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25th Apr '18 2:55:47 PM Moopsball
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* Implied in the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels. Dragaerans have an average lifespan of around 3,000 years but there are references to wizards living longer, and [[TheArchmage Sethra Lavode]] was over 10,000 years before it was discovered that she was undead. Easterners have a more normal human life span, but powerful witches can live a good deal longer; Lazlo the Warlock was a young man during the Interregnum and still looks like he's in his early thirties 250 years later.
21st Apr '18 6:55:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Accomplished village sorcerers live until about 200 in the ''Literature/{{Commonweal}}''. If you're any better than that, you have to become immortal, otherwise people are at risk for wizard dementia

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* Accomplished village sorcerers live until about 200 in the ''Literature/{{Commonweal}}''. If you're any better than that, you have to become immortal, otherwise people are at risk for wizard dementiadementia.
* Less powerful wizards in ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' can live well over a century, and despite ''looking'' like very old men are as physically capable as a man in his forties. The really powerful ones are completely ageless.
9th Apr '18 11:40:11 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', all of the [[TheMagocracy Great]] [[EvilSorcerer House]] [[MightMakesRight Telvanni]] councilors are implied to be extremely old by way of magic. Special mention Divayth Fyr, who at around age 4000, is said to be one of the oldest non-divine beings in Tamriel.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', all of the [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Great]] [[EvilSorcerer House]] [[MightMakesRight Telvanni]] councilors are implied to be extremely old by way of magic. Special mention Divayth Fyr, who at around age 4000, is said to be one of the oldest non-divine beings in Tamriel.
15th Mar '18 12:31:21 PM DocJamore
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** Obi-Wan, however, ages rather horribly, going from looking like he's in his late 20s or early 30s (at the age of 38) to an old man (at 57) in a timespan of just 20-odd years. This was partly because he's living in a harsh desert and because he is depressed and not taking care of himself. Or, possibly, it's a kind of a FisherKing effect: a character whose well-being is tied to the Light Side of the Force will not feel good living in a galaxy engulfed in the Dark Side.

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** Obi-Wan, however, ages rather horribly, going from looking like he's in his late 20s or early 30s (at the age of 38) to an old man (at 57) in a timespan of just 20-odd years. This was partly because he's living in a harsh desert and because he is depressed and not taking care of himself. Or, possibly, it's a kind of a FisherKing effect: a character whose well-being is tied to the Light Side of the Force will not feel good living in a galaxy engulfed in the Dark Side.
12th Feb '18 9:13:44 PM nombretomado
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* In Janny Wurt's ''WarsOfLightAndShadow'':

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* In Janny Wurt's ''WarsOfLightAndShadow'':''Literature/WarsOfLightAndShadow'':
4th Feb '18 9:52:13 AM nombretomado
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* In Lynn Flewelling's ''{{Nightrunner}}'' series (and by extension the ''Tamir Triad'' which occurs in the same universe) wizards can potentially live up to 400 years old. Mainly due to the (human) wizards of this world being genetic throw-backs to inter-breeding with the Aurenfaie (Elves, essentially), from whom they inherit the long lifespan and magical abilities.

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* In Lynn Flewelling's ''{{Nightrunner}}'' ''Literature/{{Nightrunner}}'' series (and by extension the ''Tamir Triad'' which occurs in the same universe) wizards can potentially live up to 400 years old. Mainly due to the (human) wizards of this world being genetic throw-backs to inter-breeding with the Aurenfaie (Elves, essentially), from whom they inherit the long lifespan and magical abilities.
15th Dec '17 10:59:53 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar II: Retribution'': While Space Marines live longer than regular humans (the oldest [[ManInTheMachine truly]] living one is around a millenium old), Azariah Kyras spent a few centuries in the Warp aboard a space hulk, which eventually got him promoted to Chief Librarian and Chapter Master. [[spoiler:Shame he also turned to Chaos while in there.]]
19th Nov '17 1:53:20 PM intastiel
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** In some editions Druids gain the "Timeless Body" class feature at higher levels: in 3[[superscript:rd]], they simply don't lose ability points for aging and still died at the normal age; in 5[[superscript:th]], their aging slows by a factor of 10.
** In 5[[superscript:th]] edition, Oath of the Ancients Paladins, upon reaching a high enough level, outright stop aging and are unable to me aged magically.

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** In some Some editions grant Druids gain the "Timeless Body" class feature at higher levels: in 3[[superscript:rd]], they simply don't lose ability points for aging and still died die at the normal age; in 5[[superscript:th]], their aging slows by a factor of 10.
** In 5[[superscript:th]] edition, Oath of the Ancients Paladins, upon reaching a high enough level, outright stop aging and are unable to me be aged magically.
19th Nov '17 12:54:20 AM intastiel
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->"What you learn here will last you a lifetime. Several, if you're talented."

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->"What ->''"What you learn here will last you a lifetime. Several, if you're talented.""''
19th Nov '17 12:53:56 AM intastiel
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** Wizards in older editions can craft potions that made them live longer. It took so long to reach that level of expertise that most wizards got old before they could brew these. And of course, if you messed up, you took back all the years delayed by the potion... Wizards never seemed to live longer just due to being magic though.
*** Warranted a lot of powerful spells, including the ones required to make magical items above +2 quality, literally drained your lifespan by a percentage. Resurrection (5% from caster and prevents spell-casting for a week), Restoration (2% from caster AND target), Wish (8% from caster, 3% for limited wish), Permanency (8% from Caster) Haste (1% to targets), Finger of Death (A chance of 4% from caster on a failed save vs death) as a few examples.
** In some editions Druids gain the "Timeless Body" class feature at higher levels; in 3[[superscript:rd]], they simply don't lose ability points for aging and still died at the normal age; in 5[[superscript:th]], their aging slows by a factor of 10.
** in 5th edition, Oath of the Ancients Paladins, upon reaching a high enough level, outright stop aging and are unable to me aged magically.

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** Wizards Zig-zagged in older editions with Wizards. On the one hand, they can craft potions that made them live longer. It took so long to life-extending potions, although most reach that old age before reaching the necessary level of expertise that most wizards got old before they could brew these. And of course, if you messed up, you took -- and an error can [[RapidAging messily]] take back all the years delayed by that the potion... Wizards never seemed to live longer just due to being magic though.
*** Warranted a lot of
potions delay. On the other, many powerful spells, including the ones required spells are CastFromLifespan, meaning wizards are vulnerable to make magical items above +2 quality, literally drained your lifespan by a percentage. Resurrection (5% from caster and prevents spell-casting for a week), Restoration (2% from caster AND target), Wish (8% from caster, 3% for limited wish), Permanency (8% from Caster) Haste (1% to targets), Finger of Death (A chance of 4% from caster on a failed save vs death) as a few examples.
living ''shorter'' unless they're careful with their powers.
** In some editions Druids gain the "Timeless Body" class feature at higher levels; levels: in 3[[superscript:rd]], they simply don't lose ability points for aging and still died at the normal age; in 5[[superscript:th]], their aging slows by a factor of 10.
** in 5th In 5[[superscript:th]] edition, Oath of the Ancients Paladins, upon reaching a high enough level, outright stop aging and are unable to me aged magically.
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