Sigil Art – Lantegos

Welcome travelers.  We’re back again today to look at one of the cities of Tellest, and at their sigil.

Specifically, today we’re looking at the gnome city of Lantegos, which is in Algea.  Algea is as close as it gets to the divine in Tellest, because the seat of the gods, Golernus is there, and Lantegos is only separated by some mountains and cliffs.  While they probably aren’t too much aligned with the gods themselves, they would likely be aligned with the Godhand dwarves that once served the gods back when they were around.  As it stands, no one has physically seen the gods on the continent for some time.

Regardless, the gnomes of Lantegos likely channel their own feelings of divinity, and are thus expressed through their sigil, a pointed starburst on a blue field.  It’s a gentle symbol compared to some of the ones we’ve seen.  They definitely lean into their magic a bit more.

Algea is, in a way, the place that the new age of Tellest began.  The deep history of the world that reaches back to the convergence say that’s where Mathias, the King of the Gods, established his throne after wandering Tellest.  It is also said that the gnomes first appeared in Algea not long after that, and as such, Lantegos has a centuries-long history.  Many of their earlier emblems would have fallen into disrepair, but they also speak to how long they’ve found stability there in that part of the world.

While there ought to be some banners flying here and there for the gnomes of Lantegos, it would be used sparingly.  They’re so far inland that they wouldn’t have any banners on a ship for either trade or fishing, and they’re not as inclined to mine as their dwarven neighbors.  It might still be seen waving on a building that was important in the city, but outside of that, they would mostly utilize other means to show off their city’s colors.

The painted marks would likely be used to identify those mines we talked about earlier, but they would also be used to denote citizens of Lantegos that might not be directly within its influence.  There might be some straggler families that live out in the wilderness, and they would bear the golden star to identify that they have fallen under the protection of the city, even though they do not live close by.  In any case, there are plenty of reasons to use the sigil, and the gnomes of Algea would be proud to bear it.

As always, we leave you with one final picture: the phone background.  I hope you enjoy it!

We still have plenty of sigils that are going to show up on the Tellest site this year, and we’ve recently committed to another set of twenty with Francois, so we’ll have plenty of content leading us into 2025 as well.  We hope that you’ve been enjoying this look into the greater world, and are excited for more!

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Michael DeAngelo

Michael is the creator of the Tellest brand of fantasy novels and stories. He is actively seeking to expand the world of Tellest to be accessible to everyone.