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The ship Jade and her Pearl had stolen docks in the galaxy warp as she tries to find a working one. Jade: Blast none of the Warps seem to be working. The Green lady checked her crystal as he tries to find the right Warp. Jade:Why aren't any of these working?!!*the panic evident in her face* Who stopped these from working? She looks at her Pearl for an answer. She thinks about it as the search continues, Jade bumps into a familiar and rare male Gem. Jade: Lord Jet? What are you doing here? Shoulder you be on homeworld? You aren;t going to take me back are you? My pearl my pet and I left for a reason. Shatterings in Blue Diamonds court.
Jet surveyed the wreckage of the warp pads. This wasn't normal damage that he'd seen before. It had been a while since he'd been stranded on this odd planet, and to be honest he was actually starting to relax, the court's boring socialites and interactions becoming a distant memory. The few gems he'd met here had no idea he was a court gem than goodness. He's been able to bluff his way through by acting like a combat gem, something he was proud of being trained for. He felt more useful than having some pretty socialite trying to climb the ladder by hanging off his arm at a party.
A disturbance in the air made him blink as he glances around. Was that a homeworld ship arriving? He ducked behind one of the larger pillars, the large gem peering around the corner. It was only a scout ship, but it was being piloted...erratically. No standard operating procedures. And was that.... a pearl piloting it? Definitely not someone coming to fix the pads. He decided to take a chance and step out as the ship landed, being in full view of the occupants as the came out of the vehicle, though in the shadow of one of the spires. The only sounds in the quiet location being the lapping of water at the base of the central structure and the whirring of the vehicle as it powered down.
He was mildly surprised to see another court gem, one he'd encountered before, scramble down in a panic trying to find a working warp pad. "No point pretending here." He thought to himself. He waited till she noticed him, surprised as she almost freaks out.
"I needed to escape the rigmarole of the court life for a day or so and chose to visit this rather... backwards planet. I ended up trapped when... something....destroyed these pads. So no, I'm not here to capture you Miss Jade." He said, making no move to startle her. "And from the sounds of things, getting stuck here may have been a good idea. Are you and your companion alright?" He asks, being one of the few gems who, having been exposed to both sides of the class system of the gem homeworld, felt all gems should be equally appreciated.
"We're fine. Thanks for asking." Jade replied as she got up. "So why do you think all these pads her broken? Not that I ever wanna go back. I mean If it wasn't for my Pearl Blue Diamond would have shattered me." She smiled as her pearl joins them. "I thought home world was the best. But after nearly being shattered my perspective has changed. I wanna be a crystal gem like that Rose Quartz." Her Pearl looks a bit shocked but happy. She'd always been treated well By Jade. And when Jade saw other Pearls being mistreated She always stepped in. The Pearl was proud to have her as master and friend.
"So how long have you been here Jet? What can you tell us about this planet?" She asked out of curiosity.
The male gem frowned, heading over to the nearest pad. "From the look of the damage, this isn't a simple malfunction. These pads were purposefully destroyed by someone." He said, lifting a cracked shard, an indent visible in the side. He holds the piece out for one of you to take. "I've been on this planet for several months...." He looks up, aware that you probably don't know the word. "Something like 200 planetary rotations." He goes for, hoping that might sound more suitable.
He points to three nearby pads, all broken the same way. "Each broken pad leads to somewhere offworld. However, all the intact ones lead to other places on this planet. I haven't explored many of those yet. The biggest clue we have is that shards are missing from the broken pads. Even if we re-assembled them, they won't work again." He states, rather matter of fact about it. You can see he's debating telling you something, but isn't sure as he takes a seat on one of the stairs leading to the main homeworld warp.
He nods to himself, evidently coming to a decision. "I'm assuming you heard the transmission somehow when you were fleeing homeworld. The one from Rose, correct? This planet seems to be the rebel homeworld now, which means homeworld WILL try attack it. I doubt that will put you off wanting to be a crystal gem, but remember that the only people who would want to destroy these pads would be the Crystal gems. Homeworld would want it open to move troops."
"So are you going to be a crystal gem with me?" She asked. "I mean you've heard what's happening. Homeworld is no longer the place I called home. And I will defend this world as long as I can. Do you have a place we can stay? My earth shaping is more for defense than actually construction." She said worried they may come soon. "I mean We need a base to defend." She said feeling more confident.:I'm sure my Pearl can help. She's stronger than other pearls." The pearl blushes at her master's praise and looks at Jet and nods.
"So what's the native life like here? I heard they were savage and backward from the reports. But I don't believe that." Jade said matter of factually.
Jet looks over at the two gems and the odd dragon thing. "I'm... not fully certain yet. Though I won't stop you doing what you feel is right. I would rather see these crystal gems firsthand before I fully decide." He says. "Though there are a few things I should point out. The crystal gems do not seem to believe in classes. You will not *Own* this pearl anymore, she will be her own person. It is her choice to follow you or not. Secondly, I do not wish anyone to know that I'm a court gem, so I will be masquerading as a combat gem. I'd recommend you do the same, but I think you might be too recognizable to anyone who visited the courts. I would rather not reveal our full capabilities to people we don't yet know if we can trust."
Jet sighs, leaning back. "Sorry for sounding pessimistic here, but until now, I haven't heard any news from homeworld, so I was hanging back in case this was all propaganda." He patted the stairs next to him for her to sit down. "From the sounds of things, we need more information. And there are homeworld gems on the planet. I've seen a few distant fights so far and it sees like we will need to fight if we want to last long. Its been getting increasingly hard to avoid them, even for me."
He looks thoughtful at your question. "I wouldn't say savage really. They aren't as durable as us, and die a lot quicker. So they live a lot faster."
Jade looks Jet straight in the eye." I had never considered her my possession. I've always seen her as a friend and Ally. I give her the freedom to do what she wants. But she's always stuck by me."She said as her pearl projects a few memories to back up her story. One of the memories is even of her standing up to a group of the skinny pearls who were actually making fun of Big Pearl.
"See what I mean I've always stood by her. She's more than a servant she's my friend." She hugs Big Pearl who blushes a lighter green.
Jade Also shifts her outfit to more of a Martial artists attire As for big Pearl she shifts into monk style robes.
"How do we look? Also have any corrupted gems been sighted here?" She asks alittle scared.
Jet smiles and pats Jade on the head gently. "I wasn't doubting you, I'm just letting you know whats expected." He glances at the ship, still parked next to the pad. "You both look fine, but we should hide the ship to stop it being stolen. Humans have a habit of poking around when they shouldn't." He shrugs, as if not too worried. "I've seen some odd gems around, but I've been able to avoid them easily. I wouldn't worry too much."
The male gem approaches your ship. "Can one of you power it down? We can drop it in the water to the side here. I doubt anyone will be looking there." He asks, glancing down into the deep water. "After that, we can try look for a crystal gem and see where it takes us. Sound good?"
Jade smiles and goes to power down the ship. "So do you mind if I just call you Jet?"She asks as she steps out of the ship."Or do you prefer Lord Jet?" Big Pearl and Jade push the ship over the side and it sinks in the water. "You can just call me Jade if you like. There's no need to be so formal." Jade and Big pearl join him as he leads the way out. Big pearl smiles thinking about being a Crystal gem with her master turned Friend Jade. Jade smiles back and relaxes as they go. Jade:So what do you think of my Friend? She's always looked out for me. I'm sure she can be helpful." Jade said as they exit.
Jet waits idly outside as the two power down the ship, the large gem looking over the choice of active pads. He attention shifted as the two exited the ship. "You might want to call me Ico. Jet will show off that I'm a court gem too easily." He say, closing the door once both are out and helping heave the ship over the side. "We should be able to retrieve it fairly easily if we need to leave in a hurry." The gem says, rubbing his chin in thought.
"We should probably choose a pad that will give us the greatest chance of finding other gems. The only pads I know where they go are to an old abandoned kindergarten, an overgrown garden and what appears to be a sky temple, although that is where I saw those odd gems I mentioned. We may be best off trying some of the unknown ones...." The large gem mentioned, pointing to a group on the other side of the platform. "And I believe she is very loyal to you. Though that will mean if I'm a threat, she won't hesitate to attack me, correct miss Pearl?" He asks, tilting his head and raising an eyebrow.
"If you two are ready, we should probably go." He says, letting Jade and pearl choose the pad to go through, and thus the destination.
Big Pearl nods as she And Jade doscuss which Warp to use. "Hmmm Seems like the garden might be a good place to start."But then so would that Kindergarten. But those places can be really creepy. To be completely honest. " Big pearl nods having seen some others."Let's go with the garden. Anything we need to know about it? I mean I don't wanna put you guys in danger Ico. I mean We have our weapons but we haven't had you use them.And Yeah we are almost ready." Jade and Big Pearl have to get excited to fight off the nerves. They summon their weapons. Jade's a jade green Chakram. Big Pearl's a giant hammer. "We are ready."
(I'll swap to using the name Ico from here to make it easier for you to remember as well, ok?)
Ico puts his hands up. "No weapons yet. We are better off encountering any gems we meet peacefully before resorting to violence. Act like Pearl and I are both looking after you and take attackers by surprise." He winks, stepping onto the pad Jade pointed to. "No offence, but if you know how to use that thing, a surprise attack will work far better for you." He says, waiting for them both to step aboard. "The only thing to remember is that we've been stuck here since the pads went down. We don't want your ship to be common knowledge."
He waits to the side for them both, letting Pearl be the one to activate the pad, to ease both their minds about this being a trap.
(Ok, on to the new spot once you post your leaving post.)
Jade and big Pearl put away their weapons. "Alright this should be fun. So Ico You are really a noble Gem? Hard to believe with how tough you are. I mean do I seem like that sort?" She looks him over again as Big Pearl gets to Warp ready. Also Are we going to need star symbols on us somewhere? I heard Crystal Gems have them. Personally. I'm not sure where I'd put mine." Big Pearl nods in agreement as the Warp warms up. So why do you think Rose rebelled?I mean we all have our reasons. You know Mine and my Pearl's. And we know you just came to get away." They all Warp to the garden. (leaving post)
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"'s Origin is still unknown, some suspect it was a viral infection, other claim it was a Diamond experiment gone awry and other suspect the organics were behind it. Regardless no one seem to have a proper answer about what it was and why its only isolated to Earth
*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