Ultra Magnus steps to the center of the platform as a spotlight fixes upon him and Salvation's captains. With a groan Megatron slowly pushes himself upward in the background.
Magnus looks around at first, gauging the crowd. Then, he begins to speak.
"Good evening," he greets our heroes solemnly, his authoritative voice echoing across the dock. "For five hundred years, you all have likely seen me as the Autobot Supreme Commander. You've seen each other just by these badges that we wear," he says, tapping one of the red sigils on his shoulders.
"But tonight," he continues, "I am not speaking to you as the leader of the Autobots. Tonight, these badges are meaningless; we are all cybertronians again, united in pursuit of a common goal..."