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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 25, 2017 21:11:42 GMT
Chip should've known better. He visited a down colony ships 2 times before and it always ended badly. This time he didn't even get close to it. While flying to check this one out he was attacked by 3 corrupted gems, that more than anything looked like a giant mantas. He never saw anything like that before. Sooner than he could do anything on of them shot some sort of energy at him. It was quite unpleasant, paralysing him for few moments. Before he could move again he got hit by the second. Fortunately he was able to grab his shield before 3rd could strike him, repelling it's attack with it. Even so he was quite shook by the first two hits.
He managed to summon his lance with other hand. With massive fire blast he poofed one of those monsters. The other two were starting to move more quickly. Chip flew directly between them with intent to pierce one with the lance but he got attacked by it's tail. Blocking it's attack opened him to get attacked by the other. It's tail missed his gem by few centimetres. Along with the first two hits his projection nearly poofed, fortunately not quite.
Chip flew forward and crashed into one opponent, he stabbed it with his weapon, then commanded his fire to envelop the creature. Not paying anymore attention he let his fire to finish the job he turned to the final monster only to see another lighting flying towards him. He shot a stream of fire towards it. For some reason everything exploded... he felt his strength leaving him. His wings vanished and he fell down... landing some distance from the ship...
Tourmaline bursted out of the humming ship as he heard explosions. Is it between the rebels and homeworld?! Could it be homeworld found him? No way he took precautions! HE TRIPLE CHECKED THE PRECAUTIONS! HE TRIPLE CHECKED THE TRIPLE- You get the point. Tourmaline looked in the direction seeing fire envelop the forest area. He saw a giant flying...thing shooting light downwards. "That has to be a corrupted gem! They seem to be quite frequent in this area ever since my meeting with the Pink (Cinnamon roll) Sapphire...", he felt his mind beginning to race about all the different outcomes of what could be going on. "Here's a thought, How about I actually go over there and find out who or what is being attacked..." he sarcastically said to himself. He began sprinting before another thought dawned on him. "Wait im talking to myself, could that be a sign of corruption?! Oh dear, I don't think it is likely..." he began rambling as he headed towards the Chip.
Last Edit: Aug 25, 2017 23:05:10 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 26, 2017 10:06:35 GMT
Corrupted gems were getting more and more hostile lately and also a lot more aggressive. If Chip could get so terribly messed up by just three of them, all the gems were in danger. Slowly but surely the paralysing effects wore away, not that it helped that much. He was quite weak after so many hits, especially the lighting was devastating. He saw one of the poofed gems just meters before him. So he got them... that was good, after all he had reputation to uphold... the "not dying" part was also a plus. It would be so much easier to get back to his gem, use the energy to regenerate... but he had no intention of being a necklace again...
When he raised his head again, he saw a gem approaching him... he looked young... and hopefully friendly. He wanted to say something, but wasn't feeling well enough to speak...
Tourmaline sprinted into the area that Chip was in and saw the injured gem on the ground. He ran towards him despite him not taking the necessary precautions. "Are you okay? I saw some explosions, I thought there was a battle going on between the Rebels and Homeworld!" he said almost excited to see some action, but at the same time bothered about the distraction. He saw the forest around him consumed by the flames that sprouted from Chip. Tourmaline sighed, Surely this would bring attention to any other corrupted beasts and gems. Not to mention the fact that it is causing a giant smoke signal not even 2 miles from his Super Duper Secret Awesome Base! The name needed some tweaking...He helped Chip up and began to walk with him towards the ship.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2017 17:30:22 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 26, 2017 19:37:49 GMT
Chip saw forest around him burning. It was his fault, he was the one who caused the explosion... it had to be his fire colliding with the lightning... or something. The gem came to him and helped him on his leg. Chip concentrated his energy and with it let the fire extinguish itself. All the fire all around vanished...
"Please, take care of me... I'll be..."
He said with the last of his energy. This trip was a giant disaster... and right now he knew, that he used too much of his power along with the injuries. He was able to hold his form long enough to ask the unknown gem for help...
With a loud POOF Chip vanished, leaving only his flawless gem behind.
Tourmaline eye's widen at the poofed gem. He had never seen someone be poofed in person before. He realized that the corrupted beasts are now becoming stronger, and even someone with this gem's abilities couldn't even stop just three of them! Tourmaline thought of what would have happened if this gem hadn't appeared and those monsters found his base of operations, surely he would have been poofed or even worse...become corrupted himself! He quickly picked up the Fire Opal and ran away from the scene of the destruction. He headed towards his base and began scavenging around for a bucket of some kind. He would find a half-pipe looking piece of metal and set the gemstone on it. He set it down on the main control panel of the ship, hoping that he wouldn't have to worry about the gem for too long. The sooner this gem reformed the better..
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 26, 2017 21:27:18 GMT
Chip wasn't one who would take long time to reform. This was the 4th time he poofed so far and each time, except the first, he was back in hours. This time was no different, especially since he was in the hands of stranger. This gem might be the best gem around as well as complete psychopath, there was no way of knowing that...
Few hours after he poofed the gem lifted in the air, enveloped in white light which slowly took a shape of a person. It slowly landed, turning into Chip. This time he didn't find it necessary to chance anything about his look. As he landed he looked around. He had no idea where he was...
Tourmaline was sitting on a rolley chair he had gotten along his time of scavenging from the different places on earth. He sat at the main console waiting for The Fire Opal to reform. As he waited for what seemed like hours, because they were hours.., he stood up to go find something less boring to do. As soon as he stood up however the Fire Opal flashed in a bright light which startled the Technician. "AHHHHHH!" he shouted as he jumped backwards instinctively and fell onto his chair, which proceeded to fall backwards. The chair's wheels swivel in the air as they come to a stop facing downwards due to the gravity. Tourmaline took a moment to readjust his glasses and sat up. He waved at Chip and gave a little "Hi"
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2017 21:33:48 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 26, 2017 21:43:26 GMT
Now, when he could finally look at the gem properly Chip saw, that this gem was looking quite young. He knew very well that it meant nothing... he could still be thousands of years old... but it was nice to see that not all gems looked as scary warriors or fancy diplomats.
"Hey there. I'm Chip, well Fire Opal, but I call myself Chip... thanks for... uhm... not letting me stay out there... I hope I didn't caused too much troubles for you."
He said. For some reason he felt a wee bit nervous... he didn't feel nervous around others for a long time now, so why now? Perhaps because he poofed? And this gem helped him? Could be... he wasn't sure at all...
Tourmaline was relieved this gem didnt see him as a threat, or have this gem BE a threat. "It's my pleasure," he says still a bit nervous and uneasy "Those flying corrupted gems looked really tough, but you seemed to handle it as best as you could...!" Tourmaline did not want to seem rude about the whole situation. "I see you also chose not to change anything after you reformed," he said "I have a perfect memory so even though i got a glimpse of you the first time, I could see what you looked like" he quickly added to clarify. "So Chip, what brings you out here to my humble, uh, jungle place!" he said though it didnt seem so humble anymore.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 27, 2017 10:54:11 GMT
Chip felt a little bad, he was good at hunting corrupted monsters and he got his behind kicked some fierce.
"I never met ones as those before... they surprised me. The lightning shooting was... unexpected."
He just hoped that his gem bubbled those gems, otherwise it was all for noting. By now they surely reformed and left. Those gems were dangerous... especially in group. He was slightly shocked from what this gem said.
"Wow... you certainly have a talent for observation... "
He was shocked a little. Having a perfect memory was certainly useful. Though there were some things Chip wanted to forget for a long time. "Well, I learned there was a downed colony ship... those ships are usually good source of gem tech... and mostly filled with corrupted gems... I had no idea this one is occupied. May I ask who are you please?"
Tourmaline never really thought of his perfect memory as a talent, seeing as how it's always been there for him, it did not occur to him that its...unique. "I only recently established this place, powered it up myself! I mean that literally as a couple volts of electricity pour out of his hand. My name is Tourmaline, the green variety obviously." he said the last part slightly sarcastic, "I scavenged the other ships and took out many of the key components and put it all into this one, so there isn't much in those.." he said trailing off. Why was he telling this gem so much information? For all he knows that whole thing was a set up in order to lure him out of his base..
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2017 20:03:45 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 27, 2017 20:31:16 GMT
Chip twitched a little when he saw the lightning. After been shot several time with it was feeling a mild irritation.
"I think I had enough electricity for today... but if your's is something like those corrupted gem's perhaps that is the reason why there were so many of them. They might be drawn to it?"
It was as good theory as any at this moment. Perhaps the reason was completely different.
"I won't touch anything of course, it's yours. I would never steal from fellow gem. Wow... that sounded more suspicious than anything... why am I so nervous darn it?"
The last part was suppose to be more to himself, but he said it out loud. "Sorry, I'm babbling... I am not used to getting poofed and being helpless... not anymore..."
Since he got healed he was gathering strength, he was more sure of himself and able to fight. Yet right now he didn't at all feel like the proud and powerful gem warrior he was. He blanked a few times before finally realising he forgot something. "Oh, and it's nice to meet you Tourmaline"
Tourmaline realised that he was showing off a tiny bit, and with what happened with those Corrupted gem's he felt kinda bad he even displayed the ability in front of him. "Sorry about that! He listened to his theory on why those corrupted gems would be around here. Maybe...I've only seen a couple corrupted in my time of being here, but shooting electricity is a first for me," Tourmaline explained. Why was he nervous? Tourmaline thought to himself, he seemed to be a friendly gem at the very least regardless of him being a crystal gem or still a part of homeworld. "It's nice to meet you too Fire O-, I mean Chip!" He corrected himself, but it was kinda obvious that he was going to say Fire Opal.
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2017 20:58:32 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Aug 27, 2017 21:06:15 GMT
"I once fought a corrupted gem that was in a form of a dragon. It was spitting fire at me, but I can control fire, so that wasn't really an issue. Most gems were trying to use their claws or fangs... I wasn't prepared to get hit by a lightning. I should be ashamed... getting my butt kicked by just three of them..."
This one will sting for a long time. His pride was hurt more, than his projection.
"Don't worry, I am a Fire Opal, but I prefer the name Chip. There's a long story behind it, boring long story."
He explained. He saw few gems choosing a name for themselves, but most were using their gemstone alongside their cut and facet. Since Chip didn't know cut nor facet he used a name.
"So, Tourmaline, is you don't mind me asking... what are you doing in such a scary place?"
He asked. The question was a wee bit improper, but he was curious, he wanted to learn more about him...
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Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*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