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

Step into a fantasy world full of magic and mystery in The Arcana: A Mystic Romance, a visual novel and dating sim from Nix Hydra Games. Players assume the role of a sorcerer’s apprentice, who finds themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

Beyond trying to uncover the secrets of this new world, you can also pursue a romantic relationship with one of the game’s six love interests. One of them is Portia Devorak, the head servant of Vesuvia’s Countess Nadia and brother to the recently condemned Count Julian. Portia is friendly and talkative, easily gaining the trust of anyone she talks to. Will this bubbly maid catch your eye (and your heart)?

If you’ve fallen for this energetic and bubbly maid, then here’s an answer guide on how to achieve her Upright or Reversed End in the game.

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

VI – The Lovers

Late Night Rendezvous

Choice 1

  • “It’s the middle of the night…” (Upright End.)
  • “Did something happen?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • “I knew it.” (Upright End.)
  • “Why are you telling ME this?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “What are you planning?” (Upright End.)
  • “Did Julian tell you anything useful?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • “What happens if he is really guilty?” (Reversed End.)
  • “I’ll help you clear his name.” (Upright End.)

Choice 5

  • “I already agreed to help…” (Reversed End.) (proceed to Choice 6)
  • Flirt back. (Upright End.)

Choice 6

  • “I, um…”
  • Flirt back.

Choice 7

  • “It is haunted.”

Choice 8

  • Climb down with Portia. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • “Let’s just use the door.”

Paid Choice 8.1

  • Jump!
  • Maybe if I climb down slowly…

Choice 9

  • “That’s not… my room, is it?” (Upright End.)
  • “Maybe she just dropped it.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • Play along. 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 10.1)
  • “Let’s just talk to them.”

Paid Choice 10.1

  • Kiss her cheek.
  • Tickle fight!

Choice 11

  • “You open it.” (proceed to Choice 12)
  • “I’m ready for anything.”

Choice 12

  • “…A little.”
  • “What? No!”

Choice 13

  • “That’s…”

VII – The Chariot

Out in the Open

Choice 1

  • “What do you think we should do?”
  • “We could try to get rid of him.”

Choice 2

  • “We can trust her.” (Upright End.)
  • “We won’t tell her everything.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “Why do you keep all these secrets?”
  • “Is there anything else?”

Choice 4

  • “Let’s have breakfast in bed.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “Let’s take it to-go.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “I’ll carry them with you.”
  • “Thank you for trusting me.”

Choice 5

  • “I felt a presence.”

Choice 6

  • “A phantom in the darkness…”
  • “Portia did more than just see him.”

Choice 7

  • “Can we trust the Consul?”
  • “Maybe one of them was involved.”

Choice 8

  • “I’d love to.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • “Maybe later…”

Paid Choice 8.1

  • “When did you start working at the palace?”
  • “Are you from Vesuvia?”
  • “How long have you lived here?”

Paid Choice 8.2

  • “Who else knows about these?”
  • “How did you find all of this?”

Choice 9

  • “They might be hiding something.”
  • “They might be involved with the murder.”

VIII – Strength

An Insatiable Appetite

Choice 1

  • “He broke in.”
  • “Do you know where he is?

Choice 2

  • “He was also a goat.”
  • “I know it sounds unbelievable…”

Choice 3

  • “I can tell you.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 3.1)
  • “We can ask Mazelinka later.”

Paid Choice 3.1

  • “I learned everything from Asra.”
  • “I mostly learned on my own.”

Choice 4

  • “Third lunch?”
  • “Hello, Procurator.”

Choice 5

  • “Is this the part where she murders us?”
  • “This is… unexpected.”

Choice 6

  • Enter the secret room. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • “Are we allowed to?” (picking this option will cause the choice to appear again, just without this option)
  • We should stay put.

Paid Choice 6.1

  • Straighten Portia’s tiara.
  • Add more tiaras.

Paid Choice 6.2

  • “I’d take a kingdom for you, Your Highness.”
  • “You’re already beloved by your ‘subjects.'”

Choice 7

  • “Procurator Volta?”
  • Deploy the soup.

Choice 8

  • “Answer our questions first.”
  • “Here you go.” (proceed to Choice 10)

Choice 9

  • “Just a taste.”
  • “Here you go.”

Choice 10

  • “Why were you there?”
  • “Why didn’t you stop him?”

IX – The Hermit

An Open Book

Choice 1

  • “I’m not that great…” (Reversed End.)
  • “You’re pretty incredible yourself.” (Upright End.)

Choice 2

  • “Do that again.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “Not in the library!”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • “I’d read a book about you.” (proceed to Paid Choice 2.2A)
  • “You could always write one.” (proceed to Paid Choice 2.2B)

Paid Choice 2.2A

  • “Not if I steal yours first.”
  • “If I’m your Detective Robin…”

Paid Choice 2.2B

  • “You have a great imagination.”
  • “You’re exciting already.”

Choice 3

  • “I’ll do it.”
  • “Here, you try it.”

Choice 4

  • “I have a bad feeling about this.”
  • “We can do this.”

Choice 5

  • Take a peek.
  • Stay put.

Choice 6 (timed choice)

  • Hide behind the desk.
  • Hide next to the stage.

Choice 7 (timed choice)

  • Distract them.
  • Freeze!

Choice 8

  • “Maybe it was a ghost.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Something more is going on here…” (Upright End.)

Choice 9

  • Examine the sketches.
  • Examine the patient’s notes.
  • Examine the map.

Choice 10

  • Tell her. (Upright End.)
  • Keep quiet. (Reversed End.)

Choice 11

  • “Let’s ask him.” (Upright End.)
  • “He must have had a good reason.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 12

  • Hold Portia. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 12.1)
  • Make Portia a cup of tea.

Paid Choice 12.1

  • “Then, let’s talk about something else.”
  • “Do you want to talk about it?”

X – Wheel Of Fortune

The Truth is Out There

Choice 1

  • Nod. (Upright End.)
  • Shake my head. (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • Go with Portia. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “I should keep reading.”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • Kiss her.
  • Tease her.

Paid Choice 2.2

  • Better than OK.
  • Turn the tables.

Choice 3

  • Lucio himself.
  • It’s a long shot, but…

Choice 4

  • “I’d like Portia to help me.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “I’ll be fine on my own.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • You’re a natural.
  • You did it!

Paid Choice 4.2

  • Those crystals…
  • The statuettes…
  • These bottles…

Choice 5

  • “O restless spirit…”
  • “We seek an audience with Count Lucio…”

Choice 6

  • “We have some questions.” (Upright End.)
  • “Answer our questions. Now.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 7

  • “Deal?”
  • “Worm?”

Choice 8

  • “But he confessed.” (Reversed End.)
  • “Then how did you die?” (Upright End.)

XI – Justice

A Distant Mirror

Choice 1

  • “Portia, are you alright?” (Upright End.)
  • “That idiot!” (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • “As if you need to ask!”
  • “Me? Are you sure?”

Choice 3

  • “We’ve gotten to know each other *very* well.”
  • “About your defense…”
  • “I, um…”

Choice 4

  • Play along. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “I still need to study…”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • Pin her to the desk. (proceed to Paid Choice 4.2A)
  • Let Portia take the lead. (proceed to Paid Choice 4.2B)

Paid Choice 4.2A

  • Pull her hair.
  • Play with her hair.

Paid Choice 4.2B

  • Kiss her.
  • Wipe the ink off.

Choice 5

  • “But none of them saw Julian commit murder.”
  • “And if it wasn’t murder?”

Choice 6

  • “Objection!”

Choice 7

  • “Portia, wait…” (Reversed End.)
  • Let her speak. (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “It was the right thing to do.” (Upright End.)
  • “Maybe not.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 9

  • Take Portia somewhere quiet. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 9.1)
  • Let Mazelinka handle it.

Paid Choice 9.1

  • “We’ll find a way out of this.”
  • “It’s not your fault.”

XII – The Hanged Man

Political Maneuvers

Choice 1

  • “Is she really your aunt?”
  • “Wow…”

Choice 2

  • “I’m coming too!” (Upright End.)
  • “Me?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “What kind of stories?” 150 COINS
  • Stay quiet.

Choice 4

  • “But that’s just as corrupt!” (Upright End.)
  • “If you can’t beat them…” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • “You’re going to do fantastic!”
  • “I’m nervous…”

Choice 6

  • “I can do a reading for him.”

Choice 7

  • “I don’t know yet.”
  • “She’s amazing.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I’m not a fan.” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “Let’s have a sleepover, then.”. 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • “Try to get some rest.”

Paid Choice 8.1

  • “No…”
  • “Of course!”

Paid Choice 8.2

  • “Streaked in public.”
  • “Kissed a cute girl at a sleepover.”
  • “Stolen something.”

Paid Choice 8.3

  • “A pillow fight?”
  • Preemptive strike!

XIII – Death

A Bolt From The Blue

Choice 1

  • “Let’s find some shelter.” 125 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 1.1)
  • “Let’s run for it.”

Paid Choice 1.1

  • “Fly, probably.”
  • “You did it too, Portia.”

Choice 2

  • “We can figure this out.” (Upright End.)
  • “Everything will be fine.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 3

  • “I’m serious.”
  • Nudge her inside.

Choice 4

  • Bathe with Portia. 275 COINS  (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “I’ll just go change…”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • The star bath bomb.
  • The cat bubble bar.

Choice 5

  • “I think I’ll walk…”
  • “Here goes!”

XIV – Temperance

Finding Purpose

Choice 1

  • “What about the secret passages?” (Reversed End.)
  • Give her a thumbs up. (Upright End.)

Choice 2

  • Pet Pepi. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “Is she hungry?”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • “Does she like to play?”
  • “Does she like to cuddle?”

Choice 3

  • “Leave it to us!” (Upright End.)
  • “No rest for the wicked.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • “I… wow, I…”
  • “I might swoon.”
  • “You look incredible.”

Choice 5

  • “We can’t rule it out.” (Upright End.)
  • “I’m sure there’s an explanation.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 6

  • “It’s water under the bridge.”
  • “I’ll deal with this later.”

Choice 7

  • Make her laugh. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “We’ll figure this out.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “Pajamas.”
  • “My fanciest clothes.”
  • “Nothing.”

XV – The Devil

A Whole New World

Choice 1

  • “We should be careful.”
  • “It’s so beautiful…”

Choice 2

  • Explore the magic forest. 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 2.1)
  • “We’d better not.”

Paid Choice 2.1

  • Follow the running water. (proceed to Paid Choice 2.2A)
  • Check out the mushrooms. (proceed to Paid Choice 2.2B)

Paid Choice 2.2A

  • “Sure!”
  • “I don’t know the words…”
  • “I can’t sing.”

Paid Choice 2.2B

  • Chase her!

Choice 3

  • “Let me try some magic.” (Upright End.)
  • “Asra, can you break through?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • “We can handle this.” (Upright End.)
  • “Just focus on the goal.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • Question the birds. 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “Let’s keep moving.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • “Chandra, was it?”
  • “Killed? By what?”

Choice 6

  • “We don’t need protecting.” (Upright End.)
  • “Calm down!” (Reversed End.)

Choice 7 (timed choice)

  • Protect the children!
  • Attack the monster!

Choice 8

  • “You’re going to be okay.”
  • “Shh, don’t say anything.”
  • “No, no no nonono…”

XVI – The Tower

Upheaval

Choice 1

  • Hold her

Choice 2

  • “Is everyone okay?”
  • “Go team!”

Choice 3

  • “I’ll do it.”
  • “You’d better not be lying.”

Choice 4

  • “You’re pretty clearly not okay.”
  • “Let me help you.”

Choice 5

  • Follow Portia upstairs. 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • Wait downstairs.

Paid Choice 5.1

  • “How are you *really* feeling?”
  • “Now we’re both zombies.”

Paid Choice 5.2

  • “We’ll figure it out.”
  • “I won’t let you die.”

Paid Choice 5.3

  • “I’ll help.”
  • “It’s all yours.”

Paid Choice 5.4

  • “I’m making it up as I go.”
  • “Normalcy helps.”

Choice 6

  • “To save Vesuvia.” (Upright End.)
  • “To get revenge.” (Reversed End.)

XVII – The Star

History, in Poetry

Choice 1

  • “Technically?”
  • “Why didn’t Nadia know?”

Choice 2

  • “We don’t need him.”
  • “Scared?”

Choice 3

  • Blast the lock.
  • Look for a key.

Choice 4 (If you chose “Blast the lock.”)

  • Look for a key.

Choice 5

  • “Human upper half. Crab lower half.”
  • “Crab body. Human limbs.”
  • “Human body. Crab claws.”

Choice 6

  • “Sooo?” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • Wait it out.

Paid Choice 6.1

  • Hold her hand.
  • Untangle her hair.
  • Wipe away the dirt.

Paid Choice 6.2

  • “P-Portia!”
  • “You and me both!”

Choice 7

  • “One problem at a time.”
  • “We’ll do whatever it takes.”

Choice 8

  • “We’re running out of time.”
  • “We won’t let that happen!”

XVIII – The Moon

The Looking Glass

Choice 1

  • “This is incredible…”
  • “This could be dangerous.”

Choice 2

  • “Be careful!”
  • Investigate.

Choice 3

  • “A secret?”
  • “A memory?”

Choice 4

  • Chase the memory. 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • Let it go.

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “What else did you play?”
  • “What was Nevivon like?”

Choice 5

  • “You can’t do that!”
  • “That’s fair, I guess.”

Choice 6

  • “Alright. Let’s play.”
  • “I’m not playing your game.”

Choice 7

  • “That’s why you killed those people?”
  • “Would she want this?”

Choice 8

  • “That’s a low blow.”
  • Let Portia answer.

Choice 9

  • “There’s always a choice.”
  • “And we have to stop you.”

Choice 10

  • “You said…”
  • “I was pretty out of it but…”

XIX – The Sun

O Death

Choice 1

  • “And let you have all the fun?”
  • “I’ll be okay.”

Choice 2

  • “Who gave him a sword?”
  • “Is everyone okay?”

Choice 3

  • “Nice weather we’re having?”
  • “What do you want?”

Choice 4

  • “I don’t believe you.”
  • “I believe you.”

Choice 5

  • “I-I can do it myself!”
  • “My, what strong arms you have!”

Choice 6

  • “You’re incredible.”
  • “I love you.”

Choice 7

  • “If it involves kisses, I’m in.” 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “This is good.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “Faster, faster!”
  • “Slower, slower!”

Paid Choice 7.2

  • Kiss her.
  • Enjoy the view.

Choice 8

  • “As in the Death Arcana?”
  • “As in the psychopomp?”

Choice 9

  • “We should at least try.”
  • “It will never work.”

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 Prologue – All Answers And Right Choices

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