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The Crown of Thaur

The Kingdom of Thaur rose from the ashes of the Kingdom of Merthiorn after the latter lost its queen, its royal family and its capital at the same time during the High Rust. Both the relatively cheap materials and the intricate design tell the story of the new nation's history.  

The History

Naelin by Naelin
The first months after the death of Queen Tesel and the fall of the City of Goldwaste created turmoil in the remains of Merthiorn.
After Naelin (then a merchant) arrived with the tetsu cub called Dinner, they became a sudden hope in the lives of the Merthionites, but several months had passed until this evolved into the birth of a new nation, the Kingdom of Thaur.
  A surviving goldsmith from the city of GoldWaste was commissioned to make the new crown, in a symbolic gesture of respect for the country's predecessor. It was paid for by a shared effort of the surviving noble families of Merthiorn, on one of their efforts to gain the new monarch's favour.  

The Design

Flag of Thaur
Flag of Thaur by Naelin
The Crown of Thaur consists on a sort of circlet that starts on a V shape over the brow, and then wraps around Naelin's head and ears forming the shape of horns around them.
It is made of steel entirely plated in gold and contains no gems.   The design is symmetric and starts with Naelin's personal symbol on the middle, a V shape with a circle at its base and a long triangle shape atop the circle. From the sides of the symbol emerge two intricate, carved vine-like shapes. The circlet then starts wrapping to the centre with the shapes of two Passion Bird wings, a creature typical of Birdland City, representing the new capital, and then it curves on the shape of Dinner's horns, to represent the country's protector.
The Royal Crown of Thaur by Naelin
A three-dimensional and two-dimensional depiction of Thaur's circlet's design
Item type
Jewelry / Valuable
Owning Organization

Cover image: Banner for Thaur by Naelin


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Dec 8, 2020 23:33 by R. Dylon Elder

I love the artwork you got. That flag is quite nice. Nice work on the details.

Dec 9, 2020 03:27

Thank you very much! I designed that crown two years ago but I never made an actual drawing of the final design alone until today :)

Dec 9, 2020 03:53 by R. Dylon Elder

Well it looks great. Look forward to reading more.

Dec 9, 2020 18:00 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love the design of the crown, and how it fits on Naelin's head! :D I also love the story of how it was created.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Dec 19, 2020 01:17

Thank you Emy! I've had to take the dust off some drawings from some years ago to find the original design and then it seems that I actually changed it somewhere along the way :p

Dec 18, 2020 15:25 by Elias Redclaw

The crowns design is really maxing! And I love how it symbolises the new country as well.   Just a question though. Has the crown ever been stolen or damaged?   I’ll read up more on this world soon! It seems like a really interesting one :)

Dec 19, 2020 01:15

Thank you very much for your comment! :D The crown is intact, and it is also quite new: The Kingdom of Thaur is just 7 years old. There is plenty of time for mischief to happen on it yet!