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A few sparks erupted from the parts Peridot was disassembling, though she barely even flinched. "An unassigned lapis lazuli and a ruby in Beach City spoke of a padparscha they called Para being on the planet. They spoke highly of Para and her skill at the arcade that we had ventured to. I assume few padparschas were assigned to Earth, though I could very well be wrong, so I thought I'd ask." she stated, barely skipping a beat in her work. With the parts adequately disassembled before her, she should see which components still functioned for the desired purposes of controlling the molecular assembler. It didn't have to be perfect, it just had to work once. Touching her visor and swiping her finger across it, her visor darkened to nearly pitch black. Touching the pieces with her tool, bright sparks flew out as she fused the parts together and drew new connections for the circuits.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 2, 2017 10:25:06 GMT
The machinery of the device were more complex than the simple housing unit, as such is took Para a considerable time longer to get through it, although she was still able to converse while working. In fact she often looked up from her work, her hands still moving around as if a machine of their own working on a pre-programmed blueprint. A bit of a smile grew on her face, "Ah yes, Ruby and Lapis. I am familiar with them, they are a lovely couple of gems. I hope they were in good health when you left them. We had an interesting incursion as the 'Arcade', a human center for entertainment. I deemed it necessary for them to learn something of the Humans, as I do with all gems I meet. No harm in expanding one's experiences, if you get the chance I suggest investigating their species yourself."
A few sparks later and Peridot made her visor clear again. She reviewed her work with a meticulous eye before setting her tool aside. "I feel I learned quite a bit from both Ruby and Lapis last I visited. They taught me of the dollars the humans trade for various things. I suppose with a lack of modern technology like what we're constructing and a biological requirement for food, water and air it limits your ability as a race to supercede such systems." she stated as she picked up the object before her, now a solid circuitboard. Setting it down again she touched a specific part on the device and shocked it as it came to life. A flat hologram projected itself as a screen and a nondescript menu appeared and she began interacting with the selections. "Forgive my curiosity, but what do you believe the Lapis and Ruby would learn in the settlement of Beach City?" she asked, not taking her eyes off of her work. The holograms before her became increasingly complex and her inputs seemed to be loading data onto the circuitboard.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 3, 2017 5:24:08 GMT
"Yes, while primitive their species is actually fascinating. Biologically they actually have some advantages over us, namely their adaptation. Human civilization is actually rather young. Yet within the short time they've been around they've already began basic space travel. In fact it seems their progress only speeds up with time, most of their advancements have come within the last few hundred years. If they had the time and resources they could reach our level of civilization within the next thousand years." By this point the main matter-manipulator had been finished, now she was simply finishing up on some of the smaller internal pieces.
Para nodded her head, "Nothing wrong with asking questions, as long as you truly mean to learn from their answers. As for what they could learn... that is complicated. While it serves no obvious tactical advantage, I believe it important to understand the Human species and their civilization. They hold certain traits that should be studied and learned, so that a well informed decision can be made on situations involving them or this planet. Making bold actions without truly understanding the situation can be very dangerous."
The hologram before Peridot fizzled away and returned seconds later as a hologram of the molecular assembler, reporting errors with a connection to the device. Picking up the circuitboard, Peridot stepped over Para, ready to install the device when the time was right. "An interesting point. While it isn't my area of expertise, I question of humans could have a use and be considered just as much a resource as fertile terrain. Though I would also question how the preservation of humans would be beneficial considering their... fragility. I suppose with modern technology they might engineer a solution. Necessity seems to be a driving force for their adaptation, after all." she rambled, looking off to the side as she thought on her words. While she considered humans to have flaws in almost any system design she'd seen of theirs, she wondered what they might try to make with gem technology. She concluded they'd be laughably basic designs.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 3, 2017 21:57:07 GMT
Para couldn't help but chuckle, "You hold a better understanding of humans than most, even if it is a basic grasp of the surface. You are correct, it seems their mortality is what drives them to succeed. As well they are rather adept at building on the achievements of their previous generations. I think that it wouldn't be very difficult for them to adapt, but whether they are willing to do so is a whole different question. They are rather sentimental of their planet, as you would expect. This is their place of origin, they hold it in the same reverence that we see Homeworld. Puts things in perspective really..." Guiding Peridot she motioned for her to place the circuit, followed by the internal pieces that she placed herself. Once that was done she waved her hand over a few times to establish some wire connections before covering it all up with a removable access panel.
She held the device up for scrutiny, "It seems we are done, and in record time! Well done dear, your craftsmanship is admirable. I particularly like how you were able to recycle that old piece of tech."
Installing the circuitboard as instructed by Peridot, she stood back and watched the first portable molecular assembler finish construction. As the wired connections were added the hologram diagnostics reported that the hardware was now fully functional. Para's words made Peridot stand with a bit of pride in her stance. "I try to make the best of what tools I have. Even something broken can have all the right components to function for what you need it for. While this assembler might be fully functional, I do recommend making another first. I'm certain the datapad can handle a few jobs, but I wouldn't depend upon it longer than necessary." she explained, placing her hands behind her hips and waiting for Para's next instructions.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 6, 2017 9:49:15 GMT
She nodded, "Yes, I have found that even broken things can make the biggest difference." Para ran her hands over the device and admired the handiwork, it had been what felt like ages since she had done a real collaborative piece. All in all they did a rather good job, or at least visually. The real test came a few moments later when she put in a command, the machine whirring to life as it began to produce what would become a batch of electric pieces.
"We could simply let this make all of the items, but that would take a fair amount of time. Instead we will simply have it create the smaller components in batches while we create the larger parts. If you could dear I would be delighted if you could create the primary motherboard while I make the chassis." Without hesitation she set the device aside to work while she began to craft what would be the housing frame for the larger machine.
"Consider it done." Peridot said as she summoned her tool once more, twirling it between her floating fingers. Taking the electronic components as they came out of the assembler, she went through the work of combining them into the computer core that would control the assembler of the next size. With Para's ability to produce the simpler (but larger) chassis they'd have a function small assembler in no time. A glowing light came from the pieces Peridot worked on and the lines separating the pieces disappeared as she welded them together. She silently combined these parts and a few moments later she was taking them as soon as they were coming out of the assembler. The machine finished its programmed job and Peridot soon completed her project, setting her tool aside and examining her work. Poking a specific point on the computer before her, bright lines extended from it and ran along the circuits inside as power flowed from Peridot's finger. A hologram appeared and lines of code began to flash across both Peridot's eyes and the screen. The screen on the machine blinked and disappeared before coming back with a loading screen. Picking up the computer core, notably larger than the last one, Peridot approached Para. "My task is complete. Once this proper assembler is working, each one that follows will assemble themselves." she stated, showing some confidence in their accomplishment.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 7, 2017 10:42:59 GMT
"Ah wonderful, this should function excellently. Here you are dear," Para handed her the portable assembler, "take good care of it dear. I can't exactly be handing out such devices easily, if you lose it I may not be able to replace it." She then spent some time examining the now complete larger assembler, idly pressing on the screen to test the settings. It all seemed to be in working order, all it would take now would be to feed some materials into it for some of her larger jobs. It wasn't often she had one, but her upcoming projects with Morion (not to mention her own plans) would likely require some rather heavy duty production. She turned back around, "Is there anything else I can assist with before we part ways?"
At being handed the portable assembler, Peridot idly inspected the machine and input a command while Para spoke. The device hummed and a moment later ejected a small, simple datapad. Pressing a thumb to the central button the device, no larger than an average smartphone, her eyes flashed with lines of code for a second and the device turned on. "One last thing." Peridot replied as she scrolled through a few screens on the smaller datapad to verify everything was there. She then set the device down by the controls of the larger assembler. "A soft copy of the parts request and a few blueprints for basic construction materials, including the larger assembler, just in case." she explained and took a step away, now holding her portable assembler with both hands. She was trying hard to hide the feeling of being a child with a new toy. "This assembler is safe with me and will be put to efficient use. That datapad has my contact information. Your assistance is appreciated, Padparadascha. I'll return when you call for me again." she stated, setting the assembler to the side for a moment, flashing a diamond salute and turning to leave the Forge.
Post by Forge Master Para on May 11, 2017 0:00:47 GMT
Para looked through the datapad, "Very good, I'll be sure to have this done in a reasonable amount of time as specified." Of course she didn't mention that she had every intention to sabotage one of the main components so that it wouldn't function as normal...
"It was a pleasure dear, I will contact you once the materials are ready. I have a lot of projects already in the works so expect it to take a little longer than normal, but it shall be done. Have a safe trip elsewhere." She watched Peridot exit before beginning to clean up and move the assembler. She had been side tracked but there was still a job to do, one that couldn't wait too long.
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