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This "Editing guideline" outlines a standard of clean, consistent formatting for articles on this wiki. The formatting described here is a guideline and can be overridden where special circumstances warrant it. However, please try your best to read all the Guideline first and follow the advice outlined so others may use your edits as an example when creating and editing their own articles.

For information on how to edit or create pages see Help:Editing instead.

Important Notice: The correct language to use on this wiki is American English "en-US".

Protagonist

In encyclopaedic articles, the protagonist of "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning" should be referred to as "Fateless One".

As the player characters can be male or female, remember to write in a gender-neutral way.

The term "the player" (or similar term) should only be used to refer to the individual playing the game, not a character.

Wiki specific words/terms

This section covers the specific words/ terms that should be used when writing the articles and the places these words should be used.

Alfar Military - This term should be used when mentioning the forces fighting the Tuatha. Initially words such as "Alfar Alliance" and "Alfar Army" were used, but later this Wiki community has reached a consensus to use "Alfar Military" instead.

Discussions

Please note, the Talk pages are meant for discussions relating to their corresponding page. Discussions should NOT be started in the main article. See also: Bugs

Page Formatting

When creating a new page ensure the title is spelled correctly, and identify the relevant categories the page should belong to.

Spoilers

Pages containing spoilers should be identified by placing the {{Spoilers (Reckoning)}} template before the part containing spoilers

Quotes

When adding quotes to an article the {{Cquote}} template should be used. See the template page for usage instructions.

Links

Articles which have been mentioned on a page should be linked the first time that they appear and once again if they appear further down the page. Please refrain from linking to articles each time they are mentioned as this causes over-linking and may interrupt the flow of writing of the page being read.

Templates

Pages describing in-game items, locations, quests or NPCs should make use of the appropriate templates, as per table below.

Page type: Relevant Template(s):
Abilities {{ReckoningAbilities}}
Alchemical Reagents {{ReckoningReagents}}
Armor Piece {{ReckoningArmor}}
{{ArmorSet}} (if part of a set)
Blacksmithing Components {{ReckoningComponents}}
Books and Scrolls {{ReckoningBooks&Scrolls}}
Characters/NPCs {{ReckoningNPCs}}
Components {{ReckoningComponents}}
Creatures {{ReckoningCreatures}}
Enemies {{ReckoningEnemies}}
Gems {{ReckoningGems}}
Homes {{ReckoningHome}}
Locations {{ReckoningLocation}}
Lorestones {{ReckoningLorestones}}
Miscellaneous/Quest Items {{ReckoningItems}}
Potions {{ReckoningPots}}
Quests {{ReckoningQuests}}
Sagecrafting Shards {{ReckoningShards}}
Weapons {{ReckoningWeapons}}

A full list of templates which are used on the Amalur Wiki can be found at Category:Templates.

Additionally, if an achievement is associated with a given quest, NPC, location etc. the article should use the {{ReckoningAchievement}} template to mark this.

Infobox Images

Any images used in the templates describing in-game locations, quests or NPCs should be set to a maximum width of 250px. Images for in-game items should have a maximum width of 200px.

Layout

Each page should be laid out in sections (on top of using the correct templates), the exact breakdown of which will vary depending on the purpose of the page. Some suggested sections can be found in the table below.

For examples of good pages see next section: Examples.

For additional requirements for certain articles below see Notes.

Page type: Suggested Sections:
Armor Sets
Armor Piece
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Details==
if any extra information is needed, 
  e.g. part of quest, DLC
==Effects==
* list of bonuses and effects
==Location==
Location of the item, ONLY IF NOT RANDOM
==Notes==
* noteworthy points about the armor piece listed with bullet points
==Gallery==
in-game images or screenshots of inventory card or character model
Books and Scrolls
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Contents==
'''titles within the book should be in bold'''
''contents of the book should be listed here''
==Notes==
* any notable features of the book, its contents and/or its location (only if item is not found randomly)
==Gallery==
in-game images or screenshots of the inventory card and the pages within the book
Creatures
''For special types of Enemy Name, please visit their individual pages below.''
*[[Special Enemy Name A]]
*[[Special Enemy Name B]]
*[[Special Enemy Name C]]
*...
==Description==
Paragraph/Summary of enemy goes here.
==Stats==
*Average HP: Number Here
*Strength: Element / Attack Type Here
*Weakness: Element / Attack Type Here
*Special Attacks: Any attack that doesn't involve basic melee goes here.
*Location: Location(s) Here
*Difficulty: Very Easy, Easy, Medium, Hard, Very Hard.
Items
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Effects==
* list of bonuses and effects
==Location==
Location of the item, ONLY IF NOT RANDOM
Locations
==Background==
description of the history of the area or building
==Description==
description of the location and notable areas within
==Location==
description of where the area or building is located
==Characters==
The following NPCs can be found in this location:
* list of NPCs found in this area in bullet points
==Features==
Several things of note can be found in this location:
===Enemies===
The following enemies can be found here: 
* alphabetical list of any enemies in this location in bullet points
===Service===
The following services are available here:
* list of services available in bullet points
===Lootable===
The following items found here can be looted. If not otherwise noted, 
looting from them is not considered [[Stealing]]:
* list of items which can be looted in the area in bullet points
===Reagents===
The following [[Reagents|reagents]] can be harvested here:
* list of reagents which can be harvested in the area in bullet points
===Lorestones===
The following [[Lorestones|lorestones]] can be found here:
* list of the lorestones which can be found in this location and number of each in bullet points
===Shrines===
The following [[Shrines|shrines]] can be found here:
* list of the shrines which can be found in this location and number of each in bullet points
==Notes==
* noteworthy points about the location listed with bullet points
==Gallery==
concept art and in-game images or screenshots
NPCs
==Description==
''(description of NPC from in-game dialogue)''
==Details==
description of how the Fateless One first meets the NPC 
description of the NPC from in-game lore or other NPC's dialogue and their role in the game
==Location==
description of where the NPC is located
==Related Quests==
* quests given by or involving the NPC listed with bullet points
==Main Quest Ending==
description of the NPC's role during the end of the game (if applicable)
==Quotes==
* notable in-game dialogue from the NPc
==Notes==
* noteworthy points about the NPC listed with bullet points
==Achievements==
any achievements specifically associated with the NPC and notes on how achieve it
==Gallery==
concept art and in-game images or screenshots
Potions
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Details==
potion level, methods of obtaining
==Recipe==
* ingredients required
location of recipe
==Vendors==
* list of vendors offering the potion
  preferably with character level from
  which they start selling the potion
==Gallery==
in-game cards for recipe and potion
Quests
==Description==
''first entry from quest log''
==Details==
any extra information, 
e.g. special starting conditions
==Walkthrough==
* walkthrough, preferably as concise bullets
==Rewards==
* list of rewards obtained
==Achievements==
if any are awarded for the quest
Quest Items
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Details==
Details of which quest the item relates to
==Location==
Location of the item, ONLY IF NOT RANDOM
Shields
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Details==
if any extra information is needed,
  e.g. part of quest, DLC
==Block Breakdown==
* listed breakdown of weapon damage 
  (for weapons)
==Effects==
* list of bonuses and effects
==Location==
Location of the item, ONLY IF NOT RANDOM
==Gallery==
a gallery feature containing the 
  in-game model of the shield
Weapons
==Description==
''(item description from in-game card)''
==Details==
if any extra information is needed, 
  e.g. part of quest, DLC
==Damage Breakdown==
* listed breakdown of weapon damage 
  (for weapons)
==Effects==
* list of bonuses and effects
==Location==
Location of the item, ONLY IF NOT RANDOM
==Gallery==
a gallery feature containing the 
  in-game model of the weapon

Examples

The table below presents some examples of "good" pages for several page types.

Page type: Example(s):
Weapon Rivener Tarsus (weapon)
Armor Piece Dirge's Dancing Shoes
Shield House of Ballads Shield
Armor Set

Lord's Livery Armor Set
Vigilant Armor Set

Books and Scrolls A History of Yolvan
Reagents Cripplespore Caps
Potions Minor Alchemist's Art
Items Assassin's Aegis
NPCs

Agarth
Maid of Windemere
Rast Brattigan

Locations Ironfast Keep
Damalroc
Quests

Into the Light
The Widow's Wrath
Gravehal Tower

Quest Items

Freeman Armband

Creatures

Sprites
Trolls

Note: The Description section of in-game items should just contain italicized text and any indentations (:) should not be used and removed from pages which currently support this.

Bugs

The game contains bugs and glitches, as any other. If a bug is found relating to a quest/item/character/etc and it is not listed on the corresponding page, then a separate section should be created (such as ==Bugs==, typically at the bottom) and the bug/glitch should be clearly and succinctly described there. However, possible bugs should first be discussed on the talk page for the article to which the bug relates. PLEASE do not include such discussions, or any discussions for that matter, on the article page itself.

See Also

This should be the last section of the page if there are no images in a Gallery. If there is a Gallery sub-heading then this section should appear above. The See Also section is used If there are other articles which are closely related to the one currently being viewed. For example, there are five Fae Cairns called Two Knights and a Troll, Part I, II, III etc. Under Two Knights and a Troll, Part I the "See Also" section would list the other four Fae Cairns of parts II to V.

Uploading Images and Videos

Image Requested

Images on the Wiki came from various sources and are of varying quality. This shouldn't usually be a problem as all constructive image uploads are greatly appreciated and really help illustrate the article. However some images may be deemed to be outdated or of particularly low quality and might need to be updated or be re-uploaded. Images that could be improved can be indicated by adding the "Image Requested" category which will go into Category:Image Requested.

Image uploading

Only Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning related images can be uploaded to this Wiki. Any unrelated images will be deleted without prior warning. Continued upload of unrelated images may result in a ban from this Wiki.

Video uploading

Only Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning related videos can be uploaded to this Wiki. Any unrelated videos will be deleted without prior warning. Continued upload of unrelated videos may result in a ban from this Wiki.

Categories

Images on this Wiki are also categorized by the purpose of the image e.g. Category:Location Image, Category:Character Images, Category:Quest Images etc.

We also have categories for the image of the item and a category for inventory card images (the information listed within the player inventory. See how the categories for Akara's Visage Model.png and Akara's Visage Inventory.png are organised as examples.

Category Formatting

Categories help with keeping this Wiki organized and are added at the end of articles.

If at all possible all articles should appear in their sub-categories and not in the parent categories themselves. For example, Studded Leather Chestpiece should only be categorized under the sub-category Category:Chestpieces (listed under Category:Core Components) and not under Category:Components.

Spelling and Grammar

Grammar is a writer's toolbox. You can't build good sentences without knowing how to use your tools. Since a wiki article must be as clear as possible for all the people reading it, editors must keep close to correct grammar standards to ensure clear communication. The correct language to use on this wiki is American English "en-US".

This Editing Guideline was partly inspired by The Fable Wiki:Manual of Style.

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