I'm having trouble reconciling the mathematics of storing/tapping feruchemic atium (youth). I believe that an atium-ferring (notjust a compounder, twinborn, or full-feruchemist, any atium-ferring) could greatly extend their lifespan beyond its natural limit, however, I'm not sure if this makes atium-feruchemy fundamentally end-positive (making it distinct from feruchemy that relies on "natural" metals), or just a bizarre type of end-neutral. I didn't want to bog this post down with a bunch of calculus; I'll type out and share my calculations if there's interest, but otherwise, it's not that integral (see what I did there? ) to the dialog.

If an atium ferring who would naturally die of old age at 71 began storing as much youth as they could at 20-years old (storing 50 years at age 20, 30 years at age 40, and 1 year at age 69) every day until their 70th birthday, they could accumulate approximately 1300 "years" of youth. If they then began tapping their youth storage (1 year of youth while they're 70, 20 years or youth while they're 90, ect.), they could keep themselves at age 70 for approximately 50 years before running out of feruchemic charge and dying, putting them at 120-ish years old.

Strictly speaking, the Investiture is all coming from their own soul, so it looks like the situation obeys the normal end-neutral laws...However, I feel like almost doubling the number of years they can be alive by manipulating when they store/when they tap undermines the spirit of the end-neutral system.

I'm not sure which side of the fence I should fall on. Does anyone have some insight into this issue that might make it a little clearer?

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+hwilesI'm having trouble reconciling the mathematics of storing/tapping feruchemic atium (youth). I believe that an atium-ferring (

just a compounder, twinborn, or full-feruchemist, any atium-ferring) could greatly extend their lifespan beyond its natural limit, however, I'm not sure if this makes atium-feruchemy fundamentally end-positive (making it distinct from feruchemy that relies on "natural" metals), or just a bizarre type of end-neutral. I didn't want to bog this post down with a bunch of calculus; I'll type out and share my calculations if there's interest, but otherwise, it's not that integral (see what I did there? ) to the dialog.notIf an atium ferring who would naturally die of old age at 71 began storing as much youth as they could at 20-years old (storing 50 years at age 20, 30 years at age 40, and 1 year at age 69) every day until their 70th birthday, they could accumulate approximately 1300 "years" of youth. If they then began tapping their youth storage (1 year of youth while they're 70, 20 years or youth while they're 90, ect.), they could keep themselves at age 70 for approximately 50 years before running out of feruchemic charge and dying, putting them at 120-ish years old.

Strictly speaking, the Investiture is all coming from their own soul, so it looks like the situation obeys the normal end-neutral laws...However, I feel like almost doubling the number of years they can be alive by manipulating when they store/when they tap undermines the spirit of the end-neutral system.

I'm not sure which side of the fence I should fall on. Does anyone have some insight into this issue that might make it a little clearer?

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