For the ruler's sex and skin colour, see: Monarch § Appearance.

The coat of arms of a french family reproduced with the in game blazon:
ARGENT BENDY SINISTER GULES A BEAR SABLE

The Kingdom's coat of arms[1] is the distinctive emblem displayed on the pause menu as a escutcheon and on the town center past the village tents tier as a banner. Its colors (tinctures) also appear on banners and shields around the Kingdom.

It's a cosmetic feature, with no impact on gameplay mechanics.

Every new Monarch is randomly assigned a fresh coat of arms.

Games differences[edit | edit source]

New Lands Kingdom: New Lands & 16?format=original Two Crowns – For a custom coat of arms, players may use the blazon syntax or one of the available generators.

Classic Kingdom: Classic – Coat of arms are randomly generated at the beginning of a new Kingdom and there is no way to customize it (see history note). This article may still be useful for players to check the types of escutcheon and color combinations a kingdom may have.

Blazon[edit | edit source]

Blazon Settings.jpg

This section is about New Lands & Two Crowns.

Mobile-light.png?format=originalMobile-dark.png?format=original  Editing the blazon is not possible on mobile.

In heraldic terminology, blazon is the formal description of a coat of arms. In the game's settings, the player can set a custom coat of arms for the Kingdom by typing the blazon with the proper syntax in the text box and selecting "Set Blazon". That syntax is: [2]

[1st Tincture], [Ordinary] [2nd Tincture], [Charge] [3rd Tincture]

(Commas and brackets are included here for clarity and should be removed.)

Scotland.jpg
  • Ordinary: the geometric patterns in the background.
  • Charge: the animal or shape in the center.
  • Tincture: the color or metal of the prior feature.


For example, NAVY A SALTIRE WHITE A LION RED produces a navy-colored coat of arms with a white saltire and a red lion (see image). There is a multitude of possible combinations for a Kingdom's coat of arms.

Tinctures[edit | edit source]

The table below displays all available colors that can be used on the background, the ordinary and the charge of the coat of arms.

Due to a bug, charges cannot have a tincture with a name that starts with another tincture name. For example, the game reads both "orange" and "orchid" as "or", as shown in their images. The colors falling into this are: Aquamarine, BlueViolet, Goldenrod, GreenYellow, LavenderBlush, Orange, OrangeRed, Orchid, and YellowGreen. They can, though, be perfectly used on the background and on the ordinaries.

Mobile-light.png?format=originalMobile-dark.png?format=original For a table with 120 tinctures, see this article on desktop version.

Ordinaries[edit | edit source]

The articles (i.e. a/an) are required whenever specified below (some ordinaries and all charges). A blazon must have exactly one ordinary, so if the player wants a solid background, he or she can choose any ordinary and make it the same colour as the background.

Europe biome

Blazon ordinary europe A Bordure.png
Blazon ordinary europe A Chief.png
Blazon ordinary europe A Cross.png
Blazon ordinary europe A Fess.png
Blazon ordinary europe A Pale.png
Blazon ordinary europe A Saltire.png
Blazon ordinary europe Bendy.png
A Bordure
                  
A Chief
                  
A Cross
                  
A Fess
                  
A Pale
                  
A Saltire
                  
Bendy
                  
Blazon ordinary europe Bendy Sinister.png
Blazon ordinary europe Chequy.png
Blazon ordinary europe Chevronny.png
Blazon ordinary europe Five Annulets.png
Blazon ordinary europe Lozengy.png
Blazon ordinary europe Party Per Cross.png
Blazon ordinary europe Party Per Pale.png
Bendy Sinister
                  
Chequy
                  
Chevronny
                  
Five Annulets
                  
Lozengy
                  
Party Per Cross
                  
Party Per Pale
                  

Shogun biome (16?format=original Kingdom Two Crowns only)

Blazon ordinary shogun Lozengy.png
Blazon ordinary shogun A Chief.png
Blazon ordinary shogun A Cross.png
Blazon ordinary shogun A Fess.png
Blazon ordinary shogun A Pale.png
Blazon ordinary shogun A Saltire.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Bendy.png
A Bordure
                  
A Chief
                  
A Cross
                  
A Fess
                  
A Pale
                  
A Saltire
                  
Bendy
                  
Blazon ordinary shogun Bendy Sinister.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Chequy.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Chevronny.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Five Annulets.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Lozengy.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Party Per Cross.png
Blazon ordinary shogun Party Per Pale.png
Bendy Sinister
                  
Chequy
                  
Chevronny
                  
Five Annulets
                  
Lozengy
                  
Party Per Cross
                  
Party Per Pale
                  

Charges[edit | edit source]

Note: In Two Crowns in the Shogun campaign, coat of arms have no charges. However if using the blazon input field, they have to be defined for the whole blazon to work properly.

Blazon charge An Armadillo.png Blazon charge A Bear.png Blazon charge A Dragon.png Blazon charge An Eagle.png Blazon charge A Fish.png Blazon charge A Hydra.png Blazon charge A Lion.png
An Armadillo
                  
A Bear
                  
A Dragon
                  
An Eagle
                  
A Fish
                  
A Hydra
                  
A Lion
                  
Blazon charge A Lizard.png Blazon charge An Owl.png Blazon charge A Snake.png Blazon charge A Squirrel.png Blazon charge A Stag.png Blazon charge A Wolf's Head.png Blazon charge A Swan.png
A Lizard
                  
An Owl
                  
A Snake
                  
A Squirrel
                  
A Stag
                  
A Wolf's Head
                  
A Swan
                  

The following charges[3] cannot appear in a new game blazon, nor they show up in the visual editor. They can only be set through the blazon terminology:

Blazon charge A Crumps.png Blazon charge An Eye.png Blazon charge A Gronkh.png Blazon charge A Jack Pattillo.png Blazon charge A Kiwo.png Blazon charge A Sips.png Blazon charge An Xisuma.png
A Crumps
                  
An Eye
                  
A Gronkh
                  
A Jack Pattillo
                  
A Kiwo
                  
A Sips
                  
An Xisuma
                  

16?format=original Kingdom Two Crowns only:

Blazon charge A Bald Eagle.png Blazon charge A Greed.png Blazon charge A Ram.png Blazon charge A Sheep.png Blazon charge A Tortoise.png
A Bald Eagle
                  
A Greed
                  
A Ram
                  
A Sheep
                  
A Tortoise
                  

Generators[edit | edit source]

This section is about New Lands & Two Crowns.

Blazon_editor_(Two_Crowns_-_console)

Blazon editor (Two Crowns - console)

Kingdom Two Crowns has an embed coat of arms generator (or blazon editor) that can be accessed by clicking on the heraldic shield (step to the right on consoles) on the pause menu. For New Lands, players may explore the instructions of this article and set a blazon themselves, or use one of the generators made by the community.

Achievement decorations[edit | edit source]

New Lands Kingdom: New Lands – There are four common and one special achievement that grant unique decorations to the Kingdom's escutcheon on the pause menu—without changing any other flag or banner. These achievements with their rewarded decorations are listed bellow:

Achievement Requirements Decoration's description prvw
Birth of a Reign Escape any island. Carved leaves on both sides of the escutcheon. Birth of a Reign.jpg
Interior Decoration Escape 3 islands in a row without losing/restarting. A pair of deer antlers. Interior Decoration.jpg
Heraldic Achievement Escape any 5 islands in a row without losing/restarting.[4] A pair of lit candles on metal candle holders. Heraldic Achievement.jpg
Crowned Escape the 5th island. A golden Crown on the top of the escutcheon. Crowned.jpg
Skull Island Destroy all portals in the Skull Island. Four skulls at the bottom of the escutcheon. Skulls icon.png

All decorations are removed if the player starts a new game from the map, except for the skulls and the crown — these can only be removed after deleting the save files and starting a brand new save game.

Escutcheon no decor.png
Escutcheon antlers leaves candles.png
Escutcheon leaves skulls crown.png
An escutcheon with no extra decoration, one with antlers, leaves and candles, and another with skulls and a crown.

Classic and Two Crowns – The pause menu's escutcheon also has decorations that are based on the Monarch's success. They appear to persist across different Monarchs, but their connections to achievements are less visible.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Game Version Platform Bug
New Lands 1.2.3 and
onwards
all Using ⌫ Backspace when typing the blazon makes the "Options" submenu close back to main menu.
Two Crowns all PC/Mac "An Xisuma" charge is bugged. Typing it renders "A Tortoise" in the shield.

History[edit | edit source]

Date       Game Platf Version
Aug 29, 2019 16?format=original All 1.0.4
Change
Improved color options for blazon editor.
Shogun ordinaries were renamed.


Apr 9, 2019 16?format=original All 1.0.4 B
A blazon editor with a visual interface was introduced.
It's then possible to customize the coat of arms on consoles.
Dec 11, 2018 16?format=original All 1.0.0
The Shogun style was introduced.
Aug 9, 2016 New Lands All 1.0.0
Editing the coat of arms was introduced through heraldic descriptions in the options menu.
Apr 11, 2016 Classic All 1.2.0
Realigned menu graphics (day counter/coat of arms).
Fix the saving process of the coat of arms.
There was an ability to lock an eventualy loved coat of arms for future kingdoms at the village tents, but it was removed from the game. [6]


Heraldic terminology[edit | edit source]

Escutcheon: The shield itself.
Field: The background of the shield, usually composed of one or more tinctures (see colours & metals below)
Charges: Any emblem occupying the escutcheon, be it a geometric pattern (ordinaries) or a depiction of some beast. In French blazon, ordinaries are called pièces and other charges are meubles.
Ordinaries: Geometric patterns emblazoned upon the escutcheon.
Helm: The helm above the shield, facing dexter.
Supporters: Figures to the left and right of the shield, usually depicted as holding it up.
Mantling: Drapes above the helmet and to the sides of the shield.
Colours: Gules (red), azure (blue), sable (black), vert (green), and purpure (purple).[7]
Metals: Or (gold) and argent (silver).[7]
Chief and Base: Refer to the shield's up & down, respectively.
Dexter and Sinister: Refer to the shield's right & left, respectively.[7]
A bend pointing dexter originates from dexter chief to sinister base. Ordinaries are assumed pointing dexter unless otherwise specified.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Aka: armorial bearing, blazonry, crest, emblem, escutcheon, heraldic device, heraldry, or insignia.
  2. How to Create a Blazon!, a guide by Bow Vagrant's. 18 August 2016.
  3. Crumps, "An Eye" (Jack Septic Eye), Gronkh, Jack Pattillo, Kiwo, Sips and Xisuma are youtubers who have played either Kingdom Classic or New Lands.
  4. Islands can be repeated for this achievement. — Candles reappeared in a brand new save game after doing islands 1, 2, 1 again, 2 again and 3, i.e.: five islands in a row, without losing or restarting. Tested in v1.2.8 by Sapador.
  5. Old name New name
    LOZENGY BENDY
    BENDY A PALE
    A PALE A CHIEF
    A CHIEF FIVE ANNULETS
    FIVE ANNULETS A FESS
    A FESS A CROSS
    A CROSS A SALTIRE
    A SALTIRE PARTY PER CROSS
    PARTY PER CROSS CHEVRONNY
    CHEVRONNY BENDY SINISTER
    BENDY SINISTER PARTY PER PALE
  6. Dev said "Turns out we remove this feature", 22 Nov 2016, on a Steam forum; and "Does that option never appear, even past level 2?", one year later, on another thread.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Heraldry - a guide to your Coat of Arms. Ancestors of Dover Ltd.
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