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You can set a universal time standard, that's planet-independent, and can be applied to faraway galaxies that aren't able to keep track of the rotations of a distant planet, by using universal physics time-based constants to keep track of time. The way we do it, currently, is by creating microwave pulses whose frequency is a rational fraction of the caesium-...


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According to a comment posted by OP, travel between worlds is by magic portal. These portals could all experience a fluctuation, or oscillation, that happens at a very regular interval (say once every earth year). Every portal in the universe experiences this fluctuation at the same rate, based off of some yet to be discovered fundamental principle of the ...


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As a percentage or fraction of your typical lifespan This works best if elves etc. have proportionately longer childhoods. A typical person on Earth lives to 80 Earth-years and I am 40, so my age is 50% or "one half-life". On planet Zod a human lifespan is 30 Zod-years, so an elf lives to about 113 Zod-years. An elf aged 150 Earth-years (aka 56 Zod-years) ...


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If possible, I'd like to find an idea that is not "they pick a main planet and apply their standard" They likely wouldn't. It's hard enough for us on one planet to use a standard, try to apply it across species and different planets. In fact, let me illustrate this with an example from the real world: ask somebody from the USA how tall they are. Now ask ...


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Incorporate this very issue into your story Of course time keeping was an important issue in the higher societies of wise men, that's why they discussed it, and the Time Keepers where formed. A small detachment of them exist in every "civilized" world, where they mantain a pulsating magical orb that is syncronized with every other orb. By counting the ...


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I assume all relevant species know the concept of time and have a way to keep track of their time or else they would not even know how old they are compared to other members of their species. All you need now is a way to mathematically convert the unit of time the humans use to the unit of time the elves use and then they can tell each other how old they ...


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Problems & Solutions Safely entering the area The extreme sudden difference from a sharp change would likely damage most hints to enter the field. Because of this, you should likely use one of the following methods. The field has a gradient barrier, or objects that enter partially get a similar field around their body as they enter. These allow for less ...


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