|“|| <X> and his wife <Y>, of your clan, seek your blessing in the marriage of their daughter, <Z> to <W>, son of the chieftain of the <A clan>. <X> is pleased with the match, and with <W>'s bride price of 15 cows worth of goods.
- The clan's ring is the final arbiter on whether a marriage is allowed or not. As such, they can certainly request a higher price in negotation, though this may make the groom's clan break off discussions.
- It should be obvious that disallowing marriage will cause bad feelings, both within the clan and without.
- Marriage is often a means to cement relations between clans, and showing a generous side certainly never hurts.
- However, some indivduals will think better of the ring if they truly care for them, and seek to find a better mate for them.