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A life of a gem is simple. You fulfill your purpose. If you don't have a purpose, there is no need for you. A certain Cream Pearl once lost her beloved master and this way she also lost her purpose. Now it was time for her to find something else to live for, but first she had to witness the presence of her Diamond, Pink Diamond. She was in her base, on the Earth's moon. But some people just liked to call it a "Moonbase" or a "Diamond Base". It was a big tower with several smaller building outside, everything covered in a bubble like form that was suppose to work as an artificial atmosphere.
The Roaming Eye was just about to land in a hangar. Inside there were 3 gems: 2 Amethyst guards and our Pearl. One Amethyst used the comunicator to contact someone in the Moonbase "Amethyst Facet-7F4L Cut 4XG here. I am here to deliver a Pearl. Please send someone to take her from me." While they were talking Pearl was just siting and waiting.
Soon the ship landed, Pearl and Amethyst that used the comunicator stood up. "Come, it will soon be over." They left the hangar, Pearl was following her few steps behind her. Cream looked around, the moon was beautiful. It was a nice thought that she might soon work in her Diamond's base. Not every gem have such a chance to be so close to the Diamond.
Soon they were right infront of the entrance to the Moonbase. Amethyst spoke while waiting for someone to take Pearl from her "Our Diamond is the best, you will see! Jusy stay cool and everything should be okay." Pearl noded "Of course... I guess."
More and more Euclase tended to find herself doing the work of gems that were likely below her, escorting gems, introductions and so forth, honestly at this point it felt like she had done it more then she had not. Well not matter, today's current order of events, another Pearl. Euclase let out a small sigh as she brought her drones up, the echoing of her steps being the only sound that reverberated through the catacombs of the moonbase, dotted among all sides, of course the murals of the Diamonds themselves. It seemed like they got a few Pearls here and their, casualties from conflict, trades gone wrong, it all seemed very messy of a system, ironic considering how adamant Blue and Yellow were on efficiency, though she did suppose that Her Diamond's insistence seeing any lost Pearls and relocating them probably didn't help, but that was neither here or there. Regardless she had a Pearl to attend to.
The door to the moonbase hissed open in front of the Pearl, a small bloom of moon dust being shifted in its wake, from inside a silhouette stood, a stern figure even in the darkness, nothing seemed to really give away much of her design in the darkness, the only major detail seemed to be the circular shoulder blooms, and those piercing eyes, Pink as the Diamond that she was under. She moved forward, her blue figure being illuminated by the natural light. A Euclase, a rare gem, usually in these positions you would have a gem of other calibre, a Nephrite, A Agate, or even a Aquamarine. In fact outside of Pink Diamonds Court it was nearly unheard of to even see Euclase gems, a Design exclusive to the Earth Kindergarten, a Design very infrequently used now, being deprecated fairly early in its lifespan. She gazed at the orange Pearl before her, seeming letting the silence linger in the air, before, slowly, her face softened, suddenly the hardened gem that seemed to match the stature of any Agate turned into what could only be described as almost like a mother figure. She seemed nicer, more gentle now, but those eyes still remained, a degree of kindness to them but still a power that showed she was not a Gem who could be easily defeated from a leadership perspective.
"hmm, ill need to talk to a Peridot about looking at the floor lights, they seem faulty" She said glancing back around "Regardless i assume you are the new addition here" She asked, she seemed to have some sort of accent, maybe something she picked up from earth, it seem almost Egyptian in some ways, She spun on her heel and headed in side "Come, come, we have much to do, and you have a audience with her Radiance"
At first Pearl could only see a big silhouette. She immediately bowed down while looking at the ground. She didn't even dare to look up. She had to act like a perfect Pearl... otherwise it could have ended up really badly.Amethyst from the other hand moved away and stood next to the door while making a diamond salute.
Pearl stood up after the gem spoke. She never saw such a gem... but it was nice to know that she wasn't an agate or a Quartz soldier. They often acted kind of harsh, she only had good experience with Amethyst Guards. This gem was big like a soldier, but she seemed to be more into organization than fighting. Pearl felt a little bit safer by looking at her, there was just something in the way she looked. What else could Pearl expect? She was after all in Pink Diamond's court. Pearl could only wish she could join them.
She answered her right way "Yes, that is correct." The gem appeared to be really kind and Pearl wished to learn more about her. But it wasn't the time and she still wanted to make a good impression. Most people didn't really enjoy when Pearls were showing initiative. "I am honored to hear that and I hope I won't dissapoint her." She slowly approached the gem and was ready to go. She couldn't help, but worry about the whole situatiion. What if she did dissapoint her Diamond? She already dissapointed one of the gem she was made for. The idea that she is becoming obsolescent was the only thing she could think of.
"I dont think you have much to worry about" Euclase replied quietly "Regardless, let us move move on, i'm sure your familiar with these types of spires" She began, gesturing around as she stepped on a panel and the room lit up, "The primary control areas of most if not all colonies in the empire, as with all other moonbases placed on these walls are mural of the glorious leaders of the Gem Empire, of course this moonbase does have one distinction over the others," Euclase gestured to the left most wall, displaying a pink mural, reaching upwards, as if it was cusping at the planet above it "The fourth Mural" Euclase informed "this is only the beginning though, all bases created after this one will feature this mural, and as our influence grows the murals will change to depict more planets under her control. I must apologise, I am rambling"
She stepped on the outer ring, causing steps to from upwards towards the roof of the structure, she continued speaking as she walked up the steps "now considering we are ahead of schedule we may have to wait in the above room for a small amount of time, she is very busy with the" Eucalse coughed "'Situation' currently on Earth, so she has quite a few audiences to attend to, be that Generals, other gems that have reports and i have even seen her in discussions with Blue Diamond, can you imagine that, 2 Diamonds were on my Moonbase, i didn't even have a chance to clean anything up" She let out a small chuckle.
Pearl smiled softly. This gem was really nice for her and they just met. Gems that belonged to her Diamond were often like that, she couldn't say the same about those serving Yellow Diamond. Pearl was wondering if there were more gems like she here.
"I have heard a lot about them, but I have never actually been in one. I didn't know they are... so big. I really like the design." Pearl prefered when things were more natural, asymetrical and artistic. But she still found this place incredible. Gems who worked on it really tried their best to please Pink Diamond. The attention to details was just breath taking.
She looked at the murals. White, Yellow, Blue, Pink... they were simple, made out of simple shapes, but it added some sort of charm to this place. Once again, it was just gigantic! All Diamonds were presented with the same height. Pink Diamond had the most dynamic pose, perhaps the artist wanted to show her personality this way.
Pearl found herself looking at her Diamond's murall for most of the time when her guide mentioned it. "No, no... it is fascinating. I have always wanted to meet our Diamond since I was made. So much has changed, she finnaly have her own colony! I don't need to be a Sapphire to know that she will do something big and important for gem kind. It is nice to listen to someone that is so close to her." Pearl might habe been really quiet at first, but she enjoyed talking with gems that had a passion. And her guide was really dedicated to her job.
Pearl continued to walk behind her, few steps away. She walked up the staris when they were summoned. She also continued to look around the Moonbase. "It is not a problem. Making a colony must be a hard task."
She looked suprised at her after she mentioned Blue Diamond's visit. "I actually can. I feel nervous because I will see my Diamond for the first time. You from the hand had to see 2 Diamonds at the same time. Pink Diamond must really trust you, how do you handle all of this?"
She spoke, a little bit unsure. Perhaps she wasn't sure if it was the right thing to ask, if it was okay to ask at all. "Hmmm... You obviously know I am a Pearl, but I actually have never seen a gem like you. May I ask you for your gem type? It would be easier to adress you Mistress...?"
She turned to the pearl, letting out a small smile once again.
"How I handle it" She repeated "well 4000 years of practise helps firstly, and well,My Diamond gave me this chance,she trusts me,leaves me in charge whenever she leaves the moonbase or has other business to attend to, it seems unfair to disappoint her after all that." She replied earnestly before adding quietly and with a sly tone "Plus i'm one of the only gems that can try and keep the Quartz's out of trouble, they can be a mischievous bunch when they are bored."
As they began to enter what can only be described as the map room Euclase realised the error she had committed, of course she was used to introducing herself first and foremost, but most gems knew her already and through all the commotion, she forgot "asking this old girl her gem type, of course i had forgotten, my mistake" She unclipped the Diadem on her forehead, leaving her Blue and White gemstones exposed and in a much clearer view "You would not of seen my kind before, we were part of the first 100 Gems that emerged on Earth, we are unique and exclusive to Pink Diamonds colony, one of the first new types of gems she formed on the Earth" She prefaced "Beryllium Aluminium Hydroxide Silicate, In traditional terms, Euclase 1H9 Cut-7AI, although that production ID is not acurate anymore," She mentioned the last part quietly "early in colonisation we didn't have the facets fully defined so we went of a interplanetary standard, If we are going off the new system them i'm Facet 5A Cut-7AI" She explained, glancing around the room "Now since we are ahead of schedule i figured we should do a brief scan, just to make sure your all in order" Euclase swiped her hand outwards and from the pouch to her side a series of about 10 Pyramid shaped drones seemed to emerged, tiny, no bigger then a large bouncing ball "On that note though, i am curious, what do you know about our court? about our Role in Homeworld society" If this Pearl had never seen a moonbase before she seemed like she may of been somewhat isolated from Pink Diamonds court, or other courts for that matter. Yellow had military as their role, Blue had culture and primarily technology, White of course was the elite, Eucalse wondered if this Pearl knew what Pink's did.
Pearl smiled back "You can't be bored around them, that is for sure." This gem was in a really good position. Losing purpose was the worst thing Pearl could think of. But this gem always had something to do and hopefully it would remain like this. Gems that are close to their Diamonds usually live for much longer. Pearl sometimes found herself being jealous of Diamond personal Pearls.
She listened carefully. It was her first time hearing about Euclase gem. She didn't really have anything to add "It is a pleasure to meet you Mrs Euclase." Pearl found it interesting that she was covering her gem with some sort of diaden. The base didn't look dangerous. However, Pearl decided not to question it. It would be really rude and unacceptable.
" Of course..." Pearl responded quietly. She spread her arms so those little pyraminds that belonged to Euclase could easily move around her. The gem felt uncomfortable, but she knew how to remain stoic. Pearl often questioned if she was a perfect Pearl. That is because she had a tendency to question many things, even the rules and it was out of line. Was this tendency caused by a defect inside her gem? She had no idea... but from the other side there weren't a lot of trully perfect gems. She was hoping Euclase would ignore her mirror flaws.
Euclase also wanted to ask some questions. Pearl responded without much hesitation "Just like any other gem I was made with some basic knowlege, the rest I learned during my lifespan. Our Diamond is responsible of our health. She tries to find various ways to heal gems and even created some gems that posses the power to heal wounds. Besides that she is responsible of finding a use for gemstones."
"Correct of course, we specialise in what amounts to a healing division, we analyse and study gemstones and gem forms,understanding how damage effects both on both a normal and structural level, among this we try to find methods to repair damaged gemstones, and if that fails we have systems of gem objects or artefacts that a irreversibly damaged gem can be placed in to still have use. Although we are trying to get artefact sealing down to a nearly 0% outcome,"She expanded on what Pearl said, pausing for a moment with a small smile "You dont have to raise your arms up if you dont want to, the drones can easily scan you regardless of pose"
With a small gestures four drones flew up above the pearl, making a blue 'screen' between them that then moved down scanning the Pearl quickly, at the same time another four drones did the same thing vertically, scanning the Pearl sideways aswell. with a open palm gestures 4 more of her drones floated above her hand, making a small diagram of Pearl, methodically and quickly she zoomed in the projection on her hand, focusing on the gem of Pearl, she began using both hands, splitting the form of pearl in half and showing a full 3D hologram of Pearls Gemstone now, although with a blue hue of course. While she was doing this she continued speaking "we were close to a break through, we had a project on earth that was nearing completion,but with the activity on Earth its currently impossible to safely resume that, and the location fell into enemy hands, I had the displeasure of finding out the place was rigged with traps when i made contact with the location" She rubbed her shoulder, seemingly remembering a old wound.
Once she was finished scanning though she did turn to look at Pearl again, the hologram of her gemstone still in her hand as the other drones flew back into her pouch.
"While we are here though, do you have any injuries, minor marks, bruises,cuts, anything sort of compromised on the outer surface of your form?" She asked.
Pink Diamond was the most mercyful person she knew. She had to be, her role in the society only reflected that. If Pearl failed her expectansions... maybe Pink Diamond would find another use of her.
Pearl noded. She wasn't familiar with those kind of drones. She saw some similar robonods in Homeworld and some colonies, but those weren't exactly the same. She returned to her previous position and tried not to move so she wouldn't interrupt the work Euclase and her drones were doing. It didn't take long, but each second felt like an hour. At least Euclase continued to talk, it was a perfect distraction from the scans. Something that would make her think about anything else.
She spoke when drones were done. "I am sure our Diamond will take care of this sooner or later and Earth will be freed from those deviants." From her understanding rebels were made of off color gems. While fusions were certainly a problem, the rest of enemy forces were just defective gems. She was sure her Diamond would find a way to clean this mess. There was always Blue and Yellow Diamond in case she would really have big problems.
Euclase asked Pearl about her condition, it was really nice of her "I don't think so. I did experience some unpleasent situation, but I think all my marks have had healed over time." She didn't live in a luxury like some other Pearls. Being a Pearl of a Zircon meant that it would never be too easy. Zircons were after all responsible of the fate of crimminals. She survived some attacks, even got hurt. But after her latest regeneration everything was fixed. "I think I am fine, it hasn't been long since my last regeneration."
Euclase furrowed her brow,letting out a small 'hmm' "Hardly seems of adequate behaviour to let ones Pearl come to harm" She mused, Pearl also explained that her regeneration was recent and that she was fine, well as fine as someone could be the her current situation at least. Euclase was finding that she was getting a bit too many ownerless Pearls coming through to her, it irritated her that they could be thrown to the wayside so easy. It was wasteful, and frankly rather rude. It was one of the reason Euclase herself had refused a Pearl on multiple occasions, she felt it was not needed and she feared a situation where she may be required to push them away.
"It has not been long since my own either" She replied to Pearls comment about regenerating "I do hope that yours was not derived from a similar or equal pain to my own" She also added cryptically.
She flicked back to the Gemstone, seemingly zooming into to it on a near atomic level, various things seemed to highlight and glow as she quickly searched through and examined the holographic Pearl muttering things under her breath like "Orthorhombic crystal system seem normal" "Calcium is stabilised, potential frictional rock melt" "and yet,tiny stress fissure,all within range though, apart from that though", She zoomed back out of the gemstone, breaking the hologram in her hand and letting the drones hover around her as normal, "Sorry about the silence, everything is normal, your a perfect image of a Pearl.I was curious though, did you change your design or attire at all when you reformed?" She questioned.
Pearl tried to avoid talking about her accident. It didn't seem important for her at this moment. But... it made her think. She got hurt because of her knowledge recorded in her gem. She participated in numerous trials and was the closest gem to her Zircon. Why was she actually thrown away... Her knowledge in wrong hands could be dangerous for her. Why was she replaced? No. She had to stop, she wasn't suppose to question the choices of her superiors. "It was just a small accident during the work. Important thing is that I am still fully operational."
She really didn't know how to respond to Euclase when she mentioned how she was hurt. At first Pearl tried to say something, but she stopped as soon as she opened her mouth. It seemed like Euclase was suspecting something. However, after some time she finnaly decided to spoke out "It is just a bad memory, nothing more. I don't think it should interrupt my work in any way."
It was time for the verdict. Pearl kept starring at Eucalse hoping that she will finnaly spoke. When she responded Pearl felt reliefed, but she tried to don't over show it. She just smiled soflty and noded. She also responded to her question, maybe a little bit less enthusiastic "My form was designed to please my Zircon... and I didn't really get any orders to change it. I remained the same."
Euclase closed her eyes slowly, even she was finding it tricky to respond, well not respond, but to find the right words in this situations. She always towed the fine line here, Pink Court, everything was so much more lenient here, but still. For now she would have to bide her time, maybe she could get more information out of her, if their was one thing she learnt it was that is was notoriously hard to get information out of Pearls about how they really feel, about their emotions, they were so predisposed to only serving another that it made it near impossible to break past the servant facade and see the gem underneath. For now, she would leave it, but she felt their was more to this story, maybe not something that Pearl was hiding, but some greater forces at play here.
"With that in mind then, guard against, your Gemstone is showing a small amount of stress so dont go doing any sort of extravagant shapeshifting for a while" She noted "and-
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Jul 23, 2018 2:37:23 GMT
“She is almost ready to see you” Came a polite voice.
As the other were speaking another Pearl had ventured down the steps quietly, only the smallest sound of her ballerina like shows giving away her presence. Her design was what you would expect of a Pearl, or at least a fancy one. Her shoulders were covered by circular poofy blue shoulder pieces that connected to the upper section of her multi-coloured dress. The top part was a yellow colour with a Pink Diamond slightly below the chest. The diamond itself connected downwards to the rest of the dress, hugged her stomach before flaring out into a plain skirt design. Over this skirt section was a translucent blue skirt that seemed to fold back on itself when it reached the hips. To top this all off her hair was a cream orange colour, shapes almost like a rosebud with how it was styled, and resting on her forehead, above her blue eyes, was a white Pearl gemstone.
“Pink Pearl” Euclase addressed politely, the name Pink pearl was honestly more of a title then a description, in comparison to the Pearls of the other Diamonds she actually had very little Pink on her, but for the sake of clarity, Euclase and many others referred to her as such, “I had heard you had returned to our Diamond’s side”
Pink Pearl let out a small nod “Yes, her assignment for me had lasted longer than planned, but it was finally completed, but enough about that, she will see you shortly, so please follow me” She gave a reassuring smile to the Cream Pearl that was with Euclase as she turned and began walking up the stairs.
Euclase beckoned Cream Pearl to follow as she herself began scaling the stairs to the next floor, the stairs that led into the moonbase, into the Diamond chamber itself.
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Pearl was listening carefully, Euclase mentioned shape shifting. Pearl never really had a reason to even try it. Before Euclase could end someone interrupted them. Pearl recognized the voice, it was... another Pearl, for sure. She turned her head to see her. She was a really good looking model, Cream wondered who did she belong to. They were definitely made for a high ranked gem.
The way Euclase adressed her explained everything. She was a Pink Pearl, Pink Diamond's personal Pearl and the closest gem to Pink Diamond. Cream heard many good things about this gem, but never had a chance to see her in person. She was known of her big variety of colors, they all fit together just nicely.
"Woah..." It was everytging Pearl saind under her pointy nose. She just saw the Pink Pearl and now she was about to see her Diamond. It was indeed a stressful, but at the same time special day. Something Pearl would always remember.
Euclause and this Pearl talked about some sort of assignment. Once again Pink Diamond seemed to really trust her gems. Not everyone would let their Pearl just go, most people preffered to have them close. But it wasn't weird for a gem to do it. Pearl wondered what was this other Pearl's mission. Perhaps Pink Diamond would also sometimes send her on a special mission. But it was probably silly to even think about this. However, the thought of exploring the galaxy like this Pearl couldn't leave her mind.
The Pink Pearl gave her a smile like she was trying to make her feel better. Cream tried to smile back, but perhaps it looked a little bit akward. She than followed the rest, once again few steps away. It was time... thanks to the help of Amethyst, Euclase and Pink Pearl she felt a little bit more confident about her fate.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Jul 25, 2018 2:43:30 GMT
Sitting atop her throne, in all her radiant glory, was her. The Starlight of the Solar System, her luminance, shining, Pink Diamond. Equal stature to her siblings she towered over those under her, only just coming ascant short of her Yellow and Blue siblings in height, barley more then a few centimetres at most. Her Pink Diamond Pupils gazed down at the gems before her, her expression, stern but kind as she examined the gems. Her pearl quickly move back over to her side and with a simple jump ascended onto the armrest of the throne, gently sitting down, with her legs handing over the side. The method, the technique, all implied this was something she did often, and something that Pink clearly allowed or encouraged. Next to her throne though their seemed to be a second Pearl though, one of a more xanthous hue.
As was standard Euclase saluted her Diamond, sparing only a quick glance at the other Pearl.
"At ease,Right on time, as to be expected" She began "I do apologise though im currently to the back end of some buisne-"
"Really Pink" Began a unmistakable voice behind them, in her flat,unimpressed tone "Was This, so important you could not wait a few more moments for us to conclude our discussion" She stepped forward, her giant strides allowing her to easily get to the throne within a few short steps. It seemed that before this point she had been gazing out of the window at the planet below, silent, unnoticed. Now though she rested a single hand ontop of the throne, her own yellow gaze scrutinising the gems below her.
"I like to maintain a tight schedule" Pink Replied, in a irked tone "Something you insisted i do"
"There are exceptions Pink, and this situation was important" She replied "This is about soldier moral, about tactical plans, and about how we are going to stop this insurgence on your planet"
"If you wanted to boost moral" She began, standing up to nearly equal the height of her sister and raising her voice "Then tell your crew to stop cloaking your ship whenever you arrive" Sparks of ember and fire crackled on the edge of her body "Seeing you present here would do legions more for moral then these little meetings you and Blue keep trying to sneak up on me"
"There is a rebellion Pink!" Yellow Snapped back, her own form sparking slightly as she spoke "If Gems knew i was present with warning they could easily conjecture that we were planning a attack, or we would be if you started mobilising our forces proper"
"I'm not going to raze my planet to the ground because you keep trying to blow this little insurgency out of proportion!" She yelled
"Then hurry and a quell it if you have it under control!" Yellow Yelled back "You have our ships, our courts, our resources all at your disposal, and you still refuse to stop it"
"Oh yes, im sure i have control over your gems" She replied sarcastically "I Know that your gems are sneaking Intel back to you, the only reason that you offered to help was so you could get spies on the inside, if i was anything like you i would of shattered them already"
"We offered Help because it reflects badly on all of us if this thing keeps up" Yellow replied, exasperated "You NEED to do something soon Pink,or else White will get involved" Euclase looked terrified at the mention of Her name and for a Moment Pink looked visibly frightened, Yellow's firm disposition had faltered for a second aswell, She turned away from Pink, moving behind the throne and facing the window again,when she spoke next, her voice was in a low tone "and we both know that nothing will end how we want it if that happens" Yellows Pearl moved close to her, and a large yellow bubble engulfed both of them, a small hole opened in the roof and the bubble raised upwards out of the dome, vanishing into the sky, or more so in her cloaked ship.
Pink collapsed back into her throne chair,letting out a sigh and looking back down at the two gems again "This doesn't leave this room" She ordered.
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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