Elanthipedia:Manual of Style/PCs

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Manual of Style Article

This page is part of the Elanthipedia's Manual of Style section. This page lists information for the standardization of articles and templates, as set down by community consensus.

  • If you disagree with or have suggestions for improvement of the standards, please post on the accompanying talk page and give ample time for debate before making any edits. Failure to follow this proceedure will result in removal of your edits.
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This page details the standards set down for articles describing current and former Player Characters.

Character pages

Feel free to add your character (via a character page) to the Player Characters category. To do this, simply create a new page with your character's name (first name only please), insert the desired information.

You will also need to use our {{PC}} template to create a small table for your character. This will also place your character in the appropriate categories. This template should be the first content on your page.

Example:

{{PC 
| name = Firstname Lastname 
| race        = Elothean 
| gender      = Female 
| guild       = Cleric  
| instance    = Prime 
| relatives   = Firstname
| status      = a, d, r (active, dead, retired)
}}

Official positions

Some PCs also hold official positions within the various governments and organizations of Elanthia. These are referred to as Player Character "Positions of Importance".

Conflicting servers

If you have more than one character that shares the same name across different instances, simply append "(Prime)" "(Plat)" or "(Fallen)" to the end of the character name, and create an index page at the base name.

Categories

Please do not add PCs to the NPC categories. Generally speaking, categories for PCs take the form of "Category: Player XXXXX".

Player organizations

Page Names

  • Family-based groups will have the page name Fancypants family.
  • Non-family groups will have the same name that their Play.net folder has. If there is no Play.net folder, the page name will be their in-game designation unless there is a good reason not to do so.

Page Categories

All groups will be sorted into the following categories

  1. Category:Player families: groups are those that are defined by familial bonds (whether biological, adoptive, or marital), often sharing a common last name
  2. Category:Martial organizations: for militias and mercenary groups
  3. Category:Service organizations: groups that exist to sell or provide goods or services
  4. Category:Cultural organizations: groups that promote particular cultures, religious beliefs, and/or political ideologies (this includes race-based groups such as S'Kra Mur ru'at). This category may serve as a catch-all for groups that do not fit into the above three functions.
  • Location: if the group is sanctioned by a provincial government or only operates within a particular province, choose one of the following:
  1. Category:Zoluren organizations
  2. Category:Therengia organizations
  3. Category:Ilithi organizations
  4. Category:Qi'Reshalia organizations
  5. Category:Forfedhdar organizations