Category: Sebastian Glen

The map of The Known World in context to the…

The map of The Known World in context to the low fantasy setting of my creative project. This map chiefly above all else outlines the geopolitical boundaries and locations of all the currently existing Kingdoms and Empires in the world of my creative project using the colours and escutcheons of their ruling houses. This map does not include minor powers such as petty kingdoms, free cities, and tribal confederations. 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 formations. Where formations of mounted and armoured knights fight alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers and all my friends and I are monarchs and lords, each with great military, political, and financial assets at our disposal.

Sebastian Glen, 29th Margrave of Mazowsze. N…

Sebastian Glen, 29th Margrave of Mazowsze. Nicknamed “The Raptor,” “The Warhawk,” and “The Defender of The Faith” by his contemporaries, Sebastian Glen descends from an old line of monarchs on the Northernmost reaches of what has been dubbed “The Civilized World” according to The church scholars of The New Gods. Regarded as one of the more pragmatic and thrifty monarchs in the known world, Sebastian Glen has done much to strengthen the power of his royal house both within and without The Margravate of Mazowsze. His most successful policies include centralizing political authority within The Margravate of Mazowze at the expense of The Great Houses of Nobility by creating a national army dependant on “Tithes” of recruits levied from the great fiefdoms as well as the creation of new royal law courts based in the administrative districts of the great landholders of The Margravate of Mazowsze capable of overriding the legislative and judicial authority of the Great Lords of Mazowsze. Sebastian Glen has also done much to revitalize the industrial and economic output of The Margravate of Mazowsze by abolishing serfdom in many of the great fiefdoms of Mazowsze through the power of his royal lawcourts by making it possible for serfs to buy their their freedom from their landlords and possibly their farms, as well as promoting urbanization in conjuntion with the abolition of serfdom and the rise of a monetary economy. In regards to his miltary policies, Sebastian Glen has put an emphasis on the quality and training of his army’s musketeers as the competitive edge of his army as well as opening offices of military command to people of non aristocratic birth so long as they have either the qualifications or the money to pay for their commissions. Perhaps one of the more odd consequences of Sebastian Glen’s pragmatism and thriftyness is the expense that has went into his personal suit off armour. in contrast to the armours belonging to members of other royal houses and even most great houses of nobility, Sebastian Glen has put a huge emphasis on the practicality and affordability of his armour over it’s aesthetic value and luxury, having it modelled after the armour commonly used by the aristocratic heavy cavalry native to his Kingdom as opposed to the more popular styles of armour used by the knights of The Kingdom of Aquitaine and The Empire of Mankind.

An illustration of some pikemen, musketeers, a…

An illustration of some pikemen, musketeers, and artillerymen I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Glen is the ruling family of The March, or Margravate of Mazowsze. While having no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern European History, The Margravate of Mazowsze borrows loose aesthetic influences from The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth during the late medieval and renaissance periods while diverging from it in most other regards

An illustration of a matchlock musketeer I ret…

An illustration of a matchlock musketeer I retouched to feature the colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen. 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 Glen is the ruling family of The March, or Margravate of Mazowsze. While having no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern european history. The Margravate of Mazowsze bears loose aesthetic influences to The Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth from the late medieval and renaissance periods in terms of military attire and aesthetic culture while diverging from it in all other regards.

An illustration of some pikemen and musketeers…

An illustration of some pikemen and musketeers I retouched to feature the latest colours and coat of arms I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In context to the lore of my creative project, House Glen is the ruling family of The March, or Margravate of Mazowsze. While this particular kingdom has no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern European history, The Margravate of Mazowsze bears loose aesthetic influences from the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth during the late medieval and renaissance periods in terms of it’s military attire and aesthetic culture while making huge divergences in other regards.

The latest version of the escutcheon I designe…

The latest version of the escutcheon I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen for The low fantasy setting of my creative project. 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 are fighting alongside armies of pikemen and matchlock musketeers. In tradition with the design of the kingdoms and empires in my creative project, The March, or Margravate of Mazowsze has no rough equivalent in medieval or early modern european history, although it loosely borrows influences in terms of it’s military attire and material culture from The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the late medieval and renaissance periods. Unlike the historic Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, The Margravate of Mazowsze is a prominent trade and economic powerhouse that serves as the both the crossroads and first line of defense from The Mighty Caliphate of Khashabar to The Kingdoms and Empires of The civilized world, a term that has been coined by The church of the new gods to describe all the nations that subscribe to the faith of the many gods as opposed to The caliphate’s worship of a single diety. As opposed to the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth’s emphasis on Heavy Cavalry Like The Winged Hussars, The Armies of House Glen and The Margravate are reputed for The exceptional quality and discipline of Their musket based infantry and ranged cavalry in the form of equestrian archers and carabineers, or cavalrymen armed with short firelocks or “carbines” as their primary armament. Due to Mazowsze’s status as a crossroads power, it has often been regarded as the defender of the faith by The Church of The New Gods from the expansionist policies of The Caliphate of Khashabar.

Improved version of the map of my fantasy worl…

Improved version of the map of my fantasy world. The full map has been condensed to show the part of the world that is both where most of the military and political activity is as well as where all the current players are. This map is canon artwork for my fantasy world that is part art project, part creative writing project, and part roleplay where me and my friends are all monarchs and lords with armies, lands, and wealth.

The coat of arms I designed for my friend Seba…

The coat of arms I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen, 3rd edition. it differs from the previous addition in that it uses purely checkered background rather than the awkward quartering of checkering and striping that used the same colour, and the colour scheme for the eagle has been composed in such a way as to not make it look like a chicken. The specific colours used include india green, chocolate cosmos, and metallic gold. My friend’s kingdom has no rough equivalent in medieval and early modern euroepan history but bears characteristics of medieval and renaissance poland in it’s style of warfare.

The 2nd edition of the coat of arms I designed…

The 2nd edition of the coat of arms I designed for my friend Sebastian Glen in my fantasy world, now with the name of his kingdom attached to his escutcheon. Designated as House Glen of Wisła, my friend will be the ruler of a vaguely slavic kingdom with a strong focus on cavalry warfare, and great personal religious devotion to the church of the new gods, or the dominant religion of my fantasy world.