Help:Event Page

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So you want to create a page about an event in Moonless Age (or update an old one)? This page is designed to serve as a template for creation of pages about events, story arcs and major plot intersections. If you copy and paste everything in a code box (except for the optional infobox sections) and fill in the needed information, your page will come out looking just like all the others in the Moonless Age timeline.

To see an example of a correctly-formatted event page, look here.
For more help with editing the wiki, please see Help:Contributors Handbook.

An event page consists of the following parts (in this order):

1. (optional) The "Occurs during" bar. This is made with the {{occurs during}} template. Fill in the number of each chapter that this event takes place in.

{{occurs during| ## ## ## }}

2. The event infobox. This is the box on the right side. It's made with the {{Event}} template.

In it's most simple form the template only looks like this:
{{Event}}
If the following information is known in the comic, add any of the following optional lines:
{{Event
 | section = the comic in which the event takes place; defaults to ''Moonless Age''

 | duration = the dates and/or time range for this event

 | characters =
* List of major character involved in the event
* Try to limit this to the important figures only!
* List them with bullets, like this

 | locations
* a list of locations important to the event
* be sure to link them to the appropriate location pages

 | factions  =
* List of factions (clans and other organizations) that are strongly involved in this event 

}}
You will also need to upload a picture to represent the event in the infobox. The dimensions of this picture are 240x111 px and it should be saved in the .png format. You can upload it by previewing or saving your page, clicking on the empty space in the inforbox, and selecting the file off of your computer to upload.


3. Introduction and featured section. A short summary of basic information about the event. This should be no more than a few paragraphs that quickly details the important points about this event that new readers might need. It's kind of like a short encyclopedia entry.

Pick one or two sentences to "Feature" whenever this page is listed in a summary page:

[[Category:Can be featured]]<section begin=feature />These will be the featured sentences.<section end=feature />

4. The following content sections:

==Major Influences==
===Date - Influence 1===
Every event has causes leading up to is. 
Whether they are relationships between major figures or factions, 
important points of the setting, or events themselves, 
list them here to explain why this event took place. 
Include dates in the subheadings if they are known.

===Date - Influence 2===
If an influence has its own page, use the {{Main}} template to link to main article. 
Provide only a very brief summary here that explains why it helped cause this particular event.


==Event Timeline==
===Date - Point 1===
Chronicle the timeline of the event here.

===Date - Point 2===
Use dates whenever possible. Dates have the format "DD MMth Moon, YYYY." 
If the date is not known, it can be left out.

===Date - Point 3===
Keep these sections objective. 
The perspectives of individual characters will be detailed on their respective character pages.


==Aftermath==
===Date - Aftermath 1===
Similar to the influences, this section is for a brief description of the effects of this event.

===Date - Aftermath 2===
Once again, the {{Main}} template might be helpful for linking to much longer articles.


5. The footer. Please don't forget this. Fill in the chapter that this page was last updated on.

{{Last update|##}}

Empty Event page template

This is the whole event page template for copy-pasting convenience:

{{Occurs during|  }}

{{Event
 | duration = 
 | characters = 
 | locations = 
 | factions = 
}}

[[Category:Can be featured]]
<section begin=feature /> (featured summary here, three sentences max)  <section end=feature />
 
==Major Influences==
===Date - Influence 1===
===Date - Influence 2===

==Event Timeline==
===Date - Point 1===
===Date - Point 2===

==Aftermath==
===Date - Aftermath 1===
===Date - Aftermath 2===

{{Last update|##}}