History Literature / ManEatersOfZamboula

1st Oct '17 4:41:47 PM Dravencour
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* EthnicScrappy: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.

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* EthnicScrappy: UnfortunateImplications: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.
1st Oct '17 4:41:27 PM Dravencour
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* UnfortunateImplications: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.

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* UnfortunateImplications: EthnicScrappy: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.
1st Oct '17 4:41:05 PM Dravencour
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Conan's travels across Hyperborea bring him to Zamboula, a city-state heavily populated by a slave-caste of blacks from a specific region. Having wasted his money gambling, as usual, Conan prepares to retire for the night to a pre-rented room when a friend of his tries to warn him of the dark secret of the city; many of the black slaves of the city are members of the Darfar, a tribe that practices cannibalism in homage of dark gods, and because of their numbers, the townsfolk allow them to run rampant at night so long as they only prey upon beggars and travellers. Conan scorns this claim, and the rumors that the inn at which he stays makes extra money by selling travellers to the slaves for their cannibal banquets, but finds himself forced to believe when he is attacked in his bed by a cannibal slave.

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Conan's travels across Hyperborea bring him to Zamboula, a city-state heavily populated by a slave-caste of blacks from a specific region. Having wasted his money gambling, as usual, Conan prepares to retire for the night to a pre-rented room when a friend of his tries to warn him of the dark secret of the city; many of the black slaves of the city are members of the Darfar, a tribe that practices cannibalism in homage of dark gods, and because of their numbers, the townsfolk allow them to run rampant at night so long as they only prey upon beggars and travellers. Conan scorns this claim, and the rumors that the inn at which he stays makes extra money by selling travellers to the slaves for their cannibal banquets, but finds himself forced to believe when he is attacked in his bed by a cannibal slave.
one of the slaves.



* HumanSacrifice: Baal-pteor trained as a strangler to offer these up to gods in his homeland before becoming hired by the Temple of Hanuman. He goes to break Conan's neck for this

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* HumanSacrifice: Baal-pteor trained as a strangler to offer these up to the gods in of his homeland before becoming hired by the Temple of Hanuman. He goes to break Conan's neck for thisthis.



* EthnicScrappy: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a Fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.

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* EthnicScrappy: UnfortunateImplications: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a Fantasy fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.
20th Jan '17 11:54:14 PM Eldritcho
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4th Dec '16 12:43:28 PM nombretomado
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"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shadows_in_Zamboula Man-Eaters of Zamboula]]" (a.k.a. "Shadows in Zamboula") is a ConanTheBarbarian story written by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in November, 1935.

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"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shadows_in_Zamboula Man-Eaters of Zamboula]]" (a.k.a. "Shadows in Zamboula") is a ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story written by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in November, 1935.
3rd Oct '16 2:28:26 PM AdamKeller
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Conan's travels across Hyperborea bring him to Zamboula, a city-state heavily populated by a slave-caste of blacks from a specific region. Having wasted his money gambling, as usual, Conan prepares to retire for the night to a pre-rented room when a friend of his tries to warn him of the dark secret of the city; the black slaves of the city are all members of the Darfar, a tribe that practices cannibalism in homage of dark gods, and because of their numbers, the townsfolk allow them to run rampant at night so long as they only prey upon beggars and travellers. Conan scorns this claim, and the rumors that the inn at which he stays makes extra money by selling travellers to the slaves for their cannibal banquets, but finds himself forced to believe when he is attacked in his bed by a cannibal slave.

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Conan's travels across Hyperborea bring him to Zamboula, a city-state heavily populated by a slave-caste of blacks from a specific region. Having wasted his money gambling, as usual, Conan prepares to retire for the night to a pre-rented room when a friend of his tries to warn him of the dark secret of the city; many of the black slaves of the city are all members of the Darfar, a tribe that practices cannibalism in homage of dark gods, and because of their numbers, the townsfolk allow them to run rampant at night so long as they only prey upon beggars and travellers. Conan scorns this claim, and the rumors that the inn at which he stays makes extra money by selling travellers to the slaves for their cannibal banquets, but finds himself forced to believe when he is attacked in his bed by a cannibal slave.


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* EthnicScrappy: Nowadays, it is very unlikely that a Fantasy writer will include black cannibals killing and eating white people. In the 1930's it was still possible. Still, Howard seems to have felt a bit uncomfortable, so he included a passage where it is mentioned that only the Darfar blacks are cannibals. There are in the city also other black slaves who are not Darfar - and they are OK.
11th Jan '16 4:30:32 PM AzureOwl
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Conan knew [[spoiler:Zabibi's true identity]] from the start and only pretended to be fooled by the ruse.
12th Jul '15 4:29:30 PM WanderingBrowser
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There, he fights a holy strangler and kills the high priest to retrieve the antidote, only to learn that Zabibi hasn't been telling him the whole truth. Given gold as a reward, he leaves -- though not before stealing a magical talisman from her, and murdering the innkeeper who almost got him killed.



* HumanSacrifice: Baal-pteor goes to break Conan's neck for this
* IfICantHaveYou: The intended love potion drives her lover mad so that he attacks her, because she got it from a man she repulsed.

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* HumanSacrifice: Baal-pteor trained as a strangler to offer these up to gods in his homeland before becoming hired by the Temple of Hanuman. He goes to break Conan's neck for this
* IfICantHaveYou: The intended love potion drives her lover mad so that he attacks her, because she got it from a man whose advances she repulsed.rejected.
9th Nov '13 1:27:27 PM TwoGunAngel
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* HumanSacrifice: One man goes to break Conan's neck for this

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* HumanSacrifice: One man Baal-pteor goes to break Conan's neck for this
21st Aug '13 12:04:00 PM WanderingBrowser
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Conan's travels across Hyperborea bring him to a city-state heavily populated by a slave-caste of blacks from a specific region. Having wasted his money gambling, as usual, Conan prepares to retire for the night to a pre-rented room when a friend of his tries to warn him of the dark secret of the city; the black slaves of the city are all members of a tribe that practices cannibalism in homage of dark gods, and because of their numbers, the townsfolk allow them to run rampant at night so long as they only prey upon beggars and travellers. Conan scorns this claim, and the rumors that the inn at which he stays makes extra money by selling travellers to the slaves for their cannibal banquets, but finds himself forced to believe when he is attacked in his bed by a cannibal slave.

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Conan's travels across Hyperborea bring him to Zamboula, a city-state heavily populated by a slave-caste of blacks from a specific region. Having wasted his money gambling, as usual, Conan prepares to retire for the night to a pre-rented room when a friend of his tries to warn him of the dark secret of the city; the black slaves of the city are all members of the Darfar, a tribe that practices cannibalism in homage of dark gods, and because of their numbers, the townsfolk allow them to run rampant at night so long as they only prey upon beggars and travellers. Conan scorns this claim, and the rumors that the inn at which he stays makes extra money by selling travellers to the slaves for their cannibal banquets, but finds himself forced to believe when he is attacked in his bed by a cannibal slave.



* InnOfNoReturn: Conan books a room at an inn where the malevolent innkeeper sells travellers to the cannibal slaves for money.

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* InnOfNoReturn: Conan books a room at an inn where the malevolent innkeeper Aram Baksh sells travellers to the cannibal slaves for money.



* TheReveal: Zabibi is [[spoiler:the mistress of the town's ruler.]]

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* TheReveal: Zabibi is [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: Nafertari, the mistress of the town's ruler.ruler, Jungir Khan.]]
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