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They can speak of Ancient Athens and Babylon as casually as we might speak of yesterday, for to them those ancient cities are but recent memories.
They were already old when all the nations we know were born, even those now vanished into history.
Think about all it has seen; the slow dance of the continents, the long march of evolution, the sudden flowering of civilization. A god or major Eldritch Abomination is often a time abyss, as are Precursors and Elves (depending on how much better the elves are, many aren't old enough to follow this trope).
A million years."There are the old, and then there are the truly old. Cities and nations may last a few millennia, and we think them old, but the truly old are so much older.
Oh, we can talk about them easily enough, just more big numbers, but we can't intuit them.
"I was old when the molecules of your world joined and called themselves land and sea and fish and man. They were there when brick was first laid on brick, over five thousand years ago.
That's why they come back to Z'ha'dum every time they're driven off. They may have watched the trilobites come, and go, with eyes older than the stars. Contemplating such immense spans of time is like looking into an abyss, an inducement to vertigo, for they are more than we can grasp.
We all know what a second or a week feels like; a million years (or even ten thousand) is beyond all human experience.It is from this incomprehension that this trope draws its power, when done right, an evocation of incomprehensible age that appeals to our sense of wonder.