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The moment the bubble was popped, a brilliant white light enveloped the simple cut of Crystalline Sugar, her body manifesting before she gracelessly hit the ground. The air was unnaturally stale-no. Sterile. Was she on Earth? Earth never felt this clean. How long was she out for?
Sadly, none of these questions would find themselves answered, as a pair of Amethysts quickly grabbed her by the arms, unceremoniously lifting her so her limp legs dragged behind as they marched. She was weak, far too weak to even struggle against the duo, let alone to properly break free and fight. What... happened to her? Last she remembered, she was confronted by a trio of homeworld gems, a fight broke out... She faintly overheard one of the brutes taunting her, but only one word really stuck out.
A traitor? Her? No, nonononono. She was as loyal as they came, she would fight in a thousand wars on her Diamond’s behalf. Hell, she was only on Earth for a shot to redeem herself in the eyes of her Diamond! How could she, of all gems, be a traitor?
Sugar could barely muster the strength to look her captors in the eye as she was quite literally tossed into a cell, slumped against the wall as the destabilization field separated her from those damned Amethysts. She was too weak to stand, too frazzled to speak. Hopefully answers would come in due time but... given her situation, it seemed unlikely. Hopefully she’d find some way out of this.
The sharp tack of her heels carried down the quiet, featureless halls. Padparadscha carried her chin high, her shoulders relaxed, hands clasped neatly behind her. Her large eyes were sparkling pools of lotus pink, focused ahead. She was the picture of measured calm, shimmering silk fluttering in her wake as she glazed passed cells filled with recent captures. Some of the captures tried to taunt her as she went, but the sapphire didn't seem to notice. Behind her was the calculating tap of Pink Pearl's careful step, and the deadened thump of Jasper's heavy lope.
With a flick of her wrist, a holoscreen materialized in front of her, and she flicked through until an identification panel emerged. Her steps slowed, and she swiveled to look into the cell. Her glare seeped onto the worn captive like molten rock. Any twitch, sudden movement, flare of nostril or flicker of eye would be snared into her vision.
"Ah, Sugar D1332," The diminutive sapphire paused, to press her lips as she glanced over her holoscreen module. Her lithe fingers pulled gently to the glinting gemstone that adorned her throat, "I am Padparadscha 10C8A 8QA, judicial affiliate and investigations special operative. I believe you have some experience as an operative yourself, Madam Sugar," Her tone, modulated to seem pleasant, clashed not only with the subject matter, but with the uncanny stare of her disproportionate eyes. Her lips twisted into a smile that might have been sweet, if not for the inquisitorial fire that gleamed in her visage. The shadowy figures of her keen-eyed pearl and her caped bodyguard loomed tall over the small investigator.
The Sugar's eyes narrowed at the statement, her body tensing up as she sat straighter against the wall. The Padparadscha didn't appear nearly as much of a threat as she had anticipated, and that Pearl was, well, just a Pearl. But that Jasper... She'd recognize the face of the gem who gleefully beat her within an inch of her life. Diamonds, she didn't even have the strength to stand, and she was already dealing with this? What, were they going to drag her to the courtroom? Sugar let out an agitated sigh as she slumped back against the wall. "If I don't answer, are you going to sic her on me again?" she spat, gesturing to the Jasper with a quick tilt of her head. "I heard what your Amethysts had to say. I'm no traitor."
The pink-caped Jasper couldn't help the sanguine grin that cracked her expression. She glared down her nose at the captive, but stood still, kept at bay behind the much smaller, more delicate sapphire who stood in front of the small posse. Her heavy hands clasped together, the soldier forced her lips together, then bit down her glee. She almost managed to seem neutral.
Padparadscha's gaze didn't budge from Sugar; her visage consumed by focus, she seemed to only see the imprisoned gem; all encompassed in the test of Sugar's truthfulness and willpower. She simply allowed the first question to answer itself; Jasper would destroy what she was bid to, if it were to come to that. She hoped that the agent would honorably see through her punishment, but they rarely did. When the treasonous special agent seemed to believe what she was saying, the sapphire tipped her chin upward. Her enormous eyes narrowed with incredulity. The opulent gem glittered as she sifted, tilting her head. "What do you call a gem who shatters her superiors, D1332? Who attacks her own comrades? What do you call a gem who repeatedly abandons her objectives?" Her tone seeped with sarcasm. The questions rhetorical, she made a motion toward her pearl. The dainty pink gem glided up to the controls, lithe hands motioned through the lock. Though, Padparadscha put up her hand before the pearl could finish unlocking the mechanism.
"Why did you do it, D1332?" She leaned forward ever so slightly, head tilting to cast a dim shadow over her glistening eyes,"What drives you to such extremes?"
Behind her, Jasper prepared holocuffs and summoned her baton. The soldier cracked her knuckles, and the corner of her lip curled.
”My objective was the eradication of the Crystal Gems and the assistance in furthering Homeworld operations on Earth. The Yellow Peridot was unstable and would have drawn too much attention to our operations. Obsidian was a madwoman who’s actions would have killed loyalists and insurrectionists alike. And that Hessonite...” she paused, straightening up against the wall as she considered how to word what she wanted to say. ”Her actions would have brought an armed response from the humans. If left alive, her actions could have led to the complete and utter failure of our operations on Earth. Not once have I abandoned my objectives. I have simply acted with information and clarity that it appears many of our fellow gems lack.” she spat, glaring at the Padparadsha as she finished speaking. Of course, she had no expectation for this gem to understand, but to her, speaking up was at least better than silently accepting her own death.
Melody: Hi! Yep, that is true
Dec 30, 2019 10:51:32 GMT
Melody: honestly the site is not very active, but I try to make sure that every new player is doing okay
Dec 30, 2019 10:52:55 GMT
Melody: so feel free to message me here or on the discord if Njrk (the owner) is not answering
Dec 30, 2019 10:53:30 GMT
Melody: Also, you have got a decent app Chatoyant. I don't think you will have problems with being accepted. I am only not sure about your weapon, in the show it was very op, Njrk will have to take a closer look
Dec 30, 2019 11:07:42 GMT
Melody: It might also be good to state if you made the art for your Aquamarine or not
Dec 30, 2019 11:09:33 GMT
Fulgurite: Always wonderful to see new users. The shoutbox is still somewhat in use but the more reliable chat is the discord channel. But either way, welcome to the site.
Dec 30, 2019 11:29:49 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: Thank you! Yes, that's the thing I'm still unsure about as well. I tried looking into other tractor beam and levitation based abilities that have been approved on this site and modeled and tried to nerf mine based on those. Will have to see!
Dec 30, 2019 12:58:23 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: Ah, and that's true. The art's mine, could go edit that into the app before I forget. x)
Dec 30, 2019 12:59:32 GMT
Melody: I think it is good. Njrk already said it in chatbox that he is pretty busy, but I will try to inform him on discord about your app
Dec 30, 2019 13:08:05 GMT
Melody: I have got an idea. Njrk in some threads suggests that abilities/weapons could have a cooldown. It could be a nice way to nerf your weapon, but not too much. For example, maybe after using it in 2 posts it will shut down on its own for one post?
Dec 30, 2019 13:15:38 GMT
Melody: it is just a suggestion, I really don't know what Njrk will say about it
Dec 30, 2019 13:16:43 GMT
Melody: time measures, weight and stuff like that are nice, but they don't always transfer well into the roleplay. Time is especially a tricky part, that is why we usually use posts instead
Dec 30, 2019 13:20:04 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: Understandable that people would be busy around this time of the year, I don't mind if I have to wait a little. A cooldown could be a good idea if it's deemed that the weapon could use a little more nerfing. I'll keep that in mind!
Dec 30, 2019 13:31:27 GMT
njrk97: Ill try and look at it tomorrow, but yeah the gem wand presents some issues, its sorta why i avoided the more modern gem tech on the site IE widespread Destablizers. Like they exist but since Pink is not Dead the Resource issues and tech focus of Era 2
Dec 31, 2019 1:08:37 GMT
njrk97: has not become that prevalent.
Dec 31, 2019 1:08:54 GMT
Chatoyant Aquamarine: I'll try to make some adjustments beforehand. I’ll let the original description stay as it is so you can read it but I’ll send some notes to you so that you don’t have to start from a scratch.
Dec 31, 2019 4:25:34 GMT
Flurry: I knew that was coming
Jan 15, 2020 3:05:39 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