THE HISTORY OF THE TIME LORDS PART IV
The Doctor - The Gallifrey Years
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 8th Doctor sidetrip. I admit I could be wrong.)
information from deliberately created alternate version of Doctor Who
(The Unbound Series, Death Comes to Time (Zagreus strongly implies that DCTT is an alternate Gallifrey the Rassilon deliberatly negated))
information from 'licensed' reference sources
(The Technical Manual, Monsters, and The Gallifrey Chronicles)
information from 'unreliable' sources:
(FASA's role-playing game, the Nth Doctor, Destiny of the Doctors (I don't trust them either, but you never know))
information from unofficial sources
( Lawrence Miles' books, the Benny adventures)
information from speculative sources
(my own speculation, and other fan speculation. Includes ideas from sites listed on my home page.)
? The event occurred approximately in this interval.
?? A pretty wild guess as to when this event took place.
The first Doctor (William Hartnell)
"Impulsive, idealistic, ready to risk his
life for a worthy cause...hates tyranny and oppression...never gives
in...never gives up...believes in good and fights evil...With violence
all around him, he is a man of peace. He is never cruel, or
cowardly. He is a hero."
Ushas, and her Seal
Koschei and his Singet Seal
159? / a few days before
Ulysses secretly arranges to have the Doctor "loomed" into the House of Lungbarrow. The Loom of Lungbarrow is exposed to the outdoors. The Loom might be a force field tanks of memory filled liquid. Spirals of microscopic data begin flowing into the Loom. The Doctor's contact with the Loom of the House of Lungbarrow appears to have let some of the Other's biodata be reborn as the Doctor. Possibly as a result of the Micen Island incident, the Chris Baker Doctor jumps looms and is woven into the biodata of Penelope and Ulysses's child. Ulysses will arrange to have the Doctor "loomed" into the House of Lungbarrow.
NOTE: The 7th Doctor claims that he as been born from a Womb twice. This probably referes to the the birth of the Other and the birth of the Doctor (via Ulyssess and Penelope).
0 The Doctor has things in his biodata that no other Time Lord has (such as the biodata of the Other). His entire timestream becomes a constant string of temporal nexus points, so much so that many temporal powers won't risk killing him even when it would be convient or logical. He is a living equation, a function of the Universe. The Doctor has always had a knack for telling when society was out of phase or when evil was present. This could be a Time Lord gift, but if it is its not one that other Time Lords aknowledge. The symbiotic nucleii he receives will wire him into the Vortex and (unknown to himself and most of the Time Lords) allow his subconscious to bend the timelines of others. On an unconcious level he affects everyone around him.
The CIA's File on the Doctor0 (day 160? )
The Doctor's Crib, the Doctor as a childe, and the Doctor's Singet Seal
Index 309456 / 1009 years before Lungbarrow / 4756.44
Rassilon Era / 1213.24 AD/GRT / 100447 TL / day 162 - Otherstide)
The Lungbarrovian who will be known as the Doctor is birthed via Loom of Lungbarrow in Gallfrey's star system. This birth falls under the sign of the Crossed Computers which might be the sign of the maternity ward. In Earth terms the Doctor beleives that he is probably a Sagittarius. This could refer to the fact that Gallifrey is located in the Constellation of Sagittarius from Earth's point of view. The Doctor has vague memories of being all strung out in the Loom waiting to get out. He is dragged dripping and screaming from the Loom. The Doctor might have been a child (or possibly a childe) at time of his looming. His first word might have been "Again." He remembers seeing his cousins laughing at him because he was the only Time Lord to have a belly button (it's an outie). Satthralope smacked him so hard he could hardly walk. Because of the belly-button his other cousins called him Snail and Wormhole. The 45 cousins of Lungbarrow (including Irving Braxiatel) witnessed the Snail's Looming. Patience observes the Doctor's birth. He also had a body temperature of 36 degrees Celsius and claims to have only one heart which beat 10 times a minute. His eyes are blue and his Gallifreyan blood type is TL Positive (which is very rare). This child spends some time in a crib.
0 Snail (the Doctor) remembers his birth because the Other and the "Morbius Doctors" were conscious in him. The Other/Doctor loses access to memory of Patience and and his past as the Morbius Doctors. The memories of these former lives are protected by one of the Doctor's dreams; a female custodian named Verity. She guards the essential essence of the Doctor.
? (while very young)
The Doctor often dreams of stars. Despite the fact that it is very rare for Time Lords to dream, the Doctor believes that dreams are whole reason for taking time to sleep. The Doctor suspects that Dreams are all rehearsals for future realities.
The Doctor's name in the Omegabet, his CIA designation, and possibly the name of the Other?
0 (day 162: Otherstide)
Otherstide is the Doctor's Nameday. The Gallifreyan God, Time, appeared in the garden on Snail's (the Doctor's) Nameday. Snail (the Doctor) is given his name which is described as being as lovely as a poem. When written in the modern Gallifreyan Omegabet the Doctor's name appears as δ³Σx². The Doctor often gives the impression that his name is "Who" and signs his initials "Dr. W." His signature includes a '?' shape. The literal translation of his name keeps changing, but by the time of The Shadows of Avalon it means "foolish wanderer". The Doctor might add a new syllable to his name with each companion he travels with. If this is so, then he 'gives' a 'part' of himself to each of his companions so that death won't 'find' him. By the time of SLEEPY it will have 38 syllables. He claims that humans can't even pronounce the first syllable of his name (but this might not be true). The Doctor finds it very hard to act rationally where family is concerned and he hides the name his family gave him in dispair. After becoming a renegade, he considers his true name to be a very difficult question and will believe that there was only one situation that would make him reveal it. But by the time of "Girl in the Fireplace" he will have forgotten what his name was.
0 The Doctor has an uncle who "defied" the principle that all motion is relative. Marnal could be considered the Doctor's step-uncle. Though he claims not to, he had an aunt named Mabel. This might be the same aunt who was a good home-brewer. The Doctor has never had an older sister.0.26 (Date Index 309456 / 4756.7 Rassilon Era / 1213 GRT / 100447 TL / shortly after the Doctor is born / Marnal is in his 12th body and has been operating the Type 40 for quite a while / before Infinity Doctors)
(when Marnal's crusade occurs)
At this point Type 40 TARDISes are still considered to be the latest model of TT Capsule.
(after the Doctor is loomed but
before he attends the Academy)
The Time Lord, Irving Braxiatel becomes estranged from House Lungbarrow to the point where they view the Doctor as the families best hope to regain its name. It is possible that Braxiatel joined another House. He probably remains a Prydonian. If this House is a Newblood House then it might explain the fact that Brax has the ability to control his appearance during regeneration. It is also possible that he used the Elixier of Life to gain control of his regenerations. Possibly his joining to another House is what allowed the Doctor to be Loomed. If so he hangs arround long enough to witness the Doctor's looming. The Doctor has a brother, and Brax believes the Doctor as a brother.
?? Drax is loomed. He will become a Prydonian. Drax house is Houses is very near the Capitol. He will be considered to be a lucklaster student.
?? Millennia of the prestegious House of Brightshore is loomed. She will become a Prydonian.
?? Mortimus (the Monk) is loomed. He will become a Prydonian. He wants to make the Universe a better place.
?? Jelpax is loomed. He will become a Prydonian.
0~ All of the Gallifreyans loomed around this time become known as the "Broken Generation" because so many of them are renegades.
?? (probably before attending the Prydon Academy)
The Doctor's Aunt Mabel tells him to“Look up, look down, look around.”
(when he is old enough to crawl)
The Doctor begins been looking in the wrong places for things. He will continue this habit for the rest of his life.
The Doctor remembers smashing
some glass which caused time to run wild and his teachers to yell at
(while still in the
The Doctor plays with Roentgen/Rontgen (X-Ray radiation) Bricks, learning to shuffle the radiation about his body.
(when the Doctor was a kid)
The Doctor hears fairytales of the monsterous Toclafane. The word Toclafane means bogeyman and is a general descriptor for numerous different mythical creatures.
? The Doctor's mother teaches him Gallifreyan nursery rhymes (including the Zagreus rhyme).
The Doctors mother
often tells him that he’s “rather special”
While at infant school the Doctor
studies quantum mechanics.
(Doc is barely a Loomling)
The Doctor catches a young cobblemouse on Mount Lung. He lets it loose in his House when his father, Mr. Saldaamir and his father's other friends are discussing their plans. The blue skinned Mr. Saldaamir is one of the only survivors of the Time Wars.
? The Doctor's Mother reads the Bible to him. Later in his life, the Doctor probably helped write a Bible verse that started with something like “In the Beginning…”
?? (while he is a small boy / before the Academy)
The Doctor is told the fable of Maximelos and the three Ogrons. One Ogron was too vicious, another was too stupic, but the third had just the right balance.
(for months or years after hearing about Grandfather
The Doctor worries that Grandfather Paradox is hiding in his House or stalking him.
?? For the rest of his life the Doctor will have occational dreams where he’s back in the House of Lungbarrow but everything is different in a disturbing and frightening way. He assumes that all humanoids frequently have these dreams. The Doctor believes that dreams are whole reason for taking time to sleep and suspects that dreams are all rehearsals for future realities.?? (before or during the Doctor's time at the Academy / probably before Delox becomes Chancellor)
(when he was a boy)
The Doctor always wanted to drive trains. He takes up trainspotting as a hobby. His first model train is a Hornby, Double-O. Being attacked by a train in the Matrix vision in the Deadly Assassin could also indicate that trains hold a special importance to him.
Badger and Innocet
(Doc is 5 / about 9 months after Otherstide / day 243~)
The Doctor carves his name on his desk. Then he escapes from Badger's brainbuffing class and runs off. He is late for supper. The Doctor lookes about 20 at this point.
? During brainbuffing, Snail (the Doctor) hoards five dimensional star charts. He reads Professor Thripsted's Flora and Fauna of the Universe (Abridged for younger readers).
? (when he was a boy)
The Doctor told that he can't be an explorer because the Time Lords have already discovered everything.
? Snail's (the Doctor)'s experiments during later brainbuffing consisted of plant/animal hybrids, including accelerated genetic hybrids or orchids and axolotl.
?? Sometimes the Doctor and some of his cousins leave their House and go on Lushberrying trips in the woods during the summer. Everyone has fun on these trips. Housekeeper Satthralope withholds dinner from anyone she catches doing this.
?? The Doctor hears a flute while in the fields of tall grass on Mount Lung before haytime.
(before his first day at the Prydon Academy / when he was a boy / Date
The Doctor meets Prydonian Azmael for the first time. Azmael is a Hermit, who lived half way up the mountain behind the House of Lungbarrow known as Mount Lung. The one-eyed Hermit is a Time Lord with the title of Monk of the Eremite order (just like I.M. Foreman). In addition to his other duties, he also serverd as an ornamental hermit for the House of Lungbarrow for half his life and spent most of that life sitting unter a tree behind the house. The river right next to the Hermit's home floods frequently. The Doctor begins receiving extracurricular education from the old Hermit. The Hermit also teaches the Doctor about the beliefs of the religious class that I.M. Foreman belongs. The Doctor learns how to look into his own mind and how to keep his mind calm and shielded. The time the Doctor spent with the Hermit were some of the happiest hours of his life and he would often disappear for several days to spend time with the him. Azmael is the Doctor's teacher, but they become good friends and work well together. The Doctor will come to see Azmael as one of his few confidants. They might have eventually become more then friends. The Hermit is the Doctor's most important teacher and guru. Azmael is the finest teacher he ever had.
NOTE: The descriptions the Doctor gives for the Hermit and Azmeal are so similar that it is likely that the Hermit (the Doctor's teacher and guru) and Azmael (the finest teacher the Doctor ever had) are the same person.
? 'Serendipity' is the Doctor’s favorite word and 'Fortuitous' is his second-favorite. The Doctor's favorite key is E flat. He loves truffles, and his favorite pasta is spagettie. He reads New Scientist frequently. He loves getting his hair cut. The Doctor's lucky number is 74,384,338 (or 7 depending on when you ask him). The Doctor hates heights, crowds of unwashed people (especially bus stations), unrequited love, tyranny, cruelty, Blake’s 7, and Marmite. He thinks hope is a good thing. The Doctor always have difficulty talking to someone who has no visual form (is that why he almost never uses phones?) His first incarnation has no interest in small talk and hates gossip.
(the year before the Doctor)
Based on her interests and talents, the new blood Gallifreyan Ruath (aka Ruadvorophrenaltid) enters the Prydon Academy. She is know for being a wild trouble maker and her class is obsessed with studying Gallifrey's history.
8? (before the Hermit begins teaching the Master
and the Doctor together)
Azmael becomes Co-ordinator of the Matrix and works to record the predictions about future events. The Hermit Azmael begins living in a cave on the peak of Mount Cadon.
Doctor's father takes him outside
they watch the shooting stars above
one night. He holds him up to see the stars.
? The Doctor and his father witness an amazing Gallifreyan dawn.8 (When the Doctor is 8 years old / not too long after the Magistrate is loomed / while at the Prydon Academy)
(probably the day he meets the Master - which would make it his first day at the Academy / after the Doctor moves to the Academy at
On his first day, the Doctor skips his Temporal Protocol Class at Prydon Academy and goes to visit the Hermit on Mt Cadon at an earlier then his usual time. He catches another boy there who he doesn’t know. The Hermit is teaching the boy about Vampires and the Sphinx. This boy is implied to be the Master. The Doctor believed that he was the Hermit’s only pupil and is enraged at this betrayal. The Doctor believes that he is better then any other student, and thus the only one who deserves the Hermit’s attention. The Hermit explains that he teaches all of the young renegades and that the Doctor needs to realize that the Universe doesn’t owe him anything. This revelation is one of the most traumatic points in the Doctor’s early life. The Doctor, Koschei (the Master) and Magnus (the War Chief) become good friends on their first day at the Academy. The Doctor believes that he and Koschei (the Master) are exactly the same.
(when the Doctor and the
Master were young / before they grew up)
The Doctor and the Master often sneaked away from classes to go running in fields of red grass on Mount Perdition. While doing this they often called up to the sky. They also explored several forests. They would sit by the river Lethe and stare at the stars. They made plans to be free of Gallifrey society and wander throughout the universe.
(while the Doctor is a student)
Torvic was a student who would torment and bully the Doctor and Koschei (the Master). Usually one of them would stand paralyzed with fear while the other was being tormented.
(when he was a boy)
The Doctor cries all the time, but his caretakers don't know why. The male caretaker warns him that if he joins the army there will be no running away and no crying. The female caretaker believes that the Doctor doesn’t want to join the army. The male also believes that the Doctor won’t be allowed to stay at the Academy and will never become a Time Lord. The Doctor wanted to run away and join the Circus.
(while the Doctor is at the Prydon Academy)
The Doctor thinks the Prydon Academy is awful.
(the night that Torvic died /
almost certainly during the Doctor's 3 days of fasting)
The guilt from killing Torvic should have led the Doctor to become Death's Champion, but other beings had plans for the Doctor. Time Lords in nightmares or near-death states sometimes make deals with the Gallifreyan gods. The Doctor makes such a deal with Death during a nightmare. Death offered the Doctor the chance to be free of the guilt and hatred from killing Torvic but in return he had to allow the Master to suffer from killing in self defense to become Death's Champion. The Doctor tells Death to take the Master instead of himself. and it is this killing that starts the Master on his path to evil. The Doctor will eventually forget that it was him and not the Master who killed Torvic.
(he claims to have always believed this)
The Doctor belives that Evil is an actual force. He is well know for this black and white belief, which other Gallifreyans consider to be archaic and incomprehensible. The Doctor saw good and evil as a processes. One could not 'be good,' one can only only 'do good.' The Doctor doesn’t like perfection as it leaves nothing to drive progress. He believes perfection dulls the mind and the spirit. Throughout his life the Doctor will prefer pain to numbness. When the Doctor reacts instinctively he tends to take the moral or ethical path. But when he thinks about his actions he sometimes chooses to be less ethical (though this varies from incarnation to incarnation).
(when he was and 8 year old Novice)
As part of his initiation ritual the Doctor is taken to the Untempered Schims and stares into eternity. The Doctor runs away from what he sees and he later comments that he basicly spent the rest of his life running away. Others claim that the Doctor will spend his whole life running away from his true identity. The Doctor is now known as a Time Tot (aka Time Toddlers) and is given the rank of Novice. The same Time Lords who observed the Master staring into the Schism observed the Doctor.
(probably when they view the Untempered
The Master belives that you should always standup for yourself and never run. He believes the Doctor always runs.
8 Ushas (The Rani) stares into the Untempered Schism and her morality and sense of humour are broken, leaving her cruel and unempathic. Nobody realizes this at the time.? (during the 3 days of making supplications to the Gallifreyan Gods)
?? Despite his fear of the Untempered Schism, the Doctor builds space-time portals for his own entertainment. He will spend large amounts of his childhood looking at the Space-Time Vortex.
The Doctor learns Vortex Walking from a Space Time Mystic who will later live in the Quantocks. This could refer to the Hermit who would live near that area of England in Planet of the Spiders.
(very early in the Doctor's life)
The Hermit tells the Doctor and Koschei (the Master) ghost stories about the Great Vampires, the Fendahl, and the Legions of the Sphinx. He also tells them of Omega, and Salyavin. Salyavin and Omega becomes the Doctor's heroes, but the Vampire stories are his favorites. The Doctor also learns of legends of ships in warp ellipses that traveled throughout infinity. The Doctor prefers his legends to be filled with mystery as opposed to hard data. The Doctor hears old horror stories of Gallifreyans forced into runaway regeneration chains in alien environments. They would be turned into horrid monsters, which would be killed, walled up in their own TARDISes or hidden away by their cousins. In the Doctor's day, the Hospitallers would care for such cases. The myths of the Fendahl terrify him. The Doctor is one of the few children on Gallifrey to have nightmares and for this reason he dislikes Gallifreyan legends, considering them mostly rubbish.
(when the Doctor was a little boy)
The Doctor hears legends of the Pantheon of Discord.
The Doctor is caught skinny-dipping with one of his cousins
(while at the Academy / before being disinherited)
The Doctor continues his experiments with plant/animal hybrids. These include research on Water-Sligs.
years before Lungbarrow)
Hofwinter becomes Surveillance Actuary in the Space/Time Accession Bureau. At this point President Mazwen the Last is in office.
(while the Doc is at the Academy)
Lord Cardinal Lenadi is head (Cardinal Prime?) of the Prydon Chapter.
Cardinal Brabbejaggl taught the Doctor that magic doesn’t
? (while at the Academy)
The Doctor studies Recreational Mathematics. He comes first in his class in logarithms.
(while at the Academy)
The Doctor studies Rassilon's Guide to the Multiverse: Volume 3.
?? The Doctor has dreams about standing at a lectern lecturing in a class and discovering that he is naked. Because it is very rare for Time Lords to dream, he assumes that he is the only one who has these dreams. The Doctor believes that dreams are whole reason for taking time to sleep and suspects that dreams are all rehearsals for future realities.
?? Unlike most Gallifreyans the Doctor does learn how to read Old High Gallifreyan.
?? The Doctor proposes using Telepathic Circuits to create a Voice Integrator. Such a device would be able to translate all vocal languages.
? The Doctor becomes a member of the Prydonian Chapter Debating Forum.
(before beign disinherited)
The Doctor deliberately fails the Prydon Chapter Certificates in Officiating and Legislating. This could prevent him from ever becoming a Time Lord.
19? (he's a few semesters ahead of the Doctor)
Vansell is recruited by the CIA before going to the Academy. The CIA has him watch d3sigma x2 (aka the Doctor).
(several years after the Doc's proposal / before the Doctor Graduates /
probably a long time before he completes his Languages classes)
A Time Lord named Therde invents a functioning Voice Integrator which can translate any language. All TARDISes are given translation circuits.
(Before the "Divided Loyalties" flashback / while attending the Prydonian Academy)
The Doctor is given the nickname: "Theta Sigma" based on a form of Time Lord coding that identifies him uniquely and relates to the location his mind will occupy in the Matrix. The Doctor doesn’t believe that the Matrix is alive, and sees the stored minds as mere echoes. It is possible that (like Omega) these are the letter grades he received for some research paper The name is probably bestowed upon him when he takes his Prydonian Vows. Theta Sigma doesn't like this nickname. Despite this the Doctor will continue to be known as Theta Sigma in official Time Lord paper work.
The "first" Doctor and Doctor's signature over the Prydonian Seal
(12 years after being enrolled in the Prydon
The Doctor takes his Prydonian Oath and graduates from the Prydon University (Academy).
?? Space travel is considered a game for children on Gallifrey.20? (shortly before attending Borusa's class)
(before the Divided Loyalty flashbacks)
The Doctor meets Vansell at the Time Academy.
350 (when the Doc is about 350 / before Divided Loyalites)
The Doctor meets Vansell at the Time Academy.
The Doctor's Type 40 and the Master's Type 45 TARDIS?? (while the Doctor and Master are at the Academy / the Ships first day at the TARDIS Academy )
(shortly after meeting Rummas for the first time / probably in his 2nd year at the Academy)
Prydonian Cardinal Borusa becomes the Doctor and Rummas' tutor.
?? (before The Sensorites)
Borusa teaches the Doctor telepathy. The Doctor learns enough about telepathy (probably from Borusa) that he can sometimes read human minds. The Doctor claimes that artron energy is silly and beleives his instructor was the only one who truely understood artron energy. The Doctor lacks discipline and focus and only scores a 42% in Telepathy. Despite this, he achieves a grand master standing in telepathic combat (probably from mindbending matches)
?? The Master has highly developed powers of Extra Sensory Perception. The Master (and presumably all Gallifreyans) learn Gallifreyan telegnostic disciplines for clearing the mind.
(while at the Academy)
Koschei (the Master) hypnotizes people for fun and teaches the Doctor how to hypnotize people. Koschei is known as something of a bully and nick-named 'the Master' by many of the other students.
? The Hermit and the Doctor go on a mountainering hike. They have to cross a flooded river and the Doctor must leave all of his survival equipment behind. He is afraid, but he does it. On the other side he finds the Hermits garden and residence.
(before Terror of the Zygons)
A "Tibetan Monk" teaches the Doctor how to put other people into a trance that vastly lowers need for oxygen. If they are woken incorrectly the spell can be fatel.
?? (while on Gallifrey)
The Doctor does learn how to draw, but has an intense dislike for Gallifrey’s computer drawn paintings, especially the paintings of Gallifreyan Subjunctivists. To the dismay of his Art Teacher he has talent with making sculptures and it upset his art teacher greatly. Despite being commended for Landscape Gardening, he only scores an 11% in Art and Architecture.
Aldridge was exiled from Gallifrey / after titles became popular)
The Time Lord known as the Interior Designer suggests that the Time Lords be known as the Temperors (a combination of Emperors and Temporal). The idea is reguared as rediclulous and the Interior Designer gains the nickname Bad Temporer for the rest of his life.
(probably at the Time Academy, as Galah becomes a Time Lady and she might be Patrexes)
The Doctor meets Galah at the Academy, but they remain acquaintances. She will become a sculptor after she graduates.
41?~ (20 years before Savar's mission)
A friend of Savar's dies in a boat during a storm.
?? (When he was a boy)
The Doctor spent a lot of time staring at the sea. At that point he believed the souls of the dead ended up in the sea and that you could hear them whispering.
?? (while at the
The Doctor earns his Gallifrey Lifesaver's Certificate (which involves learning to swim).
45 (when he's 45 years old)
The Doctor leaves primary school.
?? (the Perigosto Stick
game is possibly taught right after acquiring the symbiotic nucleii / probably before the Doctor turns 90 / probably after he startes attending Borusa's classes)
The Doctor and Ruath electrify Borusa's Perigosto stick. Most Perigosto Sticks are thin silver or platinum probe with a tiny sphere 4 dimensional sphere (or cube) on top. The Perigosto Stick Game is played by keeping the sphere or cube in motion, without letting it fall back into normal space.
?? (while at
Despite their friendship the Doctor dislikes Koschei's untrustworthiness. The Doctor argues with the Master for not keeping his word. The Master scoffs that such honesty is unrealistic.
?? Borusa trains the Doctor in Gallifreyan Law. He does very well in Borusa's class, scoring a 66% in Law. Despite claiming that Gallifreyan law is only worth teaching to time tots, he is still instilled with a deep ideal of service to the Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Borusa beleives that one can only find truth in mathematics. The Doctor will later be very surprised to learn that Borusa respected him and expected him to do well.60~ (at around 60 years old)
(900 year before Time's
The Doctor gets his first 'job'.
?? (within 10,000 years of the Morbius Crisis)
The Arcalian Benncuiq IV documents the events of the Minyos incident in Our Darkest Hour?
?? The Doctor loves History classes. But he fails to grasp the official version of the history of the Dark Times. He also questions the predestination truth that states that interference in the events of the cosmos is a waste of time. In the end he only scores a 49% in History Cardinal Brabbajaggl probably taught the Doctor History. The Doctor's instructor tells him that it is dangerous to ignore history.
?? (when the Doctor was a young man)
The Doctor reads about how all life on Gallifrey was nearly destroyed by the Spore over 1000 years before he was born.
(probably when the Doctor was young and living on Gallifrey)
The historian Hedin becomes a friend of the Doctor's and might have shared in several of his adventures. Hedin is a traditionalist who prefers the old ways. Secretly, Hedin was a member of the Adherents of Ohm and worshiped Omega. Hedin has a son (also named Hedin) who is a historian.
(while the Doctor is still on
Most of the Time Lords the Doctor knows idolize Omega.
?? (while the Doctor is a student)
The Doctor loses a game chess to an Arcalian named Savar. This is the first time he's ever lost at chess. Savar, a contemporary of the Doctor, and a friend of the Doctor's Father, begins working on a plan to rescue Omega.
?? "They" (presumably his teachers) tell then Doctor that he has a sophisticated prose style.
?? The Doctor dislikes studying for school. Much to the dismay of his Cousins the Doctor scored a low double gamma in Time Lord Philosophy, and does poorly in Physical Inactivity (70%), Temporal Mechanics, Infinite-Regression Mathematics (84%), Quantum Physics, 4-Dimensional Tachyon Studies, and History. He has only vague knowledge on the creation of TARDISes. The Doctor fails Basic Chronic Navigation, and Practical Theology. He had to take his Temporal Theory exam three times, and flunked Discontinuity Physics three times before barely passing. For what it's worth he believes he's no good at solving the 4th Dimension, HTML markup, microwave technology, and dentistry. The Doctor is awarded a certificate of Dimensional Engineering, but scrapes through most of the other classes. The Doctor's parents are quite disappointed in his low scores. The thing most of teachers will remember about the Doctor is that he is always late (an almost inconceivable event in Time Lord culture). By human standards, the Doctor is an expert in electronics, mathematics, astrophysics, robotics, general chemistry, and Macro-Cosmology.
years before being rescued / ~1251 AD??)
With the support of Lady Zurvana, the Time Lord Chancellor (probably Umbast) who is to become The President, the historian Hedin (son of Hedin), and, Ulysses, (the Doctor's father) Savar's plan is put into action. Saver enters a black hole, faces Omega, and flees. The event drives him mad. Savar is trapped in his TARDIS's escape unit. He is found by the I. The I strip his escaped unit, steal a Mark IV Mind Probe, and take Savar's eyes.
?? (when the Doctor is a lad)
The Doctor meets the elderly archivist Chronotis (aka Salyavin) who works in the Panoptican Archives. They become friends. Salyavin might have had a hand in wiping the memories of the Doctor's parents from the House of Lungbarrow and the other Gallifreyans.
?? Ulysses receives a tattoo on his arm (possibly a Time Lord criminal biodata marker). He later removes it leaving a scar.
(After the Doctor loses to
chess with Savar / after the
Doctor begins to do poorly in most of his classes)
Ulysses has the Doctor's grandfather (probably Quences) look after the Doctor. Ulyssess returns to Earth to enlist in Operation Black Cross (a Hitler assassination team). He now goes by the name John Smith and appeares to be 25 years old in human terms at this time. The Operation is a failure because the Master betrayed Smith to the Germans, and Smith was captured by the Germans and held in Dachau. Ulysses's TARDIS leaves London (March 6, 1944) and returns to Gallifrey without Smith. Without a TARDIS John Smith (Ulysses) isn't technically a Time Lord. For violating the First Law of Time all mention of the Doctor is erased from Gallifreyan History.
?? The House of Lungbarrow might have banned all mention of the Doctor and his father's name because they consorted with aliens.
? (While quite young / well
before the Divided Loyalties flashback / probably decades before The
Alchemists / before leaving Gallifrey to experience the
The Doctor becomes obsessed with Sol III (The Earth). The Doctor access records about Earth History. He likes the 20th century and one of his favorite years is 1911 AD. He realizes that the personalities of some humans are even more eccentric then he is. He see's the Earth as a source of challenges and rewarding experiances.
?? (while the Corsair is in a male incarnation)
On one of his many visits to Earth, the Corsair pretended to be an Assyrian God for about a week, then he stole their sacred cat.
then 200 years Before Divided
The Patrexian Drall takes over as the 402nd President of Gallifrey. Rannex is Castellan.
(after Savar's Omega mission)
The Patrexian Delox becomes Chancellor. He also teaches philosophy at the Academies.
(When the Doctor is a 'boy' / Romana got her first skimmer at age 70)
The Doctor enjoys flying skimmers.
(before Divided Loyalties)
Drax builds himself a Skimmer.
(before the Doc was cast out of Lungbarrow)
The Patrexian, Gandarotethetledrax was loomed. His “father” is very anti-CIA and is a friend of the Doctor. (almost certainly Drax.)
?? The Doctor plays the Gallifreyan Labyrinth Game which (at this point) can be found on every street corner and in the Panopticon.
years before TID / hundreds of
years before Seeing Eye / ~1297 AD??)
After 10 years of drifting Savar is rescued.
(probably less then 80 years after the Doctor's Birth assuming a normal
Penelope is lost. The Doctor seems to beleive she died on Earth in the 1940s. However his mother is alive and this woman will be living on Gallifrey at the end of the Last Great Time War.
John Smith (Ulysses) is freed from the German prison camp in Dachau but is still stranded on Earth.
(before Divided Loyalites)
Vansell, Ushas, and Rallon acheive the rank of Junior Time Lords
(possibly over 60 years
after he started attending the Time Academy)
The Doctor begins to grasp the basics of temporal theory.
90?? John Smith (Ulysses) acquires a Doctorate and publishes lots of scientific papers at Princeton, Chicago, Brown University, Duke, and UC Berkeley.
he’s 90 years old / when he’s just a kid)
The Doctor visits the Medusa Cascade – the center of a rift in time and space.
(early 90s / after
aquiring a Symbiotic Nuclie?)
Theta Sigma (the Doctor) finally publicly admits he still likes playing with his perigosto stick.
? Anzor dominates the lives of all the students. He is a school bully, the spoiled son of a Councilor. He enjoys inflicting pain with the galvanizer he carries. He forces Theta Sigma (the Doctor) to do his navigational homework and teases him about his perigosto stick which is made of rotten fruit instead of pure platinum.
Ushas (the Rani) sends Theta Sigma (the Doctor) a raucous invitation to her 94th Nameday.
?? Prefector Zorac dubs Vansell Nosebung or Toast Rack.
100~ The Doctor describes himself as being a lad.
100?? John Smith (Ulysses) meets Anne Baker. She was born about 1940 AD. She is a Professor at Berkeley and is nicknamed Q-Star by John Smith.
John Smith (Ulysses) publishes his last paper from Berkeley.
100??~ John Smith (Ulysses) marries Anne Baker, and they live in Sausalito. John Smith begins writing The Traveler sci-fi novel series.
John Smith (Ulysses) and Anne Baker have a daughter, who is half human on her mother's side. They might also have had a son who becomes a dangerous renegade.
110 ~ (over a 1000 years
before The Shadows of Avalon)
Cavis and Gandar decide that the Doctor would make a worthy opponent.
112?? (1982 AD)
John Smith (Ulysses) was known as a radical and had the nickname Doctor Doom. Anne Baker serves as his research assistant when he builds an A-bomb. The panic caused by this gets John Smith fired. The Doctor's grandfather discovers that John Smith is stranded on Earth near San Francisco.
(900 years before the Time Lords begin mobilizing)
At this point the idea of using a weapon that could destroy an entire culture is unthinkable by the Time Lords.
?? Anne Baker becomes a Professor and Chairman of the Physics Department at Berkeley.120?? (1991 AD)
120 The Doctor finally stops misbehaving and causing problems. (He's been doing this since he was a teenager.) Despite this, he receives only a 70% in Conduct when he graduates.
?? (while at the Academy / long after the Voice Integrator is invented)
The Doctor is remarkably good in Languages class, and eventually learns 5,000,000,000 languages, including Old High Gallifreyan. He scores an 89%
(while in his youth)
At this point the Doctor believes himself to be quite handsome. He also beleives that he is well respected for his sartorial elegance. He has the idea that he should wear a very "loud" outfit so that people will recognize and remember him when the meet him on multiple occasions. He won't actually try this idea until his 6th incarnation. 29.67% of the people that will meet the Doctor will describe him as smug at least once.
?? The Doctor claims he acheived an O-level in starship weaponry from a Gallifrey comprehensive.
(while at the Time Lord University)
After 8 years of studying how to superimpose an array of 208 different 43 dimensional supersolids, the Doctor receives a Higher-Dimensional Physics degree.
? (while at the Academy)
The Doctor's specialty is thermodynamics and he scores a 97% in the subject.
?? The Doctor scores very well in Cardinal Borusa's classes and in medical sciences (but decides not to get a degree). The Master is significantly better at biodata manipulation then the Doctor.
?? Archimedes the 17th is a Time Lord who taught the Rani about micro-chips. Archimedes was known for always designing a self-destruct into his chips. When triggered it would cause the device to age to dust.
(while at the Academy)
Koschei (the Master) always wants to prove himself to be the best, but the Doctor always comes out one step ahead. The Doctor is indifferent to the praise that Koschei so desperately wants. Privetly, the Doctor considers the Master to be a much better TARDIS mechanic then himself. The Master finally receives a higher class rating in Cosmic Science than the Doctor. Indeed its one of the highest degrees ever. The Master passed temporal engineering with the highest commendation that the Time Academy has ever issued. The Master was considered to be a meticulous logician and becomes one of the faculty's favored pupils. Despite this Koschei always feels inferior to the Doctor. He keeps his feelings secret. The Master will later say that envy is the beginning of all true greatness. The Master considered the Doctor to be a bookworm who dared to dream of life beyond Gallifrey.
? (during the Renegade Generation)
Lots of students at the Time Academy join or create secret societies and clubs, with the goal of breaking Gallifreyan culture out of its stagnation. Each of these groups have a different plan for how to accomplish this, but most of these groups fell apart after graduation. One of these is the Deca, another is the Intervenstionists.
top ten students at the Academy
form the Deca. They plan to break Gallifrey out of its stagnation. The Deca consists of Rallon, Koschei, Drax,
Mortimus, Magnus, Ushas, Jelpax, Vansell, Millennia, and Theta Sigma
(the Doctor). Magnus is the
leader of the club. Vansell,
Ushas and Rallon have already regenerated at
least once. The freshmen students hate the Deca. The Deca's
contemporaries view them with envy. Drax and Jelpax
live at their Houses which
are near the Capitol.
Koschei (The Master), Drax, Mortimus (The Monk), Magnus (The War Chief), Ushas (The Rani), Vansell, The Doctor
Seven members of the Deca.
John Smith (Ulysses) creates a new identity, that of Daniel Joyce. He is a Professor at the Berkeley Physics department. Joyce works for the Advanced Research Project with Mr. Saldaamir. It provides grants to the Society. He begins the Advanced Research Project experiments. Larna is his assistant. The Project might involve the next Universe.
?? The Doctor and the Master might have formed a band called the Gallifrey Academy Hot Five. If so then the Doctor played lead perigosto stick and the Master played drums. The academy faculty eventually closed the band down.
(about 50 years after turning 92)
The students at the Academy finally quit teasing the Doctor about his Perigosto stick.
(approximately 200 years before Venusian Lullaby / 3.5 billion BC)
The Doctor meets Mrak-ecado on Venus. The venusian lullabies the Doctor often sings are actually very offensive and vulgar.
150 (almost a century before graduating from the Time Academy)
The Doctor begins his cybernetics classes. He eventually scores a 47% in Cybernetics.
?? (before the War Lord Aliens were expelled / before Divided Loyalties)
The War Lord Aliens and the Gresaurus are among the off-worlders who are allowed to attend the Academy.
Given the name and their treatment by the Time Lords in War Games it is possible that the War Lord Aliens are also higher evolutionaries like the Time Lords.
?? (probably when aliens were alowed to attend the Academy)
Aldridge was a Xing surgeon who worked on Gallifrey for a time. The surgeons of the Xing Monastery are legendary for their, speed, accuracy, and painless surgeries. The Doctor was aided by Aldridge several times, but always for a price.
?? The Doctor's two headed Godmother with a strong oder (Satthralope?). This Godmother gives him a Species Matcher Visual Recognition Device as a gift. The Doctor won't use this device until "Vincent and the Doctor." If the mirror can be placed in line of sight of an species the device will identify the species and its time and place of origin. The Doctor thought it was useless – but will still take it with him when he steals the TARDIS.
199.0 (year before
Divided Loyalites / a
year before is an adult
/ before the Doc has a
TARDIS / day 162: Otherstide)
The Doctor returns to the House of Lungbarrow for Otherstide. Quences offers the Doctor the chance to become a Cardinal, but he refuses. The Doctor isn't interested; he wants to get his doctorate in thermodynamics. Despite the fact that doctors are greatly honored in Gallifreyan society, Satthralope thinks he's a disappointment to the House of Lungbarrow and forces Quences to disinherit and banish the Doctor. This is probably when the Doctor loses his name, and why the Doctor considers his true name to be a very difficult question.
199.0? (possibly when he visits the Medusa Cascade at age 90 / 900 years before Spore / the Master was probably there to witness this / while he was attending the Academy / probably when he is disinherited)
The Doctor loses the name δ³Σx². Finding it very hard to act rationally where family is concerned, δ³Σx² will hide the name that his family had given him in dispair. The Doctor's name is hidden inside the stars of the Cascade of Medusa (the center of a rift in time and space) where it burns. The Doctor single handedly seals the rift in the Medusa Cascade. This greatly impresses the Master and the Doctor's teacher in Practical Temporal Technology. The Doctor will spend his whole life running from his true identity. Later, after he becomes a renegade, he will believe that there was only one situation that would make him reveal it. But by the time of "Girl in the Fireplace" he will have forgotten what his orginal name was.
Vansell, Ushas, and Rallon are granted the title of Junior Time Lords and given symbiotic nuclie. They are now in their final semesters at the Academy. Jelpax works in Azmael's Library. Vansell has learned how to hack into Co-ordinator Azmeal's systems. By this point Azmael and the Doctor might have become more then friends.
?? Some of the Doctor's friends learn Internal Chronometry which allows them to know the exact time down to the nano-second.
(before Divided Loyalties / ~1324 AD??)
The War Lord Aliens are among the off worlders who are allowed to attend the Academy. They attempt to access the secrets of time travel and are banished from Gallifrey. The Gresaurus remain at the Academy.
199 At this point in Gallifreyan history the general population (including Junior Time Lords) are completely unaware that some Time Lords conduct long term research missions by actually visiting other worlds.
199.7 (several months before Divided Loyalties / day
Millennia, and Rallon begin a relationship. They are probably planning to have a wedding.
(right before Divided Loyalites)
Despite the fact that the Type 40 has already been released, the Time Lords are currently testing some refurbish Mark I, II, and III Type 30 TT Capsules. The most favored model of capsule at this time is the refurbished Type 35 Mark IIIs.
200~ (right before
By this point Koschei, Drax, Mortimus, Magnus, Jelpax, Millennia, and Theta Sigma (the Doctor) have 2 more semesters before they gain the rank of Junior Time Lords.
199.99 (a few days before
Loyalties / less then 200 years
after Drall becomes
The Great Citadel Mouse Hunt: In an unauthorized experiment, Ushas (the Rani) develops a way of making lifeforms grow from an embryo to maturity in a matter of minutes. An unexpected side effect was that the creatures grew much larger then normal. This might have been done using fluon radiaton to expand the conciousnes of the mice. Some of these genetically engineered mice escape and attack the High Council. They kill President Drall's CAT (Calculating Animal with a Tail), and wound the President to such a degree that he must regenerate. He is the last President to have a Presidential CAT. It takes a week for the Chancellery Guard to kill all of the escaped mice. The Doctor is probably involved in this incident and he has serious complaints about the morality of her work. The fallout from this scandel will eventually lead to the Rani's exile.
Divided Loyalties: Quences tries to get the Doctor to return home for his Nameday by sending Badger to fetch him. The Doctor refuses to go.
"Your destiny is yours, my boy. External forces can shape it, maybe even direct and influence it, but your destiny
lies within you and is determined by what you do with the events you are faced with."
162: Otherstide / the Doctor has been in
the Academy for decades / the year he
becomes an adult / 2 semesters before he was supposed to become a
Junior Time Lord / 1325 AD?)
Divided Loyalties: The Doctor receives his Majority and is now considered to be an adult. The Academy threatens to expel the Doctor if he doesn't obey his family and return to his House. The Doctor returns to Mount Lung. Suffering from his darkest day to date the Doctor meets with the Hermit who lives halfway up the mountain. The Hermit shows him the wonder of life (daisies to be precise). The Doctor gets a white, yellow and green daisy.
200 (The Doctor's 200th birthday)
The Doctor has a major rethink on the direction his life is going.
200 Divided Loyalties: The Doctor and the Master illegally wire themselves into the Matrix and copy secret Time Lord files (that are provided by the CIA for them to steal). The Doctor, Rallon, and Millennia steal a Type 18 TTC (with Magnus's help), and find the Toymaker. Only the Doctor returns to Gallifrey. This is the last time the Doctor talks about breaching the Time Spiral untill Well Mannered War. Despite this, the Guardians (and other Great Old Ones) will continue the haunt the Doctor throughout the rest of his lives because of the attention he drew to himself here. Drax and Mortimus go into hidding. Magnus works with a Gallifreyan scientific research department for the rest of his time at the Academy. The Doctor is put on trial for the death of Rallon and Millennia. Borusa is held partially responsible for his crimes. Azmael, Magnus, Jelpax, and Vansell attend the Doctor's scentencing. Rallon and Millennia’s records are erased from Gallifreyan History. The Doctor is expelled because of the scandal. He is sentenced to 500 years of service in the records area and traffic control. If the Doctor can obtain his doctorate in his spare time, then he can reapply to the Academy. The House of Lungbarrow would be quite happy if all of the Doctor's deeds were erased from history.
(600 years before Neverland )
In an alternate timeline the Doctor's being thrown out of the academy occured when he was just over 350.
? When the Doctor reacts instinctively
he tends to take the moral or ethical path. But when he thinks
about his actions he sometimes chooses to be less ethical (though this
varies from incarnation to incarnation). The Doctor believes in the importance of hope, and probably feels that instinct is more important than responsibility, duty, and detachment. Despite this, he views doubt as the engine that
drives his mind. The more often the risks he takes fail to pay off the more he is drawn under the control of the dark side of his mind. He
has subconcious thoughts
that he is not proud of, including doubts about how he has spent his
life, the way he has treated other beings, guilt, arrogance,
selfishness, and lust. These make up his Dark Design
(the dark side of his mind). His sense of self-loathing is such
that he is confident that he hates himself more then anyone else in the
Universe hates him. This probably stems from his giving the Master over to Death. The Doctor's greatest fear is that he
will lose his sanity (something that almost always happens to inventive
Time Lords). The Doctor considers himself to have an obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to investigating mysteries and beleives one should alway search for truth. The
Doctor does not approve of fiction and fantasy. He believes that truth
of the past has more then sufficient stories for anyone. His (sometimes selfish) greed for
his greatest personal demon and weakness (though it will take him some centuries to realize this).
200~ (about 900 years before
The Doctor realizes that all life relies on the death of others in one way or another. He concludes that everyone must make the best of the present moment, and continues to believe in hope. The Doctor starts deliberetly risking his life for others. He does this in part because of the guilt he feels about killing Torvic, but he is also being driven by his own dark design (the dark side of his mind) to seek danger and risk. The fact that he prefers feeling pain to numbness, might play into this as well. The Doctor dislikes weapons but admits they are useful sometimes. The Doctor doesn't seem to reguard lifeforms with no individuality as being worth as much as other sentient life. When confronted by something terrifying or dangerous the Doctor tries to imagine they are phantasms or dreams rather then real life. This helps keep him from panicking. For this reason, the Doctor is very good at handling multiple crisis but lacks the strength to deal with day to day problems. After becoming a renegade, he will deliberately avoids facing those sorts of problems (like, jobs, family, etc…) by never sticking around after solving a major problem.
200?? (during his Gap Century / possibly between being thrown out of the Academy and re-applying)
As part of his scentence of servering in the records area and traffic control, the Doctor works as a courier at the vast Desiree Spaceport. He is eventually fired for continualy getting lost.
201? (2 semesters after the Divided Loyalty flashback)
Drax, and Mortimus (the Monk) eventually emerge from hiding and return to the Academy. Koschei, Drax, Mortimus, Magnus, an Jelpax receive their symbiotic nucleii and gains the rank of Junior Grade Time Lord.
(900 years before the War / 1332 AD?)
The House of Dvora begins subtly preventing various lesser species from obtaining time travel. This ranges from nosy observation to quietly erasing the inventors from history.
(while at the Academy)
After learning that Gallifreyan religious beliefs are no more valid then the mythology of any other world, Mortimus (the Monk) becomes interested in politics and tries to create a purpose out of nothing. He believes that the destruction of the Minyans was a fluke that has kept the Time Lords from helping other civilizations.
?? (at the end of his time at the Academy)
Mortimus (the Monk) drops out of the Academy and becomes an initiate at a college of scholars in the Capitol who specialize in keeping secrets.
(centuries after the creation of
the Consolidator / when the Doctor and the Master were graduates /
before they became Time Lords)
After centuries of debate on what to do with the cargo of the Consolidator it was decided that the station should be sent through a time rift into Gallifrey’s distant future so that future generations of Time Lords to decide its fate. But not even the most senior Time Lords could generate a time rift large enough to hold the Consolidator. Eventually the Doctor and Master, two of the Academy’s most promising graduates, were asked to find a solution. After a great deal of work the Doctor pronounced the problem insolvable, but the Master had a sudden flash of insight that allowed him to see the true nature of time in a way that his peers had never conceived of. He realizes that the collapse of a super massive star would create the necessary charge, angular momentum, and Hawking temperature to forge a stable time corridor. The Master offered the Doctor the chance to share credit for his discovery the Doctor refused, believing that the Time Lords were behaving irresponsibly by pawning the Consolidator off on future generations. The High Council approved the Master’s plan and awarded him the highest academic merit. The High Council saw the Doctor as a disappointment and this created a sense of inadequacy that nag at the Doctor until his third incarnation and beyond.
?? (before The Aztecs / after being expelled / before the class of 92 graduation)
The Doctor becomes an engineer. After studying in his spare time, the Doctor obtains an honorary Doctorate, specializing in Thermodynamics. He probaly re-enrolls in the Time Academy for a second time, claiming that he was a late developer.
Divides Loyalties / possibly before the Doctor starts playing the Perigosto
The Doctor receives his symbiotic nucleii and gains the rank of Junior Grade Time Lord. The symbiotic nucleii he receives will wire him into the Vortex and, unknown to himself and most of the Time Lords, allow his subconcious to bend the timelines of others. On an unconcious level he affects everyone around him. In addition to the nucleii, the Doctor has things in his biodata that no other Time Lord has. He is a living equation, a function of the Universe.
(probably shortly before graduating)
The Doctor serves as a Technician. He has partial access to the Matrix. The Doctor doesn’t believe that the Matrix is alive, and sees the stored minds as mere echoes. He consider's Gallifrey's reliance on the predictions of the Matrix to be a an unhealthy form of ancestor whorship.
?? (before Venusian Lullaby)
The Doctor acquires a sonic screwdriver.
? The Doctor becomes good friends with Technician Damon (an Arcalian).
(when he was a young Time Lord)
The Doctor spends time mapping chromosomal origins.
(515.8 years before Deadly Assassin / Matrix Date
5725.3 Matrix Date / ~900 years before
the War / probably while Aliens were allowed to attend the Time Academy)
Morbius secretely beings forming the Cult of Morbius. Morbius recruits lesser species into House Dvora, which was Gallifrey’s first real contact with lesser species in over 10,000 years. The new “cousins” formed the Cult of Morbius and worshiped him as a god. This cult was drawn from students at the Time Academy and was dedicated to re-shaping Time Lord society. The Gresaurus (who were attending the Academy) might have been among them. Morbius recuits millions of non-Gallifreyan Gaztak space pirates and mercenaries. He promises his mecenary followers eternal life. He tries to create an army to conquer the Universe. The Time Lords in the Cult of Morbius went on to become a major power block in the High Council.
(a long time before Doc steals
The Doctor visits outer Gallifrey for the last time.
?? The Doctor receives a 43% on Practical Temporal Technology, and a 39% on Temporal Theory. He gets a 2% in Quasitronic Temporal Technology.
?? Drax is forced to resign from the Academy because of his failures in temporal theory.236 (Date Index 3094692)
?? (while at the
Romana will later claim that the Doctor never received any certificates. But by the end of his time at the Academy he had been awarded a certificate of Dimensional Engineering, a Certificate in Time Flow Mechanics, and a Gallifrey Lifesaver's Certificate.
The Doctor and the Master
The Type 40 TARDIS that chose the Doctor
years before the Pirate Planet)
Since the Doctor doesn't have his own of the TARDIS he is not a full Time Lord but only an Apprentice Time Lord. A TARDIS is designed for a crew of 6. The Doctor serves as one of 5 Apprentice Time Lords aboard another Senior Time Lord's TARDIS. This TARDIS is the Type 40 TARDIS that picked the Doctor on the first day at the Academy. The first thing the Doctor says when he sees the TARDIS is “You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever known.” She forms a temporary symbiotic bonds with the Doctor and the other apprentices. To the Doctor, being inside the TARDIS feels like being hugged by his mother. It is quite possible that the Senior Time Lord in question was the Doctor's favorite teacher, Azmael. If Azmael was the one who introduced the Doctor to all of time and space it could explain why they are such close friends. The Doctor will see Azmael as one of his few confidants. They might have eventually become more then friends. The Doctor will spend decades serving on board this TARDIS as an apprentice observer. Because the Doctor is now leaving Gallifrey, this is when information about him starts becoming availible to the rest of the Spiral Politic. The Doctor's TARDIS's priority deactivation code is Theta-Sigma-74384338. Because the Type 40 TARDIS belonged to the Doctor's step-uncle, Marnal, the TARDIS is considered a Lungbarrow family heirloom.
(probably when the Doctor first linked with the TARDIS)
The TARDIS occasionally leaves the Doctor "welcome aboard" gifts.
236 (when the Doctor is 236)
The Order of the Silence will find it very difficult to get complete data on the first 236 years of the Doctor’s life. This is due to Gallifrey being timelocked. But after the Doctor starts serving on a TARDIS and leaving Gallifrey information about him is easier to find.
240~? (not long after graduation)
Mortimus (the Monk) is assigned to an athropological field research group. The group studies Sol III (the Earth).
?? (while doing field work)
Mortimus (the Monk) regenerates for the first time.
(sometime after the Master’s plan
is approved / a good amount of time before the Doctor and Master left
The Time Lords locate the right type of super massive star that is on the verge of collapse into a black hole. But the collapse wasn’t perfectly balanced, leading to the apparent destruction of the Consolidator. The Master and the Doctor both witness this destruction. This failure was a massive embarrassment for the Time Lords as they had violated Article 7 and committed genocide several times over. These events are considered to be one of the most infamous incidents in Gallifreyan History. The existence of the Consolidator and its fate was covered up as best as possible and most references to the event were stricken from official records. Because of this the Master suffered little fallout for the failure of his plan. In truth the Master’s calculations had been largely correct but the Consolidator was sent millions of years into the future instead of mere centuries as planned. This scandal might have led to Morbius being elected.
(500 years before The Android Invasion)
The Type 40 TARDIS last receives its 500 year service.
250~? (centuries before Indestructible Man)
The TARDIS voice-interaction circuits of the Doctor's Type 40 TARDIS break.
Mount Plutarch and the Master's TARDIS
?? Koschie (the Master) travels to Mt Plutarch to meet the Kingmaker. He is granted a TARDIS. The Type 45 (Mark II) TARDIS, named Lolita, forms symbiotic bonds with the Master.
(While at the Academy / while
they have access to a TARDIS)
The Master has always been obsessed with the Necronomicon. The Master tells the Doctor about the mysterious Great Old One Valdemar. The two of them breach the back time field buffers and travel into Gallifrey's past to learn the secrets of the Old Ones. They find nothing but warnings of Valdemar's power.
(200 years before Dark Path / While they
The Doctor and the Koschei go their seperete ways after the Master fails to keep his word. This is the last time the Doctor sees Koschei (the Master) until The Dark Path.
?? (after graduation / probably after being granted a TARDIS)
Koschei (the Master) undertakes field studies of historical interplay and temporal structure. He believes the Blinovitch Limitation Effect is nothing but a children’s story used by the High Council to keep people from breaking the Laws of Time. The Master has nearly unparalleled understanding of temporal engineering and an understanding of temporal physics is equal or greater than the Doctor’s.
(When the Doctor is 251 years old / before the Doctor left Gallifrey)
The High Council learns that Azmael used to work with Rassilon. In fear of this, the President has him removed from his job as Co-ordinator of the Matrix. Because he was tired of the persecution from the High Council of Gallifrey, Azmael leaves Gallifrey by stowing away on a TARDIS that was conducting field research on Vitrol Minor. Azmael settles on Vitrol Minor. The High Council declares him to be the first Renegade Time Lord. By this point Azmeal and the Doctor might have become more then friends. When the Doctor learns that the Hermit Azmael has left Gallifrey, he feels as if his father has died.
251? (probably after Azmael leaves Gallifrey)
The Old Matrix Coordinator (from the novelization of Colony in Space) becomes Co-ordinator of the Matrix. This coordinator was probably named Zon, given that Zon had spent thousands of years serving as coordinator sometime before Engin took over. Zon is very proud of the Time Lords and the Matrix. Given that he has held the Key of Rassilon for thousands of years he is very likely the Coordinator of the Matrix who preceeded Engin. He has only regenerated once by the time of Trial of a Time Lord.
(500 years before he gets K-9)
The Doctor claimed he didn't need anyone like K-9 (his second best fried) after this point. This could be the last time he receives aid from Badger or when Anzor is no longer a threat.
(~900 years before
the War / the Morbius Crisis)
President Elect Morbius wants the Time Lords to interfere with the lesser species by reforming the Spiral Politic. He hopes that this will restore the spirit of the Time Lords and make them a universe spanning power. He advocates repealing the Laws of Time and the recreating of History to suit the House of Dvora. Morbius was one of the Doctor’s heroes.
?? The Arcalian Arkendolirunahain (Arkendo) becomes a Cardinal on the Supreme Council. He is one of the youngest Time Lords to serve on the Supreme Council. He is one of the first members of the Council to speak out for the cause of Intervension.
255 Jonuratanandrusa (Joe) is loomed. He will become a Prydonian. The Master will eventually become his mentor at the Academy and Joe will eventually become a field agent for the CIA.259 (centuries before Invasion of Time / 23 years after the Doctor Graduates / sometime after the Doctor's birth / before they are all deregistered)
A race of time-sensitive aliens known as the Legions are convicted by the CIA for using their abilities to undermine galactic business. As Agent Provocateur for the High Council, Mortimus (the Monk) helps establish temporal inhibitors around the Legions' home planet. The sentence is to last for 150,000 years.
?? Mortimus (the Monk) encounters the Celestial Toymaker, but is released.
(While doing field work)
Mortimus (the Monk) regenerates for the second time.
before Morbius was Exiled /
10-20 years before the final battle on Karn)
A Witch-Queen of the Pythia and a Sister of the Flame named Lady Peinforte becomes a renegade and attends Morbius' rallies. She share's his though they argue a lot. She becomes Morbius' mistress and lover. Morbius and Peinforte secretly have two children known as the Children of Contempt. Their son became known as Cardinal Grandier on Gallifrey, and Leofric DeSable elsewhere in the cosmos. His chosen title was the Chaplin of Spite. Their daughter was known as Madame Clacice Beauvier.
the time that
the Order of the Weal is created)
There are rumors that the Interventionists might have altered Gallifrey’s mythology using the Eye of Harmony.
(probably after the loss of the Consolidator)
The Time Lords imprison the Crustacoids in a house on 20th century Earth when they threaten to take over the Universe. The Doctor helps program the security robots that keep them imprisoned. It's possible that he doesn't actually visits Earth at this point.
?? (before stealing the Type 40, during the Doctor's youth)
The Doctor is granted a Type 50 TARDIS and becomes a Senior Time Lord. The symbiotic link that this TARDIS shares with the Doctor is much stronger then the Doctor realizes.
(525 years before Well Mannered War / while in his first incarnation /
before acheiving high
office / before leaving Gallifrey)
The Doctor gets into the "business" of saving the universe. The Doctor was instilled with the "Gallifreyan work ethic" of service and this will be a motivator for the rest of his lives. This decision might have been inspired by regret over giving Koschei to Death. The Doctor decides to live his life by Omega's values, which include using time travel to make the universe a better place. The Doctor speaks out, and claims that the Time Lords should use their great powers to help the lesser races. He quotes the ancient children's lesson "There are some corners of the Universe which have bred the most terrible things. Things which act against everything we believe in. They must be fought." The Doctor beleives that one could not 'be good,' one can only only 'do good.' The Doctor sees good and evil as a processes and belives that evil is an actual force that needed to be fought. He believes that there are split second nexus points where the balance between good and evil can be tipped the wrong way. He will spend most of his life trying to find those moments. The Doctor fights darkness, evil, pain, death, and sorrow but he can never defeat them utterly for fear that himself or others will become evil. He becomes well know on Gallifrey for this black and white thinking. The Doctor does not approve of fiction and fantasy. He believes that truth of the past has more then sufficient stories for anyone.
275? (during his first incarnation)
As a representative of the Time Lords the Doctor undertakes missions which bring him in contact with the Voord and the Daleks.
The Doctor begins planning to create the Institute of Time at the forward edge of the Time Lord noosphere (about 10,000,000 AD).
(before Deadly Reunion)
The Doctor serves on the Supreme Council. Several (or all) of the events that I have attributed to the "Morbius Doctors" (see Part 3 - Middle Gallifrey) could also occur at this point. Indeed it is possible (but unlikely) that the Morbius Doctor's themselves should be found at this point in the timeline.
(A long time before Arc
The Doctor becomes friends with the Time Lord who will become Castellan in Arc of Infinity. This Castellan is horrified by what Gallifrey did during the Dark Times.
?? (probably before The Five Doctors)
The Doctor meets Flavia.
(after becoming President)
Morbius removes some of Gallifrey's Validium from the Slaughterhouse. This appears to be the only weapon he removed. Morbius gives the Validium he stole to Lady Peinforte for safe keeping incase his war fails. Peinforte launches it into space aboard an asteroid rocket sled. The Validium is sent to Earth and crashes there in 1638 AD.
?? (before his execution)
Morbius created another Stellar Manipulator. The manipulator has a remote activator that looks like a medallion.
?? The Vaspen Space-Time Stamp is developed. Using a single-hop drive, it allows a package to be instantly transported to any point in space and time. Each stamp costs more then a planet. Because of the devestating potential to damage history thise stamps were banned by the Time Lords. This might be the technology behind the Gallifreyan hyper-message cubes, and Gallifreyan secure delivery capsules.
?? The Time Lords try to prevent the Philadelphia Experiment from being performed on the USS Eldridge but the ship still ends up lost in a dimensional wormhole.
(while working with the Time
Lords / after he starts calling himself 'the Doctor')
From Eternity: The Doctor and several other Time Lords make contact with an vastly powerful entity that lives its life in reveres and was created at the time of Event 2. The entity confesses that its lack of understanding of time and its need for companionship led it to destroy several civilizations.
?? By this point the Doctor is widely reguarded as a possible future President of Gallifrey.282? (before being impeached / ~2960 AD??)
(48 years after Graduation?? / sometime
after graduation / not to long
becoming a renegade / during his first incarnation)
The Doctor obtains a prestigious and distinguished position in in the Prydonian Chapter house's Bureau of Possible Events. He serves on the High Council for many years. His role was to observed the Universe, gather knowledge, and ensured no violations of the Laws of Time occured. At this point many believe that the Doctor will eventually become Lord President of Gallifrey.
?? (70 years
after Graduating / probably before Pundat III is elected)
The Doctor petitions to have the Miniscopes banned by Intergalactic Law in 9 Galaxies because they are an offense against sentient lifeforms. He is successful and almost all of the machines are destroyed before they can come into common use. The Doctor's role in this is well know throughout the 9 Galaxies. Brax writes the legislation that outlaws the Time Scoop in the 12 Galaxies. It is possible that the Miniscope might have been of Gallifreyan manufacture, or might have been built by a civilization that was friendly to the Time Lords. It’s very similar to the Death Zone technlogy.
(by the time of The Nameless City
/ probably before the Doctor left Gallifrey)
By this point the Time Lords have saved millions of worlds in many galaxies by policing history and stopping temporal marauders.
(the same year as
The Time Lords are shocked and horrified by the actions of the Morbius Cult. The Matricians privately theorize that the Looms may be suffering from retro-shock caused by some future catastrophe. This retro-shock could be causing the rash of unstable Gallifreyans. Morbius becomes known as the First Renegade. The idea of leaving Gallifrey and interfering with other cultures is seeded into Gallifreyan Culture.
before the execution / Before Borusa teaches the Doctor at the Academy
/ Possibly after the Doctor stole his TARDIS / After the Doctor left
Gallifrey / after the Doctor is
/ 2967 AD)
Warmonger Part 1: At the Doctor's (age 850) request the Time Lords form an Alliance to fight Morbius. The Doctor is named Supreme Coordinator of the Alliance against the Cult of Morbius. The Alliance is composed of Cybermen, Sontarans, Draconians, Humans from Martak, Martians and even some Ogrons. The Alliance is funded by the CIA. The Capitol Guard hasn't been involved in combat for generations.
286.7 (After the
Alliance against Morbius forms but right before the final
battle / After Morbius and Peinforte are on Karn / 10-20 years after
the Children of Contempt are born)
Peinfort leaves Karn with Clacice while the Chaplin of Spite steals Morbius’s escape ship and leaves Karn. Both of them will slowly prepare to become the champions of Time and the other Gods.
290? (no more then 200
years before Slann becomes President / More then 4 years after Saran becomes President)
Pundat III, cousin to Pundat I (one of the previous Presidents), becomes the 403rd President of Gallifrey. This President was considered to be very corrupt. He institutes several new anti-intervention policies. Arcalian Cardinal Arkendo (Arkendolirunahain) protests this but to no avail.
?? (long before “Timewrym: Apocalypse)
The Doctor suffers a massive crisis of faith as he realizes that the beliefs he had based his life on were false. Despite realizing that the system he served was corrupt, his ‘Gallifreyan work ethic’ of service will persist, and drive him to meddle in others affairs to make the Universe a better place.
?? The Doctor comes to the conclusion that half the Time Lords are insane and half of them are mind numbingly dull.
being renowned for his fashion sense)
For a number of years the Doctor wears nothing but a dressing gown and a pair of slippers, just to let everyone know how carefree he is. He might have also done this so that people will recognize and remember him. The Doctor was considered to be a madman a long time before he acquired the TARDIS.
(while on Gallifrey)
The Doctor is reckless, discontented, and skeptical. It is this attitude that got the Doctor removed from his position of prestige at the Prydonian Chapter house's Bureau of Possible Events. He claims to have left voluntarily. This might means he will never be allowed to leave Gallifrey. Eventually the Doctor will be quite poor.
(while on Gallifrey)
The Doctor retires from being a Council member but remains friends some of the council.
290 (3 years after Morbius is executed)
Koschei (the Master) retires from field work because of President Pundat III new anti-intervention statutes. He beings teaching mathematics theory and computer science at the Prydon Academy. While the Master is an expert technician, he does not enjoy his new job.
?? Koschei (the Master) is interested in Gallifreyan politics and hopes to become a member of the High Council. Many Time Lords predict that he will eventually become Lord President of Gallifrey.
(before Salyavin steals the book / probably the first time Shada is used after Salyavin escapes from there)
The Master goes looking for the book, the Whorshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey but can't find it. It turns out the Book has been missfiled for the last few thousands of years. After checking the records of when it was last used, Salyavin is blamed for this.
(right after Morbius is executed
/ probably after a
new President is in place)
The Time Lords reactivate their old prison asteroid, Shada, to deal with any future Time Lord rebellions. Eventually the CIA continue using it for other lesser speices as well.
(by the time the Doctor and Susan leave Gallifrey)
By this point most (if not all) Gallifreyans know that their are no Grandfathers on Gallifrey (ie all the founders of the Newblood Houses have died).
300 (the Doctor's Nameday / the Doctor's 300th or 400th birthday)
This might be the last time (before The Nameless City) that the Doctor got a present.
The Opening of the Eye
? The Doctor and Drax take the Tech Course together. Like Romana, the Doctor might have decided to pursue a thesis for an advanced degree - possibly in the hope of being granted a TARDIS like the Master. He might have been hoping to qualify for a better job that would allow him to use his TARDIS for field missions.
(while at school)
The is the last time the Doctor will see a interspatial protractor.
?? The Doctor gets drunk with the Corsair (in his 4th incarnation) and the two of them wake up in jail.?? The Doctor fails to show up for his basic Time Travel Proficiency Tests. As a result he fails the tests, meaning he's officially not qualified to pilot a TARDIS. This might be why he doesn't have a TARDIS of his own. The Doctor will later claim that his first few incarnations weren't very skilled at operating the TARDIS.
(450 years before
Factor from Drax's point of view but
at least 494 for the Doctor / probably before the Doctor got his Doctorate)
This is the last time the Doctor meets Drax on Gallifrey until the Armageddon Factor. Drax will go into repair and maintenance and before leaving Gallifrey will work on thousands of dimensional stabilizers from TARDISes.
(while on Gallifrey)
The Doctor becomes friends with the sculptor and Time Lady Galah. She was a Newblood who chose to keep the same body with every regeneration. While both her and the Doctor believed in good and evil the Doctor saw them both as forces or processes. One could not be good, One could only do good. The Doctor didn’t like perfection as it leaves nothing to drive progress. He believed perfection dulls the mind and the spirit. Galah disagreed and believed it was possible to create a state of pure and absolute goodness where no evil could exist. The Doctor would eventually forget about this argument, but Galah would spend her life trying to fashion a work of art, that could serve as example to all of absolute goodness. She spent most of her tedious life working as a sculptor on Gallifrey.
(after the Doc
becomes a Time Lord / 80
years after Graduation / 1401 AD? / almost certianly after his catabolism)
Flashback: In attempt to break the stangation of the Time Lords, Magnus (the War Cheif) tries to drain the artron energy from a lifeform he finds in the Vortex. The Doctor stops him and is commended for this. This ruins their friendship forever. Magnus will continue to be friends with Master until the revolution.
?? (probably before leaving Gallifrey)
The Doctor knew the cousin of the Time Lady Merculite.
(sometime before Azmael guns down the High Council / probably after Pandad
VIII had come to power / maybe after Pundat III died)
The High Council believed that Azmael knew too many of Gallifrey's secrets and had too many enemies who would try to exploit his knowledge and skills. The Council bribed several witnesses so that Azmael was convicted of an executable crime (probably high treason). A Warrent of Termination authorizes an execution squad of Seedle Warriors to kill him. The squad tries (and perhapse succeeds) to commit genocide on Vitrol Minor. Azmael escapes and returns to Gallifrey. He has the President and the High Council indicted and put on a trial. The Council drags the trial out.
(before the Doctor leaves Gallifrey)
Koschei begins working as a "truant officer" and is responsible to dealing with all criminal activites conducted by Time Lords.
Intuitive Revolution Day. The state of the art TARDIS at this time is a Type 53.
336? (day 128? / probably before the Doctor retreives Susan / 3 years before Pundat III dies)
The students develop a plan to assassinate the corrupt President Pundat III and exploit a loophole in the Gallifreyan Constitution by re-instituting Rassilon's Law. The Rule of Rassilon is an ancient part of the Constitution that stated that only decendents of Rassilon could be President of the Time Lords. This plot involved searching through the Matrix files and discovering that the last surviving decendent of Rassilon, was Lady Larn (Susan) and that she had been taken from Gallifrey during the last loom/womb riots. The students plot to fullfill the Rule of Rassilon by programing the Hand of Omega to bring Susan to Gallifrey's present so that she can serve as a figurehead Lady President. Though this is was not the Koschie (the Master)'s plan, he might have been involved in making it happen. The Master might have come to beleive that Pundat III was responsible for his father Marnal's disappearence. This might be why he joined the students in plotting his death.
/ Six days before Otherstide)
Glospin visits the Doctor an steals a biodata sample from him. Possibly after being programed by the students to retreive Susan, the Hand of Omega escapes the Relic Room and finds the Doctor. The Doctor's application for advancement to the position of Off-World Ambassador (a position held by his brother, Braxiatel) is rejected by the Registrar of Continual Observation.
336 (Otherstide Eve / right before he steals the TARDIS / probably before the students try to recruit the Doctor)
The Doctor is bored with the conformity of life on Gallifrey and decides to leave. Finding it very hard to act rationally where family is concerned. the Doctor sends a message to the Cardinal Prime of the Prydon Chapterhouse, revealing that the House of Lungbarrow has more than 45 cousins.
161: Otherstide Eve - the early evening / a
long time after he was disinherited / while
in is first incarnation according
to the Time Lords / possibly 600 years before the Doctor meets his Type
50 again in Prisoner of Fate / during a time of stagnation on Gallifrey
/ 1493 GRT/AD / 7
years after Susan's birth from Susan's POV?)
Disguises in Patrexian robes, the Doctor travels to the repair bay alone and sneaks into a TARDIS dry dimension dock on Under-Level 14 of the Citadel. He brings only a small bag of items with him. He ignores the first seven modern TARDISes and instead he illegally steals the 8th because the key is in the door lock. This is the same Type 40 he served on as an Apprentice Time Lord and used to belong to Castallan Marnal. Looking back the Doctor will later realize that if he'd stopped to truely consider his actions, he never would have left Gallifrey. Indeed if there hadn't be a TARDIS with a key in the lock he probably would have given up on the endevor. The Hand of Omega activates and takes control of the ship. In order to acquire Susan (as programmed by the students) the Hand of Omega breaches the back time field buffers and takes the Doctor into Gallifrey's past so he can rescue her.
162 / Otherstide / 673
years before Lungbarrow / Quences' age is 7000
+-100 as of his 13th
deathday / at least several hours after the Doctor steals the
When the Prydon Chapter finds out about the illegal creation of Owis (the Doctor's Replacement) they hold an emergency session (without Quences) and send an Edict to the House of Lungbarrow giving them five days to protest or the House will be erased from history. The House is buried by Satthralope because she is angry about Quences's favoritism to the Doctor. She isn't going to let anyone leave until the Will is read. She thinks this will force Quences to make Glospin Kithriarch. Glospin kills Quences but Satthralope hides the fact from the house. Owis isn't through brainbuffing at this point. Redred, a citadel guard from the House of Redlooms, disappears. Brax is away from Gallifrey (on a mission for the Time Lords?) and does not attend Quences Death day.
(day 167 / 5
days after Otherstide)
The House of Lungbarrow is erased from Gallifreyan History for having exceeded their quota of 45 cousins.
(probably after the
Doctor's TARDIS is constructed)
The first use of the TARDIS recall circuit occurs.
336 (shortly after leaving Gallifrey / Susan is 7 years old)
After a quick detour to insure Susan's safe birth in the recent past, the Hand of Omega brings the Doctor back to Gallifrey's past to find the child Arkytior (aka Susan) living on the streets of ancient Gallifrey. She recognizes the Doctor as her grandfather and demands to go with him. After rescuing Susan, the Doctor returns to live on Gallifrey. This is probalby because the Hand of Omega had been programed the the students to bring Susan to them. The 7 year old Susan is given the name Lady Larn and is adopted by Councillor Brolin. She spends at least a few years living in a Gallifreyan House. Susan spends her whole life moving from one place to another and feels she has never had a real home.
336 (before the Doctor left Gallifrey for good)
After questioning too many instructions the Type 40 TARDIS (that the Doctor used) is retired forbidden to travel. The Type 40 TARDIS is decommissioned. Its Decommission Log Number is 2311/6/3. Decommissioned TARDISes become the property of Capitol and sits abandoned for the next few decades.
before Mark of the Rani / right after the giant mice experiment / sometime after the Divided Loyalties flashback /
possibly before the Doctor left Gallifrey / before Dark
Heart / 30 years before Deadly
Assassin / 5 years before the Doctor stole the TARDIS)
Ushas (the Rani) is exiled from Gallifrey by order of the President. This occurs because she is caught experimenting on intelligent beings. She hijacks the TARDIS delivering her to her planet of exile and goes renegade. The Rani’s TARDIS is more advanced then the Type 40. By this point she is considered to be one of the finest and most celebrated scientists in Gallifrey's modern era. The Time Lords don't exert much effort to prevent her meddeling. By the time of Mark of the Rani she will have had several conflicts with the Doctor.
337 (probably after turning 8)
Susan spent time at the Academy (probably the Prydonian Academy). 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. While she knows how to operate a modern (Mark III?) TARDIS, she has limited understaning of more antiquated (Mark I?) Timeships like the Doctor's Type 40. Due to leaving with the Doctor when in her early teens, she will never receive a proper Gallifreyan education.
?? The Doctor gives his first, and only, guest lecture to the Prydon Time Academy. It is titled Fly Fishing And Temporal Harmony. During this lecture he discussed the "Poppycock Theory" which states that Humans' short lifespans and high body temperatures are responsible for their excitable natures. The Doctor will later decides he likes humans precisely because the cram some many experiances into such a short lifespan.?? (Probably before the student revolution becomes active)
(3 years before the death of Pundat III)
The students at the academy begin trying to recuit the Doctor to the cause of their revolution, but he is indecisive. The Doctor refuses go against Gallifrey's Constitution. He will keep to this vow at least to his 5th incarnation. But the students will try (and fail) to recruit the Doctor several more times after this.
(when Susan is a child)
The Doctor adopts Susan. Susan spends her whole life moving from one place to another and feels she has never had a real home. The Doctor and Susan live on the slopes of a mountain in a small white house with a fireplace. Susan learns to hate the hates the Transtube subway trains on Gallifrey. As a child Susan sorts everything and everyone into categories of either good or evil. Susan is one of the only parts of the Doctor's life that can bring a smile to his face. Susan sits at the Doctor’s feet and tells him all sorts of stories about his future travels through time and space. She says he will grow younger with each regeneration and will fight the powers of darkness. He will destroy monsters, over throw tyrannies, and kill Vampires. She also claims he will construct the TARDIS. Despite not approving of fiction and fantasy, the Doctor enjoys the fanciful tales of his future. She will continue to make these predictions almost every night for the rest of her time on Gallifrey.
341 (the final days of President Pundat III / one year before the Doctor leaves)
The Prydonian Academy Revolution: The Prydonian Academy students try to overthrow Pundat III by staging protests and marching outside the Panoptican. The Watch kill several of the students and a riots at the various academies break out. With much bloodshed, this revolution is ruthlessly put down. The Doctor believes that his entire family (aside from Susan) is killed in this revolution. Most other people on Gallifrey believe the same. By the time of A Big Hand for the Doctor, there will have been a great deal of death in his life.
341 (shortly before the Doctor left / 1 year before the Doctor leaves / right after the first riots)
Pundat III dies of stress (possibly he was trying to regenerate). Before his death, Pundat III named Chancellor Slann (aka Pandad VIII) as his sucessor. The equally corrupt Pandad VIII (aka Slan) becomes President Elect of Gallifrey. The Prydonian students considered Slann to be the President's most evil disciple.
(after Susan is becoming more mature)
As Susan gets older her trance induced predictions of the future sound more and more like statements that she has broken the Laws of Time. The Doctor worries what others who hear her will think. She knows that if the people of Gallifrey discover the truth they would send Susan back to where he found her. The Doctor suspects that she might be mad, but also wonders if she might have inherited the Pythian gift of prophecy. Susan's telepathic abilities are already developing. Susan doesn’t know what the Hand of Omega is. Susan never meets Mortimus (the Monk) until the events of To the Death.
(after a long trial / shortly before Azmael guns down the High Council)
Azmael's attempt to convict the High Council of the genocide of Vitrol Minor does not go well. Though the use of massive bribery, the High Council presents false evidence to show that Azmael is infact the one responsible for the attack on Vitrol Minor.
342? (shortly before The Beginning)
The Type 40 TARDIS (that the Doctor will steal) is due for the breakers to be scrapped and vaporized by a quadrigger. By this point all records relating to the previous crew have been removed.
342~ The Type 40 TARDIS (that chose the Doctor at the Academy), decides to renegade against TARDIS society because of a disagrement she has with her mother. Mother (probably the Matrix) claims to have created the Time Lords so that she would have her own point of creation, but the Doctor’s TARDIS believes that both the creation of Mother (and the subsequent timeships) was simultaneous with the creation of the Time Lords. The TARDIS chooses the Doctor as her pilot because she wanted to see the Universe and he was the only Time Lord mad enough to full-fill her dream. The Doctor doesn’t believe that the Matrix is alive, and sees the stored minds as mere echoes. He consider's Gallifrey's reliance on the predictions of the Matrix to be a an unhealthy form of ancestor whorship.
(Shortly before the Doctor left / after Slann is named Pundat III's successor / when the second coup was being being prepared)
The Prydonian students try to recuit the Doctor again. The Doctor refuses - perhapse because of how he was manipulated by them to retreive Susan. This attempt is overheard and reported to Slann.
342 (after Susan is looking quite mature / probably before the burn notice on the Doctor was issued / probably shortly before the Doctor leaves Gallifrey)
The Longest Story in the World: The Doctor visits a market in the Citadel and meets with some of his old friends who are still on the Council. Susan slips into a trance and begins to talk of how a cybernetic species from another world has already infiltrated Gallifrey and the High Council. This could refer to a thematic invasion and point to the bio-technological Matrix actually running Gallifrey and the Doctors need to escape it. She says they must flee this world soon. When the Doctor tries to get Susan to stop talking she runs away. The Doctor returns to his house and finds the Watch waiting. The gaurds were probably there because of Susan and her origins. This could be where the Doctor got his memory wiped.
(almost certainly the same year as the Doctor leaves)
President Pandad VIII issued a Burn Edict on Braxitial. Brax kills the Burner who comes to assassinate him. This makes Braxitial the first person to ever survive a Burn Edict.
342? (before he left Gallifrey / possibly after the students discover that the coup failed because of him)
The Doctor would not keep quiet about his views, and there were powerful people who wanted to stamp out those views. The Time Lords make a scapegoat out of the Doctor, laying their ‘crimes’ on him. This ostracization will drive him into the deserts of space and time.
the Doctor decided to leave / a
year after the first revolution)
The students learn that the Doctor has betrayed them. Believing that the surviving Prydonian students were ready for the coup, Koschei begins the revolution. The air is filled with revolutionary fevor, gunfire, and death.
(at least 400~ years
before Deadly Assassin /
during a revolution / 13 years before Five Doctors / a long time before Azmael settles on Jaconda)
Azmael guns down the the High Council with a laser rifle. Borusa survives this attack.
(right after Slann is killed / occured as
the Doctor left)
In the resulting chaos, Cardinal Arkendo assums emergency powers. Despite the success of the assassinations, Arkendo ensures that the coup is ruthlessly crushed by the Citadel Gaurds. He overrules the Castellan and catches the unprepared students off-guard. The reprisals from the death of President-Elect Slann take the students by surprise. Cardinal Arkendo performs a "witch hunt" to find and punish all students involved in the coup. It becomes known as a reign of terror. Prydonian Rozinelastorameth is one of the rebel students, but Lord Deliavastud of the CIA steps in and prevents his execution. Arkendo is viewed as a hero.
(on or shortly before the day the Doctor left)
To punish Braxiatel for killing the Burner, Pandad VIII forces him to the become the new Lord Burner. Desperate for revenge after seeing the Doctor betray him, Cardinal Arkendo convinces the President to have the Doctor killed. Brax's first test was to assassinate the Doctor and Lady Larn (Susan), but instead he warns the Doctor about the President's wishes. Irving Braxiatel is still Gallifrey's Ambassador at this point.
342 The Doctor is frustrated with pain, misery and self-doubt of his life on Gallifrey. He is angry at the High Council for its corruption, arrogance, impotence and for refusing to tolerate his own arrogance. He is just as disgusted with the revolutionary fervor, gunfire, and death in the air. He doesn't want either side to have control of the Hand of Omega. The Doctor is also bored with passively observing and gathering knowldege about the outside Universe. He beleives his personal truth lies in the stars and decides to leaves Gallifrey to find an ideal society. There is something else that happened to bring him to this decision. Probalby being scapegoated for the failure of the coup. Ruath (who is also upset by the revolutionary fervor) and the Doctor decides to leave Gallifrey together in the old TARDIS that used to serve on, which is now retired and due for the breakers. He will later claim that he would have prefered his old Type 50 but that it wasn't availble at the time he left. The Doctor plans to take his Grandaughter Susan with him, but doesn't tell her until the last minute. At this point he is willing to maim and kill if it becomes necessary to escape Gallifrey.
(shortly before leaving Gallifrey)
The Doctor last sees Ruath in the Panoptican Library.
(the day the Doctor left)
Instead of following the Burn Edict, Brax and the Master conspire to kill President Elect Pandad VIII (aka Slann). The President leaves a recommendation that the Doctor be his successor.
(the day the Doctor left)
The Doctor decides to leave Ruath behind because he didn't think she was up to being a renegade. He believes she should be a political rebel and keep the High Council in line. He leaves a message for her and skips his appointment with Ruath. Ruath never finds the message. Quadrigger 3911 (named Stoyn) begins dismantling the engines of the Type 40 TARDIS before the ships final trip to the vaporizers at the breakers. Stoyn is from a new blood house.
(Aeons away from 1963 AD / 60 years before Byzantium / ages after the Doctor was born / when Susan is very young / Susan must be at least 13 years old / Susan is probably less then 14 years old / while in is first incarnation according
to the Time Lords / possibly 600 years before the Doctor meets his Type 50 again in Prisoner of Fate / while the reprisals for the assassinations were at their bloodiest)
The Beginning: Brax allows the Doctor (and Larn/Susan) to escape in a stolen TARDIS. The Doctor and Larn (Susan) become the second two people to survive a Burn Edict. Braxiatel will miss the Doctor. The Doctor tells Susan that they must leave so that neither side of the revolution will gain access to the Hand of Omega. Susan sees herself as an accidentl hanger-on who the Doctor never intended to accompany him. She brings a some clothes and a few books and didn't realize they were leaving Gallifrey till they entered the TARDIS. Susan thinks the Hand of Omega is just a metal trunk that the Doctor is bringing. The Doctor's ring is a key part in his escape from Gallifrey. The Watch drives the Doctor and Susan down below the Citadel walkways, and then opens fire on them with stasers set to kill. The Doctor, Susan and the Hand of Omega sneak into a TARDIS dry dimension work dock repair bay on Under-Level of the Citadel. The Doctor knew the Type 40 TARDIS was there.
In the original timeline he illegally steals a Type 40 because it was unlocked (not realizing that the Type 40 had deliberately left the door unlocked). After his biodata had been infected by the Great Intelligence, there were now two unlocked timeships. And the Doctor needed Clara's guidence to pick the Type 40 over the other TARDIS. This Type 40 is the same Ship he served on as an Apprentice Time Lord and used to belong to Castallan Marnal. Unfortunately he steals the TARDIS before the repairs could be made to the Navigation System, and Main Time-Mechanism and before a Chameleon Conversion could be performed (despite this the Chameleon Circuit continues to function for some time). The Doctor and the TARDIS steal each other (though the Doctor thinks of it borrowing and plans to return the TARDIS some day). Susan and the Doctor didn't think they would be away from Gallifrey for very long when they left. However the TARDIS never intends to return the Doctor to Gallifrey. Even the TARDIS doesn’t know who the Doctor really is and simply thinks of the Doctor as “My Thief.” The TARDIS views traveling with the Doctor as a fun game. She sees the possibility of him dying as being a silly inconvenience but knows that she will become the Doctor’s tomb on Trenzalor. But she also knows that there was some uncertainty involved in that event. The 9th Doctor refers to having traveled time and space for 900 years. This might be the point he's refering too.
Quadrigger Stoyn is still onboard the TARDIS when it departs. Power fails after the TARDIS enters the Vortex but the Hand of Omega helps them materializet on the Earth's Moon. The Doctor, Susan, and Stoyn witness the Archaeons altering evolution on the Earth as part of their experiment. But the Archeons are forced to abandon experiment when Stoyn accidently freezes them in time of over 450 million years. The TARDIS uses these millions of years to regenerate its power systems.
342~ (after the
The technicians Andro and Fabian observe the Doctor's theft via an opticon. The CIA monitors the Doctor TARDIS's departure from Gallifrey and note that he has taken Susan with him. The Doctor loses his Prydonian membership because of the theft. The Time Lords might have placed a price on the Doctor's head. Its quite possible that (because of these crimes) the Doctor is no longer legally a Time Lord. The Doctor believes that the High Council will have Koschei (the Master) supervise the Agents sent to capture him and return him for trial. The sculptor, Lady Galah and Lord Tebediatroculozan will secretly admire the Doctor when he becomes a renegade. From within the Matrix, Rassilon will monitor the travels of the Doctor. He will view the Doctor as something of a favored son, and see the Doctor in his great cause.
THE AULD MORTALITY UNIVERSE
(probably before Quences died)
Precept II died from a paper-cut at an archivists' supper.
?? Ordinal General Quences regenerates
236? Quences gave Badger to the Doctor as a graduation present. Badger becomes the Doctor's servant.
?? Susan is born. Susan is the daughter of the Doctor's daughter. (It could be that the Doctor's eldest son underwent a sex-change regeneration) Quences is Susan's great great great-granduncle but he doesn’t know or recognize Susan.
?? Susan's mother (the Doctor's daughter) thinks that Doctor was a bad influence on her.
(day 175 / 13 days after Otherside / year Septuamillengesima: 70,000 days before Easter? or 70,000 years from some event? / when Susan is a child)
(when Susan was a child)
?? Susan meets Badger.
The Dalek invasion of the Earth in the 22nd century
was never repelled, and Magnus' (The War Cheif's) armies conqured most
of the Galaxy.
(300 years before Auld Mortality)
?? (less then 1000
years after Quences' death / probably
after the War would have started)
puts herself up for candidacy for the position of Lord President
of Gallifrey. She plans to revitalize and restructure
1200?? The Innocents: The Doctor takes Leonardo da Vinci to see the first Christmas.
after Auld Mortality)
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