In a Wicked Age
four oracles


A Penny for Your Thoughts

Blood & Sex

9D: The secluded home of an exiled court-wizard.

2D: A woman suddenly bereft of love and family, daughter to a long heritage of sorceresses and poisoners.

7H: A spirit of the wilds, mercurial in form, sister to gazelles.

5H: A deer-path through towering woods to a still pond.

God-kings of War

9D: A much-decorated company of the enemy's light cavalry.

2D: A cask of honey wine, tribute to a fierce bandit-queen.

7H: A demon of rage and avarice, secret power behind a great tyrant's rule.

5H: A great army's marching orders, passwords, and signals.

the Unquiet Past

9D: A camp physician, her pockets full of salves and drugs.

2D: The passage of a ghostly army, dragging their slain and injured.

7H: A fallen temple, overgrown with moss and ivies.

5H: The awakening of three powerful and malignant genii.

a Nest of Vipers

9D: The corpse of a lord's hunting hound, caught in a rose-briar.

2D: A midwife, weary and appalled, having delivered a tenth consecutive stillbirth.

7H: A squat town on the banks of a wide, long river, rich from plunder, whose men raid up and down the river in their ugly boats.

5H: The college of a small but prestigious magical order.