I'm looking for a word or term that makes it ambiguous whether it's singular or plural person. Preferably I'd like it imply singular with it leaving room for plural, but I can settle for just being equally ambiguous whether it's one or more. I'm trying to write a sentence that tricks people in into thinking it refers to one person but in actuality it refers to multiple people. Single word or short phrases are allowed.
Example: The ____ engulfed in black petals will resurrect the darkness.
Example2: May the ____ with golden eyes bring upon the new dawn.