Name: Jrigette (drih-jet)
Age: 20 ("born" as a full adult, though)
Current Residence: Jasmine Pine Range, Holy Empire
Hometown: The Faxtory, Holy Empire
Unspeakable coincidences collided to allow the circumstances of Jrigette's birth. The assassination of Emperor Nereen, the hurried rush to crown Peaches, Lurifax's swift work to produce a new line of assistant robots in time, stored next to smuggled cores in the transport train, the attack of an unknown behemoth, and an inert robot's chassis laying face-down in the magically-dense Jasmine Pine Range, soaking in the magic of those cores and that behemoth and Peaches' blessing to the land...
Well, it's not like Jrigette remembers much of that. He woke, alone, in a cursed forest, far from the capital he knew he was supposed to be in, far from the purpose of his life. But when he stood, the magic of a Flame surged through his metal body, and he at once felt two thoughts: first, a standard definition of Flamed, sourced from the Faxtory's informational database. But more importantly, dare he say, his heart and mind filled with the exhilirating feeling that he was alive - a realization that wrought terror. What would Lurifax do to an errant robot that forged his own Flame, and felt entitled to his own life? So, rather than burst into the Empire's society with his incredible powers and the light of personhood, Jrigette fled - deeper into the forest, far away from the prying eyes of mortals.
Though he was initially content with tinkering with treehouses, creating new animals, nurturing plants for a while - the back of his mind begged for more. Obscurity felt like defeat, when he had such a Flame in his hands. Self-forged, a gift from the world itself. Did it not demand for him to go forth and revitalize it? To visit its wasted deserts, and breathe life into them? Even though he was terrified, he snuck onto a Sendrean boat to cross the ocean, landing on the shores of the rugged Chellabran continent. It was supposed to be - short, dipping his toes into the idea of helping others.
Unfortunately that all changed when he met Mewt Mavet.
Vibrant Green Flame, Dominion of the Source
Jrigette's Flame gives him utter and complete control over the flow of life, death, and everything between, as well as the ability to augment any of these states - for example, he can instantly grow incredibly delicious, perfect, ripe fruits from trees, meld animals into new hybrids, increase or decrease the age of living beings, bring things back to life perfectly without necromancy, etc. It is exactly as stupidly overpowered as it sounds.
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♥♥♥♥♥ Mewt Mavet
To any outsiders, he's sure his relationship with the god-king of Maweth would be... strange. He knows the foundation to it - after Mewt demonstrated the ease of his mind control, a passive effect of his Flame that Jrigette had never noticed, blissfully unaffected due to being a robot. A sentient robot, who could challenge Mewt, who chose to love Mewt not because of that control, but because they grew to know each other, laughed together, joked together, questioned the world together... Mewt is a strange person, with ambitious (define: "high aspirations") ideals but, in many ways, a good heart. They both just want to... help people, and feel needed. So strange, to find that common ground with - well, with Mewt Mavet, of all the people in the world....
He loves Lurifax. Not in the way he loves Mewt, of course. (Does he love Mewt? Let's not think about that.) But... he understands Lurifax, better than he'd admit he does. And though he fears repercussions for his shall-we-define "selfish entitlement to life" some part of him harbors a deep soft fantasy that he'd throw open the doors of the Faxtory, to fanfare and adoration, and dart into its depths to string up Lurifax in the warm, encompassing hug he's always wanted, and say he'd love Lurifax no matter what, that he doesn't have to be alone anymore... but, as it always does, fear tempers his feelings. How terrible, to be blessed with emotion yet shackled by it at the same measure!
Most likely, by repeated evidence in their interactions and the frequency of such, Six can be said to be his closest friend. He is flirty, a little distant, devalues himself with an ease that's all too familiar to Jrigette, but Six's visits always end in Jrigette's smiling. Their first meeting was accidental - Nerrosa's library is near the Range, and Six has a knack for luck that would turn most statisticians on their heads, and found his way through Jrigette's myriad of traps and wards. And they raided Mewt's archives together, all for the simple purpose of expanding Nerrosa's collection - a heist! An honest-to-Navershin heist! ...Is it wrong for him to pray to Navershin?
Relationship: Nemesis (Friendly)
This guy... this fucking guy. It's hard to hate him, but stars does he - he's just so - AUGH ugh. He's so over the top, so as-you-say "extra". This is Lurifax's magnum opus? This is the robot sent to capture him? A half-sentient peer souped up on more magic than imaginable, with a deep-seated interest in fashion and a roaring criticism of Jrigette's clothes? It's - comical! But - don't get the wrong idea, it's not as if he hates Tribute... 'friend' may be a far too generous term, however!
Relationship: It's Complicated
Iah-Yah was always rather low on his priorities to visit... it's so much further than Chellabra is, and the culture there is so very foreign (define: "strange and unfamiliar") and... well, to be frank, he just wants to stay on Lacraya. So imagine his surprise when Cin's hired thugs kidnapped him! And the other began ranting nonsense about turning robots sentient, and his amazement that Jrigette had gained it by his lonesome! It's... so plainly hogwash, it's not - none of that works the way Cin thinks it does! And, to know this is where a few of his missing fellows have ended up... it's concerning. But, on the other hand, it's hard not to pity Cin, once he'd heard the other's background... the impulse to try to help him is so overpowering, but it's not like he's particuarly good at that sort of thing....
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The Dewclaw captain he has the most interactions with. Kasha is kind and patient - in simpler words, "a good leader"! Yet... he feels as if he doesn't know much else about Kasha. And such thoughts leave him guilty - he's been a bad friend. Friends are expected to ask after one another, to intimately understand each other. But... does he even feel that way about anyone? Does he even know anyone that well...?
Relationship: Friendly (He Thinks)
He's. So very animated. Though, when considering how eccentric Mewt is, his right 'paw' (so to speak) would certainly be 'cut of an equal cloth' (as they say). He's not fully warmed up to Jrigette, yet, but respects him as his god's beloved, which is kind of a weird statement to think about and be reminded that people actually worship Mewt. He's just so... over-the-top. How does anyone take him to be a god?
Relationship: Friendly (?)
Seeing Nerrosa is somewhat rare - most of the time, Six is out scouting for more books, and Nerrosa is back in his library doing... whatever it is he does. Six seems to really love him, though, voice full of adoration when they talk about him. In person, though, he's... kind of skittish. It makes sense - Jrigette has connections to Chellabra, Nerrosa doesn't want any part of that - so he doesn't hold it against him.
He only sees Hilrem on his brief... "excursions" to Iah-Yah, and he's always seemed standoffish. It makes sense - Jrigette thinks - when he sees the way Cin and Hilrem act around each other, like a careful dance. He can tell he disrupts that. Unfortunately, he's not really sure how to make it up to Hilrem... maybe a card?
Relationship: His Emperor...
Who he was made for. It's surreal to think about. He seems nice, at least, kind and just? Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad to just be - a good servant for him. Has he even noticed that one of his robots is gone? Would he care? Would he have Jrigette's mind seared away...? That seems so out of character for him, but then again - it's not like Jrigette really knows him.
- Jrigette's body has a layer of soft fur overtop, but it's metal right underneath, which makes hugging him an... experience.
- He can alter parts of his body (like changing his hand into a knife) with the spare parts he has stored in his torso. He is also still connected (one-way) to the Faxtory's informational network, which provides him with an endless library of definitions, experiences, statistics, and news.
- It's difficult for Jrigette to swallow the impulse to blurt out definitions and stats, or try to help people with menial tasks. Oftentimes he copes by conceptualizing himself as two distinct persons, and pretends that his robotic compulsions are someone else's.
- Uniquely for a robot, Jrigette can use magic.
- Tends to spout statistics and probabilities when talking, and randomly, impulsively defines words whenever he gets overwhelmed. These are behaviors naturally programmed into him by Lurifax for use in his would-be job, which he lapses into when under stress.
- He can eat and drink, both of which get stored in his torso. Normal robots would have to go dump the undigested food somewhere, but Jrigette's body actually converts organics to magic like a lesser god would.
- He still lives primarily on Lacraya, though Mewt sometimes sends Dewclaws after him to "kidnap" him back to Maweth for a while. It's mostly fun and games.
- Copes with being the center of attention extremely poorly. Likes being a wallflower in the background.
- Drops a basket of unfamiliar but delicious fruit on defeat.
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- Give him big cute eyes, put him in cute poses. He is Baby.
- Eyes are two different colors, as are horns.
- Has paler freckling across muzzle, and pale patterns on stomach, underside of arms, hands, underside of tail, inside of legs, and bottom of feet.
- Feel free to draw him surrounded by plants, especially flowers and fruits.
Generic Anatomy Notes
- Muzzles are small and boxy, and they don't have a kitty or dog nose.
- Eyes can be stylized as you'd normally draw.
- Please note that they have four fingers and three toes.
- If the character has glasses, don't omit them!