We are busy adapting the old 5th Edition campaign set 'Idol of Gork' to play in 8th edition and having fantastic fun (http://ubersreik.blogspot.com.au/sea...Gork%20Project).
What I'm keen to know is when in Warhammer history, and whereabouts in the Border Princes, the campaign is meant to be set. I know these details are probably kept deliberately vague so can fit in flexibly, and that the Border Princes are in a constant state of change - and I would change them anyway to suit our story purposes. But for the fun of it I'm interested in people's 'best guess' as to the 'when' (in Imperial history) and 'where' (in the Border Princes) the events are set.
In terms of the 'when', here is what I've come up with so far. The book describes two 'histories' which record the events described in the Idol of Gork box:
The first is included in a history of the College of Bright Magic. So one would think that the events were set after the foundations of the Colleges of Magic after the Great War Against Chaos - and presumably some time thereafter for the Bright Magic college to have a history to write about!
The second history detailing the campaign doesn't tell us much except that the history itself is written 100 years after the events. So, assuming the history is written at LATEST in the 'current' Warhammer year of 2522, it must have taken place some time before 2422?
In terms of the 'where', I noticed that in the campaign map of the Border Princes which comes with the 'General's Compendium' (7th Edition?) there is an 'Ironclaw Orc' camp marked, and the Ironclaw orcs feature in the campaign so I'd Rutgarberg (the Empire settlement in the region) was located either in this region or nearby.
Anyway, if any of you Warhammer History gurus or veterans of the old Idol of Gork campaign have any thoughts to add I'd love to hear them!