For twenty million years, the society of the mechanical beings known as Cybertronians has been that of a utopia. The terrible civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons is not even a distant memory, living only in the historical records. In their secluded section of the galaxy, bordering the known and unknown, the Cybertronian race has established a small number of prosperous colonies valuing peace and freedom. It is viewed by the few organic races that still know of the Cybertronians as a bright, shining jewel in the endless dark of the void; the pinnacle of civilization. You, dear player, are a citizen of this grand republic. Evils from a time long past threaten to bring an end to this golden age, and it falls upon you to stand against the rising darkness.
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The Cybertronian Commonwealth consists of four planets and one moon: Cybertron, Hecate, Velocitron, Gigantion, and Junkion. All of them can be traveled to and from via Space Bridge or interstellar travel save for Junkion, which does not have a Space Bridge and can only be reached through space travel.
Cybertron, Hecate, and Gigantion all have techno-organic areas to accommodate beast-mode transformers. Natives of Velocitron and Junkion do not possess beast modes.
The homeworld of the Cybertronian race and the center of the Cybertronian Commonwealth, the gleaming metal surface of Cybertron is known for its' sprawling megacities populated by Transformers of every kind. Locations include Iacon: the multi-leveled capitol city; a megalopolis of unimaginable scale with massive, elegant towers of gold and silver that dwarf even the tallest titan. To the north of Iacon lies the Sea of Rust: the once-magnificent Crystal City turned into an inhospitable wasteland during the Great War. Storms of rust and acidic rain pummel the ruins, and a massive Insecticon hive is rumored to thrive on the lower levels. Other locations include the Burthov Spaceport, the Well of All Sparks, the Hydrax Plateau, and the cities of Kaon and Tyger Pax.
Also known as the Seething Moon, the surface of Hecate- Cybertron's first moon and the first colony to be established in the Age of Exploration- is riddled with Hot Spots; Energon-rich areas where bodliess sparks are formed and harvested to be placed in cold-constructed shells. The city of Polyhex contains a massive vault of harvested sparks, and Pescus Hex is the largest provider of shells on the moon, with the denizens of the city considering cold-construction an art form. Another noteworthy locale is Hot Spot 84, the largest and most active Hot Spot in all the Cybertronian Commonwealth.
A desert world too close to it's star to support any life during the day, the inhabitants of Velocitron live in mobile cities that crawl along the surface to stay in the safety of the night. These structures often link together to exchange resources and so that the people of Velocitron can interact. Velocitronians are extremely extroverted and energetic, and possess a fondness for sport and other forms of friendly competition. They all possess land-based vehicle modes and are faster and more agile than average Cybertronians.
The preferred method of entertainment on Velocitron is racing. The sport is so popular, in fact, that it's actually a cornerstone of Velocitronian culture. Disputes between cities and even elections are often decided on the race track, in addition to being held for pure entertainment. How this came to be is a mystery that not even the oldest Velocitronians know, but it seems to have worked out pretty well for them so far.
Notable locations on Velocitron include the cities of Delta and Navitas. Situated in the equator is the Scorched City, a mobile city that lost power and was claimed by the hellish inferno of the Velocitronian day.
Of the seven colonies established during the Age of Exploration, Gigantion is one of only two still flourishing. The planet is populated by hulking Titans and diminutive Minicons, who work together day-in and day-out to build new layers to a megacity of unfathomable scale, encompassing the entire planet. Gigantion Minicons are physically stronger and more resilient than others of their kind.
Unlike how Gigantion is portrayed in the Cybertron cartoon, the citizens of the planet to not abandon a layer once it has been completed; All ten layers of the planet are inhabited and can be traversed at leisure.
Originally a barren world used by various species across the galaxy to dump refuse, a colony ship crashed onto the surface back in the Age of Exploration, accidentally creating a Well which produced the first Junkions. Over the millennia, they divided themselves into a myriad of tribes, basing their society and dialect off human pop culture and media. Some are friendly (if a bit eccentric), most are weary of foreigners, but still good folk, but others are savage cannibals that roam the ring of debris around the planet, snatching up incoming ships and their unfortunate crew. The majority of the Junkions have refused to have their world connected to the Space Bridge network, meaning that the only way to and from Junkion is good ol' fashioned space travel. Unfortunately, the aforementioned cannibal tribes discourage such travel. Junkions are also noteworthy for being able to survive injuries that would prove fatal to most other Cybertronians, and can be repaired with astounding ease.
Junkion is surrounded by a ring of derelict starships and other debris, and the surface of the planet is not much different. Notable locations include the Howling Wastes, a vast plain littered with the broken hulls of starships; the Acid Sea, an ocean of hazardous chemicals populated by ravenous sharkticons; and the Pillar of Rust, an enigmatic tower located in the eye of a permanent storm of rust and acidic rain. Few have seen this tower and lived to tell the tale.
Founded shortly after the war of the Primes and the end of the Age of Exploration, Clemency is one of the many Cybertronian colonies that were decimated in the Great War. Rumors of precious treasures hidden on the world circulate throughout the Commonwealth, and the abandoned colony now serves as a popular hideout for pirates and outlaws.
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Primus, the god of life, order, and creation; had fought his brother Unicron, the god of death, chaos, and destruction, since the dawn of time. Neither had been able to gain the upper hand in their struggle; their opposite-yet-equal nature created a stalemate that lasted for eons. Eventually, Primus realized that he could not successfully combat his brother directly and withdrew to create the Thirteen, the first Primes and the original Cybertronians, to continue his battle as proxies.
The Thirteen Primes were:
Prima, the firstborn.
Vector Prime, the self-appointed Guardian of Space and Time.
Alpha Trion, the Prime of Wisdom.
Solus Prime, the Prime of Creation.
Micronus Prime, the first Minicon.
Alchemist Prime, the warlock.
Nexus Prime, the first combiner.
Onyx Prime, the Lord of Beasts.
Amalgamous Prime, the first Transformer.
Quintus Prime, the Prime of Life.
Liege Maximo, silver-tongued.
Megatronus, the Prime of War.
Optimus Prime, the first to bear the Matrix of Leadership.
The Thirteen trained and prepared for their destined battle with the Chaos Bringer for centuries. When the time finally came for them to fulfill that destiny, Quintus Prime created legions of smaller, less powerful Cybertronians to fight at their side. Among these were the original twelve Knights of Cybertron, who combined into a mighty dragon that Prima allegedly rode into battle. Using Vector's sword, Rhisling, the Thirteen and their army ambushed Unicron as he was feasting on a distant solar system. But Unicron was not caught completely unaware, having created four heralds of his own:
Nemesis Prime, who wielded the Dark Star Saber and the strength of all the Thirteen put together.
Ramjet, a psychopath who could warp the fabric of reality around him.
Infernocus, a hulking, fiery demon comprised of five hideous monsters.
Megabolt, a master of devastating arms rivaling even those of Megatronus.
The battle was like nothing the universe had even seen before, and likely will never see again. Nemesis Prime took on all the Thirteen single-handedly while Megabolt, Infernocus, and Ramjet tore into their armies, the slain joining Unicron's ranks as undead terrorcons. Realty was torn asunder around Unicron as both Ramjet and Vector Prime made full use of their abilities, and strikes from both Star Sabers and the Requiem Blaster flashed brighter than the brightest stars ever to exist in the cosmos. But the armies of the Primes began to dwindle, bolstering Unicron's forces, and Nemesis Prime held his own against his cousins. Overmatched and outnumbered, all hope seemed lost for the Primes, and indeed the universe.
Suddenly, in the darkest hour, there was light. Optimus Prime opened the Matrix of Leadership, bathing the entire system in Primus' divine power. Unicron's spark flared, his body collapsing into a singularity tore him apart from the inside and swallowed his heralds. The Thirteen and the remnants of their armies were barely able to escape in time, using Rhisling to warp back to Cybertron.
With Unicron defeated, the Primes became the leaders of the billions of Cybertronians that began to emerge from the Well of Allsparks. The Cybertronian race became one of scientific marvels and artistic wonders, and the Knights of Cybertron expanded into an order of elite warriors, upholding justice and morality and protecting Cybertron from invasion. Soon, their duties expanded to exploring the galaxy, discovering and befriending organic races like the Nebulons and creating colonies on uninhabited worlds to support the expanding population. This was the Age of Exploration, the first golden age of Cybertronian society.
It was not to last, sadly. Liege Maximo desired absolute power over the Cybertronian people, and plotted to murder his brothers and sister to obtain it. He ignited a civil war between the Primes and the Cybertronian people, intending to have the Thirteen kill each other and step in to rebuild Cybertron in his image in the aftermath. This plan was ruined, however, when he found himself battling with the rest of his siblings atop the Hydrax Plateau. In the end, the Thirteen all killed each other, and the larger war ended soon after. Prima, Onyx, Solus, Megatronus, Vector, Alpha Trion, Amalgamous, Micronus, Nexus, Quintus, and Optimus were laid to rest in a tomb built into the side of the Hydrax Plateau. Though the Cybertronians did eventually rebuild their civilization, it never regained the prowess and majesty it held in the Age of Exploration.
Some thousand years later, the Knights of Cybertron mysteriously vanished; no one knows how nor why. Some say that the order was simply disbanded, while others believe they ventured into the unknown regions of space and never returned for one reason or another. Whatever the cause, Cybertron moved on without them, and enjoyed roughly one-hundred million years of peace and prosperity. Several transformers were chosen to bear the Matrix and title of Prime during this time, but the Matrix went silent shortly before the Great War and was placed in the Tomb of the Primes. The tomb's exact location has since been lost to history.
This peaceful time was interrupted by the Great War between the Autobots and the Decepticons. The Decepticons were dissatisfied with Cybertron's position in the galaxy, feeling that they had been exploited by the organic races, with some of the more zealous claiming that the Transformers had a divine right to rule over them. The Autobots, in contrast, fought for the freedom of all sentient beings. The conflict engulfed all of Cybertron and her colonies, eventually spreading to and devastating other worlds, as well. Untold billions of lives of every species were claimed in the war, and entire planets were rendered uninhabitable.
The Great War began to come to an end about five thousand years later with a cease-fire after both sides realized that their warring had damaged the Allspark. After the Allspark was repaired and a brief reignition of conflict, the Autobots defeated the Decepticons in a climactic battle on Earth. The remaining Decepticon forces surrendered shortly after, and both factions were dissolved to ease the rebuilding of Cybertronian society and countless others that the war had decimated. Afterward, the newly-formed Cybertronian Commonwealth chose to isolate itself from the rest of the galaxy in a sort-of self-imposed exile for the devastation they had wrought.
Twenty-million years later, the Cybertronian Commonwealth is a peaceful utopia spanning a total of six worlds and moons. The Transformers have long-since faded into the myths and legends of most of the other races of the galaxy, and they have enjoyed a peaceful second golden age since the end of the Great War. But that all might change very soon...