GuildWiki:Style and formatting/Explorable areas

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This page is a style and formatting guideline on GuildWiki.

It has general acceptance among editors and is considered a standard to which articles should adhere. However, it is not set in stone and should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception.

This article provides information on starting, expanding on and completing articles about Explorable areas in Guild Wars. This information should be taken into account along with the more general information in GuildWiki:Style and formatting.

Syntax and Example[edit source]

{{location box
| name = Hullack Forest  <-- optional, defaults to page name
| image = [[Image:Hullack Forest.jpg]]
| campaign = Forgotten Realms
| type = [[Explorable Area]]
| parent = [[Cormyr]]
| neighbors = [[Thunderstone]], [[Thunderpeaks]], [[Castle Crag]]  <-- omit to indicate "None"
| map = [[Image:Hullack Forest Map.jpg]] 
The [[Hullack Forest]] is a forest filled with tall, full trees and lush foliage filling the forest floor. There are few paths
that travelers use to find their way through the forest and wild animals roam the deepest parts of the forest from the ground to
high in the tree tops. 

===Towns and outposts===   <-- omit if none
*[[Castle Crag]] (northwest) (talk to [[Darius]] during the quest [[The Stone King]])
*[[Thunderstone]] (south)

===Explorable areas===   <-- omit if none
*[[Thunderpeaks]] (east)

===Dungeons===   <-- omit if none
*[[Evereverland]] (southeast)

==Points of interest==   <-- omit if none
*[[God's statue]]
**South: [[Statue of Dwayna]] (Outside [[Thunderstone]])
**Northeast: [[Statue of Melandru]]
**West: [[Statue of Melandru]]
*[[Immerflow]] (<-- Point of interest, only if applicable)
<!-- Remove any grouping or type which doesn't apply -->
**{{x}}20 [[Alfred]]
**{{x}}20 [[Tennyson]]
*[[Merchant]]s and [[Trader]]s:
**{{x}}20 [[Thomas]] (Merchant)
**{{x}}20 [[Clancy]] ([[Material Trader]])
**{{x}}20 [[Firemane]]
**{{x}}12 [[Glenn]]
**{{w}}15 [[Taegan Nightwind]] (Only during the [[Search for the Cult]] quest)
**{{r}}15 [[Darius]] (Only during [[The Stone King]] quest)
**{{mo}}14 [[Pavel Shemov]] (Only during the [[Search for the Cult]] quest)
**{{mo}}20 [[Priest]]

<!-- Remove any subsection or type which doesn't apply -->

*[[Cult of the Red Dragon]]:
**{{r}}15 [[Red Dragon Archer]] (only during the [[Search for the Cult]])
**{{r}}7 [[Red Dragon Raider]]
**{{mo}}15 [[Red Dragon Cleric]] (only during the [[Search for the Cult]])
**{{mo}}7 [[Red Dragon Healer]]
**{{me}}8 [[Red Dragon Mind's Eye]]
**{{me}}8 [[Red Dragon Seer]]
**{{e}}15 [[Red Dragon Disciple]] (only during the [[Search for the Cult]])
**{{w}}16 [[Dire Spider]]
**{{r}}15 [[Spider]]
**{{p}}12 [[Carrion Crawler]]

*[[Cult of the Red Dragon]]:
**{{w}}20 [[Toras, Guardian of Sammaster]] ([[Great Cleave]])
**{{e}}22 [[Sammaster]] ([[Time Stop]])
**{{r}}20 [[Mistress of the Web]] ([[Entangling Web]])

*{{x}}10 [[Bobcat]]
*{{x}}12 [[Brown Bear]]

{{:Location Name/Quests}}
or (if there are only one or two and no sub-page has been created)
*[[Quest giver]]: [[Quest name]]
*[[Quest giver]]: [[Quest name]]

*Anything of interest regarding this explorable that should be of note.

*Trivial things concerning the name or area concept.

[[Category:Cormyr]] [[Category:Explorable Areas (Forgotten Realms)]]

Guidelines[edit source]

Sections[edit source]

Location box[edit source]

This box should have the basic info for the explorable area, including the picture from the world map, the campaign, the type of location (Explorable Area), region where are is located, and all the areas that you can get to by exiting this area.

Description[edit source]

Summary consisting of details of the landscape, the area's cardinal or ordinal location in the region, generalization of species of monsters found in area, etc.

Exits[edit source]

List the areas to which you can exit plus the general direction to which the exit can be found, separating them into subsections Towns and Outposts, Explorable areas and Dungeons. If a subtitle would be empty, for example no town exits, then the Towns and Outposts subtitle should be omitted. Mission locations are considered outposts for the purpose of this classification.

If any exits have certain requirements (quests/missions that must be completed first, quests that must be active, etc...) make note of that after the exit area's name in parenthesis.

Points of Interest[edit source]

List all God's statues or shrines in no particular order, but keeping in mind to list shrines of the same type together. The cardinal/ordinal direction gives a sense of where the shrine is located. If NPCs located at these shrines offer any special activites, such as Nightfall hunts/bounties, they should be noted in parenthesis next to the shrine location.

Other points of interest are to be placed in no particular order and just the name will suffice. The article on that place will have its own additional information regarding it. Example: Qi Falls.

NPCs[edit source]

List all the NPCs found in the explorable area. Listing in priority: Collectors, Crafters, Merchants and Traders, and Various. NPCs should be listed alphabetically first by type then alphabetically by their name. Various NPCs include all NPCs without one the above grouped types. This includes general NPCs, quest NPCs, priests located at shrines, etc. Any NPC that only appears under certain conditions, such as quests, should be noted as such in parenthesis.

Bestiary[edit source]

Separated into subsections: Monsters, Bosses, and Pets (if applicable).

Monsters and Bosses should preferably be grouped by species. Enemies should be listed in profession order: {{w}}, {{r}}, {{mo}}, {{n}}, {{me}}, {{e}}, {{a}}, {{rt}}, {{p}}, {{d}}. . Levels should be specified for each enemy after the profession, followed by the name. Bosses should be the only enemies with Elites specified. Enemies that only appear during certain events, such as quests, should be explained as such in parentheses.

Quests[edit source]

An included link to the explorable area's quest page should go here if there is one, or a list in the form of Character name: Quest name if there is no separate quest page. If no quests are given in this explorable area, this section should be omitted. If a particular quest is a primary quest, note it in parenthesis after it.

Notes[edit source]

Any other notes can be added here. If there are no notes, this section should be omitted.

Trivia[edit source]

Trivia notes can be added here. Omit if this section is empty.

Categories[edit source]

All the categories must be listed right at the bottom. For each explorable area, two categories are expected: a category for the region it is in (such as [[Category:Cormyr]]), and the location type within a campaign (such as [[Category:Explorable areas (Forgotten Realms)]]).