“Centuries.” So here we have confirmation of something I’d forgotten for a bit: wood elves are long-lived relative to humans, at least when nobody kills them for their resources before they start going gray.

That has certain Tolkienish implications for the wood elf-human couples whose unions will get some official approval before this chapter’s end. But Faereksch’Nj knows her daughters and knows that they know what they’re getting into.

(I mean, I guess we haven’t conclusively said that humans on Arkerra don’t live centuries as well. Maybe the planet orbits a lot faster than Earth, so “centuries” don’t even mean quite the same thing? But let’s assume Occam’s razor on this one.)