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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: Sea of Change

Postby Insidious » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:00 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Undersea Base

Scrapper let out a mental sigh of relief. It had taken a while for Ramjet to ponder the apparent trustworthiness of Scrapper's response but he had at least come to a productive conclusion: it was a conclusion that did not involve the Constructicons having to suddenly dogpile and subdue a Seeker. That was really all that mattered.

"Until next time," Scrapper said calmly, tucking his arms behind his back as he slowly walked back to where Bonecrusher and Hook were. He was a little surprised to see that Bonecrusher was awake. With Bonecrusher's procedure finished, they were getting close enough that Scrapper could actually see the finish line. It was akin to being on a long voyage only to find yourself within one or two light year's of your final destination: the hunger to complete this project was palpable in Scrapper's mind now. But he knew something of this magnitude and complexity could not be rushed. He would have to center himself and treat the last remaining pieces of this puzzle as carefully as the first.

Bonecrusher, for his part, seemed to show no apparent aftereffects of the procedure either, as he had caught some of the dealings between the Constructicon commander and Ramjet. It was just as well, as Scrapper would make his whole team aware of it if and when they came to a place that the arrangement would actually prove useful--a matter that was still somewhat up for debate in Scrapper's mind.

"Trust? Eh. I don't think I'd use that word. But in the current political climate, the Seeker ranks are an already unstable element. Ramjet even moreso than some of the others. At least this way, if some other mid-grade, would-be warlord decides he wants to suddenly take over our operation, they'll have to go through him to do it, heh. If you're not feeling anything glitchy, which you shouldn't be, go and help the others. Long Haul put forward a proposal for a training facility that I think will mix very well with the overall purpose of this base."

Scrapper took a moment to look around. The base still had a long way to go, but they had all made some commendable progress on its completion. The idea of "completion" though was a misnomer, as Scrapper intended to continually evolve the construction of this facility even after its primary functions for serving as a forward operating base were complete.

"It looks like we're down to you and me," Scrapper said, turning to Hook and clearly unable to contain some of the enthusiasm from creeping into his voice. "Your recommendations?"
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Phaze » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:43 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
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Mixmaster swung around at the sound of Long Haul’s voice he’d completely forgotten about the resident lugger. “Terribly sorry Long haul might be better if you back up alongside Scavenger he can then dump the gubbins straight into the dump section. I’ll take a selection of these rocks and see if any usable bits are within” the materials expert reached down and started to lift the rocks some excited him more than others as he wandered off to another part of the cavern to begin his experiments.

“Shame we couldn’t get samples from Ramjet anyone with a head that dense has to be worth studying” He grumbled loudly as he laid the rocks on a bench and pulled some of his more basic equipment from various lockers on his legs.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Devastron » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:32 pm

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Hook had rushed through his work on Bonecrusher, of course ‘rushing’ for someone as precise and accurate as Hook was the equivalent of taking a long time for others. He felt confident enough in his abilities at the procedure to skip some of the testing and triple checks for accuracy. As much as he might loathe Bonecrusher he knew that he was the perfect blunt object to batter Ramjet with if it came to that with the obnoxious Seeker.

The surgical engineer grunted in annoyance when Bonecrusher started talking to Scrapper. Just because he had him activated didn’t mean the surgery was complete. He quickly worked on the last few connections and sealing up the opening he had created. Still, it was probably a good sign that he was talking at least. The surgery apparently had no ill effects on him.

Hook stood up as he finished the work on Bonecrusher. “Alright, you’re done, you can get back to whatever it is you were doing, destroying something I imagine. Just make sure you do it far away from all of my delicate equipment."

The Constructicon turned to face his commander as he addressed him. It appeared that the Ramjet situation has been defused peacefully, which was a relief. “Yes, we are down to the most important and critical stage now Scrapper, the solo surgeries on each other. I recommend that I perform the surgery on you first, while keeping you as active and alert as possible. You will be able to observe everything first hand to clear up any questions or problems we might have. Once that is completed you can perform the procedure on me in a similar manner. Both of them will take longer since it will be one pair of hands doing it all instead of 2, but I see no alternative, and believe me I have tried to find some."
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Insidious » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:01 pm

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Undersea Base

Scrapper nodded lightly at Hook's suggestions as he climbed on top of the slab. He looked over in the direction of the other Constructicons--who seemed to be making respectable progress given the vague nature of their current assignment. In time their efforts here would be truly worth it. In time the titanic Devastator would rise up from this abysmal sea and there would be nothing these fleshbag sacks of H2O could do about it.

He then thought about the arrangement that he had come to with Ramjet and, more importantly, the state of the Ultrax. He did not overly enjoy the idea of splitting his already divided labor force, but he needed more information than what he had to work with presently.

"Sounds like a plan," Scrapper said. "I suppose now's as good a time as any to do a little multi-tasking. Once's he's finished, I daresay we'll be a little distracted, heheheh."

He opened up a comm with the other Constructicons, most of whom were working either on the other side of the base or well outside of it as the land that would occupy the training facility was suitably excavated.

>>"Ramjet has provided me coordinates to the Ultrax. It's going to need repairs and we're eventually going to be ordered to do them. I want some hard data on what work is going to need doing in order to make that ship flightworthy again. One of you needs to go check it out. That way we'll at least look like I'm keeping my word to Ramjet. I'm sure whatever lackey he has with him will bounce one of you to these coordinates just like he did Ramjet. Report back to your original assignment as soon as you're done. I don't care who goes."<<

Scrapper transmitted the coordinates of the vessel that Ramjet had provided and then leaned back and readied himself in a prone position so that Hook could work.

>>"Draw energon chits if you have to."<<
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Smokescreen85 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:21 pm

Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Undersea Base

Back and forth, in and out of the base, loading and unloading, such was the life of the Constructicon transporter. With very little help from his comrades, Long Haul had managed to cart away the vast majority of the rock pile Scavenger had created during his digging. Mixmaster, meanwhile, had taken what he needed and disappeared, leaving it to a group of worker drones to fill up Long Haul’s truck bed so that he could then lug all of the excess rocks and boulders to a place far outside of the partially built base. Once everything was dumped, the heavy lifter returned to the confines of the dome and repeated his task. It was a repetitive one at best, but he was used to such chores and was very good at doing them.

Then came the chance to do something different, something a bit more meaningful even if it meant dealing with a certain cone-headed seeker. Long Haul transformed back into his robot mode and listened as Scrapper sent out a unit-wide comm to the Constructicons, ordering one of them to head over to the Ultrax and determine the extent of the damage done to the Stunticon vessel and what exactly needed to be done to fix it. The idea of having to work with Ramjet didn’t sit well with the green transport, but at least it was something more than carrying useless rocks to and fro. Now, Long Haul had a real mission or the semblance of one in order to make the white conehead happy.

>>”No problem, Scrapper! I’ll head over there now and figure out what needs to be done. Long Haul out."<<

Cutting his comm line, Long Haul glanced over at Scavenger and gave his comrade a hearty wave goodbye. “See ya later, Scavs! I’m gonna check out the Ultrax for the boss. I shouldn’t be too long." Not waiting for an reply, the heavy lifter turned and headed out of the protective dome and back into the corrosive salt water environment of the Yellow Sea. Once he was far enough away, Long Haul opened another comm line, this one to the crashed Stunticon frigate that was located somewhere at the bottom of the Kurile Trench as indicated by the coordinates that Scrapper had sent him and the others:

>>”Long Haul to anybody onboard the Ultrax. I’ve been instructed to head over to your location and take a look see at the damage done to the ship. Scrapper wants hard data on what exactly needs to be done to fix that frigate and make it flight worthy again. I need someone to bounce me over there ASAP. Sending my coordinates now."<<

Once the coded message was sent, Long Haul simply crossed his arms over his chest plate and waited for a bounce beam to rescue him from the acidic compounds of the surrounding sea water.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby #Sideways# » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:27 pm

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Coded Transmission from Ramjet to Long Haul

>>Message recieved, Long Haul. I'll have you here in a moment.<<
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Foxfire13795 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:27 pm

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
Undersea Base

Scavenger had been happily digging away to his spark's content. Had been. Past tense. Until Scrapper's transmission came through the comm lines. He paused in his work, transforming into his robot form to look up at Long Haul, wondering where in Pit Mixmaster had scampered off to. Scavenger begrudged Mixmaster's luck of slipping away. Now it was left to Long Haul and him. The last thing Scavenger wanted to do was leave this wonderful hole in the ground. It was where he was most at home.

Fortunately for the Constructicon excavator, Long Haul bit that bullet for him. He didn't care if Long Haul did it for himself. The gratitude Scavenger felt toward his comrade was unconditional. The Constructicon waved to his comrade as he walked away.

"See ya, Long Haul! G'luck with that conehead!" he shouted after the transporter.

Speaking of the conehead, Scavenger wondered what exactly he meant to do. Transforming back into alternate mode, the excavator resumed his task of digging out the crater and its precious minerals. If that Ramjet was really trying something, he'd have to contend with the likes of the Starscream and Shockwave and even Scorponok and Deathsaurus at some point. Just to name a few. What chance did he think he had?

As his shovel plowed into the earth again, Scavenger shoved his concerns to the side. Those were things that Scrapper would take care of. He trusted Scrapper to make the right choices, and he'd follow him anywhere. Scavenger was left with a profound relief that he did not have to deal with those sorts of things.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby #Sideways# » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:05 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."
Weapon: Rapid-Fire Sonic Shell Cannons
Message from Ramjet to Long Haul

>>I have locked onto your location, Long Haul. Prepare for Bounce.<<

OoC: Ramjet then bounces him a moment later, so just a heads up.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Insidious » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:11 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
((OOC-Doing a little filler for Phaze while life has him a bit tied up and to add a little bit of forward momentum here.))

Undersea Base

“Lots of good, raw building materials on this planet, hehehe," Mixmaster chuckled as he drove up and came to a stop just a few meters away from Scavenger’s current position. He transformed and closed the remainder of the distance between to the Constructicons. “We could turn this whole undersea cliff face into a super super super fortress. Definitely plenty of materials around to build whatever we want. Plenty for the training facility that Long Haul told Scrapper about. Definitely."

He then looked around.

Where’s Long Haul?

“Where’s Long Haul?" Mixmaster asked, echoing the thought that had just crossed his mind. His optics then flitted from one area of the base to another. “Oh! That’s right. Scrapper’s comm. He went to the Ultrax right? Bet that’s a mess. Haha."

He then looked over at Hook who appeared to be diligently performing the same operation on the Constructicon Commander that each of them had undergone. He then looked back at Scavenger and then Bonecrusher and then…nothing.

“Alright. I’m gonna go whip up some more polysteel."

And just that quickly, the chemical engineer was gone again.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Insidious » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:15 am

Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Undersea Base

Priority-2 Transmission from the Thanatos to all Constructicons

>>"Constructicon unit ordered to return to Thanatos engine room: effective immediately. Critical damages sustained. Signals locking. Prepare for orbital bounce. End transmission."<<

Scrapper sat up on the slab that he had laid himself out on. The voice was unfamiliar and generic. Surely some Vehicon slave. But only something as critical as damage to the main battleship in this sector would warrant pulling them away from something as strategically valuable as base construction. Hook had not yet begun the process of retrofitting him with the alterations necessary to become a part of Devastator. Scrapper had no idea what was causing the surgical engineer to take his sweet time with getting the process underway, but now it seemed to be a fortuitous--if inconvenient--turn of events.

What exactly was going on up there?

The struggle for leadership was clearly having some unintended consequences.

Scrapper slid himself off of the slab and began to close up the exposed portions of his torso. Clearly their work here, both on the base as well as their own special project, was going to face a delay of some kind.

"I wonder what--"

But before Scrapper could get another word out, he was gone in a flash of brilliant white.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Phaze » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:15 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Undersea base

The latest batch of results of his new hyper dense building materials where promising according to the pad that Mixmaster was reading. “another couple of tons of this will be enough to support the ceiling and keep the damage from weapons fire at a minimum” The materials expert turned to start on the next batch when a priority message came through

Priority-2 Transmission from the Thanatos to all Constructicons


>>"Constructicon unit ordered to return to Thanatos engine room: effective immediately. Critical damages sustained. Signals locking. Prepare for orbital bounce. End transmission."<<

“By the pit what no....."

A flash of light and Mixmaster#s form vanished from the construction site his newly created materials and research into new materials left in the cave.
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Re: Sea of Change

Postby Foxfire13795 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:12 pm

Motto: "Broken Autobots never mend."
Weapon: Magnetic Repellor-Attractor
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Priority-2 Transmission from the Thanatos to all Constructicons

>>"Constructicon unit ordered to return to Thanatos engine room: effective immediately. Critical damages sustained. Signals locking. Prepare for orbital bounce. End transmission."<<

Scavenger unloaded another payload of terran material onto the outer edge of the crater that he had already managed to excavate. Confused by the sudden and rather authoritative recall, the excavator transformed back into his robot mode reluctantly and struggled to climb out of his hole to look for Scrapper and answers. What had happened up there? Did the Autobots damage things?

"Scrapper, wha-"

But before the Constructicon excavator could get another word out, he was gone in a flash of white.
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