this was the term used by the Gamorreans to describe the spring season on their homeworld of Gamorr. It was named because the climate was usually rainy and dismal, and runoffs of melting snow turn the ground into muddy quagmires. It was during Slushtime that most of the fungi and mold grown on the planet begin to grow, taking hold in the damp ground and dank hollows. Most Gamorrean offspring are born during this season, and most Gamorrean weddings take place at the midpoint of slushtime. The end of slushtime, denoted by the gradual drying out of the mudflats, signals the beginning of wartime, and sparks the raiding of other villages.