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Nephrite looked down at this gem who'd just so recently fallen. "Hello there." She reached a hand to her in an effort to help her up. "What're you doing up there, anyway? I don't know much about these drills, but even I can tell they look dangerous to just be standing on, especially if you just knocked one over." She flashed her a quick smile, despite having some reservations about what she was doing. She knew this was a kindergarten, and that it wasn't working. Was this gem trying to make sure it stayed broken? That seemed like treason at best. She could be trying to fix it, but knocking over drills seemed counter-intuitive. She had no idea why, but she was determined to find out.
Agate looks up from his arms, it didn't sound like there was fighting outside."Hello there" Was there someone else out there? Maybe he was wrong about there being one of those monsters, gems seem to look fairly similar. He gets up and starts walking towards the doorway and Nephrite, "Is someone else out here?" he turns to see the fallen blue gem.
He rushes over to her and make sure she isn't hurt, "Are you OK?" he bends down and offers a hand to help her up, "What are you doing around those things? It's kind of dangerous around here... and the noise might draw those... things..." he takes a look around the surrounding hills, as if searching for some kind of threat.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Nov 5, 2015 11:04:02 GMT
((Do as you wish them, you might need to specify its deeper in the kindergarten and is housed on a older less used warp))
Although it couldn't be seen through her thick shades the gem frowned. She casually slapped the hand away that offered to help her up and got up efficiently of her own accord. She turned her head to the other two gems and she spoke once again "Many things are dangerous to unqualified individuals." She stated flatly "Regardless i'm durable"
"What are you doing around those things? It's kind of dangerous around here... and the noise might draw those... things..."
She let out almost what sounded like a snort as she adjusted her shades. Casually she flicked her pointer finger with her thumb, revealing a small lighter like flame that ignited and burned underneath. She let it linger before closing her finger again, a few moments later she did the same thing again. It seemed like it was some sort of idle habit for her. She did this for about 5 seconds before she began to walk off, she stopped a few steps away and turning her head and commenting once more.
"I thought gems were meant to be a combat race?" She said almost mockingly "Dispatching of my 'side-effects' should be second nature for you Terran gems"
Agate stood there in silence, rubbing his hand where she slapped him (albeit not very hard.) This... gem(?) was odd. Or at least she seemed different than the other gems he met. But maybe that was just him, maybe gems were different like this. "Good to hear that you're..." she started walking away, "... safe..."
He wasn't sure why but he started chasing after her, "Hey, wait up! You didn't even introduce yourself. I'm Agate, mind if we just talk? I'm kind of new to... well... gems. Actually you're like..." he counts on his fingers briefly, "third gem I've met. What do you mean on being a 'combat race'?" he was having trouble keeping up, he was more used to a light walk and was much shorter than the gem.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Dec 1, 2015 6:57:03 GMT
"third gem I've met. What do you mean on being a 'combat race'?"
"That's cute" She muttered as she continued walking,with the area now inhabited by gems she would have to redo the work at a later date "You think im a gem" She let out a chuckle "you must of felt it when I hit you,solid metallic form,unlike you light constructs" She elaborated as she began picking up her pace and heading towards the warps "You gems are all the same,created for offensive purposes,weak light based body,summoning of weapons,aggressive or combat based abilities. Like the others you were popped out of the ground to be made a soldier" She dismissed "Unlike my race who is far more useful and serve a functions past fighting." She paused looking down at the gem "Things are going to start happening soon, i recommend you lay low if you don't want to be turned into a pile of dust." By now she was standing on the warps,waiting for them to activate.
Perhaps she would go check the Sea Spire and see if she could find any useful tech, she had neglected that ocean area for far too long. With that she could at least be productive while she waited for the Kindergarten to clear out,who knows,she may even find a clue about the locations of the Facet control rooms.
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"Well ya, you're more like one of those big things you knocked over. I figured you're just... 'different'." a lot of what she was saying just served to confuse him further, soldiers? Light constructs? 'Things' happening? He kept following, having difficulty just trying to just keep up with her, she was headed straight for the pad. "Hey, where are you going? You're not making any sense to me!" something about this... person...? He wasn't sure exactly what to call her, if she isn't a gem what is she?
He continued with her all the way to the pad, he took a quick look behind him. He had no idea where she was going, it could be somewhere dangerous or he might never be able to come back. But this person might actually have answers... "Wait for me!" he jumped onto the pad as she warped, throwing caution to the wind. Besides, what did he have to fear?
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Dec 23, 2015 12:34:56 GMT
Perfect,the impressionable gem was following her. Considering her last bout of worked had been a bust she was not in any mood for the shenanigans of the young gem and hardly cared for his questions. She did not need to be followed again, that much she knew, and he may be at risk if he followed her to the location she was heading too anyway. He was inexperienced and rash,jumping into the warps proved that, so she decided the best course of action would be to simply remove him.
Her small pointer finger flicked open and pointed at the gem. The fine invisible vapours leaked out into the near oxygen free environment. The metal figured out that there would just be enough residue oxygen to make sure this worked.
"Nothing personal" She said "I just have work to do,i'm sure you'll float to another stream in a few hours at most" The small sparked arced out of her finger creating a small explosion like a cap gun right near the gem. The explosion would hardly injure the young gem, but in the frictionless and no gravity environment it would create enough force to send him careening out of the stream. Into the space like void between the warps. Since gems didn't need to breath the oxygen-less environment would have little effect on him, the floating through space with no form of propulsion would be the bigger issue.
As she reached towards him he was confused, "What do you me-EEEAAN!" Suddenly he was out the warp, a place he had never been. First thing he noticed was that it was cold. Colder than anything he had felt before. Secondly, he noticed it was hard to breathe. As well when he tried to stop himself he sort of just... couldn't. Agate knew what zero gravity was but had no clue what it would feel like. It was scary to say the least.
Panic very quickly set in, he had no clue at this point gems didn't need to breathe, and being unable to control his movement was unnerving by itself. He yelled into what seemed like a void, "Somebody! Help! I can't move, I can't breathe! I can't..." Then the panic slowly subsided as he noticed he was still talking. He held his breath and counted. One minute. Two minutes. After he counted to three minutes he exhaled. Alright, he didn't have to breathe.
He stopped to look around him. It was actually quite beautiful. Pillars of light glowed all around, far off above and below him. Were these all gems traveling? They appeared and disappeared seemingly at random. He looked around him, there was a beam just behind him, and he was headed straight for it! Almost there... he reached for the light but he was still a few feet away when it faded away. Looked like he had to be patient. But, maybe someone could hear him? Perhaps someone traveling. Or perhaps even adrift like him.
He spoke up again, calm but yelling, "Hello? Is anyone there? I'm... I'm lost. Can anyone hear me? Can anyone help me?" He waited and let himself drift, nothing to do but wait.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Dec 26, 2015 13:39:58 GMT
"The story should never end before it has a chance to truly begin" The voice seemed to echo around the space,seemingly being everywhere and at the same time nowhere. A small platform seemed to materialise drawing out of the shadows that Agate himself seemed to cast and formed neatly into a square. Raising up gently it place itself under his feet, small bands of shadow attaching to his feet and keeping him,for lack of a better term, grounded on the platform. If he truly wished he could easily break free but considering his cries for help that action seemed doubtful. The Platform expanded in size, growing neatly to around 7 feet in length and width. If Agate tried to walk on the space he would notice how the bands of shadow broke and reattached as he stepped, allowing him to walk like normal even in the zero gravity environment.
A few feet in front of him a rectangle seemed to rise out of the platform looking almost like a doorway,or mirror. Pitch black and featureless like the platform itself it was impossible to see inside due to its solid nature. After lingering for a second though the door seemed to ripple slightly. A grey near featureless figure walking out of it slowly. His arms held neatly behind his back and his chin lifted up high. His body almost looked akin to a mannequin having no clothing or details on him whatsoever, the figure though was a full head length taller than Agate. The character seemed to only have two striking features, his light red eyes which gazed calmly at the shorter gem, and a smooth black circular gemstone with a white cross on the centre that looked akin to a distant star.
"I must admit I seldom get visitors, Blue Agate" He noted in his polite and calm voice.
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Agate was getting worried now, what if he never stopped drifting? What if he missed all the warps and was doomed to drift in space forever. What if... a platform grew from the shadows. It stretched to him and planted itself under his feet. Never before did he think a firm floor underneath him could feel so comforting. It freaked him out a bit that the shadowy tendrils grabbed at him, but they weren't exactly strong. Yet.
He paused to inspect the floor then took a experimental step forward. Then another and another. Alright, he could move normally. He stopped again, the platform didn't seem to go anywhere like he hoped, no exit or warp stream. It didn't take too long for the doorway to appear, or at least some sort of tall shadow panel. He took a few steps towards the panel, hoping it was an exit. Then it changed. It shifted and out from it some... one? thing? He wasn't sure till he spotted its gem. Whoever it was they seemed off, he lacked color except for his gem and eyes. The closet he had come to feeling some sort of... fear towards anything but the monsters back home.
And then it spoke. More importantly it spoke his name. He was stunned for a minute, and more than a little unnerved. Eventually he cleared his throat and spoke up, "Uh... Uhm hello...? Do I know you... s-sir." He wasn't really sure how to address them, they seemed polite enough at least. "I..." He cleared his throat and spoke up, "Not to be rude but I don't know where I am, or who you are. I'm Agate... as you... uh... know..." He stuck his hand out awkwardly, this all seemed surreal. "Nice to meet you." As eager as he was to exit he didn't want to be rude, especially if he didn't get many visitors. "Can I help you?" He gave a smile, although he was uneasy it was genuine.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Dec 28, 2015 11:38:18 GMT
"Uh... Uhm hello...? Do I know you... s-sir."
"I doubt it, my relationship with others seem to be very one sided" He noted cordially between Agate's first and second sentence.
"Not to be rude but I don't know where I am,"
A tiny smile formed on his face "Your are in the darkness between the cracks,where the sun lies over the horizon, the journey between the destination, the shore on the river of reality, You are everywhere yet also no where, you are in the place where all things are found,and lost.To put it simply you are in the seam of reality. In between the warps"
"or who you are. I'm Agate... as you... uh... know..."
"Myself? I am the movement you see in the corner of your eye, i am the sensation that you are being watched, i am the bump in the night, the voice you hear on the howling wind.I view all, yet seldom i am viewed.Do not be concerned though, i am but a watcher,viewing the course of the world and stepping in only if necessary.A guardian if you will."
His hand seemed gentle as it made contact with Agate,like the cool relief of shade on a heated summer day. The doorway behind the strange gem slowly slid back into the ground. His legs began to bend as a shadowy construct looking similar to a throne formed behind him. He sat down quietly in it, polity placing his hands together and chuckling at Agate last question.
"Forgive me for my assumption young Azure Chalcedony, but i assumed you were the one in need of aid, both physically and cognitively"
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Agate calmed down, for the moment the gem seemed rather neutral if nothing else. He spoke very cryptically, like a poem almost. His way of speaking tripped him up, he felt he had to analyze every word for clues. From what he could gather he was in some sort of calm place between warp streams. Now that he had a moment to think he realized this place was rather nice. Aside from the cold, it was quiet and tranquil. This place almost seemed frozen in time, nothing but warp streams showing signs of it's passage.
He spoke up as the gem sat down, "Well... I suppose if you're some sort of guardian you must be good. Especially if you helped a stranger like me, I guess I was pretty hopeless there. But what do you mean 'cognitively' like, teaching me something?" He was confused about a lot of things, but he never figured to learn about that stuff in a place like this. Agate saw he had nowhere to sit so he just sat cross legged on the floor, defenses down as always. He was starting to like this gem.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Jan 1, 2016 10:26:24 GMT
"Well... I suppose if you're some sort of guardian you must be good. Especially if you helped a stranger like me, I guess I was pretty hopeless there. But what do you mean 'cognitively' like, teaching me something?"
With a gentle swish of his hand a seat formed under where the sitting Agate was and rose him up to the level of the mysterious gem "I hardly find it fair that there was a chance your journey would end so abruptly. Normally i roll with the cards the hand of fate of dealt" He explained "But occasionally when i feel a deck has been forced i will perform a slight of hand, and that is what happen here.I suppose a guardian is what i may be called" He paused and added under his breath "It was better than my old label of 'monster'" He continued and elaborated more on Agate question about his cryptic wording "You must have questions,about the world,about yourself" He raised a eyebrow "About me?"
"I am offering you a opportunity here. The greatest knowledge is often given to those who simply ask" He awaited for a response.
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Agate stopped to think, he finally would be able to get answers. But where to start... "Alright... First off what are gems? How many of us are there? Where are we from? What, or who was that person who pushed me into the warp?" He paused to think again, "And... I saw a... a 'monster'. A big hulking creature that looked like it could smash boulders if it tried. Do you know what that could have been?" It didn't occur to him he was practically rambling.
He was debating wether or not to ask but eventually his curiosity got to him, "And who and what are you? I assume another gem, but... as little as I know you seem... different." He added after a couple seconds, "And why would people call you a monster? Not to be rude..." He'd hate to offend the person who saved him from drifting alone.
Post by Order Of The Diamonds on Jan 4, 2016 13:01:57 GMT
The gem waited patiently for Agate to list of all he questions. It did appear the gem was rather inexperienced and that reflected in his questions.
"I will try my best to answer but i cant guarantee i can give all the full answers, after all some aspects of those questions you must discover yourself," He explained before continuing onwards "Evidently we are gems, that much is given. explaining exactly what we are is tricky. what you are is entirely up to you. Your choices and journey will reflect and change what you are. In simpler terms though we are" He paused again trying to find the word "forms of rocks that are infused with lifeforce,allowing us to become sapient and 'living'. We need nothing to live except" A duplicate of him appeared behind the Agate and touched the stone on his back "That Agate on your back, in the same way i require this Corundum on my head. Our Gemstone is our very existence and the body around it is simply a illusion, what abilities that truly allows is something you must discover yourself. My own powers, which i will get too, may be very different from yours." He let out a gentle smile.
"What you were meant to be and what you can chose to be are very different, you are a form of Chalcedony,which by extensions is a gem interwoven with Quartz.Your formation and type is know as Agate, and your specific version of that is Blue Lace Agate. Due to your affinity and bond to quartz you were meant to be a soldier of some kind, you though have been born on a planet isolated from our Homeworld, as such you are gifted with the key to unlock the shackles imposed upon you." The gem left it on that cryptic note switching subjects somewhat.
"I myself do not exactly understand how we first came to be as a race i had little influence in my other life and i suspect the history of our creation was already lost to time even when i was, for lack of a better term,'born'" He stopped again standing back up and wandering on his the small platform "As for our numbers? I can not be certain,we inhabited an entire planet and then some and on Earth alone there are thousands if not billions of us in one form or another. So the best answer i can simply giver there is... Alot."
He chuckled as he though of the next question "answering your next question is impossible in its current form, as 'we' come from two very different places. You are as much a creature of this planet as anything that evolved on this here. Myself? well i will get to that later. Now that 'person' who had the 'audacity' to force you out of the warp was something rather similar to us" He took a small breath, although this was purely cosmetic due to the lack of air in this realm "My knowledge of things that occur off this planet is limited due to the planet's cutoff from Homeworld but they seem to be somewhat related to us, a sister species if you will. Instead of a Gemstone they feature some form of metallic fragment, with a body made of a strange alloy instead of hardlight like us.I have not been able to gather much information though, 'one' of them seems to have astute omnipotence equal to my own. She has struck down my shadows whenever i have attempted to get close.So their goals is one of the few things on this planet i do not know."
He paused again,this time looking off into the distance. It seemed like the mention of those monsters drummed up some painful memories for him. He regained his composure rather quickly and continued. "The corrupted" He rubbed his hands awkwardly "their numbers are growing exponentially. They are gems just like us, but 'something' happens to them. I've never been quite sure what, but the effects are rather catastrophic. It doesn't start out like that, like a speaker and a microphone it begins small" He let out a dark chuckle "Some delude themselves into thinking they can control it, but it is a fuse that can not be extinguished.What you have seen was what happened in the end. The gems loses control and warp into those primal forms, barley a strand of sapience left in them.A rare few can change back, most...Are not so lucky. Most gem call them 'corrupted', i feel asif the label is appropriate, yet some still delude themselves into thinking they can stop it" He closed his eyes "but i made a promise to let them try, so try they shall"
A Solemn look came across his face and Agate asked the last questions "In one life i was known as Orange Sapphire, now though..." He seemed to trail off for a moment.
((This is becoming a little wall of texty,i figured i would stop the post here,let Agate react to the specific answers, and then continue on with this guys back story and where his label of 'monster' came from in the next post)
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Jun 29, 2020 17:20:05 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