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Marriage

Ritual of hand-fasting

Shares a name with the old "pagan" marriage rites of the Celts, but is slightly different. A thick liquid is created from the sap of a certain tree, which is poured over the couple's joined hands. It hardens into a wax, which is then carefully removed. Keeping the mold intact is a sign of good luck and prosperity in the marriage.

Vormund does not believe in rituals; this is one of the central aspects which separates him from the Temple. While he acknowledges the power a ritual can have, he doesn’t believe the act itself has any true power. Thus, a marriage doesn’t even need a ceremony or a legal document, only a vow between two people. If Rowan should ask what is required of him to join, and Vormund would reply that there are no rituals, only devotions.
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