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The Restoration Empire was the first of five Time Lord Victorious short stories released by Eaglemoss Collections. It was printed in DWFC TLV 1 through to DWFC TLV 3. It was written by James Goss and provided an in-universe history of the beginnings of the eponymous Restoration Empire which featured so prominently in the main Time Lord Victorious series.
This short story is told from the point of view of the Dalek Emperor. All other mentioned characters are not main characters but are spoken of through the Emperor's story.
Reeling from the fallout of their civil war, the Daleks were left without any leader, with Davros having fled. Thus, one member of the Supreme Council exterminated all other members and appointed itself Dalek Emperor, and swore to unite the Dalek race with a tradition approach. He created the Restoration Empire.
The Emperor Dalek sought a battle armour from the old times, when Daleks won every battle, and having augmented his brain capacity, gave himself a gold casing that called back to an earlier age. After Skaro was destroyed, the Emperor simply rebuilt it, without Thals as a distraction. Every Dalek was to have the same goal of universal domination and to make this a reality, the Emperor gave each a Dalek a rank to denote their their functionality.
The Emperor approached his position but laying out simple policies: firstly, the rebuild of a stable Dalek civilisation. Secondly, the expansion of the Dalek empire - conquering the weak and exterminating anyone who dared to oppose them. Third and finally, the Emperor would lead the Daleks into a War with the Time Lords and wipe them out from history forever.
The Emperor found a Dalek that had survived for an incredibly long time and labelled him the Dalek Strategist. Since the Emperor rarely thought up his own schemes, the Strategist would provide him counsel. The battered appearance of the Strategist made other Daleks bitter due to its naturally close relationship with the Emperor. However, it was evident to the Emperor that the survival of the Dalek race was due to the Dalek Strategist's ability to forecast events.
Neither the Emperor nor the Strategist foresaw what the Scientists had discovered - some event that had been changed in the past had created ripples throughout the universe and was threatening the Restoration Empire. Wanting immediate answers, the Emperor had ordered the invasion of the Archive of Islos, which itself led to the Archivians of Islos unleashing a deadly entity from another dimension.
Forever sensible, the Emperor had forged an alliance with the Mechonoids in the hope of defeating this Entity. Surprisingly, they discovered the Entity not to be new but ancient - The Slave of the Hond. The Hond being a once-terrible race that had been driven into extinction during the Dark Times. Yet here they were, rampaging around the universe once more.
The Daleks were quick to formulate a plan to vanquish the Hond. They captured their old enemy, the Doctor, who defeated it for them before leaving. The scientists soon discovered that the Hond and the time ripples themselves had derived from the Dark Times, and since the Doctor already knew too much, the Daleks sought an earlier incarnation, who they would force to take the newly created Time Squad into the Dark Times to either correct time or cause maximum disruption to time for the Daleks' benefit.
Already having received an ancient message from the Dark Times, the Emperor knew this Time Squad would be destroyed. He was not concerned as he knew his Daleks would not fail in death. The Emperor was please that, despite interference from the Time Lords, his army was strengthening, and he knew that one day, he would be ready to challenge Gallifrey itself.
- Emperor of the Restoration
- Dalek Prime Strategist
- Tenth Doctor
- Eighth Doctor
- Slave of the Hond
- The Restoration Empire focused on Dalek conquest and strength.
- Special Weapons Daleks were remodeled into Dalek Executioners.
- Sensing something wrong with the universe, the empire invaded the Archive of Islos.
- A Dalek Scientist finds evidence that suggests that the Restoration Empire itself might be the result of the temporal anomalies.
Dalek Time Squad
- Only one Dalek from the Dalek Time Squad survived the mission to the Dark Times, falling through the Time Vortex and becoming embedded in an asteroid, where it spent millennia rebuilding itself. It eventually found itself aboard the Starship Future.
- After Davros fled, a member of the Supreme Council exterminated the other members of the council and appointed itself the new Dalek Emperor.
- The new emperor augmented its brain capacity.
- He built a gold casing reminiscent of the old Dalek Empire, in a time where Daleks did not fight among themselves.
- The story was divided into two sections: Dalek Drones of the Restoration Empire and Emperor of the Restoration, which were divided by eight pages of features.
- This story rejoins PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe, but conflicts with Restoration of the Daleks, in depicting the non-Davros Dalek Emperor who took over a unified Dalek Empire following the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War, as having been a new Emperor who took over the Imperial Dalek faction following Davros's disappearance — as opposed to the first Dalek and leader of the Renegade Dalek side of the War. As such, The Restoration Empire ironically implies that its Dalek Emperor is not the same individual as the Golden Emperor of the 1960s, despite the Restoration of the Daleks interpretation of the Emperor in TV: The Parting of the Ways making it clear that he is the same individual as the Dalek Emperor first seen in COMIC: Invasion of the Daleks.
- As the Restoration Empire spread out into the universe, it reignited old wars, such as those with the Mechonoids. (TV: The Chase)
- A Dalek Time Squad was sent on a mission into the Dark Times. (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead)
- The Dalek Emperor whom the Tenth Doctor would later recognise as "the" Emperor of the Daleks, brought back by "a paradox" (COMIC: Defender of the Daleks) from his death at the close of the Last Great Time War at the hands of the Bad Wolf entity, (TV: The Parting of the Ways) took over the Imperial Dalek faction following the close of the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)
- The Dalek Emperor led the Daleks following the civil war with Davros. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
- The Emperor rebuilt the devastated Skaro. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
- The Emperor's casing is reminiscent of an earlier Dalek age. (COMIC: Invasion of the Daleks, City of the Daleks)
- The Emperor vowed to take on and wipe out the Time Lords once the Dalek Empire is restored. (TV: Dalek)
- The Daleks captured the Tenth Doctor for his help in defeating the Hond. (COMIC: Defender of the Daleks)
- The Daleks attempted to steal devolving technology from the planet Wrax. (AUDIO: The Enemy of My Enemy)