The Matter of the North
The chronoscope is a magical device of uncertain origins and as uncertain uses. There is a great deal of debate surrounding its primary function, with some claiming it can see into other times and places, and others upholding the belief that it allows unlimited access to crones the world over. The confusion is only deepened by the extreme secrecy surrounding the two chronoscopes in known existence, which are held at Barrow and Meiringbury.
Time chronoscope theorists believe that the chronoscope enables the viewer to see other points in the space-time continuum and, under the right circumstances, to travel to them. They also say that it can be a portal to an otherworldly dimension, where angels and other beings dwell. Are the governments of Taradonia and Tenrobys using this technology to collaborate with these beings and mould time and space to their own designs? Time chronoscope theorists say yes!
A key piece of evidence can be found in the Royal Palace of Talbasar, where there is a century-old fresco commemorating the investiture of the new Sultan. This fresco depicts the ambassadors of barbarian realms, among whom is a figure closely resembling the Steward of Dyfwethil, Milo DyFwethilton. As Steward Milo is a Human, not an Elf, it can only be assumed that his presence has something to do with the existence of the chronoscope.