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Scout
2006-05-21, 06:09 AM
On Earth, the two Autobot citybots Metroplex and Fortress Maximus are busy making preparations for the retake of Cybertron. Unbeknownst to the Autobots, two cloaked shuttles - full of Decepticons - lie in wait and ready to attack.

Continued from:
http://tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33983

Warcry
2006-05-21, 06:37 AM
Brig, Fort Max

"Just makin' conversation," Squeezeplay told Spectro with an undercurrent of annoyance in his voice. "No need to get upset."

The Headmaster shrugged slightly.

"The buggers got me in Japan," he said slowly.
_____________________________

Security Office, Metroplex

"No problem," Smokescreen told Mirage. "Red and I are talking about the same project, so it's actually a good idea for you to let both of us know what's going on."

optimusskids
2006-05-21, 09:35 AM
Fort Max Halls

"Roger that good buddy 10-4 , i'm putting the pedal to the metal.

Landfill revved his engine and followed Skids.

"I will procede, according to you proposed strategum."

Quickmix transformed and followed the others.

Ricochet leant out of the cab window.

"that is to say we are right behind you oui."

BlueSkids
2006-05-21, 10:22 AM
Ravine, enroute

Skids smiled.

" Thanks Ricochet. "

" Quickmix and Landfill, what a pair of good buddies for a peaceful and interesting mission ", he thought happy.

" Well, I had already downloaded into my memory banks all the necessary data about mineral extraction, but I'll need your opinion, advice and skills on this matter. None of us are geologists, like old Beachcomber, but I'm sure we'll success " he told the targetmasters.

Skids sent a transmission to Big Daddy and his micros.

" Big Daddy meet with Quickmix, Landfill and me on the ravine, please ".

" Do you have any idea about another Autobot useful for the mission? " he asked to Quickmix and Landfill.

---

Metroplex Command bridge

" All clear Prime ", replied Ultra Magnus. " Is there any problem? "

Magnus turned his head and sent a smile towards Arcee.

" Thanks to be here, with me " the city commander said with his optics.

---

Fort Max

Dogfight wasn't sure about to join Dirge and Swoop, but afterall he wasn't on duty.

" Hey, wait! " said the small triggerbot while following his long- legged comrades.

MirageHoundFan
2006-05-21, 03:53 PM
Near the Nova

"Right behind you, commander" Sixshot replied, prepping his guns as he followed Cryotek out of the shuttle, shrugging as he asked "We picked a particular target or not?"

* * * * * *

Ravine, enroute

Wheeljack had transformed to his vehicle mode and followed the other silently, keeping Quickmix and Landfill between himself and Skids. As far as the engineer was concerned, he was only going to suggest the race-track construction to Prime himself.

Ravage
2006-05-22, 02:14 AM
Cryotek looked over at Sixshot.

"Right now we get into Metroplex and get me to a terminal." He explained bringing out a disk.

"I was going to say lets find their main defensive systems and slag them but decided putting a virus in their systems would be just a touch easier. The fun part is getting in." He said a sly smile on his face.

"Watch for Autobot security meausres. We do have the benefit of being at night and the stealth unit on the shuttle will give us a blanket area outside of the Autobots radar systems. Basically we get to Metroplex get in find a terminal of any type and give me a fwe moments to get the virus in their system. After that we get out and wait for Hatemonger. The other group has the job of finding Spectro." He said as he started to walk towards the woods.

"Well lets rock and roll. Speak to me on coded bands from now on using our internal audio systems. Don't want to wake up any Security patrols." He said.

***********************************************

Viewfinder and Spyglass looked at Bludgeon.

"So we have a toy we are going to give Spectro to help him get out of there. But it looks like Squeezeplay is trying to get information out o him. Thankfully he is playing dumb now." Viewfinder said to the Pretender.

"So whats the toy?" Spyglass asked.

"This." Viewfinder picked up a sizable explosive device. "Has a nice timer that should give Spectro plenty of time to get out or cuase plenty of panic and disorder all of which are fine. I am placing in subspace now." Viewfinder smiled.

"Smart." Spyglass said.

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Brig

Spectro decided to continue to annoy Squeezeplay something didn't seem right but he wasn't sure what it was.

What's that? he thought as Viewfinder started to use their mind link.

Ohh, very well Spectro nodded. He then looked up at Squeezeplay.

"So it's odd how did you get captured considering the fighter you are and such?" He asked the Headmaster.

************************************************

Annilator

Hatemonger guided the massive shuttle knowing he had given the other groups a window of time to complete their missions.

"If we arrive too early we shall wait for our comrades to finish their plans. If they have trouble then we attack." He explained to the group of Decepticons onboard.

"We will comply." Razorclaw said looking at the other Predacons.

"Just give me an Autobot to smash." Overlord said looking up from a monitor.

"Me too." Ruckus said cracking his knuckles, he hoped to pound Dirge into the ground but anyone would do.

"As long as we live." Flywheels said.

"Oh I wouldn't worry about that." Hatemonger said and continued to guide the ship.

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Annilator

Razorclaw looked at the other gestalt teams on board.

"So any good ideas on a plan of attack or just kill kill kill" He asked Motormaster, Hun Grr and Snaptrap.

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More Annilator

Ruckus looked at Runabout and Runamok.

"I bet I can get a higher body count than you two." The triggercon said eager for a scrap. Though a scrap with Autobots.

Heinrad
2006-05-22, 02:42 AM
Security Office, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -watching and listening to Squeezeplay and Spectro on a sub monitor- "Hosehead, did our guest have a concussion?"

Hosehead: "No."

Nightbeat: -calls up the file footage shot of Spectro before Squeezeplay was put in the brig, compares it to Spectro now- "Uh oh."

Ironhide: "Do Ah wanna know?"

Nightbeat: "He's lucid. He's gone from being a head lolling decerberate to being able to hold an actual conversation."

Ironhide: "Means he was fakin'?"

Nightbeat: "He wasn't faking before. I helped interrogate him. His mind wasn't connected."

Ironhide: "Aw, slag....." -activates commlink-

Nightbeat: -calls out through doorway- "Prowl! You still out there?"

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Bridge, Fort Max:


Prime: -over commlink- "Glad to hear it, Magnus. We believe there's a Decepticon attack imminent-"

Ironhide: -voice coming from a bridge comm panel speaker- "Prahme! Our pris'ner's tawkin' normal!"

Grimlock: -stands- "Good. Maybe ask more questions now....."

Prime: "Never mind imminent, Magnus. There's Decepticons here now! Bring Metroplex to red alert status!"

Grimlock: -looks over at Fortress- "You hear Prime."

Fortress: -already reaching for the button marked 'Condition Red'-

*********************
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -fixing Viewfinder and Spyglass with a spark-numbing glare- "Make him understand that he is not to use it until I tell him to. Do I make myself clear?"

Ravage
2006-05-22, 03:41 AM
Viewfinder nodded.

"Not an issue there. At this point he's holding out anyway." He said back to the Pretender.

Scout
2006-05-22, 04:11 AM
Security Office, Fort Max

Prowl's head snapped 'round as he heard the urgent call.
Immediately, he turned and crossed the floor in a few quick steps answering with a 'brief me' tone as he reached the doorway.
"I hear you Nightbeat. I'm here."

Heinrad
2006-05-22, 04:23 AM
Security Office, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: "The prisoner's coherent. At a guess, his teammates are nearby. And unless they've come to beg, they probably brought friends." -shrugs- "Personally, I'm hoping they came to beg, or at least ask nicely. Be nice for a change....."

Scout
2006-05-22, 04:49 AM
Outside Fortress Maximus: Entrance
"Already on my way." Mirage replied quickly to Smokescreen. The spy had anticipated needing to meet up with the tactician, so he had begun the lengthy trek toward Metroplex.
------------------------

Security Office, Fort Max:

Prowl frowned deeply, and in a fraction of a second, turned solely to business, giving only the slightest grave nod to Nightbeat.
He hit a communication button and reached for a base alarm to recall all Autobots within 100 miles outside the citybots back to city territory as he swung into a weaponry console.

"Fortress, shift Maximus to battle station mode immediately.
Nightbeat, alert Prime, Magnus and Red Alert, keep a watch on those prisoners"

"Ironhide, our ranks are not secure. Go to the bridge- findOptimus and watch both of your backs. Use caution."

He began to read the massive list of stats.

Primary cannons online. Primary lasers online. Interior motion detectors 65%. External motion detectors 92.4%. Laser backups 45% - charging. Primary deflection shielding - 94.234% - online...
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optimusskids
2006-05-22, 06:29 AM
enroute to the ravine



Quickmix was thinking

"the obvious candidate would be Beachcomber....."

Ricochet was looking out of the window idly

"they did a good job of making a fake airfield oui, it should hopefuly decoy any decepticon attack."

Boomer looked up from a flashing light on Quickmix's dash

"looks like were gonna find out pretty soon."

Landfill commed Skids


"Whats the plan Skids do you reckon we can make it back to the cities in time ."


~*~


Chainclaw was on the edge of a wooded area when the alarm went off


"slag Cons are on their way , just when i 've got this incipient case of pad rot coming on I reckon."

Warcry
2006-05-22, 06:31 AM
Brig, Fort Max

Squeezeplay shrugged.

"What can I say, Spectro? That bastard Catilla used some sort of poison on me," he lied with more skill than he would have given himself credit for. "Really screwed up my mind for a while. Don't really remember much, but I think I just walked on the shuttle with them by choice."

The Headmaster shook his head in well-falsified disgust.

"But the up-side," he added in a cunning whisper, "is that no one thought to take my guns away...I've still got them in subspace. So if we can get our cuffs off, we can get out of here and get some payback."

More loudly, he added, "How's the knee? It looks like they had a Dinobot do the repair work.."
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Annihilator

"Nnnn," Hun-grrr responded to Razorclaw. "My unit can engage whatever ground forces the Autobots send out. Gnnn...I think you and the Seacons would fare better against their combiners."
_________________________________________

Black Heart

Bugly's optics went blank for a moment, then he started and turned to Bludgeon.

"They know. We have to move now!"

Ravage
2006-05-22, 01:42 PM
Razorclaw nodded to Hun-Grr.

"Don't forget we have the Stunticons as well." He added. "Also I am sure Hatemonger and Overlord can do their share of the slaughter as well." He added.

*****************************************

Cryotek looked at Metroplex.

"Slag." He said looking at Sixshot then smiled.

"This is going to be even more fun looks like they know we are coming." He quickly got onto his comlink on an encrypted frequency to Bludgeon.

"Sorry to bug ya. But have one of the Reflectorcons get this on a disk." He said quickly uploading the virus he made for Metroplex to the computers on the Annilator.

"Thankfully the Autobots are about as smart as humans using Windows More Money In the Bank." Have on of them get that disk in a terminal the fun code I put on their should do the rest." He added. "Good luck on your mission Six and I are going to have some fun!" With that he charged using the woods and the shadows to conseal his movment.

**********************************

Hatemonger listened in on the Decepticon bands.

"Looks like they are on to us. This will be more fun that I thought." He said as he looked at the way the two cities were assembled. "May have to change the attack plan slightly." He said to himself.

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-05-22, 08:57 PM
Windcharger almost laughed as the alarm sounded from Prowl

"So much for playing with rocks." He grinned happily and waited within Metroplex for further orders.

BlueSkids
2006-05-22, 09:47 PM
Metroplex Command Bridge

" Decepticons? " repeated Ultra Magnus; " I'll bring Metroplex in full red alert inmediatly, Prime! "

Ultra Magnus sent a general meassage to all the Autobots stationed in Metroplex.

"At all Autobots stationed on Metroplex, all hands to battlestations; we're turning to red alert status, I repeat; we're turning to red alert status. "

The city commander then looked at the bridge ceiling, a grim glance on his optics.

" Metroplex " he asked, " the Decepticons are coming. Prepare yourself to transform into battlestation inmediatly. "

" AFFIRMATIVE COMMANDER" replied the deep voice of the citybot.

A set of yellow ligts started to flash in the bridge, as in the rest of Metroplex rooms. The citybot started his transformation into battlestation.

Ultra magnus looked at Scamper, who was running the sensor station.

" Scamper, any signals of the attack? "

" Nope " replied the drone.

Ultra Magnus raised from his seat and walked nervously but determined around his command chair.

" Scamper, send Six-Gun and Slammer and a squad of drones to the main entrances. We need more optics there. "

Magnus turned his head and sent a glance towards Arcee.

" Arcee, can you take control of the tactical station? "

---

Ravine

Skids used his state-of-the-art brakes to stopped himself suddenly.

" Turn, turn, turn! back to the base! " he said to Quickmix, Landfill and Wheeljack while changing his direction and rolling as fast as he could - not much, sadly - towards Fort Max. Skids began to scan the area, afraid to discover any Decepticons hidden and ready to attack.

" Quicmix, Landfill; can your partners cover us while we retreat? " he asked.

---

Metroplex Medbay

Slammer received Scamper's message, while hearing Ultra Magnus general call and watching the yellow lights.

" I'm going to secure the nearest main gate ", said the drone to the Autobots gathered there. " Anyone with me? " asked while leaving the bay.

Override throwed away his pulish kit and handling his impressive guns, left the Med Bay quickly following the drone.

---

Fort Max landing bay 2

The Aerialbots received Prowl's call.

" Aerialbots, transform! " said Silverbolt.

The five jet-bots take off and starting to pratol Autobase perimeter.

optimusskids
2006-05-22, 10:01 PM
Ravine

Landfill and Quickmix pulled U turns and took up a position on either side of Skids

"time to earn your pay lil buddys" Landfill said

Flintlock grinned

"you mean we actually get paid for this."

The four Nebulans quickly assumed there positions mounted on their partners ready for action.

Rollerdash
2006-05-23, 01:18 AM
*Arcee gave a not tward Magnus*

"Will do Magnus."

Aero Blade
2006-05-23, 02:52 AM
As the doors were openned, Dirge glanced into both, but he then took a moment to wander into his room and look around, seeming a bit amazed. He'd known Autobots' quarters were larger than Decepticon rooms, from the short time he'd spent in a temporary group bunk when they'd gotten back to earth, but he'd not expected it to be so well furnished. At best he'd expected a bed and some kind of communication equipment, but nothing like this.

Dirge's investigation was cut short, though, as some kind of alert had started to go off in Fort Max. he jet quickly came out of the room, looking towards Swoop and Dogfight. "What's that? What's going on?"

Heinrad
2006-05-23, 03:36 AM
Security Office, Fort Max:


Ironhide: -already out the door, headed for the bridge-

Nightbeat: "Already on it, Prowl."

*****************
Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: -hits red alert button, klaxons start ringing throughout the ship- "ALL HANDS TO BATTLESTATIONS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I REPEAT, ALL HANDS TO BATTLESTATIONS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!" -starts shifting the ship to battlestation mode-

Grimlock: -shakes head- "Me think him watch too many Star Trek reruns."

Prime: "Er.... yes......."

*****************
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -taking a moment to tune himself- "Octopunch, Fangry, Stranglehold! Get in there. Bugly, you and I will follow. Viewfinder, you and Spyglass stay here."

Stranglehold and Fangry: -stand, head for the hatch-

******************
Medbay, Metroplex:


Minerva and Fixit: -look at each other-

Fixit: "So..... lock the doors and hide in the medical supplies closet praying we don't die?"

Minerva: "That should work......." -starts securing the doors to medbay-

Ravage
2006-05-23, 04:23 AM
Black Heart

"Wait catch!" Viewfinder said tossing a disk to Bludgeon.

"Cryotek said that would help to shut down the Autobot weapon systems at Fort Max. Either way I can't think it would hurt." He said as Spectro sat at the cock pit making sure the weapons on the shuttle were ready to go if needed.

Warcry
2006-05-23, 04:30 AM
Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert jolted upright as the alert klaxons and city-transformation warnings started to ring from the base's speakers. Although his oversensitive hearing was barraged by the unexpectedly intense input, the security director still managed to keep his wits about him. With a few keystrokes, he brought up a full-system security display on the monitors that covered his walls.

"Inferno and Artfire, I want you two out on patrol immediately. Move out, and if you see anything suspicious...deal with it. I'll send Mirage to lend a hand. If you find trouble, don't hesitiate to call for backup. Smokescreen and I will be there as soon as we can."

The sniper gave his director a casual salute, then scooped up his Targetmaster partner and dashed for the door.

Flipping on his comlink, the oversuspicious officer quickly said, "Mirage, forget about reporting in for now. I've sent Inferno and Artfire out on patrol. Find them and back them up covertly."

Opening another channel, he shouted, "This is Red Alert to all Autobots in Metroplex. If you don't have a battle station, contact Smokescreen for a temporary security assignment. Red Alert out."

Smokescreen gave the security director a sideways glance, tempered with a small smile. "I've been deputized, have I?"

"I need every able hand I can find," the security chieftain said unappoligetically. "If your buddies in tactical didn't keep pillaging my security team for field operations, I wouldn't have to draft you guys to fill the holes on my staff."

As he spoke, Red brought up on his wall displays a full security grid, showing every one of the thousands of new sensors he had designed and added into the citybot's new plans when the rebuilding project started.

We're ready, he told himself. If a 'Con so much as sets foot inside the city, I'll be able to track them.

Finally, he opened a channel to the medical ward.

"I fully expect we're going to have infiltrators," the paranoid director said. "Prepare for wounded, but don't let in anyone you don't recognise without checking with security first."
______________________________________

Command Deck, Metroplex

Hubcap turned towards Ultra Magnus with a slightly-distraught expression on his face.

Never been on duty in a battle before, he thought with more than a little fear. Gotta get ahold of myself, do something to show Magnus I'm not useless. Don't want to lose this plum bridge assignment, after all.

"Uh, sir..." The minibot seemed to flounder for a second before he said, "request permission to scramble Decepticon comm frequencies. If they can't talk to themselves, we'll have an edge. And if they switch to our frequencies, we can listen in."
______________________________________

Corridors, Fort Max

As he heard the alert status being announced over the comm, Snarl knew exactly why the Decepticons were coming.

The prisoner, he thought. Can't let them get away with this.

Slamming his hand into a wall-mounted comm panel hard (although not as hard as he could, as that would have ruined the panel entirely), he shouted, "Chromedome, they're coming for your prisoner. Kill him. Now."

Not really expecting the Headmaster to comply, the Dinobot swung around on his heel and jogged towards the brig to take care of the job himself.
______________________________________

Black Heart

"Get in there, eh?" Octopunch's hideous aquatic visage curled into a smile. "That's my kinda talk!"

The pretender dashed out alongside Stranglehold and Fangry, trident in hand, making no attempt to hide himself as he dashed towards Fortress Maximus.

Bugly, for his part, seemed to be gathering his concentration for his part in the mission. For once, he thankfully kept whatever arrogant remarks he might have had to himself.

optimusskids
2006-05-23, 06:33 AM
Blackheart

Pounce looked up

"What should I do commander?"

Scout
2006-05-23, 04:06 PM
Airfield - Metroplex side
"Trouble - Decepticons." Streetwise said as he looked around. Blades was about to yell, "All right!", but caught his enthusiasm in light of his last actions. Instead, he made a joyed grabbing fist and replied, "We'll get them!"
First Aid gave a tired shrug.
Hot Spot reached over and clapped the medic on the shoulder. "Now, don't get yourself down. We've all been practicing, and we'll send them packing with enough damage to think about to keep them busy for months."
To the side, Groove stayed quiet. The Protectobot scout was having impulses that told him another attack on the bases wouldn't be quite that easy to manage.

Quarters: Maximus
Swoop looked up as the alarm went off.
"Decepticons attack us," he replied simply as he looked at Dirge. The ferocious-looking Dinobot looked hard at the warrior. He understood that Dirge was still new to the Autobot side and if the seeker went to fight, he might well get shot by friendly fire.
"Dirge stay here- in quarters. This time.
You be safe here - me think. Guard here. Call security if help needed."

Swoop turned slowly, making it clear he wasn't staying, but giving the seeker time to ask questions if he needed to.


Fortress Maximus: Halls
Spike heard the alarms go off and headed toward the command center.


Airfield: between cities
Blitzwing heard the alarms. For just an instant, he was saddened. Once again, the Decepticons were attacking the Autobots instead of concentrating on getting Cybertron back.

The thought, only lasted an instant.

"Let them come." Blitzwing growled as he transformed to jet mode.
*********

Mirage frowned as he headed toward Metroplex. He heard the alarms go off, but the things he had overheard from Squeezeplay and the other autobots in security should have been reported. Now it would wait.

Unhappily, he replied very bluntly to Red Alert, "Okay."



Security Office, Fort Max
With a few keystrokes, Prowl diverted the energy from standby quarters to the backup systems. The other power stats were as good as could be expected.

Slag. ...Snarl.
The comm panel's announcement brought a new sense of urgency to Prowl's thoughts. The strategist too, knew why the Decepticons had come, but he did not believe it was for a rescue mission. He glanced to the camera monitors, instantly taking in the moving objects' positions. He sent a typed message to Blitzwing. Flaa back to city, allow weaponry to take effect. Wait to engage.

Then Prowl stood up and pointed at the well-fortified, central-control room, visions of dinobot destruction flashing in his memory.
"Chromedome - get in there- now. If Snarl is insubordinate, shut the door, stay in there and coordinate security."

Prowl clicked his internal communicator with distaste as he prepped his weaponry and walked to stand in front of the brig entry.
Snarl- we need the prisoner as a bargaining chip. Killing him won't stop the Decepticons. Go outside and fight the bigger enemy."

Heinrad
2006-05-23, 08:58 PM
Bridge, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -optic band narrows as he sees Octopunch, Stranglehold, and Fangry charging towards the ship- "Dumb 'Cons." -activates commlink- "All Dinobots, this Grimlock. Get moron whacking sticks. Morons heading for main entrance. Me say meet me there." -pauses for a beat- "Not want hear any sar..... sark.... stupid comments from any of you." -strides off the bridge, pulling his energo sword as he goes-

Fortress: -starts trying to track the incoming Decepticons with smaller weaponry- "Next time we overhaul this ship, Prime, we'd probably better include more external anti-personnel defenses."

Prime: -nods- "Suggestion noted and logged."

Ironhide: -strides onto bridge- "Any sahgn'a th' 'Cons yet?"

Prime: -points to one of the sub monitors indicating the two charging Pretenders and one flying Headmaster- "There."

Ironhide: "Ah hope they sent more. Ain't 'nuff there ta do much."

Prime: "I'm more concerned with how they intend to breach the base."
*********************
Corridors, Fort Max:

Slag: -annoyed at having been stopped just as the perfect comeback formed in his vocoder, dino mode, charging towards the Main Entrance hatch-

**********************
Medbay, Metroplex:


Minerva: -having locked all the doors, behind the overturned desk in the medbay office, stun blaster at the ready, looks over at Fixit- "You know, that is one thing we didn't think of."

Fixit: "Any ideas?"

Minerva: "If they were human, I'd suggest putting a large bowl of asperin, a few boxes of bandages, and some superglue and duct tape out there. Of course, there's that whole hypocratic oath thing...... " -sighs- "We've got a camera outside watching the halls, right?"

Fixit: -nods-

Minerva: "So.... we get any wounded, we let them in."

********************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Fangry: -wings flapping, looks over at Stranglehold and Octopunch- "Any ideas how we're gonna-"

Stranglehold: -shell opens, inner robot transforming to rhino mode, charges forward, slamming into and through the main hatch-

Stranglehold's Shell: -charges in after-

Fangry: -shakes head wearily- "The things I go through to eat a human......." -following Stranglehold-

*********************
Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: -agog with shock, nay, aghast as well- "..... he..... what....."

Prime: "That answers that question........"

**********************
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -looks over at Pounce- "Go with them."

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-05-23, 09:23 PM
Metroplex

Blaster knew what his job was and he had already engaged all of his cassettes in tracking any non-Autobot transmissions in the area. He also engaged a large jamming net around the Autobase area just to make sure that the Decepticons had a harder time talking to eachother with anything other than cans on a string.

BlueSkids
2006-05-23, 10:04 PM
Metroplex

The citybot, in full red alert, was slowly transforming into battlestation mode.

---

Metroplex bridge

Ultra Magnus nodded to Hubcap.

" Good suggestion, soldier. Proceed ", said the city commander while turning to Arcee.

" Arcee, check the weapons please. "

Magnus engaged his comm gear.

" Red Alert, here Magnus. I've sent Six-Gun, Slammer and two squads of drones to guard the Main Halls. Any suggestion to prevent a Decepticon intrusion on my city? " he asked

---

Metroplex Main Gates

Six Gun was the first to arrive, and taking cover behind a corner, aimed his guns towards the closed doors, waiting for back-up.

---

Fort Max

Dogfight started to run towards an exit hacth, but turned and looked to Dirge.

" Swoop is right. Stay inside Fort Max, you'll be safe and... refuel yourself; perhaps you will need a full charge. "

And with that the triggerbot ran towards the nearest exit hatch.

---

Fort Max, exterior

Skids watched powerless as three decepticons warriors knocked down Fort Max's main hatch. Also, a decepticon shuttle was overflying nearby.

" Quicmix, Landfill, Wheeljack; the decepticons are inside Fort Max! " said Skids while rolling slowly towards the citybot.

Above, the Aerialbots saw the decepticons smashing the main hatch, and began to watch the perimeter.

" Aerialbots, watch for more Decepticons trying to enter Fort Max! " ordered Silverbolt.

optimusskids
2006-05-23, 10:35 PM
Enroute

Landfill swivels his guns scanning for targets as the convoy picks up speed.

~*~

Pounce lollops after the other 3 calling after Fangry.


"Gonna be plenty of humans in there, sure......"

He drawled voice heavy with Sarcasm.

Infecticon
2006-05-24, 02:20 AM
Annilator

Motormaster listen to the other Decepticon gestalt teams talk. At the moment, he didn't have anything to say about their plans. While makeing plans had its up and down sides. It really didn't matter much to him wheither his team fought the ground troops or the Autobot's combiners. All that mattered to Motormaster was that the Stunticons did what they were best at...what they were created to do. Besides; in Motormaster's experience, too many things could go wrong in a battle even if you did have a plan.

Warcry
2006-05-24, 04:20 AM
Corridors, Fort Max

This time, Snarl did hit the comm panel hard enough to break it. Looking at the sparking, shattered remains of the equipment with disgust, he activated his internal comm to reply to Prowl.

"You don't bargain with enemies," he practically shouted at the strategist. "You kill them!"

As Grimlock's call crackled in his audio receptors, the warrior stopped. Despite being disgusted with Prowl's gutless orders, the Dinobot turned around and stalked out towards the entrance. After all, there would be more Decepticons for him to kill in the battle.

"Watch and learn, Prowl. This is what real Autobots do."
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Main Entry, Fort Max

Octopunch ran in right behind Stranglehold.

"To the bridge!" he shouted with unnecessary volume, waving his fellow Decepticons forward, before smashing the nearby holocam with an expert twirl of his trident.

That should confuse 'em.
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Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert replied to Magnus.

"All we can do is keep up a heavy security presence in the halls," he told the commander. "I've got my top mechs on the case."

My only mechs, he thought bitterly to himself.

"Between them and Metroplex's drones, we should be able to stop any infiltrators they send."
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Command Deck, Metroplex

"Consider it done," Hubcap told Ultra Magnus, convieniently not bothering to tell the commander that his fellow communications officer had beaten them to the punch.

Punching up the comm frequency for Blaster on his bridge console, he opened a channel to his cohort. "I can cover all the comm duties if you'd like. I know you like to mix it up with the 'Cons from time to time."

And if you're busy fighting, more chance for me to look good in front of the bosses.

Ravage
2006-05-24, 04:45 AM
Cryotek ran through the woods carefully and with the skill of someone that at least knew what he was doing. Course knowing Sixshot was somewhere to back him up helped.

He arrived at Metroplex as it was starting to transform.

Best time to do this! he thought as he fired a blast of liquid nitrogen on a piece of moving armour. He then quickly punch the frozen armour shattering it.

"Come on Ninja! I may need some back up to get out of here!" He said into his com.

He quickly jumped through and rolled luckly choosing a spot where there seemed to be few Autobots.

Best find a terminal and give the Autobots my gift He thought looking for a terminal.

Warcry
2006-05-24, 06:23 AM
Security Office, Metroplex

Almost as soon as Cryotek had breached the perimeter, silent alarms were going off on the screens in front of Red Alert.

"Sooner than I expected," he muttered to himself.

"Magnus, We've got a perimeter alert," he said into his comlink. "Section twelve, level fourteen. Have Metroplex dispatch a team of drones to meet my guards, please."

Switching channels, he barked out, "Inferno, Artfire and Mirage, we've been breached! Get down to section twelve, deck fourteen on the double; backup is on the way. I'll update you as I have more info."

As he spoke, the security director started scanning all the life-forms near the breach, locked down the firewalls on all the terminals in the sector, and started flipping through the security camera views.
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Corridors, Metroplex

As soon as he got the call, Artfire transformed to fire engine mode, connected his Targetmaster to her mounting point on his ladder, and tore off down the hall with his sirens wailing.

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-05-24, 07:37 AM
Blaster grinned as he swivled the cannon attached to the Crow's nest around to face where the Decepticon attackers were coming from.

"Don't worry 'bout that Hubcap" He aimed at where Cryotek was bashing through the front wall into the courtyard area. He kept an eye on that just incase any more tried to go through the new door.

The cassettes worked feverishly to make sure no Autobot communications were caught by Blaster's jamming-net that would be preventing any type of communication that they did not route through the system.

Scout
2006-05-24, 09:09 AM
ooc: Possibly out for a day and a half- see discussion

Security, Monitor room, Metroplex

"On my way!" Inferno replied enthusiastically. It didn't take him more than half a second to secure the computer and jump from his seat. He crossed the room and dashed out into the hall- heading for section twelve, deck fourteen.

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Security: Fort Max
Prowl broke into a rare scowl momentarily before catching his brewing temper. The addition of a comment from Blitzwing only added to the strategist's foul mood.

"I'm not running for cover."

The autobot's objection was simple. "You'll be a main target for both sides, Blitzwing. I cannot offer you safety beyond the city range."

Blitzwing scoffed as he took off and circled over the airfield. "You cannot offer safety in any measure, Prowl. They will continue attacking until the Autobots show that they are not weak enough to be targets. They have come for the deserters, and they have come for any prisoners that you have. I am one of that number, I will not run and hide, for it would disadvantage the Autobots, and all will be needed to go up against the Quintessons. You would do well to turn the others out into view."

Prowl clentched his fists in irritation and began, "I won't...",

but Blitzwing cut him off with a laugh. "..You will, because you must."

The triple changer broke off as he spotted Decepticon figures entering Fort Max. "You've got company."

Prowl scowled as he spun and headed for the brig.
"I know."

He's right. They're coming for the traitors- prisoner unlikely, unless they want to destroy him. But, they are coming here.

Prowl headed into the cell block.

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Halls: Fort Max

Swoop stopped and listened. He heard yelling- voices from nearby, but they were not voices that the dinobot recognized. However, the dinobot had received Grimlock's message and continued on his way to the main entry.

Heinrad
2006-05-24, 02:25 PM
Main Entrance, Fort Max:


Fangry: -transforms to robot mode, scowls back at Pounce- "The Autobots have human friends, you idiot. Human friends who tend to hang around them during battle....." -sniffs the air- "There's at least one here...... Kind of old, might be a little stringy."

Stranglehold: -rejoins his shell, grunts-

Slag: -dino mode, comes charging out of side corridor, plows right into Stranglehold, knocking him back against a bulkhead, transforms, tackles Stranglehold-

Grimlock: -comes charging out of one of the corridors, dino mode, head down, running at ramming speed straight at Octopunch- "Me feel like sushi!"

Fangry and Slag: -unison- "You LOOK like slag!"

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Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: -transforms back to head mode, locks into command dais- "Grimlock and Slag are in the Main Entry bay now. I think they managed to stop them. The rest of the Dinobots appear to be en route."

Prime: "Good." -activates commlink- "Prowl, what's the status of the prisoner?"

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Security Office, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -checks charge in cyclone cannon, nods- "Hosehead, get to medbay. We'll probably have wounded come in shortly. I'm going to go back Prowl and Chromedome up."

*********************
Exterior, Brig, Fort Max:


Chromedome: -wondeirng if he should go in there and let Squeezeplay out-

*********************
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -meditating, fixed on Spectro's position in the Autobot base, radiating slowly out from the Reflectorcon's position, what he's looking for coalescing in his mind-

Aero Blade
2006-05-24, 03:03 PM
Dirge nodded to both Dogfight and Swoop as they began to head off. He looked a bit saddened at being left behind, but he understood the reasons why.

As both began to leave, Dirge retreated into his quarters with hopes to get a bit of rest, but he already knew he'd be too on edge. He'd wait until things calmed down a bit before he'd see about refueling. The last thing he wanted was during the initial confusion for some of the less-informed Autobots to think someone had managed to break into the base.

BlueSkids
2006-05-24, 10:35 PM
Metroplex Command Bridge

" Affirmative, Red Alert " replied Ultra Magnus. " Metroplex will send a squad of drones inmediatly. "

" Metroplex " said Ultra Magnus when he had finished speaking with Red Alert, " send a squad of drones to section twelve, level fourteen to meet with the security staff. "

" AFFIRMATIVE, COMMANDER " thundered the citybot's voice. " I'VE ASSIGNED THE REST OF MY DRONES IN VITAL POINTS OF MY INTERNAL STRUCTURE, LIKE JUNCTIONS, VITAL ROOMS AND THE MAIN CORRIDORS. "

" Sounds good ", thought Magnus.

" Ok, Scamper " said the city commander " scann Metroplex perimeter without a break; full power to sensors and I want the exterior lights to sweep constantly the perimeter between the woods and my walls. "

" Aye sir " replied the drone.

---

Metroplex Main Gate

Slammer, Override and two squads of drones arrieved at the Gates and met with Six-Gun.

" Hy Slammer, Override " nodded Six- Gun. " Take cover and point your guns towards the Gate. "

Slammer rolled and pointed his turret towards the Main Gate, while Override take cover in the opposite corner. Behind the Autobots, the first drone squad covered the area with their guns while the other squad patrolled the adjacent corridors.

---
Fort Max Halls, exterior

" Quickmix, Landfill we must watch the woods! We cannot allow more decepticons to sneak inside Fort Max! " said Skids transforming into robot mode - guns ready- and watching carefully the destroyed main hatch and the nearby -and dark- woods.

Silverbolt, above Skids, Quickmix and Landfill head, engaged his comm gear.

" Fortress, we need more light here! Can Fort Max's exterior lights reach the woods? The Decepticons are coming from there! "

---

Fort Max

Dogfight arrived at Fort Max highest deck, opened a service hatch and jumped to the void, transforming into jet mode - leaving a great trail of flames from his rear-mounted fusion blasters -, his thrusters at full power forcing his way towards Metroplex.

Ravage
2006-05-25, 12:06 AM
Inside Metroplex

Cryotek ran down hall way and waited for Sixshot hiding.

Any time now, ninja. He thought to himself.


**********************************************

Annilator

The massive shuttle crossed the seaboard and was slowly reaching it's target.

optimusskids
2006-05-25, 06:36 AM
Woods

Chainclaw was rapidly deciding that his hiding place was not the greatest idea in the world .

The place seemed to be swarming with decepticons.

They all seemed to have gone now and he was guessing that there was some kind of Con transport over to the north of him.

The'yd gone but they had to come back.

Unspacing a thin roll of wire Chainclaw started threading it through the trees at head height working from the far left of their possible approach routes to the right .

He then retraced his steps stringing a second wire at knee level.

The specially formulated diamond hardened Wolfram wire was a greeny brown colour to help it blend in and should pierce pretender shells and even some Armour.

His work done he waited for further developments.

Warcry
2006-05-25, 07:37 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

Octopunch let out a gargling battle cry and rushed to meet Grimlock's charge. The Pretender spun his trident through a complex series of arcs as the two warriors closed on oneanother, hoping to distract his foe with the impressive display of manual dexterity. As they came within striking distance of eachother, he took a two-handed grip on the weapon, aimed for the Dinobot leader's head, and tried to drive the three tines of the trident into Grimlock's upper skull.

Snarl tore around the corner only seconds after his leader, caught sight of the battle, and dashed past the two already-engaged Pretenders. He carried on past Fangry as well, slashing his energo-sword at the Headmaster's legs without breaking stride, before closing with Pounce and doing his level best to deck the Clone with a single punch.
_________________________________

Black Heart

Bugly glanced sidelong at Bludgeon.

"If you're ready..."

The Pretender drew upon the dark energies that sustained him, then turned that inwards, translating it into precise control of his own body's capabilities. An observer would see the insectoid Pretender shrinking, his physical presence diminishing as more and more of his mass was shunted into subspace. After a few seconds of this, Bugly floated in the air where he had been standing, his body no larger than a common fly. This was a very risky trick, one that few other Pretenders would even contemplate. To shink in size so drastically, one had to banish all but one onethousandth of a percent of his mass into subspace. The control and precision required was daunting even to Bugly, but with the aid of his arcane skills, he could accomplish it with relative ease. The end result was almost perfect stealth...after all, who worried about insects during a Decepticon attack?

We should go, he thought to Bludgeon, before flapping his wings and buzzing off like an everyday housefly.

Scout
2006-05-25, 07:42 AM
Fort Max: Brig

Prowl stopped outside the holding cell, arming his weaponry. He looked hard at the two Decepticons and replied verbally over his communicator. "Spectro - is secure Sir. Decepticons have breached Maximus' walls and it is almost certain they will orient to security to eliminate any threats of compromised Decepticon security. I have assigned Chromedome to take over security control from the reinforced center, and I am removing Squeezeplay to a different cell block to reduce the liklihood of a substantial Decepticon breach and for that prisoner's own safety."

He motioned to Squeezeplay to move forward and switched frequencies to continue talking to Optimus internally.
"It may be necessary to use Spectro as a distraction."

Fort Max: Halls
Swoop skidded to a halt as he heard Grimlock's voice. Immediately, he transformed and flew towards the sound, picking out the form of Fangry and zeroing in on it with his large beak.

*******
Spike heard the commotion beyond, but was glad he was nearly to the bridge. Nevertheless, he picked up the pace, feeling a wave of relief that Daniel wasn't there.

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Airspace
Blitzwing zeroed in on the direction that the Decepticons had been coming from.
He growled to himself as he began strafing any areas where the mountain woods were wide enough to allow ships to land.
"Can't see how they got here, but I'll give them something to think about for leaving."
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Metroplex: Halls
Inferno rounded a corner and brought both fists up before beginning a full-on shoulder charge. "Cryotek, you sorry excuse for a decepticon. I'll make your hide into storage cases!"

Ravage
2006-05-25, 02:05 PM
Metroplex halls.

Well looks like Sixshot is busy guess the one to trust most is always yourself. He thought as he watched Inferno charge him.

"Me the sorry excuse?" He laughed as his eye caught his target.

Just what I need he thought as he saw a terminal.

He quickly dashed down the hallway slid to the front of the computer and fired too walls of ices too each side of himself. His hands quickly sped over the keyboard as he popped the disk into the terminal.

Command enter: run program lockdown exe.

Cryotek smiled as his optics watched the screen soon at least Metroplex would have his own issues leaving the Decepticons to fight the Autobots and the traitors.

Scout
2006-05-25, 02:55 PM
Metroplex: Halls
Seeing that something bad was about to happen, Inferno hit his communicator in mid-stride as he saw Cryotek running towards the terminal, hoping that the citybot could adjust in time. "Metroplex, switch to security system program Delta!"

Having closed in as his quarry was working, the big Autobot drew back an arm and lunged into a powering punch at the stationary Cryotek.

Ravage
2006-05-25, 03:52 PM
Cryotek saw Inferno lunging at him and quickly pressed a button on the terminal.

Upload complete program running. flashed on the screen right as Inferno caught Cryotek right upside the face. He rolled with the punch and came to a kneel a few yards away from him. He looked at Inferno and all he could do was laugh.

If things worked correctly the program should begin to overlord Metroplex's systems causing his weapons and security measures to go offline. Possibly frying a number of circuit boards on the way by filling his system with millions of unneeded system commands and actions. Much like what the humans would call a "worm" or "spam".

He smiled and waited for the fun to start. Readying himself for a fight.

Scout
2006-05-25, 06:11 PM
Metroplex: Halls

Inferno hit Cryotek so hard he rebounded and skidded to a halt across from the computer. He didn't waste any time in plunging forward toward the kneeling Decepticon.

"Lunatic. I'll wipe that laugh off your face and plaster it on your exhaust."

Inferno ran forward and cocked his right arm back, intending to follow up with a left-arm grab and a right-arm punch to the optics and olfactory area.

***********

At Metroplex's entry, Mirage made his way inside, still cloaked in invisibility. The spy moved carefully, slowly. The forced entry was clear from the exterior- he didn't know where - or when - he'd stumble on the intruders.

optimusskids
2006-05-25, 06:40 PM
(ooc surely because of the insecticons , insect would be fairly high on the list of things being looked for)

Pounce ignited his flight thrusters and shot up towards the ceiling

"I've taken down one of you guess its time to add another Dinobot to my list , start myself a collection."

He fired both his missile launchers down at the Dinobot.

BlueSkids
2006-05-25, 10:15 PM
Metroplex, bridge

" SWITCHING TO SECURITY SYSTEM PROGRAM DELTA " said the citybot. " UNKNOWM PROGRAM DETECTED, FIREWALLS ACTIVATED. INICI...INI..."

" Scamper, I want an inmediate systems diagnostics! We cannot lose control of Metroplex systems! "

Ultra Magnus was worried. Red Alert's internal security upgrades were notable, but he wasn't sure it wouldn't be enough against the decepticons evil techno-tricks. In a hurry, the city commander engaged his comm gear.

"Red Alert, enemy programm downloaded into Metroplex systems. Metroplex firewalls activated but... I'm not sure if it'll enough! Can we eliminate this virus? "

"Do you hear me, big-bot? You must resist!" thought Ultra Magnus.

---

Metroplex Halls

" What's that sound? " asked Override, hearing Cryotek and Inferno battle.

" Dunno " replied Six-Gun. " Overide, go and see what's that. "

The triggerbot nodded and transforming into bike mode rolled towards the sound with a squad of drones following him.

---

Fort Max Halls

Skids entered the breach and discovered the combat between the decepticon pretenders and the dinobots.

" For Primus' sake! " he thought.

Skids, fully aware that the dinobots battling the enemy warriors in the Halls were better warriors than him, decided to guard the breached doors with Quickmix and Landfill.

Heinrad
2006-05-25, 11:24 PM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -stops his headlong charge as Octopunch twirls his trident, transfroms to robot mode- "Funny. Me think all you missing is spandex and parade to lead!" -brings rocket launcher up, fires both rockets at Octopunch-

Slag: -slamming his fists into Stranglehold's midsection-

Stranglehold: -grunting, brings his locked fists down in a double hammerblow on Slag's back-

*******************
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -watching Bugly shrink himself down to the size of a housefly- "Theatrical. Not that I can talk......." -smoke hissing from the nozzles on the backs of his legs, enveloping the Metallikato master, disapating, revealing nothing-

Ravage
2006-05-26, 01:21 AM
Cryotek wiped some oil from his mouth and grabbed the Autobots arm as he came in for the second strike.

"The first time you tried to blindside me. Now it's my turn!" He growled as the wretched the Autobots arm and quickly tossed the Autobot over his shoulder using the Autobots mass and momentum for added leverage.

Warcry
2006-05-26, 06:19 AM
Brig, Fort Max

Squeezeplay grunted, then stood and moved out of the cell. Flexing his arms, he popped open the trick cuffs that Ironhide had given him and tossed them to Prowl.

"He's not talking," the Headmaster said. "But he's lucid. Either he was faking all along, or his buddies are close by."

With a shrug, he added, "Anyway, there's no good reason for me to keep up the act. So...you think you could use another strong mech to help guard this place?"
___________________________________

Main Entry, Fort Max

Octopunch sent a cascade of lightning arcing out from the tips of his trident, enveloping and detonating the incoming missiles before they reached him. The Pretender continued running right through the resulting fireball, paying no attention to the way his shell's flesh was painfully singed by the heat. As he was covered by the flames, he shifted to a one-handed grip on the trident, pulled his harpoon gun from subspace, and fired an electically-charged spear at Grimlock.

Snarl was hit in the chest by Pounce's missiles, but simply gritted his teeth, ignored the pain, and slashed upwards with his energo-sword, trying to slice the enemy in half.

"Talk less and die more, 'Con scum!"
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Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire hit his brakes and transformed as he pulled up to the scene of the battle between Inferno and Cryotek. Fireball cannon in hand, the sniper carefully took aim at the Decepticon and (when he was sure he wouldn't hit his fellow Autobot) sent a stream of white-hot chemical fireballs at the enemy.
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Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert scowled as Magnus's comm call came through.

Sometimes I wish I wasn't so right all the time...

"Don't worry," he said, feverishly tapping away at his keyboard. "We were prepared. I made sure to have a new set of countermeasures installed when we rebuilt the city. I'm activating them now."

After a few seconds, a rare smile spread across his face.

"The new computer security subroutines are already isolating and purging the virus, sir. We'll be experiencing some system troubles for a few more minutes, but it won't be able to do any permanent harm."

Thank you, Mainframe, he said silently.
___________________________________

Outside

Bugly headed towards Fortress Maximus, looking for an air intake vent or open window that he could use for ingress.

(OOC: Insects might be high on the suspicious list, opskids...but well-known Decepticon Pretenders are even higher on the list, I'll bet. ;) )

optimusskids
2006-05-26, 06:43 AM
Main Entry Fort Max

Pounce dodged the sword strike

"quite the conversationalist , has Auntie Grimlock been sending you on elocution lessons."

He cursed as the sword sliced into the tip of his left toe.
He jabbed at Snarls face with one of his Bayonets.


~*~

The targetmasters pulled up beside Skids and transformed and watched as the battle raged in the entrance way Quickmix was content to scan the horizon for further targets.

Landfill watched intently his normally affable expression replaced by something harder , grimmer, he was a sniper , this was war fighting fair got you killed.

Aiming he fired Flintlock at Octopunch's back and Silencer at Stranglehold's

(ooc lol good point gets Ricochet to order fly swat from ACME catologue.)

Ravage
2006-05-26, 02:03 PM
OOC- I hope everyones ready :) And wheres my Ninja? hehe. BTW this will be my one post today long day plus X3 :)

Cryotek saw the screen on the terminal he was using flash up something and grunted. Right before a stream of white hot energy surged by him nearly missing him and warping some of his armour plates.

Maybe I can use these Autobots to my advantage.[/b] He said firing a blast of ice on the ground to slip of the drones he ran down the hall looking at a map he stole from the last raid on Metroplex. There was a rather massive computer bank near him.

Plus the wonderful thing about his virus was it acted like human "spam" or "ad-ware" it would just keep on dumping it's payload regardless of protective measures until it was finally removed.

He quickly ran down the hall found the door he wanted and ducked into the room.

[i]Now to make them think I am hiding in here. He thought as didn't shut the door but rather fired his ice beam to make a rather sizable wall of ice around the door.

Two ways to do this he thought as he quickly accessed a termial in the computer bank and brought the virus up in the computer area here. The more the merrier he laughed knowing that Red Alert couldn't keep up with his l33t h0x3r skillz. Plus if he couldn't bring Metroplex down himself when the Autobots placed the ice wall down that should bring enough ice and water onto the systems to do the job for him.


***************************************

Annilator

Hatemonger smiled as he set the massive shuttle down near the Autobot cities. The stealth systems worked perfectly.

He quickly entered some functions on the warship. He remembered when an Autobot snuck aboard his vessel on the last mission this time this would not happen. As the in ship defenses activated set to Autobots and the known traitors as well. Also, the ships full outside weapon systems were activated as well.

He ran to the door as Overlord join him transformed into his tank mode and exited the shuttle.

"Decepticons attack!" He screamed as he thrundered out the door Overlord in tank and airplane mode followed.

**************************************

"Sweet!" Rampage said running out of the shuttle.

"Save Predaking for until we get near the cities don't want the Autobots to know we arrive too quickly!" Razorclaw said as Divebomb swooped overhead his eyes noticing something.

"Everyone hold up!" He yelled as he quickly took his laser rifle out and fired it into the woods.

"Someone set the woods up with razor wire. Hatemonger and Overlord wouldn't have had too much trouble as they are bloody tanks but us. May have been a touch annoying." He said refering to everyone else.

"Well we have our mission! Predacons go!" Razorclaw said as all five Predacons ran all weapons at the ready.

**************************************

Ruckus drove out in his Dune buggy mode with his weapons armed ready for a scrap.

**************************************

"Shall we?" Flywheels asked himself "We Shall." He said to himself as he quickly ran out of the door in his Jet and Tank modes.

Infecticon
2006-05-26, 10:18 PM
Annilator

With almost a yell of excitement, the Stunticons transformed and followed after the other Decepticons in exiting the shuttle.

BlueSkids
2006-05-26, 10:51 PM
Autobase, Fort Max

The Aerialbots were patrolling the skies when Slingshot, the team sharpshooter, discovered a laser shot in the nearby woods.

" A las shot! " he said. " Silverbolt, i've seen a las shot over there, in the woods. "

" That's it, that's the main attack force... " muttered Silverbolt.

The Aerialbot's leader sent an Autobot general transmission.
" At all Autobots, decepticon forces detected aproaching from the woods, number of hostiles unknow. Fortress, Fortress, do you copy? We need Fort Max guns! "

Rollerdash
2006-05-26, 11:44 PM
*Arcee started flipping swiches*

"Activate cannons!"

"Cannons activated."

"Raise Shields!"

"Shilds raised."


"Now all we need is luck.....lets hope we make it through the night."

Heinrad
2006-05-27, 02:20 AM
Bridge, Fort Max:


Ironhide: -manning the sensor station- "Gettin' a lotta blips, Prahme. Here they come."

Fortress: -over commlink- "I read you, Silverbolt. Bringing guns online!" -ship's guns and missile batteries pivot, targeting systems locking into the woods(making sure not to target any Autobots that might be out there-

Prime: -right hand closing into a fist- "FIRE!"

Fort Max Ship's guns and missile batteries: -roar to life, sending missiles and energy and anti-matter beams into the woods-

Prime: "Keep the cover fire up as long as you can, Fortress. Ironhide, with me. Let's go greet the unwelcome visitors!" -pulls laser rifle and energo sword-

Ironhide: "Ah was hopin' ya'd wanna do that." -pulls blaster pistol and energo axe-

Prime and Ironhide: -charge off the bridge-

***********************
Main Entry, Fort Max:

Fangry: "Great. I'm being attacked by a flying dodo." -brings gun up, opens fire at Swoop-

Grimlock: -staggers as the spear's electrical charge races through his systems, pulls energo-sword- "Me gonna enjoy this....." -charging towards Octopunch, firing his rocket launcher, then slashing at Octopunch's head-

Ravage
2006-05-27, 04:21 AM
Hatemonger yelled over the din of the cannonfire.

"Stay low! Their guns can't hit us of we keep under their line of fire. We we get close attack!" He screamed rolling over trees and forest.

Scout
2006-05-27, 06:07 AM
Metroplex: Halls

"Errk." Inferno's armour exterior was a lot stronger than the internal joints and joinings. He felt a snap and pain as Cryotek heaved him upwards. Using the momentum of the hoist, he grabbed Cryotek around the chest and lifted his legs vertically, leaving the midsection (and Inferno's arms) exposed to Artfire's fireball attack. The flaming brew didn't bother the search-and-rescue operative's thick armour, but being unprepared for it, he did feel the sting, letting go unexpectedly. He crashed to the floor.

ooc: Rav- please don't do the leet speak. Also, watch to make certain your characters are taking appropriate damage- Cryotek should be taking some effects from attacks. Be cautious too about taking too many 'forced moves' on Metroplex, even with Warcry's permission. :)
************

Mirage honed in on the commotion and readied his rifle. The spy felt something was amiss- too much noise and distraction. He began checking other areas for any signs of additional intruders.
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Fort Max: Security: Brig

Prowl caught the cuffs and holstered them in one motion as he tried to determine if Squeezeplay had indeed turned. For the moment, it seemed the former Decepticon had. Whatever the case, signifying his loyalties in front of Spectro meant he'd likely have two factions ready to terminate him if he crossed the Autobots as well. And Prowl knew the extra pair of hands and set of weaponry would be useful.
Prowl shut the cell and locked it, motioning back up toward the entry and moving hurridly.
"The Mayhems are on their way here, Squeezeplay. They've breached Max already and the arrival is imminent. Take cover in the open control room- it's likely they'll be heading here for the brig. I will try to cover you and contain them within the hall. From there you will need to manually activate the locking sequences and start the anti-personnel elimination mode that's been installed on Fort Max's computers. The key sequence is laid out on system 3- bronze control panel mid-way across the north side of the room. Just hit all 5 buttons in sequence order and turn the key."

Prowl stopped in front of the brig doors and pointed.
"Your assistance- is appreciated."

------------------------


Fort Max: Halls.
Swoop took a solid blast, leaving holes in his plating, but immediately snapped back towards Fangry's face, aiming for the optics and anything else he might be able to puncture with the toothy beak.

Warcry
2006-05-27, 07:06 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

Snarl twisted to the side and blocked Pounce's bayonet strike with his sword....mostly. The edge of the blade cut across his right shoulder, leaving a score in the armour that was more painful that hindering.

"I said die!"

Using the centrifugal force of his twisting body to augment the strength in his arms (not that he understood the physics involved), the Dinobot threw a haymaker at Pounce's exposed belly with his free arm.

"I doubt it," Octopunch said to Grimlock. The Pretender ducked under the rocket fire, groaning in fury when the projectiles exploded behind him and singed his back. The underwater expert then brought his trident up to block the Dinobot leader's sword strike. He caught the sword between two of the weapon's tines and twisted the trident's shaft, hoping that the torque would tear the blade from his foe's hands.
______________________________________

Brig, Fort Max

"Aye, sir," Squeezeplay said to Prowl. The Headmaster found that he liked the Autobot's direct manner. It was less confusing than Prime's behaviour, almost reminding him of the Decepticon officers he used to deal with...except far less malevolent.

After taking a moment to scope out the security office to see where exactly it was Prowl had asked him to go, the defector nodded and started to walk away.

"Thank you," he added as he did so, not quite sure why he said it, but certain all the same that he meant it.
______________________________________

Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert spat out a particularly vulgar Cybertronian curse as he saw another one of the city's computer terminals blinking with the light that indicated a viral infection.

"You want to play dirty, do you? Fine."

Tapping in a series of codes on his terminal, the security director encoded the sensor readings of Cryotek's spark signature into the city's memory banks and keyed in a series of instructions. Now, whenever the Decepticon saboteur approached one of Metroplex's computer screens, the power to the terminal would be switched off, eliminating any further computer security breaches.

That task done, Red turned back to his primary monitor and watched the progress of his virus-elimination countermeasures.
______________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire dropped to one knee beside Inferno, his paramedic training taking precidence over the need to chase down the Decepticon enemy.

"Are you alright?" he asked as he looked over his downed comrade.
______________________________________

Outside

"Gnnn! Terrorcons, attack!" Hun-grrr lead his troops down the Annihilator's ramp at a dead run, with his stun rifle in one hand and his sheild securely mounted on the other arm. Blot, Cutthroat and Sinnertwin were behind him within milliseconds, while Rippersnapper watched haughtily for a moment before following.

Overhearing Divebomb's observation, the Terrorcon leader held up his hand. His team stopped around him. "Grrr. Cutthroat, move to the front of the unit and break trail for us."

The terror trooper coldly nodded, then stepped in front of his leader, transformed to beast mode, and used his beak to shear through the nearest section of wire.

As enemy fire started to rain into the forest around them, Hun-grrr smiled ferally to himself.

This will be a glorious battle indeed.
______________________________________

Bugly fluttered towards the city, barely managing to dodge the energy beams (that were bigger than he was) that erupted from the city's defense banks as he got closer. He felt a strange tingle as the base sheilds were brought up just behind him, and breathed a sigh of relief that he had made it inside the perimeter in time.

As he approached the base's main entry, the sounds of battle issued from within. Catching sight of an air vent a few metres away from the hatch, he flew inside, hoping the air duct would take him past the fighting. At his current size, the slightest bit of stray weaponsfire could be lethal.

optimusskids
2006-05-27, 09:29 AM
Fort Max , Entry Way

Pounce suddenly became very aware of Newtons third law of motion as he described a parabolic arc through the air in response to the force of Snarl's blow a large dent in his frontal armour. He cushioned some of the force with his flight thrusters but the impact on the corridor bulkhead was still impressive. Sagging down to a sitting position against the bulkhead he regathered his wits.


"I'm not planning to Die today ." quipped Pounce


The poor quality of the pun revealing he was more shaken than he'd thought.

He shook himself mentally and calmy recocked his missile launchers

He aimed both of them and fired at the Dinobot.

Heinrad
2006-05-27, 02:27 PM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: "Not get it, Fish-Face. Me really gonna enjoy this!" -keeping his grip on the energo-sword, using it to try to keep the trident away, attempts to butt-stroke Octopunch up the side of the head with his rocket launcher-

Fangry: "What? YEOW!" -wincing as part of his visor gets ripped off- "Stupid Dinobot! I'm only here for lunch!" -attempting to slam his shield into Swoop's head-

--------

Bludgeon: -cloaked, watching the fracas from the doorway, moving deeper into the ship-

Rollerdash
2006-05-27, 03:50 PM
*Arcee Continued activating tureents and weapons.*

"Well here goes."

*Arcee's seat Raised and entered a heavy manual Turrent*

*Activated targeting system*

"Lets rock!"

*The turrent came to life as Arcee attempted to fire uppon the Deciptcon ranks.*

Ravage
2006-05-28, 02:28 AM
OOC- No Prob.

Metroplex

Cryotek walked over to a computer terminal and saw the power switch off.

Hmm smarter than I thought He smiled. With that he kicked the ice wall he made to regain access to the hallway.

"Well before I leave a gift!" He said as he fired his ice blasts at the computer bays.

"Time for an exit." He muttered to himself as he saw the Autobots still in front of him.

*****************************************

Ouside as the group of Decepticons the Predacons quickly dodged out of the way of Autobot defenses.

"I thought you said they were going to shut down their bloody cities!?" Headstrong grunted to Razorclaw.

"So someone probably changed the plan when does that tend to stop us?" The Predacon leader laughed as the group closed in on Metroplex.

"Predacons! Fire an offensive barrage then merge into Predaking." Razorclaw yelled as the group brought their weapons online.

*******************************************

Hatemonger rolled through the woods with relative ease scanning the battlefiled his optics saw a target rolling on the Airfield. A bit of dispair his the Decepticon General albeit breifly.

"Blitzwing, you coward. I will send you to the pit." The infantry leader growled as his assualt tank mode rolled forward.

********************************************

"Target those turrets!" Ruckus yelled to Flywheels as he opened fire on a turret that was blasting at him a large round exploded near him knocking him through the air as he transformed back into robot mode and laughed.

"Takes a licking but keeps on ticking." He grunted.

*********************************************

Fly took to the sky and tried to remove some of Metroplex's turret grid as wheels was content just firing on any target he could find.

"We could work together." Fly said to his tank componet.

"Sure we could but wheres the fun in that?" Wheels retorted rolling and firing.

*********************************************

Overlord's aircraft mode flew over his tank form and combined transforming into the massive warrior.

"Attack and kill!" He screaming firing at anything that seemed remotely Autobot.

OOC- What does Overlord have for weapons?

*********************************************

Black Heart

Spyglass and Viewfinder waited in the shuttle as Viewfinder manned it's weapon systems and Spyglass was ready to get the ship running if Bludgeon told him too.

Warcry
2006-05-28, 06:04 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

Snarl flattened himself against the corridor wall as Pounce opened fire on him, and winced slightly as the clone's missiles detonated close enough to burn some of his paint off.

"You like rockets so much?" he asked the Decepticon as he drew his launcher from subspace and fired it at his foe. "Here. Have one!"

Octopunch kept both hands tightly gripped on his trident, not even trying to aviod or deflect Grimlock's strike. The butt of the Dinobot's gun hit the Pretender's heavy diving helmet with a dull clunk, denting the thick metal but doing no other serious damage.

Before the large Autobot could make another attack, two of Octopunch's tentacles lashed out at his extended arm, in an attempt to wrap around it and pin it in place.
_________________________________

Corridors, Fort Max

Bugly zipped out of an air duct beyond the fight, just out of line-of-sight from the combatants. With a relieved sigh, the Pretender returned to his normal size and stalked off towards the brig.
_________________________________

Outside

Now clear of the forest, Hun-grrr led his Terrorcons towards Fortress Maximus. At his order, the group held their fire. The team leader knew that his troops wouldn't be able to do any damage from this range anyway...and that the city gunners would be more likely to shoot at the Decepticons who were attacking. Although he doubted the big guns could aim accurately enough to hit a regular-sized Decepticon, even a near-miss from the warship-calibre guns would be instantly lethal.

optimusskids
2006-05-28, 09:23 AM
Fort Max entrance way


Quickmix turned to Skids

"We have Decepticons behind us , Decepticons rapidly approaching from in front , i suggest our optimum strategy would be to remove ourselves from the immediate vicinity by taking one of the cross corridors and proceeding to where we can man some of the cities fixed defences."

~*~

Landfill dropped down into a prone position

" watch my back"

Landfill carefully drew a bead on Razorclaw targetting his left arm and fired both weapons at him. Sending a volley through the air.

~*~

Quickmix looked down at Landfill

"Although we may achieve a success of no little consequence if we briefly maintain our position here. Observe Skids, Landfill is hoping to prevent the formation of a Gestalt by damaging the team leaders limbs , an admirable tactic which we should employ more often."

Quickmix kneeled on one knee and fired Boomer and Ricochet at Razorclaw's left arm.

~*~

"Thanks Dinoscum , I'll add it to my collection , anything concerning you Dinobots has gotta be museum grade."

Pounce dived sideways and kept going as the explosion's force sent him flying further into the base.


Pounce transformed and loped up the corridor limping slightly.

"See if you can keep up with someone further up the evolutionary chain."

BlueSkids
2006-05-28, 10:47 AM
Fort Max, Halls

Skids nodded.

" You're right, Quickmix! We better go inside Fort Max... "

Then Skids saw Landfill and Quickmix firing at Razorclaw.

" Good idea, but forget him! The Predacons are heading towards Metroplex! Here there're more decepticons aproaching the gates! "

Skids ran inside Fort Max and taking cover behind the fallen doors started firing on the aproaching decepticons.

" Quickmix! What we can do to defend the entrance?! " he yelled above the battle sounds.

---

Fort Max, above

The Aerialbots made a bomb run and sent a varied barrage of torque rifle beams, photon displacer shots, lightning bolts, nega-gun beams and mortar projectiles on the aproaching Terrorcons.

---

Airspace

Dogfight was flying towards Metroplex when he saw Fly attacking the citybot.
The triggerbot, using the night on his advantage aproached Fly from his tail and locking on the duocon flyer - half, fired two air-to-air missiles.

---

Metroplex Bridge

Ultra Magnus aproached Arcee.

" Arcee, see if you can use the light weapons on the Predacons. The big guns are too slow. Try with the ion pulse rifles, the disruptor arrays and the laser turrets."

Scamper sent a message to Fort Max, informing them about the intruders on Metroplex.

---

Metroplex Corridors

Override turned a corner with his drone squad and saw Cryotek leaving a room. Behind the decepticon Override saw a damaged Inferno and Artfire.

" Freeze! " said the triggerbot at Cryotek, pointing at him with his two armor-piercing guns.

optimusskids
2006-05-28, 01:39 PM
Quickmix pondered

"I do have one idea which may have a modicum of success, I have an array of substances that when applied to the ramp will affect surface tension and therefore slow the Decepticon advance, unfortunately it will not stop them for good and will also have a detrimental affect on our own troops."


A voice echoed from one of Quickmix's weapons

"heh the big fool he wants to make the ramp all slippery the fou."

BlueSkids
2006-05-28, 01:52 PM
Fort Max Halls

" Do you have any flammable substance? " asked Skids to Quickmix, dodging a lost shot.

optimusskids
2006-05-28, 02:32 PM
Fort Max Halls

"I have several substances in my inventory which match that criteria , were there any specific secondary characteristics you were interested in ."

Quickmix replied.

Aero Blade
2006-05-28, 02:35 PM
Dirge had been in his new quarters for awhile now, trying to become familiar with the new surroundings and get some rest, but being unaware of what was going on exactly with the earlier alarms, and still needing to refuel, he was getting fidgetty.

Maybe I should check in with security Dirge considered. If I'm needed someplace then they can direct me to it, or at least tell me what I should be doing right now Dirge got up from where he had been resting, heading over to the communication equipment in his quarters. It was a relatively simple system, but it still took him a moment to be sure he had it working properly before he placed his called.

"Dirge to security," he started, not sure who would be on duty right now, but hoping it wasn't Red Alert... "Checking for any standing orders, or to request new ones..."

MirageHoundFan
2006-05-28, 04:28 PM
OOC: Had a bad case of writer's block for a few days, but I'm back

Outside

Seeing the shuttle, Wheeljack turned around sharply and revved his engine, speeding towards Fort Max as fast as his vehicle mode would allow.

* * * * * *

Metroplex

Having followed his commander inside the cityformer, Sixshot had followed Cryotek at a distance, covering his back as his commanding officer set about completing the mission.

* * * * * *

Woods

The undergrowth barely moved as Catilla suddenly appeared beside Chainclaw, hissing quietly "Been checking out the enemy's movements a bit. They seem to have got inside the bases"

optimusskids
2006-05-28, 04:38 PM
Woods

Chainclaw started

"How many times have i told you not to do that you'll give me pump failure. We've got plenty of targets to choose from fancy kicking some predacon aft."

Ravage
2006-05-28, 11:12 PM
Outside

Razorclaw let out a roar of pain as one of the Targetmaster's strikes hit his forearm. Though being hit by one attack had the sideeffect of him jumping to the ground by instinct to avoid the other attack as he quickly dove and took cover to the woods.

"Predacons over here!" He yelled looking at his wrist the armour was pretty well slagged but his hand still functioned which currently was all he cared about.

The other four Predacons quickly dashed off to their commander.

"Gotta love snipers." Divebomb quipped as the four assembled.

"Yes more reason to crush them!" Razorclaw snarled as the five warriors merged into Predaking.

The giant Decepticon took to the skies and opened fire with his plasma cannon and X-Ray laser his optics seeing one Autobot in a turret he opened fire on the Turret manned by Arcee.

***********************************************

Fly's systems warned of the missile fire as he quickly took to evasive actions to try to avoid the missile as he grew close to Metroplex one missile veered towards the Autobot city.

He was not to lucky with the other missile as it hit him in the tail wing causing him to hurdle to towards the ground.

***********************************************

If Wheels had a head he would have shook it at this moment.

"Not again." He grunted as he quickly rolled towards his falling other half.

"Hey good timing!" Fly groaned evening his desent and nearing Wheels.

"Got ya!" Wheels said as the two merge and transformed back into robot mode.

"You alive?" Wheels asked.

"I still joined with you. Didn't I? But I think I've been grounded for the rest of this fight." Fly growled as Flywheels took his laser rifle and opened fire on Metroplex.

***********************************************

Inside Metroplex

Cryotek ran down a hallway his systems running a check on his right shoulder from Inferno and Artfires strike before.

Cryotek stopped as he saw Override standing in his way.

He quickly brought up his ice beam and fired it at the triggercons cannon ports.

"I think thats my line." He snapped back.

*************************************************

Airfield

Hatemonger was quite enraged with Blitzwing at this point.

"I brought you from Cybertron, get the leadership to allow you to return to our ranks and you betray not only the Decepticons but me!" He roared nearing the Triplechanger.

"I was going to give you a chance to respond but realise now your not exactly worthy of that benefit." He growled and opened fire with his fusion cannons at the Decepticon.

**************************************************

Overlord was having quite a fun time blowing apart turrets and the like.

"Come Autobots!" Are there any that dare stand before me!?" He roared.

**************************************************

Ruckus was growing bored with trying to shot cannons.

"I need a more active target." He sighed and saught out a more live foe he then saw the two targetmasters taking popshots at the advancing Decepticons.

"Now that can't be sporting!" He announed as he opened fire at Quickmix and Landfill firing his missiles at the two Autobots.

Scout
2006-05-29, 01:52 AM
ooc: My new computer's OS corrupted and it won't even start. Posts may be only once / twice a day until I get the repair disk from Dell Wed. evening. Borrowing my mom's computer.


Fort Max: Security: Outside Brig
The radio call was clear, and Prowl could tell by the hum of the lighting in the background that Dirge was somewhere near standard quarters.
"Dirge, stay where you are and monitor the human news. If this is a decoy, inform me immediately."
Finishing, Prowl armed his weapons and waited on heightened alert, for any sounds coming or behind him within the brig. He left the door open and watched the entrance from security to the inner halls of Maximus, expecting the uninvited arrivals anytime.
With the backup he had, the strategist hoped the confrontation would lead the Decepticons away from the others and towards their goal- and a potential entrapment. If not, he would protect those under his authority with any means necessary.

--------------
Metroplex: Halls
Inferno clasped Artfire on the shoulder as he rolled up to his feet. He grinned broadly to show he was allright, even though his shoulder ached.
"Thanks. I'm fine pal. Let's go put us a lizard on a stick and roast 'em."

---------------

Airfield

Hnnn. It is Hatemonger. He can stop this, if he listens.

Blitzwing honed in on Hatemonger as he emerged from the forest. The triple changer prepared to strafe the other Decepticon, but held his fire, easily manuevering around the bursts as he drew closer.

"Hatemonger, call off this foolishness! Who is not worthy- oh great battalion commander? There is no glory in this. Seek the more powerful enemy to deal with first- the Quintessons. Who is the coward now?
You attack untrained, pitiful enemies whose numbers could help us win our home back. Use the Autobots against the Quintessons as pawns, then deal with them. This battle helps no one but the Quintessons!"

Blitzwing drew up short and landed in robot mode, a couple hundred feet in front of his former ally and friend, waiting on his next action.
----------------------
Fort Max: Halls
Swoop squawked loudly as the shield hit him in the side of the head. He flapped his wings once in confusion as he transformed, then attempted to throw a wild punch at Fangry in retaliation.

Heinrad
2006-05-29, 02:25 AM
Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: -chuckles- "A big target. Finally."

********************
Guns of Fort Max:


Missile launchers and ship's guns: -pivot and lock onto Predaking, open fire, sending salvos of missiles and a wide variety of energy beams at the large Decepticon gestalt-

********************
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Fangry: -stumbles as the wild punch clips him on the jaw, swings the shield, edge on, at Swoop's face-

Grimlock: -growling, pushing down on his sword, gun arm trapped, roars, slams head forward, attempting to smash the top of his head through Octopunch's Pretender helmet faceplate-

Prime and Ironhide: -come charging in-

Prime: "Grimlock! Finish up here then join me outside!"

Slag: -grunts in surprise and Stranglehold lifts him, puts him into an airplane spin, and drops him into a backbreaker-

Stranglehold: -tosses Slag aside, picks up morning star, twirling it, charges at Prime-

Ironhide: -swings energo-axe up, tangling the morning star- "Now that ain't nahce." -brings blaster up, fires it at Stranglehold's chest-

Stranglehold: -takes a step back, chest of his Pretender shell smouldering, yanks the axe out of Ironhide's hands, flicks the morning star, sending the axe, blade first, into the bulkhead behind him-

Ironhide: -scowls-

Slag: -tackles Stranglehold from behind, slamming the Pretender face first into the deck- "Get outside!"

Ironhide: -leaps over the two struggling forms, yanks axe from the wall-

Prime and Ironhide: -head outside-

************************
Fort Max, Brig:


Nightbeat: -holding cyclone cannon, looking around-

Chromedome: "This doesn't feel right. We should be out there."

Nightbeat: "They're here for the prisoner. We can't let them get him."

************************
Fort Max, Security Control:


Bludgeon: -cloaked, looking at the monitors, figuring out the cell block's position within the base-

*************************
Fort Max, Exterior:


Prime and Ironhide: -looking at Overlord-

Prime: "Ready?"

Ironhide: "We gone up against bigger 'Cons. Ugly, though."

Prime: -chuckles- "Then we take him by the numbers." -raises voice- "You want a fight, Overlord? You've got one!"

Prime: -charges forward, firing his laser rifle and shoulder mounted flame cannons at Overlord-

Ironhide: -charges forward, firing blaster pistol at Overlord-

Aero Blade
2006-05-29, 02:47 AM
Decoy? Dirge puzzled for a moment, confused about the response. Oh wait, he means the incident happening right now "Will do, I'll report anything suspicious," Dirge responded, making note of the com frequency to use later on his own internal com, then switched the communication equipment over to scan the human airwaves.

Now this was something he could do easily, watching tv, but too bad he couldn't browse for entertainment. He kept it focused on the news channels, looking for anything that might pertain to themselves.

Rollerdash
2006-05-29, 02:54 AM
*Arcee gave a nod to Ultra Magnus*

"Yes sir."

*Arcee Switched over to a light repeating turrent and tried to locate the Predicons.*

Ravage
2006-05-29, 03:04 AM
Hatemonger transformed into robot mode and looked at Blitzwing.

"I am sure we will use the Autobots to help us if they survive that long." He growled bringing his energon saber online.

"But for now I am perfectly ok with destroying traitors." He said dashing the Triple-Changer and slashing at his former ally.

*******************************************

Predaking tried to avoid the cannon fire from Fort Max the best he could. A blast caught the giant in the back and he let out a roar from being attacked on both sides. He quickly reacted by dropping to the ground. Fort Max could continue to fire on him but not at the risk of taking out Metroplex as well.

The giant stood for a moment checking his systems and planning his next course of action. Thats when he saw them. The Dinobots. His urges as a hunter now had a new target.

optimusskids
2006-05-29, 07:14 AM
Fort Max Halls


"While you selct one from my inventory I will proceed withtthe plan to reduce surface tension on the entrance ramp.

Quickmix extended a finger which transformed into a Nozzle he started spraying the ramp with a soapy/greasy substance.


~*~

Landfill scanned the Horizon


"Incoming , get down Skids."

He dove across the entrance way and tackled Quickmix.

~*~

Quickmix taken by suprise kept spraying , the substance describing an arc through the air as he tumbled , coating the walls and ceiling .

~*~

The blast of the explosion threw them backwards away from the entance.

Warcry
2006-05-29, 08:15 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

Snarl re-subspaced the rocket launcher and withdrew his laser rifle as he set out in pursuit of Pounce.

"You run fast," the Dinobot said. "But lasers go faster."

To prove his point, the Dinobot fired several blasts from his rifle as he jogged after the clone.

Octopunch was quiet as the depths of the sea as Grimlock's head smashed into the faceplate of his helmet. The transparisteel visor didn't shatter, but the force of the blow damaged it, sending a spiderweb of small cracks crawling out from the point of impact.

His vision impaired, the Pretender gritted his teeth, using all the strength in both of his arms and still barely managing to keep the Dinobot leader's sword from forcing its way down. In what could best be described as an act of desperation, the undersea warrior tried to drive one of his knees into Grimlock's gut.
__________________________________

Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay entered the control room as ordered and looked for the console that Prowl had pointed him to. As he moved about, he started to get a strange feeling.

It's called intuition, Lokos told him. It means something isn't right.

"Is that so?" Calling his mace from subspace, the Headmaster looked around the room more guardedly.
__________________________________

Outside Security, Fort Max

Bugly pressed his body flat against the wall, the door to the city's security office and brig a few metres to his left. Using the enhanced sensory capabilities that his shell's insectoid parts gave him, the Decepticon tried to take stock of what awaited him.

Four enemies, he said, trying to sort out the sensory impulses coming from his antennae. Or maybe five. I think.
__________________________________

Outside Fort Max

Hun-grrr dropped to one knee as the Aerialbots opened fire on his team. Most of the volley tore into the ground around the Decepticons, although the team leader deflected several lightning bolts with his sheild, and a nega-gun beam took off the tip of one of Sinnertwin's tails.

"Raah! Return fire!"

Hun-grrr opened up on Silverbolt with his sonic stun gun and the energy beams built into his shield.

Sinnertwin fired several volleys from his grenade launcher up into the sky, hoping to hit Slingshot as he pulled up from the bombing run.

Cutthoat considered using his powerful legs to jump into the air and take on the enemies in a dogfight, but thought better of it and settled for trying to tear Air Raid apart with blasts from his magnetizer rifle.

Rippersnapper took to the problem more directly; instead of targetting a specific enemy with his missiles, he drew his cyclone cannon and raked it across the entire Aerialbot formation, hoping the gale-force winds it created would cause the Autobots to fall out of the sky.

Blot, for his part, just stared at the Autobots stupidly, as he lacked any accurate long-ranged weapons and was too dumb to take cover.
__________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire hefted his fireball cannon.

"Yes," he told Inferno. "Lets."

Standing back up, the sniper dashed towards Cryotek, firing chemical fireballs and energy beams from his space cannon at the Decepticon saboteur.

Ravage
2006-05-29, 12:33 PM
Cryotek growled as the he tried to avoid the chemical spray that left his amour pockmarked and scarred that best he could along with hoping the spray would hurt Override as well.

He jumped back seeing Sixshot entered the hallway and realising that his playmates didn't seem to look behind them.

He got on his internal com to the ninja.

"Hey I have an idea. Try to take some of these goons out from behind." He said to his comrade.

"Autobots I give up." He said raising his arms up trying not to smile too much.

Heinrad
2006-05-29, 04:10 PM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Missile Batteries: -maintaining target lock, fire another salvo of missiles at Predaking-

Ships Guns: -pivot, got back to racking the Decepticon infested wood with wholly destructive fire, turning the wooded area into a flaming hell-

Prime and Ironhide: -still charging at Overlord, Prime's rifle and flame cannons flinging destuctive energy at the double Powermaster, Ironhide's blaster pistol blasting away-

********************
Main Entrance, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -grunts as Octopunch's knee hits his midsection- "Have problems, Fish-Face? Me think problems not last much longer." -using his larger size to his advantage, bearing down on the Pretender, slamming his head forward again at Octopunch's helmet faceplate-

*********************
Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -cloaked, watches Squeezeplay enter, moves around behind him, decloaking in a pillar of smoke as he triggers the door lock mechanism- "Hatemonger will be disappointed that he can't extinguish your traitorous spark himself..... Not that what he wants is any concern of mine. Any last requests?"

optimusskids
2006-05-29, 05:05 PM
Fort Max corridors

"Physics lessons now you 're coming on in leaps and bounds boy."

Pounce yelped involuntarily as a blast charred his tail.

There was a graunching sound as his back mounted missile launchers rotated on their bearings.

Pounce triggered a salvo back down the corridor. But he didn't have time to gloat as laser bolt clipped his left hind leg and he skidded and bounced off a bulkhead.

Lord Zarak
2006-05-29, 07:06 PM
Overlord charged headlong into the double attack of Prime and Ironhide. As each blast of Prime's hit, parts of his outermost armour were either vapourised or being hit off and falling to the ground in flames. His charged slowed down as the damage began to mount

He let loose a volley from his own weapon aimed at Prime's legs, hoping to bring him down.

From his torso, he fired missiles towards the ground infront of Ironhide.


********************

Broadside and Skyhammer joined in the resistance to Predaking. They both aimed at his head, trying to do damage to a join in his combined form.

Rollerdash
2006-05-29, 08:41 PM
*Arcee located Prediking, and started fireing at him with the rapid-turrent*

"Prediking located Magnus, Why is it the 'Cons always get the heavy firepower!"

BlueSkids
2006-05-29, 09:45 PM
Metroplex Corridors

Override dodged Cryotek's ice-shots the best he could, but two of the drones behind him weren't so lucky. The freezed corpses hit hard the ground.

" I said freeze! " repeated the triggerbot when he raised. He didn't realized about the shots from Artfire, wich missed Override but smashed another drone.

" I'm not gonna be a good squad leader... " thought bitterly.

Then the decepticon surrendered himself.

" That's better " muttered Override, still pointing his left gun at the decepticon, 'cause his right gun received some of the ice from Cryotek last shot.

---

Metroplex Command bridge

" We have big firepower too, Arcee ".

Ultra Magnus aimed Metroplex Big Guns towards the surrounding woods, adding the citybot's firepower to Fort Max's barrage.

When the firing patterns had been established, he engaged his comm-link.

" Hot Spot, do you copy? We need some help on the outside. "

---

Fort Max Halls

Skids raised to his feets, still shakened by the sudden explosion. Then he turned to Quickmix and Landfill.

" Huh... thanks Landfill... are you two ok? " he said while pointing again his guns towards the outside. " Hey, I see Ruckuss, over there! Blast him! " he said firing his guns at the decepticon.

---

Fort Max Outside

Silverbolt dodged Hun-Grr shots, but one of the Terrorcon’s energy beams scorched his right wing. Slingshot, despite being the slowest Aerialbot was extremely maneuverable, and dodged all of the incoming shots. Surely a thing Slingshot will remember to his teammates constantly.
For his part, Air Raid received one of Cutthroat’s shots on his main body, but he hardly maintained the formation, while laughing like a crazy-bot.
Fireflight only had dificulties in following his teammates, because Rippersnapper artificial cyclone was more than the poor-flyer Aerialbot could handle.

" Silverbolt! " said Skydive flying graciously despite the cyclone, " we need to re-group NOW! We must not attempt another bomb run, Rippersnapper gun will brake our attack formation every time! "

" You’re our strategist; what do you propose? " asked Silevrbolt.

" We must merge now, when we’re still in good shape. Superion can fly, this give us and advantage. The cyclone gun will be less effective against a gestalt. "

" I agree, Aerialbots merge to form Superion! " ( occ: my first time..-sigh- )

The five Aerialbots joined in one of the biggest and powerfull Autobot, the mighty Superion!

Heinrad
2006-05-30, 12:05 AM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: -staggers, staying upright as the blasts wash over his legs, maintaining fire at Overlord-

Ironhide: -stumbles, falling to one knee through the plume of debris and smoke, still firing at Overlord-

Ravage
2006-05-30, 12:11 AM
Predaking let out a roar of fury and angry as he brought up his electro sword. The Predacon war machine ignored (for the moment) the two Pretenders firing on him and went to slash one of the larger Fort Max guns that was targeting him.

"Worthless prey! I wish to hunt the ulimate game!" He roared attacking Fort Max's defenses.

**********************************************

Ruckus drove as quick as he could a few of the Targetmaster's blasts nearly hit him warping his already dinged up armour more than than is usual state.

"Come on is that all you two pansies can do!" He yelled firing two more missiles at the two Targetmasters.

Scout
2006-05-30, 04:06 AM
Metroplex: Halls

Inferno raced alongside Artfire as they drew up and saw Cryotek surrendering.

His attention was focused entirely on the Decepticon in front of them, but Mirage who had been trailing far behind the group incognito, saw the danger. With his rifle cocked and ready, he took careful aim at Sixshot's head and fired several times.

Metroplex: Airfield
The Protectobots were running toward the Metroplex's entry when a call registered on Hot Spot's radio. The immediate looks and glances from the rest of the team indicated they knew of the trouble- and were ready. Predaking was looming large in front of them.
"I hear you Magnus! We're on our way! Ready team- Protectobots- form Defensor!"

Moving into position, each member began assembling into the big gestalt.

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Fort Max: Security: Command center / brig entrance
Prowl listened in on the radio fequencies as he waited, but remained focused. The timing from the intrusion was about perfect for the invaders to be arriving. He was aware of various attackers' names on the outside, but there was little more he could do at the moment. His keen optics darted around the room, watching for shadows, movement, and his auditory sensors listened for sounds that were out of place.

He ramained perfectly still, patiently focused.

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Fort Max: Halls
Swoop fell back as the shield hit him squarely in the face - leaving a very painful sensation in his nose. "Owww." He grumbled as he clutched it with his hands. It was a momentary recovery though, and he kicked out with a hefty snap toward Fangry's knees.

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Airfield
Blitzwing snarled as Hatemonger began his attack again in earnest.
"Foolish. You have no concept of priorities."
He brandished his scimitar and ran toward the other Decepticon.

Ravage
2006-05-30, 05:35 AM
Metroplex

Cyrotek saw Mirage open fire on Sixshot and seeing how the Autobots but their gaurd down, if even for only a moment. He quickly dived to the side that Override could not fire out of and shot an ice blast on the floor hoping to cuase issues for the Autobots in the hall.


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Airstrip

The Decepticon General and the former Decepticons blades clashed in the night air sparks from their blades lit up the area around them.

"Priorities? My biggest priority now Blitzwing is how do I want to kill you. Do I give you the honor of a warriors death or just slag you like the traitor you are?" He growled a coldness unheard from him in sometime.

Infecticon
2006-05-30, 05:37 AM
Near Megaplex

" Weelll...look who it is" Dragstrip said a few minutes after the Stunticons spotted Defensor " Not very dead are they, Deadend."

" I am a Stunticon, not a doctor" Deadend said, trying not to notice his team's collective glare.

" 'Sides this way we getta try killing 'em again" Wildrider said, seconds before Motormaster ordered his team to form Menasor.

Assembling, the giant black (with multi-colored limbs) pulled his cyclone gun from subspace.

Seeing no reason to point out the other Gestalt's none dead condition, Menasor fired his gun at Defensor.

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-05-30, 07:33 PM
Autobot's Crownest

Blaster was working feverishly at maintaining the signal lock down. He swung the turret around and locked the cannon on Menasor.

"Big ol' easy target." Blaster said as he fired off two or three shots from the cannon at the gestalt. "You hit 'im high Defensor, and I'll hit 'im low!"

~~

Windcharger just moved through the corridors of Metroplex hoping to find someone to dance with.

"Hey, Redalert. It's Windcharger. Give me some directions to the Decepticon Prom."

BlueSkids
2006-05-30, 09:56 PM
Metroplex

Override, distracted by Sixshot's appearance did not react in time when Cryoteck made his move.
Nonetheless, he managed to shoot once at the decepticon saboteur, but his attack was precipitated because of Cryoteck's ice blast.

" Damn you! " shouted the triggerbot covering from the ice splinters behind the corridor corner. " Drones, blast him! Inferno!, Artfire! Are you ok? " said Override while a pair of the surviving drones started to fire at Cryotek with aimless shots.

---

Metroplex Command

Metroplex's Big Guns continued to fire on the woods, for if more Decepticons where hiding there.

Ultra Magnus watched carefully the bridge's main consoles.

" Scamper " he said, " help Arcee on the tactical command. Continue attacking Predaking with the ' light ' weapons. "

" And the new gestalt? " asked Scamper.

" Menasor? He's too near Defensor. All is on the Protectobots hands. "

" Good luck, Hot Spot " thought Ultra Magnus.

Scamper, using a secondary tactical station, started controlling one of the disruptor rays and began to shot Predaking.

---

Airspace

" I can't believe it! " said Dogfight. " The Stunticons! And all together! It'll be easier to destroy them 'cause I'll not be necessary to hunt them separately! "

The dreamer triggerbot pointed his nosecone towards Menasor and performing an incredible fast attack run, he fired two missiles on the big gestalt.

" That's for Tokyo! " he shouted like a maniac, leaving long trails of fire from his rear-mounted blasters.

optimusskids
2006-05-30, 10:33 PM
Fort Max Entrance Halls

Landfill crouched down and carefully targeted Ruckus' two front tyres , he then fired his double barreled sniper's rifle targetting each one.


~*~

Quickmix winced as Shrapnel from the missile scythed into his armour. Staggering.

Rollerdash
2006-05-31, 01:37 AM
*Arcee yelled to Scamper over the sound of bullets being fired*

"Aim for his right leg, I think i saw that Predicon get ingured, maybe we can get him down!"

Warcry
2006-05-31, 07:19 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

Octopunch let out the slightly-comical scream of a wounded sea creature as Grimlock's face smashed through his faceplate. Shards of transparisteel drove deep into the flesh of his face, although thankfully none of them hit his eyes. Since one of his legs was still extended from his ill-timed strike on the Dinobot, the force of the blow knocked him off his feet. Hitting the ground hard, the Decepticon skidded backwards along the deck. Although his tenticles scrabbled for purchase, he couldn't slow his slide by any significant amount.

Despite his precarious position, the Pretender maintained enough presence of mind to whip his trident in Grimlock's direction and send a stream of lightning cascading at the Autobot.
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Corridors, Fort Max

Snarl ducked Pounce's rocket volley, but managed to slam full-speed into a bulkhead in the process. Thankfully, a glance up the corridor told him that his foe had accomplished much the same thing. Knowing that he probably wouldn't catch the somewhat-faster clone if this chase continued, the Dinobot hurled his sword at the enemy as he rebounded off the wall. Because he wasn't exactly steady at the moment, he doubted he would hit his target, but he hoped to paralyze the infiltrator with fear long enough to close the gap and savagely beat him to death. Plan B was a vague hope that the enemy would waste his time trying futilely to pull the sword out of the deck and make fun of it somehow.
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Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay spun to met Bludgeon, Lokos' warning having allowed him maintain his dignity as he did so.

"You dying a horrible death comes to mind," the Headmaster admitted, transforming to crab mode. "Why do you ask?"

In previous days he would have thrown himself at the Pretender with little thought for his own safety, but now he held his claws up in a defensive posture, waiting for the master of Metallikato to make the first move.
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Security, Fort Max

Gathering his concentration about him like a cocoon, Bugly dashed headlong into the security complex. Although he knew that Autobots abounded in there, he hoped that he could make it through the main office into the brig before the fools were able to react. Once in there, he suspected he could hold the place against whatever the Autobots threw against him...for a while, anyway. He expected Bludgeon would be along to support him at some point, but the last time he had mentally reached out to his cohort, he had sensed that the swordsman was trying to kill a random Autobot guard for some reason.
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Outside Fort Max

Hun-grrr watched the Aerialbots combining into Superion with a mixture of satisfaction and disappointment on his face. Satisfaction, because he knew that his Terrorcons could form Abominus and engage the enemy without fear of Fort Max's guns, if he and the Autobot gestalt were locked in combat. Disappointment, because neither he nor his troops actually liked joining together in their combined form.

The team leader pushed those thoughts aside. "Grrr! Terrorcons, unite!"

So they did; Blot and Sinnertwin converted into the legs of the giant, connecting to the hardpoints on Hun-grrr's feet. Cutthroat and Rippersnapper folded up into the massive gestalt's arms, linking to their leader's shoulders. Hun-grrr could feel all of the members' disgust at having to resort to this as the combiner's chestplate locked into place. But all thought, concious or otherwise, faded into distant memory as Abominus' head phased in from subspace and connected to the team leader's neck. All that was left in the combined mind was pure hatred, feral rage and raw power.

"ABOMINUS CRUSH SUPERION!" the massive, brutal combiner shouted. Leaping into the air, he flew towards Superion, the thrusters in his footpads adding to the speed of his assault. Lacking any form of logic or reasoning, the savage warrior was simply trying to knock his fellow combiner flat on the ground.

(OOC: My first time with these guys too, BlueSkids :) )
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Corridors, Metroplex

As a sniper, Artfire wasn't prone to distraction. As such, Cryotek's surrender, false or not, didn't stop him from hearing Mirage's laser blasts.

Good. It's high time we out-snuck the 'Cons for once.

Because of his vigilance, he wasn't surprised by Cryotek's actions. Seeing the ice blast hit the deck and freeze it,, the Autobot simply shrugged a little, then shot a chemical fireball at the frozen floor.

The ice melted into a cascade of steam.

"I'm fine, Override. You?"
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Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert looked up in annoyance at Windcharger's comm call, then waved his hand dismissively towards Smokescreen.

The diversionary tactician shrugged, then walked over to the room's comm panel.

"Windy, this is Smokescreen in the security office. Red's a little...busy now."

Had he been in a different room from the security officer, he might have said 'batty' instead...an idea which his tone of voice clearly conveyed.

"There's a couple of Decepticons causing trouble near Server Room Six," he told the warrior. "It looks like security has that one under control, though. You could help them out, if you'd like. If you want more of a challange, head outside and chase around some of those 'Cons that are ruining the local scenery."

optimusskids
2006-05-31, 12:43 PM
Fort Max Corridors

Pounce picked himself up and glanced back to ascertain the position of the enemy . The good news was he'd slowed down , the bad news was he was trying to turn him into clone kebab.

Pounce ducked the sword it had obviously been thrown with more hope than precision.

There was no way he could move it from where it had landed, but there was an option.

Reaching into subspace he produced a magnetic motion activated mine and slapped it onto the blade of the sword.

The pursuit had picked up again Pounce took to his heels.

MirageHoundFan
2006-05-31, 02:38 PM
Woods

"But what if I like doing that?" Catilla chuckled, then added more soberly "How about a fairer fight, like one-on-one? Flywheels is out there"

* * * * * *

Metroplex Halls

Whipping out both of his blasters, Sixshot was about to open fire on Inferno when several shots hit him in the back of the head.

Spinning around, he returned fire upon the Autobot spy.

Ravage
2006-05-31, 03:57 PM
Metroplex

Cryotek quickly dashed through the commution caused by his ice blasts, few of the aimless shot hit him in the back those as he grunted and had to work to keep from falling and rolling. He saw Sixshot.

"Ok I think we've caused enough issues in here. Now would be a good time to rejoin the battle outside." He said running near the six-changer and firing at Mirage not exactly trying to hit the Autobot spy but just get him off balance.

***************************************

Outside

Predaking let out another roar as the continued salvos began to wear on his armour. Parts of it were starting to fry and come apart. He let out one massive volley at whatever targets he saw then realised a way to rectify his situation.

He massive warrior flew near the ground closer to the Autobots firing on whoever made a good target knowing full well the two cities couldn't continue their barrages without possibly turning their own into scrap as well and as he neared the ground he disengaged each Predacon opening fire with their combined firepower realising they would be much harder to hit.

"Aww come on! That was fun!" Rampage said opening fire with his lighting rifle.

"Yeah for you maybe." Trantrum yelled in bull mode firing lighting from his horns.

"Hey you weren't the one getting hit!" Headstrong grunted in robot mode firing his two plasma rifles.

"Whine, whine, whine, boy when I can't snipe a Dinobot you get whiney?" Divebomb laughed firing his particle beam rifle and his shoulder mounted blaster cannons.

"Enough, all of you. Continue to fire on the enemy, we have lost alot of strength by disengaging, but we can make it up by sheer firepower." Razorclaw barked firing his twin concussion blasters, X-Ray laser and his plasma cannon.

"Yes sir!" The other for Predacons yelled assisting their leader in with his combined firestorm.

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Airstrip

OOC- Scout, I know you have no internet access but figure I can keep us going if their an issue just say so :)

Hatemonger eyed Blitzwing as the two struggled with their energon blades. Though given Hatemonger's strength he knew he was just playing games with the Triple Changer.

"Come on, so brash in combat, what does a Petro-Rabbit have your audio systems?" He growled.

****************************************

Ruckus was hit square as Landfills's volley hit his tires, the triggercon rolled several times before transforming back into his robot mode. He shook his head a few times and smiled.

"Come on is that all you got!" He laughed slinging his missiles back online and bringing up the laser rifle he took from the armoury.

He knew he's probably need some time in the med-bay after what happened but not having a pain reciver did have it's merits and if anything he figured the psychological issues he just caused the Targetmasters would be amusing.

BlueSkids
2006-05-31, 11:12 PM
Outside Fort Max

Superion was a merger of five flyers, and his air skills were superior to those of Abominus. Nonetheless, the assault took him for surprise and the Autobot gestalt flew sideways as fast as he could, dodging barely Abominus attack but not entirely.

Fireflight's left tailfin fell heavily to the ground, teared off by Abominus' blow.

" NNHH... DECEPTICON YOU'RE FAST, BUT SPEED WILL NOT SAVE YOU! " said Superion, flying rapidly backwards and firing his electrostatic discharger rifle to Abominus.

---

Metroplex

Override looked out of the corner.

" I'm fine... a little freezed but fine " he answered to Artfire." Hey, Cryotek is leaving! "

Trasnforming into attack bike mode, the triggerbot started to pursue Cryotek.

---

Fort Max halls

Skids joined Landfill's attack on Ruckuss, but he was more concerned in Quickmix status.

" Quickmix? You ok? " he asked.

Heinrad
2006-06-01, 02:36 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -dodging to the side as Octopunch fires, returns fire with his rocket launcher-

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Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -draws katana- "I am not fated to die this day, Squeezeplay. You, however, are."

optimusskids
2006-06-01, 06:23 AM
Fort Max entrance halls

Quickmix extruded a super glue type substasnce from one of hi fingers and ran it over te leaks caused by the shrapnel.

"I'm ok jus a few scratches and dents."

he pondered for a moment

"When the con gets closer i might use the super glue on hmi."

~*~

In the Woods

Chainclaw nodded

"sounds like a plan, lets go get the slaggin Con"

Warcry
2006-06-01, 06:53 AM
Corridors, Fort Max

Snarl pushed himself up to his feet and staggered off towards where his sword was landed. Pounce was nowhere to be found, so his gambit obviously handn't worked.

Dumb 'Con is too smart for his own good.

Grabbing the hilt of his blade, he yanked it out of the deck with one smooth tug.

Then the sword blew up.

Well, not really...the Dinobot assumed that his foe had planted some sort of bomb on it, but he didn't have time to worry about such things right now. The fire from the explosion charred the desert warrior's right arm black, but the damage didn't seem to impair his motion very much...and the heat from the event actually triggered the receptors in his solar fins, providing Snarl with a small energy boost that his systems directed to damage control.

Unfortunately, it also left him standing in the middle of a hallway, holding the bladeless handle of an energo-sword. Dropping the useless weapon part to the ground, Snarl took off after Pounce as fast as he could go.

"That one's gonna cost you!" he shouted to the clone.
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Main Entry, Fort Max

Grimlock's rockets slammed into the ground only inches short of Octopunch's groin, which prompted the Pretender to be thankful that his shell wasn't anitomically correct as the exposion burned flesh away from his inner legs. Looking around for potential backup, the Pretender scowled.

Of all the times to take a vacation...when I get home, I'm turning Banzai-Tron's face into slag! Oh well...just gotta do it all by myself. And hope that he doesn't beat me into unconsiousness and steal the trident this time.

Slamming the tines of his trident into the deck, the Pretender used the staff as leverage to arrest his slide, haul himself upwards, and pole-vault himself through the air at the large Autobot. As he flew, he swung the weapon backhanded at the Autobot's grenade launcher.
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Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay chuckled.

"I'm not big on fate," he told Bludgeon calmly.
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Outside Fort Max

Abominus growled as Superion's electric blast caught him in the left shoulder, burning away paint from Rippersnapper's beast mode head. If the titanic Decepticon felt any pain from the blow, it certainly didn't show on his face, which was twisted into a hate-filled, predatory smile.

The gestalt warrior made no attempt to return his Autobot counterpart's taunts; even if he had been in the mood, the Terrorcon savage wasn't smart enough to engage in witty reparte. Instead, he let out an animalistic roar before swinging about in the air and firing a blast from his chest-mounted energy beam emitters at the Autobot's stomach.
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Corridors, Metroplex

"No, he isn't," Artfire corrected Override mildly. "He's just letting us shoot him in the back, is all."

Putting truth to his words, the sniper fired several blasts from his space beam cannon, trying to hit the Decepticon saboteur in the neck.

BlueSkids
2006-06-01, 08:54 PM
Outside Fort Max

Superion - this time aware of Abominus quick reflexes - was prepared to avoid any attack from the savage gestalt.
But the shots from Abominus's chest-mounted energy beam emitters were difficult to dodge totally, and a pair of beams scorched Superion's left thigh.

" Those beams have only melted some of my exterior armor plating, but he's too dangerous. I must destroy him " reasoned the Autobot.

Superion suddenly powered his aft thrusters and throw himself towards Abominus, with the clear intention of knocking him down to the ground with his fists.

---

Fort Max Halls

" Good idea, Quickmix. But be carefull, some of our comrades maybe need to retreat inside Fort Max, and they'll use the main ramp ", said Skids.

Lord Zarak
2006-06-02, 12:44 AM
Overlord, seeing that it was Ironhide who was caught more by his assault, fired another volley at Ironhide.

"Is that all you got, you piece of Auto-scrap?" he roared as he charged at his target.

Heinrad
2006-06-02, 01:20 AM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Ship's Guns: -blazing away at the enraged Predaking-

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Ironhide: -pushes up off the ground, explosions slamming into his torso and shoulders, subspacing blaster pistol so he can take a 2-handed grip on the energo-axe's haft- "Ah c'n take more'n you c'n dish out, DeceptaCREEP!!!" -charging forward to meet Overlord, swinging a mighty swing of the axe head at the Double Powermaster's midsection-

Prime: -narrows optics as he charges at Overlord, sword raised- "Who's in charge of this raid, Overlord?!?"

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Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: "Stupid. You not commando. You CHUM!" -trident knocks his missile launcher away, spins to keep from losing his grip on the gun, imparting more force from the spin into the sword slash at Octopunch's legs-

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Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: "You have a choice. Prove yourself a warrior by facing me. Or be shot down like a dog by Hatemonger."

Ravage
2006-06-02, 01:39 AM
Metroplex

Cryotek was running down the hall when a sharp pain tore through his arm.

Wow, the Autobots shot me in the back. He thought to himself as sparks and energon rained from the wound.

"I am impressed maybe you Autobots are more Decepticon than I thought." He groaned as he quickly brought his other arm up and fired an ice torpedo and ran for the hole.

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Outside

The five Predacons quickly darked to avoid the firepower from Fort Max.

"I love this those guns don't care who they target!" Divebomb screamed over the din of the cannons.

"Your right everyone scamble and open fire!" Razorclaw yelled to the group as the five warriors split up and opened fire on the Autobot citybot's defenses.

Lord Zarak
2006-06-02, 02:02 AM
The swing of the axe met Overlords' torso with a thundering crash, leaving a wide, gaping hole. The force of the blow left him stunned for a second, which allowed Prime to approach him.

Gasping, amd looking disgusted, he replied:

"The identity of the leader of this attack is on a need to know basis-I would've thought youd've got a better idea of how the game works by now"

He winced as he moved his weight on his feet.

Heinrad
2006-06-02, 02:40 AM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Ship's Guns: -losing their target lock on Predaking, pivot, start firing on Menasor and Abominus when they have a clear shot-

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Prime: "Not the answer I was looking for."

Ironhide: -scowls- "Prob'ly ain't smart 'nuff ta know, Prahme. Jus' a grunt. Ain't lahke he's a gen'r'l'r sumthin'." -hefts axe-

Prime: -holds up hand- "No. Overlord will tell me exactly what we want to know."

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Main Entry, Fort Max:


Fangry: -jumps, avoiding Swoop'skick, growling- "Fine. I'll split the human with you!"

optimusskids
2006-06-02, 06:19 AM
Fort Max Halls

Pounce kept on running

if his plan had worked there was one fragged off Dinobot out there hunting him, where to head for where could he achieve the most damage

He swerved taking a ramp up to the next level of the ship.

Warcry
2006-06-02, 07:32 AM
Outside Fort Max

Abominus caught sight of the onrushing Superion at the same time as he saw Fortress Maximus's guns turning to target him. The Terrorcon gestalt's feral instincts told him that the Autobot city wouldn't fire on him if he was close to one of their own.

Not even trying to evade, Abominus felt his enemy's fists slam into either side of his chest, leaving large dents in his chestplate. The force of the strike knocked him backwards and down, but animalistically-quick reflexes allowed him to grab at Superion's arms as he fell from the sky. Although he couldn't stop his fall, he hoped to bring the Aerialbot combiner down with him.
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Main Entry, Fort Max

Had Octopunch's feet been planted on the ground when Grimlock struck at him, his legs would likely have been severed cleanly. As it was, he was airborne, so the majority of the force of impact was translated to kinetic energy. Although the strike only cut a shallow groove in his legs, the Pretender was sent spinning into the wall behind and to the left of the Dinobot.

His head ringing, Octopunch tried to pull himself up to his feet. Realizing that he was having some difficulty in doing so, the Pretender sent lightning arcing in Grimlock's general direction in the vague hope that it would hold off the Autobot until he was in a position to fight back.
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Corridors, Fort Max

Snarl charged through the halls like a bull in a china shop. The Dinobot chose the correct branching corridor essentially by accident, and headed up the ramp after Pounce.
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Security Control, Fort Max

"I'm right here, aren't I? Ready and waiting."

Squeezeplay clicked his claws together.

"If you're so eager to meet your imaginary Ultimate Warrior, Bludgeon, then by all means, attack."
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Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire was clipped in the shoulder by Cryotek's ice missile, and felt an uncomfortable tingle as the joint started to freeze up.

"Don't count on it!" he shouted to the Decepticon, firing a stream of chemical fireballs at the enemy as he tried to escape through the hole in the hull.

BlueSkids
2006-06-02, 05:42 PM
Metroplex Corridors

Override transformed quickly into robot mode and threw himself to the corrdior's ground, avoiding Cryotek's cool ice torpedo. He raised his gun and fired a pair of shots at Cryotek's back.

But the impact disoriented Override, and when the triggerbot fired, he wasn't aiming very well.

" Drones, drones! Catch him! " he said, but the drones were still recovering from Cryotek last attack.

---

Metroplex Bridge

Ultra Magnus checked Metroplex's status, running a systems diagnostics and supervising the citybot's regenerative capabilities.

" For the moment we're not taking too much damage, good Primus. " prayed Magnus.

Prudently satisfied, he engaged his personal comm gear.

" What's the status of the viral infection, Red Alert? " he asked gently.

---

Outside Fort Max

Superion felt Abominus great strength around his own arms - his fingers were nailing on Superion's forearms -, and tried to free himself from the decepticon grab.

But his own attack inertia did not allow him to be liberated in time, and the two giant transformers fell embraced to the ground.

He struggled with all his might, trying to interpose Abominus between the ground and himself, while sending a powerful headbutt at the enemy gestalt.

The ground was closing... ( the crash is all yours, Warcry! :) )

Heinrad
2006-06-02, 11:13 PM
Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -foot snapping out in a lightning fast kick at Squeezeplay's head- "I will take you apart a piece at a time."

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Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -stepping aside as the lightning crackles by him, transfroms to Dino mode, roaring as he leans down, attempting to grab Octopunch by the leg-

Ravage
2006-06-03, 03:22 AM
Cryotek quickly jumped out of the hole in Metroplex as Artfire's chemical flames seered his wings and he narrowly avoided being nailed by Override who put a bigger hole in Metroplex.

"Well that was close." He said quietly heading to rejoin the main attack group.

Scout
2006-06-03, 05:32 AM
ooc: Computer apparently got hit with a virus. $240.00, 8 phone hours, and one computer OS wipe later- it's fixed (I hope). At least it's starting now.:)

Airfield
Blitzwing parried Hatemonger's blows and retaliated with a flurry of blade cuts and a low kick to the shins.

"Far from. You must be more familiar with petro-rabbits than I. You need to do better with the company you keep."

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Metroplex: Halls
Inferno was unphased by the slippery floor, and stopped halfway through the charge. He skidded to a halt as he heard lazer blasts behind him. He turned and spotted Sixshot and then began to close on the sixchange, preparing to fight him.

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Fort Max: Halls
Swoop growled a deep avian growl. "No splitting humans allowed for dinobots, so Decepticons can't split either. Splitting Decepticons is okay though!."

The annoyed pteranadon Autobot threw a punch at Fangry, who seemed to be energetically bouncing around.

--------------------

Fort Max: Security: Brig
Prowl could not hear Squeezeplay or Bludgeon due to the distance of the rooms, but he did hear the brig entry door open. He remained frozen in place, waiting. He expected that the other security staff were in the main control room, watching the monitors and backing up the entrances and exits where needed. The opening door meant the expected company had likely arrived. He waited, unmoving and fixed in a guard position against the wall.

Warcry
2006-06-03, 06:52 AM
Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert looked down at one of his display monitors, not slowing the pace of his typing one bit.

"The program has cleaned about 65% of the infected files, and locked down the rest so they can't spread," he told Magnus. "The system will be entirely clean in two or three minutes." The security head's voice darkened, taking on a paranoid tone. "Once the battle is done, I think we'll need to purge Metroplex's secondary databanks and reload from the backups, just to make sure no infected files survived."
________________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

As he saw Cryotek make good his escape, Artfire dropped to one knee and started to examine his frozen shoulder.

Can't move it at all, he thought. Doesn't look like he did any permanent damage, though...just froze it shut. The sniper grinned wryly. And since I'm not about to fireball myself, I guess I'll just have to wait for it to thaw naturally.
________________________________________

Outside Fort Max

Abominus felt Superion's forehead slam into his face, but the pain of the blow was nothing compared to what he felt when he landed back-first on the hard ground. Thankfully, the aerial duel hadn't been at a very high altitude, else the impact would have been literally backbreaking. As it was, the hard rocks that he hit left a distinct set of deep dents in the Terrorcon monstrocity's rear armour. The pain caused the edges of the gestalt's field of view to fade to black momentarily.

It did not, however, cause him to lose his grip on Superion's forearms.

Driven by savage instincts, he twisted his body to the side, trying to throw the Autobot combiner off of him.
________________________________________

Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay managed to swipe an arm at Bludgeon's leg, deflecting the kick away from his body.

"Not if that's the best you've got, you won't," he opined before slashing his other claw at the (hopefully) off-balance Pretender's other leg.
________________________________________

Brig, Fort Max

Having passed the branching corridor that led to the security staff offices, Bugly dashed through the doors of the brig like a mech possessed. His mind totally focussed on freeing the imprisoned Spectro, the Pretender sprinted towards the Reflectorcon's cell without so much as taking a look around the room first.
________________________________________

Main Entry, Fort Max

Octopunch was in no position to avoid Grimlock's charge, although he made an attempt to crawl out of the Dinobot's path anyway. It was futile, though, and he felt the Dinobot's jaws clamp shut on his leg. Taking a two-handed grip on his trident, he stabbed down at the large Autobot's right optic.

Heinrad
2006-06-03, 06:42 PM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -growling in agony as he sinks his teeth into Octopunch's leg, electricity coruscating around his optic and head, whips around, attempting to smash his new chew toy through the bulkhead-

*********************
Security Office, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -snapping his still swinging leg down to block Squeezeplay's claw, slashes with katana, attempting to cut Squeezeplay's passenger compartment open-

*********************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: -activates commlink- "Prowl, Grimlock, try to herd the Decepticons in Fort Max into the brig. We can use the brig's defense systems to contain them."

optimusskids
2006-06-03, 08:07 PM
Outside

Chainclaw nodded

"sounds like a good plan lets get our claws into him . I hear he falls apart easy anyway so we should be able to rip him to shreds no problem.


Fort Max, Corridors

Pounce kept on running he knew the more ground he covered the more they'd have to sweep afterwards for nasty suprises whether he left any or not. Plus that dinobot must have evolved into a bloodhound he was still in hot pursuit.

Pounce spotted a sign Hydroponics bay

Must be for those pesky nebulans, never was much for tinned food.

He charged through the doorway and headed for the main control panel and crouched behind it.

Warcry
2006-06-04, 04:48 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

Octopunch could do little to avoid impact as Grimlock slammed him head-first into a bulkhead. The Pretender saw chunks of armour flying away, but couldn't tell if it was parts of his helmet, shattered pieces of wall, or some combination of the two.

Thankfully, his brain was located in the head of his inner robot, which was safely ensconced in his chest. Thus, even though the blow hurt like hell, it didn't throw off his concentration as much as an observer might expect. Maintaining his grip on the trident, the Mayhem continued to push and started to twist it, unsure what effect he was having but certain all the same that he wouldn't go down without a fight.
_________________________________

Security Office, Fort Max

Squeezeplay twisted to avoid Bludgeon's slash, and the Pretender's sword only grazed his pelvic armour. Using the force of the twist to power him, he spun away from his enemy and took up a fighting stance.

"That's all you've got? No wonder you were so eager to let me kill Ratbat...you were afraid that you wouldn't be able to do it yourself!"
_________________________________

Corridors, Fort Max

Snarl caught sight of the open Hydroponics door and ground to a halt beside it. Stomping inside with all the elegant subtlety of a gut-shot moose, the Dinobot shouted.

"Come on, 'Con! I know you're here! Come out and fight! Maybe I'll only beat you half to death!"

Heinrad
2006-06-04, 06:50 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -roaring louder, trident tip scratching his optic lens, swings Octopunch viciously at another wall-

Fangry: -brings shield up to block Swoop's fist, still stumbling backwards from the force of the blow- "No, you stupid tin turkey! I'll eat half the human, and you can have the other half." -thinks for a moment- "Or, I could have you for lunch!!" -brings gun up, opens fire-

Slag: -looks over- "Havin' trouble-"

Stranglehold: -hits Slag with a vicious right hook-

Slag: "-, boss?" -tackles Stranglehold again-

**********************
Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -leaps, spinning around in mid-air, comes down behind Squeezeplay, slashing diagonally downwards at the Headmaster's back-

optimusskids
2006-06-04, 07:58 AM
Fort Max , Hydroponics bay

Pounce flicked a switch sending the bay into it's night cycle.

Pounce aimed at Snarl and fired two missiles in his direction.

Warit00
2006-06-04, 12:45 PM
----------Metroplex Manufacturies----------
Rosdos waked from his temporarily shut down after finished with the drones.Feeling something went wrong he walked out to the corridor saw Artfire holding his shoulder.He rushed to the sniper and asked."Cons are here?"

BlueSkids
2006-06-04, 01:30 PM
Metroplex Corridors

Override raised to his feet, looked at Metroplex wall hole - from where Cryotek had escaped -, sighed and aproached Artfire.

" You're a little frozen too, aren't you? " smiled the triggerbot, pointing at Artfire damaged shoulder with his own frozen gun.

Override turned back at Rosdos.

" We're under attack! " he said.

The surviving drones walked towards the hole, guarding from any possible new intruder, while Metroplex' regenerative armour started to slowly heal the damaged walls.

---

Metroplex Bridge

" Thanks Red Alert, we'll do as you say. Good job " replyed Magnus.

Scamper contiuned to fire Metroplex antipersonal weapons on any decepticon fool enough to try to enter the citybot fire perimeter.

---

Outside Fort Max

Superion had managed to avoid the main force of the impact, and was satisfied watching the pain expression on Abominus's optics. But suddenly the Terrorcon monstruosity throwed Superion off of him - leaving deep grooves on Superion's forearms- and the Autobot gestalt landed violently on the nearby woods. Trees, rocks and even razor wire dented Superion back as he slided across the ground, leaving huge treads on the one-time green and peacefull forest. When he stopped, Superion quickly raised to his feet, a little off-balanced.

" ARRR! I'LL DESTROY YOU! " said an enraged Superion.

Scout
2006-06-05, 04:44 AM
fort Max: Security: Brig
Bugly. Prowl grimaced in his mind as he recognized the Decepticon. Much to his surprise, Bugly didn't even look at him, and passed by within mere feet of the strategist's frozen position.
He couldn't help passing off a brief realization of 'So that's how the others go unnoticed.'

"Already on it, Prime." Prowl responded quickly over his internal radio.
"But Bugly is already within the hall- the enclosure may not wait for the other arrivals."

The strategist began processing options quickly. One stood out.
Shoot Bugly- now, in the back and wait for the other Decepticons.

Using his patience as a weapon, Prowl waited- watching a reflection in a security mirror disk, until Bugly was in front of Spectro's cell and seemed very preoccupied.

He sent a text command to Max to unlock the remaining cells, then took precise and careful aim and eased the trigger on his acid pellet gun back slowly - aiming straight for the nerve connections at the base of Bugly's neck and shoulders.

With luck, Prowl hoped the acid pellets would give Bugly a good deal to think about, as well as sending him into cover within the cell block of the brig- whereupon he'd relock the doors. If he was really lucky, it'd knock the dangerous pretender offline, but luck wasn't part of the strategist's protocol- timing and educated guesses were, and he didn't know enough about the makeup of the pretender's shell material to know how well the pellets would affect the Decepticon.
-------------------------
Fort Max: Halls
Swoop let out a very loud primal shriek as he got hit with the ion pulse gun and transformed spontaneously to pteranadon mode.
Although it didn't do a lot of damage, it left the dinobot's systems relaying impulses that caused some uncontrollable quivers.

Swoop knew Spike was not far- having been on his way to the bridge and immediately knew there'd be trouble if he didn't dissuade this Decepticon. He lunged for Fangry's arms, snapping his toothy beak and flapping spasmodically.


-------------
Metroplex
Mirage continued firing at Sixshot.
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Outside Metroplex
Defensor closed in on Predaking as the group split up and fired his fireball cannon at the attacking combiner parts. Caught between Menasor and the separate Predaking members, the team's only thoughts were to provide enough distraction to them to keep the Decepticons at bay.

Warcry
2006-06-05, 06:08 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max

This time, it definately was Octopunch's helmet that broke as his head slammed into the wall. The Pretender roared in agony as his field of vision dimmed for a moment. With the desperate strength of someone fighting for his life, he wrapped all four tenticles around his trident and tried to lance it down through Grimlock's head by sheer force of will.

"Why...won't...you...die?" The Decepticon grunted out as he tried to retain consciousness.
_____________________________________

Hydroponics, Fort Max

Snarl looked around in confusion as the room's lights went out.

"Wha..."

A moment later the Dinobot's unfinished question was answered, as a pair of rockets hit him in the chest and knocked him to the ground.

"You wanna die, do you?" The Dinobot pushed himself half-up, then fired his rocket launcher blindly into the room in the general direction that the rockets had come from, with no concern over the collateral damage that the explosion would cause to the plants.
_____________________________________

Brig, Fort Max

Bugly's mind was shaken by disbelief as Prowl's acid pellets started to burn into the flesh of his shell. What would probably only have been a minor wound on his robotic body was excruciatingly painful here, as nerves and fatty tissue dissolved under the acid's chemical onslaught.

However, what really hurt was the fact that he hadn't detected the Autobot standing three metres away from him. He'd been so preoccupied with his mission that he'd forgotten one of the first things his masters had taught him: Always be aware of your surroundings.

It only took a few microseconds for those thoughts to flash through his brain, as his shell's lower nervous clusters started to go numb. Falling to his knees, the mystic bounced off of the bars before Spectro's cell and rebounded, with several lines of seriously burnt flesh now decorating the shell's chest.

With a snort of disgust, the Pretender instructed his shell to split open. It made a sickening slurp noise as it did so, the burnt skin on his chest tearing in different directions as the shell's halves moved apart.

After the insectoid armour had disappeared into subspace, Bugly turned to face Prowl.

"Now, now...that wasn't nice at all," he said with mock-admonishment before firing a photon cannon volley at the Autobot.
_____________________________________

Outside Fort Max

Abominus had only managed to push himself up to his knees when Superion addressed him.

"ABOMINUS SMASH AUTOBOT!" he shouted furiously, before struggling into a standing position. The massive Terrorcon started to lumber towards his Aerialbot foe, deliberately knocking over several nearby trees as he did so.
_____________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

"'Cons are here," Artfire confirmed for Rosdos.

"Yeah," he told Override as he slowly flexed his hand. "That's something I'll make sure to never do again."

optimusskids
2006-06-05, 06:16 AM
Fort Max Hydroponics bay


Pounce was starting to change position when the return salvo shot out of the gloom, one impacted on his side denting his torso and sending him arcing into the back wall, and landing in rows of strawberry plants.

Half dazed he thought if nothing else after this there gonna have to order a lot of take out for there organics.

BlueSkids
2006-06-05, 09:34 PM
Outside Fort Max

Superion charged straight forward, accepting Abominus silent challenge of hand - to - hand combat. When the Aerialbot combiner thought he was in the correct range, he engaged his back thrusters jumping towards the Terrorcon monstruosity. In a cloud of splinters and scorched trees, Superion swinged in the air and tried to knock down Abominus with a powerful aerial-kick.

---

Metroplex Corridors

" Me too " said Override at Artfire.
" Ah pal, we've still intruders " the triggerbot pointed. " Can you help Mirage and Inferno or do you need repairs? I can acompany you towards the med bay. "

Ravage
2006-06-05, 11:26 PM
Hatemonger dropped back defecting most of Blitzwing's attacks, he let one cross his chest and smiled at the the triple changer.

"Oh come, if thats all you have maybe you should drop to your knees so I may end your life here." He growled and quickly brought his energon saber up for a strong slash at the defector.

**********************************************

The five Predacon memebers scrambled to avoid Defensor's volley into the mix.

"Things are getting a bit hot out here!" Divebomb yelled narrowly avoiding begining slagged by the Protectobots attack his wings began to warp slightly from the heat of the blast.

"Good thing I didn't have any fuel onboard." Headstrong grunted or we would have had a Predacon BBQ." He added.

"Enough lets give our Stunticon allies a hand. Predacons scramble and open fire!" Razorclaw yelled as each of the five Predacons opened fire on the large Autobot combiner.

Heinrad
2006-06-06, 04:10 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: --roaring in agonized fury around Octopunch's ankle, feeling the tines gouging into the titanium-steel of his skin, pain coming more from the electricity coruscating around his head, voice muffled but audible around the Pretender's ankle- "Stupid 'Con. Me, GRIMLOCK!" -swinging around again, this time attempting to put Octopunch through the reinforced outer bulkhead seperating them from the outside-

********************
Corridor Outside Brig(different from the one Bugly used), Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -audio receptors prick up- "I think one of them got by us. Bloody place is a maze......"

Chromedome: "Then we'd better-"

Nightbeat: -shakes head- "Prowl's got it. If he needs help, he'll yell."

Infecticon
2006-06-06, 06:34 AM
Outside Megaplex

Dogfight's missiles and round of shots to Menasor's back (Which caused broken armour, dents and burned marks), caused the Gestalt to turn his attention off of Defensor. Menasor shot his gun at Dogfight (not really expecting to hit the faster Autobot), before returning his attention to the other gestalt. Menasor then shot his gun at Defensor, trying to gain the other gestalt's attention away from the Predacons.

Warcry
2006-06-06, 07:13 AM
Hydroponics, Fort Max

The room now lit by the flickering flame of burning plant life, Snarl caught sight of Pounce. The Dinobot stalked towards the dazed-looking clone, hoping to grab the Decepticon up and bodily haul him out into the hall for a well-deserved pummelling.
__________________________________________

Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay shoulder-rolled forward quickly as he heard Bludgeon set down behind him, his odd body shape allowing him to put a fair distance between himself and the Pretender with the move. A throbbing from his back armour told him that the evasion was only partly sucessful, but the damage seemed to be mostly cosmetic, albeit painful.

Turning to face his enemy, the Headmaster glowered.

"You really are overrated, aren't you?"

With a flexing of his powerful legs, the ex-Decepticon leapt forward, covering the distance between himself and his foe in a single bound. As he dropped to the floor, he slashed one claw into the air above his enemy's head, punched at his gut with the other, and tried to sweep his feet with his armoured tail.
__________________________________________

Main Entry, Fort Max

"You're n-agh!" Octopunch's taunt was cut short as Grimlock slammed him into yet another bulkhead. This time, the wall gave way under the Dinobot's assault, and the Pretender found that he was half-outside the Autobot city. Subspacing his trident, he grabbed onto the edges of the breach with hands and tenticles, then pulled. Accompanied by the sound of synthflesh being torn from the shell's leg, the Decepticon pulled himself from the Dinobot's grip and ducked out through the hole in the hull.

Once there, the battered warrior used his suction-cupped tenticles to move along the vertical surface, away from line of sight of the breach.
__________________________________________

Outside Fort Max

Abominus was knocked sideways by Superion's kick, and planted his right fist on the ground to keep himself from falling entirely. From his half-downed position, the massive Terrorcon swung up and out with his right fist, hoping to slam it into the gut of the Aerialbot combiner as he went past.
__________________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire winced, but pushed himself to his feet.

"I'm good," he said. "The medics can't do anything but stand around making worried faces until the ice melts, anyway."

After saying that, he headed back down the corridor and added a volley from his fireball cannon to the stream of ordinance being let loose on Sixshot.

Scout
2006-06-06, 09:01 AM
Fort Max: Brig
"Nice isn't in the protocols for dealing with hostile intruders." Prowl replied bluntly, leaning backwards to avoid the photon fire and using the cell entry doorframe for cover.

The blasts smashed into the wall directly across from the exit, sending billows of metal shards into the air and leaving a control console for temperature within the security wing in a molten mess.

This isn't going to wait until Grimlock brings the others. Another blast like that will go right through to the secured control room where Nightbeat and Chromedome are. Squeezeplay had better be ready to close that door.
From a crouching position, Prowl readied a wire-guided missile and swung back around the corner to fire.

--------------------
Airfield
"You still don't get it. You're destroying valueable materials."
Focused on trying to convince his former ally, Blitzwing fell partially for the cross. He saw the return strike coming moments too late to avoid the plunging bite. Hatemonger's sword drove up into his side, deep into the triple-changer's midsection and up into his engine. But through the painful relays, the warrior immediately grabbed out and onto the sword with his left arm and brought his own sword around to return a stab through the Decepticon unit commander's neck. He knew that due to the close quarters, there'd be no way Hatemonger could avoid the return blow.

He stopped, blade ready to strike at the Decepticon's exposed neck, his joints starting to quiver as his severed engine relays began to impact. Blitzwing's tones remained low and steady, though his grip failed. His sword dropped to the ground and the big warrior began to follow, slumping slowly.

The warrior was too proud to call for help, but over his internal radio, he opened a channel, directly to Optimus to allow the Autobot leader to listen.

"You made a vital mistake Hatemonger. Do not be a coward - attacking that which you do not understand - it could help you. You must listen - there is no empire on this planet- no glory while Decepticons have lost... our home."


***********

Airfield: Metroplex side
Blades took the full blast from Menasor, leaving a large open and smoking wound in the Protectobot's right side. The entire group felt the painful damage though, and momentarily it stunned them until Hot Spot was able to assess the damage and reassure the group, bringing his own personality back to the front.

He projected a temporary forcefield around the group to protect against followup blasts as he explained a strategy.
"Split up team- we can't deal with this many movers. Blades, go help Dogfight. Remember those King Kong movies?"

"Yeah, the choppers got creamed."

"Exactly- don't do that. Keep him distracted. Sludge was coming across the field, he'll be arriving shortly to give us backup. I think.

Streetwise- try to take out Divebomb. First Aid, Rampage. Groove, Headstrong. I'll try for Razorclaw and Tantrum. Okay- break!"

In unison, the big gestalt broke into his separate components, each heading in different directions to go after their assigned targets.

----------------------
Metroplex: Halls
Mirage and Inferno had the sixchanger targeted well, but the explosions had blown out a wall behind the Decepticon. Mirage was entirely focused, but Inferno glanced to the source of the sudden firepower that came past - directed at Sixshot. He grinned. "Glad ya could join! You okay there Artfire?"

MirageHoundFan
2006-06-06, 03:06 PM
Fort Max

Having snuck inside, Wheeljack, still in vehicle mode, quickly made his way to the medical center, figuring that his technical skills would be needed after this battle.

* * * * * *

Woods

"Right" Catila nodded, then stepped back and disappeared among the undergrowth as his voice rumbled from no particular spot, a trick that he used to avoid getting caught on recon missions "First one to catch him wins"

* * * * * *

Metroplex Halls

Driven back under the enemy fire, Sixshot smirked under his face-plate "I'd love to stay and 'play' with you, Autobots, but only a fool would stay outnumbered in enemy territory"

Then in a sem-blinding flash of light, he was gone, sneaking back outside to join his comrades.

optimusskids
2006-06-06, 04:45 PM
Woods

Chainclaw blinked

"nice very nice , you could give mirage a run for his money."

Chainclaw extended his claws to get a better grip and charged out of the woods moving silently as possible .

BlueSkids
2006-06-06, 05:00 PM
Metroplex Corridors

" Whoa! That was... weird! " exclamed Override watching Sixshot cool escape.

The triggerbot then aproached Mirage, Artfire and Inferno. " I think we beat the intruders, right? " he grinned looking around.

---

Fort Max Halls

Skids continued defending the knocked down gates, along with Landfill and Quickmix.

---

Airfield, Metroplex Side

Dogfight dodged Menasor's attack.

" As long as he is merged and in the ground, I'll have advantage, " thought the triggerbot.

But he used his last air-to-ground missiles in the last attack, so Dogfight decided to use his - rear mounted- fusion blasters against the Stunticon gestalt upper body. He still had his three rockets and machine gun, but he decided to use his most powerful weapon.
The triggerbot flew in a descent course towards Menasor and when he engaged his afterburners to gain altitude ( at great speed ) flying over the decepticon gestalt upper body, he fired his rear mounted fusion blasters.

" Hey Blades" grinned Dogfight ( well, he was in his jet mode, but he grinned anyway ) when the Protectobot joined him. " It's like back on Tokyo, isnt'it? Any idea about how knocking down a gestalt? "

---

Outside Fort Max

Abominus' fist slammed into Superion's gut, cracking some of the Autobot lower white chestpiece. The tremendous impact also altered Superion's previous jump direction, causing him to loss control and fall backwards on the woods.

With his optics gleaming with fury and pain, Superion tried to rise again quickly.

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-06-06, 07:55 PM
Crow's nest

"Gotta get that big guy's attention away from Defensor" Blaster said as he positioned the cannon on the crow's nest and fired another two blasts at Menasor

Metroplex halls

Windcharger was making his way out to the court yard where there was some real fun.

Warcry
2006-06-07, 05:55 AM
Brig, Fort Max

Bugly's optics narrowed as he saw Prowl's head pop around the corner, but he resisted the urge to open fire on the enemy, even with the distinct possibility that he was a scant few seconds away from being hit by a rocket.

If I get bogged down in a firefight, I'll run the risk of getting Spectro killed. And this one is smart enough to hold me off until backup arrives, even if I can kill him eventually. He sighed heavily. But there are other ways. My recent actions might have angered Gigatron, but they're bound to curry favour with the Autobots. In the long run, that could be useful. I'll need them, too, eventually.

"Who says I'm hostile?" he asked the Autobot strategist. The unshelled Pretender's optics narrowed.

"I assume Dirge is back by now. The only reason he is still among the living is because I released him. He was slated for execution when I broke him out of a place much like this...an act which gained me the displeasure of Gigatron. If I was an enemy, would I have risked my life for someone who has abandoned the Decepticon cause to side with you?"
___________________________________

Outside Fort Max

Abominus grabbed a fallen tree from the ground, and used it to leverage himself back up to a standing position.

Glaring towards the fallen Superion, he shouted, "DIE, AUTOBOT!"

Striding forward (a bit unsteadily, if you were to carefully observe his steps), he raised the tree trunk over his head, took a two-handed grip on it, and swung it down towards the rising Autobot combiner.
___________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire winced, but nodded to Inferno.

"Okay enough to handle whatever they can throw at us," he told his fellow firetruck. "Not that there's much to handle, but the looks of it."

Turning to take in Override and Mirage as well, he smiled. "Good job, guys. The 'Cons are going to think twice before trying something like this again."

optimusskids
2006-06-07, 06:27 AM
Fort Max Hydroponics

Pounce shook himself and rolli;ng away from the advancing Dinobot charged off through the plants.

Scout
2006-06-07, 07:07 AM
Brig, Fort Max
Prowl's optics narrowed slightly. He held his fire, but kept his weaponry trained on the Decepticon.

"In short, yes. If it suits your purposes. Gigatron would not have allowed you to continue functioning for aiding a deserter. Explain yourself further. What is your ulterior motive? Rescues are not a Decepticon standard."

Warcry
2006-06-07, 07:28 AM
Brig, Fort Max

"My motive is to keep my head attached to my shoulders," Bugly told Prowl flatly (and falsely, of course). "Gigatron's motives, on the other hand..."

The mystic shrugged. "To put it simply, he doesn't trust Soundwave. That leaves Reflector as the only intelligence specialists he can rely on. But with one of the trio rotting in a cell, the other two are useless. The mad sixchanger wants this one back. And because I spared your friend, I'm hardly in a position to argue with him right now.

"Let him go," he said pointedly, trying to appeal to the logic that the Autobot was well-known for. "You're not going to torture him for information, and you're not going to pull out his memory chips and scan them. He's no use to you. Give him to me and this battle will be over. Keep him locked up here, and Hatemonger will keep hammering on your defences until one of our forces is destroyed."

Bugly crossed his arms.

"You and I both know that that outcome is illogical. Whatever ill will you bear for us, there are still the Quintessons to be dealt with."
_______________________________

Hydroponics, Fort Max

Snarl made a disgusted noise as Pounce evaded him, then grabbed a large potted plant and tossed it at the clone.

"Come back here!"

Warit00
2006-06-07, 12:57 PM
----------Metroplex Corridors----------
"Thank."Rosdos replied and ran up to the rooftop.

----------Metroplex Rooftop----------
Rosdos reached the rooftop saw the Auto-turret fring at the wood. He tranformed and comlink Ultra Magnus. "Request
an order for barrage the area at the front of the base." He asked while heating up his artrillery guns.

optimusskids
2006-06-07, 05:40 PM
Hydroponics , Fort Max

Pounce swerved and blew away the pot plat with his rocket launchers.

Transforming he threw a fallen coconut back towards Snarl
then followed it with a pair of rockets.

BlueSkids
2006-06-07, 10:20 PM
Metroplex Bridge

" Proceed soldier ", replied Ultra Magnus to Rosdos's request. " Don't let any decepticon aproach our city, but be careful. The outside turrents are good and easy targets for the enemy snipers. "

---

Metroplex Corridors

" Yeah, that's for sure! " said Override looking at Artfire.

---

Outside Fort Max

Superion watched worried as Abominus strided towards him, armed with the trunk. The Aerialbot combiner was half rised when the terrorcon monstruosity arrived at his side, rising the trunk above his head.

At the same time Abominus swung down the trunk, Superion engaged his foot thrusters, jumping away. He was trying to evade Abominus attack and rise again - all in the same move- , but he couldn't dodge the blow entirely. The trunk smashed on his back, crushing Silverbolt's wings and nosecone.

"Arrgh!" exclamed Siverbolt's part in Superion's mind.

The Autobot gestalt, now rised but staggering on his feet while some pieces of Silverbolt still falling from his back, hardly keeped himself balanced. Looking back at Abominus, with a terrible hate/pain grimace on his robotic mouth, Superion grabbed from subspace his electron rifle.

" NO, YOU DIE! " exclamed Superion, firing his gun at full charge at Abominus.

Heinrad
2006-06-08, 02:05 AM
Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -blocks the swipe at his abdominal armor with his arm shield, snapping foot out to stop the tail swipe as he drops to one knee, sword drawn back, edge up, stabbing at Squeezeplay, attempting to drive the blade through the Headmaster's passenger compartment-

*******************
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -chewing throughtfully on the synthflesh of Octopunch's leg, spits it out- "Taste like blubber."

Slag: -still locked in mortal combat with Stranglehold-

Fangry: -yelping and dodging as Swoop nips at his arms- "Want to play like that, bird brain? FINE!" -jumps back, transforms to wolf creature mode, drool dripping from his maw, snarling, 'hands' clenching- "Eat this!" -spins, compressed air cannon built into his tail aiming and firing at Swoop-

Grimlock: -transforms back to robot mode- "Me go help Prime. Follow plan!" -charges outside-

********************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: -optics narrowing as he recieves Blitzwing's transmission, glaring at Overlord- "Hatemonger's leading this pointless expedition?"

********************
Brig Control, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: "It's too quiet in there. I'm going to take a look." -moves to the door, peers out-

Chromedome: "But they almost shot through the wall." -pointing at the damaged, bubbled section of the wall-

Nightbeat: -shrugs- "Probably safer out there."

Infecticon
2006-06-08, 02:46 AM
Outside Megaplex

Even thought Menasor moved to avoid Blaster's fire, the gestalt still caught Dogfight's fusion blasters. They cut into the Gestalt's chest armour. Menasor shot his gun at Dogfight.

So who's going to kill who?

It ain't my fault HE'S so slow.
...
I never said it was completely your fault...

Who slagging cares who's fault it is, we're gettin' shot at!

Ravage
2006-06-08, 03:08 AM
Airfield

Hatemonger grunted as Blitzwing's counter narrowly missed slicing open his own neck a small nick formed and a small bit of energon leaked out.

Foolish of me. He thought for a moment standing over the triplechanger's fallen body and wiped the energon.

"This is a shame really, but you were a Decepticon once." Hatemonger said coldly but one could detect a hint of sorrow at what he was saying.

He activated a recorder to show Gigatron as well as any other possibly traitors.

"In accordance to Decepticon law, you are charged with treason Blitzwing, the evidence is you attacking a superior officer of the Decepticon Empire and serving the enemy." Hatemonger said as he charged on of his fusion cannons. "As you know the only punishment for this lowly a charge is simple, death. But let it be known by all parties that at least you died bravely on the field of battle." Hatemonger said placing on foot on Blitzwing's lower back; he placed the fusion cannon slightly above Blitzwing's chest.

Hatemonger was trying to think of the last words to say at this point but really could not find any that would have been fitting.

But he thought them instead.

Sleep well soilder. he thought as he fired his fusion cannon at the prone triplechanger. He then stepped off the smoking wreckage that was once his comrade.

"Over and done."

The general growled as he started back for the battlefield.

Warcry
2006-06-08, 06:16 AM
Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay let out a pained squeak as Bludgeon's blade penetrated his gut, spearing directly though Lokos' chest. Were one looking at his optics, they would see them grow dim, as if half of the force behind them had suddenly died out.

"It's...so...quiet..." the former Headmaster said sadly, as he felt his partner's life force pass from the universe. He could only manage a glassy stare at Bludgeon's sword, as if the thought of taking action was beyond what his crippled psyche was capable of contemplating.
____________________________

Hydroponics , Fort Max

Snarl snagged a nearby table off the ground and used it to bat Pounce's missles into the ground, ignoring the coconut that bounced off his head as he did so.

"I'll kill you!"

The Dinobot charged forward and swung the table downward like a sledgehammer, trying to pound the clone straight through the floor.
____________________________

Outside Fort Max

Abominus growled furiously as Superion's shot hit him full in the chest. His breastplate stopped most of the attack, but more than a few fuses and circuits within the titan's body popped and smoked into nonfunctionality. Likewise, the twin energy beam emitters in the breastplate had been disabled by the strike.

Moving like a punch-drunk prizefighter, the Terrorcon combiner grabbed a large boulder off the ground, lifted over his head it two-handed, and tossed it at his enemy.
____________________________

Outer Hull, Fort Max

Octopunch continued to scuttle about on the hull using his tenticles, heading towards the city's roof, where the mangled Pretender hoped to cause some serious damage.

optimusskids
2006-06-08, 06:29 AM
Fort Max , Hydroponics


Pounce ignited his flight thrusters shooting straight up , he wobbled slightly as the table connected with his left leg . Spinning him through 360 degrees He gaiined altitude and shot up towards the ceiling.

Lord Zarak
2006-06-08, 12:16 PM
Overlord looked Prime dead in the eye as he walked over to where he and Ironhide were.

"I aint gonna tell you nothin', Prime. You Autobots are all the same; all talk and no ACTION!"

On the word action he dived at Prime's torso, breaking away from Ironhides grip.

Heinrad
2006-06-08, 08:50 PM
Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -pulls katana out of Squeezeplay's abdomen, flicking blade, spattering droplets of Squeezeplay's vital fluids and Lokos' blood and organ matter onto the consoles, rising like a Grim Reaper, taking in the harvest- "By fighting, you die with honor." -slashes downward diagonally, attempting to cut Squeezeplay in half from his left shoulder to his right hip-

********************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: "BLITZWING!" -backpedaling away, visibly angry- "Today's your lucky day, Overlord. No more talk!" -flame cannons roar to life, flinging fireballs at the Decepticon Powermaster-

Ironhide: -brings blaster pistol up, firing at Overlord-

Grimlock: -charging towards them, transforming to dino mode, roaring in anger-

*********************
Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: "Hmm? -starts typing commands, looking at a sub monitor as he gets a vague image of Octopunch climbing towards the comm array- "Uh oh."

Scout
2006-06-08, 09:18 PM
Fort Max: Security: Brig
Prowl frowned.
"Trying to save your own neck is typical of Decepticon behavior. However, giving Gigatron something he desires, is not Autobot behavior. Gigatron can suffer the treachery that he has bred within his followers, and his efforts to use the Reflectorcon to spy within this base has failed. I see no reason to allow either of you to continue existing."

The strategist paused and coldly watched the Decepticon for a moment.

"Except that it is my chosen duty and given responsibility to protect to the best of my ability. You will move now Bugly, and Spectro may follow. You will come back down this hall and walk to the loading bay doors. From there, ypu will be able to radio Hatemonger. I will follow you both. If Hatemonger does not withdraw the Decepticons at that point, a word to Fort Maximus and his anti-personnel measures in that bay will ensure that you will be reduced to molten slag. Now move."

Prowl sent a remote command internally to Fort Max to unlock the brig cell holding Spectro, then switched frequencies.

"Optimus, our position has been compromised, but there is a 63.72% chance of negotiating a possible withdrawl of enemy forces. Bugly has entered security. He is within detonation range, but he has relayed pertinent information and given just cause to make the attempt to use himself and Spectro to force Hatemonger to withdraw these Decepticons. The attempt must be made."

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Main Entry, Fort Max:
Swoop took a full blast of the air compressor cannon and was slammed backwards against the wall. He slid down and transformed slowly- somewhat stunned, but brought his sword around slowly.

"Me not ever seen a backfire like that." He grumbled to himself.

---------

more later after I get back tonight.

Ravage
2006-06-08, 10:20 PM
Hatemonger roared back to the battlefield.

"Blitzwing has fallen." He radioed to the Decepticons in battle. "How goes the rescue of our own?" He asked.

BlueSkids
2006-06-08, 10:44 PM
Outside Metroplex

Dogfight wasn't hit by Menasor gun, the small triggerbot was too fast for that. But the air displaced by Motormaster's cyclone cannon was another matter. The turbulence caused by Menasor's shot throwed Dogfight out of balance, rolling uncontrolled towards the ground.

" Blades!!!!!! Cover me!!!!!! " said Dogfight trying desperatly to regain control.

---

Outside Fort Max

Superion jumped sideways, dodging Abominus' throw. At the same time he shot again at the terrorcon monstruosity, trying to hit the same location damaged by his last attack. It wasn't an easy shot, but Superion was running out of tricks.

But things turned a little worst when he landed. Painfully, he had to drop to one knee, his gestalt articulation on the left knee-joint failing him.

" Too much damage, the joints are starting to fail ", pointed out Skydive's mind.

Superion just grumbled, focused on Abominus' movements, trying to rise again.

optimusskids
2006-06-08, 11:06 PM
Fort Max Ramp

Landfill turned to Skids

"so good buddy who should we take on next."

Heinrad
2006-06-09, 01:43 AM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Fangry: -growling, showing teeth- "Lucky for me, I feast on carrion..... well, unless they're organic. Then I just eat. But in your case, Dinobot..... ehh. I'll stick with my usual methods." -ion-pulse gun appearing in his hip hardpoint, opening fire at Swoop-

**********************
Brig, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -looking around corner into the brig- "You got everything under control in here, Prowl?"

Warcry
2006-06-09, 05:42 AM
Brig, Fort Max

"Oh, really, Prowl...threats are unbecoming to one of your stature. Especially unnecessary ones. There is no need to try to coerce me into doing what I already suggested."

Bugly's face wasn't set up to show much expression, but inside he was grinning. And why not? He had read the Autobot perfectly, and had managed to secure Spectro's freedom without so much as firing a shot.

Unless that fool Hatemonger decides to keep up the attack, he mused darkly as he started down the corridor. Most of his comrades, he knew, would be unnerved by the idea of leaving an Autobot at their back, but Bugly's unnatural senses told him more than his optics could, anyway.

But it would be foolish to leave things to chance, he decided.

Clearing his mind, the mystic sent a mental nudge floating on the ether towards Bludgeon. Mission accomplished, old friend. Get ready to pull out.
_______________________________

Security Control, Fort Max

Squeezeplay couldn't have avoided the slash even if he had been in peak physical condition. As it was, he didn't even see the blade before it sliced into his left shoulder. As it cut though his body, the saboteur had a moment to reflect on how the Decepticons had managed to destroy everything and everyone that he cared about...including himself.

By the time the Pretender's blade met empty air beyond the crablike body's hip, Squeezeplay's spark was already one with the Matrix.
_______________________________

Hydroponics, Fort Max

The heavy metal table in Snarl's hands clanged off the floor as Pounce dodged. With a furious roar, the Dinobot swung the makeshift weapon upwards, trying to crush his foe against the ceiling.
_______________________________

Outside Fort Max

Abominus twisted his body, allowing Superion's electric blast to flash past him by the narrowest of margins. Seeing his foe drop to one knee not far away, Abominus' face twisted into a feral rictus.

"AUTOBOT GIVE UP?" the giant asked in what passed, for him, as a mocking tone. He didn't give the enemy any time to answer, though, rushing towards the Aerialbot combiner and throwing a punch at the rising Autobot's jaw.

optimusskids
2006-06-09, 06:13 AM
Hyfroponics, Fort Max

"now look what you've done squashing all those plants . Poor Nebulans are going to go hungry."

When would this darkness start having an effect on the slaggin' Dinobot suppose depends on how full his batteries were to start with.

Pounce dodged again slashing downwards with his bayonet he sliced at the table hoping to bifurcate it.

Infecticon
2006-06-09, 08:30 AM
Outside Megaplex

Menasor cruelly smiled and shot at the out of control Dogfight, before looking around for other targets.

Yes! We got one of the slaggers!

Do not count your circuitry yet, our shot has not hit yet.

Party pooper...

Incompentant loon

Rust lover

SHUT UP AN' FIND US ANOTHER TARGET ALREADY!!!

He started it!

I did not, but this does prove that a rock has more intelligence then you.

Menasor growled in annoyance and took a shot at Blades. Menasor would have rather hit his head to try and quiet the voices in his head, but the gestalt supposed that he would just have to take his anger out on the more physical pests around him.

Ravage
2006-06-09, 12:26 PM
Razorclaw saw the other Decepticon combiners were doing the damage that the Predacons needed. Right as the Protectobots started to rush them.

"Just when I was going to have some fun here." Razorclaw laughed seeing Hotshot and aiming his plasma cannon at the Autobot and firing.

"Predacons we have new prey now. Have fun." He growled savagely.

*********************************

Viewfinder and Spyglass waited in the Black Heart.

"Well this is boring." Viewfinder groaned.

"Yeah but we could be getting shot up." Spyglass laughed.

"Point." Viewfinder said watching a vid-screen.

Aero Blade
2006-06-09, 05:27 PM
Following his orders, Dirge had been browsing the various human news channels for awhile, and felt he'd gathered enough info from a few sources to report, even though the information he was getting was a tad confusing to him. Maybe Prowl would be able to sort it out better...

He switched off the television so he wouldn't have a distraction, then turned back on the room's communication equipment to the signal he'd last used to contact Prowl. "Dirge, reporting..."

Heinrad
2006-06-09, 08:38 PM
Security Control, Fort Max:


Bludgeon: -flicks blade again, splattering droplets of Squeezeplay's vital fluids across the walls and doorway, sheathes katana, pulls energo katana out of his left forearm, ignites it, uses it to sever Squeezeplay's crab mode head, deactivates and replaces energo katana, picks up his "trophy", knowing that Gigatron likes proof as the smoke ejectors in his legs envelop him in smoke, sending back to Bugly- I am on my way. -smoke clears, showing empty space where Bludgeon was, door to the room hissing open, part of Squeezeplay's tail keeping it from closing again, the late Headmaster's fluids running out into the corridor-

****************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -leaps at Overlord, transforming as he does, slashing at the Powermaster's torso with his energo-sword-

Prime and Ironhide: -break off their attack on Overlord, start heading towards Hatemonger-

Prime: "We've freed the prisoner, Hatemonger. Take your men and leave, or suffer the consequences!"

Ironhide: -sees the battered, smoking form of Blitzwing in the distance, activates commlink- "Minerva? You readin' me?"

Minerva: -over commlink- "Is it over?"

Ironhide: "Ah'm hopin' so. Blitzwing's pretty tore up, though. Better get out here an' check on him."

BlueSkids
2006-06-09, 09:11 PM
Outside Metroplex

Dogfight was certainly out of control, but this circumstance made him a fast and unpredictable target, so Menasor's treacherous attack hit the ground.
But regain control and stability with Dogfight's unusual wing design wasn't an easy thing. The triggerbot had to overheat his rear thrusters to counteract the centrifugal force and overload his nav computer to regain control once more.

He did it just in time, and the triggerbot landed near Metroplex walls, transformed into robot mode and, sighing in relief watched the battlefield.

" Whoa! That was close! " he said.

And with that, and before his auto repair systems could fix the misadjustments caused for his loss of control, he transformed back into jet mode and flew towards Menasor again.

---

Metroplex Bridge

" Arcee, Rosdos, Scamper; fire at Menasor ", ordered Ultra Magnus. " Now he's standing alone, it's our chance to aim at a big target. "

Scamper nodded and fired with Metroplex's medium guns at the Stunticon gestalt.

---

Fort Max Halls

Skids looked at Landfill.

" I don't know buddy, I'm not Prowl " said the theoritician with a grim smile. " I still consider defending the doors is, under current circumstances, our top priority. But the dinos are here, and the 'cons aren't trying to enter again, though. "

Skids frowned and looked at the place where Grimlock was fighting against Overlord.

" But in fact we're here doing nothing " continued Skids, almost for himself. " Come on Landfill, we'll back up Grimlock! Quickmix, stay here and watch the doors, please. See if you can use your tricks to improve the Halls defences a bit more! "

And with that Skids transformed into van mode and rolled towards Grimlock and Overlord, dodging Quickmix's glue on the citybot's ramp.

---

Outside Fort Max

Superion - still kneeled - tried to dodge Abominus's punch, receiving the blow on his left cheek. The force of the impact teared off his left ' ear-antennae ', a quarter of his face metal-skin and also cracked his visor. Sparks, smoke, bits of cables, systems and his left red optic were now visible from his half skinned face. He also dropped his gun.

" URRU... NN...NEVER!!!!!!! " replied Superion, hardly on balance.

Taking his hands together into a single fist, he throwed himself towards Abominus, trying to knock down the Terrorcon combiner with a two-handed mighty blow.

(occ: Warcry, not sure if I've wrote the last part correctly and clear enough, but I think you'll understand the general idea... I hope. Sorry :) )

Ravage
2006-06-10, 01:36 AM
Hatemonger looked at Prime.

"Really Prime. Do you think your words truely cause me fear?" He said a sneer smile crossing his face. "We will leave but try anything stupid and I will have an artillary strike hit Metroplex's energon processing systems turning this whole area into a nice hole in the countryside." He said coldly.

"Decepticons, we have what we came for and destroyed several traitors. Leave Dirge, next time we claim his head." He said into his com-link moving to the Annilator.

*****************************************

"Aww!" Divebomb groaned getting ready to strafe the Protectobots.

"You heard him. Back to the ship!" Razorclaw growled as the Predacons turned and filed back to the ship.

******************************************

Cryotek nodded and transformed into his Dragon mode albeit painfully due to the fireblasts he absorbed from the Autobot targetmasters.

"Returning to the Nova!" He said.

*******************************************

Ruckus and Flywheels looked at each other.

"Damn, well maybe next time!" Ruckus said as him and Flywheels started back towards the shuttle.

********************************************

"Spectro! How are you!?" Viewfinder asked his reflectorcon companion.

"How do you think? The Autobots were too weak to actually try to get any information out of me." He laughed.

"See you soon." Viewfinder said as he waited for the Mayhems to return.

Heinrad
2006-06-10, 02:17 AM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: "I'm glad to see that your vision is as limited as ever, Hatemonger. Tell Gigatron that the time has come to put this war on hold. Retaking our homeworld is what we must do." -narrows optics- "Or does the thought of fighting the Quintessions fill you with that much fear?"

Ironhide: -moving over to Blitzwing, wincing in sympathy- "Least yer in stasis lock."

Minerva: -comes running up, kneels next to Blitzwing- "Ouch. You'll have to help me get him inside. I'm not sure stasis lock's going to keep him alive long enough to repair him."

Bludgeon: -cloaked, steps out of the main entry, starts towards the cloaked shuttle-

Stranglehold: -creaks to feet, dazed, stumbles out makes his way back to the shuttle-

Fangry: -ignoring the order- "I haven't eaten yet!"

-voice echoing across the entry bay, the voice of a cold, lonely tomb, the voice of Death, a dry rasp that's little more than a whisper, but plainly audible to all present- "Fangry. Heel."

Fangry: -stops mid-stride, his lupine eyes taking on a look more in common with a squirrel trapped in headlights on a dark night, knowing it's about to be hit by a car- "C-c-c-coming." -spins, leaps from the hatch, making for the shuttle with powerful flaps of his wings-

Lord Zarak
2006-06-10, 02:27 AM
"If its so slaggin' pointless, you wont be expectin' this!" roared Overlord as he swang for Prime's head, as Ironhide's shots slammed into his back. The blasts threw him off balance, though his momentum carried him in Prime's direction

Ravage
2006-06-10, 03:23 AM
Hatemonger spat back at Prime with vemom in his voice.

"Considering I was among those with Trypticon that gathered intellgence on the Quints, among other tasks you will never know about Prime. I'd say your sudden bravado borders on arragance as well. Funny how you didn't come to us to try to take back Cybertron. Either way I will pass your message if for nothing more than the pawns should always be the first to strike." He growled transforming into tank mode and leaving.

Infecticon
2006-06-10, 06:02 AM
Outside Megaplex

Breaking apart into the Stunticons saved Menasor from getting hit by Megaplex's gun shot. As the Stunticons followed Hatemonger's order to retreat ( moving towards the Annilator), Wildrider briefly turned. The insane Stunticon glared darkly at the flying Autobot, then waved at Dogfight while yelling " Shot ya later, kite!"

Deadend sighed, while Breakdown said " He probably couldn't hear that."

" He'll get the meanin' " Wildrider said as he caught up to them.

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-06-10, 06:11 AM
Blaster made sure to open fire on the retreating Decepticons. He gladly let the retreat call slip through his jamming net.

"Autobot's don't let 'em escape without makin' 'em regret coming!" Blaster threw in over ever comm-line

Metroplex Courtyard

Windcharger sighed as he got outside just in time to see them all retreating.

"Snooze, you lose." He grumbled.

Warcry
2006-06-10, 07:43 AM
Hydroponics, Fort Max

Snarl cursed as Pounce's blade slashed diagonally though the table, removing perhaps a third of its' length.

"I'll squash you!" he shouted, as he threw the ruined table at the hovering clone.
_____________________________________

Outer Hull, Fort Max

Arriving at the citybot's roof, Octopunch heard the call for retreat.

One last thing, he thought to himself. With a flourish, he drew his harpoon gun and fired a round into the base of one of the Maximus' antenna clusters. The array sparked and smoked nicely, but he didn't have time to admire his handiwork. The Pretender started to descend the city's wall as quickly as his tenticles would carry him.
_____________________________________

Outside Fort Max

Superion's blow caught Abominus in the solar plexus, knocking the giant Terrorcon off-balance. Had he been in prime condition, he might have been able to recover from the blow. However, as it was, he pitched over backwards and skidded several dozen metres away from his foe. Plates of armour, in at least a half-dozen different colours, trailed back to where he had first fallen.

With a roar that was half-pain and half fury, the titanic Decepticon threw himself into a standing position by sheer force of will. He wavered for a moment, looking as if he might succumb to his many wounds and fall back to the ground. But his animalistic rage was a force that could not be denied by mere physical injury, and Abominus started to slowly stride back towards his enemy.

Hatemonger's call for retreat jarred with the giant's instincts; he was a wounded animal, and his only thought was of his prey. But in the back of his mind, he knew that to defy the orders would mean being left behind among enemies. Turning, the large Terrorcon stalked back towards the Decepticon ship.

"ABOMINUS CRUSH AUTOBOT NEXT TIME!"

optimusskids
2006-06-10, 08:58 AM
Outside

Chainclaw watched the Cons starting to retreat.

I hope the mono filament serrated wire catches some of them , on the way back to the shuttle.

He selected a target a red mist descending on him as he prepared to fight , all ailments temporarily forgotten.

"Catilla as they've bunched up you take Flywheels , I'll sort out Ruckus."

Chainclaw charged cannon firing at Ruckus.


Hydroponics, Fort Max

The table remanant hit Pounce sending him soaring through the air until his trajectory was interupted by a bulkhead. His passage through the branches and foliage left many of them battered and broken.

"I think thats a definite six , ever thought about playing cricket Dino breath "

Pounce quipped playing for time and hoping to confuse the Dinobot with earthen concepts.

Going down the ramp at speed

Landfill transformed targetmasters locking into place as he went down he hit a patch of Quickmix's grease preferring to chance it rather than the glue. Carooming and skidding he headed towards Grimlock's fight

"I've got the pedal to the metal good buddy and i'm coming at you like i had a passel of Smokey's on my tail, I got your rocking chair thats a big 10-4"

Silencer and Flintlock swivelled in their mountings , the stress pistol and photon rifle sending a volley towards the big Decepticon.

Fort Max entrance way

Quickmix kneeled spotting the Stunticons retreating

There was the Con who had my optic

He aimed Ricochet and Boomer and fired at the offending Stunticon hoping to hit him

verytired
2006-06-10, 09:18 AM
>Communication from Guzzle at Kyle<
"Hey, Everyone: Mission at Kyle has kind of gone south, I need Medical Pick up here for Trailbreaker and ensite treatment forsome others: any one available?"

Scout
2006-06-10, 09:20 AM
Fort Max: Security: Brig
Prowl motioned to the Decepticons to move forward down the hall as he heard Nightbeat call to him.

"Affirmative Nightbeat. These two are pawns. However Squeezeplay did not follow directives. It is imperative that you go to discover any reasoning behind the matter, and apprehend him if necessary. He is in the brig control panel room- use caution - his allegiance is not yet proven."

Internally over his radio he acknowledged Dirge.
"I am listening, Dirge. What do you have to report?"

--------------------
Corridors: Metroplex
Mirage glanced at Artfire. "I doubt it. They got in too easy to be deterred, and even with all the firepower we threw at them, they didn't seem to be affected."

Inferno snuffed. "Pfft. Let 'em come again. Next time they'll go back with their heads in so many pieces they won't be doin' any thinkin' at all."
----------------
Airfield
Not much for talking, Sludge snapped at the retreating Razorclaw, trying to pin the Decepticon in his jaws.
*****
Elsewhere, Blades zipped and hovered between Dogfight and Menasor, trying to distract the gestalt from following up while his fellow Autobot recovered to rejoin the battle.

"Hey- you! Big and ugly, yeah you! You can do more damage with your face than with your weapons!"

He blasted at the gestalt with his weapons.


ooc: Rav- just remember they'd be using a mind link- Spectro's not out of the citybot yet.

Ravage
2006-06-10, 03:10 PM
Hatemonger smiled and got onto his com-link.

"Prime for a bot of your word you surely can't keep your own warriors in check. Call of your pawns or I shell the area." He growled as he ran some system checks at the Annilator as it buzzed to life and it's weapon systems came online.

"Decepticons, prove as always we are the better warriors. Leave with honor, but if attacked feel free to destroy the cowards that continue to fight." Hatemonger said smiling if knowing that he was upsetting Prime more than anything else.

***********************

Razorclaw let out a growl as he twisted and used his cat-like nature to avoid being pinned in the slower dinobots jaws though the Dinobot's teeth did shed up some of his armour leaving some large gouge marks on it. As he landed he fired his concussion blasters and the plasma cannon the Dinobot. More to cover his escape than anything else.

"Don't worry Dinobot, next time Predaking will destroy all of your kind." He said a sinister smile crossed his lips.

************************

Ruckus grunted as the Autobots sneak attack hit him. He transformed and stood back up smoking and quit unhappy.

"You know, you Autobots are bigger cowards than I thought." He spat. "I at least would shoot you in the face!" He smiled and fired two warheads at the Autobot pretender while continuing his retreat.

Heinrad
2006-06-10, 03:18 PM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: -hearing Overlord, pivots, bringing energo-sword up to block the swing at his head, calling after Hatemonger- "And yet you've done nothing with whatever information you've gained. All the Decepticons have done is attempt to consolidate power here. Yes, that does answer my question." -activates commlink- "Fortress, do you have a position?"

Grimlock: -slashing at Overlord's torso with his energo-sword-

Minerva: -finishes patching Blitzwing as best she can with what she has on hand- "Okay, Ironhide. Transform and I'll load him into your cargo bay."

Ironhide: "He ain't gonna fit. Hang on." -transforms to vehicle mode, van cargo area sliding backwards slightly and opening up, sides dropping down while back hatch lowers, static cannon rising into place on his lowered van rear hatch and blaster pistol rising up on a boom arm- "Demolition mode. Long story. Jus' get him loaded on."

Minerva: -starts hauling Blitzwing's battered body onto the battle deck-

*******************
Brig, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -nods, turns and heads for security control-

*******************
Cloaked Shuttle:


Fangry: -scrabbles into the hatch, finds a seat, takes it-

Stranglehold: -battered, brusied, and bleeding, stumbles into the hatch, collapses across Fangry's legs-

Bludgeon: -reappearing in a pillar of smoke, Squeezeplay's crab-mode head slung over his left shoulder, activates commlink- "Octopunch, Pounce, report."

*******************
Security Control, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -jogging up the corridor, sees the open door and the puddle of mech fluids pooling in the corridor, slows- "Great. I wonder what...." -steps into the doorway, cyclone cannon raised, then lowers it- "Sweet Primus......." -activates commlink- "Prowl, I think I know why Squeezeplay didn't do what you ordered him to....." -drops to one knee next to the body, starts trying to pry the passenger compartment door open- "Lokos might be...." -trails off as he sees the blade entrance into the Headmaster's gut as he gets the hatch open slightly- "Damnit." -looking a the wound more closely, then the edges where the two halves of Squeezeplay's body were once joined, examining the severed connections where Squeezeplay's head used to be, and finally the splattermarks on the walls and consoles- "Looks like Bludgeon was in here, Prowl. Squeezeplay's dead. So is his Nebulan partner." -looking around again, gets to his feet- "If it helps, it looks like he put up a fight before he died. Although I'd guess the splatterings on the walls are probably Squeezeplay's own internal fluids."

****************************
Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: -hits comm panel, scowls as the light doesn't go on, sees the error indicator on the main console, moving over to the weapons station as he activates his commlink- "I've got a fix, Prime. Hope nobody's trying to contact us. I think they got the comm array."

Prime: -over commlink- "Bring the point defense systems on line and raise shields. Lock all ship's guns on that location. On my order, open fire."

Fortress: -raising shields, scowling as some of the shield generators flicker around the exits-

******************************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime: -activates system wide on his commlink- "Let them go, Autobots. But if they're still attacking, defend yourselves." -switches back to Hatemonger- "We know where you are, Hatemonger. We have weapons locked onto your location. Leave, NOW!"

Ravage
2006-06-10, 04:37 PM
Hatemonger smiled he accoplished what he had wished.

He rolled to the Annilator and transformed back into robot mode eyeing the other warriors in the ship he headed to the command area.

"Decepticons, Let's go. We are finished here." He said.

*******************************

Flywheels decided to not farther annoy the Autobots and ran to the Annilator finding a seat.

*******************************

"Aww." Ruckus said running as he entered the Annilator and found a seat.

*******************************

Razorclaw joined with the other Predacons.

"Now boardingm, five Predacons." Rampage said as the group entered in and found seats.

********************************

Cryotek arrived at the Nova and waited for Sixshot.

**********************************

Spyglass and Viewfinder got the Black Heart into powerup procedures and waited for the Mayhems and Spectro to return.

Aero Blade
2006-06-10, 09:06 PM
"I'm not really sure..." Dirge admitted as he made contact with Prowl. "The news is reporting several incidences of Breastforce's activities, and none of them are lining up with typical Decepticon activities..."

BlueSkids
2006-06-10, 10:18 PM
Metroplex Bridge

" At all Metroplex' Autobots, hold your fire ", said Ultra Magnus using the citybot's internal comm system. " Blaster " he said switching to a private frequency, " watch the decepticon's transmissions. See if this retreat is a bluff. "

An incoming message blipped on the Comm station.

" Magnus ", said Scamper. " We've a communication from Guzzle. " Arcee
has tried to comunicate, but the transmission was cut off.

" The Kyle group? What's their status?"

" Dunno ", the drone replied, " but it seems like they finished their mission and need transport and medical atention for Trailbreaker. I think they could have more woundeds. "

"Typical", thought bitterly Magnus. The city comander reached the comm station and sent a full reply to Guzzle.

" Here Magnus. Glad to hear you soldier, but medical transport and assistance may take a bit long. We've been under a massive decepticon attack and as soon as possible we'll send you help. It's Trailbreaker critical? "

---

Outside Metroplex

Dogfight watched incredulous as the Stunticons separated from Menasor form, and Wildrider mocking at him.

" Mmmh " he said to himself, " perhaps next time we'll finish this for once, freak. Only you and me. "

---

Outside Fort Max

" NO, YOU'LL BE... THE CRUSHED ONE... TERRORCON " said slowly Superion at Abominus. He rised to his feet and waited for the terrorcon to leave, and when Abominus was out of sight, Superion faltered, his left joint totally failing under the combiner weight. The Aerialbot gestalt fell to the ground, separating into his members when he hit the ground.

" Whoa! We win? " asked Air Raid, recovering from the fall.

" Well, Abominus can still walk, we only could fall " noted Slingshot. " Take it as you want. "

" Unnnh, where's my tailfin? " growled Fireflight.

Skydive, for his part aproached where Silverbolt was lying down.

" Silverbolt? Are you ok? "

The Aerialbot leader tried to rise, but he fell like Superion did a few time ago.

" I'm fine ", he said.

" No you are " contradicted Skydive. " Come on guys, help me to take Silverbolt and bring him to the nearest med bay.

The four smaller Aerialbots take his leader and made their way silently towards Fort Max.

Rollerdash
2006-06-11, 12:23 AM
*Arcee slammed the consel*

"Guzzle? Guzzle come in!, Magnus, the Kyle group is in trouble something went wrong with the mission."

Warcry
2006-06-11, 06:15 AM
Hydroponics, Fort Max

Snarl didn't even bother trying to decypher Pounce's babble; it was probably just more Decepticon propaganda, anyway. Instead, he advanced on the clone, intent on crushing him against the bulkhead. Prime's transmission crackled in his audio sensors, but he didn't miss a step.

"You have until I reach the wall to run along home," he told Pounce. "Then I kill you. Orders or no orders."
________________________________________

Corridors, Fort Max

Bugly strode down the hall like he owned the city, not even bothering to acknowledge Prowl's presence behind him.

"Move along," he told Spectro. "We don't want to miss our ride, now do we?"
________________________________________

Outer Hull, Fort Max

Octopunch dropped off the wall and started to run towards the shuttle, a bit unsteady on his feet after the savage beating he had taken.

"On my way," was all he said to Bludgeon's comm call.
________________________________________

Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert tapped a final series of commands into his console, then leaned back and sighed slightly.

"Red Alert to Magnus," he said, comming the city commander. "The virus has been purged from our systems."
________________________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire shrugged, and as he did he noted that his shoulder was starting to thaw.

"Then we'll just have to shoot them more," he said to Mirage. "Strong they may be, but we can still melt 'em down."
________________________________________

Annihilator

Abominus practically collapsed into his five componant Terrorcons as he reached the Decepticon transport. Hun-grrr, although the most seriously injured of the group, nonetheless shouted obscenities at his wounded troops and forced them to scurry quickly aboard the ship.

Then the team leader dropped heavily into a seat, scowling at anyone and everyone around him.

Infecticon
2006-06-11, 06:15 AM
Outside Megaplex

Quickmix's shot hit Breakdown in the back, scorching armour and cracking it. It also caused the paranoid Stunticon to look back and give Quickmix a very dark glare when he spotted him. Breakdown would have returned fire ( orders or no orders), but Deadend grabbed his shotting arm and tugged. So Breakdown made a gesture with his free hand which could be translated as:next time I'm taking more then an optic.

Turning his attention back to retreating, Breakdown said to Deadend " You can let go of my arm now, Maker."

Without saying a word, Deadend let go of Breakdown's arm and the Stunticons entered the Annilator

optimusskids
2006-06-11, 07:45 AM
Hydroponics Bay , Fort Max

Pounce cast desperately about , hand scrabbling it closed around a wooden shaft. Picking up the garden fork he flung it with all his strength at Snarls shoulder joint, Triggering a pair of rockets aimed at the Dinobot's knees for good measure. Quickly transforming h e dashed for the exit and skidded out into the corridor.

He replid to the com message


"I'm on my way "

MirageHoundFan
2006-06-11, 01:40 PM
The Nova

A swirl of black smoke appeared nearby the Decepticon shuttle, then there was another flash of light as Sixshot arrived.

Silently bowing Japanese-style to Cryotek, the ninja then strode inside the shuttle and sat down.

BlueSkids
2006-06-11, 01:50 PM
Metroplex Bridge

Ultra Magnus listened at the new voice - Daniel's one, in fact- in the transmission from Kyle.

" Actually, we've pretty low resources here but I'll send you help asap, I assure you. Ultra Magnus out. "

The truth was right now Autobase couldn't sent an airbone rescue mission, but he wasn't going to abandon them.

The city commander was wondering the best way to help Kyle's team when he received Red Alert's news.

" There are good news, indeed. Well done ", replied Magnus. " But there's a new concern Red, we've a report from Trailbreaker's team. They call us for an inmediate rescue mission; it seems they've wounded, some of them in near critical status. Any suggestion on how we can help them? "

Near, Scamper was checking Metroplex status running several damage reports. The citybot's drones and regenerative armour were doing a good job repairing the damage caused by the decepticons.

Lord Zarak
2006-06-11, 02:15 PM
Grimlocks sword caught Overlord down the middle, exposing some of his insides. He was about to retaliate when he heard Hatemonger.

"Tell Prime that once I've finished with you, I'm hunting him down. No-one, not even a dumb primitive like you can stop me" he growled.

He walked over to to the ship and turned around. He looked directly at Grimlock and moved his thumb accross his throat. He then boarded without further comment or gesture.

He nodded at Hatemonger and said:

"We got what we needed?"

BlueSkids
2006-06-11, 02:27 PM
Outside Fort Max

Skids trasnformed into robot mode and stepped carefully towards Landfill and Grimlock, while watching Overlord making his way towards a decepticon shuttle.

" Well, it seems they're really leaving " said Skids at Landfill. He turned back to Grimlock, looking at the dinobot Commander wounds.

" Huh... " he muttered.

With a sigh, Skids watched the decepticon's retreat.

Ravage
2006-06-11, 03:25 PM
Hatemonger nodded to Overlord.

"Yes we recused Spectro and caused some major pain amoung our traitors." He said a smile almost crossing his lips.

****************************************

Cryotek nodded to the Sixchanger as well.

"Hatemonger, we are off." Cryotek said activating the ships engines and starting for the sky.

Warcry
2006-06-12, 07:06 AM
Hydroponics Bay, Fort Max

Snarl growled as the fork tossed by Pounce bounced off his thick armour, then fell to the side, barely avoiding a direct hit from the clone's missles. Ignoring the burnt and singed armour on his legs, the Dinobot shouted after the fleeing clone.

"Yeah, you run!"
____________________________

Security Office, Metroplex

Red Alert scowled.

There's always something, he thought.

After calling up a duty roster on his screen, the security chief shook his head.

"All of our large transport-capable Autobots are deployed at the moment, Magnus," he said. "Fort Max might have a shuttle or two handy, but I can't uplink with his systems to find out. The damned 'Cons probably slagged his comm antennas. We could walk over and ask Fortress what he's got, but I don't think our injured Autobots have the time to spare."

Taking a few seconds to think the problem over, Red finally nodded to himself.

"If we have an uninjured flier available," he said, "we could have him carry Fixit out to the battlefield to do some on-site first aid. Hopefully the Micromaster will be able to keep the wounded alive until we can sort out transport. Worse comes to worst..."

Which it always does...

"...you could drive down there and carry the injured back here in your car carrier mode, I suppose."

BlueSkids
2006-06-12, 10:06 PM
Metroplex Bridge

" Thank you Red, " replied Ultra Magnus at the director security. " I'm gonna go to Kyle myself, while one flyer goes first with Fixit. You're in charge of Metroplex, Red Alert. "

Ultra Magnus looked to Arcee and Scamper.

" I'm gonna to help our comrades on Kyle. Red Alert will command Metroplex during my abscence. "

" Do you hear that, big bot? I'll be back soon."

And with that he left the bridge, leaving towards the nearest turbolift. He entered inside, and while the turbolift descended, he engaged his comm gear.

" Fixit, Dogfight; I need you to go to Kyle. Our team there have wounded, some of them critically. Fixit, you'll attend to them until I arrive; I'll carry them back to Metroplex. Dogfight, you'll carry Fixit as fast as you can. Confirm, please. "

---

Outside Metroplex

Dogfight received Magnus' call.

" Roger, commander. Fixit, where're you? "

optimusskids
2006-06-12, 11:23 PM
Fort Max Corridors

Pounce loped down the corridor looking for a way out.

Spotting a possibilty he entered a lab.

Heinrad
2006-06-13, 01:37 AM
Exterior, Fort Max:


Grimlock: -returns Overlord's finger gesture with one of his own(and trust me, it's not a finger across the throat)-

Minerva: -finishes hauling Blitzwing onto Ironhide's deployed weapons deck, straps him down as best he can- "Get him to the repair bay as fast as you can."

Ironhide: -shifts into gear, driving as fast as he can(with his current load) into Metroplex-

Prime: -activating commlink- "Magnus, Prowl, Fortress, give me a status report!"

***********************
Medbay, Metroplex:


Fixit: -activates commlink- "Is it over, Magnus?"

optimusskids
2006-06-13, 06:19 AM
Fort Max , Lab


Pounce studied the scene .

The lab was set up for astronomy , a dome arched overhead and in the middle of the dome a telescope and above the telescope a sliding hatch. Pounce loped over to the controls and studied them intently.

Warcry
2006-06-13, 06:24 AM
Security Office, Metroplex

"Acknowledged, Magnus. I'll be up there presently."

Red Alert quickly locked down his security control console, then headed out the door.

Smokescreen watched the security director storm out, an amused half-smile on his face.

Three...two...one...now.

On cue, the door opened once more.

"What are you still doing here?" Red Alert snapped. "Follow me!"

Smokescreen chuckled softly, then headed after Red.

BlueSkids
2006-06-14, 09:57 PM
Outside Metroplex

Dogfight, flying above the citybot watched Ultra Magnus quickly stepping out of Metroplex. He decided to land near his commander, still afraid of facing him.

" Hey Magnus! " said Dogfight landing as usual, waiting for the last second to transform into robot mode and landing on his feet. " I'm gonna to meet Fixit. "

Ultra Magnus rasied politely his hand, asking Dogfight to wait.

" Yes Fixit, " replied - via commlink- Magnus at the micromaster. " It's over, and our comrades on Kyle too. Dogfight is on his way, and he will meet you in Metroplex Med Bay soon. Magnus out. "

The city commander looked down at Dogfight.

" Are you ok, soldier? " he asked, a thin smile on his lips.

" Yeah, of course. Ready and willing, sir. You know, I'm not gonna fail you never. "

Magnus didn't reply, only smiled.

" Go, then. "

The triggerbot ran inside Metroplex Halls, making his way towards the Med Bay.

Magnus smiled in relief. " He's a good fighter, and a better soldier. He'll not fail me, I know."

Then he received Optimus Prime's call.

"Prime", he replied raising his comlink and looking towards Fort Max; " the Decepticons are retreating, and we've expeled the intruders. The damage caused by his infiltration attempt is minimal, and the battle damage is already being repaired by Metrodrones and Metroplex' regenerative capabilities. But we've a new concern: remember Trailbreaker mission on Kyle? Well, we've received a distress call from them and they have injured and they're asking for inmediate medical attention. Because of our actual resources are pretty limited, I'm gonna send first Dogfgiht and Fixit to make the first cures. Also, I'm gonna go to Kyle to bring them back to base. I know it's a bad moment to leave Autobase but it's the only way, and they need our help. Red Alert will be in charge here. Magnus out. "

---

Fort Max Halls

The Aerialbots entered Fort Max, and headed towards the Med Bay.

---

Fort Max Bridge

" Kyle Group , here Metroplex Command: we're sending help. Hold your position, we're on our way ", said Scamper using the comm station.

Ravage
2006-06-15, 04:17 AM
*OOC Everyone on? *

Hatemonger started the engine start up for the Annilator waiting for any stragglers to get onboard.

Warcry
2006-06-15, 05:41 AM
Mayhem Shuttle

Octopunch scrabbled into the ship, then subspaced his shell and collapsed into an empty chair.
_____________________________

Main Ramp, Fort Max

Bugly started to walk down the ramp, gesturing for Spectro to follow.

"Keep moving," he told the Reflectorcon with an air of impatience.

(OOC: Forget about him, Rav? ;))

optimusskids
2006-06-15, 06:35 AM
Fort Max Lab

Pounce hovered in the air he sprayed the lab with salvos of rocket's before punching his way out through the observation dome.

Whoever that lab belonged to Perceptor perhaps wasnt gonna get much use out of that lil lot for a while.

Pounce headed for the Mayhem shuttle

He opened a com link

"Inbound Sir ETA 2 Earth minutes."

Ravage
2006-06-15, 12:28 PM
OOC- Nope since he was on the Black Heart :)

Spectro kept walking.

"Yeah, yeah I am movin." He grunted walking off the ramp and heading for the shuttle.

Scout
2006-06-15, 06:32 PM
Metroplex: Halls
Mirage glanced at Artfire, not sure exactly how to respond. Then he nodded - very slightly- and mumbled "Yes, I guess". He looked back to the hole in the wall and then holstered his rifle.
He didn't say anything more, but began heading over to begin patching the wall.

Fort Max: Outside
Dirge, very few Decepticon activities that are currently in progress are along the lines we typically expect from Decepticons. Stay where you are, monitor those transmissions. As soon as Fortress has been cleared and secured, I will come to get you and we will discuss their operations."
Prowl followed the two Decepticons down the ramp as he listened to Nightbeat's report and responded. The strategist switched frequencies.
Nightbeat, get to the cameras immediately - make certain Dirge's quarters are secure, then have the remains taken to medbay for cleaning and storage. Afterwards you can set the maintainance drones to take care of the mess in security.[/b]

His optics narrowed and Prowl stopped at the bottom. His words were cold and calculated as he listened to Optimus Prime's request for a status report.

"Gigatron made a grave tactical error. Temporary rebellion in his ranks needs only a temporary buffer, not a permanent one. The other Decepticons are watching and waiting. They see his actions- drawn hastily from fear, and Reflector will not be able to watch his back. That was informative - Spectro."

Prowl kept his rifle trained on the two retreating Decepticons as he answered Magnus on his external radio.

"Status report will be delivered in 6 Earthen minutes Optimus. Final securing procedures are currently underway."

Aero Blade
2006-06-16, 01:34 AM
"Understood," Dirge replied to Prowl over the com, then shut it off to return to his monitoring activities. He was getting a bit anxious though about how it seemed to be constantly emphasized for him to stay in his quarters. It made him worry about what was happening around the rest of the base...

Heinrad
2006-06-16, 03:14 AM
Black Heart::


Bludgeon: -watching the stragglers getting to the shuttle, standing on the outside of the shuttle next to the hatch-

*********************
Fort Max, Entry Bay:


Slag: -woozy, looks over at Swoop- "Where'd they go?"

*********************
Medbay, Metroplex:


Ironhide: -rolls in, stops-

Fixit: -putting supplies together, looks up- "Oh, no.... I'm too young to die...."

Ironhide: -battle platform finishes disconnecting, treads clunking heavily to the floor as he transforms, unstraps Blitzwing, and lifts the comatose triple changer- "Where'd'ya want him?"

Fixit: -looking at the dripping coolant from the horrific wound in Blitzwing's torso- "Ouch. Um......"

Minerva: -striding in- "I've done pretty much everything I can for him at this point. He's too weak to survive surgery right now. Put him in a CR chamber. It'll stabilize him so we can repair him."

Ironhide: -nods, takes Blitzwing to the CR chamber, puts him in-

Fixit: -finishes packing, waiting for Dogfight-

**************************
Security Control, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -stepping over the remains, typing in commands, into commlink- "Nothing's moving near Dirge's quarters, Prowl."

**************************
Bridge, Fort Max:


Fortress: -looking at status displays, activates commlink- "The damage appears to be minor, Prime. A couple of the automated gun turrets are damaged, and the main entrance hatch has a large, vaguely rhinocerous-shaped hole in it."

Warcry
2006-06-16, 05:48 AM
Outside Fort Max

Bugly restrained himself from smiling as Prowl answered no less than three comm calls while in easy eavesdropping distance of two Decepticons...not the most security-minded thing to do, all things considered.

Something tells me our friendly Autobot tactical officer is a bit...frazzled. He's lucky that I'm in no mood to report such things to our sixchanging fool of a leader right now.

Once he reached the foot of the ramp, the Decepticon picked up his pace and headed straight towards the shuttle.
_______________________________

Corridors, Metroplex

Artfire watched Mirage for a moment with moderate wariness, then shrugged (as much as his still-frosty shoulder would allow, anyway) and started walking towards the medbay.
_______________________________

Command Deck, Metroplex

Red Alert stormed onto the bridge and cast an overzealously suspicious glance around the entire crew (especially Hubcap, who he had begun to suspect in a series of mysterious supply disappearances).

"Report status," the security officer said firmly as he settled into the command chair.

optimusskids
2006-06-16, 06:38 AM
Mayhem Shuttle

Pounce boarded the shuttle and slipped into his allocated seat.

Ravage
2006-06-16, 12:51 PM
Hatemonger saw everyone was headed towards their respective shuttles and that the Nova had already left.

He watched as Spectro entered the Black Heart and Bugly neared it so he brought the engines on the Annilator to life and the massive ship began to raise.

Lord Zarak
2006-06-16, 04:11 PM
Broadside and Skyhammer stood side by side as the Decepticon shuttle began to rise into the air.

At this moment, Skyhammer sub-spaced his outer pretender shell, leaving him stood in his inner shell. He still held his gun in his hand.

"Well, we got rid of 'em again" said Broadside.

"That we did" replied Skyhammer wearily. "So we go to the usual routine of patching ourselves up and waiting for the Decepticon's to attack us again?

"It gets boring after a while. Still, it's something to do. Lets go to the medbay then"

Broadside looked at the Pretender, and could scarcely believe his audio sensors. His attitude was not what he remembered. This was not the fearless leader of troops. Then he remembered.

"You've still not got over it have you?''

Skyhammer winced at the unwelcome memory.

"No. It's why I went away. Red Alert was not happy. Nobody was. When Jetfire picked me up from Manchester, he seemed to understand why I left, but not why I came back."

Broadside asked the inevitable:
"So why did you come back?"

"Because the Decepticons need to be stopped. Simple as. Only then can I try to recover from the losses, the pain..." He trailed off.

"Come on. Lets go. I'll get you an Energon goodie if you do!" replied Broadside, trying to change the subject.

"OK" sighed the Pretender. "Lets see which joker we have to do the honours!"

They both turned and left, before the Decepticon shuttle left.

BlueSkids
2006-06-17, 09:06 PM
Metroplex, Med Bay

Dogfight ran towards the medbay; he stepped inside looking around for Fixit. Instead of finding the medic, Dogfight watched the room's activity - with Minerva, Ironhide and someone else, this last inside a CR chamber...

Suddenly he remembered what kind of Autobot Fixit was, and Dogfight quickly looked down.

" Hy Fixit! Come on, follow me to Metroplex landing pad 2. We'll take off from there. Err... do you want I take your package? "

Ravage
2006-06-17, 11:58 PM
Black Heart

Spectro entered the shuttle and saw his Reflectorcon brothers.

Spyglass and Viewfinder let out a woop of joy and waited for Spectro to take a seat beside them.

"Bludgeon, when can we lift off?" Viewfinder asked.

Heinrad
2006-06-18, 02:36 AM
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -climbs into the shuttle, Squeezeplay's head still dripping fluids, sits in the pilot's seat, dropping the head on the deck next to him- "Just waiting for Bugly."

********************
Medbay, Metroplex:


Fixit: "I've got it. Come on, let's get to those Autobots." -heads for the landing pad-

Warit00
2006-06-18, 04:28 AM
----------Metroplex Medbay----------
Rosdos ran into medbay he saw everyone working on the injuries.
Bah! I shouldn't skip that medical lessions
He's fixing the minor wound and helping other medics as best as he can in the medbay.

Warcry
2006-06-18, 06:05 AM
Black Heart

Bugly strode calmly into the cockpit and dropped into a seat behind Bludgeon.

"Then wait no more, my friend."
________________________________

Medbay, Metroplex

Artfire strode in just as Fixit was leaving. Turning to look for the rest of the medical staff, he saw only Minerva. Waving to the femme, he raised an optic ridge in query.

"I was going to ask if you needed a hand down here, but it looks like we managed to get through a battle without half the army getting wounded, for once."

optimusskids
2006-06-18, 07:59 AM
Blackheart

Pounce settled into his seat . He pulled some greenery from his bodywork and threw the foliage to the floor.

BlueSkids
2006-06-18, 10:45 PM
Metroplex

Dogfight stteped outside the Med Bay following Fixit.

---

Fort Max

The Aerialbots arrived at Fort Max Medbay, carefully carrying the wounded Silverbolt with them.

" Huh, Ratchet? Are you here? " asked Skydive.

---

Fort Max, Outside

Skids looked around. With another sigh, he turned towards Landfill.

" Let's see if he need us... " said Skids while keying his comlink to Prowl's frequency.

" Prowl, here Skids. The situation on the outside is under control; there is anything Landfill and me can do? " asked the second tactician.

Ravage
2006-06-19, 12:32 AM
Hatemonger nodded as all the Decepticons assembled in their respective ships.

He punched the engines on the Annilator incinerating quite a few trees around the ship as it lifted off and headed back to the Nemesis.

**************************************

Nova

Cryotek manned the controls as the ship continued it's course back to the Decepticon base.

Warcry
2006-06-19, 05:20 AM
Medbay, Fort Max

(OOC: I'm 99% sure that no one is running Ratchet in Flec's absence. So, uh...I guess I will for the time being. Unless I'm wrong. If that's the case, feel free to ignore me like the ignorant hack I am. :))

Ratchet stepped out of his office and started towards the Aerialbots. The medic made a tut-tut noise and shook his head. "When you guys get hurt, you don't fool around about it..."

Gesturing to a nearby surgical table, he said, "Set Silverbolt down there and I'll see what I can do for him. And I don't want the rest of you going very far...you're all in pretty bad shape."

Lord Zarak
2006-06-19, 09:00 AM
Skyhammer and Broadside arrived at the medbay inside the giant city-bot. They saw that the Aerialbots had been up to their usual tricks, and that Ratchet was his usual crotchety self.

"Don't worry Ratchet", said Broadside, "We'll wait our turn like good patients!"

Heinrad
2006-06-19, 01:47 PM
Black Heart:


Bludgeon: -closing the hatch, lifting the shuttle into the air, deactivating the cloak as he starts the shuttle back towards Nemisis- "Things should be interesting when we get back......"

********************
Landing Pad 2, Metroplex:


Fixit: "So, where are we going again, Dogfight?"

*********************
Medbay, Metroplex:


Ironhide: "Keep me up ta date on his condition."

Minerva: -checking Blitzwing's CR chamber, nodding-

Ironhide: -transforms, reconnects to his battle platform, treads retracting, platform folding up back into his normal van body, turns around, drives out of medbay-

**********************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Prime and Grimlock: -looking at the damage-

Prime: "It doesn't make any sense. If this was a commando raid to reclaim Spectro, why try to launch a bigger assualt?"

Grimlock: -shrugs- "'Cons dumb. Probably use bigger assault to withdraw retrieval team."

Prime: "There's more to it than that. We know Hatemonger attacked Blitzwing. Perhaps this was a mission to eliminate traitors, and Spectro's release just happened to coincide." -optics narrow- "We'll know more when Prowl makes his report."

***********************
Security Office, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -stops outside the office with a gurney, activates commlink- "Chromedome, get over here. I could use a hand."

Chromedome: -comes running up- "What's......" -sees what's left of the body- "Squeezeplay....."

Nightbeat: "Looks like Bludgeon got in here. If I had to guess, though.... this wasn't meant to happen."

Chromedome: -helping Nightbeat load the body parts onto the gurney- "Why do you say that?"

Nightbeat: "Given the fact that it was the Mayhems who hit the main hatch, and Bugly who got into the cells, the odds are good that Bludgeon came up here to monitor the situation, maybe fire off the intruder suppression systems to cause enough confusion to let whoever went in after Spectro get out, if they were caught. Since Prowl did catch him, and the systems didn't go off, either Squeezeplay walked in on Bludgeon, or Bludgeon walked in on Squeezeplay." -scowls- "And only Bludgeon walked out."

Chromedome: -slams fist into doorframe- "Bludgeon will pay for this-"

Nightbeat: -sighs- "Don't swear dread vengence this time. Squeezeplay went down fighting. And if this Bludgeon is anything like the Bludgeon from our time, he'd eat you alive." -pulling a sheet over what's left of Squeezeplay- "If this is anybody's fault, it's mine. If I hadn't captured Spectro, the Decepticons wouldn't have come to get him. And Squeezeplay would still be.... alive......" -optics narrowing behind visor-

Chromedome: "What?"

Nightbeat: "That's why..... Roadbuster killed him once. He must have let Lokos go." -uncovering the body, prys open the fighting compartment- "I'd say Lokos died first."

Chromedome: -looking at what's left of Lokos' body- "Primus...... How..... how can you be sure?"

Nightbeat: -pointing at the back wall of the fighting compartment, then at the main hatch- "His autorepair systems kicked in, then stopped mid-knit. Not only that, but since the sword thrust was a through and through..." -points at the floor- "No corresponding holes."

Ravage
2006-06-19, 04:26 PM
OOC- Back to the Nemesis thread...

Hatemonger got onto his com-link as the three ships soared on their return to the Nemesis.

He got onto his com-link to all the Decepticons that had been in the battle.

"Excellent work Deceticons. We complete our mission while making several traitors pay for their deeds. When we return to base Bludgeon and myself will report mission success to Gigatron. Everyone else goto the CR chambers or medics for repairs. Again excellent work." He said returning to the controls and watching the ground fly underneath them.

********************************

"I would have felt better if I coulda slagged Dirge though." Ruckus grunted slamming his fist into his chair.

"Ahh I wouldn't worry too much about it. I am sure we will see him agian." Flywheels added relaxing.

*********************************

The Predacons all sat and laughed and talked up the battle.

*********************************

Nova

Cryotek punched the afterburners on the shuttle max speed back to the Nemesis.

BlueSkids
2006-06-19, 10:39 PM
Landing pad 2, Metroplex

" We're going to a city called Kyle. There are Autobots wounded there ", Dogfight replied at Fixit. The triggerbot transformed into jet mode and opened his cockpit.

" Come on buddy, get inside. Our comrades need you! "

---

Fort Max Med Bay

The Aerialbots put Silverbolt on the surgery table nodded by Ratchet with care. Then Skydive turned and steped to the medic.

" Ratchet, some parts of our gestalt form have been damaged by Abominus. The chestplate and the head ", informed the second-in-command Aerialbot. " Ah, and Fireflight is the most damaged of us, the terrorcon teared off his tail. "

---

Metroplex Bridge

Scamper aproached Red Alert and offered him a datapad with the status and damage report of Metroplex. The drone know perfectly the security director's fondness for secrecy.

Warcry
2006-06-20, 04:24 AM
Medbay, Fort Max

Seeing a new wave of patients arriving, Ratchet immediately went into triage mode.

"Fireflight, get on a surgical table and I'll see to your wounds right after I've looked at Silverbolt. Skydive, leave the damaged gestalt pieces on the side table. I'll fix them after everyone else is patched up. Then take Air Raid and Fireflight and get yourselves some time in the CR chambers."

Turning to Broadside and Skyhammer, he asked, "What brings you two to my door today?"

Without waiting for a response from anyone, the medic stepped quickly over to Silverbolt and started to tend to his wounds.

(OOC: What sort of damage does Silverbolt have?)
________________________________

Command Deck, Metroplex

Red Alert took the datapad from Scamper and favoured the drone with a small smile. He appreciated a soldier who knew the meaning of the word discretion.

"Thanks."

For his part, Smokescreen had settled in at an auxiliary console and was pretending to read through situation reports. In truth, though, he was furtively watching the reactions of the bridge crew to the recent attack.

Scout
2006-06-20, 05:49 AM
Fortress Maximus:Outside
Prowl remained standing at the entrance of Fortress Maximus, watching the Decepticons leave. His optics were coldly fixed on their demeanor as they left, but internally his mental processors were rifling through incoming data reports and status readings.

Once he was positive that the withdrawl was not a ruse and there would be no immediate return, he turned swiftly back into the citybot.

Although the communications he had given in Bugly's presence were carefully calculated to have been overheard and to guage the Decepticon's reaction, he now switched to his standard operating measures.
Over his secured internal radio, he contacted Dirge. "I will be arriving in very short order Dirge. You may leave your quarters now, but do not go far until after we speak."

He then replied to Skids. "Skids, you and Landfill can assist in mending the external damage on Maximus and the airfield. Once the damage has been repaired, we will need those minerals hastily excavated for the refinery. The medics will need the metal materials for parts."

Then he switched again. "Optimus, Fortress Maximus has been secured.
Maximus sustained minimal exterior and interior damage. One level 7 cannon mount is nonfunctional, the rest are recharging and are at 87.4% power. Internal and external personnel monitoring systems are online. There were 2 offline casualties during the attack- Squeezeplay and Blitzwing. Superion is non-functional due to injuries, and is currently undergoing repairs. Defensor is also on his way to undergo repairs. Most of the other injuries are minor. Repairs on all damaged sectors should be completed within the next 6 hours."

The strategist paused briefly as he adjusted from straight facts to report probabilities.

"The Decepticon attack, as you are aware, was led by Hatemonger. Fort Max's hull was breached by the Mayhems, where their advance was successfully halted; and Bugly and Bludgeon found their way to the security wing. It is likely the two were working as a separate team of sorts - possibly for status of the successful recovery of Spectro. The indications and implications that remain from this attack seem to lie within the realm of Gigatron's leadership. It is most likely that this attack was intended to make a point, not to perform a rescue. It also is serving as a diversion for us, or they would not have left so easily. Bugly indicated that Spectro was needed to keep a watch on Soundwave, and Gigatron has not seen fit to lead these attacks himself - he must be doing something important for the Decepticons elsewhere, but the level of distrust must be growing. This attack was aimed in full force against the Decepticons we gave refuge to. It is unlikely that Spectro learned anything of value during his captive time within the city, but rather-

I believe Gigatron's leadership of the Decepticons is in question and he needed to make a show of disciplining the refugees; as well as instrumenting a method to keep us preoccupied."

----------------------
Fort Max, Entry Bay
Swoop transformed to his robot mode and rubbed the sore places as he looked around. The Decepticons were nowhere to be seen. To Swoop, that only meant one thing. He grinned.

"We Dinobots beat them Slag. They ran away."

Aero Blade
2006-06-20, 06:03 AM
"I read you, Prowl," Dirge answered as the transmition came through the com. He wasn't sure why Prowl needed to see him directly about the info he'd researched on the news, but at least it meant he could pretty much calm down now that the other decepticons were gone.

He still wondered why they'd been there in the first place, but maybe he could ask Prowl about it when he arrived. For the meantime, Dirge tried to relax, waiting for the security officer's arrival.

optimusskids
2006-06-20, 06:47 AM
Outside

Landfill shook his head

"repair the airfield , i hardly finished doing that from last time slaggit, hopefully most of the damage was to the decoy site."

MirageHoundFan
2006-06-20, 12:13 PM
Outside

"I would" Catilla replied, glancing at Chainclaw "But it looks like we missed the action, and next time, don't try to set me up on a two-on-one fight" with that, the saber-toothed cat stalked off.

* * * * * *

Fort Max Medbay

Wheeljack entered the med-bay, then transformed into robot mode before approaching Skyhammer and Broadside, hoping that he could help them with whatever repairs they needed "What seems to be the trouble?"

Lord Zarak
2006-06-20, 12:26 PM
Broadside and Skyhammer turned to face Wheeljack, seeing as Ratchet was occupied iwth the Aerialbots.

"We've both been a bit knocked up by the 'Cons. Just a bit of routine maintenance really. You can fit us in now?" asked the Triple-Changer.

MirageHoundFan
2006-06-20, 12:34 PM
Fort Max Medbay

"I think I can handle it if you trust me to" the engineer replied with a chuckle as he moved to get a basic med-tool kit, glancing back at Broadside "Just both of you lie down and say Ahhh"

optimusskids
2006-06-20, 07:39 PM
Outside

Chainclaw stared after the retreating Smilodon.

"only did it because i've seen you in action anyway Flywheels hardly counts as 2 mechs, would you have rather I let Ruckus shoot you in hte back while we were distracted."

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-06-20, 07:41 PM
Blaster stopped jamming the signals and sat back in his comm-chair.

verytired
2006-06-20, 07:48 PM
"Cosmos here: I have found three Autobot revivals in the Rockies: they crashed here about a thousand years ago, but seem in good shape. Do we have transport available for them, as none have flight forms."

BlueSkids
2006-06-20, 10:27 PM
Fort Max Med Bay

Silverbolt was on the table, still on-line. His wounds were the most serious 'cause the combat against Abominus had caused him serious structural damage on his legs, arms and back. Also, he'd lost his jet mode nosecone and wings.

Near, Fireflight sat on a surgical table while Skydive subspaced Superion's head and chestplate on a zone of out of the way- clear floor. Then, the strategist get inside a CR chamber, and Slingshot and Air Raid imitated him.

---

Outside Fort Max

" Roger Prowl " Skids replied, looking at Landfill.

" Come on buddy, it seems we have a clearence mission ", said Skids while transforming into van mode. " So, do you have previous experience in this kind of task, right? " asked Skids, rolling towards the airfield.

optimusskids
2006-06-20, 11:07 PM
Outside Fort Max

Landfill followed Skids

"Indeed I do good buddy, helped put it back together last time it got wrecked. Seems to e as fast as we fix it the Cons come and blow it away again."

Warcry
2006-06-21, 07:00 AM
Medbay, Fort Max

Ratchet quickly set to work patching up Silverbolt's structural damage.

"Good to see you," he told Wheeljack, not looking up from his patient. "Between the two of us we should have our fellow Autobots shipshape again in no time...despite their best efforts to the contrairy, I might add."

Using his laser scalpel, Ratchet cut away a damaged structural member from Silverbolt's back, then started welding a new piece in place.

"Sweet Primus, you look like you've been taking flying lessons from Ramjet..."

Lord Zarak
2006-06-21, 01:21 PM
Broadside tried, and failed miserably, to not smile as he and Skyhammer lay down

"Ahhh" they both said, in unison.

Heinrad
2006-06-22, 08:24 PM
Landing Pad 2, Metroplex:


Fixit: -climbs into Dogfight's cockpit- "Let's go."

********************
Exterior, Fort Max:


Ironhide: -jogging up to Prime- "Blitzwing's in a CR chamber. Damage Hatemonger did put him in stasis lock. Minerva figgers he'll pull through, but it's gonna be a whahle 'til he's moving around again."

Prime: -over commlink to Prowl- "Blitzwing is in stasis lock. The prognosis is serious, but it looks like he'll pull through. Any word on Squeezeplay yet?"

Grimlock: -shakes head- "Now not time to worry about 'Con deserters. Worry about other Autobots."

Prime: "I am worried about them. But if the purpose of this attack was to kill their deserters, and they were successful, it will make any Decepticon who has second thoughts about their cause not want to desert. Prowl may have a point about Gigatron's power base."

Ironhide: "Ah dunno. Whut Ah do know is that sluggin' match Ah had with him in Tokyo showed me he ain't as pow'rful as Megatron'r Galvatron was."

Prime: -remembering his past fights with the current Decepticon leader- "What he lacks in brute strength, he makes up for in ability and agility." -activates commlink to Prowl and Ultra Magnus- "Meet me on the bridge of the Maximus. I think it's time we show Gigatron exactly how determined we are." -deactivates commlink, looks at Ironhide and Grimlock- "To the bridge. We have plans to make." -heads inside, Ironhide and Grimlock following-

**********************
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Slag: -looks dazedly at Swoop- "We did? Why do I feel like I've been hit with a folding chair, then....."

BlueSkids
2006-06-22, 09:15 PM
Metroplex, Landing Bay 2

Dogfight engaged his rear thrusters and with a trail of fire and a hellish acceleration, Fixit and himself took off.

" Brace youself, little one. Next stop, Kyle! " Dogfight said.

( OCC: flying towards battlefronts :) )

---

Fort Max Airfield

Skids transformed into robot mode and looked around, shocked seeing the desatruction the 'cons had caused on the airfield.

" Good Primus " he sighed. Looking at Landfill he asked: " Er... what do we do to begin with? "

--

Outside Metroplex

Ultra Magnus stopped himself. He raised his comlink and keyed for Optimus Prime's frequency.

" Prime, do you remember we need to pick up Trailbreaker and his team? If you need me in Maximus'bridge, fine by me, but they've serious wounded. There're any shuttle in Maximus? "

( the one Nightbeat and company used to go to Perú/Area 51, for example?)

Scout
2006-06-23, 05:59 AM
Fort Max: Quartering Halls
Prowl slowed as he approached the espionage wing, briefly wondering why Dirge had been placed there, and then realizing the answer almost as quickly. Yet, he did remain in place. Hmm.

He thought silently, puzzling the attack together as the data reports filtered in, while continuing to listen to Optimus.
He checked a finalized medbay status report and scowled. Fairly certain he wasn't being watched, he put his radio on a momentary block and let out a very brief, very irritated explicative before turning the frequency back to two-way and turning straight to business demeanor.

"I will meet you on the bridge within six minutes Optimus.

Squeezeplay - and his Nebulon partner Lokos - have been confirmed as terminated, Optimus. Blitzwing, having survived, leaves us with the question of what procedure to follow with his presence. His functional status will likely be discovered by the Decepticons at some point, and he will remain a target. However, his continued presence here is unlikely to be the cause of a return attack if indeed this was a mission to make a solidified point. His continuing cooperation may be called into question if he is brought online again. As an option, we could take this as an opportunity to hold him accountable for actions carried out under the Decepticon ranks and require the medics to remove his personality component for isolation and incarceration. What are your preferences Sir?"

The strategist walked up to Dirge's quarters and beeped the door signal as he awaited an answer.

-----------------
Fort Max: Halls
Swoop nodded. He hurt too.
"We go for repairs Slag. Then we go find Grimlock. Grimlock know what to do next."
------------------
Metroplex
Mirage hoisted and heaved panel after metal sheeting panel back into place to fix the damaged walls. He was silent, thinking about the Decepticons as he did. They hadn't seemed desperate, they almost looked like they were enjoying themselves.

The spy's thoughts filtered back to Cybertron.

Warcry
2006-06-23, 06:13 AM
Medbay, Fort Max

Since no one seemed to be interested in witty banter, Ratchet continued to work on Silverbolt in silence.
__________________________

Security Office, Fort Max

Snarl stalked into the room with a slightly angrier than usual expression on his face. He shot an I-told-you-so glance at Chromedome, then spoke to Nightbeat.

"Who was that?" he said, jerking his thumb towards the gurney upon which Squeezeplay's mortal remains had been stacked.
__________________________

Command Deck, Metroplex

Red Alert read through the status report on the datapad, then whispered quietly towards the audio pickup built into the command console.

"Metroplex, please let me know when the repairs to your outer hull are complete."

Sitting quietly at his seat in the back of the bridge, Smokescreen had typed up a complete report on the traitor-sniffing assignment he had been working on for Prowl before the battle broke out. Like most of his reports, the one that he sent to the strategist was short and to the point.

Don't trust Repugnus.

All other Autobots and defectors on the Suspicious Persons List check out as loyal, although Red Alert thinks Ratchet and Ironhide are conspiring to kill Prime. I wouldn't put too much faith in that, though.

I'll continue to update you as new information becomes available.

-Smokescreen

optimusskids
2006-06-23, 06:37 AM
Airfield


"lets go check the holo generators first good buddy see how much of this damage is part of the camouflage program they set up."

Heinrad
2006-06-23, 05:20 PM
Main Entry, Fort Max:


Prime, Ironhide, and Grimlock: -walking in-

Prime: -over commlink to Magnus- "We should have a fully functional shuttle in the hangar bay."

**********************
Security Office, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: -looks over at Snarl- "It's Squeezeplay...... what's left of him, anyway."

Aero Blade
2006-06-23, 05:45 PM
Dirge had been waiting for Prowl's arrival, so when the door signalled he immediately openned the door for him to gain entry.

"Greetings," Dirge said, trying to be cheerful in his voice, though he couldn't quite cover up all of his unease. He was still a bit unsettled about whatever might have been going on earlier, and he wasn't quite sure if he did or didn't want to know what all the commotion had been about.

BlueSkids
2006-06-23, 10:39 PM
Metroplex, Corridors

Override was leading the repairs of a squad of Metroplex drones on the corridors near the Hall. They were cleaning and repairing some of the holes and damage caused by the decepticons intruders. Well, maybe 'leading' was a little too generous word for Override function, mainly because he convinced one of the drones into pulishing the triggerbot's steel skin.

" Useful kit of personal tools... " comented Override, looking with a professional glance at the drone's tool-apendix.

Near, Slammer continued to guard the Halls while Six-gun started to patrol the corridors.

---

Metroplex Bridge

Scamper listened Cosmos' call from the Rocky Mountains.

" Sir " he said turning at Red Alert, " can we send anyone to recover Cosmos and the new Autobots? "

---

Aproaching Fort Max

" Very well Optimus ", smiled Ultra Magnus at his commlink, " now the only thing we need is one Autobot to pilot the shuttle to Kyle. "

---

Fort Max Med Bay

Fireflight, caressing his severed airplane tail, watched worried as Ratchet worked on Silverbolt.

" Hey Doc, you will repair Silverbolt, will you? " asked the young Aerialbot with a mix of concern and sadness in his vocal modulation.

---

Airfield

Skids nodded at Landfill's indications and stteped to the Holo generator.

" I think we should switch off the holo, in this way we could be able to discover the Airfield's real damage " he said. " I'm not an holographic engineer, but I've a personal built-in academic holo-projector to help me in my... well, former studies and sometimes the best way to fix it was switching the damned thing off... " he told Landfill while opening the hologenerator shelter.

Scout
2006-06-23, 11:29 PM
Fortress Maximus: Dirge's Quarters
Cheerful attempt though it was, Prowl couldn't help a momentary pause at the sound of Dirge's voice. It only lasted a fraction of a second, and then he tried his best at pleasasntries- which was short, abrupt and straight to business.

"Greetings Dirge. Thank you for the assistance monitoring the human frequencies. I have set Max's computer to highlight key points that you uncovered while we were being attacked. This attack is what I have come to speak with you about.

There are several questions which need to be answered.
The Decepticons' motive for this attack is unknown. They have been repelled for now. It would appear that their main targets were Decepticon defectors. Blitzwing survived, Squeezeplay did not. Having obeyed the order to stay here in your quarters likely spared yourself injury or termination."

Prowl watched Dirge closely to study his reaction, but continued.

"The questions.
"Firstly, is there any reason you can think of, why the Decepticons would be making an attack on defectors as a distraction for us?

It was Hatemonger who led the attack, not Gigatron. In point, Gigatron has barely been seen at any of the attacks we've experienced or responded to. Which leads to the second question.

"Are you aware of any plans that Gigatron may have been thinking of before you joined us- that may be coming to completion or fulfillment now?"

And lastly come the questions of Hatemonger's presence in this last attack and that of the other Decepticons. Is Hatemonger rising in the Decepticon ranks in position to your knowledge, or could this have been a test made by Gigatron to cipher and evaluate the rest of the Decepticons' determinations and loyalties to his leadership and cause?
It is essential that if you have anything to say on these matters or anything else that may be of assistance, that you tell me now."

The strategist got the *message waiting* signal, but waited for Dirge's responses first.

Warcry
2006-06-24, 05:58 AM
Security Office, Fort Max

Snarl grunted unsympathetically to Nightbeat.

"No great loss, then."
_____________________________

Medbay, Fort Max

Ratchet didn't look up from his work.

"Well, that is my job," he told Fireflight in a self-depricating tone. "Silverbolt's major systems aren't compromised, so I'm sure he'll pull through. Quantity rather than quality of damage, I suppose you could say."
_____________________________

Command Deck, Metroplex

Red Alert looked up from his work, frowning at Scamper.

"I doubt we could find a transport," he said. "Not quickly, anyway."

The security director thought for a moment more.

"Hmmm...we could send out Override or one of the other scouts, though. If he could find a safe path down the mountain, our new recruits could simply drive here."

BlueSkids
2006-06-24, 01:48 PM
Metroplex Bridge

Scamper frowned at Red Alert's decision.

" I should go " he thought bitterly looking at his monitor's screen to hide his expression. " I can do this, as well as Override. But I'm a drone... "

With a mental sigh Scamper steeled himself and checked Metroplex's crew roster. He found Override actual status - the triggerbot was actually doing nothing- and sent a private message to Red Alert's monitor with the results.

" Message for Red Alert, security director;
Sir, Override is with Metroplex drone squad THS-1414. They current task is to repair the internal damage of deck 2. According to Metroplex damage report they are finishing right now. So, the triggerbot called Override is able to fulfil the role of scout for Cosmos and their group. Sir, do you want to send Override to assist them? "

Aero Blade
2006-06-25, 03:03 AM
As Prowl began to ask his questions, Dirge's attention seemed to wander for a moment as he considered everything. Was that why he'd been let go? Wouldn't an execution have been so much easier than tracking him down and hoping they found him? He didn't dwell too long on it, though, deciding he should probably just be greatful that he'd been where they'd put him. It wouldn't likely be the last attempt, but at least he was safe for now..

"I'm really not sure why they would bother with us in the first place," Dirge answered honestly. "Defectors are considered to be even weaker than Autobots - no offence..." Dirge tacked on quickly, hoping the statement hadn't sounded the way it'd seemed like he'd said it. He really hadn't meant it, but Prowl's question had made him lapse back into the old pattern of thinking. He'd have to keep a better check on his statements before he spoke.

"If it was a distraction, I'm not sure that I'd know anything important about it, even if I had been in the Decepticon ranks. Most lower class soldiers aren't informed of the details of the plans, we're just told what we're supposed to do," Dirge explained. "The last time I had any association with them was back before we had to evacuate cybertron due to the Quints. Beside's being captured, I haven't had any contact with them since. I even had those com frequences deleted so they wouldn't try it."

Dirge had to think on the last one for a little while, recalling what he knew about Hatemonger and Gigatron, as well as normal Decepticon behavior patterns. "It could have been anything..." He eventually decided. "He could have been testing Hatemonger, or it all could have been for show. If he's having trouble controlling the troops, the defector raid could have been a warning example for other would-be trouble makers to scare them back into line... If he is up to something else, though, you can be sure he's not going to let very many people know about it until it's ready..."

Warcry
2006-06-25, 06:30 AM
Command Deck, Metroplex

"Send him," Red Alert sent back in reply to Scamper's query.
_______________________________

Medbay, Fort Max

Ratchet finished his work on Silverbolt's back, and set to work repairing the wounds to his limbs.

Heinrad
2006-06-25, 06:55 AM
Corridors, Fort Max:


Prime: -heading for the bridge, Ironhide and Grimlock in tow, talking into commlink- "For the moment, Prowl, we leave Blitzwing where he is. He joined us willingly. I'd hate to repay that trust with imprisonment. Before this is over, we're going to need every able-bodied Cybertronian, regardless of alliegance, to retake Cybertron." -switches frequencies- "I believe Chromedome is available, Magnus."

*********************
Security Office, Fort Max:


Nightbeat: "That's where you're wrong. Squeezeplay's information was much more up to date than any information Blitzwing or Dirge has.... and speaking as somebody with organic components, what happened to Lokos is just ugly." -thinks for a moment- "Although from a scientific standpoint, the fact that it's a perfect cut, almost as if it'd been done with a laser....."

MirageHoundFan
2006-06-25, 03:43 PM
Outside

Barely glancing back at Chainclaw, Catilla re-entered the woods that they had been in a few moments, then he flopped down in some undergrowth, half-closing his eyes, looking like a house-cat sun-bathing.

* * * * * *

Fort Max Medbay

"Likewise, and we should, eh, buddy" Wheeljack glanced at Ratchet with a nod, then got to work on Skyhammer's maintenance first, humming to himself as his 'ears' started blinking off and on in tune to his humming.

BlueSkids
2006-06-25, 10:15 PM
Metroplex Bridge

Scamper sent the data about Cosmos's location and the mission objectives to Override. Then he turned his attention on the sensor station, dreaming about impossibles.

...

A few decks below Override startled himself, surprised by the unexpected mission, assigned directly from the bridge via internal message.

" Uh-oh ", he mumbled while transforming and rolling towards Metroplex Halls.

---

Fort Max Halls

Still with his comlink, Magnus replied at Prime.

" Acknowledged Optimus, I'll send him right now. "

Ultra Magnus changed the frequency and opened a channel for Chromedone.

" Chromedone, here Magnus. We need you to fly one of Fort Max's shuttles to the human settlement of Kyle and recover our team there. They've serious injureds, Magnus out. "

And with that Magnus stepped inside Fort Max, heading for the bridge.

optimusskids
2006-06-25, 10:18 PM
Outside

"lets hope theres less damage than we thought good buddy."

Landfill waited

BlueSkids
2006-06-25, 10:34 PM
Outsdie Fort Max, Airfield

Skids looked down at the Airfield Holo-generator, then he turned back to Landfill. He was glad to be with the targetmaster. Before Landfill's near-deactivation combat against Slicer, Skids usually tried to avoid the smelly targetmaster, like just any other Autobot. But the CR Chamber in adition of repairing Landfill, had also cleaned him.

Skids sworn to himself that something such trivial as ' stink ' will never interfere again with his new friendship with Landfill.

" Well buddy, cross your fingers " grinned Skids while shutting off the generator.

optimusskids
2006-06-25, 11:01 PM
Outside, Airfield

behind his back Landfill crossed his fingers.

"hearing you loud and clear good buddy."