Timeline of Important Events
I’m not going to add anything here, but I encourage you guys to since I’m actually paying attention to the date now.
The current date, though, is 1404 DR. DR, or Dale Reckoning, is the standard year system used for Faerun, but as far as your characters know, not much further. A really basic History check will tell you that it is taken from the Year of Sunrise, when the Standing Stone was raised by the elves of Cormanthyr 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).
Floyd you might also be familiar with Present Reckoning (PR) which is used a lot by important scholors, which dates back to something called the Time of Troubles as year 0 which I WILL DEFINATELY require a History check about, but it is currently 46 PR. FR is more popular in the Feywild, however, although most planes have their own track of times so most of it becomes relative to each other at that point.