Age of Conan - Fictional Story Series
by Michael Lafferty presents a series of original fictional stories by Michael Lafferty stemming from the massively multiplayer online world of Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures. The following stories were written with the permission and cooperation of Funcom, the developer of the game. This tale continues series of stories that deal with the world, the characters and the lore involved in Hyboria. Some of these stories may contain spoilers for quests, so by Crom, be forewarned!

Tales of Conan - Cold Steel Tales of Conan - Cold Steel - 6/24/08

We gazed upon him, with the fury of the battle wrapping around him like a second layer of armor, and saw not a man with a sword, but rather hell walking. – from the journal of a Nemedian lieutenant.

Tales of Conan: In Service to a King In the Underbelly of the Beast - 6/17/08

The atmosphere of the tavern spun in a dark embrace, but even so the half-hooded gray-green eyes of the raven-haired woman tracked all movements. A jug of wine sat on the table before her, but that was merely for show. The half-full cup in front of her had not touched her lips, and – if anyone had cared to notice – the appearance of wine consumed would have been dispelled by the fresh stain on nearby floorboards.

Tales of Conan - The Embrace of Shadows The Embrace of Shadows - 6/10/08

Ainya perched on the edge of a roof, drawing lungfuls of fresh sea air deep into her body. She had to get above the slime, filth, and corruption of Tortage City. It had been an evil night. A night of murder most foul, a night for an assassin, ...

Tales of Conan: In the Shadow of the Volcano In the Shadow of the Volcano - 6/03/08

The slavemaster stood in the shadow of the volcano, the angry tongue of lava occasionally throwing up enough light to briefly illuminate his perch and cast it in malevolent tones of orange and golden red. .....

Tales of Conan: Deliverance from the Sea Deliverance from the Sea - 5/27/08

The skies roil black in anger
While chaos churns the seas
Hull and deck scream in protest
Drowning out the slavers’ pleas

Tales of Conan: In Service to a King In service to a king - 5/19/08

Arias’ face was lit with the flickering oranges, yellows and reds of the campfire, but rather than contentedly embracing its warmth, his brow was furrowed in a scowl. His right hand absently rubbed at the soreness of his left shoulder, but that was a pain that was not going away. .....

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