Time Meddlers

S1 Ep4: Vengeance of a Timelord
Of things to come...

After a long wait, the Timelords let the team out of the Tardis to take them to Borusa (they were to be investigated to determine how they got to Shada). As they began to walk to Borusa’s office, Ashilon and Raptor 7 were picked up by a timescoop. They then found themselves on Gallifrey in the far future, and there was evidence of a large battle between many different factions. As they tried to determine what was happening, Old Man (now on his ninth regeneration) entered the room and told them to come with him to see the President.

As they made their way there, an announcement was made that the planets shields were down and needed to be repaired. The team turned around and got to work fixing the transduction barrier. After Ashilon had fixed the transduction barrier, Old Man made a cryptic remark about being trapped on Gallifrey and began to laugh. A group of Sontarans entered the room, and in the confusion, Raptor 7 began to question Old Man about his motives. After a tense few minutes, they determine that the Sontarans were working with the good guys, and agreed to go with them to see the president. As they began to walk back, Old Man was injured and began to regenerate. The Sontarans sent the team ahead while they began to fight this unknown threat. A team of Netans then arrived and took Old Man somewhere safe while leading the team to the president’s office.

The team arrived in the President’s office and encountered the Timelord council as well as the Yaniri alliance (which the team had never heard of before. The alliance is composed of the Sontarans, the Netans, and the Timelords). The President introduced the council and the alliance to the team, and cryptically stated that he was the one who killed them in the past and stole the Legacy of Rassilon. During the conversation with the President, Raptor 7 found out that one of the Sontarans present in the room was General Stahl. He drew his weapon and threatened to kill Stahl, but the sheer number of armed opponents was enough deterrent that Raptor 7 put his weapon away. The President (revealed to be the Timekeeper) and his advisors finished explaining that they were losing the time war with almost no chance of winning. They then explained that there might be a powerful ally that they could recruit to help them win the war.

Everyone agreed (reluctantly), and the Timekeeper opened a portal using Ashilon’s book (which he had taken from the corpse of future Ashilon). The team consisted of a few Timelords, some Netans (including Raptor 7’s successor), and a few Sontarans (including General Stahl), as well as a Cyberman called Little Helper (programed by Old Man). They all landed in an empty desert and walked aimlessly (after an argument between Raptor 7 and Stahl revealed that Commander Sarg was actually responsible for the deaths of his family) until they encountered a creature called an Ergon. They defeated the creature, but it shot a few of them, seemingly vaporizing them. The rest continued forward and saw a light.

The team attempted to communicate with Gallifrey through the Cyberman, and a newly regenerated Old Man answered. He told them that they were there to recruit Omega, and the team realized that Old Man had regenerated into Santa Clause. They walked toward the light and fought another group of three Ergon, and the only ones to ‘survive’ the fight were Ashilon, Raptor 7, General Stahl, and Little Helper. They managed to reach the source of the light and found that it was coming from a palace. They entered the palace and realized that the whole place was forming around them. After a while, they found their ‘dead’ teammates and were tricked into being trapped in a cell with them. They attempted to communicate with Omega, and after a long wait, Omega invited Ashilon, Raptor 7, Stahl, and Little Helper into the throne room of his palace.

They tried to convince him to return to the matter dimension and help fight the unnamed future enemy, but he refused. He had been betrayed by the Timelords twice before; once by Rassilon, and once by a Timelord calling himself John Smith. After a bit of arguing, Omega decided that he would steal Ashilon’s body (both to use it, and as revenge against Rassilon) and conquer the matter dimension as he had the anti-matter dimension. He attempted to possess Ashilon, but the Legacy of Rassilon stopped the process and pushed everyone back with a pulse of energy. Ashilon opened the book and it showed her how to dissipate Omega. She did so (at the cost of one of her regenerations), and Omega powerlessly raged against Rassilon as the world began to collapse around them.

General Stahl suggested that Ashilon use the Legacy of Rassilon to create a portal just as the Timekeeper had before. She did so, and the portal lifted everyone into the air. It created two portals, and Ashilon, Raptor 7, and Little Helper landed on a planet in the matter dimension while the rest were sent back to their future time zone. Old Man communicated to the team through the Cyberman and gave Ashilon the device he promised to her on Procyon Zeta. He then told them that they were about three feet away from Tovar, and about two hundred years too early for their planned rendezvous at the source of the rifts.

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S1 Ep3: The Mystery of Procyon Zeta
A new threat looms over our heroes...

After returning to the Tardis and informing the rest of the team of their new mission, Ashilon set the Tardis to travel to Procyon Zeta. The Tardis landed, but something forced it to land on the planet Earth in the year 1937. After exploring the island and rescuing the recently stranded Amelia Earhart, the team encountered a rift in time. A voice came through the rift, asking ‘what now?’ before the rift closed. The Tardis was then able to operate normally again and the team left for their destination.

They arrived on Procyon Zeta to find a badly damaged underwater facility run by some Timelord scientists. After a bit of searching, they traced the distress beacon to an old Type 40 Tardis owned by Tovar. The team learned that Old Man was a friend of Tovar’s, and that they were around during the time of Rassilon thousands of years ago. They also learned that Old Man had a daughter named Susan, and that Ashilon was the daughter of Rassilon.

The team was surprised by all of these revelations, but Tovar warned them that they didn’t have time to stand around talking, as the rift was endangering all of time and space. The team (including Tovar and Bellacino) made their way over to the rift via a submarine. The ship was battered by Elijinn, the creatures that had been damaging the facility and destroyed the bridges between the two halves of the facility, but Bellacino managed to get them to the other side. As the team began setting up the materials to trace the rift back to it’s source, the rift widened and the Elijinn struck again. The team completed the scanner and started it up, but this widened the rift even further.

Another voice came from the rift and started to talk about an empire. Tovar stopped the scan, returning the rift to it’s normal size, but Amelia called out a warning that something had come through the rift. The team identified the creatures as Weeping Angels before stumbling back to the Tardis units while trying not to blink. They decided that they needed to speed things up, and reached the decision that they needed to repair Amelia’s plane and use it to draw the Elijinn away from the rift. They used Ashilon’s Tardis (with Ashilon, Raptor 7, Amelia, and Bellacino) to return to Earth and repair the engine on Amelia’s plane before transporting it back to Procyon Zeta. Amelia flew off, trailed by the Elijinn, but the Weeping Angels had damaged the sensor. Old Man went out to repair the sensor and succeeded, though the rift then sent out a wave of time energy. This time energy interfered with Tovar’s Tardis, leaving the statues unwatched. Old Man was captured by the statues and sent back in time.

Ashilon had the idea to use the connection between the Tardis translation circuit and Old Man to trace him back through time. She sent the coordinates to Tovar, and after sealing the Procyon Zeta part of the rift Tovar dematerialized and then returned with Old Man. Tovar sent Ashilon the coordinates for the source of the rifts (later revealed to be the planet Skaro), and Old Man told Ashilon that he had something for her that would allow them to find each other throughout time and space. Just as soon as Ashilon attempted to leave the Tardis, it was recalled to Gallifrey. The Type 70 was then locked down, leaving the team trapped on Gallifrey. Tovar said that he would handle the other rifts, and that they should meet him on the planet as soon as they were able.

Note: The Elijinn were the creation of Nicholas Cloister, whose blog can be located here.

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S1 Ep2: Ice and Steel
The hunt for Stahl continues...

Ashilon, Raptor 7 and Ross landed on Planet Hollywood and looked into the lead about the Sontaran sighting. The locals led the team to an inventor, nicknamed ‘Old Man’. Old Man informed them that he is a Timelord, and that he had been stranded on this planet because his Tardis no longer worked. After following up on a few more leads, the team learned that the Sontaran seemed to be working with a local inventor by the name of Clement Yang.

The team seemed to exhaust all leads before deciding to see about helping Old Man with his Tardis. As they arrived, they encountered robots made from Timelord tech. After thinking that Old Man might be responsible for them, the team realized that he was harmless and the four of them worked together to stop the robots. They succeeded, and after analyzing the parts they found out that they were similar to the device used to control the Cyberplanner on the Delgado. After sitting out a snowstorm (and a conversation between Old Man and Ashilon), the team detected a Timelord distress beacon and went to investigate it. They correctly guessed that the beacon was part of an ambush, and they were prepared to fight off the robots that attacked them.

They analyzed the beacon and found out that it was Sontaran in origin before encountering Clement Yang and even more robots in a nearby cave. The confrontation was short, but Old Man regenerated due to his injuries. After Clement realized that he was going to lose, he called for a Sontaran named Commander Sarg. Sarg used transmat to arrive in the cave with a few other Sontarans and punished Clement for failing to capture Ashilon and the book, killing him. The Sontarans nearly defeated the team, as Old Man was still weak from regenerating and Raptor 7 was knocked unconscious by Commander Sarg for most of the conflict.

The Sontarans were about to defeat the team, but were recalled to the ship by General Stahl. The team rushed back to the Tardis and attempted to locate the Sontaran ship. The ship was somehow able to confuse the Tardis scanning capabilities, but they used Ashilon’s sonic screwdriver to trace the transmat signal. The team attempted to materialize into the ship, but they were unable to because it was time-locked. They returned to the cave that Clement had been working in and searched for new leads. After picking up the plans for the robots, a Sontaran Rifle (plus ammo), and the device Clement used to call the Sontarans, the team found Clement’s shop and searched it. They found a personal computer unit with a message sent to him by the Timekeeper, offering him a job and hinting that he is working with the Sontarans. The team then resupplied at a local general store, and Ross left the Tardis to find transport back home.

The remaining team members took the Tardis to Gallifrey in answer to a summons from Borusa. As Old Man acquainted himself with the changes to Timelord culture, Ashilon met with Borusa and found out that there were no new leads on the Sontarans. The team would instead be sent to Procyon Zeta to investigate a Timelord distress signal. Borusa promised Ashilon that if she would complete this mission, she would be pardoned for her crimes.

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S1 Ep1: Repairs
And so it begins...

The Timelord President, Borusa, selected Ashilon to be the pilot for the Netan soldier Raptor 7 as punishment for an earlier theft from a Timelord museum. He gave the two of them a set of coordinates for the last known location of General Stahl. As they left, they were attacked by an unknown assailant. They escaped unscathed into Ashilon’s Tardis, but a stray bolt of blaster fire hit the Tardis console. The Tardis enacted its safety protocols and jumped to a place it believed to be safe; the bridge of the human archaeological vessel, The Delgado. The Tardis then informed them that it needed to repair itself before locking them out to begin the process.

The team decided to explore the vessel and find out where the Tardis had taken them. After a brief search, the two encountered a Cyberman. They struggled against it until a human named Ross joined the fight with a gold spear, killing it. The three of them decided to investigate the artifacts on the ship to see if any more of them were made of gold. They found some gold coins, which they melted down and used to tip a few spears. The Tardis then informed them that it was repaired.

The team decided to escape, but they returned to find the bridge filled with Cybermen. The battle was difficult (leaving both Ashilon and Ross unconscious), but Raptor 7 managed to defeat the Cybermen almost single-handedly and return to the Tardis with his team mates and a mobile Cyber Planner unit in hand. However, the instant the Cyber Planner was placed on the ground, everyone was hit with an energy blast and knocked unconscious. The team awoke shortly afterward to find that the Cyber Planner had connected itself to the Tardis and let a group of Cybermen in. The Cybermen had taken the team’s remaining weapons away, as well as Ashilon’s book. The book had somehow been attached to the Cyber Planner unit, and the unit used it to create coordinates for the Tardis to travel to.

The coordinates brought the Tardis to the Timelord prison planet, Shada, where the team proceeded to have a conversation with someone (later revealed to be The Timekeeper) speaking to them through a device attached to the Cyber Planner unit. They discovered that President Borusa had decided to hide from some would-be assassins on the planet because it was possibly the most secure place in the universe. As this conversation continued, the Cybermen filed out and began attacking the Timelord President and his guards.

Raptor 7 left the safety of the Tardis to go after them and help the Timelords, and Ashilon stayed behind to disable the device attached to the Cyber Planner. As soon as the device was disabled, the Cybermen stopped trying to assassinate President Borusa and tried to cyber convert everyone instead. Using the Tardis, Ashilon materialized next to Borusa and pulled him to safety before doing the same for Raptor 7.

The team returned to Gallifrey to drop off President Borusa, but not before Borusa questioned them about how they came to be on Shada. He insisted that only someone with the right key can even reach the planet, and that only the Timelord President had access to that key. Neither side got the info they wanted, and Borusa left the Tardis to get back to his duties.

The team then received a message about a Sontaran sighting on Planet Hollywood, a human settled planet. Ashilon and Raptor 7 decided that it would be best to follow up on the lead right away, and ventured off to Planet Hollywood to both check up on the tip and drop off Ross somewhere safe.

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