Between moves, job changes, new universities, and a baby, the Coppermind staff had a pretty busy August… And yet it was a month full of terrific progress thanks to all of you! The hard work you've put in to help us reach our objectives is much appreciated! Some highlights from August include the completion of Navani, a group effort to update the Diagram and several of its members, and a wrap-up of several minor Returned. There were many people who deserve a shout out, but we especially want to recognize those who completed the most objectives. These include Rebeca (Navani's history, among others), NotAStick (several of the Returned, and Lizbusby (for the Diagram and Graves).
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.
So, here are our objectives for September. If you find something you'd like to help with, claim it here, and let us know if you have any questions! If you sign up for something, please say hi on Discord so that we can offer support and touch base with you later this month!
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.
Featuring prominently in the first two Stormlight Archive books, this remarkable setting could use quite a bit of work. It will need some big changes, both in structure and content. On the bright side, the new content from Oathbringer isn't overwhelming, and when we get this updated it should be relatively easy to maintain from here on out.
2. Queen Fen
This fiery monarch is one of the key political figures on Roshar these days, with an important position in the coalition. Her article is, unfortunately, merely a stub. We'd really appreciate some help getting more content in, particularly for her Appearance & Personality and her History.
The Urithiru article was primarily written when it was nothing more to us than a mythical city of unknown location. With Oathbringer behind us, there's so much more to tell. We've got a living, breathing city on our hands (seriously, the thing has veins) that's only going to be more important moving forward. Let's get this one in shape.
It's in the very name of the series we're dealing with her, and it (unsurprisingly) plays a very important role in both the world and the story. The article, however, is barely more than a stub. We could really use your help fleshing out what Stormlight is and how it works.
5. Shallan's guards
They might not be Bridge Four, but this band of misfits aren't out of the story yet. These all vary in how much work needs to be done: from Vathah, our new Lightweaver squire with lots of OB screen time, to the barely mentioned Glurv. These include: Vathah, Red, Gaz, Shob, and Glurv.
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. Jasnah's pen pals
This important secret society is pulling all kinds of strings on Roshar. Though they're mostly still a mystery, we did get a few tidbits from Oathbringer. We'd love your help making sure these insights have been incorporated.
We admittedly don't know a whole lot about this young ruler, but he's basically emperor over one third of the continent. Short of Dalinar (who's cheating big time), this kid is arguably the most influential and important person on Roshar. Shouldn't take too much to get him up to date.
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.
5. Kiin's children
Getting tired of Stormlight Archive? Here's something from another part of the cosmere. The Elantris sequel will be here before we know it, and Brandon has said that it will feature this pair. Their articles right now could use a bit of love, so let's go ahead and polish them off. They are: Kaise and Daorn.
We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for the users this month 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 last month!
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