What follows is a list of current clack entries for Cormyr, starting in the year 1479 DR.
Like anything else I write, the entries aren’t terribly concerned with canon Realmslore, which is a fancy way of saying that if an entry conflicts with something that happened in a Realms novel or sourcebook, who cares? Those books exist to serve the reader, not the other way around, and the good ones provide plenty of inspiration and material for generating ideas for projects like this one.
Current Clack, in case you’re not familiar with it, is all the news, rumor and gossip one might hear “from up the road,” as told by just arrived merchants looking to sell their wares, adventurers returning from a foray into a dungeon, noble’s servants attempting to clear the way for the arrival of their master, priests delivering parcels from one city to the next (something that happens a lot in the Realms), mercenaries returning from a battle, bards trading information for food and drink, farmers scared out of their homes by a low-flying dragon that glided to within a claw’s reach of their cottage, and locals retelling something they heard from any of the above persons.
For the DM, Current Clack allows for the integration of adventure hooks, rumors, hints, and story ideas into the everyday hustle and bustle of life in the Realms, which helps players to immerse themselves in the setting and to get a sense of events unfolding around them.
1479 DR, Year of the Ageless One
1480 DR, Year of Deep Water Drifting
1481 DR, Year of the Grinning Halfling
1482 DR, Year of the Narthex Murders
1483 DR, Year of the Tasked Weasel
1484 DR, Year of the Awakened Sleepers
1485 DR, Year of the Iron Dwarf’s Vengeance
1486 DR, Year of the Nether Mountain Scrolls
1487 DR, Year of the Rune Lords Triumphant
1488 DR, Year of Dwarvenkind Reborn
1489 DR, Year of the Warrior Princess