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  • #16
    There is no real benefit to the answer to the question beyond "old enough to have very old things."

    Is there a particular kind of detail or concept that you're looking for here?


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Leetsepeak View Post
      There is no real benefit to the answer to the question beyond "old enough to have very old things."

      Is there a particular kind of detail or concept that you're looking for here?
      Oh I'm just taking measure of the different sensibilities everyone has.

      Like do you think dinosaurs and Megafauna are from an older age or not particularly older.

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      • #18
        Time Not was pre-Creation. There was no Blessed Isle. You're thinking of the Time Before.


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        • #19
          About... ten thousand years

          All these millions of years things seem off to me because I don't know how you'd portray beings that have been around that long. It boggles the mind. But ten thousand years seems legit to me. I can take inspiration from a variety of sources to portray beings that old. It's also old enough to sort of make the eras work for me... essentially my thought is what feels right and ten thousand years does.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Solar View Post
            All these millions of years things seem off to me because I don't know how you'd portray beings that have been around that long. It boggles the mind.
            I don't think it's necessary for that length of time to imply that one develops and particular intelligence or depth.

            ​A salt god who is several million years old is still somebody who has spent several million years watching a deposit of salt.


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            • #21
              Originally posted by Isator Levi View Post

              I don't think it's necessary for that length of time to imply that one develops and particular intelligence or depth.

              ​A salt god who is several million years old is still somebody who has spent several million years watching a deposit of salt.
              Just feels daft to me personally.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Solar View Post

                Just feels daft to me personally.
                Perhaps only spirits of the most primordial jobs are that old, spirits that are simple (if potent) that handle the most fundamental jobs like Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Storms. And newer spirits created after Creation was Mortal Friendly are thousands of years old instead and were more humanoid. So nowadays we have Storm Mothers, but perhaps primordial Storms were were something Akin to Maelstrom Leviathans and such.

                I mean the Primordials are flat out comparable to Millions of years even if Time isn't that old. Classic World of Darkness Werewolf had spirits that age, particularly Elemental spirits, and even had insane archaic spirits, such as Motherbog. Which brings to mind Maybe some Behemoths are from that Age when Creation only had Primordial Gods and Behemoths rather then mortal species.

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                • #23
                  A couple of hours ago, I was suddenly struck with the realisation that to disparage, implicitly or otherwise, somebody else's sensibilities regarding, well, anything, but especially something as minor and adjustable as this, was highly improper, and I apologise for it.


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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Solar View Post
                    About... ten thousand years

                    All these millions of years things seem off to me because I don't know how you'd portray beings that have been around that long. It boggles the mind. But ten thousand years seems legit to me. I can take inspiration from a variety of sources to portray beings that old. It's also old enough to sort of make the eras work for me... essentially my thought is what feels right and ten thousand years does.
                    By that logic, how would you portray something that's been around for thousands of years, either? Anything beyond a century is going to tend to tax the human imagination.

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                    • #25
                      Personally, the reason I would picture the history of the world for extending a vast period of time before the existence or pre-eminence of human beings is because I like it as an emphasis on how cosmically insignificant humans are, or at least were before they were given dominion over the Earth.


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                      • #26
                        It's either 5 years, or uncounted millennia.

                        If 5 years, it's only a story made by some fair folk and they forgot to include the Scarlet Empress.

                        if uncounted millennia, it can as long as you like, but for most things it doesn't matter for the present of Creation


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