Indelible pulled his weapons and checked them all over to make sure they were working correctly and fully charged. With his alt mode and the limited flight from the boosters in his feet he wasn't really worried about landing, more with what they would find once the area was clear.
His energon axe was all ready and charged up and the barrels of his neutral assault rifle clear and unclogged. Gathering his weapons he deactivated his axe and stored his weapons heading to Skylynx's landing ramp as the cries of "Hoo-Rah" ringed around the inside canpoy of the bird-bot Transformer. "Hoo-Rah", he repeated, lowly but with great meaning.
Paraphus, who had been copying the others and checking his weapons, felt strangley reassured by Retroblazers nod and then made braver by the enthusiatic cries. He joined in as he followed behind the rest of the Raiders.
Quickshot worked his way up to the edge of the ramp, and held himself stead with the side wall as he looked out at the rushing by landscape. His free hand Transformed into his energon battle pistol, and he looked back over to his team mates. He joined in on the pep talk, in his own unique manner of playful bragging
"I love the part where we jump out into an unknown hostile area. It's excitement at its finest!"
Quickshot faded away from site, with only a slight glimmer and wavy distortion to the area he occupied to show his presence, as he cloaked, ready to drop out of the hatch at the moment they got the all clear.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 9, 2012 9:13:28 GMT -5
Standing behind his group, Max Convoy gave the word. "Raiders, transform and roll out!"
Powerplay and Maverick were the second ones out the ramp behind Quickshot. Powerplay fell to the ground in his tank mode with his treads rotating at his full speed. Maverick hovered down right behind the heavy Autobot. As the two landed intact, they both transformed and began to spread out to secure the area.
Torque, like Quickshot turned invisible as well as he leapt off of Skylynx. He and Quickshot would scout ahead to find anyone who was hiding and watching the Raiders as they landed.
Valkyrie and Swift were next. Since no signs of Decepticons were detected in the area, they transformed and flew into the air to make a quick scan of the landscape, spot any potential areas that could be used as a defense and to try and locate the Autobot they were looking for.
On the ground, the land was covered by low hills, deep ditches and crators fill of acid pools. It was an unforgiving surface, one that would not permit an easy journey on land. Some ditches turned in to deeper ravines. Some of the Raiders couldn't help but think of the their trench warfare training back when Kup trained them to become soldiers in the Autobot army
Standing near the back, Indelible approached the ramp and simply stepped of... Allowing his thrusters in his feet to do their initial job before transforming into his sleek Cybertronian attack jet mode. With a big burst of inertia as the thrusters maxed up and let out a big burst of throttle, the jet bot soared across the Cybertronian sky-line..
++ COMM ++ "Scanning", he reported in, "Nothing yet, although there are incredible energy readings ahead..." ++ COMM ++
As he passed over he approached a huge canyon, a ravine in the landscape, all of a sudden his sensors went wild as twind from a solar strorm picked up and shook him about from side to side and all over the place.. "Holy mutha o' Primus!", exclaimed the bot, "Sensors are going of the scale, it's from below in the ravine, the energy readings are of the scale!..." There was a few klicks of silence before he reported again, "THERE! I see it!", he cried, "It's a prisoner carrier with Decepticon markings! Smashed up all over the place on the edge of the ravine! I can't detect any signals yet, not sure if I should engage to investigate further, it could be a trap...
Quickshot had headed straight out to scout ahead when they had hit ground. He arrived to get a view on Indelible's findings just moments after the flyer.
*com*"I'll go in all ghost-like and see what's up. Cover me, fly boy."*com*
Quickshot transformed, and keeping cloaked, moved up to the transport. It was a true wreck, as Indelible had relayed. He moved carefully into the heart of the wreck. As he moved, he foot bumped against a piece of debris, and he reached down and picked it up, seeing that it was a severed head of one of the Decepticon guards.
*com*"Slag, you think it is bad from the outside, you should see the interior. None of my hosts are very hospitable either. Haven't even offered me anything to drink."*com*
He tossed the head aside
*com*"No sign of our friendly. Come on down and help me search through these poor husks."*com*
Paraphus had jumped without hesitation out after the others and rolled when he hit the floor. He had looked back up at Skylynx to yet again appreciate his size, looked at Retroblazer, then turned around and went to catch up with Quickshot at the site.
++COM++ Coming to help. ++COM++
He moved cautiously up to and through the wreck with his plasma cannon at the ready. He stopped for a moment and kicked at a Decepticon corpse that lay near the entrance to the wreck.
"Decepticons nicer dead." He looked over to some of the empties sadly. "Others probably better off now"
++COMM++ Where you go Quickshot? ++COMM++
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2012 14:04:03 GMT -5 by Highram
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 9, 2012 22:33:47 GMT -5
Max Convoy and Retroblazer were the last to hit the ground. As Max gave Skylynx a farewell salute, Retroblazer covered his leader. Then Max Convoy began to commicate with the others.
+COM+"Swift and Valkyrie, proceed to patrol the area. Keep an optic sharp for any Decepticon or our friend. Indelible join me with Quickshot and Paraphus. Torque, Maverick and Powerplay. Watch our backs.+COM+
As Retroblazer and Max Convoy moved in to the downed Decepticon shuttle, the grim picture began to take shape. The transport had taken a bad spill. All inside had died either instantly or over a agonizing period of time.
Max Convoy bent down to look at a dead Emtpy. "Never stood a chance. Low on energon and their bodies wrecked and ruin, these poor sparks would of died on impact. But as for the Decepticons, they would of died after a few cycles. A painful one as well."
+COM+"Good!"+COM+ Added Powerplay over the comlink.
Max Convoy ignored the comment. "Lets figure out what they were carrying. Maybe it will tell us what they were up to."
Post by Onix Solo on Sept 10, 2012 10:41:31 GMT -5
Qucikshot de-cloaked a short distance away fro Paraphus. He looked around with his hands on his waist.
"It's definitely a fixer-upper, but it is on prime real estate."
Quickshot looked down at his feet
"At least our feet will stay clean. These poor sparks didn't have any energon to even leak onto the floor. Why would the Decepitcons use empties as their slave labor? They hardly have the energy to move around, let alone work."
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 11, 2012 19:02:42 GMT -5
Max Convoy stepped in to the wrecked carrier just as Quickshot finished his sentence. Looking down at the dead robot before him, it was clear that Quickshot was right. Just what were the Decepticon using the Emptys for?
"My theory that the Emtpys are being used as slaves might be in error. Its true, these poor wrecks didn't have enough energon in them to put on the time for hard labor but yet, here they are."
As the crew pondered the question, their comlinks came alive. +COM+"Raiders, this is Raider 9. I think I may have found something."+COM+
+COM+"Raider 9 this is Raider Leader, clarify. What have you found?"+COM+
+COM+"I've found a opening to a cave. There are no other caves in the area and Swift reports no sign of our Autobot in the area for a radius of 5.6 mega-miles."+COM+
+COM+"Stay put Raider 9, we'll come to you and check it out. Raider 2, your to stay put here and watch to see if our little friend comes back here."+COM+
+COM+"Understood Raider Leader."+COM+ Replied Maverick as he set up his watch post outside the wrecked Decepticon carrier.
Max Concoy signaled to the rest of the Raiders to make their move. "You know what to do team. Quickshot and Torque are to remain unseen while the rest of us make our move. Transform and roll for it!"
Valkyrie then transmitted the coordinates of his location of the cave entrance he had found.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Sept 15, 2012 16:34:46 GMT -5
Retroblazer nudged one of the fallen empties with his foot. "This doesn't make any sense. Why round them up just to kill them? Even by a 'Cons standards, it's a waste of good slaves. To Pit with this. I can't sit around looking at dead bodies- it makes me jumpy. Let's just find our mech and get out of here. If anyone can tell us what's going on , it's him." Picking up Valkyrie's co-ordinates, he transformed and followed the other in that direction, transmitting a quick textual message to his comrade congratulating him on a good find.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Sept 19, 2012 6:26:57 GMT -5
Within a few minutes, the Raiders arrived at the entrance of the cave. Max Convoy called in Swift from his patrol and instructed Torque and Quickshot to meet the rest of the team at the cave.
The cave took on the strange appearance of twisted black metal that had been burned out. Powerplay took a close look at the cave's surface. "It would of taken some serious heat to inflict this kind of damage. My guess was this is the entrance to an old abandon factory. Mining for rare minierials or unstable energon."
"Or dark energon." Included Max Convoy. "Could be a old Decepticon layer as well. But we won't know until we investigate. Quickshot, take the lead, Retroblazer your to back him up. Everyone else behind him, Torque you take the rear. Paraphus and Indelible you two are with me. Valkyrie, your to remain outside and maintain watch with Maverick and keep radio chatter to a minium. But give us status reports every 15 astro-minutes. Lets go."
Post by Neo Calrissian on Sept 20, 2012 11:20:03 GMT -5
Retroblazer, realizing that he would hardly be the most inconspicuous scout, decided to leave it to Quickshot and his cloaking ability, and instead elected to cover the entrance. Drawing close to the mouth of the cave, he took to one side, staying just out of view of anything coming out of the cave, but with weapon loaded and ready in order to spring into action and help out his comrades in the cave. He quickly signaled to Paraphus, suggesting that he do the same.