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It was a nice and quite evening in the M Tower Chip, the young Fire Opal was in her room Headphones, lound music, videogames, a bowl of chips Life was cool^^ From the corner of his eyes, the boy could saw a figure, falling like an asteroid... Then with a flash... Then with a flash...
...and a loud BOOM, a giant explosion shook the building; the shockwave broke the windows and the shower of sharp, balde like glass shards covered the young Gem From the broken window, Chip could saw a smoldering crater and the the destruction, flaming cars, dead humans on the streets, he could heard the screaming alarms... the devastation covered a couple of blocks around the tower
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 29, 2016 15:44:38 GMT
Tremors caused by loud music, interrupted only by sporadic sound of machine-gun fire would probably drive everyone around Chip's room crazy, hopefully there was no one to get annoyed. Morion was probably working on some terrible infernal hellmachine and all the humans learned by now to avoid Chip's room when he was playing games. And even though Chip hated violence he had no problem with blasting people's head off in games. Only the bowl of chips was untouched, since Chip was feeling a little like cannibal eating them... Right now he was getting frustrated with guy from Poland who was still refusing to die! With the proper button Chip threw a grenade his way and... BOOM!!! Giant explosion shook the entire building, shards of glass everywhere, something terrible happened outside... since the explosion ruined his PC anyway he jumped out of window, flying down on his fire wings... was it sabotage? Attack by the Diamonds? Some weird alien squid monster exploding? He had to find out...
Joseph 'the Quartz' limped to the Fire Opal when he landed His left arm was useless, blood dripping from his wounds
"Heh... don't worry kid, everything is fin... ish. More or less. The fight is over. The Boss triumphed... he is inside..."
He colepsed next to a rubble with heavy breathing, then cought Some blood
"I will be fine, don't worry kid... just... it was an unexpected explosion. But most of us survived."
He closed his eyes, while a doctor arrived
"He is inside... don't worry.... we he is fine... "
Then the human fainted But Jospeh told the turth Morion was inside The battle was exhausting.. that was clear, the Smoky Qaurtz wasn't in the best shape. He was stil smoking, and it wasn't from him this time...
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 29, 2016 16:39:08 GMT
Chip landed and was greeted by Sebastian, and he didn't look all that great... blood everywhere... Chip never saw human like that... it was... unpleasant.
"IS THERE A DOCTOR HERE?! QUICKLY! MEEEDIIIIC!!!"
He yelled from the tops of his lungs. (well technically from the top of his gem, since he didn't have lungs...) "Hold on Seb... Joseph, the doctor is coming..."
He said, even going as far as using his real name! Joseph collapsed though... fortunately some doctor was taking care of him, so Chip hoped he would be ok. Joseph was ok for a human. Chip quickly retreated back to the skyscraper, just to avoid looking at all the destruction and blood... he was greeted by Morion.
"Am I ok? Yeah, sure I am... but I didn't just nuke the city... what happened?! And why are you smoking? And don't tell me it is because you are smoky quartz, I won't buy that. Was it an accident? Or sabotage? Did someone attack us? Was it the Crystal gems? What happened!"
"Calm down Chip... everything is okay. I am fine. Sadly we had casualties. Innocent lifes lost."
The smoky quartz shook his head for the question why he was smoking
"I was at the epicenter of the explosion... but im more durable than I look. Or to be honest quite the opposite. For a moment I can become incorporeal. So... but it is complicated. The energy blast was a powerful one, and I am not going to lie kid, it will hurt in the morning tomorrow. Actually its already painful enough. Don't worry I will not poof."
He smiled But liquid light, Gem "blood" dripped from his wounds
"Several months ago I hunted down and bubbled a Crystal Gem. Now... that Gem escaped. Lady Heliotrope, the Crimson Death... a Bloodstone. As you can see, she is quite a fighter... her last attack, that explosion covered her escape.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 29, 2016 17:06:10 GMT
Chip blanked few times.
"So wait, wait... you bubbled a Crystal gem, she fought you... and then nuked the city to escape? And you survive only because you can become ghost? Innocent lives are lost... my computer and room are blasted... and have you see Joseph? Because it almost blew his arm off! Which part about that is "everything is ok"? I would love to hear that..."
This was a little too much for him. No part of that was ok. It was completely messed up!
"Oh and have you noticed some weird light sh... stuff is coming out of you? I... it... that..."
He was to distressed to formulate whole sentences right now. He needed a cookie... or perhaps vodka?
"As I said before my dear boy... I only shatter Gems if there is no other way. If I could I bubble them..."
"Me and my human Peridots designed an energy shield. A force field... based on Gem technology we found, to protect my city, my Humans... but these devices needs energy! And we wanted to use that Crystal Gem as a "battery". It is a common practice..."
Morion shook his head
"But the energy converter... was faulty. Yes, the Crystal Gem nuked a couple of blocks to escape. I am well aware of the losses Chip!"
The smoky Quartz voice was bitter Then looked his wounds
"Yes, that is "blood". Im bleeding. The explosion smashed me to a wall, that crumbled on to me... but I'm fine... like you I am a survivor! And I think I need a drink..."
"The Crimson Death is capable of horrible destruction... Lady Heliotrope is dangerous, and tho' I really want to hunt her down and punish her? It would be a disaster. She is a smart prey... I guess she is hiding in a Crystal Gem "protected" City... and our fight would devastate the area."
The smoky Quartz shook his head "So I need to lure her out... to an open field, where nobody could get hurt. But I need a plan to do that"
"Cookies and drink..."
Then came the grim silence Long silence And the answer:
"Yes Chip. Most of her victims were innocent passers-by, humans walking their dogs and young ones, enjoying the late autumn night. We were lucky, this catastrophe happened at night... but beside them, yes, two of our humans died, and several humans injured."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 29, 2016 17:53:48 GMT
The news was sad... two humans that were serving them were dead... and lot of others too... just because some stupid lady wanted to escape! "She can't be left roaming free... not after what she did... we have to find her and bubble her again, but this time she won't escape!"
He was all fired up about it. His first thought was actually to shatter her completely, but he was instantly ashamed of even thinking it.
"I thought Crystal gems were protecting the humans... not blasting them to oblivion..."
He said another thing that was troubling him deeply. Sure, getting yourself caught was terrible, and being bubbled wasn't probably very pleasant thought, but killing dozens of people just to escape? How could anyone do that... especially a Crystal gem...
"You were traveling after your escape, am I right Chip? Hiding among Humans... watched their news, walked in their cities and villages..."
The smoky Quartz looked to the Fire Opal
"Have you ever seen a Crystal Gem helping the humans? Or protecting them? Or the traces and effects of their help?"
The assassin asked quietly But not really expected any answers
"Come... I need to sit down."
When the elevator arrived to the top, Moiron colapsed in his chair He was tired
"Most of our humans have families... I promised them, I will take care of the families, generations after generations, if anything would happen with them. They are well aware of the "dangers" of serving me. Us. Or the criminal life... But it is not easy kid... they are not the first human losses. Funny, one would think, after a couple of death it would be... easier to tell their loved ones. It is not. Don't worry... it is not part of your 'job". I will handle it.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 29, 2016 18:15:13 GMT
He was travelling after his escape... and he hid among humans, watched their news, walked around in their cities... and he never saw a Crystal gem helping humans... but he heard about that. Or at least that that was the thing they did... so there has to be something true about it, hasn't it? Chip was a little puzzled about that...
He quietly followed Morion to the top of the building, then sat down in another chair, listening to what Morion was saying. It wasn't probably easy. How would he do it? Hey, sorry kid, your dad was blasted to pieces, tough luck... there was no way to say that that would make it ok...
"I don't think I could do that anyway... I could not face their families... it has to be really hard. After all those people were loyal to you, serving you to the best of their abilities... "
He was probably just making it worse so he fell silent...
The smoky Quartz nodded He leanded back, with closed eyes After a long silence the Assassin slowly nodded "About the Crimson Death... Lady Heliotrope is dangerous! Please don't hunt him. I don't want to loose you too... You are strong, and a sruvivor, but she is a monster. From the clever and cunning kind. My kind of Monster..."
Morion smiled a bit, still with closed eyes, his voice was bearly a whisper
"The road of revenge leads straight to the sun, hanging on the horizon. There are no wayside inns to give the traveller rest, there are no detours, byways or deviations. It is a long, bloody path that can only end in a grave."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 29, 2016 18:36:24 GMT
"You are starting with the lectures again... and you know I hate them... you don't have to worry, I won't be hunting this lady... I just think she should be stopped before she do something like this again..."
It was disturbing, that Morion thought of her as "his kind of monster". Chip liked Morion for what he done for him... but he was always reminding Chip about him being monster. Like he didn't want Chip to grow attached to him... perhaps for Chip's own good? Or because it was just natural for him... who knew... You know we could find her and get her, right? We are strong now, when we are together...
He ignored the voice deep inside his head. "How long will it take you to regenerate? You look pretty bad..."
He asked, since he was never injured like this before... and hopefully never will be...
"And don't worry... she will be stopped. But now, reinforcing Empire City is the top priority. We need to finish the forcefield... and sadly, that takes time. A dome-like shiled will protect our city from attacks... monsters."
"Be patient Chip... we will get her"
The Smoky Quartz primised, then came a weak laugh
"I will not poof kid... I don't have the luxury of time to rest and regenerate. I can't disappear now. Our humans needs us. Our presence! And never forget Chip, Gods can't bleed!
The Assassin reminded his apprentice
"We tell the tale of heroes to remind ourselves that we also can be great."
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