In a Wicked Age
Blood & Sex
2D: A woman suddenly bereft of love and family, daughter to a long heritage of sorceresses and poisoners.
QD: A happy girl, promised in marriage to a gentleman, naive to the danger he represents.
QS: A warrior-priestess of a truly bloodthirsty cult.
10D: A note written in an elegant hand, sweetly perfumed.
God-kings of War
2D: A cask of honey wine, tribute to a fierce bandit-queen.
QD: An executioner, a strangler, in service to a ruthless king.
QS: The campsite of a traveling army, not long deserted.
10D: The country fort, made mostly of mud bricks, of a local warlord.
the Unquiet Past
2D: The passage of a ghostly army, dragging their slain and injured.
QD: The fey and unfriendly guardians of an enchanted glade.
QS: A golden armlet, still on the skeletal arm of its owner.
10D: The young, beautiful wife of an old man whom the gods have touched.
a Nest of Vipers
2D: A midwife, weary and appalled, having delivered a tenth consecutive stillbirth.
QD: A poor home shared by many families of beggars.
QS: A conjurer possessed by spirits of uncivil character.
10D: The written deed to a certain house, affirmed and sealed.