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Variscite watched in utter shock. She had heard of some gems that could heal a corrupted gem a little until it reverted back into its corrupted form, but this... It was like resurrection. What were these gems! Variscite thought it would be better not to ask how this Lady Quartz accomplished such a feat in depth, rather she responded as if this was entirely ordinary and to be expected.
"I am very much obliged, my... By what name exactly would you have me refer to as for the sake of clarity?"
Variscite walked along side the large, blue gem. What would happen next? What exactly did this gem's "base" look like? Variscite could not help but, envy the power she had seen displayed. In fact... she was thirsty for it.
Lady Blue Quartz would then start to feel much better, she would arise from the giant vined hand and gaze upon Howlite," Hm? Shattered pieces could possibly be healed depending on how bad the damage, I can always put the pieces together and heal the cracks reunitning the gem as a whole again.." she'd say softly," Those Quartzes aren't to be shattered as they are my loyal subjects know.." she'd say while having her hand behind her back. As she turned her head down to Verisicite she would then start to chuckle," your clarity or M'Lady is fine my dear" she'd say while then glowing her eye again and lifting her arms shifting the trees and bushes together forming two separate hands, she'd lift up Howlite in one hand and Verisicite in the other," Alright let's get going" she'd say while manipulating the vined hands to fly them towards the west side area.
It was about a few hours until they made it to the forest where her base would be near to, as she descend the vined arms down she would snap her finger letting go the vines and bushes and letting them fall towards the ground, surely Howlite and Verisicite would be fine as it was only a few inches off when they landed. Lady Blue would then head through the forest with her hand behind her back," Hmm.. this is rather odd.. I better not give Howlite his voice activation codes to the base just yet as him and sulfurs's fued seems to cause a bit of goodness in Howlite.. I'll simply go on lockdown mode for the shards then as well to be safe.. "she'd say mentally in her head forgetting about the incident with sulfur and him. Lady Blue would then head towards the waterfall seeing that the 6 Quartzes stood there with there arms straight lined up waiting for her.
Howlite watched the arms grab him and Variscite. Manhandled by nature? Talk about role reversal. He chuckled and then saw the Quartzes. He grinned slightly when she said they would live. He hoped Lady Quartz didn't notice his relief. He then pretended to be agitated. Whatever! Just.. I'll restrain myself. For now! He hoped that would be enough. He then winked at Variscite. So Variscite, I got an idea. How bout once we get there, I show you a few moves? He was referring to social stuff which Variscite probably knew but he made it sound like he was talking about torture. Hopefully Variscite would learn when he's using code words. She'd get it eventually. He then looked at Lady Quartz. I wish the Boss were here to see this. I miss him. He started to think about his brother. He then remembered the fight. A tear formed in his eye as it hit him.
It seemed that Howlite and the blue gem were speaking of the Count. Something had indeed happened between them.
Variscite was unsure why Howlite had asked her to see a few moves of his. Did this mean training? Perhaps their was a certain martial arts that she had failed to learn on Earth, and Howlite knew. Yet, this was Variscite's so called 'initiation' by her Clarity, the quartz solder. She did not wish to leave without seeing her Clarity's base, yet Howlite was really eager to get something on the move. Perhaps Variscite could quickly learn this technique without being rude to the blue gem.
Variscite turned to the female gem and made a brief, yet revering bow to her. "I apologize immensely your Clarity, but may I have a moment with my Mentor before I continue this initiation process?"
Ever since that fateful day, Blue no longer appreciated nor wanted the status of "Lady", she no longer had time to incorporate for the team, she would have to tell them soon that she is flying solo for a while till she can wrap her head around things in which then she would blink her eyes focusing mainly in getting to the base. Howlite seemed to like that she wasn't going to shatter those Quartzes in which then she'd arch her blue bulge of an eye brow and narrowed her eye at Howlite for just a bit," As I thought..." she'd say mentally in her head while finally realizing what Howlite means based on his facial expressions. it was rather amusing as he tried to seem like he doesn't care, she too could see right through him that ever since he started his argument with Sulfur, things changed quite frequently, he became a bit more pure and less crazy like, he might of just been trying to fake his emotions around her but she didn't mind it, in fact she understood perfectly why he may of done such a thing.
As she would come in the base of the waterfall she would then form a circle around her gem in which then it glowed causing a sudden rumble at the rushing water, it started to split apart forming a hidden passage, outwards came a statue of Blue with a hole the size of a Diamond and less, she remodeled this entrance adding statues of herself in the sides of the large door like whole a while back. Blue would then look back towards them both," I'm sorry however this ends our little initation, Verisicite..as you may not know alot has happened in which I'll let Howlite feel you in on those matters, I'm going solo for know from the team and doing my research alone with my workers.. I hopefully shall return but not at this time.. and call me Blue... leave the formalities else where as we are all friends.. take care of yourselves you two.." she'd say while nodding her head towards the Soldiers she then told the 6 Quartzes to head up the stairs and guard the premises of the interiror in which then as the stairs shifted down to the base of the waterfall they went to go do so.
She would then turn and speak once more," Howlite.. you can't fool me.. I see.. goodness has consumed you.. regret and painful memories fiddled your mind, its hard to feel rejected from those you've used to call friends yet I see you are going to make amends with them are you not? As you became of a caring soul which is no shame at all, I shall not judge nor punish you for those actions as I see that your happy the way you've became.. protect the ones you care about and.. the Flurry.. And Mocha.. Im Sorry for my last misdeeds... I'm not becoming fully good but I'll have those ways from time to time as I always do.." she'd then say while holding the waist of her dress and heading upwards the stairs and into her base, as her gem glowed once more she would have the stairs levitate upwards and come back inside in which then the rocks closed in shutting the entrance allowing the waterfall to rush down once more. Blue wasn't gone as she would proceed to other new experiments she has been working on.
Howlite sighed. Alright kid I should tell you. Boss and I had a little misunderstanding. I gave up killing. He thought I was a traitor. I'm still a Broken Gem and have no intention to double cross anyone. Some heated words were exchanged and we parted ways. I bounced around the world for a bit. Then we ran into each other in Beach City. Now here we are. Things may be tense between Sulfur and me but I will still train you. I will make you strong in hopes that you can surpass even me. I will not give up on teaching you simply because of a fight. You're still my student. That has not changed. And I am still you're mentor. Let's get back to work.
Variscite smiled with full admiration for her boss.
"I am very glad to still learn from you, Mentor. I am glad to be working with you. Yet, what shall we do. More Training?"
With that, Variscite's expression changed as she cast a lingering glance at the rocks blocking the way to the quartz soldier's base.
"Do you think she will come back? It seems the initiation is over, yet I wish to see her base."
Variscite, for just a few seconds, had the appearance of a school girl, would had been told by her parents to wait until Christmas morning to see her presents. And yet she still desired a peek. The curious gem turned back to Howlite and said, "Well, I do suppose this places an end on Blue's initiation. I am ready."
As Blue Quartz entered her domain she would head down the stairs and make a left turning to a door with a hand panel next to it, as she placed her palm upon the hand panel in glowed lime green along with the door, it shifted to the right allowing her to come inside. This was the visual room where she could watch over the forest from a certain range, as she pressed the button to activate the nanobots, this microscopic robot would be outside close to where Verisicite and Howlite was, the nanobot watched them carefully and Blue simply examined them, due to the size surely they may not be able to see it however that wasn't the case. Blue switched on stealth mode on the nanobot and instantly turned it invisible to ensure she would watch over them without them spotting.
Howlite put a hand on Variscite's shoulder. Don't you worry about Blue. Look... things have been shaking us up back home. She's under a ton of stress but she'll be ok. He then gave her a friendly hug as a sign of support. Training can wait. I have an idea. He pointed to Blue's base. I could probably get us in. I've infiltrated tighter places. Only real issue is Blue's technology. I've never seen anything like it. She's a smart cookie so we probably can't get in through conventional means. Luckily there are other ways. What'd you say? Wanna break into Blue's lab Mission Impossible style? He chuckled at the thought. One thing he often over looked was how well he and Varis worked together. Both on and off the field they were in synch. Most unusual.
Variscite thought hard about the plan. She needed Blue's approval, and thought she had it. However, if caught, would the quartz soldier ban her from the organization. This was an unlikely outcome, but terrible if it occurred. No. Howlite would also be responsible for the break in. It would simply be more training. Besides the fact, Variscite enjoyed working with her Mentor. This could be what he called "fun."
With a mischievous grin, Variscite responded, "I agree, let's break in."
What was "Mission Impossible." Apparently it was a method of breaking in, but did this require any extra knowledge on Variscite's part. The Broken Gem figured that it did not. The two of them would simply be secretive. Howlite would guide the rest of their movements.
As Blue watched them on her visual screens she would zoom in on the two with the invisible nanobot present, as she couldn't hear them due to her not inputting that in it's systems she would simply keep a good eye on them till they leaved. Blue would then call l her Quartzes, she equipped them with nanobots along with some weapons while ordering them to guard the halls of the base in which then they left the room to go do so, she had her arms behind her back sending a few more nanobots out to scan the areas of her forest. Blue would then internally think to herself while Inhaling and exhaling, she gazed upon the control panel swiping it to the left to see all her doors were fine, she then would press a button," Pearl are experimental chambers ready for testing yet?" Blue said out of curiosity," They will be soon my Quartz I shall check and see " she'd say while ending the call.
Howlite beamed when Variscite agreed. Splendid! This actually will help prep you for a training session I have planned soon! Now here's the trick, crouch down and walk carefully to reduce noise. Like so. He crouched and pulled his hood over his head. As he moved he made no sound. He gestured for Varis to do the same as he began to make his way to the lab entrance. He leaned against a corner and tapped his left shoulder. Varis, stack up. He then used his Tracker Vision. Upon seeing the guards, he grinned. Hostile gems! That meant he could break them should they be captured! He turned to Varis. Poof don't shatter. We're taking the guards home. I have work to do once we've obtained them. Now come on.
Variscite wondered how Blue would feel of her poofing her quartzes. It would probably not be held against her, yet she could still get on the gem's bad side. No. The Blue gem would probably understand if Variscite sat down and talked to her about it. Maybe she would even be congratulated for proving her worth against the guards. the new Broken Gem certainly wished to prove herself to Howlite.
Variscite dove from hiding place after checking for cameras, and seeing none. It is always better to strike too soon than too late. The acrobat ran on nearby walls, using her grapples as support. Soon after, she pushed off of a wall and landed a drop kick on the first soldier, who almost poofed. As the gem brought her leg up to finish the quartz off with a roundhouse kick to the face, another soldier caught her foot. The disappointed gem placed her remaining leg on the assaulting quartz's chest and pushed off of it with her entire body, breaking his grip on her leg: some of his fingers too.
Variscite landed firmly on the ground and crouched, glaring as her two opponents came at her.
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