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Aria

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Fourth Age Timeline
« on: (08:00:30/10-11-17) »
According to the SR Wiki the Fourth age ended on August 13 3113BC... but does anyone have an approximate timescale from the emerging from the kaers to this point?  Is a couple of decades, centuries??  I'm running a game for immortals spanning the fourth, fifth and sixth worlds and it would be nice to stick to canon where possible.

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Re: Fourth Age Timeline
« Reply #1 on: (10:02:35/10-11-17) »
It is more like two millennia as every "world" lasts approximately 5200 years and the scourge takes place at the height of the cycle ca. halfway through a cycle.
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Re: Fourth Age Timeline
« Reply #2 on: (15:46:34/10-11-17) »
Here is a graph:

https://shadowhelix.de/Datei:Graphik_Earthdawn_Shadowrun_Zeitstrahl_Mananiveau_2.png

The justification behind it is detailed here, but only in German. As Rosa says basically it's 2000 - 1.5 * 5200 + 200. (200 years Scourge past the peak, could be 100.) So from -5600 to -3100 or half a world length of 2500 years.

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Re: Fourth Age Timeline
« Reply #3 on: (07:50:41/10-12-17) »
Ok, I guess it depends on how long the scourge lasted... I vaguely recall it was more than a few generations, and with long lived races like elves and dwarfs to consider that would put the ED line on that graph a little nearer the end of the cycle wouldn't it?

EDIT: Dug out my copy of Earthdawn, apparently the scourge lasted approx. 400 years from 1008 to 1420 in the Throalic calendar so as has been pointed out in other threads, the appearance of the Horrors in SR (not that they have exactly) is ridiculously early, but that's the beauty of mass scale blood magic I guess  ;D
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Re: Fourth Age Timeline
« Reply #4 on: (09:28:33/10-12-17) »
400 years and the Scourge ended early. It was actually projected to last 600 years, a number one can also get from Harlequin's Back. So one way of reading this is 300 years till the peak of the cycle another 100 years and the mana level stabilises. In any case the Scourge is measured in centuries.

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Re: Fourth Age Timeline
« Reply #5 on: (10:00:55/10-12-17) »
400 years and the Scourge ended early. It was actually projected to last 600 years, a number one can also get from Harlequin's Back. So one way of reading this is 300 years till the peak of the cycle another 100 years and the mana level stabilises. In any case the Scourge is measured in centuries.
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