Post by Jazzman Crothers on Aug 1, 2011 0:41:52 GMT -5
As the Raider's moved on, the small group of Decepticons, still cloaked, moved a little closer but still very much out of sight of the Autobots. They were now on an angle against the course the Raiders were moving in.
Spectre, the leader of this rag tag group, looked around and spotted something. "Ahh! Perfect. You, take these. Then we shall get in position and have our sport!"
With the orders given, the Decepticons began to make their move and prepare. The signal was very weak but every Raider was able to see that there was something up in front of the Team's position.
The further the Raiders moved into the dead zone of twisted bodies, the more the area looked like an unrecognizable war torn city. Building, towers that once stood tall and bridges that stretched long that carried Cybertron's traffic once fully transformed out, laid on the ground in piece of scrap and ruined metal. The idea that anyone could use this place as shelter was far fetched, but the dead Empty's that were about proved that many gather here in false hope.
Ratchet stopped for a moment. The Raiders close to him could see him taking a closer look at the dead bodies. "Strange. Its as if only certain parts of there bodies were taken away. Much of the torso and legs are gone. The arms and heads have been left behind with the expectation of what could of been larger then average shoulder components."
As Ratchet finished his statement, the orbital beacon began to report the presence of something up ahead.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Aug 1, 2011 10:04:16 GMT -5
Max Convoy confirmed Valkyrie's question. *com*"Comfirmed, proceed with caution. Raiders get ready to fan out and take fighting positions. Raider 5, Raider 8 move up and get ready to rain down on any Decepticons. Raider 4 maintain the rear. But be careful everyone, it could be Emptys."*com*
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Aug 11, 2011 11:35:39 GMT -5
As the Raiders moved on, the signals they were picking up ahead of their position turned in to three separate signals. Still and unmoving. The Autobots who had taken point ahead of the group should of seen something by now, but with so much wreckage all around, there were too many hiding places all about.
Then the orbital beacon when louder as the three signals began to move. Max Convoy's voice was heard over the comlink. *com*"Raiders defensive! We have movement! Scouts do you see anything?"*com*
No one could see anything. The orbital beacon displayed that the three objects had separated from their positions and were now homing on the group from different angles.
Max Convoy didn't receive his answer about what was coming at them from his look outs, he saw it for himself. A thermo mine revealed it's self as it came straight for the Raiders from the left flank.
Max Convoy realized he couldn't blast it in time to save those around him. Instead, he pushed Paraphus out of the way of harm and towards Ratchet. The thermo mine impacted on Max's chest, knocking the Raider leader clean off his feet.
The second mine headed straight for Retroblazer, Aqualec and Valkyrie. The third was running up the pile of debrie close to Torque.
Quickshot watched through the scope but never did see anything, not until some thermo mines came from no where. He tried lining one up and shooting it, hopefully keeping it from getting to his comrades.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Aug 12, 2011 13:12:47 GMT -5
Retroblazer watched the landscape build up and the bodies increase in frequency. He sighed slightly and tried to keep focused amidst the destruction. However, as soon as the orbital beacon picked up life signs, he was on his toes, keeping a lookout for any threats to the team- unfortunately, amid the wreckage of the city, he failed to see the thermo mines. He only just had time to see Max Convoy go down before he spotted the one hurtling towards Aqualec, Valkyrie and him, and without even thinking, he charged towards it, opening fire with his scrapmaker and hoping that, if he couldn't detonate it from a safe distance, he could at least make sure it didn't wound his comrades. He shouted back over his shoulder. "Get down!!"
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Aug 13, 2011 2:17:49 GMT -5
Ratchet followed Paraphus to pull him back from Max Convoy. "Here Autobot, you need this!"
Ratchet then threw a grenade of his own at Max, a healing grenade full of nanomites. The small robot began to race all over Max Convoy's body, healing the wounds he just suffered so he wouldn't lose anymore energon.
The Raider leader looked Paraphus, his optics began to close as the healing grenade went to work. Ratchet then pulled Paraphus back towards Max. "Get him talking while I attend to his repairs!"
Quickshot was true to his name. With one distinct shot, he managed to stop a thermal mine from hitting Torque. Bits of the mine showered Torque, whipping his body with small bits of sharp metal.
The mine Retroblazer coming for Retroblazer didn't look as if it would be stopped in time. The scarpmaker took it's time getting warmed up as the mine flew in faster. Then as the scrapmaker was at its top spinning speed, the mine exploded. Again another Raider was showered with shrapnel as Retroblazer felt sharp metal hitting his body.
"Max is down! Defensive positions!" Yelled Maverick as he dug in and began to scan for anything to shoot at.
As Aqualec heard that Max Convoy was hurt, he rushed back the way the Raiders had came. "Quickly, we have to make sure Maximus is all right!"
Before the hero of the Aerialbots forces could take over and lead the Raiders in the right direction with their leader down, a sniper bolt lanced across the landscape -
- hitting Aqualec in the back of the head, busting the back of his head wide open.
Aqualec's lifeless body hit the ground right next to Valkyrie. His optics stared out at her in a look of bewilderness while his mouth hung open. His hands shook a little due to the energon over flow that was occuring within his body. But it was clear, he was gone.
Watching through a target scope that he just used to kill the Aerailbot, Spectre was all to happy with the scene he created. "Ooooooo! This is simply priceless! Lets see if they fall for the set up now!" Still off in the distance and cloaked, Spectre continued to hide in the shadows with his crew behind him doing the same.
And then if matters couldn't get worse, the orbital beacon began to go crazy. Some 100 or more life signals were being picked up from right in front of the group, forming a much larger group themselves.
"SNIPER." shouted Valkyrie, recognizing the type of kill shot.
"Did anyone see the muzzleflash... or at least see where the shot came from?" she asked, hoping someone had gotten a glimpse...
She charged her rifle, then looked at the the powering down form of Aqualec, not being able to do anything, she had to shake her head... breaking cover with a sniper was suicide, unless you were invisible... So she hoped Quickshot was able to have seen something.
It didn't help matter that her scanners were also going crazy with the new energy signatures.
"Slaggin acid rain... If any of us could be in the air, that wouldn't have happenned." she muttered, trying to make herself feel better...
In reality, they may be down a flyer, but there could have been some confirmation of where the shot came from.
Post by Neo Calrissian on Aug 14, 2011 2:12:20 GMT -5
Retroblazer was knocked back slightly by the detonation of the mine, but didn't lose his footing. He covered his face with his arms as the shrapnel exploded outwards, grunting slightly as the shards caused gouges and scrapes in his armor. Sensing that his chest had also been badly burned, he dusted himself off and turned around to check on Aqualec and Valkyrie- only to realize with dismay that Aqualec had been taken down by a sniper. His optics darkened slightly and he bowed his head, but only for second- he was almost immediately focused again, and turned to Aqualec. "Are you okay? Are you injured?" He hurried back over to her, walking slightly askew due to the large piece of shrapnel lodged in his knee. He started looking her up and down for injuries, all the time becoming increasingly worried by the lifesigns appearing from the orbital beacon...
Post by Jazzman Crothers on Aug 14, 2011 12:45:20 GMT -5
Having being in the rear for most of what went down, Powerplay ran up from the back, not wanting to miss anymore action. He ran up to where Max Convoy was and saw his leader and friend hurt and down. Filled with angry, he ran up the closest hill, looked out across the ruined landscape and began to fire randomly at any possible place where a sniper could be. "Show yourselves you cowards! I got hot projectiles for every one of you slag sucking waste pipes!"
*com*"Stand down Powerplay! Thats an order"*com* Max Convoy's voice came over the comlink, weak but still full of authority. He hadn't said anything since getting hit by the mine. He only focused on Paraphus' voice to keep him in the land of moving parts. Once he heard Powerplay going crazy, he fully snapped back to reality.
Ratchet kept working on the Raider leader as he continued to give orders. *com*"Quickshot and Torque, the sniper is yours. Find him... can't let the Decepticons have that advantage. "*com*
Thunder from above began to boom across the sky. Max, those it hurt to talk, began again. *com*"Powerplay, get your crankcase back to protecting our rear. Everyone else form up, out flank those new signals and, NNN, engage. Be careful...."*com*
Max then looked up at Paraphus. "You better... help your fellow Raiders. Ratchet and his team will take care of the rest."
As Max Convoy finished speaking to Paraphus, another boom was heard. But instead of thunder it came from the sniper rifle that was heard earlier. This time, muzzle flash was visible, and it was in the same general area that Quickshot calculated the first shot came from.
Torque, with his armour scorched and covered with small smouldering holes, kept his optics to his scope, looking at the area Quickshot pointed out to him.
+++COMM+++ "There! I saw the muzzle flash of the enemy sniper!" +++COMM+++
He quickly sent the exact co-ordinates to Quickshot. He fired at the spot where he saw the muzzle flash, hoping that if he didn't hit his target, he'd be able to flush him out.
Swift moved from the rear to the left flank, only looking over his shoulder to see Aqualec's body. He cursed and raised his weapon and peering through the scope, hoping to catch an enemy in his sights and blow them away.
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