TARDIS Technical Index

Dynamorphic Power Station

This is the location of the Dynamorphic Generators. The Power Station is a chamber with a mile-high ceiling and no discernible walls. The room is filled with millions of Trachoid Time Crystals, each one a few meters from the next. They look like thick green crystal columns that reach the ceiling. The control system consists of machinery with buttons, lights and meters. Power is supplied to the Generators via the Dynamorphic Relays. The Dynamorphic Generators use revolution-induced gravity to convert the Artron Energy into energetic Muons, which provide counter-magnetization Thrust for travel in the Space-Time Vortex.

The green crystals in the Dynamorphic Projector transmit the energetic muons to the TARDIS console where the thrust is controlled and modulated by the Time Rotor using a form of Block Transfer maths known as Forced-Matter Calculations. Since the projector provides all power to the heart of the TARDIS it is essential to the TARDISes semi-living, semi-sentient core.

An operator can monitor the consumption of this energy via the Neutronium Counter, which displays the power in omegas. Once in the Vortex, a TARDIS requires a minimum of one quarter of full power (1000 omegas) to travel. Travelling at minimum power greatly increases the ETA. Due to the Protocols of Linearity it requires much more power for a TARDIS to return to a point in time right after it left if a large amount of time has passed for the TARDIS since it last visited that time zone. If the TARDIS diverts all power to its drive systems it will be unable to activate is defence mechanisms. It would then be possible for intruders to breach the main doors. Located in the Dynamorphic Power Station is an Emergency Door that leads out of the dimensional gateway (see Main Doors). This Dimensional Gateway is located on the opposite side of the Exo-Plasmic Shell to the main Gateway.

The Generators can't handle more than 1000 omegas for more than a few seconds. If the Generators are being overloaded then the operator can use the Engine Release Lever to try to regain control. Alternatively the engines shut down automatically whenever the entire crew departs the ship. If that fails, then as a last resort, the Time Vector Generator can be physically removed to prevent major damage. The ringing of the Cloister Bell can indicate that the engines are phasing. Under such circumstances the operator should make a micro-jump 5 minutes forward in time. This will allow the Dynomorphic Regenerator to stabilize the engines.

The magnetic containment systems of the Dynamorphic Generators continuously discharge temporal plasma fields in a wave-loop pattern. When the main drive on a Type 40 is active the orthogonal readings of the Hyper Time Ratio should be ZS+ 101 EQ. Because later models of TARDIS have larger shift ratios in the wave loops, its possible to identify the specific Type at a distance by analysing the ratios. The same identification can be carried out by checking the molecular patina of its Shell.

Dynomorphic generators can be exhausted, requiring them to be replaced. In an emergency it is possible to use less sophisticated materials to replace the green crystals - this would result in TT Capsule that was more like a Space Inter-Time Dimensional Robot All-purpose Transport (SIDRAT) than a standard TARDIS. When running in a TARDIS with a new Dynomorphic Generator, the operator should navigate an already established vortex wormhole (such as a Time Contour or a Time Corridor) to check out the temporal dimensions. This is a good way of testing the engines on low power as it requires less energy.

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