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

Play as a sorcerer’s apprentice in The Arcana: A Mystic Romance, a visual novel and dating sim from the creators and developers at Nix Hydra Games. Enter the enchanting kingdom of Vesuvia and investigate a murder mystery full of magical twists and turns along the way. And, if your heart so desires, fall in love with one of six available love interests.

One such prospect is Muriel, the oldest friend of your teacher, Asra. Brooding and mysterious, this tall, dark, and handsome man usually prefers solitude to crowds. But though he may have walls around his heart, will you be the one to knock them down?

If this mysterious yet gorgeous loner 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, Muriel’s story is a work in progress. New books are currently being added. This guide reflects the current status of Muriel’s story, as of December 2020.

VI – The Lovers

Strangers No More

Choice 1

  • Rush inside. (Reversed End.)
  • Sneak around the back. (Upright End.)

Choice 2

  • “I… I don’t speak wolf!” (Reversed End.)
  • “Do you need help?” (Upright End.)

Choice 3

  • “You’re hurt!” (Upright End.)
  • “Who are you?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4 (timed choice)

  • “Let me help you.” (Upright End.)
  • “We don’t have time for this!” (Reversed End)

Choice 5

  • “Um… I don’t know.”
  • “So we can be friends.” (Upright End.)
  • “So I know what to call you.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 6

  • “Let me help you, please.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • Let him do it alone.

Paid Choice 6.1

  • “Are you alright?”
  • “I’m not going to hurt you.”

Paid Choice 6.2

  • Say something.
  • Don’t say anything.

Choice 7

  • “Good. You’re too cute to forget.” (Upright End.)
  • “Thank you.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 8

  • “I want to know more about you.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • Say nothing.

Paid Choice 8.1

  • “What’s your favorite color?”
  • “What’s your favorite animal?”

Paid Choice 8.2

  • “Do you have any hobbies?”
  • “Do you have a favorite flower?”

Choice 9

  • “He killed Count Lucio.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I need to question him.” (Upright End.)

VII – The Chariot

Unexpected Arrival

Choice 1

  • “You two are friends?”
  • “How’d you two meet?”

Choice 2

  • “It wasn’t your fault.” (Reversed End.)
  • Pat his arm. (Upright End.)

Choice 3

  • “Nadia needs to know.” (Upright End.)
  • “I’ll do it alone” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • “I’m soft, too.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I’ll keep him safe!” (Upright End.)

Choice 5

  • “We could hold hands.” (Upright End.)
  • “We can avoid the crowds.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 6

  • “No.” (Upright End.)
  • Hand it over. (Reversed End.)

Choice 7

  • “Let’s go somewhere quiet.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “Let’s keep going.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “What is it?”
  • Stay quiet.

Paid Choice 7.2

  • “I wonder who that woman was.”
  • “Why didn’t you fight?”

Choice 8

  • “What’s wrong?” (Reversed End.)
  • “Do you want one?” (Upright End.)

Choice 9

  • “You looked cold.” (Upright End.)
  • “You deserve nice things.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “Let me prove it to you.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 10.1)
  • “Take my word for it.”

Paid Choice 10.1

  • “Where do you want to go?”
  • “You’ll see~”

Paid Choice 10.2

  • Take a bite.
  • “It’s yours.”

Paid Choice 10.3

  • “You’re important.”
  • “It’s my money.”

Choice 11

  • “How do you know?” (Upright End.)
  • “She’ll believe you.” (Reversed End.)

VIII – Strength

Hunters

Choice 1

  • Nudge his side.
  • “This is Muriel.”

Choice 2

  • “Are we sure it’s Lucio?”
  • “I think there’s more to this.”

Choice 3

  • “About Julian…”

Choice 4

  • “I’ll show you the way.”
  • “Will you be alright alone?”

Choice 5

  • “You can stay.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “Goodnight, Muriel.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • Take his hand.
  • “I’m gonna kick Lucio’s ass.”

Paid Choice 5.2

  • “You’re safe here.”

Choice 6

  • “Thank you.”
  • “Next time, come inside.”

Choice 7

  • “Let’s go explore.” 250 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “I’m still tired.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • Offer my hand.
  • “Where’d you come from?”

Paid Choice 7.2

  • “Where’d you learn that?”
  • “You did a good job.”

Choice 8

  • Stand by Muriel.
  • Sit on the ground with Inanna.

Choice 9

  • “We won’t let you down.” (Upright End.)
  • “Can’t Morga go alone?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “Are you scared?”
  • “Do you want to stay?”

Choice 11

  • “It’s your choice.” (Upright End.)
  • “I can’t do this alone.” (Reversed End.)

IX – The Hermit

An Open Book

Choice 1

  • “So do you.”
  • “I *am* tired.”

Choice 2

  • “You take the bed.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I’ll take the bed.”
  • “We can share.” (Upright End.)

Choice 3

  • “That’s neat.”
  • “You’re not sure?”

Choice 4

  • “I want you.” (Upright End.)
  • “Maybe they did.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • “Did you say something?” (Upright End.)
  • “Thank you for telling me.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 6

  • Comfort him. 175 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • Send Inanna.

Paid Choice 6.1

  • “But you didn’t.”
  • “I’m not scared of you.”

Paid Choice 6.2

  • “Only if you come with.”
  • “I’m not leaving you.”

Choice 7

  • “We shouldn’t split the party.”
  • “What happens if we find him?”

Choice 8

  • “Is something wrong?”
  • “We’re safe here.”

Choice 9

  • Follow Inanna! 225 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 9.1)
  • “We should keep moving.”

Paid Choice 9.1

  • “You’re so cute!”
  • “They’re so cute!”

Choice 10

  • “Just stay behind me.” (Upright End.)
  • “Let’s wait for backup.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 11 (timed choice)

  • Run at Lucio!
  • Attack Vulgora!

Choice 12 (timed choice)

  • “Look out!” (Upright End.)
  • “Help!” (Reversed End.)

X – Wheel Of Fortune

Fight or Flight

Choice 1

  • “No, I’m not.”
  • “I will be.”

Choice 2

  • “No.”
  • “Yes!”
  • “Maybe?”

Choice 3

  • “We can’t let Lucio win.”
  • “We’ll keep each other safe.”

Choice 4

  • “Your past doesn’t define you.” (Upright End.)
  • “You had no choice.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • “It’s a nice stick.” (Upright End.)
  • “I believe in you.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 6

  • “I’d love to come along.” 275 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • “Let’s split up.”

Paid Choice 6.1

  • “Not even a little.”
  • “I do, actually.” (proceed to Paid Choice 6.3)

Paid Choice 6.2

  • “I’m not soft!”
  • “Soft and proud of it.”

Paid Choice 6.3

  • “I’d love to learn.”
  • “I’d rather watch you.”

Paid Choice 6.4

  • “Good thing you were there.”
  • “Let’s try again.”

Choice 7

  • “Whoops~”
  • “I was just so impressed!”

Choice 8

  • “Do you remember anything about it?” (Upright End.)
  • “It’s beautiful.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 9

  • “Do you have any good memories?” 125 COINS
  • “Let’s keep moving.”

Choice 10

  • Call out to him.
  • Keep looking.

Choice 11

  • “I know.”
  • “I don’t want to hurt you either.”

Choice 12

  • Kiss him.

Choice 13

  • “Should I try again?”
  • “I’m sorry…” (causes choice to loop back without this option)

Choice 14

  • “I don’t mind waiting.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I’m not good at it, either.” (Upright End.)

XI – Justice

Ghosts of the Past

Choice 1

  • “We’re okay for now.”
  • “It’s been a disaster.”

Choice 2

  • “I’m missing them too!”
  • “How’d he lose them?”

Choice 3

  • “Are they all working together?”
  • “We can take them!”

Choice 4

  • “Yes, me and Muriel~” 125 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “Did I hear a noise? Better go!”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • “Tomorrow, hopefully.”
  • “Th-that’s a little fast!”

Choice 5

  • Ask her.
  • Better focus on training. (causes story to skip Choice 7)

Choice 6

  • “Is there no other way?”
  • “I’ll help you.”

Choice 7

  • “Should we go look for them?”
  • “Should we check here?”

Choice 8

  • “You knew his parents?!”
  • “Um, hi. I’m *name*.”

Choice 9

  • “Do you want to stay?” (Upright End.)
  • “Let’s hear what she has to say.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “We didn’t run either.” (Upright End.)
  • “To save you.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 11

  • Stay by his side. 275 COINS (unlocks memory; proceed to Paid Choice 11.1)
  • Give him some space.

Paid Choice 11.1

  • “It’s okay to cry.”
  • Hold him.

Paid Choice 11.2

  • “Then I’ll be there.”
  • “You say that like it’s bad.”

Choice 12 (timed choice)

  • “What’s coming?” (Reversed End.)
  • Hide! (Upright End.)

XII – The Hanged Man

A Light in the Dark

Choice 1 (timed choice)

  • Show yourselves. (Upright End.)
  • Stay hidden. (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • “We’re not replacements!”
  • “We’re way better than you.”

Choice 3

  • “Morga’s right. This is a waste.”
  • “What do you deserve?

Choice 4

  • “No, take me!” (Reversed End.)
  • “Muriel, don’t give up!” (Upright End.)

Choice 5

  • “We’ll get Lucio for this.”
  • “…Why?”

Choice 6

  • “You heard him.”
  • “We need some time.”

Choice 7

  • “Let’s check the tapestries.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “Whatever you make will be perfect.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “Then be proud of the Kokhuri.”
  • “We’ll make her proud.”

Choice 8

  • “Do you really mean that?” (Upright End.)
  • “Why *did* you leave?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 9

  • “Are you ok?” (Upright End.)
  • “Next time, wake me.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 10

  • “Do you want help?” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 10.1)
  • “I’ll go pack.”

Paid Choice 10.1

  • Talk to the chicken.
  • “Can we adopt them?”

Paid Choice 10.2

  • “Those are terrible names.”
  • “Those are adorable.”

XIII – Death

Consequences

Choice 1

  • “I can’t wait to take a nap.”
  • “What do we do after?”

Choice 2

  • “We still need to have a first date.”
  • “Asra misses you too.”

Choice 3

  • “What?!”
  • “…Oh. That explains things.”

Choice 4

  • “You?!” (Reversed End.)
  • “What’d you ask for?” (Upright End.)

Choice 5

  • “Come warm me up.” 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “I can keep myself warm.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • “Much better.”
  • “I’m still cold.”

Paid Choice 5.2

  • “It’s a date, then~”
  • “I’d like to see you in a suit.”

Choice 6

  • “It’s up to you, Muriel.” (Upright End.)
  • “Forgive her.”
  • “Don’t forgive her.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 7

  • “Let’s do it.” (Reversed End.)
  • “There has to be a better way.” (Upright End.)

Choice 8

  • “Come on. Let’s spar!” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 8.1)
  • “It’ll be ok.”

Paid Choice 8.1

  • Tackle him!
  • Kiss him!

Choice 9

  • “You made it too easy.”
  • Whistle!

Choice 10

  • “No! We’re fighting too!” (Upright End.)
  • Let her fight alone. (Reversed End.)

XIV – Temperance

Run

Choice 1 (timed choice)

  • “LET ME GO!” (Reversed End.)
  • Run. (Upright End.)

Choice 2

  • “I’m sorry too.”
  • Hug him.

Choice 3

  • “I’d love a bath.”
  • “Is it really necessary?”

Choice 4

  • “Do you want to share the bath?” 225 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “I’ll be okay.”

Paid Choice 1

  • “So tell me what you want.”
  • “Take your time.”

Paid Choice 2

  • “I can do that. Easy.”
  • “I want that too.”

Choice 5

  • “You can stay, if you want.”
  • “Will you be okay alone?”

Choice 6

  • “I believe in us.” (Upright End.)
  • “Trust me.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 7

  • “I…um…wow.”
  • “Because you’re hot.”

Choice 8

  • “We will be.”
  • “We’re fine.” (Upright End.)
  • “No, that sucked.”

Choice 9

  • “I could be.”
  • “Sounds like you’re deflecting.”

Choice 10

  • “Sounds like fun. I’m in!” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 10.1)
  • “I’m not in.”

Paid Choice 10.1

  • “Say what now?”
  • “Why didn’t you say so sooner?”

Choice 11

  • “Then we kick his ass.”
  • “So what’s the plan?”

XV – The Devil

The Dance Begins

Choice 1

  • “Snap out of it!”
  • “What *do* you want?”

Choice 2

  • “Ghosts, demons, necromancy… what next?”
  • “We’ll figure this thing out.”

Choice 3

  • Go to Natiqa and Julian.
  • Go to Nafizah and Asra.

Choice 4

  • “Me too.”
  • “Should I go?”

Choice 5

  • “May I have this dance?” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 5.1)
  • “We’d better go back in.”

Paid Choice 5.1

  • “Neither can I.”
  • “I’ll teach you.”

Choice 6

  • “Do you know where your coworkers are?”
  • “Any deals you want to tell us about?”

Choice 7

  • “Let’s find your favorites.” 200 COINS (proceed to Choice 7.1)
  • “We’ll take some for the road.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • “You’re breaking my heart!”
  • “I know, right?”

Choice 8

  • Call out to Muriel.

Choice 9

  • “You are not a monster. You’re Muriel.” (Reversed End.)
  • “That doesn’t change how I feel.” (Upright End.)

Choice 10

  • “Why would you want to?” (Upright End.)
  • “I don’t want to escape you.” (Reversed End.)

XVI – The Tower

He’s Back, Baby

Choice 1

  • “You heard him!” (Upright End.)
  • “No one wants you here.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 2 (timed choice)

  • “We need to fight!” (Reversed End.)
  • “We need to get out of here!” (Upright End.)

Choice 3

  • Pat him comfortingly.
  • “It could be fun!”

Choice 4

  • “Go on, Volta.” (Upright End.)
  • “She could be a spy.” (Reversed End.)

Choice 5

  • “But…why?”
  • “All his deals?”

Choice 6

  • “Come on. Let’s get some alone time.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • “Let’s go check in with Nadia.”

Paid Choice 6.1

  • “Aroo-roo.”
  • “Woof, woof, awoo.”

Choice 7

  • “You comfort me!”
  • “You should believe in yourself more.”

Choice 8

  • “People don’t have to be so scary.” (Reversed End.)
  • “I can do it for you, if you want.” (Upright End.)

Choice 9

  • Help him out.
  • “Yeah, let’s go.”

Choice 10

  • “Of course!”
  • “What do you mean, strike team?”

Choice 11

  • “Then let’s make the most of tonight.” 200 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 11.1)
  • “We won’t die.”

Paid Choice 11.1

  • “What about next week?”
  • “So do I, Muriel.”

Paid Choice 11.2

  • “I just want you.”

XVII – The Star

Vesuvia

Choice 1

  • “Should we help them?”
  • Keep my distance.

Choice 2

  • “I’m okay. I promise.”
  • Hug him back.

Choice 3

  • “Yup, all true.” (Upright End.)
  • “I mean… technically?” (Reversed End.)

Choice 4

  • “I might have an idea…”

Choice 5

  • “This time, we’re not alone.”
  • “Believe in me. We’ll win.”

Choice 6

  • Take a cup.
  • “No thanks.”

Choice 7

  • “Deal me in.” 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 7.1)
  • “I’ll sit this one out.”

Paid Choice 7.1

  • Snatch the card.
  • Play fair.

Paid Choice 7.2

  • “I’m happy, too.”
  • “You really think so?”

Choice 8

  • Cheer him up. 150 COINS
  • “It’s only for a little while.”

Choice 9

  • “I’m your boss.”
  • “Out of my way, loser!”

Choice 10

  • “Just checking in on things.”
  • “I don’t have to tell you anything.”

Choice 11

  • “Listen up, worms!” (Upright End.)
  • “Valdemar?”

Choice 12

  • “Let’s make a deal.”
  • Gloat just a little.

XVIII – The Moon

Reunion

Choice 1 (timed choice)

  • “Look out!” (Upright End.)
  • Jump in front. (Reversed End.)

Choice 2

  • Help them.
  • They’re on their own.

Choice 3

  • “Where are we going?”
  • “Who are you?”

Choice 4

  • “I’m not going in there.”
  • …Go in there.

Choice 5

  • Call out to Muriel.

Choice 6

  • “This isn’t you anymore!”
  • “Muriel, it’s me!”

Choice 7

  • “It’s okay. I’ll help.” 175 COINS
  • “We have to keep moving.”

Choice 8

  • “Are we dead?”
  • “Aren’t you dead?”

Choice 9

  • “…Why us?”
  • “We will.”

Choice 10

  • “We’d love to hear those stories.” 225 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 10.1)
  • “We’ll have to come back later.”

Paid Choice 10.1

  • “Let’s race!”
  • “Let’s try archery!”
  • “Let’s wrestle!”

XIX – The Sun

Hold the Line

Choice 1

  • “Uh oh.”
  • “It could be worse…”

Choice 2

  • “How much time do we have?”
  • “Do we have a chance?”

Choice 3

  • “I’m no soldier…”
  • “We’ll kick his ass.”

Choice 4

  • “Let’s see what they want.” 175 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 4.1)
  • “We should get ready for tomorrow.”

Paid Choice 4.1

  • Knock it back.
  • “No thanks, I like living.”

Choice 5

  • “I love you too.”
  • “One more time?”

Choice 6 (timed choice)

  • Go left. (encounter Inanna and Volta)
  • Go right. (encounter Asra and Julian)

Choice 7

  • “A break sounds nice.”
  • “I hope everyone’s okay…”
  • “I can do this all day.”

Choice 8

  • “So… still love me?”
  • Wait for him.

Choice 9

  • “I’ll help you with that.” 175 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 9.1)
  • Lay down beside him.

Paid Choice 9.1

  • “Not so fast, mister!”
  • Kiss him first.

Paid Choice 9.2

  • “I don’t mind either.”
  • “That means we can cuddle, right?”

XX – Judgement

The Games Begin

Choice 1

  • “I’ll go check on him.” 150 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 1.1)
  • “We’ll win.”

Paid Choice 1.1

  • “Share them with me.”
  • “I’m scared too.”

Choice 2

  • “This is a trap.”
  • “Why just us?”

Choice 3

  • “Having trouble?”
  • “Missed us?”

Choice 4

  • “Of course.”
  • “I don’t trust Lucio.”

Choice 5

  • “Yet.”
  • “Are you nervous?”

Choice 6

  • “Didn’t you have a surprise?” 250 COINS (proceed to Paid Choice 6.1)
  • “It’s getting late.”

Paid Choice 6.1

  • “You think he ships it?”
  • “We don’t have to.”

Paid Choice 6.2

  • Kiss him.
  • Push him in the water.

Choice 7

  • “We can do this.”
  • Take his hand.

Choice 8

  • “Let’s go, Appleberry.”
  • “Show them how it’s done, Paloma.”
  • “We’ll destroy him, Lysinger.”

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 Portia – All Answers For Upright And Reverse End

  • Guides
  • Dating Sim
  • visual novel

Abby Espiritu is a writer and video game fanatic. While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (double major) in American Studies and Modern Culture & Media at Brown University, she stumbled upon a Video Games Studies course where she got to read and write about her favorite RPG’s, visual novels, and everything in between for an entire semester. While she loved the class immensely, she wondered what the heck she would do with all the information she had learned. Luckily for her, she found something to do with it – make a living in video game journalism! In addition to her articles on The Gamer, Abby’s also written for publications like Gaming Top Tens, Gamers Decide, and Nerds & Scoundrels. Beyond her writing endeavors, Abby is also an onscreen and voiceover actress, as well as a casting production assistant based in New York City. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @missabbyespirit

Source: Read Full Article