Convinced that he is alone on the battered Decepticon battle cruiser (except for a red and pink Seeker he did not recognize and was unable to reactivate), the Autobot Drumroll
stumbles to a communications center and opens all channels, hoping to receive some transmissions to indicate someone else is still alive and functional nearby.
He does not simply wait for any such transmissions, though, but immediately begins broadcasting on all channels as well. "This is the Autobot Drumroll, aboard the Decepticon battle cruiser..." (he glances around for some sort of ship identifier) "...Decepticon battle cruiser TFL-539-NPC-404. Is any Autobot or Decepticon receiving this transmission?"
He begins calling specific ships he knows were involved in the recent encounter. "Steelhaven
, Thunder Arrow
, do you read me? ...TFL-539-NPC-404 hailing the Stratotronic Jet
--do you copy? Uh... Graviton
, come in."
Then he starts naming Transformers he knows were on board one of the nearby ships. "Skids
--are you there? Glit
? Car Dart, Speedstar
Eventually, Drumroll records a message and sets it to broadcast on a continuous loop. "This is the Autobot Drumroll, aboard Decepticon battle cruiser TFL-539-NPC-404. This vessel was participating in joint maneuvers under Autobot-Decepticon truce against unidentified hostiles. Think... Four Autobot craft, I think, and I think six Decepticon craft--various ship classes--all adrift now, engines gone or offline. Counting the crews of all the ships, maybe a hundred Transformers in all... at least there were. I can't raise anyone else on the comm. Any Autobot or Decepticon forces receiving this transmission, please send assistance... Message repeats."