Friendly Thursday: Lukien



It's hard to really describe Lukien. He's the kind of person you just about remember seeing out of the corner of your eyes, but you can't really picture him. You might describe him as having some sort of tattoos, his eyes red…or was it blue? He's always moving about when you're buying potions. Mostly you're looking at the potions, Lukien isn't the kind to engage in idle chit chat.

He's not usually the sort to engage in anything, actually. Except, well, there is something that's likely to bring him to a panicked rage. If you can find the time to figure out what it is and unlock Lukien as a challenger, beware! He knows his chemistry, and he has quite the stock of potions guaranteed to have you wishing you'd forgotten him sooner.
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moonstarr

Just read the paragraph description on the new cash shop opponent, that eye. It seems to be referring to how Lukien is paranoid about being watched/people coming in every day. I am wondering about maybe putting the fifth win loot in my inventory from that eye and going in to stalk Lukien every day till he wants to fight.
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SpiritedLass

I give up along with everyone else - could staff please help with this.
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StarShadow

If it's been fixed has anyone found out how to unlock him yet?
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extremist

Has anyone got it yet?
I put so much into it before the glitch I don't know where to start again.
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Velociraptor

Quote by Amber:
Bug is finally better (yay!) and has pushed a fix to the Friendly Challenger this month! Unfortunately the days you've been visiting Grumpy Gus don't count, so go visit him a few more days and he should unlock <3
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thatshamefulhabit

Any progress on this? How are we supposed to know if someone has solved it if the unlock is glitched?
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FCoD

Aarrrgh matey, this be one hard puzzle to solve.
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extremist

Is there going to be an update on whether the issue which is causing Lucien not to unlock...is resolved.
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moonstarr

@StarShadow - all I know is it hasn't worked for me yet. Hopefully soon!
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StarShadow

Has anyone gotten him yet or is the unlock not working?
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Yucee

I have sympathy pains for everyone who has commented on this post rip all of you
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Book

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jensen

Quote by amber:
i've let Bug know that ... lukien might be having some issues :x
sounds like his unlock isn't working right atm p:
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SongSparra

Has anyone unlocked him yet????
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jKat

anyone still working on this?
I have tried lots of coffee items deleting drinking wearing donating.
Lots of wardrobe items.
Im just lost now?
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Frieda

no outside Food and Drinks are allowed in this shop
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Namira

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Djinni

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Watching Lukiens shop while empty
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Jeheace

...
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PrincessJudith

He has more a sneer to his look. Observe the raised upper lip.
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Amber

@judykm Not a clue! HE LOOKS GRUMPY, JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE.
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judykm

@Amber Grumpy Gus??? Is that an affectionate term for Lukien or another clue???

potion?
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edwin_kandani

something about memory game i will trying all
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Ryuu

Quote by @Jeheace:
What is that called, when you sing around some fancy glass or crystal and your voice resonates just right with the potion bottles and they all shatter???
I don't think that there's a special word for the act of doing it. Or, it might just be resonance? :d It's when the voice matches the natural frequency of the glass/resonates/it vibrates, and breaks. If there is a word, I can't find it. There might be!

On that note
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Jeheace

What is that called, when you sing around some fancy glass or crystal and your voice resonates just right with the potion bottles and they all shatter???
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Jeheace

What is that called, when you sing around some fancy glass or crystal and your voice resonates just right with the potion bottles and they all shatter???
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Kinky

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Kevin

I’d just poke him a few times every day, that’d bother me
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Ryuu

other ideas
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Amber

@gitto it won’t take you guys a full week to get it, but it does take a bit of time :)
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Julie

Nor having seven dwarves items in inventory and buying something did nothing.
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Julie

I tried the following:

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jensen

@gitto
Quote by amber:
@/METROID no, think more scootle like
[...]
This one wasn't actually made to take over a few days because we wanted to stump you, it actually fits in with the lore of the character. :blush:
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I have faith in you guys! Just keep visiting grumpy gus of a potion maker the next few days and trying different things :blush:
bolded the bits i think are the most important

it's definitely something you do over a few days, but it should be just a few days (i'm guessing less than a week) -- i was mostly joking when i said i'd be ok if we at least figured it out before his fear went live (in two weeks or so), and amber said "It shouldn't take you guys that long!"
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Laurey

It may not be multiple days in a row, but just doing the same thing repetitively until he gets annoyed enough to challenge us.

I'm not sure what the thing to be done is though.
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gitto

I'm less convinced it's something you have to wait for- why release a challenger and the loot if you can't unlock him straight away? Also I'm sure Amber said she didn't expect it to take a few days so I'm not sure it's about waiting days
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Skrett

@Toby I feel like you're on to something there! I am feeling less discouraged.
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jKat

maybe it cant unlock until 24 hours after his release whilst trying on stuff?
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Toby

Hm. Amber says "keep visiting" him "the next few days".

I think that itself might be a hint, especially combined with "if you can find the time" and "wishing you'd forgotten him sooner" from the news post. Maybe we need to do <whatever it is that annoys him> for several days in a row.

Or maybe it's something that plays out over several days? I was trying:

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... maybe there needs to be more time between something like that, enough for him to feel betrayed/misled or something.
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Skrett

@Amber Can we get an additional hint at some point? *puppy dog eyes*

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jKat

From Amber
I have faith in you guys! Just keep visiting grumpy gus of a potion maker the next few days and trying different things

any relevance Grumpy?
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thinking_kiwi

*sigh*
I give up, Lukien.
Looks like @Amber finally got a win.
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BlueRiver

nothing
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Raul

@Amber c'mon any tips i NEED that wearable
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gitto

Not sure if anyone has checked it out, but here's the post from when the magic box was closed and Lukien took over...

Ah, hello everyone. Greetings are as good a place to start as any, aren't they? But I'm far too busy to linger on them, so let's move right along.

A friend of mine--I'm sure you know him, he's that lad from the Magic Box, always has fairies fluttering about--has decided to up and move to the Vetan mountains. Something about being tired of the hustle and the bustle and wanting to own an adorable cabin. I zoned out after a while, truth be told. So he's gone now, meditating and feeding antlephore and probably searching for new fairies, and the Magic Box has closed its doors.

I was left to deal with all his old stock because I'm such a great friend with so much free time. I've got all the damn boxes sorted, and those of you in need of elixirs and potions can find them at my very own apothecary. The plushies have all been sent to Zuzu, whereas Tobias will handle all the magical toy-like things. Mauve took the clothes, because of course he did, while Rose took any accessories and if you're looking for the weapons, you'd best head over to the Weapons Warehouse.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to brewing my own potions.
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shaunathedead

Okay so now you all see what my phone corrects Subeta to. o.O
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shaunathedead

This has got to be the hardest thing out of all the Thursday challengers AND genetech combos!
Substantial why you hate us? D:
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Dice

I'd help, but the last few solutions have been pretty obtuse, so I have no idea where to start on this. It could be anything! I'm completely overwhelmed!
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Virus

Nope did not work
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jKat

i just tried exploring everywhere then visiting Lukien and buying a potion from him.. no luck
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Toby

Not working:

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I'm autistic, so I have sensory issues, as well as social issues/social anxiety. I relate to the "panicked rage" feeling from certain things, and I feel like I'm familiar with some common triggers of that in others, so I'm kinda going through SubetaLodge and seeing what items might trigger that.

Visiting him with these didn't work:

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along the social lines, visiting with these didn't work:

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random phobia idea didn't work:
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Skrett

@jKat Yes, I have, with the rune facial tattoo. And just plain naked. And as a creepy naked doll (uh, don't ask?). xD
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jKat

has anyone tried visiting him naked with just tattoos?
naked and also having nothing in inventory at all including no locked stuff?
Ive tried wearing a heap of stuff to do with time potions chemistry
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Book

The description of his trading card mentions that “you should be grateful”. Maybe something to do with ingratitude?
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Solsticesprite

I am rank 4 on Decanter High Scores with a total score of 155,703,. If it's Decanter of Indestructability related, it's not a cumulative thing.
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DarkVixen28

I agree with Sovereign that the feeling behind the wording for Lukien is different from the others.

Thought
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Finesse

Didn't work
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Sovereign

i cant figure anything else out so you know what @ Lukien ur potions suck square up and fight me loser.
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Velociraptor

no worky
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Finesse

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Efferd

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Chocolate

Joining this party a bit late. Anyone try trapping him in an elevator with a jabberjaw?
Or presenting him an award, because being in the spotlight doesn't sound so great.
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Hunger

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METROID

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Raul

Edit:

didn't work, halfway + thoughts
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Raul

Well there are other subeta features that involve

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shaunathedead

Reeeeally want those wears so I hope he's not a super hard challenger. Lots of the Thursday guys have been really high tier.
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OaZuoM

@judykm

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Virus

@Thelovelyzero
Tried, didn't work.
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judykm

Untried
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Thelovelyzero

I don' have one so I can't try it but...
Idea
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everdear

DONT HURT MY BBY ;-;

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Mythology

Hmmmmmm.... MY HUSBANDO NOOOOOOO

But I wonder....

Idea
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abel

man i love lukien he's my fave npc i'd smooch him
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Sovereign

the more i read this the more odd some lines read to me and i keep cluing into them im not particularly sure if theyre anything more than mysterious wording to this mystery of a challenger but
Theorizing
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jmarie453

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Ryuu

LOTS of Did Not Work
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Sovereign

boy youre an enigma
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MarissaUnderground

The question is, what is he afraid of? I'm sure y'all are determined to find out before this month's Cash Shop challenger, but for those who don't, we will have an idea by the end of the month. And for those who do find out how to unlock him as a challenger, then we have an idea of what he's afraid of and what the Cash Shop challenger will be!
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L0stS0ul

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Kiarda

Looks to me like he doesn't like being noticed?
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Book

*rune reading kit, darnit autocorrect.
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Book

Did anyone try putting on the tube reading kit or a similar wearable and visiting him?
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thinking_kiwi

didn't work*
I can't english tonight asdvgavhd
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thinking_kiwi

also not worked
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Atomic

Ooh, his loot is amazing. I hope we figure this out soon...
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thinking_kiwi

didn't work
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Virus

Nope
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jensen

@StarShadow
doesn't work (also i doubt the solution involves expensive retired items)

--
no idea how the trigger would work, but i hope it involves proving he sings top 40 pop hits while he brews
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StarShadow

@Avel
I know, I tried. But it seemed like worth a shot.
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Avel

@StarShadow
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StarShadow

Has anyone tried wearing Cece Hound Vibrant Contacts which are the same colors as his eyes and he might think we're mocking him?
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Andraste

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Too sleepy to keep trying for tonight. Gotta be up in 5 hours. Good luck y'all! Hopefully someone gets it!
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elka

@Kestrel i had already posted about that, didnt work :(
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Burton

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Gah
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Virus

Nope
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Kestrel

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Sketch

By the news post all I can think is something like stage fear (or whatever it's called in English), social anxiety and the like but how to trigger it is another story ?
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Kestrel

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HeadPhonz

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elka

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Mallory

Hmm...

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Greg

@METROID
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Solsticesprite

Sending a buddy request from his page, does not work. Going to his shop with Chemicals, Chemistry Textbook, Upside Down Chemical Spiller and Foundations of Organic Chemistry does not work.
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elka

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shylarah

maybe somethign involving decaf coffee?
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METROID

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Virus

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Avel

@Laurey
Maybe that will be the CSC challenger?
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Decadent

not this either
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Ferinsy

(lol I can swear I wrote "sorry" in my last comment, not "sore")

not this
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Raul

RING-DING-DING-DING-DINGERINGEDING
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youngexplorer

What does Wesker say?
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SongSparra

@Raul
LMAO
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Raul

LOL @Ferinsy THAT'S JUST FANTA SEA
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METROID

@Greg
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Ferinsy

Lol sore for the hugeass image x___x
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Greg

I fear it's something involving
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Ferinsy

THE TWO LOOTS ARE CLOTHES? IS THIS THE REAL LIFE?
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Raul

Also, @Virus
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SongSparra

I know it's this bloody lag mon.... oh no that's US getting pissed isn't it sorry false alarm :D
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Raul

@Laurey chemistry is also a thing... maybe something related to Genetech Lab or potions? Also red and blue. *brainstorming*
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chookie

Aww Lukien is one of my faves! Rushed over here to see if we got new art for him, but no :c
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jensen

i want to hug him
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Laurey

I had to look up the previous owner of the Magic Box and all that because I honestly couldn't remember.

Here's a link to the news post, if anyone wants to scan for possible ideas there: https://subeta.net/news/15768

This isn't going to be another case of the old guy "moving away" but Lukien secretly killed him to take over the business or something, is it? :P
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Virus

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PrincessJudith

He drinks triple espresso coffee from the Get Mugged
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Laurey

It's not going to be something *that* insane, lol. It may be something we won't accidentally come across, but all of the solutions so far have been things that anyone could easily do once we know what it is.

Also, we won't know what his stats are until we unlock him, but the loot items are in the directory already, if you're interested ~
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Ryuu

"there is something that's likely to bring him to a panicked rage."
:(
Oh no, poor Lukien.
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Kestrel

If it's having 20,000 forum posts or something, I'll see you in the Arena in 80 years, Lukien.
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Sincere

Yasss cant wait to see his stats!
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Amber

@frederick HA SHE DOESNT' KNOW
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Virus

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Skolletta

Yay, I've always loved Lukien! c:
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frederick

@Amber Don't worry, I'll ask Wesker.
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PrincessJudith

I am wondering his stats too. But unlocking him is the real challenge
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Bliss

Why do I get the feeling he's going to be really hard?

Barin isn't even maxed yet. Will sit this one out lol
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Serena922003

omg I need that battle loot
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elka

while we find the solution, anyone knows this guy's stats uh?
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Virus

Oh snap how unexpected!
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FCoD

I get far too excited over Friendly Thursdays, lol.
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Laurey

Subetapedia info:

- ”Helped” his friend close down the Magic Box and took over his stock
- His tattoos are actually runes that sometimes move, which took many years to master
- Does not sing while brewing potions, no matter what nosy neighbors and customers think
- Has traveled all over Subeta to gain as much knowledge as possible on potion making. Thinks very highly of himself for doing so

Plus the hints in the news post suggesting he's pretty secretive and not very social. Also "panicked rage" may be a clue.

Good luck everyone, seems like this will be another tough one to figure out.
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Amber

:innocent: :innocent: :innocent:
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SongSparra

I'm with Skrett, Amber's comment does not bode well!
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Austria

Dude I can tell you that if I saw him I definitely wouldn't forget him. I've always found him so pretty!

Anyway, good luck everyone!
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Skrett

Amber's comment makes me nervous!
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Saria

Yay :D
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Amber

GOOD LUCK ALL LOL
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Tserel

Time for another rousing guessing game. I wonder how long it'll last this time?
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Balloon

Mm one of my faves :heart:
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