As member of a former gaming clan
"Schwertbrüderorden" I was asked to create a banner
graphic of the medieval Christian military order in a
more up to date 3D version.
The historical "Order of the Livonian Brothers of the
Sword" was founded in 1202 on the initiative of the
bishop of Riga to proselytize the region of Livionia.
After a heavy defeat against the Lithuanians in the
battle of Saule the order lost its independence and was
incorporated into the Teutonic Order.
The only reference I had was a black and white print of
a seal containing this emblem. The colors red and white
were an official feature of a Christian military order and
found its way into the coat of arms of many North