Aug 4, 2012

Shen Heavy Infantry

This was originally done for Armies of Tekumel, Book 6: The Shen.
The book got cancelled when Tekumel Games went through some (ahem) financial difficulties.
Years later the book did finally get produced...minus all the Shen like the one above.
Maybe we'll find a nice new home for these long-lost Shen...

Please Note: The helmet is adapted from a fierce swamp-creature native to Shenyu; no doubt as a discerning person of good taste in such matters, you have noticed the reinforced split in the top section to allow the Shen's spiny-bits to go all erect without interfering with little things like seeing through the eye-holes, stuff like that. The Shen consider this a design feature, a few fool-hardy monkey-types have tried to exploit this as though it were a design flaw, with mixed results. Usually to the chagrin of the non-Shen.

7 comments:

Joshua said...

Shame, really. Diggin' all the tridlins on this guy.

John Till said...

That's a great image! This Shen means business!

garrisonjames said...

@Joshua: Thanks for stopping-by. We're hoping for a positive outcome to our recent communications with the Tekumel Foundation, which, with some luck, may just open a few doors and allow us to finally start producing some way over-due Tekumel stuff. But we're far from the only creators caught in this back-log. But like anything, our window of opportunity (and frankly personal interest) for this sort of thing is closing.

We' like to do more Shen and stuff...but...we'll see what happens...

garrisonjames said...

@John Till: Yes. The Shen mean business. Glad you liked this one, it is one of our favorites. It would make a good T-shirt, we think...

John Till said...

I agree. I am waiting for the opportunity to buy the image in the upper Rt. corner of the masthead - the Eye-of-Ra Shen in the Space Egg helmet.

garrisonjames said...

Haven't checked this for a good while. Sorry about that. For all intents and purposes, after we finish-up one special project, there very likely will not be any T-shirts or anything else Tekumel-related coming out from us any time soon, probably never. It is a shame, but it is out of our hands.

garrisonjames said...

Almost another year has passed...still no word from the Tekumel Foundation. Still no new Shen-stuff for you folks. We're considering shutting this blog down completely. Doesn't seem to be much point in waiting any longer for the Foundation to get their act together.

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