In a Wicked Age
Blood & Sex
QD: A happy girl, promised in marriage to a gentleman, naive to the danger he represents.
10H: The child of a great and renowned theologist, forced into priesthood against both inclination and nature.
JD: A band of demons, laughing and malicious, authors of debauched sensuality and corrupt appetites.
3H: The sorcerously animate homunculus of a wizard, more clever than wise, recently dead.
God-kings of War
QD: An executioner, a strangler, in service to a ruthless king.
10H: A tender of war-bulls, shaved-headed and fearless.
JD: A vengeful and jealous god, displeased by the lapses of his followers, however scrupulously they observe.
3H: An unspeakable demon of atrocity and rage, bound in chains for a thousand years, aware suddenly of a minute loosening of his bonds.
the Unquiet Past
QD: The fey and unfriendly guardians of an enchanted glade.
10H: The meeting by chance of old enemies, one less forgetful than the other.
JD: A murderer-for-hire, luckless and in poverty, from whom the gods have turned their faces.
3H: The guardian of a tomb, a statue cast in silver with ruby eyes.
a Nest of Vipers
QD: A poor home shared by many families of beggars.
10H: A wizard jealously guarding her magical territory.
JD: A wayhouse in which plague-victims have recently stayed.
3H: An imbiber of sorcerous drugs, seeking congress with demons.