Rastopiti the Desman is a scout that serves the Water Clan of Neso.
A fairly lanky desman who stands a little bit over three feet tall, Rastopiti has a somewhat short muzzle with an oblong nose, short, round ears that sit more at the sides of his head rather than on top of it, and a long, somewhat thick tail that is hairless.
His fur is primarily steel blue in color, with a periwinkle muzzle, chest, and stomach, while the exposed skin of his tail is a pale peach color. His hair, which is cut fairly short, is dark powder blue in color, while his eyes are sea green in color.
Rastopiti first appeared in Part 4, where he, Kirisame the Deer, and Sulama the Dunnart were waiting for two other Water Clan members to return with news regarding possible Nihlic clan activity around their home.
The runners, Kaatosade the Rat and Resaca the Salamander, finally arrive with the news; while there were no Nihlic forces spotted, Kaatosade commented that they could just "be hiding". This scared Rastopiti a bit, and he vocalized this, to which she responded;
"Would you rather I lied and said there were no chances of Nihlic forces coming here, and then we find them attacking us in the middle of the night?"
As a scout, Rastopiti is stealthy and fast. He specializes in spying on enemies and monitoring their movements and numbers in order to help his more offensively-inclined comrades. This is not to say that he is completely useless in a fight, however; he wields a dagger for when he absolutely needs to defend himself.
He's not very sturdy, however, as his abilities emphasize speed and dexterity over strength. If overwhelmed by multiple enemies, he can easily be defeated.
Rastopiti is an adept hydrokinetic, and primarily uses low to mid-tier offensive techniques, such as Aqua Jet and Aquatic Shrapnel.
Rastopiti is relatively resistant to the Elements of Water and Fire (his Water resistance is somewhat higher, however). He is quite fast, and can easily outpace slower foes and evade their attacks. Moisture-heavy areas and rainy weather strengthen his hydrokinesis, making it a bit stronger than normal.
Rastopiti is weak to the Elements of Electricity and Nature. His defenses aren't anything special, therefore he mostly relies on his agility to try and evade potentially devastating attacks, and to survive against multiple opponents. Being a manipulator of Water, severe ambient heat and sufficiently dry weather can render his powers nigh useless.
Friends and Foes
- Electric Clan of Haeos -
- Nihlic Clan of Nihlus -
- The Ionic Kingdom -
Rastopiti seems to have a hard time being brave in the face of danger, although there's no questioning his loyalty to the Water Clan of Neso. He doesn't like getting up in his enemy's face, preferring to hang back and keep tabs on things; he has little confidence in his combat abilities as a result. Despite his shortcomings, he will push himself to act if his allies are in grave danger, even if he'd prefer flight over fight.
It's easy to tell when Rastopiti is nervous or scared; he starts to fidget with his hands a lot.
- Lacks confidence
His name is the Croatian word for "liquefy".