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THE HISTORY OF THE TIME LORDS PART I
THE DARK TIME
Event Zero and Ancient Gallifrey
following color code and terms are used:
information from the TV Series
(Including the Dimensions in Time, and Universal/BCC Telemovie, Scream of the Shalka)
information from the Novels
(Virgin, BCC, I Who (which isn't a novel but it's source material is))
information from The Infinity Doctors and some of Cold Fusion
(I put The Infinity Doctors as 8th Doctor sidetrip. I admit I could be wrong.)
information from deliberately created alternate version of Doctor Who
(The Unbound Series, Death Comes to Time [Zagreus strongly implies that DCTT is an alternate Gallifrey the Rassilon deliberatly negated])
information from 'licensed' reference sources
(The Technical Manual, Monsters, and The Gallifrey Chronicles)
information from 'unreliable' sources:
(FASA's role-playing game, the Nth Doctor, Destiny of the Doctors (I don't trust them either, but you never know))
information from unofficial sources
( Lawrence Miles' books, the Benny adventures)
information from speculative sources
(my own speculation, and other fan speculation. Includes ideas from sites listed on my home page.)
? The event occurred approximately in this interval.
?? A pretty wild guess as to when this event took place.
-- (before the beginning of all beginnings)
Only two forces exist - Good and Evil
(before Time, Light, Space, and Matter,
before the Cataclysm, / before the Doctor's Universe / before Time)
The Beast claims to have been imprisoned on Krop Tor by the Disciples of Light. The Doctor beleives that no life could have existed at this point. Sometime between the Time of Legend (when the Time Lords invent black holes) and the Humanian Era the planet Krop Tor be put in orbit of the black hole K-37 Gem 5. The Beast will be the template for evil and numerous cultures will have legends inspired by it.
before Modern Gallifrey / Before the
formation of the Multiverse)
The Cataclysm??: An Ur-Universe forms in the first Big Bang. Time is born as is matter and space. The forces of Good and Evil shatter leaving only echos. This Universe was “open” and expanded until heat death and beyond. Secondary universes bud off from the Ur-Universe. The Ur-Univers is like a series of russian dolls. Inside each universe is another. This budding process is probably an act of deliberate creation by sentient beings. It occurs throughout the Ur-Universe, producing a sea of isolated universes. The lifeforms, called Intercreationals, are composed of these universes exist and in this sea. These Swimmers are far more powerful than Chronovores (and Gaurdians) and can destroy universes by touching them.
“Always the same.”
Event 0 - A
random fluctuation of energy creates a
Bang, which produces the Normal-Space Universe. This Universe
collapsing and expanding over billions of
years. One of the physical constants of this universe might be
the Doctor as he appears in several very different Universes that were spawned at the same time
as this one. It
should be noted the Cybermen, the Brigadier, Liz Shaw,
and Benton all appear in other
universes and thus are
also constants. The
Great Old One, Fenric, believed that the Doctor was a Great Old One. The
claims that the Doctor is able to transcend death
because ideas cannot die. This implies that the Doctor is
conceptual entity. The
Doctor exists in 3 forms: the Other, the Renegade,
and Guardian of Justice and Morality. In every cycle the Universe
goes through, the Doctor begins as the Other, becomes the Renegade, and
eventually evolves into the Guardian of Justice and Morality.
Hastur the Unspeakable
Hastur the Unspeakable (Fenric) is formed out of the anti-life impulses inherent in the new Universe. He will become a Great Old One and will be responsible for the creation of the Fendahl.
(The Time before Time)
The Seven Shadows are created. They will later be put into a flask and used to imprison Fenric.
-- After an unknown number of cycles, the gestalt entity known as the Nestene Consciousness or Shub-Niggurath comes into existence.
The Shub-Niggurath (Nestene Consciousness) and perhaps other beings (probably
Nyarlathotep) survived the creation of
the previous Universe. In this Universe, space was green instead
of black, and stars looked like giant doughnuts. There
are Time Lords in this universe. The Shub-Niggurath
becomes the Director of the CIA of this Universes
She holds sway over this universe.
(shortly before the Cathedral was built)
The Grey Man's People observe the evolution of the First Humanoids in a star system 30,000,000,000 light years from Sol.
(15 billion years before the 20th century)
They Grey Man builds the Cathedral Metahedron. This Cathedral will survive into the next universe.
-- A war breaks out involving the previous Daleks and the previous Key to Time. Relizing that the end of this Universe is upon them, the Old Time Lords of the previous universe shunt themselves into a parallel universe (with a slightly longer lifespan) to escape this destruction. They become the Great Old Ones. None of them remember the previous Universe. The sentient void left in the old universe will become the Dark when it reforms (after the Big Bang).-10,000,000,000 (13,500,017,903 BC / pretty close to exactly 10,000,000 years before the Qqaba mission / at least 3 or 4 cycles after the Shub-Niggurath appear existence)
(right after the Big Bang)
The 11 dimensions begin to solidify from the chaos. The three spatial (dimensions 1-3) and two temporal dimensions (4-5) form first. The remaining 6 dimensions curled up to become the Six-Fold Realm (aka Calabai-Yau Space). The Space-Time Vortex (dimension 5) is also known as the Astral Plane and Two of the dimension might be named Possibility and Imagination. The realites of other dimensions can manefest themselves in the N-Space universe as works of fiction. There are 4 forces in the universe, Gravity, Electromagnetism, Strong Nuclear, and Weak Nuclear. It is the Weak Nuclear Force which allows the existance of the 5th Dimension. The Universe will continue to expand for billions of years. The universe has 9 corners. Some minor Paradoxes form within the first picosecond of the Universe's existence. Causality is largely structureless at this point.
THE ELEVEN DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE
Number Dimension Color Gaurdian Key to Time
1 Length N/A N/A N/A
2 Width N/A N/A N/A
3 Height N/A N/A N/A
4 Time/Thought N/A N/A N/A
5 Space-T. Vortex N/A N/A N/A
6 ?? White Structure / Order / Light 1 Segment
7 ?? Black Chaos/Darkness/Entropy 2 Segment
8 ?? Red Justice/Morality/Doctor 3 Segment
9 ?? Azure Equilibrium 4 Segment
10 Imagination Crystal Toymaker / Dreams 5 Segment
11 Possiblity Gold Sentience/Life 6 Segment
The Guardians of Light, Chaos, Dreams and Justice?
then the Time Lord historical records reach)
The Great Old Ones that were High Council of the Old Time Lords become a elemental forces and an integral part of the new Universe. They become the Council of Guardians. There are six Gauridans: Light (Structure / White), Chaos (Entropy / Black), Justice (Red), Dreams (the Toymaker/Crystal), Equilibrium (Azure), and Life (Gold). Together they are the Six-Fold God. They essential for cosmic balance because they serve as conduits through which the fundamental essence of the Universe can act. On of there jobs is to ensure that the Time Lords do not abuse their abbilites to manipulate the Weak Nuclear Force. A balance between ridged order and total chaos is needed to ensure a dynamic living cosmos. For this reason the Guardians can only act in unison otherwise cosmic balance will be upset and they answer only to the Greater Old Ones known as the Grace. The Grace is probably a huge and pan-dimensional being with amazing powers and is even capable of banishing the Guardians. The Guardians nurture the early civilizations of the universe. The Black Gaurdian is responsible for 50% of the reality of the Universe. If the Black Guardian were ever to defeat the White he would become the undisputed ruler of Reality. The Gaurdian of Structure appears less likely to lie then the Gaurdian of Chaos. The Black Gaurdian is strongest as the far end of the universe and the white is weakest at this point. Among the Time Lords, only those who have served (or are serving) as President know of the true nature of the Gaurdians. They can only contact lower primates when the primate's brain has been knocked into an altered state. Other transendental beings include the Chronovores, the Eternals, Sirens of Time, the Time Vortex Wraiths (which number in the billions), and the Temporon. Vortisaurs are scavengers that inhabit the 5th Dimension and feed on temporal energy. They are uncomfortable in the 3 dimensional universe but can survive for some time. These beings exist in the Six-Fold Realm (Dimensions #6-11 aka the Center of Time) or the Space-Time Vortex (Dimension 5). The member of the Old Time Lord High Council known as the Renegade enters this Universe and becomes the Other. He will eventually become the The Red Guardian of Justice. The Great Old One, Hastur the Unspeakable, believed that the Doctor was a Great Old One.
The Key to Time
The Gods of Ragnarok
-10,000,000,000 Three of the Guardians from the previous Universe become the Gods of Ragnarok (Raag, Nah, and Rok). They have relatively little power in this universe and exist in a bubble of their own universal laws. They later create the Land of Fiction. The other three Guardians from the previous Universe become the Arma, Gedd, and Onn. One of these last three was the Renegade from the previous universe.
Yog-Sothoth, Lloigor, and Shub-Niggurath
-10,000,000,000 The other Great Old Ones (Old Time Lords from the Previous Universe) become the Transient Beings (or Sub-Gaurdians). The greatest and darkest is Nyarlathotep. Other Great Old Ones include the Time Lord military stratagist Yog-Sothoth (the Great Intelligence which lives in the Astral Plane known as the Vortex), Senior Watcher Lloigor (Animus), Dagon, Azathoth, Cthulu, Director of the CIA Shub-Niggurath (whose daughter will become the Nestene Conciousness), Hastur the Unspeakable (Fenric), Melefescent, and Gog (Gog and Magog). Other 'Things Unspeakable' from the Dark Times: the Cerrunos, the Valdemar, the Primeval Beings, the Dark, the Chlutu, and Narytholotep. Of the Great Old Ones, both Hastur the Unspeakable (Fenric), and the Shub-Niggurath (Nestene Consciousness) survive the creation of this Universe just as they survived the last. Most if not all lose their memories from the previous universe. Gog and Magog probably become the Ogri of Ogros in the Tau Ceti system.
-10,000,000,000 The Transendental Beings are bound by the Great and Ancient Covenants.
The Chronovores (aka Kronovores) were
by the Council of Guardians on the artifical planet Darkheart.
The Chronovores used a nearby neutron star to create the Darkheart
Feeding system. It allowed them to sustain themselves with the
raw energy of stars while they learned to evolve into two
, but at the time of their birth, the Chronivores fail to meet the Council's standards. They are considered to be vampires (because of their feeding habits) and are segregated from the Eternals to become the Dark Caste.
The Chronovores live in the Space Time Vortex but feed in off the Lux Aeterna in the Six-Fold Realm. They exist as six-dimensional polymorphic lattices of non-baryonic matter (such as photinos and chronons), bound by superstrings. Their life-energies are inimical to humanoid existance. They feed on time (specifically chronons) and are essential to the ecology of the Universe. They prefer to devour temporal paradoxes, parallel universes, and other time problems. Though they are above the laws of the universe and are magic personified they work to maintain the laws of physics by removing the stresses and strain on the laws. They are led by their Matriarch, Lillith. The Reapers appear to be a sub-type of chronovore (they do feed on time). They cauterize temporal paradoxes preventing the the damage from turing into universe wide changes in History.
-10,000,000,000 (after the Chronivores are
Eternals: The Eternals have existed since they were created by the Council of Guardians. They were abandoned by their parents at the beginning of this Universe. They exist outside Time in the Domain of Eternity as six-dimensional polymorphic lattices of photinos and chronons, bound by superstrings. The Guardians seek fullfillment through the Eternals and the Eternals seek fullfilment through the thoughts of Ephemerals and feed on imagination. The Patriarch of the Eternals is Sadok. Other Eternals appear to be the Gallifreyan Gods Pain, Death, Time, Light, and Life. Every Eternal has a mortal Champion. The Council of Guardians and other Old Gods will often arrange games and tournaments for the Eternals. The Eternals are cousins of the Chronivores. The Temporon is a distant cousin of the Chronivores.
(the dawn of time)
The Eternal Elektra and the Chronivore Prometheus conceive a child in defiance of the Ancient Covenants. That child, Kronos is the greatest of the Chronivores. He is imprisoned in the Crystal of Kronos by the Council of Guardians.
-10,000,000,000? (from HOU)
The Gods of Ragnarok and the Eternals wrote down the rituals that constrain the Chronivores. The Daemons eventualy copy these texts.
-10,000,000,000 (The big bang / earlier than a TARDIS can safely go)
The Old Ones exist, including Valdemar.
(before the Time Lords)
The energy beings known as the Constructors of Destiny come into existance. They might also be know as the Halldons.
(a few millennia after coming into
The Celestial Toymaker grows bored with nurturing the early civilizations of the universe, and startes to destroy them instead. He eventually founds distraction in the world of games.
(Possibly the coordinates given by
the Master to Head of the Presidency / 13,500,014,400
The Gods of Ragnarok (Raag, Nah, and Rok) create the Land of Fiction.
(4.6 billion years before life evolves / 8,112,027,893
Gallifrey's system formed relatively early in galactic history. It is one of the first of what will eventually be 650 million systems with planets that have G-Type enviroments (ie Earth-like). It is located very near the center of Mutter's Spiral. (TID implies it is located very near the edge of the Mutters Spiral.)
(5 billion years before the 1980s)
A star supernovas creating the gas cloud that will eventualy form Earth Sun.
-3,000,000,000 (6,502,027,893 BC)
Gallifrey's sun ingnites.
Rassilon Era / billions of years before the 20th century / at or before
4.6 billion BC / before the Time Scoop
is created / after Gallifrey is
The beginning of the the Dark Time (aka the Dark Days). It will last untill the beginning of the Rassilon Era.
?? (during the Dark Times)
On of the Great Old Ones has a space ship known as the Infinite. The Heart's Desire would be granted to anyone who entered the ship. Untill at least the 40th century people would go on quests for the Infinite.
(5,000,000,000 BC Timelink /
6,500,000,000 before the Eye of Harmony from HOU??)
Castrovalva: Event 1 occurs. Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy (aka the Milky Way) forms out of a huge in rush of hydrogen. The time force of this event is so immense that it is almost impossible for a TARDIS to escape its field. It will be named after a famous Gallifreyan explorer named Mutter Stellian. The
(5 billion years before 4663 AD)
Skaro's sun ignites.
The Sol system's sun ignites. Sol is located in Sector 8023 of
the Third Quadrant of Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy.
(during the Dark Times / 4.6
billion years before the 20th
century / probably when Gallifrey had an Empire)
The Racnoss are are species of carnivores and omivores who devoure entire planets (prossibly related to the Great Vampires). The Fledgling Empires of the universe (including the Gallifreyans) went to war with the Racnoss and all but destroyed them. The Secret Heat, a fleeing Racnoss ship, becomes the center of the planet Earth as if forms. (Since Rassilon comes to power in 3.5 billion BC, its possible that the Time Lords traveled back in time to help in this war)
-1,000,000,0000 ??? (about 1 billion years before the
Logopolitans begin draining off Entropy)
The explosive force of Event 0 is expended and the Universe ceases to expand. The cosmos hangs in equilibrium. This will last 1 billion years.
(600 million years before the Eye of Harmony / 4,012,027,893
Life from the Ancestor Cell arrives on Gallifrey and begins to evolve. These lifeforms move quickly up the evolutionary ladder. The planet might have been very much like Alzarius from E-Space and possibly had a mistfall every 50 years.
The Stolen TARDIS: The Saurian Age exists on
lizards like the Gargantosaurs will
continue to exist untill the Time of Legend.
-11,010,007 The last Population III star, Qqaba, ignites.
of years before 2003 AD)
The ancestors of the Constructors of Destiny (one of the first Great Races to appear) guide and instruct the more primative races of the Universe.
Khorlthochloi are one of the oldest races in the Galaxy. They
guide developing speices and eventually ascended to a higher
dimension. The Doctor believes that the Khorlthochloi's
acheivements outweigh even Rassilon's. Other ancient races are
the Spraxis Jelloids.
years before hyperdrive)
The enter the Bronze and then the Iron Ages. The early Gallifreyans had many wars, periods of regression, and periods of progress. Telepathy becomes common among Gallifreyans. Each city develops its own Academia to train these telepathes. The Academia's are run by Priests of the Menti Celesti . The Menti Celesti are Gallifreyan Gods and are made up of Pain, Death, and Time (aka the daughter of the Timewyrm). The Gallifreyan Gods have the following colors attributed to them: Red and Black for Pain, White for Death, and a shifting Gray color for Time. Prayer to the gods is usualy conducted by individuals in a privet setting. The Menti Celesti are abstract universal conceptual entities, a non-corporeal beings that can control time, and fate. Early in their history the Gallifreyans came to believe that if they killed all the evil people in the universe then the good people who remained would become evil. Light can not exist without darkness. If evil were destroyed then good would vanish as well. Sin is not a concepts that can be found in Gallifreyan culture.
The walled cities of Gallifrey become the capitols of various city states that are ruled by City Warlords.
(1250 years before hyperdrive)
The Age of the Pythias beings with the rule of City by the First Pythia. She is also The Symbol of the planet's fertility, Mouthpiece of the Gods, and Guardian of the Great Book of Future Legends. To see the future, a Pythia sits in a wicker cage in the Cavern of Prophecy, under the adytum of Temple. She is suspended over the Crevasse of Memories That Will Be. The smoky vapors allow her to acheive the state of clairvoyant and the state of clairaudiant. Attendants of the Pythian Order wear rust red robes. Pythian seers eat fish tongues. The Court of Principals governs under the Pythia. The Councilors of this court form a meritocracy. This City often suffers from a bitter wind from the
?? The Book of Future Legends might have predicted that a vampire would be entombed on Ravalox and rise to lead his people as the Vampire Messiah.?? (After the First Pythia comes to power but before hyperdrive)
(200 years after space flight)
The Gallifreyans launch the first manned interstellar probe.
years before the Empire)
The Gallifreyans develop hyperdrive.
(millions of years befor TID / 250
The City of
(before The Five
The City/Capitol might be named Gallifrey.
-8,000,000 (They've had absolute power for 10,000,000 years / 10 million years before
The Time of Empire begins when the first Pythia creates the Gallifreyan Empire. The Pythia is the Guardian, Embodiment, and Crown of the Gallifreyan Empire. The Chancellery Watch is formed as part of the Council Police.
-4,580,000?? The Epiphany Scrolls of Soneuramos are entrusted to the 217th Pythia in the sacred Firelake of Rag-Fraish.
The 254th Pythia declare that all technology should
be abandoned (or maybe technological
advances are forbidden).
(During time of the
The Gallifreyans split into two major factions: The Colonialist (who belive that Gallifrey's eco-system has been killed and they should begin again on a new world), and the Restorationists (who believe that the planet can be brought back to life). The 290th Pythia favors both factions with ships and funding to accomplish their goals. Many of the colony ships that left Gallifrey ended up becoming "lost" and founding several of that Galaxy's ancient humanoid civilizations. This could include the Union of Traken, the Logopolitans, and the Elders???
Rassilon Era / billions of years before the 20th century / at the time of
the Colonialist and Restorationists)
The Pythia call this era the Bright Past. It will last untill the beginning of the Rassilon Era.
(During the time of the 430rd Pythia)
The 403rd Pythia decrees that all prisoners of war shall be transported to Gallifrey, and forced to fight each other to survive. The survivors would gain their freedom. This became known as the Games. Death Zone (or Forbidden Zone) is created in a valley in the southern hemisphere as an arena for the Games. The games are considered holy and serve as an outlet for the stresses of the telepathic group mind of Gallifreyans. Gallifreyans watch these Games on their Public Access Channels. The Death Zone is about the size of North Wales and is surrounded by a powerful forcefield that can trap even a TARDIS.
The Logistomancer of A32K foresees an Empire of Logic that lasts
for 10,000 years.
(before Time's Crucible / 5000 years before the Quaba
By this time, Gallifrey is the center of the mighty Gallifreyan Empire. The culture is similar to Earth's Hellenic Greece period. The Gallifreyan Empire focuses most of its energies on exploring undeveloped planets. It encompasses: Ezmion VI, Pen-Shoza, Jagdagian, Oshakarm, the Star Grellades, Mirphak 2, Drornid (or Dronid), the Aubert Cluster and many others. The Gallifreyans convince all alien races to view them as gods. Gallifrey has a population in the millions at this point. The Empire is governed by a Pythia. The Pythia is the Guardian, Embodiment, and Crown of the Gallifreyan Empire. She is also The Symbol of the planet's fertility, Mouthpiece of the Gods, and Guardian of the Great Book of Future Legends. They see their heritage as the Bright Past. To see the future, a Pythia sits in a wicker cage in the Cavern of Prophecy, under the adytum of Temple. She is suspended over the Crevasse of Memories That Will Be. The smoky vapors allow her to acheive the state of clairvoyant and the state of clairaudiant. Attendants of the Pythian Order wear rust red robes. Pythian seers eat fish tongues. The Court of Principals governs under the Pythia. The Court has a Council made up of 100 Councilors (which includes at least one Cardinal). Gallifreyans are educated at the Academia which is located in the City's Olmesian Quarter. The Academia is controlled by the Court of Principals. It teaches philosophy and strategy sports, swordplay, and military maneuvers. Very little emphesis is made on recording and documenting thier own history. Students are called cadets and live in barrack rooms. Military Cadets are called Young Heroes. Military Officers are called Heroes. The Watch continues to act as the police force. People who are stoned have their heads put on pikes. People who are convicted of minor crimes work at the suet factories. Gallifreyans have abolished racism. Treazants are the form of currency used. The Gallifreyans speak and write Old High Gallifreyan (10,000,000 letters in alphabet), and Middle Gallifreyan. The nobles of Gallifrey have estates in South Gallifrey. The superstitious people worship the Menti Celesti (heavenly minds) as Gods. These Gods are Time, Death, and Pain. Ancient Gallifreyans belive that Evil can be used to repell Evil.
(3rd Century Gallifrey dating)
The great philosopher Pelatov writes Pelatov's Collected Sageries.
?? Astrafoils begin being used for space travel.
There was a theory that stated that if all the magic of the universe became science and everything about everything was understood then all the science and technology of the universe would fail.
earlier then 4,000,000 BC
/ before Time Travel / possibly less then 240,000 years before the
1980s AD/ Must be after the
Racnoss ship forms the nucleus of Earth)
The humanoid Laima live on the drab, and, hot planet Trion (located near the center of Mutter's Spiral, about 20,000 light years from earth). The word "Laimee" means happiness. They have great knowledge and power and discover the secret of Unified Field Theory, which gave them the ability to travel through time and to alternate universes. But to traverse these dimensions, they needed to stop the gravitational constant from decreasing. Desiring to travel to the next highest Universe (a dimension of Thought), they create the Gravity Generator Control Unit and place it on Earth. It stops the decay of the Gravitational Constant and stabilizes it at 6.672x10^-11 N (m/kg)^2 throughout the universe. This Gravity Generator makes physics operate differently around Earth (thus it took humans a long time to discover FTL drive) and attracts the attentions of several other races. This is the catalyst for the hundreds of alien invasions that Earth experiences throughout the Human Era. The Matrix also predicts that near the end of the Universe (Event 2), the Time Travel Technology of the Tellurians (Humans), will surpass the Time Lords. All of this makes Earth an important Nexus World (like Solos, Tylers Folly, and possibly Gallifrey). Many Time Lords will keep a close eye on Earth for these reasons, though some Time Lords (including the Doctor in his 6th incarnation) don't know that the Gravity Control Unit is on Earth.
The Earth's gravity control unit might be buried beneath the Indian ocean's gravity distortion (this is a real distortion that cause a deformation in the ocean)
Or it might be located at stone henge which is where the Monk built a monument and it was the first place Tanis seized when he attacked.
(aeons/billions of years before 1982 / 1 billion years after the Universe
ceases to expand and reaches equilbrium / before the Time Lords
the Gallifreyans evolve)
Due to a tailored virus, entropy begins inceasing at an accelerated rate. The equilibrium of the Universe is threating to vanish, allowing the Universe to collapse back into itself. The people of Logopolis being using the Block Transfer Computation to save the Universe from this Heat Death. To mantain the equilibrium they drain entropy into Charged Vacuum Embodiments. This stops the destruction of the Universe by preventing the Emerald Wave of Entropy. In this way the planet Logopolis becomes one of the anchoring points for the entire causal nexus. The people of Logopolis are driven not by individual need but by mathematical necessity.
Omega and the Seal of Omega
(169 years before the the Curse)
The 508th Pythia begins her rule. She has a mask like face, streaked with gold, and long grey hair coiled with silver wire. She reeks of wood smoke and wears blue furs with dangling talismans.
(a long time before the Curse)
The 508th Pythia foresees the point when the veil of Time will not be breached by thought but instead will be physically traveled. She instigates the Time Program. The Time Program is an Academia project.
The Time Lords harness the power of Artron energy.
(130 years before the Qqaba
Taranium is discovered and mined from Gallifrey's moon Pazithi. This rare element will be essential to Gallifreyan temporal science. Gallifreyan temporal science is based on the fact that revolution-induced gravity exists and affects all temporal manipulation.
The Dark Tower
(he is young when he fights the Vampires)
Rassilon (full name Rassil Onasti Prydonius is born. Rassilon's father is a suet shredder. His House is a member of the Prydon Chapter. He is probably a member of the House of Fordfarding. Rassilon is considered to be the single greatest figure in Time Lord History and the Father of Gallifrey. His symbol will be an owl. Rassilon is short even for a male, but the Time Lords of the future will believe that Rassilon was very tall, wore bodystockings, and had well developed muscles. Omega and Rassilon will form and lead different Chaptershouses but Omega is Rassilon's cousin.
(he outranks Amnoni)
Quennesander Olyesti Pekkary of the House of Fordfarding is born. He is Rassilon's nephew.
-120?? Amnoni Distuyssor Lorizhon, oldest daughter of the ancient House of Blyledge is born. Amnoni might have been one of the daughters of the Doctor and Old Patience. She eventually becomes Second Officer of the Chronoscaphe. Blyledge is one of the senior houses in the Prydon Chapter of Glorious Gallifrey. The House of Blyledge is an angular small dark building that is older than the hill it sits on. It has a walled garden of silver trees in its center and is within visual sight of the Capitol.
young when the
Revolution took place, several "generations"
before the 'Infinity Doctor' was born)
Patience is born from a womb. She is a Gallifreyan with dark hair, green eyes, and freckles on her shoulders. There is a birth mark on her foot. Her DNA is of the same ancestry, but different then the Doctors. She is born from the House of Blyledge, one of the senior houses in the Prydon Chapter of Glorious Gallifrey. She might have become a member of the Pythia's Order and thus be immune to the Curse?
(right before he becomes
Paylix (Omega) hides a Warp Ellipse Field Generator in his desk - which gives him 3 years to compleate a 3 hour examination. His teacher, Cardinal Louvis chooses not to punish him.
(before turning in the paper)
Paylix (aka Omega) discovers that to make unlimited time travel possible a nearly endless power source will be needed. He develops the Genfranies(sp??) Theory of Temporal Aging based on a theory created by a lesser species. The theory states that time itself ages and becomes more curved. If one could control the oldest part of Time then one could control and map out all of history. He knows the oldest part of time is in the Sector of Forgotten Souls (probably where the Terminus Timestation is located) and belives that detonating a star in that sector would give the Gallifreyans control of History.
-110~? (before the revolution / when Omega is at the Academy)
Student Paylix (soon to be Omega) turns in his Cronological Studies paper on the Genfranies(sp??) Theory of Temporal Aging into Cardinal Louvis. Louvis is so offended by Paylix ignoring his teachings and worried about how dangerous the theory is that he gives Palix the lowest possible grade ever given at the Academy - Omega. No one in the history of the Academy has ever scored this low and Palix goes from being a nobody to being famous for his score of Omega. Palix becomes known universaly by the name Omega.
Rassilon appears to be the first Gallifreyan to relize that matter and
energy are interchangable.
(long before she meets the Doctor)
Patience meets Omega.
and Omega fall in love.
?? (probably before entry into the Vortex)
One of the earliest Time Lords, Omega, discoveres De-materialization Theory and learns to make Dematerialization Circuits using the steady state micro-welding technique developed by the Lamadines.
?? Palix (Omega) becomes a Time Plumber. His job might have been to remove temporal energy from the vortex tubes.?? (a while before the Qqaba mission)
(102 years before
The first Space-Time craft capable of carrying a Gallifreyan into the Vortex is constructed by Palix (aka Omega). Palix (aka Omega) is the first Gallifreyan to survive the Space-Time Vortex.
least a few years before the return from the Odyssey / )
Patience's lover is a pioneer among the Time Lords. He becomes one of the first Time Lords to enter the Space-Time Vortex after its discovery. By the time of the Doctor, no one remembers this pioneer's name. Nobody will remeber what Omega's real name was.
is barely an adult in Time's Crucible)
Vael Voryunsti Sheverell is born in his family's home in Soonwell Valley (about 500 leagues from The City). He comes from a family of merchants. He has older sisters who later marry and have children of their own.
(at least a few years before
the return from the Odyssey /
19 years before returning according to Homer)
Patience's lover embarks on the Odyssey into Deep Time.
(4 years before the Curse)
Shonnzi is born. He has red hair and before he grows up he is gifted in piloting a ship through the Astral Vortex.
Amnoni plans to have children
after the launch of the Time Scaphe. She is also named as the
next Kithriarch of the House
?? During the Time War the Time Lords created the several TARDIS to use as tools to try to free the Fendal. The surviving TARDISes become the the Sphinxs who a know as the Kings of Space. The Sphinxes absorb energy from other dimensions and excrete raw space-time. The Kings of Space are a male and female Sphinx who are the parents of all the others. One is black and one is white. Having no interest in the other Gods they set themselves up in an area of space on the opposite side of Mutter's Stellian Spiral from Sol III. This area is called Sphinx Space. They get a bunch of human worshippers to take care of their little Sphinxes.
(1 year before the Curse / day 0)
Haclav Agusti Prydonius is a mighty Hero and Space Voyager. He has black hair and his ship is the Apollaten. He returns from overthrowing the reign of a marauding Sphinx on the distant world of Thule. Of all the augurers within the nine corners of the Universe, the Sphinx sees the farthest. It is rumored that this event fulfilled one of the Future Legends. At this point Prydonius dislikes Rassilon's political views. The Pythia has Taspar killed in what appears to be a freak skimmer accident, and the Pythia has Vael Voryunsti Sheverell replace him on the Time Scaphe's Crew. Vael supports the Neo-Technologsts, but agrees to be the Pythia's agent because he wants to rule Gallifrey.
(1 year before the Curse)
The Pythia abolishes sales taxes on slave trade
(1 year before the Curse)
There are riots and two public stonings in the cities in the South.
(1 year before the Curse / day 61)
The Time Scaphe is launched. The first Temporal Transportation System (aka time machine) to use the Space-Time Vortex is called the Time Scaphe or Chronoscaphe. The first time travel is planned to be ninety minutes in the Astral Vortex, and ninety days into the future.
(3 years before getting funding for the Hand of
With Omega's support, Rassilon begins conducting preliminary research into mapping an controling History.
? Omega begins calling Rassilon 'Rass.'
?? Omega becomes the first Solar Engineer. He and future solor engineers will be scoffed at for their interest in providing for Gallifrey over exploring the Universe. Omega is also considered to be the first real scientist of the Gallifreyan people.
engineer discovers that the square
root of negative three is impossible to calculate. They have
Gallifreyan biological engineers create a creature that has that
breed into it. It instinctualy know what was possible and
impossible and could thus prevent inventors and theorists from wasting
their time for foolish projects. It is known as a Calculating
Animal with a Tail (CAT) and was the Gallifreyan Empire's greatest
acheivement to date. Cats become the symbol of intelligence in
Gallifreyan culture. It
should be noted that Rassilon's CAT described in the "Legacy of
Gallifrey" is almost certainly the
?? The Gallifreyan science vessel known as the Starkiller Class is designed. A few hundred Starkillers collapse a star into a singularity. They might have been golden corkscrew shaped vessels.?? (after Omega became the first Solar Engineer)
The Yssgaroth Vampire King
(arround the time when Rassilon meeds
with the Pythia)
An Ice Age begins. In the beginning the Ice Age will cause a partial collapse of Gallifreyan society - this collapse is known as the Darkness. The Ice Age might last for 10 million years and only end arround the time the Doctor is in his 8th body. .
(1 year before the Curse / day 151)
The 508th Pythia meets with Rassilon. Afterwards, she discovers she can't see the future anymore. She refuses to leave her cage. This fuels the Neo-Technologist moment. The Time Scaphe fails to return and is presumed lost. The Pythia's inability to see the future might be related to the weakening of the hypothalamus organ in all humanoid brains. This organ allowed humanoids to see the higher dimensions and gave them powerful telepathic abilites.
?? The Pythia's health begins to fail.-33.8 (1 year before the Curse / day 166)
(1 year before the Curse /
precisely 1 year after Rassilon meets with the
The Council has the Admiralty imprisoned because they protested the restrictions the Pythia put on the space fleets. Despite the Admiralty's bad relationship with Rassilon, Prydonius and the rest of the Admiralty side with Rassilon. The Hero Prydonius, publicly pledges allegiance to Rassilon. In response, the Court of Principles makes Prydonius a noble and makes him observer of the Ruta III and Sontara Warburg dispute and stations him on the distant post of Funderell.
(the year of the Curse)
Rassilon is temporarly held under house arrest for misappropriation of Academia revenues.
(the year of the Curse)
The Aubert Cluster demands independence. The Pythia has the Eye of the Sphinx stolen. She uses it to contact Vael.
"Now, See what we have
created. We have built a world of Reason Triumphant. And it
(32.65 years before the Eye of Harmony / day 128 of the new calender /
beginning of the Rassilon Era / Intuitive Revolution Night is
probably not New Year's Day)
Rassilon, the Other, Lord Dowtroyal head of the Court of Principals, General Gimel and the rest of Neo-Technologists start the Intuitive Revelation/Revolution. The Inquisitors begin rounding up everyone who doesn't belive in Rationality. Rassilon and Omega climb up something (probably a mountain - maybe Mount Cadon). They look down and watch as the west district of the Capitol (which includes the Academia) burn. Omega objects to the violence of the revolution. The Temple is invaded. Vael uses his psionic powers to kill himself and hurt the Pythia. Realizing that that she has lost, the 508th Pythia curses Gallifrey and drops into the Crevasse of Memories That Will Be. The Pythia's Curse is known as the Great Schism. The Curse renders all of Gallifrey (and its Imperial Colonies) sterile. Rassilon's daughter is born dead and his wife mourns. The Great Schism causes shock-waves in the space-time continuum (Patience and her children are immune to the Pythia's Curse - possibly because was a member of the Pythia's order?) and channeles Gallifrey's procreative impulse to Earth. Rassilon might have ended centuries of tyranny and blood shed on Gallifrey. The Time Scaphe returns, and it is seen as a good omen. It's captain, Pekkary, is made a Young Hero. This is the end of the Dark Time and the beginning of the Time of Legend. The term Old Time continues to apply.
(before the Panoptican)
Six heroes are considered the Founders of Gallifrey. This led to the Six Cardinal Colleges or Chapterhouses.
The Founders of Gallifrey
Prydon Rassilon (the First Earl of Prydon and Grandmaster of the Prydon Chapter)
Apeiron (a warrior)
Pandak the First
(possibly) Yassinbur (the Hero)
The Six Colleges (aka Chapterhouses)
Prydon (represented by Rassilon)
Maren, Reverend Mother of the Sisterhood of the Flame
The Council of the Court of Principles continues
to rule Gallifrey.
Council is mostly made up of Arcalians. The
Leader of the Council is
the Tussan of the Arcalian Chapter. Lord Dowtroyal is another leader of
the Court of Principles. They interpret the Pythia's mention of
"He" to mean that Rassilon is to be the next Pythia/Crown of
(before Rassilon is
Pandak becomes a member of the Council.
(the year of the Curse)
The Council gives Rassilon two crowns probably making him Crown of the Gallifreyan Empire (the Title held by the Pythia). Rassilon doesn't want to be the sole ruler of Gallifrey because he is afraid of his own corruption.
(before the Qqaba mission)
Patience, the Other (but probably not Omega) are all immortal, barring accidents and could live for millions of years. This immortality is not due to Rassilon. By the time of the first Otherstide Rassilon probably believes that the Other is not immortal.
(probably the year of the Curse)
The Ice Age that began last year continues. It might last 10 million years.
(before the Tempesh
The Sisterhood still refuses to use aircars and other technology, but their leadership accepts that science can explain their sorcery
(1000 years before the Eternal War ended / probably not long after the Curse
TARDISes are invented / during
the Dark Times)
The Gallifreyans discover other races whose view of the universe is so alien to the Gallifreyan views that their mere observations threaten Gallifreyan life. The Time Lords declare war on these beings and try to eliminate them. The Eternal War begins. The Gallifreyas will ally with the Fledgling Empires to fight the Great Old Ones (including the Yssgaroth), The Racnoss, the Vampires, and the Nestenes. This is the first and greatest of the Vampire Wars that take place during this period.
Gallifreyans appropriate Block-Transfer
Mathematics from the Logopolitans.
(at the Time of Legend)
The Gallifreyans deveople Tribophysics. This is the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Studies of Tribophysics will eventually allow the Gallifreyans to slip through dimensions.
the Time of Chaos / when
Rassilon and Omega were alive / Before
Rassilon becomes President / possibly after the Triumvirate is created /
after the revolution)
Omega, Rassilon, and the Other create Validium as the Ultimate Defense for Gallifrey. Validium is living metal with DNA, that becomes sentient when it achieves critical mass (probably about 300 kg). Its sole function is to cause destruction however it also might also be able to turn items into water or other elements. It generates an aura of chaos that causes violence and destruction on any world it passes near. It can shape itself into whatever its owner asks it to be. Validium is probably used to create the Cold - A substance that exists as a liquid gateway/buffer between the Normal Space and the Yssgaroth-Space of the Vampires. Validium might be related to the Casts or the N-Forms.
(before Omega decides to
shape the universe)
They build a statute of Omega in the great hall of the Academy. The statue is made of ebonite. While watching the construction of this statue Omega decides to shape the universe.
(3 years after Rassilon and Omega begin
privately researching time
travel /the year Rassilon becomes President / after the
begining of the Eternal Wars / before the
Rassilon forges a fragment of The Book of Future Legends to gain popular support for the Time Program and his other reforms. This fragments covers the years from the Curse to the end of the Qqaba mission. The Council is very disinterested in the Time Program but the CAT (the Other) and the Fragment convinces Council Leader Tussan and the Consortium to fund the project. Omega, the first of the Solar Engineers, and Rassilon, begin developing a Stellar Manipulator that will be called the Hand of Omega. Their goal is to achieve time travel by using a singularity for a power source (not a Black Hole as Rassilon has yet to invent event horizons). .
The Vogans use the Seal of
Rassilon as their own. This is probably an accidental
side affect of the creation of the Web of Time (Or maybe the
Gallifreyans from the past or the future? Or did the Time Lords
help Voga during the Cyberwars?).
The Starbreakers and Omegan Sunskipper ship
classes are created.
They use Vworp Drive for interstellar travel and fusion engines for sublight
manuvering. They have
temporal grace curcuits and dimensional stabilizers.
(probably before the Time Lords seal the dimensional holes)
The Bow Ship is invented to destroy the Vampires. The steel projectiles launched a Vampires are called Bowspikes. Rassilon might have taken credit for the invention. Rassilon orders the construction of 700 Bow Ships to destroy the Vampires. The Bow Ships are crewed by 16,000 Prydonians and Arcalians. The Eternal Wars are organized by Rassilon's personal guard (who will later become the CIA). The fleets are led by General Kopyion Liall a Mahajetsu, Lord Defender of the Faith of the Peoples of Gallifrey. These ships turn the tide of the Vampire War. Unlike species infected with the V-Factor the bodies of Great Vampires do not crumble to dust upon death.
(At the height
of the Eternal Wars)
Despite protests from the Prydonians and the Arcalians, the Patrex Chapter and Lord Rassilon secretly develop sub-matter block-transfer drones called N-Forms to fight the Vampires. They are scattered throughout the Cosmos and exist in pocket dimensions and are anchored into N-Space via carrier molecules. They are remotely controlled from Gallifrey but their intelligence can be raised to near sentience. They usually remain dormant untill they detect a V-Stet (Vampiric Waveform caused by the V-Factor). When activated they burst through the carrier molecule via a dimensional rent and take on a beutiful metalic form. They can take on any shape and can use dimensional shifts to teleport themselves. An activated N-Form will home in on the Vampire brain-wave patterns and exterminate any species that has a trace of contamination. It will also destroy and planets which show signs of the V-Factor. N-Forms will not attack Gallifreyans. It is secretly used against the Vampires and helps with the Bow ships' victories.
?? The Other probably witnesses the death of at least one of the Great Vampires first hand.
General Mirraflex becomes famous. He later becomes the Grandfather (founder) of the House of Mirraflex. Possibly fearing the eventual War in Heaven, Grandfather Mirraflex structures the House into an esoteric martial lodge.
?? (after the start of the Eternal Wars / after they started on the hand of Omega / before the holes are sealed)
Rassilon might have allowed himself to become a Vampire. If so, then half of the High Council believed that he had become a Vampire. In the modern era some Gallifreyans worship Rassilon the Vampire.
(probably before the Hand of Omega is finished / after the Bowships / probably right
before heading back
to Gallifrey / before Tepesh
discovers the Foundry)
Rassilon and Omega seal all the dimensional holes that allowed the Yssgaroth to enter N-Space. Forced-matter shells are constructed around the node points where the Yssgaroth entered Normal Space. These shells were designed to look like planets on the outside. Given the events of Inferno it is possible that Earth is one of these shell-planets. The Gallifreyans continue to montior these planets incase the shells should be breached. By this point the Great Vampires numbers are reduced to a mere thousand.
Omega returns to Gallifrey.
(after Rassilon is declared a Hero of
the Eternal War / the year of the Qqaba mission / Day 1)
Rassilon returns to Gallifrey and is hailed as a hero. By this point in the Eternal War only 34 Bowships and 1200 crewmembers still survive. The Time Lords of the future will believe Rassilon fought heroically in the Eternal Wars.
(right after Rassilon dies and
revives / Almost certainly before the first Otherstide)
Tussan is removed from the Council and Tussan's CAT (the Other) joins Rassilon saying "I am the cat that walks by himself and all places are alike to me."
(the year Omega dies / day 3)
Omega and the Other begin the final stages of constructing the prototype remote stellar manipulator, called the Hand of Omega for political reasons. It has the ability to customise stars. Rassilon, Omega, and the Other have a great deal of trouble with the prototype.
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