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The night was eerily still, not a breeze blew through the tall stalks of wheat - glowing a pale yellow under the incandescence of the full moon. Nary a dog or insect stirred either, sound absent from the dark and gloomy landscape. The stars lit up the purplish sky, dotted across the airy blanket and shining brightly. Suddenly, another star seemingly lit up - the light brighter and larger than that of its neighbors. This celestial body, however, was far from stagnant - it quickly shot across the sky, racing closer towards the surface of the benign planet. A few moments later, a deafening explosion and a plume of white smoke and flame rocked the still life scene.
White Moonstone gracefully climbed out of the wrecked Gem ship, sighing softly as she surveyed the damage. "Irreparable." She quietly surmised, waving a hand over her damaged outfit - which proceeded to quickly mend. She straightened, tilting her head upwards as a soft white glow emanated from beneath her mask, causing an audible gasp of pain as it quickly faded away. "Well... this planet doesn't appear to have been colonized." She paused, gently stroking her chin. "Perhaps... this is my new prison."
Another bright pink star glittered in the indigo sky; Padparadscha's space cruiser was in orbit, the on-duty gem was headed toward an investigation site that had recently been passed onto her. However, as she waited for her pearl to bring them in for a landing on the site, a blip popped onto the view pane of the ship. In the back of the bridge, 3JJ stood stoically, but tilted her head slightly.
"A distress signal, your clarity," The pearl said calmly,"An...antiquated one, at that," Padparadscha's brow lifted.
"What do you mean by that, pearl?" She asked, shifting to lean forward in her seat a bit as she looked at the coordinates on the screen,"Change trajectory, head for the crash site," crashes took priority over a static investigation site that had already been secured, for now she would have to investigate the scene of this most recent fallen vessel.
"The signal is coming from an ancient ship model, apologies for not being clear, my sapphire," The pearl spoke as she began to aim the ship toward the site of the crash.
"Hmm..." The sapphire leaned back in her seat as the ship shot toward the coordinates at mach speeds, and soon hovered over the crash site-- where a large gem was already taking inventory of the damage to her cruiser. Pink Pearl brought the ship to a rest several yards away from the ring of shrapnel and other impact debris. The hydraulic door lock burst and sputtered as the engines wound down, and soon the door folded back to reveal 3JJ standing at the front. The bodyguard marched down into the wheat, followed then by Padparadscha herself. The two of them moved through the crops, though the jasper was the only one tall enough to see over the vegetation.
The two of them would emerge onto the site, intending to approach the tall Moonstone.
A breeze picked up, blowing loose strands of hair back and sending the still flaming wreckage billowing behind her. Moonstone breathed in deeply with her nostrils, linking her hands together in front of her as she heard the distinct sound of another anti-gravity engine. The new ship promptly landed, and the distinct sounds of footsteps carried over to her. "Visitors." She said calmly, voice carrying across the barren grain fields. "The first ones in quite some time..."
Two unique sets of sounds were identifiable - the heavy thud of what she assumed was a Quartz, and a softer more defined tone that belonged to some sort of aristocrat. A strange happenstance, that for the first time in all her exile that she would come across Gems as soon as she crashed. She turned slowly, tilting her head as her full image was bare for the newcomers to see. "Who might you be...?"
Padparadscha's eyes widened as she realized this gem was a moonstone, though not the model she had seen before with her own eyes. Those gems were quite prestigious, and the gem didn't seem to be hostile, so the sapphire stepped around her bodyguard with her hands clasped behind her back. First she gave a bow, then unfolded her arms and straightened her back to bring her lithe arms into a precise Diamond Salute,"Padparadscha 10C8A 8QE, Pink Diamond's investigations and special task operative," Her arms held the salute for a moment, then she turned to gesture toward her bodyguard,"This is my guardian, Jasper 9B8A 3JJ, and my pearl has remained with my cruiser," She paused for only a moment, allowing her arms to again fold behind her back, while 3JJ stood at attention, keeping her eyes moving around the clearing that had been wrought in the explosion.
"We were on task when your distress signals were picked up on my radar. It's good to see you're in shape. You happen to have crashed within my jurisdiction, so I will need identification, your luminescence-- as well as the identification of any crew members who may have also been caught in the crash" She spoke in a modulated tone, and gave a serious, flat expression as she awaited the fellow aristocratic gem's own preamble and introduction.
Though she didn't understand a few things that the Padparadscha had said, answers could come with time. Just because she hadn't seen another Gem in some time didn't mean she should be rude. A bright flash and she shapeshifted effortlessly to about the Jasper's height and curtseyed. "White Moonstone. 1A2A, 2BE." If the smaller Gem kept track of Kindergarten facet numbers, it would be obvious to her the origin of this particular Gem stemmed from an early Homeworld Kindergarten - not that it was important to Moonstone to be recognized for that. "There was... nobody else in the ship. I was alone." Her lips tugged down in a small frown as she tilted her head upwards aimlessly. "Apologies, Padparadscha, but would you mind informing me of the meaning of some terms you used? I've been... out of the loop for a while." She cleared her throat, hoping she had the Gem's full attention before continuing. "'Pink Diamond?', 'Pearl?'. I'm afraid that I have no knowledge of those two subjects."
She was a bit surprised to see the gem downsizing herself, and then giving a rather sparse preamble, though it would just mean a faster entry into her report on this event. However, what the gem said next brought a deep frown to her face, and she glanced toward her jasper guardian with a look of concern. 3JJ returned the look, then both Pink Court gems returned their attention to the elegant gem before them. It was unthinkable to her that a gem of such stature would not know who one of the Diamonds was, or somehow evade knowledge of the ubiquitous servant gems, pearls, in such a busy time of war and development.
"Your brilliance, it may be that you have sustained more damage in the crash than may have been accounted for initially. I'll have my pearl do a sweep of your vessel, we'll get it documented while you get situated in my vessel. We'll take you to the moonbase and after a short discussion with my Diamond I'm sure you'll be able to make a swift recovery," Padparadscha tapped her wrist and brought up her holoscreen technology, then began to interface with it,"Pearl, do come here post-haste, I'll need you to take down some information for the report while we escort her radiance back to the cruiser," With that the sapphire turned, and prepared to make her way back through the wheat field, but kept her careful gaze on Moonstone.
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