The People pages under the Universe category have now been completed for all characters seen or mentioned so far in the Great War of the Shaeld series. This literally includes every named character, from civilians seen in passing to each and every member of Tanker Regiment seen in the last book.
[Edit: since this article was first posted, new index pages have also been added for all characters by surname, all the women, and all the men.]
This feels like a great achievement, since there are over 100 named characters, many of them linked to various events throughout the four existing novels and beyond.
The "upcoming characters" page has now been removed, so the new characters who will be arriving in Perseus Aflame will be added to this site when the first book from that series — On Vicious Wing — is actually approaching its release date.
Some characters from the first of the upcoming GWOTS-era novellas, however, do have partial profiles on the site already. These are:
That novella is of course I Dream of Damastion, which should be released before the end of the year and may help to tide people over until the much-delayed release of Whom Gods Shall Fear. The protagonist of another novella — A Storm to the Savage — also now has her own holding page. Watch this space.
For serious fans of the Armadaverse, it's highly recommended that you take a deep dive into lore by reading the background and insights into your favourite characters!
The web site just keeps getting bigger, better, and badder! Here's whats been added or changed in the past week or so:
Encountered a term in an Armada Wars book and not sure what it means? Fear not. The brand new Glossary was added to the Universe section today.
The glossary is not yet exhaustive, but it does come quite close. It will of course continue to grow as new volumes are released in the Armadaverse, because every new book means new strange things with strange names.
A new category was sneaked into the Universe section this week, and it adds eighteen Technology articles! This section will be under continuous development, with more entries being made as more technology is revealed in upcoming releases.
Also this week... the book pages were all given a makeover to remove clutter, improve appearance for mobile devices, add images for external destinations like Amazon and Audible, and introduce a touch of per-book colour theming.
Lastly, a pronunciation audio file has been added for xtryllium.
If you're a regular visitor to the site you probably noticed these changes sneaking in over the past two weeks. If not, here they all are:
In the past two days, massive improvements have been made to this site. And we're not just talking usability here, oh no. Piles of content have been added!
Wikia is falling out of favour here at HQ. The site is not particularly attractive on a web browser, and when using a mobile device visitors are bombarded with adverts. Advert bombardment is not really in tune with the whole ethos of the Armadaverse — no, we're more about missiles.
The benefit of Wikia is that it's a free, open Wiki platform. It makes it very easy to maintain a large database of information which is cross-linked. The information could be replicated on this very site, in the Universe section, but that will be time-consuming and laborious.
So the question falls to you, the community: stick or twist?
Some changes and improvements have been made to the site in the past day. As well as various layout and formatting tweaks, the following changes were made: