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LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

The noose around Fortress Maximus' neck tightens. Will the Decepticon 2nd fleet led by mighty Scorponok finally subjugate their old nemesis? And if they do, what will be the fate of the Autobot resistance?

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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:07 am

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The Decepticon Hypnotist was pleased to hear that Scorponok was thinking along the same lines as he. This new discovery could mean the end of the war. The beginning of a new age. The great tyrannical peace that Megatron had written about ages ago. They had finally found a means to bring it to pass. Mindwipe's circuits were almost jittery at the thought.

Scorponok's last question had set the batlike Decepticon to resume his appointed task once again. He was not the specialist that Cipher was in this area, but it would do no good to any of them to leave the High Commander unaware of any potentially relevant bit of information. Alas, and perhaps thankfully, Cipher had seemed to find everything that was salvageable.

Mindwipe had patched in directly once again. Whatever files and other information existed here, even if it could not be utilized in the here and now, might be useful in the future. Mindwipe was no archivist, but there were others who were, and would surely appreciate the opportunity to comb through and piece together every fragmented file that had fallen apart or been actively destroyed over the ages.

"I see nothing more, mighty Scorponok. Cipher, as expected, has carried out his function deliciously," Mindwipe reported, even as the download completion percentage displayed internally on his optics crept steadily towards 100%.

He only turned to look when he heard a noise from some other side of the room and turned to see that Cipher had wandered off to a different area altogether. Thankfully so, as it seemed as if he had found the one who had initiated this strange, ancient coding that they had encountered along the walls.

"Monstructor...," Mindwipe whispered, really to himself, even as he continued to listen intently to Cipher's latest information. He looked over to Wheelie. "You have joined the cause on a most momentous occasion, my young friend."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby #Sideways# » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:56 pm

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Wheelie kept a close and watchful eye on Scorponok as the titan Decepticon watched the screen. He didn't trust anyone who appeared out of thin air, and in a hidden bunker no less. But it seemed that the others held Scorponok in high regard, and therefore if the others trust him, so should Wheelie. They were on the same side, after all!

He kept close to Mindwipe; his only friend, Wheelie felt, in this whole Decepticon matter.

Wheelie ignored Mindwipe's last statement and asked him instead, "I have been a long time gone, I wonder, how is Cybertron?"

It wasn't that he didn't care about this "Monstructor", or anything, in fact, quite the opposite. But He just had home on his mind and he needed answers on how things were.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:06 am

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Sinnertwin stopped in his tracks. Whatever he was following, the trail seemed to go dry. Each of the two heads snarled and one of them blew a plume of flame against the nearest wall before the Terrorcon transformed. Trails didn't simply end like that. Unless he was chasing something that had never really been here in the first place. Those kinds of thoughts didn't sit well with the Terrorcon though. That was the realm of glitches like Mindwipe and Bugly.

Even so, there was something weird about this planet, something besides everything else the Decepticon had seen so far. He wondered what those little runts had found out about this place. They better have found something that would make the delay in tearing them apart worth it.

He cast his optics around one last time before trudging back in the direction of Hungrr and the others.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:18 am

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The High Commander of the 2nd Fleet eyed Cipher suspiciously as the scribe began to seek their attention again after wandering away earlier. The scribe had began offering insight towards an issue that had already been solved. Obviously because Cipher had missed the exchange of words between Scorponok and Hun-Grrr. But the cause of it? That was far more difficult riddle to solve. Scorponok had had his suspicions regarding the mental health of the small Decepticon researcher for some time now but it was beginning to seem that Cipher's mental ability was deteorating. As if the linguist was peridiocally disconnected from the reality - seeing and hearing something no one else was able to witness. It was apparent that maintenance with additional invasive circuit inspection was to be scheduled for the scientist. Perhaps even a meeting with a mnemosurgeon. Cipher's mind was simply too valuable tool to let it fade away.

"The six were already identified Cipher. Did you not listen to us?" The gargantuan warlord stated with some level of irritation clearly present in his voice and continued, "Nevertheless, if what you suggest is true they had been released from whatever penintary they were closed into before the war began or during our raids to Autobot controlled citystates. For all six enlisted to our ranks."

"The only relevant question is whether or not they are alive now and if so; where?"

"I see nothing more, mighty Scorponok. Cipher, as expected, has carried out his function deliciously."


Mindwipe's reply to his earlier question made Scorponok shook his head in slight disappointment. It was not a surprising answer and given the staggering revelation they already had been subject to - there was simply no way around calling the mission a monumental success. Now, it was time to move forward and leave this planet behind. With new found determination, Scorponok sent the activation signal to the portal machine back at the Semper Tyrannis and turned to face his troops as the portal reappeared where it had resised a breem ago.

"The answer we seek now is not here. Hun-Grrr, gather your men and return with the dropship. Mindwipe and Cipher, take all the datapads you can find, broken or not - and follow me through the portal."

Having said his piece, Scorponok reached down to close his claw around the computer terminal they had been looking the security footage through and tore it off the floor with little effort. While he doubted there was nothing more to find from the terminal, he wanted to examine Jhiaxus' technology more closely. There was always a possibility of finding a new or a long lost tech to exploit through studying these ancient machines. But for that he needed his equipment on board the Tyrannis and so, the black and gold warlord entered into the whirling vortex that would take him into his destination.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:02 pm

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Cipher turned his optics from the gatherers present within the bunker back to the scrawled message that spanned most of the wall that stood directly in front of him. It was certainly exciting to find something so old still intact. In fact to find something of this caliber written in the Primal Vernacular was just fantastic. Of course it was only the scientist who found something as simple as writing on a wall to be fascinating. Such a pity. Too many philistines inhabit this universe.

A broad smile worked onto the small mech’s visage as he read through the message one last time. His concentration , however, was halted by the voice of his superior. Had he missed something? They knew of everyone’s locations? Cipher turned to look at the gathered group and offered Scorponok a quizzical look as he cocked his head to the side.

“Of course, mighty Scorponok. I apologize for my lack of attention. It shall not happen again."

Cipher lowered his gaze from the gigantic Decepticon and cast a long hard look to the floor just in front of him.

It was the moving shadow that caused his head to lift and his optics to search for who had moved through the room.

The lack of a moving unknown corporeal body set the scientist’s mind in a whirl. Why come back now? I suppose I’ve missed something? The thin, short linguist let out a low whimper as he took a glance around his immediate location.

“Our search is over. We’re leaving."

His words were not meant to be heard by the small gathering of Decepticons that had been with him but to the inhabitants of the bunker.

A gasp escaped his vocalizer as he heard Scorpornok address him and Mindwipe. Gathering the datapads no matter their condition would be the perfect distraction and without so much as a ‘yes sir’ Cipher went straight to work. Unfortunately there was more damaged pads than there were fully functional and intact pads. Tsk Tsk. Such a shame. Although with a little effort there is no reason why the broken datapads can’t be repaired. It would just take a bit of finesse. A wide grin formed on his face as he scooped up one last pad and pressed it, along with the others, against his chestplate.

With his burden in hand and safely secured, Cipher moved toward the swirling vortex that the High Commander had disappeared through, terminal in claw, and stopped before entering. The Decepticon scientist took a slow tentative glance over his shoulder and waited patiently for another sign…anything that he had missed or hadn’t been told.

When the movement of the shadows morphed into nothing more than what they were meant to be and silence finally filled the room, Cipher nodded.

“This tomb is yours once more…at least for the moment."

He narrowed his optics and let out a low snort before he moved forward and back onto the Semper Tyrannis.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:39 am

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Mindwipe considered Wheelie's question for a moment. The first question to leap in to his own mind was how much of the truth he should tell. That was usually the first question in his mind regardless of who had asked.

In this case, there was no physical harm that was going to come to him for being deceptive. Lying to a mechanoid such as Scorponok, for example, would carry very great consequences. Mortal ones, Mindwipe was sure. But to lie to one so young, and so weak? Not remotely the same cost. But, at the same time, Mindwipe could see no advantage to being deceptive in this instance, unless he were to deceive the young mech for the simple satisfaction of doing it. Other Decepticons likely would do so, and this new recruit would have to adjust, but Mindwipe did not have that kind of personality. For the time being, honesty did seem to be the best policy.

"Our home is dead. Ravaged by eons of endless war, the planet finally shut down, unable to sustain itself. And so now we travel the stars, looking for the victory that will finally bring this war to an end and restore our society the way Megatron has envisioned. We can not return home until we find some means of sustaining our existence there."

Mindwipe had bowed respectfully as Scorponok gave his commands and made his exit. He had not said anything of what to do with their young Cybertronian "discovery" on this world. Mindwipe was actually somewhat surprised. An on-site execution of anyone not wearing the Decepticon insignia could have easily been expected. Wheelie had received a stay of execution it seemed. And that made it all the more likely that he might, in fact, be able to join them. Surely one such as he would make an excellent scout. Mindwipe certainly saw the potential. Scorponok had not told him where to go one way or the other, so Mindwipe would keep an eye on him for the time being.

"Grab those," Mindwipe said, pointing to some of the stray datapads while he himself gathered others. Once Mindwipe had gathered everything in sight of any conceivable value--that Cipher had not already grabbed--he motioned for Wheelie to follow him towards the vortex that Scorponok and Cipher had utilized. It was risky allowing him to follow, unbidden, but Mindwipe hoped that if the command structure saw that the young proto could continue to be useful to their cause that he would eventually receive the brand and be allowed to fully join their cause.

The alternative, of course, would be to allow him to remain behind with the Terrorcons. And if potentially upsetting Scorponok could be a death sentence for the young mech, leaving him behind with those animals certainly would be. Mindwipe could not be any more pleased to put some respectable distance between himself and those monsters once again.

"Come. A new life awaits you, Wheelie," Mindwipe said, grinning before stepping in to the whirling energy beam and vanishing altogether.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:29 am

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Cipher's discovery of one of the former staff members of the facility had drawn Hun-Grrr's attention. Or to be exact, what was left of a mech who had decided to end his own life rather than track down his comrades and plan a rescue. And to be honest, it wasn't the mechanoid itself that had drawn Hun-Grrr to it. It was the energon. For a being like Hun-Grrr, scavenging was natural course of action. While others focused on gathering datapads, Hun-Grrr hungrily devoured the content of the corpse's fuel tank. Survival left no room for being picky - the Terrorcon had learned that ages ago. It also had taught him to fill his energy reserves at any given opportunity. Many other Decepticons saw Hun-Grrr's constant feeding as sign of greed. To say this was not the case would have been a lie. Survival was all about looking after oneself first and foremost. And if greed was what kept one alive, Hun-Grrr would embrace it.

The leader of the Terrorcons did not let the dead mechanoid distract him for long though. Scorponok had issued orders and he would follow them. Gather your men and return with the dropship Scorponok had said. Simple command really, however fullfilling the High Commander's order demanded a certain problem to be solved. That problem had a name - Cutthroat.

The shock trooper had managed to stray away from the other Terrorcons soon after they had landed and by doing so Cutthroat had compromised the whole mission. The punishment for this would be severe. Far more so than what Sinnertwin would suffer from his inability to follow Hun-Grrr's orders. Before a punishment could be dished out though, Cutthroat had to be found. And the best chance of doing so belonged to no other than Sinnertwin.

"Sinnerrrtwin... " Hun-Grrr growled and suddenly lashed towards the other Terrorcon, grabbing hold of Sinnertwin's left neck in his jaws and pinning the smaller Terrorcon to the ground following the duos return to the hall where they had found the remains of the dead Omega Sentinel.

"You disobeyed my orderrrs!" The larger two-headed beast roared with his other dragonic head.

"I told you to guarrrd the entrrrance!" Hun-Grrr continued, his teeth sinking into Sinnertwin's thick armor plating. The sentry deserved a lesson in pain, the situation however prevented Hun-Grrr from doing what he really wanted. Yanking Sinnertwin effortlessly off the ground, Hun-Grrr threw the smaller Terrorcon towards the entrance they had dug into the bunker earlier. "Redeem yourrrself! Seek out Cutthrrroat and brrring him to the drrropship! Go! GO!"
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:14 pm

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Sinnertwin let out an eerie, dual howl as one of his heads suddenly found itself violently pinned to the ground by Hungrr's crushing jaws. The Terrorcon instinctively struggled and strained himself underneath the immense pressure and pain.

The Terrorcon Commander's words still managed to register somehow. There was no use in explaining why he had done what he had done. Disobedience, whatever the reason, was dealt with accordingly. It was partly the reason why the Terrorcons--as a unit--had burned through more members than any other specialty unit. Lost to the fires of war or to Hungrr's own violent whims. Or each other, as had sometimes been the case with the fiercely unpredictable group.

Soon after, Sinnertwin found himself hurtling through the air before crashing in to a wall nearby. He clumsily got to his feet, each of his heads churning hot fire, the nostrils of his left head billowing trails of black smoke. To look at him, an outsider would not know whether he was about to obey or attack. But this was not the first time that he and Hungrrr had been through an encounter such as this, despite their infrequency.

"As you wish," the dual-headed beast snarled, before launching himself off in the direction they had originally come.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby #Sideways# » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:16 pm

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To say Wheelie missed home was an understatement. He had memories of wandering the endless metallic halls, climbing the support struts and even monuments in Iacon. He also remembered the repercussions for doing things like that. Wheelie smiled at the memory.

But his smile was soon replaced by a look of horror and shock. Mindwipe had let out a bombshell about Cybertron: Destroyed after eons of war. Shut down due to its inability to support itself. An image came to Wheelie's mind of a burning husk of what was his home. The halls collapsed, the buildings skeletons of their former selves.

Wheelie caught himself with his mouth open, staring at the floor. He felt his mouth quiver and wobble. All of his hopes and dreams of returning to a lush (Lush for a metallic world, that is) and beautiful Cyertron were what, all for naught?

Wheelie's look hardened at the want for revenge. He had loved his home more than anything. He wanted those responsible to pay for their crimes.

He heard the booming voice of Skorponok order them to gather more data pads and follow him through the... Thing that Skorponok came through.

Wheelie said nothing; his mind was still on the destruction of his home. Now he had all that was left of his former life: His Picture Viewer. Wheelie moved to where Mindwipe told him to retrieve datapads, but not before stopping by his now fully charged Picture Viewer. He placed his prized possession in his hip-compartment, then scooped up the datapads in his cradled arms.

He then moved with Mindwipe -- who Wheelie thought reeked from his organic skin -- through the portal.

Wheelie did not like the sensation.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:14 pm

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For one small thing Sinnertwin was thankful: it was much easier to track down a fellow Terrorcon than whatever it was had lead them down in to the depths of that bunker. The cerberic Decepticon was still frustrated that whatever exactly had been down there had eluded him--even if whatever it was...was not something that could be found by Sinnertwin's usual means in the first place. Cutthroat, however, was a much different story.

For whatever reason, his own psychopathic tendencies as much as any other thing, Cutthroat had broken away from their group. Hungrr had likely told him to do something, and the winged nut took it several steps further than intended. Sinnertwin could not really fault him. He had done so himself on occasion.

Including once not all that long ago.

Sinnertwin kept his pace quick, both so that he could get back to the dropship and so that he could carry out Hungrr's demands as ordered. The Terrorcon Commander would hardly take well to a second act of disobedience on Sinnertwin's part.

"SHOW yourself, BIRD!" Sinnertwin bellowed. If he was anywhere within range, that little taunt would stir a reaction in the easily-excitable little psycho.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:51 pm

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Leaving the location of the research bunker was quite possibly the one blessing Rippersnapper was anticipating. He was tired of standing outside and waiting. Watching wasn’t too horrid but waiting was the downright boring.

The arrival of his Commander almost had the Terrorcon terrorist jumping for joy…almost. The white and blue Decepticon offered Hun-Grrr a nod and started out toward the location of the dropship that had brought them to this detestable rock.

The time it had taken the group to travel the land to their destination seemed to be cut in half while on their way back. Possibly due to the fact that they no knew their intended path. All well and good, but Rippersnapper had hoped that they would have arrived already. Of course…no such luck.

“Keep moving Blot! I’m in no mood to spend any more time on this slag-pit that’s necessary."

Blot let out a low grunt before the foul smelling Decepticon pressed on this time at a slightly increased pace. He was, by no means, a fast moving mech. Lumbering oaf.

While the foot soldier trudged on Rippersnapper had taken the time to look around. The plants…disgusting, the ground…putrid, Primus only knew what everything smelled like. He had moved toward the tree line noting that the creatures that had been moving about and chattering had suddenly stopped…or had they stopped earlier?

“Gah! The slag?!"

The terrorist had caught himself before taking a fall down a deep indentation in the ground. Rippersnapper let out a growl as he backed up and took a good hard look at the impression. It didn’t surprise him to find it here. After all…this entire planet was crawling with them.

“Chaosteros."

Blot looked over his shoulder and tilted his head in an inquisitive manner. The mech was stupid but nothing fazed him. If need be Blot would simply engage and kill it.
Rippersnapper rolled his head and let out a heavy sigh as he stared at his Terrorcon brother.

“Nevermind. Just keep going!"

Through the brush the dark purple and black form of Blot traipsed onward and toward the dropship. At the sight of the vessel Rippersnapper’s lips curled into a delighted smile. From behind him Hun-Grrr moved forward.

“How long are we going to wait for Sinnertwin and Cutthroat before we leave, Commander?"
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:59 am

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"Forrr long enough." Hun-Grrr replied to Rippersnapper's question as the trio of Terrorcons approached their vessel.

He didn't really mean what he had just said though. Scorponok would not wait for them forever and Hun-Grrr certainly wasn't going to risk being stranded on this planet. It wasn't the question of survival, the ferocious leader of the Terrorcons believed in his ability to adapt. He possessed enough technical know-how to not run out of energon either - or rather, its substitutes. Indeed, the issue was hardly about survival. It was all about the unvoiced fact that neither Cutthroat or Sinnertwin were worth the trouble as far as Hun-Grrr was concerned. He would rather abandon them here than actually put effort to saving them from their own stupidity. That was not to say he wouldn't give Sinnertwin a chance to return with Cutthroat - or without.

The footprints of the chaosteros Rippersnapper had noticed earlier, had not gone unnoticed by Hun-Grrr either. Particularly the fact how the footprints circled their cloaked dropship was worrysome. Not because Hun-Grrr feared the creature but because of the possibility of it having damaged to dropship due to its sheer size and strength. Hun-Grrr could smell the creature's chemical trail still reeking in the immediate area. His sensors could sense the slight vibration in the ground caused by its foot steps. And while his sensors could confirm it wasn't here now, it was obvious the creature was still close by. At least given how the creature was roughly as large and High Commander Scorponok, they were hardly going to be surprised by it.

"Blot, keep yourrr optics open and be prepared forrr anything." One of the large Decepticon's dragonic heads began, only to have the other to finish, "Ripperrrsnapperrr, check the condition of ourrr vessel. A chaosteros has obviously paid ourrr base camp a visit while we were gone. The lumbering oaf may have damaged the ship."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:37 pm

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Blot let out a low grunt as he nodded in Hun-Grrr’s direction. If the Commander said to keep his optics open and be prepared for anything than that’s exactly what the foot soldier would do. Blot drew his slime gun and began to slowly make his way toward the tree-line where he could better keep an eye out. He then started to walk around the perimeter taking note of all the organic structures.

In the meantime Rippersnapper set off to check the ship keeping in mind that the on chaosteros might not have been the only one roaming around the area. With any luck the creature or creatures hadn't caused any damage to their vessel and they could simply board and be gone. If only Sinnertwin would return with Cutthroat then the process could proceed on a much faster note.

His examination hadn't taken as long as he had thought and it seemed as though there was no pressing damage to the outer hull of the shuttle. That didn't mean there wasn't any damage to any of the inner workings.

Letting out a low growl Rippersnapper emerged from the raised nose of the ship and approached Hun-Grrr.

“One of those…things did pass through here, and although it didn't step on the shuttle directly it did do some slight damage to portions of the hull. Probably from some kicked up boulder."

The terrorist took a look over his shoulder at the vessel and then back to his Commander.

“I’ll check the internal structure to ensure its integrity hasn't been compromised. If anything that should give Sinnertwin enough time to reign in Cutthroat and haul his wayward aft back over here."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:48 pm

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It had taken time, more time than Sinnertwin cared to spend, tracking down their wayward, fellow Terrorcon. But tracked him he had. And he had at last returned.

Approaching the Decepticon dropship, Sinnertwin stalked his way through the brush and bramble that was native to planet LV-117 in full robot mode. In one arm, a jagged blade that did not appear to have seen any action in battle in recent orns but brandished and ready for action nonetheless. In the other arm, being unceremoniously dragged on the ground behind him, was Cutthroat. It was clear that the Terrorcon had sustained multiple injuries, as claw marks etched their way across his body and fresh fluids of various types streaked the dirt behind him as he was dragged across it. It would be difficult to tell, at first glance, whether or not the insane Terrorcon had suffered the injuries at the hands of some native flora or fauna or whether he had done so at the hands of Sinnertwin himself.

Sinnertwin, for his part, was not saying one way or the other.

"Found him. No other option," was all Sinnertwin said as he trudged his way past the others and on to the ship where he immediately let go of Cutthroat's wing and let it drop to the floor of the shuttle with a muffled clank.

Sinnertwin himself still bore scars of Hungrr's dissatisfaction. He was not inclined to have any more added to the collection. Cutthroat could bear the brunt of the Terrorcon Commander's displeasure once he awakened.

If he awakened.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:22 am

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Rippersnapper's report was a satisfactory one. Although the notion of a chaosteros not stepping directly on the shuttle sounded odd to Hun-Grrr. As big the native apex predator of this world was - it was not that big. All in all, the dropship was bigger than the chaosteros after all. However, any creature of its proportions and body mass could still easily inflict damage to the vulnerable radiation reflecting coating of the grounded vessel if not its actual armoring. A Decepticon dropship was a rugged warhorse made to last long enough under enemy fire to perform its job and as powerful a chaosteros was, Hun-Grrr still doubted it had been able to compromise the structural integrity of the ship. At least it gave Rippersnapper something to do while waiting for Sinnertwin to return.

"See that you do." Hun-Grrr grunted his response to the terrorist and proceeded to lie down. Why to waste his own energy when he had others to do the menial labor for him? Blot wouldn't complain. And the rest? They lacked the courage to even complain about the issue within the range of Terrorcon leader's audio receptors.

Fortunately they didn't have to wait for too long before Sinnertwin arrived, dragging the beaten and unconscious looking Cutthroat unceremoniously behind him. The sentry did little to explain Cutthroat's condition which was just fine with Hun-Grrr. The sole comment Sinnertwin provided was clear enough for the larger Terrorcon. It wouldn't have been the first time Cutthroat had to be taken down and out. And given how the intellectually challenged marauder had charged off into the air as his first action after removing himself from the shuttle - and without the protective organic coating despite the warnings given to him, yeah - it really was no surprise if Sinnertwin had had to fight Cutthroat.

"Good. We're rrready to go then." Hun-Grrr replied to the mostly yellow Terrorcon and slowly forced himself up only to have his attention drawn away by the steady increase in volume of the tremors he had been monitoring. A chaosteros was approaching and all too likely, Sinnertwin had caught the beast's attention.

"Boarrrd the ship! And get it rrready to fly!" One of the Terrorcon commander's heads roared while the other took a sizable bite of a nearby boulder and swallowed it down to let his inner processing machinery to turn the piece of rock into a crude projectile. Given that Rippersnapper, Cutthroat and Sinnertwin were already inside, the command was quickly fulfilled as Blot climbed through the shuttle's open hatch. Hun-Grrr however did not. The chaosteros was near and it had to be dealt with. If the beast would ram their shuttle before they were safely out of its reach, they could end up stranded on this organic equivalent of hell to a Transformer.

Only moments later the chaosteros' massive form appeared from the edge of the forest and let out a chilling roar establish its dominance over the territory it had claimed as its own. A common tactic to scare out competition without having to waste one's energy to actually fight an intruder. And the way the chaosteros saw it, a strange, unknown two-headed beast half of its own size was standing it's ground, and thus challenging its claim over the territory like only another chaosteros would. The beast had to be driven out or turned into the chaosteros' next meal. No. Just driven out, the creature smelled similar to strange orange creature the chaosteros had met before. The orange creature had been inedible and devouring part of it had caused severe indigestion for days. The chaosteros wanted it out of its domain.

Hun-Grrr watched with amusement as the chaosteros circled his position from afar and tried to intimidate him through roaring. Primitive beast, it did not understand what it was about to face. No doubt the beast was not put off by the smell of the Terrorcons. It had met Wheelie before and dominated the small Cybertronian. Well, if the chaosteros wanted a fight, Hun-Grrr was glad to oblige. He answered the chaosteros' challenge with a roar of his own. And this show of defiance was all that the chaosteros needed to provoke itself into action.

The massive beast rushed towards Hun-Grrr, its jaw open and ready to strike. Although its 'rush' was could hardly be called such. It simply was too massive to be able to run and it had enough distance to cover to allow Hun-Grrr easily to avoid its charge if the Terrorcon were to choose so. He didn't. He waited. He waited until only few seconds separated him from being smashed into by the chaosteros. Before the enormous beast could reach him though, Hun-Grrr aimed one of his heads at the beast's snout and spat out the rock with enough force to shatter a building. The rock projectile hit the chaosteros directly between its nostrils and stopped the beast's charge. Letting out a howl of pain, the chaosteros turned on its heels and headed back towards the forest - hurt but alive.

Hun-Grrr wasted no more time. He had established his dominance. If he and the chaosteros were going to ever cross their paths again, the beast would remember him. In this instance, knowledge of his superiority over the beast was far more satisfying than merely tearing it to shreds. Moment later Hun-Grrr, now in his robot mode and sporting a wicked grin - entered the dropship and closed the hatch behind him.

"Rippersnapper, take us back to the Tyrannis."
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Postby Ember » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:07 pm

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Decepticon Dropship ST – 4

Rippersnapper gave his Commanding Officer a curt nod just before heading inside the ship to check on the internal structure. Thankfully the vessel was not too massive making ensuring that his task would not require too much of his time.

As quickly, and as carefully as he could, Rippersnapper moved about scanning several areas and finding that none of the results showed anything out of the ordinary. Good. We’ll be able to leave just as soon as Sinnertwin brings back Cutthroat.

As if on cue in walked Sinnertwin who just so happened to be dragging an unconscious Cutthroat. The other Terrorcon then dumped off his burden and walked away. Not too unusual to see. Cutthroat was known to wander off leaving it up to the rest of the team to find and drag him back. This wasn't the first time and it certainly would not be the last.

Rippersnapper turned his attention back to the access ramp waiting for the last two members of the team to board so that they could be off. But when Hun-Grrr and Blot failed to trudge in the terrorist’s curiosity got the better of him. He stalked quickly to the ramp and prepared to descend when he suddenly stopped…halted by nothing more than Hun-Grrr’s bellowing order.

Not one to disobey a direct order, the white and blue Decepticon turned tail and took up his position at the flight controls. Hands running over the switches and keys, Rippersnapper prepared the dropship for take-off.

The sound of metal on metal caught Rippersnapper’s attention and he looked over his shoulder to see Blot climbing on board which only left Hun-Grrr. His head whipped back around to look out of the translucent window when his audios picked up the roar of a chaosteros. Rippersnapper watched with suppressed glee as Hun-Grrr faced off with the creature. The terrorist waited with bated breath for his commander to tear into the monster but when it never came Rippersnapper let out a frustrated grunt.

He was unwilling to watch the defeated chaosteros scurry away in defeat instead he powered up the main screen…the left and right sides of the large translucent window took on an opaque sheen with read outs occupying each segment. The sound of the door sealing and with Hun-Grrr’s direct order, Rippersnapper ignited the engines and carefully guided the ship out of the valley. Now clear of the dense vegetation and with their course set Rippersnapper ignited the thrusters sending the team back toward the Semper Tyrannis
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