- Name: Delusion
- Faction: Dominicon
- Species: Transformer
- Function: INTERROGATOR
- Division: Security
- Sub-Group: Dominicon
- Type: OFC
|“||To break someone, that’s easy. To make them strong enough to resist breaking? That’s hard.||”|
DELUSION is a connoisseur of pain, of all the ways it can be used to break someone physically and mentally but also the subtle ways it can be applied to promote growth and action over complacency and immaturity. With the shift from Decepticon security team to neutral faction ruling and shepherding Valvolux to strength and greatness, Delusion uses the former techniques less and the latter more. She remains an excellent martial artist and judge of others’ intentions, her sharp senses enabling her to read even the smallest hesitation of an opponent in either an arena or a debate. Delusion is capable of projecting holograms of exacting detail to set a scene, provide a visual aid in discussion, or baffle her enemies temporarily.
Delusion transforms into a Sukhoi Su-57 jet fighter, a twin engine aircraft well suited to her interest in aerial maneuvers. When in robot mode, she carries a metal whip with multiple heads capable of carrying an electrical charge of varying capacity. She is remarkably intelligent but often socially distant, sticking to the role she’s there to perform over making personal connections.
- 1 Description
- 2 History
- 3 OOC Notes
- 4 Logs / Posts
- 4.1 2018
- 4.1.1 Jun 02 - Decepticon attack on Valvolux
- 4.1.2 6-3 - "Old mech, new tricks"
- 4.1.3 June 6 - "Valvolux: Another Problem for the Pile"
- 4.1.4 Jun 20 - "Artistic Outlets"
- 4.1.5 Jun 21 - "Knightmare's Plans"
- 4.1.6 Jul 07 - Status Report on Valvolux
- 4.1.7 Jul 12 - Report: Bulwark
- 4.1.8 July 24 - "Planning and Logistics"
- 4.1.9 July 30 - "A Captive of Delusion"
- 4.1.10 September 3 - "Nemesis Shows His Face"
- 4.1.11 September 30 - "A Present for Vortex"
- 4.1.12 October 30 - "Valvolux Festival, Day One"
- 4.1.13 Nov 07 - Preliminary Findings
- 4.1.14 November 10 - "Careful Conversation"
- 4.1.15 November 14 - "To Protect Valvolux"
- 4.1.16 Nov 17 - Information Report
- 4.1.17 December 9 - "Spike Sight-Sees"
- 4.1.18 December 11 - "Catching Up"
- 4.1.19 December 20 - "Law and Order"
- 4.1.20 December 23 - "Keep the Peace"
- 4.1.21 December 27 - "Kick Him When He's Down"
- 4.2 2019
- 4.2.1 May 29 - Epidemic Report
- 4.2.2 May 29 - Combat in Harmonex
- 4.2.3 July 16 - "Show Your Mettle"
- 4.2.4 July 25 - "City Business in Valvolux"
- 4.2.5 August 12 - "Throwdown in Valvolux"
- 4.2.6 August 29 - "Dangerous Femmes"
- 4.2.7 Sep 17 - Archive in Harmonex
- 4.2.8 September 22 - "The Fallen Attacks Iacon- Dominicon Perspective"
- 4.2.9 October 1 - "Discretion Has Ideas"
- 4.2.10 October 12 - "Flowers in the Market"
- 4.2.11 October 25 - "Scraplets, part two"
- 4.2.12 October 26 - "Studying the Crystals"
- 4.2.13 November 1 - "Another Day in Harmonex"
- 4.2.14 Nov 07 - Battle at the South Pole
- 4.2.15 Dec 23 - Autobot Ambassador
- 4.3 2020
- 4.4 2021
- 4.1 2018
- 5 Players
Current description: At twenty-six feet, Delusion is tall and slender, her proportions stretched as if gravity does not have the same grip on her as it does most. Her armor is a strong alloy rounded to deflect blows, but still light for flight and maneuvering. Her color is primarily black, polished to a high gloss so it reflects back her surroundings in distorted shapes. The edges of each armored piece are lightly gilded, little more than a suggestion of brightness amid the dark expanse. Her broad wings bear a light barring of the same gold at the edges, as if feathered, the statement echoed by the sole helm decoration- a pair of pointed fins that barely interrupt the sleek shape.
Delusion bears a metal, multi-headed whip coiled at her right side and a laser pistol at her left, her only visible armament. She walks with predatory grace, her gold optics alert, and the Dominicon emblem proud on her wings.
Old description, prior to being rebuilt by Solus Prime: Twenty-six feet tall, Delusion is both taller and more slender than a standard seeker, as if she had been stretched slightly out of proportion. Her color is predominantly a glossy black, though the edges of the folded nose cone in her chest and the wings at her back are a liquid red the color of transmission fluid, the two colors meeting in a broken pattern similar to digital camouflage. Her strong armor is rounded to deflect blows, and she bears only one blaster on her left hip. At her right, she carries a multi-headed metallic whip that is studded with sharp teeth. Delusion carries herself with the precision grace of a spider, and her red optics are ever alert.
Delusion's history is unknown; her records before being assigned to Cybertron's moon have been sealed.
Delusion was the first of those who would eventually become the Dominicons to be sent to the Decepticon moon outpost. When Takedown was also posted there, the older femme took the younger Delusion under her wing (so to speak), drawing her out of her shell and teaching her how to dance and hold a conversation. When Discretion arrived on the outpost much later on, Takedown and Delusion both adopted the new seeker, acting as older siblings to the inexperienced Discretion. To this day, Delusion is closer to Takedown and Discretion than even the other members of the team.
Delusion has always been loyal to her teammates, more so than to the Decepticon cause.
In modern times, Delusion served the Decepticons on Earth. Discussion of conversion of the Dominicons into a combiner group had been shelved due to lack of resources until 2014, when all the Dominicons finally began the process of being upgraded to a combiner team. In 2015, Delusion witnessed a battle between Knightmare and Megatron. When Starscream intervened, the Domincons merged for the first time to form Dominicus. Megatron, however, showed his even greater power as he dispatched the combiner with one shot of his anti-matter cannon. After that, the Dominicons left the Decepticons and took off on their own.
Delusion transforms into a black Sukhoi Su-57.
Delusion has a goth perspective on things: life is pain, the world is full of evil, and the only good you get is made by your own hard work, energon, and oil.
Logs / Posts
Jun 02 - Decepticon attack on Valvolux
- Delusion appears on the screen, some of her armor scorched. She gives the camera a grim smile.* "The Decepticons resumed their attack on the neutral city of Valvolux today. Both Shockwave and Overlord showed up to lead the assault. Discretion and I decided to see what we could do to cause a little pain while we were in the area." She pauses, smile crooking a little higher. "We focused most of our energies on Blast Off, kept him busy. Shockwave broke through the Autobot walls himself. There's fighting in the streets now. Might be a good opportunity if we want to break some heads and establish a reputation. Delusion out."
6-3 - "Old mech, new tricks"
Imager shows off, and Encore gets an idea out of it.
June 6 - "Valvolux: Another Problem for the Pile"
The Dominicons report in with something worth knowing.
Jun 20 - "Artistic Outlets"
Delusion and Knightmare discuss interior decorating.
Jun 21 - "Knightmare's Plans"
Jul 07 - Status Report on Valvolux
- Delusion appears on the screen, a large scorch mark on her armor but otherwise unharmed.*
Discretion and I have been patrolling Valvolux to speak with the inhabitants and harry the Decepticons. So far, we have found that the native opinion is as mixed as ever, but we were able to confirm that the Autobots don't have plans to stay even if they succeed in somehow driving off the Decepticons. As for the Decepticons themselves, they've begun sending in their better warriors. After a day of running off small fry, Discretion and I discovered Sixshot threatening three of the locals. We sent him packing between the two of us. He's arrogant but definitely better than the regulars running amuck.
We'll continue to investigate as the opportunity arises. Delusion out.
Jul 12 - Report: Bulwark
>*Delusion appears on the screen, sitting at her console with fingers steepled as she organizes her thoughts.*<
I learned quite a lot today while visiting the Autobot Camp. I request your patience while I elaborate.
- The Autobots did send an expedition down to trace the power drain that Discretion had identified. While under the city, they discovered and opened a stasis pod holding Bulwark. The door to his chambers is said to be impressive - I have heard descriptions of some kind of illuminated pageantry regarding the Thirteen, Solus Prime in particular, but I have not seen any of the rumored recordings myself.
- While in the depths, they also found a tribe of misshapen Cybertronians who possessed a cube and a prisoner that interpreted the artifact for them. The prisoner was not recovered - he is dead and buried on Valvolux grounds.
- Earlier today, an Autobot named Dust Devil was chased by a bug-like mutated Cybertronian who had a message from Megatronus: a demand that Bulwark turn over the cube or Valvolux will be destroyed.
- Bulwark is not concerned about the outcome of a contest between himself and Megatronus. I saw as much by how he reacted. Whether this is from false confidence or true power is uncertain. However, rumors fly through the Autobot camp of how he defeated Elita One in a spar, despite her martial arts prowess, and he is said to be the mysterious Founder of whom the Valvoluxians tell stories.
- He does not intend to join in the war, either as Autobot or Decepticon. He does not even wish to rule Valvolux. I did gain a promise from him to inform us before he confronts those threatening Valvolux. He is willing to cooperate with us, but I believe anything formal must be hashed out between him and Knightmare- I can't speak for you completely, ma'am, and he knows it.
I shall continue to investigate. Delusion out.
July 24 - "Planning and Logistics"
Delusion and Discretion are planning a supply run. Backblast introduces himself.
July 30 - "A Captive of Delusion"
Acid Storm finds himself the guest of the Dominicons.
September 3 - "Nemesis Shows His Face"
After being missing for a year or more, Nemesis suddenly shows up at Valvolux's gate.
September 30 - "A Present for Vortex"
Delusion calls up Vortex to give him a gift.
October 30 - "Valvolux Festival, Day One"
It's a giant party in Valvolux, and everybody is in costume!
Nov 07 - Preliminary Findings
>*A simple text report logged into the Dominicon system*< I have completed my first patrol of the Harmonex area. Soundwave was present and attempted to assert his authority. It was a futile effort. Dust Devil arrived while I was there, and had a proposal for a committee to oversee Harmonex, made of three Decepticons, three Autobots, and three neutrals, so that no one faction could overrule the others but all had representation. As the idea has merit, I agreed to bring it to Knightmare for consideration. Soundwave has agreed to it in theory as well.
There is a functioning reactor underneath the city and the remnants of a shield generation system scattered through it. Additional supplies and labor will be required to fix what is there. Sensors could be added to the system easily. If some are available by my next patrol, I will install them myself. Delusion out.
November 10 - "Careful Conversation"
While repairing structures in Harmonex, its defenders trade some information without giving away too much.
November 14 - "To Protect Valvolux"
Valvolux's defenders prepare for danger.
Nov 17 - Information Report
>*Delusion sits, fingers steepled, in her report-giving posture.*< Given Bulwark's intention to avoid making weapons, we have focused on defensive or strategic measures. The greatest vulnerability is simply that The Fallen seems able to appear anywhere he wishes, which makes protecting any one location or person difficult. Bulwark proposed an interdiction field to prevent The Fallen from entering an area except in the more usual way, but creating such a thing required more knowledge about that entity than we currently possess. So we've been chasing leads.
Given the gravity of the situation, Soundwave was willing to be a bit more free with information than usual. It seems that Alpha Trion's personality is still coherent within Vector Sigma and can be spoken to by those who can reach that location. Most of what he learned was confirmation that Solus Prime and Megatronus did have a relationship that soured, and that the remaining Primes from that generation have largely vanished. Trion may be one of the few left in any fashion, if difficult to reach.
Bulwark and I both spoke with Maccadam. He has chosen to abandon his bar after havin been revealed to be one of the Thirteen. His advice for us on how to protect Valvolux was to abandon it as well, so that The Fallen could not use our affections or duties toward it against us. *Delusion pauses, giving the screen a flat look.* In any case, he did tell us that The Fallen was built with rancorite, which is an empathic metal that responds to emotional states. Our opponent is literally burning with rage. Knowing more about the properties of that metal may allow us to at least detect him specifically on any sensor net. Perhaps a method could be devised to exclude or repel it, as well, but again, more knowledge of the material is needed. It might be worthwhile to trawl what incomplete records we have access to.
When I spoke to Dust Devil, he mentioned an object used in the past to trap The Fallen, but he professes not to know what that object might be. Given The Fallen's previous interest in the cube known as the Oracle of Primus, I would suspect it is at least related to the matter. But it is possible that it is merely an object of power that The Fallen desires to better put his plans into motion. In his attack on Maccadam, he demanded lenses. He tried to take the Matrix from Optimus Prime. He is collecting whatever he can reach, it seems.
I will continue to pursue whatever threads of rumor I can. Delusion out. *Report ends*
December 9 - "Spike Sight-Sees"
Spike goes back to Harmonex to look around when he's not so pre-occupied.
December 11 - "Catching Up"
Delusion gives Knightmare an informal accounting of her recent activities.
December 20 - "Law and Order"
Dust Devil is traumatized and Soundwave seems to be at fault. Delusion is determined to learn what happened.
December 23 - "Keep the Peace"
Blaster spends some more time in Harmonex, and realizes just how difficult keeping the war out will be.
December 27 - "Kick Him When He's Down"
Soundwave is worried about his missing tape. Naturally, Delusion chooses now to test his patience.
- January 4 - "Springer Sculpts" - Springer works on a project in Valvolux, and attracts Dominicon attention.
- March 18 - "Bread and Circuses" - Bludgeon hopes for a grudge match and gets a Dinobot, while the Dominicons do their best to make friends.
- April 8 - "Hot Competition" - With the Valvolux Arena repaired, the games continue! Fiery combatants battle for glory.
May 29 - Epidemic Report
Delusion stands before the screen, hands clasped behind her back to deliver her report. "Given the possible repercussions of Dust Devil's news to us lately, I thought it prudent to seek out a secondary source for confirmation. I spoke with Backblast. He confirmed that the Autobots are also suffering from the plague that has afflicted Soundwave, and that Optimus Prime is among its victims. Optimus has temporarily stepped aside and named Star Saber to command the Autobots during his illness. In the meantime, they are researching a cure and supplied seven doses of a vaccine to prevent infection. I have placed that case in Takedown's care at the security office.
"I also informed Backblast of Dust Devil's presence in our city, so if you see the sniper about, that is unfortunately my fault." With that, Delusion ends her report.
May 29 - Combat in Harmonex
Delusion is a bit dusty in this image, unusually. "I hadn't expected to make another report quite this soon," she notes. "Soundwave and Imager fought within Harmonex until the both of them succumbed to the nucleon disease and seized in place. I found no sign of movement or other activity in either of them, but left them untouched where they were. A building was destroyed in their conflict and a few small crystals near it were broken." She holds up one of a handful of pieces she has to demonstrate. "No further damage."
July 16 - "Show Your Mettle"
Kup shows Delusion what an old mech can do.
July 25 - "City Business in Valvolux"
Delusion checks with Windsheer on the status of the refugees. Knightmare checks with Delusion on the status of the city.
August 12 - "Throwdown in Valvolux"
Centuritron has publicly challenged Knightmare to a duel for Valvolux! They square off in the arena.
August 29 - "Dangerous Femmes"
Delusion and Airachnid meet in the market, chat about killing and torture.
Sep 17 - Archive in Harmonex
Delusion reports in, looking a bit grimy at the moment. "The Autobot, Starlock, is not only a former citizen of Harmonex, but was apparently a librarian there. She led myself and Soundwave to where the library once stood, and the building is at least partially intact. Some of the data is recoverable as well. We have been retrieving what we can. I will bring back a copy of the information once the transfer is complete. Delusion out."
September 22 - "The Fallen Attacks Iacon- Dominicon Perspective"
October 1 - "Discretion Has Ideas"
October 12 - "Flowers in the Market"
October 25 - "Scraplets, part two"
October 26 - "Studying the Crystals"
Delusion examines the crystals and discusses events with Soundwave.
November 1 - "Another Day in Harmonex"
Nov 07 - Battle at the South Pole
Delusion appears, making a report from the field with Discretion's help. "Knightmare, your premonition of some significant event turned out to be correct. A portal opened near the South Pole. It appears to have opened to some alternate time or dimension, but the same exact location on whatever other Cybertron it came from. A number of Dire Wraiths stepped through, and were opposed. Discretion and I fought, but also one of the local neutrals belonging to a tribe close by, the Autobot Starlock, the Decepticon Harbinger, and a pair of humans using Cybertronian and other technology.
"While we were fighting, another stepped through that opposed the wraiths. She struck a killing blow upon their leader but lost consciousness. With the leader gone, the portal closed and his minions were easy prey. I am staying long enough to make certain none of the creatures remain to cause trouble, and to speak with the locals.
"The creatures taunted as they fought- that they would convert those who fell to them, use their bodies to make more of their own kind. That process was cut short so far as I could see, but I'm not a doctor. The one who came through and fought them, though. The leader implied that she was already infected in some fashion. Autobots are tending her for now, but we're keeping a watch on that situation as well. Delusion out."
Dec 23 - Autobot Ambassador
This is a voice report filed from the field by Delusion. "The Autobots have sent an official ambassador, and have chosen Dust Devil. Attached find the orders in question." A copy is duly attached. "He is in town and eager to get started." Report ends.
- January 2 - "Word Games with Cerebros" - Cerebros ends up arguing semantics with Dominicons.
- January 20 - "Philosophies of Peace" - Khamsin meets one of the Dominicons and asks Delusion's perspective.
- March 20 - "A Working Date" - Delusion invites Springer out for some combat and drinks after.
- March 21 - "A Crystal Conspiracy" - Delusion talks to Bulwark about one of her contingency plans.
- March 21 - "Cold Diplomacy" - Delusion visits Simfur to promote good relations and learn more about their culture.
Mar 21 - Mission to Simfur
Delusion reports in to the screen. "Following Illarion's orders to foster good relations with the beast-changers at the South Pole, I visited the city of Simfur, taking with me a few energon cubes as gifts. They gave me a cloak made from creature hides and a still bloody pneuma-lion tooth necklace. The leader, Gnashteeth, took the opportunity to show off by ordering a hunt while I was there, and when I requested to see the artisan techniques of his people, passed me off to one of his warriors. With his accent, I believe he is from our own city of Valvolux, likely fled during the upheaval of the siege or shortly after. His ascension to leadership is recent and resented enough for the warriors of Simfur to grumble about him. He doesn't know much about the city he rules. While we can likely trade with him, any relationship will likely be somewhat unstable until he either earns the respect of the rest of the city or is deposed for someone who can better speak for them."
She pauses to steeple her fingers. "All in all, it was an enjoyable visit. I captured images of the trade goods they have to offer and learned a few new crafting techniques that can be shared. If we pay lip service to Gnashteeth, I suspect he will be eager enough to establish trade so they can obtain more supplies, to the benefit of both their city and ours."
Apr 06 - Rodion
A voice-only report from Delusion. "Discretion was involved in an altercation with some thugs in Rodion. The Autobot Starlock was there, too. In the combat, the Deltaran Medical Facility was damaged. I unfortunately arrived too late to make a difference, but there were no fatalities. Discretion desires to assist in repairing the damaged facility. I have a short list of team that were working on the refinery and are now on clean-up duty that could be reassigned. I'd recommend offering some hazard pay to reimburse for the travel and working so close to Dead End. If this is approved, I can offer a contract to the teams in question immediately.
"Starlock expressed some willingness to work with Discretion on the question of repairs to the medical facility. Discretion volunteered to be the point of contact. Delusion out."
Apr 10 - Scraplets
A quick voice report from Delusion - "Springer asked to see me. It seems that the scraplets that were in our city have shown up in other places. He is investigating and promised to keep us updated on what he finds since it's of interest to us as well. Delusion out."
Apr 27 - Springer's debrief
Delusion appears and begins without preamble. "I spoke with Springer as soon as he awakened. He had been in the pit for some time, fighting off groups of scraplets while his captor watched. He never saw her. He told me there were originally five Wreckers on his team, and he confirmed one as dead. With him and Uplink rescued that leaves two more unaccounted for."
Delusion pauses to shift gears. "I examined his wounds and suspect that he may have been tortured personally as well as attacked by the scraplets, but the marks on his body were obscured by the scraplet bites and he does not remember any of it. Count that as speculation. Delusion out."
May 08 - Autobot Request
I spoke with Dust Devil yesterday. The Autobots wanted the security footage from Springer's private room in Valvolux Medical Center. I asked why, and was told that Springer has been sabotaged- his core is not retaining energy and he currently cannot leave a recharge bed. I have personally reviewed the footage myself and found no signs of sabotage nor anything compromising on it, so I have turned it over to the Autobots. It is believed that the sabotage was part of the torture Springer underwent while captured. Delusion out.
May 09 - Ran and Calyhex
Voice post. "When I took Ran to meet Calyhex, Calyhex reacted quite strongly, at first positively but then she transformed back into her city mode, apparently scared. Ran approached and spoke to try to calm her. They touched on accident, and the feedback from contact overwhelmed them both. Chromedome was the only one other than Calyhex to speak to me, so I asked him if there was a cityspeaker inside. There was not, thus I returned to Valvolux and took Ran to Solus Prime for treatment. I will stay with Ran until she awakens at least, since I volunteered for this. Delusion out."
5/12 - "IRC LOG: Dates"
Ghost ends up having a VERY strange conversation after bringing up she has a date.
May 23 - "Dominicon Meeting"
Illarion coordinates her Dominicons in their efforts.
June 25 - "Diplomatic Dents"
Jan 02 - Decepticon News
Delusion reports in, standing at ease as she addresses the screen. "A couple of things - first, the Decepticons have finally deigned to appoint an ambassador to our city, one Vizier. He appears to be a tape in the shape of dragon, more oriental in form than Bulwark. Second, I received confirmation from Dust Devil that there has been interference with some of the trade routes near Altihex and Nova Cronum. Some dirty mines were planted near there and the resulting radiation is making some of those roads hazardous. I am appending a copy of the map so that our people can be aware of the hazard. Delusion out."
Said map is attached with reported radiation highlighted.
Jan 23 - Autobot request
So, Dust Devil wanted a meeting to discuss trade policy. He mentioned that the Autobots not only need parts, but also energon, and mentioned the possibility of a mutual protection agreement to protect the traders. We'll need to decide how much energon and manufacturing capacity is available for negotiations. Delusion out.
Delusion is played by Stryck.