Elminster was said to be born in 212 DR and his current age is ~1267 years old. How is this possible?
I have read that he was a skilled and experienced human, not just in wizardry but in other classes such as warrior and rogue. He was also blessed and chosen by the Goddess of all magic, Mystra. Did he gain his longevity from this meeting?
Disclaimer: I have not read the Elminster Series novels but I also couldn't find information online regarding his long life.