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    FABLE MARRIAGE FAQ
    For play on Xbox
    Presented by BoredGamer
    Version 1.27
    Last Updated: 10/15/04
    Phase: Technically Complete
    
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    ---------------------------WARNING-----------------------------
    
    This FAQ contains some sexual connotations that may not be suitable for all
    readers.  Said connotations are necessary, as they are a big part in this realm
    of the game.
    
    _______________________________________________________________________
    
    UPDATE HISTORY
    
    9/16/04
    9:31 PM Update
    I have come out of my extended hiatus to return to FAQing once again.  My EVO
    FAQ still needs to be complete, but before I get the motivation to complete
    that FAQ, I've decided to try my hand at this one.
    
    9/17/04
    1:10 AM Update
    FAQ is technically complete.  There may be other additions later, depending on
    what kind of response I get. Even spell checked it and added the ASCII.
    2:25 PM Update
    Added a little extra note from Ken on the attractiveness/scariness thing. See
    Section 1C for details.
    
    9/19/04
    12:35 AM Update
    Holy sweet buttered nipples!  Lots of e-mails, lots of e-mails.  I
    added some new notes.  Take a look and weep.  Thank you for those of
    you contributors out there.  Unfortunately, I'm not perfect, but
    fortunately, you can all help me patch the holes! 
    
    
    10/1/04
    -9:00 PM Update
    Finally, there has been a break in the hectic schedule.  Just adding
    anything new that I have found from e-mails.
    
    10/4/04
    -11:30 PM Update
    Made some small corrections and added an extra tidbit.
    
    
    10/15/04
    -2:20 PM Update
    "No booty" glitch added to extra tidbits.
    
    
    ------Important Notice------
    
    From here on, if you send e-mail and someone beats you to the punch,
    you will not get a response back.  It's not because I don't care and
    I'm not appreciative of your sending, but I have a ton of e-mail
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    Therefore, to anyone who sends any information, this is your advance
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    Reference credit goes to:
    Prima strategy guide for the tattoos and a few of the hairstyles.
    Lasher Dragon and Vidmaster for the info on attractiveness/scariness.
    Tony for the bit on obtaining items.
    Slayn and chas3265 for the Fire Monkey Tattoo bit.
    mb1 for the info on merchants.
    p03t_15_g0d_0f_p4 for the info on Hook Coast.
    daidojimamoru for the info on apprentices.
    Jason "TheRaven" for the info on the Sexy Pose.
    FableRules for the divorce info.
    Minty for the bit on the hair dresser.
    freshgroundtuesday for the bit on killing people in Bowerstone.
    sprucE moosE for the bit on trophies.
    poxsonm for the rental wife tidbit.
    
    
    Contents According to Joe
    -------------------------
    Section 1: Introduction
    1A: Fable: Land of Love and Lust
    1B: Why marry?
    1C: Attractiveness and Scariness
    Section 2: Pre-Courting
    2A: Housing
    2B: Apparel
    2C: Tattoos
    2D: Hairstyles and Facial Hair
    2E: Renown
    2F: What Not to Do
    Section 3: Courting
    3A: Expressions
    3B: Gifts
    3C: What Not to Do
    Section 4: Let's Get Hitched!
    4A: Proposal
    4B: Engagement
    4C: What Not to Do
    Section 5: Married Life
    5A: Maintaining Your Marriage
    5B: Sex
    5C: Divorce/Ending a Relationship
    5D: Extra Tidbits
    Section 6: Romance Rating
    Section 7: FAQ
    Section 8: Legal Bit
    Section 9: Thank You and Goodbye
    Section 10: My Apologies...
    
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    /  SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION  \
    -----------------------------
    
    1A: FABLE: LAND OF LOVE AND LUST
    
    Yes, Fable!  The land where you can have every woman falling at your feet or
    fleeing in absolute horror.  Yes, you can even have men falling at your feet in
    "adoration."  However, it isn't as simple as walking up to a woman and saying,
    "Nice shoes.  Wanna [copulate]?"  If only it were that simple.  Thank the gods
    of gaming, however, that it isn't quite as difficult in real life.  I mean,
    we're talking about a game where you can meet a girl/guy, court her/him, marry
    her/him, and boink her/him in the frame of 5-10 minutes, and never have to
    worry about trying to figure out their complex psychology.  All you need is the
    right look, the right attitude, the right implements (and by implements, I
    don't mean anything battery operated), and a house, and you, Chicken Chaser,
    could be a happily married man... Or you could use marriage as a way to benefit
    yourself in several different ways... Mwahahahah...
    
    1B: WHY MARRY?
    
    Yes, why marry anyway?  Does it give you any specific advantages?  Does your
    spouse have the ability to kill Balverines?  Can your spouses shoot lasers from
    their eyes?  No, but I can give you some reasons- some good, some half-assed-
    to marry in the game.
    
    -It broadens the depth.  The game is somewhat short compared with other RPG's
    as it is.  Having some mundane, yet fun side quests like this are an added perk
    to the gameplay.  Just don't expect to get shacked up immediately.  You will
    have to work at it a bit.
    
    -If you marry a woman, you will get paid a dowry.  Marry enough and the dowry
    can outweigh what you've spent to get shacked.  It'll take a while, though, so
    getting married to make long term money isn't always the smartest idea.
    
    -If you marry someone in a place that does not allow weapons (and thus, no
    killing) like Bowerstone South, you can easily get divorced and earn 600 evil
    points.  Beating your spouse and getting a divorce is one of the most, if not
    the most, evil thing you can do.
    
    -The "sex scenes" are worth a chuckle, especially to hear your wife call you
    "norty."
    
    -According to Tony, you can get items from your spouses.  Yes, it's
    true.  I've gotten a few myself, such as an Obsidian Greatsword or Dark
    Leather Gloves. 
    
    -You'll get a lot of renown points. A lot.
    
    1C: ATTRACTIVENESS AND SCARINESS
    
    Before you get too far into this FAQ, it would probably be a good idea if you
    knew something about these stats.  These are stats that do not affect your
    battle, but your appearance towards others.
    
    Attractiveness- This measures how good looking you are, and is essential in
    getting you a spouse.  If it's really high, women will fawn over you,
    relationship ratings will get high quicker, and you won't have to work as hard
    to get someone to fall in love with you.
    
    Scariness- Shows just how much of a terror you are to gaze upon.  This is the
    stat you don't want.  Think of going to a bar, club, or other social engagement
    and trying to hit on a prospective mate while wearing a werewolf costume.
    Unless it's a Halloween party, which don't exist in Fable, chances are you're
    not going to get far.  Then again, if your prospective mate is into furries, it
    might... Nonetheless, higher Scariness is bad for relationships.  Moreover, if
    it's too high, you won't even be able to approach people, as they will be
    running in the other direction.
    
    Relationship Rating- This is something you don't see in your stat menus.  It
    can be judged based on the heart over the NPC's head.  You can make this bigger
    by hitting on the person or giving him/her gifts.  What you really want to look
    out for is when it begins to slowly fade in and out.  This means the person has
    fallen in love with you and will shortly ask for marriage.
    
    ---This just in---
    
    "My character has 100 attractiveness and 100 scariness, and I have women
    just falling in love with me left and right. After I got married, I
    went into the bar in Bowerstone South and decided to see what affect
    alcohol has on my character and the effect of buying beers for people.
    I gave a couple people beers, did a few hero poses, had the bard sing,
    and then people started flocking to the bar. Next thing I notice is
    that all the women in the bar have almost full hearts above their heads
    - and I hadn't even given a beer to them yet. So I go back to the bar,
    order a bunch of beer, and start handing it to the ladies. Get this -
    every, and I mean EVERY girl a gave a beer to immediately fell in love
    with me! I was already married, but it was cool to see."- Lasher Dragon
    
    "You said that the trick does not work when you are playing the evil
    path.  I have found that it does actually work, and there's an even
    easier way to make everyone fall in love with you.  If you keep your
    attractiveness at 100 (which I did by wearing a big beard, the normal
    haircut, and some attractive tatooes) and keeping your scariness in the
    negative numbers, people fall in love with you just by looking at you. 
    When I first entered Oakvale, I was already well down the evil path.  I
    had the beginnings of horns popping out of my forehead, but my
    attractiveness was 100 and my scariness was below zero - I don't
    remember exactly what it was, but it was definitely negative.  After
    wandering around town, only talking to merchants, I noticed that every
    single female in the town and a few men had enormous hearts above their
    heads and had developed the green aura that signifies love.  I also
    found that when I went back to Bowerstone, people I had never talked to
    began to fall in love with me - not everyone one, but the majority of
    the eligible citizens would have accepted my marriage proposal, and all
    I had to do was be really sexy."- Vidmaster
    
    
    One thing I also found last night while playing with my good character
    is that if your good level is high enough, people will fall in love
    with you automatically. I also noticed that people who hadn't even
    fallen in love with you yet will ask for a Wedding Ring.
    
    Also...
    
    "while it is true that most women in the game wont take a second look at
    you once you burn out their eyes with your scariness... there is one
    town in the game (that i know of so far) where the more evil and scary
    looking you are (im talking horns red aura round your feet evil armor
    scary tatoos the whole deal) the more they will be attracted to you
    
    try going to Hook Coast with the most evil character you can imagine i
    bet after 1 flirt each all the girls will have flashing giant hearts
    above their heads"- p03t_15_g0d_0f_p4
    
    
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    /  SECTION 2: PRE-COURTING  \
    -----------------------------
    
    Before you even consider making a girl yours, there are a few pre-requisites
    you'll need to do.  As I stated before, you can't just solicit around for
    marriage and sex.  You actually have to do some work for it.  Now, not all of
    these things are wholly required, but they are incredibly helpful...
    
    2A: HOUSING
    
    You don't have to get a house before courting, but it is nice to have before
    you start.  Just be sure you have one before you propose to someone.  If you're
    looking for a house that meets the minimum requirement for one suitable for
    marriage, get the one in Bowerstone South.  It's only 1500 gold.  You can
    easily make that money doing quests or gambling (if you're good at the games).
    I actually found I'm really good at the pairs game.  I can usually make more
    than 10,000 gold in one sitting off that game alone.  However, if you're not
    that good at that game, then you're going to need to make a living some other
    way.  Either way, the Bowerstone house is one of the cheapest you can get
    without killing someone to get it.
    
    Note that I will keep you posted once I find a house chaeper than this.  I just
    have to evict a few people in some other houses first, heh...
    
    2B: APPAREL
    
    Wearing dark armor suits isn't going to win over too many fair maidens.  There
    is actually one suit of clothing that's incredibly easy to get that has around
    the highest, if not the highest, attractiveness rating.
    
    -Getting the Will User's Bright Suit-
    
    If you don't have any gifts, you'll need to purchase one.  Chocolates and Red
    Roses are the cheapest.  If you happen to have some on you, don't bother buying
    one.  Now, head to the Rose Cottage.  To get there, you will have to travel
    through the Greatwood Forest.  When you come to a place called the Greatwood
    Cullis Gate, you're one map away from the Rose Cottage.  When you come to the Y
    in the road, hang a right.  Against the left wall as you're coming in will be a
    Demon Door.  He'll whine about how no one loves him.  Give him a gift (I
    stupidly gave him a Wedding Ring, thinking only that would suffice, the first
    time, but came to find out that any gift will do).  He'll swing wide open.
    Inside will be a chest with the suit in it.
    
    2C: TATTOOS
    
    Tats are not in any way required to do this.  However, there are a couple, like
    either of the Harvest Tattoos, that can still give you a little extra edge.
    Honestly, I usually don't even bother with them, as most of them just raise
    your scariness level.  There is, however, one tattoo that will raise your
    attractiveness by quite a bit, but you need to commit a crime in order to get
    it.
    
    -Getting the Golden Harvest Tattoo-
    
    Run over to the schoolhouse in Bowerstone South.  You should see some barrels
    near the entrance.  Destroy one of them to reveal the tattoo.  It's best to do
    this during the night, when no one can see you.  If one of the kids should see
    you, one of them will most likely rat you out and you will have to pay a
    not-so-hefty fine for vandalism.  Getting this on your body will actually raise
    your attractiveness and your alignment by 35 points!
    
    ---This just in---
    
    "Just to mention on the tattoos(perhaps I didn't see a comment about
    it). You can get a +51 attraction/alignment tattoo called Fire Monkey
    Tattoo. I got it in the [second GreatWood area] (we think it's great
    wood lake...), the area with the broken bridge. Not that one would need
    it if they had the full suit of Bright Will Robes."- Slayn
    
    According to chas3265, you can also get the tat from the Beardy Baldy
    sidequest in Bowerstone South.
    
    
    2D: HAIRSTYLES AND FACIAL HAIR
    
    This actually does have some effect on how you will do.  Different styles of
    either will change your scariness, alignment, and attractiveness.  Obviously,
    you're going to want ones that make you more attractive.  This means if you're
    shooting for a particular look, you may have to give it up in order to get some
    action.  That is _may_.  You can still attract women when you're somewhat
    scary, just as long as you're not so ungodly scary that the blind flee from
    you.  Here are some suggestions of hairstyles and facial hair that I think
    might work.
    
    -Hair Styles-
    
    Bald Head (+50 Attract/-50 Scare)
    Short Hair (+50 Attract)
    Normal Haircut (+50 Attract/+50 Scare)- Just make sure you can balance out the
    scare factor here...
    
    -Facial Hair-
    
    Big Beard (+48 Attract/-48 Scare)
    Chin Beard (+24 Attract/-24 Scare)
    Mutton Chop Beard (+48 Attract)
    Normal Beard (+48 Attract/+48 Scare)- Same as the Normal Haircut
    Power Mustache (+49 Attract/-49 Scare)
    Regular Beard (+48 Attract)
    Sheriff Mustache (+49 Attract/+49 Scare)- Same as above
    
    I, personally, went with a Normal Beard and a Bald Head the first time through.
    You could do any possible combination, as long as you are still one sexy beast
    at the end of the day.
    
    2E: RENOWN
    
    What is it that woman yell in the beginning of the game?  "There goes Chicken
    Chaser!  Look at those chickens run!"  That's pretty much a signal saying, "You
    gettin' NONE of this!"  If you hit on girls early in the game, they'll laugh at
    you or question you for flirting with them.  It has nothing to do with your age
    or your title Chicken Chaser.  Hell, you could go to the namingway
    (REFERENCE!!!) and pick "Arse Face" and age to 65 and still get married.
    
    What you need to improve is your renown.  With this, people will be more
    impressed with you, they'll take you more seriously, and you'll have a bigger
    repertoire of hit-on arsenal. Gaining renown is about the easiest thing you can
    do in the game.  It's elementary, really:
    
    -Do quests. Duh!  That's what the core of the game is!
    -When doing quests, try to do boasts that are within your playing skill.
    -Kill more creatures.  It will add meagerly to your renown level, but every
    little bit helps.
    -Kick major ass at gambling.  I found this out by owning all at the pairs
    table.  I got about 200 renown for it.
    -Show off your trophies in highly populated areas (thanks sprucE moosE!)
    
    It is also worth noting that if you become a celebrated champion in the game,
    people will naturally begin to fall in love with you.  At least, that is what
    it seems.
    
    
    2F: WHAT NOT TO DO
    
    1) Wear ugly/scary clothing.  Bottom line.
    
    2) Get scary tattoos.  People don't dig the "I'm a powerful wizard that
    worships Satan" look.  Although, being evil doesn't seem to matter, as I have
    gotten many wives while I was evil.
    
    3) Get scary haircuts.  You had to see this one coming.  Punks and Fu Man Chus
    are pretty much out of luck.
    
    4) Super boost your scariness rating.  You're trying to attract them, not repel
    them.
    
    5) Hit on people naked.  Those of you nudists out there are going to be a bit
    disappointed.
    
    So basically, just use common sense and you'll be alright.
    
      --------------------
    /  SECTION 3: COURTING \
    ------------------------
    
    You've got the look.  You're not scary.  You're a tiger!  Now, it's time to
    start hitting on the prospects.  Keep in mind when courting, you can hit on
    women and men alike.  However, finding a woman who will marry you is many times
    easier than finding a guy who will marry you.
    
    NOTE: Before courting anyone, it's usually best to do it in a town where you
    own a house.  Otherwise, you will have to lead that person all the way to your
    house where they'll run the risk of becoming Hobbe food.
    
    3A:EXPRESSIONS
    
    There are three expressions that you can use that will cause the denizens of
    Fable to swoon: Flirt, Manly Arm Pump, and Sexy Pose.  You will gain Flirt
    early in the game, but Manly Arm Pump and Sexy Pose you will have to build up
    your renown.  See Section 2E for references on Renown.
    
    What you're going to want to do is use these constantly while courting your
    selection.  A heart should appear over her or his head and get bigger each time
    you use one of these expressions.  Do not use the same on in a row.  In other
    words, don't Arm Pump, Flirt, Flirt.  It will be less likely to work if you do
    the same one you just did.  Alternate between the two or three that you have.
    
    On a sort of side note, I'd like to add that the Sexy Pose is not totally
    necessary to win someone over.  It is, however, incredibly nice to have, as it
    does raise their relation rating quicker (or at least it seems to).
    
    I also find it easier to hot key these expressions since you cannot rely on the
    game to give you the one that you want at the right time.  In case you do not
    know, you can hot key in the main menu or in the quick menu you can bring up by
    pushing D-pad up.  Keep going through the menu until you hit the expression,
    select it, and it will bring up a menu with functions such as "Assign to Up,"
    etc.  Choose the buttons that suit you best.  Bring up the hot keys by hitting
    the R Trigger and push the desired D-pad direction.
    
    -This just in...-
    
    "I just wanted to give you an addendum on the Sexy Hero Pose Expression. 
    It seems that the Sexy Hero Pose is good for "group work;" while
    flirting raises one 'target' girl's love meter, Sexy Hero Pose appears
    to have an influence on anyone within a certain range of your character."- 
    Jason "TheRayven"
    
    3B: GIFTS
    
    Expressions can only go so far.  After a while, if you expression your victim
    to death, they'll begin to lose interest in you.  That's when you slip a gift
    in.
    
    There are many gifts you can choose from, but I'm only going to talk about the
    ones that are the best suited for the job, or at least necessary to talk about.
    Your best bet is to go with ones that are inexpensive, since you really don't
    need any of the expensive ones to get married (save for a Wedding Ring).  The
    ones that you will probably find yourself buying the most are Red Roses and
    Chocolates.  Both of these items are incredibly cheap.  Seriously.  You can get
    them with chump change and they work just as well as a ruby or a diamond (if
    only it were that easy in real life...).  The Perfume is also not a bad choice,
    but it's about 100 gold vs. the 10-20 that you would spend on Chocolates or a
    Red Rose.  Honestly, I don't buy Perfume, but if I happen to find it on oh say,
    a dead body, I'll still give it to a girl.  Nothing says lovin' quite like
    goods from your burning victims.  As far as the expensive gems go, I don't even
    use them for relationships.  Sell them.  They're worth much more that way.
    Especially when someone many times cheaper will get the job done.
    
                       ---------------WHAT YOU'RE AIMING FOR---------------
    
    So, you're doing the expressions, you're giving the gifts.  What you're waiting
    for is for a harp sound, followed by the heart over the person's head fading
    out and back in.  This means they've fallen in love with you and are ready to
    be married.
    
    
    3C: WHAT NOT TO DO
    
    1) Buy expensive gifts.  I said it before.  Cheap ones work just as well.
    
    2) Give crappy gifts.  Your prospective woman would love a Rose, but probably
    not enjoy, oh say, a fish.
    
    3) Use vulgar expressions.  Nothing will sink a relationship faster than
    burping and farting constantly around your prospective mates.  While doing it
    once will not kill the mood completely, doing it a lot will get you in deep
    doo.  It's also best not to swear, sneer, or laugh maniacally around them,
    either.
    
    4) Hurt your mate.  One hit, just one, will completely end the relationship.
    Several more will completely end their life.
    
    5) Commit crimes in front of the ones you're courting.  No one likes a bad boy
    in this game.  At least, they don't like you when they see it.  It's still kind
    of darkly funny to shank someone in front of a person and hear them say, "I
    wish I hadn't seen that," so matter-of-factly.
    
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    /  SECTION 4: LET'S GET HITCHED!  \
    -----------------------------------
    
    Your mate has fallen in love with you.  Congrats, Tiger!  Now, before you
    choose Excel Saga's lavish Put it In selection on the menu (sorry if that
    confused anyone who hasn't seen Excel Saga), you need to get married.
    
    4A: PROPOSAL
    
    After the person has fallen in love with you, talk to them.  They'll ask you to
    get them a Wedding Ring.  What you'll want to do is either buy the whopping one
    at Bowerstone South, which is fairly expensive, or head to Oakvale where they
    have more Wedding Rings for quite a bit cheaper.  I recommend the latter of the
    two.
    
    When you have a real Wedding Ring in hand, get to the person who's fallen for
    you.  If they've lost a little favor, do a few tricks to get it back up, talk
    to them again to prompt the wedding ring suggestion, and give them the ring.
    You can do this by hitting the Up D-pad button, going into Items, then Gifts,
    then Wedding Ring, then Use.  If that isn't brought down to bloody detail, I
    don't know what is.  The person's heart will turn yellow.  This means you are
    now engaged.
    
    4B: ENGAGEMENT
    
    Now, to marry the person is simple.  Walk up to them, select the Follow
    expression, and lead them to your house.  Once your partner is inside, he/she
    will say that the two of you make a great couple.  Talk to them at that point
    and it will prompt a selection to marry him/her or not.  Select yes.  If you
    married a woman, you will get some money in dowry and a nice cut scene.  If you
    married a man, you get a big, hairy oaf who wants hot man lovin'.
    
    From that point on your spouse will have a ring over his/her head.  You can
    only have one spouse per house, so don't go looking for another mate unless you
    have another house in another town.  Yes, polygamy is okay in Fable.
    
    4C: WHAT NOT TO DO
    
    1) Give your prospective mate a Fake Wedding Ring.  Fable people may be plain,
    but they're not stupid.
    
    2) Propose to someone before they've fallen in love with you.  Thankfully, this
    has no repercussions, it seems.  You don't lose the ring and you can still
    propose to the person later.
    
    3) Propose to someone who isn't in love with you.  Same story as above.  This
    mainly applies to men, as most men in the game are not wanting another man in
    their life.
    
    4) Attack the person after proposing to them.  Congrats, you've just wasted a
    wedding ring.  Now, off with her head!
    
    5) Lead the person you've just proposed to into the wild.  Unless you're so
    good at killing enemies that you can protect your fiancee.  Although, it might
    be amusing if you leave him/her in the middle of a pack of Bolverines.
    
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    /  SECTION 5: MARRIED LIFE  \
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    Well, now you've ignited the fire and you've got to keep it burning.  Unless,
    of course, it becomes too much of a hassle, then you can find ways to
    extinguish it.  Some more radical than others, of course...
    
    5A: MAINTAINING YOUR MARRIAGE
    
    Just because you're married doesn't mean your home free. You'll have to keep
    the person happy, which isn't hard.  Here's what I do after about every other
    quest/task or so: Visit all of your spouses and spend time with them.  Flirt
    with them, use pleasing expressions, give them gifts, have sex with them, etc.
    Not joking.  Having sex with them seems to keep them quite pleased.
    
    Now, what you want to avoid is pretty much common sense.  Don't do things
    during the marriage that you wouldn't do before the marriage.  Don't become
    scarier, don't hurt your spouse(s), don't use vulgar expressions.  Most
    importantly, don't neglect them, otherwise they will divorce you.  If you're
    trying to play a good character, you don't want a divorce on your hands.
    Strangely enough, you would be better off just killing your spouse, as that
    lands you far less evil points than divorce.
    
    5B: SEX
    
    I've spoken to a lot of people who brought this up as one of their first goals
    in the game.  While sex in this game is about the same as Grand Theft Auto
    (minus the car; and the fact that you don't get life back; and the fact that
    you can't club your spouse to death and get your money back; and the... well, I
    think you get the point) it seems to really help strengthen a relationship.
    
    Having sex isn't hard.  Keep flirting and talking with your spouse until their
    aura turns yellow.  Talk to her/him at that time and they'll ask you if you
    want to go to bed.  Say yes and the screen will go black.  You'll hear
    different somewhat sensual expressions and phrases, such as a moan, a playful
    laugh, or even the woman calling you "norty."  On a funny note, if you have sex
    with a man, he seems a bit more cautious and uptight about the affair.
    Sometimes, he'll even scream in sudden panic or surprise.
    
    5C: DIVORCE/ENDING A RELATIONSHIP
    
    Most of this stuff is covered throughout the FAQ.
    
    Anyway, it goes without saying that being "norty" outside of bed will get you
    nowhere in your relationship.  However, this is a great way to earn some evil
    points if you've married the person.
    
                                 -Getting Divorced for Dummies-
    
    The easiest way I know is to marry someone in Bowerstone South.  Why, you ask?
    If you marry someone where weapons are allowed, you're more likely to kill the
    person and get less evil points rather than divorce him/her.  Once you've
    gotten hitched and done what you want with your new spouse, begin to beat
    him/her up.  Eventually, they will say they want a divorce.  You will have to
    give part of your house to them, and you will have to will successfully earn
    600 evil points.  So, apparently killing someone isn't nearly as bad as
    divorcing them.
    
    There are other ways to lose your spouse's interest.  Continually use rude
    expressions, commit crimes in their presence, or just plain neglect them.
    Don't visit them, don't talk to them, don't do anything with them.  After a
    while, they'll hate your guts.
    
    If getting divorced isn't in your forte and you'd rather see truly take their
    breath away, attack them while in an area that allows weapons.  You see, people
    can't die in towns like Bowerstone South where they do not allow weapons.  So,
    you will have to lead your spouses out into the wild and either leave them for
    the many bad guys or just kill them yourself.  Most cities, however, will allow
    you to execute them.  Just make sure you do it where no one is looking,
    otherwise you will have to pay a 2000 gold fine.
    
    Also...
    
    "If you're married, and you get divorced with your wife, (I usually beat
    my wives for a divorce so neglect might not work) the other women/men
    in that town will no longer be attracted to you.  In fact, they will
    fear you.  This worked in Bowerstone and Oakvale, but in Bowerstone, I
    had already given a ring to another woman so after a little bit, her
    heart came back, but if I hadn't given her the ring, it might've stayed
    gone.  You should experiment with it, if you want, and then you can add
    this fact to your FAQ to warn people about being divorced.  I'm pretty
    sure I wouldn't be married in Oakvale if I hadn't led a Guild
    Apprentice that was in love with me there from the Heroes' Guild (lots
    of walking, bleh) so you can get married there, just not to residents
    there."- FableRules
    
    "
    I just wanted to give my two cents, in your faq you
    mention that it isn't possible to kill your wife in
    Bowerstone.  While this may be true that you are not
    allowed to directly kill her, she is fully capable of
    dieing in an unfortunate accident involving guards and
    stray crossbow bolts.  Doesn't really affect anything
    except for being a good way to get your ex out of your
    home after divorce."- freshgroundtuesday
    
    Freshgroundtuesday, you'll be the patron saint of murder in
    murder-restricted areas in my book.  Thanks!
    
    5D: EXTRA TIDBITS
    
    ---Rental Wife---
    
    
    1) Go into Bowerstone South and buy the house there.
    2) Pull out on of your trophies midday and use it and you'll find that
    there are exactly 20 people in this town that can be awed by you.
    3) Rent out your house, go out and adventure some and stop by
    Bowerstone South every now and then and use your trophy. Keep doing
    this until it tells you that there are now 22 people in town that can
    be awed by you. If you go over to your house now you'll see that the
    door has opened and that two people have moved in (One is a little boy
    that you can find in the school, and the other has always been a
    women, though it shouldn't matter if it's a man)
    4) Find the women that moved into the house (She's often in the house
    but does wander around). Make sure it's the women that rented the
    house and now use your charm on her. When she says she wants a ring
    try and marry her and it should tell you that you need a house first
    (You have a house but you are currently renting it)
    5) Well, you should know what to do now, go over to your house that
    you are renting and say you would like to use it as your marital
    house. Then go find your bride to be and give her that lovely ring.
    You'll be moved on over to the house and wife with you.
    6) Have all the fun you want with your wife before leaving town.
    7) When you leave town and come back you'll find that the sign is now
    back up front that you can use to sell or rent out the house and that
    your wife is nowhere to be found (Nor is her little kid).
    
    Contributed by: poxsonm
    
    ---"Alien Abduction" glitch---
    
    One other thing that I'd also like to note that I've been getting
    reports on from many people is that there appears to be a bad glitch
    that was left in Fable.  Apparently, people's wives have been
    mysteriously disappearing.  When this happens, you can apparently
    remarry.  Either this is a glitch or proof of alien life in Fable. 
    Maybe one day, one of those wives will return with a stiff walk about
    her. 
    
    ---No Booty For You Glitch---
    
    New reports have been coming in of another glitch that was not properly
    taken care of.  It is not known what causes it, but basically your
    character goes from sexy ultrahunk to undesirable sod.  People have
    said that everyone absolutely adored their characters, then suddenly
    people would not respond to their flirting.  Their spouses, also,
    showed no love towards them at all.
    
    There is no known way to patch up this glitch or what causes it. 
    Should be be stricken with this glitch, my condolences.
    
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    This is nothing too special.  This is in your Personal menu under Statistics.
    This basically sums up your history and your present love life in a few small
    categories.
    
    ---SEXUALITY---
    There are four different sexualities, each one reflects on your current
    spouses.  You can change your sexuality by marrying or divorcing/killing other
    spouses.
    
    Unknown- This means you have no current spouse, regardless as to who you were
    previously shacked up with.
    
    Heterosexual- This means you have at least one wife and no husbands.
    
    Gay- This means you have at least one husband and no wives.
    
    Bisexual- This means you have at least one husband and at least one wife.
    
    ---Number of Spouses---
    This is the number of spouses you currently have.  Change this number by
    getting married or losing a spouse.
    
    ---People That Have Fallen In Love with You---
    This is the number of people who've had the "harp sound" and are ready to be
    proposed to.  This is a cumulative amount, so anyone who's fallen in love, then
    fallen off the mortal coil is still accounted for.
    
    ---Number of Weddings---
    This pertains to the number of times you've been married, both current and
    past.
    
    ---Divorces---
    Number of times divorced.  Did you really need that one explained.  Deaths do
    not count.
    
    ---Number of Times Widowed---
    How many of your spouses have died, either by force or by "accident."
    
    ---Number of Times Had Sex---
    How many times you've sunk the apple in any kind of marital relationship.
    
    
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    Q: Is there really sex in this game?
    A: Yes and no. There is no visual sex.  You just hear what's going on.
    
    Q: Is there gay marriage/sex?
    A: Yes.
    
    Q: Can you be a pedophile?
    A: Thank God no!
    
    Q: What happens if you hit on children?
    A: They'll say they don't understand.
    
    Q: Can you hit on any person in the game?
    A: Yes, but only women and a select few men will respond.
    
    Q: Can you marry an apprentice?
    A: Yes, as far as I know.
    
    "Well, I just finished reading through the faq, and wanted to let you
    know that yes, you can marry an apprentice, however, you will have to
    lead him/her to whatever town you have your house in (Not too bad if
    you're going to Bowerstone, pretty sucky for Oakvale, as I learned too
    late). Also, at least the one I picked, the female apprentices have the
    same married phrases as Lady Grey, so that might effect some people's
    decision. Anyways, hopefully that's useful for ya."- daidojimamoru
    
    
    Q: Can you marry a guard?
    A: No. You cannot even hit on a guard.
    
    Q: Can you kill your spouse?
    A: Yes.
    
    Q: Can you have children?
    A: As far as I know, no.  I've done it with my wife many times and she still
    has yet to get pregnant.
    
    Q: Can a marriage sour in any way?
    A: Yes. Through neglect, abuse, or just plain rudeness.
    
    Q: Is polygamy aloud?
    A: Yes, but only one spouse per town.
    
    Q: Can you marry both a woman and a man?
    A: Yes.
    
    Q: Can you rape people?
    A: No.
    
    Q: Can you have pre-marital sex?
    A: Though a lot of people insinuate it, no.
    
    Q: How come someone won't marry me?
    A: Well, either they aren't ready yet or they aren't interested.  Or they're a
    guard.
    
    Q: Can you marry a chicken?
    A: No, though that would be amusing.  Then your daughter can be the Chicken
    Lady (ah, I miss Kids in the Hall).
    
    Q: Can you marry merchants?
    A: "Just a tip, I tried it to see what would happen, but you cannot
    marry a shopkeeper. Every time you try to talk to them, you can only
    shop. The only way I can think to do it would be to get them to follow
    you out of their shop and keep them out until after the shops close. I
    don't even know if that would work then. I got to thinking about this
    when the barber fell in love with me and I thought you might want to
    put it in your FAQ." -mb1
    
    Hmm...
    
    "A small update to the last Q&A, you actually can marry the hairdresser
    in Bowerstone South.  I did it mostly out of curiosity.  When you talk
    to her and it says "Do you want to trade?" say no and if she's in love
    with you and has a pink heart over her head she'll start asking about a
    ring.  After your wedding, the barbershop goes up for sale and you can
    buy it for 1500 gold.  Unless you're interested in that, I don't really
    recommend marrying her because you have to say no, you don't want to
    trade to start all of your conversations, and then the town is short a
    barber for awhile.  Also her voice gets on your nerves really fast."- 
    Minty
    
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    This FAQ is copyright 2004 to Joe Shaffer, aka BoredGamer.  Any use of this FAQ
    for commercial purposes in any way, shape, or form without confirmed consent of
    the author is strictly prohibited.  This can be used for personal use and
    freely distributed, as long as there is no profit being made off the FAQ
    without my approval before hand (this includes magazines).  This also cannot be
    posted on any websites without my solid approval.  Any failure to comply with
    said premises can, and probably will, result in legal actions.
    
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    /  SECTION 9: THANK YOU AND GOODBYE  \
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    Jeff "CJayC" Veasey and GameFAQs.  Thanks for the brilliant site.
    
    Prima for the tattoo and hairstyle lists.
    
    Microsoft for Fable (Me thanking Microsoft?  Never thought that would happen...
    This world really is ending.) 
    
    Yes, thanks to Lionhead for developing the game.
    
    Lasher Dragon and Vidmaster for the bits on Attractiveness/Scariness.
    
    Tony for the bit on obtaining items.
    
    mb1 for the merchant bit.
    
    Slayn and chas3265 for the Fire Monkey tattoo contribution.
    
    p03t_15_g0d_0f_p4 for the bit on Hook Coast.
    
    daidojimamoru for the apprentice bit.
    
    Jason "TheRayven" for the info on the Sexy Pose.
    
    FableRules for the divorce info.
    
    Minty for the bit on the hair dresser.
    
    freshgroundtuesday for the bit on killing people in Bowerstone.
    
    sprucE moosE for the bit on trophies.
    
    poxsonm for the rental wife tidbit.
    
    I'll see you again when Fable 2 hits... If it ever hits...
    
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    /  SECTION 10: MY APOLOGIES...  \
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    My sincere apologies to anyone who tried to e-mail me between now and February.
    After having a very rough time with my student teaching, I lost the will to
    write FAQs and Reviews, and thus never logged into my BoredGamerAdvanc account
    on CS.  I decided to call it an extended hiatus until my inspiration truly
    returned.  Well, Fable has inspired me to write.
    
    (c) Joe Shaffer 2004