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- This article is about the nature of most life on the Material Plane. For the ATech starship, see Immortal (starship).
Most life on the Material Plane experiences mortality, wherein the creature's life has a definite beginning and ending linked to the points in time when its soul is joined to and released from a vessel. Any entity that has a soul but has not yet been judged by Pharasma in the Boneyard is considered mortal.
Individual creatures who naturally experience mortality are known as mortals, as opposed to those who do not, who are often known as immortals — a line increasingly blurred by technology capable of indefinitely extending creatures' lifespans. However, immortality is not simply the absence of mortality. Perpetually living mortals still receive judgment from Pharasma at the ends of their lives.