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Warcry
2008-10-12, 03:50 AM
Home to some of the Autobots' most dangerous prisoners, the Sentinel Prime Detention Centre in Altihex has been blown wide open by a Decepticon assault. Countless POWs, mobsters, psychopaths and common criminals are now on the loose, mixing in with the city's population or bound for Polyhex aboard Astrotrain. Autobot reinforcements are enroute to deal with the aftermath, but it is too little, too late.

secretcode
2008-10-12, 04:37 AM
Prison Complex- Medbay

Pyro looked up. "He won't be avoiding trial at all in his new form. I'll make sure he gets there."

Warcry
2008-10-12, 04:44 AM
Prison

Downshift dove out of the way of Conflagration's attack into an empty, unused office. As he was moving, he fired at the escapee with his neural shock gun. He doubted it would stop someone as crazy as the prisoner evidently was, but it would really, really hurt if he hit.
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Astrotrain continued to fire back at the oncoming missiles.

Blackjack
2008-10-12, 06:39 AM
Astrotrain

Hearing the skirmish between Soundwave and Boomstick, Shrapnel moved towards Soundwave's side. "You better do what he says, says." Shrapnel begun, brandishing his gun. "or if you're dissatisfied, you can walk home... after I drop you from Astrotrain, Astrotrain."

Bombshell moved beside Shrapnel, weapon ready if Boomstick tried anything. Dead End nervously followed Bombshell.

Bombshell said, "Do whatever Soundwave tells you or I'll place a cerebro shell on you."

Laserbeak self-ejected from Soundwave's chest, landed on his master's shoulder and cawed voraciously. Nobody insults Soundwave!

Chip1123
2008-10-12, 04:36 PM
Ironfist did not hesitate as to his reply. "Speak to Downshift. IF he agrees, a guard would be neccessary there." he told Smite.

wyze2099
2008-10-13, 03:53 PM
Arcee, Corridor outside solitary

Ironfist brought up Downshift, which reminded Arcee that he'd wanted her to keep him updated on their situation inside. "Yeah, come to think of it, he knows more about this 'bot than we do."

She opened up a commlink. "Arcee to Downshift: what do you know about an inmate called Smite? He says he doesn't mean us any harm, and he just wants to help Breakdown, who's badly damaged. Should we believe him?"

Arcee paused, then added, "also, be on the lookout for another inmate named Conflagration."

She heard a lot of background noise on the other end of the link that sounded a lot like the noise coming down the hall. "Guess you already found him."

Clogs
2008-10-13, 05:17 PM
Outside

Backhand thumped his feet squarely into the ground and heaved, feeling some of his armour joints being to peel back; it hurt, but he wanted to be free of Road Rocket.

The sound of something big, angry and potentially not on his side made him pause and look around. Conflagration! Backhand had kept away from this one, not chancing that fiery temper. Unable to get that all-important bead on Powerflash, he shrugged and turned his bazooka towards the rampaging form currently running parallel to where he (kinda) stood.

optimusskids
2008-10-13, 08:33 PM
Escaping

Conflagration roared in pain as the neural shock gun hit him.

Reversing one track he released a circle of flame as he rotated setting fire to anything flammable that was in range.

On the roof

"quick zoom , there's something happening at the entrance, that mechs obviously spotted something. Whoa look at those flames. Keep filming this could be our mech interest piece our hero de jour."

Airplay moved towards the edge of the roof to better see Backhand.

Arminius
2008-10-14, 12:10 AM
CR Chambers

Inside the CR Chamber Overload's power levels rose above 75% causing him to exit stasis lock. The Micromaster's optics activated inside the poorly lit unit. Man does my head hurt!

Astrotrain

Skystalker pulled ahead of Astrotrain continuing to escort the space shuttle. He placed his shuttle on auto-pilot and sat back in the chair.

Roethlisberger7
2008-10-14, 01:33 AM
Courtyard

Despite the damage to their Pretender shells, Landmine and Waverider were able to lift Crossblades's damaged body and begin to carry it toward the prison. Both of them would need to see that their shells were repaired as well.

Splashdown opened a comm channel to Iron Fist, since Landmine's comm had been disabled during the battle. "Iron Fist this is Splashdown. We're bringing in Crossblades. He's hurt bad!"

Landmine was not very happy that Iacon had not sent a med evac for Crossblades. Some will pay for this thought Landmine.

Armory

Advancing down the corridor, Groundbreaker continued to fire at Submarauder with his electron assault rifle. Even though Submarauder's charge had failed, Groundbreaker wasn't about to let him get the upper hand.

Sky High motioned for Iguanus to move down the corridor. There were a few cells that remained operational within the facility. Sky High opened a comm channel to Downshift. "Groundbreaker and I have secured the armory. Iguanus and Submarauder have been taken into custody. What are your orders?"

Clogs
2008-10-14, 08:29 AM
Corridors

Breakdown shuddered. Locked inside his own cranium, he was not even aware of the situation in the real world or any potential danger.

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Outside

Backhand was no hero; Backhand had never been a hero. It was more a sense of 'I'm frakked, so slaggit to the Pit' that made him do what he did.

He pulled the trigger and sent a single fragmenting missile straight for Conflagration's fire-belching snout.

Blackjack
2008-10-14, 08:39 AM
CR Chambers

Windcharger got out from the CR Chambers beside Overload. "Are you okay?" He inquired the Micromaster.

Chip1123
2008-10-14, 12:40 PM
Ironfist received Splashdown's communication. "Frag!" he cursed. "Do you need assistance? Med-bay is on Sub-level 2." he said, all the while keeping an eye on Smite and Breakdown.

optimusskids
2008-10-14, 05:35 PM
Escaping

The missile clanged off Conflagration's armour as he charged blithely towards the gate to freedom.

~*~

Airplay peered down at the missile , the camera recording it all, including Backhands apparent heroism and beaming it around Cybertron.

Warcry
2008-10-15, 03:42 AM
Prison

"Yes, Conflagration and I have met," Downshift said dryly as the room burst into flame around him. "Arcee, Smite is unstable and very, very dangerous, but he shouldn't be violent unless he's provoked. Is he willing to go back to his cell peacefully and wait until the violence has been put down? If he's cooperative, we can trust him to a point."

Diving behind a metal desk, he hid from the psychopath's fiery attacks.

"Lock them somewhere secure," Downshift told Sky High. "Then start sweeping the corridors for any more escapees who are still in the building."
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Astrotrain

(OOC: Boomstick is, uh, knocked out on the floor, guys...)

"Stand down," Soundwave told Laserbeak and Shrapnel.
________________________________________

Astrotrain crossed the border into Decepticon territory.

(OOC: ...and moved into the Polyhex thread.)

Blackjack
2008-10-15, 09:42 AM
Sub-Level 2

Windcharger transformed into vehicle mode and revved up his engines. From what he'd picked up the Autobot frequencies, Iguanus and Submarauder is captured, while Smite, Breakdown and COnflangration are being taken down.

As he drove up to the corridors, he ran into Slicer. (OOC: he got left behind right?) "Stop right there!"

optimusskids
2008-10-15, 11:39 AM
Sub Level 2

Slicer still disguised as Wheeljack turned around.

"Ahh Windcharger, do you wish to assist me I am just cogitating on a device that will allow us to track the escaped miscreants."

Blackjack
2008-10-15, 01:11 PM
Sub-Level 2

Windcharger transformed, strode to Slicer with a smile on his face said to him, "Wheeljack... I want to thank you for inserting that reformat device in me. Look what it has done! I'm in a new body now. And yes, I would gladly help you in making the device. What would you have me do?"

wyze2099
2008-10-15, 05:53 PM
Arcee, Prison Corridors

"Understood, Downshift," Arcee replied over the commlink. "I'll continue to keep you informed. Arcee out."

"All right, if you're willing to cooperate with us," she told Smite, "we'll just move Breakdown and Kingbolt out of here and get them in some CR chambers. We're going to lock you back in the cell, so please ... no sudden moves, all right?"

She glanced at Ironfist, hoping he'd be the one to do it, as he was bigger, stronger, and better-armored than she was. But he did outrank her (http://tfarchive.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=2169&d=1182881809), so if he ordered her to do it, she'd have to comply.

optimusskids
2008-10-15, 06:02 PM
Sub Level 2

Slicer shrugged

"I need to procur laboratory facilities, do you know of a suotable location."

Chip1123
2008-10-15, 06:29 PM
Ironfist moved up to make sure Smite couldn't get a jump on Arcee. "Downshift will honor your request." He told Smite as he edged closer, although he was unsure if Downshift actually would. "IF you stay cooperative. Stay in your cell." Ironfist said as he went moved closer so as to pick up Kingbolt.

Clogs
2008-10-16, 08:25 AM
Outside

With a click, the bazooka automatically loaded a second shell, which Breakdown sent after Conflagration, but his target was now too far away and it impacted uselessly behind the escepee.

Well, since that little escapade was over, he gave one more wrench and managed to pull free of Road Rocket. There were now several rents in his armour and his legs were still not fully operational. Backhand slumped to the ground and, after a few astroseconds to gather his strength, began to crawl away.

Blackjack
2008-10-16, 09:03 AM
Sub Level 2

"Laboratory facilities, Wheeljack? Lemme think." Windcharger said to Slicer. "There is one but it probably has been destroyed by Abominus in the attack."

Warcry
2008-10-17, 04:17 AM
Prison

Once he was sure that Conflagration wasn't about to torch him, Downshift picked his way out of the ruined office and headed for the exit. After he found his way outside, he caught sight of the pyromaniac escaping and Backhand trying to crawl away.

"Why won't you people just die?" he snarled.

Arminius
2008-10-17, 10:29 PM
Sub Level 2

Overload cringed in pain but nodded at Windcharger. "I'll live." The Micromaster climbed from the CR Chamber. His power levels were at 75% and slowly rising, while all backup systems were operational. "Give this to someone who needs it!" Overload made his way toward the exit, going to look for his trailer.

OOC: Roethlisberger7, go ahead an have your Pretenders bring Crossblades here.

Blackjack
2008-10-21, 08:30 AM
Corridors

Windcharger said to Slicer, still thinking he's Wheeljack, "What do you want me to do then?"

optimusskids
2008-10-21, 07:38 PM
Corridors

Slicer nodded

"let us travel to the exterior onc ethere we can re asses the situation and I can if necessary return to my lab in Iacon."

Chip1123
2008-10-21, 09:35 PM
Seeing no reaction from Smite, Ironfist bent down examined Kingbolt. "Doesn't look like he made it." He said to Arcee. "Life cut short. At least he went out fighting." With that said, he picked up Kingbolt, heaving him onto his shoulders and doing a Fireman's carry with the bot, backing away from Smite and Breakdown.

(OOC: read on the RPG site that he was dead now. please let me know if this is not the case!)

optimusskids
2008-10-21, 10:41 PM
Prison

Powerflash paced up and down


"most irregular, think of the paperwork , its not covered by the regulations."

He commed Downshift

"please report in we must start filling in the section 22's immediately."

He pumped his shotgun and shot the wounded prisoner that was lying on the cell floor.

"must tidy up loose ends, loose ends are sloppy. "

He then propped him up on his cell's bunk and shut the door.

He looked at the dead bodies staring out at him from the 6 cells in this section.

"sub section 25 e all present and correct, correct."

Roethlisberger7
2008-10-22, 12:09 AM
Sub Level 2

The CR Chamber that Overload exited was where Landmine and Waverider placed Crossblades. The pair of Pretenders placed their own shells in adjacent chambers after sealing in Crossblades.

"Splashdown, contact Sky High and Groundbreaker and tell them to rendezvous with us here," said Landmine.

Splashdown nodded and activated a comm channel. "Sky High, Groundbreaker, meet us in the medical bay."

Corridors

Groundbreaker grabbed Submarauder and threw him head first into one of the few cells that had not been damaged. That should hold him thought Groundbreaker.

Sky High pushed Iguanus into the same cell when the Decepticon did not immediately comply with his order. "We're on our way Splashdown!"

Groundbreaker sealed the cell while Sky High activated the alarm.

Versuvius
2008-10-22, 02:00 AM
Detention Block

The assault from Groundbreaker and subsequent throw was enough to put Submarauder into stasis lock. His body lay inside the cell in a heap, in a pool of energon.

"You have won this time Autobots," hissed Iguanus as he was shoved into the cell by Sky High. He made his way over to Submarauder but knew there was nothing he could do for the injured Decepticon.

Prison Gate

Gunrunner returned to the entrance of the prison to find it still closed. He activated his comm on an open channel. "Does anyone mind opening the gate?"

Warcry
2008-10-22, 04:49 AM
Prison

(OOC: Kingbolt is dead! Deaddeaddeaddeaddead!)

Downshift didn't even bother to hide his disgust at Powerflash's comm.

"I'm in the middle of dealing with escaping prisoners," he said incredulously. "Paperwork can wait."

The Omnibot shot several escapees with his neural shock gun, thoroughly enjoying the pain the now-disabled prisoners were suffering.

optimusskids
2008-10-22, 06:22 AM
Cell Block

Powerflash shook his head

"He just doesn't understand does he Searchlight."

Powerflash was holding the Throttlebots head in one hand and looked at it .


"I agree totally with you Searchlight you can't get the staff nowadays. Now lets get you to medbay. We need to get you fixed up. I'm sure you appreciate the need of regulations. Especially rule 45e sub para 2 all Autobot on dangerous duties shall record there personalities on to discs at monthly intervals as a precaution and to act as a comparision so as to detet possible mind control."

wyze2099
2008-10-22, 05:28 PM
Arcee, Corridors

She'd been keeping her optics on Smite the whole time, so Arcee hadn't been paying much attention to Kingbolt until Ironfist remarked that the Templar's lifeforce was terminated.

"H-he's ... dead?" Arcee asked as she watched Ironfist pick up Kingbolt. "No..."

Grasping one of the energon swords clamped to her back, she drew the weapon in a swift motion, pointing it blade-first at Smite in a threatening manner. "Stay right where you are!" she warned him, her voice laced with rage. Too many Autobots had been injured or deactivated this day; the emotional strain was taking its toll.

An open-channel communication from Gunrunner at the gates caused Arcee to snap out of it and become aware of what she'd just allowed to happen. Her emotional outburst allowed Ironfist the time and room he needed to remove Kingbolt from the solitary cell, but there was also the danger that it would set off Smite's aggression. He'd been docile so far, but according to Downshift he was seriously unstable.

In her haste, Arcee didn't realize this until it was too late to undo her impulsive action. And she wasn't about to stand down and sheathe her sword now; the situation was much too tense for that.

"Uh, Arcee here," she replied to Gunrunner over the commlink. "I can't get to the gate controls right now...."

optimusskids
2008-10-22, 08:57 PM
Corridors

Smite sank to his knees.

"My poor brother , let us pray for the safe passage of his spark."

Smite lowered his head optics closed and prayed over Kingbolts body.

Blackjack
2008-10-23, 10:26 AM
Sub Level 2

"Okay." Wincharger said in response to Gunrunner. He used his magnetic powers to open the gate, which was in distance to him due to a conviniently placed window. So this is what my new body can do with full power. Hahah!

"Now, where were we?" Windcharger flexed his hand, pulsing with purple magnetic energy and turned back to Slicer-Wheeljack. "So let's go out..."

wyze2099
2008-10-23, 05:24 PM
Arcee, Corridors

Seeing that Smite wasn't set off by her actions, Arcee 'breathed' a sigh of relief and sheathed her energon sword. Crisis averted.

Smite prayed over Kingbolt's body, but Arcee didn't join in. She didn't follow the same religion as he did, and certainly not to the same extent. She'd always found the legends about Primus and Unicron hard to swallow. Granted, she'd seen Unicron with her own optics, of course, but that didn't mean the planet-sized mech was really the Dark God of chaos the stories claimed. If anything, she tended to favor the origin story that involved Quintessons, but she was nowhere close to adopting it as her religion.

So she stayed quiet as Smite prayed, and when he was done she gently told him, I'm going to remove Breakdown from his cell so he can be treated, all right?"

Warcry
2008-10-24, 04:54 AM
Corridors

Downshift watched as a pair of guards dragged the prisoners he'd deactivated back to their cells. He listened to Powerflash -- who hadn't thought to close the comm channel before he started ranting -- and started to worry. He cut the transmission on his end, then opened a frequency to Arcee, Windcharger and Ironfist.

"I think Powerflash might be going off the deep end, guys. We need to find him before he hurts himself."

But not quite so soon that he doesn't hurt any of the prisoners, he thought darkly.

optimusskids
2008-10-24, 07:02 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe where the most dangerous prisoners were seperated from their bodies and stored as disembodied heads.

Powerflash entered the room and pulled the only door shut locking it behind him.

Powerflash propped Searchlights head on a console and powered up the computer console

"lets find you a new body Searchlight."

He scrolled through the available bodies.

"tank no not you really we need something you'll be comfortable in....."

He continued scrolling

"what was that Searchlight something similar to your previous one. I'm not sure I could manage that...."

Blackjack
2008-10-24, 10:02 AM
Sub Level 2

Upon hearing Downshift's transmission Windcharger said to Slicer "I better go check on Powerflash. Sorry, but this is serious. If Powerflash gets off his hat he's very dangerous. So... See ya around."

Windcharger transformed and sped off to the corridors. "Downshift, I'm inbound. I'll rezendevous with you... Nevermind. I see you."

Windcharger transformed and said to Downshift, "Any idea where our boss is?"

wyze2099
2008-10-24, 01:47 PM
Arcee, Corridors

Downshift's message was very disturbing to Arcee. She really didn't know much about Powerflash other than the general detail that he was the warden. But that in itself was alarming. Talk about the inmates running the asylum, she thought.

"I'll see if I can locate him," she spoke over the link. "Computer? Where is Powerflash?"

After a moment, the computer replied, "Designate: Powerflash is in the Maximum Security Surgical Annex."

"Hear that, Downshift? Ironfist and I will meet you there as soon as possible. We hope. Keep us updated. Arcee out."

By this time, she was within reach of Breakdown, and Smite was still praying. Once she'd dragged Breakdown out of the cell, she hefted him over her shoulder, but left her shoulder-mounted vernier thrusters free so she could fly. She wasn't the strongest mech ever, but luckily Breakdown was far from the heaviest; she'd be able to compensate for his weight with little problem.

To Ironfist, she asked, "what do you think? Should we deal with the Powerflash thing? If so, we might want to drop these two off at the CR Chamber first."

Chip1123
2008-10-24, 02:23 PM
"Help wounded first. Then we deal with Powerflash." Ironfist answered Arcee. Ironfist set Kingbolt down for a moment and looked around the wreckage of the prison. He found a few doors that he could use to keep Smite in, at least temporarily. He propped them up, and then pulled out a laser. he spot welded the corners to the wall. "Will keep him from going anywhere, for a few minutes at least." Ironfist picked up Kingbolt, transformed, and started to make his way to the CR chamber again.

wyze2099
2008-10-24, 05:10 PM
Arcee, Corridors

"Not a problem," Arcee replied to Ironfist as the latter welded some doors onto Smite's cell.

Once Ironfist transformed and carried Kingbolt to the CR Chamber, Arcee followed him, still lugging Breakdown. Her shoulder-mounted thrusters kicked in, allowing her to keep up with Ironfist, though Breakdown's added weight made her more sluggish than usual.

She just hoped the situation with Powerflash wouldn't escalate until they got to him.

optimusskids
2008-10-24, 09:19 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

a message appeared on the screen of the surgical computer

this has peformed an illegal operation do you want to continue


Powerflash glared at the screen

"of course I know it's an illegal operation but its going to save his life you stupid machine, don't you understand."

Powerflash glared at the computer awaiting a response before realsing his error and pressing Yes on the screen.

Powerflash placed the disk he'd retrived into the open slot and placed Searchlight's head on in the appropriate niche while he awaited for the body he'd selected to be brought up from storage.

Warcry
2008-10-25, 05:10 AM
Corridors

"No idea," Downshift told Windcharger, "but he's carrying around Searchlight's head and talking to it like-" He stopped short as Arcee's communique came through. "Thanks," he said.

Turning back to Windcharger, he said, "We've got a location. Lets go."

Blackjack
2008-10-25, 06:21 AM
Corridors

"Maximum Security Surgical...?" Windcharger immediately transformed and sped off alongside Downshift, his instincts taking over.

"What the slag is he trying to do? Revive Searchlight? With the bodies of criminals? He has gone off the deep end."

optimusskids
2008-10-25, 06:59 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash watched his choice trundle out on the end of a robotic arm.

"I'm afraid we have a limited choice in white Searchlight but once ypu're up and running we'll get you resprayed if you'd like plus we must have some one replace your lights and everything.

Powerflash sat down and waited as the machinery whirred into life

Process 37% complete and rising


He commed Downshift

"Downshift please report status , what were our casualties ? How goes the prisoner Recovery ? Do we know how many escaped ? Have we warned the surrounding police forces that there may be dangerous criminals heading there way? We'll need to be able to track them down. We have two heli-units incoming with infra red tracking devices. Please detail 2 groups to accompany them in the search. "

He closed the com and opened another channel.

"Steeljaw I'm going to need you and some of your guys out at Altihex. We've had a big break out. Our best tracker was knocked out quite seriously, I'm trying to help him but I envisage trauma and shock. He's going to be out of things for a while."

~*~


Slicer sauntered down the corridor and towards the exit grinning to himself

Warcry
2008-10-26, 05:29 AM
Buzzsaw's transmission to Slicer came through over a scrambled channel.

"Wheeljack, this is Hacksaw. What's your status? We could really use you back at the lab."
_______________________________________

Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"I'm afraid not," Downshift said, appearing in the doorway behind Powerflash. "Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to stop talking to the severed head and step away from the carcasses. I don't believe you know what you're doing."

optimusskids
2008-10-26, 09:30 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash turned and looked at Downshift

"I am rescuing the life of one of comrades whose noble act saved us all. Also on a more practical note I am reviving one of our best trackers. We will require all resources at out disposal in order to retrieve the escappees. This is not unprecedented Prime was saved in this manner.

The computer screen flashed

Process 87% complete

" I have requested that Steeljaw bring a team out here to help us with the search. Whatever you believe we must warn the surrounding police forces many may die if we do not apprehend the criminals. We have little time. We cannot let anymore die....."

Process 93% complete


Leaving the Prison

Slicer had transformed and was speeding away from the prison. He replied recognising the voice on the other end

"umm Hacksaw this is Wheeljack I am returning to the lab. I am leaving the test site now."

Blackjack
2008-10-26, 12:24 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

(OOC: Assuming I still control Searchlight... Do I?)

Windcharger appeared behind Downshift playing good cop, "Yes, Powerflash. Searchlight is a good friend and ally to us all, but he's dead. Do you think this is what he wanted? Being rebuild in a killer machine? He's a tracker. Tell ya what. I'm the fastest runner around. I'll zip to Iacon with his spark and find a new body for him."

Windcharger looked at the 'process: 93% complete' screen and said, "On second thoughts..."

Warcry
2008-10-28, 03:56 AM
"Excellent," 'Hacksaw' replied to Slicer. "If you see any of our fellow academics along the way, invite them to tag along, please."
_______________________________________

Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

(OOC: What with him being dead, I don't think it makes a difference who controls him. ;) Practically, though, it would cost you a character slot. )

"You can't just plug his head onto a new body, flip a switch and expect everything to be fine!" Downshift barked at Powerflash. "You need a qualified medic to examine his brain module for damage before you reactivate him, not to mention you only bothered to recover his head. Without his laser core, that thing you're making will be a soulless automaton at best. At worst, you're going to destroy his brain module irreparably or give his memories to the spark of a homicidal maniac. If you care about Searchlight at all, you'll shut this thing down now and wait until a qualified surgeon arrives from the IMR."

The security officer's lasers whined as they charged up -- if he had to, he would hurt Powerflash before he let him hurt whatever was left of their comrade.

optimusskids
2008-10-28, 07:09 AM
Maximum Security Security Annexe


Sump the medic in charge of the surgical annexe stepped from behind the machinery. A piece of oily rag in his hands . A harried looking , tired mech. There was a reason he'd ended up in charge of a prison surgical facility, his drinking. The prison was his last stop on his fall from favour.

"I've stabilised the thermo-coupling. Powerflash what's happening ? Why is the machinery on ? What are you doing ? This is a surgery not a shooting gallery?"

This he addressed to Downshift


Powerflash responded to Downshift.


"I had no choice , it was the only way to save his life.Give me more credit than that. The body I've selected for him belongs to a white collar criminal. I can pause the process but I don't know if I can reverse it."

He activated a control and the computer screen flashed

Process 97% complete and holding

Sump looked round

"and what have you done with my Sick Berth Attendant?"

Blackjack
2008-10-28, 08:07 AM
(OOC: Don't worry then. I control too much anyway...;))

Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"You can pause it, boss?" Windcharger said to Powerflash. "Then allow me."

Windcharger's hand glowed and the magnetism gently lifted Searchlight's head off the console and brought it to his hand. "Powerflash... I'll promise I'd get Searchlight fixed up. Go get some CR time, 'kay buddy?"

To Sump he said, "Don't worry. We're just leaving..."

Clogs
2008-10-28, 09:19 AM
Outside

The blasted-open gate was not so far away, but it might just as well have been parsecs. Dragging himself by his arms alone was not getting Backhand away and he realised the situation would not improve. Admitting defeat with a curse, he pitched himself over onto his back in the concealing smoke still drifting across the prison grounds, wondering whether this was the end of it, whether he would finally be incarcerated in one of his own cells.

'Backhand to Control,' he radioed on the official wavelength. 'Transmitting location ping. Rouse the doc - I need medical assistance.'

Chip1123
2008-10-28, 12:27 PM
Ironfist made his way to sublevel 2 with Arcee trailing him. He transformed and laid Kingbolt down along one of the tables. "Fallen comrade deserves respect." he said.

wyze2099
2008-10-28, 07:10 PM
Arcee, Sub-Level 2

Carrying Breakdown, Arcee entered the CR room behind Ironfist. Unlike Kingbolt, her cargo was still functional in a loose sense of the word, so she placed him in a CR chamber that someone else had vacated. "And this fallen Decepticon needs ... eyeballs. Or something." She hoped that it would repair the damage to Breakdown's optics, though his psyche was another matter entirely.

Turning to the others, she saw that Bumblebee's regeneration cycle was nearly complete, and the new body Pyro had designed for him was shaping up nicely.

optimusskids
2008-10-28, 09:10 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Sumps optic flared.

"Don't worry he says put the slaggin' head back you clod hopping magnetic fool. Do you have medical training ?You can't just remove it put it back quickly before the damage is irreversible. We'll need to bring an expert surgeon out here. The best thing you could do is bring one out here double quick.Put it back now!!."

The diminutive surgeon turned his glare towards Powerflash

"and what do you think you were playing at playing Primus, at least you picked a headmaster body, dumb luck I suppose , meddling where you shouldn't !! I don't go round trying to run a prison and you shouldn't try to be a medic."

Warcry
2008-10-29, 04:47 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"What life?" Downshift asked Powerflash bluntly. "Whatever you would have given him, it wouldn't have been life. The criminals are gone. Deal with it, or you'll lose whatever grip you've got left onto reality."

He turned to Windcharger and said, "Put the head back. Then head to the control room, get Iacon to send us a surgeon and alert the local authorities to what happened, like Powerflash said."

Activating his comm, he barked instructions to Arcee and Ironfist. "I need one of you two to go outside and drag Backhand in before he leaks to death."

optimusskids
2008-10-29, 07:02 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash slumped

"I have all his data on a disc, it's part of the standard security precautions for working in a class five environment. It would have worked. Prime did it you know.... theres precedent you know one it's called the Prime protocol.... pretty obscure but it's in the........never mind may as wel tear up all the rules.

Poweflash collapsed on a seat and stared at his hands

"yes warn the authorities, and check if Steeljaw is coming, we must round them up, if I can do nothing else we will do that right."

wyze2099
2008-10-29, 07:10 AM
Arcee, Sub-Level 2

Now that Breakdown and Kingbolt had been deposited in the CR room, Arcee prepared to head back out with Ironfist to search for more Autobots and inmates.

Downshift's transmission about Backhand came in, and before Ironfist could make a decision, she volunteered. "Let me go. I'm the faster one, so I can get to him in time."

Blackjack
2008-10-29, 08:10 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"Alright" Wincharger said to Powerflash and Downshift. The ex-Minibot placed Searchlight's head where he took it off, and said, "We'll get you back in a whole piece ol' buddy. I promise you that."

turning out of the room, he said to Powerflash, "Don't worry, Powerflash. You strain yourself too much. Searchlight's death was not your fault. Don't torment yourself over it. Take a rest. Downshift and I can handle this."

He looked at Searchlight's head, and with a magnetic beam, lifted a tiny bug from within the Thottlebot's exposed circuity. "Besides, it is probably because of this fraggin' cerebro shell that Searchlight was killed. I'll pay Bombshell back for this." He crushed the shell in his hand, his eyes glowing purple. With that he transformed and headed towards control room.

Chip1123
2008-10-29, 12:48 PM
Downshift's transmission came in and Ironfist pondered it for only a moment before Arcee volunteered. "Go." Ironfist said to Arcee. "Make sure no more die today."

"Arcee on the way now." Ironfist communicated to Downshift. "Where am I needed?"

wyze2099
2008-10-30, 01:30 AM
Arcee, Sub-Level 2

Arcee gave a salute to Ironfist. "On it, boss."

She vacated the sub-levels, using her shoulder mounted thrusters to quickly enter the corridors and exit to the courtyard.

Outside Prison

Arcee followed Backhand's signal to his location. "Wow, you're a mess," she commented to him. "Need a lift?"

She wondered if she should have Arcee's Taxi Service stenciled on the side of her hovercraft mode, considering how much of that she was doing today. She'd never admit it, but she was getting worn out. The trip from Iacon to Altihex had been long, and since then she'd kept herself and her thrusters busy. It had been a while since she'd refueled with energon, but she hoped this business could be wrapped up soon. She didn't count on it, but it was nice to hope.

Roethlisberger7
2008-10-30, 01:44 AM
Sub Level 2

After successfully subduing Submarauder and Iguanus, Groundbreaker and Sky High rejoined Waverider, Landmine, and Splashdown in the medical bay. The former of the three were without their Pretender shells, which had been placed in the CR chambers.

"Our shells should be repaired in less than two breems." Landmine looked over the assembled group. "Take this time to relax and refuel, we leave for Iacon in three breems!"

Splashdown looked at the CR chamber containing Crossblades's badly damaged body. Someone needs to be held accountable for what happened here thought Splashdown. Landmine was thinking the same thing.

Clogs
2008-10-30, 09:08 AM
Outside

"If you're going my way," Backhand rejoined. He sub-spaced his bazooka and reached a hand up to Arcee. "Can't walk; can't stand."

--------------------------------------------------------
CR chamber

Breakdown, drifting in nightmare just below consciousness, fought the externally imposed repair cycle as long as he could until he succumbed with a silent scream: I'm afraid of the dark!

wyze2099
2008-10-31, 03:42 PM
Arcee, Outside

It was a good thing Backhand had stored away his weapon, because it took a tremendous force of will for Arcee to keep from asking, 'is that a bazooka in your hand, or are you just glad to see me?' Not a lot of Cybertronians would get the joke, anyway.

She took his hand and lifted him up, carrying him the same way she'd carried Breakdown. Backhand was a bit heavier than the Stunticon, so the trip back to the prison was (by her standards) slow and cumbersome.

"So," she began, trying to keep the strain out of her voice as she made small talk, "how'd you end up without two legs to stand on?"

Blackjack
2008-11-01, 03:57 AM
Control Room

This room is untouched at least.

Wincharger entered the room. Other than a few gaps in the ceiling courtesy of Shrapnel, the room is remarkably untouched.

Windcharger crossed onto the communications panel and said, "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."

(OOC: I'll post the message in Iacon soon:swirly:)

Warcry
2008-11-01, 07:58 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Downshift shook his head. "Prime was never the same after he was brought back from a backup disc, not until he was reunited with the Matrix," he told Powerflash. "And I don't think there will be too many escapees for Steeljaw to track, to be honest. The reports I'm getting indicate that the Decepticons took most of the criminals with them. They probably plan to draft them as shock troops."

The Omnibot's voice was thick with disgust. The idea of someone arming the sociopaths they'd kept locked up here and setting them loose on a civilian population with legal sanction made him want to kill something.

To Ironfist he said, "I want you to take stock of our situation. Find out how many of our troops are still active, and gather everyone in the main wardroom. We're going to need to walk through this disaster and figure out exactly what our situation is."

optimusskids
2008-11-01, 09:38 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash's optics flared

"I still want him here . Even one escapee inflicted on an innocent population is one too many."

Aero Blade
2008-11-02, 05:04 AM
CR Chamber Room

Things had remained quiet, which Wing Saber appreciated, but he also couldn't help but wonder if things were the calm before the storm. He still remained at his post, guarding the only entrance into the room, less anyone managed to infultrate back into the building and attempt to get at the wounded that were recovering.

Inside of the room, Hound was going around to the various CR chambers, monitoring the status of the injured ones, making sure complications didn't occur. A brief beeping on one of the pods drew his attention, a signal that it was just about finished with its occupant. Hound for the moment went over to stand by that one, waiting for Dirge who would soon emerge from there.

Clogs
2008-11-03, 04:29 PM
Outside

"I don't wanna talk about it," Backhand told Arcee briefly. When someone is hauling your sorry bumper into repair, you really did not want to mention the words 'I was trying to run away...' Mind, given that he had been running from Powerflash, maybe he had had some motivation other than trying to get out of the fight.

Instead, he asked, "You know where Downshift is, by any chance?"

wyze2099
2008-11-03, 05:07 PM
Arcee, Outside

Backhand's reluctance to discuss his injury was understandable, Arcee supposed; if she'd had both of her legs blown off she'd be cranky, too.

Backhand asked where Downshift was, and Arcee took a guess. "He's probably in the Maximum Security Surgical Annex with Powerflash. I admit I don't know where that is, though. Need me to take you there?"

They approached one of the many huge holes that had been created in the prison walls. This particular hole led to the corridors, so Arcee decided it was an easy way back in.

Clogs
2008-11-03, 06:24 PM
Outside

"Downshift's with Powerflash? What's happened?" Backhand exclaimed, starting and unbalancing Arcee a little. He regretted his outburst instantly and quickly added: "I need you to take me in for examination rather than just CR-ing."

Chip1123
2008-11-03, 07:56 PM
"Alright." Ironfist said to Downshift. "When should everyone gather? Some still scattered through the prison. Some still in CR chambers."

optimusskids
2008-11-03, 09:20 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe


Powerflash glared round the room

"Maybe this time the politicians willle us implement the Immobiliser."

The immobiliser was a microchip which combined explosive device and homing device.

"If only..."

Powerflash shook his head

"We must work with the resources at hand."

Warcry
2008-11-04, 05:51 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"I can't argue with that," Downshift replied to Powerflash, "but we'll bring them back in. Our former prisoners are far too unstable to keep a low profile for long."

Much like you, actually, he thought darkly.

"We'll have to use whatever we've got on hand, sir, but our first priority should be securing the place and making sure that none of the prisoners who haven't escaped manage to slip out in the chaos."

optimusskids
2008-11-04, 07:10 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash nodded

"A good plan , make it so Mr Downshift."

Blackjack
2008-11-04, 10:01 AM
Control Room

A quick interchange between Cosmos and Windcharger ensued, and Windcharger is glad when Cosmos said he'll forward the message onto the bosses.

"Hold on a sec, Windcharger." Looks like Coz is busy... Overdrive? He's hanging out with the Wreckers?

As he waited, suddenly a missile impacted on the console. "FRAG!" he turned around, immediately firing on the Decepticon escapee. Sandslicer. A homicide Decepticon.

Without further thought, Windcharger shouted, opening fire like a madman on the scorpion-mode Decepticon, eyes blazing with fury. "This is for Searchlight!" he said as he rammed the Decepticon onto the wall.

wyze2099
2008-11-04, 05:11 PM
Arcee, Entering Corridors

Backhand's sudden exclamation and burst of movement caused Arcee to swerve a bit as she carried him though the corridors. "Whoa!" She narrowly avoided crashing into a pile of debris. "I'm going to guess ... Decepticons happened?"

He then mentioned getting an examination. "So, the Surgical Annex it is, then? Just give me some directions." For all she knew, she was going in the opposite direction.

Clogs
2008-11-04, 05:36 PM
Corridors

"You're taking the right way now," Backhand confirmed. "Just take a left ahead and then follow the signs."

He lapsed into silence as Arcee gamely plodded on, considering what he was going to say to Downshift...

wyze2099
2008-11-04, 07:47 PM
Arcee, Corridors

Backhand gave the necessary directions, so Arcee hung a left and followed the signs down the corridor.

Of course, considering the extensive battle damage to this place, most of those signs were now lying on the floor and in pieces. Still, the destruction hadn't made it very far in this direction; the further she and Backhand moved from the primary corridors, the less damage there was. Even so, they passed quite a few battle-ravaged chassis of Autobot guards. At least one looked like it belonged to a member of her current body's model line.

In short order they reached the doorway to the Surgical Annex. Arcee laid Backhand down (grateful for the respite from his weight) and peeked in. "I brought Backhand with me," she informed Downshift and Powerflash.

When she spotted Searchlight's head, her jaw slackened. She hadn't realized he'd been among the deceased, but now she knew who the white-and-blue wreckage in the courtyard had belonged to.

Arminius
2008-11-05, 01:30 AM
Corridors

The site of his wrecked trailer left Overload disgusted. All four tires had been melted while the once gray and red paint was charred black. This will take forever to fix! Sighing heavily, the Micromaster began to work.

Sub-Level 2

The CR chamber containing Crossblades successfully repaired the damage to the Pretender's shell. However, his robot mode required the skills of someone like Ratchet or First Aid due to its critically damaged state.

Warcry
2008-11-05, 06:08 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"And you brought him here why?" Downshift asked Arcee incredulously. "He's a traitor who tried to kill Powerflash here. He should be under constant guard in...well, here, actually, if the boss decides to extract his brain module and laser core for cold storage like the other dangerous criminals."

To Powerflash he said, "It's already underway, but I have no idea which of our troops are still alive and functional."

wyze2099
2008-11-05, 06:52 AM
Arcee, Surgical Annex

The sight of Searchlight's disembodied head -- possessed of not a spark of remaining lifeforce -- felt the proverbial punch to Arcee's gut. She'd known Searchlight; she'd fought alongside him. This was yet another blow to the Autobots that she couldn't help but take personally; as a result, she wasn't in the best frame of mind upon hearing Downshift's reaction.

Turning to Downshift, she scowled as he described the list of charges against Backhand. "I brought him here because he asked me to," she shot back. "Because I didn't know anything about any traitorous actions. Maybe if someone had bothered to let me in on that little detail, maybe I'd have done something different with him. As it is, I'm doing what I came here from Iacon to do: help this prison and its personnel. If you don't want my help, just say so."

This, she reflected, was probably why she hadn't achieved a higher rank in the Autobot army: her temper and her mouth frequently got the better of her.

optimusskids
2008-11-05, 07:11 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash's optics glowed an icy blue

"so you survived. Found some trouble you couldn't run away from. I wouldn't be suprised if your Con friends left your sniveling carcass behind delibrately. The crime is Treason, the punishment is death. Mr Downshift dispose of the prisoner as you see fit until we can hold a trial."

Blackjack
2008-11-05, 08:25 AM
Control Room

Windcharger grunted as he grappled with Sandslicer. The scorpionlike Decepticon snapped at him with claws and tail, but is no match for Windcharger. Rage consumed Windcharger. Rage of Searchlight's death. Of the fact that Bumblebee is imprisoned. Of the fact that the Decepticons have escaped...

Windcharger hit him again, and again, and again, and again...

Soon, all that is left of the Decepticon is a puddle of oil and metal. Windcharger composed himself, looking icily at the dead body. He felt no remorse.

"Windcharger to Powerflash, be aware of escapees. I met one and he's summarily... executed."

Clogs
2008-11-05, 09:37 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annex

Backhand struggled erect, hauling himself up by the numerous storage locker handles set into the wall, and faced Powerflash. He was thinking that, here at the end of it, if he was going down the other was going with him.

"Downshift," he said, optics equally as hard as Powerflash's. "I'll admit to not following every little precious bit of the Autobot Code, but I ain't no traitor. So I got scared and ran? I'm not the first to do that... but I wasn't running from the fight - I WAS RUNNING FROM POWERFLASH!"

Leaning back for support, he pointed Searchlight's disembodied head.

"Did he do that..?"

optimusskids
2008-11-07, 10:17 PM
Altihex

Conflagration sloshed out of the fuel station his tankage topped up.

Causually he flicked a match behind him and heard the whoomph as the station ignited.


~*~


Slicer sped down the road heading at full speed away from the prison.

"Wheeljack to Hacksaw I will be at the lab (code for back up rendezvous 2) in 3 breems over."

Warcry
2008-11-09, 05:51 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"Never mind that," Downshift told Arcee dismissively. "We need to worry about real problems right now, not fight amongst ourselves."

He glared at Backhand. "I don't care why you did what you did. This isn't the first time you've shown signs of betrayal, but mark my words -- it will be the last." He glanced toward Searchlight's head and said. "And that's none of your business, scum."

Turning his attention back to Arcee he said, "Would you please escort the prisoner to the surgical suite and lock him in a secure CR chamber for repairs?"

Then, turning back to Powerflash, he said, "And speaking of real problems...I don't think we can wait for help to arrive from Iacon." He gestured toward the far wall -- where the sparkless bodies of the prison's most dangerous inmates were stored -- and pointed toward a particular stasis pod.

"If there has ever been anyone equipped to hunt down the escapees, it's him."

The Omnibot strode over to the pod and brushed away the dust that had gathered on it, revealing the name "REPUGNUS" etched into the metal.

wyze2099
2008-11-09, 07:31 AM
Arcee, Surgical Annex

When Backhand pointed out that something had been done to Searchlight's head, Arcee took a closer look and gaped. Judging by the amount of wiring hooked up to the Throttlebot's skull, someone was either trying to keep him alive or use him to pick up broadcast signals from Earth. Either way, the end result was horrifying. Arcee couldn't tell if the revival would actually work, but it was almost a certainty that Searchlight would never be the same again.

Downshift asked her to escort Backhand to a secure CR chamber, so she nodded and put aside her negativity to focus on the task at hand. "C'mon, you," she told Backhand as she grabbed one of his arms and kicked in her vernier thrusters. This time she didn't bother carrying him; instead she dragged him out into the hallway and followed the signs to a nearby surgical suite.

A suite that would turn out to be occupied...

optimusskids
2008-11-09, 09:10 AM
MAximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash looked over at the pod indicated.

"Repugnus you want me to revive Repugnus, have you forgotten the Tagan Heights Incident!!"

Roethlisberger7
2008-11-09, 09:22 PM
Sub Level 2

Landmine and Waverider merged with their Pretender shells once they had been repaired. The group of five Pretenders were now ready to return to Iacon and exited the prison.

Clogs
2008-11-10, 01:28 PM
Corridors

Aghast at being brushed aside by Downshift, Backhand reached impulsively for his sub-spaced bazooka, but Arcee grabbed him and, in agony, he was dragged from the sickbay. The pain was so bad it left him wavering at the edge of offlining before he could slam in the necessary signal blockers and close down most of the feedback.

"You... gotta listen," he said, vocals barely audible over the sound of his own body scraping along the floor. "Powerflash ain't... right in the... head... Dangerous..."

wyze2099
2008-11-10, 06:44 PM
Arcee, Surgical Suite

Backhand tried explaining that Powerflash was dangerous, but Arcee didn't think he was in any position to make such accusations. Coming to a stop outside the Surgical Suite, she was about to tell him so when she heard loud, rhythmic clanging sounds coming from within the suite.

Peeking inside, she saw that one of the secure CR chambers was being hit repeatedly by a mech who looked like he'd been pieced together from the aftermath of a demolition derby. Clearly, it was a prisoner. "Can't get this stupid thing to open..."

"Hey, you! What do you think you're doing?" Arcee demanded.

Seeing that he had a visitor, the mech turned and glared at Arcee. "Well, if it ain't a chickbot. Name's Pileup." He made a show of flexing his chassis, as if he were somehow supposed to seem impressive. Then he peered at her, taking a closer look. "You look familiar ... oh yeah. You got a similar body style as one of the guards I trashed. Think he said his name was Skiff. Those thrusters on his back're pretty sweet, so I just had to take 'em off him." He held up a pair of vernier thrusters very much like Arcee's own; now that she thought about it, the guard she'd seen in the corridor had been missing his thrusters. "To bad I can't reach where I wanna put 'em on my back. Wanna help me out?"

Arcee glowered at the criminal. "You like spare parts, huh? I think I can help you out with that." With a grunt of effort, she picked up Backhand and tossed him at Pileup.

The prisoner caught the guard, somewhat confused. "Hey, I know you! Backhand, right? You've been a complete torquewrench to me the whole time I've been here...."

As Pileup's attention was still focused on the guard he was carrying, Arcee quickly drew one of her swords and turned on its energon charge. In a smooth motion, she sliced Pileup's legs off at the knees, causing the mech to topple onto his back, pinned to the floor underneath Backhand's weight.

"No fair!" Pileup whined as Arcee sheathed her sword and collected Backhand, placing him in one secure CR chamber.

Turning back to Pileup, Arcee kicked him hard in the jaw, to get him to shut up. "Just so you know," she informed him as she opened up the other CR chamber and lugged Pileup into it, "this is a secure CR chamber, which means it doesn't open from the inside. You only get to leave the chamber when someone lets you out. That goes for both of you."

Warcry
2008-11-11, 05:34 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"I remember," Downshift assured Powerflash, "and it's things like what he did there that make him ideal for this assignment. I realize that it's not ideal, but right now we can't afford to be picky. Trust me, I don't make this suggestion lightly."

He listened to what Backhand had to say as he was dragged away, but Downshift didn't need anyone to tell him that Powerflash had lost it.

optimusskids
2008-11-11, 07:18 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash nodded slowly

"Desperate times call for desperate measures I suppose. Make it so Mr Downshift. If he escapes though it is your responsibility."

Clogs
2008-11-11, 09:18 AM
Surgical suite, secure CR chamber

Backhand struggled to get off the unprepossessing Pileup, but, without the use of his legs, that was pretty much no-go; luckily, though, Pileup had no time to pull bits off him. When Arcee waded in, he was thrown to the floor again and barely had time to groan before she slammed him into one of the CR chambers, and the plexisteel door slid shut.

Tried to play hero, he thought to himself as the repair system automatically flashed an assessment beam over his exoform and began to cycle him down. Won't make the same mistake twice. If I ever get the chance to make any more mistakes...

For a moment, Backhand considered the bazooka in his subspace pocket (overlooked by the indignant Arcee) as well as the small, highly-valuable stash of goods there, and an almost feral smirk touched his lips. Then, he went offline.

Blackjack
2008-11-11, 09:25 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Windcharger dragged the dead body of Sandslicer behind him. Well, what's left of the Decepticon anyway. "Powerflash, Downshift, here's another escapee. Be aware. They're still plentiful here. This one is... ah, executed."

He dropped the body outside the room, and the letters caught his eye. "What's that?... Repugnus? Repugnus, the Monsterbot? We've got Autobots chained up here that can help us and you never told us?"

Blackjack
2008-11-11, 09:33 AM
OOC: DOUBLE POST, mods please delete

Chip1123
2008-11-11, 04:28 PM
Ironfist watched as Windcharger dropped the dead body in front of those in the Annex. He nodded in approval.

"One less to deal with." Ironfist said. "Internal Comm still working? Gather those left that way."

Versuvius
2008-11-12, 02:51 AM
Detention Block

While Submarauder lay deactivated in the cell, Iguanus started to pound on the cell's bars causing a lot of racket. He was not thrilled that Soundwave, Finback, and the other Decepticons had left the two behind.

Prison Entrance

Gunrunner was grateful that Windcharger had opened the gate but wished he could have made more of a contribution during the battle. He watched Landmine and several other Pretenders exit. The group did not stop for conversation. Slowly, he pulled into the prison, looking over the significant damage.

Blackjack
2008-11-12, 08:46 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"I guess internal comms still work." Windcharger replied to Ironfist. "The fragging scraplet only got to our external communicators. Let me check anyway."

"Arcee? Hound? Wingsabre? Dirge? Overload? Gunrunner? Is anyone receiving me?"

Looking out of the window, Windcharger's jaw dropped--well, not literally of course-- as he saw the five Pretenders leaving Altihex. "Spawns of Unicron." he cursed.

wyze2099
2008-11-12, 08:16 PM
Arcee, Surgical Suite

Once Backhand and Pileup had been locked in their respective CR chambers, Arcee slumped against a console, near exhaustion. Her fuel reserves were getting seriously low, and her latest burst of activity in dealing with Pileup hadn't helped matters. All she needed was a little time to catch her breath, so to speak, and to maybe find the break room so that she could refuel.

Windcharger's message came through on the comm channel. "Arcee here," she replied, not even bothering to keep the sound of fatigue out of her voice. "I just put Backhand in a secure chamber as requested. And I even found an escaped prisoner in here, and I put a stop to him in short order. He's confined to a secure chamber as well. Said his name was Pileup."

She paused, waiting for a reply to that before she added, "also, I'm in serious need of some Energon."

(OOC: optimusskids, is Conflagration still on the prison grounds? I could have Arcee respond to that soon enough if so.)

optimusskids
2008-11-12, 08:23 PM
(ooC Conflagration is on the outskirts of Altihex town.)

Powerflash glared at Windcharger

"I'm the Governor here, I do not feel the need to consult or discuss my decisions with everyone from the cleaning mech up. There are plenty of Autobots imprisoned here jus because one may have a modicum of talent at tracking it does not mean that auomatically I will release them especialy given this ones crimes. Steeljaw has been summoned but time is of the essence and I will be releasing Repugnus into Mr Downshifts capable hands."

Versuvius
2008-11-13, 01:13 AM
Courtyard

The transmission sent by Windcharger was received by Gunrunner. "What's up Windcharger?" He pulled over by the wreckage of Skyhopper's helicopter.

Warcry
2008-11-13, 05:49 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"If he escapes, I'll track him down and kill him myself," Downshift assured Powerflash. The Omnibot set to work at one of the room's control consoles, activating Repgunus's pod's secure reactivation sequence. Machinery began to rumble as the Transformer's extracted laser core was slowly and carefully re-inserted into his torso inside the equipment.

To Windcharger he said, "Repugnus is a criminal, if not an outright terrorist. Releasing him isn't something that we're undertaking lightly."

Aero Blade
2008-11-14, 04:04 AM
CR Chamber Room

"I read you," Hound replied on the com to Windcharger as the transmittion came through. "Dirge probably got it to, but he's a bit out of it," Hound explained, at the same helping the large seeker out of the CR Chamber he'd occupied, still a bit dissoriented as he rubbed the side of his head. "Everything alright in your area?"

Blackjack
2008-11-14, 01:24 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annex

Windcharger replied to Hound, Arcee and Gunrunner, "Everything's okay, but external comms are toast. Just testing the internal comms."

To Powerflash Windcharger said, "I know... Repugnus' methods are... direct and sometimes questionable, but he's one of the Autobots' best. When will you realise that the peace is making us soft? In war guys like Repugnus and the Wreckers and Sunstreaker and me bend the rules to bring this peace. No one complained about it during the war, no... But now? 'Inhumanly cruel and direct'. Sometimes I feel that direct action is the best. Don't let the peace soften us up. I know damn well that the Decepticons are different than us, and the peace time is making them bold. They know that we won't give up peace that easily. So they strike us, knowing we'll be confused whether to fight."

"So, it's time to strike back." Windcharger said, pointing at Searchlight's head, "or do you want more heads to fall before you wait? We can start now by cleaning up this mess and bring back the escaped Deceps." he kicked Sandslicer's body.

Warcry
2008-11-15, 06:43 AM
South Altihex

A civilian transport truck pulled over and waited, its driver transforming to robot mode as he waited for his fare (Slicer) to arrive. He wasn't aware that he was sitting at a pre-arranged Decepticon meeting space or that he'd been sent by Buzzsaw, only that he'd been offered a huge sum of shanix to extract someone from the city without customs trouble.

optimusskids
2008-11-15, 11:44 AM
South Altihex

Slicer zoomed round the corner knocking over a bollard and screeched to a halt.

He transformerd and scanned the street. A large mech was standing leaning against a building arms folded.

He sauntered over

"Did a Mr Hacksaw ask you to be here?"

Warcry
2008-11-16, 07:14 AM
South Altihex

The driver scoffed. "No, a mister Hacksaw paid me an obscene amount of shanix to be here," he told Slicer. "You my passenger?"

optimusskids
2008-11-16, 10:21 AM
South Altihex

Slicer grinned ears flashing

"That would be me."

wyze2099
2008-11-16, 05:15 PM
Prison Corridors

After responding to Windcharger's call, Arcee used the suite's computer to locate the break room in hopes of obtaining a much-needed energon supply. She had every intention of returning to the Surgical Annex; she was just getting uncomfortably low on power.

Transforming into vehicle mode, she skimmed through the corridors, quickly following the necessary path to the break room. She hoped she'd find it in good condition...

(OOC: Would the break room still be in one piece? I can't remember if that room had been invaded during the attack.)

Blackjack
2008-11-17, 01:44 PM
(OOC: I don't think so. Any damage it might have suffered might be only because of the random collateral damage that Abominus and Shrapnel were gleefully dishing out. :D )

Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Windcharger, finishing his rant, said to Powerflash, "that said... What are my orders?"

Warcry
2008-11-18, 05:46 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Downshift watched as the indicators on Repugnus' stasis pod climbed closer and closer toward full reactivation.

(OOC: Any time, now. :) )
________________________________________

South Altihex

"Well, then," the driver said to Slicer as he transformed and connected back to his trailer, "climb in and lets get going."

wyze2099
2008-11-18, 07:02 AM
Arcee, Break Room

Having found the break room, Arcee found that it was still structurally intact, save for some minor damage here and there. The earlier chaos had apparently missed this room, though the room had still been rattled.

The energon supply was still reasonably well-stocked, so Arcee helped herself to the subtance. She didn't drain it all, because she figured others would need to replenish themselves as well.

She took a few minutes to unwind before she went back to the Surgical Annex where some of the others were. She'd been having a long day, and it wasn't over yet.


Pileup, Surgical Suite

Unbeknownst to Arcee, the miscreant known as Pileup had done more damage to the CR chambers' controls than she'd previously thought. In his attempts to violently coerce the chambers to open up, he'd inadvertantly wrecked the safety mechanisms that prevented the chambers from being opened from the inside.

Now there was really nothing to prevent them from opening once their occupants, Pileup and Backhand, had been sufficiently repaired...

optimusskids
2008-11-18, 07:18 AM
South Altihex

Slicer undogged the doors and scrambled aboard after checking they could be opened from the inside.

He banged lightly on the front partition of the trailer

"I'm ready"

Chip1123
2008-11-18, 04:36 PM
Ironfist weighed his words carefully. "Repungus' actions necessary, like Wreckers. But if you are worried about him, I can... accompany him. Make sure he returns - one way or the other."

Warcry
2008-11-19, 04:27 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"That might be a good idea," Downshift told Ironfist. Turning to Powerflash he asked, "What do you think, sir?"
________________________________________

South Altihex

The driver shifted into gear and headed off toward Polyhex without a word to Slicer.

Aero Blade
2008-11-19, 05:53 AM
CR Chamber Room

"Toasted com system, and who knows what else. Aero would be having a field day getting this place back in order if he'd been assigned with us," Hound commented aloud, mainly to himself before he turned to his friend. "How's the frame, Dirge?"

"Doing alright, still a little dazed," The seeker answered, now appearing to be back in order after the damage he'd taken. "What were the Decepticons doing here anyways?"

"Presumably, looking for recruits to help fill their ranks," Wing Saber called from where he was still guarding the entrance. "With the outbreak of civil war, they need all the troops they can get, even the ones we were holding. We can take it as a sign of how intense things may soon become in the near future."

optimusskids
2008-11-19, 07:41 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe


Powerflash looked over at Downshift distractedly

"ah yes make it so Mr Downshift."

Blackjack
2008-11-19, 12:17 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Windcharger looked as the reconstruction of Repugnus continues at a frenzied state, "might I suggest inputing the current situation into his mind?" he spoke.

Lord Zarak
2008-11-19, 02:01 PM
And they said he wouldnt dream!

His incarceration had been one enduring nightmare, both physically and - as the humans would say - spiritually.

Not only was he "responsible" for what happened at The Heights, he was at the receiving end of someone elses "responsibility". Before he was placed in his stasis pod, he was told "You wont feel a thing. Which is a mercy you do not deserve..." and so on.

The death, the destruction, the beatings...it all revolved around him. And now he could feel life surging into him again, the lies and deceit and the drive for confusion surging through him again.

Inside his pod, his hands twitched.

Versuvius
2008-11-20, 01:32 AM
Courtyard

Gunrunner received a garbled distress call from Seaspray but didn't want to leave the prison in case the Decepticons launched a counterattack. Even though he couldn't make out the entire message it sounded like Seaspray was in trouble. I hope someone helps him out! Separating from his Pretender vehicle, Gunrunner walked over to the wreckage of Skyhopper's helicopter.

Detention Block

Pacing about the the cell, Iguanus continued to think of ways to escape from his current predicament. Submarauder was still out of it and needed to placed in his shell soon to avoid any permanent damage. No one had been in the detention block since the Autobot Pretenders had placed them back in their shell, so Iguanus assumed all of the Decepticons had retreated.

Blackjack
2008-11-20, 12:57 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Windcharger saw Repugnus twitch, and spoke out loud, so that Downshift, Powerflash and Ironfist could hear, "I think he's coming to!"

He raised his left hand, pulsing with pale magnetic energy, in case something happened. Looking at the pale magnetic field, he cursed in disgust. This body really eats throuh energon like no one's business.

Warcry
2008-11-22, 08:15 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"Consider yourself partnered, then," Downshift told Ironfist.

He looked over at the status indicators on Repugnus' pod, then told Windcharger, "It looks like he's awake, so we'll have to explain it the old-fashioned way."

The Omnibot tapped a control on the pod and it started to open. He had his neural shock gun in his other hand, just in case.

optimusskids
2008-11-22, 08:40 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash motioned and Road Rocket zoomed into position.

Blackjack
2008-11-23, 06:22 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"It sure looks that way..." Windcharger spoke to Downshift.

Lord Zarak
2008-11-23, 04:08 PM
As the final surges of life surged into Repugnus, his vision cleared and saw two Autobots standing opposite. He noticed immediately the gun one held in his hand.

At least my optics work he thought to himself. Memory should come back soon.

He tried to flex his arms, but found that they were tied down, and tight. Seems like they are finally learning.

"Did you miss me?" he asked, with no hint of humour in his voice.

Chip1123
2008-11-24, 04:36 PM
"We have need of your services. I will accompany you." Ironfist said to Repungus. "Play nice, or you get put back in the cage."

Lord Zarak
2008-11-25, 04:58 PM
Barely keeping the sneer out of his voice and the scorn off his face, Repugnus said "Yer know, with me arms tied down, the heavies, the guns and the happy faces, this is not what I expected at all. Wheres the joy, the happiness and the laughter to greet me?"

Warcry
2008-11-25, 10:43 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"Repugnus, cut the antics and pay attention," Downshift snapped. "We have a job for you to do. If you don't want to do it, I'll gladly shove you right back into the freezer."

wyze2099
2008-11-26, 07:00 AM
Arcee, Break Room

Now that she had replenished her Energon supply, Arcee opened a comm link to Downshift and the other Autobots in the Surgical Annex. "Hey guys, it's Arcee. I'm in the break room, and I'm done refueling. Should I rejoin you in the Surgical Annex, or should I go see how the 'Bots in Sub-Level 2 are doing?"

Blackjack
2008-11-26, 08:15 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Windcharger rolled his optics, "Repugnus... We need your help. Whatever happened between you... and... them, put it away for now, please? This might be your only chance for freedom."

They lock him up, and beg him to help us when needed. This ain't gonna be easy...

Lord Zarak
2008-11-26, 11:23 AM
Repugnus looked around for a second."Ah. Well. A frosty reception no matter what I choose. I'll listen, for now."

He nodded at Windcharger, but narrowed his eyes at downshift

Warcry
2008-11-29, 06:41 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"That's better," Downshift told Repugnus. "Thank you. Now, I'll get right down to business. The Decepticons attacked us to rescue a bunch of their comrades. That's bad enough, but in the process they managed to unleash at least a couple dozen dangerous criminals -- some even more dangerous than you -- onto the city. We want them...dealt with, and you're the mech for the job."

He gestured toward Ironfist. "Ironfist here is a weapons expert and a talented warrior in his own right. He'll be your partner on this assignment. If you try to escape without completing your mission, he'll kill you. On the other hand, if you return to us successful, we'll be in your debt."

optimusskids
2008-11-29, 09:11 AM
(any oneelse getting a heroes vibe one of us one of them )

Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash glared at Repugnus

He turned to Ironfist

"Can you do it , if you need to terminate him ? "

Arminius
2008-11-29, 06:14 PM
Corridors

Overload cursed as he removed the melted tires from his crippled trailer. Those blasted Firecons will pay for this! He was also concerned about the other Autobots who had been damaged and weren't online.

Versuvius
2008-11-29, 11:28 PM
Courtyard

Gunrunner activated his comm, "Hey Windcharger, is there anything you want me to do?" He was alone in the courtyard and felt a little guilty that he didn't arrive in time to provide any assistance in the battle against the Decepticons.

Detention Block

Iguanus tried to contact his Pretender shell in the armory but the signal was still being jammed by the Autobots. If only I could regain control of it! He knew that because of Submarauder's current state that time was running out.

Blackjack
2008-11-30, 06:56 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Windcharger replied to Gunrunner, "Well, Gunrunner, I think the Terrorcons are still laying out there, deactivated. Can you bring them up to the cells? I'll be there shortly to assist you."

Turning to Ironfist and Repugnus, he said, "Good luck." before going out to the Courtyard.

Lord Zarak
2008-11-30, 11:44 AM
"Could you?" mocked Repugnus. "Could you piull the trigger on me?" Looking up at Ironfist as well, he said "I wouldnt even let you think you had a chance to pull the trigger on me."

In general, he asked everyone preset "Exactly who are we talking about here?"

optimusskids
2008-11-30, 03:07 PM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash glared at Repugnus

"Mr Downshift do we have a VVH in storage."

Arminius
2008-11-30, 07:02 PM
Outskirts

Skystalker (disguised as Roadhandler) sat his shuttle down just outside the prison, were it would be out of range of any of the Autobots sensors. In the distance he could see that the prison gate was still open and that there didn't appear to be any guards. He climbed from the shuttle and began to walk to the prison, since he couldn't transform with his disguise. Idiot Autobots! This will be too easy.

Versuvius
2008-11-30, 09:59 PM
"I'll get right too it." Gunrunner looked over the deactivated Terrorcons, deciding to move Blot first. Before he could begin he saw Roadhandler approaching. "Hey Roadhandler you're just in time to help me get these 'cons back in their cells." Where's the rest of the patrol? "Does your patrol mind giving me a hand?"

wyze2099
2008-12-01, 06:23 AM
Arcee, Corridors

Having waited what seemed like a reasonable amount of time for a response to her message, Arcee found that none was forthcoming. She decided to return to the Surgical Annex to ask in person if she could check up on Bumblebee and the other Autobots regenerating in Sub-level 2. While she was tempted to do so without authorization, she wanted to do the responsible thing.

Activating her vernier thrusters, she skimmed through the corridor, arriving at the Surgical Annex in short order. Peeking in the doorway, she saw the same Autobots as before, minus Windcharger. In his place was one of the Monsterbots; it took Arcee a moment to remember that this was Repugnus, who'd been locked up. Apparently desperate times called for desperate measures, and if this didn't qualify as a desperate time, she didn't know what would.

Chip1123
2008-12-01, 08:37 PM
Ironfist glared down at Repungus. "Killing another Autobot would not be optimal, but if you go rogue, you will be my enemy." With the last part being said, he looked up at Powerflash. "Does that answer your question?"

Clogs
2008-12-02, 05:57 PM
Secure CR Chamber

"Thhhhattt sttilll hurrrts...."

Backhand heard his own voice even before he was fully online. Still dazed from the CR's controlled medical stasis, his neural net nevertheless informed him of the ghost of pain in his leg circuitry, although a dazed diagnostic confirmed the hydraulic damage had already been repaired.

"Whoo! Shouldn't beeee up yetttt," he said, lurching as his knees gave way, throwing his hands forwards to prevent his face impacting with the sealed door. He allowed his forehead to rest against the semi-transparent plexiglass, letting his arms drop. "Summat's wrrrrongg with thisss stooopid ch-chamber..."

Arminius
2008-12-03, 02:15 AM
Courtyard

Skystalker (disguised as Roadhandler) ignored Gunrunner and went through the gate, continuing across the courtyard. When he was close enough, he drew his pair of laser pistols and fired at the Pretender's chest.

wyze2099
2008-12-03, 02:34 AM
Arcee, Surgical Annex

"You'll be my enemy as well," Arcee added, smiling sweetly at Repugnus.

To the others, she asked, "I'm guessing this fine specimen is going to be used to hunt the escaped inmates?"


Pileup, Secure CR Chamber

Before she'd closed the chamber doors, the female with the swords had been kind enough to toss Pileup's severed feet into the chamber with him. However, the process of automatically reattaching the limbs to his body wasn't painless by any stretch of the imagination, and for some reason -- like Backhand -- Pileup was emerging from stasis lock early.

Still, a mech who'd spent the better part of his existence either in a fight or grafting his opponents' parts to his body wasn't a stranger to pain, so after the initial surprise he rode out the storm of agony. Besides, the pain allowed his mind to focus.

Once his legs were sufficiently repaired, he began pounding on the CR chamber door, using the fists that had laid waste to countless adversaries to create spiderweb-like fissures in the plexiglass. One final blow shattered the door, and Pileup fell forward onto the floor. "Finally...."

Collecting his strength, he laid there for a while, then hauled himself up to a sitting position. In the next chamber over was Backhand, the guard he'd wanted to rip apart for quite some time. Okay, he'd wanted to rip apart all the guards, but Backhand had been one of the few to actually deserve it.

And now he was lying in the chamber, defenseless. This was going to be fun.

As Pileup balled up a fist and prepared to draw it back, a thought occurred to him. Why was this guard in a chamber reserved for prisoners?

Blackjack
2008-12-03, 03:46 AM
Courtyard

Windcharger stepped out into the courtyard, and used a magnetic bubble to encase the body of Rippersnapper, carrying him back into the prison. He called out behind him, "Hurry up, we don't want them to wake up..."

Suddenly Skystalker's shot was heard by Windcharger. He dumped Rippersnapper in a nearby cell, and rushed out, gun at the ready.

Warcry
2008-12-03, 05:04 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"Several," Downshift told Powerflash. "As I recall, I'm forbidden to use them," he said offhandedly. Should I assume that that order is rescinded?"

To Repugnus he said, "I'm uploading a list of the escapees to you right now. They're mostly common killers and other criminal scum."

Clogs
2008-12-03, 10:10 AM
Secure CR Chamber

Backhand rested against the door, his feet (which still ached) jammed against the rear of the chamber. This was like being seriously under-energised; it was hard to focus, hard to compute.

When Pileup began to smash his way out of the companion chamber, Backhand simply could not even rouse himself enough to bother. It was only when he saw a monstrous fist practically in his face that his self-preservation protocols kicked in and made him recoil.

Lord Zarak
2008-12-03, 05:46 PM
In reply to Ironfist Repugnus said: "If you had the courage to back up what you just said, I would be recovering from a punch to the head. Actions speak louder than words. Words just bore me"

Turning to Downshift he replied"Why can't you just tell me who it is? I wouldnt want you to put a little surveillance bug in there with it. It's the kinda thing I'd do."

And as he heard and saw Arcee he said: "Why, if it isnt everybody's favourite? Still yearning after the younger mech? You could get put away for that, you know."

optimusskids
2008-12-03, 05:53 PM
Surgical Annexe

Powerflash pondered for a moment

"fit Repugnus with the remote VVH the new model that permits transformation."

wyze2099
2008-12-03, 07:08 PM
Arcee, Surgical Annex

Just before she'd left to take Backhand to a secured CR chamber, there'd been talk of bringing out an inmate to hunt the escapees. Now, Arcee was wondering if it were really worth it. Repugnus was living up to his name with everyone in the room.

He made a comment to her that simply puzzled her. She was about to ask what 'younger mech' he was talking about, but she decided not to give him any more ammo. Instead, she asked, "what were you put away for -- your sparkling personality?" She gestured toward Downshift and Powerflash as she spoke to the Monsterbot. "Or did these guys just neglect to bring that back online along with the rest of you?"

Chip1123
2008-12-03, 08:05 PM
"Ignore him." Ironfist said to Arcee. "He wants pain, and I shall deliver." As Ironfist said the last bit, he swung his fist at the other mech, intending to teach him some respect.

Lord Zarak
2008-12-03, 10:01 PM
Repugnus was about to reply to Arcee when he recieved a mouth-full of fist off Ironfist, the force of which knocked his head back and forth.

He took a deep breath, and retorted.

"Number one. Next time, do it with some feeling. Make me hurt, make me scream, make me fearyou.


"Number two. Showing off will get you nowhere. Not with her anyway."

Repugnus gave Arcee a less than charming smile.

Turning to Powerflash and asked:

"What the slag is a VVH unit?"

wyze2099
2008-12-04, 01:25 AM
Arcee, Surgical Annex

Ironfist clocked Repugnus in an attempt to put him in his place. Arcee had wanted to do that herself, but not without authorization. Still, she adopted a ready stance with one hand resting on the handle of an energon sword, prepared to act as a secondary line of defense if Repugnus wanted to escalate the matter.

Thankfully, he didn't. He continued his streak of rude commentary (and just what was his fascination with who was interested in her -- and vice versa -- anyway?), then he asked what a VVH was.

Arcee had to admit she was curious what that was as well, even as she fought the urge to erase the smile on the Monsterbot's face.

optimusskids
2008-12-04, 07:13 AM
Surgical Annexe

Powerflash looked at Downshift.

"Mr Downshift fetch the VVH I think a demonstration is in order."

wyze2099
2008-12-04, 05:55 PM
Pileup, Secure CR Chamber

Backhand recoiled, and the reaction (however delayed) made Pileup smile. It was a nice change of pace for the almighty prison guard to live in fear. In fact, as far as Pileup was concerned it should have been the natural order of things.

His gaze landed on an object that appeared to be in the CR chamber with the guard. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be a bazooka. And a pretty good model, at that; Pileup preferred his fists, but he could appreciate weapons that made things go boom.

Opening Backhand's chamber, he grabbed the bazooka and let Backhand fall to the floor. "So were you gonna use this on me?" he asked, though he didn't really care whether he received an answer or not. He grew contemplative. "Or ... maybe that femme with the nice set of ... thrusters?"

Warcry
2008-12-05, 05:34 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Downshift sighed. "There are, to date, fifty-eight confirmed escapees and thirty-four that may be at large but have not yet been confirmed. Their data files include information on known associates, enemies, convictions, modus operandi and other sundry facts. Now, if you'd like to learn all of that manually I'm sure I can oblige you, but by the time we're done the odds are there won't be anyone left for you to track."

The Omnibot's expression hardened as he looked at Repugnus. "Furthermore, if we were going to insert a bug in you -- and you can rest assured that we have -- it would have happened while you were napping."

Turning to Arcee, he said, "Could you fetch the variable voltage harness that Powerflash is asking for? It should be in the secure storage area next door, on shelf 16R." He crossed his arms. "I'd rather not leave the prisoner right now."

Finally, he fixed Ironfist with a cold look. "Belay that. For now, anyway."

Clogs
2008-12-05, 06:36 PM
Secure CR Chamber

Unable to help himself, Backhand smashed into the floor, only his upflung arms saving his face. The jolt made him cry out. With a flash of terror, he saw that Pileup held a bazooka - his bazooka! The weapon must have been dislodged from his subspace pocket without him noticing when he came back online...

"Minnnneee," Backhand managed to growl. "Gonnnaaa fiiigghhhttt wayyyy ooout of herrre."

Versuvius
2008-12-06, 01:05 AM
Courtyard

Gunrunner tried to draw his weapon but Skystalker's attack was too sudden. The blast from the laser pistols blew off his chest console, igniting it in a fireball. He fell back against his Pretender Vehicle, deactivated.

Arminius
2008-12-06, 02:11 AM
Armory

Satisfied that Gunrunner had been destroyed, Skystalker shed his disguise and entered the prison through one of the many holes in the wall created during the Decepticon's initial assault. When he reached the armory, Skystalker shot off the lock, which revealed Iguanus and Submarauder's Pretender shells, along with other munitions. He quickly removed the mode locks, knowing that time was of the essence.

Outskirts

Outside the prison, Skystalker's shuttle began preflight procedures.

Blackjack
2008-12-06, 02:24 AM
Courtyard

Skystalker had entered through a different entrance than Windcharger. Windcharger, meanwhile, got out to the courtyard and saw Gunrunner's smoking body. "FRAG!"

Looking around at the Terrorcons, which are still immobile, Windcharger created makeshift manacles from nearby pipes with his magnetism to hold them for now.

Turning to Gunrunner, he slung the Pretender over his shoulder, and said, "You'll be fine..." as he dragged him into the prison compound. Ain't gonna lose you like I lost Searchlight...

Versuvius
2008-12-06, 07:32 PM
Detention Block

With the removal of the mode lock by Skystalker, Iguanus immediately regained control of his Pretender shell. He didn't know how he was able to regain control but directed his shell to come to the detention block. Time to leave! Iguanus went over to Submarauder and tried to revive him so he could take control of his shell. "Submarauder the time has come for us to depart!"

Courtyard

Deactivated and critically damaged, Gunrunner was slung over Windcharger's shoulder. Sparks and flames shot out of the wound on his chest.

wyze2099
2008-12-07, 06:45 AM
Pileup, Secure CR Chamber Room

"Yeah, see, that's what I don't get," Pileup declared as he glanced from the bazooka to Backhand. "You're supposed to be on their side, but you got locked up just like all us criminals. Now you're sayin' you wanna fight your way out. You torque off the Autobots too, or somethin'?"


Arcee, Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"Secure storage area, shelf 16R," Arcee repeated Downshift's order. "Got it. Be right back." She kicked in her vernier thrusters and zipped out of the room, fairly confident she could find the storage area. She still had no idea what a 'variable voltage harness' was, though; she supposed she'd have to bluff her way through that part.

Once she was in the corridor, she spotted a Pretender shell strolling by. It looked like Iguanus', so she moved closer to investigate. She couldn't tell if the shell was occupied or remote-controlled, but it didn't immediately detect her, so she decided to use a bit of stealth to follow it and see where it led.

Guess the search for the doohickey will have to be put on hold for the moment, she thought as she tailed it toward the Detention Block.

Clogs
2008-12-08, 01:56 PM
Secure CR Chamber

"Coooullld sayyyy thaaat." Backhand managed to heave himself to his knees and then dropped back against the CR chamber's curving wall. "Powerrrflassh an' meeee gottt hissstory."

He threw up his hands, angry at his whole situation. It did not help to be sitting so vulnerable with Pileup leaning over him, armed with his own weapon while he felt spaced-out.

"Loook," he slurred. "Gottt meee shrrrannixxxxx, metalssss and Sssyk..."

Versuvius
2008-12-09, 02:45 AM
Detention Block

After Iguanus was able to revive him, Submarauder moved his Pretender shell out of the armory to the detention block. Since he had moved his shell later than Iguanus, he was able to spot Arcee sneaking behind Iguanus's shell. "Iguanus behind you!" Submarauder took aim at Arcee with his torpedo rifle and opened fire. "Die female Autobot!"

wyze2099
2008-12-09, 06:55 AM
Secure CR Chamber

Pileup tilted his head to the side, considering Backhand's words. "You got shanix? And Syk? Now you're speakin' my language." He'd made a good living back in the day working as an arena fighter and an enforcer on the side.

"You're sayin' you wanna buy me off? Or hire me?"


Detention Block

Too late, Arcee realized Iguanus wasn't alone. Another Decepticon Pretender, Submarauder, showed up behind her, torpedo guns blazing.

One shot grazed one of the vernier thrusters on her back as she dived away from the spray of gunfire. She yelped at the injury, but she nonetheless rolled across the floor and drew her energon swords, charging them with energy.

Having closed the distance between herself and Submarauder, she sliced at the Pretender shell with one sword. "Oh yeah? Die, male Decepticon ... seafood platter..."

Blackjack
2008-12-09, 07:56 AM
Prison Entrance

Windcharger, carrying the injured form of Gunrunner, made grunting noises as he moved slowly towards Sub-Level Two. His main priority is to get Gunrunner to a CR chamber fast. But Windcharger himself requires a recharge fast.

Damn, should've recharged earlier- what?

A ruslting noise from a dark corner in the corridors caught his attention. "Show yourself!" Windcharger said, trying to sound imposing.

A mech with a design similar to that of the Micromaster Nightflight stepped out, and started to open fire with a bazooka too big for him. A shot caught Windcharger right in the hip. Clutching his open wound, he sent a bolt of magnetic energy towards the ceilings, dropping three I-beams on the Decepticon.

That's Blackblast. I think I incapacitated him, but can't be sure... Energon levels dropping...

Shouting to his comms, Windcharger sounded desperate, "Powerflash, Downshift, Ironfist, Arcee, Wing Saber, Overload, Pyro, Dirge, Hound- help- Decepticons running amuck- They got Gunrunner an' me..." before he collapsed beside Gunrunner.

Lord Zarak
2008-12-09, 02:44 PM
Lying there Repugnus heard the comotion, and the look on the faces of Downshift and Powerflash. Turning his head to them he opened his mouth.

"If there was ever a time to set me free, it's now! Do it, before it gets out of hand!"

Versuvius
2008-12-10, 12:28 AM
Detention Block

Submarauder's shell used his sword to block Arcee's energon blades, while continuing to fire with the rifle. "You'll have to do better than that foolish female!"

Meanwhile, Iguanus's shell ripped through the cell bars, freeing the two Decepticon Pretenders robot modes. Submarauder limped down the corridor to merge with his shell, while Iguanus stood staring at this shell.

Arminius
2008-12-10, 01:17 AM
Armory

After securing the release of the Decepticon Pretender shells and their weapons, Skystalker went through the armory activating the satchel charges and setting them to go off in one breem.

Outskirts

With preflight procedures complete, Skystalker's shuttle lifted off and approached the prison on auto-pilot.

Aero Blade
2008-12-10, 01:54 AM
CR Chamber Room

Over in their area, Hound, Dirge, and Wing Saber needed little prompting to spring into action after having recieved the communication.

"We'll be there soon Windcharger, try to hold them off," Hound called on the com, not at all sure of the other bot heard him, given the background sounds on the frequency.

"You two get there fast, I'll be a long momentarily," Wing Saber told the other autobots. "I'll make sure this area is secure so that they will not be able to get at the injured should they get passed us."

"Will do," Dirge answered as he and Hound took off, headed fast for the entrance.

wyze2099
2008-12-10, 06:37 AM
Detention Block

Arcee's energon sword clashed against Submarauder's, and the heat from it began to superheat the Pretender shell's blade. Submarauder tried to pull off a point-blank shot, but as his gun was a distance weapon Arcee had little trouble deflecting the shot by striking the gun with the forearm of her free hand. The skiffs on her forearm raked against the gun barrel and locked into it.

She heard Windcharger's distress signal, which was addressed to her and the other Autobots. "Yeah ... rrgh ... this is Arcee," she replied to him and everyone else on the channel as she struggled with the Decepticon. "I've run into ... rrrgh ... a couple of them. Two Pretenders -- or maybe their shells at least -- in the detention block corridor." She could explain why she was there later.

Glancing over her shoulder, she spotted Submarauder's robot self turning the corner and approaching them. Altering her footing, she tugged on the shell's gun so that it pointed at the robot as it fired....

Chip1123
2008-12-10, 02:21 PM
Ironfist noticed the hesitation of the others about letting Repungus out. "No more Autobots die today." As he said this, he reached down and ripped off the restraints that were holding Repungus down. "Didn't know the code." He said, as way of apology to Powerflash and Downshift.

"Time to prove yourself." Ironfist said to Repungus as he made towards the door. "Arcee is closest. Help her first. Hope others help Windcharger."

Clogs
2008-12-10, 09:17 PM
Secure CR Chamber

Yeah - one of those two...

Backhand rolled Pileup's offer round a few times before settling on an answer, aware of the grotesque face staring right in front of him. "Wannnnna getttt ooouttt," he said. "Gottt the stuffff - whyyyy nottt? You gettt meee ooouttt an' therrre'sss payofffff in ittt."

As an afterthought he added: "Neeeddd emerrrgency stimmmmulanttt shhottt."

Lord Zarak
2008-12-10, 10:26 PM
Repugnus got up off his bed.

"I dont need telling twice" he said, looking towards Ironfist.

He stalked out of the annexe, flexing his arms and cricking his neck in the process. As he turned the corner he saw a Decepticon. A little further on he saw Arcee. He strode up behind the Decepticon, put his hand on its shoulders and went to spin it around.

Blackjack
2008-12-11, 08:27 AM
(OOC: Some random guys. Do with them what you will. Hey, we gotta get things interesting when the Iacon team arrives.;))

Corridors

Two purple-clad Unicron cultists, named Deathbite and Deathclaw, broke out of his prison cell. The ceiling had collapsed on him as a result of Conflangration's attacks previously.

"ALL SHALL DIE IN THE NAME OF GREAT UNICRON!!"

Deathclaw transformed into his wolf mode, and leapt towards Hound. Deathbite transformed into bat mode and faced Dirge, but is slightly unnerved by the Seeker.
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An Insecticon, sporting Kickback's body design shambled up to Repugnus and rammed him from behind. A second Insecticon, identical to the first aimed at Arcee and fired.

Chip1123
2008-12-11, 02:00 PM
Ironfist charged out behind Repungus and made his way to where Arcee was being attacked. He saw two insecticons appear seemingly out of thin air between him and his comrades. One dove at Repungus, while another shot at Arcee.

Repungus can handle himself Ironfist thought, but Arcee is already dealing with multiple targets. Doesn't need more. With that last thought, Ironfist hurled himself at the 2nd Insecticon with abandon. "Death approaches, Insect!"

wyze2099
2008-12-11, 06:30 PM
Secure CR Chamber

"Payoff?" Pileup repeated, liking the sound of that. "All right, you got yourself a deal. Keep the shanix flowin' an' you won't have a problem from me."

He looked down at the barely-conscious former security guard with the jeep alt mode, wondering how he was supposed to get him out of here. He was strong enough to carry Backhand out, but it would take too long and he really didn't feel like it.

Then Backhand mentioned an emergency stimulant. "That's supposed to wake you up enough so's you can walk around under your own power?" One problem: "Where do I find the stimu-whatever? I don't even know what it looks like." He looked around.

Warcry
2008-12-12, 04:53 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

"That's coming out of your salary," Downshift told Ironfist as he ruined the stun cuffs that Repugnus had been wearing.

After the two Autobots left the room, Downshift followed, neural shock gun in hand. He called back over his shoulder to Powerflash, "Coming, chief?"

Aero Blade
2008-12-12, 05:13 AM
Corridors

"Well things just keep getting better and better!!" Hound shounted to Dirge, almost like a battle call as the two unicronians charged at them. Hound came to an abrupt hault as Deathclaw lept at him, immediately aiming and firing at the oncoming assailant, hopping to snap off a few rounds before the other bot reached him.

Dirge kept moving, taking the moment where Deathbite seemed to hesitate to launch an attack of his own, charging and swinging his fist at the other mech.

optimusskids
2008-12-12, 07:17 AM
Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Powerflash blinked

"Most irregular, that's going on your performance review as wel Ironfist."

Powerflash checked his gun

"Come Road Rocket, let us eliminate the trangressors."

Blackjack
2008-12-12, 08:01 AM
Corridors

The second Insecticon shrilled in fury as Ironfist rammed into him. He shouted unintellegible things before his head crashed into a console and exploded.
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Corridors

Deathclaw's exostructure was torn by Hound's assault, but he kept moving on and swiped the Autobot with one claw. "Death shall come swiftly. You will die."

"No. Wait- I-" Deathbite was stunned by Dirge's punch, and was thrown onto a wall. Anger flooded into him. "Decepticon or Autobot, you will die today." He sent a bolt of energy at Dirge.

Clogs
2008-12-12, 09:21 AM
Secure CR Chamber

"Dooorrr," Backhand directed Pileup, trying to point above his head as he lay bundled beside the CR chamber. "Therrre."

Set into the surface beside the open door was a narrow strip of plastic marked with a quartered golden circle symbol - the traditional Cybertronian equivalent to the Earthers' Red Cross. The slot beneath held a simple hypo designed to administer an energon activator. For the most part, CR chambers had so many safety protocols that very little was left to chance, but an external power failure could warrant the emergency recovery of any unit undergoing repair (even a criminal) and the stimulant would bring them out of controlled stasis. It was brutal, but the alternative was worse.

Versuvius
2008-12-13, 12:37 AM
Detention Block

Using his superior strength, Submarauder's shell pushed Arcee away and recombined with his robot mode. "Come on Iguanus, let's get out of here!"
Now inside his shell, his robot mode could be repaired.

Hearing Submarauder yell at him caused Iguanus to stop admiring his shell and recombine with it. He smashed through one of the walls, making an exit to the courtyard of the prison.

Arminius
2008-12-14, 12:13 AM
Courtyard

Skystalker exited the prison through the same hole he entered through. Behind him the satchel charges detonated, causing a large explosion to rock the prison. He activated his comm and began to tie a chain around Skyhopper's wrecked helicopter. In the distance his shuttle was approaching. "Iguanus, Submarauder, any other Decepticons, the time for us to depart has come!"

wyze2099
2008-12-14, 06:37 AM
Secure CR Chamber

Following Backhand's direction, Pileup located the emergency stimulator and injected the former guard with the subtance. Most of it anyway. He figured two-thirds of the dose would be enough for Backhand to be up and around. Hopefully it would speed up his speech as well.

Once Backhand was given his portion, a curious Pileup injected himself with the remainder. As the stimulant coursed through his system, the walls shook with the force of a tremendous explosion. Pileup was knocked off his feet.

"Whoooa ... this is some good stuff...."


Detention Block

Arcee was shoved back by Submarauder's shell, which was stronger than it looked. Arcee supposed her mistake was in going easy on the shell simply because it was organic. She tended to equate organic with brittle; it was a hard habit to break.

The Pretenders made a break for the outside, and Arcee prepared to follow, but a massive explosion shook the prison and brought part of the ceiling crashing down. She had to sidestep quickly to avoid being flattened. Once the dust settled, she kicked in her vernier thrusters and resumed her pursuit.

Outside

Arcee zipped out of the prison through the hole through which Submarauder and Iguanus had escaped. But as she caught up with them, her damaged right vernier rattled and exploded, causing her to wipe out onto the courtyard. The damage caused her to scream in pain, but she still hauled herself upward into a crouched position.

"You Decepticons are leaving this little bed-and-breakfast over my deactivated chassis." Which she realized was a poor choice of words.

optimusskids
2008-12-14, 08:36 AM
Rooftop

Magneto thrust the camera at Airplay

"looks like I need to shoot a rifle rather than a camera."

He knelt at the parapet and sighted at Skystalker

Taking careful aim down into the courtyard . He squezed off a shot at Skysalker.

Versuvius
2008-12-14, 01:58 PM
Courtyard

Seeing that Arcee was still following them, Iguanus stared down Arcee, the optics of his Pretender shell beginning to glow red as his hypnobeams took effect. "Look into my optics Arcee and feel yourself loose control. You are now under my command," hissed Iguanus.

While Iguanus was attempting to take control of Arcee, Submarauder began ripping down the steel rods that Windcharger sat up to contain the Terrorcons.

OOC: I think that only four of the Terrorcons are in the courtyard, Rippersnapper was placed inside.

wyze2099
2008-12-14, 05:33 PM
Courtyard

Under normal circumstances, the agony of having blown out a vernier thruster would have been inconvenient to say the least. But as Iguanus' eyes started glowing, Arcee realized that the pain could be useful. He was apparently trying to hypnotize her, so instead of ignoring or blocking out the pain, she used it to flood her mind. The resulting sharp clarity allowed her to resist the mind-control as much as possible, and she used that opportunity to recall what little information she had on the reptillian Pretender. Mostly, she was curious: could he hypnotize her, or was it just some ruse?

While that particular bit of info was elusive, she did remember that Iguanus was supposed to be so infatuated with his lizard shell that it was a wonder he hadn't tried to marry it in an Earthen ceremony. For all I know, maybe he has, she thought with an inward chuckle.

Armed with that particular factoid, she made two quick slices at Iguanus' eyes with her sword. If successful, the sword-slices designed to serve two purposes: first, they would effectively blind the Pretender shell and rob it of its hypnosis. Second, and perhaps more importantly, they would scar the shell and hopefully enrage the Decepticon beyond all reason.

Clogs
2008-12-14, 11:50 PM
Secure CR Chamber

Making a sound not unlike an organic struggling for air, Backhand felt himself thrown bodily around. He could not even cry out, only convulse as the stimulant hit his systems. From the feel of it, Pileup, unaware of the correct dosage, had simply shot him up with most of the phial.

He managed to flip onto his front and, propping himself up on his arms, watched Pileup fall onto his skidplate. It was easy to compute that the big lummox had tried some of the chemical mix.

"It hits the spot, no?" he wheezed with a grin.

Blackjack
2008-12-15, 01:19 PM
Courtyard

Webweaver, a Micromaster with a spider alternate mode, scuttled out of the prison, dragging Rippersnapper’s body behind him and placing the Terrorcon onto the ground.

“Commander Skystalker! Where do we go now? I know that Darkmount has rejected you, so where to? Crystal City with Gigs?”

Noticing Magneto he shouted, "Look out!"

Lord Zarak
2008-12-15, 03:34 PM
ooc - I take it that they are clones then? if not I shall edit.

The Insecticon knocked Repugnus to the ground, and tumbled upon him. Repugnus turned the Insecticon over and began pounding its knees to disable it. With ech blow becoming more and more furious, the right half below the knee suddenly detached. Repugnus threw it to one side. He continued his assault on the left knee until it too detached.

Leaving the Insecticon on the ground writhing, he picked up the remnants of its right leg, and went outside after seeing a pink Arcee - shaped blur moving that way.

optimusskids
2008-12-15, 08:31 PM
Altihex City

High Beam faced the escaped prisoner.

"Let the hotage go son , you'r surrounded , there's no escape."

Violation grimaced an dpressed the sharpened shard closer into his hostages eye socket.

"You'll never take me alive Brassey."

Maximum Security Surgical Annexe

Unoticed by anyone the figures on Searchlights monitor rolled over from 97% to 97.2%

Courtyard

Motormouth crouched behind some packing cases.

He carefully aimed at Iguanus and fired.

Aero Blade
2008-12-16, 04:37 AM
Corridors

Hound moved backwards as Deathclaw came at him, causing him to be knocked backwards when the unicronian struck at him. He rolled off to the side immediately, trying to slip out of the way so that he could jump back to his feet when he was clear.

By this time, Wing Saber had caught up to the area, and homed in on Deathclaw first since he was the closest. With the scout on the ground, Wing Saber aimed high to avoid him, trying to hit the unicronian in the shoulder area with his blasts.

Dirge was noticing the odd behaviors of his opponent and tried to avoid the shots aimed at him, not immediately attacking him again. The abrupt change in behavior suggested he was unstable as well, but that first reaction made it seem like he might be a bit more reasonable than his partner, if they ever stopped the combat situation. It might be better to capture this one instead of trying to blast him.

"Don't be foolish, we're not here to fight if we don't have to. Put your weapon down," He ordered to Deathbite in a tone that was as authorative as it was intemidating, reading himself to respond to whatever action the unicronian took next.

Chip1123
2008-12-16, 04:23 PM
Ironfist smiled a little when the Insecticon's head exploded, but only to himself. He walked over to the Insecticon that Repungus had dealt with, the one still writhing on the floor. He looked down at the creature, deciding to put it out of it's misery. His foot came crashing down upon it's head, and it stopped moving. Ironfist then proceeded out the door after Arcee and Repungus.

Arminius
2008-12-17, 01:47 AM
Courtyard

Skystalker ducked at the last moment, narrowly avoid Magneto's fire. Taking cover behind Skyhopper's helicopter he turned his attention to the arriving Webweaver. "We will return to Darkmount. Only a few of Soundwave's casseticons caused problems and they can be dealt with. Once we load the Terrorcons onto Skyhopper's helicopter we can depart!" Perhaps I have found another ally! Taking the chain, Skystalker threw it up around his approaching shuttle.

Blackjack
2008-12-17, 03:44 AM
Courtyard

"But Skystalker, I've been monitoring transmissions and it appears that Soundwave's cassettes have told Darkmount's guards to reject you... Perhaps we could go to Gigatron? I'm just sayin'." Webweaver said.

(OOC: Because more troops in Gig's side would make the civil war more interesting... But really, it's up to you Arminius... :) )
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Corridors

Deathclaw recoiled in pain as Hound and Wing Sabre attacked him. "UNICRON WILL PUNISH ALL OF US. WE WILL ALL BURN IN CHAOS SOONER OR LATER. WHY PROLONG YOUR SUFFEREING?"

The mad Unicronian leapt towards Wing Sabre, but his position left him vulnerable to attack from Hound or Dirge

Deathbite hesitated when Dirge offered him a chance to surrender, but he shook his head. "Sorry, but in Unicron's name, all will die. I'll make this quick." He shivered as he bought out an energon schyte, pulsating with a blood red colour, and swung it at Dirge's shoulder.
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Shuttle

Afterburner looked out of the window as the shuttle entered Altihex. "Hell YEAH! There is a fight going on!"

wyze2099
2008-12-17, 04:21 AM
(OOC: Assuming the Autobot shuttle crew has moved from Iacon to Altihex...)

Skies over Altihex

The trip by shuttle from Iacon to Altihex hadn't taken long. In fact, it had taken far longer for the Autobots to be briefed about the mission and board the shuttle than it had for them to travel from one city-state to the other. Moonracer was glad about this; she didn't mind the company too much, but the sooner she could find some Decepticons to cap, the better. She was still miffed about Minerva's no-pistol-whipping request. Like it was up to the medic, anyhow...

Looking out the window, Moonracer could see the Sentinel Prime Detention Centre approaching in the distance. Her optics had been configured for long-range targeting, which was why she made for such an excellent marksmech. She zoomed in on the prison, and she could distinctly make out a large shape heading toward the crumbling structure.

When she identified the shape, she notified her teammates. "News flash, ladies and germs -- no offense, Chainclaw -- looks like another shuttle beat us to the prison, and I don't think it's an Autobot one!"


Sentinel Prime Detention Centre, Surgical Suite

Pileup wheezed as he sat up, trying to convince the room to stop spinning. He assumed the side-effects were all from the dose of stimulant he'd just shot up, when in fact the explosion a few minutes ago had quite a bit to do with it as well. "Stuff's not bad at all," he answered Backhand. "Any more where that came from?"

There had been a steady roar of violent activity in the corridors beyond. Autobots and inmates were scuffling, probably. Pileup wanted badly to be right in the thick of it, doing damage to anybody stupid enough to cross his path, but Backhand had promised him payment for his services.

"So it's your call, chief," he told his new employer. "Wanna get outta here around the fight out there or through it?" He hoped the former guard would choose the latter, but Backhand struck him as the type to avoid fights.

Blaster
2008-12-17, 04:56 AM
Autobot Shuttle inbound on the prison

Blaster looked at the screen showing him the shots outside the shuttle. He grimaced at the sight. He looked up at his crew. "Highbrow, Strafe Scattershot. Get out there an' cripple their shuttle, we want 'em grounded! Moonracer, this shuttle ain't got much for firepower, but man the forward guns and giv'm support when we're in range. Everyone else!," Blaster pulled his electro-scrambler rifle from subspace, "We're goin in hot! Anythin' not wearin' the Autobrand is getting chucked back in the cell!" He nodded to the pilot to descend for quick deployment.

"Let's rock 'em!"

Warcry
2008-12-17, 05:27 AM
Corridors

Downshift crept into the corridor where Hound and co. were fighting the escapees, energy net launcher in hand. He waited for one of the enemies to separate himself from the pack, so to speak, so that he could take him down.

Lord Zarak
2008-12-17, 09:57 AM
The first thing that Repugnus saw was Arcee having a whale of a time with Iguanus. The second thing was Submarauder destroying an area that looked like a holding area. He ran towards Submarauder and lifted the leg of the Insecticon above his head and swung it at the back of the Decepticon

Arminius
2008-12-17, 12:05 PM
Courtyard

Skystalker threw Blot alongside Rippersnapper and climbed alongside Webweaver on the Skyhopper's helicopter. The slack ran out on the chain, causing the helicopter to lift into the air. Several chains shot from his shuttle, further securing the transport. "Very well Webweaver, we will join Gigatron's faction. Pretenders withdrawal!" The shuttle's bay door opened, dropping out dozens of magnetic aerial mines that slowly began to drift toward the arriving Autobot shuttle. Skystalker's shuttle began to fly away.

wyze2099
2008-12-17, 06:58 PM
Autobot Shuttle, skies over prison

"Aye-aye, Cap'n!" Moonracer answered Blaster's order, hopping from her seat and trotting to the station that controlled the forward gun turret. Her hands gripped the trigger mechanisms, getting a feel for them.

As she peered into the targeting viewer, she was able to get a much closer look at the courtyard and its combatants. She wasn't on a first-name basis with most of them, but luckily the shuttle's computer helpfully identified them with handy callout dialogs hovering next to their heads on the screen. She was quickly brought up to date on who was who -- and who wasn't wearing an Autobrand, per Blaster's request -- but when the injured pink-hued female in the courtyard was identified, Moonracer did a double-take. That was Arcee? She hadn't seen the other female in years, but the upgraded bod was definitely news to her. Arcee looked like she had a completely different alt mode altogether, but it did look good on her.

"Wow, it's official," she muttered. "I want Arcee's body." And then she realized how that statement could be misinterpreted. Stupid human double entendres...

The Decepticon shuttle released dozens of aerial mines, and the Autobot shuttle came into firing range of them. Moonracer counted all sixty of them and experimentally fired at two of them, causing them to blow up. It looked as if she were taking her sweet time with them, but there was a method to her madness. As a dyed-in-the-metal sharpshooter, she abhorred the idea of wasting shots. If she could shoot the right mines, she'd only need to fire at two or three of them. She studied the way some of the mines were more closely grouped together than others, and she fired at the mines in the center of those groups.

All it took was three shots, and the resulting explosions set off chain reactions that lit up the mines like a fireworks show. The shuttle entered the airspace once occupied by the mines, encountering only massive fireballs the shuttle's heat shields could easily withstand.

Moonracer took a bow. "Thank ya, thank ya verra much," she said in her best Elvis impression. She'd officially made the skies safe for Scattershot, Strafe, and Highbrow.

Returning to business, she targeted the chains hauling the helicopter skyward and fired on them now that they were in range. "Let me lighten the load for you," she told Skystalker and the other Decepticons, even though they couldn't hear her. "No need to thank me."

Chip1123
2008-12-17, 08:47 PM
"I may not have the firepower of others," Highbrow began, looking towards Scattershot, "But I make the shots I fire count."

With that being said, Highbrow moved towards the shuttle door. "For disabling the shuttle, focus on their engines and power supply first." Highbrow said as he opened the door, jumped out, and transformed into his helicopter alt-mode.

Clogs
2008-12-17, 11:22 PM
Secure CR Chamber

Backhand leapt to his feet. He had meant to rise with much more sedate gentleness, but the stimulant was over-clocking him as much as the anaesthetic had retarded him. His unexpected momentum took him right across to the wall, which he met with one shoulder and bounced off. At least the exercise proved his legs had almost healed and he felt no pain.

"No point in fighting when you can just walk out," he told Pileup and thumbed over to the opposite side of the room. "Concealed emergency exit." He shrugged. "Unless someone has had time to remove my sig from the security systems, we're outta here."

He walked with exaggerated care over to a particular, unimportant panel and his questing fingers found the pressure lock.

"Besides, there's gonna be other fights. I got some ideas..."

Aero Blade
2008-12-18, 04:44 AM
Corridors

Wing Saber in the least was unphased by Deathclaw's shouting, and at the most appalled at the blind fanatacism, but he did not flinch as the seeminly rabbid unicronian came at him. He held his ground, waiting for him to move in close, then made a grab at his incoming assailant, attempting to restrain him.


Deathbite's fear was plainly evident to Dirge, and he was begining to question whether this one was a true unicronian or merely someone who'd gotten caught up in the circumstances. Whatever the situation, they weren't going to get much out of him in this situation, not with flying weapons and a raving fanatic nearby...

As the sword was swung at him, Dirge moved aside to dodge it, but the blade still caught the edge of his shoulder, slicing off a layer of armor. While Dirge was dodging, he also manuvered himself to swing around, reaching out with his other arm to semotaniously grab Deathbite's sword arm and then sling him into the wall. If he could stun this one, mayb he could get him under control for questioning later...


With Wing Saber having made for a distraction, Hound hauled himself to his feet, taking stock of the situation. Deathclaw was something that needed to be taken care of immediately, but Dirge's odd situation also grabbed at his attention as he began to realize what hte seeker was attempting to do. He didn't move yet to help either, readying his weapon and waiting to see what was going to occur.

Blackjack
2008-12-18, 08:39 AM
Shuttle

Scattershot and Strafe immediately transformed when Blaster gave the thumbs-up. Afterburner, being the jerk and insubordinate guy he is, stuck himself onto Scattershot's underbelly when the other two Technobots took off from the open hangar door.

"B-Blaster didn't ask you to fight." Strafe said.

"Do I care?"

"S-Sorry, Blaster, B-But Afterburner is always a j-jerk like this." Strafe said as the Technobots descended upon Skystalker shuttle, weapons ablaze.
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Courtyard

Webweaver watched as two of his former comrades-in-arms, Insecticons named Pestilence and Sling made a beeline towards Skystalker's shuttle.

Suddenly Scattershot and Strafe, firing randomly, technically rained death on everyone. (Iguanus, Submarauder, Skystalker, the helicopter, the shuttle, and anything else in the vicinity) Sling was erased from existence by a barrage of shots from Strafe, while Pestilence died in a single shot when Scattershot landed and transformed into his cannon mode.

"First blood." Scattershot and Strafe transformed and moved menancingly towards the shuttle, spraying artillery in all direction. Strafe is more random, spraying anything in sight. Scattershot is more methodical, and while he sends a nearly non-stop barrage of ammunition out of his acid pellet gun and his wrist and shoulder ports, he aimed it mainly to cause the most collateral damage.

"Boss, let's the hell outta here!" Webweaver shouted at Skystalker, right before a random shot from Strafe amputated his left arm. He howled even as he limped towards the shuttle and boarded it.
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Corridors

Deathclaw was easily subdued by Wing Sabre's greater mass. He struggled in the massive Autobot's grip futilely, growling with promises of destruction.

Deathbite's scythe was spun by Dirge in such a way that it impaled the Unicron worshipper. Deathbite slammed onto the wall, eyes bulging, before falling down and not moving.
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Afterburner left the courtyard and entered the Sentinel Prime detention facility, a large gun on the ready. Strafe, Scattershot and the others can take the shuttle outside. I'll play inside- whoops. Trouble. He took a bead on a Decepticon Reflector unit sneaking up behind Downshift and fired.

Blaster
2008-12-18, 06:54 PM
Autobot Shuttle

Blaster watched as the three technobots and Highbrow went to work and then checked the pilot's location.

"Brawn, Catilla, Chainclaw. We're goin' in next! Minerva Grapple, Pipes! If you three wanna get in on this dance you're more than welcome but it's not expected!"

Grapple nodded, "I think it's best if I stay on board, not risk my hands." Pipes stood up and moved towards Blaster, "Gotta make sure there are Decepticons to put back in to prison."

The shuttle descended and skimmed over the Prison courtyard to allow the Autobots to disembark while in flight.

optimusskids
2008-12-18, 08:11 PM
Prison Courtyard

Chainclaw stood in the shuttles doorway and then jumped claws out angling down to fall on the nearest Decepticon.

Versuvius
2008-12-19, 04:03 AM
Courtyard

Submarauder knelt down to avoid Repugnus's attack, kicking the Monsterbot in the chest. "We'll have to continue this another time Autobot!" Slinging Sinnertwin over his shoulder and Cutthroat under his arm, Submarauder grabbed the running gear of Skyhopper's helicopter and was pulled from the prison.

Iguanus's was hit by a blast in the back, but was more concerned with Arcee's attack. Blocking with his left arm, he shoved her away with his right. Time to go! "Today you live foolish female Autobot!" Following Submarauder's lead, Iguanus threw Hun-Grr in the tangled mess of chains that hadn't been destroyed , and climbed onboard the other running gear, opposite his fellow Pretender

Warcry
2008-12-19, 05:40 AM
(OOC @ Versuvius: Use attempts, not direct hits. It's not up to you whether or not your kick actually hits Repugnus.)

Corridors

As Deathbite hit the wall, Downshift fired his energy net at the escapee, trying to take him down peacefully.

Moments later, he heard the report from Afterburner's gun and spun around to see a Reflectorcon falling to the ground. "Thanks," he told the Technobot.

Heinrad
2008-12-19, 06:47 AM
Shuttle:


Minerva: -checking the charge in her stun blaster, stands, moves towards the doorway- "Just try to cover me until I get to the entrance."

optimusskids
2008-12-19, 07:18 AM
Courtyard

Chainclaw landed by the helicopter. Swiveling he fired his dorsal cannon at it's rotor assembly.

wyze2099
2008-12-19, 07:19 AM
Courtyard

Arcee was kind of disappointed that her sword slashes didn't mark up Iguanus' butt-ugly face; instead his forearm blocked it.

He shoved her away, once again making a huge deal that she was a female Autobot. She stumbled backward, losing her footing thanks to the missing thruster, which had thrown off her balance. She fell to the ground, feeling weakened. A glance at the glowing puddle on the ground revealed why. "And I just ... refueled, too...."


Autobot Shuttle

By now, the shuttle was close enough to the courtyard that Moonracer needed neither the cannon's viewer nor her own telescopic eyesight to see what was going on. As Minerva prepared to disembark with the others, Moonracer spoke to her, "looks like there's already at least one 'bot who could use a medic. Arcee's down there with a blown vernier, and she's leaking energon from it."

Arminius
2008-12-19, 02:24 PM
Courtyard

A grappling hook shot out of the bottom of Skystalker's shuttle, pulling up Skyhopper's shuttle and attaching it to the hull, replacing the chains that had been shot away. Due to the shuttles small size and shielding, the combined Autobot fire did little damage. Skystalker transferred from the wrecked helicopter to the shuttle's cockpit. He deemed the mission successful; securing the five Terrorcons, two Pretenders, and Webweaver. Skystalker gunned the afterburners and activated the shuttle's comm. "Flattop, gather Skyhopper and rendezvous with us in Crystal City, and don't leave without a proper goodbye." He turned and looked at the damaged Webweaver. "Hang in there, we will provide you with the proper medical assistance." The shuttle's afterburners ignited and shot away from the prison.

OOC: Continued in the Crystal City thread.

Heinrad
2008-12-19, 03:53 PM
Shuttle:


Minerva: "I see her, Moonracer." -jumping out of the doorway-

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Courtyard:


Minerva: -lands, moves over to Arcee, starts running a scanner over her- "How is it inside the building?"

Lord Zarak
2008-12-19, 05:43 PM
Repugnus got caught unawares by the kick from the pretender. Last time i ever get put to sleep he thought to himself. As he righted himself he saw him running away. "Just like the coward you are!" he shouted. He quickly turned his attention to the shuttle. "this is Repugnus, cease fire on my location. I dont fancy another reason to be knocked offline."

Blackjack
2008-12-20, 02:32 AM
Courtyard

Shuttle moving damn too fast for our shuttle or any of us to follow.

Scattershot cursed. The mind of a Technobot in him had calculated the speed of Skystalker's shuttle. Technology is sweet. Advanced. And moves too fast for us- well, me at least, to follow.

Nevertheless, he transformed and sped towards the shuttle, before something hit him from the shuttle, sending him spinning to the ground. As he crashed, he transformed. He was not too badly damaged (other than his pride), but there's no way for him to catch up with Skystalker.
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Skystalker Shuttle

Webweaver nodded to Skystalker, "I appreciate that, boss." He saw a gun emplacement in the shuttle, and saw Scattershot coming to meet them. He sat on the emplacement and shot the technobot as the shuttle sped away.
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Corridors

"Yer welcome." Afterburner said to Downshift. In front of him lay the heavily-injured bodies of Gunrunner and Windcharger. Opening a commlink to Minerva he said, "This is Afterburner. I found two heavily injured Autobots here. Gunrunner and another one (OOC: Windcharger just got reformatted, remember.) that I couldn't recognize."

Aero Blade
2008-12-20, 04:53 AM
Corridors

Dirge was momentarily shocked as Deathbite went down, not at all having intended for this to happen. He went over to check on the fallen unicronian, hoping the injury hadn't taken him offline permanently. They needed someone reasonable enough to be able to answer some questions once the insanity had ceased.


Wing Saber meanwhile held firm to Deathclaw as the other unicronian flailed about, giving the smaller being an irritated look. "You should have thought harder about attacking an Autobot-controlled detention center. I'm sure once the clean-up is done here, there will be a space available for you..."

Blaster
2008-12-20, 05:04 AM
By the time Catilla, Brawn and Pipes had hit the ground the Decepticons had managed to get away.

"I can stalk them," Catilla said, transforming into animal mode. "Their scent is still fresh," he said sniffing at the air. Pipes looked around before moving toward Minerva and Arcee

Blaster quickly moved towards the fallen Autobot aswell. "Brawn, c'mere gonna need you to carry her. Catilla, take squad Charles and tail that shuttle, radio for reinforcements when ya find 'em."

Catilla nodded and then sprinted off. "Moonracer, Chainclaw, Scattershot. Lets move quick!"

Blaster knelt down next Minerva, "Say when you're ready to move her. Highbrow go find Powerflash. Ask him how the slag those decepticreeps got loose." His tone angry instead of it's usual playful.

Blackjack
2008-12-20, 06:09 AM
Courtyard

Scattershot shook his head, and transformed again. He flew up over Catilla, "Not trying to burst your bubble, but it's gonna be close if we get the shuttle."
_________________

Strafe moved towards Blaster and the others, trying his best to help.
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Corridors

Afterburner dragged Windcharger's body with one hand and slung Gunrunner over his shoulder as he moved to where Minerva is. "Hey, doc. These two are hit. Badly. 'Runner's chest is ripped open, while the other one--Windcharger, I think he's got a reformat, has miscellaneous burns and damages. He's out of energon as well..."

wyze2099
2008-12-20, 08:59 AM
Hidden corridors

Backhand revealed a concealed door that led to secret tunnels Pileup had never seen before. As they entered it, Pileup's vocalizer released an appreciative whistle. "So, wait ... this has been here all this time? Why didn't anybody tell me about it?"


Courtyard

Weakened from the drastic loss of energon, Arcee's chassis shook faintly as she sat up and tried to lock gazes with Minerva. I'm just fine, thank you, she thought and almost said, but instead she replied, "there are plenty of wounded inside. If you can find ... Sub-Level 2, the CR chambers are ... filled with Autobots."


Shuttle

Moonracer watched as Scattershot was blasted out of the sky. "No!" she shouted, racing to the nearest window to get a better look. He transformed on the ground and seemed to be okay; if she were capable of breathing a sigh of relief, she would have.

As she leaned against the bulkhead to steady herself, she wondered at her reaction just now. You just met the mech, she thought. You've known him like five microseconds and already you're this worried about him?

Catilla called her Charles group into action, so she obeyed, hopping out of the shuttle and transforming into car mode as soon as she touched the ground.

Heinrad
2008-12-20, 09:10 PM
Courtyard:


Minerva: -patching the damage on Arcee and injecting more energon into her systems- "She's ready to move, Blaster. And as long as we don't ask for her to do the 500 meter hurdles, she should be okay to come with us." -looking back into Arcee's optics with a steady glare from her own- "You can stay out here and keep fighting, but between those temporary patches and the fact that we could probably use a guide, I was hoping you'd come with us."

optimusskids
2008-12-20, 09:16 PM
Courtyard

Chainclaw lolloped after Catilla

"let me at 'em ."


~*~

Maximum Security Medical Annexe

The equipment connected to Searchlight beeped as it rolled over to 97.8%."

Corridors

Powerflash blew away a micromaster as he ran away along the corridor.

Clogs
2008-12-20, 11:39 PM
Secure CR Chamber

"Hah-hah-hah," said Backhand, deliberately enunciating each sound. "This place was built by Autobots, remember? If anything really, really, really bad happened we'd be able to get everyone - and that's everyone - out."

Backhand gestured for Pileup to follow and stepped into the narrow tunnel beyond the equally narrow panel. It occurred to him that the much bigger mech would probably have to turn sideways to get through and he grinned at himself.

wyze2099
2008-12-21, 08:08 AM
Courtyard

Moonracer headed in the direction of the shuttle, hoping it wouldn't get too far ahead of her considering she was ground-based. Still, she was no slouch in the speed department...

This reminded her that two other members of her hunting party weren't as lucky. She pulled a U-turn and curved around to Chainclaw -- because he was closer than Catilla -- driving alongside him as he ran. "Wanna lift?" The canopy of her car mode slid open like the cockpit of a fighter jet. "Hop in!"


Meanwhile, Arcee was getting her bearings. Her wound had been plugged up and she'd been refueled with energon. "Sure, I could be a tour guide," she told Minerva. "Though my knowledge of the place is limited to what little I've bee able to memorize since I got here. But I at least know where Sub-Level 2 is."

She turned her gaze to Blaster. "Hey. Been a long time, hasn't it?"


Hidden Corridors

The tunnels were far too narrow for Pileup's liking. He had to walk sideways to traverse them, and his armor scraped against each wall. "Hope we can get outta here soon," he commented to Backhand.

In a way, the tunnels reminded him of the narrow hallways leading up to the underground arenas where he'd fought. The hallways were wider than the current tunnel, but it still gave Pileup something resembling a bit of nostalgia. He missed the good old days as an arena fighter. At least there, a cheering crowd would await him at the end of the corridor; here, the idea was to keep from being seen in the first place.

Blackjack
2008-12-21, 10:17 AM
Corridors

Windcharger started to come to, and shook his head. "Ooooooh... Wheeere?"

"Take it easy, you're hurt pretty bad." Afterburner's voice come to his audio sensors first before his optic sensors reactivated. Odd. Two Afterburners.

"Deeeeecepticon..... Attaaaaaack." Windcharger managed to spit out, before blacking out again. Afterburner was at a lost on what to do, and frantically gestured at Minerva, "HEY!!!! WE NEED A MEDIC HERE!!!"
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Deathbite's injuries did not render him offline, but it sure as hell that he ain't gonna be fighting again.

Deathclaw growled devilishly he struggled futilely against Wing Saber's iron grip, "You may have defeated my partner and I but you will all burn in the flames of Unicron. Chaos shall consume us all."

Clogs
2008-12-21, 11:05 PM
Hidden corridors

Backhand winced at the screeching sounds Pileup's armour made against the walls of the narrow tunnel and he stopped smiling. Someone might hear, but, given the current situation (or as damn near to the one he had just recently been in) he could only hope not. Anyway, the exit he was heading for was just up ahead...

"We'll come out into a hanger full of emergency escape pods," he called to Pileup, having to raise his voice. "Nothing fancy - just enough room for two."

Warit00
2008-12-22, 12:03 PM
(OOC: Sorry folks I'm kinda late.)

----------Shuttle----------

The bulky body of his alt mode and high speed chase is not include in his function also the shuttle is already too high for his artirillery guns. Rosdos turned to the front turret. Bursting rounds at the escaping Cons shuttle.

Chip1123
2008-12-22, 01:50 PM
Highbrow transformed and landed outside in the courtyard, and unable to find a working terminal, started hacking into the communications grid. "Powerflash, this is Autobot Highbrow. Our commanding officer, Blaster, has brought a squad of Autobots, including myself, for backup. Are you functional? What is the status here? Please respond."

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Ironfist charged outside to see Arcee gettinh helped up and a Decepticon shuttle being fired upon. He looked over at Repungus' location, noting he was still intact. "Having fun yet?" He asked.

Heinrad
2008-12-22, 03:54 PM
Courtyard:


Minerva: -hearing a call for 'MEDIC', looks over, sees the franticly waving Afterburner- "All right, guys. If we're gonna get in there, let's go." -stands, heads over towards Afterburner-

Blaster
2008-12-22, 08:21 PM
Blaster nodded with a small smile to Arcee. "Sure has, but ain't no time to make small talk. We gotta make sure that this place gets a nice refillin' of Decepticon scrubs." He watched Minverva move to Windcharger and Afterburner and the looked to Arcee again. "Get us to the med-bay first."

Blaster turned to Grapple. "Take Pipes and the ISS team, tell me what you see and what the damage is. Get me an estimate on the rebuild time, and get it done ASAP."

Grapple nodded and waved for them to follow. "Come on, lads. Lets get this done, rebuild it so nothing can ever get out!"

Catilla sighed as the Autobots floored off ahead of him. "Guys, we're tracking them. Not trying to fight them. Slow down, you're clouding my ability to track their fuel trail." He growled slightly annoyed as he barreled down a back alley way trying to stay out of sight. "Scattershot, do you have a visual on them?"

optimusskids
2008-12-22, 08:59 PM
West Altihex

Sneer accelerated as he targeted a pedestrian knocking him over.

Altihex Industrial District

Conflagrations optics lit up as he read the sign Double-Dip's Paint Factory

High Altihex

Slap and Crawl cruised the hig end district looking for an easy mark.


Courtyard

Chainclaw screeched to a halt the red mist fading slightly."

Blackjack
2008-12-23, 02:58 AM
In the Air

Scattershot replied to Catilla. The Technobot is flying at full speed, but is unable to catch up with the shuttle. "Catilla, the shuttle is moving very fast in the direction of Crystal City. It's arrived there, I think..."
___________________________

Corridors

Afterburner said to Minerva, "Gunrunner here seems to take a few direct shots to his chest. Windcharger looks like he's been through hell."

"That and worseeee...." Windcharger said, lasping in and out of consciousness.
___________________________

Courtyard

Strafe spotted Slap and Crawl, recognized the prison marks, and transformed into jet mode, strafing the ground along the two. Slag, can't do too much damage. Pedestrians around...

optimusskids
2008-12-23, 07:00 AM
High Altihex

Slap and Crawl reacted quickly as Strafe strafed their position.

They transformed and grabbed a couple of pedestrians

"Stop it Brassey or we off the Toffs."

Lord Zarak
2008-12-23, 05:44 PM
Turning to face Ironfist Repugnus said "Fun? You could say that, yes. Did we manage to re-capture anyone?"

Chip1123
2008-12-24, 04:43 PM
"Unknown. Several were 'decomissioned by various bots, us included." Ironfist said to Repungus.

wyze2099
2008-12-24, 09:24 PM
Altihex streets

Moonracer slammed on the brakes and skidded to a stop as Catilla admonished the team. "Wait ... what?" she replied over the commlink. "I thought we were supposed to follow the shuttle?" We're supposed to do that at Catilla-speed? she thought. That'll take forever!


Prison Courtyard

"Medical Annex it is, then," Arcee replied to Blaster. Turning toward the hole in the wall that served as a makeshift entrance, she found that Ironfist and Repugnus had joined them in the courtyard. "Are Powerflash and Downshift still in the Annex?" she asked Ironfist.


Escape Pod Hangar

Sure enough, Pileup and Backhand exited the hidden passageway into a hanger full of unused escape pods. Pileup was relieved to be out of the oppressive tunnel; part of the reason he'd been scraping against the wall was that one of his legs was longer than the other. Consequently, he walked with a slight limp that had caused him to knock against the wall with each forward step.

The idea of having to immediately give up the relative freedom of the hangar for another enclosed space didn't appeal to him. But as he gazed at the pods, a thought occurred to him:

"So the tunnels and the escape pods were supposed to get mechs out in case of some emergency or attack or somethin'? And now that all hell's broken loose, we're the only two who're even usin' 'em? That's messed up."

optimusskids
2008-12-24, 11:32 PM
Corridor

Powerflash commed Highbrow

"Did he bring Steeljaw, we need a Tracker, now and we also require an experienced Medic, lives depend on it ."

Secure Medical Security Annexe

Searchlight's machinery beeped as the status bar rolled over to 98%

His optics glowed with a dim light.

Blackjack
2008-12-25, 06:16 AM
Streets

"Damn." Strafe swore as Slap and Crawl threatened civilians. He subspaced his guns, silently comming Blaster, sending a text message.

Blaster, we've got escapees in the city. I've got a hostage situation here and- something exploded near him. I kinda need backup of some sort.

optimusskids
2008-12-25, 07:35 AM
Streets of High Altihex

Slap and Crawl dragged their hostage backwards as they headed for a building.

The Sign outside indicated it was a hospital.

Blaster
2008-12-25, 08:13 AM
Blaster sighed after he received Strafe's message. "Hold on a sec, Arcee." He stopped and opened his chest, ejecting Steeljaw. He pointed to the Paradron medics who were tailing behind the group. "Afterburner pass off Windcharger an' Gunrunner to them. Take ol' Steeljaw here and grab Brawn then meet up with Strafe EhEsEhPe. Getting the civilians out is your top priority."

~~~~

Catilla nodded at Moonracer. "Tail them, as in do not let them know they're being followed until we can do something about them. It isn't a race to catch them," He hopped through the shadows and grinned at Scattershot. "All we need to know! Drop below radar level and drop back. everyone stay close enough to help if there's an ambush but far enough away to let me keep this trail." He paused for a moment, "Oh and guys, if you get any other escapees in your sights, don't hesitate to subdue them."

Blackjack
2008-12-25, 01:51 PM
Nearby Hospital

"What? No. No. No. Oh, slag. Slag them all to hell." Strafe growled. His normal tactic of firing on a wide range would not work in a hostage situation. Certainly not in a hospital... Strafe kept his guns upraised as he moved slowly towards Slap and Crawl, careful not to aggravate them.
____________________________

Scattershot said to Catilla and Moonracer, "Guys, here's newsflash from the sky. Sensors indicate that our shuttle has landed on Crystal City."

Spotting Conflangration below, he transformed into cannon mode mid-air and fired on the escapee. "Besides, we can't ignore all the others..."
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Courtyard

"Got that, Blaster." Afterburner took Steeljaw in his hands. Normally he would've given some sarcastic or disapproving remark at being ordered around, but lives are at stake here. Transforming into bike mode, he roared out of the prison compound.

"Brawn! C'mon, Strafe's in trouble. Two escapees, hostage situation" he called out at the minibot.

Clogs
2008-12-25, 10:33 PM
Escape pod hangar

Backhand grinned lop-sidedly up at Pileup. "Let's put it another way, then - these are meant for those real emergencies when every functionality on the premises is heading for oblivion and 'Cons will happily not murder Autobots in order to save their own anterior plating."

Deftly, the ex-guard punched in a release code on the nearest pod docking arm. With a low hiss, a panel shifted inwards and then slid to one side, revealing the pod's padded interior; there were two simple seats set facing each other.

"Alternatively, they're the last way out for any Autobots who survive a successful 'Con riot."

What he did not discuss were the self-destruct mechanisms secreted all around them in the walls. He might have fallen from grace, but Backhand was still Autobot enough not to wish the entire facility razed.

Aero Blade
2008-12-26, 03:19 AM
Corridors

Dirge stayed close to Deathbite, relieved that the one he was trying to capture wasn't dead, but still concerned about the degree of injuries. It looked as though it might be a while before they were able to ask him about what had been going on.

Wing Saber meanwhile had no easy time at keeping Deathclaw restrained, the smaller bot still giving him a good fight. "Well it does not appear as though this one has any intentions of acting civilly towards us!" Wing Saber spoke, his tone taking an edge as he pulled the smaller unicronian off his feet, then swung him down hard into the ground, hoping a concusion might help to pacify the unruly bot...

wyze2099
2008-12-26, 04:06 AM
Escape pod hangar

Reluctantly, Pileup climbed into the open escape pod. He was willing to get out of this place, but he wasn't particularly fond of the way the pod would have them facing each other. "So does this mean I gotta look at your ugly face for the entire trip?"

The irony of that statement was completely lost on the patchwork Transformer.


West Altihex

"All right, sorry, Catilla," Moonracer replied, then sped off in car mode to search the city for ne'er-do wells. In short order, she ended up in Altihex's west-side, where an escapee -- Sneer -- was terrorizing pedestrians.

Moonracer drove by the miscreant and fired her side-mounted pistols at him. Her marksmanship was enough that she didn't have to worry about hitting the innocent bystanders. "Tag! You're it!"

(OOC: Optimusskids, is there any more info on Sneer? I have no idea who/what he is. Does he have a profile in the fan characters thread?)