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Need a name for a pirate crew. They used to be sky pirates and at some point may return to that but for the foreseeable future they're typical ocean-going pirates. More than thematically appropriate though, my preference would be towards "cool" sounding, or phonetically memorable or catchy.

The typical pirate crew naming style of the setting is "The *something* Pirates" or "The *something* Crew", but a better name is more important to me than sticking to the typical naming conventions. The sort of name where you might read through a list of various pirate groups with just the names and little to no info, but see this one standing out and think "Those guys sound interesting, I want to know more about them."
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The Stormsails
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The Big Dick Bastards
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>>44567916
Unfortunately that name is already taken.
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Captain hammerfist's independant merchant sailing concern.
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>>44567782
The wind runners
The cloud catchers
The truly free
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The rapists of land and sea
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>>44567782
Shrikes
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The Syphilitic Sailors
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Penzance is probably taken.
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The Lost Boys
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>>44567782
Silly question: does the name has to be in english?
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>>44568810
If it sounds cool it could be a completely made up language.
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>>44568836
Klabauters
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>>44568836
>Colhonos

>Ball Rippers/Ripper Pirates

>Black Swords

>Crab Swords.

The portuguese sword in the pic was nicknamed "Colhona" during the age of sail. It best translates as "big balls" in english, but is much more crude. Because of the handguard shape. Sometimes the inside of the rings was sharpened, and a pirate crew could use that to cut off a prisioner's balls, hence "Ball Rippers".

It was also named "black sword" and "crab sword".
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>>44569229
That's pretty interesting actually.
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>>44569458
Glad you like it.

>The protective rings, in addition to the protective function of the fingers, still allowed a way of handling the sword with angles of attack up to 160°, which drastically changed the form of combat. Due to this configuration, the sword could be used in 50% of cases for coup and in 50% of cases for thrust. On the other hand, the protective ring also served to hold and break the opponent's blade.

>These swords were painted black not to reflect the light and denounce their presence on ships, avoiding also its rusting when used near salt water.

>This type of sword would have appeared between 1460 and 1480 and saw much of its use in Portuguese trading cities in Africa, coming to be used as a symbol of honor by the local chiefs.
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>>44567782
>used to be sky-pirates
"Oh fuck we can't swim"
"Can anyone here even sail boats?"
"Fuck fuck fuck it's leaking how do you stop leaks?"
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>>44569872
Pretty much exactly what has been happening so far. They're hilariously incompetent.
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Our Allies!

"Captain, that crew is Our Ally!"
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>>44570570
Trying to sound like people not to be trifled with, not confuse them!
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The Black Apple Brotherhood
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>>44570628
The Oncoming Storm

"Change course captain! We can't survive The Oncoming Storm"
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>>44570686
See that's already better.
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The Windsmith Pirates? They came from the sky, land of nothing-but-fucking-wind. Give them an artifact that control winds and you're golden. They ALWAYS have the wind on their sails, they ALWAYS know how to best navigate that storm, and whenever shti gets real for them they always know how to run past that sudden tornado that just appeared

But then you'll also need to have their ship be red and have a lionhead figure at the front
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>>44570783
Something wind-related can work because they're using wind/sail power now.

The idea though is not to just have a strictly sky pirate appropriate name since they might never be able to return to sky piracy. So like the "Sky Raider" crew isn't going to work.
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>>44570628
Wasn't that one of The Doctor's titles?
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>>44570830
Old Windpassers.
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>>44570945

>The Wind Breakers
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>>44567782
my favorite adventuring band name is "Rude Knaves"

should work for you
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>>44567782
The Vortex Walkers
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>>44574178
That's pretty cool, I like that.

Walkers, Riders, those kind usually sound cool.
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>>44567782
The Downcast.
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>>44574270
Too heavy with the sky implications prolly.
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Anything better than Wave Riders.
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>>44567782

The Brinestar Corsairs.
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>>44577896
Phonetically that's pretty catchy.
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GALE FORCE
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>>44567782
>Sky pirates?
You mean they were members of the USAF during the Vietnam War?
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>>44580522
Something like that, yes.
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>>44579516
Sounds like a speed metal album crew.
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>>44567782
The "Jolly Rogerers" because long voyagers at sea can make a man a bit... odd.
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The Briny Bunch
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>>44567782
Benny and the Jets
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