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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 11:56:55 GMT
Chip was sitting on destroyed injector, in the Kindergarden he was created in. The place was dead and lonely. But it wasn't always like this... few years ago this place was full of gems. Busy peridots, quartz guards and newly emerging gems. He was one of those gems... it felt like it was in completely different time, but it was just few years... sad thing was, that he didn't know himself...
Three days ago... he was laying on his bed... holding his own shards in hands. Trying talking to his shards... it was strange feeling, talking to yourself... yet not completely to yourself... he spent several hours doing apparently nothing... just talking to his shards... and suddenly he had the irresistible urge to go here... he bubbled the shards and came here... three days ago... Morion had to be worried by now, then again he was pretty sure that some of his minions that were excavating here saw him yesterday, so by now Morion had to know he was here...
The trouble was, that Chip had no idea why he was still here... he just felt he had to... like something else was coming... something he shouldn't really miss... but nothing else happened... he was just sitting here, watching the dead place, being reminded of some of the worst memories of his life... and the worst thing was, that he didn't want to leave for some reason... deep down he felt like had to wait...
The sun was slowly setting down, casting long shadows over the entire place, with it this place was getting creepier and creepier... but Chip was still sitting there... watching... thinking...
The Warp Pad activated and the Smoky Quartz arrived to the Kindergarten The two humans who guarded the warp bowed
"Senor M" "The Eternal Flame is somewhere out there Boss... the boys saw him! Just sitting there and... uhm... sitting "I see..."
The Assassin was in his human clothes, he walked down the steps then rested on his cane
"Any progress...?" "Just some techno-stuff for the eggheads Senor M. No shards. No Gems. "Not even Monsters boss! "Naturally, the Phoenix scared them away. Most of the corrupted Gems are nothing more than animals... and they are well aware who is on the top of the foodchain. Continue the work" "Sí Senor M!" "Aye Boss..."
The smoky Quartz nodded, and headed to see his apprentice
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 13:15:15 GMT
Chip saw, from the distance, activation of the Warp Pad. In this hours it served as pretty obvious beacon. It was probably Morion... who else would visit this cursed place? Chip didn't move at all. He was looking at something intensely, before he hid it. He closed eyes and "looked" into the ground. When he finally opened them he look in the sky... the sun was nearly gone... it was looking like the shadows were slowly swallowing this whole place. Chip really hated this place... especially at night...
He jumped in the air, kicking the injector from the place it stood in for years... it fell to the ground with terrible "thud" on the impact. His wings kept him in air. In the last 3 days it was eleventh injector he destroyed or damaged... almost like he wanted this place to never work again...
The smoky quartz heard and saw the destruction Continued to walk Watched the young fire Opal from the ground
"...some redecorating, kid?"
Morion rested on his cane, watching Chip in the air
"More than ten Injectors... you know some of them could have been useful!"
It wasn't scolding tho', just the Smoky Quartz stated a fact
"...what is the problem Chip?"
Morion sat down to a rock, still following the young Fire Opal's flight He worried a bit for the kid...
"Whats happened that brought you back here? Nightmare? Vision? Memories? Can I help you?"
The smoky quartz asked quietly Sometimes it was hard with the young Fire Opal, but the kid's reactions were totally understandable; he emerged here... almost died here It was actually a surprise, he didn't ried to destroy everything, the whole Kindergarten...^^
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 17:34:33 GMT
Chip was still flying, watching a hole in the whole... some gem emerged from it years ago... and he was probably met with more friendship that Chip was... unless it was customary to shatter every 10th gem that emerged or something...
As expected he soon heard Morion's voice.
"I hate this place... from the bottom of my gem... "
He answered laconic. It didn't seem like he was going to land anytime soon.
"I'm sorry I left before... but I had to... do something... or I think I had to? Well actually... uhm... it's complicated... "
He stuttered. It seems like himself wasn't sure. Or perhaps it was something else entirely?
"Your minions saw me here, didn't they? I was trying to be careful... but I think they spot me yesterday... I actually think I scared few of them... I made a little mess here..."
"No problem Chip, you are your own Gem, not my servant or anything... nor a prisoner in the City"
The smoky Quartz nodded
"You can come and go whenever you like... I was just worried a bit. I know you are powerful, but the battle against your "lil' bro'" was intense and took a lot out of you. You need to rest to regain your streght... but I can see, you already "recarged your batteries", kid..."
Morion looked around
"Yes... they saw you. You made a little mess, thats true. May I ask, why? You know, this is a dangerous place, possible the source of the Corruption! Destroying equipment could be a fatal mistake..."
He reminded his Apprentice gently
"So, you said its complicated... would you try to explain it? Or it is non of mine business?
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 18:17:58 GMT
Chip took a deep breath. It was looking like he was thinking, perhaps where to start? Or perhaps he was thinking which part he should say and which parts keep secret? Who knew... "Well... I am fine... completely. I completely recovered from the fight with my demonic sibling. My wounds are healed and my energy is back... so you really don't have to worry about that..."
He said, then, once again, he was thinking for a moment.
"I made a mess because I needed to... this place is... making me angry... I wanted to burn it down, but you have too many minions here... then I felt stupid for that idea... so I at least blasted few of those stupid injectors... they're useless anyway... and I'm not afraid of corruption... "
"Your shard wasn't demonic Chip! Nor evil... Yes, as a drone he killed several Gems, and humans and terrorized the area for years. But I don't think your shard was evil or bad. Just hurt, confused, incomplete... and like a wounded animal, lashed out to ease his own pain"
The smoky Quartz looked around
"You can't really burn this place down... you see the are is dead. The life force and all the "good stuff" that were here were absorbed by the Gems. Some of that power is in you now. Even the rocks are dead... the Injectors? Just devices, nothing more. You are a wise young Gem, sensei Chip..."
Morion smiled a bit "You realized all this by your self. You grown up, kid... so I guess it is a bit inappropriate to call you that."
But the Assassin nodded
"But I can totally understand you had to blast a few of the Injectors. And do you feel better now?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 18:52:47 GMT
"Yeah, he was actually quite a nice guy... after all he shattered only Crystal Gems for some reason... and humans... who cares about humans... so yeah, a nice guy... let's invite him for some cake and tea... I think I'll call him Stalin..."
Chip was dripping with irony. He was still quite unsure if he would even be able to forgive him for what he's done...
"Well I could learn from Diamonds and glass this whole area... but it won't help... it would be just a huge waste of energy. And since blasting all those injectors didn't really made me feel any better... it was just a huge waste of time... plus I kicked this one... and now my leg hurts... "
He said. Perhaps that was the reason he was still flying instead of landing...
"The Crystal Gems are fools... theye were fools and attacked your borther without any help or plan. We are conquerors, a military race! Yet they have failed miserably..."
The Smoky Quartz frowned
"I expected much more from them... be a worthy opponent, not just some soft idealists mumbling nonsenses under their noses! With a little team work and luck, we succeded where the Crystal Gems failed Chip!
Morion rested on his cane
"Your brother killed Crystal gems, becasue the Loyals were smart enough to avoid him, or escape from him... it is that simple I think. As for the humans, yes, their deathis unfortunate and sad. But for your brother theye were nothing more I think just another organic lifeform that entered his territory... and he reacted accordingly"
"Chip, the Red Diamond? Nice... so your leg hurt? Maybe you should rest"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 20:16:27 GMT
"I don't think they are fools... I respect that they had the strength to choose their own path... without the diamonds guiding them... and I think we survived only because I was able to felt where the shards is... otherwise we would die too... or had to run... "
He said. He was quite annoyed of this insulting of Crystal gems... and blind trust in loyal gems... he thought that loyal gems were the stupid ones... blindly trusting to Diamonds, having no thoughts of their own... even Morion, who was quite smart, was blindly following Diamonds... hoping that they will come and save him... it was stupid...
"Red Diamond? Eh? What the hell?"
Since he didn't like the Diamonds at all this was quit unsettling. It seems that Chip was quite edgy...
Morion nodded "This is the difference... we are smart enough to know when to retreat! "
The Smoky Quartz sat down and watched the young fire Opal in the sky "You know, the Empire is huge. Multigalactical... and there are only four Diamond. There is a chain of command... few of us lucky enough to serve directly under a Diamond, and recive orders from them personally! Anyhow... I hope you realized, the Crystal Gems are like the Loyals! they are blindly following Rose Quartz and she is not here... yet they are following her last orders and fight in her name... die for her! They are not really better than the Loyals... to them Rose Quartz is a Diamond!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 21:20:21 GMT
"They chose to join Rose Quartz... and are free to leave when they want... when you want to leave the Gem Empire you are branded a pariah and hunted down... really nice. We were created to serve... no, thanks... "
He frowned and finally landed, standing just on one hand. "Let's not talk about that anymore... we will never agree on this I'm afraid..."
He sounded little sad. He hated when they were arguing. Well he hated when he had to argue with anyone...
"I understand you dislike them... you had your reasons and I get that... really... I do... "
Chip was young, of course he liked rebels... they were willing to fight for what they believed. There was something romantic on fighting the big evil empire, doing what they wanted... being free...
"Actually... no. They can't leave the Crytsal Gems."
Morion shook his head
"Just think about it Chip! They turned on their back to the Empire, so they can't go back.. if they ever leave the Crystal Gems? Nowehete to go... just alone forever. Or other "traitors".
He stood up, to help Chip, have his cane to him
"There is no point to argue, I think you are right. Tho' I would be happy I you would join Pink Diamond's court, I am well aware, you will be always free... Actually I'm a bit surprised, after your Gem healed, you never tried to leave the planet with your fire wings to roam the starts, like a comet, visit other worlds... I'm just glad, you are here. But I know, after the Diamonds arrive, and please, belive me, Pink Diamond will arrive shortly, you will leave us."
Moiron patted Chip on the back gently with a smile
"I don't blame you. You are young without the chains of the Kindergarten's progrtaming... it is natural, you want to be free. So do me a favor, and enjoy it...
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 7, 2016 22:13:27 GMT
Chip decided not to say anything else about Crystal gems vs. Loyal gems... he was the one who didn't want to continue with that discussion. "Well... I'm not even sure if I could leave Earth this way... and even if I could space is a cold and giant space... getting lost there would be so incredibly easy... I could spent thousands of years roaming in blackness... without finding anything... sounds bloody terrifying..."
He said. The very thought of flying through space for infinite time... he didn't even want to imagine that...
"Well, I'm not so sure that Pink Diamond arrives at all... much more soon... but if she can I will decide what to do after that..."
He said. Part of him wanted to stay with Morion, part of him was afraid of Diamonds... "You know... how we were talking about peridots..."
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