Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk(アーシャのアトリエ ～黄昏の大地の錬金術士～,Asha no Atorie ~Tasogare no Daichi no Renkinjutsushi~?, lit. Atelier Ayesha ~Alchemist of the Ground of Dusk~) is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Gust. The character designs are by Hidari. It is the fourteenth title in the Atelier series, coming after Atelier Meruru, but has a storyline independent from previous titles in the series. An English language release was published in March 2013 by Tecmo Koei in western regions.
Atelier Ayesha stars Ayesha Altugle, a lonely girl who runs a herbalist's workshop. After her grandfather died, Ayesha’s younger sister Nio disappeared when she was gathering herbs. One day, Ayesha sees Nio walking through ruins which starts her journey. The goal of the game is to reunite Ayesha with Nio. Overcoming sadness is one of the game’s themes and players will see Ayesha grow as she writes diary entries.
Atelier Ayesha takes place in a new world separate from the Arland saga where the art of alchemy is out of style. Most people forgot about it and Ayesha lives in an ever changing world.
The game's main character. Ayesha is a herbalist who ran a small workshop with her grandfather and little sister Nio, until her grandfather passed away and Nio goes missing. Despite being left alone, Ayesha remained upbeat and continued to run the workshop. One day, Ayesha sees an apparition of Nio by her supposed grave. Convinced that her little sister is still alive, Ayesha sets off on a journey to discover the means to save her.
Ayesha's younger sister who disappears one day while out gathering herbs. After a long search by Ayesha and nearby villagers found no trace of the girl, Nio is assumed dead, and a gravestone is erected at the place of her disappearence.
An experienced alchemist from another country with a keen interest about ancient times. He’s a calm and collected gentleman in pursuit of knowledge. Keithgriff first encounters Ayesha on one of his visits to a ancient ruin, and points the young girl towards alchemy as the key to saving her younger sister. In battle, Keithgriff doesn’t use a weapon, instead relying on alchemy related attacks, which he summons from his magic ring.
An acquaintance of Ayesha who makes a living selling artifacts excavated from ruins. Despite being a girl, she is considered one of the strongest amongst the excavators, a group consisting mainly of heavily built men in their prime. Regina is a sociable and reliable girl with a bunch of younger siblings to take care of.
A girl who comes from a family of witches. Described as being cute and wearing a black pointy hat, Wilbell is a genius when it comes to magic, but knows that she is a long way to be acknowledged by her great-great-grandmother, to whom she looks up. Despite fighting with a broom, Wilbell is still learning to fly as a proper witch.
A calm and collected swordswoman that acts as Marion Quinn' bodyguard. By Marion's request, she offers her assistance to Ayesha, who in return helps in her efforts to improve her cooking and make other friends, with dubious results.
A hunter who wants to defeat a dragon and wear its scales as armor. Despite his stoic demeanor, he is very protective of his sister Nanaca, and watches over her from afar as she looks for pasture for their cows. Juris fights using a hatchet and crossbow.