Drudgers were hovering machines, robots that could be armed and were primarily used as security drones.
On one planet, they reported back to Ruthley and assessed any visitors who stumbled across the hidden planet, also extinguishing fires. They would not kill unless provoked, remarking "that procedure is not permitted", but they did use an extremely painful mind scan on the Seventh Doctor and Elenya. They were then confronted by the assassins who had arrived to kill Sancroff, First Knight of Velyshaa; their firepower was useless against the assassins, and the Drudgers on the planet were presumably all destroyed. (AUDIO: The Sirens of Time)
Behind the scenes
- The Drudgers originated in the Audio Visuals fan audio series.
- Drudgers have been voiced by Nicholas Briggs, Ian Brooker, Tim Treloar, Jez Fielder and John Banks.