[RPG] Can a Paladin and Cleric get married


I roleplay a Paladin of Bahamut and there's a Cleric of Selune in my party as well who over time my Paladin has become attracted to. The idea of marriage certainly exists as I've met husbands and wives in my travels; however, I've never met a married adventure. I can't think of any reason an adventurer couldn't marry (other than the obvious: they live a dangerous life and travel which might put a prospective partner off), but:

  • Can a Paladin and Cleric, of Bahamut and Selune respectively, marry?
  • Is it common that either of these classes, or adventurers in general marry?
  • We are of the same race, human, but if we weren't would there be restrictions there?
  • We are also of different genders, but if we were the same would that also impose an issue?
  • If it's possible, how would it be done?

Best Answer

There are no in-game restrictions that prevent any of this: it depends on the DM.

This certainly adds fun roleplaying possibilities to a game. As to if it is possible, there are not reasons to not do so.

  • Bahamut is Lawful Good, and Selûne is Chaotic Good. While they are on opposite ends of the Good spectrum, they are both Good. There is no known animosity between the Moonmaiden and Darastrix Ux, so there is no reason to assume that an outright ban in place.
  • Paladins tend to be Lawful Good, an alignment that takes marriage as an institute rather seriously. Selûne's clergy is either LG, CG or CN, of whom the latter two have a more free approach to sexuality but can still marry someone they care for. As for Clerics, it can go either way.
  • No problems here. Bahamut is a dragon. Selûne is not. While it is rare for dragons to marry at all, if their feelings are sincere and mutual I do not expect Bahamut to object to such a marriage.
  • Restrictions based on gender are all up to the DM and their setting.
  • The biggest problem I see with the marriage is the choice of priest. One of Bahamut or one of Selûne? Or take the middle ground and ask a cleric of Sune instead?