The surface of the table reformed into a model of Cybertronian space, displaying miniatures of every world in the Commonwealth, along with the dozen or so colonies that had been lost in the Great War. They all pulsed with a blue light, as if the computer within the table was attempting to establish a connection with something on each of the planets...
Mechanisms long-dormant within the Grand Museum jolted to life, opening forgotten passageways and activating holographic displays written in Cyberglyhpics. The engines of an ancient ship, docked within a hangar in the museum, roared as they filled with flame, green exterior lights dancing along it's hull. Statues of two massive Knights, kneeling on either side of the museum's main entrance, rose to their feet and pointed their swords out to the sky, and the surrounding crowd gasped.
The ship rumbled as its' remaining systems began to climb to near-full functionality. The crest, along with the intricate patterns on the walls and floor of the ship's corridors, flashed with a blue light, and more secret rooms and passages like this one began to reveal themselves.
Colony ships in Hot Spot 84, a gorge on Junkion, and the organic world at the heart of the Gigantion megalopolis began to reactivate in a similar fashion.