Actually our Kraken has a bit of a different backstory and is an inhabitant of swamps, rather than the sea. In our latest Blog Post there’s some more info on it if you are interested: Kraken Blog
Considering our Krakens habitat it would’nt really make sense to use any maritime symbolism.
In the case our our Banner the use of the kraken is just a symbol of strength, like a lion for example. I focussed on making it look like an intimidating banner a mercenary company would actually field. That’s why it is a lot darker than most of the earlier banners.
Up until now no mercenary banner uses any “makeshift” materials. This is important to disntinguish the banners of different factions and underline their character. The bandits for example only use makeshift materials for their standards.
I hope this explains a bit why the banner looks the way it looks.
Thanks for taking the time to reply and providing insight.
It was just an idea. (Maybe those can be used, if you’ll ever create some more brigand banners; suggesting that those brigands originate from the coast or used to be pirates :) )
Could have been possible that the Kraken does have some brethren or distant cousins that dwell in the wide, unexplored oceans of Battle Brothers.
I totally forgot about the consistency of the designs.