Another farmer such as yourself, Mark comes to the island to learn new farming techniques. He stays at Carol's Inn on Sprout Island in the northwestern room. He stays around Verdure and Sprout Island, and frequently goes into the Cafe, Diner, and Chen's shop. Mark has done a lot of traveling and would like to find a place to finally settle down.
Mark is your average type of fellow.
Birthday: Winter 27
Unlocks: Have all of the main characters unlocked, such as the Witch Princess, Harvest Goddess, Nathan, Alisa, Witchkins, Shea, Wada, Lily, and Will. You do not need to have the Mineral Town characters unlocked. You need to unlock 15 islands (excluding Sunny Island). You also need the bridge to Link Island built (15,000 G) in order to "discover" Rice, Tree, and Greenhouse islands.
Just like in Island of Happiness, Mark doesn't like or dislike any item. You can give him any item and you will earn 300 points. It doesn't matter if you give crops, weeds, eggs, or a cooked dish.
Each day you can earn the 300 points, plus 100 points for just talking to him. Since it is 10,000 point for each heart level, it will take you approximately 25 days for each heart stage. You will earn extra points if you win festivals.
Purple Heart Event
» Verdure Island Diner
» Sunny day: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
» Rainy Friday-only: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
» Mark at a purple heart color or higher
Inside the Diner, Mark seems to be enjoying himself at one of the tables. As you walk in, he asks if you're there to eat too. Mark likes the diner because the food is great and there's so many different people to talk to.
» I prefer eating alone. = Negative answer.
Mark is sad to hear that you don't like to eat in busy places. He hopes that you don't stick around because of him.
» I'd love to join you! = Positive answer!
Oh wonderful! Food tastes better when eaten with friends. He's glad that you feel the same way.
Your Fullness bar will be refilled at the end of this event.
Blue Heart Event
» Chen's house
» Rainy day: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
» Not Fridays (Chen is closed on Fridays)
» Mark at a blue heart color or above
» You have seen "Lunch Together"
Mark is visiting with Chen, and comments on how interesting his house looked. Chen explains that he was trading in the east and saw a house that he really liked. He wanted to live in a house like that, and now he does. Mark figures that means that Chen's dream came true. His dream is to become a rancher, although he is still in training. Chen thinks Mark has a fantastic dream.
Chen notices the resident ranching expert has arrived, although you seem confused at his comment. Mark explains that he was just telling Chen about his dream of becoming a rancher.
» That's a great dream! = Positive answer!
You think so too? Chen confirms that Mark's dream is important, and everyone will be cheering for him. Mark thanks the two of you for your words of encouragement.
» That's hard work, not a dream! = Negative answer.
Mark knows the work will be really hard but that's what makes it worth doing. He is disappointed to hear your negative opinion from someone experienced in farming.
Leaving and Staying
Green Heart Event
» The Inn on Verdure Island
» Sunny day: 6:00 am to 9:00 am
» Rainy day: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
» Mark at a green heart color or higher
» You have seen "Dreams"
Inside the Inn, Mark asks if you're here to visit him. He has always moved from place to place so it is rare that he makes any friends. Sometimes Mark avoids people because he knows he'll eventually have to leave. This island is really nice, and he is glad to have met you.
» I want to leave one day. = Negative answer.
Mark doesn't understand why you would want to leave. You have a ranch, so what would happen to the animals and crops if you go away? Ranchers, such as yourself, have responsibilities.
» I hope you don't leave soon. = Positive answer!
Well he doesn't want to leave because he still has a lot to learn. He is a little embarrassed that you worry about him. Mark admits that he has been thinking about staying on the island for good. He hasn't made up his mind yet but hopes you keep coming to visit him.
Out with Mark
Yellow Heart Event
» Walk into your farm house
» Sunny day: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
» Not on Cloudy days
» Mark at a yellow heart color or higher
» You have seen "Leaving and Staying"
The weather is nice today, so Mark has come over to see if you would like to go outside with him.
» Sure! = Positive answer!
The two of you head to the Meadow Island. Usually Mark only comes to the meadow during festivals, but it's pretty when there's nothing going on too. Mark tells you how amazing he thinks you are. Running a ranch all by yourself is very respectable, even though it is hard work. He expected that you would be tired just from tending the animals and crops, but you still take the time to visit him.
You tell him you visit because he is fun to talk to. Mark gets embarrassed, but thanks you for your comment. He is glad that he came to the island and had the chance to meet you.
The event ends back at your farm house at 6:00 pm.
» No thanks. = Negative answer.
He guesses that you're busy, and so he leaves.