Post by Neo Calrissian on Jul 28, 2011 15:41:47 GMT -5
Retroblazer had drawn away from the crowd of Raiders when he had seen the images Optimus had shown them. Usually a calm and collected bot, the utter destruction he had seen devastated him- he had devoted his existence to protecting others, trying to save them from the brutality of the Decepticons. Those pictures simply reminded that he was fighting a losing battle, that in the grand scheme of things, he couldn't even save those closest to him. And yet, he wouldn't give up. As much as he wanted to, he knew as long as there was a chance of him preventing the death of another bot, even at the cost of his own life, he would take those odds. As long as he was able and still standing, he wouldn't let what happened to Peregrine happen again. That he'd promised. He returned to the group to hear his friends shouting out to volunteer for the mission, and stood at the back of the Raiders squad. "I'm coming.", he said; not volunteering or asking for permission, simply stating a fact.
After re-energizing and rearming themselves, the Raiders with Aqualec leading the way were in area of Koan where the massacre of Emptys had been the worse.
They were to meet there contact, Maverick, a Aerialbot member of there team who had been stationed with a air defense squad for sometime now. He had been given back to the Raiders once they had chosen the mission to boast there number back up again. Maverick was the wildcard of the bunch. The loose canon that made other groan but his intentions made him a good friend and an excellent brother in arms.
Due to the nature of the mission, Max Convoy brought along extra equipment and weapons for his team. Pulling a medium-sized trailer, inside were extra ammo, grenades, two repair rays and and two X12 Scrapmakers for Retroblazer and Powerplay to use.
As well as Aqualec, Ratchet came along as well to attend to any Empty that survived. Ratchet was accompanied by two Autobots that could transform in to heavy transports. They pulled two large trailers behind them to carry any damaged Emptys they may find.
As they entered an area filled with mounds of scrap, Aqualec touched down. Max commanded the Raiders to stop and transform. Powerplay took his X12 Scrapmaker and took point, following Aqualec in first. Max instructed the others to secure the area. "You know what to do Raiders. Find any survivors and we want prisoners to question."
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jul 28, 2011 23:50:27 GMT -5
[com]"Negative Raider 9. Powerplay has point with Aqualec. Stay with Ratchet, over."
Max Convoy was beginning to wonder what was with his Raiders. Each of them were too eager to jump into danger it seemed. Perhaps it was his fault he thought. He knew he pushed them hard and even harder in a battle, but he also taught them to be careful and not to rush in to things too fast. Or had he? Maybe he had been so hard on them that running into danger was all they knew.
Too many doubts were running through his mind, and if he let it continue someone was going to get killed. He forced himself to focus on the task at hand and would deal with the Raiders later if he had to.
From his vantage point, Quickshot could see Powerplay escorting Aqualec into the area they had to explore. Then he saw someone running towards them. Quickshot recognized that someone as Maverick. Aqualec and Powerplay hadn't seen him yet.
Off in the distance, not too far from where the Raiders were and completely unseen, a rusty, small Decepticon was over looking the land. When Swift had flown upwards for a brief time, it had caught his attention. Through an target scope on an old musket rifle, the small Decepticon was able to watch the Raiders from a distance, completely unseen.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Jul 29, 2011 3:30:05 GMT -5
Retroblazer retrieved his X12 Scrapmaker fro the Max Convoy's trailer. "Not a fan of these things. Still, I suppose it's necessary." Taking a look around, he saw that most of the bots were pairing off and searching in twos. Spotting Paraphus, he approached him and tapped him on the shoulder. "I'm gonna see if I can find any survivors under the rubble. I could do with a spare pair of hands- you mind helping me out?"