In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

1C: A spirit of the lower air, caught up in joyous human celebration.

10C: The marriage of a region's most beautiful girl, necessarily virgin and without blemish, to the dead stone effigy of a harvest god.

JS: A priestess of a merciful temple of healers, on pilgrimage to the birthplace of her order.

7S: A slayer of monsters, heralded and lauded.

God-kings of War

1C: A local warlord's ancestral sword, much honored.

10C: A youth or maiden, the reincarnation of a great hero, whose soul remembers glory.

JS: A fortress guarding the only pass through treacherous mountains, overseen by a corrupt and voracious war-captian.

7S: The guardian spirit of a foolhardy, naive, reckless and impressionable young person.

the Unquiet Past

1C: A waystation on a broad road, with a campsite and shrine.

10C: A trainer of apes, bereft, mourning the death of his dearest performer.

JS: A knowledge-mad sorceress, delving into ancient secrets.

7S: Instruments of torture, haunted by their long-dead victims.

a Nest of Vipers

1C: A jaded gladiator, murderer of both enemies and friends.

10C: A devil of the lower air, malicious and full of pranks.

JS: The flight of a prince and his forbidden lover into hiding.

7S: A fur-trapper, simple but good-natured, and his daughter.