Notable Mages Edit
- Discussion moved from Talk:Mage (Origins)
Seems like there are a lot more notable mages than this small smattering. Should more be added? Like: Wilhelm, Fiona, Niall, Petra, Kinnon, Keili, Godwin, Connor, Malcolm, Feynriel, Ella, Quentin, Decimus, Grace, Alain, Emile de Launcet, Idunna, Danarius, Hadriana, & Varania.
I would add Fiona (Grand Enchanter), Rhys and Adrian from Asunder to the list. And then.. what do we consider to be important? For the games I'd suggest - involved in more than one-two quests. So I'd remove Aneirin and Ketojan. I also don't think Wilhelm, Niall, Petra, Kinnon, Keili, Godwin, Ella, Quentin, Decimus, Grace, Alain, Emile, Idunna, Danarius, Hadriana and Varania qualify for mentioning. I'd definitely add Feynriel. Unsure about Connor and Malcolm. Asherinka (talk) 01:16, January 9, 2012 (UTC)
Plural: Mages or magi? Edit
I have gone through Codex: Magic and Religion and the only instances of the plural form "Magi" I found was in the "Circle of Magi" and derived ("Magi Origin", "magi in the tower", "council of their [Circle's] own elder magi"); "mages", on the other hand, seems to refer both to Circle magi ("one of the mages of the Nevarran Circle") and to non-Circle mages ("hedge mages", "the true rulers within the various imperial houses-the mages"). It seems that the term "Magi" is reserved for the Circle mages, just as "magister" is for Tevinter mages. And yet we use the Category:Magi for all magic-using characters (including Flemeth and Corypheus), as if that were the proper term. --Koveras Alvane (talk) 16:40, November 23, 2012 (UTC)
- That is likely because "magi" is the correct grammatical term for the plural. (and yes, I am saying that everyone in the game script who says "mages" is an idiot) Affiliation does not matter with this term. EzzyD (talk) 20:27, November 23, 2012 (UTC)
- I am not going to argue about British and American particularities of English grammar, but shouldn't a Dragon Age wiki use the same terms as the in-game Dragon Age encyclopedia? I am not demanding to change anything right away, just pointing out that the current content implicitly contradicts the Codex. --Koveras Alvane (talk) 15:33, November 25, 2012 (UTC)
- I believe the "magi" is used more formally (since it's more archaic), but it does not mean it's incorrect to use in its plural form or that it contradicts Dragon Age. Unless you can obtain an answer from the BioWare team regarding that word, your observations are based on speculation.
- The wiki does not have to follow the game's use of terms all the time, but we'd use whichever form is agreed upon among editors (see DA:NAME regarding this). In the case of using "magi", it was a matter of the editor who created the category first, and it hasn't been challenged until you did. If you would like to push the use of "magi" instead (since it's only a matter of editing preference at this point and would only be about consistency), I suggest that you'd propose for a change either on the forums or on the talk page of Category:Magi. ··· d·day! 21:38, November 25, 2012 (UTC)