Players are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the ITRP wiki by adding a page for their character and/or their house. For those who are not familiar with how to make wiki pages, we have created this handy Wiki How-To guide to follow.
If you have any questions or problems, feel free to ask for help! Message your friendly wiki gods, /u/Crowaerys , /u/RillisMorta or /u/theklicktator for any assistance. We will be happy to create a template page for you to fill in if you're experiencing any difficulties!
Creating a New Page Edit
To create a new page on the wiki, simply click on the 'Contribute' drop down in the upper right hand corner of our wiki. Click on 'Create New Page', then enter the name of the page that you wish to create. For example, for a character, you would simply enter that character's name as such: Jorah Reed, for example. Once you've hit enter, you will be on that page and then can simply click on 'Edit this page' to add more information! To create a page for a house, follow the same directions, but enter in the house's name as such: House Blackwood. The same goes for creating a page for a settlement/location. Simply enter in the name of the location: Goldengrove.
Character Pages Edit
When creating a wiki page for your character page on the ITRP wiki, be sure to follow the guidelines below, and check out the Sample Character Page for guidance.A character’s page may consist of the following sections:
The Infobar Edit
At the top of many pages, you may notice a red bar with certain basic information. This is the 'infobar.' To add one to your page, simply click on 'Insert' in the editing toolbar, then 'Template' and then 'Infobar.' You can visit Template:Infobar/doc to see the various options you can use to fill in the Infobar with. Once the appropriate icons have been chosen, simply click 'Apply Changes' and your Infobar will be good to go!
The Infobox Edit
To include an infobox on your character page, simply click on 'Insert' in the editing toolbar, then click 'Infobox' and select 'Infobox Person' from the list. Fields will appear for you to enter in information, as well as enter a photo that you have previously uploaded [PhotoName.jpg, for example] - don't worry, you can always add a photo to it later if you haven't already uploaded one!
An Introduction Edit
A few sentences to both introduce and summarize the character located at the very top of the wiki page without their own heading. This generally includes their station--especially if they are a Lord or Lady of a particular noble house--and may mention their parents or their betrothed or spouse. This section basically answers the question: "Who is ________?"
Appearance [First Heading] Edit
Describe your character's physical looks here if you like, along with their manner of dress. Not everyone has the good luck of finding the perfect faceclaim, after all!
History [Second Heading] Edit
Many players will use what they've written for the history of their character in their bio-timeline here--all events/experiences that occurred up to where we find your character now at the beginning of the roleplay.
Timeline of Important Events [Third Heading] Edit
If you would like to list the major events from your character’s life/history, then you may do so here. Again, many players use their timeline from their bio for this section.
Recent Events [Fourth Heading] Edit
In this section, you may summarize events from your character's story as it has been told on our sub. Some players choose to reference their posts as well, so that readers interested may be directed back to the sub and can read it for themselves.
Family Members [Fifth Heading] Edit
This section houses your character's family tree. Feel free to list immediate family members as well as extended family here.
Household Members [Sixth Heading] Edit
This section may be used to list any members of the household that are integral to your story. Many times those listed are your own NPC's.
References [Potentially Seventh Heading] Edit
This section is used only when you add reference tags to the events being summarized in 'Recent Events' that will link back to your reddit posts.
Category Tags Edit
At the bottom of the page, you can add category tags to make your page searchable. For characters, please add the following at a minimum: Character, [House Name: for example, House Stark], [Cultural Group: for example, Northerner].
Noble House Pages Edit
When creating a wiki page for your character's house page on the ITRP wiki, be sure to follow the guidelines below, and check out the Sample Noble House Page for guidance. A house's page may consist of the following sections:
The Infobox Edit
To include an infobox on your house's page, simply click on 'Insert' in the editing toolbar, then click 'Infobox' and choose 'Infobox Noble House' from the list. Fields will appear for you to enter in information, as well as enter a photo that you have previously uploaded [photoname.jpg, for example] of the house's sigil.
An Introduction Edit
A few sentences to both introduce and summarize the house located at the very top of the wiki page without their own heading. This generally includes the location/region that the house is in, the seat of said house, as well as a description of its sigil, and the words of the house if known.
This section is to describe any significant events in the noble house's history. Go as far back as you wish, but if you are planning a lengthy history, be sure to break it up into small sub-headings for ease of reading/better organization.
A description of the house's ancestral seat goes here and can easily be linked to its official settlement/location page (the guide for which is in the next section).
Family Tree Edit
This section lists family members of each specific house. You may add an additional section for 'Current Household Members' if you like, as well as one for 'Notable Members' to highlight famous--or infamous--family members.
Sworn Houses Edit
Any smaller houses sworn to a noble house as a vassal may be listed here. If creating a wiki page for a small house that has no sphere of influence, then simply omit this section of the page.
Settlement/Location Pages Edit
When creating a wiki page for a settlement or location page on the ITRP wiki, be sure to follow the guidelines below, and check out the Sample Settlement/Location Page for guidance. A settlement or location page may consist of the following sections:
The Infobox Edit
To include an infobox on your settlement or location's page, simply click on 'Insert' in the editing toolbar, then click 'Infobox' and enter 'Infobox Settlement' or find it in the list. Fields will appear for you to enter in information, as well as enter a photo that you have previously uploaded [photoname.jpg, for example] of the place that you're creating the page for.
An Introduction Edit
A sentence or two to introduce the page located at the very top of the wiki page without their own heading. This generally includes the name of the settlement and its affiliations. For example, "Darkdell is the ancestral seat of House Vyrwel. It is located..."
This section allows you to go into more depth as far as the location goes. Include the region, the specific area of that region, as well as any house affiliations if applicable.
A section pertaining to any specific history surrounding the location. Who was the founder? Has this settlement always stood as the ancestral seat of a specific noble house? Has it been the stage for the planning of a specific war or the location of a famous battle? Has it simply been home to generation after generation of tragedy?
If you choose, you can upload a map of the grounds or a floorplan here, or simply describe the grounds, etc.
Additional Headings Edit
If there are specific features that you would like to highlight, feel free to add additional headings or sub-headings as needed. We will never be restrictive on the wiki if you want to get more creative--instead, we applaud it.