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Benin Empire Itsekiri Mystery flag, but worms instead of humans

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Name: Benin Empire Itsekiri Mystery flag, but worms instead of humans
Type: Flag
Author: Designer unknown, sprite TripleQuestionMark, palette&layout Team17
Submitted by: Niue TripleQuestionMark

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Time: November 15, 2020, 12:54 AM
Description:
Let's say -pardon, type- you wish something edgy & straightforward
to intimidate your foes, and perhaps do so with a small cultural gem.
Well, got you covered!
This flashy red banner, of unexact proportions due to game limitations &
for the sake of visibility, featuring the Worms instead of humans 'cause fitting &
'cause the human version I sprited looked unbearable, shall send a clear message
to any challenger, granted they can see it & despise the fact there aren't any swords in-game.

Pretty much nothing is known about the ominous flag found during the
British Benin expedition of 1897 : the troops invaded Benin city
(in current southern Nigeria, not to be confused with the country named Benin),
and stumbled into this baddy, now preserved(but not displayed)
inside London's National Maritime Museum.
It is speculated[no, I don't know by whom] that it represented the
Itsekiri Ethnic group, or that it was meant as a battle flag.
An image of the original flag can be found here (click here).

I sprited this hoping to make it as close to Team17's
WA/WWP flags as I could, taking the palette directly from
the files, the red being the same in most other flags(R255 G0 B0),
the pink shade taken from the ... uh... Nipponic naval flag
that was named "divine wind", the almost white, very light gray
used for the eye details comes from... the sheep flag, methinks.
Dvlcis in fvndo, most vanilla national flags have a black(or mostly black) border,
whilst some, alongside other flags, don't, and went borderless for the
sake of not making the two worms look too big on the already tiny field.

I'll consider whether to make a human version of the flag.
For now, I wish you a good day/night.
Cheers!

P.S.: Make sure the file is named "BeninEmp.ItsekiriMyst.flgWorm"
or something shorter : flags with names too long don't appear in-game.


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