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Dark fantasy Witcher-esque 4K texture replacers for every banner in Skyrim, Dawnguard & Dragonborn.

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The dark fantasy Witcher-esque banner textures are officially ported to Skyrim LE.

Features

  • Handcrafted banners for every faction and city in the game, providing the only
  • complete banner retexture mod available on the Nexus.
  • Hand-crafted, native 4K texture work.
  • Created based on historical inspiration, extensive research and facts from the
  • lore, to insure each texture properly fits the locale with varieties of
    cloth, weathering and aesthetics suitable to the region.
  • Supports almost half a dozen other mods by replacing custom banners not featured
  • in the vanilla game with an Ennead-style overhaul.
  • Boasts 4 alternative recolors and redesigns of specific banners in the primary
  • file for even further customization to your taste.
  • Fully compatible with Skyrim LE since all files only include textures.

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Credits
Texture art & logo artwork by Koveich

Artist's commentary
Inspiration
Stylistically, I approached Skyrim's banners the way the Witcher III does. That is to
say, worn but clean enough and mostly well kept since it was a symbol of
status during medieval times to have clean tablecloths and heraldry.
Such as the following examples:

      

Research
While I took inspiration from other games and as many creative liberties as I
could, I did want to cement the style and tone in the real world for
more authenticity.


I was once the pride of the table, while my youth was in its first flower
and my face knew no blemish. But since I am old, and my visage is
marred, I do not wish to appear. I withdraw from you, table; farewell!

- By Geoffrey of Vinsauf (source)

She produces an embroidered white linen tablecloth and a fine white loaf, silver dishes, and ornamented goblets for wine.
-An excerpt from History of Everyday Life in Scotland by Edward J. Cowan (Source)

The places were pointed out to the guests by the nomenclator; and when they
had taken up their reclining position at table, water was brought round
and poured over the hands of each guest and the hands wiped in a towel
or napkin [MANTELE, MAPPA] provided by the host, though sometimes
brought by the guest, in order to carry away the presents that the host
frequently gave. Later mnantele was used for a table-cloth. It was not till towards the end of the 1st century A.D. that table-cloths began to be used.
- An excerpt from A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890) 
William Smith, LLD, William Wayte, G. E. Marindin, Ed. (Source)

Significance
City/faction banners are highly important, designed by artisans in their craft to
give armies and cities the fiercest standards. I also found how the map
marker was reused for Solitude's banner to be quite a lazy move for the
vanilla banners.


Weathering
All weathering is unique to the situation, region and class of the locals.
Chalk kicked up from the Markarth mines, burns & scars from the
civil war for the camp flags, and even wintery frost for the holds of
the north.