History Literature / RoguesInTheHouse

26th Feb '18 1:36:32 PM Anarquistador
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* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Conan's a resourceful guy. When the new guard starts hassling him about the joint of beef he's eating, Conan simply wallops him with the bone and walks out of dungeon.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Nabonidus dies when Conan throws a stool at him, with enough force and accuracy to drive one of the legs through his skull.
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Conan's a resourceful guy. When the new guard starts hassling him about the joint of beef he's eating, Conan simply wallops him with the bone and walks out of dungeon. And in the climax of the story, he takes out Nabodinus with a stool.


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* KilledMidSentence: Conan chucks a stool at Nabonidus's head right in the middle of his dramatic monologue. We'll never know what his final booby trap was now.
25th Jan '18 7:18:14 AM Anarquistador
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* IOweYouMyLife: Minor example: one of the reasons Conan decides to carry out the assassination even though Murillo's attempt to get him out of prison fails was because he's got a rough code of honor and feels indebted to him: Murillo makes sure that Conan gets a decent meal and is unchained beforehand, without which Conan couldn't have had the strength and opportunity to make his own escape. The promise of gold and a ride out of town doesn't hurt either.

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* IOweYouMyLife: Minor example: one of the reasons Conan decides to carry out the assassination even though Murillo's attempt to get him out of prison fails was because he's got a rough code of honor and feels indebted to him: Murillo makes made sure that Conan gets got a decent meal and is was unchained beforehand, without which Conan couldn't have had the strength and opportunity to make his own escape. The promise of gold and a ride out of town doesn't hurt either.
25th Jan '18 7:17:18 AM Anarquistador
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* GambitPileup: A fairly good description of the plot. Murillo arranges Conan's escape from prison to have him kill Nabonidus, but then ends up going to Nabonidus's mansion to do the job himself when he hears that the escape was botched. Conan, meanwhile, manages to break out of prison on his own, but decides that he could probably use the sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo promised him once the job was done and he felt at least partially indebted to Murillo for getting him a good meal while he was in prison, so he heads to the mansion as well. Unfortunately, this is the exact night that Nabonidus's pet Ape-Man Thak decides to rebel against his master. ''And then'', partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks in with the intent of assassinating Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan for any of them.

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* GambitPileup: A fairly good description of the plot. Murillo arranges Conan's escape from prison to have him kill Nabonidus, but then ends up going to Nabonidus's mansion to do the job himself when he hears that the escape was botched. Conan, meanwhile, manages to break out of prison on his own, but decides that he could probably use the sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo promised him once the job was done and (and he felt at least partially indebted to Murillo for getting him a good meal while he was in prison, prison), so he heads to the mansion as well. Unfortunately, this is the exact night that Nabonidus's pet Ape-Man Thak decides to rebel against his master. ''And then'', partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks in with the intent of assassinating Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan for any of them.


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* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Conan's a resourceful guy. When the new guard starts hassling him about the joint of beef he's eating, Conan simply wallops him with the bone and walks out of dungeon.
* IOweYouMyLife: Minor example: one of the reasons Conan decides to carry out the assassination even though Murillo's attempt to get him out of prison fails was because he's got a rough code of honor and feels indebted to him: Murillo makes sure that Conan gets a decent meal and is unchained beforehand, without which Conan couldn't have had the strength and opportunity to make his own escape. The promise of gold and a ride out of town doesn't hurt either.
25th Jan '18 7:10:34 AM Anarquistador
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* HiddenDepths: Murillo is a dandy and a traitor, but he's no coward. Once he hears that his assassination plot has been thwarted, he straps on a sword and heads off to do the job himself. Granted, he's acting out of desperation and he doesn't really think he'll pull it off, but he's clearly not going down without a fight.

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* HiddenDepths: Murillo is a dandy and a traitor, but he's no coward. Once he hears that his assassination plot has been thwarted, he straps on a sword and heads off to do the job himself.Nabonidus's mansion. Granted, he's acting out of desperation and he doesn't really think he'll pull it off, but he's clearly not going down without a fight.
25th Jan '18 7:09:39 AM Anarquistador
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* GambitPileup: A fairly good description of the plot. Murillo arranges Conan's escape from prison to have him kill Nabonidus, but then ends up going to Nabonidus's mansion to do the job himself when he hears that the escape was botched. Conan, meanwhile, manages to break out of prison on his own, but decides that he could probably use the sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo promised him once the job was done and he felt at least partially indebted to Murillo for getting him a good meal while he was in prison, so he heads to the mansion as well. Unfortunately, this is the exact night that Nabonidus's pet Ape-Man Thak decides to rebel against his master. AND THEN, partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks in with the intent of assassinating Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, and they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan for any of them.

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* GambitPileup: A fairly good description of the plot. Murillo arranges Conan's escape from prison to have him kill Nabonidus, but then ends up going to Nabonidus's mansion to do the job himself when he hears that the escape was botched. Conan, meanwhile, manages to break out of prison on his own, but decides that he could probably use the sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo promised him once the job was done and he felt at least partially indebted to Murillo for getting him a good meal while he was in prison, so he heads to the mansion as well. Unfortunately, this is the exact night that Nabonidus's pet Ape-Man Thak decides to rebel against his master. AND THEN, ''And then'', partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks in with the intent of assassinating Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, and they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan for any of them.



* GrayAndGreyMorality: As per the norm for the [[CrapsackWorld Conan universe]], the unnamed city where this story takes place is ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent. Even the guard that Murillo bribes to get Conan out of jail is into a bunch of unscrupulous things, which is what gets him caught and the escape stopped. Murillo is a courtier selling state secrets to rival kings. Nabonidus is a Mad Scientist/Dark Wizard type with all kinds of vaguely evil plots in motion. And between them is Conan, amoral sword-for-hire. Everyone pretty much agrees that of the three of them, Conan is the least corrupt, because at least he's not pretending to be anything but a thief and mercenary.

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* GrayAndGreyMorality: As per the norm for the [[CrapsackWorld Conan universe]], the unnamed city where this story takes place is ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent. Even the guard that Murillo bribes to get Conan out of jail is into a bunch of unscrupulous things, which is what gets him caught and the escape stopped. Murillo is a courtier selling state secrets to rival kings. Nabonidus is a Mad Scientist/Dark Wizard type with all kinds of vaguely evil plots in motion. And between them is Conan, amoral sword-for-hire. Everyone pretty much agrees that of the three of them, Conan ''Conan'' is the least corrupt, most morally upright, because [[AtLeastIAdmitIt at least he's not pretending to be anything but a thief and mercenary.mercenary]].
1st Dec '17 3:05:26 PM Prometheus117
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* GambitPileup: A fairly good description of the plot. Murillo arranges Conan's escape from prison to have him kill Nabonidus, but then ends up going to Nabonidus's mansion to do the job himself when he hears that the escape was botched. Conan, meanwhile, manages to break out of prison on his own, and decides that he could probably use the sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo promised him once the job was done, so he heads to the mansion as well. Unfortunately, this is the exact night that Nabonidus's pet Ape-Man Thak decides to rebel against his master. AND THEN, partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks in with the intent of assassinating Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, and they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan for any of them.

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* GambitPileup: A fairly good description of the plot. Murillo arranges Conan's escape from prison to have him kill Nabonidus, but then ends up going to Nabonidus's mansion to do the job himself when he hears that the escape was botched. Conan, meanwhile, manages to break out of prison on his own, and but decides that he could probably use the sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo promised him once the job was done, done and he felt at least partially indebted to Murillo for getting him a good meal while he was in prison, so he heads to the mansion as well. Unfortunately, this is the exact night that Nabonidus's pet Ape-Man Thak decides to rebel against his master. AND THEN, partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks in with the intent of assassinating Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, and they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan for any of them.
28th Jul '17 9:26:26 AM xcountryguy
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Conan escapes from jail, and, after dealing with the prostitute who turned him in, heads off to Nabonidus's mansion. Conan tries entering through the sewer, only to get stuck down there thanks to one of the mansions traps. While down there, he runs into Murillo, who had arrives their first with the intention of killing Nabonidus himself, thinking [[PoorCommunicationKills Conan had high tailed it out of town]]. They soon discover Nabonidus trapped down their as well, a prisoner in his own home.

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Conan escapes from jail, and, after dealing with the prostitute who turned him in, heads off to Nabonidus's mansion. Conan tries entering through the sewer, only to get stuck down there thanks to one of the mansions traps. While down there, he runs into Murillo, who had arrives their there first with the intention of killing Nabonidus himself, thinking [[PoorCommunicationKills Conan had high tailed it out of town]]. They soon discover Nabonidus trapped down their there as well, a prisoner in his own home.



* AngryGuardDog: Nabonidus has one
* BigFancyHouse: Nabonidus has one, but it has no servants
* TheBerserker: The effect of a powder on men
* TheDandy: Murillo
* DeadlyDecadentCourt

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* EnemyMine: With Nabonidus

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* EnemyMine: With NabonidusConan joins with Nabonidus.



* FingerInTheMail: An ear is sent to Murillo
* FrazettaMan: Thak, however see ItCanThink. We are told that in 100 000 years or so his people are liable to become human.

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* FingerInTheMail: An ear is sent to Murillo
Murillo.
* FrazettaMan: Thak, however see ItCanThink. We are told that in 100 000 100,000 years or so his people are liable to become human.



* GasChamber: Used to disburse the dust of the gray lotus
* GreatEscape: Arranged fro Conan

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* GasChamber: Used to disburse the dust of the gray lotus
lotus.
* GreatEscape: Arranged fro Conanfor Conan to escape prison and assassinate a target.



* TheMole: Murillo sells secrets to foreigners

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* TheMole: Murillo sells secrets to foreignersforeigners.



* TheRat: the priest who betrayed Conan
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* VillainOpeningScene

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25th Feb '17 9:58:04 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* FrazettaMan: Thak, however see ItCanThink.

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* FrazettaMan: Thak, however see ItCanThink. We are told that in 100 000 years or so his people are liable to become human.


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* KillerGorilla: Thak's portrayal is somewhere between this and a more typical Frazetta man.
20th Jan '17 7:26:48 PM Eldritcho
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Turns out Nabonidus's servant, a man-ape named Thak, has rebelled against his master, and now uses the assortment of traps set around the mansion to keep out unwanted guests (and keep his prisoners in). The three [[TitleDrop rogues]] will have to work together if they ever want to get out of the mansion alive, lest they fall victim to Thak, or perhaps, to each other.
20th Jan '17 2:33:41 PM Eldritcho
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Conan escapes from jail, and, after dealing with the prostitute who turned him in, heads off to Nabonidus's mansion. Conan tries entering through the sewer, only to get stuck down there thanks to one of the mansions traps. While down there, he runs into Murillo, who had arrives their first with the intention of killing Nabonidus himself, thinking [[PoorCommunicationKills Conan had high tailed it out of town]]. They soon discover Nabonidus trapped down their as well, a prisoner in his own home.
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