"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Devil_in_Iron The Devil in Iron]]" is a ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in August, 1934.

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!!Tropes included
* ActionPrologue: The fisherman breaking into the temple.
* TheBait: Octavia.
* BarbarianTribe: Conan is leading them.
* BlueBlood: Octavia.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Octavia is threatened with this to make her act as the bait.
* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: The fisherman rouses the evil by his curiosity.
* DamselInDistress: Octavia.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: The city that appears; what Octavia fled.
* FauxDeath: He finds people rousing from it.
* FemmeFatale: Octavia was ordered into it.
* HumanSacrifice: In the back story.
* IntroOnlyPointOfView: The fisherman dies and so exits the story.
* MadeASlave: Octavia's {{Backstory}}.
* MadeOfIron: The villain, literally, making him nearly invulnerable, to everything except the dagger.
* {{Necromancer}}: Who roused the city.
* RescueSex: Conan is surprised that Octavia rejects this and has to seduce her.
* SealedEvilInACan: The {{Necromancer}}
* TempleOfDoom: Where the trouble was unleashed.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: Whatever it was, it's so ghastly that it sends Conan fleeing in fear.
* ThunderboltIron: Enabled a slave revolt.
* WaitHere: Conan tries this on Octavia.
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