#3 The Shaman and attendants

| November 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Shaman is the link between the ancient invisible networks and the struggling posthuman tribe. Most of the tribe’s resources are used to maintain the shaman’s sophisticated, and fragile equipment. Composed of a converted television (on the shaman’s head, facing him), aerials, several desktop computers slaved to a master control, and a wide collection of accessory and input units, the shaman’s “suit” provides an imperfect, but immensely useful wireless interface system and internet uplink.┬áIt is the tribe’s main means of navigation, information gathering, analysis, as well as a primary defensive asset.

A shaman usually spends so much of his/her time in the suit that a nutrient feed is almost always used. When the tribe is stationary, and when resources can be spared, shamans typically spend days sifting through massive amounts of data, trying to reconstruct a knowledge of the ancients’ time, and to rediscover submerged buildings, cities and vehicles where salvage may be found.

 

I feel that I may not have invested enough time into this piece. Nonetheless I am very enthused by this story, and will probably make it into a comic. I will probably do one or two more characters around this idea, and then move on to other things.

Category: Scifi

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  1. Gregory says:

    On the contrary, I think that the ammount of detail and time spent communicates the concept beautifully- between the image and the name, I had a pretty good idea what the story behind them would likely be.

  2. Absolutely love the concept behind this, and I think this piece works really well to communicate it.

  3. bravepigeon says:

    Very wonderful concept! I always love combining technology with ancient, mystical concepts, like you did here, and quite effectively I might add.

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