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Malachite walked down the sidewalk from the town at a quick pace, He had been told that suspicious activity was found in the warp stream and to go and investigate. Maybe one of the other gems could accompany me on this mission! The blue gem thought to himself as he continued his walk. He soon made his way onto the beach, The sun shimmered onto the blue ocean waves as they crashed along the shores. Malachite looked up at the temple at the large statue and sighed "One day Rose, We'll find you" Malachite quickly made his way up the stairs and towards the warp pad. He stood beside it knowing that one of the gems were coming to assist him.
It has sort of been Meta's thing to lurk around the Crystal Gem's old temple. She'd planned only to stay for a few days when she first passed through.... But... Alex had complicated things. She lounged atop the Temple's crystal heart, long, fit body draped over the transluscent, thrumming tubes that carried energy to the sprawling structure. Her affinity for radiation allowed her to feel every pulse of the great, heart like generator, as if it were her own lifeblood that flowed through the walls, floors, and ceilings of the Temple.
Consequentially, she noticed Malachite as soon as he stepped on the warp-pad. The temple felt his presence, and power ran to the warp-pad like blood to a flustered face, the mechanism powering up for imminent use. Meta stiffened, straightening into a sitting position, then slid off the tubes and dropped into a hover, jetting through the bowels of the buildinf until she reached the appropriate door, exiting the temple proper and entering the outer rooms the Gems had used as non-personal living-quarters, etc.
"May I ask what you're doing here? I'm Meta. I've sorta been watching the temple for a while now.... It didn't feel right leaving such an important place alone, with the Gems gone... With Rose gone.... And with so many corrupt Gems around..."
She rubbed at one shoulder. Below the reflective fabric of her outfit, an old wound was still raw, and the flesh around it had begun to take on an odd look......
Malachite was about to warp when he heard the sound of rushing wind. Is there a draft in here? Wouldn't really be surprised with with all these rooms in the temple. But wait...I've never heard one that loud before! Before Malachite could think anymore, A gem entered the room. Startled by their sudden presence, he almost fell backwards. "May I ask what you're doing here? I'm Meta. I've sorta been watching the temple for a while now.... It didn't feel right leaving such an important place alone, with the Gems gone... With Rose gone.... And with so many corrupt Gems around..."
The blue gem quickly regained his balance and straightened his composure, Clearing his throat. "My name's Malachite, I've been told about some suspicious activity in warp streams. I wasn't given much information about it but i took it as a mission. My gem to accompany me on it hasn't shown up for quite some time now and i need some assistance." He explained to her.
He put his hand on his chin and leaned back slightly "Come to think of it...Why have i never seen you in the temple before?" Malachite asked inspecting her over and he caught a glimpse of her wound. Without realizing it, Malachite was staring at it longer than he should have.
Meta caught the look and jerked the arm-length glove up a little higher, not offering any explanation for its presence.
"Well, I generally try to stay out of the way of others. I only come out when some corrupted lunatic starts to cause problems, or..."
She gestures at Malachite.
"When someone lingers in a place Gems don't usually linger, like on a warp-pad. I have a bead on the Temple's power-supply, which means that, to an extent, I have a bead on pretty much everything in the Temple. So I knew when you showed up, but you didn't become an issue- pardon me, individual of interet, until you stood around on the Pad for half a megacycle...."
Malachite broke the gaze at the wound and looked back at meta's face. His eyes widened, intrigued with the gem's ability to sense him and almost everything in the temple. "Wow, pretty impressive. I'm guessing from the sound of it that it's an ability you have" "Woah! Half a megacycle! That's a pretty useful ability to have, from what it sounds like, she can sense anything that emits heat or radiation" The gem said to himself, He felt like he needed to ask what the wound was from but decided it was best not to ask "Well...You can assist me by joining me and finding out what's acting up in the warp stream" The gem asked her with a shrug
She starts towards the pad, speaking as she walks, strides slow enough to accommodate her question. She wanted to know what she was getting into before she fully committed to this Gem's mission. Speaking of which..... Who was he? A name was nice, sure, but....
"So, what exactly are these anomalies you're investigating? More than just the individual disabled pads, I'd imagine?
She paused just off the Warp-pad, placing a hand on one hip. She was glad Alex was off doing his own thing for the moment, as much as she worried about him on his own, when he could hardly remember how to summon his own weapon without causing a hurricaine or having an aneurysm. This wasn't the time to think about that, though. Alex was probably totally fine...
"Well, yes actually! There's been something or someone stirring around in the warp stream. So far no one is able to catch up with it to figure out what it really is, It has no heat signatures, it doesn't breath, and can leave without a trace. It attacks by surprise and flees before the gem can retaliate, I was thinking it was maybe a corrupted gem but none of them could be able to possess those abilities. So i thought i could go in and find out more about for myself" Malachite told Meta, He had a habit of explaining more than was asked for but never thought about it. "Now lets get going, Any more questions can be asked in the warp stream, Something tells me this may take a little bit" He gestured for her to get on the pad.
Meta listens to Malachite's story, folding her arms over her chest, one hand conveniently covering the wound on her shoulder. A mysterious being? In warp-space....? Meta didn't know of too many things that could live in Warp Space for an extended period of time. Sure, Gems didn't need air to breathe or any real sort of sustenance, but they DID need the energy their Gems provided. The cold void of warp-space would rapidly sap them, unless they had some sort of affinity for the cold.... And besides that, Meta could think of no reason any sane being would want to live there....
"Hmmm. That's certainly worth investigating...."
Meta glances at the warp-pad briefly, as if she half expects the mysterious entity to come exploding out of it, then steps forward and onto it, alongside Malachite.
Mal nodded his head before activating the warp pad, With a flash of light and a loud Ping! They were off into the warp stream. Malachite loved going in, The beautiful shimmering lights passing by them were amazing, He smiled, looking over to Meta "I always loved going into the warp streams, The artistic beauty of the colors always were always fascinating to me." He said this then turned back to observe the other streams. "You're probably wondering about me, Just telling you my name wasn't much of an introduction"
(Okay, so they're going to different places, but not staying. Just searching for the Unidentified being, Also I'm Going to have ? RP with us here in about the next two or three posts from now. Just letting you know)
Post by Meta Autunite on Apr 18, 2015 21:40:22 GMT
Meta looked around. The streams, as sterile as they were, WERE beautiful. Perhaps more beautiful to her than others..... Every warp-bridge.... Every fluctuation in energy.... The distant, twinkling things that looked like stars but most certainly were not. All of them registered to her as energy. It shone in her mind like a thousand strands of tinsel.... Like a web of gossamer and neon.......
"They are beautiful."
She extended a hand and brushed it against the edge of the warp-stream, feeling the wild thrum of the energy there. The multicolored stream of light and sound and power thrummed in synch with Meta's core...
"It's alright. I don't expect a verbal autobiography when you just met me and we're going on a mission..... You aren't hostile, and that's enough for me.."
She withdrew the hand, shaking light from it.
((Okey dokey. For reference, this takes place AFTER the battle on the beach where Meta potshots ??, and AFTER the thread where Alex is injured by the same creature and Meta goes berserk fighting it off. So she and the shadow have some major history.... And Meta hates it. Expect to see her start to lose control and start to change once again if the fight goes on for long.))
(Same! Malachite has the Shadow Tendrils on his Shitlist and he has their name engraved! with a blade...But maybe can come in 2 or 3 posts from now. But right now! let's do our own thing.)
Malachite shrugged "Maybe after the mission i can tell you about myself...If that's alright with you" He continued to look at the colors as if he was in a trance but only to have it quickly broken and replaced with the blackish-purple walls of the Kindergarten. Malachite's wide smile quickly turned to a low frown. "If that things not in the warp streams" He said walking over to the edge of the cliff the warp pad stood on "It's certainly here somewhere" The ground crackled below his feet and before Malachite could re-act, the ground broke under his feet. He lost his balance and began to fall. "Aw crap" Malachite yelled grasping for the edge, but to only have it out of his reach.
Post by Meta Autunite on Apr 18, 2015 22:55:51 GMT
"Uuuuckghth, the KINDERGARTEN."
Meta said the word like some humans said "taxes" or "florida". She took a few steps forwards, then saw Malachite begin to fall, and widened her eyes, lunging forwards.....
Acting quickly, Meta thrust out a hand and grabbed Malachite's own, hauling him back up partways.... As the ground under HER broke down. Meta began to slide, but her powers saved her from being as helpless as Malachite had been.
Meta grimaced as she began to overbalance, back smashing into rock, then nuclear fire exploded from her feet like thrusters, and she leveled out, careful to keep Malachite far enough away from the jets to avoid hurning him..... They slowed, then stopped, hanging in mid-air, Meta's back bumping against the shear face of the cliff..... Instead of flying back up, Meta decreased the power to her "thrusters" and lowered them to the ground many hundreds of feet below, releasing Malachite's hand and dusting her dirt-covered backside off.
The gem was about to accept his fate as he fell down but felt a grip latch onto his wrist. He looked up to see meta pulling him to safety. But went down instead. He himself dusted off his vest. "Well...thanks meta, saved us a long trip down" he looked around and started walking, injectors were scattered across the land. They traced the ground and walls, inside the glass chambers of these machines were various body parts. "I remember when I went into the Gem forces,I was a recruit and got the scoop on lots of information, We had rumors about the kindergarten. One dude said they wanted to steal the human's gems, One said they wanted to colonize the earth, others said they wanted it destroyed. But none of them could prove themselves right. Trying to find the reason behind the kindergarten is like trying to find a needle in a haystack."
Malachite rubbed his hand over the rocky wall with a sigh and turned around to look at meta. "I'm going to search and scale the holes from the north, you can search the southern holes,using your ability to launch yourself up and across should help you out" he said walking off
(Editted to the site's appeal towards the kindergarten on earth)
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2015 21:25:13 GMT by Malachite: Godmodding
Meta recognized Gem-mining equipment when she saw it, but she'd never seen machinary exactly like this. She ran a hand over the cold, grey leg of one of the dormant mechanisms, eyes searching its frames for clues....... Why were the machine's drill-heads shaped so oddly? It didn't make sense. None of the specializations of the machinary made sense... Modifications like this would logically make the machinary LESS effective... Unless, like Malachite said, there was some other purpose to the mining-tripods. Perhaps the modifications weren't MEANT to increase efficiency, but to make some other process possible.
The tall, leggy Gem shut her eyes tight and shook her head. She'd have to put that out of mind untill later, like so many other things. She withdrew her hand, turning back to Malachite as the Gem went off his own way.
"Be careful. I won't be around to help if your ass falls into a mile-deep crevice this time around. Or one of these mining tripods falls on you and scewers you with its drill-head...."
Meta hollered after Malachite, before turning and heading towards the southern side of the Kindergarten. Southern side being relative. The Kindergarten was VAST and multitiered, with no traditional organization Meta had been able to make sense of so far. She'd been here half a dozen times, and each time, she found herself somewhere new.... Meta was suddenly aware that Malachite likely didn't know this. She had been here before, half a dozem times or so. The other Gem had NOT...
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Apr 20, 2015 8:17:56 GMT
"Evidently the current gems of this world are holding out more than i expected, the gems here are much older than before and most seemed to be combat proficient enough to hold off the basic constructs, It seemed like i must send out a penumbra to experiment further with what these gem are capable off"
Silently, Lifelessly, Like a wisp the shadow construct waited. At its core wrapped in the shadows the bubbled Obsidian lay dormant. Its life forces seeping out and giving the shadow its energy and the power to maintain its blackened form. Its orange eyes shot open, picking up a figure from the shadows that were being cast on him. This location, this valley was a place full of dancing shadows, full of power, full of opportunity.
Currently hiding out within a hole on the lower levels of the kindergarten it waited, dormant until just as the young gem moved past, and like the flicker of a light its form emerged out of the shadows, tendrils equalling in 20's emerged from the creature and Malachite's own shadow. At blinding speed its tried to wrap its from around the green gemstone. first going for the mouth to silence the creature, then the limbs, and then the gemstone. If it grabbed hold it would drag the gem back into the hole that it emerged from.
((Introducing Penumbras, At first glance these creature seemed no different to the shadow wisps that many have fought before. The main mark of distinction is the glowing amber eye's instead of the piercing yellow ones. However these creatures are actually much more powerful than those normal shadows. Its power will be revealed in time but for now small information can be given. These creatures unlike the shadow wisps require a bubbled gem to exist, with this gem sealed within there bodies they can leach off the gem's essence giving themselves much more vitality,intelligence and energy than that of the shadow wisps. Along with this their control over shadows seemed to extend further than physical contact, with this they are able to use shadows cast within the environment as weapons, and sometimes even shadows cast by the gems themselves.))
Melody: friends over mysteries
Sept 8, 2021 8:14:25 GMT
Morion: Friends non the less
Sept 8, 2021 18:41:44 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"'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