As the Autobots and Decepticons continued to wage war on each other and every day life went on for the people of Earth, something new and unseen was about to begin.
Many thousands of light years away Shadow was immersed in the power of the void along with his brother Shadowcons while Nightshade was on Earth doing what she did best, disrupting everything around her. The Void was the true home of all sparks. Every spark that dwelled within every Autobot, Decepticon and Shadowcon alike was born from the Void. Shadow… like always, was troubled and tormented inside, but like always could not seem to understand why. Until now that was. As Shadow bathed in the darkness and calm silence of the Void his mind began to race back and forth until…nothing!!! Shadow went limp and began to drift as his spark went silent. Yet he somehow heard a voice as he looked around to see his fellow brothers also floating aimlessly.
“Shadow”, said the voice. The voice was strong and full of anger, yet calm and just all at the same time. Shadow began to speak. “How is this? How am I able to speak, yet I can no longer feel my spark?”
The voice again strong yet calm answered back. “Your spark is still within you just as it is with all of you.” Shadow looked around at his brother as they all gave him nods of agreement that they to did not feel their sparks as well but somehow knew they were still there. The voice then added. "You no longer feel the taint of evil that had hold of your sparks. You no longer feel the uncontrollable rage to destroy and kill aimlessly, yet you will still destroy and you will still kill.” Shadow was now very confused at this bit of information. The voice went on. “When you and your kin were revived by Megatron, the first thing you came into contact with was corruption, taint, pure evil!!” Shadow seemed to grasp to an extent what the voice was trying to tell him. “Megatron! Shadow said out laud as he continued, So what you are saying is much like any new created being we took on the likeness of the first being that we laid optics on. Much like the world we now fight on… its beings are of carbon base makeup. Their newly created life seems to take on the likeness and personality of its creators.” Havoc added, “Brother, they call the creators parents.” Shadow gave his smaller brother a nod of acknowledgement then spoke once again to the voice. “So after being in stases for many thousands of years, once we were revived by Megatron we took him on as a parent figure because we were not at full memory capacity and had no recollection of the past?” The voice answered. ”Now you understand. At one time all Autobots and Decepticons were neither good nor evil. They just were. I will give you the knowledge you will need to once again see.” In a flash Shadow and the others were engulfed in a raw energy. Even nightshade still on Earth felt this strange energy and change wash over her. Something had changed within them all. In the blink of an eye the Shadowcons in the Void were warped back to the human planet.
Shadow came out of his warp but the other Shadowcons were no where to be seen. This did not bother him as he could tell that they were also on the planet and safe. He could feel their very sparks as he flew over a well populated city. Suddenly he had a thought and cloaked and dropped down into the outskirts of the city. There in a building he could see a man in a white lab coat working on something.
Shadow thought to himself. “This scientist will help me a great deal.” Shadow knelt down next to the building and uncloaked.
The scientist was startled as he looked out the window and seen this mass of metal kneeling and looking back. The scientist some how could feel that this large monster of a machine meant no harm for the moment at least. He walked over to the window, opened it and looked Shadow in his optics as Shadow placed his had up to the window palm open and up. The scientist took the hint and stepped out to stand on Shadow’s hand. “I will not harm you human! Will you assist me in answering some questions?” The man gave Shadow a slow nod of a yes. Shadow’s chest canopy opened and he placed the man into his chest. As the canopy closed Shadow once again cloaked and took flight.
Once in the air Shadow tuned himself into the Nexus. The Nexus was the deepest darkest area in Shadow’s processing component of a brain. This was how he was able to communicate long distances with the other Shadowcons when he did not have the means to verbally communicate. Only this time the link went out to all Autobots, Decepticons and Shadowcons at the same time. “Those of you that do not know what’s going on or who the voice is you are now hearing, be not afraid. I Shadow am linked with each and every one of you. I have seen the path that our kind must take. There will still be war, death and destruction, only the rules have changed. I am now in-route to the Decepticon HQ. All Decepticon, Autobots and Shadowcons that feel the need to be enlightened will want to meet there. The Shadowcons have been cleansed of our taint. The pure evil that was once our salvation is no more. This does not mean we are good or even Autobot now, but it means we no longer follow the iron hand of Megatron either. You see we are not evil or good. We just are. In this I mean we are the way we as brothers and sisters were meant to be. We are one. We are whole. We have been given the hindsight to be just and proud very much like you Optimus, and your Autobots. But we still have the ability to be destructive, ambitious and kill if need be. Much like the Decepticons and very much like you Megatron, and you Starscream!! Only we will not kill and destroy aimlessly as you do. I shadow come to you as a messenger, as a Sheppard to a new beginning. I will not ask you to take up arms next to me because your foolish pride and faith demands it such as you Autobots. I will not demand you fight on the side of darkness as you kill and destroy just because you can and because you are afraid of your leader who would just as fast kill you because he could. I do not ask or demand you follow me as your Leader, Lord, Master or Savior. I beg you all to see the path I am laying out before you and become one as my brothers and sisters once more as it was meant to be.
Now I know some of you, most of you will not take the path that I have laid down before you but those of you that do answer my call will no longer be Autobot or Decepticon. You will be Shadowcon and my brother or sister once more as it was intended to be. Look at your respective leaders. Optimus… good, just and everything that a bot is meant to be. All Lies!!!! A true leader would not damn his civilization to extinction such as you did by launching the Allspark into deep space, and would not fight a meaningless war on another civilizations planet even knowing the very thing you war over, the Allspark is no more.
A true Lord such as you Megatron, would call yourself would never demand the carnage you demand just to please your hunger for more power. A true Lord would only take up arms to protect his civilization from other more dark and ruthless beings. But in your optics there is no other being more ruthless then you and because of this you feel you can crush anyone or thing under your iron had. This oh great Lord Megatron is your undoing and this is why your very own warriors plot at every moment to bring you down. You have installed into their memories that you are the strongest and there is no other above you. So then if there is no one above you for you to subjugate then those under you would be the ones to try and topple you. Is this not right Starscream?
You… Optimus and you… Megatron are lost to the ways of the pure and I truly see no way for your sparks to be helped. I truly am sorry and saddened but will show all others that want to be one with good and evil the path to enlightenment. I will be stationed at Decepticon HQ. All are welcome as I still have much to bring to the forefront and will answer any questions you may have.
OOC… ok guys I will be on about 10:30 or 11:00 eastern standard time unless something comes up beforehand. Other wise I hope to see you guys on.