Beast Wars QuestArchives: 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 those Also 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 QuestAfter some fun bullying, you are off on a nature hike with Dinobot
You land on the platform as it descends.Reaching the bottom, you see an impatient Dinobot snarling, one of his long toe claws tapping the ground enough to chip away a small spot on the ground. You immediately take to the air."About time.""Sorry, just letting the ape know we're headed out." You flap your way closer to Dinobot. "So what's the plan?""We head out a few clicks and begin circling around the base; you from the air while i search from the ground. Each time we complete a full sweep, we extend our search.""Thorough." You say with a bit of a yawn."Better to be thorough and certain, than to be lazy and complacent." He snaps back."Fair enough. Oh, the boss says that Airazor and Cheetor are out and about and we should meet up with each of them while were at it.""Let us focus on the task on hand. This last incursion could only be the first sign of an impending assault on our base or part of an ongoing plan to catch us off guard."Boy this lizard sure does have a one track mind.>Follow Dinobots instructions, and begin your sweep of the surrounding areas>Make contact with Cheetor and Airazor first. Optimus wanted this done>"Maybe we should split up? Cover more ground?">Write in
>>2073921>Follow Dinobots instructions, and begin your sweep of the surrounding areasHe's not wrong. business, then pleasure.
>>2073921>Follow Dinobots instructions, and begin your sweep of the surrounding areasIf other birb and the kiddie cat wind up within contact distance of us in the first few sweeps, then cool. If not, we should probably actually make an attempt.
alright give me 3d100 rolls
Rolled 82, 66, 78 = 226 (3d100)>>2073971
Rolled 56, 78, 42 = 176 (3d100)>>2073921
Rolled 20, 13, 45 = 78 (3d100)>>2073971
>Follow Dinobots instructions, and begin your sweep of the surrounding areasYou take to the air and being circling above as Dinobot heads out a towards the outer areas within line of sight of the base's defenses. "Anything I should be looking of in particular? Kind of new to this and I'm not exactly familiar with the scenic view yet."You're greeted by a low snarl over the comlink, "Report any unnatural features: cybertronian alloys, unusual rock formations, anything that seems oddly placed or looks like it was moved."Setting your scanners to search for cybertronian alloys is a simple enough task. Helps you keep track of Dinobot at least. He seems to be following what looks like an established path ways.As the two of you complete the first sweep, the two of you confirm that there's no sign of any suspect activity. "Move out another 50 clicks to the next sweep.""You got it." You have to admit, so far this isn't exactly the most stimulating of activities. Running sensor sweeps on the terrain with a less than conversational partner makes for a dull mission. Not that you had anything else planned. But it does beat getting shot at. You continue searching when you notice a cave in the southwest. "Got an opening on a cliff side." "On my way."Flying closer you look around the out side of it. No sign of foot traffic, but that doesn't mean there couldnt be fliers utilizing it. Upon Dinobot's arrival, he begins looking over the area and near the entrance. "This cavern is a natural occurrence. Still, I'll have Optimus send the cheese eater to clear it with demo charges." He continues to look inside the cavern, sniffing at the ground. "Proceed to the next scanning zone.""Will do." You glide away, moving further out. The area is growing to be less rocky and more vibrant with life. Might make things hard to notice. You maintain your sensors but you get the idea there's not much of technology out this way.As you proceed with taking in the natural beauty of the world, you get the idea that you might be within comlink range of one of your fellow Maximals. Of course you might miss something out here while doing so or worse you may end up leaving yourself open to a potential Predacon assault. Of course, you might earn Dinobot's ire if he catches you as well; he seems like the by the book type.>Make a quick open comlink call to Cheetor or Airazor>Continue scanning the area, like Dinobot wants>Land first, and while on the ground make the call.>Write in
>>2074095>>Continue scanning the area, like Dinobot wantsThis is our first time out; we're surveying the lay of the land as much for the benefit of our memory banks as chopper-face's scan-mission. Always good to know the local area for emergencies.
>>2074095>Continue scanning the area, like Dinobot wants
>>2074095>>Continue scanning the area, like Dinobot wantsGlad I caught this one live!
Alright give me another 1d100
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>2074157
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>2074157
>>2074173I think we're good.
>>2074177i'd prefer one more roll..for reasons
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>2074157
>>2074173>>2074194well hot dam.alright thenwriting
>Continue scanning the area, like Dinobot wantsYou continue your scan of the terrain. Occasionally you move lower in the areas with far more flora, to keep better sight on the actual ground. Things still seem quiet out here. "Dinobot to Nightracer""Here.""Rattrap and Rhinox are en route to the cavern to ensure it's legitimacy. I've began my rotation on this area. Status report."You shrug. "Things on this side are clear. How ever the Predacon's have been gaining access to Maximal territory, I doubt geographical.""Hmm, perhaps some sort of 'cloaking' technology or a signature dampening device...""Like mine.""Possibly. We will complete this patrol and report back to the Axalon. From there, we'll determine what to do next. DInobot, out."An interesting possibility. You didnt think anyone else on this planet had the same abilities as you. Now that you've mentioned it you havent been using your Tactical Cloak while out here. Well so far there hasn't been any need for it. You look over the area, and before rising up into the air, your sensors detect fast movement from the north. Using the tree line as cover you move around to obscure yourself. >Use Cloak and wait for conformation>Transform and take aim at the target>Radio update to Dinobot, you might need backup>Write in
>>2074284>>Radio update to Dinobot,>Use Cloak and wait for conformation
>>2074284>>>Radio update to Dinobot,>>Use Cloak and wait for conformationHead's up we've got potential hostiles.
>>2074284>Radio update to Dinobot,>Use Cloak and wait for conformation"We got a bogey moving our way in an awful hurry, lizard lips!"
>Radio update to Dinobot,>Use Cloak and wait for conformation"Heads up lizard lips, we've got a incoming and fast.""Grrrr...on my way. Do not engage until you know what you're up against."With a roll of your eyes, you land on a tree and activate your cloak."That's the plan."You adjust your photo receptors to follow the movement but it's quick. Using your feathers, you try to move from tree branch to tree branch to keep visual."Status report.""Still just out of range. Moving in closer."You determine that you have to fly in closer towards the anomaly otherwise you'll lose sight of it. Your wings keep from making any noise making it all that easier to keep your eyes on the prize. As you look at it though, you start recognizing what it is: Cheetor. You know he was supposed to scouting further out in this region, but something seems to have him spooked. You're scanners aren't detecting anything else in the area.Hmmm...>Use your comlink, see if you can get his attention>Try to fly up, drop cloak and call out to him>Bully bird, give him a spook and then find out what's going on>Write in
>>2074383>>Use your comlink, see if you can get his attentionWhat the heck has you running like a kitten clawed the curtains?
>>2074383>Use your comlink, see if you can get his attentionSorry, got distracted. Was going to vote the same thing anyway.
sorry about the delay. got side trackedposting soon
>>2074634Looking at robot hooters porn again?
>Use your comlink, see if you can get his attentionYou flap your wings harder, picking up speed to catch up with the cheetah. You are filled with an urge to maybe give him a spook, but you think that this might be important. "What the heck has you running like a kitten clawed the curtains?"Cheetor comes to a screeching halt as he hears his comlink come alive."N-nightracer? Where are you?" he pants out.You drop your cloak and glide down towards him, "Dinobot, its Cheetor. Rally on our position.""Oh, h-h-h-hey there. Gl-ad I fou-nd some-one.""Breathe, kid. You've seen a fembot before right?""Huh? Oh. S-sorry. Cheetor Maximize!" the cat transforms standing over you as he puts his hands on his knees. You back up your owl form and flap your wings a bit to give the kid some air."Now tell me whats going on.""Over in Grid Epsilon. Found Scorponok and Black Arachina. They were arguing about something. They were walking towards a cliff side and then just vanished!"Dinobot in his beast mode comes charging through the forest. For a larger bot he moves pretty quick. "What is the situation."You turn to him. "Looks like you're gut was right. Cheetor found where the Predacons are sneaking in from.""Or one of them atleast. Its in Epsilon. South of where Tigatron's usual patrols are."Dinobot's large toe claw starts tapping against the ground as he tilts his head. Seems like he's formulating a plan.What do you think you should do?>We've got the numbers, lets crash their party>Let me sneak in, see whats going on>So whats the plan, Big D? (yup i went there)>Nice job, kid *wink* (wait for dinobots plan)>Write in
>>2074699>>Nice job, kid *wink* (wait for dinobots plan)>So whats the plan, Big D? (yup i went there)Also remind him that having us sneak in or a frontal assault are viable options.
>>2074699>So whats the plan, Big D? (yup i went there)>Nice job, kid *wink* (wait for dinobots plan)
>So whats the plan, Big D? (yup i went there)>Nice job, kid *wink* (wait for dinobots plan)"So whats the plan, Big D?"This pulls Dinobot out of his thoughts for a moment as he just shakes his head. "We'll head back to where Cheetor found the entrance. From there we will determine exactly where it goes. If we encounter the Predacons, we'll bury them under the cliff.""S-shouldn't we tell Big Bot?" Cheetor says. "Unnecessary. He knows we're out here and we'll deal with it."Sensing Cheetor's uneasiness and his exhaustion, you give him a quick wink. "Nice job kid."Thats all it takes to renew the youngster's spirit. "Right! Lets got then! I'll take point then. Beast Mode!" Cheetor goes back to his cat form and turns around, not with the same speed, but with enough of a bounce in his step.All too easy with him. The three of you proceed towards Epsilon but you take this moment to stay low and closer to Dinobot. "So, what can you tell me about these Predacons?""Weren't you briefed earlier upon your joining the Maximals?""Well yea....by the rodent." You give him a dead pan stare with a side of cocked eyebrow."Hmmm, very well. What do you want to know?">Tell me about Scorponok?>Tell me about Black Arachnia?>Any of them like Waspinator or more like the other dunder heads>So do you prefer your rat fresh of the bone or skewered and cooked?>Write in
Well i think i'll call it for tonight. I should be able to jump on tomorrow, hopefully start earlier. Thanks for coming folks
>>2074848Dozed off just saw the post.See ya tomorrow Primus.Also vote.>Tell me about Scorponok?>Tell me about Black Arachnia?>Any of them like Waspinator or more like the other dunder heads
Forgot what day it was, don't we run on Thursdays?
>>2074794>>Tell me about Scorponok?>>Tell me about Black Arachnia?>>Any of them like Waspinator or more like the other dunder headsSorry for not being here to play Primus. I really DO enjoy this quest.
>>2074912usually its Weds, but sometimes if my days free up, i do Thurs and Fri>>2074951Sall good, hope to catch you next time
>>2074794>Where's Airazor? The Big Gorilla said the two of you were out scouting.
>>2074794>Tell me about Scorponok?>Tell me about Black Arachnia?We'll have time to lighten the mood once we've plugged the hole in the perimeter.
Resuming in about 30 mins; sorry for the delay
>Tell me about Scorponok?>Tell me about Black Arachnia?"How about you start with the Predacons in question? Scorp-whatever and Black something?""Scorponok was part of the original group of Predacons that Megatron had with him. He's essentially his second in command." He takes a moment as he does that snarl. "While he may be a semi-competent warrior, he is a fool and incompetent at everything else.""So lots of fire power, little brains. Got it. Anything else?""He follows Megatron's orders to the letter. Use that to your advantage."Hmm, almost sounds like the ant. Ugh, you don't need a repeat of that."And the other one?""Black Arachnia. My personal experience with her is limited. She was a Maximal protoform that was reprogrammed by Tarantulas. He clearly had his own agenda remaking her in his image.""And what image is that?""A mad scientist lunatic. Watch your back if you ever encounter him."This makes you wince. "Rattrap made a comment about her being similar to me.""Heh, probably the she spider is also a manipulator, preferring subterfuge as opposed to the direct approach.""So I dont suppose they're anything like Waspinator?""Ha! I fail to believe anyone is like Waspinator." the raptor just shakes his head.Cheetor chimes in from ahead. "Hey we might want to keep it down. We're getting closer.">Remain in beast mode and scout the entrance.>Lets all transform, go in guns blazing>Shouldn't we just destroy the entrance?>Write in
>>2075812>Remain in beast mode and scout the entrance.Make sure they don't have any reinforcements joining them or traps securing their entrance.
>>2075812>>Remain in beast mode and scout the entrance.>Shouldn't we just destroy the entrance?
alright give me a 1d100 roll
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>2075843
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>2075843
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>2075843
>Remain in beast mode and scout the entrance.The three of you start sneaking in closer, remaining in the wooded area. There's a sizeable clearing between the cliff and the wood and judging from the tree broken tree trunks, the clearing was created unnaturally. "Where precisely is this entrance, Cheetor?" Dinobot hisses. His larger beast mode makes it tricky for him to be inconspicuous so he has to stand a few meters back from you and the kid. You've chosen the high ground while Cheetor is lying close to the ground. "Over this way a bit more. Where there's less brush."You hop over from branch to branch, not seeing anything. "You sure about this?""Its being hidden by a projector of some sorts."Dinobot looks over the area. "Nightracer, scout it out. Keep an eye out for any traps. Keep your eyes open for any sudden movements.""Right.""Got it."You glide from your forest canopy cover to the other side, landing on the other side of the cliff. Your eyes scan the area and take notice of the strange tracks that disturbed the ground straight into a wall. Hoping still, you move down lower to the side of the would be entrance, using your wings as a guild to determine what parts are actual stone and what part's the projection.You almost lose your footing when you make your latest jump, part of the foothold is in the projection and you bounce back. You look around to see if there's any other signs of Predacons. Its quiet and there doesnt seem to be any strange movement. So far, so good."Talking a quick look inside.""Copy." Dinobot replies.You pop you head into the illusion and look inside. The lighting is poor but your beast mode was meant for nocturnal conditions. It appears to be less of a cave and more of a tunnel; this looks like what you've been searching for. You dont notice anything unusual about it, aside from the unnatural light source wired along the sides of the tunnel, until you look down and notice a motion trip laser near the entrance. Fortunately for you it seems only to be on the ground. >Roll to attempt to disarm the trap>As if the the other's are more proficient >Write in
>>2075942>Roll to attempt to disarm the trap
>>2075942>>Roll to attempt to disarm the trap
Alrightgive me a 1d100+5 (since being an infiltrator you should have a bit of skill in disarming alarms)
Rolled 55 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2075992
Rolled 66 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2075992
Rolled 95 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2075992
>>2076046right in the nick of time toowriting
>>2076057Hmmm, I did really good.Lovin' the quest Primus.
>Roll to attempt to disarm the trap"Nightracer, Maximize."You transform and hover your robot mode above the trip device. You look it over and as you're about to mess with it, with a few wire cutters you notice a cleverly hidden secondary trip. Its meant to send a signal if the device is moved or tampered with."Cute. Nightracter to maximals. Gonna need an extra second with this."You get to work around the secondary trip, disabling it before placing a prism to counter the trip beam. It seems that this alarm was specifically set up to inform the Predacon's if anyone entered. Well for now, you and your partners have the element of surprise."All clear boys. Hold all applause till after the mission, please."Dinobot and Cheetor enter the door way as you move back out of the way, "Whoa, smooth moves Nightracer.""Lets get on with it. The Predacons have a large lead and we need to determine where this path leads."You transform back into your beast mode. "Why not just set charges and destroy this entry way?"Dinobot shakes his head. "Better to have a another way out than to end up trapped inside." He gestures towards the tunnel. "Besides, it'll be better to set charges through out and detonate them closer towards the center and eliminate the one by our base. This way, we can set up our own counter measure should they try to re dig their way through."You look around the tunnel. Its roomy enough for Dinobot and Cheetor to walk side by side but only enough room to fly straight in the tunnel and hardly enough room to maneuver should you fly. >"One of you boys mind giving me a lift?" (will lower ally evasion in case of traps or attacks)>'Volunteer' one of the maximals to be your ride (select one; see above)>Attempt to fly through the tunnel; lower evasion if you get spotted by Predacons>Attempt to walk along the ground with the others; might slow the group down>Transform to robot mode; might limit your combat time>Write in
>>2076193>>"One of you boys mind giving me a lift?" (will lower ally evasion in case of traps or attacks)Cheetor's likely to volunteer for this, and he's got the best turn of speed here; but both our companions outspeed us on land. Owl walking pace isn't grand.
>>2076193>>"One of you boys mind giving me a lift?" (will lower ally evasion in case of traps or attacks)
>>2076193>"One of you boys mind giving me a lift?" (will lower ally evasion in case of traps or attacks)But heavily imply Cheetor.
>>2076193>"One of you boys mind giving me a lift?" (will lower ally evasion in case of traps or attacks)
Alright, give me a persuasion roll 1d100+10 for cheetor (seems who you guys favor for this. plus your established 'friendship' with him the TN on this is pretty low)
Rolled 85 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2076262
Rolled 100 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>2076262
>>2076272Well damn.is there anything else Cheetor can do for you: make you sandwich, massage, get you a personal space ship, or build you a shrine to your gloryThis will have a major effect on your future relationship with him, including improved combat synergy
>>2076310He lets us ride on his back whenever we want.
>>2076310Time to make him a man
>>2076329Wouldn't Cheetor prefer a woman?
>>2076329cool your tits jack, we're saving ourselves for marriage.
>>2076359What about a Hooman?
>"One of you boys mind giving me a lift?" (will lower ally evasion in case of traps or attacks)Seeing that you'd be at a disadvantage in this tunnel, you decide its time to put your charm to use and who better than the kitty. "Hey Cheetor, it'll be tricky for me to fly in here." You tilt you head towards him, laying it on thick. "Would you mind giving me a lift?" "Y-yeah! Um go ahead and climb aboard. When ever you need." He gets close up to you and leans himself down to allow you easier access. You plop on him a little rough, sitting side saddle as to not dig your talons inside. As Dinobot gives you both a look, Cheetor clears his throat. "Um I mean, its cool."Dinobot just looks at you, but you're busy getting comfortable on your new mount. "If we're ready to proceed.""Of course, lead the way."The three of you move forward down the tunnel, Dinobot has you scan the tunnel for anything up ahead, which thanks to your owl's neck allows you to maintain a clear view without sacrificing comfort. Its surprising the lack of defenses in here. You think that they might have been assuming that no one would find this place. As you proceed, you reach an unforseen obsticule: a three way fork in the road.Dinobot seems to be looking at each trying to determine which way to proceed. As you look over your cat transport, you noticed there are tracks intersecting all three path ways. Cheetor moves up. "Maybe we should split up? Each of us take a look down these paths?"What do you think?>Split up; one bot to a path; switch to beast mode to engage >Split up but stick with Cheetor>Split up but join Dinobot>Stick together and investigate each one >Write in
>>2076415>>Split up; one bot to a path; switch to beast mode to engage
>>2076415>>Split up; one bot to a path; switch to beast mode to engage"Kind of easier to stay sneaky when I'm by myself, no offense Cheetor."
>>2076415>>>Split up; one bot to a path; switch to beast mode to engageSmells like a trap, but well, splitting up seems like the best option regardless.That being said urge caution, this seems like the kind of setup we'd make for a back up plan in case someone slipped the perimeter defenses.Expect traps, or even an ambush.
Alright i need you all to chose a path>Center path, seems the most logical>Left path, will lead more north, but maybe its the way they're getting in>Right path, will lead to the south, seems like its the shortest route towards maximal territory but you dont recall seeing anything while you were on patrol
>>2076455>>Left path, will lead more north, but maybe its the way they're getting in
>>2076455>>Center path, seems the most logical
>Split up; one bot to a path; switch to beast mode to engage>Center PathAs you notice Dinobot considering the plan you chime in."Smells like a trap, but well, splitting up seems like the best option here."Dinobot nods. "Very well. Dinobot, Maximize." And the dino transforms."Nightracer, Maximize." You say quietly. You proceed to transform on Cheetor, making it a bit awkward on him as your robot form is now sitting on him. You scritch the top of his head."Thanks for the lift, kiddo. I think I can take it from here."Cheetor stretches a moment, before transforming. "Su-sure no problem."You give him a wink as you strut past him to where Dinobot stands. "If there's no complain, I'll take the Center Path."He nods. "Very well. I'll take the Left Path and Cheetor, take the Right." "You got it." He draws his weapon as Dinobot continues."Be mindful for any traps. These two are scheming treacherous cowards.""If you encounter any of the Predacons, We should not engage immediately. Call the group and we'll eliminate them together." Cheetor adds, while addressing all of you, seems more directed towards you."Got it. Lets head out."Each of you head towards your respective tunnels.How do you wish to proceed?>Activate Tactical Cloak>Dont use cloak; but sneak the center>Switch back to beast mode, and stealth in as a bird>Write in
>>2076550>>Dont use cloak; but sneak the center
>>2076550can we use cloak in beast mode?
>>2076550>Activate Tactical Cloak
>>2076550>>Activate Tactical Cloak
>>2076550>Switch back to beast mode, and stealth in as a bird
Rolled 20 (1d100)Alright, give me a 1d100+15 roll
Rolled 29 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>2076594
Rolled 87 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>2076594
Rolled 37 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>2076594
Rolled 81 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>2076594
>Activate Tactical CloakYou proceed to start down the path disappearing with a shimmer, with hardly a sound. Your infiltrator skills keep your movements and servos from making a sound as you head down. With your night vision, you notice the tunnel is clear...very clear. All debris has been been cleared from ground. You cant help but feel like something isn't right and most likely, this isn't the right path.You keep moving forward when you noticed there's a turn to the left. It seems like there's a soft glow of a light emanating from that direction. You proceed with caution as you hug the corner. Taking a peek you notice there's a sizable device in here and hit looks to have a drill on the end of it, with cutting lasers around it. What are they doing for down here; making another tunnel to the Maximals? Not likely? Wouldn't this run into the other tunnel Dinobot would be in?You move closer to get a better look, when you hear a beep coming from where your foot is at. Damn, you missed one. A blue energy web net deploys and binds you, causing your cloak to start shorting out. Slag! Well if they didn't know you were here before, they do now. The net starts shocking you and you start feeling your energon levels starting to be drained.You whip around using a few sharp points of your robot form and the talons to start tearing the net to shreds as you free yourself.You use the wall to hold yourself up as you breathe heavily, you notice that your cloak has dropped. Looking around you dont see anyone else around, so you try to reactivate your cloak. Success! Fortunately you weren't in that trap long you dont feel like you took to much damage but now you know that these traps can be down right nasty.What should you do now?>Use your comlink, see how the others are doing>Investigate the digging machine. Maybe even sabotage it>Investigate the area and see if you can determine what they were doing down here>write in
>>2076695>>Use your comlink, see how the others are doingGot to warn them that we called it on the traps.After that>Investigate the area and see if you can determine what they were doing down hereGot to get our recon going and get some intel.
>>2076695>>Investigate the digging machine. Maybe even sabotage it>>Investigate the area and see if you can determine what they were doing down here
>>2076695>Investigate the digging machine. Maybe even sabotage it>Investigate the area and see if you can determine what they were doing down here
>>2076696Screw it I'll support this too.
Shit was so busy writingI need a 1d100 investigation
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>2076737dice don't fail me now!
>>2076740Wow you guys are rolling like beast tonight lol
>>2076744I see what you did there.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>2076737don't roll a critical miss don't roll a critical miss don't roll a critical miss don't roll a critical miss
>>2076747ooo, so close. would've been perfect and i'd have to rewrite everything :P
>>2076748I'm really glad it wasn't a crit
>>2076740Looks like we've found ourselves a shiny!
>Use your comlink, see how the others are doing>Investigate the area and see if you can determine what they were doing down here"Nightracer to group. We have a situation.""Copy that, Birdgirl!" Cheetor exclaims. The sounds of blaster fire and a few small explosions in the background. "Found shell head.""This is Dinobot, I'm on my way Cheetor." there's a brief pause. "Nightracer what is your situtation?""Um well, I triggered some sort of net trap. Minimal damage, but i found some sort of digging machine."Dinobot snarls. "I'll assist Cheetor. Does it appear to be the way they're getting into our terriroty?""Doesn't look like it.""Find out for sure and dispose of that machine. Once thats completed, regroup on our position.""Got it."You start looking around the area to see if you can figure out what they were looking for down here. Running a few scans of the the rubble and you detect trace amounts of energon in the area, along with iron deposits. If you had to theorize, you think they were looking for greater materials for their war effort. You begin to wonder if finding a route to the Maximal was a mistake or if this deposit was a suprise blessing. As you look around you notice a medium side container. Giving it a once over you notice its not locked and decide to open it. Hmm, a some energon crystals. Stable ones, too. This might be useful to take or to use when demolishing the area. You do recall Dinobot said to destroy the machine. The explosion would destroy the container with it and its a bit bulky for you to carry on your own, especially with Predacons in the area.>Tell Dinobot about the find>Try to rig the machine to blow up>Look around some more>Call Cheetor/Dinobot and see if they have any charges>Write in
>>2076754>>Try to rig the machine to blow upLet's do this quickly so we can lend backup to the cat and the dino
>>2076754>Tell Dinobot about the find>Try to rig the machine to blow upGood news we found shinies, better news if you don't want them they'll make this drill blow up even bigger.
>>2076754>Write inDirect the drill and tunnel our way to cheetors position.
ok lets a demolition roll1d100 with a -5 (demo isnt really your bag)Also>Keep the energon>Use the energon
Rolled 44 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2076765I say we should take what energon we can carry without slowing us down, and use the rest
Rolled 59 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2076765What >>2076769 said.
Alright writing, gonna be the last one for the night. Not sure when we'll run next time; maybe Sat or Sun
>Try to rig the machine to blow up>Keep the energonYou take a look at the digger. You're not quite sure how to tamper with industrial machines like this, but you figure you could give it a shot. But first, you grab the crate you found with the energon cubes and move it down the hallway you originally came down. Leaving it what you hope to be a safe distance from the machine, you turn back and resume you're attempt. You try determining where to start, over looking the controls, and proceed to break a few of the levers while removing a face plate to the wiring underneath. Pretty sorry construction, but Dinobot did say the scorpion was incompetent. You grab one of your reserve plasma cells ammo and jury rig it to blow. You hope it'll work."Dinobot, I'm heading over.""Copy. We're almost done here." You hear an explosion with a bit of a scream in the distance. You start running back to where you can get a clear shot with your sniper rifle. You take aim with your rifle. "Well what do we have here?"You turn to spin your rifle when a strange hook smacks you in the chest and yanks your rifle out of your arms. As you shake off the daze you notice a black and gold figure reloading their weapon. Your rifle is between the two of you. "Looks like I found a lost little birdie." The voice cackles. "You must be the one that Waspinator wont shut up about."Well, slag.>to be continued
And thats gonna do it for tonight. thanks again for coming folks. hope to catch you guys next time. As always i'll stick around for a bit to answer questions, comments, yadda yadda yadda
>>2076815Thanks for running, see you next time
>>2076818Always happy to catch my regulars
Also, updated the Character Relations section of the pastebin.https://pastebin.com/jvxHYZWYWill try to make some time to update the other sections
>>2076814CAT FIGHT, ironically./TEAR HER FUCKING EYES OUT/>>2076815Night Primus, thanks for the fun.
Guys let's cuck Silverbolt.Just kidding.Let's make it a threesome.
>>2076852>>2077371haha never a dull moment.
Poor Cheetor is gonna come around the corner with us both exposing half our chassis and is just gonna pass out
>>2079863Rattrap or Optimus is gonna have to have a talk with him
We'll be resuming in about 2 hrs
You find yourself in a tough position. A Predacon has gotten the drop on you. Your weapon is a bit out of reach and attempting to retrieve means risking damage. The other Maximals are not far and should be on their way shortly, but can you hold out/stall long enough. Of course, you also have those energon cubes, maybe thats what she's after and you could cut a deal.What do you want to do?>Stall for time, Cheetor and Dinobot we're almost done dealing with Scorponok>Try for your Sniper Rifle; she'll get an attack of opportunity but you wont be defenseless>Bride her; let her take the cubes while you complete your primary mission: getting ride of the tunnel>Write in
>>2082269>Stall for time, Cheetor and Dinobot we're almost done dealing with Scorponok
>>2082269>>Stall for time, Cheetor and Dinobot we're almost done dealing with Scorponok
Still lovin' this quest Primus.
>>2082339always happy to hear that; motivates me to keep doing this
Actually, lets try somethingHow do you wish to stall>Make small talk, just keep her talking>Ask her to reveal the intrigcasies of her evil plans>"So Waspinator's been talking about me? What's he been saying?">Write in.
>>2082417>>Ask her to reveal the intrigcasies of her evil plans>"So Waspinator's been talking about me? What's he been saying?"
Rolled 46 (1d100)Make a persuasion roll1d100+5
Rolled 35 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2082452
Rolled 72 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2082452
Rolled 29 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2082452
>Stall for time, Cheetor and Dinobot we're almost done dealing with ScorponokWith the boys not too far you figure stalling for time would be best. Plus this could be a good chance to try to get her to spill the details of the Predacon's real purpose being down here. But wait a second."Interesting operation you've all got going on down here."She scoffs. "Like you could even grasp what you've stumbled upon.""I know it involves some energon cubes and iron." you gesture towards the container with the cubes inside."And here I thought it was only cat's that curiosity killed.""So mining for materials was your real plan? Not just sneaking into Maximal territory.""Just a perk to the fruits of our war labors." The female Predacon took aim with her gun. "Pity you wont be around much longer to appreciate it.""Hold one parsec, Waspinator's been talking about me? What'd he say exactly?"Blackarachnia seems taken aback by the comment. "Are...are you serious?""Color me curious." She shudders for a moment. "He wont stop buzzing about you. Bird bot this, bird bot that. Dumb Tigerbot. Ugh, its sickening."Hmm, you were honestly expecting more. "Thats it?""I don't stick around long enough to listen to his to his incessant whining.""He does that alot?""What do you think?" she narrows her eyes with a wicked smile. "Pity our little tunnel didnt aid us in getting to your pod sooner. Would've saved the bug a lot of trouble had he reprogrammed you.""One of your bugs did reach me. Real pity was your 'royalty' did send someone competent.""Heh, serves the saurian right for sending a bug to do an arachnid's job." "You think you could've done better?"She cocks an eyebrow. "Reprogramming you? Easily. Or are you saying your still interested in hearing our sales pitch?" She takes a few steps towards you. "Perhaps a Maximal prisoner might salvage the lost of the operations here."It seems like shes consider her options. You think that if you can stall just a bit more the Maximals will turn that corner guns blazing. Of course, this is an interesting prospect. Infiltrate the Predacon base? See whats up? Sneaking out shouldnt be too difficult. But can you trust her? She hasn't shot you, well not in the traditional manner. Still she doesn't seem to be too much like Waspinator and Dinobot did warn you about the 'spiders'. What should you do?>Stall just a bit longer>Play the spider, ask for the Predacon brochure and try to disarm the spider since she's gotten close >Agree to be taken 'prisoner'; infiltrators job is to get behind enemy lines...and getting out>You wouldn't mind seeing Waspinator again. Lets go>Write in
>>2082650>Cloak and disappear.
>>2082650>>Cloak and disappear.
Rolled 15 - 5 (1d100 - 5)alright give me a quick stealth check to getaway/dodge
Rolled 66 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2082729
Rolled 40 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2082729
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>2082729
>>2082806you have to enter it"dice+1d100+5" in the Options field
Rolled 29 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2082729
>>2082819except without the +5; ignore that
>>2082819yeah, I typed it in wrong twice :p
Alright we definitely got enough rollsthat saidDid you guys want to simply run or try to do something with the cloaking; ie sneak attack, grab your rifle and go, meet up with the maximals, etc
>>2082840Push her over then run away while shouting "Nice high heels!" for maximum Bully Birb.
>>2082831Sall good. welcome to the thread btw
>tfw your suggestion is the only one and it's probably going to get chosen.I'm sorry you have to deal with me Primus.
Rolled 41 + 10 (1d100 + 10)ignore me
>>2082945Nope, we all saw you.
>>2082840grab rifle and vamoose.
>>2082952I'll add it
>Cloak and disappearYou feel confindent that this spider's guard is down. And it your oppertunity to strike. As she gets closer, you activate your tactical cloak."Wha-" she whips her head around looking for you as she attempts to take aim at anything. You use this oppertunity to knock her backwards, legs over abdomen with an oomph. Scanning the area, you quickly move to grab your downed rifle and sprint towards the way you came in. "Nice high heels, by the way!"You think you can barely make out a really confused, "What in the inferno?!" followed by a screeching cry of frustration.You take a quick left at the intersection where you and your partners came in from and slam into something. Attempting to shake off the cobwebs, you notice you're not on the ground but on a yellow and blue bot that broke your fall. "Cheetor! What happened?" you hear Dinobot snarl."Ow. I ran into something. Or something ran into me." Heh, well looks like they weren't too far away after all. >Have some fun at the kid's expense, decloak on top of him "That your blaster or you guys just real happy to see me?">No time for games, decloak and help the kid up>"Hey watch the hands Kitten.">"We've got spider problems. Think it might be time to cut and run.">Write in
>>2083007>No time for games, decloak and help the kid up>"Hey watch the hands Kitten.">"We've got spider problems. Think it might be time to cut and run."
>>2083007>>No time for games, decloak and help the kid up>>"Hey watch the hands Kitten.">>"We've got spider problems. Think it might be time to cut and run."
>>2083007>No time for games, decloak and help the kid up>"We've got spider problems. Think it might be time to cut and run."
Rolled 2, 76, 75 = 153 (3d100)>No time for games, decloak and help the kid up>"We've got spider problems. Think it might be time to cut and run.">"Hey watch it Kitten."While this is prime moment for you to bully the kid further into submission, you're smart enough to know when to pick your moments. You drop your cloak, climb off Cheetor."Thank the matrix. We've got spider problems. Think it might be time to cut and run." you extend a hand to your ally. Cheetor accepts the hand, as you teasingly add "By the way, watch those hands, Kitten."If robot's could blush....Cheetor quickly regains his composure. "But we haven't found the route to the the Maximal base yet."Dinobot does his distant stare thing. "While retreating is not my personal taste, it maybe better to fallback and regroup for now." As he says this, the three of you each starts noticing your body sparking. Energon build up. You have been in robot mode for awhile and if there is energon deposits down here, its probably best to heed Dinobot's assessment. "The Predacon's may abandon this location now that its been uncovered." he continues. Just then he turns around, as his eyes begin to glow. He fires a series of eye beams at the ceiling of the tunnel they just exited; the makings of a cave in. The three of you proceed to transform back into beast mode. "Time to bail!" Cheetor says. The three of you start back down the way you all came in, when you see Blackarachnia back at it with her spider legs spread out like she's pointing them in your guy's direct-oh.A hail of erratic machine gun fire scatters around you and your friends. Guess she wont be sharing her tailor's com channel anytime soon.>Make a 1d100 dodge roll with a -10 since you're bird form doesn't have much room to move.>Blackarachnia suffers a -15 to all three of her rolls due to her unfocused attack
>>2083203did she just hit herself wit a ricote?
Rolled 9 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>2083203
Rolled 73 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>2083203
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>2083203
Holy shit we died.
>>2083216Hmmm, i'm thinking that cave in might have begun to spread>>2083217oh dear....
Rolled 50 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>2083203
>>2083235Well i wouldnt go th...>>2083224Um....hmmmWell we could get two more rolls that might potentially be crits...
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>2083247FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
>>2083249Be grateful this one technically doesn't countWe're gonna need to roll for stasis lock in a min. give me a sec to determine a TN
Rolled 45 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2083203Primus give us strength cause I don't want to die by this bitch>>2083247Here's hopin'.
>>2083255Dammit. Birdwaif can't die yet!
>Inb4 we get dug out and reprogramed as a Predacon
>>2083264>inb4 the reprogram is botched an we become a double agent
>>2083258No joke! 1) We just restarted and 2) Hootits!>>2083264Very much a possibility right now>>2083270that requires a roll
Rolled 79 (1d100)Now that i think of something...ignore me
>>2083264Let em try, we'll do Rhinox proud and take over that shit operation before tea time.Added bonus, Waspinator and Cheetor on leashes next to our new bitchin' throne made from the bodies of the other preadacons.
Alright folksThis is the big moment. Hope you've got some stellar rolls stored up. Best 3 of 5give me those 1d100s
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>2083296
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>2083296Have hootits!
>>2083298fuck that was supposed to say Save*God I'm tired...
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>2083296
>>2083308HELL TO THE YES WITH THE SAVE! (maybe)
still need two more
>>2083334can i roll again?
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>2083296May the 13 bless this roll...
>>2083335give it 10 more mins, if no one else rolls, i'll allow it since this is important
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>2083296
The TN was 60 to succeed
So then we're gonna need another set of rolls1d100+5 (bonus due to the 95 crit)
Rolled 43 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2083353
Rolled 49 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2083353
Rolled 36 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2083353
Rolled 29 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2083353
Rolled 27 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2083353
Rolled 76 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2083353
>>2083355>>2083356>>2083359>>2083362>>2083364Dice Gods giveth. Dice Gods taketh away.
Alright, unfortunately i have to work early tomorrow morning. So we will be continuing tomorrow to determine what happens Sorry about the cliffhanger but this next one is gonna be a doozy
>>2083370We should've just ran off with Waspinator and pretended to be a Predacon.
>>2083370and now that i look at the clock, by tomorrow i mean late Sunday afternoon
>>2083370Alright boss, see ya then.>>2083373That still might happen if we get caught by the preds.
As always, i'll be here till pass out. Any questions/comments/etc i'll answer till we start running>>2083378Thanks for coming out>>2083373This still would've been hilarious. While it would be borderline 'independent', this would've been mildly hilarious
Rolled 50 (1d100)WHAT! I'm not here for a day and we are in trouble?also, rolling just becaused
>>2083383Shit got realGood to see ya though. hope to catch you tomorrow
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>2083383Eep. Rolling to see if Airrazor saves the day?
We'll be resuming shortly. finishing dinner
You're attempt to make your escape from the collapsing tunnel was less than...well. Yourself and two other Maximals were on your way out when Blackarachina managed to recover and opened fire upon you. On the plus side her shots went wild when a part of the roof fell upon her. Shame it didnt stop all her shots, a few hitting you causing you to spin out of control. While you're uncertain of the safety of Cheetor and Dinobot; one thing was certain you had to resort to stasis lock. "Ouuuuch." The rocks on top of you have you pinned. You can hear the sound of rumbling from rocks nearby. You're not in good shape, definitely in no shape to fight and there's no telling who's out there. What should you do?>Transform and hope it helps kncok some of the loose rocks off you>Wait for whom ever is trying to dig you out.>Call out, see who responds>Revert back to stasis lock; resume internal repairs>Write in
>>2085444>Call out, see who responds
writinglooks like it might be dead tonight; might have to postpone till Wed or maybe even roll to see what happens (rather not do that but i really wanted to wrap up tonight)
>>2085444>call out, see who respondsWe are not going to work for the Predacons though. I'd rather kill off the character than switch sides.
before i forgetroll 1d100 to see if there's any response
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>2085623
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>2085623
need one more vote; gonna wait 5 mins if not i'll roll
Rolled 86 (1d100)
>Call out, see who responds"Hey...um, Little help?" You're not quite sure who's digging through the rubble but who know's? You sure you can figure a way out of it. You hear a muffled voice. Trying to put a face to the voice. You're pretty sure it's the Predacon female. "Um, could you say that again?" you ask. A larger boulder gets moved away from above you and you turn your head to look above. Its Blackarachnia and she looks the way you feel right now. "Ugh, figures your smartass would survived." She is in a better position at the moment: she's transformed, but you dont see her gun, she's looking roughed up pretty bad, and you feel like you just took on an entire dreadnought on your own. How do you want to play this>"Look, we're both in a bad way; how bout we cut our losses and just go our seperate ways?">"Round 2 anyone?" (Try and muster the energy to attack)>"Seriously, killer boots. Who's your tailor?" (throw her off with humor)>"Don't suppose you'd know the way out of here? And where a gal can get a drink around here?">Write in
>>2085710>>"Look, we're both in a bad way; how bout we cut our losses and just go our seperate ways?"We don't know where the scorpion is, so we should try to get away as soon as we can
>>2085710>"Seriously, killer boots. Who's your tailor?" (throw her off with humor)>"Look, we're both in a bad way; how bout we cut our losses and just go our seperate ways?"
Alright go ahead and make a persuasion check1d100+5
Rolled 76 (1d100)ignore me
Rolled 72 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2085769
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2085769
>>2085789well....on the plus side, its not a crit fail
Rolled 64 + 5 (1d100 + 5)needing a tie breaker
Rolled 74 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>2085769
>"Seriously, killer boots. Who's your tailor?" (throw her off with humor)>"Look, we're both in a bad way; how about we cut our losses and just go our separate ways?"The two of you lock eyes at each other in an uncomfortable silence for a brief moment. As you break contact to look down at her legs."Seriously, killer boots. Who's your tailor?""Uuuughh! You're insufferable." The spider shakes in anger. Though she cocks you a smile back. "Of course, nothing a little cyber venom wouldn't fix. I can just drag you back to base and 'refit' you with a matching pair since you like them so much."So much for girl talk. Time to be serious."Look, we're both in a bad way; how about we each cut or losses and just go our separate ways?"She looks away from you for a moment, as if she's assessing her situation. Atleast giving it some modicum of thought, before she looks back at you."Fine. Truce.""You're not gonna back shoot me right?"She chuckles, "I like to keep my options open."You give her a dead pan expression."If I was gonna shoot you birdbrain, i would've done so by now.">"Great, mind giving me a hand?">"So, tell me this wasn't the only way out?">"I wouldnt recommend using your mining driller. Kinda rigged it to blow and we dont need anymore explosions.">Write in
>>2085906>"So, tell me this wasn't the only way out
>>2085906>"So, tell me this wasn't the only way out?"
>>2085906>"So, tell me this wasn't the only way out?">"I wouldnt recommend using your mining driller. Kinda rigged it to blow and we dont need anymore explosions."
>"So, tell me this wasn't the only way out?">"I wouldnt recommend using your mining driller. Kinda rigged it to blow and we dont need anymore explosions.""Nightracer, ah. Maximize."You transform to help get yourself out of this pile of rocks. Blackarachnia backs away, with a bit of a defensive stance. You dust yourself off as you try to push rocks off you and out of your way. You look at the exit, concerned for your comrades."So, tell me this wasn't the only way out?""It was the closest way." She looks over the area. "What about the other three ways?""Well the center you've seen. The left side is....something. And the right side.""Now's not the time for games." The spider turns away from you. You feel that you need to get her to be truthful so you make a gamble."I wouldn't recommend using your mining driller." She turns back to you. "Kinda rigged it to blow and we don't need anymore explosions.""Terrific. There goes that idea."Hmm, well you didn't destroy it. And she's supposed to be good with her hands, er, claws, whatever she has. "Which one is the tunnel to the Maximal territory.""The left side. Thats where i was about to get the drop on the traitor before shell head ran into the tabby.">Great. Thats all you needed to know. (try and knock her out)>Lead the way (make sure she doesn't lead you in a trap)>Well good luck to you (dig your way out here)>Wait, what about the right side?>Write in
>>2086038>>Write inAlright lead the way. Take the time to gossip like girls do and build some rep
>>2086038>>Lead the way (make sure she doesn't lead you in a trap)
>Lead the way (make sure she doesn't lead you in a trap)"Left side. Very well. Lead the way.""Thought you said we were heading our separate ways?""I want to make sure you didn't plan on sending me into a trap." She turns to face you. "You're not as foolish as you look." "I'm a people person."She scoffs. "Right."The two of you start heading down the left pathway. Like the other areas you notice the area has been cleared and lit up."So were you in charge of this little operation?" You're not exactly sure how long this tunnel is, so you figure a little small talk wasn't out of the question."Like i said, the Saurian insist on overlooking talent. The shell head was put in charge here, though it was the ant that discovered it." She mocks. "An expansion to the colony. Gimme a break.""So it wasn't some grand scheme?"She turns to you with raised eyebrow. "Those energon cubes and some of the planet's raw materials were the initial purpose. A fresh supply to keep the war machine going as it were. But the ant had his own ideas. Kept digging around, creating additional tunnels. Wasn't so bad at first; found plenty of energon that way, until he stumbled into your new chums territory." "Interesting." you think about it more. "So then my pod...""An almost lucrative bonus..." she just shakes her head. "Almost being the keyword."Hmmm, You didn't realize you were such a prize pickup. Well you knew you were a big deal but this only confirms how desirable you know you are. Heavy that wears the crown and all that."So, just out of curiosity what is Pred life like?" "Why so interested?""Well you were a Maximal protoform, just like me, right?" "Not entirely. Besides, if I had to guess being a Predacon fits me fine." "Even if you're surrounded by dimwits."She hesitates, "Their lack of intelligence can permit me...opportunities. For advancement as well as subtle manipulations." She turns to you, "Spiders and their webs.""Sounds like you've got them eating out of your hand.""Not nearly as much as you do with Waspinator."You pause for a moment. "Uhhhh...""Oh please. The way the bug buzzz about you, if you had joined the Predacons, you'd be working the room establishing your own power base worse than Terrorsaur.">Change the subject, you don't need these kind of rumors>HE was following ME, for the record. Like a really weird puppy>Is that what you do around there with the other spider?>Think thats impressive, i even have a pet tabby and a rat on a stick>Write in
>>2086148>Is that what you do around there with the other spider?
>>2086148>HE was following ME, for the record. Like a really weird puppyThat being said he was adorable, in a weird sort of way.
>>2086148>>Is that what you do around there with the other spider?
>>2086148>>HE was following ME, for the record. Like a really weird puppy
>>2086148>HE was following ME, for the record. Like a really weird puppy>Is that what you do around there with the other spider?
>>2086148>>Write inSo no one bar one or two actually like megatron...why not just wait for him to get in a scrap and kill him when he's in the chamber healing up? Say what you will though we girls gotta stick together one some level...go bloody mad otherwise
>HE was following ME, for the record. Like a really weird puppy>Is that what you do around there with the other spider?"Hey, HE was following ME, for the record." you put your hands up defensively. "Like a really weird puppy. It was a little adorable, in a bizarre kind of way...""Uh-huh. Right. Keep telling yourself that, bird.""Is that what you do around there with the other spider?"Blackarachnia freezes in place. "You mean ugh, Tarantulas?""He's the one that reprogrammed you right?" You say with a sly smile. "Did he leave a little 'loyal' programming in there to go with the aesthetic choices?"She turns and looks like she's about to take a swing or attack you. "Oh you are a twisted one. You sure you don't have a little Predacon in you deep down?"Wait a second, are you and this spider getting to be on good terms? Not that you couldn't use a gal pal, but still. Well there's always the other flier, Airazor whom you still need to meet. >Lets change the subject?>So how much further?>Write in
>>2086252>>So how much further?>Write inSo You've told me about the idiots, what about the ringmaster?Might as well learn who's behind this slagfest of a circus.
Writing; will be the last one for the night.in the meantime as always feel free to start up questions/comments/etc
>So how much further?"So, how much further till we reach the outside again." Blackarachnia is silent for a moment. You get the feeling she notice you dodging her jab at you. "We're not that much further away. We'll probably have to switch to beast mode before then. Energon build up and all that."She's not wrong, its been a little while and your circuits will be feeling it again soon."So you told me about the idiots, what about the ringmaster?" Might as well learn who's behind this slagfest of a circus."Megatron? What about him?""Seems to think highly of himself for one. The Royalty?""Pfft, that's the ant's faulty programming. Be grateful he didn't get his hands on your pod. You'd probably sound just as obnoxious.""Still I only have a...special perspective of the 'saurian'. A perspective you dont seem to share."Blackarachnia stops in place. "And what are you getting at?""Color me curious.""Anything I say will also be a clearly jaded perspective. As I'm sure you've caught on. You're a sharp one." she turns to face you. "If you're so eager, why not just meet him yourself?""I dont know, I'd probably have to ask the big ape permission before I go out without a chaperone.""Play hookie. I could slap some webs on you. Maybe a bit of cybervenom. Make it look a little less suspicious." Blackarachina transforms into her beast mode, causing you to take a step back. "Can't guarantee I'll have you back by curfew." She cackles wickedly, taking a little too aggressive stance for your liking.>And here i thought we were getting to be friends. (beast mode and attempt to fly pass the spider)>Quit playing around and keep leading the way (Try to intimidate/call her bluff)>Hookie sounds fun. (Come up with a plan to go with Blackarachia; The maximals will come to your rescue or you can always escape)>Aw but then i'll get grounded, and I prefer the skies to the ground (Draw your weapon)>Write in.
wait isnt gettting on Blackarachnia's good side how we got the last attempt fucked up?
>>2086292>>Quit playing around and keep leading the way
>>2086292>Quit playing around and keep leading the way (Try to intimidate/call her bluff)Still want to know about him, even if you're 'jaded'.But if you just don't want to talk, well, far be it from me to force a girl to speak her mind.
AlrightWell we'll continue this again tomorrow.thanks again for coming
>>2086292>>And here i thought we were getting to be friends. (beast mode and attempt to fly pass the spider)
>>2086313See ya tomorrow Primus!
>>2086292>Hookie sounds fun. (Come up with a plan to go with Blackarachia; The maximals will come to your rescue or you can always escape)An infiltrator deliberately giving up an opportunity to infiltrate? seems whack
We will be running in about an hour; having dinner first. Will take any last min votes from last post
Rolled 45 (1d100)Actually first, give me an intimidation/bluff roll1d100
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>2087805
>Quit playing around and keep leading the way (Try to intimidate/call her bluff)The spider looks like she's planning something. Maybe she's had something up her sleeve all this time. "Quit playing around and keep leading the way." You take a stance of your own, giving the impression that you're ready for a fight and more than willing to grab your rifle. Even with the energon building up, your not going to be putting up with any crap. The spider's form seems to be relaxing from her previous stance. You get the idea that if she was scheming something, your tone clearly indicated to her that you're not in the mood for anything."Relax, bird. I'm just ruffling your feathers." she says nonchelont."Yea, well. How about we just keep going the way we were heading? Sticking to the plan.""Suit yourself." She turns to resume leading the way.>Bully Spider a bit; transform into beast mode and perch yourself on her abdomen>You can find the way out from here. (ditch the spider and fly out of the tunnel)>Fly behind the spider, keeping an eye on her>Write in
>>2087901>Fly behind the spider, keeping an eye on herI really want to bully, but I don't trust her to not try something.
Alright, writinglooks like we might have a dead night. Might have to just wrap up this one and wait till Wed/Fri for a more active crowd (hopefully)
>>2087959It might help to have twitter or something to put out notifications about when you're running.
>>2087967I do post on twitter but i'll post another reminder. i just wish more folks were following it
>>2087983Weird... I'm usually better at following other QMs. I'll be sure to shill your quest whenever I can.
>Fly behind the spider, keeping an eye on herYou transform back into your owl form as you keep a bit of reactionary distance. You were told not to trust the spider's and you have the feeling that she would eventually try something. "So you plan on just taking off back to your precious Maximals after this?""Probably, could use some down time in the CR Chamber." you pause for a moment. "Of course I need to find out what happened to Dinobot and Cheetor as well." "Heh, just remembered them now did you?" she smirks. "For all you know, your pals could be scrapped.""Didn't you ditch your comrade back there too?""Scorponok? Ha! While i wouldnt miss him if he was buried under the cliffs, he's surprisingly durable when it comes to getting smashed and crushed.""This a 'Predacon' sentiment?" You ask. It had seemed like she was trying to entice you to go with her not too long ago. How long would it be till she saw you as 'disposable'.She chuckles. "Its more of a 'me' sentiment."Well that didnt make things more comfortable. You start seeing the light of day at the end of the tunnel starting to loom. You figure now would be a good time to decide your next course of actions before you head out.>Honor your agreement with Blackarachnia; go your separate ways. she did lead you out after all>Leave the spider, head back to the Axalon and contact the Maximals. >Try to contact any nearby Maximals. See if you can find out what happened to Cheetor and Dinobot>Attempt to take Blackarachnia prisoner.>Write in
>>2088042>Leave the spider, head back to the Axalon and contact the Maximals. So long and thanks. Just... don't think this'll last through to the next time we meet.
>>2088106Got to work on my settings, completely missed this updating when I checked the catalog.
>>2088113I mostly blame the thread not getting bumped. Like you said, unless you have your settings set up the right way, you miss threads updating.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>2087805>>2086294That was a confusing shitshow I don't think anyone knew how to proceed with. Also no, we just trying to bring the bantz and trolling for our amusement.
>>2088131Forgot to update before posting.>Leave the spider, head back to the Axalon and contact the Maximals.
Almost done writing>>2088153Yea it was, with those earlier roles. especially considering that you guys were in both bad shape, she ultimately figured (her) survival was paramount.
>>2088170Also I thought we were gonna try some of the write ins but didn't know to what degree they'd be implemented.nightracer finds warpaths in a stasis pod in Blackarachnia sex dungeon
>>2088183I'm cool with most write ins provided two key factors1. in character2. fellow questers support As for that 'other' point...If you guys had botched a few of those important roles it would be nightracer in that sex dungeon
>>2088213Kinky. Though I suppose it could be worse, it could belong to the other spider for a start...
>Leave the spider, head back to the Axalon and contact the Maximals.The two of you finally reach the outside. You do your best to adjust your photo receptors from having them set for the dark conditions for so long. You're not too far from the Maximal permeter; just north of the base and outside of the area you and Dinobot were scouting. Figures this is why you guys hadn't located the breach in security. "Well, here we are." Blackarachnia says as she scuttles around to face you again. "So,...""Well...So long and thanks."You notice her fangs twitch a bit, like she's trying to come to a decision, similar as to when you see Dinobot do the thing with his toe claw. Hmm, wonder if you have a tell like that."Probably for the best that I dont linger too long. Wouldn't want your pals blasting me." she fiendishly chuckles. "According to Waspinator, they have itchy trigger fingers these days.""Tell me about it." you say rolling your eyes. "Um, I mean. Yea i guess. Well...Just dont think this'll last through to the next time we meet." "Heh, just when i thought we we're bonding." She shoots out a web to a tree branch behind her. "Catch you in my web another time, little bird." Blackarachnia turns to start climbing up her web line before briefly stopping. "By the way, your heels aren't so bad either, but feel free to drop me a line when you want an upgrade."Oh. Well this is awkward.You ruffle your feathers before taking off into the air. Just focus on flying. Oh right."Nightracer, to Maximal base. Come in."You start hearing some radio crackling. "Optimus here...*static* Nigh-*static*..."Slag, still a bit too far. You start picking up speed the direction closest to base. But in the meantime you decide to use an open Maximal frequency."This Nightracer. Anyone out there? Dinobot? Cheetor?"A few moments of static lingers until you start to hear someone."Nightracer? This is Tigatron, you're signal is weak but i read you. What is your situation?"What do you report to the old tiger?>Radio the Axalon, give a full mission break down. leave out 8 legged entanglements>Maybe Tigatron could be of assistance. have him rendezvous with you and help you find your teammates.>Have Tigatron look for you friends while you head back to base. (Warn him about blackarachnia y/n)>Write in
>>2088239>Maybe Tigatron could be of assistance. have him rendezvous with you and help you find your teammates.
>>2088239>Maybe Tigatron could be of assistance. have him rendezvous with you and help you find your teammates.>Have Tigatron look for you friends while you head back to base. (Warn him about blackarachnia y/n)Y.Bad cave in separated both us and the spider from our respective squads.Temporary truce with the spider got us both out alive but now that we're out all bets are off, watch your six and get here quick no idea how the kitten and scales managed in the cave in.
I'm here Primus. Still lovin' the quest.
>Maybe Tigatron could be of assistance. Have him rendezvous with you and help you find your teammates.>Have TIgatron look for your friends while you head back to base (warn him about blackarachina Y)"Oh hey there stripes. Listen, I need your help. Meet me at my coordinates.""On my way."You land and perch on a nearby tree, giving you a fairly advantageous view of the forest. Its less than half a megacycle for the tiger to come sprinting to your location."Hey old timer, what took you? Look at me, i've gone white."Tigatron dead stops looking up at you with a slightly annoyed look. You glide down ward to the forest floor to his level."Sorry, just in need of a little levity. Dinobot and my mission went south and now lizard and spots need our help. Maybe. I dont really know.""Whoa, whoa." He takes a few breathes. "Lets...start with the beginning."You begin to explain the details, of your original mission outing with Dinobot, how you ran into Cheetor and the three of you proceeded to solve the Predacon infestation problem."There was this bad cave in and I lost track of everyone. I manage to find the way out with the help of Blackarachnia. Kind of a temporary truce.""Where is she now?" Tigatron looks around the wood."She took off a bit ago. Keep your eyes peeled. She a slippery one. ""You let her go?""Not really in the condition to fight at the moment." You stretch your back and neck. "Was actually hoping you could try tracking down the boys while I hit a few cycles in the CR chamber. Give them a heads up to our situation.""Hmmm, very well. I'll see if I can raise them and Airazor if she's nearby.""I'll let the ape and the rest know as well. Just in case."The Tiger nods. "Good hunting. Lets hope our friends are alright."He turns and begins to run towards the location you gave him. You on the other hand, that CR chamber is sounding better and better.>Keep trying the base, Tigatron could use some back up>See if you can raise Airazor; Tigatron mentioned something about her>Just focus on getting to the base.>Write in
>>2088406>>Keep trying the base, Tigatron could use some back up>>See if you can raise Airazor; Tigatron mentioned something about her
>>2088406>>Keep trying the base, Tigatron could use some back up>>See if you can raise Airazor; Tigatron mentioned something about herTell the other bird to keep an eye out on stripes, don't want him getting in trouble
>>2088406>Keep trying the base, Tigatron could use some back up>See if you can raise Airazor; Tigatron mentioned something about her
Alright give me a communication roll for Airazor; see if you can 'raise her' :P
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>2088511
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>2088511We're gonna' raise her so hard.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>2088511razor till shes bare.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>2088511
>>2088544....I forget Primus, do you do Bo5 or not?BECUASE IF SO WE JUST RAISED THE FUCK OUTTA' AIRAZOR!
haha is it just me or does Hooters starting to show possible multi-compatible software
>>2088552Yes. Only because there's so many sexy robots to get our feathers ruffled at.
>>2088548Yes indeed I do >>2088544yes, yes you did.>>2088556pic related
>>2088565Good. And if Airazor ever tries to fuck with us...well.
>It's a quest about a Bisexual Bully Birb.>And she's shortBest quest.
>>2088569DamnYou do realize Airazor was the friendly one right? Hell she was super patient with Warpath. Do you really think she'd try to mess with you. well maybe depending on how she handles finding out about you bullying the other maximals, namely Tiger husbando and kitten kid brother. Of course you can always try gettin her under your thumb or turn her/have her get in on the 'fun'
>>2088591>SpoilerDepends, how much taller is she than us?
>>2088593Actually about the same size, though she doesnt really have the heels you do and if i recall correctly, her peregrine falcon form is leaner than yoursso you maybe have an inch or two. youre about the same as BA
>>2088591Nah, she should be sensible and nice enough we can forgo most of the bully, we only bully bots who deserve it (which just happens to be most of them).
>>2088569Damn dude just chillin' gettin some rest and BAM, there goes charlie.Son of a bitch owed him five dollar too.
>Keep trying the base, Tigatron could use some back up>See if you can raise Airazor; Tigatron mentioned something about herAs you head closer towards the Maximal base, you decide to raise the other bird, Airazor. You were supposed to meet her as well right?"This is Nightracer, calling..Airazor. Do you copy?""This is Airazor. Who is this?""Nightracer. You know? New fly girl for the Maximals? Just fell from the sky?""Oh. I see. Well hello. Wait youre the one Tigatron told me about. A snowy owl correct?"Uh-oh. "Um...yes? He mentioned me? What did he say, exactly?""Oh, um, well he mentioned that you were a new flier. A welcome addition of course. He also said you fairly....eccentric." Whats that supposed to mean? Gonna have to ask the tiger what he said exactly."I think i can see you aways from the base. I was just heading in myself.""Yea, about that. Tigatron and I could use your assistance." You begin tell her the whole story while keeping an eye out for her. You think you can see her off in the distance. The news of the others in trouble was enough to get her to veer in your direction. Its not long until she's much closer. Her beast mode is surprising fast."So Tigatron really needs my help?""Well yea, the others as well." You add. "You sound kind of surprised.""He's usually prefers to to handle things on his own. Not that he can't. Its just better for us Maximals to stick together."Hmm, am i sensing something here? "Well in this case, it would be smart. Blackarachina might still be in the area though I figure she's bolted by now.""Still it could be dangerous. Thank you for getting a hold of me. I'll head out now.">Anyone else at the base i should have have assist you?>Well i'm beat, good luck out here. (head off to the axalon for repairs)>Hey, bird girls gotta watch each others tails right? >Bully 'bird lady' rattrap would say; press her about her and the tiger>Write in
>>2088610>We tallerGood.>>2088631Only good bots so far is us and Waspinator.Maybe Rhinox.>>2088639S'watchu get for bein' a triflin' fool.
>>2088631Gotta establish that peckin' order
>>2088646>>Hey, bird girls gotta watch each others tails right?And watch it we shall.>Well i'm beat, good luck out here. (head off to the axalon for repairs)
>>2088650Supporting.I'm faithful to Waspinator but no reason not to get some flirting in on the side until he gets his shit together and gets on the winning team.
>>2088646>Hey, bird girls gotta watch each others tails right?>Well i'm beat, good luck out here. (head off to the axalon for repairs)
Rolled 81 (1d100)AlrightSo if this is a 'flirt' attempt gonna need a quick 1d100 -5 rollotherwise, writing
Rolled 74 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2088697We got this.And to everyone else, it's +-5. Write it in like this1d100+-5
Rolled 25 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2088697
Rolled 9 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2088697
>>2088703>>2088709Oh god we spilled our birb seed everywhere.
>>2088709Yikes, Casanova we are not.Truly her love of stripes is too strong for our weak attempt.
>>2088711>>2088712Well it was your first encounter so yea.still who knows, while it'll be a bit more of an up hill climb, maybe you can work that dice magicof course there's the chance for 2 more rolls
Rolled 29 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2088716I'm taking that as a cue to roll again. If not, ignore.
>>2088720I was mostly meaning any other actives but if no one post with in 5 mins of this post, i'll allow you to reroll. so this one i'll ignore.if need be i'll roll as well
Rolled 34 (1d100)5 Mins rollin' again>>2088726
Rolled 17 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2088726
Rolled 94 - 5 (1d100 - 5)>>2088726
damn late night dice gods are cruel
>>2088745>>2088747Yup, this is my life.
>>2088751well i probably should've waited but the hell with it, i'll count yours instead.it goes along better with what i've written
>>2088753Oh thank jesus.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>2088697Did i roll yet?-5
>>2088766Funny how high rolls come after the rollin' time ends.
>>2088766You didn't roll but i'm almost done....tell you guys what. I'm willing to let this roll be stored (as a 94) for next thread if you guys like. So at anytime next thread if you guys want to use it, to replace another roll i'll allow it
>>2088771Sweet. I'm down for that.
>>2088771im good with that
>Hey, bird girls gotta watch each other's tails right?>Well i'm beat, good luck out here. (head off to the axalon for repairs)You fly a bit closer. "Hey we bird girls gotta watch each other's tails right?"Unfortunately, you seemed to have taken more damage then you anticipated as your attempt to get a bit closer, you bump into each other in mid air. The two of you awkwardly try to regain your composure and back to a stable hover."Hey careful! Man, you really need to get yourself to that chamber. I think you got your circuits scrambled.""Oh yea. Heh, heh. Sure. I'll take care of that. Um well I should get back to the Axalon. Good luck out there."Airazor gives you an odd look before turning towards the direction of Tigatron and the rest. You're definitely gonna have to work on your approach the next time you talk with her, if only not to be seen as 'eccentric' as the tiger is saying you are. You turn back again towards the Axalon, the ship finally coming into view."Nightracer, to Axalon.""Optimus here, We were getting worried. Status report?"You take a deep breathe and tell him everything. They drop Sentinel's shield so you can get inside. With the situation clarified, Optimus, Rhinox and Rattrap look distressed. "Are you kiddin' me? You just left them behind to go for a stroll with the spider?!""Hey I was nearly buried in there and i'm not exactly a heavy lifter. Blackarachnia could have just as easily shot me and no one would know what happened to Dinobot and Cheetor.""Rattrap that's enough." Optimus interrupts."Oh for boot in the cold! You can't tell me you're gonna let this slide?""The situation is more pressing. Plus, Nightracer did learn the Predacon's agenda. We can deal with everything else later. Right now we have work to do."Rhinox turns to you. "Lets get you into the CR Chamber. Leave the rest to Optimus and Rattrap.""Sounds good to me." You climb inside the the chamber ready to relax. You can still hear the Rattrap whining about the situation but it sounds like they're going to blast the other route in addition to assist Tigatron and Airazor. Atleast you manage to do some good out there. You're first mission as a Maximal certainly evolved from being a dull reconnaissance to an eventful and intriguing day. You think you might have even made a 'frienemy' of the she spider.When you wake up, who knows what the situation will be. Hopefully your allies are alright. They're just too much fun to tease for them to go to waste.
And that'll do it for this thread.Thanks again for coming out. I'll be archiving this threadIf any questions/comments or such i'll be here for a bit to answer themNext thread will be either Weds or Fri. Do let me know if you guys are not going to be available either of those days and i'll push to have it the other day.Thanks again. This story is definitely getting interesting and going in a much stranger direction then i expected.
Loved the thread Primus. Thanks a bunch for running.
>>2088814Glad you are enjoying it.
>>2088806Would Airazor have been the obvious choice for the Maximal's number 2 whilst she was around? Rhinox didn't want it, Tigertron preferred to go alone, Rattrap was too acerbic, Dinobot too Predacon and Cheetor was simply too rash and inexperienced... what ranking did the toyline bio give her?
>>2088823I'm really sad we didn't get to see more of Airazor in the show.
>>2088806Night Primus see ya next thread.And I'm good with either day desu, week long vacation.
>>2088823She was actually fairly low. Similar to Tigatron, she was more often at home in the field. Unfortunately the only two that were ever vying for leadership were Rattrap and Dinobot, Optimus choosing Rattrap. >>2088833Yea, it was really a shame. Honestly i wish they had kept her around for her to go Transmetal like the toyline had her.
>>2088836Night and thanks for coming outSounds good
>>2088839For additional comparison of what could have been
>>2088839>Update>>2088852>The only thing that went up was Endurance.The fuck? I thought Transmetals were much better than the original forms.
>>2088860Yea i was surprised by that as wellbut she did get a jet form with water landing pontoons. i was hoping they would have been able to expand into more nautical creatures, in addition to Depth Charge and Rampage
>>2088833It's a pity indeed. I guess that the Toymasters in Japan ordered it... they'd made Airzor male in the Japanese version just as the western version was coming to terms with the Tigertron thing, which meant that they accidentally created a gay couple, and wanted both 'bots out of the show to stop controversy and further gender-story complications.
>>2088986If I remember correctly the show runners really pushed for a stronger female presence when they were making the toys and managed to get Airazor to be a female. I think they even had wanted to do more stuff with airazor but had a difficult time explaining the plot points/reasons for things to happen. One of my favorites being ‘bitch wars’ where airazor and black arachnia team up to make their own group ala girl power but can’t get along thus returning to their respective teams
>>2088610Honestly, given our size and character I'm starting to suspect we were the same baseline bot-model as BA, only she got a Pred-rewrite to the circuits.