The Raven Banner

A standard bearer holding the Raven Banner is impaled by a spear. Valkyries on horseback ride in the sky weaving a net of entrails and skulls.
The Raven Banner. Ink and acrylic, 2023.

Sigurd the Stout and the cursed Raven Banner

The Raven Banner was both blessed and cursed. Though the army would win, those who carried the standard would die. Earl Sigurd the Stout lost his life holding the Raven Banner, after three other standard-bearers had fallen and none more were forthcoming.

In the sky, Valkyries riding on horseback weave a net of entrails and human heads.