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* GroinAttack: What the black men did to the demigod is not clearly explained, but the lines used by Howard implies quite clearly that they castrated him.

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* GroinAttack: What the black men did to the demigod is not clearly explained, but the lines used by Howard implies imply quite clearly that they castrated him.



* YouAreTooLate: The god can't save his son, only punish his torturers

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* YouAreTooLate: The god can't save his son, only punish his torturerstorturers.


* BlackSpeech: The god's line, "yagkoolan yok tha, xuthalla!"



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The ancient builders of the city captured a young, ephebic demigod, retained him in what is implied to be sexual slavery, and finally killed him for the kicks. However, it turns out they BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, because the demigod summoned his father before dying and the latter turned them all into statues.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The ancient builders of the city captured a young, ephebic demigod, retained subjected him in to what is implied to be sexual slavery, mutilation, and finally killed him for the kicks. However, it turns out they BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, because the demigod summoned his father before dying and the latter turned them all into statues.



* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: The HalfHumanHybrid
* HalfHumanHybrid: The demigod

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* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: The HalfHumanHybrid
HalfHumanHybrid, who had golden curly hair and marble-like skin.
* GroinAttack: What the black men did to the demigod is not clearly explained, but the lines used by Howard implies quite clearly that they castrated him.
-->"The lithe naked form writhed beneath their cruel hands. Blood trickled down the ivory thighs to spatter on the polished floor. The screams of the victim echoed through the hall."
* HalfHumanHybrid: The demigoddemigod.



* {{Loincloth}}: As accustomed, this is Conan's sole attire.



* RapeAsDrama: Olivia, as a sex slave, obviously went through this repeatedly with Amurath, and he intends to drag her back to it. Also, it's possible that the demigod was raped by the black warriors. The descriptive language Howard uses toward him is similar to the way he describes beautiful women, and there are lines like this:
-->"The lithe naked form writhed beneath their cruel hands. Blood trickled down the ivory thighs to spatter on the polished floor."

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* RapeAsDrama: Olivia, as a sex slave, obviously went through this repeatedly with Amurath, and he intends to drag her back to it. Also, it's possible that the demigod was raped held as a sex slave by the black warriors. The warriors, as the descriptive language Howard uses toward him is similar to the way he describes beautiful women, and there are lines like this:
-->"The lithe naked form writhed beneath their cruel hands. Blood trickled down the ivory thighs to spatter on the polished floor."
women.



* SexSlave: Olivia was this before she escaped at the start of the story. The demigod was it as well.

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* SexSlave: Olivia was this before she escaped at the start of the story. The demigod was likely it as well.


* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The ancient builders of the city captured a young, ephebic demigod, retained him in what is implied to be sexual slavery, and finally killed him for the kicks. However, it turns out they BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu, because the demigod summoned his father before dying and the latter turned them all into statues.



* SexSlave: Olivia was this before she escaped at the start of the story.

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* SexSlave: Olivia was this before she escaped at the start of the story. The demigod was it as well.


* BadassInDistress: Conan
* TheBeautifulElite: the demigod and god
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Olivia
* CallOnMe: In Olivia's dream
* ColdBloodedTorture: In Olivia's dream

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* BadassInDistress: Conan
Conan is knocked out and tied up by the pirates after his attempt to invoke AsskickingEqualsAuthority goes awry.
* TheBeautifulElite: the The demigod and god
god.
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Olivia
Olivia is one to a thoroughly repellent man, who it's implied tortures her instead of or in addition to raping her. Conan saves her from her owner at the start of the story, but mostly because Conan had his own score to settle.
* CallOnMe: In Olivia's dream
dream, the demigod calls out to his godly father to save him from torture.
* ColdBloodedTorture: In Olivia's dreamdream. Also, apparently, to Olivia herself.



* CurseEscapeClause: Moonlight
* DamselInDistress: Olivia

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* CurseEscapeClause: Moonlight
Moonlight revives the titular Iron Shadows from whatever the god did to them.
* DamselInDistress: OliviaZigZagged with Olivia. While she definitely needs Conan to rescue her several times, she also rescues him when the pirates knock him out and tie him up. She's also the POV character for the story, and demonstrates some admirable [[TheDeterminator determinator]] qualities.



* DivineParentage: The demigod
* DramaticThunder: When the god arrives
* DreamingOfTimesGoneBy: Olivia does this

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* DivineParentage: The demigod
demigod.
* DramaticThunder: When the god arrives
arrives.
* DreamingOfTimesGoneBy: Olivia does thisOlivia, sleeping in the ruins, dreams of how the Iron Shadows came to be.



* DueToTheDead: the god retrieves his son's body
* EnemyCivilWar: the pirates
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Pirates have to honor their code
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: laughing at torture
* FauxAffablyEvil: Amurath is unfailingly smiling and well-spoken, even as he threatens someone with torture and rape.

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* DueToTheDead: the The god retrieves his son's body
body.
* EnemyCivilWar: The pirates have a very heated argument about the pirates
legitimacy of Conan's AsskickingEqualsAuthority claim.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Pirates have to honor their code
code.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: laughing EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Laughing at torture
torture. Both the men who became the Iron Shadows and Shah Amurath.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Amurath is unfailingly smiling and well-spoken, even as he threatens someone Olivia with torture and rape.



* FrazettaMan: an ape man menaces Olivia
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: the HalfHumanHybrid
* HalfHumanHybrid: the demigod

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* FrazettaMan: an An ape man menaces Olivia
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: the The HalfHumanHybrid
* HalfHumanHybrid: the The demigod



* LanguageOfMagic: Used by a PhysicalGod. Repeated by a parrot
* LivingShadow: One of the island's menaces

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* LanguageOfMagic: Used by a PhysicalGod. Repeated by a parrot
* LivingShadow: One of the island's menaces
parrot.



* {{Lunacy}}: It can restore the statues
* MadeASlave: Olivia's BackStory
* PhysicalGod: In the dream

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* {{Lunacy}}: It can restore the statues
statues.
* MadeASlave: Olivia's BackStory
BackStory.
* PhysicalGod: In the dreamdream.



* RandomEventsPlot: Three unrelated perils.

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* RandomEventsPlot: Three unrelated perils. (The Iron Shadows, the pirates, the ape-man.)

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Red Brotherhood operates this way, and Conan claims captaincy of the pirates after slaying their former captain. [[LoopholeAbuse Though there's immediately heated debate on if the rules apply to Conan.]]


* KlingonPromotion: Conan tries to invoke this, killing the pirate chief and claiming the right to lead the crew. It backfires when the pirates start arguing about his right to do this as an outsider, [[spoiler:up to the point where they knock out Conan and capture him to await their judgement.]]

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* KlingonPromotion: Conan tries to invoke this, killing the pirate chief and claiming the right to lead the crew. It backfires when the pirates start arguing about his right to do this as an outsider, [[spoiler:up to the point where they knock out Conan out and capture him to await their judgement.]]


* CowardlyLion: Olivia. From beginning to end, she's afraid for her life, but she was able to successfully rescue Conan when push came to shove.

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* CowardlyLion: Olivia. From beginning to end, she's afraid for her life, but she was able to successfully [[spoiler:successfully rescue Conan Conan]] when push came to shove.



* DamselInDistress: Olivia



* DistressedDamsel: Olivia


* FauxAffablyEvil: Amurath is unfailingly smiling and well-spoken, even as he threatens someone with torture and rape.



* KlingonPromotion: Conan kills the pirate chief and is entitled to lead them

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* KlingonPromotion: Conan kills tries to invoke this, killing the pirate chief and is entitled claiming the right to lead themthe crew. It backfires when the pirates start arguing about his right to do this as an outsider, [[spoiler:up to the point where they knock out Conan and capture him to await their judgement.]]


* DistressedDude: Conan

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* DistressedDude: ConanConan [[spoiler:is knocked out and captured by the pirates, and Olivia has to sneak into their camp at night to rescue him.]]



* SexSlave: Olivia

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* SexSlave: OliviaOlivia was this before she escaped at the start of the story.


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[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shadows_in_the_Moonlight "Iron Shadows in the Moon"]] (a.k.a. "Shadows in the Moonlight") is a ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in April, 1934.

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[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shadows_in_the_Moonlight "Iron Shadows in the Moon"]] (a.k.a. "Shadows in the Moonlight") is a ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in April, 1934.


* VillainsWantMercy: Amurath and his warriors slaughtered Conan's companions to a man, yet when Conan quickly breaks his shoulder when they fight one-on-one, he cries out for quarter. Conan doesn't oblige.

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* VillainsWantMercy: Amurath and his warriors slaughtered Conan's companions to a man, yet when Conan quickly breaks his shoulder when they fight one-on-one, he cries out for quarter. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Conan doesn't oblige.oblige]].

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* VillainsWantMercy: Amurath and his warriors slaughtered Conan's companions to a man, yet when Conan quickly breaks his shoulder when they fight one-on-one, he cries out for quarter. Conan doesn't oblige.


"[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shadows_in_the_Moonlight Iron Shadows in the Moon]]" (a.k.a. "Shadows in the Moonlight") is a ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in April, 1934.

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"[[http://en.[[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shadows_in_the_Moonlight Iron "Iron Shadows in the Moon]]" Moon"]] (a.k.a. "Shadows in the Moonlight") is a ConanTheBarbarian story by Creator/RobertEHoward. First published in April, 1934.

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