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Old 01-02-2016, 12:32 AM   #1
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You’ve heard of a “gaggle” of geese, a “sleuth” of bears, a “pride” of lions…

What should we call “a group of Balrogs flying in formation”?
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:58 AM   #2
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Well, we could go closer to the literal spirit:
a dread of Balrogs
a terror of Balrogs
a squadron of Balrogs

Or we could be ironic:
a festival of Balrogs
a charity of Balrogs

Or we could be (British-ly) understated:
an imposition of Balrogs
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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A flutter of Balrogs

A flame of Balrogs

A chain of Balrogs

A destruction of Balrogs

An Angband of Balrogs

And of course, A bane of Balrogs
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Old 01-02-2016, 01:51 PM   #4
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A wing of Balrogs, of course!
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:21 AM   #5
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A wrath of Balrogs
A conflagration of Balrogs
A bonfire of Balrogs
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:01 PM   #6
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I like an "at most seven" of Balrogs.

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A wing of Balrogs, of course!
A metaphorical wing of Balrogs, rather. Clunky and a wee bit confusing, sure, but lore-accurate! (IMHO.) Or we could go with the more conciliatory debatable wing of Balrogs.
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:26 PM   #7
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An aviary of Balrogs? (Sounds charming!)

Speaking of charming, how about a group of Hobbits?
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An aviary of Balrogs? (Sounds charming!)

Speaking of charming, how about a group of Hobbits?
A fluff of hobbits.

I support a dread of Balrogs.

EDIT: Oh, and before anybody asks, a group of dwarves is called a grumble.

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A dinner of Hobbits? A dessert of Hobbit-lads and -lasses?
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A smorgasbord of Hobbits!

For Elves, may I propose a snobbery, or perhaps a waft of Elves.
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A smorgasbord of Hobbits!
One might be forgiven for thinking you want to eat them...
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As to the Elves, what of a Nomenclature of Elves? A Dialect of Elves?

Or, if that's too on-the-nose, how about Dwarves? A quarry of Dwarves?
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As to the Elves, what of a Nomenclature of Elves? A Dialect of Elves?

Or, if that's too on-the-nose, how about Dwarves? A quarry of Dwarves?
An Elder of Elves? A Delving of Dwarves?
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No, as I already stated, it is a grumble of dwarves.
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No, as I already stated, it is a grumble of dwarves.
That is pretty appropriate.

And in keeping with the trend, a Banquet of Hobbits.
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That is pretty appropriate.

And in keeping with the trend, a Banquet of Hobbits.
I am beginning to see the theme of a potential werewolf game coming together here...
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One might be forgiven for thinking you want to eat them...
My thought exactly.

A gluttony of hobbits.
A silmarillion of elves.
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A hobbit of hobbits, of course.

Also, all your devourings of races sound like ASOIAF titles. Perhaps if GRRMartin wrote LOTR...
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A hobbit of hobbits, of course.

Also, all your devourings of races sound like ASOIAF titles. Perhaps if GRRMartin wrote LOTR...
...it would never have been finished.
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...it would never have been finished.
But everybody would die anyways.
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