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The Assassin agreed It was clear to him, Chip's was anger as strong as his hatred and bitterness "I am sure the Diamonds never ordered your destruction little one.... whats your name? You looks like a Quartz, tho'... not that huge. But appearances could be deceptive... since we are shapeshifters, and our hard-light bodies are only projections of our will."
The smoky Quartz nodded "So... your name?"
"well... anyhow I am sure, our Diamonds never ordered your destruction, as I said before... I think the Peridots never reported your "birth" to their superiors, tried to hide their "shame". Tho' I don't know why... you seems to be a fine Gem. Anyhow... your choice is simple! You could continue yor life... hiding and be alone. I am not going to hunt you or anything... and I will keep your secret. Or you could re-join the Gem community. Join me! There is a war... and I know you don't really care, why should you, you are right, but this is a fine opportunity to prove, those misrable little Peridots were wrong, and you are a strong Gem that not only survived this long, but who could make any Diamond proud!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 27, 2016 21:10:37 GMT
"I am Fire Opal... but I call myself Chip... because my gem is chipped... they were calling me that to shame me... but I don't care. It's who I am..."
He said sheepishly, yet there was some pride in what he was saying. He wore it like an armor. He had no idea what his purpose was suppose to be, he never learned that information and he didn't care even slightly. He was unique and he knew it! But he also believed that Diamonds didn't have to order his destruction, it was probably quite usual, that defective gems were shattered.
"That's all nice to hear, but am I strong? I mean... if you weren't here that snake monster would get me... "
He admitted. He was never a warrior, his powers were barely working. He had no place being in a war. He didn't care about rebels but he didn't care about anyone.
"What could I do in a war... I don't want to be alone... but I don't want to hurt anyone..."
The worst thing was, that he wasn't sure, if that was something he should be ashamed of or proud of. He never liked fighting... he saw little point in it. He had no idea who is right in this war and who is wrong, who started it, who was the aggressor... and if the aggressor was the one to blame or had good reason for it... nor whatever that reason could have been...
The Smoky Quartz bowed his head with a Diamond salute
"Chip? Interesting nickname... OH! You are... chipped. Unfortunate. Earth is a bit lack of Healer Gems... so I can't help you to heal your Gem. Maybe at Home, there is someone who could help."
"Victory does not always go to the strongest of two opponents Chip! Keep that in mind! Physical strength means nothing without wisdom. Yoru strength is not in your arms... it is in here!"
He poked the forehead of Fire Opal
"Oh boy, another pacifist! But in your case it is... understandable. But please Chip, understand this: Pity is not a virtue. To pause when causing my enemy pain is weakness. He would not do so for me, and if he did, I would smite him for his stupidity."
He shook his head
"I am not going to force you to fignt or do anything you don't want... I promise, okay? But I can teach you how to defend yourself..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 28, 2016 5:24:00 GMT
Chip's eyes suddenly glowed with hope. This was the first time he heard, that he could be healed. He just kinda assumed, that since they tried to shatter him instead of healing him, there was no way to do that. His hope turned to anger quite quickly.
"So... there is way to heal me, and instead of doing that they just decided to shatter me?! Like that was the easier solution... if I ever find the one who made this decision!"
After that he fell silent again. He never wanted revenge before, but for a moment now he felt like it was the right path. But just for a moment. He wasn't like that... he didn't want to be like that. What happened, happened... there was no way to change that. But perhaps one day he could be healed, be whole again...
"But... why there aren't healers on Earth? Why just not sent some from the Home... that can't be that difficult, right?"
He had no idea about the fact, that there was no easy way to do that since the warps were disabled. The other things were not important right now.
"I think the one who made that decision was already poofed for her faliure..."
He shook his head
"Sorry to say this, but we are trapped on Earth Fire Opal... . You see as I said, there is a War going on. And the first targets of the Crystal Gems were the builder/engineer Bismuths and the technician Peridots. So far I have only met one Peridot on Earth, a Yellow Peridot, an insane monster, one of Yellow Diamond's crazy Experiments... Actually it makes sense. If I were a Rebel, my first priority would be to kill the ones who could repair the damages my sabotages causes! So we are out of Peridots at the moment, we can't repair... well anything. And... ina war eliminating the opponent's Healers are the first piority."
"The "rebellion" started a bit more than a three Earth's years ago. Give or take a few Earth months. Rose Quartz and her ilk sabotaged and destroyed several Homeworld facilities, temples and most importantly, the Kindergartens, the Communication Hub and the Galaxy Warp. So we are stranded here without the hope to communicate with our Empire. Still... Rose Quartz found a way to send a message to Earth. Or a rallying cry. She explained in her message her reasons, one of them was the destructive nature of the Kindergartens and the Colonzation, and asked the Gems on Earth to join her, to protect Earth and Humanity."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 28, 2016 7:56:29 GMT
This was too much information at once. So there was war going on... and from what he gathered the "rebels" tried to protect Earth from the others who wanted to colonise Earth? Something around those lines... still, this wasn't his war. He had nothing against humans, he surely didn't wish them to by destroyed. This was too much for his little head.
"And who is right? Are the rebels wrong to protect this planet? Or are they misguided? And are kindergardens destructive?"
He asked. It looked like the rebels did much damage. They could even start the landslide that damaged him, it might not have been an accident at all. And they apparently destroyed every hope he had to be healed. No communication with home, no healers left... it was probably a sound strategy in war... but innocent ones suffered because of it...
"Our Diamonds are perfect beings Fire Opal... naturally they are right, thus the Empire is right, the "loyals" "
The Smoky Quartz explained
"The Kindergartens the main reason why Gems invaded and colonized Earth; to exploit its resources and produce more warriors via the Kindergarten. We are a Conqerors Fire Opal. This Colony was once a flourishing center where Gems were grown and manufactured. But yes, it is true If allowed to continue, it would destroy all life on Earth as the developing gemstone would incubate in the planet Earth's crust and sap the life force from its surroundings to form itself. Every Gem "born" this way... me, you... every Gem! Your core was injected in a Planet's crust and you sapped out the good stuf, life force, minerals, everything, gathered enough power for an immortal life. But yes, the cost was the life around your birthplace."
"Small price for such a nice little Gem like you if you ask me! We are eternal... planets and life are fleeting things. Eventually the stars consumes the orbiting planets anyway, or some radiaton or something will destroy all life on it and renders it unhaibtable... but it is part of the galactical lifecycle. Stars born, gave life to a planet or moon, then eventually entropy will wins. Entropy always triumphant... But we are immortals. It is in theory totally possible to you to witness the birth of a solar system... and live long enough to see its destruction by its star."
Morion sat next to Chip
"Yes, the Kindergartens are destructive. It is true. But protecting a planet from us is a bit misguided... Rose Quartz sabotaged the Kindergartens, and they are offline... the planet was "saved". Yaaay. But Diamonds know how many incubating Gems died that day... how many unborn Gem rest in a never ending sleep in the crust under it? Tell me, do you think it worth it?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 28, 2016 12:14:50 GMT
"I am not Fire Opal... I stopped being Fire Opal the day they tried to kill me... which was like 5 minutes after I emerged from the hole... so please don't call me that... I'm Chip, ok?"
His explanation was... questionable. First, he seriously doubted, that Diamonds are perfect. Nobody was perfect. And invading other planets just to scrap all of their resources sounded quite selfish. Then again, sabotaging the kindergardens seemed like a bad idea. All those innocent gems that were growing there... gone. Seemed like both sides were doing questionable stuff.
What came next surprised him greatly. Small price for a little gem like he was. He wasn't used to kind words. Not at all. It sounded so nice, it filled him with pride and joy. He had to smile at that.
"I think it's never ok to hurt the defenceless, like the growing gems... they did nothing to deserve that. "
He nodded. It wasn't fair at all... those gems couldn't defend themselves...
"But... if you ask me, you are a Fire Opal. If you willingly abandon what you are then the Peridots that wanted to destroy you are half-won. They wanted to destroy the Fire Opal they made, the Fire Opal that became chipped... and they considered it for this reason worthless. There is nothing wrong with names... several Gems have names, like my beloved Demetry, or Hunter, or even me, well my alias among the humans, Senor M. But calling yourself "Chip" because the Peridots wanted to Satter the Fire Opal, that once you were? If you ask me, don't give them this satisfaction. If you abandon what you are thanks to this, they really killed a part of that Fire Opal... and they are one step closer to fully destroy it as they always intended. But your choice Chip..."
"But in my eyes, you are a Fire Opal, no worse than any Fire Opals out there with a whole Gemstones..."
The assassin smiled
"And as I said, I will not going to force you to figth or kill against your will. Not even if you choose to remain with me. I am not your boss or superior or anything. I can teach you about the Gems, about yourself and your heritage... no... legacy! It is up to you how you will use that knowledge..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 28, 2016 13:40:34 GMT
"They never gave me the option to be Fire Opal... so I became Chip... and it is who I am now. But perhaps... if I stay with you, I will learn how to be Fire Opal... I would like to learn about gems, about Diamonds and about myself. I think I would like that."
He said. He himself was surprised, that he opened so much to this stranger. After all this gem was downright scary, and he admitted that he is a killer, he probably killed dozens of enemies, if not more, so why he felt safe around him? Everything here was strange. Chip still very much desired to stay out of this war, but some training and knowledge would only help him... and perhaps he will find place in this world... it was after all time to catch up with it...
"I think I'll stay with you, if you'll have me... but... I'm so curious... when you thought I was human... what possible use would you have for a human?"
Curiosity was something that Chip was known for. And right now he was very, very curious...
"I have a nice skyscraper in the middle of Empire City... you can live there if you want"
Morion offered a home^^
"Ohhh.... that. Hehe, the Man-cub thing. Well... uhm... you see... it is a bit complicated. I have several Humans. I have a little, well not so little criminal empire. I have instelled our social ranks in to my little organization"
The Smoky Quartz explained "The humans who serves and tends everyday stuffs are called Pearls, the expendable, not to bright warriors called Rubies, and the big, strong "knights" are Quartzes. The scientists are the Peridots. And even have a couple of Bismuths, the builders and makers and providers of weapons!"
Morion was proud
"And me? I am their Diamond, the Boss. Actually, the boss of the Bosses. They have several human terms for it, Godfather, the capo di tutti capi, that means, the boss of the bosses. Don, Kingpin. But my alias, Senor M is my favorite."
The Assassin smiled cheerfully
"We are at War with the Rebels! And Humans are quite usefull allies!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 28, 2016 17:10:52 GMT
Skyscraper... the thought had stunned him for a second. He rarely even had a roof over his head and now he was invited to live in a skyscraper... he never even been to one before, only saw them from the distance. The thought wasn't unpleasant. He could have a home... at least temporary one.
"Why are you helping me? I mean... most gems I met didn't care at all... and that was the better option... and you are offering to teach me... give me place to live... I think I would be fool to turn that down..."
Chip had to admire him. Not only because "Senor M" offered him home, but because he was quite resourceful. Creating a little empire of his own.
"And as I said, every Gem is precious... And I don't want you to become a Crystal Gem, a Rebel. Or to become a powersource to power their weapons... The Crytsal Gems caused already to much truble, killed to much Loyal Gems Chip! The other option would be to shatter you... but I don't really see any reason to hurt you. And I am a bit of lack of trustworthy Gem allies Fire Opal, sorry, Chip. I need to plan ahead kid... we are at war! If something would happen me, my humans would need protection, a leader, a guardian! Training you is a honorable duty, since you are a lost Gem, and a bit selfish... This way I can be sure, you are loyal and capable to carry on my legacy!"
"Call me Morion. I am not your owner or lord and master... I am a Gem like you Chip! We are the same...
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 28, 2016 18:14:36 GMT
If he really would be human, he would totally be blushing right now. Great potential... that was the first time he heard something like that. This dark and scary gem was nicer to him, then any other gem ever was...
"Thanks... for... everything, Morion. I am still not sure about this whole war... but I will learn more and we will see how it goes... ok?"
He was willing to learn, to understand how this war started, who is in the right, but he wasn't ready to sign up as a mercenary right away. Perhaps the "Crystal gems" were the bad ones, he had no idea, but hopefully one day he will. He will have to learn things, that other gems knew from the first moment of their lives, but one day, he will be as strong as any other gem, or stronger!
"Come now... there is a Warp Pad nearby. Have you ever used a Warp Pad before? In short, Warp Pads are teleportation devices created and utilized by Gems. They need only be willed into activation by their user. This lets out a beacon of light and phases the traveler to whatever location they were aiming for. Warp Pads teleport their users through another dimension, the Warp Space, to locations within the current dimension...."
He stood up
"Or we could walk... or shapeshift to another form. Whataever you want. I have time to walk home... and I can tell you about the Gems... I don't know how much do you know about your own race"
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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