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Dalereckoning (DR) is a year numbering system in Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Dalereckoning uses the Calendar of Harptos to define the years. It is taken from the Year of Sunrise, when the Standing Stone was raised by the elves of Cormanthor and the human Dalesfolk. Since this time, humans were permitted by the Elven Court to settle in the more open regions of the forests.
In some texts, primarily those which do not have direct ties to Dales history, Dalereckoning is called Freeman's Reckoning (FR). The calendar is widely used in Faerûn, but has not spread beyond its shores. Dalereckoning is the most common year measurement and is used in all of the Forgotten Realms sourcebooks. In conjunction with the names of the years given by the prophet Auguthra the Mad, that gives years names. Dalereckoning is used mainly in the Western Heartlands, Sword Coast and central and north Faerûn areas.
The campaign date of the Forgotten Realms according to the updates of the Player's Guide to Faerûn is 1373 DR — as of the real-world year of 2004.
- Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb (1996). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting. (2e) TSR. ISBN 1-56076-617-4.
- Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (3.5e) Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
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