The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim: How To Get Married
In The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim romance can blossom in the strangest places. Some RPG fans may be a little surprised to learn that in Skyrim romance is not a long and drawn out affair, filled with endless wooing as per Mass Effect 3, for example. It is actually pretty simple. In order to open yourself up to marriage you have to be wearing the Amulet of Mara. The game’s Radiant Story engine calculates how much a character will like you. Generally speaking the more you help out an NPC the more they will like you but this is not always the case. In Skyrim, romance is not bound by any race, gender, age or creed. You are completely free to love and wed any character – as long as they like you. However, be aware, that characters can be unfaithful too, as Todd Howard found out!
Firstly, you must obtain the Amulet of Mara. this guide will tell you how to get it from Maramal but you can also find it as loot from Fort Greymoor to the west of Whiterun. It can occasionally be purchased in Riverwood, is a random loot drop and is worn by some Stormcloakes. But anyway, like I said, I will be focusing on Maramal.
Head to Riften. Marmamal is a priest and can be found in the Temple of Mara, the Bee and Barb inn, or just randomly wandering around the town. When you find him, press him to tell you about Mara, the Goddess of Love. When he asks tell him to tell you about marriage in Skyrim. He will go on to explain the mechanics of Skyrim romance and then offer to flog you the Amulet of Mara for 200 G. Put on the amulet and you are totally ready to find yourself a life partner. And that’s were love and romance in The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim really falls down. Once you have found an NPC that has the right level of interest in you an extra dialogue box will appear and after a short discussion you can pop the all important question.
You might find yourself totally irresistible to some NPCs once you flag up your intentions by wearing the amulet. If only real life romance was like that in Skyrim! Once you have asked your loved one to marry you head to the Temple of Mara and wait there – just in case you get side-tracked and miss your own wedding. You get to choose where you live, get a nice home-cooked meal, and a bit of gold when you get married. You also get the achievement “Married”. So, yeah, it’s all good.