In a Wicked Age
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A Penny for Your Thoughts



Blood & Sex

4H: The night each year that a certain ghost is allowed her freedom.

2D: A woman suddenly bereft of love and family, daughter to a long heritage of sorceresses and poisoners.

3H: The sorcerously animate homunculus of a wizard, more clever than wise, recently dead.

3S: A camp-wanton, pretty and pliant, prone to drink.


God-kings of War

4H: A token indicating that its bearer speaks for the high general.

2D: A cask of honey wine, tribute to a fierce bandit-queen.

3H: An unspeakable demon of atrocity and rage, bound in chains for a thousand years, aware suddenly of a minute loosening of his bonds.

3S: A warrior overcome with the weight of his weapons and the smell of gore.


the Unquiet Past

4H: An ambitious petty-wizard, quick to take offense.

2D: The passage of a ghostly army, dragging their slain and injured.

3H: The guardian of a tomb, a statue cast in silver with ruby eyes.

3S: A rough wolf-hunter, surly, filthy, and crude.


a Nest of Vipers

4H: A fallen-in mansion, where by night ghosts and devils meet.

2D: A midwife, weary and appalled, having delivered a tenth consecutive stillbirth.

3H: An imbiber of sorcerous drugs, seeking congress with demons.

3S: A precocious child disputing with philosophers and declaimers.