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Appearing in "Beware the Wrath of Anu!"

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Antagonists:

  • Corinthian guards (First appearance)
    • Captain Aron (First appearance)
    • Archers/bowmen
  • Nabonidus the Red Priest (First appearance)
  • Bull of Anu / Bull of Heaven (First appearance)
  • Unnamed priest of Anu (First and only known appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Mitra (Invoked)
  • Anu (Mentioned)
  • King of the city (Mentioned)
  • Crom (Invoked)
  • Gorda (First appearance)

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Locations:

  • Hyboria
    • Unknown Corinthian city-state (First appearance)
      • Temple of Anu (First appearance)
      • Official residence of the Red Priest (First appearance)
      • Residence of the Red Priest (Mentioned)
      • Palace (Mentioned)
        • Prison (Mentioned)
      • Gallows-square / "Thieves' end" (Only appearance; destruction)
    • Zamora (Mentioned)
    • Cimmeria (Mentioned)
    • Lanjau (Mentioned)
  • Heavens (Invoked)

Items:

  • Silver Spiral (First appearance)
  • Golden skulls (First appearance)
  • Dagger-belt (First appearance)
  • Priest of Anu's amulet (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Beware the Wrath of Anu!"

Conan and Jenna reach a Corinthian city-state, but run into some trouble trying to enter. The guards are distracted by a patrol chasing a pair of thieves, and when Conan gets in the way of their arrows, they turn their wrath on him. He is saved in turn by the thieves, as they help him escape onto the roofs, unfortunately leaving Jenna behind, though they first tell her to meet them at the Temple of Amu. It turns out one of the thieves is Burgun, whom Conan briefly allied with in the lost city Lanjau. Burgun, Conan and the third man, Igon, visit the temple of Anu, the priest of which acts as her fence on a regular basis. Conan reunites with Jenna, and decides to help Burgun on his thieving runs, always staying one step ahead of Captain Aron. Finally, the duo targets the secret ruler of the city, the Red Priest Nabonidus. Meanwhile, Captain Aron traces the thieves back to the Temple of Anu, threatening and bribing the priest to help him set a trap and Burgun is captured. Igon, more interested in Jenna, doesn't seem to care that his partner is imprisoned and refuses to help Conan break him out. Burgun is hanged, but Conan notes Aron meeting with the priest in the window of the Temple of Anu. Angered beyond belief, Conan confronts the priest, who summons Anu himself - a red humanoid bull-god. The priest is protected from Anu's rage by as amulet, but loses that protection when Conan snatches the amulet from around the priest's neck. Anu goes on a rampage, growing larger and larger until it takes the priest in hand and crushes him. His blooth thirst stilled, Anu turns wraith-like, grows hundreds of feet tall and vanishes back into the heavens. The priest, near death, is helped along by a blow from Conan's sword. Conan returns to the gallows, slits the throat of the guard, cuts down his friend's body, burns the scaffold to the ground, and buries Burgun outside the town.

Appearing in "Men of Shadows!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Black Knight #5

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Synopsis for "Men of Shadows!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Black Knight #5

Sir Percy is riding through the woods when he is suddenly attacked by a gang of thieves. However to their surprise Sir Percy fights his way free. He learns that these men have turned to a life of thievery because Sheriff Joshua Costain has been over taxing them. After Sir Percy defeats the thieves leader he assures them that King Arthur does not tax his people, Sir Percy promises to get a knight from Arthur's court to come and deal with the matter.

Riding to cover, Sir Percy then changes into his alter-ego of the Black Knight. Arriving in town, the Black Knight seeks an audience with Sir Joshua Costain and sees him living in opulence and orders him to return the money he has taken from his people. When Costain refuses, and before the Black Knight can use force he is knocked out from behind and is tossed into the dungeon. However the Black Knight is freed by the thieves and he leads them in overthrowing Sir Costain from his position of power.

Returning to Camelot in his alter-ego of Sir Percy, the Black Knight feigns interest in word of the Black Knights latest exploits and complains about the dreadful dust he experienced while out riding.

Appearing in "The King and the Oak"

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Synopsis for "The King and the Oak"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Solicit Synopsis

Another dose of double-size dynamite! Conan braves the hell-spawned fury of the bull-god Anu! Plus - King Kull!

Notes

  • Cover art: Severin draws Kull at the bottom.
  • Synopsis by YardIHS.

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