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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:
XI
Created by Ulhaden Corp in 1994
Power: Telepathic Resonance (through the hidden element Darr), only when in eye-contact with the target.
Current user: Dr. Gilles Psycke (UK)

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:
Gil is a neuro-scientist and a psycho-terapist who worked with private detective Archibald Graham as a long-time partner, solving many cases and keeping many secrets. Trusted first by the AXIS to cover up a dangerous loose end, he came to a corner and cooperating with the institution and sharing his secrets has been the only safe way out of the plot. But he's fine with the conditions: knowing other people's minds for he do seem... intriguing.
His motivation is knowledge, and he's pretty Socratic, denying absolute conclusions and floating endlessly on possibilities. That's how telepathy is presented to him, he says. He works with the students on matters of philosophy and mnemonics. While he can't shield their minds, he's fine if they at least develop suspicions and critical thinking.
He's a professor and thus can lead squads. His squads sometimes are frustrated by his lack of direct action, given his leadership is often a mandatory one and he leaves too much room for students' decision, contrariously even demanding them to act (and is saddened when they get too much time without reaching a conclusion). His fame is actually a poor one: of a milquetoast, weak-willed teacher. The students, however, don't know his true powers. He reads their minds but will often speak the contrary of what they think, for he values dialogue and questions more than answers.
This is quite a direction professor Marco despises, and professor Morgan see as nothing more than charlatanism.


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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