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Explanation for Block Edit

Hi, welcome to our wiki.

I have put a temporary block on your account, because you are adding multiple pages that do not conform to our standards here. We are happy to have new contributors, but we want to uphold certain standards. Please read our policies. Here are the major things that you are missing.

  1. Articles must be related to the Forgotten Realms. This means that you must provide a source from a Forgotten Realms book, game, etc.
  2. Articles need to be in a proper wiki format. This includes links, section headings, etc. Raw text is not appropriate.
  3. Articles must have citations using our established reference format. And Wikipedia does not count as a source.

We are happy to help you get started, but right now, your new additions are just causing us a lot of work, since we have to go fix all of them or else delete them altogether. So I am blocking you until you acknowledge this note. Then, we can work together to get you editing and adding content, slowly, in the proper manner.

Thanks for understanding!

~ Lhynard (talk) 18:11, January 5, 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I was just trying to start those pages. I am very new to Wikia, and have yet to figure out much about editing. I will try to meet the standards in the future, and will likely stick to cleaning up articles for the most part.

SilverTiger12 (talk) 19:34, January 5, 2018 (UTC)SilverTiger12

Thanks for responding so quickly! You have made other good edits here so far. My advice would be to stick with edits for now and to work on the three articles that you started, until you learn more about wiki editing. Feel free to ask any questions to me or the other users. Happy editing! ~ Lhynard (talk) 19:49, January 5, 2018 (UTC)

Removing Content? Edit

I have rolled back your edits to Pasocada Basin and Metahel, because in both cases, you have removed large amounts of sourced information. I do not understand why you have done this. These articles did not need such major rewrites, and they certainly did not need to have good content removed. I'm confused why you did this. ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:47, January 31, 2018 (UTC)

To clarify, it looks like you had some good additions to add. That is great, and I do hope that you go back and add that information. It is the removal of information and the rewriting of other editor's hard work that is the problem. ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:52, January 31, 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I only noticed much later that I'd removed some stuff that maybe I shouldn't have. Unfortunately, it was getting late, so I meant to go back later and finish it. Sorry.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 13:14, January 31, 2018 (UTC)
OK, no worries. See some of my comments over at Talk:Pasocada Basin. ~ Lhynard (talk) 15:12, January 31, 2018 (UTC)
On the Pasocada Basin & related locations: there are a lot of stub-location pages (such as Peshtobo or Growling Falls) that are locations in the Pasocada Basin. Some of these barely meet the three-sentence rule, while others don't even make that. So, would it be possible to delete some of those pages and move the descriptions to a larger page? For instance, delete Black Mesa but write a longer description about it on the Pasocada Basin under places of interest. Even if it does meet the three-sentence rule (like maybe Dunobo Springs), the Pasocada Basin area is so remote and little-known that I doubt it is worth it to keep all those pages, when by merging them I could create a larger, meaty-er article.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 00:09, February 1, 2018 (UTC)
Actually, I we prefer to keep the little articles. There are several reasons for this.
  • In the future, they may be expanded. This sort of thing actually happened with Chult articles recently. Few people cared about Chult, and there were a lot of stub articles, but then WotC published Tomb of Annihilation, and suddenly there was a lot to say about some previously ignored places.
  • There almost always is more about a topic that can be stretched out than one at first thinks. For a place like Black Mesa, perhaps there is a map that provides information beyond the text. Perhaps a Dungeon magazine actually visited the place, and none of us are aware of it. It is always going to be easier to expand a stub if you discover new lore, than if you later have to split content from an article.
  • Beyond an expansion of text, it is good for every subtopic to be able to have its own infobox.
  • Articles serve as more than just text; with the categorization system, they are able to get their own classification and counting. For example, if I want to know how many bodies of water are in the Pasocada Basin, I simply go to any of the category pages for it and click the link to Bodies of Water. This only can happen if the Springs have their own page.
  • An article page is far more stable than a redirect to a sub-heading of an article, which could be renamed or moved.
~ Lhynard (talk) 04:55, February 1, 2018 (UTC)
I understand your reasoning, but I'll keep the paragraphs on the Pasocada Basin page as well. They fit well there, I feel, and help give the page a more complete picture of the environment and geography.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 12:53, February 1, 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that's great. I agree with you that they help things, and there is nothing wrong with having duplicated information like that on a small scale for the sake of filling in an article about a region. (I meant to mention this above—that keeping stubs does not mean not also having information in the bigger article—but I forgot.)
Keep up the good work!
~ Lhynard (talk) 13:43, February 1, 2018 (UTC)

I went to add the large chunk of information that you removed from Archdevil to Asmodeus only to find that you already moved it there. You are on top of things! :) ~ Lhynard (talk) 01:29, February 8, 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm trying to make sure that I don't remove anything important. Since the archdevil pages are all a mess, I'm just moving the long articles from Archdevil to their individual pages, to await later clean-up. The Asmodeus notes was especially annoying on that page.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 01:34, February 8, 2018 (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan. ~ Lhynard (talk) 01:59, February 8, 2018 (UTC)

Tewahca/TewachaEdit

So, I have been doing much work on just about everything in Maztica. Recently, I noticed that Tewahca, a ruined city in Maztica, did not have an page. So I created a page, filled it in, cited it, etc. Nothing went wrong, it turned out fine. But... Later today, I looked at Category:Locations in Maztica. And in the list under "T", there was another page, titled "Tewacha", as well. The "Tewacha" page is also about Tewahca. I went back and checked, and Tewahca is the proper spelling. But the Tewacha page needs to be deleted or something. Thanks for your help.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 21:58, February 2, 2018 (UTC)

Looks like someone took care of the error, Silver. Good work on the Wiki so far :) - Darkwynters (talk) 16:31, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

New Navbox Assistance Edit

Hi. It's me again, but this time, I am not complaining about anything. :)

I was wondering if you wanted to help make a new "navbox" for fiends. Here is the one that I made for {{Celestials}}:

Inherently Good Creatures of the Upper Planes


On the Fiend page you recently added several navboxes. That is great for now, but ideally, fiends really deserve their own single navbox; those other navboxes belong further down the hierarchy, just like {{Archons}} and {{Angels}} belong at Celestial archon and Angel, not on Celestial.

Here's what I have in mind:

Inherently Evil Creatures of the Lower Planes

I am happy to take any suggestions. Also, is there another broad category? Should Demodand go between Yugoloth and Demon? Or should they be listed below with the miscellaneous fiends? What belongs in the miscellaneous fiends list?

~ Lhynard (talk) 15:17, February 9, 2018 (UTC)

Well, I am not very good at that complex of coding, but the template above seems good. As for demodands, info on them seems scarce. Putting them between Demon and Yugoloth would work, since they supposedly have a chaotic taint. But so would putting them down below (might be better option, actually) Make Yugoloth the dominant name, and Daemon the lesser, though, because Yugoloth is more commonly used and daemon is very (also too) similar to demon to be clear. Also, the half-fiend/fiend-blooded races are a kind of category, so maybe put Half-fiend as a small, below link (i.e. Woo)? As for the misc fiends, definitely put "hellhound", "nightmare", "larvae" and "barghests". Probably "night hag" and "maelephant" as well. Not so sure about rakshasa, though, because they don't really seem like fiends. Evil outsiders, yes, but not strictly fiends. All in all, having a "Fiend" template sounds nice, and I really liked the Celestials template.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 22:01, February 9, 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. Here's round 2:
In 3e, at least, "fiend" is defined on p. 308 of MMv.3.5 to mean "outsiders with the evil subtype."
Fiendish creatures are creatures living on the fiendish planes, such as animals, that are not inherently evil to the same extent as fiends. They are usually fiendish versions of something else, like a fiendish dog. They are almost always evil in outlook, but they don't actually have fiendish blood.
Half-fiends are almost always evil, and they are technically outsiders, but they are not fiends by 3e rules. The difference is that if a devil were to somehow convert and become neutral, it would still be treated as evil for all spell effects and damage reduction and all that. Evil is in their blood. For a half-fiend, it's only in half of their blood. Even though draegloths are half-fiends, they actually are given the evil subtype, making them both fiends and half-fiends, but that doesn't really make any sense, so I think it makes sense to keep them in a separate section for realted creatures.
Rakshasas are outsiders with the evil subtype in 3e. Moreover, they are specifically given in FR sources as the "fiendish bloodline" of some tieflings. They also have the fiend type in 5e.
Nightmares are evil magical beasts in 3e, but they are called fiends in 5e.
Do larvae ever get stats in 3e? In any case, they are fiends is 5e.
~ Lhynard (talk) 02:16, February 13, 2018 (UTC)
That looks very nice, Lhynard. And yes, both nightmares and larvae are technically fiends. I have no idea about stats for the larvae, though. As for rakshasa, that is more personal bias on my part- they never had the same "feel" as other fiends to me. Having the 'related creatures' section is brilliant; and yes, draegloths seem to be confusingly categorized as both fiends and half-fiends. I prefer to put them down as half-fiends, because it makes more sense. All in all, wonderful work.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 15:17, February 13, 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll go make it official and add it to the pages. ~ Lhynard (talk) 15:39, February 13, 2018 (UTC)

Citation TemplatesEdit

Don't hesitate to ask if you need a new citation template made up. Just give what information you know to an admin and we'll be happy to make one for you. Your Obsidian dragon find was new to me, as was the whole Mind's Eye archive. I don't know if any of it applies to the Forgotten Realms, but it was a cool find. —Moviesign (talk) 01:30, February 10, 2018 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Thanks. Actually, I know the location of a lot of archived articles like that, mostly from 3.5e and 4e. If you need some articles, I can try to track them down.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 01:52, February 10, 2018 (UTC)
If you feel so inclined, you can take a look through our Category:Web citation templates and see if there are any FR-related articles that we don't have yet. Unfortunately, a lot of articles required a subscription to see more than just the introductory paragraph. New sources generate new articles. :) Just a thought, but don't let it distract you from working on your favorite subjects. We want you to have fun and enjoy what you're doing, not get burned out on tedium. —Moviesign (talk) 14:47, February 10, 2018 (UTC)
Actually, there's a lot of articles you don't have that I've found archives for. However, most of it is stuff that is more general DnD stuff than Realms-specific stuff, and I'm not good at telling what is applicable to the Realms and what isn't. So it is more, tell me what article/topic you are looking for, and I'll try to find it in the archives. The sheer volume of archived articles, though, is a bit prohibitive for just casual going-through.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 00:17, February 13, 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, the Realms are big enough that we don't need to bring in generic DnD except when applicable. If something is mentioned in an official Forgotten Realms publication or web site, then it's fair game. If you want to make a note of an obscure source, you can link it in the Talk page belonging to something related, or you can add a request for a write-up and link it there. Find your corner of the Realms and have fun. We're glad you're here! —Moviesign (talk) 01:29, February 13, 2018 (UTC)

Whoa! Wait on the Category Changes Edit

Hey, adding Category:Inhabitants by race is great for all the low-level categories that include individuals, but do not remove low-level categories from their parent categories!

I also am glad that you are removing the general race categories from individuals. Good work there.

~ Lhynard (talk) 19:16, March 2, 2018 (UTC)

Okay, so I should leave a category that should really go under Inhabitants under Creatures? That doesn't make sense to me. Anyway, I did categorize them as "Inhabitants by Race" instead. If there's something I'm missing, though, please explain. Because those Inhabitants cats were driving me crazy where they were.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 19:19, March 2, 2018 (UTC)
All inhabitants (except gods who never were) are creatures. The intent of the categories is to be able to start at the top—Category:Creatures, the most general—and work one's way down to the most specific—individuals (or inhabitants). For example, Category:Mariliths should include all those pages for individuals who have marilith as their race. Category:Mariliths is as specific a race as one can get. That is, the race mariliths does not have any subraces. Category:Mariliths is a lowest-level category of the creatures hierarchy. The Category:Mariliths category should get two parent categories: Category:Inhabitants by race, which should be the parent category for all races, and Category:Tanar'ri, because all mariliths are tanar'ri.
It is OK and expected for category pages to belong to multiple hierarchy trees at the same time.
So yes, you are correct to be adding Category:Inhabitants by race to all of the low-level creature category pages, that is, to all of the race categories, but you are wrong to be removing the parent, or "race families", categories from the race categories.
You are also correct to be removing the race family categories from the articles for individuals. I describe myself as French–Irish by ethnicity; I don't go around telling people that I am human, much less that I am a humanoid, even though I am. But, I should find myself at the bottom of both the creatures hierarchy and the inhabitants hierachy:
  • Creatures->Humanoids->Humans->French–Irish->Lhynard
  • Inhabitants->Inhabitants by race->French–Irish->Lhynard
I hope this helps clarify things for you! :)
~ Lhynard (talk) 19:40, March 2, 2018 (UTC)
Only a little. It makes sense, but it drives me crazy. Those cat.s just don't seem to belong.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 20:11, March 2, 2018 (UTC)

If you really want to make the same change on lots of pages, then you should make a bot request. It will save you so much time and effort. You can use Forgotten Realms Wiki:Requests. —Moviesign (talk) 00:49, March 6, 2018 (UTC)

I know, but doing it myself lets me catch other things, too. So really, I don't mind.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 00:51, March 6, 2018 (UTC)

You Are Missed Edit

Hi, Silver Tiger,

I'm just stopping by to say that we miss you here at the wiki. I hope life it treating you OK.

~ Lhynard (talk) 23:53, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

It is school and final exams are soon. Also, I lose my computer over summer break. *Sigh*--SilverTiger12 (talk) 13:27, May 15, 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Do well on your exams! ~ Lhynard (talk) 15:22, May 15, 2018 (UTC)

SlackEdit

Are you back from summer break? :)

I have been empowered to invite you to the Forgotten Realms Wiki Slack community, an informal chat group of FRW admins and regular editors. If you are interested, please fill out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoVCqUNSPCKTp77IxhwMDyIQ4UGVoB1AP0MM15agNUZsU94Q/viewform and leave your email address so that High Imperceptor Admin Fw190a8 or myself can send you an invite. Your email address will not be shared with anyone except Slack. There are no fabulous benefits for joining, and certainly no penalties for declining, we just talk now and then. Hope to see you soon! :) —Moviesign (talk) 17:41, July 13, 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I finally got my computer back, so I've started editing again. Luckily, summer break is not yet over, so I still have lots of free time. Hope to see everyone around the wiki in the weeks ahead! :) --SilverTiger12 (talk) 17:51, July 13, 2018 (UTC)
This invitation is still open. :) —Moviesign (talk) 13:10, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

CategoriesEdit

Welcome back! :) Please don't make sweeping changes to the categories until we discuss this in the community. You can join the Slack channel (linked above) or continue the thread in the Forgotten Realms Wiki:Requests, or pick an appropriate Talk page. Thanks! —Moviesign (talk) 13:50, January 29, 2019 (UTC)

I already mentioned it on the requests page. Sorry if I seemed rather presumptuous, though. I was trying to see how it would be in actuality- the fiends was a test case. Once I finish handling the fiends, I'll stop so the community can take a look-see and decide.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 13:58, January 29, 2019 (UTC)
Yes, well, it might save you a lot of work to talk about it first. Just sayin'. —Moviesign (talk) 14:14, January 29, 2019 (UTC)
Maybe, but that's why I went with the fiends... If this does work, though, doing the Elves category is going to need a bot.
Also, should fiends, under Category:Fiends, be put in (a) only the most specific category (my personal preference), or (b) all applicable categories & subcategories (this seems rather confusing and unhelpful).
Anyway, I'll wait a bit for discussion now.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 14:21, January 29, 2019 (UTC)
I'm sure User:Lhynard will have some comments sometime today or tonight, since he is the most familiar with the creature category organization. Note that if you want to link to a category (or a File), you just add a colon in front like so: [[:Category:Individual fiends]] renders as Category:Individual fiends. It looks like you tried to do this but got the Category:Fiends put in the wrong category instead, right? It should be Fiends -> Individual fiends, yes?
Anyway, while we wait for Lhynard to get some free time, can we do some of what you want using a Category Intersection? For example, here is a list of all individual cornugons. If we can derive the desired groups from categories that already exist, that would be better than adding even more categories.
Would you like to join the Slack channel? I can invite you if you fill out the form. —Moviesign (talk) 15:27, January 29, 2019 (UTC)

I have responded on Forgotten Realms Wiki:Requests. ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:20, February 2, 2019 (UTC)

Celestials Project Edit

Hi, SilverTiger,

I know that BadCatMan already asked you to check with me about working on celestial articles, because it is already a major project of mine: User:Lhynard/Projects/Celestial Restoration.

I do not mind if you want to work on the same project, but please keep in mind the following things:

  • I have already uploaded many images for the needed articles. Please check that you do not upload duplicates.
  • I spent a ton of time making sure that all celestials in the navigation bar templates that I made were Realms-related. Please do not add articles for creatures that are not Realms-related.
  • Please do not add articles using Book of Exalted Deeds as the only source. This is not a Realms sourcebook. If you wish to add an article for this project, please find a Realms source for why that creature has a relevance to the Realms.

For example, I know that mustevals can be summoned by Harper paragons.

I look forward to seeing the celestials finally being given their due!

~ Lhynard (talk) 03:26, December 28, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I figured out that a lot of images were already uploaded after I uploaded the musteval image. Sorry about that.
Second, the main article states that "guardinals of all varieties could be found serving the goddess Mystra"- doesn't that automatically make them Realms-related? Some other celestials, though... not so easily connected. But given the prevalence of fiends, that seems really unfair to the champions of good.
Also, thanks a lot for what you've done so far.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 03:56, December 28, 2019 (UTC)
I forgot to ask, is there any way to sneak a mention of hammer and owl archons into the archon article? Because it seems a shame to have a way to find them somewhere on the wiki.
And I don't seem to have Warriors of Heaven. Could you add the info from there? Also, where does it state that Harper paragons can summon mustevals? Because that sounds really neat, if obscure.
I also should mention that I am trying to relay info from multiple sourcebooks at once, and my computer doesn't like me opening more than a few pdfs at a time. So I am trying to get info added from a few sourcebooks, before going on to other sourcebooks.
Should I hold off on the celestial paragon articles? I am not sure how Realms-related the Five Companions are, same for the Court of Stars and Celestial Hebdomad. This also seems a shame, given the extensive coverage given the archfiends.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 04:10, December 28, 2019 (UTC)
"Sorry about that."
No worries!
"Second, the main article states that "guardinals of all varieties could be found serving the goddess Mystra"- doesn't that automatically make them Realms-related?"
Sure, but then make sure to add that information and source in the article for each individual guardinal.
"[I]s there any way to sneak a mention of hammer and owl archons into the archon article?"
I really don't think they belong on our wiki. They have no lore outside of the books in which they are mentioned. The other archons, however, have both FR lore and lore across multiple editions.
"I don't seem to have Warriors of Heaven. Could you add the info from there?"
I plan to, yes. Right now, however, I am traveling in India, so it will be a few days before I can go back to this project.
"[W]here does it state that Harper paragons can summon mustevals?"
If I recall correctly, Player's Guide to Faerûn. The Harper paragon has a spell available to it, which includes mustevals in the summoning list. I'd have to go back and search for it again.
"Should I hold off on the celestial paragon articles?"
You don't need to hold off; just make sure to sight the page(s) in Player's Guide to Faerûn that mention them to make it clear how they relate. I already added the paragon archons with the most Realms connections, but the others are all said to exist on their given layers of Mount Celestia in PGtF. IIRC, PGtF mentions the Talisid by name.
~ Lhynard (talk) 05:07, December 28, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Once I get done with the current pdfs to make the guardinal pages, I'll open Player's Guide to Faerun and cite the stuff from there.
Have a safe trip, have fun, and watch out for rakshasas!--SilverTiger12 (talk) 14:59, December 28, 2019 (UTC)
I found the sources for you and added them to the Musteval article.
Thanks for the well-wishes. I saw no rakshasas, thankfully! :) I am back from India finally, but I'm suffering from so-called Delhi belly, so I'll be resting a lot in the next few days.
~ Lhynard (talk) 14:44, December 30, 2019 (UTC)

Wastriliths Edit

Erm, Wastriliths used to be obyriths. It's said that that's why Dagon likes them. I don't think they are anymore unless I missed something.Vegepygmy (talk) 18:51, December 29, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, wastriliths are a strange case: they were originally obyriths, but over the millenia they changed enough to loose some obyrith traits. That said, I still classify them as obyriths.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 19:03, December 29, 2019 (UTC)

Working TemplateEdit

Just FYI: If you want to prevent others from editing an article while you are in the middle of making changes, you can place the {{Working}} template at the top. You can do this with just two clicks by using the "more +" menu at the top of the Source editor (it looks like this: {{Working|~~~|~~~~~}}). Then remove the template when you are done. Cheers! —Moviesign (talk) 06:40, December 30, 2019 (UTC)

Standard Section HeadingsEdit

Please try to use the standard section headings (listed in handy cut-and-paste form at the bottom of each infobox documentation page) so that your articles are formatted closer to the rest of the wiki. For example, here are the standard sections for a creature article, just delete the ones you don't use:

==Description==
==Personality (use for a sentient being)==
==Behavior (use for creatures with animal intelligence)==
==Combat==
==Society (use for sentients)==
==Ecology (use for animals)==
==History==
==Notable <plural creature name> (list, if more than one)==
==Appendix==
===See Also===
===Notes===
{{Notes}}
===Appearances===
===Gallery===
===External Links===
===References===
{{Refs}}

Keep up the good work and happy editing! —Moviesign (talk) 02:14, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

I do try to use these, but the difficulty lies in pulling together enough information to make the division worthwhile. Hopefully the dragonspawn will be substantial enough.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 02:35, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

Image Categories Edit

Hi,

I just temporarily blocked you, because you are mass-uploading images.

When you upload images, please make sure to categorize them thoroughly. Some of us have put a lot of effort into categorizing images.

Each of your dragonspawn images, for example, need to have the following:

Please make sure that you do this before uploading more images.

Thanks!

~ Lhynard (talk) 16:47, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

Okay, sorry. I do not have much experience uploading images, so I am trying to figure it out. I'll be sure to add those categories when the block expires.
The dragonspawn, by the way, are my contribution to the Year of Monsters. Good day.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 16:50, January 3, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks.
Also, good job on the Blackspawn stalker.
~ Lhynard (talk) 20:24, January 3, 2020 (UTC)
You are very welcome. I've always wondered what all those dragonspawn look like... I think that Tiamat made the blackspawn stalker to either annoy Lolth, or as a gift for the Spider Queen.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 20:29, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

LinksEdit

Hey Silver, for your safety and protection (and ours), please remove the links on your User profile to the trove site. While the offerings there may be safe and free, they are definitely not legal and thus is a violation of the Terms of Use (where it says "...otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright..."). Thank you for your attention to this matter. We appreciate all your hard work on improving the wiki! —Moviesign (talk) 19:41, January 27, 2020 (UTC)

Positive Feedback Edit

Hey, Silver Tiger,

I am just stopping by to thank you for quickly reverting that anonymous user's incorrect category alterations.

Also, thank you for always being responsive and adapting things that we have suggested or requested into your newer articles so quickly.

I know that I have been critical of some of your changes in the past, so I wanted you to get some all-positive feedback from me to make sure that you know that I am not out to get you or anything. It's great to have you active again. You are the kind of editor that we want to keep around.

~ Lhynard (talk) 00:51, January 28, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I've been trying to improve. Unfortunately, the amount of editing I can is limited by college classes and such. That said, I'll try to stick around with some level of activity.
Also, I've always accepted your criticism in the spirit which I presume it was intended- to teach and guide.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 16:54, January 28, 2020 (UTC)

ArchdevilEdit

Hello SilverTiger! Thanks for your work and bringing in such (to me) interesting topics! And I know the problem of limited editing due to time constraints only to well :-).

I wanted to ask about the archdevil classification of Duskur. If the definition is "archdevils are powerful, unique devils", than that's of course correct. But are you sure that's all there is to it (i.e. is there a source for that)? Because in the archdevil article it says "each controlled one of the plane's nine layers", and that's not the case for Duskur. As far as I could see in the Dragon article, which explicitely calls her a "greater devil", archdevil is used in the latter sense. Thanks for your thoughts on that. Daranios (talk) 08:25, March 20, 2020 (UTC)

From what I can tell, there is some slight confusion about terms here... This is what I have untangled:
  • Archdevil- a powerful, unique devil.
  • Greater devil- a group of the more powerful devil species, such as pit fiends and paeliryons.
  • Archduke- an archdevil who rules one of the layers of Hell.
  • Lords of the Nine- fancier way of saying archduke.
  • Duke of Hell- an archdevil who rules part of a layer and serves that layer's archduke.
I hope this clarifies things a bit.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 14:17, March 20, 2020 (UTC)
That makes a lot of sense, and I like the distinction, but we need references that support all of that, including any sources that do not follow that distinction. ~ Lhynard (talk) 17:05, March 20, 2020 (UTC)
The problem is, the distinction is mostly implied rather than ever outright defined. For instance, archdevil is sometimes used a synonymous with archduke, but it is also used to refer to any powerful, unique devil. But I've found at least one relatively clear source...--SilverTiger12 (talk) 17:25, March 20, 2020 (UTC)
Interesting :-)! Daranios (talk) 21:22, March 20, 2020 (UTC)

Troll HuntingEdit

Silver, nice work on catching the solar troll :) Darkwynters (talk) 17:11, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Lore Edit

I like the fun description about the Silver Tiger. :) ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:33, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. I figured it would be entertaining- and only fair to tell a little something about myself to my fellow seekers-of-secrets.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 04:10, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

Article tips Edit

Hi! Thanks for your recent monster additions. I wanted to give you some tips to help after revising the skiurid article.

First, <!-- --> renders any text inside invisible, that is, it won't appear in the finished article. It's used to explain code or editing issues to editors whilst they're editing the page. A quote there will never be seen. Instead, use {{Quote}} or {{fq}} to create a proper quote box. In any case, I removed the "Go ahead. Laugh. I did, once. Once." line from Gruthark because Gruthark's not a Realms character, to remove any issues of who said it, why it's there, etc., just to maintain an FR focus.

Second, you said "Shadowfell", but that's a 4e term. With this being a 3e source, "Plane of Shadow" is preferable. That makes things clearer to readers.

Third, you noted "Image needed from sourcebook". Do feel free to do this yourself: download the image here here, upload it at Special:Upload, make sure you fill in {{Information}}, and add appropriate categories from Category:Images. — BadCatMan (talk) 01:35, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

Kocrachon Edit

Hi. Just saying thanks for adding the kocrachon article. I meant to do myself at some point but I kinda just forgot.

I was actually already working on the kocrachon article. My bad, I have a bad habit of writing very slowly and only rarely saving my edits. I have overwritten the article and plan on expanding it further. I am terribly sorry for the mix-up. --Ir'revrykal (talk) 18:52, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

Nah, there was no mixup. Not like you can really lay claim to an article at least for the most part. Sides, they only seem to show up in the planes of law (for which there is an image) and in the book of vile darkness. Anyway, thanks still.Vegepygmy (talk) 19:18, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

Ir'revrykal, not only do I not mind you expanding kocrachon, I thank you for it. I only made it and Ghargatula because they needed to be made and would be relatively simple, and were within my area of "expertise". Happy editing.--SilverTiger12 (talk) 19:26, March 31, 2020 (UTC)

Lilis Edit

Ello. I know this is based on something really old, but do you remember that one alteration you made to Dispater's page? It contained a big text wall of information that I think was lifted somewhere else. I ask because of a minor thing I noticed. I can't find a single source for the claim that Lilis was called The Iron Maiden, outside of other wiki sources. Pls respond when convenient.Vegepygmy (talk) 06:29, May 23, 2020 (UTC)

Yes, I do remember sticking that big wall of text on Dispater's page. However, it came directly from the Archdevil page; I simply transferred it from one place to the other while trying to drastically clean up and shorten the bloated Archdevil article.
To my knowledge, Lilis was only described in that Dragon article, and mentioned briefly in the Fiendish Codex II. However, you may want to check the 1e Monster Manual II (I think some of the Dragon archdevils were re-described in it). There is also the possibility that it is from a novel.
That said, if you can't dig up a source for the title, remove it. Homebrew has an unfortunate way of sneaking into this wiki.
Good day.--SilverTiger (talk) 17:28, May 23, 2020 (UTC)
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