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Fire Agate was once more strolling through the Kindergarten, her Roaming Eye and the Rubies nowhere to be found. Indeed, she was vulnerable at this moment, but she still couldn't get rid of the grief, despite being told countless times to just forget it by others, namely Carbide.
After a long stroll, she approached a hole that looked nothing like any of the exit holes. It was smashed in the wall and full of mud, clearly this was done by some sort of impact, not an injector. Once close enough to it, Fire Agate knelt before the said hole in the wall, proceeding to start digging.
In mere moments, she dug out a Gem shard of purple tint, not very unlike her own. She quenched it tightly in her rubbery military gloves, shedding a single tear once more. Same scenario as before, same grief as before.
"Oh Purple.. Carbide told me to forget you, accept that you are never coming back.. But how could I forget.. How could I forget when this planet is ruining all we worked for."
Fire Agate said in her deep voice full of sorrow and despair, pausing for a while only to clean the tear, which was previously running down her cheek. After this, she simply continued in the brash yet very pitiful tone.
"I still wonder what you would think. - Would you even believe what madness this rotten planet goes through every single day? - It's nothing like back then. - I still don't understand.. I'm returning here, hoping you would answer me one day.. I am pathetic, am I not?"
((OOC: Posting order is Fire Agate ->Gaspeite ->Verisicite))
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 6, 2017 23:55:14 GMT
Gaspeite hadn't see Carbide in a long time, and was searching for her, not knowing exactly where she could find her. She imagined being part Sapphire, to have a future vision, but, no, it wasn't the case. She thought with a good bit of luck, the kindergarten could have been a place to search for. She was walking through the desolated place with her screen up, she was sure the place would be as ravaged as she thought. It was there that Peridot had served for a good hundred years. Scanning the area and strolling around the place with her visor down, she heard a voice coming closer as she walked. Gaspeite heard something like a familiar voice, but then a lot of gems sounded the same back on homeworld. A deep voice which sounded full of sadness.
She saw what looked distinctively like an agate, could it be Fire Agate that Morion talked about? She walked closer to the gem, talking in an usual tone- she may have remembered how Pink Kunzite talked.
"No, you are not, mourning the loss of lost ones is hard to go through.
When she got Agate's attention, Gaspeite did a diamond symbol with her hands, even if the idea of the gem not being loyal came through her head, she did it.
"Greetings. Gaspeite Facet-EF5A Cut-0FE, honored to meet you."
Variscite crouched, hiding behind boulders, surveying this strange sense. She felt like a distinguished guest, given a VIP seat to watch a play. The second actor had entered the scene after the soliloquy of the fist character. They were now having a dialog. It seemed the subject at hand was over a dead person. Gems that mourn for other gems... It's not like Variscite lacked understanding of the actual purpose, rather she felt it was simply a inefficient. "Burying the dead" so they say does nothing for those who have perished. It is a way for the living to move on, to survive with a gaping chasm in their souls. Variscite hardly cared for anyone, but who she did care for she cared for relentlessly. If they died, so would she. So how would this tragic gem be one to critic the illogical actions of another when she herself was far worse. Hypocritical.
Nonetheless, Variscite found herself aching to become part of the performance. On normal occation, this power hungry gem would fight, and heartlessly shatter the two below her, but not this day. Perhaps she could obtain power in a different way. Knowledge is always useful to have with you. She had to know who she was up against before her bloodlust kicked in. Might as well have a casual conversation instead. Variscite began to make her way down to the two gems.
"Gaspeite? - I've never heard of or seen a Gaspeite... Are you another servant of that slug Morion?! - What is it that he wants this time?"
Fire Agate said condescendingly and rather arrogantly, shifting her tone far from the mournful and deep echoes it resembled just mere moments ago. She turned to Gaspeite and inspected her from head to toe, never seeing a Gem like her before. - The fact that Gaspeite is a fusion didn't even come across her mind. This is most likely due to the fact that she would never ever suspect a Homeworld loyalist like her to be one. After all, it is highly uncommon and somewhat of a taboo among Gems of different kind to fuse. Fire Agate herself would rather die before she would fuse... For now, that is.
As for her reaction for the other gem.. Well, it can't be said that there as any. - Being caught up in the moment, Fire Agate paid little mind to her surroundings in her hour of weakness. Ironically, she is usually the most aware and inquisitive member of any group.. Not this time, through.
"Or perhaps you are a friend of that psychopath Sulfur, trying to imitate their betters..."
She added in equally distrusting and bossy manner as her previous sentence.
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 7, 2017 18:21:51 GMT
Gaspeite had a smile while frowning, usually common when internally meaning "What are you saying, it doesn't make sense and just sounds funny!" she walked at a sizeable social interaction range, though Gaspeite felt offended by being called a servant of Morion or a friend of Sulfur. Gaspeite saw at the looks that it was an Agate, like you see on Homeworld or colonies, and simply went back to her usual rough voice.
"You heard that right, Agate. Fusion Gaspeite, Herald of her Majesty Pink Diamond. I am not affiliated to either that Smokey Quartz nor the flamable rock-gem, they are both pathetic, a gem lost in his ideals and the other one which has lost true sanity. Now show me some manners, please. Before I start forgetting about mine.
Gaspeite sounded rather strict, as she was actually waiting on a salute from the other gem. After she finished that, a green gem came closer from the corner of her eye.
Variscite saw the tall, four-armed green gem turn to face her. Up close it appeared even more odd than she initially expected. A fusion! Here! While serving Homeworld, Variscite had been scolded for even suggesting the idea of hetero-gem fusion. It was considered a disgrace. And yet, Variscite found no logical problem with this form of fusion. If anything, fusion was power, a method for two allies to fight side by side without risking the decimation of the other gem. Variscite preferred to fight alone in order to disband the risk of failing to protect her friends as they died beside her... Fusion would solve everything. But then again, she hated the idea of actually engaging in this practice. 'Past experiences' with fusion had caused her to loath the feeling, and fear it.
She figured responding casually would increase the odds of this Gaspeite thinking she was a foe and striking. She resolved to casually approach the two gems before her. Upon reaching her destination in front of them, she ceased to walk forward and gave a firm Diamond salute, surprised she remembered how to preform it so perfectly.
"Hello. Variscite, Facet-5G2O Cut-7KI. I was originally sent by Yellow Diamond to check progress on the earth, which of course changed now that we are stranded on this miserable rock."
She looked over at the Agate, a seemingly solitary gem who was easily offended, like the Count.
"I apologize, but I am a little late on the issues at hand. Would you mind updating me on your band of Homeworld's current mission.
"What a strange and curious anomaly. - Where else would I meet a fusion that would stand up to an Agate. - I abhor your kind, fusion.. But she loved you... Oh, how different you and I were, Purple."
Fire Agate said mournfully, almost as if she was talking to a fourth member of the conversation that isn't really there on the account of Gaspeite, a Fusion which would dare to speak up to an Agate in such a commanding way. Quite frankly, Fire Agate wasn't surprised as much as she should be. After all, Earth changed so much since the times of the old colony and perhaps Fire Agate might be a little old-fashioned too.
Then she quickly turned towards the approaching green Gem. She was honestly bewildered by the Veriscite's sudden approach and appearance. Almost instantaneously, she could recall somewhat of a loose description of such a Gem. Obviously, being her primary assignment, the Orange Quartz Commander began to question the Veriscite in a high and mighty manner. In fact, her speech was almost identical to hissing.
"Oh yes. - I do remember a Veriscite being on my record. - What is your status?!"
Were the exact words of her question, condescending and analytic.
"This planet is a joke... And it stopped being funny." -Fire Agate
Variscite found her self wondering if she should preform the salute once more to the fusion, but knowing she already saluted both gems at once, decided to give a quick, but respectful nod towards the Gaspeite, being certain to acknowledge its presence. Variscite then responded to the Agate.
"The space warps and community hub are still down... The corruption is still spreading... Homeworld gems are scattered... The crystal gems are quickly adding new members to their ranks... My current assignment is to hunt down corrupted gems, poofing them, and experimenting to see what they really are. It appears to be some sort of virus, and the spread of such chaos could have a bubonic plague effect on all gems of any side if it becomes air born... I am here simply to see if either of you have information that could aid my mission."
Suddenly, Gaspeite's words rushed confidence into Fire Agate, fueling and transforming her sorrow into hate. After all, Gaspeite just said mourning the lost is not wrong moments ago, yet she clearly can't see that Fire Agate is far from being in her normal mental state, one where she would actually be capable of answering these simple questions with pitch-perfect and flawless execution. Not today, through. - Today, Fire Agate had just enough of Gaspeite's hassle. - She never wished to be found here, she never asked for any of this, but now she is going to have to deal with this the only possible way she ever could. - Violence. After all, Fire Agate was never the one to defuse conflict.
In a moment of violent amok and rage, Fire completely ignored Veriscite's report and only managed do so much as to quench the purple Gem shard in her hand very tightly. Following that, she pulled out her iconic disciplinary baton, lowering its density so that it might become a whip. Using this said whip, she turned quickly towards Gaspeite and attempted to crack the whip against her halberd, hoping to disarm the fusion with the element of surprise in mind.
"I HAD ENOUGH OF THIS! - I DON'T NEED THIS! - WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?! - HOW COULD YOU EVEN THINK YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH... YOU ARE JUST A FUSION! - YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND!"
She shouted from the top of her lungs at Gaspeite, invigorated like rarely ever before. - This chilling sensation was far from being just hate... it was obsessive in nature.
"This planet is a joke... And it stopped being funny." -Fire Agate
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 8, 2017 14:52:55 GMT
Once again, Gaspeite's very extreme nature had been a problem to the gem she was talking with. Gaspeite was expecting this, the fusion always stays too straight into her thinking, never really going out of how a Gem behaves most of the time. She had already felt emotions, but probably never what Fire Agate was experiencing at the moment, and so couldn't understand how it must be for her. Gaspeite really would have been better off waiting longer for her to be in a better state but, Gaspeite doesn't forget when a gem straight eyes-for-eyes told her that it hated what she was. Vesuvianite then stopped monopolising the steering wheel. Staying calm, but changing her facial expression to a "sad deception / I f***ed up" kind of expression before jumping off to the side with accuracy opposite of where the whip was trying to hit.
Her voice then changed, a softer tone which didn't sound as rough but still in Gaspeite's tone, and her voice sounded extremely sorry. Moody, isn't she? "I don't mean to hurt you, physically or mentally, Agate! My intents were not to bring you down, but you have to understand even though you're sad doesn't mean you should insult, reject then ignore me! Fighting is useless, it won't help you or her! I am sorry for the gem, I am completely horrified by the concept of shattering gems! Variscite, stay safe from this."
With a new point of view on understanding her feelings, Gaspeite tried to sympathise with Agate still staying ready to defend herself at anytime although not spawning her full armor pieces right now to keep looking "friendly" if that was a thing anymore, even though she thought a homeworld Agate would not be so desperate as to completely ignore her. Even if Gaspeite couldn't relate and was rough when talking, she thought a gem like that would stay true to being strong, but she didn't even mention anything at all, how could Gaspeite even know it was Fire Agate, or even simply a Homeworld gem and not a Crystal gem!
Variscite gave a casual thumbs up to Gaspeite when told to stay save and sat on a large rock, watching the fight, if it could even be called that. A single gem, regardless of how strong, seemed desperate enough to attack a fusion. She was more than insane if she thought she would win. The emotionally unstable Agate seemed to be at a weak point. Judging from her authorities nature, this was likely a rare thing to expect from her. The Gaspeite had done nothing wrong. It seemed it was trying hard to not lash out at the agitated Agate. Varisicite interlaced her fingers and rested her chin on her hands, sagely entertained. This was not what she had hoped for, she received not useful information whatsoever. Nonetheless Variscite was glad she spared them. If the fight was somehow close, she would finish off the fusion. Then again, a fusion is a fusion, regardless of how beat down they may seem.
"It's too late to be sorry, Fusion!- Only she knew how I felt! - She and Carbide!"
Fire Agate yanked these words out of her mouth, spitting them in a run-on manner. Her speech was no longer commanding or condescending towards the others, it was full of bitter, tragic screaming more similar to someone having a mental breakdown than anything else. With these words, Fire Agate no longer targeted Carbide exclusively. Instead of that, the Orange Quartz Commander started cracking her whip against everything and everyone in her vicinity. This included rocks, Gaspeite and even the 'innocent' Verisicite. Alongside slashing her whip around constantly in a haphazard manner, Fire Agate also started protruding flames from her fists and feet, kicking around and punching around her close radius, using all of her limbs as flamethrowers. As if this wasn't tragic enough, with each passing scream following those actions, she started breathing fire out of her very mouth.
Post by Zriphelo (Gaspeite) on Mar 9, 2017 22:49:02 GMT
It sounded as Fire Agate didn not mean to stop her aggresivity, and started going crazy. Gaspeite had to make her armor appear, she lowered her visor, transparent yellow-coloured. It would cover her whole upper body, although not her neck and stops at the start nof he forearm. She had to move away from Agate, trying to avoid the chaotic flames the best she could, her armor luckily protecting her from a few close encounters.
"Why do you need to do this! Carbide wouldn't want this, and at least she is tolerant about fusion! If she was here, we wouldn't be fighting! Now, I don't mean to fight! You aren't my enemy, Agate!"
Gaspeite knew her Halberd was gonna be hard to use against a whip, but she readied to fight even though she hoped it wouldn't happen.
Variscite was somewhat shocked that the conflict had escalated this quickly. She figured the unstable Agate was simply throwing a rare temper tantrum and would cool off soon, but this had escalated into something that could result in shattering. Variscite never hesitated to shatter gems when necessary, but preferred to only defeat them for practice, poofing them, and then walking away, proofing that she was the stronger one. This gem was more than desperate. Either this friend of her's truly was someone dearest to her, or this gem was simply mental. Variscite felt that she could sympathize with the Agate if the first possibility was the correct one. If she lost a friend to an opponent, or to any cause whatsoever she would wish she were dead, unable to live without the gem she had enfolded so closely to her heart. That was why she had to be strong. If anyone's friend dies against their will, it is their fault for letting it happen. Due to one gem's incompetence, another is shattered. The weak bow down to the strong, and the strong devour them. This is why Variscite has to be strong, so she can protect everyone.
Variscite side stepped cracks of the whip and dodged elemental fire when it came her way. When a quick or devastating blow came her way, she contorted her body, preforming abnormally limber movies to take her body out of harm's way, all the while giving a generally bored face and observing the rising action displayed in front of her.
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