Re: a tearful wedding

From: Chris Lemens <chrislemens_at_...>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 18:01:03 -0700 (PDT)

> I was thinking that the people getting
> married originally could be Roganvarth
> Penterestsson & Rana Riverlocks. But
> this added twist just makes the whole
> business more tragic/interesting.
> During the Shargashi assault Rana was down
> inside the Tor and was dragged off to Hell
> along with the Shargashi when the Sea
> flooded their tunnel. So she's fought her
> way back through Hell, Alkoth and across
> half of Genertela to get back to Roganvarth's
> side only to find him getting married to
> someone else! (Taking a season or two do
> this of course).
> But who is Roganvarth marrying?

I've always been facinated by the middle eastern notion that a man has an obligation to marry his widowed sister-in-law. So, maybe Roganvarth's brother dies in the same event or near the same time. And maybe Rana has a bunch of kids. And maybe Roganvarth comes from a clan that everyone else thinks is particularly backwards, so think him really old-fashioned to feel bound to marry the sister-in-law. That would keep Roganvarth blameless, allowing for interesting deployment of "Know Heortling Culture" and "Know Precedent" and "Know Obscure Myths" types of abilities, as well as Rhetoric, Persuade Anyone, etc.

And, since it is a difference between the laws of different clans, Broyan has to decide, which means political problems . . .

Chris Lemens                          

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