“Before time began, there was ... the Cube. We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds, and fill them ... with life. That is how our race was born. For a time we lived in harmony, but like all great power, some wanted it for good ... others for evil. And so began the war. A war that ravaged our planet until it was consumed by death. And the cube was lost to the far reaches of space. We scattered across the galaxy, hoping to find it and rebuild our home; searching every star, every world. And just when all hope seemed lost, message of a new discovery drew us to an unknown planet called ... Earth. But we were already too late.” – Optimus Prime
For millions of years, Cybertron has been home to sentient robotic life. These Cybertronians are commonly known as ‘Transformers’. These Transformers are divided into two factions, the peaceful Autobots and the power hungry Decepticons. At one time, Cybertron knew peace, but that was a very long time ago… The Allspark, also known as the Cube, is the most powerful artifact on Cybertron and generally agreed in the rest of the universe as well. The Allspark has the ability to create life, housing unimaginable power within itself. The Autobots wished only to protect it along with their planet, resorting to violence only when absolutely necessary. The Decepticons sought to use it’s power to seize control of the rest of the universe.
War raged on and off on their home planet, the Allspark lost and recaptured on several occasions. A final battle was waged and the Allspark was secretly cast away so the Decepticons could never find it. The disappearance of the Allspark did not remain secret for long, however, it’s final destination was never found. The war against the Decepticons was eventually won, Cybertron once again seeing a time of peace while the Decepticons scattered across the galaxy.
Decades became centuries, but even for a long lived race like the Cybertronians, nothing lasts forever. Energon, their main source of fuel, was starting to become scarce. The planet was producing too little and producing energon by other means was very costly. This drove the Autobots to search out the Allspark once more, a search the Decepticons had one very big lead on. The vaguest of clues lead both factions slowly closer to their goal till one solar cycle, the race was suddenly on. The location had finally been discovered; a far off planet in an underdeveloped part of the universe, a nearly forgotten planet inhabited by organic life by the name of ‘Earth’.
This game takes place in it’s own universe, essentially taking the place of Transformers: Animated when it comes to time frame. This means that G1, G2, and the happenings of the Beast Wars in Earth’s past have all happened, but before the time the Maximals and Predicons that are in Beast Wars comes about as it’s supposed to be an extremely distant future. Though these events have occurred, they are not likely to come into play too often as they are in the past and this is a whole new generation of Transformers. Transformers: Animated and the movies are not cannon with is universe and so haven’t happened. Many of the classic Autobots and Decepticons have been reborn as well, so they will still be there, but as new incarnations rather than older ones.
The Earth is a little more futuristic than present day, robotics commonly used as well as things like flying cars and a settled colony on the moon. Artificial intelligence is still something humans haven’t delved too deeply into in fear of what might come about. Realistically speaking, as the Transformers have come to Earth in the past, humans do know of their existence, though the large lapse in time has caused the short lived humans to assume they will never return. None the less, the past brush with the Decepticons has resulted in trepidation to develop intelligent machines…
The story itself will be starting the the Autobots and Decepticons racing towards Earth in hopes of snatching up the Allspark first. I will be creating many threads to accommodate the various locations as well as provide further information regarding the workings of the universe, types of Cybertronians and how their lives function and other such information. Cannon characters will be NPCs at the start but can be applied for though gaining control of one will be fairly difficult to make sure the characters are portrayed more accurately. This is not to say they will be carbon copies of their previous incarnations, but they should have some similarities. Original characters are encouraged.
NOTE: This is intended to be an adult rp, though please do not sacrifice plot. I will be setting this up in the Play-By-Post: Non-Consensual Exotic Freeform Small Groups forum as Decepticons can get a little vicious… I would like people to ask permission of each other before hand however so we don’t step on any toes please…
Please post your interest as well as any suggestions about things you might like to see in the rp! As soon as there is enough interest I will be setting up an OOC thread where character applications can be submitted as well as OOC banter. An Information thread will be set up as well to hold all the important informations and links to outside sources as well as approved character sheets. The rest of the IC game threads will also be created soon after this.
Interest so far:
Enough people to start the game! <3
EDIT: As some of the RP can take place on Earth and a human colony on the moon, humans are indeed character options.