- Weapon: Oxidating Laser
Shockwave's optic settled on Starscream momentarily, evaluating the accuracy of his response. In actuality, the phased infiltration system had worked so consistently over the vorns that few could argue with its effectiveness. Given the primitive nature of the world they were about to engage, the probability that it would become any less effective was statistically insignificant. Still, regardless of the natives' level of advancement, they could not simply proceed with a full scale landing. Like the infiltration process itself, they would have progress gradually.
"Ship's sensors detecting multiple crude satellites and other debris in the orbit of planet AC488," Reflector reported.
That information only served to reinforce the strategy that Shockwave was employing at this juncture. Already connected to the hardlines of the ship's operating systems, the Military Operations Commander brings up a view of the planets in this particular solar system. Of the ones in the immediate vicinity to AC488 were a highly-pressurized, heavily gaseous planet and one composed of more traditional terra firma with less stratospheric chaos. Both were inhospitable in their current forms to the natives of AC488, but that actuality meant nothing to the Decepticons.
"Imperative: set course for this location," Shockwave commanded, bringing up an image of the rust-colored planet on the primary viewscreen. Its atmosphere would prove more conducive to their work while also allowing them to effectively avoid detection. "Planet designate: AC489. After landing, we will initiate the first infiltration protocol."