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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 #Sideways# » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:08 pm

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Trees above

Wheelie's optics scanned the horizon for the source of the disturbance, when suddenly a very old but familiar sight: a Shuttle!

Wheelie literally jumped for joy, his faceplate present with a huge smile.

"So long in this Jungle Wheelie has braved, Wheelie so happy that he has been saved!" Wheelie cried as he jogged out to his porch, pulled out his Slingshot and proceeded to place it on a zip-line.

He kicked off from the porch and hung from his Slingshot, speeding though the trees on the zip-line. He sped down the zip-line, wind whirling about his Audio Receptors, finally, he reached the bottom and quickly transformed into his Cybertronian Sports Car and began to speed through the Jungle floor, almost not caring about what noise he made. The Shuttle must be here for him! It must be!

"Wheelie thought he was here to stay, but now it must be Wheelie's day!" Wheelie cried out some more, driving through the jungle was only driving his enthusiasm.

It would not be long for him to reach the Shuttle!
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:43 pm

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Decepticon Dropship ST – 4

Still standing at the top of the ramp, Cipher looked out on the landscape that awaited them. The scientist was not enthusiastic about heading out into the vast wilderness. The trees alone were too dense to see past the trunks. The rock that Cutthroat was now perched on was too large to even see over. The location they were now in was possibly the most secluded on this planet, but Cipher would have to see the rest of the world before that assumption could be deemed definitive.

At the sound of Mindwipe’s voice, Cipher turned around to see the hypnotist set the equipment down next to the console and began to scroll through the native creatures in order to find a suitable synthetic form. At the same time the scientist took up a position next to Mindwipe and looked intently at the available forms.

“Wait. There. I’ll be able to utilize that."

On the screen was some sort of feathered creature. According to the information on the terminal the creature was nearly his height, which meant that the synthetic applications would form over his frame easily.

He then looked to Mindwipe and gestured with his chin so that he may be allowed to enter the information into the nearby chamber’s programming.

“Choose one and download the information to the chamber. From there the nanites will do the rest."

After his explanation Cipher moved to the chamber and quickly entered. The cycle would not take long at all, but the sooner he has encased the sooner he could ensure his mind was safe.

****
Rippersnapper had finished walking the perimeter of their landing site to the west when he came upon his starting point. The terrorist took one last quick look around as he opened up a communication link with Hun-Grrr.

>>"Commander, I’ve finished securing the perimeter to the west of the shuttle. I saw no native fauna in the immediate area. Shall I make my way back?"<<

Rippersnapper was relieved that he had not come across any of the creatures that inhabited this dirt ball of a planet. Just seeing one would cause him to fly into a homicidal furry. Something that would not bode well for the group if he was not kept under control.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:12 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
Decepticon Dropship ST-4

While Hun-Grrr did not relish on the idea of coating himself with synthetic flesh, he had done it before and would do it again as many times he needed if the missions he took part in so required. The revolting organic smell was a small price to pay if one avoided the effects of harmful radiation that way. That did mean however that there was one particular issue to be taken care of before anyone managed to acquire coat themselves with synthetic flesh. Unfortunately for the Terrorcon commander, Cipher's eagerness to protect his cerebral mass forced Hun-Grrr on the move on with the said objective with far greater pace he would have preferred. Had Cipher not slipped into the CR chamber for the synthetic flesh crafting process, the annoyed snarl on Hun-Grrr's face would probably have stopped the scientist's fuel pump.

"Blot. Stay."

Leaving Blot to guard both Cipher and Mindwipe, Hun-Grrr stepped out of the dropship and headed straight towards the direction where Rippersnapper's energy signature appeared on his sensor grid. As he did so, his internal sensory suite began registering subtle changes in the amount of the radiation he was subjected to correlating with the local topography. If the radiation changes on such of a confined zone were this great, the call to protect themselves against possibly growing radiation levels was clearly the logical choice to make. How Mindwipe had missed such an important detail when making the initial scans of this planet from the safety of the Semper Tyrannis was mind boggling. Of course, it was possible that the radiation belt around the planet had distorted the readings too much to determine whether harmful radiation towards cybernetic life was present on this world. Indeed, whoever was behind the facility they were to enter, had been a demented genius.

An incoming transmission from Rippersnapper brought Hun-Grrr's focus back to the task at hand. Instead of continuing towards the terrorist, he stopped on his tracks and began making observations of his own. As far as the large Terrorcon was concerned, he would wait for Rippersnapper to come to him rather than burning his own precious energon in order to catch up with one of his troopers. A transmission and minor delay in taking care of business would do for now.

>>"Good. Return now!"<< Perhaps his reply to Rippersnapper had been too eager. But then again, his Terrorcons were used on Hun-Grrr's greed fueled impatience so it was likely that Rippersnapper would not expect what was to happen. That did not remove the fact that this was not going to be the first time Hun-Grrr was about to remove Rippersnapper's olfactory sensors from the play to allow the Terrorcons to perform their duties on this mission.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Mazinman » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:12 pm

Rocks around Decepticon Dropship ST-4

The Xenerian Avious from the LV-117 has long been known for its grace and beauty. Similar in look to the earthern bird known as a crane it has long been sought after by collectors of exotic animals for its beautiful, multicolored feathers and the grace that the animal moved with. Its flocks always moved in perfect synchronization and it has been said that the flight of these birds would bring even the hardest soul to tears. Most would consider it an extraordinary privileged for a flock of these rare birds to fly over the Decepticon ship as they made their way to the southern portion of the planet. Those same individuals would likely always feel great disgust as a stream of fire passed through the center of the formation causing the surrounding birds to burst into flames.

Down bellow Cutthroat laughed and jumped up and down at the sight of the destruction of this flock. Nothing could be funnier to him than watching the remains of these poor creatures burn to ash as they fell around him.

"That was too funny! Hey wait, there are still some left!" yelled the cruel Decepticons as he saw the birds that were further away from the center had survived and were now making a confused dash for safety. "Your not getting away from me!"

With a vicious cry Cutthroat jumped high into the air and caught a gust of wind. He moved quickly in pursuit of the birds looking to bathe his talons and claws in their blood.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:31 am

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Western Perimeter

Once Rippersnapper had cut the comm line to Hun-Grrr, the terrorist took a good look at his current surroundings. The area was covered in organic life, granted none of it was actually able to move on its own accord, but just being near it caused Rippersnapper’s lip components to curl in to an angry sneer.

The sound of the terrorist’s cyclone gun powering up broke through the silence that had surrounded the area. Just as he was about to fire through the flora that was all around him, his comm line crackled to life; on the other end his Commander.

Letting out a grunt of disappointment, Rippersnapper holstered his weapon and beagn to make his way back to the dropship to the east. He plowed through the wooded area, stomping down trees with a smirk plastered on his face.

Crunching down the last tree that lined the edge of the wooded area, Rippersnapper emerged and took a long look around until his optics set on Hun-Grrr. The slag? He tilted his head slightly to one side as he was not expecting to come across his Commander until he had actually reached the dropship itself.

“Commander? Is there something wrong?"
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:47 am

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

Hun-Grrr gave only a brief look towards Rippersnapper as the terrorist appeared from woods. The attention of the hulking Terrorcon commander appeared to be focused on something far away in the horizon rather than anything in his immediate surroundings. Whatever Hun-Grrr was looking at though, was not Cutthroat and the flock of avians the shock trooper had assaulted.

"This planet is wrong Rippersnapper." Hun-Grrr grunted, his gaze moving to meet the Terrorcon approaching him. "We need to prepare."

Having said that, Hun-Grrr turned to return to the dropship. He did not hurry though, thus his speed allowed Rippersnapper to quickly catch up with him. Just as Rippersnapper was about to move next to Hun-Grrr, the Terrorcon commander made a sudden turn and punched Rippersnapper hard into his midsection - not hard enough to send the smaller Decepticon flying but hard enough to make Rippersnapper topple over in the sudden pain. There was no way Rippersnapper would allow anyone to mess with his head if he could fight against it - thus Hun-Grrr had little other options than doing this all by force.

Given that particularly Rippersnapper and Blot had their heads sunk in between their shoulders, delivering a strike that would knock them out was far more difficult than with most Cybertronians. Especially for someone with as big hands as Hun-Grrr got. However, with Rippersnapper toppled over, the back of his head far easier to reach than normally. As Hun-Grrr could not fit his fist into the crevice where Rippersnapper's head was located in - the former gladiator struck Rippersnapper with a karate chop to the back of his head instead. As tough as Rippersnapper was, Hun-Grrr's strength was on far different level. One chop had been all it took for the terrorist to go limp and collapse to the ground.

With Rippersnapper lying unconscious on the ground, Hun-Grrr sat on the back of the smaller Terrorcon and brought his taloned digits carefully against a small panel on the back of Rippersnapper's cranium. Carefully the large Terrorcon unscrewed the panel open with his talon, revealing a simple killswitch hidden under it. Moving the switch to offline position with the tip of his talon, Hun-Grrr placed the panel back and screwed it tightly in place. As Hun-Grrr got up, he couldn't but wonder how many times it had taken until he had had enough of the trouble Rippersnapper's hate towards organic smell had brought him. He wasn't certain to be honest, Hun-Grrr wasn't a mech that spent his time labeling and carefully maintaining his memory banks. Particularly as he often acted through sheer impulses rather than rational thinking. The truth was that at some point he had simply had enough and had installed a killswitch to Rippersnapper's head that allowed him to disengage the terrorist's olfactory sensors manually. For the remainder of the mission, Rippersnapper would have to go on without his sense of smell. For the other members of the exploration team it was going to be a blessing rather than a curse though.

Leaving Rippersnapper to recover, Hun-Grrr headed out back to the dropship and began entering the required information to the dropship's computer for it to be ready to craft synthetic flesh coating for him and his Terrorcons. As Cipher finally removed himself from the CR chamber along with his new coating, Hun-Grrr entered it himself and allowed the process to begin. Roughly after spending three kliks in the chamber, the Terrorcon stepped out of it - having received his preferred synthetic flesh coating of an Algean two-headed razor beast. Making a gesture for Blot to get his own coating crafted, Hun-Grrr opened comm-link to his minions still outside the shuttle.

>>"Sinnertwin, Cutthroat and Rippersnapper! Report back to the dropship!"<<
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:17 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Decepticon Dropship ST – 4

Cipher had exited the CR chamber just in time to see Hun-Grrr stomping back into the dropship and make for the now empty device. The scientist had no desire to be trampled so he quickly moved away from the chamber to let the Terrorcon Commander pass without hindrance.

After a cursory exam of his new covering, Cipher looked back to Mindwipe who was still looking through the list of native fauna to choose from.

“This is absolutely disgusting, not to mention demeaning."

Cipher lifted his arms and shook his head as he proceeded to produce a gagging sound from deep within his vocalizer. The synthetic covering would not hinder his flight capabilities, but still, to be seen in it was utterly revolting.

After a moment, Cipher stopped examining himself and looked back to the CR chamber where Hun-Grrr was now encased. His optics widened in realization. Quickly he turned to Mindwipe, fear written all over his face.

“I just remembered. If Rippersnapper gets one sniff from these coatings we are as good as dead! What are we going to do? He’s probably on his way back right now; possibly covered in the fluids of the local creatures inhabiting this Primus forsaken planet!"

Western Perimeter

With a groan and a low grunt Rippersnapper slowly got back up on his feet and took a quick look around to gauge whether he would be attacked once more by his Commander. When he was satisfied that Hun-Grrr was nowhere to be seen the terrorist brought one clawed hand up to the back of his cranial unit where he gently rubbed.

“What the slag was that all about," he mumbled.

Rippersnapper’s attention was brought out of his own musings when he received a comm. form the Commander. The white and blue mech let out a low growl before he took off at a jog got make it back to the dropship.

“Hun-Grrr better have a good explanation for this," he grumbled.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:37 pm

Motto: "If the ends justify the means, then life is just about as meaningless to you than the cause you think so highly of."
Weapon: Rapid-Fire Sonic Shell Cannons
Eastern Perimeter

Wheelie sped as fast as he could toward the shuttle he saw land. He knew that someone would come for him, he knew it! He turned a sharp 90 degree angle around a tree, who's fungus tried to snag his tires and pull him beneath the tree for nutrients, but his sheer speed proved to be faster than the plant and he lived to see another day.

He transformed and slid to a stop at a Ravine in front of him. He began to make his way across the bridge that he crafted to get across this very Ravine to travel from his crash-site to his abode. The bridge creaked and groaned, the rope was straining in some areas and it was unwise for more than one to take the bridge at one time. The bridge swayed in the wind, the few yards ahead of him swirling into a dizzying display of a waving wooden mass. The Ravine was always windy and unsafe, as the Arachnosaurs' breeding grounds were below him, and as territorial as they are, it was worth it to build the bridge instead of traversing the landscape below him.

"Wheelie needs to be big, brave and tall, as he doesn't want to fall!" Wheelie mumbled to himself as he reached the end of the bridge.

He finally made it to the other side of the Ravine and Transformed once again, speeding off into the distance.

He sped into a clearing where he knew it had to have landed! It was the only clearing for several Megamiles! He transformed and ran up to the nearest mech in the form of Sinnertwin and gave him a great big hug.

"Wheelie thought he was done for, but he is so happy he was come for!" Wheelie said to express his thanks for the coming of those he thought were there to save him.

He was wrong.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:42 pm

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Mindwipe had been actively trying not to think about scenarios such as the one that Cipher had offered up. He had found a suitable organic covering, but now he was even more loathe to use it than he had been originally. They might as well just serve themselves up to the more animalistic members of this team with all the trimmings. This mission was clearly headed in that direction.

More animalistic? Mindwipe thought, chiding himself. Each one of them is fit to be caged and studied in a zoo.

Mindwipe had backed away when Hungrr seemed to leap on one of his own men. The confrontation seemed to end as quickly as it began, with Hungrr abandoning his assault on Rippersnapper and heading in to the small dropship's CR chamber.

My god, they're going to devour each other first....

Practically clinging to the shuttle wall behind him, Mindwipe had edged around the confrontation as best he could, grabbing the supplies from earlier and following after Cipher, poking the outer coating on the other mech's arm. Primus, this was so disgusting.

"We run for our lives," Mindwipe said in a hushed tone, offering up the only plausible alternative he could think of if things really turned sour on this mission. "But in the interim, we will simply have to put our trust in Hungrr's protection."

Speaking of the Terrorcon commander, Mindwipe supposed he would have to get in to the chamber next--a process he was not looking forward to in the slightest. If the other Terrorcons preferred to go first, he was more than happy to let them, but the majority of them seemed to have not returned yet from their preliminary scouting.

((OOC-Doing a little coverage post to keep Sinnertwin moving.))

Western Perimeter

No sooner had the shuttle landed than Sinnertwin had transformed and bounded off in to the wilderness, following scents and allowing his visuals to take in everything he could about the new location. He could feel something weird occurring within his internal systems, but it was hardly noticeable. Only Hungrr's transmission to call them back to the shuttle put any sort of pause in the Terrorcon's step.

One of the Terrorcon's heads lifted in to the air, looking around as the other continued to gather scents, trails...anything that would be useful later.

It was then that Sinnertwin detected something else. Something familiar--but also very much not. That it coincided with Hungrr's command was fortunate, otherwise he might not have been able to overcome the desire to pursue it. Whatever it was, it was heading in the same direction as where the remainder of the Decepticons were.

"Delicioussss," Sinnertwin growled, before doubling back in the same direction that he had come.

The strange scent he was tracking seemed to shift course, coming directly for him. Sinnertwin was prepared for battle. What came at him, however, was not what he expected. It was Cybertronian--one that looked to be no bigger than a typical protoform. And it latched itself around one of the Terrorcon's robot canine necks, though not in any aggressive manner. That, however, mattered little to the Terrorcon. Sinnertwin had enough trouble containing his violent tendencies around his own kin. Resisting that temptation with something that did not even wear a Decepticon badge? Impossible.

Sinnertwin flung the smaller Cybertronian off of him. Without allowing the younger mech a chance to recover, Sinnertwin was on top of him, his jagged, metallic claws pressing down in to the mech's chest plate.

"You are not Decepticon. Not at all. Tell me....why should its spark continue to flicker? Why? Tell me now."

The claws on Sinnertwin's right metallic paw pressed deeper.

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

Postby #Sideways# » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 pm

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Western Perimeter

Wheelie was suddenly thrown from the neck of Sinnertwin with a jolt. His face changed from a look of joy to a look of horror when he lurched from his standing position. Suddenly a paw came from the creature and pressed down his chest, claws digging into his chest slightly.

"What is a Decepticon?" Wheelie said, curious of this new word, "Wheelie also doesn't want to be fed upon!"

Wheelie reached for his slingshot and quickly dispensed a Fire Stone inside and held it by his side, concealed by some grass. If he was more than threatened, there would be a painful future for Sinnertwin.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:48 pm

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Decepticon Dropship ST – 4

Cipher felt a shiver run through his entire frame at the thought of one, or all of the Terrorcons turning on them once they finally arrived at their destination. The scientist’s attention was broken from his thoughts of dismemberment by Terrorcon when Mindwipe answered his query concerning Rippersnapper in particular.

Cipher nodded slowly at the hypnotist’s assessment. If need be he would most assuredly run for his life. At the sight of Hun-Grrr Cipher moved to the side along with Mindwipe, grabbed the rest of the supplies and equipment and finally made his way out of the dropship. The synthetic covering seemed to be working the way it should- his sensors indicated a considerable decrease in the radiation absorbed by his own body. A small, awkward smile crossed his visage.

With the considerable radiation that was present on this planet would hinder the entire team’s movement if they decided to fly to their destination. The small smile that had formed on Cipher’s face faded into a deep frown as he took in the scenery before him. Unusual plants filled his view, overhead the strange winged creatures circled; thankfully Cutthroat saw fit to take them out.

“This is going to be a long trek. I had hoped that we would be able to fly to our end point," he mumbled.

His attention moved from Cutthroat to that of the western perimeter where Sinnertwin who not far from the landing sight. Cipher took in a deep intake and prepared to turn to find Mindwpie when his sensors indicated the presence of another cybertronian in the vicinity. The scientist nearly dropped his burden. Who else could be on this planet? No one told us that there were other sentient life forms here?

After a moment of fear and then quiet contemplation a realization occurred to him. This being, who could be an abandoned Autobot, could be their team’s best chance at finding what they were looking for. Quickly Cipher looked to Hun-Grrr who had just ordered his team to enter the CR chamber in order to have them encase themselves in their own synthetic skins. Cipher trotted back up the ramp to stand in front of the Terrorcon Commander.

"Hun-Grrr! There’s a perimeter breach at Sinnertwin’s location! You need to order your subordinate to stand down! Whoever or whatever he’s come across could benefit our endeavor."

He paused a moment before he calmed himself and continued to explain his reasoning.

“The radiation surrounding this planet is causing havoc with our compass data. Navigating blindly, or even using the stars, would be impossible. From our location they are not even visible. Not to mention the ion storms and the clouds that are holding the ion charges, and flying will be neigh impossible."

Cipher brought his right hand to his head rubbing gently and using his left hand to emphasize his explanation, he continued to speak to the Terrorcon.

“This person, at least I’m guessing it’s a person, has obviously been here for some time. If we could convince him to guide us to our destination our travel time could be cut significantly. Besides, we know where we need to go, but we have no clue as to what lies between here and our intended destination."

A wide smile crossed his lips as he thought of one other aspect the Commander would enjoy hearing.

“And once we’re done with him you can utilize his energon for your own purposes and then feed him to the rest of your team."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Mazinman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:28 am

Skies to the South

The call came to Cutthroat from Hun-Grr but it was not answered. The murderous Decepticon's mind was fully focused on slaughter. The birds before him lost any significance beyond they insulting him by still being alive. The powerful winds of the planet quickly carried both the birds and their tormentor further away from the drop ship.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:41 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
Weapon: Fusion-Powered Anti-Gravity Gun
Decepticon Dropship ST-4

Encased in energon radiation resistant synthetic flesh, Hun-Grrr stepped out of the dropship while Blot lumbered his way into the CR chamber. While the Terrorcon commander didn't really care whether his men took the protective casing for themselves or not, it was better to take the precaution when it came to his most loyal subordinate. Quite frankly, the thought of Blot becoming even duller was simply unacceptable.

"I took Rippernapper's olfactory sensors offline." Hun-Grrr smirked at Mindwipe, "In theory. You should be safe."

Having addressed the concerns of the two scientists, Hun-Grrr began gauging the radiation levels he was subjected to. He was satisfied enough with the protection the synthetic flesh offered him. However, the coating had been modeled for his creature mode and thus there were gaps in its protection in his robot form. A quick transformation into his alternate mode proved his initial assumption true. In his creature mode of an Algean two-headed razor beast - the synthetic flesh covered his massive form completely, leaving no gaps, nor allowing any radiation to affect him. And even Hun-Grrr had to admit that the process had left his monstrous creature mode even more imposing than it had been previously.

While Hun-Grrr was still admiring his new fearsome outlook, one of the more science oriented Decepticons they had been sent to protect interrupted him. And the way he was interrupted was brought forth as more of an order than a request. It was a mistake Cipher would not repeat. Both of Hun-Grrr's dragonic heads, each almost size of the smaller Decepticon - lowered themselves to face Cipher optic to optic, their maws dropping synthesized drool. If the scientist wanted to speak to him, he would have to address Hun-Grrr as his superior. The promise of letting him to devour Sinnertwin's found later did not help Cipher's position at all.

"Neverrr again scrrribe." One of Hun-Grrr's heads snarled while the other made a threatening snap of its jaws just inches from Cipher's face. "Neverrr trrry to orrrderrr Hun-Grrr again."

Threatening Cipher in such way didn't really have anything to do with what the scientist had said. The original Terrorcon just enjoyed terrorizing others. Particularly those who were so weak willed that they could be intimidated through such minor provocations. That aside, the scientist had been right. The atmosphere was charged with ions. It was only matter of astroseconds before Cutthroat would learn it the hard way and suffer a system blackout that was going to drop him from the skies. The Semper Tyrannis was also unable to provide them gps data due to the very same reason they could not use stars for navigation. Even Cipher's claim about compass data was something Hun-Grrr was able to verify himself. If Sinnertwin had encountered a sentient lifeform - they were going to exploit it. Anyone who had lived here for a longer period of time had to know how to navigate this area - the very survival of such being depended on that.

>>"Sinnerrrtwin! Brrring the thing to base camp! Alive!" <<
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:01 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
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"In theory" they should be safe. In theory were the words that Hungrr had chosen. Those words had caused the Decepticon hypnotist to cringe just a little more, internally, as he walked over to the chamber that the large Terrorcon had exited and proceeded to upload the data on the form that he had chosen. There were some impressive chiropterans inhabiting this world. It had made for a fairly easy decision. Even his alt-mode was roughly based on such creatures. He had been inspired by their design ever since he had seen images of them.

"Join you soon," Mindwipe said as he brought his optics offline and the chamber doors closed around him.
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Western Perimeter

"What is a Decepticon? Wheelie also doesn't want to be fed upon!" the creature had spoken.

"It speaks in riddles and in rhyme, little knowing it has no time," Sinnertwin chided, much as he had with Mindwipe earlier, mimicking his prey's vocal style and relishing the scent of fresh metallic compounds. How sweet they would taste. How easily this one would come apart.

"We are Decepticons. You are not. That is all that..."

One of Sinnertwin's heads lifted in to the air again, sniffing, as a communique from their leader came in. This time it was to him directly. To disobey such a direct command would be to invite oblivion.

Just as quickly as Sinnertwin had pounced on top of the smaller mech, he transformed back in to his bot mode and hauled the little proto to his feet.

"It will come with me," Sinnertwin said, pushing Wheelie forward. "Run...and I make no promises that it will see the hungry one in one piece."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:41 am

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Cipher physically relaxed at the mention of Rippersnapper’s olfactory sensors being taken off line. It was a relief to know that not only he, but Mindwipe, would be spared the terrorist’s unyielding ire for organic scents. A forced smile grew on the scientist’s face as he hoisted the container holding some of his equipment and made to advance forward when was suddenly stopped. Hun-Grrr lowered both of his alt mode’s heads only coming optic to optic with Cipher. Promptly the smaller Decepticon dropped the container and backed off several steps for fear of being devoured by the Terrorcon Commander.

His body began to shake almost uncontrollably as both heads spoke in unison. Cipher’s optics grew wide with dread at the sound coming from both mouths – which were lined with razor sharp teeth and dripping with a synthesized droool. The shiver that ran down Cipher’s spinal structure caused him to only respond with a high pitched squeak followed by a vigorous nod.

After his command, Hun-Grrr emphasized his words with a hideous snap of his jaws directly in the scientist’s face. The action had Cipher hurriedly jump back; losing his balance he fell backwards landing on his back, prostrate nearly underneath the lumbering giant. As quickly as could he scrambled to back to his feet and swiftly moved even further away from the menacing beast.

As if on cue Rippersnapper came out of the tree lined perimeter rubbing firmly at the back of his head. The pain from Hun-Grrr’s blow was still causing a slight ringing in his audial receptors. He cast his commander a heated glare before he even realized that he was covered in a disgusting organic shell. A sneer grew on the terrorist’s face as he raised his nose into the air and took a deep sniff. Nothing.

Rippersnapper let out a defeated sigh as he looked from the Terrorcon Commander to Cipher, who was cowering behind the hypnotist. He approached both Decepticons with purpose until he was directly in front of Mindwipe. The white and blue ‘Con then lowered his head down toward Mindwipe’s shoulder and took in a sniff at Cipher. Nothing, still. How degrading. Hun-Grrr had taken his olfactory sensors offline…again.

The ‘Con let out a dejected sigh as he made his way back to his commander.

“I suppose I’ll have to encase myself in that…that…vile coat. Humph. I was never even going to get a say, was I."

It wasn’t a question, just a sad attempt at making him feel better. Turning on his heel, Rippersnapper made his way to the computer terminal in order to choose the shroud he would be covering his pristine Cybertronian body in. How humiliating.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:48 pm

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Western Perimeter

Wheelie's mind spun, what in the name of Primus was a "Decepticon"? Why was this mech so blasted mean? Wheelie figured it was some sort of thing to say to reference an older Transformer, which Wheelie was not. Wheelie was suddenly pulled to his feet and pushed along like a prisoner in a story he read in one of the Holo Books.

"Wheelie understands fully," Wheelie said with a stark frown after stumbling a bit to regain his balance, "But Wheelie doesn't like this bully!"

He walked forward, taking the occasional look back at Sinnertwin to see if the two headed Transformer was still drooling and dreaming about something grizzly. Wheelie kept his slingshot hidden, Fire Stone still inside if he was threatened further.

"Wheelie doesn't want to be a feeder, Wheelie ask to take him to your leader!" Wheelie said as he walked at a steady pace.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:47 am

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Western Perimeter--Approaching Dropship

This one would be turn asunder so easily. If they were allowed to do it, so much the better. But Sinnertwin would also be content to watch Hungrr do the same thing.

"That...is precisely where it is going," Sinnertwin said, prodding the younger Cybertronian along further.

Through bramble and brush, the Terrorcon and his captive eventually made it through to the clearing where the ship had been landed.

"It should make its peace with Primus. It will meet him soon. So soon."
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Decepticon Dropship ST–4

As the chamber opened and Mindwipe's core systems and optics came back online, he couldn't help but feel different. Revoltingly so.

Climbing out of the chamber, everything even felt different. There was a small, soft, fleshy barrier between the purity of his sensors and everything else. He looked at Cipher as he once again gathered the equipment that the other mech had asked for help carrying earlier and walked toward the shuttle's bay doors.

"Ugh....I just want to peel this stuff off and risk the radiation poisoning," he moaned, looking out in to the surrounding wilderness. As he did, he could clearly hear a rustling in the nearby brush. The cause of the disturbance soon revealed itself. It was Sinnertwin. Sinnertwin and....?

"What in Cybertron?" Mindwipe said, his optics zooming in further before looking back at Cipher and Hungrr. "We found a native? A refugee?"

How long had he been reformatting in that chamber?
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
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His optics remained focused solely on the Terrorcon Commander, but when Rippersnapper finally emerged from the tree lined perimeter, Cipher physically stiffened. What if Hun-Grrr hadn’t shut off the terrorist’s olfactory receptors completely? What then? His intakes hitched when he noticed Rippersnapper slowly making his way over. The white and blue ‘Con lowered his head until he was staring optic to optic with the smaller mech. Cipher turned away from the Terrorcon’s face, offlined his optics, and waited for the inevitable.

He was surprised; however, when all Rippersnapper did was take in a sniff. At the sound of his sigh, Cipher cautiously onlined his optics and turned his head to see the ‘Con had retreated to one of the computer terminals in order to find a proper coating.

His entire frame was a quivering mess as he carefully back stepped toward the CR chamber. It was then that Mindwipe finally emerged. Cipher quickly made his way to stand behind the larger mech, his head close to the hypnotist’s shoulder where he whispered into his audio receptor.

“They’re going to eat me once this mission is over, I just know it. But before that happens, kill me. I don’t think I could take it if I had to feel myself sliding down their throats."

Rippersnapper let loose an audible grunt once he had found an almost acceptable covering. He moved toward the CR chamber and programmed it to format the synthetic coating, and stepped inside.

Cipher relaxed, but only slightly. As the newly synthetic lined Mindwipe picked up the equipment and made his way out of the ship the scientist followed. He watched as the skin covered shrike bat took in his new outer layer. Cipher had to admit, the whole ordeal was devastatingly humiliating.

Cipher’s attention was caught when he heard the confused vocals of his fellow comrade. Sinnertwin had arrived with the mysterious Cybertronian in tow. But it was a small one. Nothing more than a protoform…not even a youngling.

“Refugee, maybe, but definitely no native. It looks as though he’s been here for quite some time."

The scientist tentatively approached Hun-Grrr.

“Commander, permission to speak with the...the captive?"
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Mazinman » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:57 pm

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There was not time for Cutthroat to even register what was happening before his body was showered with Ions. His screech of pain was purely instinctual as he lost his hold on the current that carried him and plummeted to the earth. He struck the ground hard and was still. Most Transformers would figure to have become deactivated by the combination of the charge and the fall however Cutthroat possessed great endurance and his systems refused to fully shut down.

After a moment Cutthroat struggled to his feet and shook his head. He stumbled deeper into the rocky wilderness in a daze. There was no conscious reason for this just an instinctual determination to not stay down.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Cryhavok » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:06 pm

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
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Decepticon Dropship ST-4

Despite the short lived fun Hun-Grrr had had by scaring the lubricant out of Cipher, he was starting to get annoyed with the constant griping by both the scientist and particularly Mindwipe. While the two scientists weren't exactly directing their chatter for the large Terrorcon to hear, his sensitive audio receptors kept him updated on their latest concerns nevertheless. Their only redemption in Hun-Grrr's eyes was the genuine fear both Decepticons felt in the presence of the Terrorcons. The deep satisfaction from their fear did their part in the feeble attempt of filling the endless void that was the primal hunger for power and dominance in Hun-Grrr's spark.

"And you call yourrrself a Decepticon warrrrrriorrr Mindwipe?" Hun-Grrr finally voiced his dissatisfaction in a form of an angry growl. A civilian forced to pick a side in a war like Cipher - he could understand falling for this kind of behavior. But Mindwipe was a seasoned veteran. His odd affection on all kinds of pseudo-mythical nonsense did not remove the fact that Mindwipe had taken part of more battles than he cared to count for. "Stop whining like a scrrraplet infected prrrotoforrrm and live up to yourrr rrreputation."

His attention shifted from Cipher and Mindwipe to approaching Sinnertwin as his proximity sensors alert him of the sentry's return long before a visual contact could be made. To be able to catch the first glimpse of Sinnertwin's price, the massive beast rose to stand on its hind legs - reaching both of its heads high into air. And thus, Hun-Grrr was the first of the Decepticons gathered near the dropship to see what exactly Sinnertwin was about to introduce to them.

It was no native. A Cybertronian - not a slighest doubt about it. But how long it had been here? A lost refugee? A relic from time before the Great War? Or perhaps someone with a connection to whoever had built the facility they were searching for. It appeared Hun-Grrr had not been alone with these thoughts as Cipher decided to share his thoughts with the rest of them. At least this time, the scribe actually respected rank and asked for Hun-Grrr's permission.

"Speak if you must Scrrribe." Hun-Grrr growled, one of his heads turning to look at Mindwipe. "And you. You prrreparrre to make some use of yourrr hypnotism as the Scrrribe will no doubt fail his attempt of questioning ourrr guest."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Ember » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:25 pm

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Decepticon Dropship ST – 4

Cipher’s interest in the small cybertronian grew tenfold when he considered the mech just might know how to get to the very site they needed to find. Carefully the scientist moved up to Wheelie and regarded him with a slight nod. With a false smile plastered on his face Cipher addressed the little bot.

“You have clearly been on this planet for quite some time. My comrades and I need to get to sector SW – 64110. Do you know a clear path? Preferably one that would bypasses the native creatures."

Cipher grew silent as he began to wait for the little bot to answer at the same time the CR chamber hissed open and Rippersnapper stepped out. The synthetic skinned Terrorcon quickly moved down the shuttle’s ramp and made his way to stand behind the scientist. Why were they still here? Why hadn't Hun-Grrr ordered them to begin their trek?

Letting out a low growl the terrorist placed a hand on Cipher’s shoulder and tossed the smaller mech off to the side. Obviously the scribe had been attempting to get information from the little bot which meant they would have to wait even longer before they could move out. Not something Rippersnapper was willing to do.

With a grunt Cipher landed against the dropship with a hollow thud. A deep frown grew on his face at the white and blue mech’s sudden action. However, he did not want to get on the terrorist's bad side. Instead of complaining about his treatment, Cipher raised his hand and rubbed it over a small dent from where he impacted the dropship.

“We have no time for this slag! You…" Rippersnapper pointed a clawed digit at Mindwipe "…get the information we need from this…creature so that we may finally be on our way!"
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby #Sideways# » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:54 am

Motto: "If the ends justify the means, then life is just about as meaningless to you than the cause you think so highly of."
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Decepticon Dropship ST-4

Wheelie shot Sinnertwin a dirty look when he spoke of how Wheelie will die soon. Wheelie kept his slingshot close, as he did not like where this was going.

It was then when Cipher walked out of the Dropship and to Wheelie with a comforting smile coming across like a snarl. Cipher began to ask where sector somethingorother was. Where in the name of Primus was sector somethingorother?? This made little to no sense to Wheelie and his mind spun around some more. What were these Decepticons? Why are they all so mean? Why did they want to reach some random place on LV-117? Were they really here to rescue Wheelie? All of these questions spun in his mind in an instant, but there was one thing more important on his mind...

"On this planet, Wheelie knows every peak," Wheelie said, "But he doesn't know this technical speak!"

"As dark comes near, would he be more clear?" Wheelie asked.

Suddenly, Rippersnapper came in from nowhere and attacked Cipher. The Terrorcon jabbed his finger at another one of these "Decepticons" and told him to get information from Wheelie. Wheelie didn't care. All he could focus on was that stench! Whatever these odd Transformers had coated themselves in was really raunchy.

"Decpeticons are a dysfunctional group, and everyone smells just like poop!" Wheelie said with a laugh, as this was rather humorous to him on how dysfunctional they were, not to mention the smell.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:55 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
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Mindwipe had let out the scarcest utterance of a chuckle at Cipher's earlier suggestion that he should kill the other Decepticon if the time came that they were to be made a meal. Interestingly, Mindwipe had been contemplating making the same request of Cipher, if they came to a point where they were left with no other options.

Mindwipe could handle death. His studies in to the occult had assured him fairly well that this terrestrial plane was not all that awaited them. Whether it be convergence with the Allspark or some other eternal destiny, Mindwipe was confidant that the essence of his spark would continue on in some fashion once he came to the end of his functional existence on this plane. But he was also in no rush to test that assumption.

Hungrr's chastisement had stirred up a modicum of his old warrior's instinct, but not enough. It had been long since he had felt the inspiration of Megatron's leadership in battle. Leadership that had inspired him to wipe out many more Autobots than he would have originally thought himself capable of. As commanders went, Scorponok was tolerable, but he was no Megatron. And Hungrr? Well, let's just say it's exceedingly difficult to conjure up courage when your field commander or any one of his subordinates might suddenly decide to end your existence.

Of course, he wasn't going to argue with the Terrorcon commander, either.

"I will do as you command, in all things, commander Hungrr," Mindwipe said, again setting down the equipment from earlier an approaching the protoformic Cybertronian with increased curiosity. He seized the smaller mech by his shoulder joints, needle-like appendages jutting from the palms of his hands as he locked optics with this "Wheelie". The technology MIndwipe was outfitted with and had become synonymous with his name could work from a distance, but it was much more potent when direct contact was possible.

"You have survived on this planet for a long time. You know 'every peak'. We seek the quickest route to any Cybertronian structure. You must know this. Guide us, and no harm will come to you."
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby #Sideways# » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:57 am

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Wheelie looked over to Mindwipe when he was ordered out of the shadows and forward to interrogate Wheelie. Oh how he disliked this whole thing. Wheelie began to doubt that they were here at all for survivors. Mindwipe placed his hands on Wheelie's shoulders, and Wheelie shuddered with a small prick of pain when the probes were activated.

"Wheelie will show you the way," Wheelie said, in agreement to the suddenly echoing voice of Mindwipe, "Wheelie would have done it anyway!"

Wheelie pulled away and began to run up to a tree, where he lunged at a vine.

But this vine was no vine. It was part of a larger living thing, in fact, the tree itself was no tree. It was a living creature that feeds off small game in the jungle. Wheelie knew this and began to ride the sticky tongue of the creature up to one of it's mouths at the end of one of it's branches. Wheelie pulled his slingshot and fired a stone at the mouth, which closed immediately.

Wheelie climbed off the sticky tongue and onto a sturdy branch where he looked around for landmarks. Wheelie remembered on his journeys there, that it was located under two mountains and that it was near a crashed freighter...

Suddenly, he looked about Northwest of the location and he saw a Comm Spire, standard of the Freighters of that era, Wheelie knew this was the one he sought because of the two mountains surrounding the freighter.

Wheelie leaped from the tree and somersaulted to the ground where he ran back to the Terrorcons and Mindwipe with a smile.

"Decepticons need to come this way, if we are ever going to arrive today!" Wheelie said as he began to march in the direction of the Facility he had found earlier.
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Re: LV-117 System - 4th rock from the star

Postby Insidious » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:36 pm

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As Mindwipe had looked down in to the optics of the young Cybertronian protoform that was now under his thrall, he felt something odd. Pity? Remorse? This thing was clearly not a creature of the war. He had obviously been abandoned here and left to survive on his own. Impressive indeed that he was still alive.

Mindwipe stood back and watched with the others as Wheelie seemed to instinctually integrate himself with this living world around them, finding the best path to that which they had come here for in the first place. The protoform's mind was different than many that Mindwipe had encountered. He wasn't sure if it was the mech himself, or the effect that this planet would have on any among their kind who found themselves marooned here for any significant length of time. Whatever the cause, Mindwipe could feel his psychological grip slipping already. Another curiosity to add to the many that already existed about this world.

"He would have done it anyway," Mindwipe said, shrugging slightly as followed after Wheelie. How very interesting. Perhaps they had unwittingly stumbled upon a new ally.
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As soon as he was able, Sinnertwin quickly transformed back in to his cerberic alt-mode.

"It would have done it anyway," the dual-headed Decepticon growled in a low tone, its optics flashing as he leapt off in pursuit of the Cybertronian protoform. It was the northwest that would reveal their path. North, south, east, west....Sinnertwin cared not. Hungrr's satisfaction was what mattered. If he found satisfaction, they would all reap the reward.
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