The Civil War has begun. Imperiatrix Pandora has successfully overthrown President Romana. Pandora rules from the Citadel, with her lapdogs, Chancellor Valyes and Inquisitor-Prime Darkel. She also has an army of Time Lord supporters, due to the Dogma Virus. K-9 Mark II, although infected by Pandora, struggles to regain self-control. Romana is on the run, along with a band of about fifty loyal rebels, including Leela, Narvin, Matthias and Hallan. In a wise, preemptive move, Romana has scrambled the all TARDIS imprimaturs, preventing this conflict from turning into a complicated time war. Her rebels have also been blowing up structures that could weaken Pandora's hold over Gallifrey. But one such attack goes wrong, leaving Leela permanently blind.