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Just wondering how old orcs actually lived for, if they're not butchered in battle? I spose it would be cool if we could come up with a scale for all armies, from the longest life expectancy to the shortest, so any ideas welcome
I don't think they mention how old orcs can become, they don't often die of old age. I think they live to a relatively old age because they are tough and if you sow a severed limb back on, it will grow back the way it was. If they can withstand such extreme injuries I don't think they die easily of their filthy lifestyle and succumb to diseases. 100 years maybe?
I think we can put Skaven far at the bottom of the list then :-) Ever seen a Skaven retire? xD
Dwarfs live a couple of hundred years, I guess 300 years or so and the strongest of them might even live to become 600, like runesmiths and lords.
Elves something like a 1000+ years.
Men the same they did in medieval times, but I think it differs depending on which nation. Peasants hardly reach 40 in Bretonnia, but people could get a lot older in the Empire, maybe 60 or more.
it is mentioned that there are exceptionally long lived Skaven on the Council of 13, some of which are mentioned having held their seat for hundreds of years, but I think that as to do with covenants with the Horned Rat.
As for Orcs, I always assumed they lived until they died in a war. I don't think I've ever read of an old wise Orc succumbing to old age.