The “Chessboard” relates to the 42 beings that existed at the Begining of Time. Most were thrust there to act as a defending force and to prevent “real” time travel. They have existed since the very begining of time and through the five times that the multiverse has been destroyed and remade. Each is roughly 90 billion years old. It is guarded by the immortal AI/Robot A G 2.
They are divided into several basic groups.