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It was a silent night with star filled sky, like diamond dust on a black vevet, and the big silver Moon like a precious brooch The sea was calm, its silent song lingered on the beach, as the waves caressed gently the the white sand A car, a big, back limousine approached the little shack of Bloodstone
After the car stopped, a middle aged man, the driver walked - with a bit nervous look on his face - to the door He was around in his thirties, dressed in a traditional driver attire, even had golden fringes on his vest, white gloves and a driver's hat The human stood there a little, adjusting his shirt, then knocked, slowly three times...
"Hm?" Octavian was sitting on the couch, going through some items he had picked up in the last day or so when he heard someone knock on the door. It was a bit late so it shocked him that someone would even decide to pay a visit at this time of night. He yawned as he hopped up, brushing his uniform off so he could at least look decent before walking up to the door and opening it. Octi gave the man a look of both curiosity and confusion, looking the black limousine over. He was positive that he had taken a place where humans wouldn't come down..not as often at least. "Yes? What can I do for you?" He asked curiously, not wanting to sound rude.
The man bowed his head a little, he was a bit uneasy before the Gem, but tried to hide it (tho with a little succes) But finally found his voice
"Sorry for the late... uhm... sorry for disturbing your er... solitude m'lady... sir... mr... Im... uh... I'm looking for... well, you. According the description... uhm... you are Mr. Octavian er... Mrs. Octavia... I-I presume. B-B-Bloodstone Octavia? I... I have a massage for you"
From his vest, he pulled out an envelope, then gave it to the Gem, stapping back a little, waiting in a required distance, while bloodstone read it The envelope contained an Invitation, hard white paper with embossed golden letters, with the following words:
The honor of your and your friends company is requested by Mr. M. for a soirée at the Q. Uartz Mansion, Empire City. This momentous event will begin tonight, 10:00 PM.
"Mr. M. sent me and ordered me to wait for your reply, and if you and your friends decide to grace us with your presence tonight, take you and to the mansion..."
He sighed and chuckled a little at the awkwardness of the human, understanding the way he had talked at the start. He took the invitation curiously and nodded. "Erm..could you give me a minute to see if anyone wants to come with me? I promise I won't be too long." Octi closed the door and walked back inside, looking around "Hunter? Where are you?" Octi knew that his friend was around here somewhere, either in the house or the cave. If Mr. M was who he thought it was, it would be good to have some extra company that he could trust to some degree, just in case. Even then, where was Empire city? Bloodstone hadn't heard of it before..
Post by Hunter Zoisite on Jun 28, 2016 20:36:57 GMT
Hunter had walked in the back door holding a rag that he was using to clean his hands. "The parts are a lot dirtier than i originally thought." He sees Octavian holding something. "Whats up?" He puts the rag in the dirty hamper so it can be washed later and walks over to him. Octavian holds out the letter for him to read. "a Mr. M? someone you know? and why are they inviting you and friends to a soirée?" As he waited for an answer he cleaned up a bit. Its at this point he notices the human standing infront of a rather large vehicle. "I take it that is the person who delivered the letter to you?"
"Yes, that is correct." Octavian nodded "That's who delivered the letter, and as for the Mr. M I have an idea of who it might be but I don't know who it is for sure. I think that they might be inviting us just to have some fun, possibly" He shrugged and smiled a little "But hey, it could be fun! I haven't been able to go to a gathering like this in a long time. Either way, you don't have to go if you don't want to. I'm going to go for the heck of it. From what I know, we can just modify the projection that we have to look like whatever is a fancy outfit. That's my plan"
Post by Hunter Zoisite on Jun 28, 2016 21:13:17 GMT
Hunter nods. "Well i cant make too much progress without more parts of my ship. and i still have no clue where the other part are so i might as well join ya." He looks over at Octavian when he said Fancy Outfit. "im kinda out of the loop what is a Fancy outfit?" He dries off his hands and walks over to the window to look at the vehicle. "Thats a rather big vehicle. im supprised it made it out here just fine." he walks back to Octavain. "I guess if were going we need to give this person the answer." When he turned around he notices Octavian was in a diffrent outfit. "um. i guess thats the fancy outfit?"
"Something close to this at least, yes" Octavian smiled and nodded "You should be able to change your projection to match the look that I have if you want." He walked back to the man at the door and nodded "Me and my friend Hunter will gladly attend. We just need a few more minutes to actually prepare." Bloodstone walked back and cleaned up the house, trying to remember if he had forgotten anything "Let's see...my tuxedo is good...erm..I'll be right back!" He ran upstairs to apply some quick makeup to his face, sprucing himself up a little before running back downstairs, standing next to Hunter "Alright! I'm ready to go! Don't question what I have on my face, it makes me look pretty" ._.
Post by Hunter Zoisite on Jun 29, 2016 3:05:01 GMT
Hunter looked at the mirror and tried to adjust his appearnece. It took a few tries to get it right, but he manged to create a passable penguin suit. He looks himself over and felt a little uncomfortable with it, but he kept those thought to himself. When Octavain ran upstairs he didn't pay it no mind as he finishes cleaning up the house. He had just finished when Octavian returned and commented on the makeup. Hunter chuckles a bit. "I was half expecting you do to something feminine with your appearance since you like to be both genders, but i do have to say it works for you." He gives Octavain a thumbs up before heading to the door so they can be on there way.
"Oh...well now that you mention it, I had forgotten about that." Octavian smiled and changed his appearance to where it would pass as something both genders would wear, that and his shoes were now high heels. Go figure. "Let's go then" He nodded as they both walked out of the house, stepping down to the limousine. "We're ready to be off to the party, my good man" Octavian nodded at the human who had handed them the invitation "May I ask how far out it is to Empire City? I've never gotten the chance to actually visit the area before so it's new to me" Octi shrugged as he leaned against the limousine "If you can't tell me, I completely understand"
The man smiled, then after the Gems were comfortable in the luxurious limousine, the car has started, headed silently in the night to the metropolis It was luxurious indeed! A huge interior, red velvet seats, light music, snacs, several kind of drinks in a little minibar, like cognac, wine, champagne, with enough ice and glasses. There was even a flat screen TV! Eventually from the windows they could saw Empire City
But the mansion wasn't in the city It was a (huge) private property in the edge of the suburb Surrounded by stone walls, the whole area was separated from the rest. With a tight security (the usual thugs in shades and suits, headsets, with chained dogs, patroled in pairs). The gates opened, and the car rolled in
After the car stopped, the driver opened the it's door with a bow to the Gems (If the Gems listened, they could hear the thugs talking in spanish and if they are familiar with the humans, looked like columbians) On the top of the stairs waited their host In a tuxedo with a cane, without any mask, it was the Smoky Quartz, Morion (tho its possible, even Bloodstone couldn't recognized him at first); He was a tall ('Quartz tall^^) Gem (but not bulky like a Jasper or Amethyst, his kind was slender) with long grey hair and silver eyes. It was evident, he was wearing real, human clothes, it wasn't his projection, since the shirt and vest hided his Gem. His skin tone was a bit grey...ish, like the smoke, but he could pass as a caucasian man. Even tho Bloodstone never seen his face, Octy could recognized his voice It was deffinitly his "friend", Morion
"Bloodtone... I'm glad you could came! And you have brought a company! Wonderful!"
The Smoky Quartz smiled, turned to Hunter, taking a little bow
"I'm afraid we haven't had the pleasure to meet before... let me intorduce myself! I am Smoky Quartz, from the Morion variant - Facet-7F2R Cut-8YQ; Her Majesty's Blue Diamond's loyal servant, I AM her eye... I am her Wrath! Currently lended for a few missions to Her Majesty, White Diamond... you can say, I'm a licensed hunter, assassin of our Matriarchs."
Morion smiled a bit
"It is nice to meet you... welcome my friends in the Q.Uartz Mansion! Forgive the pun... Oh, and don't mind the humans, they are mine. Come in! Come in! We have a little house warming party! Sadly you are the only Gems that could came... my other acquaintances are all dead or disappeared, thanks to the Crystal Gems... "
He walked up to the stairs
"I hope you like human foods... my chef is an artist!
Octavian smiled and leaned back in the seat as the car began to drive. Perhaps this wasn't so bad after all, even then the drinks and snacks that were provided tasted pretty good! He watched in awe as they pulled into the city, surprised at the location they were being taken to. As they stepped out of the car, his thoughts were confirmed as he walked up and bowed, out of respect, to Morion. "Pleasure to be here, I'll let him introduce himself but this is my friend Hunter, we met when his ship crash landed near the Sky Temple." Octi gestured to his friend as he followed Morion up the stairs "How did you even get this house..? You never told me you had this!"
Post by Hunter Zoisite on Jun 29, 2016 15:12:51 GMT
Hunter entered the vehicle after Octavian. He looked around the interior kinda supprised how roomy it was. "This thing is huge in here." He carefully examines the various snacks and drinks that were available as well anything else that was in there. Whey they got close to Empire city he could see it through the window which was quite beautiful in its own way. When the ride came to its end Octavain was the first out followed by Hunter. When he hears someone talking he looks up to the top of the stairs. Octavain introduced him to this new person. as they walked up the stairs Hunter spoke. "its about time i meet another Gem who is friendly, and your a supporter of blue diamond thats perfect. I was part of the planetary explorers unit for hazardous planets."
"It is a real pleasure... finally a sensible Gem! "
He nodded to Zoisite
"Crash landed you say? Maybe my theory is right after all about that Crystal Gem Jammer-field....?"
The Smoky Quartz mused Then shook his head
"Ah... I'm not surprised Bloodstone, that you have some questions. You see, my encounter with that morderous vigilante, that Crystal Gem... Starlight Swan was an enlightening experience! And of course our meetings too Bloodstone... Refreshments?"
Morion smiled, a waiter brought the requested drinks
"To be honest, after our talk at my "home", I've tried to build a ship. Just to see, if I could do it or not. And while I am a skilled inflitrator and played technician before... alas, I am not a technician, I am not a Peridot. Crash landed horribly. Maybe building a ship from stolen parts, from human technology, like engines, computers and so on wasn't the best of my ideas... Lets go upstairs!"
There was a party downstairs tho, human party. Several humans - most of them were columbians, but there were some others, like tattooed, bald, leather wearing, bearded bikers or dark skinned jamaikans - enjoyed the hospitality of the Gem, the foods, the music, the drinks. Was a bit noisy, but upstairs, there was a quiet room, with a long table, with a preapred feast
"If may I suggest, you should try the shrimp coctail... and the roast! These little black thingies called caviar. They are quite delicious! That big red bug-like thing is a lobster. With hot butter its taste is simply devine! Where was I? Oh... the crash landing"
The seats were comfortable, a bit baroque styled. Morion leaned back with a glass of whiskey, after his guest sat down
"So I have crashed in the middle of the jungle. I will not bore you with the details, but had a nice little hunting trip, my prey was quite formidable! A human "Quartz Knight". A Sentry. Defender of his own kind. Learned a lot about the humans during our fight! Like I have learned a lot about the Crystal Gems from Rose Quartz's message and from the fight with Swan. So, Humans! They are fascinating little misrable pests! Vermins. But... "
The Gem tasted the drink, enjoyed the flavors a bit, before continued
"But they DO have some potential... Actually I must thank you my dear Bloodstone, without you, I wouldn't be here. I would possibly hiding in a dark cave, looking for some entertainment. Not that it would be such a bad thing... So, I must thank you. Thanks to you a chain of events have started... that ended in here"
The Smoky Quartz stood up and walked to the window
"Look at them... Humans. This house wasn't mine you know. Technically it still isn't. The owner is or was a disgusting fat columbian man, neck deep in the crime. All of them are criminals. I've learned a lot of about the human's addictions... their desires. Dreams. Sins. They DO care about each other! But their morals and principles are quickly disolves, when they face certain death. There are some rare, unique idividuals, exceptional member of their mortal race, like that Sentry, but most of them? They would sell their own grandma' uhm, thats a human relative, a bit hard to understand, but humans generally love their grandmother. Soooo... most of them would sell their own grandmother for some pretty baubles, like precious metals or stones, a bunch of little paper scraps, money, and some slaves. You know, Humans are a bit like us. They absolutely love the human "Pearls". To own others, pretty humans, mostly from the opposite gender. Just to have them around! Fascinating. Show them power, like the ability to crush their rival's skull with bare fist, give them money, give them human "pearls", and basically you bought their loyality. These humans are criminals. I don't really care from where they got their money to be honest... but they are not nice humans! And this is the best part of it!"
"The Crystal Gems are enamored with the Humans! That Swan fellow's main concern was to protect the Earth and humans he didn't even know! Now? Immagine his or any Crystal Gem's face, when it tries to attack me and their precious humans are forming a human shield, and protect me with their lives! And even if they fight with these humans they will face the ugly thruth about Humanity! I will spread the seeds of doubt about Rose Quartz! Every human is worth saving, worth fighting for? The fight with other Gems? Do they worth the risk of Shattering? If not, where is that fine blurry line? Who will decide?"
The Gem turned to his guests
"To these humans I am Mr. M. Their mysterious benefactor! All I had to do was to eliminate some pesky competiton, secure some trade rutes, stole some shipments and money, a few days work for an immortal shapeshifter... and then harvest the gratitude of their cartels' and gang's leaders. I even leaked some rumors about me. Little thruths, like being an untouchable Gem! And I am a generous boss! They are animals. Well trained animals. Reward the success, punish the faliures! They happly fight or die for me! "
The Smoky Quartz raised his glass
"To the succes my friends!"
He tasted the liquid
"Now, since I own all this to you... I want to share it with you! And with your friend if he joins us! All of your friends! There will be a War. Or to be accurate, there IS a War. Homeworld Gems versus the Crystal Gem Rebels. There is no use to deny that! And this is not about just choosing sides... it is about survival. Let's prepare my dear heliotrope jasper, friend Bloodstone... Be a part of this! All of this! I want to share with you... and with your... our friends! Money, influence, humans... everything! What do you say?"
Bloodstone couldn't believe what he was seeing. He understood that humans had both good and bad sides, it was obvious which ones that Morion had chosen to use. Octi sighed and raised his glass with him but it was obvious that he had mixed emotions about the entire situation. "I see..." He stood up and looked the entire scene over, thinking to himself about how big of a decision this was. On one hand, he would be in partial control of so many others, finally escape the reoccuring thought that he was still nothing more than a soldier. On the other, he'd essentially be working with criminals, those who were the known bad guys in the eyes of the humans. "I'm not sure I can accept your offer, I'm sorry." Octi turned and walked back up to Morion,staring at him as he sighed "Believe me when I say that I appreciate everything you are offering, I really do. but at the same time I cannot find it in my moral conscience to do...this. It doesn't feel right. And I could give...other thoughts, if I really am to thank for this."
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