4.7.2 Engagement

Before two partners can undergo the Rites of Unity, their devotion to one another must be found strong enough to withstand the test of time. This "engagement" period serves to ensure that the partnership is not entered into lightly, and the marriage of the two souls is not entered into with haste.

To begin the engagement period, one of the two partners should PROPOSE UNITY TO <partner> WITH <object>, where the object is some item symbolizing their devotion to one another, such as a ring or a valuable heirloom. After the engagement has been formalized, the partners must endure a two-season period before their union can be formalized through the Rites of Unity. Note that this proposal can only be entered into if both parties are at least of the 30th level and have been within the realm for a minimum of 75 hours.
At any time during this engagement period, either of the partners may BREAK PROPOSAL to end the engagement. Should the proposal be made once more and accepted, the period will start over and a further two season will need to be endured. Once the Rites of Unity have been given, however, the partners can then only separate by sundering the union, by means of SUNDER UNITY WITH <partner>. This process requires 100,000 gold sovereigns in the inventory of the individual sundering the union to be carried out.