In a Wicked Age
Blood & Sex
QH: The rehearsal of the funeral of the city's aged and beloved mayor.
QS: A warrior-priestess of a truly bloodthirsty cult.
4C: The graduation of an apprentice to mastery.
JD: A band of demons, laughing and malicious, authors of debauched sensuality and corrupt appetites.
God-kings of War
QH: A warrior-woman, queen of her small wild tribe, hard-pressed by advancing civilization.
QS: The campsite of a traveling army, not long deserted.
4C: A hard-won victory, with many dead on both sides.
JD: A vengeful and jealous god, displeased by the lapses of his followers, however scrupulously they observe.
the Unquiet Past
QH: A reader of omens and caster of auguries, with grim news.
QS: A golden armlet, still on the skeletal arm of its owner.
4C: A new village built on the ruins of a forgotten people.
JD: A murderer-for-hire, luckless and in poverty, from whom the gods have turned their faces.
a Nest of Vipers
QH: The return of a reclusive enchantress to her home.
QS: A conjurer possessed by spirits of uncivil character.
4C: The unwitting husband of a serpent-demoness.
JD: A wayhouse in which plague-victims have recently stayed.