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The Smoky Quartz nodded, then looked inside the hole
"Yes... well I think there are two possiblities... three actually"
Morion shook his head with a sigh
"One: the landslide moved them.. then the elements. If you emerged at the same time the rebellion started, then Nature had a bit more than a three years to wash them away with rains, with earthquakes... or by animals. Two: your shards was here, but they are now monsters... mud, animajs, trash, basically anything could be a vessel to form a shard drone...."
The Assassin nodded
"Three: After your escape, the Peridots collected your shards and a, bubbled them and sent to their base... b, destroyed them and c, the Crystal Gems stole them when they sabotaged the Kindergartens and eliminated our Loyal Peridots..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 9, 2016 20:19:28 GMT
"Your Loyal Peridots... not mine..."
He muttered. He had no compassion for them.
"Sadly... this don't help me much... if the shards are running somewhere or are bubbled or destroyed there is little to no chance of finding them... the only chance I have is, that they are there... somewhere, buried in the ground... so I have to dig... and search... and don't give up!"
He said and continued his searching. "Tell me about Homeworld... I never saw it... and perhaps I never will... for me Earth is the Homeworld..."
He said suddenly, while digging in the ground with his lance. It was slow process... it could take days... or even weeks... he might as well learn something while doing so. And he didn't have to think about the Peridots... since his escape he hated them... all of them. Deep down he knew, that he shouldn't hate all of them because of the few, but he just couldn't stop...
"You know... even Peridots have hierarchy. It is not wise to hate a whole caste because of the actions of a few... or because the orders of one. Rose Quartz sparked the Rebellion, formed the Crystal Gems, and they are propably responsible for your current condition... yet I doubt you hate all the Rose Quartzes... or the whole Quartz class."
Morion shook his head
"Don't hate the Peridots Chip... emotions just clouds your judgement. Be calm. Serene. Observant... A positive mental attitude is healthy for both the mind and body. Not every thought that 'pops' into our head is actually ours, since thoughts can originate from many sources across the Universe, and not just from our physical brain. We have to be able to discern the thoughts and remove the bad ones or negative, fear- or hate- or anger-based ones. Even the food we eat, and things we drink can influence our thoughts. So, we must always be mindful of our thoughts. Choose to act with patience, and not to react with anger!"
The Soky Quartz walked to Chip, poked some stones with his cane
"Our Home? It is... I can't describe it to you, even our language is not enough to capture its perfection, beauty and "essence!" But I can show you a picture of a Colony... they are the shadows of our Home
Meanwhile, one of the Injectors' cable started to move... slowly... like a giant snake, slithering toward its prey. Morion noticed it from the corner of his eyes, but he didn't warned Chip, tho' the cable slowly creeped towards Fire Opal's ankle The good lessons and and even better exercises were always the unexpected ones^^
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 10, 2016 12:02:10 GMT
"Well it's not wise to order someone's death just because one messed up his work... especially since he could be easily healed... and I never heard of this Rose Quartz, she done nothing to me... I have no reason to hate her... much less the whole Quartz class... I don't remember single peridot coming and saying something like "Hey, leave him alone..." or anything like that though... not a single one! But I made sure they didn't forget..."
He said while still digging.
"You really like the world "perfection" right? Everything is perfect... the Diamonds are perfect... the Homeworld is perfect... everything around is just perfect... well perhaps not quite anyone... but still... just perfect..."
He said slightly annoyied. It was nice listening about perfection while the lack of it was the very reason you were almost killed. Before he could say something else something grabbed his feet. Surprised Chip released uncontrolled waves of flame, that went completely berserk, burning ground around him, some dead plants... and even the cable.
"Don't touch me!"
He yelled at burning cable while pinning the cable down with his lance.
The Smoky Quartz nodded, then sat down on a rock Watched the cabel... ...then Fire Opal display of power Or the lack of self control "We need to work on your self control my boy... and your stlye. But still... I give you a 7 out of 10. Quite a powerful flame that was... and quick weapon summoning! The movement with your lance was like a dance... well, sort of..."
The Assassin watched his young Apprentice
"Tho' I would watch my back if I were you Chip... that was just the part of the problem..."
The Smoky Quartz pointed calmly with his cane behind the heaving, flaming Fire Opal Behind Chip a half-destroyed Injector emerged, with three blade like legs, the fourth one was missing, as well as the most of its upper half, it was like a broken red gem, and from the hole several cabels hanging agout, tho' now they writhed like tentacles or whips... Between the legs, at the bottom of the Injector was the huge sharp drill...
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 10, 2016 15:57:02 GMT
"Maybe you should work on helping me? You had to saw it!"
He said. This had to be some stupid test again... test that was dangerous. He poked the cable again just to assure it was "dead" but apparently it was just the very beginning. Damaged injector emerged from ground, it was powered by a shard - his shard! The flames suddenly died, instead his fire wings appeared and he rose from it's reach.
"Do you feel like helping?"
He asked from the above. His lance was pointing at it, he was in perfect position to burn it to crisp, but he didn't want to. Fighting himself was strange... but he would probably stop it if he had to. But he kinda hoped that Morion could do something...
"The truth of the world can be found sitting at the riverside, The river never begins, the river never ends. All of life is like the river, lessons never begin and lessons never end."
He explained, while the Shard Drone tried to murder his Apprentice^^ A giant blade-leg tried to struck down Fire Opal... it was easy to avoid its thrust tho'
"Those who fear to act have already failed...."
Morion watched the fight curiously "The Shard wants to kill you.. as I said, shards have a powerful partial consciousness. Enough to wants to be more... to be whole again! You are everything that it never will. Remember what I have told you about the Shard Drones! Without the Shard, the vessel is nothing... ouch, that will hurt in the morning!
The Smoky Quartz murmured, when a cabel-tentacle almost crushed the hasitating Chip "It is inside. This is just a vessel! Not a projected body... as you can see, the metal is a bit lack of nerves or anything that is a must to feel pain. The Shard of yours do have feelings. Hatred. Fear. Desires. Anger... Once, all these was a part of you my dear Apprentice! There are several ways to win a fight like this... I am curious what will you do!"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 10, 2016 19:33:01 GMT
"Enough with the metaphors... I don't get it... if I'm being attacked you should warn me... or help me!"
He said angrily, while hovering above the injector monster. It was trying to attacking, but he was beyond the reach of his weapons. at least he hoped so. He was feeling really bad about attacking it though. "I don't want to fight it! I don't like fighting and you know it! You promised you won't force me to fight!"
He was complaining, not paying attention for a second. It was enough time to get hit by the cable-tentacle. It almost disrupted his form. And it also hurt a lot...
"Thanks for the warning!!!"
He yelled with anger. This wasn't what he wanted, but couldn't stand this thing being powered by piece of him. There was no choice. He used his wings to dive quickly. He avoided next tentacle attack and thrust his lance right in the middle of the injector. Then he blasted it with fire. The clumsy machine had no chance... he stabbed it few more times just to be sure. But then he picked up the piece of himself. It was one of them... he just sat down, looking at it...
"Nobody forced you to fight. Yes, you were attacked and yes I didn't warned you... and yes, I didn't helped you, I didn't fought your battle!"
The Assassin stopped next the sitting Fire Opal, looked down to him
"Every journey begins with a single step. Step well, and your journey will be filled with fortune. Step poorly, and it will be wrought with disaster..."
He shook his head
"I am proud of you. You are a good fighter Chip. But I never forced you to fight. It was YOUR choice. You have several you know..."
He sat down next to the kid "The first was of course to fight with this Shard drone. But you could just as easly flee... to run away and hide. Like you did all the time before I found you! It was one of your possible Paths. But I think deep in your heart, you hated yourself always to be weak, and frightened... am I right? And those times are over! You are brave! Strong! And never again shy away from responsibility!"
Morion watched the Fire Opal with his silver eyes
"The third path? To talk to it... make peace of your piece. Try to reach it with words and deeds. Sometimes it works. Sometimes? Fails. The point is, kid, you made the right choice. And I am proud of you for it! As you said before, these shards are you, so they are your repsonsibility. True, I could have fought instead of you, while you watched like I did... but look in to your heart Fire Opal! How would you feel if I would stopped you? Or fought instead of you?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 10, 2016 20:15:13 GMT
He picked up the shard looking through it at the sun. It was so strange... he was looking at it silently for few second before bubbling it and sending it home... he would deal with it later. One piece of himself was safe again...
"You knew I had to stop it! And you knew I hate fighting... you could have stopped it easily... but it was more important for you to give me another of your lesson... you know very well I could not reason with shard... not in that state... and I couldn't flee and leave it to wreak havoc... and since you weren't willing to help you forced me to fight... and you let me almost be poofed... "
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 11, 2016 4:39:08 GMT
"You know what? I actually believe you would leave me to poof... because I'm sure there would be some valuable lesson in that... and I'm sure it wouldn't be your fault at all, I would just learnt, that it's my fault, because I could avoid the fight, or dodge the attack... or something like that..."
He said. He had enough will the metaphors and hidden lessons inside lessons. It made little sense to him, and he was starting to doubt if Morion really cared at all... he had funny ways to showing it...
Chip tried to calm down, but with little effect. At least he made his wings disappear. He was quite angry and when he was angry he had real troubles controlling his fire... fortunately there was nothing more that could be burnt by him. At least nothing valuable...
"I would let you poof Fire Opal! This is part of our existence. Your Gem is the only "real" you. We are just sentinent rocks kid! Our physical bodies are merely a hologram with mass from within the gemstone, much like our weapons and outfits. Just an illusion, nothing more! And if the physical body of a Gem is severely damaged or injured, it retreats to its gemstone to regenerate and project a new body form."
"Regeneration is special in that Gems can make permanent changes to their physical form while regenerating. The length of the regeneration process can range from minutes to weeks, but a "rushed" regeneration can suffer from physical deformities. Less serious injuries can cause scratches and bruises without forcing regeneration. Gems can quickly recover from these sorts of injuries."
The Quartz explained
"You can't learn this Chip... you have to experience it, sooner or later!"
"You are angry... you are always angry and tense, and bitter, even when you are alone or having fun Chip. And that is NOT healty! If it is a little comfort, I didn't planned all this. Gems adapt. I just used the situation to help you. You needed to face this inside you! You hate fights, and you don't have to fight... tho' it is always comfortable, easier to blame others, it was your choice. You have changed Chip... your traning made you more mature. More responsible. More brave! Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear!"
He poked Fore Opal with his cane
"Am I right? Hmm? I never ordered you to attack! Or to fight. When an enemy attacks you kid, you have two choices! Flee or fight! Your decision. Your choice! But you must live with the consequences! Like it or not! A Monster, a Rebel, a Human, or anything... your enemies will never ask you "pardon me kind sir, it would be a problem you to fight with me? If not, please draw your weapon!" This was the moral of this improvised lesson! In this little play, I played the chipped Fire Opal, called Chip, who choosed NOT to fight... and you palyed the chipped Fire Opal, who faced his fears, his anger, realized "Damn, I will be poofed or shattered if I don't fight and defend myself, and while I could run... then this Shard Drone, created from my shard will wreak havoc, and I could stop it now! I MUST stop it now!"
Morion looked down the angry Gem
"Answer me Apprentice, which Chip done the right thing? Which choice was the right one?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 11, 2016 8:04:03 GMT
"Yeah, regeneration is really nice thing... unless you are... I don't know... damaged... then, it can take you weeks to reform... even holding your shape without getting another arm, or your head appearing at the end of your foot is quite difficult... But reforming entirely is really slow and taxing process, one I have no wish of experiencing again... "
He was getting even more and more angry and frustrated.
"I am trying to do the responsible thing here... even though it's going against everything I believe in... and you are making it harder for me, when you could do it easier... and you are pretending like it's some great lesson... well I am not an idiot! I know I have to fight sometimes... that don't mean have to I like it!"
He purposly ignored his question, mostly because he didn't know if what he've done was the right decision. Fighting piece of himself was almost painful. Perhaps he could've try talking to it... make it realize they were the same...
"Trust me, I know the feeling... usually I take the time, months, or some cases years to relax in my Gem"
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"Yeah, you are not a fool. Never said that. And this was a lesson... actually, several lessons, merged. You are familiar with a plant called onion, am I right? This lesson was like an onion, layers and layers and layers forming a whole. One that sometimes makes the strongest man cry. There is no shame in that...."
Morion nodded And noticed Fire Opale dodged the question Slowly he smiled The boy was good^^
"Besides, it was your shard. A part of you! I am not really wants to fight you Chip, even against a discount version of you. But if you really want... with the next shards I will healp you, I promise, okay?
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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