Onix closed the mic and directed the craft towards the asteroid.
"Easy part out of the way. The next part is a bit tricky. We've got to figure out how to get the defenses turned off. We know there are at least two of them there. We might be stepping into overpowering numbers."
He began landing procedures with the crippled craft
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Oct 30, 2011 12:40:07 GMT -5
As Onix got closer to the asteroid, more details about the asteroid began to appear.
The asteroid was shaped like half a circle, the lower half round and untouched, made of rock. The top half looked as if it had been lasered off and made flat. On that flat surface, several hubs were laid out, ranging in different sizes. Some looked as if they could hold 10 deluxe sized Cybertronians, other much smaller. Perhaps simply elevator shafts.
These hubs were connected by bridges. Most of them were sealed up with others were open to outer space. As the ship came in closer, it was apparent that everything on the surface of the asteroid has suffered some sort of damage.
Of to the left of the ship, a landing pad lit up, guiding them in. On closer, Onix and Sidewinder could see a group of seven robots outside near the landing pad.
As well as the group of mechs by the landing pad, something else caught their optics. As they came in, they could see what appeared to be gun turrets following the ship's movement.
Finally with a clumsy landing to further prove that the ship was in need of repairs, Sidewinder and Onix had landed on the surface of the Asteroid.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Nov 18, 2011 13:42:22 GMT -5
The robots watched with suspicious optics as Onix spoke. Some of them were actually armed. Then one mech stepped up and addressed Onix. "You seem to have made it here just in time them. I am Spanner, chief administrator here. Come with me. I'll have my people look at your ship and see to what repairs need to be made."
Spanner began to lead Onix and Sidewinder away from their ship as the armed robots accompanied them. "So, what part of Cybertron did you leave from? Is the fighting getting worse? I hear many stories but I never know what is true anymore. Last we heard was the Autobot field commander Optimus had been captured by the Decepticons in some desperate attempt to rescue Zeta Prime."
"I hope those two know what they're doing", grumbled Torquemada aboard the Striker, and moved over to one of the computer consoles. "Whilst they keep them talking I'll try and access the station's core database, find out what, if any, security they have their. It won't be easy though.." he continued tapping buttons on the console, "And I'd much rather go on board, kill everyone and drag spanner out by his optics!.."
"Where were we holding shop Sidewinder? I can't hardly keep track anymore. Everything is in ruins. The fighting has definitely picked up, especially after all that crazy purple energon started sprouting out of the ground. The 'Con completely sacked Iacon. Oh, and Optimus is now Optimus Prime. Zeta was killed by Megatron. That's about all I've heard since then. When that purple energon started sprouting up, me and Sidewinder here decided we needed to find a way off Cybertron. We came across our little junker ship there, but never really got to make much progress on it before the fighting came to our door step. We just had to hope it would hold together and take us somewhere safe. Wouldn't have been so bad had we not taken a few hits in the process."
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Sidewinder, stumped by the question, frowned a little before saying "Oh I can't tell one battle scarred ruin from the next. We had to move so many times the only thing you end up worrying about is moving away from the fighting." He grumbled.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Nov 20, 2011 20:31:18 GMT -5
"Optimus Prime? Hmm, interesting." Said Spanner as he and his armed group lead Onix and Sidewinder to an elevator. The scientist then continued. "But not as in interesting to hear that Megatron has finally found the Dark Energon. That is what the purple substance is called. It is the something not to be taken lightly. But enough of that. Come, let us get you cleaned up and re-energized."
As the group entered the elevator, Onix and Sidewinder could see that their ship was being lifted into a much larger elevator for vehicles it's size. Soon the lift they were in was shut tight and it began to move down wards into the asteroid. It was a tight fit with with the pair of undercover Dercepticons and Spanner's group. Spanner seemed to be in a fair mood while his comrades didn't seem to happy about the presence of their visitors.
Aboard the Striker, Sunreaper floated by Torquemada "Found anything interesting?"
Torquemada was able to hack into the asteroids database with ease as their systems didn't seem to have the latest in updated software. The information available to him read that the space station like asteroid was in fact a factory. All about were logs of what must have been Spanner's work and deliveries. On board the asteroid in terms of defensives were ant--space guns stationed outside the asteroid and data logs showed that the crew on the asteroid, which added up to a total of about 50 robots, were in fact all armed.
What Torquemada could not hack into was any control programs so that he could shut down any of the asteroids operating systems. However he could tap into the video fed of the stations surveillance grid.
Back on the asteroid the elevator touched down and allowed everyone inside out. Spanner directed Onix and Sidewinder to a recharging station. "There, you can recharge there if you need it."
One of Spanner's comrades spoke up. "More Cybertronians to care for? We don't have the energon Spanner, we have to hold out until we figure out how to get more supplies!"
"And turn away the innocent while those mad-mechs down there turn our home world into a state of chaos? I think not!" Responded Spanner.
Spanner then turned to the new visitors. "Pay them no attention. I can't allow anymore lives to fall into despair because of this war. Besides, no one pays attention to this asteroid, were too small to be noticed and either side wants nothing to do with us. We are suppose to be a peaceful haven, but as you can see I allow those here to carry weapons. It makes them feel better. While I assure you that it is completely unnecessary."
"Very interesting", reported the seeker, "Well it looks like the station's security is not worth worrying about too much, it's the other inhabitants. There's at least 50 more on the station, who could be armed. That's if these station logs are even up to date! There could be many more, for all we know the place could be swarming with scientist bots!", sneered Troquemada.
"Looks light we might have ourselves a good old fire -fight after all! Which shouldn't worry the likes of you and me!", he said and turned to look at the others with a disgust look, "It's just others may not be up to the job!"
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Nov 21, 2011 22:51:09 GMT -5
Vendetta saw Torquemada looking at him when his fellow seeker spoke to the rest of the crew. "Are you talking to me Torquemada? You dare?"
Vendetta then flew at Torquemada, grabbing his shoulders and bringing him closer to himself so the two could speak face to face. "Don't test me Torquemada my skills are greater then yours! Your only jealous of what you can never be, and thats me. You want to me what I am!"
Torquemada merely grinned in the bot's face, "Must've hit it a little close to the wire to get you riled up did I?", he sneered. "And what exactly ARE you? A show-off who thinks he's better than everyone else?" The seeker raised his arms up in between Vendetta's and pushed them aside breaking free. "That sort of thinking will get you so far, then it will get you killed. Those of us with a little more... finesse shall we say, more grace, are in it for the long game!
I think NOT, Decepticon.." snarled the Torquemada and walked away.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Nov 22, 2011 9:16:21 GMT -5
Through the zero g environment, Sunreaper launched himself across the room to tackle Vendetta. He pressed the seeker against the wall and spoke. "What are you trying to prove? We aren't going to take down a space station full of 50 armed mechs if you can't keep it together. Almost half of our team is dead because of our failures in the past. You want to be next to go, be my guest! But not until we get Spanner to Megatron."
Vendetta pushed Sunreaper away and moved on to another section in the ship. Sunreaper shrugged his shoulders when the seeker left the flight deck. He then turned to Torquemada. "Any chance we can hack the video fed and see where those two losers have gotten themselves into?"
As Onix and Sidewinder moved towards the energon station there was a mech that was eyeing the two as they made there way along. As he did so he causally grabbed a heavy blaster and began to walk slowly in their direction.
"Of course" Sidewinder said with a friendly smile to Spanner. He nodded and walked a little behind Onix though still to his side.
His helm wing twitched a little as he heard the footsteps of the mech behind them and tried to think little of it, confident that he was pulling his role off too perfectly to be suspicious. But he walked a little faster to keep pace with Onix and kept his guard up.
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