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The Smoky Quartz sent for his Apprentice Waited him at the Warp of Empire City "Chip... I have a Mission for you. Remember, I told you about other Gem Lords and Ladies with their own Domain? Now, I need you to visit one of them. Chyrsocolla. The Lady of the Lunar Sea Spire.... that is a Spire, in the middle of the Ocean."
The Assassin smiled, restin on his cane A human "Pearl" arrived with a box, in the box were a laptop, an energy converter and several DVDs"
"Lady Chyrsocolla... Melody is a friend and ally of mine and she is a rare Gem! She is an artist. Capable of creating something. She is more thana battlefiled bard."
He nodded "Please, deliver this box of human songs and plays to her! And my best wishes. Now, go Ambassador Chip^^
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 3, 2016 19:25:27 GMT
And once again, he was summoned to the Boss. And once again, he had no idea why that was. This time, he had to go all the way to the warp pad. Was this another training? Well, quite soon it turned out, that it wasn't. He was going to be a glorified messenger. Yay... what a stroke of luck!
"Yeah... I remember... but why don't you sent just some pearl... or... I don't know... this Sebastian butler guy... "
He had a feeling, that his protests won't do him much good so he just took the box. It was probably much more respectful to sent a gem minion instead of human one.
"Yeah... sure... I will deliver this box to this battlebard lady... I mean... what could possibly go wrong... it's not like most gems so far wanted me dead..."
He just picked up the box and stood on the pad.
"But if I start some kind of gang war I take no responsibility... "
He said frankly and disappeared, hopefully to the right place. After all he used this thing just once before. And he was a little afraid to meet this person, so perhaps his sub-conscious sent him somewhere completely random... then again, he wasn't going to disappoint the Boss if he could avoid it. After all he had to be useful somehow... otherwise there was no need for the boss to keep him around...
Fortunately he ended up where he should. Or at least it appeared that way. He never been to Lunar Sea Spire but this place surely looked quite lunar... and spiry...
Melody had been messing around the Spire, trying her best to fix it up. It had been going along smoothly so far and was looking good on a few of the pillars. As she took a break and started messing around on her guitar, she heard someone step off of the warp pad. The Chrysocolla hopped up and noticed Chip, tilting her head in curiosity "Hm..." Melody hopped down and landed in front of the Fire Opal, looking up at him "Hello, um..may I ask who you are? I don't recall ever seeing you before, no offense. Erm...my name is Melody, that's my nickname at least. Chrysocolla is my gem given name" She blushed and smiled, guitar/battle ax in hand
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 4, 2016 4:40:22 GMT
It was looking like someone was trying to repair this Spire, he had no idea why it needed fixing and honestly he didn't care that much. It was quite nice though. His arrival was noticed quite quickly. He was met with a blue gem with... battlequitar? That was a little odd...
"Oh, hello Mrs. Melody, lady of Lunar Spire, I... uhm... I..."
He started. It was quite apparent, that he was very nervous and unsure of himself. Or perhaps just very, very shy (and nervous and unsure). He took a deep breath, calmed a little and continued.
"I'm Fire Opal, but I call myself Chip, I apologise for entering your domain unannounced, but I was sent by Smoky Quartz Morion, ruler of Empire city, to deliver this... token."
He said and showed the box he was carrying. The lines he said sounded like he was working on them for some time, not natural at all. Yet he was trying to sound as polite as possible.
Melody smiled softly and chuckled "You don't have to be that formal with me Chip, I'm fine just being called Melody. The Spire is not much of my domain, I'm just trying to fix this place up the best that I can" She sighed and nodded "I see..if you don't mind me saying, I'm not surprised that Morion sent a token to me. I was not aware that he got extra help though" She smiled up at Chip "May I ask what exactly Morion sent as a..token? Or can I at least take the box and try to open it up myself?" She was trying her best not to sound rude or forceful, the Fire Opal in front of her seemed a bit..nervous
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 4, 2016 16:47:45 GMT
"Oh... I see... sorry."
He said. Since Morion told him he is an ambassador he imagined that he was going to meet another person like he was. It helped him little to get together his composure and not being so shy. Still... this was a new Gem and he was very careful around gems he didn't know.
"Oh... well... I... just recently came to his services... kinda."
It sounded a little better then "he saved me from monster and made me his heir / apprentice". And he still suspected it was just another ploy from Morion, another form of manipulation.
"What he sent? I think he said it's some human music on CDs... oh and his best wishes."
He said and handed her the box with a laptop, power converter and several CDs. Since he lived among humans he was quite familiar with their technology and how to use it. He didn't know if other gems are as familiar with it.
"It's okay!" Melody smiled and nodded "Don't worry, you're not looking bad in my book." She sighed and nodded some more, taking that into mind as she took the box and looked inside, smiling happily. "Ooooh, this is nice! Thank you!" Melody clearly seemed happy to have the box and giggled happily, hugging him and beaming with happiness "Tell Morion I said thank you whenever you get the chance. I don't know if he told you, but due to the work that I had done as a bard, I'm trying my best to create music here on Earth the best I can. It's the best way to keep myself sane given the circumstances in all honesty" She sighed and blushed a little
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 4, 2016 20:01:25 GMT
She was looking very pleased with the content of the box, it seemed that Morion knew exactly what to sent her. She was positively glowing. It was actually quite refreshing seeing someone so genuinely happy. He had to smile, even if he didn't want to.
"I will tell him you were pleased with the gift. I think he told me you were a great artist. And that you are creating something? I might have misunderstood him... but I believe he keeps you in high regard... "
He said. He was quite nervous back then, so he might have miss a detail or two about this mission.
"Well... I guess it's good you have something to keep yourself busy with? It seems like you are fixing this place too... some of those parts are looking far better and newer then the other...."
He said. He wasn't sure what he should say and felt like being silent would be quite rude.
"I see..." Melody nods and smiles "He does keep me in high regard, heck he tends to keep any gems that are loyal in high regard. Any gem that tends to be a rebel or independent aren't exactly in...good view, depending on how things are." Chrysocolla smiled and nodded "I tend to create music whenever I'm trying to pass the time. Also, I'm trying to fix the Lunar Sea Spire the best I can. It's the place that I stayed before the rebellion happened. I was a performer and guard, it's sort of the place that I remember being at the most and therefore I feel like it's the place where I can do the most...contribution, should anything bad happen." Melody sighed, not sure what to say
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 5, 2016 15:04:21 GMT
"Creating the music must be pretty awesome... the only thing I could create is fire... though Morion is always like..."
He tried to mimic his boss'es voice.
"We, gems, are warriors... we don't learn about new cultures, we conquer them!"
He stopped mimicking his voice.
"So it's weird he would even learn something about music... well... I guess I don't know him very well yet. Well... I delivered the package, I hope I didn't cause any diplomatic faux-pas... so if you don't need my help with anything I should probably go back? I am not sure if Morion is waiting for my return... "
He said. He wasn't sure, if he was needed here, but it was polite to offer his help. After all Morion wouldn't sent him here only to be a delivery boy... or would he? Or perhaps he sent him here to learn something? He always tried to teach him something... everything had some hidden subtext or there was some lesson to be learned.
Melody nodded and smiled "Music can be pretty nice to make" She couldn't help but giggle softly at Chip's attempt to mimic the voice of Morion. To be fair, it wasn't a bad attempt. "Well I don't think you caused any diplomatic faux-pas.." Chrysocolla sighed and set the box down, looking back up at the Fire Opal "I think Morion wants you to just come back on your own time. As for him learning about music, you have to realize that he sort of..he likes to learn about whatever environment he's on. That's at least what I've understood from him. Did he tell you that his main occupation is infiltrator, assassin, that sort of thing? I think he's trying to learn about Earth and just how it works so he can pass as..normal, if necessary. That's just my theory at least" Melody shrugged and sat down on a nearby pillar fragment
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 5, 2016 18:33:47 GMT
"Yeah, it makes sense. He told me he was assassin and... and infiltrator, the whole millennia of killing and taking other being's identity all around the galaxy... it was actually pretty scary... he also scared me quite a lot when we first met... then again he saved me from gem monster so... I think it was worth it though... I kinda enjoy being not shattered... anyway... I mean I understand that he is used to study his environment for the success of the mission, but still... seems a little strange."
He said. Somehow he felt he can speak honestly here. Perhaps it was because Melody wasn't all that scary looking, or perhaps it was because he was quite nervous? Who knew...
"And... you live here all alone? This place is really nice... and feels... spiritual... but still, I would find a little... unsettling being here alone... but... uhm... I guess the silence and everything helps you with music?"
Now he was just guessing, but he still felt he shouldn't be silent and talking just from top of his head wasn't his strongest side...
"What? No I don't live here ALL the time, this is just a place that I come to sometimes when there's nothing else for me to do in Beach or Empire City. Morion says this is my domain or..something like that, I just like it." Melody shrugged and smiled "Don't get me wrong, part of me wants to get this fixed up, if the Diamonds come or if they don't. It's sort of a place that I've discovered both sides of this fight seem to respect. Every so often, when I'm not fixing stuff up, I tend to hide and just see who all shows up. Most of the gems that come always wish this place could be back to normal...hopefully that can happen" Chrysocolla sighed, looking a bit nervous about the chances of fully fixing it
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 5, 2016 20:10:25 GMT
"Hehe... whoops... I just assumed... wrongly. Guess I am not the best judge of characters. I guess because Morion said this was your domain I imagine you are here all the time, just singing to waves and fixing everything around... hehe... yeah..."
He rather felt silent. Once again he was babbling. That happened to him all the time.
"I have no idea why I'm talking so much... I guess I am still a wee bit nervous... don't know why? Perhaps because I pretty much made a wave-singing hermit out of you... "
He said nervously. He felt like he is making the situation more and more awkward so he fell completely silent. He pretended like he was watching one of the damaged pillars. Or was it really badly damaged statue? It was kinda formless...
Melody giggled and smiled, seeming to enjoy the conversation that Chip was providing. "No, no, it's alright. I hadn't considered singing to the waves in all honesty." She sighed and walked over, giving the Fire Opal a hug to reassure him "It's alright. I think you might be nervous because you're talking to a gem you're not used to being around. I could see why you'd get nervous. I was always nervous whenever I met some gems I never knew my first few decades here at the Sea Spire." Melody smiled as she stood up, walking around the place, the waves calmly lapping against the stone walls, crashing every so often "I'm more of a bard who just battles on occasion"
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