- Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
- Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Motormaster’s Office - Bridge
While Razorclaw awaited a response regarding the vehicons from Thunderwing, Starscream decided to interject his own two energon chips once more. The Air Commander took a carefully veiled pot shot at the Predacon lord while at the same time questioning his idea to awaken said vehicons from their pods and hope that they would obey him and not automatically be loyal to Shockwave. Razorclaw let out a low chuckle before responding to the Seeker Commander’s unfounded concerns.
“You forget, Starscream, that I was the commander of the Thanatos before our cycloptic nemesis took control. If the vehicons follow anyone’s orders, it will be mine,” the lion-former replied with a glare directed right at the red and white seeker. “And, yes, if will be your job to keep Shockwave occupied while Thunderwing and I go to awaken our army. I’m sure you can handle that.”
Once Starscream was done with his minor taunts that served only to show how obnoxious he really was, the Seeker Commander was eager to get things under way. Razorclaw couldn’t help but to agree. “Very well. Let’s get going. We’ve wasted enough time talking. Thunderwing, you can fill me in on the viability of the vehicons as we make our way to the bounce chamber. ”
Razorclaw then took the lead and exited the captain’s office, re-entering the bridge proper. He gazed around at his animalistic unit, a smile growing larger underneath his face shield. “Predacons, arm up and head for the bounce chamber immediately. We are heading back up to the Thanatos to retake what is rightfully ours! An alliance has been struck with Starscream and Thunderwing. Along with Motormaster, two of his men and three seekers, we will return to Shockwave with a prisoner - the Seeker Commander, himself! However, it is only a rouse in order to get us back on board and thus position ourselves for the right moment to strike at Shockwave and his supporters from within. Now, move out!”
With his orders given, Razorclaw opened a private encrypted comm link to the Combaticon Commander to inform him of the plan that was now set in motion:
>>”Commander Onslaught, this is Razorclaw. I am contacting you with an important update on the current situation. We are making our move against Shockwave with the help of both Starscream and Thunderwing. Together, we have formed an alliance and have devised a plan to return to the Thanatos with Starscream as our faux prisoner. Shockwave still thinks I am loyal to him and that will be his downfall. Once on board, we hope to awaken a squad of vehicons to aid us in our assault. As for you and your team, I'm afraid I will need you to remain at the construction site as a security measure. You may be called upon to serve as reinforcements if needed. Otherwise, you are to remain on standby. If all goes according to plan, the next time we speak, Shockwave will be in our custody and the Thanatos will be under our control once again! Razorclaw out.”<<
Cutting his comm line, Razorclaw glanced back to see if Thunderwing, Starscream and Motormaster had yet joined him. “I will contact Soundwave once we are all down in the bounce chamber and request permission to board the Thanatos. Hopefully, once he knows that we have Starscream as a prisoner, we won't have any problems getting the necessary clearance.” The lion-former then pulled out a pair of stasis cuffs and tossed them over to the Warlord. “Thunderwing, if you would do the honors of shackling our prisoner.” Razorclaw cast an amused look over at Starscream, all the while trying to contain a hint of laughter.
As Skywarp continued to sip the sludge that passed for energon on board the Stunticon frigate, he received a communication from Starscream, ordering him to get his aft down to the bounce chamber immediately. The teleporter had barely been able to catch up with Thundercracker and now he was being called off on another mission. At least ‘Warp wouldn’t be the one in charge of this excursion like the last time. Leave the thinking to the higher ups and let the prankster do what he always did best - fight.
“Well, ‘Cracker, it looks like our little get together has been cut short,” Skywarp said in a disappointed tone. “Screamer’s called me to the bounce chamber. I’ll be briefed when I get there. Can’t imagine what’s going on, but at least I don’t have to drink any more of this slop that makes energon derivative taste like high grade.” Tossing his half-full glass across the room, ‘Warp got to his feet and cast a smile down to the blue seeker. “Sorry, buddy. I guess we’ll catch up another time? See ya around!”
With a pat on his friend's shoulder plate, Skywarp took his leave of the mess hall, trudging through all of the junk that littered the floor as he went. He wasn’t sure what to expect once he got down to the bounce chamber, but something told him Razorclaw and the Predacons would be there, as well. Had Starscream made a deal with them? The answer was almost obvious, even to the teleporter. Still, the Seeker Commander always had an ulterior motive and this time would likely be no different.