Following your direction, B’litk passes by the dragon and heads toward the portal in the clouds. At first its pace is slow, so as not to upset the dragon, but B’litk is soon galloping with all eight of its appendages up the large and foggy steps to reach the heavenly door.
It pauses in front of it to address you again. “Hope this is not the deceitful choice.” Then it crosses the threshold.
As soon as it leaves the dragon’s dimension, a strong, but familiar current hits B’litk, instinctively making it grab at the rim of the portal it just passed. The portal is smaller on this side, more uniform, rectangular. B’litk looks back inside the portal but can no longer see anything in it. Was anything inside it? It can’t recall. All B’litk knows is that it finished its mission. It restored the Timeshards and it is hoping for some help.
That is when it realizes you are on the other side of the rectangle, eager to help.
"Thanks for coming after me,
I really need your help!"
B’litk’s words etch on the other side of the rectangle it is holding onto inside the timestream. “After a few centuries behind the timestream, I finally developed a form of limited two-way communication. Apparently, in your dimension there is a thing called Internet that I can use to interact with you. But the interaction is still quite limited.”
B’litk adjusts its appendages to hold its position, trying to fend off the worst of the timestream currents. “I know it seems just a few moments since you first read my words in your device, solved my challenge, and came here to help me, but from my point of view, hundreds of years have passed. I managed to entice enough time dreamers into dreaming to restore the broken Timeshard, but in the process I got completely lost in the timestream.”
B'litk, from its precarious position, can see two possible paths ahead of itself. “To find my way to my own timeplace, I need a time-anchor. They are ghostly after-effects from Lord Time himself. The problem is that they can only be found inside timelines with high levels of chronal entropy.” B’litk believes it has found two potential timelines to search for a time-anchor. In opposite directions in the timestream, they are both teeming with chronal entropy. “Which one should I choose?”
The icy ship
The portal downstream shows a watery, icy world, filled with ancient ships and galleons. They are probably more than meets the eye, as the level of chronal entropy coming from it, indicates lots of time travelers. And ships would be a good place to start looking for an anchor.
The flame dancer
Upstream, another portal shows an enticing flamebeing dancing with abandon in an otherwise dark world. Time-anchors always cause strong elemental disturbances, and a fire elemental might have the knowledge to guide B’litk to one.