Blending dieselpunk, medieval horror, and dark metal fantasy, Costa Mesa artist Mike Franchina has created an alternate earth where Catholic forces are locked in a never ending paranormal trench war with the armies of hell. He includes a short description with each character, only a few of which I’ve included below. You should go check out the full collection on his ArtStation page. Or better yet, support him on Patreon.
The trenches are considered sacred ground, where the armies of the Church defend against the attacks of the heretics. This Mk. 2 “Seraphim” shell, was blessed by a saint, and given a place of special reverence.
A holy warrior of the trenches. Considers it his religious duty to make pilgrimage to the sacred battlefields to fight the heretic legions. He wears the iron capirote to insulate his mind from the horrors of war.
Lord of Tumors
A high ranking officiant in the Cult of the Black Grail, the Lord of Tumors spreads filth and corruption amongst friend and foe alike.
Sniper priest: blind themselves ritually as a devotion to god, and use only their faith to strike the enemies of the Church. During the Siege of St. Lux stories were told of a sniper priest killing a target 3 miles away.
Procession of the Sacred Affliction
The members of the Procession of the Sacred Affliction purposefully contract leprosy as a form of flagellation. The disease has been passed down from the founder, and is considered a holy disease.
Larval Beast Lord
Depicted here in the moments before the destruction of St.Lux. The Larval Beast Lord seen here is still in its infancy, only one has ever been glimpsed when fully grown, and the recon element that sighted it did not survive.
Paladin of the 3rd Circle
A holy warrior of unparalleled might. Descends into Hell to slay demons within their places of power. Bred from the genes of Christ and trained from childhood in the arts of war.