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What do you call a group of ... ?


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Grand Lodge

Just for fun,

So you call a group of wolves a pack, and a group of crows a murder...

What would you call a group of air elementals? A dervish? A group of shadows? Other fantasy monster groups?

(Reference)


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Collective nouns!

An umbra of shadows.
A ring of faeries.
A clutch of dragons.
A clatter of skeletons.
A watch of beholders.

Silver Crusade

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Bestiaries list collective nouns for every monster type (well, every that appears in groups) under Organization part of the statblock. Elementals, for example, form gangs (3-8).


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A gale of wind elementals
A wave of water elementals
A conflagration of fire elementals
An avalanche of earth elementals


A crew of goblins!
A rampage of goblins!
A... buffet line of goblins?


Captain Killjoy wrote:

A crew of goblins!

A rampage of goblins!
A... buffet line of goblins?

An Inflammation of Goblins!

A Deflagration of Goblins!

A Combustion of Goblins!


An exsanguination of Vampires.


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A bachelor of tarrasques. Alternatively, a spinster of tarrasques. Don't want to assume gender.


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A dance of dervishes
A blast of sorcerers
A bleed of vampires


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A Parity of Aeons.
A Safeguard of Agathions.
A Choir of Angels.
An Establishment of Archons.
A Denial of Asura.
A Liberation of Azata.
A Vacuity of Daemons.
A Massacre of Demons.
A Bureaucracy of Devils.
A Division of Demodands.
A Corruption of Divs.
A Brigade of Formians.
An Invocation of Genies.
An Obstinance of Inevitables.
An Essence of Kami.
A Bondage of Kytons.
A Befoulment of Oni.
A Disarray of Proteans.
An Escort of Psychopomps.
A Treachery of Qlippoth.
A Decadence of Rakshasa.


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Once I learned that you could have a murder of crows... I like to use murder for everything now.

A Murder of buffalo
A murder of kangaroo
A murder of sharks
A murder of butterflies

Anytime I'm corrected, I just say I like mine better ;)


An apocalypse of devils
A calamity of dragons
A charm of faerie dragons
A cloud of pegasi
A storm of griffons
An orchestra of lillendi


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A gaggle of goblins
A gabble of goblins
A chapter of kytons
A fury of elementals
A frenzy of Adaros
A cacophany of Proteans


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A passion of succubi.


The Bestiary says "a harem of succubi". I like that.

And... a torture of incubi?


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An orgy of succubi?


Yeah, baybee.

Lantern Lodge

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DigMarx wrote:
A bachelor of tarrasques. Alternatively, a spinster of tarrasques. Don't want to assume gender.

According to Ultimate Campaign, it's a (Fine-Sized) "Army of Tarrasque."


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The Tarrasque: and Army of One.


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A grumble of dwarves?
A parade of elves?
A banquet of halflings?
A snowflake of drow?

Perhaps a small group of halflings could be called a buffet... Thats what the dragons call em anyway.


AM SMASH OF BARBARIANS.

The Exchange

A great deal of creatures in pathfinder bear similarities to existing animals, so you can use existing plurals for those, this yields us:

A cackle of gnolls,
A Glaring of catfolk
A swine of wearboars
A swarm of wererats
A colony of ratfolk
ETC.


A cycle of Samsarans
A cavil of Ganzi
A cropping of Ghorans
A circuit of Androids
A tide of Undines
An smoulder of Ifrits
A clean sweep of Oread
A zephyr of Sylphs
A bender of Sulis
A dimout of Wayang


A trump of Flumphs?


Gorbacz wrote:
Bestiaries list collective nouns for every monster type (well, every that appears in groups) under Organization part of the statblock. Elementals, for example, form gangs (3-8).

Would more of them be a ghetto?

Dark Archive

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An Annoyance of Gnomes (by other races)
A Blessing of Gnomes (by Gnomes)

Shadow Lodge

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A Parliament of Devils.

or

A Congress of Devils.

or

A Bureaucracy of Devils.

To be honest, the decision on which to use is still in committee.


Some ideas


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The Usual Suspect wrote:

A Parliament of Devils.

or

A Congress of Devils.

or

A Bureaucracy of Devils.

To be honest, the decision on which to use is still in committee.

Someone just added an amendment to consider 'A Contract of Devils.'

Shadow Lodge

I think a Contract of Devils should be any group of known devil worshipers, not an actual group of devils.


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A congestion of oozes.

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