My Time at Portia is an amazing game, and one of the great cozy games that were developed after the success of Stardew Valley. However, with so many potential items to craft it can be easy for some things to fall between the cracks. Pot of Asteria is one of those items where requests for it appear surprisingly early…sometimes before it might be possible to fulfill depending on how far into the game’s main plot you’ve gone.
So where do you find Asteria in My Time at Portia?
Asteria is a wild flower that can be found at the base of the Eufaula Desert just across the Portia Bridge near the South Block trading area. These are a necessary ingredient to make Pot of Asteria and should not be mistaken for the “Asteria” that can be bought as bouquets from Alice’s Flower Shop.
Let’s dive in to learn everything you need to know about this pretty little flower, where you can find it, and what it is used for. Welcome to your complete Asteria guide for My Time at Portia.
My Time at Portia Asteria: All You Need To Know
Asteria are only found in the one area on the map. While you can technically get your way over there prior to the Portia Bridge being made, it’s a very circular and roundabout path that doesn’t make a lot of sense even when you have a horse. The easier way is to open the Bridge which advances the story and is still far closer to mid-game than late game.
Important Note: While the Asteria bouquet sold by Alice in her Flower Shop are marked as Asteria, this does not count for crafting purposes. You MUST forage and gather wild Asteria if you want to create Pot of Asteria at your upgraded crafting table.
You will need some basic workshop upgrades, as well. Your work table will need to be at least a Level 2 while stone furnaces won’t be good enough for what you need next. For a carbon steel bar you not only need charcoal and iron ore but you also need a Civil Furnace.
Again, these aren’t advanced upgrades. In fact, they’re relatively early but they are necessary to make the ingredients needed to craft Pot of Asteria which is considered Furniture because it is a decoration.
What Do You Need To Make Pot of Asteria?
You will need to have some upgrades at your home workshop in order to make the Pot of Asteria. These are only acquired from making them, so if you want to know how to fulfill any contract that asks for these (and there are a few) then this is what you need:
- A Level 2 Work Table
- Civil Service Furnace or higher
- 3 Asteria
- 1 Carbon Steel Bar
- The Portia Bridge built (Built to finish the appropriately named Portia Bridge mission)
So why are all these necessary?
The Level 2 Work Table is the first level when you can actually craft a pot of Asteria in My Time at Portia. Your original crafting table just isn’t advanced enough. Likewise, the Civil Service Furnace is the first one that can make carbon steel bars, a necessary ingredient for crafting when you find yourself wondering how to get a Pot of Asteria in My Time at Portia.
The bridge is what allows you to get to the desert in Portia, to South Block, and to the little area across the bridge before both South Block and the Euafala Desert which is the only place around Portia where Asteria can be gathered in the wild. Since these are obviously a main ingredient for crafting Pot of Asteria you’ll want to make sure to pick up these flowers whenever you see them just to make sure you always have some on hand.
As you can see below, gathering these is easy enough. Just spot one in this area, clear it out, and more will respawn in a few days so you can gather more.
That’s How You Make Pot of Asteria in My Time At Portia
Once you’ve opened up enough of the Main Quest it’s actually pretty easy to make Pot of Asteria. The flowers are consistently found in once place right across the Portia Bridge before that land becomes desert, and by the time you are taking on those Main Quest projects for the town you should already have an upgraded Worktable.
While I don’t have a lot of bad things to say about this game, one of the minor annoyances is that the requests for Pot of Asteria in Portia does come early compared to when you often build the Bridge and have easy access, so make sure to keep this in mind before accepting any commission that requires them.
However, once the Bridge is actually built so you can get across the river, the good news is that this becomes a very easy commission to fulfill. So now that you know what you need, you should have no problem gathering the right crafting materials in order to create as many Pot of Asteria as you need.
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