The History of The Time Lords Part I
THE DARK TIME
Event Zero and the Gallifreyan Empire
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THE HISTORY OF THE TIME LORDS PART I: THE DARK TIME
Event Zero and Ancient Gallifrey
This is a Time Line of Ancient Gallifrey. It's dating system is based off the Gallifreyan year (which is the same as Earth's). Year Zero is the year that (according to Doctor Who Magazine) Rassilon created the Eye of Harmony. According to the FASA Role-Playing Game this happened 23 years after Omega's death. According to "Christmas on a Rational Planet" all of this happened around 3,500,000,000 BC.
The following information contains many spoilers.
(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 Cardiff Rift.
The Cataclysm?: The battle between the Disciples of Light and the Beast creates the first Big Bang resulting in a Ur-Universe. Time is born as is matter and space and life. The forces of Good and Evil shatter largely negating each other and leaving only echoes. This Universe was “open” and expanded until heat death and beyond. secondary universes bud off from the Ur-Universe. The Ur-Universe is like a series of Russian dolls. Inside each universe is another one. 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 Prime Universe (of the Doctor) is the Third Universe. The planet Quinnis can be found in the Fourth Universe. The Fourth Universe doesn't run parallel to the Third, and its time time tracks cross at an angle. These secondary universes can be accessed using Closed Vacuum Embodiments (CVEs). While naturally occurring CVE are one of the rarest phenomenon in the Prime Universe, hidden artificially created CVE portholes are more common. The lifeforms, called Intercreationals, are composed of these universes exist and in this sea. These Swimmers are far more powerful than Chronovores (and Guardians) and can destroy universes by touching them.
“Always the same.”
Event 0 -
A random fluctuation of energy creates
a Big Bang, which produces the Normal-Space Universe. This Universe begins 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 probably has slight
effects on the biodata everyone around him.
It 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 similarities to Elizabeth 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 Kingmaker 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 Beginning of all Beginnings)
The echoes 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 believed that Raag, Nah, and Rok were responsible for the destruction/creation of several universes. These three would become the Guardians of the universe right before the current one.
-The Book of the Old Time
-- 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.
The remains of a Lord of Time from the previous Universe
(the Universe 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.
(in the 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 Ancient Lights.
-12,000,010,000 (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.
-12,000,000,000 (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. Realizing 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).
Event 1 - At the end of the War, three of the Guardians of this Universe (who will become the Gods of Ragnarok) caused the end of the Universe by creating instabilities in one of the engines of a massive Timestation. This Time Station has a Main Space Time Element (the Heart of a TARDIS) that is virtually identical to the one in TARDIS and probably belongs to the Old Time Lords of the previous Universe. In response to the instabilities, the Timestation's single large humanoid pilot ejects fuel from the unstable engine. This ejected fuel is a condensed monoblock of matter that detonates when another timeship (from the next Universe), named the Vipod Mor, materializes at its center. This detonation creates the Big Bang. The universe expands out of the monoblock singularity. There is a massive inflation that lasts less than a millionth of a second. The Big Bang knocks the Timestation into the future and leaves it floating at the precise center of the Universe (so very near Gallifrey's system). Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy will form around the Timestation and it will later be given the name Terminus by Terminus Incorporated. The Time Lords will refer to the Big Bang as the Kinetic Dance.
Note: the idea that the Timestation came from the previous Universe is emphasized in the script for Terminus.
-10,000,000,000 (moments after the Big Bang / Archons existed at the beginning of time)
The Great Old Ones enter this new Universe through the Blind Idiot God of Chaos known as Azathoth (a sentient black hole), aka Ezu, the Gate of a Million Spheres. The Great Old Ones known as the Archons emerge to watch the Universe's rebirth in a blast of music and light. Using the language of Quantum Mnemonics, the Great Old Ones discover they have amazing powers in this universe. Using this language they could re-write reality and even bring about the destruction of this universe. However, the rules of their game prevent them from interfering with lesser species directly. As time advances from the destruction of their original universe, the laws of relativity increase the lifespan of these elder - effectively making them immortal. They are also very resistant to almost any phenomenon in this new Universe.
-10,000,000,000 (the start of the Universe)
The Council of Eight has Sabbath seed an intelligence into the formation of the Universe. This intelligence becomes part of the fabric of the Universe, and gives the Council the ability to map out all of history after the fall of Gallifrey.
-10,000,000,000 (In the beginning / pre-time / pre-everything / after matter and energy were in exisitance)
The Universe can't settle down to manifiest laws and elements because of the presence of the Soletract. The Soletract was a conciousness, and energy that was inherently antithetical to the new Universe. The forces of the Universe exiled the the Soletract to a separate 'unreachable' plane ot existance. This allows the Universe to begin making sense and function. Soletract's plane would be destablized and corrupted if to many sapient beings from Normal Space were to visit it. Many Time Lords theorize that Vampire Yssgaroth weren't a species, but a side effect of two incompatible continual strata trying to coexist. It is quite possible that this Soletract Plane is the dark universe in the Vortex's Under-History. If so, that would mkae the Soletract the unwitting source of the Yssgaroth and their vampire children.
(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) originally 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 realities 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 existence 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 singularity 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 traveler being trapped in a formless, timeless dimension.
|Number||Dimension||Color||Guardian||Key to Time|
|5th Dimension||Space-T. Vortex||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|6th Dimension||??||White||Structure/Order/Light||1st Segment|
|7th Dimension||??||Black||Chaos/Darkness/Entropy||2nd Segment|
|8th Dimension||??||Red||Justice/Morality/Doctor||3rd Segment|
|9th Dimension||??||Azure||Equilibrium||4th Segment|
|10th Dimension||Imagination||Crystal||Toymaker/Dreams||5th Segment|
|11th Dimension||Possibility||Gold||Sentience/Life||6th Segment|
The beginning of the Old Time. The Old Time will last until around the time the Time Lord society is founded.
-10,000,000,000 (at the time of the Big Bang)
The Time Lords of Gallifrey (that are trapped in a single moment after the Last Great Time War) find the remains of one of the cracks in the skin of realty. They use it to broadcast a message throughout all of time and space. Because of this, it becomes the oldest question in the Universe. The question is “Doctor Who?” The Time Lords are looking for the Doctor’s original name, and they believe he is the only one in the post Time War era who could can correctly answer the question.
The Guardians of Light, Chaos, Dreams and Justice?
(Earlier then the Time Lord historical records reach / the childhood/infancy of the Universe)
The Great er 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 referred 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 Guardians have been described as impish creatures, and as spirits of mischief. T he majority of t he Grace spends much of its time squabbling with the individual Guardians. Each member of the Council of Guardians 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 Guardian 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 Guardians 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 Guardians. 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 abilities to manipulate the Weak Nuclear Force.
The Black and White Guardians are each given responsible for 50% of the reality of the Universe, and its first 5 dimensions. The Guardian of Structure appears less likely to lie then the Guardian 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 Guardian 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 Guardians know there will come a time when they are no longer needed and that their existence will end.
The Celestial Toymaker (aka the Crystal Guardian) '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 Guardian 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 puzzles. She was fascinated 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 Universe is finely balanced between chaos and structure, allowing its constant regeneration. Such a balance is needed to ensure a dynamic living cosmos. In theory Guardians of Chaos and Structure are perfectly balanced, but if one started to gain an advantage over the other then the Universe would begin to come apart. The Key to Time was designed by the Grace to re-balance things when this happens. It serves as a moral fail-safe to rest the balance of good and evil. This makes it the most important object in Creation. The Key is created out of a nearly indestructible artificially matricized structure consisting of a substance with a variable atomic weight that borders on magical. This abstract material is forged in the Chaos Pool found on the planet Chaos in the last 6 minutes of the Universe's life-span. The material embodies the fundamental nature of the universe and exists simultaneously at every point in time. This property prevents is from being analyzed. The substance is sometimes used by the Guardians to fashion communicators for lower lifeforms as well as the Crystal of Kronos and Enlightenment. Enlightenment could be used to alter time streams and the events within them. The Key is a perfect cube (6x6x6) made of six parts and holds the elemental force of the Universe. These segments maintain the equilibrium of Time itself. It can stop and start the Universe, re-write matter, change the states of quanta, and alter the balance of good and evil throughout the Universe. The Key gives the user access to every event in history, and the ability to alter those events. Only the Prime Eye of Harmony on Gallifrey is its equal when it comes to manipulating the power of the Vortex. The sixth segment is the most important of the set. The Key might have been some form of Time Manipulator? Each Guardian is represented by one segment and together, t he Key represents the powers of the Six-Fold God (aka the six Guardians). The Guardians use the complete Key to maintain universal balance between order and chaos. Any being that has the complete Key has absolute power over every particle in the Universe. To prevent any one being from having this much power the six segments of the Key are disguised and scattered to specific points in space and time. If one has 5 of the 6 segments a temporary segment can be made out of specific materials. Chronodyne is 74% compatible and can be used (with the other 5 segments) to put the whole Universe into a 3 second time-loop for 3.25 minutes before the Chronodyne burns out. The Key to Time is eventually destroyed by being evaporated in the Chaos Pool 300 years before the start of the Last Great Time War in heaven. This might have been what allowed the Time War to occur.
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 believed 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
The other Great Old Ones (Old Time Lords from the Previous Universe) become the Transient Beings (or Sub-Guardians). The greatest and darkest is Nyarlathotep. Other Great Old Ones include the Ancient Lights (including the Mandragora Helix), the Time Lord military strategist 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), Elder God of Chaos Moloch (ally of Weyland), Hastur the Unspeakable (Fenric), the Elder God Weyland (enemy of Fenric), Melefescent, the Archons, and Gog (Gog and Magog). Other 'Things Unspeakable' from the Dark Times: the Ancient Lights ( the Mandrogora Helix ), the Cerrunos, the Valdemar, the Primeval Beings, the Dark, the Chlutu, and Narytholotep. Of the Great Old Ones, Moloch, the Nestene Consciousness, Fenric, and (probably) Weyland survive the creation of this Universe just as they survived the last. Moloch is the oldest of the Elder Gods. 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. The Archons are one of the Old Ones. These multidimensional beings become 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). They are more complicated then the Time Lords of Gallifrey.
-10,000,000,000 (The big bang / earlier than a TARDIS can safely go)
The Old Ones exist, including Valdemar .
-10,000,000,000 (Nanoseconds after the Big Bang)
The Vondrax come into being (they might have been created by the Old Ones) They feed on the tachyons that are plentiful at this point in time. When their supply begins to run out they start traveling through space and time to collect more tachyons in their orbs.
NOTE: There is some evidence to support the idea that the Doctor Who takes place in the same Universe as the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Most notably the book Origins of the Universe by Oolon Coluphid appears to exist in both franchises. However the Earth is destroy in every single timeline in the book Mostly Harmless which means that something more complex than just an alternate timeline is separating the two Multiverses.
-10,000,000,000 The Chronovores (aka Kronovores) were created by the Council of Guardians on the artificial 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 Chronovores 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 Transcendental 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).
Chronovores 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): These 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: 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 crystallizes history freezing them in place. They can't even look at each other. These hunters change history by sending their victims back in time and then feeding on the potential temporal energy that makes up the original timeline. The Weeping Angels were probably created to serve as assassins. Not even the Time Lords know where they come from but their feeding habits, 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 piece 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 super-strings. 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 but are capable of feeding on anything that enters the Vortex. Their life-energies of most are inimical to humanoid existence. 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.
- The Furies were developed by the Curia of Nineteen as a defense force. They live in the Vortex and can only be remembered by their intended targets (and Time Lords). The existence of the Furies is kept secret because the Time Lords probably punish the Curia if they found out. Like other Chronovores they feed on temporal energy from the Vortex. They can only survive 1,300 years without sustenance.
(after the Chronovores are created)
Eternals: The Eternals are cousins of the Chronovores 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 transcendental 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 fulfillment through the Eternals and the Eternals seek fulfillment 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 Transcendental 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 arrange games and tournaments for the Eternals. By the time of the Doctor many Time Lords will see the Eternals as little more the legends.
(the childhood of the Universe)
Other transcendental 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 continual 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 Transcendental 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 Chronovores. The Daemons eventually copy these texts.
-9,999,997,000~ (Only a few millennia after the Universe comes into existence)
The Celestial Toymaker (aka Guardian of Dreams) grows bored with nurturing the early civilizations of the universe, and starts 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 occasionally even higher evolutionaries to play his games.
(the Dawn of Time)
The Eternal Elektra and the Chronovore Prometheus conceive a child in defiance of the Ancient Covenants. That child, Kronos is the greatest and fiercest of the Chronovores. 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 existence. They might also be know as the Halldons.
The interaction between dimensionally unstable spacedust and multidimensional wormholes leads to the emergence of the Ancestor Cell. All naturally evolving life in the Universe descended from a single Ancestor Cell that existed in a time zone of formative continuum outside the Noosphere of a normal TARDIS's capabilities. These cells were not the first living things. But the organisms that evolved from them were. These organisms spawned all naturally evolving (ie non-deliberate) life in the Universe before they died out. According to Gallifreyan science, the only thing that can stand against entropy and random decay is Life, and all life relies on the death of others. While the first living cells eventually die out, the Ancestor Cells remained and over the next several billion years it feeds on the time pollution from various TT Capsules.
? (the Dawn of Time)
The Beast of all evil will begin to subtly affect life throughout the Universe. The Beast will be the template for evil and numerous cultures will have legends inspired by it. He is known as Krop Tor, Satan, Lucifer, the King of Despair, the Deathless Prince, the Bringer of Night.
-9,999,996,500~ (3,500 years after Event 1 / 13,500,014,400 BC)
This time zone of formative continuum is the location where the Head of the Presidency traveled in search of the Enemy. Though outside the Noosphere of a normal TARDIS's capabilities, the expedition was expected to be successful. The President never returned. The Ancestor Cells are drawn to Gallifrey by I.M. Foreman's Universe-in-a-Bottle. The Time Lords will spend much of the Last Great Time War believing that this Ancestor Cells are the Enemy.
-9,999,623,000 (377,000 years after the Big Bang)
The Universe has now expanded to several million light-years across and is now only 3,000 degrees Celsius. Electrons begin orbiting the hydrogen and helium nuclei, creating the first atoms.
Etra Prime (aka Planet One) is probably one of the first planets to form in the Universe. By the Humanian Era it will be the oldest planet in the Universe. The planet has crystals made of the apocalypse element that contain entropic power. They are capable of shredding the raw fabric of space-time in an unstoppable reaction. It also has a cliff made of crystallized carbon (diamonds) with a message carved into them from the dawn of time. The message consists of the words 'HELLO SWEETIE' and the coordinates for Salisbury Plain on Earth in the year 102 AD. Its possible that the Apocalypse Element might be fuel left over from the Terminus Timestation.
?? The planet Hindmost will form in one of the 9 corners of the Universe. It is the furthest planetoid from Gallifrey that the Time Lords have ever found, and is barely large enough to stand on. A TARDIS would have to be re-engineered to reach it.
-5,110,000,000 (4.6 billion years before life evolves /
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 environments (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.) For more information see: Gallifrey's Star System
(billions of years before the Time Lords come into existence / before Gallifrey was named Gallifrey / before Rassilon)
The Untempered Schism is on Gallifrey. This and other rifts are thought to have formed naturally on Gallifrey, but they might have been placed there by the Constructors of Destiny. The Crevass of Memories That Will Be is probably another Rift. The people of Gallifrey are first exposed to the Schisms. This will affect their evolution. It might have also been the source of the White Point Stars and Taranium 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.
Gallifrey's sun ignites.
-2,500,000,000 (about 6,000,000,000 BC)
The sapient Cthalctos of 16 Alpha Leonis One is destroyed by a black hole.
(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 of 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.
-1,500,000,000 (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.
(before the 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, aka the Time of Stones). It will last aeons until the beginning of the Rassilon Era.
(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. Until at least the 40th century people would go on quests for the Infinite.
?? (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.
(during the Dark Times / probably before the Time
The Higher Evolutionaries known as the Parallel Sect were dimensional pioneers who could cross dimensions at will. They had symbiotic nuclei and were considered to be a myth on many worlds including Gallifrey. They were said to have created a web of all the parallel timelines.
The Phaeron were a species composed entirely of dark matter who were one with space-time. They create a massive network of wormholes that connect various parts of the entire Universe.
?? (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 t he 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.
(before the Earth forms)
The time witch Brimo is imprisoned for attempting to conquer the world of Nefrin.
(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 interventions / when the star Sol is young)
The Doctor rescues the last clutch of Racnoss eggs from the warring Racnoss factions and the Fledgling Empires. He takes the clutch back in time (when most of the stars and planets haven’t formed yet) to the dawn of time. The Racnoss' Webstar ship, the Secret Heart, becomes the center of the planet Earth as if forms. It will take billions of years for the Racnoss Empress to find her children. 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 10th Doctor claims this is the furthest back in time he has been.
(1 billion years before the Logopolitans begin draining off Entropy /
When the Doctor reassembles the Key to Time, in The Armageddon Factor, one of the segments is damaged, due to the false segment the Doctor used earlier. This damage allowed the Black Guardian to create a tailored virus while the Universe is stopped. This virus creates an imperfection in the White Guardian's re-balancing of the Universe causing entropy to begin increasing at an accelerated and even exponential 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.
-600,000,000 (600 million years before the Eye of Harmony /
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. For more information see: The Planet Gallifrey, and its Flora and Fauna
-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 mammals)
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 (Gallifrey's Jurassic Period) 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. This might be the armored Dinosauria. Another beast is a massive creature (twice the size of a hab-bloc) with 2 legs, 2 vestigial 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.
billion 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 primitive races of the Universe.
Pre-Neanderthal Gallifreyans? (before being modified by the Constructors of Destiny)
Neanderthal Gallifreyans evolve. These Gallifreyan Neanderthals did not evolve from anything embarrassing (like apes). They might have evolved from something similar to the Marshmen of Alzarius. The Constructors of Destiny modify the Gallifreyan Neanderthals to fulfill their destiny. The Untempered Schism continues to affect the development of these beings. Before this event causality was largely structureless and at the mercy of those who could wield Odic Energy. Because they are the first sentient beings to evolve naturally from the Ancestor Cell they have a direct effect on all of the Space-Time Continuum. Only sentient beings can collapse quantum phenomenon and crystallize history. Biodata is a space-time map of this crystallization, thus only sentient beings (organic or technological) have biodata. It is a form of “time DNA” which defines a sentient being's reach/span in space as well as time. As a sentient observes the quantum flux of the universe, he collapses the uncertainties into facts. Thus it is the perception of the universe that defines it – making the meaning of the universe its primary foundation. As a sentient lives, he creates strands of meaning and understanding that mark out all he sees perceives. These are his bio-data strands. The Gallifreyans are beings made of Biodata and they are the first to impose “meaning” on the universe by their observations. The Gallifreyans create the first civilization as we understand the term.
-10,000,000? Null-Space (N-Space) is seperate but coterminous to the Normal Space-Time Continuum. It lies far far beneath the Deep Time of the Void found between alternate timelines. Every sentient being has a parallel N-Body leaves their corporal body at the moment of death. This N-body travels through Null Space to reach the Light. According to some legends the N-bodies that continue on might become Eternals. The High Eternal and conceptual entity, Death serves as a gatekeeper between Null-Space and the afterlife. However if the sapient's N-body is still too attached to the real world (usually through excessive negative emotions, but also because of an extremely strong will coupled with sense of their life being incomplete) then the N-Body will become trapped in Null Space in a desperate attempt to return to the real world. This could be why every sapient species in every galaxy believes in an afterlife and has developed a concept of Hell. Eventually, in most cases, these N-bodies eventually realize their mistake and continue on. But is some cases their soul fades till they are nothing more the interstitial phantoms hungering for artron energy. The Doctor has speculated that the nightmares of beings in Null-Space might have become the Great Vampires. Occasionally these interstitial phantoms escape back into Normal Space and attempt to possess the living.
Gallifreyan legends speak of a Null-Space called Nineveh where Gallifreyans go to die. This place is occupied the Watcher of Nineveh and is filled with ruined timeships. The Light that the human souls travel to might be the City of the Saved.
-10,000,000 (3,512,027,893 BC / ????? / Before humanity existed)
Under the influence of the Untempered Schism t he first Gallifreyans (one of the first Great Races) come into existence. They begin as a Level 1 Society mastering fire. These war-like humanoids called themselves Gallifreyans, which means "they that walk in shadows." Due to the Untempered Schism, early Gallifreyans might have developed a way of measuring time instinctively as a survival trait. This could explain why the species is later obsessed with conquering Time.
They are the first sentient humanoids to appear in the Universe. As such their morphic fields increase the chances of humanoids evolving on other planets. As these early Gallifreyans observed the Universe they set down laws to predict its actions. In doing so, their Observations physically began to create the rules by which the Universe operated. Non-human species will only be found on worlds where humans could not survive in the wild. During the Dark Times most species (such as the Racnoss, or the Qwerm) tended to be much more massive then later aliens that evolved in later eras. The Gallifreyans and Osirans were the rare exception to this rule. It is theorized that some universal physical constant is slowly reducing over time making larger sapient species less likely as time goes by.
Morphic fields are created by the crystallization of history through observation by a conscious mind. Morphic fields don't follow the normal rules of the universe and are so complex that that a living mind is required to compute their mathematics. The shape and nature of every lifeform in the universe is influenced by the morphic field of that species. The Artron Energy created by a living being creates the morphic field as a sort of collective psionic aura which acts as a species equivalent to an individual’s biodata. The longer a particular species has been around the stronger its morphic field. These fields build up over several generations (probably as a side effect of the crystallization of history caused by observation). This is why there are so many species that look like Gallifreyans throughout the Universe. These early Gallifreyans are however only partly responsible for the number of humanoid species in the cosmos. For more information see: Ancient Gallifreyans
?? The Kamishi (the self-proclaimed First Race) use SporeShips to accelerate evolution throughout the cosmos. The Khorlthochloi are one of the oldest races in the Galaxy. They guide developing species and eventually ascended
to a higher dimension. The Doctor believes that the Khorlthochloi's achievements 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 Xerxes, the Xylians, the Fendahl, the Carrionites, the Vashta Nerada, and the Krafayis.
The beginnings of Gallifreyan civilization. The early Gallifreyans build numerous walled cities all over the planet. In the modern era there are no historical records from the time when Gallifreyans wore animal hides and uses spears.
?? (millions, possibly billions of years before the time of the Doctor / before there were any Time Lords / before Rassilon / after a stone ring was constructed around the )
Seven 8 year old Gallifreyans are scarified to the Untempered Schism by the Sentinels of Post Time War era. Their artron energy becomes trapped on the Earth.
-8,014,500 (4250 years before hyper-drive)
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 telepaths. 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 usually 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.
-8,013,900 (3650 before hyper-drive)
The walled cities of Gallifrey become the capitols of various city states that are ruled by City Warlords.
The ability to see the future becomes an ability that can only be attained by female telepaths. These visionaries developed their powers by staring into the untempered schism, but the development of precognition was extremely rare. Their minds were connected and nearly merged with the Astral Vortex. They could see the future of specific people, places, and species in amazing detail. Those women who spent too much time with their minds in the Vortex, became disconnected and catatonic. In the City of Prydos the Order of the Sisterhood gains such power and foresight that it comes to dominate the cities of Gallifrey's southern continent.
?? (before space travel / when swords and armor were common)
Sirgwain and the Green Knight: A Ice Warrior’s ship breaks down on Gallifrey in the province of Barnakadon. The Warrior confronted King Halfur and tricked him into agreeing to provide aid in repairing the Warriors space ship. The warrior was quite impressed with the bravery and honor of the Knight Sirgwain and chose to spare his life before he left Gallifrey. During this time The Seers of Doom and the Valley of the Shadow were both dangers that could be found in the land of Barnakadon. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
The Crevasse of Memories That Will Be
-8,011,500 (1250 years before hyper-drive /
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 perhaps they had access to the Elixir of Karn. To see the future, a Pythia sits in a wicker cage in the Cavern of Prophecy, under the adytum of the 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 achieve 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 Northern Lakes.
(when the Universe is still in its teens / during
the time of the Pythia)
Old High Gallifreyan is used on Gallifrey. The most magic like power ever wielded by the Gallifreyans as a whole, was Old High Gallifreyan. In the time before the anchoring of the Web, Old High Gallifreyan could be used by experts to burn stars, raise empires, and topple gods. Humans would have a great deal of difficulty speaking this language.
?? 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 hyper-drive)
The Gallifreyans makes scientific discoveries at a tremendous pace and they move quickly through the Iron to the Steel Ages.
? Gallifrey masters gunpowder and become a Level 3 society.
A Gallifreyan Village
? Gallifrey masters steam power and become a Level 4 society.
?? Gallifrey had an economy phase.
?? (probably before first contact with aliens)
Jak and the Wormhole: A boy named Jak stops the Nimon from invading Gallifrey with the help of an alien princess named Jahanna. Jahanna lives the rest of her life on Gallifey. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
?? (before making first contact with aliens)
The Gingerbread Trap: Malkus and Everlyne encounter a Krillitane who ship had broken down and been forced to land on Gallifrey. The Krillitane tries to force them to help repair it’s ship but the children kill it. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
?? (long before the development of space travel)
Andiba and the Four Slitheen: Four criminal Raxacoricofallapatorians visit Gallifrey in an attempt to mine madranite and other rare minerals. Andiba and Vash destroy them with the vinegar that their home town is so famous for. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
-8,010,890 (640 years before hyper-drive)
With the advent of electricity, Gallifrey quickly moves from steam to atomic power. As an industrialized level 4 society the atmosphere becomes quite polluted.
-8,010,850 (600 years before Hyper-drive / when the Universe is 1/5th the size it will be at the end of the time continuum)
The Gallifreyans develop manned space flight and interplanetary probes. They become a Level 5 society. Like all level 5 civilizations the believe that History is written by the victors.
?? (when communicators and verbally programmable transporter ‘skimmers’ are available / before temporal manipulation of DNA-biodata is possible)
Helana and the Beast: In order to free her father from the control of a beast-like creature, Helana agrees to live with the beast. She learns that the Beast had been exposed to and unstable time field which had regressed its body down the evolutionary line. The Doctor is able to provide a temporal antidote turns the beast back into a young man. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
-8,010,550? Gallifrey had several terrible wars before Unification under a single government was achieved.
-8,010,550 (300 years before Hyper-drive)
The first Pythia unifies the entire planet Gallifrey under her rule. The Gallifreyans master their entire planet, making them a Type 1 Civilization.
(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.
(10,250 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 hyper-drives. 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.
The Ancient Capitol
(millions of years before TID / 250 after hyper-drive)
The City of Gallifrey (which will become the Capitol) is reconstructed by order of the Pythia. It is a hodge-podge of various architectural styles. The buildings are made of stone and are decorated with sculpted bird wings and curlicues. Archways and overwalks are tangled with pillars. The City is protected by the Council Police. The Pythia's temple is in the west district of the City. Devotions take place in the temple in the evening. The City often suffers from a bitter wind from the Northern Lakes.
(before The Five Doctors)
The City/Capitol might be named Gallifrey.
(They've had absolute power for 10,000,000 years /
10 million years before TID)
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.
(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 BC
The Gallifreyans surpass transmat technology by inventing transduction technology. They are now an advanced interstellar Level 7 Society.
The Grief Collector: Melina makes a deal with the Greif Collector to exchange her tears for money. The Collector kidnaps Melina’s fiancé to increase her grief. With the encouragement of the Doctor, Melina breaks into the Collector’s house and liberates all the people he has captured over the years. In the process the Collector appears to have been drowned in the tears he had collected from tens of thousands of victims. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
The 254th Pythia declare that all technology should be abandoned
(or maybe technological advances are forbidden).
-3,420,000?? (During time of the 290th Pythia)
The Gallifreyans split into two major factions: The Colonialist (who believe 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??
(before the 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.
The 389th Pythia orders that massive fleet be constructed and sent into space to annex all civilizations of beauty or sophistication into the Glorious Gallifreyan Empire. A tidal wave of Gallifreyans spread across the cosmos like a virus. They saw it as their duty to sheperd the other species they discovered. This becomes known as the War of Enlightenment. The Legendary Hero Ao gives the 389th Pythia a jeweled talisman. Tales of great Gallifreyan Generals and Colony Leaders abound in the Dark Times.
?? The Constellation of Ao is named after the famous Hero Ao (or maybe this happened the other way around?).
?? (long before anyone had even had the idea of entering the Vortex / at this point Gallifrey is exploring other galaxies.)
Frozen Beauty: Reaching other Galaxies takes Gallifreyan centuries or more. The Leviathan Fleet is filled with generation ships where people live out multiple generations before the fleet would reach the new galaxy. But most ships rely on cryogenic caskets to keep the crew alive for the centuries the trip will take. These ships had their control deck in the forward section of the ship. Gallifreyans use cybernetic implants to provide them with instant access to information. Laser Blasters are a common side arm in this era. Captain Glammis commands the Stellar Fire, which sets out for Andromeda. This is the fastest ship, yet constructed, and 50 years later it has reached the frontier worlds of Andromeda. But an engine malfunction causes the ship to crash. The captain’s brother, Abadon Glammis eventually becomes the richest person in the Stellian Galaxy (and several other galaxies as well). He uses his money to assemble a rescue ship. After 100 years of searching the rescue ship found the Stellar Fire and saved it’s still frozen crew and captain from the Wirrn. This story becomes a popular fairtale told to time-tots.
?? (before the Time Scoop / early in the Universe's life)
Gallifrey is now one of the many Fledgling Empires competing and fighting for domination of space and to shape the future of the cosmos. Others Fledgling Empires that were too strong for the Gallifreyans to conquer include the Nestenes Consciousness, the Carrionites, the Racnoss, the Exxilon, the Gryffnae, the Lacustrine Sattisar, the Batworms of the Asteroid Archipelago, the Mandragora Helix, the Eternals, the Weeping Angels, the Vashta Narada, the Krafayis, and the Osirians. It is a time of horrific violence. The technology and science of the fledgling empires was all approximately equal, and it took a long time for a clear victor to emerge. The Time Lords viewed the Weeping Angels as terrifying. One of their manuscripts on that species is titled "Its behind you."
?? Gallifreyan Heroes fight campaigns against the Gryffnae, Lacustrine Sattisar, and the Batworms of the Asteroid Archipelago.
(during the Gallifreyan Empire / shortly after Earth's star ignited / while the Earth is nothing more then
The Gallifreyans master almost all of Mutter's Stellian Spiral Galaxy, making them a Type 3 Civilization. The devastation of the other fledgling empires allows Gallifrey to focus its resources on scientific development. This, eventually, places them far above the other species.
The Death Zone
-1,640,000 (During the time of the 430rd Pythia / during the Dark Times)
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. The Death Zone (or Forbidden Zone) is created in a pentagon shaped valley in the southern hemisphere as an arena for the Games. The Death Zone is about the size of North Wales and is surrounded by a powerful forcefield that can trap even a TARDIS. 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. 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.
?? (the Gallifreyans are described a Primitive )
The Three Brothers Gruff: The brothers Carl, Meklan, and Naze Gruff are captured by the Sontaran (Kaveetch?) named Starn, who experiments on them to determine if Gallifrey can be easily conquered. The brothers kill Starn before he can make his report to the Sontaran Assessment Survey. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
?? (millennia before Rassilon is born)
The Higher Races (possibly the Old Ones, the Parallel Sect, and the Phaeron?) begin a war against each other. Several galaxies are burned in this conflict.
-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 Qqaba 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. These words are governed by Colony Leaders. 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 traveling 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 achieve 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 emphasis is made on recording and documenting their own history. Students are called cadets and live in barrack rooms. Healers wear white tunics with red jerkins. Military Cadets are called Young Heroes. Military Officers and Generals 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 repel Evil.
-5000?? (when their galactic
empire is at its height / thousands of years before the seven keys were created)
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, artificers, and scientists who work there hold titles of King and Queens, and are known as the Masters of Karn. The Masters were ruled by the Grand Master 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. If it was the will of the majority, the Grand Master of Karn could be dethroned. The people of this world will live in peace and prosperity for thousands of years.
(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).
?? (during the Old Time)
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.
(probably 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 slowed the Laima to occasionally 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 awkwardly 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 (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.
?? (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 equilibrium /
before the Time Lords /
after 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 Guardian to create a tailored virus causing entropy to begin unceasing at an accelerated and even exponential rate. The Logopolitans being using the Block Transfer Computation to save the Universe from this Heat Death. To maintain 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 member of the previous universe's High Council known as the Renegade enters this Universe and becomes the Other. The Other's father might have been the Doctor. The Other will become Patience's future lover. Patience's granddaughter Susan will be related to Rassilon, but the Doctor is not. The Other might have been a CAT (Calculating Animal with a Tail). Such CATs were highly revered on Gallifrey. According to the "Scrolls of Rassilon" the Other is a renegade/criminal Time Lord who came back in time from a point well after the Time of Legend. Some say he had powers that exceeded any that Rassilon may have had. Others believe he was not of Gallifrey at all. Some say he never served on the High Council at all. He might have been one of the "Morbius Doctors." The only thing which is consistent in all the myths is the title by which he is known: "The Other." It is known that he was rather short, has thin legs, black hair, and often wears a black cloak with a hood. He doesn't look like any of the first 7 Doctors (Hartnell-Mccoy). By the time of the first Otherstide the Other will still claim he can not regenerate and Rassilon will still believe him. The Other is immortal, barring accidents and could live for millions of years. This immortality is not due to Rassilon. He could have been fixed in time like Jack Harkness. The Doctor has had some bodies and lives that he doesn't admit to. Asside from the traditional incarnations the Doctor has at least two other bodies/identities. One of these is the Other. The remaining identity might be a reference to the Guardian of Justice, or the Morbius Doctors...
?? The Other has a vast estate right outside the Capitol. It looked like a giant rose garden from 1913 AD Earth.
?? (before the Time Scaphes)
The Time Lords harness the power of artron energy.
The Constructors of Destiny have a better understanding of Block-Transfer Computations than the people of Logopolis.
Statue of Omega and the Seal of Omega
The Gallifreyan Peylix of the House of Lungbarrow is born. He is Rassilon's cousin. Omega suffers from frequent insomnia. He is willing to do the most menial tasks in order to achieve his goals. He will later be know as Omega the Greatest Hero Gallifrey ever produced. Omega and Rassilon will form and lead different Chaptershouses.
-153 (130 years before the Qqaba Mission)
Taranium is discovered and mined from Gallifrey's moon Pazithi by minesmen. Taranium is one of the rarest and most unstable substances in the universe. A full emm of Taranium is capable of holding vast amounts of temporal energy, enough for 50 space-time jumps in a TARDIS. Enough to shift entire regions through space and time, or to power a hundred DARDISes. Touching it can de-age someone who has become old due to temporal acceleration. 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.
?? (after the Citadel of Karn is created / Slendor the Destroyer's life overlaps with Rassilon's life / after Karn had been at peace for thousands of years / possibly after the discovery of Taranium?)
The Master of Karn known as Drextor was the son of the beloved King (Grand Master?) Matthias. Under Drextor's supervision, Slendor (who would eventually become 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 and use it to make the air itself burn. 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. When Drextor was crowned King he announced the completion of the Weapon. But it was not long after this that Drextor's own wife poisoned him to prevent the weapon's use. A civil war broke out around this time as the Masters of Karn went to war with each other as the Empire collapsed.
The Grand Master of Karn decided that the Crystal of All-Power was be split up into the Seven crystal Keys to Doomsday. Once for each of the crimes of the people of Gallifrey: Price, Injustice, Power, Exile, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Nevermore. Each key hidden in one of the planet's 7 provinces. The survivors of the civil ware mostly abandoned science. After the fall of civilization on Karn the Giant Land Crab evolved.
?? (back when there were children / before regeneration)
The Garden of Statues: The Weeping Angels take control of a house on Gallifrey and create a temporal paradox. This story becomes a popular fairtale told to time-tots.
The Last Pythia
(169 years before the the Curse)
The 508th Pythia begins her rule. She has a mask like face, streaked with gold, and long gray 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 meets with a Master Trader from the South and then 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.
?? (the time right before the Pythia's curse / before the Time Scoop)
The Time of Chaos begins.
Bio-Data-Extracts are taken from Gallifreyans (such as Omega).
-130~?? (he is young
when he fights the Vampires)
The First Age of Rassilon begins (also known as the Early Rassilon Era): 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 possess tremendous strength. Rassilon will be know for being very good at using mathematics to control his destiny. He likes onions. Omega is Rassilon's cousin but appears to have not be affiliated with the House of Lungbarrow. Susan will be a decedent of Rassilon. Omega and Rassilon will form and lead different Chaptershouses
?? (towards the end of the Dark Times
/ before Blind Fury)
The Krafayis begin swarming across the cosmos.
?? (when 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.
Quennesander Olyesti Pekkary of the House of Fordfarding is born. He is Rassilon's nephew.
? (she was 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 Omega)
Peylix (Omega) hides a Warp Ellipse Field Generator in his desk - which gives him 3 years to complete a 3 hour examination. His teacher, Cardinal Louvis chooses not to punish him.
-110~? (before turning in the paper)
Peylix (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 belies 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 Peylix (soon to be Omega) turns in his Chronological Studies paper on the Genfranies(sp??) Theory of Temporal Aging into Cardinal Louvis. Louvis is so offended by Peylix 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 universally by the name Omega.
-110? (before they successfully enter the Vortex)
The Gallifreyans try to use Hyperspace to enter the Space-Time Vortex. This research turns out to be a dead end.
?? Rassilon was the first Gallifreyan to realize that
within the exo-space time continuum
matter and energy are interchangeable via the equation E = MC^3.
(probably before entry into the Vortex)
One of the earliest Time Lords, Omega, discovers De-materialization Theory and learns to make De-materialization 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)
The Temporal Scientist named Vanderkerian begins working with Omega. They become good friends.
? (long before
she meets the 'Morbius' Doctor)
Patience meets Omega.
Patience and Omega fall in love.
?? The first Prototype Space-Time Capsules capable of traveling in the Astral Vortex are launched with Gallifreyan Womprats as crew. These capsules can only enter and leave the Vortex not travel through time. They exist in the Vortex and require power to leave it.
-102 (102 years before the Eye of Harmony)
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.
(at 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
The Time Scoop, which uses psychic powers and Taranium, is created. It will eventually be known as the Time Scoop of Rassilon and some records will claim he invented it. For most temporal powers (probably including the Gallifreyans) one of the first forms of time travels are Osmic Projectors which eventually lead to full Time Corridor technology. Using Transmission of Matter Through Interstitial Time (aka a purely muon based temporal drive) the Time Scoop creates Null Spheres (aka Interstitial Motive Bridges) that collect items and aliens from across time and space. These null time bubbles are then steered through the Vortex through the muon based temporal wake created by the Time Scoop. While most targets are successfully brought to Gallifrey, some occasionally get trapped in time eddies. The trip is strictly one way. Every use of the Time Scoop causes permanent damage to the Web of Time. A Time Scoop’s Motive Bridge can disable a TARDIS’s controls if the operator lets it get too close, but the Scoop has only a 39.7% chance of being able to actually capture a TARDIS. The use of the Time Scoop can be observed using time particle monitors. The Time Lords also use the Time Scoop to collect all the extinct species from its past. Some of the more fearsome creatures were placed in the Death Zone. Species throughout the cosmos are kidnapped using the Time Scoop and forced to fight in the Games for the entertainment of the Time Lords. The species from the two ends of eternity fight in one giant paradox. The Death Zone is shifted into a temporal bubble. Not only can the weather in the Death Zone be controlled but, by this point, several alternate playing boards can be overlaid upon the Death Zone (such as a maze of joined space stations and space craft). The walls of these environments are made of a metal alloy created in zero gravity, and they can be remotely disabled. These alternative play environments are stored in an artificially-created pocket holding dimension when not in use. Only a TARDIS would be capable of entering the environments stored in the pocket dimension. All players on those boards are trapped in this pocket dimension when the board is not in use. Once the Eye of Harmony is created, use of the Time Scoop will interfere with Gallifrey's power systems causing planet wide drains.
(he 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.
Omega encounters the Tantalus Eye and writes about its unique nature. He fails to determine what caused it or its capabilities. The Eye is found in the Tantalus Spiral. The Eye is a vast fold in space-time, connecting two universes. Inside the Eye time accelerated, decelerated, and reversed unpredictably with such time dilation that nearby stars were born, died, and were resurrected within minutes.
(long before the Milky Way
was fully formed / possibly after the Time Lords came into existance)
The Time Lords (from the future?) warned the Phaeron when a renegade Phaeron began to corrupt their minds. In response the Phaeron closed down their wormhole network and sacrificed their entire species in order to trap the Glamour in time well leading to Deep Time.
(when Rassilon is young and naive
/ millennia after the war started)
The galaxy burning war between the Higher Races ends when psychic focusing device known as the The Art forces them to confront their own agression.
?? (aeons ago / millions of years ago)
According to legend, after centuries of war, the Dark God Valdemar is defeated by the other Great Old Ones. Afterwards the Old Ones vanish. This disappearance will be described as the 6th Greatest Mystery in the Universe. In reality the Old Ones has opened a breach into a higher dimension. A breach that kept expanding until Valdemar sacrificed himself to contain it, leaving him trapped forever.
(during the Dark Times / probably before the Time
Lords / ages ago)
The Higher Evolutionaries known as the Parallel Sect vanish.
The Population III Q Star Qqaba (also known as Jartus ) is discovered by Omega in the area of of Mutter's Spiral where the fabric of time is the oldest. This area is located 9.6 LY from Gallifrey in the constellation of Ao and will become known as the Sector of Forgotten Souls. It has 12 times the mass of Gallifrey's GV (yellow dwarf) sun. Omega reconfigures the star to prevent its imminent death.
-57 (24 years berfore the Curse)
The first Gallifreyan Colony world demands its independence.
-43 (10 years before the Curse)
Rassilon wins his freeman servant, the Tersurran Factotum named Thrift, for a few treazants in a market place brawl game.
?? The Pythia, having foreseen that the next ruler of Gallifrey will be a male, chooses Vael Voryunsti Sheverellas as her successor. She has the Academia single Vael out for special treatment, which is good because he didn't fit in at the Academia. He was the only one to study Time Theory and he failed his final assessments. Vael was a Temporal Physicist. He got the Highest exam quota ever in Temporal Manifold Physics.
The Neo-Technologists begin opposing the Old Order and the Pythia. They believe the technology was a useful tool, and not a a nescessary evil (as describe by the Pythia). The saw themselves as heralding the Age of Reason and want to free all slaves and have the government provide free food for everyone. Rassilon becomes the leader of the Neo-Technologists. Rassilon is a supporter of reason as opposed to the Pythia's superstition.
Patience's lover is hailed as a hero upon his return from the Odyssey. Omega marries Patience on the day of his return to Gallifrey.
?? (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.
?? Despite just getting married, Patience's husband spends most of his time 'shaping a new future' for Gallifrey.
?? The Gallifreyans appropriate Block-Transfer Mathematics from the Logopolitans.
?? Omega ( the first real scientist of Gallifrey ) rebels in the name of science.
?? (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.
Rassilon works in the office above the west wing of the Academia Library. At this point, Rassilon is primarily regarded as an great architect and a Stellar Engineer. Rassilon is a scientist and has an impeccable political record. He plans to make the Gallifreyans They realize that History is written by time travellers from the future. They realize that History is written by time travellers from the future. Lords of Time. But to do this he will have to conquer time and re-make Gallifreyan culture. He will do whatever it takes to accomplish this.
-42 (9 years before the Curse / after begining his revolutionary politics)
Rassilon renounces the rest of his name (as a protest against the Pythia) and from this point on is known only as Rassilon.
? Omega begins calling Rassilon 'Rass.'
?? (before they have trouble with the prototype)
Rassilon and Omega create a prototype stellar manipulator that has the ability to customize stars. The Gallifreyan science vessel known as the Starkiller Class is designed. With the help of the prototype manipulator a few hundred Starkillers can collapse a star into a singularity. They might have been golden corkscrew shaped vessels.
?? (probably before the Curse)
Omega has at least one child who is probably an ancestor of the Doctor.
-38~ (a few years before the fall of the Pythia)
Workers (slaves) from the Star Grellades cease to be sold by Pen-Shoza. However workers from Oshakarm continue to be sold.
(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.
The Chronauts begin training for their first mission on the Time Scaphe by doing hundreds of simulations. The Crew consists of Captain Quennesander Olyesti Pekkary, first son of the House of Fordfarding (his mother is Olyes Dryanasor, grandmother Dryana Shylvarsor, great grandmother Shylvar Karyesti. His uncle is Rassilon.), Second Officer Amnoni Distuyssor Lorizhon oldest daughter of the ancient House of Blyledge, Regulator Chesperl, Reogus Telleem Lacott (the Battery), Quantum Theorist Taspar and the one year old Pilot Shonnzi.
-35 (35 years before the Curse)
Construction begins on the first Time Scaphe. The Time Scaphe is made of real matter but uses forced-matter calculation to travel in time. It is powered by the mental artron energy of its Chronaut Crew.
? Amnoni plans to have children
after the launch of the Time Scaphe. She is also named as the next Kithriarch of the House of Blyledge.
?? During the Last Great Time War in Heaven the Time Lords created the several TARDIS to use as tools to try to free the Fendahl. The surviving TARDISes become the the Sphinxes 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 worshipers 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 Prydon ius 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
-34~ (1 year before the Curse)
There are riots and two public stonings in the cities in the South.
(1 year before the Curse /
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 around the time the Doctor is in his 8th body. .
(1 year before the Curse /
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 abilities.
The Pythia's health begins to fail.
The Pythia has a dream about being unable to see the future. The Chronoscaphe fails to return.
-33~ (probably the year of the Curse)
The Gallifreyan Colony worlds begin demanding independence.
-33 (3 years before getting funding for the Hand of Omega project)
With Omega's support, Rassilon begins conducting preliminary research into mapping an controlling History.
?? (before the Vampires are released)
Rassilon decides to harass 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 and the Vampire King
Rassilon, Omega, and possibly the Other have a great deal of trouble with their prototype stellar manipulator. Despite not having developed a proper stellar manipulator, Rassilon decides to try to harness a singularity as a power source for Gallifreyan time travel. He takes a fleet of hundreds of Starkillers and tests his theory by exploding a device within a yellow star. The star collapses into a singularity (not a Black Hole as Rassilon has yet to invent event horizons). This punched a hole in the Vortex that served as a foundation for the star. It creates a gap in history itself. The explosion creates a dent in the space-time continuum which opens dimensional holes throughout the galaxy.
In the space beneath space is a "dark universe" made up of the extra-continual alter-matter state of the Vortex’s Under-History. These dimensions aren’t literally evil, but would be considered ‘darker’ by most. In this dark universe are the Old Ones/Elder Gods known as the Yssgaroth. Some Time Lords theorize that Yssgaroth weren't a species, but a side effect of the two continual strata trying to coexist. Others theorize that they might be a distillation of the nightmares from Null-Space (N-Space) and that it might be one single gestalt life-form, but in fact they are Time Lords from the dark universe. The civilizations on that side are very different from those in Normal Space and believe that monsters exist in Normal Space. The idea of a breach between the universes fills them with fear. Before Rassilon’s interference, they were located a safe ‘distance’ from Normal-Space.
Vast tracks of the dark universe are devastated and thousands of Yssgaroth (or Great) Vampires use these dimensional holes to enter N-Space (Normal Space) and swarm across the part of the cosmos that would become the Spiral Politic. They can take any form in this universe but most appear as the Great Vampires (aka Giant Vampires) which are hundreds of feet tall. They had incredibly efficient cardiovascular systems and could transmute almost any energy directed at them. The Yssgaroth feed on the blood and souls making them an anathema to all forms of life and meaning. Vampires can easily smell if someone’s artron energy levels are higher than normal. Just standing within a few meters of a Yssgaroth will drain even a Gallifreyan's life force. A single one could drain all life from a planet. If a Time Lord was to venture into the dark universe they would drain the life force of the Yssgaroth in much the same manner. Their symbols include a bloody thorn bush overrunning a planet, a bleeding, eyeless lamb on a divine throne, and a skin of desperate devouring faces. They specialized in pain and were known for torturing to death the inhabitants of entire planets - sometimes stretching their (still living) victim's nervous systems out over several kilometers. Few of Starkillers survive the first attack. Rassilon ensures that nobody knows that it was his experiment that released the Yssgaroth.
A Gallifreyan can ingest measured amounts of vampire blood from a humanoid, then be forced to regenerate, and then feeding on the blood and regenerate again. This eventually turns them into a hound like beast (with no knowledge or experience) that will be completely loyal to whoever that person was loyal too. This Mal'akh-like beast has amazing senses and is the perfect Vampire tracking, hunting and killing beast.
? Since the Yssgaroth are Time Lords (ie history incarnate) of the "dark universe" they contaminate this universe's life and history simply by interacting with this universe's Time Lords. This contamination takes the form of the V-Factor which infects all life that comes in contact with, making it immortal provided it has the life-force of blood to feed on. Pure Children of the Yssgaroth (those sired directly by a Great Vampire), never tire, never hunger and they never feel pain. These vampires are servants of the Yssgaroth and the are responsible for killing trillions. Their only (apparent) ambition is to cause pain and despair and they spread across the spiral politic, enslaving and destroying whole star systems.
?? (during the Time of Chaos / during the Old Time)
Ancient Gallifreyan myth speaks of Blue Fire (aka Mi'en Kalarash) which did horrible things during the Old Times (including both the Time of Night and the Time of Chaos). The Blue Fire is a Great Old One made up of tiny slivers of incremental time that form a time magnet. It lives in the wasteland between realities. The Blue Fire stimulates a sleeping victim's limbic system and feeds on the artron energy generated by the resulting fear and nightmares.
(1 year before the Curse /
day 516 / precisely 1 year after Rassilon meets with the Pythia
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 temporarily 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.
A Guardian decrees that foresight is impossible and later establishes limits to what can be done with time machines.
-32.7~? (the year of the Curse)
As the Gallifreyans begin to define the universe on "rational" terms, the augurers and oracles of the Universe die. The Logistomancer of A32K crashes. The Core Sybilline of the nest worlds of Klanti succumbs to a male which weakens her power. The Sosostris of the West Spiral dies, The-Nameless-That-Sees-All in the Northern Constellations goes silent. The Shadeling Gods die. This could be a reto-time affect from the Anchoring of the Web of Time in the future.
"Now, See what we have created. We have built a world of Reason Triumphant. And it is Good"
-32.65 (32.65 years before the Eye of
day 128 of the new calender /
the beginning of the Early Rassilon Era /
Intuitive Revolution Night is probably not New Year's D
/ ~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 believe 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 channels 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 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 Panopticon)
Six heroes are considered the Founders of Gallifrey. This led to the Six Cardinal Colleges or Chapterhouses. (Yassinbur is another Hero, but not a founder.) For more information see: The Chapterhouses
The Founders of Gallifrey
- The First Earl of Prydon Rassilon (Grandmaster of the Prydon Chapter)
- The Warrior Apeiron
- The Other
- Pandak the First
- Lord Patrex (from southern Gallifrey)
- The Doctor (from The Infinity Doctors) is one of the Six Founders in an alternate version of history created by Faction Paradox.
The Six Cardinal College (aka Chapterhouses)
- Prydon: represented by Grandmaster Rassilon
- Arcal: quite possibly represented by Omega
- Patrexes: represented by Grandmaster Patrex
- Dromeian: quite possibly represented by Omega
- Cerulean: possibly represented by the Other
Maren, Reverend Mother and the Sisterhood of the Flame
The followers of the Pythia Heresy go to Karn. Given that the sisterhood has only been around for centuries a long time past the 20th century, it is possible that the Sisterhood used a time scaphe to travel into the future. If so, the probably went to a point after Gallifrey had been devastated by the Time War. Once on Karn, they discover the Elixir of Life that is produced by the Great Flame of Life. The Elixir is produced by rare volcanic numismaton gases and the even rarer chemicals in the rocks. It can heal almost any damage, keep a person alive forever and allows a Gallifreyan precise control over their regenerations. Gallifreyans who drink it are rendered fertile again. After consuming the Elixir for long periods, it becomes impossible to die from a lack of food or water. It tastes like a cross between apricots and custard. They set up the Sisterhood of the Flame of Life, a cult that worships the Great Flame. Their mental powers are dependent on their proximity to the Flame. Reverend Great Mother Maren is already quite old when the Elixir is discovered. Given the emphasis on motherhood and fertility it is possible that the Sisterhood is immune to the Curse and capable of breeding. If this is so then Patience might have been a member of the Sisterhood. The rituals of the Pythia survive in the form the Sisterhood of the Flame though they the use the title Great Mother instead of Pythia. The Great Mother controls Sisterhood. Under the Great Mother of the Sisterhood is High Priest Cassandra of the House of Jadedreamers. Lady Peinforte will be a member of the Sisterhood. By the end of Brain of Morbius there will only be 70 members of the Sisterhood of Karn. The Visionaries are seers from the Sisterhood of Karn. The Sisterhood will eventually surpass some areas of Time Lord science, most notably in the fields of biogenetics. Using the Elixir they can prepare potions that will tailor a Gallifreyan’s regeneration to enhance whatever trait is desired (including gender changes).The Sisterhood of the Sacred Flame is said to be tied to the Time Lords until the End of Time.
of the Court of Principles continues to rule Gallifrey.
These councilors are known as the Lords of Gallifrey. The 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 Gallifrey.
?? (before Rassilon is entombed)
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.
Astrofoils are the standard space transport used by Gallifreyans.
-32 (the year of the Curse / day )
The Council gives Rassilon a third crown. Rassilon suspends the Time Program. The Other has Pekkary meet with Omega at the Science Facility.
(probably the year of the Curse)
The Ice Age that began last year continues. It might last 10 million years.
Rassilon creates the Foundry to preform his research. Eventually his Foundry will be temporally displaced by a few seconds to make in invisible and insubstantial. Almost everyone of Rassilon's breakthroughs and artefact's are created here. Rassilon's Foundry will eventually become his TARDIS. The Black Scrolls of Rassilon are Rassilon’s research notes. Each scroll acted as a display screen holding vast amount of information about a particular subject. Subjects covered include level 11 science and technology, historical accounts, and Rassilon's personal diary. They date back to before there were Time Lords and will continue to be updated until Rassilon is entombed. They reveal many of the atrocities and tyrannical deeds of Rassilon.
?? (before Rassilon becomes President)
Omega becomes Chief of the Scientific Fraternity.
-32? (after the Curse but before the Looms)
The Sisterhood of Karn try to regain power in exchange for offering the Gallifreyans the Elixir of Life to reverse the effects of the Curse. Rassilon refuses this solution.
The Special Executive
-32? (around the time of the Intuitive Revelation)
Rassilon and the Other create the genetic banks known as Looms which can create a new species of Gallifreyans. His first experiments produce a wide range of exotic beings with amazing powers. The results of these experiments become known as the Special Executive or the Bastards of Rassilon. They serve as Rassilon's personal agents and assassins.
?? A solar engineer discovers that the square root of negative three is impossible to calculate. They have Gallifreyan biological engineers create a creature that has that knowledge breed into it. It instinctively 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 achievement to date. Cats become the symbol of intelligence in Gallifreyan culture and are highly revered. It should be noted that Rassilon's CAT described in the "Legacy of Gallifrey" is almost certainly the Other.
-32 (at least a few years before Omega's death)
Rassilon perfects the Genetic Looms to weave new Gallifreyans called the Newborn. This new people are to be a species of scientists. Despite their radically non-human nature, Rassilon eventually decides that the new Gallifreyan species will have a humanoid form (that physically resemble the previous Womb-Born Gallifreyans). Rassilon also creates the sentient living Houses (with bio-architecture), which, with the Looms, stabilize the population after the Pythia's Curse. This leads to the founding of the Great Houses of Gallifrey which will live for millions of years. Each House is controlled by a Housekeeper who is married to the House. Each family receives a Family Loom which produces a set quota of family members as determined by the Honorable Central Pollution Directory in the Capitol. All family members are Cousins to one another and are lead by a Kithriarch. All the Houses are organized into six different Chapterhouses, each of which is led by one of the six Founders of Gallifrey. It will take generations of genetic alteration for the Gallifreyan scientists to re-create the psychic powers the Womb-Born Gallifreyans had. For more information see: Gallifreyan Biology and The Houses
-32 (There have 422 Kithrarchs by the time of Lungbarrow)
The House of Lungbarrow is reformed. Lungbarrow is one of the original five Great Houses.
?? (probably less then 800 years before the First Diaspora / after Rassilon begins sharing the Legacy of Rassilon / at least 16 years before the First Diaspora)
The Gallifreyan who will be known as I.M. Foreman is loomed. He never attends a Gallifreyan Time Academy. Instead he becomes a Priest. He might have stayed in the monasteries and churches in a valley at the foot of a mountain. The chief belief of the old order is that of "no direct action." Foreman will acquire the ability to regenerate before leaving Gallifrey.
-31 (1 year after the Curse)
The Court of Principles allows all the Gallifreyan Colonies who want independence to have it. They declare an end to the Gallifreyan Empire.
? (before the Tempesh Incident)
The Sisterhood still refuses to use aircars and other technology, but their leadership accepts that science can explain their sorcery.
Rassilon signs the Pact (or Treaty) of Rassilon with the Reverend Mother of the Sisterhood of Karn. The Treaty states that the Time Lords will provide protection to the Sisterhood for as long as they share the Elixir of Life with Time Lords need it during certain rare cases of regenerative trauma.
-31? (1000 years before the Eternal War ended /
probably not long after the Curse /
Before TARDISes are invented
/ during the Dark Times
/ after the Eye of Harmony is created / during the Dark Times / 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 Gallifreyans 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 series of conflicts 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 around long before the Time Lords came into existence. The devoted themselves to building super weapons and then vanished, leaving robots with many different functions. They might have been created to fight the children of the Great Vampires.
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower (or the Great Tower) is constructed in the center of the Death Zone. Raston Warrior Robots are know to be used extensively in the Games.
?? (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 above 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 crystallizing and time locking the entire Web of Time at once.
?? (at the Time of Legend)
The Gallifreyans develop 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.
(during 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). Its creators were somwhat dismayed to discover that while its was not truly sapient, a critical mass does have a discinct personality whose goal was to be free to cause destruction. A critical mass of Validium has the ability to destroy stars, and even a TARDIS within a single 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 controller's memories will copied 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. While it must obey its controller, Validium can only be deactivated by spliting it up so that it no longer acheives critical mass. Validium is often used by the Time Lords to defend Gallifrey from potential threats. It’s not supposed to ever leave Gallifrey and is kept in separate parts in the vaults of the Slaughter House. 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.
The Ship (later to become the Doctor’s TARDIS) and Lolita (later to become the Master's TARDIS) were 2 of 13 Events born within a picosecond of each other. It is likely that all of these events are critical masses of Validium. The Ship was looked upon as being psychologically deficient at the time of its birth. This deficiency might have been caused by the Eternal Wars. Lolita, on the other hand, determines what the Eternal Wars MEANT when she is hours old. Her Mother (probably the Matrix) praised her for this. Both Lolita and the Doctor's TARDIS will be half timeship and half ancient sentient tech from the time of the Vampire Wars. The Doctor's TARDIS 's Exo-Shell is made (in part) of Validium an ancient sentient tech from the time of the Vampire Wars. Thus it is likely that the Doctor's TARDIS is half Validium and half Timeship.
After years of work, Rassilon claims to have designed the Omniscate, that will be called the Great Seal of Rassilon (See above) and will eventually serve as the Seal of the Presidency and the High Council. There is an algorithm imprinted in the atomic structure that can be used to decode Rassilon's cipher. It symbolizes infinity, eternity, honor, and authority. Part of the Omniscate is a stylized version of an Ouroboros (i.e. a garter eating its own tale) twisted into an infinity symbol. This symbol has a negative effect on the neurosystems of the Yssgaroth. The Seal of Rassilon eventually becomes the Seal of the Time Lords and is believed to be a symbol that wards off evil. The Time Lords use the Omniscate to decorate rooms with great power. The most significant of these is the 200 foot diameter one made of Machonite inlaid with bone-white marble that sits in the Panoptican over the Eye of Harmony's Power Mast. A Gallfreyan Legend depicts Rassilon gifting the Omniscate to the Vogans for rescuing him from the Ra’ra’vis. But some sources claim that Rassilon stole the omniscate from the Vogans, and a few Time Lords of this time believe that the Seal predates the Eye of Harmony by thousands of years. It is possible that both accounts are true, and Rassilon stole the design from the Vogan's future. If this is true then the the seal was created by Time herself.
-30~? (3 years after Rassilon and Omega begin privately researching time
travel / the year Rassilon becomes President /
after the beginning of the Eternal Wars /
before the Qqaba Mission)
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.
Rassilon, Omega, and the Other realize that the larger the object they need to shift into the Vortex the more power that object will need to generate, but the more power it needs to generate the more massive it must be. This problem will eventually be solved with three separate breakthroughs. First they would have to trigger a supernova and harness its power. Secondly the time capsules will have to be dimensionally transcendental so the mass of the exterior capsule is small while the internal engines and genertors can be massive. And lastly the capsule will rely on an external powers source with energy being broadcast to them. In will take many years for all of these breakthroughs to be acheived. 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). One of Omega's most highly ranked assistants and good friends is Lady Karidice. She was probably an expert on stasis halo technology. The details of the Time Program is kept secret from the people of Gallifrey.
?? The Starbreakers
and Omegan Sunskipper ship classes are created. They use Vworp Drive for interstellar travel
and fusion engines for sub-light maneuvering. The Starbreakers’ fusion engines probably have a maximum sub-light acceleration of 2800 meters per second squared. They have temporal grace circuits and dimensional stabilizers. They
are equipped with the most power computers and the best engineers the
Gallifreyans have. The main control room of the Starbreaker is circular
with a spire in the middle that extends outside the
station. Inside the spire is the Vortex Dematerialization Chamber
that can project a stasis-halo. Stations located in the control room
include 'Black Hole' Power Drain, Event Horizon Flight Control,
De-Materialization and Re-Materialization Regulators, and Vortex
?? (probably before the Time Lords seal the dimensional
The Bow Ship is invented to destroy the Vampires. The steel projectiles launched a Vampires are called Bowspikes. Powerful electro-magnetic pulses can disable Bowships. Some Bowships can be piloted by a single person. Rassilon might have taken credit for the invention. Rassilon is seen as a soldier in the Vampire War. 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 throughout 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 until 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 beautiful metallic 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.
? (During the Eternal Wars)
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.
(when children and marriage were
common / after the Vampire swarm begins / before warp matrix
engineering is discovered)
Cinderella and the Magic Box: The Doctor helps Cinderella go to Lord Darke’s ball. Acting the Doctor’s instructions she destroys Lord Darke and his fellow vampires before the Prince of the Province of Arbesk could be infected with the V-factor. This story becomes a popular fairytale told to time-tots.
?? (after the start of the Eternal Wars / after they
started on the Hand of 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 monitor these planets encase 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)
Rassilon convinces the Vampire King into believing that he is an ally of the Yssgaroth. The Vampire King is impaled by the Great Device known as The Spear, and is severly wounded. Rassilon then tricks the King into falling out of space and time thus ending the first of the Vampire Wars. The Vampire King is severely wounded but ends up escaping into the Exo-Space Universe. The battle with the King Vampire is probably held in the Cassiopeia system and probably involved one of the Logopolitans CVEs. Despite his wounds the Vampire King will manage to send several of his children back into Normal Space to infect others with the V-Factor. This will lead to a continuation of what becomes knows as the Eternal War in Heaven.
?? (after the Vampire King is delt with)
In order to protect Gallifrey from Vampires, the solar engineer Omega constructed a new Second Sun, which he added to Gallifrey's system. This Second Sun is probably a small artificial one for Gallifrey is usually described as having only one sun. Because of the twin suns the planets in system have very short nights.
(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 warrior and a hero. By this point in the Eternal War, only 34 Bowships and 1200 crew-members 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 customize stars.