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This is an attempt to figure out how old people are; it's a work in progress, please be patient.
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=Proposed Canon=
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'''Age''' is a form of [[Natural Signamancy]]. Erfworlders do not die directly of old age, and a [[unit]] that is crucial to their [[side]] can maintain their youthful Signamancy indefinitely. But when their talents are inevitably wasted, or if they put a serious hardship on their side, it will put a strain on them that manifests as old age and other detrimental Signamancy. When a typical unit grows too weak, their [[ruler]] will usually [[disband]] them. When a ruler becomes too weak, they will become feeble minded, leaving their side open to [[conquest]]. The oldest any unit is believed to be is 100,000 [[turn]]s, or 273.9 [[year]]s.
  
=Concrete Dates=
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It is possible for a unit that has "aged" to be restored to youthful Signamancy. [[Maggie]], for example, was left severely weakened by a long term [[Eyemancy]] [[caster link]]. But as she gets more involved in her side, and pursues her implied crush on Parson, her Signamancy has greatly improved.
*[[Parson Gotti]] – Born December 7, 1982 (25 years at the launch of the comic) {{erf|1|037a}}<br>With 6 leap years, and a day being equal to a turn, Parson would be (365 * 25) + 6 or 9131 turns at the start of The Battle for Gobwin Knob.
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*Artemis – 1854 as of Love Is a Battlefield {{erf|2|T50}}
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=Approximate Dates=
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=See Also=
==In Relation to '''Love is a Battlefield'''==
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* [[List of Ages]]
*[[King Slately]] – Roughly 3000 turns {{erf|2|T33}}
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*[[Don King]] – At least 415 turns {{erf|2|T5}}
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**Don was popped, became King at 15 turns, took a tour of Transylvito of unknown duration, and hasn't left the capital in over 400 turns.
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*[[Mary Sagittari]] – About 1700 turns {{erf|2|T55}}
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*[[Prince Tramennis]] – Over 1700 turns {{erf|2|T55}}.
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**He was there to approve the proposed popping of Mary, after all.
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*[[Ansom]] – At least 476 turns {{erf|2|T50}}.
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**Being only Level 2 in the flashback, it's likely he isn't much older.
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*[[Fud]] – Less than 66 turns. {{erf|2|T4}}
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**Vurp was the last living Hobgobwin after TBFGK; all other Hobs were popped in the 66 turns since then.
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*[[Zhopa]] – Between 63 and 66 turns{{erf|1.5|23}}
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**He's been around since at least the 3rd turn after TBFGK
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*[[Jillian Zamussels]] – At least 700 turns{{erf|2|T6}}
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**It is unclear from "In her days of swinging steel for Shmuckers" if she was a mercenary for Faq or a barbarian. If she was a barbarian, then Jillian is at least 900 turns (''700 turns of barbarian + 200 turns since being called Princess + however many turns between IPTSF and the Fall of Faq and however many turns when she was called Princess'')
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*Prince [[Sammy]] Haggar – At least 200 turns{{erf|2|T7}}
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**"[Sammy] gained more respect for old Dickie than he'd had in hundreds of turns."
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==In Relation to Events==
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*[[Jillian Zamussels]] – Over 200 turns when WRECD was formed {{ref|[[IPTSF Text 27]]}}
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**It is unknown how long Jillian allowed people to call her Princess before that.
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**It is unknown how many turns have passed since then.
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*[[Vinny Doombats]] – Over 200 turns before he visited Transylvito for the first time{{erf|1.5|17}}
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**It is unknown how many turns have passed since then.
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*[[Stanley]]  – At least 200 turns between the fall of [[Faq]] and LIAB{{erf|2|T27}}
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**Stanley kept the location of Faq a secret for "hundreds of turns"; this could be anywhere from 200 to 900 turns.
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**It is unknown how many turns Stanley had before Faq.
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=Ages Relative to Other Characters=
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*[[Wanda Firebaugh]]
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**Popped after: Overlord Firebaugh, Atomic Firebaugh, Delphi Temple, Clay Dice, Olive Branch, Jack Snipe, Marie
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**Popped before: Jillian Zamussels{{ref|[[IPTSF Text 34]]}}
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*[[Ace Hardware]]
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**Popped after: Holly Shortcake {{erf|2|T30}}
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**Popped before:
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*Prince Tramennis
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**Popped after: Victor, Lustrius
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**Popped before: Prince Ossomer{{erf|1.5|40}}, Mary Sagittari, Ansom {{erf|2|T29}}
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*[[Stanley]]
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**Popped after: [[King Saline IV]]{{erf|1|79}}
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**Popped before:
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*[[Sizemore Rockwell]]
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**Popped after: King Saline IV{{erf|1|78}}
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**Popped before:
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*Artemis
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**Popped after: Prince Forthewin{{erf|2|T50}}
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**Popped before: Prince Ansom{{erf|2|T50}}
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*[[Jillian Zamussels]]
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**Popped after: Wanda Firebaugh, Jack Snipe, Marie
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**Popped before: Bart Lightrail{{ref|[[IPTSF Text 29]]}}
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*[[Vurp]]
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**Popped after:
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**Popped before: Fud{{erf|2|T4}}
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==Jetstone Royal Family==
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This is based on the assumption that the names in [[LIAB Text 33]] are in chronological order. The only definite numbers are 1, 2, 3 and 16 out of 23.
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I'm assuming Ansom is older than Ossomer, since Ansom handed the 'pliers to him in [[LIAB Text 29]]
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*1. Victor
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*2. ???
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*3. Lustrius
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*Titas
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*Forthewin
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*Wonderloaf
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—9 more—
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*16. Tramennis
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*???
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*Ansom
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*???
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*Ossomer
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Latest revision as of 15:22, 28 June 2015

Proposed Canon

Age is a form of Natural Signamancy. Erfworlders do not die directly of old age, and a unit that is crucial to their side can maintain their youthful Signamancy indefinitely. But when their talents are inevitably wasted, or if they put a serious hardship on their side, it will put a strain on them that manifests as old age and other detrimental Signamancy. When a typical unit grows too weak, their ruler will usually disband them. When a ruler becomes too weak, they will become feeble minded, leaving their side open to conquest. The oldest any unit is believed to be is 100,000 turns, or 273.9 years.

It is possible for a unit that has "aged" to be restored to youthful Signamancy. Maggie, for example, was left severely weakened by a long term Eyemancy caster link. But as she gets more involved in her side, and pursues her implied crush on Parson, her Signamancy has greatly improved.

See Also