Change involves endings. Speaking of the new war between trolls and elves, Tyr tells Skafloc:
the trolls have new allies (but he does not say who);
"More is at stake than elves or trolls know" (The Broken Sword, p. 84) (but he does not say what);
"The Norns spin many a thread to its end these days" (ibid.) (but he does not say whose).
Skafloc is not living in "the End Times," because there are no such "Times," but it seems that he is living in a time of endings.
Some of our contemporaries think that there must be conflict in the Middle East because that will initiate Armageddon which will have a good outcome for them. Meanwhile, Skafloc has been warned that, in his period, many lives or destinies will end. Tyr adds:
"'Therefore I, the war-wager, am on earth.'" (ibid.)