History Literature / TheHourOfTheDragon

31st Jul '17 1:17:35 AM SnowHesher
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** TruthInTelevision: During the Battle of Agincourt, English archers (armed with Welsh longbows) decimated French knights with their bodkin-tipped arrows. Although plate armor at the time could protect knights against arrows, the horses were less protected. The wounded horses ejected knights into the mud and their peers trampled them. The battle sent shockwaves through European nobility that an army of archers could defeat the cream of French Chivalry who outnumbered them.
26th Jun '17 7:44:10 PM CaptEquinox
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* FourthDateMarriage: [[spoiler:After Zenobia helps Conan escape from the dungeons of Nemedia's Royal Palace, Conan rewards her by marrying her and making her the queen of Aquilonia.]]

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* FourthDateMarriage: [[spoiler:After Zenobia helps Conan escape from the dungeons of Nemedia's Royal Palace, Conan rewards her by marrying her and making her the queen of Aquilonia. Even in the few pages they're together, some effort is made to show why Conan would like her for queen. She loves him devotedly, but is very sensible, brings him proper weapons, steals a perfect horse for him, and keeps her head in a crisis.]]
26th Jun '17 7:39:59 PM CaptEquinox
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An ancient wizard named Xaltotun is brought BackFromTheDead by a group of Nemedian conspirators using the Heart of Ahriman. Xaltotun seeks to conquer the world, but first he sets his eyes on Aquilonia, and it's king, Conan. Using his dark magic, he defeats Conan and locks him away, setting his forces to reap the spoils of Conan's fallen kingdom.

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An ancient wizard named Xaltotun is brought BackFromTheDead by a group of Nemedian conspirators using the Heart of Ahriman. Xaltotun seeks to conquer the world, but first he sets his eyes on Aquilonia, and it's its king, Conan. Using his dark magic, he defeats Conan and locks him away, setting his forces to reap the spoils of Conan's fallen kingdom.
20th Jan '17 9:22:06 PM Eldritcho
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''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hour_of_the_Dragon The Hour of the Dragon]]'' is the only Literature/ConanTheBarbarian novel by Creator/RobertEHoward. Published in 5 parts, from December, 1935 to April, 1936.

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''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hour_of_the_Dragon The Hour of the Dragon]]'' is the only full length Literature/ConanTheBarbarian novel by Creator/RobertEHoward. Published in 5 parts, from December, 1935 to April, 1936.
20th Jan '17 9:22:06 PM Eldritcho
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20th Jan '17 9:21:29 PM Eldritcho
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An ancient wizard named Xaltotun is brought BackFromTheDead by a group of Nemedian conspirators using the Heart of Ahriman. Xaltotun seeks to conquer the world, but first he sets his eyes on Aquilonia, and it's king, Conan. Using his dark magic, he defeats Conan and locks him away, setting his forces to reap the spoils of Conan's fallen kingdom.

A slave girl named Zenobia, who has fallen in love with Conan, helps him to escape and steal the Heart of Ahriman. Unfortunately, Conan loses the Heart, and must travel from one end of Hyboria to the other in order to get it back, having many adventures along the way. All the while he is pursued by Xaltotun's evil minions, who seek to reclaim the Heart.

After reclaiming the Heart, Conan rallies his forces, including an order of good magic users called the Cult of Asura, and sets out to reclaim his kingdom and save the world from Xaltotun.
20th Jan '17 9:08:55 PM Eldritcho
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''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hour_of_the_Dragon The Hour of the Dragon]]'' is the only Literature/ConanTheBarbarian novel by Creator/RobertEHoward. Published in 5 parts, from December, 1935 to April, 1936. The story received a loose adaptation with the 1997's ''[[Literature/{{Kull}} Kull The Conqueror]]'' movie.

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''[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Hour_of_the_Dragon The Hour of the Dragon]]'' is the only Literature/ConanTheBarbarian novel by Creator/RobertEHoward. Published in 5 parts, from December, 1935 to April, 1936.

Creator/MarvelComics attempted an adaptation in their ''Conan the Barbarian'' comic book, but it was never completed. They had more success in their ''Savage Sword of Conan'' magazine. Creator/DarkhorseComics would make their own comic adaptation years later.

The story received a loose adaptation with the 1997's ''[[Literature/{{Kull}} Kull The Conqueror]]'' movie.
20th Jan '17 9:05:51 PM Eldritcho
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28th Dec '16 11:12:50 PM TomTheEducator
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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: The Khitan assassins [[spoiler: Valerius]] sics on Conan track him across several kingdoms and an ocean without much trouble. For some of it, they appear to be doing it just by ''smell''.

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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: The Khitan assassins [[spoiler: Valerius]] sics on Conan track pursue him across several kingdoms and an ocean without much trouble. For some of it, they They appear to be doing much of it just by ''smell''.
28th Dec '16 8:17:48 PM TomTheEducator
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*ScarilyCompetentTracker: The Khitan assassins [[spoiler: Valerius]] sics on Conan track him across several kingdoms and an ocean without much trouble. For some of it, they appear to be doing it just by ''smell''.
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