“Others have claimed inmortality, throughout the ages. It was given to them as it shall be given to you. Your place is prepared ….Lord President Borusa!” – Rassilon – Five Doctor’s
The architype of Timelord society
Rassilon was the god-like figure who; along with Omega, created and weaponised the Timelord society and harnessed the power of Time Travel and time prediction by the building of the all-seeing Matrix central computer.
Rassilon was not afraid to build his new empire on the bones of his enemies – or his friends. After harnessing the power of time-travel, his long-time friend and co-founder – Omega, was lost through a worm hole into an anti matter existence. Rassilon did nothing to try and save his friend, as he could now have total power, in The Three Doctors.
He procured a number of powerful weapons to protect his new society, including the Hand Of Omega’s – a molecule disassembling device which could destroy worlds, the Doctor later acquired this device in – Remembrance Of The Daleks – 1989.The Demat gun which could delete recipients entirely from time itself, which appeared in The Invasion Of Time – 1978
Early Timelord society was more warlike, and the early Timelord society waged war against many other races, including the giant vampires in State Of Decay – 1980. Rassilon commissioned the production of giant silver crossbow ships to fight the vampiric threat.
The early Timelord’s also enjoyed barbaric sports, including – the “Games Of Rassilon”. In which different races were “time scooped” out of their time streams (against their will) to do battle in the Death Zone in The Five Doctors. Whilst the Timelord’s watched on, in amusement.
Rassilon was eventually buried in an eloborate tomb, within a tower in the Death Zone, upping the ante on the games, as now Rassilon’s tomb offered immortality to the winners.
After this, under different leadership – the Timelord society became less warlike and more benevolent. The weapons of war were locked away in vaults to prevent their theft.
President Borusa fell foul of Rassilon’s immortality prize, by requesting it – and was promptly turned to stone. To appear as a gargoyle on Rassilon’s tomb.
His final act – as a ghost, in The Five Doctors was to return all of the Time scooped Doctor’s and companion’s to their respective time periods.
His spirit still emanates from Rassilon’s tomb in the death-zone, awaiting more hopeful immortality seekers.
Season Twenty – 1983
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