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Cinnabar carefully walked in, taking in the place. The walls had reddish hue as far as Cinnabar could tell. There was another Gem inside. They were inspecting various weapons, it seemed. Cinnabar stayed closer to the door, so as to not startle the other gem. After all, she didn't know what they were like and what their loyalties were, yet.
There were many weapons and other things, lying in various places around the room. Cinnabar didn't have any weapons other than the twin swords produced by her gem, and having some variety would be nice. Perhaps, if this new gem was one of her allies, it would give her a chance to choose another weapon or two.
Cinnabar had joined the Rebellion quite recently, and she decided to start slow, by getting to know other rebels. Cinnabar sighed softly.
Here goes nothing, Cinnabar thought
"Hello, my name is Cinnabar."
She exhaled. She had said it. It was time to see what their reaction would be. Cinnabar was prepared to high-tail it out of there in case they were in a bad mood, or in case they were her enemy.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 6, 2017 5:08:49 GMT
As she often did Para was inspecting the armaments within the Forge, although unlike before she was now looking for inspiration rather than simply taking stock of what had and hadn't been used. Her attention was entirely focused on the task at hand, as such she was rather oblivious to the new gem entering the room. At the time her back was turned to the newcomer and when she did speak it caused Para to jump. "Ah-!" she swiftly turned around to see whoever had interrupted her, "It isn't polite to sneak up on someone!" Despite it being rather obvious those weren't Cinnabar's intentions Para was still rather flustered.
She collected herself and took a deep breath, "Sorry, I do not get visitors very often. I am used to the silence while working, you startled me. Allow me to begin again," a friendly smile grew on her face, "Hello dear, I am Padparascha, lovely to meet you. You said your name was Cinnabar, yes? Welcome to the Forge, my home and place of work. Tell me, what brings me the honor of meeting you today?"
Cinnabar shuffled her feet rather nervously. She didn't know whether or not she could trust this Gem yet. But even so, something compelled her to speak up, and she did.
"Um.....Actually, I have been looking for the rebel group for quite a while now. They call themselves the Crystal Gems, I think? I want to join their cause, that's why I need to find them." Cinnabar explained "Do you know where to find them, by any chance? Also, while this was my initial reason for coming here, your collection caught my eye. I am interested in obtaining some of your products. If I may be so bold, I wonder if it's possible to obtain one of them, and if so, what do I need to do in order to obtain one of them?"
Post by Forge Master Para on May 6, 2017 10:10:37 GMT
It was unusual to Para for a gem to be so bold about their hunt for Crystal Gems, most were rather shy about wishing to join them. If they were anywhere else she may have acted cautious, but within the Forge she was aware there was little that could harm her. "Ah yes, the 'Crystal Gems'. I believe I know a thing or two about them, considering I am their Forge Master. This place is where we make every material weapon and armor used by the rebellion is made here, by yours truly! If you truly wish to join then look no further, I can answer any question you may have."
"As for the collection, if you require something then you may simply have it. If you see nothing you need then I can create it. All that I ask is that if you ever come across some piece of tech or some resources bring them back here for proper use."
Cinnabar ventured closer to other Gem. Now that she was revealed as one of Crystal Gems, Cinnabar felt more at ease around her, and her stance relaxed. She listened to what she had so say.
"Well, could you tell me what exactly do I need to do to join them and where to go to accomplish that?" Cinnabar looked up at her companion "As for the weapons, I will try to bring anything useful I can find in return for couple more weapons I could use. I hear the beach is a good place to find some discarded tech and things like that if you know where to look. May I take a look around and see if I can find any other weapon suitable for me?"
Post by Forge Master Para on May 7, 2017 10:26:33 GMT
There was an unmistakable air of pride around Para, clearly she enjoyed these sorts of interactions. She was by no means a sociable gem, but still she treasured the chance to guide another gem, "It really isn't that complex my dear, there is no application or induction to become a Crystal Gem. If you have a good heart and wish to help others then you are already one of us. We aren't exactly a exclusive group, all those who wish to save Earth and all of its inhabitants are within our numbers one way or another. As such our resources and intel are yours to use."
She motioned around the room, "Please, by all means look! This is my passion, I would love for you to browse my works. Maybe you can help me with a little conundrum I have been trying to solve."
Cinnabar listened to her companion intently. When she was finished speaking, Cinnabar nodded
"Then I suppose a change is in order." Cinnabar whispered
She moved her hand over to her chest and concentrated. When she removed her hand, a small, yellow, five-pointed star sat on her suit, at the spot where her hand was. She admired her work. Defying Homeworld and what they stood for would be nice.
Cinnabar moved deeper into the room, eyeing various weaponry as she went. They all looked perfect to her, but she didn't feel as if she could click with any of them. Finally, she came upon a single blade. She felt something different, this time. She knew that this one would be perfect for her.
"May I have this one?" she asked nervously, glancing at the other Gem in the room.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 7, 2017 11:25:12 GMT
"A very nice change, I think it fits you well." It was always comforting seeing a gem so proudly wear the symbol of their group, a blatant disregard for the Diamonds and their authority. She then stood in silence and simply watched Cinnabar go about the room, noting which items seemed to catch her eye. Upon coming to the bladed weapon she smiled, "Ah yes, a fine specimen. Feel free to give it a try before coming to a decision, I have no pressing matters today. Until I can find some sort of inspiration here I'm afraid I'm stuck." Her eyes all intently watched her, specifically how she might wield the weapon and how she carries herself with such a thing.
"You mentioned that I could help you with some problem?" Cinnabar spoke "What kind of problem is it and how can I help?"
Cinnabar grasped the blade with both hands, giving it a few experimental swings, careful not to hurt the other Gem or damage anything else in the room. As she did, a couple of small flames danced along the edges of the blade, making it seem like a flaming sword.
Cinnabar smiled. It was rare for her power to be so in sync with her weapon. The only other weapons this happened with were her twin blades, which were her Gem weapon. The fact that this happened with a weapon which wasn't her Gem weapon must mean that this weapon was much more suitable for her than she imagined.
"I think I'll take this one." Cinnabar turned to the forge master, still holding the sword she chose in her hand.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 7, 2017 22:29:49 GMT
"Yes, I'm afraid I've hit a bit of a creative block. Well, more of a question of design that I am not really sure how to solve. You see, I am currently in the process developing a... 'weapon' of sorts. It involves my having to decide on a specific style of weapon to use for it, but I simply couldn't decide. But I think you've answered that question for me." She was enamored with the effect Cinnabar seemed to have on the blade, engulfing it in flames. It gave her an idea...
She nodded, "Very well, consider it yours. I hope it serves you well. Is there anything else you may want while we're at it? Or perhaps any other questions I could answer? Now is the time to ask."
Cinnabar was unsure. She didn't want anyone to know her secrets. As such, she took the blade and stored it in her gem for easier transportation, before straightening up.
"No, I don't have any further questions." Cinnabar said "I'll try to find what you asked for. I need to get going now, I have some other things to do today. I am glad I could help with your little project."
And with that, Cinnabar moved towards the exit. There were plenty of places she should visit next, and the most obvious one was the city.
"We might meet again at some point." Cinnabar called out "I am looking forward to that."
And then she left, looking at the sight in front of her in awe.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 8, 2017 9:25:11 GMT
Para nodded, "Very well dear, safe travels to you. My door is always open to gems like yourself, if you ever find something interesting or require assistance I will be here for you. Hopefully your efforts as a Crystal Gem go smoothly." She walked up with her to the door to see Cinnabar off, waving goodbye before turning back to the anvil. "Nice enough gem, maybe a tad shy."
Things were slowly starting to come together, now she had an idea for how to arm her future project. Now all that was left was finding a way to 'pacify' it and finally find a suitable gem that could be used for what she had in mind. But all that could wait, for now she simply began to make a basic blueprint for the new weapon she had in mind. "Much to do... much to do..."
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