Frankly a peculiar, hilarious, bizarre and (near inexplicable) series of circumstances that I struggle to comprehend OC, my character is looking to adopt another full Imperial Citizen as his son. To befuddle you further this is a Marcher adopting a Navarri.
Now knowing that full details on Marcher marriage etc are quite clear, this isn’t a marriage. Since I was told in game by a Magistrate this was not against Imperial Law… I assume this could have happened during downtime.
Although in truth, my mind is somewhat blank on what a Marcher adoption ceremony would look like, any thoughts? Probably exchange of poppets with (no doubt) the Navarri wrangling some blood in there.
I would talk to your Egregore. I think they pretty much have to be involved anyway since your Navarr is presumably becoming a Marcher? I would expect any Navarr hearth magic in the adoption ceremony to be muted for the same reason.
It’s mentioned several times that adoption is a normal thing in the Empire, particularly with Lineage and special attitudes, e.g. Merrow children going to Urizen from Brass Coast and I think they go from Marches to Bregasland marshes as well
Well, considering that children get to choose their nation upon reaching adulthood and it doesn’t have to be the same nation as their parents, I would say you could adopt someone of another nation. Most adoptions I have seen however has involved people moving to the nation of the person adopting them however, as there doesn’t seem much point in ‘adopting’ a full grown adult otherwise (as its pretty much just a mentor relationship anyway).