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Nyalda Marriage Maker is a ritual in which a hero attempts to enter the Godplane and to assume the role of Nyalda in a re-enactment of the myth Nyalda's Bride Price, which tells the tale of how Nyalda secretly wins her husband.

BenefitsEdit

The benefits you can select are:

  • A marriage blessing.
  • Strengthening of quester's abilities in Bargaining and Lore.
  • A treasure sacred to Nyalda.
  • Cows.
    Depends on choosing "Cows" in the story as a demand. Amount depends on bargaining success, 50 max.
  • A War Blessing against your ancestral enemy.
    Must successfully appreciate Elmal taking the "head of an enemy" in the story.
  • Gold Plaques worth 50 cows.
    Must successfully bargain an attendant with Little Yelm in story to choose.
  • The magical weapon Shargash gave you.
    Must successfully bargain an attendant with Shargash in story. You will choose from a selection of martial treasures.
  • Increased grain production.
    Must successfully summon Shargash's Grain wife in the story.
  • Internal harmony
    Must successfully affirm the bond between Nyalda and Elmal when asking for a "Demonstration of Elmal's divinity" in the story.

QuestersEdit

This ritual will require two heroes to reenact the ritual. Both must be female. The first hero takes on the role of Nyalda and is traditionally recommended to be highly skilled in Bargaining and Lore and be a worshipper of Nyalda if possible. The second hero take on a negotiator's role and and the skill they should be good in will depend on what you are trying to negotiate from Elmal for marriage.

If you negotiate for:

  • Cows: Be skilled in bargaining.
  • Head of an enemy: Be skilled in Diplomacy (gains "War magic against ancestral enemy option").
  • Internal Harmony: Be skilled in Lore (ask "How does he differ from the rejected suitors" or for a "Demonstration of Divinity").

WalkthroughEdit

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Little Yelm Section

Your choice will be determined by your best skill for highest chance of success. Bargaining based options that succeed can lead to getting goods worth 50 cows as a reward option:

  1. "A true god of the sky would never choose life under a roof"
    Lore based choice
  2. "A wife is not a slave"
    Canon based words that can succeed with poor skills
  3. "Lead him to a hill where a troll will ambush him"
    Food based choice or Lore?
  4. "Let him marry an attendant disguised as Nyalda"
    Bargaining based choice. Seems riskier than choice #5
  5. "Offer him marriage to one of Nyalda's attendants".
    Bargaining based choice

Shargash

Shargash Section

Your choice will be determined by your best skill for highest chance of success. Bargaining based options that succeed can lead to getting a weapon from Shargash as a reward option:

  1. "Summon his Rice Wife to threaten him with hunger"
    Food based choice. Fields Magic will aid it. Success will give "Increased grain production" reward option. Failure with this choice can potentially result in an Alkothi Demon men invasion event.
  2. "Summon his River Wife to attack him"
    Lore based choice
  3. "Let him marry an attendant disguised as Nyalda"
    Bargaining based choice. Seems riskier than choice #4
  4. "Offer him marriage to one of Nyalda's attendants".
    Bargaining based choice

Golden Men

Golden Men Section

Your choice will be determined by your best skill for highest chance of success. If you use an option to give the Golden Men a weapon or gold you will lose the weapon or gold reward option at the end of the ritual.

  1. "Mock them in song."
    Lore based choice, canon based and seems stronger than other Lore option in section
  2. "Set them against one another."
    Bargaining based choice
  3. "Solar fragments who wish to marry must find earth fragments."
    Lore based choice
  4. "Summon an earthquake."
    Magic based choice
  5. "Offer them the gold Little Yelm gave you."
    Bargaining based choice, will lose gold based reward option
  6. "Offer them the weapon Shargash gave you."
    Bargaining based choice, will lose Shargash weapon reward option
  7. "Run away"
    Will harm ritual's chance of success but may work if nothing else will

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Elmal and Relandar Section

This sections choice will depend on the second character's abilities or a specific reward you're seeking. Success in this section will be based on the second character's skills that you will choose upon picking one of these choices:

  1. "Cows."
    Bargaining based, unlocks Cows reward option
  2. "How does he differ from the rejected suitors"
    Lore based choice, unlocks "Internal Harmony" reward option if bond is successfully affirmed. Appears to be canon based compared to other Lore option in section.
  3. "A demonstration of Elmal's divinity"
    Lore based choice unlocks, "Internal Harmony" reward option if bond is successfully affirmed
  4. "Proof of true love"
    Choice will only decrease the chances of success of ritual. Lore based and requires you to pick another choice from this list to succeed in. Will not be able to change negotiator
  5. "The head of an enemy"
    Diplomacy based choice, unlocks "War blessing against your ancestral enemy" option