Friday, September 9, 2011

For St Osbert and Unkerlant!

Though Unkerlant has never been considered especially pious, a few rural militias have been known to carry religious flags into battle. This is one such flag, depicting Unkerlant's patron saint, St. Osbert. Osbert was a wayward monk sent to preach to the unholy barbarians located in the secluded valley that would become Unkerlant. Osbert approached the local chieftain, Unkar, and began describing the wonders of Christianity. Unkar promptly had Osbert's head detached from his body. Still, legend says, Osbert kept preaching the gospel. He was set on fire. Still he kept singing the gospels praises.
The chieftain was impressed. He would not convert, but from that point on, his descendants would. St. Osbert would come to embody the fighting spirit of the people of Unkerlant. Battling on despite the odds.

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