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Candlemark is a unit of time (approximately an hour)[1] used in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar fiction. It is also used in Xena fanfic, and in Pern fan fiction and roleplaying, although it is not a term used in Pern canon and there is debate about the use of candles in that fictional world.


  1. "A candlemark is roughly an hour" answer by Mercedes Lackey at Ask Misty Archive - Valdemar. Accessed October 1, 2008.