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Rutger is the mayor of Bluebell, and rivals Ina of Konohona Town in Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns.

At the beginning of the game, he and Ina argue about which town the player should live in when they are found on the mountain. He is a cheery, usually laid-back guy, except for when talking to Ina about which town is better. He is fiercely competitive at the cooking festivals although he and Ina get along better as time goes on. He lives in the upstairs part of Bluebell's Town Hall with his wife, Rose. He can be seen most days at the front desk of Bluebell's Town Hall.

In Year 2, Rutger will post a request on the Bluebell message board for a Master Rod. This will allow the player to catch larger and rarer fish.


Sunday, Tuesday through Saturday (Sunny, Snowy, or Rainy)
6:00 am to 5:00 pm Bluebell Town Hall
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm walking through Bluebell Town
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Bluebell Entrance (by the shipping bin)
9:30 pm to 10:00 pm walking through Bluebell Town
10:00 pm to midnight Bluebell Town Hall
Mondays (Sunny, Snowy, Rainy)

only AFTER the tunnel is completed

6:00 am to 12:30 pm Bluebell Town Hall
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm Blubell Town Entrance
6:00 pm to midnight Bluebell Town Hall
Mondays (Sunny, Snowy, Rainy)

only AFTER the tunnel is completed

6:00 am to 10:30 am Bluebell Town Hall
10:30 am to 1:30 pm walking through the tunnel to Konohana
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Konohana Town Hall
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm walking through the tunnel to Bluebell
7:00 pm to midnight Bluebell Town Hall
Every day (except Mondays) (Stormy or Rainy)
6:00 am to midnight Bluebell Town Hall


Gift Preferences
Special Okara
Liked Tea (All, except Honey Tea), Canned Teas (All), Flowers (All), Flower Bouquets (All), Cicadas, Fish Fossil, Legendary Treasure, Ancient Dragonfly, Ant Hill Cricket, Atlas Beetle, Crimson Dragonfly, Emma Field Cricket, Emperor Dragonfly, Emperor Firefly, Helena Morpho, Hercules Beetle, Kaempfer Cicada, Lanturn Firefly, Migratory Locust, Moustache Firefly, Oki Butterfly, Spotted Pond Frog, White Giant Beetle, White Morpho, Bonito, Dogfish Shark, Flounder, Large Fish (All), Tuna, Mackerel, Moray Eel, Ocean Sunfish, Small Blue Crab, Miso Eggplant, Roasted Eggplant, Sashimi, Fish Paste, Fried Tofu, Deep-Fried Tofu, Dashi Egg, Simmered Potato, Boiled Pumpkin, Ganmodoki, Boiled Daikon, Tuna Yukhoe, Marinated Fish, Farmer's Breakfast, Sushi, Grilled Fish, Fish Stew, Rice Porridge, Fried Rice, Mixed Rice, Mushroom Rice, Shimeji Rice, Tempura Bowl, Inari Sushi, Fried Udon, Cold Soba Noodles, Tempura Soba, Chestnut Rice, Natto Rice, Bamboo Shoot Rice, Milk Stew, Tekka Roll, Oshinko Roll, Cooked Rice, Bread
Neutral All other items not listed.
Disliked Animal Medicine, Animal Food/Treats (All), Smoothies/Juices (All), Curry (All), Wine (All), Pasta Dishes, Branch, Chicken Feed, Cocoa, Fish Bones, Lumber, Material Stone, Old Ball, Old Boot, Poison Mushroom, Scrap Metal, Snowball, Stone, Weed, Failed Dish, French Fries, Potato Pancake, Croquette, Cream Croquette, Cheese Croquette, Omelet, Omelet Rice, Cheese Fondue, Tomato Fondue, Pink Fondue, Raclette, Gratin, Pizza, Meuniere, Risotto, Doria, Stew, Pizzoccheri, Honey Tea
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