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Started by SmartyPants, November 08, 2011, 12:08:40 AM
Quote from: Dean_Lukas on November 11, 2011, 08:19:03 PMHow old do you think she was originally?
Quote from: Ertxiem on November 12, 2011, 07:07:25 AMBy the way, Smarty, do you want to add a poll?
Quote from: Chocobo_Fan on February 20, 2012, 06:31:36 AMWhat's odd is that the shadowlings haven't aged at all, though, not even Festus, who seemed to be the oldest. (I assume that blue = middle-aged?) I guess they must have longer lifespans than we thought...
Quote from: fourinone on February 20, 2012, 12:34:46 PMMy theory is that the Helena we see in Servants of God is actually the daughter of the one in the second game. If it had been about 50 years since the end of TRPG2, it wouldn't be unlikely for her to have a daughter in her late forties in this game, and for the daughter to bear the same name as that of her mother and her prized mercenary group. (I have not yet interacted with Helena in length, however, so I don't know if she later presents any contradicting information.)
Quote from: Chocobo_Fan on February 20, 2012, 06:31:36 AMYes, Helena actually looks younger than Anya, which is odd because she was older in TRPG2, I believe (I assumed low twenties at the youngest).
Quote from: Chocobo_Fan on February 20, 2012, 02:35:39 PMBy the way, this is a bit of a tangent, but do you think it's possible for psychics to extend their lifespans? Many fantasy stories talk about ancient wizards preserving their life through magic, and though the Gift is a bit more grounded than most fantasy magic, I wonder if a similar thing is possible. We know that Nelis, at least, was thought to be immortal, implying she outlived even the long life of a shadowling, though it's anyone's guess how she actually did this.
Quote from: SmartyPants on February 20, 2012, 04:14:24 PMIt makes sense that mind powers could prevent things like dementia, but I don't see how mind powers could prevent physical aging.
Quote from: Chocobo_Fan on February 20, 2012, 05:52:35 PMQuote from: SmartyPants on February 20, 2012, 04:14:24 PMIt makes sense that mind powers could prevent things like dementia, but I don't see how mind powers could prevent physical aging.Perhaps. But we've seen psys do some pretty funky things in this setting, I wouldn't put it past them to be able to alter their biology to stall aging somehow. And we do know that shadowlings, a very psy-oriented race, have vastly extended lifespans...(And we still don't know how Nelis got her immortality. Will that ever be answered?)