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Carbonado smiled; he was rather quick to try and dismiss the more important subjects of this convo. Ah well, he supposed he would eventually have to answer, whether he was willing or not.
"Funny you should ask." He said, yawning and scratching the back of his head. "You've met some of them before. I'm not sure about the how, or the why for that matter, but they ended up antagonizing a particular gem at the beach. He called himself Industrial Diamond, I think?" He idly remembered the large, arrogant gem. " Anyways, my friends were the tan gem and the fiery gem bent on kicking his butt." he paused. "I guess Red Pearl was cool, too. Gotta try and see if I can meet up with her some time; its best to get to know your future allies."
Indy nodded approvingly at Carbonado's final statement. "That's precisely why you're here... I suppose." The blue gem leaned back, supporting himself with his arms. He studied the black gem for awhile, unsure of what to say. He thought back to the brawl between the two gems on the beach, and grimaced unconsciously as he remembered the distaste he felt at the time. He particularly found the insult spitting to be annoying but that wasn't the point. Shaking away the thoughts he scratched his head, "So uhh, is there anything else you wanna know?" Indy had lost the flow of the conversation quite awhile ago, and he wanted to see more on how Carbonado thought. He tapped on his knees uneasily and hummed to himself as he waited for the black gem to respond.
Carbonado cocked his head to the side. He had nothing too important to ask; the blue gem was determined to stay out of the conflict unless he absolutely had to pick a side, and he didn't seem to think badly of either of the sides. Well, time to get to know his character, then.
"Well then; What do you think about humans?" He started cheerfully, clapping his hands together once. "Do you have any friends here on Earth? other gems you would call allies? And so long as we are at it, what's your stance on gem fusion,"
Relieved for the subject change, again, Indy answered Carbonado's questions almost immediately. "I'm a bit indifferent towards humans, but I do admire them a bit. For such a young species they've certainly come a long way, and they have the advantage of being able to create more humans naturally. I also think that humans have created fascinating techniques to make up for their lack of physical prowess. As for friends, I believe that's a bit too strong of a word, but I do know a few gems that could be potential allies." The blue gem tapped his chin as he pondered the final question, "I believe that fusion is... well.. as you said yourself, a tactic for creating stronger gems. I have yet to find any intimacy in the action."
Carbonado simply shrugged. "You need to make a relationship a littlebit more significant than simply 'allies' before anything becomes intimate, you know?" he shrugged. "The fusions on Earth... they are definitely more stable than those on Homeworld. Did you know? Some of them didn't even know they what they were doing when it happened. Back in homeworld... fusion training was awkward, because it was both required of you to be able to fuse and at the same time, you were judged if you ever needed to do what you trained for. It was literally just pushing to gems together; the end result was an awkward looking gem with an echoing voice and a 77% failure rate. They never lasted too long. Granted, considering one of our higher ups didn't make her distaste for it unknown, the feeling of being judged by our peers was probably enough to destabilize even the most compatible of fusions. Say, did you have any close friendson Homeworld? Did you ever fuse with those?" he asked, cocking his head to the side.
Indicolite quietly listened to Carbonado's comparison of fusions on Earth and on the Homeworld. He nodded slowly to himself as he took in the information and thought it over. His head perked up a bit when the black gem asked him if he had any friends on Homeworld. "As a matter of fact yes, I do have a few friends on the homeworld. I served by them when I was in the military, but unlike them, I decided to leave service so I could leave a more peaceful and calm life on Earth. I'm hoping that I'll be able to meet up with them again someday, after this whole fiasco is over. And err no, I didn't fuse with any of them." The blue gem crossed his arms as he reminisced on older times, pursing his lips as the thought of the good and bad.
Carbonado tapped his chin in though, his half lidded eyes seeming far away. 'Hmm. He will probably end on Homeworld's side, then.' he concluded, yawning lazily and rubbing the back of his neck. How annoying; Homeworld got yet another gem on their side. Ah well, that was just a supposition, and he didn't care enough to preemptively attack someone. He couldn't just assume the blue gem would go Homeworld's side just because he had friends there; might be what Carbonado would do, but that hardly meant it was another gem's way to go.
"I guess I can't be too surprised; fusing was taught to us as a combat utility, our partners were randomly chosen from whoever was in our unit, and to top it off, it was severely looked down upon; I guess with that kind of perspective and context, none of us wouldn't go out of our way to fuse with our own friends." If had any on Homeworld, anyways.
Indy shrugged as the black gem spoke, "Fusion's always been a touchy subject, and it's only recently that it's been less.. taboo I suppose." The blue gem scratched his head and stood up. "But I do find the topic interesting, there's a lot of unanswered questions that I'd love to test out. Such as the limits, how far can you go? Can a fusion fuse with another fusion? Can 3 fusions fuse together?" He paced about as he pondered it. As he moved about the room, Indy kicked a rock casually, and used his telekinesis to bring it back if it strayed too far to the left of to the right. "I do believe, however, the Homeworld Triarchy will be more lenient towards fusion in the coming days, or weeks, or years, due to it being an undoubtedly valuable asset."
"Hmm, maybe. Fusion isn't illegal. Its, as you said, Taboo." he rested his chin on his palm, gazing up as if in thought. "The ones who need to drop the Taboo are the soldiers." he chuckled at the thought. As if that could happen easily.
"Something unlikely to happen en mass. Maybe a few soldiers will see it for what it is, but most of them will take a rather tough beat down before bending their pride enough to choose Fusion." He thought of a particularly powerful and prideful commander he had worked under for a while, who had looked down upon Fusion and anyone who dared use it under her command. The huge gem (which since coming to Earth, Carbonado had been consistently comparing to human's snack, 'Cheetos', since he could never remember her name) had not been particularly loved by those under her, but she had certainly been fearedrespected.
Indy pursed his lips once again as he made another observation, "You're right, it won't happen en mass, but the Homeworld Triarchy will have to accept it and stop looking down upon it if they want a chance against the Crystal Gems. Undoubtedly, fusion is a powerful asset that the Crystal Gems have, thanks to it being a more acceptable act." The blue gem frowned, despite it being necessary, many higher ups that didn't actively participate in battle would definitely be resistant towards change. He looked up at Carbonado at assessed what he had learned so far. He knew that the black gem was loyal only to his friends, and therefore the Crystal Gems. He also knew that Carbonado was headstrong in this philosophy, so if any persuasion would be required, it would have to avoid any connections with his friends, or completely affect his friends. For the time being, Indy was glad that the black gem wasn't as aggressive as some others, as he had Carbonado's strength in battle, and he would definitely be weary of combating him. "Welp, I think that about wraps up this meeting, unless you have any other questions you want to ask me?" The blue gem arched an eyebrow curiously.
The black gem leaned back, pursing his lips in thought. Another question; 'hmm.' A simple one would do. "Do you think there is any way to prevent or end this conflict peacefully? If you don't, why? If you do, how would you go about it?"
The black gem himself was not sure; he didn't think the Diamond in charge of the military, Yellow Diamond, who had overseen all military actions for millenniums upon millenniums, would see any reason to back down from taking over a planet as particularly small as this one; The fact that it had some gems opposing the take over would do little to deter her; Military gems trained fighting other gems, and they would undoubtedly be confident in their ability to take on untrained gems from Earth.
Indy considered the question for a moment, stretching as he did so. "No, this conflict will not end peacefully. I highly doubt that the homeworld gems will view this rebellion lightly despite Earth being a small planet. The issue isn't the rebellion itself, but more so about the idea of the rebellion. I believe that the Homeworld Triarchy will attempt to put down the Crystal Gems to perhaps... set an example." The blue gem furrowed his brow as he stated the theory, he was unsure if he was correct, but he knew that things would play out eventually. "And if I'm wrong about that, then I know for sure that the Homeworld won't be happy about the destruction of the warps, the communications hub, or the kindergarten being deactivated."
The black gem shrugged. All of the things he had mentioned were easily repairable: The warps were as easily fixed as sending a the spherical automatons designated to both install and repair their damage. A similar, larger automaton could be sent to reactivate the Kingergarten installations, and the communication hub truly only required a very small ship with a tractor beam. Basically, the crystal gems hadn't truly done any real damage to the Homeworld's technology on Earth. Which was something he would likely have to rectify at a later point.
'Should probably start by destroying the drill-like machines on Kingergarten...' he had no idea of how Kindergarten was supposed to actually work, but it was safe to assume the drills probably served a rather important part in it, considering their quantity around the area. He would make sure to 'dismantle' them beyond repair. He would likely have to completely destroy the Warp pads beyond repair, too. He would need to perhaps enlist a larger gem's help in order to fully destroy the communication Hub, though.
"Hmm. You are likely right, which is kind of annoying. Not you, just the fact that I will actually have to waste energy fighting other gems." Carbonado liked to fight on his own terms; that is, whenever he pleased, not out of any sort of obligation. His drive for combat had been much higher back in the army... but considering all he had back then was either combat or the menial tasks assigned to him by the Sergeant, he couldn't be blamed.
Indy shrugged as Carbonado complained about having to waste energy fighting gems. "It might seem like a waste of energy to you, but it's a pretty big deal to other gems." The blue rolled his shoulders back and did a little shimmy that went from his head to his toes. He then stretched and a did a few toe touches before turning on his heel. "Well, it was nice talking to you but I think I'll be head out right about now." The blue gem started making his way to the warp pad, taking his time as he made his way across the floor. Indy was thinking over everything that had been discussed and he knew that everything would fall into place on its own. ((Okay, I'm ready to wrap up this thread, so unless you've got more posts I'll mark this thread as finished soon.))
Carbonado shrugged at the blue gem. "I know it matters to other gems; and if they were around, it would 'matter' to me too." He was sympathetic towards his friends worries, but not empathetic, unfortunately. He could not truly understand or care about why they cared so much for the hunk of rock that was Earth when they were capable of living in a million other planets without much trouble. But he cared enough about them to not tell them his feelings about the conflict.
At least, compared to other, empty planets that were close enough to Earth for the gems to travel to without an actual Gem ship, The Earth held many ways to entertain its inhabitants, especially human culture. The black gem slowly stood up, patting his butt and yawning as he did, his arms moving above his head as he stretched, groaning.
"Yeah; it was pleasant speaking with you, Indicolite." he said, waving away at the other gem. As he left, the black gem slowly turned around to face an entrance leading further inside Sea Spire. 'Should I?'Likely not. He decided to go inside anyways. Last time he had been inside, he had obtained something interesting. Who knew, maybe he could get something else.
Melody: friends over mysteries
Sept 8, 2021 8:14:25 GMT
Morion: Friends non the less
Sept 8, 2021 18:41:44 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"'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