Review of chapter "The Wakening" from draconis
Re: the naming of the new Slayer "pack"
If it helps, I searched "animal group names", and there are some group names I find surprisingly appropriate.
My favorites / no particular order:
Set of Slayers (Multiple meanings. Also Egyptian god Set (note1))
Bite of Slayers (how ironic!!!)
Tribe of (reminds me of Amazonian warriors)
Swarm of (good alliteration, too)
Coven of (normally for witches I think it fits Slayers too)
Cohort of (in addition to Zebras, this also applied to a Roman military unit. 1st Cohort=800men, other Cohorts=480 men each)
The old standbys:
Out of hundreds of animal group names, here's a selection of some of the more appropriate names I found. Some of these are pretty funny when tied with Slayers...
cats (generic): Pounce, Nuisance, Clutter, Glorying, Glare
cats (undomesticated): Destruction
horses (generic): Stable, Troop, Team
parrots: pandemonium, company
hounds: brace, suite
deer (males): brace
whales: school, pod
badgers: set, company, colony
seabirds (generic): wreck
(note1: Set=originally Egyptian god of the desert. Since Sineya is also associated with the desert this group name would have a TRIPLE MEANING. Set was also associated with great strength, and also considered Ra's main hero/savior/heir, fighting every day against Apep=a very evil demon, the deification of darkness and enemy of light
Holy Christmas, I feel like I should pay for this much work. You are a scholar and a wonderful person. I will tell you that the name I choose for the groupings will come from your list. Some of them are great (pandemonium/cohort/swarm), some are just too funny (mischief/murder/crash), and one in my opinion was perfect. Thank you very very much.
Review By [draconis
] • Date [7 Feb 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]