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That... Kinda answered everything. In one go no less. She looked over at the Fire Opal, her glare relaxed a bit. If Morion liked that gem, then she guess she was going to like him as well. She rubbed her arm and shot some string into the chandelier that was above them. She swung down from the corner and dangled in the air, hanging upside down from her string, and just above the two of them. Her long dreads hanging down and swinging in the breeze.
"Okay then. Don't mind me. Do your..." She waved one of her hands, "Training things."
Oh, yes. SHe was quite the eavesdropper, two of her eyes watched Chip carefully, while the other two were locked on Morion. He seemed pleased. Perhaps, there was nothing to fear form this one? He seemed dour enough after all.
"I want to see just how this Fire Opal becomes a assassin."
"I am glad, everything is okay Spider Web Jasper..."
The smoky quartz nodded with a polite smile
"Please my friend, join us! Young Chip could learn a lot of things from you Spider!"
Moiron asked the packless spider to join
"Chip... I don't know if he wants to be an Assassin like us or not. He hates violance. There is no shame in that! And he is a survivor, defender type... a bit squad leader, a bit body guard material. Knight in heart"
"Now Chip, please observe Spider here!"
Moiron pointed to the other Gem with his cane
"She is a spider as you can see... Arachnids are universal, if there is life on a planet you can bet, there will be an eight leged, eight eyed venomus predator there too! They are perfect! Like sharks. Her form is a good lesson to you kid! If your demeanor and appearance inspire fear in your opponent, your victory is many steps closer before the battle has even begun.”
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 1, 2016 19:53:25 GMT
Chip blinked few times again. This was, once again, getting surreal. He wasn't going to be an assassin, like ever... not even after that. There wasn't enough time in lives of dozens of Universes for him to even entertain that thought.
"Well, if you don't mind, I like my form... it's who I am and I am not changing it to look more scary. I would rather my demeanour get other to think I am just a wee defenceless boy, and then I would stab him! Well... I mean, if I wanted to do that... which I don't... and never will..."
He just clarified. He was not ashamed that he wasn't a killer. He didn't want to be soldier, knight or captain either. He only wanted to survive... only in self defence he was willing to fight...
Spider tilted her head, hearing Chips plan... It wasn't a bad idea.
She shifted and dropped to the ground, her shape was entirely different now. She looked a lot like Chip now, with black and red, four eyes, four arms, and short bumpy dreads instead of his hair. She looked like a small boy, expect... more of a monstery version of a small boy.
"Do I look small and approachable?" She asked, looking at Chip. They were now the same height after all. She did appear more boy like as well. Shape shifting was rather helpful. Spider flexed two of her arms and looked at the other two with a bit of disdain. "Huh... I can't seem to get rid of the extra pair of arms."
She looked to Chip, "Or maybe none of you can keep up with the extra arms."
“The best way to defeat an opponent is to convince him he has already won.”
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"I like your thinking kid..."
Watched Spider, as small boy
"A nice coat could do wonders..."
Turned back to the Fire Opal
"It is always better to focus on what is to be done than what is to be said. Make your actions swift and certain. Explanations can always follow, and may even take days. If your mind is uncertain about what is to be done, you will falter. But once it has been done, you will find the Fate always provide for explanations."
Morion nodded "If - upon observing your enemy – he makes a blatantly catastrophic error, assume that he is drawing you in. No man makes public his errors. Never take opportunity upon the misfortune of another. Do not advance upon what cannot be hidden; it is of no value to you. Only advance upon mistakes that could have been hidden..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 3, 2016 7:07:35 GMT
Spider transformed herself in the form of a little boy. Well... it was nice effort, but the result was... questionable at best. After all what kids had 4 arms... or 4 eyes...
"If I were you I would call this plan B... or.... you know... Z... human children usually don't have 4 arms... or eyes... unless they came from Chernobyl or something... so they just might suspect you..."
He on the other hand mastered the art of looking as human child. He even had few sad backstories prepared and wide variety of sad faces to show. It worked like a charm... most of the times at least. Some people were quite heartles and even misery of a poor innocent boy left them cold.
Then he was listening to what boss was saying, but he understood only partially. Essentialy what he get from that was - everything could be trap, be prepared. So he was just nodding.
Spider shrugged, she liked her little show. She felt along her head, feeling the short dreads then shrugging again and shifting back to her normal shape. She tugged on the shorts and rolled her shoulders.
"I'm already not much taller then a child." It was true she was barely 5 feet tall. "Besides, I can't get rid of the arms or the eyes. Maybe I could go trick or treating like that... I love human candy."
Spider smiled fondly.
"You should fight against some of Morion's humans. A human who works out in the streets perhaps. Would be fun to see it happen."
The Smoky Quartz agreed And the other idea was good too
"Indeed... it would be fun, tho' it think a bit ond sided. But I am not sure, wich side would that be..."
Morion rested on his cane "Sadly we are a bit of lack "real" Pearls... or Gems with the ability to project. Some traning holograms would be useful!"
The Smoky Quartz murmured
"...or traning drones."
He nodded with a sigh
"The arrival of Black Star Diopside and the Fusion Gaspeite was a good sign... we need to be preapred! This reminds me, Spider, have you met our new friend? Gaspeite was sent here by Pink Diamond herself... she is an... allowed, different Gem Fusion Experiment.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 4, 2016 5:45:26 GMT
Chip looked like he was just insulted. This wasn't even remotly funny for him.
"It wouldn't be fun, it would be cruel... I mean even if I just stood there what could the human do? And if he just looked at my gem the wrong way I would blast him into oblivion!"
Sure, he would never harm a human, but he would never allowed one of them touch his gem again! He was a necklace once, it was enough for a lifetime. Fortunately the debate went different way quite soon, Morion was talking about some fusion, experiments and other boring stuff. With the talk about candy he suddenly really wanted a cookie... it was quite some time since he had one... and they were so good...
Spider looked at chip, looking him up and down for a second as she tried to figure out what he was talking about. Rather violent reaction to just someone touching it. Spider touched her gem, on her wrist as always and frowned a little bit as she thought about it.
"If I reacted that way to anyone touching my gem, I would be out of friends. I would never be able to shake hands."
At the mention of an allowed fusion Spider winced a bit. "An ALLOWED fusion, Morion?" She found it hard to believe that. "Well... Pink Diamond was always considered the more... liberal diamond, I guess. Our diamond wouldn't stand for that." White Diamond was the best of the best and Spider had been made just for her.
Spider turned back to Chip and smiled at him, "Want to see where Morion's pearls hide the candy in the kitchen?"
"Well, there was a leson in this young Apperentice..."
The Smoky Quartz ruffled Chip's hair
"Manipulation is the art of using psychology to predict someone's actions or to persuade someone to do desired actions.... with the right words I provoked you. You are a kind Gem, who don't really love fight or violance... yet, your reaction was quite... an outburst! Be careful Chip.. you are a Fire Opal, an a bit... fiery. Your opponents could use this against you!"
He warned the young Fire Opal Then nodde to Spider
"Yes... an allowed Fusion... the Fusion of two different kind of Gem! It is an experiment... sent to Earth. Why I am not surprised...?"
They had a theory about this after all^^
"Anyhow, she was sent here, brace yourself, to collect Corrupted Gems for her Diamond... and take it back to the Empire, Pink Diamond and her court is working on a Cure. I hope... but enough of the grim news! Go with Spider Chip, you can learn a lot of things from her on a kitchen raid! Your lessons with me can wait... "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 4, 2016 7:23:02 GMT
Chip was a kind soul, but his gem was... well who he was. It was his essence, his everything. And it was damaged... it was of course the very obvious reason why he was so protective about it.
"Yeah, I know... I could be very protective about it... "
He admitted freely. He knew about this weekness very well, and was still working on it. No cigar yet, but he was getting better very, very slowly.
"Well... you know the human saying... play with fire, and you might get burned..."
He replied simply. He could be very, very fiery when he was mad. Sure, it happened only once... or twice, but it was always very unfortunete for all that were around. He payed little to no attention to all the talking about fusions and diamods... that was boring!
Suddenly he changed completely. He smiled at Spider.
"Sure, there has to be cookies somewhere in this building."
He said and run after Spider. After all, if he loved Cookies, there was a good chance he will like something similar too!
Spider cackled as she lead the charge to the kitchen. Morion's kitchen could be described as modern. All steel and black appliances. The main women who worked in the kitchen was one of the rate humans who didn't fear Spider, which just made her all the more determined to break in and while gems didn't have to eat, it was still nice to partake every once in awhile.
Spider pushed the swinging door open slowly and peeked her topmost eyes into the kitchen. It was clear.
"The human that typically works in here has no fear, Chip. " Spider warned before opening the door for him to go through and then followed behind. "While she is old and cannot physically harm us, she does carry a broom and likes to shout 'shoo!' At me."
Stingy woman didn't want to share her treats. Spider climbed up onto the counter top and started opening cabinets, dropping cans and bags of food as she rooted around.
"She keeps them up here... Behind all these cans..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 4, 2016 20:15:11 GMT
Chip followed Spider to the kitchen. He was living here for some time, but he still got lost on regular basis. Fortunately for him all the humans were very kind to him, and pointed him the right way if needed. And since he didn't need to eat he wasn't in the kitchen yet. They went in... it looked quite cold to Chip. Everything steel... and black in color... it wasn't his style.
"That's the difference between us... I don't need humans to fear me... I just conjure up a very, very sad face, look all heartbroken and suddenly all of the humans goes "awwww" and are trying to help me... the "shoo" reaction is quite rare at that... and nobody ever used broom at me..."
He watched as Spider started to look for sweets hidden somewhere behind the cans.
"Are you sure you should be doing all this mess? And are there any cookies? Gimme..."
"Yeah, well.. I don't need the humans to fear me... I just can't help it." She almost sounded bitter about that, a couple more cans dropped and rolled onto the floor. Still intact at least.
"If everyone is going to see me as a monster, why not be one?"
It was a sad truth. An annoying truth as well. She hated being... Looked at like she was a monster. But working for Morion had proven useful so far. She got to scare and make friends among the humans. It was a... Interesting life. Chip was going to be a welcome cheerful addition.
"Found it!" She gasped and stood on her toes as she finally pulled out the goods. A small package of Oreo cookies, which she tossed to Chip and then some packages of peanutbutter cup candies, as well as fruit life savers, and small fun sized chocolate bars. She sat on the counter and opened up the fruit candies and squished them in her fingers before tossing one of the gummies in her mouth.
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