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THE HISTORY OF THE TIME LORDS PART II
THE TIME OF LEGEND
Rassilon Omega and the Other
following color code and terms are used:
information from the TV Series
(Including the Dimensions in Time, and Universal/BCC Telemovie, Scream of the Shalka)
information from the Novels
(Virgin, BCC, I Who (which isn't a novel but it's source material is))
information from The Infinity Doctors and some of Cold Fusion
(I put The Infinity Doctors as an 8th Doctor sidetrip. I admit I could be wrong.)
information from deliberately created alternate version of Doctor Who
(The Unbound Series, Death Comes to Time [Zagreus strongly implies that DCTT is an alternate Gallifrey the Rassilon deliberatly negated])
information from 'licensed' reference sources
(The Technical Manual, Monsters, and The Gallifrey Chronicles)
information from 'unreliable' sources:
(FASA's role-playing game, the Nth Doctor, Destiny of the Doctors (I don't trust them either, but you never know))
information from unofficial sources
( Lawrence Miles' books, the Benny adventures)
information from speculative sources
(my own speculation, and other fan speculation. Includes ideas from sites listed on my home page.)
? The event occurred approximately in this interval.
?? A pretty wild guess as to when this event took place.
?? The beginning of "the Great Days of Rassilon." Various species, like the Urbankans, will remember Rassilon, though some will know him as Azaron, Razlon, and Ra.
(before being entombed)
Rassilon creates the new Gallifreyan social structure in the form of an oligarchy. The Constitution is written, and Rassilon lays down its five principles. However under Artical 17 of the Gallifreyan Constitution any Time Lord can declare himself a cannidate during an election.
(during the Great days of
Rassilon lays down 5 great principles.
Omega dies / day 23)
Omega (with Rassilon's help) finishes creating both of the Hands of Omega. (As far as the Doctor knows) These devices are the most powerful and sophisticated remote stellar manipulators that will ever be created. They are designed to customise stars. It can be considered alive and has the abbility to fly under its own power and initiative.
Omega dies / day 26)
The Temporal Scientist Vanderkerian and Omega discover the secret of time travel (After Vanderkerian's death Rassilon takes credit for this discovery). Rassilon creates the Equation of Rassilon (which allows travel in a Time Corridor).
(the year Omega dies / day 29)
Rassilon begins planning the details of the Qqaba mission. Omega begins to design the Eye of Harmony. He relizes that the energy of the Eye must be releases as an osmotic stream by shifting the Eye slightly into the future.
Omega dies / day 43)
The Architect Rassilon begins designing the Citadel and the rest of the Capitol. The Citadel is designed to be an hourglass shaped fortress.
Omega dies / before day 50)
Rassilon raise taxes, begin funding pure research, and begins segregated schooling.
-23.77 (the year Omega dies / day 84 / after the Curse)
Rassilon invents the Sash of Rassilon which uses stasis halo technology. The person wearing it is capable of surviving in a black hole without being thrown into a parallel universe of antimatter. It also allows the wearer to absorb energy from the Eye of Harmony giving them unlimited regenerative powers. It will be worn by the Lord President during ceremonial events and will be regaured by some as the holiest of the relics from Rassilon's time. It will also adjust the wear's biodata to make it easier for them to access the Matrix.
Omega dies / after
the looms / before
unlimited time travel / almost certainly after the Vampires are
released / day
The Biosynthesist, Thremix, proposes the concept of rengeneration and creates the Immortality Virus.
?? The ceremonial armor of Faction Paradox is made of the bones of Vampiric Time Lords. The Faction claims that these are the bones of Gallifreyans from an alternate universe where the Time Lords lost the Eternal Wars. Others claim that the contamination happened in this universe during the Eternal War and thus the bones are also derived from the same universe. Official Time Lord history claims that no Time Lord was ever infected with the V-Factor. The Faction Armor could be made of failed experiments in developing Regeneration. Alternately the Armor could be the bones of future Gallifreyans who finally succumbed to the V-Factor in the Immortality Virus.
(before Susan leaves
Gallifrey / day 117 of year of
the year Omega dies)
The Legacy of Rassilon (aka the Immortality Virus) is perfected by the Biosynthesist Thremix in secret. Regeneration was created to extend the already amazing Gallifreyan lifespan. The Legacy of Rassilon creates self-replicating biogenic molecules that work ceaselessly to repair and prune damaged and malformed cells. If the body is subjected to great stress, the permanently carried self-replicated biogenic molecules rebuild the body cell by cell causing a complete Regeneration of the body (and to a lesser degree) the mind. After 12 regenerations the biogenic molecules begin to decay naturally. The regenerative capabilities of a Vampire and the Immortality Virus are almost identical. Many historians suspect that Immortality Virus might have been derived from the V-Factor. Rassilon is quite obssessed in the possibility of immortality and funds Thremix's expeirments. Rassilon keeps the discovery secret for now but makes plans to give the Immortality Virus only to Loom-Born (which Rassilon views as the elite of Gallifreyan society). Once the Virus is ready, all of the Loom born will have 13 lives. A Metamorphic Symbiosis Regenerator can be used to allow someone without the Immortality Virus to regenerate. If someone tries to clone a Time Lord the clone will not have the Immortality Virus due to there lack of a symbiotic nucleus.
-23.7? (before I.M. Foreman leaves Gallifrey / before Executive Action)
Rassilon secretly shares the Immortality Virus (aka the Legacy of Rassilon) with a select group of Gallifreyans. Some of these Gallifreyans will later try to assassinate the Special Executive. Regeneration was still a relatively risky procedure at this point. While regenerating a Gallifreyan's body might incorperate any foriegn Biodata it came in contact with. (Thus a Gallifreyan could regenerate and find himself to be half human.) This problem was corrected before the Doctor's time. Omega is giving the Immortality Virus.
?? (before leaving Gallifey)
I.M. Foreman will acquire the Immortality Virus.
Omega dies / day
By this point Omega is probably well liked by the people of Gallifrey while Rassilon is probably hated. Omega is probably planning a democratic revolt against Rassilon.
Omega dies / day
Rassilon probably plots to kill Omega.
The Hand of Omega
Minyan incident / after Omega has regenerated / after several other
Gallifreyans have regenerated / before the Quaba mission)
Rassilon, Omega, and the Other contemplate the newly create Hand of Omega and the future of Gallifreyan society. This remote stellar manipulator has the ability to customise stars. It can be considered alive and has the abbility to fly under its own power and initiative.
The interior of a Prototype TARDIS
Omega dies / day 140 / before the Anchoring of the Web)
Rassilon finishes designing the temporal flux control for the Power Mast that will receive the power from Qqaba. It is mounted near the Panoptican. Techicians begin developing the Chameleon Circuit. Technicians (including Omega) begin designing the first (Vortex based) Proto-Time Travel Capsule. The Type 0 Proto-Time Travel Capsules are constructed. These will be the first Time Travel Capsules which will use the Vortex instead of Muon based Interstital Motive Bridges. They are powered by Tarranium. The First Time Travel Capsules didn’t use matter for their shells. They were almost pure forced-matter calculation and thus were composed of the equations of pure movement, making them the essence of transport. They are Dimensionaly Immanent (ie smaller on the inside then the outside) because they didn't use warp matrix engineering. It’s interior resembles the interior of the “Cushing Film’s” TARDIS. By decree of Rassilon this and all future TT Capsulses will carry certain technology - including Banshee Circuits and the ability to track a vampire based on a blood sample.
Omega dies / day
Possibly because of the rumor that Rassilon was a Vampire Jelen attempts a coup to remove Rassilon from power. It fails.
(the year Omega dies
/ day 203)
The Fleet of StarBreakers and Sunskipper scouts leave for Quaba. The flagship of the fleet is the Starbreaker Aeon. Omega's ships is the Starbreaker Eurydice. Lord Griffin and Jodlex travel on board the Aeon. Only a handful of crew of these ships is over 10 years old, the rest are Newborn from the Looms.
Omega leaves for Qqaba / day 203)
Under Rassilon's command, General Gimel leads the Watch to arrest or kill everone who could be a threat to him.
(the year Omega dies
Omega's fleet arrives at the Population III Q star named Qqaba in what will be known as the Sector of Forgotten Souls. Qqaba is located 9.6 LY from Gallifrey in the constellation of Ao. As part of the future Time War the Black Sun agent Fenris the Hellbringer (from 30,000 years in the future) arrives on the Aeon and sabotages all the Starbreaker's stasis halos to prevent the Gallifreyans from ever becoming the Lords of Time.
"The boundaries of Time and Space have been destroyed. No longer
are we mere Gallifreyans - from this instant on, we are the Lords of
(almost a decade after the Curse / 2
million years before TID? / day 205 / before the Eye of Harmony / after
Omega served on Gallifrey's Council)
Omega's assistant Vandekirian (probably operating on Rassilon's instructions) sabatoges the Eurydice's fusion engines and is killed by Omega. According to the history books Omega cut off Vandekirian's hand and put it in the Stellar Manipulator, dubbing it the Hand of Omega. In reality he simply used the severed hand to activate the symbiotic key to launch the Hand of Omega. The Hand of Omega is used to destroy a star named Qqaba in a supernova which then collapes into a singularity. The collapse kills the Solarians who live on the surface of Qqaba. While Rassilon controls the power receiving mast the Eurydice leads the other Starbreakers towards the singularity. The combination of Fenris's damage to the stasis halos and the Vandekirian's sabotage causes part of the Eurydice to break up and Omega to be sucked through what will become a black hole and into the universe of antimatter. The ship becomes trapped between 2 universes and appears in the middle of a field of temporal distortion every 100 years. Rassilon repairs the stasis halos on the other Starbreakers in time to prevent their destruction. By this point Rassilon has the (possibly magical) power to emit ElectroDirection beams from his own body. Fenris is hurled into the Vortex. Rassilon recovers the Time Warrior Fenris' Directional Control Time Belt which he uses to discoveres the First Secret of Chronoambulatory Egress and master directional control of time travel. This discover will lead to the an understanding of the glorious secrets of Time. The survivors of the mission are bombarded with chronons from the destruction of Quaba. This Time Energy anointing mutates their DNA creating a new helix that acts as a "fast line" which extends into the fourth dimension and maps the Time Lord into the Vortex. Once linked to the heart of space time they have access to the Power of Creation and they are capable of changing their time state by thinking the right Block-Transfer Time Equation allowing them to interact with the deep-level process of the Fourth Dimension. This makes them the first Lords of Time and one of the very few High Evolutionary species. In the future legands will claim that the first Time Lords were true immortals. Mother (probably the Matrix) claims to have back engineered the Time Lord species into existance so that she would have her own point of creation. Rassilon uses his new powers to pass a new Law of Physics which seals the naked singularity of Qqaba behind an event horiozon. Thus the Time Lords invent the first Black Hole. The detonation creates the Veil Nebula. He stops irrationality from escaping and repealing the laws of physics. This detonation provides Time Lords with the initial power source for their experiments into Time Travel. It is equivalent to the power radiated by a thousand suns.
While Omega and his crew are presumed
actually survives by shear force of will (and a side effect of Rassilon
creating new physical laws). Trapped in a universe
of anti-matter, he discoveres that using the power of the black hole's
Singurity he can create what ever he wants using a process called
lonlyness and feelings of betrayal Omega feels drive him mad.
(when Omega dies)
Many reguard the death of Omega as the point at which the new goverment starts to go bad.
(the year Omega dies / day 206)
Patience sees the Starbreakers return from Quaba. Patience will go on to live in the House of Lungbarrow for countless generations.
have a Power Source)
The Type 0 TT Capsules are now operational. They recieve their power from (what will become) the Prime Eye of Harmony (or the Time Sun as it was known at the time). This Artron Energy is broadcast though the Vortex to the Capsules. The Space/Time range limit for these broadcasts define the Space-Time Parameters of TARDIS operation. By modern times the forward Time Parameter of the is about 3,510,000,000 IR (10,000,000 AD). This defined the outer limit of time travel.
(right after Omega's death)
Rassilon constructs the Omega Memorial on top of the Citadel (tallest tower in the Capitol). Qqaba is renamed Omega's Black Star. Vandekirian is vilified by the people of Gallifrey. Rassilon takes credit for Vandekirian's discovery of time travel.
The song Rassilon's
Lament is written. It
will eventually be used in conjuction with the Harp of Rassilon to open
a hidden passage to the Time Scoop.
A Fable about Paylix the
Annoyingly Curious will become popular. However nobody knows that
Paylix was infact Omega. In the story Paylix wanted to know
everything. When he does learn everything about everything the
whole universe stops and (in order to restart it) Paylix was exiled to
-13.83 (9.6 years after Omega's death / some time before the first Otherstide)
(10 years before The 4-D
The Time Lady Rema-Du (daugheter of Lord Griffin and Jodlex) Begins training to recover Fenris from the Vortex's Zone of No Return. The High Concil wishes to interogate him about the future Time War. All they know is that becuase of the Time Wars, an unnamed species will attack Gallifrey (probably the Fenris incident) in retaliation for the things the Time Lords will do to them before the Time Lords have even heard of them in the first place.
-3 (20 years after Quaba detonates)
?? (almost certainly after the Qqaba Mission)
Eye was brought to Gallifrey)
Rassilon created an ebonite rod known as the Rod of Rassilon (sometimes translated as the Great Key). It allows a Time Lord to open the Eye of Harmony or access its power mast in the Panoptican. It will be stored in the museum and only carried by the President during ceremonial occations.
The harnassing of the Eye of Harmony
"And Rassilon travelled into the
black void with a great fleet. Within the void, no light would
shine, and nothing of that outer nature continue in being except that
which existed within the Sash of Rassilon. Now Rassilon found the
Eye of Harmony, which balances all things that they may neither flux,
nor wither, nor change their state in any measure. And he caused
the Eye to be brought to the world of Gallifrey, wherein he sealed this
beneficence with the Great Key. Then the people rejoiced..."
- The Book of the Old Time
The Eye of Harmony's Power Mast
(23 years after the death of
Omega / 3,500,000,000~
BC / probably after the Qqaba
Rassilon travels to Omega's black hole (aka Qqaba) in the Sector of Forgotten Souls. He uses Amaranths and the Sash to enter Omega's Black Star. He then uses a dimensional rift to removes the black hole's nucleus and brings it to a micro-universe located under the Capitol's Panoptican (assembly hall). Once there it is named the Time-Sun. The Dimensional Rift remains in the Sector of Forgotten Souls in the center of massive amounts of dimensional instabilities. It still intermittently connects that region of space with the event horizon of the black hole. Thus the black hole can still be accessed every hundred years from this point.
(a few short months after the Time-Sun is installed)
The Space Time Vortex
(The day that Rassilon
anchors the Time
Lords to the Vortex)
The Yssgaroth make their first attack on Gallifrey, destroy some of the machinery used to create the Eye of Harmony, leaving an impossibly massive empty space sitting under the Panoptican, with only the Eye of Harmony itself at the center of the void. This void becomes known as the Caldera.
(a long time before the Spiral Scratch)
The Time Lords build the Spiral Chamber to serve as a porthole to the Spiral at the nexus of the Space-Time Vortex.
Rassilon meets the Guardians.
He is informed that even as the Time Lords have authority over the
Spiral Politic so to do the Guardians have authority over the Time
Lords. Rassilon is
banished because he questioned to
deeply and because of the arrogance of the Time Lords. Rassilon will keep the knowledge of
the Gaurdians' supervision of the Time Lords a secret that will be
passed down to each President upon his ratification.
?? (after the Time Lords come into being?)
(1 year after the Eye of Harmony / 1 LD day 10)
Rassilon and Jelen create the Transduction Barriers and the Quantum Force field. Transduction Barriers are an 10 dimensonal defense field that separates Gallifrey’s continuity and history from the rest of the universe by locating it in a Micro-Universe outside of Time. Thus when you are on Gallifrey you are "outside" of the Universe and in Inner Time. They block atomic sized infiltrations, all weapons fire, and kamikaze runs but can’t stop spaceships from landing. The Lord President’s Rassilon Imprimatur and Presidential Code allow him to pass through the transduction barrier at will. When a Timeship passes through the Transduction Barriers the effect is visible from Gallifrey’s surface. The Quantum Force-Field serves as Gallifrey's Secondary Defense Barrier. It protects against more conventional threats and stops ships from landing. Anything that touches a transduction barrier will be destroyed. It is impossible to completely disable without vaporizing Gallifrey.
(years after the Eye of Harmony is
created / before the first Otherstide)
The Time Lord known as the Other uses Block Transfer Mathematics to discover transdimensional engineering (aka Warp Matrix Engineering). This is a key discovery and the Time Lords abandon Tachyonics for Warp Matrix (transdimensional) Engineering.
(after Warp Matrix
Rassilon installs numerous dimensionally transcendental chambers in his Foundry.
(after the Time Lords aquire Warp Matrx Engineering)
The Other builds an excellent Zero Room under the Junior Senate Block.
(after the banishing of Cacophany)
The only magic-related power to survive is psionics because it operates on vaugly scientific lines. This power forms into a network of Ley Lines that cross the cosmos. In order to maintian rationality over the people of the Universe, the Time Lords insert massive receivers into the Ley Lines to act as a distant early warning system.
0-5? (takes a few years / after the Eye is anchored)
3 (3 years after the Eye of Harmony / 3 LD)
Rassilon gains the titles Patrice of the
Ravager of the Void.
(before Executive Action)
Rassilon bans weapons that are capable of killing Time Lords (except for Stasers which can by used by members of the Watch).
does this hundreds of times before the First Otherstide)
The Other warns Rassilon that if he sanctions the use of violence against the people of Gallifrey he will leave. He will make this warning hundreds of times before the first Otherstide.
The Other creates the Interventionists including the Celestial
Intervention Agency (CIA) from Rassilon's
personal guards. (The
Matrix might have also had a hand in their creation). The
CIA was originally formed to deal with minor issues that the Time Lords
viewed as being beneath them, but they would eventualy grew to be a
powerful organization. The
CIA agents of the Doctor’s time believe that
the current CIA is exactly what the Other would have wanted.
(probably before Black Sun Rising)
The Cult of the Black Sun is created by the Remote (which was created by the Faction Paradox from Gallifrey's relative future).
Rassilon use Warp Matrix
Engineering to design the Protyon Unit for the first Time Travel
Cell / a few centuries after
the Eye of Harmony)
The Scientific Elders design and build the Type 1 Time Travel Capsule in a Solar Workshop using tools such as spanners. The process used to create a TARDIS is one of the greatest secrets of the Time Lords. Susan's Grandfather has never actually piloted a TARDIS though he was one of the Pioneers who helped create them. These TT Capsules allow symbioticaly bonded Time Lords to access and use the Power of Creation. All TT Capsules recieve their power from the Prime Eye of Harmony. The first TARDISes are small boxes that can only hold 3-4 Time Lords. Mother (probably the Matrix) claims to have created the Time Lords just so that all TARDISes could have a defined moment of creation. Otherwise all the TARDISes would exist without ever having an origin.
TTC is built but before the end of the
Susan names the new Time Travel Capsules TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space). The word Tardis means Timeship in Gallifreyan.
(when Gallifrey is young, probably after the Time Lords exist, but before the
Laws of Time)
The people of the Gallifrey use time travel against each other in petty feuds. A mad prophet martyr accidently saw the end of the Universe. He saw the Timewyrm destroying Rassilon, the Blue Shift of the Universe, and the escape of Fenric.
(shortly before the first Otherstide / she never lives in any one place for
Susan ends up living in a two story shuttered house wedged between a seedy tavern and a memory broker's shop. She was probably living in the Other's estate right outside the Capitol before this point.
(Probably after the
Web of Time is created)
By this point Validium embodies all the knowledge and all the power of the Time Lords.
(at the time of the
By this point Susan has the Legacy of Rassilon, and the Symbiotic Nuclei (she later operates the Master's TARDIS), and detailed understanding of the physics of Time Travel Capsules. Susan's Grandfather has never actually piloted a TARDIS though he had a hand in its creation.
(right before Executive Action)
By this point the Loom Born outnumber the Womb Born.
(during the time of very early TARDISes /
probably before the APC Net was created)
The Time Lords of this time are a much more paranoid race then they will become (probably because of the Time Race). The early TARDISes had several additional defence mechanisms. Among them was a temporal stasis field that traps unauthorized personal who enter the capsule.
(possibly not to long after the
Curse given that Bocca has a two part name and those went out out style)
Anton Bocca writes The Ripple Effect. The Bocca scale of time distortion will be named after him.
? (shortly after the Eye of Harmony is created and at the time of the first TARDIS or TTC)
Rassilon installs interfaces in all Time Travel Capsules that prevent them from traveling into Gallifrey's Future. In addition to this, Gallifrey's past is protected by powerful Temporal Baffels, Backtime Field Buffers, and Temporal Locks.
?? (millions of years ago / shortly after the Eye of Harmony is created / probably before the end of the Eternal Wars complete the Web of Time / right after Minyos was destroyed)
The Time Lords (probably Mason and Aaron Blinovitch) relize that if any Lords of Time was to leave the Micro-Universe that holds Gallifrey (or the micro-universe within a TARDIS) then that Time Lord's connection with the Web of Time would collapse the quantum uncertainty of History. It would crystalize the Web of Time around the Time Lord, preventing events from occuring in any other way. Even observing the night sky directly would instantly freeze the histories of those stars back to the point at which the light first left them. Because any direct observation (a opposed to the indirect ones made on Gallifrey or within a TARDIS) would condem countless sentients to existance or non-existance Rassilon created the first of the Laws of Time - No Time Lord shall interfere with history as he knows it. Rassilon also ruled that no Time Lord shall travel into Gallifrey's past. Rassilon went on to create the other Laws of Time, based on Mason and Aaron Blinovitch's work. No Time Lord shall interact with his own future - might be the Seventh. Use of the D-Mat gun is forbidden by the Laws of Time.
(Around when the Eye of Harmony was
created / after TTCs are invented / several thousands of years before the Doctor / early Gallifrey)
The law is changed so that Gallifreyan Religious Class no longer have access to Time Travel, Time Lord genetic benefits, or to the Council. The High Council dissolves the Monasteries. There was no violence involved in these reforms, but the Monks, Priests, and Wardens of the Church lost their positions of power and became little more than figure heads. The position of the Supreme Pontiff of Time (the Time Pope) and other lower ranking Cardinals remained but they had no real powers. A member of the religious order, I.M. Forman, begins wandering outer Gallifrey. The use of the word "Time" by the religous orders probably refers to the Eternal named Time.
?? (probably before the Doctrine of Non-Intervention)
The Time Lords pledge to uphold the Laws of Time and prevent alien agression that threatens and indigenous population.
9?? The future I.M. Foreman's "Complex Event" explodes on early Gallifrey forcing all twelve incarnations of I.M. Foreman to regenerate. I.M. Foreman finds his other twelve incarnations in the wilderness of outer Gallifrey.
before fleeing Gallifrey)
Susan tells her grandfather stories about his future - claiming he will become a great hero and grow younger as time passes. These predictions might have been why the gaurds try to arrest the grandfather.
9.44?? (less then 54
years after the Curse)
General Gimel attempts to overthrow Rassilon this coup fails.
(On the first
Rassilon attacks the rebels in the Pythia's temple.
is 6 /
day 162 / Otherstide)
The Other grows tired of being all powerful and wanted to be a pawn in the middle of the action. The Other steals some of Omega's Validium and (because of the manipulation of the Black Guardian) enters the Progenitive Chamber. It is assumed that died in the energy of the open progenitive cascades, however if reality he merges with the genetic coding of the Prime Distributors that feed all the Looms, creating the first Otherstide (aka Othersmass). Susan is unable to get to Terserus and ends up living on the streets of the Capitol. She sleeps in the ruins of the temple and has to sell her books (with metal covers) to survive.
(after his coup fails)
General Gimel becomes the first Time Lord to be executed by vaporization.
finding his other selves)
I.M. Foreman acquires the ability to create his Complex Event from other refugees living in the wilderness. Most TARDISes are programmed to avoid Gallifrey’s past but I.M. Foreman’s Complex Event wasn’t “raised” to be a TARDIS so it capable of breaching the back time field buffers. I.M. Foreman takes the name “I.M. Foreman,” which means "I am for man." He is not a Time Lord. He also removes his eyes to sharpen his telepathic senses. He takes his "Complex Event" and his future incarnations and leaves Gallifrey. Because of I.M. Forman's lack of interference the High Council never takes action against him.
9.6?? The Watch have special rules about four people who they are supposed to kill. This list includes Omega (if he should ever return) and the Doctor (but only if he takes certain actions). These are the same four Elementals that survive the Time War.?? Mystery of the New Time is a play depicting the events leading up to the first Otherstide. This play is performed in every House on Otherstide. Almost all referances to the Other are removed from the official history books.
year after the first Otherstide)
Rassilon institutes the Festival of freedom on the first Otherstide
(before "Genesis of the Daleks" from the Time Lord's POV / thousands of
years before "Dead
Romance" / probably during the Games)
The Time Lords make a deal with the Daleks. The Time Lords agreed to let the Daleks develop primitive time travel. They also agreed not to use them in the Games. The Daleks agreed to do (or not do) something important in return. The Time Lords will eventually forget about there treaty with the Daleks - though they will remember that Daleks and Cybermen aren't allowed to play in the Games.
(before the creation
of the Matrix)
The Time Lords attempt to build a Wetworks Facility to store their knowledge. This project is a failure.
year after the curse)
Rassilon begins construction on the Matrix of Time (aka the Space-Time Matrix). The Matrix's Secure Information Dump is located in the Labyrinth to protect them from changes in history. This library is connected to every Gallifreyan outpost. There are rumors among the Time Lords that the Matrix always existed and created the Gallifreyans just so that it would have a point of origin. There are also some Gallifreyans who believe the Matrix controls the Time Lords. The Mother of all TARDISes always existed and created the Gallifreyans just so it would have a point of origin. She believes that she controls the Time Lords.
(among the oldest data in the Matrix)
The legend of the Timewyrm is recorded in the Matrix.
The Matrix records have a few unexplained warnings
about the Old Ones.
The Garvond (it has thousands
of names all variations on gjara' vont -"of darkest thought")
is created and imprisoned in the Matrix. It feeds on the fear and
resentment of the Time Lords whose memories are imprisoned inside the
Eye of Harmony / 156 years
after the Curse)
The Time Lords create the Gravitron, a device powered by the Eye of Harmony, that can warp time over an area of 90,000 light years. They also invent the Magnatron which is capable of moving entire star systems billions of miles through space (and billions of years through time).
?? (after the Matrix)
Rassilon captures a supernova that exploded near the Kastorborus Sector. The Matrix predicted that a race would evolve in the aftermath that could threaten the Time Lords. Rassilon encases the nova in a stasis and stores it in his Foundry.
Rassilon traveled to the end of time
and discovered that billions and billions of the Divergences
existed. They are lifeforms completely unlike
life and are amazingly powerful. The Matrix
that the Divergence plan to
restructure the matter of
all matter in the universe by creating their own Web of Time that
would have had a Noosphere far larger than the Eye of Harmony. The
Divergence Web would have encircled Rassilon’s web, restructuring the
entire Spiral Politic, and consume all life in 10,000,000
Believing that humanoid life is the
only essential form of life,
Rassilon researched 278,000 planets and found sentient life on
69,000. Using the Vortex Rassilon sent a self-eradicating set of
biogeneic molecules, which were capable of restructuring sentient
species into humanoid physiology. The original species would die
in 6000 spans (38,000 years). This seals it
off from the Web of Time. This might explain why
actual cases of
natural evolution are so rare in the Universe. The Divergences
(who would never
evolved in this new alternate universe) attempt to prevent Rassilon
from carrying out his plan but Rassilon used the Matrix to trap the
Divergences in a pocket universe inside his Foundry.
The Shalka spread through out the the universe,
secretly occupying or invading about 80% of the dead worlds in
universe. They serve as a
limiting force to the expansion of various humanoid species, preventing
them from forming galaxy spanning empires. The Time Lords might not have paid
much attention to what was living underground and so the Shalka were (unintentionally)
allowed to evolve to fill that gap in Time Lord observation. This might also explain why the
Time Lords will later send the Doctor to fight them.
biogeneic molecules ensure that billions of people never
existed, creating billions of alternate universe. Scattered among those alternatives
are thousands of Doctors.
Most of these universes were
consigned to Neverland but some of these were trapped in pocket
universe inside Rassilon's Foundry. These could include....
A universe where the Doctor visits on Oblivion and faces the Hoard
A tiny alternative where Gallifrey is a diamond drifting free in space
A universe where the Time Lords have terrible mental powers (The Death Comes To Time timeline or the Cold Fusion timeline?)
A universe where the Time Lords were erased from history (The Cold Fusion Timeline??)
A universe where the Nestenes destroyed Earth
A universe where the Doctor removed his own heart
TARDIS uses an exceptionally large
green crystal to focus the dynomorphic
projector. This crystal is called the Star of Rassilon. A TARDIS
with this crystal could travel into Gallifrey's past despite the Back
Time Field Buffers. One of Rassilon's relatives was using the
TARDIS when it materialized inside solid rock on the planet
Radirr. The TARDIS was destroyed and the Star of Rassilon was
presumed destroyed as well.
(very early in their history)
The Time Lords discover that when they spend time on a newly formed planet they can unintentionally influance that planet's morphogenetic feild. For this reason they try to avoid such worlds.
(after the Eye of Harmony / after the first Otherstide)
The High Council (led by Tussan) plan to take over Rassilon's time travel experiments and try to force Rassilon to retire. Rassilon destroys the Sash of Rassilon to prevent the High Council from accessing the Eye and then collapses from radiation poisoning. As he dies Tussan's CAT (the Other) tells him not to give up. Rassilon is then rejuvenated. This is caused by his long exposure to the Eye of Harmony.
?? (after the first Otherstide)
Rassilon discovers the secret of Perpetual Bodily Regeneration - True immortality that made him immune to the longing for death most Gallifreyans experiance after 10,000 years.
(early Time Lords, Rassilon is
The Matrix predicts that the Time Lords will be destroyed by the Mad Mind of Bophermeral. In response, Rassilon leads a Time Fleet into the future to fight in the last battle of the Millennium War against the Mad Mind of Bophermeral. The Mad Mind is imprisoned in a Time Loop. Surviving warriors meet in the Midnight Cathedral and agree to hide all knowledge of the Millennium War from themselves and the rest of the Universe. They summoned the Council of Guardians, who make the Universe forget the Mad Mind and the Millennium War.
?? Rassilon predicts the dangers of a Temporal Embolism in the holistic fabric of Time. Such a misuse of time travel would cause the entire Universe to collapse into a quasar within a few centuries.
There are 6 sacred artifacts of Rassilon. They are rods, orbs,
keys, and sashes. They include the Sash of Rassilon, the Rod
of Rassilon (aka the Great Key), the Great Key of Rassilon, Key of
Rassilon, the Coronet of Rassilon (which allowed the mind control of
even a Time Lord), the Seal of Rassilon. Rassilon
considers his greatest
artifacts to be his Rod, Sash, Coronet, Validium, D-Mat Gun. The
Ring of Rassilon allows the wearer to overide any TARDIS, while the Star of Rassilon was a
crystal in Rassilon's own TARDIS.
Because of the Intuitive Revolution, the Witches of Enderheid are
Rassilon expels the creature called the Mimic after he discovers it is
soaking up Gallifreyan secrets.
(after the name
TARDIS is created)
By this point Bow Ships are transported in War TARDISes. These TARDISes are the size of a comet and are filled with corridors, rooms and Bow Ship bays. They have no actual offensive function and serve only to deliver the Bow Ships to the correct time zone. The Real World Interface these timeships tend to be unstable. Unlike the Type 40, these TARDISes had functional self-destruct mechanisms.
Several Time Lords who
been infected with the V-Factor might have fled Gallifrey and settled
on the nexus world of Earth to become the Mal’akh (founders of the
If so, this would be how the
Yssgaroth reached Earth.
While fighting the Eternal Wars the Time Lords visit the
system and fill about a quarter of Saturn's moon, Mimas with
(10,000,000 years before So Vile
A War TARDIS transporting Bow Ships is invaded by a Great Vampire. The crew is killed and the damaged TARDIS becomes trapped in the Agamemnon System. It transmits a tight beam distress signal but because of the damage the signal cant be targeted at the Time Lords base. This beam will activate any N-Form that receives it. The massive TARDIS is eventually mistaken for a planet by Humans and named Cassandra.
The Time Lords set up the Sanctuary on the planet Bukol.
? The Usurians classify Gallifrey as Grade 3 in their latest market survey.
(2,000,000 years before
Romana uses it)
A Time Lord invokes the Right of Challenge against a President. This could have resulted in the Time Lord becoming the new President.
950?? (almost 1000 years after becoming President / after the Laws of Time are written)
Rassilon retires from the position of Lord President of Gallifrey. The Prydonian Pandad becomes the 2nd President of Gallifrey. Rassilon retains the title of Cardinal and a seat on the Inner Council. Even while retired his political power is such that he still effectively controls Gallifrey.
Rassilon begins working on a new project that will benifit Gallifrey's future. By this point Rassilon views Gallifreyan Culture as being decayed.
950?? (Right after Rassilon retires)
The High Council becomes bureaucratic and unadventurous. The non-Time Lord Castallan (probably Fordfarding) unofficialy takes over running the planet Gallifrey while the rest of the High Council contemplated the cosmos. By this point the High Council isn't really doing anything but talking about the events of Methusis VI, or Delta Alta Four, and stroking their cats (possibly CATS).
?? (before the Tepesh incident)
966~ (a millenia after Gallifreyans begin to travel in time)
long before the Tepesh incident)
Rassilon secretly introduces the Immortality Virus (aka the Legacy of Rassilon) into the Looms of the Prydonian and Patrexes Chapters.
969~ (A few days before Tepesh discovers the Foundry?)
connects the begining and end of the Divergence Pocket
Universe with a Moebius loop sealing it for the next 18,629,000
(after the Tempesh incident / the generation of Loom born after the
first Otherstide / before
This is the first generation of loomborn that will have 13 lives. All Gallifreyans who were woven from the looms after this point have the ability to regenerate. The self-replicated biogenic molecules caused the telepathic power of Entrelacement to dwindle. Gallifryeans no longer broadcast telepathic signals involuntarily and the organ in the hypothalamus loses its ability to observe the higher dimensions. This 'Immortality Virus' does benefit Patience and Susan. Before the first Otherstide both Rassilon and the Other claim to each other that they cannot regenerate and have limited lifespans.
(after the Tepesh incident)
Rassilon begins exposing Gallifreyans to the power of the Eye of Harmony to create new Time Lords. The Symbiotic Nuclei is worked into the biodata of Time Lords. This is used to make a Gallifreyan a Time Lord and makes them one of the very few High Evolutionary species. It maps the Gallifreyan into the Space-Time Vortex with Block-Transfer Numbers. Through the Eye of Harmony they are linked to the heart of space-time and capable of changing their time state by thinking the right Block-Tranfer equations. About 100 Gallifreyans from each Chapter are anointed with time energy from the Eye making them Time Lords. By the time of the Doctor there will be about 1000 Time Lords at any given time. Technically speaking only Gallifreyans who have a Time Travel Capsule hold the title of Time Lord.
980~? The N-Forms helped end the Vampire War.
(right after the
end of the last of the Vampire Wars)
Sickened by the loss of life in the Vampire War the Gallifreyans renounce violence forever. The Record of Rassilon is created and installed on all TT Capsules. It says (in part) that the Vampires are "the enemy of our people, and of all living things." It charges all Time Lords with the Directive of Rassilon: the task of destroying any Great Vampire or its decendents - even at the cost of his own life.
that the Eternal Wars were caused by reckless
research into Time Travel, the Time Lords decide that to much
advancement is dangerous. Limits are placed on the speed of
Gallifreyan technological growth.
(right after the Vampire Wars?)
Article 7 of Gallifreyan Law (which forbids genocide) is written.
(After the Eternal
A plague devastates Gallifrey and kills everyone who knows that Rassilon's mistake brought the Yssgaroth and the Vampires to this Universe. The Caldera is the only officially remaining proof of the Eternal Wars. The Matrix contians no records about the Eternal Wars.
Rassilon is still alive)
Rassilon's Red Wine is bottled. Several of these bottles will still be around and enjoyed in the modern era.
1000? (a few short
Time Lord contact)
The Minyans now have atomic power.
(1003 years after the Eye of Harmony /
after Susan is old enough to
watch the games / after
TARDISes are created / before Rassilon retires /
after the Tempesh incident)
The operation of the Death Zone causes interference with power from the Eye of Harmony. Rassilon's CAT and Cardinal Pandad convince Rassilon to end the Games after some of the players nearly capture the Dark Tower. This is known as Rassilon's Reformation. Rassilon seals the Death Zone and bans the use of the Time Scoop. The location of the Time Scoop is recorded in the Black Scrolls of Rassilon.
after sealing the Death Zone)
Rassilon declares that anyone who searches for immortality would pay the price for their foolishness.
The Scrolls of Rassilon0 (day 344) Rassilon wins the Vampire Wars.
(A quick summary)
0 (day 1) Rassilon returns to Gallifrey. The High Council plan to disband the military
0 (day 3) Rassilon plans a coup.
0 (day 7) The Other visits Rassilon for the first time.
0 (day 10) Rassilon overthrows the High Council.
0 (day 23) The Hand of Omega is completed.
0 (day 26) The Other suggests Qqaba as the test site for the Hand of Omega.
0 (day 29) Omega begins to design the Eye of Harmony.
0 (day 34) Rassilon puts an end to the Games in the Death Zone.
0 (day 43) Rassilon begins to design the Citadel.
0 (day 50) Thremix asks for funding for his Immortality Virus project.
0 (day 84) Rassilon invents the Sash of Rassilon
0 (day 98) Rassilon relizes that the Other is from Gallifrey's future.
0 (day 117) Thremix invents the Immortality Virus.
0 (day 118) The Immortality Virus is used, killing 10% of the population.
0 (day 123) Rassilon plots to kill Omega.
0 (day 140) The first TT Capsules are constructed.
0 (day 162) The Other leaves Gallifrey creating the first Otherstide.
0 (day 187) Jelen attempts a coup against Rassilon, but fails.
0 (day 203) The Starkillers leave for Qqaba.
0 (day 204) Quaba detonates and Omega is killed.
0 (day 205) The Eye of Harmony is created.
54.8 Rassilon finds and compleates the Scrolls of Rassilon.
(After Rassilon ends the Games / probably shortly before the Minyans
revolt / Probably after the Doctor is loomed / 13,000,000,000
The Time Lords discover the Fendahl on Sol V. The Fendahl is a gestalt creature made up of 12 Fendahleen. It feeds of the wavelenghts of life - all life. Officially a Patrexies Councillor had the CIA reverse timeloops Sol 5 to prevent the Fendahl from destroying the universe, thus erasing it from Time Lord History. Instead of just time looping the Fifth Planet the CIA Tribunal accelerates time on the planet. This is done to create the Fendahl Predator. The Predator is a Memeovore. It absorbs the energy implicit in the observation of Heisenburg phenomenon. In other words it feeds on meaning. The CIA plan to use it as a strategic weapon. But before they can, the Fendahl escapes from the fifth planet. It settles on Earth and manipulates mankind’s evolution. Legends of the Fendahl will be passed down through out Gallifreyan history.
(During the Dark Times / after the Time Lords come into being / while
the Earth was still forming - Billions of years before the 20th century
years after the Qqaba mission)
The Hoothi live near near the Gallifrey system. They are master strategists who side against the Time Lords when they kill 2/3 of Tranmetgura's population. They try to conquer Gallifrey by possessing a Time Lord Ambassador. The Time Lord's counter attack devastates the Hoothi but they escape before the Time Lords time loop their homeworld.
short years before the Minyans destroy their planet / this
might be 100,000 years before the time
of the Doctor / After TARDISes are invented / before the Hand of Omega is
The Minyans revolt, and kill most of the Gallifreyans on the planet Minyos.
The Time Lords accidentally drive the entire civilization of Plastrodus
?? The people of Klist use the technology given to them by their gods (the Time Lords) to reverse their own evolution.
(1200 years after the Eye of Harmony)
The Time Lords in the distant future detonate a Timonic Fusion Device inside the Vortex its effects breached the temporary transduction barriers designed to contain it. The timonic wave spread beyond control and destroys Minyos aging 100,000,000 people to death in seconds before it finaly collapses. The destruction is blamed on the Minyans and the Time Lords make it appear that the Minyans destroy their entire planet in an civil war killing 100,000,000 people.
1205? (around the time of Minyans revolt?)
The Gallifreyans come to believe that if they kill all the evil people in the universe then the good people who remain will become evil. Light can not exist without darkness. If evil were destroyed then good would vanish as well.
The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey
(the Time of Rassilon
/ after Shada is built? /
1400 years after the Qqaba Mission)
The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey is written by Rassilon to refine the powers and secret responsibilites of the President. This book is imbuned with terrific powers and time travels backwards over it. The book is written in code. It is made of pure non-atomic matter (ie its not made of atoms but instead perfectly flat planes). By turning all of its pages inside a Time Travel Capsule, the capsule can be guided to Shada.
1403 (1403 after the Eye of Harmony)
after the Eye of Harmony / aeons
before The Invasion of Time)
The Time Lords, led by Pandak, rebel against they Rassilon's cruelty and tyranny. Using the true history of Gallifrey written in the Ancient and Worshipful Law they uncover his crimes and find him guilty of Artical 7 (Genocide). He is chained by the Chancellery guards and entombed in the Dark Tower in the Forbidden Zone. The Dark Tower is also known as the Tower of Rassilon. Unknow to the Time Lords, Rassilon is not dead but he remains forever in eternal sleep. The Dark Tower is connected to a secluded part APC Network called a sub-matrix and Rassilon’s mind lives in this part of the APC. Nobody knows how extensive Rassilon's powers were but it is know that he took the secret of many of them with him to the tomb. Even in the modern era many of these secrets are still lost as have uses of many of his artefacts. Rassilon can put a Time Lord’s mind into temporal orbit and use this time to communicate with him, but he rarely does this. By this point Rassilon has set his immortality trap. Any Time Lord who reads the Black Scrolls of Rassilon will be lead to play the Game of Rassilon with the reward being true immortality. But in reality, after fighting their way through the Death Zone and they will be trapped in stone with Rassilon forever. Inside his tomb he leaves one warning of this trap. An oblisk that states (in Old High Gallifreyan) "To lose is to win, and he who wins shall lose."
(After Rassilon was entombed)
Several people try to become Lord President and a civil war almost occurs. However the High Council used its control of the Looms as leverage to stay in control.
(while Pandak is President / probably
before the the Great Key is hidden)
Chancellory Guardsman Bidolf accidentally told Savos, the barman, about President Pandak’s retinue. They were both taken by the CIA to the Oubliette of Eternity and dispersed.
few years after Rassilon is entombed)
The Scrolls of Rassilon are discovered and sealed by Pandak.
Pandak's Staff will later be
considered a ancient artefact.
(after being entombed)
Rassilon and two other deceased Time Lords named Morvane and Bedevere become the Matrix Lords. The begin secretly controlling the CIA from within the Matrix.
There are no records or even
mention of the Eternal Wars in the Matrix.
after the Eye of Harmony)
The death penalty is officially abandoned for all but the highest of crimes. Warrents of Termination can only be issued for high treason and assination of a President and major violations of the First Law of Time.
(1653 years after the Eye of Harmony / after Rassilon retires)
The current Chancellor acquires the Great Key and hides it from the Presidency. From this point on it will be secretly entrusted only to the Chancellor of the High Council. This is done to ensure that no President can wield absolute power. Rassilon was the last President to hold it.
(300 years after Rassilon's death)
Rassilon's Rampart is built near Mount Lung to keep the Shobogans out.
?? Because the Rassilon Imprimiture biologically links a Time Lord to the Web of Time, it makes him the foundation of the first four dimensions an integral part of Time Lord biology and culture. Indeed they are so intertwined with the universe that they are a part of the Laws of Time and Space. Thus the Time Lords see it as their primary mission to serve as guardians for the Web of Time (because the Web is part of their flesh and blood) and protectors of the Vortex. They consider themselves the keepers of the peace in the Fifth Dimension. The CIA begins monitoring the Universe for improper use of time travel and putting a stop to it. When necessary they correct major changes in history.
(probably before the audio Omega)
The Time Lords shut down Holiday Opportunity Promotions for operating illegal timeshares.
9,970~? (probably 10,000
years after the Qqaba mission?)
Professor Markal Suhzeun writes "Omega, the prodigal son."
years after the Qqaba mission from Omega's POV)
Omega: Omega's Starkiller appears for the 100th time. Omega uses it and the dimensional rift that's connected to Qqaba's event horizon to return to the universe of anti-matter.
(10,000 years after becoming trapped)
The War TARDIS in the Cassandra system shuts down to conserve energy.
1600-11,600 (the generation after Rassilon)
11,600 (3,502,016,893 BC? / a
generation after Rassilon / when
the Time Lords are "young")
The first of the Time Wars "start" at this point as a skirmish between the Eternals and the Halldons. The Halldon's might be the Constructor's of Destiny. The Time Lords relize that there are many races that could become dangerous to them - including the Halldrons. So the Time Lords decide to interven and help end the war by insuring the elimination of this potential threat. This is done because they believe there can be only one supreme power in the Multiverse. The Time Wars will involve thousands of worlds.
(3,502,000,000 BC / Before "Heart of TARDIS")
The Doctor witnesses the horrors of the Time Wars.
? (3,501,986,000 BC)
(30,000 years after the
The organization known as Black Sun is one of the enemies of the Time Lords during the Time Wars. Fenris the Hellbringer is hired by Black Sun. He travels back in time to try to prevent Time Lords from successfully detonating Qqaba. He fails.
(Rigel was involved in the Time Wars)
Rigel, Gosolus and 12 other worlds attack Gallifrey and are defeated.
(billions of years before the 20th century)
The Time Lords eliminate all Huon Particles (except some used by TARDISes) in the Universe by unravelled their atomic structure. When inert Huon Particles are safe but if given a chance to cataylise in a sentient being they become deadly. (Its possible that Huon Particles generate Fluon Radiation).
?? The Time Lords eliminate all sources of Fluon Radiation (except for the blue saphires of Metebelis III).? The brutal slaughter of the Omnicrave Uprising occurs.
41,000? (3, 501,986,893 BC / wars
lasted 30,000 years)
The Time Wars end due to intervention from the higher powers known as the Time Lords. The blue skinned Mr. Saldaamir is one of the only survivors of the Time Wars. Officially the Time Lords were forced to step in as keeper's of the peace. History records that they tried to bring the Time Wars to an end with a minimum of causalties. In reality the Time Lords want to eliminate any potential threats, so they destroyed any race that could become dangerous to them. By the end of the two wars whole orders of species are erased from history. This is done because they believe there can be only one supreme power in the Multiverse. After the Wars pattern-recognition systems are encoded into the genetic memories of the Time Lords' unborn young and multidimensional killing responses are hidden in their biodata. This will allow them to fight and kill any survivor from the Time Wars. Amaranths are used to repair parts of space-time that were damaged in the war. Numerous areas that are beyond repair are sealed off entirely.
Tomb of the Uncertain Solidier honors a Gallifreyan from an alternate
universe who died during the Time Wars.
(Over the next several 1000 years)
The Time Wars become the Time Lords’ greatest shame. Eventually they deny that the wars ever occured and erase almost all records of them from their history books. What remains supports the idea that the Time Lords tried to bring the Time Wars to an end with a minimum of causalties.
years after the Eye of Harmony is placed on Gallifrey)
The Time Lords withdraw from all interstellar relations. The Doctrine of Non-Intervension is strictly adheared to.
(after the Citadel is constructed)
The Patrexes construct a son et Lumiere portico for their Academy Lodge. This leads them to devastating financial ruin because it costs more to run than it did to build. It has a gate of solid light with a sphere of the first gold ever formed in the Universe.
112,000 - 149,750 (between 112,000 - 149,750 years after the Eye of Harmony is placed on Gallifrey)
Numerous species try to invade Gallifrey and fail.
149,750 (149,750 years after the Eye of Harmony is
placed on Gallifrey)
The Arcalian Cardinal Tegorak (translates as Black Mountain) becomes Lord President of Gallifrey at age 330 after fighting off the Sybarils. Tegorak is the youngest Time Lord to serve as President.
149,796 (149,796 years after the Eye of Harmony is
placed on Gallifrey)
To ensure that Gallifrey is kept safe Tegorak attempts to conquer all the systems of the Kasterborus Sector.
149,800 (149,800 years after the Eye of Harmony is
placed on Gallifrey)
The Matrix Lords (led by Rassilon) trap Tegorak, ending his Presidency. A suit of Armor beloging to Tegorak will be kept in a store room till the modern era.
The Time Lords begin taking credit for creating the
Library of Carsus which contains every book ever written. Its
located in the same star systems as Lakertya. This might be The Library seen in
Silence in the Library.
?? Mundat III becomes Lord President of Gallifrey. He worked is way up from the postiton of Chancellery Guard. While working as security for the Arcalian Consorts someone had them all killed. This might have been the Castellan or it might have been Mundat III.
?? The Ooolatrii capture some Type 20 TARDIS during the Celestial Wars.
(299,159 years after the Eye is
Rungar is imprisoned on Shada for war crimes.
?? (several millennia after the Type 1)
The Type 25 TARDIS is created. Despite protests from traditionalists, the Type 25 is the first TARDIS to have an independent Block-Transfer copy of the Eye of Harmony.
(301,037 years after the Eye is created)
Sabjatric is imprisoned on Shada for mass murder.
(500,000 years after the invention of the first TARDIS)
TARDISes are accepted as being suitable for exploration and investigation.
The Scribe Quartinian documents the Dark Times. There are very little
historical records left from
before the Intuitive revolution.
?? Lode becomes Castellan. She is the greatest literary historian in Time Lord history.
(700,000 years after the invention of the first TARDIS)
TARDISes are accepted as tools for participation and interference in the Web of Time.
The Eremites survive long after the other renegades of the first
Diaspora die out. The Sisterhood of Karn is still alive in
the Humanian Era.
?? A Time Lord breaches the Tomb of Rassilon and gains Immortality
?? A second Time Lord breaches the Tomb of Rassilon and gains Immortality
?? A third Time Lord breaches the Tomb of Rassilon and gains Immortality.
The Time Lords abbility to use
Block Transfer Computation reaches the point where they can create an
entire galaxy. This is about as far as they ever progress in this
(10,000,000 years before So Vile a Sin / after the Minyos crisis
millenia after the Eye of Harmony is created)
The loss of their telepathic abilities and their failure with the Minyans lead to a massive sense of guilt, helplessness and fatalism. They felt that they had lost their Golden Age and a revival was necessary. The Gallifreyans begin to view Rassilon and Omega as near mythical figures. They believe that only strict adherence to the customs and traditions established by Rassilon can stop their society’s decay. Many artifacts, created after Rassilon's death, are given his name. Each generation of Time Lords devise increasingly complicated traditions and rites to prevent the Gallifreyan people from realizing how boring life on Gallifrey is. The Gallifreyans no longer dare to examine their own future.
The Time Lords discover Quantum
Mnemonics which is far superior to Block Transfer Computation. They are
capable of altering the nature of reality and probability, allowing one
to reshape an the history of an entire planet.
Despite this, TARDISes continue to be constructed using Block Transfer
The Time Lords make some minor
attempts to breach the Higher Dimensions but fail. The
Dimensional Ethics Committee banned this research.
?? For then next 10,000,000 years there will be no new breakthroughs in Time Lord technology - only refinements of exisiting tech.
(1,000,000 years before Lungbarrow
/ a long time before the Doctor)
The Time Lords become locked into a state of perpetual cultural stasis. Progress is considered “passe” and high culture is considered incomprehensible. Gallifrey's traditions will remain the same for the next 1,000,000 years. The Time Lords turn asside from the barren road of technology and most abandon experimentation of any kind. The very idea of Gallifrey having a history is viewed as vulgar and primitive by the Time Lords.
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