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Encyclopdedia Eternica

The Passing of Time

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last updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2001


In Eternia, there are 100 seconds to a minute, 100 minutes to an hour, 10 hours to a day. The hours are named as follows:

    Hour of the Mouse (dawn into day)
    Hour of the Dog
    Hour of the Horse
    Hour of the Otter
    Hour of the Randurn
    Hour of the Sprite
    Hour of the Raven (dusk)
    Hour of the Bat (night)
    Hour of the Deathwatcher (legendary creature, darkest night)
    Hour of the Owl (night)

In common lingo, "It's the Hour of the Sprite," or "We'll meet at the end of the Hour of the Dog." Folks don't get much more precise than that.

For the anal retentive out there, this is 100,000 seconds per day instead of 86,400, but who says the seconds are precisely equivalent? There are also 10 months during the year, named just like the hours, with 50 days per month.