Flag of Sjealand

Sjealand
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UseCivil flag and ensign
Proportion5:8
AdoptedDecember 21, 1194
DesignA yellow field with a three Sjealandic Crosses that extend to the edges of the flag; each cross is twice the height and width of the previous; the vertical part of the crosses are shifted to the hoist side.
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Variant flag of Sjealand
UseState flag, state and naval ensign
Proportion1:2
AdoptedDates back to the early-1600s. Described in law on 4 april, 1671.
DesignA yellow field with a three Sjealandic Crosses that extend to the edges of the flag; each cross is twice the height and width of the previous; the vertical part of the crosses are shifted to the hoist side. Overall ratio, including the tails, is 1:2

The Flag of Sjealand (Tynic: Baldur Tynic pronunciation: [/ˈpal.tʊɹ/] is yellow with blue white and red Sjealandic Crosses that extend to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the crosses are shifted to the hoist side.

Reportedly the use of a cross-flag or as it is called in Sjealand, a Sword-flag, dates back to before the Sjealandian Unification Wars and has traditionally been used to represent the warrior culture of several local petty kings, thus signifying their willingness to use force. However the first actual reported use of the flag was in 1194 as a personal standard of Archking Ragnvald II of Sjealand in his battles against Swastrian Trinitarians. According to 12th century Sjealandian skjald Ansur Tusindsang the banner came as a sign from Stórrheðrinn, the central diety of Ríkr Átrunaðr, in the form of a blood-soaked sword laid upon the Archkings golden cape, with Godes preaching that the use of this sword and this standard would lead the Sjealanders to victory, which they reportedly achieved.

Contemporary vexillologist and historians suggest the banner came about as a a heraldic device, the cross simply dividing a heraldic flag into 4 subsections, but with the Archkings slowly removing the heraldic devices to better differentiate their standards from those of the Swastrians, a tactic that hardly worked as the Swastrians in the end began copying the Sjealandic flag tradition. Today, use of the flag is regulated by a set of rules called Flagkoden, and the swallow-tailed version is only allowed to be flown by select individuals, organisations and companies. The flag is the oldest flag in Nordania, and the second oldest in all of Esquarium, being only beaten by the flag of Senria

Description

History

First appearance

North Sea Realm

Early military banners

Maritime flags

National flag

Origin legend

Variants and Other Flags of the Sjealandic Realm

Historical Flags

National flags and ensigns

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of united kingdom of vikings by coralarts-d6k575h.png Ca. 600-1000 Standard of the Kingdom of Skargasdal, a predecessor to Sjealand. Illustrations from Sjealandic, Swastrian and Jorvish manuscripts shows this flag in use by Sjealandic armies and navies until the 1000's .

Sjealandic possessions and former territories

Flag Date Use Description
Lyksborg-Ambrose.png Ca. 1532-1691 Naval flag of the Kingdom of Ambrose under Lyksborg rule. Earliest know use is in the 1530's and the flag was also flown as a battle-flag by loyalists during the Ambrosian War of Liberation. Combination of the Sjealandic flag and the flag of the Kingdom of Ambrose.
Flag of West Sweden.svg 1578 —1867 Official flag of the Sjealandic Viceroy of Goldhavn in Hethland. By Royal Decree it became the Viceroyality's official flag in 1578 along with several others and remained in use until the Great War of the North Blue and white Sjealandic cross on a yellow field.
Norrlandsflaggan.svg 1578 —1867 Official flag of the Sjealandic Viceroy of the Gunneyjar archipelago in Hethland. By Royal Decree it became the Viceroyality's official flag in 1578 along with several others and remained in use until the Great War of the North Blue and yellow Sjealandic cross on a white field.
Proposed German National Flag 1944.svg 1578 —1867 Official flag of the Sjealandic Viceroy of Salstæd in Hethland. By Royal Decree it became the Viceroyality's official flag in 1578 along with several others and remained in use until the Great War of the North Yellow and black Sjealandic cross on a red field.
Flag of South Uist.svg 1578 —1867 Official flag of the Sjealandic Viceroy of Isaresmynd in Hethland. By Royal Decree it became the Viceroyality's official flag in 1578 along with several others and remained in use until the Great War of the North White and blue Sjealandic cross on a green field.
Estonian alternative flag proposal.svg 1578 —1867 Official flag of the Sjealandic Viceroy of Langedyn in Hethland. By Royal Decree it became the Viceroyality's official flag in 1578 along with several others and remained in use until the Great War of the North White and black Sjealandic cross on a blue field.
Vinland flag.svg 1631—1867 Official flag of the Admiral of Hedsadal, the Military Governor from the Royal Sjealandic Navy in the Sjealandic military territory in modern day north-western Eisarndal. White and black Sjealandic cross on a green field.
Proposed Banner of United Ireland.png 1621—1867 Official flag of the Sjealandic Viceroy of Vestmannaland. Eventually became the flag of the Viceroyality of Vestmannaland and was in use until the Great War of the North Swallow-tailed white and orange Sjealandic cross on a green field.
Ye8vUa7.png 1537—1867 Flag of Hvidland under Sjealandic rule. Officially the flag of the Duke of Hvidland, but upon decree of the Court it became the official flag of Hvidland in 1859. A variant is still in use in Swastrian-administered Hvidland
Flag of Tallinn.svg 1821 —1926 Flag of Sjealandic Ankoren, the Sjealandic possessions in the modern day Union of Nautasian Islamic Republic. The flag was granted in 1821 at the request of the governor of Kara Baba
Flagge Rostock.svg 1520—1691 Flag of Sjealandic Pekamlu
POL Szczecin flag.svg 1401—1640 Flag of the Sjealandic Grand Duchy of Hageborg a Sjealandic feudal possession within the Kingdom of Hethland
Tuthinan Company.png 1180—1882 Flag of Tuthinan company a Sjealandic trade company operating in Borea and also the flag used in all Sjealandic trade-posts in East Borea

Royal

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard.png 1581-1829
1870—present
Royal Standard of Sjealand, used by The Monarchy. The flag was codified in the 1500's and for a time also served as the official flag of the North Sea Realm Blue field with the Sjealandic sun flanked by two eagles
Flag of Greek Macedonia.svg 1829-1870 Royal Standard of Sjealand, from the introduction of the Sjealandic constitution till 1870, a few years after the disastrous defeat in the Great War of the North, after which the Court launched a royal coup and re-introduced the old and current Royal Standard Blue field with the Sjealandic sun
Royal Pennant of Sjealand.png 1526-present Royal pennant of Sjealand Blue field with the Sjealandic sun and a red-gold bicolour

Governmental and Military

Flag Date Use Description
State Flag of Sjealand.png 1671—present The state flag of Sjealand is used as the War-flag of the Sjealandic Defence and is the Naval jack of the Royal Sjealandic Navy Swallow-tail version of the Sjealandic Flag.
NavalFlag.png 1576—present Naval Ensign of the Royal Sjealandic Navy Blue swallowtail with the Sjealandic sun
SjealandPennant.png 1720—present Pennant of the Royal Sjealandic Navy Blue field with the Sjealandic sun and a blue Sjealandic cross on a golden field.
RikrStandard.png 1215—present Religious and battle-flag of the Sjealandic Monarch. Symbolizes his or hers position as the Caretaker of Sjealand. Blue gonfalon with a sun and several sun rays
RelStandard.png 1103—present Standard of the Godspeaker and the entire faith of Ríkr Átrunaðr, Sjealands state religion Gonfalon with a White Sjealandic sun, symbolizing God, on a red field, symbolizing mans impurity and decorated with small golden stars, symbolizing the Monarchy and the lesser deities.

Regional

Flags of state-owned companies