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The Malestrom was created when Melanicus stole control of the Event Synthesizer from the Prime Mover. It was considered the "Domain of Melanicus", and from its depths, he orchestrated the Millennium Wars.
When the Fifth Doctor and Sir Justin entered the Malestrom at the request of the Matrix Lords, they found themselves in the surreal, dreamlike reality of a demonic carnival, and then later a haunted house. While only seeming to spend a few hours in the Maelstrom, the Doctor discovered upon escaping they had been trapped within for twenty-eight years, allowing the Millennium Wars to rage unchecked.