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History: One day when Fire Stone was roaming around the Kindergarten he stumbled upon a poofed gem. But it was no ordinary gem. It was a DIAMOND. "WHAT!?!?!?!" he shouted. Suddenly he heard footsteps running towards him. And to make matters worse the gem started to glow and rise up. He quickly bubbled it and warped to home. He ran into chromes room and tried to find something to trap the red gem in. The only things he could find were a small clock, 2 glass pieces shaped like diamonds, and some gold rings. He put them together finishing with Red Diamond. He carefully unbubbled RD and quickly put it in what seemed to look like an hourglass. Lava filled the hour glass spilling from the diamond instead of it reforming. Fire Stone made a time machine
Ability: It can speed up,slow down,turn back, and turn front time
This really doesn't Tie into the site history, like there has been attempts at creating Diamonds (Cubic Zirconia,Industrial Diamond ect) but its never been done properly since they are nearly impossible to replicate (especially considering Earth no longer has the backing of Homeworld).
Secondly the Ability of the artefact inherently doesn't work from a mechanical (or gameplay standpoint). Apart from the fact it forces users actions and takes control away from them (forcing alot of time to pass when they may not want it to), it them also makes its user pretty much invincible.About to get hit? Slow Down. Got hit anyway? Rewind, User did a action your didn't want them to do? Turn back.
To get to the major issue though, your character may be able to manipulate time but you as a user cannot (you don't have the out of character information you need to back up a post in the future). As such when you jump into the future you don't know what the thread is going to be like or what the characters are doing. Like a user may be planning to have some big movement happen, they attack a gem or the terrain collapses. You don't know this winding forward though so you really cant make a post about anything in the future, without godmodding other gems (remembering that posting is mostly about reacting to other gems, so how do you create a post with no content to go off.)
ok i see your points but (3rd & 2nd)fire stone rarely uses it and if he was to use it i would get the permission of all the users in the rp and toward the first problem, red diamond is basically a failed diamond but still had great power. When Homeworld realized how great that power was Fire Stone stumbled upon it
It doesn't matter if you not going to use it often its still powerful whenever it is used. Even if you ask people though it still has the same issues, No one in the thread knows how the thread is going to pan out until its actually done, because replies are based around what other gems did in there posts IE: dialogue is entirely dependant on what the other gem has said. Even with stuff planned out stuff generally deviates based on little details in the replies.
So unless the entire thread is RPed out in PMs first your not going to be able to accurately jump forward in time and that is a issue with all long term time travel abilities.
That doesn't mean though that time travel cant work at all. the main trick is to have time travel powers is to have them in the scope of your knowledge as a actual users. A good example of 'Time Travel' powers that would work on here is Ekko's chronobreak
Passive: While Chronobreak is not on cooldown, Ekko is followed by a time-delayed hologram of himself that tracks where he was 4 seconds ago.
Active: After a short delay, Ekko blinks to his hologram's location, becoming untargetable for the duration, dealing magic damage to surrounding enemies on arrival and healing himself.
So having time travel powers that affect only you can work well (stuff like being able to warp to where you were four seconds ago. Or return your body to a state it was in a few seconds ago, allowing you to 'rewind' heavy damaged inflicted to you. Or having a ghost that follows you and mimics the actions you did four seconds ago. So Time travel can work but it needs to only displace your body in the timeline, and not your mind or the timeline of people around you.
That being said though Time Travel powers are a pretty daunting task and require a good amount of working and balancing.
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"'s Origin is still unknown, some suspect it was a viral infection, other claim it was a Diamond experiment gone awry and other suspect the organics were behind it. Regardless no one seem to have a proper answer about what it was and why its only isolated to Earth
*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