D&D 5E How recent was the War of the Silver Marches?

BMaC

Adventurer
As regards 'current' Realm chronology, when did this war occur? Could there be human veterans of it knocking around?
 

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Irennan

Explorer
If you mean the one told in the latest Drizzt books, it's extremely recent. Like a few years before the current date (which is 1490+ DR)
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
The War of the Silver Marches ended in 1486 according to the SCAG: "...in early 1486, the tide turned against the orcs in the North, and by the end of the year their armies were broken and scattered" (p. 17).

Most published adventures take place in the late 1480's. Storm King's Thunder, for example, "isn't set at a specific time but is assume to take place sometime after 1485."

So, yes, there will be plenty of veterans from the war in the present time period.
 

My character in SKT is a vet of the War of the Silver Marches. He's a Zhent only because they lent him money to ransom other members of his family captured during the war and now he has to pay them back.
 

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