From Transformers: Lost and Found

2018-07-15 Promotion

Crew of the Lost Light, Ships of the Cybertronian Independent Fleet:

I have been the Captain of this vessel since I accepted the grant of that rank from its master and commander, Rodimus of Nyon. In that time, I have been welcome by most, some with reservations. I appreciate the work that I have seen all of you do, some of which has been nothing short of miraculous.

Yet our work is not yet done. Our home has been annexed by a dictator, and we fly now as vessels with a job to do. This is not a job that can be accomplished by a single ship, but one that must be accomplished by a united Cybertron, with aid from our allies and with the diplomatic efforts of our galactic community.

I will therefore be ceding command of the Lost Light to her true master, Captain Rodimus. As of today, I commend him for his service to this ship, above and beyond the call of duty, even unto death. For myself, I accept command of the Cybertronian Independent Fleet as her Admiral with a spark that looks to the future, with the full confidence that all of the ships who have joined us will do everything that is in our power to retake our home.

I have extended an invitation for a small vessel of observers and galactic press to join us in our mission of galactic outreach and defense of Cybertron. The galaxy shall see who we are, our aims, our goals, our efforts, and know exactly who and what our enemy is.

Any Lost Light personnel who wish to join me on my flagship, the Seeker, may put in for a transfer if they wish ... yet somehow I believe that most of you will choose to stay and follow the commander you love.

Godspeed, everyone. Thank you for your service.

Captain Rodimus, I look forward to working with you.

Admiral Ignition of Crystal City
Cybertronian Independent Fleet, Commanding

2018-03-15 Press Conference

Ignition of Crystal City, Commanding the Lost Light, invited reporters to a digital podium from which she gave a press statement this morning assuring listeners that although she and her forces will be joining with a larger Cybertronian force in order to strike back at Unicronian aggression, it is an impermanent condition, and that at no point has she abandoned the principles that led her to take command of the Lost Light in the first place.

Though some critics have been skeptical of the idea of a Cybertronian task force fighting back against Unicron since galactic news has largely been reporting that the threat is a Cybertronian issue in the first place, Ignition seemed collected and passionate in defense of her troops and clarified on the record that "it is a simple courtesy when conducting a joint assault to cede organizational command to the leader of the larger force. Whatever political concerns I, or the Galactic Council, may have for the future, the true threat in this question is and has always been Unicron. I will be proud to lead my fellow Cybertronians to the fray, without regard to religion or faction, and while Megatron and I have occasion to agree on little, in this matter we are absolutely of an accord."

To the final question of the morning, Ignition stated:

"We will save this galaxy so that all of us may worry about tomorrow's concerns tomorrow. It is my sincere desire that all of you will have the opportunity to ask me these questions again. That, gentlepersons, is why I fight."

2018-02-08 TO: Dead End, Fortress Maximus

TO: Fortress Maximus, Dead End
CC: Hound, Minimus Ambus
SUBJ: Reprimand

Fortress Maximus,

Please record an official reprimand on the record of crewmech Dead End to today's date and assign a minimum of 10 hours of rivet duty.

Even off duty, I will not tolerate my officers being spoken to in such a fashion. Hound is my deputy and will be afforded the respect owed to a Commander aboard the Lost Light. This is a ship at war in defense of the galaxy. Insubordination is not acceptable.

This is your first warning. Do not expect another.

Ignition of Crystal City
The Lost Light, Commanding

2018-01-28 TO: Bulkhead

TO: Bulkhead
FROM: Ignition
SUBJ: Re: Udunus Bridge Plan


Press Statement

It is mildly entertaining that a tyrannical maniac is being asked to comment upon my captaincy. This is the game of the press, which because the galaxy recognizes its freedom under the rule of law, the press may play. Here I say this:

The Lost Light adheres to the law and the spirit of justice. We do not need to attack anyone, whether they bleed energon, copper-infused water, silica, or not at all, in order to stand for what is right. Rodimus has done an honorable thing and the public may insult him for it if the public wills; what is right, however, is this:

We will protect the galaxy from this menace. That is the only political question that I have any interest in answering.

Ignition of Crystal City
The Lost Light, Commanding