Post by Neo Calrissian on Jul 25, 2011 16:50:27 GMT -5
Retroblazer looked up in horror as the destroyer strode towards them. Steeling himself for a very long, very hard battle, he was pleasantly surprised when Ironhide appeared and ended the simulation. He saluted as the veteran Autobot briefed them on the situation. He nodded and prepared to file out with the rest of the Raiders. "May I ask what it is he wants to discuss with us, Sir?"
"May I ask what it is he wants to discuss with us, Sir?"
"It ain't good Retroblazer. The slag is hitting the piston on this one for sure. C'mon, I'll leave it to Prime on this one."
After a few astro-minutes of making their way through Autobot command, the Raiders made their to the war room. Inside all the heavy hitting Autobot groups that were present in the ruins of Iacon were here. The Dynobots, the Wreckers and Jetfire's aerialbots were all waiting to here what Optimus Prime had to say.
Ironhide went over to join Optimus Prime who was flanked by Jazz, Ratchet, Prowl, Ultra Magnus and Kup. On the main screen, a large video relay that was big enough for all in the room to see and was used for visual instructions for any assigned mission, a combination of images was being put together for a briefing.
What could be made out on these images was that they were taken with a satellite. In there, the environment looked to be of a waste land of some kind. It looked like these pictures were of different battles that had taken place not too long ago. In each image, scorch marks were seen on the grounds and on random junk piles, as well as the disturbing presence of dead bodies all ripped apart and scattered across the area.
Max Convoy stood alone. As the leaders of their respected crews were surrounded by their soldiers, Max Convoy awaited his. His attention to the screen was eerie. It was as if he was hypnotized by the contents of these images and ignored everything around him. To Max Convoy, it was as if nothing else in the galaxy mattered, expect for what was happening in these images.
Paraphus had been watching the simulation as he'd been too afraid to go in. When it ended abruptly he waited by the exit and quickly fell into step behind Swift and stopped looking anxiously at him when he saw he seemed okay. When he saw the screen however he was frightened by the scene but also fasinated. He shrunk a little behind Swift.
"Very bad" he whispered.
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2011 17:42:35 GMT -5 by Highram
The pictures on the screen reminded Valkyrie of every battlefield she'd flown over.
The scene did send a chill up her servos though.
"So... the 'Cons have resorted to dismemberment... sadly it's hardly surprising..." she said, with a bit of sarcasm.
She then briefly raised her hand and spoke again.
"Sir, I don't mean to ask the obvious, but... No chance any of our recon satellites picked up anything about what happenned?" she asked, expecting a no... but also some clarification as to possibly why...
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jul 27, 2011 5:46:26 GMT -5
Max had whipped his head around after Valkyrie's first comment about the death and destruction the video screen was displaying. He then walked towards her to face her directly as she asked her question. His expression didn't lighten up as he spoke. "What we are looking at are citizens Valkyrie. In fact they were Emptys, Cybertron's unluckiest. The ones on the receiving end of the worse this war can toss at anyone."
The Autobot officers who were in conference with Optimus Prime began to give their Commander some room, as the leader of the Autobots was about to speak to everyone in the room.
Torque looked at the screens and trembled with anger.
"Nobody deserves that, especially them. I hate the 'Cons as much as the next 'Bot, but even I wouldn't kill a 'Con down on his luck like that. The Decepticons behind this need to pay, and the cost is gonna be high."
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jul 27, 2011 22:26:48 GMT -5
Optimus Prime walked up to the barrier that separated the second level from the first, down at his Autobot army and raised his hand up high for silence. The crowd died down to listen to their commander speak.
"What you are seeing here is the reason why we are fighting this war. To protect the innocent from the needly destruction that Megatron and his Decepticon have unleashed. This war for Cybertron has already taken too many. Too many friends and allies, and now the Decepticon prey upon those that can not fight back. The unfortunate, the ones that society have labeled as outcasts, are now the victims of war they never asked for and were never strong to fight in, or to even raise their voices high enough to voice their own opinions."
Some talk began around the room but it was quietly silenced by Optimus Prime again. "This is a reality that I refuse to accept! And whats worse, I believe that Megatron may be using the unfortunate outcasts of Cybertron for a sinister plot. To speak on that, I have invited someone to share will all of you what he witnessed."
Optimus Prime waved someone other. It was a Aerialbot that many knew as Aqualec. Famous for accomplishing many dangerous missions and putting others before him, he was an Autobot that many looked up to. Too many, he was a hero.
The young warrior took the panel and spoke. "Thank you Commander. Greeting my fellow Autobots. What Optimus has asked me to share with you in grim. I originally discovered the scene that you are seeing is in Koan. The Souther Polar State; all so known as the Badlands. What I saw there that you don't see in the pictures was a Decepticon Harvest Unit. These machines are designed for one purpose only, to recycle dead Cybertronians. Now I don't know about you, but it sickens me to think that our people are being turned into someone that is destroying us and soon the rest of the planet. So, with Optimus Prime's permission, I will be taking a squad of Autobots to stop this act."
Optimus Prime stepped forward. "The badlands of Koan are not for the weak of spark. This mission will be dangerous, so I ask for volunteers."
No one offered their service right after Optimus asked the question but talking amonst the Autobot broke out again.
"I would offer the Wreckers but we have a mission in Sonic Canyons to attend too."
"Emtpys of no concern to Grimlock! The weak serve no useful function."
"The skies of Koan are known for their acid rain clouds. Flying through that is suicide."
"The Raiders will go to Badlands of Koan!"
The room fell silent as all optics focused on Max Convoy. Max just looked at Optimus Prime, Aqualec and the rest of Optimus officers with a deadly serious expression, telling all that he meant what he said.
Optimus Prime then looked down at Max. "I meant what I said Maximus. This mission will only accept volunteers. Your troops can only go if they wish to."
Max Convoy then looked at his team with confidence. "You have heard what the Prime has said. What say you then?"
Powerplay unfolded his arms and stood proud. "I'll go. You'll have my and my axe!" The tankbot proclaimed proudly.
Max looked at the others. "And the rest of you, what do you say? Again into the pit, or stay here and hope that some other team might let you join them?"
Valkryie took a few moments to take in everything said, she was still processing it all when the speaking was done and there were no immediate volunteers.
She understood other assignments, but it was Grimlock's comment that really fried her circuits...
Then Max Convoy said the Raiders were going, only to have Optimus repeat the bit about volunteers.
"Well... I'm not dressed up as a 'Con to sit around here and do nothing... I'm in, Commander!" she said to Max Convoy.
"Besides... If the Raiders don't... Who will?" she asked, with a quick glare in Grimlock's direction...
The question did come out more pointed than intended, but it was true... The Wreckers were on their way to another mission... and at least one in the room felt it was 'no concern' to them... If anyone other than the Wreckers could pull it off, it was Max Convoy's Raider team... And after this, everyone would know it.
She was very much considering excusing herself with another snide remark in Grimlock's direction, but decided against it.
"Raider Nine... Ready to fly, sir!" she said, with a quick salute to Max.