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Gravestonecemetery, or Gravestone, was an event in the Undertale Tumblr RP community. Its central focus was the blog Gravestonecemetery, and deals with The Hedge, a group of Floweys whose goal was to stop all resets to give themselves a happy ending. After a resistance banded together under the false assumption that The Hedge aimed to do something terrible, Gravestone was hinted at in an ask to the leader of the disbanding resistance. The blog then officially appeared on February 11th, but didn't start taking action until the 13th.


It features a mausoleum in a cemetery with a magical book. Characters may sign their names in the book, or, if they feel like it, draw lewd images. The book doesn't care. Few people actually know what "signing" it does.

A countdown started soon after. A few weeks in, a force, later discovered to be known as Inky wellington (yes, that's his name), befriened The Hedge's Temmie and convinced her to create paper voodoo dolls of the members of Hedge. On Friday February 26th, all those that had signed the book were taken to a room where Inky and Temmie revealed themselves and their paper voodoo dolls. Inky managed to convince the members to befriend Temmie and release the dolls' link to her.

In a shocking turn, the dolls then began to grow and puppet the Hedge members, forcing them to fight. The dolls either vanished upon hitting half HP, or caused the members to turn into paper dolls. Inky himself was killed in the fight, where-after Temmie absorbed his ink.


At 12:00 AM on Saturday February 27th, the group's Chara was murdered by a spire of ink, and a new foe who had been controlling that spire revealed himself: Besmirch, an evil version of Arbiter, the former "leader" of The Hedge who had vanished several days before. He told himself to be a flower made of magical ink and in control of new ink-based powers. He recruited two of the Hedge members almost instantly, turning them into inks, and recruited several more in the following days. His murder of Chara, however, pitted most of the rest of The Hedge against them. The remaining Floweys labeled themselves The Refugees.

On the 29th, when the original countdown ended, many of the Hedge members started feeling as if they were burning. The next day, others believed to have powers they didn't, such as shifting into blocks of ice. The Floweys afflicted needed ten plus signs from followers to alleviate their afflictions, all of which were obtained quickly.


Around this time, Gravestone appointed guards around the cemetery to guard the gates.

On March 7th, fed up with Inky's numerous betrayals and failed missions, Gravestone ended them. Around this time, the dispersed resistance began to group together again and join with The Refugees to try and stop Gravestone.

March 12th and 13th, The Refugees were invited to a lucid dream. There, they met versions of monsters from other universes that Gravestone had destroyed. They learned from a few that Gravestone stole monsters and turned them to ink, and that others were forced into graves, and that Gravestone was very protective of these graves. Monsters would also fall victim to illnesses. On the last day, instead of turning to ink, the ink guards fell to the ground as corpses (dream sequences:day 1 day 2).

On March 19th, The Refugees, Resistance included, began their fight against Gravestone. They were greeted at the gates of the cemetery by stone gargoyles, inked monsters, and their former Hedge members. The inked could only be spared below 25% health. Surprisingly, not a single inked was killed.

On March 26th, The Refugees began the final fight with Gravestone. The beast turned out to be a giant earth titan covered in the coffins of the trapped monsters it used for fuel, with the mausoleum and Lucida's coffin at the top. After realizing Gravestone was using its monsters to create a shield, The Refugees began to empty out coffins and free the trapped monsters. Once the trapped monsters were free, they attacked it with a special anti-ink mixture designed to be Gravestone's weakness, coating various weapons with it. On April 4th, Gravestone absorbed the ink of all its helpers (Besmirch aside since he'd had a backup plan), restoring the last of the inked to their normal selves.

On April 14th, The Refugees gave their last attack against Gravestone. Lucida, who'd been freed by Gaster and Cosmic, had gathered all the monster ghosts that made up Gravestone's ink and prompted them to revolt, dealing the last-and final-attack against Gravestone. The event officially ended shortly afterwards.

[Gravestonecemetery] contains examples of:

  • Abstract Eater: According to this, Inky was able to eat memories.
  • Aerith and Bob: The inks have names like Inky Wellington, Besmirch, and Xeno.... and the white flower in front of the mausoleum was named Johnny.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The perks of joining the inks are being able to kill, feel, and having monochrome color schemes.
    • It seems they also enjoy raving.
  • Apocalypse How: Of the universal degree, if the lucid dream was anything to go by.
  • The Assimilator: The initial goal of the inks, and how they get new members. Not only did they want to convert as many as they could, but how they initiate new members was by infecting them with ink, which then then takes over their body.
    • How quickly and painfully the infection takes place depends on the person's willingness to join. Those wanting to join feel no pain and are turned to ink almost instantly. Those who aren't willing aren't so lucky.
  • Back from the Dead: Besmirch defied death when he was still Arbiter.
    • Subverted when he showed up and The Hedge thought he was Arbiter, only to be told by Besmirch that his personality was different enough that he's essentially a new person.
    • Played with with Inky. He did die in the doll incident when Temmie and her doll attack him, as well as getting stabbed to death by Grinky. Being an ink, he came back after each. Then Gravestone killed him off for good after one too many betrayals.
    • Inky and Grephil resurrected Asriel with ink necromancy. It's not actually Asriel, though.
  • Berserk Button: Don't hurt Asriel. Grephil will show no mercy.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Hysteria. He plays a kazoo all the time, and was somehow the best gate keeper.
  • Big Bad: Inky Wellington appeared to be this Before he was killed by Gravestone.
    • Besmirch also deserves a mention.
    • As do all the gravestone inks.
  • Body Snatcher: The gravestone inks can do this by means of People Puppets if they can land an infections lick.
    • Non-Floweys in the gravestone inks can't possess other monsters, but they can possess the golems in the cemetery.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Many of those who joined Gravestone did it to keep loved ones safe.
  • The Chessmaster: Gravestone, and those in charge, had quite a lot planned.
    • Besmirch, possibly even more. He played Gravestone, and made sure to make his backup ink unknown until it was too late. It's likely he has more planned that he'll be working on during Gravestone's fall, and after.
  • Clock King: Napstablook to a minor extent. They remembered they exact time their doll arrived in relation to Gravestone's reveal.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Inky stated that his whole reason for tormenting The Hedge and having Temmie make his voodoo dolls was to get them to be better friends. It's worth noting that Inky said the dolls weren't supposed to grow or puppet those present. It's implied either Inky was lying, or Gravestone was the one that puppeteered them.
  • Darker and Edgier: Compared to The Hedge, seeing as Gravestone actually has an evil plot.
    • Literally, seeing as all the gravestone inks are black and white or grey-scale compared to the colorful members of The Hedge.
    • Also darker and edgier compared to their former selves, as Besmirch himself said that they're turned into their "negative aspects".
  • Deliberately Monochrome: Lampshaded by Besmirch when he was talking about the perks of being inked in his first appearance and attempt to convert Hedge members. Justified seeing as they are made of ink.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Iracundia, oh so much, both as an ink and as Potted.
    • Besmirch as well, to a lesser extent.
  • Deus ex Machina: A lot. All those involved were tumblr ask/roleplaying blogs, after all. A lot of aid was given to The Refugees in the form of cures, shields, weapons, food, symbols, and other things through askers. Justified, as not only are the Floweys meta enough to call to us for help, but the actual fight against Gravestone would have been near impossible without this aid.
  • Diedin Your Arms Tonight: Chara died in Surface's arms.
  • The Dragon: Most of the inked Floweys to Gravestone, but Besmirch himself was exceptional. He's the most competent of the underlings, and gets nearly all of Gravestone's work done by himself. At least before he ditched Gravestone and made his own well.
    • Another special mention goes to the gate keepers. They wouldn't have been chosen if they weren't a force to be reckoned with.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Besmirch. Once he learned about Gravestone ditching them, he made his own well and teamed up with Lucida to finish GS off once and for all.
  • Dream Land: Lucida was able to create one. Apparently it was where she keeps the remnants of those destroyed by Gravestone. It was expanded on and became one of the main locations of the second event, 'Grave Dreams'.
  • Dream Sequence: The whole episode with Lucidia. Justified, seeing as one of her abilities was creating shared dreams and it was her only way to talk to The Refugees.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Gravestone inks for certain.
    • Iracundia. His creator stated that he was never actually off it, just that joining The Hedge prevented him from acting on it.
    • All the other Gravestone members that didn't join to protect loved ones.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: See Surrounded by Idiots.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Inks, surprisingly, so much that the DM brought them back in different shades so that people could create their own. A few even came back as the red besmirched courtesy of Besmirch's mun, and there's a potion Inky now sells that allows people that never had an ink during Gravestone to make one. The rest of the gravestone inks now have the option of coming back as green ink thanks to Inky.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Those that became gravestone inks changed color.
  • Evil Is Petty: Potted was hung up on joining because of the color of his pot.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Every time the cemetery shows up, monsters don't seem to realize it's there until well after weird things start happening.
  • Fake Memories: Inky gave Sans fake memories to torment Sans when he thought Sans and Nerdy would take Temmie away from him. Ultimately, however, he decided to wipe them from Sans's memory after Sans assured Inky that Temmie wouldn't abandon him.
    • Inky also gave Nerdy false memories to torment him. Unfortunately, it didn't have the desired effect of making Nerdy rampage. This may have been on purpose, however, as it was when Inky was starting to question his morals.
    • Inky also gave Grephil's new Asriel fake memories to hide the fact it wasn't the real one.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: How Besmirch got the blood for his new well.
  • Gale-Force Sound: How Mettasoul likes to attack in his EX form. He has sonic speakers that can do that, as well as hurt you.
  • Jerkass: The gravestone inks, though Hysteria was a lesser example than the others.
    • Besmirch himself gets a special mention. He's by far the most jerkass of all the gravestone inks. This probably had to do he'd been a an ink for the longest amount of time, aside from maybe Inky.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Grephil. To Asriel, at least.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The reason Iracundia's been nicknamed Rage Salad. His Flowey counterpart isn't much better.
  • Hallucinations: Some of the Hedge members that were voodoo dolls had hallucinations.
    • The Refugees started experiencing interesting hallucinations as time wound down and they became ill.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Inky began questioning their morality part way through the event before ultimately deciding to be good.
  • Hidden Villain: Inky Wellington until his reveal.
    • Gravestone kept himself hidden for quite some time.
    • The creator of the gravestone event still wasn't known by most until the event was over,
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: It was unknown what the end goal was for the inks aside from converting people for a while.
    • Inky Wellington's actual plan, for a while.
    • Besmirch kept his plan a secret as well.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Subverted as Besmirch wasn't Arbiter, nor was he in control of the inks.
  • Hive Mind: The Hedge, though it's more of a giant Telepathy network that's always open for those connected since there's a lot of discord between the members.
  • Hostage Situation: Lucida, and all the monsters trapped in the cemetery graves.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Besmirch. Extremely. As stated above in The Dragon, he did nearly all the work for Gravestone with scary efficiency.
  • Hypocrite: Arbiter told everyone not to write in the book...after he'd already written in it himself.
  • I See Dead People: Lucidia sees the ghosts of monsters. Not to be confused with ghost monsters.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Played straight when Besmirch killed Chara via impaling them with an ink spike.
    • Subverted in that this was how willing members are brought to where the gravestone inks resided, but their impalement was painless, comforting, and was nonfatal.
  • Immortality: Played with and ultimately subverted for all inks. The inks would just resurrect in the mausoleum the next day until Gravestone died.
    • Applied to Inky before they died. And then they got a friend to build them a new well or thirteen.
    • All inks are virtually immortal until all their wells are destroyed.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: A lot of monsters got sick when Gravestone came to their world.
  • It Was a Gift: The doll that Napstablook got. However, he did acquire it under mysterious circumstances.
  • Magic Librarian: Inky Wellington. After all, he spent his time with Gravestone's book making sure it was well kept, and had quite the magic up his sleeve. Also includes the unnamed book keep that replaced Inky.
  • Meaningful Name: Inky Wellington.
    • The inks also count.
  • Meaningful Rename: Most of those joining Gravestone renamed themselves to fit their new personalities.
    • Arbiter became Besmirch; Asriel, Despair; Corrupted, Xeno; Happy, Hysteria; Muffet, Disavow; Potted, Iracundia; and Satan, Lucifer.
  • Magic Music: Mettasoul can turn his sound waves blue or orange if he tries hard enough.
  • Necessary Evil: How some viewed joining Gravestone.
  • New Super Power: Becoming an ink gives one a few ink-based powers.
  • Never Say "Die": Subverted. Napstablook used a fair amount of euphemisms for it before outright saying his Mettaton was killed.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Arbiter, on two occasions. If it wasn't for the spores he'd put in Chara, Besmirch wouldn't have been able to kill them so easily. And as it turns out, his touching and reading the letter sent to him was what infected him with ink.
    • And by extension, everyone who touched the ink, whether in letters or signing the book.
    • The Hedge ignoring Potted made it so much easier for him to join Gravestone.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Inky Wellington. After a while, however, it became intentional.
  • No Fourth Wall: It's an event involving askblogs and Floweys. How much fourth wall do you expect to exist in the first place?
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Considering how much the group bickers, and how some of the gravestone inks left, they seem this to an extent.
  • Noble Demon: Besmirch, ultimately.
  • Photographic Memory: Napstablook. He remembered the details of his doll, and the exact time his doll showed up before Gravestone's arrival down to the minute.
    • It's likely some of the Omegas have this, seeing as they are part computer.
  • Plaguemaster: Gravestone, the one presumably causing illnesses to monsters in past universes and The Refugees.
  • Portal Book: Seldom used, but there are special books that Inky gave the inks that allowed them to instantly travel from one book to another.
  • The Powerof Rock: Mettasoul.
  • Punny Name: Also Inky Wellington.
  • Race Against the Clock: A rather odd case, and one where the villain wins. Chara's death was counted down to, marked by a comment and increasing of symptoms roughly every 15 minutes until they died.
    • Also the case with the plot, as there was a countdown when everyone signed the book. The countdown's end triggered a set of strange symptoms for The Hedge members, including the sensation of burning and imaginary powers.
  • Recognition Failure: Undyne's guards failed to recognize when it was her again and not her inky self because she was covered in ink. Three guesses how that ended.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: When Inky Wellington screwed up one plan too many, Gravestone did away with him.
  • Sentient Phlebotinum: Inks are living ink.
    • The paper dolls Inky had Temmie create would count if it hadn't been stated that a puppeteer was controlling them.
  • Shapeshifting: Inks can do this to an extent.
    • Inky Wellington can do this. It had fabulous results.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Between turns 13 and 18, the dog tries to convince Gaster they aren't so different. Gaster, having no time for that speech, ends up killing the dog.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Implied with Napstablook's Mettaton, who calls them not Blooky, but Blookybloo.
  • Spacetime Eater: Gravestone.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Happened a lot in the Gravestone fight, as there were various Blasters being used, Gravestone lit itself on fire at one point, and it turns out the anti-ink mixture was very flammable. Even more so near the end when Gravestone was beginning to collapse.
    • Case in point, Grephil thought it was a good idea to chuck a bag full of 1000 gallons of anti-ink at a flaming Gravestone. Somehow, it didn't kill everyone and everything in the vicinity.
    • Also a case of Defeat Equals Explosion in the paper doll incident. When Potted's doll was one-shot, it exploded.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Besmirch and Iracundia, both before and after being inked. The two are prone to creating holes in the walls because of it.
    • Gravestone used the common "It's hard to find good help these days".
    • Malevolent was getting fed up with The Refugees
  • Super Intelligence: Napstablook, of the memory type.
  • The End... Or Is It?: If this was anything to go by. Two years later, a continuation named 'Grave Dreams' was created.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Besmirch and Disavow
  • Voodoo Doll: Inky Wellington had Temmie make these of the Hedge members.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Many of the Hedge members' reactions when two of their members took Besmirch's offer to join almost right off the bat.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Besmirch with The Hedge. He formed in it, and proceeded to doom it almost instantly.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Gravestone when they realize what had been going on with Inky.
    • Also when Gravestone realizes the inks aren't helping him in the final fight.


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