This page is a proposed policy, guideline, or process for A Wheel of Time Wiki

The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption.

When using these categories on article pages, try to list them in chronological order. For example, Nynaeve was a Wisdom before Accepted, before Yellow Ajah.


Rule of thumb: Phrase all subcategories to be as short-named and wide-encompassing as possible. Avoid creating compound categories out of distinct concepts such as "Male Forsaken", "Tairen Lords", etc. If membership in one category such as "Aes Sedai" implies membership in another category such as "Channellers", then and only then should the former be a subcategory of the later.


  • Humans






Should shadow spawn be here? The rest seem to be essentially social groups, whereas the various shadowspawn seem to be actual distinct species. --Maru (talk) Contribs 02:28, 5 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Oh, and what about Ogier, Aelfinn, Eelfinn, and Wolves? Are you going to classify them as Homo sapiens ? Due to the anthropomorphic nature of fantasy, our use of "races" encapsulates "species". --Gherald 03:35, 5 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Really, what I am objecting to is that we have all sorts of human social categorizations on the same level of the hierarchy as bona fide species/races- like the *finn, the wolves, and so on. Are Aiel really as distinct and separable from, say, Illians as they are from Wolves? I don't think so. We need a human category we can stick all the Aiel, Andoran, Borderlands..... &etc --Maru (talk) Contribs 00:34, 6 Nov 2005 (UTC)
If you can come up with a good name for such a category, and a way to relate it to "Races and Nationalities", then we could use it. But they are apparently sentient beings, so I personally don't see any point to this "non-human" distinction you are making. -- 00:44, 6 Nov 2005 (UTC)
How's that? --Maru (talk) Contribs 01:01, 6 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I like it (either with the subcat "Humans" or not), but it does raise the question of whether the supercat "People" is really appropriate. "Entities" is so clinical; "Beings"? nae'blis (talk) 04:05, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)
There are several definitions of person/people. I of course am of the opinion that in the context of most Fantasy and Sci-fi, being human is not a necessary condition. But we could go back to the original "Characters" supercat... --Gherald 04:49, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Oh, I agree with you, they're all "People", just wasn't sure if that was just me. I'd prefer that to "Characters", in line with my immersive modus operandi. See above. nae'blis (talk) 22:10, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)
I'd rather go back to Category:People anyway, so I'm gonna switchover the ones that are in Characters. I think I was the only one seriously bringing up the question... nae'blis (talk) 18:31, 23 Dec 2005 (UTC)
And now for a more apropos argument, how many times have you heard someone in real life refer to "the human race" ? I rest my case. --Gherald 12:07, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)




Feel free to add anythig to this list that I haven't got round to yet. - Jade-eyed Raven 11:08, 14 January 2007 (UTC)


I'm tempted to rename this Things, so that the wotnav template flows better. nae'blis (talk)
I think "Things" is too vague --Gherald 12:50, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)


Keep in mind that these subcategories will be used both for events that have their own article, and to tag chapter summaries in which they happen.

  • Category:Events
    • Wars
    • Battles - Named battles only.
    • Category:Skirmishes - Any battle-like condition that does not have its own name.
    • Category:Fights - Any violence that does not fit under the above.
    • Category:Successions
    • Category:Chronology
    • Etc. Any type of notable event can be added to this list for possible future use, but the actual categories should not be used nor tagged inside articles until there are at least 3 articles/summaries are ready to be tagged with them (Categories with only 0-2 items in them are just annoying)



** The sub-categories will include plot summaries, analysis, and discussions of that nature. Gherald

  1. Category:TEotW
  2. Category:TGH
  3. Category:TDR
  4. Category:TSR
  5. Category:TFoH
  6. Category:LoC
  7. Category:ACoS
  8. Category:TPoD
  9. Category:WH
  10. Category:CoT
  11. Category:KoD
  12. Category:AMoL
  13. Category:NS For project:chapter summaries we have decided to use subpages instead.
    • Category:Analysis
      • gender roles, speculation, etc?

Real world authors of content related to the series, such as illustrations, etc. nae'blis (talk)

  • Category:Tie-ins

Things like the d20 RPGm, the computer game, fan fiction? nae'blis (talk)


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