Though some of the technopriests of the Muvari have developed or reverse-engineered more advanced methods of time keeping, the traditional method has been that of the sun dial. Crude sun dials were made by thrusting a stick into the sand and reading the shadow. The Muvari also found that the stick in the sand method worked by moonlight, but due to the double moons of
The Muvari also found that the stick in the sand method worked by moonlight but, due to the double moons of Mars, it was a much more complicated process since there were conflicting light sources. This difficulty of discerning the proper shadow by moon fostered the phrase “stick of the moon” which was used when time was difficult to discern, insubstantial, or scarcely available.