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It was early at the temple, the sun had barely even began to rise on the horizon for its long duty lightning the day. As of late the temple had been rather vacant, perhaps not too many rebels trusted the site. Or perhaps it was more the fact their force had been disorganized since the loss of their leader. Honestly, it didn't matter. What did was that all signs pointed to a certain gem visiting this place within the span of the next few days. And so a hidden gem lay in wait, unmoving and uncaring for the past three days waiting for his target to show herself.
Dolomite had no issues with Fuscite, but this was a perfect opportunity to test out his new and improved suit. And of course, according to Obsidian, her own suit held tech that could very well be the key to the ulimate weapon to finally defeat his true target. And so he waited in silence, stock still like a malevolent statue. She had to show up eventually...
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Oct 9, 2016 7:18:41 GMT
A distinct crunching noise became audible as Dolomite's HVT approached the temple, the green armor dulled by the shadow of the rather humongous statue overlooking the beach. It'd been several weeks since she had last visited the site, and Fushcite was returning once more to check up on the place, and see if any newcomers had happened to trap themselves inside. Little did she know of the coming ambush, nor that someone else was in possession of a powered suit of armor. (Took you guys long enough.)
Stepping up to the star insignia that decorated the front door, Fushcite kicked her heels a few times before stepping into the temple, hoping to dismantle any remaining particles of sand before vanishing into the grand temple. Although she was unsure of what lay in wait, the ancient explorer knew that an unexpected occurrence was inevitable, given how memorable this hauntingly empty palace was.
"Bingo..." Just as he expected Fuscite arrived at the temple, sooner than he had dared hope. Moving as stealthily as he could (better than his last model thankfully) Dolomite moved down the hill behind the temple, knowing from his observations he'd have to be as quick as possible. He reached the outside of the temple as Fuscite accessed the door, slowing his pace as to not be discovered. Just as the door was closing behind Fuscite Dolomite slipped through, seeing the door shut behind them before turning his attention to Fuscite. Assuming he was still unseen, Dolomite stayed as quiet and hidden as possible, observing the room and trying to gather why Fuscite had come here. Suffice to say this wouldn't be an easy fight, whatever he could use in the environment to his advantage would be a very welcome boon.
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Jan 11, 2017 2:27:46 GMT
The weary explorer took around three steps in before swiveling on her heels and marching towards the nearest wall. In one swift motion, Fuscite swung up a leg and continued walking whilst preserving her momentum. Several moments later, the old gem was meandering throughout the deserted halls, her alloyed heels clicking away at the ceiling. Beneath the jade juggernaut appeared a brightly glowing diamond, a vivid green hue emanating from it. Seconds later a Holo-Fuscite burst forth, mirroring the gem's movements- a somewhat entrancing visual display that was sure to catch anyone's eye. "Hey, Holo-Me, you seen Agate recently? Typically the little bugger's scurryin' around on the run from some monster he found. He's missed like three deadlines. Besides all of the monsters, I'm startin' to get a bit worried about the blueberry." The hologram, unable to speak, simply shrugged in response to Fuscite's inquiry.
Dolomite was pressing in for the attack, readying his blades for a surprise assault to open up combat. But he hesitated, Fuscite seemed to be occupied with all her pacing. Something was obviously bothering her, so he resigned himself to what shadows there were and stayed hidden. He watched as the duplicate formed and began to mirror her movements, listening intently to her monologue. His 'professional' resolve melted away as he heard her mentioned being worried about him. It occurred to him, more as a hope than anything, that this could be one of the few (in not only) allies he might actually have left. Maybe he'd regret this, but he stood up slowly from his crouched position and into Fuscite's view.
"Fuscite..." the modified voice called out, revealing the mechanized gem in full view. He didn't seem hostile, although it was probably clear he had been following her for a good while now. He waited to see her reaction, there was still the possibility it was some sort of ruse, that she might know all about him and his quest for revenge.
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Jan 13, 2017 7:20:29 GMT
The armored explorer was not expecting a large robot to suddenly appear and utter her name. Swiveling on her heels with a surprised gait, Fuscite took a few moments to observe the newcomer. Looking up ( or down, depending on your orientation) at the Holo-Fuscite, Fuscite began chuckling. " Of all the things to jump out at me in this place, the last thing I was expecting was the Iron Giant. Well, uh, given that you're in here and haven't attacked me yet, I can either assume you're a Crystal Gem or are very poor at timing attacks... I'm ,uh, gonna go with the former. " Approaching the titan, the frontiersman extended an armored gauntlet towards it, palm open and fingers outstretched. " Name's... Wait, you already know my name; I guess my reputation precedes me. What name do you go by, Iron Giant? " Whilst this display of friendliness was occurring, Fuscite wondered how the mechanized macho man had gotten into the temple.
He was more than a little hesitant to take her hand, his paranoia imagining it to be a trick. But for him to find out what he wanted to know he had to trust her, at least a little bit. Of course his armored gauntlet dwarfed her hand considerably, and the lack of real fingers made any sort of grip tenuous at best, "You may call me Dolomite, and I'm thinking I may not want to fight you. I think we may have... like-minded interests." The hulking form never seemed to relax, despite it's more-or-less friendly attitude. He continued, "Forgive me for eavesdropping but I could help but overhear you mention an 'Agate'. Believe it or not, I think I know the same gem. The only agate I've known to be called... blueberry..." His voice twisted, as if he was upset or maybe disgusted. He glanced to the side, "What can you tell me about him, what you last heard."
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Jan 14, 2017 4:59:04 GMT
Fuscite squatted on the ceiling after the two shook hands, pondering the question. "Well, Dolomite, last time I heard from Agate, he was doing something in his shack. I think. And Blueberry is a perfectly acceptable nickname." The gem exhaled slightly. "I mean, we kept somewhat current, but he just kinda vanished one day. Been searchin' off and on for the bugger ever since. Can't help but think something bad's happened to him, you know?" Shrugging, Fuscite looked the mechanical figure up and down again. "You know, it's not everyday I see another gem wearing armor. We're like unicorns. Unless you're a robot. Are you a robot, Dolomite?" The jaded juggernaut inquired. "Are you a synth? Also, where didja come from, anyways? And how do you know Agate?"
Dolomite took a seated position, "Lots of questions, for a good reason I suppose. To begin, no I'm not a robot, nor am I whatever a 'synth' is. I'm a gem just like you. Although, I didn't exactly always wear this..." His voice turned bitter, "Unlike you, this suit isn't a choice. It's grafted onto my core, hooked so far in I'm not entirely sure if anything could remove it." He thumbed over to the 'backpack' looking circle on his back, confirming it as his power source.
Despite sitting he still seemed on edge, glancing around the room constantly. Despite his paranoid overwatch he continued, "As for Agate, let's just say for now that I have a... 'vested interest' in him. He needs help and I want to do just that. He's not strong enough to do it on his own..." His voice drifted off, an awkward cough just barely audible through the helmet. "I know where he went, and I know who is responsible for his disappearance. And I know for a fact that something very bad happened to him." He leaned forward, "And you want to know who did it? Well... would you believe me if I said it was the one and only inquisitor Opalite and Carbide?"
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Jan 14, 2017 23:49:27 GMT
Fuscite's body language darkened upon hearing of something rather unfortunate happening to Agate. She was as stiff as a statue after that, only moving after several intensely silent minutes. The hologram dissipated in a shower of emerald sparks as the aged explorer slowly stood up and made her way over to the Iron Giant. She placed a firm hand on the machine's shoulder, her grasp straining the metal. Fuscite stared straight through Dolomite's visor and into the gem's very soul, and one could feel the fires of Hell raging from within the visor. In a tone struggling to keep her composure, Fuscite uttered a series of words to Dolomite, her grip tightening on the metal frame of the mech. "You will tell me where Agate is or I will rip the answer out of that battery on your back."
After his lengthy explanation Dolomite maintained the silence, trying to read Fuscite as best as he could. Of course, the suit made it nearly impossible to do so (not his suit for once). His visor just stared back into hers for a good long moment after the threat, contemplating whether it was hollow or not. Eventually he broke the silence, "You really are serious then, aren't you. Alright then, I'll show you." He brushed Fuscite's hand off his shoulder and reached up to his mask. His weaponized fingers gripped the visor awkwardly applying pressure until a quiet hiss was heard and his hand pulled away, revealing what was underneath.
Just like that Agate was staring Fuscite in the face, his jovial expression replaced by more of a grimace than anything. All across his face were what looked like little light-blue lines that pulsated with light occasionally, looking almost like veins running across his form (albeit only his face was visible). His face looked positively dwarfed by the suit, making it clear he was more metal than hard-light at this point, "For the record, I like the nickname Blueberry..." A smile almost broke out on his face, resulting in more of a smirk than anything.
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Jan 16, 2017 0:49:40 GMT
Fuscite stood there, gazing at Agate's visage for several moments before the reaction caught up to her. "You look more like cotton candy than anything, now." Her voice was very obviously strained, and Fuscite hugged Agate very tightly for a bit. Sniffling could be heard.
"What happened to you?"
Fuscite released her grasp and stared at Agate's face again, as if to confirm what she was seeing. "Opalite and... Carbide? This?" The jade juggernaut's voice had become jaded towards the end of her sentence. Her fists clenched.
Logic had retreated from the fronts of the explorer's mind, replaced by a raw emotional wave not felt in quite a while. The unlikelihood of Carbide and Opalite actually committing this heinous deed had been shot out of the sky in the wake of a rising anger; the force of which could be likened to a certain gem's hardlight projectiles. There was hell to pay, and it seemed Carbide and Opalite were to be the unfortunate recipients of the check.
Agate was silent for a while again, he couldn't stand to look Fuscite in the eyes for a while. He didn't return the hug at first, the feeling had felt rather foreign at first, but embraced her in a bear hug for a long while. Not that she could see as they embraced one another, but the cracks on his form narrowed till they were no wider than hairline fractures. After Fuscite pulled away he cleared his throat, more than a little uncomfortable at what he'd have to admit, "I... I apparently made a mistake in picking my friends. I was ambushed by... by..." He hesitated, now that he thought about it he could have sworn he could almost picture a gem around his size at the Kindergarden that day. Quickly he felt a tremor rack his skull as he lost focus on whatever he was thinking previously. When he focused again his thoughts were fuzzy, but he could recall back to that day. Carbide had clearly been there, right?
On the outside Agate reeled back in pain, the fractures across his face flared up in a major way and remained enlarged. When he opened his eyes again his pupils were like pinheads. When he spoke his voice was groggy for a little while, "It was Carbide. She poofed me and brought me to this ship. When I awoke..." Again there was silence, more out of fear than anything. He hated this part more than anything, he thought about the event as little as possible. He spoke almost in a whisper, "Mr. O was there... he was laughing at me. He said we were never friends, that it was all a game to him. He did this to me." Gradually the lines on his form grew up to half an inch wide.
He looked up and met her eyes, "I... I need your help Fuscite. Please..."
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Jan 16, 2017 6:49:15 GMT
As Agate regaled Fuscite with her tale, the drums of war began beating ever louder in her head, eventually drowning out Agate's words. Fuscite's blades fizzled into existence, their bright green illuminating the passageway. Her right fist began to twitch slightly, an old habit reawakened by this newfound rage. As Agate lay before her, the old explorer craned her neck towards the entryway of the temple; Agate could see one of Fuscite's eyes through the visor, consumed with a righteous prejudice. "Carbide..." she growled with an almost corrupted tone. The armored explorer marched out of the temple, uttering a single phrase towards Agate as the crystal-marked doors slid shut- "Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo."
He was silent, lowering his face to the ground while he waited for her response. He didn't know how he'd continue if she denied assisting him, after all he had a mission to complete. Noticing she summoned her weapons he glanced up just in time to catch a glance at her eye past her visor, realizing he had managed to hold onto at least one ally from before everything. Before he could say anything she marched off, saying a phrase he didn't immediately understand, and dissapeared beyond the door.
At first, he thought he'd feel delighted. He had gained an ally, someone that'd help him achieve the revenge he'd been seeking for the last few long months. And yet... nothing. If anything he almost felt regret, doubt still gripped him and now he turned two friends against one another. Even if Carbide had done what she did, and he couldn't believe he doubted that fact, he could have very well let Fuscite live in happy ignorance. But what was done was done, and now he had to return back to Obsidian and explain why he couldn't complete the objective. He slotted his visor back in place and stood up, taking a deep breath to calm himself. He exited the temple, there was much more work to do.
Melody: I am doing pretty good
Feb 20, 2020 16:30:34 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