Through unrevealed circumstances, Conan found himself sailing across the Western Ocean, surrounded by the corpses of the crew, for seven days, and witnessed Men of the Sea.
Two days later, he finally docked at a port in Argos or Shem, under the influence of a growing horror. He seduced a terrified waitress at the local inn, but they were attacked by the Men of the Sea, who abducted the wench.
Conan tried to, hacking and slashing in the crowd of the disciples of Dagon, but was finally immobilized by Dagon himself. Like the other captives, he was turned into a mindless drone, serving and worshiping Dagon.