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The Game of Intrigue: Banners and Sigils

Discussion in 'The Baja Roleplaying & Event Alliance' started by WarderDragon, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. WarderDragon

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    The Game of Intrigue: Banners and Sigils

    Below I wish to compile a list of banners and heraldric colors - based on Ultima Lore and Baja Fiction - as a RP Merchant and Smugglers Guide to Interaction.

    Each group is encouraged to contribute. (i.e. The Britannian heraldric image is an Ankh and their colors are Purple and Gold. The Legions of Minax - on the other hand - use a Raven as their Coat of Arms and Red and Black as their Prime Colors.)

    Groups of Interest: Magincia. Dawn. Fernwood. Berg. Umbra. Luna. House Tarrant. House Canzione. House Lagudae. The Protectorate of Yew.

    Items of Interest: Prime Colors. Uniforms. Sigils. Coat of Arms. Heraldric Badges.
     
  2. Lindae

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    In Umbra, the sigil of the current ruling house is a snake and the heraldric colours are red and grey.

    The sigil of my own house is a ki-rin, and our colours are blue and maroon. Each noble family in Umbra has their own banner, although there have been efforts to get us to surrender what is seen as an unnecessary symbol of division.
     
  3. WarderDragon

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    How phallic of them.

    Tell us about this ruling house.
     
  4. Lindae

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    Umbra claims to be a meritocracy (hah!) but even the fairest and most egalitarian group, and groups therein, needs a leader. It just so happens that a single family has held the prime ministership; several positions amidst the High Necromancers; the head of Finance; the Commander of the Guard; and the Arch-Dean of Umbra University - which regulates all schooling within the city-state - for many years. (Obviously these positions are not held by the same person. They are a large family, presumably for this purpose.)

    So they rule by default. Luckily, they are not into inbreeding and blood purity, so there are plenty of marriageable offspring to go around; all of the noble houses are inextricably linked to them through blood, which was also deliberate on their part, as they are assured of allies in the event of an uprising.

    This is not an official organisation, and things would simply go back to the way they were if the entire family were to come to a sticky end. They are unlikely to, however.
     
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  6. Lindae

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    Shafiri.

    ... I could make you a list of all the Umbrian houses if you absolutely craved it. *looks tired* But I don't see why I ought to do you a favour at this point, all things considered.
     
  7. Ashlynn_L

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    Apologies if I'm intruding, but do you mean something like this, Lindae:

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    I thought I'd have a quick attempt interpreting it!

    I have a great love of heraldry (so this thread really interests me!) and it's actually pretty simple and easy to make too. I have lots of brushes, shapes, fonts (the graphical/dingbat kind and all compatible with GIMP I believe) and references for anyone who wants to give it a go. I'm happy to share.
     
  8. Lindae

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    (Thank you! That looks fantastic!

    ...forgive me, but that is possibly the cutest snake I've ever seen.)
     
  9. WarderDragon

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    Mmm.

    I might have to take you up on that offer.