In a Wicked Age
Blood & Sex
7C: The seventh wife of a tyrant king, carrying his chief huntsman's child.
5D: A chattel slave who has broken both his bonds and his master's skull.
2H: The ascension to mastery of a student wizardess, unrecognized by her order but absolutely clear and undeniable to her inner self.
2C: A monastery and its associated shrines, each to its own god.
God-kings of War
7C: A sword held in great esteem by a certain warrior lineage, drawn now for the first time in three lifetimes.
5D: The arrival of unexpected and improbable allies.
2H: An old, proud fortress on an important mountain pass.
2C: An army's scryer, commanding six sharp-fanged gaunts.
the Unquiet Past
7C: A ruthless bully of an under-officer with high ambitions.
5D: A gutted tower, home to many birds.
2H: A serpent-demoness, malicious and venomous, seeking vengeance.
2C: A scholar and antiquarian, unmindful of danger.
a Nest of Vipers
7C: A noble house's signatory ring, left behind in a street brawl.
5D: The solemnization of treaty between two neighboring principalities, negotiated in the face of brutality and assassination, brave and hopeful but quite doomed.
2H: A conjurer who needs blood to entice his uncouth spirits.
2C: An ambitious farmer, hungry for gossip or silver.