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Appearing in "The Warrior and the Were-Woman"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #38.

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Synopsis for "The Warrior and the Were-Woman"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #38.

Conan attends a party in his honor for rescuing the princess Yolinda (which happened in CB-37), but swiftly turns the crowd against him with his barbarian manners. The fop Feyd-Ratha lets Conan know that he is aware of the barbarian's dalliances with Commander Narim-Bey's woman Amytis, but Conan is in no mood to be blackmailed. During the party, a dancing girl goes mad and attacks Conan with a knife before committing suicide. Strange voices and shadows stalk Conan on the way home, and he nearly attacks Amytis who had made her way to his quarters. She reveals that Lilitu, a were-woman has marked Conan as her own and is behind the supernatural attacks. The only one who can lift the curse is the high priest Gimil-Ishbi, who dwells in the Mound of the Moon west of the city. Amytis returns to her quarters, where she reveals, to an unknown master, the conversation with Conan was part of a larger plan. Conan finds the priest, who casts spells to lift the were-woman's curse from Conan. Conan repays the priest, who demands lifeblood in return for his casting, with a quick death. Conan returns to his home, following the instructions of the priest, and he is attacked by and captures a wolfman, Ardet-Lilu, the mate of Lilitu. In return for sparing Ardet-Lilu's life, Conan makes Lilutu tell him who wanted the curse placed on him. When he hears the name, Conan grimly lets the wolfman go, but the two creatures quickly turn and attack Conan anew. Conan runs, heading to the source of his troubles, Narim-Bey, who has known for some time of his wife's betrayal. Conan easily beats the lacking swordsman, and leaves him for the were-creatures while stealing Narim-Bey's horse. Conan decides he's had enough of Aghrapur and rides west.

Appearing in "The Dragon from the Inland Sea!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #39.

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  • Bandits (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Sea-God (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • Ghul-Azalel (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "The Dragon from the Inland Sea!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #39.

Conan is waylaid by a group of bandits, and though he kills them all, his horse breaks its leg and Conan is bitten by a viper. He collapses but is rescued by a young woman and her uncle, who happens to be the lord of the small village Keshaan, and had been run out by the mad priest Ghul-Azalel. Ghul-Azalel had convinced Ben-Hussal to begin sacrificing virgins to a sea dragon to end a curse of death that had infected the town over the past year. When the sacrifices were unsuccesful and when Ghul-Azalel demanded the sacrifice of Ben-Hussal's niece Rachalla, the two fled the town leaving it to Ghul-Azalel. However, they have had word that the priest had died and it was safe to return. The two ask for Conan's assistance in returning, and Conan agrees, only to find themselves captured when they enter the village; it was a trap. The two men are tied to stakes and Rachalla is chained to a rock in the sea as sacrifice for the sea dragon. Conan rips his stake from the ground, slips from the ropes, and makes his way to Rachalla as a giant crocodile emerges from the ocean.Conan stabs it and lures it to the shore and towards Ghul-Azalel. The creature devours the priest and, sated, returns to the sea, ending the curse. Rachalla reveals the reason Ghul-Azalel was mad and why Ben-Hussal fled rather than confront him - the mad priest was Ben-Hussal's brother, Rachalla's father.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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