A meeting room deep in the bowels of the Earth, obsidian walls and ebony furniture, shutters over the lamps that give out a dim light, all this adding up for an eerie atmosphere. This place is the heart of the Brahma Corporation an underground facility known as Naraka. Inside this mysterious HQ, laboratories with advanced weapons mixed with the best mystical experts constructing and designing spells and curses, divisions entirely aimed to create perfect soldiers, assassins and destroyers. Each floor of this facility holds dangerous secrets that the higher ups would sell to the best client, and that’s the main income of Brahma, selling death and misery all around the globe. Leading this monster in corporate form is a single man, only known as Mr. Black. He is the only man inside the meeting room that is covered in shadows, but soon several screens start turning on, and the faces of 7 individuals can be seen. The Chairmen of Brahma are as ruthless and as inhuman as their leader, each one an expert in their fields. Mr. Gold, the business manager of the Corporation, Mr. Silver, the lead salesman, Mr. Bronze, the Weapon Master, Mr. Copper, the master of arcane arts, Miss Ruby, the technological expert, Miss Zaphire, the bacteriological expert and Miss Topaz, the chief of security, also known as Catherine Saint Croix, the one that was leading the experiment of the DEVA series alongside with Moon Forest, the crazed scientist creator of the DEVA line always tinkering in the Corporation hidden laboratory in the sky, ShinkaLABS also known as Devakai.
This Chairman meeting was called by Miss Topaz regarding the failure of the DEVA XIX project. –Estimated chairmen, the DEVA XIX Chassis was a complete failure. The corrections we made from the XVIII prototype ended up causing problems in the complete opposite side.- She took a moment to breathe as the specifications of the previous Chassis was shown in the other screens.- XVIII was too machine-like and his A.I ended up becoming self-aware and sentient, turning the Chassis against us considering our directives primitive and our objectives and I’m quoting from it “The fruitless pursue of something that only held value for primitives lifeforms”- Some of the other chairmen laughed in whisper, quickly shut down by Mr. Black clearing his throat. With an emotionless voice, lacking any kind of sentiment or inflection, the Leader of Brahma inquired from the shadows that cloaked his face.- We aren’t here for the DEVA past mistakes, but for its current. How did the XIX fare?- Catherine shivered for a second, as any other member would do considering that they lived on the whim of the man cloaked in shadows.-Yes sir, the XIX Chassis had several adjustments from the previous model, thanks to Miss Ruby, Mister Bronze, Mister Copper and Dr. Moon Forest skills and intelligence this new model had a incredible technology called Evolutionary Drive, also nickname Darwin Drive. With this it could evolve according to the current situation and adapt to any environment. This new Mainframe and A.I combination allowed him to copy skills from living beings. For this advancement and to stop the XVIII situation from happening again we used the brain of the Chassis subject as a processing unit, so he retained most of his humanity but could be turned off and let the Mainframe take control.-
Once again she stopped as she uploaded the XIX file with all the mission debriefing and information about the events. –As you can see in this files the XIX had a promising start giving the Chassis subject a mock social environment allowed us to control his every move. But the flaws of the subjects, meaning the flaws of the flesh started to show up. The Chassis vehicle cognitive process and emotional output start to interfere with his assignments thus we started using the Vajra Device and Vajra Protocols, created to for a better control over the DEVA line.- Catherine took a sip of water, she was scared as the hardest part was about to start.- But the Darwin Drive started evolving over the Vajra Device, and our control started to become erratic at best, this gave the Mainframe and the XIX Chassis more than enough time to repair the cognitive cleansing we made the XIX vehicle go through after every mission. With that and a complete overwriting of the Vajra device control mechanism we had no other strategy that activating the Vajra Protocol Ultimatum. The device exploded and erased the XIX Chassis at an atomic level.- She touched the screen to activate an on-screen video of other Vajra line of weapons in action. Most of the Chairmen knew about this line the crowning gem in Mr. Bronze inventions, he was possibly one of the best weapon makers in the world, capable of constructing death machines capable of destroying entire countries with a single button. – With this said, we had already started the disassembly of the “Nike” HQ, codename Shurakai, and our technical crew is cleaning any traces of our connection to the XIX actions. The responsible for committing the mistake of leaking the XIX actions is already taken care of.-
Mr. Black remained silent for a couple of minutes, while the rest of the Chairmen checked the information sent by Miss Topaz. The Dreadful Leader face could barely be seen as he was shrouded in darkness, but everyone connected to the room saw the hint of a smile in his shadowed face. –Perfect briefing Miss Topaz, inform Moon Forest that he can already start with the XX Chassis as he wanted. Chairmen dismissed.- The communication closed down and the screens were turned off. Mr. Black left the room walking at a serene pace, the Deva project had to continue, he had to create the perfect Bio-mechanical being. He left towards his “day” job, as his brain machinated new strategies and new tactics. Meanwhile 3km over Europe the ShinkaLABS, also known as Devakai, floated. A full industrial city hidden by an advanced field of obfuscation, inside the main building an alarm and all hands on deck were running to find out what was the ruckus about, all except one, the director of this facility, known as Dr. Moon Forest that kept working as the other people rushed in the outer hallway. One of the subordinates entered without delay brining the news. – Doctor! We have an intruder in the facility!- Moon Forest looked at the soldier with a surprised and snark filled glance –How did we get and intruder? He came flying?- The soldier still shivering replied. –No, he used the teleporters, and he is targeting the chameleon field generator.- The Doctor once again looked at the soldier this time with some concern behind his glasses. –Then stop him, how difficult could it be for an army to stop a single man?- The soldier replied rushing one word after the other.- That’s the problem Doctor, he is not a man, he is…-
BOOOOM! An explosion shook the floating city and a weird sound, like an engine being turned off filled the room. The chameleon field generator was destroyed and when he picked himself off the floor the soldier finished his sentence. – He is XIX, the DEVA XIX is here and is trashing the place!- Moon Forest eyes widened in fear, as he knew what the Cyborg he created was capable off. –Activate the emergency protocols! We need firepower to deal with him!- The Devakai emergency protocol dictated to send messages to any superhuman mercenary and pay them in full to stop the situation at hand, anybody who accepted would be teleported to the Flying City and briefed through artificial mental communication. The situation needed to be contained as each minute without repairing the Chameleon Field Generator was a liability for Brahma and even Moon Forest that had a good relation to Mr. Black knew what would happen if he became a liability.