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"Good thinking kid, a cat can get away basically anything. An innocent meow is enough to make anybody to "Awww..." I have seen several worlds and almost every planet had felines. Like spiders and sharks, they ar universal"
Morion smiled and watched the shapes and forms And the final shifting
"This is your default form..."
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"During your regeneration in your Gem... you could take the time, to alter it. Bloodstone told me... well, wrote me in the message, you retreated back to your Gem. You... you told me, it was a painfull experience before. And after your healing? Was it... uncomfortable? If it was, I promise, we WILL find a way, to solve that too!"
"Hmm... maybe in a couple of years your default form will be a teenager or a young adult. Heh... maybe you will start noticing girls too"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 31, 2016 8:25:51 GMT
"Well after the healing it was ok, almost pleasant actually. I took some time to find myself again... and even altered my form a little. I always hated the stupid armored arm... it served to purpose... and was ugly... and now it's gone. Also my hair are less crystal... so I look even more human... if I ever need to pass as a human it should be much easier right now."
He said. Everything was a little different right now and he was feeling strange, but great.
"Also I can do this now..."
He said and "summoned" black hoodie.
"This will safe me a lot of troubles... cool right?"
He let it disappear again.
"Is this the part where you will tell me that if 2 gems really love each other..."
He stroke back at Morion while grinning childishly.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 31, 2016 17:08:55 GMT
"Nah, I wanted that stupid armor off my arm for ages... but I couldn't get rid of it... I have this feeling that my "intended form" was armored even more... which is telling me, that I would hate it fiercely! Well it took me some time to get rid of it... well not it's finally gone! Stupid armor!"
It seemed like he despised it greatly. He felt relieved when it was finally gone...
A kitten?! Could you be even more childish? Don't you want lollipop too? We were made for combat, not for petting kittens!
"Tho'... interresting. Opals are not Quartzes. And usually the heavy soilders, "knights" are the Quartzes. While the footsoliders are the Rubies. Opals... to be honest, I don't know
"I mean, Opals are durable gems... thats true, you guys don't poof so easily! An armored Fire Opal...? My best guess is, your intended form and function would be, well... hmm... special ops? Like the Human's SWAT. pecial Weapons And Tactics. It is term for law enforcement units which use specialized or military equipment and tactics... It is not immposibble, you were ordered by Her Majesty, White Diamond! Her Court is the court of the Specials, the elite of the Elites! And you are? Well... pretty expectional Gem if you ask me! But I can udnerstand, you are glad your armor remnants are gone... so you are are "free" now, the chains of the past no longer binds you kid..."
The Smoky Quartz listened and slowly nodded Chip was acting a bit strange... but the evenign was pretty strange too "Uhm... oookay, I will get you one as soon as possible!"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 31, 2016 20:51:25 GMT
"Well I don't think Opals are warriors the way quartzes are... or rubies... I have this funny feeling that every opal is special... created for some specific reason... at least I think so... it would explain why the peridots were so angry when they saw me... well I think it's as good theory as any..."
Well one thing is for sure... we weren't created to pet kittens...
Chip frowned for a moment, but then quickly smiled.
"So you think I was created for White diamond? I kinda thought it was for Pink... after all this is her colony, right? Why would they make minion for White diamond on Pink's planet? Unless White diamond had some special task on Earth that she needed to take care of... hmmm..."
Well whatever it was I won't tell... we failed anyway...
Chip once again frowned, pushing the voice somewhere deep...
"Yes... yes I supose you are right. Opals ARE special Gems"
The Smoky quartz nodded
"You are special, trust me!"
Well, the kid was sepcial for Morion^^
"Huh... Gem politics. - he frowned a bit - Yes, Earth was... is Pink Diamond's planet, that is true. Yet, Several of Blue Diamond's agents were here. Like me... White Diamond sent here her Grant Inquisitor, His Excelency, the Exalted Opalite! Among others... any Yellow Diamond? Well she used Earth, in secret I guess, as a testing ground for her experimental Gems, like Bloodstone, Yellow Peridot and others..."
"Anyhow, the Kindergartens are using the Planet's "good stuff", minerals, life force, and so on. There are several Kindergertens on a planet... usually around two-hundred, or more! A Gem formed in a desert area is different than a Gem fromed for example in Kindergarten in a swamp. Different life forces, minerals... complicated, and to be honest I am not a Peridot, so I don't really know, how these things works. It is quite possible, White Diamond asked from Pink Diamond a favor, and was allowed to order your creation here! You know, special Gems requires special conditions, the right location on the right planet! Maybe the spot your Gem was injected in to the crust was rich in certain rare and exotic elements..."
The Quartz smiled a bit
"In any case, you are special Chip... even if this thory is nothing just a theory, you are... Chip! The fact really don't change anything if you were ordered by White Diamond herself for a special reason, or you were just one of the Diamonds know how many Gems developing in the crust... well, at least so far you were disinterested about these things..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Oct 31, 2016 23:04:41 GMT
Chip wasn't really listening that carefully, though he get most of it. The politics between the Diamonds didn't interested him that much. Besides, he was pretty sure that he "belonged" to Pink Diamond, not that he would ever say something like that out loud... he was his own gem, plans of Diamonds meant absolutely nothing for him...
"Well, unless Diamonds come to Earth I doubt we will find the truth... but it's not important anyway... after all what gem on Earth does what he was designed for?"
He shrugged. Morion after all wasn't created to run a criminal empire...
"What? Am I ok? Sure I am... I just too much to think about... right now I'm thinking about what can I should get..."
"Pink Diamond's Herald is our guest, the Fusion Gaspeite... thanks to her, we know Pink Diamond is coming! Black Star Diopside, the Bounty Hunter whos ship is sometimes parking next to the Skyscraper, cloaked was sent here by White Diamond... and I am sure, Her Majesty's, White Diamond's Grand Inquisitor, his excellency, the exalted Opalite will returns to us, and he will know the Truth about you"
Morion smiled a bit
"And I sent some of our Humans to the Kindergarten, to find data logs, Gem computers... it is not impossible, they will find the data about your "design and birth"
So the chances were good^^ "You know kid, every Gem is doing what it was designed for... don't forget, we are conquerors, soldiers! Or goal is above else to expand the Empire and our numbers. Glorified von Neumann probes, remember?"
Morion reminded the young Fire Opal
"Please, it is not lecturing, just hear me out! Our life is about adaptation. And every Gem on Earth have done that. We adapted to the new enviroment and we are doing everything to rule Earth. Driven by misguided ideas about freedom or rebellion? Loyalitiy? Not important. We adapted and found a driving force, to give us strength to fulfill our "instincts". To the Loyals, it is duty. We are Loyal to our Diamonds and Race, our Empire. The Rebels? Their "Diamond" is Rose Quartz and their ideals. HER ideals. Or their desires, dreams, etc. They are NOT doing it for the humans kid, or to save a planet from the mean old Gem Empire... Have you ever seen or heard about a Crytsal Gem, who helped Humanity? You know giving them Technology, or anyting? Taught them how to defend themself, or told them the Truth about us? Most of the humans are ignorant, they don't know, there is a war out there for "them and their Planet". Nobody told them, well except me. The Crytsal Gems never bothered to notify them, "Hey biological life forms, we started a war for you guys, and it would be nice if you would start to prepare for a planet shaking war, becouse our Empire is old, powerful and really nasty, when it comes to retribution! Sooo... yeah, lets prepare and fight for you guys!" Look out the windom Chip, or turn on the TV, search the Net... you will see and find NOTHING! This isn't a planet that aware of the fact, Humanity, their whole existance is in danger! And these are the reasons I find really hard to belive, the Crystal Gems are "good". Or they doing it for the Humans and a planet..."
Morion shook his head
"They are in a sense, part of the natural "evolution" of a swarm. To survive and continue the programing, fulfill the orders/instincts, a grup changed. Like bees. A new Queen established a new Hive. Or at least she tried. Anyhow, the Gems on Earth, be rebels, loyals, monsters, independenst are doing the same. There are two fundamental order is in every Gem! One: Expand the Empire. Be it the empire of the Diamonds, the Rebel movemen, the freedom fighter Independets... or monsters, they are doing it! Two: Increase your numbers. Multiply! With Injectors to make and program new Gems, or with words, we are doing it. Even if you don't realize Chip, even YOU are doing it! Without Injectors and Kindergartens our only way to increase our numer - not counting the Infection and te Monsters - is to convince other Gems we are right! And after a Gem joined to the Rebels or Independents, that Gem will be the part of that "empire" and working to secure the planet for them, and convince more Gems to be Rebels or independents. It is that simple.
The Smoky Quartz smiled
"Trust me kid, every Gem does what it should be...! Adapt then Conquer. And yes Chip, even you. You were made to be special, and you are! You are a Gem, so you adapted. And now? Now my dear boy, You fighting for what you believe in! You are not alone... you are quite vocal about your beliefs and opinions, and even if you don't really realize, you are trying to convince others you are right, thus trying to incrase your "side's" numbers..."
"Sorry, I know you hate my sermons... I am glad you are right kid! And I think you should get a cookie^^"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 1, 2016 7:44:25 GMT
Chip absolutely had no idea, what Morion was talking about. It was long and puzzling with lot of conjectures and guesses. And it was a little stretched.
"You know I lived among humans... and on of things they hold quite dear is to choose their on destiny... it depends mostly on their skills and dedication to succeed. With a speck of luck... Is that so bad for gems to want the same? I did what I wanted... so in a way Diamonds could see me as a rebel too. I actively denied my "intended form", I lived among humans... and I never made the ridiculous diamond salute... and I think the Diamonds are wrong... I think what they doing is not ok... I am against conquering other planets and draining them... I understand why rebel do what they do... I don't think they chose the best way to do so... but I can understand the craving for freedom... freedom to choose, to do what they want... I don't think that by itself is wrong... you might accept you were made to be soldier... I don't... and if Diamonds come, I don't want to became pawn in their game. And as you said I will fight for what I believe..."
You're an idiot, you know that right? You'll get us both killed!
Chip was, once again, completely honest. He felt this way. He had some sympathy for the rebel's cause. But he didn't like some things they were doing... like bombing his home for example...
"I don't think the Diamonds would see you a Rebel... you adapted, as every of us. Your intended form wasn't suitable to survive..."
"Funny, isn't it? The Crystal Gems, the Gems who rebelled for Earth and Humanity are living in Gem Temples, claimed facilites... caves, shacks... far away the Humans they clamin to love and care for. Yet here we are, living with them... helping them, defending them. It is quite a joke from the universe part!"
The Smoky Quartz poured another glass, watched the amber colored liquid in the fireplace's dancing light
"The craving for freedom. So... the Crystal Gems are fighting for their desires and freedom... ? You know kid, the Universe is a big place. I mean REALLY big! Plenty of space to be free... yet, instead of stealing a ship and disappeared, they destroyed the means of communication and the Warp. And by doing so, doomed Earth, Humans and kittens for their selfish reasons... and we are the bad guys? You know, If I would be a Crystal Gem... hehe, I guess, my first piority would have been to find a ship, gather my like minded brothers and sisters and find another Galaxy to live in. In peace. Free. And warn other civilizations about my peaople as a bonus. Or if I would have been rebelled for Earth and the Humans? Let see, teaching them would have been important, you know, to drag them out from their destructive "phase". Teach them to love their planet, not killing it... Giving them robonoids, warp thechnology, clean energy, so they wouldn't need to destroy the planet with those fossil fuels and such... oh, and defenssive canons and shileds... or building a planetary deffense system, or around the whole solar system to preapre them for the Gems arrival also would have been important..."
He mused and leaned back in his chair
"I am not a blind follower young man! I absolutly dispise Yellow Diamond for example... and her whole Court."
Morion sipped from the drink Then watched Chip behind the glass
"If you just keep saving the butterflies the spiders will die."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 1, 2016 8:25:11 GMT
"I think they see something in Earth... after all it's biodiversity is abnormal... and humans are fascinating... yes, they're kinda barbaric... but they created so many interesting things. Their culture is as rich as ours... their art, philosophy... fascinating. Their technology is primitive and destructive... but by changing that you would change them, and I think that would lessen them. I actually thing that crystal gems are protecting the Earth without destroying what Earth is... it might not be wise from strategic point, but would you destroy what you love in order to save it? Why save in the first place then, if it get destroyed in both cases? The planet was doomed from the moment the Gem empire saw it... because what would be there after it was colonised it wouldn't be Earth anymore..."
He once again said what he thought. He ignored the voice in his head to the point he no longer heard what it was mumbling.
"So they can live among humans without changing who they are... but we, we openly showed ourselves to humans... which is changing who they are... even to the point you named them after gem castes... so the humans we protect are no longer humans... they are geminized humans..."
Chip could say, that Morion is seeing it only from his point of view. Chip on the other hand lived among humans... he read their books, saw their TV shows... he, in a way, was one of them for a while...
"Now now Chip, don't be so prejudiced! The Gem Empire was here before Humanity... and Pink Diamond and the whole Empire allowed the species to develope! The Diamonds gave Humanity a chance! A chance to develope to a point, when a species are no longer bound to its home planet. A chance to adapt. The Gems never intervened or interfered Humanity's evolution and developement! The Kindergartens slowly syphoned out the Planet "life force' that is true. But the important is, they have done it slowly. Giving enough time to the natives to bacome advanced enough to leave the planet to colonize new worlds, or learn to live with us on the new Gem colony..."
"It were the Crystal Gems who robbed the Humans of that chance, not us! But I belive in Pink Diamond's wisdom... she will not punish the humans for the crimes of the Crystal Gems.
He sipped from his drink
"So, you are a Rebel now?"
Morion asked casually, but a bit like a father from his teen son: "so you now a vegan this week?" or "so you are an Emo or Goth or whatever they are called...?" or "Hippy eh? Your ma' and I were hippies way back in the sixties you know... I can't recall much of it, but I think it was cool and groovy"^^
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 1, 2016 9:06:27 GMT
"Well I think you're wrong. I think the Gem empire doesn't have the right to conquer other planets... well planet's with live on them... there are millions of planets without organic life out there that could be use for rescources... so why destroy planet with such a rich biodiversity? I believe it's wrong... and if Diamonds really were perfect they would know that. I mean in this system alone there are other planets... and I'm pretty sure there are rare rescources on Mars... or Venus... that could be gathered without killing thousands of species... "
What Morion was talking about was an alibism. Just confortable lie he kept repeating to himself 'till he started to believe it. Just a way to avoid the fact that Gems were an empire of intergallactic jerks.
"Well if I would be a rebel the first thing I would do would be not telling you... since I guess you wouldn't take that all that well... but no, I'm not a rebel... I am not picking sides, you know that... I don't trust the rebellion and I don't trust the Homeworld... I don't care about Rose Quartz or Diamonds... but I trust you."
Morion sipped from his drink "I tell you what! The Diamonds were generous... they did gave a chance to the Humans! A thing, the humans denined from themselves. You know, every time an advanced civilization meets a less advanced one, the more advanced one enslaves and over takes the lesser, destroys its culture, consumes its resources. During humanity's history, this was the case. Am I right? The Gem can't do anything that humans didn't done themselves already! Several times. The native Americans, the black colored humans and so on... Humans were terrible with each other! But the Gems? We gave them the chance... and left them alone to develope... to choose their path! And tell me Chip.. where that path led them? To destruction... There is a reason the Kindergartens were set to maximum in the late century! The Humans were so reckless and careless with their own planet, it almost became useless to us! Yet... the Diamonds didn't eradicated them... left them alone to continnue, and gave them another chance to change their ways! Then the Rebellion came..."
The the smoky quartz smiled
"Chip... I wouldn't hurt you if you were a bona fide Rebel!
He sipped from is drink
"But non the less, wise answer... Don't worry, I am not going to force you to be a loyal, or punish you for having "rebellious" toughts. I am not your Diamond... just your mentor. And I hope, your friend. I am just asking you, to keep your mind open to the possibility, maybe the empire is right... okay? I think its a fair, humble request"
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