The Hourglass was an object created by Hermes Trismegistus when Qhobeg 2 accidentally caused the calibrations of a Deus Ex Machine to go wrong. Bill Nye, a shapeshifting scientist that takes the guise of the real Bill Nye, was creating the device to allow Qhobeg 2 to amplify his Story-Wielding powers to move the entire Laniakea Supercluster back to its original position (formerly moved by the mysterious group known as R.I.T.E.). After Qhobeg ruined the calibration attempt Bill Nye and Hermes Trismegistus had to stop the Deus Ex Machine from obliterating the universe. Unable to stop the event Hermes trapped the entire hour of time within an hourglass. The hourglass itself is filmed in quintessence by a process of lamimagiation whereby magic, in this case quintessence, is used to laminate an object. This means only the most powerful of deities could open the device. To further ensure the safety of the NeSiverse, Hermes sent the hourglass into the Deep Void between universes where nothing exists.