Timeline: 1476-1500



  • May. The sailing vessel on which Cristoforo Colombo (24) is serving is attacked by pirates and sunk. Cristoforo makes it to shore not far from Lisbon. A device from an alternate timeline activates, and an image of the Holy Trinity of Christian lore appears, and commands Colombo to travel West to the Indies across the great ocean as a means of serving God. Cristoforo pledges his acquiescence.1
  • December 18. Wallachian Voivode Vlad III Tepes (45) is vampirized by the ancient vampire Varnae.




  • Harbin Zemo defends the German town of Zeulniz single-handedly from Slavic invaders. The townsfolk reward him with the title of Baron.


  • The Doctor ("ninth" incarnation) visits a bar in London, and drops off some letters to be delivered to Peri Brown and Erimem in 1483.


  • January 6. A Romany woman fleeing Parisian Minister of Justice Claude Frollo is struck by Frollo, killing her on the steps of the Notre Dame Cathedral. On her person Frollo finds a deformed infant. He is dissuaded from killing the infant by the archdeacon of the church. Frollo has the child taken in in the church, and names him Quasimodo.2


  • An impostor posing as William Shakespeare pulls the TARDIS off course, stranding Peri Brown (1984) and Erimem (1400 BCE). "Shakespeare" manipulates Richard, Duke of Gloucester, into seizing power from his nephews, and though Richard does so, he cannily has the boys go into hiding as bar wenches, and has Peri and Erimem pose as the princes.


  • August 21-22. The Doctor (fifth incarnation) arrives in England and encounters King Richard III, and learns of Peri Brown and Erimem's temporal displacement. The trio are reunited, and "William Shakespeare" is revealed as a manipulator. He ends up getting killed in the place of Richard III when nobleman Edmund Plantagenet accidentally beheads him during the Battle of Bosworth Field. The Doctor and friends drop Richard and his nephews off in the real Shakespeare's era.3
  • August 22. With the discovery of the apparent death of Richard III, his "nephew" Richard IV, declares himself King of England. Edmund and his squire Baldrick and ally Lord Percy briefly have Henry Tudor captive, but he escapes, to seize control of England.4


May 23. The TARDIS, carrying the Doctor, Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton (1963), and Barbara Wright (1963), arrives in an Aztec city. For a time Barbara poses as a goddess.


  • Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted "Theodore" Logan, along with Billy the Kid and Socrates, arrive in this era in England. The boys meet a pair of noble girls, Joanna and Elizabeth, and flirt with them, falling instantly in love. Hijinks ensue, and the boys barely escaping getting beheaded, but are rescued by Billy and Socrates. Later, the time traveler Rufus picks up Joanna and Elizabeth and brings them to 1988.5



  • September 1-5. The Doctor (fourth incarnation) and Sarah Jane Smith arrive in the tiny Duchy of San Martino on the Italian Peninsula. They soon become embroiled in an attempt by an evil energy being called Mandragora's attempt to take over San Martino.6
  • October 12. The expedition of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo) (40) makes landfall on the island later known as San Salvador
  • October 12. After receiving a message from his "eleventh" self to procure an item called an omniparadox, the Doctor (sixth incarnation) and Peri Brown travel to this era, arriving on the Santa Maria. The Doctor and Peri manage to fight off a telepathic time-traveling bison and stop a jealous Columbus from killing them.7


  • October 31. The skeleton creature Jack Skellington comes into existence in the extra-dimensional realm of Hallowe'en.


  • The gargoyle Demona steals the Medici Tablet in Florence, and has a brief run-in with The Hunter (Stuart Canmore).


  • The half-demon Inuyasha attempts to steal the powerful Shikon jewel. He is stopped by young priestess Kikyo, who seals him with an arrow, containing him on a tree. Kikyo dies from her injuries.


  • January-February. Edmund, son of Richard IV ("king" of the Ricardian government-in-exile), after being stripped of most of his titles, decides to overthrow his father. He fires his allies Percy and Baldrick, and begins gathering a group of the "most evil men in England". After encountering an old enemy, Phillip of Burgundy, he finds himself trapped in a dungeon.8
  • December. Edmund escapes from his prison, and finds himself against his own gang, now led by Phillip of Burgundy. Phillip tortures and mutilates Edmund. Percy and Baldrick return, and kill Phillip and his gang by poisoning. The royal court, finding Edmund, are soon also dead, having drunk the same poison wine. Edmund himself, after seeing Richard dead, declares himself king, and dies after drinking wine as well.9



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