|Dragon Quest IX|
Patty, also known as Ruida, Luida or Lucia, is a recurring character in the Dragon Quest series. She functions as a party planner in the games she appears.
Patty is a party planner in Gotha castle. She can help with adding and removing human members from the party.
Ruida is the party planner in various areas of the game. She will help with adding human and monster members from the party.
She takes Erinn to Stornway in her father's stead to take over the inn. At Quester's Rest, she functions as the party planner for the hero. Speaking with her allows you to add/remove/create characters for the party.
Her backstory is expanded during quest 125 ("Perk Up, Patty!"); completing it allows you to recruit her as a party member.
Note that she still runs the party planner at the counter while inside the Quester's Rest. Her name is a pun on "party" which she lets you create.
|Quest #125 - "Perk Up, Patty!"|
|Location||Stornway - Quester's Rest|
|Available at||after finishing quest #123|
|Requirement||More info collecting...|
|Reward||Patty becomes a playable character starting as a minimally eqipped Lv. 28 Thief with 62 skill points ready to allocate.|
|Detail||Erinn has asked you to try and cheer Patty up. Patty seems to be reminiscing about her time as an explorer, and feeling sad about her long lost friend Phoebe.|
|Hint for solution||Talk to Erinn behind the counter in the Stornway Inn. She will ask you to try and cheer up Patty. Talk to Patty to see what's bugging her. She will talk about Pheobie, an old friend she used to adventure with but parted ways in a nomad village. Talk to Erinn again and then head out to find the nomad village. Fly to Batsureg and talk to the former chief. He will tell you that Pheobie is dead. Fly back to Stornway and talk to Patty again. Go back to Batsureg at night to talk to Pheobie's ghost. She will ask you to visit her grave. You must take the ship to the Khaalag Coast (coast north of Batsureg). DO NOT FLY; if you do so, she will not meet you at her grave. Find her grave to receive a friendant. Show this to Patty. Patty will now be able to join your party!!!|
Along with Sellma they are both likely references to the Simpsons, where Marge's sisters are called Patty and Selma.