Transformers Quest 7: Nothin' But MiseryPastebin is uphttp://pastebin.com/u/Telechan4Twitterhttps://twitter.com/JoeBobotronAll around you a city-state burns.Kilometers of cramped tunnels and dark inner construction sites had almost put the destruction out of your mind. The inferno blazing around is a visceral wake up call.Fortunately the acid rain has stopped, though its chemical taint has colored the fire in greens and purples.Standing atop a massive domed building flanked by two skeletal towers you find yourself high enough to be out of the fire and with a commanding view of the city cape. The once yellow brown slum city has been turned into a funeral pyre for those who had opted to stay out of the war.The destruction lies between you and your comrades, who are no doubt fighting against Cons and the inferno.In the distance you see Decepticon gravskiffs being flown by three Con squads, driver, lookout, and a gunner on a rear mounted turret. There are a number of purple flyers zipping around, dropping explosives or firing there personal guns into buildings. You also see a pair drop ships, one a kilometer away to your right, another far off in front of you, also on the right. A freighter circles an area not to far to your left.
>>33650569You see several paths along rooftops that have yet to catch fire, aswell as a tramline that runs partially along your course. While the ground level is most likely swamped with acid, if you get just below street level again you could travel through the maintenance tunnels now that you have your bearingss. The roofs offer a risk of collapsing into a burning building, the tramline is highly visible to the Cons, and theres no telling if the acid has begun to eat into the lower levels.Your name is Kracken, you deal in retribution.>Contact your friends and let them know the situation.>Make a run for it along the rooftops, time to take the rust off those old high speed pursuit skills.>Head for the tramline, you can deal with any Cons who come your way.>Head back under ground.>Other (please specify)
>>33650593>Contact your friends and let them know the situation.
Oh, hey, a transformers quest. Has optimus Prime's girfriend been accidentally abandoned by him in this time line yet?
>>33650593>Contact your friends and let them know the situation.How far are we from where are our allies are located?
>>33650706>Contact your friends and let them know the situation.The city presents a hellish sight, dark clouds above lit by strangely colored chemical fires beneath. Getting through this will be hard.Thinking you should check in with the others you press the comm button."Gyro, Copper." your growling voice almost matching the crackling static."Ah hear ya." comes Coppers' reply, as well as the double crack of his rifle."You guys busy?""Ah well that glowin' git is back. Got us pinned at a bridge.""You gonna be alright?""Eh." another double crack. The sounds of other energy weapons can be heard faintly in the background."Copper...""Alright, we're doin' th'best we can. Managed to outfit the other NAILs with Decepticon weapon. Got some grenades. Some easy targets... lost an Autobot...""Doesn't sound good.""Ah well what can y'do. Primus gives ya a spark, Mortilus takes it back. In between is up t'us."You snarl.>"I'll be there soon, try to get above ground.">"Hunker down, whats the ETA of that backup?">Other (please specify)
>>33651186That does tend to happen doesn't it? Half the female transformers are Optimus Primes's embittered ex girlfriend.
>>33651191We're about 50 kilometers away, though your not sure exactly. The dropship is another 200 or so away.
>>33651278>"I'll be there soon, try to get above ground."
>>33651278>>"I'll be there soon, try to get above ground."Time to commandeer a skiff or dropship. not really, we'll just fail and die
>>33651300That only happened once.>>33651533>"I'll be there soon, try to get above ground."One hand on the comm, other scratching your chin, you realize Copper is there best bet for handling it but he needs back up."Alright, you do what you can to get out of there. Get above ground. I'll catch up and hit 'em where they aren't looking."You hear him scoff over the comm. "Like w'need help. The Cons'll be runnin' scared in no time." Another double crack of energy blasts."Stay safe Copper."You let the comm fall silent then ponder your choices.>Make a run for it along the rooftops, time to take the rust off those old high speed pursuit skills.>Head for the tramline, you can deal with any Cons who come your way.>Head back under ground.>You could try to get one of those gravskiffs attention then commandeer it.>Other (please specify)
>>33651846>>You could try to get one of those gravskiffs attention then commandeer it.Gottagofast
>>33651846>>Make a run for it along the rooftops, time to take the rust off those old high speed pursuit skills.
>>33651846>You could try to get one of those gravskiffs attention then commandeer it.Because the rooftops are likely to collapse on us and we can't trust ourselves to come on top in a fight.
>>33651846>>You could try to get one of those gravskiffs attention then commandeer it.
>>33651846>You could try to get one of those gravskiffs attention then commandeer it.If the fight kills us, it kills us. We can't turn into a pansy because we got our shit kicked in once.
>>33651875>>33651968>>33651999>>33652023>You could try to get one of those gravskiffs attention then commandeer it.You need speed and thankfully the Decepticons have more than enough.Drawing your pistol you take aim at the closest skiff and fire a few shots. It's too far away to hit but it gets their attention.The skiff slides to a stop then swings around your way. As it flies closer you can hear the Cons jeer. You turn and run backwards, up and over the top of the dome so that your out of there line of fire.The sound of the skiffs' engine can be heard getting closer, as well as the taunting Cons.>Teleport onto the skiff and attack.>Transform and teleport onto the skiff (this will have you start on the defensive)>Other (please specify)
>>33652199>Teleport onto the skiff and attack.Weird place to put in transforming penalties, OP.
>>33652199>Teleport onto the skiff and attack.Be aggressive
>>33652199>>Teleport onto the skiff and attack.
>>33652249I've been trying to limit it to two major actions per post the whole quest.>>33652250>>33652354>Teleport onto the skiff and attack.Laying prone on the dome you wait, like the predator your alt mode mimics. The sound of the skiffs' engines whine closer and reach a crescendo as it soars over the apex of the dome.On the skiff the driver slows the machine down as the gunner swings his turret about and the lookout glances over the side.With a -zzap- you appear in there midst, ready to strike.>Kick the lookout overboard.>Jump and strike the gunner.>Hit the driver from behind.>Roll 1d100 Dexterity, +3martial arts
Rolled 17>>33652486>Kick the lookout overboard.
Rolled 70>>33652486>>Kick the lookout overboard.
Rolled 58>>33652486>Kick the lookout overboard.
>>33652549>>33652554>>33652578>Roll 3 success!You spin on a heal and kick the outlook square in the rear plate, sending him screaming out onto the dome where he rolls almost all the way down to the burning city below.The driver glances quickly over his shoulder then focuses on the skiffs' controls. The skiff drops to reach their fallen comrade.The gunner yells in anger and revs up the turret.You have but moments to act!>Duck low, he wont shot the skiff.>Get up close and personal, limit his firing field.>Try and get him to shoot the driver.>Roll 1d100 Agility, +3martial arts
Rolled 6>>33652774>>Try and get him to shoot the driver.What could go wrong?
>>33652774>Duck low, he wont shot the skiff.
Rolled 30>>33652774>Try and get him to shoot the driver.
Rolled 29>>33652774>Try and get him to shoot the driver.Can we transform now?
>>33652815>>33652842>>33652976>Try and get him to shoot the driver.>Roll 3 successes!You transform, tentacles and teeth unfurling into a monstrosity from the depth of nightmare.Crawling back you get behind the driver. The turret opens fire and you duck low. The stream of energy blasts shoot right over your head and cut the driver nearly in two.The gunner shouts in dismay and stops firing. You lift yourself up with a metallic snarl and get ready to strike.>Ensnare him.>Attack with tentacles.>Bite him.>Other (please specify)>Sorry but I have to go run an errand, will be back in less than an hour. Please keep the thread bumped.
>>33653185>Bite him.Need that energon, yo.
>>33653185>Bite him.Eat the baby
Lets try that again
>>33653907GOD DAMMIT IT'S dice+1d100 NOT ROLL
Rolled 18>>33653950Easy enough mistake to make
Rolled 56>>33653185>Bite him.
>>33653185>>Bite him.Consume the minion. Then get on the controls before this thing crashes into the ground.
btw didn't OP say we could use our energon to absorb damage back in the first thread? Was that retconned away?
>>33655020Looks that way, along with the various nerfs we've been hit with.
Rolled 16>>33654909>>33654964You need to roll dinguses
>Energon Reserve- equal to your two highest stats combined, capable of being used to negate damagefrom the first thread>>33655063yeah that's unfortunate, it could of been very useful in combat.
>>33655076>no roll called for>YOU NEED TO ROLLsure, buddy
>>33655076>>33655108yfw we need to roll to consumemfw there was no roll called for
>>33655076No roll called for. Until there is, don't roll.
>>33653185We have 8 tentacles...multitask. Once we've eaten him, use 4 to fly the thing and four to man the guns.
Back>>33655020It was initially but i need things for mods and an energon shield fits perfectly for upgrades. Plus none of the mooks have had any, nor did Jetstorm or Dead End.>>33653325>>33654010>>33654439>Roll 2 successes.Surging forward you pull yourself up over the turret, tentacles coiling around it and the edges of the skiff. The Con shouts and tries to strike at you but his blow is met with your gnashing teeth.His arm comes away at the elbow and you quickly snatch him up in a second chomp. You turn towards the controls and snag the wheel with a pair of tentacles.You finish swallowing his legs and feet as you turn the skiff to your destination. Unfortunately, you don't know exactly where your friends are.Turning on the transceiver you listen to the Cons radio traffic as you head out.>Keep low and out of sight, flying at building level. It may be dangerous.>Fly just above the buildings, no as dangerous but there is a chance of getting caught.>Wait and listen, you should find out where your going before you move.>Other (please specify)
>>33655261>Wait and listen, you should find out where your going before you move.Let's not tg lost again or fly into an inseticon swarm
>>33655261>>Wait and listen, you should find out where your going before you move.
>>33655261>>Wait and listen, you should find out where your going before you move.Let's try to get some info before bullrushing into combat. If it's all good then>Fly just above the buildings, no as dangerous but there is a chance of getting caught.
>>33655261>Wait and listen, you should find out where your going before you move.
>>33655310>>33655330>>33655354>>33655360>Wait and listen, you should find out where your going before you move.You poise yourself at the controls with a pair of tentacles operating the turret, though you can only fire behind you and to the rear sides at this angle, and decide to wait and listen to the Cons' chatter.Switching through channels all you hear are reports of sectors being cleared, buildings destroyed, an the occasional report of killed targets.Listening to the glee the Decepticons have in the mindless destruction fills you with a quiet fury.Eventually a single voice cuts through using a commanders' priority transmission."This is Sunstorm, I have located Autobot resistance in Sector 47-G, the main tram station. Not requesting back up or anything, just letting you all know where I am." an arrogant tenor voice rings out."Sunstorm please give us details." another voice, exasperated if a little monotone."No worries Acidstorm, these heathen will burn for the cause!" the first one practically sings."Sunstorm out!""Slagit." the second voice sighs. "Alright I want a small squad waiting in the wings in case he gets in over his head. Squadron H, your on it."You hear a trio of confirmations then the chatter on the channel goes back to normal.You now know where they are, and that they have company inbound.>Keep low and out of sight, flying at building level. It may be dangerous.>Fly just above the buildings, no as dangerous but there is a chance of getting caught.>Fly along the tram line, its path is unobstructed if a little visible.>Other (please specify)
>>33655762>>Fly along the tram line, its path is unobstructed if a little visible.
>>33655762>>Fly along the tram line, its path is unobstructed if a little visible.There are no good options here. We don't have any dice pools for driving.
>>33655762Private comm, let them know of incoming fliers. We'll move to intercept.Additionally, can we pass along whatever radio encryption they have so the auto-bots can listen in?
>>33655762>Keep low and out of sight, flying at building level. It may be dangerous.
>>33655912While you can link your comm to their transceiver it will only receive what is sent to you, Kracken doesn't know how to hack.
>>33656014A shame. Let's relay the information, then.
>>33655855>>33655892>>33655912>Fly along the tram line, its path is unobstructed if a little visible.Also>Energon Reserve-113/171 >HP- 72/72 You growl and activate your comm."Copper! You have incoming flyers.""We already got flyers.""Yeah well there's more coming. Gonna try to reach you first but don't count on it.""Well alllllright. We got in touch with those reinforcements, they'll be with us in twenteh.""Good, they'll get there before me.""Take yer sweet time." an explosion causes static on the comm for a moment. "Ah haven't had this much fun in years!"You huff slightly at his enthusiasm then turn the comm off. Shifting the skiff in gear you rocket forwards.Soaring over the burning cityscape your skiff is lit greens, purples, and orange. With you in altmode at the controls it must look truly bizarre.When you reach the tramline you angle the skiff on its path a zoom along. >(continued)
>>33656418>Sharktopus flying a SkiffThe end times is near
>>33656418Should we change back? I'm not sure how much that Intelligence penalty really matters...
>>33656460If we ever need an Alias, I vote Doctor Sharktogonopus.
>>33656495I've been trying to represent the intelligence penalty in the kinds of choices are available, not sure how I'm doing.>>33656418The tramm proves to be an easy route, there is little to catch fire and the acid wouldn't have been able to damage its sturdy structure.Soaring along you keep an audio receptor on the Cons chatter. It's mostly useless.Until..."Skiff 8 what are you doing away from your patrol point?"Seems like something is going on.The voice asks a second time then "Skiff 8 get of that tramm line and get to your designated route or I'll have your ball bearing! Wait, what is that on skiff 8?"Oh.>Try to make something up.>Keep flying.>Try to pull evasive maneuvers into the city below.>Other (please specify)
>>33656790>Send that annoying as fuck dialup modem sound.
>>33656790>>Other (please specify)Accelerate
>>33656790>Transform and then try to make something up.Int penalties are bad here
>>33656837>>33656985>>33657043Gonna need a consensus here.Or I could wing something.
>>33656790>Try to make something up.Make up some shit about going to go reinforce Sunstorms position "For the cause".
>>33657182you could try to incorporate everything, like trasforming first, make something up, accelerate,Send that annoying as fuck dialup modem sound and act like your communications device is damaged or something.
>>33656837>>33656985>>33657043>>33657222>Do something.You glare at the transceiver like it just took your last energon ration then transform.Grasping the side of the controls you think for a moment."This is..."you growl as you think. "Sharktogonopus, one of Shockwaves'... agents." you growl once again. "I'm on important business, don't get in my way." you snarl into the the channel."I'm sorry what? We had no word of this. Something wrong with your transceiver?"You snarl loudly.Looking around you see the reason you were spotted, a lone flyer far above the battlefield. No doubt meant to keep an eye on things for Decepticon Command.You turn back to the controls and accelerate. "Listen will ignore me or else answer to Shockwave." You growl at the mic and switch the comms off.>Roll 1d100 Courage
Rolled 80>>33657766>SharktogonopusCome on Kracken Could've atleast said Sharktopoid
>>33657906>>33657909>Roll 1 success"Uh. Well..." he sounds shaken, that's for sure."Sir I'm... going to have to message my Commanders...""Don't you dare."Silence."This is a covert op." you say, steering the skiff through a tunnel through a small tower. "So if you don't want to be scrap you'll keep this to yourself.""I... uh sir. Uh Yes Sir!"The channel goes back to the regular chatter as you pass through another tower. Looking over your shoulder you see the flyer has started following you, but is keeping a safe distance.You almost smile. Almost.Up ahead you see the tramm station. Judging by the light show their having quite a party. A trio of flyers circle above it but ignore you as you zoom on in.>(continued)
>>33658131>You almost smile. Almost.Kracken only smiles on Crit successes
>>33658131Pulling in to the station you realize that it is exceedingly bright in here. Like a small sun had risen inside. You swerve around the Tram, knocked sideways onto the station floor and look around.The source of the light becomes apparent, if still confusing, as you spot a seeker hovering in mid air. He's lit up like the inferno outside, bright orange and covered in fire. On the side of the station with the Tram you see a few faces you recognize as the NAILs, and spot Copper peering out as well. Above you the seeker has made no apparent move to attack you, or even acted like he noticed you at all."BATH IN THE PURIFYING FLAME! ALLOW YOU SINS TO BE SCOURGED AWAY BY THE HOLY LIGHT OF PRIMUS! ONLY IN GLORIOUS COMBAT WILL YOUR SPARK BURN AS ONE WITH THE CREATOR!" he shouts at the top of his lungs.Well this is something.Hes on fire, and flying a good deal above you. The Tram is part molten slag and you doubt your comrades can stay in cover much longer.You wonder where those reinforcements are.>Try talking to him.>Shoot him and draw him away.>Run and get his attention.>Other (please specify)
>>33658532>Other (please specify)Slam the Tram into him I mean what's the worse that could possibly happen?Best case scenario they both blow up
>>33658532>>Shoot him and draw him away.
>>33658532>>33658590I like this plan.Backing vehicular assault.
>>33658590Do you mean the skiff?
>>33658697Can we do that while also teleporting to the skiff that followed us?
>>33658590>>33658676>>33658710>Other (please specify)You grimace. The pontificating fool should really be doing more than listening to his own voice. Like keeping an eye on his surroundings for one.You push the controls into full throttle and angle the skiff at him. It hurls towards the glowing Con like a missile.>roll 1d100 Dexterity.
Rolled 51>>33658814Ere we go
>>33658814>>33658837>>33658850Unconquered Sun indeed.
>>33658837>roll no success.As the skiff rockets towards him the Con continues his oratory."Cybertron goes DARK! And do you know why?"He spins in mid air as the skiff approaches. He stares you in the optics with his, red on red."Your sparks have thrown themselves into the VOID!" He roars and glows brighter. Raising his arms his guns take aim and fire, a mass of bright orange energy seems to spout out from him and engulfs the skiff. Molten metal splashes across you.>Energon Reserve-113/171>HP- 57/72>Jump off the skiff to avoid the blast. Shoot him when you land.>Jump off the skiff and find cover.>Teleport behind him and shoot him.>Other (please specify)
Rolled 1>>33659250>>Teleport behind him and bite a chuck out of him
>>33659250>Teleport behind him and shoot him.>>33659300Can't, we're in robot mode and changing takes an action.Damn that roll, though. Too bad it doesn't matter.
>>33659300This, try to salvage the element of surprise.
>>33659250>Teleport behind him and shoot him.Oh would you shut the hell up you flaming faggot
>>33659250>>Jump off the skiff to avoid the blast. Shoot him when you land.
>>33659300Aww that crit would have been nice, even if we'd be biting a dude emiting enough radiation to light up the room...>>33659385>>33659441You grit your teeth. The initial surprise is lost, but you have more tricks than that.You disappear with a -zzap- and pop up behind him with your gun drawn.>Energon Reserve-93/171>roll 1d100 dexterity, +1 ranged weapon, +3 pistol shots (this may seem like a lot, but unless you land all three you do more damage with your fists in robot mode at the moment)
Rolled 73>>33659609>but unless you land all three you do more damage with your fists in robot mode at the momentOur gun sucksOh well, rollan
Rolled 31>>33659754Neat, does that take out an eye or something?
>>33659754Another crit?The dice are kind this day.
>>33659609Crit roll aside we need more dakka
>>33659803Here's hoping we make his gun explode.
>>33659666>>33659696>>33659754>>33659803>roll 2 success. Critical hit!As you appear behind him you grasp your gun with both hands and look down the sight. Time seems to slow down.You fire three shots.>Energon Reserve-87/171One sails above his head, the other slams into the back of his skull and knocks him forward. The third blasts his jet pack as the molten skiff slams into him head on.You drop, and as you do Sunstorm and the skiff go sailing above and behind you.Before they slam into the wall behind you the skiff explodes in a spray of slag. Sunstorm slowly glides to the ground, one hand on the back of his head, other held forward ready to fire. He is aflame with fire, radiation, and rage. >Teleport into cover.>Teleport behind him and attack again.>Dodge and open fire.>Run to cover.>Transform and attack. (risky)>Other (please specify)
>>33660026>>Dodge and open fire.
>>33660026>Teleport in front of him, inside his guard, and punch him right in the gob m8!
>>33660026>Dodge and open fire.
>>33660114Next time when he's not about to firin hiz lazer guun
>>33660108>>33660284>Dodge and open fire.He looks mad. Fire and brilliant light swells out from him and he points his hands towards you.>Roll 1d100 Agility, +3 martial arts
Rolled 39>>33660372NINJA ROLL
>>33660391>>33660396>>33660432>roll 2 successes.As he points at you and the iridescent aura around him surges forwards you lean one way, then launch yourself in another.The blast misses you by fractions, enough to leave scorch marks across you heels.You roll till you get your feet under you then stand up and open fire once again.>roll 1d100 dexterity, +1 ranged weapon, +3 pistol shots
Rolled 49>>33660585Get fuccked
Rolled 35>>33660585Do or Die
>>33660613>>33660639>>33660691>roll 3 success!You take aim once more as a column behind you slumps to the side, its base red hot and soft.Your three shots sail out and score hits, raking him across the chest and arm. He staggers back only to be met with with a barrage of blasts from behind. Seems your friends and the NAILs finally joined in.He is thrown to the ground in a smoking mess but to your amazement slowly pushes himself up.That's when a fast blinking grenade bounces underneath him.The explosion pitches Sunstorm up and drops him on to the Tramm, his body crashing right through its softened exterior and into an empty car.A cheer goes up from the NAILs. They emerge from behind columns and from the other end of the Tramm.Copper slides down the rail of the upper levels' stair case and you see Gyro limping slowly down the stairs."HAHA! Yes lad! That's th'way y'make an entrance." Copper claps you on the shoulder in joy. He has scorch marks all over and is dark with soot. His right pauldron is deformed.You nod at him.>"Never liked flying.">"Yeah that's me, real showy.">"What's the situation.">Other (please specify)
Rolled 29 + 4>>33660585anyone notice for a cop we seem to do well in fighting miniboss
>>33660960>>Other (please specifyLooks like Gyro is hurt, let's uuse the med pack on her>"What's the situation."Let's figure out our next move
>>33660960>"What sort of entrance was that? I can't fly for slag, used up more energon than I should have, and now have an aching back..." *sigh* "Hang on, I'm gonna go grab a bite."Devour corpse
>>33661033>>33661093>combine!"What sort of entrance was that? I can't fly for slag, used up more energon than I should have, and now have an aching back..." you sigh and unclip the medkit from your lower back.You toss it to Gyro as she reaches the ground. Catching it she falls back and lands sitting on the stairs. You see that her leg from knee to hip is a fused metal wreck."What's the situation." you ask, turning towards the Tramm. "Where are the Autobots?""Well.. the big green fella got slagged down in the tunnels, the red one went off after the Cons what did it and little blue fella went after him. First loss while in command, s'understandable but amateur."You scoff and transform, you tentacles wrap around the broken wreck of the Tramms' side and begin prying it open."After that we had word from those Wrecker yahoos but they never showed up. The not so bright bulb you're diggin' outa there did. He's been followin' us since the market. "'parrently y'ate his buddy."You rumble as you lift his body out of the car and stuff him into your maw. He burns going down.>Energon Reserve-153/171>HP- 52/72You clamber out and look around. The NAILs have gathered around Copper and Gyro walks slowly towards the group. Her thigh has been stripped of paint but is back to its former streamlined state."So what do we do now?' she asks.>"We go find those idiot Autobots.">"Head to ground level, maybe we can find a way around the fires.">"Head back into the tunnels and make for the dropship.">Other (please specify)
>>33661093secondWould our ability be considered cannibalism?
>>33661703>Other (please specify)Go steal another skiff, then take over one of the decepticon dropshipsHopefully copper or gyro pilot better than us.
>>33661703Did they give any directions to their ship?
>>33661767So is this the plan?
>>33661767>>33662156Steal the enemy!
>>33661719Technically yes, but there is less taboo in Cybertron, depending on who and why.>>33661767>Other (please specify)Go steal another skiff, then take over one of the decepticon dropships"Alright. Gyro where is the Autobots' dropship. We'll get there on our own." you ask as you emerge from the Tramm."Sector 15-b."That was quite a walk."Alright, we need transport. No way we'll make it that far on foot. I say we jack another skiff.""Ho! Easier said then done." Copper says. He shift the rifle on his shoulder and puts his other fist on his hip."Not really. There kind of dumb."Just then there is a shout from the NAILs. One of them is pointing towards the entrance you came in through and you see a pair of flyers hovering there.You shout as well. The flyers turn to leave but one is struck by to well placed rifle shots and nosedives out of sight. The second makes it out of range and is met by two others, the three of them zooming away to raise the alarm no doubt."Slag." you growl.------------------------------------------------------Gonna end it here for tonight.Tune in next time, when ever I can run again, for Transformers Quest 8: Wicked Inclinations
>>33662593Right boss thanks for running
>>33662593Thanks for running