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Seraph Emblem?

Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

So the Ministry Guard have this icon
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/c/cb/Ministry_Guard-150x150.jpg

The Shining Blade have this icon
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/4/4c/ShiningBladeEmblem-150x150.jpg

The White Mantle have this icon
https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/7/73/White_Mantle_Sigil.jpg

But what is the Seraph emblem? I can't find it anywhere, and it seems highly irregular for the foremost Krytan military force to not have it's own emblem.

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  • fallon.6340fallon.6340 Member ✭✭
    edited November 15, 2017

    Their’s is the gold wings thing Seraph_Emblem.png

  • Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @fallon.6340 said:
    Their’s is the gold wings thing Seraph_Emblem.png

    That's a badge. I'm looking for a icon.

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  • The banners in the Seraph Headquarters feature a Gold Griffon. Perhaps it is just the Golden Wings in general.

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  • Aaron Ansari.1604Aaron Ansari.1604 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Check Harathi Hinterlands, over by Junction Camp Waypoint. I know the banner changes when the Seraph take over, so it's a good bet that whatever is on that banner is the Seraph icon.

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  • Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭

    In Lake Doric you can see Serpah Icon/banners whenever they've protecting an outpost/village. Check there if you want to see it!
    I am not online atm otherwise I would've screenshot for you. :)

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  • Tamini_banner.jpg

    The Seraph banner on a centaur pole (when Seraph capture centaur camps).

  • draxynnic.3719draxynnic.3719 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There's also the gryphon banner that's seen in Lake Doric.

    Given that the Seraph are essentially the standing army of Kryta, using regular Krytan banners - such as the royal gryphon and the crown banner on the Tamini pole linked by Konig - makes sense. It's also worth noting that the Seraph are (supposed to be) much larger than the Shining Blade and Ministry Guard and is organised into multiple companies that don't have a formal overall commander, so its possible that each company has its own heraldry. So Konig's link might be the heraldry of the company stationed at Seraph's Landing, while the gryphon banner in Lake Doric might be the heraldry used by the Divinity's Reach Seraph.

  • Crinn.7864Crinn.7864 Member ✭✭✭✭

    According to the Gw1 wiki the Gryphon Banner is the banner of the Salma royal line.
    https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Salma
    However it would not make sense for the Seraph to be using the royal banner, since Kryta is a nation-state and not a feudal kingdom, so the usage of the royal family banner for the military would be irregular. Also if any Krytan military group used the royal banner, it would be the Shining Blade, since the Shining Blade are actually directly affiliated with the monarchy.

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  • draxynnic.3719draxynnic.3719 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 16, 2017

    @Crinn.7864 said:
    According to the Gw1 wiki the Gryphon Banner is the banner of the Salma royal line.
    https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Salma
    However it would not make sense for the Seraph to be using the royal banner, since Kryta is a nation-state and not a feudal kingdom, so the usage of the royal family banner for the military would be irregular. Also if any Krytan military group used the royal banner, it would be the Shining Blade, since the Shining Blade are actually directly affiliated with the monarchy.

    Technically, both are affiliated with the monarchy - the Seraph are the royal army, while the Shining Blade are the royal guard slash secret police. Formally speaking, the monarch is the only person who has command of all the Seraph: each company captain is independent of the others (Logan had a 'first among equals' status, but that came more from being Jennah's champion than formally outranking the other Seraph captains).

    Given that the Shining Blade already had an ensign at Salma's coronation, it makes sense that the Shining Blade would keep its existing symbol, while the Seraph - or at least the first company therof - would use the royal ensign to represent that they are now the royal army.

    Out of curiosity, though, I went and visited the Seraph Headquarters in Divinity's Reach, and there are a couple of large banners of a golden winged helm on a field of white at the back there. So my guess would be on that being the Seraph ensign.

    Edit: From the wiki, clearest example is at the back towards the left: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/9/96/Seraph_Headquarters.jpg

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