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Empire City And in the middle of the city, its Gem Lord and Protector's base Or home... The M Tower - as some Gems called it A giant skyscraper, glass and steel "human Spire", a bit upgraded with scavanged Gem tech, and a stollen Warp Pad in its great hall The Smoky Quartz's home and base And the residency of several Gems The Smoky Quartz, the Morion The Fire Opal, "Chip" The Spider Web Jasper, Spider The Herald of Pink Diamond, the Fusion Gaspeite Tho' she not lived inside the building, but Black Star Diopside, the Gem Bounty Hunter sometimes parked her cloaced ship next to the skyscraper... It wasn't their home, but Morion provided and reserved rooms/homes for Gems like Morganite, Lady Chyrsocolla, Bloodstone, Carbide and even Her Majesty's, White Diamond's Grand Inquisitor, his excellency, the exalted Opalite! The M Tower was a big building, with plenty of empty rooms... it was a small price for the City's safety that the Smoky Quartz provided; he protected Empire city from Humans, Rebels and Monsters alike... and it was the center of his web of influance (and the beating black heart of his criminal empire) And the home of lots of humans. His Humans... The security was tight (the usual thugs in shades and suits, headsets, patrolling in pairs) and not-so-hidden cameras watched the corridors The guards were armed... columbian and Jamaican thugs It was a mini-Spire, well guarded fortress A base But a luxurious home in the same time...
The beam of the warp pad lit up, illuminating the room. The gems who had warped in stepped off of the warp pad. Bloodstone had arrived with his escortee, Obsidian. Obsidian, a loyal follower of White Diamond was looking for a chance to get into contact with her. She was looking for Opalite for this very reason, but given that he was a very important gem, reaching him would be difficult. She had heard that a friend of Opalite's, Carbide, would sometimes Visit the M tower. In hopes of finding this Carbide she returned with Octavian to empire city. Looking around She was impressed by the luxurious and spacious building around her, it would be hard to find Carbide without guidance. "Eh, Octavian, would you happen to know where she'd be? Carbide that is."
Bloodstone sighed and shrugged "I honestly don't know, Carbide tends to come around on her own time. but there is a very good chance that she is here. The two of us had gotten brought here by Morion a few days ago when a new fusion came in, I have no idea if she ever left." He walked off of the warp pad and looked around, taking in the scene of Empire City once again "It never hurts to come back here, no matter what the situation is. That's the benefit of being friends with Morion sometimes. He can provide safety or at least a place for a gem to rest up if they need to.." Octi looked around, curious to see who was here
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Oct 13, 2016 8:52:03 GMT
Across the Great Hall, as it were, the lights on the elevator indicator begin to move, slowly at first, but soon the illuminated numbers are counting down rapidly as the elevator cab approaches the great hall, a few floors above street level, so not just any old person could walk in and poke at the warp pad, or leave chewing gum on the floors, or at least that's what the passenger in the elevator cab was thinking.. although she would have preferred to place the Warp pad somewhat higher up all together.. but it wasn't her hovel..
As the numbers cease changing, a soft metallic chime can be heard from across the room as the elevator comes to a stop and the doors open, revealing the passenger to be Carbide, her nose buried in the pages of what looked to be a manga novel, with somewhat of a steamy bit of cover art on the front of the pocket size book.. (Bit of a Kakashi Sensei moment there ppls X3)
Peering up from her book, and arching one eyebrow the Heavy Scout catches a glimpse of Ocavian, and perks up somewhat, raising a hand and opening her mouth to speak a 'Hello' when the elevator doors jerk and shudder and begin to halfway close and open back and forth in front of the gem..
"Oh not this again... fix your darn lifty-box Morion..." the scout grumbles under her breath, as she stuffs the book between her teeth and reaches out, catching the erratically moving doors, holding them still then pressing them into the open position, cogs and electric motors giving sounds of protest until Carbide steps out of the elevator, and removes the book from her teeth and crosses her arms, looking back at the moody contraption a moment..
Obsidian didn't know how to react to what had just happened with the elevator. She didn't know what she could say that would come off not being awkward and stayed silence. She simply stared awkwardly for some time. She looked around the room, trying not to make eye contact with this gem, who was most likely very irritated by the elevator. After a while it was apparent that silence would get her nowhere. She finally decided to start a conversation. "Uh...I'm Obsidian... I'm new to this city, I'm looking for a gem Named Carbide. Have you seen her?" She said, posing proudly, trying to look like she knew what she was doing. "Well what's your name?" Obsidian then gave an awkward grin, inwardly cringing at her own social stupidity.
Bloodstone couldn't help but laugh a tiny bit at Carbide's predicament. Once she was out of the elevator, Octi walked over and gave the Heavy Scout a pat on the back and a hug. "Hey there. Glad to see you're doing okay if it wasn't for that elevator." He giggled and gestured for Obsidian "Carbide, I'd like you to meet a friend of mine. This is Obsidian" He smiled down at her before whispering in Carbide's ear "This one's nicer than the slightly crazier one, don't worry." Octi shrugged before looking back at Obsidian "Obsidian, this is Carbide. She's a very good friend of mine and is always one hell of a fighter. She's actually one of the first gems I met here on Earth."
Obsidian gasped looking at Carbide. "You're Carbide?! Hi! My name's Obsidian, even though he just told you that!" She said. "So, you've seen Opalite then right? That's amazing right? To Meet My Diamond's grand Inquisitor!" Obsidian was beaming. Just meeting someone who had seen one of White Diamond's high ranked officers excited her. "You're his friend right? At least that's what I've heard about you so far... Well what's he like? Is he cool!?" Obsidian realized that she was assaulting her new friend with questions and was most likely being very annoying. She blushed and decided to acknowledge the gem she'd been trying so hard to reach. "um... do you like human food? If you do wanna go out for Ramen? To catch up on things?"
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Oct 13, 2016 22:12:27 GMT
"Um hello yes? Thats me.. I see youre making more friends all the time Octy, I should take a cue from you."
She finishes giving Octy a rather squeezy bear hug that for most people would have lasted long enouhg to adjust their spine and be a lil awkward as well.
"Pleased to meet you Obsidian.. wow.. never thought I'd hear those words coming from my mouth.. sorry!.. bit of a grudge against another Clod who seems to have little else to do but go around and besmirch the name of her gem core... but I digress!"
The heavy scout stuffs the little paperback book into a hind pocket and crosses her arms, letting the Obsidian speak her peace, tapping her chin a few times before answering..
"Wow okay, you want to meet Opalite, funny, most other gems try and catch a drop pod into an asteroid field before seeking out Inquisitorial gems, much less the head of an entire organization in the name of his diamond. Opalite and I have quite a long history, one of the first gems I ever met, after I popped out. He was my mission handler, but thats another story."
~"Well what's he like? Is he cool!?"~
"Hmm well, hes one of a kind personality wise, for those just meeting him, if you ever get the chance, keep it polite, keep it short, and keep it true... that and its not a good idea to go making grabby hands on him... in other words, no touchy.
He can be pretty difficult to figure out at times, his face will betray very little, but his mind is thinking a thousand things all at once."
She relaxes her expression although her voice retains a catty gravel, but she is giving the Obsidian a light once-over with her rudamentary empath senses, picking up on the level of excitement and the lake of anxiety that seemed to be bubbling underneath, perhaps explaining her somewhat odd questions, and jitterbug style social graces..
The Heavy Scout blinks at the somewhat shorter gem, then gives a nod...
"Hehe... well.. yeah I do like some food, as for catching up, that may be a bit awkward, I only just met you a minuet ago and I dont think ive missed much that needs catching up on. Perhaps you meant to simply ask to talk? Feels like theres a few more questions that are bubbling to get out your lips.. Relax though, Its okay. If I've got a stone to chip, about a gem, I generally make it known pretty quick. So, from the beginning, what brings you here, because it can't be just a simple case of celebrity worship, sweety."
Tilting her head, she rests her hands on her hips, and takes a glace to Octy, giving a slight shrug before returning her gaze to Obsidian.
Obsidian stared in horror as Carbide squeezed the life out of poor Octavian. He seemed to be alright, so she moved on to her next concern: was she next. She started up a conversation in hopes to avoid Octavian's fate. Then Carbide Said something that Piqued her interest. "Another Obsidian was here?" A while later she listened to a description of Opalite. He seemed as respectable as she thought, she too didn't like unauthorized contact. Then, things took a different turn. Carbide asked about her business. Now, this was to be expected, but Obsidian... did not expect it, ironically. Obsidian needed something to say, Carbide was clearly busy. "Well I think that since he's so close to... My Diamond, he would be the best method of reaching her" She began. "So, if all of you don't mind I was thinking maybe I could hang out here until he shows up, with you being his friend and all"
Octavian shrugged and sighed "Don't look at me, okay? She wanted to come visit you as soon as possible. Blame Morion I guess, you know how much of a fanboy he is of him" Bloodstone leaned against the wall and smiled "You two do whatever you want. I'll either follow or probably end up somehow coming up to whatever room Morion's in. That always seems to happen whenever I';m near him, don't know why" He blushed at that, trying his best not to sound like a lovestruck gem. "I don't mind getting some food. I'm not a huge fan of ramen..admittedly we could probably get something here if you want. I'm sure there's a cafeteria around here somewhere"
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Oct 14, 2016 7:51:43 GMT
"Hmm yeah, lushing about his betters certainly seems like Morion's MO, is there a urgent matter for your diamond that cannot wait? So far as I know, this planet is under Pink Diamond's governance.. in so far as gem territory goes, from what I've learned she is in attendance at a staging facility on this planet's moon..Thats gonna create some interesting politics around here, I can feel it.."
The heavy scout sighs rather deeply then remembers to extend a hand to Obsidian, foregoing the bear hug she had only previously subjected Octy to.
"Yeah yeah.. you be careful with Morion there Octy... ruffles my feathers..." She trails off slightly before turning her attention back to Obsidian.."Mr. O is rather tricky to track down, yes, but we do always seem to find one another, what with Morion raising such a clamor about Opalite being the best choice to govern, until Pink, or White.. or a bleedin' marching band arrives..anyway!"
Carbide begins to turn slowly and starts walking from the great hall, towards a glass staircase.."Octy's is right, Mr.O and I always seem to find one another, guess we are linked across the stars, haha! Anyway, If Smokey knows about you then I'm sure he wont mind you being around the tower.. the cafeteria and VIP dining lounges are this way, we can use either, but it seems that Morion is preferential to Gems, so those who know him get the VIP lounge with the balcony. Not entirely fair to the little guy all the time, but I can only deal with one interplanetary crisis at a time, so I'll tackle lunch room equality or some such jazz on a later date. I haven't given up on trying to prevent a war, if its my capability, or at least mitigate some proverbial.. and perhaps literal fallout."
Obsidian looked around the room, feeling uncomfortable to mooch off of someone else's home just because she had met them. She decided that at some point she would find some sort of chore to do as a kind of payment for staying there. Her next plan was to pretty much hope that the same luck went her way, that "Mr.O" would simply bump into her someday soon. The information about the moonbase seemed helpful, but how easy is it to get to the moon? Maybe Opalite would assist her with that. Fortunately this would give her some time to find a way to convince her diamond to take her back. She turned to Octavian, one who probably had more knowledge of the place than her. "Uh... do you know where that cafeteria is?"
Bloodstone nodded and smiled once Obsidian was wondering where the food was. "I believe so, come this way please" He stood up and started walking, leading Carbide and Obsidian down a hallway and into a decent sized food court. There were various human food types available, including ramen. Once he had led them into the room, he smiled and looked back at the two of them "Well, here we are! You two grab what you want, the options are pretty varied here. I'm going to go get some pizza myself, come find me once you two have your food!" Octi walked off as he decided to walk up to a pizza parlor, grabbing a few slices before sitting down at a table
Obsidian looked around wide-eyed at all of the options. She walked toward an area with Japanese food. She looked around, mildly impressed with the display until... "Oh my gosh! They have it!" It was Wasabi Ramen! Her favorite! "Kyaa!" She poured a big bowlful of it and smelled the steam. She sat down with Octavian and blandly looked at his pizza. If this gem didn't like Ramen they either hadn't had it, or hadn't had enough. She smiled and raised an eyebrow as Morion sang. "So, I was thinking, Opalite just randomly bumps into you guys, so we have no clue as to when he's gonna show up. Maybe I could do some sort of chore, or go on missions to hunt down corrupted gems and all that jazz. What kind of jobs are open around here?" She took a bite of her ramen, she squeezed her eyes tight, enjoying the rush of flavor.
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