History Literature / RoguesInTheHouse

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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BigFancyHouse: Nabonidus has one, but it has no servants
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TheDandy: Murillo
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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
* TurnCoat
* VillainOpeningScene

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* %%* TheRat: the The priest who betrayed Conan
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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.
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
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