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Acolyte Unknown
Origin: Confidential
Archetype: Confidential
Threat Level: Confidential
Protected Identity
Real Name: Confidential
Nationality: Confidential
Occupation: Confidential
Place of Birth: Confidential
Base of Operations: Confidential
Marital Status: Confidential
Known Relatives: Confidential
Physical Data
Species: Human
Age: Confidential
Height / Weight : Confidential / Confidential
Eye / Hair Color: Confidential / Confidential
Known Powers
Known Abilities

The MercBox is a natural evolution of Eisregen's excellent hero/villain boxes, modified to accomodate the editor's tastes better. It's designed solely to work for members of D.I.S.C.O.R.D., and thus has some extensions over the originals.

Thanks should go to Sekoia, Konoko and Lin Chiao Feng of the Paragon Wiki forums, who helped me go through some difficult parts of making this thing work as it should. So, without further ado, the MercBox:

[[User:BaalusSeth|@Most Definitely Skary]

The MercBox is a template designed to give a overview of a character in a readilly accessible format, with a lot of placeholders for the most basic of data on a character. As it's a potent and sometimes unintuitive tool, some documentation is in order. Eisregen did a good job out of explaining how this works here, so I'll just focus on the specifics.


MercBox 101

The basic incarantion of the MercBox is as follows.

| image = 
| caption =
| cult =
| rank =
| mercname =
| name =
| archetype =
| origin =
| level =
| realname =
| nationality =
| occupation =
| birthplace =
| hometown =
| marital =
| relatives =
| species =
| age =
| gender =
| height =
| weight =
| eyes =
| hair =
| powers =
| abilities =
| equipment =
| footnotes =
| player = 

I hope Eisregen will forgive me for stealing most of the following descriptions. Additions unique to this box will be in cursive.

List of Parameters

First comes the image section.

Second is the D.I.S.C.O.R.D. identity section.

Third, the ingame section.

Fourth is the civilian identity section. It has been reordered, repositioned, had aliases removed, and status added. This section should be filled in (eventually) but needn't be public, or even protected, knowledge.

Fifth comes the physical section.

Last are the cream of the crop, the so-called assets section

And just to sign...

A note on categories

The MercBox automates categorising by submitting any using it to categories by Character, gender, origin, archetype, side and D.I.S.C.O.R.D. There's no need to apply those categories separately. What it means is that you should be careful what you put in those fields, especially origin and archetype. If for some reason you want a AT-less character, I reccomend putting in Mercenary.

MercBox Advanced

However, the utility of MercBox does not end there. D.I.S.C.O.R.D. members aren't just villains, and as such have special needs. Thus the following options:


The MercBox is capable of supporting multiple ingame incarnations of a character. Getting them to show up is as easy as setting the name# field to anything but blank, for example name2 = Sinatra will enable the second. At the moment, the implemented maximum is three. Each entry is categorised automatically. For example, the second one has the following fields:

Fun fact!

This wraps it up for the template. Enjoy. In Strength Salvation.

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