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Tourmaline sighed at his question. "It's not like I WANT to be here, rather I have no choice.." he sighed as he still didn't know if this Fire Opal was still a friend or a foe, but at this point he seemed like a nice gem to have as someone to talk to. "I'm on the run from Homeworld as of now, well more like hiding...they were going to..." his voice trailed off, "Misuse me". He wasn't very comfortable talking about the the whole thing with his transfer to the kindergarden sector. Not to mention the fact this was BEFORE he knew of what the true purpose of the kindergarden's really were. The though sickened him of what damage he could have done to this planet.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 28, 2017 15:33:01 GMT
Was everything Chip said.
"Well this is slightly awkward... I mean... I am technically a gem loyal to Pink Diamond's court so... uhm... shouldn't I arrest you? Or something?"
Also he was quite sure he shouldn't tell him that. Morion would probably learn all he could about this gem, before capturing him. All covertly... Chip wasn't like that... he didn't want to turn anyone in... "Darn, I'm pretty sure I should... but I won't... I am really bad at being a loyalist..."
He shrugged. He made his choice - to be loyal to his Diamond, so why was he so bad at it? Why he felt more sympathy with rebels and lost souls. He wanted to help gems, not hunt them... yes, he was hunting corrupted gems, but only to keep them from harming others, or themselves...
Tourmaline's Non-Existant heart stopped when Chip said that he was loyal to Pink Diamond's Court and that he was going to arrest him. However, he said he would not so that's something at least. "Thank you! I can't be brought back to the diamonds...they would just force me to do some very bad things," he did not go into detail. Tourmaline recalls meeting a jade a while back who promised that she would not tell the other homeworld gems where he was, Tourmaline supposed she lived up to the deal in exchange for his help, maybe he could offer something to this gem that would persuade him to ignore he was ever here? It's not like hes attacking homeworld or anything, he simply just wants to live in peace. "Is there anything I could do to have you not tell anyone about meeting me here?" he asked.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 29, 2017 11:28:20 GMT
"Are Diamonds really that bad? So many gems left their places on Homeworld... even royalty... heck even a whole rebellion started on this planet... there have to be a reason. Why are gems leaving something I never even got chance to experience..."
There was a part of him, who desired Pink Diamond's approval. At one time he called it "the voice", but ever since he openly acknowledged his allegiance to Diamonds it fell silent. That had to be a sign that he was doing the right thing... hasn't it?
Chip just shrugged at Tourmaline's offer.
"There is nothing you can do, because I don't want to tell anyone. Why would I do that?"
He didn't understand why should he. Well that wasn't true... he understood why he should, he just didn't understand how he could. "But... do you want to stay here forever? Alone?"
"Living forever? Alone? No that would really, not be... Satisfactory.." he said kind of sad, " I don't want to rebel against homeworld, but I can't go back and join them either." He said that last part with a lot more confidence. "Yellow diamond intended to use my gift of helping gem structures and ability to boost communications, to power the kindergardens." he said, "I left before I even knew what they were meant for..but 2 years later, the pink gem rose quartz, revealed to us what they were really meant for! Just imagine if my ability were to be used as a weapon? Homeworld would have AT LEAST 5 times as many soldiers as they do now and this planet, and the rebellion, would be over"
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2017 13:21:07 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 29, 2017 20:35:28 GMT
"I spent 2 years alone on this planet... hiding, it was a time I don't remember fondly... and I don't even have perfect memory so I forgot a lot about it... the rest I've been trying to forget ever since..."
He said, nobody should be alone... sooner or later it would end badly. Especially with so many corrupted gems around this place.
"I think you did the right thing, for what it's worth... but that doesn't change the fact that you can't hide here... those places are like magnets for corrupted gems. Not to mention scavengers... some of them wouldn't care, that this place is yours..."
He didn't try to scare Tourmaline, he was worried for him. Still, it had to take courage to left everything just to avoid getting your power misused. "I just want you to know, that I owe you one... so if you need some help..."
Tourmaline thought about what the Fire Opal was saying. "I guess you are right about the corrupted gems, and the scavengers, I tried putting some different ideas for defensive measures, but alas I could not finish all of them in a suitable time frame...". 'Well now what?,' Tourmaline thought to himself. He was right about the corruption and the scavengers, but where could Tourmaline go? It's not like he could just move into a city or some other populated place and forget about his past, there are way too many homeworld gems, heck the fire opal alone proved Tourmaline couldn't go anywhere and be safe from homeworld! However he did offer help maybe Tourmaline should take it, but how could this gem help him? "I'll take your offer on your help what do you have in mind?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 30, 2017 20:18:22 GMT
"There's the problem - most of crashed ships were already cannibalised for gem tech... it's hard to get now after all. I have no idea why corrupted gems gathers near or in crashed ships... but perhaps they used to be the crew? I don't know... "
He didn't know much about corrupted gems, what was left from the gem they once were. Perhaps there was some part of them who forced them to be territorial? Could be...
"I could try to get rid of those corrupted gems... but that would be a short time solution... I really think you should leave this place... for example the Beach city is quite safe for "rebels". I have a small base over there and I never was bothered by other gems. You would't be safe here..."
"Base" was probably quite a noble name for his wooden cottage, but it was a nice place.
Tourmaline thought about the offer. Technically he was a rebel, just not in the sense of the crystal gems. He does not wish to fight homeworld or anything, he just simply wants to live on his own free will! Why would anyone want to have all of their decisions decided for them, and nothing to look forward to as it is all set in concrete..."I think i'll take that offer of yours to this "base" or whatever you may call it, however I need to gather a couple things and maybe my machine..." he said that last part hesitantly. Tourmaline has been working on a machine that would be capable of movement and many anti vehicle weapons it will be his greatest achievement yet!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 1, 2017 7:32:02 GMT
"You probably saved my life, when you decided to bring me in. You didn't know who I was... I could easily be some spy or bounty hunter... yet you still helped. I can see that you're a good gem, I would be happy to help you. Or to call you a friend."
Sometimes it took years to get to know other gem, and than sometimes a gem would just save your life.
"I have a free garage... since I don't plan to buy a car I think you could use it as a workshop if you want... I have no use for it right now..."
There were two free rooms in his house. And technically a cellar, but that server as his bubbled gem vault...
Tourmaline happily accepted Chip's offer. "That sounds like a prodigious plan! Having a work shop is quite high on a list of things I need to call a base, I will be sure to work on anything you need me to of course." he said. However something troubled his mind. The Fire Opal said that this "base" was located in a place called Beach City and that it was a place for rebels to go. What were to happen if the rebels saw him? Would they make him join their cause or maybe just shatter him for no reason at all! He dismissed these thoughts, surely if the Fire Opal were to try and get rid of him, he definitely has the power to do so on his own.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 2, 2017 10:09:46 GMT
"I'll be honest here... I know nothing about gem tech or how it works... I'm a warrior, or... I suppose to be at least... so all this goes beyond me... but I must warn you... most of my home is made out of wood... so take that into consideration please."
Yes, Chip was able to control fire, and also to extinguish it if he wanted, but he couldn't be home all the time. And he grew attached to his new home.
"So how much of this are you planning to take with you? Seems like his ship is full of useful gem technologies... I will help you of course, but seems like you have a lot of stuff here.."
Even if his garage was fairly roomy it couldn't possibly fit all of this...
"I would have to leave all of the big machines here of course, and would make do with the small things I can bring with me into this "garage"," he said, "I might make a cloaking device for my machine I'm working on to Hide it from anyone trying to find it or any passerby's..". Tourmaline walked around the Gem Ship and began to take all sorts of different tools and parts trying to think of what he would need to make a suitable place for him to stay at. If this "garage" or "base" is made out of wood he would need to stay away from things such as a combustion engine or anything that explodes..that should be simple. Right?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 9, 2017 8:06:35 GMT
"I will help you with transporting your equipment. There is a warp pad nearby... and there is one in a hidden cave in Beach city, which isn't that far from my home. So it shouldn't be that difficult to move... but I'm afraid I lack the physical strength to move the bigger machines..."
Chip once again offered his help. "Than again if you want to move something bigger you might just dismantle it... and we can move it afterwards..."
That would probably be time consuming, but it was the only way he could think of. His resources weren't nearly as big as they used to, since most of them were Morion's originally. "I think it might take as a while..."
He wasn't even sure if Tourmaline was going to start right now... or just soon...
"Hm, I think I'm able to transport most of my items and machinery alone, but thank you for the offer," he said. This gem had already given him a place to stay and he was even supposed to take him in to the homeworld court. The least Tourmaline could do is gather his own stuff and get them ready for the transport. He'd heard of the Beach City before from a Jade who was also like this gem. Supposed to take him in but did not, curious, maybe a lot of homeworld gems who decided not to publicly defect still have a sense of honor to the rebels or other defects like himself. Still, Tourmaline needed to be cautious friend or foe this world was still a dangerous one.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2017 23:25:19 GMT by Tourmaline
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Blue Quartz: How the heck is everyone?
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Ruby?: I’m good! Just trying to get some threads and arcs started up
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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