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Fun Stuff : Hearts, Courtship and Marriage
For some reason it REALLY annoyed me that the girls (and guys) you meet in this story have no names. The girl you save at the beginning has a doll named Rosie so I call her Rosie. But unless you memorize what she looks like as an adult, you have no way of finding "her" again. In one game I thought I'd tracked her down, that she was living with her father next door to my house. So I wooed her and married her. But then later I remembered that Rosie's parents live in Bowerstone now. So this was probably some married woman that I wooed away from her husband! Yikes. It didn't give me a bad deed for that. But how can you know? How do you know if the woman (or man) you're interested in is free, married, or anything else?
In any case, at the beginning of the game you'll find it hard to woo someone. Even if you flirt and talk a lot, the heart over their head may be so tiny it's invisible. Don't sweat it. Just find yourself a nice haircut and nice tattoos and build up your character. By the time you get to your 3rd or 4th quest, you will walk into the barroom and TONS of hearts will appear everywhere instantly. You will be surrounded by a fawning crowd. It's pretty sad actually. You walk down the street and a trail of hearts will appear behind you. So the question will not be how to court ONE person but how to ignore the many many others.
By that point you'll have some nice flirting moves too - the manly arm pump, the hero pose. Just rotate between those until the heart gets really big, then give the person a rose, some chocolate, or even a wedding ring (a REAL one, not the cheap imitation!). Then "talk" to them and you can ask them to marry you.
"And So the Hero Married" ...When you do, you get a really cool video of you two being happy together, and the fresco shows up in the main guild (down under the library). Then that person shows up on your map with a gold ring floating over their head, instead of a heart. I got a dowry of 2,000g for my wife :)
Note that you do have to visit that person now every 5-7 days (game days) in order to keep things happy. Bring your spouse gifts, and they will sometimes give you gifts too. You don't have to see them daily - but you can't abandon them completely. If you do, they will be furious when you DO return and maybe even divorce you.
If you're after sex, then chat up your wife in your house and then get naked (in your underwear) and talk to her again. You have to flirt with her until she turns "gold" in aura. Usually she'll offer to go to bed - and the "lights go out" while you hear her happy sounds of joy. She calls you "naughty" in a giggly way, which sounds more like "Norty" :) If you just climb into bed, you just sleep, which cycles the clock forward 12 hours.
There's a guy at the Bowerstone Quay who wants you to hook up with his daughter, if you would get a Pudding Basin haircut.
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