This is the log of the travels of IMS Spartucus and the adventures of her crew. It is the 26th century by Earth’s standard, though galactic civilization recognizes the present day as falling within Galactic Year (GY) 4285.
Galactic dates consist only of days and years, and are based on the rotation and orbital period of the Haruan homeworld of Haru around Sualocin. The galactic year is roughly equivalent to 487 Earth days, and a galactic day lasts 25.7 Earth hours. There is no galactic equivalent to Earth months. Dates are referred to in YYYY.DDD format (e.g. the Haruans made contact with Earthlings on 4214.117, the 117th day of GY 4214). Time is measured as a percentage of the galactic day (although most Earthlings still measure time in hours, minutes, and seconds—00:00:00 to 25:41:59).
Weights and Measures
Although there is a galactic standard for measuring weight, distance, and volume, many races (including Earthlings) have kept their own standards. Translation software automatically converts units of measure while translating languages. Earthlings use the metric system.
Despite the differences in time measure, the campaign will still use the standard Time Chart. From 1 segment to 6 Hours, the time frames match Earth measures. Days, years and centuries correspond to galactic measures (although galactic measure does not officially include centuries, 1 century on the Time Chart is 100 galactic years). One week is 7 galactic days, 1 month is 39 galactic days, and 1 season is 122 galactic days.