"Yeah man, we've got lots of those," the Decepticon guard informs Broadwing.
"Hey, is what just happened-?" the Autobot guard begins to ask, before being interrupted.
"No, not usually a Decepticon thing," the Decepticon guard says to his counterpart. "Usually we just shoot whoever's ****ed us off. Kinda glad that didn't happen this time though, actually."
Grommet hands over four thousand shanix.
"I think you misunderstood me," Grommet says. "You may choose one companion from my, uh... menagerie, I guess it is. I have a few that are ready for 'field testing'."
Arachnados could choose from two mechanimals from Grommet's selection:
A scorpion-like bug that could deliver electric shocks from its tail to antagonize enemies:
Or a beast bearing traits similar to those of a terran sea creature, that could transform into a trident and deploy a set of energon armor in robot mode: