Talk:Guide to the River Kingdoms

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Sean K Reynolds credit

Sean K Reynolds is the only author credited who isn't also credited on a specific article. The only article without an author credited are the two gods. Sean writes all the deity articles. Logic would dictate that he wrote that section. We need to confirm this before we credit him in the article, though, and once confirmed, it should also be added to his credits section of his bio article. —yoda8myhead 04:15, February 11, 2010 (UTC)

Realms of the River Kingdoms

So here's a question: do we give all the little realms within the River Kingdoms the "Nation" template? I say that we do to make it easier on ourselves. --brandingopportunity 13:02, February 12, 2010 (UTC)

There are two ways I can see handling this. We could consider each kingdom its own nation and use the applicable template. We could also use the city template for the city-states as we have done with Korvosa and Magnimar. I think Varisia is a good guide for how we should handle the River Kingdoms, actually. I don't like the idea of having nations within nations, and we already have the nation template on the main River Kingdoms page. By using the city template, we can list the nation as the individual realm and the region as the River Kingdoms. I think that's what I'd prefer to do, but I could be convinced otherwise. Why did you feel it would be easier on us to use the nation template?—yoda8myhead 16:39, February 12, 2010 (UTC)
I think Varisia is probably a good example. I'll reserve judgment until I see the book though. Korvosa and Magnimar are city states with a fairly limited reach. While I sort of get the same impression about the various River Kingdoms, if some of them end up having a larger scope than just a single city and its immediate environs, I'd be tempted to call it a nation.
Tangentially, I'll add that, in my opinion, calling Varisia, the River Kingdoms, or the Mwangi Expanse "nations" seems a bit of a stretch. I'd call them "regions", having various small holdings which often have buffers of wilderness between them. But, as usual, I digress —aeakett 22:33, February 14, 2010 (UTC)
I've made {{Region}} which has the same parameters as {{Nation}}. I think we should use this for any broad region which contains independent city-states or sub-nations. It can also be used for regions within larger nations (such as Rostland and Issia). This allows us to use either the {{Nation}} or {{City}} for the smaller settlements within, depending on what information we have on them. In the case of the River Kingdoms, I think a good guideline should be whether or not demographics are given for a region. If so, use {{City}}, if not {{Nation}} or {{Region}} should suffice.—yoda8myhead 21:42, February 16, 2010 (UTC)