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Black Pearl dragged her feet as she walked. Her grief had lessened over the past few years, but she still had nothing to live for; no master to serve. She had made her way to the Communication Hub, but she kept walking, ignoring the familiar sight of Gem technology. She tripped over her own foot and fell to the ground, but she didn’t bother to get up. She hugged her knees and wept bitterly, and the clouds themselves seemed to feel her sorrow, for their tears fell upon her.
“Useless,” she whispered. “Worthless. I don’t deserve to-”
Her hateful words were interrupted by a loud shriek. Black Pearl sat up with a gasp, then looked around. Her eyes locked on a writhing figure about fifty feet away from her. It was a large spider-like creature, and Black Pearl watched in horror as it opened its mouth to let out another roar. She stood up and began to step backwards, but the corruption had already seen her. It gave a loud hiss, then ran towards her. She barely had time to scream before it swung one of its legs at her, slamming her against a pillar. Black Pearl struggled to get up, but her strength failed her. She collapsed, then squeezed her eyes shut, waiting for the end.
The Smoky Quartz stalked the night in the form of a the big, black (alien) feline ( closer to a Thanator than an Earth panther, but close enough) ; hindig in the shadows, leaped from tree to tree, runing on all six His strong paws, sharp claws helped him on his way Monstorous from climbed and jumped from from one tree to another tree, warped in smoke and darkness, shadows and silence... With a big sport bag on his back The city of the humans become too noisy Morion always felt himself more home in the untamed wilderness than in the cities He could be... well.... himself there. Nobody judges a predator there for beeing a predator, hunting, stalking... or just lounging in the shadows, or stretching in the sun, dozeing. Tonight he left behind the lights and noises of the city and disappeared in the darkness of the nigh, in the forest Runing, jumping... and sudenly found himself in the air Powerful claws grabed the giant branch, and like the cats, he just hunged there panting Then he noticed the Corrupt beast under him, in the wastes, near the Communciation Hub A Monster was large, spider like... dangerous But in this area Morion was the Apex Predator Silver eyes watched his new prey as the Corrupt monster raised its ugly head, mandibles streched as the beast sinffed around... ...and found something The Assassin watched the monster... he was curious what did the corrupt thing sensed? As it turned out, a Pearl He climbed on the side of the Communciation Hub, the crystaline walls with powerful and sharp claws; like a shadow. From his dark hiding place, silver eyes watced, as the Corrupt Gem shrieked and prepared to tore the little Pearl apart With a roar the Smoky Quartz released his grip on the wall, and with sharp claws and fangs plunged himself in to the fight; tackled the monstre, before it could reach the Pearl Slashes with claws, bitings with fangs, powerful blows of the paws Without caring of his surroundings, he fighted, like a force of nature Tornado of destrucion! Finally two clawed paw grabbed the beast's upper and lower jaws, and with the wet sound of a sickening crunch, the splashing of the hard light fluids, he "helped" the monster to open a bit wider... As the Beast poofed, the big black alien feline looked to the little Pearl... slowly
"Well... hello there little one..."
His voice was dark and cold, like the void between the dead stars... hardlight "blood" dripping from his fangs, leaving paw prints, he walked closer... and closer... ...and then started to shapeshift; from paws and feline form, he stood up, become and walked as a "human"
(Without the snake of course ^^)
The Smoky Quartz 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, he was half-naked (his black gemstone was in the middle of his chest), only in a torn jeans; smoke danced around him, seemingly obeying his will, or influenced by it He picked up, bubbled the Corruptted Gem, and sent the smoke grey bubble home Then the little Pearl had his full attention
Black Pearl’s eyes suddenly opened as she heard a loud thud, and she sat up to see another corruption, locked in combat with the first. Black Pearl watched the scene silently, too terrified to move. The feline corruption was fighting savagely, its sharp claws slicing into its opponent. The battle ended brutally, and Black Pearl flinched as a few drops of blood splashed onto her face. The dark corruption approached her, and she scrambled to her feet. Then it began to change. Black Pearl froze as the Gem shapeshifted, taking on a humanoid form. She blushed and looked down. He was… Attractive, to say the least.
“B-B-Black P-Pearl, at your s-service,” she said, bowing slightly. "I am in your debt.
The smoky Quartz looked around Then watched the little Pearl
"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, In the past fifteen millenia, I was, and 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 with a Diamond salute
"...and I am now the Gem Lord and protector of Empire City and commander of the Derelict, the ancient, titanic colony ship above my city. It is a pleasure to meet you Black Pearl!"
He watched the Gem
"But I'm afraid I have to poof you, if you are a Crystal Gem or an Independent Gem or a Broken Gem... But I promise, I will be gentle and it will be quick of painless...
Black Pearl listened to the Gem’s introduction with admiration. The Kambaba Jasper she had served was also under Blue Diamond. She wiped the blood off of her face and was about to dust off her clothes, but then she froze as she heard Morion’s threatening words.
“No, no, no! I am a Home World Gem as well!” She blurted, returning the salute. “I came here a few years ago as a servant to a Kambaba Jasper! Well, before she was…” A lump formed in her throat, but she managed to force out the word. “Shattered. I have been trapped here since. Please, sir!” She bowed down, clasping her hands together. “Allow me to serve you!”
With her head bowed, the glossy black gem on her neck was completely exposed. Black Pearl was aware of this, and prayed that it would be spared.
The smoky quartz tried to remember But maybe he missed that Jasper Earth was a big place...
"Sorry for your loss Black Pearl"
The Smoky Quartz nodded
"Who did it? Who is responsible for your mistress demise Black Pearl?"
The cold voice was mercyless; he had to know
"We were all trapped here..."
Morion murmured and watched the Pearl She was so much like Light Mocha Pearl "Never had a Pearl before..."
"And I already have several loyal human servants...."
But the Pearl's request was understandable
"What are your capabilites Black Pearl? Many... actually most of the Gems thinks Pearls are nothing more but useless accessories. Pretty things, standing around, doing nothing... But the fact, you have survived years alone on this Planet that is full of Crystal Gems, Monsters and dangers is itself a feat, I must admit"
Now she had a chance. Black Pearl was finally going to find her purpose once more; to serve.
“I do have one special talent, sir,” she said, then stood up.
She closed her eyes, then dipped her head down as a black fog began to spill out of her gem. It swirled around, then began to take the shape of a large Gem, similar to that of a Jasper, with a smaller one by its side. Black Pearl muttered to herself quietly as the shapes moved. Another figure entered the fray, a weapon in its hand. The smaller Gem threw itself at it, but was hit. The thin figure disappeared, leaving the two larger Gems. They fought, and it seemed that the Jasper was about to win, but the other suddenly ripped its gem out of its body, then crushed it under its foot. The victor’s weapon vanished, and the figure ran away. The fog disappeared, returning back to Black Pearl’s gem. Black Pearl looked up, tears in her eyes.
“I am an entertainer,” she said with a weak smile.
Morion nodded "One special talent you say? Show me!"
The smoky Quartz watched the "show" with quite an interrest
"Hmm... fog and mist manipulation! A lesser form of Weather Manipulation... I see you are not just able to manipulate pre-existing fog, you are also capable to actually create fog! You are full of potential..."
Black Pearl was a diamond in the rough in the eyes of the Smoky Quartz Like Chip, before Morion started to train him But Black Pearl was... just a Pearl For the moment Morion always loved to be a Pearl, those mission were easy as hell
"Yes, yes, it was quite entertaining Black Pearl!
He smiled gently But he was still curious
"Do you have other talents? Not "special" ones. Like singing, the ability to organize and such things? "
"It may surprise you Black Pearl, but I am a big fan of music, songs and art..."
Then the Smoky Quartz listened to the singing Pearl, the song It was beautiful But it was clear to the Assassin, Black Pearl was nervous So he decided, it was time to calm her down Morion stepped closer... and gently hugged the poor little Pearl
"Don't worry Black Pearl, I will not hurt you! And your voice is beautiful!"
He summoned two large wings; dark as night, and unfolded them, then closed them around themselves, so soft black feathers hided them from the world Ad gave a little kiss in the Pearl's hair
"Calm down... Everything will be all right"
Morion whispered, promised; and after a time released the Pearl from his emrace and dismissed his wing
"Better? Good. I will consider your offer Black Pearl.. about the servitude. But first, lets go home! I will give you a room on my ship. Okay?
Kambaba Jasper had never shown Black Pearl so much affection. She stiffened at the sudden contact, she was so unused to it, but then sighed contently and leaned into the embrace. She had never felt so safe. She smiled softly, sniffling.
“I’ve been so lonely,” she whispered. “I wanted to die, I had been searching for so long…” She looked up at Morion. “Thank you.”
When he let her go, she wiped her eyes. She hated that she was so emotional. But then she perked up when Morion said the word “home.” This would be another first. She never had a home before. Well, that wasn’t entirely true. She had lived under a fallen tree for a few weeks before.
He headed to the Warp Pad And willed themselves to Empire City In the middle of the city, was Empire City's Gem Lord and Protector's base Or home... The M Tower - as some Gems called it A giant skyscraper, glass and steel "human Spire", a bit upgraded with scavanged Gem tech, and a stollen Warp Pad in its great hall The Smoky Quartz's home and base The M Tower was a big building, with plenty of empty rooms... it was a small price for the City's safety that the Smoky Quartz provided; he protected Empire city from Humans, Rebels and Monsters alike... and it was the center of his web of influance (and the beating black heart of his criminal empire) And the home of lots of humans. His Humans... The security was tight (the usual thugs in shades and suits, headsets, patrolling in pairs) and not-so-hidden cameras watched the corridors The guards were armed... columbian and Jamaican thugs It was a mini-Spire, well guarded fortress A base But a luxurious home in the same time... Before the building there was a huge crater, and in it a huge black monolith with golden names. A lot of names... The victims of the Crystal Gem villain Heliotorpe, the Crimson Death's rampage... a sad monument. Aaaaaand actually a titanic ship parked above it... as well as the city^^ ( reference: this thread^^ )
The human guards greeted the two Gem with a diamond salute
"Boss..." "Evning senor M..."
The Smoky Quartz nodded and led Black Pearl to the elevator To the top... The giant ship's doors opened and hard light bridge formed and connected the Derelict and the skyscraper "Come Black Pearl... I will show you your room"
The Derelict The ancient Colony Ship ruled the skies of Empire City The Lord and Protector of Empire City, the Smoky Quartz, Morion promised it will fly again... Ancient beyond human imagination, the majestic vessel protected the Assassin's Domain Once it was just a Colony Ship, but now it was much much more... Scavanged technology from all over the Earth, Gem ficilites, Kindergartens, laboratories, fortresses... Salvaged parts from the dozens of dozens crash landed Gem ships and pods that Morion and his followers gathered over the months... ...and human technology Shileds, engines, weapons, and everything that could money, time and influence could bought It wasn't as strong as a Hand ship, of course, but with Earth standards, it was a force to recon with Humans patrolled the giant corridors and halls; it was their home after all too... more importantly, their future in this universe... Their future and their cildren's future And they had a new uniform, an armor a bit similar that of Morion's Gem uniform, and all of them had a Blue Diamond insignia But along with the humans, little human built drones patrolled the ship too, with just a little hint of Gem-tech, armed with human weapons - several Gem was already familiar of the uncomfortable feeling of the hot bullets tearing away chunks of hard light flesh, beofre the poof came... It was a home A fortress A base A future... The heart of the Ship was Morion's private sanctum sanctorum, a large room with a giant, almost empty throne It wasn't empty tho... there was a hologram siting on in
There were murals in the chamber too Four side Four figure
Yellow Diamond who was in charge of Gem military White Diamond. Her Court was the court of the Elite Pink Diamond was in charge of medical advancements. Her Court is the court of the Healers. Earth was and is her Planet Finally back to the foruth Blue Diamond. HIS Diamond... her Court was responsible for the technological and cultural advancement of the Gem Empire The Great Diamond Authority, also known as The Order of the Diamonds, is the matriarchal body of Gem leaders who rule in absolute power over our Homeworld and all the Gem Colonies. The Gem Empire.
The Smoky Quartz gave a little but comfortable room close to his sanctum to Black Pearl
"I am usually on the bridge or the Sanctum, if you need me..."
Black Pearl was more than impressed. She was amazed, and a little intimidated as well. She had never seen anything like it. It was all so new, and her jaw dropped as she saw the ship.
“You… own all this?” She asked.
She was smiling from ear to ear, and she cupped her hand to her mouth to stifle a squeal. This was it! Her biggest dream would finally be coming true! She would have the honor of serving one of the most powerful Gems of Home World! Her grief seemed to have been completely forgotten as she gazed around, her eyes becoming a lighter shade of bright purple. When she saw how close her room was to Morion’s, a bit of fog leaked out of her gem, forming a few hearts around her. She waved them away quickly, her face turning grey as she blushed.
“Thank you,” she said again. “This… This means so much to me.”
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