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Post by Spider Web Jasper Aka Crow on Dec 15, 2017 1:16:17 GMT
Walking in the nights cold breeze Spider was once again alone as the crystal gems had sent him in a so called effort at making a peace treaty as the humans called it. Deciding he should do something besides sit around doing nothing all day they sent him seeing how nobody else wanted to go. Closing the distance to the location mentioned by the other crystal gems Spider had at the edge of vision the site they described to him vividly and for a long while. At his rate it would take an hour to get there as he preferred to enjoy walking slow so he could get a good observation of his surroundings a trait he honed over his long life. As the time past and Spider began seeing the structure grow bigger in his perceived view of the structure meant he was not far way and that his destination was nigh upon him. While nearing the structure something seemed out of placed as if recently visited meaning that the gem from homeworld was already nearby of which frightened him greatly. Hoping that the one they sent was neither his kindergarten's peridot or her Jasper who almost if not for being overconfident would have shatter Spider four-thousand years ago at his creation.
Padparadscha was a sapphire, though, not the typical sort. She could hardly keep the wry grin off of her face as she watched the Crystal Gem representative saunter nearer to the warp. It was odd that they'd sent a single soldier gem, though she quickly remembered that these rebels didn't pay mind to their proper functions. Upon receiving her dossier for this assignment, she'd wondered if it had been some kind of ruse; after all, what sort of peace could be stricken, unless these rebels gave up their game? Standing nearby with arms crossed, the sapphire's amethyst body guard also eyed the approaching jasper, anticipation flickering in the soldier's eyes.
She knew better than to believe this would be a straight forward endeavor. It was all too strange, and the fact that her Diamond had elected to send her to approach this matter meant only one thing; this treaty or joke or whatever it was, would be swiftly subdued and the gems behind it detained. Any serious consideration of treaty would most certainly involve the blue court-- instead, the singular peach sapphire stood with hands clasped, still trying to stifle her expression.
"Ah, you've arrived," She said with a joyful lilt in her voice, then out of habit, drew her shoulders back, and her lithe hands flew up to articulate into a perfect, precise Diamond salute. She gave a knowing grin, eyes narrowed as her chin floated up,"Padparadscha 10C8A 8QE, Pink Court judicial affairs. And you are?"
Post by Spider Web Jasper Aka Crow on Dec 15, 2017 2:18:33 GMT
Studying the why this gems behavior it was different then that of most of fellow gems back at home yet he cared little of her behavior. She spoke as if stating her name and militant rank. As a show of respect it would be rude not to the same yet her name or what he assumes to be confuse him. "My name is Spider Web Jasper as they labeled me yet I know not which these letters and numbers tied to your name as to my militant position I have none as of now." While speaking Spider's eye shifted between the amethyst bodyguard and the representative to whom he just spoke with and assumes is in charge of this peace treaty. Even knowing that he wasn't meeting those who created him these gems still for simply working under homeworld scared Spider like crazy yet hoping this treaty went well gave him courage. Wondering why the crystal gems left out the information on there being a bodyguard Spider decided to ask why they probably left that part out seeing how they likely say they forget or didn't know. "Just out of curiosity my comrades left out the fact you bring along a servant mind giving me a reason why they might have done so?" Not saying as an accusation towards his fellow representative yet more as if asking slyly does homeworld have a spy limiting the information the crystal gems receive.
She listened, her expression becoming more tamed as she assessed the situation here. One brow arched-- it seemed this particular gem had never learned his designation. Typical of rebels to exploit those without the knowledge to make a proper decision for their fate, Padpara began to feel some sympathy for this jasper. "A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Spider Web Jasper," She gave a subtly curtsy. As Amethyst was addressed, the sapphire cut her eyes up to the tall quartz, then back over to the Crystal Gem,"Hmm, well, the numbers and letters would be my designation, my proper name-- my facet and cut. Further, to address your concern with my security, it could be that servants are just that-- servants. If you must know, this is Amethyst facet 8L2S cut 6UE-- she will be ensuring my safety here,"As if to punctuate that statement, Amethyst shifted, letting her arms fall to her sides as she glared at the jasper,"My pearl is also here, though she will remain aboard my shuttle," Padpara gestured to the shining pink ship that was parked some ways off from the warps.
With that, the small sapphire clasped her hands behind her back, eyeing Spider,"Now, I suppose we should get right to the business of this matter. The Crystal Gems want some sort of treaty, no? Well, I do hope you know that the Diamond Authority wont take such gestures lightly, you must have some demands?" She gave a smile that would've been innocent, if not for the predatory glint of moonlight from her eyes. Padpara was never particularly good at negotiation, but if things went her way, she wouldn't have to be.
Post by Spider Web Jasper Aka Crow on Dec 15, 2017 3:27:22 GMT
Was he was suppose to have a designation since he was labelled a failed pro-type that was thought shattered soon after creation. It interested him know homeworld gave purpose to each gem they called acceptable it also irritated him seeing how wasn't part of that order. Putting his irritation and fear aside Spider was sent with securing earth's freedom by asking the removal of all injector's on earth present and future while in return the rebellion ends. "You say I should have purpose yet I was odered to be shattered at creation what purpose could I be given seeing my creator wanted me dead?" Dread lingering on every word he spoke yet so did a grim harsh tone overshadowed most the fear quivering in his voice as he closely observed padparadscha and her amethyst. Talking while insecting her pink spaceship Spider gave no room for response before speaking once again as if his words was more for himself than anything and in truth they where. "The demands we ask are for removal of present injector's as well as the promise none more will be laid upon this planet and in we end our rebellion for earth's survival that our demands they sent with me. They also told me that if our meeting should fail apart I could fight as I pleased so with that I do hope you find it unacceptable as I just love fighting." As he spoke of fighting Spider showed a glimmer of excitement and malice even as he knew the numbers where stacked against him and while assumed that amethyst was no pushover there was still padparadscha to deal with who he knew little of.
Both of the sapphire's eyebrows shot up, and she pressed her lips together,"That's a rather bold thing to say," Padparadscha kept her eyes on this gem, attempting to figure out if he were bluffing or not, though it seemed to be a genuine threat. Amethyst's brows furrowed, she could sense the malice in the way this jasper spoke; she'd seen it among different soldier gems, the tendency to want to fight things out the hard way. "We aren't going to cause any trouble, provided that you don't," She gestured to the larger purple gem who stepped forward.
Her eyes darted back to her ship, then back to this rather forward soldier gem,"You're already a rather hard-line negotiator I must say, though this is a negotiation, not a battle," She took on a more matter-of-fact tone,"I would prefer if you addressed me with the respect garnered by my station. Nonetheless, at present, Homeworld simply cannot guarantee anything of the sort. The injectors are a required part of our growth, I see no reason at this time that Homeworld should retract its involvement in the kindergartens," So far it seemed the only leverage that this soldier had in this situation was his itch to fight, and she again wondered if the Crystal Gems had sent this particular gem for a reason. After all, her Diamond had sent her for a reason as well, and it wasn't to talk peace terms. The questionable decision to send a soldier to talk treaties began to make more sense to her-- this wasa set up for both factions.
The sapphire's hand fell to her side, making a quick gesture for her guardian to see. Then, Amethyst scanned the distance, looking for signs of an ambush. Still, the purple soldier kept her eyes alert, darting to the Jaspers hands to make sure they were clear of weaponry or suspicious movement.
Post by Spider Web Jasper Aka Crow on Dec 15, 2017 23:13:03 GMT
The fact padparadscha showed a response other then that of what he expected of a militant society's representative was a bit shocking in truth. It showed the fact that no matter from where or how one is raised in the universe we all have our own mind even if devoted to other. In that regard Spider found gemkind not so different from humanity in a way abit vastly separated in terms of combat and capability for warfare among other things. After hearing that it was bold to threaten the two of them assuming the pearl wasn't capable of combat to much of any extent given the way she was left aboard the spaceship Jacklyn smiled. It was a wicked grin that held both his joy at what he hoped to come to pass and the malicious intention in his heart all laid bare to those who understand emotions well enough to read them as if a book. "You may see it bold to challenge those of little chance to win over yet to those born with a desire for battle it is an honor just to fight such a person even should we lose to them." As expected the task eradicating all injector's via treaty have been a failure seems that sending Spider as a representative was a good idea after all which leads his second set of orders given. Deciding while not very wise to do so he just hated the orders given to him so he blatantly disobeyed them and went about doing the orders his own way. "As a second set of orders I was tasked with finding a way to infiltrate your ranks via imprisonment yet I hate lying and by the way it was stated that if our demands was not met consider it a failure. Seeing how you have refused that request I have fulfilled my first objective and disobeyed the second objective so now free to do as I please."
She quickly saw that this negotiation only had one of two closures; this rebel might attack, forcing them to fight, but they could just as well retreat while they had the chance. She couldn't afford to allow herself to be damaged, not again. Padpara paced backward but kept her eyes on Spider, and Amethyst cracked her knuckles. The sapphire spoke, keeping her tone strong, "Well, it would seem the rebels have no room to budge in this issue. Ultimately, it's the lustrous Diamond Authority who makes the final decision on all of these matters," She paused, then took another pace backward,"--and yes I say it would be rather bold to threaten the life of an Pink Court dignitary," internally, she compared this Crystal Gem to others she'd met, and wondered. At any rate, she could see that she would need to tread carefully.
Amethyst was antsy, she didn't like the way this jasper spoke to them, and feared that this would be a part of a bigger attack. Her eyes darted from the sapphire, to the jasper, and the ship. As the guard searched, Padparadscha kept speaking,"But I do appreciate your forward honesty, I'll be sure to keep my eyes out for gems who might want to do as much in the future. Though, if you're looking to infiltrate Homeworld--" She tapped her chin and gave a smirk,"I could take you back to the Moonbase Headquarters, where you could become acquainted with the investigations unit," Of course, what she didn't say was that she had full confidence that once she had a gem detained, there was no where for them to go but to trial and processing.
Post by Spider Web Jasper Aka Crow on Dec 17, 2017 2:47:17 GMT
Knowing full well the situation at hand had either his possible shattering or being being bubbled if either side was to purse a fight. Secondly he knew they could both walk away unharmed and he could simply say the odds where not favorable to win as to padparadscha he knew not. For she someone he knew not her strengths, weakness's nor combat capability and he he had a general idea to that of her amethyst's strength's and weakness's he knew not her combat capability. Hearing her claim that her monarchy was the final word on the matter at hand this negotiating was at a close as the crystal gems gave him clear orders to report on. Having not a word to say on her claim his treat was bold his only response to the comment was a gleeful grin of excitement at least at first it was. After listening a bit longer at her offer to still take him in as a prisoner of war his look changed a bit as he pondered if doing so was worth his time and effort in the end he thought it a waste. "Your offer to allow me to complete my objective was a kind thing to do yet I must decline as my fear of your monarchs and their ways scares me so unless you can guarantee my life then I think it best we part ways. However remember this I only stepped down due to not findind it worthy to fight someone if I know nothing of there combat capability or honor in combat."
For a moment she wondered if she could actually get this crystal gem to go for it. Padparadscha glanced around, before she gave Amethyst a look from the corner of her eye, then slid her gaze back over to the jasper. "Ah, the Diamonds are both terrifying and glorious, aren't they? Oh, and I truly despise fighting, Spider Web Jasper. I'd much prefer to do things the easy way, talk things out like civilized gems. If you were willing to come along to the Moonbase with me..." She tapped her fingers together, and the corner of her lip quirked up,"As I've said, you'll be introduced to the investigations unit, and there you could have a long chat with them," She wasn't the type of gem to normally be so deceptive, but a renegade had just walked straight up to her, and it was her job to capture them for interrogation-- how could she simply let a lead like this disappear? "Your life can be guaranteed if you're willing to go calmly and quietly," Though, she had no guarantees for what might happen after processing. Many of these rebels were heinous criminals after all.
She didn't take her eyes off of the enemy gem, but took a few more steps back toward her ship. Being ready to make her retreat, she calculated that this maneuver would also reveal the true object of this gem, as she had a pretty good idea that he wouldn't simply give away his true objectives so easily to the enemy. His clear penchant for violence made her nervous, and she considered that the real objective here may have been assassination; to take out a high-profile member of Pink Diamond's court.
Post by Spider Web Jasper Aka Crow on Dec 18, 2017 6:37:05 GMT
Considering the guarantee a genuine offer Spider Web Jasper had not a sole reason to refuse the current offer to fulfil his objectives. Thinking padparadscha was telling the truth as he seen no reason to believe her dishonest at the time being. Yet still terrified of the monarchs that homeworld has leading them if his was given a guarantee then he see no reason to decline the offer handed out. However while feared going it was put aside as he gambled the risk of trusting the enemy with hopes of an honorable opponent or in this case negotiator as it is. Speaking as he lost all malice and excitement his grin shifted into one of discontent and misery. "I take it your in some way also terrified of your monarchs yet you hold much respect and loyalty to them as well if am not mistaken. For your words tell my that this is at least partially so. However that aside if my life can be given a guarantee then you have no issues with my resisting capture."
Ooc: - Sorry am a sleepy at the time am typing this so there may be typos.
The sapphire was stunned for a moment. Despite the clear distaste this rebel seemed to have for the turn of events, he was willing to go along with her little plan. She hadn't been expecting it, but it was surely preferable to getting tangled up in combat. It was something she wanted to avoid, especially against born soldiers such as this opponent. Her eyes flicked between Amethyst and the jasper; her soldier accompaniment seemed just as perplexed at the sudden change of heart-- did this jasper truly trust his enemy, or did he have some other motive?
It was ultimately for this gem's own good, Padparadscha would decide quietly. She didn't know why he had rebelled, or how he ended up in this situation, but it seemed to her that he didn't have much to go on-- he didn't know what his own culture was like, it seemed, or perhaps she'd read him wrong. Either way, she was sure that his rehabilitation would be swift. If not, he would be brought to proper justice.
"Well then, Amethyst?" She gestured, and the larger gem who stood at attention stepped forward, then swung around to stand beside the jasper, but didn't summon her weapon. However, the purple soldier's hand hovered near the gem on her hip,"In that case, Spider Web Jasper, you may follow me to my ship," Then, she turned around, and stepped out toward the pink shuttle that was parked not far off,"I hope you don't mind the ceremony, just for good measure. I'm glad we could resolve this in a civil manner, I'll be sure to mention your compliance to my peers,"
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