Thalerith Marriage

In addition to the normal marital traditions, after the standard ceremonies are performed, the Thalerith have a ritual referred to as the Ritual of Dominance. This ritual determines the surname the two newlyweds and their children will carry. It is usually a trial by combat, although it could also be a trial of wits or courage if both parties agree. Also, one party can yield to the dominance of the other party, without shame or losing honor and simply accept the dominance of their spouse.