Totally new continuity for those about to wonder. Prolouge: Since the oldest of Cybertronians can remember, Cybertron always stood out from the rest of the worlds as a great, powerful, knowledgeable, and superior planet. Its inhabitants were unlike most of the other lifeforms seen throughout the universe. Instead of being composed of bones, flesh, blood, or any other organic substance, they were composed of metal, circuitry, a substance known as Energon, and a spark core. Lead by the Cybertronian High Council, the Cybertronian Empire stretched across the entire northern quadrant of the galaxy. For millions of years, it seemed as their vast empire would only continue to become stronger, wiser, and biggger. That all changed the day after Iacon City was dedicated. There were sightings of malevolent, vicious, and savage Cybertronians reported from the extreme southern city of Kaon. No one knows why the inhabitants there acted so brutal, nor do they know what caused or influenced them to do so. All that we know is once they were discovered, the empire itself crumbled...fast. The armies of Cybertron were sent to Kaon to dispose of the rabid-like Cybertronians, but they were easily tossed aside. Even the High Council themselves had to take matters into their own physical hands when all other options failed. The leader of the council was murdered in an instant by the ruler of the savage Cybertronians. In less than a solar cycle, the savage Cybertronians decimated the metropolis that was Cybertron, and turned it into a death-consumed wasteland. Soon after taking dominance of the planet and what little remained of the empire, the savage ruler took control of Cybertron, calling himself Straxus. Ruling with an iron-plated fist, Straxus declared himself Emperor of Destruction, and his enforcers the Decepticons. Four-hundred-thousand years went by as Straxus rebuilt Cybertron into a war world. However, as time passed by, Straxus became irrational, simple-minded, and corrupt. Eventually, Straxus was murdered by his Chief Military General...and his name was Megatron. Megatron had different plans than Straxus. Rather than waste time reconquering everything that was once part of the empire with fear, Megatron focused solely on his own homeworld. Those who did not submit to his reign were killed. Those who did submit lived, but only the enforcers were promised freedom. More time had passed by. Underground societies were established by slaves and workers as a way to collaborate with one another. Eventually, the societies were linked with one another until they formed a massive think-tank. After living for millenia in harsh conditions, they decided it was time to fight back. But they needed a leader. Leaders of the smaller societies were gathered, but none of them felt they had the abilities to lead such a large force to overthrow Megatron. However, one leader rose up to the challenge on behalf of his fellow Cybertronians. His name was Optimus Prime. In one of his hands, he held a strange device, some sort of container with a shining blue sphere in the center. All he asked for was hope and knowledge of his fellow leaders, and the sphere glew brighter. One day, Megatron's palace was attacked by the massive rebellions. Jobs were halted, progress stopped, and Megatron was losing power. Optimus led the rebelions, overthrowing the rule of the tyrant. However, Megatron's forces still held their ground, and the planet was not completely taken back. From then onward, Cybertron was split in two, continously fighting to see who would take the whole planet. One side was for the rebellion, who called themselves Autobots. The Decepticons took the other half of the planet for their own needs. For more than 5 million years the war waged on in a stalemate. Chapter 1: Praxus Praxus, once a beautiful and attractive city, was now the arsenal of the Autobot forces. Optimus Prime himself and his personal crew fought valiantly against the Decepticon forces. Lifting his bright-orange energon sword in his black hand, Optimus Prime's dark gray face, silver mouth plate, and yellow eyes were reflected off his weapon of choice. Behind Optimus's cherry red torso stood Roadbuster, a green and brown, gun-wielding Autobot who was eager to fight. In front of Optimus stood Hot Rod, a young but brave-hearted Autobot. To his right, Jazz was blasting the heads off Decepticon thugs. To Prime's left, Ratchet, Whirl, and Blaster who were all trying to avoid Decepticon gun fire. "We can't just stand here and get blasted!" Ratchet said, "Any suggestions, Prime?" "Point. Autobots, Epsilon Formation," Optimus said as Roadbuster and Hot Rod charged head-on into the barricade of Decepticons. Ratchet took cover behind Prime, flipped his hand inside his wrist, pulled out a ion beam, and shot Decepticons moving in from behind. Blaster emitted strange wavelengths from his twin shoulder cannons, causing other Decepticons to short-circuit. Jazz veered off to the left, transforming into his Cybertronian car mode and ramming into walls of Decepticon drones. Whirl transformed into an alien helicopter, and shot torpedo-like objects at the remaining drones below. After moments of excitment, the battlefield settled down, and the Autobot crew formed up around their leader. Unfortunately, the battle was not yet over. Instead of drones, recognizable Decepticon warriors emerged from behind the rubble and abandoned buildings. The first figure was tall, bulky, and powerful looking: Tankor. His face was primarily black with one bright-red eye and a silver jaw. A shoulder cannon was perched over his left shoulder, and his arms and legs were made of armor plating and tank-treads. The second figure was not quite as tall as Tankor, nor as bulky, but his looks were even more frightening. He sported an arm cannon on his right shoulder, and had dark green armor along most of his body. On his armor were orange tattoos written in some other alien language. His head was shaped similar to that of a human skull, the face itself was pale-white except for the pitch-black gaps. The eyes were a faint gold color, but the warrior's maroon helmet was akin to that of a samurai. After seeing his long, curved sword, it became clear that this Decepticon was without a doubt, Bludgeon. Another Decepticon quickly revealed himself, it was unmistakenly Starscream. His light-gray wings shined in the night sky, as he brushed dust off of his blue arms and brick red chestplate. His navy-blue boots stomped on the ground as he aimed his null rays at Roadbuster's head. Soundwave came from behind Blaster silently, but Blaster knew his Decepticon brother more than any other transformer did and saw Soundwave coming. Soundwave and Blaster fired their wavelength patterns at each other, causing their systems to go haywire. Soundwave's dark blue armor started to dent as the waves grew stronger and eventually halted. His red eyes and silver mouthplate both expressed anger, and walked slowly toward Blaster. The fifth Decepticon zoomed in front of Hot Rod, and grasped Roadbuster in the face. He had silver-gray, streamlined armor, with onyx feet, hands, and head. His bright red face smiled as his Decepticon insignia glew across his chest. From out of his arms popped out four small cannons, two on each arm. They each sparked with electricity, shocking Roadbuster until he fell to the ground. This was unmitsakenably Zapmaster. Optimus Prime turned around and saw Astrotrain head right for him. Taking his energon sword, Optimus flipped over Astrotrain onto his back, but the enemy counterattacked with his ion displacer, which fired at Optimus's chest. Astrotrain got back on his feet, and the gray and purple warrior walked closer to the Autobot leader. "Hehehe...the Autobots never learn to pick on someone their own class, eh?" Starscream said in his sneery voice, "Such a shame," "Tankor elimate Autobots, Tankor crush them all!" Tankor said as he slammed his fists into the ground, causing Hot Rod and Whirl to fall to their feet. "WATCH IT!" Zapmaster screeched as he got back on his feet after the fall, "You're processor defective or something?" While Zapmaster and Tankor bickered, Bludgeon saw Whirl take out his blade and fought him. Engaging in a traditional Cybertronian Swordfighting style, Whirl and Bludgeon waged a fair fight throught the damaged sector of Praxus. Ratchet looked at Optimus awaiting orders. "Ratchet, watch over the others, this is going to get interesting," Optimus said as he grabbed his battle rifle in one hand and shot Tankor in the chest. Seizing another golden opportunity, Optimus turned around and sliced part of Soundwave's arm plating off. Blaster joined his leader and fired laser rounds at Zapmaster. However, the Decepticon speedster zoomed across the battlefield, knocking Optimus temporarily off his feet. Roadbuster and Hot Rod returned to action as they saw Astrotrain and Starscream approach them. Roadbuster took his two large battle rifles and tried to assassinate Starscream. But the Decepticon Air Commander was quick, taking to the skies and shooting down at the Autobot from above. Astrotrain transformed into a type of Cybertronian Ground Transport and rammed right into Hot Rod. However, Hot Rod shot flames from out of the piping on his wrists, spinning Astrotrain out of control. Ratchet switched his left hand for his ion cannon again, and fired at Zapmaster. Optimus got back on his feet and sliced at Zapmaster's leg. Although it didn't get sliced off, Zapmaster's left leg was sparking, as major circuitry was cut. Soundwave returned, throwing Blaster into Ratchet. But Ratchet counter-acted by turning his right hand into an EMP laser, shooting it directly at Soundwave's chest. "Autobots, move!" Optimus said as he transformed into a Cybertronian Truck. The others followed him, retreating from battle. "Decepticons, follow them. We can't disappoint Megatron, afterall," Starscream said zooming towards the Autobots. Zapmaster remained behind, calling for a repair team.