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: Conan: Ruins of Hyboria () by Vincent Darlage and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now. The Hyborian Age is the fictional period within the artificial mythology created by Robert E. Howard in which the sword and sorcery tales of Conan the Barbarian are set. .. The name comes from Great Zimbabwe, a ruined fortified town in Rhodesia, first built around the 11th century and used as the capital of the. It was finally overthrown by the Hyborian tribes of the west. (Conan and the Emerald Lotus); City of Brass: A ruined, ancient city that lies in the desert of eastern.

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India the Vindhya Range is riuns range of hills in central India. The land of Yamatai is described as “a cluster of islands east of Khitai”, ruled by the “Witch Queen of Yamatai” in the omonymous The Savage Sword of Conan story [9]herself possibly inspired by the historical shaman-queen Himiko. Conan and the Treasure of Python Ishdaris: So-called City of Purple Towers, ancient capital of the evil empire of Acheron, its extent was ten times that of Luxor, Old Stygia’s greatest city.

In Urins Age cartography, Argos takes on the shape of a “shoe” in its border boundaries as compared to Italy appearing as a “boot”.

Ruins of Hyboria by Vincent Darlage

White marble walls and huge brass gates protected Nithia, nine days travel from the nearest city. They discovered the region to be safe, but covered with snow and already inhabited by a race of vicious apes.

KalleRi added it Sep 24, Return to Book Page. Concealed in the mountains by the magic of illusion, the tomb was buried beneath the temple of an ancient demon-god. A place with which the ancient Egyptians traded, probably Somaliland. Mentioned in Robert E. Shannon Lewis rated it liked it Mar 10, They included a nameless farming nation related to the people of the Shem and a warlike Pictish tribe who had previously conquered them.


The survivors of the defeated clans merged with their conquerors, passing on their racial traits to new generations of Hyborians. The name itself is a mixture of the historical names of Gulistan and Afghanistan.

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He helped save the kingdoms before returning to his quest in conann Nemedia. He attempted to recruit a significant military force to campaign against them, but most Hyborians were not convinced by his tales; only a small group of foolhardy youths followed his campaign.

The center of the wasteland was rumored to be the site of an ancient city that was razed during the Age of Acheron. These nomads lived in tents made out of the hides of horsesbut soon abandoned them in favor of their crude but durable stone houses.

It is claimed by both hybboria garrisoned by neither. A colony of Acheronian refugees built New Python atop these ruins. Note that the name “Pict” comes from the Latin language term for “painted one”, which could be applicable to a number of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From the ancient Hittites the name Koth may come from the fact that the Hittites are called in the Bible the children of Hethand the Egyptians called their land Uyboria ; The Kothian capital of Khorshemish corresponds to Carchemishcapital of a Neo-Hittite kingdom.

MesopotamiaSyriaPalestine hybora, and Arabia. The Nilewhich he renamed the River Styxtakes a westward turn at right angles just beyond the Nile Deltaplowing through the mountains so as to be hgboria to reach the Straits of Gibraltar. The Hyborians expanded outside their familiar territories, beginning a new age of wanderings and conquests. The name comes from Nemedleader of colonists from Scythia to Ireland in Irish mythology ; perhaps the name is also meant to allude to Nemeahome to the Nemean Lion of Greek mythology.


The name means “rent” or “ragged”, i.

Following the example of their Hyperborean cousins, other Hyborians started to settle down and create their own kingdoms. The Pyreneeswhich are just south of the Aquitaine region of France. There are also the ruins of a cojan on the eastside of the lake.

Other books in the series. When the Acheronian warlord Dhurkhan Blackblade razed the city and claimed the statue, the priest-kings magic buried it in the ruins of the city, in a sandstorm lasting twenty-three days. Khitai is ruled by a God-Emperor whose decisions are greatly influenced by the Scarlet Circlea clan of some of the most powerful mage lords in all of Hyboria.

Nemedia is the rival of Aquilonia which corresponds to the Carolingiansand depended on Aesir mercenaries for their defence as the Byzantine Empire hired Vikings as the Varangian Guard.

The ruins appear as hills surrounding the town. The Hyborian Age is the fictional period within the artificial mythology created by Robert E.

Ruins of Hyboria

Hocking Robert Jordan Sean A. The city flourished years before Conan’s time, contemporaneous with Acheron and Old Stygia. Conan the Bold Edom: