The Encyclopedia of Yulari

A Lexicon Game

For simple linking: http://tinyurl.com/yulari

Yulari is a world of high magic, fallen empires, and meddlesome gods.

It is not ISO 9000.

Participating scholars include:

To start playing in this game, please click here to see what you need to do.

A list of entries can be found here:

A working timeline of the world can be found here:

An attempt at piecing together the geography can be found here:


  • We are using all the rules established on the Home Page, along with the variants Follow the Phantoms and Credence. The rules, as adjusted by the variants, are below.
  1. Turns are every Sunday and Wednesday and last half a week; the only exceptions are weeks which include a US Federal holiday, in which case the week will be considered only one turn. Players that miss four weeks worth of turns will be considered inactive; all phantom entries cited solely by them will be grayed out.

    Turns made on Sundays or Wednesdays can be considered a part of the prior turn, or the current turn, at the author's discretion.

    Players write no more than one entry a turn (although annotations on all eligible articles are always open). All entries should be added to the Yulari category. (Following the Yulari Format ensures this.)
  2. 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 Yulari Index page.
  3. 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.

    Players that have proven their ability to keep up with their turns may be allowed a second Scholar.

  4. 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.

    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 unwritten entry. Additional backwards citations are allowed, but you may have no more than one phantom citation.

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

    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.
  5. 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 phantom citation, which can be brand new. 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 must reference already-existing phantoms (or articles). However, they cannot be used to render a phantom unusable.
  6. 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.

    Players may not use annotations to invalidate an otherwise valid claim on an article.

    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:

    -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).