The AlignmentThe Alignment was the process through which the Liege Maximo wished to ascend to a higher plane of Existence.
The Hub, a giant resonating structure, was constructed to see through the Liege's plan and facilitate the Alignment.
The process would ultimately fail, the Liege Maximo would die and the Hub would be destroyed.
CarnivacCarnivac was once a member of the Mayhem Attack Squad, but upon the death of his partner, Catilla, he left to seek revenge on his friend's killer Bludgeon.
No one knows if Carnivac was successful, but Bludgeon isn't around anymore.
Carnivac illegally acquired a new Proto-Matter body during the peace after the Pax Cybertronia, as in a post- Great Upgrade world, larger 'bots stuck out.
He would take a frustrated young Predacon under his tutelage, and teach him the ways of a Warrior, and the principles of Honour.
Entering the young Dinobot in the illegal Gladiatorial arena, run by Cryotek, Carnivac gave Dinobot's anger a channel through which to vent.
Carnivac would be set-up by Cryotek and taken into Maximal custody, but would escape without too much drama, but not before his star pupil would go on to pursue greener pastures.
CryotekIn the peace following the signing of the Pax Cybertronia, strict controls were placed on all Predacons.
But where there is a need, there is someone willing to fill it for a price.
Cryotek became the lord of the Underworld facilitating all of the many needs that an oppressed society wants.
Cryotek's crowning glory, however, was the creation of an illegal Gladiatorial arena. Frustrated or carnage-craving 'bots of all creeds now had a place to exorcise their anger.
If there was information that you didn't want anyone to know, Cryotek knew it, or if you needed something, Cryotek could get it always taking a slice of the spoils for himself.