Just realized that I never posted this!
Aboard both Decepticon Warships, hell was breaking loose. The mines had torn the ship in the asteroid belt to pieces. Potentate was calmly shooting the attacking drones with one of his guns while simultaneously trying to activate the ship's fire protocols to stop the fires raging through out the ship. Name_Violation wasn't even trying to take cover as charged towards the two attacking Autobots and their seemingly endless supply of annoying drones. Even Name_Violation was taken back though when he let one of the drones get close enough to him and it suddenly stopped and changed to mimic his visage before it continued its attack on him. The drone reached out and tried to tear his arm off at the shoulder, but it had underestimated the Decepticon's true strength and speed. Faster than anybody saw Name_Violation broke the drone's grasp and crushed its chest plate. The drones may be an upgraded model, but somebody had forgotten to remove the safety protocols.
Meanwhile Bristelback was doing his best to get away from Wrath. During the attack, Wrath's rage had reached a point where he had lost all reason. At this point in time it was harder to tell who was doing more damage to the ship as Wrath grabbed one of the girders that was supporting ship's hull and ripped it away to crush a half dozen of the drones. Bristleback, looked for a way to get away from anywhere Wrath may turn his attention to next, after all no amount of Energon or parts are worth it if he isn't around to enjoy the spoils.
As AllDarker and Absolute Zero boarded the ship they set to work destroying as much of the ship as possible and causing as much havoc as they could rain. Both bots knew they had to cause as much damage as possible and then try to get away before the special suits they wore were damaged too badly or worse. After all their only job was to create a distraction and then hopefully help Zordon and the rest. Still, once aboard they saw who they were really up against and knew their plan just went straight to the recyclers.
"We have to abandon the ship, the damage is too extensive." Yelled Potentate as he cooly dispatched two more drones. "The fires can't be put out and the armaments will probably explode in the next few cycles. Wrath you need to calm down you are making things worse. Violation where is Bristleback? I need him to help me with Wrath"
"Last I saw he was making his way towards the escape shuttle.", replied Name_Violation as he tore the head off another drone and used it put a hole in another drone's chest. "Right now I am going to welcome our guests and make sure they wipe their feet before coming in." said Violation as he made his way to AllDarker and Absolute Zero.
"No Time! We have to go now. Wrath we need you to help clear a way to the hanger below"
With clarity that nobody expected the seemingly out of control Decepticon nodded and then jumped into air to change into his alt form, unleashing a blast that punched through the dense floor and making an entrance to the hangers below.
Without saying anything else the three cons jumped below and and started to make their way to one of the shuttles, leaving the boarding Autobots to clean up the mess they had started.
"There you guys are!" beamed Bristleback, "I was beginning to think that I was waiting for you for no reason."
"You mean abandoned us in a fight" growled Wrath, his rage starting to build again.
"Well the way you were tearing the ship apart my large friend I figured we would need something to go home with" responded Bristleback, doing his best to reign the situation in and stop another ship from being destroyed.
"Where are those cons going?" asked Absolute Zero "They can't be that afraid of me".
"Not likely" responded AllDarker. "Did you not see who those three were?"
"Yes, which means only one thing if they are working together AND they are retreating." responded AZ
"Exactly we don't have any time. We need to leave ourselves." stated AllDarker
"Well we best follow them."
"You never did have good plans."
"Now is not the time" replied Absolute Zero as he rushed towards the hole in the bridge's floor. The suits were slowing both the bots down more than they liked, but they dare not take them off.
"There they are!" pointed Alldarker, his cannon already warming up.
"No time, besides I have a better plan, follow me"
Aboard Burn's ship things were going worse. The damned Autobots had crashed their ship into his ship and now both ships were caught in the planet's gravity and falling fast.
"Jade, try to level us out. Phaze help me destroy the pests"
"Oh you would need help wouldn't you Burn?"
For a nano-second Burn thought about turning the weapon in his hand onto the insolent con but realized that he would be just wasting time he didn't have.
"Burn we can't maneuver. I have no engines, and before you ask the Autobots crashed into our escape shuttles. We need to board their ship and hope it still operational enough to escape with." pointed out Icon Jade as he started charging his weapons up.
"Everybody ok?" asked Zordon.
"If you don't count that we are plummeting towards a planet that we have lost every exploration device to and we are crashed into a Decepticon warship that is filled with cons that would like nothing more than see us dismantled, this is actually one of my better days" replied Vic.
"If you can buy us some time I think I can dislodge us. They may be crippled, but at least our ship is still operational. If, and this is a big if, we can get loose fast enough we can let the cons be destroyed by the re-entry and I should be able to get us out of here. At the very least stop us from crashing into the planet too." explained Crossblades.
"Fine, we know what to do."
Burn, Icon Jade, and Phaze hastily made their way towards the Autobot ship, tearing through the drones with ease.
"Why do the Autobots even waste their time with these pieces of junk?" asked Phaze as he grabbed a drone by the neck. The Decepticon quickly got his answer as the drone stopped moving and quickly changed its image to a perfect replication of Icon Jade.
"What the!" Exclaimed Phaze before the drone delivered a kick into his midsection causing the Decepticon to loose his grip on drone and drop it.
One by one the drones started to change into versions of the three Cons. Unlike the ones that were aboard Name_Violation's ship, the safety protocols were disengaged on these models.
"Oh I am going to love this" thought Burn as he leveled his Fusion Cannon and released a shot that evaporated the upper half of a drone that looked like Phaze.
"Stick together, these drones are able to look exactly like us. I wouldn't want to scrap one of you accidentally." stated Icon Jade as he shouldered his firearm in exchange for a pair blades.
"Yes that would be shame." snarly replied Burn. His cannon going off again and again as he indiscriminately fired at anything he thought as a drone. Before he could fire of his next shot Phaze tackled him to the ground a blast opening a hole in the side of the warship where he once stood as a replica of himself fired.
"Get off me" growled Burn
"Just remember Burn, It was me that saved you. It will also be me that melts you down. In the meanwhile try not to get that cannon destroyed, I've had my eye on it" quipped Phaze as he spun off of Burn, making sure to knee him unceremoniously in the side.
Growing tired of this Burn, decided to test the drone's abilities. Quickly he shifted into one of his alt forms and fired, opening a hole in the hull of the warship as well as the Autobot ship.
"Move now. Board the ship and lets end this." he sneered as he changed back and made the leap aboard the Autobot ship.
As Crossblades worked feverishly to get the retro-thrusters to fire and dislodge the ship, Zordon and Vic working on creating a defensive line in case the drones were not enough to stop the Decepticons. Explosions rattled both ships as sounds of fighting made their way towards the Ark had embedded itself into the other ship. For a second the Autobots held hope that everything was going to finally work in their favor. That second and those feelings quickly went away when the alarm sounded through out the bridge that one of the airlocks had been breached behind them.
"Vic check the monitors and find out how bad the damage is, Crossblades keep working on getting us loose." ordered Zordon as he dashed towards the alarm panel to deactivate the alarms.
"Well I got good news, and bad news" sighed Vic as he tried to remain upbeat. "Good news is that the drones are back on board. Bad news is that the cons we are fighting are Burn, Icon Jade, and Phaze. Oh yeah they are on board as well".
"Damn it, I just need 5 more cycles, I know I can get us loose." whined Crossblades as he worked to re-route power through the battered ship to where he needed it.
"Just keep working" stated Zordon as he leveled his rifle at one of the airlocks and braced himself.
"Got it!" screamed Crossblades as the control panel lit up and the sounds of the thrusters could be heard firing up. The ship lurched to one side as it violently tried to rip free of the grasp of the other ship. Twice more the ship shot back and forth as the thrusters fired before the Ark tore free of the warship.
"We aren't out of the clear yet. Get us away from that planet, Vic cover the other door" barked Zordon. "Got it" replied Vic as he climbed back to his feet and grabbed his weapon.
Just then several explosions shook the Ark. The first coming from airlock as the Decepticons blew open the door, the second from their warship as it an explosion ripped through what use to be the deck that contained the escape shuttles and Burn's extra weapons. The force of the second explosion was enough to ripple through the Ark knocking both bots and cons about as the ship was violently flipped end over end towards the planet.
As the Autobot ship and both of the Decepticon escape ships plummet to the planet's surface things look bleak. As they hit the outer atmosphere, almost instantly all of the ships start to break apart and disintegrate. The passengers aboard all of the ships are helpless as they are violently knocked about in what they believe to be their coffins. Suddenly all three ships simultaneously hit one of waves from the mysterious energy sources. The vast amount of energy coursing through the ships forcing all of the Transformers into Stasis Lock. As if stuck in a thick viscous fluid the ships slow down till they are almost suspended in the air. Slowly the energy disperses and the ships start their rapid decent to the planet's surface.
The shuttle with Absolute Zero and Alldarker is the first to hit the planet's surface making a crash landing into an abandoned marina of a city. The next to crash is the shuttle carrying Name_Violation, Wrath, Bristleback, and Potentate. The disabled shuttle bouncing violently against a few building before crashing into an empty field on the outskirts of the city. As the battered Autobot Ark approached the surface the ship started to break apart again, spilling its cargo all over the abandoned city. Crossblade and Vic were both being tossed out as the ship broke apart when it one of the great structures. Zordon was next as the bridge of the Ark was impaled by one of the spires of a nearby building. The remnants of the Ark bouncing off of another building before sliding violently into one of the surrounding mountain faces that surrounded the city.
After a few cycles the self repair routines kick in. One by one each of the combatants awaken and survey their surroundings.
End Substory (Con 2.3)
The battle grounds will be across a vast ancient city for Chapter 3 and possibly Chapter 4
All players awaken to find that they are located in some part of a vast city. The city is surround on one side by a vast ocean to the south and a series of mountains that have been carved away in a semi circle to the North. There are roads that lead through the mountains that have collapsed due to lack of maintenance over time. To the East is a desert and to the west is a field (Where the Decepticon ship has created a crater). The architecture of the buildings show signs of Cybertronian influence, but the symbols are not recognized. Several buildings have been damaged. All shuttles and the Ark are very badly damaged. The Ark will not fly again. The Shuttle carrying AZ/AD is slowly filling with water and has no power. There are 5 spires on the outside of the city that are emitting a strange power and have actually caused the atmospheric distortion and the energy field previously mentioned.
Decepticons: You will have the ability to have communications working and will be able to co-ordinate.
Your choices are to:
Meet up at the center of the city or try to hunt down the Bots. You must make a unanimous decision. There is no splitting up on this section.
Remember you will have 1 drone each player to use, but you must declare
Bots your penalty is to other choose one person (Zordon/Crossblades/Vic) to sit out this fight, or loose half of your bots (by randomizer) for the next fight. You must make this decision before the game continues.