The sequel to http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-fiction/146167-transformers-nemesis.html starts here. Continuing the canon of the animated series, this story moves forward directly after the events of http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-fiction/146167-transformers-nemesis.html, as the surviving autobots and decepticons leave earth for cybertron under the new guise of a supposed truce between new commanders Ultra Magnus and Shockwave. Meanwhile, newly powered Optimus and Rodimus Prime lead a search and rescue mission to Junkion while Jetfire and the seekers uncover new secrets that will forever change the face of the transformers universe as we know it. Looming from the distance is a new, yet familiar threat. The Dominion are coming... Generation 1 Transformers: Dominion Prelude: The planet Telios. It is an old civilization that has never seen otherworldly visitors. It's inhabitants are a humble people; never knowing war while utilizing traditional laws to keep the peace that life has allowed them to enjoy. Sustained from the bountiful resource of energon, they are unaware of how precious this resource is. It is simply the giver of life for their planet. Somewhere in the mines, the sound of young robots scatter amongst the tunnels towards the entrance as workers look on. One young robot points upwards and speaks to a worker. " Terak? What are those? " " What are you looking at kid... oh, the stars above? Well sprite, those are the gods that watch over us. They have been up there for as long as time can remember. When the night falls, they watch over us, but when the day comes, they slumber. " " Really? When do they come down to visit with us? I can't wait to see them! " " Hah!! Kid don't be ridiculous, they're gods. They don't have the time to bother with coming all the way down here, I'm sure they're plenty content up there. They have been for many cycles. They never move. Ever. " " .. What about that one? " " Look kid, I'm working here, I don't have all day to... " " No look Terak !!! Over there, it's coming right at us... the gods are here !!! The gods are coming !!!" " What are you..." Terak doesn't finish his sentence. He stands next to the youthful Sprite and watches as a single star grows brighter. Larger. Finally, there is a looming shadow that envelops the Planet. Terak speaks. " Go home Sprite. Get to your brothers and find shelter. " " But I want to see the gods.. " " I said GO !!!" The young robot starts to scramble, but he does not get far. Shiny objects begin to pour out from the large star above. One of them reaches their location and hovers above the energon mine. Sprite hides behind a large boulder and watches as the flying metallic object lands in front of Terak. Soon, it performs an amazing feat, transforming into a large robot. Terak speaks. " Stranger. Speak your business. " The visitor looks on and speaks in a strange language. Its eyes emanate with a bright golden energy. It takes a few steps towards Terak as he continues to speak in his strange unknown alien language. Terak continues. " That is far enough. I don't know what you want here, but this is private property. The energon here is unstable and not safe... please, tell me what your business is here. " The alien continues to speak until it's internal language sensors finally translate the Telian language. He speaks. " Sda tek Ramma her... here for energon. Stand aside and be spared our wrath. " " Stand aside? Listen here stranger..." Terak does not finish his sentence. The alien pulls out a large rifle and Blasts away at Terak, severing his torso from his legs. Sprite looks on in horror as his new found amazement turns into horror. He runs out from his hiding place towards the fallen Terak as more aliens begin to beam down to their location. There are dozens of them. Workers in the mines begin to pour out of the tunnels as they hear the blast fire and commotion outside. Sprite falls to Terak's body and speaks. " Why Terak !? Why are the gods doing this, what have we done... " " Cough.. ack.. lis.. listen kid, you have to get outta here.. you have to.. " Teraks words are drowned out as the sound of Blaster fire fills the area. It is a slaughter. The workers are gunned down as they pour out of the tunnels. Nobody is spared, not the workers... nor the children. Walking over to the fallen Terak, the alien reaches down and picks up Sprite, dangling him in the air. Terak looks up with his last spark and yells to him. " Leave him alone !! He's just a kid !! " The alien looks down to him and responds. " A kid? No.. he is unworthy. He will not bask in the coming glory of the Dominion. He will be wiped off the face of this planet with the rest of the unworthy. Only the strong survive to join our ranks. Like you... he was not strong enough. " Sprite lets out a loud scream as he is blasted to pieces in front of the dying Terak, who screams at the horrific site before him. The sound of his friends behind him dying in the mines... the children.. there are so many questions. Why? Why has this happened this day? He shouts out in defiance one last time. " You murdering scum !! He was just a kid... a kid !!! You won't get away with this. Someday, someone will stop you, and it will be my spark laughing at your demise !!" Terak is put out of his misery as his head is shot clean off. The chaos ensues around the entire planet. It lasts for days. The aliens are thorough as they are merciless. They take what they want as ships begin the trek back towards the large star above, bringing with them prisoners and energon. The shadow that envelops Telios is far from a star. It is a planet, and it acts as the mobile warship for the invading Dominion. Inside the war room, one lone figure looks outward from the large window as he monitors the pillaging of the planet down below. He stands tall, draped in a dark cloak and covered with a large helmet. The entrance doors slide open behind him as a soldier walks towards the cloaked figure and speaks to him. " Lord Empirius, the invasion is complete. Scans show there are few survivors remaining in hiding. We have the energon as well as a few worthy prisoners to be formatted for the Dominion. There were not many... most of these lifeforms did not have a fight within them and died easily. The few warriors we did come across, we took. What shall we do with the planet? Is it to belong to our empire? " The dark lord looks down upon the devastation ruined planet and responds. " No. Call our ships back. We have what we came for. This planet was filled with useless lifeforms, it will not become one with our empire. It is not worthy of the privilege. Wipe it from the stars. " " As you Command Lord Empirious. " With every ship returned, the hidden survivors begin to rise out of their places of refuge as they look around at the smoke and debris... the death and destruction. Soon, the loud roar of the the massive invading planet above drowns out every cry as it begins to pull away from the planet Telios. It is over they think. It is finally over. They have never been so right. The dark planet gets far away enough before firing. The survivors look up at the incoming flash and understand. This is it. They surround each other with last words and displays of affection. Husband unites with wife. Children are caressed by parents one last time. This is how the death of a planet looks like as a civilization is wiped out of existence. This is the fourth planet to suffer such a fate. Soon, all is quiet as Lord Empirious turns to his soldiers and speaks. " Do we have enough? " " One more Planet should do it sir. We are almost at capacity. " " Good. Very good. One more Planet then. Set the coordinates to the closest energon sustained civilization in this galaxy. " Lord Empirious takes his leave. He heads into his throne room and sits in solitude, alone with his thoughts. He can hear his master programming as loud as the day he was born. The Dominion has a goal, and it is his job to see it through. He does not know where this goal comes from, but he knows it is what drives him... it must be accomplished. They must assimilate and become one with their brethren. They will become one with the Dominion. It is their destiny. Cybertron must fall.