I've been doing some artwork for some Ocs of mine based on the Animals of the Chinese Zodiac... ~~~~~~wavy line time~~~~~~ Following the disappearance of the Ark and its crew soon after leaving Cybertronian orbit to clear the asteroid field, The Autobots sent one of their salavge crews to locate the ship and investigate what became of it. However, as is usually the case with these things, One of the crew, Megabyte, turned out to be a Decepticon agent and sabotaged the ship to crash into the very same ball of rock that the Ark and Nemesis had. The ship, the Zodiak, crashed in what would later become known as Southern China. It's systems lay dormant until the medieval period, when its life support systems, for reasons unknown, came online. Not sensing 'mechanical' lifeforms nearby, It instead reformatted the crew in the forms of statues nearby. With their mission over, these new Zodiacbots chose to wander the nearby area, and study the lives and cultures of the previously unknown organic lifeforms.....Some stayed in China, many made it to Japan. Others went as far as Thailand and the Philippines........... In 1984 it became obvious that other Transformers were active on Earth. the very transformers that these mechs had been sent to rescue.