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Appearing in "The Curse of the Conjurer!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Merdoramon (First appearance)
  • Stefanya (First appearance)


  • Yemli (First appearance)
  • Villagers of Sfanol (Main story and flashback)
    • Ivor (First appearance)
  • Shokkoth of the Many Stones (First and only known appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Crom (Invoked)
  • Mitra (Invoked)
  • Themas Herklar, regent of Phalkar (Mentioned)
  • Two sorcerers (Mentioned)
  • Vanirmen (Only in recap)
  • Mala (Referenced)
  • Frost-Giants/Gods (Only in recap)
    • Atali (Only in recap)
    • Atali's brothers (Only in recap)
    • Ymir (Mentioned)
  • Zoqquanor (First appearance) (Corpse, skeleton or other remains)
  • Set (Invoked)
  • Zhaddor (Mentioned)
  • Ishtar (Invoked)

Races and Species:


  • Hyboria
    • Border Kingdom (First appearance)
      • Haunted Land[1] (First appearance)
      • Phalkar (Mentioned)
      • Sfanol (First appearance)
        • Tavern of the Ringing Bell (First appearance)
      • Hall of Zoqquanor (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
    • Nemedia (Mentioned)
    • Brythunia (Mentioned)
    • Cimmeria (Mentioned)
    • Aquilonia (Mentioned)
    • Stygia (Invoked)
  • Hell (Invoked)


  • Amulet of Blue Fire (First appearance)


Synopsis for "The Curse of the Conjurer!"

After a sad visit in Cimmeria (see The Night of the Dark God), Conan travels back south through the Border Kingdoms in the region known as the Haunted Land. He is being followed by Yemli, humanoid demons who are keeping their distance, but herding Conan westwards to some unknown destination. Eventually, they send him to Merdoramon, a magician who tasks Conan with taking a magical amulet to Themas Herklar, regent of the province of Phalkar, to the east. A bag of gold makes the deal attractive to Conan. He begins the journey and enters the small village of Sfanol, where he sees a girl, Stefanya, in the process of being burned at the stake for her service to the sorcerer Zoqquanor. Never one to let a pretty girl die, Conan rescues her and discovers that the girl is mystically bonded to Zoqquanor, and though the sorcerer has died, she must ensure the safety of Zoqquanor's remains lest she die herself. They head to Zoqquanor's keep, which was recently razed by the villagers, only to find the place protected by the living statue Shokkoth of the Many stones. Conan manages to use the chemicals in Zoqquanor's lab to melt the creature into its component stones, and in the next room, they find the body of Zoqquanor, and Stefanya vows to return the sorcerer to life.


  • Freely adapted from the Belmont novel Kothar and the Conjurer's Curse by Gardner F. Fox, and herewith dedicated thereto.
  • Cover art: modifications by Romita.
  • Synopsis by YardIHS.

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