Design commissioned by Lee Stephen for the Epic series of novels. The unwanted child of Cold War II, and the product of Project Voyevoda: a russian initiative to match or outdo the United States Marine Corps' T-50 series of power armor. The Волосъ (Volos) was a full body suit initially composed of three different layers of high-tech materials that augments the performance of a soldier. The first, outer layer is a sheet of charged carbon nanotube weave, which locally hardens on impact. The second, middle layer is a 0.5cm thick bundle of elctroactive polymer fibers, providing excellent supplemental strength. The third and innermost layer is a bio-sheet designed to regulate body temperature and recycle sweat for later use as drinking water.. All this made the Volos outclass the t-57a "Rhino" in terms of smaller size, invulnerability to small arms fire and physical performance at less than a tenth of the power consumption, and the addition of variable camouflage made it far more ideal for stealthy operations. However, the designers took the design one step further: Predicting the advent of man-portable directed energy weapons, Voyevoda's advanced metallurgics team perfected a Titanium-Coltan alloy with an extremely high melting point, which was then applied to the Volos in segmented sheets.
Despite its impressive capabilities, the suit did not enter mass production: the Second Cold War ended soon after Voyevoda bore fruit, and its bounty would be left to rot.
Years later, the Nightmen resurrected the Coltan variant of the Volos shortly after the aliens struck, updating it with more advanced electronics. Combined with the cult's impressive arsenal, the wearer of this hardsuit becomes death incarnate.