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Seal of Rassilon

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The Seal of Rassilon was a symbol used by the Time Lords.

Use by the Time Lords Edit

The seal was a symbol of power, utilised by Rassilon during the war against the Great Vampires and Old Ones. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two)

The Seal was used as a symbol of identification, and was viewed with deep reverence. (TV: The Five Doctors, Doctor Who) Time Lords displayed the Seal of Rassilon in places of great power. (PROSE: The Novel of the Film) The Seal was said to be an ancient symbol for warding off evil. (PROSE: The Pit)

Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey

The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey, its cover emblazoned with the Seal (WC: Shada)

When he sent the Master into the Death Zone to rescue the Doctor, Lord President Borusa gave the Master the "Seal of the High Council", a round metallic object emblazoned with the Seal of Rassilon, hoping it would convince the Third Doctor of the Master's good intentions. (TV: The Five Doctors) The Eleventh Doctor later attached this same seal to Handles for information. (TV: The Time of the Doctor)

At some point, the Time Lords also used a different seal, bearing Gallifreyan markings. (TV: The Sound of Drums)

Use by other cultures Edit

The symbol was also taken up by other cultures whom the Time Lords visited early in their explorations of space and time, such as the inhabitants of Voga. (TV: Revenge of the Cybermen, PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)

Occurrences Edit


The Eye of Harmony in the Eighth Doctor's TARDIS, decorated with the Seal. (TV: Doctor Who)

Known objects to be marked with the Seal of Rassilon included:

Behind the scenes Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. The Deadly Assassin Archive Feature, DWM 187

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