You are searching for the Torimbalo.

“Well I still don’t know what that is,” corrected Rex, “I’m looking for the Ortrix right now.”

Rex continued his clumsy dance through time and space, following the temporally luminous thread of the Ortrix. The Other followed alongside.

On a nondescript planetoid, in a system that no longer existed, the thread unravelled.

Finding where it ended, Rex turned to his companion bewildered.

“This isn’t the Ortrix. This is the time belt!”