History Literature / BlackColossus

30th Sep '17 5:14:44 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: A funny moment where Yasmela unveils the new commander of her forces to her counsellors, right at the moment when Conan is sprawled in a chair and tearing into a meat-bone with his teeth. The counsellors change their tune [[HeCleansUpNicely once they see Conan in his new officer's armour]], though.
22nd Sep '17 3:38:44 PM moloch
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* TheBerserker: The horde acts as a mass of this
* BlingBlingBang: A jewel-hilted sword
* TheChainsOfCommanding
* TheChase: After Yasmela is abducted
* CoolMask: The villain is even called the Veiled One
* DamselInDistress: Yasmela
* DistractedByTheSexy: A gender-inverted example. Shortly after meeting Conan, Princess Yasmela is surprised to find herself feeling twinges of lust and desire towards the barbarian.

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* TheBerserker: The Natohk's horde acts as are berserkers, charging an army in a mass of this
defended position in massive human wave attacks.
* BlingBlingBang: A jewel-hilted sword
Shevatas the thief, in the prologue, carries a bejewelled blade that he's poisoned.
* TheChainsOfCommanding
TheChainsOfCommanding: When Conan shows caution in the battle at the pass and refuses to be drawn into a trap, Amalric notes that he'd be the first to charge if he was still a simple mercenary. Conan notes that's because he would be responsible only for his own life in that case, but now he has an army and country to defend.
* TheChase: After Yasmela is abducted
abducted by Natohk in his chariot, Conan gives chase on horseback.
* CoolMask: The villain is even called the Veiled One
One.
* DamselInDistress: Yasmela
Yasmela, at the end.
* DistractedByTheSexy: A gender-inverted example. Shortly after meeting Conan, Princess Yasmela is surprised to find herself feeling twinges of lust and desire towards the barbarian.



* FogOfDoom: The Evil Sorcerer uses it to block line-of-sight
* GladToBeAliveSex: Yasmela insists
* TheHorde: Consisting of thirty tribes
* KillItWithFire: A wall of fire, used on charging knights
* TheLadysFavour: Knights carry them
* MagicWand
* MarsNeedsWomen: The EldritchAbomination wants Yasmela
* PerpetualMotionMonster: A snake in a 3000 year old tomb
* RescueSex: Yasmela throws herself at Conan and demands it immediately on being rescued

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* FogOfDoom: The Evil Sorcerer uses it to block line-of-sight
line-of-sight as his army approaches Conan's.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Conan's Amalric notes that he's seen actual kings wear fine armour less nobly than Conan, it's noted that Conan would remember he said that in years to come, after he gained his own throne. Not foreshadowing at the time, since the first Conan story was a "Conan the King" -era story, but is nowadays since most collections arrange the stories chronologically.
* GladToBeAliveSex: Yasmela insists
insists, at the end.
* TheHorde: Consisting of thirty tribes
tribes.
* KillItWithFire: A Natohk summons wall of fire, used using it on the rashly charging knights
knights.
* TheLadysFavour: Knights carry them
The knights in Conan's army are all mentioned as carrying them.
* MagicWand
MagicWand: Natohk uses the classic "also turns into a snake" version.
* MarsNeedsWomen: The EldritchAbomination wants Yasmela
Yasmela.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: A The snake in a 3000 that guards Thugra Khotan's three thousand year old tomb
tomb.
* RescueSex: Yasmela throws herself at Conan and demands it immediately on being rescuedrescued.



* ShroudedInMyth: Thugra Khotan
* AStormIsComing: Part of the warning
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: The comic adaptation is the page picture for this trope.
* TreasureRoom
* VaguenessIsComing: the prophecied coming
* WasOnceAMan: the EldritchAbomination

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* ShroudedInMyth: Thugra Khotan
Khotan, a king-sorcerer three thousand years ago.
* AStormIsComing: Part of the warning
warning of the army's approach. At first they think it's a storm, before they realise it's an eldritch fog.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Conan finishes Khotan by [[KilledMidSentence throwing his sword through him, mid-sentence.]] The comic adaptation is the page picture for this trope.
* TreasureRoom
* VaguenessIsComing: the prophecied coming
TreasureRoom: Khotan's tomb
* WasOnceAMan: the EldritchAbominationEldritchAbomination.
17th Sep '17 3:12:58 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Yasmela's brother is the chief subject matter of the opening discussion -- and dropped right after.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Yasmela's captive brother is the chief subject matter of the opening discussion -- and dropped right after.
17th Sep '17 3:04:35 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* SdrawbackName: Did it come as a surprise to anyone that Natohk is actually Thugra Khotan?

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* SdrawbackName: SdrawkcabName: Did it come as a surprise to anyone that Natohk is actually Thugra Khotan?
17th Sep '17 3:04:18 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* SdrawbackName: Did it come as a surprise to anyone that Natohk is actually Thugra Khotan?
21st Jan '17 9:56:39 AM Eldritcho
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Princess Yasmela has been having terrible nightmares about a large black shadowy figure, who claims he is coming for her. To make matters worse, out in the desert, [[ThereAreNoCoincidences a dark figure]] has been uniting the scattered tribes and conquering towns; soon they will be at the city gates! Action must be taken, and, after receiving advice from her patron god, she goes looking for someone to lead her forces to victory against the evil hordes. And who should happen to be there but Conan?

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Princess Yasmela has been having terrible nightmares about a large black shadowy figure, who claims he is coming for her. To make matters worse, out in the desert, [[ThereAreNoCoincidences a dark figure]] has been uniting the scattered tribes and conquering towns; ravaging the countryside, and soon they will be at the city gates! Action must be taken, and, after receiving advice from her patron god, she goes looking for someone to lead her forces to victory against the evil hordes. And who should happen to be there but Conan?
21st Jan '17 9:55:30 AM Eldritcho
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Princess Yasmela has been having terrible nightmares about a large black shadowy figure, who claims he is coming for her. To make matters worse, out in the desert, [[ThereAreNoCoincidences a dark figure]] has been uniting the scattered tribes and conquering cities, and they are making a bee line for her city! Action must be taken, and, after receiving advice from her patron god, she goes looking for someone to lead her forces to victory against the evil hordes. And who should happen to be there but Conan?

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Princess Yasmela has been having terrible nightmares about a large black shadowy figure, who claims he is coming for her. To make matters worse, out in the desert, [[ThereAreNoCoincidences a dark figure]] has been uniting the scattered tribes and conquering cities, and towns; soon they are making a bee line for her city! will be at the city gates! Action must be taken, and, after receiving advice from her patron god, she goes looking for someone to lead her forces to victory against the evil hordes. And who should happen to be there but Conan?
21st Jan '17 9:54:11 AM Eldritcho
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Princess Yasmela has been having terrible nightmares about a large black shadowy figure, who claims he is coming for her. To make matters worse, out in the desert, [[ThereAreNoCoincidences a dark figure]] has been uniting the scattered tribes and conquering cities, and they are making a bee line for her city! Action must be taken, and, after receiving advice from her patron god, she goes looking for someone to lead her forces to victory against the evil hordes. And who should happen to be there but Conan?
20th Jan '17 12:39:26 PM Eldritcho
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20th Jan '17 12:27:53 PM Eldritcho
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