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Octi nodded, listening to the description of what it was that Carbi originally found, they didn't remember seeing any geodes before hand. "Alright...that sounds like something that he would try to check out for sure. I'll let you lead the way." Octavia looked Carbide over, trying to tell if any parts of her projection may have been significantly damaged "Should we try to take some of these geodes back to the mainland? I can hold onto them in my shack if you'd want. That way you could just swing by and pick it up whenever you wanted. Or if you had something else in mind, then I think I'd be alright with..well just about anything you had in mind really"
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Jan 20, 2017 3:39:27 GMT
Carbide looked further back up the hill through the thick trees, and set off at a good pace, propelling herself laterally through the air and kicking off against trees and rocks, covering the distance rather quickly, after a few moments of such travel, she lands with her boots in the sweet smelling jungle earth and points towards a cluster of the large rock formations, motioning in particular to the geode she had cracked open with the heft of her weapon an hour or so earlier.
"I think so Octy, I mean, we have got to do something about these things. I haven't noticed anything else about this island that was out of the ordinary, and some time in the past few thousand years, gems built a warp pad here, there has got to be something about these massive geodes that they wanted to be able to study or check in on whenever they pleased.. without having to use a ship or pod or some other such measure. Its most mysterious.. "
Carbide pauses for a moment, leaning against Octy's shoulder then lets out a huff.
"Well bringing some of these back to your shack, or hiding them somewhere at least seems like a good idea for now. But I am afraid that while both you and i are reasonably clever... neither of us are technicians, nor do we have one folded away in our back pocket. If we want to solve this mystery.. ugh.. this pains me to say it, but we may need to involve Morion on this one. He is very experienced and has a pile of personnel and gem tech at his disposal. I dont like telling half truths, but I would like to leave the location of the island and how many geodes are scattered about this place..written in the.. shall we say very fine print for the moment. At lest until we know if these strange geological formations have any special properties, or if they are actually symptomatic of something larger that could be going on with this island."
She leans in towards the hold she busted in the side of the giant geode and peers inside at the brilliantly coloured chunks of massive crystals that lined the inside.
"I have to agree with you, we may need to get his help. Let's try to get some more ideas as to what's around here." Octy sighed and looked up, whistling softly in impressiveness as they walked up to the geodes "This is amazing..how have I not heard anything about these before?" He walked up to one of the geodes once he could tell that it was okay to let Carbide walk on her own, picking it up and examining in closer in his hands. "I'm aware that the planet we are on can produce gems that aren't..sentient as us, but I've never seen any sort of formation like this." Octi tried his best to pry a few small samples away from the geode, not wanting to mess with it too much. "How long do you think these have been here?" He turned back to Carbide once he thought he had a good amount
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Jan 25, 2017 8:11:18 GMT
Carbide pulls he head out from the hole in the geode she had made earlier, having examined it somewhat from the inside out then shakes her head with a huff to Octy's remark..
"Yeah I dont know what to think about these things. By all rights, they would be beautiful but unremarkable if they were formed as a much smaller size, typical of what you see on this planet. Even then, its not out of the realm of possibilities that something of this size could occur naturally, but.. this... the whole island seems to be rife with these things, there must be something exceptional about it, or maybe its gem involvement.."
She ponders what to do for a moment, but believed that trying to take some samples back was indeed the best option.. "What do you think? Shall we take back the broke open one and one thats still in one piece? It would give a chance to study it's properties in both states. For all I know when I broke this thing open some sort of.. incubating gem energy escaped or.. orrr.. something, I dunno! Do we take them ourselves, or call for a helicopter, haha? I think I can carry one of these big ones without too much trouble actually, they ARE hollow after all, right?"
Octy thought to himself for a sec, trying to think up the best option. "I..suppose we could take them for ourselves. I know you were joking but I doubt we'd actually need a helicopter" He giggled at Carbi's joke and sighed, picking up one of the geodes and moving it up and down in their grip for a second "Hollow yes but..it appears that they have a decent amount of gems inside. It's not too heavy though, I'd say you could probably take one of these super big ones if you wanted to. Don't overdo it though, we don't want your strength to be pushed to the limits" The bloodstone smiled as he walked up to one, trying to sense how much energy was contained in the island as..well as a whole really
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Jan 31, 2017 5:03:36 GMT
Carbide nodded an groaned slightly as a crumbling sound of broken earth, mixed with a few snapping of small roots as the broken geode, the size of a small deep freeze was wrested from the ground and into the air. With a bit of fumbling and a homeworld language cuss or two, Carbide soon had the object crudely balanced up atop one of her shoulders and began moving back down hill towards the distant warp pad, hopefully it had recharged enough to get her and Octy off the island and back to M Tower in Empire City, since Dolomite/Agate had used it to make his escape a while earlier now. Carbide heard the sound of another of the rock structures being lifted out of the ground behind her and breathed a tired sigh, but was glad to have Octy in tow, as they made their way quietly back through the jungle, with only some quiet murmuring to tell one another to watch their step or mind this or that log.. along the way.
Arriving at the pad Carbide set her geode down and awaited Octy, Kneeling down and placing her hand on the pad and focusing. The transportation pad seemed to hum to life and glow slightly. Seemed it was working for now. "Well, I say we take these things to M Tower and let them sit as lobby decorations for the night, then I think I am going to warp back in the direction of Beach City... not sure what I'll do there.. but I think I need some time to straighten this all out in my head."
Octy sighed as he walked up to the warp pad, geodes in hand as he set them down on the pad for a second and looked at Carbide, nodding and smiling "That sounds like an okay idea to me. I think Morion would at least be...reasonable to let us do that. He at least trusts me a lot if nothing else." He blushed, admittedly already wondering how a new encounter may go "If you're heading back to Beach City, my shack is always available if you need a place to stay. You know where it is, just grab the extra key that I put underneath the doormat at the front door, should let you get in no problem whatsoever." Octi hugged Carbide and smiled softly "I promise things are going to get better...this just may take some time...but things always get better in the end"
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Feb 1, 2017 6:29:45 GMT
"Yeah I know you're right, it just.... well.. it just sucks, ya know?"
Carbide lets out a huff and skootches her geode up next to Octy and the other specimens onto the warp pad. Closing her eyes she focused a moment, the pad shuddered and hummed like before then falls silent. "Oh come on you dilapidated chunk of marble... Nyeh!"
The heavy scout brings her boot down against the pad in a firm persuasive stomp, the impact seeming to coax the pad to life as the magic inside burst to life with a ringing chime and a beam of cyan light seemed to erupt upward from the pad, just as much as it seemed to strike down from the sky, enveloping the two travelers and their cargo... the heavy scout shielding her head with her forearms as a precautionary measure, just in case she ended up oriented the wrong way once again..
Inside M Tower, it was the middle of the night, and a good number of the floors were dimmed, and the main hall on the third floor, a wide open expanse of marble, glass and stainless steel, and banners.. white, blue, pink and yellow respectively, each over 50 ft tall, streamed down the walls in the four corners. The pad in the middle of the room spring to life and that same beam of cyan energy struck down on the pad, delivering the travelers and their ....consolation prizes.. from the afternoon's brawl, with them.
Carbide swiveled her gaze about the room, and then back to Octy and gives a weary grin.. after all that had just happened, it was immensely strange that she felt... safe..in this tower? It was odd for her, since she was normally so confident.. or at least stubborn and defiant enough to brute through most situations. Security cameras in the corners swiveled slowly in their pre-programmed arcs, red LED lights blinking away, as from somewhere else in the building, the sound of footsteps stirring.. This was to be expected as their arrival was entirely unplanned and unannounced. As the footsteps beating a path along tiled hallways gradually inched closer, Carbide became aware of another sound, drifting down the stairs from the next level up, and echoing through the sleepy tower, winding its way down the glass staircase that wrapped about the outer edge of the room and connected to a balcony or causeway that completed the loop. It was music, and judging from the soft fuzz and gravel to the tone, it was being played on a true, old time Human Record Player and stereo..the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra.
~Fly me to the moon~ Let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like On a-Jupiter and Mars In other words, hold my hand In other words, baby, kiss me
Fill my heart with song And let me sing for ever more You are all I long for All I worship and adore In other words, please be true In other words, I love you
Fill my heart with song Let me sing for ever more You are all I long for All I worship and adore In other words, please be true In other words, in other words ~I love ...... you ~
Coming from the staircase, the sound of another set of footsteps, moving with greater poise and purpose. It was hard to tell which would arrive first, but on some level she was a lil to worn out to be worried, although a slight flicker and glitch from her battle damage made her grit her jaw momentarily as she awaited the welcome party.
[Yeaaah... don't do this again, I had plans, about your arrival and now had to scrap them ]
The Humans arrived, armed to the teeth But several of them recognised Carbide and more of them recognised the Bloodstone
One of them nodded
"Stand down boys, they are the Boss and the lil' lad's pals"
The guards returned to their posts, wit the elevator a butler arrived, good old Sebastian, Morion's Human "Pearl" and bowed
"Good evening Lady Carbide... what an unexpected surprise. Please follow me..."
Smooth elevator music, then the office of the Smoky Quartz Morion looked up from a device
"Come in... Carbide. Bloodstone. Pearl please take this to the Human Peridot called... called... she is a short, wrinkled lady... uhm.. ah, Professor Devor, she is charge of Project: Echidna" "Yes m'lord..."
Naturally, the butler called an errand boy But now the full attention of Morion was his guest's "Now, what can I do for you...?"
Bloodstone stayed silent for the most part as the two gems made their way into M Tower. Carrying the geodes the best he could, he smiled at Sebastian and sighed as he set the rocks down when given the chance and looked up at Morion. Octi's feelings hadn't..changed too much. Admittedly he still blushed a little after seeing his old..ally, for the first time in awhile.
"We've had a bit of..unusual circumstances the past few hours. I'll explain the best I can, fill my proverbial blanks in if I forget something"
Octi looked over at Carbide before turning his attention back to Morion
"You see, me and Carbide both conveniently warped to this island that seemed to be in the middle of the ocean. I can promise you it's one I certainly haven't been to, heck I kinda doubt you've been there either."
Bloodstone couldn't help but chuckle a tiny bit, remembering how much the Smoky Quartz liked to travel or explore any nearby areas when given the chance
"On said island, there appeared to be several earth-made geodes. Also we happened to find this walking tin-can calling himself Dolomite..apparently him and Carbide had some trouble before. But..I'll let her explain that part if she wants to."
He looked over at Carbide, wanting to make sure it was okay for her to speak about this particular topic
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Feb 2, 2017 23:21:31 GMT
Carbide stands a little behind Octy in the office, nodding to the Smokey Quartz as he recieved them and listened to the tale being told in a compressed form, before stepping forward into the light of the desk lamp.
"In a nut shell, yes thats right. I was brought to that island, on what I can only describe as a warp pad malfunciton. I intended to be someplace entirely different. So thats strange enough on its own. The "Tin Can" to which Octy referrs is the same individual who attacked Inquisitor Opalite and I at our mutual friend's dwelling, hiddin in the alpha kindergarten. It seems like every time I run into this thing, its been upgraded to be stronger, faster, more resilient and incorporate more gem-tech, to boot. This time, the two of us were able to give it a hard enough time that we smashed the faceplate clean off.."
Carbide chokes a little bit and grits her teeth, her fist popping agrily as it curls into a tight fist, the surge making some of her damage flicker and pop, but her voice remains more or less constant and sure.
"It.. It turns out that what has been trying to drive Opalite and I like tent pegs is our friend, brainwashed or.. mind wiped.. reprogrammed with false memories and then fused into or with.. right down to his gem core ill bet.. into this amalgam of tech, forming a very nasty combat exoskeleton. It.. He.. thinks Opalite and I were responsible for doing that to him, and I am willing to bet that our next meeting will reveal several new formidable upgrades as well. He took off when we uncomvered his Identity though."
Tossing her bangs from her scuffed visor momentarily, she relaxes somewhat.. "He had to be there for a reason though. While exploring the island which has a warp pad.. which dont get put any old place for no reason, we discovered scores of large geode formations, far far larger than is common for anything that exists on this world. We brought a couple of specimens back to you for study, theyre resting in the warp pad hall. Each one is almost as tall as my shoulder.."
Finishing her recap of the afternoon's events, the heavy scout returns to a state of silence uncharacteristic of her personality.
The Smoky Quartz murmured, and turned on the holo screen, global map, with little dots (Those scavanger hunts and crafty humans worth the time)
"I have spent a lot of time to map the Warp network on Earth. After all, those who do not know the lay of the land cannot maneuver their forces. Those who do not use local guides cannot take advantage of the ground. The military of an effective rulership must know all these things. But this island you mentionad is not on my map..."
"Yes, I think you are right and it was a warp pad malfunction... I think this Pad was never the part of the network. Maybe it was removed from the "adresses" or it was a damage... I don't know."
The possibility of a secret Gem site was interresting enough But Carbide then told the encounter with Dolomit "Obsidian..."
The Assassin hissed, like a cat But forced himself to calm down Tho' the empath could sense his mind's maelstorm of hatred and anger Every voice in his head screamed for the liquid light blood of that insane scientist And Sulfur's... Carbide maybe - if she was listening enough - could hear the echoes of the voices
Obsidian, Obisidian, Obsidian... shatter that traitor! And the abomination Sulfur too... And make it looks like an accident so Chip will be okay with it...
The Smoky Quartz poured a glass of whiskey for himself and for his guests
"Waste of Gem technology and precious resources... that idiot! It was a mistake to move out from the Alpha Kindergarten... "
Morion shook his head
"I am not an expert but I think your friend is lost Carbide. It would be a mercy to shatter him. But again... it is just a matter of time and Her Majesty, Pink Diamonds arrives, her forces are on the Moon already, but I guess Bloodstone already told you that. Maybe she could heal her. So I guess our first priority would be to capture your friend alive. He is more than a technological monstorsity than a Gem, with a suit, not a projected body you said... so let's use an EMP granade or Ion blast? The rest is muscle work."
The Smoky Quartz suggested Switched to the security cameras to examine the Geodes
"Anyhow, these geodes... strange things. What is inside?"
From this angle, he couldn't see, if the geodes were "stone bubbles" or some of them were open or not
Octavian sighed, looking at the floor for a second "Erm...no, I hadn't told her about Pink Diamond..kinda had been distracted with the whole Island and combat thing and just...It slipped my mind" The Bloodstone blushed a little as he sipped from the whiskey that had been poured "That's the thing. We're not 100% sure just what lies within them. The impression that Carbide gave me is that there is some sort of...energy or power that lies within them. It's something that I assure you I haven't seen in anything else produced by this planet." Octi looked up at the two of them "And as for..Dolomite...I believe they can still be saved without death. It's true that the body may be beyond saving, as we don't know how the technology is integrated with them, but the mind is still there. After all, during the fight, I know for a second the old mind was still there and had overpowered whatever..memories were placed in there. We simply need to get into that mind and make sure it sees the truth...and if not, then we can do other methods if necessary." The berserker was never one for battle strategy but..now was a better time than ever to try it out
Post by ~Panzerschurke~ on Feb 6, 2017 6:44:34 GMT
Carbide's eyes had slipped shut, listing to the two speak, but she found the effort needed to wrench them back open and join in the conversation again.
"Yeah.. I know that it could be an uphill task to try and save my friend.. and I know full well that there may be no "popping" him free from that suit like a cork from that whisky you just opened up. But at least I have to try and save his mind. I know that waking up to his true... reality.. would not be easy for him, hes barely 2 or 3 Earth solar cycles or.. standard years old. He certainly didn't deserve to have a rogue scientist like Obsidian stalking him about and doing .. grrr. THIS."
The heavy scout let a mouthful of the mild whisky sit on her mock palate for a moment or two, some of the stronger flavours like this seemed to be potent enough to calm her down, by virtue of their intensity distracting her from what was on her mind.
"As much as it pains me to say it, I think that perhaps all of us haven't quite given Obsidian the credit she deserves, as a villain I mean. She has remained hidden, yet still seems to be able to reach us all in ways we thought were guarded or just not involved. As for those geodes, yeah, I smashed one with my weapon while on the island and broke a chunk away.. they're about 5 or 6 inches thick, and the crystals that line the inside are both massive and vibrant. I figured we would being the broke-open one back because of the easy access of study of the inside, whereas if they do need to be whole to contain power, then the one that is undamaged might be useful for other tests. Any other day they would be an entry in my personal exploration logs, but if there is even one lick of power or danger that could come of a screw-loose like Obsidian getting her touch stumps on them, then I wont stand for it. It would be a danger to gems and this plane's species and beyond."
As usual Carbide could sense some emotional emanations coming off the Smokey Quartz, but for once, she was relieved that even with her in his presence, his animosity seemed to be directed at a mutual foe.
"If you want to save your friend, you will need experts... Peridots and healers. I guess you are lucky Carbide, since Her Majesty, Pink Diamond's vanguard force is here at the Moon Base and soon the Goddess herself will arrive!"
Always look at the brigt side of life^^ There was an irony that made the Smoky Quartz smile; the pooor pooooooor Independents are in turble and the big bad evil Homeworld was the only one that could help He almost guffawed... but managed to keep up his calm and polite mask
"How unfortunate, there are no Rebels or Independents who could help you my dear Carbide..."
Morion sipped from the drink "But I will help, after all, what else friends are for?"
But then shook his head
"Obsidian is a scientist with a ship, technology and drones, yes, but limited resources... resources that lowly vulcanic fused glass wasting for nonsesnes like that suited soldier. I am sure, she is good at scavanging, like my team, but she is alone. No sane gems would ever serve her, and the insane ones are easy opponents. The tricky is to find her. But actually we don't want to actually find her, our priority is to lure out your friend, to neutralize Dolomite! That suit, I'm sure, containing a tracker device... paranoid Gems like Her love to follow their little toys around, and we just need to trace back the signal to her. Then my dear boy Chip will glass the area where she hiding along with her; not a big price to scorch the place with such a heat even rocks will melt to get rid of her... and my apprentice is a fiery one! Of course we have to do it fast when we capture Dolomite; I'm sure she installed a self destruct device. I would.
Morion just nodded to the Geodes, but now they were secondary
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