Transformers Quest 6: Heaps of RuinationPastebin is uphttp://pastebin.com/u/Telechan4Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JoeBobotronWith a disorienting -zzap- you find yourself in the well lit cargo hold of the Decepticon freighter. A low rumble issues from your sharp toothed maw as you settle for a moment, finally out of immediate danger. The whining sound of the ships engines tell you that your refuge wont be in one place for long.Deep below the surface, in an makeshift dock in a coolent drainage pipe, you asses your situation. Havin followed the crooked Medic Knockout to locate the damaged junky you had left with him you had found the Decepticon supply post and almost a dozen Cons. After killing most of the grunts you were seriously injured in a fight with thier comander Dead End. Making a break for it you discovered that a pair of fire breathing monsters were blocking your exit so you did the only thing that would put you in a positive position and teleported aboard the Decepticon ship.A loud bang on the freighters' outer hull sends shuddering vibrations throughout the hold. Seems like whatever was out there wanted in. >(continued)
>>33594006Looking around you find yourself surrounded by crates, lockers, chests and cases. On one side of the hold is an elevator.You rumble again as your tentacles ease you into a low crouch, one gently prodding the melted surface of your snout and face.You should probably get in touch with your friends, who knows what they have gotten into. On the other hand Knockout should be above you somewhere and you can't let your prey escape. You could also examine the cargo for anyting of use like weapons or repair kits. Or you could just eat it to replenish energon.Energon Reserve-93/171 HP- 34/72>Contact your comrades>Examine cargo>Devour cargo>Locate Knockout
>>33594033>Examine cargoMay as well. We obviously need upgrades after that disaster of a fight.
>>33594086>>33594109>Examine cargoExhaling exhaust, you transform. Sparks shoot from under your chest plate and a bolt of agony through your torso.You growl and examine the cargo more closely.The crates would probably be energon cubes but the rest could be anything really.>Roll 1d100 Perception, +3 deduction
>>33594575You make Primus proud, boy.
Rolled 98>>33594585>>33594575He uses a roll under system. GG
The dice gods are laughing at us.I swear, EVERY SINGLE ROLL UNDER SYSTEM gets this shit. 3 rolls over 96, christ.
So what happens when this character dies? Cause it doesn't look like he's getting off the boat alive.
>>33594692Spark transplant, obviously.
>>33594564>>33594575>>33594599>>33594607>One success!>Crit Fail!You fiddle with the handles and locks on a few cases and find all are securely sealed. Among them you find a nanite field repair kit, but it to is locked. Carrying the kit you move between stacks of crates and find a large locker and try to pull it open. No luck.With a snarl you shake the locker then kick it hard in the center. It rattles and a case falls off of the top.Banging onto the ground its lid pops open and a grenade rolls out. A red light flashes on it.>Roll 1d100 Agility, +3 martial arts
Rolled 97>>33594902incoming 100
>>33594692>>33594893Transformers are wonderfully easy to resurrect. Except those Cons you ate, they gone.I have actually anticipated us dying since this is such a lethal system, there might be a way out or a way to continue on after but if we die here that's it for Kracken
Rolled 93>>33594938>>33594951We're dead...>>33594988Oh good. Now we'll only be horribly maimed.
Rolled 19>>33594902cmon crit fail
>>33595005Oh didn't mean to revote, sorry. Not that it matters now I guess.
>>33595035The dice gods want us dead, not much we can do about it.
>>33595098Well... maybe we'll get badly maimed, and fall out through the hole the bomb makes to somewhere relatively safe?
>>33595140>giant fire breathing bug bots outside>safe
>>33594938>>33594951>>33594988>>33595005>Rolled one SuccessYou grit your teeth and throw yourself backwards, slamming into some crates and rebounding off to side. As you do an explosion rips through the cargo hold.The shock wave sends cargo flying outwards and you get swept up in the debris. Your joints strain and your hull dents as you are battered about.>HP- 24/72Struggling to orient yourself you push upwards, and are promptly thrown sideways. Momentarily panicking you think maybe more explosives went off, only to discover the entire ship is tilting madly. A gaping hole can be seen in the hull where the locker had been. The lights of the cargo hold have gone out on that side and the ominous red light of the drain pipe filters through.You and the cargo are currently sliding towards the side with the hole, and you here the sound of splashing.Another banging shudder runs through the ship.>You should dive through the hole and transform>You should teleport up to the deck, tough someone might still be up there>You should teleport out to the side and get clear>Other(please specify)
>>33595402>>You should dive through the hole and transformRun away. We're obviously not batman.
>>33595402>You should dive through the hole and transformWe outie
>>33595402>Teleport out to the side and get clearNo, we aren't batman, but we also aren't rolling well enough to fuck with whatever's hitting the boat.
>>33595402>>You should teleport out to the side and get clearSomething's shooting the ship from the outside....Is it really a good idea to go outside, where those things are, outside?
>>33595716No, the hole was made by the grenade.>>33595402>>You should dive through the hole and transform
>>33594006>Transformers QuestWhere's number 5?
>>33595744Oh shit, yeah.Man, I gotta get my shit together then, sorry.Guess I'm switching my vote to>out ze hole
>>33595778https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/33323880/#33332182>>33595463>>33595547>>33595744>You should dive through the hole and transformWith a grunt you shoulder a large case that had just slid into you. This ship was going down fast. You need an exit and only one presented itself.Lifting yourself up onto a crate, the sound of your grinding gears screeching through your head, you roll sideways and allow gravity to do your work for you. You tumble head over heels, rolling along an uneven path made of the Decepticons cargo and find yourself airborne for a moment.With a snarl of pain you transform and dive into the dark liquid of the waste chemicals. Swimming around some cargo and shards of ship hull you get some distance, then turn against the rapid current.You see a lot of debris in the faint red light, a massive shadowy blotch that must be the ship drifting to the side, where beams of light and streams of fire can be seen through the murk. They slam into the side of the wounded freighter an your sure it will hit the coolant soon. Your mind races as you think of your next move.>Travel down stream, you may be able to get on the ship down the line.>Leave, you aren't in good enough shape to deal with whatever is going on up there.>Go to the surface and check things out.>Other(please specify)
>>33596083>>Leave, you aren't in good enough shape to deal with whatever is going on up there.We went from full health and ER to less than half health and ER in the space of about 3 updates. It's time to throw in the towel.
Rolled 78>>33596083>>Leave, you aren't in good enough shape to deal with whatever is going on up there.
>>33596083>>Leave, you aren't in good enough shape to deal with whatever is going on up there.Time to accept we suck.
>>33596174I was there when the dream of being batman died.
>>33596083>>Leave, you aren't in good enough shape to deal with whatever is going on up there.Any way we can contact our buddies and ask 'em to meet up with us or something?
>>33596214Then probably go find a bar and drink ourselves into oblivion. I'm beginning to see why Kraken never amounted to much.
>>33596309Come on now, we've done pretty well in combat up to this point, we just had a string of really bad luck and our buddies weren't there to support us.Nobody wins every battle.
>>33596461We got curbstomped by dead end. That's worth getting shitfaced for.
>>33596126>>33596156>>33596174>>33596214>>Leave, you aren't in good enough shape to deal with whatever is going on up there.Your growl, the sound echoing about in the liquid and mixing with the sounds coming from above.You aren't strong enough to deal with this. Not after so many millennia of inactivity. You've been to long from the game.You flick your tentacles forward and propel yourself back. Turning, you swim with the current down the pipeline and away from the battle. As you swim, looking for an exit, you gulp down the waste chemicals in the hopes of extracting whatever energon you can.>Energon Reserve-103/171You turn down a side pipe that has a very slow current. Traveling through the fluid you pass through several cisterns and tanks until finally you reach an area that has rusted metal grating above you.Tearing through you pull yourself into a tunnel. The same red lighting gives the area a dark and gloomy ambiance, the sounds of pumps can be heard of to your right, in the direction you came from.You transform and sigh, activating your commlink."Copper, Gyro, you come in."You wait a klik.Then a burst of static comes from the comm and fades to nothing. Seems you're to far away for the signal to reach.>Travel back the way you came, see if you can find a pump station and use its equipment.>Keep moving the way you were, try and find a way to the surface.>Teleport upwards and hope for the best.
>>33596605>Teleport upwards and hope for the bestLet's take one last chance
>>33596605>>Keep moving the way you were, try and find a way to the surface.Going back means dealing with hostiles. We all know how teleporting blind turned out last time. So this is the only real option.
>>33596605>>Keep moving the way you were, try and find a way to the surface.We've learned our lesson about teleporting blindly...
>>33596649>>33596692>>Keep moving the way you were, try and find a way to the surface.Moving through the tunnels proves an exhausting experience for your damaged boy. The only light is the dark red of the tunnels and the brief flashes of sparks shooting out of you.Several times you have to transform to pry open rusted, broken doors. You cross several pools of waste, being careful to avoid the ones full of acid from the surface.Eventually you come to a service elevator.Unfortunately it doesn't work.Gritting your teeth you transform and begin to climb. The elevator shaft seems to go up forever, you spend about an hour crawling upwards. You pass by several side tunnels but ignore them to continue your ascent. When you finally reach the top you find it blocked by heavy blast doors.You snarl once again.>Pry them open.>Teleport to the other side.>Go back down to a side exit.>Other (please specify)
>>33597033>>Teleport to the other side.Foolish door, thinking you can stop us
>>33597033>Teleport to the other sideDoes the same as prying them open without exposing ourself to getting blown the fuck up while we open the door.
>>33597033>>Pry them open.Why waste energon and have a chance of something catastrophic happening to us?
>>33597033>>Pry them open.Teleporting blind should be reserved for dire situations.
>>33597120>>33597163>Teleport to the other sideGlaring at the doors you teleport.>83/171With a -zzap- you appear on the other side, now standing on the former obstacle. Around you is... scaffolding. Lots of it. A vast network of bars and metal planks in a ramshackle arrangement going on and outward for kilometers. It's dark here as well, the only lights belonging to large lamp lights so spread out that there was maybe a couple every square kilometer.It is deathly silent here.>Try contacting your friends again.>Climb higher.>Move in the direction you believe will take you closer to the market.>Other (please specify)
>>33597326>>Try contacting your friends again.
>>33597337>Making noise in eerily silent areaHow about no>Climb higher.
>>33597326>>Climb higher.We'll get somewhere eventually..
>>33597326>Climb higher.Get as high as possible to broadcast a more efficient signal.
>>33597355>>33597383>>33597395>>Climb higher.The predatory programing of your alt mode is on edge. It's too quiet.You extend your tentacles upwards and begin climbing again, moving from bar to bar with a fluid grace.>Roll 1d100 Dexterity, +3martial arts
Rolled 65>>33597473Time to shatter the scaffolding
Rolled 51>>33597473COMING DOWN LADIES
Rolled 96>>33597473pls don't die pls don't die pls don't die
>>33597496>>33597516>>33597533>>33597568>Roll 2 successes!You creep your way up, silent as a deep sea predator. Your tentacles keep your weight spread evenly and you're able to avoid any tools or parts lying on the various platforms.After a while, no ceiling in sight, you begin to hears faint sounds. Quiet, furtive whispers and muffled growling voices.>Investigate.>Move away from the sounds and upwards.>Move in another direction.>Other (please specify)
>>33597678>>Move away from the sounds and upwards.We will die if it's hostile. Not worth the risk.
>>33597678>InvestigateLets find out who they are and what they're up to.
>>33597678>>Move away from the sounds and upwards.
>>33597678>Move away from the sounds and upwards.
>>33597678>>Move away from the sounds and upwards.We are not batman.
Rolled 71>>33597678>>Investigate.Isn't Kraken a detective?so we detectivate
>>33597935He's a mostly dead detective who will be completely dead after whatever is making those noises sees him. Since he is not batman.
>>33597691>>33597720>>33597743>>33597773>>Move away from the sounds and upwards.You don't have the time or the energon for another skirmish.Pulling yourself sideways and upwards you move away from the direction of the voices. Each tentacle moving with a careful and deliberate precision.>Roll 1d100 Dexterity, +3martial arts
Rolled 45>>33597743>>33597773this is so obviously samefag...>>33597970
>>33597988>implying there are more than 2 people here
Rolled 56 + 3>>33597970Just wondering, what time is it for you guys?It's almost 2 am here, so I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep myself up..
>>335981131:48East coast best coastAlso questing obliterated my sleep schedule and internal clock
>>33598153I know that feel
>>33598175Is that leonidas?
Rolled 79>>33598153I'm there with you brother.
>>33597984>>33597988>>33597996>>33597999>Roll four successes!You practically glide away. Moving off into the distance for 20 or so minutes then continuing your ascent.It takes another hour of careful climbing before you see any noticeable changes in the environment.As you got higher the amount of lights decreased significantly. You eventually leave the lights behind entirely, everything at your eye level and above being in complete darkness.Reaching up your tentacle encounters a platform. Climbing on top you take a moment to rest.It seems your internal systems have stemmed any energy bleed, you stopped sparking awhile ago, but you are still severely damaged.>Try the commlink.>Keep moving up.>Move in a more horizontal direction.>Other (please specify)
>>33598244>>Try the commlink.
>>33598244>>Keep moving up.
>>33598244>Try the commlink.
>>33598244try the commlink
>>33598175>>33598229Please help I miss the wonderful embrace of sleep>>33598244>Try the commlink.
>>33598244>>Try the commlink.Well.. I've reached my limit, the sweet temptation of sleep is too strong to resist now.Good luck, you guys. Don't die
>>33598421Oh we'll die. And you could've stopped us.
>>33598421>Being able to sleepGoddamit you lucky bastard
>>33598421and those were his last words, as we bled out on the floor
>>33598258>>33598281>>33598305>>33598308>>33598324>>Try the commlink.Looking out on the sea of stars and the darkness expanding ever outwards above it you reach to the commlink with a tentacle."Gyro, Copper, are you there?" you ask in a hushed voice.A moment passes."Chief? CHIEF? Primus slagitall you rust brained fool! Where the frag are you?!" Gyros frantic voice asks over the comm."Keep it down." You growl, not as quietly as you should have."Oh go suck an exhaust port! You disappear and then we're up to our optics in Cons, no one has heard from you in hours! We thought you were slag!""I still function. Barely.""Where are you?""Haven't a clue. Some kind of unfinished caverns. It's all scaffolds, and dark.""Oh you tin plated fool. What happened.""Decepticons. A lot of 'em.""We're in the same assembly line then. As soon as you left some glowing seeker melted his way through the roof and started attacking us. Had a whole squadron with him. Tried going the way you did but I doubt we went the same route.""Hope not, I left some nasty things back there.""Yeah well we're moving to the Autobot dropship now, they said Wreckers and those Lightning Strike guys were on the way to reinforce us. Chief where are you, seriously. I don't like Wreckers."You roll your optics."I'm making progress. Hows Copper?""Right 'ere.""Huh, you've been quiet.""Well we ARE trying to be covert.""Oh covert my aft...""Good news though! Found our friend stashed ina maintenance hatch. Looks better but still ain't talkin'""Heh." you chuckle at that. You weren't sure you'd ever find the burnout now.>"Alright you guys keep moving, I'll catch up.">"Ask around and see if anyone knows where I am, come and get me.">"Wait till you get reinforcements then try and find me." >Other(please specify)
>>33598705>>"Alright you guys keep moving, I'll catch up."
>>33598705>"Alright you guys keep moving, I'll catch up."
>>33598705>lighting strike.....grimlocks guys in FOC were originally the lightning strike right?
>>33598705>"Alright you guys keep moving, I'll catch up."Could we try to open that med kit now?
>>33598798Before they were Dinobots they were:The Lightning Strike Coalition Force!>>33598750>>33598751>>33598866>>33598875 ha ha, the Unicron Medley just came on in my play list. "Alright you guys keep moving, I'll catch up.""Ya sure lad?""Yes. Don't want you getting ambushed trying to find me.""Ahlright, suite yerself.""Be careful okay?" "No worries, been hurt before. Will again. Probably" You shut the commlink off but leave the channel open.Sitting on the platform, surrounded by darkness and silence, you feel a certain sense of peace. Your comrades were safe, that means you had to get to them in one piece.A hatch opens behind your dorsal fin and you pull the med kit out. Time to try some first aid. >Roll 1d100 strength, +3martial arts.
Rolled 34>>33599052That's..a weird stat for medkit use. But ok.
Rolled 87>>33599069The medkit was locked.
Rolled 20>>33599089And apparently remains so
Rolled 37>>33599052Hope this works
>>33599069>>33599089>>33599098>>33599117>Roll 3 successes!Holding the medkit before you, you carefully put the end that opens a fraction of the way into your maw. Teeth just barely past the edge, you bite down and shear off the locking mechanism.You transform and feel about in the case. There are three cylinders inside, each half the size of your fist.Pulling one out you fiddle with it until your find a toggle on the top and a button on one side. You flip the switch and press the button and you fell it shift slightly. A light appears from the bottom which is opening like a flower.Quickly angling it towards yourself a grey cloud emerges and swarms around you. The nano bots crawl into your hull and begin replacing damaged circuitry with their own bodies, becoming new parts and wires.>HP- 54/72You sigh in relief.>Use another.>Save them.
>>33599277>>Use another.Unless we self-regenerate over time, no reason not to.
>>33599277>Use another>>33599296We can heal by "sleeping" but we have no safe place to do that right now, so best to play it safe and use the medkit to heal to full.
>>33599277>Save themShit could very easily go down soon, we might need this.
>>33599358>not at full health>shit might go down>WE NEED TO SAVE MEDKITSwat
>>33599385"shit might go down" means "we might trip or step on a nail" with the way we've been rolling.
>>33599404>Horrifying sharktopus meets his natural enemy>It's a nail
>>33599296>>33599322>Use another.Once the tingling subsides you stretch. Gears and servos whir, and a sharp pain crosses your sternum. The nanobots did good work, but your not at maximum operating efficiency yet.Taking another cylinder you activate it and let the nanobots engulf you. The tingle spreads throughout your hull, finding every crack and scratch.>HP- 72/72You clench your fists in front of you. Though you can't see them, you feel amazing as your nimble fingers open and close."Hmm." you nod to yourself.Standing at the edge of the platform, you look out across the sea of bars and platforms. The lights far below continue to twinkle.You need to get moving. Time to join up with your comrades.>Ascend, it is the only real way.>Try and see anything out in the distance.>Go find those voices you were hearing.>Other (please specify)
>>33599568>>Ascend, it is the only real way.
>>33599568>Ascend, it is the only real way.
>>33599568>Go find those voices you were hearing.Voices are always good!
>>33599592>>33599614>>33599641>>Ascend, it is the only real way.You swing your arms in front of you. Rotate one shoulder, then another. "Right."Transforming, you reach upwards and begin climbing again. You find it far easier now. Tentacle after tentacle reaches upwards, feeling for the next bar and lifting you up as the tentacles at your sides reach out to stabilize you.Your ascent is swift, consuming the distance with a gluttony you usually reserve for enemies.Eventually you reach what at first you think is a platform, but after trying to get around it for some time you realize it is the ceiling.You've reached the top, now the only question is what to do. You could try teleporting again, but if the roof is too thick you could get shunted right back down. You could try to tear your way through though that would be loud, or try to find an exit, though that would be difficult in the dark.>Teleport.>Rip and Tear.>Try and find an exit.>Other (please specify)
>>33599830>>Try and find an exit.Let's try to find an exit
>>33599830>Try and find an exit.
>>33599830>>Rip and Tear.Screw it. I have a fondness for those three words in conjunction.
>>33599876>>33599897>Try and find an exit.Not wanting to cause a ruckus or waste energy you decide to see if you can locate a hatch or something. There had to be a way to the roof, most building on Cybertron had dozens of entrances and exits.>Roll 1d100 Perception
>>33600016>rolled one success!You fan your tentacles out and feel along the ceiling. You grope along for almost half an hour, trying to find some kind of variation in the smooth surface. After awhile you realize that it's gently sloping in one direction.Traveling upwards along the slant, your tentacles encounter a seam in the ceiling.Deciding one way was as good as another you move off to your right. It takes another half hour when you encounter a ridge to one side of the seam. Feeling out its shape you discover a square access hatch. You pull the lever at its center and it opens with a pressurized hiss. Through the opening is a lightly lit tunnel with a ladder. You slither your way up and into it and climb a few dozen meters until you reach another hatch.Going through you find yourself greeted with open sky. Thankfully the rain has stopped, though the roof top is slick with acid. The chemical stench assaults your olfactory sensors.Gazing out you see that you are on a giant domed building that is flanked by a pair of skeletal towers that dwarf the massive building.You growl lightly.You seem to be near the iron oxide pigment factory, a big blocky structure where material from the sea of rust is turned into Urayas' signature red and yellow paints. All around you the city burns.While you finally know where you are your frown deepens.You've gone in the completely wrong direction.----------------------------------------------------------Thus will end Transformers Quest 6Look for Transformers Quest 7: Nothin' But Misery, Friday around noonish.As always any comments, questions, demands that I run at a better time are welcome
>>33600224>Friday around noonish.Damn you! I'm scheduled to be meeting with my GURPS group around that time...
>>33600390My apologies anon, it should run for most of the day(if not all)
>>33600609Don\t worry. I'm not too bootyblasted, I'll still be able to vote for stuff for an hour or two.