In a Wicked Age
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.