[LMB] How long do old Lakewalkers live?

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 6 07:25:44 BST 2019

From: Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>

Being a retired man with a living mother, I sometimes wonder how other societies take care of their declining members.

How long do old (past their productive years) Lakewalkers live?

Gwynne: They don't. They scale down, do lighter camp duties, keep
an eye on the grandchildren, find all those small tasks of mending and
cleaning that someone has to do.

And when they can't do any of it any more, they share.

Lakewalkers seem to age slowly, reach a reasonable peak and stay there
for a fair time. Or maybe it's just that their lifestyle weeds out the weak,
so the ones who survive stay fit for a lot longer.

Just wondering; what do Lakewalkers do with the disabled? Do they
sense any problems in utero and end the pregnancy? Do they have the
same approach to disabled babies as old Dendarii women with sharp
knives? Does a patroller who's permanently disabled just give up and share?
Their lifestyle doesn't really have the extra resources to support many
disabled members.

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