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Sapphire had very keen memory. He remembered most events he experienced. But having the ability to "replay" any event from his part could certainly be very useful. It was a nice balance - he could see the probable future and Pink Sapphire could see the past. And it seemed she wasn't entirely skilled at it. Neither was Sapphire... his future vision was... twitchy to say the least.
"I must admit I am fairly curious myself, though I would understand if you hesitate to tell us. "
He said. He had no right to demand this information, so all he could do was express his interest and hope, that Pink will reply. It was improbable that Pink tried to remember something from a long time ago, why would she do that no? So perhaps there was some part of their dialogue she wanted to check? That could be potentially dangerous...
Pink's responses had been truthful up until this point, and attempting to recall the reason she had become suspicious of the Sapphire was near to impossible, as so much had happened within the time they had spent together. Simply telling them-Sapphire specifically, that 'I suspected you as being a rebel' wasn't going to improve the situation, instead it would probably drown it, in fire.
Trying to gather something together for her approaching response, Pink remembered one of Sapphire's statements that had easily gotten him out of dignifying her question with a response, and proceeding to completely kick the conversation in a different direction.
Her words reconnected with Sapphire's former statement as she began to speak. "...I-In certain instances, the only thing more dangerous then the question, i-is the response..." was her final reply, attempting to throw them off to a different topic.
Truly, she did not want to blamed for accusing Sapphire, as a rebel, nor did she want to be on the wrong side of the table.
Though, now that she had said it, she wondered if it was rude to do so, her fingers twiddling in anticipation for their responses.
Padpara's eyebrow raised slightly, realizing that Pink was making a call back to something that had transpired before. Her investigative instincts kicked up immediately, and she realized the connection between that statement before, and the context it was given in now. The rebellion had been the topic then. Not much could be surmised from mere declarations, but there was definitely something more here that she was missing, and the notion irked her. She had to get down to the nitty-gritty and figure out what was traversing the undercurrent of this entire event-- the rebellion had taken up most of their discussion, and had driven much of the conversational tension. She wanted to continue to pursue that thread of conversation, just in case she might be able to dredge up whatever it was that had been nagging her this entire time.
Still, if she said anything too rash, she could end up dissolving the civility that had been established here. So, Padparadscha held herself together, and racked her brain for a way to continue to pursue the answers she needed. Both of the sapphires in front of her had piqued her curiosity, but she also didn't want to cut off ties with them by being unwarrantedly brash. She tapped her index fingers together. "Well, at any rate, it's an interesting ability," She smiled at Pink,"I'm sure your insights will come to be relied upon by our Diamond, especially with the coming tensions. As we've discussed, this rebellion will be a difficult endeavor to deal with,"
Sapphire smiled. It didn't seem to be a calculated smile, it looked almost genuine. Though with a gem as the Sapphire he could probably summon a genuine smile even while being eaten alive if it fitted him...
"It is as you said."
He nodded in agreement. She could look into the pass as much as she wanted, he was decently sure, that even if he dropped some minor hints by design there was nothing that would definitively link him to the rebellion. The only unstable element in this meeting was the Fire Opal, but besides his animosity, there was nothing they could learn from him, fortunately.
"There are some who believe, that it would be simply much easier for the Diamonds to glass this planet from orbit, it would be certainly safer than letting potential rebels spread their thoughts across the whole gem empire... and the only reason why they did not do so yet is, that they are giving us, their loyal subjects, time to solve this problem ourselves..."
From what he learned the master spy Morion thought so. And Sapphire knew he would advise Blue Diamond to do it. It was the safest way...
Post by Pink Sapphire on Oct 16, 2017 23:51:38 GMT
How that seemed to work, Pink will never understand. However, she decided it may be in her best case to steal more quotes from Sapphire more often. On a more pleasant note, before they moved on, Padparascha made her appreciated compliment, Pink letting out a smile at the thought of being useful to her diamond. Meanwhile the newest topic was at hand, which was basically a revival of the older, more interesting topic, concerning the rebels.
...Pink had to admit, that the rebels in question were full of information that could be dangerous to loyal minds outside of this planet, and while it is questionable as to the possibly it was true, or entirely false, the threat lingered heavily across the Empire itself. Once again, Pink played the silence card as she both sucked in valuable information, and let the two older, more experienced sapphires babble on about how the diamonds wanted their loyal subjects to fix the problems themselves, instead of glassing the planet from space and isolating the entire world in question.
Though, Pink wished they could just simply, 'glass the planet', and let the environmental influence of said dome take care of the problem itself as truly, who would want to defend a planet, ravaged by influenced conditions of such a thing?
The prospect of her Diamond's beloved colony being marred by such a militaristic, and jarring tactic, didn't sit well with her. Padparadscha shifted uncomfortably for a moment, contemplating-- it wasn't as if she felt much sympathy for the rebels, nor was she all that interested in the organic life here. But, it was true that there were many loyalists who had been connected to the surface of this world to carry out a mission. She didn't want to imagine that any of them would be caught up in such an attack.
As she thought about how she felt about that idea, her eyes wandered onto the other pink sapphire, who seemed to recede back into her silence. This also didn't sit well with her. Last time, Padpara had nearly forgotten about the younger sapphire between her heated debate with the blue court diplomat-- only to be suddenly, shockingly reminded of Pink. Her eyes settled onto the young gem. This could also be a chance to learn more about the thought process behind the mind of this other pink court aristocrat.
"What do you think, Pink Sapphire? If our Diamond were to ask you for advisory on making such a decision, how would you proceed?" Her eyes were like a steady candle flame, a curious flicker behind her cordial tone. "It's difficult, to be sure. Many gems could lose their lives, rebel or not. The organics here present a unique research opportunity, there are those that would advocate for their preservation. All the same, this rebellion-- and the corruption that has sprouted here-- is not well understood, and as Sapphire has pointed out, it would certainly be troublesome for such a toxic movement to take hold. I have to say, I would have trouble advising on that issue myself." Her eyes shifted toward Blue Diamond's representative. "You as well Sapphire; what you would tell your Diamond, in the event that she were to ask for your council on whether or not to unleash the full wrath of the Authority onto this planet?"
Sapphire pretended like he is thinking. Since he was just thinking about it he didn't want to answer right away. He already knew how he would answer and he didn't want to lie about it. Especially since he suspected both of those Sapphires to be very very observative...
"Your Diamond is... younger, she is... hopeful. My Diamond is more careful, the safety of Gem Empire is of utmost importance for her. If she asked my opinion I would advise caution... however unfortunate it would be to destroy everyone on this planet it would be preferable to release all those traitors in the Empire... where they could infect others with their thought... it would be extremely difficult, but I believe it is the safer option... I can see some alternatives, that would serve as a middle ground... but those would be... consuming a lot of time and resources..."
It was theoretically possible to extract all the gems and releasee them after separating traitors from loyal ones... unfortunately it was far easier to make new gems...
Post by Pink Sapphire on Oct 31, 2017 16:17:13 GMT
"... You're right on that, Padparascha. But if I was asked for such a advisory regarding that decision, I would say, give them a reason to be unwilling of defending this planet." She replied. Though as she looked to Sapphire who spoke, part of her wondered if he was hinting at the fact that compared to the other diamonds, Pink and Padparascha's diamond was naive, putting hope in things that would not flower in due time.
Simply put, it was slightly off-putting.
"Our Diamond may be younger, though I will say she cares for the safety of the Gem Empire as much as your diamond, Sapphire." She stated. "And, frankly, I highly doubt destroying every gem on this planet is required, despite the ease of such a task, but..." The Pink Sapphire's voice was dropped as she began to ponder, how exactly was it easy to destroy gems, when she had seen examples of gems who were powerful in their own right.
This started to nag at her, imagining a war between Homeworld and the gems of this planet, what type of war would it be?
Padparadscha, like Pink, couldn't help but to feel that their shared Diamond was receiving a bit of flak, though she considered what Sapphire said as she tapped her finger to the wooden table's surface. An afternoon breeze carried easily over the meadow, buffeting at her silken outfit and hair as she took in what both of the gems posited. "A straight forward way to deal with a complex issue," She finally said, nodding toward the blue-court diplomat,"The Diamond of this colony is shrewd with her resources, making maneuvers only when they are absolutely necessary. Gems are expensive to produce, but as you say, it would be a costly endeavor to attempt to hunt down and stamp out every frayed end," Then, her eyes shifted to Pink. The words that the young gem chose made Padpara think, and brought to mind something that the discussion had only seemed to lightly touch upon thus far.
"Speaking of infection and deterring rebels from their illegitimate claim to this colony, there comes the matter of the outbreak," She began, still tapping her finger on the table as she thought aloud,"Corruption renders gems useless and a danger to society. This is something the rebels would have to contend with if they wanted to be the stewards of this colony, but do they even have the facilities to do so? If corruption advanced, it's possible that the rebels would no longer have a desire to be here. That would leave the issue up to Homeworld; though we certainly have the facilities to learn about it, and the gem-power, research on corruption has been forestalled at many junctions. I imagine that any hope of understanding the phenomenon would be destroyed in the event that the surface were wiped by a Diamond attack,"
Her eyes narrowed at nothing in particular as she continued to think along that path. "It's peculiar to think, that the rebellion and the outbreak seem to have cropped up in correlation to one another,"
"I did not mean it as an insult to your Diamond, of course, she has the safety of the Empire in the first place, I just think she would be willing to use less drastic measures and risk more, potentially saving hundreds of loyal gems, even if it meant letting some rebels run free. Though I admit that I never spoke with Pink Diamond... I might be completely wrong in this."
He said. He was positive, that Blue Diamond would be very quick in solving this issue. She was very diplomatic when needed, but also very direct.
Sapphire looked at Padparadscha with fake surprise. It was strange how well could he project emotions even with a visor on his face.
"There is no coincidence in the fact, that the rebellion an corruption appeared at roughly the same time. Either it was a weapon that was developed by the Diamonds and it leaked by accident when Kindergartens were attacked, or it was a weapon of rebels..."
Which he knew it was not, even when he could not admit the fact
Post by Pink Sapphire on Feb 26, 2018 18:06:04 GMT
The misunderstanding regarding Sapphire's indirect, accidental insult rolled away as the conversation shifted toward corruption, a nasty disease that plagued gems and sprouted from unknown origins. Regarding truth, if this were an experimental weapon used by someone on either side, they would have the capacity to scatter gem-kind, each attempting to avoid the very idea of being corrupted themselves... Pink's thoughts scrambled to make sense of it.
"If it is in fact, a weapon... It's effect sounds terrifying, why would the diamonds create a weapon capable of destroying gem civilization as a whole, or the rebels possibly corrupting themselves in the process?" There just doesn't seem to be any good reason... But what if there was, in a sense, a bad, illogical reason instead? Pink started to review what information she had heard, trying to picture someone, either under the Diamond authority or rebellious, creating a weapon that would do such a thing.
But she had never seen corruption before and couldn't seem to put it together, and hopefully wouldn't ever encounter a corrupted gem in the future, or the rest of her existence.
"...The only reason such a artificial disease could, and that brings up the question if it was created by gem-kind or by otherwise, could be useful to the empire is if the Diamonds weren't planning on colonizing this planet, corrupting any gem left on this world to silence the rebellion completely, even the most loyal. Though, I highly doubt Pink Diamond would get rid of all this planet's potential just to silence the rebellion..." Pink scoffed, her facial expression suddenly becoming one of concern as she lowered her head, her hands clasping together to cover her mouth, thumbs holding up her chin.
"...Or, would she? I-Is it that serious..." She murmured, quietly pondering her diamond's actions as her head and eyes cautiously looked away toward the sky, the moon visible despite being a sunny day. Furthermore, her hands lowered to uncover her mouth as she pondered further...
...There was a diamond base there, Pink Diamond could do anything without feeling the consequences, and even if she lost some gems from her court, she could colonize a new planet, and create new gems without the threat of rebellion on that world.
Or, once every gem on this planet was corrupted, destroy all of them one-by-one, assuming they weren't able to reorganize themselves, or function normally or rationally.
If she hadn't been speaking to a prestigious member of the Blue Court, Padparadscha wouldn't have believed what Sapphire was saying. The color seemed to drain from her, and her brows shot up as he suggested that corruption was an intentional weapon. Though she was prone to jumping to conclusions herself, the pink court sapphire was reluctant to believe it. But she kept her lips pressed together as the other pink gem began to speak, applying her own thoughts to the idea of corruption as a weapon. She was shocked to hear this, from both of these sapphires.
For a moment Padparadscha remained quiet, mulling over what the others had said, and thinking of how she would word her own rebuttal to this idea of corruption as a weapon. She didn't want to believe it. But if Sapphire, an oracle and a high ranking member of Blue Diamond's entourage, was willing to stray into the thought, then was it a possibility? Her words began in a measured fashion, but as usual, her words would pick up speed and become more breezy as she let her thoughts on the subject pour out.
"As we speak, attempts to understand and control corruption are underway by Homeworld, I have personally worked on such projects. I don't know about the rebel effort however. As much as I doubt they possess the faculties to engineer such an insidious weapon, if that's what it is-- it is most certainly not the Diamonds who have brought this plague down on their own. I still believe this fully; it's the myopic ego of the rebels that has lead them to defection anyway, you can find my implications there," She spoke it with solid conviction, as if she had known from the beginning that her beloved rulers would never do such a thing-- and if they did, it most certainly would be for a good reason, beyond the minds of the gems who served them. Her large eyes shifted from Sapphire to Pink,"But Pink Sapphire, you're correct; the rebels would have to be absolutely senseless to subject themselves to the risk of corruption. Our shared Diamond is shrewd with her resources, I highly doubt she would waste the potential of a world so diverse in mineral content and research opportunity," She paused, mostly just to flick her eyes between the others to gauge their reaction as she continued.
"I would like to invoke the fact that correlation does not necessarily mean causation. Corruption could very well have something to do with the nature of this planet itself, or even the organics who inhabit it. If it was a weapon, I wouldn't think it would be intentional. It's simply a peculiar observation to make in light of everything, we would need more data to make any sort of solid claim. Unless you already have solid evidence to the contrary, Sapphire?" Her eyes trained onto the blue gem with some intensity. She was very intrigued by this idea, as evidenced by her profuse thoughts on the matter, but she found herself more intrigued by the possibility that this gem might already have a reason. "I understand you have an impressive power, which no doubt serves your Diamond well. But, we padparadscha like to be thorough; the truth must be found with rationalization," She glanced over to Pink Sapphire once again. Now that she knew the gem's powers, she was especially intrigued by the potential in those powers to solve this mystery, if only the young noble could find a way to harness her power without damaging herself.
He listened carefully to what other sapphires had to say. Pink Sapphire was, as usual, more emotional, and Padparadscha was more analytic. All of them were Sapphires but also very different. This conversation clearly showed that.
"Life on this planet is organic. It's adapting to survive, that is true, but this evolution takes some time. It is clearly too early for corruption to be a product of evolution designed to counter our presence in this world. And while humans are not utterly unintelligent it would take their smartest scientists decades to come up with a theoretical plan to create something of this magnitude."
"That leaves only three options - the first is, that there is some very advanced species, that is unknown to us, that designed this as a weapon to combat the Gem Empire. I find this notion unconvincing. The other two options are either rebels or us - the Empire."
It could have also been some rogue gem scientist but by doing this they would also be rebels.
"Let us not forget, that gems are designed and while gems are similar in some ways, they are also very different in others. If corruption was some... accident, it wouldn't affect every type of gem. But it does. It was clearly designed with the purpose of infecting gems, hence a weapon. I do not pretend to know why was corruption developed, but I would venture to guess that it leaked out of kindergartens when they were sabotaged."
Blue Quartz: That was the worst hi ever XD Why ..?
Sept 18, 2019 20:49:34 GMT
Blue Quartz: How the heck is everyone?
Sept 18, 2019 20:49:58 GMT
Ruby?: I’m good! Just trying to get some threads and arcs started up
Sept 19, 2019 1:17:24 GMT
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