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"When all you have is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail...."
The Smoky Quartz mumbled undert his nose And watched his young apprentice Sure, Chip was right, that was never a question... but Morion was a bit concerned about the young Fire Opal eagerness about destruction But then again, that was inevitable... sooner or later Chip had to "grow up" The majesty of nature was not meant to be imprisoned. The longer it remains docile, the more ferocious it will be when released That was true to the young Fire Opal too But the kid was still that young and innocent Gem who was in the forest... he was a diamond in the rough So to speak^^ He shook his head "Don't worry kid... everything will be fine"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 10, 2016 22:38:42 GMT
"I really really hope, you're right... but I'm afraid, that you can't be sure of that... unless there is something you're not saying me..."
He said. Morion probably had a lot of secret that Chip had no idea about... perhaps some to protect Chip...
Well, you're not telling him everything either... like that you have a voice in your head... hehe...
Chip one again pushed the voice on the back of his mind... "I trust you... I'll try not to worry about it. I promise. But I'm afraid I won't be able to sleep for few days... or weeks..."
... or years... knowing that your dreams could be invaded wasn't exactly pleasant... he once saw a horror movie like that... with this crazy killer killing people in their sleep... well Chip was pretty sure he couldn't be killed in his dream... but he could still be annoyed in his dream... or scared... or something like that... "I'm sorry I was yelling at you... I know you wouldn't let anything happen to me... "
"I supose, denying the fact I am full of secrets would be pretty dumb and pointless... since everybody have secrets, and you are a smarg young Gem to know, I would be lying. So I will not pretend I don't have any secrets..."
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"And your decision is quite a wise one! Lets not give that Gema chance to invade your mind... Gems after all not really require any sleep. But avoid meditation too... I was meditating both times, I was deep in my own mind, when that Gem invaded my mind. Actually I am not completly sure you have to sleep or meditate, or dream... it is possible with his Artefact, or ability that Gem is capable of entering other Gems mind. Like Lady Musgravite was capable of it, and Carbide could sense your mind..."
"So the best would be to train your mind, build up your mental deffense, and learn how to rise your psychic shields..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 10, 2016 23:13:20 GMT
"I suspect you have quiet a lof of secrets... and you have right to have them of course. I guess you already told me a lot of stuff you didn't have to... like the zombie creating, the Omega and network stuff... and other... but just to be honest... if I find out you're making nukes in this building I quit. This building is scary enough with zombies, deathrays and exploding the planet..."
He said while smiling. He meant it as a joke, but the truth was, this building was basically a weapon lab... and that was a little scary... "The problem is though I like to sleep... it helps me sorting my memories... and it's calming me down a lot... I am used to sleeping... sure I don't have to, but I want to... so please, warn the creature to stay out of my dreams... please."
"And sooner or later I will tell you everything... actually most of the porjects and experiments are not secrets, they are just simply not important enough. And don't be silly! Making nukes? Primitive explosive devices that derives their destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion? Nonsense! First, I am sure you can buy one from Ebay... so there is no need to build it. Second, I am more of an anti-mater bomb-type. Or a Black Hole generator, to harvest the energy of the event horizon... with a little modification that could be weaponized too you know..."
"And there are no experiments with biological weapons, to create a virus to wipe out Humanity... don't worry! I am not a supervillain! Think about it, If I were, I would already ruling this planet! We are the good guys here kid!
He reminded and assured the young Fire Opal
"I will keep out that monster from your mind and dreams Chip, I promise. Most of our human Peridots are working on a way to shield our minds against incursions like this... But untill then I hope my word is enough, you are safe.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 11, 2016 11:41:42 GMT
"Well... sorry, I'm not exactly expert on Gem bombs... I didn't need them. If I wanted this city gone all I would need would be few flybys, perhaps setting few dozens houses on fire... and in few hours there would be only charred remains instead of city... not that I would ever do something like this... but I could..."
He said. He had the power to do something like this, fire was terrible weapon in cities. Set one building on fire... humans would probably stop the fire. Set dozen, they would have a problem... set few dozens and the city is doomed...
"Yeah, there is only experiment to blow up the entire planet. Which is... better? I guess..."
Chip would rather see this planet in the hands of rebels then destroyed.
"I hope our humans will be able to come up with something... not that I don't believe in them... but... I think it's probably quite complicated..."
"You have a natrual talent to come with means of destruction on a massive scale kid"
The smoky quartz nodded with a smile
"Don't forget the gas pipes and things like that! I know you would never do such thing, but who knows... maybe the Corruption will mutate and starts infecting Humans or biological life forms too... or simply a horde of Monsters engross a city... immagine that! A city full of Monsters, without humans... and you could cauterize that proverbial wound for good! Its never hurt to be prepared for events like that. Sadly, it is quite possible, this scennario WILL happen in time. There is a place called Glass City, Amber's "city', a ruin infested with monsters... so actually that tragedy is already happened once... who knows whenever it will happens next? And where?"
Morion shook his head
"The dream-walker deffense is Complicated? Well, for us... Insanity was never a problem in the Empire! Gems don't really have any professional psychiatrists, we never needed them. The crazy Gems were shattered. And telepathy is a rare ablity. But we need to adapt. We WILL adapt... but for now, we have to rely to out humans creativity. Humans already started study the brainwaves and these psychic abilites...
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 11, 2016 12:19:40 GMT
"You should know by now, that I am the destruction... well I chose not to be... but I easily could. I seriously doubt that we Fire Opals are created for lighting the candles... or heating the water... not when we could burn everything to the ground... it's my choice not being like that... but if I ever needed to do something like that... I guess it's good to have the option... it's terrible to have this kind of power you know..."
Chip said. He raised his hand and summon a small golden flame. It was beautiful... showing the very essence of fire.
"Then again, it can do this too... it' hard to find the right... balance. But I'm working on it... I guess everyone around is working on something all the time... "
"After you release your flame... the fire is "natural", and not generated by you, am I right?"
The smoky Quart asked gently
"Until it is released, the fire you generate is fueled by your enegy, your emotions... correct me if I'm wrong"
"But I think you are too harsh with yourselfe kid. Fire is destructive? It depends of the enviroment.... even on Earth, lets say in a steamy, wet jungle, your fire is not a strong force, in our example, there are not too many thing around that is suitable for feeding it. Now immagine a Gem colony without any Earth-like atmosphere! Just crystaline buildings... Spires... no wood, no dry paper, no oxygen to feed the flame!"
His mentor activated a Gem holoporjector It was time to show Chip
The Smoky Quartz watched the azure hologram
"A Gem Colony... After... during the colonization, the colonized Planet transformed to this beauty. Gem-formed, so to speak. In a colony your fire powers are not too useful. I think you have seen fire dancers, humans who were playing with flaming things... on a Gem Colony you could be an enertainer! A show with fire... or a standing lamp, living candle."
Morion smiled a bit
"On an Ice planet, your fire powers could give life... you could be the center of a warm area, to sustain an oasis. A planet with methan atmosphere? You could burn it with a flick of your finger... while on an ocean planet you would be in deep truble! You see, you are limiting yourself to Earth and the conditions on this planet... think big kid! As you said, balance... your power is not the one what defines you, keep that in mind! Fire is not Chip, and Chip is not Fire... Chip is Chip^^
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 12, 2016 8:05:36 GMT
"Well... the fire is not natural, but it's acting like fire should... and I'm not really sure, how it works until I release it... but the more... angry I get, the harder it is to control. So there might be some ties to my emotion... but as I'm shooting it around it does drain my energy. "
He was missing a lot of information... and how his abilities work or what they were for were one of them.
"I can fuel the fire with my powers... and increase it's potency... so I could set fire to wet jungle... as well as melting steel, or glass... and I guess that I was created on Earth because Earth seems quite... flammable."
He said. Though his fire wings should work in space, and there was no atmosphere... weird... Morion then showed him picture of finished Earth colony.
"Beauty?! It's horrible! It's an abomination... it's... hollow... empty, dead... this was the plan for Earth? Now I know why there are Crystal gems... no planet deserve to be turned into... into... THIS!"
He no longer cared about the other stuff Morion was saying... he was looking at the picture with rising disgust. This was probably the worst thing he ever saw...
"Fitting for stones "gifted" with artifical intelligence with projected hard light bodies, don't you think?"
The Smoky Quartz asked calmly "This is a colony, yes... oh, don't start it please! The Crystal Gems are not doing the Rebellion for the planet... they are rebelling purely for selfish reasons!"
"If they would do this for the Planet, the Crystal Gems would already exterminated the Humans!"
The Assassin changed the pictures
"Humanity destroyed faster their planet than a continent full of Kindergartens! They consuming the earth and the forests..."
"...they poisoning the air..."
"... not to mention the waters..."
"...and somehow managed to make even fire toxic and deadly!"
Morion turned off the device
"Don't be so naive kid! The Crystal Gems rebelled for themselves, not for planets! Oh naturally it sound pretty cool! 'We did it for the humans and the planet! We rebelling for them...' Lies my friend, lies. They are doing purely for themselves! If they would care for the planet, they would stopped the humans... lets say, a hundred years ago! They did nothing, just watched as the humans started to suck out the life of their own homeplanet and killed each other... for money. And pretty pretty things."
The Smoky Quartz sat down in his chair
"Our whole criminal empire is based on this fact Chip! No... sorry my boy, but your beloved rebeles done nothing! More so, they are doing nothing even in this very moment to save the planet from its inevitable fate! In another hundred years Humans will make this planet inhabitable for themselves... no more forest, no more clear night skies, no more kittens or cookies... just grim, dark wastelands, littered with deformed skeletons and ash..."
He leaned back
"The Independents are even worse... the Crystal Gems are rebelling for their own reasons... but the Independendts? "We want to do nothing with this war! Leave meeeeeee aloooooneeeee..." Hah! Spoiled kids, the Rebels at least fighting for themselves!"
"But you know what?! I have a wonderful idea! Go to the Crystal Gems... Join them! And see for yourself! With your own eyes! See as they do NOTHING! Ask them: 'guys, what are you want to do with humanity?' Lets pretend for a minute, Pink Diamond will give the Earth to the Rebels and the Humans, and the Empire simply leave... after all, this is their suposed goal, am I right? What will the Crystal Gems do? Whats their plans? They will sit back, and relax, and watch as humanity continue its self-destructive ways? Or the Crystal Gems will leave Earth too ? Tell me kid, wat do you think? Or... they will judge humanity too numerous, too numerous for this planet to support and start the Culling... reducing Humanity to the tenth of its curent population, to give the planet a chance to survive its own natives? They will forbid the use of fossil fuels, the factories, the cars, the power plants and so on... basically anihiliate humanity's current power, social and economic strucutre? They will outlaw wars and conflicts, so no more weapons of mass destruction and deaths...? And keep the peace with ... what was the expression about that Palpatine guy? Iron fist? Yeah, that was it..."
The Quartz sipped from his drink
"What a beautiful future! I am serious tho'! You are free to go, join them, ask them, listen to them... and after you realized I was right... you are free to come back, you will be always welcome on my side.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 13, 2016 0:55:05 GMT
Chip signed, this lead nowhere... every single time they went this direction it was extremely obvious, that both of them stood on completely different side...
"We were talking about this before... you are telling me nothing new. Humans are destroying this planet, yes... but it is their planet to destroy. They are the only sapient species that evolved on this planet... if they want to destroy themselves, they have the right to do so... and the planet? It will recover... life will recover... and humans will be gone... but I don't think that will happen in the next few thousand years... "
He said. The ones, who were actually destroying the planet were the gems...
"But if you hallow the planet like on this picture... then everything that was alive will die... is that ok in your eyes? Is it ok to destroy all the life on this planet? Hundreds of thousands different species... rich fauna and flora... to hallow it up... made it just another dead object flying in space?"
Chip absolutely didn't understand... was Morion really that blind?
"You see only what you want to see... you are saying that humans are killing this planet, but you must see that the image you shown me IS LITERALLY a dead planet... or does organic life matter so little to you? Only gems?"
Then Morion started talking about independent gems being the worse...
"So I am the worst I take it? I want this war to leave me alone... at least I know what you think of me... but at least I chose my own way... and that is what Earth is about... choosing... rebels chose their own way... I chose my own way... Bloodstone chose his own way... perhaps it's the wrong choice, but at least we made some... it's better then blindly following Diamonds, only because they told us we should... "
He didn't want to explain, that Crystal gems probably wanted to protect human's freedom to choose, even if that choice led to self-destruct. Choice, that would be taken from them by Gem Empire...
"Do you want me to leave... because I could do that... since apparently you will never listen... "
"You fail to realize kid, if a race are willing to destroy his own homeplanet, then it is willing to do with other planets too..."
"IF Humanity survive that long to escape from their dying world, it will find another, it will colonize and terraform it to change the world, and yes porbaly conquer the less advanced natives and/or hunt/use its animal and plant life to extinction, like they did on Earth. Do you know how I know this? I am not a Sapphire Oracle... you only need to look out from the window. So, the Crystal Gems not only gives a shit what happens with this planet, they are well aware, they are dooming other worlds too by "saving" Humanity. Or they will try stop the humans? Tell me kid, will the Crystal Gems are ready to fight with their beloved Humans, like they fight with the Empire? I will tell you: simply they are not care! "
The Smoky Quartz shook his head
"This is the natural order of the universe Chip... once a species is advanced enough it will start to colonize other worlds and transforms it. Nor you nor the Crystal Gems could stop this... there are other civilizations out there, and the are doing this since the dawn of time, and will do it untill the end. Not to mention the fact, the Crystal Gems will die out, since without kindergartens and Injectors, there are no new Gems, there will be no young Gems to continnue their "war against reality". It is just a mater of time, before the last Crystal Gem shatters, and the Rebellion die with her too."
Morion sippe from his drink
"Organic life means literally nothing to me kid. I made a bargain with my humans and I appreciate their loyalty. They serve us, so I will try to save them and/or their descendants, help them to leave the planet and I will give them the stars. It is just business. There are animals I like, but sadly, they are mortals. We are not. Are You strong enough to live long enough to see as your friend grows old and then unavoidably dies? It is hard, trust me!"
He nodded with a shrug
"Chip, I told you a dozen tiems what I think about Rebels and Independents..."
It was never a secret "Yeah yeah, you guys choose your own way, real heroes, following their own way... long may you guys live! But there are one fundamental difference between you and the others Chip! You have a safety net. You could do anyting, choose anything... because deep in your heart you know, you will be always welcome to come back! You know I will always protect you, and you will have a place on my side."
The Smoky Quartz smiled "You can stay, you can leave... you are not my prisoner. You are free to play a Rebel as long as you wish, or independent or whatever you want... And I AM listening to you, just simply you are too young to understand, your reasons are nothing more just the dreams of an innocent and naive young mind. But you will see and learn in time, I am right. I can wait. The benefits of being Immortal, we have plenty of time... I can allow to myself the luxury of time, to simply let you to discover the cold hard truths. I preapared for you them, the rest is on you. It is just a matter of time, really... maybe after visiting the Crystal Gems, talking with them and saw they are noting more just misguided selfish programing-errors, or when the Independent "Paragons" quickly joined the Diamonds after they arrived, or after the first colony of humanity and you saw the horrorrs, I don't know.. I don't really care to be honest; since I know at the end, you will come to your senses. And home. And I will be here waiting to you. With a cookie.
Morion stood up, walked to the door, it was time for Fire Opal to go, the Quartz never wanted to loose his lil' friend over some stupi argoment
"No point to continue this conversation... and argue Chip. I am your friend and trust me when I say this, you and your oppinions are very immportant to me. If the whole Gem Empire would be like you, the Universe would be the better place. But it is not. I am listening to you and belive it or not, udnerstand your reasons. I will do anyting to convince Pink Diamond, Earth could be a fine example of cooperations, Humans and Gems could live together and help each other, the planet could be half-colonized, without hollowing it or let Humans consume their world like a virus... but I am preapred she will say no, and to accept her decision, and relocate our Humans and most of Earth's biosphere to another planet, help them to turn it Earth II. In my own methods I am still the follower of Lady Musgravite and I am trying to keep Demetry's dream alive.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Nov 14, 2016 8:30:30 GMT
"Yeah, there is really no point in this converstation... we are too different to understand each other... you have little regard for organic life, I do... I find it fascinating... you chose to see the worst in humans... fearing what they might become... I learned to see the best in humans... you failed to convince me, about the natural order of things, about Gem empire being good thing and about humans being dangerous to the entire cosmos... and I failed to make you understand my position, since you are convinced I will see the light and understand... I doubt that will happen. I can't see conquest as good thing... I refuse to accept that as natural order of things... perhaps that's because I was living among humans too long... but that's who I am... I don't think humans will destroy their own planet... and I am quite certain they won't destroy any others... I know though, that Gems would destroy this planet... and a that they won't stop with this one... "
He said. With that he turned on his heel.
"There is really no need to discuss this any further..."
With that he was leaving the room, unsure what will happen now... he liked Morion, but Morion was too stubborn... too stuck in his ways... not flexible enough to understand the human's point of view...
Melody: how are you doing? Are you going to make a character in here?
Jun 29, 2020 17:20:05 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