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Dr Who

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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Karn
Type: Planet
Location: Constellation of Kasterborous?
Appearances:

Once a colony of Gallifrey, Karn later served as the home of the powerful Sisterhood of Karn and bolt-hole of the Time Lord criminal Morbius.

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Characteristics

During Morbius's attempted re-birth, Karn had become a burned-out and exhausted planet; a barren and rocky wasteland with many ruins and abandoned industrial plantations. It was also littered with the wreckage of crashed spaceships bought down by the Sisterhood out of fear of theft of the Elixir of Life. (DW: The Brain of Morbius)

By implication, Karn resided near Gallifrey, as well as having a known importance place in the history of Gallifrey and of the Time Lords.

History

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Early History

Karn was originally a colony of the old Gallifreyan Empire which existed in the days before Rassilon. The Sisterhood of Karn were a remnant of the Pythias who once ruled Gallifrey before being expelled by the triumvirate of Rassilon, Omega, and the Other. (NA: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible)

Modern History

In the Rassilon Era, the Sisterhood guarded the Sacred Flame. The Sacred Flame was used to distil the Elixir of Life, which can aid a Time Lord who is experiencing difficulty with regeneration. (DW: The Brain of Morbius) In the far future, Morbius, a renegade Time Lord, in his bid for galactic conquest, came to Karn with a mercenary army promised the Elixir of Life. The Time Lords cornered him there defeating him, trying and executing him. But before his death, Solon, a member of the Cult of Morbius, removed his brain and preserved it vowing to resurrect him at a later time. Solon settled on the planet in a disused Hydrogen plant researching a way to make Morbius live again, and using body parts from dead crew members of crashed ships to create a new body for him.

Apocryphal Information

The Crystal of All Power, sought by the Doctor and the Daleks, resided on Karn. (SP: Doctor Who and the Daleks in The Seven Keys to Doomsday)

Behind the Scenes

Karn originated in a theatrical play, Doctor Who and the Daleks in The Seven Keys to Doomsday, written by Terrance Dicks, who later re-used the name when writing the script for The Brain of Morbius. The play featured a non-canonical Doctor played by Trevor Martin. The presence of this other Fourth Doctor would make the play difficult to integrate into known continuity. The Doctor does not make reference to these earlier events on Karn in any other story.


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Memory-beta

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The Karn was a Cardassian mining freighter starship of the Cardassian Union's Central Command in the 24th century. The Karn was in active service around the year 2377. (TNG video game: Armada II)

No history or fate is established for this vessel as its designation was randomly selected for a mining freighter by the game software.
Cardassian mining freighters
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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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This article is about the rebel. You may be looking for Jagged Fel's double, Karn Valanti.
Karn
Biographical information
Died

0 ABY

Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair color

Bald

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rebellion era

Affiliation

Alliance to Restore the Republic

Karn was a large, dark-skinned Human male.

Biography

During the Galactic Civil War, he was a member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic loyal to Garm Bel Iblis. Along with his subordinate Lhira, he was in command of Iblis' six cells on the planet Stoga. He tried to apprehend Rasha Bex when BoShek helped her return to her Imperial overseers, but failed. He was presumably killed when the Empire bombed Stoga's Rebel encampments.

Appearances

  • Star Wars Empire 23: The Bravery of Being Out of Range

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