History Literature / ThePhoenixOnTheSword

21st Dec '15 1:11:15 PM Dravencour
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* TooDumbToLive: Dion, who made the deadly mistake of revealing that he had a "ring of good fortune" sold to him by a Shemitish thief who stole it from a sorcerer of Stygia -- to a former Stygian sorcerer clearly obsessed with finding a lost ring of power that was stolen from him. He really should have kept his mouth shut.
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* TooDumbToLive: Dion, who made the deadly mistake of not only revealing that he had a "ring of good fortune" sold to him by a Shemitish thief who stole it from a sorcerer of Stygia -- Stygia, to a former Stygian sorcerer clearly obsessed with finding a lost ring of power RingOfPower that was stolen from him. He really should have kept his mouth shut.him by a Shemitish thief, but actually ''showing him the goddamned ring'', which promptly gets him stabinated.
2nd Nov '15 1:58:03 PM AzureOwl
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The quote from the Nemedian Chronicles that opens the story mentions the ''"towers of spider-haunted mystery"'' of Zamora. This is a pretty accurate description of the main setting of Literature/TheTowerOfTheElephant.
20th Sep '15 2:14:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* DivorcedInstallment / DolledUpInstallment: This story was originally written as a Literature/{{Kull}} story titled "By This Axe I Rule". After ''WeirdTales'' rejected it, Howard rewrote it as a Conan story.
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* DivorcedInstallment / DolledUpInstallment: This story was originally written as a Literature/{{Kull}} story titled "By This Axe I Rule". After ''WeirdTales'' ''Magazine/WeirdTales'' rejected it, Howard rewrote it as a Conan story.
2nd Jul '15 4:14:02 PM jet556
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* AdaptationNameChange: More of the Re-write name change variation. Kull was changed to Conan, Brule was changed to Prospero, Tu was changed to Publius, Kanuub was changed to Dion, Ridondo to Rinaldo, Valusia to Aquilonia... There was many name changes when it came to rewriting a Kull story as a Conan story.
25th Jun '15 8:58:30 PM nombretomado
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* DivorcedInstallment / DolledUpInstallment: This story was originally written as a {{Kull}} story titled "By This Axe I Rule". After ''WeirdTales'' rejected it, Howard rewrote it as a Conan story.
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* DivorcedInstallment / DolledUpInstallment: This story was originally written as a {{Kull}} Literature/{{Kull}} story titled "By This Axe I Rule". After ''WeirdTales'' rejected it, Howard rewrote it as a Conan story.
22nd May '14 11:15:45 AM Specialist290
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: While Thoth-Amon was once a powerful sorcerer, at the beginning of the story he's simply Ascalante's slave -- until he finds the Serpent Ring of Set once again.

* TheUsurper: Dion seeks to take the throne because he had a bloodline connection to Numedides. Ascalante is backing the plot in hopes of deposing Dion in turn and seizing the Aquilonian throne for himself. Conan is seen as one himself by the time the story begins, as the people have forgotten Numedides's atrocities and now only remember him as the rightful king deposed by a barbarian mercenary.

* WideEyedIdealist: Rinaldo.
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* WideEyedIdealist: Rinaldo.Rinaldo the poet. He's part of the plot against Conan not for any personal ambition, but simply because he wants to strike a blow against tyranny.
22nd Oct '13 2:31:21 PM captainpat
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* DeadlyGaze: The demon of Set that Thoth-Amon calls upon Ascalante has the ability to stare into someone's eyes and blast their soul. While it works on Ascalante, it does not work on Conan.

* EvilEye: The demon of Set that Thoth-Amon calls upon Ascalante has the ability to stare into someone's eyes and blast their soul. While it works on Ascalante, it does not work on Conan.

* UnstoppableRage: Conan's reaction to the EvilEye.
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* UnstoppableRage: Conan's reaction to the EvilEye.DeadlyGaze.
6th Dec '12 11:39:13 PM TwoGunAngel
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* AnAxeToGrind: Conan's main weapon against his would-be assassins is a battleaxe, which he uses when his sword breaks on Gromel's helm.

2nd Nov '12 9:17:27 AM TwoGunAngel
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* LastSecondChance: For Rinaldo. * MadeASlave: Thoth-Amon.
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* LastSecondChance: For Rinaldo. Rinaldo. Sadly, he's too mad to take it, and Conan has to kill him. * MadeASlave: Thoth-Amon.Thoth-Amon, a result of him spilling his darkest secret to the leader of the bandits that attacked his caravan, Ascalante, to save his life.

* ThePhoenix: The image of one is put on Conan's sword to empower it.
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* ThePhoenix: The image of one is put on Conan's sword by Epemitreus to empower it.it against the demon summoned by Thoth-Amon.

* UnknownRival: As in all the other stories in which he appears Thoth-Amon endangers Conan only as collateral damage. * TooDumbToLive: Dion.
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* TooDumbToLive: Dion, who made the deadly mistake of revealing that he had a "ring of good fortune" sold to him by a Shemitish thief who stole it from a sorcerer of Stygia -- to a former Stygian sorcerer clearly obsessed with finding a lost ring of power that was stolen from him. He really should have kept his mouth shut. * UnknownRival: As in all the other stories in which he appears appears, Thoth-Amon endangers Conan only as collateral damage. * TooDumbToLive: Dion.damage.
9th Oct '12 4:57:18 AM Albertosaurus
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* DivorcedInstallment / DolledUpInstallment: This story was originally written as a {{Kull}} story titled "By This Axe I Rule". After ''WeirdTales'' rejected it, Howard rewrote it as a Conan story.
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