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"The highest ranking Gem on Earth is Her Majesty's, White Diamond's Grand Inquisitor, his excellency, the exalted Opalite. He is the de facto Governor of Earth. Every Gem should bow befor him and serve him, help him to keep the peace on this misrable Planet! We need Quartz Knigts to secure his rule and soldiers to keep the fragile peace! Gem aristocracy and culture, artists like you Lady Chyrsocolla! Your songs would inspire all of us!"
"There are three factions now on Earth, four if you count the corrupted insane monsters... first, the Loyal Gems. Then, the Crystal Gem Rebels. And the third? The Independents. They are traitors but not without the hope of redemption... The best would be to shatter them naturally, not risk another betrayal, but now we don't really have the manpower to hunt them down. Most of them afraid to join the Rebelion, deep in their heart they know on which side they should be... and your songs could encourage them to re-join us! Hell, I think even some Crystal Rebels would see the "light"!
"I see...I don't want to have to shatter them unless they're absolutely a traitor. Personally I see independent gems as those who are simply...confused. They've been on this planet or so long they probably forgot the morals of Homeworld." Melody shrugged "Just my opinion at least. I suppose I could try my songs and see how well I encourage them. Sadly I have to say that they don't have the biggest psychological effects but..maybe I can activate some hidden memories or just give them some good reasons. Music can be interpreted in so many different ways that I have no clue what shall happen" She smiled and hummed something to herself "But I can give it a shot, see what all occurs"
"Well, Rebellion is a crime... and Independed Gems are rebels too, just not in the Crystal Gem faction. But... see this is the important! It is not our job or right to decide who lives and who dies! that is the Governor's Her Majesty's, White Diamond's Grand Inquisitor, his excellency, the exalted Opalite's job and responsibility..."
The Smoky Quartz nodded Then ordered another round of drinks Whiskey with ice for himself, and for Meolody... well what seh wants to drink^^
"And you are right! Without our culture, Gems are lost... it is your solemn duty to remind them! Sing them about or Homeworld, about our Empire, about our Diamonds!"
"Oh...very well" Chyrsocolla sighs and smiles "I'll see what I can do, but I can't promise anything" She sips from her drink and sets it down "Even on Homeworld my music could only affect gems to a certain degree, I have no idea if I'll be able to encourage them to switch sides or not, and I'm being honest when I say that" Melody shrugs as she smiles "But it's worth a try. I'll have to keep this Opalite in mind on the off-chance I run into them at some point." She downs the rest of the drink and smiles, catching her breath "These humans always manage to make the most fascinating beverages, I'll never understand how they do it"
" I am NOT talking about mind controll Lady Chyrsocolla!"
The Smoky Quartz shook his head
"Just the Truth! Your talnet! Your music! You only need to sing, to preform! The Truth will do the rest! "
"The Truth shall find its way to their hearts! They will see... they will understand!"
He smiled "You are the expert! Tell me if I am right or I am wrong on this one! The Music, the songs have the power to break thrugh the hardest shiled of lies and ignorance! Have the power to calm them, to conquer and triumph with the power of the truths, the wisdom... to ignite the soul, and inspire us to do the right thing! Am I right Lady Chyrsocolla?
Chyrsocolla sighed and nodded, smiling a tiny bit at what Morion said "You're right..you're right. Music can do all of that, and I am quite the expert. I don't quite remember any gems that could do what I can anyway" Melody giggled and smiled before looking up at Morion "I suppose that has built my confidence up a little. Thank you Morion" The musical gem hopped out of her seat and downed the rest of her drink before sighing "I'll admit, I'm not sure if I'll visit the spire first or check out some more of the surrounding cities. After all, it would be best to figure out where a gem is, right?" She shrugs and picks up her guitar, smiling
"If you need a ride, I can call you a car... my humans love cars, big and small, but just bought a new vehicle, a motorbike! Quick and agile... I can give you a ride! If you don't afraid to ride a metal "horse". The road is ours, the night is waiting... just enjoy the speed and the rush?"
Morion offered his arm with a smile, after emptied his own glass and left some dollars behind
"But I understand, I am an unfamiliar Gem to you, an Assassin... a real bad boy with a bike and a guitar, without a shirt... "
"Oh....alright, I suppose it couldn't hurt." Melody blushed and smiled, taking Morion's arm and sighing "Lead the way Morion, I'm not that afraid to ride on of these metal "horses" as you put it" She giggled happily as they made their way outside. She eventually noticed the motorbike and looked surprised "Oh my! I can actually see why they call it a metal horse, it kinda looks like one if you picture it right." She smiled and ran up to it, waiting for Morion "So um...where exactly can we go? Any specific destinations or is this going to be one of those...random trips where we go wherever you lead me?" Melody blushed, surprised she was falling for his charms
"Have you ever ride on one? Come... I will show you!"
"Here, just sit behind me... there! And hug me... or embrace me, just hold on! There. Place your hand around my waist... Or if you feel safer, around my chest. Just don't tear my Gem out"
He winked back to the girl
"So Lady Chyrsocolla? Where do you want to be lead? If you are new in town, I know a couple of good place to stay in, and naturally it would be a honor if you would be my guest in my mansion! But an artist like you I supose have her own residency... or we could just ride in to the night, and find out what the road have in store for us?^^
"No I haven't ridden one before.." Melody looked at it curiously and nodded, listening to the tips Morion gave her. She hopped up on the vehicle and put her hands on the Smokey Quartz's waist, giggling as she leaned her head on his back "Um...I'm not sure. I suppose I'm fine with just riding in the night. Although if you have a mansion, I don't mind visiting that as well" She smiled up at him and sighed "At the very least I feel like just going around and seeing what the world has to offer. I'm still a bit new on this planet I suppose. I just haven't thought to explore" She blushed a little and smiled, looking up at the stars
It was a nice feeling, the head of the other Gem on his back and silky hair
"As you wish Lady Chyrsocolla! The night is waiting..."
The smoky Quartz started the engine with a smile
"After that, it would be a honor to be your host at my home! Well, one of my homes... I have several. Sadly, there is a War out there, and every Gem needs some good hiding spots... and bases. I am prepared for the worst"
Morion nodded "Hmm... I know a nice quite spot, far away from the Gems and humans, deep in the woods, near the mountains. To be honest, Earth is not that interesting, but it is true, it is worth to explore. for me, for the strategically important spots... for you my dear Lady Chyrsocolla, for inspiration!
"Lead the way then! You seem to be the expert here" Melody smiled as she felt his hair. It was interesting to hear the engine start, didn't sound anything like any gem technology she had heard before. "I can understand why you have several homes. Some gems are comforted if they have places like that to hide." SHe shrugged and blushed a little as Morion talked about the spot they were going to "Let me guess, inspiration for music? I haven't written something in who knows how long so perhaps this trip won't be so bad after all" Chrysocolla sighed happily as they sped off. She tried holding on to Morion's waist the best she could, although it was a bit hard at first given the speed
"Well, that would be a Gem called "Carbide". The expert. She is an experimental Gem, a scout. Another would be a Blue Zoisite, codnamed: Hunter. He is an explorer from Blue Diamond's Court, like us... or... used to be. I am afraid he become a traitor. Or an independent Gem. Not really realizing, choosing to be an Independent also means turning his back to the Empire, but not throwing his lot with the Rebels. So it is the worse possible choice a Gem could make. Alienating himself from both sides... I used to think him as a possible Ally, but since then our relationship is become somewhat cold and distant. The third expert would be a Bloodstone. She is an experiment too... or at least I think she is. An Independent who turned Hunter away from us, but not because malice or anything... she just want peace. But alas her intentions doomed Hunter and possibly others too... the funny thing is, Bloodstone really a good Gem. Not evil, not corrupt and wants the best for everybody, just... the circumstances are against her."
"I see..personally it wouldn't hurt to talk to the independent gems I suppose. Maybe convince them to join, maybe convince them to be allies. I won't know for sure until I actually talk to them of course." Melody shrugged and nodded "Agreed, let's go make some art!" She smiled and held on tightly when the motorcycle sped up, trying her best not to fall off. She didn't know exactly how fast they had been going but it was likely enough that falling off could damage her, if not poof her. "I don't want to BE lost. Don't worry about me, just focus on the road." Chrysocolla said as they kept going, hoping that whatever spot they were going to was a nice one
"No, of course not! But they are traitors... and thats the problem! They are Rebels too! As the member of the Gem Empire, heck, our race, turning back to us is a serious crime! Just because the Communication Hub and the Galaxy Warp is down, they are still have duties! One of them is, you know, loyality? To help to quell the Rebellion! Standing aside, saying "bwut I want to stay owut of diiiis..." is a horrible thing to do! The loyal Gems are strugling to keep the order and peace, our warriors would gladly shatter for the Empire and the Gems! And the thanks? Sorry, I just want to stay out of this? Please Lady Chyrsocolla, don't tell me you can accept this kind of behavior!"
Their destination was a little glade, far from the road and the eyes, in the middle of the forest, serene and beautiful
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