In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

9S: The deathbed curse of a betrayed queen.

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

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

8D: Some great wizard's magical messenger, brass-skinned.

God-kings of War

9S: A genius of flame, imprisoned within a brass mirror.

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

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

8D: An order of magician-monks who punish blasphemers.

the Unquiet Past

9S: The opening by sorcery of an ancient door, set in the earth over the crypts of some forgotten convent or monestary, until now sealed with potent spells.

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

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

8D: A long-dead queen, still trying to defend her realm.

a Nest of Vipers

9S: A band of slavers both bold and incorrigible.

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

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

8D: A ghoulish eater of dead flesh, driven by unusual lusts.