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Zevrant Bapt said:
Sepulchre said:
Funnily enough, if you divide 6170 by 5, that actually comes out to 1234.. So, does that mean the average expected lifespan of an Ilujankan is 1,234 years?


Makes me wonder if Sharrigans exact quote is not accurate, but just shortened for the sake of ease. Her quote is "I am also Hannibus's great, great, great, erm... great granddaughter."
That 'erm...' could mean that she doesn't know how long ago exactly and just leaves it at that.
But that just makes everything even more vague and creates more questions.



So I thought I'd step in here and help out a bit. The "erm" here does indeed represent several "greats", simply because I thought the dialogue would be immeasurably tedious with an accurate representation.

The average unaltered lifespan of an Illujanka is intended to not be incredibly long. I believe Mod Osborne and I agreed it to be roughly similar to the human lifespan, give or take a decade or two (it's been a while since I wrote them, so I may be off a bit here). They are certainly not intended to be another 1000+ lifespan race.

The Illujanka have been in MASSIVE decline since Hannibus left them. We didn't want another completely dead race, but the Illujanka people have gone from a blustering populated world and are now a single city. They are on the cusp of complete extinction, if there is to be hope, it will need to be very soon...

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16-May-2016 10:07:40

Zevrant Bapt

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Interesting.
Depending on human lifespan, a healthy strong human could live to 100, but there are way too many variants, so I'll just use 100 as a simple example.
Then Ilujan*a, within a couple decade difference could live to 80-120 years old.

Assuming Hannibus to have been gone from Iaia for 6170 years

Of course there are references in game to Ilujan*a having a certain age where they are no longer able to produce children anyway.
Even assuming that Ilujan*a can have children at 60 and each Ilujan*a throughout the years having a child at that age puts Vindicta surviving throughout 100 generations of Ilujan*a.
Chances are though that Ilujan*a birth occured in younger than 60 year old Ilujan*a.

Vindicta has essentially, in slowed time, survived throughout 100-200 generations of Ilujan*a.

Note that the example ages are just for a way to understand just how long Vindicta has been alive for in terms of Ilujan*a lifespans. I'm not saying that Ilujan*a definitely live to between 80-120 years.
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16-May-2016 10:21:37 - Last edited on 16-May-2016 10:28:52 by Zevrant Bapt

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Mod Raven said:
Zevrant Bapt said:
Sepulchre said:
Funnily enough, if you divide 6170 by 5, that actually comes out to 1234.. So, does that mean the average expected lifespan of an Ilujankan is 1,234 years?


Makes me wonder if Sharrigans exact quote is not accurate, but just shortened for the sake of ease. Her quote is "I am also Hannibus's great, great, great, erm... great granddaughter."
That 'erm...' could mean that she doesn't know how long ago exactly and just leaves it at that.
But that just makes everything even more vague and creates more questions.



So I thought I'd step in here and help out a bit. The "erm" here does indeed represent several "greats", simply because I thought the dialogue would be immeasurably tedious with an accurate representation.

The average unaltered lifespan of an Illujan*a is intended to not be incredibly long. I believe Mod Osborne and I agreed it to be roughly similar to the human lifespan, give or take a decade or two (it's been a while since I wrote them, so I may be off a bit here). They are certainly not intended to be another 1000+ lifespan race.

The Illujan*a have been in MASSIVE decline since Hannibus left them. We didn't want another completely dead race, but the Illujan*a people have gone from a blustering populated world and are now a single city. They are on the cusp of complete extinction, if there is to be hope, it will need to be very soon...

= Raven =
That begs the question, how long IS the average human lifespan on Gielinor? The same as in real life, or different? It is comparably low-tech, but with magic involved, who knows?
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16-May-2016 10:37:11

Zevrant Bapt

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I would guess the same as real life.
Raven mentioned "The average unaltered lifespan-" when referring to the Ilujanka ages.
I would think magic would count as altering the lifespan, so when comparing one unaltered lifespan, I would assume that which it is being compared to would also be unaltered.

We can't go around comparing ages to Saradomin after all. Haha.
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16-May-2016 10:47:40

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Whatever happens, I desperately hope they can be helped.
Ilujanka are one of my favourite races in RuneScape. Too many games set reptillian people as beasts and savages, I love how peaceful the Ilujanka are.

Also about Mod Raven's quote. "They are on the cusp of complete extinction, if there is to be hope, it will need to be very soon..."
I hope that's a hint towards a new quest possibly coming up in the future. :)

Though I personally feel any further interactions with the Ilujan*a will also involve Zaros, and since we're all kind of preoccupied with Sliske's shenanigans it wouldn't be for quite a while yet.
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16-May-2016 17:09:39

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