The Essential Paradise is a sort of fantasy-realm 'bible', compiled and edited by Jonnie Comet and Colin Bunge, containing pertinent details, diagrams, maps and illustrations necessary to keep cohesion and consistency in storyline details about The British Paradise Islands.
The British Paradise Islands Wikia presence is based on this sourcebook, having many pages coming directly from the original manuscripts and drawings author Comet has maintained since the 1970s.
A master calendar of fixed fiction events also exists, though frequently subject to change (largely through additions, not alternations).
The following topics in the online presence are organised according to printed editions of The Essential Paradise'.
- geographical details, maps, flora & fauna, sociopolitical history
- law & order, public services & utilities, governmental structure, population, commerce & tourism, land-use policy
- road network, driving matters, public transport & schedules, vehicles including ferries and air service
- school data, student schedules, curricula, enrolment
- localspeak, theatre & music, sport, recreation, standards of dress
- as peculiar to story arcs, family, locality, association with others, including illustrations
- data, maps, history of Cavaliere family home in BPI, including yachts & cars
- game premise, known rules, weaponry and other accoutrement, team rosters
9. Specific homes, buildings and other structuresEdit
- illustrations and plans of houses, schools, etc. (other than Camelot)
Introduction: insight into core Paradisian concepts as originally conceived, and subsequently developed, by principal author Jonnie Comet and others
Two Paradises: explanation of the two domains within the fantasy/fiction realm (vital for interested contributors!)
The Stories: key works of fiction, including the originating novels and novellae, with literary apology (explanation) and constructive detail
Common themes: explanation of literary tropes, or themes, typical of Paradise-based fiction, verse and essays