TARDIS Technical Index

Gallifrey Black Hole Shipyard

(Creation of a Time Travel Capsule)

After being connected to the Eye of Harmony, the Space-Time Event is moved to neural construction docks at the Gallifrey Black hole Shipyard to complete its growth. To protect Gallifrey from time pollution the Shipyard is located outside of Gallifrey's star system and is equipped with filter circuitry to generate Transduction Barriers. These barriers are also used to prevent the Capsules from escaping.

Inside the docks are numerous Dimensionally Transcendental Cradles (or Ubbo-Sathla) which hold the future TARDISes. The Time Lords alter this metastructure to make the Event dependent on the Symbiotic Nuclei of a Time Lord for its ability to travel in the Vortex. It is at this point that the Space-Time Event becomes a viable Time Travel Capsule.

TARDIS sentiences are created with a Block Transfer System using specific
Artificial Intelligence Code. Using birthing matrices the block-transfer A.I. is rendered and physically formatted into the organic Protyon Units that serve as the brain of a TARDIS. The Protyon Core is then implanted in the Space-Time Event and programmed with multidimensional Grey-Prints of the new TARDIS. Grey-Prints are designed by Gallifreyan Mathematicians and set down many of the specifications and capabilities of the new TARDIS including its gender. At this point the Capsule uses Warp Matrix
(Transdimensional) Engineering to grow its interior and exterior shells. Using these Grey-Prints as guide, the Protyon Units grow the interior/exterior of the Capsule. The Cloister Room (with the link to the Eye of Harmony) develops first, followed by the rest of the Time Sceptre. The capsule's Transducer Power Cells are also among the first items to be grown.

After spending a decade in the cradles they are moved to the Solar Workshops, where several pieces of exitonic circuitry are implanted by the Time Lords. Exitonic circuits are made of a type of metal that has many of the characteristics of plastic. The implants include[/ttv] the Temporal Drive and Chameleon Circuit. If the Capsule is designated female, it will receive XX circuits, if male, XY circuits. Because only about 1 in 80 Time Lords are female, it appears that less then one out of every 100 timeships are male. Male TARDISes are sometimes referred to as bulls.

When running in a new TARDIS (or a TARDIS with a new Dynomorphic Generator), the operator should navigate an already established vortex wormhole (such as a Time Contour or a Time Corridor) to check out the temporal dimensions. This is a good way of testing the engines on low power it requires less energy.

For more information see the Molecular Stabilizers entry.

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