Tann - yes, those staves will be getting heavy soon. Let's have her hold the staff of fury and stash the other two. She should be able to carry both in her girdle of many pouches, this way she will have on hand. But let me know, otherwise the offer from Talca is most welcome. Thanks, Eol!
Sundial - Remember the Legend Lore riddle too - "Time is fleeting, time is fast. Time is a combination of future and past." - Makes me think moving the numbers into combinations of opposites might be a thing.
I think the comments about the numbers not being evenly spaced was about their numerical sequence, not the amount of space between the numbers. The numbers are physically equal distances apart, but that distance seems to represent amounts.
Lothor would prefer to not just "wing it" and guess. He suspects this is some powerful magic and might well just shift them to some other time in the past or future. But he has no idea. He would express his desire to not mess with it if they are clueless, but would follow the directions of those more knowledgeable (foolhardy?)in the ways of magic.
Though Mom came home Fri night its been crazy getting everything set up from home health aid to doc appointments and such. Never knew you could actually do all that on a Saturday lol So I'll post later this week if I get enough posts in. Thanks for your patience everyone.