PathfinderWiki:Lost Omens World Guide Inclusion Initiative

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In July of 2009, Yoda8myhead wrote a great introduction to the Campaign Setting Inclusion Initiative (CSII), a project to include all of the facts from what was then the standard reference tome for the Pathfinder universe into our wiki. A lot of editors put in countless hours on this project, and although it was never fully completed, a significant amount of work was accomplished. In addition, those of us working on the wiki at the time received a tremendous boost in motivation from working on this project, as the CSII gave us a goal to strive for, a country or person to feel some ownership of, and a way of seeing what everyone else was up to as well.
This process was repeated with the publication of the Inner Sea World Guide in 2012 after the release of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, but this time the project (named the Inner Sea World Guide Inclusion Initiative (ISWGII)) completed its objective of incorporating all of the new information from the updated base setting book.
With the publication of the Lost Omens World Guide (LOWG) for Pathfinder Second Edition, the time has come once again to focus our collective resources and attentions to systematically update our wiki to conform to the world as it is now presented in current Paizo publications. Because the Lost Omens World Guide the "current" timeline of the setting forward significantly from what was presented in the Inner Sea World Guide and incorporated the events of the large majority of the Pathfinder First Edition Adventure Paths, the changes found therein are much greater in scope. Nevertheless, it seems useful to simply restate what Yoda originally wrote, as the things he said are still true today.
Something to remember when you are entering information from the new book: although a lot of the information contained therein is identical to that in the Inner Sea World Guide and even the Campaign Setting, a number of places and people have been completely "retconned", deleted, or updated to the new "current" date so that they barely resemble the original, e.g. Sarkoris Scar. Please be aware of this as you are writing, as a number of existing articles will have to be largely rewritten to bring them in line with the new version.
When entering new information from the LOWG or simply finding the existing information accords with it, please add a citation to the LOWG into the text as follows, amending 'n' to be the page number in question:
<ref name="LOWG-n">{{Cite book/World Guide|n}}</ref>
For further information about citing sources, please see: Help:Citing sources.
Another thing the work on the CSII taught us, is that it is very important not only to create a complete article about each of the subjects listed below, but that one should also make sure that one's article contains no red links. The strength of the wiki is the ability to quickly browse between related topics via hyperlinking; without that, we are simply a book on the internet.
Finally, it is important to remember that this is a long-term project that will most likely take several more years to fully complete. Don't let this discourage you. The ISWGII took about 5 years to fully realize, and since we are launching this initiative almost four years after the Lost Omens World Guide's publication, it will likely take several more.
Important Note: It is clear that several of the categories listed below for this initiative have already been either wholly or largely completed. If you were the one to do this, please let us know by "signing" the appropriate entry on this page and take some pride in that accomplishment. If you aren't sure whether you updated every single fact in a particular category and tidied up its red links, it would be most helpful if you could skim the LOWG entry to make sure that this was completed, as by singing your name you are stating that the entry has been fully updated.
Here is Yoda8myhead's original introduction to the CSII:

In conversations with Paizo editorial staff and contributing freelancers, both online and in person, it has been repeatedly indicated that the usefulness of the wiki relies upon it being more comprehensive than the available sourcebooks. Since PathfinderWiki can not create new content to add to Paizo's output, we must work to create a hyperlinked repository of all sources so that new users need only go to this single resource instead of multiple published books. And to do that, we need a baseline from which to build. That baseline is now the Lost Omens World Guide hardcover. As long as it remains the most comprehensive resource on Golarion, the wiki will never have the audience (and thus the contributing membership) that I think we all want.

For this reason, we have undertaken a huge project for the wiki: incorporate all information from the Lost Omens World Guide into the wiki as systematically as possible, building on this foundation with additional sourcebooks, adventures, etc after this is done. To facilitate this and ensure that we don't skip sections, below is a listing of all sections in the book. Please leave a signature on the same line when done. Use the talk page to ask any questions or comment on the process.

Lost Omens World Guide contents

Below are the main headings within the 'Lost Omens World Guide' that the initiative focused on, along with the pages in which they can be found. Some were left out because they did not fall within the Scope of the project (such as feats). When committing to a specific topic, participants placed the {{LOWGII}} template at the top of the root page on the subject to indicate that it was being worked on and by whom. Subarticles did not need this template but could include the {{WIP}} template.

Chapter One: Overview

Chapter Two: Absalom and Starstone Isle

Chapter Three: Broken Lands

Chapter Four: Eye of Dread

Chapter Five: Golden Road

Chapter Six: High Seas

Chapter Seven: Impossible Lands

Chapter Eight: Mwangi Expanse

Chapter Nine: Old Cheliax

Chapter Ten: Saga Lands

Chapter Eleven: Shining Kingdoms

Chapter Twelve: Glossary and Index

  • Glossary and Index (pp. 132-135)