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Guidelines

The following rules do not attempt to cover all contingencies and eventualities, so it is helpful to understand the goals of the fanon prior to writing. The goal of Tranquility Lane is to expand upon the Fallout Universe without rendering it unrecognizable.

We do not allow authors to lay claim to enormous swathes of territory in a single article because we wish to provide other authors an opportunity to write about locations they desire. If one author creates "The Empire of New York," for instance, another author could be deprived the opportunity to write about a village in the ruins of Manhattan. If a single author were to write so many articles about New York state and nobody else did, they could assemble their Empire of New York over time.

Avoid straining credulity,overpowered characters, supremely powerful factions, and enormous post-apocalyptic nations. Use high-tech artifacts sparingly, and do not overpower mutations.

The Current "Present" - 2287. It has been a few years since Courier Six plundered the Sierra Madre, prevented the Think Tank from escaping Big MT, settled their affairs with Ulysses in The Divide, and determined the course of the Second Battle of Hoover Dam. The fate of the Mojave is still unclear, however. Now, the Sole Survivor has just emerged from Vault 111 in search of their kidnapped son.

Content Rules

General Rules

  • To create content, users must be registered and logged in. It is okay to fix typographical errors without registering or logging in.
  • Harassment, trolling, and vandalism will result in a ban of whatever duration an administrator sees fit.
    • If you believe your ban to be excessive, say so on your talk page and another administrator will review it.
  • Always adhere to canon.
  • Respect existing fanon.
    • Do not change others' fanon without collaboration from the appropriate authors.
  • Categorize articles and files appropriately.
  • Organize your articles appropriately, use templates as needed and do not make red links.
    • Potentially offensive images are not allowed (pornographic images, photographs of dead bodies, etc.)
  • An author is to have no more than four articles under construction at one time.
  • Incomplete articles with no progress made within thirty days without prior arrangement may be put up for adoption.

Equipment

  • Articles for pieces of equipment (armor, chems, weapons, etc.) are prohibited. Instead, create a manufacturer article and put the item there. Examples of manufacturers include:
    • Characters: Good for one-of-a-kind items with unique histories.
    • Groups: Good for non-unique items.
    • Pre-War Companies: Ideal for mass-produced or high-tech items.
  • Equipment should be consistent with the themes and art direction of the Fallout setting.
  • Power armor is allowed for individuals, individuals within factions, and small factions. Large factions (50+) equipped with power armor will require admin approval.
    • No X-01 power armor (lore contradictions/conflicts).
    • Any Enclave power armor requires prior admin approval.
  • Vertibirds are restricted. You must either obtain prior admin approval or win a relevant contest to incorporate them into articles.

Characters

  • Do not create articles for canon characters.
    • Avoid including canon characters in your articles. If you must include one, do not change the character.
  • Do not use your character to change canon locations or factions.
    • Do not make your character a vital member or leader of a canon location or faction.
  • Some "unique" character types are not recommended.
    • Intelligent animals (Deathclaws, Spore Plants, Rats, etc.) and non-canon forms of mutants require admin approval.
    • Psykers should be made with caution.
    • Cyborgs should be made with caution.
    • Aliens and super-soldiers are never allowed.
  • Do not use nicknames, ranks, or titles in the article's title.

Groups

  • Branches, chapters, detachments, and splinter groups of militant canon factions require Administrator approval. Branches, chapters, detachments, and splinter groups of non-militant canon factions such as the Followers of the Apocalypse or Vault-Tec do not require admin approval.
  • Large, powerful, well-equipped groups should not be made areas already visited in canon.
  • Large, powerful, well-equipped groups should be created with caution and a readiness to change if they violate rules.

Locations

  • Do not create articles for canon locations.
    • Do not change canon locations.
  • Vaults are allowed as long as the experiment remains plausible. Be prepared to modify your experiment if not.
    • No numbered vaults above Vault 122.
    • No control vaults.
    • No military vaults.
    • Remember, the vaults were never meant to save anyone.
  • If creating an article for a city whose real-life population is 500,000 or more; do not claim author rights for the whole city in a single article.

Role-playing

  • Remember that when taking part in an RP, you should act as a character, not a player. If your character shouldn't know something but you do, don't have them talk about it or act on it.
  • All RPs are part of their own timeline, events in them are to be considered unofficial to fanon unless incorporated into later articles.
  • No large wars in canon areas.

Canon On This Site

  • Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4 and their expansions are all canon except for Mothership Zeta.
  • Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel and Van Buren have story and world-building elements that may be considered canon, so long as they do not contradict the canon games.
  • Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is not canon, though locations from the game can be adapted, so long as they do not contradict anything else.
  • Unless otherwise clarified by a subsequent game, assume the protagonist of each game behaved in such a way as to preserve locations and factions of the wasteland.
  • Aliens and alien technology are outside the purview of this fanon, do not include them in your articles.
  • X-01 power armor is not allowed in this fanon due to contradicting canon sources.

If future canon renders any site content firmly non-canon friendly, said content will not be deleted. Instead, it shall be notated as existing in a "divergent universe" (ex. Vault 88).

Useful Stuff

  • Check out the Timeline and Article Creation Guides, links to which can be found on the front page of the wiki.
  • {{WIP|Your username here}} : This is the Work in Progress tag! Use this to denote that you're still working on an article, it usually keeps us from slapping it with the Stub label. remember you can only have 4 articles under construction at once!
  • {{quote|what was said|who said it}}
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