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Years of interest

The 14th century was not often visited by the Doctor and their companions.

At some point in the century, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria went to Ireland. (PROSE: Screamager) At another point, according to the mysterious woman who once appeared to Wilfred Mott, a "demon" fell from the sky near a convent, only to be defeated by a man in a blue box called the "Sainted Physician". (TV: The End of Time) Towards the beginning of the century, the Ninth Doctor, Rose and Jack visited Kyoto. (TV: Bad Wolf)

Late in the century, Europeans invented wire-drawing machines. (TV: The Masque of Mandragora)

As with most centuries of the first two millennia, the 14th century was home to Jack Harkness, Amy Pond and an Auton duplicate of Rory Williams. A version of Jack from around the time of the deaths of Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper existed in this century, having been buried alive in the 1st century by his brother, Gray. He perpetually died and resurrected an unknown number of times in an earthen tomb underneath Cardiff. (TV: Exit Wounds) Meanwhile, a near-dead Amy Pond was kept alive inside the Pandorica, beginning in the 2nd century. An Auton version of Rory kept vigil near her the entire time. They both awaited a moment in the mid-1990s when a young Amelia Pond would touch the outside of the Pandorica and restore Amy to full health. (TV: The Big Bang)

It was substantially unclear whether the events of the subsequent Big Bang Two erased Amy and Rory's presence in the 14th century. This ambiguity was caused, in part, because the non-Auton, married Rory Williams claimed to have remembered being "made of plastic" at his wedding reception, suggesting that, at least inasmuch as he was concerned, he and Amy were present in the 14th century. (TV: The Big Bang) Amy seemed to also remember those events, and displayed a fondness for the Auton Rory both during her honeymoon (TV: A Christmas Carol) and during a kind of lullaby to her newborn child Melody Pond. (TV: A Good Man Goes to War)

It was also among the centuries endured by Ashildr, (TV: The Woman Who Lived) a 9th century[1] Viking girl who was rendered effectively immortal when she was brought back to life by the Twelfth Doctor through a self-repairing Mire repair kit. (TV: The Girl Who Died)

At some point early in this century, or possibly the late 13th century[2], a seemingly bottomless black pit was discovered in Kokorin Forest. Locals came to believe the hole to be The Mouth of Hell, after "strange lights" and "ungodly sounds" were said to have emerged from within. In order to quell the mounting hysteria, King Ottokor II had a convict lowered into the pit and tell of what he found there, in exchange for clemency. After hearing the convicts screams, "like none any man had ever heard", the King pulled him back up to find he had aged thirty years and his mind destroyed, speaking of "madness made flesh" and "creatures that ate the souls of gods", before dying. The King chose not to investigate any further, and had what would become Castle Houska built on top of it. (COMIC: Herald of Madness)


  1. In The Woman Who Lived, which is set in the year 1651, Ashildr mentions having had 800 years of adventure.
  2. "Over 300 years" before 1601.