Capitalization of fictional names




If I have a place named 'the Academy of Nyrune', and refer to it as simply 'the Academy', is it capitalized?


Eg: The Academy was known for its....

OR: The academy was known for its...


Also if I have a group of people named "Primals" or a squad of soldiers with a name such as "Steelfist's Scorpions" and i refer to an individual by that name, is it capitalized?


EG. She stared at the Primal standing before her.

EG: The Scorpion/Primal turned and swung... 


Any help would be appreciated

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If the full name is capitalized, I would use capitals for the shortened form, as well. This would indicate that the shortened form is commonly used, which will add some realism to the narrative.

link comment answered Oct 07 '13 at 11:57 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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