Transformers: The Legacy of the Thirteen is a bold title for a fan project of mine, which was/is supposed to involve a fan comic, other fan art and a stop motion animation series, which was on the works, but... Yeah, it's one of those "buts." In any case, I've been planning to bring the story project back to life via this thread, Instagram page and possible stopmotion videos (and other features) on YouTube. The basic idea is, as it is with surprisingly many incarnations of Transformers mythos, to combine various elements from the lores of Transformers universe, add something own to it and hope that the result is the "Ultimate Transformers Story;" debatable as it always is, I think that the basic concept is good enough mixture of some of the core TF mythos, combining essential elements of Simon Furman's stories to "aligned continuity" (we can just call it Prime, really) and Bay/movieverse - which influence is mainly on the visual side of things, but I think that they brought some good stuff to the table nonetheless. My things-got-out-of-hand post in "What should the next Transformers movie be about" thread actually borrowed a lot of things from Legacy of the Thirteen story arc, especially the basic setting; the war has pretty much worn everybody out, which makes the remaining transformers relatively easy target for bigger cosmic forces and a lot of things eventually come down to what kind of a legacy did their "ancestors" leave and what will their leader(s) make out of it; can they, in the end, move past old struggles and conflict and what is the thing that keeps the conflict alive in the first place? Is Optimus Prime, the last Prime himself, the one who shall lead them to a new golden age or is he just a tired relic of an old war, a living memory of thousands, even millions of years filled with hatred, anger and battle whose existence alone is enough the keep old wounds bleeding? Does Megatron, deep down inside, still have reason and vision in him, or is he thoroughly blinded by hatred and power, ready to take the one final step towards the perfect corruption? Dramatic as it might sound, my intention is not to make things too wannabe deep & psychological, just to create a setting to a story. One of the reasons why I wanted to start the story from such situation and with seemingly random cast is that I deliberately want to leave room for other stories to fill in the gaps between the dawn of the Great War and where this particular story starts out. I shall actually post some real content here and expand the visions, ideas, characters and stuff with text, pictures, videos and stuff. In other words, this isn't really a "here's several chapters of fan-fiction" type of thing but more of a collection of different media related to the story project, which I hope will grow to be very enjoyable one, for myself and others fans too. For starters, here's a little summary of the whole thing and main cast: Plot summary: Optimus Prime and Megatron have both left Earth, Prime to find and rescue remaining autobots scattered across the galaxy and Megatron to discover secrets that might finally turn the tide of the Cybertronian civil war - and the history itself. The conflict rises it's head on Earth once more, as the Autobot team there makes a worrying discovery. All along, greater cosmic force has been slowly awakening... Can the fighting factions hear the closing footsteps of doom in time? Main cast sneak-peeks: Autobots Optimus Prime Rodimus - or Hot Rod, as he was called when younger Nightbeat Ironhide Ratchet Decepticon Megatron Soundwave Shockwave Starscream Darksteel All feedback is naturally most welcome!