The Bandwagon

“””Because a group of coyotes is a band!”” —Therin Vai
“”I refuse to call it that.””—Nadiya”


Reference to the Six Coyotes

  • Legendary Hunters who first scouted beyond the Cosmodrome wall
  • Help the refugees back to the city

A group of coyotes is called a band, a pack or a rout

  • Coyotes first naming origin means burrowing dog
  • Root for the word trickster from Spanish and Aztec lingua
  • The jackal, brown fox and little wolf are examples of the earliest naming conventions 

Coyotes “Smugglers”

  • Term for guiding humans across a border illegally or running through a zone intentionally blocked by authorities or those holding dominion 
  • People smuggling generally takes place with the consent of the person or persons being smuggled
  • Common reasons for individuals seeking to be smuggled escape from persecution, violence or conflict 
  • Other reasons are employment and economic opportunity, personal and/or familial betterment


  • Popular party, faction, or cause that attracts growing support
  • Used in phrase “jump on the bandwagon”
  • Current or fashionable trend
  • Origin from when traveling marching bands visited local areas and people would follow their ornate and high wagons of musicians especially in a circus parade

Expanded info:

The bandwagon effect 

Social Phenomenon 

  • The rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others
  • The probability of people joining increases when the size of people already doing so is larger
  • The greater the number of people believe in something, the greater the chance of others also “hopping on the bandwagon” regardless of the underlying evidence
  • The tendency to follow the actions or beliefs of others can occur because individuals directly prefer to conform, or because individuals derive information from others