I'm not sure if this piece is meant to have subtle hints of humor, but I think the squid guys were funny!:) Love 'em, and Barshai of course - makes me wanna get red shades meself. Augest has the awesomest expressions, and I love the fact that she's not portrayed as having gigantic assets, it's a real nice change from the other stuff.
Overall, an interesting storyline ( I know you did tons of weesearch on this, Jeevus) and a crazy bunch of characters! Love it! Just a little suggestion though, perhaps the flow of movement could be a little smoother? Pardon my lack of usage of proper animation terms.