Lore Contribution

arendan

Code monkey
Staff member
Direction
The Vynland Contribution system is an initiative to allow interested players to contribute to the server lore. We are looking for people who are passionate and autonomous enough to shape their own parts of the lore. Lore contributors write pages and new lore or expand existing lore to build up the setting and enrich the world of Astra. Lore contribution is done in one of three forms.

Writing
We are looking for writers who are able to create lore in a sort of community driven wiki format, this means that all content on the wiki is written from a factual perspective rather than in storytelling style. It is Important that prospective writers share our vision on the setting of Vynland and that all lore ties into the world and other lore to maintain a cohesive and interwoven universe.

Wikimedia work

The Vynland Wiki often needs new infoboxes, templates, and content revisions. Organizing the Wiki’s navigation links is important for us to keep the Wiki maintainable and user friendly. This includes uploading images and adding them to pages they’re intended for.
For more information on the markup style that Wikimedia uses, check the wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Wikitext

Processing
Processors are an essential and critical part of the wiki’s infrastructure. Processors take the pages created by the writers before it’s posted to proofread and make minor edits to the page to keep a measure of quality and continuity with the rest of the wiki. Processors are required to have a high understanding of english and competence in english grammar, as a main point of this job is to keep everything neat and in accordance with language etiquette, other duties is to check for lore inconsistencies and keeping a general watch on the wiki for anything out of place.

To become a lore writer/contributor, whether you would like to do a one-off task or want to become part of the Lore Team and do assigned tasks and pages, please fill in the following form and post below. Once the form is filled out and submitted a member of the Staff Team will get in touch with you about details and requirements of the specific page and or job you will be working on.

For an idea of current lore that is wanted, here is a list of pages that need writing: https://wiki.vynland.com/index.php/Special:WantedPages


Discord ID:
Name of page you would like to edit/create:
Short description of what you want to do/write:
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done:
 
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Brogan

New member
Team Member
Lore Team
Discord ID: Brogan#8703
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Centaur
Short description of what you want to do/write: Centaur page for the bestiary
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 1 week
 
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AlienDark12

New member
Discord ID: AlienDark12#3941
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Siege of Castle Hagg, Aeryn Citadel
Short description of what you want to do/write: ^ Self-descriptive, faction lore + location and battle lore.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: Several a week.
 

arendan

Code monkey
Staff member
Direction
Discord ID: Brogan#8703
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Centaur
Short description of what you want to do/write: Centaur page for the bestiary
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 1 week
Details sent.

Discord ID: AlienDark12#3941
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Siege of Castle Hagg, Aeryn Citadel
Short description of what you want to do/write: ^ Self-descriptive, faction lore + location and battle lore.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: Several a week.
For future reference, please do not apply for multiple pages in one submission, for now you have been assigned the siege of Aeryn Citadel
 

Meta

New member
Discord ID: Kory#0001
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Emperor Yuan Shi Wei
Short description of what you want to do/write: A historical treatise on his achievements, his life, reign, contributions to his empire, etc.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: Within a week or two!
 

Arcturio

Man of the people
Staff member
Community Team
Discord ID: Kory#0001
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Emperor Yuan Shi Wei
Short description of what you want to do/write: A historical treatise on his achievements, his life, reign, contributions to his empire, etc.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: Within a week or two!
Details sent.

For further reference, anyone wanting to write historical characters should expect to follow the model/template + infobox categories displayed on this post:
 

Strudelicious

New member
Discord ID: Strudel#5044
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Caerwynn
Short description of what you want to do/write: A welsh themed province for Vynland replacing the province of Altclyde on the map.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 2 weeks
 

Arcturio

Man of the people
Staff member
Community Team
Discord ID: Strudel#5044
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Caerwynn
Short description of what you want to do/write: A welsh themed province for Vynland replacing the province of Altclyde on the map.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 2 weeks
Details sent.
 

Rhuyne

New member
Discord ID: Rhuyne#1160
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Waking Tree, also known as the Waking Wind. Flora.
Short description of what you want to do/write: A tree native to the Kyosin plains, its trunk customarily grows in a spiral motion upwards and sprouts cordate coral colored leaves. It bears fruit that are comically shaped like wind chimes and produce a signature music in the wind, hence its name. Its fruit are described to taste like a summer afternoon cloud and are popular among children both in the Orient and the West. Amongst the Kyosin, it is said to house spirits of luck where hopeful natives and young couples come to pray.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: A week or so.
 

arendan

Code monkey
Staff member
Direction
Discord ID: Rhuyne#1160
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Waking Tree, also known as the Waking Wind. Flora.
Short description of what you want to do/write: A tree native to the Kyosin plains, its trunk customarily grows in a spiral motion upwards and sprouts cordate coral colored leaves. It bears fruit that are comically shaped like wind chimes and produce a signature music in the wind, hence its name. Its fruit are described to taste like a summer afternoon cloud and are popular among children both in the Orient and the West. Amongst the Kyosin, it is said to house spirits of luck where hopeful natives and young couples come to pray.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: A week or so.
Details sent.
 
Discord ID:
Arthur (G3RN)#5515
Name of page you would like to edit/create:
Dragons entry for the bestiary w/ PoV from dwarf dragon hunter & dragonkin priest! (+ Dragon God (?))
Short description of what you want to do/write:
Dragons, often dubbed other monikers by the many peoples of Astra, are amongst the most frightening creatures that could ever be dreamt of by the conscious mind. Fabled as monstrosities of scale and wing, powerful enough to take down mountains, or preached as grand spirits of the Esh’hakar - protectors of the people. Niros deems them as demons, Anzan believe they can be reasoned with; and to the common farmer, a simple explanation for a forest fire, or the sudden disappearance of their prized cattle. They aren't all that far away from the truth, yet their visions are marred by myth all the same.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done:
I'd say two weeks, first draft next monday?
 

doug

Skyrim - Music & Ambience - Rainy Night [10 Hours]
Staff member
Direction
Lore Team
Discord ID:
Arthur (G3RN)#5515
Name of page you would like to edit/create:
Dragons entry for the bestiary w/ PoV from dwarf dragon hunter & dragonkin priest! (+ Dragon God (?))
Short description of what you want to do/write:
Dragons, often dubbed other monikers by the many peoples of Astra, are amongst the most frightening creatures that could ever be dreamt of by the conscious mind. Fabled as monstrosities of scale and wing, powerful enough to take down mountains, or preached as grand spirits of the Esh’hakar - protectors of the people. Niros deems them as demons, Anzan believe they can be reasoned with; and to the common farmer, a simple explanation for a forest fire, or the sudden disappearance of their prized cattle. They aren't all that far away from the truth, yet their visions are marred by myth all the same.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done:
I'd say two weeks, first draft next monday?
Details sent.
 

ivery

New member
Discord ID: Kate#7956
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Bestiary Entry: Unicorns
Short description of what you want to do/write: I want to do a lot more than just Unicorns, but they were the first I completed. As a common fantasy race, how I want to write them is to act as a solid basis for a 'rare' creature in terms of appearance, interaction, and alchemical value. The way they interact with different people, like the real-life myths regarding 'purity,' would be determined by player choice. The clear-cut specifications and consequences of harvesting certain alchemical ingredients from a Unicorn's body would balance out how powerful the ingredients are, and having them as key parts of more questionable alchemical mixtures could balance out their rarity.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 3 days, depending on formatting specifications.
 

arendan

Code monkey
Staff member
Direction
Discord ID: Kate#7956
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Bestiary Entry: Unicorns
Short description of what you want to do/write: I want to do a lot more than just Unicorns, but they were the first I completed. As a common fantasy race, how I want to write them is to act as a solid basis for a 'rare' creature in terms of appearance, interaction, and alchemical value. The way they interact with different people, like the real-life myths regarding 'purity,' would be determined by player choice. The clear-cut specifications and consequences of harvesting certain alchemical ingredients from a Unicorn's body would balance out how powerful the ingredients are, and having them as key parts of more questionable alchemical mixtures could balance out their rarity.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 3 days, depending on formatting specifications.
Details sent.
 

ivery

New member
Discord ID: Kate#7956
Name of page you would like to edit/create: The Plague of Bells
Short description of what you want to do/write: Page for the plague of bells- I plan to elaborate on the current state of things, how it started, etc.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 3-4 days.
Note: I'll be collaborating with @Rho on this one.
 

Arcturio

Man of the people
Staff member
Community Team
Discord ID: Kate#7956
Name of page you would like to edit/create: The Plague of Bells
Short description of what you want to do/write: Page for the plague of bells- I plan to elaborate on the current state of things, how it started, etc.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: 3-4 days.
Note: I'll be collaborating with @Rho on this one.
Details sent.
 

Ptolemy

New member
Discord ID: Morpheus#5569
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Bestiary: Aberration: Undead
Short description of what you want to do/write: History of the Undead (estimated date of first appearance, notable events involving Undead), by what manner they are animated, behaviours, appearance, potential subcategories?
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: A week

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Nat

New member
Team Member
Lore Team
Discord ID: Nat#4990
Name of page you would like to edit/create: N/A
Short description of what you want to do/write: Processing stuff.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done:
 

arendan

Code monkey
Staff member
Direction
Discord ID: Morpheus#5569
Name of page you would like to edit/create: Bestiary: Aberration: Undead
Short description of what you want to do/write: History of the Undead (estimated date of first appearance, notable events involving Undead), by what manner they are animated, behaviours, appearance, potential subcategories?
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done: A week

Discord ID: Nat#4990
Name of page you would like to edit/create: N/A
Short description of what you want to do/write: Processing stuff.
Personal deadline on when you believe you will be done:
Details sent
 

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