CAU TFW Adventures

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  1. Crystine

    Crystine Well-Known Member

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    Hello transfans, fellow board members and guests, everywhere. Welcome to the Cybertron Alliance Universe Adventures. This thread will be for an open fic, similar to a text based RPG, but a lot simpler and with no points and such. It is purely for fun, for creativity, and as a demonstration of what the Cybertron Alliance Universe is all about. The end aim is to have compiled a completed TF fanfic based on this thread. Anyone willing to give this a try may join, but if you are not sure, you are welcome to just watch it first. If you are interested further, please check out our main RPG, currently active at the CAU forums.

    Ok, Obliterator and I will start, and if anyone else wants to jump in, please do so!

    Here are the rules:

    1. It must follow the CAU guidelines. These may be viewed here. Other than that, any continuity and/or characters are allowed.

    2. If you wish to participate, select one or more characters that you would like to stick with and write for them only. They can be canon, CAU featured, or Original. If you use your own OCs here, you are automatically consenting to their use in an edited version of this thread, which will be posted on the CAU forums and other sites.

    3. It MUST be in story format, so only honest writers should contribute, or at least anyone that is willing to give this a serious try.

    4. Different posters contribute different bits of the story as it is continued. You CANNOT post two times in a row.

    5. Your contribution must make sense, and be a direct follow on from the previous posts. Use common sense here, if you feel the previous post does not make sense to the story, then it may be ignored. I will make the final decision when the story is compiled, and edit it as required to put it together into something coherent.

    6. It is up to you how the story develops, and you can create anything you want. Again, use common sense. I don't want a silly fic, but use humor if it fits.

    7. In a single post, you may contribute as much or as little as you want (i.e. from just one line, to an entire page of story.)

    8. You may switch back and forth between different scenes, and/or create new ones. They just have to be relevant.

    9. If you are unsure of anything, then please ask me before you post.


    Ok, I will begin!


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    Introduction

    The atmosphere on Cybertron was abuzz with activity and life. The planet was peaceful. The streets bustled with Transformers - Autobots for the most part - and visitors, of all shapes and sizes, going about their daily business. And the parties. The parties were endless.

    But at Cybertron's main Command Center, situated in the heart of Iacon, it was quite the opposite; orderly, quiet and largely unpopulated. In the control room, on this particular day, nothing much was happening. Due in large part, I suppose, to the fact that the war with the Decepticons - a rogue faction of Transformers that had almost succeeded in taking over the planet many centuries ago - was over.

    Which was just as well, because the last thing anyone expected right now, was for something unexpected to happen.


    Episode 1: A Day on Cybertron
     
  2. Obliterator

    Obliterator BONZAIII!!!!!!

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    Just outside of Cybertrons 3rd moons orbit, a small vortex opened, then expanded into a swirling cloud of gasses and light particles. Suddenly, a small ship appeared, and departed the cloud, which then collapsed upon itself.

    The ship was nothing spectacular, barely larger than a small shuttle. The only remarkable thing about it, was it’s condition. It looked like it had traveled from one end of the galaxy to the other, and encountered every hostile civilization on the way. It was battered, scorched, bent, broken, and, if you looked closely, in the right place, you might have been able to read its name, once.

    On board this small wreck, for it was too far gone to be called a ship anymore, were seven stalwart Autobots, and one Decepticon, their prisoner. These Autobots were part of a team, whose primary mission was to travel the galaxy, and put down disturbances caused by Decepticon insurgents. Their current mission, which was almost over, had lasted seventy years, and they were weary as they finally returned to their home.
     
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    "An unknown ship just appeared in orbit around Triluna!" A control room assistant shouted across the Communications Center at Jazz and Soundwave.

    Jazz looked up from where he was catching up on reading the entertainment section of Cybertron's Daily e-News, and jumped across to the monitoring station.

    "What unknown ship?" Jazz asked.

    "I... don't know, sir. It's unknown. It's name appears to have worn off. Plus, it looks like it's just been to the Pit and back. A hundred times - maybe more," replied the assistant.

    "Hmm. Get some fighters to intercept it - just in case it's hostile," Jazz ordered.

    "Right away," the mech replied, then paused while he opened a private channel. When he was done, he reported back to Jazz. "Starscream and his aerial unit are on their way as we speak, sir. They've launched some fighters to intercept the ship."

    "Ok. Now we wait and see what happens," Jazz said, watching the monitor.
     
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    Obliterator BONZAIII!!!!!!

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    On board the battered ship, a tall white mech turned towards the captain, and reported. “They’ve launched fighters, sir. What shall we do?” Turning towards the mech, the captain, a tall gray mech, designated Top Gun, answered, “Why does everybody respond to our presence by launching fighters? Just once, I’d like somebody to call us on the radio and say “Hi”. Is that too much to ask?”

    “Do you want me to hail them?” asked another mech, this one green and black in color, designated Grave Digger. “Sure, why not,” replied Top Gun, “Maybe this time, they’ll invite us to tea.” Another mech entered the bridge, just in time to catch the captains last statement, and responded, “This is Cybertron, right? Why would they attack us, isn’t our Autobot logo still showing on the side of the ship?”

    “No,” replied the white mech, designated Dust Off, “The ship lost all its external markings when we traveled through that asteroid field, along with most of our long range communications arrays.”

    “It’s also been 70 years since we left,” stated Top Gun, "For all we know, the Decepticons run the planet now.”

    “I’ll hail the flight leader of the fighters,” stated Grave Digger, the communications officer, “Maybe I can talk him out of attacking.”

    Activating their remaining communications system, Grave Digger hailed the approaching fighters, “Attention incoming fighters, this is the Autobot shuttle, Lone Ranger. We are returning from a long and dangerous mission and would appreciate not being blown up. Do you copy?”
     
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    Titanic X Believe in the future!

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    On top of a lone building on Cybertron, a black form watches the shuttle through gold optics. It narrows them, knowing full well of the danger that the shuttle may be in. The form says nothing and vanishes into the night, leaving nothing but a black night sky behind...
     
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    OOC: Welcome Titanic X!

    As the Cybertronian interceptors approached the tattered ship, Starscream, leading the fleet, brought his fighter to a stop as he was hailed by the wreck.

    "This is Starscream. The Lone Ranger...?" he repeated back, as if he had just received word about the discovery of the mysterious Planet X. "...Grave Digger, is that you? We thought you had all been sucked into a wormhole! Oh, and before you ask - no, Decepticons do not run the planet." Starscream then relayed this information back to headquarters, and after a short pause got an all clear. "Landing clearance granted, Lone Ranger. Welcome home."
     
  7. Titanic X

    Titanic X Believe in the future!

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    A lone femme stood on top of the main command center in Iacon City. She was a very pretty femme, but her color scheme said otherwise. She was pure black on most of her body and she had a black helmet. Her face was white and her optics a very pretty golden color. She had what appeared to be a large flat plate of metal on her back and on that were what resembled engines, but also served as funnels for her alt mode. Two "wings" stuck out from the sides of this flat plate, also black, but with a white edge. Her lower legs were white and her lower arms were yellow with black hands. On her chest plate was the Autobot sigil.

    In her hand she held a double staff and a fourth funnel, which served as her gun.

    "Shroud? You there?" a male voice asked.

    The femme, Shroud, raised her head. "Yes, I hear you, sir," she said calmly.

    "Any sign of the Decepticon spy?" the voice asked.

    "Not yet, Prime. I'll keep my optics peeled. But I don't understand why you want me to do the job when others can."

    "You're the only one I can trust to do the job right, Shroud. Don't you forget that."

    "I won't, sir. Just one more thing."

    "Yes?"

    "Are you certain that the spy is on board the Lone Ranger?"

    "Yes. I'm sure of it."

    "I'll keep my optics on it."

    "Good. If the spy attacks, don't hesitate to take them out!"

    "Understood. Shroud out."

    Shroud eyed the shuttle for a moment before she spread her great hull wings and took to the skies in a great burst of flame from her three funnel engines. She drew her wings close to her body as she followed the seekers to the shuttle's landing platform.
     
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    TF rocks Try and stop me!

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    As the ship came in for a landing, members of each faction scrambled to move out of the way. One such seeker was Mach Dart, a mech famous for the capture of thousands of Decepticon spies over the course of the Great War, and the only seeker to have joined the Autobots willingly.

    Upon seeing the ship, he knew what he had to do. He hopped into his own fighter and took off to guide the ship back. "Mach Dart to Lone Ranger. I have been told to guide you back to the planet. We already have Autobots waiting to take the prisoner, so once you guys land, be prepared to hand him over."

    A few kliks later and he was guiding the damaged shuttle into the landing bay, where armed Autobots and a repair team were waiting. Mach Dart landed his fighter and hopped out, just as the door opened. Grave Digger emerged, holding a battered Decepticon prisoner. "Good to see you again, Grave Digger." Mach Dart said.

    He saluted, for Mach Dart was of a higher rank than he was. "Good to be back sir." Grave Digger said with a smile. Mach Dart nodded. "The prisoner will be escorted to Cybertron Command for questioning and possible charges of attempted overthrow of the leaders." he said as the prisoner was taken from the lower officer. However, they were unaware of what was about to happen within the next few days...
     
  9. Titanic X

    Titanic X Believe in the future!

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    Shroud landed silently amongst the milling Transformers. No one, save for one Autobot, noticed her appearance. Top Gun, an old friend from the days during the war, smiled when she folded her wings and powered down her engines.

    "Hello, Shroud. It has been a while," he said.

    "Seventy years, Earth time, to be precise," she said calmly.

    Top Gun nodded.

    "Anything new regarding your mission?" she asked.

    "Nothing new. Same old same old. We stopped another Decepticon uprising, but this one seemed a bit more unusual."

    Shroud's optics narrowed.

    "How so?" she asked.

    "Well, our prisoner, who was taken by Mach Dart, I might add, seemed to be a bit bolder than normal. He actually attacked our ship, blowing about half our name off. He kept saying that the Decepticons would return and reclaim Cybertron, but I don't see how because their leader is long since dead," Top Gun explained.

    Shroud nodded silently.

    "Anything else?"

    "No, aside from the fact that he blurted out something that doesn't make much sense."

    "Such as?"

    "Well, I can't say exactly what he said, but it had something to do with the Legendary Vessel of the Star Drives."

    Shroud's optics widened. "Are you serious?" she asked.

    "Yes. He said that they would stop at nothing to get it, but according to our records, no such vessel exists."

    Now things were getting interesting. Shroud nodded. "Okay. I'll report this to Prime immediately. He may need to know."

    "Understood. Oh, and Shroud?"

    "Yes?"

    "The sparks flicker in the night."

    She nodded, having received the coded message. The spy had been there, but had left as soon as the crew had departed.

    "Thanks."

    Turning she walked away, glancing at the name on her hull wings. She wondered if the time was right to tell Prime what had happened to her years ago. She shook her head, deciding against it. She would tell him when the time was right.
     
  10. Obliterator

    Obliterator BONZAIII!!!!!!

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    Just an OOC: Please don't write for other people's characters. This is an RPG based story.

    Top Gun, Grave Digger, Dust Off, Obliterator, Macgyver, Time Out, and Darkstar are my characters, and I have plans for them. Including proper introductions down the line.

    Oh, the first 6 mentioned are not the spy. The 7th member of the crew can be, though.
    And Darkstar is the Decepticon prisoner.
     
  11. TF rocks

    TF rocks Try and stop me!

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    Sorry. I will let Titanic X know about that right away. We will try to stay within the lines of the rules here.
     
  12. Obliterator

    Obliterator BONZAIII!!!!!!

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    Thanks, and welcome to the CAU.
     
  13. TF rocks

    TF rocks Try and stop me!

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    Gald to be here!:D  I have several things planned with my OC too, so this should be interesting for all you peeps!:ev: 
     
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    While the newly arrived ship was the focus of everyone's attention in the hangar, two mechs were able to go about their business unnoticed. Loading a pair of carts with a large amount of energon, they stashed them by an exit, then noticed the Decepticon being led away. Walking over to the group, the smaller mech said, "Excuse me, my name's Burn, and I'd like to get a better look at this Decepticon. I've never seen one close up, and... hey, you're Mach Dart, aren't you? I've heard stories about you... is it really true that you once took out a team of fully armed Decepticons with nothing but a training knife and your sharp wit?"

    Meanwhile, the larger of the duo walked around the guards, lined them up, and plowed into them, just missing the Decepticon. The guards toppled like bowling pins, and the large mech took off like a bolt, hoping the detainee would take the hint. Burn set off one of his "firecrackers", which would overload the optics of any 'Bot who had the misfortune of looking at the flash, then ran and caught up to the wrecking ball, saying "subtle and smooth as ever, Crash." "Did you want subtle, or did you want fast?" came the angry response. "It was just a joke, boltbreath". They grabbed the carts, and dashed out the exit with them, hoping that prisoner was still tailing them, and that Scalpel wouldn't be too upset with them.
     
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    Mach Dart, upon seeing this after his optics recovered, yelled out. "We have a couple of spies! All Autobots are to stop them from escaping with the prisoner!" He then ran after the duo, blocking off their escape path.

    He had a grin on his face. "You wanted to know if I took out a fully armed team with nothing but a training knife and my wits, right? Well I did, and you should know better than to mess with me." Mach Dart said.The seeker raised up his hand and that was the last thing Burn saw before he blacked out.
     
  16. Titanic X

    Titanic X Believe in the future!

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    Shroud watched with interest as the 'bots ran off. She narrowed her optics. Might as well see what's going on! she thought. Gripping her gun, she ran after them.

    "HEY!" she yelled.

    The bots failed to heed her command. Snarling, she spread her hull wings, exposing the flat plate and the three engines. Flames shot out of the bottom of the three funnels and she took to the skies.

    Suddenly, out of the sky came a missile laced with purple energy. Shroud barrel-rolled to the side, barely avoiding it.

    "Slag! I missed!"

    She gasped at the icy sounding voice.

    "Grapple!" she hissed.

    "Well, Shroud, it seems you have stumbled onto our little spy operation. Now, however, like all spies, must be exterminated," the mech said. Grapple was able to turn into a battle transport, and he held a missile launcher, aimed right at her.

    "I don't think so!" she snapped. "SHROUD FIREBURST!"

    She spread her wings further and the three engines flared, sending out billows of hot flames. The smoke created blinded Grapple, forcing the black and red colored mech to cover his optics and air intakes.

    "GAH! Curse you, Shroud!"

    "Shroud Shuriken!"

    "YAGH!"

    Grapple gripped his lower torso, covering the huge gash that ran from right shoulder to left hip. He gritted his teeth and glanced up, straining to see through the smoke.

    "Now you know why I'm called Shroud, the Ghost of the Autobots!" she said.

    "Where are you, slagger?"

    "I'm right up here!"

    The next thing Grapple knew, a fist made contact with his lower jaw and he blacked out, optics growing dark.

    The smoke cleared, revealing Shroud standing there, what looked like a ship's propeller in her hand.

    "Nice. Very nice. The spy got away, and Mach Dart is pretty mad. That much I know. Now to get Grapple back to base for questioning."

    She picked him up and vanished from view.
     
  17. Crystine

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    OOC: Welcome TF Rocks, and Trump. :) 

    Ok, before we continue, I would like to clarify a few things. Now for those of you who are not familiar with text based RPGs, it may take a little getting used to at first, especially in regards to not writing for other people's characters, which is important in order for the story to flow smoothly. Let me give you an example, where Myst is your character:

    Not acceptable:
    Myst attacked the enemy spy with her flare gun, permanently damaging Hard Top's optic sensors.

    Acceptable:
    Myst attacked the enemy spy with her flare gun, in an attempt to permanently damage Hard Top's optic sensors.

    Do you see the difference? In the accepted version, the writer (you) is only directly writing for their own character, Myst, and not for Hard Top, who is someone else's character. This rule is important, especially when you are not familiar with other people's OCs, and helps to keep all characterizations consistent throughout the story. If you would like your char to interact with another's, we generally post the beginning of the scene, but then wait for the other person to continue that scene with their character/s, before it is your turn again, and so on, until the end of the scene. Also, this rule includes making sure that you do not describe, rank, or generally write the actions of, other characters, unless the person writing for them has already done so in a previous post.

    So if it is ok with everyone, I would like to continue the story, but we will have to ignore the parts where this rule has already been broken, particularly in the earlier posts (you may edit them for correction). Other than that, remember that it does take getting used to if you have never written a fic this way before, but great work so far everyone and I am really looking forward to seeing how things develop. Thank you to all who have joined in so far.

    Also, feel free to post tech specs and profiles here of your OCs, so the rest of us can get a better idea of who they are. Just please make sure that the profiles are CAU acceptable.

    ~~~

    Starscream returned his fighter to the landing bay, as he watched Mech Dart lead the Lone Ranger in to land. He jumped out and, noticing all the current commotion in the Hangar, went to approach the crew of the Lone Ranger.
     
  18. Titanic X

    Titanic X Believe in the future!

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    Name: Shroud
    Alliance: Autobots
    Function: Espionage agent/warrior/commander
    Alt Mode: RMS Titanic

    Motto: "Looks like it's time for a Titanic Impact!"

    History: A former spy for the Autobots, she went on a recon mission to Earth to try and find useful information concerning a Decepticon attack in that sector for her commander, Setinal Prime. However, a laser assault badly damaged her body, sending her spark down to Earth, taking residence inside the Titanic. When the ship nearly struck an iceberg, it missed, thanks to Shroud taking control of the ship's systems at the last instant. A month later, the ship went missing...

    Weapons/Abilities: Shroud's a skilled agent when it comes to gathering information. She tends to stick to the shadows, preferring to attack from there. The rear funnel of her alt mode serves as a plasma rifle/missile launcher, capable of firing a nuclear energon warhead with enough explosive firepower to blast an enemy's chest plate right off. The props of the ship serve as bladed shuriken, which she uses only for long-range, preferring a double staff formed from the masts of the ship for close range. The anchors and chains serve as grappling lines. Her special ability is flight, with the hull of the ship serving as her wings and the other three funnels serving as engines for her flight mode. Her other abilities include silent flight, sharp hearing and good vision, so good that it's said she can see a Decepticon a few miles away in bad weather conditions. Her hull wings also serve as a full body shield, deflecting any kind of weapon and protecting her from any Transformer ability. It's also said that no Decepticon combiner has survived an encounter with her. The few that did usually had an impact mark on them, a mark that eerily resembled the bottom of the Titanic...

    Accomplishments: She is a very famous espionage agent for having fought off an entire squad of Decepticon fliers even when she wasn't supposed to. Her biggest feat was in taking down 3,484 soldiers over the course of three weeks, all with only her staff, aside from managing to get in and out of seventeen bases, each with vital information pertaining to the Decepticon forces and their plans in only a week during the Great War.

    Weakness: She has no real weakness due to her hull wings. The only way to really get her out of the action is to strike her in alt mode right underneath the hull or to tear her hull wings right off, resulting in pain that can last for hours before she goes into stasis lock, hit her egines from behind, or force her to use her grappling lines to ground herself.

    Specs:
    Strength: 10
    Endurance: 10
    Speed: 5 alt mode, 10+ robot mode
    Intelligence: 9
    Firepower: 7
    Skill: 10
    Courage: 10+
    Rank: 7

    Special Power: She can blend in with her surroundings for the most part, except for when she's flying. It causes drain on her systems when it's used in flight. Her Shroud Fireburst creates a smokescreen to hide from enemies before attacking, resulting in her name. Her signature move is the Shroud Barrage, a missile combined with a laser that does more damage than with her missiles and lasers alone.
     
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    Thanks. I will try to follow the rules here in regards to what is going on. Now it is time for my OC's bio and tech specs.

    Name: Mach Dart
    Alligence: Autobots
    Sub-alligence: Seeker
    Function: Spy tracking and capture/close combat specialist/long-range sniper
    Alt Mode: Seeker

    Bio: The only Seeker to have joined the Autbot ranks without defecting, he has the record for the most spies caught during the course of the Great War. Mach Dart is an expert in close-combat situations, having taken out an entire armed team of Decepticons with only a training knife and his sharp wits. He is also a dangerous sniper, having the record for the most Decepticons disabled as well. Mach Dart perfers to track down the spies though, as that was his original function. He can track down even the best of Decepticon spies and they won't even know how they wound up in Autobot custody. He also is very intelligent and very observant. Because of this, he can tell if someone is a spy just by their body language or their tone of voice.

    Weapons/Abilities: He has two pulse generators located in his arm mounted guns, a training knife (the one he used to take down that team of Decepticons), missiles on his wings, and a sniper rifle used for sniping.

    Weaknesses: Because he is a spy tracker, he has to be very silent, so his armor is light and can be pierced if hit. It is only because of his speed as a Seeker that he is able to avoid getting hit. However, he can be shot down if he lingers in one spot. Mach Dart can also get very caught up in tracking a spy, so he is suseptible to falling for holographic images of the spy he is tracking down.

    Accomplishments: He has tracked down 8,422 Decepticon spies over the Great War, and disabled 2,866 Decepticon soldiers in 22 battles. His greatest feat was taking down a whole squad of armed soliders when all of his weapons were down and all he had was a training knife, so many began to fear and respect him after that day. He also is known for solving probelms that otherwise seemed impossible, and only very few mechs can do such things.

    Tech Specs:
    Strength: 8
    Firepower: 8
    Endurance: 9
    Intelligence: 10
    Speed: 10
    Courage: 10+
    Skill: 10
    Rank: 8
     
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    trump WWBD?

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    Crash and Burn ran down the alley, glad that stolen hologram projector had worked. They had watched as the seeker "taunted" them, running away when they couldn't hold back the laughter anymore. Deciding it was safe, Crash slowed down, picking Burn up when he didn't stop running soon enough. "What's the big idea? we should get this back to Scalpel soon. he'll be angry if we take too long." he said, shuddering. "I know, but we need to talk to our new buddy. It will just take a minute" Crash responded, putting Burn down.
     

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