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Sepulchre

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Well, Vindicta was under protection from the stasis spell that existed over the Queen Black Dragon. Hannibus was stoned... err, I mean he was a statue.
but as for Sharrigan, she is said to be Hannibus' great-great-great-great-granddaughter. She is his child's child's child's child's child's child. That's 5 generations that have happened since he was gone. assuming the Ilujan*a came towards the end of the 2nd age, the Gielinorian God Wars lasted for about 4000 years, the 4th Age, as you pointed out, lasted 2000 years.. the 5th Age lasted only 169 years, and we are in the first year of the 6th Age.
That means that, in the span of around 6170 years, only 5 generations have passed for the Ilujan*a. 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?

Edit: Mis-spelled the word "generations" as genreations.
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16-May-2016 06:03:51 - Last edited on 16-May-2016 06:29:14 by Sepulchre

Sepulchre

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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.
It is also possible the 'erm...' was just because she forgot where to stop with the 'great' and remembered to add one more. :P
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16-May-2016 08:53:21

Sepulchre

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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

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