In a Wicked Age
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.