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So, here we go!
Here are the entries!
Since the inspiration is late medieval Rome/Constantinople, I went with a design inspired by the Palailogos double-headed eagle.
And here's my sketch for he Avrasian coat of arms under King Fontaine:
A european medieval sword as a symbol for the West, a persian scimitar as a symbol for the East.
Divided by the Omniphorus, though connected by the big arches of the bridge leading through whole of Avras.
The Avrasian Dome as a sign for the holy city, a trader's guild sign to show Avras as the probably most important trading centrum.
The Grail as a relict to Fontaine's origin, the rising sun out of it - symbol for Sunna - also known as "Rising Sun".
The crown to symbolize Fontaine's status and the Avrasian indepence of the Kingdom of Equitaine.
One pic before its painted and one after.
3 divisons on the shield:
-top one goes across the whole shield, just like the bridge leads into the city (of course it can be much more simpler)
-bottom part is two divisions with the middle line being the river, which goes ,,under"the bridge.
-bottom left symbolises the king
-bottom right symbolises the queen
Perhaps a little added background story (continuing where Lich King left off):
The servants guided the man to the throne room, where Fontaine was waiting for him.
"My dear lord I have heard you are looking for the best painters in the city.-said the man while he bowed before the king- You are lucky, I'm travelling through Avras. What is it you need my lord?"
"Hmm-Fontaine grinned a bit as he was looking at the artists clothing which was parading in so many colours even he didnt see before-I do like your enthusiasm painter, but before we talk about what I want you may want to introduce yourself-said Fontaine while beckoning the man to come a bit closer."
"I would be stunned if you have not heard the name Vituccio Adriano, which of course happens to be myself,- said Vituccio while bowing again- or as my friends call me: Vito."
The king was in silence for a moment, because of the boldness of Vito. Not many would talk like this in the presence of him, but Fontaine tought that this is the artists style, just like his fussy coat suggested, which was just as big as the one in it, thanks to the huge padded shoulders and flounces all over it. Fontaine got up from his throne and walked to one of the windows, and continued "Alright then Vito. I would like a new coat of arms for Avras. Do you think you could do that?"
"Not something that is often requested, but no match for my skills my Lord!-said Vito as he laughed a little- Anything specific you would like me to paint on the shield?
"It must represent the great city of Avras, me, the king and my beloved queen, I dont know how exactly, she has this thing for bats. I leave the rest to your skill master painter.- Fontaine waved to the servants to take Vituccio out of the throne hall- What a jerk.-whispered the king to himself while shaking his head.
Thats what I came up with.
Sorry for the rushed sketch, a busy week goin on...
Vae Victis = Might makes Right (roughly)
Wanted to do homage with the colours to the byzantine heraldry shared by Eldan. The symbolism is of binding the west and the east together as already portrayed elegantly by a previous submission, with horse power at the centre of the action. The Equitaini crest is now crowned and defiantly gazing towards its origins in the west, with laurels of victory already displayed about it.
I hope this method works to share images. Let me know.
Anyway, I wanted to show the famous arches of the city of Avras without them being too overpowering. I wanted the crest to be simple enough to reproduce on banners and shields with a little work and to be possible to simplify for your everyday painter.
The weighing scales are a symbol of the great trading city that Avras has always been, linking the East and West. The sun and moon were the excellent idea of the queen. Pitched to king Fontaine to show that Avras trades day and night, a reminder to all potential allies of the riches to be made. Little did he know, that it was a snide joke of hers to show that the forces of darkness were secretly rising above the forces of light within the city. She often found great pleasure in secretly mocking her simpleton husband.
The sun can be painted in gold leaf and the moon in silver for official crests or in yellow and white for the lowly foot soldiers. The scales and arches will be a striking black against the contrasting green and red background. Representing the green fields of Equitaine and secretly the blood pacts of the queen.
As promised here is the colorized version. I hope to report points to sylvan elves with so much effort lol.
I was inspired by this campaign and was delighted to contribute with my quality because I am a poor player.
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Only lemon juice for me.
When is end date for the poll ?
Maybe an annoucement in the ShoutBox or whatever to get more people involved ?GHAÂAÂAÂARN ! — The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young
First T9A player in West Africa
Only lemon juice for me.
When is end date for the poll ?
Maybe an annoucement in the ShoutBox or whatever to get more people involved ?
By the way, thank you very much for giving me so many votes - though it looks a bit weird now seeing myself currently at the top of the poll while I've just set @HKYUGOK (obviously the strongest competitor) out of competition for his awesome contribution. It was absolutely NOT meant to look like I was trying to distort the competition in my favour! Maybe give the other amazing contributions a closer look, they're absolutely worth it!
I have just re-read the rules and the associated points. Of course I give this coat of arms to the project. You can use it freely for the campaign. Do not forget to mention me in return please.
It will be the same if I have time to do other works of art for the campaign.
Have a good day.