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Post by Forge Master Para on Aug 6, 2017 11:54:21 GMT
Para was a bit sheepish, "Perhaps you are right dear, this makes more sense as a tactical move. I may have acted out of a more emotional standpoint than a logical one. I fear for your life more than anyone else, even my own. It may be a bit silly for me to be so willing to cast this protection aside but... honestly I'm not sure what I would do if you were no longer with us Light." There was a long pause before she said anything again, "I got a bit sentimental there didn't I, I am uh... sorry."
She then shrugged, "No matter now though, Vol's current directive will keep her in use for both of us while we are within the Forge. I must make a note to connect her systems with the defense matrix of the structure..."
Moving to the back of the room Para returned with a small box, "Now, there is one last important thing. I know you have been wishing for this sometime now, and I think I have finally made a version I am proud of." lifting the lid she revealed a weapon augment for Light, "This will upgrade your weapon as we had mentioned, allowing you to fire lasers intermittently. Perhaps you want to try it out?"
Para's words were rather strange. She started to talk like that very often. However this time she was even more "human like." . While Pearl liked those creatures, they were still a big mystery for him. And they were acting like Para was acting right now. Light blinked few times and scratched the back of his head "I am afraid I don't understand your actions Lady Para... but I am honored." He made a small bow. Maybe that was the right thing to do in this situation. "No need to apologise."
He noded "Of course. She might come in handy if someone hostile came here." Light was a little bit afraid of Broken Gems. These gems were insane. They rebelled so they could hurt other beings, pathetic.
Pearl raised his eyebrows, he didn't expect a gift. Soon he smilled, she rememmbered! "Of course! Thank you!" He summoned his weapon.
Post by Forge Master Para on Aug 31, 2017 8:06:44 GMT
She chuckled, "Frankly my dear, I don't understand my own actions half the time these days. But that is not of concern right now, let us test your new weapon!" Grabbing a key mechanism from the back of the room Para slotted it in to a matching slot in the floor and soon after the floor began to descend below into the training room.
With a press of a button in the floor the automated systems created a number of targets for Light to test his new laser on, and whatever other moves he might wish to try. Meanwhile Para simply stood back and mentally took notes on how things proceeded, for perhaps future upgrades or tweeks to the weapon.
Pearl simply noded. He was really excited to test his old upgrade weapon in action! He could finnaly be more usefull in battle! Not to mention the new laser stick could also be used here in Forge. Light could cut material with it. Who knows, it miht come in handy one day. Earth is full of dangerous gems. Sulfur for example one day summoned a lot of floating swords around Light. The gem wasn't able to dodge this back than. But now he could simply shot him from a far distance! It wouldn't poof him probably... but it would be good enough if it just sting and distracted him. Without thinking he connected his stick with Para's gift. It looked like a bigger wing symbol, it covered the old smaller one. It had some holes on the feathers and a button from the behind (I will try to draw something later)
Light looked at the ground and made one step back. He wasn't sure what was happening at first. However than he saw that Lady Para made floor to descent below to the training room "I have been working here for few months arleady and I had no idea it is here! I really should pay more attention..."
Para activated some targets. It looked like they were made out of stone... the activation process was rather weird. The started to work because of the lava that get to them bh big holes on their heads.
Light looked pretty determined to beat those small golem like things. He turned the weapon to the first target. Light clicked the brown button, soon the device started to generate a small white source of light. It started to charge, the light was becoming brihter and brighter. Just after 3 seconds the stick shot two small lasers. It left a really dark place at the centre of the golem. Light than ran to it so he could kick the eariel made weak spot. Light left a rather big hole in it. It was so big that soon after that head fall of the victim. It become a small lava fountain
Light blinked few times like he couldn't believe what just happened. He than jumped from excitmend, he felt strong! He didn't expect that it will go that well. With more confidence he turned to the another target. Pearl turned the stick to it. This time he kept holdind the buttion instead of simply pressing it. The stick denerated laser that stayed for a longer time (like the one Wall-e have... or maybe something similar to the lightsaber but weaker?). The laser had a contact with the place where a human would have legs. The stone started ro turn red. The laser than totally cut it, the golem fall to the lava.
Post by Forge Master Para on Sept 2, 2017 10:35:24 GMT
"This place is full of many secrets dear, one must simply know where to look. Or have a complete schematic downloaded and memorized..."
Para then watched silently as Light went to work testing his newly upgraded weapon, occasionally stepping to the side so he could reach the targets around the room better. Just from simply watching she was already pleased with the results, although her hyper-critical mind was already thinking of future tweaks and improvements.
Once Light had finished Para had a beaming smile, "Happy with your new toy, hmm? I think it should serve you well in the off chance we run into combat. But here's hoping nonsense like that is far away from us. I'm certainly in no rush..."
"Ohh... okay." Pearl wasn't sure how to reply to that. He scratched the back of his head. He was wondering if there are more rooms here on the Forge. Or maybe in the temple! Did Rose Quartz and her really amazing White Pearl left something!? But they couldn't open their rooms without them sadly. However Light was a Pearl, could he possibly open other Pearl's room? He never really thought about this.
After the training Light turned to Para. He smiled back to her "I couldn't agree more. But it might be usefull even now in the work to cut some material." The weird situation kept happening. He was afraid that someone will attack them sooner or later. And than this small upgrade might even save their lifes.
"You are talking about the training or working on golems?"
(Sorry that it took so long, first week in school)
Post by Forge Master Para on Oct 16, 2017 9:45:03 GMT
After moving the key-slot back into the place, the platform began to rise back up returning the two gems to the main room. Vol could be seen investigating the entrance/exit to the Forge, making sure the mechanisms were still good as new.
"Cutting material, hmm? I hadn't even thought of that, very ingenious Light. Perhaps we'll go on a salvaging trip to one of the abandoned Homeworld sites. Could always use some spare polymers..." She glanced over to make sure Vol was fine before returning to the anvil.
"I intend on creating more golems indeed dear, however it isn't so easy. We have to find proper corrupted gems for the task, and identifying them isn't exactly easy. As well we will likely have to find one that wasn't a loyalist." Again her gaze turned to Vol, "As far as my research shows, some of the gem's personality before corruption survives the process. The only reason Vol is so agreeable and willing to work the Forge is because she was meant to work it before. Like a ghost of their former self..."
And they were back in the main room. Light looked at Vol to see what she is doing and turned back to Para. Her compliment made him blush a little. He agreed with her idea "That kind of mission would be very interesting!"
Pearl tried to listen carefully. He never even thought that they need a proper gem. Making an army for the rebelion might be harder than he though... hopefully they still have got a lot of time. Otherwise they might not finish this in time. "What would happen if we took a loyalist gem? Do yo- Do you think they might remember everything that happened before their corruption? Why are they so wild than... they trully are complicated."
Light noded. Those gems still had feelings like normal gems. Light felt ashamed to think different for a while "But... how are we suppose to make our army than? Are there enough corrupted rebels? And how will we know which one used to be our partner..." Pearl raised an eyebrow "What is a ghost?"
Post by Forge Master Para on Oct 19, 2017 6:24:51 GMT
"If my theories are correct, which are admit-ably widely untested, then a loyalist gem would still have loyal tendencies. It would be harder to co-" She almost said control but managed to catch herself, -to recruit. It's... complicated." Para seated herself on the anvil, such was her old habit.
She began, "The process used to make the suit, along with the embedded computer, works to counteract the mental state of the corruption. It is almost like calming down a very angry person. We can never fully suppress it, but enough can be done to account for the loss in mental ability."
Para glanced at Light and blinked a few times, realizing after his comment that she had used a human term without noticing. "Well, a ghost is hard to explain as well. It is a human belief, a sort of echo after they pass away. It is a part of the person they were, but just a part of them. Like a corrupted disk, only able to grasp fragments of what isn't lost."
"That is why it isn't a simple matter of creating an army of robot bodies and putting gems in them. We must test the gems beforehand. To discover how 'agreeable' they are. It will be lengthy process indeed. Discovering information like this is not easy after all. The corrupted gems aren't ones for simply talking..."
It would make sense than. Maybe corrupted gem really did have more in common with proper gems than Light though. Pearl thought that Para was going to use the word "cooperate". But for some reason she decided to say "recruit". He really didn't understand the point of that. Or maybeshe was trying to say something else...? Meh, it probably didn't even matter. While thinking about it he was starring at the Sapphire.
He noded and spoke with a more quiet tone so Vol wouldn't hear them "It controls memories the same way? And does that mean... Vol might get really angry?" It would be a disaster. Forge is not a good place for vandalism! There are too many precious weapons and machines! And Ibi!
"So while we can live forever... they die but something inside their bodies stay functional? I wonder why I never met one... are they invisible?" The help of ghosts could save some Humans during war. And maybe they could live longer than most of the organic life foems. If they were organic.
He continued "Ohhh now that I think about this... Homeworld seems to have much more materials and pairs of hands. Not to mention we don't know when they will attack. It seems like making an army is nearly impossible." He looked at the ground and was walking adound. It looked like he was trying to figure something out "But what if there was a place where we could get some current Homeworld technology?" His face schowed perfectly how he wasn't sure about this. "Morion... he mentioned a base on the Earth's natural satelite..." He shook his head "No no no! We can't go there! It is too dangerous!"
Post by Forge Master Para on Nov 6, 2017 9:29:08 GMT
"I do not suspect Vol will become agitated any time soon dear, she should enjoy her new life." Her eyes drifted to Vol once more, "I'd never put something dangerous in here unless there was absolutely no other solution."
She looked back to Light, "According to tales it isn't so much something inside of them that continues to function, but a piece that breaks off and exists beyond their physical form. They are not generally visible, I suspect they are some form of energy but I haven't found the time or reason to conduct tests."
"As for our 'army' as you put it, that was never the intention dear. All we need are a few good specimens and that will be enough. Each one will be worth a dozen gems on their own, even more so when in a group." Para had already moved on from the topic until Light continued on about getting some more modern tech, and that Homeworld base...
"Yes... the Moon Base... Of course!" she jumped off of the anvil, "Morion's shipments gave us plenty of raw materials, but for the things we can't make... yes, yes that Moon Base would have anything we'd need." Para looked to Light with a determined look in her eye, "I was there on that base a brief time ago, I know for a fact that we could find some very useful things up there. But we'd need to prepare, it would indeed be a very dangerous mission. Yes... yes, I can see it now!" she went to grab his hands in her own, "There is much to plan for! I see a space adventure in our future dear!" Despite the danger, it seemed she had her mind set.
Light noded and also looked at Vol. It seemed like the best thing that happened to her before she become corrupted... nothing more could be done for now. Maybe in the future it will be possible to cure her, only time will tell.
Light scratched his chin when Para continued the topic of ghosts "It sounds kinda strange. It is impossible to compare those "ghosts" to anything we have ever seen. Our culture is much more different, there is no suprise that a lot of gems does not understand the potential of this planet..."
Pearl sighed with relief "Sounds great, maybe that is just all we need!" Light thought of Broken Gems. Their group had only few members and was extremly annoying. They interrupted Crystal Gems few times arleady for no good reason. But it would be a shame if Vol was damaged, it would be foolish to risk her life now.
Suddenly Para jumped of the anvil, Light made a step back from suprise. Para looked much more alive than usually, it was of course nice to see her like that. However her words kinda suprised him "Huh?" Light shook his head "Wait... we are really going to stea some things from the moonbase?! Woah, I just- woah... " He blushed, he didn't expect her to like his small idea so much. It seemed like he forgot of how dangerous this mission was. Para than grabed his hands, Light's eyes looked like 2 stars and his face was nearly fully red "Well... I suppose a High ranked Sapphire with a personal Pearl visiting her Diamond's base is not out of this world, it- it could work! But Lady Para, if I may ask: How are we going to get there while still looking casual?" (This thread is old, I believe we still had Howlite's ship) "I am afraid Howlite's ship is a little bit too original and not fitting a Padparadscha Sapphire."
Post by Forge Master Para on Nov 20, 2017 10:28:52 GMT
Para excitement only grew, "Yes, yes! They may have seen me before, but with a few modifications and a pearl by my side it shall make this whole story rather believable indeed! As for being... how did you put it? 'Casual'?" She paused to think, tapping a finger on her chin for a few moments, "I suppose we will have to make some modifications to the ship as well. Or perhaps even simply 'borrow' a ship from somewhere else on this planet. With some dressing up we could make any shuttle look like a personal transport. That was, after all, my specialty!"
"It's all coming together in my mind, it's merely a matter of setting things into motion. I will draw up some plans for modifications to the ship, and for a worst case scenario we shall see about scouting for a local ship." Her eyes fell onto Light's, "Perhaps you could even handle that personally, hmm? I would trust no one else more than yourself of course."
Light blinked few times, it was kinda like Light and Para switched places. Light usually was the one who acted really emotional."Uhhh yes... casual. Morion told me once about Homeworld ships flying around the Moonbase. We can't look out of the place."
Para started to talk about modifications. Light started to care more about his mind's fantasies than Para's words. He could just see himself editing Howlite's ship. The old machine needed some paint job and small repairs. Pearl also wanted to add some flower paintings on the wings. It would look pretty. But it would probably also look too different from normal ships.
Light was noding and saying "yes" to everything Para said. He was smiling at nothing for few seconds after Para finished. Light's eyes become wide open, he realized what her last question was "Hmmmm... Huh?! Me? Ohhhh well of course! I can try!" Light felt bad for ignoring Para, the dream about the ship was just too strong.
Post by Forge Master Para on Nov 27, 2017 9:23:31 GMT
"Yes, hmm... we will have to think about all sorts of aspects for this mission. Designation numbers, fake mission parameters, disguises..." she continued on for some time rambling about nuances that had to do with the mission, far to focused on her own plans to notice Light had spaced out. Once she finished she waited for a few moments for Light's response, assuming he was simply thinking on the plan, "Fantastic dear! We'll be able to launch this mission before long if we work hard. I'll begin drawing up plans while you begin scouting. I would prefer not having to steal a ship but it is always smart to have a plan B."
"Just make sure you stay in contact dear, if you get into trouble I need to know."
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