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There was a bar at the edge of Empire City Smoke filled bar, darts and pool tables It had its unique atmosphere
But not too many costumers... just enough to keep the business "alive" It was perfect for a little break... to get away with the everyday's rat race
There was a few guest that night At the back, on the stage sat... a not quite human
The Smoky Quartz was a tall ('Quartz tall^^) Gem (but not bulky like a Jasper or Amethyst, his kind was slender) with long grey hair and silver eyes, he was half-naked (his black gemstone was in the middle of his chest), only in a torn jeans He was sitting there - while smoke danced around him, seemingly obeying his will, or influenced by it -, playing with closed eyes on his guitar Morion played... and singed with his dark, cold voice a song called Hurt
Melody hummed to herself as she peeked into the bar. She had this knack for finding places where music was at, possibly something in her original...design, as a gem. Either way, the Chrysocolla had managed to get over to the bar near Empire City and wandered inside. Melody took notice of the performer who seemed to be playing the moment she walked in. The figure didn't appear to be human, and it was obvious he was a gem by the gemstone in his chest. She smiled and sat down at one of the tables, listening to the song, Hurt, that he was playing. Once the song appeared to finish she applauded happily, giving credit where credit is due, and her sleeves revealing her twin gemstones on her arms at the same time.
After the last notes of the guitar disappeared in the applause the smoky Quartz opened his eyes, looked around He noticed the other Gem, the girl seemed enthusiastic, happy It was a nice feeling, the feeling of the appreciation After a little smile, he stood up, taking a little break A box, a little solitude and privacy The Smoky Quartz wasn't a celebrity, while he was a good guitar player, he didn't had any fans - not that he needed any; Morion just played for the sake of music For fun To relax But another Gem was a rare sight here... so he sent a drink to the new lady in the town^^ The Assassin drink was the usual, good old whisky with ice
Melody couldn't help it, she loved a good tune and that was no exception. She was surprised to get the drink but smiled and took a few sips. It tasted...interesting. Wasn't like anything that she had remembered trying before but it wasn't bad. Once the drink was finished, she left the glass on the table and decided to walk around, wanting to see if she could talk to this mysterious gem, or at least one she didn't recognize. The gem type appeared to be Smokey Quartz if her memory served her right, it had been awhile since she had seen any Quartzes like this one. "H-hello?" Melody eventually found where Morion was and walked up nervously "You um...sounded great on the stage there, nice tune!"
"Thank you, but I am just an enthusiastic amateur... not a professional artist. Music is just a hobby of mine, and while had a thousand years or so to practice, I am just an... whats the word? Imitator? Yes, I think that is, my plays and song are just... copies. Nothing original, nothing... well, they are nothing elese, just reflections, from the mirrorr of the mind... forms and shapes in the smoke. Ephemeral, fleeting moments of wonder... before they disappear forever in the darnkess."
He shook his head with a sad smile
"It is a rare gift... the ability to create something new. I envy the artists"
"I did enjoy the drink, thank you" The Chrysocolla nodded and smiled "And to me, that doesn't matter. Music is still music, individuals like yourself just choose to carry on the gifts that people might have created who knows when." Melody sighed and smiled "I appreciate your statement. I'm quite the performer myself if I have to admit. If you don't mind me asking or pointing out, I um..couldn't help but point out your gemstone in your chest" Melody tapped it and smiled "If you couldn't tell, I'm a gem myself" She rolled his sleeves up and smiled "What did you work as at Homeworld? Oh, I should...introduce myself, I'm Chrysocolla, but you may call me Melody. Former performer in Blue Diamond's court and at the Sea Spire" Melody bows and smiles up at Morion
"Oh and I have noticed your Gem... This bar is... well.... mostly outlaws come here, or stops for a drink, before riding away on their iron steeds. I have one too... Outlaws, lone wolfs... here, nobody asks, where did you come from, where are you going... just "play nice". throw some darts, or shoot a few rounds at the pool table... pay for your drink, don't molest the waitress, and don't kill each other. So a Gem could be... a Gem here. But I think fear is a factor too..."
The Assassin looked around, then smiled to Chyrsocolla
"Melody? Strange name... well, it is strange for me at least, I think I am a bit old fashioned. Taking code names... or "names". Zerul, Hunter, Octavia, Spider... Melody... But it is a fitting name I think"
Morion nodded and sipped from his drink
"I am Smoky Quartz, from the Morion variant - Facet-7F2R Cut-8YQ; Her Majesty's Blue Diamond's loyal servant, I AM her eye... I am her Wrath! Lended for a few missions to Her Majesty, White Diamond... you can say, I'm a licensed hunter, assassin of our Matriarchs."
He smiled a bit
"Currently stranded on Earth like all of us, and leading a cute little Criminal Empire under the alias of Senor M. If may I ask, why former preformer?"
"I see...fair enough then." Melody nodded as Morion explained the bar's basic rules "Thank you, and it's a pleasure to meet a gem from the same court as me" She giggled and sighed "I say former because once everyone on Earth became stranded the Sea Spire just...wasn't as popular! Not as many gems were showing up and then...none at all. I took the warp pad and ended up in Beach City, not a bad town really. The humans there don't seem to care much if I'm a gem, only if they have music in places like this. Although I um...may have done a miniature sonic boom of sorts at one on accident a day or so ago" She laughed nervously and explained everything that happened during the storm
"Last time when I was at the Lunar Sea Spire it was abandoned. It was a pain, real pain to see that beautiful building, the Temple in ruins and empty. It was silent like the space between the dead stars..."
Morion sipped from his drink
"Then a Gem arrived, an amnesiac split personality... if you are Melody, he was Discord"
The Assassin shruged "Beach City... not bad, you are right, it is a horrible town! The base of the Crystal Gem Rebels! They have stollen the Crystal Temple from us!"
Morion growled, but calmed down
"If you are truly an artist, then your place is on the stage! To sing songs about our Homeworld, our beloved Diamonds to remind our stranded brothers and sisters where did they come from, and whats their past, their present and future! To inspire hope in their hearts and fear in the Rebels!"
"I see...I admit, I haven't visited in awhile so I wasn't aware of what kind of shape it was in" Melody sighed as she sat down next to Morion "That must've been an...interesting visit." She remembered the Zerul gem that she had met in Beach city, and the warning he gave about Morion. It was probably best to keep that in mind. "Now, let me just say something real quick. While I would not mind performing on the stage again, it's been hard, for me at least, to find ANY gems, rebels or Homeworld." Melody sighed "I could care less about what side I play for, because when it comes down to it, we got scattered like proverbial seeds in the wind after Homeworld was cut off from Earth. You're one of the first Homeworld gems I've seen in a LONG time"
"It would take several Bismuths to restore the Lunar Sea Spire to its former glory! And I am not sure Earth have any Bismuth. As far as I know, we don't even have Peridots... or servant Pearls. You are an artist, a Gem Diva... a celebrity! You should have your own Pearls, at least a dozen of them to make your wishes come true!"
"I could care less about what side I play for" Morion sighed to these words
"See, thats the problem! Ignorance! Without determination and will the Gems are lost! This is why the Lunar Sea Spire is andoned and in ruins now..."
He shook his head
"To be honest, I think most of the loyal Gems are afraid to admit their alligance... and without a strong leader, a colonial court it is not a real surprise "
"I'm not aware of any Bismuths myself, hadn't thought to look for those" Melody took that into consideration and blushed heavily "D-do you really mean that..? I mean I know I'm good and all but I never considered myself a true Gem Diva. " She looked down at the ground and smiled a little but sighed "I dunno. I mean even if we did have a strong leader, do you realize how hard it could be to form a colonial court? None of us can replace a diamond in my opinion, no one! I'm just..I dunno" Melody looked up at Morion "I'll admit, if nothing else comes out of this conversation, is it possible I could call you a possible ally? It might not hurt for the two of us to help each other at some point"
"My dear Chyrsocolla, you are a star! An artist! You should claim the Lunar Sea Spire as your domain! Recruit several Quartz bodyguards, Pearl servans.... restore it to its former glory! As much as it possible with the Human technology and tools..."
Morion nodded to Melody
"The spire should be your home, your palace, the citadel of Art and Beauty! Temple of music! Songs, dance, joy should fill its halls, debates and culture! Concerts, plays and exhibitions!"
The Smoky Quartz smiled
"A safe haven from the War, beacon of hope! And you have the talent, the rare gift to accomplish this!"
He sipped from his drink
"Naturally nobody could replace the Diamonds, but our Empire is huge, the Homeworlds is in another Galaxy, we have countless colonies... and the diamonds rearly visit them. But their presence is the important! The murals, statues, the plays, songs and everything... to remind us, OUR Diamonds are Perfect and always there to watch over the Empire! To lead us..."
"But without the hierarchy and the art of the Gems like you, we are lost..."
But the Assassin smiled
"Not a possible.... call me an ally Lady Chyrsocolla!"
"Fine..." Melody chuckled and smiled, bowing back out of respect "I'm trying my best not to let all of that stuff go to my head, but I will admit I might at least try to fix up the Sea Spire, at the very least clear up the rubble and...possible infestations." She shivered a little at the thought of having to deal with any form of insects, or monster in general. "As for getting any servants, I'll have to consider that when I get to that point" Chrysocolla smiles and sighs "Out of curiosity, how damaged was the Spire when you went to visit? I need to know what I might be getting myself into before I actually try to go ahead with this little...project, if you want to call it that"
The smoky Quartz admited "The gravitational field is still working, keeping the Ocean out, and the Spire is still standing. Most of the rooms are empty. Broken statues, stairs and fountains... shards of the stained glass windows everywhere"
"The Warp is functional and in good shape, but most of the murals and relievos are in bad shape. Without Pearls to keep them clean, slowly the salty breeze destroying them. Earth's ecosystem is basically eating away our works of art, consuming our past like a hungry beast! But I haven't met any real monsters there... Maybe they couldn't find a way in. Yet. The Shrine of the Moon Goddes at the top is intact "
Then the Assassin smiled
"If you need any help Lady Chyrsocolla, don't afraid to ask! It would be a honor to help you restore it!"
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