Custom element Japanese name:
Custom element English name:
Azure Release (Chalcanthite - hydrated copper sulfate)
The element is based on:
Earth + Water + Chakra Control
I chose to name it Azure because it's original name is hard to pronounce and its color is very well described by the term Azure. Although the name may be misleading and confusing, this element is basically a hydrated copper sulfate mineral ore named Chalcanthite. Azure, is a richly-colored blue/green water-soluble mineral ore. It is commonly found in the late-stage oxidation zones of mineral deposits. Due to its ready solubility, Azure is more common in arid regions. Azure is one of only a few water soluble minerals.
Narutowise, the element is based on molding the earth and water natures together in order to produce the new, Azure chakra. Using the earth chakra as the basis of the element, the user applies careful chakra control to the portion of water chakra that he infuses into the mix. The earth, in this case, represents and provides the minerals necessary for the element while the water is used to hydrate the gathered minerals, essentially molding the Azure chakra together.
Facts that prove the element to be possible (in the manga context):
From what we've seen so far, the Naturo world is based on our planet Earth, with various environmental characteristics being the same. With this assumption it is safe to say that the Naruto world was also built on mineral deposits that formed through years and years of deposition. This means that the earth has several layers of crust which contain various mineral ore and one of them is the Azure. Although being a rare occurrence in nature, the user has the ability to create the crystalline mineral from his own chakra.
Azure generally forms in arid regions and dry caves which are protected from moisture. It commonly forms stalactitic and botryoidal growths on the walls and ceilings of mine tunnels from the oxidation of minerals. Frankly, we have seen many caverns in the Naruto world and it's only logical to assume that such, rich with minerals, caverns exist as well, somewhere in the depths of Iwagakure most likely.
One of the main facts that prove the existence of the Azure mineral ore is the Crystal element. In the anime, it was shown that Guren can use the crystal element to produce various crystalline shapes and objects with her chakra, and Azure would work similarly to it due to it's crystalline, mineral form.
How it works:
To create Azure, the user would have to mold his earth and water natures with precise chakra control and in a careful ratio in order to produce the Azure
chakra and be able to shape manipulate the crystalline
mineral ore. When molding his chakra, the user would think of the earth as the basis that contains all the necessary materials and using chakra control he would put them all together. Afterwards he adds the final touch by adding the water chakra into the mix in order to properly mix it and hydrate all the materials, effectively creating the Azure chakra.
Regarding the usage of the Azure element, it can be used through materialization which means forming
it from the users body to create various battle-oriented objects, such as weapons and shields and for more specific techniques or by shape manipulating the Azure chakra in order to materialize the Azure onto the battlefield itself, in its crystalline form.
The applications of Azure are fairly simple and usual for most elements of this nature, however, what distinguishes Azure from other crystalline
based elements is the fact that it dissolves easily in water. Although it is the main disadvantage of the element, in terms of physical strength, it is also one of the main advantages because it allows for different creative uses. In essence, this element can be looked at, as an augmentative element with the intention to overcome the weakness to water and to be used with water release techniques in order to effectively transport the poisonous Azure crystals
, in the form of dissolved Azure solutions, to the opponent. Certain Azure techniques would revolve around and benefit from being dissolved however, the element still has its main
use in its crystalline
form and most techniques would be specifically designed to be much more effective in its crystalline
Azūruton: Ishi-ryoku | Azure Release: Willpower
- Azure is very soluble in water. A fact that is a detriment to most specimens as they may absorb water from the air and deteriorate over time. Although this kind of deterioration takes a formidable amount of time and wouldn't be applicable over the course of a single battle because of its short time frame
, Azure can be dissolved easier by submerging the mineral into water. Dissolving Azure in water would turn the water blue which would make it easily distinguishable from regular water thus allowing the opponent to realize that something more is going on in order to prepare his defense. It is worthwhile to note that water can also rinse away the Azure that came into contact with exposed skin in order to prevent further damage.
- Due to its solubility in water, Azure creates toxic solutions that can be assimilated in great quantities by any plant, animal or even human, rapidly weakening it and then killing it by shutting down body processes. It is usually used as a herbicide, fungicide and pesticide
as well as a root killer in sewer pipes and its solutions or crystals are used to clear ponds and waterways of plant growth and fungus
. It has slightly less potency against humans while it works extremely well against plant life and it affects animals just as well. Nevertheless, Azure is toxic and dangerous even if not dissolved in water, but it is generally harder to apply it in certain situations and areas due to its crystalline form.
The side effects from Azure poisoning on humans would depend on the way the opponent gets in contact with it and the longevity of the exposure. After short exposure (immediate turn) to Azure on skin contact (both crystalline or dissolved Azure) the opponent would feel an itching sensation and develop dermatitis. Eye contact with Azure can cause conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eyelid lining, ulceration, and clouding of the cornea. In other words, it would impair the opponents vision severely. Longer skin exposure (2 turns) and even digestion would cause serious trouble. Because of its irritating effect on the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting is automatically triggered in case of the ingestion of Azure. Other symptoms of Azure poisoning are metallic taste in the mouth, burning pain in the chest, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and headache while severe exposure (3 turns) can cause injury to the brain, stomach, liver, or kidneys.
- Its luster is vitreous and depending on the usage and technique, it is achievable to make it transparent to a certain degree. This transparency is achievable with thin and sharp objects and
can come in handy when using various tools and the need to blend them with the environment as much as possible. Regularly, Azure crystals would appear to be blue in its color.
- With a 2.5 on Mohs scale, Azure is obviously not nearly close to the hardest elements and its crystal structure can easily be overpowered and broken by harder elements. The 2.5 on Mohs scale warrants the hardness to be on par with elements like magnesium, gold, silver, aluminium and zinc while elements like copper, arsenic, thorium, iron, nickel, platinum and steel would easily overpower it. Same goes for any other elements that are harder than the mentioned ones.
- A material is brittle if, when subjected to stress, it breaks without significant deformation. Brittle materials absorb relatively little energy prior to fracture, even those of high strength. This applies to its crystals while if used in the form of thinner objects they become slightly flexible.
- Due to its brittle nature it is prone to fracture. Its fracture is conchoidal to splintery which basically means that it doesn't follow any natural planes of separation. In this aspect it is similar to obsidian because its fractures often result in a curved breakage surface that resembles the rippling, gradual curves of a mussel shell. This also allows Azure to create sharp edges that can cut through various elements of lesser density and hardness.
Spiritualism and medicine
- Azure is believed to be an excellent throat chakra stone. It is often said to help further desires through communication abilities. It is also said to help one stay in the now and enjoy life, as well as get rid of feelings of abandonment. Azure is reputed to eliminate delays of things in progress. It is also used metaphysically for insight, clairvoyance, and psychic attunement. It is said to enhance one's ability to "read" people and situation. Azure is said in crystal healing and folklore to be helpful for arthritis, anti-oxidant, arteries, water retention, reproductive system, foot and nail fungal infections. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not actual prescriptions or healthcare information. Since ancient times, it was used as an emetic thus why it is still listed as an antidote by certain health organisations.
Naruto wise, the medical applications would only be limited to small amounts of self empowering, increased focus and perception. Basically, the user would shape manipulate and materialize controlled amounts of Azure in his body, be it in order to irritate his digestive tract and get rid of the poison before it spreads or to empower himself.[/b] These effects could only be achieved by using specific Medical Azure techniques and these effects wouldn't be achievable with other techniques of the Azure element. Furthermore, these techniques would have their own restrictions and drawbacks and an antidote would still need to be administered in order to deal with the active portions of the Azure and in order to prevent further damage.
Description: One of the basic techniques of every elemental nature. This technique allows the user to materialize Azure from his body. Using this technique, the user can shape manipulate them into various weapons and shields to aid him in battle. However, for larger scale techniques, the user can manipulate the existing Azure in order to create various larger objects made of Azure, such as walls, domes, etc.
Azūruton: Crystalitas | Azure Release: Crystalitas
To use this technique, the user will slam his hand on the ground and release his chakra in order to materialize Azure in
the earth and to create an otherworldly monster made out of the Azure mineral. Upon its materialization and shape manipulation, it emerges out of the ground in the form of multiple slightly transparent blue minerals. The minerals are loosely connected together, mimicking human joints in order to allow movement. The Crystalitas isn't a sentient being and can't act on its own, thus requires the user to keep his hand in touch with the ground in order to control it. Crystalitas is about 3 meters in height and it is very mobile, capable of executing swift movements. It holds a shield and sword made out of the very same material and it is a master of close combat. Crystalitas is usually called forth to battle tough fights for the user.
Azūruton Iryō Gijutsu: ☤ Kado~ukeusu | Azure Medical Technique: ☤ Caduceus
Caduceus is a legendary staff that was worn by many powerful personalities throughout the history of the world. It was said to have magical powers and there were many witnesses to its abilities, yet only a few were able to control them. Caduceus was passed down through generations and sometimes even wars broke out because of it. It was the object of desire, the ultimate tool. Thefts have been reported numerous times and for a long period of time it was considered to be lost forever. Until this day, it's structure and composition remained unknown but in the last years, Caduceus has been proven to be made of the rare mineral called Azure. Upon using the technique, the user materializes Azure in his hand and shape manipulates it into a sturdy and rigid staff with wings on top of it. From there, two snakes swirl around its long body in perfect unison. The staff is completely made of Azure and it is pale blue in color, with a slightly transparent hue. When in contact with Caduceus, the snakes around the staff also swirl around the users hand, empowering their bond. Doing this, they cast their protective spell on the user and allow him the usage of the staff's abilities. While holding the staff, the user becomes able to use its abilities without suffering any drawbacks from being in contact with Azure, but as soon as the staff is destroyed and the contact with it severed, the drawbacks start kicking in. Regarding its abilities, Caduceus gives the user increased perception and clarity of the battlefield. Call it, the perfect state of mind. He becomes able to read the battles and moves properly and it allows him to read the opponent's facial expressions with great ease. This allows him for tracking the opponents feelings which in turn reflect onto the battle and influence its pace. Tracking the opponents expressions, alerts the user about sudden changes in the flow of the battle and allows him to react properly to certain situations, even before the danger appears. Upon severing the connection with the staff, the drawbacks start overwhelming the users body. He begins to feel metallic taste in the mouth, burning pain in the chest, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and a headache over the course of the next two turns. The effects start as barely existent and increase until they become unbearable. During those two turns the user has to purify his body from the poison, otherwise he would faint.
The staff lasts for 6 turns upon which it would disintegrate on its own.
Conditions to be able to use it:
Kage rank with finished Earth and Water training and have at least one of them as primary affinity. Must finish Medical School.
Is weak to:
Lightning - Lightning cuts through and shatters its crystalline structure when two techniques of the same rank and size collide with each other head-on from opposite directions. Various lightning based elements such as sound and other custom lightning variations would fall under its weakness due to its crystalline structure.
Is strong against:
Water - Since Azure dissolves in water, it is weak against it when two techniques of the same rank and size collide with each other head-on from opposite directions. Likewise, water variations and liquid elements based on water would dissolve Azure in a head to head scenario.
Hard earthen variations and certain metals - Since they're harder than regular earth, they would be able to overpower Azure in a head-on collision of two techniques of the same rank but in opposite directions.
Sound - Thanks to its devastating power and the vibrating nature of sound release, it would easily shatter Azure's crystalline structure in a head to head scenario of techniques of same rank in opposite directions.
Earth - Since Azure has a 2,5 on Mohs hardness scale, it is harder than earth techniques, being able to overpower them when two techniques of the same rank and size collide with each other head-on from opposite directions.
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Roots, Plants, Wood, Mushroom - Since it's a strong toxin used against plant life, it is very effective at killing these on contact when two techniques of the same rank and size collide with each other head-on from opposite directions. This works extremely well for dissolved Azure because it's easier to spread and apply on a wider area of the battlefield.
Decay - As a solid crystalline mineral it is resistant to deterioration, having a lower rate of decay. The bonds between its components are much stronger and harder to break in a head to head scenario between techniques of the same rank, thus why it endures decay much better.
Arid - Due to the fact that Arid release removes moisture from the surroundings it would prevent Azure from deteriorating and allow it to be used at its fullest potential.
Hot Ice - Due to its greater hardness and crystalline structure, Azure would overpower Hot Ice in a head to head scenario of techniques of same rank in opposite directions, being able to cut through it.
Sulphur and similar gasesous variations - Since Azure is a solid it has the ability to stop gaseous elements from reaching the user thus having the ability to easily overpower them. In the case of Sulphur, Azure can withstand its heat and it can easily dissipate it.
Cork - Thanks to the crystalline structure of Azure and its ability to form sharp edges, it can easily cut through cork in a head to head scenario of techniques of same rank in opposite directions.
Capsaicin - Since Capsaicin is a waxy substance, the Azure can easily cut through it in a head to head scenario of techniques of the same rank but in opposite directions.