November Coppermind Objectives

We're back with another set of Coppermind objectives! We've made some terrific progress on all things Stormlight Archive since Oathbringer released nearly one year ago, and much of the thanks for this goes to all of you who chipped in on objectives--both big and small--over the last few months. Some highlights from the last batch includes an update on all of Shallan's guards, the magnificent Queen Fen, continued updates to Kaladin and Bridge Four, and a few of the more notable spren. There were many people who deserve a shout out, but we especially want to recognize those who completed the most objectives. These include Rebeca (too many things to list), SpaceGodPerson (several of Shallan's guards), Amanda (Kaladin and Bridge Four), and Ladymxdnight (for a few spren).

We're continuing the initiative this month, with a brand new set of objectives. 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.

If you haven't heard, this is a particularly special month: it's NaCoWriMo! You heard me, it's National Novel Coppermind Writing Month! That's a thing, right? Well, maybe you've got a friend participating in NaNoWriMo, but writing a 50 thousand word novel in a month isn't your thing. We're here for you! We think more in terms of bytes rather than words of course, so anyone who contributes 50 thousand bytes (roughly 5 thousand words) in the month of November will get a super special NaCoWriMo award!

Without further ado, here are our objectives for November. 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. Vasher

Vasher is one of the most interesting figures in the cosmere, and so there's naturally a LOT to say about him. His article particularly needs work done on the History section, though the whole thing needs a general facelift. This will require a lot of research!

2. Spook

What better way to cap off your Halloween festivities than to work on the article for Spook?! His history section is short and the other major sections on his page are practically non-existent. Don't make the mistake of ignoring this guy! Spook deserves better!

3. Yeden

If you thought Spook was the most overlooked member of Kelsier's crew, then you're probably forgetting about Yeden. Yeah, that guy was technically part of the crew too! Comes as no surprise that his article is mostly forgotten as well! The research on Yeden should be fairly straight forward, so this will mostly be a matter of fleshing out what's there.

4. Tindwyl

This remarkable Terriswoman played a key role in Well of Ascension, and she deserves more credit for it than we're giving her. If you're a Tindwyl fan we could definitely use your help expanding her article.

5. VenDell

This notable kandra doesn't make many appearances, but he plays an important role in Bands of Mourning and there's much more that needs to be said about him. If Era 2 Mistborn is more your speed then this character is a great option.

6. Pahn Kahl rebellion

Let's change gears from Mistborn back to Warbreaker. The Pahn Kahl rebellion refers to the secret rebellion at the heart of Warbreaker's plot, and the article is… rough. We would really like to see a Bold individual Return to this article and write out the full narrative events of the rebellion.

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. Leshwi

Sad to see so few Stormlight objectives? Here's your moment! Leshwi appears to be one of the more important Fused, especially for the ways she intersects with Moash, but she hasn't received much attention. We'd like to flesh her article out a bit more and get it out of stub status.

2. Gavinor

This poor kid lost both of his parents and his throne in Oathbringer. Least we could do is give him a proper article, right? If you're the kind of person who feels like swears directed at Moash aren't good enough, this might be your next step.

3. Ien

Ien didn't play a major role in Elantris, but there's more to say than the few lines we have. Raoden's faithful Seon deserves some more love.

4. Mare

Mare is another Mistborn Era 1 character who hasn't seen much attention in far too long. We don't know a lot about her, but the article could definitely use some expansion.

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 November 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. This month there's also the esteemed NaCoWriMo award up for grabs!

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

Most Contributions

1. LadyLameness - 37,592 bytes

2. Big Smooth - 34,905 bytes

3. Rebeca - 24,535 bytes

4. SpaceGodPerson - 20,961 bytes

5. Reinhartmax - 17,353 bytes

And a shoutout to Ammcclain15 and Xnkvbo, who both contributed extensively and just missed the top 5 cut-off.

Objective Completions

1. Rebeca - 1 Major, 5 Minor

2. SpaceGodPerson - 1 Major, 1 Minor

3. Ammcclain15 & Ladymxdnight - 0 Major, 2 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!

Edited by Jofwu


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