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  1. Dannylonglegs

    [O-F09] Dragons in Brazil

    Tags: Land Vehicle, Civil Building, Sector: F09 In a waiting room in the Axle's extensive Archives department. Dragons in Brazil by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr "Next up, Number 199716." Dragons in Brazil by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr *WHIIIRRRRR* "Hey, Ilba, isn't that...." Dragons in Brazil by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr "...Dr. Nai? "Yeah." "Tough luck." "Yeah." Dragons in Brazil by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr ~Insectoid Aristocrat
  2. Col. Brik

    [K-B06] Off Topic

    Some times you have to actually make profit for your company. This week Col. Brik is visiting a vehicle assembly plant at a city on Sorn. If you forget making the money to keep the corp alive you cannot extract revenge. Sorn seems to be a constant location for profit for Kawashita. The production has slowed in recent weeks as all the top executives have focused on the attempted assasination of Raven. Things seem to be running smoothly, scab labor at minimum wage is maximizing profits. End "Yes, this build is in my normal city display, after finishing it a week ago I set it up and didn't want to try and move it out of the spot I put it in."
  3. Professor Thaum

    [O - G02] Radar testing

    PREVIOUSLY : Intro Radar : test 1 The Base 1 The Lab 1 LOCATION : Freegate G02 Tags : Science, land vehicle, Octan, Alien : You're OK Hadvice ? : Yes I am professor : Cold Feet Mission Control Center, You're ready ? M.C.C. : Yes professor, you have the satellite link toward the A².N.T. all in passive detection, we are ready : Fine, Hadvice, It's all up to you. Hadvice : Then... Here we go ! The ice Jet works really good, very easy to handle, professor : We don't give a damn of the jet Hadvice ! How does the radar works ? It's all good professor, the radar works properly, I have nothing left on the scope but it works... : Good, keep going. Hadvice : Ah ! The radar locked something... but it seems moving... : Moving ??? It's a Mithril aligned scope ! A².N.T. report please ! A².N.T. : moving object confirmed professor, no further information cause we're in passive mode, but seems biological. : OK, thanks, that's no problem Hadvice, keep going, all's safe. Hadvice : errrr... safe ??? Hadvice : AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH Professoooooooooooooooooor !! It's really biiiiig !! : You're a bonehead Hadvice !! It's only a little biological bug !! Hadvice : IT'S CHASING MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!! HEEEEEEEELP !!! : The Mithril radar Hadvice !!! Keep concentrate on the Mithril radar !!! Hadvice : AAAAAH !!! HEEEEEEEEEEEEELP !!! PROFESSOR !!! A².N.T. !!!! ANYBODY !!!! HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP !!!! C&C welcome Bonus pics tomorrow, the MCC and the A².N.T. are Bob's pics and are not to be judged
  4. Mesabi

    [K-F09] Infiltration on Onix

    Location: Arium Minor F09 Tags: Piracy, Spaceship, Land Vehicle, Exploration "Agent Hailey, you still haven't told us why we need to get to Onix so fast." said Captain Mesabi. Traveling 6 GATE jumps had taken a toll on him. "Right, well, you know what biological warfare is?" Agent Hailey replied Onix by North White, on Flickr "You mean like germs and stuff?" Answered Captain Mesabi. "Yes, well it seems Octan has been weaponizing a version of the 'Black Eye' disease in the Oni Ren. http://www.eurobrick...74#entry2595813 "And? I'm a Pilot, I fly things." Captain Mesabi replied incredulously. "No, You're a Pawn. Just like the rest of us. And your Orders are to recover samples of the virus so we can develop an antidote." Agent Hailey said darkly. "We're going to capture a small Octan water tanker leaving Arium minor. You'll use this to infiltrate Cerberus station on Onix." "Right...." "Agents, We've sighted the tanker, right on schedule." Yelled Bo'sun Jacobs from the cockpit. Onix by North White, on Flickr "You know how this is done. Suit up." Said Agent Hailey. Onix by North White, on Flickr "Closing in, Hang on!" Yelled the Bo'sun. The Silence of Space filled Captain Mesabi as he stepped out in his suit. Onix by North White, on Flickr Before him was the Tanker, he ran forwards. Onix by North White, on Flickr A short leap through space, terrifying. Icarus Returning was far faster than the tanker, and so such a maneuver could be done. Onix by North White, on Flickr He latched onto the side. The Pilot inside looked scared. He pulled open the door, and grabbed him. Onix by North White, on Flickr The two ships docked, the prisoner was tied up, and Captain Mesabi took control of the tanker. Onix by North White, on Flickr ****************************************************************************************************** The Tanker was feet from the landing pad, Captain Mesabi turned the ship to face the correct direction. Onix by North White, on Flickr Onix by North White, on Flickr "Why do I always forget, the gauge is on the side with the nozzle..." He muttered to himself. An Octan guard walked out, holding a ladder. Onix by North White, on Flickr "Thank goodness, we're almost dry." The Octan Guard siad Onix by North White, on Flickr "Yes, I am an Octan Water Tanker Pilot. Filling Water is My job that I enjoy much." Captain Mesabi said, "Look, just fill up the tank." Onix by North White, on Flickr "Well, First I need to TANK! you!" He jumped into battle. Onix by North White, on Flickr He Grabbed the rifle, The Guard shot into the air, "Security Breach", he yelled into his helmet Onix by North White, on Flickr The Guard tossed him off, and fired. Onix by North White, on Flickr Onix by North White, on Flickr Mesabi rolled just in time, dodging the bullets Onix by North White, on Flickr He ran up and kicked the rifle out of the guards hand Onix by North White, on Flickr It flew over, and landed in the lava river, Onix by North White, on Flickr Crackling, it melted to a crisp, firing as the heat disolved it. Onix by North White, on Flickr A swift uppercut to the guard sent him sprawling Onix by North White, on Flickr Picking up the ladder, Mesabi slamed it down, knocking him out. Onix by North White, on Flickr Onix by North White, on Flickr At once, he became aware of the alarms blaring. "Security Breach, Security Breach." Cried the monotone alarm system. He ran towards the door. Onix by North White, on Flickr "What do I do? This isn't going as planned!" Mesabi yelled into his helmet. "Find the Computer system and unlock the following doors:" Onix by North White, on Flickr *Meanwhile, on the upper level Gardens." Onix by North White, on Flickr "That's weird...." Onix by North White, on Flickr "Woah!" Onix by North White, on Flickr *Splash* Onix by North White, on Flickr "Where am I going! this place is huge!" Captain Mesabi yelled. "Go left, right, left, left, right, and get into the elevator." Hailey radioed him. Onix by North White, on Flickr "Aw man, they have a bowling alley! we don't even have one on Orinshi!" "Stay on target, now run forwards, and jump out the window." Onix by North White, on Flickr "What?!?" "Just do it." *meanwhile* "The Infection is getting worse. I'll expect some results by the time I get back." Said Doctor Long. http://www.eurobrick...howtopic=137990 Onix by North White, on Flickr "YAAA!" Onix by North White, on Flickr *SMASH* Onix by North White, on Flickr "I'll do the best I can but," *THUNK* Onix by North White, on Flickr "What was that?" Dr. Long asked. "Beats me" answered the scientist." Onix by North White, on Flickr "I really hate Mondays." Said Captain Mesabi. FIN Hope you liked this weeks build(s) I hope I didn't break any rules, I just wanted to get a lot of the story knocked out. Thanks to Dannylonglegs for letting me use her charecter. I hope you liked this weeks build, if only one of the vehicles can be judged, please do the Octan tanker, and thanks for viewing!
  5. Professor Thaum

    [O - G02] Laying the foundations

    PREVIOUSLY : Intro Radar : test 1 LOCATION : G02 - FREEGATE Tags : land vehicle, science, civilian building Hadvice : Professor, we should be on Forring Professor : Hadvice, don't let your mind be clouded with concern of lesser interest. Is the Mithril detector set up ? H : Yes it is. Near a crack, where a pretty strange stone is flushing... P : Mithril ? H : No, I don't think it is Professor. Otherwise the detector is defective. P : OK, bring a sample back, you may come back. H : I'm on my way Professor. H : Here I am, with the sample, professor P : OK, good stuff, we go inside to check it... and I'm a little cold outside. P : You were right, Hadvice, this is no Mithril... I don't succeed to figure this one out with such little gear, but, we will bring a sample to the Axle. The detector is set up, all is correct. Could you call the ship ? we are now leaving. C&C welcome More bonus pics this afternoon... For I have no time left now.
  6. Location: B06 Sorn Tags: Land Vehicle, Exploration Last time, in Ender's story: A Space Saga Begins Is it Mine Mine? Okami Bike Kawashita Hummer Where Was I Supposed to Be? Spaceman Spiff Black Hair, the Pirate Merry Men Adventures (Where There's Lava There's Water) Car On A Plate Too Girly Underwater Junk Aggressive Wildlife The Truth Underwater Segway Filing System The Coffee Shop At the End of the Universe The Doctor's Truth Bike Beats Robots Now that the Emboian robots were beat, Ender was assigned to try to find Graver. He went back to Sorn where Graver had been seen before. He searched a number of islands looking for clues, but found nothing.
  7. Space Terrapin

    [O - G07] Cutting edge technnology

    Spencer's Diary - 31 Maian 3815. I'm on board the OCS 'Your paycheck could depend on this', on approach to Hennigan II. Unit Manager Dorkness has been looking for ways to get back at me since I ran over the CEO's cat during his recent visit to Quantus III. He was certainly sniggering when he told me to report to Dr. Blomkampf in the Engineering Bay for a new assignment. I can't think why, the Doc seems like a decent enough old buffer, even if he does have his head in the clouds. Anyway I'm just about to find out. "Ah! You must be the test driver Mr. Dorkness mentioned. Do come in, I think you’ll be most interested in what I have to show you.” “What would interest me, Doc, is anything that will save me days of traipsing around the landscape looking for water sources.” “I see. Well, if my calculations are correct, I may have just that. I’ve recently been studying the unique properties of Awesomnium when combined with lignin and cellulose composites…” “Come again?” “Wood.” “Oh, right.” “Please don’t interrupt my train of thought. It turns out that if you insert Awesomnium fibres into wooden materials, they generate a natural resonance field that is perturbed by the presence of nearby bodies of water. Optimize the geometry and movement of the field, and this perturbation translates into physical vibrations that can be detected by the highly sensitive equipment I’ve incorporated into my specially modified Div-9R walker. YOU are going to be the first to test this remarkable cutting edge technology in the wild!” “So… you want me to search for water by waving a pointy stick?” “If you want to put it like that, yes.” “And I suppose this walker is equipped with defenses against any possible hostile alien lifeforms? “Oh dear me no! Any such thing would disrupt my delicate instruments. But you do get a roof in case of inclement weather.” "Gee thanks Doc..."
  8. Big Sal

    [M - B05] Mission G3B05

    Location: B05 Marphacia Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying So what information are we trying to get out of them sir? We need to know if they detected the massive explosion we caused the other day. If the Kawashita seismology lab didn’t detect the explosion, we’ll know the GATE field expanded ahead of the explosion and stopped the information leaking out. If so, we have a functioning cloaking device, we'll just have to fine tune the stabilisers. Couldn’t we just ask them if they detected it? No! If we just ask them if they’ve detected any explosions recently, they’ll know we’re up to something. We have to persuade them to tell us, preferably without even realising we’re from M.A.N.T.I.S. That’s why we’re in this Kawashita boat! Exactly. And it has to be a row boat so it doesn’t upset their seismology instruments. No point annoying them before we even get there. And you have to be here to do the rowing… I see the lab sir! Good work Stevens, bring us in. Now, this is probably going to take a lot of natural charm and quick wits, and you don’t have a persuadomatic spy suit, so let me do all the talking. It could be very difficult to get the information out of them, so prepare to witness some incredible spying. Yes sir! Ok, here goes. I guess I’ll knock on the door. This is going to be very difficult, so you’re going to have a great story about my awesome spy skills to tell your friends. Oh my… can it be true? Are you real? I haven’t seen anyone since I was posted here back in Julali! I’ve been so bored – there’s not been a single seismic event the whole time I’ve been here! Well… that was easy. Uh, sorry guy, we must have the wrong lab. Best be off! No, no, come in and have a drink, I insist! Do you like tea? I love tea! Wonderful! Come on in! I’ll just put the kettle on! This is so exciting! Damn it Stevens! Oh, I’ve been so lonely here. I’ve only had my plants to talk to, and they never say anything back. Guess that makes sense though. There are lots of sentient, communicative plant species in Andromeda actually! That’s what I told them! But they’re still giving me the silent treatment! Oh boy… Right, well, thanks for the drinks, we’d best be going. What?? No! Please don't leave, I’ve been so alone! And besides, I’ve made some food for us to share. It would be a shame if you had to leave before you try it… you could have all sorts of ‘accidents’ if try to you leave on an empty stomach… *Gulp* OK, OK! We’ll stay for some food, sure, no need for any 'accidents'… Oh, how wonderful! I’ll just go get it! Damn it Stevens, why couldn’t you keep your mouth shut?? This guy’s a lunatic! Sorry sir! Hopefully he’ll let us leave if we eat his food. I hope it’s not anything weird, or we might have to make a run for it. Fresh sushi! Made with local ingredients! … … ... Quickly Stevens! Come back! --- Thanks for reading! C&C welcome! I have to confess that I straight up stole the roof design from Bushido - Way of the Warrior by Disco86, which is one of my all time favourite MOCs. Hopefully Disco86 won't mind, as a fellow M.A.N.T.I.S. player
  9. LucByard

    [M - B05] The mark.

    Yseult Brenneux stood silently in a dim corner of a M.A.N.T.S garage on Marphacia looking at the shabby shell of some old hovercycle, getting angrier by the moment. She didn't try to calm herself down... She didn't want to be calm. That's the one... The hairy scientist, she thought as she noticed Big Sal leaving the compound in his transport. She followed from a distance, a gentle cruise for her pride and joy, a modified Skyblade hovercycle. Once a bright azure, she'd painted it murky reds and greens to blend in to the equally murky topography of the planet she'd ended up being stuck on. When the transport stopped, as she expected, the occupants got out, as expected and the hairy scientist began pointing around wildly trying to make everyone understand his newest experiment... as expected. Yseult had no idea what it was all about but after listening to the scientist jabber on about it in a café at a nearby trading post for half an hour, it sounded ridiculous... Something about laser beans. It wasn't beans she was interested in though, it was the transport's uplink back to the M.A.N.T.I.S. compound. She'd managed to convince the scientist that she could supply him a rare piece of equipment he'd been asking around for and was even willing to deliver it to his test site... for a price. The muscles in her arms tensed as she brought the cycle to a stop by the transport; only she knew the item in her back was a worthless piece of junk, but everything went to plan: the part looked convincing and he made the payment. That's when her plan activated. The remote hack in her pocket decrypted his remote login and piggybacked his authorisation through the uplink back to base. Once there, it transferred large amounts of credits out through various accounts to hidden locations. She just needed to keep the link open long enough for the program to return the locations to her. She felt nervously at her right pocket while the scientist enthusiastically inspected and began installing her delivery. Her left middle finger developed a nervous twitch as he began flicking switches in no particular order. It was just as he reached for the most unnecessarily large of the levers that the hack 'bonged'. She had the account details and bee-lined for her bike. Feeling the eyes of everyone present watching her every move, she tried to act casual. She put her helmet on; it felt tighter than usual. It's the nerves, she told herself. Stay calm, stay calm. She started the bike, took one look back at the scientist and for a moment that lasted far too long, they seemed to just stare at each other. Her journey back to the outpost was uneventful, that was until her front hover pad exploded. The next thing she knew, she was on the floor and her bike was in three or four pieces fifty metres down the road. She tried to get up but every bone hurt. Her vision was blurred. She saw shadows moving towards her. Five... Maybe six. One of them came really close. She woke up an a room, it was dark, or maybe just black. She was tied to a chair with the hairy scientist sat opposite her. "They'd like to execute you" he began, "Not me, of course, but, erm, we need the credits back". She stared at him silently. "Shame about your bike" he added in an annoyingly pleasant tone. "I'll buy a new one" she replied. He had an irritating smile as he shook his head. "No you won't. No shops here" he said, waving his arms around like he didn't know what to do with them. His look turned more serious, he wagged his finger. "You have a problem". She raised an eyebrow "You?" she replied but he didn't seem to get it. "I can help" he continued. He leant forward and looked her in the eye "Give us back he credits and you'll walk out of here with a vehicle credits can't buy". She wanted to be awkward and just say no, she wanted to fight her way out, she wanted anything except the answer she knew made sense. She leaned forward as best she could and looked him in the eye... Once the credits were all back, he took her to a dim corner of some garage in the compound. She couldn't believe the wreck that stood before her. "Don't see what it is now" he nervously prompted, "work for us, and with our resources... a-and my research. see what It could be", she wondered for a moment how it had all gone wrong. How did they know where I'd be to hit the... It suddenly dawned on her. The hairy scientist wasn't the mark in all this... she was. Yseult Brenneux stood silently in a dim corner of a M.A.N.T.S garage on Marphacia looking at the shabby shell of some old hovercycle, getting angrier by the moment. She didn't try to calm herself down... She didn't want to be calm. Note for judges. This is my first entry and more of an introduction to the character. I understand it doesn't really align to corporate activities. Here's an additional image of the 'beat up old bike' for your benefit.
  10. Big Sal

    [M - B05] Experiment G2B05

    Location: B05 Marphacia Tags: Land Vehicle, Science Note to judges: Only the scenes with the swamp speeder should be judged, the rest re-use my build from last week. I’m just worried after what happened last time. Ah, but last time we didn’t have the expert advice of Ensign Stevens. He’s part of Moose’s team so he’s up to date with all their latest findings. Isn’t that right, Stevens? Err, well… Excellent! Plus, I’ve completely redesigned the stabiliser architecture. Speaking of which, where the hell is Redsyn with the last stabiliser? I’ll give him a call. Redsyn! Where are you? I'm having a little difficulty with the natives. Well, hurry up, will you? I’m getting bored here. Yeah, I’ll try. Some time later… ...and I usually play as Mitgardia. Redsyn! What’s the hold up? Trouble with the locals. Still?! Different ones this time. Unbelievable. Right, let’s just go ahead with three stabilisers. What?? It’ll be fine. We almost had it right last time with four stabilisers, but these new ones are a lot stronger. We could probably even manage with two. What do you think, Stevens? Err, well… Exactly! Norton, activate the stabilisers. Activating stabilisers! Sal, I just did some calculations, and going from fourfold to threefold stabilisation symmetry is likely to decrease the discontinuity threshold by at least seven orders of magnitude! Good point! Norton, only initialise the GATE drive once Stevens and I are a safe distance away. I promised Moose I’d get Stevens back to him in one piece. Wait, what?? Initialising GATE drive! --- To be continued! Thanks for reading, C&C welcome! The build below is the new stuff for this week. More pics of the speeder in the spoiler.
  11. Dannylonglegs

    [O-F03] It Belongs in a Museum

    Tags: Land Vehicle, Air Vehicle (2 land vehicles ), Civil Structure, Science Planet: F03, Forring Translated from a Language of clicks and purrs Green helmed Alien: "The hour is late. The diggers are upon us. The eight carbon chain hive of humans has not abandoned their search as we had hoped." Bright Green helmed Alien: "I assume this was the work of that one scientist?" Green helmed Alien: "It would appear as such. Have our people been evacuated?" Bright Green helmed Alien: "All lives have been saved. Cocoon has been loaded." Green helmed Alien: "And the databanks?" Bright Green helmed Alien: "Clear" Green helmed Alien: "And the map?" *Crash* *boom* *VRRRRRRRRRRRRR* Bright Green helmed Alien: "..." Green helmed Alien: "We must flee." Bright Green helmed Alien: "But the map..." Green helmed Alien: "There is no time." _____________________ Several Hours Later Doctor Edris (seated figure): "Good news?" Masked Mook 1: "Fortune and glory, Dr. Edris, fortune and glory!" Dr. Edris: "That's what I like to hear!" Hatted figure: (Whispered) "Hail... MANTIS...." Octan Employee (Shorty): "Why did you get to have the chair? Is it due to your rank?" Dr. Edris: "I brought this chair. You'd have one too if you'd brought one. let this be a learning experience." Dr. Edris: "Excellent! Shorty, open a line of communication with the Axle. Get me Odus on the line." *Pew pew* * * Dr. Edris: "Roachbot! What have you done?" Roachbot: "I work for MANTIS now. They've offered me the one thing you all never could: Respect." Masked Mook 2: "Who the megablock programs our robots?!" Hatted turncoat: "Kill him, Roachbot. Take Shorty hostage and leave Doctor Edris to me." Shorty: "Why'd it have to be a Spec-ops Robot!?" Roachbot: "My armour is resistant to most forms of plasma-based weaponry. Please comply." Several Minutes Later: *Vrooooooom* "Hello. I'm Dave, from accounting. I've been informed by my corporate espionage agent that you've uncovered some very valuable objects from these ancient ruins. As you should be aware, this territory belongs to MANTIS, and thereby all artifacts found therein are forfeit to acquisition by MANTIS personnel." Dr. Edris: "You're an accountant?" Dave, from Accounting, "I never said that. Now, hand over the Artifact. All your digsite are belong to MANTIS." Dr. Edris: "MANTIS. I hate those guys." Dave, from Accounting: "What!? But! How!? I thought you were a scientist! What kind of scientist can take down a trained soldier?!" Dr. Edris: "I'm an Archaeologist." *bashes Dave with hilt of sword.* *shing* Dr. Edris: "Hello, Odus? Yes, I know she's on sabbatical. I need you to contact her. Tell Dr. Long that it's real, and we've found it. The item from her dreams. We've found it." ___________________________________ Sans People by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr Pictures of the vehicles: Drill rig by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr Drill Rig by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr Mantis Speeder by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr Mantis Speeder by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr Mantis Speeder by Danny-Longlegs, on Flickr I love that little speeder so much, I think I'll keep it around for a while! I'm back for the summer! ~Insectoid Aristocrat
  12. Kodan Black

    [O - F03] A Friend Returns

    Location: F03 Forring Tags: Land Vehicle, Space Vehicle, Civil Building, Science Previously... // PERSONAL DIARY // While Dr. Allison and I were taking a tour of one of the Farr-tes advanced scientific research facilities we were awaiting the return of ED-208. He had received a full overhaul and we were told to expect him via one of the mini-ships Octan uses for robot delivery. The ships aren't very spacious and lack food and restrooms, but they are very efficient and reusable. The lab was very advanced and had access to vast computing power. In one of their experiments they were superheating Awesomnium into a gas to see how it behaved and then were going to try combining that with other elements to see what the result was. Mike was working in the small updraft lab which prevented any vapors from escaping without being hermetically sealed. They weren't running any experiments at the moment so he was able to show off the lab and the various features. I'll definitely have to make sure we get some like this installed on the Axle! Extra Pics:
  13. Big Sal

    [M - E01] Mission H3E01

    Location: E01, Donwarr Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying Hawk to Sal. I've located our guy in an Octan truck headed north. Good work Hawk. Stay on them, but keep out of sight. Got it. Excellent. The fools will lead us straight to their base! Hey, Sal? Yeah? Couldn't we have just followed this clearly marked road to their base? ... ... ... .... --- Thanks for reading! C&C welcome! More pics in the spoiler.
  14. Dragonfire

    [K - B08] A Mysterious Find

    Location: B08 Greater Direstan Tags: Exploration, Land Vehicle Mission Log: Entry 25 ~ That basic speeder from last week was a little too .... basic, and I was suitably pleased when I was assigned an upgrade: the Anomalocaris light recon speeder. It was meant to bear some resemblance to some prehistoric sea creature from billions of years ago, but I really didn't care. It was sleek, fast and well-equipped to navigate the terrain of Greater Direstan. Anyway, this was when I found it. As I skimmed along a grassy clifftop permeated by caves, I saw a glint of brighter, sharper, artificial green in the grass, and slowed to a halt. To my surprise, the shattered, tarnished remains of a robot became visible, lying in pieces half-under some vegetation. The bright green eyes flickered and focused, and one of the robot's hands was raised a few centimetres, in a gesture that obviously meant Help me. Within an hour, I had it loaded onto my speeder and was heading back to base, wondering where it came from (it wasn't either an Octan, MANTIS or Kawashita make) and how it had come to be in such a pitiful state. I needed answers... Without speeder: The Anomalocaris (google it if you've never heard the name ) [C&C welcome.]
  15. Big Sal

    [M - F03] Mission A5F03

    Location: F03, Forring Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying If our intelligence is right, the aliens should be arriving to meet the Octan delegation any minute now. Yeah. Y’know, I have this horrible feeling I’ve forgotten something… This is so exciting! A new intelligent alien species! Yeah! Alright nerds, don’t get too excited. You’re here to learn quietly – when the aliens get here, let me do the talking. You scientists aren’t properly trained in PR. But how are we supposed to study the aliens without talking to them? I don’t care. Octan needs new allies – I don’t want you offending them by asking how many kidneys they have, or whatever. AHHHH! What the-? Where did that come from?! <Do not be alarmed, humans.> That voice… it’s in my head! <Yes. We speak directly by thought.> Uh, Sal, do you think it can read our minds? Probably not… still, better keep your mind blank. That should be easy for you. Hey! Heh heh heh. Greetings from Octan Corporation! We hope to begin a profitable relationship with your race. May we ask what you call yourself? <Our name is a concept that your minds cannot understand. From your limited perspective, ‘the Five’ would be an appropriate approximation.> Hahaha, it thinks Octan are too stupid to understand numbers! ‘The Five’. My apologies, but is that the name of your race, or the name of you the individual? <It is… challenging… to explain in a way you can understand. Let us tell you the story of our race.> Ugh, I can tell this is going to take a while. <This planet was not always the toxic wasteland that you see around you.> Wait, what? <In ancient times it was a simpler place. Five species lived here peacefully. Over the millennia we grew advanced. But then a cataclysmic event occurred and the atmosphere changed. Dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of new species arose. The ground itself was colonised by these messy, primitive lifeforms that you see around you.> The… plants? <Despite our advanced minds we were unable to compete with the wildly proliferating life. Everything changed too quickly. We had evolved slowly. We were not able to adapt. As our cities crumbled, the last remnants of our races built this vehicle to house the survivors.> So… you are the survivors of all five species? In this one… machine? <As far as it is possible for you to understand, yes.> Uh… right. So anyway, Octan Corporation would be happy to trade or- <We have no interest in trade. We seek to warn you. There is one among the leaders of your Clan of Eight whose mind is more powerful than any other. More powerful even than ours.> I knew it! What? Don’t you see? They’re talking about me! Uh… but they said the Clan of Eight. Yes, clearly they mean the Council of Five, plus the current and past CEOs of M.A.N.T.I.S. I kinda figured they meant Octan… <Already this mind is starting to warp the very fabric of space and time. It must be stopped before irreparable damage is done.> Yeah, I really don’t think this is about you Sal… Nonsense! I always suspected I was special! <Humans! We told you to send three!> We did! There are three of us here. <No. We sense others. From the Clan of Six.> The Clan of Six? <Yes. The ones who take the image of the six-legged creatures.> Uh oh. MANTIS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Thanks for reading! Sorry it was a bit text heavy - there were supposed to be a few more photos but they didn't come out right and I didn't have time to retake them. C&C welcome
  16. goatman461

    [O - E01] Waking Hannibal

    Location: Donwarr - E01 Tags: Civil Building (weather station), Spaceship (MANTIS ship cross-section), Land vehicle (Octan speeder bike) "John... John..." "What, Dora?" "We need to get up." "But it's dangerous up there, lets just stay close to the reef." "No John. We have to get up. He's coming." "He can't get us down here, Dora." "Yes, he can John, get up now!" "Ok..." "Dammit... Dora, is the Mercy Brandy overhead?" "No signal, John, they appear to be jamming my comms." "Detach the beacon. Can you talk to the bike?" Weather Station by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr "No, John." Weather Station by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr "How am I looking?" "Not so good, wound is through and through, in between you liver and spine, but I can't stop the bleeding. You're going to black out again." "Yeah... You'd better erase anything you don't need and stay quiet for now." "Yes, John." "See you on the other side sweet girl..." Weather Station by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr Aboard the MCF Scythe... "The target is incapacitated but the droid is MIA, sir, do you want me to finish the job?" "No. We'll have to find out what he knows first. Deliver him to Jurin II and await further orders."
  17. Big Sal

    [M - F03] Mission P4F03

    Location: F03 Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying Ok, but... just explain it to me one more time... Unbelievable! This plan is like spying 101, I don't understand how you're not getting it. I've hacked Octan's computers to trick them into thinking they’ve detected a prisoner transport. They’re going to come after you thinking they’re rescuing one of their guys. Right… Redsyn here is one of our best drivers – he’ll lead them on a merry chase but will eventually let you be ‘rescued’. By using the tracking device we implanted in you we’ll find out where their base is when they take you back there. Simple! Uh… ok, I think I understand now. But why not use an actual Octan prisoner? I have… other uses… for the real prisoners. Unless you’d like to trade places with them? No sir! I thought not… But won’t they realise I’m not actually from Octan? No, they’ll never suspect it. I thought you said this was obvious, like spying 101… Don’t worry, our forces will show up well before Octan has time to find you out. This plan is foolproof! Wait… To be continued! Didn't have time to do the whole story this week. The vehicles are based on my first castle sets, 6042 Dungeon Hunters and 6018 Battle Dragon. More pics in the spoiler. Thanks for reading, C&C welcome!
  18. Location: F03, Forring Tags: MANTIS, Land Vehicle, Military Double D's Log 37: So since I've been around a while, some of MANTIS corp. wanted me to look at some new experimental vehicles. There were lots of excellent ones, but one in particular stood out to me. It looked liked an ancient battle wheel or something. Sure it could truck through just about anything, but its defenses were disgraceful. Any hover bike could zoom around it and immobilize the thing. Anyway, I gave it a grade of E (in the A-F scale). ~ DD out ----------------------------------------- So yeah, I'm not exactly happy with this, I had something cooler in mind, but I didn't have the time to do it. The wheels turned out pretty cool, and it's amusing to roll around and shoot at things, but it just doesn't look that good to be honest. Still, I had fun with the time I was able to spend on it, and that's all that counts right?
  19. Dragonfire

    [K - B08] Back to the Basics

    Location: B08 Greater Direstan Tags: Exploration, Land Vehicle Misson Log: Entry 24 ~ The briefing from CEO Raven was uncharacteristically harsh. I was admonished for forsaking my duties as an explorer, informed that I had no right to go around wearing blast armour and carrying weapons, and told that the shock of my injury was exactly what I needed to get back into protocol. She then congratulated me on eliminating the mutant threat. Some people.... Anyway, I was back on Greater Direstan for the third time in less than a year, carrying out a standard recon / exploration mission on a fairly ordinary speeder. Funnily enough, I didn't really miss the adrenaline-fuelled fights and chases of the last month or two - seems Raven was right about where I truly belonged. What I did miss was the companionship of my former team - Agent Kytes, Captain Askarn, Akiko.... My previous journeys and adventures with them were probably something I'd always remember. But there was a whole new world out there, waiting to be discovered, and I was in the vanguard of it.... [Just a small build this time, not much time or space for anything larger. C&C welcome.]
  20. Dragonfire

    [K - B06] Recuperation

    Location: B06 Sorn Tags: Exploration, Land Vehicle Mission Log: Entry 23 ~ I must have passed out shortly after the battle was won. When I came to, I found myself lying on a standard-issue Kawashita mattress inside a bunker, all alone, with light filtering through the window to my left. I realised something was wrong even before I looked down at the rest of my body. My right arm, the one which the cultist had shot, was... gone. And a cybernetic, silver appendage was in its place. Shocked, I sat up, flexing my new limb, and found to my surprise that it was not only equally functional to my former arm, but it didn't hurt at all. I marvelled at the wonders of cutting-edge Kawashita technology.... Noticing my lack of clothes, I was pleased to find a new, clean set at the foot of the bed. As I dressed, I realised that this was not the cloak and armour I had worn while hunting the mutants, but my old explorers' gear, from back before I'd had a memory loss. Even my hair had been neatly brushed back into its old shape. I liked it. Meanwhile, outside my companions had finished the mission I set out to complete. Captain Askarn had set out earlier in the morning, equipped with a Spider-class exo-suit which could grip vertical surfaces like a spider's legs. He'd been successful. The limp, lifeless form of the mutant who'd caused the deaths of three loyal Kawashita operatives dangled, in chains, below the exo-suit as it leapt through the trees and rocks of the Sorn landscape. Akiko Kawashita was the first to notice that I was standing on the platform above the base with her and Kytes, "How - how are you? How's your arm?" But Kytes interrupted her, "Good to see you're awake - Raven wants to see you - ASAP." Without minifigs/vehicles: [C&C welcome!]
  21. Big Sal

    [M - E01] Mission F2E01

    Location: E01 Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying Excerpt from the mission logs of Big Sal: Date: 5 Marzn 3816. Mission Code: F2E01. Location: Octan territory, Donwarr. Mission Objective: Find and sabotage Octan communications equipment hidden in the forest. Excerpt ends. Please slow down Sal! We're sure to hit a tree at this rate! Nonsense! I used to be a pilot, remember? My reflexes are excellent. Fine, but how are we ever going to spot the aerial at this speed?? I'll see it. Wait, there it is! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Excerpt from the mission logs of Big Sal: Mission Outcome: Success - target destroyed. Excerpt ends. Thanks for reading! Not much time for a big story this week. C&C welcome. More pictures of the car in the spoiler.
  22. Dragonfire

    [K - B06] Showdown on Sorn

    Location: B06 Sorn Tags: Exploration, Land Vehicle Mission Log : Entry 22 ~ When my vision returned, it was hazy, and everything seemed to shimmer and twist before my eyes. I saw a derelict grey wall, and sand... lots of sand. And then the mutant raising its axe to end my life. I didn't think. My blaster was already in my hand before its axe could descend. Two quick shots, that was it. I heard shouting and blaster fire, and saw Akiko, Captain Askarn and one of the troopers pinned down by a band of .... strange people- things. Some were mutants, and I recognised the mutant who'd killed Agent Sharpe among them. Others were tattooed, scantily clad humans with strange, glowing red eyes, brandishing makeshift spears, blades and guns. I struggled to get up, feeling a sudden, sharp pain in my shoulder. Looking up, I saw one of the strange humans with a blaster aimed in my direction. The pain was so great that I couldn't stand, so I decided to play dead for the time being... Then a shot rang out. The leader of the cultists fell, dead, as the rest of the Kawashita platoon charged over the sandy horizon, equipped with a small walker with medium gunpower. A fierce battle ensued... One of the troopers cut the Octan prisoners loose with his sai dagger. Meanwhile, the three trapped behind the machinery broke cover and returned fire, engaging the mutants and cultists on a second front. The battle was over within minutes. We'd taken one casualty - a young trooper who'd received a sword wound to the stomach. Concerned faces swum into my field of vision as my wound was inspected and I was eased into a seated position. The dying trooper, as per Kawashita custom, was given his sword to hold onto as he died - nobody is sure how this particular ritual came about. I later learned that we'd somehow come through a gravitational anomaly - a wormhole in space - and both our quarry and us had emerged on the planet Sorn, on the eastern frontier of Kawashita space. But we were alone, with no communications - and two grateful but prickly Octan employees to take care of. Oh - and the original mutant wasn't among the dead, somehow. He'd got away. [ C & C welcome!]
  23. Big Sal

    [M - E01] Mission T4E01

    Location: E01 Tags: Land Vehicle, Spying I don’t understand this, Sal. Why isn’t it moving anywhere? I don’t know, Greene. See if you can hack into their comms. Getting anything? I’m picking something up… but it can’t be coming from the tank. That would be ridiculous. Ugh, you’re useless, let me have a go. This is fun, eh Greene? I told you spying isn’t that dangerous. You’re probably safer here than in the lab! Greene? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Thanks for reading! C&C welcome. More pics of the tank in the spoiler.
  24. Umbra-Manis

    [M-E01] The Oracle of Donwarr

    Tags: Land Vehicle Location: E01 - Donwarr Previously: Part I Part II Part III Part IV Sargent C.R.A.P. has been unsuccessful in his attempts to decipher Octan data and locate the captain, so he has moved on with the Morph training program. Rumors have circulated around Donwarr that there is an Oracle living at the northern pole of the planet. Now, as I have been dropped at the closest location, my orders are to find this oracle. I should have brought a vehicle. *Faint Engine Hum* What's that? Focusing Optical sensors. Speeder Detected. Not Octan. If you seek the Oracle, walk behind my speeder in utter silence. You only speak when the Oracle addresses you. YOU. HAVE. FOUND. THE. ORACLE. OF. DONWARR. SPEAK. NOW. METAL. BEING. I seek the Location of a pilot known only as Pangolinus. YOU. WILL. FIND. THE. ONE. YOU. SEEK. ONCE. THE. TWO. METAL. BEINGS. OF. THE. PROGRAM. ARE. TRAINED. THAT. IS. ALL. Thanks for reading Part V! I was defrosting a freezer this weekend, so I took advantage of some snow like conditions. (We never get snow) More pictures of the speeder in the spoiler.
  25. goatman461

    [O - E01] An Attempt at Salvage

    Location: Donwarr - E01 Tags: Spaceship, Land Vehicle, Civil Building Their meeting at Freegate concluded, Octan Pilot John Hannibal and Merchant Confederacy Trustee / Admiral of the Merchant Fleet Bridge Callahan depart for Donwarr to investigate the debris fields left by the runaway Zoid slave ship. "Have you been to Donwarr since MANTIS threw out our treaties?" "A few times, John. Since Donwarr was taken by license before the war, the transition has been much smoother there. Our members are still operating their business... or creating new ones to adjust to the market." "That's good to hear. We've seen a lot of needless suffering on Jurin II. It's too bad that exchange couldn't have been more civil." "That's just the difference between a sale and a theft. In the former, both parties leave happy, in the latter, both are worse off. That economy still hasn't recovered since nobody knows if their business is going to be confiscated again. There's really no good way to deal with people that think they can just take whatever they want." "My scan is complete, John. No tracking devices, bombs, or signs of sabotage." "Thank you, Dora. Callahan, Where to first?" "A strip bar in the lower districts where we'll find our driver. We'll get there early enough to miss the patrons, but you should ditch the Octan colors, regardless. No need to stir up any hotheads." "Fair enough. This driver, proprietor, stripper, or patron?" AG Merchant Confederacy febRoverary by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr "Patron, a bit of a drunk, but he sobers quickly. Besides, he's the only one with the equipment we need... a H-Class beach rover with the towing capability to move heavy scrap. Anything nautical will be risky considering the lack of cover and jumpiness we've seen from MANTIS lately." "Time to move, our satellites got a hit on a heavier section of the ship and signs of life nearby." "Looks liak a bust to me C'mander, whate'er signs of life y'all pic'tup wit dem sateelites curnt've com from dis 'er rekage, dam t'ing a'redy burnt'up on reentry." "There must be something down here. Keep her running while I get a closer look." "Huh, must be one of Pombe's crew. Hey pal, you out here investigating the wreckage? Looks like you beat us to it." "Not exactly. You got an extra pair of pants? Mine didn't survive the fire." To be continued...