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Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Nov 9, 2016 8:15:34 GMT
Carbide in the mean time was running late, and by running late, she didn't quite realize she was running late. The heavy scout was deep in a crevice in the Alpha Kindergarten at the moment, deep deep down where the heat of the earth's crust was greater, and the thinner rock had given away to a subterranean lava flow, not a very big one, perhaps an exposed area a few meters across, and sitting, with her hair and tips of her ears just barely visible above the pulsing orange and yellow glow of the magma, was Carbide.
Gem's are resilient enough beings as is, however not every gem is made with the ability to enjoy an indeterminate lava bath and not only come out of it none the worse for wear, but rather feeling hugely refreshed , relaxed in body, and with a colossal amount of thermal energy magically stored inside her gem core, useful energy for those times that you need the extra power. As handy as it was to get an energy boost like this, a lava bath was a fine wine for Carbide, because it meant some definite peace and quiet, no other gems, certainly no humans, and even no corrupt gem monsters, she had yet to meet one of them that had her level of heat shielding. So if an MP3 player and a bottle of chilled white wine could survive the environment, it would have been utterly perfect, but she would settle for nearly perfect none the less.
Time has a funny way of passing when you are zoned out like this, the effect is not dissimilar to being in a sensory deprivation tank, but whether one is aware of it or not, time does march on, and soon the lava bubbles in front of her face, muffling a bit of a cuss, as Carbide's upper half lurches from the magma with a spatter of orange and yellow..
"Gah... Late late late! I'll bet Gaspeite and Octy are already half way up the cloud temple by now... GRRROOANNNN! Well lava bath, you'll always be my first and best lover, but it seems I've got an appointment to keep.. or salvage.. or whatever... who am I even talking to??"
Moving a bit slowly against the resistance of the heavy melted bedrock, her form climbs out of the lava flume and with a vigorous shake of her hair and a burst of magic, the rocky slag that cools in little bits on her bare projection fly off leaving her clean as can be. Another burst of gem core magic manifests her usual appearance modifiers and boots, visor, and gloves upon her projection and soon the thermal charged scout is bounding back and forth upward through the crevice and into the relatively cool air of the kindergarten, her boots making tracks as she begins to cover the kilometer or so through the winding paths in the rock, to the main valley, in the center of which stood a solitary warp pad on a bit of a rocky rise.
(IM SO SORRY FOR NOT POSTING SOONER DX) Octavian nods and smiles as he walks up to the temple with Gaspeite. "That sounds like a good idea. Meditation is always a good thing to do." The Bloodstone hummed as he made his way up the stairs "Last time I was here, ended up finding a ship and a new friend in the end" He chuckled, remembering the first time he discovered Hunter as he sighed, looking back at the warp pad "Hopefully Carbide's okay..although to be fair, I remember how much she likes a good lava bath. Anywho, where should we try the meditation at? There's a lot of spots that we could try. All that matters I suppose though is that we get comfortable"
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Nov 12, 2016 20:15:00 GMT
Gaspeite turns to see Octy, taking a couple more steps before pondering for half a dozen seconds, looking at some distinctive places. She then has a hiccup, and she swiftly looks to the part of the temple which contains water, behind a cloud in the distance. She points to there with her index, telling Octi in a less-serious voice that usually:
"There, in the distance, that has to be the best place for meditation, it's near water. But if you prefer, there's something closer, the island at around 47 metric units from here. Which would you prefer? I'd be up to walk way back there, but then Carbide will take too long to join us, I'd say we go to that island over there, it's got a very good placement and it's clear."
"Hm....that works. Let's go to the closer one" He nodded and smiled, sighing as he followed the fusion. Octi was a bit uneasy being around her, due to the whole questioning his independence and all but other than that Gaspeite was a fairly nice gem. "I haven't done a lot of meditation before, although the place that I call home is close by some waves and an ocean so...I guess that works?" He shrugged and looked up at her "How do you normally do it? Or is this a whole new concept for you?" He was legitimately curious, stuff like this was something that fascinated the gem and made him wonder how other gems might take them up
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Nov 15, 2016 7:16:35 GMT
Back in the kindergarten, the heavy scout's boots land triumphantly on the warp pad and she stands there triumphantly for the briefest of moments, while the warp pad connects with her mind and will, interpreting where the traveler wished to go. The image of the sky temple and her thoughts of Octy and Gaspeite transfer to the warp pad and within a split second, a beam of bright blue light cuts the gloom of the clouds above the kindergarten and scoops up Carbide and whisks her off to the space in between spaces, where the warp network existed.
Moments later, that same beam of bright blue energy could be seen slicing the clouds off in the distance from the floating sky temple, the whole light show likely being rather visible from the temple itself if anyone is looking even in remotely the right direction. On the top of a grass covered rocky bluff a half kilometer from the floating temple itself, the warp pad jolts to life, and as the blue light stream fades, Carbide's figure is left standing on the pad, the warm wind making her iridescent hair sway and dance as she crosses her arms and looks out over the valley. She had been here a few times, although it seemed like she never got tired of taking in the site of all the lush grass and foliage clinging to the cliffs, the wistpy clouds that danced among the floating boulders that hovered in the anti-geogravitaional field, given off by the temple itself.
Stepping off the pad and onto the gravel, Carbide takes a moment to breathe in a bit of the sweet smelling air...as much as a gem is actually capable of.. given the fact that they do not need it.. Soon her boots are bounding along the narrow path, hopping from rock to rock, until she reaches the edge of the cliff, pausing and holding her hands out to make a sighting rectangle from her thumbs and fingers, while the tip of her tongue sticks out the side of her mouth a moment in dramatic focus, she shuffles back a step or two, then boosts herself into a leap that lands her easily on the nearest floating boulder and continues on, as she lands and crouches all in one motion, and launches her self again, repeating the process a dozen or so times until she lands with her arms out stretched and legs straight, like a gymnast, on the ledge at the bottom of the main temple island, a grin on her face as she stares at the winding staircase and path that lead up to the monument itself.
(SORRY SORRY SORRY >_<) Octy smiled and kept going, although eventually he turned when the sound of the warp pad was audible. "Sounds like Carbide must have finally decided to step away from her lava bath. Can't blame her though, that honestly sounds like fun." He hopped up a little to gesture towards Carbide where he and Gaspeite had gone to as he turned back to look at the fusion "So tell me, any initial thoughts that you want to share? This place is quite the sight and I always enjoy being in a place of this...magnitude" Octavian gestured to the clouds and temple around him "Makes me kinda wish that I had come here more often in the first place"
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Nov 19, 2016 15:52:34 GMT
[Sorry there, it was my turn, I should have answered earlier but I forgot xd]
"No, I meditate very often, it's somewhat part of a routine of mine. How do I do it? Well, It's not easy to explain, I can't describe how to meditate. It is a moment where I am free to reassemble my thoughts and keep a peaceful mind.
Gaspeite turns around at Octi's call, waving at Carbide. She didn't notice the warp pad activation, nor did she pay attention to the sound.
"I wouldn't try it, even though it sound fun. Only heat-resistant gems can, so I am not very fond of it. I am fond of high places, and the Earth has very beautiful floating.. decorations, I don't really know. Clusters of humidity floating about, are beautiful when added to dawn or dusk. I came here often to meditate before getting recalled on Homeworld. I surely will come often here."
She turns to Carbide walking up to them, they had stopped when Octi noticed and she would be at a fair talking distance.
Gaspeite talks slightly louder for Carbide to understand what she says. "Had a good time?"
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Nov 22, 2016 6:50:05 GMT
Carbide had barely made it to the top of the spiraling path that ran about the outer edge of the floating island, the way dotted with little stone walls that gave a view out into the surrounding sky and country side far below, as the staircases and ramps wound their way up. As she rounded the last curve before reaching the little gate house that emerged on the of the temple grounds, she began to pick up the voices of Octy and Gaspeite. So they had made it here ahead of her after all and they were discussing the pros and cons of lava baths for gems without innate heat resistance. It was sure to be a one-sided list indeed. But for her, the experience had been possibly more peaceful and energizing than meditating on the top of the Sky Temple would be, but she was glad to join in it with an old an new friend.
~"Had a good time?"~
Ooh my, Gaspeite was certainly on point today, noticing her breach the gate house despite her quiet footsteps. "Mmhmm! Quite the good time. 1800 degress centigrate and no sound except for the quivering of the earth around the lava-bed is just about the most relaxing thing I can think of after being a bit over loaded with sights and sounds and... people.. humans or gems alike. I hope I didn't hold the two of you up too terribly long did I?" Trotting over to Octy she lifts the bloodstone in a firm hug about their middle, lifting just enough to bring Octy's toes off the tiles for a moment, then sets him back down again and looks out over the cloud scape. "What about you Octy, surely you miss your house by the beach cliffs too, no matter how nice Morion's little glass box is, right? "
Stepping out into the center of the plaza she does a little spin on her toe, looking rather more graceful and whimsical for a moment than one might expect of her. But the air so high up was clean and raw and pure, in the sense that was all there was up here, almost in the same way that heat and rock seem so much more pure when deep down in the earth.
"Well! You might have to lead me in on this Gaspeite, while I know how to calm myself down, I've never had any formal study in meditation, at least not on the level which you probably use to keep yourself harmonious"
Octavian smiled as Carbide made her way up, blushing a tiny bit. "Eh, I've gotten used to being away from the house before. It's no big deal...although considering it's where I've lived, I like getting back there as soon as possible" The Bloodstone looked down at the ground and blushed more before sighing "Nah, you didn't hold us up that long. We just figured you'd catch up to us by some point. " Octi giggled and looked out at the clouds "Yeah, I'm not exactly an expert in meditation so I'm gonna need some help myself. At the very least this is probably a good spot to do it, right?" He hoped it was okay, at the very least he didn't mind making a few more walks if needed
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Nov 26, 2016 13:03:51 GMT
"Don't worry, meditating is not hard if you just stay calm, I can give you some instructions to help you, just follow my lead."
Gaspeite slowly became impatient, taking a couple of steps ahead, looking back and forth between the edge near the void or near the "lake". She hesitates about asking the other gems, but then choses to walk over to the edge of the water as she gestures to the others to come to her. When Carbide and Bloodstone would be positioned, she sits down on the ground with her legs crossed and lays her lower arms on her legs, while she puts her left upper arm on her right hand's palm.
Gaspeite talks in a calm tone, from now.
"You would sit down like this, keep your back straight and then I put my hands together like this. After that, close your eyes. Now this is the most interesting part of meditation... Be aware of your breathing. Breathe in, and then breath out calmly. Let thoughts come to your mind. Treat them properly, and then let them go. And do this again over, and over again. You want to keep a calm breathing, let all of your frustration, anger, angst or sadness ~ ~ flow out when you breath out."
Bloodstone eventually caught up to Gaspeite, sitting down next to her and watching curiously. She tried doing the same pose, crossing his legs and focusing with his arms. He took a deep breath in, being able to focus easier as let a breath out. The berserker found it easier to calm down, letting anything bad that was still in his mind to escape. It felt so good to just sit there, no cares and no worries. Octi really did need this meditation session more than he realized. Octi was trying his best to not accidentally fall asleep while attempting this, it seemed very likely that could happen if someone was not paying much attention to what they were doing. Practice really was key...
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Nov 29, 2016 7:33:45 GMT
Carbide's feet quit their whimsical bouncing as Gaspeite speaks up, easy going as she may be, she certainly knew how to respect a friends, and she wasn't about to clown around during a period of time that was really supposed to be about Gaspeite looking after herself.
Settled in a sitting position a bit nearer the water, so she could easily let her vision spheres roll down and gaze at the soft ripples while listening to the Fusion's tutorial. While she was listening she made special note of the change in tone and intonation that had just occurred in Gaspeite's voice. One manner of speech sounded a bit more forward and brighter, although almost a little irritated, but after a moment's pause her tone had mellowed and so had the pace of her words. On the whole they felt more collected and calmer however, the subjectmater being spoken on was that of the mind, feelings and all their complexities.
It was fairly apparent that what she had been hearing was the consciousnesses of Gaspeite's component gems, each taking a turn to steep into the foreground of Gaspetie's personality. She didnt know if that was intentional on her part, or simply something that happened on its own, but she was glad to get a sense of the different whole personalities that came together to become her.
"Hmmm... thoughts in.. observe them.. feel them..learn them.. then let them go.." Her voice was not very loud at all, more of a whisper, the kind one uses when they talk to themselves while performing a complex task, to try and keep the steps straight in their mind. Behind her visor, her eyes lidded then opened again, the repeated the process a few more times keeping pace with her gradually slowing breathing.. the function not being a necessity, but still a useful 'metronome' to focus and manage one's mental state.
Reaching her right hand out a moment, while still looking ahead at the water, the ripples shimmering across the cool surface by a tickle of wind, she sets her palm down on top of Gaspeite's folded upper hands, such as they were, for just a brief moment and remarks very gently, her slight gravel remaining.."Its very nice to meet you both as well, thanks."
Her head doesn't turn, but there might be a slight dimple forming on her cheek, indicating a soft smile, hopefully her tone of voice conveying the fact that she noticed the component aspects of Gaspeite's personality. Taking her hand back, she lids her eyes once more and dismisses her magically camoflaging protective visor,that projects an image of normal looking eyes.. white sclera with pale icy blue iris and opening her almost solid misty black marble tone vision spheres to the world, while the wind tickles her eyelashes, the frosty sclera being the only part to remain unchanged by the visor's absence..
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Dec 1, 2016 22:38:12 GMT
Gaspeite would close her eyes after sliding her visor back inside of her helmet. She noticed that Octi had a smile on his face, probably enjoying it more than he thought he would. Carbide postitioned herself close to the water, and was whispering the "steps" for herself, which made Gaspeite happy to see that both of her friends were deep into this. She relaxes and slowly arrives in a sort of trans. She hears Carbide talking to her, she can feel it directly. She senses Carbide on her side, with her palm on Gaspeite's hand.
. . . "It's very nice to meet you both as well, thanks."
Gaspeite laughs slightly keeping her eyes closed as she says, "Hehe, you've already met both of us, even though it doesn't seem like it."
She seems to go back into her on-going deep meditation. She gather some thoughts, thinking about what had happened in the chip and her crash. It was terrifying, but she goes over it, since it has happened quite sometime now. It was early morning right now, dawn still seen because of the height of the sky temple. She symbolically inhales a big huff of air, exhaling afterwards to let all of her sad and similar thoughts.
Bloodstone smiled as he took another huff of air, breathing it out and feeling himself slowly calm down more and more. For some reason, the gem's memories were starting to come back. Or at the very least, he could feel his two gender sides in his mind. It was hard to really feel things out and see if he could tell any major mental differences, but at the very least it was obvious that his mind had made the two sides. It wasn't one of those stereotypical angel and devil situations, it was still weird. "Hm..." Octi tried to think, feeling the Octavia half/side/whatever it was almost talking back. He didn't think it was a whole other gem but it was..interesting
This Roleplay is a prequel to Steven Universe to an extent with some slight retconing and its own progression to the story that will turn out differently to how stuff plays out in the show.Thanks to the message by Rose Quartz several gems are rising up to protect Earth and have labelled themselves as the Crystal Gems. Others on earth are remaining aligned to Homeworld though despite the isolation of Earth from Homeworld
All gems on earth are still stranded, the communication hub is still offline and all the space warps are shattered, it has now been revealed that this is the work of Rose Quartz and her small group known as the Crystal gems. They have rebelled against Homeworld and have chosen to protect the Earth (Trapping themselves on Homeworld to keep the warps down).
Now both sides are fighting among themselves along with fighting against the 'Corruption' a virus is infecting many gems turning most of them into mindless monsters, but those with a stronger will seem to becoming something more sinister.
The Game has changed now. The question has finally been posed, are you against Homeworld or allied with them. Or do you have your own agenda that may or may not been assisted by the ‘Corruption’. Regardless the seeds have been placed down and although it is only the beginning the fight for or against Earth and the corruption has begun. The choice is yours for how it is shaped on the Original Steven Universe Roleplay Site.
Orginal Opening Plot Here Thread That Changed Everything
Differances Between the Roleplay and the Show
*Thanks to Rose Quartz' message the Gems on Earth are entirely aware that the Homeworld Gems intend to wipe out the human race.
*The "corruption" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*Garnet, Pearl and Rose are assumed capture on Homeworld
*Garnet,Pearl and Rose broke the space warps to delay Homeworld
*Thanks to Roses Message gems now know what the Kindergarten was used for