War Of The Seasons

Welcome to the War of the Seasons Lexicon Game!

Although it barely touched the city of Everway, the War of the Seasons covered multiple Spheres. Since most people are not spherewalkers, and Gates tend to be no larger than a horse and wagon, there were few pitched battles in the war.

The Library of All Worlds has convened a panel of scholars, both domestic and foreign, to create the definitive reference volume of this event that has touched numerous Spheres and lives.

These scholars include:

Also including entries by:

An index of articles can be found here: War of the Seasons

We also have a timeline: WOTSTimeline

Rules

  • We are using all the rules established on the Lexicon page, along with the variants Follow the Phantoms, Codependence and Credence. The rules, as adjusted by the variants, are below.
  1. Turns are every Monday and Wednesday and Friday. Players write no more than one entry a turn. All entries should be added to the WOTS category. (Following the WOTS Format ensures this.) Players that do not act on any turn in a week will be considered inactive.
  2. All entries and names must follow guidelines of The Tongue. This is Everway, people. Similarly, ever Realm should be given a Virtue, a Fault, and a Fate, all drawn from the Fortune Deck. It is suggested every Realm also get its own Usurper.
  3. On a player's first turn, you write your first entry. You come up with the name of the entry, and you write 100-200 words or so on the subject. At the end of the article, you sign the name of the scholar you're working on, and make two citations to other, new entries in the encyclopaedia.

    These entries will be considered phantoms - their names exist, but their content will get filled in only on the appropriate turn. Players starting in later turns may cite already-existing phantoms without having them counted against their two. Pages for the phantom entries should be created following the standardized format to allow them to appear on the Index page.
  4. Also on the first turn you should create a scholar page (using the Scholar Format) and provide some information about the persona you've adopted for this game, along with a link to your first entry. Ideally, your first entry should be your scholar's homeland. A scholar belongs to a player for the duration of the game. Players may not switch between authors - there are numerous other techniques to vary writing style and presentation without sacrificing character continuity.

    As new players enter the game, scholar pages may be added to throughout the game as long as no information in existing entries is contradicted.
  5. On your the second and subsequent turns, you must choose an existing phantom entry, one from the prior turn if possible; if all entries are effectively barred through citation and dibs, you may choose an entry from the current turn, or if those are also barred, you may create a new entry. Once an article is written, add a link to the article to your Scholar page.

    Citations to existing phantom articles cannot be made if the writer is the only one able to write in that article.

    Free periods (where authors are allowed to make new entries) may occasionally be announced by the host, (Lxndr).

    After the first turn, all entries must have two citations - one must be a reference to an already-written entry, and one must be to an already-existing phantom. Additional backwards citations are allowed, but you may have no more than one phantom citation.

    This game is meant to be perpetual, but if an end is ever called, during the sunset period, additional phantom entries must be filled, but no new phantom entries can be created. Instead, you must make citations to already-existing entries.
  6. Additional citations may be added in annotations, added by other, fellow scholars. An annotation should be roughly half the length of the article, be signed by a scholar, and include a brand new phantom citation. This citation is considered a citation of the article (and as such, may be written by the annotating scholar). Scholars may annotate any article (other than their own) exactly once, and may do this at any time.

    Annotations during the sunset period may reference already-existing phantoms. However, they cannot be used to render a phantom unusable.
  7. Players wanting to plan ahead may call dibs on any eligible phantom entry, but may not hold more than one dibbed article at a time. During a free turn dibs may be held in abeyance until the next turn.

    To call dibs on a phantom, add your scholar name as the author and remove the phantom link from the bottom of the page, and add the article to the dibs category by replacing the article text with the following:
[[Category.WOTSDibs|dibs]]

    -Author {as WikiWord link} 
  1. It is an academic sin to cite yourself, so your scholar may never cite another entry he has written, and may never write a phantom cited in an entry he's written (this includes annotations other scholars apply to your entries). Scholars are also encouraged to refrain from citing phantoms they have previously cited, but this is not a strict rule.

    Despite the fact that your peers are self-important, narrow-minded dunderheads, they are honest scholars. No matter how strained their interpretations are, their FACTS are as accurate as historical research can make them. So if you cite an entry, you have to treat its factual content as true! (Although you can argue against the interpretation and may introduce new facts to shade the interpretation).

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