'On the occasion of your marriage the Empress offers her sincere congratulations, and the following advice: Be sensible. Except when sense would admit defeat. Be kind. Except when kindness would come between you. Be faithful. Always. May your marriage bring you the happiness mine brought me. Eternally, Victoria R.'
Marrying Another Player
To marry another player, you must first be Acquainted With them. Then you may admit your affection for them (at a cost of a Free Evening, 10 x Romantic Notion and 1 x Touching Love Story) in Attend to Matters of the Heart!; if they accept your affections, you will be Seen with each other.
Next, you can propose to them, either simply (at a cost of 100 x Piece of Rostygold, 1 x Moon-Pearl, 10 x Romantic Notion and a Free Evening) or grandly (at a cost of 100 x Romantic Notion, 1 x Magnificent Diamond, 1 x Personal Recommendation, 1 x Night on the Town and a Free Evening). Simple proposals can only be made to non- PoSIs. If they accept, you'll be Engaged to each other, and you will gain x 1 Organising a Wedding.
Your first task is to secure the relevant paperwork, either through dubious means costing x 10 Stolen Correspondence and giving x 5 Organising a Wedding, or from the Bazaar costing a Bazaar Permit and giving x 13 Organising a Wedding - or, if you're looking to squeeze as much OaW out of this stage as possible, you can do both in that order.
To increase OaW further, the following options become available in Plan a Wedding as your levels of OaW increase - with the notable exceptions of Procure a handful of more costly bottles and Seek advice from those who have gone through this before, they don't become unavailable again once unlocked.
- Valuing the favour at 12E (due to Tribute Night-Whispers)
- Harder to acquire than the value suggests
If you wish to share the burden of organising with your soon-to-be spouse, then Foist the Organisation of your Wedding onto your partner will transfer over all your OaW and allow them to build it up further with the options in Plan a Wedding.
Which options are best for grinding OaW will obviously depend on how easily you can obtain the items they require, or whether you have significant stockpiles you're willing to use up for this. That said, there are a few standout options worth considering: most options cost about 1 per point of OaW, but Locate a reliable vicar and Source food from local street-vendors are substantially cheaper (about 0.48 and 0.5 per point, respectively. As Rats on Strings are much easier to obtain than Favours: The Church, Source food from local street-vendors will often be a good option, especially in the beginning.
Once you feel you have enough OaW, you can move onto the ceremony itself. Depending on your levels of OaW, you can choose from a variety of different venues. Note that each venue will set your (and your spouse's) OaW to a particular value, which will determine what you can do after the ceremony.
|A hurried riverside ceremony||5||10||Costs|
|A tiny, shadowed room||5||10||Costs|
|A crooked church and the Medusa's Head||100||10|
|A marquee in Winewound Heath||300||150|
|The stage of Mahogany Hall||400||200|
|On a ship at zee||500||250||Gives x 1 Notability|
|The streets of Veilgarden||750||375||Gives x 1 Notability|
|St Dunstan's||1000||500||Gives x 1 Notability|
|St Fiacre's||10000||1000||Gives x 2 Notability|
|The Bazaar||10000||1000||Gives x 2 Notability|
At this point, you may spend your OaW to encounter various guests for various benefits.
|The Tiger Keeper||50|
|The Bishop of Southwark||50|
|The Gracious Widow||50|
|The Jovial Contrarian||50|
|Mrs Plenty||25||+6CP Making Waves|
|A pair of devils||25|
|A former lover: The Artists' Model||25|
|An acrimonious former lover: the Artist's Model||25|
|A former lover: The Jewel Thief||25|
|An acrimonious former lover: the Jewel Thief||25|
|The Melancholy Curate and his Enigmatic Sister||10|
|The Repentant Forger||10|
|The Sardonic Music-Hall Singer||10|
|A gaggle of urchins||5|
|A group of zailors||5|
|A cluster of socialites||5|
|A giggling coterie of Bohemians||5|
|A Rubbery man is putting amber in the punch||5|
|You search for an acquaintance (humble)||1||Sends An Invitation to a Humble Wedding to an acquaintance of your choice|
|You search for an acquaintance (extravagant)||5||Sends An Invitation to an Extravagant Wedding to an acquaintance of your choice|
- Requires no Your very own Infernal Contract
- Requires An Admirer of Beauty - Beautiful Company and no A Bitter Parting: the Artist's Model
- Requires An Admirer of Beauty - Beautiful Company and A Bitter Parting: the Artist's Model
- Requires no A Bitter Parting: the Master Jewel Thief
- Requires A Bitter Parting: the Master Jewel Thief
- Requires Acquaintance: the Repentant Forger
- Requires Acquaintance: the Sardonic Music-Hall Singer
- Requires a venue that requires less organising than Winewound Heath
- Requires a venue that requires at least as much organising as Winewound Heath
An Invitation to a Humble Wedding lets the recipient gain x 50 Bottle of Greyfields 1879; x 1 Favours: Bohemians and x 1 Favours: The Docks; or a Free Evening. An Invitation to an Extravagant Wedding lets the recipient gain Bottle of Greyfields 1868 First Sporing; x 1 Favours: Society and x 1 Favours: The Church; or a Free Evening.
If you no longer wish to be married to your player spouse, you have two options; either a Seek a mutually-agreed divorce, in which case your spouse's consent will begin the divorce process, or hiring a lawyer - the Ambitious Barrister if you aren't yet a Tier 2 PoSI, or Baseborn & Fowlingpiece if you are.
Although the latter route will immediately dissolve your marriage, the former will instead give both players Pursuing a divorce 5. This unlocks a storylet (Pursuing a Mutually-Agreed Divorce) in Your Lodgings, which has various options to increase Pursuing a divorce. Once both parties have Pursuing a divorce 100, you may both play End your marriage to end the marriage. Alternatively, at any point before one party leaves the marriage, either may reconsider the divorce, removing their Pursuing a divorce.
Marrying an NPC
Marrying an NPC is a great deal simpler. To marry an NPC, you need to have the relevant companion, and play the option in the relevant storylet in Your Social Engagements - for instance, to marry a Platonic Partner in Crime, you must have a Fabulous Accomplice and play Make your commitment to each other permanent in Cement your Relationship.
Several NPCs require a storyline before you can marry them.
- For the Celebrated Artist's Model you must first complete the Courting the Celebrated Artist's Model storyline.
- For the Master Jewel Thief you must first complete the Courting the Master Jewel Thief storyline.
- For the A Philosophical Courtship you must first complete the A Philosophical Courtship storyline.
If you are a PoSI, you may also marry A Bewildering Procession of Companions, Lovers, Suitors, and Paramours with Formalise your Relationship; this costs x 1 Cellar of Wine.
Divorcing an NPC is also much simpler, merely requiring that you play the relevant storylet in your lodgings - for instance, Separate from your Platonic Partner in Crime to divorce a platonic Partner in Crime.