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    Default Collective nouns for D&D Creatures

    I've always enjoyed the sometimes idiosyncratic collective nouns that English has for different creatures. Most people know about flocks of sheep, schools of fish, packs of wolves, prides of lions, etc. But some animals have odd (Pods of whales?) or evocative (murder of crows!) collective nouns associated with them.

    So, how about D&D creatures. What name would you ascribe to a group of Illithid? Otyughs? Your favourite creatures?
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    A Terror of Tarrasques.
    A Glitter of Lantern Archons
    A Gait of Shambling Mounds
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    The Monster Manual actually has such terms listed in the "Organization" entry.

    -Small Mind Flayer groups are Inquisitions, large ones are Cults.
    -Small groups of Humanoids and Giants are typically Warbands, large ones are tribes.

    To get more creative, though:

    -A soar of griffons (or other flying creatures)
    -A stench of otyugs
    -An observation of beholders
    -A WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! of orcs
    -A blur of Displacer Beasts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toliudar View Post
    I've always enjoyed the sometimes idiosyncratic collective nouns that English has for different creatures.
    They make my head hurt. How am I supposed to remember all of them?

    A shrewdness of apes? What in the name of all that's holy have the English been smoking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenish View Post
    They make my head hurt. How am I supposed to remember all of them?

    A shrewdness of apes? What in the name of all that's holy have the English been smoking?
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    It's obviously a brain of illithids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgondantess View Post
    It's obviously a brain of illithids.
    A "nerve" or "synapse" for a group of 2-3, then < ganglion < cerebrum. :D


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    A skulk of skulks.
    A cry of banshees.
    A cortege of elans.
    An ambush of worgs.
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    I thought it was a Parliament of Crows ?
    You know like a Parliament of Crooks, or an Embezzlement of Bankers

    It should be a Stinking of Otyughs perhaps ?
    A Trapping of Kobalds
    A Grudging of Dwarves
    A Merriment of Hobbits
    An Ambling of Zombies

    Of course we are forgetting a Party of Adventurers
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedz View Post
    I thought it was a Parliament of Crows ?
    You know like a Parliament of Crooks, or an Embezzlement of Bankers
    I see what you did there, but it's a parliament of owls.


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    A gelatine of gelatinous cubes (?)

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    A Glare of Bodaks
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    A Lyre of Harpies.
    A Suspense of Inevitables.
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    A Yiff of Guardinals.
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    An Overcast of Nightwalkers
    A Spaghetti of Carrion Crawlers
    An Epic Spell of Solars
    A Dvati
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    A rampage of dragons (think that's Forgotten Realm-based).
    A club of ogres.
    A cache of golems.
    A seduction of succubi.
    A tusk of orcs.
    A game of gnomes (though one is enough for a game, if you're very careful with your passing. Gnomeball)!
    A room of mimics.
    A mountain of demiliches.
    A slither of yuan-ti.

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    A circle of Pit Fiends
    A grid of Modrons
    A bouquet of Udoroots
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    Some brilliant ones, there! (I'm especially fond of "A Dvati")

    A Furry of Catfolk.
    A Fell of Ropers.
    A Gesuntheit of Svirfneblin.
    A Gibber of Allips.
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    A jar of ochre jellies.
    A bowl of black puddings.
    A wall of gelatinous cubes.
    A choir of angels.
    A knot of tsochars.

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    A harmony of eladrin.
    A coven of hags.
    A coterie of nymphs.
    A shredding of perytons.
    A grip of chokers.
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    A paranoia of wizards.
    An inquisition of inevitables.
    An oven of salamanders.
    A market of mercanes.
    A pity of monks.
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    A fraternity of satyrs.
    Or, a riot of satyrs.
    A flutter of pixies.
    A grab-bag of slaad.

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    A disaster of kender
    A nightmare of aberrations
    A dessert of gelatinous cubes
    A think tank of Brains in Jars
    A thriller of zombies
    A wardrobe of revenants
    A masquerade of changelings
    A Punnett square of mongrelfolk

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    A crusade of paladins.
    A company of warblades.

    A fleet of Slaughterstone Eviscerators...
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    A lawn of gnomes.
    A shroud of ghosts.
    A lunacy of werewolves.

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    This seems more like it belongs in Silly Message Board Games.

    A prance of elves.
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    A barrel of Dire Apes.
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    Someone should make a book of these with illustrations, a la The Gashgrumbly Tinies.

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    A Kiss of Vargoules
    A Coven of Hags
    A Prance of Unicorns
    A Howl of Werewolves
    A Shout of Howlers
    A Gentry of Nobles
    A Wrap of Mummies
    A Pounce of Diretigers
    A Spring of Water Elementals
    A Gale of Air Elementals
    A Quake of Earth Elementals
    A Chaos of Demons
    A Procession of Devils
    A Waltz of Fey
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