It's been a while since any artwork has been released and I know you all have been waiting for a while. Most of that waiting was due to the fact I needed to get a new computer but also because the drive that stored the content of Aria's Angels was damaged in transit on its trans-continental voyage to California. After 3 recovery labs and seeing the extent of the damage to the internal of the drive first hand, the reality is that there is no data recoverable - the drive heads quite literally scratched the data off the drive so there was nothing to recover. That very same drive also stored over 11 years of other data now lost in the oblivion that is what could only be described as the worst case scenario for this drive.
So where does that leave us? Well, at one point I was leaning towards no more content to be released but I have decided to move forward. Everything you all have seen so far however, is no longer relevant. These circumstances mean everything will be all new from character design to well - anything you can think of.
The New Faces of Aria's Angels
I always thought to myself that if I got the chance to start over I would do so with eight "main characters" in the ensemble cast. It looks like fate has decided this would be the case and so:
Angelstar - the ombre/red/blonde hair goddess known for her signature white angel wings, the slender long waisted toned goddess has very little regard for the Soul World or the Human World alike. She is said to posses the Power of Halcyon making her virtually invincible and infinitely powerful - able to create life as she can take it. The events of Distortion revealed her and the Soul World to humans when the Distortion event ravaged the Earth and left what was left of humanity at the Last Bastion. Her Halcyon powers is said to give her the iconic blue frost mist that is as majestic as deadly.
Vega - the blonde hair goddess that is perhaps the complete opposite of Angelstar, Vega created the Last Bastion and has served as its protector in the post-Distortion event. She wields un-canning power which rivals Angelstar, Vega is perhaps the only goddess who can stand up to her. No one knows where she was able to gain so much power, they just know it happened during Distortion. She has an iconic purple mist which surrounds her powers.
Mirage / Dark Vega - the brunette hair goddess referred to by Allura as the "test tube goddess" as Allura gave her, her life during Distortion when she separated Vega's darkness, she has all the powers of Vega but a personality of evil as she is the result of Vega's personality being split into two. For all her evil, she has a sense of sisterhood to Vega even if Vega can't face her evil side and accept it.
Allura - the blonde goddess once good until wronged by both Angelstar and Vega, Allura's transition to darkness is what created Distortion. After creating Mirage, Allura has been focused on nothing more but making the world submit to her except her own creation stands in the way. Allura knows the weakness to Angelstar and Vega but her quest and desires to conquer the world have been fought back by her sense of right and wrong. She is a goddess very much at war with herself.
Elysium - the red hair goddess who is an alternate reality version of Allura who found her way to this Earth during Distortion, she surprisingly looks nothing like Allura of this reality and never underwent the transition to darkness. Unlike Allura of this reality, she has yet to master all her goddess powers and has found herself thrustedinto a post-Distortion world where she does not belong but must fight to survive.
Tempest - the blonde hair goddess who found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, the Distortion Wave knocked her unconscious only to find herself woken up in a hell fit for Allura where she is the "test subject" of the Human World's defenses against the Soul World. Trial after trial, she now finds herself in the Last Bastion the subject of trial weapons like no other in an arena which Vega isn't even aware of.
Infinity - the brunette hair goddess and sister of Tempest, Infinity is on a quest to find Tempest after Distortion and has formed a close relationship to do so. She has all the powers of Tempest except she didn't have the misfortune of being captured after Distortion.
Aria - Where Vega protects the Last Bastion, Aria oversees it. No one knows the true agenda of the brunette goddess but she harbors dark secrets including the knowledge of why Distortion happened and where Tempest is. She rarely wanders outside of the Last Bastion and has subjected Tempest to tests of her own with no one knowing what her real objectives are.
Of course, the half human/half goddesses will be making a return as well. The sisters Solace and Sapphire as well as new character Rouge. Where they fit, will be revealed soon!
The Soul World and the Human World: Distortion
In a world where gods, goddesses, heroines, and humans are real there has always been a separate parallel world from the one we know: the Soul World where demons, gods, goddesses, and heroines have battled it out. However, after Distortion, these worlds were revealed to each other. Distortion virtually irradiated most life on Earth and now what is left of the human world resides at the Last Bastion while the Soul World's affairs play out on the battlefield of what's left of the Earth.
Allura created the Distortion Event, but Humans will have their retribution on the Soul World - that is if Allura's transition to darkness doesn't bring about the downfall of Angelstar and Vega first.
The First Chapter: Distortion I: Transition to Darkness
Betrayed by Vega and using her to create Mirage, the splitting of Vega's power and personality creates the Distortion Wave that burns the world. An event now known simply as Distortion, the first chapter follows Allura in her transition to darkness and will span several volumes.
In the End...
So it all is going to begin again. Everything you've seen in the past is changing as I must start fresh. It's exciting and I'm hoping you all will enjoy the new designs and for the first time, an actual story! See you soon.