2019-10-16, 05:10 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: What to call elite warlock-knights?
In functional terms, mounted warlocks with black powder weapons are more similar to dragoons that hussars.
Originally Posted by Rusvul
However, my money says you should go look at Slavic (and Turkic) titles. Voivoides, hetmen, janissaries, sipahi.
But if I were going to home in on one term: something that references the Oprichnina. Ivan Grozny's bodyguards were warriors, acted as secret police, had a bit of the religion-tied creepiness of their tsar, and did witchy things like carry severed dog's heads on their saddle (to smell treachery). Also, it's an Vladimir Sorokin reference. The adjectival forms would be oprichniki I think.
Last edited by Yanagi; 2019-10-16 at 05:11 PM.