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Octavian, the gender mixing Bloodstone gem, was so happy as he sat down on the ancient bricks. He found a temple-like structure that appeared to have been built by Gems and yet had a style similar to the ancient Central American civilizations...maybe this helped inspire them? He had traveled for about 3 or 4 days from Beach City when he discovered the massive structure. He had decided to take notes of how astrology was viewed in the past, and the area at the top of the temple had the perfect view for charting stars. "Maybe I can find an area where the stars have warps!" Octi was convinced that he could find warps to galaxies by linking constellations with nearby planets and stars. On this particular occasion, he was dressed up in a imitation hoodie from his uniform, gloves and outdoors-ish boots. He also had his guitar handy in case the night sky was covered by clouds, playing songs always helped soothe him. As he started writing on charts, it never occurred to him that there was the chance he wasn't alone..
The city of the humans become to noisy... again Morion always felt himself more home in the untamed wilderness than in the cities He could be... well.... himself there. Nobody judges a predator there for beeing a predator, hunting, stalking... or just lounging in the shadows, or stretching in the sun, dozeing. He left behind the lights and noises of the city and disappeared in the darkness of the night, runing, jumping among the trees in a from of an alien feline,before shapeshifted to a more.... efficient form, one that was more suited to the given terrain It wasn't from Earth either, it was from the stars and with human eyes, it was quite... disturbing
Not that Morion minden. He dispised the Humans... Worthless pests The giant serpentine form slithered silently in the darkness, just the scared flock of birds indicated his path... Then the Smoky Quartz found it An ancient temple, possibly of Gem origin Half burried, half ruined, but still... magnificent! It was massive, and ideal for some star-charting Then he stopped Footprints... The Gem looked around, and slithered closer... somebody was here Or... who may it be, could be still here! Maybe a human... or a Gem Morion hissed, with a deep voice, not from this world and tried to snap a scared bird that wasn't quick enough Just a crunch... then silence He was a predator, it was in his nature And... there was a prey somewhere Or ally In the smoke and shadows, the long alien serpentine "monster" continued the Hunt There he was... A Human... or at least something humanoid in somekind of an uniform Morion watched his Prey... prepared to attack. Then noticed: a guitar He raised his head The Smoky Quartz liked music too, tho he didn't have his guitar with him this time
"Play on it...."
From the darkness he hissed to the "human", well aware of his silhouette could be, - okay, must be - frightening to his prey It was a little test, how brave the human was^^
"Hm?" Octavian looked up, trying to find the source of the voice before noticing the..yeah, that's a terrifying silhouette at least ^^'. As he stood up, picking his guitar up, his gem shining a little thanks to the light that the stars gave off. "S-so you like music, eh? Alright..I think I have something you might like." The gem knew he should play it cool, no pun intended, and try not to show too much fear to..whoever or whatever was in front of him. He smirked and did a warm-up strum, humming to himself as he started to play a tune that sounded a bit..interesting. Each note sounded like the gem knew what he meant as he sung softly, "No I won't. Back. Down. No I won't back down.." He sung a song he had heard from an earth audio device, the man originally singing it was someone named Johnny Cash, and while Octi hadn't the slightest idea as to who he was, the music he heard sounded powerful. He had decided to learn during his time on Earth..hopefully this helped a little
The serpentine monster hummed along with the tune Or something like that His vocal aparatus wasn't the perfect for humming Or singing So it was more like a deep vibration, mixed with hisses and groans But he enjoyed it It was a nice song
"Cute... I love the guitar to. Well, not asssss much assss the harpsssssichord, but itsssss eassssier to carry around"
He murrmured Casual talking with a monster
"The sign of insanity dear?"
The Voice in Morion's head giggled
"He is a cute one! You should really gut him too... it worked with Demetry."
The Smoky Quartz hissed and groaned angerly He was angry to the Voice in his head, not the stranger, but from outside, it could be frightening
Morion roared, his tail crushed a rock with a blow, tentacles grabbed and crushed some twigs; then slithered closer; now out of the shadows it was clear, ha just ate something. Or someone. Fresh blood dripped from his mandibles...
Octavian shivered when Morion came back, clearly a little disgusted with the sign in front of him but he calmed down. "I do agree with you on the guitar but I'm not human." He turned around and showed the gem in the small of his back, his chains coming out as he spun two of them around in his hands, turning back to face Morion. "I'm a gem, Bloodstone. But call me Octavian if you're..willing to go with formalities" Octi was still trying to figure out just who or what was in front of him, it was clear that it was intelligent, perhaps not a monster..."Who are you? You plan on killing me or something?" He tilted his head to the side, trying to figure out how much power Morion had, should the two have to come to blows
The Smoky Quartz groaned to the Voice inside his head, then slowly nodded to the other Gem
"A Bloodssssstone... a Heliotrope! You are a Jasssssper! A Quartz! "
Morion moved his head, to see the Gem from left, then right
"Octavian... I guesssss you took the name to mingle with humanssss more eassssily"
He snorted a little, a bit scornfully Then shook his head
"Actually? I Wasss planning to... eliminate the potential danger your pressssence represssents
One way or another, no shame to admit it
"But sssince you are not a Human....
As he aproached, he changed shape; with a flash of light shapeshifted to a humanoid form; cloaked, hooded humanoid, with long grey hair and silver eyes, in a mask; dressed in black, with his gem, a dark smoky quartz, a Morion in the middle of his chest Without any diamond insignia His voice was cold like the night; he took a little bow
"I am Morion - Facet-7F2R Cut-8YQ, Her Majesty, Blue Diamond's loyal Agent..."
The world Assassin or Enforcer lingered - unspoken - in the air like the little smoke, which creeping around Morion's legs
"I see.." Octavian returned the bow, out of respect. He felt more comfortable with Morion in his humanoid form but was still a bit..off-settled. "Do you mind if I ask what the mission might be?" Octi could tell that this gem must be one of the loyalists, I mean that was obvious with what he said but whatever. While the Bloodstone hadn't tried to take sides in the fight, he had learned a little towards the humans. "Just so I can figure out why you ended up finding me here and all" He put the chains up, sensing no need for combat at the moment. "I had just come here to chart stars for possible warps..if you're wondering, I volunteered to come here on my own, colonize the planet. I was a soldier back at Homeworld before coming here." He hoped Morion didn't ask for a facet and cut, Octavian tried to keep that out of his head. He actually still had these thoughts in his head of turning against the humans but...he couldn't...could he?
"Agreed..Ill admit, I haven't found anything specific in terms of what's inside this thing" Octavian shrugged, not having been able to make sense of what he saw inside the temple. He was troubled a little by Morions statement on the humans, however "The humans aren't all that bad..in my opinion at least." The gem knew he should try to appear neutral, not wanting to risk being torn apart if Morion got a bit ticked off. "Either way, I've stayed out of the combat between loyalists and rebels for as long as I could. Am I going to have to choose who to help at some point? Just be honest with me" Octi sat down next to Morion, the look on his face showing he was...well, conflicted inside (Wifi kicked me out and I couldn't respond until now, sorry! >_<)
"The Humans... are pests. I've been on a lots of worlds. Have seen countless species. Humanity is in the Top 10 worst!"
The Smoky Quartz murmured with a dark tone in his cold voice
"It is a miracle they are still around and didn't wiped out themself!"
His silvers eyes narrowed to the words of the Bloodstone An Independent one, eh?
"Jump on him while you can! Use your claws to rip his hard-light body to shreds! Tear out his throat with your fangs! Revel in the beauty of the sound of his cry, the artistic splashing of his lightfluid blood!"
The Voice in his head whispered, like a ghost, he could see his inner voice manifest next to him, behind his right shoulder ,whispering to his ear
The faceless manifestation of the Voice in his head was cold, yet gentle, like the space between the stars, her hands, the long fingers rested on the shoulders, while he whispered to Morion Of course, only he could see her Tried to ignore her... ...but it was hard, he just raised his hand to silence her
Morion watched the Gem in front of him
"I hope You reaise... there is no such thing like "independent Gem"! If not, then I have some bad news for you Bloodstone... very bad news! Thanks to these Rebels, Earth is now a battlefield. We all must choose sides! And IF you are not on one side? You are on the other... You were a soldier, but to be honest, I've never heard about Gem-retirement... We will return to this! You were a soldier, so I guess, you were in the service of that psychopath, Yellow Diamond... "
"I don't need any reminders" Octi shivered a little, memories of serving under Yellow Diamond coming back to him "To be honest, I'm not exactly retired, I just chose not to participate in any actual combat for some time" He cracked his knuckles "I'll have you know, I'm one of the best in terms of durability in combat. Of course I hope not to have to demonstrate this for you at the moment, if you get my point" He looked at Morion with a bit of a tense look, mixing the want of combat and the necessity for calm, at least for the moment "Also, even if there's no such thing as an independent gem, I can still make my own decisions. Want to know why? Because after I got stuck here on Earth, even before the warp pads were screwed up, I got NO HELP from homeworld. For awhile all they cared about were there own precious needs." It was almost as if Octavians eyes had a fire on them, his old Bloodstone rage showing itself "I would need a lot of convincing to join back.." He stayed quiet after that, technically offering his services until he sighed "I'm sorry, I just....I was alone for a long time Morion, I've tried to find any hidden warps that could link to earth" He blushed and gestured the charts "I'm willing to consider you an ally..no matter what side I'm on. How's that sound?" Octi was familiar with the shadows, but unlike Morion who stalked as a predator, the darkness was comforting and temporary safety for the bloodstone at times
Last Edit: May 27, 2016 15:05:23 GMT by Bloodstone
"Funny... last time I checked, fighting for Our Diamonds wasn't voluntary..."
Then the Smoky Quartz nodded
"Thanks to the Rebelious Gems and their actions, and the fact, the Homeworld is in another Galaxy.... expecting help from home was illogical from your part. But make no mistake Bloodstone! They WILL come..."
Morion's voice was cold and dark
"I don't know, how large the fleet will be"
"But since Yellow Diamond is as gracefull as a rockslide, when comes to retribution...? And it will be a retribution! Not a scouting party, not one Gem or two! And I think you very well know that deep in your heart... just, like the rest of the so-called independent Gems, afraid to admit it, even to yourself! It is more comfortable to delude yourself than face the cold hard truth!"
Morion shook his head
"Its not a question of convincing Bloodstone! You served and fought under Yellow Diamond, you bloody well know, what her reaction will be! Send the armada. Legions of those expendable dumb Rubies! Gem-tech weapons, even one or two Fusion abominations! The Diamonds fiery wrath will descend upon this world! And when they arrive, becouse the question is not the "if.." it is 'when", and this world is lying in smoking ruins... THEN every Gem will have to answer for his or her deeds and decision...!"
The Smoky Quartz leaned back to the wall, his voice was a bit sarcastic
"Let me ask you something! What kind of convincing do you need, to side with your own race, your own home...? You know... and not face our Matriarch's judgment?
Bloodstone sighed, it was clear Morion was definitely on the side of the diamonds, and wasn't going to budge an inch. The gem ran some of his chains through his hands, not looking back up at the Smokey Quartz for some time now "I was left here by myself..I was promised that this place would be prosperous with gems. If we make this into a smoking pile of rock then what have we accomplished, hm?" Octi clenched his fists "I'm trying to stay on a side that will allow peace, these humans attack us BECAUSE we try to destroy their world, don't you get it?" He looked down at a second skull mask he had and shivered "They left me with that stupid mask for so long, maybe I've just grown timid." Octavian punched one of the temple walls in frustration, leaving a good sized dent before turning back to Morion, his eyes glowing again "You've just been a bloody right hand gem this whole time, I was a lowly soldier, NONE OF THE DIAMONDS CARED ABOUT ME!" He breathed heavily, clearly angry "Why should they now?"
"It is not the Diamonds fault, this colony is... well, on the state that it is!"
The Smoky Quartz sighed
"It was not the Diamonds who rebelled! It was these Crystal Gems! It could have been great! Like all of the Gem Empire's colonies! Earth could have been the crown jewel of this Galaxy!"
Morion hissed with anger, and switched language, continued their own, the Gems native language
"Sorry, its hard to explain the wonders of our Race on a language that was designed by apes, to tell the other apes, where are the fruits..."
The Smoky Quartz murmured in disgust
'This world, this Colony could have been great! Countless Gems birthplace, even home! The Rebels sabotaged the construction efforts... and you now it! This is why all these Gem structures are half done or in ruins. Before the Rebellion broke out, I bet, there was sabotages to slow down the already slow transformation of this planet. And yes, I am well aware, a Clolonization is destroying several things ... it have its price"
"Thanks to the Rebels, our hard working brethrens couldn't acomplish anything meaningfull! The few Gem structures on Earth are... nohing, compared to a colony! It wasn't the Diamonds who strated this war. It was the Rebles! Great Diamonds, what did they expected??? Destroy the warp pads, forcefully exile Diamonds know how many of their kind to this cursed rock, where we are forced to live among these pests, the Humans... and for what? To "save" this planet? First of all, if they really thought, this will prevent the Diamonds, the Gem Empire, they were insane! Or did they thought, well, the Diamonds will leave this planet alone, the Empire will colonize another planet... then its the most evil and hypocrite thing I ever heard! Doom a planet to save another, just becouse Rose Quartz and her ilk favored the Humans???
The Smoky Quartz groaned
"IF you really want to blame somebody for your trubles, your loneliness... a shattering dream, then blame the Rebels!"
"Im.. sorry for your fate. Yellow Diamond is not... the best boss. But even she cares about her underlings. Enough to punish them if they tries to rebel...
Octavian calmed down and sighed, spinning a chain around now as he still listened to Morion, but clearly a bit...well, it was hard o tell what his mood was at the moment. He switched over to the original language all gems knew and looked over at Morion, humming to himself "You know, you do have a point. I mean I can see how one could blame the rebels for this whole mess, but there's one thing that apparently you don't know." He shrugged, putting a chain on his shoulder "Rose did one thing that apparently you can't see, she gave things a chance. And in all honesty, you want me to pick a side?" He chuckled as he hung upside down from the ceiling "I work for whatever side benefits me the most, whether that be the rebels or our lovely little homeworld army. And there ain't a thing you can do about that" Octi smirked, booping Morion on the nose "Now, as for my fate, I've always felt...different. No one ever truly explained why I have these chains. I feel like it's a sign from when I was first formed but...I dunno" He shrugged "Why should you care about me so much anyway? Last I checked you weren't an 'underling' like me"
Howlite: It is good to be back
Jul 11, 2020 11:33:54 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"'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