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Documents

What kinds of documents do you archive?

Categories

Categories are how we organise content on the Ishtar Collective. Some categories represent Books while other categories exist simply to group related content together.

Category Archive
Book Archive

Lore Entries

Lore Entries contain two kinds of document: the first are those associated with items following the start of the Red War, and the second are those associated with Books following the mass breakout at the Prison of Elders.

Entry Archive

Grimoire

Grimoire Cards are documents that were uncovered by Guardians starting during the arrival of the Hive on Earth and up to the Age of Triumph.

Grimoire Archive

Transcripts

Transcripts record Guardian activity throughout the system and have been hand-compiled by Ishtar Collective personnel.

Transcript Archive

Interactions

Interactions record individual conversations between people of interest, as well as what Items are offered in exchange for service.

Interaction Archive

Episodes

Episodes record discussions between researchers and are presented in the hope of furthering our understanding of current events.

Episode Archive

Items

Items are documents related to the numerous weapons, armor, and miscellaneous objects that Guardians make use of.

Item Archive

Records

Records are used to keep track of any documents that don't fall into the previous types.

Record Archive

Icons

What do the icons on documents represent?

Level 1

Level 1 is used when a Card or an Item is loosely related to a category. Items and Cards that are automatically assigned to a Category based on keyword matches are given this confidence level to start with.

Level 2

Level 2 is used when a Card or Item is somewhat related to a Category. This could be when a subject isn't mentioned directly but there are hints that a relation exists, or when a subject is mentioned directly but only in passing.

Level 3

Level 3 is used when a Card or Item definitely belongs to a Category. This confidence level usually means that the Card or Item both discusses that subject by name and is about that subject.

Recent

The recent icon is shown whenever a Card or Item has been added to our archives within the last 2 weeks.

Categories

What do the icons on Categories represent?

Featured

Featured Categories are ones that have well written summaries and cover a subject that we think will be of interest to most readers. They have a chance to appear at the top of the home page.

Chronological

Sometimes we re-order the Grimoire Cards within a Category so that they follow a chronological or sequential order. The Books of Sorrow and Shin Malphur are examples of this.

Timeline

This icon is used when a Category is directly related to an event on the Timeline.