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Sapphire was standing near the warp pad somewhere in central Europe. It was raining and the entire area seemed deserted. It was some time since Sapphire lost connection to one of his Ruby guards. He was trying to look for him on his own, but without luck so far. The only option left opened to him was sending a message to other Crystal gems, asking them for help. The ruby, after all, was one of them too and as much as it was strange for Sapphire, he was also his good friend. If there was some way to save her, he was going to try.
But two days passed since then and no helped arrived so far. Sapphire made few more attempts to try and locate him, but instead he was attacked by corrupted gems, just barely escaping with his life. So he decided that going on his own was most unwise and he won't help anyone by getting shattered...
Right now he was hypnotising the warp pad... hoping it will bring the much needed help...
Flint had decided to take his monthly escape from the city. Beach City had been his home since 1915 but every now and then he had to break from the routine. He stopped by the Big Donut and grabbed a dozen for the road. He then stepped on the warp pad and activated it. He appeared in Central Europe munching on a donut when he saw a gem. He swallowed and said "may I help you? My name's Flint, Flint Quartz. Would you care for a donut?" He smiled at this new gem. The gem seemed to be a Sapphire. It was rather strange that he happened to be standing exactly where he appeared. As if he were expecting someone...
Hypnotising warp pad had no logical influence on whenever someone will appear or not. Or at least it shouldn't have. Whatever was the case it activated and brought up a gem. Some kind of Quarz? Sapphire had no idea, who he was but right now he was glad someone came... it was hightly doubtful, that someone would just appear right here, there was no gem presence... no population centers around... nothing.
"Greetings, Flint Quartz, I am Sapphire... did others sent you, to help me?"
He asked, without responding to his offer of a donut. Sapphire generaly had no desire to consume sweet pastry, and right now it was the furthest thing from his mind... he was quite reckless right now, but fear for his friend had this effect. Perhaps that was the reason, while gems didn't usually have friends...
Flint popped another donut in his mouth. "Well no. I just came here to take a break but if you want anything I could help you out. I'm a strong guy and have bodyguard experience. I'm sure I could help you with whatever you need." He smiled at Sapphire. He knew he was gonna be his friend. He knew that this was for a reason. He was meant to come here today. He didn't know how or why but he knew Fate had something in store for them both. He started to question why Sapphire was there in the first place. "Why exactly are you here?"
Sapphire signed visibly, once again broking his usual behaviour. The others failed to sent a help... but perhaps the help came regardless...
"I am searching for a friend here, one of my guardians a Ruby. She disappeared during a mission in this area, without any trace. This place is plagued with corrupted gems, so I am afraid she might have been attacked, perhaps even injured... I wish to find her and safe her... I am no warrior... so I require help in finding her. Would you be willing to help me?"
He asked. He wasn't going to leave his friend out there, even if he had to search by himself once again. Though he would very much prefer to have some company... perhaps even a company of a good warrior... like a Quarz soldier...
He tossed up all his donuts and ate them all at once. "Let's get going!" He started to assess the situation. Hostile gems? Corruption? A missing teammate? Back on Homeworld this was a typical Tuesday for him. He summoned his Javelin. "Since I don't know your friend I'm gonna need you to lead the way. I'll make sure you don't become lunch for some monster. I've got plenty of experience with these types of things under my belt. Corrupted gems? Fought them. Hostile gems? Poofed them. Missing allies? Rescued them. I'll you find your friend."
"My friend is a Ruby... she looks very much like a ruby would... She has bright scarlet skin, burgundy irises and dark burgundy hair. I seriously doubt we will meet other rubies here... but let's go!"
He said quickly made several steps in the direction he hoped they could find her, even though she could be pretty much everywhere. He didn't believe she might've been shattered, she was a good warrior and a natural surviver. But right then he turned to Flint Quartz.
"Thank you for offering me a help. I hope your self-confidence will help us achieve our goal. Are you also skilled at search and rescue? Since the searching part is not my speciality exactly... I have no idea where to go..."
He admittied. He was completly out of his element right now...
"It's been a century but I remember 400 years of all kinds of operations. Control, Conquest, Black Ops missions, and Search and Rescue. I think I can find your friend." He started to look around to find his bearings. "OK let's go. What'd you wanna do? Bodyguards don't ask questions or make decisions." He made his way through the vast landscape of. Shoving his way through the terrain. His big bulky frame helped him go through all kinds of obstacles in his career. He had but one weakness... Confined spaces. Anything too small made him unable to get in. But this is Europe so that wasn't gonna be an issue.
Fortunately it seemed, that this Quartz was very experienced in all kinds of sensitive missions, which was certainly useful right now.
"I am a diplomat... I have vast experience in this area... but I have little to no knowledge about "search and rescue" so I will trust your experience in this area. But don't worry about me, I am capable of following your lead and tempo... and if it comes to combat I don't need protection, I am unable to beat monsters on my own, but I can hold my own until you finish them..."
He said. Sapphires were quite durable gems, they had to be, since it was so difficult to produce them. And while on Earth he grew quite skilled with his shield.
Flint smiled. "Well then let's get to work. Our first order of business is to establish a last known position. If you can show me her last known position and tell me exactly what happened when you last saw her... I could help piece together her last moments. Once we get that, I could track her movements. We could crack this case wide open." He stared at the Sapphire with a warm smile. "I'm sorry I'm acting too much like my old self. I'm no longer Homeworld and I need to quit acting like it. What'd you wanna do?"
"I know nothing more, then I told you... my friend was sent in this area. I don't know where she went beyond the warp pad... I don't know the target of her mission. Whatever her mission was, she was very careful, so she would probably check the area to get her barrings... probably found some fallback spots, if her mission went awry..."
It was pretty much everything he knew. He already tried to find some of those points, but he didn't know what to look for. But Flint was a soldier too...
"No need to appologise... I just want to find my frind and bring him back safely... she might be a common Ruby, but she is unique in her own way... "
" I can understand that. You know, your friend reminds me of my girlfriend Blue. She was unique too. She made me the man I am today. I used to be a cold blooded warrior with no desire other than to serve my Diamond. Now I'm a rebel. All thanks to her. I'd probably be dead if it weren't for her." He smiled at Sapphire. "I'm gonna help you find your friend. I know what it's like to lose someone you care about. Let's go!" He started his march. "Where should we go look? Hmm..." He saw monster tracks in the ground. "Corruption... They went South. They may have her. Your thoughts?"
Sapphire listened to Flint's story. Seemed like he was deeply moved by his "friend". Sapphire was friend with Ruby, that was correct, but beyond that there was nothing. Though he was the reason why his entire crew turned to rebellion.
"As I sad earlier, I do appreciate your help in this matter. I really believe we will find her, she is probably injured or something, but I am positive she is alive..."
He was quite sure, since he saw her in one of his visions.
"It's possible she got in a fight with monsters... she likes fighting. Let's follow this trail... if there was some combat we should find it easily... she makes a mess when she's fighting... a lot of fire and punching..."
Flint noticed a that there was a spherical shape straight through where the footprints were. He placed his hand in it. "Oh yeah this is burned. Hmmm..... Oh I've got an idea! I'll signal to see if any corruptions are nearby. I'd stand back if I were you." He pointed his palm at the sky and launched a large pillar of fire into the air. "If anything sees this they'll either run or come here. It all depends on if they want survival or rescue." He then focused back on his flames and made it go higher.
And indeed, soon they found place that looked like some fire was used here. In Sapphire's opinion there was too little of it to be from Ruby, but perhaps she was surprised and had no time to fight back before she had to flee. It was possible though. Flint decided to light a beacon in a sense - he just shot a huge pillar of fire straight into the sky. It was actually quite impressive and surely it could be seen for miles in every direction. If Ruby saw it, she at least knew something was going on, but fire wasn't exactly something that will scream "come here, Sapphire is here"
"Good idea, but I am not sure if it will work. None of her friend should be able to make fire pillar as this one, so there's no way of knowing that we are friends..."
He couldn't just blast ice in the sky... his powers didn't work like that. Unfortunately it seemed like the fire brought some attention, just not the one they wanted... something was closing in... and it wasn't Ruby, to be sure...
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Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*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