Timeline: 1581-1590



July 26. The Act of Abjuration is signed in the The Hague, declaring the independence of the Dutch Republic from Spain.1 The Tan Netherlands moves out of Spain's house.


  • At the behest of the god Ares, the priest Kunpaetku forges the golem Astaroth and sets it out to find the evil sword Soul Edge.
  • The Evil Seed affects the monks at the Ling-Sheng Su Temple, causing them all to go mad with murderous intent. The young acolyte Kilik, the first and only resident to regain their senses, is forced to kill his beloved sworn sister Chai Xianglian.




The Doctor, Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, and Barbara Wright arrive in Seville, Spain. When a young moor, Esteban Aribi, is arrested and attacked when his home is burned down, Ian foolishly interferes. Ian is arrested by the Inquisition, and sentenced to death. The Doctor, Susan, and Barbara rescue him, with the Doctor briefly trying to fool King Philip of Spain. After, Ian runs away to help Esteban give notice to Sir Francis Drake. The others travel to Cadiz, while Ian makes it to Drake's ship, and discovers his hero is a pirate thug. Ian briefly meets the Tan England on Drake's ship. Cadiz burns, but the Doctor and his friends make it out okay.

  • Captain America (Steve Rogers) from an alternate timeline's 1995 is thrown into this time by his reality's Purple Man. Arriving on the east coast of North America, he adopts the identity of "Rojahz".


  • The Kingdom of Almerackon conquers the world they call Almerac. They name their unified planet the Glorious Jewel of Almerac.



Heather MacLeod dies. Connor MacLeod begins traveling the world, carrying his mentor's katana.
The colony at Roanoke Island off the coast of the mid-Atlantic of North America disappears, with the people nowhere to be found. Only the word "CROATOAN" is left behind as any sort of clue to the whereabouts of the settlers.
August. The Doctor (sixth incarnation), Henry Gordon Jago, and George Litefoot (both 1893) wind up on Roanoke Island, and become enslaved to alien children-like beings due to the time loop actions of a future Sir Walter Raleigh. They manage to stop Raleigh's original temporal displacement, and the Lost Colony gets a more mundane explanation, that they joined the Native American tribe to survive.
The Doctor (sixth incarnation) and Peri Brown (1984) visit London, and meet writer Kit Marlowe, who is under the influence of a demonic Spaniard, who is under the thrall of extra-dimensional aliens. They defeat it.


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