It took a while.

The Ortrix had led an interesting existence. As the time-belt it had observed the beginning and end of governments, watched the deaths of lovers and seen evil men frustrated over and over again. Empires rose and fell on its unyielding law. When used as a weapon, it more often than not backfired. When used for personal gain, it invariably led to heartbreak.

Those who used it well learned to ride it, saw some sights and left things mostly the way they were.

The time-belt did not allow time to change, but it did cause some mind-bending time loops.