Later, Pearl had invited the old gang to join her, Garnet and Larimar for the evening alongside some aristocrats who seemed rather bored out of their skulls. These aristocrats were, as follows, a Pearl named Narcissa, an orangish Gem who very clearly looked like an Amber, and a pistachio-green Gem named Epidote. While nobody seemed to really mind these aristocrats, those three Gems were rather judgmental about most everything.
"You know..." Epidote began. "I couldn't help but notice there was a growing number of 'freedom fighters' among us, Your Majesty. It seemed to me like your mother was responsible. Anybody asks me, I fully believe she is in the makings of being a terrorist, a mentally ill terrorist if you will."
"That's exactly what I was afraid of." Pearl spoke up. "I can't help but worry- more so than usual, as a matter of fact - that she will try to kill me at any time. I don't want to have to live like this."
"Which is why we've decided that it would be best to attempt killing her on sight." Garnet added.
Everybody except the Queens and Larimar just stared at their rulers.
"But I thought we were taught, as guardians of the universe, to never kill anybody?" Steven interjected out of confusion.
"Said the half-gem twat obviously screwing the brains out of a distant relative." Narcissa snarked in an aside to Amber before snickering like a prepubescent boy.
"I heard that..." Pearl snarled at Narcissa. She then diverted her attention to her surrogate son. "Anyway, of course guardians of the universe like us aren't supposed to take other individuals' lives; it's in our moral code to always do as much good as we can. But in Mother's case, we've done all that we could for her and it's always ended horribly. Therefore, since our belief dictates that there's no more hope for her to recover and ever lead a normal life, we feel we have no choice but to put her out of her misery."
"Please don't do this..." Steven begged. "There must be another way."
"Steven, she attacked Larimar and had my father retreat into his gem. As far as I'm concerned, there's no other way."
"You don't know that!"
"Well, what else am I supposed to do? Leave her alive so she can kill me and my unborn child?"
The aristocrats stared at each other in shock and apprehension. But they didn't have think about the forthcoming consequences because Pearl the Elder had suddenly burst in and started attacking everybody!
"Oh mighty Pumice, have mercy on us!" Amber cried out to the sky in pure fear. "Please stop this madwoman!"
"I've told you once and I'm going to tell you again: I am not mad in the slightest!" Pearl the Elder yelled furiously at Amber. "Viva la Revolucione!"
Garnet almost instantly summoned her gauntlets and got into attack mode, with the others following suit. Amber started off by throwing her shuriken from her cheek gems at the white Opheliac Gem, while Epidote ran at full speed and aimed her body weight at her back. Unfortunately, Pearl the Elder moved too quickly for them and Amber's shuriken hit Epidote's arms instead, slicing them in half.
"Amber!" Epidote screamed in pain as the four halves of her arms hung at her sides. "Look what you've done!"
When the orangish-yellow Gem saw the injuries she had accidentally inflicted on her friend, she grabbed her own head and yelled out in a long, drawn-out and dramatic fashion, "No!" while Epidote retreated into her gem. Garnet then proceeded to throw punches at Pearl the Elder, only to miss the mark half of the time. All the other times, though, Pearl the Elder flinched quite a bit. And yet that didn't stop her from literally fighting for her cause.
"C'mon, G!" Amethyst yelled out. "Let's asphalt this asshole!"
Amethyst summoned her whip and cracked around one of Pearl the Elder's ankles. The crystals dung into the pale Opheliac Gem's skin, forcing her to howl in pain. She struggled to break herself free from that bondage while Tanzanite led Aquamarine and Topaz into another room, Amber prepared to throw her shuriken again, and Narcissa unleased her pointy-ended crucifix. Once again, Amber missed and the shuriken headed straight for the pregnant Gem Queen. With a touch of quick thinking, however, Garnet managed to push her beloved Pearl out of the way
at the last second and the shuriken embedded themselves into a wall instead.
"Dammit to Obsidian!" Amber cursed when she had realized her error.
Narcissa ran head-on at Pearl the Elder with the crucifix, but then she tripped over herself and landed with the crucifix pinning Pearl the Elder's skirt down with one end and impaling Narcissa through the eye with another. Just as quickly as Epidote, she retreated into her gem. Now practically immobile, Pearl the Elder was now cringing at what was to come. Her white Gem daughter proceeded to summon her glaive and use that to pin down the Opheliac's free foot.
"We're sorry, Mother..." Pearl solemnly voiced. "...but we can't allow you to live like this any longer..."
The look on Pearl the Elder's face spelled out despair, the very feeling that her own daughters were emulating right now.
"But..." the matriarch Gem started. "...what about Blue? What about him? What does he say?"
"He told me you needed to die, Momma..." Larimar whimpered. "And you made him retreat into his gem, remember?"
The Opheliac Gem shook her head slowly and almost started crying.
"Larimar?" Pearl spoke up again. "Do what you have to do."
The Caribbean blue Gem inhaled as much air as her lungs could take before she setting her mother's face on fire, further breaking the pearl and eventually destroying it. Pearl the Elder toppled over dead instantly and disintegrated in just as much time.