"History always favors the victor at the
expense of the truth."
A one-time war correspondent
during the Great War, Rook was famous for keeping his cool under
fire on the battlefield. Never one to give up the opportunity to
give the populace the truth behind the headlines, Rook made it his
personal mission to report the actual state of affairs, no matter
the cost. He never distinguished between Autobot or Decepticon –
each had their own stories to tell, regardless of their philosophy.
Welcomed by Optimus Prime and tolerated by Megatron, Rook gained
the respect of both faction leaders by refusing to back down from
asking the tough questions, even if it meant jeopardizing his life
or career. Rook became infamous during a particularly brutal siege,
where Megatron and his troops were cornered within a abandoned outpost
on the far side of Cybertron’s Mithril Sea. He entered the
fortress and convinced Megatron to work out a temporary withdrawal
from the region. The irony of the situation was he had already convinced
Optimus Prime of the very same thing! After a tense stalemate, both
sides withdrew from the warzone and refocused their resources elsewhere
during the war. When peace finally came to Cybertron, Rook realized
his negotiation skills could be put to use with his penchant for
reporting. Capitalizing on his celebrity status from his wartime
exploits, Rook is able to get the real story behind the latest news
no matter where, and when, it happens.