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(circa "The Jewels of Gwahlur")
9th level Rogue
Hit Dice: 9d6 (32 Hit Points)
Initiative: +5 (+1 dex, +4 improved initiative)
Speed: 30 ft
AC: 11 (+1 Dex)
Attacks: Masterwork Scimitar +8/+3 melee
Damage: Masterwork Scimitar 1d8
Face/Reach: 5 ft by 5 ft/5ft
Special Attacks: Sneak Attack +5d6
Speical Qualities: Uncanny Dodge (Dex bonus to AC, can't be flanked), Evasion
Saves: Fort +3, Ref +7, Will +9
Abilities: Str 10, Dex 12, Con 10, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 16
Skills: Move Silently +13, Spot +17, Diplomacy +15, Escape Artist +13, Innuendo +16, Read Lips +17, Disguise +15, Bluff +15, Forgery +17, Hide +13, Decipher Script +17, Appraise +17, Tumble +13, Gather Information +15
Feats: Improved Initiative, Dodge, Mobility, Iron Will, Weapon Focus (Scimitar)
Climate/Terrain: Keshan, Punt, Stygia
Challenge Rating: 9
Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Advancement: by Character class
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|"Thutmekri was a
Stygian, and adventurer and a rogue whose wits had recommended him to the
twin kings of [Keshan]. He and the Cimmerian knew each other of old,
and without love."
~Robert E. Howard, "Jewels of Gwahlur"
Thutmekri, a tall Stygian, came to Keshan to gain the Teeth of Gwahlur. He promised the king of Keshan to invade Punt with a host of black spearmen, Shemitish archers, and mercenary swordsmen, aiding the king of Keshan to annex the hostile kingdom. Thutmekri is regarded as having uncommon wits and skills in intrigue. His latest partner in crime is Zargheba the Shemite.
Although he is mentioned, Thutmekri actually does not make an appearence in "Jewels of Gwahlur". He does appear in L. Sprague de Camp's pastiche "The Ivory Goddess". Conan apparently kills him in that story, but since it is non-Canonical, the game master may wish to ignore that death - or provide him with a recovery...
Thutmekri fights with a glittering scimitar.
|Robert E. Howard's story, "The Jewels of Gwahlur,"
was first published in Weird Tales in March of 1935.
The story can also be found in the Ace/Lancer paperback "Conan the
Warrior"; and the Burkley/Putnam edition, "The People of the Black Circle"
and in Millenium's "Conan Chronicles 2: The Hour of the
This is considered a minor Conan adventure. Even Weird Tales assigned the story a secondary position in the issue wherein it appeared. The story lacks the precision of the later Conan stories, and some have wondered if it was written a lot earlier than it appeared, a story Weird Tales had held back for one reason or another.
In this story, Conan is again a thievish rogue and is after a cursed treasure. It is very formulaic - a fabulous treasure, a lost city with labyrinthine passages, lurking peril, and a scantily clad lovely who requires rescuing. However, the tale does move at a rapid pace. The story is entertaining, but is not Howard's fiery best.
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