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Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Earth is a beautiful planet, lush with life, overflowing with energy and ripe for the taking. The Decepticons want to conquer it and harness that energy for their own purposes. The Autobots want to keep it out of Decepticon hands. This forum contains their battles and struggles all across the planet.

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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Marcus Rush » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:07 pm

Weapon: Automatic Acid-Pellet Gun
Frontier Refinery: El Dorado, Kansas

Vortex inwardly smirked in self satisfaction as the two planes barreled straight into one of the larger storage tanks towards the primary cluster. He did not see parachutes, but then again he really did not care if there had been. What mattered was that the task had been completed and the human observers were quickly dispatched with the efficiency of a well lubricated attack plan. What more could one ask for?

Well for the interrogator, he could ask for a great deal more. He had been limited to spotting targets for the rest of the Combaticon heavy hitters such as Brawl and Onslaught. While his over all presence had not been the most noticed, he had hoped to at least get into the thick of battle. Perhaps there he would be able to pick off a perfectly deserving piece of information, a scout or even one of those medics or engineers the Protectobots tended to have lying around in overt abundance.

Unfortunately as Vortex banked into firing range of Blades, the lone flier he detected, his communication channel flickered to life. He ignored it briefly as he attempted to gather a firing solution on the enemy copter but the signal would not be left to a later date. It was that of Onslaught ordering a full withdrawal from the battlefield. "You have to be joking. I have yet to even shred one of those Autobot scrappers." He hissed to himself, making sure his channel was not open so that the unit commander could hear his complaint.

Still, he had a moment before the bounce effect would be locked and he would be removed from this world. Vortex loaded a pair of advanced air to air missiles into the under belly launcher of his alt form. He banked into a hover and fired the pair of missiles at Blades. Unfortunately as they left his launcher, the effects of the bounce system took hold and began to phase him out of the fight.

Without their primary source of guidance, the two pieces of ordinace spiraled out of control. The first bounced and exploded near the wreckage of what had once been a guard post. The second spiraled out of control and skid to a halt deep within a corn field nearly a half kilometer away. It remained cooling as its fuel drained from its engines and its spent tanks soon fell silent. The advanced targeting systems dead to lack of power, as their link with the primary nodes provided by Vortex's instruments had been severed.

The Combaticon swore as his final visual image was that of his missile laying in a heap of burnt corn husks.

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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:12 am

Motto: "I can totally prove that I'm not a zombie! Just lean over hear, and let me take a little nibble out of your brains."
Weapon: Double Barrelled Shell Launcher
Frontier Refinery

As Groove kept an eye on Runabout, hoping the Battlecharger would come out peacefully, he heard Blades come down, taunting the wounded Decepticons.

"There's no need for that tone, Blades.", Groove sternly tried to reason, "He's clearly injured right now and we have him covered. We give him a chance to come out without violence and take him into custody."

It was then that Saferoute drove up behind the two Protectobots. She transformed to her robot mode, pulling out her laser rifle.

"All the humans are safe at the hospital. Thanks for the help." she said, "Is that the slagger who chased me hiding behind those cars?"

"Yes.", Groove informed the transport, "He's hurt and we're waiting for him to come out."

Saferoute narrowed her optics, anger filling her as she tried to get a better look at him. She pointed down her rifle and walked toward the Battlecharger with purpose, passing by the two Protectobots.

"He's alone and injured and you're waiting for him to come out?" she asked incredulously.

"Saferoute, what are you doing?" Groove asked, his aim with his pistol waivering.

Saferoute wasn't listening, though, as she continued to march. Her main goal in life had been to protect and save the weak, innocent creatures that the Decepticons threatened. But now that she had rescued the hostages, her intent was to punish the slaggers who endangered them and killed countless others.

"Why are you hiding?", Saferoute called out to the battlecharger, "You were all set to take on seventy humans, there's just three Autobots now!"

Groove started walking closer behind the Autobot transport.

"Stop doing this, Saferoute.", Groove tried to reason, "I know he's threatened lives, but that's no excuse to-"

Saferoute continued to ignore Groove as she was stood in front of the abandoned cars. For her, the humans, and every other animal the Decepticons had hurt, a small amount of justice was going to be served.

"What, you only like being outnumbered when you can step on them?", Saferoute continued to yell to the wounded battlecharger.

With her rifle in one hand, Saferoute grabbed the bumper of one of the cars with her left hand. She grunted as she lifted up and flipped the car over with one hand, the roof of the car smashing to the pavement. Taking just a few steps she got up close to Runabout, aiming her rifle at his head.

"I hope you're scared right now, just like every humans you Decepticons have come across." she said with disgust as she cocked her rifle, "It's the very least you deserve."
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Insidious » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:11 pm

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>>"Decepticons! We are pulling out!"<< came Motormaster's latest set of orders. The volume of the transmission was so clear, and Motormaster's voice already so bellicose, that Dead End had to lower his receptor sensitivity a little. That transmission from the Thanatos had already been so loud that Dead End felt like the bulky purple cyclops had burrowed in to his laser core. Usually only Soundwave had comms of that clarity level.

Oh yes, there was a battle going on, too.

Getting to his feet, he saw that the yellow Autobot warrior was bearing down on him in vehicle mode. Raising his immensely destructive compressed air rifle, he managed to squeeze off a few more shots. In retrospect, moving out of the way would have--perhaps--been the better course of action to take. They were going to lose this battle anyway. What did it really matter at this point?

Dead End attempted to jump, but the Sunstreaker's front end clipped his leg joints, causing the morose Stunticon to barrel roll over the hood before landing once again in this planet's terrestrial waste it called soil.

Recognizing a defeated situation when he saw one--and he had seen little else, lately--Dead End transformed and hit his accelerators as hard as he could in the opposite direction. He could already feel gears grinding together that had been functioning just fine when he got here. Lovely. Oh well, one more thing on his list. No need to keep Motormaster waiting, or that would be another. Mid-turn, Dead End found his sensors overwhelmed by bright white light.

This is it. At last. The end. I'm ready, Primus.

And he was gone.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:54 am

Frontier Refinery – El Dorado, Kansas

Just when Blades had discovered a rare moment in which he could enjoy himself, Groove appeared. In all honesty, he had forgotten about the scout, entirely engulfed in a fantasy that was about to be granted reality. But Groove's words invaded that fantasy, causing it to wither and experience a slow demise. Only he boasted the capabilities of being the galaxy's biggest killjoy.

“Take him into custody?" Blades swung his helm at Groove, his expression brimming with anger. “Forget that! He deserved to get his spark cut out the astrosecond he decided to become a Decepticon!"

The audacity of his team-mate! The stupidity! Blades briefly wondered if his audio receptors had acquired the correct information; it was almost too strenuous to process. But he knew all to well that his hearing hadn't beguiled him, that it hadn't misinterpreted a single letter.

“Frag this. This guy dies now."

As Blades began advancing towards Runabout, scrunched down behind a collection of neglected vehicles, Saferoute joined the two Protectobots, brandishing her laser rifle the instant she transformed. She squandered little time with formalities, instead electing to end the Battlecharger's worthless existence. Blades had to admit that he liked this chick already, and just loved how quickly violence and aggression had seized rule over the situation. Flipping that car was a great touch.

Ceasing movement, Blades folded his arms across his chest-plate. He smiled, content with his newly modified role as a spectator. After all, it was femmes before gentlemechs.

“Hit him a few times for me, all right, Saferoute? Hard."

* * *

Wildrider's attention had been resting on Breakdown, waiting for a response or two, but when he received Motormaster's transmission, it picked itself up and wandered off elsewhere. A lot like Wildrider, really—but only this time there was no opportunity to venture to another destination. A brilliant beam would soon materialise, plummet to the surface, and snatch up Wildrider, transporting him back to the Ultrax.

He suddenly realised he hadn't had that much fun while being at the refinery. Or luck, for that matter.

First, he was defeated by an Autobot who he had never beheld before, someone he should have destroyed in record time. And upon claiming victory in their struggle, Wildrider was saved by Runamuck. He wasn't certain who illustrated a more pathetic image: the young punk fresh out of the protoform stages or the idiot whose concern for the welfare of the Autobots equalled his own. It was a close contest.

Second, after Runamuck's marvellous rescue and unstoppable inclination to continue the fight in Wildrider's position, the Stunticon was abandoned. Just like that. There, he sat in the filthy soil, terminated if anyone were to hazard a guess. That was how awful his appearance suggest—

The beam struck him, swallowing him whole. Back to the Ultrax, he went. Back to being awarded with one of Motormaster's signature smashes to the face-plate for probably doing something foolish during their mission. Back to watching Screamer pretend to be the fearless and awe-inspiring leader, efficiently guiding the Decepticons through their most chaotic moments.

Back to normality, he supposed.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Baneblade » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:54 pm

Motto: "Scream....it only make it more fun"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
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Outside the Refinery, El Dorado Kansas

Runabout crouched between the wrecked cars as the two protectobots had begun to move in, the docile pacifistic tones of Groove filling Runabout's receptors. The battlecharger was hurt, and clutching his side with one hand, he felt a hole there. How in the frag did that happen? Oh wait...yeah it dawned on him. Blade's missile actually did some damage to the shock trooper, and as he pulled his hand away, he could see the energon coating his hand.

Runabout closed his optics and winced as he tried to stand before falling back to his knees. It was then that he heard the gruff vocals of Blades chiming in and the voice of that blasted Auto-Bus femme. Runabout felt along his side and realised that the gash in his flank was deeper and wider than he thought.

He opened up a channel to Runamuck.

"Hey...hey bro...ya better get out here fast..Blades has put a hurt on me bad..argh im leakin bad...."

It was while he was sending the transmission to his twin terror, that he was rumbled. He felt a gun being pressed to his head.

"Aw slag..." Runabout growled as he tried to twist to counter the surprise cannon to the noggin. But all it got him was landing flat on his back, the impact jarring the wound in his side as he hit the asphalt hard. His left hand smashed down the roof of one burnt out car as he heard the protectobots and the bus-former verbally tearing him a new one in regards to the human meatsacks at the refinery. Runamuck gingerly baited them to say more as a distraction.

"huh well guess what...rather plunder the universe and take everything it has to offer than play the damned hero and try to save everyone!" he snuck a long ragged strip of metal into his right hand whilst he waited for runamuck to show

'c'mon bro.. i aint got all frakkin day...'

Eldorado Refinery - The Grand Pull Out/Rescuing a dimwit

Runamuck poked his head out of cover as the building collapsed around himself and Octane. A grin formed under the Battlecharger's faceplate as Sprints had succumbed to the falling building. Excellent, a damn jackpot for once! Runamuck was chuffed with himself and the commendation from Onslaught made it a little more worth its results. Well it was a nice fuzzy moment until the transmission from Runabout came in.

Terriffic... there was always something that Runamuck had to do to rescue his dullard of a brother. What had he done now?

"...Blades has put the hurt on me..." thats what it was. Thats what his message was all about. It must be bad becuase Runabout didn't usually sound that...broken

Slaggit, this day had gone from brilliant to down right sludge, and all because of his halfwit of a brother who had managed to stuff things up yet again

>"Hang on Runabout I'm on my way..."< Runamuck replied as he transformed into his white and silver Mustang mode, gunning his engine as he took off down the highway to get his brother out of trouble yet again. He switched to carge mode - his overdriven engine reaching and audo crushing whine as he tundered down the straight towards Runabout's location, hitting the asphalt hard as he crunched and smashed through the already ruined cars towards the pile up where Runabout was in cover.

It was then that the refinery blew up with a bright orange flash. Damn, that was lucky..what else can actually happen today? Runamuck meh'd to himself as he rammed through the pile-up and made a beeline for the female autobot who had a cannon levelled at Runabout.

"RAMMING SPEED!" Runamuck yelled as he floored it hard.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Ember » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:17 am

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Frontier Refinery – El Dorado, Kansas

The young mech watched as the first arrow he sent toward the former racer hit behind its target sending the Stunticon hurtling; he hit the ground hard, his back scorched by the shrapnel. With the explosion a broad smile spread over Hex’s face, but the sight of Drag Strip’s body still in one piece caused the mech to growl in anger.

“Damn you, you worthless piece of slag. Just die already." He mumbled.

Hex watched for a moment as the yellow Stunticon landed face down in the dirt where he remained still. Not even the sound of the human jets or the detonation of the tanks their missiles collided with jarred the downed ‘Con.

Hex tilted his head to one side as he took in Drag Strip’s prone form, his previous smile returning as he thought of how good it would feel tearing into the former racer’s chest once more and looking into his optics as he crushes his spark in his hand. Hex let out a low chuckle as he slowly made his way to Drag Strip’s side.

Still no movement. Hex stepped over the Stunticon so that he lie between his legs, and with his right foot turned the ‘Con over onto his back.

“This is gonna be fun."

With sadistic glee, Hex began to lower himself so that he was close enough to feel the spray of energon as he tore Drag Strip apart.

****

Sideswipe backed up his warning with a feral yell as he closed the distance between he and the sneaky, sniveling, slagheap, Swindle. The red warrior was about to leap at his prey when the munitions expert transformed and announced that he had to be somewhere else.

Sideswipe grit his teeth as he picked up his speed and jumped at Swindle, but the Combaticon had already faded in a blazing white light that was a bounce beem. Sideswipe landed back on the ground in a crouch. He straightened up to his full height and let out an angry growl.

He turned to make his way back to the others when he received a signal that was his own inevitable bounce back up to the Guardian. He quickly opened a link with Sunstreaker.

>>"Hope you fared better than me, bro. I never even got to get my hands moist with energon. Anyway, time to bounce….literally. See ya on board."<<

That said, Sideswipe, like Swindle, was soon bathed in white light and then he was gone.

****

Tracer hadn’t even encountered the enemy, unless Sideswipe counted. The femme didn’t even have time to check the humans who were in the jets that had crashed. She hoped that their deaths were quick and painless…as if that were even a comforting thought.

From her position she had no visuals on any of the original team, nor could she see Sideswipe and Sunstreaker. She tilted her head up and took a long look into the rapidly brightening sky when she received a signal of the incoming bounce retrieval. With any luck the others will be bounced out as well in one piece.

Moments later, the kona blue femme was gone.

****

“Mutilated, yeah, that’s what they did."

Breakdown’s response was shaky due to his trembling. But he still caught Wildrider’s tone change from one of abhorrent arrogance to that of his normal not-so-right-in-the-cranial-until self. Breakdown immediately stopped his trembling when he realized what his teammate was trying to get at.

“Uh, I didn’t say Groove did anything! It was that Pit-spawned Blades what done it! Anyway, I’m sure you didn’t even get to gut any ‘Bots, so back off Rider!"

Breakdown revved his engine for good measure before he intentionally pulled forward in an attempt tp get Wildrider to drop the issue.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:53 am

Motto: "I can totally prove that I'm not a zombie! Just lean over hear, and let me take a little nibble out of your brains."
Weapon: Double Barrelled Shell Launcher
Outside the Refinery, El Dorado Kansas

Saferoute kept her rifle aimed at Runabout even as he stumbled around with a failed counter attack. She pay no attention to Blades' request, or Groove's protests as she watched the hurt battlecharger flop to the ground. Though she would never admit it, even to herself, she enjoyed watching the murdering slagger as he leaked fluid, flailing in desperation.

"You won't be plundering anymore.", Saferoute replied with a scowl, "You're not hurting anyone else."

As she started to squeeze the trigger, she heard the sound of metal crashing and an engine running on overdrive. As she turned to hear Runamuck yelling it was already too late. The white battlecharger slammed into Saferoute's legs, taking her feet out from under her. She toppled over Runamuck as he drove out from under her, then slammed hard onto the pavement in his dust.


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Groove had no control of the situation as Saferoute ignored him, while Blades encouraged her while continuing to berate the scout. Runabout's own words about plunder didn't really help his case either. He lowered his gun, hoping to calm the situation

"We don't have to sink to their level!", Groove tried to reason, "We need to show them compassion and mercy, let them see there are better alternatives to this endless bloodshed!"

Just then the Protectobot heard an oncoming car- Runamuck. Before he could warn her, Saferoute was hit hard, though the much quicker Groove managed to leap out of the way. As Runamuck drove passed, Groove stood up and used his vaporator cannons to spray freezing liquids on the ground, icing a large section of the road in front of him. Raising his photon pistol again, he aimed it toward the white battlecharger.

"Runamuck! We have you covered! Give yourself up and I won't hurt you!"


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Saferoute's landing on the pavement disoriented her for several astroseconds. Once the pain in her back subsided she sat up. She started to stand up.

"NNG- SLAGGIT!", she yelled from the pain as she tried to put pressure on her legs.

She sat back down to look at the damage. The armor on her lower legs had buckled very badly- made worse when they had been weakened by Runabout's fire from earier. Through a few small tears in her metal skin she could see that many of her servos and actuaters within her leg had been crushed or damaged.

She looked over- Runamuck had passed her, but his brother Runabout was still crouched where he was.

"No, I'm not done with you.", she said, picking her rifle back up.

She tried to fight the pain to stand back up. As she started to put her weight onto them several sparks shot out, and a small amount of mech fluid leaked onto her feet. As she started to stand upright, her legs shook from the damage and the excruciating pain. Despite her struggle, she couldn't take it, dropping down to her knees. Her laser rifle still in hand, she took aim at Runabout.

"Say hi to Unicron for me!" she yelled as she pulled the trigger.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Smokescreen85 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:11 pm

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Frontier Refinery - El Dorado, Kansas

Drag Strip lay motionless on the ground even as he heard a faint chuckle coming from the Autobot psychopath. Moments later, Drag’s audio receptors picked up the sounds of footfalls on either side of his body. He tried not to dwell on the memories of what had happened before, but it was difficult especially knowing that the mech who had ripped his chest cavity open was now so close to him. It would be different this time, the former racer reminded himself as he then felt Hex turn him over onto his back. It took a great deal of control for Drag to remain still as his pain receptors registered the agony across his damaged back.

“This is gonna be fun." Those words echoed within Drag Strip’s cranial unit as Hex leaned down closer to him. Then, before the silver Autobot had even realized it, the yellow racer’s optics flashed on as he simultaneously brought his gravito-gun up and pointed it directly at Hex’s own chest plate. “Not fun for you, Auto-brat!" Drag said before firing his weapon at point blank range. There would be no way for Hex to avoid a hit this time. He would either be crushed or ripped apart by the gravitational forces generated by the Stunticon’s armament.

Drag Strip smiled as the bounce beam then consumed him and whisked him away back to the Ultrax, leaving the former racer wondering just how much damage he had done to the maniacal Autobot.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Devastron » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:59 pm

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Frontier Refinery - El Dorado, Kansas

Sunstreaker felt satisfaction as he slammed into Dead End. Unfortunately he had absorbed a hit or two along the way and now the helpless Stunticon was tumbling over him. He could hear and feel metal scratching against metal as the Decepticon scraped and scratched his paintjob. Letting out a snarl he transformed and turned around once the Stunticon had rolled clear over him. The yellow warrior level his gun at the fleeing Dead End only to watch him disappear in a beam of light.

He growled as he received a signal from Sideswipe. >>”Waste. Of. Time."<< was his reply as he was bounced back up to the Guardian.

*

Hot Spot sighed as Motormaster detonated another fuel tank before finally leaving. He doused the new fire source with flame ****** foam as he continued his efforts to at least prevent the spread of the flames. He could only hope that human fire control teams were on the way by now. They certainly had to be aware of some of what was going on here.

>>"Autobots, fall back to the refinery and help control the fires. The Decepticons are pulling out and we will be soon as well. I’d like to try and minimize some of the damage to further human structures before we leave though."<<
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Brinakron » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 pm

Motto: ""One's first duty is to oneself; one's next is to one's comrades.""
Weapon: Automatic Machine Gun
Frontier Refinery- El Dorado, Kansas- Firefighting

Sprints rolled out from under some rubble, groaning. The fallen building didn't exactly help his already weak and wounded chassis, and though the blasts he'd taken from the friction rifle were wearing off, it still bothered him too move his shoulders much. He grunted as he pushed up with his arms, raising his head to take in the situation.

Not much fighting was still going on, oddly enough. Then he realized why: the Decepticons, particularly some that he hadn't noticed before, were bouncing out. Sprints watched them disappear, wondering why the warlike and energon-thirsty 'Cons would leave like that. Even Motormaster vanished in a flash of white light.

Sprints shook his head as a message came in from Hot Spot. Apparently the fires were getting out of control, and the commander wanted to "minimize damage."

Sprints shoved a large section of building off his legs. Yeah, minimize damage. That'll work.

He decided to reply to Hot Spot then, so that it might seem like he was doing more than dashing into battle and nearly getting his aft handed to him-- even though in the process of aft-handing, he had put the hurt on some 'Cons. He'd have to look more into them back onship, he decided. Find out who they were, and when he could fight them again.

>>I hear you, commander. Pulling out sounds good, I've taken a bit of a beating here. Guess that's what happesn when you take on two 'Cons at once, huh? Hehe, but seriously, minimizing damage, sounds good, probably not happening though. F'rexample, I have what used to be a building half on me right now... I'll be there.<<

Sprints started to rise, then gasped and fell as his heavily damaged legs gave out under the other stress his body had taken in the fight. >>On second thought, I can't come help. Fragging legs aren't working. I'm going nowhere unless somebody carries more or I get bounced. Whichever works for me.<<

With that, Sprints lay back down and waited.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Baneblade » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:48 am

Motto: "Scream....it only make it more fun"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
El Dorado Refinery - Gettin The Hell Outta Dodge

Runamuck slid to a halt off the frozen part of the road that he had hit. The battlecharger transformed and instantly snapped off a shot at Saferoute, trying to deflect her shot at Runabout before he made a run for cover. He shouted an obcenity at Groove and Blades as he dove into a roll before transforming into vehicle mode and thundering over to where his fallen brother was.

Runabout however had rolled to the side, the shot from Saferoute had hit into the asphalt, throwing chunks of mortar and dirt into the air. Runabout landed face first into the ground and struggled to stand, his hands pushing himself up to his knees as his energon was leaking all over the place. There was some lubricants and oil there too.

Oh this was going to be a long slagging day. Runamuck however had sparked off a few shots from his friction rifle as he ducked down behind the ruined cars next to Runabout.

"You know auto-pukes!" Runamuck shouted from cover. "...You have two choices right now!" Runamuck glanced down at his struggling brother "...You can stay here and pontificate over what to do with us, or you can let the entire oil refinery burn down and blow up, taking everything withing a two mile radius with it...hell it might even blow up the damned pipelines under the city if yoru not careful!" Runamuck patted Runabout on the shoulder as his Bounce notifier went off on his forearm computer.

"Come on bro.. we're outta here!" Runamuck said as a white shaft of light hit the pair of battlechargers and took them away from the oil refinery before it detonated completely....
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Ember » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:23 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Frontier Refinery – El Dorado, Kansas

The eager expression that had been etched on Hex’s face quickly vanished when Drag Strip, who he could have sworn was in stasis, brought up his gravito-gun and squeezed off one shot directed at the young mech’s chestplate. A perplexing look washed over Hex’s face as he looked directly into the former racer’s optics before he vanished in a brilliant flash of light. For a moment Hex believed that his spark had been transported to the Well of All Sparks, but the realization that he was alive manifested in the form of intense pain that moved from his chest to his back.

The silver mech let out a scream of agony as he felt his armor and most of his internals being ripped from his frame. However, the damage seemed to be localized, possibly due to the point blank range.

For some unknown reason the blast hadn’t hit his spark or his spark chamber. Hex dropped to the ground while bits of his outer structure fell with him. Finally, the effects of the former racer’s weapon began to wear off leaving him groaning in pain. A pool of oil mixed with energon and other vital fluids began to form under the mech. Carefully, Hex placed both hands in the slow growing collection of fluids and pushed himself up until he was finally on his feet.

He let out a groan as he reached down and placed his hand over the hole in his chest. It hadn’t taken long for his hand to become saturated in his own fluids. Hex slowly made his way to Hot Spot’s location where the Protectobot was attempting to put out the fires.
Hex stopped in front of Hot Spot and smiled.

“I got him. I finally go…got him."

The youngling’s smile faded before he spoke again.

“Let Axle know…nothing’s changed."

Hex’s optics finally off-lined and he collapsed to the ground in an unceremonious heap, his hand falling away from his chest to expose the gaping wound. The considerable loss of energon caused his non-vital systems to shut down and to divert what was left to his spark chamber. Emergency stasis had been initiated.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:24 pm

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Groove felt a sense of relief as the Battlechargers disappeared in a beam of energy and light. The battle was finally over- but as Runamuck and Hot Spot's transmission pointed out, there was still work to do. Carefully the scout treaded across the icy road, approaching Saferoute.

"Are you all right?", Groove asked, concerned for the hurt transport, "Can you walk?"

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Saferoute felt ashamed as Runamuck pointed out the fires that she hadn't even noticed until now, since she had obsessed over avenging the dead humans instead of continuing her job of protecting any humans that may still be alive. As Groove got near her, she waved him away.

"I'm fine, I'm fine.", she replied, "I can barely walk, but I'm sure I can roll just fine. Just go ahead and put out those fires, lives are at risk!"

With effort Saferoute transformed. She had no trouble with her top half, but she could feel the pain as broken servos in her legs were forced to shift into position. It took her a few extra astroseconds, but she managed to convert to her bus mode, a few dents in her rear frame representing the damage she received. Fortunately she was able to drive without problems, and headed back to the refinery.

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As much as Groove wanted to help Saferoute, he gave her some space when it was clear she didnt want any.

"Thank Primus it's over, Blades. But we've still got more work to do."

The scout transformed into his motorcycle mode, speeding past the Autobot bus quickly. As he got closer to the refinery he used his vaporator cannons to spray onto the surrounding buildings and structures.

<<Hot Spot, this is Groove. Blades, Saferoute and I are on our way. I'm spraying my freezing agents around the fires. It won't stop them, but it should slow down their progress.>>
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:33 am

Frontier Refinery – El Dorado, Kansas

“Yeah, yeah, thank Primus it's all over. It was a miracle nobody was hurt today, so I'm just as relieved as you are, Groove." Blades kicked a larger piece of rubble. “Yeah, right. Whatever."

Runabout was this close to being greeted by death, and Blades couldn't have been any more ecstatic. Saferoute's laser rifle stared at the Battlecharger, threatening to deliver the final shot. He anticipated a brutal ending: Runabout's cranial unit erupting with an intense flash, fragment after scorched fragment ejecting from the fiery explosion in all directions. It was going to be sweet, so very sweet.

But something terrible happened. A soft rumble was heard and it quickly ascended to an approaching roll of thunder, announcing Runamuck's presence. Somehow he managed to liberate Runabout, and the two were ever so conveniently removed from the conflict by an unexpected orbital bounce. Just like that. Taken away with such speed it took Blades a moment to realise what had occurred.

He chose not to speak again, certain negativity and an abundance of curse words would only spill out of his mouth. Engaging in an argument with Groove wasn't an intelligent move as there were now fires to combat. And sometimes Blades didn't know when to stop when an altercation developed between the two.

He launched into the air, transformed, and flew towards the raging blazes. On his way there, he encountered an Autobot signature displaying on his HUD. The green spot blinked gently, but otherwise seemed to be isolated. It struck Blades as rather odd, so he converged on the Autobot's position.

He descended, reverting to robot mode. A brief examination of the devastated surroundings revealed the fallen from of Sprints. His damaged body did not summon much comfort.

"Sprints!" Blades jogged over to the young Autobot. “What happened? Are you all right?"
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Brinakron » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:52 am

Motto: ""One's first duty is to oneself; one's next is to one's comrades.""
Weapon: Automatic Machine Gun
Frontier Refinery- El Dorado, Kansas

Sprints was lying there when he heard the sound of an incoming helicopter. He hadn't been feeling sorry for himself-- quite the opposite: he'd been going back over his successes in the fight, the good hits he'd dealt and taken. But an approaching chopper wasn't good. It could be a 'Con, which would almost certainly spell the end for Sprints in his current state. It could be humans, which would blow whatever cover might be left after this battle. He onlined his optics, which he'd shut off to conserve energy.

Or, he reflected, it could be a friendly face for once.

Sprints didn't know much about the Autobot who was descending to him now. His name was... Blades, that was it. He was a chopper, yes, and, more importantly to Sprints, he loved a good fight.

Finally, someone he could connect to here.

"Blades, hey! 'What happened?' Same thing I'd assume you did, I kicked some aft!" Sprints tried to push himself up with his arms, but his shoulders gave out and his torso collapsed heavily. "Slag... If you mean, why am I on the ground, well, I got run over by a nutjob who then tried to make me a 'Botkebab before dropping a building on me. All in all, another day on the job, eh? I'm fine. But how's yourself?" Sprints grinned.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:29 am

Frontier Refinery – El Dorado, Kansas

Squatting down next to Sprints, Blades gave him a slight smile. “That's the way. Kicking aft is the best thing to do during a war, am I right? Of course I am."

Even though Sprints' injuries were extensive and easily viewed, Blades conducted a thorough inspection on his body, searching for any other damaged areas that might have eluded him. It was vital to gather as much information as possible before he could help his comrade. He did wish First Aid were here, however; his knowledge in these particular situations would prove to be highly beneficial.

Blades continued to check for further damage. “Oh, I'm just dandy. Yes, sir, I am feeling great..."

Unbeknown to Sprints, he wasn't trying to come across as sarcastic. The Battlecharger incident had instilled a bitterness looming in his mood. Ridding himself of it was difficult, but that didn't mean his fellow Autobots had to endure his sour disposition. Fortunately the present matter administered a firm grasp on it, allowing him to focus more efficiently.

Satisfied his search yielded nothing more than what Blades had already seen, he gingerly rested a hand on Sprints' arm. “All right, let's get you out of here." He slid his hands underneath his body. “We're not that far away from Hot Spot and the others, so I'm going to carry you there, okay? This, uh, may hurt a bit, but only just a bit. I promise."

Blades carefully scooped up Sprints and ultimately performed a technique the other Protectobots frequently employed on the battlefield: a firemech's lift. With Sprints slung over his shoulder-plates, Blades began manually transporting the injured Autobot to where Hot Spot and the others would be doing battle with several large blazes. He traversed with caution, the ground before him crowded with wreckage of varying sizes.

As he trekked, he opened a comm-channel to Hot Spot. >>"Hot Spot, Blades here. Sorry for the wait; on the way there I found Sprints. Anyway, he's in bad shape, so I'm carrying him to where you are. Once I've done that, I'll be able to help you with those fires."<<
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:43 pm

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Weapon: Double Barrelled Shell Launcher
Frontier Refinery- El Dorado, KS

Putting out fires was a common task with the Protectobots, and though the chemicals he had at his disposable couldn't directly take out any fires, the scout had learned a variety of ways to use them to help control and suppress such blazes. Groove circled around the perimeter of the Refinery and the fires, icing up the surrounding areas with his vaporator cannons as best he could to slow down their progress. As he dodged and weaved through broken pavement and abandoned vehicle, he had time to reflect on what had transpired.

All this destruction... All those human lives lost, and for what? It couldn't have just been for energon. Octane wasn't pumping any more fuel, they could have left without taking all those hostages before we even got here. Did they really need to hurt so many just to get our attention? Did they really need to do all this just to distract us? Maybe Hot Spot and Blades are right. Even without Megatron, maybe there is no changing them.

A sense of hopelessness started to sink in to the Protectobot scout as he completed his circle around the refinery. Seeing the area where he'd already sprayed, he transformed back to his robot mode and headed toward the middle of the refinery where Hot Spot was.

I just wish this war would end already.

Groove slowly walked through the inferno, trying as best he could to avoid falling, burning portions of the buildings. Going through the blaze he now used the corrosive liquids in his cannons, using them to disolve and break apart portions of the buildings that hadn't caught fire yet, removing some of the potential fuel.

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Saferoute drove closer to the refinery, shooting lasers from her headlights at abandoned cars that got in her way. The pain from her legs had mostly subsided, but the damage was still there. The femme-bus went at a slow pace, though, carefully looking out if there were still any humans still alive. One a few rare occasion she saw charred or squished corpses, but otherwise there didn't seem to be any survivors. It was clear that if anyone was still in the area, they were probably dead.

Slagging Decepticons, always have to destroy anything in their way! I should have blown that fragger's cranial chamber when I had the chance, now he's probably up there laughing and bragging to his friends!

After a few minutes of driving and shooting debris, she made her way to Hot Spot who was fighting the fires, with a badly damaged Hex in stasis lock nearby.

"Primus, what happened to him!?" she exclaimed, "He needs to be bounced up right now!"
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:50 am

Frontier Refinery – El Dorado, Kansas

Finding a secure location in which Sprints could temporarily occupy, Blades carefully placed the Autobot down in the small clearing. It was far away enough to afford protection from the flames, but still close enough for him to keep sufficient surveillance on his comrade. Also, with little to no wreckage to contend with, an immediate rescue could be performed should anything disastrous transpire while he combated the blazes.

Blades swept the clearing with his gaze for the final time. Confident it was free from potential danger he nodded to himself. He then permitted his concentration movement, shifting it from Sprints to the destruction the Decepticons were responsible for.

“I have to help my team-mates try to put out those fires," Blades said to Sprints. “Just sit tight for a bit. We'll be bouncing out of here before you know it."

Jogging over to where Groove and Hot Spot were, Blades was bathed in the polished radiance of the flames. Plump tendrils of intense heat, of dazzling brightness lashed and probed the smoke clogged sky as if they were voracious beasts having caught scent of their favourite prey. He maintained a safe distance between himself and the blazes, aware that explosions could still leap at him at any moment.

Raising an arm to shield his face-plate from any objects that might be expelled from the raging flames, Blades stuck his other arm straight out in front of him. His actuator retreated into the wrist joint and a hose nozzle of sorts emerged in its position. A fire-fighting foam burst forth, quelling the blaze's furious activity and hopefully halting its advance. Minimising structural damage was his task now, and he was striving to achieve just that to the best of his ability, even though his fire fighting capabilities did not match Hot Spot's—and to a lesser degree Groove's.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Brinakron » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:20 pm

Motto: ""One's first duty is to oneself; one's next is to one's comrades.""
Weapon: Automatic Machine Gun
Frontier Refinery- El Dorado, Kansas

Sprints didn't mind any of Blades' sarcasm, real or misperceived, since he was sardonic most of the time himself. It was also, Sprints had to admit, nice to talk to a fellow mech without the conversation devolving to threats or arguments. A little friendly banter can go a long way, huh.

"That's fine," Sprints replied as Blades warned him of pain. "I've been in worse scraps than this, believe me." Supposedly much worse, Sprints thought, except I can't remember that.

Sprints did what he could to make the lift easier for Blades, but he doubted he needed to, since he was so short and wiry compared to the Autobot. Still, he grimaced as Blades began to carry him back-- but only half due to the pain, which had begun to subside. Mostly, Sprints was embarassed. Being carried back to the others in a firemech's lift with his legs completely malfunctioning on him wasn't exactly how he had envisioned this fight ending when he'd asked Hot Spot to join up. Still, he wasn't complaining: even this beat boredom on the Guardian.

Sprints grimaced a little more as Blades set him down in an empty clearing. The pain wasn't much, but he wished he could help out more. On the other hand, what could you do? You're no good for fighting fires, your legs aren't working for whatever reason, you probably can't transform well, and you have almost no ammo in case of a few stray 'Cons.

Sprints looked at Blades as he left. "Leaving so soon, huh? Just when we were connecting!" Sprints smirked. "How's about you buy me dinner next time, eh? Get outta here, man. Didn't think you were a worrywort." He sighed and leaned back. "If anybody needs me, you know where to find me." Sprints then offlined his optics and decided to wait once more.
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Re: Pave the way! The Stunticons are coming through!

Postby Devastron » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:25 pm

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“Slaggit," Hot Spot muttered to himself as Hex collapsed next to him. To say this mission had gone poorly was perhaps the understatement of the century. The Cons got clean away with hardly a casualty he noticed, along with plenty of fuel, while he and his own team had gotten severely battered in the process. On top of all of that there was the loss of human life and at the very least a disruption in the whole infiltration mission. He was not looking forward to explaining all of this to Prowl.

Tired of waiting for a reply from the Guardian he transformed back to robot mode. The fires were still burning but they had been effectively cut off from spreading any further. The locals should be able to put it out or, at the worst, it would burn itself out. “Alright, we have wounded and we’ve done all we can about this fire. Its time to get out of here." The Protectobot leader sent a signal up to the ship itself, requesting a recall bounce. The vessel complied and all of the Autobots vanished in a beam of light.
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