A standard; criterion: the canons of taste.
What is Canon?
Canon is a “status” that places, people, things, and ideas are granted when they are accepted as in-world truth by the order and/or the citizens.
Why is it important?
Canon is used in the world of Citizens of Antiford to provide an ordered, stable base to create off of. In short, canon creates a fictional timeline of the world.
How do I achieve Canon?
A citizen can submit a story or an encyclopedia entry for canon by emailing their completed intended entry to the Order. Because of it’s nature, the submission must be cross checked to make sure that it does not conflict with any other previously canon entries. This process may take some time due to amount of previously canonized works to check against. Once an entry is inserted into the encyclopedia or marked canon, it will not be removed from this status.
What happens when my canon submission conflicts with previous canon?
The order and required marshals will work with you in order to approve your submission. This process is a give-and-take, but ultimately we try to make all parties happy with their decisions to add to the world.
What is a Marshal?
To arrange in proper order; set out in an orderly manner; arrange clearly: to marshal facts; to marshal one's arguments.
A Marshal is considered the expert of canon in a specific field, primarily of encyclopedia entries.
Why are they important?
Marshals are available for questions on the topic they cover. Citizens should feel comfortable going to the Marshals with questions. While they are not the end-all for canon answers, they have a firm grasp revolving around their topic and more than what has been covered in the encyclopedia.
How do I achieve Marshal?
Marshals are given as a special circumstance rather than de-facto. They show work above and beyond in an area and show much more effort in expanding information available on that topic than significant contributors. Often, the majority of their writing and encyclopedia submissions are on the topic they cover. The selection of a Marshal requires 3/3 vote from the order.
What can I expect Marshals to do for me?
Answer questions! Marshals also may be called in for canon disputes, or as an extra vote on canon submissions. Marshals are expected to work with other marshals or significant contributors in their field to create a well-rounded topic.