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Appearing in "The Flame Knife Part 2: The Ghouls of Yanaidar"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Free Companions (Also appears in recap)
    • Kozaki (Also appears in recap)
      • Tubal (Also appears in recap)
  • Nanaia (Also appears in recap)
  • Kushafis (Also appears in recap)
    • Balash (Also appears in recap)
  • Parusati (Also appears in recap)
  • Zuagirs (Also appears in recap) (Leaves the Yezmites)
    • Antar (Also appears in recap)


  • Hidden Ones / Yezmites / Sons of Yezm (Last appearance) (Also appears in recap)
    • Virata of Kosala, Magus of the Sons of Yezm (Death) (Also appears in recap)
    • Olgerd Vladislav, "The Tiger" (Death) (Also appears in recap)
    • Olgerd's Kothian companion (First and only known appearance; dies)
    • Hyrkanians (Possibly joins Balash or Conan)
      • Zahak (Mentioned)
    • Stygian
    • Kushites
    • Himelian hillman (First and only known appearance; dies)
    • Vendhyan (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Snow-Ape (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Iranistan (Also appears in recap)
    • Kobad Shah, King of Iranistan (Only in recap) (Death)
    • Iranistan's Royal Guard
      • Gotarza
    • Arshak (Mentioned)
  • "The real owners of Yanaidar"/ the Ghouls of Yanaidar (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Flame Knife Part 2: The Ghouls of Yanaidar"

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  • The Ghouls of Yanaidar is the conclusion of the adaptation of The Flame Knife by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, which was the original sequel to A Witch Shall Be Born, adapted in Savage Sword of Conan #5.
    • At the time of A Witch Shall Be Born publication, Roy Thomas couldn't use the sequel The Flame Knife,[1] as Marvel Comics had obtained the rights only to REH material.[2] He consequently created his own sequel, The Sleeper beneath the Sands (Savage Sword of Conan #6).[1]
    • Later arrangements were made, allowing Marvel to use all Conan stories, whatever the author, and The Flame Knife was adapted in this issue and previous one, but some inconsistencies existed between the two sequels.[1]
    • Mirror of the Manticore (Savage Sword of Conan #58) was later published, Roy Thomas having asked REH-expert Fred Blosser to plot a story, in order to tie all the loose ends together.[1]

See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Savage Sword of Conan #58; Mirror of the Manticore's preface
  2. Savage Sword of Conan #59; The City of Skulls' preface
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