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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 14, 2017 20:47:18 GMT
"Well I tried to teach her something that might help... like the shapeshifting... but you seemed to dislike the idea... and she is a healer... so she is invaluable in fights, even if that means that others need to protect her. Healing gems are incredibly rare you know..."
It was a little... narcissistic, since he himself was a healer, but other then Morion and Bloodstone nobody knew it, so it wasn't that bad. Even human had medics in their military. There was a place for healers everywhere...
"So Para is for you, what Morion was for me... sort of. I see. I met Para just once, but she crafted a neat shield for me. Morion is gone now... but at least I have friends. Morion taught me what I needed to learn... hopefully I'm ready to live without him... even if I don't know how right now..."
Light scrathced the back of his head "Alot of things changed and I was worring too much... besides, I learned to do it myself" It was rather to admid that he was right all the time "Even supportive gems need to know how to fight. I would be dead if I was only rasing my teammates speed."
His smile was no longer there. He started to think what would happen to him if Para dissapeared, just likecthat. Once this happened and went to the Kindergarten to realize that she was only gone for a while. Light should probably go to Chip for help... "Yeah... she is a great gem. A lot of gems would be in a big danger withot her. She is making weapons and other things for people in need."
He drinked some tea "I am not a Sapphire, I don't know what will happen... but you look like a strong person. You will somehow get used to it... I am not sure if I am the best friend to talk with about problems... but you are always welcome here." Suddenly Ibi flew away from his cahe (it was opened) and sit on the table where gems were talking. It started starring at Chip and made some birds noises "squuuaaak"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 15, 2017 7:33:07 GMT
"Well that's good. Shape shifting is incredibly useful, in combat as well. And perhaps we should try and help Flurry get some fighting experience... Para could forge a weapon for her... until she learn to summon her own... she won't like it, but it would be a good idea regardless..."
He said. "Para seems nice, and forging weapons is so great. I always wanted to do that."
He turned his hand and touched his gem, materialising Para's shield from it.
"Look at it... a master piece... able to withstand pretty much everything thrown at it... good against claws, fire, ice and energy... "
He once again dematerialised the shield.
"Well then perhaps I have to talk to a Sapphire, but I don't think I need one... I'll be fine... but I just need time, and friends... and... what's that?"
"I need to agree here. It will be better for everyone." It would really be better for everyone. Light really was afraid that other gems might be ready to die for her.
He gigled a little "Yes, it is a really nice thing to learn. If you want... you could stsy here and help us! You might learn something from her. We should be able to find some space for you. I could always upgrade my gem room to make it bigger."
Light gasped a little and take a closer look at the weapon. "Yeah, it looks liker her design. She probably made it for you when I was gone for a while." Light summoned his stick. However it had some sort of small devices at the both ends. He handled it too Chip "She can also upgrade gem weapons. For exaplme my was upgraded to generate small lasers. It can be helpful in working, you can cut some material with it. You can also generate "Bullet lasers", these are used in fighting. It is not the best weapon... but it is easy to use, light and really usefull."
Light gasped, he didn't expect that Ibi will flew to them. He smiled softly at the parrot. He than turned to Chip with morre "Sorry..." look, he scratched the back of his head "Ohhh sorry... it is my pet, parrot with the name Ibi." Ibi mimicked Pearl's moves and also scrached the back of its head "Parrot! Ibi!"
"Para is nearly always here in the Forge. So just come here if you will decide. There also should be a free space in our rebel base... but it is only for Crystal Gems, sorry. I can't tell you more." It would actually be nice if Chip decided to live in the temple. There was still Light's old gem room. It was sad to see that noone lives in his old ranch anymore... even animals weren't there anymore. Light transfered them to the ranch on Morion's ship.
"I asked her if she can upgrade mine. It is more useful now. Before it was just a simple stick..." It would maybe be enough if Light didn't have a leg or something. He was an unfinished gem but not that unfinished.
Light looked with a suprised look at the weapon "Woah... it looks impressing. But could you don't summon it here? It would be a shame if my room melted..."
It was a pleasure to talk with Chip. He never expected that an Opal and a Pearl could find a similar language. "Ohhh I didn't know you also like Earth's living creatures! It sounds fascinating! But there would be a problem if you started living here... as long as I know cats like to eat birds... But I am sure we would find a solution! I could just lock Ibi here in the room, he doesn't leave it anyway. Sir Reginald could be in your new gem room! If we will be able to make a new one, it is a really complicated technology."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 18, 2017 21:40:26 GMT
"Do you mean the temple? Because if you do then Morion had eye on it all the time. I though he actually once said something like that it would be so easy to just blow it away with rocket... or something. I think he thought it was amusing, that it would be to easy to end the rebellion in one big boom... not that he would do that..."
Or at least he remembered it like that. It might've been slightly different...
"You know how I had to blast through group of peridots once I emerged? I hated the Homeworld... I wanted to join Crystal gems. I met one Crystal gem... tall, big... no idea who he was... he turned me down, he told me that I was weak and useless and that I would only drag the rebellion down..."
It was a bad memory...
"And don't worry, I don't usually burn my friend's rooms just for fun... but I love animals, especially cats, though ser Reginald is so lazy he would never hurt another animal... I think I was too generous with him... I spoiled him too much. But he's just so cute..."
Light was starring at Chip with wide open eyes. He looked confused and schocked at the same time. "Uhhhh... cool... I hope you also won't do it... I think I need to drink something..." He took another sip of his well prepared tea. But it was actually kinda nice to hear that Morion didn't want to do this. He could have been a great rebel and a friend...
He gigled a little "Well... he probably didn't see me and some other current rebels." Light was wondering who would say such a thing. Maybe they were dead arleady... none of the rebels he knew were acting like that. "Not every Crystal Gems act like that. Most of our member are people with... a rather terrible experience. Defects, fusions, prototypes... those kind of people have sometimes some mental problems. At least that is the only way how can I explain this weird behaviour of our member. We actually have not a lot of people and every gem is needed."
Ibi approached to Chip and started to touch gem's hand with his head. It looked like wanted to be peted. Or maybe it was because the Opal was warm? "I can understand, I have Ibi after all. It would probably also happen to him if not the fact that he moves all the time..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 19, 2017 16:10:41 GMT
"I have nothing against Crystal gems... well perhaps again that one, but generally I think what you're doing is quite admirable. Fighting for freedom, I respect that. Plus I really don't have any rockets right now..."
He explained. Morion had his ways to procure weapons and information, Chip wasn't like him, he didn't have his talent for espionage, subterfuge or his underworld connections.
"Most of Crystal gems I met were pretty nice - you, Flurry, Para, Sapphire, everyone nice and polite. No jerks like that one was... I don't judge all of you because I met one jerk... don't worry."
He smiled and petted the bird carefully. He didn't want to harm it.
"Ser Reginald is so lazy... he just lie down and keeps that way for hours..."
Light smiled softly "It is really nice, thank you! Anddd ufff... I don't think you need those anyway..." He looked at the wall for a while. It looked like he is thinking about something. He turned to Chip again "Are you also going to fight for this? For freedom? For Earth?"
"If you say so... I will try to don't worry than." It kinda sounded like he didn't like Crystal Gems in general because of that coal... luckly it wasn't the case! Who knows, maybe Chip would join their little rebelion? If only Morion would be here too. Probably the only loyalist Light liked. The life without him might be a little bit more boring now.
Something caugh Pearl's attention. "Wait... you met Crys? I- I mean Crystal Sapphire? How is he? Did he mention me? We were on a mission once. He is a really wise gem... odd one but wise."
Light smiled at Ibi, he really was a social animal "All Earth's living creatures are so fascinating... they experience life in so many different ways. I think that your cat's calm nature is also very charming."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 19, 2017 22:01:34 GMT
"I love Earth... it's my home, it's the only place I ever knew. I took a part of this planet to be created... it's only fair to give it something back."
The process of creating gems was destructive. It was sapping life from the very ground. There were probably thousands of gem being created on Earth and Chip was just one of them. He saw how kindergartens looked... the empty, dead ground... it was terrible. He would never allow anything like that on Earth again.
"Well I met a Sapphire who was crystal gem... and funny thing is, that we were actually talking about freedom. He didn't talk about anyone... just about Earth. How important it is... he was actually acting like I wasn't there... it was strange... and a tad creepy. He didn't look at me once..."
He smiled. Only for a moment, before frowning...
"You're right, Earth is amazing... animals are too. And Empire would just destroy it all... "
"You are ready to sacrifise your life? Lifes of your friends? Some people need a lot of time to decide about this..." Chip's reaction was really unexpected. He was raised by Morion... and yet, they were really different. Morion prefered to run away. Which isn't a bad thing. It was good to know that humans, animals, plants and Earth's culture will survive even if the rebelion will fail.
Light giggled a little "You will get used to it. Sapphires are really weird, I don't understand them at all. But what else do you expect from gems with such a big knowldge. Lady Para is different though... I don't know why but she just is."
He sighed "Chip... you may don't agree with me. But I think you are a Crystal Gem. The way you talk, the way you act... You are a hero. You could help us stop the Homeworld. I know that our rebelion did some bad things... but there is no such a thing as a 'good side' during a war. But we have a good goal and you can help us reach it. With your help, we could change humans opinion on our organisation. We could help them, show them that we only want to help. And that we are sorry for what happened long time ago in Empire City..." Light wasn't sure if it will make Chip change his mind. But it was worth a try. He was just hoping that the Fire Opal will stay calm.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 20, 2017 10:04:13 GMT
"Oh, I will survive everything... it's the only thing that stuck when all others were lost. I think the will to survive is the very essence of my gem... I guess Fire Opals are too complicated to create to let themselves be killed... or something? I don't really know..."
Perhaps in light of the missing information some backup activated, forcing him to stay alive? But that was counterproductive to the whole "who doesn't fit is destroyed".
"I'm not sure I would fit in with Crystal gems... I'm not that good at following orders. And when I get angry I get a little... explosive. That's why I don't play well with others. I agree, that Homeworld has to be stopped and Earth has to be saved though. But I don't know how could I help... I hoped, that Pink Diamond would spare Earth... from what I heard she is more reasonable then others... she is staying on Moon... waiting, not attacking."
The offer was tempting, he always though that Crystal gems were courageous... it was also so difficult...
"I have been on Homeworld for the most of my life. I have met there different kinds of gems. Sadly I have never met a gem like you there... you might be a really rare one. Or they just didn't have a reason to go to the place where I have been working." Talking about his old home was kinda weird for him. It wasn't the best place to live... but it was the place where he was created and he had some good memories from it. He was starring at his tea for a while. "But I am pretty sure that even you can be... really damaged."
"Chip you arleady helped. Like I said, you are a hero. You saved a lot of people, humans and gems. And it is okay if you aren't the best in working at the team. A lot of people have problem with this. They usually go on solo missions. And while we do have a leader... it is not like he is recent all the time. It is sadly unorganised... so we just try to do everything to help humans and to prepare to war. I and Lady Para have actually been working on our weapons, something that Homeworld never saw before." He took a sip of his tea. There was sadly no more tea in a cup. "Contact us if you will change your mind. But in my eyes, you are arleady one of us."
Light gave Ibi his hand. The bird jumped on it. Gem than approach to his cage. However Light frozed. "Chip... in the eyes of Homeworld we are terrorists. Negotiating with the Diamonds won't work. I don't know what you heard about the Pink Diamond... but she is not going to let Earth live. And even if she will give up, other Diamond will finish her job. Pink Diamond just doesn't want war. It would cause the death of her loyal gems. She does not care about us, the gems on Earth, none of them care about us." Light shed a tear. Luckly Chip could just see his back. Light didn't want to look weak again... but he was a really soft gem. It reminded him of the fact that he... is a Pearl. One of the most common and the most inconspicuous gems that ever existed. The gem that nearly noone cares about. The Fire Opal probably saw that he cleaned his face from tears.
Light come back to reality. He finnaly approached to the cage. It was always opened. However Chip was now here In Pearl's room. Light would preffer the parrot to stay inside. The gem's hand with Ibi went into the cage. However the bird climbed his arm and started biting his hair. Light giggled a little "I hope you won't mind if he will stay here. It looks like he does not want to sleep right now." The parrot continued to bite Light's hair "Sleep right now!" "I don't need to sleep right now..."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jul 20, 2017 22:21:27 GMT
"I never visited any other place then Earth... from what Morion said I should be able to travel through space by my own power... but I never tried it before. But I don't think I want to visit Homeworld... for me Earth is home world... And it really seems like Fire Opals are quite rare... we managed to learn something... but not much. Fire Opals are elite soldiers... kinda special forces."
He explained. Since he was able to heal other gems he always imagine that fire opals were sent in small teams of around 3 to the most dangerous missions...
"I will think about that, but I think I should talk to someone first... and then to Para probably... I need to learn more about Crystal gems first. But I promise I will think about it, ok?"
He promised. Perhaps Morion was wrong, Crystal gems had better weapons and also were using fusions a whole lot more. And from what he knew fusions of different gems were extremely powerful. Destroying the planet from orbit would be futile... it would make the planet useless for Homeworld... and land invasion would be extremely costly...
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