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Struttkengart Coat Of Arms

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In a 7th Sea campaign, my character, Reinhardt von Struttkengart, was the son of a minor noble from Eisen (a pseudo-Germany country). He wasn't heir to the title, since he was the youngest of three brothers; but his uncle Gunther killed his father and the rest of the family, and Reinhardt escaped thanks to some of the servants, being barely 12 years old. For almost a decade, he travelled the world, training and bettering his abilities as warrior and seaman (even being a pirate for a while), under the name Kurt Janson.

Finally, after a long time, he retook his lands, killing his uncle and one of his older cousins, which had been accomplishes in the treason (although there's still one older cousin at large). He now rules over the holdings that are his by inheritance, and he's in the process of righting the atrocities commited by his uncle upon the population. His wider homeland, Eisen, is still a desolate place after the War Of The Cross, and Reinhardt doesn't intend to stay still... he has to do something for his people.

The other day, after the session where I retook his lands, I set to design his family coat of arms. Please, I know it doesn't follow heraldry rules, I really don't have the time to study them... and this is not the real world, but a fantasy one where different heraldry rules might apply.

In the middle, green fields, underneath, the sea, from where a spiked panzerhand (armored gauntlet used for defense, with a sword in the opposite hand, in the local fencing style), symbolizing the family rising from its humble past as seamen to its noble destiny. Above, the fortifications that symbolize the mountains seen from the coast, and that form the border of the family lands to the south of Eisen.

On the water, the seal of Posen, the Eisenfurst (Iron Prince) family to which the Struttkengart owe allegiance. Underneath, the Struttkengart family motto: "Rise rise, seaman rise." (Yes, the motto, and the anthem it comes from, are from a Rammstein song.)

To the sides of the coat of arms, the newest addittion: the sea dreachen (a sea horse that looks like a little drachen); which was the personal seal of Manfred IV, Reinhardt's father; and which is now part of the family crest; and personal seal of Reinahardt I, Freiherr von Struttkengart.
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En una campaña del juego 7º Mar, mi personaje, Reinhardt von Struttkengart, es hijo de un noble menor de Eisen (pais pseudo-Alemania). No era heredero del titulo, por ser el menor de tres hermanos; pero su tio Gunther mato a su padre y al resto de su familia, y Reinhardt escapo gracias a algunos de los sirvients, con apenas doce años de edad. Por casi una decada recorrio el mundo entrenandose y mejorando sus habilidades como guerrero y marino (llegando incluso a ser pirata), bajo el nombre de Kurt Janson.

Finalmente, despues de mucho tiempo, retomo sus tierras, matando a su tio y a uno de sus primos mayores, que habian sido parte de la usurpacion (aunque falta otro de sus primos mayores). Ahora ocupa el feudo que es suyo por herencia, y esta en proceso de compensar las atrocidades cometidas por su tio sobre la poblacion. Su patria grande, Eisen, aun es un lugar desolado, quebrado por la Guerra de la Cruz, y Reinhardt no piensa quedarse quieto... tiene que hacer algo por su gente.

Me puse entonces, el otro dia, tras la sesion de rol, a diseñar el escudo de armas familiar. Por favor, se que no sigue las reglas correctas de la heraldica, realmente no tengo tiempo de estudiarlas... y esto no es el mundo real, sino un mundo en si mismo, que quizas tenga reglas de heraldica distintas.

En el centro, los campos verdes, y abajo, el mar, de donde surge un panzerhand (guantelete blindado que se usa para defensa en el estilo de lucha local, con una espada en la otra mano) con puas, simbolo de la familia levantandose desde su pasado de humildes marineros hacia su destino de nobleza. Arriba, las fortificaciones que simbolizan las montañas que se ven desde la costa, y delimitan el feudo hacia el sur de Eisen.

Sobre el mar, el sello de Posen, la familia del Eisenfurst (Principe de Hierro) de la cual los Struttkengart son vasallos. Bajo el, el lema de la familia Struttkengart: "Levantate levantate, marinero levantate". (Si, el lema, y el himno del cual proviene, son de una cancion de Rammstein.)

A los costados del escudo; la nueva adicion: el drachen de mar (una especie de hipocampo que parece un pequeño drachen); que fuera el sello personal de Manfred IV, padre de Reinhardt; y que ahora es parte permanente del escudo; y sello personal de Reinhardt I, Freiherr von Struttkengart.
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In modern German, "Reise" means "to travel", not "to rise", but:

"The phrase "Reise, Reise" is used by seamen as a wake-up call and finds its roots in the Middle High German verb "risen", which meant "to rise" (to which it is obviously related as well). This verb has since died out in New High German, though the noun was retained and came to mean "journey" or "voyage". The verb "reisen" was rederived from the noun "Reise", but now means "to journey" or "to travel". It seems the old meaning has been preserved in this phrase in the seaman's language."