1810 England, the height of the Napoleonic wars. It was thought that humans walked the path of enlightenment leaving monsters and dark things behind. However, those monsters and night stalkers merely hide in the darkness, as a young maid, Bernadette, soon finds out.
Oracles were called "Frenzied women from whose lips the god speaks" and were found all over the world in many different cultures. Delphi is certainly the most famous, but there were also Oracles at Dodona, Trophonius and Menestheus. It is theorized that Oracles had their visions because of gases which combined with other materials the Oracles had with them. They were often depicted holding a laurel sprig in one hand and a bowl with liquid in the other.