“The practice of carrying regimental standards onto the battlefield came from the need for a rallying point for the brave boys of Britana. Soldiers needed to be able to determine easily the location of their unit amidst the smoke and dust of battle because the ability to keep its formation could be potentially critical to the regimentâ�?��?�s success. The banners they carried would be inscribed with the names of battles or other symbols representing former achievements and were treated as sacred items. The banners carried into battle today are aged badly and could easily be mistaken for simple rags; they are still highly magical items though and continue to play an important part in the success of the Britanan battle plan.