February/March Coppermind Objectives


A little late, but we're finally back with another set of Coppermind objectives!

What better way to spend a cold winter day than snuggled up with a blanket, hot cocoa, and an article to write? We had some awesome editors chugging away over the holidays, and got a lot done.  We got a good start on Skyward while continuing to chip away at some Cosmere articles that have long needed attention. We'll be continuing that through March! Before getting into the new objectives, let's give a big hand to Rebeca, Big Smooth, and Rasarr, who helped knock out some of our major objectives over the last two months, such as Ialai Sadeas, the Horneater Peaks, and Jorgen. Others who contributed a lot are credited below. Thanks for the hard work, folks!

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, 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 February and March. 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!

Larger Projects

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.

1. Cobb's History

Captain Cobb is one of the most important figures in Brandon's latest book, but his article is still a stub. Let's flesh out Mongrel's history this month--both his backstory and his role during the events of Skyward.

2. Coup of Urteau

The Coup of Urteau was a major focus of Hero of Ages, and yet the page currently consists of a single paragraph. Our coverage of Mistborn Era 1 is spotty, but this one is a particularly sad oversight. Anything you can do to help fill out what happened in Urteau would be a big help!

3. Eventeo

Sarene's father, King Eventeo, is another article that's much shorter than it ought to be. He made a limited number of appearances in Elantris, which should make the research on this one relatively straightforward. 

4. Terris History and Culture

The Terris people played a significant role in the story of Mistborn before and after the Ascension of the Lord Ruler. Their history and culture in particular are very rich, but the article is far too brief. Let's try to at least cover the history and culture sections of these interesting people.

5. Natanatan

Details on Natanatan are sparse, but we definitely know a lot more about these people than the article currently reveals. We could use your help updating this article for Oathbringer, as well as making sure it has captured everything we know from the previous Stormlight Archive books.

6. Palona

And here's another important article that still hasn't even been updated for Oathbringer. It's clearly missing some info from Words of Radiance as well. Let's at least get that Appearance and Personality section filled out, along with a more thorough and updated History.

Smaller Tasks

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. Gemmel

Aside from a few mentions here or there, this will mainly take you into Eleventh Metal. As important as Kelsier is to the Mistborn story, his teacher deserves a bit more attention than he's received so far!

2. Khlennium

Home of Alendi, this classical Scadrian nation was incredibly influential. Let's dig all of the details up and get this article completed!

3. Order of Talenelat

No, there's not an 11th order of Knights Radiant. This is one of the Vorin devotaries--Dalinar's own, in fact. This one should be relatively easy to mark complete.

4. Sela Tales

And here's another ancient kingdom--this time on Roshar. The Purelake may not seem like much these days, but it was once ruled by a Silver Kingdom if you can believe it. We could use your help getting this article updated for Oathbringer.

5. Sheler

This nominee for "Most Random Oathbringer Interlude" could use a bit of fleshing out. After his encounter with the hog, it seems unlikely that we'll be seeing him again. It always feels good to mark an article complete knowing that it will probably stay that way!

6. Tenasi Agreement

Got an itch to help with something non-cosmere? Couldn't get enough Skyward? Take a moment to read Defending Elysium and help us elaborate on the Tenasi Agreement! I'll be honest--I have no clue what it is... And the article is only slightly more helpful than the title itself! Let's change that.

What's in it for me?

We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for the users in the coming months 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.

Here's a look at our top editors from the last month!

Most Contributions

1. Norlick27 - 50,727 bytes

2. Big Smooth - 45,779 bytes

3. Reinhartmax - 34,023 bytes

4. Rasarr - 32,463 bytes

5. Ammcclain15 - 18,128 bytes

Objective Completions

1. Rebeca - 1 Major, 1 Minor

2. Big Smooth & Rasarr - 1 Major, 0 Minor

3. MessydeskLadymxdnight , and MountainKing- 0 Major, 1 Minor

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.

Come join us on the dedicated Coppermind Discord, or come chat in the #coppermind channel on the 17th Shard Discord. We are really happy to help!


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Jofwu

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57 minutes ago, Ark1002 said:

How do you claim an article?

Just put your name in the "Claimed By" column on this spreadsheet. :) Thanks @Ark1002!

Edit: Oh, I noticed you did this, but had to add the thing you wanted. That sheet actually has a few tabs in it. It opens to the Stormlight tab, but you wanted the Mistborn tab. I moved your name to the right spot. Sorry for the confusion.

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Ark1002

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No, I mean, the little thing on the article saying it was claimed by this user. How do I do that?

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Jofwu

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@Ark1002 Ah! Sorry, I forgot about updating those. I'll take care of that for you when I get a chance. :)

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