Basically, I'm running a campaign called Chessboard over Discord in a full-custom setting. The name is derived from the fact that the party are basically not only pieces moved around by the players, but also the gods of the setting--most of whom are very active and have no limitation on entering the material plane in a host body.
The PCs are currently on a task from the Church of Tal'Ona, goddess of shadows and such. (Yes, I am belatedly aware an established setting has their own Talona) Their task being to stop a collection of Exitian cultists (Followers of the god of destruction and the sun) from digging up whatever artifact they seem to have found. It's very hush hush and is only known to the religious bases of three other gods. No government involvement.
Now the issue; I can't think of a party name that denotes the characters rather than the players. Something that the characters themselves would come up with or earn.
Keeping with the chess theme - something using checkmate or check.
An artifact hunter theme - masterpieces
Avatar is always a good connection when dealing with gods in physical form.
"God's name" avengers or hunters or knights (Chess again)
Pawns of Tal. . .whatever her name was
I like the Chess stuff, but it kinda bugs me as an in-character thing. The party wouldn't readily make a chess joke out of their group name, as the name CHessboard is out of character... Well, either way, thank y'all for your assistance
I've got a bit of a difficult group to make cohesive here. They're not all exactly willingly carrying out this task. There are two faithful of Tal'Ona driving them toward the goal quite forcibly... ah well, I'm sure something will come up later once they stop --killing each other-- so much. Once again, thanks all for your assistance.
Well they are a group for hire then they would take a name that would get them work. Most groups would over rate themselves to get attention or to seem famous. Maybe something like "Quest Masters" or "Master Seekers" or "Quest Lords."
If there is a leader then you could use their name, "Williams's Warriors", "Stephen's Steadfast", David's Dragon Lords".