Ramus' Empory of CaS

brucege

[14] Master
Ivy: Elegant outfit! I like the custom belt with the flower.

Raphael: Very cool custom man-bra. Like a BDSM vampire. I like how you merged the white flower with the necktie. Very natural.

Siegried: The white hood is a strong contrast with the dark armor. That’s an interesting choice to make. Like he lost his helmet so he has to cover up with a hood. I’d consider bringing out some gold highlights to blend it with the armor. That said, the contrast does have its own appeal.

Tira: I’m not quite sure which stickers you used to make them, but the custom boots look great! I like how the white matches the white shirt.

Glad to have you back, Ramus!
 

Ramus

[14] Master
Ivy: Elegant outfit! I like the custom belt with the flower.

Raphael: Very cool custom man-bra. Like a BDSM vampire. I like how you merged the white flower with the necktie. Very natural.

Siegried: The white hood is a strong contrast with the dark armor. That’s an interesting choice to make. Like he lost his helmet so he has to cover up with a hood. I’d consider bringing out some gold highlights to blend it with the armor. That said, the contrast does have its own appeal.

Tira: I’m not quite sure which stickers you used to make them, but the custom boots look great! I like how the white matches the white shirt.

Glad to have you back, Ramus!
Thanks for the kind words, I'm still getting used to CaS again, it has been so long. Good timing too, I've made two 2Ps to my mains hahah.

Groh- Based on his 2P colour scheme, a more "casual" look (?)


I ripped Elysium 2P off no secrets here

 

Ramus

[14] Master
So, I've decided to make costumes based on a "What if" scenario. In this timeline Azwel was able to attain his Perfect Seed, however the result was not akin as to what he predicted, he died in the aftermatch and no humans had any positive result with a lot of weaker souls dying or becoming Malfested. Making most of humanity flock to sanctuary cities, such cities were guarded by a guardian who was able to resist to the perfect city and had the strength to protect people. Truth to be told, these cities became as a organization and each guardian a general in the fight for humanity's sake. While the generals of these cities don't have a set uniform, they all dress with the same colours and all have the wings of a angel as a insignia.

The Military City of Frederick:
This city guardian is Siegfried, this one focus on producing soldier to help fight off malfested, Siegfried is willing to train anyone who is willing to seek his help. This sanctuary city in particular is known to not receive any soul infected by evil and as such is considered safe, however survival of the fittest runs the city as diplomacy and courtesy are second to power and strength. Still, Siegfried, also known as Flash of Conviction, won't allow unjust acts to pass.

The Temple City of Rothion:
Those who knew Sophitia before the tragedy, would say a more gentle woman could not exist, after the Perfect Seed, almost everyone in Sophitia's family died, including her fiance, Cassandra her little sister being the only one to survive. While a peaceful place, the city is where malfested are purified by Sophitia, many have come to call her a saint, other generals however nicknamed her Holy Sword of Gloom.

Prison City Toki:
If one would call the Temple City of Rothion heaven, this city protected by Taki is but a execution ground to those too far gone and as such is home to assassin of all kins. Taki doesn't discriminate, called the Swift Sealing Knife, she will execute anyone who threatens this or the other cities to protect the civilians.


Aval Organization:
While not a city itself, The Agent in Black, Groh works as a general for humanity's sake.
 

Ramus

[14] Master
Okay, now this faction works by itself, trying to find a way to open Astral Chaos again.

Tira- Dancing Wings of Despair- Serving the phantom of Nightmare, she connected her Soul to his fake body to keep him alive, he is however just draining her life energy to keep him alive.

Phantom Nightmare- Ghost of a Grudge- A artificial Nightmare Ivy made to try to create a evil seed in order to re-open Astral Chaos, while this is but a visage of her old master, Ivy can't help bu appreciate the added pawn that is Tira.

Ivy- Unblessed Soul-
In her researcher the alchemist found out about Soul Calibur, but as she was reading about the Spirit Sword the world was consumed by a light of destruction. Studying the happening Ivy had to fend off against orders of malfested, being saved by Siegfried during the chaos. Ivy is not a general of a sanctuary city, but she is working behind the scenes trying to recover, what according to Siegfried, is locked in Astral Chaos. The device, cogheart, makes the wearers share damage to their soul, by her creation Ivy made to stop the deterioration of her own Soul, however she also uses it to bind Tira and the Homunculus she manipulated the girl into believing be Nightmare, so if she finds out Ivy's machination she has a safe shoot.
 

Harrawesome

[09] Warrior
Loving your what-if characters. It's awesome how you make those look similar that are part of the same faction! Great pairing of characters and custom story. Keep it up!
 

brucege

[14] Master
Groh 2P: That is adorable. Very boxy and abstract like something you’d see on the Parisian runways. The simple white, gold, and black palette has a cool aristocratic feel while the boots and mask give it a kind of S&M kinda look. Very Lady Gaga-esque.

Elysium 2P: Love the use of feather themes throughout the design. And also the clean, bordered skirt to avoid overcrowding the design.

Sieg: Beautiful. I love how you tie the military jacket together with the shoulders. Black, gold, and purple again has a very noble feel, which is accentuated by the small flower brooch. I would look into using ExEq to add horns to wrap around the lion belt for extra bling factor. Maybe another flower to cover the lion’s face.

Sophie: Very cute. I love how you used the wing sticker combined with the pocket stickers here to create a fluffy skirt.

Taki: Oooh interesting concept. The police/ninja theme works extremely well together. The breastplate has a military kind of look to it while the calligraphy keeps it Japanese. I’m definitely gonna look into this theme myself later.

Groh: I like this version muuuch more than the original haha. Great work tying in the scarf with the jacket collar using a black sticker. Another very Kuroshitsuji-esque outfit. I might even look into throwing a flower onto the eyepatch for the Rozen Maiden look.

Tira Gearheart: Great look for her SC4-inspired outfit. I like the subtle hair extension with the horns too. Very natural.

Nightmare Gearheart: Good find with the nightmare chest thing. It connects very smooth with the waist-wrap.

Ivy Gearheart: Very pretty. Reminds me a lot of Liesloth with the floral and plant themes. She even has the monocle like the original. I like how you connected the corset with the ivy sticker and sealed it off with a flower brooch. Cool work with the split skirt too.


No one does it better than you for Gothic Lolita/Baroque. Keep up the loli work, Ramus!
 

Ramus

[14] Master
@brucege , you're too kind ^^
@Harrawesome , thank you very much

Maxi -The Golden Dragon's Dark Flames-
A pirate at heart now Maxi work as a merchant, not much to pillage in a dead world and also doubles as a bodyguard to those who need passage between Japan and Europe. With Xinghua and Kilik he travels the world.

Kilik- The Phoenix's White Flame
Now a travel partner of Maxi, Kilik fights to heal malfested and protect people. His heart has sunken in deep melancholy and while he will offer a smile to those in need it is but a ruse. After the Perfect Seed the sacred treasures lost all the energy they had in them, in a way they got resulted, so Kilik started to restore their power by absorbing energy...good or bad.
Xinghua- Butterfly's Blessing-
Xinghua as a old holder of Soul Calibur was deeply affected by the Perfect Seed, she was blessed by an old spirit, now Xinghua serves as part of Maxi's crew. Known for her grace in the battlefield, many compare her feints and moves to a graceful dance, like a butterfly dancing and spreading her blessing.
 

Ramus

[14] Master
Althera- She, and the next 3 characters, are part of a traveling group of bandits, she made a pact with a devil to survive the Perfect Seed because her soul was not strong enough, thus she was cursed with a binding mask, the day she removes it is the her soul will be collected. (Removing the mask will give her one last power surge.)


Father Victoriano- A disgraced alchemist pretending to be a catholic priest to use the other people in his group as shield until he gets to one of the sanctuary cities.

Lady in Waiting Eleonorra- Worked for years disguised as a human, she is not very good at fighting but it is a great nurse, she is also a fortune teller, she thinks Victoriano is truly a bad omen.

Thastran- A demon hunter who found out about Althera's predicament and is using her as bait to get a demon soul.


Lithiu- A demon who tired of provoking harm and now helps those in need, but because of his dark nature his blessing are in fact everlasting curses.
 

Ramus

[14] Master
More alternative costumes for the gang.

So Sieg and Sophie are similar because both of them are based on Pat, though, when she is out it will be made with Cassandra, hahah.


Sophie

Amy alternative costume

Tira Scheme for her 2P from SCV
 

Herr-Krieg

[07] Duelist
Very elegant and fine work with all four of them :D! You have managed to elegantly balance the harmony between different shades of white and red considering their colour themes, which makes them a delight to watch for me :). Not to mention of course your appropriate equipment choices for each of them: Siegfried with a different, more elegant knight armor and gear, Sophitias scale armor and equipment resembling her original attire, Amys sophisticated and noble dress and more elegant, exotic alternative choice of clothing for Tiras otherwise rough looking gear. I find your use of stickers fitting with Siegfried, but I don´t really see such brave usement of them in other creations. Your cloth patterning and use of ExEq really shines with Amys dress design :). I wish you could have used ExEq on others designs as well, as I don´t really see them used on them. More screenshots of them would also be nice, like seeing them from different angles.

Nevertheless, good job my friend :D!
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
Amy and Tira alt are especially cute as a button (or two). On Tira (and maybe Amy) you could add some pop through remaining ExEq slots, if any (i guess one at least for Amy :)
 

Ramus

[14] Master
Amy and Tira alt are especially cute as a button (or two). On Tira (and maybe Amy) you could add some pop through remaining ExEq slots, if any (i guess one at least for Amy :)
Hey man, thanks for the comment, Tira is really meant to just use her 2P pieces and Amy uses all the special slots. : )

So, new stuff, I've made this first one, Cinderlotte, as an idea for what a Ashlotte prototype, not much of a back story, but basically the idea is a trashed mechanical doll looking to fight the cult that discarded her.
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Bai-Bao, I've made this character and the main idea was her to be an assassin, so basically she is an spyfor a rich family in China and now she is after Soul Edge info for said family.
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Revenant is back you guys!! I always liked this character for some reason, so I decided to try my hand at making him again.
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Anyways, this is it for now, but I hope you guys like it!
 

Wyldwarrior

[06] Combatant
These are really good I really like what you did with Cinderlotte's eye it really gives it a half finished look and makes her look a little steampunk.
Your Revenant is spot on its almost the way i remember him he could maybe use a stripe pattern to replicate his shorts better other than that he is pretty good.
 

Herr-Krieg

[07] Duelist
Awesome work with this batches CASs my friend ;)! Cinderlottes desing is most intrigueing indeed ;). Altough Ashlotte wasn´t my favorite extra character in SC4 ( that honour goes to Shura ) she still stood out with her robotic design. So creating a CAS resembling her is a nice concept and theme :). Choosing the Automation race was the exactly the right call considering her robotic theme and concept. Equipment choices are also fitting, giving her that Ashlotte vibe with the combination of dress, armour gear and kinda cute middle chest gear and use of ExEq. The colouring theme of dark and metal is also very well done for her rather dark theme, background and robotic nature. What really stands out, like Wyldwarrior already mentioned it, is her right eye covered with the wooden stearing wheel ExEq which really supports her mechanical essence. You could have tried to paint it to look like more metal ofr bronze to make it look like more of a metal piece, as well as added more details to her cloathing through the use of patterns and stickers.. Weapon and style choice of Seong Mina fits and does honour to the Ashlottes style.

Bai-Bao looks like a very nice combination of elegance and dark look to be serving as an assassin for a rich family, as she should according to the theme you have for her ;). Her dress with it´s very elegant design utilizing the western look pattern and butterfly sticker looks just absolutely gorgeous and dark, really fitting her. The use of eyepatch gives her that decisive assassin look together with her mean looking face and hair ornament. She looks just looks so elegant with ther exposed legs covered in net and having delicate looking footwear. The white fur is a nice addition that bring differentiation to her other WISE dark colours. I also like how you added details to her dress through the use of ExEq: the flowers, ribbons on her back etc. Going with Xianghuas style and choice of weapon also supports her elegant and chinese oriented concept. Overall, my favorite CAS of this batch.

Now to be honest I didn´t remember Revenant until I dicussed about it with Wyldwarrior and remembered that Revenant also shows up in SC4 as well, just with a different gear set. Now that I have seen the original design and comparing it to your Revenant I must say you nailed him rather well. The skeleton race choice is right and the equipment choices are fitting. Like Wyldwarrior wrote it, you could however easily give his pants the essence of having similiar cutting like in the original version through the usage of right patterning or stickers. The original designs armoured parts also seems colourwise to be more of bronze coloured rather than grey steel like your version has so you could recolour them as well. As one last advice I would also Place the feathers on his hat to look more like in his original desing to point little bit sideways at the back of the hats helm. Other than these notes, he looks legit.

Overall, a solid batch from you ;). In the future you could take more screenshots of them from different angles and poses so that we could see how they look like from the back. If you really want and can, you can also show us some screenshots as to how they look like in actual gameplay action. Other than that, I enjoyed viewing them :). Keep up the good work, I´m eager to see what you will come up with next ;).
 

Wyldwarrior

[06] Combatant
Awesome work with this batches CASs my friend ;)! Cinderlottes desing is most intrigueing indeed ;). Altough Ashlotte wasn´t my favorite extra character in SC4 ( that honour goes to Shura ) she still stood out with her robotic design. So creating a CAS resembling her is a nice concept and theme :). Choosing the Automation race was the exactly the right call considering her robotic theme and concept. Equipment choices are also fitting, giving her that Ashlotte vibe with the combination of dress, armour gear and kinda cute middle chest gear and use of ExEq. The colouring theme of dark and metal is also very well done for her rather dark theme, background and robotic nature. What really stands out, like Wyldwarrior already mentioned it, is her right eye covered with the wooden stearing wheel ExEq which really supports her mechanical essence. You could have tried to paint it to look like more metal ofr bronze to make it look like more of a metal piece, as well as added more details to her cloathing through the use of patterns and stickers.. Weapon and style choice of Seong Mina fits and does honour to the Ashlottes style.

Bai-Bao looks like a very nice combination of elegance and dark look to be serving as an assassin for a rich family, as she should according to the theme you have for her ;). Her dress with it´s very elegant design utilizing the western look pattern and butterfly sticker looks just absolutely gorgeous and dark, really fitting her. The use of eyepatch gives her that decisive assassin look together with her mean looking face and hair ornament. She looks just looks so elegant with ther exposed legs covered in net and having delicate looking footwear. The white fur is a nice addition that bring differentiation to her other WISE dark colours. I also like how you added details to her dress through the use of ExEq: the flowers, ribbons on her back etc. Going with Xianghuas style and choice of weapon also supports her elegant and chinese oriented concept. Overall, my favorite CAS of this batch.

Now to be honest I didn´t remember Revenant until I dicussed about it with Wyldwarrior and remembered that Revenant also shows up in SC4 as well, just with a different gear set. Now that I have seen the original design and comparing it to your Revenant I must say you nailed him rather well. The skeleton race choice is right and the equipment choices are fitting. Like Wyldwarrior wrote it, you could however easily give his pants the essence of having similiar cutting like in the original version through the usage of right patterning or stickers. The original designs armoured parts also seems colourwise to be more of bronze coloured rather than grey steel like your version has so you could recolour them as well. As one last advice I would also Place the feathers on his hat to look more like in his original desing to point little bit sideways at the back of the hats helm. Other than these notes, he looks legit.

Overall, a solid batch from you ;). In the future you could take more screenshots of them from different angles and poses so that we could see how they look like from the back. If you really want and can, you can also show us some screenshots as to how they look like in actual gameplay action. Other than that, I enjoyed viewing them :). Keep up the good work, I´m eager to see what you will come up with next ;).
I have to agree with what Herr-Krieg said(Shura was also my favorite). Like he said more screenshots would be nice to get a better idea of how each character looks. Other than that its all really good.