In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

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

5C: A raving prophet, preaching the transience of life and advocating a full indulgence of every appetite.

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

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.

5C: A soldier's plain shortsword, gradually developing a taste for the blood of women.

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

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.

5C: A place where warring demons have left the earth churned, upthrust, and charged with occult forces.

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

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.

5C: The young mother of a baby prince, whose husband the king has been overthrown and put to death.

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

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