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Bumble wandered out of the forest she had been in for so long as she approached the rolling hills before her. They were covered in all colors of wild flowers which swayed in the breeze as she walked amongst them. As she crested the hill, she could see a warp pad in its valley. The Jasper looked on the hill before finally sitting down to watch the loose flower petals float in the breeze. Her short, dense, mustard hair flapped slightly in the moderate breeze as her attention turned to a honeybee pollinating a small Daisy nearby. She watched as the bee's legs began to turn yellow with pollen before the bee moved to another flower. Eventually, Bumble lost sight of the bee and decided to look at a mountain range in the distance.
Post by Moonstone (The Silver Knight) on Aug 22, 2016 16:28:22 GMT
In the distance, someone slashing through dense foliagery can be heard with some music playing. The song is called "Boomerang" by Bassnectar (my main theme). Soon, a silvery gem with dark, silver hair that isn't too long appears and sees another bumblebee type gem. He approaches the gem from behind and decides to talk. "Hello there! What are you doing all the way out here in a place like this?" he said. "Wait, I almost forgot to introduce myself. I am Moonstone. I was the former head of the enineering and research team that Blue Diamond arranged to optimize the way we colonize planets, but knowing that colonizing planets would destroy all of its native species, I destroyed all of our research and fled to Earth to protect it." he said.
Bumble's back went rigid as she lept to her feet, spinning around and summoning her shield to face the Moonstone, who had exited the forest and suprised her when he had decided to greet her. She kept her stance rigid as she stared at the newcomer, keeping her shield up as she introduced herself. "You already know I'm a Bumblebee, so what's the point to introduce that?" She decided against giving anything else about herself away, lest he still be associated with Homeworld, despite saying that he would protect it. He could be lying after all. Plus, I barely know him. How am I supposed to trust him? she pondered to herself. Bumble put one foot behind her and shifted her weight to it, just in case Moonstone turned hostile.
Post by Yellow Peridot on Aug 22, 2016 16:58:21 GMT
Yellow Peridot scratched the cold hard wood, making a clean claw mark onto it. The Earth's nature was nothing like homeworld, but she hated it either way. Too many of these long colored stalks of wood. The green mush covering the sky. She finally knew why the diamonds cared so little about it. She had patience about this planet, though, and the kindergardens met perfect conditions, maybe it matched her kindergarden, but she highly doubted that. She was the perfect Peridot, and no kindergarden peridot or any other gem could match the perfection that her gem did.
Yellow Peridot finally saw two gems in the distance, and began to walk towards them, but instead hid into a nearby shrub. She had left most of her tech in her ship, but she had some with her, including a little something that would be perfect to destroy these gems with if they were to go hostile on her. She listened into their conversation, as she slightly grinned.
Fearsome Warrior and Technician of Yellow Diamond.
Post by Moonstone (The Silver Knight) on Aug 22, 2016 17:00:49 GMT
"Hey, hey. It's okay. I won't hurt you, not unless you attack me." Moonstone said calmly. "Sorry for sneaking up on you like that. Homeworld gems are looking for me because of me sabotaging their research. If they find me, chances are, I am gonna be shattered. Also I am a Crystal Gem. A peotector of Earth." he said. He then took a step back and realized his music was still playing on his new holographic watch. He turns it off and looks at Bumblebee Jasper in a calm manner while fixing his hair. "Earth music is really great! They have a HUGE database on their World Wide Web! The humans call it the "Internet" for short. It isn't too impressive though..." Moonstone finally stated.
Bumble desummoned her shield and responded to him "Nice to know. If I was on better terms than I am with Homeworld, I would've attacked you by now and reported you to my platoon." She leaned back farther onto her back leg. Despite him seeming relaxed around her, she didn't trust this. It was easy to see that she still had a Diamond insignia on her suit. If he really was a Crystal Gem like he said he was, he would've attacked her. Her stare was rigid and calculating as she kept her eyes trained on him, waiting for any sign of aggression, which would leave her a moment to attack. The Jasper's lips were tightly pursed together, as if she had tasted a citrus of a sour nature.
Post by Yellow Peridot on Aug 22, 2016 17:42:01 GMT
Peridot formed an annoyed expression when she realized the Bumble Bee Jasper wasn't on the side of homeworld. And to think, she was such a good example on homeworld. She was the main focus of propaganda there, and for her to switch sides was a large dishonor. Peridot had a bad taste in her mouth when she realized that she was a crystal gem. And the other, a Moonstone, a technician like she was. It was unclear whether or not a Moonstone was higher or lower than a Peridot, but she was used for war and for fixing advance machines, so she was sure she was higher than him. But it seemed he did something that was illegal on homeworld.
Both of them were criminals, and he confirmed it. This information was gold to her. She would've had these two poofed and sent back to homeworld on her ship, but she figured she would stay hidden. It would be difficult for her to take out both of them, but it was possible, as she was a powerful combatant."You two will be imprisoned in homeworld soon." She whispered as she took out her pistol. This human tech seemed to pierce gems, and that would happen if she took them by surprise. But she only put it to her side. Patience was key, and a surprise attack would be preferable.
Fearsome Warrior and Technician of Yellow Diamond.
Bumble scoffed at the Moonstone as she descended the hill whilst thinking to herself If he follows me, I'll attack. I've had enough of his senseless yammering. As if I'd ever even use this 'Internet' . A technician like himself should be brighter than this! Truly disappointing. As she reached the valley, she noticed small tendrils snaked across the warp, as if it was part of the ground. This warp is useless, not that I'd even use it. She looked back at the top of the hill, her eyes searching for any sign of herself being followed down. She had deemed the other gem as no threat to herself, Despite being ready for an attack from him. She was confident now that he wouldn't attack her unless provoked, which gives me the advantage. a smirk rose to her lips as she continued to anticipate wether the Moonstone would follow her or not.
Post by Moonstone (The Silver Knight) on Aug 22, 2016 21:25:10 GMT
Moonstone follows Bumblebee Jasper. "That was rude. And what you did, just scoff and walk off, that is not a way to end a conversation politely." Moonstone in a condescending manner. He notices the warp pad. "Oh? You found a warp pad. Why would there be one placed out here?" He questioned. "Seems like nobody has used it in a while. Not for a couple of centuries, give or take. It would be nice if I could access our database, but I must put up with this 'Internet'." Moonstone said as he scoffed. "So, what are you doing out here? Is this warp pad what you were looking for?" He asked as he started growing suspicious of Bumble's smirk. "Why are you smiling? Are you up to no good?" He asked as he summons his claymore.
Bumble tighted her hand into a fist as she heard him follow her down the hill, his voice becoming closer with every step. She turned her head towards him when his tone became condescending. She saw his large claymore and her smirk dissipated quickly and was replaced by a look of disgust. "Foolish gem. You're really in for it." She lept in from of her, forming her molten spindash. She sped up the hill, shooting vertically into he sky. Keeping herself in the ball, she plummeted back down to earth and proceeded to speed in a spiral leading down to Moonstone, each circle becoming tighter and tighter as she neared the condescending gem. As she spun in her ball, it produced a glowing honey color.
Post by Moonstone (The Silver Knight) on Aug 23, 2016 1:14:06 GMT
"Well, it gonna be THAT way huh?" Moonstone said. This is my first fight. I have no experience, but I must try to remain confident and make it seem like I know what I'm doing thought Moonstone. He then goes into a bad battle stance. "Now I don't wanna do this, but you leave me no choice." He then uses Light Manipulation (Adsorption) to make a small dome of darkness. It even neutralizes the light given off from Bumblebee Jasper's fire. "I don't know why you are attacking me, but I think you want to get poofed" He said cockily as he precisely stabs the ball with his claymore. "I told you, I don't attack unless you attack me." he finally stated.
Bumble's spindash met the lunar clay more and as she spun, the sword was deflected below her spindash, due to her quick rotations, dissipating the weapon. As a result, the spinning ball of orange fury hit Moonstone in the chest, and proceeding to bounce off and unravel, leaving an impact on his chest, and revealing a scratched up Bumble. "I'd have thought a technician such as yourself would know simple physics! You must be dafter than I thought!" She laughed heartily before summoning her her shield. She put the translucent honeycomb in front of her as she began to circle her opponent. "And as a rule of thumb, you should never tell a new gem exactly who you are, How dense do you have to be to even do that?" She questioned him, awaiting his answer.
Post by Yellow Peridot on Aug 23, 2016 3:06:46 GMT
Yellow Peridot got tired of waiting and decided to do something. She thought since this Moonstone was more of a criminal than this Jasper, she pardoned her of termination for now. Peridot moved from her hidden position till she was behind a large tree, where she would be harder to spot. She pointed her gun from the side of the tree, trying to find a clear shot where she could. She turned her head to see Moonstone's position. She then shot two bullets at Moonstone and moved quickly, but scraped the tree with her claw, leaving a clean swipe on the bark. She sneaked over to another shrub on the opposite side on where she was. She was supposed to be an elite, a hunter. She was created for sneak attacks like this. Hopefully she wouldn't be caught so easily.
Fearsome Warrior and Technician of Yellow Diamond.
Post by Moonstone (The Silver Knight) on Aug 23, 2016 3:44:38 GMT
The impact of the spindash knocked Moonstone off his feet and one of Yellow Peridot's bullets whizzed past Moonstone, but one of them hit his right arm, the one that he uses to wield his claymore. "GAH!!! MY ARM!!! Whatever, I just reacted. I calculated that and thought the serrations on the blade would act like a saw when it got stuck in the ground and your spinning and momentum would allow it to cut right through you. There is a threat out there, and we must find it, NOW!" said Moonstone as he holds his right arm. He hops to his feet and told Bumblebee Jasper "I am not gonna wait around for us to get shot, so you with me r not?"
"Well I think whoever is out there seems more intent on shooting you, so I'd rather do my own thing." She responded coolly as she charged him with her shield. She performed an uppercut with her shield before stepping back and positioning her shield in front of herself. Whoever has that gun seems to need some work with it. Though I'd rather not be shot, who I should keep moving. But at the same time I want to see what he does next. I'd rather not think about what would happen tome if I'd have been in his place. Tch, Bumble shifted her weight onto her back foot and started walking backwards up the hill.to better anticipate any attacks that may come her way.
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