Wedding Crashers, Arachnos-Style: A Report from the CoH/CoV Valentine's Day Event

I Now Pronounce You Super Hero and Super Heroine
I Now Pronounce You Super Hero and Super Heroine

This Valentine's Day, City of Heroes players were invited to witness the in-game marriage of Sean and Jen Dornan-Fish, known in-game as Manticore and Sister Psyche. Though Lead Designer Matt "Positron" Miller presided over the event, you know villain kingpin Lord Arachnos wouldn't let things go smoothly.Learn about the background of the bride and groom, the details of the wedding ceremony, and what went down when Arachnos arrived in this article.

At the appointed time, invited Heroes arrived in Atlas Park to search out the usher who, if you were lucky enough to make the guest list, would teleport you to the ceremonial grounds at Ouroboros Citadel – a gorgeous and fitting location replete with gold and marble. In the game, the Citadel serves as a base for the mysterious Menders of Ouroboros who, with the free expansion called Issue 11, allowed City of Heroes players to venture backwards in time to relive major events in Paragon City's history. The time-tinkering element of the zone provides a handy excuse for the wedding to occur numerous times on Valentine's Day (the event could only accommodate about a hundred heroes at a time, necessitating a score of services over a three hour period) and, as one wedding-goer quipped, the opportunity to undo things should the marriage prove an unhappy one.

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