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Offline cupiscent

Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2018, 10:43:24 PM »
My first instinct was an "oh shit" of dragons, but I can see how that might not be the angle you were after... :D
:) not exactly. I was thinking more about what the dragons would call themselves.

See, in that light, it really ties into how dragons socialise. Are they highly social and come together in big groups, like sheep or birds or fish in a flock or school? Or do they stick to small nuclear-family groupings? Or is that just for raising young, and once you're, say, an unpaired adult, you effectively go around in, like, a gang and fight other gangs? Are they organised like lions (multiple females together, but lone or attached males)?
 
I suppose the question is: what is the purpose of your group of dragons? That might help suggest appropriate names.

Offline NedMarcus

Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 02:46:42 AM »
I've been thinking along these lines and plan to use names to signify a dragon's role or position in society. A thunder of dragons for the most skill warriors, and a wisdom of dragons for the wisest. Some other names, too.

Offline Roelor

Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2018, 09:14:29 AM »
I've written about Dragons and I think this is also pondered in the Eragon books.
I like Thunder (the sound of their collective wings) or Cloud of dragons.. Sounds good, doesn't refer to any other animal and seem impressive.

Offline Neveesandeh

Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 02:13:18 PM »
For some reason the first word that came to me was 'armada'.

Offline ArhiX

Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2018, 11:21:03 PM »
In medieval times in my country, a unit of cavalery was called a "banner". They would carry around one flag on a long pole to show the sign of their clan etc.

I guess dragons could do something similiar. In example having a long stripe of cloth carried on a back by one of them. So I guess a "sash" or a "ribbon" could work there.
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Offline Rostum

Re: What do you call a group of dragons?
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2018, 09:46:05 PM »
A Dignity of Dragons