Just to make sure, people do not become truly immortal, right?
They rather get venerable, and die of old age when their time comes. This may create a slightly different society, where even old people are fully competent at their crafts, their knowledge giving them even more respect from the younger ones.
As they stay isolated, what do they see? They live in paradise, bordered by frozen wastelands, occassionally producing a few dirty attackers they can deal with easily. They certainly are worth more than anyone outside, right? Go to Comment
Hmmm... old people that can be still competent in their Art...
A wise Khan that does not despise the other lands completely, may know the value of experts. For those, especially when they start to get older (maybe even sick), the offer of quality long life may sound tempting. Some experts may be offered the chance of serving the Land of the Living... and few would refuse outright... some may agree.
This of course depends on the contacts they have with the outside world, and how pissed the surrounding nations are at this stealing of their most talented men and women. Go to Comment
They do grow old and die of old age, how competent they are is up to you, as is their veiws on society and culture.
One small thing I considered but forgot to post: The mist effect only works on the way the cells interact with each other to heal each other. Otherwise, single celled oraganisims would also be as hard to destroy and the people would either have super immune systems or be carrying superpowered diseases to let loose when they leave their land. Either way it's not a good thing to have or encounter, so single celled organisms and bacteria get to die here just as they would anywhere else. Go to Comment
Does the term Shangra-la meen anything to you? They will have their own special society.
Eventually, they will look outside and see the mess that the world is. Fearing for their special place, they will create a confusing mist, invisability, ofuscations of all sorts, just to keep themselves from being found by the Outside,,, where there primative barbarism will not effect them. Go to Comment
Imagine the Land of the Living after a century or two of gathering experts, immigration permission being sort of a reward - the greatest storehouse of knowledge and Mecca of science.
It would be the greatest of privileges for a student to be able to study in the Grand University of the Khan, in a land that does not know sickness, hunger, accidents, and that no-one dares to attack anymore.
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