MARRIAGE - Imperian Online Help


Marriage ceremonies in Imperian can range from a simple exchanging of vows to
an elaborate ceremony. The first step in getting married is proposing to your
love. PROPOSE TO <whoever> WITH <whatever> will do it. The WITH <whatever> is
so that you may propose with an engagement ring, or any valuable bauble that
has meaning to both of you.

Once you have proposed, providing the other person agrees, you will be engaged.
You may break off the engagement at any time by doing BREAK ENGAGEMENT. Once
you have been engaged for approximately 2 Imperian years, you will be eligible
to actually get married. This mandatory period of engagement is to force you to
think about what you are doing. Marriage is not a thing to be taken lightly.

It's probably best to begin planning your wedding ceremony, if you wish one,
right away. You must first decide who will perform the ceremony, if you wish
someone to perform one for you. You must also obtain the consent of a God or
a mortal whom they have given permission to marry in their name. This is 
similar to the way you must go to a governmental office to obtain a marriage 
certificate in real life.

How the marriage is performed is entirely up to you and whomever you ask to
perform the wedding. You might choose to write your own ceremony, or ask the
person performing the wedding to do it for you.

Marriage is not a thing to be entered into lightly. Too many players wish to be
married at the first signs of love with another, but it is wise to wait, for
divorce should not be taken lightly. In order to ensure that marriage is
not entered into by those not yet wise in the ways of Imperian, we require that
you be at least level 30 to be married, and have played at least 75 hours. We
realize that, to those in love, this may seem like an eternity to wait, but
please remember that the sweetest pleasures in life are worth waiting for, and
are made that much more enticing by the wait.

If, as happens all too often, you find that married life does not agree with
you, you may DIVORCE <spouse>. This costs 10,000 gold, however, and your
HONOURS description will permanently reveal that you have been divorced.

Commands related to marriage:

PROPOSE TO <whoever> WITH <whatever>
DIVORCE <spouse>

Commands for those able to marry.

MARRY <player one> to <player two>
  - Take special note! Player one will lose their main bloodline and will take
    on player two's surname. They will have to agree to the marriage for it to 
    work, but you should make life easy for yourself and do it right the first
    time. Bloodline founders cannot marry into another family.