Duke Chronos looks almost visibly pained by someone playing with spacetime like a toy. Well, someone aside from him."No time for that, I'm afraid, for we only have--"
His heads spin again with that slot machine sound.
"--ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD!"
And for all the fanfare you expected a much more sensational style of time-travel. Instead the world around you "jerks" into a new configuration: a wild deciduous forest at night. Some of you may notice the stars are much clearer here than they are in most of the world/time you are from. Septagram you'd say it's more like ancient times when there weren't so many lights polluting the sky. But Duke Chronos you immediately know you're in a future time.
A black-and-grizzled white pug walks up to you all. It's a very ugly pug, with a tongue that clearly can't fit in its mouth by the way it sticks out, and bulging eyes that wall-eye like a fish.
The five-headed creature is nowhere to be seen.
"Actually, it would app-"Septagram takes to the air to try and see what is around other than the pug. "Duke, Manipulator, Assessments please. The ancients are screaming that we are in the past, but I don't sense enough mystic energy for that to be true. Are we looking at an Apocalypse scenario?"
Duke Chronos sighs quietly and sheathes Tempus Aeternum in its cane, looking like a highly confused yet extremely dapper gentleman as he leans against it while looking at the starry sky. He decides to handle things in reverse order, turning to Manipulator. "I assume you mean how he moved us in time? That'd all depend on your grasp of temporal mechanics."A sensible person in Manipulator's shoes would recognise that he had recieved three pieces of crucial advice that would be ideal to share with his comrades. But Manipulator is far too used to being a secretive player who can't even trust his own allies.
Having remembered the report at the last second, Manipulator begins to feel a bit better. A perceptive individual (so not Asskick) would realise that his look of suppressed worry behind feigned stoic features has changed from genuine suppresed worry being feigned stoic features to fake worry behind a real sense of calm.
"I wonder why they came after us?" speculates Manipulator allowed, knowing he's giving nothing away by saying it. "It would be curious to get our hands on the formula behind all this."