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I was reading the Manual of Style, and I cannot find this wiki policy about the in-universe perspective. Or how write lore articles without breaking the 4th wall. For instance, writing "and the Inquisitor deal with the mages. Its up to the players if they were allies or conscripts" in an article about the Mage-Templar War that is not related with quests, breaks the immersion of the reader. Is there an accepted policy regarding how to deal with this in this wiki?

Hope I made myself clear with this... english is not my forte.--Zero (talk) 03:32, May 5, 2017 (UTC)

From what I know, it's always been a long-standing policy to write any articles about "in-universe" stuff from an in-universe standpoint, in other words write from the point of view of someone inside the story rather than an outside observer, but apparently it's not in the MoS for some reason.
There is a mention of it in the character style guide "The section should be written with a Dragon Age perspective rather than real-world (this should not be a walkthrough). The use of "you" should be avoided, while using the protagonist's name is encouraged." But we've always followed that policy for articles about conflicts, locations, characters, and lore. Don't know why it never went into the MoS. --Kelcat Talk 18:41, May 6, 2017 (UTC)
I've always been going by having the intro written as a real-world encyclopedia, then the rest is in-universe. For example, Cairn - it says he is a main character in the intro, then the rest is written in-universe. User signature henioo henioo (da talk page) 19:59, May 6, 2017 (UTC)