"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Pool_of_the_Black_One The Pool of the Black One]]" is a ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in October, 1933.
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!!Tropes included
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: There's no real explanation for why the Black Ones do what they do to the crew unless it's ForTheEvulz.
* TheCavalry: The Crew consume fruit which puts them to sleep, Conan distracts the Black ones, while Sancha wakes them up. The Black one's and the crew fight it out, and despite being half awake/drunk, the crew triumphs with superior numbers.
* CowerPower: Thrown to the ground, Sancha cowers
* DamselInDistress: Sancha
* EldritchAbomination: the Black Ones
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Conan shakes Sancha until she agrees to help
* KlingonPromotion: Conan. No one would miss the old one anyway
* Magic Music: The Black ones use a magic flute to steal the souls of the crew.
* TheMenFirst: Conan takes care that everyone leaves before him
* MurderWater: The pool
* OurGiantsAreBigger: Black -- but ''not'' Negro
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