Who: Drift, Perceptor and the marvelous Captain Marvelous and also Wing
What: Wing-searching and also trying to end the ghost-vasion
Where: The abandoned cave complex
When: backdated to yesterday
Warnings: How could anything with this group POSSIBLY go wrong?
It was a much more somber trip this time, and their path was straighter. Last time Drift had come out here, the party had just been exploring, trying to expand their knowledge of their new home. This time, he has to stop himself from trying to rush everyone there at once, anxious and afraid at what they might find.
It's still hard to see, and only someone who'd been here before could probably spot it, the darker shadow among the other shadows of the cliff face, leading into the cave complex. He transforms, reaching for Overclock's old datapad. He's brought the book of clippings from Alpha Trion's library, too, just in case, but he has no idea why.
"Well. Here we are."
Skids and YOU!What:
Sparkeater Skids is roaming the Haven, looking for delicious robots whose souls he can eat.Where:
For a few days before and after this post.Notes:Skids is a Sparkeater, and as such is ravenous for the life energy that powers Cybertronians. Most robots that aren't Cybertronian are safe, but if you think your robot has anything close to a spark I'm more than willing to fudge it and have him try to give it a bite.
How does this work?
In canon, the humanoid sparkeater seems to have some method of coaxing a transformer's processor out of their head, which effectively locks them up and releases their spark, so to speak. He then eats it. However, there are other sparkeating turbofoxes which don't have so complicated a ritual and seem to be capable of just getting a spark chamber open and giving it a nom. I'm cool with whatever, so if you'd like your character to go through some spark-chewing trauma but survive intact, just note that when you post!
Skids is still Skids, just species swapped. Therefore, it still looks like him but with a lot more rust, randomly missing panels, and tentacles. Glorious, H.R. Giger tentacles. He's still himself in there, so if you're organic it will be possible to talk to him and even reason with him. If you've got a spark, though, his hunger will overpower his reason and he'll go after it. However, unless you note that you want your spark chewed (or eaten! I'm game for some good old death) then I'll let your character find a way to escape unscathed, possibly via comedic pratfall.
Questions? Just ask on plurk or send me a PM~
~~~( He's on the Prowl. No, not THAT Prowl. )
Who: Drift, Barricade, Vandal, Wing and First Aid (anyone else want in on this poke me via PM?)
When: Day or so after the dance (so there may be hangovers to start?)
Where: Wildernessy waste places.
Warnings: added as needed
((OOC: I'm going to create three placeholder sub-comments below--first night's camp, random encounters, and the ruined village. Feel free to start your own threads under each or add your own categories, and tag around--I think that'd be easier than doing a long rotation.))
Drift certainly hasn't felt like he's been doing his part. It felt good to fight again, good to do something to help defend. But the battle was over and he was feeling that old emptiness gnawing at him--in a world at peace, what good was a warrior?
A warrior could still explore. A warrior could protect himself, move without fear. And, maybe, notice things that could be useful.
He rolls the tension out of his shoulders as the little party all shows up. "Ready?"
Who: Drift and First Aid
What: Unsurprisingly someone got his stupid aft injured fighting the terrorpedes.
Where: field medic field?
When: after the battle.
Warnings: Drift's still an idiot: First Aid may get poofy at him again.
All right. Okay. Fine. Even Drift could--occasionally--admit he was actually a little on the need-of-repairs side of the line. He's only doing this though, because he had plans for later. Big plans. Plans which he did NOT want interrupted or curtailed by nagging.
So he rolled over--a bit limpily on one flattened tire--to where First Aid has set up shop. He'd gotten some bug gut goo all over him, a few bites, and a crushed wrist, but hey, it's all in a day's fun.
He pushed up to his bipedal mode, trying to hide the wince. "Hey. Uh. You busy?"
WHERE: The Atrium, Haven's Hub.
WHEN: Today! The dance will go on from the late afternoon until the early hours of the morning.
WHAT: Have your top hat and cane? This is a formal ball. The origination is a drunken Vandal and battle-worn Saber.
WARNINGS: Could be anything from bar fights to drunken swearing to people tripping over their own feet or people making out in a corner.( Details inside! Please read! )
SHORTCUTS TO THE SUB-FORUMS:
- Tags:!open, brave police: j-decker | kagerou, brave police: j-decker | mccrane, kingdom hearts | ventus, legend of dragoon | rose, tf: animated | blurr, tf: beast wars | blackarachnia, tf: classics | cliffjumper (crau), tf: classics | elita one, tf: dreamwave | jetfire (crau), tf: dreamwave | starscream (crau), tf: g1 | skyfire, tf: g1 | thundercracker, tf: idw | drift, tf: idw | ironhide, tf: idw | rung, tf: idw | skids, tf: idw | wing, tf: prime | arcee, tf: prime | bulkhead, tf: prime | dead end (occ), tf: prime | knock out, tf: shattered glass | ravage, ✘ 9 | 4, ✘ ace attorney | kay faraday, ✘ brave police: j-decker | power joe, ✘ brigadoon | melan blue, ✘ cyborg 009 | albert heinrich, ✘ dead space | vandal, ✘ fate/stay night | arturia pendragon, ✘ ghost trick | sissel, ✘ mass effect | commander shepard, ✘ mass effect | garrus vakarian, ✘ mass effect | urdnot wrex, ✘ naruto | hinata hyuga, ✘ persona 4 | teddie, ✘ star trek (2009) | leonard mccoy, ✘ tf: animated | cheetor, ✘ tf: bayverse | barricade (crau), ✘ tf: bayverse | mirage, ✘ tf: bayverse | sideswipe, ✘ tf: beast wars | quickstrike, ✘ tf: fall of cybertron | perceptor, ✘ tf: g1 | frenzy, ✘ tf: idw | ambulon, ✘ tf: idw | optimus prime (crau), ✘ tf: idw | whirl, ✘ tf: prime | shockwave, ✘ tf: prime | smokescreen, ✘ tf: prime | vehicon/fracas (occ), ✘ tf: prime | wheeljack
Who: Drift and Vandal and Wing if he wants to?
What: After a busy day of monster killing, the conquering hero returns to his damsel in bug-phobic distress
Where: Solus's. Sorry about the floor.
Warnings: none likely except weeaboo and derp and terrible, terrible lines
It hadn't gone quite as expected, but then again, battle never did. That was part of what made it interesting. Still, it had been good to get out and do something: Drift felt so useless in peacetime, and sparring could only take the edge off so much. He isn't quite comfortable with the fact that he needs it, to fight, to kill, but right now, when it's been put to good purpose--saving the Haven, he pushes those darker thoughts aside, rolling into Solus's temple at top speed.
He looks a little worse for wear, but, well, you know. Maybe chicks dig battle scars. Or maybe he just wants her to use a dent puller on him.
"Vandal?" He pushes up to his bot mode, leaving sticky smeary terrorpede fluid footprints in a messy trail. "It's safe to come out now."
Megatronus & the Badlands volunteersWHERE:
At the edge of Haven, then onwards to the center of the Badlands offshoot.WHEN:
Now that they have their assault team, it's time to put an end to the recent influx of monsters.WARNINGS:
Violence against robotic centipedes.( Taking the refugees for their walkies )
- Tags:!npc | megatronus prime, !open, legend of dragoon | rose, tf: beast wars | blackarachnia, tf: classics | cliffjumper (crau), tf: classics | elita one, tf: dreamwave | jetfire (crau), tf: g1 | thundercracker, tf: idw | drift, tf: idw | wing, ✘ brigadoon | melan blue, ✘ fate/stay night | arturia pendragon, ✘ generator rex | rex salazar, ✘ ghost trick | sissel, ✘ naruto | hinata hyuga, ✘ super sentai: ksg | captain marvelous, ✘ tf: animated | blitzwing, ✘ tf: fall of cybertron | grimlock, ✘ tf: idw | optimus prime (crau)
Megatronus Prime and anyone volunteering to come along on his monster killin' Badlands expedition.WHERE:
The arena in Megatronus' sector.WHEN:
Wednesday through early Saturday.WHAT:
After putting out a call for volunteers to come out to the Badlands with him and cure their monster problem once and for all, Megatronus waits for interested parties to show. Those brave enough to make an appearance will be given a bonus power for the next week or so.WARNINGS:
The potential for graphic violence exists beyond the cut.( Just because he asked for your help doesn't mean he needs it. )
- Tags:!npc | megatronus prime, !open, legend of dragoon | rose, mega man zero | fairy leviathan, tf: animated | blurr, tf: beast wars | blackarachnia, tf: dreamwave | starscream (crau), tf: g1 | thundercracker, tf: idw | drift, tf: idw | wing, ✘ brigadoon | melan blue, ✘ fate/stay night | arturia pendragon, ✘ generator rex | rex salazar, ✘ mass effect | urdnot wrex, ✘ super sentai: ksg | captain marvelous, ✘ tf: animated | blitzwing, ✘ tf: g1 | frenzy, ✘ tf: idw | tarn, ✘ tf: kiss players | shaoshao li
Who: Drift and open
Where Outside Vector's place
Warnings Damage to harmless innocent geology and if you look slantwise, suicidal tendencies maybe?
It's morning--or what passes for it here. And there's a sharp, ringing sound, of metal on stone, and then another. They keep coming, sometimes a quick flurry, sometimes one, or two at a time, like the blows are calculated.
Drift's standing in a rough circle, blades drawn, in a loose version of an old Decepticon training ring. On the main vectors of the circle, at the perimeter stand rough pillars of stone: crystal and schist, nodules of manganese and pyrite.
Fool's gold. It's fitting.
There are sparks, as the metal of Drift's blades strike flint in the sedimentary stones, or larger sparks, as he slices into the strange quartz of this place. His style isn't like Wing's--Wing's bladework is elegant, almost dancer-like: Drift's is sharp and explosive, honed less on a pretty, underground practice floor than in the thick of combat.
He's fighting something here. Not enemies, but himself.
After a moment, he throws the two short blades aside, their blades ringing on the stone, and draws the Great Sword. There's a blaze of light, like sunlight or flame, from the golden gem in its hilt, and bright energy skitters down the blade, filling the glyphs like liquid light, as he moves to attack one of the mindless chunks of stone again, his face set and resolute.