History Literature / RoguesInTheHouse

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.
20th Jan '17 2:25:22 PM Eldritcho
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Conan is sitting in prison after killing a priest ([[AssholeVictim he had it coming]]) when he is approached by a nobleman named [[TheDandy Murillo]], who has a proposition for him: kill the Red Priest Nabonidus for him, and he will provide Conan a horse, a sack of gold, and a one way ticket out of town and away from the gallows.



* EnemyMine: with Nabonidus

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* EnemyMine: with With Nabonidus
20th Jan '17 2:16:35 PM Eldritcho
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The story has been adapted by Creator/MarvelComics in their ''Conan the Barbarian'' comic, as well as by Creator/DarkhorseComics.

Notable as being one of Howard's personal favorite stories, and one of the stories that he was most happy with the finished result, only having to go through two drafts before publishing. He also remarked on how he was especially happy with the story as his editor didn't force him to add a fetish/nude scene, which was almost a requirement for pulp stories at the time.
4th Dec '16 1:46:47 PM nombretomado
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"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Rogues_in_the_House Rogues in the House]]" is a ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in January, 1934.

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"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Rogues_in_the_House Rogues in the House]]" is a ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in January, 1934.
23rd Jul '16 11:07:42 AM Wardog
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* NotSoDifferent: Conan's opinion of Thak.

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* NotSoDifferent: Conan's opinion of Thak.Thak: 'I have slain a ''man'' tonight, not a ''beast''. I will count him among the chiefs whose souls I've sent into the dark. My women will sing of him.'
23rd Jul '16 10:58:11 AM Wardog
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* NotSoDifferent: Conan's opinion of Thak.



* WasOnceAMan: The ape-man
26th Nov '14 9:11:45 PM Anarquistador
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Implied. In the chronologically-earlier story "The Hall of the Dead," which Robert E. Howard began and L. Sprague [=DeCamp=] later finished, Conan meets a Gunderman mercenary named Nestor, and they become FireForgedFriends over the course of looting an ancient cursed citadel and fighting the demons and monsters they find there. At the beginning of this story, passing mention is made of Conan's accomplice, an unnamed Gunderman who was captured and executed well before the events of the main narrative. Oh dear...

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Implied. In the chronologically-earlier story "The Hall of the Dead," which Robert E. Howard began and L. Sprague [=DeCamp=] later finished, Conan meets a Gunderman mercenary named Nestor, and they become FireForgedFriends over the course of looting an ancient cursed citadel and fighting the demons and monsters they find there. At the beginning of this story, passing mention is made of Conan's accomplice, an unnamed Gunderman who was captured and executed well before the events of the main narrative. Oh dear...Ohhhh...
26th Nov '14 2:40:57 PM Anarquistador
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Implied. In the chronologically-earlier story "The Hall of the Dead," which Robert E. Howard began and L. Sprague [=DeCamp=] later finished, Conan meets a Gunderman mercenary named Nestor, and they become FireForgedFriends over the course of looting an ancient cursed citadel and fighting the demons and monsters they find there. At the beginning of this story, passing mention is made of Conan's accomplice, an unnamed Gunderman who was captured and executed well before the events of the main narrative. Oh dear...
28th Mar '14 9:26:30 AM Anarquistador
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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 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 is the least corrupt, because at least he's not pretending to be anything but a thief and mercenary. mercenary.
* 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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