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Elsie is a feisty young lass who grew up in Sandrock. As the daughter of the yakmel ranch family, she has a special connection to animals. Lively, full of vigor and passion, her emotions come and go quickly. She hates to see anyone bullied and is a very loyal friend.
— In-game bio

Elsie is a Sandrock native, and is one of the potential bachelorettes that the player can romance.


Personal summary[]

Elsie is the daughter of Cooper, a rancher, and his wife Mabel. Elsie is a highly energetic, unpredictable young lady and a capable horseback rider.[1] She seems to be wary of newcomers and the player, however is unable to refuse Mi-an, even trying out new activities around Sandrock with her. She also seems to have a love for shiny objects and relics.

Physical appearance[]

Elsie has strawberry red hair, fair skin and purple eyes. Her default outfit is a yellow and white crop t-shirt, high-waisted black shorts with a brown belt, dark brown laced boots, a worn brown messenger cap, along with a light blue bandana, grey finger-less gloves and elbow protectors.

Social network[]

Elsie has living family in Sandrock in the form of her parents, Cooper and Mabel, and is also friends with Mi-an.

  • Cooper.pngCooperSocial network family icon.png Family
  • Mabel.pngMabelSocial network family icon.png Family
  • Mi-an.pngMi-anSocial network buddy icon.png Buddy


Elsie is one of the potential bachelorettes that can be befriended and romanced.[1] The player can confess their love to her with a Heart Knot (Note: romantic options are still limited and marriage is not yet available!).


Buddy Star.pngStar.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.pngStar 2.png
Send gifts through the mail sometimes
There is a 4% chance to receive a letter from Elsie every morning with 3 Jerky attached.
Mail friend gift opened.png

From: Elsie


It's been blisternin' out lately, hasn't it? Wish them cattle could just wrangle themselves sometimes. Luckily, my old man's been dryin' out a whole mess of jerky to keep our spirits up, here, try some for yourself!

JerkyJerky (3)

Social interaction[]

Social chat.png Chat[]

See Dialogue subpage for all Elsie's dialogue.

Chat is a basic social interaction available at any relationship level. Chatting with Elsie once a day can increase the relationship by 1 point; subsequent chatting, on the same day, only results in the same conversation without any relationship gain.

Elsie's dialogue may change every day and every season. Elsie may also comment about certain events or missions. Higher relationship levels, including romantic involvement, also change Elsie's dialogue.

Social gift.png Gift[]

This table contains gifting data extracted from the game files and may contain unavailable or unimplemented items. Any errors or changes should be reported on the article comments of this page. Thank you!
  • Elsie can be given one gift per day. Giving the same gift every day for several days may result in diminishing rewards.
  • Every giftable item in the game has a base point value when gifted. The Neutrals row of the table below only lists neutral items that give an increased reward compared to their base value.
  • The quality of items gifted may affect the relationship points gained, with higher quality items giving extra points.
  • Birthdays and festival days do not affect the relationship points gained. However, giving a gift on Elsie's birthday will give a unique dialogue.
Gifting Gifting Items
Gifting Loved
Rescue Team BootsRescue Team Boots (+19)
Rescue Team JacketRescue Team Jacket (+19)
Rescue Team PantsRescue Team Pants (+19)
Cat HouseCat House (+17)
Shiny ScorpionShiny Scorpion (+17)
Professional Sandfish TrapProfessional Sandfish Trap (+16)
Stegosaurus Skeleton ModelStegosaurus Skeleton Model (+16)
Meowses II StatueMeowses II Statue (+15)
Sand Eagle StatueSand Eagle Statue (+15)
Golden Bull HeadGolden Bull Head (+14)
Jeweled EggJeweled Egg (+14)
Yakmel SausageYakmel Sausage (+13)
Gifting Liked
Sandacuda KingSandacuda King (+10)
Sandfish KingSandfish King (+10)
Advanced Sandfish TrapAdvanced Sandfish Trap (+9)
Chopped Pepper Fish HeadChopped Pepper Fish Head (+9)
Desert Defender BootsDesert Defender Boots (+9)
Desert Defender PantsDesert Defender Pants (+9)
Desert Defender ShirtDesert Defender Shirt (+9)
Fine Chopped Pepper Fish HeadFine Chopped Pepper Fish Head (+9)
Funny MaskFunny Mask (+9)
Retro FanRetro Fan (+9)
DiamondDiamond (+8)
Waist BagWaist Bag (+8)
Around the World in However Many DaysAround the World in However Many Days (+7)
Desert Defender Waist BagDesert Defender Waist Bag (+7)
GoldGold (+7)
Hot and Sour FishHot and Sour Fish (+7)
HourglassHourglass (+7)
RosestoneRosestone (+7)
Wind ChimesWind Chimes (+7)
Yakmel HatYakmel Hat (+7)
FluoriteFluorite (+6)
Journey to the EastJourney to the East (+6)
Lavender GemLavender Gem (+6)
OpalOpal (+6)
PioneerPioneer (+6)
Royal BaitRoyal Bait (+6)
Sweet and Spicy WingsSweet and Spicy Wings (+5)
Sweet Sandberry JuiceSweet Sandberry Juice (+5)
WaterWater (+5)
Yakmel HairbandYakmel Hairband (+5)
Gifting Special neutrals
Basic Sandfish TrapBasic Sandfish Trap (+4)
Lapis LazuliLapis Lazuli (+4)
BloodstoneBloodstone (+3)
Bran BaitBran Bait (+3)
Fine Rice BaitFine Rice Bait (+3)
Sand ScallopSand Scallop (+3)
SandwormSandworm (+3)
ScorpsterScorpster (+3)
SnailSnail (+3)
TopazTopaz (+3)
Blue FireworksBlue Fireworks (+2)
Green FireworksGreen Fireworks (+2)
Purple FireworksPurple Fireworks (+2)
Red FireworksRed Fireworks (+2)
Yellow FireworksYellow Fireworks (+2)
Gifting Disliked
Four Leaf Clover NecklaceFour Leaf Clover Necklace (-1)
Amber EarringsAmber Earrings (-2)
Curling IronCurling Iron (-2)
Fragrant SatchelFragrant Satchel (-2)
Gold EarringsGold Earrings (-2)
Golden Ear Bone RingGolden Ear Bone Ring (-2)
Hair DryerHair Dryer (-2)
Orchid EarringsOrchid Earrings (-2)
Rainbow LocketRainbow Locket (-2)
Copper ScrapCopper Scrap (-3)
Dilapidated Dining TableDilapidated Dining Table (-3)
Dilapidated engineDilapidated engine (-3)
Dilapidated FurnaceDilapidated Furnace (-3)
Double EarringsDouble Earrings (-3)
Plastic ScrapPlastic Scrap (-3)
Ruby HeaddressRuby Headdress (-3)
Stone ScrapStone Scrap (-3)
Wood ScrapWood Scrap (-3)
Worn TiresWorn Tires (-3)
Gifting Hated
Abandoned dollAbandoned doll (-5)
Asphalt road fragments with a bit of historyAsphalt road fragments with a bit of history (-5)
Burnt coffee tableBurnt coffee table (-5)
DregsDregs (-5)
Exhausted fitness equipmentExhausted fitness equipment (-5)
Food ScrapsFood Scraps (-5)
Lizard ToothLizard Tooth (-5)
Ruined ClothRuined Cloth (-5)
Ruined GlassRuined Glass (-5)
Ruined PaperRuined Paper (-5)
Strange StoneStrange Stone (-5)
Textile ScrapTextile Scrap (-5)
TV with broken screenTV with broken screen (-5)
Unlabelled MedicineUnlabelled Medicine (-5)
Gifting Refused Nothing
Listed values are without skills giving extra points.
Lists may be incomplete or may contain unimplemented items.


Desires are gifts Elsie has a chance to ask the player for. The player has to be at least associates with Elsie in order for her to be assigned a desire.

If Elsie has a desire, gifting the wanted item will give the higher tier points; otherwise the item gives the base point value. The item's quality is taken into account when fulfilling a desire; gifting Elsie a higher quality item will yield more relationship points.

Basic Sandfish TrapBasic Sandfish Trap (+13)
Yakmel HatYakmel Hat (+12)
Desert Defender GogglesDesert Defender Goggles (+24)

Social play.png Play[]

Once the player has become buddies with Elsie, they can schedule a play date together. Elsie can participate in all playdate activities, including playing Whac-A-Mole.

Social spar.png Spar[]

Elsie can spar with the player. Her starting level is 16 and she fights with daggers.

Social critters.png Critters[]

Elsie can play Critters with the player up to three times per day.

Social mission.png Missions[]

Main missions[]

Main Mission New Where's Mi-an
Main Mission New Out of the Past

Side missions[]

Side Mission New Takin' it Easy
Side Mission New Learning to Ride
Side Mission New How to Tune your Banjo
Side Mission New Big Game Hunter


Elsie has events that may trigger after meeting certain criteria, such as reaching a new level of friendship.

Event Relationship Method Location Other conditions
Call Me Elsmael Acquaintance (between 10 and 80 points) Encounter Paradise Lost fishing spot Date not later than Summer 14, Year 1


  • Elsie's original concept was featured in the Kickstarter character concept art and in the personal ads column "Lonely Hearts Coterie" of the Tumbleweed Standard.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Time at Sandrock Kickstarter Update #6. Published November 6, 2020