So we all know that Elves have a very long lifespan, capable of living for thousands of years, while Humans usually don't live for over a 100 years, but what about Bretons? They have Elven blood in them, so is their lifespan extended because of this, or do they suffer the same short life as any other race of Men? Tell me what you think, and why or why not.
I think the Bretons, having both Human and Elven blood, would posess a lifespan longer than a Nord, yet shorter than an Altmer. Since Humans typically live for 100 years and Elves typically live for 1000 years both naturally, I'm putting the Bretons at a few hundred, around 200-500.
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the opposite is true. Something about man blood not being able to handle magicka like the elves do and as such they live shorter lives than typical humans and die in their 50s or 60s unless otherwise artificially allowed to live longer by use of magic, vampirism, etc
That is very interesting indeed, although I doubt it's true since the Bretons have Mer blood in them which gives them a natural affinity for Magicka, thus are able to handle its adverse affects. Personally, I don't see how a Breton's lifespan could possibly be shortened by this. If I remember correctly, I once read a page briefly mentioning a 300 year old Breton, implying that their lifespan is somewhat extended by their Mer blood. Do you have any additional informating supporting your claim?
Delphine is a Breton who doesn't use magic. Assuming she was 20 at the time of the great war, which was thirty years ago in-game, she is somewhere between 50-60 years old. Looking at the elderly charachters in game it looks like Delphine has a good 30 years at least before she becomes elderly, so it's looking like Bretons have the same if not slightly longer lifespan than men, if the average is 100. My guess has always been 150.