Log Title: A Place For Me Characters: Starlock, Crosswise, Hot Rod, Dawnfire, Ultra Magnus, Dust Devil, Optimus Prime, Backblast Location: New Harmonex Date: 03/03/2021 TP: New Harmonex TP Summary: Crosswise comes to New Harmonex and is given a offer by Starlock. As logged by Starlock
Starlock is in a fairly good mood, all things considered, a smile on her face as she hums and works, a typical sight for her as she sits there on a bench, working on ideas for the guild Symphony was talking about not long ago.
Crosswise drives into the city in his late-model Harmonex speeder mode. Tracking Starlock immediately, he approaches her and then transforms at a polite speaking distance away. He bows formally, optics twinkling behind his blue visor. "Greetings, Starlock," he says in his thick eastern Harmonexian accent. "How goes zhe city reconstruction?" He looks around, taking in the sights and sounds of the new metropolis.
Starlock perks up and looks over and smiles. "Crosswise, wonder when you'd show up." She'd chuckle... ohh he has that twinkle in his eye, she was up to something.. Now the question was, was she going to fin out?
Starlock gestures out. "I think you can see for yourself regarding that." She'd smile.
Crosswise turns slightly in place, a soft smile touching his silver place. "Vhat beautiful music it makes!" he says. "Not zhe same as home, but gorgeous and new. It's been so long since I've heard zhe crystals sing..." He turns back to look at Starlock, clearly pleased. "I might even reconsider leaving. It's just... I don't see zhat I have a place here," he says, smile dimming. "Zhis is a place for peace and harmony. Zhat... hasn't described me in a long time."
Starlock gives a soft smile and looks out. "I dunno about that, see.. this place will need protectors.. Dunno if you heard, but I had to fend off two of Cryotek's goons from destroying some of the new Crystals already." Starlock says leaning back.
"Protectors, hmm?" Crosswise asks, rolling the idea thoughtfully across his vocalizer. "I'm not much for staying in von place for long," he says. "I vas zhinking of returning to Earth, to hunt zhe monsters who have recently emerged. Or possibly hanging my shingle in Crystal City, to try to find vork. A city guard? Zhat... doesn't not seem like it vould hold my interest, I'm afraid. Zhere is no guild here, like old Harmonex. No vay to connect vizh ozhers."
Starlock shrugs. "Ahhh, I was more meaning rebuilding, specially since one of the remaining Music Guild members appeared and is looking to rebuild that guild... Designing a guild house for 'em now." She'd smile with a wink.
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Moving into position along Nova Cronun route."
- <<Autobot>> City Commander Ultra Magnus says, "keep an optic out for trouble."
- <<Autobot>> Dawnfire says, "Right behind you. Why do I have a bad feeling about this?"
- <<Autobot>> Dust Devil says, "don't look in a mirror Hot Rod..."
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Dawnfire, never use that expression, it never ends well."
- <<Autobot>> Optimus Prime says, "Keep us posted. Magnus, you and I, a talk. Soon."
- <<Autobot>> Starlock says, "Listen to him, that phrase is practically his existence."
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Uh, Starlock, can you keep the medbay ready with some decontamination equipment onhand?"
- <<Autobot>> Starlock says, "Waay a head of you."
- <<Autobot>> Dust Devil says, "And glue....lots of glue.."
- <<Autobot>> Dawnfire says, "I want to get all the jinxes out before we actually get started."
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Fair."
- <<Autobot>> City Commander Ultra Magnus says, "I am available anytime. Also, if you need backup let me know."
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Well, now's a good time!"
Crosswise chuckles. "I could try to rebuild zhe Hantāzu Girudo, but I'm not sure how much fun a guild of von might be," he smirks. "Maybe if more return, I can see about organizing somezhing."
- <<Autobot>> City Commander Ultra Magnus says, "on my way"
Starlock smiles. "Its a thought, you are the only one around at the moment who knows their rules, ideals, code and the like.. Be a shame to loose that bit of history and culture in the mess of what we've lost already." She says, leaning on her knee.
A wise grin climbs the side of Crosswise's silver face, and he shakes his head. "You dirty manipulator," he says affectionately. "Using guilt against me, eh?" He chuckles again. "Maybe I vill stay here after all and help you rebuild. Not full time mind you - I still need to return to Earth and recover my ship, but... maybe I vill not join the Mercenaries after all. Especially if zheir leader is threatening zhe very city you're trying to recreate."
- <<Autobot>> Dust Devil says, "Huh.....what the slag?"
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "We're clearing mines near Nova Cronum. And.. What did he do this time?"
- <<Autobot>> Optimus Prime says, "I don't think I've seen a report concering Slag recently. What's wrong, Dust Devil?"
Starlock sticks her tongue out playfully. "One does not get where I am by simply being nice." She says with a smile. "I'd appreciate it.... I maybe small and have a lot of fire stored in me, but I /am/ just a medic with little heavy alterity... If anyone else bigger comes about, I likely wont win by struggle alone." She'd admit. "...Part-time, or Full-time, doesn't matter, its.. something I am grateful for."
- <<Autobot>> Dust Devil says, "Uh this is me leaving a note cause Jazz told me to. Gonna be outta com range. Hot Rod don't die, I don't want ta train another target fer people ta go after."
- <<Autobot>> Optimus Prime says, "Dust Devil, a private explanation if you would."
Crosswise nods, and casually draws his crossbow for effect, checking it carefully but not actually loading a bolt. "Da," he says. "Vell, if somevon tries anyzhing vhile I am here... you can trust it may be the last zhing zhey do. Zhou are talking to somevon who hunts sparkeaters for fun. I zhink I can help you handle some goons who don't know better yet zhat New Harmonex is off-limits to zhem," he smiles.
Starlock chuckles. "Agreed, I maay have given them a bit of a run for their shanix, but I still.. can't go fighting like that." She'd laugh weakly, rubbing at her helm where she'd been hit with the crowbar. "...Still, thank you so much." She says, giving a light bow after she raises from the bench.
"It is my pleasure," Crosswise replies, returning the vow. "After all, it is you who rescued me from my icy grave and repaired me. I vill make my home here, and zhis is vhere I vill set up shop vhen I am not out hunting bounties and monsters." He chuckles. "Vill zhere be a spaceport? I hope to recover zhe Atlantis and vhatever spark cores remain in stasis pod containers on my ship on Earth," he explains.
"Yes." Starlock says as she gets up her plans for the city, and, specifically, the ones for a space port. "Since this is largely a trading city, It was one of the first things I planned." She explains.
Crosswise nods. "Aia este buna," he says, in old Harmonexian. "Good for me to find vork as vell." He smiles. "I enjoy my own little pro bono hunts, but zhey don't provide me with fuel to fly and live, dreapta?" he laughs. Looking around the city again, he asks, "If I vas to try to recreate zhe guild here, vhere vould I settle?"
Starlock chuckles. "Its good to have a home, and a base of operations." Starlock smiles. "The north is where most residential places are, but for a guild? The Crescendo District is the place I've marked out for things like that.. There will be other guild houses, but nothing wrong with getting first pick~ Also will need to explain what you'll need." Starlock explains.
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Backblast, question."
- <<Autobot>> Para-Droppable PITA Backblast says, "Sup?"
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Are the fissionables in these safe enough if we disarm the detonators to use to make cubes from?"
- <<Autobot>> Para-Droppable PITA Backblast says, "Probably."
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Just sure the Cons would love the irony of them giving us some -very- potent energon to use."
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "At least to shove in their faces."
Crosswise considers. "A small place at first, for now. A place to meet, to plan, to negotiate, and to train. Nothing as elaborate as zhe old guild house - all our monstrous souvenirs have long since been destroyed. Alzhough maybe I can start bringing back trophies from new hunts," he muses with a smile.
Starlock grins. "Easy enough to do, I'll add it to my plans." She says with a nod and open a new canvas on her datapad. "..Got a name for it?" She'd ask with a raised ridge. "I miight also add a shuttle-bay for your ship, just for storage."
"The Hantazu Girudo?" Crosswise suggests. "For old time's sake? Or simply zhe Hunter's Guild if it vill make it plainer? Again, I don't need anything fancy - especially if for a vhile it'll just be me und my veapons," he chuckles. "I'll have to go kill some zhings to fill zhe space." He frowns. "And maybe a spark storage system for captured bounties," he muses aloud.
Starlock chuckles. "Probably hunters guild, I can see so many people butchering the name as of now." She'd say with a shake of her helm. "Oh yeah.. Before I forget, Tyrest is setting up a office here, so, maybe can turn those in to him." She'd point out.
- <<Autobot>> Hot Rod says, "Think we've swept through this area on the grid map."
Crosswise nods slowly, seeing the wisdom and opportunity in Starlock's words. "Maybe zhis can become a place to settle inter-factional legal disputes," he wonders. "Like varcrimes trails... not zhat zhe Decepticons vill recognize zhe authority of anyzhing decided here or anyplace else," he frowns.
"Its a start.. That was also Tyrest's goal in setting up here since it's a neutral city." Starlock says and takes a vent. "It's gonna piss 'em off but, if we're to get anywhere, we need to start." She nods.
"Vell, if zhey get deranjat and vish to cause problems," Crosswise says,... and then just pats his crossbow meaningfully. "Zhey vill really vish zhey hadn't." Crosswise chuckles confidently, perhaps liking the idea of being the city's protector more than he wants to let on. "Vhat vere Cryotek's goons after, anyvay? Shanix?" he asks.
Starlock shrugs. "Frag if I know, I can only assume Cryotek's pissed I rejected his help in rebuilding the city, since, ya' know, I don't exactly want the city or myself to owe a crime-boss anything, that and I rather the city be one for the /right/ thing and not corruption." Starlock huffs.
"...That and I kiinda kicked their afts once before for trying to shake down Rodion Hospital for drugs."
Crosswise chuckles. "You are qvite zhe scuipa foc for a medic, Nu? So much for Harmonex's reputation as a city of fragile snowflakes," he laughs. "Maybe togezher ve can demonstrate zhat 'harmony' does not signify 'veakness.' Zhat ve are villing to fight for our believes and protect vhat is ours."
Starlock snorts. "Anything, me being a field medic should be a /warning/ to them." She grins. "Means I go onto active fields to pull patients out, and sometimes, that means having to fight those trying to kill them, thinking they'll be easy targets... So, means I need to protect 'em and fight back even more." She'd huff a bit proudly.
"I can get behind that.."
Crosswise grins approvingly. "Da," he says with a crisp nod. "Perhaps zhis is a place for me after all," he smiles.
Starlock smiles. "Glad to hear it Crosswise.. and as you know, I'm more then happy to have ya'." She'd grin.