The Chancellery Guards

The Invasion Of Time

Facts

Type:

Police force

Bases:

Leader:

Appearances:

The Deadly Assassin, The Invasion of Time, Arc of Infinity, Lungbarrow, The Infinity Doctors, The Sirens of Time, Gallifrey

Gallery

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Biography

The Chancellery Guard was the organisation responsible for security and law enforcement on Gallifrey. They reported to the Castellan and were normally equipped with staser pistols. (The Deadly Assassin)

The Chancellery Guard was the organisation responsible for security and law enforcement on Gallifrey. They reported to the Castellan and were normally equipped with staser pistols. (The Deadly Assassin)

Function 

The Chancellery Guards were the police service of Gallifrey, the only beings allowed to carry arms inside of the Citadel.

Structure 

In overall charge of the Chancellery Guard was the Castellan. The Castellan acted as police chief and held a seat on the High Council of Gallifrey.

The Castellan advised and oversaw the execution of the Fifth Doctor when his body was possessed by Omega. The Castellan often sat on the High Council due to his important position. (Arc of Infinity) The Fourth Doctor once referred to the Castellan as a “jumped up guard.” (The Invasion of Time)

Reporting directly to the Castellan were the Chancellery Guard Commanders. The commanders rank was denoted by ornate breast plates, gold coloured or adorned helmets and uniform braiding. (The Deadly Assassin)

Directly below the Commanders were the Captains. (Gallifrey) There were also Lieutenants. (Blood Harvest)

Commander Andred, impressed by K9’s ability, noted that if K9 was a member of the Chancellery Guard, he would make him a sergeant. (The Invasion of Time)

Rank-and-file guards wore red uniforms and helmets, with a white cape. The uniform was accented in white striping. The guards communicated through wristbands and carried the staser as their sidearm. The boots and elbow pads that The Chancellery Guard wore changed from a copper colour to silver at different points in the Time Lords’ regime.

History 

The First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan Foreman were being pursued by the Chancellery Guard At The time of their departure from Gallifrey. (The Beginning)

Posing as a “Castellan Bond”, rogue Time Agent Scott Thrower had his group of shapeshifting Gizoumercenaries disguise themselves as Chancellery Guards on Helion. (Time Fraud)

Known members 

Andred (The Invasion of Time)
Annos (Gallifrey)
Hallan (Gallifrey)
Henzil (Gallifrey)
Hilred (The Deadly Assassin)
Janartis (Gallifrey)
Jomdek (Lungbarrow)
Kelner (The Invasion of Time)
Maxil (Arc of Infinity)
Peltroc (The Infinity Doctors)
Raimor (The Infinity Doctors)
Raldeth (The Sirens of Time)
Redred (Lungbarrow)
Solis (The Deadly Assassin)
Spandrell (The Deadly Assassin)
Varn (Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time)
Wynter (Lies)
Zorell (Blood Harvest)
Solex (Legion of the Lost, A Thing of Guile)

Behind the scenes 

In the TV series there is only ever one Castellan seen at a time, but in the Gallifrey audio series each Chapter House appears to have at least one Castellan. The ones in the audio series are referred to as “chapter Castellans” whilst in Arc of Infinity, the Castellan is referred to as “the duty Castellan”

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