Rhythm of War Coppermind Objectives: Round 1


Rhythm of War is OUT! And over on the Coppermind we are moving full steam ahead to get the wiki updated. It's a massive undertaking to update the wiki for a new Stormlight Archive book. By our latest count, we expect that nearly 400 existing articles will need to be updated while at least 150 brand new articles need to be created from scratch. That's over 15% of the wiki that will need to be updated in some way due to a single book!

As always, we're happy for any help we can get, so don't be shy. Editing the wiki is open to anybody and easier to do than you may think. No experience required! We've got several guides available, and an active Discord server where you can get help 24/7. If you want to help with these objectives, please join Discord and say hello so that we can coordinate!

The Objectives

We've got a LONG list of objectives this time, (you saw those numbers above, right?) so I'm not going to list each and every one as usual. They include everything from major characters like Rlain and Lift all the way down to the little guys like Oroden and Savrahalidem! (kudos if you know who that last one even is!) We've got heroes, antagonists, honorspren you want to punch, and at least one Azish scholar whom we're not entirely sure how they got invited. It's not all characters. We've also got some locations (like Hearthstone), groups (like the Diagram), and even an obscure piece of traditional Veden garb. You can view all the objectives, and claim one for yourself, in our Coppermind Claims spreadsheet.

Like I said, we're thankful for any help we can get. So if you want to work on something not listed there, don't sweat it! Just visit our Discord server and let us know what you want to work on. If we agree that the article needs work, we'll be happy to add it to the list! You're also welcome to poke through former unclaimed objectives and claim one of those. (Let us know so that we don't miss giving you credit.) If you're sick of Stormlight Archive already, then pick one from another series! There's always another... article to write.

What's in it for me?

We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for those who earn the most points in the next two months! Each objective has been assigned a certain point value based on difficulty. Completing an objective will earn you all the points, and for partial completions we'll give you a fair portion based on how much was accomplished. We've got trophies for everyone who completes at least one objective, and special awards for those who earn the most points. The awards themselves will 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. Every change on the wiki is recorded and checked, so don't worry about messing something up (we can fix any mistake with a few clicks) or saying something wrong. (we'll double-check your work!) It does very much help to have ebooks so you can find instances of a specific word or person. If you only have physical books, that's okay; just ask for help on Discord and someone can point you toward the important references. 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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