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  • The Glass of Time
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  • The Glass of Time (alternatively referred to as simply "The Hourglass") is a mysterious device, likely of Gem origin, housed in the Sea Shrine located on Earth. It is a powerful artifact which allows the wielder to return to points in the past, and it is hinted to also allow them to travel into the future. It is kept in the temple known as the Sea Shrine and is surrounded by countless other hourglasses of differing appearance, though all except the Glass lack any special properties. This is specifically to keep out intruders, as when any hourglass that is not the Glass of Time is removed from its position, the temple floods itself and will remain that way for the next hundred years. Steven inadvertently takes it in the episode "Steven and the Stevens", escaping with it before the shrine fl
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  • The Glass of Time (alternatively referred to as simply "The Hourglass") is a mysterious device, likely of Gem origin, housed in the Sea Shrine located on Earth. It is a powerful artifact which allows the wielder to return to points in the past, and it is hinted to also allow them to travel into the future. It is kept in the temple known as the Sea Shrine and is surrounded by countless other hourglasses of differing appearance, though all except the Glass lack any special properties. This is specifically to keep out intruders, as when any hourglass that is not the Glass of Time is removed from its position, the temple floods itself and will remain that way for the next hundred years. Steven inadvertently takes it in the episode "Steven and the Stevens", escaping with it before the shrine floods due to Amethyst, who had taken a different hourglass. Steven soon discovers the magical properties of the hourglass on accident, sending himself back in time. However, due to his incorrect and eventually wanton misuse of the artifact, he ends up creating numerous alternate timelines, even forming a band out of Stevens. Realizing that things are getting out of hand, Steven attempts to rectify things, but soon realizes he's only creating even more Stevens, intent on stopping him from doing so. Eventually, Steven and the Stevens travel back to the point at which he originally picked up the Glass of Time. Future Steven knocks it out of past Steven's hands, smashing it and destroying all alternate timelines created by the hourglass, which causes all the extra Stevens to turn to dust and vanish from existence. This leaves our hero incredibly confused, as he just watched several dozen alternate versions of himself die. He decides to write a song about it.