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"Know, O prince, that between the years when the
oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and in the years of
the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining
kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars -
Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women
and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that
bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded
tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the
proudest kingdom was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming
west. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed,
sword in hand, a thief, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic
mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet"
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Conan the Barbarian, the hero created by Robert E. Howard, has no equal in the realms of the Sword and
Sorcery genre. I have created here stats for Conan according
to Third Edition D&D. I take him through the stories by Howard,
L. Sprague De Camp, and Lin Carter and take him from 1st level through to
20th level. At the bottom of each page, just click the continue
word to go to the next level for Conan. I use the copyrighted
text of "Conan the Indestructible" and "A probable outline of Conan's
Career" in the text and such usage is not to be taken as a challenge of
those copyrights and is used merely for entertainment value.
Why am I including the De Camp and Carter
pastiches? For Howard fans, De Camp is a problematic figure.
On the one hand, De Camp showed appallingly bad judgment and staggering
arrogance in rewriting many of the stories, often for the most ludicrous
of reasons. On the other hand, most people first come to know Conan
through the Ace/Lancer paperbacks. The stories therein are familiar
to the beginning Conan fan. Besides, I kind of like the
pastiches. I definitely prefer the pure Howard stories, and would
rather De Camp not have edited Howard's work with such a heavy hand (the
complete rewrite of The Black Stranger really annoys me) but
I don't mind the outright pastiches. As a result, I will possibly do
characters from the pastiches, but not from sources such as "Hawks
over Shem", "The Road of the Eagles", "The Treasure
of Tranicos," "The Bloodstained God," and "The Flame Knife", which do not
really belong in the Conan saga. Please see the Howard Purist
note that these stats represented Conan as portrayed in the stories by
Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague De Camp, Lin Carter, and Bjorn Nyberg.
the Marvel Comics series would be slightly different. He would
have a Weapon
Focus and a Weapon Specialization in the longsword, and would probably have a few
more levels of Barbarian and a few less levels of rogue. The
Conan of the stories listed below was apt to use a scimitar, short sword,
or axe as often as the longsword, so I opted against the
specializations. I had considered giving Conan a level or two in
Ranger (esp. for the stories "Beyond the Black River", "Moon of Blood",
and "The Black Stranger"), but decided against it primarily because,
although he is plainly an excellent tracker and woodsman in those stories,
he really didn't have the other abilities of a D&D Ranger.
Please keep in mind, that this is only an interpretation of Conan, and it is
my interpretation at that. The only real Conan
is the Conan found in the stories by Robert E. Howard. The transformation
of any literary creation into another medium is going to, of course,
require a bit of creative license. Conan of the comics, Conan of the
movies, Conan of the TV series, and the Conan presented here are, by
necessity, somewhat different than the Conan found in the Howard
stories. I have tried to maintain the "feel" for Howard's Conan
wherever possible. To this end, I have included as many
Weird Tales illustrations as I can.
Another interpretation can be found at The
Hyborian Age d20 Campaign Site.
For those that prefer the Conan of the silver screen, I have created stats
for Conan of the Movies, as portrayed by Arnold Schwartzenegger, and Valeria of the Movies, as portrayed by Sandahl Bergman. Sabutai and Thulsa
Doom are on their way.
For those looking for the
newest stuff, check out
page that details updates and changes to
the Conan site. I would like to offer a special
thanks to Mr. Black who was kind enough to scan and send
me copies of TSR's Conan products. I sincerely appreciated that, and
enjoyed reading them. After receiving a nomination for an 'The EN
World d20 System Awards 2001'(by EN World) for Best D20 Fan Site, I decided
to add an awards page. I would also like to
suggest visiting The Hyborian Age d20
Campaign Site. A fantastic site (a lot cleaner than this
cluttered up thing). It's nice not to be alone out here expressing my
love of REH's Hyborian Age. I have recently added a Map
of Conan's World...
Now, let's go see
Conan! (Green Titles = Stories authored by
Robert E. Howard. Orange Titles =
Pastiches based on incomplete Howard fragments or
outlines. White Titles = full fledged
Conan the Barbarian
(Level 1) - The Battle of
Venarium (an unwritten tale, but referred to by Howard as
Thief (Level 2) - "The Tower of the
Conan the Thief
(Level 3) - "The Hall of the
Dead" and "God in the
Conan the Thief
(Level 4) - "Rogues in the
Conan the Soldier
of Turan (Level 5) - "The Hand of
Conan the Soldier
of Turan (Level 6) - "The People of the
Conan the Soldier
of Turan (Level 7) - "City of Skulls"
Captain Conan of
Turan (Level 8) - "The Curse of the Monolith"
Conan of Cimmeria
(Level 9) - "The Frost Giant's
Daughter" and "The Lair of the Ice
Conan of the
Black Coast [Amra the Lion] (Level 10) - "Queen of the Black Coast"
Conan of the
Black Kingdoms (Level 11) - "Vale of Lost
Women", "The Castle of Terror", "The
Snout in the Dark"
Mercenary (Level 12) - "Black
Colossus", and "Shadows in the Dark"
Conan of the Red
Brotherhood (Level 13) - "Shadows in the
Moonlight", "A Witch Shall be
Conan the Zuagir
(Level 14) - "Black Tears", "Shadows in Zamboula", "Star of Khorala",
"The Devil in Iron"
Barbarian Warchief (Level 15) - "People of the Black
Adventurer (Level 16) - "The Slithering
Shadow", "Drums of Tumbalku", "The Gem in the Tower", "The
Pool of the Black One"
Buccaneer (Level 17) - Conan the
Conan the Warrior
(Level 18) - "Red Nails", "Jewels
of Gwaluhr", "The Ivory Goddess"
Liberator (Level 19) - "Beyond the Black
River", "Moon of Blood", "The
Conan the King
(Level 20) - "The Phoenix on the Sword", "The
Conan the Conqueror (Level 21) - "The Hour of the Dragon" (Conan
Conan the Avenger (Level 22) - "The Return of Conan" (Conan
Conan of Aquilonia (Level 23) - "The
Witch of the Mists", "The Black Sphinx of Nebthu"
Conan of Aquilonia (Level 24) - "Red Moon
of Zembabwei", "Shadows in the Skull"
Conan of the Isles (Level 25) - "Conan of
the Isles" [Alternate Version by Tom
characters, and related elements are copyrighted by Conan Properties,
has sent me an epic level Conan that is hard
to beat: 20th Barbarian/ 10th Fighter/ 10th Legendary Dreadnaught.
From the story "The People of the
Black Circle" I have adapted the following to 3E D&D.
This is my favorite REH Conan story. It was also the first one I
read. For those of you who are new to Robert E. Howard, I suggest
starting with this one. I am especially fond of Yasmina as a
Yasmina, the Devi of
Vendhya - now with artwork from the original Weird Tales
The Master of
The Lords of the
The Black Seers of
Mount Yimsha - a prestige class with two new
Girdle - although it failed Khemsa in the end, it helped
From the story "Queen of the Black
Coast", I have adapted the following to 3E
D&D. This features Conan's first true love. This story
features a lost ruin, winged apes, pirates, and supernatural events.
The story also contains Conan's basic philosophy of life, death, and the
BÍlit, Queen of the
One - the Horror from the
N'Gora - a subchief under
|From the Story "Black
Colossus" I have adapted the following to 3E
D&D. This is one of my favorite Conan stories, where Conan is
given the reigns to a kingdom because of an oracle's words to a
princess. It features an undead wizard and fiendish
Yasmela - Sister to the King of Khoraja, she rules as a
Regent Queen during his captivity.
Natohk the Veiled
One - Strange prophet from the desert
(description contains spoilers)
Camel - Darksome steed for Natohk.
|From the Story "The Slithering
Shadow" we (T.Patrick Rooney and myself) have
collaborated and adapted the following to 3E D&D. I like the
title to this one. Sure, he had 'shadow' in a heck of a lot of his
titles, but only this one slithered... I don't
know. I like it. The original title to the story was "Xuthal
of the Dusk". I like that also, but I kind of like "The Slithering
|Thog the Ancient,
god of Xuthal (the slithering shadow) - a new
Brythunia - Conan's slave girl
Stygian - an inhabitant of Xuthal with a
penchant for whipping naked girls
|From the Story "The Scarlet
Citadel" T. Patrick Rooney and I have adapted
the following to 3E D&D. This is the second published Conan
story. Similar in some respects to "The Hour of the Dragon", the
first part reads like a nightmare version of a C.L. Moore story as Conan
wanders through the aforementioned dungeon observing all manner of
horrors. The second part is one prolonged battle scene, endlessly
describing whose host smote who. It does boast of one of Howard's
only wizards who wasn't some sort of fiend (Pelius). I love the
ending to this story.
|Tsotha-lanti - Kothian Half Fiend
Wizard (Another version can be found at the Hyborian
Age d20 site)
Pelius - a rival Kothian
|From the Story "The Hour of the
Dragon" I have adapted the following to 3E
D&D. This is the only novel length Conan story Robert E. Howard
wrote (indeed, the only novel he wrote period); all the other Conan
stories by him were short stories or novelettes. This is easily my
second favorite of all of Howard's Conan stories.
Xaltotun - an Acheronian
Zenobia - the girl who freed
Zelata - the witch of
a Vampire of Stygia
|Orastes - a former priest of
Albiona - a countess loyal to
Valerius - the man who would be
Tarascas - King of Nemedia
Thothmekri - a mummy of Stygia
|Amalric - Baron of Tor
Hadrathus - a priest of Asura
Thutothmes - A rival of Thoth
|From the Story "Shadows in
Zamboula" I have adapted the following to 3E
D&D. This is one of the sexier Conan tales, most notable for the
scene in which Zabibi (naked, of course) must literally dance for her life
between the darting heads of four cobras.
|Zabibi - a Zamboulan
dancer, and much, much more (warning - spoilers for those who have not
read the story).
Baal-Pteor - Mesmerist
Strangler of Yota-Pong
Totrasmek - High Priest of
Hanuman, feared by all of Zamboula, even by the priests of
|From the Story "The Devil in
Iron" I have adapted the following to 3E
D&D. This story features a fiendish iron golem, essentially - a
devil clad in an iron body. It also features one of the few magic
weapons to enter into the official Conan canon.
|The Devil in
Iron - Khosatral Khel, a demon from the abyss who
ruled as a god in ancient Xapur
Octavia - Jehungir's slave,
a captured noblewoman, who becomes Conan's woman.
Agha - Ruler of Khawarizm and Keeper of the Coastal
Border of Turan.
The Magic Knife of
the Yuetshi priest - an ancient weapon forged of a
|From the Story "Red
Nails," the last Conan story Robert E. Howard wrote
(although not the last one by him published), I have adapted the
following to 3E D&D. This story features a lost city, nudity,
scenes of bondage and whipping, more carnage than you can shake a stick
at, and a carnivorous stegosaurus. It also features a
wand of lightning, perhaps one of the first appearances of such a thing in
all of literature.
|Valeria - Valeria of the Red
Brotherhood, an incredible sword woman who accompanies
Tolkamec - A man thought to
be a ghost who wields a powerful magical wand.
- An ancient woman with the terrible secret to
Olmec - The king of the
|From the Story "Beyond the Black
River," in which Conan fights the picts in a
fruitless attempt to save the frontier of Conajohara from
invasion. This story features a frontier-style
adventure, black magic, a loyal dog, and many
decapitations. A story that takes Conan away from his
stereotypical "Arabian Nights" fantasy settings to a
setting replete with log cabins, settlers, Indians... Uh, I
mean, picts, Sabertoothed Tigers, Giant poisonous constrictor
snakes, and one of the best quotes ever about barbarians.
|Balthus - A Tauran man
looking for adventure on the Aquilonian frontier.
Sag - A half fiend/half human pict with a knack for
summoning and talking to animals.
The Swamp Devil - A half fiend- half fire elemental, the half
brother of Zogar Sag.
|From the story "A Witch Shall Be
Born" (December 1934) I have converted the following
characters. This story features the famous crucifixion scene (later
reworked into the "Conan the Barbarian" movie, although that scene is not
a tenth as impressive as the one Howard wrote for this
Taramis - Queen of
Witch - Twin sister of
Taramis, an Askhaurani princess
Constantius - an ignoble fighter,
a confederate of the degenerate Salome
Thaug - Salome's demon temple
Vladislav - Zaporaskan kozak
turned Zuagir chief.
Valerius - A young Khaurastani
|From the story "Rogues in the House" (January 1934) I have converted the following
characters. This story features a fight between a red-caped
ape-man and Conan (which would later be stolen for use by the
movie "Conan the Destroyer" - although this version
lacks the mirrors. Conan had to kill the ape-man the old fashioned
way - a knife in the heart.
Nabonidus - The Red Priest
Murilo - The fop who wanted
to kill the Red Priest and hired Conan to do the job.
Thak - The rebellious ape-man of Nabonidus.
the story "Shadows in the Moonlight" (April 1934), I have converted the following monsters.
This story, originally titled "Iron Shadows on the Moon" features a
slave girl, a giant ape, and strange demons on an island. At the end of
this story, Conan joins the Red Brotherhood of the Vilayet.
A princess sold into slavery by her father.
Shah Amurath -
Shah of the purple gardens of Akif, Olivia's most recent owner, conqueror of
Sergius of Khrosha
- Pirate chief of the Red Brotherhood
The Gray Man Ape
- Yet another ape Conan has to fight in Howard's stories
The Statues That Had Been Men
- Cursed by a god to only live by moonlight
|From the story "The Black
Stranger" I have converted the following
characters. This story was severely rewritten by L. Sprague De Camp
as "The Treasure of Tranicos". These versions of characters are
Howard's story as he wrote and intended it. Note: Thoth Amon
does not appear in Howard's story. He was added by De
Stranger - A Fiend from the
Outer Gulfs on a mission of revenge
Belesa - The niece of Count
Tina - Belesa's
Korzetta - A renegade Zingaran
Strom the Barachan
- A Barachan Pirate
(Note: He was renamed Strombanni in De
Zarono - A Zingaran
Galbro The Seneschal
- Cohort of Valenso
|From the story "The Frost Giant's Daughter" I have converted the following characters.
This story was originally turned down by the editor of "Weird
Tales". Howard rewrote the story as "Gods of the North"
and sold it to another magazine. The original Conan version
was revised by L. Sprague de Camp and published in the magazine
"Fantasy Fiction" and the Gnome Press hardcover "The
Coming of Conan", both in 1953. Frank Frazetta used the
story as the basis for a painting that was used for the cover
of "Conan of Cimmeria".
|Atali - The Daughter of Ymir,
the Frost Giant God.
|From the story "The
God in the Bowl" I have converted the following characters.
This story was submitted by
Howard to Weird Tales magazine just after he
submitted "The Frost Giant's Daughter," but the
magazine rejected this tale. The story was one of the three
manuscripts de Camp found buried in a carton (along with
"The Frost Giant's Daughter" and "The Black
Stranger") in 1951. Although this tale was found to be a
complete story, de Camp still took it upon himself to
drastically edit and alter the story. It is available
now in its unedited form in volume 1 of the "Conan
Chronicles: People of the Black Circle". "The
God in the Bowl" was first published in Space
Science Fiction magazine in September 1952. The story
was subsequently published in hardback edition The Coming
of Conan (Gnome Press, 1953), the Lancer/Ace paperback
editions, Conan (1968), and The Tower of the
Elephant (Donald M. Grant, 1975).
Chief of the Inquisitorial Council of the city of Numalia
God in the Bowl- The
thing with a cursed long neck.
From the old TSR AD&D module "Red Sonja Unconquered", published
around 1986, I have converted the following monsters. 3E stats for Red
Sonja can be found in my Red Sonja pages.
a jelly like blob monster that suffocates its victims as it draws out their
an amorphous outsider who drains its victims of their energy.
the old TSR D&D Conan Module "Conan Unchained!", published around 1984 by
David Cook. The Turanian army is marching against one of its own small
cities to the west. For reasons unknown, the governor of that city has
rebelled against the Khan of Turan. This is not a Robert E. Howard story, but the creatures
are still very cool. The
Hyborian Age D20 Site has a conversion
of this module.
Manotor - Half Bull,
Half Man, all terror.
Summoning - A
From the old TSR D&D Conan Module
"Against the Darkness", published around
1984 by Ken Rolsten. Thoth-Amon, the greatest living sorcerer of the
Hyborian Age, threatens the peace of Aquilonia. His tragic mistake is that
he threatens Conan also, for Conan is now King of this mighty land.
This is not a Robert E. Howard story, but the creatures are still very
cool. The Hyborian Age D20 Site
has a conversion
of this module.
Winged Gaunt - This conversion by Vincent
The Crawler in the
Dark - This conversion is by T. Patrick Rooney.
From the story
"Conan the Avenger" T.
Patrick Rooney and I have collaborated and adapted the following to 3E
D&D. Yes, I know. This is not Howard. But it is a
pretty nifty story and the magic item is also a neat addition to the Conan
milieu. It was first published in 1968.
The Ring of
Rakhamon - the magical ring of a long dead Stygian
The Hyborian Age of Conan
these files are incomplete at this time, but you are welcome to visit and
watch the progress
The Gods of the Hyborian
The Kingdoms of the Hyborian
February 5, 2002]
Character Classes of the Hyborian
Updated August 20th,
Magic in the Hyborian
Conan RPG site is available! Created by Red
the Mongoose boards, it is called Scarlet
Blades! He has done some
incredible work, especially on the NPC's.
Mongoose Publishing has released its new Conan
game, and it is by far the best RPG I have played in a long time. I
cannot say enough about it, largely because I am too busy playing it!
They have also released details on The
Scrolls of Skelos and The
Road of Kings (one I am particularly excited about)!
Mongoose Publishing has released details (including the cover)
of its new Conan
RPG! I am so excited about this game!
A new Conan D20 site is
available! It's goal is to allow interested gamers and readers of REH to
collaborate in the development of a richly detailed D&D/d20 campaign world
based on the Hyborian Age of Conan the Barbarian.
King Conan: Crown of
like the movie plans have been cancelled by Conan Enterprises, which now
wants to make Conan a simpler, kinder, PG-13 character! The shame!
King Conan: Crown of Iron: Looks like hopes of seeing this third
"Conan" on adventure have been dashed. IGN FilmForce reports
that John Milius, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Larry and Andy Wachowski and
Warner Brothers have all been given the shaft from working on the project
in pretty much any capacity. Seems that Conan Properties Inc., the company
that owns the Conan character, has decided not to allow Warners or the
Wachowski's to renew their option on the film rights - an option that's
apparently about to expire. The company is allegedly upset with how long
the project was taking to develop, whilst the Wachowski's ongoing
commitment to finishing "The Matrix" sequels meant it wouldn't
have advanced any faster. However the project isn't entirely dead, CP Inc.
wants to develop "a kinder, gentler Conan" which'll use
"The Scorpion King" as a template (ie. they want a PG-13 family
safe adventure). For now though, everything we know or have learned about
the third Conan has been rendered void by this decision.
Conan the Destroyer
will be released in Europe on
DVD in a new uncut version. Currently there are no plans to
release this version in the Americas. Here is a sample of the cover
art for the new release. See http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/sarahdouglasp2/conandvd.html
for a petition to have this version released in the Americas.
Sources close to original
the Barbarian director John Milius have informed IGN FilmForce
that Milius has begun work on the screenplay for the third film in the
Titled King Conan: Crown of Iron, the title certainly has a
Robert E. Howard ring to it. As you may remember, IGN FilmForce first
brought you news of the project last summer when the Wachowski Brothers
made it clear they were very interested in reviving the series with
While the idea of bringing back one of the most successful
fantasy films of all time seems like a no brainer, questions still
surround Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvement. While Milius has made clear
that he prefers Arnold return to one of his best known roles,
Schwarzenegger himself has remained somewhat aloof on the subject, going
so far as telling the press during interviews for The 6th Day that he
didn't think he would be able to fit the project into his schedule. Rumors
have also surrounded the possibility of actor Ralph Moeller (recently seen
in Ridley Scott's Gladiator) taking over the role.
Moeller played Conan in a wretched, short-lived television version of the
If you have any requests for Howard
conversions, please email me.
(Note: At this time I am not planning on converting
characters from the Tor Conan series by Robert Jordan, Leonard Carpenter,
and others. Those stories, while I found them entertaining as a teenager,
are not nearly as good as the Howard originals. I just don't have much
interest in re-reading them at this time to do a conversion justice. I
get endless requests especially for Karela and Lady Synelle. If anyone
would be interested in doing a conversion of these characters, I would
be happy to put them on here. I tried to re-read those Tor books recently,
and found them to be so inferior to Howard that I had to stop. I may try
again after I finish with Howard's characters. I am currently working
on Kull and Solomon Kane conversions)
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