Captain Pendak and his mercenary troop looted and pillaged on their way, posing as soldiers. One night, they attacked a Gypsy camp. Their leader, an old sorcerer begged for mercy, proposing to draw them a map to retrieve a treasure buried in the bed of a lake that would run twenty years later, but ended up tattooing parts of it on the mercenaries' arms didn't trusted each others with the map. Pendak tried to grab the sorcerer's daughter Lilane, but one of Pendak's men, Bolar opposed him, and had his arm removed. The girl escaped and the mercenaries set fire to the Gypsy camp to slay all evidences and any witnesses. Surviving the ordeal and nursed by Lilane, he lost his mind but retained his memories and lusted for vengeance.
Twenty years after, Bolar hunted down his former comrades, slaying Morlock. Conan, while travelling with the son of one of the mercenaries (slain little before), encountered gypsies in a funeral procession for him. In the end, all mercenaries were killed by Balor. Lilane revealed herself, and after Pendak was killed by Balor, only to be slain by Conan, Lilane adopted the boy.
In 1935, nearby Schwartzhof, Austria, the Witch of the Hills used the spells of the forbidden tome of Alhazred, and summoned Satan (Lucifer) on behalf of the Gypsy Lucio Nuti who wanted revenge over Baron Krutze and his heirs, corrupt and tyrannous nobles who had destroyed his family.
At the time of Pietro and Wanda Maximoff's birth, the twins were adopted by fellow members of the tribe, Django and Marya, and lived with them until becoming teenagers. Tension between the Rom and neighboring Transian villagers precipitated an assault on the travelers' encampment, resulting in Marya's apparent death and Django urging the twins to flee.
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