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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:53 am

Gifford National Park military base

Landgrab hadn't really known what to say at Psychout's appreciation of his observation, so he didn't say anything. He didn't absorb compliments of any form all that naturally. They were few and far between within the Decepticon ranks as it was. And when your commanding officer was a mech like Shockwave they were almost nonexistant. Or painfully hard to understand.

That, too, suited Landgrab just fine. He'd just as soon complete his objective and move on to another one with no one really being the wiser.

To that end, he had lumbered off after Crueljaw--as directed--and found himself to one of the power relay stations inside. As far as he knew it was just "one of". It could just as well be the "only".

As he attempted to patch himself in, he ran in to a myriad of roadblocks. So many that he had to pause.

"Wait...what am I doing, again? Psychout wants power back in the old 'Con base? Is that what he wanted?" Landgrab asked, his questions genuine. He thought about it some more as he analyzed the systems. "That's.....that's just not gonna happen. This place is a shell."

The Decepticon looked at the ground, already disappointed in himself.

"Sorry..."
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:17 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Team Midget Earthbase There's somthing down there
Crueljaw made it to the power generator room beaten to it by Landgrab leaning against the bulkhead wall sounds emanated from within. Landgrab could be heard moving around inside checking relay’s and muttering about the system being deader than a mech who’d been fed to a pet Scraplet.

Crueljaw listened to the reply from Vindicator his larger colleague had that hint of what lesser mechs called fear in the tone of his voice . Crueljaw called it a luxury that couldn’t be afforded by cons on combat or grey ops thou it did have some surprising effects sometimes driving timid mechs into the most uncontrollable bezerkers rage out of desperation. His optics dimmed as he contemplated the information “fulcrum.02 the data core for the base” he muttered as he added it to the list of things to do.

Reopening the link to Vindicator he spoke again >>Remember Vinny everyone is out to get you even the dead look at the amount of times screamer has been presumed dead and popped back up to annoy Megatron or whoever is in charge. He’s like the decepticon equivalent of Grimlock but with a better vocabulary<<

Closing the link Crueljaw opened a separate link to Landgrab >>Hey Landgrab I’ll be back here shortly the data core is nearby I’m gonna go see if its intact I’ll keep the link open if you need my help<< Crueljaw turned to leave but stopped he could of sworn he heard movement metal grinding against metal with a noise that could rival dirge’s engine note.

Crueljaw dismissed it Vinny had mentioned that there was no survivors so baring humans moving equipment the place should be empty. He peered into the darkness his optics flicking visual modes to make sure he was alone his FoF locator on his optical feed map was showing Vinny and D-fire a fair way off to his left somewhere circling around so it wasn’t them. He shrugged causing his huge shoulders to bob as he turned and walked off his train of thought was set on checking the route to the Data core as he walked off something In the darkness stirred.

The whif of energon had wafted past an offline corpse shortly after a pair of tired optics started to come back online dimly at first getting brighter by the second the cracked optic lens focused sharply. Like a puppet on a string the creature rose to a standing position armour plating hanging from various parts of its body. The shambolic corpse staggered down the corridor its leg dragging behind the walking off-liner found the hot pink seeker that Crueljaw had torn the head off its ruined neck stump was leaking energon the shambolic creature’s optics widened in glee before diving on the corpse like a vulture feeding on a corpse or a vampire of human myth. It’s ruined face rose from the corpse its optics burning white as energon dripped from the corner of its mouth but was soon sucked back into the famished mech. Uttering its first words in vorns the voice grating like rusty nails on a metal plate due to its degraded vocal processors “E-e-e-en-en-energonnnn”
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Psychout » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:44 pm

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
The darkness grows as all light dies,
We crave your hearts and your Demise
by my Black Hand-- --The Dead shall rise!"
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Team Midget Earthbase.

Psychout was concentrating on the radio chatter outside the volcano, it would appear that they may have visitors shortly, so they were running out of time. He transmitted a few stalling orders to the security personnel but knew they couldn't hold these guys up for long.

Landgrabs whining didn't help matters. "Then FIND a way. Establish an alternative power solution or I will take you offline and wire you in as a power source myself. Crueljaw can attest that you wouldn't be the first. You have 10 minutes to radio me back with an answer I want to hear, understood?" his tone of voice was meticulously clear that this was not an idle threat.

He turned his attention back to the humans at the base. Most of the Facsimle recalls were still a few hours away yet, but he had scanned a bunch if datafiles about the the various visitors these bases get, their interests and their businesses. If he could Establish a controlling aspect here, ownership of these fledgling should be pretty simple, but keeping to the protocols wouldn't be easy. Luckily, he still had one ace to play, bit that had to wait for now.

"Vindicator? Have you and Darkfire found anything yet? We're about to get visitors..."
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:36 pm

Gifford National Park military base

Landgrab looked over at Crueljaw briefly as he mentioned what he was going to do, nodded, and then quickly returned his attention to his work. What was he going to do? Argue? Maybe other Decepticons would have. It would have taken much more severe circumstances than this to prompt such a reaction from Landgrab. The worst that could happen would be a few fleshies wandering this way--necessitating a transformation and a delay in his work. But he didn't even see any reason to worry about that for the time being. The fleshbags seemed to be content working their own areas, with only the occasional military scout or security patrol wandering outside of the boundaries where the higher ranked meatsacks had stashed themselves away.

Psychout's transmission, however, had prompted an entirely different reaction from the habitually obedient Decepticon. He could already feel his circuits beginning to freeze. He was typically happy to comply with any request his superiors made of him. After all, it would bring Megatron's vision that much closer to success if he did. But normally the requests made of him were orders that he could achieve.

This base...it had been obliterated. Whatever battle had taken place here had been one of monumental proportions. The fallout had decimated everything. That was likely why the humans' curiosity in this site really only seemed to be piqued and there wasn't a full-scale military base being suddenly constructed on top of it.

Maybe once they dug a little deeper....

In any event, the shell that remained was nothing akin to the base that had once been burrowed within this volcanic site. All that being true, Landgrab still didn't want to find himself being sacrificed in some sort of effort to bring the base back online, futile though it would ultimately be. Even Vector Sigma couldn't get this place running again. Not without the Constructicons starting from scratch and giving the legendary super-processor something to work with.

And so, his transmission back to Psychout contained nothing of his doubts regarding the diminutive mech's current expectations. Not until he could get back to Shockwave. Then he would be a little bit more forthcoming about his findings.

>>"Understood, Psychout. I'll keep working."<<

For whatever good that does. Just find some fleshbags to facsimilize and let's get the slag out of here......
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:34 pm

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Team Midget - A Leisurely Walk

Darkfire felt a modicum of disgust at being termed as "Lady" Darkfire. The pet name did not appeal to her and suited her less, but...she would allow to pass for now. They did have more pressing matters to attend to. Although, the assassin devoutly hoped that Vindicator would not become more creative with his little pet names. They would probably need to have a "chat" if he did. As it was, the assassin simply leaned over to get a better view of the holomap.

>>"Interesting. Still, it shouldn't be a problem. And watch your step, ya big lug. Wouldn't want to step on any other organics,"<< Darkfire added with a hint of a derisive smile.

The assassin followed Vindicator toward the door, frowning as she saw its condition. Several red warning flags went up in the assassin's mind. Immediately put on guard, she examined the intact door and the fragments. The mountain's eruption could have blasted the door down the hallway, but that wouldn't account for the negligible damage to the other door. Why only one? Something did not add up.

Darkfire continued into the inky darkness ahead cautiously, cringing at every crunch and crack of the shattered glass on the floor. The sound was absolutely deafening in the otherwise silent base. The assassin moved to the side of the hall, where the glass shards were less concentrated to avoid making more noise than necessary. She tuned his audio receptors for any signs on threats lurking within the darkness.

Perhaps she was being overtly paranoid, but it never paid to be caught unprepared and unaware. Besides, any humans in this sector might be alerted to their presence by the noise. Darkfire would begin to feel better after they had passed the glass. It would be easier to hunt when every other step was not accompanied by a tinkle of crushed glass. Silence was the sound of a predator.

>>"Vindicator, I don't like this. I think something went through that door. Avoid stepping on the glass if you can. If there is something, we do not want to announce our presence. We can't have vermin hearing us either,"<< she warned.

Receiving Psychout's transmission, Darkfire deliberated whether or not she should mention her suspicions. Best to be thorough. She opened up a communique to Psychout.

>>"We've almost reached it, but there is something that concerns me. One of the doors on the path back seemed torn down. It could have simply been an effect of the pressure build-up from the eruption, but I have my suspicions that we are not alone in here."<<
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:45 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Team Midget Cracking Cores

The door erupted inwards flying from its runners and hitting the deck with a resounding boom through the now vacated doorway stepped the surly bodyguard of the tiny Psychout his red optics taking stock of the situation at hand something had been behind the door holding it closed. Crueljaw had wondered why the door hadn’t opened when he unlocked it using some of his onboard fuel to power it. All he could see leaking out from behind the fallen door was fluid dribbling out he wasn’t sure what it was and he wasn’t concerned with it. His major concern was getting the computer core back online and the facsimile chambers prepped.

Crueljaw stepped forward just before he reached the console a scanner beam shot forth from above and started to scan his form. Though not the most tactful decepticon ever made in his vast experience it was less painful to stand and allow the scanner to finish rather than attempting to shut it down. There was a chirp and a computer voice announced “Operative: Crueljaw, Function: Close Protection access granted” the bodyguard would of smiled if able as the computer core started to power up however something reflected in the blank screen in front of him caused him to turn rapidly his hand outstretched connected with something that vanished back out the room quicker than it entered.

>>Crueljaw to team midget be aware we got interlopers something just got a face full of my fist don’t think it was the midget. In other news the computer core is active. Stay Frosty out there<< Crueljaw was regretting his jibe about spark eaters and the corpses walking cause whatever he’d just launched out of the computer core room was starting to stir again but Crueljaw started his work to locate the facsimile pods and get them prepped.
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:19 am

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Gifford National Park Military Base - Lurking in the Dark

>>Crueljaw to team midget be aware we got interlopers something just got a face full of my fist don’t think it was the midget. In other news the computer core is active. Stay Frosty out there<<

Fan-tastic, Darkfire groaned internally. She did indeed utterly loathe when her hunches proved to be correct. Something was down here with them. Lurking within the darkness. This could prove to be a problem. Crueljaw was a competant warrior, of that she has no doubts. He would only face complications if whatever it was that was down here took him by surprise.

Glancing over to Vindicator, she assessed that their group was likely the safest out of the three. Vin was a tried and true warrior, and she was an assassin, knowing the art of the hunt like the back of her actuator. Psychout, however, was diminutive little Decepticon, and Landgrab, Darkfire did not know. Perhaps a reallocation of resources would serve them best. She opened up a private comm link to Vindicator.

>>"Vin, perhaps you should head back. If Psychout gets attacked, he will have only Landgrab as back-up. I will go on ahead and secure the command center."<<

Without another word, the assassin increased her pace, sidestepping as much of the broken glass underfoot as she could. She knew not if Vindicator would do as she had requested or persist in accompanying her in some misguided attempt at chivalry. Finally, Darkfire cleared the shards of glass, much to her relief. She continued on in silence. The sooner they were finished with their operations in this husk of a base, the better. As much as the assassin did not care for being exposed out in the open, she cared even less for potentially being trapped underground.

It wasn't long before Darkfire came across the fissure that Vindicator had mentioned before. It was a massive crack in the floor of the base. Magma bubbled a few meters below the floor line, illuminating the dark space with an angry, violent, red glow. She could feel the heat rising up in waves off of the molten earth. Suffice to say, she did not enjoy the proximity of the magma to the hallway. It seemed stable enough for now though. Kicking on her thrusters, Darkfire easily soared over the gap, landing delicately on the other side.

Before too long the doors to the command center were within sight - and standing open. She detected several biometric signatures within. The humans had penetrated the base this deeply had they? How...annoying. They would have to be dealt with before they could report their findings to any other fleshlings. Fortunately, the assassin had the perfect solution that solved the security breach and the requirements of their mission: Facsimiles.

Kneeling, Darkfire materialized her holomatter avatar once more to approach and investigate the human activities. This time, however, she kept her own senses primed in case that something down here approached her. Controlling her avatar would be marginally harder without her full concentration on its actions, but she would have to manage. She couldn't afford to be taken by surprise. The assassin decided to report her progress to the others.

>>"Darkfire here. I've reached the command center, but the humans are crawling all over it. I'm going to infiltrate and subdue them. They'll make fine facsimiles. How goes the preparation of the pods?"<<
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:09 pm

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
The fingers of Crueljaw floated across the keyboard of the computer core he knew the basics of prepping the facsimile chamber. The lines of code floated up the screen in front of him he had one optic on the blank screen to his right using it as a rear view mirror. He didn’t like surprises and he wasn’t sure what had tried to jump him earlier he found the facsimile protocols the bodyguard started the chambers they had their own power supplies.

>>"Darkfire here. I've reached the command center, but the humans are crawling all over it. I'm going to infiltrate and subdue them. They'll make fine facsimiles. How goes the preparation of the pods?"<<

Crueljaw’s ministrations to the computer core was going well he was finishing off sorting the various gestation programs when Darkfires message came through.

>>The pods are starting up I’m just bringing the bio organic vats back online should be a few breems and ready for useDarkfire What the sla......<<<

Crueljaw’s reply was cut short by something jumping on his shoulder the bulky Decepticon grabbed whatever it was on his shoulder and ploughed it into the ground. He then stepped on its back keeping it pinned however sounds of more movement forced Crueljaw to swing around and find more heading his way. “Oh you’ve got to be yanking my crank”

>>I got friends here might take slightly longer than anticipated to get the vats online<< just before his link closed the distinctive ‘Whoosh’ of his plasma blade igniting sounded across the link as its ruby glow illuminated the once fallen now walking offline the glint of madness in their optics.
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:15 pm

The officers trekked quickly down the large cavern corridors, flashlights in tow.

"The energy spike came from this direction!"

"Yeah, I saw. We're not stupid."

"I'm just sayin'!"

It looks like it's..."

"Whoa..."

"...who left that parked there?"

The trio of officers came upon the oversized piece of equipment. It looked mobile. And it looked vaguely like something the Army might have produced. Two them started to climb aboard while the third continued to shine his flashlight in various crevices.

"Where's the keys?"

"I dunno. There's probably just a 'on' button somewhere."

As one of the officers began to fiddle around on the dashboard control panel, a scanning beam activated and ran itself over the officer.

"Hey, what the hell...?"

"Eh, guess you three'll do, for starters," the machine said, before locking the two officers in place and reaching out to seize the third. The headlamps on the front end of the vehicle kicked on and the bulky Decepticon rumbled off down the corridor.

>>"Got some facsimile candidates. Not the highest officers on this little installation, I don't think, but workable."<<
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Team Midget - They're touching our stuff...

One good thing came out of Crueljaw's transmission. The knowledge that whatever was hunting them was still stalking its original target. That was, if there was only one of them. She needed to take care of these humans quickly. Landgrab's own transmission soon followed Crueljaw's. Excellent. The excavator was proving himself. All the better. Hopefully, they would be off of this dirtball soon.

Darkfire continued forward as her avatar, scouting out the human encampment. There weren't too many of them patrolling surprisingly. She supposed that they assumed that whatever had been in here was dead. The assassin's avatar overtook two guards and incapacitated them easily. She moved forward to where a work area with a few pitched tents was located. Lights circled the perimeter, filling the outer darkness with light. How these humans did so love their light.

The avatar approached stealthily from behind a tent, watching the shadows of the humans inside cast on the canvas as well as the few humans still standing about outside of the tents. The guards outside would have to be dealt with first. Fortunately, two of them were standing adjacent to each other talking about something of little import.

“When do you think the docs will be done with this place?"

“Don’t know. Don’t care. As long as I’m paid, I’m good."

“I don’t like it here. Docs been tinkering with some controls or whatever on that platform up there and who knows what else they’ve found with since we got to this place."

“Not our business. We’re just the help."

“But-“

Crack. Thud. Thud.

The avatar looked down at the two bodies, scowling. That had been a little more force than she had intended. They probably had fractured skulls. She’d have to be gentler. It was easy to forget how fragile these humans could be. The avatar grabbed the bodies to begin dragging them into the darkness.

“What? Who are you? What are you doing with them?!"

The avatar’s head snapped back up to see that one of the scientists had left the tent and more were coming out to investigate the commotion. Darkfire’s actual fist clenched into a tight ball with frustration. Her avatar dropped the bodies and leaped forward in an animalistic pounce, landing heavily on the scientist that had discovered her, grabbing one standing behind him and throwing him over her shoulder into a tent.

Stomping down on the human’s skull, the avatar sprang into the tent where she’d thrown the other scientist, dealing with the tent’s occupants decisively before stepping out to witness the sole conscious scientist sprinting away into the darkness. Fortunately for Darkfire, he ran down the hall where the assassin was actually located. The avatar dissipated into nothingness as Darkfire returned completely to herself just in time to snatch up the human. He screamed in abject terror until the assassin flicked him once on his head, knocking him out.

Darkfire let out a terse woosh of air from her intakes. Chiding herself for being so careless, Darkfire stored the human that she had captured and moved on to the human encampment, collecting the incapacitated humans. From what she had overheard, the humans had been meddling with cybertronians technology. Who knew what damage they had wreaked? Whatever was prowling about the base now had probably been released by these idiotic humans.

Crushing the lights under her foot, Darkfire moved over to the main control console, destroying the human scaffolding with a sweep of her hand. She tried to get the console to activate, but her efforts seemed to be in vain. No matter what she did, there was no reaction. This place was a dead husk. They should place charges at critical points in the remaining structure and simply finish what the eruption started. The human facsimiles could report that it had been a natural instability that caused the collapse. She opened up a communique to the others.

>>”I’ve captured the humans. I have more than enough. Some of them are disposable, but others may actually prove useful. It gets us a foot in the door at the very least and the facsimiles can take it from that point. The bad news is that this place is dead. Nothing is responding anymore and if it had been before, the humans have thoroughly ruined it."<<

>>"Everyone, what are your statuses?"<<
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:58 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Team Midget Computer Core

A corroding fist whistled past Crueljaw’s cranium as he lent to the side of the incoming fist a second bouncing off his shoulder but that only served to increase the force with which Crueljaw’s other hand within which rested the flaming plasma sword. The blade continued on its journey through the two walker’s a third was resisting his grip but a savage twist of his wrist permanently putting it offline. Crueljaw turned throwing the corpse into the hallway he had time to finish the start up sequence for the chambers. In the facsimile room the chambers started to power up various screens started to churn data down the screens. The chambers themselves where beginning to fill with a green liquid from within the base of the chambers. As Darkfires radio message came through asking about their status's.

>>Facsimile chambers are starting up just add DNA will meet you there, now if your finished asking if I’m finished I got someone to finish off here<<


The last of the walkers was the one that had originally jumped him its jaw hanging loosely from its chin. Crueljaw rocked back on his heels extinguishing his plasma blade then replacing it within his wrist locker he then sprinted forward arms pumping the bodyguard twisted and put his shoulder forward as it slammed into the last walker he continued forward the walker scratching helplessly at his armour as the wall loomed. The sound of the impact was like rolling thunder echoing through the hallways his opponent was completely crushed. The hulking bodyguard stepped away from the impact zone and looked at the fairly large impact zone a crushed walker was left embedded and a smear on his shoulder. His messing with the Computer core done the bodyguard left satisfied his body was having no lingering effects from an extended CR stay
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Computer Core

Landgrab's bulky formed arrived where Crueljaw's signal was emanating from. Transforming and securing the three human military officers he had captured around his waist almost like something of a belt, he tentatively approached the other Decepticon.

These scant few humans knew they existed now, but it was hardly going to to matter. They would be replaced by Decepticon technology and probably never heard from again. He couldn't say for sure, but he didn't expect Shockwave would jeopardize any of their longstanding infiltration protocols for these little fleshbags.

"Fresh DNA," Landgrab said, blocking the only practical exit out of this area and dumping the humans on to the floor. "Don't know how you got power to this thing, but you better make it fast, 'cause it might go at any astrosecond. We need to get these guys facsimilized before their little runty friends know they're gone."
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:36 pm

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Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Decepticon Earth Base - Computer Core

Darkfire traversed the treacherous corridors, making her way to Crueljaw's location with her horde of humans for facsimilizing. In actuality, the assassin did not possess many humans, but she had no place large enough to store them all efficiently. It irritated her. Darkfire checked her progress with some mental landmarks - the fissure, the broken door, the hall of glass - and soon, she realized with satisfaction that she was near to the computer core.

The assassin silently prowled the corridor and approached the computer core carefully. She peered inside to see that the situation was normal with both Crueljaw and Landgrab standing about the facsimile pods.

"Hey," she said as she stood behind Landgrab - who was blocking the entrance- more to let them know that she was there than anything else. The last thing she wanted was to end up with a hole through her because she had taken her comrades by surprise. It has happened to her once before. She did not intend to relive that experience.

"Here are the humans I've collected. Let's get them all facsimilized. We should probably send in a report to Shockwave of our progress after that," she stated plainly to both of her fellow Decepticons, "And Landgrab, move out of the way."
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:03 pm

Gifford National Park military base--computer core

"Hey," another voice had said, alerting Landgrab to the fact that another Decepticon was in close proximity and that he should watch his step, left he unintentionally injure one of his compatriots. Not that he cared about inflicting the injury, but more the consequences that would be coming once someone higher in the command chain read the mission report. Someone like Shockwave.

"You got some too, eh? Good. That should make the chief give us a 'satisfactory' report," Landgrab said, before moving his bulkish form out of Darkfire's path. "Oh....uh, right. Sure thing."

As he moved out of the way, he felt a tingling in his chest cavity as he finished entering their current progress in to the mission log and sent it up to the Thanatos. The automated message that was returned went to not only him but everyone on the team.

//Infiltration objective accomplished. Return to assigned operating vessel immediately. Secure contents in laboratory and reinstate facsimile replacements within 5.7 breems.//

Landgrab looked to the others, not exactly sure of what to make of the message, despite how clear it seemed to be.

"So, um, just like that?"
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Gifford National Park military base--computer core

Crueljaw looked at the sample specimens “we stick em in the chambers right cause I know how to set these things up and get the programming but actually using them above my pay grade” the bulky decepticon moved to the facsimile chambers and opened the receiving bays “I’m thinking they go here scraplet’s and femmes” He swung around and looked at the console he started tapping away utilising long unused subroutines to set up the link to the command ship for them to program the facsimiles. “The links to the ship are complete the Colossal Processors up on the ships can set these things up cause I dunno how it works” just as he finished talking Landgrab relayed an automatic message.

//Infiltration objective accomplished. Return to assigned operating vessel immediately. Secure contents in laboratory and reinstate facsimile replacements within 5.7 breems.//

Crueljaw raised an optic ridge at the reply he looked at Landgrab “so can you put the doors back on this room I kinda broke it when I came in can’t secure a room with no doors and keep the chambers cooking” Crueljaw moved over to Darkfire kicking one of his previous playmates out the way “so what’s with the automated message you must have sources up there is Shockers planning summit?" Crueljaw turned from Darkfire and looked at Landgrab his optic narrowed as his fists clentched as he had a horrible thought “do you know more than your letting on big rig?"
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:19 am

Gifford National Park military base--computer core

Landgrab watched as Crueljaw moved his captives as well as the ones that Landgrab had snagged himself in to the facsimile chambers. He was trying to make sense of everything that was going on here as best he could, but a lot of it was well above his rank, so to speak.

"Uh, sure. Yeah, no problem," Landgrab said, heading over to examine the damage that had been done to the entrance to this little alcove and begin the process of restoring it to at least an acceptable degree of functionality.

He looked over at Crueljaw, moving a large piece of steel in to place and activating his welders, as the other mech asked about Shockwave.

"I didn't get to see him directly. Just some basic info I accessed when I was brought back online. Since Megatron's not around, I'm guessing he's just trying to put everything in order--his order--whatever that is, before we all self-destruct or somethin'.

"I don't know any more than I'm tellin' you guys. Swear," Landgrab added hastily, holding up one hand innocently as he attempted to finish the weld with the other. "It's just--"

//Facsimile creation process engaged. Reinstate facsimile replacements in 2.412 breems.//
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:25 pm

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Computer Core

"Let it go, Jaws. We all work for Shockwave," Darkfire interjected as she walked past Landgrab and set her catch into the free facsimile pods. Normally, she would have said nothing at all, but in-fighting was horribly inefficient. She would not have that. Especially since the midget seemed AWOL at the moment. Vin was probably with him though.

"And yes, Landgrab, just like that," she said, answering Landgrab's earlier question.

Soon the the facsmiles would all be ready to go, and they would leave this mudball for the Thanatos once more. She stood back and contemplated their impending return to the Thanatos. She glanced at Landgrab sidelong. He might know a little more than they did, considering he was sent down after them.

"Hey, 'Grab. What was the situation on the Thanatos when you left? Was Shockwave about to make another move for the throne?"
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:30 pm

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Computer Core - its all gone pete tong

Crueljaw inwardly chuckled as the larger Landgrab attempted to diffuse his current situation but something that he was about to say was cut off by Darkfire cutting in which made Crueljaw’s brow furrow in displeasure. The surly bodyguard rounded on the lithe Darkfire his voice dripped with venom “Let it go I work for Shockwave you work for whoever pays you the most Assassin” the rant was continued in his thoughts “with an emphasis on the ass” turning Crueljaw continued pressing Landgrab “go on Lugnuts you where saying before wingtips interrupted. It’s just? What! An convenience you’re here making even the biggest room look cramped, A pain the processor that I’m giving you with these questions?"

Crueljaw had heard the computers automated message but ignored it something was nagging at his central processor he wasn’t no Shockwave but he knew when something looked too good to be true it usually was. His oil was running hot as he vented small flames from vents along his mouth plating as he struggled to contain his temper. He wasn’t in Nightbeat’s class as a detective but he was determined to get a straight answer out of someone he considered to be suspect.
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:22 am

Gifford National Park military base--computer core

Landgrab had nodded at Darkfire's response of it being "just that easy". Landgrab didn't know one way or the other, but it was always nice when things worked out that way. He paused for a moment, trying to collect his thoughts and what he knew--or what he thought he knew--before answering her second question. Crueljaw's prodding him along helped to speed up the process a little.

"It's just, um, yeah....I forgot what I was saying," the bulky mech said, scratching his chin structure thoughtfully. "But it was quiet up there. I downloaded my orders and pretty much came straight down here. If Shockwave was about to do anything big, I didn't see it being broadcast on the intranet. Starscream was on the prisoner roster though...so...that was kind of interesting. Gotta figure he's not going to let that go on forever."

//Facsimile assignment upload in progress. Completion in .57 breems.//
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:42 pm

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Computer Core

Darkfire gazed at Crueljaw with an air of cold disdain. This bodyguard was truly...an idiot. Not because of what he said, but the tone he'd used. Unconsciously, one of Darkfire's hidden blades slid from its hiding spot silently, and feel into the palm of Darkfire's hand. Instead of severing Crueljaw's spinal cord like she dearly wished to, Darkfire began twirling the knife idly in her hand. There would be time and place for revenge. This was not one of them.

The assassin listened to Landgrab as he answered Crueljaw's query. Starscream was aboard the Thanatos? Where that one went, trouble was bound to follow. She regarded Starscream with distaste. It might be time to reevaluate the situation. Weigh her options. By no means did she mean to join the Seeker commander's cause, but perhaps there were other options than joining Shockwave's political campaign.

"If Starscream's involved...I have few doubts that there will be some sort of spectacle," Darkfire glanced at the pods as their assignment programming began and continued, "and...we might become involved very shortly. Well, maybe not we."
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:57 pm

//Facsimile creation process complete. Subjects ready to complete assigned infiltration objectives.//

"Yeah. No kiddin'," Landgrab said, rubbing the back of his cranial unit and then looking over at the tubes as each one of them hissed, releasing steam and other chemicals into the air as they revealed their contents--perfect synthetic replicas of the humans that they had captured thus far while the "originals", such as they were, remained perfectly in stasis. Or asleep. Or whatever these biobags did when they weren't awake and yapping.

"Wow...gotta say, this facsimile tech is somethin' else. You'd never know they weren't human," Landgrab said, reaching down to poke one of the squishy humans ever so lightly with one of his comparatively huge digits.

Landgrab froze in place for a moment as another series of objective protocols flashed in his brain module.

"Right....yeah...," Landgrab said, not really talking to anyone but himself. Or seemingly so. "Well, that's enough hard work down here for me. We all better report to Shockwave. Those facsimile guys will take it from here."

Landgrab walked over to each of the considerably smaller facsimile tubes containing the original human subjects and retrieved them both.

The eyes of the first facsimile opened, shortly thereafter followed by the second. Staring blankly ahead, they did nothing for a few seconds before each one stepped from the tube without saying a word. In the presence of the significantly larger Decepticons, they simply looked upward for a moment, processing the current company as acceptable within mission parameters before walking off to begin the process of infiltrating the military unit that had been stationed here for the time being. Landgrab, too, said nothing for a few moments as he watched the human facsimiles leave with not so much as a word to their Decepticon...well...creators was the best word for it.

"Creepy little things," Landgrab mumbled. He then looked at Darkfire and Crueljaw. "Well....see you guys on board." Without anything further, he activated the same bounce code that had brought him down here in the first place. "Oh, and my last mission objective said to torch this area as soon we're clear, so you might wanna put some pep in yer step!"

And just like that, the bulky Decepticon was gone.
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Phaze » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:34 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Computer core- Drake We're Leaving

Crueljaw watched the larger Landgrab vanished in a blinding beam of light the bodyguard was still fuming if he could find that mech aboard the Thanatos when they returned he was gonna introduce him to his plasma blade. But before he left he had one more thing he had to do he turned to the hateful assassin and nodded as he spoke "Darkfire lets not meet again” with that he turned on his heels and marched towards the hastily repaired door and took his anger out on it. He twisted slightly to his right then flung his arm forward knocking the door back onto the floor. Striding through the open portal he made a quick trip back to where Psychout and Vindicator where stood stock still. Crueljaw poked the larger decepticon with his finger and watched as the huge con fell onto his back with a loud clang.

“Daft slagger he’s out cold wonder if he’s locked up from fear” his optics turned to what was pretty much his only friend left active looked like he’s strode to close to a open EMP generator a small cable snaked from his finger as he placed it next to the head of Psychout . “You might be frozen but your gonna be useful with all that inter-web data you’ve stored” using the cable he activated a series of signals that activated his midget commanders transformation sequence the newly transformed robot was placed into a locker. It was then that his optics fell upon the fallen Vindicator he pressed the decepticon badge on the larger decepticons chest activating a bounce sequence sending the fallen con to a storage chamber aboard the Thanatos. He then pressed a series of instructions into his wrist communicator seconds later his world turned white the chamber was left as quite as when he arrived. The words “I hate this stinking planet” lingered briefly in the dead air.
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Foxfire13795 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:28 pm

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Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Abandoned Decepticon Earth Base

Darkfire watched Landgrab disappear in a ray of iridescent blue light and glanced to Crueljaw as he made his farewells. She watched him in an idle, bug-under-a-microscope sort of way as he took some of his anger out on the door and left her in the computer core. She sheathed the knife that she had been fiddling with and considered for a moment. As much as she'd like to be the arbiter of the mouthy bodyguard's fate, she deigned this current point in history a non-profitable one. Maybe in a few vorns, the availability of jobs would expand and the leadership issue would be resolved.

Darkfire called for the bounce and disappeared in a ray of blue light, headed for the battlecruiser up in orbit.
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Re: Phase Shift

Postby Insidious » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:36 am

Gifford National Park Military Base

>>"What's the situation down there?"<< came the comm chatter from one of the base's more senior commanding officers.

As the two facsimile human military officers traversed the underground corridors of the base, one looked to the other as an acceptable response was formulated.

>>"Everything is clear, sir. No unauthorized activity. We are returning to our positions now."<<

There was a pause on the other end of the comm. The facsimiles thought nothing of it, their pre-programmed objectives dictating their every action at this point.

>>"I read you. Get those reports in by oh-seven-hundred tomorrow. Clear?"<<

>>"Understood, sir,"<< the facsimile commed back.

There would be much to accomplish from within the confines of this infiltration protocol.
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