Zarfhaana
Thuria from Kull the Conqueror Vol 1 2 001.jpg
Official Name
Zarfhaana[1][2][3][4]
Status
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Location Details
Galaxy
Star System
Planet
Continent
Country
Zarfhaana
Creators and Appearances

Zarfhaana was a minor kingdom located on the continent of Thuria, lying east of Valusia[4] and bordered at south by Kamelia, east by Commoria, northwest by Thule and north by the sea.[1]

Zarfhaana, along Farsun and another unnamed country[5][6] was part of the Triple Federation was an anti-Valusian coalition,[7] which included considered among the Seven Empires of Thuria.[5][6] Thurania was the hereditary enemy of Zarfhaana.[8]

Zarfhaana was one of the origins to the Hyborian Age Hyrkanians,[2] as well as possibly Koth, Ophir, and/or Corinthia.[9] The steppes of Zarfhaana remained, known as the Zarfhaana Steppes[2] or the Hyrkanian Steppe(s).

History

Pre-Cataclysmic Age

The people of Zarfhaana worshiped the White Wolf, who was the battle-standard on their banners.[2]

Zarfhaana, along Farsun and another unnamed country[5][6] was part of the Triple Federation was an anti-Valusian coalition,[7] which included considered among the Seven Empires of Thuria.[5][6]

Great Cataclysm

In 18,000 B.C. the Great Cataclysm ravaged the Thurian and non-Thurian civilizations of the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, and changed the landscape of the world, with Thuria becoming Hyboria.

The land of Zarfhaana seemingly became the Zarfhaana Steppes,[10] also known as the Hyrkanian Steppes.[11]

Legacy in the Hyborian Age

Due to the statement that the Hyborian Kingdoms of Koth, Ophir, and Corinthia "regained their independence with the fall of the empire" of Acheron, a theory asserted that those three kingdoms may had not been founded by the Hyborians (unlikely to have dominated those kingdoms at the dawn of Acheron), but by refugees from Valusia, Thurania, and Zarfhaana, rebuilding their culture while the Hyborians were still in the Far North.[9]

Eventually, during the Age of Conan (circa 10,000 BC), a band of Hyrkanians self-styled as "the Sons of the White Wolf" rose against the Turanian Empire, rejecting Erlik and returning to the Zarfhaanan worship of the White Wolf.[2]

Religion

In the days of ancient Zarfhaana, the people worshiped the White Wolf (who was the battle-standard on their banners). In contrast, Erlik was stated to be "but a devil to frighten children".[2]

Odin was invoked by Zarfhaanans during the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, circa 18,500 BC.[12]

Points of Interest

Residents

  • Varicus - Deposed emperor (circa 18,500 BC)

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kull the Conqueror #2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Savage Sword of Conan #37; Sons of the White Wolf
  3. Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary: Zarfhaana's entry
  4. 4.0 4.1 Savage Sword of Conan #42; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part IX: Zarfhaana's entry
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Savage Sword of Conan #39; A Gazeteer of the Hyborian Age, Part VII: Seven Empires's entry
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Atlantis and the Pre-Cataclysmic Age's entry
  7. 7.0 7.1 Savage Sword of Conan #14; A Kull Glossary: Triple Federation's entry
  8. Savage Sword of Conan #40; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part VIII: Thurania's entry
  9. 9.0 9.1 Savage Sword of Conan #33; A Gazetteer of the Hyborian Age, Part IV: Koth's entry
  10. Conan the Barbarian (Vol. 3) #13; Map
  11. Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Map
  12. Kull the Conqueror #10
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