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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.
24th Mar '14 7:39:47 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 and decides he might as well carry out the murder for Murillo like he promised. 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 own, and decides that he might as well carry out could probably use the murder for sack of gold and the fast horse that Murillo like promised him once the job was done, so he promised.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.



* GrayAndGreyMorality: As per the norm for the [[CrapsackWorld Conan universe]], the unnamed city where this story takes place is ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent. 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.
10th Jun '13 1:02:51 PM AmiciDiBeowulf
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* FrazettaMan: Thak

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* FrazettaMan: ThakThak, however see ItCanThink.


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* ItCanThink: Thak is not just inhumanely strong, he is also much more intelligent than he looks.
29th Nov '12 6:01:50 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 and decides he might as well carry out the murder for Murillo like he promised. 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 winds up at the big scary house and nothing goes according to plan.

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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 he might as well carry out the murder for Murillo like he promised. 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 winds up at the big scary house ''Everyone'' wants to kill Nabonidus, and they all want to do it ''right now'', and nothing goes according to plan.plan for any of them.
27th Nov '12 8:03:29 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 and decides he might as well carry out the murder for Murillo like he promised. 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 into Nabonidus's mansion with the intent of assassinating him (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). Everyone winds up at the big scary house and nothing goes according to plan.

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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 he might as well carry out the murder for Murillo like he promised. 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 into Nabonidus's mansion in with the intent of assassinating him Nabonidus (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect]]). Everyone winds up at the big scary house and nothing goes according to plan.
27th Nov '12 8:02:22 AM Anarquistador
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* GambitPileup: Partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks into Nabonidus's mansion with the intent of assassinating him. Given everything else going on in the house at the time, this goes [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect...]]

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* GambitPileup: Partway 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 he might as well carry out the murder for Murillo like he promised. 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 into Nabonidus's mansion with the intent of assassinating him. Given everything else going on in the house at the time, this goes him (they do [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect...]]expect]]). Everyone winds up at the big scary house and nothing goes according to plan.



* GrayAndGreyMorality: As per the norm for the [[CrapsackWorld Conan universe]], the city where this story takes place is an ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent place. Murillo is a nobleman 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 an ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent place. decadent. Murillo is a nobleman 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.
23rd Nov '12 8:15:26 AM Anarquistador
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* GambitPileup: Partway through the story, a [[HeroOfAnotherStory band of political rebels]] breaks into Nabonidus's mansion with the intent of assassinating him. Given everything else going on in the house at the time, this goes [[MuggingTheMonster about as well as you'd expect...]]



* GrayAndGreyMorality: As per the norm for the [[CrapsackWorld Conan universe]]. The city where this story takes place is an ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent place. Murillo is a nobleman 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 universe]], the city where this story takes place is an ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent place. Murillo is a nobleman 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.
21st Nov '12 8:34:32 PM Anarquistador
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: As per the norm for the Conan universe. The city where this story takes place is an ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent place. Murillo is a nobleman 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.universe]]. The city where this story takes place is an ''astoundingly'' corrupt and decadent place. Murillo is a nobleman 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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