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For questions about the "Conan" franchise featuring Conan the Barbarian a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard, who lives in the Hyborian Age, a long forgotten past of our own world.

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Two Scenes From A Conan The Barbarian Story?

I believe these two scenes are from a Conan story, although I'm not sure — it's been sixty years since I read it. The first scene is early in the story. Conan is with a woman who betrays him somehow. ...
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Where is Sogoria and/or Isseni located in The Hyborian Age?

I'm currently reading the "Queen Sonja" series of comics (by Dynamite, running from 2010–2012), which depicts Sonja's time on the throne of Sogoria. She rules from the capital city, which is ...
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Did Robert E. Howard seriously think that Barbarism is the superior and most natural state of humanity?

I've read Conan stories for the first time a long while ago, and one of the things that struck me was the focus in writing on showcasing how great and ultimately succesful barbarism is and how meek ...
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Why did Howard never use the name "Amra" in any of the stories of Conan's time as a pirate?

It is well known in Hyborian lore that Conan the Cimmerian went by the name "Amra" [the lion] when he was a pirate. From 1959 to 1982, there was a magazine named Amra—which grew from a ...
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Conan story with a wizard's wall of fire

I'm pretty sure at some point in the past I read a Conan story (could be from Howard or a later author) which features a scene something like the following: Conan leads an army against an opposing ...
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Fantasy movie where the protagonist gets a broken sword and forge welds it

The film is not modern (1970-1990), similar to Conan the Destroyer, or maybe a remake. Or a TV series. I was young so I don't remember. The film contained a scene where the protagonist gets a broken ...
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Which Howard Book features Derketo?

I was playing Conan Exiles on the weekend, then on Wednesday Conan Adventures in an Age undreamt of with the core book and Conan the Thief only. In either, there is mentioning of Derketo as a Stygian, ...
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Did Robert E. Howard write anything other than Conan the Barbarian that’s not a collection of short stories?

I’ve been reading Kull: Exile of Atlantis and Conan the Barbarian. I love them, but I am wondering if there’s a larger non-short story book by Robert E. Howard?
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Which Conan book involves his son Conn being seduced by a woman?

Which Conan the Barbarian book involves his son Conn being seduced by a girl? There might be another aspect of the story that involves a priest or a druid.
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Is there a Howard-canon map of Conan's world?

In 1936 "The Hyborian Age: Conan's World", Howard laid out a somewhat detailed "canon" history of Conan's world, pre- and post-cataclysm. This included verbal description of the world maps and where ...
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A Conan the Barbarian story about a city in which everyone is constantly high with some kind of lotus

I am looking for a Conan story in which he arrives at a seemingly deserted town (with the occasional girl in distress, of course). They take a look around, something is chasing them throughout the ...
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Looking for a specific Conan comic strip story

I have been searching for a particular Conan comic strip story for a very long time. I do not recall which series it is hence the difficulty...the story is from the perspective of a winged demon ...
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Why do all Conan the Barbarian movies and TV adaptations stray so much from any of the original stories?

According to Wikipedia, three Conan movies have been made in the past: Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984) and Conan the Barbarian (2011). On TV, there was the animated series (and ...
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Was the unfinished Drums of Tombalku rewritten as Xuthal of the Dusk by Robert E. Howard?

Robert E. Howard left many stories unfinished or unpublished. After his death, Lin Carter and L. Sprague de Camp finished many incomplete stories, and they also reworked stories that featured other ...
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Is Thog Tsathoggua?

In "The Slithering Shadow," Conan fights Thog, the monster-god of the city of Xuthal. Both the thing's name and description are suggestive of Clark Ashton Smith's creation Tsathoggua. Something ...
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Looking for a comic story where Conan confronts a bridge Troll

It was from one of the Conan magazine-format comics, sometime in the 80's. There was a 2-3 page short story at the end of the magazine where Conan confronts a bridge troll. The troll had decorated the ...
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Conan story with poisoned chest

I'm trying to remember a Conan story where an antagonist is killed when he opens a treasure chest trapped with a poisoned fang or tooth In the chest's decorations. I'm wondering if it's not the ...
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Looking for a Conan story about a primordial creature

I remember this story from sometime in the 90s. It was in an issue from a magazine or comic about classic Conan. The cover was the classic sort of Conan, with him and a cowering maiden wearing little....
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Has any new Conan the Barbarian fiction been published since 2003?

The last Conan novel that I'm aware of is Conan of Venarium by Harry Turtledove (2003). Not including comics and such, have any Conan stories been published since then?
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Conan Series Paperback Book

Years ago I read a Conan book but I can't remember the title. I've been searching for the last 2 months but can't seem to locate or remember the name. In the book, Conan had to fight for a young lady'...
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Is the Wheel of Pain a grinding mill or a torture device?

Is the Wheel of Pain a grinding mill or a torture device? It is after all The Wheel of "Pain". Looking at the footage it's hard to say if there is a lower level where the grind stone would be. Also ...
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Do "Conan" movies pass Bechdel test?

This was asked somewhat in jest in the (now-deleted) comments to another question I posted, and it got me curious: Do "Conan" movies pass Bechdel test? They are based on notoriously non-Bechdel-...
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Was Kalidor explicitly intended to be Conan?

We know that Red Sonya movie - by virtue of being based on Red Sonya comics - is set in the Conan the Barbarian universe. It's clear that Kalidor character in the movie bears a close resemblance to ...
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Why was Conan freed by his former owner?

In Conan the Barbarian, the plot seems to have the following sequence: Thulsa Doom destroys Conan's village and enslaves women and children. Profit motive for the latter - he can sell the slaves. ...
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Is there any good resource which analyses Conan the Cimmerian continuity?

Conan the Cimmerian universe is a fairly large one, including multiple stories by Robert E. Howard (and seemingly somehow intertwined with his earlier Kull material) from many eras and many publishers;...
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Is there a suggested order of reading Conan books?

Is there a recommended order of reading for Conan books? The order should include both Robert E. Howard's and other authors' material. Don't really care about comics and other non-book sources.
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