Taurus the Nemedian
Yogah of Yag (Yag Kosha)
Yara the High Priest
Another Version of Taurus from Hyborian D20 Campaign Site
Another Version of Yara from the Hyborian Age D20 Campaign Site
"Taurus, called a prince of thieves, was tall as the Cimmerian, and heavier; he was big-bellied and fat, but his every movement betokened a subtle dynamic magnetism, which was reflected in the keen eyes that glinted vitally, even in the starlight. He was barefooted and carried a coil of what looked like a thin, strong rope, knotted at regular intervals."~Robert E. Howard, "The Tower of the Elephant"
Taurus of Nemedia is a well established thief in the Hyborian lands. He plots and plans his escapades for months, and does not act on impulse. He equips himself with the best materials, usually stolen. Against the lions of Yara's tower, he used powder made from the blossoms of the black lotus. His rope is woven from the tresses of dead women, which he took from their tombs at night, and steeped in the deadly wine of the upas tree, to give it strength.
To the left is the original cover art that accompanied Bob Howard's "The Tower of the Elephant" in the March 1933 Weird Tales. This is one of the most popular of the Conan stories. It is the third Conan story Howard wrote (following Phoenix on the Sword and The Scarlet Citadel).
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