"Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland follows Princess Mererulince Rede Arls, who has a tendency to act without ever thinking ahead. Her actions tend to lead her into getting lectured by Rufus Falken, who handles a lot of the kingdoms problems and issues. He’s the brightest person in Arls, as well as tutor Mereru. Rufus and Lord Dessier (Meruru’s father) request an Alchemist from Arland to help Arls grow. One day it catches Meruru’s interest, and eventually she decides she would rather learn alchemy than deal with her royal duties. She starts sneaking out to learn from Arland’s alchemist, who ends up being Totooria Helmold, aka Totori, from the previous game."