Modrons (and March) mentioned in Out Of The Abyss

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Modrons (and March) mentioned in Out Of The Abyss

Perusing my copy of Out Of The Abyss - the new 5th edition adventure where eight Abyssal Lords are summoned to Toril's Underdark to wreck havoc - I was pleased to find several references to Modrons, including several Modron NPCs. (One is a Chaotic Neutral Rogue who shouts "DOWN WITH PRIMUS!") Anyway, the adventure - set in 1486 DR, Toril time - features some Modrons who got lost in the last Modron March. The book claims this march took place about two hundred years earlier, which by my calculations would be 1286 DR. Anybody know what year this would translate to in Sigil? I'm wondering if we can use this to place the March sent out by Tenebrous/Orcus... or if this is an earlier march?

(P.S. stats for eight Demon Lords also appear in this book; Baphomet, Demogorgon, Orcus, Graz'zt, Jubliex, Yeenough, Zugtomoy and Fraz-Ur'blu... authough they neglected to give Fraz his signature "summon other demon lord" ability, curses!)

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Eh, did some checking/math

Eh, did some checking/math myself last night, and it would put the March in question around the 45th year of the reign of Factol Hashkar... but note that the book says "OVER two hundred years ago" not "ABOUT" as I posted above. Some other sites timelines put a Modron March at Hashkar 25, which jives with "OVER two hundred years ago", assuming that the false March instigated by Tenebrous/Orcus is discounted and that the Modrons ignored it and went back to their prior schedule of Marches...

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Question: What year in the

Question: What year in the reign of Factol Hashkar do the events of the adventure "The Great Modron March" take place in? Or at least, what year is it when the March begins - I know that how long it takes for it to end is variable. The book came out in 1997, and I know some basher here wrote a timeline somewhere matching real-world publication dates for Planescape products with the in-game timeline (probably Clueless). Naturally, I can't FIND it... Help, anyone?

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Could it be Hashkar 129? The

Could it be Hashkar 129? The "Faction War" book came out 1998, which was set in Hashkar 130, so am I right in thinking that "The Great Modron March" should be placed the previous year? I'm trying to calculate when the last LEGITIMATE March took place before Orcus/Tenebrous messed up the Modrons' schedule. The back of the book says that the march wasn't due for another 189 years...

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It's 129th. But I'm not sure

It's 129th. But I'm not sure how Sigil's years and those of Prime spheres should be the same.

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Thanks, Rolro! Before WOTC

Thanks, Rolro! Before WOTC went and bumped the Forgotten Realms campaign setting 100+ years into the future, dates on the various Prime material worlds (Oerth, Toril, etc.) and dates in Sigil could actually be correlated pretty darn well, so that you could figure out which Prime events happened in what Sigil year. There were only a few questionable events that didn't fit nicely into a unified calendar... several posters on the Net made quite nice timelines depicting how the events in the various campaign settings "fit together".

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Keep in mind that the March

Keep in mind that the March spanned over a wide time period; marching around the entire ring is going to take a significant amount of time, even if they grabbed some shortcuts here and there. In my own timeline I have it as spanning from mid 127 to some time around late 128/early 129.