((no it is why, he got side tracked with thoughts of ale. Um, non of your characters wonder what the holocaust is? Odin, Vidar, and Cracken would know but that would be it.))
Well we get this time matrix go back to when the Star was being built. We destroy it then and there. With that done there would be no holocaust, as such there would be no finding of the time matrix. I assume that the Aeges would fix the time loop....
"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
Official Forum Expert on Norse Mythology
As Odin says in the Hovamal:
"Praise no day 'til evening; no wife 'til on her pyre; no sword 'til tested;
no maid 'til bedded; no ice 'til crossed;
no ale 'til drunk."