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Light opened the door of him room. It was a night time. The room itself looked much darker than n usually. Ibi, the talkative bird was arleady sleeping. Pearl after all this time on Earth started to really like the idea of sleeping. Gems are designed to work for an eternity. But his gemstone was... let's say weaker than the average gem. Putting himself in the off line mode was good for him. After sleeping Light seemed to work much better.
Pearl approached his bed. It looked like a typical cloud you can find on Earth. There was also a pillow with letters that formed a word "Home". He lied on it. The gem looked rather tired, his eyes were nearly closed. "Goodnight Ibi..." He moved his hand to the small table and turned on the old radio that was placed there. The music started to playI am a Zelda nerd, I know.
Light than placed some sort of green tissue on his gem to prevent it from summoning hologram projections during sleep. He closed his eyes "I hope I am not wasting too much time on this. What if Para knew I have been doing this for few months now..." soon after that he fall asleep.
In this vison Light was in some sort of ruins. The placed looked extremly similar to him for some reason. The sky was gray and those ruins looked like what was left of some sort of... really advanced station? There were also some sky scrappers, probably abandoned for many years. One thing in particular caught Pearl's attention. A big entrance to the station. It was all dark and scary, Pearl only spotted some sort of cut wire with open electicity.
"What is the meaning of this vision...?" Suddenly a small flying creature flew from the sky and was directly looking at Light. It looked just like an animal that can be found on Earth, a hummingbird. The creature than flew with the high speend into the station. "Hey! Wait for me!"
Pearl naturally followed the bkrd and entered the room. There was nothing to be seen there. The hummingbird seemed to be gone "Strange creature indeed..." Pearl used his gem to summon a hologram projection to work as a flashlight. That was the moment when he saw something... a diamond insigna. Light looked with shock at what was right infront of him.
"Diamonds...!" Light approached the wall and touched it "What is it doing here? Where am I...?" He looked around, his sight was really limited, his hologram projection was the only source of light. He saw a typical homeworld door and a panel with buttoms on the right. He also noticed that he was in a small room and that the door was leading to the extremly big hall with many ships. The floor was gray and the walls were blue.That was the moment when he recognized this place "It can't be, am I in my old home?!"
Light entered the main room. Just after that he heard a voice "Please! Help me!" Light turned around to see a small orange ball of light being chased by some sort of beast. It had 3 heads with long necks, it lacked eyes and seemed to be able to run really fast. The beast's base color was a mocha brown.
Pearl didn't expect that kind of company. He quickly summoned his weapon, he shot the beast right at the chest. However the werid creature didn't seem to be knocked down. It instead stopped and turn around to look at the gem. It than started to run into Light. He kept shooting but the lasers didn't seem to do any damage.
The creature was now just few inches away from Pearl. Confused and scared gem jumped as high as he can, he actually menaged to jump high enough to avoid beast's attack. It was probably because of the fact that it was all just a dream and Light could do anything.
The creature didn't expect that and hit one of the ships with high force. It ended up making beast fall down, unnable to move.
Light approached and looked at the beast that could wake up in any time "What is that thing... it looks like a corrupted gem, but I don't see any gemstones."
The weird orange ball of light flew to Pearl "Woah! That was really nice for a Pearl, you destroyed that thing!" Light turned to them "Thanks I guess... you are?" The ball of light seemed to be really energetic, they were moving all the time "Other Calcites call me Orange! That is because it is my color. And who are you? What is the fancy Pearl like you doing in a place like this?" Light wasn't sure how to respond. This dream was so real "Other gems call me Light. And I am not sure what am I doing here to be honest." He looked around and scratched his chin "This place looks dangerous and you probably know this place, could you show me around Orange?" Small Calcite blinked few times, their color changed from orange to white few times. "Sure! You saved my life after all!" Light noded "Thank you."
Light never saw a gem like them. They seemed to be just a small gemstone covered with bright light. Now that Pearl could take a closer look, he noticed that the little gem had few orange cricles around the body. It was nice to not be alone in this weird dream.
Orange was right above Light's head. They caused some sort of wierd orange powder to fall from them. It covered Pearl. "Huh?" Orange flew to see Light "There, you should have no problems with seeing in the darkness now!" Light blinked few times. It was true, he seemed to have some sort of night vision. He turned off his hologram projection.
With better vision Light saw a wing symbol. It was visible on the ships and on a wall far away. It was the same symbol he had on his physical form and was used often by the workplace he used to work in. He had no doubt where he was now. Althought everything looked worse. There were only a few things that were in a decent condition.
He knew perfectly where was everything in the original place. But it was a dream... a strange one. Not to mention this version looked like noone was taking care of it for a long time. Orange from the other hand probably had some informations Light could learn. "Orange what are you doing in a place like this?" The little gem responded "Well I didn't make it to the evacuation pad. Just like other many Calcites. People tend to forget about us because of how small we are. We should get going now, where do you want me to lead you?" Light just sighed, he wasn't sjre if he understands. "A main control room would be nice, maybe I will learn something from there."
Calcite flew to the nearest door, Light was still following them. They were in some sort of hall, a really long one. There was nothing interesting. Just some broken panels and rocks. Light couldn't help out but ask Orange about the details "Why were you evacuating?" Calcite stopped "You don't know what happened here?" Light shook his head "You are an odd gem pal. Do you know anything about the corruption?" Pearl responded "Where of course I know! It changes gems into... it makes them crazy. But some of them seem to still be able to think, to feel, to change." Calcite continued the talk but also decided to move on, Light kept following them "I don't see why would the be able to that. They are monsters, just like the one you knocked down before."
It hasn't been long and Light asked another question "But why does Homeworld looks like this?" Calcite seemed to be annoyed. At least it seemed to look like this because of the tone they were using "Homeworld?! We are on Earth! Stop fooling around, the main control room is far away and I don't like jokes!" Light stopped "Earth?!"
Orange stoped and turned to Light to see him schocked. "You are not fooling around... sit. We can have a little rest." The little calcite landed on the ground, Pearl quickly joined them by sitting next to the wall around them.
"Pink Diamond have been colonize this planet a long time ago. However the resistance showed up. The Crystal Gems... a group that believed in the beauty of this planet and its living creatures. They were pretty good at destroying stuff. And Pink Diamond was just a new leader. She was the reason why rebelion was created at the first place. A real leader would have known how to prevent this problem before it was even a threat. She... she ended up being shattered." Orange remained silet for a while before she continued the story "White Diamond, my Diamond decided to end it once and for all. She destroyed the rebelion by shattering most of the rebels and its leader. Everyone was happy. But the Earth wasn't a good place for the colony anymore." Light was confused "Why?" Calcite sighed "Because of the corruption. Gems soon started to become wild and dangerous. Soon most of the gems were corrupted and decent gems had no other way but to run away. I don't even know what is the current situation on Homeworld... what if someone corrupted was in one of the evacuation ship? I don't want to think about this..."
Light now understanted Orange's point of view. It seemed like Light's dream showed him how Earth may actually look like in the future. Was there really no hope at all? Was this bsttle pointless? Probably not. Corrupted gems would be a thread for Earth if there were a lot of them. The only way to help it was by stopping more gems to come to Earth. But How were they suppose to prevent Homeworld from doing this? Colonizing Earth was bad for Earth itself and Homeworld.
Light wanted to cheer up Orange a little bit. But before he said anything, she continued "Isn't this funny? We could have left Earth and live on. But our own greed destroyed us..." Orange started to fly again "Let's go before tripplebeak will attack us again... that is that monster you had destroyed, I like to make nicknames." Light noded and stood up.
The pair have been walking for a while. Suddenly Light heard another voice. "Please help me!" It was similar to Orange. "It is Cinnabar! We have got to help them!" Light noded "But where could they be?"
Pearl looked around. There was a door. He tried to use the console but it seemed to be innactive. Light summoned his gem weapon. With the help of the laser device added to his stick by Lady Para he was able to make the hole in the wall. It seemed too easy... but all of this was just a dream and Light was able to do anything.
After entering the room Light spotted a dark orange, red orb of Light under the rock. Pearl quickly approached the small Calcite and moved the rock away.
Cinnabar flew up "Thank you!" They then started to fly higher and dissapeared in the air "Where did they go?" Orange responded with a calm voice "Don't worry, they are safe in home now. We might soon join them." Light was confused. "Uhhh okay..."
Light felt like something was wrong. The way Calcite was talking... it was like they were hiding something from him. Pearl started to get tired of this dream. He decided to stay only because he was hoping to learn more about this strange word.
They have been talking without any chating for a while. Light could only hear the sound of his steps. They soon saw a big blue door with a lapis lazuli gemstone. It seemed to be in a rather harsh condition. The door would normally open only if there was the owner of the room. But for some reason it was arleady open, Light thought that it was due some sort of damage caused by corrupted gems. "We just need to pass the pearl aquarium and get to the lift, it will take us to the main control room." Light noded.
After enetering the room they saw nothing, but a big pool with a flat bridge at the middle. Calcite decided to break to silence again "I imagine it is kind of weird for a gem like you to enter this room." Pearl wasn't sure how to respond. It was just a room. The fact that he was made here didn't really matter to him. "Not really... I used to enter those kind of rooms all the time. Would you feel weird if you saw your hole?" Calcite quickly responded "Well if you really need to- Oh no..."
Calcite didn't finish their sentence. Suddenly a big water hand came out of the water. It was about the size of an eye ship. "It is a wet hand, the Lapis Lazuli corrupted form! Their actual body is hiding under water!" Light wasn't sure what to do since he wasn't the best swimmer. And he wouldn't have a change with a water based gem under water. But he had to remember that it was just a dream and that he is making rules here.
Pearl dive in the water. After some time looking for the corrupted gem he noticed a slug like creature with a gemstone at the place which appeared to be a head. Light summoned his gem weapon once again and shot the creature right in the gem. The corrupted gem poofed right after that. . The small Pearl tried his best to get to the land "I have no idea how are you doing this, but keep doing it! You are fightinf like it was your second nature! I didn't even know it was even possible to poof a gem with a single attack." Light blushed a little "You are welcome, it is hard for me to believe it too If I am gonna be honest..."
Two small sources od light came from the water. Those seemed to be another Calcites, a balck and plum one in that case. Just like before they dissapeared in the air few seconds after they were saved.
"Let's go to the elevator Mr hero." And so they did just that.
After enetering the elevator Light took a closer look at the buttons on the wall. He than clicked some of them in the right order. The door closed. Luckly the elevator seemed to work just fine and they started to move upbound. "At least something is in a good condition here."
It only took them few seconds before the door opened. However the main control room arleady had a visitor. Light was rather schocked to see that the corrupted gem they meet at the beggining was now here again at the same time "How did it get here so fast...!"
The beat dashed at the Pearl and small calcite. Light quickly left the elevator and summoned his weapon once again. When Tripplebeak was close, it wanted to bite Light. Pearl shilded himself with his stick. However the enemy still had a one head. Just when it was about to attack again and eat Pearl's gem, Calcite did something unexpected. They dashed at the monster and made them flinch. Light than withrawted his stick and stabbed his enemy.
Tripplebeak fall. Pearl took a closer look at the gem inside the mouth. It looked extremly familiar. Could it be? "A Mocha Pearl..." It was hard to look at it. Light himself fall and landend on his button. He strangely moved away from the corrupted fusion.
Just a second later the gem monster poofed leaving 3 Mocha Pearls on the ground and another Calcite. This time it was a bright red variant. It dissapeared just like all the others.
Mocha Pearls from the other hand formed a white projection. It looked like 3 Pearls holding their hands. They soon flew to the air and dissapeared like nothing happened.
Pearl was confused and wasn't sure what actually happened. He saw his orange friend lying on the ground "Orange! Are you okay?!" The small orange light rose up "Yeah... I am fine... I am still bright as always."
It looked like everyone Light knocked out was gone... forever. He wasn't sure if this dream was trying to tell him something. Even if it did, Pearl didn't understand a thing. Maybe it was trying to warm him about the future? Only time could tell.
Light approached the console and started to search for infomations. He placed his both hands on the console, his eyes were matrix like- it looked liked data was being send to him.
"This place was like this for ages now... hmmm?" He found what he was looking for "Rose Quartz and many rebels shattered? The end of the rebelion? Light wasn't schocked. Orange arleady told him about the end of Pink Diamond and the rebelion. But he did look concerned. He was now able to read about it with more details.
"The fallen gem list?" Light was searching for the gems he knew. They were there, all of them. Pearl soon after that disconnected from the console and sit on the ground "It is just a nightmare, it never happened..." Calcite responded soon after that "It is pretty real for me."
"Goodbye." Light turned around to see Calcite flying away "What? What are you doing?" Orange stopped to respond "You gave me a purpose after saving me. I was suppose to lead you to your destination and that is what I just did." Light thought about their meeting. Pearl did ask if they could navigate him to the control room. "They life of a Calcite is a simple one. After we finish our job it is time to say goodbye. So we could reform as a new being with a brand new purpose." They than started to fly away again, becoming less visible after each second "No wait!"
njrk97: We still got a few lurkers and people around, but yes its fairly quiet now.
Jan 22, 2022 10:39:33 GMT
Melody: sadly this week and the next one are filled with work for me. I have exams and I need to finish school projects... It is rather tense. More replies will arrive soon after that
Jan 22, 2022 19:10:09 GMT
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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