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Empire City In the Skyscraper of Morion, or the M Tower as some Gems called it...
The security was tight (the usual thugs in shades and suits, headsets, patrolling in pairs) and chip could see the not-so-hidden cameras watching the corridors The guards were armed... columbian and Jamaican thugs, but the humans smiled to the little Gem To them Fire Opal was just like their boss, Senor M Some of them just nodded, some of them greeted him as he walked by Chip's home was nearly at the top, just one level lover than Moiron's "lair" The butler greeted the young Gem as he stepped out the elevator
"Good evening master Chip..."
Moiron called it his Pearl, but the Butler had a name, he was James, the Pearl, a human in his fifties. After a bow, he led Chip to his master The Smoky Quartz was in one of the living rooms
The Smoky Quartz was there, siting behind a harpsichord, playing
The assassin wasn't in his usual black uniform with his mask; with silver eyes, white hair, his skin tone was a bit grey...ish, like the smoke, but he could pass as a caucasian man
With half-naked (his black gemstone was in the middle of his chest), only in a black, silk pants, he was sitting there, playing with closed eyes. The butler left the two Gems alone The Smoky Quartz smiled, but not opened his eyes "Good evening Chip... can I help you? I hope you are satisfied with your new home!"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 30, 2016 18:40:15 GMT
This was all so surreal. From street to shiny big Skyscraper. It was like a story from some cheap book. He felt so weird moving through this massive building... everyone was looking at him, like he was someone important... probably the whole "gems are superior" or something... it was simply weird. He felt like he didn't belong here at all...
He was walking slowly, being led to the boss he assumed. So many humans all around... he was quite nervous about them too, even though they were the servants and guards...
"Hi, boss... everything is perfect... shiny... "
He said but couldn't keep hidden, that he is still nervous in here.
"I thought you sent for me..."
He said. He was little puzzled, wasn't that the reason that butler guy led him here?
The Smoky Quartz finished the song and stood up, walked to Fire Opal
A glass of fine whiskey for himself... Chip looked like a kid, but who knows? After all, Gems do not have to eat or sleep to survive, but thex can, however, still eat and sleep if they desire... Anyway, the Assassin sipped from his amber colored drink "You look nervous... a bit tense. We have Pearls you know, professional masseurs! Tho' our body is only projected hard light, a nice massage is quite relaxing!"
He suggested with a smile "Ahh.... yes. sorry, I must have lost the track of time! I do sent for you! You are here a couple of days now, do you like it? Any problems? Managed to settle in? Ready for the lessons and traning? But first of all... whats the problem?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 30, 2016 19:43:37 GMT
"Yeah, everything's just fine... it's just... all of THIS needs some getting used to... everything looks so... fancy. I'm almost afraid to touch anything... and everyone is looking at me like I'm their boss... they are all very polite but it's just so weird. Most people I met were like "Are you lost little boy?" not so much "Do you require some caviar? Is there enough bubbles in your champagne bath"
He said. Not that he had any champagne baths, but he had this feeling that if he would order some of those "pearls" to fill him a bath with Champagne, the only question would be "what brand do you require, young sir..."
"Oh no... I hate drinking... it's so... repulsive... feeling those liquids inside you... the only things I eat from time to time are cookies... I like the... texture."
He said, even though it was only half the truth. He liked them mostly because they were connected to some of his only good memories. He didn't entertain the possibility of massage...
"And I think I am ready for anything! Well... I...I hope... maybe?"
"Well Chip... to them you are Fire Opal. Not "just" Chip! You are Fire Opal! One of my "lieutenants", its a human term. You are the next in the hierarchy after me, and thus my heir. You their possibly future boss. Humans are smart little monkey, they never bite the hand that feeds them! Or protects them... but their behavior is honest. More or less. You know... "
The Smoky Quartz walked to Fire Opal and took a seat
"...they are well aware, since I told them, what is the situation on Earth. My... our Humans are not only criminals, but they are, like you, the survivor type. And they are opportunitic. I promised them a chance to survive basically... to them and/or to their descendants. Not a big price for their loyality. It is funny tho'... their race will survive thanks to their race's most disdained and despised members."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 30, 2016 20:10:19 GMT
Chip was listening what was going on. He gathered that all of this was because that "gems are superior" thing but still, felt strange to say the least. He learned, that he is lieutenant, which sounded a little cool to be honest. But what came next was quite shocking for sure.
"Wait, what? You can't be serious about this... you can't just pick a gem from forest and say "you are my heir" that's crazy. I mean... I could be agent of the enemy, or even a crystal gem... or I can't be ... anything. I mean... I'm not, but you can't know that for sure... Or... with those cameras all around I suppose you can, but... that's not the point..."
Suddenly he wasn't sure he himself knew what was his point... everything was just changing too fast and he wasn't able to adapt to all this as fast as he should.
"Could we get to the training before I say something stupid? Or... you know... stupider... "
"I AM serious. And you are not just any Gem... You are now my Apprentice. Not to mention You just proved I am right about you!"
Moiron explained calmly
"Yes, you could be an agent... or a Crystal Gem... or anything. But you are not. You are good in several things Chip. But lying is not among them. Nor subterfuge. We will work on those, don't worry."
"Now, back to this saving our humans business! I have several plans how to do it. Transporting them to another planet with the Galaxy Warp, if that damn thing will ever work again is one possible way. Another one is to use a ship. I have claimed an old Colony Ship in my first days on Earth... it is a wreck, true, but there is still some "life" in it! Lately several Gem ships crashed on Earth. And my salvage team managed to grab some technology as well as excavating some Gem-tech in the Kindergarten... not to mention, with the dirty money and... methods, my Humans can get basically anything on Earth that money could buy. Sooner or later we will repair that ship and she will fly again. There are plenty of Rebels around just waiting to be used as power sources... So using that ship is another possible way to save my... our Humans. Humans are crafty little monkeys, and it is just a matter of time and we will be able to replicate the energy canons and power shileds. Immagine, the Derelict, my dear giant ancient colony ship hovering majestically over my domain, like an island-fortress... Rebel-gem powered weapons and shields defending us from the dangers...."
Morion smiled warmly and sipped from his drink
"It will be marvelous! But you are right, we can talk about it later! About the traning... do you have any ideas what do you want to learn? Or any particular wish my dear Apprentice?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Sept 30, 2016 20:39:00 GMT
The little gem's head was getting quite dizzy... well technically his gem was getting dizzy, since his head was just a projection... he took a deep breath to calm himself, something he picked up from humans. It wasn't working that well for him (again, no real breathing). His jaw dropped though when he learned, that they will work on his lying and subterfuge sometime in the future. His only real skill in this area was pretending to be human... and that was only because his natural color was similar enough to be mistaken for human skin.
"I... well... you... I mean... uhm... you have quite a few plans in store there... "
He said. He was still worried about the whole "glassing the Earth". And he was also afraid of the Diamonds. Sure, Morion was very kind to him, but if the Diamond would tell him to shatter the useless chipped gem he would probably do it without questions. And that thought scared him.
"Well... I don't know... "
He never thought too much about training. Morion had more experience in this area, so he decided to trust him in this one.
"You don't know the half of it Chip! I have several projects, the Meta-human project, the Archangel Network... just to name a few. I will explain them later. Or whenever you like..."
The Smoky Quartz sipped from his drink
"But I may have to cencel some and make new ones... you see, before we met, two Gem ship crashlanded on Earth. Black Star Diopside is a Gem Bounty Hunter, she was sent by the Diamonds to help the stranded Gems... and a Fusion sent by Pink Diamond, to collect Corrupted Monsters... Pink Diamond I think wants to heal them somehow. Or find a way to do it. Her Court of the Courts of Healers. They maybe could help you too! Anyhow, this is a good sign! The Diamonds will arrive eventually... so its essential to be prepared for, well, everything!"
Morion emptied his glass "I know, you don't want to hurt anybody... but you must learn how to defend yourself! How about some self deffense traning? With your lance... how to use a lance deffensively?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 1, 2016 6:43:12 GMT
"Well I suppose it can't hurt to be prepared for anything... or anyone... especially when it seems that the Diamonds are coming sooner or later... and I bet the Crystal Gems are going to try to stop them from coming with all their power..."
He knew he would if he was rebel. After all, if the Diamonds's armies came, the rebels would be crushed terribly, so they would have to stop them before that... somehow. He had no idea about how many rebels were there... but somehow he doubted they were strong enough to fight the Homeworld's armies in regular war...
"Well hopefully Pink Diamond will be eager to heal not only the corrupted, but all of us who needs it..."
After all there had to be cracked and chipped gems before, and even though some of them could be scarified, there had to be important enough gems that needed to be healed. In that care he would need to prove, that he is worthy of that. He had no interest in becoming fuel source for some Homeworld deathray...
"You won't let them use me to power some of their gizmos or dothats, will you?"
Somehow he thought there was little joy in life of glorified battery.
"Oh, I think I can use the lance for defensive purposes... I had to use it few times in the past... I could stab other with it too... but I would rather not... and shape-shifting was always a problem with me... It's hard enough to keep this form on without it going weird... one time I tried to shape-shift really hard only to poof under the strain... the next thing I know I am necklace of some rich woman... she was quite upset when her necklace grew body and ran away..."
"Good thinkig kid! Yes, I am sure too, the Crystal Gems will try to stop our beloved Matriarchs arrival. But their actions, tho anoying are pointless. You can't stop a tidal wave, or the flow of time... nor our Diamonds!"
The Smoky Quartz agreed Called his Pearl
"You rang, sir?" "Yes Pearl... my suit please!"
The butler prepared the black silk suit - Italian with maching shoes - shirt, tie and cane. Helped him to dress
"Pink Diamond is gentle and caring... don't worry, she will find a way to heal you! And I wouldn't be surprised, if she would "adopt'" you in her Court as a bodyguard, knight to defend her healer Gems. But I can see a bright future ahead you in White Diamond special elite.... thank you Pearl! Any plans for today?" "Senor Garcia, about that shipment of weapons, wants to talk to you..." "Ahhh... a Human Bishmut. I will talk to him... thank you, you may go Pearl, oh, send that pink dress to Lady Morganite... she was a bit upset when se left, and we need her as a friend!" "Yes M'lord..."
The butler left
"Don't worry Chip, I won't let them... or anybody to use you for anything."
The Smoky Quartz smiled
"I see, a little problem with the powers...? Maybe we should start with some mental exercise... since our form is only the extension of our will."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 1, 2016 8:07:38 GMT
Chip had to hold his laugh when "Pearl" came. Calling humans "Pearls" was beyond hilarious for him for some reason. He mostly managed to hold his poker face through the whole ordeal. When he hold his laugh even whey mentioned "Senor Garcia, human Bismuth" he was quite proud of himself. He felt like laughing at that moment would be horribly inappropriate. Then the "pearl" left. He had this feeling he will call all of them "Sebastian" for some reason.
He was listening what he could do, serving this diamond, or that one... do that, do this... yet everything felt wrong. His disability allowed him to know freedom. Suddenly being minion to some pompous Diamond felt kike a downgrade.
"Well I guess we will see what will happened eventually. But I am not sure if mental exercises will do any good... I kinda think that it has to do with that piece of me missing... it's like being a tap dancer with no feet... it might make the task slightly... more difficult... "
Spider lurked. There was someone new in the tower. She had been informed by one of Morion's human slaves, but it was almost as if the tower had new found energy.
She crawled up onto the ceiling and hissed when the human tried following her around while being on the floor. She got the message and walked off looking quite annoyed. Spider disliked all the slaves running around and found the ceiling was the best place to hide from them. Or at least be out of reach of their limited bodies.
Spider worked her way along the ceiling and into the room where Morion played his string instrument and spotted him getting into a rather fancy suit with the aid of yet another one of his slaves. Her eyes narrowed as she crawled into a dark corner and watched as he talked to a very brightly colored gem. The new gem, clearly.
She itched her nose and crossed one pair of her arms as she watched the exchange.
Finally, she spoke up.
"Morion." Her voice was dark. "Who is this?" Narrowed eyes looked at Chip.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 1, 2016 9:40:28 GMT
Their dialogue was disrupted by the arrival of some other gem. This one was quite ... spider-like with multiple eyes and arms... She was apparently another assassin and a friend or associate of Morion.
"Hello madam Spider web Jasper. N..nice to meat you."
He said quit sheepishly. He didn't know how to address her properly. Plus she was someone new... and he didn't exactly loved meeting new people (or gems) and lately he met a lot of new people (and 2 gems now). He turned back to Morion. "Uhm... should I go? Leave you two alone to discuss... whatever you need to discuss?"
He asked. He wwasn't exactly sure if he wanted to be present when 2 assassins were talking.
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