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Narvinectralonum, commonly known as Narvin, was a Time Lord and an important figure in the Celestial Intervention Agency. He rose to the position of Coordinator before being made Romana II's Deputy Coordinator, serving during the early stages of the Last Great Time War. After her attempt to assassinate President Rassilon, he and Romana were exiled from Gallifrey together.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Narvin belonged to the Patrex Chapter. (AUDIO: Ascension) His father was an engineer, a job that Narvin did not want to pursue as he considered it to be "a lot less fun" than working for the Celestial Intervention Agency. (AUDIO: Havoc)

Working as a technician under Glower, Narvin was a part of Project Alpha and assisted in the development of the Timonic Fusion Device despite the warnings of Braxiatel. The catastrophe caused by the detonation of the device destroyed Minyos and necessitated a cover-up of the Time Lords' involvement by the CIA. He and Braxiatel harboured a long-standing enmity towards one another thereafter. (AUDIO: The Inquiry)

Rise through the ranks[edit | edit source]

Not long afterwards, Narvin took up a position at the CIA and "never looked back". (AUDIO: The Inquiry) He trained for two hundred years on Gallifrey (AUDIO: The Quantum Possibility Engine) and, in time, moved up the ranks, (AUDIO: The Inquiry) eventually becoming Sub-Coordinator.

Narvin was sent to Bellascon by Vansell to investigate the time travel technology being constructed by the natives of the planet. It was there that Narvin met the Doctor for the first time, in his fourth incarnation, who was travelling alongside Adric and also investigating the technology. Adric was suddenly wiped from history and Narvin realised that his ancestors had been killed when the ship that they were on exploded. The Doctor sent Narvin back in time to prevent the explosion, where he discovered that one of the people involved with the technology had gone back to prevent all of the Doctor's companions from being born. Narvin killed him and the Doctor brought him back. (AUDIO: Erasure)

Life as Coordinator[edit | edit source]

Early career[edit | edit source]

Narvin early in his career at the CIA (AUDIO: Erasure)

After becoming Coordinator, Narvin gained permission from President Romana to wipe Bellascon from history using Time Lord technology. (AUDIO: Erasure)

Narvin was sent to investigate Josiah W. Dogbolter's experimentation into the combination of Time Lord and Speravore technology to create the Quantum Possibility Engine. He lost his TARDIS along the way and met the Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane - both of whom he freed using his sonic screwdriver - and, later, Melanie Bush. After the engine was activated, a new timeline was created in which Narvin worked for Kaltron, Inc. as an air oven designer. His memories were returned and both Dogbolter and the Krasi were defeated, after which Narvin asked the Doctor if he could take him back in his "scrap" TARDIS. (AUDIO: The Quantum Possibility Engine)

While Gallifrey was under the influence of the Now, Narvin struggled to resist and sought to bring the alternate version of the Third Doctor from another universe, who was as currently travelling in the prime universe with Bernice Summerfield, to Gallifrey in hopes of him providing a solution. (AUDIO: Gallifrey) He announced their capture when they were located. (AUDIO: Inertia) He brought the Doctor and Benny back to Gallifrey and stood as prosecutor to the Doctor's trial. When the Doctor concocted a solution to Gallifrey's predicament that would involve the genocide of the Now, Narvin took it upon himself to use it - once the Time Lords were restored, and revealed this to have been his plan from the start. He was indignant to the Doctor's disgust and told him that he didn't belong there any more than any Doctor from his universe, earning him a punch from Benny. (AUDIO: Gallifrey)

Romana chastised him when his CIA agents lost a source of weapons-grade Chronons. He sent Andred to Gryben with Leela to discover information about Free Time. After Andred sent Mephistopheles Arkadian to Narvin, he took him to Romana as he knew about the Timonic Fusion Device. This escalated into Nepenthe making a threat of temporal war when he sent Battle TARDISes in orbit whilst the Monan Host had a security force on the planet. When Romana stopped an attack he realised that she was right as it would destroy the evidence of the device. He then demanded an inquiry. (AUDIO: Weapon of Choice)

He was later sent as the Time Lord delegate to a temporal conference. At the conference, he tried to convince the potential problems with looking into the past failures of time faring races. He was informed by Flinkstab on how the Monans gained their temporal powers. He was framed by Baano for the murder of Pule of Unvoss before time was rewritten by Hossak. (AUDIO: Square One)

Campaign against Romana[edit | edit source]

After Romana's actions on Gryben, Narvin demanded an inquiry but failed to get her arrested or charged. He eventually teamed with the Inquisitor Darkel in an attempt to remove her from her office, along with her supporters, one of whom was Braxiatel. As part of the investigation, he discovered a data bomb in the matrix and found an artron imprint all over it. He analysed the imprint and found out that it belonged to someone who was going backwards and forwards in time. He gave this information to Romana. He went to arrest Braxiatel. Leela asked him about Andred's disappearance and he admitted that Torvald had killed him. He wanted to get Braxiatel tried for his interference in time. (AUDIO: The Inquiry)

As Chief Coordinator, Narvin was originally against the Lady President Romana and her liberal reforms and drew the suspicions of the Castellan at the time, Andred. Correctly assuming that he was being drawn into a trap, he sent Torvald in his place when they agreed to meet, which cost Torvald his life and Andred a regeneration, though Narvin was unaware of this. Believing Andred to be Torvald, he quickly covered up the event to protect "Torvald", only admitting that he had done so when held at knifepoint by Leela and only discovering the truth after Andred's confession during the Cecelia Pollard incident on 3 September 1939. Narvin immediately felt a loathing for Andred, which he implied would not have been as strong if Andred had not killed one of his operatives. (AUDIO: A Blind Eye)

He disliked the fact that Romana opened up the academy to offworlders. He had to explain to Darkel that the CIA wasn't a secret police and most of his work was covering up the holes politicians left behind. He warned Darkel that she should be careful. He questioned Wynter about his lack of experience to be Castellan as he had just graduated from the Academy. He chastised Andred about what he'd had done. He later told Wynter that Braxiatel was being placed in charge. When Andred escaped, he told Wynter that he had known it would happen. He was framed for the murder of the Archivist. He was constantly tired because of Pandora hitching a ride on his brainwaves. (AUDIO: Lies)

He was at the inquiry into the Pandora incident. (AUDIO: Spirit)

He wanted jurisdiction over the mysterious body that appeared on Davidia, thinking he had the right to it over Wynter. He became frustrated when K9 was the only one who could fully access the Matrix. He conversed with Wynter about how to proceed with Gillestes after she was captured. He knew that Darkel had access to Braxiatel's Matrix codes and started to mistrust her. Though Braxiatel took him into his confidence by confessing that he was in frequent contact with past and future selves (a very serious crime), Narvin betrayed him, using the information to get Braxiatel dishonourably exiled and to puncture a hole in Romana's credibility. (AUDIO: Pandora)

The Gallifreyan Civil War[edit | edit source]

Narvin and Leela during the Gallifreyan Civil War (AUDIO: Fractures)

He was concerned about Romana interfacing with the Matrix and contacting Pandora. Upon speaking with Romana he believed that she was acting out of character. He informed Romana that the high Monan wanted to remove all their students from the Academy. He was threatened by Darkel by exposing that she had CIA codes if he started to doubt. (AUDIO: Insurgency) He informed Romana about the bombs in the Academy. He argued against Darkel for her actions relating to the terrorist bombings. Romana asked him to investigate the bombings and Leela bargained with him for all information he obtained about it. He found out that he was being set up again as a scapegoat for the bombings. He went to warn Romana that she was in danger of being caught in the third explosion. Unfortunately, misjudging the extent of Darkel's ambitions, his actions and his trust in her (despite the fact that she obviously felt very cavalier about the idea of him being arrested) ended up indirectly causing the release of Pandora and the resulting civil war that threw the entire planet into turmoil. (AUDIO: Imperiatrix) Narvin later admitted that he had made a mistake in betraying Braxiatel's trust. (AUDIO: Mindbomb)

Narvin was involved in the development of the assassin Aesino, a being that had been fractured through time, which had been hooked up to the late Castellan Wynter's TARDIS, or at the least the one he had stolen. He was unable to perfect it before war broke out and never suggested it as a weapon, fearing what the Vault's consciousness would do if ever in the possession of a Time Lord President.

When Pandora was released and began to wreak havoc on Gallifrey, he joined Romana's side in the civil war and nearly regenerated in a premature bomb explosion which also blinded Leela. He was taken with Leela to a medical station in the Outlands. After recovering, he discovered that Romana had gone to the Anomaly Vaults and was concerned as he didn't want the Sentience to have hold of the President. Eventually transporting into the Anomaly Vaults to save Romana, he managed to engineer Romana, Leela, Commander Hallan's and his own escape to the ruined remnants of the Academy. (AUDIO: Fractures) He helped build a stronghold there, creating his own adaptation of certain Matrix partitions, in effect a force field capable of keeping everything out. He had a standoff with Darkel outside of his barriers where Darkel managed to plant a Bug Bomb on him. Luckily, Leela managed to get it off him. He reported to Romana that there was a bio-hazard and realised that Pandora had re-engineered it with her own DNA. He suggested that Hallan should freeze himself until a cure was found. Narvin created a new partition to allow Romana to enter the APC Net chamber and eventually defeat Pandora. Though Narvin had started as someone who would have liked nothing better than to see Romana defamed, he ended up, unexpectedly, after the events of Free Time, Pandora, and Darkel's machinations, as one of the staunchest supporters of Romana and one of the few senior Time Lords who continued to be so after the civil war had ended. When Romana ultimately chose to sacrifice herself along with Pandora and the Matrix, Narvin was the only one who actively attempted to save her as his President, seeing it as his duty, as Matthias had accepted her decision and Elbon didn't care. (AUDIO: Warfare)

Post-war[edit | edit source]

Narvin with a blind Leela after the war (AUDIO: Panacea)

Following the war he wanted Mathias to become acting President instead of Valyes, however, Matthias said that by law this couldn't happen. When the Sunari invaded he was worried about Romana's safety. He took great risks in keeping Romana informed and alive during the election preceding the war and also did everything in his power to try and prevent Darkel from obtaining the Presidency, even going so far as to say that if she were ever elected, he would resign from his position. Romana asked him to help Leela and K9 as well as suggesting that he should make himself a candidate. He managed to repair the transduction barriers, but this destroyed the Nekkistani and Sunari fleet by accident. (AUDIO: Appropriation)

He suggested to Leela and K9 to become Romana's legal counsel when she was arrested. Darkel wanted to know which side in the election Narvin supported. Narvin thought that Darkel's assassin was asked to do it for political gain. He worked out that Romana's cell was bugged so got her to visit him. He got Leela and K9 to search Braxiatel's office. Annos asked for his advice when Darkel ordered Annos to execute Janartis. When Braxiatel pardoned both Romana and Janartis, he announced that Janartis had revealed Darkel's plans. (AUDIO: Mindbomb)

He warned Matthias not to allow Mephistopheles Arkadian as he was a known criminal. He was worried about the potential deal they were making. He asked Leela to give evidence about Arkadian. Following Arkadian to the biodata archive, he was time scooped to the Braxiatel Collection by accident. (AUDIO: Panacea)

Exploring alternate Gallifreys[edit | edit source]

Braxiatel brought him to the Axis, where they started exploring alternative realities. He didn't want to leave the Biodata Archive behind. He felt like he didn't fit in on this version of Gallifrey. He learnt that the Time Lords were selling Gallifrey's secrets and TARDISes to the highest bidder. When trapped on an alternate Gallifrey where regenerations were extracted and sold among Time Lords, Narvin had his remaining lives stolen from him as a form of torture. (AUDIO: Reborn)

He visited another alternate Gallifrey, where he was appalled that they were temporal interventionists. The Burner Doctor told him that he was was a paradox, this was because the version of him in that reality was killed by an alternate Leela. He thought this was the cause of the Axis system collapse. He helped Braxiatel find the source of the instability. (AUDIO: Disassembled)

Narvin whilst on an alternate Gallifrey (AUDIO: Forever)

After losing Braxiatel after the system collapse he explored many realities with just Leela as Romana would not join them until they found a Gallifrey which was unusual. He started to notice that Leela was ageing. He found out that this Gallifrey contained a vampire race. When Leela wanted to become one of Borusa's hounds he was concerned as she might die and he would be alone. He went with Leela to help her take down the transduction barriers. He was attacked by Lord Prydon and had to tell Romana that he could no longer regenerate. (AUDIO: Annihilation)

He wanted to stay somewhere for more than one day. He found out that his counterpart on the final Gallifrey they visited was the Lord Chancellor, and how ruthless he was. Knowing the attitudes of his counterpart, he could obtain information about the time travel experiments. When his counterpart sacrificed his life to save the planet when the Krilig attacked, Narvin took his place as Chancellor after they were stranded on the planet. (AUDIO: Forever)

Romana put him in charge of finding new time technology so that they could get home. He reminded her that the council had doubts about her as she was less ruthless than her counterpart. He warned Romana against negotiating with the outsiders. He was framed by Allora for an assassination attempt on Leela. Romana used this to get more information about Allora by placing them in the same cell. He was released after it was discovered that Valyes was behind the attempt. Narvin told Kavil that he had covered up his part in the assassination attempt as they needed him to help them get back to the Axis. (AUDIO: Emancipation)

Narvin oversaw a conference of the Gallifreyan scientists that explored time travel technologies and had heard of Jonias. He was a bit suspicious of using money as an incentive. He employed Maris to look after Leela and find a research base. He found out about the ethics violation that Jonias had performed as there were experiments done on the former slaves. He questioned Jonias about it. (AUDIO: Evolution)

He had Kavil strengthen the signal coming from the Axis. He informed Romana that Lord Zakar's ship had been shot down. After Lord Zakar was captured by the outsiders, he visited Leela to negotiate his release. Narvin then talked to Zakar about his circumstances. He found out that Zakar knew that he and Romana were imposters and then ordered an attack to return Zakar back to the Citadel. He used the recording of Zakar showing his guilt to stop a civil war. (AUDIO: Arbitration)

Narvin with a Dalek (AUDIO: Extermination)

He knew of the fate of the Daleks, but that knowledge didn't help him when he faced them in battle. He told the Daleks that there wasn't anything useful on this version on Gallifrey and they should leave. He tried to find a way to stop them, using his knowledge and technology available to him. Leela was surprised that he stayed to fight and look for Romana rather than save his own skin. He went to the armoury where he found experimental weapons. He saved Leela from being exterminated. He travelled back to the Axis and opened the portal to their Gallifrey. (AUDIO: Extermination)

Return to Gallifrey Prime[edit | edit source]

On returning back to his home Gallifrey, Narvin was trapped in a Chronic Hysteresis with Leela. He found Romana's deal with her next incarnation Trey disturbing but understood why she made it. He prepared Trey's exile on Romana's orders but had to use it to exile Romana instead due to the death of Kolspen of Unvoss. He invested Trey as president. This occurred in the Matrix. (AUDIO: Renaissance)

He again helped Leela when some masonry fell on her. When the Daleks invaded Gallifrey, and Romana had apparently sacrificed herself to contain them, Narvin saw no other way of defeating them and sent Valyes to Skaro. There, Valyes would send the Fourth Doctor on a mission to destroy the Daleks as they were being created. Narvin claimed, in a desperate ruse to save Romana, that he had seen a future where only Dalek life remained in the universe. (AUDIO: Ascension, TV: Genesis of the Daleks)

Upon discovering that Romana had been safe all along, Narvin feared that his orders to Valyes might have disastrous consequences. (AUDIO: Ascension) Indeed the Eleventh Doctor would later claim the mission to Skaro was the “first shot” of the Last Great Time War. (COMIC: Hunters of the Burning Stone)

The return of Omega[edit | edit source]

Narvin and Ace (AUDIO: Intervention Earth)

Narvin argued with President Romana III about the employment of Precogs on Gallifrey. She sent him to Earth in 2986 BC, to Greater Henge, to retrieve Ace and the Hand of Omega. He got annoyed when Romana forbade him from using his staser on the locals, but he did use it to show his strength. He found out that his adjutant Tauras was behind the Hand's use. Then, he was brought to the anti-matter universe, when he tried to stop Omega being freed; he was involved in telepathic contact with Romana and Lukas to hinder Omega's willpower. Eventually, Omega fled and Narvin managed to escape the pocket universe along with Romana and Ace. When the TARDIS they were using to escape lost power just after leaving the black hole he was left stranded with Ace after Irving Braxiatel saved Romana. (AUDIO: Intervention Earth) Narvin was charged with treason, and Trave was sentenced to execute him due to his part in the Omega Plot. (AUDIO: Enemy Lines)

Life as Deputy Coordinator[edit | edit source]

Shifting timelines[edit | edit source]

When Braxiatel changed the timelines, Narvin arrested the Adherents of Ohm and placed the Hand of Omega under lock and key. He was made Deputy Coordinator when Romana II appointed herself as the new Coordinator of the CIA. He then sent Ace to Outpost Delta to discover any plots of the Monan Host against Gallifrey. Whilst in the Matrix, he was attacked by the Watchmaker and killed.

Afterwards, Romana and Leela made an agreement with the Watchmaker to create a new timeline, one in which Narvin didn't die. In this version of events, Narvin became Deputy Coordinator, as in the second timeline, and, together with Ace, arrested Plutus and Kalbez on charges of high treason and attempted murder, exposing their conspiracy much earlier than had occurred in the timeline in which he’d died. (AUDIO: Enemy Lines)

Preparing for war[edit | edit source]

Narvin attempted to prevent the coming Time War by going on secret missions as “Coordinator in Extremis”. (AUDIO: Desperate Measures) He recruited the Master to use the Eminence against the Daleks, however the Master went rogue. Narvin recruited the Eighth Doctor to help stop him, claiming never to have met the Doctor before. He used the Matrix to show the Doctor the Master's actions on Heron's World. He knew what happened to the Ides Scientific Institute in both the pre and post Straxus timeline. He then showed him a Matrix projection of what would happen after the Master's departure. He requested the Time Lord President to sanction the protection of the people of Heron's world, knowing that the Doctor's involvement would aid her decision. (AUDIO: The Death of Hope) He then directed the Doctor to Ramosa, and later sent him Liv Chenka as assistance. The Doctor demanded answers from him and he told the Doctor that part of the CIA were against his plans and had wanted to kill the humans the Master had infected with Retro-genitor particles. (AUDIO: The Reviled) He later saved the Doctor's TARDIS after the Master had ejected it from a spaceship (AUDIO: Masterplan) and accompanied the Doctor to Earth to thwart the Master's plans to exploit the Eminence's power and take over the human race. He was captured and held in an Eminence casket whilst the Master succeeded in corrupting the minds of humanity. The Doctor defeated the Master and freed Narvin. Narvin travelled back to Gallifrey and arranged for the Master's corruption of history to be airbrushed away. (AUDIO: Rule of the Eminence)

Narvin contacted the War Master once he had acquired enough Swenyo for the Time Lords' war effort. He gave him a Chameleon Arch as payment. (AUDIO: Sins of the Father)

Outbreak of the Time War[edit | edit source]

Narvin was informed by one of his subordinates, Karla, of a facility in the Loom Forests. He was later informed of the destruction of Phaidon. Narvin found out that the War Council had placed a facility within the Death Zone and sent Leela to investigate. After Leela was caught, he travelled to the Death Zone with Romana II against his will. They were met by President Livia and General Trave who revealed the facility was part of Project Revenant. Livia shutdown the disputes between the War Council and Agency, confirming war would be formalised that evening. Together Romana and Narvin watched the broadcast in which Livia officially declared war on the Daleks. (AUDIO: Celestial Intervention)

Braxiatel sent him a message informing him of the "death" of Ace and that invasion was imminent, which he passed on Romana. She then ordered him to find the Master. (AUDIO: Soldier Obscura)

Narvin with two Daleks. (AUDIO: Anti-Genesis)

Whilst Acting Coordinator Narvin was told by Crazlus that the Master had arrived on Gallifrey, seemingly finally dead. He ordered Crazlus to dispose of the Master’s body, however Crazlus secretly resurrected him. Crazlus told him the Master had been attempting to steal the Anti-Genesis codes, leading to Narvin going to check their defences with him. This inadvertently gave the Master access to them, stealing them right in front of Narvin. (AUDIO: From the Flames) Narvin worked with President Livia to try to combat the Master’s subsequent interference in the Daleks’ creation but they were unsuccessful, with Gallifrey being struck by temporal shockwaves as the Master rewrote history. (AUDIO: The Master’s Dalek Plan) The Master’s Anti-Genesis plot was later undone by the Master himself and a version of him from a parallel universe, who persuaded the Master’s past self not to instigate the plan. (AUDIO: He Who Wins)

Narvin warned Romana not to use the Master and that the war had given him a purpose. Romana reminded him that he had given the Master a purpose. He eventually lost track of the Master's TARDIS, after the Master had expelled Leela from it and went to Arcking. He angrily reminded Romana that it had been her idea to send Leela with the Master. (AUDIO: The Devil You Know)

He was angry when Trave expelled the Phaidons from the planet and told Romana of this. When Livia contacted the CIA asking for help organising her resignation, he explained a way for her to resign but keep her dignity. He persuaded Romana to run against Livia’s nominated successor, Valerian, and subsequently was called up to become a soldier. Romana used this to her advantage to have him shut down Project Revenant before it fell it into the Daleks’ hands. He told Karla that the Daleks would use the project to turn all the resurrected Time Lords into Daleks. Karla betrayed him, stealing the facility’s power and escaping into the Matrix, and left him to die in the explosion, but he was rescued by Braxiatel. He informed Romana of Karla's betrayal and she realised what the War Council were planning. Together they hurried to Valerian’s inauguration, arriving in time to witness Rassilon being resurrected in Valerian’s body. (AUDIO: Desperate Measures)

Rassilon's rule[edit | edit source]

Narvin and Rassilon. (AUDIO: Time War: Volume Two)

Whilst Romana was arrested on charges of treason for negotiating with the Dalek Emperor, he became Coordinator again but was demoted once more when Rassilon pardoned her. He investigated the murder of a Chancellery Guard, discovering the culprit to be a future version of General Trave. He and agent Eris pursued the future Trave, resulting in him being mortally wounded. Before he died, Trave give him a recording which he and Romana discovered was from a future version of Narvin, warning his past self that Rassilon’s regime would lead to Gallifrey’s downfall. (AUDIO: Havoc)

Romana sent him and Eris to Ysalus to tip the balance of the planet’s civil war to ensure a more favourable side emerged, to prevent the Daleks’ obtaining the planet’s resources in the future. He encountered a War Council agent who had been assigned the same mission, but discovered she had been ordered to make contact with partisans of the other side of the war. Their actions inadvertently led to the war escalating, forcing the CIA to place the planet in a time freeze to prevent its devastation. (AUDIO: Partisans)

When the time freeze around Ysalus was breached, Narvin worked with General Dalia to help organise an evacuation of the planet. They were successful in evacuating a few hundred of the natives before the War Council erased the planet from time. Afterwards Dalia disappeared and Narvin asked Cardinal Mantus about him. Mantus informed him there was no longer a General Dalia on the War Council or even on Gallifrey. (AUDIO: Collateral)

Taking him on an excursion far from the Capitol, Romana asked him to join her plot to assassinate Rassilon, after learning he’d deliberately breached the time freeze to make an example of Ysalus. Though he sympathised with her reasons, Narvin refused. Rassilon and Mantus began attempting to win him round to their faction. Rassilon met him, complementing him on organising the mission to avert the Daleks’ creation, and appointed him to the War Council. Mantus revealed the whereabouts of Ace, safe in Earth’s time lock, and that there was a way to restore his regenerations, however Narvin interrupted the process midway. Believing something was amiss, he rushed to Romana’s side just as her plot to assassinate Rassilon failed. He stood by her, so Mantus exiled him along with her, forcing them to depart Gallifrey in a TARDIS. (AUDIO: Assassins)

Exile in the Time War[edit | edit source]

Narvin and Romana during their exile. (AUDIO: Time War: Volume Three)

Together Narvin and Romana went in search of Leela. They travelled to Dreadnought Septima, where they discovered the results of Project Fury, (AUDIO: Hostiles) and then to Njagilheim, where they encountered the Orrovix. (AUDIO: Nevernor) They encountered agents of the resistance and were told the location of their base. (AUDIO: Deception)

They tracked down Leela on Unity, however she was reluctant to leave as she’d begun helping a family there. Local crime boss Jarred McKenzie noticed their TARDIS and attempted to use it as leverage with the Daleks, bringing Unity to their attention. The Daleks tracked down the Time Lords, with Romana deciding to stay and face them whilst Narvin and Leela fled with Rayo in the TARDIS. (AUDIO: Unity)

Narvin took Rayo and Leela to the resistance, demanding to meet the resistance council. (AUDIO: Deception) Daleks, pursuing Romana’s associates from Unity, attacked the base forcing Narvin and Rayo to flee in their TARDIS, with Rayo furious that he left Leela behind though Narvin was certain she’d escaped another way. They were ambushed by Daleks as they escaped, with their TARDIS sustaining major damage. Narvin managed to get it to the Patrex Chapter retreat on Micallon, where the Apothecary agreed to repair it. A Hunter Dalek followed him and attacked them, but together they destroyed it. Rayo persuaded him to rejoin the resistance however Narvin insisted he stay behind on Micallon, now hidden from the War by its shield. (AUDIO: Dissolution) Narvin made contact with Leela and Eris and agreed to help the resistance’s plan to pollute the Time Vortex with energies from a deception field via the Untempered Schism. (AUDIO: Deception)

Fate[edit | edit source]

The resistance built a stealth Battle TARDIS primed to detonate which Narvin and Leela flew into Kasterborous. As they approached Gallifrey they overheard a Dalek saucer broadcasting an ultimatum to Gallifrey with Romana as their spokesperson. Narvin reluctantly let Leela use a short range teleport to infiltrate the saucer so she could rescue Romana. He intercepted Livia and Mantus’ Battle TARDIS after Rassilon ordered them on a suicidal attack on the Daleks. They revealed the Daleks had null zone technology aboard, which would enable them to time travel without the Vortex and to bypass Gallifrey’s defences. Realising the resistance’s plan to deprive both sides of time travel was impossible now, Narvin decided to stop the Daleks and took the Battle TARDIS to the Dalek saucer.

Aboard the saucer, Narvin, Mantus and Livia were pursued by Daleks and encountered Romana and Leela. With Mantus exterminated and Livia wounded, Narvin and Livia decided to stop the Daleks’ imminent attack on the Capitol by detonating the Battle TARDIS by their null zone power source, insisting Romana and Leela escape without them. Leela gave him her teleport in the hopes he could escape the detonation, however it failed due to interference. Moments before the explosion, Narvin was contacted by Eris. The TARDIS’ explosion tore apart the saucer and deprived the Daleks of null zone technology, saving Gallifrey. (AUDIO: Homecoming)

Alternate timelines[edit | edit source]

In an alternate timeline in which the Time Lords regularly altered history through the Temporal Intervention Agency, Narvin served as the Interrogator General under Lady President Romana until he was murdered by Leela, who succeeded him in that position. (AUDIO: Disassembled)

A version of Narvin served as High Chancellor of a another alternate timeline in which Rassilon failed to finish the Eye of Harmony before his death. (AUDIO: Forever)

Several alternative iterations of Narvin were encountered by a version of the Master from a parallel universe during the temporal shockwave caused by the Master interfering in the Daleks’ creation. One version of Narvin was a farmer on a Gallifrey still at a medieval level of technology while another showed their incumbent regeneration to be a woman. (AUDIO: Shockwave)

In an alternate timeline in the Beyond, President Romana ordered Narvin to lead the Dreadnought Servia to destroy the Cannavar system, to strike back against an enemy who had killed Leela. After firing a warhead to destroy the star, he had the crew evacuate to try to escape whilst he stayed behind. This version of Narvin encountered Romana and Braxiatel from the proper timeline, who were travelling through the Beyond, and let them use his TARDIS. He was killed by the Ravenous, who were pursuing Romana and Braxiatel. (AUDIO: Beyond)

Personality[edit | edit source]

Narvin (AUDIO: Gallifrey VI)

Romana once described Narvin as "a CIA half-wit". (AUDIO: Second Sight) Matthias called Narvin the "Black Sheep" of the Patrexes. (AUDIO: Ascension)

Before eventually becoming friends with Leela and Romana, (AUDIO: Extermination) Narvin was concerned with his own survival above all else. (AUDIO: The Quantum Possibility Engine, Ascension)

Narvin and Leela shared an association, even a mutual respect for one another, (AUDIO: Annihilation) partially through the status that Leela held due to her husband Andred and through her friendship with Romana. Particularly during the civil war and after, with most of their other confidantes either exiled or locked up or dead, Leela often (if a little reluctantly) went to him for advice whereas Narvin often went to Leela for errands which he could not trust to anyone else.

Later on, Narvin seemed extremely concerned for Romana's safety after she was stripped of her rank. (AUDIO: Annihilation) He was willing to make great sacrifices to save Romana, both because he felt Gallifrey needed her and because he came to realise he needed her. (AUDIO: Ascension)

Narvin was dismissive of the Seventh Doctor and didn't like to be compared to him; this also extended to gadgets. When Melanie Bush was manipulated into handing the Doctor, Ace and the TARDIS over to Dogbolter, Narvin broke him out of prison with his own version of a sonic screwdriver. Narvin was annoyed when the Doctor hinted that he'd been inspired by the Doctor's own sonic screwdriver, and went as far as calling it a "sonic lockpick." Narvin was also dismissive of the Doctor's human companions, and stated the Doctor only kept them around to stroke his ego because they kept making poor observations and asked what he considered stupid questions. (AUDIO: The Quantum Possibility Engine)

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