Skyrim marriage and children explained

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has hit the world by storm, well maybe not the world just yet but you know what we mean. There seems to be no end to what you can do with this game, and to many will offer an endless experience. We are not saying that Skyrim is perfect, not in any way, as there are a few bugs and glitches, but these should be fixed in time. Having already covered many aspects of the game, we thought that we would now take a closer look at marriage and children.

Marriage in Skyrim is a strange affair, as there is a process that you need to do in order to show that you are ready for commitment. The way to do this is by wearing something called the ‘Amulet of Mara’. The moment that you have it on you will notice that members of the opposite sex will start talking to you more than usual.

There are a few tips that you can try in order to increase your success in marriage, which IGN UK explains how. Once you have the amulet on you then go up to an NPC who starts to pay you some attention. You will know if there is a chance of romance because you’ll be engrossed in further dialogue, it’s then up to you if you want to take the relationship to the next level. If you then wish to marry the person, you will need to talk to Maramal who will be at the Temple of Mara, as this is where the wedding needs to be arranged. The best part is how fast it all happens, it take just 24 hours from the moment you show an interest in a member of the opposite sex to the wedding ceremony taking place.

Then we have the whole thing about the children. There have been a few issues with these little tikes within the game. We know that you are unable to choose these as a playable character, but the things that they do in the game can anger you.

Skyrim is a lot like real life, as kids get bullied all the time, and this happens a lot in the game as well. There are times when you just want to intervene and stop it from happening, but you are not allowed to harm children in anyway in the game – which is how it should be in real life really. Bethesda has made it where you can interact with the children and also hit them, but you cannot harm then in any way.

 
 
  • Maxii Linton

    How do you get married then

  • CJ

    Did you get called away in the middle of writing this article or something?  Are you high?  This is a ‘closer look’ at marriage?  Basically all you’ve said is ‘marriage: well, you can marry people.’ Also the children?  You can hit them but not harm them?  Anger you how?  Because you can’t hit them?  WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THIS IS THE WORST WRITTEN ARTICLE I HAVE EVER MET.  Skyrim is excellent, though. And thankfully they used people with a talent for writing when they composed their stories and dialogue.

  • Spaceinvader

    worst written article ever

  • Eebeejeebee

    Did you forget to include something in this article? Like a point?

    • Dead Juice

      I have the exact same question, and also, does “hitting but not harming” mean I can punch the children?

      • CJ

        Apparently, if you punch the children, they kill you. That totally should have been in this article.

        • MikyBeans

          WOAH…………………. kids can kill you if you punch them??

          messed up stuff

          • Deckradentao

            yeah, they aggro, but you CANT KILL THEM! YOU CANT! so you end up being chased by children all across the lands.

  • Noneed124

    Some of those kids are already starting to piss me off. Totally going to mod killing them when I decide to go on my 1000 hour in killing spree.

  • Bbsmth538

    Sick perv

  • ImCommanderShepard

    Hey, wench! Make me a (virtual) sammwich!

    • MikyBeans

      You spelt sandwich wrong………. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      fail

      • KF

        And the joke goes flying over your head…

      • Kittenpox

        They also spelt ‘sammich’ wrong. :-p

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFNOKYKIAOVGYQRC7QHHQEOJYM Ultra-Humanite

          You must be the authority on how to spell purposely misspelled words.  Either that or you are a massive pedantic prick.

    • Deckradentao

      And this is my favorite sammich in the citadel.

  • Potatoe

    You keep saying ‘the opposite sex’, but if what I’ve been hearing is correct same sex marriage is an option in Skyrim.

  • Mypopwar

    @af0b1e780a347cdcd506fe7291a690fa:disqus hopefully not because like hitting children, gay marriage shouldn’t be done in real life also. Its gross, it’s against human nature, and quit frankly its just weird. plus you could catch an incurable infection that’s called aids 

    • Brettm20

       dude you can get the infection called aids with opposite sex as well if you have a issue with gay marriage keep it to yourself its not gross or wrong but yes i do agree it is weird but theres nothing wrong with it

    • Flubberguts

      Dude, if everyone in the world were straight and having kids we would have run out of space and resources a thousand years ago. Homosexuality isn’t against nature, look at common monkeys, they have sex with males and females often, big orgies. It happens all through nature so get the wool out of your brain and take your gay bashing attitude somewhere else

      • CORNBALL518

        IMAGINE IF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WAS GAY. WHERE WOULD WE BE? NON EXISTENT. THATS HOW YOU KNOW ITS WRONG(ALSO GROSS)

        • Shinajinn

          Go spread your homophobic comments somewhere else, homosexuality is not wrong or unnatural as proven by science. Its not only humans who have sexualities, it is happening in the animal kingdom all the time. If you don’t like it then stop talking about, because you must pay some interest with the fact you bother to discuss it…. homophobe….

          • TemplarKnight81

            You need to do more research,  Science has proven homosexual relations are more stressful, have more sexual partners (including orgies), and the list goes on and on.  And by the way, the true definition of homophobia is the fear of momotony.  Your welcome.

          • TemplarKnight81

            monotony not momotony

          • Sari

            not like anyone really cares what the true definition is. you got what he/she was saying so why give a real definition. plus it seems like your only on here to shoot down peoples comments when their trying to fight the negative. get a life hun.

          • TemplarKnight81

            I have one, it’s fantastic.  People should care, because you just look like a fool if you only believe in what ‘they’ (you know what I mean) tell you.  I’m not here to shoot down people who comment.  I’m here for truth not popular opinion.  Just because it sounds like ‘I’m a gay hater’ or something, I’m not, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t wrong.

      • TemplarKnight81

        Cats eat dung, dogs eat vomit, sheeps drown because of stupidity, and horses run off cliffs because the other horses did.  But you want to pick the one thing that ‘isn’t against nature’ just to make a point that animals are dumb…  Well, good job.

  • Anynoumous

    Can you have kids with your wife?

    • MikyBeans

      That is what I want to know. Has anybody figured that out?

  • Listen, I’m Right :)

    @Mypopwar – It’s amazing how unintelligible that assertion was. I could, without exaggeration, waste a great deal of my day tearing that very assertion to pieces, but I digress, I have better things to do. 

    But to say that a person catches AIDS from just homosexual sex is not only false but also a gross generalization; you contract HIV, you dumb-fuck, which then the AIDS virus develops, also, HIV is contracted in greater numbers in other areas.

    • Sean

      i agree with what you said in the beggining but actully, HIV, develops into AIDS with time. AIDS is the part that actully kills you.

      • hale

        Actually AIDS desrtoys the immune system to the point that you die of a perfectly preventable illness. Such as the rhino virus or flu. So the sniffles is the actual part that kills you. AIDS is just the meat shield

    • Buzzer

      Umad?

  • Trololo

     There’s no “cure” for retardation or dwarfism, dumbass. You can’t cure something that isn’t a pathology.

    • Ashley

      The idea behind the ‘curing’ theory is that it is a genetic abnormality and if you can find the gene that causes it can be ‘controlled’, ‘changed’, or ‘targeted’ and therefore altered.

    • Deckradentao

      There is no cure after the effect has taken place, but gene therapy at a very young age would technically be able prevent the worst of dwarfism and other physical genetic issues. mental ones like autism would of course have to be treated at an EXTREMELY young age though, possibly during the pregnancy.

  • Amersfoortvan

    pretty poor article, all u did really was remind us what marriage kinda ‘meant’ and that kids shouldnt be hit…..

  • Kylelynch86

    there can be same sex marriage to

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Gantz/100000523898849 Eric Gantz

    can you have more than 1 marriage? i.e commit bigamy

  • Nnaruto22

    can  you have a kid  make a big army out of your offspring and just take over  mhhahahahahaha no but can you have a kid of your own   

    • Cos

      An army of 84|) 455 little dragonborns running around, aiding you in quests…. HELLZ YES!!!

  • Champ40

    my amulet of mara isnt working any tips

    • Docious

      you need to have the person like you first by becoming afriend by doing a favor or quest

  • Champ40

    i mean no one is commenting on my amulet or even ecknolaging it is it a glitch

    • Spell Check

      acknowledging*

  • MikyBeans

    Okay, so you can’t hurt children, but can you have them?

  • TemplarKnight81

    How did this post turn into a homo-war?!  Homosexuality is wrong, sorry to brake it to you.  It’s not up to you or me to make the laws, just to follow them.

    • Guest

      Ideally, it is up to the people to make the laws. That’s kind of what democracy means.

      Good try though.

    • trrrreeee

      Anyone who doesnt like homosexuality is a bad and evil person and should be in jail for life. You are a disgrace to people.

      • Zoocko

        Eh, no.  Someone may not like homosexuality, in the same way I dislike pears.  But what matters is whether or not they feel the need to impose their dislikes on others.  I personally see no reason to outlaw pears simply because I feel they are vile and disgusting, and I personally do NOT think homosexuality is vile and disgusting.  I’m quite fine with it.  There is a huge difference between dislike and hatred.

      • Kingcloud01

        i dont agree with homosexuality in fact i think its wrong who r u 2 say that we should be thrown in jail 4 disliking it we have a right 2 r thoughts just as u do so next time think be4 u speak good day o and skyrim rocks

    • Guest

      It’s wrong to the eyes of the beholder and what gives you a right to say it’s wrong? People should just live how they want to live, we only have one life…why not make it a happy one? I surely do not want to live my life unhappy so I try to do as much things as I want and I respect people who do the same. So what if someone likes the same sex? It makes them happy and comfortable…and whats wrong with that?

  • Sweet3286

    i disagree with homosexuality because its against the bible

    • Ksomers143

      yeah and if you read on, wearing cotton is against the bible, doing ANYTHING on sunday is against the bible, throwing a rock east while looking west is against the bible, Petting a frog in a diagonal angle is against the bible, having ginger hair and complexion is against the bible, the bible is at times against the bible. One should never take texts that old literal. Ignorance is bliss to some folks i suppose

    • guest

      “judge not lest ye be judged” there’s some bible for ya. since you believe in it, you should read it.

    • Kurwynd

      God said “be fruitful and multiply” how do you do that without the help of the opposite sex? …and don’t say in vitro fertilization, no matter how you say it it still requires one male and one female to reproduce.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFNOKYKIAOVGYQRC7QHHQEOJYM Ultra-Humanite

      You read a 3,000 year old book and take its advice seriously?  Jesus, you are a dumbass.

    • Forgotten24

      Your going to hell

    • Sedrick

      I’ll have you know Akatosh is the real God…

  • IMAD ADOUDY

    Aren`t you to old to have an imaginary friend?
    And one more thing, DON’T YOU DARE BAG OUT SKYRIM!!!! 

  • Mkyow

    wish you could at least whip kids, or punish them into doing stuff for you.  theres a couple i’d love to smack across the backside with a strip of leather,,,or at least make them polish my armor suits. LOL

  • I MEAN REALLY??

    I DONT USUALLY DO THIS WHOLE COMMENT THING BUT I READ OVER ALL THESE INPUTS SO I COULD FIGURE OUT IF U COULD HAVE CHILDREN,,,I FOUND MY ANSWER ALONG TIME AGO…BUT IT BOTHERS ME THAT THE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD ARE AS INTELLIGENT AS A ROCK…SURE ALOT OF PEOPLE MADE VALID POINTS ON THE WHOLE AIDS AND HOMO THING BUT COMMING FROM SOMEONE WHO JUST LOOKED UP A ARTICLE ON A VIDEO GAME FOR HELP AND GOT CURIOUS TO SEE HOW THIS 1 LITTLE ARTICLE COULD GET SO MANY OFF TOPIC POSTS…ITS JUST AMAZING TOO ME…SHAME :(

    P.S. EXTREMELY LONG AND EXTINSIVE WORDS DOSENT MAKE YOUR BRAIN CAPACITY ANY HIGHER

    P.P.S. BUY SKYRIM!

    • Turquoise_hexagons

      Video games are entertainment I hope you don’t complain about movies or tv shows too lawls

      • guest

        you must be one of the people with a brain full of rocks he was referring to. He wasn’t complaining about the game one bit moron.

  • Kidfiness

    As if we did not already know, people take religion seriously. But really, who are we to judge others, we should all be so lucky to just be alive, and we should thank our Gods (whoever that might be) everyday for it. I belive that as long as you have a kind heart, and a peaceful way about you, you will live and die happy, what happens after, well no one really knows, but I am almost sure that sinning and then praying for forgiveness will only help a little. SKYRIM is a sweet game, probably one of the best ever made, play it and enjoy it, and keep the ugly comments to yourself.

  • A Skyrim Fan And Nothing More

    I think that this article and the questions that should be being asked shouldn’t be able a religion << It's a simple "can you get married and have kids?" Nothing more. So all you nerds, go back and play another three days of Skyrim and quit your arguing, I know that's what I'm doing :)

  • gamewolf

    What the hell is wrong with people… this is a site for SKYRIM information!!! I mean seriously, people need to get their heads out of their assess and get over homosexuality!!! GET OVER IT!!!