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"I mean...yeah, I suppose that's true. I've never been one to be focused on..I suppose you could say boosting my ego? I could care less how many gems bowed down to me or were inferior. I just want to do whatever it is I need to do and make it to the next day without getting shattered. I'm sure you understand what I mean, yes?" Octi tilted his head curiously as he looked around, taking in everything that Morion mentioned related to the ship "I see...so it was a transportation ship! That does make sense given the gigantic size that this place has. I do understand that you're sure the Diamonds will come but...I must ask, WHEN do you think they'll come? Does it not get tiring waiting here on Earth when you could easily leave on your own?"
"I mean, think about it! You ARE a Quartz! We are Knights, elite warriors! Special in our own way, we are vanguards, coordinators... well, Knights. The rest of the Army? The footsoldiers and those abominations, the warmachines, the "Fusions"
"If you are a Quartz, you are special, choosen one, "born" in a class that only sole purpose is to lead others, we are natural leaders. They are, I mean our squads, are following us with pride! We are the Diamond's advocates! You didn't care how many Gems bowed down or before you, or followed you even without your knowledge, or have seen you as an exemplar, because deep inside, you knew, always knew you are special! A hawk among sparrows."
He purred his sweet words to Bloodstone^^ But they were honest words
"Colony ship... yes. It was. When will the Diamonds act? Good question! The Homeworld is in another Galaxy... visible even with naked eyes tho. But far away, and the Galaxy Warp is down. And as far I know, there is no Peridot on Earth who could fix it... I think the Crystal Gems hunted down all of them. The communication hub is in bad shape too... we can't reach even the closest Colony. So... it will take time. Years maybe. Even to notice, something is not right. But I think they already knew, since Rose Quartz message was for everybody. So it is just a matter of time... but i'm not familiar with this Galaxy and don't know where is the nearest Colony. And I'm not capable to travel with that fast... or bend space, open gates or something like that. Simply it is more efficient to wait."
"Personally I don't see what's wrong with the fusions. I'm no elite..there's a reason I was one of the lower ones in the first place." Bloodstone sighed, knowing that Morion meant the complements and all but..something just felt off. "That does make sense, even if we did find a Peridot, their technical skill might still be a bit rusty, depending on what happened. And I can understand, a lot of gems are unable to really travel in space supremely quickly." Octi sighed as he looked around "Either way, I must commend you on your effort in maintaining the ship. It looks fantastic!" He smiled, admiring the artwork that was still there "Tell me, what else can we do here?"
"We are not-real enough to begin with.... just projections form a smart stone"
The Smoky Quartz's sound was bitter He growled a little
"The same-gem fusion is at least something "same"... look, immagine yourself as a bowl of water. Red water, okay? Everythig is Bloodstone "Octavian/Octavia" is in that bowl. The red water. Your memories, personality, desires, fears, secrets, thoughts, knowledges... everything! Now, I'm sure you have seen a Ruby-fusion on the battlefield, three or four or more Rubies gather together to form a Fusion, a giant Ruby-soldier. Now, in our example, that means there are four different bowl of water. The four different Ruby. When they fuse, all the four bowl's contents are poured into one giant bowl. Mixing... They lost themselfs! Try to separate that mixed four bowls of water... you could pour it from the big bowl to the four smaller... but you never could get the same back! Different-Gem fusions are worse! You are a bowl of red water Bloodstone, and an Amethyst is a bowl of purple. Mix them togeteher... to form a Fusion. Could you ever get back the pure Red water of your "self?"
Then he shook his head
"A Peridot... maybe could help. Or maybe not. But they are technicians... It is strongly possible a Peridot could fix at least the little hand communicators, so we are not forced to use.... ugh... human devices"
Octavian sighed but listened, he did have a good point and all. That actually wasn't that bad of an example Morion used with the water bowl and all "Let me add in a point, say that each bowl of water has a flavor of sorts. What if mixing them together improves it? Some fusions are very good to use no matter how strange or weird they may become." Bloodstone sighed "I understand your point but at the same time I can't help but wonder what the sensation of fusing feels like, being with someone to create a form more powerful. If simple Rubies can do it, imagine if powerful gems like you and I did it. The strength would increase quite a bit.." He smirked and nodded "Very true, but we have to find one first.."
"Yeah, the flavor is a good addition to the example"
The smoky Quartz admited
"And Fusions are strong and powerful weapons of mass destruction. A Ruby-fusion is considerably stronger and more powerful than the little Rubies. No doubt. This is why these things are alowed. We are a conqeror race... so open minded about weapons. But thats all. Two Gems become one, and the Fusion is stronger than the sum of its parts. But...
He shook his head
"There are a reason, we Quartz Knights are rearly or never Fuse. We are too important, to lose our idividuality.... we are not expendable Rubies. The promise of power is great... but the price, at least for us, is too high! The loss of our selves!"
"The loss of our selves? Hm? Now see, here's the ONE thing that bothers me with that statement." Bloodstone hopped off and sighed, looking a tiny bit ticked off. "I could care less what you think about us Quartz Knights, you haven't had to deal with trying to decide what form you appear as. I kid you not, I've had moments where I feel my Octavian and Octavia personalities clash, I'm probably not bloody stable!" Octavian sighed and leaned against the wall "In all honesty, I can keep my sanity enough to maintain a role in a Fusion. I can handle myself." He sighed and shook his head "I apologize, my temper gets out of control sometimes. As I'm sure you could tell."
"We are shapeshifters...thats true, not defined by any form. You are not Bloodstone because you are, at the moment, projected as Octavian, a male form, or Octavia, a female... or anything from the form of a fishing rod, to a complex machine. You are Bloodstone, defined by your "bowl of water". By your Gem"
The big clawed paw tapped the Gem on the middle of Bloodstone back, before he leaned against the wall
"You are not instable... It is just easy to give yourself in to the feeling, to the form. Hunt like a hawk, swim like a shark... purr like a kitty. Urges and instincts. Even if you are big and strong, manly Octavian... even if you are a petite and delicate, girly Octavia, you are Bloodstone, a Heliotrope, a variety of jasper Quartz. And all that is what the important. The most important thing in the whole universe! And the Fusion potentially could... and would take this away from you, mixing your colored, flavored bowl of water..."
The Smoky Quartz watched the other Gem
"There is a HUGE difference between instability and inexperience. You are just not used to this shapeshifting thing. Some Gems are nearly never shifts, content enough with their chosen form. Some of us, always. Give yourself time to learn and accept the shapesifting, our fluid nature, experiment and practice... and everyting will be fine.
Bloodstone shivered a little when their gem was tapped, not many gems ever really touched that before just given the location of it and all. Not a lot of them have their gems on the back anyway, Octi thought that was interesting. "Fine..I'll give myself time to practice and all that stuff, don't worry." He thought there was no point in continuing the argument about fusion, it was clear that the two of them had different views on the matter. "In all honesty, I've spent more time perfecting my fighting style than worrying about shapeshifting..maybe I should change that up some. I know that you think some of the humans may be inferior but believe me when I say they can come up with some quite lethal fighting moves. I've tried to learn as much as I can."
The big black alien panther grinned; for the Assassin the Bloodstone Jasper's every word was a verification of his 'theory' about Octavian's subconscious fellings^^
"You seeking the ways to become better and better, exemplary fighter. It is in your nature dear..."
Morion laughed a little But then nodded
"I must admit, if Humanity is good in something... that is the creativity and ingenuity to find better and better ways to kill or torment each other! Its a mistery, why the Crystal Gem Rebels wants to save this misrable species?! Speeking of the Rebels..."
The Smoky Quartz gave Bloodstone an investigatory look
"...last time we met, your plan was to visit them in their Temple. To gather some information. Did you succeed?
"I'm afraid not, actually. And I don't sound disappointed mainly because I was confused. I tried to go into the temple but..no one was there! I have no idea if they moved or what but you would think the entire Rebel faction moving bases would have caused rumors to spread, no matter what side a gem was on." Bloodstone looked somewhat concerned, not that he was hoping that they were ok, but that he had no idea where they were. Perhaps they were just as scattered as the Homeworld gems were, each one taking up residence wherever they could. "So for the moment, I'm still not taking your side, no offense. I mean either way, I have been making all sorts of allies, it helps to not stay in the shadows for so long" He smirked at Morion a tiny bit
"This is strange... maybe they were there tho... just... hiding. Uhm... hiding from you. You know, maybe they know you? You said, you were a nobody back home. But maybe you are wrong? And you have a reputation. Who are the Rebels anyway? Self-proclaimed heroes! Like that Swan fellow..."
Morion spited with disgust
"AND possibly Pearls. I doubt even a dozen of them could even scratch you Bloostone! I would be surprised if they would even dare to raise a hand to a Knight!"
Then the Assassin nodded
"This independece of your is... understandable, while murderous Crystal Gem Rebels infesting this planet. But be careful, okay?"
The Smoky Quartz then nodded again
"Our time will come Bloodstone... untill then for an "independent Gem", the wisest thing is to make as many allies as possible..."
"I highly doubt they were hiding just from me, but I appreciate the sentiments Morion." Bloodstone sighed and rolled his eyes "And I will be careful, due to my...abilities...I'll be able to handle most gems in combat." He didn't dare go into too much detail unless Morion saw him in combat personally. Never hurts to keep powers quiet, after all. "Trust me, I was already making as many allies as I could on this godforsaken rock. That's why I decided to talk to you after all, isn't it?" He smirked as he got a chain out, deciding to hang from the ceiling a little as he looked down at the alien panther "I don't mean that in a negative way, I'm just saying I'm taking advantage of my circumstances~"
"Like this Swan... his Gravity-manipulation is quite... anoying. Worthless against a Gem, who is trained enough... after all, we are an adaptable conqueror race, we are adapt to the curent gravity, tho it takes time ... it is a strong ability non the less, and quite anoying. Anyhow, that morderous Hero attacked me... and our battle ended abruptly, when Carbide and the Grand Inquisitor arrived."
"So, yeah, some Gems have strange powers... and some Gems are... experiments. Like my... Like him, Demetry. He was... a Jasper. But unique! And Carbide is an experimental Gem too... I guess this planet was some kind of testing ground."
He nodded then
"I don't blame you... we need every advantage we can get"
"I understand that. Gravity manipulation is something I think I might be able to handle, if everything goes well. I'm no experiment, but from what I understand there was a..Kindergarten of sorts here. I'm sure that would explain the tests and whatnot." Bloodstone sighed and nodded "Admittedly, I wonder how much time I can afford to spend here. I have some business back in Beach City that I might need to get back to. Although this place is nice and it wouldn't hurt to spend a bit more longer here. At the very least, now that I know where I am, I can warp back here and visit anytime." Octi chuckled and smiled, hopping down and landing back on the floor
Melody: as usual, just waiting for posts
Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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