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List of materials

• Source editor
• History sections
• Physical/digital copies of the books
• YouTube videos
• Basic knowledge of a majority of the arcs

Separating the pages

If no one has already separated the original character into sections yet, then you have to create the new sub-pages and link them. There are are a few circumstances that depend on how many sub-pages there should be.

Every character requires a main article sub-page.
If a character has many book appearances or a heavily written history section, then they require a detailed history sub-page.
A character does not require a family relations page if they do not have any family.
All major or significant characters require a personality & relationships sub-page.
If a character has eight or more separate trivia bullets, then they get a trivia page. If they have seven or less, they do not get a sub-page.
If the character in question is a main protagonist in a new arc, such as Rootpaw, then they can get a trivia sub-page because there is a high chance they will receive eight bullet points by the end of the arc.

Once you have determined the appropriate number of sub-pages, it is time to create them. I usually open several tabs of the character article in question, and then edit the search bar to avoid spelling mistakes. Make sure to include the appropriate end tags, such as Mudclaw (WC) and Tom (ES), to each sub-page. Each of the sub-pages should be named accordingly:

https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Bramblestar/Main_article
https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Bramblestar/History
https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Bramblestar/Family
https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Bramblestar/PR
https://warriors.fandom.com/wiki/Bramblestar/Trivia

Click enter and you will be prompted to create a new page. Do so in source editor to ensure proper coding. You are then ready to begin!

Main article

Every character requires a main article sub-page.
Main article sub-pages should go in the main article page category. I recommend making the other sub-pages first to clear up space.

Main quote

A primary quote can be added to the very top of the page, and typically sets the tone for the character. It can be a pivotal line about or from the character that demonstrates who they are. Usually minor or supporting characters have very few speaking lines, and sometimes they are not given a main quote due. They use {{Main Quote}} and can change as the character grows throughout the arcs.

{{Main Quote
|quote = "There is no use in blaming. What is important now is to remember that we came together to drive out the rogues. We would not let them destroy the Clans then, and we must not let them tear us apart now. Together we are strong. If the events of the past moons has taught us anything, they have taught us that."
|speaker = Bramblestar to the [[General Clan information|Clans]] at a [[Gathering]]
|ref = ''[[Darkest Night]]'', page 29}}

Charcat

Charcat is the giant info box containing a majority of the important information about the character in one easy place. It includes information such as affiliations, names, family, and book appearances. For more detailed information and the full template coding, see {{Charcat}}. Everything in charcat must be cited using {{r}}.

Affiliations

Affiliations are separated into current and past affies. For affiliations, add the appropriate affiliation icons (Logo-thunderclan-textless ThunderClan) next to each separate affiliation included. This is tagged onto the cite, such as:

{{ThunderClan|{{r|os4|19}}}}

For multiple past affiliations, separate them using <br>, which will knock it down to the next line.

{{The Kin|{{r|vs3|a}}}}<br>{{ShadowClan|{{r|vs1|293}}}}

Book appearances

Book appearances are separated into living and dead appearances. Living is self-explanatory, but dead appearances are reserved for the character seen in an afterlife. This does not include their dead body, and is only for StarClan, Place of No Stars, and Unnamed residence appearances.

Books are listed in canonical order (see Warriors books) and linked and in italics. If a character has appeared in the entire arc, such as Bramblestar in The New Prophecy, the list can be shorted to the just arc. This also includes manga arcs. If a character has appeared in five out of six books within the arc, such as Heathertail in Power of Three, it can also be shortened to just the arc.

For super editions and novellas, if a character has appeared in three or more, then the list can be shortened to just Super Editions and/or Novellas at the very end.

|livebooks=''[[Forest of Secrets]]'', ''[[Rising Storm]]'', ''[[A Dangerous Path]]'',
''[[The Darkest Hour]]'', ''[[Ravenpaw's Path]]'', ''[[The New Prophecy]]'',
''[[Graystripe's Adventure]]'', ''[[Power of Three]]'', ''[[Omen of the Stars]]'',
''[[A Vision of Shadows]]'', ''[[Lost Stars]]'', ''[[Super Editions]]'',
''[[Novellas]]'', ''[[Field Guides]]''
|deadbooks=Unknown}}

Basic description

(heading is informal) This includes the simplest description for a certain character with only the important information necessary for someone to get an idea of what the character looks like. This includes pelt color, eye color, and important signature attributes, such as Lionblaze's and Lionheart's manes that relate to their names. A good place to check this would be the allegiances sections of the books. See "Detailed description" for more information.

Their current name should be in bold followed by the description. Pelt color should be described first, followed by their gender, and eye color near the end. Everything must be cited, especially if the information is from separate sources. Check to see if the information can be combined in one source, such as allegiances, to prevent too many cites.

'''Bramblestar''' is a dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes.{{r|fq|a}}

Brief summaries

(heading is informal)

Characters by importance

  • General notes - For a uniform standard across the wiki, several stylistic elements of these summaries should remain the same across character articles.
    • The summary should start with the character's current name in bold, the highest rank they achieved and what their in-life affiliation was. If a character was alive only during the time of the forest territories or something similar, that can be mentioned as well.
    • For deputies and medicine cats also mention who's leadership they served under. "Whitestorm is a former deputy of ThunderClan under Firestar's leadership."
    • It should then move to mention their first rank (often the rank of -kit), while mentioning their family and siblings.
    • Everything else below that should be in chronological order.
    • When a character receives a new name, such as moving from Bluekit to Bluepaw, that name should be put in bold.
    • Character summaries should not include assumptions of any kind, nor bias, as is the same standard in the expanded histories.
  • Main characters - Varies. Would include anything listed below that applies. This category is of those who narrate within the series, and these cats aren't necessarily important.
    • Those who narrate in a field guide only would fall under their respective major, supporting, or minor guidelines for the significance of their appearance. Characters that narrate in a main arc book, novella, or super edition would fall under this.
    • Main characters are our most viewed articles, and hence will definitely have the by arc split for history and the additional history tabber. Thus, it's dually important to make the very top summary a bare bones stub, while the by arc histories hold details. The 'essentials' go into the arc histories, while the top summary is mainly to give a concise answer to: "Who is this cat?"
    • It's especially important to leave out details not directly relating to the character at hand, but rather to others. Individual events need not be mentioned unless they were very major, to the point of qualifying for a PW event article in some cases.
    • These should have everything wrapped up in three paragraphs maximum. Mainly though, the goal is to not have the summary extend past the infobox for several aesthetic reasons.
  • Major characters - same as main characters, and a two-three paragraph maximum.
  • Supporting characters - same as main characters, which should be generally two paragraphs maximum.
  • Minor characters - Varies. Would include anything listed below that applies. Minor characters is a wide category that encompasses a wide scope of articles, and thus this is where their lengths would start to vary. These should not include specific scenes (cat was on a patrol) unless it was a major part of their appearances. These would also note things such as being part of the Great Journey, and one or two other things they've done. These characters should have everything wrapped up in one (two for notable exceptions, such as cats who were supporting under a former name, or are otherwise borderline) paragraph at a maximum, due to their minimal importance to the series.
  • Mentioned characters - Varies. Should include what an allegiance only's character summary would, and also the reason of their mention. For example, cat like Crow Muzzle would have just their name, affiliation, family, and death. However, a mentioned character like Smoke would have as much as a summary as any given minor character. These characters should have everything neatly wrapped up in one paragraph (on occasion, two, with the few such as Smoke) due to minimal content and importance to the series.
  • Allegiance only characters - Barest stub, their names, affiliation, ranks, mentors/apprentices/deputies were, family, how they died and afterlife. For out of Clan characters, this would still be the same, with just different ranks. These characters, due to lack of content, should have everything neatly wrapped up in a concise paragraph.
  • Official tree characters - Won't get one, no appearances to summarize.

Examples

  • Main characters - Bluestar
  • Major characters - Ashfur
  • Supporting characters - Littlecloud
  • Minor characters - Sparkpelt
  • Allegiance only - Perchwing
  • Official tree characters - N/A
See examples...

Bluestar - Main character

Bluestar is a former leader of ThunderClan. She is born as Bluekit to Moonflower and Stormtail of ThunderClan, along with her sister Snowkit. She becomes an apprentice as Bluepaw mentored by Stonepelt. In Bluepaw's first battle, Moonflower is killed by the WindClan medicine cat Hawkheart and falls into a depressed state. She is assigned a new mentor, Sunfall, and is later given her warrior name Bluefur. Bluefur falls in love with Oakheart, a RiverClan warrior. She meets with him in secret, and later finds out that she's expecting kits. Thrushpelt covers for her when Mistykit, Stonekit, and Mosskit are born. She eventually gives up her kits to prevent Thistleclaw from becoming deputy.
She becomes leader as Bluestar and appoints Redtail as her deputy. Spottedleaf reveals a prophecy causing her to invite young kittypet named Rusty to join her Clan. Fireheart grows very close to Bluestar, and after Tigerclaw tries to murder Bluestar, she is shaken to her roots, and becomes paranoid and distrusting of every cat. When Tigerstar tries to lead a pack of dogs to destroy ThunderClan, Bluestar saves Fireheart from the pack leader and sends herself and the dog plummeting over the edge of the gorge. She is rescued by her kits, Mistyfoot and Stonefur, and Fireheart. She dies and Oakheart comes to take her to StarClan, where they reunite again as mates. She continues to watch over her beloved Clan and oversees many prophecies.

Ashfur

He is born to Brindleface and Whitestorm alongside his littermates, Ferncloud, Elderkit, and Tulipkit. He and his sister are the only surviving kits from their litter, and are soon joined by their foster brother, Cloudkit, when Brindleface offers to nurse him. As an apprentice, Ashpaw is mentored by Dustpelt and his mother is slain by Tigerstar. After earning his warrior name, Ashfur develops feelings for Squirrelflight, who briefly shares his feelings but discovers her true place with Brambleclaw. Heartbroken, Ashfur fuels his grief into anger for moons. He mentors Lionpaw, Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's son. During a fire, Ashfur corners Squirrelflight and threatens to kill her kits. However, Squirrelflight reveals they are not her kits, and Ashfur plots to reveal the truth at the Gathering. However, Hollyleaf murders him before he is able to bring to light the events surrounding Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze's parentage. Ashfur later joins StarClan, and when Jayfeather asks why Ashfur is there, Yellowfang claims that Ashfur's only fault was to love too much.

Littlecloud

Littlecloud was a ShadowClan medicine cat under Blackstar's and Rowanstar's leadership. He was born as Littlekit to Newtspeck alongside Brownkit and Wetkit. Under Brokenstar, Littlepaw and his brothers were made apprentices three moons early, and he was mentored by Clawface. After becoming a warrior, Littlecloud became deathly ill with Carrionplace sickness, seeking help from ThunderClan, where he and Whitethroat were nursed back to health in secret by Cinderpelt. This experience lead Littlecloud to become a medicine cat, and he was apprenticed to Runningnose. He served his Clan for many moons, mentoring one apprentice, Flametail. However, after Flametail's premature death, Littlecloud was left with no successor, and died before a suitable cat could be found.

Sparkpelt

Sparkpelt is a ThunderClan warrior, who was born as Sparkkit to Bramblestar and Squirrelflight, along with her siblings Alderkit, Dandelionkit, and Juniperkit. When Sparkkit was six moons old, she received her apprentice name of Sparkpaw and Cherryfall as a mentor. Along with Alderpaw, she went on a quest to find SkyClan, but the mission is ultimately unsuccessful. Moons after, Sparkpaw earned her warrior name, becoming Sparkpelt. As a warrior, she continued to serve ThunderClan. She developed strong feelings against the true SkyClan returning to the lake, despite Alderheart's opposite opinions. She mentored Twigpaw, who returned to ThunderClan from SkyClan, and trained her apprentice hard. She eventually becomes a queen and gives birth to Finchkit and Flamekit.

Perchwing

Perchwing was a RiverClan warrior. As an apprentice, she was named Perchpaw and Mosspelt was her mentor. After earning her warrior name, she dies in a battle against the Kin rogues.

History

This section briefly describes the characters'a appearances by main arc, super editions, novellas, manga, etc. These sections are more in-depth than the basic summaries. Each section should start with ==History== and {{Expanded|NAME/History}} underneath. See "Detailed history" for the order of the books.

Main arcs

These summaries cover the whole arc of a character's appearances, and are not separated by book. They are brief and should not go longer than 4-6 paragraphs, for major cats, and less for others. If something's linked in the top summary, it can be linked here again for accessibility.

What goes into the history section depends on the character. For major characters, such as Hollyleaf and Dovewing, important character moments and major scenes from the books are included, such as Hollyleaf revealing the truth at the Gathering and the Great Battle. The first sentence should introduce the character and their rank:

He is born to Goldenflower and Tigerclaw along with his sister, Tawnykit.
Sandpaw is a ThunderClan apprentice with Whitestorm as her mentor when Rusty is first brought to the Clan as a kittypet.
Bluestar is the leader of ThunderClan.

Sometimes it is easier to separate by book and ask yourself: How is this book/arc significant to blank character? For example, while he was very important in The New Prophecy, Brambleclaw does very little in Power of Three and Omen of the Stars, so usually a sentence or two can compensate for one book. You do not have to mention anything for every single book. Let's face it, some books are filler and nothing important happens. It can be helpful to skim through the history sections, and grasp an idea of what the community believes about the character per said arc. Consult with others if you have concerns, especially for main characters. The goal is to summarize important events in an easy to read method.

Another example is with Dovewing and Ivypool and their importance with the end of Sunrise. At the end of the book, Jayfeather and Lionblaze discover that one of Whitewing's kits is one of the Three. That moment is important for Dovewing because she's the Third cat and not Ivypool.

Other information to include are important family events (Ferncloud's kits dying), name ranks and changes (warrior ceremonies), gained apprentices, and events they took part of (Great Hunger).

If available, each arc history should have one quote or a piece of dialogue at the top of each section. This quote, similar with the {{Main Quote}}, should portray a significant character moment, reveals something about the character's personality, or highlights a major moment in the series.

Super Editions, Novellas, etc...

Not every appearance should be documented, only the notable ones. Underneath the headers, add the corresponding {{SEs}}, {{Novellas}}, or {{FieldGuides}} followed by the character's name. Each novel should have it's own paragraph, but not be separated by headers by book, only by type, and only include significant appearances. This usually includes if they are the subject of the book, are a main or supporting character within said book, name changes/ceremonies, or important family deaths. Each book should start with its title in bold and italics as such:

In Moth Flight's Vision...
In Mapleshade's Vengeance...
In Secrets of the Clans...

Quotes can be added below the corresponding template, but are not required. Typically, a paragraph is all that is needed for main/major characters, but sometimes two or three are fine if it is a book with a lot of important information, such as Hawkwing in Hawkwing's Journey and Bluestar in Bluestar's Prophecy.

==History==
{{Expanded|Bramblestar/History}}
===''[[The Prophecies Begin]]''===
{{Quote
|quote = Join you? Join ''you''? After everything you've done? I'd rather die!
|speaker = Bramblepaw to Tigerstar
|source = The Darkest Hour
|page number = 223-224}}
:

...

===''[[Super Editions]]''===
{{SEs|Bramblestar}}
:In '''''[[Firestar's Quest]]''''',

Detailed description

This includes the full description with all the little details about the character. Everything must be cited and can be separated into more than one sentence to make it flow better. This section must be indented with ":", and the character's name can be in bold. See "Basic description" for more information.

==Detailed description==
:Bramblestar is a huge,{{r|np5|192}} muscular,{{r|fq|9}} dark brown tabby tom with amber eyes.{{r|fq|a}} He has glossy fur,{{r|ds|26}} broad shoulders,{{r|fq|9}} long, curved claws,{{r|po6|14}} and a long scar on his shoulder.{{r|np6|87}}

Character pixels

Character pixels are within {{Charart}} and are added in the order the character received the corresponding rank. Images can only be added by a lead in PCA. See PCA for more information about the character art.

==Character pixels==
{{Charart|kit|apprentice|warrior|deputy|leader}}

Official art

Official art shows artwork typically from the field guides, book covers, manga, and official website. These images should go in the official images category. See the policy for image guidelines for how to name them accordingly.

==Official art==
{{OfficialArt|NP-1|NP-1-RR|SE-6|SE-7-FC|SE-7-FC-2|SE-7|FG-6|GA-1|GA|RP-3|RP|VOS-4|Website|Icon|Icon2}}

Killed victims

This list details the cats a character has killed—directly, such as Scourge killing Tigerstar, indirectly, such as Clear Sky with Micah, on accident, such as Lionblaze with Russetfur, or others. Everything needs to be cited and further information, such as others involved with the killing, in italics.

==Killed victims==
This list shows the victims Bramblestar has killed:
*[[Bone]]{{r|os6|297}} ''(Along with Ashfur, Tawnypelt, Stormfur and Feathertail)''
*[[Hawkfrost]]{{r|np6|299}}{{r|om6}} ''(Physically and spiritually)''

Ceremonies

All ceremonies, with the exception of indirectly mentioned ones, should be included using {{Ceremony}}. They should be in the order as given to the character. Most ceremonies should include:

|title =
|leadername =
|leader1 = (then increases per line)
|appname = the one receiving the ceremony
|app1 = (then increase per line)
|chant = (the chant afterwards)
|reference =

The notable exception is the leadership ceremony, which uses {{Leader Ceremony}} and has a separate line for each line spoken.

|title =
|speaker1 =
|line1 =
|speaker2 =
|line2 =
|speaker3 =
|line3 =
|reference =
{{Ceremony
|title = Bramblepaw's apprentice ceremony
|leadername = Bluestar
|leader1 = Now that Cloudtail is a warrior, you are free to take on another apprentice. You will be mentor to Bramblepaw.<br>Fireheart, you have shown yourself to be a warrior of rare courage and quick thinking. I'm sure that you will pass on all you know to this young apprentice.
|reference = ''[[A Dangerous Path]]'', pages 235-236}}


{{Ceremony
|title = Brambleclaw's warrior ceremony
|leadername = Firestar
|appname = Bramblepaw
|leader1 = I, Firestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. He has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend him to you as a warrior in his turn.
|leader2 = Bramblepaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code, and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
|app1 = I do.
|leader3 = Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Bramblepaw, from this moment you will be known as Brambleclaw. StarClan honors your courage and your loyalty, and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan.
|chant = Brambleclaw! Brambleclaw!
|reference = ''[[Firestar's Quest]]'', pages 19-20}}


{{Leader Ceremony
|title = Bramblestar's leader ceremony
|speaker1 = Firestar
|line1 = Welcome to StarClan, Brambleclaw!
|speaker2 = Firestar
|line2 = I give you a life with the courage to make the hardest decisions, not just for ThunderClan but for all the Clans. The lake needs four Clans; with this life, serve them all well.
...
|speaker15 = Firestar
|line15 = Go well, Bramblestar. I will be with you always.
|ref = ''[[The Ultimate Guide]]'', pages 51-57}}

Leader info

This section is exclusive for leaders and contains two subsections within the {{Leader}} template: {{Nine Lives}}, listing all the nine lives a leader has received and how they loss them, and {{Deputies}}, the succession of deputies. First, the |givers= are listed within nine lives, separated by a <br>, followed by |gifts= in the same order. How they are lost, |lost=, are listen in order of what we know. A "———" is used if we have no information.

Deputies are then listed in order, with |names= and separated by a <br>, followed by the |from= section, listing their respective book they were named deputy (or sometimes "Before Into the Wild" if we are unsure), and |to= with the date they either died or stepped down. If the deputy is the current one, use "Present".

{{Leader|content={{Nine Lives|givers=[[Firestar]]<br>[[Goldenflower]]<br>[[Bluestar]]<br>[[Mousefur]]<br>[[Lionheart]]<br>[[Ferncloud]]<br>[[Cinderpelt]]<br>[[Feathertail]]<br>[[Ravenpaw]]|gifts=Courage to make the hardest decisions<br>Understanding the love of a mother<br>Clear judgement of character<br>Listening to elders<br>Greatest pride in ThunderClan<br>Understanding that not only warriors play a role in protecting the Clan<br>Offering second chances<br>Exploring beyond the borders of the Clan<br>Speaking out against injustice, pursuing the truth above all else.
|lost= ———}}
<br>
{{Deputies|names=[[Squirrelflight]]|from=''[[The Last Hope]]''|to=Present}}}}

Quotes

Quotes use two templates: {{Quote}} with a single speaker and {{Dialogue a-b}} with more than one speaker. They are usually significant quotes that emphasize the article, and should be listed in book canonical order (see Warriors books). For {{Quote}}, the template is:

{{Quote
|quote = A warrior never blames his Clanmates for his own mistakes, Lionpaw.
|speaker = Brambleclaw to Lionpaw
|source = Dark River
|page number = 168}}

{{Dialogue a-b}} follows a similar format, but adds "a" "b" "c"... to the end of each "speaker" and "quote". It is also important to note the source must be linked for dialogue quotes.

{{Dialogue a-b
|speaker a = Sandstorm
|quote a = You know, Brambleclaw, you don't need to worry about giving us orders. You're deputy, and that's that.
|speaker b = Brambleclaw
|quote b = Thank you. I'll be loyal to my Clan as long as I have enough breath to fight.
|description =  Brambleclaw to Sandstorm, worrying about giving the senior warriors orders
|source = [[Sunset]]
|page number = 268}}

If there are a lot of quotes, after the third or fourth quote, implement {{Coltex}} to shortened the list. It is important that at the end of the entire list, you add |'''''See more'''''}}.

{{Coltex|{{Quote
|quote = Jessy is right. Whatever I have felt for her, whatever might have been, Squirrelflight and I share a bond that cannot be broken.
|speaker = Bramblestar thinking about Jessy and Squirrelflight
|source = Bramblestar's Storm
|page number = 462}}
|'''''See more'''''}}

External links

Includes articles and galleries from the Warrior Cats official website. See articles and galleries pages for full lists. They should be added in chronological order with the exception of profile pages which are to be at the very top.

The following coding should be used for {{Article}}:

{{Article|a-legacy-of-fire|A Legacy of Fire}}

After each article, include {{Mo}} if the said character was just mentioned in the article, {{Imo}} for indirectly mentioned, {{Poll}} if the character appears in a poll, and {{PollWinner}} if the character won the poll. Some examples include:

{{Article|the-leaders-who-made-their-mark|The Leaders Who Made Their Mark}}
for Shadowstar since she's directly included in the list;
{{Article|we-hunt-to-survive|We Hunt to Survive}} {{Mo}}
for Graystripe since he's directly called by name in the article, but is not the main focus of said article;
{{Article|the-journey-so-far-the-raging-storm|The Journey So Far: ''The Raging Storm''}} {{Imo}}
for Hootwhisker since he's indirectly mentioned in the article as part of the patrol sent to bring SkyClan back.

The following coding should be used for {{WGallery}}:

{{WGallery|warrior-of-the-week-gallery-1-sunstrike|Warrior of the Week Gallery #1 - Sunstrike}} {{WotW|1}}

As of now, only galleries for Warrior of the Week are included on the articles. Make sure to include {{WotW|#}} for Warrior of the Week followed by the gallery number on the end such as the example for Sunstrike.

Notes

The notes section should be used in conjunction with citations in case extra information is needed using {{Cic}}. Such examples include Squirrelflight's leader cite. To use {{Cic}}, type the explanation after the {{cic|, followed by another |. Add the citation as perusal, and end with |note}}.

{{cic|Squirrelflight spent time in StarClan while her body healed, and returned to ThunderClan afterwards.|{{r|tbc1|chapter 22}}|note}}

Make sure to add a separate subsection for "Notes" towards the bottom and the following code:

==Notes==
{{reflist|group=note}}

Notes and references

Nothing much to add here except the {{reflist}}. Sometimes if the reference list is too long, changing it tp {{reflist|2}} or {{reflist|3}} will format the list into two or three columns respectively. Adding the {{Scroll}} in front will make the list scrollable. Using the scroll and second reflist tends to be the most common for main and major character pages. See "citations" for more information how to cite.

{{reflist}} {{reflist|2}} {{reflist|3}} {{Scroll|reflist|2}}}}

Underneath the {{reflist}} template, add the appropriate tabbers if necessary. These help users see other similar characters by main protagonists, current allegiance, etc. The following templates are in use:


Detailed history

If a character has many book appearances or a heavily written history section, then they require a detailed history sub-page.
History sub-pages should go in the detailed history page category. The page should start with {{Startspoiler}}, followed by {{History|NAME}}. Note, do not include the ending tags, such as for Mudclaw (WC) and Tom (ES), in those templates. Include the ==History== heading, and underneath include {{Shortened|NAME/Main_article}} which will link back to the main page.

From there, detailed histories should be split up by arc, and then further by book. Make sure the arcs and books are linked and in italics. The order of the arcs are as follows:


The books should also be listed in canonical order...

For super editions: Moth Flight's Vision, Tallstar's Revenge, Yellowfang's Secret, Crookedstar's Promise, Bluestar's Prophecy, Firestar's Quest, SkyClan's Destiny, Crowfeather's Trial, Bramblestar's Storm, Hawkwing's Journey, Tigerheart's Shadow, and Squirrelflight's Hope.
For novellas: Thunderstar's Echo, Shadowstar's Life, Mapleshade's Vengeance, Cloudstar's Journey, Pinestar's Choice, Goosefeather's Curse, Spottedleaf's Heart, Redtail's Debt, Tigerclaw's Fury, Leafpool's Wish, Hollyleaf's Story, Mistystar's Omen, Ravenpaw's Farewell, Dovewing's Silence, and Tawnypelt's Clan.

...or listed in order of publication.

For short stories and plays: After Sunset: We Need to Talk, Spottedleaf's Honest Answer, The Clans Decide, Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's Mercy, The Elder's Concern, After Sunset: The Right Choice?, and The Death of Bright Stream.
For field guides: Secrets of the Clans, Cats of the Clans, Code of the Clans, Battles of the Clans, Enter the Clans, and The Ultimate Guide

These summaries can be more detailed than the others, though not to the point of including extraneous details. The amount of information included varies upon main, major, supporting etc. characters. Typically, main characters, such as Lionblaze and Clear Sky will have rough scenes and concepts outlined instead of by speaking line. For supporting and minor characters, however, most conversations and appearances can be listed. Please also link characters, places, and items as they first appear throughout the history sub-page.

Allegiances only characters will have {{Alleg}}. Furthermore, for these templates, it is important to add on the end their name per the book to prevent Bramblestar/History from appearing. Such as:

{{Alleg|Mistystar's Omen|Brambleclaw}}

Some characters don't have enough of a history to warrant being put on a sub-page. In such case, they should remain on the main page, and be split by arc in the same order.

End the page with an {{Endspoiler}}.

{{Startspoiler}}{{History|Bramblestar}}
==History==
{{Shortened|Bramblestar/Main_article}}
===In the ''[[The Prophecies Begin]]'' arc===
====''[[Forest of Secrets]]''====
:Bramblekit plays with [[Tawnypelt|Tawnykit]] in [[ThunderClan|ThunderClan's]] [[camp]].

...

===In the ''[[Super Editions]]''===
====''[[Crowfeather's Trial]]''====
:{{Alleg|Crowfeather's Trial|Bramblestar}}

...

{{Endspoiler}}

Family relations

A character only requires a family relations page if they have family.
Family sub-pages should go in the family page category. Perusal, the beginning of the page should start with {{Startspoiler}}, followed by {{Kin|NAME}}. You can then copy and paste the kin starting with the ==Kin== line.

Typically, family sections begin with mates, followed by children, parents, and siblings (including half, adopted and foster siblings). From there, the order varies, but most family sections list the grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. Make sure to also include aunts/uncles, great-aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews and great-nieces/nephews. Cousins should be listed through first and second cousins if applicable. End with distant ancestors if necessary.

Each section should be put in bold. Underneath each section should be the appropriate family member(s) and a colon (:). Next, add the citation, as everything on this page should be cited. See "Citations" for more information how to cite. Next, add the {{Status}} template, {{Status|NAME}}. Please add the appropriate character ending tags, such as Mudclaw (WC) and Tom (ES), into the status templates. Example:

'''Sons:'''
:[[Alderheart]]:{{r|vs1|9}} {{Status|Alderheart}}
:[[Juniperkit]]:{{r|vs1|9}} {{Status|Juniperkit}}

Separate close family (parents, siblings, mate, children, etc.) with ''See more'' which can be done using {{Coltex}}. Add family trees, with separate third level headings for genetic and foster, as well. See here for a full list of family tree templates. End the page with an {{Endspoiler}} and notes and references. Use {{reflist|2}} and {{Scroll}} if necessary.

{{Startspoiler}}{{Kin|Bramblestar}}
==Kin==
===Members===
'''Mate:'''
:[[Squirrelflight]]:{{r|blog|http://katecary.co.uk/blog/the-last-hope-spoiler-page/comment-page-7/#comment-49695}} {{Status|Squirrelflight}}

'''Daughters:'''
:[[Sparkpelt]]:{{r|vs1|9}} {{Status|Sparkpelt}}
:[[Dandelionkit]]:{{r|vs1|9}} {{Status|Dandelionkit}}

'''Sons:'''
:[[Alderheart]]:{{r|vs1|9}} {{Status|Alderheart}}
:[[Juniperkit]]:{{r|vs1|9}} {{Status|Juniperkit}}

...

{{Coltex|'''Distant ancestors:'''
:[[Cloudstar]]:{{r|fq|496-497}} {{Status|Cloudstar}}
:[[Gorseclaw (TC)|Gorseclaw]]:{{r|fq|496-497}} {{Status|Gorseclaw (TC)}}
:[[Birdflight]]:{{r|fq|496-497}} {{Status|Birdflight}}
:[[Spottedpelt]]:{{r|fq|496-497}} {{Status|Spottedpelt}}
|''See more''}}

===Trees===
====Genetic====
{{Cloudstar Tree}}

====Adopted/Foster====
{{Bramblestar Adopted-Foster Tree}}
{{Endspoiler}}
==Notes and references==
{{reflist|2}}

Personality & Relationships

All major or significant characters require a personality & relationships sub-page.
PR sub-pages should go in the personality and relationships page category. Begin the page with {{Cite this}} (reminds people to cite information), {{Startspoiler}} and {{PR|NAME}}. Create two separate secondary headings for personality and relationships with third headings for separate characters or pairs of characters, such as pairing children or siblings. Parents, siblings can usually be paired together if the relationship is the same between them (eg. Bristlefrost towards her parents and littermates). An exception can be when the relationship is drastically differing between them, such as Crookedstar's relationship with his parents Shellheart and Rainflower, whereas the two will receive different headings. Although not necessary, you can include a quote at the top of each relationship section and be cited by book and specific instances.

All personality sections should be cited by at least a specific book. Specific events should be cited using {{cic}} and all should include a typical 'Notes and references' section with a standard {{reflist}}. Place a {{Endspoiler}} above the references.

Conjecture issues for both should be brought up with PC. It is also important to note if a character does not have a distinguished personality, then they do not receive a sub-page.

{{Cite this}}{{Startspoiler}}{{PR|Bramblestar}}
==Personality==

==Relationships==
===[[Squirrelflight]]===
:{{CS}}
===[[Tigerstar (TPB)|Tigerstar]]===
:{{CS}}
{{Endspoiler}}
==Notes and references==
{{reflist}}

Trivia

A character receives a trivia page if they have eight bullet points of trivia or more.
Trivia sub-pages should go in the trivia page category. Begin the sub-page with {{Startspoiler}} and {{Trivia|NAME}}, and copy and paste the trivia sections, including the ==Trivia== heading. The trivia sections should be separated into three categories: Author statements, Interesting facts, and Mistakes, if applicable.

Each bullet point should be followed by a {{cite}} with a separate bullet point if the issue is addressed elsewhere. End the page with an {{Endspoiler}} and a {{reflist}} section, using {{reflist|2}} or {{Scroll}} if necessary.

If there is not enough information to constitute a trivia page, then the trivia goes between the detailed description and character pixels.

{{Startspoiler}}{{Trivia|Bramblestar}}
==Trivia==
===Author statements===

===Interesting facts===

===Mistakes===

{{Endspoiler}}
==Notes and references==
{{reflist|2}}

Main page

Do not forget about the main page! The original article page should be fairly empty now, with the exception of the foreign languages links, the basic and appearance categories, and the following template:

<tabview>
Bramblestar/Main article|Main article
Bramblestar/History|Detailed history
Bramblestar/Family|Family relations
Bramblestar/PR|Personality & Relationships
Bramblestar/Trivia|Trivia
</tabview>

If you go into preview you should be able to see the tabs appear only after you already published them. If not, check to see if you named one of the sub-pages incorrectly or a misspelling. Publish the page and you are done!

Citations

This section will demonstrate the numerous methods to cite information on character articles.

R

All of the book citations can be done using {{R}} and it follows a simple pattern:

{{r|abbreviation of arc/book followed by the book number|page/chapter number}}

For example, a citation from Shattered Sky, book three of A Vision of Shadows, on page 218 would be:

{{r|vs3|218}}

The following is a full list of abbreviations for the books and other content for reference:

  • os# - The Prophecies Begin
  • np# - The New Prophecy
  • po# - Power of Three
  • om# - Omen of the Stars
  • dc# - Dawn of the Clans
  • vs# - A Vision of Shadows
  • tbc# - The Broken Code
  • fq - Firestar's Quest
  • bp - Bluestar's Prophecy
  • sd - SkyClan's Destiny
  • cp - Crookedstar's Promise
  • ys - Yellowfang's Secret
  • tr - Tallstar's Revenge
  • bs - Bramblestar's Storm
  • mfv - Moth Flight's Vision
  • hj - Hawkwing's Journey
  • ts - Tigerheart's Shadow
  • ct - Crowfeather's Trial
  • hs - Hollyleaf's Story
  • mo - Mistystar's Omen
  • cj - Cloudstar's Journey
  • tf - Tigerclaw's Fury
  • ds - Dovewing's Silence
  • lw - Leafpool's Wish
  • mv - Mapleshade's Vengeance
  • gc - Goosefeather's Curse
  • rf - Ravenpaw's Farewell
  • sh - Spottedleaf's Heart
  • pc - Pinestar's Choice
  • te - Thunderstar's Echo
  • tc - Tawnypelt's Clan
  • rd - Redtail's Debt
  • sl - Shadowstar's Life
  • untold - The Untold Stories
  • tales - Tales from the Clans
  • shadows - Shadows of the Clans
  • legends - Legends of the Clans
  • path - Path of a Warrior
  • manga1 - The Rise of Scourge
  • ts# - Tigerstar and Sasha
  • ga - Graystripe's Adventure
  • lw# - Graystripe's Adventure (individual books)
  • rp - Ravenpaw's Path
  • rp# - Ravenpaw's Path (individual books)
  • ss - SkyClan and the Stranger
  • ss# - SkyClan and the Stranger (individual books)
  • secrets - Secrets of the Clans
  • cats - Cats of the Clans
  • code - Code of the Clans
  • battles - Battles of the Clans
  • etc - Enter the Clans
  • twg - The Warriors Guide
  • tug - The Ultimate Guide
  • sha - Spottedleaf's Honest Answer
  • bm - Beyond the Code: Brightspirit's Mercy
  • as - After Sunset: We Need to Talk
  • trc - After Sunset: The Right Choice
  • ec - The Elders' Concern
  • tcd - The Clans Decide
  • ehc# - Erin Hunter Chats
  • app - Warriors App


Note: #'s indicate a number to be added afterwards to signify the book in the arc. Add "bs" to end of certain books to include the bonus scenes, and "m" to the end of super editions to include ending manga.

This also applies to the citing the family tree on the Warriors website. Use the {{r|officialtree}} for those citations and double check the information is on the tree.

External links

Another common method is to link via external links. This can include authors' Facebook pages, blog cites, or information from publishers' websites. These are conducted by:

[link explanation]

Usually the explanation describes the link. Make sure to link permanent links and screenshots when citing information from Facebook or Kate's blog. For more information, see Spookywillow's workbench.

[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154655514752454&id=29566467453 Vicky's Facebook]

List of resources

Warriors Wiki
Thesaurus.com
Warrior Cats official website
Moonkitti's I spoil... playlist on YouTube

Quick reference articles

Does not include all of them, but these can provide a quick overview of the layout for different kinds of characters.

Templates

Below is a list of the templates to be included, as needed, on the character pages.

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