Nonograms Katana Wiki

This page is a general guide for editors and contributors of this wiki. These guidelines should be accepted and followed by all editors. None of the pages are protected so everyone can edit. As long as you edit in good faith, you can't do anything wrong. All edits can be reverted.


This wiki is in English. Please write in English to your best extend. Grammar can be corrected later by others and should not be a barrier to entry.

Page formatting

Every page should have at least one or two sentences at the top, which sum up the whole page and at least one picture under that. If a page has an established format, please follow it. Pages for buildings have a table of upgrade costs for every level. Pages for items are still in the making.


This wiki is mainly (~75%) used by mobile users, therefore it makes sense to optimize for mobile users. After a major edit was made it is recommended to see how it looks on a mobile device (phone). The main problem are wide tables on mobile i.e. tables with a lot of columns. The problem with wide tables is that images in those tables get shrunk to the smallest width of that column. Therefore it is recommended to reduce the number of columns or to avoid tables in general (at least those with pictures). The other problem is JavaScript on mobile. Most mobile browsers support JavaScript, but Fandom does not. While features like image maps and levelling calculators are great on desktop it is recommended to add an alternative to those features. Where styling might be an issue for desktop or mobile you can use a trick in Source editor to hide the unwanted parts on desktop or mobile and replacing them with others. Use the following:

<div style="display:none"> <!-- For mobile users. -->
//text here will be displayed only to mobile users
<div class="hidden"> <!-- For desktop users. -->
//text here will be displayed only to desktop users


Not every word that has a page should have a link. Do not link words to the same page name they're on (example: do not link "Food Stall" on page "Food Stall"), unless you link it to a section. It's recommended to only link the first appearence of a word with a page. Too much linking hurts user experience so be responsible with linking and think if a word really needs a link.

Links are made by highlighting a word then pressing ctrl+K or clicking on the "Link" icon in Visual Editor and selecting the appropriate page. Linking to a section (heading or subheading) on a page can be done in Source Editor by writing [[page_title#page_section|displayed_text]]. Linking the word "character - skills" to page Character, heading Skills: [[Character#Skills|character - skills]]. Linking to a subheading in Source Editor: [[Quests#Chapter_II_:_Smuggler.27s_map|Shogun's Katana Chapter II]].

Level vs. lvl. vs L

When "level" is followed by a number use "lvl." instead.
For buildings, skills, Treasure maps and Treasure map fragments use "lvl.".
When referring to guild/character level use "level".
Also use "character level" instead of "guild level" so it doesn't get confused with Guild (building).

Uppercase and lowercase words

Every word should be written with matching uppercase and lowercase letter as it is written in-game. Here's the whole list (unless I missed some) - do not link them here:

  • tabs:
    • Territory
    • Mosaic (when referring to the tab or page)
    • Warehouse
    • Artifacts (when referring to the tab or page)
    • Craftifacts (when referring to the tab or page)
    • Quests (when referring to the tab or page)
    • Expedition (when referring to the tab or page)
    • Office
    • Shop (the tab)
    • Bourse
    • Caldron
    • Hall of Fame
    • Character (when referring to the tab or page)
    • Other (when referring to the tab or page)
  • buildings:
    • Guild (building)
    • Gong
    • Warehouse
    • Shop (building)
    • Alchemist's Hut
    • Coffee Bonsai
    • Onsen
    • Workshop
    • Smithy
    • Furnace
    • Pagoda
    • Tailor
    • Food Stall
    • Lumber Mill
    • Garden
    • Rock Garden
    • Outpost
    • Caravan (when referring to building or page)
      • caravan (when referring to the camel)
      • caravan missions (when referring to sending the caravan to cities)
    • Bridge
    • Pier
    • Ship (when referring to the building or page)
      • ship (when referring to the vehicle that sail to seas)
      • ship expedition (when referring to when the ship goes on a journey)
  • items:
    • Coin
    • Dinar
    • Ruby
    • Elixir of insight
    • Fan
    • Arrows
    • Katana
    • Shuriken
    • Spikes (Makibishi) - can be written as just Spikes
    • Boomerang
    • Petard
    • Bomb (Horoku) - can be written as just Bomb
    • Firework
    • Mortar
    • Kimono
    • Ninja suit
    • Samurai armor
    • Battering ram (Kikkosha) - can be written as just Battering ram
    • Anchor
    • Wood
    • Wooden beam
    • Wooden plank
    • Stone
    • Steel
    • Charcoal
    • Gunpowder
    • Iron sand
    • Chemicals
    • Paper
    • Silk
    • Glass
    • Gold ingot
    • Treasure
    • Pearl
    • Coffee beans
    • Spices
    • Dates
    • Olive oil
    • Honey
    • Salmon
    • Tuna
    • Sushi
    • Ramen
    • Curry
    • Cup of coffee
    • Date cake
    • Treasure map fragment lvl. 1
    • Treasure map fragment lvl. 2
    • Treasure map fragment lvl. 3
    • Treasure map fragment lvl. 4
    • Treasure map lvl. 1
    • Treasure map lvl. 2
    • Treasure map lvl. 3
    • Treasure map lvl. 4
    • Smuggler's map Chapter III
    • Smuggler's map Chapter IV
    • Smuggler's map Chapter V
  • ship expedition types:
    • Trading
    • Exploring
    • Fishing
    • Prospecting
    • Patrolling
    • Spicy Odyssey
  • character classes:
    • Rookie
    • Warrior
    • Wizard
    • Rouge
    • Monk
    • Geologist
    • Archaeologist
    • Samurai
    • Ninja
    • Adventurer
    • Scientist
    • Zen Master
  • character skills:
    • Logistician
    • Weapon Collector
    • Treasure Hunter
    • Athlete
    • Antiquarian
    • Intellectual
    • Gardener
    • Rock Garden Contemplator
    • Carpenter
    • Metallurgist
    • Mechanic
    • Blacksmith
    • Alchemist
    • Boatswain
    • Cameleer
  • Haruka - skills (sometimes also called expedition skills):
    • Navigator
    • Cartographer
    • Initiative
    • Economist
    • Some more coffee!
  • artifacts (when NOT referring to the tab or page):
    • Backpack
    • Axe
    • Pickaxe
    • Torch
    • Magnifier
    • Scarab
    • Maneki-Neko
    • Pirate's compass
    • Oil lamp
    • Porcelain vase
    • Eye of Horus
    • Hannya mask
    • Templar helm
    • Turquoise skull
    • Dancing Shiva
    • Pirate hat
    • Ship in a bottle
    • Black pearl
    • Shogun's mortar (Sho-gun) - can be written as just Shogun's mortar
    • Shogun's katana
    • Ship in a bottle
  • craftifacts (when NOT referring to the tab or page):
    • Hotei statuette
    • Necklace for Haruka
    • Guild codex
    • Guild banner
    • Guild supplies
  • quests (when referring to more than one quest):
    • Puzzle of the Day
    • WANTED - can be written as Wanted
    • Mosaic quest (when referring to the quest)
    • Build the Guild
    • Build the Pagoda
    • Shogun's Katana
    • Spicy Odyssey
  • achievements (when referring to more than one achievement; use Achievements when referring to the page or tab in app):
    • I Know the Rules
    • 5x5 Expert
    • Smile in Color
    • Amateur
    • Professional
    • Master
    • 50 Nonograms
    • 100 Nonograms
    • 500 Nonograms
    • 100 Colors
    • Step by Step
    • Terminator
    • The Gamer
    • Katana Master
    • Kabuki Actor
    • Dream Came True
    • Veteran of 1000
    • 700 User Nonograms
    • 2000 User Nonograms
    • Anime Fan
    • Cat Lover
    • Dragon Hunter
    • Sunset Watcher
    • Major Tom
    • Admirer of Japanese Culture
    • Pirate!
    • Minimalist
    • Maximalist
    • Truth Seeker
    • Adept
    • Bachelor
    • Magister
    • Professor
    • Academician
    • Laureate
    • Level 10: Scout
    • Level 30: Explorer
    • Level 50: Guild Master
    • Level 80: Enlightened
    • Knowledge is Power
    • New Home
    • Construction is in Full Swing
    • The Last Brick
    • The First Mosaic
    • The Last Mosaic
    • The Templar Gold
    • Montezuma's Treasure
    • Pharaoh's Tomb
    • Blackbeard's Treasure
    • A Month Later...
    • Bounty Hunter
    • Fan
    • Arrows
    • Charcoal
    • Wooden beam
    • Steel
    • Gunpowder
    • Katana
    • Bomb (Horoku)
    • Battering ram (Kikkosha)
    • Great Traveler
    • Coffee Tycoon
    • Sea Wolf
    • Personal Museum
  • Other:
    • Mosaic (Fragment)
    • mosaic (when NOT referring to the tab, page or quest)
    • cooking
    • Charity
    • character level
    • experience points
    • expedition (when NOT referring to the tab or page)
    • bugle (Bugle.png)
    • "sack" (Sack.png)
    • Nonograms Katana
    • firework(s) (when referring to the fireworks seen in Territory when completing the Festival quest or through Alchemist's Hut)

You do not have to remember the whole list, but do remember that buildings start with an uppercase letter in both words and items only have an uppercase letter on the first word. If you see any of these words written wrong, please correct them. This list is also meant as a "one-pager", when in doubt you have somewhere to look. The words written with a question mark are words that might not be written that way in game and need proofing.


Times should be written in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
When writing time in hours, minutes and seconds use this format: 12h 34m 56s.

Uploading images for items

When uploading images for items please follow this:

  • .png files
  • size doesn't matter, as long as it's a square (50x50px, 75x75px, 120x120px, etc.) - higher the quality the better
  • dark brown background (screenshot when in Warehouse section (not the building) - you have to own the item; screenshots of items acquired from levelling up or solving nonograms are even better)

If you don't want to edit the screenshot, please upload the whole screenshot instead.

We currently have images of all items, but feel free to upload an image with better quality.

Uploading images: "Explore" > "Images" > "Add new image" (top right corner). Then you drag and drop the desired file and press "Upload file".

Uploading solved nonograms

Follow the example on Black-and-White Nonograms#10x10.
Images should be added to the wiki by screenshotting solved nonograms (after you solve a nonogram, exit and then click it again). Images should be cropped so that the black border line of the number bars are also visible. The name of the cropped image should contain "category", "subcategory" and "name_of_the_nonogram" (example: Black-and-White Nonograms, 10x10, Cherries.png). Preferably .png format.
Pages should be edited by inserting a gallery under subcategory title and then add all images in the same order as the app. Caption of the image should be "category", "subcategory", "name_of_the_nonogram" (example: Black-and-White Nonograms, 10x10, Cherries) as this makes the image searchable.

Questions should be directed at Administrators.

Commenting on edits is recommended.