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The Genesis Ark was the name used by the Cult of Skaro to identify a prison ship created by the Time Lords during the Last Great Time War to hold millions of Daleks.

The Ark resembled a casket and was dimensionally transcendental. The Ark also had a life support system, vectral frame clamps, an encryption mechanism, and an elevation engine. At some point during the Last Great Time War, the four Daleks belonging to the Cult of Skaro stole the Genesis Ark and, using a void ship, fled the universe into the Void. This brought them out of the Time War, either before it became time-locked, or it allowed them to circumvent the time-lock. Their purpose was to open the Genesis Ark and re-establish the Dalek empire. For the Time Lords, having a practically impenetrable hull may have been a good thing to ensure that the Daleks don't leave their sinister-looking prison, but for the Cult, it had a disadvantage—according to the Doctor, the Cult couldn't break through without blowing up the Sun, so the only way for the Genesis Ark to be activated was through two simple steps. First the Daleks would put their manipulator arms over its four sensor processing units, taking it out of "hibernation". Then, it would be in "final stage of awakening" and was to be touched by a time traveller, transferring artron energy to the Ark. Mickey Smith touched it by accident in battle because a Cyberman shoved him when he was trying to escape the Sphere Chamber. This activated the Ark, causing the sensor processing units to light up red to show the priming console was activated, and some kind of smoke emerged from the radioactive steam vents. Dalek Sec stated that the Ark needed an area of 30 square miles and transported it to the skies above London, overseeing the release of the millions of Daleks who proceeded to join the Battle of Canary Wharf against humans and Cybermen in July 2007. [additional sources needed] When the Tenth Doctor returned to the Void all elements that had become saturated in Void stuff, the Genesis Ark was observed being sucked towards the opening after the Cult of Skaro escaped by temporal shift. (TV: Doomsday)

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