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18th-Jan-2005 12:06 pm
boke1
gimme a non-hokey, non-trite name for an evil semi-secret order of necromancers. most people never heard of them, those who have hate them. i was gonna call them the smokers which made some sense in the campaign until i realized that's the name of the bad guys from waterworld and well... can't have that.
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18th-Jan-2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
The Renaissance
Ianua Novae or Vitae Novae
The Medici
The Ashen


Pink flamingoes?
18th-Jan-2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Ianua...isn't that a door? New Door?
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19th-Jan-2005 02:14 am (UTC)
lemme check. *whips out her latin book*

Iacio and Iacto both mean throw.

Ianua means door. yep.

Ianus is the god of doors and stuff, but a ianua is a door.
18th-Jan-2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
The Noble Society of Morticians

The Parliament of Crows

The Order of Dust and Sand

The Walkers in Shadow

The Bone Wands

The Fraternal Order of Magellus (or whatever the founder's name is)

The Obscure Order
18th-Jan-2005 05:25 pm (UTC) - The Parliament of Crows
you win. you get a nice shiny new imaginary ford mustang. i'll put it in the mail today.
18th-Jan-2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
I concure. Parliament of Crows is awesome ;) I will make sure to use that.
18th-Jan-2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
not to rain on a cool name (it is cool)... it's MURDER of Crows, and a parliment of OWLS.
18th-Jan-2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Parliament and murder are both valid collective nouns for crows. As is "storytelling".
18th-Jan-2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
storytelling of crows - Yes
parliament of crows - not the correct collective noun. It sounds cool, but it's not what you call a group of crows.

19th-Jan-2005 12:02 am (UTC)
parliament of ravens (often confused with crows, but a different bird nonetheless)

parliament of owls is also correct

I have a friend who is a shaman (i.e. native amercian holy man), one of his ascendant totems is raven, and he once lectured me upon the difference between ravens and crows, due to my ignorance on the matter
18th-Jan-2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
i've heard of a murder of crows. never heard of a parlaiment of anything. or a storytelling of anything. i'm still gonna call them the parlaiment of crows. but that's a bit wordy. need a snappy derogatory nickname for simple farm folk to call them. i'm thinking "blackbirds".
19th-Jan-2005 09:34 am (UTC)
I've only heard of a Parliament Funkadelic.
19th-Jan-2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that the phrase we're all dancing around here is "A Parliament of Rooks."

a murder of crows
a tiding of magpies
an unkindness of ravens
a parliament of rooks

... part of the confusion here may be that the rook is a very similar bird to both the crow and the raven - they are all in the same family. Rooks are, however, distinct, and common to Britain and Ireland.

Murder of Crows and Unkindness of Ravens are probably a bit heavy-handed for a supposedly-covert evil organization. Parliament, of Crows, Rooks, or Owls (all fairly death-oriented birds) sounds pretty cool, and accuracy be damned. This is fantasy.

... I like "blackbirds" as a slang term for them ... especially since they probably all have small tattoos of black birds (exact kind unrecognizable) that may be magic. And that can be the only clue for a long time.
18th-Jan-2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
I thought it was a parliment of ravens. or was that magpies?
18th-Jan-2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
The Majin Bari
18th-Jan-2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
what is that? i think i've heard that before.
18th-Jan-2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
I highly doubt it. It was a cabal of sorcerers my friend made up in a campaign he ran about 6 months afer 3.0 1st came out.

Bari was the leader of the cult; but I forget the whole translation...something like "those who follow the true path of bari". In some made up language'; the key thing was that it sounded cool.
18th-Jan-2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
i googled it. apparently its very similar to a dragon ball z character's name. don't know where i would have heard that though because i've only seen the show twice and i don't remember any of their names.
18th-Jan-2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah... Majin Boo. No idea what that means either. Nor does it sound as intimidating.
18th-Jan-2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Majin, loosely, means demon.

...Boo is just his name. >.> If you look closely, Majin Boo, was created by Babidi...and Babidi's father's name was Bibidi.

...Bibidi, Babidi, Boo.
19th-Jan-2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, caught that then, and as quickly forgot it. Now I remember why.
19th-Jan-2005 05:03 am (UTC) - My necromantic...
My necromantic organization is 'The Order of the Bleached Bone' not sure how much I like it. But there is a reason for it, so it works for me. Other ideas.

Dead Men Walking... ok thats trite...

The Returned

Sleepless
19th-Jan-2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Call them the Bonejacks. Farmfolk like to add -jack to things.
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