You all know how this goes: "In the time before time, a Rubik's Cube of epic proportions crashed on a rock and gave it life."
Well, it didn't go quite that way...
Ya see, what actually happened was that a being named Primus was born. A counter-balance to his "older brother" Unicron. It was only after creating our ancestors, the Thirteen, that Primus was able to overpower Unicron and banished him to an "Astral Plane". A place beyond time and space where Unicron could do no damage.
After this war, Primus believed that his continued physical existence was no longer necessary, and formed his body into what would become the core of our planet, Cybertron.
Millennia passed, and we lived in peace, until a powerful relic was found on the edge of our solar system. This relic would later be termed the "AllSpark" in reference to its ability to bestow life upon things which were never intended to have it.
The current ruling class on Cybertron deemed it an "artifact with no purpose beyond flagrantly defying Primus's will" and had it locked up in a massive super-max prison in the city-state of Kaon.
Centuries later, a records clerk named Orion Pax discovered the AllSpark's true purpose. It was a fail-safe created by Primus to continue to populate Cybertron in the event that he was killed. Orion took this knowledge to the Cybertronian High Council in Iacon and was found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to death. However, a wise, old Cybertronian who went by the name of Kup pitied Orion, and managed to get the archivist's sentence reduced to 100 years in the Pits of Kaon, an infamous gladiatorial venue.
It was here that the clerk met and befriended a being with a dream of a unified Cybertron, Megatronus. Megatronus was well favored in the Pits, and did his best to make sure that whenever Orion fought, it was always against the weaker foes, to insure the archivist's survival.
Yet more time passed and both Orion and Megatronus had ended up seeing their visions realized. Cybertron was truly at peace for the first time since the Era of the Primes.
Through many events, Orion had come to posses an artifact of great power, the Matrix of Leadership, and became the most famous desk-jockey in the known universe, Optimus Prime.
As a reward for guiding Orion through his meteoric rise to fame, Megatronus was given the office of Lord High Protector (Cybertron's equivalent of Vice-President/Commander-in-Chief). To reflect his new status, the former gladiator re-branded himself with a name more befitting his new position of power, Megatron.
Megatron and Optimus would continue to lead Cybertron into what many titled the Golden Age, but then it all fell apart...
As you can see, this is probably the first Tranfsormers-based piece of literature on the Boards. It is also my first (non-RP) work of literature as well. I hope that all who read this enjoy it, and that it may continue past the prologue above.
(Note: this will not be following one continuity, but rather mixing aspects from several. For those of you who can't bear to see your favorite franchise so horrifyingly muddled, this is [obviously] not for you.)
(Another note: For those of you who view the Decepticons as pure evil, this will definitely conflict with that viewpoint, so it's probably not for you either.)
(A third [and hopefully final] note: This will have no concrete update-schedule, but I will try to get it to follow as close to a monthly-or-quicker pattern as is possible.)