Bahkt was an old ally of Conan, turned enemy deranged by indulging in the potentially deadly drug Black Lotus. Leader of a bandit gang in Koth, Bahkt kidnapped Kobe and lured the Cimmerian into his forest hideout. As a freak sunburst abruptly occured in the middle of the night while they were battling, Bahkt escaped and Conan's second in command Shapur rescued Kobe.
After having captured and abused the Hyrkanian warrior, Bakht left Sonja to be discovered by Conan's agents and returned to the Devourer of Souls, demanding more souls. With demonic power and the strength of ten man, Bahkt lured and attacked Conan in the Forest of the Eternal Verities, but he was eventually killed by the Cimmerian.