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[The thread is set after the events of Lost and Confused, Air Delivery and Meeting with a f(r)iend threads ]
This was a dark and rainy night The wind howled. Lightning stabbed at the earth erratically, like an inefficient assassin. Thunder rolled back and forth across the dark, rain-lashed beach The sound of the waves crashing against the rocks was deafening Yet, a jetblack marauder arrived to Bloodstone's shack, with neckbreaking speed The motorciclye stopped (almost crushed to a rock), it's driver jumped of, and rushed to the door
The human tried to over-knock and bang the strom on the door; over the roaring tunder, his voice was almost audible, as he yelled "Bloodstone!"
Octavian had been trying his best to get some sleep. With the storm having rolled in, it had made it a bit difficult for the gem to rest up and get some energy. Of course, knowing his luck, he had to get woken up in the middle of the night AGAIN. "Great...can't a gem get decent rest around here?" Bloodstone sighed and brushed himself off before walking downstairs and opening the door to see his unexpected guest. He was surprised that the human knew his name but he sighed and held the door open, helping the man inside "Even though I don't know who you are or why you're here, I ought to at least have the decency to let you inside my home. Now, what do you want?" Octi crossed his arms, waiting for an answer
Bloodstone rolled his eyes and sighed, he had just put his uniform on because he wasn't sure what threat this man had, if any. "No problem..I'm aware of how bad the weather is, don't worry." Octi couldn't help but smile as the man walked around, shaking his head and sighing "It's fine. I do the best I can. Been meaning to do some renovations actually. " He shook his hand and nodded, sensing something was possibly off "I see...that would explain how you knew how to get here. And please, you can call me Octavian. Unlike most of the gems here I'm perfectly fine with using a name other than my gem name or whatever you want to call it" Octavian chuckled and smiled
"Well... yeah. I am working for him. And it is true, Senor M have told some sotries about you guys. Gems. "
"But actually, he never told me where do you live or what is your name Mr. Bloodstone. Sorry. Octavian. Nice name by the way. Where do you get it? Nevermind... so... It was one of the columbian boys... you know, talking about everything while playing cards, or drinking. Do you have anyithing to drink? I am somewhat... nervous"
Joseph admited, and tried to avoid looking in Bloodstone's eyes
"Uh... sorry, I think.. I think it was a bad and stupid idea to come here, to bother you... but desperate times, desperate thoughts... "
"Don't remind me, I'm still trying to fix this place up" Octi sighed and smiled "And I see..should I ask what the stories were? You don't have to mention any if you don't want to. Also, no need to be nervous. I will not hurt you unless you gave me a good reason to." He walked over to the fridge and hummed, fishing out a Coca-Cola and tossing it to Joseph "Here, I don't drink alcohol or anything like that so I'm afraid that you'll have to drink that" Octi sat on the counter "Don't worry, I don't think it was stupid. As much as I admittedly don't agree with Senor M...I know him as Morion, we don't see eye to eye but I can help if needed. So just tell me, what do you need?"
"Senor M have told stories about... well, the Gems. Not too much. The War, the future... it is a bit grim."
He admited with a sigh, catching the can
"Thank you. Coke will do. And about that hurting thing... I know you will not hurt me. You are a... well what you are. And the Boss' ally. That is enough for me."
Joseph, the Quartz nodded
"Actually... this is why I am here. To ask for help. Huh... "
He rubbed the bridge of his nose
"My grandmother... May she rest in peace, was a superstitious woman. With a heart of gold. He had these... jewels. Made out of... uhm... you. Bloodstones. She belived in them. Strongly belived in the power of the Stone of Babylon. She always said, these gems are preserving health and youth. Well, she lived a full life, up to 93! So who knows, she was maybe... right"
Joseph tired to avoid Bloodstone's look
"I am a criminal Octavian. That is no secret. But I've read some books too. Like Boccaccio. You know... Heliotrope... the Bloodstone features as a healing stone in one of Boccaccio's stories in the Decameron"
Finally he gathered his courage and looked at Octavian
"Mr Octavian... my boy, lil' J... is sick. And... and I thought... so... maybe... maybe your presence, maybe your powers..."
He looked Bloodstone with hope
"I have money... or do anything, Jesus, I will even kill anybody, name anybody! And he or she is dead! I will do anything! Just... just help me! Heal my boy"
Octavian sighs and nods, listening to Joseph's story. As he listened, he couldn't help but remember the stories that he had read on humans, what they had done with gems in the past. Octi couldn't help but...well, he had to. "I'll help, and you're right, I do consider Senor M an ally, and I'll help you." Bloodstone stood up and walked over,placing his hand on Joseph's shoulder. "Just tell me what I need to do. I'll be honest, I cannot guarantee you that this will work. But I will try my best. After all, one can try just about anything, right?" He smiled "Even criminals do not deserve to go through the hell that is losing a loved one"
"How to help? You... you are a Gem! I thought, you just only need to... you know, wave with your hand! Or be there! Humans wearing gems since the dawn of our civilization! Senor M told us, you are an immortal race! There were Rubies marching on a battlefields of the stars way before Humans climbed down fomm the trees! We named our jewels after you guys!!! Not the other way around... or... or... at least I think so. So everything we belive and "know" about the bloodstones, their healing and protecting powers and so on, must come from you guys! From the Gems for God's shake!"
Bloodstone sighed, blushing heavily as he looked at the ground. "I understand..actually, I do have an idea. It just might take some time. Can you give me an address of where your son is being kept? I know that humans keep their sick in...hospitals" He tried to remember the term used "And I know everything about that, trust me. I just..I think I have to get something that might help. Or go find something. I'm not going to leave you alone, but I need time." Octi knew he had to go see Morion now, he was really the only one he could get on short notice like this, ESPECIALLY when this guy just happened to work for him
Joseph the Quartz tried to remain calm With a little success
"I am... I am greatful Octavian. Really. He is in Empire City's best. His mother with him. Working for Senor M is... Profitable. I can afford it. But I am still on the wrong side of the Law. I do the work, they get the money. My family. But it is still not enough..."
He shook his head
"'kay... so you have an idea. thats... thats cool. You don't need to stay with me... I have work to do. Senor M is... "
Joseph walked to the window
"He's like fire and ice and rage. He's like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He's ancient and forever... He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe... And... he's wonderful."
He turned with a sigh
"But still, he is the Boss of the Bosses. With expectations. I have to go now... "business". But thanks anyway. Sorry to... uhm... to waste your time Octavian. It was just.. just a crazy idea, a maybe... but... but I was a fool... not your fault! Please don't misunderstand... I know, If you could, you would do something! You are a good guy... er... Gem. And thanks for the coke!"
But it was time for him to go (unless Bloodstone stops him for anything)
Octavian sighed, admittedly not sure what he could do to help. But he walked up and gave Joseph a hug "I promise I'll do what I can, don't worry. I'll let you see your way out, I gotta travel either way this goes. Stay safe!" Octi quickly wrote a note for Hunter explaining the situation, signing it as Bloodstone before brushing himself off. With that, Bloodstone shifted into Octavia as they ran outside before giving herself wings and shooting up into the sky, electing to stay mostly "human" in this form instead of the hawk form she used previously. The storm was rough, lightning flashing across the sky and thunder booming, shaking her to the core. However, she was still able to make it to Empire City safely but nearly collapsed when she landed inside the gates of Senor M's mansion. The storm had taken out most of her energy, trying to stay on course and not plummet to her untimely demise
The good old Mansion Same old security As she aproached, several bright spotlights lit the winged Gem on the sky The human Quartzes, as Moiron liked to call his thugs, surrounded Octavia, those painfully effective guns was ready to fire!
"Hey! This is that Gem dude! The one we gunned down!" "He is a she now..." "I have seen him... her before here! Senor M told us not to shoot Bloodstone, nor that little guy, Hunter"
Slowly, they retreated, one of them accompanied Octavia to the Mansion, where the Butler took over, gave her a towel
"Senor M is in the training room senorita Octavia... do you want to wait in the living room or do you want to visit him there?"
"I can visit him there...thank you." Octavia smiled as she was helped inside. She made use of the towel and dried herself off "I recall how to get there, do not worry. I'll be fine on my own." She hummed as she walked through the hallways and made her way down to the training room. Octi was already blushing a little, recalling how she had acted last time she was at the mansion. Eventually, she found her way into the training room, a bit of an upgrade from what was at the shack but it was still impressive. "Morion, my smokey quartz friend, I'm baaack~" Octavia walked over and hopped on Senor M's back, hugging him and sighing before slipping off
The Smoky Quartz was in the his humanoid form, the one Octavia seen last time when she visited her Assassin "friend" He was in the middle of the training... the poor punch bag that hanged from the ceiling never had any chance^^ When Octavia hopped on him, the Assassin reflexively toyed with the idea of "blinking", becoming smoke for a moment, then reforming, so the girl would pass through him... but that would be cruel
"Missed me my dear Bloodstone? It is a bit late... we are in the middle of the night! Not that is matters... since my Humans are working day and night... actually, they are mostly nocturnal criminals"
The smoky Quartz smiled
"Or let me guess! Hunter sent you...? Lost my helicopter? Pilot? Both?"
Melody: Hi! Yep, that is true
Dec 30, 2019 10:51:32 GMT
Melody: honestly the site is not very active, but I try to make sure that every new player is doing okay
Dec 30, 2019 10:52:55 GMT
Melody: so feel free to message me here or on the discord if Njrk (the owner) is not answering
Dec 30, 2019 10:53:30 GMT
Melody: Also, you have got a decent app Chatoyant. I don't think you will have problems with being accepted. I am only not sure about your weapon, in the show it was very op, Njrk will have to take a closer look
Dec 30, 2019 11:07:42 GMT
Melody: It might also be good to state if you made the art for your Aquamarine or not
Dec 30, 2019 11:09:33 GMT
Fulgurite: Always wonderful to see new users. The shoutbox is still somewhat in use but the more reliable chat is the discord channel. But either way, welcome to the site.
Dec 30, 2019 11:29:49 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: Thank you! Yes, that's the thing I'm still unsure about as well. I tried looking into other tractor beam and levitation based abilities that have been approved on this site and modeled and tried to nerf mine based on those. Will have to see!
Dec 30, 2019 12:58:23 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: Ah, and that's true. The art's mine, could go edit that into the app before I forget. x)
Dec 30, 2019 12:59:32 GMT
Melody: I think it is good. Njrk already said it in chatbox that he is pretty busy, but I will try to inform him on discord about your app
Dec 30, 2019 13:08:05 GMT
Melody: I have got an idea. Njrk in some threads suggests that abilities/weapons could have a cooldown. It could be a nice way to nerf your weapon, but not too much. For example, maybe after using it in 2 posts it will shut down on its own for one post?
Dec 30, 2019 13:15:38 GMT
Melody: it is just a suggestion, I really don't know what Njrk will say about it
Dec 30, 2019 13:16:43 GMT
Melody: time measures, weight and stuff like that are nice, but they don't always transfer well into the roleplay. Time is especially a tricky part, that is why we usually use posts instead
Dec 30, 2019 13:20:04 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: Understandable that people would be busy around this time of the year, I don't mind if I have to wait a little. A cooldown could be a good idea if it's deemed that the weapon could use a little more nerfing. I'll keep that in mind!
Dec 30, 2019 13:31:27 GMT
njrk97: Ill try and look at it tomorrow, but yeah the gem wand presents some issues, its sorta why i avoided the more modern gem tech on the site IE widespread Destablizers. Like they exist but since Pink is not Dead the Resource issues and tech focus of Era 2
Dec 31, 2019 1:08:37 GMT
njrk97: has not become that prevalent.
Dec 31, 2019 1:08:54 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: I'll try to make some adjustments beforehand. I’ll let the original description stay as it is so you can read it but I’ll send some notes to you so that you don’t have to start from a scratch.
Dec 31, 2019 4:25:34 GMT
Flurry: I knew that was coming
Jan 15, 2020 3:05:39 GMT
This Roleplay is a prequel to Steven Universe to an extent with some slight retconing and its own progression to the story that will turn out differently to how stuff plays out in the show.Thanks to the message by Rose Quartz several gems are rising up to protect Earth and have labelled themselves as the Crystal Gems. Others on earth are remaining aligned to Homeworld though despite the isolation of Earth from Homeworld
All gems on earth are still stranded, the communication hub is still offline and all the space warps are shattered, it has now been revealed that this is the work of Rose Quartz and her small group known as the Crystal gems. They have rebelled against Homeworld and have chosen to protect the Earth (Trapping themselves on Homeworld to keep the warps down).
Now both sides are fighting among themselves along with fighting against the 'Corruption' a virus is infecting many gems turning most of them into mindless monsters, but those with a stronger will seem to becoming something more sinister.
The Game has changed now. The question has finally been posed, are you against Homeworld or allied with them. Or do you have your own agenda that may or may not been assisted by the ‘Corruption’. Regardless the seeds have been placed down and although it is only the beginning the fight for or against Earth and the corruption has begun. The choice is yours for how it is shaped on the Original Steven Universe Roleplay Site.
Orginal Opening Plot Here Thread That Changed Everything
Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
*Thanks to Rose Quartz' message the Gems on Earth are entirely aware that the Homeworld Gems intend to wipe out the human race.
*The "corruption" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*Garnet, Pearl and Rose are assumed capture on Homeworld
*Garnet,Pearl and Rose broke the space warps to delay Homeworld
*Thanks to Roses Message gems now know what the Kindergarten was used for