I have searched the official site and forums and have found no information on these aspects.

I have a few questions:

1. I understand that there is an ageing process and characters grow old. Do characters die through ageing? If so, does that mean that players must start a new character from zero?

2. What happens when a character dies in-game (killed in PvP, or through starvation, or falling off a cliff, or whatever)? Is there a "permanent death" system and you have to start a new character? Or is there some sort of resurrection system (and if so, are there penalties for dying)?

Thank you.