After the Scourge

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Jaracove
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After the Scourge

Postby Jaracove » Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:22 pm

I realise it can be flexible but officially, how many years have passed since the Scourge?

I'm sure one of the core rulebooks mention it but I can't remember

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Tattered Rags
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Re: After the Scourge

Postby Tattered Rags » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:38 pm

Present day is 1517 TH, as per the 4ed GMG page 39. Throal opened its gates in 1420 TH. Thera sealed its gates in 1008 and Throal did the same in 1050.

Thera sealing their gates is marked as the official beginning of the Scourge (4ed GMG pg. 24). So, 509 years since the Scourge began.

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Re: After the Scourge

Postby etherial » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:38 pm

Jaracove wrote:I realise it can be flexible but officially, how many years have passed since the Scourge?

I'm sure one of the core rulebooks mention it but I can't remember


From ED4GMG:
1409 TH: First Throalic scouting party heads outside.
1415 TH: Elemental clocks stop moving for some unknown reason, indicating the magic level has stabilized.
1418 TH: The Earthdawn vanishes without a trace during its second voyage.
1420 TH: Throal opens its gates.

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Re: After the Scourge

Postby Jaracove » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:56 pm

Thanks for the that

Sorry I should have been more precise. When the pcs venture out, how long is it since the Scourge ended, or, how long has life been getting back to normal?

I think I read somewhere it was about 50 years

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Re: After the Scourge

Postby etherial » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:58 pm

Jaracove wrote:Thanks for the that

Sorry I should have been more precise. When the pcs venture out, how long is it since the Scourge ended, or, how long has life been getting back to normal?

I think I read somewhere it was about 50 years


The answer to your question depends on where and when you're talking about. ED4 defaults to 1517 T.H., nearly a century after Throal opened its gates. Other Kaers may still be sealed at that time.

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Re: After the Scourge

Postby Jaracove » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:14 pm

Thanks Etherial


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