The Purpose Edit
The matchmakers work to make sure elves with different Talents and physical features end up together. They need to make sure the matches are not distantly related, so it won't be "ewwwwwww" as Sophie put it. They also make sure their personalities get along by assigning a questionnaire. Matchmakers must go through centuries of training to do this.
You receive your matchmaking packet during your Level 5 year at Foxfire, right after midterms. You're supposed to finish them by the end of the school year.
A very extensive questionnaire is filled out by the elf receiving the matches. After all of the factors are taken into consideration, the matchmakers release a list of 100 names. A numbered scroll from 1 to 100 is delivered. There are up to five different lists that can be released. You can get only one list a month, so have to wait a month for the next one. You can also choose not to get it immediately and wait for more people to register. However, most elves find their match on the first list.
In order of delivery, the lists are:
- Top Tier
- Second Contenders
- Third Considerations
- Fourth Runners-Up
- Final Alternatives
If an elf marries another elf without their name being on the list it is considered a bad match. This is usually caused by one of the Elves having a Talent and the other being Talentless. In most cases, being a bad match causes emotional distress.
Known Bad Matches: