julian?”
  • “It’s a trick.”

Choice 7

  • Hug him. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “We should keep moving.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “I care about you.”
  • “I’m just… me.”

Choice 8

  • “Whatever’s necessary.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Whatever we can.” (Upright End.)

Choice 9

  • “I love you, too.”
  • “Um… time and place?”

XIX – The Sun

Weight of the World

Choice 1

  • “Hey, don’t jinx it.”
  • “Thanks, Lucio.”

Choice 2

  • “Get on with what?”
  • “What *are* you?”

Choice 3

  • Retreat.
  • Fight.

Choice 4

  • “What’s a hike of doom?” 125 COINS
  • “It’s all right.”

Choice 5

  • “Um… hi.”
  • “How did you know?”

Choice 6

  • “What future do you want?” 275 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • “Don’t worry about it now.”

Paid Choice 6.1

  • “It sounds wonderful.”
  • “It sounds like… a lot.”
  • “As long as we’re together.”

Choice 7

  • “You’ll pay for this!”
  • “You can’t stop us.”

The Arcana: A Mystic Romance is available now as a free-to-download game for iOS and Android devices.

NEXT: The Arcana: A Mystic Romance Nadia – All Answers For Upright And Reversed End

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