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"No way out of this huh? Very well. You may wanna sit down for this." He sat down on one of the warp pads and began his tale. "If you haven't already figured it out I'm a defect. My gemstone was made incorrectly resulting in problems including appearance and personality. You see, Howlites are pure white. At least every one is but me. I never understood why or how I'm blue but I'll figure it out one day. On top of that I think independently and hate authority. That got me into a lot of trouble back home. The only reason I survived was because I did my job more efficiently than a team of Howlites could ever hope to achieve."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 12:46:50 GMT
"For empire so great Gem empire surely produce a lot of weird gems... cracked, chipped, mutated... corrupted... or defected in other way. And seems like Earth is drawing them together..."
Chip didn't want to believe this was a coincidence. The process of making gems was millennia old... it had to be refined to certain degree. Yet there were always some weird gems. Could Diamond just be so bored, that they were experimenting? He surely met a lot of experiments too, like the fusion Gespeite... "And how did you ended on Earth... and with that crazy Sulfur?"
He asked right away. He was quite straight with him. It might be considered impolite asking questions like these, but Chip was curious... it was a little obvious, since Sulfur was crazy defective gems... and this Howlite was crazy defective gem... they would love his little brother... he would fit in just right...
"Well after a very long career with 180 confirmed shatterings, I was assigned to Earth with a contract. It was a simple job. Thin the herd. Sounded easy enough. Eventually I realized that I didn't have to obey. I could follow my own rules. I got involved with the Crystal Gems for awhile and then one day I went to Empire City where I met the Boss. He showed me an even better choice. The path of the Broken Gems. There's 4 of us so far. We're all elite killers so I like our chances. Thanks to Morion we made a deal to only attack Crystal Gems." Howlite chuckled. "Anything else you wanna know?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 13:07:46 GMT
"So much unnecessary death... shame on you. So you found freedom... only to throw it away... you betrayed the Homeworld, then you betrayed Crystal gems... and now I should believe you, that you won't betray Morion... yeah... not convinced... did you at least provided Morion with list of Crystal gems, their bases and things like that?"
He asked. Someone who was among Crystal gems might be able to help them defeat them without a fight... Chip didn't want anyone to get hurt... but he also wanted Crystal gems out of the picture... they were dangerous... and were brainwashing young gems like Flurry...
"I would like to know that..."
He just made clear. He could use that information... he was still not giving up on Flurry... perhaps there was a way to make her see reason...
Howlite chuckled at Chip's comment about freedom. "You think I'm not free? You act as if rebellion is the only path of freedom. You sound like that gem Flurry. I still can't believe she's still alive. She's the only gem who doesn't see me for what I truly am. I kinda like that. It'll be a shame though once she becomes a problem. But that's not likely to happen. She's not exactly threatening." Then Chip mentioned the bases. "Uhhh actually I've only been in the temple. I wasn't a rebel long enough to see those things."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 13:26:56 GMT
"Rebellion is way to freedom? Yeah, sure it is... fighting a hopeless fight is my definition of freedom... but good job, you avoided my question and you didn't provide me with any useful information... seems like you are not trusting me much. Then again I can't blame you, you don't know me after all..."
Chip wouldn't trust anything he said regardless... he was insane, and only crazy people would believe insane gems... "I will be honest with you... I think that gems, that are hurting others are despicable and should be destroyed... I don't believe, that there is anything that can justify killing almost 200 gems... and I think that all gems who are hurting others will one day try to hurt someone too powerful..."
"Are you not loyal? I thought you loyalists all believe that the Diamond's will is absolute. They sent me on those missions. They gave me those names. Am I such a bad guy for doing my job?" Then Chip made his comment about someone too powerful. "Not to be rude or anything but uh... Am I being threatened? It's starting to sound like you're threatening me. Thing is.... I have done nothing wrong to you. I simply complied to your demands and answered all your questions. I truly hope you'll consider a friendship instead of conflict. I don't want every future business meeting to be full of tension." He held out his hand for a shake. "So what'd you say? Clean slate?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 13:52:24 GMT
Chip just exploded with laughter.
"Me? Threatening you? Get real... you are the trained killer here... I am just wee innocent gem... I never shattered anyone and I'm not planning too. I was speaking in metaphors..."
He said. His laugh was so honest that for he really appeared as a small and weak gem.
"But otherwise it still applies... most gems that are hurting others end up being on the side tho gets hurt... it's only matter of time."
He had no intention of fighting Howlite... he was saving his strength for Sulfur. There will be a day when this abomination will fall and he will be there that day... and none of his minions or his corrupted men will put poor Sulfur together again...
"Oh I see. I apologise for getting carried away there. When you're like me, you can never be to careful. I honestly want to befriend you. It would probably strengthen our business relations as well. So since none of us are fighting.... You wanna go somewhere? I mean it could be fun. We could even go off planet had your boss not taken my ship. You know what? I got an idea! You said something about being the protector of Empire City right? Well what say we go there? I'll show you how to have a night in style!" Howlite grinned as he thought about it.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 14:19:40 GMT
"I am the protector of Empire city... I'm quite popular in there and I have reputation to uphold... I don't think that I want to "have a night in style". Not to mention that doesn't really sound like my style..."
He didn't do much else then exploring, fighting corrupted monsters, paroling the city streets and playing a whole lot of video games. He was throwing all his energy and time to being a good protector of Empire city. It was a big city after all, guarding it was time consuming... and he was quite proud that he was able to keep it safe "I am not sure if I should go anywhere... I have some duties coming quite soon... my free time is quite limited..."
It wasn't completely true though. He had a lot of time on his hands...
The waters near them started to become violent as if something was thrashing around under them. Soon a huge shark fin emerged from the waves, thrashing about. Several familiar green blades had pierced the beast. The beast was oddly colored and appeared to be a corrupted gem. The blades started to spin, digging into the beast's form. After a quick moment it poofed. For about three minutes the water was calm.
Suddenly a figure leapt from the water, landing on one knee on the galaxy warp. He held the beast's gem in his hand. Sulfur stood and smacked his right ear, releasing water from his left. He noticed Howlite and Chip as he did so, not reacting much until he was finished. He bubbled the gem and sent it off.
"I`ll deal with you later!" He said to his captive. Then turning to the two gems near him he started to float. "Howlite and Fire Opal... oh right you preferred to be called Chip. I've been told to refer to you as so..."
Sulfur looked back and forth between the two.
"Please tell me that you two haven't been fighting... diplomacy is hard."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 14:36:36 GMT
And before they could continue something weird has happened. At first he just heard something in the water around the warp pad, but that could be anything... this was an ocean after all... but them something weirder happened. Sulfur came out of the water, like nothing was wrong... while he was smacking his hear Chip didn't wait on anything...
Suddenly his lance flew directly at Sulfur, thrown with deadly precision... without warning, without so much as a noise. Chip very much doubted this would get Sulfur, but it was the best greetings he could offer. "Of course we weren't fighting... why should we... I have no problem with him... but then there's you..."
He said. He was standing now, with another lance in his hand...
Howlite lit up like a Christmas tree when he saw Sulfur. "Boss! What're you doing out here?! Did you come here for little ole me? Me and Chip here are doing just fine. He's a bit of a buzz kill but other than that he's OK. Shoot now I don't know what to do. We should do something fun! But what? Hmmm.... I'll figure something out. I'm so glad you're here!" He was glad to have Sulfur around. Even if he was kept on a short leash, he still liked hanging with his boss. He was a fun guy. "So yeah I didn't start anything. Unless you want me to Boss?" Then Chip attacked Sulfur. Howlite instinctively jumped in the way.
Sulfur saw the lance coming. His insticts kicked in and he started to dart out of the way to break into a cartwheel, but then something happened that he did not expect. Howlite moved to take the hit. Sulfur leapt and shoved his apprentice aside, the lance dug into his left shoulder. Sulfur grunted in pain as it pierced his form. Still, he did not poof, although he looked weary from the hit.
"Save your heroism for our fight against the crystal gems! Chip is, believe it or not, our ally. If he is to attack us he will answer to smoky quatz!" Sulfur hissed in pain. He finally wrenched the lance from his arm and tossed it aside. Nursing his wound he looked at Chip. "As erratic as ever I see!"
Sulfur then flicked his wrist and ten blades started to circle him.
"I wouldn't jeopardize my alliance with Morion for a fluke like you!" Sulfur snapped. "We are allies as far as I'm concerned. Now will you show some self respect and put your weapons away?"
Howlite drew his rifle at Chip. "I'd listen to the Boss. You mess with him, you mess with me. So stand down. I'd hate to tell Morion about your demise. I'd hate to be the one to say 'Sorry sir. Chip was a good guy. Till he messed with the Count and now he's in my room and will never see the light of day.' I really don't wanna be that guy. You see Chip, you've managed to appeal to my nice side. That's a great thing. So don't blow it and see my other side. I don't wanna show you the other guy so let's all just chill out OK?"
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