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Crew name suggestions


(Xaphere) #12

I KNOW, I KNOW ... BOMB THREAT ... ups wrong show.

But for real. I like the Scholars. And when you want people killed you "buy a library card" just like the "dinner reservation" in John Wick

(ScratchNSn1ff) #13

I was thinking, as assassin targets are usually referred to as "marks" they could instead use Bookmarks and when people want someone dead they put a book in the collection area of the Library with a bookmark in it with a name written on it.

(moenoel_) #14

I like The Scholars, or another name that sounds kinda sorta like a normal thing, 'cause it would allow for some cool and/or funny "hiding in plain sight" moments. As in, they, their clients and just people in the know might talk about them in a sort of thiefs cant in public.

"You heard about the latest paper the scholars published?" and shit like that.

(Samstein_) #15

I like "The Scholars" and "The Archivists" but it lacks something, an edge?

I think it would fit to have a group of 4 with a name that says more of what they do than where their lair is?
A combination of what they do and where they are perhaps?
Also, their missions won´t just be one hit assassinations, as I understood (although not familiar with Blades in the Dark) it´s everything criminal, heists, smuggling, kidnapping etc?

"Literal Cartel" would speak more of both where and who they are imho.
"Literal Criminals"
"Literally Killers"

When speaking to a new client or on a mission they could speak to eachother by the first letter in their names- like codenames Reservoir Dogs style- that could be a signum when they were fighting an enemy they would know if they heard the crew talking to eachother.

-Hey guys did you hear? "B" from "Letters"-(known in the underworld) took down a hole building in China Town? Apparently he used brute force to knock down a supporting wall"

I dunno.. that´s the best I can make up...

(ScratchNSn1ff) #16

at the start of the game they picked what the main 4 will focus on(assassin missions) but they can get cohorts that do other things

(ScratchNSn1ff) #17

what if the crews name was just The Ghostwriters?
As they are based in a library and have the whole leaving of pages and or quotes on the killed targets and the term itself refers to people that write for other people which is quite similar to what Assassins do, but for murder!

(Zandivya) #18

Maybe The Erratum as in a correction of someone else's mistakes. Or The Press as a mirror of The Firm (an organized criminal operation operated by the Krays in the 60s). Or perhaps even Folium which is the page of a manuscript and is reminiscent of Folly (which is surely a description of anyone they are employed to remove).

No, I have a better idea. Mortuus Lignum which would be dead wood.

(TheJeroenBrouwer) #19

Oh no... That's pretty spoopy.

(brandonwarking) #20

The scholars is pretty good but I think The Chroniclers sounds cooler

(dystonaut) #21

So many great suggestions! My personal favorites are:

Well, we're all about to find out what they chose! See you there!

(Twitch: no742617000027) #22

There are some pretty cool names tossed around in here, I'll add The Revisers to the list :smiley:

Edit: Also, The Redactors.

(AzraRillian) #23

If we're going for names inspired by something related to books:

These are names of mythical books or names inspired by those books.

  • The Galdrabók (Gahl-drah-bok) - an Icelandic grimoire, wikipage here

  • Rauðskinna (Raw-skinner) meaning "red skin" another book about black magic. The subject of the book was to learn to master magic to such a degree as to control Satan

  • Dup Shimati - The mesopotamian Tablet of Destiny. Whoever held this tablet was granted rulership over the universe (or great power).
  • The Sybilline Books - A collection of oracular utterances that according to tradition were purchased from a sibyl by the last king of Rome
    • or maybe the Sybelline Four / Sybelline Oracles

They could also just be called "The Codex" or "the codex - something"

OH WAIT.... here's a really good one.

  • Codex Ex Sanguis ( Ex "out of" or "from" + Sanguis "blood")

(putridcheese) #24

"Hush" is a nice name. It's also the expression people make in a library if you're too noisy. Another word in the seemingly the same vein would be "Quietus"

Or you could just call them the "Dewey Decimals".

(Blisz_) #25

Hand Shakers Kappa, No but Scholars is pretty much the best one yet.

(AzraRillian) #26

Scholar seems to be repeating itself a lot.
If not that, maybe other versions of that, like "Savant" (which is also scholar in romanian) or "Erudite"

(Kol_Saresk) #27

Apologies if already suggested, it just smacked me in the brain and I'm trying to post it before I forget it.

The Foreshadows. Because they're this tiny, little detail in someone's story. But, their inclusion in someone's story, automatically foretells the conclusion of that story.

Then again, it sounded cooler in my head.

(VyRe40) #28

The Dead Poets Society. Kappa

(FreeFallFailure) #29

The Lettermen


(seeyore) #30

I like @BlastRonin 's Last Word the most personally, but I don't know that there can be much more than speculation until they do a few missions of their own choosing and develop their own style. There are a lot of great Ideas in there though. I'm excited to see what type of crew they become :slight_smile:

(dystonaut) #31

I totally agree. Lots of great ideas in this thread! The crew will come up with their own name on their own time. I'm sure the name will be awesome and tie in with their adventures. It certainly was fun coming up with our own ideas though.

And until they find their own name, let the speculation continue!! :adammrdr: :adamhobo: