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 / before the Universe began / before Time)
Only two forces exist - Good (light / positive) and Evil (dark / negative). At this point there were no names for these forces. The Time Lords, including the Doctor (up until The Satan Pit), incorrectly believe it is impossible for any life to exist at this point.
(during the fires of creation / before any of the other Elder Gods come into being)
Moloch is born. By the time of the Doctor, he will become the most powerful of the Elder Gods. He is a god of chaos but will ally himself with Wayland against Fenric.
(before Time, Light, Space, and Matter /
before the Cataclysm, / before the Doctor's Universe)
The Disciples of Light feared that the legions of the Beast would bring night to the Universe. So they fought a massive battle with all Evil, in the form of the Beast. The Disciples might have been the blue-skinned Pwccm. According to legend, they provided the Beast with poisoned food in the form of the Bitter Pill, which it ate. Afterwards the Beast was imprisoned in the Pit which they named Krop Tor (Bitter Pill). This battle will create time, matter and life. 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 black hole it orbits is said by some to be alive and that it has tried to consume Krop Tor many times. The Beast has a son named Abaddon who will eventually be trapped beneath the Cardif Rift.
“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. The
Doctor may be a living equation or elemental function of the Universe. His
unconscious probalby has slight effects on the biodata everyone around
should be noted the Cybermen, the Brigadier, Liz Shaw, Benton, and the Daleks all appear in other
universes and thus are
also constants. No matter how many times history is changed these constants will alway appear in some form. Its possible that the Doctor is the natural balancing agent for the Daleks - a predator to keep them in check. The fact that Elizabeth Klien shares so many similarites to Eliabeth Shaw in various timelines might be significant. The prime timeline is the only timeline to have a version of Iris Wildthyme. The
Great Old One, Fenric, believed that the Doctor was a Great Old One.
The Master of the Land of Fiction describes the Doctor as ageless
and outside the bounds of space and time. The
High Eternal Death thinks that there might be something unnatural about
the Doctor that will keep him from ever falling into her clutches.
Probability seems to always ensure that the Doctor will survive
not matter what danger he faces. 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
The echos and memories of true Evil become anti-life impulses inherent in the new Universe. Hastur the Unspeakable (Fenric) is formed out of these impulses. This primal force of nature becomes 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.
-- Rassilon beleived that Raag, Nah, and Rok were responsible for the destruction/creation of several universes. These three would become the Gaurdians of the universe right before the current one.
-- 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.
before the current one)
The Archons evolved from underwater aquatic species that used echo location. They speak using the language of Quantum Mnemonics. The Archons ruled the previous Universe. There are Time Lords in this universe. The Shub-Niggurath becomes the Director of the CIA of this Universe's Time Lords. She holds sway over this universe.
Universe before the current one / a long long time before the birth of
the current universe)
Using the power of astrology, the Ancient Lights control many of the species and worlds in this Universe. The Mandragora Helix is one of the Anicent Lights.
(10,000 years before the Cathedral was built)
The Grey Man's People (probably the future Guardians) observe the evolution of the First Humanoids in a star system 30,000,000,000 light years from where Sol will be.
(15 billion years before the 20th century)
The first humanoid civilization destroys itself. In response, the Grey Man builds the Cathedral Metahedron. Given when all this happens, it appears that the 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. The Archons watch the Universe die. 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 / about 13 billion years before the 20th Century / pretty close to exactly 10,000,000,000 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) originaly known as the Astral Plane. Two of the dimensions might be named Possibility and Imagination. Ionic energy can convert fiction into reality and vice versa. The realites of other dimensions can manifest themselves in the Normal-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. Causality is largely structureless at this point and some minor paradoxes form within the first picosecond of the Universe's existence. Three minutes after the Big Bang the universe cooled to the point where nuclear fusion begins creating the first hydrogen and helium nuclei. The Anti-Matter Universe has existed since the beginning of Time. It can only be reached via the sigularity at the heart of a black star or by crossing certain barriers at the edge of the Universe. The Great Desolation is the area of space at the edge of the Universe, and is described as where mythological beings go to die. Almost no one has ever returned from the Great Desolation. The Universe has 9 such corners. The Universe will continue to expand for billions of years. Any attempt by someone in the current Universe to travel back in time to the previous Universe will end with the traveller being traped in a formless, timeless dimension.
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 childhood/infancy of the Universe)
The Greater Old Ones that were High Council of the Old Time Lords become elemental forces and an integral part of the new Universe. Together they are the Six-Fold God known as the Grace. This is why the Grace us always refered to as plural. The Grace are probably huge and pan-dimensional elemental beings with amazing powers. The Six-Fold God is made up of six hyper-dimensional Guardians: Light (Structure / White), Chaos (Entropy / Black), Justice (Red), Dreams (the Toymaker/Crystal), and the twins: Equilibrium (Azure), and Life (Gold). The Guardians must perform all large actions in unison, otherwise cosmic balance will be upset. But Gaurdians have been described as impish creatures, and as spirits of mischief. The majority of the Grace spends much of its time squabbling with the individual Guardians. Each member of the Council of Gaurdians answers only to the Grace, and the Grace is even capable of banishing the Guardians. The Grace lives outside the Universe's first 5 dimensions in the howling void of the Six-Fold Realm (aka Calabai-Yau Space). This realm is dispersed throughout eternity but can be reached via the Chaos Pool found at the end of the Universe. Each Gaurdian is granted a dimension to serve as their domain. Due to rules created in the Universe's childhood, they can only survive outside the sliver of their dimension for about four weeks. As the Guardians get further from Event 1 their life-span is pushed back, effectively making it endless.
When the Grace does reach into reality they can only be perceived by the lesser species as a subtle feeling of misgiving. The Gaurdians can only contact lower primates when the primate's brain has been knocked into an altered state. Among the Time Lords, only those who have served (or are serving) as President know of the true nature of the Gaurdians. But it is impossible for lesser species to really grasp or understand anything about how the Grace thinks and why they do the things they do, but in general terms, the Grace spends all of their time keeping the Universe in order. They serve as conduits through which the fundamental essence of the Universe can act and are essential for cosmic balance. The Guardians nurtured the early civilizations of the universe, and one of their jobs is to ensure that the Time Lords do not abuse their abbilites to manipulate the Weak Nuclear Force.
The Black and White Gaurdians are each given responsible for 50% of the reality of the Universe, and its first 5 dimensions. The Gaurdian of Structure appears less likely to lie then the Gaurdian of Chaos. The White Guardian exists near the Big Bang, and the Black Guardian resides at the moment of heat death. The conflict between the Black and White Guardians creates the Universe as perceived by the lesser species. This balance between ridged order and total chaos is needed to ensure a dynamic living cosmos. The Black Gaurdian is strongest as the far end of the universe and the White is weakest at this point. According to Gallifreyan science, the only thing that can stand against entropy and random decay is Life. But, in theory, they are perfectly balanced. If the Black Guardian were ever to defeat the White, he would become the undisputed ruler of Reality. However, the process of gaining an advantage over the other would cause the Universe such suffering that it would begin to come apart. If the Black Guardian gained control over the Universe he would remove the meaning of time itself. The Gaurdians know there will come a time when they are no longer needed and that their existance will end.
The Celestial Toymaker (aka the Crystal Gaurdian)'s sliver of reality is known as the Celestial Toyroom. The Toymaker carries part of the previous universe with him, which keeps him from being subject to this Universe's laws. The Celestial Toymaker is the Gaurdian of Dreams so the dimension of Imagination might be where the Toymaker's Toyroom and the Land of Fiction was located. Almost everyone in the Galaxy dreams, and dreaming allows one's mind to travel through time and space. The mental activity produced during REM sleep is very similar to the a bivarity anomaly quartz created naturally by friction of the various universes grinding together. Ionic energy can convert fiction into reality and vice versa.
Hecuba was another of the Guardians, probably Equilibrium (the Azure Guardian). She was the sister of the Toymaker (the Crystal Guardian), and like that Guardian, also delighted in challenging higher evolutionaries, and even lesser species to a variety of puzzels. She was facinated by time and time keeping, and called herself the Queen of Time.
The member of the Old Time Lord High Council known as the Renegade becomes the Other and will live on Gallifrey. 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 Doctor's earliest, and most buried, memories (before his Morbius incarnations) is standing alone on a mountainside in the dark with a cold wind blowing. He is an old man, and he raises his fist. This is both how the cycle of his life begins and ends.
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). While they were responsible for destroying the previous Universe, they have relatively little power in this universe and exist in a bubble of their own universal laws. Rassilon beleived that Raag, Nah, and Rok were responsible for the destruction/creation of several universes. They later create the Land of Fiction. The Masters (or Mistresses) of the Land is dependent of the fictions created by others and can not create their own narratives. This land might have been located in the Nowhere of the Dimension of Imagination. This dimension of Imagination might where the Toymaker's Toyroom and the Land of Fiction was located. Ionic energy can convert fiction into reality and vice versa. 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 big bang / earlier than a TARDIS
can safely go)
The Old Ones exist, including Valdemar.
-10,000,000,000 The Chronovores (aka Kronovores) were created by the Council of Guardians on the artifical planet Darkheart. In order to sustain themselves while evolving into transcendental beings, the Chronovores used a nearby neutron star to create the Darkheart Feeding system. 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. Like, all of the Transendental Beings, the Eternals are bound by the Great and Ancient Covenants. The Celestial Toymaker (aka Guardian of Dreams) nurtures the early civilizations of the Universe, creating planets and cities for them (probably including the Darkheart).
Chronovers are almost certainly an Order of transcendental beings within the biological classification system, with numerous different 'time eating' species existing within that order.
* Vortisaurs (Pterosauria vortexfera) are scavengers that inhabit the 5th Dimension and feed on temporal energy (including that which is found in Time Lord blood). They are uncomfortable in the 3 dimensional universe but can survive for some time. Their 5-dimensional bite can age something 30 years.
* Sirens of Time: they feed on temporal distortions created by changes in history. While they are incapable of changing history themselves they can enslave anyone who answers their call more then once.
* The Weeping Angels (aka Creatures of the Abstract, the Lonely Assassins): They came into being near the beginning of the Universe. Their physiology is quantum-locked meaning that when any sentient being observes them it crystalizes history freezing them in place. They can't even look at each other. These hunters change history by sending their victiums back in time and then feeding on the potential temporal energy that makes up the original timeline. Not even the Time Lords know where they come from but their feeding habbits, appearance, and abbility to shift people through time indicated that they are almost certainly another cousin to the Chronovores.
* The Tar-Modowk: From from the Meg-bania, they exist within the Vortex and ride Vortisaurs. They feed on time anomalies.
* The Reapers: They appear to be a sub-type of chronovore. Each one is born within the Vortex. They cauterize temporal paradoxes by consuming the histories of everyone around the paradox - effectively severing it from history. This helps prevent the damage from turning into universe-wide changes in History. The older a peice of matter was the more difficult it is for them to breach it, but the blinovitch limitation effect can help them to overcome this limitation. Because of the damage they caused, the Time Lords prevented them from entering normal space. After the Time War they were free to do so, and nothing the N-space universe could damage them.
* Lillith's Chronovores: These sapient Chronovores live in the Vortex but feed in off the Lux Aeterna in the Six-Fold Realm. Their Matriarch is named Lillith. They exist as six-dimensional polymorphic lattices of non-baryonic matter (such as photinos and chronons), bound by superstrings. 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. Their life-energies of most are inimical to humanoid existance. 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.
* The Temporon is a
distant cousin of Liullith's Chronivores. They are composed of temperon particles.
-10,000,000,000 (after the Chronivores are
Eternals: The Eternals are cousins of the Chronivores and have existed since they were created by the Council of Guardians. They were abandoned by their parents at the beginning of this Universe. These transendental beings exist outside Time and Space in the Domain of Eternity as six-dimensional polymorphic lattices of photinos and chronons, bound by superstrings. The Celestial Toymaker (aka Guardian of Dreams) nurtures the early civilizations of the Universe, creating planets and cities for them. The Guardians seek fullfillment through the Eternals and the Eternals seek fullfilment through the thoughts of Ephemerals and feed on imagination. They can freeze an Ephemeral's personal time stream and can create anything that an Ephemeral can imagine. The Patriarch of the Eternals is Sadok. Other Eternals might be the Gallifreyan Gods Pain, Vain Beauty, Death, Time, Light, and Life. Every Eternal has a mortal Champion. Like, all of the Transendental Beings, the Eternals are bound by the Great and Ancient Covenants. Most of the Higher Eternals believe they have a responsibility to those who worship them, and try to live up to their expectations. But some focus on their own agendas. The Council of Guardians and other Old Gods will often arange games and tournaments for the Eternals. By the time of the Doctor many Time Lords will see the Eternals as little more the legends.
-10,000,000,000 (the childhood of the Universe)
Other transendental beings include Vortex Sharks, the Time Vortex Wraiths (which number in the billions but were destroyed shortly after the Time War in Heaven), Vortex Dwellers (ooze like creatures that can re-arrange time), Chronomites (small white worms that can loop their own history to continutal re-create themselves), and the Time Corrosion Fungus (which attacks timeships with insufficient defenses). These beings also exist in the Six-Fold Realm (Dimensions #6-11 aka the Center of Time) or the Vortex (Dimension 5). All of the Transendental Beings are bound by the Great and Ancient Covenants.
-10,000,000,000? (from A History of the Universe)
The Gods of Ragnarok and the Eternals wrote down the rituals that constrain the Chronivores. The Daemons eventualy copy these texts.
-9,999,997,000~ (Only a few millennia after the Univeres comes into existance)
The Celestial Toymaker (aka Guardian of Dreams) grows bored with nurturing the early civilizations of the universe, and startes to destroy them instead. But this too grows boring. He eventually finds distraction in the world of games. The Toymaker often slips out of his his domain to force lesser species and occationally even higher evolutionaries to play his games.
(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 and fiercest of the Chronivores. He is imprisoned in the Crystal of Kronos by the Council of Guardians.
(before the Time Lords)
The energy beings known as the Constructors of Destiny come into existance. They might also be know as the Halldons.
?? (before Gallifrey or most other star systems had formed)
The original Necronomicon is created, describing the activities and powers of the Old Ones. The Necronomicon is the book of dead names, and also speaks of the time before this Universe. Everything the Time Lords know about the Archons comes from the Necronomicon. The Gallifreyans have stories about the Nameless City of the Archons and the TARDIS records will claim that they were the last of the Old Ones. The Necronomicon cause severe bruises on a Time Lord’s skin (but not a human's skin) if they touch it. The Master will be obsessed with this book.
(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.)
years before the Time Lords come into existance)
The Untempered Schism is on Gallifrey. The Schism was probably placed there by the Constructors of Destiny. It will effect all evolution on that planet. It might have also been the source of the White Point Stars and Taranaium that was found in the star system.
-3,500,000,000 (about 7,000,000,000 BC)
A Death in the Family: Human time travelers from the UNS Pelican settle on this world in the distant past.
-3,000,000,000 (6,502,027,893 BC)
Gallifrey's sun ingnites.
-2,500,000,000 (about 6,000,000,000 BC)
The sapient Cthalctos of 16 Alpha Leonis One is destroyed by a black hole.
-1,500,000,000~ (5 billion years before the 1980s / 5,000,000,000 BC / 5-6 billion BC / before the Era of Disembodiment)
The Kystra's Era of Embodiment occurs. This species had technology that could manipulate matter on the level of quantum functions. There were displays about their accomplishments in one of Gallifrey’s museums of ancient times. The supernova that destroys the Kystra’s homeworld leads to the creation of the Sol system. Sol is located in Sector 8023 of the Third Quadrant of Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy on its inner spiral arm at the coordinates 6309.
(5,000,000,000 BC Timelink /
6,500,000,000 before the Eye of Harmony from HOU??)
Castrovalva: Event 1 occurs. A massive singularity starts to form in the middle of the Stellian Galaxy. 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. The resulting radiation from this singularity blasts the galaxy free of all its remaining interstellar hydrogen and helium. The Galaxy will be named after a famous Gallifreyan explorer named Mutter Stellian. About a thousand of the worlds in this Galaxy will have sapient life by the time of the War Games. The population sapient beings in Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy in the Sensorian Era (between 3000 and 4000 AD) is around 15,665,000,000,000,000,000.
(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.
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
born / a long time after the Gallifreyans have evolved)
The beginning of the the Dark Time (aka the Dark Days aka the Time of Night). It will last aeons until the beginning of the Rassilon Era.
-1,100,000,000?? (after the Galaxy formed)
The Great Old Ones known as the Archons were the rulers of Time. They moved and danced to the gravitational movement of the stars and the planets of the cosmos (the Music of the Spheres). The Archon Empire was the size of the Galaxy. On an incredibly old planet in the Great Desolation, at the edge of Universe, the Archons build the endless city out of black glass and gold.
(during the Dark Times)
One 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.
(before the Earth forms)
The time witch Brimo is imprisoned for attempting to conquer the world of Nefrin.
-1,100,000,000? (when the Earth is still dust and gas)
The reptilian Veil are conquering worlds.
(during the Dark Times / ~4,600,000,000 BC / this is one of Gallifrey's earliest intervensions / when the star Sol is young)
After being attacked and nearly wiped out by Gallifrey and the other Fledgling Empires, the fleeing Racnoss' Webstar ship, the Secret Heart, escapes into the past, and becomes the center of the planet Earth as if forms. According to Gallifrey's records, Sol III is one of the only worlds in the cosmos to have the word 'the' before its name, (ie The Earth). The 11th Doctor claims this is the furthest back in time he has been. (Since Rassilon was involved in the war, and he doesn't come to power till 3.5 billion BC, its probable that the Racnoss traveled back in time to hide from the Fledgling Empires).
-1,000,000,000 ??? (1 billion years before the
Logopolitans begin draining off Entropy / ~4,000,000,000 BC)
When the Doctor reassembles the Key to Time, in The Armageddon Factor, one of the segments is damaged, due to the false segement the Doctor used earlier. This damage allowed the Black Gaurdian to create a tailored virus while the Universe is stopped. This virus creates an imperfection in the White Gaurdian's re-balancing of the Universe causing entropy to begin inceasing at an accelerated and even exponenital rate. 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 Untempered Schism affects the evolution of life on Gallifrey. The planet might have been very much like Alzarius from E-Space and possibly had a mistfall every 50 years.
-500,000,000~ (over 4 billion years before the 21st century)
The morphic field manipulator known as the Blessing is buried deep within the Earth.
?? The Beast has a son named Abaddon who is trapped beneath the Cardif Rift on Earth.
?? (The Dawn of Time / after the Earth forms / probably before the Eye of Harmony)
Malignant fairies and wraiths thrive on Earth. They might be related to the Mara.
(at the time
of the first mammels)
In the space between the first 8 dimension the Unity of the Scourge comes to exist. They are the inner feeling of self-doubt in every humanoid in Normal Space and they feed on depression, doubt and despair they create.
before the Time Lords [Gallifreyans?] walk the planet)
The Stolen TARDIS: The Saurian Age exists on Gallifrey. Great lizards like the Gargantosaurs will continue to exist until the Time of Legend. 20 meter long reptile that resembles a brontosaurus with thick chitinous scales and serrated teeth. Another beast is a massive creature (twice the size of a hab-bloc) with 2 legs, 2 vestigal wings (with purple and white feathers) and 4 eyes. This Age might last about 2160 years??
-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.
Gallifrey / while the Universe is still forming)
Pre-Neanderthal Gallifreyans? (before being modified by the Constructors of Destiny)
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 species are the people of Tivoli,
the Spraxis Jelloids of Bendalos, the space-faring Teuthoidians, the Raab of Odonoto Ceti, the people of Benelisa, the Vondrax, the Fendahl, the Carrionites, the Vashta Nerada, and the Krafayis.
years before hyperdrive)
The Gallifreyans enter the Bronze and then the Iron Ages of a Level 2 Civilization. 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.
The walled cities of Gallifrey become the capitols of various city states that are ruled by City Warlords.
(1250 years before hyperdrive / 8,000,000 years before the time of Rassilon)
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. The incredible life-spans of the Pythias might be due to them being fixed in Time like Jack Harkness, or perhapse they had access to the Elixier of Karn. 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 Crevasse might be the location of the Untempered Schism. The smoky vapors from the Crevasse 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.
? The Gallifreyans master their entire solar system, making them a Type 2 Civilization.
? The Teuthoidians are one of the first species to develop manned space-flight.
years before the Empire)
The ratio 1 to 812 is key to understanding the 12 dimensional nature of quantum string theory. Knowledge of this is fundamental to the development of hyperdrives. Having discovered quantum space travel the Gallifreyans reach Level 6. When the Time Lords discovered the 1:812 ratio, many of the populace saw it a conclusive proof of the existence of the Old Gods. But just as many saw it as conclusive proof that the gods could never exist. Even in the Doctor’s time the Time Lords still don’t know if there is truly is an omniscient God governing the Universe.
(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.
A Gallifreyan Ship
?? Astrafoils begin being used for space travel.
-8,000,000~ (10 million years before the Doctor's time)
Gallifreyan technology no longer uses any moving parts (like ball bearings). Their technology ceases to develop and, instead becomes focused only on refinement. This will last until the Last Great Time War.
(relatively quickly after inventing starships)
The people of Gallifrey begin using methods of transport that surpass basic starships and space stations.
-4,580,000?? The Epiphany Scrolls of Soneuramos are entrusted to the 217th Pythia in the sacred Firelake of Rag-Fraish.
Modern Gallifreyan Transmat
-4,000,000,000? (when the
Universe is less then half the size it will be 4000 BC / before they give up on technology / about 6,800,000,000
The Gallifreyans surpass transmat technology. They are now an advanced interteller Level 7 Society.
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 Gallifreyan Empire / shortly after Earth's star ignited / while the Earth is nothing more then dust)
The Gallifreyans master almost all of Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy, making them a Type 3 Civilization. The devastation of the other fledgling empires alows Gallifrey to focus its resources on scientific development. This, eventually, places them far above the other species.
The Death Zone
(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 of Death. 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. The Games are constantly going on and the Gallifreyans watch them 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. Some areas of the Death Zone can only be reached by going through unstable cave networks or going over very steep mountains. (Possibly because of the force field) the sky above the Death Zone is blue.
-10,000 The Logistomancer of A32K foresees an Empire of Logic that lasts for 10,000 years.
(before Time's Crucible / 5000 years before the Quaba
mission / ~3,500,000,000 BC)
By this time, Gallifrey is the center of the mighty Gallifreyan Empire. The culture is similar to Earth's Hellenic Greece period. Old High Gallifreyan has several letters that are similar to Greek. 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 in Galactic Quadrant 5), 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. She might have had the title Majestrix. They see their heritage as the Bright Past. Attendants of the Pythian Order wear rust red robes. Wandering Seers can be found travelling from town to town. Pythian seers eat fish tongues.
In this era the irrational force of Odic Energy was plentiful. Odic Energy made miraculous healing and acts of prophecy possible. 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.
The Court of Principals governs under the Pythia. The Court has a Council made up of 100 Councilors (which includes at least one Cardinal). Prelates control individual villages. 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. The bodies of the dead were usualy burned in a pyre. 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. It is unthinkable to marry at 16. 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.
(when their galactic empire is at its height)
The metal walled Citadel of Karn is the scientific and technological center of the Gallifreyan Empire. This is one of the mightiest empires in the history of galaxy. The Citadel powered by Karn’s sun and is administered by a massive computer that is charged with repairing and protecting the secrets of the Empire. The brilliant engineers and scientists who work there are known as the Masters of Karn. They construct many fantastic weapons and other machines. While the Masters of Karn are arrogant and over-confident, they aren’t actually evil.
(3rd Century Gallifrey dating)
The great philosopher Pelatov writes Pelatov's Collected Sageries.
?? (before they started draining entropy)
The people of Logopolis invent Block Transfer Mathematics. Other species that will make use of this discover are the Gallifreyans, Axos and the Nestene Consciousness. Logopolis is located outside of Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy (aka the Milky Way Galaxy).
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 world will come to be known as Tri-on because it will be inhabited by Laima, Slots, and the Gallifreyan Clansfolk (the Tractators who call this world home appear to be ignored). The word "Laimee" means happiness. They have great knowledge and power and discover the secret of Unified Field Theory. This theory is also known as the Skasas Paradigm or the God Maker. It unlocks how the universe works, giving the user complete control of the basic building blocks of the universe (time, space, matter). The Unified Field Theory gave the Laima 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. This device stops the decay of the Gravitational Constant and stabilizes it at 6.672x10^-11 N (m/kg)^2 throughout the universe. The Laima leave this Universe and the Slots will remain behind to care for the central column that alowed the Laima to occationaly return and visit their homeworld. Those that return have highly developed morals but under developed bodies.
The Gravity Generator Control Unit is placed on Sol III, a world akwardly placed on one of the arms of Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy. This world will eventually become known as The Earth. According to Gallifrey's records, Sol III is one of the only worlds in the cosmos to have the word 'the' before its name, (ie The Earth). The presence of the Gravity Control Unit makes physics operate differently around Earth (this is why it took humans so long time to discover FTL drive). The world's effect on the laws of physics attracts the attentions of several other species and serves as a catalyst for the hundreds of alien invasions that Earth experiences throughout the Humanian Era. Indeed Earth will become the most frequently attacked, colonized, exploited, and enslaved world in the 5 Galaxies. The Time Lords seen the humans of the Earth as a race of warriors. 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 Temporal Nexus World (like Solos, Tylers Folly, and possibly Gallifrey) and its history quickly becomes littered with Fixed Points in time. 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 Stonehenge (where the Monk built a monument) as it was the first place Tanis seized when he attacked Earth.
?? (one of the most ancient of Time Lord facilities / probably before the creation of Shada)
The Gallifreyans set up the world of Newpeerlessness as a prison planet and surround it by force fields. Relative to Earth this world is toward Kasterborous (so in the direction of Sagittarius) and is a couple of galaxies away from the Stellian Galaxy. This planet will be abandoned by the time of the 7th Doctor (probably because of the creation of Shada).
?? (almost certainly after the Lamia fix the gravitational constant)
The Archon Science Mages created TARDIS technology. The Timehenges of the Archons were scattered across the universe (including the Earth). The original TARDIS Seeds were created by Archon Science Mages. These seeds were probably used to enable the Timehenges.
(1000 years before they master time travel / before most species have developed space travel)
With a basic understanding of temporal science, the Gallifreyans become a Level 8 Society. While the the Nestenes, the Mandragora Helix, the Carrionites, the Eternals, the Weeping Angels, the Vashta Narada, and the Krafayis focus on the control of space the Gallifreyans are the only Fledgling Empire to focus on conquest of time.
?? (after the Gravity Control Unit is operational)
For thousands of years Gallifreyans will base their time technology on idea that gravity affects all temporal phenomenon.
?? (a very long time before the 20th century)
Six Physical Temporal Nexuses (PTN) were created. They could register the users wishes and desires and then shift the user into the parallel universe where their wish was coming true. The Time Lords will later try to collect them all. One will be found on Usurius, two on Kirith, one (the Spear of Destiny - Gungnir) will be found on the Earth. Its possible the Great Old One's ship, the Infinite was also a PTN.
(aeons/billions of years before 1982 / probably before the Vampire King falls through a CVE / 1 billion years after the Universe
ceases to expand and reaches equilbrium / before the Time Lords
the Gallifreyans evolve)
When the Doctor reassembles the Key to Time in The Armageddon Factor one of the segments is damage. This allowed the Black Gaurdian to create a tailored virus causing entropy to begin inceasing at an accelerated and even exponenital rate. The Logopolitans being using the Block Transfer Computation to save the Universe from this Heat Death. To mantain the equilibrium they drain entropy into Closed Vacuum Embodiments. This stops the destruction of the Universe by preventing the Emerald Wave of Entropy. The Universe's collapse is delayed until a point around 360,000,000,000 AD. 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.
The Time Lords harness the power of artron energy.
?? (after the Citadel of Karn is created / Slendor the Destroyer's life overlaps with Rassilon's life)
They Masters of Karn known as Slendor the Destroyer, designed and built the massive 'Ultimate Weapon.' This weapon can change the nature of cosmic rays throughout the Universe so that they drain energy from animal tissue. This would weaken and incapacitate all animal species within any targeted area, anywhere in the Universe. The Weapon can also be configured so that specified species are immune. Selendor also mined a powerful ore from beneath the surface of Gallifrey (probably Taranium) to create the Crystal of All-Power. The Crystal of All-Power is required to use the weapon as it acts as a catalyst to boost the power of the Ultimate Weapon. At the time of the civil war the Crystal of All-Power will be split up into the Seven Keys to Doomsday.
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 Program might have involved performing Psycho-Genetic Surgery on its participants. This neural enhancement would allow them to visualize and materialize a path in the Astral Vortex (in a manner similar to the Tharils). The Gallifreyans become a Level 9 Society.
(he is young when he fights the Vampires)
The First Age of Rassilon begins: 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. Later incarnations of Rassilon will posesse tremendous strength. Rassilon will be know for being very good at using mathematics to control his destiny. He likes onions. Omega and Rassilon will form and lead different Chaptershouses but Omega is Rassilon's cousin. Susan will be a decendent of Rassilon.
?? (towards the end of the Dark Times / before Blind Fury)
The Krafayis begin swarming across the cosmos.
Rassilon was young / during the Old Times / before ice age / when swords were
the weapon of choice on Gallifrey)
Blind Fury: According to legend, the village of Slothe located in the foothills near Mount Perdition. Its people hunted and gathered rather than develop agriculture, and because of this they devastated the ecology of the region. So the Gallifreyan God, Death sent its messenger, the Krafayis to the Village. The Krafayis killed all of the Village except for Presus the Indolent, the son of the village Prelate. An elderly Seer foresaw a time when Gallifreyans would never die. Presus found the Krafayis and killed it after 3 days of combat. Afterwards he burned the bodies of the village and went to sleep. Having defeated death, he never died but continued to sleep forever while be watched over by Time.
(he outranks Amnoni)
Quennesander Olyesti Pekkary of the House of Fordfarding is born. He is Rassilon's nephew.
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 be 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. The Gallifreyans struggle with the realization that time moves at different speeds in different parts of the Universe (creating ripples that affect the past). Omega 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.
-100?? (4 generations before the Barriers are completed)
Omega beings working on the theories that will create the Transduction Barriers.
-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 was the first Gallifreyan to relize that within the exo-space time continuum matter and
energy are interchangable via the equation E = MC^3.
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 astral vortex tubes.?? (a while before the Qqaba mission)
(long before she meets the 'Morbius' Doctor)
Patience meets Omega.
(102 years before
The first Space-Time craft capable of carrying a Gallifreyan into the Vortex is constructed by Omega. 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 Vortex after its discovery. By the time of the Doctor, no one remembers this pioneer's name. Nobody will remember what Omega's real name was.
The Death Zone Control Room
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.
(during the time of Rassilon)
Omega becomes the first Solar Engineer. He and future solar 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.
(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 Last Great Time War in Heaven 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. Lord Prydonius has the same voice as the 13th Master. This could mean that some (or all) of the bodies available to future Gallifreyans are based on the ancient founders of Gallifrey, or it could indicate that, (like the Doctor) the Master is a reincarnation of someone from the Old Times.
(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 Astral Vortex is called the Time Scaphe or Chronoscaphe. The first time travel is planned to be ninety minutes in the Vortex, and ninety days into the future.
(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.
(before the Vampires are released)
Rassilon decides to harnass a singularity as a power source for Gallifreyan time travel. This would supply the Gallifreyans with power for centuries. Despite not having developed a proper stellar manipulator, Rassilon takes a fleet of hundreds of Starkillers and tests his theory. Omega is serving as his engineer but the Other is not part of this mission.
The Yssgaroth Vampire King
(1 year before the Curse /
day 516 / 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 Sontarans will eventually conquer each of the 12 Galaxies (though probably not all at the same time).
(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 / ~3,500,000,000 BC)
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. (Patience and her children are immune to the Pythia's Curse - possibly because was a member of the Pythia's order?) The Great Schism causes shock-waves in the space-time continuum 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. Technically, this is the end of the Dark Time and the beginning of the Time of Legend, but the term Dark Times will often be used to describe anything that happened during or before Rassilon's time. The term Old Time continues to apply.
?? (during the civil war)
The civil war on Karn leads to the use of Slendor's Ultimate Weapon. The world is devastated the world and most of the Masters of Karn are killed. Some of the Gallifreyan colonists survive but give up on science and live simple lives far from the remains of the cities. The The Citadel of Karn now lies in ruins and is filled with atomic radiation. Those who remain in the cities are mutated by the radiation, becoming Clawrantulars. Because of the destruction caused by the Ultimate Weapon (and probably to keep Rassilon from getting his hands on it), the seven Crystals of All Power were all hidden. Each of the keys were named for the seven crimes of the Time Lords: Price, Injustice, Power, Exile, Knowledge, Wisdom and Nevermore.
(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
Lord Patrex (from southern Gallifrey)
Yassinbur is another Hero, but not a founder.
The Six Colleges (aka Chapterhouses)
Prydon (represented by Rassilon)
Patrexes (represented by Patrex)
Maren, Reverend Mother and the Sisterhood of the Flame
The Council of the Court of Principles continues
to rule Gallifrey. These coucilors are known as the Lords of 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 / possibly day 162)
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. The Court of Principles probably becomes known as the Court of Rassilon.
(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. They could have been fixed in time like Jack Harkness. 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 / after the Eye of Harmony is created / before the opening of the Death Zone / before the attack against the Racnoss)
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 Gallifreyas will ally with the Fledgling Empires to fight the Great Old Ones (including the Yssgaroth), the Racnoss, the Vampires, and the Nestenes. The first and greatest of the Vampire Wars begins. This continuing conflict will eventually become known as the Eternal War.
(when the Time Lords are young / before the end of Games)
The Raston series robots are created by a race that has been arround long before the Time Lords came into existance. The devoted themselves to building super weapons and then vanished, leaving robots with many different fuctions. They might have been created to fight the children of the Great Vampires.
?? (during the Dark Times / before Omega is lost)
Rassilon, Omega, and someone known as the Watchmaker (almost certainly the Other) construct the Final Redoubt on an asteroid about the galactic plane of the Stellian Galaxy. This will stand as the last bastion of Gallifreyan greatness if their homeworld should fall. Rassilon will later add a Matrix Adjunct that will hold a copy of the brain patterns of the greatest Time Lords who have ever lived, and the Apocalypse Clock which is capable of crystalizing and time locking the entire Web of Time at once.
(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.
?? (after the Gallifreyan's discover the secret of time travel)
The Great Old Ones, known as the Archons were the ones who created TARDIS technology, and their Science Mages created the seeds for the orignal TARDIS. The Gallifreyans steal these seeds from the Archons. They will use them to create the first TARDIS. They also clone the seeds to grow all the future TARDIS. This might have been the Validium that was later used to create the Ship and Lolita.
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 a living metal that is very flexible and elastic, no more ridged per volume then most types of cloth. It can shape itself into whatever its owner asks it to be. Validium has DNA, and becomes sentient when it achieves critical mass (probably about 300 kg). While not truely sapient, it does have a personality whose goal is to be free to destruction. A critical mass of Validium has the ability to destroy stars, and even a TARDIS within moment. While its soul function is to cause destruction, it is capable of shaping planets and can probably travel through time. Its might also be able to turn items into water or other elements. It can read people’s intentions and actions like a book and can forge an empathic mental link with a controller. Much of the controllers memories will coppied and stored inside the Validium. Validium also influences peoples subconscious actions and generates an aura of chaos that causes violence and destruction on any world it passes near. Validium is often used by the Time Lords to defend Gallifrey from potential threats. It’s not supposed to ever leave Gallifrey. 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.
(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, the Other (the Doctor), and Rassilon, begin developing a proper Stellar Manipulator that will be called the Hand of Omega. It will be programed in Old High Gallifreyan and will be able to harness and manipulate the entire power output of a star. 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?). But
the Time Lords might have interfered in Vogan culture to ensure that
the fall of the Cybermen or the survival of the species at the end of
the cyber wars.
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. The Gallifreyan Bow Ships would become known as the stuff of nightmares and legends throught out the early cosmos.
(At the height
of the Eternal Wars)
Despite protests from the Prydonians and Arcalians, the Patrex Chapter (and Lord Rassilon) secretly develop sub-matter block-transfer drones called N-Forms to fight the Vampires. They are probably called N-Forms in reference to the (incorrect) theory that the Vampires originated from N-Space (Null-Space). Each N-Form is three times the size of the city of London in the 20th century, but most of this mass exists in pocket dimensions. They are anchored into N-Space via carrier molecules, and these carrier molecules are scattered throughout the Cosmos. The N-forms 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. N-forms are 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
Omega / before the holes are sealed)
Official Time Lord history claims that no Time Lord was ever infected with the V-Factor. But 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.-24.06 (the year before Omega dies / day 344 / before the Qqaba mission / after the holes are sealed / after the Logopolitians begin creating CVEs)
(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 (aka the Doctor) begin the final stages of constructing a proper remote stellar manipulator. This device is called the Hand of Omega for political reasons. It has the ability to customise stars.