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Thank you to Possesed Priest from Cerin Beren[edit source]

Apologies if this is too intrusive, but this seems like the appropriate place to put this. Editing a wiki isn't as intuitive as I thought it'd be.

Thank you for welcoming me to the wiki. Thank you also for telling me about the past tense ruling, even though it does seem strange in some places.

Historical events and things that no longer exist should, of course, be referred to in the past tense, but something that a creature will always do or a building that probably won't change for some time doesn't seem to be the place to put past tense.

Take, for example, the line "Like most elementals, chwingas did not eat, drink, or breathe, but unusually they did sleep." I think it sounds very strange to say that the chwingas did not eat, drink, or breathe. It sounds like they've gone extinct. Unless there's a major lore change, I think that it's likely that elementals will never require food, liquid, or air, so it would make more sense to me to put it as "...chwingas do not eat, drink, or breathe". I don't really know how to start a wiki-wide debate on this topic, nor do I really want to create conflict where there needn't be any.

Nevertheless, I will respect the wiki's rules and do my best to make all my future writings past tense. Again, thank you for taking the time to send me that welcome paragraph and changing all my incorrect edits.

Cerin Beren (talk) 06:32, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

It isn't intrusive at all! Thanks for responding, I'm more than happy to welcome you and correct edits. I understand the argument about using current tense in some articles, however, this largely increases the workload of the wiki. For example, let us say that there is a cataclysmic event in the Realms (like the Spellplague) tied to all elemental creatures. All the elemental creatures break down into their primal energies, ceasing to exist. The editors would have to change the entire chwinga page (and all other elemental pages on the wiki) to past tense, which is incredibly time-consuming. Always using past tense means there is no need for tense revisions. Read the past tense policy for a more in-depth explanation and further reasoning. Cheers! ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 14:42, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the wizards[edit source]

Hello Possessed Priest! Thanks for adding all those Netherese (and Oerthly) spell-inventors! I've made a lot of their spells by developer categories as part of Lhynard's Spell Invention Project. Great to see them get their own articles now! Daranios (talk) 12:15, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

No problem, I'm glad you approve! It is an enjoyable project. :) ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 17:16, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Sqeulaiche[edit source]

Hello Possessed Priest! I've seen your addition to Sqeulaiche and wanted to add that he is actually mentioned by name as an ally of Erevan Ilesere in Demihuman Deities, but is misspelled there as Squelaiche. So his existence is confirmed in a Realms source. What do you think, should we take this as indication that he is also worshiped by leprechauns in the Realms and remove the "It was unknown if..." sentence? Or just adapt the footnote? Should we note the different spelling somehow? Thanks for the input! Daranios (talk) 08:54, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Daranios! Very well spotted with the Squelaiche misspelling. It shouldn't be taken that he is directly worshiped by leprechauns in the Realms, as that is speculation. That note was based on the original article that didn't include this source & page number, so I've updated it now with your input. Cheers! ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 14:13, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

Page numbers[edit source]

Greetings, I apologize for the oversight regarding page numbers on the Demiplane of Imprisonment section, and thank you for the attention. I think my mind was wandering at the time; I meant to correct it, but later forgot. A different editor has preempted this; I shall review my page number cites throughout my articles to be on the safe side. However I don't understand your correction regarding the Demiplane of Time, as I have not written any articles related to it? Stabbier (talk) 22:25, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for looking over that and your previous article! It is much appreciated. I meant to say "Demiplane of Imprisonment". Whenever I think of demiplane articles, I always think back to the one I wrote a while back... :) ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 23:54, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
That being the case, the only reference I could find to the Demiplane of Imprisonment by that name was The Grand History of the Realms, p. 18. I cannot guarantee that it refers to the same plane; I'd be delighted to know if there were any previous Realmslore references to said Demiplane. I cannot find any timely references; no FR book before that one makes a reference to it, and The Shadow Stone says that Madryoch was imprisoned in the Plane of Shadow. This puzzles me twice as hard because it's not a case of too many cooks; Richard Baker wrote both The Shadow Stone and Grand History, yet the latter makes the first and only FR reference I can find to the Demiplane. Beyond that observation, I can only speculate. Stabbier (talk) 00:18, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
They appear to be the very same. Check out Realms sources such as Netheril: Empire of Magic and Realms of the Arcane. Thanks for looking into this, and I hope you stay around to continue the great work! ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 03:28, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
The Demiplane of Shadow is specifically not the same as the Demiplane of Imprisonment, if my reading is correct. Nonetheless, I appreciate mention of the sources, and I'll search for their contents. Stabbier (talk) 18:24, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
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