“Main agents” are the primary agents the creator is following at the time. “Supporting agents” are those that are related to the main agent and connected through through (AG) agent’s Related Entities and their specific and unique (TS) tour stops. Supporting agents may be main agents from other vantage points, and the data model will likely appear differently as you toggle between entities.

Creation Pages and Public-Facing Introductions and Bios

AG “General Notes:”

In the agent creation page, all agents need bios, whether they’re well known or nothing is known about them. If absolutely nothing is known about them, (e.g., they are nameless waiting staff, guides, slaves, etc.), include all the relevant information possible about them, especially in lieu of a name, (e.g., “this person waited on/guided the main agent,” “They had dark hair,” etc.). We are working to amend this and bring especially unpaid/underpaid labor to the forefront. You might also include some notes about their role in “Agent Life Role Set” notes section.

If little is known about the supporting agent, narrativize what little you know. In many cases, you would use what little you can find on Wikipedia (birth/death date, her position/station, etc.). Avoid mentioning family ties, as you might have to create them as agents. Also, those family ties are probably irrelevant because they were not there. (If those people were indeed there, you would create an agent for them.) Include as much relevant information about them as you can.

If much is known about the supporting agent, such as the main agent is a famous king or someone similar, you would put the most relevant details.

Louis Philippe was king of France from 1830-1848 during the July Monarchy. He ultimately abdicated and lived in exile in England. He was the son of Louis Philippe II, but he is known as Louis Philippe I.

This lists the most relevant points about this king, as well as a discrepancy in his name.

(T) Tour “Introduction”

For the actual Tour creation Introduction, you can write all the relevant information to that supporting agent. Note that in the (T) tour creation page, the Introduction, at this time, is not public-facing. Keep the introduction neat and error-free, but know that at this time, it is not public-facing.

(TS) Tour Stop “Introduction”

Similar to the (A) agent creation page, the (TS) tour stop “Introduction” in the tour stop creation page should always contain information relevant to that unique tour stop for each agent. Much of the TS introduction for the supporting agent can be copy/pasted in the supporting agent’s TS, but the information should be rearranged to forefront the supporting agent in their own TS.

For example:

Lady Mary Montagu is the main agent.
Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen is the supporting agent.

LMWM’s TS introduction:

The Montagus arrived late in the night and stayed with the Duchess, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, who was enthralled with Lady Montagu’s company. Lady Montagu attended the opera inside the royal residence. Though she had plans to attend the Herrenhäusen Gardens, the winter weather did not permit her.

PCLO-O’s TS would then be a combination of what the creator can find on Wikipedia or other sources as well as perhaps the unique note,

According to Lady Montagu, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen was enthralled with Lady Montagu’s company, and they attended the opera hosted at their estate.

Additional notes:

Sometimes it is possible to discern the Cultural Context of an agent by their title, (e.g., Marchese, effendi, etc.).