The Last Cough from a Man with Juiner's Lung seems to consider the Old People a separate race, and a race from which Vlad and/or Morrolan already have a friend. Since this race is both old (presumably older than the Serioli) and knowledgeable about Great Weapons, and yet are not Serioli, possibilities include
- Sethra Lavode and Tukko, who certainly could be of a different race, and are older than the Dragaeran Empire, or
- The Necromancer, which might mean that the Serioli refer to Demons as the Old People, or even
- Lords of Judgment, for obvious reasons.
If the first, (I think so) then this information is another clue about Sethra and Tukko. -- Steve R 20:27, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
The above speculation cannot possibly be correct; it is based on a misinterpretation of the text. The 'Old People' are obviously Easterners, not a separate race.
- See also Talk:Old_People.
A speculative but reasonable notion is that the Serioli also presumably know that Dragaerans are Easterners that were subjected to extensive genetic modification by the Jenoine, thus they may refer to Dragaerans as the New People.