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The Smoky Quartz watched his City from the balcony, one hand resting on his cane, in the other there was a glass of whisky From his skyscraper, he could saw Empire City's harbor, the endless sea Or the City, the sprawling metropolis under his protection The butler walked to the Gem and bowed
"They found one master..." "Good... call Fire Opal!" "Yes M'lord..." "I will be here... he will find me"
The butler left, to call Chip Morion walked back to his desk Well, his humans were following rumors and sightings ... and finally they found one! Or at least it was a strong possibility When the young Fire Opal arrived, Morion stood before a great screen On the screen there was a Monster
"Hows your cat...?"
Morion looked to the kid with a smile
"Look what our humans found! Do you recognize it?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 3, 2016 9:46:03 GMT
It was a lazy day... Chip was lying on his bed and had no intention of doing anything. He felt... tired for some reason. He was using his powers a lot lately... fighting the cursed mansion was especially taxing... he was flying everywhere... and there was still that nagging voice in his head from time to time...
He was disturbed by Sebastian, who summoned him to Morion. He didn't want to go, but after few minutes he decided there was no reason to delay and came...
Morion was sitting there... looking at some monster...
"You mean how is our beloved furry emperor, his grand majesty, ser Reginald the first? I think he is great... why wouldn't he be? And I have absolutely no idea what that is... looks like some Magic card artwork... very impressive. "
The Smoky Quartz nodded, then looked to the screen
"That is my boy, is your "lil' bro'" or your "son", depending on your point of view..."
Morion sipped from his drink
"Our intelligence gathering network worked hard to locate it. Accoring their report, they searched the web and the local tabloids, follwoed rumors, tales and sightings..."
The Assassin explained "Not long after your "birth" and escape... a couple of people seen a snake. A snake made out of cables. Here, close to the Kindergarten. Several day later the little bugger slithered away, after killed two hikers... here, a couple of miles east... in the past years, time to time, this mechanical monster showed up to wreak havoc. See, there is a pattern. And every time, it was bigger, than last time... every time, the Gems, or Humans fought with it. Tried to destroy it. First it was the size of a little snake. Then bigger, like an anaconda... then even bigger... and bigger... They destroyed it, but like a phoneix, it rised from its ashes in two-four months... and returned stronger ang bigger. Its Adapted. It was made out alway from cable, metal, and scraps... and breath fire"
He sipped from his drink
"The last sighting was two days ago... and this time, it was this huge. Like a giant snake, or worm, burst from the ground.. rapaged through a little town called Las Bandejas, near El Paso"
Morion looked to Chip
"Every time, when the humans fought with it, they saw a glowing shard inside the beast. Some of them even took pictures. Here, see your self! A shard like the one in your room in a Bubble."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 3, 2016 15:09:39 GMT
Chip stayed silent for few moments after he heard all the things Morion told him. They found another one...
"So... my shard kill several people... probably even few gems... shiny... just shiny..."
He took a deep breath, this wasn't exactly what he wanted to hear. But at least they found it... so they could stop it! "Ok, I guess I will have to teach my little brother a lesson... and end his rampage. And since you promised, that the next time you will help I hope you will help this time... won't you?"
He asked. It felt like such a long time since that happened... Morion was acting a lot differently back then...
"So... what's the plan? Are we going to get it? Do you know where it is now?"
"Quite a few... urban legends and folk tales, drunken stories... according them around a hundred life lost in the last three years thanks to your "brother". We don't know how many Gems, but he shattered at least three"
Morion pushed a few buttons, old newspaper articles appeared. The frist was about a battle "the Ice Queen vs the Monster" with a picture of a one eyed Zaphire, attacking the mechanical beast with an ice beam In the second article, the battle was between the now much bigger shard-drone and two Gems, "Twins". Two Pearls with spears. The picture was taken when the steel jaws closed around one of them, and a mandible stabbed the other.
"Our humans located him in an area known as the "Junkyard".
Another picture appeared on the screen
"A valley in the mexican desert filled with junk... it is a several city wide junkyard, hills and hills of steel, cars, and anything... trucks go there to die. I think it was once a city, but then... anyhow, it is full of material for your brother to rebuild himself... He is hiding there. Somewhere..."
The Assassin watched the screen
"And yes, I will keep my promise... I will help you! No lessons, or anything like that... "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 3, 2016 20:10:24 GMT
Chip looked at with an obvious shock on his face. So much death and destruction, and all of it because of him... One hundred dead? And at least 3 gem shattered... and it was his fault...
"Well... if you want me to feel bad it worked... don't you have picture of it crushing puppies? Or eating a school bus full of kids? Otherwise I have no idea how could I feel worse..."
He just learn, that he was essentially a muss murderer. It wasn't completely his fault... it was also fault of those peridots that weren't capable of cleaning their own mess... if he would ever meet them again... last time, they got a fireball in their faces... next time... argh!
"Let's go and get it quickly, before it kills someone else! I will glass the entire junkyard if needed!"
"Chip... I am sure you think I was cruel, to show you this... but trust me, I didn't do it to torture you!"
The smoky Quartz shook his head
Boy this was hard, but the turth is always hard
"...to be honest Chip, you are a smart kid. And eventually you would find out yourself. Maybe you heard about these incidents... maybe not. I don't know. But I do know, eventually you would put together the pieaces. And I didn't wanted you to suffer... alone"
He stepped next to the kid, rested his hand on Fire Opal's soulders
"I know this is hard... and painful, but you don't have to face it alone"
His friend and menthor was there for him "Come kid... the helicopter is ready. Let's go..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 3, 2016 20:55:40 GMT
"Well I can't see how could I not suffer after finding out, that I'm a mass murderer... if I was human, I would be killed for this... or locked for like a thousand years... perhaps I would be even as a gem... it's terrible!!!"
He was extremely angry about this...
"Yes, it's hard and painful! And ... terrible... and when I get the twerp I will burn him to crisp! And then I will bubble him! And... I will frown at him every morning! Stupid piece of me!"
He said and had to hold himself, otherwise he would throw something through window... "Helicopter? Uhm... I never flew before, unless it was with my own wings... but flying after helicopter would tire me out... so I guess I don't have a choice... let's go!"
"It was a piece of you. Maybe your evil, destructive "side". Your hatred, anger, thirst for blood, death and carnage incarnate! But that shard is not you Chip! Never forget that! You are Chip, the Eternal Flame, the Rising Phoneix! A Protector! It is possible, your shard is developed some kind of a sinister sentinence..."
It was better to prepare for everything
"...and you two share a mental link. If this is the case, your borther will try to reach you! Whispers, telepathic immages... to torture you, to taunt you! Or worse, he will try to mess with your head. Not to mention convincing you, he is not that bad... you are smart, it is natural, your shard is smart too, like you kid!"
The smoky Quartz warned his apprentice
"Sadly the Junkyard's warp-pad is inactive. Or burried under the metal scraps and wrecks. I don't knoe. This is why we will use the helicopter. Your "bro'" is strong and possibly samrt too, not just a random shard-drone... so we need to be in top shape! Not tired from the flight..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 3, 2016 22:50:15 GMT
"I don't care what part of me it is... important thing is, that it IS part of me... the least I can do is to stop it, so it won't cause any further harm... but all that blood is still there because of me...and it's all because of those stupid peridots, if they only picked up the shards... stupid little triangles!"
The carpet under him started to smoke. When he was angry, he had trouble keeping his fire under control, that haven't change.
"Well, then I should use the mental link! I have my plans with the shards... and for that they can't be aggressive and evil... I'm not like that, and they won't be either... even if I have beat it out of them!"
He was quite adamant about that too. He followed Morion to the helicopter. He calmed down enough for not melting the helicopter...
"Chip... the carpet. And it is NOT your fault! It was the Crystal Gem's sabotage that chipped your Gem and caused the landslide that swept away your shards... and those stupid Peridots's."
The smoky Quartz agreed with that one; Homeworld or not, those Peridots made a terrible mistake. Theye were lucky the Crystal Gems bubbled/Shattered them, because Morion would shatter those bastards
"If any of those Peridots survived, I will hunt down them for you... so you may judge and punish them!
The assassin promsied "Lets go..."
He watched the young Fire opal
"Chip... using that possible link is very risky... are you sure? Sensing them is one thing, but tuching the shard's mind is another... be careful, okay? By the way... what is your plan with your shards? If it is not a secret..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 4, 2016 9:03:54 GMT
"Well I try to keep telling myself that, but with little luck so far... it's part of me... it's like if you would be a werewolf..."
He still felt responsible for all of this...
"I don't want to see them... I am not sure if I would be able to stay calm... last time a blasted them with fire so strong that I poofed 2 of them... and that was right after I emerged... this time I'm afraid I would blast them even harder... and the worst thing is, that I'm not sure if I would regret that... I don't want to become monster..."
He said while they were coming to the helicopter. Once their sat down Morion asked another question...
"I want to heal them of course... you said, that all shards wanted was to be complete again... well, I can relate to that... and since I can no longer made US whole together I will have to collect all of them and then try to heal them... together..."
The smoky quartz nodded "I am glad, no matter what heppened, after all that... you still a good guy, and don't want to become a monster Chip"
Moiron was proud to his apprentice
"This is why I am here kid... I am a monster already, so you guys don't have to become one"
He smiled a bit But the Shard thing....
"I... don't think that is possible..."
"Your Gem was chipped... not to much of your shards around, and you are healed. They never can be your part again... and even if the healing fountain would merge them in to one big chunk... that would be only a chunk of a Fire Opal... not a whole Gem. But... yeah, they would be at least not alone."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 4, 2016 12:28:55 GMT
"Everyone has a choice... sometimes it is easier to choose to become monster... but everyone has the choice... and I chose not to become one... and I hope I will choose it next time, this unfortunate choice will be before me... "
He said. The trouble was, that he was afraid, that he would fail if he saw the stupid peridots... his hate towards then was stronger then he was... and he couldn't get rid of it no matter how much he tried...
"And I am here to try to help you getting rid of the stupid monster thing... and one day I will... I believe that..."
He rarely gave up on something, the same thing was with his shards... they were part of him... and he was trying to help them...
"Well perhaps it won't work... and perhaps it will... the pieces that chipped were smaller then the rest... but I guess they contain the sum of knowledge I'm missing... which is a lot... so perhaps they could take a form if they're healed... Like I was... and perhaps not... but I have to try... because I could have been in that shard... the me that is Chip... and I wouldn't want to be formless shard forever... "
"You would be surprised how hard to become a monster... and live with it"
The Smoky Quartz murmured under his nose
"Get rid of the stupid monster thing? Cute... well, we will see I guess, whats the future hold"
"I guess... in theory of course, it is possible, your shards will merge in to a chunk of a Fire Opal large enough to form a projected body, not just to take over a host body. Maybe a Phoenix that will sit on your shoulder, or a fire-cat... and your shards become your "pet" or companion"
He admited, it was possible, tho' te assassin never heard of it
"And if the chunk is sentinent enough to form a hard light body, then it is sentinent enough to... nnn.... hate to say it, Fuse. To fuse with youe... and the resulting Fusion would be the Fire Opal you could have been if the Crystal Gems never sabotage the Kindergarten"
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