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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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I created a monster.

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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