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Elric Timeline

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:41 pm
by Big Orc
Is there a timeline anywhere that can be used as a standard? In the Elric CRB there is a negative timeline from the destruction of the Young Kingdoms and some of the source books give dates but without any reference points. Any help would be appreciated.

Re: Elric Timeline

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 pm
by Matt_H
you could try searching around
multiverse.org archives.
There are lots of references to both Elric's and the Young Kingdoms history.

Re: Elric Timeline

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:50 am
by Olaus Petrus
I would just use the one in the Elric core rules, because Moorcokc doesn't usually give exact dates. Chaosium's Stormbringer books give similar time line and their Atlas of the Young Kingdoms gives more detailed time lines for kingdoms of the Northern Continent around the time of Elric (although the book isn't 100% compatible with Mongoose's Elric material).

Personally I wouldn't worry too much about the timeline. My own campaign started from the last years of Emperor Sadric LXXXVI, so that the possibility of comign doom doesn't interfere too much with the campaign. In general, while I occasionally like to use Moorcock's characters like Jhary-a-Conel, Philander Groot or Klosterheim*, I like to keep events of the Elric saga in background and I don't want to make players as part of Elric's doomed quest.

*So far I have used Philander Groot only in Mittelmarch adventure (which was based on "The War Hound and the World's Pain" by Michael Moorcock) which my regular Elric players played with different characters. Klosterheim I have used in both Young Kingdoms and Mittelmarch settings, although his incarnations were quite different.

Re: Elric Timeline

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:49 am
by havercake lad
I've written a quite extensive one, using just about every piece of reference material available. I can post a copy if someone sends me a home email address.
John