Day 93: The Harrowing Oracle

October 28, 2009

An Oracle for use with In A Wicked Age and the Harrow Deck, by Paizo publishing.

Suit of Hammers:
The Paladin: A hero, bound by honour, faced by overwhelming foes and rich temptations…
The Keep: A fortress, unassailable from without, unshaken through great hardships…
The Big Sky: Freedom and a new start, hard won, and those who would return to the chains…
The Forge: A trial by fire, some failing…
The Bear: Savage strength, turned to a civilized purpose, but only for a time…
The Uprising: Fanaticism, a force swelled beyond the control of any leader…
The Fiend: The deaths of many in a great calamity, to be delivered by a dark intelligence…
The Beating: An attack from all sides, fraying the sanity of the defenders…
The Cyclone: War, destroying everything it touches, and the ones in its path…

Suit of Keys:
The Dance: A delicate pattern showing the way, and the temptation of the flames…
The Cricket: An auspicious journey, promising treasure…
The Juggler: A great power, author of many fates, by turns relentless and benign…
The Locksmith: A stranger’s aid, badly needed, with strings attached…
The Peacock: A vision of great beauty, sundering convention…
The Rabbit Prince: A lucky blow, landed in riotous melee…
The Avalanche: The stampeding feet of a panicked throng…
The Crows: Marauders, fresh from a life destroyed, cackling…
The Demon’s Lantern: False hopes, sold for a high price to youths who can ill afford them…

Suit of Keys:
The Trumpet: A public declaration, resounding over the crowd; a call to action…
The Survivor: A survivor, driven on by the fallen…
The Desert: An arduous journey, and the guide who is key to its success…
The Brass Dwarf: A dark choice between the one and the many…
The Teamster: A life of constant toil, and the masters who hold the whip…
The Mountain Man: Raw force unleashed, unopposable, but perhaps survivable…
The Tangled Briar: The ashes of an ancient tragedy, nourishing present strife…
The Sickness: A soul’s corruption, leaving a stain upon the flesh…
The Waxworks: A captive, helpless, and his gloating torturer…

Suit of Tomes:
The Hidden Truth: An arcane secret, its seeker, and the one who can reveal it…
The Wanderer: A thing discarded, and the transient who spies its true value…
The Joke: A terror made flesh, and the clever plan to bring it down…
The Inquisitor: A painful truth, denied by fools who court disaster…
The Foreign Trader: A prosperous foreigner, bargaining with secrets…
The Vision: A work of genius, half-finished, and its architect, half-mad…
The Rakshasa: A broken mind, turned to a new purpose, part of a greater design…
The Idiot: Blackmail, bribery, and debasement, now normal in the halls of power…
The Snakebite: A poisoned weapon, used carefully to turn friends against one another…

Suit of Roses:
The Winged Serpent: A sage, sought for counsel as fate hangs on a knife-edge…
The Midwife: A disastrous arrival, and the one who glimpses providence…
The Publican: A clear-headed arbiter, called on by a trusted friend…
The Queen Mother: A noble circle, preservers of knowledge, observers of a crucial ritual…
The Owl: Nature’s power, blessed and cursed in the same moment…
The Carnival: The illusion of power, with real risks…
The Eclipse: A crisis of faith, striking during a hard pilgrimmage…
The Mute Hag: The stare of a matriarch, and the poisonous secret she holds over her enemy…
The Lost: A madman, his ears filled with the babble of unwanted companions…

Suit of Crowns:
The Empty Throne: Loss, felt keenly as the great are honoured…
The Theater: A prophetic performance, a message for its true audience…
The Unicorn: A feast, generously offered, widely accepted…
The Marriage: A wedding, irreversibly joining disparate factions…
The Twin: A reflection glimpsed at a moment of divided loyalties…
The Courtesan: Social niceties, delicately observed to curry favor…
The Tyrant: A ruler, blight upon those ruled…
The Betrayal: A false friend, steering the envied towards devastation…
The Liar: Unrequited love, the temptation to a deadly risk…

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