The first peek (with more pending) at one of the principal characters of Whispers of the Deep. This guy is a taedus use partner to one of the main human characters; a young woman named Veena.
designed a second taedus (another character Divinus works with), to be posted in the future.
A TAEDUS or T.D.S. (Telepathic Defense System) is, essentially, a bio-mechanical (sendai) who's role is to be shield, combat, and investigations, augmentation for a human use partner. These human to sendai arrangements are typically called use systems, in which a human uses a sendai for specialized policer, military, or investigations work.
Some of these use system arrangements are one sided affairs with the human having the controlling influences over the sendai. More commonly it's an open two way mutual arrangement because most humans in dangerous lines of work (policer/investigations) value their skins preferring a reliable combat partner.
This taedus is manufactured by Ileman-Loch (also a manufacturer of Polemon combat FOILs) and is clearly a fifth gen design style. The device on his left arm is not a weapon, it's actually a high powered sensor array, as are the plates on his left leg and back. Taedus are typically extremely custom friendly combat frames so it's not uncommon to see a taedus modding itself frequently.
Divinus Tessko is actually his given name and not a model name. Like most sendai Divinus stands approximately 4 feet tall, give or take. Though sendai are small in size they're fiercely dangerous in combat so humans really have to use some form of sendai use system (usually taedus) to do policer work of any kind.
Digitally inked pencils gray scale toned in CS3.
More stuff pending...