Thiefling lifespan


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Sczarni

does anyone know what´s the thiefling´s lifespan and what´s the age they reach maturity at?

Contributor

Are you talking about tieflings, or young thieves, or young tieflings who happen to be thieves?

Sczarni

mm spelling remains my enemy. I´m talking about the race as it appears on the bestiary preview.

Contributor

I would say "as per human, unless something unusual happens" and with tieflings, unusual is part of the game.

Most tieflings should have a human lifespan, but it would not be unheard of for a tiefling to grow to full maturity in five years and wither into senility and death in another twenty, or for another tiefling to age incredibly slowly or not at all. After all, people make pacts with the devil for eternal youth. How devilish would it be for the fiend to agree to give them that in exchange for their first born child, then have that child be a tiefling and the eternal youth be something that the child got? "Yes, you had eternal youth for nine months. Then you gave birth. Now your child will have it."


This is always a good question. Especially with other races and templates. Really, sense elves and other races can be tieflings as well, I always thought it should have been a template.

Considering devils, last I checked, are immortal, doubling or increasing by 25% of other parent race (not devil) would be good choices.

Liberty's Edge

Good question! I like the mortal parent race +25% though.

Related question: What is the life expentancy of a half dragon or creature significantly augmented by draconic heritage(say from taking a certain prestige class)?

Scarab Sages

Sir Hexen Ineptus wrote:
This is always a good question. Especially with other races and templates. Really, sense elves and other races can be tieflings as well, I always thought it should have been a template.

In 3.5 I believe you're right the Planetouched(Tiefling) and Planetouched(Aasimar) were given as templates. In Pathfinder, Tiefling is a particular race, not a template. Quote from the Bestiary Preview: "Tieflings are humans with demonic, devilish, or other evil outsider blood in their ancestry"

In the same way that only humans will could make hybrids with Orcs or Elves, Otherwise we'd have half Half-Orc / half Gnome creations running around, and I know you wouldn't want that, would you??!?!?!!?


Tieflings and aasimar were never templates in 3.5, though they were presented as human-blooded in 3rd Edition. If I recall my 2nd Ed ageing tables, I believe that they both have the lifespan of a half-Elf (125-150 years or thereabouts).


I found a mention that tieflings have the same life expectancy as a human on page 126 of Races of Faerun. The Planar Handbook, on the other hand gives them these:

Middle Age: 45
Old Age: 68
Venerable: 90
Max Age: +3d20, for a max of 150

Let's see what the Bestiary says. And I'd never heard of either a template for tieflings nor tieflings as anything but a distinct race (i.e. no elven tieflings) before. Could someone point me to these?

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