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Coldfor other, similarly-named pages.
It appeared as a membrane through which one could see the creatures from the other universe. The opening of the Cold (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) was covered by HEM (PROSE: The Book of the War) to stop the creatures from escaping. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two)
The Time Lords created the Cold as an ultimate weapon. When activated, it would break through the space-time continuum, and everything in the vicinity would sucked into another universe and destroyed. The Time Lords placed it in a warship and planned to use it against pre-spacefaring Earth, which they believed to be the homeworld of the enemy; Faction Paradox created the Remote colony Anathema on the warship.
If a subject was introduced to the Cold without it being activated, they would be taken out of the physical universe and held in stasis with no ill effects.
In 1996, the warship was finally close enough to Earth for the Remote to travel there. Guest, Compassion, and Kode sold canisters of the Cold at a weapons convention. Some was used on Fitz Kreiner, who was released on Ordifica six hundred years later, when the Remote first discovered it.