The Deca was a group of ten young and rebellious Gallifreyan acolytes at the Prydonian Academy (AUDIO: The Rani Elite) who believed they could change the universe. (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel)

The Fifth Doctor had a dream about the Deca in which he was still in his first incarnation and back on Gallifrey. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)

Overview[edit | edit source]

In the Academy, the members of the Deca questioned and debated the profound wisdoms and Ancient Covenants of Gallifrey. The Deca included the First Doctor, Koschei, Ushas, Mortimus, Drax, (PROSE: The Quantum Archangel) Vansell, (AUDIO: The Rani Elite) Rallon, Jelpax, Millennia, and Magnus. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties) An old hermit acted as an advisor to them. (PROSE: Report on Term's Work)

They would frequently roam the fields of Mount Perdition to scream vulgarities at the sky. (PROSE: Report on Term's Work)

Of these, Millennia and Rallon were made a part of the Celestial Toyroom, Jelpax became the Coordinator of the APC Net, (PROSE: Divided Loyalties) Vansell became head of the Celestial Intervention Agency, (AUDIO: The Sirens of Time) and the remaining six became renegade Time Lords.

The Fifth Doctor dreamed that the group represented the top rank of students in their class, (PROSE: Divided Loyalties) although the First Doctor was said to have not excelled academically. (TV: The Ribos Operation) By one account, the Doctor's low grades were a deliberate ploy to not to draw undue attention to himself, so he could eventually leave Gallifrey. (PROSE: Tears of the Oracle)

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • In a deleted line of the AUDIO: Neverland script, when he crossed paths with Vansell, the Eighth Doctor remarked that seeing Vansell was like a Deca reunion. The Doctor recalled Ushas, Koschei, Jelpax, and Magnus as other members of the Deca.
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