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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 15, 2019 18:55:57 GMT
Some time in deep space could change someone, but not the young Fire Opal. Yes, he was gone for months in the depths of space, doing... well he couldn't really tell, but he was still the old same Chip. Well... perhaps a bit disheveled and tired, but that was it. He sent the message of his success ahead of time, so he didn't exactly need to do anything. Chip passed the small fleet of ships and landed on the surface on the Moon. He stretched out a bit and let his fire wings vanished. With a calm step, he entered the base, he wouldn't admit it but he needed some rest. And then? Well... he wanted to know what changed on Earth in his absence... after all, there was a whole city that he used to protect... and he was still a bit attached. Not to mention he had a house he didn't tent to for some time now.
A simple melody, really quiet and made out of simple notes was pretty much the only thing a person could hear in a Moon base. It was followed by gentle sound of steps.
A gem was slowly going down the staircase, thin body, pointed nose, a cream colored curly hair supported by a white headband connected to her gem. She was a Pearl, dressed in a simple attire with brownish pants, shirt, socks and cream, perhaps slightly orange jacket and boots. A Pink diamond insignia was placed on her chest like a button on a jacket.
She kept starring at the mural of her Diamond, Pink Diamond. She didn't make any eye contact with Chip and just continued to move on. During all of this, her gem seemed to emit the music, it must have been the source of it.
After finnaly reaching the floor, she was walking straiht to the door that Fire Opal used to get here.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 20, 2019 20:28:29 GMT
As the Fire Opal entered he heard some music. It was strange... he spent so much time in the empty darkness of space where it was absolutely quiet. Stranger thing was that the sound came from a pearl? Seeing a pearl made him think about his friend Light. It was such a long time since he saw him... but the last time it was a bit awkward after the... incident. Perhaps he really should go back to Earth and see him out. He was pretty sure Light was still ok, he was a survivor. As the pearl was closing he realized she looked nothing like his friend, but still. He had to ask Light if he can play music from his gem.
Melody was about to leave the tower and just go to the medical station. She did that she had to do and it was time to come back to her station. However, she noticed that some small gem seemed lost. She wouldn't react in most situations, it was not her job to be bossy for other gems, but she had to do it now. The tower was suppose to be closed for a short while for technicians to do some maintenance.
Before she would leave, she turned around. Music suddenly stoped playing and she spoke out "Excuse me." Her voice was quiet, it would be nearly impossible to hear her if someone else was also talking. Her arms were held down together, she looked at him with a nearly emotionless expression.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 24, 2019 20:58:44 GMT
Before Chip could even ask anything the pearl came to him and spoke out. He was a bit surprised since from what he know pearls were usually servants, well other than Light of course. "Yes? What can I do for you?" he asked with a genuine smile on his face. It was a strange reflection against pearl's emotionless expression. His form suddenly flickered a little. The long exposure to solar winds and coldness of space did a number on him and since he was now safe for the first time in a long time all the exhaustion started to catch up. But it was of little concern, he was an elite warrior who could stay of these problems for longer if he had to.
"Not for me." She shook her head and continued "For our Diamond, she is expecting a maintenance in her tower. Gems that are not working on this are suppose to leave for a short while. You can stay outside, in the medical station or hangar." This gem seemed really cheerful, she found it suprising because of such harsh times they were living in. It was a anice thing to see for sure.
She tried to figure out what kind of gem he was, but she had no idea. To makes things worse, his gem was not visible, it must have been on the back or covered by hair. Melody did notice his odd attire, really alien, but she didn't have a right to comment this.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 25, 2019 5:41:24 GMT
"Oh..." he said simply. If Pink didn't want anyone here, he probably shouldn't be here. "Would you be so kind and point me to someplace I can relax? I didn't spend much time on the Moon yet..." he asked the pearl. He really needed to get some rest and gather his strength. Possibly it might be even refreshing to withdraw to his gem to speed the recovery a little. "But not the medical station... I don't need that." after all he was a walking medical station. All he required was a bit of rest. "Did anything major happened on Earth in last few months?" he asked. He had no idea if a pearl would know, but right now she probably knew more than he did...
"Actually... the medical station offers relaxation treatment for aristocratic gems and Pink Diamond's favourites. There is also a wash for everyone." She scratched her chin "Some gems are allowed to have their own rooms under the tower, but you would have to contact my Euclause to get one." She explained. Pearl hoped that she was doing her job well, she was still a new addition in the base at the time. She was obviosuly trying her best to don't dissapoint anyone, but she also noticed how different it was here from Homeworld or any colony she has been when still sercing her dear Zircon.
"I heard many rumors, but nearly no actual information. Some say it is getting more dangerous down there... but it is not something that our Diamond can't handle." She looked down trying to figure out what to say next. She spoke with a quiet tone "Is there anything else I can do for you?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Jan 29, 2019 21:10:55 GMT
Chip was thinking for a moment. He certainly wasn't an aristocratic gem, he was no Sapphire. And if he was Pink's favorite? How should he know? He got a special designation from her, yes. He was accepted into her court even defective as he was, but that could've easily been just her kindness. Not to mention that he proved to be capable enough to be kept around. "Well... I wouldn't dare to guess if I am one of our Diamond's favorite, but I certainly don't need a room, I have one on Earth," he stated. Actually, he has an entire cabin on Earth... "If it wouldn't be much of a bother would you mind showing me the medical station? I... spent very little time on the station so far," he asked.
"On...Earth?" She raised her eyebrows. Pearl seemed suprised, but also worried like if she had seen a ghost. Just thinking about Earth brought her bad memories. She couldn't wait for the colony to be finished, the war was stressing her out. But she was wondeeing what would happen later. She belonged to the Moonbase, the base was in a way her master. Would she still be useful here after finishing the Earth colony? No... it wasn't a right time for those thoughts.
She bowed down to show him her respect. However, Melody was much taller than him, she had to put herself lower than usually. "I am at your service my...?" Pearl looked up at the mysterious gem, she still didn't know his gem type, it seemed like a perfect moment to ask this question.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 2, 2019 20:40:04 GMT
"Yeah... on Earth. A nice cabin in the woods, very remote. Nobody can find it except me..." he missed the place quite a lot actually. It would be the first place he would visit after finishing here. "Oh! Right..." he noticed he didn't even introduce himself yet. "I am Fire Opal, Facet-5, Cut-001, though most call me Chip..." he said. It was a bit weird since he didn't have facets... nor cuts, but whatever. It was a name bestowed upon him by his Diamond so he wouldn't question it! Here on the station, nobody called him Chip of course. It wasn't a gem name, it was a human name and gem mostly didn't care for humans. It was their mistake though...
"I don't think I understand." She blinked in a confusion, she was't sure what those woods were. And why would a gem have a home in there. "But it is alright, I don't need to understand." It was correct, she wasn't here to question anyone.
She finished her sentence with a relief "My 'Chip'."
"I can lead you to the medical centre." She slowly started to walk toward the medical base, hoping that Fire Opal will follow her.
Not much has been happening. Ships were landing and taking off. Altgought, there was an increased amount of ships on the surface. There wasn't enough space for every ship in the hangar. Some gems were walking by, some were doing some sort of work, just a normal day in the Moonbase. At some point Pearl spoke out "I like the way it sounds, 'Chip'... more and more gems in our court are given those short, funny titles. I was even given one long time ago."
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 7, 2019 18:17:59 GMT
Chip twitched when he heard what Pearl said. It was so cringy but he said nothing. Instead, he followed Pearl to the medical center. He didn't really pay attention to his surroundings that much. Usually, he would since he was a warrior and paying attention to everything was a necessity, but he was tired and in Pink's base. "Well... it's certainly shorter than a gem, cut and facet..." he said. His name was important to him, was it like that with other gems too? Hmmm... who could say? "Oh? What name were you given if I can ask?" he was somewhat curious now. While thinking he flickered once more. Hmmm... perhaps he was a wee bit more tired than he thought? He was pretty sure he will be fine.
"Melody, it is Melody" She responded. It wasn't a secret or anything. In fact, it was really useful whe she was around other Pearls. Besides thst she was often called"Cream" because of her color.
Gems approached the entrance to the Medical Station. Pearl quickly went to the wall with a small console and tapped it gently with her hand. Soon after this the door was opened. Melody waited for "Chip" to enter before she would do it. "We are here."
She then followed Chip inside. They were in a reception room. There was desk for a secretary, a corridor with doors leading to different room and a waiting room with a some futuristic chairs. "What can I do for you?"
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Feb 10, 2019 17:05:33 GMT
"Wow... that is actually a pretty nice name. I like it," he said honestly. While he liked his name it started as an insult. He took it for his own so it couldn't hurt him anymore. But Melody sounded like a cool name and since she actually made music it seemed fitting. "Thank you for your company." he thanked her as they arrived at the medical station. "Well... I don't think I require further help... hopefully they will get me back to fighting shape. But I appreciate the offer." he smiled. "Once someone arrives here... or do I have to press something?" he still lacked the proper information and it seemed he will have to learn all of it one piece at a time.
njrk97: We still got a few lurkers and people around, but yes its fairly quiet now.
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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
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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