In a Wicked Age
four oracles


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A Penny for Your Thoughts



Blood & Sex

5C: A raving prophet, preaching the transience of life and advocating a full indulgence of every appetite.

3S: A camp-wanton, pretty and pliant, prone to drink.

9C: A young girl, inexperienced but astute and a canny judge of character.

6D: A practitioner of luck-magics traveling ahead of a ferocious storm.


God-kings of War

5C: A soldier's plain shortsword, gradually developing a taste for the blood of women.

3S: A warrior overcome with the weight of his weapons and the smell of gore.

9C: A demon-god of blood and vengeance, forgotten since antiquity, recently awakened.

6D: The self-important master of strategy to a great general.


the Unquiet Past

5C: A place where warring demons have left the earth churned, upthrust, and charged with occult forces.

3S: A rough wolf-hunter, surly, filthy, and crude.

9C: An unsavory treasure-seeker, with an honest map.

6D: A youth or maiden, the reincarnation of an ancient sage, remembering uncanny arts but forgetful of safeguards.


a Nest of Vipers

5C: The young mother of a baby prince, whose husband the king has been overthrown and put to death.

3S: A precocious child disputing with philosophers and declaimers.

9C: An underground chamber, eerie with blue-green lights.

6D: The murder by strangling of an officer of the city watch.