If you're interested in creating lore for the Elysian Fields, please read this page first.

Note: Just because something is new to the wiki does not mean it's new in-game! Unless a page actually says something along the lines of "recently appeared", characters should already know of its existence.

EF's wiki is built on the PmWiki platform and has its own markup (formatting) language, so you might want to play around in the Sandbox before editing a real page.

Editing Pages

When editing pages on the wiki, there are a few things to remember:

Password
To edit or create a wiki page, you'll need the member password, which can be found in the Wiki Access box in the sidebar on the forum index. (This box is only visible to EF's members, so you may need to log in.)
Author
Please sign your work. This is to ensure that credit is properly attributed as well as to track who makes what changes.
Profiles
You may want to make a wiki profile? for yourself to list your characters and wiki contributions.
Standards & Conventions
Please review the Wiki Standards? we've put in place for writing wiki articles. These are geared toward making every page across the wiki consistent, and includes information on how to title pages, how to cross-reference, and so on.
MarkUp
Please see Basic Editing for an introduction to EF's markup (coding) language for use in templates.
Tag appropriately
Please review the Category page for a list of tags appropriate to each type of wiki page. The following are appropriate across the site:
  • [[!YOURNAME]]
    Your author tag should be on every article you submit or to which you make a significant change or addition.
  • [[!Drafts]]
    If your work is a draft, please use this tag.
  • [[!Stubs]]
    Stub articles are pages which require elaboration. This tag should be applied to articles on lore that has not been fully explored or that deserves further development. If you can contribute to someone else's stub, please do!
  • [[!Awaiting Approval]]
    If your page is finished, please replace the [[!Drafts]] tag with this one and PM a member of staff to let them know the article is ready for review. Articles awaiting approval are not yet canon and may not be used in role-play.
  • [[!!Awaiting Changes]]
    If a page has been reviewed and the staff have determined that something needs to be added or changed, they will replace the [[!Awaiting Approval]] tag with this one and message the owner. Pages awaiting changes are not yet canon and may not be used in role-play.

How to Submit

To add a page to the wiki, please insert the name of the page you want to create (eg. "Chiolen" or "SunshineWinters") into the appropriate buttons below, and then fill out the template (that should be automatically provided) to the best of your ability.

All wiki pages (except for Profiles?) require staff? approval and should be saved as drafts. Articles are normally reviewed within a week.

Articles that have not been published are not yet approved and should not be used in roleplay.

Tips on Submitting

First and foremost, I'm looking for originality in submissions. EF is meant to be an original game, and while in the beginning we referred a lot to, and adapted, mythology and folklore, I'm very much hoping future submissions will be more personal to our setting.

That said, I'm okay with you taking inspiration from things in the real world, as referencing real life is often the best way to keep your ideas realistic and there are so many crazy, wonderful things on Earth, but the key word here is inspiration.

I am very strict about plagiarism where I find it, so please don't submit creatures that aren't yours to submit. I also want EF's setting to be as unique as possible, so I'd rather not find the things in our world on another site.

Disclaimer

In submitting your ideas to our site, you are agreeing to let us use them whether or not you remain a member, and obviously given the nature of roleplay that will include other members adding to your work.

I will remove content if the author is adamant about it because our members retain all rights to their own work, but doing so disturbs the flow of the game so I really would rather not do so if it can be avoided (hence this disclaimer).

Copyright will always remain with the author, except in those cases where submissions are directly inspired by or derived from something created specifically for Elysian Fields.