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Sempervians, Reborn, Ultras, Risen, Changelings, and Terran Ghosts are all included in this list of immortal heroes.

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas Bringer of Chaos from books by Kayelle Allen

 

 

When cosplaying Pietas, Nik Nitsvetov revealed aspects of the character's transformation I had never considered. Here are before, during, and after shots as Nik transformed Pietas into the Bringer of Chaos.

Pietas transforms

Watching Nik cosplay Pietas opened my eyes to how the character himself might have envisioned the change from "normal" to "superhero." To be clear, the ritual changes nothing but mindset, but it is effective. It's a clear way for Pietas to accept the mantle of leadership in the face of battle. Watch the video to see the full transformation with music and a voiceover by voice actor Zack Black.

Step 1: Before the Ritual

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The Ritual of Strength tranforms Pietas into the War Leader of the Ultras -- a fighting machine known as the Bringer of Chaos. He earned the title because his strongest Sempervian gift is Chaos, the ability to create chaotic feelings with no outside source. In battle, it mind-dazes an enemy. But with a lover, his gift renders a partner helpless, inundating them with overwhelming pleasure.

He has worn a mask in battle ever since defeating the First Division, a human special-ops group formed to fight Ultras. It came about because Pietas slew an enemy, and blood splashed across his eyes. Thinking the blood belonged to Pietas, the Ultra troops rallied to him and slaughtered the humans. By the end of the battle, the blood had dried almost black. Stories of how their "bandit king" had conquered the First Division filled the night. To his troops, he was now the conqueror of the First Division, and they gave him a new title to celebrate: First Conqueror, War Leader of the Ultras.

Look at the facial expressions as Pietas lifts the mask into place, hiding his true self and preparing to morph into the Bringer of Chaos.

Step 2: Ritual

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Watch the transformation: Pietas morphs into the Bringer of Chaos @nitsvetov_cos @voicesbyzack #SciFi #Cosplay #MFRWhooks

The expression of utter confidence while Pietas is wearing the mask reveals how much performing the ritual affects him. In the left image, he's removing a small knife used in the ritual. The story behind this knife -- I bought it at OutlantaCon a few years ago. It was made from hand-forged metal, a handle of hand-carved wood, and sheathed in hand-tooled leather. One of a kind. In the story (a Bringer of Chaos book not out yet), Six makes this knife and gives it to Pietas. He has used it for thousands of years and it's so fragile he now keeps it in a glass case. He never parts with a gift from a friend if there is any way possible to keep it.

In the second photo, Nik performs the scene where Pietas makes a small cut in his skin, symbolically shedding blood for his people. He heals instantly, but the point is he is ready to die for his people. Look at those eyes. Nik transformed as much as Pietas.

Step 3: After the Ritual

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Watch the transformation: Pietas morphs into the Bringer of Chaos @nitsvetov_cos @voicesbyzack #SciFi #Cosplay #MFRWhooks

When the ritual is complete, Pietas removes his mask. In Origin of Pietas, he paints on the mask with soot from a fire, and right after, he and Six are caught in a downpour. When Six sees Pietas's face, he bursts into laughter and says Pietas looks like a "weapon of mascara destruction."

On the first photo, notice the focus in those eyes as Pietas begins the transformation back to his usual self. The next picture shows him with the mask off and a partial smile. I love that photo. It's the backdrop for my email program. My interpretation of this image is that Pietas is happy to return to his (somewhat) normal life and be who he really is.

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Nik Nitsvetov is a photographer and award-winning cosplayer who often serves as a cosplay judge at conventions. A gamer and anime fan, he cosplays characters from many popular series. He lives in Russia and is a strong supporter of Russian Cosplay. His personal photography ranges from cosplay to portraits and often includes animals and nature. You will find him online through various social media.

The first weekend in September 2018, Nik portrayed Pietas, the immortal king from the Bringer of Chaos series. The cosplay was performed in a live feed from Russia. To take part in future cosplays, follow Nik on Instagram. Exact date and time of these cosplays will be announced. Images on this page licensed and used with permission.

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas the immortal king

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas in the Bringer of Chaos series by Kayelle Allen


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Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas, Bringer of Chaos

Nik Nitsvetov, the man behind the mask

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas, War Leader of the Ultras

Pietas needs no weapon. He is a weapon.

Soomus Bellum. We are war.

More than family. Tribe.

One cannot pretend a ritual, Six.

Watch Pietas perform the ritual of strength

Seeing her, he could believe in angels.

Go ahead, human. Touch me. I dare you.

Do not call me Pi, human.

You don't know the truth, human.

About Zack Black Voice Artist

 

Zack Black

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Zack Black has been a DJ for over a decade and prides himself on his ability to not only rock a party but also read the crowd. Once he has listeners where he wants them, he lets them know who's keeping their feet moving -- all -- night -- long! He is also a motivational speaker and provides daily insights and uplifting messages on Instagram.

As a voiceover artist, Zack's voice is warm, intelligent, and clear. He has a wide range from friendly and fun for commercial aspects and narration, to serious and regal for corporate events and e-Learning.

Zack has performed as Pietas for multiple projects. Pietas is not easy to capture but Zack's voice is close to what I hear in my head when I write. I love hearing him speak my words. Coupled with the performance of Nik Nitsvetov in costume as Pietas, it is a surreal experience.

Zack has astonishing talent and pays meticulous attention to detail. It's a pleasure to work with him every time. Click any of the links below for voice-only samples or hear him as Pietas in two videos, Ritual of Strength, and/or The Ultras.

Want to hire Zack yourself? He's on Fiverr.com.

Zack's performance when Pietas introduces himself is perfect. (5 seconds)

A quote from Pietas, who is found in all the Bringer of Chaos series books. (6 seconds)

This performance as Pietas is a snippet from the Ritual of Strength. (2 seconds)

Ritual of Strength

Pietas ap Lorectic
Immortal King featured in
Bringer of Chaos
Model: Nik Nitsvetov
Voice: Zack Black

 

The words are on the screen, but you will want to hear the music and the voice actor.
Zack's performance is exactly the way Pietas sounds in my head.
It's as if this video was filmed in my imagination and brought to life in reality. I can't wait to share it with you!

Images and voiceover on this page are licensed and used with permission.

Turn on your speakers ~ click play ~ watch full screen

Ritual of Strength performed by Nik Nitsvetov
Voiceover performed by Zack Black
Images courtesy of: Nik Nitsvetov and @by_cosphoto
Video editor Zealot6
Based on the Sci Fi series Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen
Music: Coming of Time by Orchestralis, licensed via Dual Horns Studios Ltd

Ritual of Strength

I am Pietas.
First Conqueror.
War Leader of the Ultras.
As fire has victory over life, so I have victory over my enemies.
I am powerful, as fire is powerful.
I own the wind -- I prevail over the breath of my enemies.
Water submits to my presence the way enemies submit to my will.
The blood of my enemies trickles into the pool of time, is absorbed, and forgotten.
My body submits to my will.
No pain defeats me.
No fear touches me.
My will is absolute.
I am bigger than any fear.
I prevail in every circumstance.
I face every foe.
I vanquish every enemy.
I overcome.
I am indomitable.
I am invincible.


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Pietas in the Bringer of Chaos series

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