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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 9:41:39 GMT
Galaxy warp was once a lively place, full of gems coming and leaving the Earth. It was a busy hub and a technological marvel of Gem civilisation. Now? Mow it was just a quiet place in the middle of nowhere... most of the warp pads were damaged or destroyed years ago, only a handful were still working... nobody was coming here, because there simply wasn't any reason to do so...
The only gems who came here were the ones who wanted to think in solitude and silence. Just listening to waves crushing against the small island. And even when the galaxy warp pad was ruined it was still glorious... the thought that just few years ago a gem could just walk on the warp pad and transported across galaxies... to Homeworld... on dozens or hundreds other colonised planets in several galaxies...
If this thing worked this stupid conflict would be long over... but so would probably be Earth...
Howlite decided that if he was to fully embrace his new life, it was time to finally say goodbye to the old one. He went to the Galaxy Warp. The closest thing he had to his old home. He approached the massive warp pads and got on his knees. "Hello there old friends. I have to say goodbye to you all." He stared at the sky. "And to you my Diamond.... I hope to see you once again. So I can do to you what you made me do to others. I'm going to show you just what you created. One day... I'm coming for you. Then I'm going for the others. All 4 of you will die by my end."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 10:08:38 GMT
Chip was still sitting quietly, thinking, when he heard the warp pad activating. He saw the gem, that talked to him during the auction some time back. But this gem ignored him completely, instead he just started to swear his revenge to the Diamonds?! That was weird...
"Not that I want to interrupt your crazy time... but having mother issues much?"
He asked without moving. Diamonds were far from perfect beings, but wanting to kill them was quite stupid idea. Especially since all it would do would be to throw the entire Gem empire to chaos... destroying it sooner rather then later... which just seemed like a bad idea.
"Not to mention next time, you want to swear revenge you might want to check if there isn't a loyal gem nearby..."
Howlite heard a familiar voice. He stood up and turned around. "It's you! Chip was it? That's what the fusion called you. I was just uh letting some anger out. But yeah I suppose you could say I have mother issues. Look I can't stay here for too long. The Boss may wanna know where I am and need me for something. So I'll stay for a little bit but not too long." He took a sigh. "How bout you? Why are you here? You got mommy issues too or is it something else? You really interest me. I wanted to get to know you back at the auction but I suppose now's a good time to." He smiled at his potential new friend. Howlite didn't care if he was loyal. He and Sulfur worked for a loyal so he could probably handle talking to this guy without starting a conflict.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 10:20:33 GMT
"It's actually Chip the Fire Opal, the Rising Pheonix, the Eternal flame and protector of Empire city... and I am not sure, if I shouldn't blast you to oblivion right now, since you seems to want to attack the Diamonds... so let me guess, you are one of Sulfur's minions..."
He took a wild guess. This gems just felt right for Sulfur, some crazy look in the eyes so to say...
"And no, I just came here because it's quiet here... and usually nobody come here... why would they, this place is not working anymore... it's just a relic of time long passed..."
Chip was actually thinking that he might repair it... he already learned that he can regrow damaged gems... perhaps it would work on this thing too? Sure... it would be long and exhausting process... but in theory...
Howlite paused for a moment before answering. "Well it's not like I could actually go through with it. It's just one of those things you say because you're mad but you won't actually do it. Like when humans say they're gonna kill someone. They don't mean it, they're just mad." Then Chip mentioned Sulfur's name. "Uhh well yes. But we serve a very important loyalist so I don't think hurting me would do you good. This gem who we work for... He's something you don't wanna mess with. Besides! We're not doing anything aggressive towards each other. Why can't we be friends?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 10:42:49 GMT
Chip just smiled.
"Yes, yes... I know all about your deals with this "powerful loyalist" don't worry. I also know that your boss crossed him once before... and guess what, your boss also tried to shatter me... and I'm very, very bad at forgetting my enemies... "
Chip said with his usual annoying voice.
"And you should really be more careful... some loyal gems are quite fanatic... they would attack you as soon as you even think the wrong way about diamonds..."
Then he just burst into laughter.
"But my quarrel is not with you, so don't worry... then again you might tell your boss, that if he knows, what is good for him, he will keep avoiding me at all costs... I spared his life once, but next time I won't be so generous... "
It was really hard to take small Chip seriously though.
Normally Howlite would've felt threatened when Chip said he doesn't forget his enemies. But Chip? He was so adorable. Like a little child playing Sheriff. Howlite grinned when he said there was no quarrel. "Yeah I'd hate to mess with you. Seriously though, Boss wouldn't do something so rash. Considering that he followed Morion's instructions to keep me on a short leash along with the others. But enough about politics.... Let's have some fun! What do you like to do?" Howlite wanted Chip to see him past his job. Yes the job was his life but he wanted to befriend Chip. He could prove very useful. "Wait a minute... How exactly do you know the loyalist? Did he come after you or something? I pray you didn't do what I did."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 11:04:24 GMT
"Oh yeah, you'd hate to mess with me, believe it..."
He smiled once again. There was absolutely nothing scary about him. Perhaps diamonds were trying to create a cute gem? Or indeed adorable? Chip would probably burn Howlite to crisp if he knew he was thinking that about him.
"And how do I know Morion? Well... I am his personal apprentice and heir of course..."
He himself wasn't sure why. Morion was scary and extremely serious gem. Chip... wasn't. And when Morion's strength was in subterfuge and shadows, Chip was a bright orange gem with fire wings... there was nothing stealthy about him... also he was apparently "adorable"...
"I am not sure what you consider fun... I don't even know who you are..."
When Chip said heir Howlite froze. "Oh that's funny. I'm Sulfur's apprentice. Look at that! Bonding already. We're gonna be best friends I can tell." Then Chip said he didn't know him. "I suppose you're right. Now I could tell you what I find fun but I don't think that would be wise. I wish to learn about you. So what is it that you like to do. I'll go along with it. Couldn't be any worse than my hobbies. Come on. You can trust me. I haven't done anything to you yet have I? I'm a friend." Which was true. But now he was worried. Did Chip know about the scene he caused with Morion? He greatly disrespected him in front of his humans. Did not go very well.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 11:19:26 GMT
"Yeah, sure, you are an apprentice of a gem, that tried to shatter me... and that I want to shatter now... I can see that we have so much in common."
This gem was really really strange, and not in the good way...
"Well, I don't like talking to a gem I don't know... and you didn't even tell me your name so far. You're minion of my enemy and you are trying to learn more about me and you freely admit, that your hobbies are... less then acceptable... I am starting to get slightly suspicious here... "
He was completely honest with Howlite... he was honest with most of gems. But here he was still wondering why he didn't blast this fool beyond Mars yet...
Howlite frowned. "You don't remember? I introduced myself at the auction." Then he smirked. "Name's Howlite. Knight of the Broken Gems. Now let's see what else can I tell you? Hmm.... Well I love music, showmanship, and my favorite human invention, alcohol. It's a shame I didn't bring a bottle. I could've shared it with you. Oh well! So that's some info on me since you're suspicious of me. Your turn. Tell me about you." He grinned. He told the truth. He simply didn't reveal everything. Who would? Now he could befriend Chip without tension. He HATED tension. It killed his fun.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 11:44:48 GMT
"I was in a hurry back then... I really didn't want to be rude, but there was a matter of some importance I had to solve right away. Being a protector of Empire city is a full time job..."
He explained. He felt a little sorry he didn't remember the name.
"Broken gems? What a colourful name... and don't worry, I would refuse to drink anyway. I am not really fan of consuming food or liquids... I found the entire process unpleasant. And I don't have taste buds, so I can't really enjoy it... which I guess is something about me..."
He said. Most gems he knew didn't enjoy eating or drinking. He failed to mention that he did enjoy eating cookies... but that was an information he wasn't going to share...
"See now we're getting somewhere. Oh and don't worry about the auction. I understand you were busy. If you wanted to talk to me and the Boss sent me on a mission, I'd probably blow you off too. Besides that was then. This is now. Now we can get acquainted. It's probably for the best that our bosses aren't around. They'd probably laugh at the sight of us socializing." Then a thought went through his head. "Can I ask you something? Has your boss ever mentioned me to you? I'm sure he has given my reputation. If so I just wanna say that I've changed and have gotten much kinder since then."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 12:06:18 GMT
This gem... what was his point? Why he tried so hard to "socialise" with him... what was going on? He had no idea... "He might mention you in passing... but if you want to be honest here then tell me your story. So far you've been mysterious like a castle in the Carpathians..."
After all he was the one who wanted to socialise. All Chip knew was, that Sulfur was a psychopath... and his group of misfits was probably equally as crazy. It was probably a bad idea to be talking to him right now, but Chip was confident he could blast him easily it push came to show. Right now it was an interesting if potentially dangerous conversation. And he had nothing better to do anyways...
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