This is the first time I've ever posted this character in any capacity on the web so here's his debut in this image art scene.
This character is one of the first sendai designs ever created for what eventually became Theos Ke Polemos and Theos Ke Basilea. I designed this little fella, along with a great deal of design ideas by my friend and early co-creator Steve Loveland, way back in 1990 (I kid not). The original design was somewhat different but hasn't changed much since.
The character is named Gumbinnen "Gumbee" Sems. He's a Phoenix Myrmidon telepathic defense system or taedus for short. Taedai are essentially combat effective sendai used in military, law enforcement, and private investigations. Gumbee is of the later, a P.I. He's the partner of Heath Wuthering [link]
and they are both members of the Inter-Bloc Private Investigations Organization (I.P.I.O.), based on Indus. They live in the political bloc of Genuań.
Taedi are a necessity when dealing with potentially violent sendai in law enforcement work. The taedus unit has a use bond contract with it's human user (partner) and is an extension of the human user in gathering intel, data, etc. What it sees the human sees, depending on the degree of use flow between the two. Ultimately the taedus unit is what keeps their human partners alive when confronting other deadly sendai.
Both Heath and Gumbinnen have achieved a near legendary status as one of the most efficient and skilled taedus use partnerships working on Indus currently. Their both highly respected by their peers and quite feared by the criminal element. Living in Genuań, a rather progressive political bloc with sendai rights, Heath and Gumbee are more like old friends than a formal partnership. Heath values Gumbee's wisdom and comradeship.
In the scene here Gumbee is disabling (frying out) a keypad lock on a financial institution on Indus. Once the door is opened he'll likely send a backpack drone to investigate first (often done when there are places he can't get to himself, small passages, narrow doors, etc).
I've been pretty busy working on new stuffs so expect more to come
Pencil BG illustration painted in Photoshop CS3 and Painter X. Gumbee is digitally inked and colored in CS3. The illustration is an updated re-draw of a scene from an old uncompleted comic featuring some of these characters.