In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

5S: A famous traveling exorcist and his entourage, with as canny an eye for a village's wealth as for its demons.

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

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

JD: A band of demons, laughing and malicious, authors of debauched sensuality and corrupt appetites.

God-kings of War

5S: A great warship, set with ram and mangonel.

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

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

JD: A vengeful and jealous god, displeased by the lapses of his followers, however scrupulously they observe.

the Unquiet Past

5S: A cruel and powerful young lordling.

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

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

JD: A murderer-for-hire, luckless and in poverty, from whom the gods have turned their faces.

a Nest of Vipers

5S: The private garden of a noble house.

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

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

JD: A wayhouse in which plague-victims have recently stayed.