Insults and Slang in a Medieval Setting

On Advent of the Mists we try to keep with an authentic medieval feel, even in our cursing. Below are some rules that we expect the players to follow when insulting each other.

– We’ve relaxed our stance on words such as “Fuck” and “Shit” as being allowed in game in proper circumstances.

– There are to be no insults involving genitalia or sexual orientation. Examples would be “Fa***t, Pu***, etc”. We not only do not allow it because it does no fit in with the medieval feel of our game, we also support an inclusive environment. Anyone using modern derogatory terms in game will be removed from the game.

Some alternative words to encompass the above:

  • Instead of “Dick”, use words like “Cock”, “Prick”
  • For female genitalia, “Cunt”,
  • For sex, consider using words such as “Plough”
  • For discussing LGBTQIA references, we don’t use “Lesbian” and “Gay” in a medieval setting, though Gay is used in it’s old world reference of “Happy”. Instead, saying preferring men or women or that there is no preference on orientation.

– Terms such as “bitch, bastard, ass” are allowed

– “Damn” or to be “Damned” is acceptable, though we suggest using Gods in a plural sense instead of “God damn.” Hell is not an acceptable term in the game, since our version of the underworld is called “Abystus,” which should be used in its stead.

– Players are encouraged to use resources such as the insult generators below

Consequences for breaking immersion with poorly worded insults aren’t really decided. We don’t expect people to now all of these guidelines right off the bat, but we do expect players learn how to interact in-game appropriately.

Additional insult resources:

Insult Examples Chart/Kit

Take something from the first column, add something from the second column and then something from the third column, and you have an instant insult!

beslumberingbastard son of abarnacle
blaggardbeetle-bonedBedlamite
cancerousboil bottomedblackguard
chowderheadedboil-brainedboar-pig
churlishclay-brainedbuffoon
cravencodpiece-sniffingbug-bear
cut-throatcommode-lickingcad
demoniccretinouscattle-thief
dodderingcurrishcessbucket
dog-headeddaughter of achamber pot
dunderheadeddemon-siredchangeling
dung-eatingdirt-eatingcod-piece
flee-bittendog-heartedcrone
fly-splatteredexcuse for acutpurse
foot-lickingfatherlessdandy
gluttonousfool-borndung collector
goatishfoolisheunuch
gruesomefuribundfishmonger
haplessgranny-garrotingflapdoodle
heretichell-spawnedgoose
hideousidiotegutter-snipe
hog-heartedimpertinenthamster
idolatrousincestuousharpy
ill-bredinhumanhobgoblin
impertinentlandlesshugger-mugger
lickspittallice-coveredjackass
lumpishlice-infestedknave
maggotyloutishleech
mewlinglow-bornmaggot-pie
monstrousmalcontentminnow
mouse-heartedmalodorousmiscreant
ox-bottomedmannerlessnerdowell
pitifulmeaslynincompoop
poor-bornmilk-liveredninnyhammer
pox-markedmotherlessnonce
poxriddennancy-knockingnonentity
preposterouspagannoodledick
pukingpig-snoutedogre
puss filledpusillanimousorc
raggedypustulatedpeasant
rankrabidpeekgoose
roguishrascallypeon
ruderuff-suckingpoltroon
scabbyrump-fedrapscallion
scabroussaucyratsbane
shamefulserpent-siredscallywag
sheep-bitingshit-shovellingscion
shite-spatteredslobberingscoundrel
sillyson of ascullery maid
simperingsoullessscut
sulphurousspittle-drippingspitoon
syphaliticspongyuntouchable
teat-suckingstrumpet-siredurchin
tomfoolswag-belliedused-wagon-salesman
treacheroustoss-potvagabond
unmuzzledunworthyvarlot
vilevenomousvassal
vomit-eatingvillainousvillage idiot
waywardvole-fondlingwhore-son
wretchedwretchedwitch
doltishdung-splattereddunce
woebegonefly-bittenhedge-pig
ill-nurturedgorbelliedclotpole
scurvypuss-headedblaggart
swinishblockheadedinsect
dwarfishsimpletontrollop
fiendishpestilentninny
loathsomebase-bornnumbskull
rogueishtripe-visagedworm
tosspotodoriferousjackanapes
rascallyill-naturedtoad
saucypigeon-liver’dflibbertigibbet
punyunctuouscur
uncouthgormlesspopinjay