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Stoic
04-29-2012, 10:28 PM
As part of both the single and multiplayer experiences of the game, players will get to choose a crest to represent their family or guild. We've already seen tons of player crests being created even though the game isn't out yet.

If you've made one, post it here and tell us a little bit about it!

As a quick reminder, here's the template you'll want to base your designs on: TEMPLATE (http://stoicstudio.com/uploaded/crest_template_final.jpg)

stelly
04-30-2012, 04:24 AM
Going to use my avatar as mine, ripped off a certian TV show, but love it :D

Stelly

Kimberly
04-30-2012, 04:14 PM
I'd love to show you guys my crest, but I can't figure out where to upload custom avatar images. NeonDragon/Jessica designed mine.

Sean
04-30-2012, 04:45 PM
I'd love to show you guys my crest, but I can't figure out where to upload custom avatar images. NeonDragon/Jessica designed mine.

Up near the top, you should see "Settings". Click that and then go to "Edit Avatar (http://stoicstudio.com/forum/profile.php?do=editavatar)" and you should see options for using your own custom aavatar.

Kimberly
04-30-2012, 05:01 PM
Up near the top, you should see "Settings". Click that and then go to "Edit Avatar (http://stoicstudio.com/forum/profile.php?do=editavatar)" and you should see options for using your own custom aavatar.


I see "edit avatar", but no option to upload my own. I only see the "Do not use an avatar" option, and the dropdown boxes for selecting a pre-made one.

Edit: Could it perhaps have to do with the user rights being set up so that regular users can't upload custom avatars? Just a guess.

Sean
04-30-2012, 05:02 PM
I see "edit avatar", but no option to upload my own. I only see the "Do not use an avatar" option, and the dropdown boxes for selecting a pre-made one.

Whoops, I'll fix that up right now... okay, it should be working now. Let me know if you do (or do not) see the option now.

KEK7go
04-30-2012, 05:08 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/34hbd6h.jpg

Here is my Swan. I love Finnish mythology and Swans were sacred animals. Those who would hurt swan would meet their own death, and black swans were usually tied to death, doom and underworld.

Kimberly
04-30-2012, 05:30 PM
Here we are, now I can show off my banner of the enlightened with pride!

Nice swan, KEK7go. I especially like the swirl in the wing, plus yours has some backstory.

SoCalViking
04-30-2012, 06:59 PM
Mine for now and in comments is this "silly" version that the backers who read the comments will understand. In game there will be no hat or monocle.

KEK7go
04-30-2012, 07:05 PM
Monocles and Tophats make everything better. Pitty they are not in the right time frame with vikings.

Also Thank you Kimberly!

Postal
04-30-2012, 07:28 PM
I have a very rough one at the moment, currently my avatar. I'm still refining it.

The dragon loop is a reference to ouroboros, while the book and sword represent the "saga" and combat portions of the game, respectively.

Loki
04-30-2012, 07:51 PM
I'm planning to use this, either in its current form or tweaked slightly.

http://sadpanda.us/images/941967-TFP6M6S.png

It's the crest of the Japanese royal family and doubles as the national symbol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Seal_of_Japan). Crests are important (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon_%28emblem%29) in Japan and tend to look fairly innocuous in any setting, so they lend themselves well to this purpose.

the_steve
04-30-2012, 07:57 PM
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i14/thesteve_2006/001.jpg
Sorry it's pale and blurry. It's a scan of a printout, just got a new computer and haven't gotten the original image files moved over yet.

Anyway, it's a bindrune I designed for myself using anglo-saxon runes. Hidden in it are sowilo, kauno and and mannaz.

Ratatoskr
04-30-2012, 08:23 PM
I'll be fighting under the Banner of the Imperial Squirrel or Ratatoskr for short. Essentially a non-dapper version of my avatar, with another crown where the top hat is.
Sadly I don't have that one on an url and I promised myself I'd use the dapper one as my avatar so unless I figure out a way to paste simple images this will have to do.

I'd love to be able to say that my crest is based off Ratatoskr, the squirrel that lives on Yggdrasil, but that's actually just a happy coincidence. It's really from a running joke I have with my brother about squirrels taking over the world, and the design is based off a family emblem I made him as a stamp a few years back.

Howitzer
04-30-2012, 08:38 PM
I'm still tweaking mine, but I think I've got it pretty close to what the final version will be. I was trying to avoid either an animal or a weapon, as a lot of the ones I've seen are those, and then I remembered the scribe in the promo video writing on the banner, and I thought, "a quill and inkwell would be perfect," so here we are:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57274384/crest6.png

Sharkey
04-30-2012, 08:47 PM
Mine is from the lovely Jessica Peffer as well. My last name is Sharkey, so naturally I wanted a cool shark design, and she delivered!

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/563241_10100850317379110_15921557_55006822_5714086 0_n.jpg

Foster
04-30-2012, 08:52 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539877_10150848122797419_531657418_12322785_167841 9033_n.jpg

Mine's based on the name Foster, a shortening of the word Forester.

I'm probably going to make more crests as well, once inspiration hits.

Suzie Q Sailaway
04-30-2012, 08:54 PM
I think this will be one of my favorite threads- I loved seeing all the awesome crests on the KS comment page!

I'm thinking of a li'l backstory where, like the forums earlier today, my li'l group's village was razed to the ground. All that remained after the carnage were four birch trees standing at the center of the village, miraculously unharmed... kind of a "remember what you've lost; fight to regain what's been taken from you" t'ing for the people to rally around.

Possibly pie as well.
Pie crest. :D

Mastermind
04-30-2012, 08:55 PM
My crest was inspired by Orlanth from King of Dragon Pass, it's kind of simple but I think it's pretty neat and fits the theme of the game.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg94/scaled.php?server=94&filename=orlanth3.jpg&res=landing

Sean
04-30-2012, 09:04 PM
This is actually an old guild crest of mine when I was going to be the Guild Leader for "The Vengeance Agenda" which was our old UO/EQ guild that was getting ready for Shadowbane...

http://www.seandahlberg.com/images/misc/totcf_guildcrest.jpg

We were making a Temple of the Cleansing Flame guild (basically Templars, Confessors, etc) and were ready to purge the wicked! Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), I took my first game dev job at Wolfpack Studios and could no longer lead the guild any my co-leader actually became a Community Manager at Ubisoft (who was publishing the game) so he couldn't either. So while we had a good pre-game presence, the guild never made it to launch.

arafel
04-30-2012, 09:29 PM
http://junsell.home.mchsi.com/images/banners/banner_saga_1.jpghttp://junsell.home.mchsi.com/images/banners/banner_saga_2.jpg
http://junsell.home.mchsi.com/images/banners/banner_saga_3.jpghttp://junsell.home.mchsi.com/images/banners/banner_saga_4.jpg

Trying to decide which of these 4 I like best, though the 3rd and 4th are probably too complex. Also working on a 5th banner.

Ratatoskr
04-30-2012, 09:36 PM
@ Arafel: I'd say the third one is probably too complicated but the fourth might be doable. Once you get it black and white only you can see. But that or a more colored first one would be my vote.

And seriously, is it possible to just paste pictures somehow or do they have to be online somewhere?

croxeye
04-30-2012, 09:47 PM
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii582/hiaziz/crescentmoon_opt.jpg

I feel that this is a good banner for my city :)

arafel
04-30-2012, 10:00 PM
@ Arafel: I'd say the third one is probably too complicated but the fourth might be doable. Once you get it black and white only you can see. But that or a more colored first one would be my vote.

And seriously, is it possible to just paste pictures somehow or do they have to be online somewhere?

yeah i meant to upload the black versions of the first 2 :eek:, it's fixed now.

you have to upload your pictures somewhere before you can post them here

Dark Jedi Dave
04-30-2012, 10:03 PM
Here are the first 4 I've created:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/6968403000_ffce3446d9_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/6968403000/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7087/6968402956_308a928a2a_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/6968402956/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6968660410_abbde978e3_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/6968660410/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/6968402824_297ecfe5a1_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/6968402824/)

Dark Jedi Dave
04-30-2012, 10:05 PM
And here are 4 more! If anyone wants to use one for their submitted crest, You can download the full size on my Flickr page! (click the image)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/6968402654_ed8c341839_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/6968402654/) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7114481567_ea5321cc09_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/7114481567/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/7115186631_070b936153_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/7115186631/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6969096254_b9c086bac4_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkjedidave/6969096254/)

Ratatoskr
04-30-2012, 10:12 PM
yeah i meant to upload the black versions of the first 2 :eek:, it's fixed now.

you have to upload your pictures somewhere before you can post them here

Well then my vote is definitely 1st or 4th, though the second is cool too. You might consider putting the ones you don't use up for adoption for people who can't or don't want to make their own.

arafel
04-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Well then my vote is definitely 1st or 4th, though the second is cool too. You might consider putting the ones you don't use up for adoption for people who can't or don't want to make their own.

Thanks for the input, I do intend to put the unused banners up for grabs.

Kirill
04-30-2012, 11:18 PM
If I was creative I would have totally made a crest! Instead I opted for a poster for my $50 donation haha.

mrboo001
04-30-2012, 11:18 PM
My crest will be my avatar; made by Ian. Link to his site is in my sig.

I wanted a animal not too many people think about when considering Vikings and I though a bull would be a good idea.

moritz
05-01-2012, 01:01 AM
http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3byf29v261rua3n0o1_100.png
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3byf29v261rua3n0o2_100.png
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3byf29v261rua3n0o3_100.png
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3byf29v261rua3n0o4_100.png
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well. i also went a little crazy with the amount of crests i tried... i have my avatar, which i currently plan to submit... and those here up for the taking, if someone wants to adopt one...

you can see them in full detail (vector, and an additional crest. i just resized them as pixel to put on here) at mkcrest.tumblr.com

Cathmore
05-01-2012, 03:38 AM
Jessica is making my crest; however, she hasn't gotten around to it yet. Hopefully she isn't burnt out on crests. I would totally understand if she was.

Evil Laughter
05-01-2012, 03:55 AM
Thinking something based on Odin like a one eyed face, thoughts?

Avantre
05-01-2012, 04:37 AM
Mine, done by Jessica, was based on the classic legend of the 8 legged stallion mothered by Loki (whatever else you say about Loki, he was clearly open-minded), Sleipnir.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2sziaFxEO1r3n4hyo2_400.jpg

stelly
05-01-2012, 04:46 AM
Hey Guys,

Absolutely loving some of your crests and banners, wish I was creative :D

Stelly

Zan Thrax
05-01-2012, 04:54 AM
My current design is set as my avatar image, but I'm not very happy with it yet. I used to draw this: http://i.minus.com/dbzXApn1zV8E0J.png a lot as a kid in school. So rather than going with a wolf skull, axe head or world serpent wrapped around Yggdrasil (as the serpent around the staff in a caduceus) I figured I'd try to create something that (hopefully) won't already have dozens of other similar crests from the 4000 odd people who get to submit theirs.

I figured that since trefoil designs are fairly Norse, I'd start with three blades instead of just the two and then try to figure out some way to make that look interesting. I got this far on my initial attempt: http://i.minus.com/dvGTJeU8HsmHq.png. Ernie (otterpoooka) helped me out with it some, suggesting the wavy whitespace along the blade edges and opening up the gaps between the blades as well. The current iteration is from trying to get the whitespace on the edges to suggest a wavy ocean (I tried to put a longship on the waves but can't draw one well enough to make it look remotely good on such a small area) and the rest is just trying to get something that suggests the Odin horn symbol.

http://i.minus.com/dLd6vKb0REQQU.png

Cygnus
05-01-2012, 07:12 AM
Cygnus constellation (swan).

Skitnik
05-01-2012, 07:20 AM
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3885/crest031.jpg

Here's mine, drawn by myself. It's just a quick draw for the moment, will improve it these days. And it's my beagle, old and fat dog :)

Kaffo
05-01-2012, 07:21 AM
< My crest was designed by the ever talented Jessica. I like otters, but they seem to get ignored as a heraldic animal often, I guess they dont scratch or bite people.

Troll
05-01-2012, 07:50 AM
Here is my current crest
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg820/scaled.php?server=820&filename=groll1redrawnblack.png&res=landing

and the White monocled version
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg502/scaled.php?server=502&filename=groll1redrawnmonocle.png&res=landing

Next I'll try a helmet with a beard.

Shonen Hero
05-01-2012, 07:59 AM
My crest is a design based off my family crest, specifically this one: http://www.heraldry.ws/html/rutherford.html

A dear friend of mine shopped it for me to make it appropriate for submission, and he also removed the outer shield which will probably be represented by the banner itself. As for what the crest stands for, the inner orle/shield represents preservation or protection (something I'm sure my caravan will be striving for a lot in-game...), and when the orle is coupled/shaded the color of crimson it stands for military strength and magnanimity. Once again, all things a Clan should probably have in this post-apocalyptic, viking world. :P

As for the three birds, they are Martlets; mythological birds resembling a swallow, but having short tufts of feathers in the place of legs. As for their usage in my family's crest, to quote a fellow ancestor of mine:

* "The use of the martlet as a charge has two basic meanings in the symbolism of heraldry. The first and most common association is with service in the various crusades in the Middle East and Iberia. The heralds of continental Europe claimed that the beaks and legs were lost in the Holy Land fighting the Muslims. Presumably they were adopted by ancient warriors to signify their surviving a crusade. In England the martlet tends to keep its beak, and the Scottish author of "A System of Heraldry" published in 1722, Alexander Nisbet [a Rutherford descendant and Clan Hume member], stated that in England they also kept their legs, although these were very short. As you can see, all three Rutherford martlets have both beaks and feet.

The martlet has a second signifigance. When the martlet is used as a 'difference' on the shield, it indicates that the bearer is the fourth born son of the owner of the coat of arms. There is, however, no documentation of a Rutherford [or three, one for each martlet] fighting in the crusades or of a 4th son of a Lord Rutherford establishing these arms. Knowing the strictness with which the Scots have historically approached heraldry, the martlets are not placed casually. It's likely that one or both of the possible scenarios is part of Rutherford history."

* Quoted directly from an essay about my family's genealogy and crest, and authored by Gary Rutherford: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rutherford/rutherford_coat_of_arms.htm

blackwolfmajik
05-01-2012, 09:33 AM
<-- my trisk-paw logo will be what I'll send in.
I saw a tribal yin-yang symbol once that I reshaped into a triskele, and then further into a pawprint to go with my pen/art name. I did about 6 versions of the design before I was reasonably happy with the look (I'm a bit of a perfectionist).
The logo has now become a kind of personal talisman for me, and I draw strength from it when I'm having a tough time. I intend to get it as a tattoo at some point, but I'm a sissy about pain and keep putting it off. Maybe the time isn't right yet...


Love the design, Mastermind - I'm a sucker for swirls and storms, ;)

kincajou
05-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Like many others my crest was done by Jessica,
having looked at her first animals i really liked the idea and settled on the raven as a mythological/norse symbol :D
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2pbaa8SIk1r3n4hyo7_r3_400.jpg

Fafnir
05-01-2012, 10:41 AM
http://daseff.de/crest.jpg

This is the first "rough cut", I'll be tweaking it over the time... I chose the bear, because my family-name has the meaning of "little bear" :)

Renessa
05-01-2012, 11:18 AM
Fair Winds and Good Hunting from House WulfGriff!

I've gone through a lot of edits on this image, but it still hasn't quit satisfied my desire to be as accurate and fantastical at the same time; thus I have a second version I pencilled a while ago (https://twitter.com/#!/Renessa47/status/195170182900088833/photo/1). Haven't gotten around to doing a digital draft yet.

kak268
05-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Renessa - The penciled one is quite whimiscal!

Mastermind
05-01-2012, 02:27 PM
Really? Thanks, now excuse me whilst I blush prettily :o

jimmy
05-01-2012, 03:08 PM
Mine was made by Ian: http://gaelvin.tumblr.com/post/21603639995/i-decided-to-post-this-crest-design-by-itself

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2wiook40W1ruorzmo1_400.jpg

It's more or less a picture of my last name Odenholm. Oden being the god Odin in swedish and holm being a small island. I think Ian really got it. I really love the style. Thanks again!!

-Jimmy

lozbuzz
05-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Just knocked mine up in mspaint (don't judge me haha) I used a hammer and saw as im a carpenter and the design on the shield is my family crest, the image is abit of a cliche but nevermind!! just need to ask someone if they can do the design abit more professionally

azlaroc
05-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Here's probably what I'm gonna choose as my crest submission. May be too complicated ( can easily remove some of the teeth ), but I figure that if a fanatical clan had lost its gods, maybe the shamans would create one to worship and keep the people in line.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/Nevur_Moor/MySpace_Postings/multi-limbed_eye_monster.jpg

gschmidl
05-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Mine will be based on this: (minus the stats, and in black and white, of course):

http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1223972.png

kincajou
05-01-2012, 04:19 PM
Azlaroc- Love the "elder gods" feel!

Rambler
05-01-2012, 07:18 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16870123/flogobanner.jpghttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/16870123/flogobanner2.jpg
A variation of a wolf image (specifically symbolising the Fenris wolf) I've been using since I was ten.
Not sure if I'm done with it yet.

ricknbackr360
05-01-2012, 07:51 PM
You may have already seen my crest on the Kickstarter comments, but here it is again. I call it "The Direpug." My wife and I have a couple of pugs and since we started watching Game of Thrones, we've been calling them our direpugs and the sigil of our house. So now I really get to have it as the sigil of my house!


http://i.imgur.com/i6mJI.jpg

opifex
05-01-2012, 08:10 PM
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3df3gnH1r1qhoodao1_400.jpg

Mine is a raven carrying an eye, because I wanted something that invoked the idea of Odin and sacrifice. Largely because I think Odin is the most interesting of the Norse gods. I'm still tinkering with the shape of the beak (this one isn't really correct for a raven, but it looks neat), and when I finish I'll probably drag it into Illustrator to convert it to a vector image and clean up the lines.

MasterG
05-01-2012, 09:59 PM
http://i46.tinypic.com/mlo3uw.jpg

My crest is based off of asian surname totems of my parents, "Cao" and "Wu".

Renessa
05-01-2012, 10:56 PM
Renessa - The penciled one is quite whimiscal!

Haha, thankee! It does look kind of funny in pencil, mainly because I still needed to see the lines despite areas I intend to be black, but hopefully it'll be more regal once I get it into Illustrator. :)

Blistig
05-02-2012, 05:07 AM
[...]I call it "The Direpug." [...]

http://i.imgur.com/i6mJI.jpg

Holy crap that is amazing. :D
Sorry for the unproductive post, but that needed to be said!

riverbird
05-02-2012, 08:06 AM
All of these crests are so amazing! I will have to post mine tonight.

elykar
05-02-2012, 08:58 AM
Man, there are a lot of amazing crests here! Seeing them has put mine to terrible shame... Is Jessica still doing requests and can anybody provide a link to how to contact her? I have a feeling it was in one of the updates but I haven't been able to find it. I'd love a better looking crest, unfortunately I'm no designer or artist. :/

My crest has the Horn of Odin and the Raven, both symbols of the chief deity of the Norse. The three runes at the bottom are mannaz, wunjo & perthro. Meaning (very roughly) Mankind finding joy in the unknown.

Ratatoskr
05-02-2012, 09:01 AM
Man, there are a lot of amazing crests here! Seeing them has put mine to terrible shame... Is Jessica still doing requests and can anybody provide a link to how to contact her? I have a feeling it was in one of the updates but I haven't been able to find it. I'd love a better looking crest, unfortunately I'm no designer or artist. :/

I believe Jessica has stopped doing requests, but if you go over to the "Need help with your crests" thread in the kickstarter section gaelvin or someone else may be able to help you out.

opifex
05-02-2012, 09:08 AM
I don't think Jessica is still taking requests, but there is a thread in the backer subforum for crest help.

elykar
05-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Thanks opifex & Ratatoskr! I'll head over there to see if I can get any help.

Troll
05-02-2012, 09:55 AM
Here I made another try, a beardy helmet
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg687/scaled.php?server=687&filename=beardyhelm.png&res=landing

I'm starting to understand how to make things not too bad (subjective isn't it ?) without resorting to simple tracing over stuff.

Snerf
05-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Leaning towards horn+shield chicken in my profile. My drawing style does not really mesh well with the hard black/white requirements and need to avoid detail, so this has been a good exercise.

Flickerdart
05-02-2012, 01:13 PM
Question on the no text thing - what if it's a) hand-done, and/or b) appropriately stylized? I have a few broad-nib pens and calligraphic brushes that I wouldn't mind breaking out for a sweet little blackletter-style crest.

GorillaGrod
05-02-2012, 01:57 PM
Well I cant post it on here, but you can look at my avatar.

GorillaGrod
05-02-2012, 02:06 PM
Leaning towards horn+shield chicken in my profile. My drawing style does not really mesh well with the hard black/white requirements and need to avoid detail, so this has been a good exercise.

I think your profile avatar one is hilarious and awesome.

Calcufactor
05-02-2012, 02:19 PM
Mine's my avatar. Not particularly Norse, but I like it.

Bevel
05-02-2012, 02:22 PM
http://i.imgur.com/GI71j.png
I made this banner with the intent to depict the world serpent and son of Loki, Jörmungandr, holding on to his tail as he encircles the world tree, Yggdrasil. I enjoyed making it very simple and iconic.

bast_imret
05-02-2012, 08:01 PM
Mine is based on Fenrir, a son of Loki, and foretold to kill Zeus during Ragnarok. This is his dapper version

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6960338630_ce68e0fc4a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bast_imret/6960338630/)
Fenrir feeling like a sir (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bast_imret/6960338630/) by bast_imret (http://www.flickr.com/people/bast_imret/), on Flickr


And his regular version

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/6991256002_d7767dd075.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bast_imret/6991256002/)
Regular Fenrir (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bast_imret/6991256002/) by bast_imret (http://www.flickr.com/people/bast_imret/), on Flickr

I'm also going to investigate a crest based on my last name, as I believe it has some roots in that region.

TheBobWiley
05-02-2012, 08:06 PM
Yggdrasil, courtesy of gaelvin!

TheBobWiley
05-02-2012, 08:07 PM
or my image didn't upload when it said it did??

TheBobWiley
05-02-2012, 08:09 PM
Didn't realize that the avatar and profile pictures where separate...

lamaz
05-03-2012, 06:36 AM
I've got four currently, going to use the one from jessica in the game though.
http://salami.fix.fi/~lamaz/images/llama_tophat_monocle.png

http://salami.fix.fi/~lamaz/images/longboat_pieni.png

http://salami.fix.fi/~lamaz/images/bannersaga_mayan_llama2.jpg
Got this one from Jessica.

http://salami.fix.fi/~lamaz/images/fightingfish_pieni.png

Avantre
05-03-2012, 07:15 AM
Question on the no text thing - what if it's a) hand-done, and/or b) appropriately stylized? I have a few broad-nib pens and calligraphic brushes that I wouldn't mind breaking out for a sweet little blackletter-style crest.

I think it's more a question of modern English taking you out of the ye-olde world to see it there. Same reason to not have an automatic rifle for a banner.

Troll
05-03-2012, 08:09 AM
Mine is based on Fenrir, a son of Loki, and foretold to kill Zeus during Ragnarok. This is his dapper version


Zeus ? Are you certain ? :D
Well Odin and Zeus are counterparts when comparing Norse mythology and Greco-roman mythology. Though Thor is also often cited as Zeus's conterpart due to his attributes, god of storms and lightnings.

jyng89
05-03-2012, 09:59 AM
My avatar's mine :)

Snerf
05-03-2012, 02:52 PM
@GorrilaGrod

Thanks! I initially went for some stylized landscapes but felt that this had more soul :)

Zan Thrax
05-03-2012, 03:09 PM
bast, I really like the sun eating aspect of your Fenrir.

The Monkey
05-03-2012, 03:44 PM
My avatar is mine :) It's a monkey :P

Flickerdart
05-03-2012, 05:32 PM
I think it's more a question of modern English taking you out of the ye-olde world to see it there. Same reason to not have an automatic rifle for a banner.
Right, in which case a script like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Calligraphy.malmesbury.bible.arp.jpg) shouldn't be a problem.

Kaffis
05-03-2012, 06:03 PM
Except writing wasn't typically used on banners. It was hard to sew lettering, and it wasn't easily recognizeable and differentiable as a crest or sigil across the battlefield.

TheBobWiley
05-03-2012, 08:09 PM
Here are 2 crests I had but will not be using in the final game

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q498/TheBobWiley/Skull.png

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q498/TheBobWiley/Yggdrasil.png

Kimberly
05-03-2012, 08:16 PM
Right, in which case a script like this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Calligraphy.malmesbury.bible.arp.jpg) shouldn't be a problem.

Considering Stoic is going to be judging the suitability of crests, why not just shoot them a message? No point in arguing with Kaffis about it; it's not like he's the one making the rules.

Ratatoskr
05-03-2012, 09:05 PM
Here are 2 crests I had but will not be using in the final game

You might consider posting these over in the "need help with crests" thread, so if people want and you're willing they can adopt these instead of making a new one. Though at some point I may make a new thread just for crest adoptions to keep the crest help one a little more organized.

Flickerdart
05-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Considering Stoic is going to be judging the suitability of crests, why not just shoot them a message? No point in arguing with Kaffis about it; it's not like he's the one making the rules.
That's why I posted the question in the first place, thinking maybe they'd see it. I guess sending a message directly does make more sense.

TheBobWiley
05-04-2012, 10:42 AM
ratatoskr, I wasn't sure which to post in, but I saw a few other people post in this thread with free crests, so I just followed suite. I thought there was going to be a crest adoption page, but non so far it seems.

Ratatoskr
05-04-2012, 11:41 AM
ratatoskr, I wasn't sure which to post in, but I saw a few other people post in this thread with free crests, so I just followed suite. I thought there was going to be a crest adoption page, but non so far it seems.

That's why I'm about to make a thread for that over in the Kickstarter section, so if you want to post yours there too go ahead. And I finally got images to work, so here's my actual crest while I'm at it as opposed to the dapper avatar.

http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p630/Rtoskr/Banner%20Saga%20Crests/Imperialsquirrel3-blackboth.png

DarkWaterSong
05-04-2012, 01:47 PM
I am still looking around if their is a simplified phoenix I could use, but I am going with this one for now.
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9394/bannersaga.jpg

lionheart5656
05-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Here is my crest that Skitnik was kind enough to make for me:

http://i.imgur.com/YYvPS.jpg?1

girladventuring
05-06-2012, 11:34 PM
Mine's my avatar-- altered a version of my favorite hometown symbol (seemed appropriate!) and a sun/gear for both my love of anachronisms and steampunk, and a reminder of the necessity of each small part to create a functioning whole. Or something like that, I'm sure.

mentallyinept
05-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Mine is my avatar. A grasping hand with an inscribed eye.

http://imgur.com/YTfUp.png

TheWhiteRose
05-07-2012, 09:27 PM
All the credit goes to gaelvin for this one:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3oeb4TJg21ruorzmo1_250.jpg

Xoonaka
05-08-2012, 09:55 AM
My crest is going to be my avatar, I don't really have a good place to upload it right now.

I've been using a variation of this symbol as my personal crest for a while now, so it'll be pretty cool to see it translated into game.

DeviantDynasty
05-08-2012, 11:31 PM
Here's the latest version of my dragon crest. I might make changes to it.

http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt248/lindanmc/Dragon256x256v2.png

gaelvin
05-09-2012, 01:22 AM
Here's the Crest I will be submitting, and as my avatar in it's colored form.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2r0c80Awr1ruorzmo1_400.jpg

Duckvader
05-09-2012, 03:05 AM
Quick Question when are the crests due?

SpiderCVIII
05-09-2012, 09:16 AM
Here's the finalized version of my simplistic "Moon of the Sun" crest.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/SpiderCVIII/MoonoftheSun.jpg

Praise the sun!

Kimberly
05-09-2012, 11:52 AM
I'm honestly not sure anymore which crest I want to submit. While I love the one NeonDragon made for me, I think this one also deserves an upload:

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o196/KnightofTruth/Hydra-1.jpg

It's up for adoption, if anyone wants it!

azlaroc
05-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Here's one that I have in progress that I probably throw up later as an adoption. Don't really know whether to turn it cthulhu-like with wings, or change it around a bit into a mind flayer. Bad thing is, it could go both ways and I'm having a hard time deciding which way to go.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/Nevur_Moor/MySpace_Postings/tentaclehead_inprog1.jpg

Javaman
05-10-2012, 07:00 PM
Well, Illithids are actual, copyrighted material for Wizkids, so I wouldn't go that route. Too much chance of it getting rejected.

gaelvin
05-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Quick Question when are the crests due?

Stoic hasn't started to accept submissions for upload yet... I expect they'll make an announcement here and/or do another Kickstarter Update when that's ready to happen. In the meantime we have time to play around with ideas. There're a couple of threads in the Kickstarter sub-forum to help folks with their Crest designs.

Eberict
05-13-2012, 06:43 AM
Finally my internet allows me to do this!

http://i.imgur.com/vDt7X.jpg

This is my crest of the Sandfire. It's not entirely in keeping with the Viking theme, but Sandfire has been my fantasy game stronghold/guild/ship/ideology go-to for over a decade now. It represents transformation from hardship and arduous journeys, and eventual apotheosis. The flames on either side of the sun are meant to be Promethean in nature.

In Banner Saga, through its depiction of an eternal sun blazing down from up high, it'll represent an acceptance of a changing world and an understanding that men too must change. (At least it will to me, haha.)

Oh, because this bears mentioning, my crest was designed by Jessica Pfeffer, a good friend of mine from gaming! She's amazing.

kincajou
05-13-2012, 02:17 PM
Eberict, i was wondering where your logo came from :) nice to get some insight behind it!

Eberict
05-14-2012, 05:06 AM
Haha, it is nice to know others were thinking about it. I'll admit, though, I was almost ready to break tradition when I saw your raven. I have a soft spot for crows and ravens, and Jessica does amazing animals (not surprising since her job is about drawing dragons and mythical beasts), so it was really tempting.

Lord Huginn
05-14-2012, 09:35 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GupQfNhi48Q/T7G--yq4zQI/AAAAAAAAAKk/oPwIvColud0/s256/Memory%26Thought256x.jpg

The gods are dead ... Odin's Ravens, Huginn and Muninn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huginn_and_Muninn), now serve the Longship.

It may be slightly too complicated; i'm working on simplifyin' it.

nerfski
05-15-2012, 09:27 AM
My crest is an illustration based on a photograph I found in a book of viking art that really stood out to me. The caption in the book read that it was the end of a tent post found at an archaeological site. Any guesses on what creature they were trying to represent? Some kind of sea monster?

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hA9k1o6xtcQ/T8deKhcredI/AAAAAAAAAeg/lEp1K_X_iJ0/s256/VikingTentPost.png

Aaron
05-15-2012, 09:05 PM
So I finally got around to making a few crests. These are traced from the crest of my Scottish clan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Macdonald_of_Clanranald).

http://i48.tinypic.com/5l5md3.png

http://i47.tinypic.com/357prg3.png

http://i48.tinypic.com/1zm03mp.png

kincajou
05-16-2012, 08:29 AM
So I finally got around to making a few crests. These are traced from the crest of my Scottish clan

the second looks nice, i'd be tempted to make the cross more windy/twirly , make it look a bit like a wooden cross (i'm not a fan of straight lines :P )

Lukas The Dead
05-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Well, I've been fighting with this for a while, but I think I've got something I'm happy with.

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/Lukas_Smith/crestltd-1.jpg

After making it I thought, "It's got something very Aku from Samurai Jack about it."

kincajou
05-16-2012, 04:44 PM
After making it I thought, "It's got something very Aku from Samurai Jack about it."

just my thoughts!

DanW
05-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Here's my first attempt.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49671598/skull.gif

A little busy; I need to tweak it.

Rhian
05-17-2012, 05:40 AM
Here's my work - probably not suited for a Crest :D But I like it nontheless

It shows the tree of life and the triple moon, two pagan symbols I favor the most. The raven is my personal sigil I use as Avatar most of the time ;-)
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/138/0/0/crest_of_clan_life_bringer___the_banner_saga_by_rh ian_skyblade-d506p3u.jpg

Here is a smaller version, maybe better suited if this is not too flimsey.

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/138/a/f/afdd4918c1400ea73bd0a9ccab8fd416-d506ooh.jpg

Any hints and tips for tweaking are welcome. I work with Photoshop and started to use Illustrator :)
The original file was a handdrawn line-art - done with pencil and then scanned.

Troll
05-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Just wow to your work Rhian, it would be quite a sight to have a forged steel crest like those.

SinoSamba
05-19-2012, 04:39 PM
Wow, such nice crests. I have no artistic talent so I had to search for what I wanted. It's just a stylized version of the Chinese character for tiger.

Eberict
05-19-2012, 11:49 PM
Wow, such nice crests. I have no artistic talent so I had to search for what I wanted. It's just a stylized version of the Chinese character for tiger.

But it's a very handsome tiger/creature. Definitely a crest I'd consider using, actually.

Ezaviel
05-21-2012, 09:59 PM
Mine looks a bit weird, I think I will need to tinker with it. I might have to settle for one of the wolf heads or something. It's the device of my SCA Household, Wulfcynn (we are a saxon household).

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/harbinger_mikey/Wulfcynncrest-1.jpg

Rhian
05-24-2012, 08:23 AM
Just wow to your work Rhian, it would be quite a sight to have a forged steel crest like those.
Thank you Troll :)
Well, if that is possible I would be pleased to see this in game :D if not, I will get a cloth-print on one of those huge "celtic cloth" thingies and put it on a wall at home.

Taro Tarosen
05-26-2012, 05:23 PM
Here is my crest, a tribute to my cat Taro Tarosen, a great warrior of the forested regions from whence he came. His scarred visage only hints at the carnage he had witnessed, endured and caused.

http://s13.postimage.org/kawp1ayif/Taro_Tarosen_Banner_Saga.jpg

DarkWaterSong
05-28-2012, 02:58 PM
I am still looking around if their is a simplified phoenix I could use, but I am going with this one for now.
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9394/bannersaga.jpg
Thanks to gaelvin (http://stoicstudio.com/forum/member.php?491-gaelvin), I now have this pretty one:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4nvf3NxwC1ruorzmo1_400.jpg

Oh and I hope the sun makes it in as well. I love that image, and while the phoenix is my personal thing...I think the sun disk really fits the game.

azlaroc
05-29-2012, 01:46 PM
Well, after some thought, maybe my first choice for submission may not get approved... lacking norse? So I threw together a longboat out at sea as backup submission. And, hey, if my first choice gets passed, I could throw this up for adoption.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/Nevur_Moor/MySpace_Postings/longboat.jpg

Oktober
05-29-2012, 07:55 PM
So are you guys just using MSPaint to whip these up or what? Am I missing something?

azlaroc
05-29-2012, 08:07 PM
Mostly for me, I hand draw the initial image, or a series of pix, and scanned them into Photoshop. Sometimes I'd pull a number of images from google to give me ideas for the finer details, or sometimes slap them together to make a new image. Anyways, after all that, I throw them all in illustrator ( used to be freehand, until all our towers were replaced with corporate-controlled ones ), and just vector the pieces and parts together, adding detail and overlapping lines. After saving all that as a final eps or illustrator file, I drag that back in photoshop and raster the final image, with minor tweaks here and there.

I know I take a lot of extra steps than most people here, but that's what I'm comfortable with. Granted, I normally don't do this except every once in a while compared with obviously better artists found here.

Oktober
05-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Wow.

Yeah. I think I'll just wait.

myherozero
05-30-2012, 08:35 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7305469292_edb8d957c3.jpg

Something somewhat simple. Just wanted a zero design.

Ratatoskr
05-31-2012, 09:16 AM
Your image isn't working for me at the moment, though maybe other people are getting it.

kincajou
05-31-2012, 10:43 AM
not seeing the image either

edit: i assume however that it's your avatar

Bluur
06-04-2012, 02:04 AM
http://i.imgur.com/wCxsP.jpg

Turned my GFs dog into a viking design.

blackwolfmajik
06-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Here is my crest, a tribute to my cat Taro Tarosen, a great warrior of the forested regions from whence he came. His scarred visage only hints at the carnage he had witnessed, endured and caused.

http://s13.postimage.org/kawp1ayif/Taro_Tarosen_Banner_Saga.jpg

Cool concept, only suggestion I have is to make the teeth and scars a little bit bigger/thicker so they're more noticeable across the field. (Look at your avatar as an example size.)

Snerf
06-05-2012, 09:33 AM
@Bluur Japanese Chin, nice :)

Mudfly
06-07-2012, 04:56 PM
I've always really liked foxes so i thought i would have one on my crest... I have a few different versions but they all basically look like this.
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1173/bannersagavapen.png

Taro Tarosen
06-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the tip.

Snerf
06-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Anyone know if they are taking crests yet?

Ratatoskr
06-13-2012, 04:04 PM
Anyone know if they are taking crests yet?

I'm pretty sure they said they'd send out an email when they were actually taking crests. As it is I think they've only put out the template so far and we're all just getting ready for when they actually do start accepting them.

RocksandKittens
06-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Thank you so much gaelvin! It looks so clean and sharp :) I really appreciate you taking time to make this. I tried to set it as my avatar and profile pic too. Thanks again!!

RevDrWillman
06-15-2012, 05:37 PM
I am worried that the one I intended to use might be too complex now
http://www.trademarkia.com/services/logo.ashx?sid=73114048

Futhark
06-15-2012, 07:53 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22744006/windsnake/windsnake_banner.jpg

This is a design I created back in '99 for a tattoo I got on my chest. It's been my own personal sigil ever since. Having it on a banner in-game would be amazing.

Repoman
06-16-2012, 03:18 AM
By the masterful Gaelvin:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4whv6mmAi1ruorzmo1_400.jpg

It is of one of Odin's ravens, Huginn "Thought". Based on a similar tattoo on my back, it depicts Huginn capturing his life line with the runes Uruz "Persistance, survival", Perthro "Unknown, prophecy, magic" and Algiz "Strength, courage". In Viking culture it was believed fate was determined and your life line was set by the 3 norns. Personally, even though I accept the concept of fate I choose to fight against it, making my own way in life. Thus I have Huginn who represents thought in the act of taking his own life into his own hands, no matter the outcome and going forth into the unknown with courage.

So as a tattoo, I thought it fitting for a banner in a game where it seems like a tribe of people are about to do the same. :)

Oddllama
06-18-2012, 02:28 PM
I've got four currently, going to use the one from jessica in the game though.

Shoot. This is going to make my own crest design process more challenging than I anticipated.

Geburah
06-18-2012, 03:50 PM
I've been experimenting with some Viking inspired designs: name the memes and/or video game references. ;)

What do you guys think? Any feedback? Any suggestions for other things to spoof?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/Victorian_Goblin/Collected.jpg

Lukas The Dead
06-22-2012, 04:32 AM
They look really neat! They look a little like cave paintings out of a Scifi movie to me. I really like the one in the bottom left.

There are two down notes I might add. 1) The triforce is not a copyrighted symbol on it's own, but it might be too close for them to want to touch, so you might want to check with a colored name if you can. 2) The curve in the genial regions . . . maybe a little too much like a uterus. Not that females in the banners is a bad thing, but it might not be the impression you are going for.

kincajou
06-22-2012, 04:44 AM
very impressive, somehow though i'm gettong more of an aztec feel from the two on the top left, on reflection i think it might be because of the "square" fingers and broad noses

Geburah
06-25-2012, 08:00 AM
Sorry, double post.

Geburah
06-25-2012, 08:02 AM
They look really neat! They look a little like cave paintings out of a Scifi movie to me. I really like the one in the bottom left.
Thanks - they actually are inspired from the figures seen on this norse runic stone:
http://runes.verbix.com/images/So101%5B0%5D.jpeg
Viking designs sometimes do look very Aztec, especially the snake-head designs.


There are two down notes I might add. 1) The triforce is not a copyrighted symbol on it's own, but it might be too close for them to want to touch, so you might want to check with a colored name if you can. 2) The curve in the genial regions . . . maybe a little too much like a uterus. Not that females in the banners is a bad thing, but it might not be the impression you are going for.For the Triforce, yeah, I know. I'll probably change that figure if I decide to send it in... I did it more as a joke/fun exercise. Same for the "arrow to the knee" (top right), "Look at all the F***s I give" position (bottom right) and the draugr (Viking undead) slaying scene (bottom left).

The spirals are actually found in the original Viking figures, and I don't mind them - I think you'll find the Vikings weren't supremely aware of what fallopian tubes looked like. ;)

One I'm working on now is a little different and doesn't quite work is a martlet done in a Viking style, based on this fibula of a raven:
http://www.uppakra.se/backup/images/arkeologi/big/f07.jpg

The crest:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/Victorian_Goblin/Norsebirdnarrow.png

I'll probably have to modify the wing position so it fits into the crest box better, and maybe simplify some elements.

kincajou
06-25-2012, 11:26 AM
i like this last one best

Geburah
06-28-2012, 04:55 PM
Thanks! Here it is, more "crest friendly":
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v708/Victorian_Goblin/Swiftcrest.png
I think I'll be using this one for the game!

Violentvixen
07-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Oarfish! Because Oarfish are crazy and really do look like something out of mythology.

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/oarfish-1.jpg

It needs some cleanup and a lot of detail won't work once shrunk down, but the general idea is there!

Veringatorix
07-24-2012, 02:12 PM
Some really cool designs here, mine is still a work in progress but the idea is there.
http://s9.postimage.org/ntpoue8wd/final.png

kincajou
07-26-2012, 05:43 AM
Some really cool designs here, mine is still a work in progress but the idea is there.
http://s9.postimage.org/ntpoue8wd/final.png

if you use inkskape to draw your design in a digital form you should be able to clean out the "wobbles" in the straight lins (assuming you want to do that)

RocksandKittens
08-02-2012, 10:51 AM
My avatar is going to be my crest. Made by gaelvin! A raven/crow on a well holding a pecan branch :)

Cathmore
08-08-2012, 08:15 PM
I still don't have a crest. I'm not much of an artist myself.

MetalPhil
08-09-2012, 11:42 AM
Hi! I'm Phil, and I'm new here. THought I'd share my preliminary crest.

http://www.dysthymicjoy.com/TBSCrest.jpg

That's right. Squirrels... My family's crest irl is these three squirrels, so I thought I'd go that route.

Anyway, it's not done yet. Debating getting rid of the circles and it's not perfectly even.

kincajou
08-09-2012, 02:40 PM
I still don't have a crest. I'm not much of an artist myself.

you can look if any of the crests up for adoption appeal to you

Ratatoskr
08-11-2012, 06:53 PM
Hi! I'm Phil, and I'm new here. THought I'd share my preliminary crest.

http://www.dysthymicjoy.com/TBSCrest.jpg

That's right. Squirrels... My family's crest irl is these three squirrels, so I thought I'd go that route.

Anyway, it's not done yet. Debating getting rid of the circles and it's not perfectly even.

Nice. I'm glad I won't be the only person submitting a crazy squirrel crest. I kinda like the circles, though symmetry would probably help. And if you look at the squirrels right it kinda looks like they have no arms and two heads. Or are they supposed to be like that?

Ezaviel
08-14-2012, 06:22 AM
Nice. I'm glad I won't be the only person submitting a crazy squirrel crest. I kinda like the circles, though symmetry would probably help. And if you look at the squirrels right it kinda looks like they have no arms and two heads. Or are they supposed to be like that?

I assume their front legs are holding a nut out in front, thus they kind of merge in the silhouette to form the "second head" you see.

Ratatoskr
08-14-2012, 09:49 AM
That makes sense. I still think it looks cool either way so it was more of a mention than a suggestion to change anything.

xloud
09-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Is there going to be a formal crest submission? Are we supposed to just embed them with an IMG tag?

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o605/SethBourn/c54826f5.jpg

Flickerdart
09-16-2012, 06:59 PM
We'll be alerted of the official crest submission period well ahead of time, and will get a final set of guidelines at that time. Considering that the game itself is launching Q1 2013 or something like that, I imagine this will be pretty soon. Coinciding with Factions, possibly.

Pinbot
10-01-2012, 06:52 PM
See avatar--nested 7-points stars. I've liked 7-stars for a long time--they're scarcely more work as a doodle than 5's and you get the fun of two variants.

I find the {7/2} messes with the eye which wants to resolve it into an squares {8/2} or triangles {6/2} so it's kind of 'slippery'. The {7/3} on the other hand is visually stable. So the nested juxtaposition of the two 7's hopefully highlights the contrast but also emphasizes their kinship and I like to think it yields a single element with a chaotic/dynamic surface around a stable/ordered heart. (pretty funny how over-theorized that simple shape is, eh?)

For the crest, the slight inflation of the 7/3 and the deflation of the 7/2 makes the whole thing feel a little more organic, makes it easier to see at the small scale, and differentiates the two elements.

THE_Spearman
10-01-2012, 08:43 PM
see avatar. Snarling sabercat.

jpackard
11-30-2013, 06:23 PM
Here's my crest design. I'd love some feedback, its a Thor mask/face. 130131

I'm willing to help others too! Just let me know!

Aleonymous
12-01-2013, 03:15 AM
Awesome design, and the banner colors (gold on purple) work very well too. Thanks! I hope more of you guys post their crests here.

jpackard
12-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Awesome design, and the banner colors (gold on purple) work very well too. Thanks! I hope more of you guys post their crests here.
Thanks! I really appreciate it! I'd like to see more crests posted as well.

Aleonymous
12-01-2013, 05:18 PM
For a "sneak peak" of the crests & banners, you can check out the contents of this folder (http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/). However, I'd like the members to formally introduce their banners & crests, like you did, jpackard.

Geburah
12-01-2013, 05:41 PM
My contribution (very loosely based on my family's crest, featuring martlets):
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Kuba
12-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Nice one, Geburah.

raven2134
12-01-2013, 11:55 PM
Indeed very nice new crests guys!

Haruna
12-02-2013, 01:46 AM
At the last minute, I made my Coelacanth! See Avatar. I'll try to make some more variation banners.

I really wanted to make a Jellyfish or even the mighty Tuna but I don't have much time.


Oarfish! Because Oarfish are crazy and really do look like something out of mythology.

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/oarfish-1.jpg

It needs some cleanup and a lot of detail won't work once shrunk down, but the general idea is there!

FELLOW FISH BUDDY! *High Five*

Aleonymous
12-02-2013, 01:57 AM
My contribution (very loosely based on my family's crest, featuring martlets)


At the last minute, I made my Coelacanth! See Avatar.

I like how the animals in your crests are stylized so that they fit in the nordic theme of the game. I am referring to those spirals decorating their body/wings etc. Well done!

Haruna
12-02-2013, 02:36 AM
I like how the animals in your crests are stylized so that they fit in the nordic theme of the game. I am referring to those spirals decorating their body/wings etc. Well done!

Thank you kindly, I struggled with my design for ages. I just made an outline of the fish, put the basic details like gills and made a portion of this spiral, then just put it wherever seemed good: :D
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I hope you'll use my fish :3

Aleonymous
12-02-2013, 04:11 AM
Thank you kindly, I struggled with my design for ages. I just made an outline of the fish, put the basic details like gills and made a portion of this spiral, then just put it wherever seemed good: :D I hope you'll use my fish :3

So many good options, that we (non-backers) will have a hard time chosing! :D Your actual banner design and colors also look very nice...


http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_2765.png

StandSure
12-02-2013, 09:43 AM
jpackard and Haruna, I love what you guys have done. Both look great and the color choices are nice as well.

kahlzun
12-02-2013, 06:04 PM
Here's my one:
http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_6608.png

Aleonymous
12-03-2013, 02:31 AM
That's a mean devilish toothy horned grinning crest :) The colors look nice, but I think that your design needs a little "polishing/rounding", meaning that it looks somewhat pixelated & rough-around-the-edges.

Steak
12-03-2013, 03:45 PM
well, it's not the cleanest design I've ever crafted, but I rather like it. I wanted the design to look "loose" like it was painted quickly with a single wide brush.

the mythology in my head is that it's the symbol of a band of mercenary warriors brought together under an ill omen. maybe they are survivors of an attempted conquest that took them far into a southern region where they learned respect for scorpions and barely made it out alive?

anyway, enjoy!

Aleonymous
12-03-2013, 04:51 PM
well, it's not the cleanest design I've ever crafted, but I rather like it. I wanted the design to look "loose" like it was painted quickly with a single wide brush. the mythology in my head is that it's the symbol of a band of mercenary warriors brought together under an ill omen. maybe they are survivors of an attempted conquest that took them far into a southern region where they learned respect for scorpions and barely made it out alive? anyway, enjoy!

I like the concept. The colors work well with the scorpion. Was an option for black-on-yellow, to better fit the actual colors (bug-on-sand)? Although the setting for Banner Saga is mostly Nordic, you back-story adds to it :) Vikings that have traveled to the other side of the world to see bizarre things, like seas of sand!

Wordplay
12-03-2013, 09:27 PM
Well, the real life Vikings ranged from modern day Greenland in the north, to Iran in the east, and, to Turkey, Italy, and North Africa in the south, so it's not that far fetched.

Myll_Erik
12-05-2013, 10:26 AM
You folks have created some kickass banners so far! Well done!

Violentvixen
12-05-2013, 10:43 AM
FELLOW FISH BUDDY! *High Five*

Ha, thanks.

I'm quite happy with the final version:

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_5233.png

Alaskanzen
12-05-2013, 01:57 PM
Imperio lives baby! :)

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ArtsAngel
12-06-2013, 06:52 AM
These are all so awesome!

Mine's a little last minute, but like many others, decided to viking-erize the main element of my family crest:

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/crest_5133.png

Aleonymous
12-06-2013, 07:13 AM
Imperio lives baby! :)

A banner, within a banner... Inception!


Mine's a little last minute, but like many others, decided to viking-erize the main element of my family crest:

Excellent. I like your color-choices too...

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_5133.png

raven2134
12-06-2013, 08:14 AM
That's crazy wicked man! It looks reaaaaally cool

StandSure
12-06-2013, 09:19 AM
I love it. So much great art on display in the crests. You can tell that the art style of the game has definitely attracted a lot of people with an eye for it. Arnie should be very pleased!

Blooshoo
12-06-2013, 12:24 PM
*swoops in at the last moment* Totally humbled by the other submissions but I figured I'd throw my crest up here too anyways :3

May I present to you,
my viking riding on a giant turtle. Or perhaps it is a very tiny viking riding on an average sized turtle. You can decide.

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_46122.png


Once again AWESOME work, all of those banners look professional! Great job everyone.

Aleonymous
12-06-2013, 12:51 PM
May I present to you, my viking riding on a giant turtle. Or perhaps it is a very tiny viking riding on an average sized turtle. You can decide.

Very nice! I'll take the tiny-viking version :)

Myll_Erik
12-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Love some of the designs you folks have created!

Bob
12-07-2013, 02:48 AM
Mine's past the midnight mark but I still uploaded it : /

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_1092.png

Bob
12-07-2013, 02:54 AM
This is based on a Scandinavian artifact I saw.

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_1092.png

Aleonymous
12-07-2013, 03:04 AM
Mine's past the midnight mark but I still uploaded it : /

Awesomely styled (those intertwined things) and all, but... what is it? :D I think that upper-left part looks like a head of something...?

EDIT --
This is based on a Scandinavian artifact I saw. OK, that's settled ;)

Anolev
12-07-2013, 03:51 AM
This is what I wound up with...

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_9428.png

Aleonymous
12-07-2013, 04:39 AM
This is what I wound up with...

Just wow! :eek:

Bevel
12-07-2013, 12:03 PM
I feel a little self conscious with all of these amazing banners popping up, but I'm happy with mine too.

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EDIT:
I don't know how to post a bigger size.

Aleonymous
12-07-2013, 12:30 PM
I feel a little self conscious with all of these amazing banners popping up, but I'm happy with mine too.

A snake, around a tree. The snake also looks like a crescent. Cool! :)

PS -- To embed any image from the net, use the following in your post...

URL
In your case -- URL == http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_213.png

oakenspirit
12-16-2013, 03:33 PM
Here's how mine ended up- Missed the deadline because I didn't see the post but I am happy to make it in the game at some point. :)

http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_13637.png

Aleonymous
12-16-2013, 06:27 PM
Here's how mine ended up- Missed the deadline because I didn't see the post but I am happy to make it in the game at some point. :)

Very nice. Say, is it "double sided"? The base of the dragon's tail looks a bit like the head of a wolf... Interesting :)

Kuba
12-17-2013, 12:38 PM
I see both dragon and wolf too. But it is very cool and nicely done.

oakenspirit
12-17-2013, 06:10 PM
Aye- it is intended to be both- Dracowolf, I call it- :)

Haruna
12-17-2013, 07:59 PM
Thank you all for the kind comments. :>


Aye- it is intended to be both- Dracowolf, I call it- :)

Very clever design, nicely done!

TheBobWiley
12-19-2013, 01:06 AM
Here are the 4 versions of my crest I need to decided from... any help and input would be appreciated!
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http://stoicstudio.com/forum/heraldry/heraldry_342.png

Aleonymous
12-19-2013, 02:39 AM
Here are the 4 versions of my crest I need to decided from... any help and input would be appreciated!

Very nice design. I think the red banner works best. The diagonal slashes don't look so good, but the green/yellow colors are nice. Is there a vertical-slash banner with green/yellow, e.g. like this

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/99633386/TBS_heraldry_342_Modded.png

TheBobWiley
12-19-2013, 03:53 AM
unfortunately there isnt.... that looks really cool though.

Aleonymous
12-19-2013, 06:32 AM
Just as they allowed changing the color of the design, I'd have allowed (some) liberty for the color of the background/banner too. Perhaps they wanted to save people for ruining the game's theme with cyan-on-pink banners :D

StandSure
12-19-2013, 08:40 AM
Here are the 4 versions of my crest I need to decided from... any help and input would be appreciated!

Actually, I kind of like the diagonal slash ones for you, esp. the green/yellow. It would be nice because I don't think there are as many of those compared to the red one.

TheBobWiley
12-19-2013, 01:19 PM
I do like the Green/Yellow slash because its more "earthy" colored, and since this is the tree of life......

MetalPhil
01-13-2014, 10:15 AM
I finally got my heraldry finished and I'm pretty happy with it, so I thought I'd throw it up here.

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Aleonymous
01-13-2014, 10:20 AM
I finally got my heraldry finished and I'm pretty happy with it, so I thought I'd throw it up here.

Nice! Three stylized blue squirrels on a field of white?

MetalPhil
01-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Nice! Three stylized blue squirrels on a field of white?

Yeah! It's a nod to my surname's (supposed) heraldry in real life—which is three squirrels. But I like the idea, it's not like everyone and their dog is going to be uploading crests of squirrels. ;) One suspects they won't be too popular when there are so many awesome designs of wolves and deer and stuff on here!

Verocras
01-14-2014, 08:20 AM
My crest is my avatar picture. For those who added your crest to a color banner, where did you get those?

mozzie71
01-15-2014, 11:54 PM
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Mine is an amalgam of Scottish icons and the Morrison family crest

Aleonymous
01-16-2014, 09:57 AM
My crest is my avatar picture. For those who added your crest to a color banner, where did you get those?

That is for Kickstarter Backers. There is a restricted-access "app" for making them, in some hidden (to us) sub-section of the forum :) Oh, and nice avatar btw! ;)


Mine is an amalgam of Scottish icons and the Morrison family crest

Nice!

ChudCentral
01-18-2014, 06:25 PM
I can't really draw what I wanted my crest to be, so I don't get one. Kind of sucks, since I'm a backer and was excited to have a crest.

raven2134
01-18-2014, 07:45 PM
You can always request assistance from someone else over on the forums :) there's another thread over in the KS area

ChudCentral
01-18-2014, 07:58 PM
You can always request assistance from someone else over on the forums :) there's another thread over in the KS area

Thanks for the heads up!