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Angry families from two Rider clans show up to complain that <advisor> has led them both on in bridal negotiations. He/She has agreed to marry both <name1> of the <clan1> clan and <name2> of the <clan2> clan. Each family demands ten cows as redress for this humiliation. An embarrassed <advisor> says that both would make excellent husbands/wives, with so many fine qualities that choosing between them is impossible. “I admire <name1>’s good looks and wisdom, but also <name2>’s strong magic and good humor. He/She asks for more time to consider which of them would be best. It doesn’t dawn on her/him that neither man/woman wants her/him now.
  1. Compensate both.
  2. Compensate only the <clan1>.
  3. Compensate only the <clan2>.
  4. Compensate the <clan1>; try to win back <name2> for <advisor>
  5. Compensate the <clan2>; try to win back <name1> for <advisor>
  6. Convince both that no lasting harm has been done.

— Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind


Compensating a clan will repair their opinion of you.

Winning back a potential spouse is difficult, and failure will annoy both them and their clan further.

Finally, attempting to convince both clans that no lasting harm has been done may succeed partially, placating one clan while further enraging the other.

Keep in mind that if <advisor> is a woman, successfully winning back a suitor will result in her leaving the clan, at which point you'll have to find a replacement for her spot on the Clan Circle.


This event seems to trigger when an advisor on the circle has an indecisive personality.


“This exact situation happened to Verlaro; his sister Osara got him out of it.” — Circle member. Other comments: 

  • “If <advisor> gets either of them back, I’ll compose a song about it, which will be remembered throughout the ages.”
  • “Good trick, <name>! Wait, you were trying to play a joke on those two, right?”
  • “I’m surprised <advisor> could narrow it down to only two candidates.”
  • “No surprise <advisor> would be as indecisive about marriage as everything else.”
  • “In my defense, <name2> wooed me quite dashingly, and then <name1> batted those thick lashes of his…”