Welcome to Steven Universe Rebel Ruby Quest! In this quest you play a young Ruby (who isn't one right now) who landed on Earth after fleeing Homeworld in hopes of becoming a Crystal Gem!In the last episode We began a spar with the crystal gems, after we started getting our gem behind handed to us Lapis swooped into try and help us. This causes the two of you to fuse and in the confusion, unfuse. After this the gems with Garnet split up into two gems, and go to look for you and Lapis. They succeed and after bringing the two of you back allowed you to fuse into who you are now... TanzanitePrevious Threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Rebel%20RubyThread 4.2: https://yuki.la/qst/2821066#topDiscord(For when I go live):https://discord.gg/Duy6eTR
You are Tanzanite and right now you are facing The Crystal Gems. They are all looking at you with smiles on their faces. Elated to see that you've returned to them. Well let's not leave them hanging shall we? >What do you say?
>>2866504>Hi!?The enthusiasm of Ruby, the reserve of Lapis.
WE NEED A THEME SONG
>>2866504>Let's see what I can do.>fight
>>2866510supporting and i propose thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toOFSVmyIuwas our theme
>>2866510>>2866508I say combine these, have that initial Hi?!Then go......uh let's fight! That clearly is Ruby shining through
>>2866518I'll change to this.
>>2866513I'm definitely okay with this if Deku will allow it.
I will allow it just me a second to write it up
>This feels... Nice.
"Hi?!" you shout out in confusion and also happiness? The gems simply look shocked before stepping back for a second and simply smiling at you. G: Is there anything you want to say?"....uh let's fight!"The gems once again seem surprised but simply look to you and nod, very well, would you like to fight one of us or all of us?>Garnet>Amethyst>Pearl>All of themsorry for the delay
>>2866585>All of themRuby was doing better than expected on her own. Let's try with more even odds.
>>2866585>All of them!Of course!
>>2866585>All of themWe're a big gem.
>All of them
Okay we're fighting all of them again!>roll 1d20+10!
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866614And we can't critfail right?
Rolled 1 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866614
Rolled 6 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866614
Rolled 11 + 10 (1d20 + 10)
>>2866618That's correct! >>2866622This is our roll writing!
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866614AWESOME POWER
>>2866632>can't critfailThat's a relief
You get ready to advance on the gems, this is incredible, all of the gems are coming at you from all sides and you are able to read all of their moves and counter them as they come. As Garnet throws punches you grab them. As Pearl goes for spear jabs you avoid them. Whenever Amethyst lashes her whip you can weave through them. You've never felt something like that before. Well that was enough of that!You jump up into the air wings sprouting from your back."Cmon you guys, I expected more of a challenge"Garnet gives off a small laugh and jumps up into the air and goes to punch you but you simply grab and toss her back down.You prep your gauntlets and look down towards them. "Here I come!">roll1d20+10
Rolled 20 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866704>GauntletsSo confirmed we have two as Tanzanite?
Rolled 3 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866704PLEASE
>>2866707LET 'ER RIP
Rolled 9 + 10 (1d20 + 10)>>2866704>>2866707Damn dude!
>>2866707We overdo it and have to apologise?"Oh my gosh I am so sorry! Is just that I didn't knew I was so strong and... are you okay?"
DID SOMEBODY SAY ORA???
>>2866747We have twice that many arms.
>inb4 we poof or shatter them all
woof okay we hit that nice 20! Writing!
>>2866757Is a spar, we aren't monsters.
You fly to the ground at incredible speed and slam Garnet into the floor. With an incredible speed and accuracy you create several water spears and throw them at Pearl and Amethyst. The two rush forwards to you shooting projectiles and lashing out with whip beams. You weave through them with movements that are somehow jittery and fluid, as if with every jerk of your body you lead into another smooth transition to narrowly avoid the attacks before you.P: Well Amethyst it looks like Tanzanite is a little more capable than we thought!A: Yeah! Don't you think so Garnet?you look to where you slammed Garnet into the ground and see her already rise up from her spot. G: I do, maybe we should do something to even the odds a little bit. How about it you two?Pearl and Amethyst simply nod from their positions on the side of you and jump over head both preforming a dance move on the way up. You attempt to jump up and beat them to the punch but something unexpected happens. There's a sudden flash of light and sudden a blur goes past you readying themselves. You hit the ground and look to the figure only to see another gem, not Pearl or Amethyst. They were tall and had two arms on both sides of their body. They were dressed in a garb that was unfamiliar to you but those two gems were unmistakable. They were a fusion of Pearl and Amethyst. "Who are you?"O: I am Opal. Garnet then walks to the side of Opal and summon her gauntlets and new pair of goggles as well.G: Alright Tazanite let's go, it's one on two."Ha! If that would be the case if you're even able to hit me!"The three of you rush forward preparing to clash!
>>2866819Do we need another roll or is there a part two incoming?
That's it for this session you guys! We'll see if I can pick it up tomorrow>>2866832nah that was it my bad
>>2866837np. Look forward to seeing how this goes.
Hey, Deku, if you were to make a tier list of combat ability amongst canon characters in SU, where would Rebel Ruby and Tanzanite fall? This is metagaming, but I think its a valuable point of reference to help us play them in the future.
>>2866965Uh okay let me think for a second speaking in terms of realism in regards to the show and not the rolls we've gottenOpalLapisGarnetRebel Ruby is equal toPearl Amethyst StevenI don't think I can place Tanzanite on this scale just yet
>>2866973Also this only covers characters we've encountered in the quest currently
>>2866975Thank you! And also, understandable! This is valuable information.If you're willing, could add in generic versions? For instance, where a generic Quartz, Sapphire and Ruby might fit in?
>>2866976OpalLapisGarnetRebel Ruby is equal toPearl Generic Quartz equal to?Amethyst StevenGeneric RubySapphireSapphire is at the bottom because we never actually see them fight so I'm not actually sure if they have any battle prowess, ice powers one thing
>>2867271She did have a 3 Ruby escort but it's not exactly clear if that's because of her status or her ability to defend herself.Still though, our Ruby is stronger than the average quarts! That's pretty nuts.
>>2867337And even though she officially ranks under Garnet, the Gap is close enough that RR can win.
>>2867384I think a decent chunk of that was Garnet running on outdated info but it was a cool fight regardless.
>>2867389outdated information and also 20's can't forget those
>>2867704Still, the fact that there's currently only 1 nonfusion gem stronger than us is crazy.
>>2867704We having a session tonight btw?
>>2868019No were picking it up tommorow
Well, a lapis is not a combat gem like a ruby but they have predictive abilities outstripping garnet and are actually shown to be incredibly fast. So combine those and the "Cold" abilities and she can dodge until her opponent tires or until an opening presents itself (I dont think she is "Ice" but rather "Cold" due to her inability to shape or control ice).Also has anyone considered that rubies dont use "Fire" so much as "Heat"?
>>2869098I'm thinking it's more for escaping due to her value. Sapphire's can move incredibly fast to get away and leave ice to trip up pursuers. Speaking of had Sapphire ever summoned ice or cold from anywhere but her feet/lower half?
>>2869098I think you meant Sapphire and yeah that's a fair point to consider.>>2869155This is an interesting take on her powers, I never considered this, nice thinking there
You know.... I can think of our fusion's element. Steam. Heat + Water = Steam.As for a weapon... Well I dont think Lapis type gems are meant to be combatants. I think her gem classes purpose might be something along the lines of long distance scouts (Their space flight capabilities) with water abilities to aid in self defense. I think our weapon might be something along the lines of a bomb glove that generates pressurized steam bombs. Also add in some stealth skills in the resulting steam clouds and 3 dimensional maneuvering and thought brought on due to the ability of flight and lapis's experience with said mode of movement and we have a ninja gem with pressurized hot water and air bombs at her disposal.
>>2871857While it's a neat idea we are still pretty huge as Tanzanite. It would make it a bit hard to hide.
>>2872118I floated some steam possiblities in a previous thread. In a sufficiently large steam fog, Tanzanite could still hide, especially if she's light on her feet, like the Georgian Folk Dance influence would suggest.Tanzanite has been confirmed to have gauntlets (plural), though if they've changed in behavior we don't know. Tanzanite can also fly, but its not clear by what mechanism (water wings, steam wings or otherwise).
>>2872138Makes sense but while Ruby seems to generate fire, Lapis only generates a small amount of water. It really depends on how mixing our powers work, which is up to Deku since there isn't any really hard rules in the show.
Opal and Garnet rush directly at you with the intent to attack, you got a watch it and be sure that you're ready to counter.You hols your gauntlets out and brace yourself!>roll1d20 you lost the advantage since you're fighting two fusions now
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2872264
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>2872282OH NOOOOO
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>2872264>>2872300No crit fails when fused.
>>2872282Well it's definitely not a crit fail due to the fusion rules, but it sure as hell isn't good Writing
You brace yourself...And are completely overwhelmed by the other two gems, Opals new size and speed catches you guard, combine that with the already face paced movement of Garnet and it's almost like your just a training dummy for themYou get knocked around and swung by your feet constantly. At some point Opal used her own weapon to shoot an arrow directly at you G: Tanzanite! You look at her G: you're still trying to fight as if your ruby and sapphire you're not two gems you are one fusion! She's right, if you want to win you need to start fighting as yourself not as your components You look deep inside yourself and activate...>Your plasma, using the heat from Ruby to make Lapis' water go beyond boiling point, you can now use this superheated air as a weapon>Your steam, making Lapis' water go beyond boiling point you generate steam, giving the ability to condense it and use for other means
>>2872544Ruby and lapis* not sapphire my bad, force of habit
>Your plasma, using the heat from Ruby to make Lapis' water go beyond boiling point, you can now use this superheated air as a weapon
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2872544Oof this is a tough choice. I'll leave it to the dice.
>>2872544STEAMAlso my 14 came in too late last round?
>>2872544>Your plasma, using the heat from Ruby to make Lapis' water go beyond boiling point, you can now use this superheated air as a weaponI've been reading Alita so I'm biased.
>Your steam, making Lapis' water go beyond boiling point you generate steam, giving the ability to condense it and use for other means
>>2872635Alita is pretty fucking sweet. Good taste anon.
because steam allows for much more utility and while plasma may be better for all out offense it lacks defense to the extreme. Steam allows for wide range attacks, utility uses like stealth, and is pretty dang devastating.You ever see the results of high pressure steam on a person? It isn't pretty..... It is actually worse than being burnt by fire in some ways.
I guess that means we're going with plasma! >roll1d20
damn. Looks like "The Best Defense is a Good Offense" is the winning ideal.... Also it lacks a lot of versatility.... Oh well, what is done is done I suppose....
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2872662No whammies!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2872662>>2872672Hey, maybe we luck out and we can try Steam at a different time, as we learn enough control not to go straight from water to plasma.
Rolled 7 (1d20)I get that steam would allow us to be more versatile, but I just really like the sound of plasma.
Ok so that's a sixteen, pretty solid!
Dammit, you choose the boring choice.
You suddenly feel a growing energy in your hands and suddenly let out a blast of super heated plasma in the direction of Garnet and Opal. The two of them immediately side step away from the blast surprised "Huh, well that's a new one"The two gems go at you once more, maybe it's time to put this new powers of yours to use!>Fire off energy blasts>Try to form into something new>just attack them head on like you have been
>>2872809>Try to form into something new
>>2872809>>Try to form into something new
>>2872809>Try to form into something newTheming!
Alright were gonna try and form the plasma into something entirely new!>Roll1d20 after all it's not like you've done this before right ?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>2872897
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>2872897
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2872897
Alright it looks like 19! Solid work, it looks like they are getting the hang of this fusion thing! Writing!
Rolled 19 (1d20)For the obligatory late crit
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>2872897
You focus yourself and try to give the plasma in your hands form, you try to mold.to be what you want it to be. When you open your eyes and spread your arms, held within your gauntlets are two whips made out of plasma that lash into the air and fall to your sidesG: Now this is what fusion is all aboutGarnet smiles as she sees how you progressedO: Oh goodness! Sorry I zoned out, are we still fighting?You simply smiled as you throw yourself forward toward the gems with your now plasma formed wings behind you. With a flourish you spin in the air your whips spinning around you as if they're streamers on your form and you give a smirk.Now the true battle begins! Again, forreal this time
Thats the end if this session guys! As usual talking after thread is appreciated and I'll be here to answer questions!
>>2873083Thanks for running!
>>2873083Thanks for the run Deku! Will we be able to learn how to use steam eventually as well or is our powerset locked in?
I'm worried that Plasma Whips might be too good a weapon. That is to say, in theory it should be instant poof on contact, which means that in order for a fight to have any duration, narratively, we have to miss a lot.
>>2873449That was a power lock in yes, i can't let you guys have your cake and eat it too because then Tanzanite would become a bit too overpowered, if you guys really want it maybe sometime down the line when the enemies get a little more dangerous I could potentially have you do some training to see if you can use the steam efficiently>>2873467We'll say for the sake of the quest, that they're as powerful as any other weapon in show
>>2874594Hmmm, maybe make it closer to just super heated water rather than plasma for the whips? It isn't insta poof but it is still pretty high damage on par with garnet's electric gauntlets.
>>2876318Hm if you want I can maybe change it so that Tanzanite does have Plasma abilities but it's the highest level of her power and normally she just has the steam or incredibly boiling water whips at her disposal Maybe since it was her first time fusing she just was able to tap into that pure fusion energy
>>2876553We could have it be that steam is easier to use and less draining but plasma is a bit more difficult and much more taxing.
>>2876769that is also an option
>>2876769That works. Plasma would definitely tire us more. Then again Ruby likes to finish her fights as fast as she can and Lapis is not a combat Gem.
Session later today
You rush towards the two fusions whips at the ready and are prepared to lash out at them!>roll1d20
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2880260Glad i finally caught up with this
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2880260
>>2880283that's the first time someone has ever told me they caught up to my stuff, feels good
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>2880260
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2880260Oh shit hope I'm in time!
>>2880283>>2880288>>2880298Definitely not our strongest showing.
>>2880311You are, but its still not that good to fight the fusions, Writing!
You lash out to the gems, only for Garnet to grab your whips with a bit of surprise, seemingly not expecting them to be so powerful. Opal, readies her bow and aims at you. Garnet slams you into the ground before shaking her gauntlets. G: That new power of hers is a little more powerful than I thought. Be careful Opal!O: OkOpal then readies her arrows and suddenly there's a flurry of them headed straight towards you>roll1d20
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>2880478
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>2880478
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2880478DODGE
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2880478This is not going our way.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>2880478WHIP SHIELD
Ok that's another twelve that's uh... Writing.
The arrows come flying towards you, you attempt to lash your whips around in an attempt to block the arrows only for many of them and you mean many of them, nick and slash by you yet you still manage to brush by and spin your whips around you clearing any residual energy. You then proceed to send you whips out the two gems in an attempt to attack.Garnet and Opal ready themselves once again, perfectly ready to protect themselves against your whips.>roll1d20
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>2880577Go Tanzanite!
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>2880577This time for sure!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2880577
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>2880577Can we get a comeback?
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>2880577
>>2880614WE GOT ONE! WE GOT ONE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!
This time you were prepared, you mange to grab Garnet's Gauntlet with you whips and then you spin her around and throw her into Opal. Opal however manages to grab Garnet and ready her arrows in your direction. You manage to dodge by thrashing your body all about while managing to get another whip that grabs onto one of Opal's hands"I won't give up, no matter how much you guys throw at me!"O: I would hope notG: That would defeat the purpose!Opal lets Garnet go and your whips slowly shift with her movement. She picks up and slams the whips with renewed vigor and they slowly move in a wave back towards you>roll1d20!sorry for the wait got caught up with something
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>2880719
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>2880719Alright let's see Tanzanite do some real work!
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>2880719
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>2880719EMERGENCY BUTTON
welp, it was fun while it lasted Writing.
You try to hold onto the whips only for them to rear back into you sending you backwards and as you hit the ground your form shimmers out and you transform back into Ruby and Lapis~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You are Ruby and you have just experienced something that you never thought you'd experience in your life as a Ruby, you look over to Lapis and it looks as if though she feels the same. In front of you Opal defuses and Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl walk towards the two of youA: Soooooooooo?G: How was it?Pearl simply clasps her hands together with a soft smile. She really wants to to know what you thought. You stop and look at your gem again, it was an odd feeling, having two different gems and then in an instant having only one again. It's as if you lost something you were never supposed to have in the first place. You look to Lapis again and she is staring at her hands as well, she looks almost confused? You're not sure what to describe the look on her face as but she seems to be slowly registering what just happenedG: I understand that it might be a bit much at first but as time goes on it'll get easier to understandYou look up the gems and say...>What do you say?
>>2880805Thinking carefully, you consid- "SHE WAS SO COOL!"
I'll let some responses build and then we'll pick this up on thursday
>>2880829Cool. Thanks for running, Deku.
>>2880805>Just walk up and hug LapisI'm honestly at a loss for words here so this seems like a good course of action.Thanks for the run Deku!
>>2881231May be combine this with >>2880824
>>2881515Yes we should.
>>2881231Absolutely this. Ruby is enthusiastic and energetic always. Especially after something as unique and incredible as that.
>>2882523Its notable how freely she expresses that enthusiasm and energy. Not that its a unique trait among Rubies, but I imagine on homeworld, its discouraged, at least when other (especially high ranking) gems are around. Its nice that Ruby's spirit was never broken down.
So, Tanzanite's theme. What would it be? Every gem has an instrument associated with them (Pearl is a Piano, Amethyst is an electric drum kit). According to the wiki, Lapis' is a Celeste/Celesta, best known for the 'Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy'.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10B3e3k6CVsSince its a rare instrument its kind of hard to find songs that mix it with a specific other instrument.To the best of my knowledge, we haven't really picked an instrument for Ruby yet either, but I want to share a song I heard recently. I forget where it was linked, might have even been in a previous thread:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypuaJLHK_LQI like the idea of this song as either Ruby or Tanzanite's theme, and the electric hurdy gurdy as one of their instruments. Even at the most calm its a steady drone, and it quickly becomes more energetic, complex, even frantic, but still coherent, which I feel could fit both Ruby or Tanzanite. I like he feeling of restless power it has.Plus, I could totally see someone doing the spinning moves of a Georgian Folk Dance to this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Qhb2Q8AYchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXuuiFuuT4oI'm thinking a mix of classic and hip hop accompanied with Georgian folk dance inspired combat. Not necessarily this song but similar to the genre mix.
Thread soon hopefully
>>2887213this is me btw
>>2887213>>2887224Thanks for the update! I'll have to catch up when I get back from the bar
That was amazing! you quickly run up and hug Lapis in the process you manage to lift her up off the ground!"SHE WAS SO COOL! WE WERE SO COOL! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED!"you look at Lapis in you arms who you realize hasn't said anything."Wasn't that awesome Lapis?"Lapis stays silent in your arms seemingly contemplative"Lapis...?"Suddenly Lapis bursts into laughter and spins you around in a hugL: "Shale yeah we were! We were so fast and strong and cool! I've never experienced something so great!"G: Well that's what fusion is, an experience. Safe to say you two enjoyed yourselves?>Say yes and thank you>DIVEBOMB HUG!
>>2894722>DIVEBOMB HUG!Garnet really pulled through for us here.
>>2894722>Why not both?
Divebomb hug it is Writing!
You whisper to Lapis to drop you for a second. When she does so you fling yourself head first into Garnet! Thankfully it seems that Garnet was able to anticipate this and catches you as you move to hug her while spouting thank you over and over againG: You're welcome. Garnet has a slight smile on her faceP: Oh goodness, we've so much time here!Pearl was right, the sky over the arena was slowly turning to DuskP: Maybe we should all head back now>Yeah okay>Actually, I want to train with Lapis a little more
>>2894901>Yeah okayPlaces to go, people to see and all that
>>2894901>Actually, I want to train with Lapis a little more
>>2894901>Yeah okay!Got to have that exclamation point at the end.
Looks like we're going home! Writing!
You and the rest of the gems decide to head back home, You and Lapis take a quick fly over to the Car Wash and get ready to head inside only for you to notice your pod is still landed there."Oh right! I forgot I was able to bring this over"L: you don't think that puts us at risk or anything right?"It shouldn't though the external damage to the ship was minor i wouldn't be surprised if some of the pieces on the inside got banged up"L: Okay that's good"why did you ask?"L: Well, it's just that I'm worried what would happen if Homeworld found us"Eh that's not a big deal! I'm rough enough to knock em all down!"Lapis lets out a slight giggle and sighsL: Yeah I guess you're right The two head inside, blissfully unaware of the things outside of their control~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>Would you like to switch to someone strong>Would you like to someone commanding
>>2895067>Stronkglad i finally caught up to this
>>2895067>someone commandingRuby is already the strongest
>>2895081>>2895086Damn only two responses huh? Okay I'll use a random choice generator.
>>2895067Sorry, multitasking. Lets go with someone commanding. I think I know where this is going.
>>2895152okay i'll count this then, makes it easier on me Writing!
You are Hessonite you are currently on board your vessel trying to find the source of you Prisms energyIt seems fruitless but you know you can find it, you need to find it, of course you also made a vow to Sage agate that you would find that Ruby of hers. Maybe you could search for the ruby first? Decisions decisions>try and locate the prism>try and find the Ruby
>>2895229>try to locate that prism.
>>2895229>try and locate the prismThe Ruby is a secondary objective
>>2895229>try and locate the prismIt is *just* one Ruby after all
You decide to try and locate the prism, you have your ship set a course for what the current most powerful power source in this star system. You quickly get a match and set a course"It is just one Ruby after all, they can wait a little while longer." Your ship flies through the cosmos and decide to sit down and ponder as it automatically flies to its next destination. You remember the last battle you fought with that prism before you unfortunately lost it.Such a thrilling time in your life, its almost shame that the war was over once the diamonds decided to use their final attack. You rarely have any opportunity to cut loose and have a good battle. Speaking of.. how exactly did that last prism battle of your go?>>you recall that it was>during a fight with one of Rose Quartz's factions>In a one on one duel with Rose Quartz
>>2895312>during a fight with one of Rose Quartz' factions.I doubt she'd do well against Rose 1v1, and its a good opportunity to flesh out the larger body of the crystal gems.
>>2895312I'll second >>2895332
>>2895312>during a fight with one of Rose Quartz's factions
Incidentally, I really enjoyed Protect the Light.Hessonite went down like a bitch, even with the Crying Breakfast Friends badge. Steven spammed the item that improves bond on Pearl and Peridot, and they just laid down three lucky super turrets.
Okay so Here's what I'm gonna do, I'll end it off here and pick it up next thread since a battle as Hessonite is a good place to start a new episode!so TO BE CONTINUED
>>2895436Cool. Thanks for running!