The Palanquin Theory:

Crewniverse obviously showed this image to us for a reason, clearly meaning it will come back and have some significance to the story

I believe that Steven will come across the Palanquin and find a severely cracked gem inside, near the point of shattering.

Steven would likely try to save this gem, but who would it be?

None other than Blue Pearl.

It would be Blue Pearl for 4 main reasons-

1) Deedee herself said that Blue Pearl will be getting lines in the upcoming season, shown here-

2) Blue Diamond would want to eliminate her Pearl after the events of “The Answer” because Blue Pearl witnesses our Pearl rebelling and going against her original purpose. Blue Diamond wouldn’t want her Pearl to rebel.

3) Plus, what better way to express our Pearl’s past and her struggles than to bring in another Pearl who was under similar upbringings (going by the Pearl was once White Diamond’s Pearl theory).

4) We would get Homweorld’s perspective on the War through Blue Pearl’s experiences with her Diamond, giving us a new outlook on the past

…concept design and production art for ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (2004) - scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Toshio Suzuki, animated by Studio Ghibli & distributed by Toho - based on British writer, Diana Wynne Jones’ novel of the same name…

#414 - The man who carry the palanquin on Flickr.

Olympus XA, Kodak Tmax 400 by colourful life

It’s possible to take the bamboo palanquin (litter) on Huang Shan if you are not able to walk too long. It’s such a hard work to carry people up and down with many stairs. The man was resting and waiting for customer.

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