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Apparently, marriage is allowed in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

For example, as a Human, if I wanted to show my love for an Argonian or Khajit, and they were up for it, would I be shunned or treated differently by NPCs?

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Yet another great title for everyone to gawk at when it shows up in 'hot questions'... –  fire.eagle Nov 11 '11 at 16:53
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This is an excellent question and I'm curious for the answer. Supposedly in Skyrim, every single NPC has a direct opinion of you...interracial marriage should definitely play a role in that. –  spugsley Nov 11 '11 at 17:33
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Are the only a separate race, or are they a separate species? Shouldn't this be about inter-species marriages? –  Zoredache Nov 11 '11 at 23:53
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@Raven it seems you're correct. The main races are grouped Man, Mer, and Beast. uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Races –  Arkive Nov 12 '11 at 8:04
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As for why "race", it's just fantasy-genre convention to use "race" when what is actually meant is "species". Blame the 1978 printing of D&D. In TES there are both different species and different races in the species, but they roll it all together under "race". –  SevenSidedDie Nov 12 '11 at 19:55

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Skyrim's idea of romance is pretty tame compared to other RPG franchises (like Dragon Age and Mass Effect from BioWare). For the most part, who you marry is completely irrelevant, and nobody will comment about it: Skyrim is a very forward-thinking kind of place.

The official guide confirms this, even highlighting the lack of racial effects on marriage as a bonus.

So go and marry that Argonian, we won't judge (not that there's anything wrong with it).

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No, not at all! –  spauny Nov 21 '11 at 11:53
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Not when you're a werewolf. –  galacticninja Dec 12 '11 at 14:53

NO but people in the game tend to make fun of Argonians and use them as slaves....

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Can you elaborate on how this factor affects your significant other post-marriage, if at all? –  Mana Nov 13 '11 at 4:22

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