[LMB] Lakewalker lifespans

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 20:43:28 BST 2021


If that were true then I'd think that half-bloods would still live
significantly longer than pure-blood Farmers.

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:

> Or,... it is a result of their "good" genes, inherited from their
> forebears. (no, not the bears in front, but... 😋)
>
> On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 12:09 PM Richard G. Molpus <rgmolpus at flash.net>
> wrote:
>
> > The constant but minor ground exchanges may have something to do with the
> > extended lifespans. Each little 'pop' of ground would help the body
> repair
> > the minor injuries of life, for a boost to health.
> >
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> >
> >   On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 8:37 AM, Jason Long<sturmvogel66 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:   I suspect that it must be the use of the powers that extends the
> > lifespan,
> > otherwise unknowing mixed bloods would live longer than Farmers and we
> have
> > no evidence of that.
> >
> > On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 8:16 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Just a few speculations (I accidently fell into Knife Children, and I
> > have
> > > a few stray thoughts...)
> > >
> > > Lakewalkers have an average lifespan roughly twice that of farmers.
> > > And it's not just that farmers have a harder life (they don't), because
> > > lakewalkers definitely age, physically, more slowly - an adult
> Lakewalker
> > > seems to look years younger than their real age: Dag is in his
> > mid-fifties
> > > at the beginning of the saga, but looks more than a decade younger.
> > >
> > > But children, farmer and Lakewalker, seem to age at the same rate.
> > > We see several half-Lakewalkers in the books, and there's no suggestion
> > > that they look any different to farmer children. Barr's daughter
> > certainly
> > > ages at the same speed as the farmer children around her, and he
> expects
> > > that she'll pass as a farmer all her life.
> > >
> > > But that means that she'll have roughly the same lifespan, too.
> > >
> > > So it seems that farmers and Lakewalkers age at the same rate until
> > > Lakewalker powers come in at puberty, then Lakewalkers start to age
> > > more slowly.
> > >
> > > But a half-Lakewalker who doesn't have the powers will live as a
> farmer,
> > > and nobody will ever know.
> > >
> > > So is it the powers? Or is it something else?
> > >
> > > Do plunkins have some amazing ability to extend lifespan? Were they
> > > developed by the old mages to make themselves or their servants live
> > >  longer?
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