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Light and Flurry warped into the forge. Lava flowed through several troughs along the walls. The Entire forge glowed with a dim orange light. Many pipes lined the walls and hissed as hot steam left them. The lava lit the room through canals on the floor which glowed brightly in artistic designs. Many buckets of tools and gem weapon extensions were strewn about, the place hadn't been sorted yet. While the place was clearly active, not a single gem was in sight. Normally, one would assume that it was empty, but knowing how deep and intricate the forge was, Flurry was sure that someone was home. She knew that the forge was always to be shut off when it was empty, not even considering the possibility of someone simply forgetting to do so.
"Hey! Is anyone here? I'm back! " Flurry said, walking around, keeping an eye out for any gems. She wanted to see them before they saw her, this was because her guest may be initially mistaken for a target. Keeping near him defensively she advanced through the forge, checking all of it's hallways and rooms. "Hello? "
Pearl turned off radio, he looks scared but at the same exited to be here. "Wow, this place is so huge! And it have great style. Lava... I never thought it could be used as decoration and light source at the same time, geounius!" It looks like Light realized were he really is, he is afraid that one of crystal gem's can appear but noone know when. "Are you sure that I won't be a problem for you and your friends? I think you rarely see here new gem from hw. I never thought I will say something like this... could I hide behind you?" Because of accident Pearl turn on radio, heavy metal is playing. "Oh god, turn off, turn off! Stupid machine!" He turn off radio eventually. "Sorry".
Post by Forge Master Para on Jan 16, 2017 20:17:57 GMT
Para had been working as she always was, however at the moment she had exited the room (leaving an unfinished weapon on the anvil that resembled most of a crossbow) to get some pieces she'd need to finish it. She was on her way back when she heard some gem start yelling down the hallways, " *sigh* I suppose I asked for this..." She wasn't exactly sure if she was happy or not a gem had finally showed up at the Forge. Having her work disturbed wasn't exactly what she had in mind when she fixed this place up. Her pace quickened as she neared the end of the hallway, pausing as she suddenly heard a terribly noisy disturbance of one of those human music devices.
Her mind was made up at that point as she rounded the corner into the main room, "Excuse me, but some of us are trying to work!" Her eyes scanned the two gems skulking around, taking a moment to take a deep breath and calm herself. She spoke again, trying her best to come off friendly (or at least not upset at their very presence), "Please keep your disturbances minor, this structure echos sound very efficiently. Now... greetings! I am Padparadscha, but you may call me Para. Can I... help you...?
"Oh hey Para! I doubt you remember me, but during the entrance ceremony I saw you somewhere in the crowd, when I was joining the crystal gems! " Flurry said smiling. She gave a wide gesture to Light. "This is Light Mocha Pearl, but I call him Light. I took him here because I thought he'd wanna meet you guys, maybe even become a crystal gem if he wants! " She said nodding.
"Sorry about disturbing your work, but Light has been attacked by Crystal gems before, so I wanted to show him that we're friendly! " She said hopping onto her mini-cloud and floating to Para. "Do you think you can kind of, like talk to him or something? It won't take long I swear! "
Light bowed low just like he was forced in hw when Para came to them. "I am sorry Ms Para, I promise it will not happen again. I will just get rid of power source from my radio" Pearl took battery. He still looks scared, he is trying to do not make eye contact or do something wrong like with radio before. Para reminds him of gems from his old work place, he hope she won't act like them thought. In past he would get punishment for behaviour like this. Now he is standing next to Fluury and Para, sweating with no idea what to do or what to say. Fact that other crystal gems might join soon is not helping him.
Post by Forge Master Para on Jan 19, 2017 9:57:38 GMT
She paused for a moment, she had seen a fair amount of gems join the Crystal Gems as of late so remembering a specific one wasn't exactly easy. Of course upon looking her over, "Ah yes, you and your cloud is difficult to forget. A pleasure to see you again despite the disturbance, I assure you. And as for you..." She turned towards the pearl, surprised to see a gem of her cut hanging around a Crystal Gem. Not too many pearls were seen on Earth at the best of times, let alone this far from some Homeworld higher-up. For a moment she thought back to the number of pearl assistants she had at the height of her service to the Diamonds, seemed like ages ago now. It also occurred to her that is was likely just as odd seeing a padparadscha this far away from Homeworld as well, how funny that they'd be brought to the same level on this planet.
"Greeting to you as well Light, I may call you light yes? No need to deconstruct your music box for me, just... keep the music down please. And please call me Para, just Para. We're all equal here." She glanced over to Flurry, "You would like for me to talk with him? Very well, my project can wait." For a moment she looked over to the unfinished weapon, making a mental note to continue once these two were satisfied with their visit. She returned her attention to Light, "I do apologize if one of our Crystal Gems assaulted you previously, I am sure it was just a misunderstanding. If you would truly like to discuss anything with me then I am more than pleased to do so, perhaps I can answer some questions yes?"
Flurry floated next to Light and nudged him gently.
"If you want, you can ask all about what we do here. Maybe you`ll wanna become a Crystal gem after you learn about what we do? I don't know, it's really up to you. " Flurry said. She watched eagerly for him to ask questions, seeming contented to just watch them. The forge was humming quietly from the sound of weapons being made. It was definitely full of gems now. Flurry looked around but everyone nearby seemed to be behind machinery.
Weapons and armor were being made everywhere around them, but Flurry was content to just watch her friend. She remained completely silent while watching her friend talk to para, hoping that he would join their cause.
"Light is fine. Well... I have two small questions if you don't mind. First of all, do you need help here? I have been thinking a lot and I realized that this planet is not the best place to live. There are corrupted gems everwere that would love to kill me. I can not run for the rest of my live, it is insane. So maybe you would let me live here in Beach city and I would help you with something. I used to clean, help with my hologram ability and I also can be used as power source for something." Light took a look at weapons. He looks more nervous. "I was also curious what are you doing here? Why do you have so many deadly weapons that could kill me in one shot?"
Post by Forge Master Para on Jan 21, 2017 11:19:26 GMT
"Now now, no need to pressure him. Joining the Crystal Gems is entirely up to each gem's decision, nothing wrong with being neutral." She waited patiently for him to figure out a question, her smile growing as he offered help, "Now, that certainly is quite the offer. Although, I think you'll find this planet much more hospitable once you've made some friends to keep you safe. I must say though, a gem such as yourself would be in-disposable around here..." She rested her head on her hand, tapping the side of her face idly while she thought. While no gem was expected to do as was their function around here, a pearl's skills would certainly come in handy. And she had been short on help for... well, as long as she had been working here. The comment about being used as a power source unsettled her a bit, a grim reminder of the selfless ideology of Homeworld. One of the many things she was glad she outgrew.
She broke her train of thought as he asked about the multitude of weapons hanging around the structure, "Don't think these weapons here are for use against gems like yourself, oh no. These are for gems, like myself, who unfortunately are unable to summon a weapon. Some gems want to aid in the fighting but were sadly made without the function to form their own means to do so, mostly technical types but there has been a few odd cases here and there..." A few gems came to mind, all of them sadly like her, unable to make so much as a switchblade on their own. She sighed, "It's sad in a way, but we make do. But it gives me purpose. I am the master of this forge, I craft almost every single material weapon used by the Crystal Gems. I do also craft other things upon request, as is my specialty~" Her face was positively brimming with pride, clearly she enjoyed her work greatly. And of course, as far as she was concerned she was the best in her field. Whether that was true or not had yet to be seen, but she certainly was good in her own right.
Changing the subject back she clapped her hands together, "Right! Before you go and pledge yourself to working here, perhaps there are other things I can enlighten you on? While it isn't exactly a binding contract being a Crystal Gem, there is some responsibility with the title of course."
Flurry watched them talk for a while, rocking on her heels.
"Yeah Light! No pressure, this is totally up to you. " Flurry said. "I wouldn't want you to join us against your will, that just wouldn't be right! " Flurry said, looking up at light.
She listened to Para talking about making the weapons for other gems. "I can't summon my weapon either Para! So... you are a blacksmith! That's so cool! I thought that only bismuths could be a blacksmith! Oh, uhm... I'm sure that you're really busy but could you make me a little wrench? It's gotta be little because I can't carry heavy metal things... "
"Well I think Para has been a crystal gem much longer than I have, she should be able to tell you about what we do much more than I can, Ask her as many questions as you can, I promise that we aren't like those gems who hurt your friends... "
"I have no more questions. I just want work and have purpose. After my space ship crashed here I feel worthless." Light look weak, like he was going to pass out in any moment. He placed the hand on his gem. After few seconds it was over. "Sorry, sometimes it just happens." Pearl lied, it was first time something like that happened. Something inside him don't want to let him be crystal gem. "So... what can I do for you? I can work even now! I honestly have nothing better to do. Ohhh I could clean floors, it looks like there are people very often. But maybe you have something else in mind? Just tell me, you won't belive how long has it been since I was helping someone. Full 3 days, 3 days!".
Post by Forge Master Para on Jan 23, 2017 9:24:43 GMT
The smile on Para's face grew upon the weapon request, her mind already going wild with design ideas for such an unconventional weapon. Her planning was interrupted however by the random flinching from Light. Although she didn't show it, she was concerned he might have some sort of damage to his form or perhaps even his core. Not wanting to press about it she returned her eyes back to Flurry, "Yes... well as for your request, I think I have an idea in mind." She pressed her hands together and turned to Light, "Now, I assure you that I am much different than whatever gem assaulted you before. That being said, if you truly wish to assist here than I would gladly have you. And I believe I have the perfect thing in mind, you may assist me in crafting a fine wrench for Flurry here." She moved past the two gems towards the anvil in the center of the room.
She gestured to the half-built crossbow currently resting on the anvil (accompanied with a number of tools), "To begin, would you please clear the working area while I begin preparation?" She grabbed her trusty crucible from where it leaned against a nearby table and began gathering a selection of refined ores from various containers. After placing the contents in the crucible she placed a lid of sorts onto it and stuck it into the flowing magma in the back of the room. While she was smelting the ore she glanced back to see if Light had done as asked.
"Yeah you could help out Para right here in the forge! Instead of being a maid or a butler or whatever you could be a blacksmith! That's so cool huh Light? Blacksmiths are cool, and you'd be the first pearl to do it! " Flurry said, balling her fists. "Well, I mean this is only if you want to, if you really want to clean and stuff I'm sure there are lots of gems who could use your help, just make sure that you like what you pick! "
Flurry glanced at the Anvil. "Para, do you think that he even knows what a wrench is? He isn't from earth and I think he hasn't been here too long... "
"I was designed to help even with something I never did before Flurry. I should learn it sooner or later. Also there was 1 blacksmith in my old workplace. I will be just fine." After Para asked Light to clean her working area he bowed low and started doing his job immediately. Pearl sorted every tool in alphabetical order. After that he spotted dust in few places that weren't Para's working area. It was really bugging him so he started cleaning it too. Suddenly Para came, Pearl finished his job as fast as he can and standed up straight. "I did it. I hope everything is perfect now. What can I do now? I am ready for my next job."
Post by Forge Master Para on Jan 24, 2017 9:23:02 GMT
As the metal inside her crucible was finishing melting Para pointed off to a hard-light mold, "Grab that for me Light, and do be quick." Already she was moving over to the anvil, grabbing a pair on tongs off the now organized table. Once there she opened the top of the crucible pot with the tongs and poured the molten contents into the mold, very careful not to spill the content onto herself or her new assistant. She handed the crucible to Light to put away, "To answer your previous comment Flurry, I am no mere blacksmith. I am an artisan, I craft from all types of materials available. Metal is simply one of my more... recent pursuits." Acting before the metal hardened beyond being malleable Para used the tongs to pull the newly formed ingot onto the anvil, putting the mold aside. "Now you may assist me in creating this weapon for Ms. Flurry here. As this is your first task for me, I will do most of the complex work." She put her hand out for the blacksmithing hammer among the other tools, "Now, hammer please..."
Howlite: It is good to be back
Jul 11, 2020 11:33:54 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