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Codex Lore Forum

 

 

The following are the initial templates that Codex has made for the first version of the Lore Creation forum. We plan to eventually expand as we see fit and find needs of. The idea behind only starting with four categories was to get the ball rolling and allow for both the community and the Codex to get their feet wet. After that we plan on further developing the Lore section of Codex.

 

A note on how the Lore Forum is going to be handled. It will not have the same regimented judging as the rest of codex and how factory is run. This is essentially the answer to use having a Wikipedia without having to actually make a true Wiki. The only section of the Lore Creation that would fall under heavy judgement is the Chronicle Template. Beyond that, most of this is all going to be so that the community can flesh out other parts of their character(s) and the world around them.

 

The Forum will open later on this evening ~ 9pm pst. Please note that the 3 submission rule does apply within the Lore Forum as well. Please remember to be respectful and kind to other writers when submitting things on Lore. If Lore becomes a means to harass and belittle the Lore Creation will be removed and no longer discussed. 

 

Categories Lore 1.0

 

Organization Template 1.0:

The organization template is meant to cover several groups, this is different than the NPC unit template for a couple of reasons. The biggest difference between the unit template is that these are to describe the organization - nothing combat wise.

The Organization Template will cover:

  • Families/Dynasties

  • Clans/Tribes

  • PC & NPC Groups that aren’t primarily meant for combat

The reason we decided to use Organizations as a template was because we did notice an increase desire to flesh out groups, such as the Mandalorian Clans, but because they were not technically NPC only groups, they didn’t really have a place in the NPC submission forum. The organization template will remedy that.

 

 

Media Template 1.0

The media template will cover the following:

  • Books
  • Handbooks

  • Hologram Recordings

  • Movies

  • Albums

  • Etc.

 

The Media template will not be covering holocrons. Holocrons will still be going through the Factory for the time being. The media template allows for journals and personal recollections can also fall into this category, such as personal accounts of an invasion, rebellion or other board events.

 

 

Chronicle Template 1.0

The Chronicle template is for those that want to expand on board events in an unbiased account. These accounts are heavy in research pulling from the actual role plays and linking back to them. This allows for members who are older to elaborate on events that leaves our newer members questioning the delicate details. Also allows members who have their own events happening: such as the Member run events and the End-Game event we recently had – to have something living in description form.

The following is covered by the Chronicle Template:

  • Invasions
  • Rebellions

  • Board – Wide events (Netherworld, Dark Harvest, Galactic Games)

  • Member run events (End Game, A.M.B.E.R. Alert)

 


Edited by Irajah Ven, 25 June 2018 - 04:09 PM.
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Realm: [Please link the planet(s) your organization has concentrations in. Headquarters should be the first location you list and annotated with "[HQ]". Distant planets will require explanation for the rational in the Historical Information section.  

Domain: [Does your organization lay claim to any particular area? Are they the undisputed holders of said territory, or are there challengers vying for control? Do they keep to themselves, or are they an active part of the community? How is their relationship with the local populace?]

 

 

Does the Codex plan to regulate this at all such as with companies in the Factory?

 

Currently when adding locations to a company one needs to actually show that said company expanded there with a thread. I know you mention it needs to be added in the Historical Information Section, but I could just annotate my organization is in 20 different locations and explain how we got there all in one Sub. That seems way too easy comparatively.

 

Second, will the Codex at all be tracking the "Domain" aspect of this? Of course Codex Judges will stop people from saying "WE OWN THIS ENTIRE PLANET/SECTOR/ZONE", but down the line people will eventually forget and we'll have significant overlap. Especially in popular canon areas(Coruscant, Korriban, etc). Eventually there will be conflicts of who owns what and these Codex subs will undoubtedly be used as 'proof' of ownership. So is there a plan to track that at all?

 

EDIT:

Just thought of this as well.

 

Influence: [Does your organization’s influence stretch out across a sector? End at the boundary of your corporate property? Does it hold sway over a particular city or have influence on a specific planet? Do you occupy one grimy little ship? List any particular influences here.]

 Are we going to be tracking who has influence over what? I can see this having devastating effect for invasions, rebellions, and even dominions where a subbed organization has "influence" on a planet and then someone comes after it and attempts to use the Codex sub in the Narrative. How will that work out?


Edited by Alric Kuhn, 25 June 2018 - 02:01 PM.

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I think this is a fantastic step in the right direction towards what the board needs more of; creativity. Well done all of you who worked so hard to refine this--and all of you who work so hard to continue to provide us such an awesome service, pro bono.



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Does the Codex plan to regulate this at all such as with companies in the Factory?

 

Currently when adding locations to a company one needs to actually show that said company expanded there with a thread. I know you mention it needs to be added in the Historical Information Section, but I could just annotate my organization is in 20 different locations and explain how we got there all in one Sub. That seems way too easy comparatively.

No. If you can't sufficiently justify it, you will be asked to make edits commensurate with what is appropriate.

 

 

Second, will the Codex at all be tracking the "Domain" aspect of this? Of course Codex Judges will stop people from saying "WE OWN THIS ENTIRE PLANET/SECTOR/ZONE", but down the line people will eventually forget and we'll have significant overlap. Especially in popular canon areas(Coruscant, Korriban, etc). Eventually there will be conflicts of who owns what and these Codex subs will undoubtedly be used as 'proof' of ownership. So is there a plan to track that at all?

There are no plans to track anything at this time. We may from time to time ask that major parties be mentioned if there is an obvious relationship that would be had, but it will be up to the community to be proactive, rather than Codex staff to dig for every subject matter that passes through our doors.

 

 

 

Are we going to be tracking who has influence over what? I can see this having devastating effect for invasions, rebellions, and even dominions where a subbed organization has "influence" on a planet and then someone comes after it and attempts to use the Codex sub in the Narrative. How will that work out?

It's no different than minor factions, companies, or NPC groups having a preexisting influence. Please see the rules for dominions, invasions, and rebellions to see who may participate in those threads.



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1. Okay, so if I say have an organization that has expanded all over the galaxy through threads I can basically just list every region of space I'm in as long as I have justification for doing so? Do I need threads or can I point out a narrative as to the reason for this?

 

2. So the burden is going to lay on the community/submitters for information that the Codex approves? Meaning If I sub one place and then someone else subs something about it the Codex won't point out/have a reference to the fact that I've already done so?

 

3. Am I to understand the Influence section won't really have any substantive quality to it then? More so than current Codex subs I mean.

 

Also please do not get me wrong, I'm not asking this to be argumentative. I have several very large Chaos "Organizations" which I intend on subbing. I am attempting to ascertain the limits, restrictions, and ultimate method of best subbing these organizations which I have built up over the years.


Edited by Alric Kuhn, 25 June 2018 - 06:42 PM.

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Several companies and organizations can have influence in the same regions. On chaos no matter what they won't have the same power or presence as a major faction because our rules. Of course your company can have some influence in territories.

Think of it like phone companies and cable companies, theres different company influences etc, so if you sub an organization that has influence on the x location on x world etc and someone does the same - Codex isnt going to tell them no. Its not going to be hard regulated.

Again, this is fluff and a chance for you and others to put a one stop place for people to read and enjoy what you've created over the years.

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Are the Chronicles restricted strictly to IC events or could they be events that occurred pre-board?

 

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No, you can do pre-board as long as they make sense. Chronicles are another outlet for my historians <3