Quote1 Pardon me, friend, but I'm trying to find the ugliest man in Cimmeria. Ah, never mind! There he is! Quote2
-- Conan

Appearing in "Tower of Flame!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Nameless maiden/creature


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  • Conan's sword

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Synopsis for "Tower of Flame!"

Conan comes upon a group of men hassling a young maiden. He beats them up and runs off with the woman before more of the thugs' friends can arrive. They rest in a forest glade, and Conan is amused by the fact that the woman acts as if she has never seen the real world before. Suddenly, soldiers under the command of Baron Turb'eq appear and attack them. Conan cuts them down with his sword and rides off with the woman. They stop at an inn and rent a room. More men appear, and Conan cannot understand what it is about this woman that garners so much attention. While Conan is fighting off the goons, the maiden fires a bolt of mystical energy that blinds Conan's opponents. Now Conan knows that there is more to this woman than meets the eye. After the men are cut down, the woman asks Conan to bring her to the Tower of Flame - the source of her life essence. They arrive at the tower in the middle of a sea of ice. She uses her magic to open an iris in the center of the flame, and Conan brings her inside. As he sets her down, he notices that she begins to transform into her true shape - that of a grotesque alien creature. Baron Turb'eq and his soldiers track them down and Conan kills Turb'eq with one swipe from his sword. He then proceeds to do the same to Turb'eq's soldiers. After everyone else is dead, Conan turns back towards the woman creature. She has expended all of her life energy trying to help Conan, and now she is dying. She thanks Conan for giving her the one thing that she sought in the world of humans - friendship. As the woman-creature dies, the Tower of Flame begins to collapse. Conan dives back through the iris onto the sea of ice. The flame dwindles down to nothing and disappears.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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