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Old April 12th, 2014, 03:13 PM
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Generally, I use extant patterns for circlets, but vertically compressed. As in, maybe an inch wide band, and the pattern often being on the band, and if not, only rising half an inch.

Extant patterns:
Duke: leaves (8 large or 16 small)
Marquis: leaves and pearls (4 each large), or 8 large points.
Count: battlements or alternation of large leaves and pearls on points, or 4 large points with 4 large pearls between.
Viscount: ring of pearls (16+) or alternation of 4 small leaves and 4 pearls on short points. Or a circlet of 4 large points.
Baron: 6-12 pearls or a single large point with 7-15 lesser points. Pearls may be on points.
Baronette: 6-12 pearls on a simple circlet, or a single point on a simple circlet with a pearl atop.
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Getting back to Magnus's original idea. The spear or standard borne in front of the Emperor brings to mind the Roman standard or Aquila. Not in usage but form. Its also suitably imperial. There's even a cool latin term for the guy who carries it; the Aquilifer, or eagle-bearer.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...man_aquila.jpg

You could make the eagle holographic or animatronic, each pose could signify the different degrees or state of war.
You mean, "exactly like the one on the cover of the Traveller's Digest, issue #9":
http://rpggeek.com/image/622602/the-...digest-issue-9

The staff is shown again in a b&w sketch on p 18, as part of "Imperial Guard Uniforms". The guards wear scarlet uniforms (maroon for Marines) with gold ceremonial torso armor and helmets.

The only other things I can offer are:
- "no jewelry is to be worn on the head or face in the Emperor's presence" (TD#9 p 8)
- Strephon knights the four travellers with a sword (ibid, p 9)
- Dulinor is armed with a LARGE handgun, and Lady Jessica is armed with a sword (ibid, p 10)
- after the assassination "Dulinor took Strephon's crown and sceptre" (ibid, p 15)
- some knights are considered "defenders of the realm" and permitted (sometimes compelled) to carry weaponry in excess of local law level, even in the presence of a higher noble (ibid, p 31) [NOTE: this may have been changed by one of the later books on nobility, which I don't own]
- Strephon is pictured wearing a circlet on his head, with a single jewel in the middle. He also wears a high-collared cloak (think: Dr Strange, though not as flamboyant) with sunbursts on each side of the collar, under his throat. Finally, he wears a belt with a large buckle, on which appears to be a stylised sun. (ibid, p 43)

All this , of course, only applies if you take DGP's work to be canonical.
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Getting back to Magnus's original idea. The spear or standard borne in front of the Emperor brings to mind the Roman standard or Aquila. Not in usage but form. Its also suitably imperial. There's even a cool latin term for the guy who carries it; the Aquilifer, or eagle-bearer.
Since Anglic seems to be the Imperium's Latin (well, mottos tend to be in Anglic, at least), he could be an Eagleler. Or if he's carrying the banner Hyphen linked to in his post, the Rocketer.


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Since Anglic seems to be the Imperium's Latin (well, mottos tend to be in Anglic, at least), he could be an Eagleler. Or if he's carrying the banner Hyphen linked to in his post, the Rocketer.


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It is Rocketeer! Two "e"s.
Not so. A rocketeer would be someone who was armed with rockets. Parallel with musketeer. I coined 'rocketer' as a parallel to 'aquilifier'. Not the only possible coinage, but 'rocketeer' isn't one of the possbilities as far as I am concerned.


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Not so. A rocketeer would be someone who was armed with rockets. Parallel with musketeer. I coined 'rocketer' as a parallel to 'aquilifier'.
If it helps for the purpose of the discussion, the "-ifer" suffix in Latin ("-opher" in Greek) implies "bearer", as in "Aquilifer" (Eagle-bearer), "Aquifer" (Water-bearer), "Signifer" (Sign-bearer), "Imagnifer" (Image-bearer), "Crucifer" (Cross-bearer), "Christoper" (Christ-bearer), "Lucifer" (Light-bearer), etc.

Signifer might be a simple solution ("sign-bearer"). Historically, he was the Ensign for a Roman Centuria who bore the "Signa" of that Centuria, although Imagnifer might work as well (Image-bearer).
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I've no idea what the golden ovoid thing above the rocket ship is, but I think it's clever that the ship-plus-rocket-trail looks like a spetum (a form of polearm).
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If it helps for the purpose of the discussion, the "-ifer" suffix in Latin ("-opher" in Greek) implies "bearer", as in "Aquilifer" (Eagle-bearer), "Aquifer" (Water-bearer), "Signifer" (Sign-bearer), "Imagnifer" (Image-bearer), "Crucifer" (Cross-bearer), "Christoper" (Christ-bearer), "Lucifer" (Light-bearer), etc.
If there is an English suffix that implies 'bearer' then it would be a help. Otherwise not so much. My original quip was based on the (not necessarily correct) assumption that the Imperium uses Anglic where we use Latin.


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If there is an English suffix that implies 'bearer' then it would be a help. Otherwise not so much. My original quip was based on the (not necessarily correct) assumption that the Imperium uses Anglic where we use Latin.
Understood. But I always got the impression that it was Old High Vilani that was the "Latin" of the Third Imperium.
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Understood. But I always got the impression that it was Old High Vilani that was the "Latin" of the Third Imperium.
My evidence is certainly pretty flimsy, namely that several canonical unit mottos are in English rather than Latin. But where have you come across any examples of Old High Vilani being used as the "Latin" of the Imperium? Or was it a statement to that effect?


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