The Dark Brotherhood Wiki is the single greatest resource the Brotherhood has to offer for both in-character and out-of-character information. With just a few tips, anyone is able to easily make use of the wiki to add information pertaining to every facet of the Brotherhood; from personal characters to event and competition pages.
The purpose of this course is to help familiarize you with how to access information on the wiki and start creating your own content.
To help you delve fully into the Brotherhood Wiki, there is a complete step-by-step guide available as well as numerous Help resources that explain the various methods to use the Wiki Markup (language).
There are several ways to navigate the wiki and most of you have made use of either the main Wikipedia site or the Star Wars Wookieepedia. If you know what you're looking for, or have a general idea, the best method is to make use of the Wiki's search function. The search field is found on the top right of the page in the DJB Wiki navigation menu. Simply type out the page you want to find and either hit "enter" or click one of the buttons to the right of the text box and it will bring you up a list of possible matches. Pages are sensitive to correct usage of punctuation marks.
An alternative method to use if you're not entirely sure what to be searching for, is to make use of the Categories. On the Wiki's Main Page, you can find a group of Clan and House categories which will give you a good start for anything related to your unit. You could also start from the very "root" of the wiki and click the "Contents" link to get to the list of the main categories that house all others. From there you can search to your heart's content.
It was once required to create an account specifically for the wiki which was separate from your Dark Jedi Brotherhood account.
These days you simply need to visit the wiki while signed into the main Brotherhood website, click sign in, and give the wiki access to your dossier.
Now you're ready to start editing!
The focus of this section of the course will NOT be how to actually create your own page, but rather how to properly design your character and flesh out the content. Currently, the Brotherhood exists in the Star Wars timeline in 36 ABY. This means that your character and its history must be relevant to this era of the Star Wars universe and not, for example, be born in The Old Republic times.
To begin, your character page should cover the basics. Below the character infobox (see the guide below), you'll want to add an overall summary of your character that people can read quickly. This helps to establish who you are and where you fit into the Brotherhood in a paragraph or two.
After the summary comes your first heading—Character History—this is the personal history of your character, told in the third-person, and should outline the following:
Go into as much detail as you feel comfortable with, but remember you are not writing a story. There should be no dialogue and the events of your life should be outlined in a neutral voice. On the wiki, you're a historian. The best way to obtain examples is to read other peoples pages to grasp the difference.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Dark Brotherhood rarely plays directly with Star Wars canon. This means that your character should not have any close or unique relationships with established characters. So you can't be Vader's long lost super secret apprentice, or Luke's best friend, or things to that effect. Anything deemed inappropriate for DB canon will be changed to conform to this guideline.
For a basic wiki, the next two parts involve DJB Facts about your character—these can be things such as important projects you've helped with or positions you've served in. The final section is trivia, which lets you add a bit of random information about you or your character that you wish to share.
In this last section, we cover some of the common mistakes made by wiki beginners and how you can avoid them.
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