+ silent COM to Max Convoy+ "Commander, incoming Twelve O'clock... I can't get a clear read on the signal, but it looks friendly, Over. she said, trying to clean up the signal.+COM+
+COM+"Raider 4! Did you copy Raider's transmissions? Contact in front of you, over"+COM+
+COM+"Raider 9 no personal transmissions, the entire team has to know what the others see!+COM+
Quickshot called in the confirmation of the detected contact. +COM+"Confirmation on contact, friendly. Its Maverick sire."+COM+
Powerplay saw Maverick running towards him and Aqualec. The large Tankbot took position to cover the Aerialbot as he came in to meet with the rest of the group.
Max called over to everyone, except Powerplay, Retroblazer, Torque and Onix, for a quick meeting. Maverick, the aggressive wildcard of a air warrior, began to speak. "Who the frag took to the air a astro-second ago? If I was a Decepticon I would of claim me a trophy just now!"
"Not now Maverick. Report!" Said Max Convoy taking control of the situation right away.
"I've been hiding this entire time. Energy readings are scattered. We might have Emptys or we might have a squad of Decepticons. No way to tell since I've remained out of sight since I got here."
Aqualec spoke up. "If I may, the chances that we have Decepticons here is high. Whether or not the life signs were detecting are Emptys, it seems the Decepticons are out to get them. So I doubt they would leave with leaving any great number of them behind."
Max thought about this and decided on a quick plan. "Right! Here's what were doing. Retroblazer is taking point with Aqualec as his guide. Valkyrie your to shadow them but remember, if you see an Empty you are not to approach them. Your Decepticon symbols with scare the fuel out of their exhaust pipes! But if we encounter Decepticons, fool them then engage."
"Quickshot and Torque, maintain your positions, move as the group move and provide protection to our flanks. Powerplay and Swift, your bring up the rear. Paraphus, your with me and the two of us with cover Ratchet and his crew. Paraphus, at the first sign of trouble, your to assist Retroblazer with that Plasma 'Slag-Kicker' of yours. Ratchet, re-energize Maverick and then Maverick your between me and the rear."
As Max Convoy finished, a thunderous boom came from the sky. Storm clouds were coming in and static discharges were lighting up the sky. "And no one is to take to the sky. Storm is coming in, any acid rain is going to cut this visit really short so lets move! Open coms everyone!"
As the Raiders were finally organized and began to move out, the small, rusty Decepticon who had seen them from a far distance continued to watch them through his musket scope. He seemed eager in his activity and was getting excited.
Quickshot watched every horrizon he could, but knew that his battle pistol had a bit less range than the sniper Torque carried. It worked fine though as a spotting scope, and anything out of range he would call to Torque.
*com*"Not seeing anything yet, how about you Torque?"*com*
Post by Neo Calrissian on Jul 29, 2011 11:25:37 GMT -5
Retroblazer was surprised to be given point by Max, but took it with pride and beckoned to Aqualec to lead the way. Holding out his scrapmaker in front of him, he kept an eye out for any empties, prioritizing them over Decepticon warriors.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jul 30, 2011 0:08:40 GMT -5
The Decepticon who was spying on the Raiders from a distance heard something that was behind him. It was more of his comrades. He began to wave them other to where he was.
Max Convoy transmitted a message to his crew. *com* "And activating orbital beacon.... now."*com*
The detection device was activated, but nothing showed up on radar. The Raiders would have top continue further in.
Ahead of Aqualec, Retroblazer and Valkyrie, the dead bodies of the murdered Emptys began to appear.
Powerplay kept a mean watch on the rear along with Swift. "I'm telling you Swift, something don't feel right. Something ain't shiny at all."
The spying Decepticon was then joined by two more small Decepticons just like him, who were just as excited and aggressive as their partner was. The even fought over the scope of the musket to look down at the Autobots.
Then someone grabbed the musket from the three robots. A tall, slender Decepticon, black and purple, took the musket without protest. He looked down at the area were the Raiders were, then peered through the target scope. He realized that he was looking at an Autobot combat unit and even recognize such famous individuals such as Ratchet and Aqualec out of the group.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jul 30, 2011 10:16:11 GMT -5
Max Convoy comfirmed what Quickshot said over the comlink to everyone. *com*"Quickshot is right. Plus the orbital beacon will pick up a warrior faster as it picks up the energy signals of their weapons as well. Unless a Empty has managed to power up and grab himself a weapon...."*com*
Ratchet then added, *com*"Maximus, sometimes I've picked up an Empty with the orbital beacon but when I was close to their position.*com*
*com*"You heard him Raiders. Quickshot, you see anything in that area Torque was talking about?*com*
The Decepticon who was spying on the Raiders through the view of his musket scope thought he saw something. He saw the strange distortion that one with the power to cloak themselves from visual detection, just barely through the musket scope. As hard as it was to pick up by average Transformers, this Decepticon saw it for he too had the ability to cloak.
"Vanish." With one single command, all the Decepticon disappeared as they activated their cloaking powers. They also all ducked out of view.
One of the Decepticons asked a question. "Spectre, what is your command?"
"An excellent question. Before I decide, lets move. "
Completely unseen and undetected, the small squad of Decepticon began to move to another location. There was nothing in that area that Quickshot, Torque or the orbital beacon could see or detect.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Jul 30, 2011 18:06:08 GMT -5
Retroblazer sighed as he looked around and saw the bodies of Empties littering the ground around them. Taking a moment to close the closest's optics, he frowned internally, as his face portrayed no emotion. "Ah... pointless waste of life. Makes you think we could stop things like this if our precedence was different." Standing again, he kept an eye out for any living subjects. "Anything coming up on the orbital beacon? Remember- those cloakers are real sneaky."