of Conan - Fictional Story Series
by Michael Lafferty
GameZone.com 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
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.
In the Underbelly of the Beast
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.
The Embrace of Shadows -
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
In the Shadow of the Volcano
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.
Deliverance from the Sea
The skies roil black in anger
In service to a king
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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