John Buscema (plot); J. M. DeMatteis (plot, script)
John Buscema (breakdowns); Bob McLeod (finished art)
sword and sorcery
Conan; Atreah (dies); Jonnwalli; Dukenrik; Lord Murilo; Lady Yvonna; Petroccia; Eilaynia [Princess of Mists] (dies); the Beasts; King Atrutha; Conclave of Wizards; Nexx (mentioned); Mayella the Dragon-Rider (dies); Greemoir
Eilaynia tells Conan story of ancient land of Nincenno and her war with Mayella. She seduces Conans. She compels Conan to lead a troop against Mayella. Conan kills Mayella. Atreah sacrifices himself to free Conan. Eilaynia dies.