Just an idea I got, and couldn't shake, at work today. Between wishing Requiem could've played out in considerably more page space and that, well, Lost Light could've utilized many of the plot points and characters more wisely than it did... suppose the former had been told within the pages of the latter, with James and Nick co-plotting? Let's say the Scavengers had actually been bridged to Garrus-9 by the Magnificence instead of Mederi. What plot threads still need to be wrapped up here, or could be tied into this scenario? By no means a complete list: Mesothulas/Tarantulas built Aequitas, and Overlord is insistent that the real item of interest lies beneath the supercomputer. Perhaps this could be a vital component to building the timemaze, and Overlord has had been interested in fighting Megatrons of different realties for some time? For that matter, the timemaze itself could run on or tap into the Warren. We still don't know the significance of all the Aequitas defendants being constructed cold. With Solomus/Tyrest injured and on the run after the failure of the killswitch, him returning to it would make sense for plotting his next move. It's a stretch, but tying Tyrest to the tech of a guy who cured Verity's death helps Pharma's miracle healing of Ambus retroactively make that much more sense. If Getaway somehow learned that Tyrest was up to his old tricks again on Garrus 9, self-preservation would kick in and he'd drop everything to make go sure he wasn't killed before fulfilling his supposed destiny. Rodimus & co. would react similarly, which would also provide a good backdrop for Rodders turning his back on planets that need them to go confront Tyrest (as Getaway assumed was the case with him, but had no actual buildup). LSOTW was the first mention of Agent 113. As Chromedome having a hand in Dominus' disappearance (as per James) went unrevealed to Rewind in Lost Light, revisiting the fallout of the first Agent 113 story could provide pretext for Rewind learning the truth. Additionally, if Rewind being afflicted with Delta's Malady was always in the cards... what important databank on G9 has caused massive physiological problems for people (albeit human) in the past? Ironfist wasn't just Verity's friend. He was also one to Chromedome way back when, and a medical "one that got away" for both First Aid and Ratchet. Dead-guy bonding ahoy. Whirl similarly has never yet had to come to terms with ruining his cadet Rotorstorm's life. Having lost Hubcap's knowledge as an informant and outlier, Mayhem might be compelled to scope out Aequitas to see if any damning trial info survived Perceptor's purge. If getting the surviving members of the Guiding hand was important (was it? It was really unclear, an I can't remember if Epistemus or Adaptus orchestrated it) then moving the mad Solomus to G9 increases the probability of them coming together in one place. Scorponok holds the Magnificence and may be compelled to seek out Dante there (see below), and Rung would naturally follow along if Rodimus tracked Tyrest there. Abraham Dante's status is still unknown. If he is somehow still incarcerated in Garrus 9, this could be used to bring Scorponok into the fold. G9's also got those sweet I/D chips, which Scorponok might end up needing to keep his army of unwilling Decepti-babies in line. Sparkeaters, well, eat sparks, which makes them extremely dangerous to shoot at. If most of the mutineers ended up turned at some point anyway, Garrus 9's spark extractors could be modified for use against them. Grimlock owes Overlord some payback for his torture. The Scavengers have a big-ass abandoned space they could use for their clinic. Them being there also raises the fun idea of them having to work with the Wreckers-- Krok in particular would have strong feelings about this, considering Springer's part of the reason he couldn't stop Radar's death. Emirate Xaaron could provide hitherto-unheard insight into the Aequitas trials. For that matter, his buddy Dipstick's reaction to the Wreckers' presence would be delicious. Verity and Magnus could say proper goodbyes. Possibly at the same eye level. If they run afoul of Mayhem, he could also meet his former underling Carnivac. That's all I've got for the evening, but... yeah.