In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

10D: A note written in an elegant hand, sweetly perfumed.

1H: A farm manor, peaceful and prosperous.

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

KD: A company of desert horsemen, hiding a woman amongst them.

God-kings of War

10D: The country fort, made mostly of mud bricks, of a local warlord.

1H: A secret order of warrior-mystics, defending their relics.

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

KD: A chest containing the tax monies of a rural province.

the Unquiet Past

10D: The young, beautiful wife of an old man whom the gods have touched.

1H: A girl with the soul of a leopard, born inappropriately into a human body.

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

KD: The exposure by erosion of a long-buried door.

a Nest of Vipers

10D: The written deed to a certain house, affirmed and sealed.

1H: A vicious gang of cutthroats and alley-thieves.

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.

KD: A wealthy merchant-priest with much political clout.