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As a huge lore buff when it comes to The Elder Scrolls series I was rather disappointed when in the "Ask Us Anything" they revealed a couple of lore-breaking moments.
What I'd mainly like to get to I'll quote below:
Books have always held an important place in the lore of The Elder Scrolls, and those that increase skills are my favorite. Will we be able to find these two types of books in ESO? Will there be a sequel to "The Lusty Argonian Maid"? – By Emmanuelle Mareuil
The current plan is to have both those kinds of books in ESO – and plenty of them. We have new lore books (by the scad) and old favorites from previous TES games – including both volumes of “The Lusty Argonian Maid.”
Long story short, the Author of "The Lusty Argonian Maid" was imperial and was born somewhere during the third era. Whilst TESO will take place in the second era if I am not mistaken. Other than that they implied that the beastial races have an equal lifespan of the human kind which I will quote below:
"Elves live two to three times as long as humans and the “beast-races” (Orcs, Khajiiti, Argonians). A 200-year-old Elf is old; a 300-year-old Elf is very, very old indeed. Anyone older than that has prolonged his or her lifespan through powerful magic."
To start with, the "Orcs" are called Orsimer and are shortlived elves. They have about half the life expectancy of the Imperial and the Breton. Most bestial races can not be expected to live as long as the "human" kind. Mer on the other hand (disregarding the Orsimer) seem to be on the spot in their answer.
I don't mind that they are squeezing themselves into the empty period of the second era. But they should atleast try to not break the lore like that. Maybe their Loremaster isn't indepth in their lore after all?