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Appearing in "The Oracle of Ophir!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Crimson Company
    • Murilo
    • Tara of Hanumar
    • Yusef
    • Gerro (Only in flashback)


  • Black Shadow (Only in flashback)
  • Mirror-image of Conan (First and only known appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Princess Yvonna
  • Pergona's ruler (Mentioned)
  • Ishtar (Invoked)
  • Bel (Invoked)
  • Mitra (Invoked)
  • King Belzamo
  • Prince Vanni
  • Pyetro of Carnolla (Carnolla's ruler's son) (Mentioned)
  • Soldiers of Ronnoco
  • Crom (Invoked)
  • Renquis (First appearance)
  • Mustapho, high priest of the oracle of Ophir (First appearance)
  • Oracle of Ophir (First appearance) (Skeleton)
  • Renquis (First appearance)
  • Macha (Invoked)
  • Nemain (Invoked)

Races and Species:



  • Ring of the Black Shadow (Mentioned)


Synopsis for "The Oracle of Ophir!"

As the Crimson Company delivers princess Yvonna to the rulers of Ronnoco, mercenary Yusef arrives with the news about the shadow creature. Conan is tasked to ask an oracle a days ride away; Yusef and Tara ride with him. Conan has to defeat a guardian, whose sword he takes. He receives a cryptic prophecy. On his way out he seems trapped by a curse which forces him to replace the slain guardian - but breaking free he produces a pitiless duplicate of himself which he can nonly defeat by giving the looted sword back to the old guardian who reanimates to some sort of undead life.

See Also

Links and References


  1. Conan the Barbarian #55; Shadow on the Land!
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