A Rendering of the Nation's Arms

Started by Mic’haglh Autófil, SMC EiP, March 29, 2024, 11:42:57 PM

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Mic’haglh Autófil, SMC EiP

Something that has been bugging me for some time is the state of the Talossan achievement. I mean... look at this:

There's nothing wrong with it in a substantial sense, but this is 2024, surely we can do better than a low-resolution GIF file. As a result, I've taken the liberty of creating these:

     


Nothing about these changes from the currently-specified blazon, they are just a rendering of my own. I did replace the crown (which, as previously discussed, is taken from the arms of Spain) with the princely crown of Monaco. I've also replaced the "Ben" character, but only with a different version of it. Specifically, this is still 'ben' but in seal script. Seal script is the style of characters still traditionally used on East Asian seals, ranging in formality from the Privy Seal of Japan (below, left) to my own personal hanko (below, right).

     
Minister of Technology
The Long Fellow, Royal Talossan College of Arms
Specialist, Els Zuávs da l'Altahál Rexhitál
Zirecteir Naziunal, Parti da Reformaziun

Barclamïu da Miéletz

I'm not sure if I am allowed to talk here but maybe we could use the greater Bavarian coat of arms (as the lesser coat of arms is just the white-blue checker in a shield shape)
Please ignore its size. I forgot to make it smaller. But yeah we could use some of the elements from the greater coat of arms for the Talossan coat of arms.
Barclamïu da Miéletz
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Creator of Talossan licence plates and Consul for Cézembre in Vuode
Founder of Talossa24 and Deputy Minister of STUFF

Sir Txec dal Nordselvă, UrB

Anyone is free to provide input S:reu da Miéletz. While the Bavarian coat of arms is impressive, I don't believe we will be interested in entirely scrapping the arms our kingdom has used for decades.

However, if you are interested in heraldry, Talossa has a rich heraldic tradition. For example, I am the Squirrel Viceroy of Arms and the Rouge Elephant Herald. We also have Baron Alexandreu Davinescu as the Dean of the College of Arms and the Noir Raven Herald. Several other Talossans are members of the College as well.

Visit our page on the Wiki and you can learn a lot more, including how to request arms for yourself.

https://wiki.talossa.com/Royal_College_of_Arms

-SVA/REH

Sir Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, UrB, GST, O.SPM, SMM
Secretár d'Estat
Guaír del Sabor Talossan
The Squirrel Viceroy of Arms, The Rouge Elephant Herald, RTCoA
Cunstaval da Vuode
Justice Emeritus of the Uppermost Cort
Former Seneschal

Carlüs Éovart Vilaçafat

Quote from: Mic'haglh Autófil, SMC EiP on March 29, 2024, 11:42:57 PM
     

These look great! And I've always been partial to the long flowing lines of Seal Script myself.

-TFF
The Fulbright Fellow, Royal Talossan College of Arms
Member, Talossan Science Fiction, Fantasy & Whisky Society
Membreu dal Urderi dal Provinçù Soveran da Maricopa

Mic’haglh Autófil, SMC EiP

Quote from: Carlüs Éovart Vilaçafat on April 01, 2024, 08:48:25 AMThese look great! And I've always been partial to the long flowing lines of Seal Script myself.

-TFF

Thank you! I'm rather fond of it as well -- I will admit I'm a little tempted to try and clean this one up, compared to some instances of seal script it doesn't have quite the same flow to it, but if nothing else it's a good starting point.

- TLF
Minister of Technology
The Long Fellow, Royal Talossan College of Arms
Specialist, Els Zuávs da l'Altahál Rexhitál
Zirecteir Naziunal, Parti da Reformaziun