In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

5D: A chattel slave who has broken both his bonds and his master's skull.

7C: The seventh wife of a tyrant king, carrying his chief huntsman's child.

JC: The death of the primary heir of a local noblewoman.

2S: The celebration of local fertility or harvest rites.

God-kings of War

5D: The arrival of unexpected and improbable allies.

7C: A sword held in great esteem by a certain warrior lineage, drawn now for the first time in three lifetimes.

JC: A powerful general's death of her wounds, which will shatter her army into factions.

2S: A captured war-horse with a taste for human meat.

the Unquiet Past

5D: A gutted tower, home to many birds.

7C: A ruthless bully of an under-officer with high ambitions.

JC: A small room under the foundation, its doorway bricked shut, the prison of a dreadful and malicious spirit.

2S: A necromancer who steals the knowledge of the dying.

a Nest of Vipers

5D: The solemnization of treaty between two neighboring principalities, negotiated in the face of brutality and assassination, brave and hopeful but quite doomed.

7C: A noble house's signatory ring, left behind in a street brawl.

JC: The ghost of a suicide, a person overcome by guilt and shame, who finds in death no release.

2S: The unscrupulous landlady of a roadside wayhouse.