Glossary Entry: Martron

A Standard Galactic Unit of Time, the Martron is equal to 60(ish) Ribecs, with approximately 60 martrons in a marbec and 25 marbecs in a malton unit. Standard Galactic Units are based, roughly, on the New Terran Units that were adopted soon after the expulsion of Amercadia’s Eastern Hemisphere, once the implementation of the Eastern Matrix (see: Only Possible Recourse, Our) had added the extra marbec to the planet’s rotation and increased (almost doubled, in fact) the time it took for the moon to revolve around the planet. Even on planets on which the passing of time has little in common with that of Amercadia, either past or present, the terms “martron” and “ribec” are used to convey the passing of a very short amount of time, synonymous with “moment.”