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Jumala
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"- Dragonkin are supposedly 18'000 years old"
Dragonkins are from LAST cycle that means before Elder gods greated this universe. So depending how fast were those Elders to build all the planets that are currently in unverse. I say d'kins are over million years old atleast

18-Aug-2016 22:43:00

AesirWarrior
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Jumala said:
I say d'kins are over million years old atleast


Worth noting that in fantasy settings, worlds and universes tends to be far younger than they are in real life, because creation myths are true.

That being said, I do agree that that number is far too low. Top Trumps is a questionable source at best.
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18-Aug-2016 23:13:50

Maiden China
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Hazeel said:
I've beat this like a dead horse, but I really can't see Lucien as 7,500. That is INCREDIBLY young and just unrealistic...not to mention, I think the Dragonkin were at 18,000? There's no way of that can be canon.

And maybe this is just bias, but I have a difficult time seeing Moia as older than Khazard...and I could have sworn she said her mother was in the Fourth Age? But I could be wrong there.
I thought moia was only 500 years old... khazard's almost certainly older unless mahjarrat pregnancies last a few thousand years after the mother's death

the dragonkin are from before this world, so they could be pretty old

I dont think top trumps is very accurate though
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18-Aug-2016 23:27:21

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Accurate or inaccurate, Lucien's age can't be an indication of the other Mahjarrat, because it's so varied. If we were talking about mortal beings like Aviansie, then that would make sense, but Mahjarrat are immortal and keep reseting their "age". I'm sure there are some Mahjarrat that are around 7,500, but that's the absolute youngest I could imagine aside from Khazard and it would just be downright odd if they were all around that age. I imagine some of the younger ones are 7,500-8,500 while some middle age Mahjarrat are 20,000-30,000, and some of the older ones could ranged between 100,000-300,000. And the oldest of them could only a couple decades younger than Zaros and Seren depending on the timeline.

Maiden China said:
I thought moia was only 500 years old... khazard's almost certainly older unless mahjarrat pregnancies last a few thousand years after the mother's death

the dragonkin are from before this world, so they could be pretty old

I dont think top trumps is very accurate though


Well she was just cited as being 5,800 years old and being born during the middle of the 3rd age...while Khazard was born at the end of it. ...That really sounds iffy, doesn't it?
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18-Aug-2016 23:28:42 - Last edited on 18-Aug-2016 23:31:00 by Hazeel

Maiden China
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Hazeel said:
Well she was just cited as being 5,800 years old and being born during the middle of the 3rd age...while Khazard was born at the end of it. ...That really sounds iffy, doesn't it?
very. I imagined khazard was born around the time when the second age became the third age

moia found daemonheim in 168 of the fifth age, by which time she'd be ('m guessing 500ish).
she was around during (just after) the 17th ritual which is 500 years before the 18th which is around the time she found daemonheim, and she can't have been very old around the time of the 17th because of how young she was then (before she met the portals, her age was very visible 500 years later)

so somewhere between 500 and 600, I'd guessHazeel said:
Accurate or inaccurate, Lucien's age can't be an indication of the other Mahjarrat, because it's so varied. If we were talking about mortal beings like Aviansie, then that would make sense, but Mahjarrat are immortal and keep reseting their "age". I'm sure there are some Mahjarrat that are around 7,500, but that's the absolute youngest I could imagine aside from Khazard and it would just be downright odd if they were all around that age. I imagine some of the younger ones are 7,500-8,500 while some middle age Mahjarrat are 20,000-30,000, and some of the older ones could ranged between 100,000-300,000. And the oldest of them could only a couple decades younger than Zaros and Seren depending on the timeline
As much as I wouldnt mind azzy being one of the first, I'd actually just feel sorry for him if he was a hundred thousand years old :P (I just see that number... and I just want to lay down and die, y'know, like I'm bored of life, just let me sleep)

I keep forgetting that the start of Gielinor isnt the start of this cycle, so yeah, the dragonkin would have to be far older than their top trumps thing
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18-Aug-2016 23:45:29 - Last edited on 18-Aug-2016 23:46:10 by Maiden China

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AesirWarrior said:
Worth noting that in fantasy settings, worlds and universes tends to be far younger than they are in real life, because creation myths are true.


True, but they didn't create sentient life. How long did it take for all of these species to evolve from non-sentient life? Hundreds of years? Thousands? Millions?
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19-Aug-2016 04:47:15

Maiden China
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The creatures of runescape have the benefit of occasionally falling into a random puddle of magic

That makes me think of Armadyl's god book where he wants to zap some crab things with his staff to make them... sentient or whatever, but he left it at home with some people who totally couldnt be trusted with it

edit (but not an actual edit): they were beetles, not crabs and that wasnt even the staff moment... that was a few planets ago where he apparently sees 'the seeds of life, but not life itself. I feel myself reaching for my staff, to give those seeds a spark of energy, a push to catalyse their efforts... But it is gone.' And by gone, he means he gave it to the Guardians of Armadyl which means that by now they've already lost it to yet another powerhungry mahjarrat
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19-Aug-2016 13:41:29 - Last edited on 19-Aug-2016 13:42:57 by Maiden China

A Mighty
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I thought the lore stated that Khazard was born towards the end of the God Wars? So he'd be like 3,000...
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19-Aug-2016 18:48:14

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