Conan; Red Sonja; Kobe; Anneka; Shapur; Keiv; Mad Simeon; Simeon's parrot; Kaleb the Destroyer; Solaise; Sedrick the cat; Heku (mentioned); Emperor Strabonus; Dimitri (dies); Bahkt (leader of cut-throats); Devourer of Souls [Wrarrl]
Devourer of Souls is revived. Conan becomes increasingly agitated. Strabonus hires Red Sonja to remove or kill Conan. Kobe is captured by Bahkt and his men. Solaise interacts mystically with Sedrick the cat.