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This page is huge (118 KB!) and at present only has a small fraction of the allusions in this game. Should we break it up into subpages? Cat (meowhunt) 06:31, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

Definitely.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 08:02, July 7, 2018 (UTC)
Idk... what's the problem with it being huge? 118kb is nothing for internet nowadays, even for phones. Monterossa (talk) 10:23, July 7, 2018 (UTC)
It's harder to navigate. Even the table of contents is the length of an article here.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 12:48, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

Ok, so breaking it into subpages helped, but maybe rewriting it as prose, or collapsing lots of bullets into one, might help it flow better too. For example, contrast the current section on the Roman Empire with this paragraph:

Garlemald is loosely based on ancient Rome. In particular, the ranking system of the Garlean army is similar to the Roman Empire's chain of command, including units such as optios and centaurios. The XIVth Imperial Legion is inspired by the Legio XIV Gemina, the legion of the Roman Empire levied by Gaius Julius Caesar in 57 B.C., its leader even being named Gaius van Baelsar. Other prominent Garleans are also named after Romans from Caesarian times: Livia sas Junius was named after Livia Drusilla, the wife of Emperor Augustus, because both Livias were adopted into noble families; Nero tol Scaeva was named after Emperor Nero and Marcus Cassius Scaeva, a centurion in Julius Caesar's army.

I have no idea what the Illuminati has to do with ancient Rome so not gonna try to fit it into that. But my point still stands; the idea of how the allusion works is just much easier to follow. Cat (meowhunt)

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