Flags & Symbols
With such the complex history that the Grand Duchy of Lamb's Cove and the Southern Plantations has, the national symbols obviously have a tale of their own.
The city of Covington has always been the most dominant of the duchy's communities. Its flag represents the moon and a star in the night sky, which guided travelers. The flag is reportedly derived from early city crests, although no images of those crests survive.
|City flag of Covington|
When the Burgher of Covington assumed the title of Grand Duke, the Castille family crest was modified to incorporate Covington's moon and star. Eventually these symbols were modified into a flag.
In their earliest days, each of the plantations used shields of various designs; the meanings of most of the symbols have been lost over time. What is unusual is the fact that the shields were not the traditional shape, but rather circular, like a military roundel. Modified designs were used for each plantation's flag after unification.
|Original royal flag|
When the seven plantations united, the Plantation Congress devised a simple representation of the union: seven stars on a field of green, representing the plantations' agricultural heritage.
|Flag of the Southern Plantations|
When the Grand Duke of Lamb's Cove was ousted, the public demanded the removal of all royal symbols. The national flag was simplified by deleting the fleur-de-lis and the moon-and-star.
|Flag of Lamb's Cove|
During unification talks between the duchy and the plantations, international affairs were managed by the Kingdom of Christiana. A flag based on Christiana's flew over the protectorate, known temporarily as Nordland.
|Flag of the|
Unification talks resulted in the combined name of Lamb's Cove and the Southern Plantations. Thus, it was a simple matter to combine the plantation stars and the stripes of Lamb's Cove to give the merged nation a new standard.
|Flag of Lamb's Cove|
and the Southern Plantations
Naval forces use the same symbols on their ensign in a different configuration. A special parade banner is used for ceremonial functions.
When the Grand Duke was restored, a modified royal standard was devised. It used a single fleur-de-lis instead of three, and the moon-and-star were replaced with the seven stars of the plantations.
|New royal standard|