|Sisterhood of Karn|
|Affiliated with:||Time Lords|
|Place of origin:||Karn|
|Appearances:||TV: The Brain of Morbius|
AUDIO: Sisters of the Flame
AUDIO: The Vengeance of Morbius
The Great Mother of the Sisterhood and her High Priestess Cassandra, from the House of Jade Dreamers, plotted to destroy Rassilon's Foundry along with Lord Provost Tepesh and Lady Ouida from 'the Committee of Three'. Tepesh and Ouida, who were also Great Vampires, murdered Cassandra before all were killed by the automated sterilisation of the Foundry. (AUDIO: Zagreus)
When the Sacred Flame appeared to be dying, the Sisterhood suspected the Fourth Doctor of trying to steal the remaining Elixir, but later helped him defeat Morbius. In reality, the only thing wrong with the Flame was that centuries of ash and soot were finally beginning to clog the underground fissure that fed the flame natural gas. The Doctor easily solved the problem by dropping a simple firecracker down the shaft. (TV: The Brain of Morbius)
Skagra learned the location of The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey by capturing and torturing a member of the Sisterhood. He drugged her with synaptrol, an anti-telepath drug derived from the Lethe flower, and kidnapped her; he then withheld food and water from her until she told him that the book was with Professor Chronotis in Cambridge. (PROSE: Shada)
The Sisterhood were capable of teleportation using the Sacred Flame. They later tried to prevent Morbius' resurrection; failing to do this they saved the Eighth Doctor after he threw himself and Morbius into the core of Karn. (AUDIO: Sisters of the Flame / The Vengeance of Morbius)
Behind the scenes Edit
Aspects of the Sisterhood of Karn are derived from the Victorian adventure-romance She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard. These include the matriarchal, quasi-religious order which holds the secret of immortality, a secret which is associated with a secret fire.
The Sisterhood also resemble the Bene Gesserit sisterhood in the book series Dune by Frank Herbert. The term "reverend mother" is used by the Bene Gesserit, and "elixir of life" is similar to a Bene Gesserit term.
The name "Sisterhood of Karn" was later adopted by a prominent London-based association of LGBT Doctor Who fans.