Post by Jazzman Crothers on Feb 1, 2013 18:22:37 GMT -5
Home world of the Transformers, the children of Primus.
Eons before the first civil war, Cybertron lived in peace under the guidance of the Original 13 Transformers. Of those 13, the one known as Prima guarded the most cherished artifact on Cybertron, the one link the Transformers had to their creator, the Matrix. Within his Star Saber, Prima maintained balance on Cybertron, and it was to remain so until the last star in the universe burned out.
Or so it was meant to be. For the great balance was disturbed by an unwelcome force that invaded and took over Cybertron. These invaders, an alien race who called them the Quintessons, dominated the peaceful planet and assumed total control. Like the Transformers, then Quintessons were too a robotic race. However no one knew where they came from and why they enslaved Cybertron. As a final insurance to keep the Transformers under control, their spirits were broken when the Quintessons destroyed all knowledge of Primus, Unicron and the Matrix. Prima himself disappeared, his fate unknown.
The Transformers, the ones who were created to guard the universe from the threat of chaos, are now slaves to merciless masters. They have been left with no hope for freedom, except for the rumours and the fables that a great warrior race will emerge from their ranks, lead by one of the original 13 Transformers and that the Matrix will one day resurface.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Feb 1, 2013 18:27:15 GMT -5
Your character starts off as a slave. They are not a Blademaster, yet! In the history section of your character's the tech spec, it should reflect your characters story as a slave.
The Quintessons have stolen your identity from you. Plus, the tech spec has a former name slot as well. A slave name is simply the first letter of your characters name and a random number of your choice.
There are no Autobots or Decepticons. All Transformers are slaves who work as laborers, workers, data processor or servants. There is no warrior line.
All firearms fire either bullets or electricity bolts and they are used by Quintesson warriors. Lasers and other energy weapons that fire projectiles are reserved for large weapons of war.
No Transformer can fly or hover in robot mode. Technology isn't that advanced at this time. But they can glide if they put it in their tech spec.
Your sword or melee weapon of choice can not deflect bullets, lasers or electric blasts. This isn't Star Wars or some hyper-action super hero movie. You want to deflect an attack, your best bet would be to invest in a shield.
Transformers can not use their projectile weapons in vehicle mode. Technology isn't that advanced at this time.
You will notice that the Character Creation guide is much like the Renegade one but it has been scaled down to less items. The reason is to make it seem that this story is taking place in a far less advanced time for technology.
All Transformers think they were created by the Quintessons. In this reality, all Transformers actually crawled out of the Well of Sparks. But they are told that the Well of Sparks is actually where the Quintessons allow them to come online for the first time and must fight their way out to prove their worthiness to serve their masters.
The reason why the Quintessons have held back the truth about where the Transformer really came from was to crush the spirits of the Transformers to prevent an uprising and rebellion.
There are no energy powered swords, I want to avoid anything like a lightsaber. And there are no bows and arrows. To me that too human like and unpractical for Transformers, that and I want to avoid silly D&D cliches. I have allowed crossbows.
Primus and Unicron are treated as myths. There is no one true myth yet known of these two mythical Gods. Much of what is known about them is treated as an over zealous religious cult.
No one knows about the origin 13 Transformers, except for the Quintessons. This is one of their most guarded secrets.
The "Weapons/Equipment/Special Abilities" section of the character creation guide can reflect what the Blademaster used to be when they were a slave. A character with magnetic abilities may have been moving large objects. A character with a drill or a buzz saw could have been a builder.