That last line sound awfully foreboding, though.
Nope, it was the time each of their given souls was linked to V. The first one just a few minutes, the last one hours, I think.Two, I think. I believe it was a set amount of time, which was then subdivided amongst the three of them.
This sounds like it should be an actual D&D item.Good thing he returned it. Walking out with a Holy Tankard of the Temple of Thor could result in unwanted Lightning Strikes.