The Flag of Ankh Morpork

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The Flag of Ankh Morpork

Postby David Brown » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:55 pm

Can anyone please tell me if the flag of Ankh Morpork is ever described? I know it's mentioned in Night Watch, but I don't recall a description of it.

I also know that various designs, purporting to be the AM flag, are available online, but I have no idea how authentic they are.

Thank you.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:24 am

I don't recall it ever being described. :?
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Postby meerkat » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:03 am

Um I think it is explained if not drawn in Feet of Clay. Probably wrong but you never know. There might be one on the Paul Kidby site.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:09 pm

I thought the coat of arms was explained :wink:
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Postby David Brown » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:38 pm

meerkat wrote:Um I think it is explained if not drawn in Feet of Clay. Probably wrong but you never know. There might be one on the Paul Kidby site.

Thank you, I must have a flip through Feet of Clay, then.
Sjoerd3000 wrote:I thought the coat of arms was explained :wink:

The coat of arms, yes, but not the flag. The two are quite different, and the former appears to change with each new Patrician, as it currently includes the black of the Vetinari family, which it presumably did not under Winder or Snapcase, whereas one would expect the flag to remain the same.
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:09 pm

I think Sjoerd means that it was the coat of arms that was explained in Feet of Clay, rather than the flag, to save you searching for it.

If it's described anywhere, I would think it would be Jingo, although I think that the regiments all had different flags.
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:34 pm

In the Discworld companion at the beginning of the Ankh Morpork section it shows AM's coat of arms. 8)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:42 pm

Dotsie wrote:I think Sjoerd means that it was the coat of arms that was explained in Feet of Clay, rather than the flag, to save you searching for it.

If it's described anywhere, I would think it would be Jingo, although I think that the regiments all had different flags.


Thank you Dotsie, that's what I meant :)
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Postby David Brown » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:17 pm

Thank you, I shall stop looking for my copy of Feet of Clay, then!
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Postby meerkat » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:19 pm

:oops: It was the only bit I could remember! :oops:
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Postby deldaisy » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:27 pm

From The Fifth Elephant

Lady Sybil: I'll tell Willikins to pack winter clothes. It'll be pretty cold up there at this time of year. Sam Vimes: Yes. That's a good idea. Lady Sybil: We'll have to host a party ourselves, I expect, so we ought to take a cartload of typical Ankh-Morpork food. Show the flag, you know. Do you think I should take a cook along? Sam Vimes: Yes dear. That would be a good idea. No one outside the city knows how to make a knuckle sandwich properly. Lady Sybil: Do you think we ought to take the alligator with us? Sam Vimes: Yes, that might be advisable.... What alligator?


Ahhh but what flag?
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Postby unseenu » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:50 pm

the flag can be seen in this video,it features two hippos and a Morpork owl sitting on an Ankh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqCbOJc6RU[/url]
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:57 pm

Isn't that the coat of arms? :wink:
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Postby David Brown » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:39 pm

I'm afraid it is.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:41 pm

I do have the flag of Ankh Morpork as approved by Terry :) , but its packed :( and not even here s it's in storage :cry: . However I can confirm that it has the coat of arms on a blue ground :) a lot of city flags are like that.
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