In August, we asked for your inspiration in developing an official Arkadian flag here
There were many entries that we loved and the team had a difficult time choosing the winner. We would like to make a special mention of some entrants whose ideas were difficult to say no to. Those colonists were endy endy evour
and Atlan Leticron
and have each been given 3 months of Gold Membership.
It has been a few weeks since the closing date of this competition and after several discussions, we finally made a decision. Many of you referred to the symbolic power of red, from which we arrived at the following symbolism:
The red horizon below the symbol of Arkadia reminds us that the soil our colony stands on today is soaked with human blood spilled at Oratan hands. In the months following the Liberation Fleet landing, before the Revival network was set up by Fleet Arkadia, we lost the lives of those brave soldiers and civilians forever.
I am reminded of Rebecca at 8 Coins in March 3008: "‘We’ve all lost friends to the Oratan, Commodore. Anything I can do to help avenge them is fine by me."
With that in mind, I'm happy to present to you the Official Flag of Planet Arkadia!
Congratulations to Symulakron
on having your design chosen!
At this stage, it is not being used in its flag shape in-world, however it will
be utilised in banner format at Celeste Harbour after the next Planet Arkadia patch. Here is a sneak preview!
Symulakron's winning design will be rewarded with Gold Membership to the forum for a whole year. Awesome work!
Thank you to all
entrants for taking the time and effort to come up with your designs. You will each be awarded with 200 reputation points! Those receiving this award are, in order of appearance:
- Aura Lily
- Raven V
- Atlan Leticron
- Mr Joey
- Tony Pendragon
If we could, the team would like to give each and every one of you a good pat on the back. It's great to have a community of patriots by our side!