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The tan skinned gem nodded his head as Helio told them her name, "N-nice to meet you... im Variscite, m-most just call me Varis." He said taking a hand out to give her a quick wave before stuffing his hand back into his hoodie pocket, he could feel the wind blowing by them, his hoodie being moved softly in the breeze. Varis couldn't shake the feeling that someone was watching them... but who? It was just a feeling anyways.
Varis wanted to ask more questions to this new gem... when gems land on Earth that means they are most likely from Homeworld... and Homeworld gems were almost ALWAYS trouble. "Wait.... Cit saved you? T-that must have been a mess up a rescue..." He said with a smirk as he made a joke towards Citrine, he only meant well of course!
Indicolite pursed his lips as Heliotrope introduced herself. The blue gem arched an eyebrow as she explained that she had only recently crashed onto Earth. Indy waited until Variscite finished introducing before speaking his own part. "I'm Indicolite, or Indy for short. I suppose that because we're talking you made it in one piece?" Indicolite took another careful examination at Heliotrope, finding no major injuries which supported his theory. "I can also assume you're from off-world? Homeworld perhaps?" Indy smiled slightly and arched his eyebrow again, hoping to pry more information from the newcomer. After the disconnect from homeworld, Indy had been desperate for more information regarding the gem planet. If this red gem was from homeworld, she'd definitely have some news to bring.
When Variscite teased that Heliotropes rescue must have been messed up somehow, Citrine shot a sarcastic Ha ha.his way. She had clearly done a good job, and she knew he was only teasing. But still, while everyone was paying attention to Varis, she stuck her tongue out at him before talking again. I'll have you know, today was supposed to be a day where I could just take a moment to enjoy the peace and quiet. And, to be perfectly honest, she is giving me far too much credit. I had assumed she was part of an invasion force at first. She said simply, not wanting to go into detail about how she had threatened Heliotrope with her cutlass. She had wanted to be careful, and she had. As she finished talking, she polished off the last of her first bowl of gelato, starting on the second as she listened to everyone else talk. Jeez..they sure were asking a lot of questions. She had been welcomed into the Crystal Gems with open arms, and only a test of power.
She wasn't sure why they were asking so many questions, outside of maybe being curious. But, regardless. She had saved Heliotrope, and very likely found them a new member. It was a good day's work, in her opinion.
"I was actually on a ship heading to Homeworld before I was able to escape. I'm originally from Xeras Prime, a gem-controlled planet. I was a slave to the gems in charge, forced to live like a tool for them use and throw aside if I became useless... Or trade me for something they wanted... I was put on a ship going to Homeworld in exchange for something... I don't know what but it was worth more than me... It was worth more than 50 of us... There were so many of us on the ship..."
Damn I'm good. Helitrope thought to herself, having to feign tears to stop herself from smiling at her own convincing performance.
" They were sending us to Homeworld but no one knew why and no one would tell us. But then an asteroid or something hit the ship, the whole place was in a panic as system failures echoed through the thing. Many of the prison cells' destabilizer fields went down and those of us who could ran. But there was no where to go, we were still trapped on the ship. But luckily for me, a kind gem, a fellow prisoner, helped me into an escape pod and launched me away. I watched in horror as the ship exploded not long after my escape..."
She turned into Citrine and began to sob against her.
Varis cracked a smile and a light chuckle as Citrine respond to his little taunt, "Oh I k-know.... just gotta have alittle fun." He commented before Helio started to talk... wow she had quite the story to tell, it sounds like she had a hell of a trip on her way here... wonder if any other gems made it here that way? Oh crap shes crying... maybe the questions weren't the best idea...
A real concerned look came across his face as she continued to talk, "T-that.... sucks im sorry." He said rubbing the back of his head, "Good thing Cit found you then before any of the H-homeworld gems got to you... that could have been even worse." He mumbled towards the end but he was truly glad she had made it to the planet safely... part of him couldn't help but think it was some kind of trick but... thats just paranoia acting up.
Indy's curious smiled slipped off of his face as the red gem explained that she was actually headed towards Homeworld, rather than away from it. "Oh... I see..." The blue gem rubbed his chin thoughtfully, silently cursing his bad luck. His focus returned to attention as Heliotrope further explained her story, his eyebrows scrunching together in concern. Indicolite frowned even further when Heliotrope began crying, feeling pity for the stranded gem. He, however, couldn't feel any real empathy as he wasn't able to relate to the situation. "Ah.. A real tragedy it must've been..." he remarked, hoping that his consolation was enough. Indicolite threw a curious glance towards Variscite as the tan gem criticized Homeworld. "Homeworld isn't that bad.. at least in my view." The blue gem was able to conclude that Variscite was a solid Crystal Gem supporter, and Indy filed that information away for future reference.
Though she had heard what Indicolite's view on the homeworld was, which heavily contradicted her own, Citrine was too busy comforting the distraught Heliotrope to actually argue semantics with him. It would be the first and last time anyone would ever see her drop perfectly good Gelato into the sand. She rubbed her back comfortingly. She knew not that the situation Heliotrope was describing was a lie. But, it was a lie that tempered her hatred of the homeworld. She looked to the others and mouthed the words "I've got this". She leaned against one of the stone walls surrounding the door, pulling Heliotrope closer, comforting her as best she could. She spoke nothing, but kept her close. She had seen plenty of humans do such a thing, and it actually seemed to work. She had no reason to doubt that it would be any different in this situation. She was going to try her best to calm Heliotrope down.
She had to admit, this woman was becoming highly interesting to her. She knew that they needed as many members as possible, and was willing to welcome Heliotrope into their little organization if the others were okay with such a thing. Even if they weren't, Citrine had no problem allowing her to stay in her room, to keep her safe from the homeworld. She didn't care if she had the approval or not. To her, Heliotrope was someone who needed to be protected. Nothing anyone said would be able to change that.
Heliotrope continued to cry softly against Citrine. She was actually surprised by how gently Citrine held her back. She smelled sweet from the gelato that she had eaten and her skin felt warm against Heliotrope's body. Slowly, Heliotrope eased her cries and hiccuped tenderly. She leaned her head back slightly so she could look into Citrine's eyes.
"I... I feel dizzy... Is there somewhere I can lie down?" Heliotrope breathed, shuttering lightly in Citrine's arms. Now that she had established herself with the other Crystal Gems, Heliotrope wanted to solidify her connection with Citrine. The more she could get this gem to trust and long for her, the easier it would be to implant herself into the enemy ranks. She would be able to find out their strategies and weaknesses.
Hired Spy of the Homeworld Triarchy --------------------------------------------- Alternate Profiles: Ivory
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Dec 21, 2015 21:13:35 GMT
Fuscite had been standing on side of the cliff for maybe three hours now, his armor's camouflage completely masking him from his height. He had been watching the small gathering of Gems and was intrigued when the orange one entered the building. Looking up, he thought this was a nice statue. Then again, he was beneath one of the arms so he couldn't really judge it. Fuscite hoped the arm didn't fall off. That wouldn't be very good. Bringing his attention back to the other Gems below, Fuscite walked towards the lowermost arm to get a better look at them. He was getting tired of the 12x magnification. Shaking his head, Fuscite perched himself upon the giant stone hand of the statue. Suddenly, his vision became filled with static. The helmet's visor was malfunctioning again. Grudgingly, Fusite took it off and began fixing the helmet. As he worked, Fuscite was attacked by a seagull. He smacked the bird with his helmet, but lost his grip on it while doing so. In vain, Fuscite tried to grab it before it plummeted to the sand below, landing and scattering sand everywhere. He just stood there for several moments before smacking himself in the head. Fuscite backed up, away from the edge and sat down. Three Holo-Fuscites appeared and jumped off the hand to retrieve the fallen helmet.
Varis watched as Helio and Citrine seemed to be having a moment, "Er... um..." He mumbles before giving Cit a quick nod as he saw her mouth a few words to them, while he had no idea what she said he figured she could handle the other sad gem. Citrine was very nice so he knew she could most likely be a nice shoulder to cry on. He turned his head to look at Indy and shrug, "S-so... that happened..."
Looked like things were starting to slow down until the sound of something crashing into the sand made him look around, taking a few steps over to the beach to see what made that sound. Not seeing Fuscite at all but the moment his neon eyes stopped on that helmet he saw a few holograms coming into view, why did he feel like he had seen them before?
A quick flash back brought Varis onto the beach... it was almost his first day here in Beach City. He had been resting on the beach when a whip came crashing down almost crushing him, thats where he had seen those holograms before. He turned back to Indy with a worried look on his face, "I t-think we have some c-company." He said to Indy as he pulled his hood down, he would need to be able to see better in case a fight might be about to break out. Varis remembers how the holograms fought, he had been training and fighting quite a bit since he had last seen them... he felt more prepared this time around.
Indy wasn't too good when it came to empathy, so he decided that he wouldn't say anything further to Heliotrope. He also knew that talking about Homeworld was a touchy subject, with the rebellion and all, so he decided he would avoid that topic as well. At this point, the blue gem was running out of things to say and he figured he would just keep quiet. Indicolite almost jumped out of his light-based skin when Variscite suddenly snapped around to look at something. This, of course, prompted Indy to turn around as well, and he noticed 3 hologram-like gems jumping down. They seemed to be retrieving something, but it was hard to tell due to the distance. Indy flexed his fingers warily as he felt a tension build in the air.
Indy's suspicious feelings were confirmed when Variscite seemed to recognize the holograms. The blue gem was reluctant to start a fight, so he attempted to relax his poise and simply watched as Varis pulled his hood over his head. Now that's edgy... Indicolite returned his attention back to the holograms and studied them. He assumed that the original was probably somewhere near, and he searched left and right. The blue gem's eyes scanned up the statue, and there he saw a silhouette. Indicolite squinted as he sized up the situation and decided holding back would be the best decision right now. He didn't want to create new enemies, nor give away any affiliations, so he simply watched.
When Heliotrope looked back up to her, asking if there was anywhere she could lay down, Citrine nodded, a soft smile on her face. Yeah, come on. You can lay down in my room. She said, pushing off from the wall and wrapping her gemless arm around Heliotrope's shoulders to keep her steady, walking up to the door and tugging down the choker that covered the gem in the hollow of her throat. With this motion, both of her gems started to glow, the door seeming to fractalize before dissipating away, revealing an old temple looking area, bathed in the light of a sunset. Come on Helio, I'll set you up in one of the guest beds in here.
She said with a soft smile as she led her into the room. She was being very hospitable, and even more of a protective force than she was normally. She didn't know it, and wouldn't realize it until it was far too late, but she had fallen into Heliotrope's trap. She was being mercilessly used, and she couldn't even see it. Sadly, she was very naive in that way. It was one of her several flaws. It would be her downfall. But, for now, she was just enjoying the chance to be hospitable and helpful.
Heliotrope had to squint at first as she entered Citrine's temple room, being so bright and warm. This already began to give her a headache. She was far more use to the cold darkness of space, spending most of her life traveling from system to system to do jobs she had been hired for, only staying on planets to accomplish her missions. This room was just an eye sore to her, even the temple looking appearance of it all seemed so archaic and unnecessary. She enjoyed large technological cities or even just the confines of a space ship. This almost made her feel like she was in a holy place, the whole idea made her feel sick, but she wasn't sure if it was just because it was different than she knew or if it was from guilt to take advantage of such simplistic purity. But luckily, the feeling helped her act weak and dizzy as she needed to be.
"Wh-where can I rest....?"
Hired Spy of the Homeworld Triarchy --------------------------------------------- Alternate Profiles: Ivory
Post by The God-Emperor of Gemkind on Dec 23, 2015 0:54:57 GMT
The three Holo-Fuscites surrounded the helmet, one of them hurling it up into the air while the other two stood guard. Up on the statue, Fuscite caught the sandy helmet and wiped it off with his cape. Sighing, he went back to work on fixing whatever it was that had broken. Back on the ground, the three Holo-Fuscites dissipated once the helmet had reached it's destination. After several minutes of tinkering, Fuscite finally put his helmet back on. Standing up, Fuscite walked over to the edge of the giant stone hand, looking down at the two gems below. Two? Huh. Where did the other two go? Probably inside the,uh, thing. Building? No,no,no...This place looked more like a temple. At least from what he could see, which was the giant monument and the doorway. Well then, Fuscite thought as he reeled his attention in. I'm pretty sure they've seen me. Yeah, they have. Fuscite leaped off of the hand, plummeting to the ground below. Using the thrusters on his suit, Fuscite slowed his descent and landed not far from the two other Gems. His cape billowed out from behind him, and the yellow diamond on his chest shined brilliantly in the sunlight.
Meta's tall, rather angular from emerges from the Temple's inner sanctum, eyebrows raised at the activity. The spiky-haired green Gem surveyed the scene for a moment. Only one Gem about currently, but she'd heard other voices, and felt other presences from her place in the Temple's heart.
Autunite Gems were very good at detecting energy, among other things.
For a moment, natural short-temperedness and exhaustion prompted Meta's militaristic side to rear its head, and she snapped her arm out and pointed with one index finger at the unfamiliar Gem before she could really catch herself. She bit her tongue and continued much more softly.
"You are in the temple of the Crystal Gems. In the absense of Rose Quartz, I serve as overseer of this temple. Who are you?"
Melody: as usual, just waiting for posts
Feb 23, 2020 11:08:33 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" 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