As Conan and the Free Companions set up camp here, Acheron and Isparana continued to grow closer, and one night they consummated their love; however, that same night, Acheron was awakened from his sleep and drawn into the catacombs, where he found the empty armor of the Devourer. Isparana awakened and followed Acheron, while Conan heard their voices and investigated. Conan threatened Acheron to keep away from the armor, which caused Isparana to draw her sword to defend him. As Conan and Isparana struggled, Acheron fell the rest of the way under the sway of the call of the Devourer, and he donned the helmet. After putting on the entire suit of armor, Acheron was transformed both physically and mentally back into the Devourer. The Devourer burst forth from the catacombs, slaughtering any of Conan's crew he encountered. He callously swatted Isparana aside and proclaimed himself the new lord of Dark Valley.
Conan, meanwhile had been trapped in the collapsing catacombs when the Devourer broke free, and had been stuck battling some tentacled demons. Eventually he, too, escaped and confronted the Devourer. Isparana joined Conan, but their swords were no match for the Devourer; however, as Conan struggled vainly in hand-to-hand combat with the giant Devourer, smoke began to billow forth from the Devourer as it was consumed from within.
Points of Interest
Ruins and a cave
- Dagoth Hill was mentioned by Robert E. Howard in "The Scarlet Citadel" (Weird Tales, January 1933), adapted in Savage Sword of Conan #30 (June, 1978), written by Roy Thomas and penciled by Frank Brunner.
- It was presumably an inspiration, along with H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon, for both the sea-demon Dagoth, first appearing in "The Shadows of the Starstone!" (Marvel Premiere #7; March, 1973), written by Gardner Fox and penciled by Craig Russell and for the demon-god Dagoth featured in the movie Conan the Destroyer (1984), adapted in Marvel Comics Super Special #35 (December, 1984), written by Michael Fleisher and penciled by John Buscema.
- 4 Appearances of Dagoth Hill
- 1 Minor Appearances of Dagoth Hill
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