Thursday, July 14, 2022

Knightly Factions from the Devil's Dictionary

Working my way slowly through The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, it struck me that some of this is pretty gameable. His entry for Regalia reads like a list of weird knightly factions or Troika backgrounds. I particularly love the "Affectionate Fraternity of Men Similarly Warted."

 I have edited these slightly as they were originally in a long wall-of-text paragraph.


REGALIAn. Distinguishing insignia, jewels and costume of such ancient and honorable orders as:
  • Knights of Adam
  • Visionaries of Detectable Bosh
  • Ancient Order of Modern Troglodytes
  • League of Holy Humbug
  • Golden Phalanx of Phalangers
  • Genteel Society of Expurgated Hoodlums
  • Mystic Alliances of Gorgeous Regalians
  • Knights and Ladies of the Yellow Dog
  • Oriental Order of Sons of the West
  • Blatherhood of Insufferable Stuff
  • Warriors of the Long Bow
  • Guardians of the Great Horn Spoon
  • Band of Brutes
  • Impenitent Order of Wife-Beaters
  • Sublime Legion of Flamboyant Conspicuants
  • Worshipers at the Electroplated Shrine
  • Shining Inaccessibles
  • Fee-Faw-Fummers of the Inimitable Grip
  • Jannissaries of the Broad-Blown Peacock
  • Plumed Increscencies of the Magic Temple
  • Grand Cabal of Able-Bodied Sedentarians
  • Associated Deities of the Butter Trade
  • Garden of Galoots
  • Affectionate Fraternity of Men Similarly Warted
  • Flashing Astonishers
  • Ladies of Horror
  • Cooperative Association for Breaking into the Spotlight
  • Dukes of Eden
  • Disciples Militant of the Hidden Faith
  • Knights-Champions of the Domestic Dog
  • Holy Gregarians
  • Resolute Optimists
  • Ancient Sodality of Inhospitable Hogs
  • Associated Sovereigns of Mendacity
  • Dukes-Guardian of the Mystic Cess-Pool
  • Society for Prevention of Prevalence
  • Kings of Drink
  • Polite Federation of Gents-Consequential
  • Mysterious Order of the Undecipherable Scroll
  • Uniformed Rank of Lousy Cats
  • Monarchs of Worth and Hunger
  • Sons of the South Star
  • Prelates of the Tub-and-Sword

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Knightly Factions from the Devil's Dictionary

Working my way slowly through The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, it struck me that some of this is pretty gameable. His entry for...