In a Wicked Age
four oracles


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A Penny for Your Thoughts



Blood & Sex

6S: An oasis of sweet water in a barren wilderness, haunted by the shadows of some vast atrocity committed centuries ago.

6H: The alliance by marriage of a certain tyrant's family with the cult of a certain desert god.

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

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


God-kings of War

6S: A flock of hunterbirds, sharp-beaked, clever, and dreadful.

6H: A speaker for the ancestors, carrying secrets and warnings.

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

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


the Unquiet Past

6S: The convocation of a ruins' ghouls, gaunts, and wisps.

6H: The bloodthirsty ghosts of those drowned in an accursed water.

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

JH: A hermit priestess, practicing obscure deprivations.


a Nest of Vipers

6S: An innkeeper who murders and robs his wealthy guests.

6H: A tower of silver and alabaster, which rises from the sea under the new moon.

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

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