Arcanum NPC Ages

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  1. FourHorsemen

    FourHorsemen Member

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    Very few games actually take character ages into account......and its not like ther'es much use for sagging elven diddies anyway!
     
  2. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Well, since elves age so much slower than we do, who's to say they aren't fine up until they die?
     
  3. Madness

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    Hmmm... Have you REALLY seen the Silver Lady?
     
  4. Wolfsbane

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    Ever seen Nasrudin? He's old, and looks old too. I like to believe that elves can age in their appearance if they choose to do so.
     
  5. Frigo

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    Let's not forget they are the people of magick.
     
  6. Anonymous

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    A few years ago, I read a realistic explanation for Elven aging. From birth to about age twenty, they grow at the same rate we do but after that their aging slows radically. Then around every hundred years or so, they undergo a period of near-regeneration. Over a twenty year period their bodies grow new cartiledge, teeth, muscle, nerve, and bone tissue to replace what has been damaged by normal wear and tear. But the process isn't perfect, thus they do physically age.
     
  7. Madness

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    Kewl, where'd you pick this up from?
     
  8. Anonymous

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    I knew someone was going to ask that question. Sorry guy, but after digging through every note I still have from my story-writing days, I can't can't find where I got it from. Only the original jotting of that idea. All I can say for sure is, it came from someone else's story.
     
  9. Madness

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    Wait a minute, you write stories? Or do I have the wrong idea?

    Looks like your right!
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Past tense. I wrote a few stories. They were mostly short bits of fan-fiction and largely unposted. There was, however, three exceptions: The first three novels of the Journey of a Thousand Lifetimes series. #1 - The Journey Begins, #2 - Sojourn in Sarma, and #3 - Here Be Dragons.

    Those did get posted to youngauthors.net - which closed down sometime between July 1999 and Febuary 2000. Volumes 4 and 5 were almost ready for posting when my computer, disks, and half of everything else I owned got stolen on the move to my current home. After I learned that I couldn't even get a copy of my own stories anymore, I pretty much lost interest in writing.

    By any chance are you a collector of stories and have anything by Bryan Taylor?

    Edit 6:05 - I just tried youngauthors.net and another version of the place came up. This one is completely different. It is a search engine.
     
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  12. Maximus

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    This must be the place for crushed writers.

    * Rroyo and the stolen computer/website running off with your stuff.

    * Blinky and the psycho girlfriend burning his manuscripts.

    * Caity and her evil 'format-HDD' sister.

    And I guess me to, as the first book I ever wrote on my dads computer disappeared into thin air after I moved back to the states.
    Who needs a backup? We dont need no stinkin backups!
     
  13. Frigo

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    I do backups sometimes, and there were several occassions when I needed them, and only some weeks of code were lost (mostly from my earliest things).
     
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    This place IS the haunt of the cursed writers! Biz-arre.
     
  16. Maximus

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    The picture even has the right number of people.
     
  18. Xiao_Caity

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    Dude. Now, the only question is, who owns the arm I'm hanging off?
     
  19. Anonymous

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    Well, unless Blinky or Maximus is older than 47, that would be me.
     
  20. Vorak

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    My manuscripts were quite literally burned by mistake, I'm still in recovery 18 months later.
     
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