Dracosylph Rites Of Partnership
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The Rites of Partnership are the marriage rites of the Dracosylph.

These Rites are unlike those of the other races in the Elemental Union. They do not require any form of observation by adjudicators or other individuals and there is no specification as to the genders or numbers involved; The Rites of Partnership have been known to take place between groups of up to twelve individuals, though more than six is often considered taboo.

When proposing to another, the Dracosylph suitor(s) will seek council with the Seers before inviting their intended to join them on the ritual hunt of a creature as specified by the Seers. It is traditional for this to be a large and powerful beast that presents great challenge to take down, such as a mammoth. If the hunt is accepted, those involved will then embark upon the hunt. This may take several weeks and cover great swathes of the Lyrzerian tundra as they stalk the prey.

On completing the hunt, the participants will remove and share the kill's heart between themselves, consuming it in entirety and marking the bond now between them, and take the remainder of the creature back to their Clutch, so that all may feast. A failed hunt, though rare, is considered to be an omen of incredibly bad tidings for the participants and their Houses and it is necessary to consult with the Seers as a result.

The Rites of Partnership are often followed by much celebration and feasting, sometimes lasting days, during which time the family, friends and ranking members of the House of the newly married will make offerings of gifts to the newly married.

It is extremely rare for Dracosylph to raise children without performing the Rites of Partnership first.

Dracosylph that survive a partner do not re-marry, in the belief that they will be reunited in their eternal love through reincarnation. In the case of a deceased spouse, it is common for the surviving partner to take their own life, so that they may be reincarnated together, their souls bound forever.

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