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    Default [MotW] Acronym Help: M.I.T.H.O.S.

    Hey, guys. Hey!

    So, I'm running a Monster of the Week campaign and within this world there's a sort of Mystical FBI-type organization called M.I.T.H.O.S.

    My problem is: My notes say "figure out the acronym later." And, the Hunters stumbled upon some M.I.T.H.O.S. stuff a couple sessions before I expected them to.

    I'm thinking of "Mystical Investigation, T____, and Harboring Operatives."

    Anybody got a T, or just a generally better acronym for me?
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    "Thaumaturgy".
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    Default Re: [MotW] Acronym Help: M.I.T.H.O.S.

    Mystical Institute for the Tracking of Hostile OrganismS (or Organisms and Spirits)
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    Default Re: [MotW] Acronym Help: M.I.T.H.O.S.

    Kurald! My friend! So good to see you.

    Thaumaturgy is a GREAT "T," but it makes me wonder if other words are redundant.

    So, the point of MITHOs isn't to solve mysteries (that's the Hunters' job), but they do investigate occurrences and offer asylum to mythological refugees.

    M.I.T.H.Os: Mobilized Investigation, Thaumaturgy and Harborage Operatives?

    That's a bit better.
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    Default Re: [MotW] Acronym Help: M.I.T.H.O.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by comicshorse View Post
    Mystical Institute for the Tracking of Hostile OrganismS (or Organisms and Spirits)
    Oh, snap. I loved thaumaturgy, but... It's all there. You win, comicshorse. Get your prize, my dude.
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    OrganismS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurald Galain View Post
    OrganismS?

    A challenge eh ?

    Hmmmmm

    Mystical Institute for the Tracking of Hostile Occult Specimens


    (maybe replace Hostile with Holding if the group captures creatures in order to study them ?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by comicshorse View Post
    A challenge eh ?

    Hmmmmm

    Mystical Institute for the Tracking of Hostile Occult Specimens


    (maybe replace Hostile with Holding if the group captures creatures in order to study them ?)
    Since they're supposed to offer shelter, how about:

    Mystical Institute for Tracking and Hospice for Occult Specimens

    But speciments makes me think of a zoo, which this ain't.

    So... Students? Scholars? Sight-see-ers? Other synonyms for travelers/refugees that start with an S?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burley View Post
    Hey, guys. Hey!

    So, I'm running a Monster of the Week campaign and within this world there's a sort of Mystical FBI-type organization called M.I.T.H.O.S.

    My problem is: My notes say "figure out the acronym later." And, the Hunters stumbled upon some M.I.T.H.O.S. stuff a couple sessions before I expected them to.

    I'm thinking of "Mystical Investigation, T____, and Harboring Operatives."

    Anybody got a T, or just a generally better acronym for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    Since they're supposed to offer shelter, how about:

    Mystical Institute for Tracking and Hospice for Occult Specimens

    But speciments makes me think of a zoo, which this ain't.

    So... Students? Scholars? Sight-see-ers? Other synonyms for travelers/refugees that start with an S?
    If you want to keep it a bit more open:

    Mystical Institute for Tracking and Harnessing Occult Situations


    If you want to focus on the refugee part:

    Mystical Institute for Transferring, Housing and Overseeing of the Secretive

    Shrouded would also work instead of Secretive, not sure which I would prefer.
    In general, an online thesaurus helps a lot in retroactively applying meaning to an acronym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Torath View Post
    Since they're supposed to offer shelter, how about:

    Mystical Institute for Tracking and Hospice for Occult Specimens

    But speciments makes me think of a zoo, which this ain't.

    So... Students? Scholars? Sight-see-ers? Other synonyms for travelers/refugees that start with an S?
    Just thought of this: Subjects would work instead of Specimens.
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    Default Re: [MotW] Acronym Help: M.I.T.H.O.S.

    Quote Originally Posted by comicshorse View Post
    Mystical Institute for the Tracking of Hostile OrganismS (or Organisms and Spirits)
    Mystical Institute for the Tracking of Hostile Outsider Sentients .

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