Again, that's assuming their mental development and acquiring of skills happens at roughly the same rate. My theory is that, with a naturally shorter lifespan, they may learn techniques and skills more easily. Magic that would take a human 3 years to learn, a keidran might pickup in less than 1, for instance. A keidran worker's peak value age would of course be lower, but I think its possible that the curve is steeper as well.aitaituo wrote: ↑Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:29 amActually, a lot of studies have found that the peak value years of a laborer are in their late 40's to mid 60's. It varies by how physically strenuous and skilled the job is. A crop picker peaks pretty early. An office manager peaks pretty late. But in the (semi-)skilled professions, a laborer can seamlessly transition from the value of their own work to the value of managing or training less experienced workers. One wonders if in the medieval era this effect was further exaggerated by the higher mortality rate and by the overall lower percentage of the population engaged in non-farm labor. Regardless of the particulars, it's hard to imagine that keidran could ever catch up to humans without, you know, increasing the human mortality rate. Plus, human enslavement of keidran is not only a brain drain on the keidran, but frees up more humans for skilled professions.Bellhead wrote: ↑Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:17 amAre we assuming their learning abilities while young are similar to ours? With a shorter lifespan, or would be plausible to have skills and training take less time, and have information sink in a bit faster. Or, in contrast, humans and basitin have longer training and slower learning abilities, because their lives are so long.Warrl wrote: ↑Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:37 am I don't like the alleged short lifespan either, even though their childhood is (or was as of 2017 our time) significantly shorter than ours.
The basic problem is that, compared to basitins or humans, the keidran simply don't live long enough to acquire advanced skills and knowledge - in any field.
Given identical living conditions and education, who would learn faster?