We owe, as our baronial taxes for 2013, a battle standard for Pennsic.
We have been working under the assumption that this had to be very close to our canton arms; from Roselyne's discussions with Nicola, this seems to be in error - we can do very nearly whatever we want. It really just needs to be “evocative of something about our group”. Our arms are a convenient default, but we are not forced (or even encouraged in any way, as far as I can tell) to dismiss any other ideas.
I've even asked the baron and baronness if we are limited to the shape of the template given us; Grom's response (I asked specifically about cutting the triangle much deeper):
: As long as the banner is roughly the same size and the colour scheme is followed I have no problem at all modifying the template to have the cut much deeper.
So within reason, it sounds like the sky is the limit.
Please list below any period or SCA examples of the type of banner we are trying to make. I haven't been able to find many period examples of the two-tailed flag design, and what I have is all from the 15th century. Most of the examples I find are copies of each other too, so I've just copied one version of each into here.
I've only copied examples with the two-tailed flag shape, not the (far more prevalent) rectangular shape.
Please add proposed banners in this section. Upload a file
I've attached below a couple templates to try and make it easier for people to create and add their own banner ideas. Just right-click, and select “Save image as…” to save it to your computer where you can edit it and make your own!
The bear logo is taken from the Septentrian web site; I've been taking boars heads from our own canton web site.