A long time ago, the Roman legion of the ninth vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world.
Did You Know?
When Kar says of the Romans "...their work is robbery, slaughter, plunder. They do this work and they call it 'empire'. They make deserts and they call it 'peace'", it is a direct reference to the famous speech made by the (probably fictional) Celtic general Calgacus, from the Roman book Tacitus. See more
Although there were black legions in the Roman Army, you didn't have single black legionnaires at this time in history. The legionnaires were too young, and they kept referring to each other as centurions which is a rank equivalent to a SNCO today, not an 18 year old soldier. Plus the horse hair crest on the helmet of a centurion was cross the helmet not front to back. See more
It's as if his bones have disintegrated.
Oh. What could do that?
Complete and total absence of any kind of sunlight.
Huh. Death by Scotland.
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