Legends of Aria Wiki:Contributing to the Bestiary

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The Bestiary Page is the main catalog of all living creatures that reside in Celador, including animals, monsters, humans, and NPCs. Animals are creatures likely to be found in the real world like grizzly bears, hinds, and horses. Monsters are hideous grotesque animals or humans, or unknown living forms that haunt the world of Aria. Examples include imps, lichs, and skeletons. Humans are aggressive NPCs that can be killed like bandits and pirates. NPCs are friendly humans which players can interact with to train abilities and skills, get lore information, activate specific mechanics, etc. NPCs are mostly found within major cities but there are some NPCs outside town areas. The current classification used in the Bestiary is subject to change with proper discussion. Keep in mind that, classifying stuff is not an easy task. There are many ways to classify creatures that are correct but do not fit the goal of the bestiary. Too many classes might confuse new players but only a few is not enough to separate creatures.

Contributing to the Bestiary[edit source]

The Bestiary is an important catalog for every player. More details can help players succeed in their adventures around Celador. In the following sections, you can learn ways to contribute to the bestiary.

Adding missing creatures[edit source]

The major problem of a catalog is that it is often incomplete. If you find a creature while playing and believes it is not cataloged, type its name in the search box and see if there is a page for it. If the creature has no page, you can create one. Before doing so, we strongly recommend that you gather a few pieces of information to create a Stub.

For any creature, make sure that you write a brief description (e.g., "Wolf is an animal", "Wallace is a rogue NPC located in Pyros Landing. He is a skill trainer and can teach you prestige abilities from the rogue discipline if you have the right ability book."), the location of the creature (some creatures can be found in many places (only put the place in which you fount it), and a small picture of it. You can copy paste the code below to create a new page:


{{stub}}
{{version|Early Access v0.8.4}}

{{Mob infobox
| image = image-name.png (you can upload images to the wiki in the following link: https://legendsofaria.gamepedia.com/Special:Upload)
| type = Animal, Monster, Human (Aggressive only), Vendor (NPC), Trainer (NPC) (choose all that applies)
}}

'''Creature Name''' is a/an <animal, monster, human, npc>.

=Locations=

* Region
** Specific Location

 

Remember to add the new page created to the correct section within Bestiary.

Filling creature pages with relevant information[edit source]

Stub pages help a lot but in many cases, more detailed information is necessary to make an article useful. NPCs, for example, have different roles in the game. Vendor NPCs are those that sell stuff related to their profession. Consider adding the stuff they sell within the section ==Shop Items==. Check the page of Issac to have an idea about how to show item listings. Trainer NPCs can teach up to 30 points in skills or, in exchange for ability books, teach players prestige abilities. Listing the skills and abilities this kind of NPC can teach helps players to look for the right NPC they want. A link to such NPCs in the skills or abilities page is strongly recommended. There are other types of NPC such as the allegiance agents, bankers, mission dispatchers, merchants, gatekeepers, and guards that can also be documented regarding their role.

Animals, beasts, humanoids, and humans can be further detailed with more spawn locations, looting and harvesting (you might need a good amount of samples before adding the number of items that can be harvested or drop in quantities like copper coins, reagents, and bandages), combat behavior ([[spells], abilities and the damage/healing they do), hitpoints (you can see target hitpoints by activating "auto-targeting" in settings, targeting a mob and mouse over the hp bar inside the target's plate), quotes, and other attributes such as attack speed (will require some research). Bosses may require additional information on how to activate them. Rare spawns can be detailed in terms of rarity (e.g., Dire Wolf can rarely spawn in place of a Rabid Wolf).

Animal Tamers can inspect tamed animals and beasts and get additional information. Currently, the inspect menu shows the same character attributes with the values of the creature. However, only attack, attack speed, and defense are relevant. The other attributes are the same for all tamable creatures. This might change in the future, though.

If you need a reference to create a new page for a creature, see Imp. The loot and combat section is very detailed. It took a while to gather such information, though. You might want to take pictures of the game so you can do wiki stuff after playing.

Checking for patch changes[edit source]

New patches notes are an important source of changes to the game. Watch for notes that indicate that new monsters have been added to the game or that current monsters have their attributes, loot table, location, and combat behavior changed. This way you can explore for new creatures and document them, or check new info for old creatures.