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The box was quite large when it arrived. It was sent from a local post office, not far from the M tower. It was sent from the Himitsu office building down the road, which contained a post office of it's own. The Himitsu company was a human company, therefore they did not associate themselves much with gems. The people working at Himitsu were average humans, and it would be a stretch to assume that they knew about the visitors to their planet.
From a mere examination of the box, it seemed like the human who had sent the package picked the wrong address. Upon viewing the contents of the package one would realize that it was most likely not a human who had sent it. The contents were a small note, and a bubbled gem. The Gem resembled a pearl, and it's bubble was wrapped in thick bubble wrap, ironically. The letter was written with a green pen in cursive.
~Smoky Quartz, This is a crystal gem that I have captured on my travels, Do with it what you wish, but please do drop by, we have We have much to discuss
The name of the sender wasn't written anywhere on the package, but based off of his writing style it could not be any more obvious. An address to a diner, which was also the return address, was included on the letter. The Diner on the top floor of the Himistu company building.
The Smoky Quartz examined the package It was.... pretty unusual to recive Gems in this way, but it was a wise move from the part of that abomination, the Assassin had to gave him that one The human guards had the "shoot to kill" order and Sulfur's description Naturally, the Smoky quartz suspected a trap, or a bomb, or something like that, so it took several hours but the box passed all the test, and then delivered to the Boss' office, at the top Morion poured a glass of whiskey and watched the box A Rebel via mail... this was a new one! And an invitation to the Himitsu Company building. The Himitsu was out of Morion sphere of influence, his web was more of a criminal empire, but lately opened up several new "branches" to expand in to the legal territory... but Himitsu sounded a but eastern. Moiron had a couple of guest from the Eastern underworld, tattooed ,polite "businessmans"... but his interest lied on the western part of the world A Crystal Gem! Well, worth a chance So the Assassin opened the box, and popped the Bubble... and let the Gem reform While he waited, he sent for his young Apprentice, Chip the Fire Opal
While Pearl was bubbled he was feeling like everything what happened was just a dream. There was nothing to worry about, it was like another dimension. Light did not understand how he, the gem that usually overreact, now is calm. Of cource he had no idea what was happening outside of this comfy prison. After some time he was freed from bubble. His gem was just lying on the ground, after few seconds it started to glow and levitate. Than he started to rebuild his old form. He usually tries to have new form after every regeneration but this time he used a lot of energy just to regenerate after really hard battle. Because of that time in bubble he was calm standing on the ground. However after few seconds he realized that he isn't in his old gem room or with friends, this time he was in room with stranger inside "ahhhh good as new... OH MY GOD! Who are you? Were am I?! What is going to happen with me?! Is this gem hell?!"
The Pearl reformed in one of the Smoky Quartz's living rooms
Morion was in his humanoid form, but not Gem "armor" He was a tall ('Quartz tall^^) Gem (but not bulky like a Jasper or Amethyst, his kind was slender) with long grey hair and silver eyes. It was evident, he was wearing real, human clothes, - black silk suit - Italian with maching shoes - shirt, tie and cane. - it wasn't his projection, since the shirt and vest hided his Gem. His skin tone was a bit grey...ish, like the smoke, but he could pass as a caucasian man. One hand rested on his cane, in the other was a glass of whisky. The Smoky quartz watched his city And waited When the Gem reformed, the Quartz turned to him, the Pearl could see his tie pin, actually more like a brooch that looked like the Blue Diamond insignia
"I'm afraid we haven't had the pleasure to meet before... let me intorduce myself! I am a Smoky Quartz, from the Morion variant - Facet-7F2R Cut-8YQ; Her Majesty's Blue Diamond's loyal servant, I AM her eye... I am her Wrath! Currently lended for a few missions to Her Majesty, White Diamond... you can say, I'm a licensed hunter, assassin of our Matriarchs"
Morion bowed his head a little "...and I am now the Gem Lord and protector of Empire City. Welcome to my Domain little one"
He did the Diamond salute
"Please take a seat and tell me about yourself..."
As Morion sat down in a chair, one of his humans came in
"You rang sir?" "Yes my dear Pearl, go and fetch me Chip... " "Yes m'lord..."
The human bowed and left
"Now, where were we... ahh... yes! Please, tell me about yourself! I recived you in a box, bubbled, with an invitation for a diner; an abomination called Sulfur sent you, with a note, you are a Crystal Gem...
The Smoky Quartz leanded back and sipped from his drink
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 6, 2017 8:02:58 GMT
Chip was in the middle of very important match. Lately a bad luck hit him like a flaming semi-truck and he was loosing one match after another. If he loose this one, he might as well be kicked from the master's league... but this stupid Icestorm studio was unable to balance it's games and every new balance patch only made the game more unplayable...
But right in the middle of strong push a knocking on door broke his concentration and one of the human pearls entered the room.
"Not now Sebastian, I don't have time... "
He just said, trying to micro his fanatics.
He didn't listen to Sebastian much, but he heard things like "Morion, summon and right now" but the victory was so close... well... couldn't be helped. Chip just gave all of his units attack move in the middle of enemy base and followed Sebastian to Morion's room...
When he entered, he saw Morion talking to a Pearl... an actual gem pearl...
Light sit on the chair and tried to act natural but inside he was panicking "He knows I am crystal gem, he is hunter and assassin, he is on hw side and use humans as servant. Why he call them like they were gems like me? Ohh and someone else is gonna be here too, this is just perfect. Ughhhh what should I do? I am afraid lying will only make my situation even worse." After long silence Pearl took big breath like he usually do to calm down. He tried to figure out what he should say and what he shouldn't. "It is nice to meet you Smoky Quartz, I am Mocha Pearl prototype nr 0001 aka Light Mocha Pearl, Peridots that created me did not gave me more informations. Yes I am Crystal Gem... but it is not like I did somethig wrong, I was just cleaning for them, nothing special, heh..." Other gem came to the room, it was probably "Chip" Morion was talking about. Pearl wonder what will happen now to him, he tries to figure out how to escape.
The Smoky Quartz nodded Well, who would have guessed, that horrible excuse for a Gem Sulfur did captured a Crystal Gem An experimental Pearl
"So you are an experiment. Earth is full of them... or was."
But he was curious
"So, you were just a servant for the Rebels, cleaning for them, nothing special... why, may I ask, did you joined their ranks and why not stayed with us, "Loyalists"?"
Morion smiled politely and sipped from his drink
"Chip, my boy! Right in time! We have a guest! A genuine Crystal Gem! I know I know, he is just a Pearl, but beggars can't be choosers, am I right Light Mocha Pearl?"
"Light Mocha Pearl, this is my apprentice, Fire Opal, Chip... maybe that abomination Sulfur who captured you mentioned him. Or me... Anyhow, our guest was just about to tell us, why he became one and remained with the Crystal Gems, turned his back to our home and people, our Diamonds and things like this... take a seat kiddo, have a cookie!"
Morion handed the invitation to Chip that Sulfur wrote
"Ohh... and he came in a box bubbled, with an invitation. Sorry Light Mocha Pearl, continue!"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 7, 2017 11:40:43 GMT
It appeared, that Morion had a guest. An involuntary guest it seemed, since no Crystal gem would freely enter this tower. Well Flurry perhaps would, because she had survival instinct of a lemming, but she was the only one...
"Oh... hello Pearl... "
He just said. He didn't want to interrupt much, mostly because he was curious where this was heading. He just hoped that Morion won't try to shatter her right here. Perhaps the pearl will be reasonable and will actually give Morion what he wanted to hear? He doubted that though... The more important part was, that this Pearl came bubbled by mail...
"So wait... if Sulfur captured you... and sent you here... does it mean the crazy abomination invited US somewhere? What is going on here?"
If Sulfur had death wish he was willing to accommodate...
"I would not call myself "experiment"... Smoky. I joined Crystal gems because my old master is dead and they gave me a job. I was happy with that life." Light didn't like that guy. The way he was talking made Pearl really uncomfortable and nervous.
After a while Chip came to room. He didn't trust him but Chip looked like someone who isn't going to kill him. "Hello, nice to meet you..." Quartz than called Light just a Pearl, he got so mad that he wanted to punch him in a face "This planet really changed me... I can't do that. I am arleady in bad situation." Instead Pearl hit the ground "Ohhhh sorry, I though something is walking on the ground. Chip, I have no idea. I was in bubble all the time."
"Ahhh... I see. A servant to the core, It doesn't matter whom you serve as long as you could stay a servant, and you have a Master who tell you what and when to do. Fair enough. Pearls all always will be Pearls... just Pearls."
The Smoky Quartz nodded And watched the little outburst
"Hmm... yes, we do have some anoying pests sometimes. Its nice to see, you are aleredy cleaning the room!"
Morion snickered again and sipped from his drink, nodded to the young Fire Opal
"Yes Chip, it seems that abomination invited us for a diner! It is a trap, no doubt! An invite to the Himitsu Building, a Human Spire in our beloved city! So that monster is here. It is a trap... or he really wants to die, I don't know. But it could be a honest invitation , don't forget, Sulfur is my "ally"... well, more or less. We need to be carefull! But first things first!"
He turned to the Pearl
"We have a guest! So Light Mocha Pearl, you are a Crystal Gem, simply for convenience? No principles or any misguided faith in the Rebellion? Well, this is a new one that for sure! So far every rebelious or so-called-independent Gem I shattered or bubbled belived in their cause to the bitter end! Always respected their resolve! Brave fools.... but but fools nonetheless, doomed to lose."
Morion emptied his glass
"So my dear Light Mocha Pearl! Tell me about yourself! I am curious, never had a longer conversation with a Rebel than "P-p-p-pleas d-d-d-don't kill me!!!" But then again, you are not really a Rebel. But you will do... I guess. So tell me, please, what is it like to be a Rebel? I always wanted to know, why they are doing this... be so kind and enlighten me!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 7, 2017 20:18:21 GMT
Chip was listening to the Pearl and he couldn't help himself... but he thought the Pearl was lying... then again he wasn't exactly a good judge of characters.
"Well you certainly are quite spirited for a pearl... heck I feel bad sometimes for calling Morion just Morion, when he has all those impressive titles... and you call him "Smoky". I thought Pearls were servile and quiet... you seems to have bigger balls then me..."
He actually burst into laughter, which was probably completely inappropriate for this moment, but he couldn't help himself. He picked a cookie from the table and stuffed whole in his mouth to shut himself up..
"Sho... what ahre whe ghoing tho dho whith the thrap then?"
He asked with full mouth. Sulfur was crazy enough to try something, but what? Chip could easily burn the entire tower... turn it into flaming inferno in few minutes.
"I am rebel, I am just not fighting type. Being rebel is like... is like being free. You feel like you have 987456 ways to spend your live, you can have passions, hobbys. Something that hw don't want us to have, they want us to do what we were created for, nothing else." Light was saying this with confidence like he hoped that they might understand. He was still scared but this time he felt like someone is helping him.
"And I can do more than just cleaning floor. Even though I am not the best fighter I can take care of myself. If not the fact that that this stupid "Sulfur" had quartz as a companion and they could hurt my friend... " Pearl take a look and was silent for a moment. "She was too innocence to be shattered. Letting them take me was the only way to help her"
"I thought the Crystal Gems are in love with humanity! Considering them "equal" or better, while the Loyals are only see them as vermins, undeveloped lowly organics... yet... here are you, saying, you are basically better than them, and so the Rebels!"
Morion stood up, walked to the window, turning his back to the Pearl, watched his city
"I am living with the humans... among them, with them, learned a great deal of their species, their culture and you know Light Mocha Pearl, the 95% of the humans are doing on every day of every year what they are have to do, working in jobs they hate, and can't do anything about it. To "survive" they have to do what they are have to do... yet, even under those conditions, they managed to find time to love, to have hobbies, passions... a whole life! And their lifespan is what? 60-70 solar cycles at best! Even the slaves in their culture managed to found free time to develope culture, music and art, even their own fighting style sometime"
He turned to the Pearl
"And then there is you. You are a Gem, an immortal being basically, with all the time of the universe, and you complaning you have to do what you have been made for...? You know what the difference between you Rebels and your precious Humanity? They learned to accept it and live with it! All day, every day, untill the day their short little life ends! But I guess, the Rebels thinks they are better than these clever monkeys and they are too good to adapt and accept their fate and instead started a bloody rebellion that shattered Diamonds know how many good and inocent Gems and destroyed what they have built... not to mention released the Corruption! And WE are the bad guys?"
The Smoky Quartz frowned
"So my dear Light Mocha Pearl... tell me... all of this... is is worth it?"
But the things the Pearl said were interesting
"Mmm... so our little Sulfur allied himself with a Quartz? tell us everything... and maybe we could help to save your friend. After all, we are not selfish Rebels!
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 7, 2017 21:54:45 GMT
Chip was listening to both Pearl and Morion. Both of them had some decent arguments, but it didn't matter at all, Chip was already decided where his loyalty stood. The only thing that hit him a little was "she was too innocent to be shattered". Sure, he knew only one Crystal gem, there had to be a lot of them, but even though he had to think about Flurry... for a moment, before he pushed the thought away.
"So, our insane friend have an ally? Strange... who would ally himself willingly with the crazy abomination? I guess it doesn't really matter, if they want a fight, they will get one, right? And just to be sure here... this crazy gem shattering batshit insane Sulfur captured your friend?"
He asked Pearl. No gem, not even a rebel deserved being captured by that maniac...
" We do not think humans are worse than us and I never said that. Take a moment to think about this. It is better to live for a while and be able to do what you love or live forever as SLAVE like a pearl! Everybody knows Pearls are not servants, we are suppose to do what you want and we have got nothing from this deal". Quartz started talking about corruption like it was cg fault "What are you talking about!? There is no proof that we did that, it could be anyone. Also why would we do that?"
Pearl was now really mad and couldn't hide emotions. Gems started talking about what happend before Light got poofed. Chip was talking like he cared about Flurry, Pearl had no idea why though. "What can I say? There was Sulfur, his companion... probably Blue Quartz. I said that they can take me and do whatever they want but they need to let my friend go. After that they destroyed my physical form and took my gem. I don't know what happened to her".
Melody: here is a link if anyone is interested
Jul 29, 2020 21:45:23 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