- Weapon: Oxidating Laser
((Joint post between Cryhavok and Insidious))
The ovoid aircraft that sliced its way through the gray and dismal skies that surrounded Koraja looking nothing like the refined, Cybertronian forms that peppered the skyscape. It was an advanced craft, given the limitations of its homeworld. And under normal circumstances it would have been shot down long before it had entered in to the Korajan airspace that the Decepticons had deemed off limits for the larger populace of Nebulos. But as with many things that had faced the planet of Nebulos as of late, these were far from normal circumstances.
As the craft landed, it was greeted by a pair of Seeker warriors that had been amongst those designated to remain behind and populate the garrison and shipyards that this planet would eventually consist of. Once its engines finally quieted, a lone figure emerged from the vehicle. Clad in black and purple, the Nebulan stalked his way defiantly past the Cybertronians that had been assigned to "welcome" him. He was Zarak, the new ruler of Nebulos, under the auspices of their new Decepticon overlords. And Zarak would speak only with the one that had declared himself the leader of their metallic kind when they first arrived here--Scorponok.
Scorponok, however, had others matters to attend to, or so Zarak had been told. Their conversation via transmission orb had been brief but productive, and Zarak would now deign to continue to his dealings with Scorponok's appointed overseer of this world, the one named Turmoil.
The large mech stood just outside the entrance to the massive fortress that the Decepticons had apparently constructed within their capital. Though he appeared to engaged in other dealings, Zarak felt no need to wait.
"The Council of Peers has been effectively dissolved. The populace may protest, but I am confidant that our cooperation will yield the necessary fruits. I.....trust that the arrangement made between Lord Scorponok and myself will still remain in place under your governance?"
"Of course esteemed first councillor. You will be the Overseer of your kind, the sovereign vessel the Empire addresses your people through." The giant spoke, looking down at the man standing before its feet. "We will lend you our might. Enforce your vision of the province of Nebulos."
An eerie silence fell around the two for a moment, until the giant continued - its eyes burning with an ominous glow. Glow that made Zarak lose his control, like becoming a puppet controlled by the puppetmaster.
"In exchange - you will do as we say."
Zarak nodded at the titan's words. The title "First Councilor" had a certain ring to it, even if the Council of Peers had been effectively dissolved. Perhaps he would install another of his own choosing to oversee the minutiae of governing while he oversaw the larger work involved. And, also, to execute whatever wishes this Turmoil and his metallic allies had in mind.
"A generous offering," Zarak said, offering the metallic god a respectful bow, something Zarak had never done to another living being. He did not know if even these creatures fit any rational definition of "alive" but what did matter was that they had the power now. And through them, so would he.
Zarak signaled for the first of the transport ships to begin landing with its cargo: the World Warriors and the other Peers whom he had taken in to captivity back on Splendora. They would make a fine offering, and serve as a symbol to the populace at large that resistance was not only intolerable, but it was also guaranteed to end in failure.
The deep gray clouds overhead extended as far as the eye could see, offering little clue that somewhere there was a sun shining above. Metal creatures crisscrossed the skies as new structures were erected to continue replacing the outdated architecture of Koraja. Zarak had known all along that technology would govern this planet. What he had not known, at the time, was just how plainly that thought would manifest itself. Truly this was a new age. The age he had been waiting for.
And woe betide any who would see it undone.