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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 20, 2017 21:30:06 GMT
Chip was standing near a warp pad, that was seemingly just in the middle of nowhere. This place might have been one of the first colonised spots on Earth, but it was abandoned for a long time. There were ruins of some gem structure and also overgrown old colony ship, that was probably long forgotten. Chip discovered it completely by accident, but he thought, that there might be something interesting inside. And because it could be boring and dangerous, he texted Flurry, if she didn't want to help. After all this might be quite dangerous mission... and if she still wanted to make a good impression on her team, she might wanted to go. But he was waiting for some time and still nothing, perhaps she had some missions on her own? Or she was busy...
Flurry followed the waiter into the restaurant quietly. Looking around the restaurant was Japanese and very traditional at that. Japanese tapestries and paintings were all over the walls, but unfittingly J-pop music blared from the speakers. She bobbed her head to the beat as she read the menu, a smile on her face for no reason. She began to peek over at another man eating, looking at his food. She didn't know what the food at the restaurant was called or even how to read the menu, but she decided to order what that man was having, it looked good.
"What will you be having young miss?" The Waiter asked with a bow. Flurry was confused as to why he was bowing, but proceeded to order.
"Uh, I`ll just have some of that delicious green icecream that he's having!" The waiter smiled and assumed that Flurry was telling a joke. In a short time the waiter returned with a plateful of wasabi sauce.
"Anything with that miss? It's quite a lot to go by itself..."
"No I'm good thanks." Flurry said, confused at what he meant by adding things to the icecream. She took a huge bite of the wasabi and examined the flavor. It was not Icecream. Flurry bolted to the bathroom as fast as she could, bumping into people and flipping chairs over. When she reached the bathroom she put her head in the sink and let the water from the sink pour into her mouth. After a few minutes she had recovered, her phone was ringing.
"Hello? This is Flurry!" Flurry said, having to specify the speaker as it was a public phone used by several crystal gems.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 21, 2017 6:17:46 GMT
After waiting some more time, he just decided to call her directly. She could miss the text completely or perhaps it got lost somewhere. Those human technologies were useful, sure, but not exactly flawless. But after few second he picked up.
"Hey Flurry, Chip's here. I texted you few hours ago... I though you might like to go to another dangerous mission. I found a lost colony ship, nobody was here for decades if not longer and I want to check it out. But I could use some backup... and friend to help me. Are you interested?"
He asked. He should have call her at the beginning, it was much more reliable then texting... There was always the possibility he just messed up and sent the text to a wrong person... whoops.
Flurry was relieved that it was someone she knew, she often didn't know how to react when a crystal gem she had never met picked up. Fortunately that was not the case, it was Chip. He had said that he wanted to go on another mission with her sometime but she never expected it to be so soon. He may have just been trying to get her excited, but he specified that the mission was dangerous. Flurry didn't like danger as much as anyone, but a difficult mission meant a chance to prove herself. The Fact that Chip even invited her on this kind of mission meant that he trusted her. She couldn't let him down.
"Sounds great chip-...huff....I`ll just... track your phone....puff... to find the coordinates to where you're at, then we can get started! " Flurry said, still sore in the throat from the wasabi.
As hung up her phone beeped, signifying that she had received a text. She checked the text, it was from Chip, a few dozen minutes ago. Her phone was really slow... She then tracked Chip's phone and ran outside. As she ran she turned sharply and headed down an alley. She had to be careful, humans in Jersey weren't the nicest. She hopped onto the hidden warp pad on the side of a factory. Upon warping she bounced off of the warp pad, losing her balance. As she fell she created a cloud under her. Noticing that she was no longer falling she giggled in relief.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 22, 2017 7:51:56 GMT
Chip wanted to describe her where he was, but she just said she will track his phone? He had no idea that it is possible... he will have to ask Morion to disable that somehow...
"See you soon then."
He just replied. It might take some time, before Flurry arrives, so he just sat down, waiting for his friend to arrive. But it was actually quite short time, before he appeared from the warp pad, she had to be close to one when he called...
"Hey Flurry, how are you?"
He asked. He was much calmer when he was meeting his rebel friend far from Empire city.
"I just thought you might want to explore THAT with me..."
Flurry took a long look at the large ship. She turned to chip and smiled.
"This is an awesome mission! I'm sure that the crystal gems will be proud of me when were done! " Flurry said smiling proudly and pumping her fist. She then looked a bit guilty and looked at Chip. "Actually, that wouldn't really be fair... you helped me out a lot by taking me on these missions... I feel like the only thing I've done to repay you is to keep out of Empire city... " She said, deep in thought. She started walking with him toward the colony ship.
"Oh I know! " She said, hopping up into the air as she thought of an idea. "I give you credit and have you meet my team! It would be awesome, you could meet all of my buddies maybe go on missions with them! or even... become a crystal gem!-if you want to. That would be awesome to do, huh chip? "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 23, 2017 20:10:16 GMT
"I checked it up only from outside... I think it might be full of interesting things... but it might also be full of corrupted gems... we will have to see. Have you shown the corrupted gems we captured to your team? Are they taking you seriously now?"
He asked. If not, this should change their mind. Hopefully. There should be enough loot for both of them. And also enough dangerous traps and other things...
"Let it be... we're friends right? Friends are helping each other... I helped you last time with the monster and you came now to help me with this... and I am not sure if your team would like me... I'm not really Crystal gem material... and I would hate to start some conflicts..."
Her team might heard about him after all... he was well known around Empire city...
"My team said that they were proud of me, they take me on missions sometimes, but the missions are still too easy, but I'm part of the team now! and it's all thanks to you!" Flurry said, smiling while closing her eyes.
Flurry raised an eyebrow when he commented on not being Crystal gem material.
"That's weird chip... my team likes everybody! Especially gems like you! You always try to do the right thing, even when it isn't helping yourself, and you care about others when you first meet them. I think you're perfect crystal gem material Chip!" Flurry said, patting him on the back. "Also, crystal gems don't like to start conflicts either, you know, the reason that we crystal gems exist is to end conflicts, so it's kinda funny that you said that." Flurry giggled.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 25, 2017 19:44:48 GMT
Yeah, she was right. He would be much better Crystal gem then a loyalist. But the boat already sailed on that one. It was probably too late to even think about that. But he couldn't just say "You know, my mentor is loyalist assassin" so he had no idea how to explain it.
"I am really happy that your team understand your value now. And it really isn't just because of me, you did your share of work I just gave you opportunity."
The more Flurry talked the more he thought, that perhaps he would be happier as a Crystal gem, but he knew he couldn't do that. Even though the reasons were beyond his understanding right now...
"Perhaps we are similar, but I really don't think I would be good crystal gem... I think I need to go my own way... "
He said while he was coming closer to the ship. The door was sealed for years and so far he wasn't able to open it. Sure, he could just blast it, but he didn't want to do that unless there wasn't any other choice...
"I think it's nice to think about, but if you really don't want to that's fine... I just see all of the humans and all of the stuff they do and it makes me happy, so I want to do what I can to keep them safe! It makes sense to me, but some people who like humans don't want to... It's really up to you though, If we forced you we wouldn't be any different than homeworld... " She said sadly.
Upon arriving at the site of the ship she stared at it with wide eyes.
"Oooh... it's all old and cool! " She said, looking around the ship. "We used to use ships like these huh... It doesn't look all that dangerous Chip... "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 26, 2017 18:49:20 GMT
"Yes, this ship probably brought one of the first gems to Earth. It had to crash centuries ago... if not longer. And seems like nobody was here for similarly long time. And yes, it's ancient, but it could still contain a lot of traps... or corrupted gems... or even gem controlled traps. Then again it could be just empty old husk... but we will never know until we explore it, right?"
He said. After all, exploring was neat!
"But if you don't want to explore ancient gem colony ship I think I manage on my own. But it won't be fun... perhaps we will find some cool gem weapon! I could really use some nice shield... or something like that..."
He laughed. He had his weapon, but something protective might be useful...
"Oh it sounds like a lot of fun to me! I don't really have much fun fighting monsters, probably because I usually just watch... but I think exploring this old ship would be really cool! You did say that it could have a lot of cool things in it, it's kind of a like a dungeon! " Flurry said, smiling. She pulled a small puff of cloud off of her floating vehicle and used it to rest her head. "I could really use a weapon, since I don't have one. If I were to find something cool, like a sword! That would make me able to fight monsters right!? " Flurry smiled at the thought.
"Also, If you explored this alone wouldn't that be lonely? All alone in this ancient gem ship? " Flurry asked. "I would get pretty lonely. "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 27, 2017 5:01:25 GMT
"That's the spirit! And I don't enjoy fighting monsters too, they're gems after all... even though they are... confused and angry. But it is safer for both us and them to poof and bubble them. Perhaps someone will find a way to help them. I heard that Pink Diamond is a great healer, so perhaps she could do it? I don't know..."
He didn't know, he only knew that his healing powers were unable to heal corruption. Yet, at least. Perhaps when he practice more, he might be able to do it? Perhaps... and then again perhaps not.
"There is only one way to find out, what is inside. And we will know as soon as we open this door. It seems stuck... and I don't really want to blast them apart..."
Flurry wringed her arms nervously as he talked about Pink Diamond, her diamond. She had decided to part ways with homeworld, but she still had feelings for her diamond, no matter how small. She felt that what she was about to say would be shocking and unbelievable, it being only a theory. She decided that Chip should know what their theory about corruption was.
"I don't think that My-I mean.... I don't think that pink diamond will want to help with healing the corrupted gems Chip... " Flurry said, continuing to wring her arms nervously. "This is just what my team thinks, but we think that... the Diamonds caused the corruption in the first place... To stop all of the crystal gems on earth... "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 27, 2017 18:45:12 GMT
Chip didn't know the Diamonds at all. The only thing he knew was, that he was made for Pink Diamond and even this he learned recently. Morion trusted Diamonds and Chip was willing to give them chance. There was something deep inside that told him, that Pink Diamond might be the right person to heal all the gems...
"I don't know if Diamonds will help with the corruption, but I have to hope. After all there are thousands of corrupted gems... if not more, both Crystal gems and loyalists. It has to be terrible to be corrupted... I can't even begin to imagine... I just know that something must be done about it..."
When he finished telling it he finally managed to open the doors. It was dark inside, the air was stale... it was a little creepy...
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