The DidYouKnow template is for showing trivia from newly created articles in the "Realmslore" section of the Main Page. It also displays trivia from a past (randomly selected) year. Here are the current year's trivia with links to past years. Trivia entries are not automatically or randomly updated, but purely manually operated. A user must add and move information by hand on a regular basis.
The section was originally known as Did You Know..., hence the current template names, but it has since been revised to Realmslore.
Please follow these guidelines when adding new trivia:
- Pick the trivia from a recently created or majorly developed in-universe article. This article should be well written and properly cited, not copied from a source, and demonstrate good wiki style. Try to tell something interesting or intriguing if possible, but don't pick major spoilers. Try to pick a wide variety of topics from a number of users, rather than from a recent batch on the same topic from the same editor.
- Phrase the trivia as a statement, preferably with the topic near the beginning of the sentence. Bold the link the subject article, and leave other links unbolded.
- Try to get an article from every user with an account who was active in the last week, and have no less than five entries.
- Update the trivia list before 0:00 GMT on Monday morning, when the list updates to the next week.
- Update the trivia list once a week until there are 53 sections in Template:DidYouKnow/current (every 5 or 6 years we get a year with 53 weeks in it. See ISO week date).
- When a new year rolls around, copy the contents of Template:DidYouKnow/current to Template:DidYouKnow/archive/YYYY where YYYY is the previous year (See Template:DidYouKnow/archive/2013 for an example) and then clear out the "current" page and add the first trivia of the new year. The YYYY page will now be a candidate for random selection. Don't forget to add a link to the YYYY page on Template:DidYouKnow/archive, and ensure that the older entries are also present.
The current trivia are:
- A belt of giant strength imbued its wearer with the strength of a giant, ranging in power from hill giant to storm giant.
- Fey eladrin were eladrin from the Feywild whose appearance changed with their moods, taking on aspects of the seasons.
- The insidious Soultaker dagger could trap the souls of its victims, which included Skie Silvershield and the demon Aec'Letec.
- The Crescent Grove was the divine realm of the Seldarine deities Corellon and Sehanine in the realm of Arvandor.
- Talking owls were particularly wise and polyglot owls often used as familiars by wizards and Zakharan bards.
- Holondos Stimpiir was the high priest of the Waiting, a grand temple dedicated to Tyr in the city of Phlan.
- The crystal acorns of an ice necklace of the Ulutiun could be detached and thrown to cause an explosion of sleet storm.
- Dimswart Manor was the summer home of the famous wizard and sage Dimswart, where he planned to retire in peace.
- A sage spirit haunted the ruins of Myth Drannor, complaining about deforestation and occasionally guiding worthy adventurers.
- Catfeet was an alteration cantrip that made its caster move with feline grace, silently and always landing on their feet.
- Thylacines were deadly and intelligent felines with the magical ability to disguise themselves as humans to shake off hunters.
- The book Forty Years Before the Doors: A Life in Service detailed Lord Chamberlain Zantravas Rolovantar's service to Waterdeep.
- Mak Thuum Ngatha was a malevolent Far Realm entity worshiped by the aberrant nilshai and the worm-like psurlons.
And, from the archives:
- Regbald Stonethrower was a dwarven warrior who guarded merchant caravans between Luskan and Icewind Dale.
- The Quallems were a prominent noble family of Dordrien, a settlement of Jhaamdathan survivors in the Dagger Hills.
- A metalmaster was a giant carnivorous slug that could magnetically attract or repel metal to use as weaponry or armor.
- Captain Flinn of the Double Eagle was stranded in Highcliff because lizardmen were attacking local ships.
- In the Year of the Burning Skies, 632 DR, the Ice Queen Iyraclea sent an army and blizzards to besiege Myth Ondath.
- The village of Highbank Forest in the Vast was home to some of the best furniture and toy makers in Faerûn.
Old entries are kept at Template:DidYouKnow/archive.