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Before The Age of Strife, Humanity had built the Men of Iron, develop space warp travel, and became so technologically developed that most aliens had to reluctantly sign peace treaties because Humanity was too strong of an opponent for them to attack at the time. So, from TAoS to the Great Crusade to the current timeline now, could Humans have lived about maybe 520-600 pre Eldar Empire Fall but now can only live up to 300-400? Sure they use eugenic treatments but maybe when they are in their late 200yrs of life?

What do you guys think.
   
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Confessor Of Sins




Inquisitor Eisenhorn is about 350 by the time of the third book, and he seems quite sure he can live another 350 if no one kills him before that. The thing to remember is that he's a powerful guy with access to pretty much anything he knows he can ask for. I'd guess humans living on a rich world before it all went to hell would have had access to such treatments for everyone, or at least for a lot more of their people than the present-day IoM is able to.
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Dorset, England

It hard to tell really, the Warhammer wiki has 400 years as the longest a human can survive without mechanical assistance using juvenat only. Belisarius Cawl demonstrates that with the right mechanical means one can exist almost indefinitely.

In the Solar Macharius books it is stated that some people take to juvenat treatment better than others, so there could be quite a lot of variation in this.
   
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Keeper of the Holy Orb of Antioch





avoiding the lorax on Crion

There's meant to be some creepy mechanical coffin thing, that seems partial bastadized dreadnought tech that can prolong life in this machine. Your basically entombed in advanced life support.

Its kinda insane... And creepy. So perfect 40k...

I know not its name but it's kinda a fate worse than death almost to those who fear death so much they want to live in basically a coffin.

Edit. There's a few alternates.

They all have massive downsides bar about 1


The Rite of Setesh - At about 500 years of age the strength of most human bodies is utterly spent and death becomes inevitable. However, some Imperial potentates refuse to accept their fate and instead they choose to invoke the Adeptus Mechanicus' Rite of Setesh. The subject’s body is mummified alive and permanently sealed within a coffin-like exoskeleton, where he or she can spend several Terran centuries in agony and claustrophobic horror before death finally claims the individual. Many members of the Mechanicum see the Rite of Setesh as a practice bordering on Tech-Heresy. Only the most radical Tech-priests would even consider performing the procedure on another person, and even then only in exchange for a fortune in money or political favours. The Mechanicum itself has no need for such cumbersome life-extending machinery. In their search for mechanical purity they have found better and more lasting ways to preserve their existence, by replacing the flesh entirely with machines rather then conserving it.



Psychic Powers
A few psykers and Sorcerers have mastered their art well enough to utilise the Warp's revitalising effect on their own bodies and thereby take control over the aging process. The greatest master of this ability is the Emperor, who kept himself alive for more than 40,000 Terran years before he was interred within the Golden Throne. He could even extend this power to preserve valued servants, such as Malcador the Sigillite, and this gift is still evident in many of the Living Saints of the Adepta Sororitas.


Halo Devices
Beyond those forbidden heights, gated and bound by bonds that man should never break, waits a throne that gods would fear to take.
Note found in the personal documents of renegade Inquisitor Erya Nephthys
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The host of a Halo Device satisfying his unholy hunger for human flesh; the device has merged with his throat
On some Dead Worlds, in the volume of space at the rim of the galaxy known as the Halo Stars, travellers sometimes find alien artefacts left behind by long lost civilisations. The strangest and maybe the most powerful of these are the so-called Halo Devices. Many rich fools search for Halo Devices as an easy way to cheat death, but only the most unfortunate find what they are looking for. Prolonged contact between a human and a Halo Device does form a bond that rejuvenates the physical body of the human host, but at the same time it initiates a horrible transformation. The host stops aging and gains inhuman strength and resilience, but his body and soul begins to change. Visions of alien worlds fill his dreams and unholy thirsts plague his days.

After years of use the Halo Device becomes an integrated part of the host body, which itself mutates into an alien monstrosity. In the end nothing remains of the host’s human personality, but the cunning xenos menace which has risen in its stead is practically immortal and can even return from the dead to serve its unknown purpose.



http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Life_Extension_Technologies

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Always figured that the average citizen could live longer without the eugenic treatments and living up to 400 isn't that bad of a lifespan to have. Thanks for all your input guys.
   
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Somewhere... over the rainbow

The average citizen won't have any access to life-extension technologies though. That is is only available to the elite. The average citizen lives a short life filled with toil and suffering.

А сегодня, что для завтра сделал Я?
But today I don't feel like doing anything... 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





keep in mind life extension tech is expensive, and the IoM has no reason to roll it out for everyone. your average guardsman or factory worker is a replaceable cog. now that partiuclarly talented general? might be worth keeping HIM around

Ultimately the power of an Inquisitor extends as far as he can make it extend 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Kyril Sinderman lived for 1500 yrs after the Heresy. Longest lived regular humie I can think of.
Kept alive by arcane technologies and an ornate suit of power armour.
He started out as a remembrancer. Then became one of the founders of the Inq and died during the war of the beast.
So your 600 odd years might be a bit low.
Pre fall i imaging they might have shared the wealth as it were around a bit more. Rather than keep it for the elite.
   
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ClatterSharp wrote:
Before The Age of Strife, Humanity had built the Men of Iron, develop space warp travel, and became so technologically developed that most aliens had to reluctantly sign peace treaties because Humanity was too strong of an opponent for them to attack at the time. So, from TAoS to the Great Crusade to the current timeline now, could Humans have lived about maybe 520-600 pre Eldar Empire Fall but now can only live up to 300-400? Sure they use eugenic treatments but maybe when they are in their late 200yrs of life?

What do you guys think.




Humanity had eliminated disease and created immunity for all known poisons during the height of the Dark Age of Technology, and had an advanced biotechnology base. So, I could see Humans living a good five centuries during that period.



Any Human worlds (including Terra) that lost the ability to practice such advanced sciences and medicine, combined with the breakdown of infrastructure, communications, and trade when the Warp Storms got nasty, would have seen a drastic reduction of the Human lifespan and life expectancy. On the worst planets, it could've fallen back to the levels of Europe in the early Middle Ages.


During the Great Crusade, life extension technology started making a comeback. But the Heresy, and troubles thereafter over the centuries, probably slowed the rate of advances in such medical technologies, and made them too expensive and specialized for use by the general population. The only people who get such treatments are important Imperial Adepta, the wealthiest of nobles, and the better off Rogue Traders. The Magos Biologis hasn't yet recovered enough to match the level of life extension that existed during Mankind's height. Three to four hundred years is about the best we've seen in the Imperium so far, unless I'm missing something lore-wise.
   
 
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