The Praxus Mines were once the site of a Decepticon-controlled internment camp, where captured Autobots and neutrals were forced to toil constantly to bring up minerals from deep near the core of Cybertron. However, the captives have since been rescued, and now the mines are worked by a much smaller crew of neutrals who have volunteered to work here in exchange for payment in energon rations.
Access to the mining area goes through a large, central tower, which is surrounded by the barracks the miners use in between shifts. Each set of barracks is cut off from the others by two laser fences and a pathway the guards utilize for surveillance and to protect the ore from raiders and scavengers. At various locations inside the camp towers stand, among which is the Decepticon High Command Aerie, where the various Decepticon guards live and from which further surveillance occurs. One large laser fence surrounds the entire camp, and Decepticon and neutral guards regularly monitor and patrol the perimeter.