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Sobek:
Okay, this one has bothered me for years, and I haven't come up with a solution on my own, so it's time to seek help.
 
My homebrew has existed for over 20 years, since I was in junior high.  It's got a lot of good things in it, but it also has some... erm... leftovers from my more juvenile days, which I've been slowly purging.
 
In this case, I've got an elite, evil group of soldiers.  They're psions, trained from birth to do a few specific things.  Typical MO is to teleport into a place, kill some people, and teleport out (this worked better under 1E/2E psionics than 3E, but whatever).  These guys are the elitist of the tools at the disposal of a very dark empire of humans.
 
So, in 1985 or so, I decided to call them "Stormtroopers".  :sigh:  The name bothers the shit out of me, now.  Any alternative suggestions?  I can pass off the old name as being a localized translation, so no continuity issues.

Sojourner Judas:
The 3rd Imperial Mindstorm Dragoons

Give 'em a military feel.

FraserRonald:
I think Sojourner Jones has a good idea. Depending on the atmosphere of the game, such a military name might not have any connection to their actual powers.

Dragoons would imply riding into battle but fighting on foot, which is an interesting allusion to what they actual do--they may not ride a horse into battle, but they do "travel" to their destination.

Also, they might not be considered a military unit. So they might be attached to another government organ, like the Foreign Service or Justice. If this is something like Rome or the Byzantines, the agents might have titles like Tribune or even Magistrate. Also, there might be something more attached. State Tribune. Magistrate for State Security. Justiciar for Capital Crimes.

Maddman:
The Shadow Knives.  So named because they emerge from the shadows, strike their foes down, then vanish back into the darkness.

Sobek:

--- Quote from: FraserRonald ---I think Sojourner Jones has a good idea. Depending on the atmosphere of the game, such a military name might not have any connection to their actual powers.
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Hmm... Yeah, I like this train of thought.  Technically, they are attached to the branch of military responsible for the defense of the Emperor, rather than the army or navy.  It's still a military organization, but it may be a lot like a paranoid, psionic, "idealized" Mosad.

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