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Conduit

From Transformers: Lost and Found

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Conduit
Played by: [[User:|]]
Division: Support
Alt-Mode: Luxury utility vehicle
Faction: Decepticon
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Cool and spiritual, Conduit is in touch with the dark side of existence and his place in it. Part healer, part engineer, and part killer, he navigates the universe to explore life, death, and everything in between.

Skills

Conduit is a capable technician and engineer. He has a fair amount of medical skill as well, not enough to warrant a position on the medical staff, but enough to serve well in emergencies or battlefield situations.

He continues to progress in nanotech skills. His lab is home to numerous populations of nanites, bred over many generations, and he can guide them using near field communications emitted from his hands. He keeps some communities on hand for use in the field, each with a simple function, often assembly and disassembly of simple structures. They are voracious consumers of energon, however, so they don't work for long, and Conduit always wishes to collect deactivated ones for further breeding.

His outlook on life and death makes him able to psychologically persevere when others may lose hope. He doesn't seek death, but relative comfort with the concept avoids him panicking.

Conduit is not a front line fighter, but does well enough with a blaster rifle. He is prototyping pistols that fire healing nanites, but their success rate isn't where they should be yet. His vehicle mode sports an electric grenade launcher.

History

Conduit started life working in morgues and performing funerary work. He worked on Cybertronians of all sizes, alt-forms, and castes, and came to understand how death is the ultimate, transcendent equalizer. His philosophical views grew from these experiences, eventually leading him to worship Mortilus the Death-bringer. Far from being a fanatic, however, he adopted a personal spirituality, a path he would walk on his own, with equanimity in valuing death as well as life, its necessary counterbalance.

Not long after the Great War began, Conduit fell in with the Decepticons. He saw the goal of their struggle as enforcing the natural balance of life and death over Cybertron and elsewhere, as opposed to the forced order and peace the Autobots sought. His background working with the dead evolved into work in repair and healing of the still living, although even then he was unafraid to use his judgment on who should be saved. The inevitable combat tours gave him more chances to dispense death, and he came to see it as service to Mortilus and the curation of life, focusing it on the worthy.

In the later years of the War, Conduit grew fascinated with nanotechnology. Here were devices that blurred the lines between life and death, automatons that could not only simulate life to an astonishing degree, but also preserve it in the truly living. He began to experiment with medical and structural applications of nanotech, integrating it into his work in standard and non-standard ways, the latter of which caused problems with his superiors. He was quite willing to take risks with and experiment on those he worked on, secure in his judgment.

Before the War ended, Conduit set off on a spiritual journey, taking a modest ship with a small crew of his own, escaping the constricting day-to-day rules of the Decepticon regime, though not abandoning its principles. He roamed the galaxy, searching for the deeper truths behind life and death, discovering new life forms and technologies that offered clues. His considerable technical skills kept the money flowing in, and in leaner times he would do what it took to keep going. Ruthlessness is easy when you understand the interplay of life and death.

Logs

Plots

 Start DateSummary
Topsy Turvy12 July 2017The !Lost Lighters hit the Lost Light with a bomb snuck past their defenses in the frame of a mangled pair of cassettes: !Frumble. Without any particular design or reason, a number of the crews were apparently swapped into different bodies.
Forced Fighters2 July 2017Eight Lost Lighters have am artifact search go south when they find themselves forced to fight. Will the be able to fight for their freedom and well as all the other prisoners, as well as find the artifact?
Denied26 August 2016All our space credit and debit cards are being denied! Time for the crew of the Lost Light to come together and bum some gas money.
Colony: Verander8 October 2016The home system of the lost Verander colony is a protoplanetary disk, ever-changing as the surface of Verander itself, which constantly transforms under the influence of the titan Drieger. A recent hovership battle on the surface between the townsfolk, who live in space stations orbiting Verander, and the pirates, who live out upon the disk, resulted in many deaths, and signs point to Drieger offering up a new crop of sparks, possibly including some from those who were lost.
Zarazee Casino15 August 2016The Lost Light stops by mecha-friendly space-Vegas aka: The Zarazee Casino. Upon arrival, its clear that the glitzy casino is anything but friendly. Viscount Valeen, the overseer of Zarazee, rules over the casino with an iron fist and ensures debts are paid one way or another.

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In another universe, Conduit got his own intro video with sweet theme music.