Category: coats of arms

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouche…

An illustration of a fantasy knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed Jon Mertz, a friend from germany. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers, and all my friends and I are members of royal and noble houses each with armies, lands, and fortunes at our disposal. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Mertz is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Middenland, or the former Kingdom of The Midlands under House Bartol. While bearing no exact equivalent in medieval or early modern European history, the culture, language, and traditions of The Kingdom of Middenland resembles Germanic and Czech culture during the medieval and early modern periods of European history. This is largely due to the immigration of colonists from the dominant, northern culture of The Empire of Mankind, or the “Austere” Imperials as well as the cultural assimilation of the native, Albic descent population of the former Kingdom of The Midlands. Both the colonization and cultural assimilation of the former Kingdom of The Midlands are the result of Jon Mertz’s conquest and subsequent coronation as the new “König von Middenland,” a title that has remained vacant since the extinction of House Bartol over a century ago. Designated as a “Rieter” in the lore of my creative project, the Rieter of House Mertz and The Kingdom of Middenland differ from the conventional knights of other kingdoms and empires in the sense that their martial culture and traditions diverge heavily from the traditional codes of chivalry popular in The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind, as well as having a distinct military organization and structure formulated and implemented by Jon Mertz Himself during his conquest of The Midlands. 

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The …

An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Map for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of french and european history.

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An updated map of the great fiefdoms of The Kingdom of Aquitaine with the names and escutcheons of their ruling houses attached to them. Now updated to include The House of Dorsenne as the formal replacement of House Montaut as the ruling family of The Duchy of Auvergne. Map for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods, where all my friends and I are monarchs and lords with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal. While most of the kingdoms and empires in the world of my creative project do not have exact historical equivalents, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.

The coat of arms I designed and an illustratio…

The coat of arms I designed and an illustration of a knight I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for Florian Vidonne, a friend in France. Formerly the coat of arms I designed and the knight illustration I retouched for Kameron Chausse that has now been repatriated to another friend due to personal circumstances. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Vidonne is the ruling family of The County of Artois and one of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. While many of the kingdoms and empires of my creative project have no exact equivalent in Medieval or Early Modern European History, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods of French and European history.

Kélian Gerbolino, Count of Poitiers. Nicknamed…

Kélian Gerbolino, Count of Poitiers. Nicknamed “The Shark” or “The Swordfish” by his contemporaries, Kélian Gerbolino is both the head of House Gerbolino and the current count of Poitiers. One of the great vassals of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Kélian Gerbolino is the finest Admiral in The Kingdom. His family and he are one of the few noble houses in The Kingdom of Aquitaine that possess a naval charter, or the rights to own a military fleet outside the jurisdiction of the royal family of Aquitaine. The other being House Von Verstraet of Lübeck. It has always been the tradition of the Gerbolinos of Poitiers to produce exceptional admirals and to have the mightiest fleet after the royal navy of House Maher of Aquitaine itself. And this tradition of naval excellence is still alive and strong under the current count of Poitiers. On the battlefield, Kélian Gerbolino is an outstanding Admiral amongst both The Kingdom of Aquitaine’s admirals and the naval geniuses of the world. He is the undisputed master of the tactic of boarding and capturing enemy vessels. This illustration was made as a gift for Kélian Gerbolino, a friend in France.

Maxime Rius, Duke of Gâtinais. Nicknamed &ldqu…

Maxime Rius, Duke of Gâtinais. Nicknamed “The Gardener Prince” or “The Dragon of Autumn” by his contemporaries, Maxime Rius is both the head of House Rius and the current duke of Gâtinais. A vassal of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, his family and he are best known for their traditions of gardening and farming amongst the great lords of Aquitaine. The House of Rius is best known for it’s administrative finesse and the lands of Gâtinais are best known for their exemplary production of agricultural goods, thanks in part to the exceptional stewardship of Maxime Rius and his predecessors. Since the production of agricultural goods in the Duchy of Gâtinais is far in excess of it’s base productivity, Maxime Rius and his House is one of wealthiest families in The Kingdom of Aquitaine outside The Royal Family themselves. Outside his administrative excellence and the rich gardening and farming traditions of his family and he, Maxime Rius is one of the most competent warriors amongst the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. It is said that he is proficient in a wide variety of weapons and in combat both mounted and on foot, and that his military skills won him the majority of the battles in which he had fought. This illustration was made as a late birthday present for Maxime Rius, a friend from France, that happened during the 12th of august.

Victor Blondeau, Duke of Châlons. Nicknamed &l…

Victor Blondeau, Duke of Châlons. Nicknamed “The Valiant Heart” or “The Pearl of Châlons” by his contemporaries, Victor Blondeau is both the head of House Blondeau and the current Duke of Châlons. A vassal of House Maher of Aquitaine, he is known for winning the love of most noble girls in The Kingdom of Aquitaine. It is said that he has sired many illegitimate children with both noble girls and lowborn girls. Outside his appetite for deflowering beautiful girls, he is a mighty warrior who has won many battles against the enemies of House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine and he is known for his patronage of the arts. This illustration was made as late birthday present for Victor Blondeau, a friend in France, that happened during the 12 of August.

Kevin Alves, Duke of Castillon. Nicknamed &l…

Kevin Alves, Duke of Castillon. Nicknamed “The Vermillion Dragon” or “The Dragonet” by his contemporaries, Kevin Alves is both the head of House Alves, and the current duke of Castillon. A vassal of House Maher of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Kevin Alves has the best kill record in the field of battle amongst the great lords of Aquitaine. It is said that he has killed as many as 150 warriors during his military career, of which half of his kills were other knights, both mounted and on foot. Apart from his might in battle, Kevin Alves is an adventurer who has traveled most of the world during his youth, save the savage lands of The Blood Court of Norsca. Since he has visited the majority of the great kingdoms and empires of the world, he has mastered 6 languages during his travels. Therefore, he is the candidate of choice to represent the interests of House Maher and The Kingdom in foreign affairs. This illustration was made as a late birthday present for Kevin Alves, a friend in France, during the 6th of august.

Teddy Verstraet, Count of Lübeck. Nicknamed …

Teddy Verstraet, Count of Lübeck. Nicknamed “The Merchant Prince” or “The Sea Lion” by his contemporaries, Teddy Verstraet is both the head of House Von Verstraet and the current Count of Lübeck. One of the great lords of The Kingdom of Aquitaine, Teddy Verstraet and his family are the wealthiest house in the kingdom after The House of Maher, or their overlords and the ruling family of Aquitaine. Although the Von Verstraets of Lübeck have always been the richest family after the royal family themselves, thanks to their ancient rights to a trade fleet outside the jurisdiction of the royal family, the fortune of the Von Verstraets under the reign of Teddy Verstraet grew exponentially with a colonial charter to establish trade posts in overseas territories in the name of House Maher and The Kingdom of Aquitaine. Apart from the fabulous wealth of his family and he and his highly lucrative colonial charter made with the permission of his overlords, Teddy Verstraet is one of the finest admirals amongst the great lords of Aquitaine. He is second only to Kelian Gerbolino, the current count of the isle of Poitiers. This illustration was made as a late birthday present for Teddy Verstraet, a friend in France.

Some illustrations of pikemen and musketeers I…

Some illustrations of pikemen and musketeers I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my family and I. This post includes a combination of brand new artwork for the setting of my creative project, previous artwork I have retouched with improved colouring, and previous artwork that i have reposted for strictly archival purposes. Artwork for a creative project of my design that takes place in a low fantasy setting with technology equivalent to the late medieval and renaissance periods. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Maher is the ruling family of The Kingdom of Aquitaine. While many, if not most kingdoms and empires in the fantasy setting of my creative project do not have exact historical counterparts in either Medieval or Early Modern European History, The Kingdom of Aquitaine is my creative project’s rough equivalent of The Kingdom of France during the medieval and ancien regime periods.