Tense For Deceased NPCs?
How do we refer to NPCs that are deceased based on the up-to-date lore of ESO? During Khenarthi's Roost, she is well and alive. However, by the time you encounter her again she is deceased. So she's in two states of existence during the same in-game adventure. Would you refer to her in past tense, or present tense? Raddok (talk) 00:53, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
- Aren't NPC pages (at least the intro part) supposed to avoid spoilers? I think the fact that she dies in the first place is something of a spoiler... though come to think of it, the fact that she has a replacement in the first place, whose page very explicitly mentions Finoriell's death, kind of contradicts that doesn't it? In any case, I'd rather Finoriell's page refer to her in current tense in the intro. If it's expanded to include her involvement in the Malabal Tor quest, she could be referred to as a ghost but still in present tense (e.g. "Later, her ghost appears in the quest Awakening, where...". —likelolwhat talk lulzy to me 03:40, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
- I think that spoiler is unfortunately unavoidable. If you are looking for her after first meeting her in-game, you'll go to The Green Lady, as her name is not revealed until much later. The fact that that page lists two of them is probably all the spoiler you'll need. Regarding wording, I would say that present tense is most appropriate, but direct chronological terms (like "current") should be avoided. --Enodoc (talk) 09:12, 10 November 2015 (UTC)