The Time War — or the Last Great Time War — was the war between the [[Time Lords] and the Daleks, "for the sake of all creation". It resulted in the destruction of Gallifrey, leaving only two Time Lords and a small number of Daleks as survivors.
The war Edit
The beginning Edit
The Daleks created the Dogma Virus, which would corrupt Time Lord DNA and eventually wipe out the Time Lords. They sent the virus to Gallifrey through an organisation known as Free Time, who were working for them. The Daleks then managed to hack into the Matrix, giving them a backdoor to invading Gallifrey. The Dalek Supreme led an invasion force into the Matrix with the intention of leading them out into Gallifrey itself. The plan was stopped by Romana's Second and Third incarnations, who created enough defences inside the Matrix to allow it to be shut down. Romana trapped them in a time loop to ensure that a temporal war with the Daleks would be avoided. Acting through his own authority and unaware that Romana had succeeded in defeating the Daleks, Narvin sent Valyes to Skaro to meet the Doctor, and give him a mission to avert the creation of the Daleks. The Doctor's mission on Skaro during the Thousand Year War had certain objectives:
• If possible, to avert the Creation of the Daleks
• Otherwise to alter their development and make them less aggressive
• To find some intrinsic flaw or weakness to exploit in the Daleks
The Doctor believed he might have set back the history of the Daleks for a thousand years. It resulted with the Creator of the Daleks, Davros being killed by the Daleks. The Daleks, not knowing that the Time Lords had ordered The Doctor to avert their creation had then spent the next Thousand years or so creating the Dalek Empire. However at the height of the empire. Davros was resurrected by a group of Daleks called the Imperial Daleks which resulted in the Imperial-Renegade Daleks Civil War. However this attempt to avert their creation raised hostilities by the Daleks towards Time Lords and would eventually lead to war.
In revenge of the Time Lords plot to destroy them, the Daleks attempted to create a duplicate of the Doctor to send to Gallifrey and assassinate the High Council of the Time Lords. The final Dalek attempt to attack the Time Lords involved the Hand of Omega, which Davros attempted to use to make the Daleks have mastery over time like the Time Lords. The Doctor tricked Davros into using the Hand of Omega to destroy Skaro's sun.
Due to rising tensions between the two races, The Time Lords had resurrected many deceased Time Lords such as The Master as they had believed that they would be the perfect warriors for the war. The Daleks also formed The Cult of Skaro which were handpicked by the Dalek Emperor and Davros. It was to be led by Dalek Sec and there main aim was to "Think as the enemy would think".
Davros summoned the Dalek Emperor and Dalek Sec to Kalaan, Skaro where he told the Emperor and Sec his plans for war with the Time Lords and his plans for all Daleks to have new and improved casing. Despite Dalek Sec's advice that the Daleks shouldn't go to war with the Time Lords as there's a high chance of it failing. Davros ignored Sec and ordered all Daleks to return to Skaro where there casing was removed and replaced with new casing.
After six months of preparing for war. The Daleks contacted Lady President Romana and the High Council of the Time Lords asking for Peace and a treaty to be signed between the two races. Despite mixed views from the council, The High Council responded to the Daleks and had agreed that they would pick up one Dalek on an asteriod and then take the Dalek back to Gallifrey to meet with President Romana.