Powerblock and Slipstream looked at where Air Raid once stood. And had those really dumb "Oh My Spark" looks on their faces. "It took Air Raid" Slipstream finally said getting up from the floor and went over to where Air Raid was only moments ago. All she could see were the scorch marks from where his feet were.
"Not again...", muttered Grand Magnus to himself, "The only difference BlastBack is we know this energy beam took Air Raid, it was the generator overloading that caused Omega Convoy to... Though we don't know what exactly caused him to disappear or whether he's alive or dead!"
Magnus' voice was rising, "Omega...", thought Magnus to himself. If only he'd been a little bit more lenient, more disciplined and listened to the teachings of his leader a little more, then he'd known what to do. Magnus' head bowed if only he had half the wisdom Omega did..
With the smoke still dissipating from the viewscreen that had been cut in half, Magnus hit the communications system.
+++ COMM +++
Autobots, hear me, Grand Magnus, your acting commander...
+++ COMM +++
Instantly around the base Magnus's voice filtered through the ancient communications system, reaching every Autobot stationed there.
+++ COMM +++
Alas, he time has come. You've all been briefed and are aware of the energy dome, and informed on what to do should the worst come to the worst. That time is here. We must divide our forces and evacuate our base.
Right now the a Decepticon army is infiltrating the underground tunnels of Cybertron. Why we don't know yet - but hey have already killed one of our much loved comrades - Central. And we must find out what they are up to and stop them.
Those wishing to join us may, the rest of you must begin lock down period, remove all records and data files, destroy if necessary and go to our remote outpost underground in Polyhex where we will form our new HQ, far away from the energy dome.
If we are to stop this we must seek safe passage and re-location. Travel by underground only, seal off all sections after shut down. And may Primus be with us.
Grand Magnus out.
+++ COMM +++
The Autobot commander flicked the switch off, he hated having to abandon their base, but there was no other alternative. "Okay Autobots, you know what we have to do. Powerblock, Retroblazer we need a plan to get to the Decepticons via the underground, avoiding all routes near the Energy dome, but first we need to know where exactly they are.
Quickshot, do you still have a fix on Central's position before the energy beam?"
OOC: I know people get busy but please try to at least make 1 post per week or it slows the RPG down to a halt each time. Thanks.
"She's Deep underground in the Tagon Heights, but the signal was very weak due to the dense infrastructure and being so far down", replied Quickshot, "So there's no telling just how far deep she's down"
"That's good enough. I'm sure we can pick up the Decepticons trails from there" answered Magnus, "Retrobalzer?"
"Course plotted Magnus, If we continue the way we came in, except continue east past the secret transporter into the underground after retuning earlier we can go underground directly from Altihex", reported Retroblazer, "Well have a few course correction to carry out of course, but it shouldn't be to difficult"
"Alright Autobots let's roll out, "ordered Magnus and nodded to BlastBack who was nearest the door. As the Autobot opened the doors leading out towards the way they had came in following the battle, they found the corridors a hive of activity as the other Autobots went about their business closing each section down. Already the base was slightly dim from emergency lighting.
"So how about it IceBlaster?" asked Quickshot to his younger collegue.
"I'm afraid I must part ways", replied the bot, "As the most senior engineer underneath you, it is vital I help set up out new HQ. My services are need more elsewhere."
"It's been a pleasure, IceBlaster", commented Magnus, "With all luck we'll see you on the far side of Polyhex. Let's go Autobots!"
The Autobots walked along the many corridors of the base, through the huge blast doors they had entered earlier and down the next, outside the base itself. They walked underneath the mysterious transporter to the ground above on Cybertron and continued east, the transporter itself having already been deactivated.
Heading out of Altiex they continued into what would be Iacon above them, after which they would be entering what remained the Tagon Heights, trying to avoid the energy field as much as possible...
OOC2: PLEASE CONTINUE IN THE GENERATOR/ICON THREAD.
Hoist: Hmm, I'm guessing nothing to do with Beast Wars or Armada, so either a sequel based in or around the first renegade rp trilogy or War For Cybertron? I'm guessing War For Cybertron!
Aug 25, 2021 11:58:46 GMT -5