Amurath, Conqueror of the Kozaki
(circa Shadows in the Moonlight [Iron Shadows on the Moon])
Medium Human Male
16th level Aristocrat
Hit Dice: 16d8+32 (108 hit points)
Initiative: +1 (Dex)
Speed: 30 ft.
Armor Class: 16 (+1 Dex, +5 masterwork chainmail)
Attacks: Saber +15/+10/+5 Melee
Damage: Saber 1D6+3
Face/Reach: 5 ft x 5 ft/ 5ft
Saves: Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +9
Attributes: Str 16, Dex 12, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 9, Cha 15
Skills: Bluff +21, Diplomacy +21, Ride +20, Gather Information +11, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (Strategy) +21, Ride +11, Sense Motive +8, Wilderness Lore +9
Feats: Endurance, Mounted Combat, Trample, Ride-by Attack, Spirited Charge, Leadership, Power Attack
Climate/Terrain: Turanian Steppes
Challenge Rating: 15
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Advancement: by character class
Shah of Akif, and he hunted down the kozaki and defeated them, leaving
only Conan alive. He was a cruel man, and tortured those kozaki
whom he captured. He is a vain man, driven by his possessions and his need
for them. He has quite a mind for strategy, and is a renowned
warrior-general, but, of course, was no match for Conan. Amurath's slave,
Olivia, ran away from Amurath's cruel degradations, and Amurath followed her,
abandoning the reveling festival given in his honor for the defeat of the kozaki,
and then met Conan. Conan butchered him.
Shah Amurath fights primarily with the saber, trusting to his armor for defense.
"Shadows in the Moonlight" by Robert E. Howard first appeared in the April 1934 issue of Weird Tales. It can be found also in the Lancer/Ace collection "Conan the Freebooter" and in Donald M. Grant's "Black Colossus." It is currently available in the British "Conan Chronicles Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle".
To the left is the cover of The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #4 from my collection, which features the Marvel Comics adaptation of this story (restoring Howard's original title, Iron Shadows in the Moon, in the process.
To the right is the cover of Weird Tales April 1934, which contains the first appearance of the story. Below that is the illustration that accompanied the tale.
The picture of Shah Amurath above comes from the Savage Sword of Conan version of the story.
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