Culture and technology Edit
The Taran nobility took pride in their scientific and mechanical ignorance, leaving such matters to the 'peasants'. Their primary ranged weapon was a crossbow that fired electric bolts; this was considered a peasant's weapon.
Swordsmen were apprenticed under Sword Masters using electro-swords, thin swords that carried an electrical charge.
Centuries before the arrival of the Fourth Doctor and Romana I, a plague wiped out 90% of Tara's population. During this time of strife, the peasants were largely abandoned by the ruling class and manufactured large numbers of androids to cope with the labour shortage. The city of Tara built plague tunnels to move the population and the nobility out of the city to prevent contamination. (TV: The Androids of Tara)