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An answer to "Life Expectancy of Races? by Liger"


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The image below was brought to my attention not long ago, and upon some follow up research, I would conclude the same thing that this fella did. I think it's the most factually correct piece of information in regards to life expectancy of races to date. Honestly, the only thing that will change my mind is if Bethesda or ZOS were to release legitimate information on the topic at hand.


Here you go! Feel free to love on or hate this, just don't get too nasty. :)

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This information is not valid. It does not have a source or any proof that it is true. I could have easily made something like that not even referring to the lore. So I say this information is false and untrustworthy.


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(April 17th 2013, 02:23 AM)Plague_Walrus Wrote: This information is not valid. It does not have a source or any proof that it is true. I could have easily made something like that not even referring to the lore. So I say this information is false and untrustworthy.

It's on the same level as everything else, exception being that vampires cannot die of age (the curse allows them to die only by act of violent nature).

Babette is indeed 300 years old though, but that just proves that vampires indeed do not age.

As it comes to notable Dunmer wizards, their lifespans are insane, however a regular Dunmer living only 600 years is something I have never seen a solid basis off, its perhaps that the oldest regular Dunmer mentioned in the lore is 600 years old.

As you stated, its not trustworthy. The nord one alone proves that. I recall a nord that has three generations of grand children (essentially his family line is 4 generations then) so unless Nords start an active sex life at the age of 10, he must be well beyond the age of 80.


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(April 17th 2013, 03:12 AM)Nehemia Wrote:
(April 17th 2013, 02:23 AM)Plague_Walrus Wrote: This information is not valid. It does not have a source or any proof that it is true. I could have easily made something like that not even referring to the lore. So I say this information is false and untrustworthy.

It's on the same level as everything else, exception being that vampires cannot die of age (the curse allows them to die only by act of violent nature).

Babette is indeed 300 years old though, but that just proves that vampires indeed do not age.

As it comes to notable Dunmer wizards, their lifespans are insane, however a regular Dunmer living only 600 years is something I have never seen a solid basis off, its perhaps that the oldest regular Dunmer mentioned in the lore is 600 years old.

As you stated, its not trustworthy. The nord one alone proves that. I recall a nord that has three generations of grand children (essentially his family line is 4 generations then) so unless Nords start an active sex life at the age of 10, he must be well beyond the age of 80.

There is no actual information on this matter and therefore it is a theory. Unless someone can give me valid information from Bethesda itself then no it is not valid. I can make up life expectancy of races as well.


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Dude morrowind is only like 208 years before skyrim so that number totally is way the fuck off. I know you didn't make this, but a few of these numbers seem iffy at best and even attributing that to magic would not suffice for many of the races. The elves in particular kind of bother mainly because well the only ones who live a bit longer are altmer and that is cause they were taught "Walking" a certain way of course that is a myth, but still if you want to attribute that to age then yea they should be the only one who is different. Unless this guy basically did stats and figured out the median age for each race due to the highest and lowest variables and all that shit I really doubt that he came up with such arbitrary numbers. They would be more percentile and weird than this anyways I don't even do math well so I could have botched that up.
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Sounds like bullshit to me.
Bretons dont live 150 years.

Id just assume every race that we dont know any other lives as long as regular humans do.
We know Orcs die earlier (around 60 or 70 someone go check). We know Argonians mature earlier (we dont know about their age tho and its never implied that they have shorter lifespans) we know that elves live realy long. With Altmer living the longest.
And we also know that wizards just dont care.
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To be totally honest, though...the only one that really matters to me is Bosmer and from the info I've gathered alone over the years, the life expectancy for that race is roughly as mentioned; 500 years. But, at the same time, no one can really do anything but gather info in game and lore and just guesstimate. I pray Bethesda or ZOS lets us know before game launch. It would make a world of difference to us RPers. But, until that day comes, I'm sticking to my guns and going with The aforementioned Bosmer life expectancy. :)
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(April 17th 2013, 06:55 AM)Sordak Wrote: Sounds like bullshit to me.
Bretons dont live 150 years.

I dont really care, i know for a fact that Mer live longer, humans not so much, well unless they are Wizards.
But... since Bretons haw Mer blood in them, shouldn't they live longer then regular human like Nord or Imperial?

There is some Lore books that follow more or less life of characters, and its possible to use them as reference, but some of them dont tell the birth of the character so its tricky.
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nah. for all intents and purposes bretons are humans.
People always interpret things into that. there realy is nothing there.
They are humans.
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(April 17th 2013, 10:57 AM)Sordak Wrote: nah. for all intents and purposes bretons are humans.
People always interpret things into that. there realy is nothing there.
They are humans.

Now, see. I've always heard that because of Mer blood, the Bretons do have several years on the humans such as Nords and Imperials. What is it that leads you to believe the way you do? :) I'm just curious, as I'm open to anything, brother.
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because thats how it always has been that way.
Bretons are human. their elven lineage is a minor thing. and bretons have always been treated no different than humans.
You might want to look at the timeline and check how long some of the main characters from daggerfall lived...
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I just want to say this yes Bretons have mer blood, but that does not make them half-elves which would get that extended life. They are just men with ancient ancestors who are elves. They are now a distinct race that obviously is more closely related to men meaning that their life span also probably resembles that. The only reason I could say to think any differently is that they do have a lot of magical affinity and resistance then again that could have been selective breeding by a few elves with many humans who had these qualities so again really the only thing maybe affecting their life in any positive way is magic since it has been shown to make people not give fucks about aging. Anyways thats just how I feel about it.


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(April 17th 2013, 10:49 AM)Ewan Wrote: I dont really care, i know for a fact that Mer live longer, humans not so much, well unless they are Wizards.
But... since Bretons haw Mer blood in them, shouldn't they live longer then regular human like Nord or Imperial?

Actually, there's a couple references that imply Bretons live a bit shorter than other humans on average and age quickly, for whatever reason. "Aged like a Breton" has been used in reference to the half-human and (even in human terms) short-lived Emperor Cassynder, for example.


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Where did you get that information.on elves? I was pretty sure that without any magic effecting their lifespan that the dunmer live the longest and that they usually only live to around 250.
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i thought skyrim took place 200 years after oblivion. when does it take place after morrowind?


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