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Old 17 Apr 2007, 15:46   #1 (permalink)
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How many generations for a rich high gothic family since the horus heresy to the late 41st millenium (about 10,000 years)?
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 16:23   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know if the humans in 40K have found a way to produce children earlier, but we'll say they have a kid(New Generation) every 20 years.

So if I'm right, that's going to be 10,000/20=500 generations.

or were you talking about a different type of generation?
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 17:26   #3 (permalink)
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But going with current trends and the fact that humans live a lot longer, in Rogue Star, Lucian Gerrit is almost 500 years old objective, by real world years and about 100 years subjective or as he experiences.

As he is living to 100 and showing no signs of ageing and has two children I would guess at the son being early 20s subjective (if same proportions as father 100 objective) and his sister mid 30s subjective (if same proportions as father 150 objective). This shows that they would reproduce about every 80/70 years subjective or 350/400 years objective.

So I may just have answered my own question at 27 generations to the nearest whole generation.

Does anyone think this is reasonable and if so how many generations do you think since 2007.

This is for a story I'm writing and the main character is descended from the Danish royal family. (A, to most people, relatively obscure royal family)
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 17:39   #4 (permalink)
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Remember that people subject to signifiant Warp-dilation ARE NOT THE NORM!

99% of the population will have a "normal" lifespan, which can be anywhere from 14 to 200 depending on living conditions. For a rich noble, I would suggest you use our time-line... by about 60 - 80, they probably need juvinat treatments or bionic / augmentic surgeries. By about 150 or so, even that won't keep them alive.


So, 500 generations is an acceptable approximation.

500 Generations for M31 to M41. We're M3, so that makes 1,850 Generations.


Frankly, and "royal blood" would be so thin you could bottle it and sell it as Fosters.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 17:54   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, the blood would be very thin but I want him to be descended from Terran nobility.

Anyhoo, this guy and his descendents would be spending a lot of time on spaceships and ergo in the warp so that places your estimate a little off from what I would like. But thanks anyway.
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Old 18 Apr 2007, 01:08   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how well the various Terran nobles would have fared during the Unification Wars. I imagine that quite a few bit the dust as it's pretty hard to unite a planet when you have agitators from the various dethroned monarchies running around, rabble rising and what not.

If I were the Emperor back in the day, I'd have made a point to hunting down and exterminating all the the nobles to the man.

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