Following a ploy with the Daleks on 22nd century Earth, the Master travelled with Susan Foreman in his his TARDIS to Tersurus, where she believed she killed him. (PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks) According to another account, however, the Master attempted to attack a Time Lord outpost on the planet, and was left disfigured after a confrontation with a future incarnation, as part of a plan to join the Cult of the Heretic. (AUDIO: The Two Masters) In any event, a signal sent to Gallifrey by the Master's TARDIS drew Chancellor Goth to Tersurus, where he found the disfigured body of the Master. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)
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The Curse of Fatal Death Edit
Tersurus is a setting in the Comic Relief special mini The Curse of Fatal Death, which this wiki does not consider to be a valid source. In the special, a Time Lord known as the Ninth Doctor accompanied by his companion, Emma, meets with the Master on the planet to tell him the news that he has plans to marry her and retire.
The special also gives details on the natives of Tesurus, the Tersurons. The Doctor explains to Emma that the Tersurons were a kindly, peace-loving race, but shunned and abhorred due to their communicating solely through precisely modulated farting. They destroyed themselves after discovering fire.
The Master makes one final attempt to destroy The Doctor and his Companion, Emma by plunging them into the vast, labryrinthian Sewers of Terserus. The Sewers being so vast and complex, as well as disgusting and treacherous, it takes The Master 312 years to escape from them, being repeatedly knocked into the sewers on three separate occasions, requiring the Daleks to regress him back to a more youthful state.