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The asteroid-city had non-Euclidean geometry. This made Reflector's heads hurt, even with constantly pointing out that the effect was due to so many propability weapons and reality anchors in such close proximity. Since he had no real clear idea what either of those items were, he would just have to take their guide's word for the matter.
Their guide, whom they'd dubbed Whistler from the first for the way he talked, somewhat resembled a Quintesson. It was five-sided and symmetrical and did have tentacles on the bottom. On the other hand, it also had a rather starfish-ish head. Sort of. If you applied some interesting filters. It was closer to a starfish-shape than to an anything else shape.
Whistler had agreed at gun-point to show them to this place's control room. Galvatron- No, Reflector corrected himself, Cyclonus thought this place could be used to attack the Autobots. Galvatron had very quietly started gibbering as soon as he saw the place and was still sitting in Astrotrain right now.
The camera-con had wandered off from the main party as soon as he could. He wanted a better idea of what they were dealing with, and he didn't trust guides held at gun-point.
To be utterly fair, though, this felt like the times when he memorized technical diagrams for people. He could accurately render the place in a variety of cartographic methods, but he had not the slightest idea what any of it was for. On the other hand, there was a good chance no one else did, either. On the third hand, Whistler just might. And on the fourth hand, Cyclonus was just silly enough to try to threaten him into making things work without having the slightest idea of what to do to shut off anything if the alien betrayed them all.
Reflector frowned and turned in the general direction of back towards the ship. He didn't want to be out in the spires when the mud hit the propeller. Straight lines and normal angles didn't work very well around here, but he ought to be able to make it to where he was going so long as he didn't think too hard about how long it should take.