"Our world was destroyed... again. We destroyed it anon when we began a ubiquitous war that encompassed millenia... but the destruction was not as of yet complete. Though our populace were wrenched in twain, the physicality remained intact. That is, until Unicron descended upon us. No other battle shed as much grease as the one in which we were engaged, but you will not find the stains, for the culmination of the battle brought Unicron down upon our autochthonous planet of Cybertron, and the detrious and debris did ruin our world. And now my trepidation is that we are destroying it once more in our efforts to rebuild.
Relieved hearts did wax foolish in the succeeding meta-cycles, for deception abounds in the hearts of Decepticons. It is in the mere etymology of their faction, for Primus' sake! Our High Council did create accords with them to renew this world, and is imminently being destroyed in a caste system. This must be remedied."
~An account of Perceptor
The Autobot High Council, now the Cybertron High Council has determined that Rodimus stepping up into leadership after the death of Optimus Prime was valued, but unsanctioned. He was stripped of the Matrix, and the title of Prime was given to another. To not start the whole war again, he allowed this to occur, but only if the Matrix was locked away, where no one could use its powers. Perceptor believes the new ruling class has plans of its own, not good at all to the citizens, and he must stop it, by breaking the law he once upheld.