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Ah, I forgot about the dating. Does Abeir have its own dating system? If so, [[User:BadCatMan|BadCatMan]] created a nice solution e.g. at [[Veridon]], that gives both the "native" dating system for flair and the "DR" year for comparability.
 
Ah, I forgot about the dating. Does Abeir have its own dating system? If so, [[User:BadCatMan|BadCatMan]] created a nice solution e.g. at [[Veridon]], that gives both the "native" dating system for flair and the "DR" year for comparability.
 
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Given the crossovers between Abeir and Toril, at say its creation, the Spellplague, and eventual returns (what a mess) I think it would be necessary to simply have Abeir on the same timeline as Toril and using the same Roll of Years. We can simply treat it as another setting like Kara-Tur or Zakhara.
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And, although we don't divide by time and edition, I think dividing by planet is worthwhile to avoid confusion or save disinterested readers the confusion. An "On Abeir" heading would be perfect. In a lot of years, distinguishing by event is getting to be a PITA anyway, so it's not something to stick closely to.
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I've found a few dragon magazines that have enough information to create a small timeline of Abeir. My doubts are, should we create an article for this (like the one of the First Flowering? Or just add the years to the Roll of Years?

If we go the second option, I guess we need to create a way to differentiate events that happened on Abeir of those that happened on Toril.

Also, should we record the timeline using Dalereckoning?

Zeromaru X 13:18, January 27, 2017 (UTC)


In my opinion, having both would be ideal! As a reader I would like to see Abeiran events appear in the roll of years, but an overview in one place would also be nice.

The easiest way to distinguish Abeiran events from others would just to mention in the text that it happened there. Or, if we want it clearer, we could start the event with "On Abeir:", or just "On Abeir, ...", as e.g. -930 DR starts with "In Kara-Tur, the Black Leopard Cult..."

If we want an even stronger distinction, we could create an "on Abeir" header, comparable to the "in conflicts", "in deities", etc. headers. That has the disadvantage however, that we loose the usual distinction into different kinds of events, but as naturally much fewer Abeiran events are to be expected, that might not be a big problem.

Daranios (talk) 21:08, January 31, 2017 (UTC)


Ah, I forgot about the dating. Does Abeir have its own dating system? If so, BadCatMan created a nice solution e.g. at Veridon, that gives both the "native" dating system for flair and the "DR" year for comparability.

Daranios (talk) 19:30, February 1, 2017 (UTC)


Thank you. :)

Given the crossovers between Abeir and Toril, at say its creation, the Spellplague, and eventual returns (what a mess) I think it would be necessary to simply have Abeir on the same timeline as Toril and using the same Roll of Years. We can simply treat it as another setting like Kara-Tur or Zakhara.

And, although we don't divide by time and edition, I think dividing by planet is worthwhile to avoid confusion or save disinterested readers the confusion. An "On Abeir" heading would be perfect. In a lot of years, distinguishing by event is getting to be a PITA anyway, so it's not something to stick closely to.

— BadCatMan (talk) 01:14, February 2, 2017 (UTC)
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