Good Afternoon Ladies, Gentlemen and Sentient Creatures of All Ages,
Today’s post will be about the lifespan of the sentient creatures in Sha’uru. First, all of the major sentient species physically age at the exact same rate for the first 20 years of their lifespan. It is after this point that their unique physiology kicks in.
Durren Lifespan: Average: 200 years, Oldest Recorded: 250 years
Socially, most Dur are considered adults at the age of 50 even though they have physically been adults for 30 years by that point. Physically Dur are at their prime at the age of 100 and begin to reach physical decline by the age of 150.
Nisse Lifespan: Average: 350 years, Oldest Recorded: 500 years
Nisse are considered adults upon attaining the cultural marking which can be anywhere between the ages of 16 and 30. Physically Nisse are at their prime at the age of 75 and begin to reach physical decline by the age of 325.
Human Lifespan: Average: 55 years, Oldest Recorded: 110 years
Humans are considered adults by the age of 16. Physically Humans are at their prime at the age of 25 and begin to reach physical decline by the age of 50. Humans have the overall second lowest average life expectancy because they tend to fall victim to disease far easier than the other species. This is compounded by the fact that most common people work long hours in terrible factory conditions.
Goblinite (except Homunculi) Lifespan: Average: 45 years, Oldest Recorded: 90 years
Goblinites are considered adults by the age of 16. Physically Goblinites are at their prime at the age of 20 and begin to reach physical decline by the age of 40. Goblinites have the overall lowest average life expectancy because they tend to have very harsh lifestyles and live in remote and dangerous parts of the world (especially Gnomes). Ironic, as most tend to be heartier than their non-goblin parent.
Homunculi Lifespan: Maximum Unknown, Homunculi were invented 50 years ago, and none have died of natural causes yet. It is unclear if they age at all, but they can be killed. Killing a Homunculi is considered destruction of private property of the most grievous kind.
Goblin Lifespan: Average: 120 years, Maximum Known: 650 years
Goblins do not age the same way the other species do. In fact most theorize that Goblins do not age at all, they just become more corpulent as time progresses. The oldest goblins have died due to “unfortunate accidents” and the ravages of war.
Orc Lifespan: Average: 40 years, Maximum Known: 60 years
Orcs are very warlike and fight amongst each other as often as they do with other species. The above lifespans are for Orcs based on historical documents. No one is sure if there is any physiological difference between the Orcs of Calydon and Lerna and those of Antioch.