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Act I. (Light Mocha Pearl, Padparacha and possibly Bloodstone) A Strange Signal
It was as a quite day in the Forge Everything was in order.... the Gem devices hummed their song that only the Master Artisan, Padparacha could appreciate Here and there crimson lights glowed, the molten hot blood of the planet, hot pools of lava painted strange shadows on the walls Crystaline Gem-technology helped the Artisans to Create And now, human technology was peresent too! Chains, iron, work pads, devices, crates full of tools, materilas The rooms were full of the shipments of Morion And in the hangar rested Howlite's space ship [the mysterious Bubbled Gem they found in the Ship, a Gem spared by Howlite (and sent to them by Morion along with the ship) still rested on the pillow, taking her time to reform] The dormant systems came to life, and sent their message to the command center, to Padparacha and Light Mocha Pearl's consoles: The sensors picked up a weak signal, coming from the nearby mountains... possibly from undergound. But it was unmistakebale! It was a signal of some unknown Gem technology!
Light was just walking and checking if everything is working and on the right place. There was also little hologram. It was acube with smaller cube inside and a pair of simple wings. It also had one hand made out of cubes.
Pearl decided that he needs to fix lamps in Howlite's ship. "Holo#1 could you please give me this sonic screwdriver?" Hologram flew to the gem with the device. "Thank you!" After some time he fixed it, it was time to check if everything inside is okay. He arleady did it before... but if something happened to Lady Para he would never forgive himself.
There was a gem kn the pillow inside "Good that Morion saved you little guy! Howlite would probaly torture you and than... nevermind! Good that you are with us now! Where was I... ohh right, I need to check command center."
When Light approached to the command room. Everything was clean like before "Looks fine to me..." When he was leaving the room, Holo#1 made ring noise. "Huh? What is it Holo?" There was a new message, Light read it. "Unknown gem technology?! But this is imposible! What if... oh no... what if Homeworld is planing invasion! Holo, we need to warm Lady Para!"
Light started yelling and running to his friend "Lady Para! Lady Para! Something is wrong!"
Bloodstone had dropped by to visit Light and Para, having managed to get taken back to the two of them by Light's trusting Holo#1. Octi had been roaming around the ship when he heard a little bit of a commotion coming from the command room
"Hm? What's up Light?"
Octi had heard his Pearl friend starting to freak out. Admittedly the berserker wasn't as familiar with the technology in the ship as the other two gems but he had enough common sense that whenever a message or a sound that was supposed to indicate one popped up, that wasn't always a good sign
"This can't be good...hopefully Para has a good idea."
Bloodstone decided to take a bit of a spectator role but ran after Light, going with him to find Para
Post by Forge Master Para on Apr 11, 2017 10:08:41 GMT
Currently Para was working on the same project she had been working tirelessly ever since receiving the shipment from Morion. As Light would know, she hadn't actually left the Forge since then aside from one quick excursion to Beach City to meet Lapis and Ruby. Aside from that however she had been awake every hour of each day working without any breaks (aside from when Light might bring tea). Of course she would chat with him whenever he was around, but as usual she multi-tasked through everything never leaving her hands idle.
While gems didn't necessarily need sleep, it was perhaps not the healthiest behavior working without any sort of rest. Yet she was determined to make the breakthrough she desperately needed in the great number of projects that she found herself working on. She certainly took on a lot of work to deal with all of a sudden...
When the two gems entered the main room Para didn't even look up from the rather large crystal power source (scrapped from an old colony ship) that she was fiddling with behind the magma-fall, "Ah hello dears, hope you've been enjoying yourselves. Now what exactly is the issue Light?"
"Bloody!" Light hugged his friend but quickly let her go "There is no time for talking!" Hologram sit on Bloodstone's head with its one hand. Light started to run again.
Light entered Para's room. He wasn't tired from running but he do was nervous. So he had some small problems with talking "Lady Para! I was checking if everything is okay. Power source was okay, lights were okay and.. And..." Pearl punched his face "Ouchh... Ship! Important information! Danger! Please come!"
Light grabed Para's hand and started to run to the ship. "Here it is!" He opened message, it appeared on the whole screen. Light was really worried about this, what if it was upcoming war? History of humans showed Light that at the war time people invite a lot of new technology. What if Pink Diamond's Peridots made some kind of bomb that will poof the body of all gems on Earth?
(Bloodstone laughed a little bit and smiled, hugging Light back quickly and looking up at Hologram
"Hold on, wait for me!"
Octi stopped for a second, realizing that Holo was still on top of him
"Erm..pardon me Holo, but..I'd like it if you weren't there."
The Bloodstone sighed and shook his head, getting the hologram to let go before following after Light and Para, not running but keeping a decent pace. Light was always a bit..quick to judge, but if there really was something that was going on then who knows what would be going on
"Mind explaining to me just what this message means? Are we in danger or..is it just some minor inconvenience that we may have to deal with?"
Octi was nowhere as worried as Light but..curious at the same time (OOC: Didn't know whether to do this in PM or what but um..Morion kind of already has mentioned the Archangel network, a bunch of gem destabilizers that would poof all gems on Earth via satellites...didn't know how to mention that since the Pink Diamond bomb thing was only a thought Light had in his post ^^')
Post by Forge Master Para on Apr 14, 2017 8:29:27 GMT
It quickly became apparent that whatever Light was worried about it was serious, or at least he thought it was. She stood up from her work and dusted herself off, "Alright then, make haste. Show me the situation." And so she went and followed the two of them to the ship, surprised that Light went so far as to grab her hand to lead and everything. It was nice to see him taking charge, but it did mean that whatever this was it really wasn't just his imagination.
Upon reaching the ship's consoles Para was silent for a while, watching the transmission intently with growing interesting. Before speaking she reached out and began fiddling with the console, her eyes practically glowing with excitement. As she worked Para began talking, "Oh my... oh my this is new. Well not new persay but I've personally never seen this, as surprising as that might be but still I can't believe..." It was more of a ramble to herself than anything, but clearly she was excited about something. When her rambling finally calmed down the screen had changed, showing a partially clearer broadcast. The location was unmistakable, "What we have here dears is nothing dangerous, or at least nothing like a loyal invasion force or something of the sort. This appears to be the broadcast of some sort of old gem tech, something that would have to date to the original years of the colony's foundation. The signal is sadly rather faint, I can't pinpoint a specific location but the general area is clear. If only..." Her excited eyes turned to the two of them, "Light you are capable of flying this ship, and you Blood are a rather capable fighter. If the two of you took this ship you could arrive and secure whatever tech this is before anyone else notices the signal. Would you be so willing to grab this for me?"
Holo was heavy as the leaf. However they listened and flew to the Pearl that was hard to catch and sit on his arm. It wasn't was comfortable as Bloodstone's hair.
Light felt really ashamed after grabing Para's hand. "Sorry for that, I panicked."
So it was nothing dangerous after all. He calmed down. However they still needed to check it out. Para wanted him and Bloody to go there.Light gasped and turned with exited look on his face to Bloodsrone. He than grabed her hands "We are going to have a special mission! I will prepare board games, something to eat and-"
Light quickly stopped and blushed a little. He turned to Lady Para and tried to act serious "Hmmm Of course! We won't disapoint you!"
Bloodstone smiled once Holo hopped off and walked over, looking at the screen as Para explained everything and then smiled down at her when she turned to himself and Light
"Of course! I don't have anything else better to do at the moment anyway. If you need the muscle then I suppose I can be there."
Octi smirked and sighed, trying to think of what might have been giving out the signal that they were picking up
"So if it's something old...can't be anything Morion has out. I know he put out some satellites around Earth for a Project Archangel of his but..can't be anything like that."
The Bloodstone was simply trying to go through their mind and figure out what it could have been. It was possible that it was old gem tech but there was always the chance that it could be something else. Could never be too careful nowadays
Post by Forge Master Para on Apr 17, 2017 9:45:34 GMT
Para glanced down at her hand that Light had just been holding, "Don't be dear, it is good you brought this to my attention, this is a golden opportunity." While those two talked she scanned the screen again, double checking the information to make sure it was all understood. Once she was sure of it Para turned back to them, "No this predates Morion's efforts, and even much of the colony's history. Whatever is there is from an early era en-devour. I trust your combat skills will be enough to see the mission through Blood, and Light here is quite the pilot. I trust this mission to both of you." Para turned to leave the ship but made one last stop, "One final thing," she looked Light in the eyes, "stay safe. As important as the artifact may be, I still need you here. No item is worth either of your lives, if things go south then fall back. Understood? Good." With the message sent she left back to the main room to continue her work, confident Light could handle lift off and arriving to the vague coordinates currently on the screen.
It was great! Bloody was coming too! Light realized that he actually never saw her in battle. It would be probably a nice show to see even though Light is not a big fan of fighting. She would probably be good enough to beat even a perfect quartz.
Para wanted Light to stay safe, it was nice to hear it "Of course!" He realized something "Oh right! Wait a moment!" Light run as fast as posible. After few minutes he was finnaly here. He had a bag with things he promised to take. There were board games, food for Bloodstone and tea."Good that I have some of my things here."
Light preapared the ship. He also unsummoned Holo#1 so he could summon them again with holo pearl form. Holo#1 was suppose to be his co pilot. Pearl and his hologram took a sit. They were waiting for Bloodstone to come. After she finally arrived Light activated the ship. "Bye Lady Para! I will try to bring a souvenir for you!"
Now Light knew how to control it but this time ship also started with the high speed. "WOAAAHHHHH!!" When ship was traveling in the normal speed Light turned to Bloody. He was wondering if she is still alive "Hmmm... you are okay?"
Act II. (Light, Bloodstone and Howlite) [Post order will be Bloodstone (replying to Light; Light an Howlite)] F(r)iends and Monsters
The ship aproached the source of the signal It was close, too close to the Forge, in the mountans, a hidden valley of jagged rocks, sharp like hell, looking like claws or fangs of a giant beast The whole valley looked like a monstorus maw of a gigantic nightmarish creature The trees wasn't diferent either... they were twisted, half dead, greyish black with blood red sharp leafs. With their tortured, twisted form, the skelton like branches and holes on their bark, they looked like zombie-Ents... waiting... patiently waiting for some living prey It was obvious, the whole place was unnatural Actually Bloodstone seen something similar to this; way back, when her friend, Morion tired to reactivate an Injector and a malfunctioned device caused an explosion, that shook the Earth, twisted and petrified humans, plants, animals Maybe this valley was selected to be a Kindergarten in the ancient past, but something went terribly wrong... ...or it was a recent thing; a Crystal Gem saboteur destroyed someting tat she shouldnt, a loyal Peridot massed up, a mad scientist, like Lady Obsidian conducted an experiment that doomed this valley Or maybe the Humans did this... playing with advanced technology they stole and never understanded; after all, Morion gave them some tech and explained how to use them.. but before that several Gem's (including Him) main concern was Humanity and their scavanger ways; They were afraid what would/could happen if the inferior Humans manage to stole some techonology from the Aliens? So who know what happened here? But one thing was sure: the Signal that the Ship picked up came from the heart of this nightmare, from a cave... The enetrance was close to a clearing; it was more like a crack in the side of the mountain, the bones of Mother Earth herself than a real cave... Light trained eyes could se, somebody (or something) tried to seal of the cave enterance (maybe with molten rock, like in the Forge), but something broke it... broke in or out was a good question, the ship sensors couldn't tell it, there was something in the ground (maybe a mineral, maybe some radiation, or the source of the signal itself deep in the darkness) that caused some interfence and basically blinded the sensors... But at least they could land safely
Bloodstone winced a little when the ship got to regular speed
"Y-yeah, I'm fine. Just...give me a heads up next time you decide to do that."
Octi looked up as the ship was getting close towards the source of the signal. They had no idea what to make of the scene as a whole. It was something that they certainly hadn't expected, to be fair. It did remind them of the injectior attempt that Morion had done..and all the destruction that came with it
"Alright, so...who the heck would have sent the signal? It's hard to believe that there are any gems that would be out here in the first place..I know I wouldn't want to stay around."
The Bloodstone sighed as they pulled their chains out
"Okay, let's land this thing and then go find whoever the heck wants us"
"Yeah... sorry for that. I am still new in piloting this ship. I arleady broke few things. Good that Howlite isn't here." (I just needed to say that) Light looked at the board games "I thought this trip would took more time than that. We didn't have time to have some fun. Which isn't milking."
"This place is so... sad." Light get used to spend a lot of time in nature full of flowers, tall grass, little creatures, fresh air, etc. Sometimes, when there was no job for him, he could lay on the grass and spend the whole day like this. Nature was probably his favourite thing about the Earth. It was sad for him to see a place like this. He didn't even wanted to know what happened here.
"Whaa...?" Light thought that he saw something trying to seal the enterance to the underground. Hd shook his head and he saw nothing there "I am overreacting like usually..."
Bloody become serious, it was new. Light felt a little intimitated "I have no idea Bloody."
He spotted a nice flat platform near the enterance to the underground. He landed therec"Here we are." The door of the ship. Air... it wasn't fresh. Light felt a little bit worse. It was different to look at something bad from high above than to be there.
Before leaving the ship Light summoned the holo pearl "Please take care of the ship while I, Bloodstone and Holo#1 will check this signal." Hologram nodded "Of course!"
Howlite was having a lament day today. He wanted nothing more than to just sit down and cry. Apparently the world decided this wasn't gonna happen. He had brought Mocha with him when suddenly a monster that resembled a bull, attacked them. Mocha had jumped in the way and got poofed. He quickly put her gem in his pocket. Now he was alone and had a bull to deal with. Yay! The bull charged at him and he raised his hood. He sidestepped the charge, causing the bull to hit a wall. So far so good. Then the bull charged him again and impaled him with it's horns. Howlite kicked himself off and hit the ground with a roll. The bull huffed and stamped its feet. Why couldn't Howlite just have a normal day today?
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