I’m always curious how writers come up with the non-terrestrial names they do for animals, and other sentients they invent, or for their made up magical creatures. Sure there are tens of thousands of magical creatures already and enough variations on them from region to region that the need for something new isn’t great, but still exists. James Enge pointed out this amusing collection of proposed collective terms for a list of critters we’re all familiar with. Personally while I like the list, I think a few of them are a touch off. For instance I like Mr Enge’s a guile of dragons, and my feast of vampires a touch better.
Enjoy, and post your improvements or additions.