This is where we define what is and what isn't, i.e. the semantic relations that we want to use. This is necessary or useful because it avoids duplications that would really mess things up. For example, if we call the game worlds "islands" in some cases and "continents" in others, that will make a lot of queries faulty, as their results will only show those instances that were annotated one way or the other.
Below are the terms that are set and fixed. Please do not modify this list - put new suggestions on the talk page.
In addition to these terms, we use Categories to indicate what kind of thing the subject is. So every region should be in Category:Regions(*) and every realm in Category:Realms(*) and every person in - well, a category we still have to create. (also note, it would be cleaner to rename these to singular, we'll do that sometime in the future)
(*) Actually, an appropriate sub-category, such as Category: Atamara Regions
|Property||Meaning||Type||Example Uses / Notes|
|located on||game-world the subject can be found on||page||[[located on::Atamara]] tells us this realm, region, religion or whatever can be found on the island/continent Atamara|
|part of||general parent/child relations between items and places||page||Mostly used to note on region pages which realm and duchy they belong to, for example: [[part of::Sirion]]. This should be used in all the region infobox templates.|
|member of||general parent/child relations of characters and persons||page||Denotes which realms, but also which family a character belongs to, e.g. [[member of::Hawk Family]] or [[member of::Outer Tilog]]|
|Properties for Regions|
|population||population count of the region - population of realms is calculated automatically from its regions||number|
|is regiontype||region type as given by the game||string|
|has feature||describes relevant details of a place||string||Use on the region page. Values can be things like "mountains", "river", "coast", "forest", "desert", "road", "bridge", etc. You can use this feature multiple times if appropriate. Do not concatenate - use [[has feature::mountains]] [[has feature::river]] and not |
|capital of||specific property to indicate that a region is capital of a realm||page||Use on the region page. The realm should use semantics to automatically find its capital.|
|Denotes the position(s) of the regions and the people filling them||string||see below under ruler, etc. for more notes|
|Properties for Persons|
|general parent/child relations of characters and persons||page||detail family relationships, expand as needed but please use this syntax|
|death date||day of death of this person||date|
|Properties for Realms, Guilds, Religions (i.e. abstract entities)|
|founding date||the day the subject was created or founded||date|
|founded by||Denotes guilds or religions that the character has founded||string||As the positions below, a string type.|
|Denotes the position(s) and the people filling them||string||This could also be implemented the other way around, e.g. "ruler of" on the character page. However, many characters do not have a wiki page at all, or not their own page (i.e. all characters are described on the family page). In templates using this property, it is suggested to include an optional link to the character page.|
|has state religion||Denotes that a realm has a state/official religion, and which one||page|
|government type is||Denotes the government type of a realm||string||We're using a string because while there is a page on government systems, the individual systems do not have their own pages|
|Properties for Unique Items|
|is itemtype||item type as given by the game||string|
|discovery date||the day the item was found or created||date|
|discovered by||the character who found or discovered the item||string||see above under positions for why this is a string value|
|prestige||the prestige bonus this item grants||number|
|abilities||other skill boni or abilities that the item posesses||string|
Further terms will be added as we discuss and agree on them.
General Notes on Types
- These are types where the property is a page itself, e.g. a realm or region (which have their own pages), etc.
- These types must contain a valid number, even if that is a guess or approximation. Terms like "ca. 1 mio" are invalid, use "1000000" instead, and if you want a different display, the pipe trick. Example: [[population::5200|ca. 5000]]
- See Semantic MediaWiki Manual for details and syntax.