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 and Audio Dramas
(Virgin, BCC, Big Finish,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.
Omega dies / before Omega dies / day 14 / less then 1000
years before retiring / shortly after Omega dies / possibly day 162)
Rassilon is 1st President of the High Council and sits upon the Kasterborian Throne. Rassilon is the first and only President to hold the title 'Lord High President.' Ruling the High Council (and the Supreme Council) is the Triumvirate: Rassilon, Omega, and the Other. Rassilon and Omega are politically opposed, but despite this they are friends. Other council memebers include Lord Griffin, Jodelex and Prydonius. Future presidents while have Presidential CATs (Calculating Animal with a Tail) until they become extinct.
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 / during the Great days of
Rassilon creates the new Gallifreyan social structure, and traditions, in the form of an oligarchy. The Constitution is written, and Rassilon lays down the Five Great Principles of government. Under this Constitution, Gallifrey's government is more democratic then it was during the rule of the Pythias. Under Rassilon's Law, decendents of Rassilon automatically have preferance over all other Gallifreyans for the position of President. But the Constitution can be re-written by the President if he has the unanimous approval of the High Council. This will happen several times over the centuries as numerous peices of legislation are added to it. By the modern era, Artical 17 of the Gallifreyan Constitution states that any Time Lord can declare himself a cannidate during an election.
Omega dies / day 23)
After a great deal of trouble with the prototype, Omega (with Rassilon's help) finishes creating both of the Hands of Omega. These stellar manipulators and converters are called the Hands of Omega for political reasons. They are designed to customise stars and are able to harness and manipulate the entire power output from any kind of star, in all is various forms. The can enter a star and trigger a nova, or turn it into a black hole. A stellar manipulator can remotely drain off and store the energy of any kind of star, including the Prime Eye of Harmony on Gallifrey. In just a few minutes this would disable all availible time travel facilites. The Manipulators can also stop the broadcast of artron energy from the Eye of Harmony to the TARDISes, and if focused properly can rip out the heart a TARDIS. The stellar manipulator has an isomorphic remote activator that looks like a medallion. The manipulator is programed in the Old High Gallifreyan computer language and can be considered alive. But its sentience isn't a true sapience. Its personality is largely focused on serving the needs of its controller. The isomorphic controls make it completely loyal to its controller. It has the ability to fly under its own power and initiative and can manipulate relatively small amounts of energy if nessecary, charging every day objects with great power. In future years, the Time Lords will come to believe that there was only ever one Hand of Omega. (As far as the Doctor knows) These devices are the most powerful and sophisticated remote stellar manipulators that will ever be created. While there are lots of marking on the outside of its casing, centuries of use will wear them away till its surface is rusted black.
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 / probably a few centuries before it is complete)
The architect Rassilon begins designing the Citadel and redesigning 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 protected from both the gravity and radiation of an event horizon, they are 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. The Sash also adjusts the wear's biodata to make it easier for them to access the Matrix. Like all of the ancient artifacts, it is made of pure non-atomic matter (ie its not made of atoms but instead perfectly flat planes) designed to deliberately resist analysis. The artifacts of Rassilon are powerful and have an unknowable intelligence. They can read people’s intentions and actions like a book and can choose protectors. They can even influence their protector's subconscious actions. The Sash is the most powerful personal shield that will ever be created in the history of the Universe, and will be regaured by some as the holiest of the relics from Rassilon's time. It will be worn by the Lord President during ceremonial events but by the time of the Doctor nobody will know how to repair it.
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. This method of biodata renewal was developed from watching how the Universe (when balanced) was self-regenerating and immortal.
(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. 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. 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 their 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. Some claim that the people of Gallifrey wanted to make Omega their emperor.
Omega dies / day
Rassilon probably plots to kill 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.
The interior of a Prototype TARDIS
(before Omega dies / the year
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. Omega and several technicians 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. 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. The exterior is a mile tall grey column with a small door set into the base. The Door leads to a small antechamber. This control room resembles the interior of the “Cushing Film’s” TARDIS, filled with cables, power couplings, and yellow and orange lights. The first capsules are powered by Tarranium, and use Zyton-7 to generate orbital energy. Zyton-7 was chosen in part because it leaves a distinct type of artron energy decay in the Vortex. This decay alters and affects the Web of Time. But in the Modern Era, no one remembers what the Zyton-7 was meant to accomplish. 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. Techicians begin developing the Chameleon Circuit.
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.
(almost a decade after the Curse / 2
million years before TID? / around 10,000,000,000 years after the Big Bang / day 205 / before the Eye of Harmony / after
Omega served on Gallifrey's Council / before humanity existed / before the creation of the Eye of Harmony)
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 Astral 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 them 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. Time Lords control their destiny with mathematics and Rassilon will be particularly talented at this. Because of this they are the first Lords of Time and one of the very few High Evolutionary species. The Other (Doctor) might have been the first Time Lord, but Rassilon is more generally accepted to be the first. 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.
-23.43 While Omega and his crew are presumed dead Omega actually survives by shear force of will (and a side effect of Rassilon creating new physical laws). Trapped in a limbo 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 psychosynthesis. Omega will experiance 1000 billion years building his world in the anti-matter universe. The lonlyness and feelings of betrayal Omega feels drive him mad. The Anti-Matter Universe has existed since the beginning of Time. It can only be reached via the sigularity at the heart of a black star or by crossing certain barriers at the edge of the Universe. The idea of Omega becomes woven throughout space and time. Many cultures think of the word omega as being an ending.
Omega's work has given Gallifrey access to the power of a thousand suns. The Gallifreyans now control the fundamental forces of the entire Universe, making them the first Type 4 Civilization with a Level 10 Society.
(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 / before the Eye of Harmony)
The Type 0 TT Capsules are now operational. One of these is Rassilon's personal capsule. 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 Astral 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 and Rassilon takes credit for Vandekirian's discovery of time travel. After the loss of Omega the remaining Hand of Omega will come to view the Other (aka the Doctor) as its controller.
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
(10 years before The 4-D
The Time Lady Rema-Du (daugheter of Lord Griffin and Jodlex) begins training to recover Fenris from the Astral Vortex's Zone of No Return. The High Council 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.
?? (probably after the Hand of Omega is invented)
The Tear of Isha is created. It is a stellar manipulator that is capable of not only creating black holes, but collapsing them out of existance. This stellar engineering tool will eventually be stored in the Omega Arsenal. The manipulator is relatively small rocket when launched. Possibly no bigger then a TARDISes default exo-shell. But when it arrives at its target it unpacks to swell to a massive size.
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. Like all of the ancient artifacts, it is made of pure non-atomic matter (ie its not made of atoms but instead perfectly flat planes) designed to deliberately resist analysis. The artifacts of Rassilon are powerful and have an unknowable intelligence. They can read people’s intentions and actions like a book and can choose protectors. They can even influence their protector's subconscious actions.
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
(23 years after the death of
Omega / 3,500,000,000~
BC / probably after the Qqaba
mission / some time after the Qqaba mission)
Rassilon travels to Omega's black hole (aka Qqaba) in the Sector of Forgotten Souls. He uses his personal Type 0 Model B TT Capsule, to enter Omega's Black Star. This jorney is made possible with the help of the Sash of Rassilon and his capsule's massive and powerful dynamorphic projector. This projector is known as the Star of Rassilon. He then uses Amaranths and 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.
?? (during ancient Gallifrey / a long time before the Spiral Scratch)
The Time Lords create the Spiral Chamber. This device serves as porthole to access the Time Spiral at the heart 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.?? The Time Lords try to research the origin of the Celestial Toymaker (the Guardian of Dreams), but run away when threatened by his games.
(at the Dawn of the Universe / billions of
years before the 17th century)
The Carrionites are a race who can use words as their science to cast massive spells. They also can use DNA replication modules (in the shape of voodoo dolls) to control people. (possibly an outgrowth of Faction Paradox rituals or more likely surviving bits of Cacophony's Odic Energies). Legend claims they eat their own husbands and children. They used greif and suffering to enhance their magic and attack hundreds of nearby planets. The Hervoken fought a war with the Carrionites.
?? (countless thousands of years before Shada / before Salyavin is imprisoned / when the Carrionites were active)
Lady Scintilla is one of the greatest Visionaries of the Sisterhood of Karn. She is also a tyrant who conspires with the Carrionites. She was known for having 6 inch long razor sharp finger-nails. Scintilla is eventually imprisoned on Shada for conspiring with the Carrionites. (Like Salyavin, Sabjartrik, and Rungar) Scintilla is considered to be one of the Ancient Outlaws. The Doctor probably doesn't meet her till the events of Shada.
(1 year after the Eye of Harmony / 1 LD day 10 / ~3,500,000,000 BC / 4 generations after Omega started working on the Barriers)
Rassilon, Jelen, and the other disciples of Omega finish creating the Transduction Barriers and the Quantum Force field. Transduction Barriers are an 10 dimensonal defense field that separates the continuity and history of Gallifrey’s space 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. The transduction barriers are regarded as one of the greatest achievements of time lord science. 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 and only protects the panet itself. It protects against more conventional threats and stops ships from landing. The force-field works by altering the quantum state of whatever comes in contact with the field. The energy signatures of the field and the attacking object or beam are entangled, allowing the fields power to mirror the attacker's power. Thus the stronger the attack the stronger the defense. Only a timeship with the same quantum signature as the field can pass through. Because the field is powered by a direct line from the Eye of Harmony, it is impossible to completely disable the Quantum Force-Field without vaporizing Gallifrey. It is possible to open a hole in the feild large enough for a starship to enter, but even this is extremely dangerous.
Despite being in Inner Time, Gallifrey is still liked via a real-time analogue to its former location in the Web of Time. This analogue time moves at a different speed then the rest of the Universe. The Eye of Harmony was activated in 3.5 Billion BC but approximately 2 million years later, when Greyjan had served 1 years as President of Gallifrey, the Earth date for Normal Space was 1752 AD. So from this point forward, 1 year in the Inner Time of Gallifrey would equal ~1750 years in Normal Space.
1 (when the Transductions Barriers are created / 3.5 billion BC)
Fearing that other races might create forms of meaning and causality that are hostile to Gallifreyan society, the Time Lords decide to anchor all of causality to fit their observations. The Universal Web of History, was created by achoring History itself to the Eye of Harmony. At the moment the Web is anchored the High Council stands before Omega's Black Star as it is transformed into the Eye of Harmony while other Time Lords in Proto-TT Capsules wait at the extreme boundaries of what would become the Noosphere. The broadcast limits of the Eye of Harmony set the Space/Time range limit for these TARDISes and thus define the Gallifreyan Noosphere. The structure of the whole planet of Gallifrey became a bio-system in which the biodata of the Gallifreyans acts as a planet sized receiver and processor of data from the rest of the universe. These processes are complex enough to be regard as living beings. Indeed some Time Lords (and all members of Faction Paradox) view history as a sentient being or beings (sometimes called Loa). Unfortuanatly in order to keep the Web of Time stable it is necessary for the Time Lords to be steady and unchanging. The anchored version of history that makes up the Web of Time is known as the Primary Time Line (or the Great Time Line), and it is this structure that all future races used to build their own histories on. In mapping out the Universe the Time Lords rationalize it and create a permanent version of space-time. In conjunction with the Web of Time, the Eye of Harmony was used to define the physical and temporal laws of the Universe. Outside the Noosphere the laws of physics are in a state of flux and still forming. This Intuitive Revolution destroys Irrationality and Magic. Before this point Magic was used more often then science in the Unverse. Lokic fields cancel out almost all of the Odic Energies of the Universe. This lack of belief might have caused the destruction of flying horses, dragons, unicorns, faeries, slithy toves, bread-and-butterflies and other illogical creatures. The Gallifreyans cast out the irrational parts of themselves, creating Cacophony (a being of irrationality and magic) who is banished from the Universe. Cacophony is a personificaiton of a potential Kuhn Paradigm Shift which alters how the concious mind collapses mixed-state events. Psionics are the only quasi-magical phenomenon that survives. It is likely that that this effect if retro-active, which would explain the failure of the Pythia (and other prophet)'s powers. The only large scale magic-related power to survive is psionics because it operates on vaugly scientific lines. However there are bubbles of space-time that hold high concentrations of Odic energy. Occasionally various species will produce a being that is particularly gifted in using the remaining Odic Energy of the cosmos. They are able to see the future, and heal people. The gift of precognition will be particularly common, though most Time Lords refuse to aknowledge it.
(at the Dawn of the Universe / billions of
years before the 17th century)
The Carrionites and Hervoken are banished from the cosmos by the Eternals because their war threatened the Universe. The Time Lords probably had a hand in their banishment. The Eternals imprisoned the Carrionites in the into the Deep Darkness, behind the 14 stars of the Rexel Planetary configuration. This is almost certainly the same as the Hecatryx dimension that all the witches exist in in "The Witch from the Well." By the time of the Doctor the Carrionites will be known only in legend.
(after Warp Matrix
Rassilon's Foundery will eventually become his TARDIS. Rassilon installs numerous dimensionally transcendental chambers in his Foundry. Rassilon's 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.
(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.
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 only be 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.
(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. They start as a small group but grow as they become more experianced and proficient with intervensions. For many years they were repressed and closely monitored by the Chancellory Guard. After several centuries, the CIA grew to be a very 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). They will eventually be ruled by the Higher Evolutionary Demoiselle.
?? (thousands of years before modern Gallifrey)
The Time Lords realize they will need an organic component to master dimensional stability in space and time. Rassilon uses Warp Matrix Engineering to design the protyon core for the first Time Travel Capsule. These units make up the central cortexes of their timeships.
Cell / before Susan leaves Gallifrey / 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.
(about the same time the
Gallifreyans develop Time Travel / after the D-Mat Gun)
The bacteria based Crialans develop time travel. They plan to travel back in time and infect all the races in the Universe. The Time Lords declare a time war on them and erase them from history. Some of the Crialans' time technolgy was stolen by the Time Lords.
?? (when the last of the Old Ones disappeared / probably around the time of the war with the Archons)
The Great Old Ones create a vast particle accelerator known as the Ashkrellia. This was part of an experiment to breach the higher planes of existance. However, when they try to use the gateway it begins warping, and destroying the Universe. The Old One, known as Valdemar, held back the higher dimensions to protect the Universe, and continued to do so forever. The rest of the Old Ones vanish (probably because they were wiped out by the Gallifreyans - see the entry below). Their disappearence will be considered the 6th greatest mystery of the Universe.
?? (after stealing the TARDIS Seeds / millennia before Nameless City)
To ensure they are the dominant temporal power, the Time Lords declare a time war against the Archon Empire and virtualy wipe them out. The Time Lords become the most advanced temporal power in the cosmos. The Time Lord deactivated all of the Timehenges. The last seven Archons flee to the Nameless City. These Archons want vengeance on those who took the Universe from them and they want to rule the Universe again. The Time Lords beleive that the Archons are the last surviving Great Old Ones. By the humanian era, there are only about 6 worlds that have any worshipers of the Great Old Ones, these include the Earth, Veltroch, and Exo III.
(at least several thousands of years before the
Doctor's time / during Gallifrey's Dark Times)
The Mnemosin of Zayin 8 (in the Argo Navis Cluster) begin performing time experiments. The Time Lords send timeships with war machines that prevent the Mnemosin from coming into existance in the first place. The only remenant is a memorial constructed with temporal technology that remembers the Mnemosin. The memorial creates duplicates that re-enact the history of the Mnemosin so that other species may see what the Time Lords did.
TT Capsule is built / 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.
?? (probably before the Laws of Time were formalized)
The Archivists: A team of Time Lords, known as the Archivists travel into the distant future of Gallifrey's relative time. They will arrive in the Post Time War era and spend centuries exploring the changes in history as they watch the last survivors and relics of their civilization disappear.
(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. This might have been the Final Sanction that Rassilon tried to enact in The End of Time.
(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 is a Time Lady with a the Symbiotic Nuclei. Susan takes Spatial Cartography lessons and will end up knowing a lot about temporal physics. She has detailed understanding of the physics of Time Travel Capsules (she later operates the Master's TARDIS). However she will never receive a proper Gallifreyan education.
(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 / probably a long time before Shada was constructed)
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, the past of Gallifrey's timestream 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) realize 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. Blinovitch spent a number of years in Russia in the early 20th century, and accidently reversed his own time stream. He also wrote Blinovitch’s Temporal Mechanics, and some claimed he was eventualy recruited by Faction Paradox. In the modern era, Blinovitch will be considered to be a mythological figure by many Gallifreyans. Rassilon went on to create the other Laws of Time, based on Mason and Aaron Blinovitch's work. For more info on the Laws of Time see The Laws on Time on the Gallifrey Biology, Culture, etc page.
?? For the actions of any Time Lord who interacts responsibly with normal space and can, in theory, be looked up in future history books before those actions are taken. Sentients who time travel have the power to chronoform themselves and thus are thought to have temporally active biodata. This means that, unlike non-time travelers, they truely have free will. But they can only exercise that free will by deliberately choosing to try to change history. This is why the Time Lords view themselves as history incarnate. All of their interactions and interventions are, in the end, part of the way the Web of Time was always shaped. For thousands of years temporal philosophers will argue about the predestined nature of time travel.
(Around when the Eye of Harmony was
created / after TT Capsules 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 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. The Time Lords claim to have watched over all the planets in the sky and protected their timelines for 1 billion years. The Doctor believes that countless millions of worlds were saved from death by the Time Lords's policing.
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.
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. Rassilon assumed that he died in the energy of the open progenitive cascades, however in 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. History records that the Other fled across the stars. Almost all referances to the Other are removed from the official history books. Among the few that remain is the Mystery of the New Time. This is a play performed in every House on Otherstide depicting the events leading up to the first Otherstide.
(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 Last Great Time War.
?? Gallifrey loses its knowlege of psionic precognition and many of the other powers that the female Seers possessed. Such powers will only be spoken of in myth and superstions, and any new visonaries that the Untempered Schism produced were locked away as being insane. It will take generations of genetic alteration for the Gallifreyan scientists to re-create even some of the psychic powers that the Womb-Born Gallifreyans had.
(possibly after that Hand has been used for centuries)
According to legend, when the Other fled across the stars the Hand of Omega was either stolen by the Other or the Hand pursued him, never to be seen again. By this point the most of the marking on the outside of the Hand have been worn off by centuries of use.
?? (During the Dark Times)
The Time Lords construct an asteroid that can travel through the Vortex. This planetoid becomes known as Titan III. It is designed to serve as the final quarantine post for Time Lords who are dangerously insane or who carry a dangerous plauge. The central computer of Titan III is programed to detect unhealthy Time Lords and then shift the astroid outside of the Stellian Galaxy to keep them isolated. It is capable of inhibiting both space and time ships.
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 / after the discovery of Warp Matrix Engineering)
Rassilon begins construction on the Matrix of Time (aka the Space-Time Matrix) using Warp Matrix Engineering. The Matrix's Secure Information Dump is located in the Labyrinth to protect it 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. The position of Co-ordinator of the Matrix will be a title with no real power or recognition until the events of The Deadly Assassin.
(among the oldest data in the Matrix)
The legend of the Timewyrm is recorded in the Matrix. During the petty temporal feuds between Time Lords, one 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. The Green Book Of Gallifrey, and the the Little Black Book of Gallifrey speak of the Timewyrm, the end of the Universe and tells of a white hole catastrophy in the future. The appearence of the Timewryrm will signal that a coming conflict, a time of darkness, and the end of the Time Lords (and perhapse the Universe) is not far off. This prophecy might refer to the Final Sanction that Rassilon tried to enact in The End of Time.
?? (up until Snow White and the Seven Keys to Doomsday)
According to Gallifreyan fairy-tales, Rassilon would consult the Matrix every day to find out if any in the cosmos had the power to cause the fall of Gallifrey. Most days the Matrix say that only Rassilon had the power to destroy Gallifrey.
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 Matrix.
?? (shortly after they became Time Lords)
The ancient Time Lords see themselves a beyond conventional mortality and some even consider themselves to be gods. Many take to manipulating entire worlds and cultures for their own entertainment.
(during the Time of Legend / before Shada was built
/ a good amount of time after the first TARDISes were built)
The arrogance of the Time Lords of the Time of Legend was such that they rarely installed multiple layers of defenses. One or two defenses was considered to be enough.
(hundreds of years before the
Minyans cast out the Time Lords / during the end of the Dark Days / after the Citadel was created / after regeneration and time travel was mastered / 106 years after the Curse / 99,336 BC for the Minyans??)
The Time Lords set themselves up as gods on the planet Minyos (located on the far side the Mutters Spiral from Sol III and within visual sight of Gallifrey's sun), Klist, Plastrodus 14, and countless other worlds. They force the Minyans to give up magic and superstition by having the Heliomancers cast out of their society and accelerating their technological development by giving them medical, scientific knowledge. They provide them with better communications, weapons, and Metamorphic Symbiosis Regenerators which can be used to create regenerations.
(when the Time Lords were young / hundreds of millions of years
before the 21st century)
The Gallifreyans colonize and Trion and Drornid (which had already been a subject of the Gallifreyan Empire) in Galactic Quadrant 5.
?? (probably after the Qqaba mission)
Rassilon becomes Over-Priest of Drornid.
127 (150 years after the Quaba Mission)
The first dimensionally transcendental TARDISes are constructed.
133 (during the Dark Times / during the Vampire Wars / 156 years
after the Curse)
The Time Lords invent the planetary scoop known as the Magnatron which is capable of moving entire star systems billions of miles through space (and billions of years through time). Is uses power from the Eye of Harmony to distort the fabric of space-time to create massive warp fields in space that can shift an entire star system through space and time. In the process it causes massive atmospheric fires across the targeted worlds. It was only used on worlds that had were about to become infected by the V-factor or worlds that were already infected. One of the few weapons more effective against the Vampires then the Bow Ships is the Magnetron. After the Eternal War the Magnetron would be kept in the Slaughter House, and require the unanimous vote of the High Council to be used.
(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.
(During the Dark Times / after the Time Lords come into being / while
the Earth was still forming / over 3.5 billions of years before the 20th century
years after the Matrix is created / probably before the doctrine on non-violence)
The Hoothi live near near the Gallifrey system and attract the attention of the Time Lords. They are master strategists who side against the Time Lords when the Time Lords kill 2/3rds of Tranmetgura's population. The Hoothi try to conquer Gallifrey by possessing a Time Lord Ambassador and possessing the dead people of Tranmetgura. Using advanced technology and biochemistry, the Time Lord's counter attack devastates the Hoothi. But the Hoothi escape before the Time Lords time loop their homeworld. The surviving Hoothi are forced to flee the Stellian Galaxy (aka Milky Way)
(shortly after the
Curse / after dematerialiaztion theory was discovered)
The end of the Old Time.
(probably before the Doctrine of non-interferance part of the Laws of Time were enforced)
Lode becomes Castellan. She is the greatest literary historian in Time Lord history. Lode was likely a Patrexies.
(Probably after the end
of the Old
Time / 306 years after the
Rassilon has The Book of the Old Time written. This sets down the "official" version of Time Lord History. By the time of the Doctor, records such as these will be the oldest "reliable" historical records. All earlier events will be regarded as legends. And even the Book of the Old Time is considered to have much hearsay within it. In the modern era there are no historical records from the time when Gallifreyans wore animal hides and uses spears.
(after the Time Lords come into being?)
There were many R.O.O. (Rassilon, Omega, and the Other) texts. Many of these Elder Books of the Dark Time are written based on the rituals of the Gods of Ragnarok and the Eternals. These books contain the rites and incantations that can control the Chronovores. The Green Book Of Gallifrey, and the the Little Black Book of Gallifrey speak of the Timewyrm, the end of the Universe and tells of a white hole catastrophy in the future. The appearence of the Timewryrm will signal that (in a general sense) the end of the Time Lords (and perhapse the Universe) is not far off. The Little Red Book of Gallifrey dealt with the Dark Time, magical incantations, Rassilon the Ravanger, Omega the Fallen, and the Other. The Ancient Covenant is compact that forbids the Time Lords from reaching the Six-Fold Realm. The Book of Rassilon is a Time Lord religious text that the Other might have helped write. The Other Scrolls have a prophecy of a Time Lord who will find the Lost Scrolls of Rassion and will lead Gallifrey from darkness. Other important texts are The Triumphs of Rassilon, The Bones of the Dead, and the Runes of Rassilon. One book with a cover of reptile skin had the Seal of Rassilon on it. This book will survive until the end of the Universe and contains a last prophecy which terrifies the Doctor. See the end of the Time War (in the War Gallifrey Timeline) for what the prophecy might have said.
281?? (possibly 8 years after The Book of the Old Time is written)
Now insane, the pioneer Time Lord Astrolabus steals the original Book of the Old Time from Gallifrey (though several copies remain).
?? The book The Insidium of Astrolabus is written.
(after the Vampire King vanished / before State of Decay)
The Vampires of E-Space: Rumors claim that several Time Lords who had been infected with the V-Factor might have fled Gallifrey and settled on the nexus world of the Earth to become the Mal’akh (founders of the terran vampires). This is thought to be how the Yssgaroth reached Earth. In reality a Romanian scientist accidently created a cross-dimensional rip that led to E-Space. Once there, the scientist was infected with the V-factor by the Vampire King and returned to the Earth as Nosferatu. Nosferatu builds a dimensional resonator that opens the rip wide enough for many Giant Vampires to return to Normal Space.
469~? (500 years before the Zagreus flashback / not long after the defeat of the Sisterhood)
Despite his wounds the Vampire King will manage to send a few of his children back into Normal Space to infect others with the V-Factor. Unfortunately Rassilon is obessed with killing every Vampire. When he discovered a peaceful Yssgaroth colony (which didn’t kill sapients). These colonists had taken humanoid forms in an attempt to escape, but, upon finding them, Rassilon destroyed the colony with bowships. This is the begining of another Vampire War. This will lead to a continuation of what becomes knows as the Eternal War in Heaven.
?? (when the Time Lords are in their infancy)
The Time Lords destroy the Baobhan Sith vampires, but not before a Time Lord was feed upon.
(centuries before the Tempesh incident)
The Gallifreyan Ouida is turned and becomes a Vampire.
?? Official Time Lord history claims that no Time Lord was ever infected with the V-Factor. But 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. 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.
?? Represenatives of the five most active Houses of Gallifrey might have created the five Grand Families on Earth in the 12th century to monitor and limit Yssgaroth activity there. These five Grand Families are the Cecils, the Greys, the Howards/Arundels, the Percys, and the Stanleys. Officially the Time Lords disavow all knowledge of the Yssgaroth activities on Earth and claim never to interfere with its history.
The Newborn (loomed) Temporal Physicist Mason begins study of the
effects of altering history.
?? Chrono-Chaos Theory is developed to describe a time travelers abbility to prevent their own birth. This would of course damage the Web of Time.
534~? (441 years / 70 spans before the Tempesh incident)
Rassilon began researching alternative pasts and futures. All alternatives eventually combine into one timeline. He discoverd that stable alternatives are not possible. And for Lesser Species, free will is not a possibility.
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 on these worlds would die
in 6000 spans (38,000 years). This seals that specie's fugure off from the Web of Time. 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 Artron Energy created by a living being creates the morphic field as a sort of collective psionic aura. 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 mathamatics. The shape and nature of every lifeform in the universe is influenced by the morphic field of that species. The longer a particular species has been around the stronger its morphic field. These fields build up over several generations (probably as a sideffect of the crystallization of history caused by observation). The alteration of life on 69,000 worlds is probably why there are so many species that look like Gallifreyans throughout the Universe. Rassilon effectively seeded the cosmos with humanoids that could, in turn, alter the morphic feilds of the cosmos to start a chain reaction. This created a strong enough morphic field for the human form that humanoid species sprang up throughout the spiral politic.
Sapient Avian Species are quite rare. Some Time Lords theorize this could be due to their wings being inefficient at handling tools, but their rarity is likely also do to Rassilon’s altering of the morphic fields of the Cosmos. While it is a rarity on Earth, 86 percent of all sapient species drive on the left-hand side of the road. Rassilon's biogenic molecules might also explain why actual cases of natural evolution are so rare in the Universe.
?? 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
(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.
(after any other times
that Rassilon consulted the Matrix about Gallifrey's fall / while
Rassilon is President / when Swowana was less then 8 year old / after
Rassilon gains a second heart / probably after the Seven Keys to
Doomsday were created)
Snow White and the Seven Keys to Doomsday (part 1): According to Gallifreyan fairy-tales, the Matrix told Rassilon that the Gallifreyan childe Swowana would one day hold the Seven Keys to Doomsday and they would give her the power to destroy Gallifrey. After meeting with the High Council, she was banished to wastelands of Outer Gallifrey to die. Because of these events, Rassilon never again asks the Matrix who has the power to make Gallifrey fall. But the childe survived and made friends with other Outlers. They call her Snow White because of her pale skin. These could have been Patience's family and others who could still biologically reproduce?
?? (before Slendor falls in love with Swowana)
According to Gallifreyan fairy-tales, Slendor the Destroyer kills his father and brother and flees to Outer Gallifrey. He blames Rassilon and the Time Lords for these events.
(when Swowana is an adult,
so at least 10 years after being banished? / after the last time
Rassilon uses the Matrix to predict the fall of Gallifrey)
Snow White and the Seven Keys to Doomsday (part 2): According to Gallifreyan fairy-tales, the Outler Selendor falls in love with Swowana but she knows he is cruel man. Selendor planed to use the Ultimate Weapon of the Master's of Karn to destroy all animal life on Gallifrey. This weapon needed the 7 keys to Doomsday to function. Swowana persuaded Slendor to give her the 7th Key of Nevermore. But instead of using to get her revenge on the Time Lords she fled and used the Key to make an impenitrable forcefield box. She trapped herself and the key inside the box to save Gallifrey. This could be the source of the stories of Pandora's Box. And Swowana might have become Pengallia (aka Pandora).
?? (7 years after fleeing with the key)
Snow White and the Seven Keys to Doomsday (part 3): According to Gallifreyan fairy-tales, Slendor finally finds Swowana sealed inside her forcefield coffin with the Key of Nevermore. He couldn't find a way to breach the box and eventually died from depression over his failure.
? 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 amplified the users artron energy allowing them to mind control even a Time Lord, it can be used by a lesser speices but will slowly kill them), the Seal of Rassilon. Rassilon considers his greatest artifacts to be his Rod, Sash, Coronet, Validium, and Great Key (which can be used to power the D-Mat Gun). All of the ancient artifacts are made of pure non-atomic matter (ie its not made of atoms but instead perfectly flat planes) designed to deliberately resist analysis. The artifacts of Rassilon are powerful and have an unknowable intelligence. They can read people’s intentions and actions like a book and can choose protectors. They can even influence their protector's subconscious actions. The Ring of Rassilon allows the wearer to overide any TARDIS, while the Star of Rassilon was a crystal in Rassilon's own TARDIS.
(after the name
TARDIS is created / in Gallifrey's ancient past)
By this point Bow Ships are transported in War TARDISes known as Black Hole Carriers. 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. Each Black Hole Carrier had its own copy of the Eye of Harmony that was much more powerful then the ones that would later be installed on regular TARDISes. The Real World Interface these timeships tend to be unstable. Unlike the Type 40, these TARDISes had functional self-destruct mechanisms. War TARDISes travelled deep into the Universe's past to destroy the Vampires before they could spread.
(while fighting the Eternal Wars / after magic is banished)
The remains of this psionic abbilities form a network of psi ley lines scattered all over the Universe. The Time Lords create mountain and moon sized receivers that are placed on nexus points of these lines. This creates the Distant Early Warning Lines that will notify Gallifrey in any irrational entitites (like the Great Vampires) become active. The Time Lords visit the Sol system and fill about a quarter of Saturn's moon, Mimas with Gallifreyan receiver technology. They do the same with the moon Iphigenia.
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. It travels to 16th century London.
(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 shuts down after 10,000 years, but continues to transmit 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 planetoid by Humans and named Cassandra.
?? (a fair amount of time before Love and War)
The planet Heaven is visited by the Time Lords.
The Time Lords set up the Sanctuary on the planet Bukol.
(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).
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.
?? The Time Lords develop Anti-Vampire Antibodies that protect a Gallifreyan from being infected by the V-factor. These antibodies will be standard issue in future TARDIS Sickbays.
969? Rassilon connects the begining and end of the Divergence Pocket Universe with a Moebius loop sealing it for the next 18,629,000 years.
(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.
?? (when the Universe is young)
The Time Lords master the science of time travel.
?? (after the
Eye of Harmony)
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.
970~? (shortly before the Eternal Wars end)
(after Huon Particles are invented by the Time Lords / over a billion years before the 21st century)
The Racnoss come to thrive on Huon Energy.
(billions of years before the 20th century / during the
Dark Times / probably before the Secret Heart becomes the core of the
The Time Lords eventually discovered that Huon Energy could unravels matter’s atomic structure on a vast scale. When inert Huon Particles are safe but if given a chance to cataylise in a sentient being they become deadly. The Time Lords eliminate all Huon Particles (except some used by TARDISes) in the Universe because they are could unravell atomic structure. Its possible that Huon Particles generate Fluon Radiation.
980~? Validium was the Ultimate Defense of Gallifrey and was invented during the Vampire War. Lolita has Validum inside her shell. The Ships are only half TARDIS on their mother's side. Perhaps they are half Validium on their father's side? Lolita secretly brought the Eternal/Vampire Wars to an end. Her sister, the Ship (aka the Doctor’s TARDIS) was just one more weapon in the war.
?? The Time Lords eliminate all sources of Fluon Radiation, except for the blue saphires of Metebelis III (and possibly the blue crystals of Manussa). Fluon radiation amplifies and concentrates the artron energy of thought itself. It can clear neural pathways and boost one's intellect. Dendritic decay of the mind can be reversed with Fluon particles and, with the addition of an external source of artron energy, many types of mental illness and mind control can be cured. The more minds that are to be affected by the crystal, the greater the donation of artron energy needed (and the more exhausted the doner will feel). Long term exposure to the radiation from several blue saphires causes mutations, creating massive versions of otherwise small animals. The fluon radiation from an extreme number of crystals can kill even Time Lord. There are other stones on Metabelis III that counteract the power of the crystals. A Metabelis Crystal can be even used to extract a consciousness from the Matrix and insert it back into is original body. Its possible that Huon Particles generate Fluon Radiation.
Early in the history of the
Universe, Zyton-7 was one of the more common minerals in the cosmos.
But the Time Lords stripped the cosmos of almost all of the
Zyton-7 leaving only Varos and the asteroids asteroid Biosculptor, and
Nostrum Alpha with any deposits.
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. The Record of Rassilon probably includes info on other ancient menaces to the Time Lords.
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.
980?? (centuries before Shada is built)
The Gallifreyans begin arguing about whether any crime could justify the death penalty.
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, but some groups (like the Eremites and the House of Redlooms) will continue to tell legends of Vampires down through the generations. At least 17 different worlds (including the Earth) in the galaxy will have legends of Vampires.
Rassilon is still alive)
Rassilon's Red Wine is bottled. Several of these bottles will still be around and enjoyed in the modern era.
?? (probably before the Consolidator was created / probably after Article 7 became law)
The Kin is a single being that had the power to self-replicate temporally. But this process rotted away areas of space-time. Rather then destroy them, the Time Lords imprison the Kin in an isolated pocket of space-time.
?? (early in the
existence of the Time Lords / probably after the creation of Article 7
/ possibly after the doctrine of non-intervension)
The Time Lords decide to collect any dangerous or destabilizing cultures, species, and technologies from throughout the cosmos. But, in order to ensure that this meddling wasn’t detected, they only gathered technology and species when it was locked away, unobserved, or dormant. For the rest of the cosmos the threat simply disappeared when no one was looking. All of these artifacts and beings were kept frozen in stasis in the near infinite cargo holds of the Consolidator. The Consolidator was a transdimensional set of vaults whose exterior was as large as a decent sized 20th Century human country. It had self-repair systems and was designed to function completely autonomously. Among the species and technology placed on the Consolidator is the Axumillary Orb. This pocket sized bomb is the smallest planet destroying weapon ever created. It also held the biodata manipulation device, known as the Infinity Cocoon, as well as at least several dozen aggressive speices. This includes the Sild, Meglos’s species [research this], the Quagulans, the Social Craints, and the Mepuloids. After the collection was deemed complete the Time Lords were uncertain what to do with it. Some thought it should be destroyed but that would break their anti violence policies and laws. Others thought the technology or species could prove helpful some day. These arguments lasted for centuries.
1000? (a few short
Time Lord contact / 98,442 BC??)
The Minyans now have atomic power.
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.
?? Rassilon has a vision of a possible future of Gallifrey where the Time Lords have become a dictatorship that rules over an empire of numerous worlds. In response to this vision he begins writing the Principles of Non-intervension.?? (in the later years of Rassilon's life)
(after Susan is old enough to
watch the games /
after the Tempesh incident / after
TARDISes are created / before Rassilon retires / after Rassilon is entombed / millions of years before the Doctor is born / 1003 years after the Eye of Harmony)
The operation of the Death Zone's Time Scoop is causing massive interference and drains on the 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. Those who protested the loss of the Games were placed inside the Death Zone.
(during the time of Rassilon / not before the shutting down of the Death Zone)
Slavery is outlawed on Gallifrey.
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 / the earliest epochs of the Time Lords / after the Doctrine of Non-interference was created / probably after the Doctor is loomed / probably after Time Lords foreswear violence / 13,000,000
years before The Image of Fendahl / thousands of years before the story Shada)
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 throughout Gallifreyan history.
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
completed / 98,247 BC??)
The Minyans revolt, and kill most of the Gallifreyans on the planet Minyos. The Time Lords decide to leave the planet alone.
1200 (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.
Games / after the Minyan revolt / before the death of Rassilon)
By this point the Time Lords no longer have any colony worlds.
(countless thousands of years
before the story Shada / after Shada was constructed / before Salyavin is imprisoned)
One of the greatest Visionaries of the Sisterhood of Karn, Lady Scintilla, is imprisoned on Shada for conspiring with the Carrionites. (Like Salyavin, Sabjartrik, and Rungar) Scintilla is considered to be one of the Ancient Outlaws. The Doctor probably doesn't meet her till the events of Shada.
?? (possibly after the creation of Shada)
The Starmen are cosmic entities born of black holes who have the power to destroy entire star systems. The Time Lords begin arresting the Starmen when the are found in senstive time zones.
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 Worshipful Law isn’t written in any form of Gallifreyan language, but is, instead written in code. Some claim that there is no way to actually read the Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Others claim that what written in Worshipful and Ancient Law might become the laws of science for the noosphere of the Time Lords. The book might also contain the truth about Time Lord history. Like all of the ancient artifacts, the book is made of pure non-atomic matter (ie its not made of atoms but instead perfectly flat planes) designed to deliberately resist analysis. By turning all of its pages inside a Time Travel Capsule, a TARDIS will be automatically guided through the time locks to Shada. The book is entrusted into the care of Chancellor Azmeal and when not in use it is kept in the Panoptican Archives. The book is powerful and has an unknowable intelligence. It can read people’s intentions and actions and can choose protectors. It can even influence their protector's subconscious actions. The writing on the stand says “If this book should care to roam, box its ears and send it home."
?? (during the Dark Times / after the Matrix was created)
Rassilon will adds a Matrix Adjunct to the Final Redoubt on an asteroid about the galactic plane of the Stellian Galaxy. This Adjunct will hold a copy of the brain patterns of the greatest Time Lords who have ever lived (including Omega and the Watchmaker). This will stand as the last bastion of Time Lord greatness if the rest of them should fall. It is quite possible that this is where the Matrix Lords govern and control the Events Library from. Inside every TARDIS since the time of Rassilon is a locked door that remains closed due to a program that he ordered be hard coded into every TARDIS. When the program decides that the TARDIS's Time Lord had spent enough time traveling and has gained enough experiance then it will unlock the door. Inside is a brass plaque with the coordinates for the Final Redoubt. That Time Lord can then serve the greatest minds Gallifrey ever produced, until he too joins them. The Final Redoubt also contains the Apocalypse Clock which is capable of crystalizing and time locking the entire Web of Time at once. This would make it so that any time travel or change to history would be impossible. It was designed to be used if the Time Lords were in danger of being deleted from history, or if they were threatening to use the time travel abbilites to destroy the Web of Time. To prevent miss use the 12 cylinders that the Clock requires to operate have been hidden throughout time and space.
(the last work of the ancients of Gallifrey / probably shortly before the Great Key is hidden)
The ancients of Gallifrey learn the secret of D-mat technology. Using the full energy of the Eye of Harmony, the Key can power the planetary defense time weapon known as the D-Mat Gun. The D-Mat gun is the ultimate Omnicalculator. When a target is “hit” by a D-Mat gun its entire timestream (and biodata if sentient) is recorded and then all of history is rewritten so that the only difference between this Universe, and the previous one is the total absence of the target. Effectively, the D-Mat Gun deletes things from history and makes that deletion a fixed point with an relative temporal distortion of over 2. This gun can destroy an entire galaxy and thus is sometimes known as a Galaxy Eater. Officially, use of the D-Mat gun is forbidden from the moment of its creation, and instructions for its construction are one of the most well hidden files within the Matrix.
(before Rassilon is entombed / after D-Mat technology is invented)
Rassilon built the Oubliette of Eternity Dispersal Chamber that is found in the Super Orbital Time Station, and decreed that anyone threatening Gallifrey should be placed inside and dispersed. This was how the Oubliette came to be used on Gallifreyans who committed high treason. Those placed in the chamber would have their timeline erased creating a new timeline where they would never have existed. (the D-Mat Gun is a portable weapon version of this same technology). These dispersed people become the Neverpeople - Creatures of Anti-Time who are forced to live in the Anti-Time Universe. When they eat the time energy of a lifeform the person is erased from history and becomes a Neverperson. This practice is officially abandoned a long time before Neverland.
Eternal Wars are over / after D-Mat technology is invented)
The Time Lords secretly use D-Mat technology to retro-annul all the worlds that were infected by the V-Factor. Use of the D-Mat gun is forbidden by the Laws of Time.
The Tomb of Rassilon inside the Dark Tower
before The Invasion of Time / after the Minyan revolt / before the Death Zone is shut down / 1573
after the Eye of Harmony is created)
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. The Death Zone will remain sealed until the time of the Doctor. Unknow to the Time Lords, Rassilon is not dead but he remains forever in eternal sleep in stasis-frozen. The Dark Tower is connected to a secluded part of the 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 are the 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." Some will come to believe that this trap was set to remove Time Lords who had dangerous amounts of ambition, but others think Rassion set the trap to ensure that no one could challenge him when he returned to power. In truth Rassilon feels that nothing should be eternal.
(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.
few years after Rassilon is entombed)
The Scrolls of Rassilon are discovered and sealed by President Pandak.
President Pandak's Staff will later be
considered an 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. Using the branches of the Events Library and Logopolitan existential mathematics, the Matrix Lords modulate and contain conflicts across the cosmos, preventing them from getting out of control. They ensure that history follows the plan of the Matrix Lords. From the Matrix, Rassilon can halt time in localized areas and communicate with current and former Lord Presidents. The existance of the Events Library is kept secret even from the Lord Presidents of Gallifrey.
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 assassination of a President and major violations of the First Law of Time.
(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.
(1653 years after the Eye of Harmony / after Rassilon retires)
To prevent the power of the Great Key of Rassilon from being abused, the current Chancellor acquires the Great Key and hides it from the Head of the Presidency. Rassilon was the last President to hold the Great Key. 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. It is likely that when a Time Lord ceases to hold the position of Chancellor the Great Key takes all memory of this secret from them. Officially the Great Key is considered to be lost and most Time Lords believe that is is only a legend. By time of the Doctor, only two Time Lords will ever have had access to the Great Key, Rod, Sash, and Matrix Crown simultaniously - Rassilon, and The Doctor.
(roughly around the time that the death penalty was abandoned)
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.
(300 years after Rassilon's death)
Rassilon's Rampart is built near Mount Lung to keep the Shobogans out.
(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 Great Time War "starts" 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 Archons and the Halldrons. So the Time Lords decide to intervene 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.
?? (probably during one of the first two Time Wars)
The Archons are one of the Old Ones from the previous Universe. They had become the rulers of Time in this Universe. They moved and danced to the gravitational movement of the stars and the planets of the cosmos (the Music of the Spheres). The ancient Gallifreyans' declared a Time War on the Archons and killed all but seven of them. According to the official Gallifreyan records those surviving Archons were the last of the Old Ones from the previous Universe.
(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.
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. After the war the Time Lords will try to find and disable all the Reality Bombs, but they don't locate them all. 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. It is only after the Wars are over that they become known as the Time Wars.
41,000? The Tomb of the Uncertain Solidier honors a Gallifreyan from an alternate universe who sacrificed his timeline during the Time Wars.
?? (Probably before the father of the Morbius Doctors is born)
After his death, the ghost of President Pandak II is said to haunt the Capitol. This legend will still be spoken of during the Doctor's time.
(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. The space between parallel universes is known by the Time Lords as the Void. The Eternals call it the Howling.
43,828 (43,828 years after the creation of the Eye of Harmony)
The High Council order the monitoring the expansion of the Cybermen. Field agents are sent to Mondas to gather data.
(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.
50,000?? (generations after Gallifreyans start genentically engineering themselves)
After generations of genetic alteration, the Gallifreyan scientists find a way to ensure that every Gallifrey is psychic. (Though not to the degree of the previous womb-born).
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.
(Millennia before modern Gallifrey)
Old High Gallifreyan is abandoned and no longer spoken.
?? The Ooolatrii capture some Type 20 TARDIS during the Celestial Wars. The Celestial War probably involved the Celestial Intervention Agency and might have been a ‘cold’ war.
298,000? (a long time ago / during the time of the Ancient Outlaws / before they are imprisoned / probably during the Dark Times)
Sabjatrik and Rungar were prydonian brothers who worked together. Some people say they drowned their own mother in a leaky SIDRAT. These renegade Time Lords usurped the power of the Lord President, and became known as the Terrible Tyrants. Together, the brothers waged war on the other people of Gallifrey and dragged Gallifrey down into a second dark age. (Like Scintilla and Salyavin) Sabjartrik and Rungar were considered to be among the Ancient Outlaws.
(299,159 years after the Eye is
created / 339,897 BC? / before Salyavin is imprisoned)
Rungar (or Rundgar) is imprisoned on Shada for war crimes. Some Gallifreyans will come to beleive that the brothers were Gods of the Dark Time. And some will swear by Rungar's name. The Doctor probably doesn't meet him till the events of Shada.
(301,037 years after the Eye is created / 339,521 BC? / before Salyavin is imprisoned)
Sabjatrik (or Sabjatric) is imprisoned on Shada for mass murder. Some Gallifreyans will come to beleive that the brothers were Gods of the Dark Time. The Doctor probably doesn't meet him till the events of Shada.
310,054 (at the dawn of time / 310,054 years after the founding of the Eye of Harmony)
The Lords of Althrace (almost certainly with the aid and approval of Rassilon and the other Matrix Lords) created the secret branches of the Events Library. The leaders of the CIA helped as well. These branches are hidden throughout the universe, and they literally archive the events of those regions. The vibrations of all of these events have been harmonized by the biomechanical complex known as the Event Synthesizer. When the Matrix Lords decided that wars or other events began to get out of hand, produing disruptions in the vibrations of the comsos, the Librarian of that branch (identified only by a number, just like the members of the CIA) could re-combine the events to create a new outcome. This allows the Events Library to limit and de-escelate conflicts by re-writing history (and thus breaking the 1st Law of Time). The existance of the Events Library is kept secret even from the Lord Presidents of Gallifrey, and the Librarians report directly to Rassilon's mind inside the Matrix.
(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.
(500,000 years after the invention of the first TARDIS / when the Universe is young)
TARDISes are accepted as being suitable for exploration and investigation.
?? The Type 30 TARDIS will also be the first with more then one Control Room as well as the first with Perception Filters. The Type 0-29 Capsules will become known as ancient TARDISes. Almost all pre-Type 30 will be scrapped or have died of old age by the beginning of the Last Great Time War.
(probably after the end of the Dark Times)
The Scribe Quartinian documents the Dark Times. There are very little historical records left from before the Intuitive revolution.
(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. Rassilon's knowledge of immortal, perpetual regeneration is a central to most of the myths about him. 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.
1,000,000 (1 million years before the Morbius Crisis)
This is the last time the Time Lords interact with the rest of the Universe on a large scale.
?? The Time Lords discover Quantum Mnemonics, the language of the Great Old Ones. This language is far more powerful then Block Transfer Computation and is capable of altering the nature of reality and probability. This allows one to warp space and time, reshape an the history of an entire planet, and evne create or destroy the Universe. Despite these discoveries, TARDISes continue to be constructed using Block Transfer Computation.
?? (aeons ago)
A group of Time Lords develop advanced nodes that can transfer energy between dimensions. They were known as the Dimensioneers and they hoped to rule every dimension. With their nodes they could cross between dimensions and alter the ultimate balance between the powers of Eternity. Fearing the damage that the might be created by the nodes, the other Time lords executed the Time Lords and the nodes were outlawed and sealed in a time-shielded vault on the world of Terserus. Node activators were hidden within older timeships, such as the Type 40. Over time the Dimensioneers became legends told to children as bedtime stories.
?? 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 / after they begin monitoring the Universe for unauthorized time travel
/ a long time before the Doctor / ~200,000 BC)
The Time Lords become locked into a state of perpetual cultural stasis. Every need for life is taken care of by their great technology. 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 (expecially biological experimentation) of any kind. From this point forward there will only be occasion refinements to pre-existing technology. Indeed much of their understanding of the science of the Time of Legend and the potential of its technology is forgotten. They forget the reason and purpose behind their ceremonies and artifacts. The very idea of Gallifrey having a history is viewed as vulgar and primitive by the Time Lords, and what few historical records there are considered to be nothing more then a collection of legends, propaganda, and fair-tales.