As you may have heard, i'm getting a timeline together for the site! I managed to get as much information down as I can find in the form of notes and links, but I decided not to go into full depth until I had the most information I could gather. From what I understand, some things such as exchanges in leadership or shifts in the world have happened in threads, or were only mentioned in apps, so I decided to reach out to all of you and ask you provide what you know to help fill in the blanks, so our newer members can be far more easily caught up to speed.
____________________________________________________So what should end up on the timeline?
I had taken a bit to think that over, as we can't put every little thing that happens on the site down as it'd just be a bloat of information we don't need, but restricting it just to active events + canon stuff would be too limiting. So I came up with the following criteria for the timeline to ensure we don't run into either problem:Major world(s) altering/affecting events
So for example, WW3 would be classified under this considering the heavy amounts of damage caused to Earth. It has to be something that completely, fundamentally changed a world (or worlds) way of life. In this case, it rendered a lot of Earth into inhospitable wastelands and pressured anyone remaining to build protective cities.Changes in world(s) powers
This point is pretty self explanatory - any shift in major
leadership (Defined as, the leader of any organizations that had or have significant sway on the PH setting; so smaller factions or groups' leadership don't quite meet the chop here) will be considered eligible for the timeline. So that means any Captain Commander changes, Demonic Royalty shifts, what have you, will be a-okay to add! This also includes deaths or usurping of existing leaders!Notable Gatherings/Hearings
Be it the death of a noble, world powers coming together to discuss something, or any major gathering events that likely don't end up a fight, it qualifies for the timeline!Creation of Major Plot-Relevant Locations
Pretty much any significant location that's been created during PH's runtime that's been the center of many character interactions or a major organization, for example Minatumi, or the nation of Vastime - qualifies for the timeline!Deaths/Destruction/Nullification/Sealing of Major Threats
Pretty much addresses any threats large enough to attack, bare minimum a large city, to even being a world(s) threat, to the point higher powered characters had to intervene. If some big baddie or nasty natural disaster hit somewhere and they had to be rather ferociously dealt with, it qualifies!(If you feel this list is missing a category or two that you feel is necessary, PLEASE tell me! I will add it if it does enough to not fall under any others!)
____________________________________________________So with the categories out of the way, let's go onto the template!
Name Of The Event:
Pretty self explanatory - just put down whatever you'd call the event, be it the literal name of the event that took place, or just a sentence that can apply.When Did It Take Place?:
While I do not need an exact date for when the event took place, I do need to know what month and year it took place in, or what month/year it started and ended so I can place it on the timeline as accurately as possible.Summary Of The Event:
Just a short description what happened in the event, please! Source For Event:
This is the part i'm going to have to stress the most, because i'm trying to avoid putting as much hearsay or incorrect information as I possibly can, considering this is a resource members are relying on to be factual and accurate. The event you mention has to have a source for it, aka the thread it took place, or a lore thread mentioning it. However I know PH is pretty long running site and some threads may have slipped into the cracks, so I will add a backup requirement; if you have threads that mention the event, you can use that instead, but only if you could not find the original one.
Here is the document link for reference as to what's already down!
[i][b]Name Of The Event:[/b][/i]
[i][b]When Did It Take Place?:[/b][/i]
[i][b]Summary Of The Event:[/b][/i]
[i][b]Source For Event:[/b][/i]
____________________________________________________Thank you all very much in advance for your contributions!