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Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Cryhavok » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:27 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
"When do we get ta move out, huh?" the green tank growled. Brawl was known for many things, but his overriding sense of patience was not one of them. One of Onslaught's primary duties as a team commander had been to supply the unruly Decepticon with enough targets to satisfy his last for combat. They were all disciplined warriors and even Brawl was unlikely to ever strike out on his own against Onslaught's wishes, but the Combaticon commander understood the value of keeping morale within his unit as high as possible.

"We have been stationed here for a reason, Brawl. You know this. Calm your circuits. I have every expectation that updated orders will be coming through the grid at any moment."

Onslaught returned his attention to the monitor bank in front of him, eyeing the various screens that his Decepticon superiors insisted that he review personally: terrain data, populace, architectural infrastructure. The works. Though he was not clued in to the ultimate reason he needed to do so, as yet, he was confident that such reasoning would become evident with time.

Blast-Off and Vortex were off tending to other duties within their current fortification. Fortunate for them. Ideally, Brawl would get tired of pacing the makeshift command center and find some productive way to occupy his time. If not, Onslaught would soon be at his limit, and Brawl would be scrubbing steel tiles until the Combaticon Commander could see his reflection in them. He....

"Come ON!" Brawl bellowed.

Onslaught's optics narrowed.

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Re: Somewhere in the fringes of Decepticon controlled space sectors: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Cryhavok » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:45 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
Incoming transwarp transmission: High Command level identification protocol.
Origin: Cybertron. Sender: Military Operations Commander Shockwave.
Decryption pending... voice message opened.


>>"Onslaught. Given the success of infiltration unit Sigma-1 on Kahje system your commando unit is being relocated to Cybertron in order to provide strengthened security to a critical research project. Additional information provided in attachment file."<<
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Re: Somewhere in the fringes of Decepticon controlled space sectors: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:03 pm

Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Training Facility – Holomatter Simulation

Blast-Off flew high above the simulated battlefield in his shuttle alt mode. As was often the case in the real world, the space warrior was separated from the rest of his teammates in order to provide the necessary air support they needed. On the one hand, this meant that he wasn’t confined by the closeness of ground combat like his comrades. On the other hand, he was also up there in the skies all alone, which was a feeling he experienced far too often. It wasn't something he ever wanted to admit to the others for fear of being ridiculed. Instead, Blast-Off kept his lonely feelings to himself and simply accepted his role as a member of the Combaticons. Besides, none of this really mattered here in the training room since he was the only thing that was real anyway.

Blast-Off banked left and caught sight of another group of Autobots that were attempting to flank the Combaticons position. Not on my watch, he thought as he opened a secured comm link to his faux comrades:

>>”This is Blast-Off. Be on alert. I’ve spotted a second squad of ‘bots flanking your positions. I’m moving in to intercept."<<

The assault shuttle then took aim and opened fire on the flanking Autobots. His powerful x-ray laser burned through the enemy mechs, reducing many of them to charred husks while his twin cannons cut the rest of them down as they attempted to take cover. Once the space warrior was sure he had gotten them all, he opened another comm line to the fake Combaticons below:

>>”Second squad eliminated. Will maintain…." <<

Blast-Off’s communication was then interrupted by the sudden flicker of the surrounding simulation. The image of the battlefield below began to fade in and out as the holomatter projectors malfunctioned once again. “Fraggit all! I can’t even get in a little bit of training without something around here going wrong!"

Blast-Off transformed and landed by the control console. He pressed a few buttons and the simulation then completely disappeared, leaving only an empty room. As usual, the space warrior was alone with no one to help him deal with the broken training program. “I thought this slaggin’ thing was fixed. Stupid simulator!" Blast-Off kicked the side of the console, hoping it would do some good. It didn’t, of course, which agitated him even more.

With no other alternative, Blast-Off stormed out of the training room and headed for the command center where the real Combaticons would likely be waiting.
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Re: Somewhere in the fringes of Decepticon controlled space sectors: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:16 pm

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Fortune favored the patient. Onslaught understood this, even if he was not the most skilled practitioner of said colloquialism. That honor befell, inasfar as Onslaught was concerned, his Predacon colleague Razorclaw. Even so, he knew that it would only be a matter of time before their talents were directed at their next objective. The transmission from Shockwave had been exactly what he and the others had been waiting for.

>>"Understood, sir. We will be en route immediately,"<< Onslaught transmitted in response before swiveling around in his chair to look upon Brawl, dutifully shining the metallic floors on small, utilitarian command bridge afforded by the frigate.

"You see? Had you only waited a short while longer before activating your vocalizer, eh?" Onslaught said. "Take the controls. Get us to Cybertron ASAP."

Onslaught then returned his attention to one of the monitors on his command console, opening the file that Shockwave had sent so that he could review it, undistracted by having to pilot the vessel as well.
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In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Cryhavok » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:42 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
Command Bridge

Brawl cracked his knuckles in anticipation as he had the Decepticon frigate Obliteration disengaging its transwarp drive. The medium sized Decepticon warship glided through the remains of various satellites and spaceships that circled their ancient homeworld. The orbit was full of reminders from the wasteful ways of war. It appeared that even scavengers from other spacefaring civilizations had been avoiding Cybertron and the vast amount of salvage it offered. For a moment he was distracted by a sight of a devastated hulk of a Thanatos class battlecruiser lost long before they had been forced to leave Cybertron - before he managed to pull his thoughts together and addressed Onslaught.

"Cloak engaged boss. Approaching Polyhex. Want me to patch you through to the local command hub?"
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Re: In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:03 pm

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Command Bridge

Onslaught was not a mechanoid who was really given to any fits of impatience. The time between one destination and another was simply an opportunity for the active mind to catch up with supplementary matters that one may not have had the luxury of attending to previously. In Onslaught's case, he had found time to read up on some of the more intrinsic properties and processes of energon conversion. Basically, how to do more with less, even when it came down to one's own functioning. Perhaps especially, as he and the other Combaticons were sometimes thrust in to missions where resources were far from plentiful.

"Affirmative," Onslaught said quietly, setting his own datapad to one side. "And assemble the other Combaticons on deck."

Though the Combaticon leader was always duty-minded and did not object in the slightest to being sent off-world, he could not deny a certain level of enjoyment when he returned to Cybertron. Minute, at best, but noticeable nonetheless.
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Re: In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Cryhavok » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:50 am

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
Command Bridge

"Yes sir!" Brawl grunted and brought the holographic interface used to communicate with the ship before his optics. Why he had been placed on the helm of the ship instead of Blast-Off or Vortex who were far more qualified for the job had baffled him a bit but Brawl was hardly a mech to think about such things too much. Instead he did what he had been ordered to do.

>>"Blast-Off and Vortex, drag your sorry carcasses to the command deck! Now!"<< He barked to the ship's internal comm system before sending out a secure communications link into the general area of orbital torus state of Polyhex.

>>"This is Decepticon frigate the Obliteration calling the local Decepticon command hub. Requesting further orders."<<
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Re: In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:40 pm

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Corridors

As Blast-Off made his way through the Frigate's hallways, his audio receptors were met with the obnoxious sound of Brawl's voice, barking orders at him over the ship's comm. I didn't realize he had suddenly been promoted to leader of this outfit, Blast-Off thought with a frown on his faceplate. Mister Big Mouth better watch himself or I might just accidentally burn a hole through him with my X-ray laser the next time I'm orbiting overhead. The space warrior then approached the doors to the Command Bridge, allowing his body to activate the motion sensors.

Command Bridge

"I'm one step ahead of you, Brawl!" Blast-Off replied as the doors slid open and he stepped onto the bridge. "Just got done a round of training when the holo-matter emitters went down again. I thought those things had been fixed, but I guess I was wrong." The space warrior then moved to the center of the room and stood at attention before Onslaught, his rightful leader. "Reporting for duty, sir!"
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Re: In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:55 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Bridge

"I trust that any training exercise, no matter how brief, will sharpen your unique skillset that much more, Blast-Off. I can only hope that Vortex found something equally productive to do with his down time," Onslaught said as he waited for the appearance of a command officer onscreen. Aside from prescribed recharge periods, he sought to continually improve his functioning with every cycle that he had available. He expected the same of his unit.

He had assembled the Combaticons on deck so that they could all hear whatever their superiors wanted them to do as one unit. Onslaught was of no mind to play middle mech on this orn.
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Re: In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Devastron » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:13 pm

Weapon: Energo-Sword
Communication relay from Shockwave's Tower

>>"Decepticon Frigate Obliteration, this is Thunderwing. You are cleared for landing in Polyhex, in the Tower's secondary hangar. Coordinates are being relayed now. Further orders will be given upon your arrival."<<

A set of coordinates followed the message.
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Re: In the orbit of Cybertron: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:37 pm

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Bridge

Onslaught drummed the tips of his manual actuators on the console of the Oblitiration's navigational system for a moment. Either their return was not as critical and urgent as he had originally suspected, or they were currently unable to confer with anyone of command-level rank over a secure grid frequency. An unfortunate inconvenience either way, but it was nothing that would shift the Combaticon commander's outlook on the prospect of returning to Cybertron.

"Polyhex it is," Onslaught said calmly. "Set a course for the given coordinates."

Onslaught had been in transit long enough. He was looking forward to getting back in to active status once again.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby FuzzymusPrime » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:44 pm

Bridge

Swindle coaxes the antigrav to life, and the ship once more floats out of the hangar and up into Cybertrons atmosphere. As the ship clears the Ionosphere, he engages plasma drive, and the ship boosts towards orbit.

"All systems stable, sir. Plotting a course to follow the Thanatos at a distance of 50 megamiles. Hyperdrive is charging. Awaiting your orders."

The Munitions Specialist doesn't spare a glance back at his home planet. It was just another place to do business, nothing more. Another place to survive, before moving on to new oppurtunities. Sentimentality was not something Swindle knew; In the world of buying and selling, you learned not to get attached to things.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Marcus Rush » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Weapon: Automatic Acid-Pellet Gun
Bridge

Vortex activated a pair of engine diagnostic protocols, shunting power from basic weapons to help reinforce the structural integrity fields. Taking the time to allow his internal systems scans to run their basic courses, Vortex leaned over his console and activated a pair of flight guidence beacons, slaving their imput to the primary flagship of the formation.

"I hope this trip is worth the energon," he gripped to no one in particular. His screen confirmed his commands and he redirected the programs to Swindles terminal. Not that he minded the work of slaving over the technical monitoring of the Frigate that had been placed under the command of the Combaticon unit, well no, that wasn't true. He really did mind the tedious assignments. Pass it off to one of the others and afford himself to the study of even more interrogation techniques pried from various other operatives across the front. Now that was his idea of thrilling gossip, how much stress could a single reverse clamp place on the limbs of one of those new model Autobot soldiers before it broke... or snapped in half.

"Oh, crew medical reports ready for hyperspace jump. Mentioning something about not giving them such a bumpy ride... I believe their words involved, Blast-off and keep it steady or revolking of pilot license." He curved a brief mocking smirk over at the pilot at the far hub. "Oh and try not to run into any planets this time."
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:19 am

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Bridge

Blast-Off was happy that someone else had taken the initiative to pilot the Obliteration out of the launching silo and into the skies above Cybertron, even if that mech had been Swindle. At least the space warrior wasn’t going to have to do all of the work himself. Playing the role of navigator was enough of a job at the present time, especially since the Thanatos was leading the trek back to Earth anyway. Why waste his talents piloting the vessel, as well, when Blast-Off could be occupied with other tasks. Swindle could easily handle following the big Predacon ship in front of their own.

As Blast-Off began pulling up data on the planet called Earth, he overheard Vortex gripe about something, although it was barely audible to his receptors. That mumbling was quickly followed by a much clearer comment regarding the space warrior’s ability to pilot the ship. Apparently, the interrogator had been so preoccupied with whatever he was doing to notice that the munitions expert was the one guiding the vessel.

“Don’t look at me, Vortex. I’m just the navigator. Swindle’s the one steering the ship," Blast-Off pointed out as he glared over at the grey mech. “And if you’re referring to the time when we bounced off the atmosphere of that rogue planetoid, that was not my fault. I conducted all of the appropriate scans before engaging the warp drive. How was I supposed to know that ball of rock would suddenly stray into our path. Besides, if it weren’t for my quick reflexes, we would’ve crashed directly into it instead of just grazing the atmosphere. So, you should actually be thanking me for saving your spark."

The space warrior finished with a smile under his face shield before turning his attention back towards his terminal’s view screen where a variety of information regarding Earth had already finished populating all of the necessary fields. Blast-Off had no intention of studying the planet too closely as he hoped they would not be there for too long. A new alt mode might be necessary if their stay was lengthened beyond what he expected. However, judging by what he could see of this backwater world's meager space program, if it could even be called that, picking a suitable alt mode that fit Blast-Off's space warrior stature would be rather difficult.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:54 pm

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
The Obliteration--Bridge

Onslaught had allowed the members of his unit to handle the minutiae of getting the ship in the air with minimal instruction or interference from him. His thoughts were elsewhere anyway. The myriad of possibilities awaiting them once they eventually arrived in the Sol system was almost impossible to account for.

Razorclaw and he had pretty much determined the loyalties of those here on Cybertron. The Combaticon Commander would not be so quick to throw the loyalty of himself and his unit behind a member of the Decepticon High Command, unless they could establish that it would be the best thing for his unit. He suspected Razorclaw felt much the same way.

He had to wonder if those on Earth had similar concerns, especially since they were faced with the prospect of Starscream as their leader. Would Scrapper and Motormaster accept his influence so easily?

"Swindle, get me a secure commlink with Razorclaw on the Thanatos. Channel it to my quarters," the Combaticon Commander said, rising from his seat to leave the bridge. Onslaught knew that such things were Swindle's realm, even more so than he himself. He had never been one to ignore the specialties of his soldiers, especially not out of misplaced pride.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby FuzzymusPrime » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:48 pm

The Obliteration--Bridge

Swindle turns to Onslaught as the commander leaves the bridge, saluting as he does. "Will do sir!" He then turns to the console and begins to work.

The possibility of tapping into this communication occurred to the Munitions Specialist, but he thought better of it. It was clear this had something to do with that standoff that he and Razorclaw had gotten them into, which had almost started a coup. Swindle didn't want to be involved in that again, and that meant that if someone were to tie him down and plug into his cortex later, he could truthfully say he was ignorant of any plans.

Dang, could it be that the Combaticons are finally going to get in over their heads? I just got back with them and already I might have to leave again? Nuts. I like this crew. They work for me, and running out on them and looking for a new niche just wouldn't be the same.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Marcus Rush » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:52 pm

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Bridge

Vortex spun around in his chair. "Of course it wasn't your fault. You were the one piloting, you were the one navigating... So yeah you have no culpability in the affair." He spoke with a rubbing grin. He had finished the last piece of crew dianostics and reports. Filing them away for later review by Onslaught, he pushed himself up from his terminal.

"To be frank, now that you have confirmed my fears regarding who's piloting this ship, Blast-Off... I think I am going to take myself down to sickbay." He nodded over to Swindle briefly. Sickbay was by all practical standards, the strongest part of any ship. Typically located in the heart of all designs both Autobot and Decepticon. While he didn't question a team member's ability or crosstraining, as they were all adept and filling the roles of others, he still didn't pass up an opportunity to tweek the cylinders of his teammates.

With Brawl at tactical, at least Vortex hoped he was at tactical, and Swindle at the helm... Vortex was pretty sure that they would avoid the chaos that normally came with brief jumps through hyperspace. Grabbing a stack of data slates he had carefully placed on the console next to him, he pivoted towards the turbolift.

As Onslaught left the bridge, Vortex followed suit.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:22 pm

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Razorclaw's Response

>>"This is Commander Razorclaw. I will accept Onslaught's secured communication, having already channeled this frequency to my private quarters. I am ready to receive."<<
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:42 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
The Obliteration--Command Quarters

Onslaught stepped in to the oddly unfamiliar room. It had been his, ever since Megatron had granted him and his unit command of this parrticular Decepticon vessel, but the Combaticon Commander had never spent much time here. He preferred to be on the bridge with his unit, dealing firsthand with whatever they had to deal with.

As a took a seat in the aged, metallic chair, he saw the the link had been established.

"Razorclaw, I thought it would be wise for us to reassess our strategy before arriving to Earth. We have learned from our actions in Polyhex that the scientists will likely band together, however, they will be no more effective at leading the Decepticon empire than Starscream and his Seeker cronies. I find myself unwilling to accept that Scrapper or Motormaster would blindly follow Starscream any more so than either of us are willing to blindly follow Shockwave. They, I think, will be the key to our changing the nature of Decepticon command and carry on Megatron's actual vision. We have to find out if either of them share our misgivings about how the leadership scenario is shaping up."
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:58 pm

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Transmission from Razorclaw

>>”Agreed, Commander Onslaught. Reassessment is necessary in order to determine the best course of action once we arrive back on Earth. I also agree with your position that the scientists will likely support one another. However, I feel that Lord Thunderwing’s motives for preventing us from taking Shockwave into custody came more from the feeling of being left out of the loop by us and not that he necessarily supports the Military Operations Commander. His actions seemed to have come from a more personal level then from scientific loyalty. This is not to say he won’t ultimately back Shockwave when the time comes, but it is something to consider as we move forward."

"Furthermore, remember that Blackwind has become Thunderwing’s closest confidant since their first meeting, and her dislike for Shockwave could have a great influence on the carapace-enhanced scientist. Blackwind is one factor to bare in mind here as she has no love for either Shockwave or Starscream, her loyalties having always been with Megatron and his vision for the Empire. Now that the slagmaker is gone, she will have to do what we must do and decide to whom her loyalty will now rest with. If we can win her support, then Lord Thunderwing will likely follow."

"As for Motormaster and Scrapper, I agree that they will likely not blindly do whatever Starscream wants, at least not indefinitely. If we can convince them to join with us, we'll then have the combined might of four elite Decepticon units. Add to that the enhanced power of both Thunderwing and Blackwind, and we'll be in an excellent position to help dictate who the next leader of the Decepticons will be."<<
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:01 am

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The Obliteration--Command Quarters

Onslaught listened to the Predacon Commander's analysis of the situation intently. After all, he had come to trust and respect the fellow commander's assessment of various strategic situations. And who better than he to possess insights regarding what had occurred on Cybertron prior to the Combaticons' return there?

"Hmm, your assessment of Thunderwing's motives is...intriguing. If what you say is true, he may see this as his opportunity to take command for himself. If all the various members of Megatron's high command structure feel similarly, things could get...destructive. I wonder who among them--if any of them--would be best to continue Megatron's vision."

That thought had crossed his mind many times, in one form or another, all during the course of the previous orn.

Blackwind's status as a confidante of Thunderwing was news to the Combaticon. He knew little of her, save for that her loyalty to Megatron was fairly well-known.

"If Blackwind is as close to Thunderwing as you suggest, she will likely do whatever he says, just as she did with Megatron before him."

If Thunderwing placed his support behind Shockwave, it seemed that Blackwind would likely choke down her distaste for the cyclops and follow suit. But if her distaste was that potent, Onslaught suspected that she would play to Thunderwing's nobler ambitions and push him to make a play of his own. After all, that's what Onslaught would do. Regardless, there were still too many "ifs" at play. For Onslaught, the coming breems would involve removing as many of them as possible.

"We still find ourselves faced with the same opportunity as we did on Cybertron--ensuring that the correct Decepticon leadership is in place. If this descends into utter chaos, I'm not going to sacrifice my unit to the whims of some would-be usurper's ego. I was reluctant to even think it before, but if matters continue to take shape as they have, is it also reasonable to ask if those of us who lead these tactical units on a cycle-to-cycle basis are better suited to shaping the future of the empire? We are already kingmakers. No one will lead the Decepticons if they do not have our support. Perhaps we should not so readily dismiss the throne itself."

Before, Onslaught would have felt treacherous, broaching such a subject. With circumstances what they were, it was now unavoidable. There was too much at stake to simply allow the next in line to take Megatron's mantle if they were not worthy to do so.
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:06 pm

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Transmission from Razorclaw

>>“If Lord Thunderwing decides to seek leadership of the Decepticons with Blackwind’s backing, then that places us in a precarious position. Do we back him, as well, or do we oppose? Both of them have untold and untested power now due to the carapace process they have undergone, but we do not yet know their limitations. They are very strong and imposing, no doubt, but if all four squads were united together then even Thunderwing and Blackwind would likely have to concede to our will. His long absence does not help his position as many will feel that he'll do what is best for himself and not the rest of the Empire.

“It is more than reasonable to ask that question, Commander Onslaught. Elite tactical units such as yours and mine have been responsible for many of the great strides the Empire has made over the countless vorns this war has raged. If is weren’t for our squads and other groups like us, the Decepticons would’ve lost to the Autobots long ago, even with Megatron still functioning. Now, more than ever, it is important for the specialty units to remain in the forefront to determine who will lead us all into the future. As you said, our support will be necessary for any mech to assume leadership. Therefore, we are the ones that hold the real power from here on out no matter who is on the throne. If we choose the right candidate to take control then perhaps it will be our influence that shapes the Empire even more so than the new leader, himself. In a way, the throne could be ours without any one of us having to actually sit on it. That may be a better solution than trying to decide which unit commander should ascend above the rest."<<
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:57 am

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The Obliteration--Command Quarters

“I know little of Thunderwing himself, save for the storied history of Valckasta. Even then, the warlord’s forebears were not exactly generous with what information they chose to reveal," Onslaught began, responding to Razorclaw’s initial sentiment. “What I have seen leads to me to think that he would be as viable a successor as any of the others, save Starscream. I will be amazed if the Seeker rat has had no part to play in all of this."

Onslaught then contemplated Razorclaw’s elaborated idea. The Predacon Commander had taken Onslaught’s line of questioning in a different direction than Onslaught himself had been considering. A puppet leader, for lack of a better phrase, was something that had never even been entertained in the history of the Decepticon empire, and for good reason, as Megatron’s leadership had seemed to be nigh eternal. The Combaticon could not say that it would be the ideal way to go forward, but it was not an option that could be discarded out of hand either. This was an unorthodox scenario. Unorthodox measures could well have to be employed for them to survive it.

“In truth, Razorclaw, the valor and competence you displayed in Shockwave’s tower has earned my loyalty. I would support your vision for leading the Decepticons, if you chose to seek it. The downside, naturally, is that whoever takes Megatron’s throne next will become an immediate target for assassination…so…your alternative is not without merit. If we proceed down that path, we should council with Scrapper and Motormaster immediately upon our arrival to the Sol system and see if any agreement can be reached on which Decepticon should receive the considerable advantage that our support would grant."
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Smokescreen85 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:43 pm

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Transmission from Razorclaw

>>”Starscream most certainly has a part to play in all this, Commander Onslaught. That you can be certain of. I am also honored that you think so highly of my abilities that you would place your trust with me if I were to seek the throne, myself. However, I have never been one that found politics appealing as I would much rather be on the battlefield with my Predacons than directing the action from afar while stuck in a war room. Of course, we have also never been faced with the loss of Megatron before and thus all options should be considered."

“If we are unable to find a suitable successor that we could have a substantial influence over, then perhaps I will have no choice but to step up and assume control to ensure that the specialty units had the majority voice in the Empire. I’d rather not have to take such a drastic step, but I will if I must. Of course, for that to happen I would also need the full support of Motormaster and Scrapper, otherwise Decepticons such as Starscream, Thunderwing and Shockwave would never accept my ascension and my reign would likely end before it even began. However, regardless of who ultimately assumes the throne, I agree that we must first seek council with the other commanders in order to see where they stand. Are they more agreeable to a puppet leader that we completely control ourselves, or would they rather have a unit commander such as myself being in charge?"<<
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Re: Decepticon Frigate The Obliteration

Postby Insidious » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:03 am

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The Obliteration—Command Quarters

“Heavy questions. I’m as eager to get answers as you are," Onslaught responded simply. “I suppose there’s little else worth discussing until we actually arrive and learn more. Until then, commander," Onslaught said, disconnecting the link and rising from his command station. Just as before, these quarters held little appeal for him, isolating him from his unit. He wanted to get back on the bridge.

The Obliteration—Bridge

Completing the short trek in what probably amounted to record time; Onslaught entered the bridge of the Combaticon vessel once more and took his previous spot. He then addressed Blast-Off.

“Once we arrive within the Sol system and within scanning range of the planet, I’m going to need Scrapper and Motormaster’s location. Probably Starscream’s as well, just to be safe. Though, I’m sure our acting leader will likely seek to summon us as soon as he knows we’re there."

Starscream—leader of the Decepticons. Onslaught had rarely encountered a more distasteful prospect. Much in the coming orns would depend on how solidly the Seeker leader had managed to secure his power base. If he was slacking in any way, there would be cracks in the foundation that could be exploited.
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