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25th May '17 12:13:13 PM BeerBaron
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** Throughout the series, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] are stated to be the [[WitchSpecies most magically inclined]] race in Tamriel and are also the most naturally LongLived out of the already long-lived Mer races. Living for several centuries is fairly average for them, while extreme examples have [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld lived for thousands of years]].
20th May '17 5:23:53 PM nombretomado
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* Wild Wizards at least in ''David Weber'''s [[TheWarGods War God]] series. Wencit of Rum wasn't precisely young during the Fall of Kontovarr and is showing no signs of slowing down over a millenia later. The same 'magic field' that gives Wencit his power is also responsible for the Hradani living twice as long as humans and the immortality of the elves is explicitly linked to magic since they used to be a human strain of spellcasters with a specific natural gift rather than a learned ability.

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* Wild Wizards at least in ''David Weber'''s [[TheWarGods Weber's [[Literature/TheWarGods War God]] God]]'' series. Wencit of Rum wasn't precisely young during the Fall of Kontovarr and is showing no signs of slowing down over a millenia later. The same 'magic field' that gives Wencit his power is also responsible for the Hradani living twice as long as humans and the immortality of the elves is explicitly linked to magic since they used to be a human strain of spellcasters with a specific natural gift rather than a learned ability.
15th May '17 9:51:26 PM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'', wizards -- unlike normal mages -- gain a lifespan several times longer than is normal. [[spoiler:Their gifts are strongly implied to be provided by the setting's CrystalDragonJesus.]]
10th Apr '17 5:52:35 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' series:

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' series:
27th Mar '17 12:45:14 PM BeerBaron
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** Dark Elf lifespan depends on their social class and magical power. The sorcerer Divayth Fyr in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has lived over 4000 years with his power, while common-born {{muggles}} only live slightly longer than humans. Nobility like Queen Barenziah and her husband Symachus live for centuries, though whether through magical potential or some other factor isn't known.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the headmaster of the Mages College in Winterhold promises that the lessons you learn at the college will last a lifetime... or possibly several, if you prove particularly talented. Indeed, the Dark Elf mage Neloth from ''Morrowind'' makes an appearance, younger and sprier than he was 206 years before.

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** Dark Elf lifespan depends on their social class and magical power. The sorcerer 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 Fyr, who at around age 4000, is said to be one of the oldest non-divine beings in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has lived over 4000 years with his power, while common-born {{muggles}} only live slightly longer than humans. Nobility like Queen Barenziah and her husband Symachus live for centuries, though whether through magical potential or some other factor isn't known.
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the headmaster of the Mages College in Winterhold promises that the lessons you learn at the college will last a lifetime... or possibly several, if you prove particularly talented. Indeed, the Dark Elf Telvanni mage Neloth from ''Morrowind'' makes an appearance, appearance; even younger and sprier than he was 206 years before.
6th Mar '17 7:06:10 PM ScrewySqrl
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* Witches in ''LittleWitchAcademia'' are implied to live very long lives. After a relatively normal schooling in their teens, they can live hundreds of years. The Headmistress looks like she's in her early 50s at most, and is well over 200 years old
27th Feb '17 10:03:07 AM intastiel
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* In the {{Literature/Deverry}} Cycle, Nevyn the wizard lived over 400 years... but he was fate's plaything and that's not normal. One of his rivals, an Old Master, lived to over 200 due to extending his life with (Dark) magic. Typically wizards don't seem to live longer though; only really skilled wizards master the art of living long, and Light dweomermasters aren't afraid of death because they know they'll reincarnate.
* Downplayed in ''Literature/TheElenium'': {{the Archmage}}s Sephrenia and Zalasta are centuries old and the Delphae may live even longer, although the {{Magic Knight}s of the Church have normal lifespans. However, ReligionIsMagic and Magic is Religion, so those powerful and long-lived mages are the rare few that have gained the personal attention of a deity.

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* In the {{Literature/Deverry}} ''{{Literature/Deverry}}'' Cycle, Nevyn the wizard lived over 400 years... but he was fate's plaything and that's not normal. One of his rivals, an Old Master, lived to over 200 due to extending his life with (Dark) magic. Typically wizards don't seem to live longer though; only really skilled wizards master the art of living long, and Light dweomermasters aren't afraid of death because they know they'll reincarnate.
* Downplayed in ''Literature/TheElenium'': {{the Archmage}}s Sephrenia and Zalasta are centuries old and the Delphae may live even longer, although the {{Magic Knight}s Knight}}s of the Church have normal lifespans. However, ReligionIsMagic and Magic is Religion, so those powerful and long-lived mages are the rare few that have gained the personal attention of a deity.
4th Feb '17 11:55:28 AM Dephlogisticate
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** in 5th edition, Oath of the Ancients Paladins, upon reaching a high enough level, outright stop aging and are unable to me aged magically.
30th Jan '17 5:45:10 PM intastiel
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* Channelers in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' age more slowly the more powerful they are and can live for centuries. The age cap for modern Aes Sedai is about 300 years, though [[spoiler:the Oath Rod on which they swear their binding vows is revealed to reduce the lifespan drastically: a channeler from Seanchan is still spry at over 400]]. Inverted in the present day for male channelers, thanks to the Dark One's taint on the male side of the One Power destroying their bodies and minds early in adulthood, though it was played straight before the Taint and [[spoiler:after Rand cleanses it]].

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* Channelers in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
** Women who can channel the One Power
age more slowly the more powerful they are and can live for centuries. The age cap for modern Aes Sedai is about 300 years, though [[spoiler:the Oath Rod on which they swear their binding vows is revealed to reduce the lifespan drastically: a channeler from Seanchan is still spry at over 400]].
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Inverted in the present day for male channelers, thanks to the Dark One's taint on the male side of the One Power destroying their bodies and minds early in adulthood, though it was played straight before the Taint and [[spoiler:after [[spoiler:goes back to normal after Rand cleanses it]].the One Power of the Dark One's influence]].



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}:
** ''All three of the "core" [[TheMasquerade openly magical]] [[FunctionalMagic Arcane Backgrounds]] have some way to reduce the effects of aging. [[BlackMagic Hucksters]] get a year of their life added in the here-and-now (unless they suffer a CriticalFailure) while [[ReligionIsMagic the Blessed]] and [[MagicalNativeAmerican Shamans]] have ways to greatly reduce the rate at which they age.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}:
''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'':
** ''All All three of the "core" [[TheMasquerade openly magical]] [[FunctionalMagic Arcane Backgrounds]] have some way to reduce the effects of aging. [[BlackMagic Hucksters]] get a year of their life added in the here-and-now (unless they suffer a CriticalFailure) while [[ReligionIsMagic the Blessed]] and [[MagicalNativeAmerican Shamans]] have ways to greatly reduce the rate at which they age.
16th Jan '17 11:16:16 AM intastiel
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* [[TheNecromancer Necromancers]] in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' stop aging as soon as they cast the spell that turns them into necromancers.

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* [[TheNecromancer Necromancers]] in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' stop aging as soon as they cast the spell that turns them into necromancers. The transformation also makes them {{Perpetual Motion Monster}}s who don't need food, water, or sleep, but prevents them from developing their Attributes any further.
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