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Still a bit absent here, still relatively active on instagram and facebook, so either way those recent drawings can be some news!
I've designed 13 armors from a part of the "Alpha-Omega series" in collaboration with Guiler-717. His 14 armors plus mine make all the alphabet (and if you guessed it right, the additional letters from numeral system). The whole project will be posted at my behance soon.

Background Story:
PI
Created by Ulhaden Corp. in 1997
Power: Invisibility, Stealth, Camouflage, un-detected by radars, radio interference, sonar, microwave absorption
Current user: Marco Friedenreich (GE)

Currently owned by the private institution known as AXIS Military Academy, which mission is protect Tredius from demon-related threats (actually, an initiative by Ulhaden Corp & ABEL Inc, two major weapon industries that have created the Alpha-Omega series armors. The AXIS is more likely an academy for young bounty hunters who're unknowingly testing a likely inhuman technology, and doing the dirty job for the UN to "cleanse" everything dangerous that escapes its hidden slave pits)

About the pilot:
Marco is the second user of the Pi armor, and the right hand of Jorgen Z, Ulhaden's CEO. Active way before the foundation of AXIS (2000), he's the secret keeper of the institution and is a professor in strategy, leading a squad composed solely of magisters (a high rank in the supposedly meritocratic hierarchy of the institution). He's seen as a severe figure by the students, being even dangerous in combat training, leaving lesser students to cower in fear. As a member of the highest spheres of both one of the enterprises responsible for the armors (Ulhaden) and of the academy which employs them (AXIS), he has uncovered many secrets, including UNA's General Wagner's true identity and his actual pivotal role as contribution to the foundations of AXIS.
As Ulhaden faces a financial crisis and holes begin to open, leaving secret inhumane tests exposed to the public and broken down to independent media, his desperate boss is given a last chance. Trying to copy and surpass the abilities of the Haijianese Oraklyte technology, the enterprise intends to create energical self-sufficience for belical purposes (something they wouldn't tell of course, only if they came up with positive results beforehand). As the user of the Pi armor, Marco is a data gatherer. But he, too, has been affected by the tests, more in specific for the exposure of their tries to synthetize the Ushabti. As Orakltye (known gnostically as Xnobius) depends on these creatures and the Haijianese have already thousands years of tradition and a consolidated pyramidal hierarchy of it, Ulhaden tried to synthetize it without the need of the Ushabti. That left Marco with a "condition" (he's a vampire, who needs to feed on heat, blood, breath). He finds a way to feed on micro-waves (in a seemingly harmless manner), so he prefer sticking to urban missions, where he has limitless array of information and recharge.
He's known to be a spy.


This side-project* consist of a series of armors and high tech gear developed by two distinct fictional enterprises and some "un-invited guests", all products of a previous project for an ultimate soldier. Different directions and results led to new analysis on the powers, which culminated in armors containing from elemental-based to physical enhacement and even space-time warping powers.
To house such classified average-tested armors at the disposal of something other than the belicous enterprises, a joint was formed, in no better facade as a school on its own: The AXIS Military Academy is like a school grounds for combatants, tacticians and fellows from other areas of human knowledge of greatest need in the likes of an upcoming catastrophe (such as healing, surviving, leading and fixing - to illustrate it better, it was officially formed around the turn of the millennium, and they're constantly warned about the changes in the world, politically and geographically).
To make things more dubious, a secret group of students are given the alphabetic, lettered armors (the others are given any of numeric value and with regular powers from a production-line), once they've matched the required specs to wear them. Constantly tested, sometimes it's in the grades (solving complex systems and having prowess of thinking in possibilities and achieving deductions), in the physical prowess (swimming, running, etc) or through good old duels between two or more students that seem fit (with the loser having no knowledge of the armor it was ever entitled to wear). The school has a corpus of teachers which inherited some armors and others that develop new ones. They can choose to tutor a specific student from the alphabet series of armors, and will regularly form squads in the eternal hunt for missions no other soldier are trusted with.
An example of mission was to find the reasons of a mass-murder in the venice coast. The goal would be both to find the culprit and neutralize it. Many agents would be required.

*- Even though having its own cast of characters, the events from the APKALLU Mythos affects them directly. This focus on the relations between the teenagers and young adults who wears the armors to hunt "demons", the other on a pre-teen who himself is arguably "half-demon".

Hope you like it!
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