Coppermind Objectives - Summer 2020
Gasp! Coppermind Objectives?! Your eyes do not deceive you! After a 6 month hiatus we're back! The Coppermind is more up-to-date than ever, but there's always more work to be done--especially as we prepare for Rhythm of War's release in 6 months' time. There's many ways that you can help, so we hope you'll join in!
As always, we're happy for any help we can get, so don't be shy. If you're new to editing the Coppermind, don't worry; we'll help you out with guides and plenty of assistance. You don't need experience or expertise, just the will to help out! We'll also provide awards, because everyone loves fake internet points!
Without further ado, here are our objectives for the summer. If you find something you'd like to help with, claim it here, and let us know if you have any questions! If nothing in the list below catches your eye, there are leftover objectives from previous months up for grabs in the claim spreadsheet. If you sign up for something, please say hi on Discord so that we can offer support and touch base with you!
Let's start with some larger projects. These objectives will definitely require some research and a good bit of writing. Anyone is welcome to take them--we just don't want you to feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew.
Of all the major characters, you'd think Sazed's would surely be in pretty good shape. Alas! His "Appearance and Personality" and his "Attributes and Abilities" sections are in pretty bad shape, and his History could use some work as well (especially for books 1 and 3).
Starsight has been out for some time now, and Spensa's History section is still lagging behind. It barely even covers the events of Skyward!
TenSoon has a few sections that are missing altogether (Appearance/Personality and Attributes/Abilities), which is the place to start. His Era 1 history could also use some fleshing out.
This one never got a proper update after Oathbringer! It needs information on the founding and early meetings of the Coalition of Monarchs, plus major events like the Siege of Kholinar and the Battle of Thaylen Field. Many of these things are covered in detail by other articles, so it doesn't need to be exhaustive, but this page should be covering the overall narrative of the True Desolation.
If you're itching to help us prepare for Rhythm of War, this would be a great one to pick up. Jasnah still has a lot of Oathbringer update work to go. Her history section in particular is very lacking!
Before moving on to the smaller objectives, I should note that there ARE some other MAJOR Stormlight characters who need Oathbringer updates still. If you're not afraid of a big character update, you're more than welcome to take one of those on! Let us know on Discord and we can talk about what you're interested in doing or what's needed most.
These are tasks that are much shorter and involve characters or topics that are minor. But, hey, minor things are important to have done too! Many of these articles are so short that they will not require separate sections. Research should be fairly straight forward. For short articles, include as much as you can possibly find about them.
1. Lanna Write
Lanna, from Defending Elysium, only has two lines to her article right now! Should be an easy one to bring to completion. Defending Elysium is totally worth the read, especially if you like Skyward, and as a added benefit for Coppermind editors: it's free, short, and electronic (easily searchable!).
Rlain's article is missing both Attributes/Abilities and Relationships sections. Pick one that interests you and finish it off! Or do both!
3. Denth's crew
Here's a Warbreaker one for you. Let's flesh out our article on Denth's crew. We'd like to include some more about what they're doing together and why.
The Outer Estates form a ring around Elendel. They're only mentioned a handful of times, so this one should be really easy to bring to completion. Just be prepared to dig deep for every scrap of info that can be included!
Wax & Wayne's old stomping grounds in the Roughs. It's only mentioned a dozen times or so, but there's a bit more info that can be squeezed out than what we have right now.
What's in it for me?
We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for the users with the most edits, and we'll also give out awards if you contributed to one of these items. They'll be on your user page for all to see.
How do I to start?
The most important thing is to be bold! Content is hard to write, but we can always format your stuff if it doesn't quite match conventions. MediaWiki notation may appear scary at first, but the best way to learn is through experience. If you're interested, we have lots of guides to help: Help:Contents.
It does very much help to have ebooks so you can find instances of a specific word or person. (This is extremely helpful for minor characters). If you have physical books, ask us and we can help you determine this so you don't need to reread the whole text. We can also direct you towards some good articles to use as a go-by.
Edited by Jofwu