Welcome to Steven Universe Rebel Ruby Quest! In this quest you play a young (relatively speaking) Ruby who landed on Earth after fleeing Homeworld in hopes of becoming a Crystal Gem!In the last thread we crash landed on a mysterious planet that ended up being Earth! After making contact with a human called Connie, we made out way to Beach City where the Crystal Gems currently reside! After getting poofed due to a misunderstanding we reform and help Steven defeat a gem monster that was attacking him. After seeing this the Crystal Gems decided that ruby was good enough to be trusted and made her an official member of The Crystal Gems!Previous Thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2716610/Discord(For when I go live):https://discord.gg/Duy6eTR
It's been a few 'days' as Steven called them since you've joined the Crystal Gems. While the Pearl seemed to be a bit Wary of you, the Amethyst and Garnet have taken quite a liking to you. You currently were staying with Steven in the main room of his abode as you had no room in the temple that the gems resided in. Due to that, you were currently walking outside of the house still buzzing about joining the team. You quickly look to the large mass of water and take a look at your self and your Ruby located on your>Forearm>Back of your hand>Center of your body>Back
>>2736906>>Center of your bodyShit, is this important somehow?
>>2736932Why in fact, no but I realized I forgot to ask last thread so I'm asking now, plus it's really the only chargen you can do considering all rubies follow a mold for the most part
>>2736906>Back of your hand
>>2736932Yes and no? Remember the gem is our true body and the easier and exposed it's the easier it will be to one shot and shatter it.
>>2736906>>Center of your bodyMore protected the better
>>2736994In that case I stick with my choice of the center of our body. Chest armor is about as basic as it gets.
>>2736881>Center of your body
>>2736932>>2736999Back of Hand>>2736932>>2736999and I'm counting this >>2737009 as Center of bodySo it looks like Ruby has a a ruby bellybutton! Writing
>>2737002Our weapon is a gautlet fist leaving the gem in our hand would make sense since the gaulet would work as a natural armor and the way hiw we punch stuff good.
>>2736881Holy shit what the fuck is this cancer?
But then again it's not like they ever shatter a gem in the cartoon. I mean not on screen at least.
You look at your Ruby currently positioned in the center of your body. Steven had claimed it looked as if you had a Ruby 'bellybutton' whatever exactly that meant. Regardless his gem was in the same location on his body as well and he seemed relatively excited about that, which was nice. You sit there and ponder about what exactly comes next, since despite having become a member, you've never had the opportunity to go a mission with them yet. G:"Hello"You look behind you and see the gem called Garnet approaching. Oh Hello Garnet! I didn't hear you coming G: I know...Right uh anyways what do you need?G: While it was still early and Steven is still sleeping we were about to go on a mission. I was wondering if you would like to come with us?>Of course I do! (just go immediately)>Of course but...(get some context before the mission starts)
>>2737069>Of course but...(get some context before the mission starts)>what is sleeping?
>>2737069>>Of course I do! (just go immediately)No time for questions, just get in the car losers.
>>2737069>Of course I do! (just go immediately)YAY!! Adventure!!
>>2737069>Of course I do! (just go immediately)
>>2737092>>2737107>>2737134Looks like we're getting right into it! Writing
You perk up at this! Finally a mission! You quickly run towards the house without even allowing Garnet to finish her speal on the mission. You burst through the door of Steven's house and run up to the warp pad where Pearl and Amethyst are already waiting. Garnet slowly enters and approaches the warp pad as well. P:Oh so she decided to come along... lovelyA: Ah come on P, look at her! She's so excited to go on her first mission!G:Indeed but Ruby, I need to remind that mission will not be easy. Though there may be no gem monsters where we're going, the item we're searching for may be heavily guarded. Are you prepared to fight if need be?Are you Kidding me! I've wanted this my entire one thousand year life! P:ssshhhhh!! Pipe down will you! Steven is still sleeping! Anyways, lets get goingYou all step on the warp pad and head out, you travel through the warp stream eventually ends in front some sort of large monument. It was very strange looking which could mean one thing.G: This monument was built by homeworld during the warJust as you had thought.P: apparently this monument houses some sort of strong relic that the Homeworld gems used to gather info during the war. You simply marvel at it while the Pearl explains all the important information you need to know about it. All four you make it inside the monument and are greeted with four different hallways.A: Oh great, just what we needed>>Make a suggestion?>Each of us goes into one hallway separately>We pair up and go down two different hallways>We all just go down one hallway together
>We pair up and go down two different hallways
>>2737227>We pair up and go down two different hallwaysEveryone gets a battle buddy! Also damn really wanted the gem on the back but I missed the vote.
>>2737227>>We pair up and go down two different hallways
>>2737227>We pair up and go down two different hallways.Won't be as safe as going all together, but won't be as risky splitting up altogether.
>>2737272Hope we go with Pearl. Need to work on that trust.
>>2737232>>2737243>>2737266>>2737272It's unanimous! Time to pair up! now just for fun, roll me a d3 each of you whichever number was rolled the most determines who we go with 1-Garnet2-Amethyst3-Pearl
Rolled 1 (1d3)>>2737311
Rolled 3 (1d3)>>2737311
Rolled 1 (1d3)
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>2737311
>>2737312>>2737315>>27373333 for Garnet>>2737327>>27373322 for Pearl>>27373481 for AmethystWell looks like Ruby and Garnet are going to get to know each other a little better. I gotta take a quick shower and then I'll get to writing!
>>2737372Time for Ruby be very very ubconfortable ince she finds out that Garnet is a fusion.
Is it bad that i want our ruby to be slightly insane?Not the bad kind the fun kind!
>>2737387>Our Ruby's face when she meets Ruby and SapphireVery important question: what sort of Garnet would be created if /our/ Ruby fused with Sapphire?
okay shower is over time to write!>>2737387yeah probably!>>2737407yeah the fun kind! elaborate please!>>2737455That's something I've thought about it a little bit since Sapphire and Ruby's outfits are pretty mundane and don't coincide with Garnet's actual design. So if our Ruby ever fused with Sapphire i imagine it'd be a little bit like cotton candy garnet. Very messy
>>2737475i don't know maybe a bit like Risa Shrodingerdoesn't have to be tho
>>2737455I think the appearance of fusions change based on familiarity and how in sync they are. Since Garnet fuses/is fused most of the time her outfit changed to reflect that, whereas she was all cotton candy looking initially.
>>2737475I thought of it as a slightly taller, redder, and more muscular garnet with kamina glasses
>>2737475>>2737500One of the interesting aspects of Garnet's design is how you can see which of her halves is dominant in some of her actions through the colored tints shifting on her shades. Her more philosophic, introspective moments show her shades flash more blue than pink, illustrating Sapphire is making her aspect known. The reverse is seen in Garnet's more impulsive, hot-blooded actions, with the shades flashing more pink than blue, showing Ruby coming more to the fore.
I have an idea! You quickly perk up and look to the gems!Why don't we all get into pairs and go through two corridors each! It was a really common technique used by Rubies!The Gems look to each other and ponder a moment before nodding their heads in agreement. G: Ruby I'll go with you, Pearl you go with AmethystP:Very well, come now amethystA: you got it!The two walk off as Garnet gestures you to follow her. You two walk down the hallways in relative silence. >>So>What kindergarten did you come from>What did you do while you worked for homeworld?
>>2737518>So>What did you do while you worked for homeworld?Well this oughta be an interesting lie
>>2737518>What's a Garnet?
>>2737518>>What kindergarten did you come from
>>2737503I don't think that would make sense considering how fusions work but that would be good for an entirely different fusion that may or may not show up later depending on how you guys handle this.>>2737514I was actually aware of this! But unfortunately its not something we can implement in the quest you know... because written medium
>>2737539Hey Deku, would it be possible for us to have some bro-time with Ruby sometime in the far future? I'm curious to see how the two would interact and how they would act if they fused.
>>2737553Ruby as in like Garnet Ruby right? If so then yeah of course! As for how they would act if fused that's something I'll have to think on
>>2737518>>What did you do while you worked for homeworld?
>>2737528>>2737561It looks like 2 votes for what Garnet did on homeworld!
>>2737539>but that would be good for an entirely different fusion that may or may not show up later depending on how you guys handle thisYou mean saphire fusing with MC ruby instead of garnet ruby? [/spoiler] we really need a nickname to differentiate the two main cast rubies[/spoiler]
>What kindergarten did you come from
You look up to Garnet and think to yourself for a second. You try to wrack your brain for any sort of gem that was labelled Garnet back on Homeworld. What was your job back on Homeworld Garnet?Garnet suddenly stops and looks to youG: I didn't do anything on HomeworldOh okay... hey wait a second! All gems had a purpose on Homeworld, you had to have had one right?G: NoOh cmon you had to.. its okay you can tell me- as soon as you say that you suddenly feel you foot press on something as you sink slightly downwardG: Look Out!>roll 1d20!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2737609
>>2737604A little slow on the draw bud
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2737609Dodge!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2737614Daaam.>>2737609
> I didn't do anything on HomeworldShe isn't lying because the Garnet never did anything for homeworld. The one that did somethimg were Ruby and Saphire.
>>2737662>that'sthejoke.jpg>>2737614Also hot damn, ruby has been acing these rolls writing
>>2737674Well she was made to fight. Talking is where the issues are.
>>2737680She may be a basic mook but at least she's competent at her job.
>>2737693She would be the leader of the mook squad.
You quickly look to where Garnet was pointing only to see an axe suddenly swinging in your direction. You very quickly jump out of the way and summon your weapon, grab the offending axe and throw it to the front of the room disabling all the other axes sprung by the trap.G:...A smirk appears on Garnet's faceG: that's certainly one way to make it past a trap. good job RubyGarnet simply walks forward and you look on in awe. You can't help but spring up in the air with a huge grin on your face as you race towards Garnet.As you two emerge from the previous hallway you look around and see remains of the former room all around youHuh.. It looks like Pearl and Amethyst haven't made it here yetG: It looks like we chose the right path, well let's start looking for that relic.Okay!>roll1d10
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2737745Hard act to follow but here I go
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>2737745RUBY POWER!!
>>2737752i think you are good bruh.
>>2737759>>2737752I followed it after all
>>2737752Maybe Ruby was defective,defective for being too competent for a RubyWriting
>>2737795I mean...she did managed to pilot a ship that required four other to do it all by herself.
>>2737802>>2737795>Inb4 we've been playing a ruby legendary among her fellow foot soldiers for unnatural skills in leadership, combat, mission completion rate, and intelligence (for a ruby)>Inb4 her disappearance is much more serious because she's considered a valuable assest by her superior>Inb4 she left never actually knowing any of this, because she just saw it as doing her job
As you search around the cavern you see something that catches your eye. You were familiar with things like these back on Homeworld. It was a Mirror.You pick it up and shout back to Garnet Hey Garnet is this the thing you were looking for? Garnet looks at you and you notice her eyes raise ever so slightly in shock.G: Yes, again good job Ruby. Now we should probably head back to Pearl and AmethystWith a nod you walk with Garnet back down the hallway you destroyed into the main room of the abandoned temple. There you found Pearl and Amethyst looking pretty frazzled.G: HelloP: Garnet! and.... RubyA: HaayyyP: So did you find the relicG: I didn'tP: oh..G: Ruby didP: what?!A: Whahaha-Aw yeah! Way to rock it rube!You smile taking in all the attention as you hold the Mirror in your hand. You give it a quick lookover in your hand. As you turn it around you notice something.P: well-Pearl grabs the mirror out of your hands and holds it close to herP: now that we have the mirror we can head back home right?G: Of courseA: Sure thang!As you walk away the thing you saw on that mirror was burned into your headIn the back of that mirror... was the cracked gem... of a Lapis Lazuli
and that's the end of the session! as usual, comments, questions and critique are encouraged!
>>2737894If the roles keep up as they are I might actually have to do something like this
thanks for running
>>2737900>[Desire to fullfill our main function intensifies!!]
>>2737910That would be fun.Thanks for running.
>>2737906If afterthoughts are something you're cool with writing, I'd love hear what garnet, amethyst, and pearl thought of ruby after the mission.
>>2737931>>2737910Homestly, finding out ruby was basically the gem equivalent of a special forces squadron leader and never even realized she wasn't considered a run of the mill ruby foot soldier would be a pretty neat twist.
>>2737939Garnet/Ruby&Sapphire:Ruby: She's awesome! I can't believe there's another Ruby just like me!Sapphire: I had faith in her the moment she helped save Steven.Amethyst:Oh man that ruby is so cool! She's just like our Ruby but not fused all the time! I gotta take the time to hang out with her!Pearl: Why is everyone so quick to trust her? she's a mysterious gem who came from Homeworld and now she's suddenly some sort of Ruby prodigy? I don't buy it
>>2737961What makes that even funnier is that not only would she be highly intelligent and highly capable, she would also be really young for a gem that adept at what she does
>>2737906>>2737961thus begs the question: is homeworld actually fighting anyone?
>>2738098Native populations of other prospective colonies, I'd imagine.
>>2738098>>2738105Considering the implications of creating Gem Colonies, I believe the proper term is 'Genocide'.
>>2738133Probably! I don't know if there's a different term if they are nonsapient.
>>2738163mass extinction? geocide?
>>2738187Sounds right.I'm digging the idea of unwitting super-elite Ruby, but I'm worried that the wind might be taken out of our sails via poor rolls in the future.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2738203let me reassure you
>>2738246not very reassuring but that's not in thread so
>>2737906Got a couple of critiques. Not sure if it bothers anyone else but your capitalization is all over the place, most notably in dialogue. I'd already recommended trying some of the text formatting options, such as a different color for certain gems or what have you, and using bold and italics can give lines a little more oomph when reading.On more of a discussion note, what do you think our fusions personalities will be? I'm curious if ours with Amethyst would have similar control issues to Sugilite. From how things look we won't fuse with Pearl anytime soon. Garnet might just be a larger more impulsive Garnet if how Ruby's fusing with each other seems to work.
has anyone seen a corrupt gem that looks like black angular naga with a diamond shaped gem?
>>2738739Do you mean in the show or is this a reference I'm not getting?
>>2738648Okay duly noted about the capitalization And thank you for reminding me about the text formatting I almost forgot that was a thing Fusing with Amethyst may seem to have that problem yeah, and I think your idea of a larger Garnet would probably be the same for Garnet too
>>2739007When's the next session boss?
>>2739351Today in the next few hours
>>2739366You the real MVP.
All of you are walking back to the temple after what ended up being a very eventful mission. Especially for your first one! Despite that though, you can't help but think back to that mirror that the gems were looking for. They said that it was a relic that allowed Homeworld to gain info during the war but you don't see how.It was just a vanity item things that gems used to look at themselves, as if they would ever need to change anyway. Gems that actually used mirrors usually never got into fights. Which meant they would never have to reform to begin with.However, your mind keeps going back to that lapis lazuli gem that was stored inside the mirror. Maybe you should get another look just to be sure?>>How do you do this?>Ask Pearl for the Mirror (polite)>Ask Pearl for the Mirror (agressive)>Tell Pearl why you be holding the mirror and not her
>>2739887>Tell Pearl why you should be holding the mirror and not herFinders keepers
>>2739887>Ask Pearl for the mirror (polite)
>>2739887>Ask Pearl for the Mirror (polite)Unlike on homeworld, Pearl actually outranks us here so we should be nice about asking. If she gets dodgy we can plan a stealth op with Steven to retrieve it later.
>>2739900>>2739906Okay it looks like we're gonna politely ask for the mirror Writing.
You want to investigate the mirror more but... Pearl is your superior. But you're the one who found the mirror to begin with! But you're just starting to get in the good graces of the gems! Oh gosh why does everything on Earth have to be so complicated! Maybe she'll give it to you if you ask politelyUh Pearl?P: Yes Ruby?She looks to you with annoyanceCan I please look at the mirror? I mean I did find it after all.Pearl looks ate you pensively, as if questioning whether or not she should give you the mirror. G: Come on Pearl, I think Ruby has proven herself trustworthyWith a huff Pearl hand the mirror back to you and you look it over once again in your hands. You flip it over just to be sure, and yes that was without a doubt the gem of a Lapis Lazuli stuck in this mirror. You turn back to face yourself and see your reflection. >>What Do You Do?>Take a second to admire yourself>Talk to yourself>Talk to the mirror???
>>2739944>Talk to the mirror???
>>2739944>Talk to yourselfMainly just mumbling about what this could be or why a Lapis would be in it.
>>2739950>>2739953It looks like we're going to talk to the mirror Writing.
You stop and look at the mirror, you really think to yourself. Could a gem actually be imprisoned in something like this? There was never any sort of reports of things like that happening on Homeworld. Maybe you could try talking to the gem within? That should give you proof right?Hello?.........Nothing, well that's embarrassing and to make matters worse now the crystal gems are staring at you.P: I know this might be hard for you to understand but mirrors can't talk back to you. You grimace and begin to blush, you make a mental note to not do that again, at least not in front the rest of the gems.G: You know Ruby since you performed above and beyond why don't you keep that mirror as a sort of memento? You beam and nod holding it closer to you chestP: Garnet are you sure that's?G: Pearl, that's enough.P: R-rightA: Hahaha! dang! You all arrive back at the temple and notice that quite a large amount of time has passed. Steven is talking to someone on the phone with a inquisitive expression on his face.>>What do you do?>Leave him be and continue to investigate the mirror>Ask who he's talking too>Show him the mirror
>>2740017>Ask who he's talking to>Show him the mirror
>>2740017>Leave him be and continue to investigate the mirrorHe'll find us when he's done. Not to harp on about it but don't forget about the formatting options
>>2740017>>Ask who he's talking too>>Show him the mirror
>>2740017>>Leave him be and continue to investigate the mirrorDoes anyone remember how Steven got Lapis out of the mirror?ANd let's also keep in mind that if we do get her out her gem is still cracked, and we're gonna need to deal with that somehow too
>>2740033He just pulled it out if I recall. And yea she's cracked but I think the gems will tell us about roses fountain potentially.
>>2740021>>2740028It looks like we're gonna ask him and show him the mirror! Writing!>>2740024right thank you
>>2740037Doesn't Steven know about his healing spit by this time, though?
>>2740051yeah he does, its how he heals lapis in canon
>>2740051>>2740054Ah I didn't think he did yet. Thought he got it between releasing her and then confronting her on the ocean tower before she left.
>>2740090But that's not a picture of peridot.
>>2740090>>2740093Liars, the both of youThough Peridot *is* a close second
Still happy about your job well done you run over to Steven only to stop as he still doesn't seem to be done on the phone. Hello Steven! Who are you talking to?S: Huh? Oh hey Ruby! It's Connie, do you wanna talk to her?Oh Connie! You had almost forgot! You feel sort of bad, it had been some time before you had last seen her.Okay, Id like to!Steven hands you the phone and you hear her voice on the other end of the call.C:Hello?Connie? Hello! It's me the Ruby!C:Oh Ruby hi! How are you?I'm good! What were you and Steven talking about?C:Steven asked me about school!School? C:It's a place where people go to learn new things!Oh! I'm learning how to be a Crystal Gem! does that mean me being here means I'm in school? C:Not exactly, oh geeze I gotta get to sleep! Tell Steven I call him back! Bye Ruby!The phone hangs up and you hand it back to Steven. you then perk up and show him the MirrorSteven check this out! It's a special gem relic from a long time ago!S: Wow! What does it do?It gives you information!S: Woah! how does it do that?...You realize you aren't sure, Homeworld used it, so it obviously must workS: I know we can ask Pearl for help!>Yeah, great idea!>No, let's not
>>2740108Ok well I fucked up the formatting there, All of Connie's dialogue is supposed to be italics
>>2740108>No, let's notClearly we should figure it out ourselves because it would impress her.
>>2740108>>No, let's notI am a fan of this line of reasoning >>2740119
>>2740108>No, let's not
>>2740108>No, let's not. She made fun of us last time.Unrelated but did Garnet ever tell Greg not to mention that she's a fusion to Steven? Because if he sees us he might let it slip a bit early.>>2740100Don't get me wrong, Bismuth is up at the top of the list. Though who I'm most excited to see so far is definitely Jasper.
>inb4 Jasper asking what we are doing here>inb4 sensei Jasper
>>2740137>Aquire big buff check puff>Give Steven a literal tiger momA man can dream.
>>2740137inb4 we get nut rolls and beat Jasper in a sparring match, finally recognize our strength and briefly go mad with power in an ultimately endearing way.
>>2740139*Cheeto Damn you phone posting!
>>2740132He has no idea garnet is a fusion. He won't know till just after Jasper is introduced.
It seems like the consensus is that we want to try and solve it ourselves! Writing!
>>2740155He does though. In keystone motel when he sees Sapphire he asks where the other one is. Plus I'd be it surprised that if in all the time he was dating Rose that neither Rose or Garnet showed him. Hell in the latest episodes Ruby went to Greg for advice.
That would make sense, Pearl seemed to be the gem that had the most knowledge regarding gem technology, which makes sense! Pearls are some of the oldest gems to ever be created, they usually served as gifts to those of high class, such as diamonds. However... Pearl still doesn't seem to be too keen on trusting you at the moment. Wait a second!Steven, what if instead of asking Pearl to help us we figure it out for ourselves! That way we can impress Pearl with how dependable we are!S: That's a great idea! ok!.........You both stare at the mirror unsure of what exactly you should try and do to activate itS: Well Pearl said it's supposed to give us information right? Maybe we could ask it something to show us!You could do that yeah, but last time you asked the mirror something it didn't respond to you? Maybe it's worth another shot?>Sure, try again>No, explain to Steven what happened
>>2740229>Sure, try again.But not here if Pearl is still around. Don't want her to interfere.
>>2740185....anon that's after Jailbreak, not before. Lapis is introduced way before that, and her mirror just showed up now.
>>2740229>Sure, try again
>>2740229>Sure, try again>Steven, why don't you try?
>>2740229>>Sure, try againWorth a second shot
>>2740246I'm aware it's after jailbreak but it didn't seem like Steven had told him. Plus he was completely unsurprised by the ice and everything.
>>2740241>>2740249>>2740253>>2740262It looks like we're gonna give talking another try, or more specifically, Steven! Writing.
Well, maybe the gem inside the mirror just needs a little more encouragement? That is if the gem inside was even conscious to begin with...Ah what the shale! It doesn't hurt to try!"Yeah that sounds good! Try and ask it something Steven!"S: Okay! Um hey mirror! Show me something amazing!You and Steven peer into the mirror with anticipation.........Nothing happens but despite that Steven begins to chuckle.S: Look Ruby, we're amazing!You simply let out a breath and chuckle as well. It was a stretch but you're glad you had Steven try anyway.S: Hey I have an idea! Why don't we show the mirror around town! That way it won't be so nervous about showing us stuff!>>What do you say>Sure! let's go!>I don't know about that...
>>2740272Oh shit, I misread your earlier post and though you were talking about steven, not greg. My bad, excuse my retardation.
>>2740292>Sure! let's go!I like peppy ruby
>>2740292>>Sure! let's go!About time we met the Townies!
>>2740292>Sure! let's go!>Tell Steve that we found it in some kind of prison the mirror must be really bored, so it makes sense.As bored as we were un homeworld.
Look's like we're going with Steven's idea! Writing!
okay guys actually something came up so I'm stopping it here for today, I'll answer any questions and comments you might have and then pick it back up tommorow!Sorry about that!
>>2736881Steven universe is one of the most autistic sjw fandoms of all time. Full of inconsistent stories and art, all the gems are women, all the evil ones are men. The makers said it was because they didn't want men identifying with the gems. All the voice actors are trash, they roped in a random tranny and all the black dudes in the office for it. 3 lesbians raising their overly loud autistic son while the dad pays so much in child support to his wifes former lovers that he needs to live in a van
Nice bait anon.
Really working to get that (you) huh?
Anyone else feeling that sudden blast of hot air? Kinda smelled like junk food and butt hurt but I really wasn't paying attention
so whats your favorite music in the show
>>2740904Ooooo that's a tough one. Both of the most recent ones are definitely ear worms. Probably Love like you or Do it for her.
>>2740916oh good choices but i really likehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXT8vRRXaZ0
>>2740935and lets not forget SMOKY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTale_6QxvE
>>2740904I like a lot of the tracks in the shows, in terms of background tracks, I love a lot of the fusion songs. If we're talking vocal then I like Love Like You, Do it for Her, It's over Isn't it. Going back a bit I also really like Comet>>2740916solid choices>>2740935>>2740938The fusions themes are great, good choices
Hey guys for however many of you are here. We know that most Rubies might look the same in terms of size and style but they can have different "outfits" What do you see our Ruby wearing in your head? I saw some suggest Kamina glasses at one point
>>2741158You can never go wrong with Kamina glasses
>>2741158Definitely a visor of some kind. Maybe kamina glasses after we've been poofed once or twice more. Maybe a deep V for the torso since that's where our gem is.
>>2741158Whatever black rubies normally have should be dark blue, so we're super stealthy on night missions >higher ups see us change our colors to something more tactical and think we're a genius>we just thought dark blue looked neat
>>2741158We should have a round afro instead of a square one.
>>2741158Probably some kind of understated and utilitarian long-sleeved uniform, maybe with some kind of helmet and visor. Like some cross between a Starfleet uniform and a fighter pilot’s jacket.It’d be something that the CGs might not recognize since they were out of the loop for so long. If we’re still going with the idea that the protagonist Ruby is some kind of SpecOps agent amongst her kind, it might be akin to how Char Aznable stood out amongst the rank-and-file in the Gundam series. Any other Homeworld gem might do a spit-take when they first set eyes on our Ruby, or even have some kind of nickname or special designation that our Ruby didn’t disclose because it didn’t seem important at the time.
>>2741985>Char AznableI came here to support this idea.
>>2741998and I came here to laugh at you agree
>>2742002Get back to writing the quest please you lazy fucker.
You stop and consider Steven's statement for a moment. While it seems kind of dense at first, Steven actually makes a good point. This mirror was in that temple for who knows how long and the gem that's been imprisoned probably hasn't seen anything other than that temple and the home"I think that's a great idea! You lead the way!"Steven jumps up and runs out with mirror in hand. You and him walk across the beach until you begin to near 'The Big Donut' the residence of two other humans.S: Hey Lars! Hi Sadie!Sa: Oh hey Steven! Who's you new friend!S: Hey Sadie this is Ruby! She's a new gem who came from outer spaceSa: Oh that's cool, Hi there! I'm Sadie!You simply wave at the girl unsure of what to say. L: Oh great, another freak to bring in troubleSa: Lars!L: whatever, its time for my break anywayThe boy walks back inside uncaringSa: Oh geeze, well Steven I hope you and your friend have fun around town, and cool mirror!S: Thanks! Cmon Ruby!Steven then takes you around the rest of the town until you two make a stop at the main pier near the beach. S: Oh man that was great, we gotta be on the look out for my dad! I think it would really cool for you two to-As soon as Steven began saying that a large moving vehicle approaches Steven!???: ...look out...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 7 (1d20)
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2742125
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2742125
Rolled 2, 6 = 8 (2d6)>>2742141god damn it I'm blind.
>>2742136>>2742135>>2742133Well guess this is good because if Ruby did anything she would end up punching the Mayor Dwey car to the orbit.
>>2742144good catch>>2742142it happens to the best of us>>2742145where's the die though
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2742125GOD FUCKING DAMN IT
>>2742151Nice roll, goes really well with the pic
>>2742151you're lucky you didn't need a high roll for this
okay well we clearly didn't do so good with this, but maybe that's not a bad thing? Writing.
>>2742160Aside from being a tough customer in our own regard, we are with Steven who has mainly defensive abilities.
You see the vehicle suddenly travel directly at you at Steven. In an attempt to try and save Steven you run in front of him and hold your hands to stop the vehicle in its tracks. ...at least that's what you would do if you didn't trip and fall on your face. In response to this Steven walks in front of you and hold out the mirror in a feeble attempt to protect you insteadS: Stop!???: Stop!As soon as you hear those words, the vehicle comes to a stop. ???: Excuse Me!S: Oh, hi mayor Dewey!D: Oh hello young citizen of Beach City! If you'll excuse me I need to head to the beach for my campaign. The man proceeded back into his vehicle and he made his way down to the beachS: Ruby did you hear that?"Yes but why would we care about his campaign?"S: No from the mirror! You look down at the mirror once again, you do recall hearing some extra, similar voices.S: Maybe we should try asking it something now?>>Do you?>Yeah, let me ask it something(if so what)>Yeah, you ask it something>No let's not
>>2742227>Yeah, you ask it somethingLapis probably only trust steven because he doesn't look like a gem
>>2742227>Yeah, let me ask it something(if so what)>How long have you being stuck?
>>2742238Or we can just try and find out and slowly gain the other gem trust?
>>2742227>>Yeah, you ask it something
>>2740904Late but Let's think about love from the recent bomb has wormed it's way in my head, I musted have heard it 20 times already. It's over isn't it is a close second.
>>2742227>Yeah, you ask it somethingDoesn't seem like it's responding to us.
>>2742249not a single music from season 5 was good in my opinion. Makes me wonder if we will ever get another memorable song like 'stronger than you' or 'It's over, isn't it?'
>Yeah, you ask it something
It looks like we're gonna ask Steven to ask it something instead! Writing.
>>2742270How much time do you consider a roll after you post? 10 minutes?
>>2742279It's usually fifteen but I have a bad habit of getting sidetracked
"Actually Steven why don't you try asking it something?" S: Me? "Yeah! You're the one taking the Mirror around town after all, I'm just along for the ride."S: Well okay, mirror! How do you feel!???: ...okay!...S: Good! "It looks like its using some of our words to talk to us!" S: Wow! Hey Mirror! Who am I????: Steven!S: Aw that's so cool! Hey Mirror what's her name?Steven points the mirror in your direction as you stare into your reflection. In a second it changes to Steven from your previous conversation with girl called Sadie???: Ruby!You let out a small smile as the mirror recognizes you.S: Aw that's so cool! We should- huh?Down on the beach Mayor Dewey is beginning to give his speech. S: Actually I got a better idea! Cmon Ruby!You and Steven head down to the beach with the mirror in tow, stopping near where Mayor Dewey is giving his speech.D: Citizens of Beach City! I'm so glad to be with today to clear the air!S: ppbbtthhhhSteven lets out a noise from holding his hand to his mouth.D: Right now I'm just bursting with pride for our fair city!???: ppbbtthhhhThe Mirror mimics StevenD: I can feel the winds of change beginning to blow!>>Do you make the noise too?>Sure why not!>Nah, you don't see why you should
>>2742308>Sure why not!Ruby is down for anything!
>>2742308>>Nah, you don't see why you shouldWe are a polite listener. The very model of a soldier. Ignore the fact that we deserted in the first place to join rebels.
>>2742308>Sure why not!Also, how did Lapis knew what a fart is? Gems don't eat
>>2742308>Sure why not!Don't be a stuck up ruby!
>>2742322>Sure why not!How do we know what a fart is?
>>2742319But that is boring. We lefed homeworld because we were done with that.
>>2742319Steven is our current ranking officer and is leading by example!
>>2742325we don't, gems don't have digestive systems
>>2742325We are just imitating steven
>>2742331then where does the food amethyst eats go?
>>2742308https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SGJDrVJzMIDO THIS SOUND also yes this is the sounds of a human
>>2742308>Sure why notWell if our older squad member steven is doing it then who are we to not join in.
>>2742334does she shit or does she like pass out the base components out of her body like some kind of greasy sweat?
>>2742338The show never answered this question. So I guess it's up to you
>>2742334>>2742338Its been stated that amethyst has shape shifted all the digestive features of human because she thinks its fun.
Also it looks like we're gonna follow the leader! Writing!
>>2742341so she shits chewed up food and not so chewed food or rotten food does she eat it again or does she feed some animal or mold or use it as fertilizer?
>>2742345i can she her making her head into a ass and just putting what looks like chewed food on a burrito LIKE OH GOD HELP ME
You put your hand to you mouth similar to Steven and the mirror imitating him."ppbbtthhhh"You, Steven and the Mirror continue to make this noise in between different parts of the man's speech which slowly causes the crowd to burst into laughter.You and Steven quickly abscond from the scene with the mirror in tow laughing all the way. Eventually you and Steven find yourselves sitting on the beach laughing an talking with the mirror.S: Okay I got another one! Hey Mirror, do you like me????: I-Like-you!S: Yay, hey mirror do you like Ruby?You look at the mirror once again as Steven points it to you and it changes its image???: I-like-Ruby!You perk up at the comment and blush slightlyS: Aw, Ruby it likes you!You simply smile as Steven continues to talk to the mirror, when it suddenly dawns on you. The entire reason you tried to talk to this mirror was because of the Lapis Lazuli gem trapped inside! you had been having so much fun you nearly forgot!>>What do you do?>Tell Steven about what you saw>Ask the mirror personally
>>2742355>Ask the mirror personally
>>2742355>>Ask the mirror personallyI still want to see steven bitch slap garnet though..
>>2742355>>Ask the mirror personally
>>2742355>Ask the mirror personallyNeed to confirm suspicions before worrying Steven.
Okay it looks like we're gonna ask the mirror to confirm our suspicions! Writing!
You stop an think about what you want to do for a second, now that the mirror seems to be fine with speaking...Maybe it's time you asked it some actual questions"Uh Steven could I see the Mirror for a second?"S: Huh? Oh okay! Here ya go!Steven hand you the mirror and you peer back at your reflection."Are you trapped?".........No answerS: Trapped? Ruby why would you-???: I-trapped?!S: Wait what did it just say?!"You're trapped? Trapped in the mirror?"???: Trapped in the mirror?S: Wait Ruby, i-is, is this thing a gem?You simply flip the mirror to its back and show Steven the gem placed in the mirror. Steven stares for a second and his mouth drops. S: We gotta tell the gems about this!>>Do you?>Yes! They're heroes! They should be able to help!>No! You don't know why but you feel like you shouldn't tell them
>>2742397>No! You don't know why but you feel like you shouldn't tell themActualy we do know why. Because last time when they saw a strange gem they captured and figthed it and that gem was us.
>>2742397>Yes! They're heroes! They should be able to help!
>>2742397>No! You don't know why but you feel like you shouldn't tell themI get the feeling that Ruby is familiar with the world of ulterior motives hidden behind good intentions, if she’s a veteran of many missions.
>>2742397>>Yes! They're heroes! They should be able to help!We are rubies. So, of course we will idolatrize the crystal gems.
>>2742397Actually yea, second >>2742403The first thing they did was attach when we were only trying to talk.
>>2742397>>Yes! They're heroes! They should be able to help!
>>2742397>Yes! They're heroes! They should be able to help!As strangely competent as our ruby seems to be she's also pretty damn naive.
>No! You don't know why but you feel like you shouldn't tell them
>>2742403>>2742407>>2742411>>27424264 for don't tell them>>2742409>>2742418>>27424243 for do tell themIt looks like we are... NOT going to tell the other gems about this. Interesting. Writing.
>>2742447I could see it as Ruby seemingly being naive, and being naive to an extant, but also has really good instinct that she just goes by instantly over anything else, even wanting to gain trust from her new superiors. She'd need to be pretty gutsy/impulsive to jack a ship and desert from everything she's ever known.
"Steven, I don't think we should tell the gems about this..."S: What, why?"Well think about it, who was the last gem that the Crystal Gems met?"S: It was you!"And what did the Crystal Gems do when they first saw me?"S: Oh they... attacked you..."Exactly, we can't take the mirror to the Crystal Gems, who knows what could happen to her?"Steven says nothing with a conflicted look on his face. You can't blame him, he's known for a lot longer than you have. Even though you've forgiven them for the misunderstanding you don't think the gem inside the mirror will.Eventually Steven sighsS: Okay, but how are we gonna get her out????: Get!-Me!-Out!Suddenly as if trying to get your attention the gem suddenly begins to shift, within it a swirling vortex of clouds. There you see a vision of two figures that look like you and Steven pulling the gem from out of the mirror.You and Steven look to each other and nod. You both flip the mirror and stare down at the gem in the center.>Roll 1d10!
>>2742465That's a good way to say it
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>2742481
Rolled 5 (1d10)
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>2742481Give me!!
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2742481
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>2742481
It's looking like we got a 7! Writing!
You and Steven simply nod, grabbing onto the gem in the back of the mirror you and Steven pulled as hard as you could. You grabbed at the gem with all your strength, knowing that it would eventually come out if you just...kept...pulling...Then with a pop! The gem was freed from the mirror and it proceeded to shatter into pieces!The gem flew from yours and Steven's hand and slowly began to form.Then, right in front of you you see a Lapis Lazuli, one of the high class terraformers of Blue Diamond's court with a cracked gem in her back slowly fall to the ground.You and Steven run up to her and grab her by her arms to help her out. On her face where there would be eyes are two mirror like surfaces.L: Thank you... You two didn't—You actually talked to me. You helped me!You and Steven look on dumbfoundedL: It's Steven and Ruby, right? I'm Lapis... Lapis Lazuli.L: Are you two really Crystal Gems?
AND THAT'S ALL FOR TONIGHT FOLKS! As usual any questions, comments, critique and ideas are encouraged and appreciated!
>>2742554Alright, we did it!....the others are gonna be really mad at us. >Inb4 we just give her our ship without thinking too much on it, completely skipping the ocean episode.>>2742558I enjoyed it, would an actual double jump using fire compressed from our feet be a thing we could do? maybe even figure it out well enough to just skip through the skip through the sky like Sanji could do in One Piece? I feel like that would be a cool high speed movement ability that isn't just straight up flight.
>>2742588I'll keep that in mind for if we ever have a training episode
>>2742588I was thinking about that. We can go and have a adventure with Lapis and Steve away from the gems.>>2742592Will you eventualy add modifiers on Ruby's rolls?
>>2742588Giving Lapis the ship would lead to some interesting consequencesbut the question is are you prepared to face them?>>2742631potentially? I would need to think of something that would a modifier in the future
>>2742650Perhaps after some Major event, we could add a +1 if we do well in it, to signify our growing experience?
>>2742738I think that would be fair yeah, maybe something along the lines of you guys always using your fire when you fight and that might give you a bonus.Definitely something I'll have to thing about
Okay guys quick update! I'm gonna be celebrating a birthday today so there probbaly won't be a Thread!But I don't want to leave with nothing so here is a rough concept drawing I did of what our Ruby potentially looks like! I may have messed up the Ruby position though just as a warning.I tried to incoorporate several things suggessted in thread, like a visor, round afro and a sort of more upper class design with poofy pants and a button up shirtI also added the diamond insignia and an armband that says 10-C since one of the rarest and most valuable rubies is a 10-Carat blood ruby
here's the pic Also keep in mind I'm not an artist
>>2743516>>2743520Not bad. So when we came out it was like Jasper but instead we were the perfect Ruby?
>>2743520Why does that uniform looks familiar?
>>2743651Not so perfect since we rebelled
>>2743672And Jasper went crazy and was beat by a sharp stick. Perfect physically doesn't mean perfect mentally.
>>2743669You could've compare it to any uniform with an armband and wouldn't look any less similar.
Umm, isn't her gem where a belly button would be on a human? It said so on the first thread.
>>2743898Given that he has the same artistic ability as me, which is to say close to none, they couldn't get it to look how they wanted so they just put the gem where it would fit better.
okay, makes sense. Just thought to point it out in case he had forgotten or something.
>>2743554Thanks>>2743651That's a good way of saying it yeah>>2743669complete coincidence, I don't even like that game>>2743672>>2743723this>>2743898>>2744265>>2744290As I was drawing the picture I realized that I had said the ruby was in the center of her body. By that point I had already drawn the ruby on her neck because I thought it looked good and it was too late to change it
woops forgot my trip
>>2745722soon give me a bit
>>2745941okay starting at 6:30
Woo! Can't wait!
>>2745945You the man OP!
L: It's Steven and Ruby, right? I'm Lapis... Lapis Lazuli.L: Are you two really Crystal Gems?You and Steven simply smile and nod in response. It was incredible, you had just freed another gem from their containment after what was most likely thousands of years! The gems would have to respect you after this! L: But you set me free?Wait what?S: huh?G: STEVEN! RUBY!Suddenly The Crystal Gems land behind you on the beach. "Look! Look! We saved a gem!"S: Yeah aren't you guys proud of us!?P: Steven! get away from her!You and Steven look back to Lapis confused only to see her bringing up a huge arm of water from the ocean. L: You knew I was trapped in there! DID ANY OF YOU CARE WHO I USED TO BE?!uh oh>roll1d10
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>2745994
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>2745994Me and Steven are relatively new recruits.
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>2745994
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>2745994I feel like we should go back to 1d20. It's too easy to get nice rolls with 1d10
>>2745999>>2746005Interesting... I guess we will take the 9 then?
and we're taking the 9! Looks like we really are the best ruby there is! Writing
Lapis slams her hand down on the beach, you quickly grab Steven and jump out of the way avoiding any potential damage. S: Guys?! What is she talking about?!You'd like to know yourself, the crystal gems wouldn't imprison other gems would they? Well I guess they did imprison you but those were different circumstances. This Lapis hasn't given any reason as to why they would've been imprisoned.L: Do have any idea how long I've been trapped in there?she swings at the other gems, it seems like they're having a bit of a tough time due to Lapis' constant barrage of water attacks. You have your weapon summoned in case you need to defend yourself but Lapis seems to be deliberately avoiding you and Steven."Does she not want to hurt us?"As soon as you say that you see a huge fist of water being hurled towards Pearl!"Look Out!">roll1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2746077Protect the fragile pearl!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2746077
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2746077PEARL! I will save you!
I feel like we should go back to 1d10. It's too easy to get bad rolls with 1d20
>>2746086Ruby receives her first actual oof. Writing>>2746124yellow pearl get outta here
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2746077Is it bo3?
>>2746133no its within a certain time limit
You quickly try to run to protect Pearl, as soon as you land in front of her, the fist connects. This sends you and Pearl across the beach slamming into the wall of the mountain. S: Ruby!All the gems look at where you both impacted. Lapis suddenly realizing who she just hit suddenly stops attacking. "ooougghhh"You groan, the hit having dazed you.P:uugghhhPearl does the same but quickly pushes you off of herP: Honestly, what exactly was your plan? Risk both of us getting cracked?Pearl seems frustrated with you. You can only wince in response.L: Leave her alone!Lapis suddenly shoots out a pair of water hands and grabs up the rest of the gems she then turns to the ocean and parts it, creating an opening. You and Steven quickly run up to her.S: Lapis please!"You have to stop!"L: Steven, Ruby! Come with me!S: Where?L: home.In an instant your body goes cold. Lapis wants to go back to Homeworld? Why? Homeworld is terrible! But she's been imprisoned for so long that...S: I-i uh>>...>Stay behind with the gems>Go with her but with the intent to convince her otherwise
>>2746150>>Go with her but with the intent to convince her otherwiseWe can explain why we left to her
>>2746150>Go with her but with the intent to convince her otherwiseLooking for write ins to convince her or will that be next post if the with her option wins?
>>2746150>Go with her but with the intent to convince her otherwiseWe should be there for our new friend, plus Pearl is a meanie.
>>2746165It's gonna be that and also a dice roll to see how well you convince her
>>2746173Bonuses or penalties based on the arguments?
>>2746181if you think that should be something I implement, do you guys want some sort of persuasion system?
>>2746185I think it would be fair to give bonuses for well thought out posts
>>2746185Either modifiers or changing the DC based on things like the circumstances in combat or our persuasiveness in a conversation.So in this company scene we'd either have some modifiers since it's 5v1 and Lapis isn't targeting 2 of us, or the DC would be lower. The inverse would be true as well. We start a fight with Jasper on her own in her makeshift zoo then the DC's are higher or we take some negatives unless we plan properly.
>>2746191"Okay"S&theCG's: WHAT?!S: Ruby why?! You grimace, you knew this would be the response you get but you had a plan. "I'm sorry, Lapis can I at least say good bye to Steven before we leave?"Lapis nods solemnly, she cares about Steven too after all. As you reach for a hug you lean into Steven's ear and begin to whisper."Steven I'm gonna try and get Lapis to stay on Earth, make sure you tell the other gems"You feel Steven tense up slightlyS: okay, be careful...You nod as you hug him and then separate. Simply look to Lapis and then nodding, she nods in return and you two begin to retreat into the opening that she made. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You are Steven Universe, the past few days of your life have been crazy. You've met two new gems and now both of them are leaving. Well one of them is the other is gonna try and convince her to stay. Which means you should probably tell the gems...P: OH I KNEW IT!uh ohP: I KNEW THAT SHE WOULD BETRAY US FROM THE VERY BEGINNINGG: Pearl calm downP: How can I be calm! Those two are going to make it back to Homeworld and bring the diamonds here! We're going to lose everything we fought for!G: You're overreacting A: Yeah Pearl cmon, I don't think Ruby would do something like that, she loves being a Crystal Gem!P: You've never met Homeworld gems Amethyst! They are deceitful, and don't care about the earth! That ruby has been against us since the very beginning!G:Pearl! That's enough!Pearl rears back and winces from Garnet's tone. Garnet subtly gestures to you with her head and Pearl suddenly covers her mouth. You don't know what your face looks like but it can't be goodP: S-steven, I didn't mean. I never meant that-You simply storm off to the Beach house completely forgetting what you had wanted to say.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Okay! Now we're gonna do something special! I want you guys to make write ins that have reasons to keep Lapis from going to Homeworld.A few things to keep in mind>Ruby isn't a cunning linguist, make sure to keep her dialogue simple>Lapises were high class members of a court, some of the reasons Ruby left might not apply to her
>>2746237Thought: Don't bluff. Ruby believes that being here is better than Homeworld, and will communicate that to Lapis, but Ruby will go back to Homeworld with her so Lapis can see so for herself if that's what it takes.
>>2746237We just left homeworld because it sucks. Plus you've been trapped for so long it won't be anything like what you were used to. Stay here with us and Steven! We can make our own place and won't even have to see the other gems if you want. And if you end up not liking it you can always leave at any point. Getting back here from homeworld is a lot harder than the reverse, we know! We just did that!
>>2746237"You've been trapped for thousands of years on earth. You can't just go back to homeworld. They are gonna shatter you for being a traitor!"
>>2746252supporting this one too.
We should hysterically prattle off all of them until Lapis tells us to slow down.
>>2746276While pacing in a circle. On fire.
>>2746294*Steaming the water
>>2746237You shouldn't go because we'd miss you!
>>2746237If you’re not a diamond, you’re a tool that the diamonds use to keep themselves comfortable. It might be a sweet gig for a while, but sooner or later they’ll throw you away for a newer and shinier one.
Okay it looks like we've got our responses, time to write. Get ready guys, its time to see we actually change the canon of SU or the future will refuse to change!Writing!
>>2746340Time to do the impossible!
>>2746343See the invisible ROW ROW Fight the Powah!
>>2746340I hope we can redeem Jasper
>>2746350Same. We'll have our own Crystal gems! With tiger mom! And green dorito!
>>2746340On one hand we'd get to spend more time with Lapis and further prove our competence, but on the other it'll probably push Peridot and Jasper back.
>>2746358Our ship probably has a tracker in it. If we were as competent and rare a Ruby as we seem, they might want to get us back while checking in on the cluster.
>>2746350That'll be tough, though I suppose if we took the sacrifice lapis did in canon and fuse with her to try to convince her earth isn't so bad that might work since she seemed so lonely after feeling what fusion was like. Honestly it's the only thing I can think of that could work.
>>2746372Are we aware that Stevens mom was Rose? I can't remember.
>>2746372The perfect Jasper with the perfect ruby. We would be PERFECT!
You and Lapis walk along for a quite a while, you try to tell her about Homeworld every chance you get but she always tells you save it until you get to Homeworld. You two walk for what seems like says until Lapis finally stops. L: Okay, I'm gonna activate my wings and then we'll fly to Homeworld!You simply nod slowly getting anxious. Lapis then jumps into the sky and tries to summon her wings only for her form to shimmer and fall to the ground."Lapis!"You quickly run over to her lift her up"Are you okay?"L: I'm fine but, my wings, with my gem cracked I can't summon them."Then maybe we should-"L: It doesn't matter, I'll just do this. In an instant Lapis drop the water and surround you both in it. From there you are suddenly being shot into the air on a pillar of water. You're going higher and higher until you suddenly come to a stop popping up due to the sudden stop. You lightly splash down in the water and look around you."Lapis, where are we?"L: Not far enoughYou suddenly peer over the edge and notice that Lapis is currently hoisting the entire ocean in a giant pillar."Lapis! This is crazy! You have to put the ocean back!"L: I can't! I just need to hold it up a little higher so I can get home!"Lapis Home isn't worth going back to!"Lapis suddenly stops to turn around and look at you. 1/2
>>2746381I don't think we were even on earth long enough to get the full story. I'm pretty sure ruby thinks steven is either some weird gem like garnet or just human.>>2746386No lie, a jasper/mc ruby fusion does sound it woyld more or less have cell's personality.
>>2746399Ruby currently thinks Steven is just a human
>>2746399That would be kind of funny. Jasper starts trying to convince us to come back and that we've been led on by Rose the whole time.
>>2746403>the eventual break upR: I don't know Jasper, the whole perfection thing our fusion was obsessing over was kind of weirdJ: look my half of the fusion kind of got carried away, but it'll be different from now on I promise.
>>2746399A more sentimental version of Cell, given how Ruby/10-C seems to form attachments rather easily. Might have more similarities with "Zen" Buu from DBM.
>>2746408R: Ok! Let's fuse again!L: Seriously!?We are the agreeable sort.
>>2746403>>2746408>>2746414>>2746416This is beautiful.
>>2746399>>2746414Or maybe even pic related. Muscle-fusion with fire-based powers and has a friendly/sporting side until he/she begins to lose, then goes berserk.
>>2746416Sounds more like an enabler in an abusive relationship.
L: What do you mean it isn't worth going back to! Homeworld is our home! Its where we were made!You have to tell her now's your chance! "HOMEWORLDISTERRIBLETHEYDOALLTHESEAWFULTHINGSANDTREATLOWERGEMSLIKEDIRTANDONLYUSEYOUTOGETANUPPERHANDANDTHEYTHROWOTHERGEMSIFHTEY'REASDFSDFADFDS...."You begin to rant pacing around in circles slowly getting angrier and angrier as you go on . You don't realize it but the water you're standing on begins to boil and steam as without realizing it you've practically set yourself on fire!L: Wait! Wait! Ruby-Ruby calm down! I can't understand you if you're talking like that.You pause to look at yourself and then stop. You take a deep breath and turn to Lapis. "Lapis let me ask you, how long were you in that mirror?"L: I was put in there during one of the battles during the war. "Lapis do you know how long ago the war was?"Lapis' eyes widen, as if that was just now something that dawned on herL: I-i"It was more than 5000 years ago Lapis"Lapis' eyes widen once more and she grabs her arm, suddenly realizing everything she's missed."Lapis Homeworld is awful, why do you think I would leave to begin with?"She stays silent"If you're not of use to them Lapis they'll throw you away! Do you know how many Rubies I've seen get bubbled because they didn't perform up to standard!"She stays silent still"Plus the diamonds wouldn't care! If you went back after being on earth so long do you think they'd welcome you as if you were a Homeworld gem!? You'd be shattered!"Lapis grips her arms tighter but still says nothing"Plus if you left, me and Steven would miss you... doesn't that count for anything?"L: I... I don't ...>roll1d20+4 (good job on those write ins guys!)
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2746438ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH
>>2746416Ha, can't argue with that
Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2746438
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2746438
>>2746449The hero we needed!
Rolled 15 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>2746438We can do it!
I wouldn't mind a fusion with Jasper being somewhat like pic related.
>>2746449I like you.
>>2746461>Cell like personality, but less evil>asura like, but red-ishNow we just need an appropriate gem themed name>>2746468>>2746458>>2746450I'm just glad my luck held on what was a pretty important roll
it looks like the 19+4 which is 23. Writing
>>2746473Sunstone, Rhodonite, Agate.Sunstone and Agates are more orange-ish, but I think we can fudge the details for a cool-sounding name.
>>2746488I like Sunstone it fits with Jasper character and Ruby hot personality.
Before Lapis can answer your question you hear a sudden rumbling at the bottom of the tower. L: huh?"What is that?"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Let's have some fun)You are>Steven>Amethyst>Garnet>Pearl>Connie>Greg
>>2746488Considering how orange Jasper is we don't have to fudge much. I think sunstone would be the most fitting.
>>2746492>PearlShe's the most antagonistic, and therefore the most interesting to explore.
>>2746492>GregI'll always vote for more Greg.
>>2746492>GregThe only human alive who killed a Gem.
>>2746488I could see sunstone. Rhodonite would be perfect for a steven/ruby fusion instead, especially since it's more pink/rose-pink. Agate are actually a normal gem type in universe, they're bodyguards or something like that. I remember because this quest made me want to rewatch some stuff and it was mentioned in the trial episode.
>>2746492>GregThough I could go for Pearl or Garnet
>>2746499Holly blue agate ran pinks human zoo. And rhodonite appears to be a pearl and Ruby fusion.
>>2746499>>2746509yeah this p much
>>2746492>PearlI like Greg, but I want to know what's going through Pearl's head when she realises how cool we are.
>>2746514>>2746509Damn I totally forgot about her
>>2746492>pearlI don't remember if we ever interacted with greg. So there is no point in being him
okay, counting the votes!
>>2746544We haven't. Hence why we should.
>>2746494>>2746519>>2746532>>27465444 votes for Pearl>>2746496>>2746498>>2746501>>2746507>>27465085 for greg>>27464971 for StevenWell, well, well it looks like we're playing as Greg "Murdercock" "Cherry Man" Universe
>>2746561hopefully we break both our legs
>>2746561Lets give Steven some siblings!
>>2746570But Jasper isn't here yet.
>>2746570Greg likes tall and thicc girls. Ruby and Lapis aren't his type.
You are Greg Universe and oh man what have you gotten yourself into. Earlier today Steven came to you since he needed some transportation. Of course you were all like 'Sure thing kiddo!' What you didn't know was that he was leading you right to a new one of his gem friends. You finally approach the place and look up, you say the first thing that comes to mind"I could make an album cover out of this"S: okay Ruby and Lapis must be at the top of this pillar. C: This is amzing! It's like a giant aquarium!A: So what's the plan? We ridin up this thing and giving Lapis a real talking to?S: No! no, let me just... try talking to her.You see Steven walk up to the pillar and look up. S: Lapis! Ruby! Can you hear me?!Then suddenly a face shows up in the waterL: What is it Steven?S: Lapis stop this! you have to put the ocean back!L: Now's not a good time Steven.G: Lapis Lazuli! You have stolen very precious to earth!A: Yeah!P: We are The Crystal Gems! We won't let you get away!L: uugghhhh!The face retreats into the pillar and from it come 3 copies of Steven and the gems made of water. The gems draw their weapons ready to fight!>>Well>Go get em you guys!>Good Luck Guys, I'll just uh.. Stay in here!
>>2746586>Good Luck Guys, I'll just uh.. Stay in here!
>>2746586>Try talking to her, from a safe distance. See if she'll let Steven up or in or whatever.
>Good Luck Guys, I'll just uh.. Stay in here!
>>2746586>run the copies over
>>2746586>Good Luck Guys, I'll just uh.. Stay in hereGod dammit guys Ruby and Lapis are kinda talking here!
Looks like we're staying in here. Writing!
>>2746624Hey soneone needs to make sure the ride is safe. Beside Greg would just be in their way.
You wish the gems luck and roll up your window. You've always sort of seen gem business on the sidelines but seeing it up close, geeze. You wonder if Steven is a little in over his head sometimes. You take a look through the window and... oh man, things are not going great right nowGarnet is trying to fight back her double with all of her might. Pearl has two spears out and is parrying for all she's worth. Amethyst is trying to whip the monster or throw things at it to no avail. Then you look at... Steven?!Steven and Connie have their heads submerged in spheres of water. "Steven!"Okay that's it you may not be a gem but you've gotta help your kid and his friend!>roll 1d20!
Rolled 8 (1d20)
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2746636Save our son!!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2746636
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2746636
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2746636
>>2746641Okay this is my second crit-fail i will just stop rolling.
>>2746651try again bud
everything is awful it's raining ones constantly
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>2746651>>2746652I don't know how this works, honestly
Rolled 11 (1d20)First time rolling!
>>2746657well it doesn't matter if you don't know how cause you just saved Greg's legs
>>2746657I take that back, apparently I know how this works the best.
>>2746657THE PERFECT PLAYER
Well it looks like not everything can be different. Writing.
>>2746674You want Greg to break his leg?
You start up your car and rev it up, you drive around and hit the water clone version of your son.S: Dad!"Hey kiddo, if these are the types of things you do on these missions I don't think I'm so cool with them anymooooo-"S: DadYou're launched into the air in your car and suddenly land with a crash! You manage to get the door open and fall out. You try to stand up but your leg is in intense pain!"Oh yup, that'll do it"Steven and Connie run up to you"This is why you always wear seatbelts kids"Steven look over to his clone and starts walking towards it. S: Lapis! Come out here! I don't want to fight anymore! The clone of Steven simply glares and creates a waterballS: I said... https://youtu.be/_ddLpHci8hY?t=2m24sIn an instant the soundwaves that bounced off of Steven's shield causes all of the clones to disperse, leaving Steven to unequip his shield.In that moment you had to admit, you've never been prouder to have Steven as your son.S: Lapis! Take me up there! I wanna talk to you and Ruby!A face materializes from the pillar, it looks... guilty?L: don't worry Steven, we're coming down there instead1/2
>>2746689I want him to have his character development with steven when he lies about breaking his leg
>>2746726That's fair. Looks like you're getting your wish. Maybe we can bank the 20 for a critical moment.
You are Ruby and you and Lapis are about to go to the ground and explain everything to the gems.Lapis and you slowly descend the tower. You peer up to Lapis and she simply nods her head. You two arrive at the bottom and walk out of the pillar. You see the gems ready their weapons cautiously."You guys its okay, we just wanna talk, really"L: Ruby told me, a lot of things on the top of the pillar. She told me about why she's here, she told me how long its been since I've been in there. She told me what would happen if I went back.Everyone stares silentlyL: She told me about how she want to help the Earth. About how she didn't want me to leave cause her and Steven would be sad. The gems lower their weapons but don't dismiss them.L: Let me get something clear, I don't believe the Earth is worth caring aboutThe gems glare at herL: But-The look puzzledL: If Steven and Ruby like enough and if Homeworld is as bad as Ruby says, then I don't see the harm in sticking around.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7qj2YFf1kS:R-really?L: Yeah... reallyS: Yay! Steven runs up to the both of you and give you both a big hug! S: Thank you Ruby!You simply rub the back of your head and grin. The Crystal Gems walk towards you and at first say nothing..........G: Good job Ruby! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bauCeRvAeZMA: Yeah girl! Lovin' the earth is what the CG's are all about! By the way, I never doubted you for a sec!You look to PearlP: I will fully admit that... I was wrong about you Ruby. I see now that, you care about the Earth and wish to protect it as much as the rest of us. I'd be proud to call you a Crystal Gem.You jump into the air a yell out with joy!"I DID IT! THE CRYSTAL GEMS LIKE ME!"Lapis smirks at you but then frowns again. S: huh? Lapis what's wrongL: Nothing it's just, I wish my gem was fixed.S: Oh I can fix that!You&L: You can?!S: Yeah I have healing powers just uh turn around and I'll handle the rest. Lapis does so and Steven proceeds to cover his hand in saliva and pat Lapis' gem. With a bright flash from her eyes, Lapis' gem reforms and wings sprout free! L: Thank You Steven!Lapis is smiling her eyes now normal! Steven offers an awkward response and with the help of Lapis begin your walk back to Beach City. The Crystal Gems weren't what you expected when you first joined but one things for sure, you wouldn't have them any other way.END OF EPISODE 2
>>2746739Thanks for the quest bob
>L: don't worry Steven, we're coming down there insteadFUCK YES!
Well Guys thank you for joining! I could not be happier with how this session turned out! FRom you guyd picking Greg to rolling well enough to convince Lapis! It look like we're well on our way for some fun new stuff in this canon!As usual, comments, questions and critiques are appreciated. I'll also be around to talk before the next episode which will be:Episode 3: Training Daze and Family Stays!
>>2746756Thanks for the session.
>>2746766anytime! well most of the time anyway
>>2746755Will Lapis acts depressed all the time?How will our actions affect peridot and Jasper finding the crystal gems?Are we more like a big sister or an aunt to Steven?
>>2746755Thanks for running! So far all of our Ruby's interactions with the cast have been really cute and I love it.What are everyone's thoughts on us currently?
>>2746755Thanks for the session deku, it was a good day. are character afterthoughts still a thing you're willing to write?
>>2746781>Will Lapis acts depressed all the time?She has no reason to, she's with her friends!>How will our actions affect Peridot and Jasper finding the Crystal GemsNot as much as you might think, the main reason Jasper and Peridot came to Earth was because of the gems destroying Peri's things, Lapis being an informant was just something that ended up happening since she went back to Homeworld.>Are we more like a big sister or an aunt to StevenMore like a sister for sure
>>2746785>>2746786I definitely can do that! I'll write them up now
>Pearl:I really did misjudge her, I hope that I can make it up to her in the future>Garnet/Ruby&Sapphire:R: Looks like your future vision was a little off ey Sapphy!S: alright alright, I've never been more glad to be wrong! I think Ruby is gonna be a great addition to the team>Amethyst:Man Ruby is just doing all sorts of Cool stuff! We gotta teach her how do other cool things like fusion!>Greg:She seems nice>Steven:Oh man Ruby is great! I knew she'd be able to convince Lapis! One more member to the team!>Connie:I can't believe Ruby has done so much since we parted ways! Glad to see she wasn't some super villain!>Lapis:Not only was she my first friend but she was able to warn me about Homeworld. With her and Steven here, maybe earth won't be so bad
>>2746857>Everyone likes Ruby!So where will Lapis and us be staying? We already just kinda wander the beach since we don't have a room and I'm pretty sure Lapis won't want to be that close, at least initially.
>>2747239Not sure--when does The Barn get introduced? That was season two or three, wasn't it? Cos other than that, pickings are kinda slim for shelter--we could maybe swing something in town, but the Townies are still kinda not hot on the original three rock lesbians.Oh God, are we taking the place of Peridot as the plucky, lovable, bratty B-team support character?
>>2747288Huh. We kind of are, but we're not bratty. It would be interesting for Steven to bring us around the town to try and find us a place to stay. Maybe Greg puts us up at the wash instead of the barn. He must have an office or something in there we could convert into a room.
wait we are hot we can heat up our fists and make glass or melt stone into bricks!
i have a idea if we can shape shift good enough for long enough periods we could make a segmented metal shell as armor and or also a weapon
>>2747319here is another one also for the shellalso we could with our hands and shape shifting make stone bricks or dry mud into clay blocks
>>2747320I think this would be a pretty good look if we fused with Bismuth.
us and garnet?
>>2747321i can see that
Our super move could be heating up our weapon to a explosive glowing orange. Also what kind of weapon do we have?
>>2747337A gauntlet if I remember correctly.>>2747323Given how fusion works with gems of the same type, I think we would just be a bigger, redder, more impulsive Garnet.
>>2747341fusion works in weird ways but dont that only work when they are of the same type?
>>2747342Yea but you have to remember that we're not fusing with Garnet, we're fusing with Ruby and Sapphire.
>>2747348still sapphire is there when one of a different type means it will not just be bigger and redder its a mix it means us fussing with garnet it like mixing tow chemicals getting a new one then mixing in more of one type it will not just be two red and one blue it would be purple mixed with red
>>2746857>We gotta teach her how do other cool things like fusion!>fusionNo to lewd Ruby isn't for fusion with diferrent gems that is...so not allowed...
>>2747317Time to build a glass house. We can have Lapis use her water to cool down the glass for us.
>>2747239We may have to hit up the barn but unlike the show, it won't cause Lapis to de-develop!>>2747317>>2747319>>2747320armor for gems is a weird thing. Pearl very obviously has multiple weapons stored in her gem. But I'm not sure if we can store armor in there and summon it for later. >>2747337yeah it's a gauntlet>>2747341>>2747342>>2747348>>2747355I still think Garnet fusing with Ruby will probably just end up being a bigger Garnet that's more Ruby like>>2747391I mean she's gonna have to learn how to do it eventually>>2747405If I could feasibly find a way to write that happening I would
>>2747511We could still have armor though. I mean Bismuth had and wears some.
>no one's suggested building our own version of Mother BaseC'mon guys, we defintely have the ability to be Big Boss Ruby.Would it be possible to make our gem protrude like a horn?
>>2747648 we would need a lot more gems than "10-Carat and couldn't bear it" Ruby and Lapis"Shattering spree out at sea" Lazuli
>>2747710That's why we'll enlist Jasper and Peridot, and THE CLUSTER
>>2747710>>2747736First off: Revolver peridotSecond: There's also Bismuth, potentially 5 more rubies, and anyone that wants off of the zoo.
>>2747747Oh also topaz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlmfPB20Ln4Well guys suffice to say this quest is gonna have material to work with for quite a while
>>2747835I'm excited!Also when's the next session?
>>2747943I'm gonna wait until the other thread drops off the board and then make a new thread for the new board. Which reminds me! I need to archive this thread!
>>2747951new thread for the new episode*
The thread has been archived!
>>2747511>>2747527>>2747951Well there is a lot of sand around the beach and Ruby always gets hot and bothered when she thinks of homeworld (also do all rubies have the fire power?).She could just make glass using her heat and the sand around the beach with a couple of wood board to serve as a plataform.We could always jus roll to see how good we make the house
Guys guys, I got it, instead of the Barn, how about us and Lapis just move in to Greg's car wash?Think about it. Lapis can rinse and spritz the cars, and then we use our mighty ruby powers to dry them off!
>>2748116That is...actually a pretty doable idea.
>>2748116>>2748201Does no one read other posts anymore?>>2747303
>>2748253Nah reading is for clods
>>2747288>Oh God, are we taking the place of Peridot as the plucky, lovable, bratty B-team support character?Depends on how we develop 10-C, really. Now that she’s formally a part of the CGs, she won’t have to work as hard to impress them and her more martial instincts could start to show. Pearl might actually get along real well with 10C if we play up the dutiful aspects, or might be frustrated if we decide that 10C has a knack for improvisation/unpredictability and had a successful military career with the Homeworld because of it.
>>2748269Speaking of 10C, perhaps we should grant her a name.Names are special. With a name of her own, she won't just be 'Ruby 10C', she'll be...Herself.
>>2748306I've thought about this tooI've tried to brainstorm some names and I've come up with>Belly>Cee>Ren>HomyAll sort of related to Ruby and stuff about her but if you guys have suggestions go for it
>>2748338We could always just go by Big Boss
>>2748345Well, she *is* the Big Boss...Of Rubies, anyway. Compared to the rest of the fodder that make them up, she'd certainly be a legend on par with Boss.
>>2748360>inb4 we get treated like a hero when the rubies show and they think we're on some top secret mission
>>2748338Could just go by Red. All the other rubies definitely have to call us boss though.
Name ideas: Rubelle Ruben Rube Rubex RubuBig Red, Arr, Button, Rebel, Ember, (Rub Rub :^) )
>>2748338It would be fine if we are just Ruby. The crystal gem didn't change their names. But it would be sick if homeworld gave us a nickname like Rucy or something else, for the 10-C
Why not give ruby a name after her personality like smiley or happy. P.S. Totally think sapphire wants to get in a threesome with ruby. She likes all the cute ruby's.
>>2748562Pepper? Because we're peppy and share many characteristics of peppers.I may be drinking.
>>2748601On all levels including physical, we are a pepper.
>>2748419>RedThis one really works for me. I don't know, it's just fits, plus it's short and sweet like ruby
>>2748419>>2748601I like Red and Pepper so far
>>2748687full name is Red Pepper
How About... Sunny?
I liked Cee and Rucy, so I'm gonna suggest RuCee cause I think it's cute
>>2748691Amethyst an some others could call us red while Steven and Lapis could call us pepper. Or something.
>>2748687Are you running tonight boss?
>>2748844Nah I'm waiting a few days to 1. take a break so I don't get burned out and2. wait until the other thread drops off the board
>>2748853Fair enough. Just making sure I don't miss anything if I don't keep checking in tonight.
Pepper is a neat name, we could have Redd as a surname.
Do any of you folks have steven universe artists that I could possibly commission to get a picture of Ruby?
>>2749626i just use deviantart to browse #
>>2749943https://www.deviantart.com/tag/steven_universethen its look after someone that can draw in the canon style while doing commissions
>>2749626You're not gonna find much of a good answer asking here, Deku.If anything, just browse Tumblr, see if you can find anyone who arts gud, and then see if they're taking commissions. Can't be that hard to find someone you might fancy.
also is there not a ruby with a gem in the navel or do we have it in the middle of the chest?
https://www.deviantart.com/watergems/art/P-RUBY-737842189found this but you are going to need to ask permission
found this also
>>2750021First thread said chest, but I guess it's navel now
>>2750290Deku decided to let us vote on it at the start of this thread and we ended up with a belly gem like Steven.
>>2750094its in the middle of the body but i can decide if its chest or belly? its atleast in the central area
>>2750770Well I already said that she had a Ruby Bellybutton so it's confirmed where it is
I wanna start our own Homeworld Crystal Gem team with us, Lapis, Peridot, and Jasper
>>2751554We could probably swing topaz and the other rubies too if we play our cards right.
>>2751554I'm all for ruby being made leader of the crystal gem's secondary team. Multiple outposts and shit. Maybe we could even turn the barn into a fortified defense point with turrets and stuff. I know some anons were thinking of living at the carwash with lapis and I see the appeal but I actually really like the barn, farming and all that.>>2751567Topaz seems like a good possibility, assuming we get the chance to meet her and/or get on the ship with steven if it still ends up going that way
>>2751641We could start at the wash since it's only 2 of us and I'm sure Steven and the cgs would want us close so we can go on missions. Once we get more recruits then we'll have to relocate.
If Ruby, Lapis, Peridot, and Jasper fused what would the resulting fusion be called
>>2751992Well, ruby + saphire might make bloodstone
>>2751992Or maybe Pietersite
>>2752012>Implying we wouldn't be a fusion to surpass metal gearAnon please
>>2752018I don't think we could pull of the look...
>>2752030Never know till ya try though. *Shrugs*
>>2752024Think I found what a Ruby+Jasper fusion would be.
>>2752044Not feminine enough.
>>2752023I think this could make a really good ruby/lapis fusionWith this >>2747319 either being a steven/ruby fusion or the power that comes from the lapis/ruby fusion. Either steven's shield and ruby's gauntlets fuse to become a full armor weapon or lapis' water cools ruby's fire to make stone armor all around their body. It being a steven fusion makes more sense with the armor, but the more elegant look to it is fitting for lapis.
>>2752130Thanks>>2752154I can see the second being a steven/ruby fusion
>>2752308Already seen the whole episode, thought it was good
>>2753060That pearl was fucked up and I hope to see more of it.
Also next thread possibly tomorrow or the day after since the original thread is gonna fall of the board soon and I don't wanna clog the board with three threads at a time
>>2753344you could continue with this one
>>2753344So how's today looking for another session? I need my fix Deku
>>2755529idk you tell me