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Tutorial on adding a new Officer item page to the Zoywiki - Legacy of a Thousand Suns Wiki, and having it use the appropriate templates.

  • This wiki uses a number of templates to give a similar layout for all of the Item/Officer/Ship pages and requires that certain fields and info are provided, this saves a lot of time and only requires minimal data entry to complete a page.

(note that crew procedure is similar, I will create a guide page for all of the variables at a future time once I have the format set - Lorak990 (talk))

1) Upload the image of the officer. Take a screenshot of the larger image that pops up when you mouse hover over the officer, and crop it to a 128x128 pixels image size. Upload it (click on left upload file). Make sure to name it appropriately so that the officer template will pick it up.

  • Note all images used for the LotS wiki are prefixed with LotS_ - For this example, an appropriate name would be LotS_Loq and Quax.png
2) Edit the officers page. Page down and insert the appropriate line alphabetically (easiest is to copy/paste and then edit an existing line). For instance
{{LotS/OfficerRow|Loq And Quax}}

3) After you save the page, you can page down and notice there will be a number of errors in red for that newly created officer spot on the officer list page. But what we need is the part on that line that says something like "Unable to locate article: LotS/Loq and Quax". Click on that and it will take you to the page editor for the new officer. In this case it was automatically named:

4) Its best to copy/paste the wiki entry from an existing officer, and then edit it appropriately. Here's the info from Gera Marl as an example

{{LotS Item
|name=Gera Marl
|color=Orange
|attack=50
|defense=51
|race=Vlarg
|class=Special
|bonus=Intellect
|type=Officer
|ability=Information Warfare: Gera Marl's Attack and Defense increase for each Intellect crew in the ship
|text=23. None of the assailants were left alive for interrogation -- all had been swept into hell by the manhunter and vigilante's combined fury. But it didn't matter. Kell knew how to get information from the dead. He took DNA samples and uploaded the data to Gera Marl. The Vlarg's team found the truth in minutes. Several of the assault team were known associates of the same notorious crime boss: Benz Manado. A little more hacking revealed that he was the manhunter's anonymous employer. He'd decided to eliminate Kell and the Reaper at the same time. Perhaps he didn't want to pay the bounty hunter's fee, or else had lost faith in him when he shot the pimps instead of the vigilante. Either way, he'd made himself a new enemy.
|obtained={{LotS/Cexp}}
}}
  • Will generate the following Item card,


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Gera Marl Officer
Attack: 50
Defense: 51
Race Vlarg
Role Special
Attribute Intellect

Gera Marl
Information Warfare: Gera Marl's Attack and Defense increase for each Intellect crew in the ship
23. None of the assailants were left alive for interrogation -- all had been swept into hell by the manhunter and vigilante's combined fury. But it didn't matter. Kell knew how to get information from the dead. He took DNA samples and uploaded the data to Gera Marl. The Vlarg's team found the truth in minutes. Several of the assault team were known associates of the same notorious crime boss: Benz Manado. A little more hacking revealed that he was the manhunter's anonymous employer. He'd decided to eliminate Kell and the Reaper at the same time. Perhaps he didn't want to pay the bounty hunter's fee, or else had lost faith in him when he shot the pimps instead of the vigilante. Either way, he'd made himself a new enemy.
Obtained from

Expedition Pack (Current)










5) Edit everything that needs to be changed. For our example we would need to edit the 2nd line to read:

|name=Loq and Quax

and after making all of the changes you would have the following layout for Loq and Quax

{{LotS Item
|name=Loq and Quax
|color=Orange
|attack=53
|defense=53
|race=Robot
|class=Healer
|bonus=Intellect
|type=Officer
|ability=Heads I win: Chance for bonus damage; Extra damage against Mechanized or Colossal raids; Extra damage if {{LotS/ItemLink2|Tentacular}} is in the ship; Extra damage for each {{LotS/ItemLink2|Swarm Bot}} or {{LotS/ItemLink2|King Khan}} in the ship.
|text="So I like took this whole load of, like, chems... And was like, really spaced out. I saw this robot with two heads. But the I thought, whoa--what if it's not a robot with two heads? What if its, like, two robots with 1 body?" -- Flasta Cassiopeia, psionic artist
|obtained={{LotS/ContainerLink|TALOS Anniversary Vault}}
{{LotS/Rexp}}
}}
  • And will display the following layout when using the preview button at the bottom of the editing area.


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Tactics | Consumables | Ships | Officers | Crew | Sidekicks | Engineering | Best Items | Home


Loq and Quax Officer
Attack: 53
Defense: 53
Race Robot
Role Healer
Attribute Intellect

Loq and Quax
Heads I win: Chance for bonus damage; Extra damage against Mechanized or Colossal raids; Extra damage if Tentacular is in the ship; Extra damage for each Swarm Bot or King Khan in the ship.
"So I like took this whole load of, like, chems... And was like, really spaced out. I saw this robot with two heads. But the I thought, whoa--what if it's not a robot with two heads? What if its, like, two robots with 1 body?" -- Flasta Cassiopeia, psionic artist
Obtained from

TALOS Anniversary Vault

Expedition Pack (Retired)










  • Note: that if an officer is from a Raid or a Vault, make sure to add the appropriate info into the obtained= for example
    {{LotS/ContainerLink|TALOS Anniversary Vault}}
    . Its easiest to find if its linked already somewhere else. You can typically get that info by clicking edit on another officer.
  • Note: If the page for the item you are linking to does not exist it will give an error: similar to , this is due to the automatic lookup for that item failing, once the page exists it will resolve correctly.
[[LotS/test|<span style="color:{{LotS/ColorUnable to locate article: LotS/test}};">test</span>]]

or Please enter a valid item name.

6) After verifying that the page looks correct via the preview button. You should be done! Save the page! Double check that it works from the officer main page, the thumbnail is in place and works, and that clicking on the officer takes you to the proper page with the proper info. If any mistakes are there, edit to fix.

  • Note: If the picture is appropriately named, it should say something like this after all the steps are done:

File usage

The following 2 pages link to this file:

LotS/Loq and Quax

LotS/items/Officers