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Argent/templates/Template:Lifeform
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The {{lifeform}} infobox template is a very versatile template that can be used to describe any group of beings that can be considered alive. This includes obvious examples, such as plants and animals, but also more nebulous ones, such as magical creatures and constructs.

Template[edit]

{{lifeform
|image=
|type= 
|abilities= 
|use=
|sapient=
|native=
|earth= / world=
|universe=
|books=
}}

Parameters[edit]

Highlighted lines indicate mandatory parameters. On lines with multiple parameters (e.g. |world= / earth=) pick only the one most appropriate.

{{lifeform}} Parameters
Parameter Description Examples
image Use this to display a relevant image hosted on the Coppermind.

See Help:Infoboxes for further details.

|image=Axehound by Shallan.jpg

type Use this to specify the type of lifeform being described. Apply a category if possible.

Note: See #Types for more details.

|type={{cat tag|Cognitive Shadows}}
|type=Hemalurgic Creations

abilities Use this to specify any unusual abilities the lifeform might have.

|abilities=[[Cytonics]]

use Use this to specify what, if anything, the lifeform is used for. This is usually applicable to plants with known uses (e.g. food, poison) and domesticated animals.

|use=Poison

sapient Use this to specify whether the lifeform is sapient.

Note: Only include this parameter if the lifeform is sapient.

|sapient=y

native Use this to specify the location this lifeform originates from or is native to.

|native=[[Roshar]]

world
or
earth
Use this to specify the planet where the argent/templates/template:lifeform can be found.

Note: Automatically generates a link. To bypass this, use 'world.
See Help:Infoboxes for further details.

|world=Roshar
|earth=Reckoners
|'world=Mars

universe Use this to indicate the (connected) universe where the argent/templates/template:lifeform can be found.

See Help: Infoboxes for further details.

|universe=[[Cosmere]]
|universe=[[Cytoverse]]
|universe=[[Wode]] [[State]]s
|universe=''Standalone''

books Use this to indicate which book or series the argent/templates/template:lifeform is featured in.

See Help: Infoboxes for further details.

|books=[[Mistborn Era 1]]
|books=[[The Stormlight Archive]]
|books=[[Firefight]]

Types[edit]

While the type parameter allows for any number of types to be specified, there are several that are strongly encouraged:

  • Animal ({{cat tag|Animals|Animal}})
  • Plant ({{cat tag|Plants|Plant}})
  • Cognitive Shadow ({{cat tag|Cognitive Shadows|Cognitive Shadow}})
  • Sapient Splinter ({{cat tag|Splinters|Sapient Splinters}})
  • Construct ({{cat tag|Constructs|Construct}})
  • Hemalurgic creation ({{cat tag|Hemalurgic creations|Hemalurgic creation}})
  • Magic user ({{cat tag|Magic users|Magic user}})


Categories & Tags[edit]

Pages that make use of the {{lifeform}} template will be added to Category: Lifeforms. In addition, providing |sapient=y will add the page to Category: Sapient beings, while providing |world or |earth will add the page to a lifeforms category corresponding to that world/earth (e.g. |world=Roshar will add the page to Category: Rosharan lifeforms).


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