K'uthel midrim system courtship and Marriage customs in the GFFA Inhabitants of K'uthel includes humans immigrants (51 percent), Native K'us humanoid species (49 percent). Humans Marriages are mandatory at human age 24. Courtship Gifts: Model Space ship from the groom to bride. Courtship etiquette: The one with the XY chromosome (groom) will need to initiate the engagement with the ones with XX chromosome (bride) Betrothal customs: Groom will give the bride) a model space ship made of local wood (size is determined by the groom, the larger the model spaceship, the quicker the wedding must be scheduled). This initiate the marriage ritual. Those with mutations who does not have either XY or XX chromosome (due to mutation or other reasons) must marry each other. A holy woman with XX chromosome will cut a holy tree from the forest of Ga'ku randomly. The couple will stand on either side of the holy woman as she does this. She will count the year rings. If the year rings on the tree is even, the one who stand by the left side of the holy woman will be considered the groom. If the year rings is odd however, the one who stand by the right side of the holy woman will be considered the groom. Then the wedding etiquette will be the same as normal XX and XY couples. Upon receiving the model spaceship, the bride will bring the model space ship home, where every single member of her extended family must be present (absentee means dishonor and the whole family is executed) each bring a can of accelerant fuel. The model ship must be burnt within 20 galactic standard hours in a pit dug in the bride's backyard. This signals that the bride accept the groom. The bride does not have to give the groom any material gift except willingness to burn the model spaceship on time. If the bride is unable/unwilling to burn the model spaceship given to her, this means the bride refuses the marriage. The groom and bride will then need to fight eachother to the death in a ten minute duel. By the end of ten minutes, one party must die to preserve the family honor. If by ten minutes the couple both survive, then they must die themselves or choose a person who is younger than them to die in their place from their respective family. This is all tradition to preserve honor and because of overpopulation. Arranged marriages: by law no arranged marriage is allowed. However, every five years the interested parties can petition the holy woman for special consideration. Only twenty arranged marriages per five years. Prohibited Marriages: The XX and XY chromosome must marry each other. If for whatevear reason XX want to marry XX or XY want to marry XY, then they can, but then they need to become the holy woman's handmaid/servants. The holy woman will then be chosen from one member of such XX couples. Prospective holy women will need to battle each other by growing a Mu plant (local fauna) and whichever one whose grow a fruit, the woman will then bake a pie made of such fruit. The current holy woman will eat both pies, and decide which one is her heiress. The failure is exiled. This is done before the current holy woman's death. Wedding ceremonies: After the last ember of the burnt model spaceship is no more, the couple will drink the alcoholic beverage prepared by the groom's family. A barrel of such beverage is sent by a single member of the groom's family who must be XX. The barrel must be cylindrical shape and contain 3 L of 58 proof alcohol. This alcohol percentage is determined and tested by the holy woman. If for whatever reason the beverage is not 58 proof, it means dishonor and death for the groom's family, only the groom is survives to marry the bride, but this means disfavour from the gods and their marriage is considered curse. Now that the alcohol is 58 percent, the couple must drink! from a certain small cup. Rotating drinking from such a cup until one party is unconscious. By this point everyone will go home except the holy woman and her sevants. The one who is still awake will now write a poem on a huge white blanket/towel with a brush with gold ink (all provided by the holy woman and her sevants). Once the ink is dry, the awake party will sing the poem at the top of his/her voice, the unconscious one must remain unconscious during this time or face dishonor. Then the awake one will wrap the unconscious one with the poem towel and carry him/her into their new house provided by the holy woman (free). This conclude the marriage ceremony. Wedding attire: Every color is fine except white, red, or black. The groom must wear gloves made of Gahmu (local animal) fur. The bride must be wearing the traditional battle armor, but without helmet. Her hair must be wore long (at least two feet), and no braiding is allowed. Everything else is okay. Thier own choice. K'us customs The K'us are autosexual and therefore there is no courtship. When the K'us mature, they will clone themselves one time at 27 K'uthel year, and the old version dies immediately after 33 K'uthel years. The K'uthels can prolong their lifetime by kidnapping an unmarried member of the human population and take their pituitary glands. This will allow the K'uthel to extend their life time up to 50 K'uthel years, and allow 2 clones instead of one. The old one dies immediately after cloning such second clone and the kidnapped human is sent back. Such human is considered cursed and if found by humans drowned at the special lake. This means the Kus and the humans are in a state of permanent war.