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This is the fourth Doctor Who novella published by Telos
Where does this fit?
This happens shortly after The Deadly Assassin (Classic Series Season 14).
The characters listed below are the series regulars, important recurring characters, and real life historical characters. If a character's appearance is a major spoiler, then their details will be hidden in spoiler tags. In general, recurring characters are not listed here on their first appearance unless they become a series regular during the story, or they are a real life historical character.
Recurring and Historical Characters
The following stories and other resources are not necessary in order to follow the plot (we've summed up the essential bits for you). But being familiar with them will probably enhance your enjoyment of this story.
In The Deadly Assassin (Classic Series Season 14), the Doctor defeated his old enemy the Master, who plotted to install a puppet President on their homeworld of Gallifrey. However, he was unable to prevent the Master from killing the President of Gallifrey or the Master's ally Chancellor Goth.