The Codex of Monsters Wikia

This article is for any users interested in contributing. The steps below give a rough idea on how an article's layout should look.

The current plan is to write the article in a "tl;dr" (too long, didn't read) format using bullet points. That makes for a quick and easy read.

Layout Guide[]

  • Step 1: All articles should be started with an introduction detailing the creature. No need for it to be elaborate, just summarize.
  • Step 2: Every creature article must have an infobox. Click on "Insert", then click "Template", then type in the search bar "Infobox creature." Try your best to fill in every section of the infobox, it's okay if some of them are empty, though.
  • Step 3 (Optional): Add a quote to the top of the article, above the introduction, but below the infobox. Click on "Insert", then click "Template", then type in the search bar "Quote" or "Quote 2". "Quote 2" is used on the top of an article, "Quote" is used in the article's sections.
  • Step 4: It's important to maintain the wiki's format for easy reading. Articles should be organized. Introduction are always on the top, followed by the "Appearance" section, the "Psychology" section, the "Culture" section, the "History" section, the "Homelands" section, and the "Appendix" section.
  • Step 5: Articles should be written in past tense. This ensures consistency, helps with articles from universes with no solid timeline, and organization as a whole.

Image Guide[]

  • Step 1: Uploading an image. Under the search bar on the "Recent Wiki Activity" page, click on the three dots and click "Add New Image" to upload.
  • Step 2: The uploaded image should be named appropriately and accordingly (look at the original site of the artwork for accuracy). This is crucial for organizational purposes.
  • Step 3: Once the image is uploaded, add a "Summary" section briefly detailing the contents of the images, then add an "Artist" section crediting the artist (if the artist is unknown, that's okay), then add a "Copyright" section listing the owner of the artwork; this way we aren't violating any laws.
  • Step 4: Official artwork and concept art is highly recommended, followed by in-universe (or in-game) media. If no images exist, that's okay. Fanart is not recommended for mainline or canon creature articles, but such uploads can be approved. Fanart is recommended for fanmade and/or homebrew creature articles.