This guy’s one concept was done about four years ago (I did block his name out, though I’m not sure it actually matters) and this was before the uniforms had been fully designed – this is an old proto-uniform.  He does still have the belt and the empty scabbard, but due to the manner in which I drew those pages we never actually saw them.  The hood and gloves ended up a little different, and his facial hair migrated from his chin to his cheeks, but other than that he remained relatively similar to the initial design.  His script also changed, over the years – initially he was much less calm in the encounter, and in one of the first passes he even called the group names (that particular bit of dialogue did not survive the initial typing session, much less any of the editing sessions).