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The thread is after the Concert thread but before the In the Belly of the Beast thread; since the Concert is not finished yet, I will try to avoid to mention it, untill the outcome is certain ^^
After the little "incident" with Light Mocha Pearl and Flurry, the young Fire Opal's, Chip's Gem communicator came alive; his Mentor, Morion called the young lad The little hologram of the Smoky Quartz appeared in the device
"Welcome home my dear Apprentice... I hope your "vacation" was relaxing...! As you can see, I was busy too! As I promissed... Please, come to visit me at our new base, as soon as you could my boy. We need to discuss several thing!"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 1, 2017 16:37:46 GMT
Before Chip could even think about what just happened his communicator came to life. It was Morion of course...
"I wouldn't exactly use the word "relaxing" but it was successful... I think. And I can see that you had quite a surprise prepared. I almost thought that Empire city was under attack. It would be nice to warn me next time. I could've attack the ship... and I will be right there... if I will be able to find some kind of entrance... I guess you don't want me to make a new one..."
The ship was ancient so there was probably a place he could blast open if he really tried... possibly. Perhaps it was time to leave the Earth behind? After all the ship was flying...
The Smoky Quartz just nodded The hangar doors opened before the young Fire Opal, when he arrived Soldiers aluted him, some fistbumps here and there He was part of the "Family" Morion waited his young apprentice in the sanctum with Blue Diamond's holo
"Welcome home Chip! Well, our new home... we will still going to use the Tower, naturally... but I guess life will be much more interresting from now on..."
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"Please take a seat kiddo... we need to talk. As you know, my ultimate plan is to save our humans. So when we managed to start the engines, I have asked the "guys", you know the most infulental of our human friends, the bosses and so on... whats next? And ther response was: wait a little. They have things to sattle... but more importantly, they are aware, you have friends here Chip. They dont wan't to force you to leave them behind, and don't want to loose you. You are part of our Family... the "gang". To the Humans, this is very important things..."
"The other thing I wanted to talk with you about... is Sulfur. Maybe you saw him, or heard rumors about him from our Humans... so, yes. Sulfur is "free". I set him free. But before you start hunting him, or burn down things, let me explain please!"
"Sulfur is a dangerous horrible abomination. Insane. We had the chance to shatter him... you passed that chance... and I've decided to spare him. Why? Becasue the one important thing Sulfur told us. He have "friends". Blue Quartz, Howlite... just to name a few. They are not his "friends" More like.. minions. Followers. Sulfur managed to gather these... like minded Gems. And this is important. It would be easy to shatter Sulfur. He is not an opponent. But hunting down these dangerous abominations? Time consuming... not to mention, I don't want to use our Humans to this. I refused to sacrifice any Human to keep our City safe! The Gems Sulfur gathered are monsters without Corruption. BU,T and this is the immportant, they follow Sulfur... and Sulfur is under My controll. So allowing Sulfur to live was a strategic move. He could gather more and more of these monsterous Gems, so we don't have too... and their insanity is in our hands. Tell my kiddo, do you trust me? Do you belive I know what am I doing? Why am I decided to spare and use Sufur? Do you understand...?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 1, 2017 18:22:20 GMT
Chip landed in the opened hangar. So the Derelict was flying... and guarding the city, well he was obsolete now... no reason to patrol the city with this huge beast guarding them. There were some humans there, he just smiled and waved at them and asked them how to find Morion...
He finally arrived to Morions sanctum. Of course it was the room with the the Blue Diamond hologram. Why was he willingly torturing himself by staying in this room...
"Ok... I kinda thought we will leave soon when I saw this beauty flying... but you really don't have to wait because of me... and my friends... well Ice will come with us, won't he? So there's no problem..."
He wasn't talking about any other friends... but then Morion started to talk about Sulfur. Chip thought he will explode at that very moment. He let Sulfur go... just... like... that...
"You know... I remember you promising, that next time you will lock him up for good... do you remember when you poofed him? I ask you to never let him go... you didn't answer... I thought that it was because I was asking you something really obvious... so you are asking me to trust you, yet you lied to me... Sulfur is a crazy and insane gem... once before you let him go... and it brought only disaster... and you let him go again... I mean he only tried to kill me... he entered my dreams uninvited... "
Chip couldn't believe this was happening... "Seems like you don't trust me enough to tell me this before you've done it... "
Chip was extremely disappointed by this behaviour... he thought Morion trusted him...
"You have hard time to understand the reasoning even now, I simply didn't had the time to argue with you... with every minute Sulfur was poofed, the risk was greater and greater Blue Quartz and Howlite and Diamonds know who else, the minions of Sulfur notices their leader is gone, lets play "so no rules... lets destroy everybody and everything "-style"
Morion explained calmly
"The main difference between you and me, is you are thinking with a Human head kiddo, with Human perspectives, limited foresight. This is not a flaw per see, you are full of potential and energy thanks to your "human mindset". But in the meantime, you constantly fail to see the Big Picture! Back to Sulfur! Sulfur is now holding together and actively serching for like midned Gems. Just immagine for a second kiddo! Gems like Sulfur! Even one is too many, and we already know about Howlite and Blue Quartz... and there could be more! Sulfur is gathering them... and without their leader, these insane, dangerous Gems are actively working how to destroy everything, just to end their missrable existance with everyone's else... Understand now kid? I HAD to let him go... to protect the Gems like Flurry. Sulfur and the minions of him already poofed Light Mocha Pearl three times. In a week... and Light Mocha Pearl is the friend of YOUR friends, am I right...? I did it for you. Your friends saftey... and for the City. You were a great protector kiddo, and you ARE a great protector... but you are just one Gem, you can't be everywhere... to protect every of your friends, like Ice, Bloodstone, Flurry. My decision was purely strategic. Now Sulfur is grateful and loyal to me... and he is keeping these monsters on a short leash... And that is the most important this time. The last thing we need, these abomination ruin everything we have worked for... the chance to end this conflich peacfully, without casulaties. Please understant this... or rather If you would have been in my place, what would have you done?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 1, 2017 19:46:58 GMT
Chip listened, there was certain logic to it, but it sounded more like a capitulation.
"Well I would start with not lying to your loyal apprentice, especially after all those talks we had about loyalty... then, since you are the master of espionage and subterfuge I would find those gems and poof them as well... easily. Then it would be finished, with a little work but without crazy cult of insane gems out there... I mean you have a FREAKING SHIP over the city! It could blast them into oblivion... and don't tell me this thing doesn't have same gem scanner... and everyone would be safer that way... even my friends..."
Morion was lord of Empire city... he had guards, he had powerful gems like Chip and the fusion... he could easily wipe them out. Especially with the ship over the city...
"The only reason I didn't shatter Sulfur was because you promised you will keep him somewhere in the bubble... if I knew you were going to betray me like this I would shatter him without a second thought..."
The young Fire Opal felt betrayed, quite angry and he had no idea what to do...
"YOU accusing ME of lying and betrayal... YOU my dear little Apprentice, who tried to hide your Crysstal Gem friend from ME???"
The smoky Quartz towered over the young Fire Opal For a moment it seemd he will hit Chip with his cane, lik he did with Sulfur But Chip wasn't Sulfur Morion would rather Shatter than hurt his little friend The anger from his voice was gone
"I never doubted your loyality, not even when you done these things... "
He said quietly
"The reason you didn't shattered Sulfur was simple: you are way better than that. Better than me. The Diamonds. Every freeking Gem Chip! You are a hero, with a golden heart... you just couldn't do it! And I was and I am proud of you kiddo..."
Morion shook his head
"The ship is not perfect... trust me If I could I would already done it. Sadly I can't find them... tried,belive me.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 1, 2017 20:55:33 GMT
"I WAS GATHERING INFORMATION FROM HER! About rebellion... I thought that is something you would've approved of! Or is it too much using a naive gem for information?!"
He asked. He wasn't sure, if this was the truth though. Yes, he found Forge thanks to her information... but he... had some feelings for her... it was all complicate. He fearlessly stood in front of Morion though...
"Yeah... and I'm beginning to regret that... twice you had the option to end him, and twice you let him go... even when you promised you wouldn't do this... but I'm warning you... if I ever meet him I will end it... I will end his entire group if I have to..."
He was angry and wasn't thinking clearly... but he was sleeping much better since he thought Sulfur was gone, there was no need to worry that Sulfur will enter his dreams again...
"And what did you managed to gather? I am curious... and my offer still stands, to bring her here, be the part of the Family. If she THAT naive, she is in grave danger."
The Crystal Gems were nominated for this year's Darwin Award after all...
"The matter is complicated in that Abomination's case kiddo. Sulfur invaded a lots of Gems mind, and I was afraid, but I belive I have told you already that, there is the possibility of a psychial ling still exist with his broken mind, and the mind of the Gems he violated, inculding you and possibly Flurry. Shattering , killing him could potentially casue a mental backslash that would erese the memory, the mind of those Gems... or would kill them. The risk was too great. I relaised I had to keep him alive. The good news, his Crystal Ball artifact is useless now, he can't invade anyones's mind anymore. But the possibility is still there, his death could casue harm.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 1, 2017 21:11:55 GMT
"I found one of their bases... called Forge... I've been there... I actually got a neat gem shield there... they have a gem blacksmith there... master of her craft... "
He said. He wasn't going to tell him where it was though... that was his secret for now. "And she will never leave Crystal gems... she is too much like I was... "
But not enough to see reason... if what Chip was doing was reason, right now he was full of doubts again, since his mentor totally betrayed him... there was no dancing around it, he promised him something and then did the opposite!
"So? You could've just bubbled him... or use him as a battery... he would pose NO danger like a battery... there are safe alternative to shattering him... also it's nonsense, he entered my mind, yes, but there is no connection there... there is a slight chance that his death could cause harm... but there is 100% chance that letting him move freely will cause harm..."
it was a possibility But the kid started to bacame anoying with his stubborn stupidity
"Do I have to tell you again, why it was immortant to let Sulfur be "active"?
He rubbed the bridge of his nose
"We don't have scanners or any hi-tech Gem devices that could sense these abominations Sulfur gathered. And even one of them could, potentially kill dozens of naive Gems like Flurry. Or Humans. Just for fun! I have met insane Gems like them before, Yellow Peridot fro example... maybe Bloodstone told you storries about that Gem and her attack against the mansion once I had. If not, I suggest, talk with Bloodstone. Obsidian, Yellow Peridot, Howlite, Blue Quartz, Sulfur.... insane dangerous abominations kiddo! But now, these monsters are under on Gem, Sulfur, who only need orders... Yes, they will casue harm, but it is US who name the targets!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 2, 2017 21:00:25 GMT
"I doubt that very much... but she is doing her best to convince me to turn Crystal gem... and Pearl is unable to comprehend how such a nice gem as me could serve such an evil tyrant like you... she seems quite puzzled by that..."
It didn't reflect his opinion, he was only quoting him...
"Is there something else you promised and then did anyway? What about that crazy Peridot we captures? Is she free too? Working for you somewhere? Have you been shattering gems lately? Or making another zombies? And do you possibly expect them to serve you loyally? Bunch of crazy gems running around... what could possibly go wrong there..."
He was sure this was a bad idea. Very very bad idea that will bite them in the... behind sooner or later...
"Chip, my boy, please! Using Sulfur was... something I HAD to do. But I will eventually shatter him. A day, a year, a millennium—it matters not. I hold the patience of stone and the will of stars."
He shook his head
"He is the only one. The Peridot is still in bubbles, no Gems were shattered, more so, I recived Light Mocha Pearl two more times as a gift... and every time I let him go, becasue I promissed you, I will be "good". Like Light Mocha Pearl's friend, a Padparadscha. Padparadscha was actually convinced I think to abanddon the Crystal Gems and rethink her life. No shatterings, no shards, no zombies, or superweapons... the only questionable project at the moment Sulfur and his little "Suicide Squad".
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 4, 2017 20:53:31 GMT
"But you could've told me before... you could explain what you have planned... you could even ask my opinion in this matter... I am your apprentice and your heir, aren't I? I'm not just another of your minions... I would hope to be told about something like this before you make it... you know what I mean?"
His anger was mostly gone... now he was simply disappointed...
"I know you've done a lot of things for me that you didn't have to do... but I still think you made a mistake... you admitted that you made mistake the first time you let Sulfur go... and I really believe we will both regret it... "
"I am sorry... but you probably didn't invite me here to get yelled at... I apologise for that..."
"Wish I could kiddo. But time was a factor, and you aren't the calmest Gem, when it comes to certain things, especially personal things."
Morion shook his head
"I had to do what I had to do... Your advice is always appreciated Chip, never forget that! Even tho' I doubt you belive it."
The Smoky Quarz nodded
"Well... I invited you mostly to tell you, this is your home too. Like the skyscraper was. And if you want to bring your friend on board you can do it. Ice or Flurry, both are welcomed in Our ship kid. It is big enough for everyone. And of course I asked you here to tell you, we need your patrolls more than ever! Tere is no Gem sensor that coould replace your instincts and eyes Chip. Empire City still needs its fiery winged Protector!
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