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Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 8:11:20 GMT
Mask island... some humans might say, that this place was a paradise. It was calm and sunny... there were beaches and palms and a lot of crystals that were quite stylish.
The warp pad activated with two gems standing on it. A small orange one, holding a book and a big weird fusion. But except the sound of the warp pad there was absolute silence there.
"Ok, so we are here... let's go over there on the beach, there is a big empty place. We can release the gem over there. If there are going to be some problems I would rather not fight close to the warp pad... if we damage it you will have to swim home... and it's a long swim..."
He warned his fusion companion. There were other ways of course, he could poof the fusion and take the gems with him... or bubble her, sent her home and release her there, but none of that was optimal...
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 5, 2017 16:57:08 GMT
Gaspeite looked around, she left the trunk with everything apart the book at the M tower for the human pearls to bring it to Chip's room. She doesn't recall ever coming to Mask Island, from her long time on Earth. But the vegetation was rather dense, blocking their immediate way to the beach. "I will walk on the ocean floor if I have to. Now, let's not waste anymore time, we should be walking to the beach already!"
She would make appear a couple of double-bladed barbiches while making ehr way toward the beach, getting them spinning in order to cut the leaves and whatever else green and organic was in her way. She would walk to the beach side with Chip, impatient to open the book. Gaspeite was ready if it was a gem who would turn out to be an enemy, but they can't let the chance that a good gem was simply stuck in that horrible prison and make it wait longer!
"Alright, she said getting closer to Chip and the book, "Take it out of there already, or let me do it." Gaspeite wasn't trying to opress Chip, she was just impatient.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 5, 2017 19:56:37 GMT
"Keep calm... we will free this gem soon... don't worry. I don't want it to suffer any longer then necessary... "
He explained while he was quickly walking to the beach. He wanted to free the gem, of course he wanted to do that, but he didn't want to damage the book. The book itself was a unique piece of history... irreplaceable! Finally they came to the beach. Chip held the book with one hand and the gem with other. But that didn't work that well.. "OK, hold the book please... but carefully... it's a priceless artefact... I will pull the gem out, gently..."
He said, waiting until Gaspeite took the book. Then Chip gently tried to pull the stone out of the book. He was prepared to heal it, if it were damaged in some way... but first thing first...
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 5, 2017 23:29:41 GMT
Gaspeite sighed and rolled her eyes when she saw Chip wasn't able to take it off from the book. She grabbed the book withher 4 arms, holding it wisely putting her hands around everything so even if the receptacle ripped, the book would stay together. She waited for Chip to take the gem out, slightly impatient. Gaspeite hoped that gem didn't have any unfixable issues. From the cut of the gem, there were a lot of chances they would be a Pearl, but there's always some exceptions. The contents of the book didn't really matter to her, it was empty without the gem, or well, since the gem was used in the book, not a lot of interesting things would be in it.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 7, 2017 9:37:54 GMT
"It goes slowly... and I want to damage it... just hold the book and don't damage it please... "
He just reminded Gaspeite, since it seemed that the fusion had little use for the irreplaceable artefact. Chip had to preserve it though, it was important part of Empire's city history after all... and worth protecting.
Chip strengthened his grip, though not enough to damage the gem, and pulled stronger. The gem moved a little, though not enough. He was still pulling, slowly but surely freeing the gem from the book. Finally, with loud "plopt" the gem left the book. It was free to reform....
With that Chip put the gem on the sand, allowing it some free space and grabbed the book from Gaspeite. There was always a possibility, that the gem will try to destroy it, asi it was it's prison for quite some time...
Trapped within the confines of her own mind, the pearl would feel the confines of the crude magic and the metal ring that had dampened her ability to focus her energy enough to reform for over two centuries, and kept her in a sleepy but sleepless state. She felt something change though, the veil of hazy dark suddenly had tears in it, tears of pure light. Someone was tampering with the book, not just tampering.. the book and her core were being pried apart! Could it be??
The alchemic putty and resin that filled in the space between her pearl and the slightly oversized ring was crumbling and breaking under the force being exerted upon it by the hand, and then all at once, the binding to the book broke, literally, and the ring tumbled through the air in a clumsy end over end fashion, and then... Everything started to wake up from the inside out for Plum.
Lying there in the sand, warmed by the late afternoon sun, nothing would happen for a moment. It had been so long, perhaps she had forgotten how? No, that wasn't it. After a few moments passed, a soft magical hum, high pitched and harmonic in nature began to fill the air.. As the tone grew for a few seconds, small lashes of pinkish tinged backlogged energy, taking a form somewhere between fire and lightning danced on the pearl's surface and scorched the sand in a few small places within a foot or so of the Pearl Core. But finally things were happening, the Pearl glowed bright and rose up off the sand and hovered about five feet in the air, a feminine shape slowly appearing and stabilizing as body segments with the Pearl taking place front and center at the meeting point of the breastbone and clavicles.
From there, finer details emerged, graceful proportioned limbs solidified, facial features locked in, including a rather signature shape to the scent-sponge, and then details of the outfit, a fitting outfit with a short skirt, a matching short cape clasped over the shoulders, a tightly bound sash tied in a large bow at her back and medium length hair..even the pearl core seemed to increase in the vibrancy of it's colour and luster, as the book was no longer sapping her energy.
The figure floats back down through the air, and settles somewhat clumsily on the sand, sinking down to her knees when it appeared that she was somewhat groggy. Her projection skin was rather dark though for what looked to be in many other respects, a Pearl, however her form itself seemed a half foot shorter, but her bodily proportions somewhat more robust looking than the average ballerina class pearl! The light fades off her for and she is fully revealed and re formed, one hand seems to be in the sand, taking in the feel, and the other is rubbing her head as she seems to be trying to work herself up to open her eyes.."Wh-.. how? What is.. this??" Her voice sounds rather rattled and confused although not quite so shrill or nasal or demure as the average ballerina class pearl, but rather a bit more full and vibrant, although at the moment still shaken..
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 8, 2017 17:38:07 GMT
The book had let out of it's hold on the gem, part of it flying about somewhere - where Gaspeite didn't care - Gaspeite had a suprising-happy look on her face when the gem reformed slowly and carefully, with a big attention to details, unlike a lot of Quartzes or more fighter gems. The silhouette built up a slender pearl-like body shape... and indeed, it was a pearl. Gaspeite looked at the pearl with star eyes, although she came back down to earth beacuse of how the gem was confused. It must have been HORRIBLE to stay in there for that long, let alone gems getting indefinitely stuck in artifacts used elsewhere...
She took a couple of steps towards the gem slowly, trying not to look agressive as Gaspeite naturally looked kinda feral. Although I would bet anyone who took a look at the two would probably imagine them being Crystal gems from a first look. Gaspeite completely forgot about the formalities she usually does infront of new gems. "It's a pearl... , Gaspeite stated as she stopped a comfortable distance from the gem. Even though it was a Pearl, she looked very different from what is usually seen. "Well, hello. You've been in there for a while apparently.
She hoped Plum pearl was mentally stable, or wouldn't freak out.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 10, 2017 20:48:10 GMT
And so it was happening - after a few moments the gem started to reform. She was surely taking her time to reform, probably a gem that took great care about her look. Chip was once a necklace... for about few days? It was terrible... this gem was trapped in that book for ages...
Finally she reformed - and she was looking like some kind of Pearl. Probably some strange type? Perhaps rare? He had no idea but he never saw any pearl quite like this one.
"Hello, don't worry, you are on Mask Island... you're among friends."
That was the first thing he said. After all she asked what is this...
"I am Chip a Fire Opal... this is fusion Gaspeite... it's nice to meat you."
The slumped gem opened the crescents of her vision spheres a few times cautiously, the new projection of her body making the final adjustments to the Earth, its gravity, moving.. well.. everything really, after bieng trapped in her Pearl and bound to that relic, everything felt like the first time it had been done, but not in a whimsical wonderful way, more so in a frustrating and confusing way, because she knew that this was certainly not the first time for all these tihngs and sensations.
She stared at the beach sand clinging to her hand for a moments, turning it back and over in front of her field of view, watching the small grains brush and drift off back to join the rest of the beach. What was that? Sounds, no way..
~ "It's a pearl... " ~
~ "Hello, don't worry, you are on Mask Island... you're among friends." ~
Words, they were words, she knew words! ~"Snap out of it Plum!!"~ Her voice hollered at her in her own head, and then after a breif shake of her noggin to dislodge the remaining mental cobwebs, she removed her other hand from where it had been rubbing her head and blinked a few times, as the words registered in her mind..
~ "Well, hello. You've been in there for a while apparently." ~
~ "I am Chip a Fire Opal... this is fusion Gaspeite... it's nice to meet you." ~
Taking in the sight of the two figures before her, a smaller bright orange gem holding a book that looked oddly.. familiar. Next to him was a very tall figure, but one that didnt look like any sarticular gem calssification that she knew of, it almost looked like a cross betwee...- Her eyes spring wide open and suddenly very alert, as she jolts to her feet rapidly, but is still rather wobbly, and immediatly launches herself all the way past her point of balance and onto her butt again in the sand, skirt ruffled and her cape.. well, it flopped down over her head..MOST Dignified... ~ "Wait did he say FUSION?? That gem fusion is a Cross?? Since when were those sanctioned? How long have I been out, no wait.. I'm afraid to find out.."
The Pearl's arms spring into action and shoot upward, sweeping her short cape up off her head immediately snap to her front and peform an immaculate diamond salute, having noticed the insignias on Gaspeite... well it would have been flawless had she not still been on her butt in the sand with her knees upwards and legs bent..
Her cheeks tinge a pinkish glow as she pushies with one leg and goes from a collapesd mess into an arched backed reverse flip, landing on her gravity connectors, the stout little boots settling in the sand, putting her at about 5 and a half feet tall, as she makes another diamond saltue.. a PROPER one this time..
"Ex-Excuse me! I didn't expect to be reforming in front of ranking gems orrr umm.." Her eyeballs glance nervously at Gaspeite, up and down, side to side, almost as if taking a 3D scan of the fusion's shape
Giving a respectful albeit confused nod, she continues, "... Thank you for.. whatever you did.. I feel like I was barely functional, barely alive for a long time, its so.. grey.. hard to remember! I I am designation DSSA HG-U #93877, Chromatic index 347°~51.4%~55.7%.. It..It indicates my colouring, but I was given the nick name "Plum" (Pearl). I am a High Grade UTILITY model Pearl.. somewhat er, less common than my HG-GD counterparts.. thats High Grade-Graceful Dancer models. They are the ones you see most often in the company of the highest ranking gems. "
She pauses for a placebo-esque breath..
"I came to this planet with my master when she ws ordered to perform a geo-survey..I dont know how long ago now.. I remember the native species here, very primitive, jungles, spears.. and then nothing.. then I remember them again.. the land was different, they wore white .. curly head appearance modifiers, and beasts they rode and fancy gowns on the females. And and.. this island looks nothing like what I remember so I as in WE must be somewhere else! Ive never heard of Mask Island! And I'm babbling, I'm Sorry!!"
As her speech continued it became evident that it was increasing in speed as well as decible, it seems that this whole experience was catching up with her and getting her more than a little panicked as her mind started welding together her predicament as well as tried to remeber just what happened to get her here in the first place. She didn't realize it but even her diamond salute had melted into her arms just hugging about her chest protectively.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2017 23:37:24 GMT by Plum Pearl
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 11, 2017 2:33:58 GMT
Gaspeite watched the gem as she was feeling her senses again, understanding and processing the world around her and their voices. The Pearl looked clumsy at first, but reports do say that a long period of time inside a gem was disorienting and well, it multiplied when bound to a gem artifact. It seemed as if Gaspeite was catching Pearl's vision mostly, but she didn't really ask herself why, she knew it was because she she is a fusion and Chip said it out loud anyways. Maybe this time it wouldn't be a problem...
Gaspeite had a reflex of doing a Diamond salute even though the gem was still sitting down, making her awkwardly retreat her own salute before seeing the Pearl doing some acrobatics to get up which the fusion would never possibly be used to, cleaned herself and then did a Diamond salute how she likes, formal and straight forward. She saluted back this time, doing a very square Diamond salute.
Our fusion really liked the Pearl, or well, Plum now. She tried to keep up with writing on her screen casually positioned on the side the data and everything. She was surprised to hear that there was a LOT more factors in a Pearl than for example in a normal quartz, and was kinda holding her hair while writing. Understanding the variables and searching in her database for the first time on a research about Pearls, she let Plum talk and sometime after half of what she said Gaspeite stopped using her screen since it was mainly Plum describing earth and some misc information.
Vesuvianite and Peridot were on the edge of having their heads exploding when Plum finished, letting Chip & herself an occasion to talk. Gaspeite talked with a gentle, although rough voice, something comforting. "W- Er, Greetings. I am Gaspeite Facet-EF... 5A Cut-... 0F... E! Herald of her Majesty Pink Diamond and as I'm sure you've already noticed, 'am a fusion.
Gaspeite took a couple of steps seeing how panicked the gem looked while she was trying to explain herself earlier. Gaspeite was nearly twice the size of Plum but she bent her knees to arrive at head-level with the Pearl. Gaspeite thought about a hug, remembering the custom that Carbide and Octi taught her but she wasn't very accustomed to it, so she resorted to only words.
"But try to relax now, alright. It must be a shock, you were in your gem for quite a while now... First, how do you feel?" Gaspeite asked, while not being able to hide the half-smile her face was trying to show.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 11, 2017 10:22:03 GMT
Chip listened to Pearl's story. Or... shards of her story. Being locked in the book for so long had to made a number on her memory. From what she said she was on Earth for hundreds if not more years... he knew little about ancient history of humans... but it sounded like this Pearl lived it...
"There is no reason to apologise... you apparently were through a lot... but as I said, there is no reason to worry now. You are free of your prison..."
He said, hiding the book from view just to be sure.
"It's really nice to meet you Plum, as I said I am Chip the Fire Opal, I... don't really know my cut... or facet... or function... but I'm too loyal to Pink Diamond... "
There were no reason to burden her with his usual talks about Empire city since it would mean nothing to her...
Plum's eyes got a bit wider as the comparatively massive fusion bent down to match her height. At least it seemed that her personality was not as agressive as her size made her out to be, but then again, she was used to seeing gems such as quartzes or jaspers with projections rivaling this size, and with it commonly came personalities with considerably more.. ermm.. bravado shall we say?
After a brief moment, her crossed armed defensive posture softened a bit, and her furrowed brows un-creased and she took a cautious step forward, peering a bit closer at the differing cores embedded in her projection, although this time her expression was more quizzical and less skeptical, and at least she didn’t look uncomfortable about it.
“How do I feel? It’s so hard to say. I feel like I’ve had someone or something stirring my mind like a storm cloud for a hundred years..I remember that at various times, the natives and other creatures here would.. what did they call it?? Sleep? I can’t say I have tried it myself, but from what I remember human voices describing.. it feels like I have been asleep, but I don’t think it was a good sleep. I understand that I withdrew into my core and you say I got trapped in there by some sort of relic binding?? That must be part of why It felt so different than any other time I was forced to regenerate..”
Turning to face she somewhat smaller Orange gem, her expression warmed a bit further and she gave a mix of a respectful nod and bow.. “Thank you then Chip, and to you too Gaspeite, if you two really freed me from whatever I was bound to, then I owe you both so so much for your kindness and actions. I know that nothing is official at the moment, but..if you both serve Pink Diamond.. and.. I cannot..-“
She cuts off for a brief moment, seeming close to tears for a split second..
“I . ..I cannot remember my master’s face.. or name… or anything except feelings.. When I try to remember, its like looking at a grey haze over their appearance in my memories, or like.. staring at a smashed console display…”
Her fist forms a tight ball for a moment, popping a couple times..
“IF you two both serve Pink Diamond, then until more gets sorted out.. C-consider my services , capabilities and compaionship..yours. Now, you said this place was Mask Island? I am unfamiliar with it as a location bound to the warp network..”
Her pearl glows and a beam of light widens and projects a pinkish mirror copy of Plum, which then splits into four separate Holo Pearls, that scurry off in every direction, climbing the trees to gain a vantage point. In the mean time, Plum’s eyes seem to glow and flicker as if she were using a console, but it is soon apparent, she is seeing through the eyes of all 4 of her Holo Clones at once, gaining perspective on the island and terrain!
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 11, 2017 22:54:54 GMT
Gaspeite noticed how she made Plum react by getting closer and that made her smile slightly, noticing how she was now slitghtly more relaxed. After talking a lot about what it felt like and the human concept of sleeping, she turned towards Chip to thank them both. It seemed like it hurt Plum to talk about her original "possessor", and it just seemed normal, afterall.
Gaspeite talked more like usual but still in a pleasant tone. "I do serve her Majesty Pink Diamond, but Chip here is.. er, well..." Gaspeite zoned off, she probably forgot what he wanted to be. "Anyway. It's understood, and we're glad we could have helped you. I am happy to finally meet another gem serving under her Majesty... And we have a lot of information to tell you about the current situation on this planet. Also, this is special, I did not know of this place myself but- I'm sure we could go somewhere more proper now that you're sure that gem is not a threat, hm?"
She finished by asking Chip their destination. There was a lot, or even, an overwhelming amount of information to give to Plum, it felt more suitable if they were in a proper and more adapted place to do the talk.
Post by Chip the Fire Opal on Mar 12, 2017 19:41:06 GMT
Chip looked at Gaspeite with weird look.
"But Chip here nothing... Chip was made for Pink Diamond and once she came to Earth he will serve her. "
He said adamantly. Seemed like Gaspeite wasn't keeping herself up to date with newest events. Then again she was fusion, and fusions were... strange.
"This place is in the middle of nowhere... it's nice, but otherwise pretty useless... we went here because... well to be honest we didn't know what gem was trapped there... so we chose an empty location in case... well in case you would be some kind of crazy murderous gem... for the record I am really glad I was wrong there..."
He said. It might've been a little awkward, but Chip didn't want to conceal anything...
"Well... I suppose we might go back to M tower..."
He didn't exactly see any reason to leave this place so soon... but there was not really a good reason to stay either...
Plum's eyes stopped flickering as she tuned back into what was going on around them, and the Holo-Clones returned as well, and stood in a straight line to her right, and gave a graceful but quick little curtsy, and then with a snap of her fingers, all four Holo-Clones vanished in a poof of energy and haze, leaving the beach once again with just the three gems, and the seagulls overhead.
"So thats it then, you brought me and the relic here to release me, because you did not know what to expect from me once I was free. Well, I understand your position on that matter and.." She gazes out over the beach at the sinking sun and the rolling waves.. "This was, admittedly a very beautiful sight to wake up to, rather than some cellar or cold stone room or or.. worse! So thank you. Have you run into other situation like mine where a bound gem went mad after being bound improperly or for a long period of time? ."
She closes her eyes a moment, going through all the sights, sounds and information she had taken in from her Holo-Clone scouts and soon she could see in her mind, the path that lead to the Warp Pad deeper in the jungle, and much of the terrain along the way. Holo-Clones are only limited in their usefulness by the imagination of their wielder after all..
~ "Well... I suppose we might go back to M tower..." ~
This piqued her interest somewhat, a new destination. Towers were usually something significant or important, and she wondered how the world had changed in the last 200 years since she was poofed and bonded to that stuffy old book!
"M Tower.. what is that place you mention? Is it a gem spire or some such thing? Has there been a colonization effort begun here yet? Ooh! What about the native species here, are they still around or .. orr.. oh my, I fear Gaspiete is correct, there is indeed a great deal of information for me to catch up on if I am to be of any good here until I either remember some more, or someone else can pull some information from Home World Records. You said this Planet was the Property of Pink Diamond, is she here, or is there a planetary governor or supervisor of colonization efforts in place?"
She stepped a pace to the side and leaned over, looking curiously down the path that she now knew lead to the planetary warp pad.
"Things must be going alright though if you're both here, and presumably more gems on the other side of that warp pad, I mean.. these colony campaigns are so routine .. they have been for the past 100000 years I was told back on home world when I was cultivated.. I imagine that even in the time that I must have arrived on earth in the primitive time of its humans, that these things must be even better, going off without a hitch these days, right?!" She looked up at the two expectantly with a chipper expression.
Howlite: You know you've done something wrong when Flurry is suddenly the wisest in the room
Jul 13, 2020 14:35:16 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