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Information icon This template employs some extremely complicated or esoteric features of template syntax.
Please do not attempt to alter it unless you are certain that you understand the setup and are prepared to repair/revert any consequent collateral damage if the results are unexpected. Any experiments should be conducted in the sandbox or your user space.

Use this template on any page representing a year in Forgotten Realms history. It is designed to provide quick links to five years in the immediate past and future. In the case where there are entries for every year, it will automatically provide these links, but for situations where there are not entries for each year (such as long in the past when nothing notable happened in many individual years), manual overrides can be provided to give the five closest past and future years with events to note.

Basic Usage

You must include the year on the template, despite the year number being in the article title. You should provide the year in Dale Reckoning. Don't include the "DR" in the year—only the number is necessary.

{{Yearbox
|age=The Present Age
|year=1370
}}

This will produce:

In the above example, the 'age' parameter is optional. If it is omitted, it will simply not be displayed. Please see the Ages category for a list of suitable age names. It is important to give a valid age name if one is provided, because the template will provide a link to the article about that age.

Overriding Years

When the five immediate past or future years with notable events are not consecutive, you will need to provide manual overrides. Luckily this is not complicated, as in this example.

{{Yearbox
|age=Crown Wars
|year=-11400
|yp1=-11500
|yp2=-11600
|yp3=-11700
|yp4=-11800
|yp5=-12000
|yf1=-11300
|yf2=-11200
|yf3=-11003
|yf4=-11000
|yf5=-10900
}}

This will produce:

For years that will not have articles written for them (basically, those before the "beginning of time" in the Forgotten Realms), you may specify a dash and it will be replaced by an em-dash as a placeholder.

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