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Prince of Turan

As the son of Yildiz, King of all Turan, Yezdigerd was the prince of Aghrapur.[citation needed]

He prepared his army to invade Makkalet and restore the Living Tarim to his rightful temple in Aghrapur.[2]

Thanks to the secret entrance discovered by Sulimar, his Turanian army came through the caves, descending through a trap door in the griffin statue in the courtyard of the temple of Tarim, and quickly slaughtered the defending soldiers of Makkalet. After the conquest, despite the accidental death of the Living Tarim, Prince Yezdigerd nevertheless celebrated his victory with a parade, marching the robed figure of the Tarim through the city, while only he and Sulimar knew underneath the robes a skeleton was all that remained.[3]

King of Turan

He eventually became King Yezdigerd III, monarch of Turan.[1]

War with Conan's Kozaks

Many years later, Conan, as the new hetman of the Bahari Kozaks, was brought to Yezdigerd's camp. Wanting revenge, Yezdigerd imprisoned him, but he managed to escape with Tania's help and free the Kozaki prisoners.[4]

After having heard the news reported by the traitorous Zorka, Yezdigerd ordered Commander Grimm to execute him, and then returned back to Aghrapur.[5]

Death

After Conan became king of Aquilonia, he and Yezdigerd met again, and they battled,[6] on Yezdigerd's flagship Scimitar, stranded in the strait of the Zhurazi Archipelago in the Vilayet Sea, and after a minutes-long sword-fight, Conan struck and beheaded swiftly Yezdigerd.[7] This event is ignored by other recountings.

War with Aquilonia

It remains unrevealed how Yezdigerd is still alive. No reference is made to his earlier demise.
Yezdigerd III plotted against Conan in the later days of the Cimmerian's rule over Aquilonia.[8] A peace treaty was later signed, on Yezdigerd's proposition, Conan stating to the Turanian emissary that he accepted the agreement entirely in the spirit it was being offered.[9][10]

Resolution with Conan

The remainder, unchronicled so far, of the conflict between Conan and Yezdigerd was eventually settled, presumably in bloodshed, some years later,[1] after Conan and Yezdigerd met again, and they battled,[6] Conan obviously triumphing.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Conan Saga #95; The Conan Comics Chronology - Chapter Seventeen: The Agony and the Empire, IV. The Years Between
  2. Conan the Barbarian #25
  3. Conan the Barbarian #26
  4. Conan the Barbarian #275
  5. Savage Sword of Conan #218
  6. 6.0 6.1 Conan the Barbarian Vol 3 #6; The Life & Death of Conan, part six - The Sole Survivor
  7. King Conan #7
  8. Conan the King #48
  9. Conan the King #49
  10. 10.0 10.1 Conan Saga #95; The Conan Comics Chronology - Chapter Seventeen: III. Rebellion in Cimmeria
  11. Conan Saga #92; The Conan Comics Chronology - Chapter Fourteen: V. The Death of Yezdigerd
  12. Conan Saga #95; The Conan Comics Chronology - Chapter Seventeen: IV. The Years Between
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