Transformers Universe MUX

Log Title: Con Chatter


Location: Ibex Sector - Northern Hemisphere - Cybertron

Date: December 21, 2020

TP: Lost in Space TP

Summary: Something bad happens in Ky-Alexia.

As logged by Valour - Monday, December 21, 2020, 5:41 PM

Ibex Sector - Northern Hemisphere - Cybertron

       A ruined sector of Cybertron.


Banshee continues "Taking a life is not something you should relish. Primus unt zer Thirteen know ve both haff far too many in our own ranks who do. It should alvays be a duty zat you do solemnly." She nods to Cerebros. "I know. I understand. You are being vise, young Cerebros."

Deathsaurus laughs "I like your spark. Lets do it then." he says. "If you can convince your friend..."

Cerebros looks at Deathsaurus and gives a 'pleading' gesture with his hands. "Please...please...I'm begging you..."

Dust Devil sighs and transforms. He falls until he catches himself with a forcefield which doesn't do much except cushion him before dumping him pretty much on his head on the ground. "SLAGGIT." He picks himself up from the ground and folds his armd and glares. "I WOULD AND that Arena is not neutral territory! And I can add a few more multisyllabic names ta that list! You WILL stand down."

Plasma Rifle can be heard muttering, "I swear on all that is holy and Primus himself if I have to get involved..."

Banshee sniffs "Ja, do it in zer Valvolux Arena. Vhere it does not haff to be to zer death."

Deathsaurus shrugs "Valvolux is fine with me. Im surprised you agreed to Polyhex in the first place."

Banshee laughs at a sensation she gets. "I do not sink zere is an arena big enough for you." She says, softly - probably talking to Trypticon.

Fortress Maximus mutters/seeths to Dust Devil. "But he is...TAUNTING me!"

Dust Devil says, "So call him four eyes back! or that his wings are Ugly. Ya don't have ta stoop ta his level if you don't want!"

Deathsaurus hasnt gone into any sort of attack form or approached the Autobots. The large dragon wraps his wings around himself, waiting on decisions to be made. "Or.. here's an idea..." he says. "We can just go back to what we're doing. I'll make myself scarce and you can continue your tests or what not."

Fortress Maximus grunts. "Fine...agreed, Dust Devil. Your judgment is sound." He calls out to Deathsaurus. "Deathsaurus - return to whatever slag pit you came out of, and make preparations for your extermination - it is coming soon!"

Hot Rod would just glance over at Fortress Maximus, "Well, f there's no arena big enough for you to go at it.. Why don't you two go ahead and play a game? I'm sure we can rig up a proper simulator.."

Banshee facepalms at the extermination comment. "Mein gott..."

Fortress Maximus calls to Dust Devil. "Was that a good taunt?"

Deathsaurus finds this amusing. The dragon holds up three fingers in a cybertronian equivilant to the bird at Fortress Maximus, looking to him to see what the taunt will be back.

Banshee looks over at Hot Rod "Hm? Oh, I vos talking to Trypticon."

Plasma Rifle quiets again, letting this play out, still somewhat rattled from the shout and all the lovely code.

Dust Devil facepalms, "I'm severely limitin the cheesy adventure films yer allowed ta see from now on." He sighs. "How about we don't threaten people in neutral territory at all Fortress Maximus? And you discuss battles to the death with Optimus Prime and Prowl and Ultra Magnus?"

Cerebros nods. He walks toward Deathsaurus and shakes his head. "I will not take part of this destruction..." He shakes his head. "I will not enable Fortress Maximus to transform. I will not be party of the violence you so seem to crave."

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "Im half tempted to teach him new insults hahaah."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "This is going to be very odd to report."

Dust Devil says, "I should not be the voice of logic here!!"

Hot Rod would go to maintain his robot mode, "Oh." Then he would glance over at Banshee, "And what did he say on this?" It's a weird sort of thing. Dust Devil is right, Banshee may be sort of agreeing with them..

Fortress Maximus scoffs at Cerebros "Coward..." He broadcasts to Deathsaurus. "Rejoice, Deathsaurus. It looks like you will live to see another day."

Deathsaurus chuckles. "Alright then." He says, as he turns to go "When your handlers give you permission a good fight would be good for both of us."

Cerebros passes Banshee and bows his head. "Forgive us...this was...most ... unexpected."

Fortress Maximus says angrily at Deathsaurus "Or you can always find me."

Ghost sends a radio transmission.

Banshee sighs and shakes her head "You are more bloodthirsty zan some Decepticons, Fortress Maximus." She says, starting to pace back and forth between the Kaiju and Fort Max. "Listen to yourself. You're starting to sound like you should be on MY side." She looks to Cerebros, with a shake of her head "You yourself said it, he is young. When you are young impulses run strong.But zis needs to be a teaching experience."

Fortress Maximus sends a radio transmission.

Deathsaurus chuckles. "Anytime, anywhere big guy. I suppose that means its official now. The Autobots and Destrons are at war. I will let my people know."

Dust Devil folds his arms and glares at Deathsaurus, "Don't encourage him...." He turns back to Fortress Maximus. "And as fer you! Ya don't call Cerebros a coward." He makes a face and walks over to Fort max and gives him a kick. Not enough to damage anything or anyone...just enough to emphasize the point. "And stop goading Deathsaurus! Yer lucky he's more mature than you!"

Dust Devil says, "Or WAS more mature until he said that."

Ghost sends a radio transmission.

Cerebros shakes his head adamantly to Banshee, ignoring Fort Max's taunt. "! We are NOT bloodthirsty! I..." He bows his head. "I...on the Matrix...when he is transformed...he is NOT like this...this is just...our separate a whole...No, Banshee. I promise, we are NOT lustful for energon to be spilled!"

Hot Rod would glance over at Dus Devil, and give a nod, "You're figuring hings out, Fortress Maximus. But.. Listen to Spike. Listen to Cerebros. THe three of you -work- together. You area Titan. But the two of them have wisdom to share as well."

Fortress Maximus sends a radio transmission.

Cerebros gives a momentary look of worry at Hot Rod at the mention of Spike. Does Deathy know about a human's involvement in all of this?

<<Decepticon>> Ghost drawls, "Really, Deathsaurus, this is going to be the domino in your whole 'we're offically at war with the Autobots?' I mean, please. Even I can tell that this is as flimsy as a promise from .. well any number of Decepticons.

Cerebros gives a quick head-shake to Hot Rod at the mention of 'Spike' (but honestly, the roboCat is prolly out of the bag on that one :) )

Ghost sends a radio transmission.

Banshee nods to Cerebros "YOU are not. He is not." She points at Dust Devil. "He is. At least, he is right now. As a kinder it... it happens. As adults, ve do not remember zer depth of feeling zat comes ven our minds and zer connections to our sparks are still forming. Zer bloodthirstiness vill fade vith his anger, unt he'll feel like scheiß in a few hours. You can use zis as a teaching experience, ja?" She clears her throat at Hot Rod's comment. "Neo-Titan is zer terminology ve are using, to differentiate him from Metroplex unt Trypticon."

Fortress Maximus sends a radio transmission.

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "well we are looking for a chance..."

Banshee adds "It feels politer zan Pseudo-Titan unt Quasi-Titan."

Dust Devil . o 0 ( or infantitan )

Ghost sends a radio transmission.

Banshee seems to have totally missed 'Spike' in all that.

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "perhaps its just been a while sicne Ive destroyed something."

Plasma Rifle makes a tiny ex-vent, as if simply cycling through something like any good on-line weapon might.. Well, she snorts really, but being a rifle has it's perks in masking such a thing.

Cerebros looks at Banshee and practically pleads "Can we please meet again? When...things have...ebbed?" Cerebros nods. "He will be transformed...we will right this wrong."

Hot Rod would take a breath, "IT's fine Cerebros. You did fine. Max.. Take this as a learning experience."

Banshee fixes her gaze on Fortress Maximus. "You are young, ja? Haff you ever taken a life? Any life? I do not sink so. Do you know how it affects someone? Listen to Cerebros. Listen to Dust Devil. Zey are both older, wiser zan you. And sadly I suspect zey haff both taken zeir share of lives in zis var. Do not be so quick to throw away zer innocence of youth, Fortress Maximus. It is somesing you can not get back." She looks to Cerebros. "Ja, of course."

Dust Devil is frustrated as he glares at Deathsaurus, "How about we skip the declarations of war until you have them with higher rankin bots and not someone who is being a bit cranky, Or perhaps after ya talk with Esmeral. I'd hate fer her not ta complete her shoppin." He sighs and looks at Fort, "As fer you! WHy don't you go over the reasons for the last....10 earth wars and last 30 cybertronian wars.....and think about stuff!"

Banshee may or may not have been about to slip into a thousand-yard stare when Cerebros snapped her out of it.

Fortress Maximus says sheepishly "Yes, Dust Devil."

Dust Devil turns on Cerebros, "YOU....will look up the ways peace was achieved in those same circumstances and also think of how war could have been avoided...You'll work together?:"

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Well. That wasw a lovely view of all the pretty code."

Cerebros nods to Dust Devil. "Yes...yes...absolutely..." He pauses and mutters "Thank you..." not wanting to say more in fear that Dusty will slag him off.

Hot Rod would jus smile, "Work with everyone. Listen to Dust Devil, to Cerebros, to Spike. You all have to learn together."

Deathsaurus nods "Very well I should discuss this with my council." he has a council? Weird. "I didnt start this." he says, turning to head out. "But I'll finish it."

Banshee mutters to Ghost, "... insists... beating himself... his... vay..."

Dust Devil turns and hits his head on the nearest wall of Fort Max.

As Fortress Maximus seems to be going quiet now and ruminating, Hot Rod goes over to approach Dsut Devil, "It could be worse. I mean, it could be /me/."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Patroling along Ky-Alexia perimeter. Exchanging identification tags with Illarion, Commander Dominicons surveying along neutral shore of Mithril Sea."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Unknown attackers at Ky-Alexia seabase!"

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "Im in the area. Shall I come and defend?"

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "or do you have this?"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Warning! Seacons!"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Requesting reinforcements!"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, ".....Can I hitch a ride, Deathsaurus? *coughs*"

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Adjusting Trypticon's orbit... if you need heavy support ve vill be over your position in two hours"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "At least two Seacons present and they're in the interior of the fortress. They bypassed teh defenses. And I doubt that it's only two"

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "of course."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Got Snaptrap here too."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "I think he didn't like that!"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "WHAT THE SLAG WAS THAT!? WHAT IN THE NAME OF PRIMUS!?"

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "I'll get it from him. dont worry. he cant defeat me"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "I'm going to shoot it off of him."

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "did he just try to send me to the pit?"

<<Decepticon>> Razorclaw says, "... What dumpster fire did you three start this time?"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Seacons attacking Ky-Alexia fortress. Snaptrap just pulled /something/ weird out of his chest and it tried to.. Devour Deathsaurus."

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "the seacons have some sort of...portal making weapon. Im going to try to get it from him"

<<Decepticon>> Razorclaw says, "That is... problematic, yes."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "What's.. The Dark Spark?"

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "NO!"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "DEATHSAURUS!"

<<Decepticon>> Floodlight pipes up. "According to legend, the Dark Spark is a powerful relic that was said to be the equal but opposite force to the Matrix of Leadership. Is... is that what the Seacons have?"

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "get it from them get it fro...."

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus disconnects

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "It just devoured Deathsaurus! It just devoured Deathsaurus!"

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Did we get video?"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast Is gibberishly uploading video of Snaptrap unleashing some sort of -portal- from a device that sucked in Deathsaurus like a black hole as he would vanish.

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Vot zer..."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "I'm sorry ve can't get zere any faster... orbital mechanics..."

<<Decepticon>> Razorclaw says, "If a rogue force like the Seacons have found such a relic...."

<<Decepticon>> Razorclaw says, "Thunderblast, get ahold of yourself and behave like a proper Decepticon!"

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Right. Anyone else from command paying attention or does the spook squad need to get involved?"

<<Decepticon>> Razorclaw says, "The video intel confirming the happenings is appreciated though."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Thunderblast, the intel is worth more right now than the outpost. If these.. seaswans or whatever have some sort of destron-eating thing, we need to get all the scans on it we can and stat."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Anyone else on the ground or in the area that can add more depth to the panic we've got going?"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "... Yes Sir, Ma'am. Doing my best."

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle says, "sorry ma'am, I am no where near the area...would happily show up otherwise... *deliberately masking signal location*"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "Swindle, get your aft over here and get ME out of...*cough* I mean, get your aft over here."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "If you need an extraction, I'm in Ibex and can loop over."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "UPloading sensor data. <<Visuals and Auditory>>"

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle sighs the heavy long-suffering sigh of a sibling. "...oh, wow, lookit this, turns out I AM in the area..lucky me! En Route."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "...should I play somesing rousink, or bugle zer retreat?"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "There's me and Blast Off present and help beyond extraction is limited to Swindle."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Varning. Varning. High-power broadcast in five... four... three... two... one..."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Sound the retreat, Banshee."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee turns up the gain on Trypticon's transmitter. "Deathsaurus, comm check."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Confirm. Soundink retreat."

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "<No response>"

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Deathsaurus I'm so sorry I'm so sorry"

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee turns the transmit gain back to more 'normal' levels after the comm check.

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle says, "Blast Off, you better not be doing something stupid or so help me Primus, I'm applying to change Bruticus's name to "Lefty""

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee begins to bugle (or pipe?) the retreat on Die Stadtorgel. Somehow, she makes it sound slightly triumphant, as if to imply the retreat is temporary, and that they will return.

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee repeats the repeat a few times. "Zere vill be another high-gain transmission in five, four, three, two, one..."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee transmits another very high-gain "Emperor Deathsaurus, Trypticon... comm check."

<<Decepticon>> Deathsaurus says, "<Static>"

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Des, come in bitte..."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral says, "... Why are you looking for my husband?"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "..."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "HE.. He's gone. HE was.. Eaten. By the.. Dark Spark? He's.. There's.. It swallowed him. Some sort of portal."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "I tried to stop him."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "High-gain transmission varning."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Emperor Dezsaurus, this is Trypticon, comm check."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral sounds groggy, the sort of medic-induced groggy of things from 'the good cabinet'. "What.. do you mean.. he's -gone-? He was just he.. wait.. He was just. I was out for how long this.. Where.. is my Deszarus?"

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Unknown at zis time."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "I am sorry."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "It was Snaptrap, Esmeral. Snaptrap."

<<Decepticon>> Ravage says, "Floodlight, a request."

<<Decepticon>> Ravage says, "Can you take up all data on the Dark Spark from archives and forward it to Intelligence?"

<<Decepticon>> Floodlight replies, "It's mostly legend, but I will compile every bit of data I can find!"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "Didn't look much like a legend, looked rather real from here."

<<Decepticon>> Ravage says, "Appreciated."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Thank you Floodlight. Thunderblast, if you would kindlyturn over a copy of all of the scans and anything you got turned over to Shockwave and his team for analysis. Whatever was used, we need an analysis."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Zer problem mit legends is zat zere is usually a grain of truth in zem."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "... Will do Ma'am."

<<Decepticon>> Ravage says, "... Far, far too often. Thank you Floodlight."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "I vill keep transmitting. Trypticon? Listen hard."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral is ragey-groggy, "Offering an additional boost from Darkmount and Arbiter if that'll boost. And someone get this (censored) equipment out of my (---), I've got my emperor to find."

<<Decepticon>> Ravage says, "Speaking purely for myself, Madame, I will offer all aid that can be done in the matter."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Danke. Every little helps... in theory, if I can get vun more link-point on zer other side of zer planet to Darkmount, I can simulate an antenna zer size of Cybertron... a trick I learnt from Earth."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Sending connection request now, Empress."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "I can fire up the small array in Praxus."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "We're attempting to capture now. My shot hit, of course."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Danke. Any other long-range receivers zat can be lent vill help. If he is transmitting within... hmm... a few light-years, ve vill hear him."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Zer more antennae ve can get, zer harder Trypticon can listen."

<<Decepticon>> Transport Commander Astrotrain says, "I gueeeees I can put myself into orbit and see if it will help spread the signal farther."

<<Decepticon>> Transport Commander Astrotrain says, "I ain't no comm officer but I can get farther from the planetary orbit than the big dino, patch through my array and it will give you something to reach out and touch someone with."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "....Ja. Zer further avay you can get, zer larger zer antenna Trypticon can simulate."

<<Decepticon>> Ravage says, "I will make requests as soon as Soundwave is available for him to coordinate"

<<Decepticon>> Comm Guy Soundwave says, "coordinating."

<<Decepticon>> Transport Commander Astrotrain says, "I'm as far out as I can get without burning the FTL, and we may need that to go get his chonky dragon aft."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Danke. Connecting... OK connected. Soundvave, danke..."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "If I could just... fly."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Thank you Soundwave."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "FRAG."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Seacons have disengaged."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "No signs of them on the battlefield."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Empress? Ve are doing our best. Might I suggest zat some... localized destruction vould be preferrable? Zese Seacons haff been a thorn in our side for years. I for vun vould not object to zem vanishing entirely."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral remarks, tone crisp and seething, "I can target a section of a planet as easily as the core, my dear. I want my Deszarus back."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Sehr gut. So do ve. He has been a good friend to Trypticon."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral says, "He's -MINE-."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Okay... ve haff... effective antenna vidth is now 3.5 times zer diameter of Cybertron, danke Astrotrain. If he is broadcasting, I promise, Trypticon vill hear him."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Sending the sync for the Aerie's comm relay now, Banshee. Soundwave, please coordinate for maximun penitation and range with the asembled array points."

<<Decepticon>> Comm Guy Soundwave says, "Confirmed."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Danke Ghost... if you are on Cybertron you'll be adding to our signal fidelity. It'll help him sort signals quicker."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Uh.. Goth is here. I.. Don't know him but he wants to help."

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "While appreciated, he is marked dar'decepticon by Megatron. We can't officially allow him. to.. well. anything really. He's labeled traitor."

<<Decepticon>> Transport Commander Astrotrain says, "I don't think those walking sushi platters realize just who they've pissed off this time."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "He's NOT a traitor. Let him help."

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle says, "Blast Off! ix-nay on the iding-say with aitors-tray, heh?!"

<<Decepticon>> Ghost says, "Blast Off, -I- have not the authority to go against my -lords- orders. Do you feel up to that challenge?"

<<Decepticon>> Transport Commander Astrotrain says, "Holding far orbit here. Gonna go idle running to keep power focused to my arrays."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "I... uh. No. I just meant... he wants Deathsaurus back like us, he's more of an.... oh, never mind. You all... do you."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Uh.. Blast Off,you have a lot of data from your scanning array right? The one you use for deep space flying and FTL?"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "....And I am TOTALLY not a traitor or anything remotely like it. *cough* Just so we're clear."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "That might really be super useful as you'll be the only one who has anything -useful- from the fight."

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "Since my scanning pods are purely for aquatic operations and I'll have limited ivsual data. So you'll probably have gotten a lot more useful data than I would have. So like.. why don't you go -back- to base so you can properly upload it and have it analysed?"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off grumbles at Thunderblast

<<Decepticon>> Thunderblast says, "And since you still have the damage from Seawing shooting back at you you'll not really be able to go up and fly anytime soon now will you? S o you can work at spreading the data around to other installations so they can help."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "...."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Blast Off. You haff been told a vay to be helpful unt productive. Mech up unt get to vork, vill you?"

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off sounds cold. "I'm already on it."

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle says, "Blast Off, you need help with that data? I've got some spare processing power I can lend you."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "Yes, Swindle."

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle says, "You got it."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Danke, Blast Off. Sorry if I sound short. Zis is... stressful."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "It is... understandable."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral chuckles, "You do realize that I'm not a fool? Half of that verbal garbage is to see what I can stir up."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral says, "I've the part to play here."

<<Decepticon>> Fräulein Banshee says, "Ja, fair. It's not really helping though, if I'm honest."

<<Decepticon>> Combaticon Swindle says, "Blast Off, I'm coming with you. Somebody's gotta keep you from going full rotor..."

<<Decepticon>> Esmeral says, "Honesty is a refreshingly limited drink."

<<Decepticon>> Blast Off says, "I would NEVER go full rotor."