|Where to Find||Barkensheim Creek (X: 5, Y: 117)|
|Spirit House||Atul’s Workshop|
|Favorite Food||Pork Chops|
As the second spirit that you will recruit onboard the ship, Atul will teach you all about cooking and making repairs.
This guide will walk you through Atul’s complete quest line in Spiritfarer. We will also include his mood factors, characteristics, perks, and any other info you might want to know about this spirit.
How To Get Atul
Step 1: Head to Barkensheim Creek after Gwen asks you to look for more spirits to recruit. You should find Atul standing beside a pond there.
Step 2: He will ask you to retrieve a lemon in the water for him through the “Sticky Fingers” quest, so jump on the water and use the interact button to get it.
Step 3: Hand him back the lemon and he will immediately join your ship after.
Atul’s Complete Quest Line
After revealing his true form on the ship, Atul will go to the back of your ship and ask you to try fishing. Interact with the chair that Atul built and Stella will automatically cast a line.
This is the game’s fishing minigame, and the game will tell you to reel in the line once you get a bite.
However, make sure to let go of the line once it turns red to stop it from snapping, then start reeling again when it’s back to yellow.
Note: Different types of fish have different levels of difficulty when it comes to fishing for them.
After making your first catch, Atul will give you an Obol and the request will end.
The Drawing Board
For this request, Atul will tell you that your blueprint station could be better. So head back to Albert’s Shipyard for an upgrade.
Once there, purchase the Hobbyist Blueprint Station under the upgrades. This requires:
- 2 Maple Logs
- 1 Limestone
For a more detailed breakdown of this upgrade you can check out our Blueprint Station Guide.
With the upgrade in place, talk to Atul again and he will end the request.
Immediately after his last request, Atul will talk to you and say he has nothing to do on the ship. He will then ask for a Sawmill, previously unlocked by the Hobbyist Blueprint Station.
You’ll find that this building requires the following items:
- 14 Maple Logs
- 20 Linen Threads
Note: At this point, it’s also a good idea to purchase the Intrepid Otter upgrade under the Boat Size category in Albert’s Shipyard. This will cost you 1200 Glims and will provide more building space on the ship.
Atul will end the request right after.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Once the Sawmill is built, Atul will comment that it needs repairs. He will also teach you how to cut logs inside, as well as give you wood to cut.
You just put these logs into the machine, then trace the yellow lines as they appear on the logs to make planks
Atul will end the request after you complete the exercise.
Next up, Atul will ask for his own accommodation in the ship: his workshop.
This unlocks the blueprint for Atul’s Workshop in your blueprint station, and it requires:
- 30 Maple Planks
- 15 Linen Threads
Once built, Atul will thank you and end the request.
Next, Atul will talk to you and ask for some popcorn. Its only ingredient is corn, so head towards the Raccoon Store in Hummingberg and buy some corn seeds.
Plant them in your Field and harvest when ready. Then, put the corn it into your kitchen to start cooking.
Once you’ve finished the dish just hand it over to Atul and he will end the request right after.
Immediately after getting the popcorn, Atul will hand you the Kitchen Improvement blueprint and ask you to improve the kitchen.
This upgrade is accessible via the Improve tab on your blueprint station, and requires:
- 5 Bright Jellies
- 8 Lightnings in a Bottle
- 12 Linen Fabrics
Our full Kitchen guide has all the information you need about where to gather these materials and how to build the upgrade.
After getting the upgrade, Atul will talk to you and end the request.
Upgrading the kitchen also allows you to cook recipes that use two ingredients.
Local Union 2187
For this next request, Atul will ask for some pork chops for dinner.
You’ll need to head to the island of Furogawa, which is located on the far-west side of the map.
Upon arriving on the island, keep heading right until you pass by some houses and find the Raccoon Shop. Here you’ll find pork sold for 150 Glims each.
Then head back to your kitchen and put your pork into the oven.
Wait for the timer to finish, and you’ll have pork chops soon after.
Finally, give the pork chops to Atul to boost his mood and end the request.
For his next request, Atul will talk to you and ask for some fried chicken.
Your first step is to visit Albert’s Shipyard and purchase the Icebreaker Ship Improvement. This upgrade requires:
- 10 Iron Ingots
- 12 Oak Planks
- 18 Linen Fabrics
- 1 Spirit Flower
- 5 Slates
- 800 Glims
Once you have the upgrade, head north and break through the ice wall to visit the island of Nordweiler, at X: -3, Y: 185.
When you’re there, head to the middle of the town and look for the Nordweiler Raccoon Shop, which will sell you chicken for 100 Glims each.
Next, you will need some fat. You’ll have two options for fat that you can choose from:
- Sunflower Oil (Made from Sunflower Seeds)
- Olive Oil (Made from Olives)
Both of these plalnts are grown in the Garden, and you’ll turn them into fat in the Crusher building, which is unlocked via the Expert Blueprint Station.
Once you have both ingredients, combine them in the kitchen and wait for the timer to finish to make fried chicken.
Once done, give it to Atul afterwards and he will talk with you a bit before ending the request.
Note: Even while this request is ongoing, Atul will still give you more requests to complete.
Spice Up Your Life
Eventually, Atul will talk to you and say that his workshop will also need improvements.
There are three improvements you can make in his workshop:
You can also head to our Atul’s Workshop guide for a more in-depth breakdown of where to get all these required materials quicker.
Every time you finish an upgrade, Atul will talk to you and introduce a new one.
This request will end once all three upgrades are built, and you can work on this request alongside Atul’s other requests.
For this request, Atul will ask you to invite three boat passengers on the ship and learn about their favorite recipe dishes.
To complete this request, simply talk to each spirit until they say what their preferred dish is. Atul will talk to you afterwards to end the request.
Right after the last request, Atul will then task you with cooking the preferred dishes of the spirits you talked to.
Atul will write down the recipes for you, but to make it easier, here’s a full list of all spirits you can find and their preferred dishes for this request (including links to our recipe guides on how to cook each of them):
- Gwen – Black Coffee
- Atul – Pork Chops
- Alice – Veggie-Pot Pie
- Astrid – Noodle Soup
- Giovanni – Beef Fondue
- Summer – Grain Salad
- Gustav – Surstromming
- Bruce & Mickey – Corndog
- Buck – Tomato Pizza
- Elena – Green Salad
- Stanley – French Fries
- Beverly – Laksa
These dishes are all made in the upgraded kitchen, with the exception of Surstromming. That dish is instead made in the Cellar.
To keep track of the dishes you have to make, you can just open your quest menu and head to the “Sous-Chef Extraordinaire” request (pictured above).
Then after all the dishes are cooked, simply hand them over to Atul to advance the request.
Then Atul will ask you to head over to Hummingberg in order to have dinner there, and this ends the request.
Au Pied de Grenouille
Sail towards Hummingberg to celebrate the dinner you and Atul planned.
Once on the island, Atul will ask if you’re ready to eat, and a short animation will play. After this, you will find yourself back on the ship.
Sadly, Atul will disappear right after the dinner is over, and you won’t be able to take him to the Everdoor.
So to finish this last quest, just talk to the three spirits that you’ve invited over to the dinner on Hummingberg.
After that, take Atul’s Spirit Flower from inside his workshop, ending his storyline.
Atul will introduce himself as Stella’s caring and food-loving uncle when he was still alive.
Unlike other spirits on the boat, however, Atul loves everything and has no dislikes. That said, he will still love a hug every now and then.
His food preferences are:
- Favorite Food: Pork Chops
- Likes: Everything
- Dislikes: Nothing
As for perks, Atul will always harvest logs for you. Now and then he will also make planks out of them.
Atul will also introduce you to the Thunderstorms event. During this event, you will need to jump around the ship and catch lightning before it hits the ground, which will give you an item named “lightning in a bottle”.
Of course, this event is available even after Atul is gone.