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Quote1 Into the west, unknown of man,
Ships have sailed since the world began.
Read, if you dare, what Skelos wrote,
With dead hand fumbling his silken coat;
And follow the ships thru the wind-blown wrack--
Follow the ships that come not back.
Quote2
-- Robert E. Howard src
 

Origins

Skelos was an ancient mage.

He wrote sorcerous scrolls[1] and (before humanity started bounding books) the Iron-Bound Book of Skelos (as did Shuma-Gorath, Vathelos and others).[2]

Death

Skelos eventually died in unrevealed circumstances.

After his death, he was buried in what became known as the Well of Skelos, allegedly guarded by demons, and by a "toad-thing", and located on the Nameless Isle,[1] possibly the Isle of Skelos.[3]

Hyborian Age

The Well of Skelos became known in Hyborian, Stygian and Black Coast lore.[1]

The Isle of Skelos was an island of dark and impenetrable jungles where grew Hellnail Trees.[4] Its relation to Skelos himself is unknown.

Skelos' name was invoked by dying people[5] and in incantations.[6]



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