Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Beast%20Wars%20QuestCharacter info pastebin: https://pastebin.com/fqsyvZJwTwitter: https://twitter.com/BeastWarsQuestGeneral Rules15 min voting period after each main post. Write-ins votes are welcomed/encouraged. Votes that are non-contradictory and add to the narrative will be considered. Think 'Rule of Cool'Combat mechanics/skill test will be done using best 3 out of 5 rolls of 1d100, unless otherwise specified. Modifiers may come into play depending on the MC's statistics which can improve odds and vice versa as the QM sees fit. The QM will do their best to inform players of when such modifiers will come up during votes. (Example: Aim at a target at long range with a scattershot weapon will require a higher roll to make a successful hit than a normal blaster weapon).Training with other bots and successful missions can add to your overall abilities. Strong character relationships with your comrades can also benefit the MC as it will improve battle synergy and moral (less likely to want to fall back/retreat). Of course the vice versa can come into play as well. A failed mission may have consequences but result in unforeseen outcomes (In the show, Tarantulus, Blackarachnia, & Quickstrike were supposed to secure an energon post. The Maximals interfered, resulting in the loss of the post BUT Tarantulus gained a new lair.). A Predacon can always sabotage missions to make other bots look incompetent as well, just hope you’re persuasive enough to do so and watch out for thoseAlso keep an eye out at your energon build up levels; too much time in robot mode outside of a structure, such as a base can cause negative impacts on your combat maneuvers/skill test, including potential loss of spark. In the event of loss of spark, pending the results of a vote, a time lapse in the narrative will happen and a new stasis pod will fall. (Roll for new character or with a high relation level, a blank protoform will descend and your allies will reignite your spark)Last time on Beast Wars QuestYou began to make preparations for the Stasis pod mission. While you feel you aroused suspicion to yourself with your shadow partner, you seemed to have put a lot of minds at ease with the destruction of Tarantulas. Now a few more things to take care of...
A new dawn arises as you walk out of your den. Dragging the deceased Predacon's corpse back with you took awhile longer than you had expected between his size, the weather and the jungle terrain. Calling up both Maximals and Blackarachnia had made you reflect on the days leading up to the pod's descent. Its also made you rethink how this mission will go. After you sent in your report to Optimus of the fight with the Predacon, you included an additional request. You wanted to see if you can clock in a bit of a work out with Dinobot. A good sparring match might help out with the initial planning and just help you with your own fighting prowess. You weren't looking to good out there with the rifle, but you know how to get things done when it comes to up close and personal.Optimus agreed to your request, feeling this might help out with the coming operation. Its about half a day when he arrives. Dinobot seem to have no objections though his stoicism makes him difficult to read when its not time to fight. "Well done on your mission, Warpath. While Tarantulas isn't the most capable or deadliest of warriors, his subterfuge tactics make him a difficult opponent. I'm mostly impress that you manage to get the drop on him without his notice.""He was preoccupied with the pod." you say. "Almost obsessively so.""Hmmm, then all the better. Anything that Tarantulas becomes obsessed over, can't be good for anyone else. There's always been something...unassuming about his demeanor. That and his 'perversions'."He doesn't get into details about that last part, and you don't bother to ask. From what you get from Dinobot is that if he doesn't want to talk about something, its best not to poke and prod. Much like you don't like Optimus bringing up the Maximal thing. The two of you get to work quickly. The initial portion of the sparring match is you two feeling each other's movements out. Determining movements, reach, and overall personal tactics. His focus seems a mix of power and deflective strikes. During a short break to alleviate energon build up you talk more with the raptor."Before I forget, Optimus seemed to feel these would be necessary." He reaches into one of his compartments and hands you three small cylinders. "These are survey post, collapsible scanning relays designed as an early warning network for Predacon energy signatures. They'll work better than your current set up and can be networked with your sensor array. Deploy them where you see fit. Also be careful where you place them, the spotted feline had his own misadventure with these things and we wouldn't want a repeat of such a scenario."Hmm, these may come in handy, not only for your mission but for the on going fight with the Predacons."Appreciate it." Dinobot rubs his chin. "Strange though. Even with Optimus, order to give these to you, Rhinox seemed...apprehensive to give these out."(cont...)
Well...either the rhino hasn't shared his suspicions of you to the others or this is some sort of test.How do you respond.>Thanks I'll be sure to put these to good use.>Well thats odd of Rhinox. He say anything else?>Must be important, I'll be careful with them>I need to check in with Prime; there's some matters that i need to discuss with him>Write in
>>1884486>Must be important>I'll check in with Prime>Check in with Blackarachnia as well.>Let her know what Prime has us doing.Gotta give trust to get trust and all that.
>>1884507>>1884481Also ask her to try it our way if she reaches the pod first.If she agrees and does, well it's a positive mark in my book.
>>1884486>>Must be important, I'll be careful with them>>I need to check in with Prime; there's some matters that i need to discuss with him
>>1884486>>Thanks I'll be sure to put these to good use.>>Must be important, I'll be careful with them
ok writing>>1884507Do want to check in with her before or after talking with Prime>>1884509Well if you recall, she's already willing to let you talk the protoform into joining you as an independent or are you referring to have her talk to the protoform if she reaches it first
>>1884574Her talking to the protoform if she reaches it first.If it seems to have an independent streak we'll just offer an agreement of mutual support. If we reach it first.
>>1884580>>1884574Before I think.It's only fair.
>Must be important, i'll be careful with them>I need to check in with Prime; there's some matters that i need to discuss with him"Must be important, I'll be careful with them."Dinobot nods. "Indeed. The survey post can be fickle and take time to construct, but they'll make it more difficult for the Predacon's to move around this area and any area you set them up. Plus you need to have them within a certain range of each other to create a network, otherwise we'd just get random pings.""Makes sense. Well then, back to it?"You both transform and resume more practice. The two of you discuss a few battle strategies that would help if the two of you are on the battlefield together to make you a devestating force to be triffled with. The hours go by and it comes to dusk. "I need to check in with Prime; there's some matters that I need to discuss with him."Dinobot turns to you, with a nod. "Anything involving the mission?""Possibly a game changer.""Then we should head back. Do you want to bring that with you" He points and gestures to Tarantulas body.>Bring Tarantulas' body, give it to them to see what they can do with it>Keep it here for now, salvage what you can from it>I'll talk to Prime before I decide what to do with the bug>You go on ahead, I need to take care of some things here first. >Write in
>>1884639>>Bring Tarantulas' body, give it to them to see what they can do with itMight ease things with Rhinox a bit.
>>1884639>>Bring Tarantulas' body, give it to them to see what they can do with it
>>1884639>>>Bring Tarantulas' body, give it to them to see what they can do with itMaybe Rhinox can carve out something useful from this fucker's corpse.
>>1884655>>1884656>>1884671 Supporting.So the basic consensus is to work with Arachnia to reprogram new protoforms.To eventually establish our own faction?
Oh FFS! no one linked the last thread again despite people still posting in it.
>>1884724I'd prefer to let them decide if I was going to be honest.Be less the faction that uses programing tactics and more the guys who talk to people and make them their allies.That's basically what we've been doing since we started this quest anyway, in between the bouts of extreme carnage.
>>1884724...no. What gave you that idea? Last we spoke, we went to some effort to dissuade her from doing exactly that.The idea was we talk to them. Let them decide for themselves.
>>1884724No, the basic consensus was NOT to reprogram new protoforms, but to try and convince them of our philosophy after they've emerged.
>>1884724We wanna talk it over with them let them make their own discission.If they're independent we offer mutual support.
>>1884746Its been awhile since I read this quest so correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that BlackArachnia's intention?If so why are we working with her?Not that I don't like her, she was a favorite of mine as a kid.Just trying to figure out our endgame.
>>1884724like >>1884746>>1884752>>1884756 said, we're going to let them decide. Every protoform gets to choose their own path in this world, just like we did, and if they want a strong arm to fight beside them, then we'll give them that too.
>>1884779Because we're hoping she either slags Megatron or leaves the Predacons to join us, and we like the way that chassis curves.
>>1884752Ignorance mostly.>>1884752>>1884756>>1884772>>1884786Got it. I'm behind a few threads so I wanted to get an idea of where the quests been moving.We're basically following Optimus's ideals.
>>1884779We're working with her because she's useful.We don't care about Predacon or maximal as long as you're not a dick, the only reason we're targeting the Preds so hard is because they're like 90% dick.
>>1884779Because people are idiots that find the idea of starting a new faction entertaining despite the fact we are a maximal in all but name
>Bring Tarantulas's body, give it to them to see what they can do with it"Yea, lets see what Rhinox can pull from it."The two of you take awhile to pull it from your outpost towards the Axalon. You have to admit you didn't expect the trip to be this quiet. You recall that your last attack against the Predacons resulted in Megatron having his troops hunker down in their territory. It was just by chance that Tarantulas, being the schemer he is was caught outside allowing you to take him out. The lack of immediate retaliation makes you think that maybe the Predacons are preparing a full assault or are just waiting for the Pod to come down. The other thing you notice was the lack of communications from Blackarachnia, she did say that the saurian was gonna probably have her take over Tarantulas' duties meaning that she'll have a harder time getting away from the base to meet. This could make things more difficult but at the same time, she was excited by the prospect of pillaging Tarantulas laboratories and research. You two reach the Axalon, a bit later than you normally would have. Damn spider is a pain to carry. "Sentinel, stand down." Dinobot announces."ACKNOWLEDGED."You allow Dinobot to go up first. The three of your collective chasis' is a bit too big to fit. You get a faint flicker on your comlink as you stand there."Blackarachnia to Warpath.""Warpath here, can't talk. I'm at the Axalon."She quietly groans. "Well as soon as you're done with them, contact me. I can meet you back at your outpost.""Copy. Over and out."You shut down your comlink with that. You don't need a repeat of what happened last time you were here.As you climb up the platform you are greeted by the majority of the Maximals, minus Tigatron. Most are still at their stations but seem to be curious at what you've brought back. "Well I see you brought company." Optimus jest as he points to the bundled up spider body."We really need to start discussing the lax approach towards membership," Rattrap adds. "You think we'd just let in any old Pred."Dinobot snarls at him. Airazor and Cheetor seem impressed with the mangled remains and Rhinox just rubs his chin quietly observing."I figured you'd guys might want to play with him." you give a quick jab to the spider's head. "See what he might have lurking inside there.""Hey, you couldn't pay me enough to get inside that freak's melon." Rattrap puts his hands up."Rhinox why don't you take a crack at him." The large bot approaches. "So, this is what you were working on?""Sort of. I need to discuss somethings with Optimus first though."Optimus cocks an eyebrow at your words. "We can talk in my office." He walks over that direction. Rhinox looks you over. "Cheetor give me a hand, we'll take this thing down to the lab for safe keeping for now.""You got it, Rhinox.""I'll cover your monitor until you get back, Cheetor.""Thanks Airazor."(cont.)
You give a nod to your fellow bots as you make your way to Optimus command room."First off, fine job with dealing with Tarantulas and thank you for bringing him here." The door closes behind you as you enter. "So what's this about?">Tell him about your deal with Blackarachnia>Tell him you want to switch up the mission plan>Tell him about the intel you've gathered about the Predacons (chose to either include Blackarachnia or not)>Discuss additional support on your conflict with the Predacons>Discuss your concerns for the protoform inside the stasis pod (about wanting it to have its own choice when it emerges.)>write in
>>1884882>>Tell him about your deal with BlackarachniaOptimus isn't gonna force it to be a maximal
>>1884882>>Discuss your concerns for the protoform inside the stasis pod (about wanting it to have its own choice when it emerges.)Want the new guy to have the same choice we did. Freedom for all sentient beings and all that rot.No telling him about the spider, not until she officially tells barney to fuck off. Right now she's our only inside intel to the preds so the longer we can keep that shit under wraps the better.>Tell him about the intel you've gathered about the PredaconsBecause he's our ally and not telling him is kinda ridiculous when our goal is to scrap these assholes the first chance we get.Obviously we keep quiet on our fuckbud- I mean, tentative ally.
>>1884882>>Tell him about your deal with Blackarachnia>Discuss your concerns for the protoform inside the stasis pod (about wanting it to have its own choice when it emerges.)>Discuss additional support on your conflict with the Predacons
>>1884882>>Discuss your concerns for the protoform inside the stasis pod (about wanting it to have its own choice when it emerges.)He won't force them to join up. He didn't with us. But, I think we need to hear him say it.>>Tell him about the intel you've gathered about the Predacons (chose to either include Blackarachnia or not)Don't talk about legs yet. Never burn a reliable source of intel if you can avoid it.
>>1884882>Discuss additional support on your conflict with the Predacons>Discuss your concerns for the protoform inside the stasis pod (about wanting it to have its own choice when it emerges.)
Ok we have a a main focus of the conversation but we do have a conflicting tie breakerTell them about Blackarachina or not to>Tell him>Dont tell him
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1884979Dice gods?>1 tell him>2 don't tell him
>>1884979>>Dont tell him
alright. vote closedWriting
>>1884979Can we have a bit of a write in to soften the blow and prepare him for it? What exactly are we gonna say to him? I don't want to seem like we are trying to forcefully create a 3rd faction but to give a 3rd "option" for people who do not wish to be bound and have a strong independence streak. Most of us were pre-maximals so odds are we'd all have a bit of that in us except for the OG predicons. If we can't do that then I'd go for DADT.
>>1884979don't tell him
>>1885058Oh ok.took me a minute.Um yea if you want you can come up with a write in and depending on how things go, we can use it.
>>1885063Was hoping to get imput from the other anons, I'm just curious as to how we will say it to optimus.From his pov he may see this as an affront to transformers who were previously maximals and feel protective of any "modifications" to them, that is if we decide on using the chips.The other option with us not using the chips would be us losing rapport with Blackarachnia because she seems to be in charge a new faction, were as we are more for being a defacto leader of a loose collection of individuals...Go with not telling him for now.>>1885033>>1884979>Dont tell him
All the protoforms that haven't woken up yet were either Max or Pred to begin with correct?Stasus pods that were shot onto the planet by Max to avoid dying in the crash.Then Preds that pursued them.
Anyone like?Optimus, as you know I highly value my freedom and independence from being tied down to any faction but my own. I want you to know that I intend to give future protoforms the chance to choose of their own free will what path they will follow, and that they be permitted the chance to explore their options as much as they'd like before committing to a choice.
>>1885098They are all Maximal to begin with as members of the Axalon's crew. The Axalon was the only ship close enough to pursue the Predacons and when they took too much damage in the fight, they launched the pods into orbit to prevent them from getting damaged in the crash. This is why both sides want them so badly, it could tip the scales of the conflict due to their being only a limited number of active members on either side
>Discuss your concerns for the protoform inside the stasis pod (about wanting it to have its own choice when it emerges.)"Well its about the mission. More accurately about the protoform.""Don't worry, we're taking every measure to ensure that we get there first.""Yes, but then what?""What do you mean?""Will you give the protoform a choice like you did me?"Optimus seems surprised by this question. "Warpath, you were a bit more unique case. You emerged before we even got there and fortunately we got to you first.""But I'm still not a Maximal.""You're a Maximal Warpath. You were made from Maximal parts and Maximal programming. As far as I'm concerned you are one of us in everything but name." "So what about the pod?"Optimus hangs his head for a moment. "Look, I understand where you're coming from. You like your independence. But I was in command of this mission. Those people are my responsibility and I intend to rescue my crew. I wont risk the Predacons getting a hold of anymore than they already have.""And if I were to get to a stasis pod first? Say, in the future.""Then I can only hope you do the right thing."Its quiet for a moment. Your a bit frustrated but clearly so is he. You want him to say the words that he wont force them to join, but at the same time you can see he's concerned about their safety and doesn't want to see them led astray. Maybe that's why he's so coddling."Well in the meantime, I have a bit more intel for the mission."Optimus shifts his stance, "Oh? What have you learned?""From what I can tell, the Preds are hunkering down. Which explains why they haven't tried attacking just yet." "Airazor reported the same. Their defense grid is on high alert and from what we can tell that means they'll probably make a full assault for the pod. Depending on which of their people are still active and repaired, I might need to reassign Dinobot and you. Even go so far as calling in Tigatron."Reassignment? What does he mean? Is he suspicious of you as well? Did Rhinox say something?Maybe you should make a suggestion before he tries to order you again. Also, depending on where he wants you, you might not be anywhere near the stasis pod to do anything about it, leaving its fate in the hands of the Maximals or if she can reach it, Blackarachnia. You did want to try to convince her of your way of doing things if she gets there instead of forcing it.>Hear out his plan, maybe its for the better>Tell Optimus the plan is fine as is. You and Dinobot can handle it. We only need to stall them>Tell him you can run riot solo (this will allow you full freedom of movement to do as you please)>Send you after the pod assisting Airazor, the two of you stand a better chance at getting to the pod>Write in
>>1885140>>Hear out his plan, maybe its for the betterListen, THEN decide
>>1885140>Hear him out.>Run riot solo.
>>1885140>>Tell him you can run riot solo (this will allow you full freedom of movement to do as you please)
>>1885140>>Hear out his plan, maybe its for the better>Remind him /AGAIN/ he can suggest but /not/ order. He wants to command he has to beat us in battle first.
dinner, may delay post
>>1885206It's cool.Real life takes priority.
>>1885227ok back, resuming writing
>Hear out his plan, maybe its for the better>Run riot solo"What did you have in mind this time Prime?""Well I was considering having you reinforce Airazor. If the Predacon's move out in force then she'll get overwhelmed before we get there." He rubs his chin. "However if i do send you, I want you to cover her. Let her handle the pod."So he wants us on pod detail, but not to actually assist with the pod. "What about skirmishing the Preds?""I'll have Dinobot and Tigatron on it instead." You can't help but feel this is a test. On one hand, you'll have an oppertunity to reach the pod, but he wants you to support Airazor instead.But what do you wanna do?>Very well. Go along with the new plan>Rather fight the Predacons. Stick to the old plan>Very well. Agree but do as you please while looking for the pod>Write in
>>1885426>Rather fight the Predacons. Stick to the old plan
>>1885426>>Very well. Agree but do as you please while looking for the pod
>>1885426>Very well. Go along with the new plan.I think we should probably begin to realize that there is no viable "third option" here.Blackarachnia's playing us. We're not a patsy.Yeah, we can rip and tear her WHEN (not if) she betrays us...but that's gonna leave us out in the open with the Predacons gunning for our hide...and the Maximals not trusting us.And guess what...we need the Maximals' trust. Because we need their CR chamber.So let's just go with what we should have all along, and become the Maximals' best goddamned fighter.
>>1885426...I don't like this, I want that protoform to have a choice goddammit not get roped into this war without consent.>Very well. Go along with the new plan>That Protoform should still get the same choice I had. I'll watch her back and make sure the Preds don't get her but I want a chance to talk to it.
>>1885456>>1885456>>1885426>>Very well. Go along with the new plan>>That Protoform should still get the same choice I had. I'll watch her back and make sure the Preds don't get her but I want a chance to talk toThis seems right.
>>1885469>>1885426One again I also support letting Blackarachnia know what's up.
>That Protoform should still get the same choice I had. I'll watch her back and make sure the Preds don't get her but I want a chance to talk to it."Very well. I'll go along with this plan.""Glad to hear it. I'll send word to-""I'm not finished Prime! That protoform should still get the same choice I had. I'll watch Airazor's back and make sure the Preds don't ge her but I want a chance to talk to it."Optimus stare at you. "...Very well. Warpath."Sometimes you got to remind him who's not the boss.You don't know if there's anything else you want to do here. Airazor and Dinobot are still around. Maybe tell them about the change. Of course thats Primes job, but you couldnt hurt to learn what they have in mind for the mission. Or you could head back and contact Blackarachnia. You could plan with her now that the Maximals plans for you have changed. >Talk with Airazor about the change>Talk with Dinobot about the change>Head on out to the outpost>Write in
>>1885576>>Talk with Airazor about the change>>Talk with Dinobot about the changeTalk to them, see what they think about the mission, after that>Head on out to the outpostContact the spider tell her the mission's changed.
>>1885587I'll support this.
>>1885576>Talk to Airrazor.>Head to the Outpost
>>1885587>>1885576Ah yeah.Change to this.
You do relize those are MAXIMAL protoforms right as in they are already maximals our problem is our memories got fucked up but we were a maximal at one point
>>1885713Maybe they don't wanna' be maximals anymore.
>>1885713Yeah.But that doesn't mean they want to continue that way.This way stop gaps losing people like us to Megatron.
>>1885713Just because you were born in america doesn't mean you want to join the Marines.We're giving these folks a third option instead of fighting in a war they might not want to.
>>1885713We're not forcing them to join up. Just making sure they know from the start that there are more options than just 'choose from these two groups, follow orders and destroy whoever you didn't choose'.
>Talk with Airazor about the change>Talk with Dinobot about the change>Head on out to the outpostSince there was time, you figure this was a good opportunity to chat with Airazor and Dinobot about the new mission. You call them over to tell them the new situation. Dinobot crosses his arms. "An interesting maneuver.""I'm not complaining. I dont mind having the back up." Airazor chimes in. "No objections?"Dinobot shakes his head. "While I'd prefer your assistance, Tigatron should be capable." You know the raptor would rather be in the thick of it and Tigatron is more of a strategist but the sign of a good soldier is adaptability to ever changing situations. "Good to be your eyes in the sky. We can't fail." Airazor smiles.You glad to see things wont be an issue, you're certain Airazor will be easier to handle than Primal but your not against them. You just feel that they should be given a choice.Taking your leave you head on back to your outpost. You need to keep Blackarachnia in the loop of the recent changes and plan accordingly.As you approach closer towards the woods, you switch back on your comlink. "Warpath to Blackarachnia come in.""Well well pussy cat, finally free to play?""I'm heading back if thats what you mean." She laughs. "Good. I'll head over now."You dont waste anytime to get to the outpost. You give the area a quick look over. Same as you left it. Heading over towards the entrance of the den, you look inside. She was hiding in there last time. But no sign of her. As you move out of the den, you hear a few branches snap. Looking up you dont see anything immediately but you catch her spider form just as shes about to propel down."Welcome back Warpath. Missed me?">Stick to business, tell her the latest about the Maximal plan>Chit chat a bit, ask her if she has anymore upgrades to share>Ask her the sit rep of the Predacons first before sharing your info>Write in
>>1885804>Stick to businessFirst things first.> Ask her about the PredaconsAlso important>Chitchat a bitGotta build them social links after though.Scrap the upgrades.She owes us some time talking about her own motivations and general things.
>>1885804>Ask her the sit rep of the Predacons first before sharing your info
>>1885821>>1885804Also.>If you get there first...I'd appreciate you giving it a choice and talking things over.>The rate things are going...if we don't set this aside and focus on getting off this rock. >Well, if there's just one Maximal or Predacon left stuck here because they can't pilot a ship alone, does it really matter who "won"?
>>1885838>>1885804This bit being wholly optional, particularly if nobody likes it.I just think>Going to try to get everyone home safe if possible and stop this stupid back and forth if possible.Is a nice counterpoint for our methods.
well this seems pretty unanimous
>Stick to business>Ask her about Preds>Chitchat a bit"Look, lets cut to the chase. I've got some news about the Maximal plan."Blackarachnia transforms as she lands on the ground. "Aw, no time to play? Pity. Here I've been coupe up in the purple saurians base, putting up with each bellow." She sighs as she dramatically whips her head back. "Here i though i'd get to enjoy myself, being on a curfew and all. But i guess you're right. Lets hear it." She places one of her pincer hands on her sticking out hip while she looks over the other. "Primal has me on pod detail instead of skirmishing with Dinobot. He'll be with Tigatron instead out here." Blackarachnia's eyes shoot open, as if I recaptured her interest. "Really? So you'll be out there, directly in proximity of getting our pod?""With Airazor yes."She scoffs. "The bird is of no concern. You or I could easily handle her. Though this works out perfectly, well almost perfectly.""Almost? I take it the Predacon situation has changed?""Some what. Megatron is furious with how things have been. He destroyed an entire console after you're little play date with his lieutenants. He almost slagged Terrorsaur as he was finally getting out of the CR chamber when he learned about Tarantulas." She cackles. "Unfortunately, dark and gruesome let Megatron in on the pod's actual whereabouts and time frame. Which is why he was already out there. Though I'm certain he was playing his own angle. Seriously who does that?" She says that last part with a knowing smile and a wink.You just shake your head. "Go on.""Well with Terrorsaur back, Megatron intends for there to be two groups going for the pod. While he hasn't been complete forth coming with the details, I'd say he's going to send the fliers together leaving me with purple face. Of course, he's been having me divert more power to getting Inferno back online sooner than expected." She crosses her legs and puts her arms behind her back. "Too bad, there's been 'complications' in getting the power to do so effectively. I'm afraid the bug wont be up to full power when the day comes if at all." Blackarachnia pouts that breaks into full wicked laughter. "So there's a possibility there's gonna be five predacons that day?" "Probably. You got the bossman really riled up. By the way, I've let it slip to him that I should perhaps head out early, though he's convinced that i'll get scrapped just like he did." She gets in close to you. "But i'm sure you wouldn't let that happen would you?""Listen I know you're along with me talking to the protoform but I want to know that you'll give the same kind of effort."She backs up, "What? You want me to trying 'talking' it over to our side? You realize its a Maximal and I'm a Predacon. I'm not really in a hurry to get vaped."
"You'll be fine as long as you don't attack it.""I'd also be fine if i reprogram it, but i know you're not going to let me." She grimaces. "We'll try it your way, but if your Maximal pals show up before you do, i'm taking my chances.""There's something else I've been wanting to ask."She sighs, "Go on.""What's your goals? You can't just be sneaking around for the sake of sneaking around.""I thought that'd be obvious. I want to take over the Predacons. With you and me in charge, we can force the Maximals to either submit or be destroyed. Same options to any Predacon that questions my-our leadership. But to overthrow Megatron, I need troops and so far, I have just one. A strong and capable one, but one none the less."Well, thats straight forward.>Why not just switch sides to the Maximals?>Do really think this will work out the way you think it will?>So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking?>Whats to stop Megatron or the Maximals from destroying you ahead of time?>Write in
>>1885940>>So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking?
>>1885940"I already get all of that. It's just, well, power for power's sake is pointless. And if you ever left here you'd be under some other big-wig. I mean there's a system right?""What I'm asking is- why? Sure, it's a decent enough pass time, but fighting back and forth over the lines of some 'larger' conflict? Without Megatron in the picture it doesn't have to be- that.""If I'm being honest, we both know you're trying to use me, and vice versa here. The goals are just different.""If I'm being honest, it boils down to making sure everybody can get out of this alive, or at least as many as possible. Maximal, or Predacon.""That's what I'm asking."
>>1885940>So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking?She wants to destroy or conquer the Maximals WHY HAVEN'T WE KILLED HER YET
>>1885940>>Why not just switch sides to the Maximals?
>>1885958Yes trying to kill EVERY PREDACON we meet minus her sure sounds like trying to get them out of the war alive
>>1885940>>1885958Also>Why not just switch to the Maximals"Between you and Dinobot, it would put the circuits on the board wouldn't it? They're fine with me after all."
>>1885940>>Do really think this will work out the way you think it will?Megs is smart, scary fucking smart. If he doesn't already have 30 plans for this exact same scenario bubbling around in his twisted skull I'll eat my hat.>>So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking?Scorponok, Inferno, Terrasaur. Basically any predacon besides Waspinator (and maybe even him) aren't going to take being ordered by her lying down, back up from us or no. Unless she reprograms each and every one she's going to be up to her ample breasts in betrayals.>>Whats to stop Megatron or the Maximals from destroying you ahead of time?The Maximals might let her live, but Megs is sure as shit going to go for the kill-shot.How does she expect to survive if everyone is going to be gunning for her ass?
>>1885940>Why not just switch sides to the Maximals?>>Do really think this will work out the way you think it will?>>Whats to stop Megatron or the Maximals from destroying you ahead of time?
Alright tallying up and writing
>>1885965Eh.Mostly those can be written off as self defense.And there's the whole sanctity of life/freedom of choice angle by way of preventing Predacon reprogramming.Just because we're a sniper doesn't mean our main motivation is killing everything in line of sight.We're a security officer. Their primary function is typically protection, from a Maximal stance anyway.Just turns out that offline boots aren't much of a threat.
>>1885940"Could work. Doubt it will, but it's possible. Personally, I just want to end the war, get as many sane bots off this rock as possible.">>So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking?I wouldn't mind her in charge of the local preds, if she can keep them in line long enough for all of us to get off planet. So long as we kill off the real fanatics - Megs, the ant, the starscream expy, it's potentially doable.Not so keen on the 'force the Maximals to submit or be destroyed' part, but I'm pretty sure we can bring her round to cooperation rather than unnecessary conflict.
>>1885982You do remember the time we went looking for predacons for the express purpose of trying to kill them right? Warpath is a fighter everything about him is based around martial might and using it
>>1885996For the purpose of making it harder for the Predacons to mount an offensive.There's a reason I typed "as many as possible"If we really were nothing but that as you say, there's no reason why Blackarachnia, Optimus or Rhinox aren't offlined oil spills right now.
>So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking?>Why not just switch sides to the Maximals?"So what if folks dont get in line with your way of thinking? I mean, do you expect the other Predacons to just follow suit?"She crosses her arms. "Predacons do things differently than Maximals, Warpath. The strong rule over the ones too weak to take it for themselves. I never said the transfer of leadership was going to be easy, otherwise i wouldn't be out here with you or trying to secure stasis pods with my own reprogramming chips as opposed to regular Predacon shell programs. Besides I figure if all else fails, we could issue a Predacon challenge, you representing me of course.""And that is?""Simple rules that you're very good at. A one on one challenge for leadership of the Predacons. Survivor wins and the remaining Predacons have to adhear to the end results. The rest already fear you, so taking down someone as powerful as Megatron would leave my ascention as leader, uncontestable."Getting ahead of yourself but I can see why. I like that they fear me atleast. "And I know this is a long shot, but why not just switch sides to the Maximals if you're displeased with the statis quo of the Predacons?"She looks at you surprised. "ME?! A Maximal?!" She starts laughing hysterically. You stare at her straight faced. "Oh you were being serious. C'mon, kitty cat, do you really think they'll let me join their little club?""They accepted Dinobot into their organization.""Of course they did, he evened out the sides. If he had chosen to remain a Predacon, this war could have been finished a long time ago.""They're not all or nothing like the Predacons though, I'm sure they'd give you a fair chance."She takes a few steps away. "I'm a bad girl and I like being a bad girl. They'd attempt to reprogram me into some goody goodie.""They havent tried anything on me.""Of course not, you're still techinacly one of them." she scoffs. "Ugh can we change the subject and focus on the protoform?""I'm just saying things dont have to be so black and white, like this war. There are shades of grey and you dont have to just be what they programmed you to be. Thats the choice i want the protoform to have.""Oh? And other than running wild and free, what's your angle? Hmm? What's Warpath's big end game that you think both the Maximals and Predacons are going to completely ok with?"A good question. What is Warpaths end game?>Write in
>>1886038Freedom. It's why I left Cybertron, at least I think so.I wanted to see what was out there, of where no one else had gone, do what no one else had done.No one giving me orders, no one making me fight their battles, just me free to do what I wanted.Bit of a pipe dream I know, even a ship has a captain, but it would have given me a chance at it.I didn't sign up for this war, didn't start it either, but I know for a fact that both sides are hungry for capable warriors.Those Protoforms are like me, like you, not aligned with any side save their own. They shouldn't be forced to fight in a war that they didn't sign up for in the first place. They shouldn't be scrapped because someone from another side got to them first and either reprogrammed them into fighting or told them it was their duty.I want this war done. I want the Preds who are the real bastards taken down and the rest given a chance to be free.Our ancestors fought a war that damned near destroyed them, I refuse to let that play out in minuscule on this planet.We shut it down, we fix our ship, and we damn well go on the exploration trip we fucking wanted to do in the first Primus damned place.You want to be queen of the idiots, that's fine, evevryone needs a dream.Me, I want to see what the universe has to offer, and that doesn't entail winding up face first in the dirt with my spark extinguished because some asshole wearing a pred insignia got a lucky shot.
>>1886038"If I'm being honest, it boils down to making sure everybody can get out of this alive, or at least as many as possible. Maximal, or Predacon.""I'm a security officer, I value free will. Hard to have a choice when you're offline."Unfortunately, I have to work with the tools I have.""I guess I was hoping you'd help me supplement those. Which you haveThat's why I asked you to give it a choice if I couldn't.This back and forth is- well. What's the point if there's only one Maximal or Predacon surviving?"
>>1886038Basic plan?Kill off all of the idiots who care more about screwing over other bots over than actually surviving.Get some transport functioning.Get off this backwater shitshow of a planet and back to something vaguely like civilisation.After that, don't care much. Maybe try to reduce the overall conflict to a dull roar, or at least find a better reason for everyone to kill each other than 'but that's what we've always done', but really? That's a pipe dream at the moment. More focused on the immediate future.
>>1886063>screwing over other bots overUgh. That's what I get for rephrasing.
alright i'll give it a few more mins, then see what meshes well together
"Freedom and survival.""And you actually think thats possible with the way things are here?""Its what I fight for. I dont remember much of who I was before waking up in my pod. From what I can understand here, its not that uncommon. Eventually I want to leave this planet and either find my way back to Cybertron. Maybe regain some semblence of who I was. But for now, I'm more focused on the immediate future and thats trying to reduce the overall conflict. Unfortunately I have to work with the tools I have. I guess I was hoping you'd help me supplement those, which you have. Thats why I'm asking you to give it a choice if I can't. "She contemplates your answer. "Fine we'll try it your way for now." She transforms back into a spider. "But if this goes wrong or things get out of hand, all bets are off and I do things the way I know how. I need to get going. Take care of yourself Warpath. Hope things work out the way you want them to, but dont hold your breath when the Maximals or Predacons allow their old scores to keep it from happening."With that she scuttles out of the woods. You're not quite sure how well she took your words, let alone if she feels like this partnership is going to last. You're left alone wondering what the future truly holds for you. But for now you need to focus on the immediate picture. There are still a few days left, what would you like to do?>I've got everything taken care of (fast travel a few days to the morning of the pod drop)>Plan out your mission for the pod, making preperations >Contact one of your fellow maximals (specify)>Go on patrol, still work to be done>Write in[Last vote of the night]
>>1886102>I've got everything taken care of.
>>1886102>>I've got everything taken care of (fast travel a few days to the morning of the pod drop)Can't think of anything else we need to do.
>>1886102>Plan out your mission for the pod, making preperations namely target practice with our rifle and Infernos gun
>>1886102> Crush those reformatting chipsThen>I've got everything taken care of.
You feel that there's not much left for you to do. All the pieces are in place as it were and nothing left to do but to let the chips land here they will. You do decide to take a bit of time to practice with your rifle and Inferno's gun. The last thing you want is to have the same trouble as you did with Tarantulas. All thats left for you to do is wait. Maybe patrol here and there but you expect these to be quiet if not completely dull. The day is almost here. From what additinal information you've gained namely from Airazor is that Grid Delta will be experiencing heavier rain than last time you were there. Might make things more difficult, both for you and the pod. Most protoforms are still 'under' when they come in for a landing. You're hoping the landing will go smoothly, too many variables could make this mission rougher than expected.(Ok i lied one more vote)So with the pod coming the next day how should you preceed>Get up early and contact Airazor; heading out together>Get up early and head straight to the Grid Delta solo>Wait for when the Maximals signal you to head out>Set your signal array to scan for the stasis pod and head out once it alerts you>Wait for Blackarachnia's signal that she and/or the Predacons are heading out; meeting up with her (alone hopefully)>Write inAnd with that we'll continue on tomorrow. Not sure what time but hopefully a bit earlier than today. Thanks as always for coming out and hope you're enjoying the story.I'll be around for awhile if any question/comments/etc
>>1886119>>Get up early and contact Airazor; heading out together
>>1886119>Get up early and contact Airazor; heading out together
>>1886119>Contact Air RazorWe've done about everything thing we can.We'll just have to trust Blackarachnia this time and see what she does with it.Still.>Contact Blackarachnia.Over comms or just keep an eye out for a signal from her.Give trust to get trust and so forth but if we could check in with her that would be good insofar as we're somewhat allied here.Keep an eye out for her at any rate.
>>1886140>>1886119Keeping an eye out for her is mostly just checking if she did take our advice, and not shooting her by happenstance.
>>1886119So.What are your thoughts on the quest as it stands?How do you feel about it?Anything on your mind you want to discuss with us Anons?Also less important but required screeching:Character Relationships Statuses update when?
>>1886166Definitely interesting, not where i thought were we would be overall. I had a strong feeling the players were gonna go for the 'neutral' route but I wanted to see which direction players would lean. As how do i feel, its not too bad. Trying to keep things from getting too monotonous is tricky with the current status quo. Also I'm trying my best to keep the character voices Um discuss? Nothing really comes to mind thats critical i guess. Am a little surprised at the 'blood' thirstiness of some players haha I do hope people can relax a bit about character 'kills' namely the whole stasis lock. I only have so many characters to work with so I do have the roll system for a reason, namely to keep from this becoming just a straight up meat grinder. Not that I would stop players but they might not live through it. Hell Warpath almost got killed by scorponok and inferno it was originally going to be a three bot battle and i'm glad i took them out, seeing how those rolls were going Its a bit disheartening when folks complain about not being able to insta-kill everytimeRelationship status will be updated either tomorrow after the pod drops or on Fri, since i'll most likely not be running that day. It'll give me a chance to work on stuff
>>1886168Fair enough. That all seems super reasonable.From my end personally I wouldn't mind if you played fast and loose with events or the like.Have you considered getting a discord and/or Twitter for feedback and quest alerts?
>>1886168You might need to set up more protoform/reinforcements. I mean, Ravage followed them. Who's to say another predacon/maximal ship didn't.The small numbers of the factions seem to be the current major problem.
>>1886174Well I do have the twitter but not many followers. I have a discord but I never really use it. Maybe I should >>1886176I was considering this, but I didn't want there to be too many 'pod of the week' events. I even moved up this stasis pods fall but I might have to increase the number. Another ship might not be a bad idea either. How to make it work with the current story I'll have to think of
>>1886168For what it's worth I think you do pretty well at keeping their voices for the most part
Sorry i'm running late. We'll be starting soon
>Get up early and contact Airazor; heading out togetherYou set up your internal clock to awaken you by sunrise. You weren't certain exactly when the pod was going to show, so you figure it would be best to get a move on as soon as possible. "Warpath to Airazor." You also decided that getting a hold of Airazor would be best. This would allow you to coordinate your search more efficantly.It takes a bit to get ahold of her but finally you raise your comarade. "This is Airazor. You're up early.""I thought it would be best to get to Grid Delta sooner than later.""Not a bad plan, but we'll need to be careful with the weather, its coming down pretty hard.""Very well. Meet you on the outskirts of the jungle.""Sounds good. Airazor out."You have mission. Just to need to decide what to take with you.>Standard load out (Halberd and collapsable sniper rifle)>Swap out one of the two above for Inferno's gun>Swap out one of the two above for the two cyber bees>Bring Tarantulas' visor, might come in use>Bring Tarantulas' grapple gun, might help with mobility>Don't swap, but bring Blackarachnia's cyber venom rounds>write in(Remind you, bringing too many items drains your internal energy and will load you down)
>>1887451>>Standard load out (Halberd and collapsable sniper rifle)We're pretty shit with the rifle, but it's still the best ranged option we have.
>>1887451>Swap sniper rifle for grapple gun.What with the weather and all having some rope on hand for emergencies couldn't hurt.
need a tie breaker or will coin flip
Rolled 1 (1d2)Ok we're gonna let RDGesus determine>>1887486option 1>>1887491option 2
>Standard load out (Halberd and collapsable sniper rifle)You make your decision to stick with what you know and set out for the jungle. The weather where you are is not unpleasant, but you can see the dark clouds looming in the far distance. You mind wonders a bit thinking about the mission. Its a bit strange for you to be this distracted but its different than your usual ops. Usually its just a run and gun or hack and slash day but this is a rescue mission. Sporadically you look around in the early day's growing light. No sign of any Predacons yet, but you think they might be waiting for the pod to actually show, similar to the Maximals. You wonder if Blackarachnia will send you any information as a heads up or sit rep. Between the possibility of getting caught and the discussion last night, you feel she might just keep on the down low. It wasn't the most pleasant ends to a conversations. Passing the rough terrain between your forest and the jungle you scan the area. Little sign of any life and movement. Unsettling but not completely unexpected. The ambience of the region is broken with the bird's screech. Airazor. Looks like she's been looming around but keeping out of sight."Welcome to great outdoors." She swoops down as you slow down to stop."Funny. So any sign yet?"Airazor shakes her head. "Well nothing visually and I doubt it's gonna be much better once we head in. That storms not looking like its going to let up."Hmm thats not good. It'll limit visibility and you'll have to resort to scanners to give you a more accurate idea of where its going to land. >Contact the Axalon see if they have any new information>Proceed to head in towards the jungle with Airazor, try positioning yourselves for the best coverage.>Head in alone and have Airazor act as eye in the sky>Remain here and act as go between with the Axalon and Airazor, who will head in>Attempt contacting Blackarachnia (Will require a stealth check with Airazor in the vicinity)>Write in
>>1887632>Contact the Axalon to see if they have new information.>Head in alone. Attempt to contact Blackarachnia "Weather's looking bad, you might want to skip this one"
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>1887647Ok make a persuasion roll1d100+5
Rolled 60 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1887671>When you're so shocked by the QM roll you forget to fill out fields
>>1887694haha sorryin the meantime writing
Ok experiencing some tech issues. Lost the last update. Gonna take a break to get everything fixed and hopefully resume soon
>>1887819>Bad day for machines all around.Man I hope this isn't representative of how this whole thing's go.Regardless, no big deal QM. Anons tend to be a surprisingly patient sort.
>>1887839>Going to go.Well, that was embarrassing.
Ok I think we're good. Resuming writing
>Contact the Axalon to see if they have new information>Head in alone>attempt to contanct Blackarachnia"Weather's looking bad, you might want to skip this one."Airazor tilts her head, "What are you talking about? I've braved tougher than this." She shakes her head. "I can handle it Warpath.""Alright, alright no need to get testy." An awkward silence lingers between you. "I'm...gonna call to see if they have any updates about the stasis pod."Airazor takes off into the air, "You do that. I'll keep an eye out for the pod and the Predacons."You have the feeling this is gonna be a long day. "Warparth to the Axalon, Airazor and I are in position.""This is Good Guy Central, reading you loud and clear." Oh goodie, the rat is on the coms again."Awaiting any news on the pod or Predacon activity.""Well Fangs, no sign of it yet. Stripes and Chopperface have set off to locate and engage the Preds but so far everything's quiet.""Keep us informed. Warpath out." You cut off the radio before you have to listen to anymore of his usual 'wit'. As things stand you look up skyward and see Airazor circling wide. This might be a good time to sneak a call to Blackarachnia."Airazor, the Rat says scanners are quiet for the moment. I'm gonna have a quick look into the brush.""Very well, dont get lost."Well she sounds annoyed. I'll give her some space, purely for teamwork reasons. As you move into the green You toggle your comlink and switch to your other line. "Warparth to Blackarachnia, I'm at Grid Delta. Whats your situtation?"There's no immediate response. You debate on whether or not try again. Figure she'll get back to you but you get a quick response."Blackarachnia here, Predacons are getting ready to move out. I'm heading out in advance but fliers are heading off with Megatron and Inferno.""The ant's awake?""Desperate times. He's not a 100% but big and purple isnt taking any chances. Got to go. Blackarachnia out."Hmm you're not sure if the Maximal's will intercept them in time, but you also know that you and Airazor have the advantage at the moment. Also you will recieve reinfocrements as soon as they detect the pod. What should you do now?>Talk to Airazor, try and patch things up.>Move in deeper into the jungle>Strategize with Airazor, suggest spliting up to cover more ground>Strategize with Airazor, suggest sticking together>Ask her about letting you talk to the protoform when it emerges>Write in
>>1888208I meant to say that to Blackarachnia, swhy it was under the contact her bit
>>1888215Oh well...too late now. she probably wouldnt listen though; tougher roll as well
>>1888208>Talk to Airrazor, try to patch things up."Sorry about that, sometimes I wind up processing out loud on accident.">Strategize with Airrazor, plan a couple routes and meet up points.Wandering is fine, but being able to provide timely assistance if asked would be good.Other than that we're just looking for the pod.
>>1888225Yeah, it was more about the effort and an attempt to improve rapport on my part.I didn't expect her to have a ton of say this time.This is neat too though.
>>1888256Honestly I just kinda figured talking to the Protoform was a given.
>>1888273Yea but i just wanted to see if you guys were going to talk with Airazor involved in the conversation or just kinda control the conversation
>>1888284Oh, yeah, personally I'm cool with talking it over with Airrazor.Unless you meant the whole "welcome to life" bit.In which case she seems to be the Maximals bot of choice anyway, so...eh?I mean I'm not against hearing her opinions on things.Character interaction is where you get most of your character growth and all.
>Talk to Airazor, try to patch things up>Strategize with Airazor, plan a couple routes and meet up pointsYou reemerge from the brush and switch back your comlink. You watch as Airazor continues to circle above. "Hey Airazor. Mind coming down here?"She circles down and glides downward. "Whats up? Find anything?""Uh, no. I wanted to apologize. Sometimes I wind up processing out loud. I wasn't trying to sell you short."She seems genuinely surprised. "Oh. Well. I appricate that. I guess I should apologies as well, i just dont like being the idea of being seen weak.""Glad we can clear the air. That said, I had an idea.""Lets hear it.""You know the area. We establish a few meet up points, clearings preferable. And we stay fairly close by for provide timely assistance.""Sounds good." She starts to transmit some of her three dimensional maps of the area. There's a few locations that the two of you start pointing out as points Alpha, Beta, and Charlie.Alpha is by a watering hole, looks like theres a lot of mud. Probably a game trail.Beta is around where you first saw Tarantulas.Charlie is on two-thirds of the way in, closer towards the cost.>We should just head in out in order>Lets hit up Charlie since it the furthest out and we can double back>Head for Beta, Tarantulas was searching here for a reason.>Write in
>>1888365>Head for Beta, Tarantulas was searching here for a reason
>>1888365>Let's hit up Charlie and double back.
Rolled 2 (1d2)ok since we have another tie,i'm gonna roll>>1888367option 1>>1888369option 2
>>1888386Disregard thisWe got a tie breaker
>Head for Beta, Tarantulas was searching here for a reason"Lets head out over towards Beta, that's where Tarantulas was doing something. He had some sort of scanner."Airazor nods. "Sounds like a good plan. Lets hit the wind."The two of you head out into the jungle. Its difficult to navigate but you recall the way there. The green is thick, so you expect Airazor to reach the point first. Its tricky with the amount of overgrown plants, trees and the growing amount of mud. You're doing your best not to slip throughout. "Airazor to Warpath. Winds are picking up but I'm closing in on Beta.""Roger that."It takes longer than last time but you reach Beta. You see Airazor huddled underneath some of the branches of the trees you had used for cover earlier. "Some weather huh?"So what do you want to do here?>Look for that scanner Tarantulas was using originally>Follow your gut, look around and see if there was anything more than usual>Ask Airazor if she can scan the area>Write In
>>1888421>Follow your gut, look around and see if there was anything more than usualI have no idea what to do so imma say go with our gut
>>1888421>>Ask Airazor if she can scan the areaEyes in the sky for a reason. And whilst she's doing that, we can search around a bit ourselves.
>>1888421>Follow your gut, look around and see if there was anything more than usual>Ask Airazor if she can scan the area
Ok give me two rollsFirst is your searchSecond for Airazor
Rolled 98, 40 = 138 (2d100)>>1888444
>>1888421>>Follow your gut, look around and see if there was anything more than usual>>Ask Airazor if she can scan the area
Rolled 78, 16 = 94 (2d100)>>1888444
Rolled 26, 63 = 89 (2d100)>>1888444
Rolled 69, 29 = 98 (2d100)>>1888444
>Follow yur gut, look around and see if there was anything more than usual>ask Airazor if she can scan the area"Alright, lets have a quick look around. Tarantulas was up to something here and there might be something we're missing."Airazor comes out from under the shade. "Maybe he thoought the pod would land here?""Maybe but he seemed like he was calculating something on a device.""Right." She starts flapping her wings to take off. It seems like with the wind and rain she struggles a bit but gets in the air. You on the other hand start looking around the ground. The rain water have washed away most of the smells of non organics along with any foot prints. Still your gut says something is here. "Airazor to Warpath. I'm not seeing anything overly unsual on my scans. Alot of wildlife but nothing overly unusal."Hmmm, doesnt fit the spider's MO. You walk closer to the cliffside water formation. You start getting frustrated with out finding anything, slapping a few stones around. Though when you slap a few of those stones towards the rocks, there's no sound. Infact the stones disappear into the rock. You approach it closer and put your paw on the rocks. It passes through. A hidden door way. Probably another lair. Must have been new.>Call it in to Airazor>Go in and explore it, maybe there's something in here>Avoid it for now, you're on mission>Write in
>>1888468>>Call it in to Airazor
>>1888468>Call it in to Airazorg'night yall.
>>1888468>Call it in to Airazor
>>1888475Night, thanks for coming
pretty unanimous, so gonna start writing it
>Call it in to Airazor"Airazor, I found something.""What do you see?""Looks like Tarantulas was constructing a lair here. Probably to give him immediate access to this stasis pod. Or worse.""It would be the closest know Predacon position to our territory. They could launch surprise attacks from down here if they were planning to expand.""What do you think we should do about it?""Well we dont know how much time we have until the stasis pod comes down. Should we explore it?""Might be booby trapped."As you examine the holographic wall, your comlink goes off. "Yo, Fangs hope you're enjoying your junge safari cause the scanners are picking up that pod.""Airazor, the pods coming down."She starts looking around the skies. The rain is coming down hard. "I dont see it. Do we have coordiantes?""Wanna be less vague there Rat?""Hold on, I'm working on it." Airazor keeps looking around the sky. "Should we spread out, see if we can tracking line of sight?">Lets spread out, cover more ground. Call it in when we see it>Stick together >Lets wait till we get an exact fix on it.>Split up, call up Blackarachnia about the pod (and give her the location once you get it)>Write in
>>1888488>>Lets spread out, cover more ground. Call it in when we see it
Rolled 63 (1d100)also ignore me
>>1888488>Lets spread out, cover more ground. Call it in when we see it
Ok since you decided to split up, where do you want to head and where do you want Airazor to head>South to Charlie>East to Alpha>Remain in the area of Beta>Head west
Well seeing as its gone quiet, i'm gonna call it for tonight.Thanks to everybody that showed up. Will try to run sometime this weekend depending on how busy work gets.
>>1888503>>East to Alpha
So my original plans for to day fell through and I'm freeAnyone interested in me running in a few hours? (Like 2-3 from now)
>>1889296Hell yeah!Sorry about your plans though.
>>1889363no worries, wasnt anything major
Alright i'll give 10 min for the previous voteand then we'll get started
>>1888488>Spread out.>Split up and call Blackarachnia.Gotta keep folks in the loop and she's unlikely to call it in to the rest given her own designs.
>>1889696East to Alpha.And keep tuned in constantly to Rat-Radio, the minute the scanners pick up anything clearer we need to be in on it.
>>1889748>>1889296This is fine.
alright writing it up
>Lets spread out, cover more ground. Call it in when we see it>East to Alpha>Call Blackarachnia"Sounds like a plan. I'll head off to Alpha." "Roger that. I'll head over to Charlie. Keep in touch, we're on our own for the moment until Optimus and the others arrive." The two of you take off into two directions, you wait a few moments before signaling Blackarachnia."Warpath to Blackarachnia, the pods inbound. No confirm location just yet.""Acknowledged."You switch back to Rat-Radio waiting for updates as you navigate your way to the rally point."Rattrap any news updates.""On the pod still too early, but Chopperface and Stripes found Megadork and that crazy ant. They're taking pot shots to slow them down. No sign of the fliers though.""The fliers must already be on route here. We'll keep an eye out just incase.""Loud and clear. The boss monkey and the rest have already headed on out.""Sounds good. We'll give you heads up if anything develops. Warpath out."You reach on the location of the water hole. Even in this rain, its teaming with life. The pods scanner should have no problems selecting a form thats for sure.>Pick a vantage point here and prepare yourself if this is the landing zone>Keep patrolling the area; ready to move out if need be>Call Airazor and give her a heads up about the fliers possibility heading in>Write infucking captcha....
>>1889852>Keep patrolling the area; ready to move out if need be>Call Airazor and give her a heads up about the fliers possibility heading in
>>1889852>>Call Airazor and give her a heads up about the fliers possibility heading inThen go back on patrol, building a nest would be nice if we were certain a Pod was incoming here but right now we need to stay mobile and observant.
>>1889852>>Call Airazor and give her a heads up about the fliers possibility heading in
>>1889852>>1889852> call air razor>Keep patrollingWith Airrazor distracted now would be a fairly opportune time to call the spider if we're gonna.
>>1889899We literally just called her
>>1889910Well it doesn't hurt to know her current location in an operation like this.
>Call Airazor and give her a heads up about the fliers possibly heading in >Keep patrolling the area; Ready to move out if need be"Airazor, heads up. Get your swatter ready, we might be getting some pest flying in."The audio was slightly garbled, probably from the weather. "Loud and mostly clear."It bothers you a bit that this comlink isnt holding up as well as you were lead to believe. But no need to worry about that right now, you need to be limber and ready to move. The pod will be showing up shortly. You circle the permiter of the area, ensuring you remain hidden if the Predacons get too close to this area that they wont get the drop on you like you did Tarantulas.As you circle for the third time, you notice some movement in the trees. You freeze and prepare yourself to see what's causing the disturbance."Blackarachnia to Warpath.""I'm here.""I'm homing in on your location. Any sign of the pod yet? Are you alone?"You sit for a moment. Is that her in the forest? The jungle and the rain is messing with your sensor and you can only assume that she's got her signature dampener going to keep her off everyone's sensors. "No sign of the pod yet and...yeah Airazor is in the south at the moment."The she-spider comes out of the tree line and shoots a web over towards your general area. "Good. Is this where you believe the pod is going to drop?""Its one of our rally points. One of the few clear zones."As you inform her of that, you're main comlink goes off."Heads up Fangs! Pod inbound in your vicinity."You start looking up in the air, you dont see it but the tree line is keeping it from being clear and the clouds dont help.""Airazor to Warpath, I have eyes on the pod it looks like its heading your way." Well that confirms it. You should be the first to reach the pod as it comes down. But then Airazor contiunes."Looks like you might have company soon." If only she knew. "I see Terrorsaur and Waspinator not to far away. We could intercept them and hope the others get here in time, or I can try to hold them off while you get to the pod."You're not sure what to make of the situtation. Do you leave Airazor to try and fight the Preds two on one or do you back her up and hope the protoform emerges on its own. Blackarachnia is here, so she can secure the pod as well, but can you fully trust her to talk the protoform into joining the two of you? And what if the Maximals arrive while she's there? >"On my way" go and assist Airazor. The pod will be ok>"I'll secure the pod, stall them but dont stick around if things get too hot" Go for the pod>"On my way" Have Blackarachnia secure the pod>"I'll secure the pod" Go with Blackarachnia to secure the pod>Write in
>>1890108>>"I'll secure the pod, stall them but dont stick around if things get too hot" Go for the pod.
>>1890108>"I'll secure the pod, stall them but dont stick around if things get too hot" Go for the podIf the fliers are here then Megz is on his way.We need to get to that pod yesterday.
>>1890108>>"I'll secure the pod, stall them but dont stick around if things get too hot" Go for the pod
Rolled 26 - 10 (1d100 - 10)ok ignore meminus ten due to two on one
>>1890183Rip airazor you will be avenged
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1890183Rolling for retreat since you guys opted for her to not stick around, if not next roll for stasis lock
>>1890193Not today my good anon>>1890206pic related
Might not be able to slow them down, but when it came to haulin ass she beat sonic.
>I'll secure the pod, stall them but dont stick around if things get too hot." Go for the pod"I'll secure the pod, stall them but dont stick around if things get too hot." You start moving around to get a better sight of the pod as it comes down. Blackarachnia is on your heels. "You got it. Good luck Warpath. Airazor Maximize" Airazor cuts out and you can only assume she's fully engaging the two Predacons. She's tough, but you know her weapons aren't the strongest. Of course you recall the two dolts she'll be fighting weren't the toughest. You shredded Terrorsaur pretty easily and Waspinator bailed so you hope she's got a chance.The pod is coming in hot, but its in a bit of a spiral. Looks like its going to have a rough landing on its own. Blackarachnia gets close up to you."If you want I can try to set up some webbing to catch it. No guarentte that it'll prevent it from being damaged but it might cushion the landing."She's not wrong, but if any of your fellow Maximals show, those webs will be pretty obvious. You can always try and come up with some excuse as to why its there. They're still a ways out though, you might be able to get the protoform out of here long before they reach here.>Have Blackarachnia do it, Pod safety is paramount>No webs, too much suspiscion >Ask if she could try to hack the pod and activate the landing thrusters>Write in
>>1890323>Have Blackarachnia do it, Pod safety is paramountWe can always say she got here first but we fought her off before she could do anything
>>1890323>No webs, too much suspicionRisky but its also game time. However>Ask if she could try to hack the pod and activate the landing thrustersOnly if it will not be obvious and bring attention to her/us
>>1890323>>No webs, too much suspicion
>>1890323>>No webs, too much suspiscion >>Ask if she could try to hack the pod and activate the landing thrustersIf none of those work then>Have Blackarachnia do it, Pod safety is paramountHate to reveal our hand so early but I'd rather have the Maximals mad at us then a dead protoform on our hands.
>>1890323>>No webs, too much suspiscion >>Ask if she could try to hack the pod and activate the landing thrusters
Rolled 67 (1d100)AlrightIgnore me
Rolled 95 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1890386Pod landing
I think you are all overestimating the risk if the maximals don't see us working with black Arachina there isn't a reason for them not to belive that she tried and failed to get the pod before we got there can't believe I'm advocating using her tho
>>1890399It's not a bad idea.
>No webs, too much suspicion>Ask if she could try to hack the pod and actiavte the landing thrusters"Dont use webs, it'll cause suspicion. Do you think you can hack the pods computers"She rubs her front legs. "Possibly, but risky.""Do it.""Blackarachnia Terrorize" She transforms into her robot mode and you see a thin beam shoot from her eyes at the pod coming down. Her face seems strained but you notice the pod slowing down and its thrusters start to ignite. She begins to cackle a bit though it seems strained by her attempts to getting the pod to land safely."Got it. I had to divert power from its start up program to the thrusters, but it'll get here just fine."[ALLY PERK GAINED - Blackarachnia now gains a +5 to when accessing/hacking Maximal Technology while working with Warpath]The pod comes down almost to a crawl as it lands on the coast of the watering hole near your location."Airazor to Warpath. I'm hit. I need to fall back. Sorry they're going to get to you soon."Slag. When it rains, it pours. Literarly. Atleast you know the pod is safe. "Just get out of there and get to safety.""What do we do?" Blackarachnia says facing you. "We can try to move the pod, hid it? Unless you're aching for a fight without me.""You cutting and running already?"Blackarachnia raises up her hands. "Hey they can't see me here and think that we're working together. We can pretend to fight but they might make off with the pod and attack you as well." Its a tricky situation. You can try to kick start the pods start up program and hope it finds a suitable life form quickly. Of course you can trust Blackarachnia to do it as well. Or call Rattrap and find out how close the Maximals are, maybe you can wait it out. >Have Blackarachnia hid the pod>Work with Blackarachnia to move the pod to an different location. (specifiy where)>Mock fight with Blackarachnia, its risky but maybe reinforcements will get here before the fliers try to steal the pod>Try to start the pods start up program >Have Blackarachnia activate the start up program while you engage the Predacons, they fear you still right?>Call Rattrap >Write in
>>1890483>>Have Blackarachnia activate the start up program while you engage the Predacons, they fear you still right?Activate the program, then she can work on hiding it in the foliage. The protoform deserves the choice
>>1890483>>>Have Blackarachnia activate the start up program while you engage the Predacons, they fear you still right?
>>1890483>Tell Blackarachnia to leave.We need our inside source of intel alive, she's more valuable in the Pred ranks than opening the pod.>Try to start the pods start up program Get this thing working, maybe we can get the new guy to run for it and save his own ass while we hold the preds off.>Call Rattrap WHERE THE FUCK IS OUR BACK UP.
>>1890483>>Try to start the pods start up programWorking with Blackarachnia is one thing, but trusting her not to futz with the Protoform? At the very least, we have to monitor whats he does.
>>1890483>Tell Blackarachnia to leave>Try to start the pods start up program>Call RattrapThe prtoforms memory probably isn't damaged wich means it will probably stay a maximal so it shouldn't see us working with a predacon
>>1890483>Have Blackarachnia run the start up program while you engage the Predacons.Worst case scenario she does what we discussed.Best case scenario she just runs the startup and we show we trust her.
IF Black Arachina reprograms it is that enought to call off this "alliance"?
>>1890522Um, worst case scenario is she uses a Predacon chip and the Protoform is mind-wiped and a new Predacon rises in its place. If possible, we need to do this ourself, and it's possible right here and now. Let the Protoform choose what it becomes.
>>1890533If she does that it's still loyal to her over Megatron.If she does as we agreed, then she won't use the chip.It valso proves we can't trust her to keep her word.
>>1890532Yes. Because she lied to us.
ok tallying up the votes
>>1890555Looks like it's 3 and 3.
>>1890573Actually >>1890543>>1890515>>1890509>>1890503Four for do it ourselves
>>1890587Ah, misread one of them
ok make a persuasion check for her to leave
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1890621
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>1890621
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1890621
Rolled 23 (1d100)alrightWriting it upignore me
>Try to start the pod's start up program>Tell Blackarachnia to leave>Call Rattrap"I'll handle getting the pod online." You transform and start walking to the stasis pod. "But you need to get out of here before they see you.""What?!""You're more valuable in the Predacon ranks than here opening this pod.""And what if there's something wrong with the pod? You need me."You turn to her. "You got it down here safely so it should be ok. I'm sure I can figure this out."Blackarachnia shakes in frustration then transforms back into her widow form. "You better get it on our side." Before she walks over towards the edge of the jungle. "Dont get scraped in the meantime."You nod to her as she leaves. What a thing to say, like you could ever get scrapped. You make your way to the pod. Its a lot more buttons than you remember. Of course you were inside last time you were here."Rattrap, I'm at the pod, Airazor got damaged and is heading back. I'm about to be swarmed by Predacons. Need a sit rep?""Whoa whoa. What?! Um ok. We'll get the CR Chamber ready. Dinobot and Tigatron are heading that way. They've slowed down Megs so you shouldnt have that to worry about him.""Him?" "Yeah, Inferno got sent packing back to Pred central." Rattrap chuckles."Alright well i need to get this protoform online." You pause. "How do i do that?""What do you mean? It should start up automatically.""Well it seems like the pods computer prioritized landing over activation." you bluff."Just try accessing the program's computer and command it to do what i needs. It can also prompt you.""Got it." You start looking over the controls. >Command it to activate start up sequence and scan for replication (QM rolls will determine new protoform)>Make a few alterations to the protoforms programming before activating start up (players can change gender, combat class, priortize certain beast mode selections)>Use Blackarachnia's chip (will auto activate the start up sequence/will reprogram to Predacon/can still make alterations as in above option)>Write in
Taking a short break. Gonna have dinner.
>>1890873>>Command it to activate start up sequence and scan for replication (QM rolls will determine new protoform)Seems pretty hypocritical to say every bots got their own choice... then go in and make changes right as its about to spawn
>>1890873>>Command it to activate start up sequence and scan for replication (QM rolls will determine new protoform)Can we like...put our hand or paw on the pod and like, whisper something meaningful? Like, "You can be whoever, or whatever you want."
>>1890873>Command it to activate start up sequence and scan for replication (QM rolls will determine new protoform)GO! GO! GO!When it wake sup offer it our Hand "Come with me if you want to live"Finally a chance to you an Arnie reference, from terminator no less
>>1890873>Command it to activate start up sequence and scan for replication (QM rolls will determine new protoform
Pretty unanimous; Will take suggestions of jungle animals for beast mode. currently making a list
>>1890907Sounds a bit OOC I mean we are pro individualism but that sounds a bit too flowery
>>1890974Frog or Chameleon.
>>1890974AnacondaPantherTapirCrocodileMonkey or ApeBat
>>1890974seconding >>1890991with chameleon, that's great
>>1890974I'll admit I do like the idea of an>>1890995>Anacondapurely on the gronds that i don't remember any snake bots.Except Quickstrike, who really doesn't count. Weirdo fuzors.
>>1890995>>1890974Tapir sounds amazing
Rolled 1 (1d2)alrightdinner done, lets get this bot built
Rolled 3 (1d3)building
Rolled 5 (1d10)
>>1891111>>1891117>>1891122What'd we get?
Rolled 2 (1d6)
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>1891126You'll see
Alright writing it upon the plus side, you guys will get to name them once they are revealed
>>1891152I have the best name already.We can call them Animal Robot Guy.
>>1891173>>1891189>>1891197>>1891165https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eO3XmuVry4seriously though just wait for the post. its close to being done
>Command it to activate start up sequence and scan for replication (QM rolls will determine new protoform)"Computer activate start up program. Begin scan and replication. NOW!"ACKNOWLEDGED...The pod starts up and begins activating. "Well well, look who we have here?" You hear coming from above. Oh great, these idiots. "Hmmmmm, Waspinator says cat bot should get away from pod. Waspinator doesn't want to damage pod when Waspinator turns you to scrap!""Well since you asked so nicely....Eat slag." You take out your collapsable sniper rifle and fire a superficial shot to throw them off balance. BEGINNING SCAN FOR COMPATIABLE LIFE FORMS....."What?! No!" Terrorsaur tries to fly down to the pod. But you rush towards him with a roar that causes him to flinch and veer off. Oh yea, he remembers what you're fangs can do."Waspinator will go for pod!" He begins to fly downard as well as he takes a few shots in your direction. You drop the sniper rifle and swing your Power fist which he dodges but you keep him off balance. COMPATABLE LIFE FORM SELECTED. BEGINNING REPLICATIONThe pods systems go crazy as buttons and screens light up."Noooo, stupid pod already picked another stupid Maximal." Waspinator shakes his gun with rage.The pod's door opens and from within a large black and grey furred form begins to emerge. Its face is long and narrow, with a equally long tail, but its more defining feature is its massive front claws."Where am I...what in the matrix is going on?" He says.>Welcome to the war (insert name here) Now lets shred these Preds!>Easy friend. This is a war zone>Watch out!>Write in
>>1891280>Why hello Dickbot. We're currently under attack by Predacons, who want to destroy both of us. They're not very friendly.
>>1891280>>Easy friend. This is a war zone>Long story short , these two jackasses wanted to enslave you before I got your pod started up.
>>1891280>"Welcome to Earth. Might wanna' go hide for a bit while I have some words with my friends here. Won't take but a sec.">Turn around and roar at Waspinator to intimidate.
>>1891280>>1891297This is good. Backing this.
>>1891280>>Write inOffer hand "Come with me if you want to live, [insert name here]".
>>1891280>Easy friend this is a Warzone.>Sup Vermilio?what it's a corruption of the anteater suborder.
>>1891297Tell him more fiends on the way, tell him to wait for us we need to talk to him before he is forced to take a side he doesn't have to
>>1891350Aww, do we not get to roll for scary?Oh wait it's Waspinator, nvm.
Rolled 20, 82, 12 = 114 (3d100)also make an intimidation check
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1891369
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>1891369
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>1891369How could we fail it's WASPINATOR
>>1891359sorry i had spaced on it
>>1891369I really hope the middle one is our guy.
>>1891369I am REALLY not sure what to make of this.what does it MEEEEEAAAAAN?
>Inb4 before this we were actually a Deceptacon hyper lethal vector that was being stored in that pod as they had no prison cells, hence our compliance, nature and reluctance to take a side. The moment Ravage shows up he broadcasts a code to try to reawaken our old self
>>1891396Exept we have memories of fighting for the maximals
>>1891410We were DEEP cover.
>>1891423We value freedom WAY too much to be a predacon
>>1891396I mean minus the Predacon bit that was basically Rampage. He was apparently ALWAYS a horror show. Just a Maximal make. According to the show though they didn't noticably screw with his head besides.>Successfully does so. Manages to reawaken our old self. Get processors back to full.>...I mean yeah but I prefer being Warpath for the most part.
>>1891429Not true, they value their own.And as Dinobot could prove they aren't all wholly irredeemable.That said not all horrifying criminals are Predacons.Like if we did something trying to end the war that the council found repugnant, well.. that's a good reason to be locked up.
>>1891720Yeah I can by us being a maximal war criminal exept prime would probably be a bi wary of us
>"Welcome to Earth. Might wanna' go hide for a bit while I have some words with my friends here. Won't take but a sec.">Turn around and roar at Waspinator to intimidate."Welcome to the new world. Might wanna go hide for a bit while I have some words with my friends here. Won't take but a sec."The anteater turns his head looking at you and looking at the wasp robot. "Um..alright..Not sure what to make of all this...""Hold it right there. The cat is lying to you! We are your true allies." You hear being screeched behind you. "Aid us in destroying him!"Huh, you almost forgot Terrorsaur was here too. Damn lizard. You unleash a terrifying roar. You catch Terrorsaur doubling backwards, panic clearly on his face. Waspinator doesn't seem fazed, still looking like he's deciding on whether to just shoot you or the new protoform as well.The anteater seems definitely bothered by this sudden outburst and trying to put the pieces together. He begins to lumber out of his pod. He's definitely larger than you though he'd be. "Look I'm just going to wonder over here until I can figure out what in cyberton is going on."He starts backing away from the field."Bzzzz, new bot stay. Help Waspinator and Lizardbot destroy Cat bot. See? He's evil!"You hear the unsure voice of Terrorsaur. "Umm...y-yeah. Um...Dest-roy him!">(Persuasion) Search your circuits, you're a not some Predacon>(Intimidate) Beat it Preds! Unless you want to find yourself back in the CR Chamber>The negotiations have failed! Attack Waspinator>Write in
>>1891731Not if he's unaware or more focused on other cargo.Like Rampage, insane, violent immortal bastard that he is.
>>1891739Holey shit Waspinator is a lot braver then I expected> Call Rattrap and have him deal with negotiations/ ask where prime is
>>1891739Yeah totally trust the guys who want to reprogram you into a slave. That'd end greeeeeat. Listen buddy I don't care who you join as long as we can chat about it first. Aight?
>>1891739>"How can I be evil if you're already evil though? If the evil man says that another person is evil, does that not make them good?">Have our hand behind our back and start motioning for Anteater Bro to move while we distract Waspinator.
>>1891739this >>1891753>I don't care who you join, but we should talk first. I'll agree to a ceasefire if they will
>>1891739>Look, I'm not going to force you to do anything you don't want. I'd like to talk things over with you, but no pressure.>People shouldn't be forced into conflict without their consent.>I might have to hurt these two in self defense though.>What do you say bug? Send terrorsaur home and we just talk this through?
Yeah we REALLY shouldn't try to convince him to join us when there are press around
>>1891739>(Persuasion) Search your circuits, you're not some PredaconWith this >>1891753 Write-in tacked on.
>>1891751Well, I mean Starscream has never quite been made of cowardice.
>>1891739>(Persuasion) Search your circuits, you're a not some PredaconYour either A) suffering from the same memeory failure I am in which case these guys are going to mind wipe youor B) you know your a Maximal in which case we need to get out of here before more of these guys show up.When I awoke i didnt remember anything but these guys tried to rob me of my freedom, dont give them a chance to take yours, come with me and lets get out of here, we can find the truth together!
ok so from what i'm reading here were gonna change up a bit of the next vote. (might simplify what i need to come up with)>Stand down, negotiate with the new 'maximal' and the predacons>Try to persuade it to make up its own mind, with the current situation being the basis of his decision.>Let the anteater choose what to do>Fight off the predacons until Optimus and the others get here>Other (write in)
>>1891822>>Stand down, negotiate with the new 'maximal' and the predacons>>Try to persuade it to make up its own mind, with the current situation being the basis of his decision.Stand down, tell the Preds that you won't stop Anteater if they choose to go with them.
>>1891822>Try to persuade it to make up its own mind, with the current situation being the basis of his decision.>Let the anteater choose what to do>Be ready to defend it should the Preds get hostile.
>>1891822>>Other (write in)Tell him to stay in cover, others are coming.>Fight off the predacons until Optimus and the others get hereIf it looks like we're not doing good tell him he must make up his own mind and search his circuits, don't let them change him into what they want him to be..he is..his own bot. (then we power down dramatically)
>stand down>>1891822>Let the anteater choose what to do>Be ready to defend it should the Preds get hostile.
>>1891739"You want to sign up with the Preds, that's your choice. If it's really what you want, I won't stop you. But as long as I'm standing, anyone that tries to MAKE you choose is getting scrapped. So take your time. We'll all wait. Or, they'll do the stupid thing and I'll have to wait by myself. I don't really care which."
Rolled 63, 61 = 124 (2d100)ok then. We're gonna need some rollsFirst roll to persuade the Predacons to stand down1d100 with a minus 10
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>1891876
Rolled 9 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>1891876
>>1891883>>1891884Holy shit am I glad I posted before you.
Rolled 64 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1891876
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>1891876If they don't stand down it'll reinforce our position
Rolled 25 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1891876
Rolled 60 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1891876Did it not go through?
>>1891884...ah, nuts. Well, I'm done rolling tonight.
>>189188369>>189189054>>189190015>>1891904thats a shame since you're the only one that entered it in right
Rolled 9, 10 = 19 (2d100)Alright make a straight 1d100 roll to persuade the anteater to make his own choiceIgnore Predacon rolls
>>1891923We did good though right? We convinced Waspy and Terrorsore?
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>1891928>Those rollsOh god. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1891928
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>1891928
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1891928I swear my field says -
>>1891937did you remember the plus first (yea its weird like that)"dice+1d100+-10"
>>1891937Rolling a neg mod on 4chan requires +-. Just a - results in a +.
>>1891947sure you dont want to try againNeed one more roll
>>1891932>>Those rolls>Oh god. HAHAHAHAHAHAOh, the irony.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>1891950...ah, fine.>>1891928Here we go.
Rolled 94 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1891950This whole plan seems dumb
>>1891957Shit, I'm glad I checked back late.
>>1891957Why is it I only roll well when I'm expecting catastrophic faillure?
>>1891964>Not believing in free willNo, BM-era Rhinox, it is you who has lost your their way.
Rolled 52 (1d100)alright last roll before writinganteaters roll
>>1891739>>1891989>Write inJudge by us not by not cheap words, but by what we do! Deeds and and actions speak louder than words ever could!
>>1891982It's not that it's the whole try to intimidate the predacons and when that fails immediately ask for a cease fire
>Try to persuade it to make up its own mind, with the current situation being the basis of his decision.>Let the anteater choose what to do>Be ready to defend it should the Preds get hostile You drop your guard. "Ok lets talk this out before everyone ends up in the CR tank."The other bots look at one and other, then you. "What are you trying to pull now?" Terrorsaur aims his weapon at you."This bot deserves the same option i had. Let it choose its own destiny."Waspinator and Terrorsaur look at each other again. The anteater just stares confused at each of you."If it knows whats good for it, it'll join us." Terrorsaur turns, pointing at him. "You! Join us now and we will destroy this savage beast!"Waspinator joins in, "Yes...join us and destroy cat bot."The anteater looks over at the two Predacons, with an expression on his long face that could only be described as flabergasted. He looks over at you."I think i will choose. I choose not to stick around here." He starts to turn away from everyone."Wait! I command you!" Terrorsaur screams out, his shoulder mounted guns deploying.Well that could've gone better. But now it looks like they're gonna backshoot him. You reach behind you for one of your weapons. >Grab the Halberd, time to slice up these Preds>Uppercut Waspinator in to the trees>Redraw the sniper rifle, you've been practicing>Write in
>>1892071>Tell him to look out and take the hitand thus we earn trust by taking one for the team>Redraw the sniper rifle, you've been practicingAs we fall backwards>Write inTell the Anteater the direction the Maximals are coming from. Tell him that they won't slag him but they will fill him in on what is going on and then he can make his choice. We'll stay here for a few moments to give him the time he needs
>>1892071>>Redraw the sniper rifle, you've been practicing>Aim for Terrorsaur and blast him before he can hit the AnteaterLast post for the night for me, good luck fellas and save our new friend.
>>1892071>>Uppercut Waspinator in to the treesWell, that went... it went.
>>1892091>>1892091Could have gone worse, two out of three chance it's alright.As long as it doesn't run into Megatron we're good.
>>1892071>Redraw the sniper rifle, you've been practicingStun waspinator.>>1892109More than like will run B.A.
>>1892121Given our current situation that seems fine.Really I'd be shocked if she didn't stick around to watch.
Writing.Sorry got a bit distracted
Why did you vote to attack Waspinator when it was Terrorasaur that was about to shoot him?
Make an attack roll if you want to fire the sniper rifle 1d100+10
Rolled 68 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1892163
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>1892163
>>1892162This is does raise a pointWho are you guys aiming at, i know a few said Waspinator, but others wanted to attack terrorsaur
Rolled 60 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1892163
Rolled 5 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1892163A Last Roll before sleep takes me
>>1892162o, thought it was waspy that was gonna shoot him.change my vote then?
>>1892177I would prefer starting with Terrorsaur given how his guns are set up it ought to be easier to knock his shoulder mounted things off their mark.And it's harder to disarm him.Cuts the number of projectiles from 3 to 1 though.
>>1892196So even if it was both, it would make more sense to start with Terrorsaur logistically.
Rolled 51 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1892163Shooting the lizard
>>1892177The one about to shoot new friend in the back, if we miss tank the shot
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>189217078>>189218070>>189221761rolling evasion
>>1892249back to the scrapyard with ye
>>1892249Oh that poor, dumb, klutzy lizard.
>Redraw the sniper rifle, you've been practicingYou take out the sniper rifle and take aim at Terrorsaur to interrupt his attempts on the new protoform. It shouldnt be too difficult this time now that you've practiced.He never sees it coming so fixated. You knock him out of the air. "Gaaah, Waspinator slag cat bot." the bug starts taking pot shots at you as you fallback to where the anteater was heading."Well that went well." he says to you."Just another day in the Beast Wars." You peak past some of the foliage cover to take keep sight of Waspinator. "Look this is getting heated. But I still feel you should make your own path here. The Maximals are coming from that direction. They wont attack you but they can give you the low down on what's what and you can make your choice from there. I'll cover you and make sur they dont attack you.""If you say so." he says with a shrug. "Who should i say directed me?""The names Warpath. Now go.""See ya around." The anteater lumbers away in to the general direction that you pointed. >Time to blast the bug.>Well mission accomplished...sort of. (take a few wild shots and clear out yourself)>Contact Optimus and inform him of the new bot>Contact Blackarachnia, have her intercept the anteater and 'talk' to him>Write in
>>1892321>>Well mission accomplished...sort of. (take a few wild shots and clear out yourself)
>>1892321Dammit I have to work in less than 6 hours, Insomnia isn't fun.At least I've got 4chan.>Well mission accomplished...sort of. (take a few wild shots and clear out yourself)Mission accomplished.>Contact Optimus and inform him of the new botNew guy, friendly, let him actually have a choice in what he wants Ect.
>>1892321>Mission accomplished sort of...>Contact BlackarachniaWe never got to have that talk, and she did agree to just talk. Let her know we'll be directing the Maximals that way soon.I say we trust her with it.Then just after>Contact OptimusLet them know general whereabouts and the Beast Mode.
>>1892351>>1892321Well okay, not JUST after.It'd be good to give her time to make her pitch and personally I'd like to be more trustworthy than Terrorsaur.
ok we have a tie for who to call (or whom to call first)need a tie breaker or i'll flip for it
>>1892321>Contact Optimus and inform him of the new botThis guy REALY doesn't seem like the kind of guy that would fit into our blackops/coup team
Rolled 12 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>1892380tie brokenignore mewriting
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1892384
let's hope those rolls are for the preds
>>1892380I mean not if no one ever extends the invitation, no.
>>1892399We haven't seen him in Robot mode, after all. We don't know what sort of Robot lurks in that anteater shell. Do we even know that he's a he? Waspinator's beast mode is a female wasp, after all.
>>1892399It's more he seems a bit meek to live in the wild with us and the predacons didn't give the best introduction so him working as a double agent with black Arachina seems unlikely
>>1892425Maybe easygoing would be a better word then meek
>>1892425>>1892411Who said double agent?Just get him onboard with the "this war is stupid" train.Or at least point it out to him.We'll figure out what he's good at later.
>>1892435Yeah that isn't what black Arachina would be trying to convince him though she wants to gain an ally and he doesn't have the right mindset to work with us And why can't we convince him that later I mean we could probably get primal to agree that the war is dumb with only a little effort
>>1892435Yeah, Blackarachnia's plans for him may be dead, but our original goal might still work out, if he'd want to go along with them. But, depends what the anteater chooses.
>Well mission accomplished...sort of. (take a few wild shots and clear out yourself)>Contact Optimus and inform him of the new botWith the anteater headed out, you take a moment to activate your comlink and start taking some shots at the Predacons."Warparth to Optimus, come in.""Optimus here, we're almost to your location. What's your status?""Keep your eyes open for an anteater headed your way. Give him the a choice.""You secured the Maximal?" Ugh you said choice. "Yeah, but the Preds got here. Had him make a run for it while stall'em.""We'll get to him. Well done Warpath.""Yea, well I'm getting out of here before it gets any worse.""Good call. We'll let you know what happens when we find our new ally.""Warpath over and out." Good thing too. You're almost at your limit for energon build up. You fire off a couple more rounds to push back the Predacons before transforming into beast mode and heading off. You can hear them firing off a few more rounds as you make your leave. You hope the new guy will be alright. Though the way things might not be ideal. While you did right by the Maximals, you didnt recruit the new protofrom. Infact he seemed a bit put off. You also dont think Blackarachnia is gonna like the way this turned out. She'll probably thing you deliberately set out to aid the Maximals instead. At least you hope shes not thinking that, might damage your guys partnership.You make it back to the nest. You decide to take it easy for the most part, trying to determine what your next move is going to be. You found out that while they had difficulty the new protoform has joined the maximals. I guess he's going by Tonguelasher or something like that.Well its better that then the Predacons, forcing him into service. >Take it easy for now (end thread)>Call up Maximals, find out how everything is going>Call up Blackarachnia, damage control>Plan out your next move. >Write in
>>1892448His choice would be live in a snipers nest with us infiltrate the predacons with black Arachina join the maximals or go independent and get ganked by Megs what one do you think is the least horrible to him from what we've seen?
>>1892450>Call up Maximals, find out how everything is goingIf they have a problem with how we dealt with him remind them we are a warrior and not a diplomat Well I gotta go cya covenant
>>1892458have a good night
>>1892450>Call Blackarachnia, damage controlI mean if you want to end the thread that's fine. But damn do we need to do this.>>1892453>Not offering to help him get by.
>>1892463>>1892450We should also talk to Tonguelasher.Maybe invite him out and let Blackarachnia talk to him.Since it's still basically what we said we'd do.
>>1892463I'm on the fence on ending but wanted to wrap up any loose ends and/or set up for next Weds.
>>1892450>Call Blackarachnia, damage controlSour grapes, or craven weakling?
>>1892450>>Call up Maximals, find out how everything is going
>>1892493How do you mean exactly?I still think this could be fixed with a Meetup between her and Tonguelasher
alright we have a tie, but can cover bothfor the Blackarachnia call, how do you wanna handle it (depending on how you want to respond will determine the roll>Persuasive, you two still have options and can plan accordingly next time>Offer her something to maintain the partnership>write in
>>1892493>>write in>>1892510He seemed too weak and unfit for our goals, with either the battle courage of a wasp, with the loyalty of the ant, and the competence of cooked scorpion if we programmed him. Or the reliability the spotted cat and the tenacity of the rat if he joined on his own.Throw in a little to sweeten the pot. A strike any 2 for the price of lair of tarantulas/predicon and first pick of the spoils. Alternatively we can swipe something that isn't too important or noticeable from the maximal base....Don't have to be a carbon copy of the sugest above but take ideas from it.
>>1892514>PersuasiveAlso offer to have a meet up.Can't hurt.
>Call up Maximals, find out how everything is goingWhats the harm? You're not officially one of them, but it was their OP. Might as well get the low down on how everything went."Warpath to Axalon, come in.""Ah Warpath. Whats the haps big cat?" Hmm looks like the kid is on com duty today. Works for you, he'll probably answer anything you ask him."How are things back at the base?""Not too bad. Making room for the new guy. Tonguelasher is pretty laid back from what I've seen, not a big talker though. Rhinox is working with him to get him out of his shell so to speak."Hmm sounds about what you'd expect from what you saw. He's got size so you presume he'd have some power behind it, but from what you can tell he lacks a bit of the killer instinct like you do."What about the others, Airazor was damaged wasn't she?"Cheetor replies, his tone softens a bit. "Yeah, she took a few nasty hits but she'll be fine in a day or so. Good thing she got out of there like she did. The Preds must have been more fixated with the pod. As for Dinobot and Tigatron, they took a few scraps but nothing major.""Good to hear. Keep me in the loop if anything comes up.""You got it big cat, Cheetor out."Overall, the operation was a big success for the Maximals. Not so much for you, but you did manage to find another one of Tarantulas base, and you did give the anteater a choice though a dangerous one. What if he had sided with the Predacons, they seemed hell bent to have you scrapped. Speaking of Predacons, there was still one more call you needed to make.(continue)
Ok not much in the way of responses to the last vote so lets go with Persuasive Roll me a 1d100+-5 (due to mission failure in her eyes; would be ten but reasons)
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1892567just subtract 5 from my roll, I'm lazy.
Rolled 24 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1892567
>>1892576If this is a pass, then I bet she felt disappoint or thought anteater looked weak and lackluster for our cause and would rather it be a maximal instead or something.
i'll take one more roll
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>1892589
>Contact Blackarachina, damage control"Warpath to Blackarachnia""Ugh, its you. What do you want?"Well its gonna be that kind of conversation. Great."Calling to check in on our current status.""Status? Our status is we're short a protoform! We had it all to ourselves! How did you blow it?!""Look, I told you i wanted to give it an oppertunity to chose on its own.""And look how well that turned out!" You can heard the frustration, she is definetly not happy. You did send her away while you took said you'd handle it and you weren't able to sway it to your side. At least not yet, if you think you can."Maybe I can arrange a meeting between the three of us. Maybe we can persuade...""Maybe, maybe, maybe...What makes you think that its going to not out you to your Maximal pals? Hmmm? What happens then?""Well...""Do you think the Maximals are going to be so forgiving knowing that we're working together?""They're not like the Predacons.""Be that as it may, because of you, the plan failed." you hear her scoff. "Look you want this alliance of ours to work, then you've got one more chance to prove yourself.""Prove myself?""Yes, if the Maximals manage to get anymore protoforms on to their side, how long do you think it'll before they take the battle to Megatron and the rest of the Predacons."She's got a point, this war has been mostly a draw up till this point. Now the Maximals have the upper hand. "And how long do you think they're going to let you play forest ranger for? Eventually they'll try to force you to join them. If you dont want that to happen then we need troops.""Only if they join us."She again lets out her frustration. "Well next time, we're doing things my way.""We're not forcing anyone to join us against their will.""Thats up to you. As for me? I'm looking at the big picture. The next pod needs to be one of us, loyal to you and me or this alliance is terminated.">I refuse to reprogram any bot unwillingly>Next pod? Do you even know when it'll be coming?>Look, maybe I can change your mind on this, I found another one of Tarantulas lairs>Bribe her with Maximal intel next chance>Write in
>>1892638>Wait next one?>I found one of Tarantulas' lairsWe need support first right?If it has a CR chamber...
>>1892638>>Look, maybe I can change your mind on this, I found another one of Tarantulas lairs
>>1892638>>I refuse to reprogram any bot unwillingly
ok writing Last one for the night.
>Look, maybe I can change your mind on this, I found another one of Tarantulas lairs"Hold on, We can work something out.""And what could you possibly have to offer that I'd want other than a new loyal soldier?""How about whatever Tarantulas was hiding in his last lair."Theres a brief moment of silence. "Go on.""Back in the jungle, there's some kind of hidden lair there. I missed it before when we were fighting cause it was an some sort of holographic projection.""Hmmm, I see. He would use something like that. What was in side?""I didnt have time to look, the pod remember? Also Airazor was there.""Does she know about it?""Yes, but I dont think she was all that interested. The spider being dead and all."Again there's silence. "Tell you what, cat. If you find anything that's would be even remotely helpful or useful to us, I'll let you off the hook, but you have only a week and a half.""Why a week and a half?"She fiendishly chuckles, "Because if I've looked over Tarantulas' algorithm properly, we have about that much time until another pod comes down. And this time, I'll make the plans for this one. If you want to be involved, you better find something good. Blackarachnia out."Well slag...
And thats gonna do it for this weekThanks again for everyone who showed up and we will be running again on next WedsAs always i'll be around for a bit for questions/comments/concernsalso i'll post the new maximals statsand i hope to update the pastebin over the weekend in time for next weekSee you next time on...BEAST WARS
>>1892720Been busy all week, only have time on the weekends these days ;.;Thanks for running.
Our new Maximal Robot Name: TonguelasherBeast Mode: Giant AnteaterProgramming: Male DefenderAffiliation: MaximalFunction: Defense Specialist Basic Information Character Stats-Strength: 8-Intelligence: 5-Speed: 4-Endurance: 9-Rank: 4-Courage: 5-Firepower: 4-Skill: 7He has a lot of similarities to Rhinox in terms of size, bulk and basic function though he lacks the Tech savvy, he makes up for it with his ability to fortify structures and pinpoint the weak spots of enemy structures.
>>1892723Bummer today was kind of impromptu so normally i would have wrapped up on a Sat/Sun. Hope sometime you can pop in during the usual days but if not maybe on those weekendsthat reminds me i need to archive
>>1892732So are you still good to run this weekend?
>>1892768Not likely. I want to get the pastebin updated and need to take care of things around the house
>>1892801Fair enough, just thought it was worth asking.Have a good weekend CoP.
>>1892807No problem. Who knows if I get everything taken care of maybe I'll run if there's enough actives. Depends also on what anons want to do. There's of course the new mission from Blackarachnia but maybe folks have other ideas
>>1892833That sounds decent.I have a few ideas myself.Like maybe trying to cross reference our pod with the datalogs to figure out who we were.Or taking advantage of our roaming status to explore the planet.Maybe drag along Tonguelasher, one of the more naturally inclined Maximals, or the opposite like Cheetor, Rattrap or Rhinox.Or Dinobot, wouldn't be a bad choice. He might have a pretty unique view on the Maximal v. Predacon conflict.Wouldn't be a bad idea to ask him about his take on the Preds in general and get his view on what makes them tick. Might need a relaxed setting for it though.Also, some manner of catastrophe that forces the two sides to at least temporarily work together would be good.Particularly if it still clearly has additional "things we need" that puts them in competition to some capacity outside of simple survival.
>>1892833It's a pity we got an anteater, not our continuity's Flareup. Still, we can keep hoping and looking!
>>1892969More Dinobot is always good
>Next Time on Beast Wars!
>>1892979*looks up*There's definitely a chance to get a character like this someday. Either by chance or choosing to program a protoform (though I'm certain you guys won't select that)
>>1897062Well a fully blank Protoform literally isn't people.It's just a lot of the ones the Axalon jettisoned already were.
>>1897219True, but we'd have to call for a vote for that and you'll still have to secure it
>>1897219But some of the pods do have people I mean apparently we were a solider on. Cybertron
>>1897350The axalon was a science scouting ship right? So then that means there would likely be more scientists on board that soldiers.
>>1897394Its an exploration and survey ship so it would be outfitted with a variety of people. Ex. Rattrap and Cheetor weren't exactly science experts but had skills that would make them prefect for scounting and surveying. The use of beast mode is to allow them to survey without disturbing their surroundings
>>1897402Dinobot was really the only first-season Maximal who only had combat roles, really, and of course he was a Predacon/not on the Axalon's original mission.
>>1899538Well an argument could be made for Tigatron. He always had that old retired soldier feel to him. Also you have to admit, that for a group of nonsoldiers, they were pretty well armed
>>1900217Part of the recon mission I guess.Also they had Rampage on board.
>>1900330well Rampage was a special case. Protoform X, as a secret objective of the Axalons mission, was to be dropped off on an uninhabited planet, since his spark was 'indestructible'
>>1900433they would still probably send some guards on the ship just to make sure he didn't get free somehow
>>1900454New thread. >>>1908406