I've been thinking that since we've had some newcomers join the RP and the evolving story has undergone so many changes it would be right to chronicle this ongoing story we've created. Since our roleplay storyline deviates a great deal from the events of G1-Transformers and includes elements from many of the later Tranasformer series, it may be confusing to a newcomer to understand what is going on or events that are referenced by players who've been around a while. Thus, this is going to become my new project, the chronicle everything that has happened in this RP in a single place. This space may also be used for questions or clarifications of past roleplay events. Personally I like to think of our story as Transformers G-1, Season 5+. Too bad we can't get toys of our respective characters made though, we're not Hasbro endorsed.
PART I: The Beginning
In the beginning there was the Kolkular Energon Bar, the reason this part of TFL is so named. It was built through partnership between Megatron and a mysterious transformer named Time Traveler (or TT for short) who bore no aliegence to either faction although considered an Autobot by many. The Energon Bar was a neutral zone, a place all Transformers could go to relax and interact. A strict 'no weapons' policy was enforced at the door by TT. All who entered, including Megatron, were to leave their weapons at the door. Despite this policy, there were still tensions between the Autobots and Decepticons who frequented the bar. To deal with this, separate seating areas were created for both factions although the two often interacted. There was also a human-sized section of the bar where characters like Spike or Marisa Fairborn could go to chat or meet up with the Autobots. The bar had all the modern Cybertronian conveniences, including Restrooms for both genders of transformer. It was in these restrooms that many of the bar's signficant events too place. Later it was discovered that Megatron had a secret laboratory built into The Engine Room located beneath the bar. Eventually, due to the 'no weapons' policy, events began to occur in areas Outside of the Energon Bar and even in The Streets of Cybertron.
The original regulars at the Energon Bar included:
Rodimus Prime (Hot Rod at this point)
Delita-1 (a Decepticon version of Elita-1)
Inferno (Beast Wars continuity)
Once the members had suffciently settled into the Energon Bar and into their character's personalities, various Decepticon schemes began to occur. They primarily centered around Megatron or Galvatron trying to attain the Matrix of Leadership from Optimus Prime. The first of these occured while Megatron was on temporary leave and had left Galvatron in charge. The Decepticons plotted to get the Autobots drunk by buying them round after round of drinks and then loot the unconcious Autobots. This plot was foiled by inactivity, Galvatron did however cut a leg off Optimus Prime's barstool making him fall.
Shortly after this, character backstories began to develop. It was revealed that Delita-1 was indeed the Elita-1 who had had a relationship with Optimus Prime. She had been captured and reprogrammed by Shockwave and Galvatron (considering him her creator). It was also shown that Rodimus Prime and Arcee in this continuity had a relationship. Optimus Prime began making advances towards Delita-1 which culminated in the two exiting the bar separately. They were spotted together in an alley outside of the bar by Galvatron.
Delita-1, under suspicion from Inferno and Galvatron, attempted to prove her loyalty to the Decepticons by stealing the Matrix of Leadership from Optimus. Little did the Decepticons know that the Autobots had replaced it with a false Matrix. Megatron departed with Galvatron and TT to his Engine Room beneath the bar in order to fullfill his latest scheme. He planned to use the Matrix to power a great engine within Cybertron which would allow him to move the planet iteslf and use it as a great warship to conquer the Universe. Discovering that the Matrix he had been given was fake, Megatron flew into a rage. He and Galvatron found Delita-1 and attacked her mercilessly, leaving her broken form for the Autobots to find.
A short time later, Optimus Prime discovered what Megatron had done to his once-love and flew into a rage. Completely forgetting himself, he challenged Megatron to a duel to the death in the streets outside of the Energon Bar. Optimus Prime, fueled by hatred for Megatron, quickly took the upper hand. Megatron reminded him that no matter how powerful his hate had made him, Galvatron would quickly come to Megatron's aid should he require it and that Prime 'couldn't beat them both'. It was at that moment that Rodimus Prime appeared, claiming that he had accepted the real Matrix and once again become his more powerful alter ego. He stated that he could take care of Galvatron should the other choose to enter the battle. Arriving with Rodimus were Arcee and a newly rebuilt Elita-1. Seeing his love restored to her Autobot self, Optimus Prime realized what he was doing and called off the fight. Giving Megatron a stern warning, which he received in turn from Megatron, he left with Elita-1.
Meanwhile Time Traveller had discovered some very disturbing events.
PART I comes from the following roleplay threads if you'd like to read for yourself:
Best Energon This Side of Polyhex: pages 1-6
Decepticon Table: pages 1-4
Outside The Bar: page(s) 1
There also had existed Autobot Table, Human Booth, Ladies Room, and Engine Room but they have been deleted.