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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 9, 2016 19:17:45 GMT
It was after midnight... most cities would be long sleeping, but not Empire city... one of those awake, though against his will, was the young Fire Opal Chip. His dream was invaded by a monster... and he wasn't happy about it. Actually he was quite angry... right now, he was flying outside the skyscraper, otherwise he would set something on fire... he made several circles around the building to calm down before he finally flew right to Morion's office. His first plan was to dramatically shatter a window and fly inside but in the last moment he stopped himself. There was no reason to release his anger on Morion...
In the end he just knocked on the window to get Morion's attention... they needed to talk...
The Smoky Quartz meditated half naked in his dark room, just the flames in the fireplace lit the Gem Actually, the whole level was his room, office His little kingdom He was sitting in universal meditation posture; enjonying the aroma of the incenses on his left and right side; Morion was deep in his thoughts When the young fire Opal koncked on the window, the Smoky Quartz opened his silver eyes It was late at night... tho' the Gems rearly slept The Assassin stood up and walked to the balcony's door, to let in the midnight breeze and his young Fire Opal apprentice
"Good evening Chip... you can't sleep? You had a nightmare? You seem upset... come in!"
The Smoky Quartz invited the kid inside, and turned on the lights
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 9, 2016 20:06:13 GMT
Chip flew inside, his wings disappeared the moment he stepped into the room. He calmed down enough to not setting the whole room on fire. He was still quite angry though... "No, yes and I'm... I was sleeping, before I was met in my dream with that psychopathic gem from the Mansion! He just appeared, started talking about how he is suddenly your apprentice, and I have to take him to the healing shrine, so he could forgive me... he was quite arrogant... and he told me, he is working for you now! Is that true? What happened to nuking his place?"
Chip was getting more angry once he started to talk...
"I don't like surprises... like murderers appearing in my dreams, because apparently you ordered them to? What's going on?!"
He was yelling now... and the room suddenly got a lot warmer...
Morion walked to a bowl, and handed one cookie to the young Fire Opal, his favorite^^
"I had a similar, very unpleasant experience..."
The Smoky Quartz admited ad sat down to his chair
"First and foremost, that Gem is NOT my apprentice! I only have one, who was worthy and that is you Chip!"
He assured the boy
"As I said, he visited me not long ago... and tried to convince me, not to hunt him. Naturally I was furious. That Gem invaded my mind but most importantly, he tried to Shatter you! With his dream-walking ability and broken mind, that Gem is a huge menace to every Gem on Earth! So destrtoying him and his hideout was my plan..."
Morion poured a glass of whisky "Then... I realized, he was afraid. It was.. strange to see his mind, sense his deep fear, look in to his scared eyes, to look behind the macho posing, and peek behind his mask, to saw his deep, deep fear of you and me. And I asked myself: What would Chip do? What did my friend asked me to do? You asked me not to shatter or crack Gems, only bubble them. You were clear in this mater, I promised you, I will try and I try to keep my promise! So I gave that Gem a chance..."
The Smoky Quartz admited
"...after all, his Gem is cracked. Like Obsidian's Gem was cracked, and your Gem was chipped... that Gem is sick. And we can help him. His ability could help us greatly in the long run"
He explained to the young Gem
"So I made a deal with him. I will help him to heal, and in turn, he swore allegiance to Me. He will serve us, and after the Diamonds arrived, I will release him from his bindig oath... so he could escape this planet, and be free"
Morion nodded and sipped from his drink
"This way I could keep my promise made to you, I will not crack, "murder" that Gem, no matter how deeply I hate and despise him... and made sure, he will NOT invade the mind and dreams of our friends and allies. I sent him to you? Yes... "
"But the things you said... about his insane demands, his arrogance and this nonsense about that apology you owe him? Non of that is true. I guess his insanity is deeper than I tought. Actually I asked him to apologize from YOU! Or at least try it..."
The Smoky quartz shook his head with a sigh
"And ask your help to take him to the shrine to heal. Or escort him to Bloodstone, who will take him to the Fountain. He is sick and insane, a cracked Gem... and you are a good kid, a Gem with a golden heart. And the right thing is to try to help him, am I right? Not to fight, hunt and destroy... those are my way. But you always told me, you hate those methods. And you don't want to become a Monster. A monster like me... so I tried to follow your way
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 9, 2016 21:05:41 GMT
Chip took a cookie, that instantly burst to flame and burned to the crisp... he was listening to Morion, which helped him to calm down a little... not much though...
"Yeah he believe to be your apprentice... he blamed me for death of his butler... that was the guy HE killed while trying to kill me... I mean SERIOUSLY?!"
He was becoming angry once again...
"He never ONCE even mentioned the word "sorry" or "I apologise... not ONCE! He was calling me stupid and ... uhm... stubborn... like it was MY FAULT he was trying to MURDER ME!!!"
With this anger he was going to start the fire alarm soon...
"And he told me you told him, that he could shatter gems in some circumstances... and... ugh... and that if I will get in his way, he will shatter me... he is a complete psycho... murderous and dangerous... and he said he knows where the Healing shrine is... he wanted me to go with him only because you asked him and because it was the way I could pay for what I have done to him... BUT I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO HIM! HE TRIED TO KILL ME!"
The smoky Quartz rubbed his nose, while the automatic system rained water It was a short fire alarm, Morion turned it of
"We talked about circumstances, that is true... but you know me, I am not tolerate any unacceptable behivor! From nobody. I can udnerstand your anger... That Gem is a monster. Murderous, insane, dangerous... delusional. But still, a Gem. A cracked Gem. After the healing Fountain helad him? Maybe he comes to his senses... until then, our friend and allies are safe. Burning down a building is useless anyhow.. he must be far away now and already moved in a new hideout. And we don't really have time to chase a dream-walker and the luxury to endanger our innocent friends and allies. This way we are and they are safe from that Gem. And after he heald? We will see"
"Burning down and destroying everything, fighting and violence is not always the answer Chip!
Tho' this was suposed to be the young Fire Opal's line^^
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 9, 2016 22:47:54 GMT
"First of all, never do this to me again... why would you sent a gem, that was trying to murder me to speak to me in my dreams? I nearly had a heart attack... well... I don't have a heart but... gem attack!"
He took a deep breath (even though he didn't have lungs either) and continued. "Second, I promised him, that if I ever see him I will blast him to oblivion and I intend to keep that promise! He threatened me! And I take his threads seriously enough to blast him on sight!"
He sounded quite serious while saying this... and he was the one, who would NEVER say something like this... yet he said it...
"And third... I... am sorry about the carpet... and the bed sheets in my room..."
He calmed down enough to be reasonable again, hopefully. Even though he extinguished the fire with his mind, the carpet was ruined...
"I sent him to you... to visit you. But to be honest I hoped he would call you or send a human or something before his dream-walk, or do something to ask premission to enter your mind! Or go to you in person..."
The smoky Quartz admited
"I had faith in you, you are a smart kid, and you hate violance, fight and the things like that... it is a bit a Peridot-traning in a sense, to control your anger. If he would gone to you with sincere repentance, opan heart and bowed head... I am sure, you would spare him and you would hear him out, instead burning him. Am I right?"
Then he nodded
"I can't blame you tho'... that Gem gambled away his chance, so to speak, with you. And with me. I will keep my promise, and I will not hurt or hunt him, until he gives me a reason. If you see him before his Gem heals, blast him to oblivion. I warned him, you are angy and he should take you seriusly... his funeral, not mine. But please give him a chance if the crack healed.. maybe his whole personality changes with the healing!
"Carpets could be replaced... don't worry. And beds too. Hope you didn't scared Sir Reginald!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 9, 2016 23:17:18 GMT
"Well he started well... the dream was this nice autumn forest... all fiery orange... and there were kittens... but them he started to act like the biggest jerk there is... if he would say "sorry", at least pretending... but nah, he came... told me he is here just because you sent him... and I should help him, because he is now your apprentice too... then the whole I should apologise to him... and then he called me stupid several time..."
He shook his head in denial.
"I don't take demands from murderers... I will blast him on the spot if I ever see him... without warnings... without mercy... I will do it for the human he killed, the human that saved me!"
"But if he manage to get healed... and I wouldn't blame Bloodstone for blasting him, I MIGHT give him one chance... only one... and even that is not sure... but I will try... for you."
"And don't worry, ser Reginald is doing fine... he is sleeping... "
"This is a good sign, you know? I mean, he had the right idea, but insanity is a strange things, and he is cracked... To be honest I am not sure, the Fountain is able to heal minds, since non-cracked Gems gould be batshit insane and crazy..."
"But lets give him a chance... anyhow, you don't need to meet him, like... ever until he healed. After that? It is on you, I will keep my dream-walker minion on a short leash, pissibly with an explosive collar..."
He promised to the young Fire Opal Then shook his head
"I am honored you would do this for me... but don't do it for me kid... do it for yourself! It could be a step closer to solve your Peridot-problem too"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 10, 2016 19:15:01 GMT
"Good sign? You are too nice to him... he is a crazy! I was chipped, remember that? Was I crazy murdering psychopath? Oh wait, I wasn't... I think that if he gets healed, he will still be crazy psycho..."
Chip didn't like Sulfur... at all. He had more then enough reasons to hate him...
"I don't want to give him a chance... I would never do it, if you wouldn't ask me... so I give him chance... but only because of you... I might have said it already, but he tried to kill me... like actually shatter me... and he is not sorry for it... I entered his house, so I should die..."
He wasn't sure, if Morion missed this crucial point...
"Is there a chance the explosive collar could explode by accident?"
"Look Chip, this Gem is dangerous, and a crazy psycho who tried to shatter you. Trust me when I say this, I would be the happiest, if I could shatter that dream-walker with my own two bare hands! Then grind down his shards to fine dust and sell it as premium drug to the Maxicans.... "
The smoky Quartz admited
"But I can't be that selfish! Why? Why we can't go and blast that hellhole to oblivion? The answer is simple! We are now responsible for the Gems who came to Empire City to seek shelter from the Rebels, Monsters, insane experiments and basically anything you can think of! I am responsible for them as the Gem Lord and Protector of Empire City. Like you are repsonsible for the safety and wellbeing of sir Reginald, your kitten. And I am responsible for your and your kitty's saftey and wellbeing too!"
Morion shook his head "That Gem is insane and dangerous... but in the same time, cunning too! And a survivor type, who managed to surive despite the fact basically EVERY side is his enemy! Even the Crystal Gems! We could burn down his manor.. but he wouldn't be there. And Earth is a huge place for a Gem to hide... We can't afford to waste time on hunting him down, and thus endanger our friends and allies, the Gems and humans and kittens under our protection. Because his main target wouldn't be us, his persecutors... no Chip, his targets would be the ones who are important to us!"
The Assassin sipped from his drink "By giving him a chance... I am defending the ones under my protection! Like you. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Namely us. Our hate, anger and righteous desire of vengeance!"
Morion frowned a bit
"But don't worry Chip... we will have our revenge! Not today. Not in a year. But we are immortals... we will bide our time!"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 10, 2016 21:12:36 GMT
Chip sighed... he planned to fly to the mansion and burn it to ground without asking Morion, but he decided he wouldn't... he owed Morion... it would be disrespectful to do that to him.
"OK, I'll trust you in this... but please... keep that ... thing, from me... if I meet him I will blast him... without second thought or remorse... I don't forget so easily... nor forgive... there's blood on his hands... if that guy didn't sacrifice himself to save me we wouldn't be talking here today... and I doubt you would forgive him for shattering me... well I won't forgive killing that human... because only because of his sacrifice I'm here today..."
He said. He sounded little like himself when saying that... almost like it wasn't Chip speaking...
You know... I like you this... all focused, serious... prepared to fight... or perhaps even... the other thing... heh, this will be fun... you'll see...
"I will try to keep away from you. I hope that Gem understanded, if he will ever harass you, that will be his last deed alive"
Morion nodded "Forgivness? No kid, I never talked about forgivness... I will never forgive him. Never forgive, never forget! I am just tolerating him... but that Gem is dancing on the razor's edge! But maybe, after that Gem healed and willing to show repentance and regret...? Honest regret? And I could see the pain in his eyes, the ocean deep sorrow about his past deeds? Maybe after then I consider forgiveness... but I will never expect from you such thing!"
The Smoky Quartz shook his head
"It is a deep wound... and I know it takes long time to heal and the scar will never dissapear"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 10, 2016 21:58:03 GMT
"I warned him, I'm not sure he took me seriously though... I guess we will see..."
Fortunately Chip calmed down completely. Nothing else was going to burst in flames, which was good of course.
"I'm still not sure I understand you... well kinda... I just don't believe this one is willing to try... or capable of this. I'm afraid, that by healing him, we will create even stronger monster... and all that blood will be on our hands... and thanks to my brother I have more then enough of that..."
He voiced his concerns. He wasn't afraid of Sulfur himself... he was worried what Sulfur could do...
"And I'm afraid he will be shattering gems even when working for you... because "accidents happens" or some nonsense like that..."
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