Of Rocks and RoGuns Part 2

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Renegade Rhetoric is a virtual continuation of Challenge of the GoBots via text stories.
Renegade Rhetoric Episode 44
Cy-Kill's presented order
"Rocks and RoGuns Part 2"
Publisher Fun Publications
First published January 6, 2016
Written by Jim Sorenson

The RoGuns find Boulder, and Scope finds his courage.


Pistol survived the Spikestone thanks to the intervention of Shotgun, Boulder, and the freed Rock Lords. They began making their way towards Magmar and the Tower Tumbler. Marbles also escaped from Slimestone, by using Boulder's Rock Pot.

Scope confronted the avatar of the Clastixandria library computer system. It relayed the history of Quartex as a race of philosophers and learned men, until a nearby star went nova and sent out a radiation wave that threatened all life. The elder Ro-Beings theorized a way to save all life on Quartex by merged it with rock at the moment the radiation wave hit. The Rock Lords and other species who emerged did survive, but much of the ancient knowledge was lost. The avatar of the library knew of an artificial intelligence which was designed to fully reactivate the archives, but long years had gone by and the avatar believed the AI must have had its memory damaged as well.

No longer willing to wait, the avatar of the library had captured the Jewel Lords to incorporate their minds into its computational matrix to increase its processing ability, and planned to do the same to Scope. The tiny RoGun was able to reason with the computer, however, forcing it to admit the increased processing power it received from the Jewel Lords was negligible. It was far more logical to release the RoGun and Jewel Lords with the promise to seek out the lost AI, for their mobility was far more valuable to the computer's goals than their brains. The avatar of the library agreed, and Solitaire and the Jewel Lords were freed.

Meanwhile, Marbles was rescued from some of the evil Rock Warriors by Boulder and his tribe. They reunited for an attack on Tumbler Tower, but even joined by Rifle, Scope, and the Jewel Lords was not enough to defeat Magmar. Tumbler Tower was too well fortified, and soon all of the heroes were defeated. Magmar made the mistake of exiting the tower to gloat, however. His prisoner, Squirt, escaped captivity and seized control of Tumbler Tower's Tectonic power, driving off Magmar.

Boulder and Solitaire agreed Tumbler Tower was too dangerous for anyone to command, and so they had it destroyed. As the Jewel Lords considered their quest for the Clastixandria AI, Boulder and Solitaire wondered what had become of it. Nuggit, too, wondered.

Featured characters[edit]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

RoGuns Heroic Rock Warriors Evil Rock Warriors Others



  • Challenge of the GoBots Season 2 was a virtual continuation of the original show related by Vector Prime (from his multiversal perspective) and Cy-Kill (who lived it).
    • In realities where this story aired on television, it premiered on November 13, 1986.
  • This episode title was first released in an Ask Vector Prime post on December 21, 2015.

Continuity notes[edit]

  • Cy-Kill is not present in the "aired" episode. Through the Renegade Rhetoric commentary format, he is merely relating these events to his audience based on spy reports he received from Snoop last episode.
    • As a side-effect, this episode of Challenge of the GoBots therefore would have contained no Guardians or Renegades at all, starring only toy characters from spinoff or side toy lines.
  • As with last episode, Boulder's companions of Granite, Pulver-Eyes, and Crackpot are not specifically named as present, though one can presume they were.
  • Nuggit is the Clastixandria artificial intelligence. Everyone gets that, right? It's Nuggit. If you're still somehow confused, skip ahead to "Combiner Wars Part 2".

Continuity errors[edit]

  • Pistol is accidentally identified as communicating with the library several times, instead of Scope.
  • Magmar's prize is parsed as both "Tumbler Tower" and "Tower Tumbler" during the story.