i'd love to know how you came up with names for mimelords and their mollishers (i.e rag&bone man, halfpenny, jenny greenteeth(is this right i don't remember), bully-rook, abbess)
Most of them are drawn from folklore, slang, or parts of London. A few examples:
- Abbess: Victorian slang term for the madam of a brothel.
- Bloody Knuckles: A game in which two people essentially punch each other’s knuckles until one of them drops out.
- The Buried King: Refers to the district of Kingsbury in London.
- The Fifth Sister: Refers to the district of Seven Sisters in London.
- Jenny Greenteeth: A hag of English folklore who lives in rivers and drowns children and the elderly.
- Haymarket Hector: Victorian slang term for a thug or a pimp.
- Madam Speaker: Refers to the position of Speaker of the House of Commons. This position no longer exists in Scion.
- Ognena Maria: A fire goddess in Eastern European folklore.
- Rag and Bone Man: Also known as bone-grubbers, rag-and-bone men used to walk the streets of London collecting people’s unwanted items and selling them on. They were in Britain recently enough for my grandma to remember them.
- Spring-heel’d Jack: Urban legend originating in the Victorian era. A red-eyed, devil-like man who attacks people at random and can leap to incredible heights.
- Tom the Rhymer: A figure from Scottish history who, in legend, gains the gift of foresight after being taken to the realm of the Queen of Elphame. Supposedly he was unable to lie.