Burning Swords and Sorcery
Let me know if any of these grab you-
A gang has made an alliance with a sorcerer and is using magic to kill it’s enemies, consolidating criminal power
The eldest member of a patrician family has been assassinated, the first step in a concerted effort to destroy their power base
A group of criminals are pressured into stealing a holy relic from a neighboring city in return for a pardon from their crimes, they will be disavowed if caught
The death of a prominent senator is a catalyst for followers of a prominent cult to seize power
Merchants are paying pirates to target their competitors ships.
A supernatural killer preys upon the poorest communities.
Members of a mercenary company use the chaos of war to cover their theft of a valuable treasure.
A religious leader is falsely accused of using church funds for witchcraft.
On the eve of the wedding of a local patrician and a noble from the north, the noble is murdered and the guards are framed for it.
After the execution of a religious figure for treason, the city is hit by a series of supernatural plagues.
Those displaced after the fire struck the slums hire outsiders to track down those responsible.