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At The Edge

Post by jesatanus on Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:51 pm

Far from Earth, colonies had been developing. The areas far from the center of the galaxy was a quiet stretch of space. The Autobot Empire was a slow-moving tide, starting after the destruction of the Matrix of Conquest. Autobots had returned to Cybertron en masse, to celebrate a new era, of peace.
Soon, Autobots took to the skies again, with their human allies. They began to colonize the stars, and incorporate other peoples into their empire. Closer to the center of Autobot space, where policy was made, considerations were made to help keep their hold over rimworlds. Autobots are assigned to each planet, as leading members of the colonies, for example. All Autobots are required to maintain military capability, and remain armed.
At the edges of Autobot space it is easy to forget, for short lived humans, that their incorporation was not always altogether peaceful. Tarnath, situated 35,000 light years away from Earth, along the outer edge of the Perseus arm, was a terraforming project still early in process.

As Redstreak exited the shuttle, a dark green Autobot approached, followed by two humans in exosuits. As the small Autobot reached him, he stretched his hand for a shake, and introduced himself.
"Welcome! Name's Mudflap. You must be Redstreak, here to take up border patrol duty? Welcome to Tarnath! These two are John, Human representative of the colony, and Liam, Chief of Terraforming. Can I offer you a tour of the facility?"
He gestured behind him at the large building they had come to call home.
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Post by Scratch on Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:46 pm

Redstreak's expression as he got off the shuttle was clearly non-plussed, but he did his best to let his lack of excitement show. He slung his small bag of belongings over his shoulder, knicknacks from a past life, and made his way down the ramp of the shuttle.

"Mudflap, hm." He glanced at the humans. "Yes. That would do well." He looked off into the distance and found it hard to relate this little hole of hell to anything else. "Nice little place you seem to have here." He plastered the most genuine fake smile he could muster. "Lead the way."

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Post by jesatanus on Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:19 pm

Mudflap nodded and waved the group along, turning toward the compound.
"Right. This way, then."
He started walking slowly, and the two humans had to transform their exo suits to keep up.
"Time to get you acquainted to your new home. It may not have the hustle of city life, but it'll keep you busy, for sure. We're leaving the main port, and most of our work is either oriented around self - sufficiency or terraforming. The humans have their hydroponics to work on, we have our garages to play in."

He chuckled to himself.
Liam spoke from behind Mudflap.,
"The terraforming itself takes place in a facility to the east of here, you should really check it out sometime. "
The complex they were about to enter was tall enough for four floors, standard Autobot size. Bubble windows dotted the surface.
As they reached it, Mudflap opened the door and motioned Redstreak into the atrium.
"This is the atrium. From it, we can access all of the main sections of the colony. Any questions so far? "
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Post by Scratch on Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:04 pm

Red wondered whether if these things were actually wondrous to Mudflap. "I'll be sure to find the time to make my way there. I'm sure it's quite a sight." He plastered on that fake smile and followed. "Is there a lot of conflict here? I heard the border worlds were troublesome. What sort of things do we expect to encounter here?"

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Post by jesatanus on Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:28 pm

Mudflap chuckled and turned to face Redstreak.
"No, not so much conflict here. This particular arm of the galaxy is rather quiet. Still, orders are orders. This has been a conflict free zone for a while, with the neighboring planets being uninhabitable. Border zones are hot, but we're on the rim of the Perseus arm. Past here there isn't much but space. This isn't just near the border of Empire space, it's damn near the border of the galaxy. There are a few hundred humans, and one Autobot Tech here. There is one other colony on this planet, directly opposite our planetary position, also for terraforming purposes."

Liam and John took the opportunity to transform their exosuits back to a comfortable upright position.
Liam decided to clarify,
"Terraforming is a global process. A planet can't be terraformed piece by piece, but it can be changed gradually as a whole. We are slowly building our facilities here, to start amplifying the terraforming process. Once the terraforming process has gone far enough, sections of the planet will be cordoned off for the purpose of cyberforming, which can be done section at a time."

Mudflap interjected, "Most of the patrol duty involves keeping the peace, and making sure the laws of the Empire are upheld. Think of it as a deputy job. Wild-west style, but without the oxygen. The biggest perk is the immense energon reserve this planet has. You'll never go hungry again.
Now, where would you like this tour to go next, hmm?"
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Post by Scratch on Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:39 pm

"Well, I suppose there are perks to every situation." He said again, mostly to himself than anyone else. "I assume that's why this planet is important enough to terraform, the energon deposits?"

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Post by jesatanus on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:39 pm

Mudflap nodded and closed the door behind the group.
"Precisely. This entire solar system is loaded with the stuff. This planet is just to be the first of the lot terraformed, to serve as a base for the area. "
He began walking towards a table and chairs. Four of the chairs around the massive table were sized to an Autobot, while the humans had to take a small set of stairs to reach theirs.
" The end goal is to turn this into a sizeable establishment. Eventually a major base of operations for expanding the Empire even out of the galaxy! The stuff is kind of hush - hush for now, in case we run into any issues. An Autobot could withstand the travel time to the next galaxy, but it might be more difficult for a human."
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Post by Scratch on Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:31 pm

Redstreak settled into his chair and for once things didn't seem as grim as they had looked. There was the chance for potential here, especially with what Mudflap had related to him. "Well, seems like this planet has the chance for a lot of potential to expand the empire. How's the political situation here? Seems like there would be the chance for a lot of gain here."

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Post by jesatanus on Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:29 am

Mudflap leaned back in his chair and grinned.
"My boy, we are the political climate. This region is mostly virgin. Our primary goal is to make this area habitable for humans and establish hierarchical control of the location. This planet will be terraformed, and the next planet out will be cyberformed. After completion of that, a space bridge will be constructed between the two worlds."
He leaned forward in his chair.
"There is potential here indeed, lad. Much potential. First, we are testing our accelerated atmosphere creation techniques. First runs begin tomorrow. You're on security detail for now, but may be called on if you're needed. "
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Post by Scratch on Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:39 pm

Redstreak grinned widely, he couldn't hide the good vibes from these latest revelations. "Well," he patted Mudflap on the back. "I thought life here was going to be dull and boring. Seems like this place will be ripe with excitement, soon enough."

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Post by jesatanus on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:15 pm

Mudflap nodded.
"Aye, lad, but it will take time. First, we see how these trial runs go. Terraforming is a time consuming process, but the primes have gifted us with experimental technology, the full scope of which even I am uncertain of, until tomorrow, but I suspect we're going to have to cool our heels a while before we get to roll around in energon and parties. Now, I have some paperwork to attend to. Hail me if you need anything, but feel free to explore your new home in the meantime."
He stood at the table and gave a light-hearted salute.
"Don't get too lost out there, there aren't that many landmarks."
And with that, mudflap about faced and walked off in the direction of the Autobot hab facility.

Liam looked up at Redstreak from his location on the raised platform.
"I, too, should go. I have much to do in order to set up for tomorrow's big test! Good Bye!"
And with that he jumped off the platform and bolted to the man-door, his exosuit transforming upon his exit, and peeling off in the direction of the terraforming facility.

This left Redstreak alone with John, the human representative, who looked up at him.
"Well, they forgot to show you the important shit. I'll show you how to get the good stuff. Follow me, I'll show you the mess, then your quarters."
John stood, hopped off the platform, and began to walk to an unmarked man-door next to a garage door.
"This way."
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RedStreak returned the gesture and watched his hosts depart. Then he finally looked down at john and raised an eyebrow at his comment and language. "Well, in that case, lead the way." He rose and followed him.

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