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GC13, Ken, and Dakota assemble once more to discuss Rising Tides, Crashing Skies. Despite the relatively low-key nature of the episode, the lore discussion gets kind of heavy.
Is Mayor Dewey involved in some conspiracy to cover up the activities of the Crystal Gems? Or is he just a very nervous politician keen to change the subject whenever the walking disasters only he recognizes as such are brought up?
How does the temple door work? Has Amethyst become better at fighting since her introspection in Reformed?
Oh, and we know a lot of you caught it yourselves, but since it was brought up in the podcast, isn’t this guy just adorbable?
What Pearl meant when she said about knighthood, was that Steven and Connie would be able to relate to knighthood more easily than whatever gems would call it. She probably didn’t call it knighthood until the knights actually came around.
Regarding actual history, which may differ from history in SU, maize was being cultivated around 6,000 years ago, and there was an ancient civilization in the Indus River valley at about the time Sumer and ancient Egypt were on the rise. That civilization (the Harappan civilization, if you care to look stuff up) had city planning going for them, among other things. Fell apart due to changing climate eventually, though – those who survived the ensuing turmoil migrated to the Ganges.
Thank you Wes! I’ll be the first to admit I’m not as up-to-snuff on my history as I should be. I don’t know that this clarifies anything about the timeline for me in an absolute sense, but it certainly shows us that the Gems have probably been on earth longer than just 6,000 years.
Also, I’d like to note that it’s still possible Pearl was referring to Native Americans when she mentions hunter-gatherer societies. Even though maize was being cultivated around 6,000 years ago doesn’t mean that all Indian Nations did that.
I would like the strawberry battlefield to be in Europe. I think that would be epic.
Just to correct you guys on one thing: Amethyst didn’t use her whip to cut the crab arm. She used her hair. You know, her LONG FLOWING GREG-INSPIRED MANE.