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    Calendar and Ages

    Hi all-

    I was reading the Ruins of Empire book last night, and came across something odd.

    The Gorgon is stated to be a 2000 year-old creature. However, the Battle of Deismaar was only 1524 years ago (default start date for the setting is 1524 HC).

    In addition, the last paragraph of the `Anuirean Book of Days' section in the same book says something similar. To paraphrase- `it's nearly 2000 years since the gods sacrificed themselves... current year is 1524 HC'.

    Something is amiss here.


    -Fizz

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    It's probably a rhetorical device used by the authors, rather than an actual contradiction in the text.

    I just used the 1524HC figure as what sages and historians know from their studies, and the vaguer "two thousand years" as the folkloric record known to the commoners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosssmiley
    It's probably a rhetorical device used by the authors, rather than an actual contradiction in the text.

    I just used the 1524HC figure as what sages and historians know from their studies, and the vaguer "two thousand years" as the folkloric record known to the commoners.
    It could be. I just wonder because the Gorgon being 2000 years old is mentioned in a number of places. I recall one such line describing the Gorgon (paraphrasing) "... like only a 2000+ year old being can...".

    Wanted to make sure i wasn't missing something.


    -Fizz

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    In a message, Fizz writes:

    << The Gorgon is stated to be a 2000 year-old creature. However, the Battle
    of Deismaar was only 1524 years ago (default start date for the setting is
    1524 HC).

    In addition, the last paragraph of the `Anuirean Book of Days` section in
    the same book says something similar. To paraphrase- `it`s nearly 2000 years
    since the gods sacrificed themselves... current year is 1524 HC`. >>

    Rounding error. Cerilian mathematics isn`t very advanced. ;-)

    Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee
    In a message, Fizz writes:

    << The Gorgon is stated to be a 2000 year-old creature. However, the Battle
    of Deismaar was only 1524 years ago (default start date for the setting is
    1524 HC).

    In addition, the last paragraph of the `Anuirean Book of Days` section in
    the same book says something similar. To paraphrase- `it`s nearly 2000 years
    since the gods sacrificed themselves... current year is 1524 HC`. >>

    Rounding error. Cerilian mathematics isn`t very advanced. ;-)

    Lee.
    Nah, they just round in millenia; after all, standard rounding expects you to round 5s to the closest even number, unlike the "non-scientific" rounding that rounds 5s up.

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