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Protihex, four hundred stellar cycles before the outbreak of the Great War.
The young Cybertronian had no way of knowing what would happen. As he trundled along in vehicle form along a little-used road leading to the Protihex Mechanical Mechanics University, his weight broke a conduit that had escaped the attention of repair drones over the millenia. It ruptured, bringing volatile Energon into contact with high-voltage cables.
The explosion shook Protihex, sending a shimmering orange cloud high into Cybertron's atmosphere. A passing Mini-Con spotted the young victim and rushed to his aid. Transforming hadn't protected him. The 'bot lay still, a piece of shrapnel embedded in his cranial unit.
"Don't try to talk," the Mini-Con said. He activated a distress siren built into his back, sending a signal to the medics. "You're gonna be fine, kid..."
Tyrest, four hundred stellar cycles later.
Another one arrived. Another Cybertronian, this one dripping