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Warcry
2008-10-12, 03:46 AM
With the return of their beloved leader Optimus Prime, the Autobots could be forgiven if they've started to rest on their laurels a bit. Instead of taking advantage of the division among the Decepticon ranks to eliminate their old enemies once and for all, they've used the break in their ages-long war to put their own house in order. They've moved to eliminate Space Mafia activity in Iacon once and for all, and soon they will turn their attention to another criminal threat: Banzaitron's Tzai Industries.

Unfortunately, events in one of the Autobots' far-flung outer territories may spell an end to this time of relative peace.

Warcry
2008-10-12, 04:38 AM
Autobase Security HQ

"Really?" Smokescreen responded to Grotusque's comment, deadpan. "I've heard tell of a couple good foundations for the theory, actually."

He sat down behind Ironhide's desk and dutifully ignored the old Autobot's assorted bits of memorabilia that covered it. His optics scanned across a series of display screens in one corner of the cramped room, one of which was showing Airplay's broadcast.

"So...what brings you here, my friend?"
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Iacon Medical and Research

"I was really hoping you'd say that," Whirl told Overdrive.

Blackjack
2008-10-12, 06:50 AM
Iacon Medical and Research

"Ammo would be nice. Let's go." Broadside said to Whirl, "The more the merrier, no? Roadbuster and Springer both taught us that."

"I have soooo much to learn from you guys." Cosmos said as he looked at his only weaponry in his arsenal--his fingers.

"Well, we've got weapons aplenty. Let's go."

optimusskids
2008-10-12, 07:45 AM
[/B]Ironhides Office[/B]

"You need to go way back and look at the theory the prelude to foundation so to speak. " Grotusque replied with a straight face.

He looked at Smokescreen

"but seriously my friend , I was reviewing the contingency plans , what would happen if we were hit by Scraplets, or by Cosmic Rust or if Optimus was assasinated or .......Megatron.."

Chip1123
2008-10-12, 04:45 PM
"Weapons? Who needs weapons? Up close and personal is so much more fun." Topspin said enthusiastically. "Oh well. Let's do this."

(OOC: confused on something what is the 3rd group doing?
sunstreaker and first aid are meeting with blades.
Topspin, Broadsides, and Whirl are going into Tzai building.
Overdrive is getting a group together as well - what are they doing?)

Skidmark
2008-10-12, 10:03 PM
Battling the mafia

Skidmark turns a corner to find a large mech waiting for him.He shoots straight in the chest and it screams in pain.It hits its head against the ceiling.Causing the ceiling to collapse on top of skidmark.It was to quick.It was light's out for Skidmark.

Warcry
2008-10-13, 05:38 AM
Iacon Medical and Research

(OOC: Actually, Overdrive's crew are going to the Tzai Corporate HQ. Whirl, Topspin and Broadside are going to Peacekeepers. :) )

"Damn straight they did," Whirl told Broadside. "Just a pity they're not with us. Missing out on all the fun, they are."

He waved the group forward with one claw. "Come on, guys. Time's a wasting."
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Ironhide's Office

"We've got a pretty strong Scraplet contingency in place," Smokescreen told Grotusque. "Pretty much have to after the time Galvatron set them loose on the planet. And, well, ever since we've made contact with Earth they're really not so much a plague as they are an annoyance, like humans with head lice."

He grimaced at some of the other possibilities that the Monsterbot listed. "None of those are exactly sunshine and lollipops, but we're positioned to deal with most of them fairly well. Megatron worries me too, though. His minions 'found' Prime and turned him over to us at a time that was...well, very, very convenient for his plans, we'll say. I've got agents in the field looking at the Megatron problem, but solving it will be more difficult than I think any of us realize."

He shook his head slightly. "You don't need me telling you things that you've already figured out on your own, though. Which of these contingencies is bothering you?"

optimusskids
2008-10-13, 06:06 AM
Ironhides Office

Grotusque nodded

"As I suspected, when I was doing my research I found electronic footprints, disguised ones, very well disguised but definite traces, I erased the ones I foun hope you don't mind

So you are going to deal with the Megatron problem.

I tend to take the pragmatic view unlike some of our colleagues but have you considered the martyrship factor. Someone like Soundwave could use it to their advantage. Who will fill the vaccumm at least with Megatron you know where you are someone competent may take over.

At least with Gigatron he's more concerned with external threats than us Autobots. Have you seen this film he commisioned, very interesting , a mirror into what he's thinking.

zigzagger
2008-10-13, 09:20 AM
Iacon Medical and Research Institute

“I’m ready. And good luck to you all,” First Aid told the group, then turned to face Sunstreaker. “Shall we?”

Nova Prime Avenue

As officers and civilians alike gathered in the factory’s nearby lot, Prowl looked on, watching the factory from afar, waiting for the imminent explosion.

“Hot Spot, Inferno. Standby and await further instructions,” He told his officers.

“Yeah, sure,” Inferno said. “But where’s the ka-boom? There’s supposed to be a Cybertron shattering ka-boom.”

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Autobase; Administration Chamber

Optimus watched Jazz’s movements, understanding them perfectly.

Accessing the console the sat before him, Optimus nonchalantly pressed a few switches then casually returned his gaze to Jazz.

“I am well, though there is much work to be done,” He answered Jazz while he waited for the command he typed in to finish executing itself. When the console alerted him, Optimus continued. “There. Audio filters online. So, what it the true purpose of this visit, Jazz?”

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Border Regions; The Vertigo
(OOC: Sorry if I am moving my characters around too quickly. Just want everyone in place)

Using the, as he perceived it, diabolical device Banzaitron gave to him, Doubledealer was able to track Blades to a small Border Region club named the The Vertigo.

Concealed in stealth camouflage and perched up high on the roof of a nearby building, Dealer watched Blades enter the club and waited for the prearranged meeting to commence.

“Now, let’s see what you’re up to,” Dealer mused “Please, enlighten me. Surely you have a gem of info that could prove…advantageous.”

---

Inside, Blades signaled to the barkeep, who promptly made up a neo-hued potation and slid it over to him.

After taking his beverage, Blades, not taking a seat, walked off to a far corner of the club, leaned against the wall, and waited.

Chip1123
2008-10-13, 12:43 PM
Topspin started pacing around, anxious to get moving. "I'm ready to go when you two are." Topspin said to Whirl and Broadside.


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Nova Prime Avenue

"Energy readings have grown exponentially. The explosion should be going off momen-" Highbrow began, but before he could finish, the explosion happened.



(OOC- if the explosion was waiting on something, let me know and I'll edit my post)

Blackjack
2008-10-13, 12:45 PM
Iacon Medical and Research

(OOC: So Cosmos is going to Tzai HQ then? :up:)

Broadside started moving beside Whirl, and, passing Sunstreaker, said "Good luck. Wreck and Rule."

Turning back to Whirl the Wrecker said, "So what intel do we have on this... this... Peace Keepers? They're a branch of Tzai, no?"

wyze2099
2008-10-13, 04:15 PM
Punch, Iacon Medical and Research

Punch nodded. "Sure, I can find my way to the Archives. Shouldn't be a problem."

Punch was especially interested in Broadside's question to Whirl. "Yes, any information you can share would help my research immensely. What exactly would you like me to look for? Criminal and business connections to Tzai Industries, and so forth?"

He had, after all, come in late to the discussion.

optimusskids
2008-10-13, 08:18 PM
The Fighting Fossil

Grimlock stopped in front of the bar and opened the door.

"Right mechs , this is our kind of bar, first round is on me."

Reflector
2008-10-13, 08:33 PM
Autobase Administration

Jazz smiled genuinely, eternally impressed with Prime's deftness. Even to someone as worldly as Jazz, Optimus never failed to amaze.

"Word in the grapevine is that Smokescreen's runnin' a new shadow intel group," he started, his body language much more casual than his tone. The cameras were still running, after all. "Black ops, assassinations an' the like. I reckon he don't want you breathin' down his neck so he can get more done. He ain't down with 'bureaucracy', ya dig? But Smokey's always trusted me. So with your permission, I wanna get into his group, keep tabs on what they're doin'. That way you can watch 'em, even push 'em how you want, an' keep your hands clean of it. Plausible deniability."

optimusskids
2008-10-13, 08:42 PM
Iacon Medical and Research

Tap Out signed his discharge papers and walked out the door. He needed some credits all his possesions had been left in Protihex.

He had an idea wherehis skills could be useful

He walked towards the Security HQ .

Blaster
2008-10-13, 08:48 PM
Sunstreaker nodded at First-Aid and grinned at Broadside. "Keep the luck. You'll always need it more than me." And with that he transformed.

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Brawn shook his head as he watched the factory. "This is why I take things down all up close and personal. No room for error."

Sideswipe grinned, "So... when do we go back in and find out what that really was?" He asked Prowl

Arminius
2008-10-13, 11:58 PM
Iacon Medical and Research

Seaspray stood with the other Autobots listening to the plan. He was not thrilled about the possibility of an upcoming battle.

Warit00
2008-10-14, 01:41 PM
----------Nova Prime Avenue----------

"You know, I once prayed 'O Primus make my enemies ridiculous' And I know he granted it when that mob blew his own heads off." Hoist finished the sentence as he turn on his blaster safety. Glanced back over his shoulder and staring at the factory. "Ka-boom? I guess."

Clogs
2008-10-14, 02:01 PM
Location: unknown

Shrike remembered who he was, but had no idea where he was. Hanging weightless in the fluids of some kind of CR chamber was not, exactly, a definitive answer. How quantum, he thought, activating his optics.

A memory stuttered and his first impulse was to try to look at his own right hand. Twisting his head, he muzzily located the relevant limb and managed to send the necessary command. He opened his mouth to cry out, but the fluids were drowning his vocaliser and a thin stream of oxygen bubbles was all that emerged.

Shrike no longer had a bright, delicate Predacon limb...

StoneCold Skywarp
2008-10-14, 10:05 PM
Autobase; Administration Chamber

Ultra Magnus secured a channel to Optimus Prime.

His face was sullen. The recent and on-going events in Altihex were weighing heavily on his mind & he felt responsible.
He was a commander in the Autobot army, he should've known about the breakout attempt & he should be there to stop anyone escaping.

Instead here he was. Administration. Behind a desk. A desk he chose, but a desk all the same. Magnus had been left in powerful positions time and time again, but nothing like this had ever happened.

He needed to be on the frontline again, serving the Autobot cause the best way he knew how. Asking questions, getting answers. The easy way or the hard way, Magnus always got the answers.

"Optimus, we need to talk."

Warcry
2008-10-15, 04:43 AM
Ironhide's Office

"I've considered that," Smokescreen told Grotusque, "but for someone to score points off of a martyred Megatron they would have to have supporters of their own first. Megatron has gathered a good crew around him, but Soundwave, Tracer and Astrotrain don't exactly oozing charisma. And Hatemonger, whatever his positive points, is an even more polarizing figure than Thunderwing was. The chances of any one of Megatron's followers being able to maintain the broad-based coalition that he's built is negligible. Many of his soldiers would defect to Gigatron or to us, or would strike out on their own. Played correctly, with the right pressures put on the right people at the right time, we could conceivably parlay Megatron's death into something that would absolutely destroy the Decepticons as a cohesive faction."

The intelligence officer smiled knowingly. "It's a pipe dream, I know, but I think realistically the Decepticons are stronger with Megatron than without him right now."

He nodded. "I've seen clips of the film, yeah, but not the full theatrical cut. In fact, I funnelled a few shanix to some arthouse theatres in Polyhex and Kaon on the condition that they screen it. I don't know if it'll do much good, but it can't hurt to try."
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Iacon Medical and Research Institute

(OOC: Chip1123, I don't think First Aid keeps an armoury in his hospital. We need to go to Debris to gear up. ;) )

"They are, they're hiring people to take part in blood sports, and they're managed by a scumbag bounty hunter who sold out his resistance cell to the Quints," he said in response to Broadside's question. "That's all we know." He tossed a datacard to Punch. "That's all the info I've got on them. Hopefully it's a good starting point. Any incriminating info you can dig up on the company would be good, any anything about who actually owns it would be great."

Whirl led Topspin and Broadside out of the office, then out onto a nearby balcony. Transforming to helicopter mode and taking off, he led the other two Autobots toward the Wrecker base.

"Who needs doors, eh? Next stop, Debris!"
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Powerglide crossed his arms and stuck close to Overdrive.

"So when do we get to our part of the job, chief?"
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Nova Prime Avenue

Crosshairs watched the warehouse go up in a tower of flame, wincing. "I hope everyone got out in time..."
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The Fighting Fossil

Snarl looked around at the various lowlifes and thugs who occupied the bar.

"Yeah, this place I like."

optimusskids
2008-10-15, 06:14 AM
Ironhide's Office

"It's definitely a dream worth pursuing. Have you considered promoting internal dissent. Planting evidence suggesting that some of his troops are plotting against Megs.

Same as me , I've seen the edited highlights, its more subtle than your average Con effort and it promotes Autobots and Decepticons working together.Gigatron sure has got an obsession with these Imperials.

Those new film studios might be a useful conduit. Is there anyway we could exploit them?

~*~

Iacon Medical and Research


Overdrive looked over the troops

"Anyone want extra weapons or ammo , if so we folow the others to Debris."


~*~

The Fighting Fossil

Grimlock swaggered up to the bar

"Three Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters please."

Blackjack
2008-10-15, 09:44 AM
Iacon Medical and Research

Broadside moved towards the balcony after Whirl. The doorway protested and creaked a little at his extreme bulk. "Sorry 'bout that, First Aid." he said sheepishly.

As he got into the balcony the metal started to creak. Before his weight bought the balcony down, he transformed into his cybertronian jet mode and flew away. "Bigger isn't always better..." he complained as usual.
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Cosmos replied to Overdrive, "I'm gonna get some more guns from Debris. Just follow them right?" Without waiting for a reply he transformed into shuttle mode and flew towards the balcony and out.

zigzagger
2008-10-15, 09:54 AM
Nova Prime Avenue

As if cueing Inferno’s earlier comment, the warehouse went up in a fiery blaze. The crowd watching in the nearby lot reflexively pulled their arms towards their faces as the explosion's subsequent shockwave passed through them. As the explosion began to settle, Prowl continued to look on, composed himself, then signaled to Inferno and Hot Spot.

“You two - contain the flames,” Prowl said with a touch of weariness in his voice. As Inferno and Hot Spot dashed off back towards the charred remains of the building, Prowl continued to direct the rest of the Autobot team.

“Once it is deemed clear, I want a thorough sweep of the area. If possible, remnants and explosive residues should be recovered. And someone get me a head count. I want to know who made it out - so no one leaves! Crosshairs - check in with the IMR team and report back to me. I want a list of casualties and a status report of the unit designated Rampart (OOC: Remember, Prowl ordered his carcass to be hauled out of there before they proceeded to Kingpin’s office.). Highbrow - I understand that there was a hostage situation in the Main Production Facility and that one of the aggressors was detained. Extract any information you can from him. Report back to me once the detainee is transported to Autobase for further interrogation. If there is any remaining Space Mafia activity in Iacon (OOC: And really, anywhere else on the planet), I want to know about it. Crosshairs, once you’ve received the IMR report, assist Highbrow in interrogation. We will discuss what to do with Rampart once his condition is confirmed.”

Autobase; Administration Chamber

Optimus slowly nodded his head as he listened to Jazz speak. He gave the Autobot's request some thoughtful consideration before he responded.

“Smokescreen…operating against standard protocol. Are you certain?” Optimus said. “Hmm. Very well. Under ordinary circumstances, I would deny your request and have his operations formally investigated…but these are tumultuous times. Monitor and report all of Smokescreen’s operations back to me. Carefully. Only intervene if the situation deems it necessary. I have faith in your judgment, Jazz.”

As the two Autobots continued to confer, Prime received Ultra Magnus’ transmission, secured on a private channel.

“That we do, Magnus,” Optimus replied. “But I would prefer we speak in person. Please report to me in the administration chamber. The situation in Altihex has me…troubled and I require your counsel.”

Iacon Medical and Research Institute

As everyone was preparing to leave, First Aid stood up and left his mentor’s office, and made his way down the elevator to the bottom floor of the institute. Catching up with Sunstreaker, First Aid transformed into his ambulance mode, then drove off – away from Inner-Iacon, towards the Border Regions.

Chip1123
2008-10-15, 01:13 PM
Topspin watched Whirl and Broadside go outside and transform, on the way to Debris. He sighed.I really need to get an alt mode capable of flight he thought to himself. Topspin jumped off the roof, transformed, and used his engines to do a controlled fall to the ground. He fired up the big jet engines which helped him be so agile and proceeded to keep up with the two wreckers as best he could from the ground.

(OOC: Topspin's alt mode is cybertronian land/sea vehicle. Also, Warcry, I thought it was weird to have an armoury in the hosptial, but they kept tlaking about being properly armed, so i just made an assumption, lol)

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Nova Prime Avenue

"Considering he was just a random thug, I am not sure if will be sufficiently informed about the activity elsewhere on the planet, but it can't hurt to 'inquire'." Highbrow said to Prowl. "I'll go find him and see what we can find out." He turned to Crosshairs and said "Join me when you can. I'll go ahead and get started."

Highbrow walked over to where the thug/ex-mafia member was being held. He waved off the guards and took a seat across from him.

"Thank you for doing the right thing back there. What's your name?" Highbrow asked the mafia member.

(OOC- anyone controlling the surviving mafia member now, or want to introduce a new character here? He has not been named as of this moment. If not, I'll proceed with the random thug)

zigzagger
2008-10-15, 01:20 PM
[OOC: @ Chip1123 - I thought the surviving thug was played by you (?)]

Chip1123
2008-10-15, 01:23 PM
(OOC @ Zigzagger- he was just a generic thug when I was playing him. Didn't anticipate we were going to make him into someone, plus I didn't know if anyone perhaps wanted to use this as a chance to insert a new character into the story. I'll handle it in a few - busy at work at the moment!)

Reflector
2008-10-15, 04:33 PM
Autobase Administration

Jazz nodded knowingly to Prime.

"Yeh, way I see it, no way to stop him from startin' another shop if we shut this one down. Better to just rein 'im in from behind the curtain."

Jazz smiled confidently at his leader. He nearly pushed himself up, but thought better of it.

"Anything else you wanna talk about before I leave? Ya know I'm always here for ya."

He also knew Prime's talent for sidelining his stresses in order to lead effectively, but he thought the transition back to command might be bugging him.

wyze2099
2008-10-15, 06:26 PM
Punch, Iacon Medical and Research Institute

He tossed a datacard to Punch. "That's all the info I've got on them. Hopefully it's a good starting point. Any incriminating info you can dig up on the company would be good, any anything about who actually owns it would be great."

Whirl tossed a datacard to Punch, who caught it in midair and performed a cursory scan of its content with his optics. "All right, I'll take a look at this, and see how far I can dig. I'll let you know what I turn up."

Placing the datacard in a compartment in his forearm, he transformed to car mode and drove out of the medical research room, headed toward the archives for research of his own kind.

Optimist Prime
2008-10-16, 02:39 AM
Sludge walked into the bar behind Grimlock, creating a path of overturned tables and chairs as he went. Approaching the bar behind his two comrades, he remembered he need to transform in order to drink anything. With a great effort he transformed and stood up to his full height and took the pan-galactic gargle blaster handed to him. He put the drinking vessel to his olfactory sensors to admire the unique sent of the drink. "uuuuhhh. Me Sludge like bubble drink." He emptied the contents of the glass into his mouth. And chuckled slowly. "Bubbles tickle me Sludge's nose." Sludge dropped the bulk of his weight into a chair nearby and enjoyed the comotion of the bar around him. He was amused by the amusment of the other Autobots. He wasn't sure why they were laughing and carrying on, but it made him smile stupidly anyway.


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Outside Autobase Security HQ

Sureshot was growing impatient. He tapped his foot anxiously as he waited. After what he figured was an appropriate amount of time, he decided to head out for the prison. If Getaway wants to tag along, he'll catch up. Transforming and heading for the main gate, Sureshot finally gave in to his impulse to get out and do something. Waiting around for orders wasn't for him. Optimus Prime had always allowed him a certain amount of freedom among the Autobots. Now was one of those times he'd exercise his autonomy. The Autobots would waste his talents for millenia if Sureshot didn't take matters into his own hands from time to time.

Chip1123
2008-10-16, 01:39 PM
"What does it matter?" the thug replied back to Highbrow.

"Well, you see, you and your friends tried to deactivate a number of us, including myself. In addition to that is all of the mafia related crime. You're looking at a long time in prison. If you cooperate, then the judges might be more willing to rule in your favor." Highbrow answered.

"I don't know much," The thug said, squirming a little bit, clearly uncomfortable, "But I'll answer what I can. and my name is Psion."

"Thank you Psion. Was this the main operation center in Iacon? Are there any more?" Highbrow asked.

"This was the main one, and the only one in Iacon, as far as I know. It's the only one I ever worked at anyways." Psion answered.

"Are there any more locations on Cybertron that we should know about?" Highbrow asked.

Psion replied "There may have been, but taking this one out - they'll change their way of doing business for awhile. Lay low. Maybe even do legit business for awhile. Taking out this place - probably put them back a good bit."

"Thank you Psion. With helping save my life, and by being cooperative with us, we can probably get you a greatly reduced sentence."

"Just make sure of that, ok? Gotten screwed over way too many times." Psion said.

Highbrow got up to go give his report to Prowl and Crosshairs and said "I'll try my best."

Warcry
2008-10-17, 05:18 AM
Ironhide's Office

"There's always a way," Smokescreen told Grotusque. "The question is, how do we get a handle on them without being so obvious about it as Gigatron is? After all, propaganda only works as long as no one can tell that it's propaganda. Gigatron's movie works well on the masses, but anyone who takes a moment to look at it critically will see it for what it is. We need to do better than that."

He sighed.

"Sowing dissent among the Decepticon ranks is easier said than done. They're so used to having comrades plotting against each other that it would take something major to make them take notice. Rumour and innuendo would be picked up and debunked by the Cobalt Sentries in as much time as it took us to create it. No, if we're going to do that we actually need to talk one of Megatron's officers into working for us."
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Iacon Medical and Research Institute

"Some ammo wouldn't go wrong," Powreglide replied to Overdrive as he moved to follow Cosmos. "I guess I'll head over and raid the armoury too."
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Debris

Whirl transformed to robot mode and came down outside the Wreckers' secure bunker.

"Ah, home, sweet home," he said. "Come on, guys. Lets gear up."
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Nova Prime Avenue

Crosshairs drifted toward the IMR team and said, "I need an update on the status of all our wounded, and the injured prisoner Prowl left in your care."
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The Fighting Fossil

Snarl slammed back his drink as soon as it arrived, then gave Grimlock a funny look.

"'Please'? You said 'please'? You're going soft, boss..."

optimusskids
2008-10-17, 06:17 AM
The Fighting Fossil

Grimlock nodded slowly.

"too much time with Soft Bots, and politics and not enough fighting. Just to prove me not too far gone. Next two rounds are on you Snarl."


Ironhide's Office

Grotusque nodded , thinking out loud

"The possible candidates are limited, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Soundwave, Hatemonger, Skorponok. Blackmail would be tricky besides Soundwave has that angle pretty much sown up.

A continuous campaign spreading distrust amongst Megatron's troops might work. Play the Space mafia angle. Who are what are there ulterior motives?
Claim they're ultimate backers are say Mecannibals. No Con likes to thin himself a puppet.

Or we could run a Sting , get someone to pose as a Gigatronist, have one of Megatron's Officers working for us but thinking they're working for Gigatron.

We could set up someone as an Imperial agent plant evidence then leak it to the Cobalts.

We could do with recruiting some Con's onto the payroll. There might be some candidates in that refugee camp thats starting to build just outside Iacon. I believe ones starting to form near Protihex too. We could do with some disposable assets.

What really worries me is the economic asspects. Polyhex is going to need money . Megs takeover meant that the space port and a lot of the manafacturing district was wiped out. With the refugee situation they've lost a lot of skilled workers. Plus Trypticon is up in space acting as the Worlds largest custom officer, so off planet trade is gong down.

Cons are going to suffer and traditionally when there is an economic crisis at home tyrants make war , to distract the masses. With Kolukar we've seen something like that already but the entrenched interests aren't going to give up there wealth or power without a struggle , so we're going to get a backlash. If Kolukar gets trashed its gonna impact the planets wider economy. There's a lot of primary industries in there metal smelting etc.

Plus a Con versus Con war wont be popular with the general populace compared to a con versus Autobot war.

We're going to have problems of our own you know the drain of the refugee camps plus the subsidies to place like Protihex and defense spending, plus if Gigs ever turns Trypticon our trade."


Iacon Medical

Overdrive waved towards the exit

"lets go then before Whirl collars all the good stuff."

Blackjack
2008-10-17, 10:15 AM
Debris

"I can't believe how long I haven't been here." Broadside said as he did a landing beside Whirl.

"So this is the infamous Debris."

Expecting an attack, Broadside's Wrecker training hopped into action and he spun around, a large gun and his vibro-axe appearing from subspace. He was about to open fire when he realised that Cosmos has been following them. "When did you follow us?"

"About the same time when Overdrive asked us to go and get some weapons."

"Well there's plenty for everyone!"

Chip1123
2008-10-17, 12:37 PM
Topspin came to a stop near the other Wreckers. They had beaten him there, but not by much. "Alright. Let's get this party started!" Topspin cheered.

Clogs
2008-10-17, 01:44 PM
Iacon borders

Thud and Thunk came to a grinding halt and transformed. Both huge, red 'bots sagged with a mixture of relief and weariness - they knew they were not particularly fast over the ground and their systems were heavy on the energon. Still, they were away from Axer and that was what mattered.

Thunk flicked open one massive paw and a tiny silver key popped out of his wrist to drop into it. Thud grunted. The twins shared a single mind and so, in effect, there was only really one unit standing there making the decision to visit Protihex and the old vault they had secreted there.

StoneCold Skywarp
2008-10-17, 07:29 PM
"Acknowledged, Magnus out"

This is what Magnus was hoping for. Now he could put his case before Prime and finally get to doing what he did almost as good as Nightbeat. Getting answers to questions that no-one thought possible by any means necessary.

Magnus stood up from behind his desk and took a final fleeting glance around his 'office'. He walked to a rack on the wall and took down his laser rifle, he looked over the polished barrel, hello, old friend, he made all the mandatory checks that a good soldier should that was preparing to enter the field before he took down his rocket launchers & attached them.

Magnus left his office and made his way to see Optimus Prime

Chip1123
2008-10-17, 08:05 PM
Highbrow saw Crosshairs approaching his general direction. Might as well go ahead and give my report to him he thought.

"Crosshairs, I finished speaking with the mafia member we captured - his name is Psion. It's up to you if you want to speak with him some more. I am not well versed in interrogation techniques, but he seemed to want to make a deal and provided some information. With saving me, and the information he provided, I told him we'd see what we could do about a possible deal."

zigzagger
2008-10-18, 03:23 AM
Nova Prime Avenue

As Hot Spot sprayed the site with fire retardant, Inferno gleefully charged into the factory wreckage like a mad bull, causing weak structure points to crumble around him.

When he kicked down a loosely hanging door to an adjoining room, the sudden movement caused a firestorm to blast through the entryway, engulfing Inferno in a torrent of flame. From afar Hot Spot watched for a moment, mildly amused, then went back to work once the flames passed over his fellow officer.

“Mmm, zesty,” Inferno cheered, not at all scathed by the firestorm, before letting loose a powerful stream of fire retardant onto the flames.

Meanwhile….

As Crosshairs approached the IMR encampment, a Paradron medic, who was mending a slight wound on a factory worker, turned her head and greeted him.

“Report? Ah yes. We’ve been keeping them updated the moment someone enters our care,” she told him. The medic lifted up a data-pad and skimmed it over. “Well, you’ll be glad to know that so far there have been very few civilian casualties, only a few minor scrapes and sprains. Mind, we still haven’t received a full tally of the factory staff, but so far we’re optimistic. As for Autobot and ISS personnel - so far, we’ve seen 8 officer casualties come through here, with only 3 of them in what would come close to being qualified as in critical condition. Nothing that can’t be mended.”

“As for the prisoner that was brought to us,” The medic sighed.

She led Crosshairs over to a nearby ambulance. Inside lay Rampart’s inert body hooked up to life-support equipment. The Paradron handed the report over to Crosshairs and continued, “We were going to set up regular guard rotations until we realized this unit was beyond our help. As you can see, this unit is incapable of responding to external stimuli and internal needs and prompting. He’s a blank, or may as well be. I’m afraid he won’t be of any use to you, let alone a threat to anyone. I’m sorry.”

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Border Regions

Reaching the seedy district, First Aid drove down the main avenue of one of the Border Regions’ more livelier hotspots until he (OCC: and presumably Sunstreaker?) were a block or two away from the club named The Vertigo.

Transforming, the medic slowly made his way down the sidewalk to the club, taking in his surroundings. While some of the structures looked dilapidated, with its’ usual denizens wandering about the streets, he took notice of the newer structures sprouting throughout the area. Strange, he thought.

“…nanites, tripwire, hallucinogenic simulators…” A mech muttered to First Aid, who attempted to avoid optic contact as he walked by.

His optics widened when he saw the pusher suddenly be jumped by a group of angry thugs.

“No, no. I’m not involved, I’m not involved,” First Aid whispered to himself. “Sigh. Right," he said to Sunstreaker. "The club is just up the next block. So, how would you prefer to go about this? Go in separately, or will you be accompanying me?

(OOC: doesn’t matter either way, though I would imagine it would let Blades know that the two mean business if Sunstreaker is along with him. Whatever makes sense to you :))
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Autobase; Administration Chamber

After Ultra Magus replied, Prime ended transmission and returned his focus to Jazz.

“I appreciate your concern, but I am well if not duly worried, Jazz,” Optimus assured him. “Much has happened while I was away in Polyhex. I am simply picking up the pieces, before these state of affairs spiral out of control.”

Warcry
2008-10-18, 06:02 AM
Ironhide's Office

Smokescreen nodded along with Grotusque's suggestions. "All good ideas, but none of them are practical until we've managed to get some assets inside the Decepticon power structure. Without that, our best-laid plans will be vulnerable to collapse purely from bad luck or good policework."

He shrugged. "I wouldn't worry about our economy too much. We've got a good supply of civilians who have put together a strong market here in Iacon and the outlying territories. The Decepticons can't say that, though. Aside from crime, the bulk of their economic activity is government-driven. Any disruptions that Gigatron can cause to Megatron's plans will be amplified by the lack of a strong private sector that can counter it. Kaon and it's industrial base will counter that a bit, but it still leaves him very vulnerable."
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Debris

"Well, that's what happens when you wander off to get upgraded," Whirl told Broadside.

Powerglide arrived on the scene shortly afterward and asked, "Where can I find the high-calibre ammo? I need to stock up on rounds for my autocannon."

"Row fourteen," Whirl told him. "You can't miss it, it's just past the ICBM that we snagged from a 'Con base a year or so back."

The Wrecker stocked up his own supply of ammunition, then turned to Broadside and Topspin and said, "OK, guys. I'm about good to go. You two ready to whup some bounty hunter tail?"
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Nova Prime Avenue

"Thanks, doc," Crosshairs was disappointed that Rampart wouldn't be any use to them, but such were the fortunes of war -- and he had no illusions about he conflict with the crime syndicates being anything but.

Crosshairs summarized the IMR medic's report and transmitted it to Prowl, then turned to Highbrow and said, "Take me to him. I'll have a word with the guy and see if I like what he as to say."
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The Fighting Fossil

"The odds of me giving up money for more of this swill aren't good," Snarl told Grimlock. Turning to the bartender he asked, "What do you have that isn't brewed for sissies?"

Blackjack
2008-10-18, 06:10 AM
Debris

Broadside subspaced several large bazookas and grabbed ammo packs for his gun. Then he reloaded his vehicle mode missiles. "I'm armed to the teeth and good to go." He said to Whirl.

"Broadside... You're going to beat up bounty hunters, not demolish a fortress." Cosmos said as he picked a couple of handguns and ammo packs.

"What's the diff? See ya later."

optimusskids
2008-10-18, 06:39 AM
Ironhide's Office

Grotusque nodded.

"i do have one idea, there's this refugee Vampire used to work in the Polyhex Inland Revenue Service. Apparently theres a back door in there automated computer systems. Theres an opportunity for a talented programmer. We could screw up there tax office . Have them paying back rebates and auditing key industries. We could disrupt prouction in several sector if they'r all scrabbling round getting ready for the auditors. Plus if we play our cards right we could implicate the Space Mafia in it when its eventually found out and sow a bit of dissent that way."

Debris

Overdrive scooped up some more ammuntion.

"My group once you've locked and loaded gather round for a briefing."

Fighting Fossil

Grimlock glared at the bartender


"give us the good stuff."

Warcry
2008-10-19, 04:50 AM
Ironhide's Office

"I've considered that," Smokescreen told Grotusque. "We've actually gotten into the system, but my hacker contacts have never been able to worm their way deep enough into the mainframe to be sure that they could erase their tracks on the way back out. This refugee's back door could be very helpful, if it's real."
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Debris

Whirl nodded in approval at Broadside's collection of gear. "Good choices."

He headed for the door, gesturing with one claw for Topspin to follow him. "Lets head out."
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Powerglide grabbed his equipment, then returned to Overdrive's position.

"I'm ready, boss."
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Fighting Fossil

"Today would be good..." Snarl told the bartender.

Blackjack
2008-10-19, 06:59 AM
Debris

Cosmos sauntered over to Overdrive, "What's up boss?" he said cheerfully.
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Broadside followed Whirl towards the door, "Your choice of weaponry are nice too. Let's go wreck some bounty hunters."

optimusskids
2008-10-19, 09:14 AM
The Fighting Fossil

The bartender returned to the bar gingerly holding a tray.

"I think you gentlemechs will appreciate this, but whatever you do don't drop a glass."

He carefuly placed 3 thick leadlined containers on the bar.

~*~

Debris

Overdrive walked over toa blackboard on the wall and started drawing

"ok then Powerglide I'll brief you on your bit first. We will need a diversion. I have located a building controlled by the Tzai it's pretty much as far as you can get from there HQ but not the farthest as that might arouse suspicion. So at H hour minus 2 I want you to bomb and strafe it. Hopefully that will lure some of there forces out that way. At H hour - 1 you will use your nose gun to disable this."

He tapped the drawing

Scoop walked over

"I'm ready too."

"This is the air traffic and traffic relay computer for that sector."


"At H Hour minus half I want you to disable this electricity sub station here."

He tapped the map again.

"I'll continue the briefing once the rest of the gang are here but int the meantime any questions."


Ironhides Office


Grotusque nodded

"maybe we should pay mr Vampire a visit."

Blaster
2008-10-19, 08:23 PM
Sunstreaker watched as thugs jumped the pusher and merely felt that it was a way things were. Even in the great province of Iacon. This was where he was at home for the most part now, where all the work was. He looked to First Aid and then looked towards the energon bar.

"It depends if we want Blades to know you have back-up or if you want him to be loose lipped because he thinks you're alone. If we're together, it's safer but if you're trying to get information...." He looked at the door. "If you want info I'll go in first and blend in with the crowd."

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Nova Prime

Sideswipe and Brawn both sat back and watched as the two of Hotspot and Inferno worked on the flames.

"This is a lot less fun." Sideswipe grumbled...

Blackjack
2008-10-20, 11:33 AM
Debris

Cosmos raised a hand and asked to Overdrive, "Boss, so what do I do? Do I follow Powerglide on his bombing run, or do you have something else in store for me?" The Minibot is not enthustiastic about fighting, but to get into some action with his friends--now he loves that.

Optimist Prime
2008-10-20, 03:29 PM
The Fighting Fossil

Sludge eyed the lead-lined vessel carefully. He knew he was prone to bouts of clumsiness. Gingerly he reached out and picked up the glass, trying to focus all his attention on his task. Just then something shiny flashed by in his peripheral vison. As he turned to see what it was he upset the glass spilling it's contents all over the bar. "uh-oh. Me Sludge have accident."

Chip1123
2008-10-20, 03:56 PM
Topspin followed Whirl and Broadside out the door, but only after he grabbed another rifle. "Awe comeone Whirl. He just wants to have fun." Topspin said, referencing Broadside.


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Nova Prime Avenue

Highbrow led Crosshairs over to where Psion was being held. "Psion, we would like to ask you a few more questions." Highbrow begain.

"Who is he?" Psion asked. "I already answered your questions." Psion said, sighing.

optimusskids
2008-10-20, 08:25 PM
Debris

Overdrive turned to Cosmos

"The Tzai HQ is a hollow square with a lightshaft down to a central courtyard. on top of this light shaft is a glass pyramid, that's our door. We'll attach a line to Powerglide to the lightening conductor in it's centre.

Then you'll cut round the glass with your particle beam and Powerglide will haul it away. Also we'll want you to monitor radio channels, police , fire and Tzai and be ready to jam them on my order if necessary.

Now we need to get someone inside to disable their emergency generators the day before That's where the nebulans come in theres a conduit into the generator room , too small for us mechs but it should be ok for you organics. While your penetrating the conduit we need a distraction.

Cosmos I want you to use your communication skills to organise a flash mob. Opposite the HQ is an entertainment complex, we'll organise it to look like a PR stunt for one of the films showing there. People dressed as characters shouting catchphrases the whole nine parsecs."

Reflector
2008-10-20, 09:25 PM
Autobase Administration

Jazz nodded to Optimus.

“Right on. I won’t distract ya, then. I’ll catch up with ya when I got an update. Call me if ya need me.”

Jazz delivered a casual salute that came off more like a wave from his brow. He undid his muting at the console before standing, transforming, and cruising off to start his new mission.

Warcry
2008-10-21, 05:59 AM
Ironhide's Office

"That might be a good idea," Smokescreen agreed with Grotusque. "Unless you think it would be more productive to have him arrested and dragged into my dank basement headquarters for an interrogation."
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Debris

"Yeah," Whirl said to Broadside as he transformed to helicopter mode and took off, "lets do that."

As he flew, he replied to Topspin. "Fun will be had by all when we're busting Axer's face in, don't you think?"
_______________________________________

Powerglide grinned. "Yeah," he said. "I can do that."
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Nova Prime Avenue

"And I'm sure you were amazingly cooperative about it, too," Crosshairs said to Psion, flatly. "If you're the same way with me, this will go very smoothly."

The ex-Targetmaster crossed his arms. "Now, Highbrow tells me you want to cut a deal. Why should we?"
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The Fighting Fossil

Snarl arched an optic ridge at the new drink. "Well, it's glowing. That's something, right?"

He tossed it back without hesitation.

optimusskids
2008-10-21, 06:21 AM
The Fighting Fossil

The metal of the bar started to shimmer as the spilt drink melted the surface.

Blackjack
2008-10-21, 08:09 AM
Debris

Broadside hummed up his engines and said "My sentiments exactly Whirl. Let's take off!" he said as he flew up.
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Cosmos said to Overdrive, "So I kind of organize a mob near the entertainment center, yeh? When do I do it?"

zigzagger
2008-10-21, 08:13 AM
Border Regions

“I understand. We need information first and foremost. I can’t let my emotions distract me from this mission,” First Aid told Sunstreaker. “You enter first. I will follow shortly after.”

Nearby, above the streets, Doubledealer, still concealed in stealth camouflage and nested on top of a nearby structure, watched as people entered and exited the club below.

“Heh, well this is new. An IMR medic here in the Regions. Ha, and right on time too. I’d hazard a guess that this is who the walking blender is here to see. I wonder what for...."

Nova Prime Avenue

“Tally of factory staff complete, sir,” an officer told Prowl, who stoically stood by and oversaw clean-up. The officer handed over his report to the Autobot commander as he continued. “And all Autobot and ISS personnel accounted for, with minor casualties.”

“Thank you, officer. Now...” Prowl held his hand up to the officer when Crosshairs transmitted his report to him. Though the IMR reports confirmed the nearby officer’s claim, he was none to pleased with the news of Rampart’s condition. He raised the data-pad in his hand, readying to slam it angrily to the ground but quickly composed himself.

“Hnnn, yes, good work,” He answered the awaiting officer, the stress apparent in the commander’s voice. “That is all. Sideswipe, Brawn - escort the civilians off the premises and inform all personnel to pack up and move out. We are done here.”

When Prowl was finally alone, his face clinched up as he squeezed down on the data-pad in his hand, allowing his fingers to slightly crush the thin material beneath them, then let out a very long sigh.

"Hm. Anger: a sub-routine that I could without. I will have see to that..."

Collecting himself, he approached Crosshairs and Highbrow.

Chip1123
2008-10-21, 07:12 PM
Topspin transformed, engines roaring to life, and took off after Whirl and Broadside. "Who's buying the drinks after this?"

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Nove Prime Avenue

Psion ignored Crosshair's little remark and chose to focus on his question. "Why? Well, I figured that I might could let you in on some more Mafia action... IF you were nice to me. Ya know- scratch my back, I scratch yours?" He asked Crosshairs. "I told my 'friend' over there that I didn't know where any more cells were. I lied. I figured he didn't have enough pull to get me a reduced sentence, and I figured someone else did. What do you say? Want to knock out another cell?"

Blaster
2008-10-21, 07:24 PM
Sunstreaker nodded to First Aid and turned to walk towards the bar. "Don't be nervous. If anyone tries to do anything to you they'll be dead before they can think twice." The egotistical gloating was the only reassurance that he really knew how to give.

~~~~

Sideswipe and Brawn nodded towards their commanding officer. "Yeah that'll be a lot more fun!" Sideswipe cheered with a blatantly fake enthusiasm. Bot the bots moved towards the grouped civilians and other Autobot crews.

optimusskids
2008-10-21, 07:33 PM
Debris

Overdrive tapped the blackboard

" A couple of hours before the sun goes down say H Hour minus 7. The two nebulans will crawl along this conduit and plant the explosives on their backup generator. This mob will act as a distraction. We'll get them out , then Powerglide does his thing then it's showtime. I want everyone to get themselves a sub space expansion pack. Wen we get in there I want us to grab every hard drive, floppy disk and data stick we come across, You'll all be issued with wire cutters so just cut the cables and grab the hard drives."

StoneCold Skywarp
2008-10-21, 08:26 PM
Ultra Magnus watched Jazz drive by as he approached Optimus Prime's office.

Huh, wonder what they were talking about...none of my concern now I suppose...

Ultra Magnus approached Prime's door.

"Prime."

optimusskids
2008-10-21, 10:33 PM
Ironhide's Office

Grotusque shook his head

"He's a Decepticon Tax collector called Vampire he'd probably feel right at home, thats probably how they extract every last Shannix. What about good cop bad cop?"

~*~

Autobot Security HQ

Tap Out stood at the door and pressed the intercom button

"I want to see whoever's in charge."

Warcry
2008-10-22, 04:35 AM
Ironhide's Office

Smokescreen chuckled. "Yeah, that might work," he told Grotusque. "Which cop do you want to be?"

Hearing Tap-Out's comm, he replied, "I guess that's me, until Ironhide gets back. What do you need?"
_______________________________________

Debris

Powerglide loomed over his fellow Autobots and listened to Overdrive's briefing.
_______________________________________

Border Regions

As Whirl led the way toward the Peacekeepers building, he replied to Topspin. "This Axer can buy them for us. We'll snag his debit card after we're done beating him unconscious and arresting him."
_______________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

Crosshairs narrowed his optics. "Scratch your back? With a vibro-scythe, maybe. If you want a shorter sentence, you're going to have to give me something more than vague assurances." He glared at Psion. "Especially since you just admitted to lying to my colleague. That's hardly going to win you my trust, now is it?"
_______________________________________

The Fighting Fossil

Snarl grinned as Sludge's spilt drink started to dissolve the bar.

"Yep, definitely my kind of drink..."

optimusskids
2008-10-22, 06:53 AM
Autobot Security HQ

Tap Out leaned close to the intercom

"I want a job , I've decided I need to hit out against the Decepticons somehow so I can rest easy after what they've done to me."

The Fighting Fossil

Grimlock nodded

"not bad drink but me think let us get rid of these small measures for micro bots and bring us something Dinobot sized now...."

Chip1123
2008-10-22, 03:41 PM
"Works for me!" Topspin yelled up at the fliers. "Always liked being taken to company dinners - means I don't have to pick up the tab."


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Nova Prime Avenue

"What can I say? Your friend's a little gullible." Psion said to Crosshairs, indicating Highbrow. "You want some information? There's another cell I know of here on Cybertron, a decently sized one at that. I can give you the city, and even give you some names. That enough of a start?"

wyze2099
2008-10-22, 06:22 PM
(OOC: Plot twist and Redtape character approved by mods!)

Punch, Iacon Hall of Records

After departing Autobase, Punch drove in vehicle mode to the Central Archives in the Hall of Records. He had some information to dig up about Tzai Industries.

Returning to robot mode, he entered the building and accessed a workstation. It was fairly easy to pull up the public-domain information about the organization, and thanks to a few hacking tricks he'd learned in his espionage career, he was able to uncover quite a bit more that was off the official record.

It took a while to collate the data and put the pieces together in a way that implicated the right mechs, but once Punch was able to do it he prepared to send the relevant data in a message to Whirl.

His finger hovered over the send button...

...and his mind wandered.

He composed a transmission, but to someone else entirely. In his list of Tzai Industries employees, he'd found a lowly cog in the corporate machine who could be counted on to relay the message to the head Tzai in charge.


Redtape, Tzai Industries Headquarters
A white mech bearing a red racing stripe zipped around an office at his usual speed of 'much-too-fast-for-an-indoor-work-environment', generally annoying his co-workers. Still, he was able to complete vast amounts of work in short periods of time, so he was too valuable an employee to lose.

A text transmission pinged, catching Redtape's attention and causing him to stop in mid-stride. In the old pre-accident days he might have been able to stop on a dime, even in robot mode, but the same structural damage and shoddy repair job that had cost him his ability to transform had also thrown off his balance a tiny bit. As a result, he almost collided with two Minibots gabbing at a nearby energon cooler.

"Incoming message for me! I'llgetit!" Redtape's natural inclination was to talk as fast as Blurr (being from the same model line), but he'd worked hard over the years to slow down his speech and encunciate so that others could understand him. Still, in his more exciteable moments, his speech tended to revert to its default speed. In the blink of an eye, he was at his workstation, opening the anonymous message.

[FONT="System"]Tell your boss that a group of Autobots are staging a raid on Tzai, and their former ally Blades in particular. I figure he'd want to know. The details on who's involved and what they know are enclosed.[/BLOCKQUOTE]

A friend in the Autobot ranks

Redtape's jaw dropped, and any attempt to slow himself down flew right out the window. "Autobotattack? Thisisimportant! Gottawarntheboss!"


Punch, Iacon Hall of Records
"I love it when a plan comes together," Punch muttered to himself, in an icy, sinister voice that sounded quite a bit like his long-abandoned Counterpunch persona. He grinned, because his Counterpunch face bore a mouthplate that precluded any expression.

A few moments later, he had removed all evidence of the message's existence, and he allowed his Autobot persona to regain control.

"...Hmmm? Mind must have wandered." Punch shook his head, momentarily disoriented. He sent the intended message to Whirl, which bore an attachment that detailed Tzai Industries' various shenanigans.

He decided he'd have to make sure his mind didn't wander too often. The last thing he wanted was to give his Counterpunch persona an inch. Luckily, this didn't appear to be the case.

zigzagger
2008-10-23, 10:45 AM
Autobase; Administration

“Magnus,” Optimus respectfully nodded, then gestured to an empty seat near the control panel. “Please, take a seat. I trust the state of affairs in Altihex are known to you and that you share my concerns?”

Border Regions, The Vertigo

(OOC:Presumably shortly after Sunstreaker enters the club)

First Aid watched Sunstreaker walk away toward the club, leaving him standing alone on the sidewalk. The medic tightly crossed his arms closely to his chest, as if to shield himself, and waited, paying little mind to those walking past him on the street.

He wanted to make sure Sunstreaker had plenty of time to situate himself inside before he advanced. After he could no longer take the anxiety building up within his internal workings, First Aid slowly made his way down to sidewalk, until he was at the front entrance to the club. Gently pushing his way through a small crowd upon entering, his arms still securely crossed, First Aid darted his head from side to side hoping to espy Blades amongst the crowd.

A humble looking waiter-bot who was passing by noticed the timid medic and stopped in front of him. He looked him up and down suspiciously, before giving a devilishly amused grin at the medic.

“Never seen you ‘ere before. Ya lookin’ fer someone,” The waiter smiled.

“Er, umm, y-yes,’ First Aid stammered. “A dark blue mech, cyan chest plate, has copper rotors sticking out of his back?” (OOC: Remember, he's got a new paint job).

“Ah yeah, yeah,” The waiter replied, immediately recognizing the description, then pointed over toward a far corner of the club. “Over dere in da corna.”

“Um, thank you,” First Aid nodded, then cautiously followed the waiter’s directions. Blades, leaning against the far off wall with a drink in hand, straightened himself up as First Aid approached.

“Heh, you stick out like a sore digit,” Blades scoffed. “Been awhile.”

“Blades,” was all First Aid could say in return to his former comrade.

Blackjack
2008-10-23, 11:52 AM
Airborne

Broadside laughed and said to Whirl, "You know, if Prowl ever gets hold that we stole Axer's debit card, we won't be able to hear the end of it for five years at least."
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Debris

Cosmos listened intently to Overdrive.

Blaster
2008-10-23, 06:08 PM
Nova Prime Avenue

Brawn helped carry heavy equipment out of the area while Sideswipe escorted most of the civis as far away as possible.

The Vertigo

Sunstreaker knew everything that was going on around him. He'd identified a few other work-for-hire types and quickly marked them as possible targets. He also spotted Blades although gave him nothing more than the quick glance he'd given everyone else. Now he was at the bar and making sure that he always had a good view of the Protectobot and his former brother-in-arms. No direct looks over, but a small camera hidden in his finger tip that was wrapped around the energon pointing towards that camera. He'd focused his audio receptors on that corner, making sure he knew what was going on at all times.

Iacon

"This is Blaster blastin' atcha from high-a-top the Iacon media center tower! We got some breakin' news, and boy is it really breakin! We're getting all sorts of early reports there's been an explosion on Nova Prime avenue and boy it's a bigone! Early reports have a large squad of Autobot military and IDF (OOC: That's what they're called right) on hand! As soon as we get more info I'll hit ya'll with it so stay tuned!"

optimusskids
2008-10-23, 07:20 PM
Iacon University , Fourth Court, Main University Administration building , Iacon West

Archchancellor Quadrangle's office

Quadrangle sat at his desk and stared at the Bursar.

"attendance is low yet again, we must up the student intake , we need to rebuild ourselves as the premier Academic institution on Cybertron."

The Bursar nodded

"Staff recruitment is the problem we lost a lot during the war and the occupation."

Quadrangle nodded

"fortunately Bursar we have plenty of credits from the Amalgam Bequest. We must learn to employ it wisely. Many of our best minds are in the armed forces risking life and limb when they should be here teaching. We must begin a plan of agressive recruitment."

Warcry
2008-10-24, 05:39 AM
Ironhide's Office

"A job, you say?" Smokescreen got a slight smile on his face as Tap-Out spoke. "What sort of a job are you interested in? Oh, and you can come in, by the way. Talking over the comm is a bit impersonal, don't you think?"
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Border Regions

As the small team of Wreckers closed in on the region where the Peacekeepers building was located, Whirl transformed to robot mode and landed on the ground, ski-feet first.

"So true," he replied to Topspin. "Now follow my lead, guys. And don't worry about what Prowl has to say about anything. We don't exactly follow the regular chain of command, you know."

With that, the Wrecker threw open the doors to Peacekeepers' office and walked in like he owned the place.
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Nova Prime Avenue

"Only if they actually pan out," Crosshairs told Psion. "If we can prove that the people you name are mixed up in Mafia business, I'll talk to the prosecutor about slicing a few years off of your sentence. But if you lie to me, jail time will be the least of your worries because I'll dig your brain module out of your head and rip the information I want out of it with a flash sifter. Clear?"
_______________________________________

The Fighting Fossil

"Yeah," Snarl agreed with Grimlock. "Get us each a tankard of the stuff!"

Blackjack
2008-10-24, 10:08 AM
Peacekeepers Office

Broadside transformed and landed behind Whirl. The doors had swung back shut, and Broadside threw the doors open, hitting them so hard that they flew off the hinges and fell to the side.

Heinrad
2008-10-24, 01:33 PM
Ironhide's Office:


Ironhide: -standing in the doorway, arms crossed, slight smirk on his face, looking at Smokescreen- "Gettin' comfy?"

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Autobase Armory:


Roadbuster: -finishes loading his shoulder mounted shrapnel cannon ammo hopper, reattaches the whole assembly to his backpack, pulls his laser rifle, scowls at it's mangled condition, starts dismantling it-

*********************
The Fighting Fossil:


Hot Rod: -wanders in-

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Debris Target Range:


Stepper: "I keep telling you that you're off."

Nebulon: -in Blaze Cannon mode on Stepper's shoulder mount, bleeps and whistles-

Stepper: "What do horseshoes and hand grenades have to do with anything?" -fires, shell going wide of it's target- "See?"

Nebulon: -chirps and squeals-

Stepper: "There's nothing wrong with my aim." -pulls both plasma pulse blasters, obliterates the target he's aiming at, reholsters them-

Nebulon: -razzes him-

Chip1123
2008-10-24, 02:16 PM
Topspin watched and laughed a little at the Wreckers' show of bravado. "Good thing they're rich - I have a feeling those won't be the last doors we tear down." With that, Topspin transformed and went in the doors, bringing up the rear of the group and making sure they didn't get blindsided.

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Nova Prime Avenue

"Such hostility, even after I saved one of your own..." Psion said to Crosshairs. "But I can understand why. I guess my position being what it is, I'll take what I can get -I was in the room a few times when Kingpin received calls from some bot named Black Shadow. Really freaked him out - these were not usually good calls. Kingpin said he was based out of Protihex somewhere and that he had a larger sized group there than was here. Couldn't tell you the exact size."

optimusskids
2008-10-24, 10:24 PM
The Fighting Fossil

Grimlock snarled

"Two tankards each and one for Mr Chrome Pipey Autorod but bring him the real strong stuff."

~*~

Autobot Security HQ

Tap Out replied

"I need closure with the decepticons , I thought I could live in peace with them but my experiences with them still haunt me."

He opened the door and strode inside.


Ironhide's Office


Grotusque shrugged

"i'll give good cop a whirl."

Warcry
2008-10-25, 04:57 AM
Ironhide's Office

"Yes, actually," Smokescreen grinned to Ironhide. "I like the chair, but the office isn't dank and threatening enough for my new job."

He got up and slapped the older Autobot on the shoulder. "Good to have you back, chief."

To Grotusque he said, "I figured as much. Wanna go grab him?"

"I can understand that," Smokescreen told Tap-out with smooth sympathy, "but what sort of skills do you bring to the job?"
_______________________________________

Border Regions

Acting as if Broadside's antics were the most natural thing in the world, Whirl stalked up toward the reception desk and, without pretence, said, "Where's Axer?"
_______________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

"You understand nothing," Crosshairs scoffed. "And if that's all you've got to offer," he told Psion, "you're wasting my time. I've got a file back at security HQ as thick as your head on Black Shadow. Unless you have something incriminating on him, you'd better come up with something else really quickly."
_______________________________________

The Fighting Fossil

Snarl waved to Hot Rod. "Hey there, Roddy."

Blackjack
2008-10-25, 06:27 AM
Debris

(OOC: Welcome back Heinrad!)

Cosmos noticed Stepper and good-naturedly said, "Hey there! You joining us?"
______________

Peacekeepers Inc, Border Regions

Broadside hit the guard again, making sure he stayed down. He then approached the limbless guard, picked him up, threw him and retrieved his axe from where it had stuck to the floor.

"Answer him." Broadside said to the receptionist.

wyze2099
2008-10-25, 06:38 AM
Punch, Iacon Hall of Records

Punch sent a communication to Whirl. "This is Punch. Did you get the thing I sent you? And let me know if you'd like me to help out over there."

Heinrad
2008-10-25, 02:40 PM
Debris:


Stepper: -turning, looking at Cosmos(his Blaze Cannon kind of following his gaze, aiming at whatever's behind Cosmos' left shoulder)- "Depends. Where ya goin'?"

***************
The Fighting Fossil:


Hot Rod: -picks up his drink- "Hey, guys. What's up?" -downs it in one long chug, wheezes- "Smooth." -slams the mug down- "Gimme another one."

****************
Ironhide's Office:


Ironhide: "It ain't ever gonna be that dark in here." -hits a button on the desk, one wall lighting up with camera displays from all over Iacon-

zigzagger
2008-10-25, 05:12 PM
Border Regions, Peacekeepers Inc

When Whirl approached the reception area, a meekly mech sitting behind the desk looked up at the Wrecker vacantly, casually taking a sip from a mug of oil he held. The receptionist didn’t even stir from his seat when Broadside lifted up and threatened a nearby security guard. He just placed his mug down, cradling his chin into his hand, and wore an expression that would imply boredom. Clearly it was just another day at Peacekeepers Inc.

“I take it you don’t have an appointment then,” the receptionist said. “Sigh, one moment.” Reaching over his desk, the receptionist pressed a button on a nearby com-system. “Someone to see you.”

On the top floor in his office, Axer sat with his boots kicked up onto his desk when he received his receptionist’s call. Grumbling, he flicked on the com-system’s corresponding monitor, raising his metal brow when he saw who his visitors were.

“Huh, well now. I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later,” Axer smirked. “Alright. Whatever. Send them up.”

“M’kay, he can see you now,” The receptionist cheerfully told the Wreckers with a smile. “Top floor. Follow the stairs. You can’t miss it.”

----

The Vertigo

“So, talk,” Blades began. Impatience was evident in his tone. “You brought me out here for a reason. Said the big, bad, scary Wreckers were out to get me. Forget that I am baffled that sweet, innocent First Aid somehow stumbled across that sort of information.”

“This is serious,” First Aid sternly answered. “I’ve being hearing a lot terrible things about you Blades.”

“Heh, can’t say I know what you’re talking about,” Blades grinned.

“Blades…you were sighted at storehouse before it went up flames amidst a turf war,” the medic raised his voice.

“How…” Blades’ paused as he recalled that night many cycles ago, and he remembered.

He remembered eviscerating the Metacarpus lord, Pollex, and several of his goons. He didn’t have a choice, it was beyond his control, he thought to himself. It was for the good of the Region, that’s what he taught him. He remembered that he followed the instructions given to him – ignite the building. When he left, before he detonated the sanitization bomb he planted inside….

“Ha! Yes, now I remember,” Blades chuckled. “The weird looking, one-optic mech. What was his name? Yeah, Whirl! He and his buddy were outside the building just as I was leaving. Ha, ha!”

“So, you admit it?!” First Aid gasped.

“What? No. Had nothing to do with that,” Blades waved dismissively, attempting to exploit his former comrade’s naïveté. “It’s this new gig I got. And you really don’t need to know the details. The storehouse was owned by an employer of mine, that was being…rented out by the ‘organization’ you mentioned. Boss wanted them out - so he sent me. Apparently they didn’t like what I had to say, and so they lit the place.”

“Really,” First Aid skeptically raised his brow.

“Yeah really,” Blades smirked.

“So, who exactly is this employer of yours then. Obviously you are no longer participating in the arenas," First Aid glanced sideways. "It wouldn’t happen to be Tzai Industries, would it?”

Blades' optics narrowed at the medic’s words.

Blades shoved First Aid against the wall. “Shut your fraggin’ mouth,” he spat out in a partially hushed tone. “Spouting off claims like that will get you slagged real quickly out here, got it?”

First Aids struggled to maintain eye contact. Eventually, Blades eased up and placed him back down.

“Oh yes…I got it,” First Aid glared back.

----

Iacon Suburbs, Tzai Estate

Banzaitron stood pensively facing a large window in his quarters when one of his loyal assassins entered the room.

“Yes?” Banzaitron said in a cold baritone.

“I report urgent news…..”

Blaster
2008-10-25, 06:25 PM
Vertigo

Sunstreaker had left his stool and was now mingling amongst the crowd, behind Blades. He had to make sure he didn't overreact to the situation, this was an information gathering mission first. First Aid was going to have to take some smacking around to get what he needed, that much was evident. Sunstreaker dipped back to the wall and set his energon down on a ledge pointing his hands towards the two and turning the camera back on and looking over the bar again, while the feed was run directly to his optics..

Warcry
2008-10-26, 05:51 AM
Peacekeepers, Inc.

"Thank you," Whirl told the receptionist sarcastically. "Boys, follow me."

The Wrecker headed up the stairs, his helicopter skids folding up and giving way to more conventional feet to accomplish the task. Suspecting that Axer was already watching them through the building's security grid, he made no effort to conceal it when he drew his numerous weapons out of subspace.

As he walked, he replied to Punch, "I didn't get anything. What did you send?"

Arriving at the bounty hunter's door, he pushed it open dramatically, strode inside and said, "Axer, I presume?"
________________________________

The Fighting Fossil

"Not much, or we'd be out killing instead of here," Snarl told Hot Rod. "What about you?"
________________________________

Ironhide's Office

"That's why my office is underground," Smokescreen told Ironhide. "Fewer distractions that way."

optimusskids
2008-10-26, 09:13 AM
Debris

Overdrive nodded to Stepper

"We're off to raid the Offices of Tzai industries."

Fighting Fossil

Grimlock nodded to the bar tender

"one of you bring us another round."

Autobot Security HQ

Tap Out walked into Ironhide's office.

"I'm trained as a bodyguard and I'm pretty skilled at unarmd combat.

Blackjack
2008-10-26, 12:18 PM
Debris

Cosmos said to Stepper, "Yeah, what he said. Whadya say,join us?"
________

Peacekeepers Inc

"Look Topspin, they've got a warm reception!" Broadside said to his fellow Wrecker sarcastically. He threw the guard in his hand away, moved to the other guard, retrieved his vibro axe, kicked the limp body before following Whirl.

optimusskids
2008-10-26, 04:59 PM
High Council Pavillion, office of Deputy Councilor Gerrymander


Councllor Gerrymander leaned forward and spoke into the Intercom

"Autobase please connect me with Optimus rime I need to speak to him urgently."

StoneCold Skywarp
2008-10-26, 05:04 PM
"Concerns is one way to put it Prime. Another would be catastrophe."

Ultra Magnus took the seat offered to him and leant his rifle by the arm.

"I'm no leader Prime, I'm a soldier. I'm a fighter and right now I'm stuck here, in an office watching day after day go by as more Decepticon criminals that were held at Altihex roam free. Criminals I help put there...criminals I should've been able to do something about."

Magnus' azure optics glowed brightly for a send then dimmed as he thought of the atrocities he himself had gone through to secure many of the prisoners. Comrades that had been lost, their sacrifice all for nothing because he had been forced to push papers.

"Prime, I want to recend my officer's commision and be allowed back into the field."

Chip1123
2008-10-27, 12:51 PM
"Gotta love it when they roll out the welcome mat" Topspin said to Broadside. "But soimetimes it's fun making your own." Topspin followed the two into Axer's office.

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

Nova Prime Avenue

"Incriminating? No. Too low level of a bot I guess to be around when he was." Psion answered Crosshairs sadly, knowing that he was about out of options. "Seems like you don't need me then... unless you want someone to testify in court against him..."

Warcry
2008-10-28, 05:50 AM
Ironhide's Office

"I won't say no to someone with a skill set like that," Smokescreen told Tap-Out. "What do you think, Ironhide? Do you have a place for him in security, or should I find a job for him in my organization?"
_________________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

Crosshairs snorted. "If you think Black Shadow would ever let himself be taken alive, then you haven't heard much about him," he told Psion. "And if that's all you know, you're useless to me."

He turned to walk away, comming Prowl as he moved. "The prisoner tried to buy his way out of jail time with information, but if he knows anything useful, he's not saying." Grudgingly he added," He seemed cooperative, though."

zigzagger
2008-10-28, 08:57 AM
Tzai Estate

After the assassin relayed Redtape's report, Banzaitron moved away from the large window and took a seat at his desk. He sat unmoved for a few cycles, contemplating this sudden revelation and the best manner to address it.

“These tidings are most disconcerting,” he said in cold baritone. “And shall not be considered lightly. These are, after all, desperate times.” Banzaitron then pressed a switch to the nearby console affixed to his desk. “Contact the head of our legal department. I wish to speak with them immediately,” he told the receptionist waiting on the other line.

“It pains me to have to resort to such underhanded tactics," he looked back to his disciple. "But an atrophied limb only serves to contaminate the rest of the body. It must be severed.”

“Yes, sir, of course,” the assassin dutifully replied.

“Assemble your men,” Banzaitron told him. “Divide them into two detachments and position them in the Border Regions. The larger party will attend to Peacekeepers Inc. Remember your primary objective – do not concern yourself with the legalities, I will attend to them shortly. If the Wreckers choose to interfere, and I presume they will, strike with extreme prejudice. Send a second, smaller detachment to Blades’ position. Though that matter is currently being dealt with, I would prefer I have a contingency plan. Am I clearly understood?”

“Yes, sir, but what of the second Wrecker detachment?” The assassin inquired.

“The Wreckers wished to incite a response from us - and received it they did,” Banzaitron told him. “Though, I suspect, it will not be the response they had in mind.”

---

Border Regions, Peacekeepers Inc.

When Whirl and other the Wreckers busted through his office door, several of Axer’s goons moved to advance, but were immediately called back.

“Hey, hey! Heel, boys,” Axer said.

As commanded, the goons moved back behind Axer’s desk, each hulking form standing with their arms crossed as they glared at the Wreckers now entering the room.

Axer leaned back in his recliner and returned his focus on Whirl. “Yeah, you ‘presumed’ correctly, Wrecker. What do you want?”

----

The Vertigo

“Alright, we will try this from a different angle,” First Aid sighed as he rubbed his back, still sore after Blades had shoved him into the wall. “You deduced how the Wreckers – or at least, a Wrecker – learned about you. And clearly you are not concerned about the trouble you are in. But, tell me more about this employer of yours, or at least what your job description is.”

“Guess I can tell you that much,” Blades answered. “I'm a bodyguard, amongst other things.”

“Would other things include being a delegate, a messenger?” First Aid pressed harder.

“Something like that.”

“If I may ask, for who?”

“Grrr, nosy little twit,” Blades grumbled. “Sigh, fine. I guard one or two corporate big shots. Their popular, you know. Folks are always trying to slag them for whatever political, social, or environmental reason popular at the moment, after all. Anyway, sometimes they have me run errands for them. Special errands.”

“Who are these corporate heads you are supposedly guar-”

“Hmph, questions, question, so many questions,” Blades interrupted. “Since were asking questions here, I’m still kind of amazed how you came across this information. Tell me more about your source, and maybe I’ll feel inclined to share what I know.” Blades then stepped closer to Blades, his optics now only a several inches away from his former comrade’s. “You working for the Wreckers? Did they send you keep an eye on me? Or is it something else?”

“I-I can’t…” First Aid stammered as Blades cornered him against the wall.

“Yes you can. Tell me!” Blades shouted, slamming his fist to the wall, a mere few inches away from First Aid’s head. “Tell me what you know!”

First Aid remained speechless - he just didn’t know what to do. If he told Blades anything, it would jeopardize the Wrecker’s mission. In a panic, First Aid carefully looked around the room, hoping to espy Sunstreaker.

---

Meanwhile…..

Still perched above the streets, Doubledealer listened in on the conversation in the club below.

“Hmm, The Wreckers, eh? There’s definitely a shred of truth somewhere where in that statement. But things are getting a little heated down there. They’re going to draw unwanted attention if Blender-Boy doesn’t cool it. He’s key to all of this. Better intervene soon before he blows it for all of us.”

(OOC: Sorry, this is getting way too long. I’ll update the Prowl and Optimus Prime stuff here shortly. I promise.)

zigzagger
2008-10-28, 09:58 AM
(OOC: Bah, can’t wait on you to spread this thread out ;) DOUBLE POST!!! Separated from above due to length)

Autobase, Administration

“Do not act hastily, Ultra Magnus,” Optimus replied in a compassionate tone. “For many stellar-cycles, you have served the Autobot cause honorably, and more so as a leader in my stead. Despite your own reservations, I do not doubt your capacities, which is why I shall grant you your autonomy with my blessings - but I will not relinquish you of your command," he added emphatically.

"Go to Altihex, Magnus, and act on your own accord, but also be my optics and audio receptors (OOC: you know, that sounds a lot more sillier when I actually read it :o). Can I count on that?”

----

Nova Prime Avenue

As Inferno and Hot Spot finished containing the flames from the explosion, Prowl was busying himself with compiling the final reports from this operation when Crosshairs had contacted him with an update.

“I see,” Prowl replied. “Were you able to divulge any useful information? Locations? Possible new suspects? Anything at all?”

Chip1123
2008-10-28, 12:39 PM
Topspin raised his rifle when the thugs advanced on Whirl, but held his shot once Axer had them contained. He kept himself ready though - the situation was a tense one, and he wanted to make the first move if necessary.

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

Nova Prime Avenue

(OOC- and Psion is done with - a low level thug that lasted far longer than I had intended! lol)

Highbrow had watched the discussion between Crosshairs and Psion, discusted that he had believed the other bot. Even after being partners with Topspin for so long, still fell for his story, still to naive. I guess I just wanted to believe him after he saved my life. But even that, along with offering to share his limited information, was only motivated by personal benefit...

Highbrow came up along Crosshairs and Prowl dejectedly. "I'm sorry I failed you, sir."

Warit00
2008-10-28, 06:02 PM
----------Nova Prime Avenue----------

"They either dead or walked out with a few bruises. Nah... let those guy handle it." He called out some of ISP officers before headed toward the debris. "Inferno, Hot Spot I'm checking the debris wanna come?"

wyze2099
2008-10-28, 07:24 PM
Punch, Iacon Hall of Records

Whirl's response was puzzling. "I could have sworn I'd sent you ... never mind. I'll send it again." He resent the attached file containing all the pertinent information Whirl needed to know about Tzai Industries' structure and dealings.

He was a bit worried about his earlier lapse in concentration, but then again he'd been out of the Autobot spy business for years; it was natural for him to be a little rusty.

To Whirl he asked, "Did you get it that time? And again, let me know if there's any further way I could be of use. Maybe out with one of your teams...?"

A nearby archivist, a fem with an eagle for an alt mode, glaed over at him and pressed her taloned forefinger to her beaked faceplate. "Shhh!"

Punch had clearly underestimated how much his voice carried in the ancient building. "Sorry."

Blaster
2008-10-28, 08:14 PM
The Vertigo

Slag. First Aid wasn't cut out for this line of work, which was a shame since he was getting somewhere before he got cowed by Blades. It was hard to hold it against the medic, after all he was never big on battle, and probably even less excited by a one-on-one confrontation with a former comrade. Sunstreaker thrived on those confrontations and since it looked like the only answers they'd get now involved how long First Aid would last and how many pieces he would be in, it was time to step in.

Sunstreaker had been inching closer and closer as time had gone on, not liking Blades' tone and knowing it was a matter of time before it got to this point. "He knows me." Sunstreaker said as he stepped towards Blades reaching a hand out to his shoulder to pull the former Protectobot away from First Aid. "And that really is all you need to know to know to pay your tab and slag off." But please, don't. Stay and pick a fight.

optimusskids
2008-10-28, 09:24 PM
Debris

Overdrive looked around

"has anyone seen Blur? If not lets get going."

Warcry
2008-10-29, 05:38 AM
Peacekeepers, Inc.

Whirl recieved Punch's information, but stored the file for a time when he wasn't standing in the heart of an enemy stronghold with thugs all around him. "Got it," he transmitted silently to the other Autobot. "My team's already at the target, but you could try contacting Overdrive."

"I want you to get up out of that chair, leave with us without an fuss and let us take you to our base to answer some questions," Whirl told Axer. Then he scoffed. "But since we both know that's not going to happen, I'll settle for killing your goons, beating you to within an inch of your life, burning this building to the ground, brain-sifting the information we need out of your memory chips and shipping what's left of you off to Crystal City so Gigatron can execute you for treason."

He gestured with his claws, indicating that Topspin and Broadside should take the guards while he went for Axer when the inevitable violence broke out.

(OOC: Any chance we can get a physical description of the room? Size, shape, height of the ceiling, whether or not it has any windows, stuff like that? :) )
_______________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

"He had information linking Kingpin to Black Shadow, but that proves little that we didn't already suspect," Crosshairs told Prowl. "The implication was that this building had a direct link to the Space Mafia HQ, though. We may want to task a forensics team to comb through the debris for any exotic communications gear they can find, just in case it's still operational."

"You didn't fail," he told Highbrow. "He might prove useful in the future, even if he isn't right now."

Blackjack
2008-10-29, 08:33 AM
Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside moved forward at Whirl's command. "Burning this building to the ground, eh?" Broadside threw two gernades to the recepticonist's table. "I guess that'll do for a start."

Turning to the four guards, Broadside goaded, "Technically I alone am enough to kill you lot. Just by turning into my carrier mode, I can kill all of you and crush this room. But then, where's the fun in that?"

With that, Broadside's gun and vibro axe lighted up as he leaped at the two guards on Axer's left side, swinging axe on one's head and opening fire on the other. (OOC: Assuming ziggy controls the guards, of course)

zigzagger
2008-10-29, 10:12 AM
Border Regions, The Vertigo

Blades swung around when Sunstreaker pulled him away from First Aid. With a scowl, he sized up the yellow-clad Autobot, smirked then turned back to face First Aid.

“Oh-ho, you didn’t come alone after all. What, you don’t trust your old pal, Blades,” Blades jeered. “Good policy. I wouldn’t trust me either. Though there isn’t much sport in slaggin’ a defenseless medic, you know,” He glanced back over at Sunstreaker with the same smug expression on his face. “Pfff, I’m outta here. Of course, if you’re looking for a scrap, Pretty-bot, I’m totally game.”

Blades jutted his thumb towards the exit, then without giving either Autobot a chance to respond, he pushed himself through the crowd and out through the main entrance of the club.

Blades watch Blades leave, then said, “Sigh, this is so strange. Blades was bad before, but he was never anything like this,” he told Sunstreaker, despondence in his tone. “Still, its times like this I wish I had some of Ratchet’s gumption. But listen, I’m sorry I screwed up…Should we go after him?”

---

Still watching above, Doubledealer watched as Blades left the building, then stopped by a light post just a building down from the club to and appeared to be waiting.

“Ugh! Fraggin’ moron! What’s he doing,” Dealer grumbled to himself. Releasing he had to act, he leaped down from the nearby building, still concealing in stealth camouflage. “Now’s a better time than any, I guess.” Dealer leaned against the wall of the structure, still not revealing himself, undetectably watched Blades and waited for him to make his move.

As he watched, from the corner of his optic, he espied four mechs looking down from the building across from him. They wore Banzaitron's colors.

"Hm? What's this all about?" he mused. "Guess BT doesn't trust me either. Heh, that's okay. It gives me an idea."

----

Peacekeepers Inc.

(OOC: Need a description of the room, eh? M’kay. :))

In the large, lavishly decorated office, Axer sat at the opposite end of the room at his desk, positioned sideways from the large vaulted windows facing the street below. He, and the six of his goons standing behind him, listen to Whirl – quickly realizing that the Wreckers were not there to simply ‘talk’.

“Aww, not willing to chat this over like civilized mechs, eh?” Axer scoffed as Whirl went for him. "Works for me."

Sliding away from his desk, Axer unsheathed two concealed shotguns from his back, and shot directly at the Wrecker.

(OOC: The Cybertronian equivalent of a shotgun, anyway. Expect the bounter-hunter, Action Master to have a few concealed weapons and tricks. Nothing too over the top, though. If Death's Head, a bouter-hunter too, has a few tricks, then I figured so can Axer...Yes? :)).

Meanwhile as Broadside (OOC: and really, the rest of the Wreckers) began to attack, all of Axer’s goons scattered throughout the room.

As the large triplechanger swung his axe at one of the large mechs, the goon was able throw his arm up to block the incoming weapon – which was intended for his head. Though the axe definitely pierced the armour of the bodyguard's lower arm, it didn’t successfully lop through it.

The goon reached for the axe, now lodged in his arm, and attempted to yank it out from his wound and away from Broadside’s grasp.

(OOC: @ Blackjack - For now Axer’s goons are under my control. As for what’s coming for Axer, and most likely the Wreckers too, well – they’ll be plenty to go around. These won’t be standard goons though, with little association to Axer’s)

----

Nova Prime Avenue

“Umm, sure?” Inferno answered _____ (OOC: umm, who’s he talking too? Oh, and it’s ISS not ISP :)) as he dusted ash and cinder off of himself. Hot Spot, having also finished with his task, left Inferno and the ISS team to regroup with the others.

“Blackshadow?” Prowl answered, switching off his comm once Crosshairs and Highbrow were nearby. “Going by what intel we have, he has operations in Protihex, am I correct? Protihexian accordance means that could get a little complicated."

Chip1123
2008-10-29, 01:01 PM
As Whirl and Broadside began their attack, Topspin dropped to one knee and quickly fired off supression shots from the plasma rifle he had gotten at Debris towards the guards on the right. When they scattered, he went after the bot nearest him, his rifle fire herding him away from the others.

Blaster
2008-10-29, 07:05 PM
Vertigo

Sunstreaker watched as Blades turned and took off. He looked to First Aid and then back towards the door. "Did you hear what you needed to hear?" was all he asked.

zigzagger
2008-10-31, 05:36 AM
Border Regions, The Vertigo - Outside

Concealed, Doubledealer continued to watch Blades from across the street as the former-Protectobot stood near a light post near the club, also aware of the Tzai assassins observing high above.

"My proto-initiator always said I was a good actor," he mused. "Though this is gonna be tricky."

Dealer reached into a compartment at his holster and retrieved the remote device Banzaitron had given him, the same device the Tzai founder uses to activate the electroconvulsive prompt imbedded in Blades’ neo-cortex.

Dealer looked down at it in abhorrently, disgusted that Banzaitron would harm and manipulate his own student that way – but then again, Banzaitron has manipulated and harmed hundreds of others as well.

“Like the fraggin’ pit I’m going to use this thing,” Dealer frowned, tucking it away into his hip-mounted compartment.

Instead, he retrieved a polymer-cabled bola (OOC: one of these things (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolas)). The restraining device had enough concussive clout to take down a pretty good sized mech. He also produced a small launcher, which, curiously, had a tiny drill-like apparatus attached to the tip. A nanite carrier. Dealer held this to his side.

As Dealer casually swung the bola, he was once more distracted by the dark figures above. Except this time, there were more - and they were moving, leaping across the building tops and close alleyways - and in great numbers.

“Eh? What’s this?” Dealer put the bola away and looked away from his target to the dashing figures above. “More Tzai goons. Only one guess what that means. That medic was right; the Wreckers are here. Trouble’s coming. Bet they're heading to Peacekeepers too. Well, doesn’t that just beat all?" Dealer shrugged. "Guess this changes plans, and I know an opportunity when I see it. Hated working for you anyway..."

Dealer then looked back to Blades and realized that he too had noticed the scurrying figures along the building tops.

Looking as if Blades was going to investigate, readying himself to follow the figures, Dealer finally made his move.

“Crap! Gotta act now!” Dealer disengaged his optic camouflage and quickly raised the small pistol, launching the nanite carrier before Blades could respond. It attached to the former-Protectobot's chest and immediately began to bore its way through.

"OW! What the hell!" Blades growled. He was quick to locate the source of his pain. “YOU! You're dead!"

"I'm the least of your problems kid," Dealer smiled, pointing to the assassins that were now descending from the building nearby.

---

The Vertigo, Inside

“I don’t know,” First Aid sighed Sunstreaker. “He revealed some important bits of information. But we still don’t have any names. It’s all just speculation at this point. I’m not sure what he told me will be of any use.”

First Aid then looked back to the exit. He ‘exhaled’ as he gathered up his courage. “I can’t believe I’m doing this…I guess we should follow him,” First Aid said as he pushed his way thorough the exit.

Outside, about a block down, the medic saw a several mechs he did not recognize. Most were black-armored trimmed in shades of green, purple and orange. The other was Dealer, who, having clearly noticed Sunsteaker and First Aid, offered a slight wave, transformed into what appeared to be a condor and soar off.

Blades lay unconscious at the assassins feet (OCC: Off-page action. Yay! I should be a writer for IDW!), who encircled him like hungry wolves. One transformed into an armored vehicle, which Blades was quickly loaded into.

“Blades!” First Aid yelled as the mysterious mechs sped off.

But as he ran to catch up, four more darkly-clad mechs suddenly leapt in front of him, each brandishing an energon-based weapon and slowly advanced. (OOC: they’re yours to do as you please :))

“Oh dear…”

Blackjack
2008-10-31, 11:48 AM
Peacekeepers inc

Broadside grappled with the guard. "Gimme back my axe!" Broadside pressed a button in his axe's handle and, true to its name, the vibro-axe vibrated very quickly. It should be enough to rattle the guard's limbs.

With his left hand he took a large mortar cannon out of subspace, and aimed it on another guard's head and fired.

wyze2099
2008-10-31, 04:12 PM
Punch, En route from Hall of Records

"Copy that," Punch replied to Whirl's message as he left the Archives in vehicle mode.

Opening a channel to Overdrive, he stated, "Punch to Overdrive: I'm leaving the Archives. Is there a way I could be of assistance on your team?"

Reflector
2008-10-31, 11:04 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz transformed slickly just before rolling up to the establishment's door. He needed to kill some time before going to chat with Smokescreen - didn't want to be conspicuous about his intentions. His optics reflexively scanned the patrons upon entry and immediately recognized a dozen or more friends. He pointed at Hot Rod and Grimlock with a smile, then proceeded to the bar.

"Selenium slider," he told the bartender and waited.

Blackjack
2008-11-01, 04:02 AM
Autobase

Wincharger's message from Altihex buzzed in all frequencies. "This is Windcharger from the Sentinel Prime Detention Center in Altihex to Iacon. We have a massive breakout, I repeat we have a massive breakout, launched by Megatron's Decepticons. A majority of our prisoners have escaped, and we have many injured and one deactivated. Request that a surgeon be sent and if possible Steeljaw as well. We need a tracker. A surgeon is of utmost importance."

Warcry
2008-11-01, 05:33 AM
Peacekeepers, Inc.

Whirl let out a contemptuous laugh as Axer started firing on him. "You really think starting a gunfight with elite commandos is the best way out of this?" He avoided the worst of the spray of buckshot from the Action Master's shotguns by the expedient method of activating his paralyzo-box and projecting a stasis field between himself and his enemy, effectively freezing the pellets in mid-air.

The effect lasted long enough for Whirl to step out of the line of fire, at which point he sighed and said, "You know, I really would have expected better from a hired gun like you. But if you want to make this easy..."

The Wrecker brought his null ray module to bear and fired a wide spread at Axer, hoping to wing the bounty hunter and slow him down enough that the capture would be easy.
_______________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

Crosshairs shrugged. "It doesn't have to be, Prowl. They don't have a government or any sort of law enforcement. It might not be our turf, but no one there could stop us if we decided to raid the place and drag Black Shadow to Iacon to face trial."

Blaster
2008-11-01, 08:55 PM
Outside the Vertigo

Sunstreaker pushed out the door as fast as he could when he heard First Aid yell out. While he didn't recognize the darker shaded mechs, he did know of the other. Doubledealer he thought to himself before turning to the matter at hand. He placed himself between the mech's and First Aid and smiled "Only four?" Sunstreaker asked with an offended tone. He didn't hesitate pulling out his electron-pulse rifle and planting a shot square in one of the attacker's chest.

The other three quickly moved to attack in unison. Sunstreaker ducked as one swung over his head, going quickly for a killing blow. He pulled a small round, disc shaped device off his hip and slapped it on the abdomen of the mech and rolled away as another swung down at him. Sunstreaker flipped back and up onto his feet and activated the small disc. With a howl of pain, electricity shot out from every opening in the transformer's body before he collapsed in a smoking heap. Sunstreaker threw his gun aside and quickly pulled out his energon sword, modeled after the same ones issues to the dinobots. Sunstreaker moved quickly and parried the blow of one and rolled away from the other. Now behind the one he dodged, he kicked the mech square in the back sending him toppling forward.

He began a quick duel with the other one, parrying a downward strike, and stepping back out of a large arc-swing trying to cut across his chest. The long swing left a brief opening that Suntreaker pounced on, driving the energon sworn directly into the chest of the mech. Sunstreaker pulled back and watched as the attacked fell back, lifeless with his spark extinguished. The fourth one had caught wise and had turned tail and started to run. Sunstreaker shook his head, and activated the shoulder mounted vulcan cannons. The three barreled cannon shifted around on his shoulder before locking on and unloading six or seven rounds into the back of the escaping mech. Sunstreaker grinned as he moved over to his gun, picking it back up. He looked to First Aid and nodded. "You okay?" He asked before looking at the mech he left smoking. "We should be able to get that one back online. I just overheated him. He could have more answers for you."

Iacon Radio Tower

Blaster pushed off of the desk and nodded to Slamdance. "Gotta relay this, take over." His tone was serious.

"Blaster to Prowl! Blaster to Prowl! Do you read me!? I'm gettin a distress call from Windcharger at the Sentinel Prime Detention Center in Altihex. We got a Decepticon attack hittin' them hard!"

optimusskids
2008-11-01, 09:42 PM
Debris

Overdrive responded

"Join me at Debris you can join the team."


Fighting Fossil

A old mech limped towards the gathered Autobots.

"Would any of you mechs be interested in a treasure beyond your wildest imaginations."

wyze2099
2008-11-02, 07:01 AM
Punch, Iacon Streets

Punch received Overdrive's message as he drove through the streets. "Debris, huh? I'm on my way."

Reaching an intersection, he suddenly veered to the right instead of going straight through. He narrowly missed creating a six-mech pileup with two cargo transports, two cars, and a motorcycle. Now heading in the direction of the Debris base, he arrived at his destination in short order.

Along the way, a shadow fell over his car form. Above him was the very improbable sight of a condor-shaped mech carrying an unconscious bot. He didn't get a very good look at either of them, but it looked like the mech in robot form possessed some helicopter-esque blades...

Blackjack
2008-11-02, 09:07 AM
Windcharger's voice came in again, Blaster? You there? Hello? Someone, can someone hear me? I need to talk to high command.
_____________

Debris

Cosmos, being a communications specialist, heard the message, "Windcharger? Altihex under attack?? A medic and a tracker?"

"Yup, but the attackers have left. Powerflash wants to round up the escapees, as well as a medic. They've deactivated Searchlight."

Cosmos is stunned. "I'll route you to Autobase... Optimus Prime or Ironhide or Smokescreen should hear ya..."

wyze2099
2008-11-02, 04:41 PM
Punch, Debris

Arriving at Autobase in vehicle mode, Punch reached the Debris in time to overhear Cosmos mention something about Altihex and an attack.

Coming to a stop near Cosmos, Overdrive, and the others, Punch transformed to robot mode. "What's this about Altihex?" he asked.

Warcry
2008-11-04, 05:19 AM
Debris

Powerglide looked over at Overdrive. "So...when should I get my part of things rolling, sir?"
_______________________________________

Fighting Fossil

Snarl raised his glass to Jazz, but didn't seem particularly interested in the other Autobot's presence.
_______________________________________

Ironhide's Office

"So, you want to go nab him?" Smokescreen asked Grotusque.

optimusskids
2008-11-04, 07:08 AM
Debris

Overdrive looked around

"Cosmos needs to go in first and cause a diversion so th eNebulans can sabotage their emergency generators. Once they give the signal that they're clear. You start your bit of the operation."

Ironhide's Office

Grotusque nodded

"let's do this..."

Blackjack
2008-11-04, 09:56 AM
Debris

"Hold a sec, Windcharger." Cosmos said. Turning to Punch and Overdrive he said, "That was Windcharger, Altihex's been hit and been hit bad. Nearly all the Cons have escaped. Searchlight is dead. They need a medic and tracker fast. I'm now forwarding the message to Prowl, smokescreen and Ultra Magnus..." as he pressed buttons in his arm.

To Overdrive he said, "Request permission to cause the 'fake mob', sir."

Suddenly he heard a crash and gunfire on the line to Windcharger before the line went dead. "Windy? Windcharger? Answer me!"

(OOC: See Altihex thread for details. :))

Arminius
2008-11-05, 01:55 AM
Peacekeepers, Inc.

After being lost in the streets for what had amounted to several breems, Seaspray finally reached the entrance to Peacekeepers, Inc. Several of the guards had been eliminated by the early arriving Wreckers so Seaspray went unnoticed. Moving toward the building at full speed, Seaspray fired a burst from the pair of laser cannons in front of his propellers.

Warcry
2008-11-05, 05:41 AM
Debris

"I should probably get going then," Powerglide told Overdrive. "Get into position and wait until it's time, you know."

The ex-Minibot grabbed a couple more belts of ammo for his autocannon, then headed for the door.
_____________________________________

Ironhide's Office

"I like the sound of that," Smokescreen said. He headed for the exit and transformed, but kept his speed down on account of his companion being some sort of ungainly flying cat thing.

optimusskids
2008-11-05, 07:26 AM
Ironhides Office

Grotusque bounded along the corridor following Smokescreen.

"On a related note we will have to find a solution to the refugee camps soon. All those refugee camps will be a breeding ground for crimals and terrorism if we're not careful. We need to weed out the marginal cons that can become Autobots and dispose of the rest. Give them supplies to reach Gigatron or Protihex. What do you think Smokey?"

zigzagger
2008-11-06, 02:57 AM
Border Regions, Peacekeepers Inc

As one of the goons flopped lifelessly backwards from Broadside’s attack – a gun shot to the face – Axer, with cat-like reflexes (OOC: Action Master upgrades have to be good for something, them being “harder, better, faster, stronger and more alive” and stuff ;)), dashed around the office in a crescent-shaped path as Whirl’s null ray barrage exploded behind him.

The bounty-hunter tossed one of his shotguns at the incoming salvo, knowing that his weapon’s own electrical properties would absorb the null ray’s incapacitating capabilities. Malfunctioning, the gun exploded on contact, absorbing the blunt of Whirl’s attack.

As Axer’s path brought him closer to Whirl, he activated a compartment on his lower arm, and shot a small javelin directly at the Wrecker’s ray module, hoping to “cork” it.

---

After yet another entourage fell from Seaspray and Topspin’s attacks, the remaining goons found cover behind the various pieces of furniture throughout the room and returned fire.

---

Outside the Vertigo

First Aid moved back against the wall of the nearby building and watched as Sunsteaker dispensed with his assailants with a certain level of zeal, if not style.

“I’m alright, if not duly shaken up,” First Aid answered.

He nodded at Sunstreaker’s suggestion as dragged the unconscious body of one of the assassins into the alley way and quickly began work to reanimate the attacker.

“Better act quickly. Sparkcore stabilizer failure - and it’s at potential meltdown,” First Aid concluded.

After retrieving an emergency kit from a sub-spaced pocket, First Aid hastily fashioned a makeshift placeholder around the overheating spark casing, pressed a few switches inside his “patient’s” chest cavity and waited for a response.

When the assassin showed the first signs of reanimation, First Aid immediately began to press him for answers .

“Who are you? And why did you attack me?” First Aid sternly asked.

“…kkk…Y-you’re still alive,” The assassin weakly whispered. He tilted his head slightly, noticing Sunstreaker then returned his gaze to First Aid. “…kkk...not alone, so I see. Un…unpredicted. A m-mistake that will be amended next time.”

“You didn't answer my earlier question - who are you?” First Aid demanded, his tone growing slightly angrier. “Next time?”

“We know about the W-Wrecker’s plot...kkk…and we know who you are – First Aid. Not…not the…kkk…first time you’ve asked q-q-questions. We know,” he told the medic. The weaken assassin struggled with his vocal processor as he continued “Y-you’re marked for extermination…You will die.”

---

(EDIT - OOC: Okay, so to clear this up - Windcharger's transmission was picked up by Blaster, who relayed it to Prowl, but was intercepted by Optimus. Confused yet? ;))

Nova Prime Avenue

“That is a matter of perspective,” Prowl told Crosshairs. “True, I – and I would imagine many others – would not like a repeat of what has happened here, but sudden Autobot occupation, on top of the forces already present, in Protihex could be perceived as a possible invasion.”

The Autobot commander paused to contemplate a logical course of action. Finding it, he then resumed. “Nevertheless, I agree that growing Space Mafia activity must be quashed before it escalates into…well, this,” Prowl gestured to the charred remains of the factory behind him. “Therefore, preemptive measures are in order. Compile what information you of Space Mafia activity in Protihex and the unit designated Blackshadow.”

Prowl uncharacteristically grinned. “These foreign affairs much be approached delicately, so I want this surreptitious as possible. I am certain you can draw up a compelling case, Crosshairs. ”

-------

Autobase, Administration

As Optimus continued to confer with Ultra Magnus (OOC: see the early post, SCSW :)), he intercepted the call from Blaster - relaying a transmission from Windcharger - sent from Altihex over one the many hovering monitors at his station. He nodded his head slowly as the message was relayed. After the transmission ended, he pressed a switch on the console that sat before him, sending out a transmission to all available Autobots.

“Attention: This is Optimus Prime. All available officers report immediately to the Autobase Briefing Auditorium for assignment.”

(OOC: This means, anyone. Fixit, Sideswipe, Brawn – Prime’s looking at you, if they are interested. ;) )

Prime then swung his chair back towards Ultra Magnus.

“It is as I feared,” Prime told him. “It is time that we take the offensive. We must act now. Does my offer to you still stand, Magnus?”

wyze2099
2008-11-06, 03:38 AM
Punch, Debris

Cosmos explained the situation at the Sentinel Prime Detention Centre at Altihex, and Punch shifted uncomfortably. After he'd left the Autobots, Punch had entertained the idea of turning himself in as Counterpunch and getting himself locked away for everyone's own safety.

He had to wonder how differently the disaster at the prison would have turned out if he'd been present. Perhaps he would have helped turn the tide in the Autobots' favor. Maybe he would have been violently turned into scrap metal. He didn't see a problem with either scenario.

Overdrive's team prepared to depart for whatever it was they were going to do, but Punch found it hard to care in light of the Altihex situation. Moments later, Optimus Prime's address rang through the speaker system, calling on all available officers. Punch wondered whether or not he qualified as an available officer, considering he hadn't officially rejoined the Autobots, and he was about to embark on a separate mission.

Then again, he seemed to qualify enough to even be on a mission in the first place.

"So ... should we get that?" he asked Overdrive, gesturing in the direction of the intercom speaker.

optimusskids
2008-11-06, 07:40 AM
Debris

Overdrive paused

"No Soldier we can't let Whirl and his crew down, sides comand are aware they'll deal with it, you can be sure."

Chip1123
2008-11-06, 03:16 PM
Topspin's fire downed another guard, but shots peppered his area. A few rounds struck the floor in front of him, and caused shrapnel to come up and into his right leg, piercing armor and some internal components. "Frag!" He said, stumbling backwards for a moment. As he stumbled, a shot whizzed where his head had been moments before. That was close... he said, and fired off 2 shots at the survivng guard on the right.

Blaster
2008-11-06, 08:08 PM
Outside the Vertigo.

Sunstreaker stood back with his arms crossed as he watched First Aid and the hired goon. He didn't really care about what the goon had to say, he knew that everything was going to come down to going after Doubledealer. He was focusing more on who he could pull a favor from or abuse into giving the information he needed. He looked down at the fried mech and slowly moved towards him, kneeling down. He also knew they couldn't wait much longer, the weapon fire had alerted patrons and nearby citizens.

"Tell me more. Tell me who you work for and how much they're paying Doubledealer. You can answer while you're alive and we take you to Iacon for repairs or you can cease functioning and I pull out your central processors and find out that way."

Warcry
2008-11-07, 05:17 AM
Ironhide's Office

"I'm tempted to suggest deporting them all, by force if necessary," Smokescreen said to Grotusque. "After all, the Decepticons only have a finite set of resources, and the strain that all these returning refugees would put on them would be tremendous. It's cruel and inhumane, but in the long run it could prevent another all-out war by smothering our enemies where they stand."

He sighed.

"Of course, Prime would never allow it. And for good reason, of course." Smokescreen wasn't quite sure he believed that last part.
______________________________________

Peacekeepers Inc.

Whirl twisted away from Axer's attack, but felt the short javelin slice into the power lines that fed his null ray module anyway. Without missing a beat, the ungainly Autobot executed a surprisingly agile snap-kick, a ski-foot arcing toward the Action Master's face.
______________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

"I fail to see the downside of that," Crosshairs shrugged as Prowl described the potential for an Autobot invasion of Protihex to be seen as...well, an invasion. "But if you need a pretext, then I'll get pretexting away."

wyze2099
2008-11-07, 06:28 AM
Punch, Debris

Overdrive was right, Punch supposed. He'd gone through all the trouble of volunteering for the group's various missions and driven to the Archives and back; stepping out on them now would just be rude. The Altihex relief efforts could probably do without him.

Nodding to Overdrive, he stepped forward. "All right, then ... what's the plan?"

Blackjack
2008-11-07, 07:27 AM
(OOC: @ ziggy: Cosmos actually forwarded the message to Ultra Magnus, so whichever way you choose Prime would still intercept it. ;) )

Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside, still in the office, lunged at Axer's other thugs with his vibro-axe. He noticed Whirl fighting Axer. As much as he want to beat up the bounty hunter, he knew better than to interrupt Whirl when he's battling.

He swung and kicked a thug towards the window.
_______________________

Debris

Cosmos transformed into saucer mode. the High Command will take care of things, he mused.

Saying to Overdrive, "I'll create the distraction now..." as he sent messages to the nearby entertainment complex...

StoneCold Skywarp
2008-11-07, 08:11 PM
Ultra Magnus had been silent for what seemed like an age... (;))

"Shall we say then, Prime, that my command be deferred pending return from my further duties..."

Ultra Magnus paused as Cosmos' relayed communication came through.

"It would appear to be worse than we imagined Optimus. There are too many high-level security risks -- or were too many -- to be handled by our dilapidated forces at Altihex. I will head there immediately."

Ultra Magnus stood from his chair and looked out over Iacon.

"I will do what must be done...what others cannot."

optimusskids
2008-11-07, 10:12 PM
enroute

Grotusque bounded along nodding.

"It would be worth cherry picking a few that may be Autobot material and the mor ecompetent types we don't want to make things too easy for the Decepticons. Plus theres no guarantee they'd go where there wanted they'd probably end up in Protihex, which is unstable enough as it is."

CBC News Studio

Anchor looked at the camera and then at his guests.

"So Senator Chase , What is your take on breaking events in Altihex. "

Chase looked into the camera

"I'm not aware of the full details but I susoect that the last round of budget cuts won't have helped our military forces are overstretched and wary after millions of years of war."

Anchor looked at the Senator

"How can you justify, your demands for more money we are at peace with the Decepticons and the Quintessons are a spent force. What do you think some of your colleagues recent demands that members of the armed forces be released into academia so as to pass on their skills."

Chase nodded steepling his fingers.

"An interesting question and one I plan to address during my campaign for President of the high Council . While academia is a very important , some of these specialists are fufilling important roles in the armed forces. I believe that a limited programme of day release with Autobots spitting there time between academic and military duties may be more fitting. However any Veterans that wish to retire back into academia would be more than welcome. I support education in all its forms as my recent support of the Veterans education bill shows."

Warcry
2008-11-09, 06:16 AM
Enroute

"True, true," Smokescreen admitted to Grotusque. "But I don't know how far we could trust these potential defectors, though. After all, if they abandoned the Decepticon cause what is to say they won't do the same to ours when the mood strikes?"
______________________________________

In the air

Powerglide headed toward the Tzai building that Overdrive had tapped him to bomb. He was more than a little eager to try out his new body in a live-fire scenario.

Blackjack
2008-11-09, 11:26 AM
Skies

Cosmos, hovering in the sky, asked Overdrive, "What's the crowd supposed to do again?"

In the tension caused by his talking to Windcharger, he had forgotten what the rabble was supposed to do.

optimusskids
2008-11-09, 04:06 PM
[B]Enroute/B]

Overdrive led his troops out of debris

"Lets get going."

He replied to Cosmos

"It's a distraction to allow the nebulans to infiltrate the building."


~*~

CBC Newsroom

"And now the headline. Today security forces defused a bomb planted by the Radical Blue Army thought to be a radical splinter of the Maritime Alliance party. Questions were asked in the house about the refugee problem and Senator Chase announced that he will be running for President."

wyze2099
2008-11-09, 06:12 PM
En route

Transforming back to car mode, Punch followed Overdrive and the others out of Debris, and out of Autobase altogether. Whatever their plan was, he wanted to be a part of it. He found he wanted to be a part of something after all these years of inactivity. As long as it didn't involve Counterpunch.

optimusskids
2008-11-09, 06:36 PM
Enroute

Overdrive peeled off

"Sorry about that Punch but we've got to stick to our deadline. We're going to assault a office building owned by Tzai industries. We're going to scoop up every bit of information possible . It's going to be a quick in and out raid."

Arminius
2008-11-09, 09:07 PM
Peacekeepers Inc.

Seaspray continued to blast the building with his lasers. Due to his lack of mobility on land or in robot mode, the minibot knew that it would be best to not get too close to the combat going on inside.

optimusskids
2008-11-10, 12:52 AM
Enroute

Grotusque bounded along

"very true but what can we do we can't just kill them all. Our hand sare pretty tied especially with the politicos sniffing around."

wyze2099
2008-11-10, 05:47 AM
Enroute

"An assault on an office building, huh?" Punch commented, mulling it over as he drove in the group led by Overdrive. "That could be fun; I haven't done any fighting in a while. And during my research into Tzai, I uncovered some information about the various building layouts which could be useful. Want me to send you the same file I sent Whirl?"

Warcry
2008-11-11, 06:13 AM
Enroute

"The military's hands are tied," Smokescreen corrected Grotusque gently. "Mine aren't. It's hard for the politicians to control an organization that doesn't officially exist, after all. All the same, mass murder is something I'd just as soon avoid."

optimusskids
2008-11-11, 07:11 AM
Enroute

Scoop rumbled along heading for Tzai HQ

~*~

Overdrive turned left

"That would be excellent."


~*~

Grotsque nodded as he hopped over a small obstacle.

"it's a difficult situation. We could I suppose get them hooked on drugs, leak them into the camp....."

Blackjack
2008-11-11, 09:33 AM
Skies

Cosmos said to Overdrive, "I've sent the message to the crowds in the entertainment center. They should be rabble-ing... Oh, right about now. It's funny what a little leaked rumour about a popular string of movies being cancelled would do..."
___________________

Entertainment Plaza

A crowd is gathering, demonstrating around the plaza. (OOC: it's all yours opskids.)

Roethlisberger7
2008-11-12, 02:21 AM
Outside Autobot HQ

After walking for several breems the five Autobot Pretenders reached Iacon.

"Man we've got to get alternate modes for our shells or at least equip them with flight capabilities." Groundbreaker was tired from the long trek from Altihex to Iacon and was one to always speak his mind.

Sky High nodded in agreement even though he knew that his shell could fly. "I guess it could have been farther."

There was a sudden silence as the group's leader, Landmine, stared at the entrance of the headquarters, his saber and astro blaster raised.

Splashdown broke the silence. "You sure you want to go through with this boss?"

"Yes. Someone must be held responsible for that fiasco. Let us proceed," said Landmine, walking through the entrance.

"Well we're behind you all the way," said Splashdown, following.

The group of Pretenders entered the headquarters. An uneasy Waverider trailed behind.

optimusskids
2008-11-12, 07:06 AM
Side Street Near Tzai HQ

Scoop trundled to a stop and his 2 partners hopped down and erected cones and an orange and white striped tent. They disappeared inside and started to remove a mech hole cover.

The Fighting Fossil

A marine alt moded Autobot reached into a bag under his tabe before rising and hurrying towards the door.

Furlong's Manufacturory


Chase looked round the shop floor followed by a small gaggle of an entourage the Factory manager and a couple of reporters.

He turned to the manager

"So if we were to disarm and return to a peace footing with the decepticons 40% of your worfoce would need to be laid off."

zigzagger
2008-11-13, 06:35 AM
Border Regions

“We know nothing of Doubledealer, or the details involving him here (OOC: They honestly don’t know those details.),” The assassin told Sunstreaker, struggling to raise his hand to point at his fallen comrades, all slain by the yellow-clad Autobot. “We have no reservation towards dying for our cause, and you will find no information of value in us – kkk – G-Sanitize chemical caplets implanted into our neural processors – kkk – Standard protocol…set to enact once in critical stasis."

(OOC: The sanitization chemicals was something I established quite awhile ago :)).”

“I will die with them soon,” The assassin faintly told the two Autobots. “But, as was I defeated soundly and fairly in combat, I will grant you this - kkk – We received a tip from a source within your very ranks. We do not know who, but it is how we learned of the Wrecker’s plot. As we speak – kkk – by the dozens, my people advance towards Peacekeepers Inc. They will kill Axer…and your Wrecker friends. If you are lucky as you are a formidable fighter – kkk – you’ll find your answers there…..”

As the assassin deliberately slipped into stasis lock, First Aid, now more confused than ever, looked up towards Sunstreaker.

---

Peacekeepers Inc.

As he sped forwards, Axer throw up his left arm to guard his face from Whirl’s long-footed kick. Though the attack certainly missed the Action Master’s mug, the impact was still definitely felt, causing Axer to stumble backwards.

“Oww! You misshaped freak,” Axer flailed his hand, the hidden compartment that housed his mini-spears now dented shut by Whirl’s attack.

Knowing a challenge when he saw one, Axer returned his remaining shotgun onto his back, corrected his stance, and then gestured with his finger, inviting the Wrecker to advance. “Hey, nice reflexes. Alright then, come on - show me you got.”

---

Meanwhile, as one of Axer’s remaining goons charged at Broadside’s attack, clearing himself from the window and Seaspray’s salvo, another goon fell from the stray fire from the same mini-bot’s barrage and Topspin’s attacks.

---

Autobase, Administration

(OOC: Hey, we need Autobots for the Altihex cause. If you are interested report to Autobase’s Briefing Auditorium...Please :))

“I am glad to hear that, Magnus,” Optimus told him. “You best take your leave to Altihex then. We need to make up for lost time. I will be sending in additional reinforcements soon. Good luck.”

“Now, there is one further matter I must see to,” Optimus said. Flipping a switch on the nearby console, he opened a transmission signal. “Blaster, this is Optimus Prime. Do you have a moment?”

Nova Prime Avenue

“Yes, exactly. A pretext. I am pleased you understand, Crosshairs” Prowl smirked, once again uncharacteristic of the Autobot commander. "Though Protihex does not have a stable infrastructure, ours in not to take advantage. We would not wear these badges if we did." Prowl pointed to the the Autobot insignia on his chest.

"Besides, word has reached me that Optimus Prime has once again taken up residence in Autobase," he continued. "I have little doubt he is all too aware of the situation in Protihex. I’m certain he will consider our case, and if not, he will at least listen to reason from me."

"Now, back to Autobase," He told the (former) Targetmaster. "We have a strategy to formulate. Everyone is accounted for here, and the officers handling the factory excavation have been instructed to report to us if they discover anything.”

Warcry
2008-11-13, 06:47 AM
Enroute

Smokescreen made a disagreeable noise. "That would only make the situation worse," he disagreed with Grotusque. "Drug use would lead to increased criminal activity and would only encourage the Space Mafia and their rivals into trying to get another foothold inside Iacon's borders."
______________________________________

In the air

Powerglide's internal clock pinged, and he dove toward the ground, firing a photon bomb at the small Tzai building Overdrive had pointed him toward and strafing it with his autocannon.

optimusskids
2008-11-13, 07:17 AM
Underground

Holepunch and Tracer worked their way though the sewer and into an electrical conduit.


Enroute

Grotusque nodded

"I guess theres no easy solution to the Refugee problem."


~*~

Chainclaw padded into the Autobot Briefing Audiotorium.

wyze2099
2008-11-13, 08:06 AM
Punch, En route

"Okay, one moment," Punch told Overdrive, then sent him the saved file of Tzai Industries info he'd stored in his memory bank. As he and the rest of the group approached their destination, Punch could see Powerglide's fireworks light up the Tzai building up ahead.

Pretty explosions, he found himself thinking. Not on par with the Decepticons' level of fun, but it'll do.

That thought disturbed him immensely.

Blaster
2008-11-13, 08:09 PM
Outside the Vertigo

Sunstreaker listened to the assassin's words and then nodded. "Die well." Was all he said as the mech's spark faded, although the words were somewhat hollow. He looked at First Aid then down the the alleyway. "There are not enough of me to cover all these bases and after this little display, and we can't split up." A traitor at Iacon, a trap for the Wreckers and Doubledealer's involvement in the abduction of a former Autobot. Sunstreaker sighed heavily I hate doing this. He flipped a channel open and started to walk away motioning for First Aid to follow.

"Sunstreaker to Sideswipe, I... need your help."

~~~~

Enroute back to Autobase

Brawn and Sideswipe had both dropped the civi moving service routine right when the call for Autobots for the Althiex mission went out. Although they didn't get very far before the distress call reached Sideswipe.

"You need my help?" Sideswipe asked smugly over internal radio, careful not to let Brawn know who he was talking too. "That's rich! What do you ne--" He was cut off by an irate Suntreaker, who quickly explained the situation and what was needed of him.

"I just remembered neither of us told Prowl we were gonna bail. You go on ahead, I'm quicker!" Sideswipe said quickly before pulling a quick U-Turn and speeding off towards Peacekeepers INC

"Alright!" Brawn replied as he kept chugging along towards Autobase

~~~~

Iacon Radio Tower

"I hear ya, Prime and I'm all audio recepters" Blaster replied to the Autobot leader.

Blackjack
2008-11-14, 01:29 PM
Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside incapacitated goon by goon, alternating by using his mortar launcher, vibro-axe or using bare hands. He is very happy in his own element. Throwing a grenade towards a cabinet, Broadside laughed as it went up in a fireball.
\
When one of Axer's goons lunged at him, Broadside threw the large table towards the goon. This is much more fun than dropping on the whole building in you-know-what-mode!

"Whirl, is there anything in particular you want from this place?"
_____________

Skies

Cosmos, having created the distraction, flew towards where Powerglide is. He monitored the local communications frequencies for any suspicious activity. "Nice fireworks. Seems your new body suits your flashy style."

He opened fire himself on the building that Powerglide strafed previously.
_____________

Autobase, Briefing Auditorium

Scattershot landed outside the Autobase in jet mode. The Technobot leader transformed into robot mode and stepped inside. Catching the sight of a very familiar figure, he said, "Optimus Prime! It's... good to see you again. I heard the call."

Warcry
2008-11-15, 07:21 AM
Enroute

(OOC: I've forgotten where they're going to find this guy. :( )

"That's true. But if it were easy," Smokescreen reminded Grotusque fatalistically, "it wouldn't need our attention, would it?"
______________________________________

In the air

Powerglide looped around for another pass, this time taking care to strafe the building's parking lot, crippling several shuttlecraft that were sitting there unattended.

"Well, hey...talent is talent no matter what package you put it in, right?"
______________________________________

Peacekeepers Inc.

Whirl cocked his head to the side as if he didn't understand what Axer was saying. He seemed to consider the Action Master's words for a few seconds...and then he pulled out his photon rifle and tried to melt Axer's legs off.

"You just don't get it," he told the bounty hunter. "This isn't one of your pit fights, I'm not one of the down-and-out cannon fodder fighters you toss into the ring to die for your fans' amusement, and I'm not going to play by your rules."

To Broadside he replied, "Just Axer here."
______________________________________

Nova Prime Avenue

"Aye, sir," Crosshairs replied to Prowl before transforming to vehicle mode and rolling toward Autobase.

zigzagger
2008-11-15, 11:57 AM
Side Street, Near The Tzai Industry Holdings Building

In Iacon’s business district, as the second Wrecker detachment led by Overdrive carried out their task, a throng of vehicles approached their position - police type vehicles.

The ISS had been alerted by a Tzai employee that an assault was underway at building the company owned - a tip the company itself received by an Autobot operating with the Wreckers on this raid. They had been dispatched to investigate, and if necessary, enforce.

----

Border Regions, Peacekeepers Inc.

As the showdown inside Axer’s office continued, outside, 4 sleek, dark armored mechs advanced on Seaspray’s position, each wielding energon-blades.

“Your role here is finished,” one of the mechs told the mini-bot.

The trap had been sprung.

---

Meanwhile, inside, the coming to blows persisted….

Axer split his legs mid-air, leaping over Whirl’s low photon blast. The energy blast soared past him, connecting to a nearby sofa, and then burst into flames as Axer deftly landed.

“Pff, nice shot," he scoffed. "Aww, and I liked that sofa too. Could aim a touch higher next time, if it's me you're shooting at.”

He unsheathed his shotgun from his back, and aimed at Whirl’s head, but did not fire.

“Though, I wouldn’t be so self-righteous, Wrecker,” Axer told him. “You people aren’t exactly innocent bystanders here. It’s just how the Border Region operates. So save the bravado for…”

KRRRRRSSHHH

Axer gasped as a barrage of machine-gun fire suddenly crashed through the row of large windows in the office. He was barely able lean backwards just as the stray shots flew over his chin and met the wall behind him.

His remaining entourage was not so fortunate however, as they were repeatedly punctured by the sudden incoming projectiles.

When the bombardment ceased, from the skylight above, 5 dark-clad mechs fell through the ceiling, landing between Whirl and the Action Master.

Three dozen more swarmed into the office, while, simultaneously, another group swung down to the window ledges outside, then smashed through. In a militaristic fashion, they quickly positioned themselves around Axer and the Wreckers, each brandishing rifles or energon-based weapons.

“You - deal with Axer,” one of the assassins told ten of the mechs, presumably in a commanding position, then signaled to the rest. “The blue, one-optic mechanoid is their leader. Focus your attacks on him first, then kill the rest."

“Oh frag,” Axer muttered as the large group of assassins jumped him.

As the actionmaster fired off his shotgun at his attackers, the rest, as they continued to swarm into the room, advanced on the Wreckers.

(OOC: These guys you can do as you please. Have fun! There’s plenty where they came from. The commanding assassin, though, is under my control :))

Autobase, Administration

“Good,” Optimus Prime replied to Blaster. “As you are aware, the state of affairs in Altihex has been split wide open, serving as a blatant contravention of an already strained alliance. We are well beyond tact. This operation necessitates capable field experience. I require an appropriate field commander for such an undertaking, Blaster. Are you interested?”

wyze2099
2008-11-16, 07:20 AM
Punch, Side Street, Near The Tzai Industry Holdings Building

Almost immediately after Punch's file transfer finished being sent to Overdrive, quite a few police-bots approached the group. For a fleeting instant, Punch dared to entertain the idea that maybe they were here to help with the raid on Tzai. He very much doubted that, though. These mechs were headed straight for them in an attempt to surround the Autobots, and even in vehicle mode they looked pissed.

"I get the feeling this wasn't in the plan," Punch muttered to Overdrive. "How should we handle this?"

It figured: first day back with the Autobots and he was already about to become an enemy of the state.

Warcry
2008-11-16, 07:34 AM
Peacekeepers Inc.

Whirl didn't so much as flinch as the assassins sprayed the room with fire and burst in, unwilling to show any fear in front of these new attackers.

"Friends of yours?" he asked Axer, although it was patently obvious that they weren't. Without waiting for the assassins to get any closer, he shot the nearest one in the face with his incendiary shell cannon, then started to indiscriminately blast and black-hued frame that got between himself and the Action Master.

"Still think that you've got a sweet gig here, or have you given my offer a second thought?"

optimusskids
2008-11-16, 09:58 AM
Enroute

Overdrive and Punch were the only two in the group to be approached by the ISS as the others were carrying out there tasks.

Overdrve replied on a scrambled, encoded frequency to Punch

"play it cool we're just two mechs out for a drive come to investigate a rumour that our favourite series of films is being discontinued. We head for the entertainment complex and wait to see what they do next."

~*~

The police waveband crackled to life as Powerglide and Cosmos attacked the decoy building.

"All units respond , further to our tip off a building is being attacked belonging to Tzai Industries on West Circuit. All unit proceed to this location and detain the attacking force over. They are armed and dangerous exercise extreme caution."


~*~

Holepunch dropped from the conduit into the room containing the back up generator and helped Tracer down swiftly they started to attach explosives.



~*~

Grotusque came to a halt outside Refugee Camp no. 3

"ok he's inside here, we need to be discreet we don't want the other Cons to get suspicious. There could be moles in the camp."

Arminius
2008-11-16, 06:38 PM
Peacekeepers Inc.

Seaspray knew that he was no match for the four armored mechs and that he wasn't about to get any assistance from the Wreckers or any other Autobots. Still in his vehicle mode, the minibot retreated backward in reverse, sending a laser barrage at the nearest mech. While firing, he activated his comm on all Autobot channels. "This is Seaspray requesting reinforcements at Peacekeepers Inc. Situation critical!" How do I get into these messes?

Roethlisberger7
2008-11-16, 08:14 PM
Autobot HQ, Corridors

The transmission from Seaspray came over the comm channels of all five of the Autobot Pretenders. They immediately stopped proceeding down the corridor.

Landmine was the first to respond to the group. "Seaspray is in trouble. Sky High, fly ahead and provide immediate assistance. We'll proceed on foot."

Sky High separated from his shell, his robot mode ran toward the exit. Once outside, Sky High transformed into his helicopter mode and took off for Peacekeepers Inc.

Landmine continued after Sky High departed. "Splashdown, get a message off to Seaspray and let him know we're on our way." Landmine wanted to exact revenge for Crossblades injuries but knew that the Autobot Pretenders would have to wait.

Splashdown opened a comm channel to Seaspray as the group exited Autobot headquarters. "Seaspray this is Splashdown. Hang in there little buddy, help is on the way!"

wyze2099
2008-11-17, 04:58 AM
Punch, Near The Tzai Industry Holdings Building

"Play it cool?" Punch replied on the scrambled frequency. "I can do that." One thing he was good at was blending into the background and calling a minimum of attention to himself. It had served him well as an Autobot spy, and it had helped him keep a low profile in the numerous other jobs he'd had over the years.

He paused as he drove toward the entertainment complex, then sent another scrambled message. "So, what movie series is it, anyway? I have to admit I haven't kept up much with the entertainment industry in recent years."

Blaster
2008-11-17, 06:02 AM
The Vertigo

Sunstreaker turned towards First Aid, "So do we go after Blades or go to Iacon and report what we learned here?" He asked, "This is your call."

~~~~

Iacon Radio Tower

Blaster looked over at Slamdance quickly, "Think you can hold the fort while I gotake out some 'Cons?" The cassette combiner nodded which brought a big grin to Blaster's face.

"Prime, you got your bot, I'll be there soon to pimpslap that Decepticon plot." Blaster quickly pushed away from the desk and headed towards the elevator.

~~~~

Border Regions -- Peacekeepers Inc

Sideswipe knew he was too late to warn them about the trap when he got Seaspray's distress call. He quickly approached the building and got lucky enough to spot the mini-bot and his overly-rough friends.

"Hey Seaspray! Be careful, it's a trap!" Sideswipe yelled with a tongue-in-cheek tone. His boisterous entrance drew the attention of the four attackers who Sideswipe now barrelled towards. Caught by the surprise of the speed and insanity of Sideswipe, only two of the four managed to get out of the way as Sideswipe slammed into them, sending the other two sailing over top of the red Lamborghini. With his hood now dented, Sideswipe pulled a one-eighty and drove at Seaspray transforming and flipping up next to the mini-bot.

Central Iacon

Brawn continued to chug as fast as he could towards the Althiex meeting.

Blackjack
2008-11-17, 09:02 AM
Administration Autobase

"I heard that part about a team." Scattershot said, smiling wolfishly to Optimus Prime, "Count me in, chief."

The Technobot leader swung his guns around.
___________________

Skies

"UH-oh." Cosmos said to Powerglide, "looks like someone bought the cops. I thought they were responding to another emergency... No matter."

He sent a different sort of communications to the police officers under him, beaming the signal to the police HQ first, ordering them to return to HQ.
___________________

Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside let loose a barrage of bullets on the seemingly endless amount of dark-clad warriors. But they were too many, and Broadside's bulk doesn't actually make him a hard target. An energon blade embedded itself in Broadside's shoulder.

Broadside laughed, "Now that's more like it. I was thinking this mission would only involve a simple takedown."

Broadside barreled through half a dozen of the mech, shooting another one point-blank in the head, and throwing another out of the window. He continued the carnage, lopping the heads off a spear-brandishing mech and his gun-toting comrade with his vibro-axe.

As an energon mace got through his thick armour, Broadside cursed, "Damn, these guys are good. And well-equipped." It's suicide to use carrier mode. And I was so looking forward to it...

optimusskids
2008-11-17, 12:35 PM
Near Tzai HQ

Overdrive called Cosmos on his scrambled channel

"Hi Cosmos we've got police active down here, hopefully they'll get called away to you distraction , just in case what was the name of that film series you organisedthe protest about?"


He then called up Powerglide

"Powerglide we've got cops active down here hopefully they'll be attracted to your decoy, dont take out the traffic control computer until they're the other side of that sector."

Blackjack
2008-11-17, 01:43 PM
Skies

Cosmos replied to Overdrive, "a few, actually. 'More than Meets my Eye', 'Golden Optics', human movie screenings and the Detective Midnight line of movies..."

Chip1123
2008-11-17, 03:10 PM
Topspin saw the bots come through the window and knew things were about to get rough. There were simply too many of them. "Whirl, what have you gotten us into?" Topspin said as he transformed, reved his engines, and barreled into 2 bots near the window, knocking them out and to the ground below. He fired shots into the crowd indiscriminatly, knowing he would hit at least a few of them - it was hard not to.

He was still firing when one of their attackers jumped on him and drove him into the ground. Topspin transformed, but the bot was already atop him and slamming his fists into the bots face. "Little help here guys?" Topspin yelled as he tried fending off his attacker.

StoneCold Skywarp
2008-11-17, 08:10 PM
Ultra Magnus nodded in agreement as he turned on his heel and made his way to the door. He stooped at the chair he had vacated and picked up his rifle.

Making his way outside and into Iacon Optimus Prime's words rattled through Magnus' head. He knew what he had to do but had reluctantly agreed to Optimus' terms to keep him in the loop.

Magnus transformed to his trailer mode and roared through Iacon's streets and opened a channel to Cosmos.

"Cosmos, this is Ultra Magnus, message received loud and clear. I'm coming in, but I'm coming in quiet, I trust your discretion will be absolute. Magnus out."

grimkuz
2008-11-18, 05:33 AM
(ooc. sorry about the long absense, ive been busy with end of year 12 exams)

skylynx flew into iacon, after his work in protihex. "well if thats quite rude, no one is here to congratulate me on the quite excellent work i had made in protihex."

as he moved around iacon he saw bostron sitting out side of the iacon medical institute
"hello there, new autobot," skylynx said flying in " can you tell me what your doing out here?"

"i honestly dont know" bostron said looking up at the large autobot " hey do you wanna see what everyones doing?"


"sure why not" skylynx said transforming back to shuttle mode.

bostron got into skylynx and they flew off.
Flying around Iacon Skylynx spotted Powerglide " i say powerglide" skylynx called out. " do you need any of my brilliant assistance?"

Warcry
2008-11-18, 06:37 AM
Refugee Camp #3

"I think we can take that as a given, yeah," Smokescreen told Grotusque. "Should we play bad cops so that he doesn't get in trouble for cooperating, you think?"
______________________________________

In the air

"You got it," Powerglide told Overdrive. Then, he swung around and strafed a hovercraft parkade, causing several million shanix worth of damage to a collection of very large transport vehicles.

"Not particularly," he told Sky Lynx. "My own limitless talents are more than capable of doing what needs to be done. Feel free to stay and watch me take care of business, though."
______________________________________

Peacekeepers Inc.

"You knew what you were signing on for when you agreed to come," Whirl told Topspin, not entirely uncaringly. He fired a few photon beams in the direction of his comrade's attackers, but his attention was firmly set on wading through the sea of attackers toward Axer.

Chip1123
2008-11-18, 04:29 PM
"You said thugs, not assassins! Little bit of a difference!" Topspin said to Whirl as he got hit in the mouth again. Topspin grabbed the bot above him and flipped him above and behind where they had been struggling on the floor, hitting another assassin. Topspin jumped to his feet and fired at the 2 bots on the floor, taking them out of the fight.

Topspin pulled out a shotgun from cyberspace, one of the weapons he had gotten from the armory at Debris, and fired into the crowd of attackers, being careful not to hit his comrades.


--------------------------------
(OOC: Highbrow is needing somewhere to go to - can he attend Optimus Prime's summons?)

optimusskids
2008-11-18, 10:42 PM
Refugee Camp no.3

Grotusque nodded

"he might be useful in the future so we better put on a bit of a show."

Roethlisberger7
2008-11-19, 09:32 PM
Peacekeepers Inc.

Descending toward the building, Sky High opened fire with his particle beam cannons on one of the armored mechs advancing on Seaspray. "Alright Seaspray the cavalry is here and more is on the way," said Sky High.

Peacekeepers Inc. (Enroute)

Landmine and the other Autobot Pretenders ran down the street toward Peacekeepers Inc., the source of Seaspray's distress call. They could see smoke rising in the distance, indicating that they were headed in the right direction.

Blackjack
2008-11-20, 12:44 PM
Skies

Cosmos replied to Ultra Magnus, "Uhh... sure thing, big guy."

Turning around to face Powerglide and Sky Lynx, Cosmos snickered, "oh, this is going to be interesting..."
______________

Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside kicked another assassin away, brandishing his vibro-axe, shouting, "well, these guys are good, but we're better. Thankfully-" His words are cut short as an energon axe shattered his shoulder armour.

The large mech cleaved the responsible mech into two before wading through the assassins, trying to reach Topspin. Strength in numbers, he thought as he shot an assassin sneaking up behind his fellow Wrecker.

"Keep shooting. Looks like backup is here!" he laughed when he saw Sky High, "although whoever sent them really don't give us credit."

Reflector
2008-11-20, 03:42 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz took his drink and maneuvered toward his fellow officers, deftly sidestepping a developing fistfight between two drunks. Such occurrences were common here.

"So what's good, Yank?" he nodded to Hot Rod while sitting next to him. "Ain't seen you in a long time."

He watched the marine-shaped mech leave suspiciously, but didn't pursue. Yet, anyway.

optimusskids
2008-11-21, 12:08 AM
Fighting Fossil

Grimlock clambered on to a bar stool.

"More drinks, me Grimlock needs more drinks."

~*~

underneath the marine shaped mechs table inside the box a timer slowly began to count down.

zigzagger
2008-11-21, 10:47 AM
Iacon Business District, Near Tzai Industry Holdings Building

As the ISS approached the site, a patrol lead by Streetwise spotted Overdrive and Punch. As the patrol transformed to investigate, Streetwise paused as he received the false transmission sent by Cosmos.

“Halt,” Streetwise gestured to his fellow officers.

Meanwhile, in tandem with what was transpiring in the business district, at….

Iacon Security Service HQ

The message was heard loud and clear over at the ISS HQ’s emergency communications center.

As an operator began to process the call, the also present ISS security director, Red Alert, looked away from a non-related report he was reading and approached the officer.

“Hold on a klik. Who authorized that? It sure as the pit wasn’t me!” Red Alert demanded. “No, belay that order. Officers are to resume investigation.”

“Yes, sir,” The operator replied as he sent out a counter-signal. “The signal appears to be on a scrabbled frequency. No ID confirmed. Orders?”

“Decipher it if you can,” Red Alert replied. “Try to at least triangulate where it came from.”

Meanwhile....

Iacon Business District, Near Tzai Industry Holdings Building

“Understood,” Streetwise replied over his built-in com system. Pistol in hand, Streetwise approached Overdrive and Punch.

“I’m detective Streetwise with the ISS,” The former-Protectobot told the two Autobots.

As he approached, he looked the two Autobots up and down, recognizing that one of them was a Wrecker. “State your business here.”

----

Autobase, on the way to the Briefing Auditorium

“I will meet you in the Briefing Auditorium then, Blaster,” Optimus told him.

Taking his leave from the Administative Center, Optimus Prime walked down long corridor towards the Briefing Auditorium. Upon reaching his destination, the doors automatically sliding open, Optimus strode into the large forum, making his way down towards the podium at the front of the room.

(OOC: @ Chip1123 - Of course Highbrow can join the Altihex cause, and anyone else that is interested :))

(re-OOC: This post was split into two due to length. The rest is coming right up, depending if I am willing to wait for the thread to spread itself out, that is…..)

zigzagger
2008-11-21, 11:40 AM
Border Regions

(OOC: Told you it was long. My Axer deserves a long-winded, but humiliating defeat, you know :) )

First Aid considered Sunstreaker’s suggestions carefully. The logical choice would be to return to Iacon and report what they discovered, but, naturally, his curiosity got the better of him – it had gotten him this far.

“This Doubledealer. He knows what happened to Blades,” First Aid said. “I’m willing to follow up on that, I think. But where to start?”

-----

Peacekeepers Inc

Axer ignored the taunting from Whirl as he attempted ward off the multiple assassins that had surrounded him.

“Well, I hear Pz-Zazz is nice this time of year,” the Action Master quipped.

He fired off his shotgun, blowing a gaping hole in one of his attacker’s torso. But, before he could stop to gloat, another attacker came from behind and slashed Axer’s back with an energon-blade. “Gaagh!”

Axer moved to retaliate, shoving the hilt of his shotgun into the assassin’s olfactory sensor. This did little to daunt his attackers however, as they continued to advance. With each successful gunshot Axer made to an assassin’s face or midsection, another attack was made onto him, growing more lethal with each succession.

Axer understood this tactic all too well – they were weakening him for the kill.

“Smart, boys...” Axer said, the weariness slightly apparent in his voice. “But I’m craftier.”

In a fight-or-flight response, the Action Master espied the shattered rows of windows to his office, held out his wrist, and from a hidden compartment, launched out a grappling wire towards a building across the street from Peacekeepers Inc. Quickly, he reeled himself past dark-clad mechs, Whirl and out of through window, swinging widely towards the adjacent building.

“IDIOTS!” The commanding assassin screamed. “Don’t let him escape!”

As a small group of assassins drew their attention onto the escaping Axer, the commander, now angered, ran at Whirl, energon-blades clasped in each hand. “Your interference will no longer be tolerated!” (EDIT: OOC: Do whatever you want to him. I'm finished with him)

---

As Axer was pulled closer to the building, the cable was suddenly cut by incoming projectiles. He fell several stories before tumbling and skidding against the street below.

Though his Action Master armor absorbed most of the impact, he struggled to climb to his feet and remotely signal to his parked Turbo-Cycle to rescue him. Weaken by both the fall and the harm earlier inflicted onto him, Axer limped away as fast has he could when three assassins leapt down from the office high above and ran after him.

“Eh...Persistent little sycophants, aren’t you,” Axer weakly grumbled as he fired off his shotgun, taking one down. “Pathetic.”

Again this did not stop his remaining pursuers, as one successfully slashed at Axer’s mid-section, the other leaping at him. Now cradling a fresh wound with one hand, Axer fired and took out the lunging attacker with the other, again for the face, then tossed his shotgun at the other, distracting the assassin long enough to launch a hidden mini-spear through his opponent’s optics.

He finished just in time as his turbo-cycle rolled beside him. But, as he limped over to it, reaching for the cycle’s handle bars, the vehicle exploded suddenly, flinging the Action Master violently into the street.

Grunting in pain, Axer looked into the burning remains of his turbo-cycle as Doubledealer emerged from the flames, a charged bola swinging from his hand.

“Aww, leaving already? And the Wreckers seemed so intent on getting to know you better. You’re so rude, Axer,” he told the Action Master.

“D-Dealer?!”

“Shhh, hush now,” Dealer then tossed the charged, polymer-cabled bola at Axer. It quickly wrapped around the already weaken Action Master before letting out a powerful concussive charge.

Now laying unconscious, Dealer approached Axer’s body, knelling beside it.

“Oh, it’s soooo tempting,” Dealer said to the inert Axer. “I’m so fighting the urge right now, you slaggin’ coward, really I am. It’s hard. I could kill you so easily right now, Axer. Primus knows you fraggin’ deserve it for all the suffering you and your former-associate have caused here in the Regions. But that is a mercy that even a sleaze-ball like you doesn’t deserve. Still, knowing that you will rot slowly away somewhere, Axer, makes me feel all tingly inside.”

Producing a cable leash from a compartment from his waist, he hooked it onto the polymer-cables wrapped tightly around Axer. Standing back up, Dealer sadistically dragged the Action Master’s body back towards Peacekeepers until he was directly under the office high above.

He smiled as he could hear the Wreckers make slag out the followers of Tzai. Subspacing his usual gigantic shoulder mounted missile, he placed a long harpoon onto the now empty shoulder mounted cannon, tying the cable leash around it.

“Enjoy the flight, Axer,” Dealer chuckled as he shot the harpoon back up to the office above. The harpoon, along with Axer’s unconscious body, soared upwards until impaling itself to the outer wall of the building, just outside the office the Wreckers were fighting in. Axer’s body slammed heavily against the metal outer-paneling upon impact.

“A little present for you, Wreckers,” Dealer graciously bowed.

He then transformed into his falcon mode and soared off. “Now to check up on the medic and his buddy (OOC: That being Sunsteaker, of course).”

optimusskids
2008-11-21, 12:50 PM
Near Tzai HQ

Overdrive rolled to a stop and then transformed.

"Hi Streetwise, we're here about the films , you know Detective Midnight, The Decepticon Cop turned good , A pretender with a heart of gold, making the streets safe one criminal at a time. "It's my way or the Highway. They're due to make an announcement about the future of the franchise just over there."

He pointed at the crowd milling around

Blackjack
2008-11-21, 12:59 PM
Peacekeepers Inc

"Frag. Frag. FRAG!" Broadside had reached Topspin, beating the crap out of the Tzai goons, throwing one here and there, when he witnessed Axer escaping, but as he was about to give chase, Doubledealer got to the bounty hunter first.

"Whirl? What's he doing here?" Broadside pointed at Dealer as another thug fell prey to Broadside's firepower.

He threw the unconscious thug away as he examined the tied-up Axer, "Not so tough now, aren't ya?"
_______________________

Skies

"Whoops," Cosmos said as Streetwise moved forward to Overdrive and Punch, "Time to intervere..."

Knowing the same trick won't work twice, he floated down omniously, and asked in an innocent tone, "Streetwise! What are you doing here? We're just going to watch a movie, you know."
________________________

Autobase, Briefing Auditorium

Scattershot watched as Optimus Prime assumed his position in the podium before entering the auditorium, "So... what's cookin', big guy?"

Clogs
2008-11-21, 01:13 PM
Entering Iacon airspace

Mirage altered the flatbed transport controls slightly, correcting the flight path to the IMR, and his face was harder than drop-forged steel. "Turbofire, the Towers were my home," he said bitterly. "I was here when the Decepticons attacked."

He pointed through the large forward window. "There stood the oldest Tower on Cybertron, supposedly built by the First of the Thirteen. And there was the main Tower, taller even than Darkmount. Most of the ruins were robbed out by Empties during the megavorns I lay in stasis on Earth. Even the parklands were destroyed…" He gave a twisted grin. "Carpet bombing is effective, but I prefer to pick my hunt trophies more selectively."

Wheelie moved away from his lookout position at one side of the cabin and regarded Mirage closely. Many times, he knew, this tall blue and white mech had been suspected – had been publicly accused – of Decepticon leanings; maybe that was because Mirage would not normally refer to this part of his life? Maybe the scars ran deeper than anyone had ever suspected…

"I never did see the memorial," Mirage murmured, lowering his face and making a show of checking the control panel gauges. His optics glittered with unnatural brightness.

zigzagger
2008-11-21, 01:23 PM
@ Blackjack: Sorry about my post's length, but I should make clear that Dealer did not abduct Axer. For his own reasons, he prevented the Action Master from escaping and then harpooned his bounded and unconscious body back up to the office (more specifically, it dangling just outside the office for the Wreckers to claim).

wyze2099
2008-11-21, 06:32 PM
(OOC: Taking some liberties with the NPC ISS officers. Will edit if necessary.)

Iacon Business District, Near Tzai Industry Holdings Building

It just figured that the patrol would be led by Streetwise. He didn't fall for the routine Punch's team were trying to lay down, even when Cosmos swooped down to back up the movie alibi. Transforming to robot mode, Punch started to get a bit antsy, as he knew this wasn't going to work. When it came time for his turn to back up the story, he instead studied the ISS officers near Streetwise. They hadn't yet surrounded Overdrive, Cosmos, and himself, so for the moment, Punch had an opening.

He took it.

Transforming to vehicle mode quickly, he raced between two officers, entering a street that took him away from the Tzai building. He hoped the other two would use the distraction to either complete the mission or abort it.

Sure enough, some but not all of the ISS 'bots followed him, lights flashing and sirens blaring. Punch weaved through traffic, though he wasn't built for the kind of speed he would need to outrun his pursuers. In short order, three officers pulled up to him, attempting to surround him. On his left was a compact hovercar (http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/0/09/Bumblebee-CyberToon.jpg), on his right was a sports car (http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/9/92/Universelegendsredalert.jpg), and behind him was a large personnel transport (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/9/9f/Bulkh_alt.JPG), all bearing ISS deco. They were trying to box him in, and once they entered an on-ramp to an overpass, it looked like they would succeed.

Thinking quickly, Punch considered his options. One particularly risky manouver presented itself, but he was incredibly reluctant to try it ... because Counterpunch was better suited to pull it off.

The officers repeated their orders for him to give himself up, and Punch almost complied, but a very dark thought raced through his head and blocked out all others: They're not taking me alive.

Speeding up to give himself room, he transformed quickly into robot mode and leaped upward, landing on the top of the transport. The robot mode that finished transforming was very distinctly Counterpunch, not Punch.

The two ISS cars formerly on each side of him swerved a full 180 degrees as they transformed and faced their quarry, weapons raised. Unfortunately for them, the transport swerved as well, surprised by Counterpunch's daredevil stunt. The transport fishtailed out of control, wiping out both ISS officers as Counterpunch leaped off the transport and cleared the side of the overpass.

Landing on his feet, Counterpunch shouted to his pursuers, "so long, suckers!" He prepared to transform into car mode, but he was struck in the back with a nonlethal EMP pulse designed to subdue fleeing suspects. He landed face-first on the street as civilians steered around him.

The transport, now in robot mode, approached Counterpunch with his fellow officers and put away his EMP weapon. They rolled Counterpunch on his back ... and they took one look at the jagged purple sigil on his chest. Contacting Streetwise, the transport reported, "suspect is down. Looks like we have ourselves a Decepticon."

Chip1123
2008-11-21, 08:11 PM
"What's he doing here?" Topspin said to Broadside, "Who cares as long as he's on our side. Enemy of my enemy and all that jazz." Topspin said as he ducked one assassin's sword, swung his leg around, knocking his attacker's feet out from under him, causing him to flal to hte ground. "Better luck next time friend." Topspin said as he fired his shotgun into the 'bots face.

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Autobase, Briefing Auditorium

Highbrow had taken his time to catch up with the others once they had left Nova Prime Avenue. He still couldn't believe the thug had tried to use him, and that he had believed him. Despite all of the cycles he had spent with Topspin training and learning, he still was his naive self underneath it all. This bothered him deeply.

Highbrow touched down at Autobase and made his way into the building, still lost in thought. He entered the auditorium and sat down away from the others, brooding.

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Entering Iacon airspace

"I'm sorry Mirage. I didn't know." Turbofire said as he took his optics away from the window and looked towards his comrade. "I'm surprised you survived, personally. Not many did that day. As for the memorial..." Turbofire began, "It was something to behold. Very sleek and elegant - something that would have made those who had lived here proud."

"And just so you know," Turbofire said, "We did try to reclaim this area for a long time while you and the others were gone. But our forces were stretched too thin - we took too many losses, and had too much area to try and hold. By the time we were able to reclaim it, the 'Cons, or the empties, had torn down the memorial."

Reflector
2008-11-21, 10:21 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz glanced over toward the commotion and raised his canister to Grimlock.

"Take it easy, champ," he grinned affably. He noticed a good amount of traffic waiting at the bar, and he motioned toward the recently-vacated table. "What do you gentlemen think about relocating?"

Blackjack
2008-11-22, 04:59 AM
Peacekeepers Inc

"That's Doubledealer..." Broadside mused as he looked at Axer's body, before turning around and chopping the head off one of the assassins.
__________________

Near Tzai Industries

Cosmos looked confused when he heard the comms that Counterpunch had been detained and a Decepticon.

Sending a encoded message to Overdrive, Cosmos said, "What now? They got Punch."
__________________

Briefing Auditorium, Autobase

Scattershot looked as Highbrow entered, and raised one of his hands in greeting, "Hey there."

Blaster
2008-11-22, 05:07 AM
"I call in favors and contacts until someone gives me something that we can use." Sunstreaker said to First Aid. "This is a small planet, everyone always knows something about someone."

~~~~

Sideswipe moved forward and away from Seaspray toward the Peacekeepers building but paused as he spotted Dealer dealing with Axer.

"Heeeey Sunstreaker." Sideswipe said with a wide grin.

"What?!" an annoyed voice shot back.

"Gueeess what I found?" Sideswipe asked.

"Tell me."

"Nono, guess!"

"I don't have time for this." the voice was almost angry now.

"Fine then I know where Dealder is so just tell me how much you love me!" Sideswipe tried not to snicker at his serious mold-brother's tone.

"TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW OR NEXT TIME WE MEET I MAKE YOUR EXHAUST PORT MEET YOUR FACE."

Sideswipe winced at the yelling but kept grinning. "Fine, fine but only because you asked so nicely. He's here at Peacekeepers." Sideswipe waited for the response but clued in he probably wasn't getting one.

~~~~

Sunstreaker turned to First Aid and then transformed. "Come on, and try to keep up. Sideswipe found Dealer."

~~~~

Blaster quickly made his way from the Iacon Entertainment center towards the Autobot head quarters in the center of the city state. He stepped off the LRT and made his way towards the Auditorium

optimusskids
2008-11-22, 08:39 AM
Overdrive shook his head

Primus save me from amateurs

In the confusion he kept walking and moved towards the entertainment complex.

He commed Cosmos on an encrypted channel

"Go find Powerglide and lay low, I may have to deal with these police officers. You might have to go in without me."


~*~


The door swung shutin front of him and Chase's smile dissolved as he swung on his heal and turned to his aide.

"Ok where now for some more canvassing ?"

The aide consuted a list

"one of your researchers picked up something happening at an entertainment complex, about a movie being cancelled might be worth an impomptu visit?"

Chase checked his diary

"I have a window , I can do my mech of the people spiel lets do it."

Warcry
2008-11-22, 08:46 PM
Refugee Camp #3

"Good thinking," Smokescreen agreed. Transforming to robot mode, he drew his electrodisruptor and switched the power selector over to 'stun'. "Ready?" he asked Grotusque.
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Peacekeepers Inc.

"M'eh," Whirl told Topspin. "You're a Wrecker. Deal with it."

He felt a wave of white-hot fury run through him as Axer (apparently) made good his escape, and found a convenient focus for it when the lead assassin charged at him. "Tolerate this!"

Transforming to helicopter mode, he sliced his attacker in half with his rotors. Then he heard the clank of Axer's body being pinned to the side of the building and hovered over to investigate.

"Grab him," he told Broadside, "and book it! The rest of you, clear out! We've got what we came for!"
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Fighting Fossil

"It's no fun if we don't have to clobber someone to get it," Snarl told Jazz petulantly, pointing toward the table.
______________________________________

Autobase Armoury

Crosshairs settled down behind his desk, happy to be back in familiar territory.

Familiar, but quiet. Too quiet.

Doing his best not to think of Pinpointer, he powered up his computer terminal and started to read all the recent news reports filed by the CBC on Protihex.

Blackjack
2008-11-23, 09:04 AM
Peacekeepers Inc

"Got you, boss," once Whirl gave the order, Broadside immediately grabbed Axer, threw two assassins down to the ground, slung the Action Master over his shoulder and jumped down, freefalling for a distance before transforming into jet mode.

"Let's go! Go! Go!" Broadside shouted at Seaspray, Sideswipe and Sky High under him. He sent a barrage of laser fire onto the assassins.
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Neaby Tzai Industries

"Gotcha Overdrive" Cosmos said. He commed Powerglide over a secure channel.

"Powerglide, we've caught in a spot of police trouble. Punch is down, and Overdrive may have to deal with the good policemech. The two of us need to lay low for a while before going into Tzai."

zigzagger
2008-11-23, 10:21 AM
Near Tzai Industry Holdings

“Films? Detective…Midnight?” Streetwise raised his brow to Overdrive, then glanced over to Punch with the same suspicion. Cosmos had joined them soon after.

Going by the earlier transmission, as well as the initial reason for an ISS squad being sent out to the business district, the former-Protectobot knew that something was up – but what that was, he was uncertain at the moment. He didn’t have to wait long for answers however, when Punch suddenly made a run for it.

Naturally, this maneuver alarmed the ISS detective, if not confuse him. Noticing that his fellow officers took the initiative and followed the double agent, Streetwise returned his gaze to Overdrive, who had walked away from the officer, towards the entertainment complex.

“Stop!” Streetwise demanded, pointing his pistol at the Wrecker.

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Border Regions

Taking cue from Sunstreaker, First Aid transformed into his ambulance mode and followed the best his engines would allow. As they raced for Peacekeepers Inc, from the opposite direction a winged mech, flying just above the buildings, stopped mid-flight and transformed. Doubledealer.

The mercenary landed heavily onto to the street below, straightened himself and held his hand out gesturing the two Autobots to stop.

“Hi,” Dealer smiled. “Was wondering how you two were holding up.”

“It’s you!” First Aid shouted, skidding to a halt. He reverted back to his primary mode, pulling out his flare-gun from subspace. He remained a fair distance from Doubledealer, pointing his “weapon” at the teal-clad mech. “Where's Blades?”

“All in due time. We’re being watched, you know,” Dealer said in hushed, yet rather playful tone. “Ooo, nice flashlight by the way. Sorry we didn’t talk sooner, I had some business to take care of at Peacekeepers. Had to make sure your Wrecker buddies got what they came for. But, hey, listen - believe what you want of me, but I’m not your enemy. Honest. I’m just here to, you know, talk.”

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Autobase, Briefing Auditorium

“Plenty, unfortunately,” Optimus told Scattershot as he took his place as the podium in the large forum room. He then turned his attention to the rest of the Autobots in attendance. “Briefing shall commence shortly once all who have been summoned are present.”

optimusskids
2008-11-23, 10:33 AM
Near Tzai Industry Holdings


Overdive stopped and swiveled on his heel.

"Yes Officer , what exactly can I do for you."

zigzagger
2008-11-23, 10:53 AM
Near Tzai Industry Holdings

“You can start by telling me why your “friend” fled,” Streetwise told Overdrive as he drew closer, still holding up his pistol. “The one my patrol subdued and found bearing a Decepticon badge? And pardon me for asking, but why is a Wrecker such as yourself coincidentally at a site reported to be under a possible terrorist attack?”

optimusskids
2008-11-23, 11:17 AM
Near Tzai Industry Building

"A decepticon sign , I think that would be enough of a reason to flee from a police stop. Hold on just let me report that in."

Overdrive opened a com link to Prowl and Whirl

"I have been informed that Punch has been apprehended bearing a Decepticon sigil, I suggest a full nvestigation into all his past activities."

He turned back to Streetwise

"Now where were we, firstly the Wreckers are Commando's not terrorists, Secondly I am in the middle of the street, I don't see anything of value here for your alleged terrorists. Thirdly even Autobot Military forces get time off. Fourthly if their is going to be a terrorist assault on this street shouldn't we be evacuating. Fifthly are you detaining me for a crime that hasn't happened yet."

Refugee Camp no 3


Grotusque turned his Vaporator to stun

"I rolled off the production line ready."


The Fighting Fossil


Grimlock lurched and pointed and swayed

"one of those two tables right ? Me Grimlock say we have plenty of time for clobbering later."

Blackjack
2008-11-23, 12:00 PM
Nearby Tzai Industries

Cosmos flew up to rezendevous with Powerglide.

Punch is wearing a Decepticon symbol? That means he's a traitor... Hmm... Cosmos mused. I'll have to talk to someone about this soon.
_________________

Administration Autobase

Scattershot nodded to Optimus Prime, "Sure thing Boss."

Blaster
2008-11-24, 04:59 AM
Border Regions

Sunstreaker didn't transform right away, instead he closed as much ground as he could on Dealer and then transformed so he sould prevent any escape.

"You're only not my enemy if you're being paid not to be my enemy." Sunstreaker said calmly. "So if you're here to chat, lets chat. Where's Blades?"

~~~~

Autobase, Iacon

Brawn stumbled into the Auditorium and quickly took a seat while Blaster followed up behind him shortly after walking towards Prime

"S'appenin'?"

~~~~

Peacekeepers INC

Sideswipe nodded and quickly transformed and sped away from the building.

wyze2099
2008-11-24, 08:39 AM
Near Tzai Industries Building

As Overdrive arrived at the fifth item on his list, the trio of ISS officers returned to the scene in vehicle mode. They came to a stop near Streetwise, and the personnel transport's rear doors opened while the other two transformed into robot mode. In short order, the still-unconscious Counterpunch was dragged out of the back of the transport, ready for inspection.

"So, does he look familiar?" the officer with the hovercar alt mode asked Streetwise.

Chip1123
2008-11-24, 04:44 PM
Topspin transformed and went crashing through several mechs and out the window, landing below. He followed Whirl and Broadside away from the scene.


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Administration Autobase

Highbrow stood up and started to respond to Scattershot when the other moved away towards Prime. He sat back down and waited for the meeting to begin.

optimusskids
2008-11-24, 07:11 PM
Near Tzai building

Overdrive stopped in suprise

"That's not Punch there are some similarities in colouration but te form is completely different. Did your officers make some kind of mistake and lose Punch and take down some other mech that looked the same instead."

Reflector
2008-11-24, 10:43 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz nodded to Grimlock and sauntered over to the freshly-abandoned table with a grin.

"Yeah Snarl, there'll be plenty of furniture worth fightin' for. This one's on me."

He took a seat and a swig of his drink, still oblivious to the counter under the table...

Roethlisberger7
2008-11-26, 01:48 AM
Peacekeepers Inc.

Sky High flew away from the building and opened a comm channel to Landmine. "Boss, the Wreckers and other Autobots are clearing out. Looks like we're not needed here after all." Sky High decreased altitude and flew above Seaspray. "I'll escort you back to base little buddy!"

Peacekeepers Inc. (Enroute)

Landmine and the other Pretenders stopped moving toward Peacekeepers Inc. upon receiving Sky High's message. "Message received Sky High. Rendezvous with us back at Iacon." Landmine signaled with his hand for the group to head back to Iacon.

"Man and I was looking forward to trashing some Decepticons," said Groundbreaker, turning back toward Iacon.

"I'm sure another opportunity will come up," said Splashdown, laughing.

wyze2099
2008-11-26, 06:47 AM
Moonracer, Autobase Briefing Auditorium

A loud engine roar echoed through the Autobase corridors, getting progressively louder as a tea-hued sports car raced toward the auditorium. As soon as the car entered the immense room, she skidded and swerved 180 degrees, transforming to robot mode in the process. Moonracer had heard Optimus' summons, and she didn't want to miss any of it.

Her momentum sent her toward one of the seats, where she slammed on the brakes and came to a complete stop and sat down. That part of her plan worked, anyway. The problem was that the unoccupied seat she was aiming for was to the left of where she ended up; instead she found herself sitting in the lap of one of the Autobots who was already occupying a seat.

"Uh, heh-heh, sorry," she apologized, hopping up and taking an empty seat well outside of that Autobot's reach.

Looking around at the others, she gave a winning smile and piped up, "so! What'd I miss?"

Blackjack
2008-11-26, 08:21 AM
Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside, Axer unconscious in his cockpit, asked Whirl, "What do we do now?" He dropped a few cluster grenades down to Peacekeepers Inc once he saw everyone out of the building.
______________________

Autobase, Briefing Auditorium

Scattershot shook his head at Moonracer's antics from one corner of the room. Approaching Highbrow, he said, "So, what have you been up to lately?"

Chip1123
2008-11-26, 03:05 PM
Highbrow was jogged from his self doubt by Scattershot. "One mission after the next. How about you?" He said to the other 'bot, but the negative thoughts just kept creeping in, even while he tried to hold an amicable conversation.

Well, you see Scattershot, one day I help take down Menasor, the next I almost blow a mission against the space mafia by getting myself kidnapped. but Highbrow kept those thoughts to himself.


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Peacekeepers Inc

"Exiting the scene would probably be a good idea." Topspin said, answering Broadside. "We have who we came for. As much as I'd like to stay and kill 50 more assassin bots a piece, it's time for our exit I think."

Blackjack
2008-11-27, 12:54 PM
Peacekeepers Inc

Broadside said to Topspin, "I think so too. Hey, Whirl, let's bail out!"

Two small turrets slid out of compartments at Broadside's rear section and fired on the remaining assassins below.
________________

Administration, Autobase

Scattershot replied to Highbrow with a smug grin, "At least you're seeing action. I've been cooped up with the rest of the Technos after that last skirmish with the Quints and I'm bored to death. When Cosmos told me of the little problem in Altihex I couldn't resist. I'm taking some time out..."

To Moonracer the Technobot leader asked, "Well, how about you? What have you been doing?"

Clogs
2008-11-27, 02:09 PM
Over outskirts of Iacon

Wheelie left the cabin and stand at the rear of the flatbed transport, staring down upon the forlorn stretches of ruins passing silently beneath. He had been a wanderer in his time, what the humans called 'a rolling stone', and had no sense of place like Mirage had, but he did feel the meloncholia of the desolation.

Mirage concentrated on the navicomp for a while, his lips compressed, until his old home had fallen behind. "I never did see the memorial," he repeated, vocals definitely strained. "I never did go back, because there is no going back. And when Jazz offered me a place on his team, I found my purpose again."

Suddenly, he threw his head up and nodded sharply. "There! The Tower of Pion! Turbofire, stand by in case anybody hails us."

Chip1123
2008-11-27, 05:03 PM
"Know something I don't?" Turbofire asked, a little confused. "I'm not aware of any base we have in the region.

Clogs
2008-11-27, 05:59 PM
Over outskirts of Iacon

"Well, it goes like this, Turbofire," Mirage said. "You never know... What I am hoping, though, is that someone from Iacon Security is tracking us. Ratchet's message and inventory went through quite a while ago, and it is possible we are already expected."

He corrected the flight path a fraction, so that the golden top of the Tower swung gently to the right of the forward window.

"You might want to take a look across the City. It is not exactly as peaceful as it at first appears."

Warcry
2008-11-28, 05:28 AM
Refugee Camp #3

"Exactly what I wanted to hear, my friend," Smokescreen told Grotusque.

He led the way into the camp, keeping his optics peeled and scanning around for their target.
______________________________________

Peacekeepers Inc.

As Whirl saw Broadside and Topspin clear out (he didn't particularly care about the non-Wreckers that much), he tilted and swung himself out of the ruined office as well.

"What say we head back to Debris and have a nice talk with our prisoner?" He considered that a moment. "Well, maybe after we get him glued back together a bit."
______________________________________

Fighting Fossil

"Well, sure, but why wait?" Snarl said impatiently.

He followed Jazz to the table anyway, but instead of sitting down he leaned up against a nearby pillar and scowled at everyone within brawling distance.
______________________________________

Autobase Armoury

Crosshairs frowned as Doublecross' comm came through. He checked the transmission and noticed that it was a secure line.

"I'm here," he confirmed. "What's up?"
______________________________________

In the Air

"Well, how about that?" Powerglide grumbled. "Maybe Sky Lynx here can use his rank to bluster the cops into letting them go?"

Of course, it would hold more weight if he was actually in charge of anything, but I'll take what I can get...

wyze2099
2008-11-28, 06:58 AM
Moonracer, Autobase Briefing Auditorium

Scattershot spoke to her, and Moonracer glanced over to him, surprised. From what she'd heard of the Technobot, he wasn't the type to make small talk. But she'd just heard him complain about inactivity, so maybe he was simply trying to pass the time until the meeting came to order.

"Oh, uh, not much. Been kinda bored by the peacetime, like you. Also, I've been shoppin' for an upgraded body style." She shrugged. "Just wish I could decide on one."

She realized she was nervous around Scattershot the way she typically was around an elder. But she had to remind herself that the Technobots were created only recently -- back in 2006, Earth calendar. That made him far younger than she, so she figured she should have some kind of experience edge over him.
________________

Near Tzai Industries Building

Overdrive pointed out that the mech lying on the street was different than the one who had recently attempted to flee the ISS. The two officers in robot mode glanced at each other, confused. "Uh ... I suppose that's possible," the sports car mech commented, and the hovercar mech nodded in agreement.

Aghast at this, the transport transformed into robot mode and faced the others. "Are you serious? How could he be anyone else but the perp we were chasing?"

The hovercar mech thought about it. "Well, the one who fled was weaving in and out of traffic, so we didn't see him half the time. We didn't get close enough until the straightaway leading up to the overpass, so ... maybe the real perp gave us the slip, and this 'bot happened to be there."

The huge transport shook his head. The idiots they let into the ISS these days....

Blackjack
2008-11-28, 11:35 AM
Peacekeepers Inc

"Let's." Broadside said to Whirl, and blasted full speed towards Debris. The triplechanger flew close to the ground due to his dislike of high places.

"Wreck and Rule, baby!" he whooped.
_________________

Autobase Administration

Scattershot was feeling quite friendly today, mostly due to the reason that he's been inactive for far too long. He wanted to go and shoot something... Replying to Moonracer, he said rather gruffly, "New body? What's wrong with this one?"
________________

Skies

Cosmos thought about it for a while and replied to Powerglide, "Then perhaps Sky Lynx could distract the officers while you and I barge into Tzai..."

Chip1123
2008-11-28, 01:21 PM
"You heard the man!" Topspin said, and took off towards Debris. "I'm going to go ahead and assume he's not going to be very cooperative" Topspin said to Whirl, indicating Axer, "and I think he'll be a tough nut to crack."

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Autobase Administration

"Are you requiring a design more powerful? Or did you have in mind something sleaker and with more speed?" Highbrow asked Moonracer.

zigzagger
2008-11-29, 03:14 AM
Near Tzai Industry Holdings

“A squad is already securing the civilians in the main Tzai Industry Holdings building. I was sent to investigate the neighboring site,” Streetwise told Overdrive. “We are just following up on a tip. Terrorists you may not be, but you people have a certain knack of endangering civilians when ever you are present, so do pardon me if I don’t buy your stor…”

Streetwise stopped mid-conversation when he received a transmission from Red Alert back at the ISS HQ.

“I’ve been monitoring your progress, detective,” Red Alert said over Streetwise’s com-link. “Let him go. Possible civilian casualties takes precedence here. Though we were not able to track the fraudulent transmission to a specific origin, we do know it came from that vicinity. There may still be reason to be concerned, but the Wreckers are not a priority.”

“Sigh, understood,” Streetwise dutifully replied, ending the transmission.

He averted his gaze back to Overdrive, narrowing his optics. “You Wreckers operate on the fringe of Autobot sanction. And we answer to the civilian branch of the government. Neither of us has to answer to each other.”

Streetwise turned around, walking away from the Wrecker toward the main Tzai building. “But, I’m warning you. If we feel that even on person's life is jeopardized out here, we will come to Debris…and kick your door down.”

Leaving no room for response, Streetwise transformed and sped off for the Tzai Industry Holdings building.

---

Border Regions

“Ooo, brass tacks. Okay, fair enough,” Doubldealer answered Sunstreaker.

(OCC: Edit) He jutted his thumb to the a nearby alleyway, beckoning them to follow (OOC: If you don't mind, let's assume that they did)

“Come gather around uncle Dealer, kids," he said. "There we go. I just switched on a close range audio filter field. Not the best there is, but it’ll do.”

Dealer tilted his head at First Aid, still standing a safe distance. “Hi...First Aid is it? Come closer. I won’t bite. This isn’t an easy trick. Really.”

As he was beckoned, First Aid glanced over to Sunstreaker, then reluctantly inched his way towards Dealer, still holding up his flare gun.

“Sorry about the precautionary measures, this is Tzai Industries owned territory after all. There’s a good chance we’re being monitored. Or not," he shrugged. "Not going to take that chance either way. Now, about Blades...."

"He’s functional. Just know that he’s collecting information. He just doesn’t know he is. You see, I took some liberties. Stenographic nano mechs, implanted throughout his substructure, records data within a mile and a half radius. Shot him up with it just before those wannabe ninja took scooped him up off the street. State of the art stuff. A little something I picked up a while back on a job. If word reached the organization, they’d put a stop it. Possibly even kill this Blades of yours.”

“Blades wouldn’t be in danger if you didn’t intervene in the first place,” First Aid angrily told the mercenary.

“A necessary evil, really. And I hate to tell you this, Doc, but Blades knew what he was getting himself into when he signed up, even if he is a victim of circumstance,” Dealer snidely answered. “You know, your people aren’t the only ones that have a stake in this. Tzai Idustries has hurt a lot of people here in the Regions over the stellar cycles. The ISS and Autobase rather sit on their hands and see the Regions rot before doing anything about it. So, I figured they need a little prompting.”

“That’s not true,” First Aid interjected. “The ISS…”

“Heh, you need to get some perspective, kiddo,” Dealer chuckled. “It is what it is. Corrupt inner-city politics at its best. Ain’t life peachy? At any rate, I have lot of hobbies. Collecting valuable information just so happens to be one of them. Been running reconnaissance for while now, inside the Tzai corporation. Who I was hired by is none of your business. I have quite a few stellar cycles worth of info, and I’m not just talking a few scant documents here and there. I mean, hard evidence, recorded data, audio files, names, locations, transactions – that sort of thing. Stuff that just might make the ISS perk up, stop, and actually give a slag what is happening out here in the Regions. It may also keep the ISS off the Wrecker’s trail - no thanks to whoever it was inside your own ranks tipping them and the Tzai off in the first place.”

“Which leads me to this chance meeting. I’ll give all the information you need. Give it to the Wreckers, or whoever the hell you want. I’m sure you’ll put it to good use. In exchange, help me take out the head of the Tzai corporation. I’d admit, I wouldn’t mind the assist."

Dealer bashfully lower his head. First Aid wasn't able to determine if the gesture was genuine or simply an act.

"I’m just one mech after all," Dealer continued. "Besides, the Wreckers were going to do it anyway, only now they'll have a solid basis to do so...and I obviously can’t count on the police. They’ll take too long to do anything before the corporation’s law firm decides to intervene.”

“And who exactly is the head of this corporation?” First Aid skeptically inquired. “No one has been particularly forward about those details.”

Dealer drew closer, his mouth only several inches away from First Aid’s audio receptor.

“Banzaitron, silly medic,” Dealer told him. “The Wreckers ought to know who that is, at any rate. If you’re interested, I’ve set up shop and have a small ship parked along the farther Altihex/Iacon Borders. Away from Tzai Industries owned land. Should only take a couple of breems to get there.”

(OOC: Breifing Session coming up next)

zigzagger
2008-11-29, 04:16 AM
(OOC: There is always more...)


Autobase, Briefing Auditorium

“I thank you all for coming. Everyone, please take your seats. I assure you this session will not take up much of your time, ” Optimus told his fellow Autobots. “I assume many of you are aware of the situation in Altihex?”

Optimus then pressed the remote to the holographic projector near the podium, and continued.

“This is a map of the Sentinel Prime Detention Centre, and neighboring districts. Familiarize you self with this chart. The centre is currently under the direction of Powerflash,” Optimus told the room full of Autobots. “During the last cycle, a Decepticon-led incursion was launched against the centre, resulting in most (OOC: or is it all?) of the centre’s inmates fleeing into the neighboring regions, and regrettably, some out of Autobot-held territory. I not need explain that this invasion is a contravention of Autobot sanction and prior Autobot-Decepticon treaty. Your assignment, simple as the stratagem may seem, is to fortify Altihex’s defenses. You are to prevent further incursions, capture the escapees that have fled throughout the city-state, and assist Powerflash’s unit. I also expect a full investigation of the centre’s activities, including those of Powerflash and his unit. You will be provided a roster of the escapees once you arrive in Altihex. I have assigned Blaster as commander of this detachment. Listen to him well. A ship awaits you in the Autobase docking bay, Hanger 12. If there are no further questions, prep your selves for deployment. This situation calls for quick and decisive action, so once you are equipped, you must depart immediately. That is all."

Optimus then turned to the appointed mission commander.

"Blaster – take over.”

Blackjack
2008-11-29, 04:35 AM
En route

Broadside chuckled and said to Topspin, "If he's such a tough nut, well, we're tough nutcrackers."

The Wrecker landed nerby Debris, and transformed into robot mode, axer slung over his shoulder.
_______________________

Nearby Tzai Industries

Cosmos intently listened to the conversation between Overdrive and Streetwise. He transformed into robot mode in air and said to Powerglide and Sky Lynx, "You guys get all that? I think we're in trouble..."
_______________________

Autobase Administration

Scattershot took his seat and listened intently to Optimus Prime. A full investigation? I may need help here...

Consulting his right arm, a monitor slid out of a compartment. He typed, "Strafe- I have need of your help. Come to Autobase immediately."

wyze2099
2008-11-29, 06:52 AM
Counterpunch, Near Tzai Industries Building

Distorted voices filtered into the edges of Punch's consciousness. His stasis lock was only temporary, but he emerged from it feeling as if the ISS transport mech had collided with him instead of the two officers.

Or at least, from the neck up he felt that way. He found he couldn't feel anything below that. Must have been an EMP pulse.

His optics came back online, and he found himself looking up at the ISS officers led by Streetwise, as well as Overdrive. He appeared to be in pretty much the same spot where he'd first fled the officers. Did they carry me back here?

His audio sensors were still distorted; they only fully corrected themselves in time to catch the last bit of Streetwise's statement: "...and kick your door down."

Punch watched as Streetwise transformed and sped away. The ISS officers reluctantly followed suit, but not before the huge transport mech glared down at him.

Once they were gone, Punch reluctantly asked Overdrive, "so ... what'd I miss?" His voice came out sounding an awful lot like Counterpunch's, and he remembered that being the last form he'd had before the EMP hit. He was apparently still in that mode, lying right in full view of Overdrive.

Oh, spawn of a glitch.


Moonracer, Autobase Briefing Auditorium

Scattershot asked Moonracer what was wrong with her current body, and the question caught her by surprise. "You like this body?" she inquired, striking a pose the way she'd seen human swimsuit models do.

Highbrow's question made her pause to consider: more power or increased streamlining and speed? "Um, I'd have to say ... yes! To both."

She turned back to Scattershot. "Thing is, my chassis is four million years old. See these elbow joints? They don't even make 'em like that any more! You know how hard it's getting to be to find replacement parts? I gotta get my ride pimped, y'know what I'm sayin'?" She'd heard humans say that on television.

Then a thought occurred to her as she looked at Scattershot. "You're a Technobot, right? How do you think I'd look with a body style like Lightspeed's?"

Before the conversation could continue further, Optimus Prime commanded everyone's attention and explained the situation in Altihex. Moonracer sat in awe as he was being all ... commanding. And Primey. She realized her mind was wandering, so she tried to focus on the essentials: go to Altihex. Slap the bejeezus out of the Decepticons. Do something with Powerflash's unit. Go to Docking Bay 12 -- though maybe I should do that first.

She rose from her seat, preparing to vacate the auditorium when Optimus turned the floor over to Blaster. Apparently, the briefing wasn't over. She sat back down.

Blaster
2008-11-29, 08:37 AM
Sunstreaker stood quietly and listened as First Aid and Dealer discussed everything that was going on with Tzai, the Wreckers and the ISS's inability or unwillingness to deal with the problem. Sunstreaker knew Dealer was right, although Tzai had always paid their fees on time and tended to not require much in the way of killing innocents, or perhaps they just knew Sunstreaker wouldn't take the jobs so they never offered.

"It's up to First-Aid." He said shortly, "I'd suggest going just to get this over and done with for good though." He hinted bluntly at what he hoped First Aid would choose to do, if just to get more fighting in.

~~~~
Autobase Auditorium

Blaster didn't have much more information on what he was getting into than anyone else in the Auditorium. He also wasn't sure of who Powerflash was. He'd need to get a personnel file on him too. Blaster stood up and nodded at everyone who had shown up for the mission.

"Alright bots! We gotta get rollin' ehsap so I'm gonna brief everyone on what we're gonna do to clean up this Con mess on our way there! So lets get goin' get your favorite gun, your best dance shoes and be ready for take off in a few clicks!" Blaster grinned and turned in an over-acted animated way and pointed to the door. "Lets get this show on the road! Go go go! Last one to the shuttle is on debris clean up!"


(OOC: Out of curiosity will Blaster also be in command of the bots already at the Prison? If so who all is going on the mission/already there.)

optimusskids
2008-11-29, 08:53 AM
Near Tzai Industries

Overdrive commed Cosmos on a secure link

"were you following all that over?"

He turned to Punch

"I think you have some explaining to do whoever you are. Someone warned them to expect us and as you seem to have a couple of secrets and your file is encrypted like I don't know what that makes you prime suspect."

zigzagger
2008-11-29, 09:36 AM
@Blaster: Not sure about who is already there expect (SC Skywarp) Ultra Magnus (he’s operating on his own, on behalf of Optimus Prime himself. He pretty much answers to no one but Prime).

The ‘bots under Blaster’s command are:

Brawn
Chainclaw
Highbrow
Moonracer
Scattershot
(possibly) Strafe

And probably a bunch of NPCs if you are interested.

I have feeling I am missing someone here, if so, please speak up! As far as Blaster’s command, I would imagine his position at least puts him on the same level with Powerflash, but I need to double check with everyone else to be sure though. Don’t want to over step my bounds here.

Arminius
2008-11-29, 06:08 PM
Iacon (En route)

Seaspray watched Sky High fly above him and could see the rest of the Pretenders coming into view. The minibot was dwarfed by the massive Pretenders. "Thanks for your help Sky High." Seaspray knew he had been lucky to not get damaged at Peacekeepers Inc.

Warcry
2008-11-30, 06:25 AM
Debris

Whirl circled the nondescript bunker for a few seconds, then transformed to robot mode and joined his comrades.

"Probably right on both counts," he told Topspin. "But we'll be ready to handle him, and then some."

He jerked his head toward the back of the facility as Broadside arrived. "Lock him up in one of the secure CR chambers so he doesn't die on us."

The cyclopean Wrecker headed into the building and asked his colleagues, "Do either of you know a good forger, by chance?"
______________________________________

Autobase Armoury

Crosshairs replied to Doublecross' silent comm, "I can wait," he said.
______________________________________

In the Air

"Not that I'm not game for it," Powerglide told Cosmos, "but you and me aren't exactly the stealthy break-and-enter types, you know?"

After listening to the same conversation that Cosmos had, he said, "What else is new?"

wyze2099
2008-11-30, 07:35 AM
Near Tzai Industries

"Whoever I ... I'm Punch!" the mech lying on the ground asserted, "though I know you'd have a hard time believing me at this point. I have two robot modes; this is one I've used in the past to infiltrate the Decepticons as Counterpunch. That's why I'm wearing the sigil."

The next part was much trickier. "As for warning the Tzai, I never did that! Whomever it was, it wasn't...." He trailed off, realizing that he didn't remember tipping off someone in Tzai Industries. But there was that brief lapse in concentration he'd had....

I never should've gone anywhere near Autobase, he thought.

Blackjack
2008-11-30, 10:13 AM
Near Tzai Industries

Cosmos replied to Powerglide, "Sure, none of us are, actually, with my flashy green-and-yellow paintjob. But then, when we want to beat people up, we don't need to be so discreet."

To Punch, he said without a layer of humour, "it wasn't what? You're Punch? A triple changer? With a Decepticon insignia? Haw. This is funny."
_________________

Debris

Broadside followed Whirl into the bunker, depositing Axer into a CR Chamber, and locked it. "Done, and dusted."

Turning around to join Topspin and Whirl, he asked the latter, "A forger? Why on Cybertron would you suddenly want a forger? And does Hubcap count?"
_________________

Autobase

Scattershot said to Blaster in a rather rude manner as he got up, "We need medic and tracker. Windcharger's message said so. Strafe and I can handle medic job somewhat. tracker, you need to find."

As he left the room, he bumped into a breathless Strafe, who just arrived. Scattershot led the nervous Technobot to the armory as he briefed the smaller Technobot on the status.

optimusskids
2008-11-30, 03:17 PM
Near Tzai Industries

Overdrive commed Cosmos

"You and Powerglide keep a low profile , I'll try and get some back up for you. In the meantime , there's a mech Respray I want you to go and see, ask for some police paint jobs, the temporary kind he'll know what you mean. "

Overdrive glared at Punch

"There might be soemthing in your story , your file is super encrypted and your still walking around, but you can understan why i can't take you on this mission."

He commed Whirl

"Whirl we've got a problem , someone tipped off the Brasseys and I've got some kind of weird triplechanger with two robot modes and a deception sigil on my hands. The Brasseys are evacuating the Tzai building. I need a couple of mechs that can pass as cops and some supporting paperwork. I've got soemone who can handle the cosmetic side at this address"

He sent an address.

"I'm sending Cosmos and Powerglide over there. I'm going to stay here and look after our triplechanging friend and distract the cops."

Roethlisberger7
2008-11-30, 08:09 PM
Autobase, Outside

"Don't mention it," said Sky High, transforming into robot mode. Sky High was more than happy to provide assistance to Seaspray.

Landmine knew that his unit was in need of some down time after the fight and Altihex and making the trek halfway to Peacekeepers Inc. "I'm going to find out if anything has been done about the situation in Altihex. The rest of you have earned some rest and relaxation." Landmine turned and entered Autobase.

Splashdown followed Landmine, planning to rest in his quarters.

"We should go over to Maccadam's for some energon," said Groundbreaker, still a little disappointed that they didn't see any action at Peacekeepers Inc.

Waverider nodded, "That sounds like a good idea. Care to join us Seaspray?"

"I'm in!," said Sky High, as his robot mode recombined with his Pretender shell.

Blaster
2008-11-30, 09:19 PM
Blaster pointed at his chest and then pointed at Scattershot. "I got the tracker, right here. Name's Steel jaw. You may or may not have heard of him but he bunks with me. As for you, you ain't no Medic, you're also on tracking. We'll need all the flyers in the air seeing what's going on. And since you two are armed to the teeth, I think it's best to have ya both putting the teeth to use. We'll get a real medic for the job, don't you worry."

wyze2099
2008-12-01, 06:43 AM
Counterpunch, Near Tzai

"I'm serious," Punch ground out in response to Cosmos, annoyed at every aspect of the situation. Filtered through Counterpunch's deeper, more sinister voice, his statement took on something of a sardonic tone.

Then Overdrive made a comment that really brought out the sarcasm.

"Gee, I would think being paralyzed also disqualified me from the mission, or did you miss the part where I'm lying on the ground with all the mobility of a paperweight?"

He realized he wasn't helping matters by verbally sparring with Overdrive, but he couldn't help it.


Moonracer, Autobase

Once Blaster gave the order for everyone to leave, Moonracer stayed in her spot just a bit to make sure the briefing really was over. When Blaster made it clear on no uncertain terms, Moonracer hopped to her feet, then transformed into vehicle mode. She so didn't want to be the one on debris detail.

"I'll save you a window seat," she told Scattershot as she zoomed past him and Blaster on her way to the shuttle.

Chip1123
2008-12-01, 08:49 PM
Topspin arrived at Debris shortly after Whirl and Broadside. "A forger? hmm... All the one's I used to know are dead." Topspin said as he mulled it over. "What do you have in mind?

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Autobase

Highbrow couldn't help but thinking as the meeting was going on that this might just be a chance to redeem himself. He looked forward to the mission ahead.

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

Over outskirts of Iacon

"Look out over the city?" Turbofire said, answering Mirage, "That's all we've been doing for awhile now - looking out of the window at more and more terrain. I'm used to the faster transports, and I'm definitely ready for this trip to be over with!"

zigzagger
2008-12-02, 12:52 AM
(OOC: @ Blaster: Okay, so I double-checked with Warcry and optimusskids, and Blaster's (the character obviously) ranking would put him on the same level as Powerflash. This could change once Blaster’s unit arrive in Altihex to evaluate the situation. Also, as far as medics are concerned, I thought Chainclaw, played by optimusskids, has medical training, at least here in the RPG-verse. At least I thought he did.)

Border Regions

“I don’t trust him,” First Aid whispered to Sunstreaker. Dealer stood by grinning, pretending he didn’t hear the two mechs speaking of him. “But, it is a lead. And, quite honestly, the more time I spend around you and the Wreckers, the more…adventurous I feel.”

First Aid then turned to Doubledealer. “Alright, lead the way, but the first sign of…”

“Yeah, yeah. I get it, I get it. Sheesh,” Dealer spoke over the medic.

The mercenary transformed into his missile carrier truck mode and sat idly for a moment. “Ooo, I'm so excited." He squealed in false enthusiasm.

He then rode off, First Aid following suit, to his hideout in the farther Altihex/Iacon borders.

“We should be relatively safe there,” Dealer told them as he drove. “I have some pretty high-tech scanning equipment rigged around the place. Keeps prying optics out of my business. Well, unless I want them to anyway. Oh, and feel free, either of you, to contact your Wrecker buddies. They can rendezvous with you once we’ve reached my place.”

First Aid deliberately did not answer and continued to drive behind the teal missile carrier as it led the way. Until he saw what Dealer had to offer them, he remained somewhat leery.

----

Suburbs, Tzai Estate

Meanwhile, high up the Iaconian upper-class suburbs, in the fortress-like mansion owned by Banzaitron, the recently returned Blades had been left with much to think about.

It was another lesson of brutal conditioning provided by his teacher, punished for what was perceived as an indiscretion. The laser-whip burned bodyguard hung battered from a rack of heavy manacles, his head numb from incessant electro-conclusive prompting.

The experience, he was told, would only make him stronger.

Clogs
2008-12-02, 02:27 PM
Over outskirts of Iacon

"You really are bored," Mirage said and managed a taut laugh.

Wheelie slipped back into the cabin and chimed up, "Things seem quiet, but they're not at all/No smoke without fire, so stay on the ball." He grinned, adding, "Or, to put it another way - the Security channels are humming. Lots of low tac and frag."

Mirage brought the flatbed lower, setting in the final course adjustments towards the main medical building. "Listen for yourself, Turbofire. It would appear Peacekeeper's Incorporated has been under... investigation. And there is something happening near Tzai headquarters, too."

Chip1123
2008-12-02, 08:06 PM
"Hmmm... lot's been happening since we've been away." Turbofire said to Mirage. "Unless you get a distress call we need to avoid those areas and proceed on our mission. We have 'bots depending on us, and we need to get back as soon as possible."

Arminius
2008-12-03, 02:21 AM
Autobase

Seaspray transformed into robot mode and nodded at Waverider, "Sure I'll go with you guys to Maccadam's!" He didn't need any fuel but enjoyed being in the presence of the Autobot Pretenders. Watching Landmine and Splashdown enter Autobase, Seaspray set off with Waverider, Sky High, and Groundbreaker.

Blackjack
2008-12-03, 03:42 AM
Autobase

Scattershot gave a thumbs up to Blaster, "Nice to know we're in good hands."

"Nice to k-know we'll not be improvised m-medics again." Strafe muttered. I-I need t-to shoot something...

As they made their way to the shuttle, Scattershot nodded to Moonracer with a smile. On the way, they made a quick stop in the armory to stock on weapons, before proceeding to the shuttle.

Warcry
2008-12-03, 04:41 AM
Debris

"Hubcap's disappeared off the face of the world," Whirl told Broadside. "I need a forger because someone just tried to slag our prisoner, and I don't want them taking another crack. I'm hoping we can find someone to dummy up a death certificate so that our black-clad friends think that Axer is done for."

He sighed as Overdrive's comm came through. "Whatever you do, be careful," he told the other Autobot. "We've snagged Axer, although he's somewhat the worse for wear. Hopefully he'll be able to explain some of what's going on to us. Well, when he wakes up, anyway."

Heinrad
2008-12-03, 05:39 AM
Debris, Armory:

Roadbuster: -the remains of his laser rifle spread out over the table in front of him, looking through yet another box of spares- "This is stupid. Why do we never have any spare parts for this rifle? I can't believe Hubcap would have shorted us on these parts, too. Nobody uses this type any more....."

Stepper: -walking in- "So, get a new rifle." -moving over to one of the lockers, skirting the large mound of parts boxes, parts, ammo canisters, and general discarded damaged weapons parts that Roadbuster is waist deep in, opens the locker, stares for a second- "Are the spare slides and power converters for my blasters in that pile of junk somewhere?"

Roadbuster: "I don't use anything in that locker. The components we keep in there are either too new or too light for what I carry."

Stepper: -scowls- "Well. That's just.... lovely."

Roadbuster: "If it makes you feel any better, they probably got sold to some underworld type."

Stepper: "It doesn't."

Nebulon: -standing on his mounting bracket just below Stepper's right shoulder(back), chirps and whistles-

Stepper: "Yes, it is a good thing they built you with an internal repair system, but, and I point this out for BOTH of our well-beings, that if I have to go into battle with nothing but you, we'll probably get cooked extra crispy when your feed system overheats and the shells explode."

Nebulon: -chirps and whistles snarkily in reply-

Stepper: "I do NOT have anger management issues!"

Roadbuster: "I've said it before, I'll say it again. The day your gun starts talking back to you is the day you smelt it and get a new gun."

Stepper: -smirks- "At least my guns aren't museum pieces."

Roadbuster: -mock offended tone- "Better museum pieces than a mouthy scraplet anyday." -sighs- "Besides the malignant dwarf on your shoulder, how's your combat status look right now?"

Stepper: -moving over to a counter, pulling his plasma pulse blasters, dismantling them, and setting them on the counter- "The slides are starting to warp a little from the heat. They're not sticking yet, and I can use a laser drill to shave some of the warping down a little. The power converters, on the other hand, are a bigger problem. I figure they'll give me another couple of vorns before they give out completely."

Roadbuster: "A couple of.... vorns. And before the slides warp enough to jam?"

Stepper: "With hard usage? A vorn at the most." -quickly reassembling the guns and holstering them- "Why?"

Roadbuster: -shakes head, motioning at his dismantled laser rifle, damaged linear blaster cannon, partially dismantled grenade launcher, and stripped assualt rifle- "Oh, no reason in particular......."

*****************
The Fighting Fossil:


Hot Rod: -watching the Dinobots amusedly, gaze wandering over to the door.... and jaw dropping open-

Tracks: -wanders in, looking around-

zigzagger
2008-12-03, 06:53 AM
Border Regions, en route to Dealer's Place

Following the teal colored missile carrier out of the more densely populated - and Tzai owned - territory of the Border Regions, en route to the Doubledealer's place located in the Altihex/Iacon Border, First Aid mulled over what the mercenary had told him.

"Um, excuse me Mr. Doubledealer," First Aid reluctantly began to ask.

"Please, Dealer is just as good," Dealer replied. "What's up, good doctor."

"Do you have any reservations against me calling the Wreckers. The ones I've be working with," he said. "I probably should at least report back to Whirl."

"I said it was okay, didn't I? Go for it."

First Aid then opened com channel, remembering to send it on a private frequency considering what had happened earlier.

"Whirl? Whirl, this is First Aid," he said. "A lot has happened and I have so much to report to you, some of which that concerns you, but we just received a rather important bit of information I thought I should relay to you first. We just got a unit designation - Does the name ‘Banzaitron’ mean anything to you? Our source here says you’d probably know who that was.”

Clogs
2008-12-03, 10:17 AM
Over Iacon

"Straight up," Mirage assured Turbofire. "There are plenty of Autobot forces active down there - and we have our own mission."

"Besides..." Wheelie spread his hands. "We're citizens of Protihex, now. Let Iacon solve Iacon's problems."

Mirage gave the smaller mech a surprised glance, but made no comment. Instead, he returned his concentration to the flight controls and kept the flatbed speeding at meximum.

Reflector
2008-12-03, 09:08 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz' optics followed Hot Rod's gaze, and he released an excited whoop at the sight of another old friend.

"Yo, Tracks! Join the party!"

His foot nudged the box under the table. He glanced under perplexedly.

"What the heck is this..."

optimusskids
2008-12-03, 09:21 PM
Fighting Fossil

Grimlock peered under the table

"T'ish a box , the exterior appears to be of a titanium alloy pre scored in a grid pattern , like a grenade yesshh."

Blaster
2008-12-04, 03:27 AM
Sunstreaker stayed back from both Dealer and First Aid. Letting them get some distance, but not enough so that he lost sight or that First Aid would be in any danger in the mercenary decided to reneg on his promise.

"Sideswipe, we know where the Wreckers are headed, go now and beat them there. This is gonna be our show. Coordinates have been relayed to you." Sunstreaker spoke over the internal comm-line he kept open with his mold brother. He then quickly transformed and caught up with his two contemperaries.

~~~~

Sideswipe merely grinned at his brother's eagreness to show up the Wrecker's. "On my way," he replied and quickly veered away from the rest of the wreckers heading to his destination at top speed. One thing was for sure, this was gonna be fun.

~~~~

Blaster grinned at the two Technobots before exiting the hall himself. He opened up a comm-line quickly. "Any and all available medical personell make your way to Shuttle bay 12 for assignment!" He said in the most professional and authoritive voice the usually jovial autobot could muster.

(OOC- anyone who plays a medic that is free please feel free to join. If not NPC Paradron medics are elected =D)

Heinrad
2008-12-04, 06:21 AM
The Fighting Fossil:


Tracks: -waves back to Jazz as he heads to the bar- "Hey, Jazz."

Hot Rod: -looking over towards the table, seeing the box, and hearing Grimlock's answer, shakes head- "Tracks, You might want to leave."

Tracks: -looking around, sniffing- "It does look kind of uncouth in here, but I've been through worse."

Hot Rod: -looking at the height of the bar, wondering if he'll have enough time to jump over it before everything goes to hell- "Trust me. I think it's about to get really uncouth in here......"

Tracks: -shrugs- "I've never been in here before. It can't be that bad, can it?" -signals the bartender- "Energon fizz, please."

Hot Rod and Tracks: -watch the container slide down the counter, stopping precisely in front of Tracks, the liquid inside dark and roiling, the few drops spattering out eating into the countertop-

Tracks: -blinks-

Hot Rod: "I think that's as close as they get here to an Energon fizz."

Tracks: "It...... It.....It's eating through...... the container......."

Hot Rod: -looking around, smile growing on his face- "Yeah, and given how uncouth this place is, you'd better drink it, chug it all down in one gulp, then have another."

Tracks: -eyeing the concoction uncertainly- "And if I don't?"

Hot Rod: -gesturing to the 'uncouth' patrons- "They may beat the pogies out of you, if they figure out what uncouth means."

Tracks: "I think I've been hanging out with Nightbeat too long. I saw this place and thought, 'My, here's a new experience to explore!' How do I get myself into these situations?" -sighs, grabs the drink, and downs it all in one gulp, sets the charred container down- "Well, that wasn't soHWALRGK!!!!!!!" -literally breathes fire for 10 seconds, and slumps face first on the bar-

Hot Rod: -sighs- "Oh, yeah, pass out just when I might need you to watch my back......" -now wondering if he can dump Tracks over the bar and leap over it himself when it all goes to hell-

Tracks: -mumbling into the bar- "I.... can see.... through.... time......"

Blackjack
2008-12-05, 04:08 AM
Debris

Broadside said to Whirl, "Well, other than Hubcap, I think the only one qualified to be a master forger is the Decepticon Swindle... or perhaps Doublecross. Both of them are in Protihex, though."

Turning to Roadbuster and Stepper, "How about you two? Know any good forgers?"
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Shuttle Bay, Autobase

Scattershot and Strafe made a quick stop at the armoury, adding more weapons to their arsenal. Then the duo made a beeline for the shuttle. Scattershot took a seat near Highbrow and Moonracer, but Strafe paced around the shuttle, noisily assembling and disassembling one of his guns.

Scattershot looked at Strafe and sighed, "Shut up. Sit down. Yer giving me a migraine."

"Can't h-help it b-boss. N-need to shoot s-something."

Heinrad
2008-12-05, 05:35 AM
Debris:


Stepper: -shrugs- "Sorry. Haven't had anything that needed forging."

Roadbuster: -managing to modify or repair enough parts to get his linear blaster cannon and grenade launcher working again, looks over at Whirl and Broadside- "We don't need to forge one. We got a medic on our payroll."

Stepper: "We get paid?"

Roadbuster: "Actually, we've got a bunch of reservists, one of whom is a medic."

Stepper: "Maybe they're the ones who keep taking the parts you need."

Roadbuster: "There's a reason they're reservists. They're not exactly heavily armed."

Stepper: "Then how did they become Wreckers?"

Roadbuster: "Because one or two gunbunnies do not a commando strike team make. But they did have the other thing it takes to make a good Wrecker."

Stepper: "Insanity?"

Roadbuster: "Creativity. How many other groups can be said to have broken out of a Decepticon base by making one of their own combiner teams betray them?" -looks over at Whirl and Broadside again- "Call Minerva, let her know it's Wrecker business. She should be able to help."

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Autobase, Medbay:


Minerva: -assembling her kit so she can go to Shuttle Bay 12-

Warcry
2008-12-05, 05:52 AM
Debris

"It does," Whirl told First Aid. "Believe me, it does. And it makes some things a lot more complicated, and others a lot simpler. I can't say any more over the comm, but when you and your source are done, please come by Debris so that we can talk."

He turned to Roadbuster then and said, "And why didn't I think of that? Because I'm a mook, that's why." He activated his comm, called up a scrambled channel and called Minerva. "Hey doc, I need a favour. Wrecker business. We've got a source who needs protecting and a pack of assassins who want him dead. Can you dummy up a death certificate for us so that they stop trying to slag him?"

Whirl carefully avoided mentioning that their source was in line for a brisk torturing if he didn't cooperate with their debriefing. He found that people tended to have a problem with that part.
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The Fighting Fossil

Snarl shook his head at Tracks' inability to hold his energon. "Pfft...lightweight..."

He noticed the talk of grenades, but didn't pay it much mind.

wyze2099
2008-12-05, 06:24 AM
Moonracer, Autobase Shuttle Bay

Having quickly found her seat on the shuttle, Moonracer staked out some seats nearby for her newfound Technobot buddies.

She hadn't needed to go grab her handguns because she was never without them; millions of years of guerilla warfare with the Decepticons had instilled that in her. Consequently, every time a Paradron medic or another Autobot attempted to take a seat near her, she informed them, "sorry, that seat's taken," and flashed them her best make-my-day smile as she brandished her twin pistols.

By the time Highbrow, Scattershot, and Strafe arrived, Moonracer managed to have most of her section of seats staked out. After all, she didn't know where exactly the Technobots and the Headmaster were going to sit, she decided to err on the side of caution that looked suspiciously like overkill.

Surprisingly, Strafe didn't sit down at all. Instead he paced around the shuttle's interior, assembling and disassembling his gun like a mech possessed.

Scattershot told him to sit down, but Strafe expressed a need to shoot something.

Moonracer decided not to ask if there was going to be an in-flight movie.

Reflector
2008-12-05, 09:23 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz suddenly grew deadly sober at hearing the G word. He sat entirely motionless, glancing his optics toward Grimlock under his visor.

"Think it's a bomb?" he asked quietly and calmly.

Heinrad
2008-12-06, 05:56 AM
Autobase, Medbay:

Minerva: -answering her comm- "Hi, Whirl. Hang on a sec." -moves over to another terminal, types in a few commands, hits "SEND"- "I just sent you the form with my signature on it. Just fill out the info as needed and send it back here to the secondary address. It'll disperse into the system as if it had been filled out and filed here. Gotta love having a paper-free office." -finishes packing her medikit, subspaces it- "And now, off to the shuttles. Be seeing you." -deactivates comm, transforms, guns her transector's engine, and roars out of the medbay, heading for the shuttle bay-

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Debris:


Roadbuster: "Don't take being a mook so hard, Whirl. Given some of the things we do, a high level of mookness is required."

optimusskids
2008-12-06, 09:16 AM
Fighting Fossil

Grimlock nodded slowly

"me think it is a strong possibility, now only question is what kind of detonator. Me think most likely timer but does it come with anti handling devices."

Blackjack
2008-12-06, 09:28 AM
Debris

Broadside said to Whirl, "Seems like Overdrive's team needs some help. Want me to go there and check it out?"
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Above Tzai Industries

Cosmos said to Powerglide, "C'mon P.G., let's get our ride pimped! Then we can bust into Tzai!"
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Shuttle

Strafe finally took a seat beside Highbrow, still nervously reassembling his weaponry. Unnerved by the quiet (well, quiet in his standard) in the shuttle, his eyes jerked from one face to the next, his finger twitching uncontrolably.

Scattershot sighed as he stretched in his seat. "Strafe? Shut the hell up. Read a comic book or something."

"W-When do we s-start? I- I- need to do something."

"Get a little shut eye. Get something to occupy your attention. Read up Altihex's history or something..." Scattershot dismissed him. "And fer Primus' sake, try to give the rest of us some quiet, damn it."

wyze2099
2008-12-06, 05:52 PM
Counterpunch, Near Tzai

His limbs started to rattle as he began to regain feeling in his body. The effects of the EMP were starting to wear off, but the result was hardly pleasant. A human might have described the sensation like marching ants crawling through his nervous system, but as the Autobot in Counterpunch's body had no such frame of reference, he could only wince in discomfort.

Slowly sitting up, he told Overdrive, "all right ... I'm going to try to transform back into Punch." Straining, he willed his transformation cogs to cooperate.

They didn't. "Spawn of a...."


Moonracer, Autobase Shuttle

Strafe needed something to do to distract himself from the compulsive need to shoot something. Moonracer brainstormed what that could be. "You could ... assemble and disassemble my guns!" She held up her pistols for him to see, then she glanced around at the others. "Oh, right ... not helping, am I?" She stowed her handguns.

Recalling Scattershot's mention of comic books, she removed a small sphere from subspace and handed it to Strafe. "Here. It's a holo-viewer with images of Earth comics." She pressed a tiny button on the sphere, activating the holographic projector.

The projected image had nothing to do with Earth comics and everything to do with an Energon-inebriated Moonracer singing karaoke on a table in the Fighting Fossil last month. "Whoops! Wrong viewer," she said, quickly taking back the sphere.

Roethlisberger7
2008-12-06, 08:27 PM
Corridors, Autobase

Landmine combed the corridors of Autobase trying to find a member of the command staff. I have to let them know what's going on in Altihex thought Landmine, unaware of the shuttle mission leaving for there.

Autobot Quarters, Autobase

After entering his quarters, Splashdown separated from his Pretender Shell and sat down on the comforter to rest. Finally, some down time thought Splashdown.

Maccadam's Oil House

Groundbreaker, Sky High, and Waverider decided to separate from their Pretender Shells, leaving the units outside of Maccadam's. The trio of Autobots proceeded to a booth in the back of the establishment.

Warcry
2008-12-07, 05:12 AM
Debris

"Thanks a million, Minerva." Whirl downloaded the form that the medic had sent him, entered Axer's specifics into it and sent it back to her 'return to' address. "That'll make things a lot easier for us."

He cut the comlink, then said to Roadbuster, "Quiet, you." Crossing his arms, he asked, "And where exactly have you been, anyway? We had to gear up for a crusade against an evil megacorp and our fearless leader was nowhere to be found. It's not like you to turn down a good round of thug killing."

He glanced over at Broadside. "It's up to the boss, now that he's here."
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Above Tzai Industries

"Why do I have a feeling that this isn't going to go well?" Powerglide asked. Then he scoffed and asked himself, "And why do I care? If there's trouble, I'm more than equal to the task. Lets get to it, Cosmos."

Blackjack
2008-12-07, 10:46 AM
Above Tzai Industries

Cosmos said to Powerglide, "Right y'are. Let's go..." he hovered behind Powerglide, waiting for his larger comrade to lead the way.

(OOC: where are they supposed to go again? I kinda forgot...:p )
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Debris

Broadside turned to face Roadbuster, "So, boss, whaddya say? Can I go an' bring the walls of Tzai toppling down? Seems like the other group met with some difficulty with the cops."
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Shuttle

Scattershot chuckled at Moonracer's antics. "Heh. You're a funny one. You sing karaoke?" Earthen culture is really interesting.... Need to visit there for a longer time sometimes. What I did last time was only to stand guard on Metroplex and get blasted by Starscream. Not much for sightseeing.

Strafe subspaced his three guns, but his trigger finger trembled uncontrollably.

wyze2099
2008-12-07, 05:47 PM
Moonracer, Shuttle

Finally, someone who appreciated her sense of humor. But for some reason, Moonracer never expected that the somone would be Scattershot. He asked her about karaoke; considering the holo-sphere had contained full audio of the scene being captured, she had to admit, "Can't sing very well, especially when I've downed so much energon." In truth, she had a better singing voice than she realized.

Casting Scattershot a sidelong glance, she aded, "I'm actually surprised you know what karaoke is." He was proving to be full of surprises.

optimusskids
2008-12-07, 07:25 PM
Overdrive looked at Punch

"What am I to do with you ?"

Blaster
2008-12-08, 04:27 AM
Autobase, Docking Bay 12

Blaster had assembled a few more bots for the team. ISS Engineers for helping the rebuild and the three Paradron Medics that could be spared at this point in time. He had them all on their way and was now checking up on a few other leads for bots he felt would be useful on the mission.

(OOC: Permission to NPC Pipes, Warpath, Gears, Eagle Eye, Grapple and Catilla)

Borderlands

Sideswipe had given himself a considerable lead on the Wreckers and was closing in on the slower trio of First Aid, Dealer and Sunstreaker

Heinrad
2008-12-08, 06:07 AM
Docking Bay 12:


Minerva: -slides to a stop, transforms, looks over at Blaster- "Need another medic?"

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Debris:


Roadbuster: "Where have I been?" -motions to the pile of parts- "Well, let's see. I got deputized by Autobot Security, sent, along with Hot Rod and a bunch of process servers and lawyers, to respond to what turned out to be a mob hit. Which wouldn't have been so bad if the mobsters hadn't been clients of out late and unlamented equipment supplier. Between us, the local police response team, the mobsters, the estate's security system, and the Dinobots, the estate's now a smoking pile of rubble. Which, after getting dragged out of it and filling out a small mountain of paperwork, I got the dents knocked out and came back here to try to put my arsenal back together." -looks over at Broadside- "What do you need? If it's permission to beat on Axer to get info out of him, go for it. If you just want to beat on him because you can, go for that as well."

Reflector
2008-12-08, 10:34 PM
Fighting Fossil

Jazz nodded casually to Grimlock's assessment, not betraying his inner sobriety.

"Pressure sensors useta be big, but they're old tech, so they're rare in the last ten or twenty vorns," he spoke expertly from his saboteur experience. "Magnetic sensors are cheap enough for homespun fireworks these days, and they're popular because they're tricky for the average mech to handle. Fortunately, I got an ace up my sleeve..."

Jazz' Pretender shell materialized around him, and he smirked while removing his gauntlets.

"But when don't I?"

Jazz kneeled and shimmied under the table.

"Might wanna take a step back, fellas."

optimusskids
2008-12-08, 11:24 PM
Fighting Fossil

Grimlock peered at the bomb

"Me Grimlock thinks Tracks should stop bomb he at least is expendable. Me also think that Jazz need to remember light sensors are also common in bombs."

Warcry
2008-12-09, 05:31 AM
(OOC @ Blaster: What exactly do you need them for? Warpath is taken, BTW.)

Debris

"So a slow few days, then?" Whirl shrugged back at Roadbuster. "I almost got blown up by a Protectobot, talked a different Protectobot into helping me kidnap-slash-kill the first one, went off to abduct a Decepticon war criminal, and then almost got killed by a gang of random assassins wearing stupid cloaks."
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Fighting Fossil

Snarl pointedly didn't step back from the table when Jazz said to.

"Why not just subspace the thing?" he asked, more out of boredom than because he actually cared.