932/Hunting Autobots

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Hunting Autobots
Date of Scene: 23 April 2019
Location: Pancontinental Expy
Synopsis: Quake and his friends go hunting for Autobots. They find Hyperdrive.
Cast of Characters: Blurr, Nightlash, Vortex, Hyperdrive, Quake, Starlock, Darkstar


Quake has posed:
    Quake and his friends are out hunting again for fresh fighters for the arena. There have been more than the usual amount of deaths lately (can't be helped!) and crowd is screaming for more. So, now Crankcase, Quake, Ruckus, and Vortex are out in the path of regular Autobot patrol routes with a stun-net, waiting to prey on anyone or anything they can find out alone.

    Crankcase breaks the short silence. "How long are we going to be out here? I'm bored. This sucks exhaust. Let's head back."

    "I swear to Primus," Quake vows, "If you complain one more time, Crank, I'll rip your slaggin' head off and throw your body into the ring to be picked apart for scrap!"

    "QUIET!" Ruckus yells ironically. "I THINK I SEE SOMEONE!"

Vortex has posed:
Vortex flies overhead, keeping the ground troops company. "So... if we don't find Autobots soon, Im gonna make the patrol interesitng." he chuckles. "Its me you dumb-aft. Look up." oh he's in a teasing mood.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive is speeding along the Pancontinental Expy, returninng from delivering his packages. He's fast, agile, and is stuck with courier duty when Blurr is too important...err when he has other things that need to be done. Perhaps he should have passed through a different direction. But memories bring him back to where he lost his friends. He slows down a bit to look at the fateful spot. "Sorry, Barreler, Tap-out.....so sorry..." He sends off a transmission updating his heading and ETA.

Quake has posed:
    Ruckus scowls up at Vortex. "NOT YOU!" he yells. "ON THE EXPRESSWAY!"

    Quake chuckles. "Ho ho ho," he rumbles. "Look who we have here, comin' back for more. Crank, ready the net. 'Tex, have your glue gun ready. We have ourselves a volunteer."

    "Why do I have to hold the net?" Crankcase complains. "The electricity makes my hands all numb."

    Quake gives Crankcase a murderous look and then yells, "Now!"

Vortex has posed:
Vortex moves in closer. "Oh a fun one..." He huckles. "Get him, if you miss.. I'll get mr. Bloopy." he says. 'Let the fun begin!"

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive YELPS! The electrical current in the net running havoc with his systems. He does manage to transform, painfully. Through the holes in the net, the little slagger does get a hand out and tosses a small ball into the air. "I'll show ya fun!"

Quake has posed:
    Quake starts to move in, once Hyperdrive is caught in the net... and then howls in pain, clutching at his optics, as Hyperdrive explodes his happy fun ball.

    "Ow, my optics!" Crankcase whines. "I can't see! I hate this!"

    "SHUT UP, CRANK!" Ruckus yells. "I CAN'T SEE EITHER! TEX, CAN YOU SEE?"

    Quake, not really caring if he can see or not, pulls out his pistol and starts firing in Hyperdrive's general direction, not caring if he accidently hits Vortex or one of the Triggercons in the process.

Vortex has posed:
Vortex gets hit and starts to try to compensate. "No.. but thats gonna make this more fun." he cackles. "Hey instead of blooping people, can I just.. make some wind?" he cackles, sending a windfunnel in Hyperdrive's direction "If it misses, watch out below!" the fact he can't see is a bonus for him.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive is struggling in a net. He can't get another one of the balls out though so far he appears to be winning. If he wasn't in a net. "Let me go slaggers!" He tries ripping through the net but it sends another charge through him causing him to cry out! "GAHHHHH!"

Quake has posed:
    Quake and his friends have caught Hyperdrive in a net but have been blinded in return and are shooting wildly. Crankcase whines as he's hit by an errant shot from Quake. "Ugh! Ow! You shot me! That hurt!"

    "I'll shoot you again if you don't shut up!" Quake roars, shaking his head to try to clear his optics.

    "YOU SHOT ME AS WELL BUT IT'S OK QUAKE JUST DON'T LET THE AUTOBOT GET AWAY!" Ruckus flips out the cannons on his shoulders and starts pouring on the firepower in Hyperdrive's general direction, even as Vortex's cyclone starts to pick them up and toss them around.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive is struggling and luckily that gives him a chance to avoid being struck by the laser fire. But he does go for at least one GOOD kick to the mech holding the net. But it's getting awfully hard to think and the net seems to be getting heavier and heavier.

Nightlash has posed:
Well, in all the chaos of shooting one another and totally not hitting anything they're supposed to, it's likely that the Decepticons don't quite notice that drone circling overhead watching everything and recording it for later laughs. Or analysis. Probably laughs, though.

But what can't be mistaken is the distant thrum of high performance engines as a certain trigger-happy droneship cruises in to where her drone is circling overhead (again recording things for laughs, can't quite stress that enough here). Seems Nightlash has foregone her usual sneaky approach in favor of raw speed...so, it's not exactly a quiet thing, either.

Vortex has posed:
Vortex moves in closer, once hes crated some good winds. "Okay, I'll glue him down and you guys can reel him in." with that he transforms and flies down closer, glue gun in hand. "Say goodbye to your motor relays, my little petrorabbit..."

Quake has posed:
    Crankcase's optics finally clear enough for him to get ahold of the net to drag Hyperdrive away - only to get kicked for his trouble. "This day is the worst!" he complains. "Are we sure we even need this guy? Just make Ruckus fight more often!" He hears the thrum of Nightlash's engines, and whines, "Oh great! There's more of them! Just what we needed!"

    Quake raises his guns over his head and yells, "Brilliant! More of them for the arena, ha ha! Get this one back to the Power Base. I'll collect the rest." Drawing another gun off his back, he targets the incoming droneship (more or less) and opens fire.

    "ILL COVER YOU!" Ruckus yells and fires his shoulder cannons up at Nightlash as well.

Blurr has posed:
    If anyone is fast enough to get out here before Quake and his goons can get too far, it's Blurr. He zooms down the expressway and easily overtakes them, swerving in front and blocking their path as he transforms back up into his biped form with his weapons primed and ready. "Leave him alone, or else." he demands. Of course, it was just for the sake of reputation, Decepticons never listened to verbal demands.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive is zapped with the net when the glue hits the net, adhering it tightly to his feet. It doesn't seem to want to stop the electrical charge now locked onto his foot even though he tries to keep get it off, tangling both his feet worse. The small form of Hyperdrive finally slumps as his systems fail to cope with the extended charge.

Nightlash has posed:
That's the big problem with flying in a straight line, it's easy to get hit by something in your flightpath...and it seems that holds true when cannons and other such things really open up. More than one shot hits and she suddenly finds herself in a spin that /could/ be seen as 'out of control' ...which is totally true. It's a wild, uncontrolled spin, but that's not going to keep her from making sure she gets her brand of fun into the mix.

Mid-spin, she rolls out her missile cradle and one such missile (this one has a very poorly drawn stick-figure that /could/ be Darkstar on the nosecone? It's...just badly drawn) comes flying out and streaks towards Quake and/or Ruckus...or whoever it happens to hit.

And all the while, as she spins out of control, the Autobot radio is full of a very energetic <<WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAHAHAA! This is fun!>>

Vortex has posed:
Vortex nods "Hook, line and sinker." he says. "A lot of bots, incoming. I'll make some winds, that should keep them busy." He transforms, cackling, sending his funnel wide to try to catch as many as he can or at leasat distract them. "Hey Autobots. Welcome to the party! Im sorry your friend wont be able to attend long. But we'll tkae good care of him. I hope I get to play this time. Otherwise, I'll be cross." with that he starts up the windfunnel (No coded attack this time)

Starlock has posed:
     The Mini-bus comes zooming down one of the ramps behind Blurr, and quickly transforms into the familiar purple medic, who draws both her pistols and takes aim at the cons on the field before her, mainly at those that had Hyperdrive! Nightlash had mentioned a net, and a net was something this mini-bot could get through, if she just got close enough.

     No words came form her, just gunfire, she was clearly /very/ unhappy though!

Quake has posed:
    Quake orders, "Vortex! Hook the net and get our prize home! I'll take care of these rest!" He holsters his pistols and makes two giant fists, looking over the growing list of Autobots and seeing only a "target-rich environment."

    "Can I go, too?" Crankcase whines.
    Quake turns to look at him. "No, slaggit!" he roars. "Stand here and figh-" Nightlash's missile impacts him center-mass, driving him backward and nearly off his feet.

    Starlock hits Crankcase, who spins around and hits the ground.

    "THAT'S IT, AUTOBOTS!" Ruckus yells. "YOU'VE HAD IT!" He continues to expend ammunition as if it's 30% of his body-weight, firing round upon round wildly at the incoming Autobots.

Vortex has posed:
Vortex sighs "But I wanna play ...fiiine." he says, bringing a hook down to hook the net. "Lets get him home and then were good."

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive apparently a rather fried fish in a net. The unconscious mech did try and put up a fight. Stupid electrical net.

Darkstar has posed:
    The Arrowship drops from the skies as he answers the call. The Decepticons were on an important mission apparently, and thanks to Vortex they had not forgotten to invite their blitzkrieg specialist to the party. For the moment he hung in the skies overhead, assessing the situation rather than running nose first into the enemy lines. "Alright... We got the blue streak, we've got us a Nightlash, and..." Darkstar spots the muzzle flashes of a pair of pistols being fired by Starlock. "...Yep, Nightlash and Blurr." Having never actually faced the speedster in battle before, Darkstar had heard so very much about the racer. Oh it was so difficult to choose a single target!

    << Decepticons... What is your status? >> he wonders, while rockets fill their tubes. << Stand up fight, or is there an objective? >> In other words... By what method is today's glory won?

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash is getting tossed by Vortex's little windstorm, something which somehow means Ruckus' shots miss her outright. She'll take credit for the fantastic aerial acrobatics later, though.

She pulls out of the crazy and wild spin, though, and takes stock... There's a Crankcase a Ruckus and a Quake all kind of...there, on the ground, being nuissances. Oh, and then there's Vortex trying to hook up and haul off Hyperdrive...and that's enough to make her curse audibly.

<<Uh...I don't have anything that will, um...not blow up Hyperdrive if I shoot at Vortex.>> She grumbles and cycles through her weapon systems just to double check... Napalm...bombs...missiles...napalm...hrm. <<I really should get something a bit more precise...maybe if I use my lasers? Or...oh, no, wait, he's gone. Um... scrap.>>

Oh, and then there's a Darkstar shooting at her. More holes are punched in her outer shell and wings, and she snaps around to engage the new threat while blasting away with the thing that makes fire.

Blurr has posed:
    Blurr goggles at Starlock as she just...runs up and starts shooting. Really, just REALLY? She gets to fault him for not telling him a detailed laid out plan of what he's going to do when time was of the essence, but she's the one who just starts shooting in a potential hostage situation?! And of course, they're getting away with Hyperdrive.

    He dodges the incoming barrage of attacks easily, twisting this way and that, although he is still fuming at Starlock. As Vortex starts flying away, he fires at the rotary, attempting to ground him--although unfortunately he is already out of range of the TechVolt.

Starlock has posed:
     Starlock's focus is locked, She'd already seen Nightlash's fire, so it was not like they were being fired at already. So, she quickly started zipping around all enemy fire and trying to catch up to Hyperdrive, he's in her sights! She just needs to reach him! Her pede boosters activate and she swivers out of the air of Darkstar's fire.

     She'd take aim with her pistols once more at the retreating pair, attempting to slow them down somehow! "Hyperdrive!!" She'd shout.

Vortex has posed:
Vortex cackles as he starts to take off with hyperdrive. "Got your Hyperdrive. Yoink!" Yeah. He finds this funny.

Quake has posed:
    Quake climbs to his feet. <<Recruiting' Autobots for the Power Base arena, >> he radios Darkstar. <<We got our prize but could use a little help protecting Tex 'til we get it home. >> As Darkstar rains rockets down on the Autobots, Quake orders his compatriots to cover Vortex. "Go with Tex back to the Power Base. Take down any Autobots that get in your way."

    "Why do we have to go---" Crankcase starts, but shuts up at Quake looks ready to rip him in half. He transforms and takes off after Vortex and Hyperdrive.

    Ruckus transforms as well. "I'LL SEE YOU BACK AT POWER BASE!" he shouts, taking off after Crankcase.

    Left behind, Quake assesses who's left. Seeing the bright display of Nightlash setting Darkstar on fire, he transforms into tank mode, intending to take her down. After getting critically hit again by the medic of all people, though, he swings his turret around to answer fire. "Say goodbye to your little friend, Autobots. Perhaps you'd like to join him?" **BOOM**

Darkstar has posed:
    Again with the napalm! That Nightlash just loves her fire... Well, so does Darkstar even though it's likely to a much lesser degree. The Arrowship catches fire, the flames whipping in the winds as he continues to race through the Cybertronian skies toward the engagement area. << Looks like fortune wants us to dance again, Nightlash. Been missin' you, my femme. We should definitely grab a drink sometime if you happen to survive this, >> Darkstar tightbeams the Autobot Droneship.

    More rockets filled the tubes within the Arrowship, but for now the Decepticon would hold his fire. The space-alt switched comms to team Decepticon, << So, we expectin' this new fella to go head to head with Blast Off for the crown? I already stomped 'im in the Training Rooms, so perhaps we could ship in a monster from offworld and see how long he lasts instead... Just to spice things up, you know? >> Perhaps he wasn't paying attention, or perhaps he just liked Nightlash that much, but one way or the other the Arrowship found himself on a crash course that he didn't seem to be trying to evade what so ever.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash watches as Darkstar comes at her and...hey! Two can play that game. She fires her engines up and throttles well past full power to do much the same. It's the time-honored game of just seeing who will turn away first, and...well, Nightlash is perfectly unstable enough to never turn away from a head-on-collision. Which...is also probably true with Darkstar, because that collision is probably gonna be pretty spectacular.

Blurr has posed:
    Blurr grumbles when he misses Vortex. Right, as if it would've actually made a difference, anyway. But at least he as trying, even though no one seemed to want to recognize that fact. The conversation on the comms has really gotten him ticked. Apparently, he's just tying up the channels with oh, what was it Hound said? 'Personal griping', right. Since Hyperdrive is gone already, he transforms then and just zooms off back to Iacon, figuring if they all want to fight pointlessly they can.

Hyperdrive has posed:
Hyperdrive flies through the air with the greatest of ease, the daring young mech stuck in a net and frieeed. Yep, he's just hanging around at this point and luckily for Vortex no longer fighting back.

Vortex has posed:
Vortex is just dragging hyperdrive away to wherever he needs to go!

Starlock has posed:
     Starlock glares at the Cons, she couldn't see Hyperdrive anymore, and where the slag did Blurr go!? Ahg and Darkstar was still harassing Nightlash. She'd let out a grunt out as she yet again dodged the tanks attacks, right then time to draw BOTH heavy hitters ire, she'd speed around the battlefield and take aim at Darkstar. "Oi! pick on someone that can hit ya!"

Quake has posed:
    Seeing Vortex and the others safely away with their prize, Quake prepares to head out as well. << He's to fight our other captives in undercard events. We keep breaking our toys and continuously need new ones. Permission to retreat and meet up with the others? >> he radios Darkstar. Transforming back to his robot mode, Quake stares down the other Autobots. "And if you're thinking of following us, I don't suggest you take the EXPRESSWAY!" With that he slams both fists down into the raised freeway, causing it to buck and buckle, spraying chunks of debris in every direction.

Darkstar has posed:
KRAK-KA-KRISH!

    Weeee! That's how it's done! Darkstar knew he liked Nightlash, but the fact that the Droneship had actually met him nose to nose in an epic mid-air crash? This one was a KEEPER! Still, that definitely hurt and the Arrowship began to spin round and round, sparks crackling and as pieces of armor and rain down onto the Cybertron streets. << Ohhhhhh frag! That was a *bad* idea! >> Darkstar shouts, though in the next instant he's actually laughing.

    That's when he takes fire from both Starlock, AND his own comrade Quake! So much for being on the same side! The Arrowship doesn't stick around after that... No, he already went flying into a rooftop, bounced, and then nearly crashed into the streets below only to pull up at the final moment. << You are a *terrible* shot! Heh... Ruined my fun. Definitely going to remember this... >> Black smoked trailed from the Arrowship as he overpowered his thrusters to make haste away from the engagement area.

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash is good at hitting things, and even though she slams into Darkstar, she keeps the air flowing over her wings and somehow manages to not smack right into the ground. Spiralling up, she gets herself some altitude, crumpled nosecone and all, and watches as Darkstar runs off...ooooh, that's very, very tempting...

And, yeah, she's totally launching a missile after him as a reminder that these are her skies.

But then it's back to business as usual, watching her drone and finding out where she's going to scout next.

Quake has posed:
Quake hauls aft out of there, hurrying to retreive his fallen comrade and get back to the Power Base with his new prize.

Starlock has posed:
     Starlock raises a ridge, morbidly impressed, giving Nightlash a slow nod, she'd perk up as Quake grabs Darkstar and starts running, and huffs out, aggravated, her hands trembling, she fires off a warning shot, before commlinking in. "Thank you lash.. Inform me if you need medical attention, I can also restore your systems and energon if necessary." She'd pause, glancing back to Nightlash in the air.

     "Indeed, i'm stationary now.." Oh but there was going to be hell to pay to the cons. First though.. She needed to speak with Hound, at least that is what it sounded like he wanted. "..Alright."

Nightlash has posed:
Nightlash makes one last patrol of the area before turning to head back to Iacon, a trail of smoke in her wake, while the drone following Vortex and Hyperdrive cloaks up to hide while it continues doing the scouty thing.

Quake has posed:
Quake is shot on the way home, and gives one dirty look back before continuing on his way. One day, that medic will pay. But for today, he got his prize.

Darkstar has posed:
    The Arrowship was almost out of the enagement area when...is that a...missile? Aw slag. Another explosion rocks the ship, this time blowing him out of the skies and into a building with his thrusters stick out, still half firing as if Darkstar was still conscious. He wasn't though, and this is made evident when gravity finally takes its toll and the Decepticon falls out of the building and onto the ground. Fortunately Quake was there to retrieve the wreck, which continued to send smoke billowing into the sky.