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It is 8 pm in Empire City. Hw ship landed there yesterday. Morion, the gem that is controling whole city is manipulating humans. They think that only he can help them and that crystal gems are doing nothing to help them. Rebelion can't fight for humans if they will attack them. Light Mocha Pearl and White Spinel that everyone call Flurry decided to do something about this. They are not the best in fighting but they belive that together they may show humans how CG care about them. They need to be fast, battle between hw and Earth might become real soon and humans must be on rebelion side.
2 gems decided to make a concert. This way they could explain current situation, show how rebelion helped Earth and what they are planing to do. Also hw couldn't atack them during singing because all humans would saw it. Light draw backround and prepared songs he and Flurry could play. Soon everything was nearly ready. They made small stage, preapred machines and instruments. Everyone near them should hear their voices. "Oh my... I am kinda nervous. Are you sure everything will be okay Flurry? What if they will hate us even more?"
Flurry was very excited for the concert. She felt that this was the best way to get the humans' attention. She set up an amp and a small laptop. The laptop was meant to play the music that she would be 'playing' on the guitar. She could not play the guitar, so she was going to cause a fake performance. She was quite good at faking the guitar. She opened her guitar case and slowly pulled it out of it's home.
"Shhhhing! Sparkle Sparkle!" She said aloud while pulling out her instrument. "Hey Light lookie! Isn't it cool!?"
She noticed that Light seemed worried. Flurry wasn't the smartest gem, but she knew that Homeworld would only look bad if they attacked them. Homeworld hated the crystal gems enough already, what difference would this make?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 28, 2017 22:18:03 GMT
(Sorry for busting in...) Chip was out of town for few days... he had some work that had to be done. He had no idea, that Morion was able to fix the ship and that it was hovering over Empire city. But it wasn't the only surprise he saw once he entered his beloved city. His favourite gem was there with Pearl... making some sort of concert? Here, in Empire city?! Were they suicidal?! He had to do something...
He landed right before them.
"And I thought we had a deal, that you won't be going to Empire city... that it is too dangerous for you. And that was before this huge thing hovering above you..."
He was almost angry. He was trying so much to keep Flurry safe... and yet she was finding new and new ways to endanger herself...
"Yeah, it is pretty great..." Flurry saw that Light is worried, she tried to cheer him up "I am not only worried about concert Flurry. I wasn't made for fighting and I am not ready for fight. What? I will attack quartz soldiers with a stick?! Haha... That is why I thought that this concert is a good idea. If humans will like us they won't attack us. I am afraid it is the only way I can actually help."
Suddenly Cbip appeared "Nice to see you again Chip too... You want to hear us sing?" Sometimes Light was feeling like Chip don't respect him for some reason. However Pearl was nearly always overreacting so it was probably just his mind again.
"Hey hey! Did you come to listen... oh, even better... did you come to sing with us!? That would be so cool! Do you plan an instru- " She then realized why he was coming. She looked at him and the puppy eyes came out. The puppy eyes! "B-but Chiiiip! We have to do this so that we can show the people of Empire city that we aren't bad... if that big ship in the sky messages everywhere, then crystal gems will never come back again! "
She tugged his shirt.
"We've gotta do this, for all of the crystal gems who want to come here someday, and for all of the crystal gems in the world! " She smiled as if she had an idea. "Also! The Homeworld gems will only look bad if they bonk us now! Then the humans will not like them anymore and this idea will blow up riiight in their faces! "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 2, 2017 20:49:03 GMT
"Look Flurry... people of the Empire city care only about the fact, that their city is perfectly safe... for humans. And gems... loyal gems... not Crystal gem. Empire city is EXTREMELY not safe for you... the last Crystal gem that entered Empire city blew a building and killed several humans..."
There was slim chance at best that this concert could change anything in that regard...
"So, if you stay here one of two things will happen... either the ship will blast you into oblivion without any chance to defend yourself... or the humans will capture you, because they will be afraid that you will blow them up too... if some loyal gem capture you, humans will be celebrating... "
Chip was prepared to get Flurry out of here, by force if he had to... because the alternative was even worse...
"Ohhh come on! Why would humans attack gem with suchan innocent look? Also this really is the only way to show them that we really want to help." Chip was acting like he would love to grab Flurry and get away from this place as fast as posible. Light couldn't allow this to happen "If you really are scared of pur lives... thanks anyway, it is adorable, you could fly near the stage and look if something bad is going to happen! Don't you think it is the best option? We can't just leave, you know?"
Pearl checked if everything is ready "Flurry... I think it is time. Uhhh... I am nervous but that is okay. I can do this. Let's show them that gems also can sing! "
"Chip! I know all of that! Well not the part about that crystal gem blowing up a building... but humans seem to like me, a long time ago when I was a new crystal gem I even told one of them that. They told me that the crystal gems had saved them from a bus or something! I'm a crystal gem and If I let the humans go along with this then I'm just like the homeworld gems! " Flurry said.
She then smiled.
"Also, I don't think that homeworld would blast me with the ship, everybody would see it! " Flurry hit a switch with her foot. This caused a large screen to turn on above them, focused on the stage. It seemed to not focus on Chip though, but he was very close to the camera's scope. "The guy who owns it just let me in! I only had to ask nicely! We only have a few minutes though! "
As the music started playing Flurry pretended to play her guitar, waiting for Light to sing.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 7:50:50 GMT
Chip rolled his eyes... they were really going to this. They didn't listen to reason at all.
"You're wrong... on so many levels... I warned you, you don't listen. You feel like you can change something in this city, but you can't."
He said. The people of this city learned about Crystal gems the hard way... many died because of that crazy lunatic blowing herself up before M tower. So many humans were hurt, some died... a lot of building were damaged... it was known as the darkest day of Empire city's recent history. If Crystal gems wanted to change it by singing they could try... but it will solve nothing. They only endangered themselves and other humans by their foolish gamble.
Chip stayed out of sight. He wasn't sure if Flurry will be the one who will need saving... or she humans... but he felt something bad was going on...
(Sowwy to burst in, just a little head up! Chippy is quite right; Emprie City was always under the protection of the fiery young Fire Opal, before that Morion patroled it, cleared from Monsters and hunted down the Crystal Gems - okay, NPCs but some PC too^^ - so the humans learend who is their friends and who is their foes, not to mention the web of influence that slowly entangled the City :3 After that Helitorope escape and the resulting blast nuked quite a large crater in the city, killing and hurting several humans - the Tower of M thread is tho' solo ment to establish that monument to the victims - so day after day they were reminded what happened with their loved ones. And then the Derelict parked over the city to protect them... You don't have to fear the Ship, nor the soldiers in a balck uniform mimicing their boss, nor Chip; the real danger is the Humans themselves. And the authorities Several cops could thank their lifes to Chip, who saved them from Monsters day after day, week after week, month after month and made the City safer to them (not to mention since Morion is the Capo di tutt'i capi, the criminal empire only had to work.. a little less to cut back the crime rates in the city) and their families and friends So - like the hippy concerts back in the good old days - the Crystal Gem gathering will be shoot down, not by Gems, not by heavy techonolgy, but human cops, before the angry , bottle and rotten tomatoe throwing humans linch the duo! - after all, this is an unauthorized concert, so in to the jail with you! ^^ But after the cops arrived they will greet Chip I think, and ask him what to do? Arrest these Gems? Throw to jail? Or hand them over to their fire winged protector? Everybody loves Chip, he is their hero^^ A bit like asking Batman, how to deal with the captured Two Face or Joker? Soooo Chip could save Flurry and Mocha... in normal circumstances, they would alert Morion :3 )
(Thanks Morion =) and no problem, as long as you are not typing something stupid I am fine with your posts. This post wasn't stupid)
Light got nervous, a lot of humans were watching him "ehhhhhhh... hello. It is nice to see all of you here." He punched himself "I mean... Thank you for coming! I and my dear friend Flurry are going to make concert out of this world! I hope we will spend great time together during concert. Ohhh It would also be great if you turned off every device that could interrupt us. Have fun!"
Light turned to Flurry and noded "Let's do this." He turned again to the humans. Suddenly his clothes changed to his space suit and muaic started playing (his battle theme, look down). He started singing
"Welcome to Earth!
Home of humans and geems!
We will protect it with everything we have got
And you are not gonna stop us!
We see what really maaattteers!
Life here maaaattttter!
(0:36- this cool moment is playing) and we are strong in the real way!
We are protectors
of this special planet
Loyal, kind and brave and we are full ooof hoooooppe!
Nothing will stop us eeevvven goooooddds
As long as we are ...
Were we want to live in peace!
We will suurvive
And we will...
It will be haaaardd
We are made out oooofff
Light waited for humans reaction so Flurry could sing now. (I am not good at making lyrics, sorry D:)
Flurry simply strummed on the guitar, jumping up and down she appeared to be playing it, however recklessly. She hoped to catch many humans' attention with her display. She barely heard the words of the song as she strummed away to the beats of the uplifting song. She didn't even notice the group of humans coming toward them. Since she was going all out in the song she wasn't even listening to anything around her.
"Yeah yeah yeah! We're the crystal gems! And we`ll definitely save your friends! We like to fight monsters, and we... go out for lobsters? " Flurry ignored her own mistake and continued singing random lyrics. She suddenly stepped on a wire, unplugging the amp. Her true performance, an ear-destroying noise of strings hitting her fingers could be heard. She kept playing for some reason.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 10, 2017 21:00:21 GMT
Chip was watching people, who weren't exactly happy. Some were puzzled by this... some were angry, that those evil Crystal gems came to their city. After few minutes some police cars came even a helicopter arrived, effectively ruining the song with it's noise. Which was possibly a good thing, since Flurry wasn't exactly a great musician. The police helicopter started to hover above them, shining a reflectors at them. After all Crystal gems were considered terrorists in Empire city...
"I told you, you shouldn't come here... it could only end badly. So, are you prepared to leave with me? Or with them... or do you really want to fight innocent people? Because those are your options..."
When they finished singing... something... Pearl decided to sing something calmer. He started singing "Love like you" (I think everyone knows it so I won't give you s link)
However humans were acting weird. Light knew he is not the greatest singer but he never thought that so many people will be mad "Hmmm It looks like the want to sleep and playing loud music isn't helping. It could also be a human way to say 'You are cool, sing more!'" One human was trying to come to stage, he was holding a gun "No... they just don't know what is a real art." Pearl ru n to the human and stole his weapon. Than he throw it away and run back to Flurry.
Chip said that he could help them "I am afraid you will have problems with holding both of us. Shape shifting to a dragon is also not a good option. We don't want to scare anyone... I have an idea!" Light ummoned 4 small flying holograms. They grabed Pearls arm. "Take Flurry! I will us my holograms to fly away!"
"Chip what do you mean innocent people?! " Flurry asked, unsure what was going on. "Well I'm pretty much done, so I guess it would be good to fly away now! "
Flurry hit a button and turned off the big screen. She looked around to see if any humans were advancing. One that had come onto the stage was getting close when Light disarmed him and threw the weapon away. Flurry seemed uncomfortable with Light's plan.
"Okay Light, but promise me you're going to be okay! Uh... meet me at the forge after this so that I know you made it okay? " Flurry said, tugging Light's clothing. She then turned to Chip with an equally depressed expression. "Sorry Chip, but I'm a crystal gem and this was my duty. If you don't want to help me then I think I can use my cloud to escape. You shouldn't look bad in front of your friends for me. "
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