The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:21 pm

There it was. The hulking Seeker's crude side finally emerged. Starscream figured he could manipulate Feedback into doing what he wanted, due to the Seeker's reverence of him, and maybe even Vertigo to an extent, but he knew he had to be careful with Lock On, because not only was the huge Seeker stronger than Starscream, but Starscream couldn't forget that he wasn't as stupid as he looked. And without his ability to fly, Starscream was vulnerable in a physical confrontation. But to get this done, they all had to work together, and Starscream had to make sure they followed his commands. A united Decepticon crew would keep the Autobots from trying anything.

"So does that mean we're all in agreement?" he asked Lock On directly.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby ctrlFrequency » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:40 pm

Motto: "Overkill... My new favorite word."
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"Yes." Lock On simply said to Starscream.

--

Feedback nodded and Vertigo grinned slightly and nervously at the prospect of work with Autobots. "Of course, Commander." He finally said as confident sounding as he always was, Vertigo was always confident... Sounding.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:33 am

"Alright then." Starscream said. "Let's get off this dirt ball."

Ironhide was still skeptical, but lowered his blaster.

"So now what?" he asked. "Do you know how to rig up a distress call?"

Starscream just looked back at Feedback, a questioning look on his face.

Back in her hiding spot, Starfire wasn't sure what was going on, but Ironhide didn't give a signal either way, so she stayed where she was.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby ctrlFrequency » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:09 am

Motto: "Overkill... My new favorite word."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Feedback was hesitant to approach the aft of The Lollipop, being that it was occupied by gun wielding Autobot's.

Carefully he began moving towards the wreckage, optic on Ironhide as he couldn't see Starfire or Pipes.

"Not sure how long this will take." He said. "Depends on howuch was damaged... Vertigo, you are technically inclined... Come on."

To be honest Feedback felt more comfortable having a Decepticon with him. And when Vertigo began to follow him wordlessly, his confidence in the situation went up a bit.

"You... Autobot." Feedback muttered gesturing to Ironhide. "Any of you know your way around a comm unit?"
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:21 pm

"I don't know what ya goin' to find in there." Ironhide said. "That's the shuttle's rear section. Not much gear in there. We should scavenge the front half. If there's anythin' left of it."

Inside, Starfire stayed in her spot, not sure of what was going on. It looked like the 'Cons wanted to come into the wreckage. She kept her optics on Ironhide, waiting for a signal.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby ctrlFrequency » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:07 am

Motto: "Overkill... My new favorite word."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Feedback overly dramatically sighed and slumped his shoulders.

"Ground vehicles..." He grumbled before looking at Ironhide. "Since obviously you have no clue how aircraft communication works.... we have various components of communication gear all over."

--

"Cameras go in front." Vertigo said absently as he looked at his datapad. "Comms antenna in the back."

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"Easier to manage the wiring since forward looking cameras have to be in front." Feedback added, considerably less sarcastically than he did a moment ago. "Shuttle's have the same basic layout. I suppose we could work without those components though."
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:27 pm

"Oh, well excuuuuuuuse me." Ironhide said with heavy sarcasm. "By all means, go ahead."

He then gave an exaggerated bow and turned toward the wreckage.

"Stand down, Starfire." he said. "These dirty birds are going to save us all."

Starfire put her rifle on safety and placed it back in its place on her back. But she kept a hand on her blaster anyway as she watched Ironhide walk in. As she looked at his face, she could have sworn if he had eyeballs like a human, he would be rolling them.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Smokescreen85 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:22 am

Motto: "Transform and smoke 'em!"
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Hidden Perch on nearby Mountaintop

When the Decepticon shuttle first crashed on this desolate rock, Laserbeak had been knocked unconscious for a cycle or two. Eventually, the red condor awoke and slowly crawled out of the wreckage of the front end, managing to fly up to his current perch close to the summit of a nearby martian mountain. He was banged up a bit but still functional enough to maintain surveillance of what Starscream and his wayward seekers were doing just as he had been instructed by Lord Razorclaw. Things had escalated quickly when fighting broke out between the seekers and a group of Autobots who had somehow managed to bounce onto the shuttle. Now, things seemed to have calmed down as a truce had been called in an attempt to work together in order to get off this red planet. Unfortunately, things weren’t going well in that department, either.

Deciding to take matters into his own claws, Laserbeak opened a private communications channel directly to Soundwave. Ordinarily, trying to send a message over a comm link from one planet to another would be near impossible without something to boost the signal. Of course, Laserbeak was not ordinary and Soundwave was more than capable of “hearing” one of his own cassettes wherever they were. Wasting no further time, the red condor directed his signal into the crimson skies above and towards Sol-3:

>>”Soundwave, this is Laserbeak. Do you read me? I’m currently on Sol-4. Starscream and his seekers crashed here shortly after they left the Thanatos. There is a small group of Autobots here, as well, lead by Ironhide. We need extraction ASAP. Initiating distress beacon now.”<<
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby ctrlFrequency » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:09 am

Motto: "Overkill... My new favorite word."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Feedback felt like twitching. Well mentally he was. "I guess none if you Autobots know a thing about comms systems." He said aiming his gun at the shuttle and firing at in.


---

Vertigo jumped when Feedback fired at the ship, as he was not expecting it. Lock On, however, looked unphazed.

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As the smoke cleared from the hole in the shuttle's hull, Feedback took hold of the torn metal and pulled. The shot had not penetrated the shuttles armor, but made enough of a hole to get a grip on it.

"Give me hand, Vertigo." He murtered pulling back enough metal for Certain to have room to hold as well.

Wordlessly Vertigo complied and the two opened the hull exposing the shuttle's wiring.

Shining a light in, Feedback studied the mess for a moment. "We need a power supply." Loud enough for everyone to hear.

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Vertigo looked into the hull. The damage was minimal as far as the wiring was concerned. He didn't see too much burnt or damage. "Hey Autobots!" He yelled over to Starfire and Ironhide. "Is there a backup power supply in workable shape in mess inside?"
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:40 pm

Without answering the 'Con, Ironhide turned to Starfire and widened his optics questioningly.

"How the hell should I know?" the fembot said, shrugging.

"Just go look so that bucket o' bolts shuts up." Ironhide said with exasperation. "I really want to get off this dirt ball as soon as possible."

Starfire didn't say anything, just started to the other end of the wreckage. The Lollipop broke apart on impact right along the seam where the cargo bay met the engine room, so she hoped some of the electrical equipment ended up on this side of the split. After a few moments of knowing where to look, she found it. The back up power supply, a battery pack that was ready to be activated in case the primary failed.

"Got it!" she said, pulling the large box out of the rubble. "Looks like it's not damaged."

"Good." Ironhide said curtly and turned around. "Hey bird'Con! We found a battery!"

As he said it, Starfire walked past him, holding the battery pack out to Feedback.

Starscream just stood off to the side, observing the events, calculating how he can turn things to his advantage if this scraplet-brained plan actually worked. He knew Feedback had some talent with communication equipment, but this was laughable. The shuttle was a wreck, there was no way this could work.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby ctrlFrequency » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:25 pm

Motto: "Overkill... My new favorite word."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
Feedback eyed the Autobot handing him the battery backup a bit suspiciously. With only the slightest dim of optics he accepted it with a nod. Starscream had said to work with them, he wouldn't be the one to break that uneasy truce.

"Oh perfect..." He muttered as he looked over the battery. Though not one to say thank you, his voice was definitely sounded pleased at the state of the power supply, 'oh perfect' would have to do in place of 'thank you'. "Vertigo, pull back the hull more." He said, and as the other seeker complied, he put his light in and looked around. "Frag. Autobot..." He said to Starfire. "You're small, can you wiggle in there
a bit more and see if you can find the transponder... or the amplifier?"

He looked at the smaller Autobot, then realized she may not know what one looked like. "They look very similar and either will do. Small..." He held his hands a bit apart to roughly what the size of a transponder or amplifier would be. "Rectangular... might have a display on the front.. wouldn't be on though. Usually racked but it may have come loose in the crash..."
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:22 pm

Starfire looked at Feedback like the 'Con had just grown 2 more heads. She then turned to Ironhide who was standing by the entrance. He slowly nodded and patted his blaster hanging on his hip with one hand. She grimaced and turned back to Feedback.

"Okay, let's get this over with." she said and reached into the exposed wall of the shuttle, grabbing a metal beam that ran from the outer wall to the inner wall. All the electrical stuff was in between. She could barely fit, but she managed to pull herself in by grabbing another of the metal beams.

"Okay, I see it!" she said loudly. "It doesn't seem to be connected to anything! Is that good or bad?"

Starscream walked over to Ironhide.

"You know, that was unnecessary. She's not going to be hurt. It's time to trust each other, that's the only way we can get out of here." he said.

"Yer a 'Con." Ironhide stated matter-of-factly. "Yer all 'Cons. The day I lower my guard around you is the day my spark beats its last pulse. So just stay to yerself an' don't make sudden moves. Once this is done, we go our separate ways. Ya call yer fellow 'Cons an' we'll call our own. Then we'll see what happens."

"I'm glad you said that." Starscream said, his voice like oil, his face in a smirk. "I want to go with you when your buddies come to get you."

"What?! Do ya have some wires loose or somethin'?"

"Keep it down!" Starscream said, his jaw clenched. He then looked over at Lock On and Vertigo to see if they heard.
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby ctrlFrequency » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:22 am

Motto: "Overkill... My new favorite word."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
"Ooo look... She's useful." Feedback said dryly as Starfire slipped into the tight space.

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"Okay, I see it!" she said loudly. "It doesn't seem to be connected to anything! Is that good or bad?"




"Careful, she may just hold the key to getting out of here." Vertigo warned Feedback as Starfire called back to them.

--+

Feedback let out an exasperated sound before answering Starfire.

"Hard to tell." He called back."They're usually pretty sturdy, though."

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Lock On was only half paying attention to what was going on. Technical stuff went right over his head. Though he did keep an optic on Ironhide and Starscream out of distrust..
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Re: The Red Planet – Fight for Survival

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:49 pm

"Okay, well, I got it." Starfire said, a bit annoyed. "Pull me back out!" she said and wiggled her feet.

Starscream kept his optics on Lock On and Vertigo for a long moment, then turned back to Ironhide.

"Listen." he said with a whisper. "You don't need to know the details, but with the way things are, I'm better off away from the Decepticons, especially the high command. Since Megatron's...malfunction, the ones running the show have been anything but productive. They're not focused on the Decepticon cause, nor do they know how to properly make any plans that prepares us for the future. All they care about is their own little squabbles and making sure they have a hold on the reigns among their own little clique. They don't accept anyone's view who might have a different take on things. So-"

"That's enough." Ironhide said with a low voice, and held up a hand. "Starscream, I don't care what your problem is with the 'Cons who run the show right now. What I do know is that you have been nothin' but a rust spot for the Autobots ever since Megatron started the Decepticons. So forget about comin' with us. I'm not goin' to be a-"

"Fine!" Starscream cut him off with clenched teeth. "Take me as a prisoner if you have to, but when your friends show up, I want to be on that Autobot transport. I do not want to go back to the Decepticons, and I sure as hell don't want to stay here!"

Ironhide didn't answer. He thought about it for a few moments. Having Starscream as a prisoner would be a morale boost for the Autobots, even though they technically won the last fight against the 'Cons. Well, the last fight Ironhide was in anyway. The flip side would be that Starscream would be on an Autobot ship.

"We'll see." he finally said. "Depends on what happens with the others. We don't even know if we can get a signal off this dirt ball."

"Well, I guess that's all I can a-"

"But, prisoner means restraints. And a jail cell!"

Starscream didn't respond to that, just stared at Ironhide for a moment. It was his turn to contemplate things. Ironhide didn't wait for his answer, he walked over to where the 'Cons were standing.

"So what's the progress?" he asked Feedback, as he tried to look into the small space Starfire crawled into.
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