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Flurry smiled she braced for the battle. She wanted Jazz to win, because if Jazz won then she'd definitely pass the test. Bloodstone was very strong, so that probably wasn't going to happen, and so of course the test would still be passable if she lost, but Flurry really felt like it would be encouraging to Jazz for her to win the fight. Then again, if she only cheered for Jazz Bloodstone might feel left out. Suddenly Light started talking to her. Flurry frowned in response to Light's question.
"No Light! I'm just tryin'a support my friends! " Flurry said with a nod. "I hope that they don't get hurt too badly, but since they're crystal gems I think they should be alright. You can cheer with me Light! "
Bloodstone nodded. She was a tiny bit frustrated but at the same time it would likely be more fair if she fought hand-to-hand instead.
"Alright...very well. Let's do this!"
Blood looked over Jazz, trying to figure out how to do this fairly. The two of them were similar in size and, presumably power.
"Jazz, just know that if I end up beating you, I mean all of this in fairness...I don't want to make you look too bad after all."
Octi smiled softly. She hadn't had a good fight but, at the same time, not a proper sparring match either. It was proper sparring etiquette to let your opponent have the ability to get a good amount of moves in after all.
Well that puts a damper on how I usually fight... Oh well. I guess it is more fair that way.
Jazz nodded after hearing the rules. She took in another breath and dismissed her helmet.
"Alright, I am sure that will be fun still."
Jazz looked to Bloodstone after her comments.
Jazz laughed, "I am sure it will be fine. No hard feelings here. Hopefully I make a good showing."
Jazz gets herself into a ready stance. Bloodstone is a more experienced gem than herself but she will not let that daunt her. Without weapons they were on more even ground she supposed. It does cut down on my tricks with my spin dash but I think I can make up for that. She takes another breath and starts to think of how to handle this fight.
"I am coming Lady Para!" He quickly went to join her. Light took a sit just next to her.
Light scratched his head while listening to Flurry "Ohhh I see..." He decided to support them just like Flurry "I am sure you will be fine even though there is a big change one of you will get injured!" He was proud of himself. Light than softly touched Flurry's shoulder "Was that good enough? Do you think they feel supported now?" His eyes were shining just like two small stars.
Now it was just the matter of time before the gems would start fighting. It seemed like Jazz was thinking about their strategy. Light wasn't sure about the rules anymore. Yes, he was right about the weapons. But some abilities can also be stronger than others. Once again, Lapis Lazuli with water powers was a great example. There was nothing he could do know about this... and both of them seemed to be fine with the rules. He spoke to Para "Are you sure a strenght competition is a good idea?" Light was probably just afraid of what could happen.
Post by Forge Master Para on Nov 20, 2017 10:36:45 GMT
Para merely nodded to Light, "Yes I am sure of it, we must ensure we know what this gem is capable of." She then cleared her throat and raised her voice so that all could easily hear her, "Remember, while this is a competition winning isn't the only thing important here. This is merely a test to gauge your strength and skill in combat."
She took a glance around to make sure they were both clear on the rules and expectations of the fight before creating a small orange bell and hammer in her hands, "Now, ready yourselves... and... BEGIN!" Para struck the bell, ringing out through the room, signalling the start of the first round. She then sat back down and watched with intense curiosity, her eyes dashing around to take in the entire thing.
"I`m sure they do Light! " Flurry said smiling at him and giving him a thumbs up. As the two gems stared each other down Flurry started to shiver. She hadn't seen many fights without trying to hide from them, and the looks in the eyes of the two made her shudder. They were only sparring, yet the violent intent in their eyes was something that Flurry had realized that she could not take yet. Perhaps in the future she would have to fight, would she be able to look someone in the eyes who for real wanted to hurt her? She was uncertain. More likely than not, she would freeze up and fail to move. She shook the thought and pumped a fist in the air and continued to cheer for both sides. However she wasn't smiling anymore, she knew one thing for sure, she didn't want to fight.
Bloodstone smirked, cracking her knuckles before the bell was rung by Para.
"Don't expect me to go easy on you Jazz. Just a heads up. But uh...don't hold back either."
She nodded out of respect before charging at the Jasper, hoping to get in an easy strike by sweeping Jazz off of her legs. Octi didn't want to make it any easier, so she backed off once the move was done.
"if you're going to be a good fighter, you have to be ready for anything. Can't let your guard down..."
Bloodstone looked Jazz over before raising her arms up in a defensive stance, eager to get this going.
"I'll let you get a few moves in. Show me and the others what ya got!"
Jazz was stuck in her thoughts for a moment, when she noticed the charge Bloodstone was preforming. She got ready to intercept the charge, making sure that she would not get bowled over. The trip did not succeed due to the rooted stance, but the impact hurt. Jazz grimaced slightly, "Should have expected that." She took up a ready stance to match Bloodstone's. Then she rolled, combat roll not spin dash, to try and skirt Bloodstone's defenses. She took two swings at Blood's shoulder.
After the swings, Jazz rolled to try to get behind Blood. I hope this will work out better than I think it will. I need to go for the joints and soft spots to actually have any effect on her.
"Oh great! Than I can't stop!" He than spoke to the warriors to cheer them up "There is 80% change one of you will poof quickly!" He was proud of himself.
He turned to Para "I suppose..." A muscle like Jazz could be a good asset for the team. The rebels arleady knew that the war will come no matter what. And they had to be prepared for that. The rebelion really needed more warrior gems.
And so the battle begin. He was watching carefully every move. He tried to analize the way quartz soldier were fighting. It seemed like they had a rather high defence and attack. However they seemed to lack agility and flexibility. This small fact could totally change the changes of the rebelion winning the battle. Homeworld was really strict to the rules. All soldiers were trained a similar way by the Agates. All of the quartzes seemed to be similar: big, strong and intimitading. The only odd cases were gems like Howlites or Sulfurs. But Light lately realised that Sulfur might not be an actual gem. It was a delicate subject. The point is, rebels were different, they had different gems in their army. Rose Quartz saw a potential in gems that weren't made for fighting. Homeworld loyalist probably weren't being prepared for that kind of attack.
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