The Heroes of Heaven's Height

Character Pages

For a reference point on what a character page should look like, reference John Everyman.

Don’t use the character sheet – use the wiki format. Use links – either existing links, or make your own character and wiki entries and reference them.

The character description tells us the impression your character gives off. The bio gives us a small look into their past – secrets should be kept on the last entry.

Tags are important; your culture, your characters’ first name, and Solar Exalted at a minimum. Capitalization matters!

If you have important people in your retinue – familiars, retainers, followers, allies – make character pages for them. Important people in your past who are now dead belong in the wiki section.

Getting Around the Wiki

Step 1. Create Your Character

You can either go to the character page ( or you should have a tab at the top of the screen that says “+New”. When you’re making your character, be sure to check the box that says “Player character”

To the right of the character screen is a section for tagging. If you start typing, some of tagging options pop up. Add “Solar Exalted”. You can also add your national origin; “Western”, “Delzhan”, “Dynast”, “Tengese”, “Marutian”, etc. You should also at this stage start a tag for your character and their NPCs and items. Just make it your first name.


It gives you the option of doing a character sheet – don’t worry about that, just get the background and the description in here. Your physical sheet will cover your stats. The wiki is for meta-information.

Try to find a picture to represent your character. Either photographs or illustrations are fine, as long as it helps other people visualize them.

Step 2 Make Background Pages

After you’re done with the main event, you can make accompanying pages for NPCs, places, events, items, animals, or any other concept that matters to your character. Character pages should be for people who are part of the ongoing story – familiars, allies, important contacts and followers, etc, can go here. If you have a nemesis, this is also the place for them.

All other entries should go to the wiki itself.

To link back and forth, you can either click the buttons that should be to your right, saying “Character Link” or “Wiki Link”, or you can do it manually. To do it manually for a wiki, just put it in brackets. I’ll show examples but have the brackets backwards. Type ]]bit[[ to link to the wiki page bit. If you want to include it as a link but call it something else, just type it with a vertical bar after the word, and then what you want to call it in the current context. ]]Mercreday|yesterday[[.

CAPITALIZATION AND USE OF ARTICLES MATTER WHEN CREATING WIKI PAGES. You may notice that I didn’t realize that when I started, so some older entries have uncapitalized names or articles. I highly recommend NOT including the articles “the” or “a” or “an” when creating wiki pages, even if it’s tempting. If you want to reference the 8th Cathak legion, just drop the “the” and add it manually when linking, if appropriate.

Important posts to read
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Some posts that are good entry points to get a lot of info quickly:

The Bicentennial has a list of events going on around the city in the coming week.

Chiaroscuro is a good place to start exploring the city.

Fifth Age gives you an idea of some major world events that shaped the current political situation. Amber Succession, and Scarlet Succession are two major ongoing crises.

Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.


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