Sigil Art – Trenton’s Blade

Greetings, travelers.  Welcome to another look at one of the many sigils of the world of Tellest.  Today, we’re looking at one that is pretty simple when it comes to its composition, but it’s still pretty meaningful.  Trenton’s Blade is a city born from the riches of orc thieves in Lustra.  Five thieves pooled together the money they were able to make from their nefarious deeds, which is represented by the five knives you’ll see in their sigil.  As I said, simple.

Because Trenton’s Blade is a relatively new city (sort of the antithesis to Atalatha, which is about the same age but came up by nobler means), you likely wouldn’t see too much by the way of chipped paint, but you could definitely see their mark in other fashions.  As Trenton’s Blade is also known for its darker arts and thievery, it’s likely that the sigil wouldn’t often be found in too many places, especially leading into the city.  Even as it grows, they’d be likely to hide its presentation from the outside world, ensuring they have a better chance at survival and prosperity.

It’s not often that people would see a banner flying about, but Trenton’s Blade has expanded enough to become a pretty powerful coastal city.  It’s likely that any ship bearing a Trenton’s Blade flag would be seen as the Tellest equivalent of a Jolly Roger.  As helpful as orcs have been in other parts of the world to the fairer races, it’s likely that those from Trenton’s Blade would be a bit on the xenophobic side, using every opportunity to push those from their sights.  It also wouldn’t hurt to go hunting ships that come too close to the southwestern coast of Lustra.

It wouldn’t be completely out of left field to see an aspiring thief from the city making the mark of Trenton’s Blade known to those who they had stolen from, whether that’s on dry land or at sea.  And then, whether it’s by pride or arrogance, even if they were caught, those who call Trenton’s Blade home wouldn’t dream of giving anything back, even if their calling card was left behind.

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

Our next sigil will be taking us to another continent, where we’ll be looking at another race.  And not quite in the shadows as much as Trenton’s Blade, that city proudly basks in the sun.  See you for that soon!

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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.