In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

8C: A band of goat herders, armed, outraged by an injustice visited upon their clan.

JH: An altar overflowing with flowers and bowls of honey.

2H: The ascension to mastery of a student wizardess, unrecognized by her order but absolutely clear and undeniable to her inner self.

10H: The child of a great and renowned theologist, forced into priesthood against both inclination and nature.

God-kings of War

8C: A high, many-towered wall on a fierce border.

JH: The head of a high war-captain, in a carved wooden cask.

2H: An old, proud fortress on an important mountain pass.

10H: A tender of war-bulls, shaved-headed and fearless.

the Unquiet Past

8C: The father of a child possessed by a voracious spirit.

JH: A hermit priestess, practicing obscure deprivations.

2H: A serpent-demoness, malicious and venomous, seeking vengeance.

10H: The meeting by chance of old enemies, one less forgetful than the other.

a Nest of Vipers

8C: A tempter devil, fond of luxury and sin, respecter of no law and every appetite, imprisoned until this very hour and minute within a stone crypt behind an old monk's garden.

JH: The burglary of the storehouse of a powerful robber-merchant.

2H: A conjurer who needs blood to entice his uncouth spirits.

10H: A wizard jealously guarding her magical territory.