A Mort is a regular, mortal human being just like you and me (contrast with I-mort - an immortal). Time passes for morts in realtime - you live, you wake, you sleep and you die.
One day out here in the real world is one day in the game. There is no freezing of the world, there is no jumping of time - no 'pause' button and definitely no 'fast-forwards'.
If it takes you three days to fly from here to there - then you'd better find something else to do while your ship goes from here to there. When you aren't playing, you're in your ship sleeping. If you get killed, you're dead and you have to start again with a new Mort. You can be killed in your ship while you're not playing/asleep.
Life is tough...live with it.
- All game AI's are Morts.
- All new players are Morts until they earn enough to become an I-mort.