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Howlite was with Mocha at the sea spire contemplating his new life as Sulfur's Knight. As he thought about it he remembered something. A promise he made to a friend. He pulled out his phone. "Hmm I've got his contact here somewhere... Ah! Here it is." He texted Dark, "Remember my promise? I'm @ the C spire." Then he started to set up the area for Dark's arrival. He loved dramatic entrances so he was confident this one would be a good one. He just had to get it all set up is all. Once he cleared everything out, he hid behind a pillar unseen. Mocha raised an eyebrow. "Howlite what're you doing?" Howlite grinned. "Quick hide." Then she went behind a different pillar and waited as well. Howlite smirked. "Just in case he tries to sneak up on us." He stared at the entrance with his Tracker Vision.
Dark walked into the Sea Spire. Hmm... Nobody here. Good, Dark hadn't even tried to make an impressive entrance. He sat down in the center of the pillars on the warp pad. Maybe Howlite was hiding. But he doubted it. What had he called him here for? What promise? Oh yeah. Fusion... Dark had always wanted to try. He was REALLY strong already. But fusion could make him stronger. Plus with fusion he would be able to see Howlite's mind. The secrets would be his to know. His to keep. Of course, Howlite could see Dark's mind too. That would be... not so good. Howlite said his mind would be terrifying. But chances were, he would be more scared of Darks's mind. Then Dark would be of his.
As Dark entered, Howlite did his thing. While remaining unseen he began to sing in a creepy tone. "What shall we do with the Crystal Gems? What shall we do to the Crystal Gems? What shall we do with the Crystal Gems? Early in the morning. Way, hey, and up she rises. Way,hey and up she rises. Way, hey, and up she rises. Early in the morning." As he finished he stepped out from the pillars and grinned. "Dark! I see you got my invitation! Come here. Mocha get this guy something to drink." Mocha came out from her hiding place. Then she pulled out a bottle of wine from her coat and tossed it to Howlite. "It's Amontillado. Want any?" He handed Dark the bottle.
Dark looked over at Howlite, surprised. Dark stood up.
No thanks, I don't consume things. But may I ask. Why have you called me here? I don't remember any promise you made.
Dark scanned his thoughts. Nope, no promise. Howlite must have made it back at Sulfur's castle. But Dark couldn't seem to remember it... Oh Yes! Fusion! They were going to fuse! Dark was exited on the inside, but didn't show it on the outside. He looked over at the pearl.
Howlite, who is this? Dark said while gesturing to the pearl. He had never seen a pearl quite like that before. Maybe it was a pearl prototype. Dark walked towards them. And studied the pearl a bit more.
When Dark refused Howlite grinned. "It's not for everyone." Then he focused on Mocha. "Oh right! I forgot that I never introduced you two. Mocha this is Dark. Dark this is my sweetheart Mocha." Mocha smiled at Dark. "It's always nice to meet more of Howlite's work buddies. He says you're all highly trained killers. Just like him." Howlite smiled. "Yep. All 4 of us. Now then Dark, it's time we get to business. You ready for this?" Mocha raised an eyebrow. "What're you talking about? What're you two doing?" Then it finally dawned on her. "Oooh! That's what this is. I'll head back home I guess." She shifted into her flight form and flew away heading towards the castle.
Dark couldn't help but feel exited. This was his first fusion. Fusion made gems stronger. And the broken gems were the strongest. Fusions between them could rival that of a diamond. Lady Agua was incredibly powerful. And Howlite and Dark, whatever they would make, would be just as strong. Maybe stronger. Blue wasn't as powerful as the rest of the members, and even she could form a incredibly strong fusion. Just to think... what Dark and Howlite could be.. Together. They could destroy armies with a single blow. White Diamond would fear this fusion. She already feared Dark. Now him... In control of a fusion. That would be a whole other matter. Dark had seen gems do this before. He just started dancing? That was Dark's best guess. Dark started to do a tribal dance. He had seen tribe's on islands far away from beach city do it to offer sacrifices. Sometimes to Dark himself. Dark danced closer to Howlite. Any moment they would collide. And fuse.....
Howlite laughed as he begun his dance. He did a few flips and twirls towards Dark. While Dark seemed to be doing tribal dances, Howlite was all about flash and flair. He knew how to put on a show. As he danced he started to consider what this fusion could do. A gem like Howlite, mixed with Dark, would be unstoppable. They could probably give Lady Aqua a run for her money. Assuming of course that Dark could handle his insanity. Dark seemed confident so he wasn't too worried. Besides it couldn't hurt to try. Finally he did a spin and collided into Dark. They both began to glow as they fused together. Suddenly, where Howlite and Dark once were was a new gem.
as the light started to form Dark looked into Howlite's mind. He grinned. The insanity, the madness, it was all here. Marble formed. His eyes appeared blue. Then turned grey. They the flashed red. An insane grin on his face, Dark stomped around. He spoke to himself in his crazed voice. He was so happy.
So this is what it's like to be a fusion! I've been missing out... I wonder what cool knew powers I have. Lets go for a test run, shall we Howlite?! He laughed. His voice sounded of thousands of insane voices lapped over each-other. The pure sound of it could drive a man insane. Dark (Or Marble) raised his hands towards a pillar and shot out a force field. All that was left of the pillar was a pile of rubble
I could get used to this... Dark thought of the weapons Lady Aqua had. Maybe he had weapons like it. He stuck his tongue out. Parts of a crossbow flew out of his and Howlite's gem resulting in a massive weapon. Dark shot the crossbow towards the pillar next to the one he had destroyed. The result was similar. Only this time it came from an exploding dagger, and the resulting explosion had been much more smoky then the last. Dark desummoned his weapon. It was time to do what he was really here for. Time to probe Howlite's mind. Dark felt himself shifting back into their combined minds. He felt it. The pure insanity. But Dark had thought it would be more, overwhelming. This was an ant compared to Dark's cooped up monstrosity.
As light started to form, Howlite could feel it. Dark's darkness. His blood lust. Then it was combined with his own blood lust and pure insanity. The result was... Beautiful. It was perfect. Their personalities had perfectly combined together. It had seemed that Dark was driving it for the moment. Suddenly the eyes flashed from red to yellow and finally to blue. "This is... Incredible. We've merged perfectly." Then he let out a laugh. A blood curdling laugh that was a result of Howlite's insanity going unchecked. He always had the need to hide it. But not from Dark. Dark seemed to enjoy it as well. Then he stared at the crossbow in his hands. "Oh I could have some fun with this." He fired a bolt which looked almost like daggers. "Let's see if I can still do this." The dagger suddenly curved in mid air and blew up a pillar. "Dark! We've created a monster! Isn't this beautiful?!"
Dark looked through Howlites.... Wait... The Smoky Quartz! Morion... The one that had Sulfur on a chain... So he was in Empire City? And he was a Homeworld gem... Perfect... Dark knew what he was going to use this fusion for. And looks like Howlite had no love for Morion. So he'd be fine with this. The eyes flashed back to red. Dark was back in control. The fusion grinned wildly.
Time to have some, FUN!
The fusion's deranged voice cackled wildy. So this is fusion. DELIGHTFUL. The eyes flashed to white. The fusion was now in control of itself. Marble summoned a second crossbow and used them like pistols. He started to blow up multiple pillars. There was rubble everywhere. But the pillars around Light remained untouched. The fusion would still protect his friends. Marble heard something stir in the ruins of the pillars. A giant red corrupted gem that resembled a dragon broke through the floor and roared at Marble. Sending off fire every time it opened its mouth. It was hairy around it's neck and head and had a humongous gem on it's stomach. It flapped it's wings as Marble desummoned his weapons.
Time to see what we. I. Can do. He pointed his hands at the monster. It blasted fire but it just blasted against a large invisible bubble around the beast. It stopped flying and fell to the bottom of the bubble. It lifted into the air anyhow as the force-field began to shrink around it. The dragon let out s shrill yelp as the bubble poofed it. The Dragon's huge gem drifted over to Marble. The force field dissipated and the gem fell into one of Marble's hands. Marble closed his hand and crushed the gem. The shards would surely be of great use to Blue Quartz. There were so many... He teleported it off to Blue's base. The eyes flashed back to red. Dark was back in control. He looked off into the distance. How long would it take to get to Empire City...
As the gem was shattered, the eyes flashed blue. Howlite had regained control. "Empire City? You know we can't. The Boss would have our shards if we did that. We have to let Morion live.... For now. He's too important to the Boss for me to touch him, no matter how powerful we are. But I do have a place we could have some fun. What'd you say we go to the forests and fight us some corruption hordes?" He hoped he could get Dark to agree. Suddenly the eyes flashed yellow and Marble spoke. "Oh come on! Why can't I take a crack at Morion? I could rip him apart and you both know it." The eyes flashed back to blue. "Yes but you'd get us all killed by the Boss in the process!"
The eyes flashed back to yellow. "Oh come on! With this power I can kill anyone. We could take down Lady Aqua if we wanted to!" Marble said in his monstrous voice. "We could kill a diamond!" Pink Diamond... The stupid... Where was she? If Blue had met her then someone must have a ship... Dark probed the thoughts of Howlite. He had a ship? And if Pink was on moonbase... Hmmm... But that was for another time. The eyes flashed red.
Come on. We could destroy Morion. At least poof him. We both know he thinks of boss like a little doggy. But we're the ferocious wolf, lurking in the woods. And now we pounce. We are a wolf! Not a chicken. So come on... lets finish him off. He won't know what hit him. And if boss really wants to stand by him. Then we'll just have to show him what Morion really is like. Just an obnoxious human... So what do you say? Wolf? Or chicken. The eyes flashed back to yellow.
"I CAN DESTROY HIM!" yelled Marble. "I'M A WOLF! Come on Howlite! Lets shatter Morion!"
You're not thinking clearly! Neither one of you seems to realize something. Yes we could destroy Morion. We could even kill Lady Aqua. Then what? What happens next? Do we just destroy our only chance of happiness? We have to be smart about this. We'll kill him one day. Just not yet. Howlite was starting to get angry when suddenly Marble spoke again. Admit it Howlite! This has nothing to do with Morion or The Boss. You've gone soft! You're light half is getting the best of you. You're not the gem they think you are and you know it. I'm surprised you still call yourself a Broken Gem. You're weak. Don't forget! I created you along with Dark. You are half of me. I have your better half. The half that is the only reason Sulfur likes you. I have your dark half. You think the boss likes your light half? No! It's weak and spineless!
Come on Howlite... Don't you just hate that puny quartz. Doesn't this just make you want to shatter his entire empire? We could shatter him. Boss used to be powerful. But now he's just Morion's little lapdog! Maybe once Morion's gone he will finally be able to see. We don't even need to let him know we did it. Marble became invisible. They wouldn't know a thing. The eyes turned red. Or have you really just gone soft? I see what this is about... Your soft. Anyone could shatter a corruption without feeling bad. But you could never shatter a real gem would you? The eyes turned yellow and Marble spoke. Prove you aren't soft Howlite. Shatter Morion! Give into the insanity! Give into the power...
Marble cackled and his eyes turned blue. "You both misunderstood me. I said I didn't want to KILL Morion. I don't. Yet. First I wish to torture him. Slowly. Painfully. Listening to him scream as Boss comes to his senses." Marble's eyes went yellow. "There's the Howlite we know and love! I was beginning to worry! Yes. We will break Morion. Then we shall kill him. Are we all in agreement now?" Then Howlite took control again. "And to answer your question Dark... I am more than capable of shattering a gem. Look into my mind. Look at all the gems I've tortured and the shards I've spilled. Am I soft? No. I just like to play with my prey a little."
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