Welcome to Transformers Quest 8: Wicked InclinationsPastebin http://pastebin.com/u/Telechan4Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JoeBobotron--------------------------------------------------Joints groaning and hissing, a slight visual spike of static, and a loud pop from your spine parade through your senses as you take a seat on one of the remaining benches. The Tramm station has surely seen better days. Not the same cheap plastic of the rest of the slums of Araya, the station was built of quality material meant to last. Millenia of neglect has seen the one bright metal turn to a rich brown red. A number of columns line the to walls on either side, one melted through at the base from your battle. The Tramm itself lies on its side on platform across from you.Outside, dark green skies ligh up with electrical discharge. Thankfully the acid rain had stopped.You let out a deep sigh of exhaust. It had been a long day.Your name is Kracken. Ex-lawbot. Monster of the Urayan slums.Frankly, you were to old and tired for this slag-sucking war.
>>33808535Now before we begin I just wanted to say a few things. First up, thanks to those enjoying the quest (if indeed there are more than one of you). I know you anons have put up with my scatter brained ways and I thank you for it.Secondly, we are nearing the end of the Cybertron part of this quest. Soon we will be out in the galaxy, bringing Krackens' brand of rip and tear retribution to other worlds and species and I greatly look forward to giving you guys some breathing room to do cop stuff.When we get out there we'll start with a short plot dealy where we'll get a chance for UPGRADES! You'll have a chance to purchase upgrades for you abilities, attributes, skills, and mods for extra effects that will be a headache to keep track of, but I'll be damned if I don't deliver 'em. Some of the stuff will be specials that we won't get access to again for some time.One of these things that I'm gonna spoil for you so you can get a head start on it is a second altmode. This one will be of your choosing, and anything goes. Mass shifting and multi-part alts will be available for one time only. You will also get to redesign Krackens' look based on the upgrades.
>>33808561Sitting on the bench you shrug your shoulders. The servos and pistons whine and pop. Your serrated teeth whir with a grinding screech. You've over exerted yourself but things aren't doing to bad. Those repair nanites did good work. Your glad it looked like the Cons were in disary for the moment, you needed to rest.Looking around you see Copper slumped against the wall next the the stairway leading down. Next to him is the energon converter which is plugged into the wall and Coppers' hip to refuel the old campainger. Next to the converter is the sprawled out form of the junky you have been lugging around for most of the day. On the other side of the stairway is a Teletraan1 terminal, a few NAILs are crowded around it as one of them has apparently got it working.To your far right, near the Tramm line Gyro is in a heated argument with several of the other NAILs. You see them point at you once or twice.You also noticed the NAILs lookin at you with awe and fear from time to time.> Go talk to Copper, discuss trying to get another skiff for transport.> Go see what Gyro and the NAILs are arguing about.> See what the NAILs at the terminal are up to.> Look outside, see if the Cons have begun preparing for an attack yet.> Other (please specify)
>>33808561Can we see the upgrade list now? It'd give me time to pick what i want.
>>33808621> Go see what Gyro and the NAILs are arguing about.May as well get this out of the way.
>>33808621> Go see what Gyro and the NAILs are arguing about.
>>33808621>> Go see what Gyro and the NAILs are arguing about.I'm super hype for upgrades. Awesome quest Telechan.
>>33808621>> Go see what Gyro and the NAILs are arguing about.
So what do you guys want for an alt mode? I'd vote for some kind of flying form, like a jet if possible, so we have a form for land/sea/ and air. Thoughts?
>>33808985I dunno if flying is an option if we aren't a decepticon.I could go with some fast as hell vehicle mode.
>>33809010Flying is flying. Decepticons don't have dibs on it.
>>33809063I'd support a t-rex form. That would be amazing.
>>33809022They did until the aerialbots showed up in g1. >>33809063Well it's not like conservation of mass is a thing in transformers, so why the hell not?
>>33809063Nah, a gigantic sharktopus would be a lot more terrifying. So we might want to get some size upgrades.Whatever else we do, martial arts has to get upgraded to max. It's used far too often for us to keep halfassing it at 3.
I really, really hope we don't crash land on earth and end up turning into a boat or something for our alt-form, goddamn.
>>33808624Sorry! Altmode spoiler is all you guys get for now.>>33808647> Go see what Gyro and the NAILs are arguing about.You huff and mutter curses under your breathe. You can smell another storm brewing and this ones indoors.Standing up you amble on over to Gyro and the NAILs, giving them enough time to notice your approach.The ringleader of this group of NAILs, a stocky blue/green bot with wheels on his legs and shoulders, seems anxious now that you're giving his group your full attention.Gyro keeps laying into him anyways."What right do you have to try and kick one of us out? He's saved all your gearboxes over and over this whole trip!""Did you see him tear into them?He is as bad as those Cons." the NAIL says. "It's no wonder their out looking for him!""He's as bad as they are? Have you seen what the Cons do to prisoners!""Cons don't take prisoners.""Exactly!""Neither has he!" He says getting up in her grill. "Not only is he offlining them all, but he's eating them."He looks at you as you reach them. He look stern, disapproving. Scared."You are a terror, and they're gonna come full force to take you down.">"You think I'm scary? Thye Cons are a bunch of sadists.">"What are you quaking about, I pulled your hull outa the furnace. You should thank me.">"It's not my fault they came out here in full force. They're looking for something.">Other (please specify)
I wonder if a dragon form would be on the table? A flying tentacle fire breathing skark thing would be horrifying
>>33809148>>"It's not my fault they came out here in full force. They're looking for something."If you think they're after me, you're delusional.
>>33809148>>Other (please specify)Feel free to leave and take this up with the 'Cons then. Walk right up to their door and ask them to stop killing you and being so mean. It's not like this is a bloody war!...Oh wait.
>>33809148>"It's not my fault they came out here in full force. They're looking for something."Bit of a distraction from the "boo hoo we're an unholy terror" crybaby bullshit.
>>33809148>>"It's not my fault they came out here in full force. They're looking for something."Ungrateful little slagheaps.
>>33809063how about a dragon alt (fire breath, flight, rio and tear)
>>33809148>>"What are you quaking about, I pulled your hull outa the furnace. You should thank me."We don't have to take shit from this guy.
>>33809087thats grimlocks thing
How about alt-mode as FORTRESS MAXIMUS?!?...Seriously though, I'm assuming there is some kind of limit on what we can do.
>>33809284Just throwing around ideas man.
>>33809148Yes, obviously the cons were coming after me when they had you pinned down in here. Scrap for brains.
>>33809318Let's add this to the looking for something line, goddamn
>>33809187>>33809257>>33809063how about a dragon godzilla (yeah its stupid but think of how may cons would rust themselves at the sight)
>>33809309did i say no i love the dinobots
>>33809345You're just describing a fat dragon. which would make the cons laugh themselves to death, possibly. Until we started ripping and tearingA straight dragon would fit with kraken's motif.
>>33809187>mfw people like my dragon idea.
>>33809387Fair enough. Dragon kracken can go full KILL,MAIM,BURN on cons
>>33809447I wanted a flight mode since thread 1, and Kraken is all about being a horrible manrobot eating monster, so dragon fits pretty well. Can't think of any other flying creatures offhand that are as much about rip and tear.
>>33809447Hey Prediking looked badass in beastwars and dragons are awesome so who wouldn't
You know, if we ever end up on earth we're going to have one hell of a time trying to blend in.Robots in disguise, indeed. We'd cause much less a disturbance moonwalking into town with guns blazing in robot mode.
>>33809516>Robot modeMommy, is that a gundam?>Alt-modeOH GOD RUN FOR YOUR LIVES
>>33809486well there are griffins but they are not as cool as dragons
>>33809516>imolying we wouldn't just chill out in the ocean until Optimus needed us.
>>33809537>implying we'd give a shit about the hypocrite autobotfags can go die. you already almost ruined the quest once.
>>33809526i don't know if Kracken has a sense of humor but personally i think he'd get a kick out of scaring people
>>33809554considering kracken apparently tutored orion pax and that Kracken got pissed when he thought that red autobot was pax, i don't think kracken and prime would get along very well
>>33809187>>33809257>>33809296>>33809345A thing on alts. While you can transform into something several times your size, you would cap out at something the size of say, Tidalwave or Broadside (two of the largest non-combiners) and wouldn't come close to comber forms. (there might come a time when you get the option of being a combiner down the line, depending on where you go and the bots you meet) and can go as small as a human handgun. Also a thing on alts that I should add to the rules. When scanning for new altmodes you will be limited to things that have the same stat increase/decreases, abilities and specials. Our sharktopus mode for example, is Krackens' original Cybertronian alt, if he were to get another it would be essentially a re-skin stat wise. Like pic related. Car alts can re-skin as other car alts, plane alts can re-skin as other plane alts, etc,etc. Emplacements, devices and whatnot are allowed. Within reason.>>33809192>>33809214>>33809256>>33809318"Yes, obviously the cons were coming after me when they had you pinned down in here. It's not my fault they came out here in full force. They're looking for something." you say.The NAIL scowls at you, clearly unconvinced. The ones behind him look at each other and whisper."When I ran into some Cons in the sub levels, they were talking about some Lightning Strike group." you continue "It's possible they're a big threat to them."Gyro puts her hand on her chin in though. "I think I heard that Autobot say a 'Lightning Strike Coalition' or something was coming as backup."The NAIL cuts in "Well they never came, but they're still after us," he sneers at you "If you don't think it's you they want, go check out Teletraan, it's had a message for you on repeat."You frown in confusion.>Go check out Teletraan1.>Tell the NAIL to pull his head out of his aft, no one would be looking for you.>Ask him what it says.>Other (please specify)
>>33809486>>33809526well.... we could go pegasus but... that seems wrong>>33809554whoa I never campaigned for that before, calm down. Didn't know there was autobot hate... I thought we were working with them now since we're going to their transport ship right? At least till we get to another planet.
>>33809688>>Go check out Teletraan1.wtf?also, when you say identical stats, are you saying we can't get a flight mode or that it'd have the +strength/-int?
>>33809688so is that a no to dragon?also tell this moron to pull his head out o his aft then say hi to teletraan
>>33809699theres not a lot of autobot hate we just fon't want to be a autobot
>>33809688>Go check out Teletraan1.who even knows we exist? We're a rank 1 nobody lol.
>>33809808No problem, all cool.
>>33809688>Other "The more time we waste here the less time we spend running. Whatever you're trying to do can be discussed as we move."
>>33809811we were orion paxes combat instructor for a bit i think, but yeah were just a oldcop
>>33809843Sorry, I'm not super huge on Transformer lore, who the hell IS Orion paxes?
>>33809887Optimus prime before he became Optimus prime
>>33809887also paxes was a typo it's just orion pax
>>33809913No shit? huh... I knew the name Optimus prime was a title, but why does no one call him Orion anymore?
>>33809688still there OP?
>>33809688>>33809743>>33809773Oh no, you can be a dragon as your third mode, I'm just saying anytime you scan to re-skin your alt for a world, it will have to be in the same... theme I guess you could say.To clarify this is a third mode, not a different alt.>>33809743>>33809811>>33809773>Go check out Teletraan1.You glare at the NAIL for a moment. Just long enough to see him fidget, then go to Teletraan1.The crowd parts swiftly to give you access. The tall brass terminal with its blue screen greets you in an upbeat yet monotone voice."Greeting Kracken.""Teletraan, these bozos say I have a message.""That is correct. A general announcement has been posted for you on the Urayan news board approximately 10 hours ago. Would you like to read it?" "Yeah.``What follows is a short blurb on repeat.``We see you Kracken, you can hide no longer chaosspawn.``You blink.The message has been posted as the days` headline and it rolls across the screen over and over.Well.(continued)
When did we change from Kraken to Kracken?
>>33809688>you would cap out at something the size of say, Tidalwave or Broadside (two of the largest non-combiners)Aw, so we can't be Metroplex?
>>33809951cuss he's Optimus now
>>33810181>implying we'd ever not want to be a sharktopusI don't think you realize what kind of crowd you have here, telechan
>>33810181>chaosspawn....does That mean we have a connection to Unicron the chaos bringer
>>33810181thanks for the clarification
>>33810309I'm honestly wondering if it'd be in character for Kraken to call him Orion instead of Optimus?
>>33810358most likely. we will probably also sucker punch him
>>33810215The anon who archived the first thread named him that so I've been rolling with it. >>33810181"So tell me, chaosspawn, what does that mean?" the NAIL says from behind you.You turn around. The NAILs have moved well away from you, the only ones close are Gyro and the ringleader."It calls you a spawn of the Chaosbringer, by name." he says while sneering.Gyro gives you a questioning look.You scowl and stare the NAIL right in the eye. "If I had any idea what it meant do you think you'd still be standing here in one piece?"He and the rest of the NAILs take a step back. Gyro rests her hand on her pistol."Do any of you think, that I would throw myself in the line of fire for you if I was some kind of demon?" you growl.The situation is tense. The NAILs are looking at eachother with confusion and discussing amongst themselves, while the ringleader tries to stand his ground. Gyro has turned sideways but still stands between you and the NAILs.A jovial voice interrupts the standoff. "Sorry t'break th'mood y'got goin' here, but we got trouble incomin'." Copper says, the converter slung over his back and the junky under his arm.>Ask him what is going on and go look.>Convince the NAILs that you're on their side.>Get everyone who will go out of there through the sub levels.>Other (please specify)
>>33810439>>Ask him what is going on and go look.Gotta know what's going on before we make a decision one way or another.
>>33810482^ThisI wonder if it's more decepticons?
>>33810439>"Great.""Copper, you and I and any volunteers will form a defensive line. Gyro, take two others and scout us a path out of here that isn't crawling with cons. I want an escape rout ready immediately."
While we're waiting, let's talk about skill upgrades. We need to get martial arts to 5, and I think we should probably put points into stealth. The underground decepticon portion would've worked much better if we had a bigger dicepool for sneakyness. I'd also say if we have a choice of special abilities, we think about x-ray vision or its equivalent. Teleporting blind is a bad thing.
>>33810336>>33810439i hate it when I'm right. at least we don't have dark energon in our veins or else we would look really bad right now.....we should avoid dark energon at all cost if my paranoia is correct.
>>33810826we should also improve our ranged combat. our goto is melee but we shouldn't neglect any tanged options.as for special abilities id like cloaking, a grapple, or some kind of hyper adrenaline speed boost.
>>33810826>>33810897what about self healing? I'd love a power to use our energon to heal ourself
>>33810482>>33810530>>33810559>Ask him what is going on and go look.You walk past the NAIL ringleader growling in frustration. Some one was messing with you and you had no idea who."Whats the situation Copper?"He falls in beside you as you make your way to the end of the Tramm station and peer out of the large exit. Out across the city you see energy blasts firing back and forth."Well it looks like th'Autobots' friends finally showed up, there havin' a go at them dropships.""Lucky us.""Right, but look here." he says and passes you his rifle. He orients the scope to a large black spot in the sky that looks to be another ship. "That ain't Decepticon or Autobot I reckon."You have to agree. It's larger than the dropships and wedge shaped, not the predatory looking ships of the Cons or the blocky Autobot ones."What's worse..." he says adjusting the sight. What comes into focus is a gunship, nearly four times your size and matte black. An array of guns are mounted on its nose and its heading your way at speed."That don't look good, does it?" Copper says.You snarl and hand the rifle back to him."Copper, you and I and any volunteers will form a defensive line." You raise your voice at the last part. "Gyro," you say pointing at her and making her jump " Take any others and scout us a path out of here that isn't crawling with cons. I want an escape rout ready immediately.""Time t'stand an' deliver eh?" Copper laughs and jogs off to hand the converter and junky off to a large NAIL.Three of the NAILs, armed with low grade rifles and a pistol nervously move to join you.>Wait at the opening to ambush the attacker if they get to close.>Use the ruined Tramm for cover, hopefully you won't need to engage but you'll be ready if it happens.>Move to the stairwell and wait for the all clear to retreat.>Other (please specify)
>>33810826For our stats, I think we should probably dump some points into END and STR. We mostly fight in sharktopus form, which means we're running with its 74 strength rather than our normal 72 dex. It doesn't need to be a huge upgrade, but bringing it to like 80 would offer an noticable bump to effectiveness. END needs to go up because we're awfully squishy if hits actually land, as the underground fight demonstrated. >>33810934That's a really good point, forgot about that.
>>33810955>>Other (please specify)Can we try and teleport up onto the gunship with copper and a volunteer? If we can take out its pilot, the fight is essentially over.
>>33810955set up the tramm for cover and get ready to repell any threats
>>33811000Let's do this. Take a volunteer who can fly it, maybe we can use this as our ride out of here.
>>33811035this seems like a good idea,>>33811000surprise attack, hit em before any fighting startsI say move the NAILS to cover and then teleport onto the ship.
>>33810961also just a thought we could use a chainsword (our serrated teeth) add on for robot mode melee
>>33811147Not sure if we're able to do that already, but it'd be a great upgrade!
So running a few numbers, we *really* want to get our combat stat to at least 85. That'd be 11 points into strength, or 13 into dex.I'd pick strength because it seems more generally useful, and fits our rip and tear style more. Though, I forget, was dex or agility used for stealth?
>>33811375personally I want Kracken to be stronger (str)then both megatron and grimlock just so he can overpower most other bots and cons
>>33811187and if we go dragon we can have a white hot serrated tooth chainsword
>>33811000>>33811035>>33811104>>33811123As Gyro waves the NAILs to the stairwell you and the volunteers rush to the fallen Tramm. Hiding in the car nearest to the exit you believe the gunship will get closest to.You look over the three NAILs who came with you. One is light red and grey, smaller than any of you with a pair of wheels on the backs of his legs. Another id solid green and about your size. She has wheels on her shoulders and thighs and a scoop on her back. The third is a mix of blue, orange, and silver. She has a turbine on her back."Names." you prompt."Pins." the small red one says."Arclight." the green one replies."Dasher." the last one says.You nod to Dasher, "You fly.""Uh no sir, just hover.""Can any of you operate a ship?"Pins raises his hand."Alright here's the plan. Arclight and Dasher run distraction. Copper, "you nod to your friend as he heaves himself into the Tramm car, "Pins and I will get on the ship and try to take it down."Dasher gulps while Arclight nods."Oh Primus." Pins groans.Copper nudges the two wheeler. "No worries lad, we take th'fight to 'em, they shoot at us less."You can hear the droning of the gunships' turbines now. It's close.You hold up a hand, then wave it at Arclight and Dasher when you think the time is right. They bolt from the car and run about in the open, firing out the exit as they do.A blast of cannon fire strikes the ground but Dasher is able to avoid it. Arclight readies her rifle and blasts at it, only for a rapid spray of energy to rain down on her. She runs for cover with a burnt and smoking shoulder.>(continued)
Ok, looking at the archives, stealth was based off Dex. hmm. I kind of want to be sharktopus batman, which means stealth, which means dex.
>>33811474I hope Dasher survives. I like her.
>>33811514so as far as i can tell our upgrade desires are for high dex, high str, better end/armor, 1-2 special ability mods, dragon mode 3rd transformation, and a awesome chainsword for robot melee. i miss anything? also as for our size i think we should go no bigger then Optimus for robot mode and Grimlocks Dino mode for our sharktapus and dragon mode (grimlock was pushing the scale in the g1 pretty high) thoughts?
>>33811474I don't suppose we could transform before we teleport?
>>33811565we just met her but i have to agree (mostly because there seem to be very few female cybertronians) also side thought if that chaosspawn message is on auto play across telatraan then Shockwave would have seen it and probably wants to do a few "tests" on us
>>33811580We're definitely not going to have enough points for all of that, so it's a matter of setting priorities. Getting either DEX or STR up to 85 should be priority 1. I'm really not kidding, the probability graphs with that upgrade are vastly more favorable to us.Getting martial arts to 5 should be priority 2, since we use it all the fucking time. After that I think it's personal preference. My list would be likeDragon formHealth regenX-ray visionStealth skillEND upgradeSize upgrade
>>33811375Depends on what we're doing. Picking a lock stealthily? Dexterity. Running as quietly as possible? Agility.>>33811449That will take a bit as they would both be near maxed out stat and mod wise. Would need some phase six tech for that. Which we could get at some point.>>33811474As they do this you, Copper and Pins make for the exit. Running as fast as you can you get to the wall just ahead of Pins and wait a moment for Copper. You look each in the optics then make a punching motion out the door.The three of you bolt out the door. the short platform that extends out along the Tramm rail getting you just in range of the gunship.Grabbing onto your companions shoulders you teleport.>Energon Reserve-133/171With a -zzap- you appear, not inside the ship as you expected, but on top. This sets an alarm off in your head since that means there is no room in it.The three of you land on the gunship hard and Copper immediately slides down the side. He barely manages to grab hold of the edge and dangles precariously over the side. Pins has dropped his rifle in panic and clings to the surface while screaming.Your feet hit the top and you find yourself disoriented.>Roll 1d100 Dexterity
Rolled 84>>33811679Well crap.
Rolled 48>>33811679It's a transformer. Gunmotron!
>>33811708TPK incoming. We really need xray vision.
>>33811679Transform! Our tentacles will save us!
>>33811708>Roll zero success!Your feet slip out from under you and skip and slide down the side, sailing right off the edge.Airborne for a moment you spin in the sky. Above you the gunship banks hard then turns sharp, Copper is sent sailing across the roof of the station and out of sight. Pins seems to have kept his grip.More blaster fire comes from inside the station, pelting the side of the gunship but doing no damage.You need to do something quick.>Teleport on to the station platform.>Transform and teleport back onto the gunship.>Transform and grab the edge of the platform with your tentacles.>Other (please specify)
>>33811892>Transform and teleport back onto the gunship.We can keep a grip with our teeth!
>>33811892>>Other (please specify)Can we see its engines? Transform and teleport between the engines and the main body, munching through any connection between them. Surely grounding the flyer is a good idea! It's going to kill us, isn't it?
>>33811892if we cant port inside it....could this gunship be a transformer? either way>>33811944supporting this
>>33811910>>33811944>>33811976 silly anons, everything is a transformer. even your commlink You transform with a snarl and teleport with a -zzap-.>Energon Reserve-113/171Appearing in front of the gunships wing and grab it with a tentacle. Using centrifugal force you whip under and around, landing squarely on its back.Before you have time to fall off you lunge with your teeth bared!>Roll 1d100 strength, +3 martial arts
Rolled 35>>33812039rip and tear!
Rolled 58>>33812039On the bright side, this should replenish our energon a bit. Though we really should be ready to grap pins and teleport off if this sucker starts crashing.
>>33812055>>33812074>>33812102>>33812119>Rolled 3 success!Your maw mashes into the hull of the gunship. Metal screeches and your fangs dig furrows in its armor before catching. You use your tentacles to twist yourself and tear a chunk of armor right out of its back. Exposed wires and cables can be seen through the wound.The gunship swerves suddenly, banking around to the right in an attempt to through you off. Pins is of to your side, screaming for Primus to save him.>Roll 1d100 strength +3 martial arts to stay on. >Roll 1d100 dexterity +3 martial arts to grab Pins and land on the platform.
Rolled 39>>33812221>Roll 1d100 strength +3 martial arts to stay on.Gotta knock that engine out or it'll just blow us all up with strafing runs.
Rolled 42>>33812221>Roll 1d100 strength +3 martial arts to stay on.Still hungry
Rolled 72>>33812221>>Roll 1d100 strength +3 martial arts to stay on.
Rolled 86>>33812221save pins
>>33812242>>33812256>>33812275>Roll 3 success!Tightening your grip you hold on for dear life as the gunship swing one way then the other. On a particularly vicious swing Pins is sent flying up and away. You hear his scream fade in the distance.The gunship is now over the Tramm station and spinning wildly. Above you looms the dark green sky.You grit your teeth and prepare to tear out its power cables.>Roll 1d100 strength, +3 martial arts
Rolled 55>>33812424Hope pins and copper aren't scrap
Rolled 36>>33812424OMNOM MOTHERFUCKER
Rolled 28>>33812424Rip, Tear, etc.
Rolled 84>>33812424om nom
>>33812424Hey,i have been following your qeust, for the past 4 hours. Reading everything that has happend.I would like to ask, is it possible for kracken to create his own 'race''team''?Like the autobots/decepticons
>>33812525That's what the NAILs are. Non Aligned Intelligent Lifeforms iirc.
>>33812525faction name if that happens TOFTSTo Old For This Shit
>>33812470>>33812486>>33812510>>33812520>roll 3 success!Rage fills you. Copper was a long time friend. Pins a new face to young to know what he was getting into. You are not sure if they still function, but they will have retribution.You slam your teeth down onto the gaping hole in the gunships back and snag a cluster of cables, tearing them out and swallowing.>Energon Reserve-117/171There is a short surge in the wound, and you hear the turbines at its side slowly shut down.The gunship drifts for a moment, then plumets like a rock. As it does you hear the tell tale sound of a transformation and the gunships shifts below you.>Try and stay on.>Jump off.>Teleport below and into the station.>Other (please specify)
>>33812590>Other (please specify)If we can tell how it's transforming, let's try and mosey our way up to the head. And rip it off.
>>33812590>Try and stay on.I don't see how getting distance will help us in this situation. We still need to kill this guy, and our teeth are our best tools for the job.
>>33812590>Teleport below and into the station.The crash may damage it, and we don't want to be around for that.
>>33812531No since we are not the designated NAILS LEADER.They don't have a functioning military as shown by us the kracken being its most fearsome warrior.We don't even have a throne. God damn.Its like we're in the ghetto and the police came for the drugs.
>>33812686More like we're in the ghetto and nazis came to final solution us.
>>33812686but we are a cop
>>33812590bite something vital and tentacle snare the rest but teleport at the last second to avoid impact
>>33812616What the hell, I'll back this. No guts no glory.
>>33812525Entirely possible, but Kracken is gonna need to get motivated for it and he needs to put some points in leadership. He definitely has the courage.His bitter past might get in the way though. >>33812616>>33812635>>33812726As the gunship changes underneath you you grit your teeth and attempt to stay on top of it. Your tentacles working around shifting plates and gripping solid structure.>Roll 1d100 dexterity, +3 martial arts
Rolled 48>>33812782tentacles don't fail us now
Rolled 50>>33812782Would anyone else find it hilarious if gunship-kun here transformed only to have Kraken's open and waiting maw as his last sight?
>>33812686How would a third militarized faction work, though?I mean, the decepticons are going to want to rule them, which leaves them in more or less the same position as the autobots if they want to remain independent, at which point why not just join the autobots?
>>33812706>>33812704Time to create the police state cybertron always was meant to be.>>33812782We will rebuild our culture, and our might.We will not be blinded by blind ideology only greatness for our past.Tadaa motivation.Time to participate.
>>33812903Not really. I mean, Kraken's entire objection to the war is that freedom at any cost led to mutual destruction. He would've supported surrendering to megatron when it became obvious that the war would destroy cybertron, whoever won.
>>33812686Having Rank 1 means that we have no resources to our name, and maybe 2 or 3 bots who like us. Also no job.>>33812794>>33812808>>33812824>>33812845>Roll 4 success!You scramble around the shifting mass of black metal, your natural ability and highly trained skills keeping you at the very top of the newly revealed Cybertronian.Clambering about you move over a missile pod and see its twin shift into place on the other shoulder. As the gunship finishes transforming you are on top of the right missile pod, looking into a strange face.He has no mouth, just an angled face plate. Where his eyes should be are instead clusters of purple optics of varying size, they shift around on each side of his head to better focus on you.He raises his right arm and you see his hand is a large three bladed claw. The claws swing open and lunge for you.>Roll 1d100 strength, +3 martial arts.
Rolled 87>>33812945RIP AND TEAR HIS FACE
Rolled 90>>33812945go sharktapus
>>33812884I imagine, it starting as a part of the decepticons/autobots.Influencing them to join our ideals or making them aid us. Without them knowing.Achieving our goals by slowly taking power and favor.But let this be for the future.Time to roll dice and live today.
Rolled 14>>33812945No dice gods, don't abandon us right at the end.
A nomadic philosophy might work for a third faction. Like, they live off of ships and just leave if decepticons or autobots show up rather than fight them.
>>33812963>>33812976>>33812980>>33812997>Roll 2 success.As the claws comes at you your tentacles grip his shoulder tight and you brace yourself. The claw slams into your your guard and you manage to keep them from closing around you. There is a squeal of pistons and servos as it slowly inches closer and closer, the massive Cybertronians' strength outclassing your monstrous might.>Keep at it, you can fend him off.>Scramble across his back.>Leap away.>Other (please specify
>>33813088>Keep at it, you can fend him off.I'm praying to the dice gods with this, really.
>>33813088>>Other (please specifyCan we like, slip away from the missile pod in such a way that gunship-kun will close his claws around it? Then swarm over the arm and bite his head off?
>>33813088>>keep at it, you can fend him off.Copper if he isn't among us anymore. Would have wanted us to try. To show him in his dying breath that we are more than merely tin cans that ruined our planet
>>33813131Actually, can we just teleport directly above his head and bite down? Leave him trying to grasp empty air?
>>33813148I'd vote for teleporting and omnoming if that's possible.
>>33813131At this angle no.>>33813148We'd have to get clear or our teleport field will take him with us.>>33813103>>33813145Rumbling like an engine block you strain against the gunships awesome might. Your tentacles tighten, your teeth rotate and grind in your mouth.The sound of rifle fire reaches your audio receptors but it is ignored as you focus on the contest between you two.>Roll 1d100 strength, +3 martial arts
Rolled 35>>33813248cmon dice. for copper
Rolled 15>>33813248KRAKEN STRONGEST THERE IS
Rolled 77>>33813248fuck this stupid multieyed fucker right in his face, Kraken.
Guess not multieye fucking today. Dammit, dice gods.
>>33813256>>33813273>>33813289>>33813304>Roll 3 success!Your maw opens and a low growl begins to emerge. Slowly but surely you push the claw back.Once its blades get clear you shove it to the side and the massive Cybertronian stumble as he over reaches.You roar in triumph and lurch forwards to bite his head off.>Roll 1d100 strength, +3martial arts
>>33813378woop meant 2, he still failed his roll tho
>>33813378WOOOT WOOT.Not rolling in fear of failure.>>33813273>>33813256made copper proud
Rolled 81>>33813378BITE HIS SWEET SWEET HEAD
Rolled 54>>33813378We need to rip and tear so we have energy to look for copper and pins
>>33813452>>33813465>>33813488>>33813504>Roll 3 success!You snap your razor fanged maw shut on his head and feel metal against teeth. The force of the blow like a thunderclap.But your teeth don't penetrate.Though his head is out of view you see a web of red lines emanate out along his shoulder and torso, a hex grid of shielding energy. You grind and rotate your teeth, but to no avail.Gripping his body hard you fend off his other hand as he tries to grab you.Then you feel an energy blast from within your mouth.>Roll 1d100 Endurance
Rolled 98>>33813617oh shit
Rolled 86>>33813617>>33809387>>33808561DRAGON !!
Rolled 7>>33813635So...We dun goofed eh..
>>33813702Stupid energon shield.
>>33813734So we need to get energy shield piercing teeth is what I'm seeing here.
>>33813635>that sinking feeling when you realize the light at the end of the tunnel is an onrushing train
>>33813635>Roll zero success.Your mouth lights up in agony, like a bomb went off in your maw. Smoke shoots out between your teeth and you fall limply of his head.>HP- 26/72Gazing up through static distorted optics you see the Cybertronina towering above. His insect like eyes glow purple and rotate around in their bizarre sockets.Then a cannon blast slams into his chest, the web of red shielding spreading out from impact."Eh y'bug eyed, flibber blastin', yeller gob smakin', jumped up, low down, groddy big shtoner, come get some!" you hear a familiar voice yell.Your eye rolls weakly over to the side and you see Copper in his tank mode at the other end of the roof.The big brute of a bot lurches forward, his long legs carrying him over you and away. You feel the vibrations of his tread and watch as he charges your friend, missile pods firing.You want to do something, but the agony from within stops you cold.Once more you feel the weight of failure, another friend about to be slagged due to your inadequacies.Darkness creeps in at the edge of your vision.>Give in to the darkness.>No! Not again! Fight back! GET MAD!>Teleport down and get help.>Other (please specify)
>>33813877>No! Not again! Fight back! GET MAD!Why do I feel that we're alternating between channeling kratos or batman
>>33813877Free fall dive down, And teleport right on top of the brute to save copper.JAWS WIDE OPENTime to get the hell out of here and live.We are out of our league, we need to regroup and escape.
>>33813877>No! Not again! Fight back! GET MAD!KRAKEN STRONGEST THERE IS
>>33813898IN OTHERWORDS<GET MAD AS HELL,FIGHT AND RUN RUN KRACKEN RUN
>>33813894>>33813898>>33813911>>33813915>No! Not again! Fight back! GET MAD!No, not again.A memory surfaces in your mind. A night out on patrol with one of your rookies.No.A fight in the club district. A Triorian Guard who thinks he's hot steel right off the press.NO.A rookie lying in the street, his vitals slowly fading as stasis lock can't keep up.NEVER!You see the Triorian, very next day. Walking out of the precinct with gloating eyes and a false apology on his lips.Your eyes snap open. You roar.With a --zzap- you appear in front your large adversary. Your tentacles coil behind you and snap forward, striking him in the face.>Roll 1d100 strength, +3 martial arts
Rolled 24>>33813989Though honestly I'm not sure what we're trying to accomplish, seeing as he's invulnerable and all
Rolled 93>>33813989KRAKEN SMASH
>>33813995yeah, me neither but the vibe is do or die.shall we run away if this fails and we so happen to have a spark left in us?
>>33813995>>33814000>>33814005>>33814014>Roll 3 success!The tips of your tentacle, held straight like spears, slam into his face. The protective eneron shield surges out from impact in such a dense weave it leaves him momentarily blinded.You use the force of the blow to launch yourself backwards and land on Copper.With a -zzap- you both appear in the station, just above the floor.Copper lands with a thud."Go." you urge.He speeds off, past Gyro waiting anxiously at the stairway with Dasher and an injured Arclight. Barreling down the steps he swerves past the other NAILs who jump in surprise. Seeing you fly by all the others transform into their alt modes and race after you.>Energon Reserve-77/171Above your escaping group, the large Cybertronian drops down from the roof onto the station platform. Glancing around with its modified eyes it sees the heat trail Copper left and leaps over the Tramm. It bounds down the stairs in pursuit passing the Teletraan1 terminal as it goes.On the blue screen a new message scrolls by."You can run, but you can't hide."-------------------------------------------------------And that's it for tonight, I need sleep.If this is still up when I awake we'll continue, otherwise we'll start Transformers Quest 9: Those That Is Damned
>>33814087Thanks for running
>>33814087I'm just gonna state that I felt the energon shield felt like a no-sell. If he had deployed that when we disabled his engine, we would've immediately ran for our lives because he's fucking invulnerable. Having us go through a half dozen updates and a bunch of rolls to get to that point felt bad.
>>33814295I kinda agree, but It does make him more of a challenge, it would have been boring to be over so fast with a boss.
>>33817400I just hope his lack of an energy shield in alt mode is an actual weakness.
>>33814295Could be a weakness we can exploit, though. I mean, wouldn't it draw on their energy reserves? We are beat up, but we can try and set nastiness in his way to work at depleting their energy so we could fAce or possibly finish him
And we're back.>>33814295Sorry you feel that way. In all fairness though you have crippled his altmode, and he has suffered a good amount of damage. He's just built like a tank in robot mode, like Copper. Just with an energy shield mod instead of fucktons of health.---------------------------------------------The sounds of multiple engines echo of the walls and down kilometers of tunnels. Your group, consisting of fourteen individuals of varying shape and size, race through the detritus of the Urayan sub-levels at a ground eating pace.Perched atop Copper you rumble along with them. Not in exertion but pain. Your maw and throat feel as though you swallowed molten slag.Though you try to focus on coming up with a strategy you find your mind drifting to other painful memories. The darkness that has consumed you since losing yourself in the slums gnaws at the corners of your thoughts.Being held down as a murderer goes free. A berserk batch-sister screaming senseless prophesies of doom as Sentry squads move in. Arresting the same gloating faces over and over.Back alleys covered in spilled energon. The face of a hero who knows you've broken, and knew it was coming all along.Your tentacles tighten around Coppers' turret."W'need a plan." he says underneath you. He sounds worried and tired.Speeding through the underground you see signs of the battle that had hounded your comrades here. Scorch marks of blaster fire, gaping holes in walls exposing the machinery within, great distorted patches where an intense heat was emitted.You eventually reach a large chasm. Dark red of oxidized metal covers the to cliff faces. Pale yellow lights line the bridge, though almost half have bee destroyed.>Have the bridge destroyed as soon as you cross.>Set up an ambush and blow the bridge if your pursuer catches up.>You doubt he's followed you this far, crippled as he is, keep moving. >Other (please specify)
>>33822966>Other (please specify)We need to get some dot's on the big fucker. Is there anything flammable in the area? Any acid pools? Our only hope is to drain his shield energy, and dumping him in a pool of something nasty seems the best way of accomplishing that.
>>33822966>>Set up an ambush and blow the bridge if your pursuer catches up.He can't fly anymore unless he has health regen which he probably does so this seems like the best plan.
>>33822966>Have the bridge destroyed as soon as you cross.
>>33822966>>Set up an ambush and blow the bridge if your pursuer catches up.
>Set up an ambush and blow the bridge if your pursuer catches up.Seems like a good idea, no idea if he has allies or backup
>>33823048>>33823081>>33823178>>33823223"Stop." you grunt."Hmm?" Copper slows just as he reaches the bridge."We need... to stand our ground." you say through clenched teeth.He skids to a halt, along with the rest of the group. You see Gyro with the junky slung over her hood and Arclight with the energon converter held up in her scoop. Dasher drifts slowly to your side in her hovercraft alt. A van, the same deep blue and yellow color as the ringleader not far behind her."What's going on? Why have we stopped?" he demands."We're gonna take out th'big slaggger." Copper says. " Gonna take out the bridge ah wager." he says turning his turret towards you.Nodding, you say, "He can't fly anymore, so if we drop him he'll stop being a problem.""How do we do that?" asks Dasher."Ah got two more grenades." Copper offers."Not good enough." Gyro says. "Maybe if we rigged them to the converter..""I could eat through the supports." you offer. "With all the acid that rained down we could probably find a pipe from the surface and use that as a trap." Gyro adds.>Rig the converter to blow.>Eat through the supports and use grenades.>Look for a drain pipe and set an acid trap.>Other (please specify)
>>33823790>Eat through the supports and use grenades.Tell suspect a rigged converter and the acid trap is too much trouble.
>>33823790>>Look for a drain pipe and set an acid trap.I'm not sure a fall would kill gunship-kun, even if he can't fly. I'd like to make sure we don't have a terminator following us. Also, if the bridge is still useable, we might be able to backtrack and look for Pins.
>>33823790>Eat through the supports and use grenades.>Look for a drain pipe and set an acid trap.>Other (please specify)I feel both of these are viable, though I'm not willing to sacrifice the converter. After we set this up have the group take cover and be ready to fire on the enemy while you and Copper tank the boss.And if the NAILs have any medical supplies we can use now would be the time to speak up.
>>33823941This actually makes the most sense. We and copper can weaken the bridge, Gyro can take some NAILS and set up the acid trap. If gunship guy makes it past the bridge, we still have something to fall back on.
>>33823841>>33823877>>33823941>>33824011"Ah like 'em all." Copper says.Grumbling thoughtfully you decide to spit up the work. "Alright Copper and I will set the bridge to blow. Gyro, you and anyone else see if you can find a pipe over the entrance, if you can I want him drenched as soon as he enters. If not acid maybe some oil or sludge, anything to distract him."The group transforms, except for you. Gyro and Dasher begin climbing up the doors' frame while Arclight directs them to a promising spot from below.The NAIL ringleader scowls and motions the other NAILs to the end of the bridge, intent to cut and run if things go bad. You stop them before they go."Does anyone have any medkits?" you ask.There is a chorus of nos and shaking heads. One NAIL steps forward though."I can do minor repairs, if we get materials I mean." he looks nervous and you see the ringleader and a couple other NAILs glare at him. "Might take a while.">Look for suitable material for repairs.>Have Copper look for materials while you weaken the supports.>Convince the NAILs to help you get repairs.>Start on the bridge supports.>Other (please specify)
>>33824231>Convince the NAILs to help you get repairs.Do something to help everyone not die at least you worthless scrap heaps.
>>33824231>Convince the NAILs to help you get repairs.
>>33824231>Convince the NAILs to help you get repairs.There are several people with injuries, not just us. Stop being parasites and help.
>Convince the NAILs to help you get repairs.If this doesn't work then>Have Copper look for materials while you weaken the supports.Either way Get started on the bridge ASAP we need this trap set up, we have no idea when this fucker is going to arrive or if he has help. The faster this is done the better.Scare these NAILs into rusting themselves if ya have too, if they don't pitch in for this we WILL all die out here. If we don't work as a group we're done. Dead.
>>33824259>>33824361>>33824368>>33824371>>33824385You snarl. These tin plated idiots were starting to grind your gears."What are you looking at!"you snap. "We need to pull together. We need to help each other if we don't want to end up in the scrap heap."You gesture towards Dasher and Arclight."You think they want to be here? Hunted in the dark? They're helping anyways! They know what we have to do to survive!"The bot who offered to repair you looks back at the other NAILs. The ringleader seems stubborn;y set, but most of the group looks doubtful. Steeling himself he moves over to your side."Well, anyone else gonna do more than rust?">Roll 1d100 Courage
>>33824533>>Roll 1d100 Couragecrap is it better to roll high or low? oh well FOR JOLLY CO-OPERATION!
>>33824565jesus christ, tg dice, give us a fucking break.
Rolled 48>>33824584forgot my roll
>>33824565>roll zero success."Rusts?" the ringleader laughs. "You mean like Pins? He followed you, now hes gone! You think we want to get thrown into the grinder? No! That's why we stayed out of this war so far."There is a murmur of agreement from his fellow NAILs. You growl.He points at you. "Their coming for you! And the Decepticons can have your freak hull."With that he turns and transforms, speeding across the bridge and the open doorway. The rest of the group follows except the one who came to your side."Gibberin' idiots." Copper says next to you. "Hope they run inta Insecticons, or Terrorcons. HA!"You look to the one who stayed and thank him."Names Rewire." he says."Ahlright, c'mon lad. "Copper says. 'We're gonna find some good scrap, Kracken can start on th'bridge."You nod to Rewire in thanks as the two of them across the bridge to where an explosion has ripped a section of the far wall down."Hey!" you hear Gyro call. "We found an oil pipe. Could use it to fill the converter, and I bet Copper could hit it from across the bridge and light that Con up!""Very nice." you call up with a grin.(continued)
>>33824842OP, I thought you counted the first 5 rolls...
>>33824898Why would you think this? He's been using a dice pool system with # of rolls counted = 1+skill rank since the first thread
>>33824842welp.... wrost case scenario now, but it's not all bad, at least we still have the medic
>>33824918Yeah, I just reread the rules, I'm being dildoes.
Is telechan ded?
>>33825921this thread has been alive for so long.i went to sleep and it still continued.telechan needs a break for sure.
>>33826058No, he went to sleep and restarted about 2 hours ago. Then stopped again, it seems.
>>33826543Er, three hours now.
Sorry guys, internet died. Problem is fixed now.>>33824842You clamber over the side of the bridge using your tentacles. Creeping along slowly you hang upside down.Looking into the chasm you see darkness and a few faint yellow lights. No sign of a bottom.With a growl you turn your attention to the bridge supports. Its hard fare, the steel a tough alloy, but it deteriorates under your grinding teeth. When one is worn most of the way through you creep along the bridges' other side and start the other.>Energon Reserve-82/171 (should have added a couple for the armor you tor off the big guy)When you climb back up your greeted by Copper sitting on the railing."So, that's a big fella we got on our trail."You nod.He glances down the bridge to where Rewire is carrying an armful of scrap machinery pulled from inside the wall."Big fella... with no insignia."He looks at you.You stare right back."I have no idea what's going on Copper."He shrugs."Ahlrighty."When Rewire catches up you the three of you decide.>Repair yourself first.>Repair Copper first.>Repair Arclight first.>Other (please specify)
>>33827334>Repair Copper first.
>>33827334>>Repair Copper first.He's going to be bearing the brunt of the assault.
>>33827334>>Repair yourself first.I'm all for helping everyone, but we're at less than half HP. I think we're the most critically wounded.
>>33827334>Repair yourself first.We took 46 damage from that mouth blast.
>Repair yourself first.I believe out of the group we are the most damaged>Repair Copper second.Since he'll be taking the the brunt of it with us.
>>33827334>Repair yourself first.We are the most fucked up
>>33827334>>Repair Copper first.
>>33827334>Repair Copper first.Get the one most likely to be able to blow the bridge patched up first, then we can heal ourselves.I think a regeneration mod will be in order in the future if we can grab it.
So upgrade idea for later, parasitic repair shrimp, they feed on our energon make nanites and repair us
>>33827972Creepy and fits with the aqatic theme, I like it
>>33827972I like this idea, they should also have sensors that we can access so we can use them for scouting.
>>33827397>>33827454>>33827536You decide to get yourself repaired first. Opening your maw Rewire takes a look inside and flinches."This i-is going to be uncomfortable." he says."That means it's gettin' better." Copper says as you goes and hands one of the grenades to Gyro. The nimbler bot climbs over the railing to set the explosive. Her hand reaches up and Arcligh hands her some wire to attach to the grenade. Meanwhile Dasher is unspooling the rest of the wire along the edge of the bridge and making her way to the other side.Resting on your coiled tentacles, maw wide with Rewire connecting cables and cutting fused parts with tools from a waist compartment, you can't help but feel hopeful.As he waits for repairs Copper has picked up the junky and the converter and moved them both out the far door and into the red gloom beyond.As your mouth is repaired the pain spikes then slowly fades, bit by bit. You see Rewire pick up pieces of scrap and cut them into smaller parts. He then brings them into your mouth and the pain spikes again as he patches the wound.>HP- 33/72"There isn't too much I can do." he says from inside your maw. "Without the proper material this is temporary at best." He pulls his head out and you feel around inside with your tongue."Thanks." you say.>HP- 40/72"Hey Copper!" you yell. When his attention is your way you motion to Rewire and he jogs over on his stubby legs.Feeling better you move to the end of the bridge and nod to Arclight. Gyro and Dasher have taken up positions just inside the red door in case someone comes that way.You climb over the rail and begin tearing through the supports. After being repaired your work goes much faster.Then you hear the call of "INCOMING." from where Copper and Rewire are at the center of the bridge.>(continued)
>>33827972>>33828089Yes. Especially if we can make them and store them in our body.
>>33827972>>33828113Do you think we could install micro-bombs inside them? Get them to burrow into weak points on bots and structures and then detonate.
>>33827972I'd rather we just have a regeneration module or whatever. This sounds stupid.
>>33828174The downside of a regeneration module is that you cant just pluck it off and share it around for a bit. It only sounds stupid because itll be in the shape of a sea creature instead of generic 'repair drones'.
>>33828231It sounds stupid because it's advocating parasitic repair shrimp. Roll that phrase around in your head a couple of times.
>>33828249Parasitic and repair don't fit in the same sentence. Symbiotic is the word your looking for.
>>33828274No, it's not, because I'm not the one who came up with it. I'm the one calling it stupid.
>>33828231Why just stop at repair drones? How about shrimp that convert the heat radiating off geothermal vents into energon then swim off to deposit that in a fuel tank so we can use it?Might be useful if we ever find ourself on a planet without energon resources (like most of them).
>>33828283Parasitic: defined as living by taking from the host with no determinable benefit.Symbiotic: each benefits from the others presence.If it repairs us, it is by definition symbiotic, not parasitic. Go look up some definitions.>>33828313Depends on how willing the GM is to having mighty morphin metal shrimp swarms.
>>33828346You're retarded, gotcha.
>>33828313Good idea Anon>>33828283Do you have a better idea? Why all the hate? Do you dislike shrimp or something?
>>33828359Yes. A regeneration module, if it's available in the upgrade list. This idea is randumb.
>>33828402Eh, not really, repair drones allow us to repair more than just ourselves.
>>33828422Parasitic. Repair. Shrimp.
>>33828402I find it more unique than just saying we have a bland regeneration module.
>>33828435Symbiotic. Dumb ass can't into biology.
>>33828435Symbiotic aquatically-mobile repair drones that just happen to look like shrimp.We might be able to repurpose them as construction drones as well.
>>33828441And I find it cringeworthy
>>33828112http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-zbIzuGQo"Slag." you snarl and end up ripping right through one of the supports in your rush.Hauling yourself up the side of the bridge you see Rewire run by and Copper slowly jogging backwards. He has a band of metal wrapped around his midsection and one of his shoulder pauldrons ha been removed. Oddly he doesn't seem to be in much of a hurry.Looking down to the door you came in through stop in confusion."Cetus?"The Cybertronian standing at the other end is one all to familiar to you. Head and shoulders taller than you, with a robust and stocky build, your scientist batch-brother looks the same as he did the day you were forged. His hull is covers with scale-like armour in alternating teal and lime green, and he has a large serrated mantle on his shoulders."Hello brother." he calls, though his attention doesn't lift from the data pad in his hands.>"Cetus, good to see you. We could use a hand.">"What are you doing here Cetus?">"Get over here quick! We've rigged the bridge to blow.">Other (please specify)
>>33828465Then supply a better idea, cus just saying we have a regeneration module is bland. If not shrip we could reskin it to small spiders crawling out os up, just to up the creepy factor
>>33828516>>"What are you doing here Cetus?"
I understand the difference between parasitic and symbiotic, but I used the word parasitic to emphasize the fact that they cost something (energon) in the interest of balance we'd probably have a limited amount at a time, like (swarm 100/3 uses) and wile I like the geothermal idea, it might be hard to cram alot of functions into such a small bot. Also they don't really need to be shrimp, just fit the aquatic them and are suitably small, pehaps people would prefer shrimp-squid hybrids (is joke)
>>33828516>"What are you doing here Cetus?"He is so not here as a friendly.
>>33828568We don't have to have them all fulfill the same function.Get a drone production factory installed with 3-4 different blueprints and end up creating a self-sustaining colony.
>>33828516>>"What are you doing here Cetus?>Other (please specify)Stay on guard we don't know why he's here, who he's working for, or if he's with that new enemie
>>33828631And now you've gone full retard
>>33828516>>"What are you doing here Cetus?"Guard up.
>>33828516>>"Get over here quick! We've rigged the bridge to blow."Kraken is a good brotherbot, even if his brother may not be.
>>33828568The point is trading a little bit of function for flexibility of use. Frankly it'll be something to vote on depending on how shit goes. I look forward to it.Yes we get the point about them not needing to be shrimp, it just makes this conversation faster.Using the word parasitic is still wrong in this case, having a limit on the repair function does not change this.
>>33828668That's not very smart, and sounds pretty naive. No offence.>>33828631Can you reword that, I'm not sure what you're going for?
>>33828652Again, not really.Repair/construction drones for if we get damaged or need to make something, energon collection drones for replenishing our energy, scout drones for finding things out without putting ourselves at risk and demolition drones for burrowing into other bots and blowing them apart from the inside.
>>33828750You want an entirely different character, not an upgrade. You're retarded.
>>33828737construction modual + several blueprints for different jobs i think he was saying.
>>33828768Please tell me how this makes Kraken stop being Kraken?
>>33828791>rip and tear sharktopus cop>SUDDENLY, HE'S AN OVERLORD
>>33828814But he's not, he just has some extra stuff to aid him in being a deep-sea hunter.
>>33828776Ah thanks, it's a good idea, but it sounds like that'll need to be on the backburner until we decide we might want to build a town or base or something in that vein
>>33828836>wants an entire drone factory with multiple different types built into the character>IT JUST MAKES HIM A BETTER DEEP SEA HUNTERyou're an autobotfag, aren't you?
>>33828884Of course not, this kind of shit wouldn't be needed if we'd gone with the autobots, who have their own intelligence, repair and energon gathering abilities.>>33828865Yeah, I never thought it'd come quickly, it's just that the idea of Kraken being able to sustain himself indefinitely at sea or send surveillance drones around an obstacle to make sure the other side was safe for teleporting sounded cool.
>>33828566>>33828629>>33828649>>33828664http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMm3iUa0SYc"What are you doing here Cetus." you call out. This isn't right. Cetus would stay as far away from a battle zone as possible. He wasn't exactly a coward, but he had little taste for conflict."Keeping the gears turning." he calls back."Friend o' yours?" Copper whispers from beside you."Family." you say."Doesn't answer m'question."Finishing whatever it was he was doing on the data pad he crosses his arms behind his back and looks at you. He has the same cold, judgmental look as the day Scylla was destroyed."There is a flood coming, brother. You and I won't drown, but the rest," he motions to your comrades with his chin, "Will be swept away."Behind him you see movement, and bright purple eyes. The large gunship transformer ducks out of the doorway and stands just behind Cetus."I need to make sure you are not compromised." he says and steps to the side. With a lurch the your big pursuer begins marching towards you, missile pods reading and the blades of his hand scissoring the air.>Call out to him, say something.>Get ready to blow the bridge.>Transform and open fire.>Have everyone run.>Other (please specify)
>>33829014>Get ready to blow the bridge.Cetus turned to the dark side I take it. Whatever that is.
>>33829014>Get ready to blow the bridge.
>>33829014Oh slag we actually are a Unicronian aren't we?
>>33829072Not unless unicron is also sigma delta
>>33829014>>Get ready to blow the bridge.So I'm guessing going back to look for Pins is now out of the question.
>>33829090er, vector sigma
>>33829090or we weren't built by sigma. either way blow that dam bridge
>>33829014>>Get ready to blow the bridge.Keep with the plan and >Hit him with the acid pipe?Did we get this>Have the other get into cover and open fire while you and copper take him.>bright purple eyesIs Cetus feeding him Dark energon and making him fight or something? we might wanna be careful about eating this one.
>>33829060>>33829062>>33829126>>33829169"Copper, grenade." you say and he places the last of your explosives in an outstretched tentacle."When I say go, blow the bridge and run."Nodding to you Copper braces his rifle and takes aim.You wait a moment then prime the grenade. The large Cybertronian picks up momentum as he commits to a full out run a third of the way along the bridge."Now!" you yell and heave yourself over the edge of the rail.>Roll 1d100 Dexterity, +3martial arts
Rolled 86>>33829354Lets do this. Dice gods don't fail me!
Rolled 49>>33829354Gonna have to break your little toy, bro.
>>33829397Fool, do not beg to the dice gods, lest you be smote.
>>33829421I see my mistake now Anon.
>>33829354Telechan, a quck question - is it roll<=stat or roll<stat for successes?
>>33829372>>33829388>>33829397>>33829400>Roll 3 success!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxgFsuMTeuMSpinning over the edge you sweep under the bridge and wedge the primed grenade in a good spot. Continuing the spin you surge around the other side and whip yourself back up onto the bridge.You leap back and as you do the far end of the bridge lifts slightly as the grenade goes off then falls. Another leap back gets you clear as the second grenade goes off.While you do this Copper has shot out the oil pipe at the far end, causing flaming oil to spill over the platform. Unfortunately Cetus has already moved. In altmode, a long fish like creature, Cetus seems to swim through the air. Looping about he undulates and glides across the chasm at a slow speed.The other one isn't so lucky. The first explosion caused him to stumble. The second making him fall to his knee before the entire bridge falls out from beneath him.Without a sound he tumbles into the darkness below.You and Copper run a few steps before he transforms and charges through the red door with you flying through the air, a pair of tentacles around his turret. You see the others are already in altmodes ahead of you.Arclight carries the converter. Gyro the junky.It's hard maneuvering through the dark red gloom, Dasher and Gyros' speed making them swerve wildly around tight corners while Rewire, in a small car alt seems to have much better handling. Copper and Arclight try to keep up in their bulky forms.In the straighter passages you sometimes see Cetus gliding silently along behind you, though he seem farther away each time.You access your commlink. "Gyro, you need to find us a way out of here. Somewhere we can pick up some speed.""On it." she replies.>Transform and ready your pistol to shoot Cetus.>Transform and ready your pistol to shoot the roof and collapse the tunnel.>Jump off and lure him away, you're alot quicker than him.>Ambush him.>Other (please specify)
>>33829880>Transform and ready your pistol to shoot the roof and collapse the tunnel.Recurring villain ho!
>>33829880>Transform and ready your pistol to shoot the roof and collapse the tunnel.Last time we tried to go toe to toe with one of thse guys we got a mouthful of energon shield and an explosion in our gullet. Let's just break off.
>>33829538equaling the stat counts as a successAlso on the idea of worker drones: I was thinking about giving you guys a smaller drone thing like prime soundwave or breastforce addons instead of an altmode. It would be able to do thing like act independently, repair, attack, or what ever you guys decided it would do.
>>33829964Being a dragon or having a worker drone? Being a dragon it is, then.
>>33829964Could it act as a teleport relay?
>>33829980More like having a laserbeak, who can travel great distances ore turn into a badass laser bowstaff
>>33830003Yeah, I never really liked soundwave anyway. Also: Dragon.
>>33829880>Transform and ready your pistol to shoot the roof and collapse the tunnel.
>>33829997Possible!Other possibilities I was throwing around:PowerlinksTarget MastersCombinerDuoFor (able to not only turn into a octoshark, but as separate yet one shark and octopus combo)Pretender shell (not anywhere close to Thunderwing though)
>>33830071>CombinerIf we combine with it, could we become a Sharktodragopus?This is the dealbreaker, here.
>>33830071No Ultra Pretender then. Also, what sort of combiner, are we talking PCC or full-on gestalt? How about a brute mode?
>>33829920>>33829929>>33830035http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9p4YfMhN6oYou transform. Sitting on the front of Copper, legs around the turret neck and cannon under an armpit, you ready your pistol and take aim.The dark red walls of the sub-levels fly past you as you wait for the perfect moment. In the distance you catch glimpses of Cetus writhing through the air.>Roll 1d100 dexterity, 3 pistol shots +1 ranged
>>33830228Yes to all. Also Powermaster. No Headmaster though, I don't like those.
>>33830248>>33830316>>33830333aw yiss 3 successes
>>33830366no, just 2.
>>33830379I thought our dexterity was 72.
>>33830399Our ranged is only 1. As you can see from his post.
>>33830415no, we get one dice from range skills, the three are because pistols fire three shots on their own.so we have room for one more roll
>>33830248>>33830316>>33830333>>33830516>Roll 4 success!As your driven through twisting red corridors you see a module of some sort hanging out of the ceiling. You take the shot, sending three energy blasts into it. The module comes crashing down, its cables pulling debris down with it. The tunnel is completely blocked by the junk.You exhale in relief.Turning on the comm you say "Alright I think we lost him, Gyro, get us far, far away from here."You cross your arms over the top of Coppers' turret and rest your head. Things had been spiraling out of control for a while now, and it had just got a whole lot weirder.-------------------------------------------------------------Ok guys I am spent. Hop you've enjoyed things thus far.Might run again tomorrow after I recharge, if not I'll post the next time on the twitter.Questions, comments, ideas and whatnot all welcome.
>>33830876thanks for running.
>>33830876Get yourself to the energon dispenser, Telechan.You've earned it.
>>33830876How close are we to the Autobot transpot ship? Also the trap worked splendedly, got out of that scott free
>>33830976If by energon you mean cheap wine then I'm already on it.>>33830988We're about 120-130 kilometers away. Roughly.The Ark2 leaves in 40 hours
So hey on the thoughts of becoming a dragon, I thought it would be cool if we kept to our namesake, and had the dragon have masses of tentacles instead of normal limbs.
>>33831826i was thinking the tentacles become multiple tails. so we have the front an back claws, and 8 spiked tails, our razor teeth, and a plasma (fire) breath
>>33831826Pic related?I have a question for you guys. In order to get into the gritty cop mindset I've been listening to a lot of Audio Noir, but I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions.
>>33832444I was thinking with more of a core body and a proper neck and toothy maw