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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 3, 2017 19:23:18 GMT
Empire city... it felt emptier without the Derelict hovering over it... without Morion's ever watchful eye... Chip decided to stay. It took him at least half an hour before be managed to move. Somehow he didn't feel like Empire city was his city anymore. This city used to be the safest place on the face of the Earth, but now? Morion was gone and Chip no longer felt he has any reason to stay here. He stopped in his room, took some things, included a bubbled gem before leaving the M-tower and now he was walking the street. He didn't felt like flying. He put on a black hoodie so people didn't recognise him instantly, he just wasn't prepare to face them right now.
Chip needed some time to clear his mind before he could go back to Flurry. Right now there was too much going through his head. Blindly, without watching, he continued throughout the city, aimlessly. Somewhere, deep down inside, he knew he chose correctly. As soon as he will be back with Flurry all those thoughts will probably disappear... but he didn't want to enter the M-tower and another closest warp pad was some distance away...
Chip turned on his heel and was slowly walking to the nearest Warp pad
Empire City. Home to one of the most dangerous gems on Earth. That very gem was Howlite. He sat perched on a rooftop. Watching. Waiting. Ever since Morion left it's been increasingly easy to find loyal gems. He switched to Tracker Vision and surveyed the area. A Topaz on 5th. A Quartz on Broadway. All very promising gems. But then he spotted one who took the cake. Chip. And he was right below the hunter. He dropped down behind Chip without making a single sound.
"Well well well. If it isn't Morion's errand boy. What the hell are you still doing here? He dump you or something? Man I was hoping you'd left to space. No doubt Flurry will be happy when I tell her you're here. That kid's crazy for you."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 4, 2017 9:12:36 GMT
Chip felt presence of a strong gem, but there was no reason to be afraid. Soon it turned out, that the gem was Howlite, the crazy gem. But much more dangerous then he was ever before...
"Yeah, yeah... Morion's errand boy... so you are still Sulfur's errand boy?"
"And no, I very much stayed on Earth... and I have no intention of leaving anytime soon, hope it didn't ruin your plans much..."
Not that he cared that much about Howlite's plans. He was more worried about the fact, that Howlite was talking about Flurry. He didn't know much about their relationship, but he knew there was something... and since Howlite was dangerous, it was quite alarming that he was around Flurry at all...
"Alright Chip I'll give you that one. But at least my Boss stayed."
He smirked at Chip's next comment.
"Nah. In fact it may actually help me. I've actually been meaning to talk to you. You see, awhile back I had what you'd call a change of heart. I realized that I don't want to be the bad guy anymore. Still a Broken Gem. Just not a villain. I still want Anarchy just not death. Thanks to your girlfriend, I've stopped killing. And I also put together a list of those who I've wronged in hopes I could patch things up. As luck would have it, you're on that very list. So what'd you say? Can we start over?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 7, 2017 7:43:46 GMT
"And I am a free gem now... well I always was... Morion was my teacher, not slaver..."
He said. The term "boss" when speaking about Morion was certainly true in some way, he was basically a mob boss... but he never tried to tie Chip down in any way. He could do anything... "Look, Howlite... it's admirable, that you chose not to kill, if it's true... but are you... more stable? Less prone to anger? And how about your boss? Don't take me wrong... if you decided to change for the better I'm happy, but is Sulfur still dangerous psychopath? I'm willing to give you a chance... but I'm not willing to give HIM one... "
Sulfur was unrepentant killer... but Howlite felt more like a tool... a little thinking for himself might be good. It might also be terribly dangerous, Chip felt, that Howlite grew quite powerful...
"I wouldn't say more stable. If anything it's less. But I'm more... One with myself I suppose. I only get angry if family is involved."
When Chip asked about Sulfur, he chuckled.
"sort of. He doesn't kill. Which is a start. I've actually managed to get all the Broken Gems to give up killing. Except for Dark but I ain't seen him in awhile. Boss is getting better. It'll take awhile but I can do it. I've become a business man in my spare time. I own a nightclub called Teddy's. I've also been teaching Flurry to shoot. She's actually pretty good. Not as good as me but she'll get there. I'm proud of her. I'm trying to reconnect with Pearl. So far my efforts are fruitless. But enough about me. How've you been?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 8, 2017 16:47:34 GMT
Chip listened. He of course knew about his busyness, there wasn't anything in this city Morion didn't know about. And Chip learned a lot from him. But it was good to know, that Broken Gems were trying to be better. In the long run it was the best thing to do...
"I was prepared to leave this planet... though seems like I changed my mind. Guess now I will have to find my way once again. So I guess in that we are similar..."
He said. He wasn't sure what will happen now, but everything will be completely different than it used to be before.
"But as long as you won't be killing anyone there is no reason for us to be enemies... heck it would be nice scratching some enemies from my list..."
"Same here. I think you and I could be good friends some day. Imagine the look on Flurry's face if she saw us hanging out together. She'd probably burst. "
"I'm glad she has you. I'll admit that I originally didn't like the thought of you being in love with her. But I've come to peace with it. She's very important to me so having someone like you to protect her... It's a good feeling. "
He looked around at the vibrant lights of the city.
"how about we hang out? I'm sure we could have some fun. 2 wealthy guys out on the town. Oh yeah this'll be good. What'd ya say? Friends?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 8, 2017 21:25:29 GMT
"Don't say I'm in love with her... we're friends. I care about her... and... uhm... it's complicated. But yeah, I will never let anything happen to her... by anyone..."
He shouldn't admit that, but he knew, that Howlite also cared for Flurry. Hopefully he would never hurt her... "Let's not get ahead of ourselves ok? Let's take this one step at a time. You are trying to do better and I do appreciate it, I'm willing to give you a chance, but like I said, let's take it slowly."
Jumping right into friendship with someone, that he was once prepared to blast into oblivion. Not to mention that he was a killer some time back. But he also hoped, that Howlite really was on his path to redemption
"Oh. Y-you're r-right of course. It's too soon. Forget I said anything. I uh... I should be going. Sorry to bother you Chip. If you ever wanna stop by my club, you can. All are welcome anytime. Unless we're closed obviously. Anyways I'm sorry for jumping the gun on you and making you uncomfortable. It was not my intent. "
He scaled up a building and sat there on the roof.
"congratulations Howlite. Yet another friend you've scared off. Why is being a good guy so hard? Being a bad guy was easy! Never had to worry about anything at all. Now that I'm good, I'm in Hell. But it's worth it knowing little Slugger likes it. She's a good kid. She deserves me being good.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 11, 2017 10:49:48 GMT
Before Chip could say something more, Howlite run away, scaling the building like some kind of Spidergem. It was a little weird... so he spread his wings and flew upwards behind the bulding, waiting there for Howlite. "Don't be like that Howlite... it's a little difficult to accept you as a friend... I was once prepared to blast your face off... but that doesn't mean it can't be done... we just need to take it slowly... like I said."
He probable startled Howlite a little. But he felt strangely sorry for him. He wanted to change... and it wasn't easy.
"And actually I understand you a little..."
He spread his hands and shoot flames all across the skies. It had to be quite an impressive fireworks view from ground. Fortunately there was nothing he could burn. Suddenly it was quite hot on the rooftop... "I will tell you something I never told anyone... it feel so good to burn things, and I could burn entire cities to ground if I wanted..."
He never did anything like that... but he easily could... and the worst thing was, that it would probably feel so good and yet he was horrified by the mere thought...
"Chip no offense but you have no idea how bad things were for me. My defect is not just my color flaw. It's my mind. I have so many personalities to juggle. I'm juggling them right now. Back on Homeworld, life was hard. I wasn't loved or respected. I was feared. Worst part was that I enjoyed it. My only family was my pack. They raised me. Loved me as their own despite my defect. Then I came to Earth alone. No family. No friends. Just a bunch of locals who treated me like crap. Then I joined the Crystal Gems. Met Flurry. She brought out the best in me. Then she left me, and I went insane again. We reconnected luckily. She and Pearl are the only reason I haven't gone back to evil."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 11, 2017 16:30:27 GMT
"Yeah, I have no idea what things were for you. I have no idea how difficult it had to be... but it wasn't exactly welcoming for me either. I emerged chipped... the first gems I met tried to shatter me... before I even knew who I was I had to fight for survival. I had NO family, no friends... and no personality... since everything that was suppose to made me "me" just wasn't there. And locals avoided me, while other gems tried to shatter me, because I didn't fit. When Morion found me I was fighting a gem monster that was way stronger then me... it would probably shatter me... so no, I have no idea what happened to you, but my life wasn't exactly easy either..."
"I'm sorry. Truly. It seems we've both come from harsh upbringings."
"I guess Flurry brought out the best in both of us."
When Chip smiled at him, he grinned.
"oh yeahs got a few ideas. Hang on I'll make a call."
He pulled out his phone and made the call.
"Hey Johnny. It's Howlite. Hey listen I need a favor. What's out tonight? Anything exciting? A party? Yeah we could do that. Have Liam pick me up at 6th."
He hung up the phone.
"just got us into a party. Come on!"
He jumped over the side of the building and hit the ground without making a sound. Soon a pitch black limo drove up to the street. Howlite grinned as his chauffeur Liam opened the door. He looked at Chip with wide eyes.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 11, 2017 18:17:26 GMT
"Speaking about Flurry, are you one of those "if you hurt Flurry in any way I'll kill you" kind of gems? You seem like one of those... so you should understand, that if you hurt Flurry in any way I'll kill you. Just saying..."
He said in perfectly normal voice. Like he was ordering a pizza. Meanwhile, Howlite tried to get them into some kind of party. Chip had to smile, since Morion probably left him enough money to buy this city if needed, so he could just easily bought the party... but this "Johny" guy probably was enough.
Chip followed Howlite, not by jumping, but by flying (and burning another part of the hoodie he was wearing). Some guy stepped out of a limo and...
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