Post by dravite on Mar 11, 2016 6:59:51 GMT
Another Dravite Fusion I got finished. This one is with my friend on DA yasuhiro96's Gem, Augite. My second Dravite Fusion so far.
This Dravite + Augite Fusion is called Spessartine.
First, a link to Augite's reference page. --> yasuhiro96.deviantart.com/art/Augite-548990442
Now for Spessartine.
Race: Fusion Gem
Gender: Genderless (referred to as a she)
Gemstone(s): Spessartine, Dravite, Augite
Weapon: Dual Bladed Rocket Scythe
Description: Spessartine is the result of Dravite fusing with Augite. She is very tall, a couple feet larger than Opal (though nowhere near as tall as Fusions like Malachite or Sardonyx). She has a big "Samurai Motif" to her overall.
She has four eyes, and four arms, though her arms both share the elbows rather than the shoulders. Her outfit is a drastic change, being a sort of female Samurai Warrior Robe, with some plates near the sides. The sleeves of her robe resemble Augite's sleeves in a way, complete with the diamond on the shoulder, and her forearms resemble Dravite's. A large diamond can be seen on the front of the skirt of her robe. There is an opening on the belly area for her Gemstone. Spessartine's Hairstyle somewhat resembles Augite's pointy hairstyle, but with a large ponytail tied with a ribbon on the top of the point, similar to Dravite's in ways.
Spessartine has a Mempo Samurai Mask, which is made from Dravite's mouth-guard and Augite's visor combining and being reshaped. The mask has an almost demon-like look to it. Spessartine wears her Mempo Mask in combat almost always, as to appear more intimidating to her foe, but she takes it off whenever she isn't fighting. The eye holes of the mask have a transparent glass covering to them which she can see out of.
Her Gemstones are located at the left kneecap (Dravite’s) and the Chest (Augite).
Personality: Spessartine combines Dravite's competitiveness and adventurous and some of her hyperactivity, with Augite's obedient nature, martial arts skills, respectfulness, and tactics, resulting in a very Samurai-like Personality to her. A unique combination, much like how the cross between Garnet and Pearl's mindsets results in Sardonyx's Stage Magician personality. Like a real Samurai, Spessartine has a high sense of justice, but exercises certain beliefs and puts respect above all, in a sort of "Bushido" mindset.
She carries out her orders and mission objectives effectively, but only if the said task would not dishonor herself, although she can be a bit harsh when disturbed in her work. Spessartine is more of a follower than a leader, and is willing to work as a team, provided that more members isn't giving her an "unfair advantage" and is actually necessary. Although she may question orders at times if she disagrees with the methods involved, she carries them out efficiently and as quick as possible once it is all settled. She still shares Dravite's competitive spirit, but is still ultimately close with those whom she considers teammates or friends. Very passionate, and still quite impulsive, often acting quickly on a thought without thinking of the full consequences of the action. She is known to discipline herself as well whenever she makes a mistake.
When not assisting others or fighting, Spessartine spends her time honing her skills doing judo, though she's a bit too hyper to spend much time in meditation. Usually in times like this, she really prefers peace and quiet so she can focus more on practicing. She can be easily annoyed, but is a very honest friend once you get to know her (just like Augite).
In battle, Spessartine is a very fierce opponent, but she strives not to just win, but to prove that she is the better warrior, and she makes sure to fight fair and square. As such, she never resorts to "cowardly tactics" such as attacking from behind, getting others to "gang up" on an enemy, and she never dares to strike at foes who are either defenseless or notably weaker than herself, no matter how much the other pisses her off. She despises those who do resort to these sorts of methods of battle though. Also, unless the help is truly needed, she prefers not to have others get involved in her battles, so that she doesn't put others in unnecessary danger, and so that she doesn't win by unfairly outnumbering the opponent.
Abilities: Like all Gems (and most Gem Fusions) Spessartine possesses abilities such as agelessness, shapeshifting, can summon a Gem Weapon, can bubble objects for stasis, and can retreat to her gemstones to regenerate should she take too much damage (though resulting in De-Fusion from it).
Spessartine's weapon is a Dual-Bladed Scythe with Rocket Boosters on it. The weapon is made by combining Augite's extending Bo Staff as the center pole and handle, with two of Dravite's Hoverboard as the blades on the end, (Gems were shown to be able to summon extra copies of their weapon if needed). It is very difficult for someone without the same overall body anatomy and skill as Spessartine to wield.
The blades of the Dual-Bladed Scythe can actually be launched forward with a retractable cord on them, and pulled back afterwards. Both blades also have Rocket Boosters from Dravite's Hoverboard, which allow it to be moved around more when the blades are launched, or to spin the weapon faster, useful for Spessartine's one "Whirling Guard" skill of her's, where she spins the Scythe rapidly and blocks most projectiles from the front. Also, it has an Overload Function much like Dravite's Hoverboard, though Overload lasts about 30-40 sec now for it (it still requires a cooldown time after using it in that state though). At times when needed, Spessartine may Dual-Wield her scythes as well.
Basically, Spessartine's weapon is like the weapon in this video here (which I based it off of): --> www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMCh-Ni1v0g
As one of her unique abilities, Spessartine can actually twist the joints of her arms (mainly her elbows), as well as her neck and torso joints a full 360 degrees.
It's basically like how Sardonyx could do this with her neck and abdoment joints, except Spessartine can do that with her arms too. -->
The advantage of this is that it allows her to wield her Dual Bladed Scythe way more effectively, by grabbing it with a pair of her arms and rapidly rotating her elbows to attack or guard with it (using the Rocket Boosters on them for faster spinning speed as well).
Spessartine is very fast, like Dravite, though the speed boost she gains from fusing is not as great as you'd think. Spessartine can run about as fast as Sugilite could (if you recall, Sugilite could run rather fast too, though probably just because of how tall she was, and Spessartine isn't that huge).
However, this fusion increases her Attack and Defensive Attributes much more, which Dravite normally lacks, therefore balancing out her combat skills a bit more.
Her fighting style is very kung-fu esque but fast-paced, combining Augite's Martial Arts skill with Dravite's speedy combat. Many times in battle, she waits for her enemy to strike, then with great speed, repels or avoids the attack and uses this chance to retaliate quickly. She can also fight relatively well unarmed, using various karate moves in her attacks.
Though she still does her best to exercise a great degree of respect in fighting. When in battle, Spessartine always attacks head-on, believing that sneak attacks when the enemy is unprepared or unaware to be very dishonorable.
Although quite a powerful Fusion Gem, Spessartine does not possess any outstanding magical abilities (like elemental powers or anything of that sort).
She also has no Ranged Attacks, a considerable downside for this Fusion.
Stability: Spessartine is surprisingly a very stable Gem Fusion, perhaps Too Stable though. In terms of Stability, she holds about as well as Sugilite does.
The two don't de-fuse easily, but on the other hand, this leads to it being rather easy for them to become accustomed to this form and resist de-fusing when it's time to return to being Augite and Dravite, just like Sugilite did.
However, unlike Sugilite, this can actually be a good thing, as for Spessartine shares Augite's obedient nature. She's still willing to follow orders from most others, within reason, and does not take disagreements so harshly, but still refuses to de-fuse on her own most of the time (unless they only have been fused for like a few minutes). She is a very helpful and respectful ally in fact.
Although there is one unique attribute of Spessartine's that relates to her stability. If Spessartine were to be defeated in battle (not put out of commission or killed, just the enemy won and proved to be the better warrior), or if Spessartine were to dishonor herself, she will then willingly De-fuse herself on her own accord.
This relates to the Samurai Bushido practice of "Seppuku" where the samurai ends his own life if he were to be defeated or dishonored. Here, she ends her own existence as a Fusion Gem if the same were to occur, and playing into her whole Samurai Motif.
If Spessartine were to de-fuse in this "Seppuku" manner, it will take a few days before Dravite and Augite can successfully attempt the fusion again.
Giant Woman (Steven)
Samurai Woman (Steven and Connie)
Ninja Lady (some others) (though she dislikes being called a Ninja, rather a Samurai)
Rocket Samurai (Ronaldo)