Orbital Station East (Scene - Complete)

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This was one of four orbital stations that seemed to be tethered by some sort of communications network that the Fleet couldn't decipher. Given the proximity to the center of the Containment Zone, it would be integral to purge whatever vile corruption had long festered atop the floating landmark of steel.

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Characters Involved: The Clockwork Colossus (@Gizmo Gear)

Notes: You are fighting atop what was once a sub-orbital station. There is evidence that the station housed some type of intelligent, cultured life at some point before it was unmade and repurposed to house a hive of xenomorphs (from the Alien franchise, just for clairty). Now, it is host to a swarming mass of these beasts, and while you'll have some support, the majority of the soldiers are planning to stay on their boats until you've done most of the heavy lifting.

Enemy NPC Characters: You'll be confronted by an entire host of different xenomorphs. The largest challenge, however, is the Size 5 Queen. This beast must be destroyed if there is any hope of pacifying the station.

Length of Scene: This Scene will last for 96 hours
Post Count/Size: 3250 words minimum
Other Stuff: Others MAY join this scene if they move along this path.

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As the Clockwork Colossus entered the orbital station, they waved to the soldiers going in things were already ominous. Quiet, too quiet as there weren't even corpses or anything left. There were marks of blood here and there, and the scrapped torn remains of various creepy androids. Though the apparent emptiness made it more unnerving even when you know there's something inside it. You just don't know where it is or when it or what comes out.

The Clockwork Colossus uses the light from its eyes as a flashlight. As CC steps carefully through the station, already had trouble squeezing in due to his massive size. As it then hears something scuttle in a kitchen area. Claws scraping across the floor. It then steps closer carefully before it hears something rummaging in the vents above it. It then tilts its head up as it goes in a defensive stance before a Xenomorph lunges from the darkness and starts climbing onto CC's foot. It kicks it off and then with one stomp squashes it.

However, it then finds out that the creature's blood is acidic. As the paint on the sole of its robotic right foot begins to melt off. Luckily its ultradense metallic structure is too thick for it to completely melt through. Yet with how much more creatures there are in this area, and due to it being designed to fight physically with melee attacks. This could be a problem with how much of the acidic blood would be spilled onto it.

The vents above give away as a horde of Xenomorphs fall onto the head. It grabs each and everyone off. Protecting Gizmo and Gadget who are locked safely inside the head for the time being. Though each time it pulls them off and squeezes the life out of another handful of xenomorphs. More acidic blood spreads across the palms of its hands. As more and more of the blood starts melting into it. First peeling off the paint again, and then slowly starts eating away at the ultrathick layer that makes up the hull of the robot

This mission was too big for it to take on its own. As it makes a defensive stance preparing itself for more Xenomorphs. It waits hoping for any assistance before venturing further into the facility and finding the creature's nest. Growling is heard in the distance as well as skittering. The sounds of more Xenomorphs swarming, moving, horrific beasts that only know to devour and reproduce in brutal ways.

The only thing they do as a species is cause death just to create more of themselves. It's a good thing Gizmo and Gadget are almost unaware of what is happening. Though they did catch some glimpses of the abominations when it was on the creature's head and looking through its eyes. As Gadget is in the middle of a panic attack. Gizmo is holding onto him gently and doing all that he can to calm his brother down.
 

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The Orbital station Bobinator and Kyle Rees expected to hit turned out much differently than expected. The two brothers Gizmo and Gear went ahead of them and hit heavy resistance from what they heard in their comms. “Gizmo! Gear, I’m hearing horrible sounds, what the Hell is THAT?!”

A loud Screeeeeee and screaming were heard through the comms.

In another life, Kyle Reese would know precisely what he was going into fighting as Col. Hicks in the Colonel Marines yet here he was in a different life as a soldier that fought the unmade AND terminators, not these whatever-the-hell they are.”

The soldier already had gone through so much as the Bobinator alerted Kyle precisely what they were heading into.

“According to my sources, Kyle, this is a Xenomorph. Mixed alien breeds and squirts acid. We’ll have to watch our step out here.”

Kyle was overcautious now as he was stepping into unfamiliar territory yet again.

In the far depths, The Bobinator makes his move into the station, silently taking one cautious step at a time trying to take as many steps as he could without attracting any more attention to the soldier/terminator duo. His red terminator eyes scan out the territory, noting the many xenomorphs around the area as “threats”. At least the Terminator’s scanner was able to read off said threats and see them before they came.

The Bobinator made himself invisible from view and held fast to its Endo plasma rifle as a few steps turned into all-out war as the T-800 quickly heard noises around the space station and noted the Clockwork Colossus in distress. The giant terminator yelled out to the other and the terminator quietly reminded Kyle that he had to sneak his way past the Xenomorphs without causing more disturbance.

As a Xenomorph skittered through the station one by one, much like semi-intelligent aliens, they made sure to give both the terminator and the Colussus hell through a collective hive-mind-like attitude as they looked to stare at both. An endo blast to an effective weak point of a Xenomorph could work but carefully.

They were scarily fast and agile and them being unmade was already pure chaos.

The Terminator would have to go the stealth route.
As the other manned robot tried to physically attack the beings, The invisible terminator’s eyes shone through the dark through its invisible sunglasses.

The Marine-like soldiers near the Bobinator and the Clockwork Colossus managed to hold off some Xenomorphs with flamethrowers, and it gave the two giant robots time to advance toward the next part of the ship, rinse, and repeat. The Bobinator was silent and waved a hand toward Giz and Gear to keep moving toward the Xenomorph Alien Queen egg or whatever the hell that was ahead.

The Bobinator let the soldiers off in front letting them ward other alien creatures off with grenades or laying sentry fire or cover fire so that the two robots could do their thing. Almost felt like a real aliens' movie crossover, right?”

For a bit, the orbital station was covered by what seemed like small Xenos. The goo was just as dangerous as the actual Xenomorphs themselves. The Bobinator shot several small Xenos, screeching and more occurred when the beasts were blown to bits across the barren former orbiting station.

“Bobinator, Colossus, Status!”

“We are busy!”

“What do you mean you- AHHHH!”

Kyle growled “Answer!”

Bobinator kept shooting down Xenos of different sizes trying not to get them in the face and at least acid onto another alien creature as well.

Those soldiers who didn’t join them were trying to shoot as much as they could at the approaching aliens with long freaky tongues but as the Xeno size grew, the battle became tougher.

Bobinator barely almost got hit with a Xeno but threw it at another xeno with its acid spitting around another one.

The station was crawling with unmade gunk and there was no telling how long they were able to hold off this infestation. Bobinator nodded as close as he could to Clockwork and told him to keep moving. They had to keep moving toward the Xenomorph Queen with few problems. But this battle was harder than Kyle once imagined.

Xenos chomped through a solider as they screamed and Kyle had to force a wince before continuing where some of the soldiers saluted with “Ooohrah, with dust!”
Bobinator growled when acid almost hit him again as a sizzle of something was heard but not sure where it came from.

Maybe a distraction could work. But what?

The Bobinator was hoping to crush these monsters with every tool at their disposal but so far that wasn’t working great. Soldiers held flamethrowers on the bigger Xenos making them screech and backtrack as a few finally started to retreat. So far the queen hadn’t shown herself to the two giant robots and the more time they spent annoying the Xenos, the more aggregated they would become.

Bobinator took a light breath as the threats near Colossus were slowing down meaning they could pull back for now until they found a safer space to take on in the space station.

He bit his tongue as he felt like he was running, trying to get Colussus to follow him for now until they could regroup in a safer space in the station.

Corpses of dead Xenomorphs laid there with acid blood around them, making Bobinator dodge the area around him until it was safe.

Ater the area was finally safe to breath for a few seconds, Bobinator looked back “The battle is still going, guys. Kyle frowned “I know, Bobinator, we have to regroup and take a breath really quick before we rush into things like that again.”

Bobinator frowned “Where do you think is the Xeno Queen in this hive, Kyle?”

The ex-Sgt worried for a second and paced in the window box.

What was even more horrifying is that the same soldier before they left got attacked by a face-hugger and had it burst out of the chest cavity screeching before the creature was put down.
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Suddenly Gizmo and Gadget got a radio call from a walkie-talkie Kyle Reese gave them after their last excursion. Both the brothers got startled, thinking one of the aliens some managed to get in until they looked at the device realizing what was making that noise. They both sighed a breath of relief. Scrambling to pick up the receiver Gizmo picks it up. While Gadget finally starts to calm down and sits down on the ground holding his legs whimpering.

"Well my brother's name is Gadget and Gizmo is my name for one, but from what I can tell these are freaky alien beasts that are filled with acid. Not the first time we had to deal with acid apparently Lord X loves using the stuff for his bases it's like he has an obsession with it." Gizmo said.

Clockwork Colossus then let Bobinator go on ahead. It was too loud and clumsy and didn't have the cloaking device that the large Terminator did. So it stood its ground as they went on ahead. And that's when they heard the screaming. Running forward the Colossus then started to see some soldiers die to the brutality of the xenomorphs. With one being impaled through the torso with one of their tails and another having their face eaten out by a pharyngeal jaw. Before it has never seen such carnage against innocent people and that only made it angrier.

It then began stomping on Xenomorph after Xenomorph as if they were ants to it. Even the small and immature ones and the face huggers. It even begins crushing the eggs. More and more acid began covering it as if it was being covered in bruises/scars as more parts of its body become discolored. By the time that it seemed that they were almost done with the Xenomorphs. Kyle was calling for them to fall back and CC got out of his rage and went with them. After finding a safe place it started to sit down.

That was when the soldiers that came with Gizmo and Gadget arrived as well as backup.

"Look at you all what the hell exactly are we up against to get you all looking like that?" one of them asked.

And as if to answer the soldier's question, a chest burster came out of the chest of one of Kyle Reese's soldiers. Before it skitters away Clockwork Colossus squashed it with a thumb as its eyes glowed red. Gizmo was the only one witnessing this and now he has been scarred for life from the carnage of that battle and also seeing an alien creature burst out of someone's body like that. He's just glad that Gadget is in a corner and didn't witness it. So if he has to bear this burden alone he will for his brother's sake no questions asked.

Without warning Clockwork Colossus got back up, and started sprinting away back the way they came. Deeper into the nest and charging and ramming through all the Xenomorphs in its path. Until they came upon her, the largest one of them all. No doubt the queen especially considering she had a large egg sac attached to her. However, they were equal in size but that doesn't mean they were at equal strength.

As the Xenomorph Queen roared in defiance she got her face punched by CC dislocating her jaw. As the queen turns to the robot she relocates her jaw with one of her hands growling in anger. She then screamed again as it seemed that more Xenomorphs began to converge onto CC. CC then put its arms out and did a spinning move repelling all of the incoming Xenomorphs and knocking them away. After which it grabs the queen's egg sac and rips it off with ease before throwing it to the ground and squashing it under its right heel.

The queen roared in pain but this also made her angrier. As it started to claw at CC with her four arms. Its armor is too tough for it to be torn through but CC then grabs a hold of two of its arms. As the queen tries to grab a hold of the arms restraining her. CC begins to tighten his grip and tries to twist the arms more. In an attempt to break or at least tear through two of her arms. At the very least it can be able to serve as a distraction until Bobinator arrives while also having weakened the Xenomorph Queen for the others.

However, more Xenomorphs begin to crawl onto CC in order to protect their queen. CC threw the queen to the side instead and began to pick off the xenomorphs climbing on it and crushing them. Before sending a springloaded punch to the queen's torso. And then another, and another, and another. It was an onslaught of punch after punch in a barrage. It was going so fast that the queen is having trouble reacting to the speed of each punch.

CC doesn't seem to care about itself anymore at this moment. All it cares about now is wanting these Xenomorphs dead. It was after all programmed to protect the lives of others. And these creatures do nothing but kill just to make more of themselves. A vicious cycle that only causes more death in return for the life of a creature that doesn't give anything in return.

All it sees the Xenomorphs now are an illogical and problematic species that must be completely eradicated. And it will not stop until it has done so. It just hopes it can stay intact long enough to be able to complete its new objective. And that the brothers inside its head will be safe. All it can do now is wait for Bobinator to back it up, and since it's sprinting rampage helped cleared a path and all Xenomorphs are now focused on him it should be easier for the reinforcements to get here in time.
 
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The screaming reminded him of gory situations in the terminator war and he winced, shouting and trying to piece himself together. Bobinator frowned “Stop shaking and get yourself together, Kyle, this is not the end of the battle!”

Kyle’s own comms were buzzing off the walls filled with echoing noises of screeching and fighting back and shooting. With the brief PTSD episode shaken off, Kyle was fueled with valor and encouragement to rush in. All he had to do was pretend he was protecting John Connor or Sarah Connor.

The two brothers were in danger, and he was not going to stand for it, but the Bobinator had the right weapon for the job at least he had hoped.

“Bobinator, are you certain that the Endo Rifle works on the Xeno queen?”

“Of course, it’s superheated plasma.”

Kyle took a deep breath and trusted the tin man to whatever happened between the two of them for Bobinator always seemed to have the answer when things were rough. He noticed the Clockwork Colossus had left the safe zone and provided a needed distraction for the two of them, his face was wrinkled with worry for both brothers. They reminded him of a time in the war when there was two brothwere,Gabriel, and Alex, both proud soldiers with a worrisome past in which they worked for the Resistance or so he thought. One brother was on their side and another brother loved to see his brother there with an irreparable amount of pride for his brother's own survival to the point to where he died, he'd do anything even fall into madness. During the war, Alex lost his brother, Gabirel and all that was left of Alex was a shell of his former self.

Kyle remembered that day well when the other soldiers of Tech-Com had a sneer across their faces while he protected Connor from Alex not there anymore and had given himself to the machines in exchange for killing Connor. Did it work and got Alex into the base undetected? Yes. Did it kill Connor? No. Kyle protected the General at the time.

Why did this memory come to haunt him at this moment? This made him worry about the brother pair and how he failed to save one pair of brothers from falling to the enemy in the past, he could save this pair from sharing a similar fate.

The Bobinator may somehow have shared Kyle’s sentiments about the brothers as the machine man felt his hand tense up in anger around the Endo rifle, seeing this battle in a completely new light. He’s not only doing it for himself, but he’s also doing it for the fate of his son, his fellow soldiers and even Gear and Gizmo.


What the brothers didn’t know about Kyle was that he had a son back on Erde, but didn’t these two have families back on the planet?

This tense flashback was coming back at the worst time for Kyle and it made him angry.

Kyle was filled with new determination and respect for their mission and how to handle it carefully.

When the T-800 finally arrived at the fight, Clockwork Colossus was in rage mode. It seemed like something had made the pair of brothers snap to see them in a fury just like this.

They had grabbed the Xenomorph queen, battering her up with his fist.

The T-800 wore a cold, completely machine-like frown on its face as it wove through the Xeno corpses with precision with little regard to what it killed to reach its achievements.

The giant Terminator finally reached the heart of the hive where the Xeno queen was being held down as a distraction by the pair of brother's giant robots.

The Xeno queen tried furiously to protect its eggs and any more from being destroyed only to be presented with her babies' corpses decorated around her and she hissed with anger.

The Bobinator eyed the fight from a distance and calculated a safe route to destroy the Queen without hitting his ally as well.

As he finally found a weakness, he slammed the Endo right at the queen as she tried to struggle and shot her. It was a direct hit. The heated plasma boiled her blood and made a horrific bloodcurdling screech. Yellow and green blood poured out of the body.

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Both of you take Major Injuries
Both of you gain +5 points
You will, at heavy loses, take the Orbital Station.

I need a resolution post from one or both of you (at least 1000 words -- you can split that among yourselves if needed)
 

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The fight kept going on, the vast number of Xenomorphs kept swarming the Clockwork Colossus. The more xenomorph blood spilled more the acid melted the body. Gizmo started to feel phantom pains from the acid. Ever since he bonded with the Clockwork Colossus he felt phantom pains before but didn't let Gadget know to not worry him. Especially when the Clockwork Colossus got slightly pierced by that Sand Golem he felt a bad cramp in that area he just chalked up to coincidence.

Though now Gizmo is starting to believe that not only do they share the pain, but if Clockwork Colossus dies they both die. Unfortunately, Clockwork Colossus was distracted and with his back turn the queen dug her claws and arm into the armor. As Gizmo started to grunt in pain, the queen began peeling open a hole in the armor. It felt like the skin of his back was being peeled off. Gizmo screamed in pain enough to echo throughout the robot and the Orbital East Station.

Gadget runs to his brother in concern but finds no visible wound or anything. Just his brother reeling in pain due to unknown circumstances. This just worried him even more. As the Clockwork Colossus kneeled. The queen was able to strike at the head even if it wasn't for Kyle Reese's and Bobinator's interference. As the queen was finally finished off but not without Bobinator being heavily damaged in the process as well.

Gizmo then weakly grabbed the walkie-talkie to talk to Kyle.

"Thanks, Mr. Reese *wheeze* all three of us owe you one," Gizmo said.

Then came the screeches of the remaining Xenomorph. The seeming hivemind roared in anger due to the death of their queen. As a whole horde was coming towards their location. Clockwork Colossus then decided to lead them away as the soldiers, Bobinator, and Kyle all get to safety while nonverbally telling everyone to go while it stayed behind with hand motions. The giant machine then leads all of the remaining Xenomorphs to the hangar. It then grasps the wall before smashing the hangar door open. As the explosive decompression begins to pull the Xenomorph's out.

Even if sub-orbital if they don't die in the vacuum of space, surely falling towards the planet at such a high velocity would kill them and cause them to burn on impact. Or the very least fall into the water and drown if they hopefully cannot swim. Luckily an emergency shutter closed down the hangar. As the Clockwork Colossus stopped clinging to the wall. It walked over to where everyone else was. Showing that the three have survived the ordeal and that it's finally over and all of the Xenomorphs that plagued this station are now gone.

They could all finally take a moment to relax before the upcoming battle. Still, this was their toughest assignment yet. It feels like they are getting closer to facing an even worse threat. Perhaps they should go back to the Medical Hut to heal before they check out the next area. Whatever their next move was at least the brothers and CC were all happy that they were able to save as many people as they could have.
 

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Some soldiers were meant to go check on Kyle and the Bobinator as the T-800 looked hurt, with acid chunks missing on the terminator's skin in several areas. Kyle winced as he felt everything the Terminator felt.

"H..eh, no problem, you two. I couldn't let fellow brothers fall to the unmade like that you know."

Kyle was hacking hard but tried to avoid the noise in front of the comms "Huc.. "

"Sir! Y... your orders!" the remaining soldiers called to Bobinator through comms.

"I order a full-scale retreat on the station."

"But sir, what about Clockwork?!"

"He's doing his own thin.. HER..k..

"This mission is complete; we wait for orders at our next location.

"Yes SIR!"

Kyle couldn't be prouder of the soliders' own bravery in these troubling times and hoped to serve with these men and women against the unmade again.

He sighed and placed a red bandana on the ground, next to the lost soldiers.

"In memory of those lost in this battle."

"We aren't the unmade or machines, we bury our dead."

The remaining soldiers paid their respects to their fallen comrades, Kyle had watched countless lives given to die to the Terminator threat and now the unmade threat. So many lives were lost and for what? Most carried unmade scars and stories to tell.

What was to become of the others out there? Would they survive, would they...?

"Terminator... Are you .. alright?"

Bobinator bent down "I have sustained injuries, but my main priority is protecting you, Kyle Reese."

He sighed, could he finally trust this terminator with his life after so much had happened?


With the dead Xenos gone, he could take a breather for once and go back to Command. He wasn't sure how much Bobinator could take and if he got hurt more, Kyle would suffer as well.

Kyle's coughing fit made him realize he needed to wait things out.

"Those soldiers who are willing to fall back and take a breather.. go with me, the others, go find the second in command and the others.

Kyle nodded "Come on, my group follow me back."

There was no time for a brief pep talk or even intros to the soldiers in the group. Right now, as far as they were concerned, they were nameless mooks.

Once they got back, they could relax and introduce themselves.

The soldiers who elected to stay behind with Kyle for a brief night back at Command grabbed their sleeping bags and whatever makeshift things as they could.

As Kyle and Bobinator headed back to Command, the soldiers headed back safe for now.

At the command post, those who survived stopped to thank the wayward Sargeant and the T-800. Those soldiers finally got the sleep they wanted for now.

Kyle could feel himself falling asleep on a table in the Command post-half-expecting the other Commander Don Isaac to chew out his butt for getting some sleep in for once.

The surviving part of Kyle's solider crew slept on the way back to command.
 
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