In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

1D: A mysterious star-lit revel on a high bare hilltop.

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

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

QH: The rehearsal of the funeral of the city's aged and beloved mayor.

God-kings of War

1D: The human servant of a mighty and unspeakable demiurge.

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

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

QH: A warrior-woman, queen of her small wild tribe, hard-pressed by advancing civilization.

the Unquiet Past

1D: The boasting chief of a team of rock-quarriers.

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

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

QH: A reader of omens and caster of auguries, with grim news.

a Nest of Vipers

1D: A great convocation of mages, with many orders attending.

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

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

QH: The return of a reclusive enchantress to her home.