Chapter 1: Cry of Darkness
“..... This one, Doctor Arkeville? How fares the Cybertronian during the regeneration integration process?”
“..... The proto-form exoskeleton of this one robot, it had much damage; and the regeneration code, it is in- phased processes of working, but the process; it is relatively slow for this one to assimilate.....”
“..... This one..... This one, it holds a personal interest of mine Arkeville..... You will move to no other, until this one has been completed.....”
“...... Yes..... This is one of their strongest of fighting machines, this one..... How fairs the first?”
“Perfect model of human controlled weaponry Arkeville.....”
“.... Excellent..... These two, they are but the first of the fallen- alien robot exoskeletons; U.N.I.T has recovered..... My genius, it will not be wasted..... All of these Transformers will be given new existences as human slaves.....”
“..... Yes..... Whatever you need as inspiration, we will provide for you; Doctor Arkeville.... There is nothing on this earth that is beyond our means of acquisitioning......”
“..... Yes, this I believe.....
Then my dear General, it just so happens I do have something more to share with you.....”
“..... Do tell, Doctor?”
“These robots, these Transformers; they have been visiting this world of ours for billions of years.....”
“..... Yes..... I do not need- an alien robot Transformer, history lesson Arkeville..... If you have a real point, do get to it.....”
“..... Very well then General, I will; as you suggest, get to the- point..... Have you heard of Dark Energon?”
“..... Just rumors really.....
Claims by several observers do suggest that this mythological source of energy, it is akin to what is widely known as being a Dark Matter, and it actually; by their claims; has the effect of raising these robots as cybernetic walking dead; or some such nonsense.....”
“..... Yes..... There is much that you do not know General, and- not only of these alien robots.....”
“.... Do you have anything- real to share Arkeville, or are you as crazy and paranoid as you seem?”
“.... Yes, many a source have falsely labeled me as being a lost man, that is marked as being of the insane; but look where I- am now....”
“Arkiville?! A little more focus, a little less gloating!”
“..... Dark Energon is Dark Matter of a synthesized form, and it can be found within the most unexpected of all places..... The depths of the earth’s oceans hold many such untapped energy sources......
The Laurentian Abyss General.... While you have been busy at the continual harvesting- of Cybertronian robot remains, my- people have been gathering Dark Energon; in its unprocessed natural form....."
"..... Yes..... This is very interesting Doctor Arkeville..... Tell me more?"