Reposting my series from Allspark to see if I can get more comments. This series takes place 95 years after the end of Rebirth set within Cartoon Cannon. I'll be posting the Prologue and the first six chapters though mutlple posts so its easier to read. ---- Prologue The year is 2099, Cybertron has been at peace for many decades now; since the Defeat of the Headmasters of Planet Nebulos. In those years, Cybertron has become an important member in the peacekeeping organization known as the Universal Defense Command. Much in thanks to the efforts of the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, the Universe has become a safer place, under the protection of the planetary alliance that holds the UDC together. Defending many planets is a planet wide defense grid, developed by the UDC’s top scientist Perceptor. With these in place threats such as the Decepticon energy raids and infiltrations have become a thing of the past. Indeed it is a great time of peace for all those under the protection of the UDC. Unfortunately, those planets that have yet to be accepted into UDC membership face many hardships with nothing to protect them from the harsh reality that the Universe provides. One such planet that has been completely ignored by the UDC is a backwater desolate planet known as Charr, for the reason that its primary inhabitants are the vicious Decepticons under the tyrannical rule of their insane dictator Galvatron. Because of his actions and unreliability, the UDC made the decision to leave the Decepticons to their own means. Over the Decades many Decepticons have done what they could to better themselves and create a true home on Charr. Creating several cities, and starting the process of Terraforming their world into something more livable. This lead to a civil war between Galvatron’s force and those that allied with the rogue Nebulon, Lord Zarak; head to the mighty Decepticon Scorponok. In the years after their first encounter during the Battle of Nebulos, Zarak quickly gained the position that Galvatron was too far gone in his madness to ever lead the Decepticons into a prosperous future, killing all those that he believe opposed him including several UDC emissaries. He seen that the only way for the Decepticons to gain any form of respect they used to have would be to show that they could create paradises just as well as they ruined them in the past. Hoping that once he gained a seat on the UDC council he could use the politics to his advantage to create his new Empire. Galvatron continued to use the iron fisted tactics he was famous for, executing those that disagreed with him and turning their corpses into permanent additions to his throne room as reminders of those that had came before them and failed. Very few had the courage to even enter his morbid throne room of death and decay, other then those who had become known as his royal court; Cyclonus, Scourge and his Sweeps, as well as Soundwave and his cassettes. With the might of those dubbed the Mastercons, the Decepticons that have bonded with Nebulon partners, and other renegades form Galvatron’s rule such as the Contructicons, Zarak waged a cold war against Galvatron, his plans starting to come to fruition as cities began to be constructed. Taking cues form old files on the Autobots, the first two cities began construction around Trypticon and Skorponok using them as the cores, much like Autobot City on Earth had done with Metroplex. It was on the dedication of Deceptitropolis, that the cold war turned hot.Galvatron made the first move, his rage unimaginable that an inferior creature such as Zarak could create such an achievement using Charr’s resources while those under his direct rule continued to suffer in poverty. This was the battle that began the Decepticon Civil war. Galvatron and his forces decimated Deceptitropolis, nearly killing Trypticon in the process and proclaiming the city was now under his rule. The war waged on for years, the Decepticons loyal to Galvatron making raids on Zarak’s forces and energy reserves, destroying his construction sites, while Zarak’s forces retaliated; taking down any of Galvatron’s war parties and defending their territories as they struggled forth in their goal of a prosperous Charr. During the War, Zarak’s major victory was the creation of Nebulos City, the city built around Skorponok. It would go on to serve as his capital during the remainder of the war and serve as shining example to those that believed in him what could be done regardless Galvatron’s madness and rage. With Nebulos City now in operation, the War became fiercer, battles breaking out all across Charr, destroying much of Zarak’s hard work and ambitions. Many of his forces were starting to remember how the war with the Autobots had started to destroy Cybertron and were falling to depression at thought of such an inescapable fate of destruction was their only destiny. In the final battle of the Civil war, Galvatron lead a surprise assault on Nebulon City, seeing the only way to get at Zarak was to get to him before he could merge with his city and activate Skorponok, who’s size made it difficult for even Galvatron to combat. As their forces waged a desperate final battle outside the towering transtector, Galvatron and Zarak battled to the death. Even though he was only about half the size of the self proclaimed Emperor of Destruction, Zarak was clever and sane, as well as having the home field advantage. Using the interior of Skorponok, Zarak held his own against Galvatron, starting to even gain the Upper hand. Unfortunately, Zarak had severally underestimated the level of intelligence of the insane dictator. Galvatron, in one of his few moments of sanity he was using Zarak’s perceptions against him, leading him to believe he was in a berserker rage. Zarak grew cocky of how weak Galvatron was in his insanity, coming close to land the final blow, it was Galvatron who provided the victory blow seeing the opening he had been waiting for and blasted the usurper at point blank range from his cannon. With Zarak dead, Galvatron threw the remains of the Nebulon’s body into the middle of the fray and demanded an end to the fighting. While still holding on to his slowly slipping sanity, He offered those that had betrayed him one chance to surrender and rejoin his reign without consequences. Those that refused died horribly. Since then there has been a fragile peace on Charr. With most of Zarak’s supporters either dead or in depression no longer having the will to do anything, Charr’s resurrection has been halted in tracks. Though through the false sense of peace there is still one small faction the toil away forming plans about how to continue with Zarak’s plans and bring back the respect they once held at any cost. It is this faction of Decepticons, lead by the Constructicons that will start last Great War and change the destiny of the Cybertronian race as a whole. Arc 1: Resurrection. Chapter 1 Deep within the bowels of Nebulon City, The six contructicons stay burn the midnight energon, inside of an old lab that looks like it has seen betters days. Cybertronian writing can be seen scribbled on every surface, as they continue their plotting to bring hope and moral back to the Decepticons without being caught an executed by Galvatron’s forces. The odd silence in the lab is broken by the Constructicon’s leader Scrapper as he slams his metallic fist down on the table he is working out, causing it to dent from the force, his red optics growing furiously. “This is getting us NOWHERE!” he says and knocks the table across the room, causing Long Haul to dive for cover before it hits him. Scrapper paces across the room, as the others look to him. “All these plans for futile. Those slagging defense grids prevent us from gathering energy form worth while planets. Rallying too many Decepticons causes to Sweeps to grow suspicious and break up the meeting regardless what is being discussed. Then there is Galvatron, he’s grown so aloof and lazy now that there is no one powerful enough to oppose him. He doesn't even dare trying to get past the Defense grids anymore, Everyone knows he has enough Sweeps to use as fodder.” He says growing more irate by the minute. Mixmaster is the first one to speak up, “This would never-never have happened in the days of Megatron!” He says with a growl “We barely have the resources to keep what few-few Cities Zarak was able to build running! In another century or so, we Decepticons will only-only be a memory!” Scavenger’s optics flash in a blink as inspiration hits him. “Your right! This would have never have happened with Megatron leading us! It’s not like we haven't done it before. Remember back in the Age of Straxus? He was just as insane as Galvatron was, Attacking anyone regardless whose side they were on. So the Elders hired us to construct the most powerful warrior we could, using the plans for an unproduced military model that the Quintisons never put into production because they feared it would be too powerful to control. He was given the name of Megatron, and went off to defeat Straxus and easily felled the former Tyrant. All we need to do is build using what we have learned from our repairs to Galvatron’s unicronian body to build a leader even stronger then him.” “The only problem with that idea, is that we don't have the resources to create such a being this time. Even if we did there is no way we could assure that he wouldn't go mad with power as well. Even Megatron wasn't a great success. He used his image as the Hero of Cybertron to gain the support of many military models or robo-smashed those that wouldn't join him that he knew would be useful.” Scrapper replies, his optics darkening some. “Actually... I think he might be on to something...” Hook says as he stands up. “We do have my knowledge of Galvatron’s systems. I've been studying Cybertron, and its technology has really advanced thanks to the UDC. If we could use there advancements we could create a better warrior. We could even rebuild Megatron! Long ago he had me create a back up file incase something ever happened to him. I've never had a chance to retrieve with all that happened during and after the Unicron War. He'd already have an army, almost all the Decepticons would immediately be brought out of their funk with his return. All we'd have to do is find a way on to Cybertron, and we will have all the resources that we could possible need.” Bonecrusher growls softly “The only problem with that we'll never get past the slagging Defense grid. All our assaults have failed.” A deep gruff voice comes from just out side of the room. “Yeah, well I believe I can help you guys with that.” Scrapper glares towards the door. “And just how long have you been listening in on our little discussion, Astrotrain?” Astrotrain enters the room slowly, he crosses his arms as he looks to the contructicons. “Long enough. Galvatron has been a pain in the aft since the end of the Unicron War. I completely agree that if Megatron were still around, we wouldn't be in the rut we are now. I even think I know of a way past the grid. Being in on the front lines of many assaults, the grid looks to work best against a large group. A smaller target might just be enough to out maneuver their defenses. I will transport you in my shuttle mode and do my best to get you guys to your lab where you can do whatever you need to carry out this plan of yours.” Scrapper lower his head as his eyes dim as he seems to be thinking things over. “This might be possible, but it defiantly won't be easy.” He says after a moment. “We'll want to get in there as fast as possible. We'll want to avoid forming Devastator, he’s a big target and slow and would attract a lot of attention.” “Whatever the plan is, we can't just continue to wait around here. The sooner we do this the better!” Bonecrusher says getting up from his seat. “Yeah! Finally we'll get to see some action, All this thinking has gotten boring!” Long haul says gleeful at the though of doing something again. Meanwhile, hanging from the ceiling, unnoticed by anyone is the small form of Ratbat, who has been recording the entire meeting. As Astrotrain and the constructicons exits the ruins under Nebulon city, Ratbat takes off in the opposite direction towards Deceptitropolis. Astrotrain transforms into his shuttle mode, his cargo bay door opening allowing the Constructicons to board, just before taking off toward Cybertron. --- Ratbat enters the Central tower of Trypticon’s base mode, entering the new throne room of Galvatron. Much like his previous one, it has been decorated by parts of those he has killed; most displayed like morbid trophies while other have been cobbled together into a sinister throne for him to sit in. Ratbat transforms and enter Soundwave’s tape and replays the meeting for his master. “Ratbat has returned, Lord Galvatron. And he confirms your suspicions about a group of rebels in Nebulon City, all former allies of Zarak.” Galvatron’s eyes glow brightly “I knew those traitors could never be trusted, I just didn't expect them to actually be stupid enough to plot something. Tell me what they're planning!” “The Constructicons and Astrotrain believe that it is possible to build a new leader to challenge and dethrone you, my liege. But for them to have the resources, they have to travel to Cybertron.” Soundwave replies. “I and my Sweeps should follow those traitors! Intercept and destroy them before they even reach Cybertron. Show them that no one defies you, Lord Galvatron!” Scourge says stepping up quickly hearing the Constructicons’ plans. Galvatron eyes glow furiously, but then he shakes his head as an evil smirk crosses his lips. “No, Scourge. Let them try. They will build their false Megatron, they will come here, and try to challenge me. And before everyone I will destroy this copy, letting them see their hopes shatter before them. And then I will melt them down for slag. Not only will it be entertaining, it will show that not even Megatron can defeat me and those pitiful troops down there will finally accept reality that Galvatron is the only future they have!” Cyclonus’ optics flash as he looks to Galvatron. “B-But My Liege, what if this copy is able to defeat you? The Constructicons have your full schematics, its very poss...” A plasma burst erupts from Galvatron’s cannon, cutting short the words of his second in command, who just barely misses having his head taken off by the deadly blast. Galvatron quickly stands from his throne and talks over to Cyclonus, grabbing him by the neck. “FOOL! Nobody is stronger then me! Not Optimus Prime, Not Rodimus Prime, Not Zarak, and certainly not an inferior copy of my past life! Look around you, that’s all the proof you need of what happens to those that even DARE to oppose my rule! And if you question my might again, you'll be the next to join my collection. Do you understand me Cyclonus?” Galvatron yells, his eyes glowing bright with rage as he drops Cylonus who cowers way. “Y-Yes, Lord Galvatron...” “Good. Now, All of you, start preparations for our guest when they arrive. I want to give them a WARM welcome.” He says as he cackles and returns to his throne. His three officers bowing and exiting the room to prepare for when the Constructicons return.