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Pink had wandered too many times in the previous days, if anything, she probably should of stayed in beach city, or somewhere other then continuously warping, trying to find something that, in a way, didn't exist. She herself had forgotten the point. What was it? Why did she wander?
Pink sighed as she realized, there was no logical reason.
This new area that she had warped to, while beautiful, was dense with forest, in a way, almost similar to her crash site... How was that place doing? She wondered. The warp pad barely survived the foliage as it grew around it, Pink was surprised it still worked.
After having investigated the area, and noticing a small clearing not far from her location, she took a moment to sit against one of the trees, relaxing. It seemed like a safe area, considering. Who would possibly come here? What gem would go into some dense forest, when from what she saw, nothing seemed to exist but trees, and some foliage?
However, somewhere in the distance, the faint sound of something brushing through the trees could be heard, Pink unaware of such thing.
The brushing of the unknown through the foliage was starting to get louder and louder, and it's pace was beginning to quicken. Pink was starting to notice it, At first she thought maybe it was just a earth creature, or maybe some loss human.
However, as she pulled herself up in it's direction to examine the noise, she realized how large the actual creature was. Was it hostile?
Pink stepped back a few feet, before bumping into the tree behind her. As she quickly turned her head to see what she had bumped into, she realized whatever had been flowing through the bushes, had arrived.
She could hear the growling, she could hear the acid draining from it's mouth. As she slowly turned around to face the mother corruption, she noticed the similarities to a centipede, a bug that lived on this planet. But this wasn't normal, oh no. It was gem-like in power, and pink could see the gem, located within the mouth. It was a large creature, but it seemed as if it understood nothing. It snarled and snapped in her direction, Pink's eye filling with horror at the site of it, quickly dodging a stray drop of acid, which burned through the tree.
There was no time to sit around at this point, Pink needed to escape! She backed up farther, away from another trunk, then spun around and attempted to navigate through the trees quickly, trying not to trip. If she could just get to the clearing, she'd be okay, she could scare it off, or at least do something other then bump into these horrible messes of trees!
In a attempt to call for help, she reached for her phone, but Pink had dropped it back at the warp pad!
Realizing she was on her own at this point, she turned around to face the creature, raising a wall of fire, attempting to deter the Mother corruption from continuing it's attack, but it barreled through as it quickly realized that the fire did no harm.
The corruption, now as close as it had ever been in the last few moments, snapped and screeched as it grabbed onto pink's shoulder by the jaw, the acid burning her form's left shoulder, Pink crying out in alarm and pain.
Before she could even attempt some form of any pitiful retaliation, she was thrown toward into the clearing, landing on her uninjured side. Pink spat out the dirt and attempted to push herself up quickly, turning to face the monster on her back as she held onto her shoulder, not used to this experience of pain.
She tried once again to deter the corruption, raising her arm to attempt another wall of fire, however, once again, the monster barreled through it, approaching her.
She called out for help, hoping maybe, just maybe a gem was passing through here, but...
What were the chances they too weren't as insane at this? Was this a corruption?
Pink mind raced, how would she defend herself if this monster kept breaking through her only ability, and the only tactic she new? Would she ever see Spade again?!
Tourmaline sprinted towards the clearing he saw in his "scry vision", he could hear a large beast and what sounded like someone calling for help. As he rushed by the trees and bushes he began thinking of different approaches he could take to the situation. He dashes into the clearing and summons his twin sais and he leaps in front of pink in order to separate the two.
"You need to run Madame Saphire!"
He recognized the type of gem when he entered the clearing. He leaps upwards into the air and holds the sai blades together as a ball of electricity appears in the middle. He pushes the as I blades down sending the ball towards the beasts head.
(well I have school and its 1 am, this was kinda a rushed post sorry!! Also I love your artwork for pink)
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2017 15:52:55 GMT by Tourmaline
Post by Pink Sapphire on Aug 16, 2017 16:18:01 GMT
Pink gasped as the new gem separated her and the corruption, who was this!? Pink noticed a gem on his throat but, he wore human clothes. A rebel..?
Pink didn't have time to think on it, and as she was told to run, she scrambled to run in the opposite direction, still holding on to her shoulder, which if it wasn't moving so much, maybe it wouldn't hurt as bad.
But there was nothing to do about that now. Instead as soon as she had reached a fair distance away, she looked back to the fight, watching the gem take on the corruption.
The Corruption however snarled louder as another gem joined the fight, taking the strike to the head. However, this only angered the mother, who screeched as it took the hit, taking a fair amount of damage, and stumbling as it readjusted itself to the new situation at hand, or, in this case, claw?
As it regained its senses, the Mother's mouth opened in yet another snarl as acid launched toward Tourmaline from within, attempting to injure the new gem in question.
Post by Pink Sapphire on Aug 16, 2017 17:42:41 GMT
Pink flinched as she watched the gem narrowly missed the acid, She couldn't imagine what it could do to the form's gem had it been struct.
She wanted to help the gem so badly, but she didn't have any useful abilities. She wasn't a fighting gem, she was just a diplomatic gem, defensive. She hadn't been taught to fight, she was still new.
Pink hoped that the gem could take care of himself, and at least had some sort of strategy to take down the Mother Corruption in question.
The Corruption on the other hand, was still angry, and wanted this gem out of the way, but for what reason? Unknown. As it realized it's acid attack had failed, it charged the gem, another acid attack forming in its mouth as it prepared to fire at the gem, the screeching and snarls becoming desperate, as if it wanted to beat this gem, or even get as so far to kill it, should it get the chance.
The Corruption fired at Tourmaline, attempting yet another attack upon the small gem.
Using his legs he'd thrust himself towards the creature seeing his opening. The creature preparing its acid spit would be the most optimum point of attack! He watches as the creature becomes what appears to be...motivated? With the electrified sai in his hand he throws it towards the creatures opened maw! The electricity visibly crackles through the acid in the creatures head and into the gem.
"Yes! That has to be the most physical activity I have ever done!" he exclaimed.
If monster is looted: Tourmaline heads to the Saphire to make sure she is ok and why she is out here.
If the monster didn't poof: Tourmaline is very caught up in his short "victory" as of now.
Post by Pink Sapphire on Aug 16, 2017 21:11:58 GMT
The monster cried out in agony as it was electrocuted, it's form unable to handle the massive power of the energy coursing through it, and within a instant, dispersed in cloud of smoke. The gem itself fell, while undamaged, and made a soft clink against the ground. The poor thing wouldn't reform for a long while.
Switching her gaze from the Corrupted gem to the new arrival, she watched as the Tourmaline celebrated his victory, surprised that his strategy worked. She didn't move from her position, but her shoulder area began to sting, Pink wincing in sudden pain. The acid had left a few shallow holes in her shoulder, and the material which was her left sleeve, had been destroyed. She held onto her arm tighter, trying to support it as it seemed to be malfunctioning.
Had she been exposed to anymore of that substance, her shoulder would be completely missing, or she would of poofed due to a possible giant hole in her form.
Watching as Tourmaline approached her, Pink finally recognized the gem type, and spoke up "T-Thank you, I'm sorry I-I couldn't help you, I'm not exactly capable of fighting..." as she looked toward the warp pad's location, then back to the gem. She continued, wincing for a mere second as her shoulder stung her once again. "...A-are you a Tourmaline?"
Tourmaline was lightly hesitant to respond to get question. He has many questions of his own! How did she get here? Why is she here? And the most important one, was she sent here by the diamonds? Surely she would have her escorts yet she is alone and can't defend herself!
"Y-yes I am a tourmaline" he said trying to keep his composure. "I felt a rush during all of that, it's unlike me to fight anything or anyone for that matter..."
He notices the gems injuries.
"I see it got to you..! Where is your escort? Surely they would have at least send rubies for a gem such as your self!"
Tourmaline glances at the centipeedle gem. Corruption huh? Very scary.
Post by Pink Sapphire on Aug 16, 2017 23:46:03 GMT
Pink took a second to process the information, She didn't remember what Tourmalines' did exactly, were they similar to peridots? And this one managed to fight off a corruption?
That's actually pretty incredible, maybe she should learn how to fight, or at least...
Unable finish that thought as he continued to speak, the question of where her escort was didn't bring back kind memories. What was with every gem she encountered, something reminded her of her first few days on this rather, inhospitable planet? She wished she could forget everything about those few days.
"O-oh... They didn't survive." She muttered, glancing away. Part of her began to wonder why she was here in the first place, how did she survive, when the rubies were shattered upon impact?
Oh, forget about it already.
"S-so, why a-are you here...?" She asked, turning around and walking only a few feet away to a tree, slowly sitting down against it as she waited for her shoulder to heal.
She didn't know how long it would take for a gem's physical form to regenerate without retreating into their gem, which she refused to do with this stranger around, and the fact the chance of yet another corruption approaching was probably quite high.
"They didn't...survive?" Tourmaline took a second to think of all the scenarios that could have happened seeing as what just happened they were probably shattered by a corrupted gem..."I'm sorry you had to witness that..."he truly did feel sorry. However this just proved his fears, she was obviously here on orders from homeworld, maybe even the diamonds... What was her purpose for being here? 'I need to appear as though i'm still connected to homeworld's orders...'
Tourmaline looked up at her from his thoughts. "Well i- um well am here under the orders of Yellow Diamond herself!" He does a the salute for yellow diamond. "I was sent here to uh... blend in with the humans in order to find their weaknesses!"
"It's fine. I didn't actually see the crash, we had gone so fast, my physical form had retreated. I wasn't aware of what had happened until I looked, back, after the crash." Pink replied, waiting for him to move on to his next statement.
"Oh... Well, you're pretty far from any humans, your best guess would be to take t-the warp pad, and head to Beach City, or maybe Empire City, if you dare." She added, chuckling as she adjusted slightly, trying to hold her arm still. Her shoulder was taking awhile, but, she'd wait a little while longer until she resorted to retreating her gem. Though if she remembered... Iolite... Had to retreat into her gem before her wounds were healed, maybe she'd have to do the same.
"I actually thought you might of been a rebel, dressing as a human." She sighed, leaning her head back upon the tree trunk.
"ME? A REBEL? AHAHAHHHAGAHAHAGAGAHSHZGZGZG " Tourmaline started to get nervous. "Shattering to all who oppose the diamonds!"
Tourmaline thought through his next responses very carefully. If she truly is serving under homeworld than he'd have to withhold as much information as possible. He won't accept his talents to be wasted on harming a planet or growing more quartz soldiers.
Tourmaline sighed, "I suggest you take the warp pad to some place safe. Seeing as how one of the infected gems are here their may very well be more. They might travel in packs or groups. I can't guarantee your safety I apologize Madame sapphire I was not made for fighting, my purpose is to serve my diamond! *does the little salute thingy*"
Pink laughed. At this point, Tourmaline was making it incredibly obvious that he didn't align with Homeworld, but she wouldn't mention it, as she had no quarrel with rebels, nor could she afford to create one in her current state, or anytime for that matter. "If that's what you say then, however its not like I-I could do anything, even if you w-were a rebel." She muttered, closing her eye for a mere moment, only to open it as Tourmaline continued to speak.
It was nice to be acknowledged as a elite gem, she hadn't been in the days she's been on this planet.
However, Pink winced at the thought of having to walk back to the warp pad, arm in tow. Where would she even go? While she considered Beach City as the most suitable temporary home, she had noticed evidence of other gems frequenting there. and her disguise might not work on those gems.
"I can't m-move right now, Tourmaline. Just give me a second, or preferably a few minutes..." She muttered in response. She needed a minute to figure the best location to go to, somewhere she could regenerate properly.
But, preferably, not to Spade's home. She'd already been there, and she would prefer to stay away from the wasteland in question.
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