Conan; The Lords of the Falcon [Aman G'Hak; Quizaal; Pongru] (first appearance; villains; death); King Gwal of Tranicos; Zol; Brotherhood of the Falcon
Conan is employed as a bodyguard by the senile King Gwal of Tranicos. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood of the Falcon are striving to fulfill their goal of killing Conan and sends four lords to take advantage of the king's senility and recruit him to the brotherhood. Gwal lures Conan into a deadly trap, but Conan escapes and takes his gruesome revenge upon the Lords of the Falcon.
Conan; Aristus (first appearance; death); the Kind of Argos
Conan and his friend Aristus end up on opposite sides in a conflict for the realm of Argos. Aristus' side loses and he stands to lose his live along with all the other rebels. Conan asks the king to spare Artistus' life, but the king refuses. The king grants Aristus one last wish, to have Conan execute him instead of the sloppy hangman.