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Primrose Azelhart is one of the female playable characters in Octopath Traveler and was the only playable female character in the Project Octopath Traveler Demo.

She can allure NPCs to fight for her or to clear the way.

Description: Your name is Primrose, and you are a dancer. You ply your trade in the pleasure district of the town of Sunshade, shrouded forever in darkness. But in truth, you are a highborn daughter of the once-proud House Azelhart, an identity you conceal from all. "Three men bearing the mark of the crow. They took my father from me." But you will have your revenge.

A former member of the nobility, who is looking for the man who killed her father, in order to exact revenge. A 23 year old woman making a living as a dancer in the red light district of the Sunland region. But she’s no plain dancer: she’s actually the daughter a prominent noble family: the Azelarts. Her job as dancer is just a front: her real goal is to find the man responsible for her father’s death. In battle, Primrose uses dances to support her allies, and grant them various Stat bonuses. Some of her dances allow her to attack enemies directly.

AppearanceEdit

Primrose has long brown hair that is tied back in a ponytail using a distinctive headband that has gold details. While her sprite has blue eyes, the official artwork has brown eyes. She wears a gold necklace and golden bracelets on her arms and legs. Her belly-dancer style outfit is red with brown accents, and she wears brown sandals. Under her lip she has a small mole.

Personality Edit

She is described as being distant and aloof. She is caring and helps others. Such a sweet girl.

HistoryEdit

10 years ago, her father was killed by three men, each of whom were marked with the sign of the crow.

In present time, she works for Helgenish as a dancer, hiding her identity. She heard that one of her father's murderers would often pass through there on his travels.

One day, she spots him as he's leaving. She begins following, but is stopped by Helgenish. Yusufa offers to cover for her and they have a heartfelt conversation.

Primrose sneaks out upstairs. She finds the left-hand man and Helgenish talking. The man asks him to bring him Primrose to a place marked on a map. They seperate and Primrose follows the man.

After traversing the catacombs, Helgenish stops her and asks where she's going. He reveals that he has Yusufa. He says he was too lenient to her and stabs her, throwing her before Primrose. Yusufa says she never heard her yell before and asks if they're friends. She says she was sold to him as a child. She says that Prim gave her strength. Primrose says they were friends. Yusufa says she's happy not being alone anymore.

After Yusufa dies, Primrose stands up for herself and her and Helgenish begin to battle. After she has defeated him and his men, he attempts to kill her, but she slits his throat and he dies. She takes the map out of his pocket, noting that he's in Stillsnow.

RelationshipsEdit

Helgenish: Edit

He treats Primrose better than the other dancers. Despite this he is abusive and guilts her for his help. When Primrose sees the man with the crow mark, and tries to follow him, Helgenish threatens her, causing Primrose to continue working, but Yusufa appears and helps her escape.

At the end of the Nocturnia Catacombs she finds Helgenish, who scolds Primrose for trying to escape and kills Yusufa for helping her. After this, Helgenish tells us that if Primrose asks him kindly, he could forgive her, but she is fed up with Helgenish, so he responds "Master .. Go pleasure yourself ..." to what this will challenge us to a battle. When Primrose wins, Helgenish will say that there was always something special about her, and that if she could dedicate a last dance, being a trick to try to stab her, but Primrose is faster and stabs her first. When Helgenish dies, she says "Quite the dancer yourself in the end."

Yusufa: Edit

They have a supporting relationship and both stick up for each other when the other is being bullied. At some point in the demo it is mentioned that Yusufa could have feelings of love towards Primrose, for the moment in her that says "Woman of few words eh? and so I like you "but could also refer to friendship, because before she died, she talks about wanting to be friends with Primrose, because it was defended, to which Primrose replies that if they were friends and Yusufa dies happy.

BattleEdit

Weapon: Daggers

Dancer Skills:Edit

  • Lion Dance (4): One ally's physical attacks become more powerful for two turns.
  • Moonlight Waltz (7): Deal heavy dark damage to a single foe.
  • Peacock Strut (4): Augment a single ally's elemental attacks for 2 turns.
  • Mole Dance (4): Augment a single ally's physical defense for 2 turns.
  • Night Ode (10): Deal dark damage to all foes.
  • Panther Dance (4): Increase a single ally's speed for 2 turns.
  • Bewildering Grace (25): Cause a curious effect to occur one time.

*Sealticge's Seduction (30): For 3 turns, skills performed by a single ally that usually target one for will affect all foes instead. (This will not affect divine skills.)

Support Skills: Edit

  • The Show Goes On: Status augmentations you grant to allies will persist for one additional turn.
  • Eye for an Eye: 50% chance to counterattack when hit
  • Second: Wind: Recover a certain amount of SP each turn (Note: the user that told me of this ability said that he was getting 5 SP back for turn, but it's uncertain whether it's a flat amount or based off a percentage of the total SP).
  • Encore: Once per battle, upon being incapacitated you will recover with 25% of your maximum HP.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Primrose (prɪmrəʊz) An European plant of woodland and hedgerows, which produces pale yellow flowers in the early spring./A Pale Yellow Colour.

Origin: late Middle English: compare with Old French primerose and medieval Latin prima rosa, literally ‘first rose’.

TriviaEdit

  • In the Sprite she has blue eyes, but in the artworks she has brown eyes.
  • Primrose's English voice actor is Laura Post and her Japanese voice actor is Houko Kuwashima.


ReferencesEdit

Octopath Traveler
Travelers Alfyn Greengrass | Olberic Eisenberg | Primrose Azelhart | Tressa Colozone
H'aanit | Therion | Ophilia Clement | Cyrus Albright
Other Antagonistic Man | Beowulf | Erhardt | Gaston | Helgenish | Headman | Knights of Hornburg | Philip | Philip's Mother | Villager 3 (Cobbleston) | King Alfred | Watchmen | Yusufa | King Karim | Wayfaring Girl
World
Locations Cobbleston | Ferien | Highlands | Hornburg | Osterra | Sunlands | Triberia | House Azelhart | Sunshade
Enemies Assassin Bug | Azure Ratkin | Black Bat | Bonewalker | Giant Falcon | Glow Wisp | Great Condor | Hill Ratkin | Hooded Lizardman | Mountain Goat | Roller Beetle | Sandworm | Wild Boar | Ruddy Ratkin | Rockadillo | Sand Lizardman | Tufted Lizardman
Media
Game Allure | Challenge | Inquire | Project Octopath Traveler Demo | Purchase | Midnight Ode | Path Actions