In the world of Alagossia, there are things like immortality and extended lifespans, depending on the race/species.
Yet the ages that people have in The Breakers don’t match their physical ages for the most part. That is confusing the hell out of me because I can’t pinpoint their real ages.
Forget about birthdays and things of that nature because even that shit eludes me.
Like Elred/Renna, when I think about it, Elred is the divine entity Renna in male form. Renna has no set age because she is completely immortal and ageless which even affects Elred.
However, appearance wise, Elred is in his twenties. Biologically, the man/woman is ageless and does not have an exact age because Renna/Elred is an immortal-ageless divine primordial being.
The others are like that in a sense too.
Civiria has the appearance of a woman in mid to late twenties, but biologically speaking, she is either immortal or just has an extended lifespans than all humans.
The same applies to the others too.
Hell, even Caira who looks like a child that would be at least twelve or thirteen is affected by this too. Biologically, I don’t have the foggiest idea what her age or any of the character ages are.
So, what should I do about this situation?
Do I just state their physical ages rather than dwell on their “biological ages” instead?
Can I say that Elred is twenty-five, but the truth is that he is completely ageless and immortal thanks to Renna?
Thoughts and Feelings on this matter?
Do you have a similar or slightly similar example that you are willing to share with me, pertaining to the characters in your story?