A Conversation of Confiding (Closed) Jan 8, 2022 8:28:49 GMT
Post by Euclase on Jan 8, 2022 8:28:49 GMT
Melody’s summations were a somewhat simplified but they did a good job of establishing the situations somewhat more concisely then Euclases rambling. Her points were valid though, surely footprints, metaphorical or physical would be left with gems vanishing, someone somewhere must have heard something, and yet.
“You would unfortunately be surprised, or terrified, provided you give the right incentive, how easy it is to keep gems quiet. We are a society of structure afterall,” She cocked her head slightly as she glanced at the diamond logo on the floor “gems generally do not question their superiors and they certainly don’t question their superior’s superiors. Especially if as far as they know, nothing is out of the ordinary. Afterall once a gem leaves the kindergarden, it’s not really the Peridot’s concern anymore.”
“While its true gems tend to…stay in their lane. It’s not like they don’t gossip at all” Calcite stated lightly. I mean look at the Moonbase, rumors spread through that place like wild fire if a quartz gets word of it.
“But yes I do intend to-.” Beryl spoke up more fully, as Euclase quieted herself to let them speak. Attention undivided and her head now turning to face the gem. Euclase noted of course their emphasis on how ‘hypothetical’ this whole situation was, unsure whether this was just security to cover themselves, or perhaps because they had ulterior motives. She hoped it was simply the former, even if she had contingencies for the later. Regardless Beryl seemed to be under the impression that this conversation was some precursor to some great twist or reveal, which was simply not the case.
“You misunderstand Beryl what we do now? Is nothing, keep looking into our phantom code of course and we will see what other information Csarite Geo-netic code reveals, I am not divulging this information you under some expectation that I have some current grand plan” she did a small flourish with her hand on the words grand plan “to sweep down to earth in some secret mission to uncover the metaphorical smoking blaster of corruption.” Euclase was hardly that reckless, although to be honest Beryl underestimated her if they truly believed she could not amply cover their tracks. She continued speaking, adding on.
“And even if I did, I mean no offense” She looked around everyone in this room, A Pearl, a Doctor and a Scientist “but none of you are exactly, combat ready, so to speak, to encounter whatever is down on the planet.” Unintentional or not she tightened her hand into a fist.
“This is more so just a contingency, ill prod and probe, see what my informants know,” Shrugging she continued “most ideally we find ground zero and learn the full context of its creations, the who, what, where and when, which will allows us to be leaps and bounds more pragmatic with corruption then what we are now. At least with you in the loop we I know that if we uncover anything…sinister that it won’t simply go away if I’m…discouraged.” She elaborated.
Of course there was a tingle of irony in Beryl of all people citing that there are things they should better leave alone, Euclase could not help sparing the smallest glance up as their forhead as they spoke of this. While Euclase could somewhat agree with the notion there are rocks best left unturned. She disagreed this was one of them.
“My quartz’s are on the ground as we speak,” her finger now pointing and pushed down on the control panel in an empty spot hunched over as she looked at the other and said that “thousands if not more gems are working on planet right now, my si-.” Catching herself quickly. “All at risk because of this infection. As a manager on the Medical Centre and temporary manager of the Moonbase I have a duty to factor in and protect the gems within my Diamonds court from danger. If there is a chance that there is something more insidious going on here, that units from within our court have been conspiring against her, or that this may yield prudent information in regards to a plague that is interfering with the wellbeing of Gems and my Diamonds expansion efforts. Then I see no reason not to investigate deeper.” She concluded.
“I’m with Beryl here, Secret Facilities, connections to the infection and purged files. Should you not at least breach this topic to Her Radiance.” Calcite spoke, they had work with each other for hundreds of years, and Calcite had nothing but respect for Euclase, but she was concerned that this was just another Csarite Interview situation. Caution to the wind, trying just to get her hands metaphorically dirty and DO something for the cause. At the very least she said she is not planning to run down to the planet herself in some crazy mission with no real plan. If she did Calcite would drag her to a holding cell herself and throw her inside until she started thinking straight again. Still, what was on earth was going on.
Euclase spoke once more in in regards to breaching the topic with Her Diamond “A valid point of course,” She agreed “however I have not seen my Diamond in easily over a month now, let alone been able to get an approval to convene with her, she has become significantly more reclusive recently and has been frequently off world, I suspect further sightings of that Rebel Quartz on Homeworld has drawn her focus back there, and it seems she has taken her only other connection point, her Pearl, with her.” Euclase explained. Even if she wanted to speak with her Diamond she simply could not in a timely manner, Long range communication was still patchy with the communication hub still down. And Diamond forbid she ever dare touch the direct Diamond communication line. There was also another reason, the concern, however small that this whole situations was being orchestrated by someone above even Pink Diamond, but considering the company. She spared another glance at Beryl, and their former Diamond Allegiance, she neglected to mention this.