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Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Oct 1, 2016 20:35:40 GMT
Gaspeite was wandering at the edge of Empire city, not too close to the city itself, but the was leaving more in the direction of the suburbs because she was quite the big green giant, and still not too far. When you look at the stars from 'under the city', everything disappears! It must be all that light from the human residential buildings, 'What a waste.' she thought. She taps on her screen as she observes the surroundings, sometimes looking over at the tall buildings. It was a good opportunity to pass her time to learn about the life on Earth, even though she cared so little about it, it's her Peridot side that wanted to learn more.
"Log date 09 - 10 - 28, the human city is overcrowded, waves of humans seem to flush down these walking ways. The sun is Three-fourth into it's descent, I overheard humans talk about "end of work", which might be refferencing shifts? So far haven't met any other gems in the city, but it might be because I try not to draw attention, these humans are easily frightened by my physical appearance. I wish to see Quartz, Rubies, or anything, but just a gem from our Homleworld which is still loyal. Oh, last point, it seems that the human build incoherently their living monuments, the main city has very tall ones, and these ones on the edge of the taller ones look more like big unmotorised ships. Gaspeite out.
She closes the recording, and continues to walk around examining everything with her visor, scanning around swiftly if there was a gem amongst the couple of people exiting the city.
While she least expected it, her tall figure seems to attract attention as a voice comes from behind her.
For some time now Sassy sort of lived in Empire city. It was a bit difficult to call it living given the low requisites for gemstones to stay alive but it was a presence none the less. In her attempt to merge into society she emulated more and more of human behaviors. This while fun also proved a quiet demanding challenge of constant activity and mindfulness of her surroundings but was still better than the maddening loneliness of hiding on some forsaken by fate forest. To rest from those challenges she would sit down in the quietest parts of town - various locations in the outskirts - to take a breather. One of the human past times she grew to like a lot was gaming. Various digital entertainment applications not common at all on homeworld, which probably didn't include the word for "entertainment" in it's dictionary at all. Would you have guessed it during one of those breathers right after she lost another life on her handheld console, Sassy looked around to notice a gigantic gem fusion walking about the place. Well gigantic was a bit of stretch given that it was about what? Two meters? Very occasionally humans came in that size though that might have been based on where they are from. It was still quiet a bit more height than Sassy had and double the arms. The pink pearl started to sweat a bit thinking to herself "okay, how do I not get involved in anything? I wasn't noticed. If I move now will that be suspicious?" but then she realized "Wait, I look like a human. If I just sit here she might simply walk by me. Let's keep playing." she decided pushing the screen closer to her eyes and losing a lot of quality in her gaming performance.
Seeing another gem in the buzzing crowd of humans, A khaki colored gem wearing a trench coat and fedora approached Zriph. "Greetings! It's nice to meet another gem. I am Flint, but some of the primitive lifeforms here call me 'Rocky'." he said calmly as he offered his hand for a formal handshake. "Mind if I ask, but what brings you to this place? Now, you might ask me the same thing, but I am investigating the reasons why Homeworld lost connection to Earth." he said. He takes out a small notebook and a pen out of the pocket of his trench coat. He was ready to jot down information from Zriph. "Now, do you bear knowledge of where the communication hubs are?" he finally asked.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 1, 2016 21:26:51 GMT
It was few only few days since Chip moved to the Empire city and it was still as impressive as when he saw it for the first time. Those humans surely knew how to build with grandeur. Since he never saw homeworld, he had nothing to compare this with. He was just strolling through the city, with his hoodie nobody gave him second look, he was just one of many humanoids who were going somewhere. He knew how to blend in perfectly. That couldn't be said about that green 4 armed giant he saw. She was as subtle as the Matrix. He haven't seen any other gems here in the city, except of Boss and his partners. And she wasn't alone... he had no idea what was going on, but he wanted to find out so he decided to check it out, covertly. After all, boss might be interested in gems strolling through his city... what if they were the rebels! He came as close as he felt was enough to listen, yet not so close to be suspicious. After all he was just a mere human child... what gem would pay attention to him... at least that was his plan... the problem was that his plans usually went horribly wrong...
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Oct 1, 2016 21:53:17 GMT
Extremely confused about the thing happening infront of her, Gaspeite really uses her 2 minds to decompose the things happening. Getting her attention broken from what she was thinking, a gem as tall as a quartz just casually apeared infront of her, asking Gaspeite god knows how many questions in under a minute.
When he reaches out with his hand, Gaspeite doesn't understand the motion and rather does a Diamond salute, leaving Flint hanging unwantedly.
"What!? She says with a shocked expression, having taken a step back because of it. You are a flint, one of the quartz soldier kind?
I know why we can't communicate with Homeworld, it's because the communication hub is destroyed and we don't have any form of repair power! It is literally one of the reason why everyone's stranded on Earth."
She kind of felt aggressed, not physically but just by the fact that the gem just went to her and started asking her questions like it was a interrogatory. Gaspeite takes out a small version of her screen that she operates with her lower-left hand as low as she can lower her arm.
Being a bit offended by the fact Zriph did not take his offer for the handshake, he shrugged it off and did the diamond salute instead. He also jotted down the information that she provided him. "Sorry. I got used to human customs here. And yes, I am a flint quatrz soldier, but I am a bit better than the average flint quartz since I was recognized by Yellow Diamond for my skills in the field of investigation, and was sent here on a mission. So, one more question before I dismiss you. Do you know who is responsible for the destruction of these important gem structures? If we cannot fix them, then the least we can do is capture those responsible." he said as he gets ready to write in his notebook again.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 3, 2016 18:43:17 GMT
He listened to what they were saying, but it wasn't anything interesting. Just some thing about investigation, catching the people who sabotaged something... at least it seemed, that they were loyal to the Diamonds, which meant, that they were on the same side... in a way. Chip wasn't all that loyal to the Diamonds, but he was loyal to the Boss, who were loyal to them. Perhaps they could be of some use to the Boss... it was worth looking into. And if they somehow spot him, he could always reveal himself as a fellow gem. But right now it was safer to observe... after all most of the gems he met so far were quite against imperfect gems... and he would rather not find out the hard way what is their point of view...
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Oct 3, 2016 20:15:51 GMT
Gaspeite seemed put together when she answered calmly to the Smokey Quartz.
"I know the rebels did it, who are called the crystal gems, but I have no idea where they are, and I don't really want to have business with them. Also, nice to meet a Homeworld compatriot here. If it helps with your report, I am fusion Gaspeite, Facet-EF5A Cut-0FE.
That smokey Quartz in Empire City, you could maybe find him, he usually roams around the city, he could help you with a few more details, but the big painting is that the Comms relay and the pads were broken by those Crystal Gems.
Anything else? she says as she takes a look around after she finishes talking.
The jasper sat on a hill, overlooking what the humans called 'Empire City'. She had seen it a few times before, but never at night. The golden lights of the city drowned out the twinkling stars she saw if she looked towards the outskirts of the town. She shifted her gaze back to the city's nighttime glow when she saw something that looked vaguely inhumane, a ways over. Bumble hopped the fence she had been leaning on and trod into the forest in order to keep her distance from her discovery. What is that? she thought to herself. Going against what her conscience was telling her, she decided to stroll a bit closer, in order to get the best view. However, her vision was mainly blocked by a large green figure, which she presumed to be a gem A fusion!?!?!? Must be a meeting of Crystal Gems. Ought to be good. Bumble kept her back to the tree and attempted to listen to any conversation that may be occurring.
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