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King Ptolemy

Appearing in "The Lost Valley of Iskander!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Dragons from the sea (Recap)
  • Hawk-Riders of Harakht (Recap)
  • Hun-Ya-Di's party
    • Hun-Ya-Di (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
    • Ak-Ner (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Main story and flashback)
    • Fa-Tah (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Main story and flashback)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:


  • Stygia
    • Styx River (Recap)
    • Harakht (Only in flashback)
      • Pit of Shadows (Recap)
    • Southern Hills (First appearance)
      • Valley of Iskander (First appearance)
        • Attalus (First appearance)
    • Luxur (Mentioned)
  • Black Coast (Mentioned)
  • Cimmeria (Mentioned)


  • Eyes of Set (First appearance)

Events and Eras:

Synopsis for "The Lost Valley of Iskander!"

  • Synopsis not yet written


  • The Lost Valley of Iskander is freely adapted from the story The Valley of Iskander by Robert E. Howard, a tale of El Borak discovering the legendary valley in which live Greek descendants of Alexander the Great.[2]
    • The original story when first penciled by Howard Chaykin had the inhabitants of the valley to be Atlantean descendants of men left there by King Kull, but Roy Thomas had had enough for a time of lost races from the past, and decided to take a page from T.H. White's The Once and Future King, in which old Merlin "lives backwards".[3]
  • Goodwin is consulting editor.

See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. The Lost Valley of Iskander at Wikipedia
  3. Conan the Barbarian #85; The Hyborian Page
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