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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:17 pm 
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I need to know what the average age was for D'ni people for my story i am writing. Anyone help?
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I'm sure you could find the information you need (and much more) in the Guild of Greeters Library of all the notebooks from Uru - including the ones from the Tokotah rooftop on the D'ni culture.


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Make sure you have your trusty Human to D'ni calculator...It's tricky at times..

Good call Tai'lahr on the Takotah Rooftops...I sometimes forget to read those myself...

/me runs back to make sure the books are still there...lol


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Well, at about 4, D'ni children start guild school, which lasts 4 years. At the age of 25, they are considered adults, or in the 'Age of Reason'. At 125, they are considered to be seniors, or in the 'Age of Wisdom'. And most D'ni live to be about 365 years old. Hope that helps.


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365 years?!?!
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My brain hurts now! :lol:

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Alright thanks guys, that should clear some things up.

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chrissifniotis wrote:
365 years?!?!
:shock:
My brain hurts now! :lol:


Living underground is great for longevity, I guess. :wink:

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UberMan5000 wrote:
Living underground is great for longevity, I guess. :wink:

I'll say, none of that wind nonsence eroding the skin. :lol:

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:lol: Is there a real human-to-d'ni calculator up for download somewhere?

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Well, let's look at humans and translate that to D'ni. What's the average age of a human?

So, about 28 years old. That seems young, but let's roll with it. This is hardly scientific, anyhow.

Now, let's say the average lifespan of a human is around 70. This means that the average age is 40% of the lifespan.

Now we take 40% of the D'ni lifespan and we should get an idea of the average D'ni age (assuming D'ni are similar to humans).
It comes out to 146.

Okay, again, this is hardly scientific. We know D'ni women are only able to have a child for a very short period of time. This means that there would likely be more older D'ni than younger. If anyone can give a more scientific answer, that would be great. At least this gives a ballpark number.

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Actually, it's been stated that 325 was the average life-span for a D'ni. As for D'ni age-records, the 30th King of D'ni, Lanaren, died at "the very old age of 396" (Lanaren King's Journal).

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K'laamas wrote:
Actually, it's been stated that 325 was the average life-span for a D'ni. As for D'ni age-records, the 30th King of D'ni, Lanaren, died at "the very old age of 396" (Lanaren King's Journal).

Right, but that's the average life-span. As I understand the question, it's "what's the average age" Like, what's the average age at a retirement home or an elementary school or a workplace.

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:wink: To my understanding, I think Denton meant ife-span as he thanked everyone for posting the average life-span. :)

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