Transformers Universe MUX
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"Old One"? *I'll* show you Old Ones!

TP Name: Dweller in the Depths TP

Primary Characters: Bombshell, Cyclonus, Dweller, Hubcap, Hurricane, Jetfire, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Plunder, Scourge, Scrapper, Sideswipe, Starscream, Sunstreaker, the Technobots, Typhoon, UberSeeker, Windshear

Primary Factions: Autobots, Decepticons

Primary Location: Cybertron; Earth

Date: October 2012 through 2014

Exposure

On around and soon after Cyberdate 90354.61, the following Autobots and Decepticons were exposed to what was later colloquially identified as the “Dweller virus”:

Exposed: The Constructicons, Insecticons, and a few of the Seekers and Sweeps
Proved Immune: Scourge, Soundwave, and Starscream
Infected Autobots: Jetfire, Hubcap, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, and the Weatherbots
Infected Decepticons: Mixmaster, Bombshell, Plunder, and the Terrorcons

History

Pre-MUX continuity

Long before the Quintessons had even created the robots which would one day become the Transformers, their early experiments centered around a fusion of technology and organic material. One of their creations was an unstoppable abomination known as the Dweller. They managed to defeat the Dweller and the rest of the Trans-Organic monsters and seal them away deep within the bowels of Cybertron.

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MUX History

Dweller in the Depths TP

Millions of years later, in 2012, while gathering parts in a crypt to restore two dead Seekers, a group of Decepticons encountered a long-dormant nanovirus that was re-activated by their body energy. The nanovirus mutated, causing different effects in each Decepticon.

Plunder, Sweep Sunder, and Windshear were among the first infected, as well as Jetfire of the Autobots. Windshear first noticed something was wrong when Prowl punched him and his armor simply crumbled. After they returned to Trypticon they were quarantined when Starscream maglocked the medbay, but they still managed to infect Mixmaster, who was studying them.

Windshear infected Bombshell, and together they escaped Trypticon. Starscream pursued them, but ultimately let Windshear go. Bombshell subsequently hid Windshear in the Insecticon base.

Windshear then went to New Orleans looking for energy, and infected Hubcap.

Soundwave cured Windshear, but Hubcap re-infected him, causing Windshear's virus to mutate. Although cured again, Windshear remained somehow connected to the Dweller.

The Decepticons traveled to Cybertron to open the crypt of a horrible uber-Seeker mangler, but he was not in his sarcophagus where he was supposed to be.

In seeking the Dweller, nano-virus-controlled Bombshell and Windshear sought a path to the Hiberation Chamber through the tunnels beneath Kalis, only to be stopped by the Centurion droids.

When Hurricane, Typhoon, and the Weatherbots entered the Kalis tunnels, the Centurion droids attacked them, only to be easily defeated in their weakened state. Bombshell and Windshear returned, and Windshear took control of the droids, leading them down into the Underworld. Unfortunately for Windshear, the Uber-Seeker took control of the droids at once, and used them for defense in a fight between the Uber-Seeker and Windshear. During the fight, the Dweller was released from its subterranean prison, and proceeded to eat or smash the remaining droids, as well as the Uber-Seeker himself.

The Dweller was released from beneath Cybertron, and when his thrall Hubcap was taken into Darkmount, the Dweller followed, laying siege to Polyhex.

Mixmaster returned to Polyhex to "recruit" more followers for the Dweller, only to be subdued and cured by Starscream. In return, Mixmaster promised the help of Devastator against the Dweller.

With Hubcap's assistance, the Dweller took over Polyhex, and immediately began draining energy from the heat fissures feeding the smelting pools. Eventually, the Dweller had drained so much heat energy that the smelt in the pools cooled and hardened, forming a cap over the magma. With this source of energy cut off, and the remaining citizens of Polyhex killed, eaten, fled, and/or converted to energy zombies, the Dweller was ready to move on.

In 2013, Hubcap announced that he intended to surrender himself to Decepticon authorities. However, once they arrived, Hubcap stated that his "master" (the Dweller) was "done here." Soon after, Hubcap trigged bombs his forces had planted around Polyhex, and destroyed the center of Polyhex, killing any remaining refugees in hiding and severely damaging Darkmount and Decepticon HQ.

The Dweller, having drained Polyhex's energy reserves and absorbed enough heat to solidify the smelting pit (thus cutting off that source of energy), moved on, heading next towards Iacon.

However, the Dweller was instead drawn back to Polyhex by Windshear, who lured the Dweller to attack the Quintesson ship there. The Dweller attacked the ship, invading its Space Bridge Nexus and destroying all the Quint ships connected to the network, thus unintentionally freeing Earth and Cybertron from Quintesson attack and control.

In 2014, First Aid was able to reverse the effects of the Dweller virus on the Weatherbots, using a modified version of the cure developed by Jetfire and Starscream.

Logs/Posts

2012

  • September 30 - "In Confidence" - Crosscut and Spike discuss Marissa's recruitment.

Jetfire

2013

See Also

Continued in Space Cthulhu TP
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