In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

6S: An oasis of sweet water in a barren wilderness, haunted by the shadows of some vast atrocity committed centuries ago.

1S: A field of herbs and wild flowers, alive with bees, where a certain half-bestial creature brings his many lovers.

9H: A wandering exorcist, severe, who accepts no payment for his services but who lusts after carnal congress.

8H: The local lord's daughter, tramping after strawberries.

God-kings of War

6S: A flock of hunterbirds, sharp-beaked, clever, and dreadful.

1S: The very first time that a certain young soldier, impressed against his choice and wanting nothing more than to return to his home, has killed.

9H: A terrible and devastating ambush.

8H: A day sacred to an oppressed slave cult, the celebration of which is punishable by torture.

the Unquiet Past

6S: The convocation of a ruins' ghouls, gaunts, and wisps.

1S: A slow-moving caravan with many wagons and travelers.

9H: The wetnurse of an austere scholar's adopted child.

8H: The son of a great tyrant, born crippled and denied his inheritance.

a Nest of Vipers

6S: An innkeeper who murders and robs his wealthy guests.

1S: The daughter of an emperor, denied nothing, prey to fleeting whims, craving discipline.

9H: A young widower, raging, whose beautiful wife was murdered by sorcery by a romantic rival.

8H: A decrier of the gods as false, unworthy of our attention, and his learned detractors, in heated dispute.