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Flint saw figures approaching. Suddenly his bodyguard instincts kicked in. He got in front of Sapphire and shoved him back and summoned his spear. He then slammed his spear into the ground making a massive ring of fire around them. "Stay here!" He then covered his whole body in flames and took a fighting stance. "You wanna get to him?! COME ON!!!" He then charged into the direction of the figures leaving a blazing trail behind him. He had to keep them away from Sapphire at all costs.
Chip stood motionlessly. He didn't exactly like fire all that much, he prefered cold, but right now he was quite grateful for it's protection. He summoned his shield just to be sure, and watched Flint who charged the coming monster. And it was a monster... it wasn't big, but it had a big beak... and 3 arms on left side for some reason. It started to scream with high pitched noise, that was quite unbearable. Sapphire suddenly had a troubles concentrating and he even glitched few times from the mere intensity of this sound. And he was further away from it. He just hoped that Flint is powerful enough to overcome this unpleasant attack. He yelled something on Flint, but it couldn't be heard in that noise...
Flint heard a loud sound and glitched his form. He the reignited and charged the beast. He collided into it with all his might causing it to fall over on its back. He then summoned his spear. "I'm sorry. But I'm gonna make the pain go away." He then drove down his spear and poofed the beast. He then put it in a bubble and tapped the top. As it vanished, Flint ran back to Sapphire. "Are you alright? I'm sorry I shoved you. This is all my fault. It was stupid of me to think this was gonna work. Look let's just go around the area and shout her name or something?"
Sapphire felt uneasy. The noise was extremely unpleasant and even though it was short it was extremely powerful. Ruby could easily be turned to flee by gem like this. Even though she was quite powerful, she wasn't a quartz.
"There is no need to worry, I remain uninjured. Thanks for dispatching the monster so quickly, I doubt I could withstand this... screeching for longer time."
He was thankful for his quick strike.
"I am not sure if yelling will help, but we could try it. If she saw the fire and heard the sound she knows someone is here. If we find some source of water I might be able to make some sort of signal... but for now..."
He took a deep breath.
"RUBY?! ARE YOU THERE?! RUBYYYY!!!"
His voice was stronger then one would believe a gem so small could make. He had no way of knowing, if somone heard him but he doubted it very much...
"Be quiet!" Flint shouted. "If you scream monsters will hear us. I got lucky with that one. What will happen if we get swarmed and I poof? Who's gonna help you then? Just give me a moment to think." He started to pace around in a circle. "What if we... No. Or! No. Hmmm I got it! What is something that you and Ruby do? Is there like a word you always use or a phrase you always say? I could burn it into the ground. The smoke will rise and form those words in the sky. She'll see it and know it's you."
Sapphire was puzzled for a moment, even showing his surprise. "You just told me, that we should call for her... so I did just that..."
Was Flint suffering from some kind of memory laps? Or was that suggestion merely a joke? Perhaps Flint' humor was just really weird? Could be...
"Well... no... there is nothing we use... then again if you can do this somehow, then you can just say something like "Ruby, come here" or "Sapphire's here... depends on how long message you can magically summon from smoke..."
Had to be some kind of magic, since normally some just went upwards... so it wouldn't help even sligly. But some magic message could be usefull... then again why would Quartz be able to do this? Strange...
Flint laughed. "No I don't summon it. There's a trick the humans taught me. You have to essentially manipulate the flow of the smoke. Use a blanket or something to change its direction. Then you can spell out words. Then of course there's plan B. I charge in, coated in flames and fight my way to your friend with you standing behind me. It's up to you." Then he made his way over to a spot on the ground. He then placed on hand on it. "Movement. Not too far from here." He placed his ear against the ground. "Whatever it is it's large and high in numbers."
"A human trick to create a message made from smoke... how intriguing... I would very much like to see this... but I suspect it might be a little difficult in this rain... the ground is quite wet, it would burn poorly... "
He said. The second option was strange and seemed unefficient. Then, before they could try any of those options Flint sensed a group incomming... that could only be more troubles...
"That's not good probably... what will we do?"
He asked the expert. Flint was much more capable in those kinds of situations, Sapphire would probably just hide, or run... or hide, watch and then run... or some other combination of "hide" and "run". Fighing a group was beyond his abilities... even though the rain could help him...
Flint stood up. "We charge. I know it's a bold move but it's our best shot at getting your friend back. If we play defensive we have no proof if she'll even come and find us. We have to go directly to her." He summoned his spear and prepared to storm the horde of monsters. "I hope you can hold your own. If not.... Just stay behind me and try not to die. I'm not gonna lie... It won't be easy. We may not even come back from this. But, what I know for sure is that if we don't try... We'll die for sure. So I say we hit them with everything we've got and rescue your friend."
"Don't worry about me, I can take care of myself... let's take them on..."
He said adamantly while summoning his shield. He had a plan that could actually work. Then again it could also fail horribly. There was just one way to find out... he stopped and started to concentrate. It got even colder... the rain around him started to freeze... a small drops of ice started to ratate around him like planets around their star. They started to connect to each other... forming big, sharp icicles... and then all of them shot against the monsters like a rain of arrows. He hoped that Flint will use it to attack, it was a decent opener, but it drained him quiet a bit... there was some fight in him left though!
As the icicles launched like arrows, Flint charged in with a fiery blaze surrounding him. He came at full force at collided with the first monster who poofed due to the massive g forces being delivered. It'd be like a flaming bus hitting you." Then he drew his spear and went to work with the others. There had to be at least 15 from what Flint could make out. As he tried to fight them off, all he could think about was finding Sapphire's friend. Even though they had never met, Flint knew that he had to save her.
Sapphire cought his breath quickly and prepared another strike. One of their enemies suddenly froze to ground letting himself opened fo Flint's strike. The earth was very wet and muddy... ideal for Sapphire. His freezing powers were usefull only when water was around. He concentrated once more... suddenly a huge ice spike pierced one of the corrupted gems, poofing it...
Sapphire wasn't used to fight like this... he grew tired quickly. One gem charged him and attacked him with his... claws? Sapphire blocked it with his shield. It was sad but he will have enough work with one, while Flint had to fight the rest of them... he blocked another attack, then another... and yet another. He managed to hit the monster in face with his shield... but to little to no effect...
Flint did his best to fight off the attacking corruptions. He looked over and saw Sapphire struggling with one. He knew Sapphire couldn't take any more than that one so it was up to him. He kept pushing back the corruptions trying to keep them focused on him. Eventually 2 monsters resembling wolves tried to attack him from the side. Flint got knocked over by the left one while the right tried to bite him. He grabbed the left one by the mouth and threw it at the left one causing them both to poof. He got back up and more monsters showed up. He couldn't do this much longer. He decided to make a last stand. He planted his feet to the ground. Then he raised his spear and made his flames get brighter. There he awaited the incoming attack.
After blocking two or three more attacks he knew that he don't have time for this. He had to end this while he still had some strenght left. He concentrated all of his remaining energy. Suddenly dozens of ice spikes came out of the wet ground, impaling all of the remaining corrupted gems. With that last attack Sapphire colapsed...
He was resilient gem, he was able to hold his form, but he wasn't going to be able to fight anytime soon. Actually he will need some time before he will able to walk again. It was very lucky, that it was raining, otherwise he would be almost defenseless... it was almost funny, he was lying in the mud, on Homeworld it would be completely unaccaptable behaviour... but here... totally ok...
As all the corruptions attacked Flint, they dog piled on top of him. There was so many clawing and scratching that one couldn't even see Flint underneath them. Suddenly they all began to scream as a roaring blaze erupted from beneath them. It were as if a star exploded. All the gems hit the ground and poofed. "There. You OK?" He then saw Sapphire on the ground. "Are you too tired to walk." He tried to come up with a solution. "Perhaps I should carry you?" He said sincerely. He didn't wanna overwork Sapphire so if that's what it took he'd do it.
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