I've thrown this idea around a bit before, and I guess it caught on to some extent because I saw that a "Banner of conquest" was recently put up in the auctions, or recently won. However that goes.
Anyways, the original idea I had for a standard and a standard bearer would go like this.
You're getting ready to go raiding, you got a bunch of people one of your guys says "Hey, let's add some insult to this injury."
You say "Sure that sounds like a great idea, what should we do?"
guy says "Hey, let's bring something valuable and wave it in their faces while we raze the city."
You say "That's a great idea, but how do we do that?"
Well ask no more! I present to you your cities standard! Complete with an awesome coat of arms, flapping billowing cloth, and even a few cool messages like propping it or waving it around. But before you buy, let's look at the restrictions of the standard and it's bearer.
Dropping it is shameful, as it lies broken on the ground once you let go, unless you put it in a stand (Located in your home city)
No aggressive actions while holding it, or you'll drop it! And people will look at you angrily for dropping such a precious item.
If you die you drop it! then your enemy gets their grubby hands on it.
Now to the important part. What does the standard do for your team?
Nothing! That's the best part. This is just optional. It handicaps your raid force, it's just an extra kick in the dick to the enemy if you want it to be. It's your flag, it's your pride. It's something very special and dear and it serves literally no purpose.
It's an idea I've had for awhile now because well.. people like tangible things, people also like things that give them bonuses and goodies. But I do not see enough respect for something from a pure RP stand. Sure it's out there, but a little more could always be useful.
Oh and finally, a few restrictions.
-only approved people can remove it from the stand in the city
-once removed, anyone can get a hold of it
-anyone may put it back in the stand
-resets after 1-5 RL days (as a pride issue, for the team that gets to hold it. would like to hear your opinions as to how long it should be)
Aaand, that's about it. Doesn't really add much to the game directly, but I believe such a thing could add a lot of potential RP.
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