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This is the article's intro. General information about the NPC goes here, with the first mention (and only the first mention) of the NPC in bold. Add defining characteristics, a brief description of its function, and under what circumstances it can be acquired. Also see the common intro guidelines.

For more intricate spawn conditions, it is also possible to use a bullet list with the different criteria, for instance:

The last paragraph here should consist of a description of the NPC's self-defense capabilities. Remember to include {{eicons|}} or {{eversions|}}.

Items sold

For vendor NPCs, use {{shop}} here to display the items available for sale.

Living preferences (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

This section lists the NPC's preferred biomes and other town NPCs. It solely consists of a single line transcluding {{living preferences}}.



List any achievements that the NPC is related to here, using {{achievement}}.



Display the NPC's possible names here, transcluding {{npc names}}.


Interaction quotes

  • List all interaction quotes of the NPC here. Trivia regarding quotes, e.g. references, should be mentioned separately in the Trivia section, not here. Group the quotes by condition and use {{gameText}} (with "<name of <NPC>>", "<name of player>", and "<name of world>" as parameter values for x_<NPC name>, x_PlayerName, and x_WorldName, respectively), as follows:

    During the day:

    • "Greetings, <name of player>. Is there something I can help you with?"

    When Tavernkeep(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is present:

    • "<name of Angler> wants YOU as the official <name of world> errand monkey!"

    During a Party(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions):

    • "I thought I would throw a party to celebrate our victories in the past and those yet to come."
  • Happiness quotes (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

  • List all happiness quotes here, similarly as above.

  • Trivia

    In addition to usual trivia, {{bestiary}} should be always added at the end of the section.


    Enter the NPC's update history here, using {{history}}. Exemplary usage:

    ** Sprite updated.
    ** Health increased from 200 to 250.}}
    {{history|Desktop 1.2|Introduced.}}
    {{history|Console 1.02|Introduced.}}
    {{history|Switch 1.0.711.6|Introduced.}}
    {{history|Mobile 1.2.6508|Introduced.}}

    Also see the common History guidelines.

    Use the navigational master template for characters, {{Master Template Characters}}, with the | show-npc = yes parameter.