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Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 21, 2017 17:31:51 GMT
Pearl watched the little blue Planet as her ship approached Earth She carefully avoided the fleet around the worrld's moon; Sapphire gave her every help she could, including up to date report of the ships position, so her Pearl could arrive without notice Pearl watched her message on the screen
"Be carefull Pearl! Earth is in chaos. The future is uncertain. I'm sure you will find Gems who needs your help! I don't have to be an Oracle to know this! Have fun!"
The old Pearl watched the fragile world before her. She was a bit nervous and a bit afraid but excited nonetheless Pearl missed Sapphire's entourage already; the six little Rubies, the two Amethyst bodyguards, even the grumpy Peridot who always complained for everything! She shook her head with a sigh Well, no turning back now! She arrived! The little Gem ship landed near to the Communication Hub.... the door opened, and the little old Pearl walked down on the ramp and took a deep breath She loved the sweet aroma of Earth, the night, the desert... everything about Earth!
"Well... here I am!"
She murmured under her nose and looked around, restion on her cane
It was the beginning of yet another day. Cinnabar figured she might as well get an early start. It was nice, so she felt satisfied. She desired the thrill of a good adventure, since the things here seemed rather stale. So she jumped onto the warp pad nearby, activating it in the process.
She was taken to the place she seemed to recognize, but she couldn't pinpoint from where. Turning her head, she saw another Gem step off a ship of some kind. This Gem seemed different from all the others she saw so far. In fact, they seemed to resemble a human a great deal. Cinnabar wondered if the Diamonds had finally started experimenting on combining Gems with humans.
Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 21, 2017 18:22:56 GMT
Pearl looked around again The Communication Hub was marvelous, giant Gem building.... but as far she knew, it was off line "Broken" She heard ... rumors. Disturbing rumors. The little old lady walked down the ramp, tho' slowly and carefully, and closed her ship Then patted the side of it
"Good old girl! I knew we could make it!"
It was an older model, like Sapphire and herself Strange... when she was young, the world was full of old things and now, as she became old? The world is full of young Gems and their stuff She couldn't help, but smiled Life was strange indeed Then Pearl noticed the Gem not so far on the warp that just activated With a cheerfull smile, resting on her cane with one hand, she waved to her, with the other, so she could see her Gem on her palm, a Pearl
Cinnabar moved a little closer, eyeing the other Gem curiously. Everything about this Gem seemed new to her. The Gemstone they had appeared to be a Pearl, and from what Cinnabar could tell, they had trouble moving. Cinnabar wondered what she should do. On one hand, helping would be a right thing to do. On the other hand, offering to help could wound this new Gem's pride, and Cinnabar didn't want to do that.
"Good evening." Cinnabar said politely "It is, indeed, a beautiful one."
She looked at the slowly reddening sky, and when combined with the blue part of it, it seemed almost pink, one of the many things on Earth that Cinnabar found breathtaking. Her conviction to protect this planet and its inhabitants was reinforced.
Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 21, 2017 19:40:05 GMT
Pearl looked up to the sky and smiled as the new dusk painted it red and gold
She nodded and rested on her cane, watching the sun down
"Oh my, where is my manner! I am Pearl! But just call me Granny"
The little old lady walked slowly next to Cinnabar
"Everything is all right dear? What are you doing in the middle of nowhere, at a broken communciation station, alone...?"
It was possible, this Gem was from Homeworld? Pearl was a bit worried, tho' she was on a mission tecnically, sent by her Sapphire owner, and she loved every Gem, but the situation on this planet was... well... she wasn't sure what was the situation exactly, but it was bad, she knew She heard rumors about something called "Corruption"
"Well, I just came out here to get some kind of adventure." Cinnabar admitted, a small frown visible on her face "We used to have all sorts of adventures, he and I, before the Diamonds had him killed. That's one of the reasons I defected from Homeworld. I have to be strong....strong enough to get his revenge."
Another memory overtook her. She and Moonstone were at the field, laughing happily. They were on a hunt that day. They had been cornered by a Gem creature. It was an adventure to remember. Everything was perfect back then.
"Another reason is that I have to make his wish come true. He wanted equality for all Gems and inhabitants of Earth alike. He wanted harmony between all the inhabitants of the universe, and that can't happen unless the Diamonds are removed from power." Cinnabar finished, a spark in her eyes
Cinnabar didn't like where this was going. Trick? A test? And.....suggesting that she was loyal to Homeworld was crazy. There was no way she'd be loyal to Homeworld, not after what these murderers did to Moonstone.
"I will show you how loyal to Homeworld I am." Cinnabar said, her eyes slightly narrowed
She reached into her Gem and pulled out a silvery bubble with pale blue Gem shards inside of it
"Look at this. These used to be my friend, Moonstone. Before they killed him. I keep these as a reminder of what we had. Of our friendship." Cinnabar said, her tone slightly bitter clutching the bubble lovingly "So, you still think I can be loyal to Homeworld? And if that didn't convince you....."
She removed her overcoat she used to hide her star, and it came into view
Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 21, 2017 21:12:59 GMT
"You are brave that's for sure dear!"
Pearl watched Cinnabar with sad eyes
"I am sorry for your loss... I know it is hard to let go the past. And sometimes... it is better to hold on the important things."
But the "corpse" of a dead friend was a bit... strange to Pearl Still she saw enough shard-drones to understand the reason behind it The star display was a bit unexpected
"Young lady, you are brave but too passionate! It is a good thing, sometimes, but not when you are talking with a strager! Especially when there is a ship behind her... even if that ship is a bit old."
Smile returned to the elderly face
"Don't worry dear, I will not hurt you! And there isn't a Ruby Squad in my purse, ready to attack. And I know, I am just a silly old Pearl, but please, for the love of the Moon Goddess, take my advice and be more carefull! Your Moonstone would be sad, if anything would happen to you, am I right? Honor his memory by staying alive! Do it for Granny, please!"
She smiled gently and sat down a rock "Now, as you can see, I don't really have a star on me. And my Sapphire mistress sent me to Earth. But I am not an enemy. And to be honest, I only heard rumors about the Crystal Gems. Ugly rumors. But I really would like to hear the truth. It is a bit strange, you are so brave to show your star, when I had to sneak pass a mini-armada around the planet!
Pearl nodded And her head stayed that way Zzz-zzz-zzz But woke up after a second or two
"...then I said, look little Ruby, you are maybe short but...."
The exact same words she heard two thousand years ago. A Gem with light blue skin and blue hair tied into a ponytail was standing above her. That was the beginning
"Who are you?" the blue-skinned Gem had repeated "I am Moonstone."
She gave her real identity back then, and that's how their friendship began. She was right to tell the truth them, but was it the case now? After all, this Gem was from Homeworld, by her own admission. But she also seemed harmless. What was the right thing to do. Could she really hurt someone who appeared harmless? She didn't know. This Gem could turn out to be a threat somewhere down the road, but it seemed there was something compelling her to stop, though she couldn't pinpoint what it was.
Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 21, 2017 21:44:38 GMT
"Oooh... I remeber you!"
She smiled warmly The nice little brave Gem who showed her star to prove she is not from Homewrold Poor girl, with the lost friend
"Are you all right dear?"
Pearl asked quietly and watched the silent Gem who not really introduced herself so far^^
"Come... sit down.
She suggested and patted the rock next to her "Lets talk! If you are not in a hurry and have time for an old Pearl!
Pearl winked Cinnabar was a strange Gem, but she was a strange Pearl too, so she couldn't blame her But if she was truly that hot headed young Gem... Oh boy, young ones. She wondered if Cinnabar needed her help or not... before some stupid Quartz brute shatters her for wearing a star
Cinnabar drew closer and sat on the flat rock. She had to admit that this Pearl had a point.
"So, any subject in particular you wanted to talk to me about?"
Still, as reasonable as this Pearl seemed, there was still something off about her. Cinnabar had to be careful. After all, as a Crystal Gem, one wrong move was enough. Enough for her to join Moonstone.
She looked down at the bubble she still had in her hands, and the pale blue shards within it. If she were to die, she'd be unable to fulfill Moonstone's last wish, and Moonstone would no doubt be sad too. Carelessness was something she could not afford, especially not when she experienced what Homeworld Gems were like. After all, they served under cold-blooded murderers, so they had to be murderers as well. And Moonstone wasn't their only victims either. They planned to eradicate all life on Earth as well, in the name of expansion.
Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 21, 2017 22:05:21 GMT
The little old lady nodded But this time she stayed awake^^
"You are a Crystal Gem. Or at least you claim to be. I was a bit surprised when a couple of simple words forced you to bravely show your star. Young lady, you need to learn self controll! I have heard rumors about the Grand Inquisitor of White Diamond herself! He is on Earth! He was sent here! And He is rearly travelling alone... I think there are at least a dozen of elite Gems, serving under the Grand Inquisitor. Inquisitors like him, trained to sniff out.... traitors. Or anything."
She warned Cinnabar
"They are the masters of interrogation... trust me my dear, I had to tend the injuries of their victims, and only the half of those were "physical". The rest were mental injuries. They are trained in the psychological warfare! How to torture someone with deeds and words. I'm not really said anything, and you revealed yourself to me! Please dear, be more careful! For your Moonstone's memory. For Granny!
Pearl patted Cinnabar's shoulder
"Now, I will not ask you anything particular.... but I would really love to know, all the Crystal Gems are this careless? And how one become a Crystal Gem? There is a trial or something like that? You know what? Just... tell me how did you became the member of the Crystal Gems, a full memeber, not just a Gem with a star on her uniform! This is a harmless chit chat, nothing more.
"I am not sure." Cinnabar said slowly "I think they have some sort of a leader, but I never met them. I overheard message sent by a certain Gem, and if I am correct, they can tell you more about us Crystal Gems."
She fidgeted a bit
"Let me ask you a question of my own." she spoke "Do you know more about this Inquisitor and could you tell me what to do if I run into them?"
Her thoughts turned to Topaz, who reminded her too much of Moonstone. Cinnabar wasn't going to allow a second tragedy. If this 'Inquisitor' learned about Topaz, Cinnabar would have to kill them, or die trying
"Something like their weaknesses, things like that, which I could exploit if need be." she looked up at Pearl, her eyes and posture remaining very calm. She needed to be ready
Post by "Granny" Pearl on May 22, 2017 16:42:58 GMT
"Are you sure, you are a Crystal Gem dear? Or just a Gem who is a Rebel, with a star?"
She looked to the Cinnabar
"Not the same thing young lady! Not the same!"
Pearl rested her hands on her cane, watching the sky
"You never met your leaders, and I guess she don't even know, you exist. Thats a huge problem dear! A very huge problem! When you will meat with a Crystal Gem, who knows who are the "accepted" members... she could easly see you as a loyal, trying to sneak in the group and attack you! Be careful dear! For Granny, okay? Be careful and find your leader to be an offical Crystal Gem! Just to avoid such an uncomfortable situation"
"An Inquisitor... White Diamond's elite not-so-secret police. Their whole porpuse to seek out and eliminate heresy and other things contrary to the doctrine or teachings of the Diamonds! When you notices an Inquisitor, it is usually too late. Similarly, it is too late when an Inquisitor introduces herself to you. You will never know, you have met one... As far as I know, the Grand Inquisitor is an Opalite on Earth. About his servants and team? Nothing, sorry. But all of them are usually from the elite Gems of White Diamond.
Pearl was worried for Cinnabar
"Dear, I hope I am the only Gem you so bravely revealed your self and allegiance! Take my advice! And be carefull with strangers!"
With a groan, she stood up
"Ouch, my knees... Wel dear, It is better if we part ways. I don't want to be the source of your troubles. It seems you already have enough..."
Melody: as usual, just waiting for posts
Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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" is being treated like a virus due to lack of info about it on the show.
*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