Post by Jazzman Crothers on Feb 11, 2011 18:41:18 GMT -5
'Well if your so anxious for us to take some much in the way of power, then I doubt you'll mind if you allow us a closer look at you.' Perceptor transformed into his periscope mode and scanned Nova with his lens'. He wasn't just curious as to what he would find but what Nova's reaction would be.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Feb 14, 2011 9:56:05 GMT -5
The giant figure against the light scowled angrily. For a moment, his body flickered, then, as quickly as it had appeared, it shrunk out of existence. he voice, however, remained. "YOU WILL NOT TOUCH MY ROYAL VISAGE! THE PURE AUTOBOT WARRIOR RACE WILL BECOME SUPREME, AND WILL SPREAD THE WORD OF PEACE THROUGHOUT THE GALAXY! I DO NOT NEED YOUR PERMISSION TO MAKE YOU MY HOSTS IN THIS GLORIOUS CRUSADE! THIS BASE IS MY WILL- BEHOLD!" The lights in the room suddenly dimmed down, and shifted to a deep red. The intrepid trio realized they were not in a seemingly endless hall, but a small, tech-ridden chamber, covered in vents and switches. In the centre, the source of light, a small, glowing orb of energy, pulsed ominously; with that, the chamber sprang into life. Long, metal creepers whipped their way around Torque's arms and legs, which began to give off a huge electrical shock; a metal bubble was forming around Perceptor to trap him, and a swarm of floating drones started closing in on Smokescreen...
Torque let out a cry of pain and started convulsing as the electrical charge coursed through his body. He twisted and turned in the grip of the creepers in an attempt to get himself free. He continued to scream out in pain as the creepers kept zapping him.
At that moment, Torque remembered he still had a minute amount of power left for his Ghost ability. Using every bit of concentration he had, he activated his Ghost circuit and phased out of sight and through the creepers and onto the ground. At that moment, his Ghost circuit cut out as it ran out of power. Torque dropped to his knees and fell forwards. He raised his sniper rifle and attempted to get a target from his position, unable to move from the electrical shocks.
Smokescreen whipped out his blaster and began firing randomly at the drones, "okay, okay! You guys were right, there I've said it! But I still say - if we escape this, we get the frell away from this death-trap place!"
Post by Neo Calrissian on Feb 19, 2011 12:58:51 GMT -5
Torque's aim was true, and the bullet struck the glowing orb at the core. A cry reverberated around the room, shaking the fortress to it's very foundations. A floor up, Brazier and Safecharm looked around, wondering what could possibly be up. "What do you think's going on down there, my friend?" "Dunno. I just hope our comrades have got everything under control..."
+++ After Torque shot the core, it was knocked off it's podium and rolled onto the floor close the bubble swiftly surrounding Perceptor. Prime Nova's voice was heard again. "HA! YOU HAVE NO IDEA! HERE, I HAVE LIMITLESS POWER!" The orb pulsed again, and the creepers began to snake towards Torque across the floor, crackling with electricity. The bubble, now suspended in the air and closing on Perceptor, began to shrink. The drones coming towards Smokescreen began firing low-level lasers, just painful enough to hinder him...
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Feb 23, 2011 14:17:07 GMT -5
After transforming too late to escape the opening of the bubble that no longer existed, Perceptor instinctively stuck out his arms and legs in an attempt to stop the bubble from closing in on him and crushing him. 'One theory that is for certain, is that I'm about to become attenuated unless I remedy my current situation!'
In a desperate move, Perceptor aimed his shoulder mounted light canon and fired, hoping that laser blast would break the metal bubble's wall and that the inside wasn't magnetically sealed resulting in the laser bolt ricocheting.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Mar 4, 2011 9:18:56 GMT -5
The inside of the sphere was not, in fact, magnetically sealed, a testament to Prime Nova's carelesness, and Perceptor burst from the bubble, rolling and landing an arm's length away from the glowing core. Immediatley, manacles snapped up, attepmting to grab him, with only the one on his right wrist actually trapping him to the floor. As the lasers aimed at Smokescreen intensified, and the creepers grew ever neerer to Torque, Prime's voice was heard again- but this time, he sounded a touch nervous. "YOU... YOU SHALL BE MY HOSTS! I AM THE WARRIOR... INCARNATE! NONE! MAY! TOUCH! ME!"
Torque managed to push himself onto his hands and knees and crawled away from the creepers before using his feet to push himself forwards and land back in the prone position. He pointed his sniper rifle at the glowing core near Perceptor.
"Hang tight Perceptor. This could get a little rough!" He called out as he squeezed the trigger.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Mar 4, 2011 18:41:44 GMT -5
Perceptor had been trying to grab his blaster with his left hand form his gun compartment, but it was located on his right leg. He then shielded his face with his left forearm when he heard Torque's warning.
The low lasers stung his legs, at first just an annoyance as he tried to fire back in retaliation. Only now he was down on one knee as the blasts stopped stinging and began to cause damage, worse yet he was beginning to become completely surrounded.
"Anyone else getting real tired of hearing that bot's voice?!", he muttered out loud.
Smokescreen began pushing and shoving at the drones trying to physically fight back as well as use his blaster, but was outnumbered. In desperation he began emitting a magnetic field, usually this was reserved for seekers that were on his tail to disrupt their radar and guidance systems, he had no idea what effect it might, if any have on the drones - and he only had one other option left if this didn't work..
Post by Neo Calrissian on Mar 16, 2011 17:10:42 GMT -5
Smokescreen wouldn't have to listen for much longer. His pulse knocked the drones to the floor, and their optics blinked out. But the real clincher was Torque's shot at the core. As the bullet struck, it erupted in a shower of a flame, buffeting Perceptor away and slamming him into the wall of the chamber. The creepers contracted and shriveled. The bubble that had encapsulated Perceptor melted. One last scream came from Prime Nova- and then cut out suddenly. Pipes ruptured across the walls. Hatches blew and steam filled the room. A massive fireball erupted up and out of the pedestal where the Spark of Prime Nova had once stood... And the lights cut out. +++ For each of the Autobots, the next cycle passed in a blur. A few dots of light appeared, and a few shouts- one of the voices sounding like Safecharm. Smokescreen couldn't feel his right arm, Perceptor, closest to the blast, was physically mangled, and Torque's armor was burned badly; their bodies were all stiff and cracked. Neck braces and stretchers were soon applied, and although they knew that the medics were trying to comfort them, their voices were muffled. All they could here was the voice of Prime Nova, echoing through their minds... "NOT OVER!!! NOT OVER!!! NOT OVER!!!" To be continued...?