Conan; Red Sonja; Prospero; Publius; Trocero; Black Dragons [Captain Tarquin]; Lady Radegund; Taurus; Queen Zenobia; Lysander; Queen Ayelet; Sacred Minister of Mitra; Shemite soldiers; Baron Maloric (mentioned); Kushite Guardsmen (die); Necromancer (corpse)
Conan is informed that Queen Ayelet has been captured and he sends troops to investigate. Conan helps Red Sonja raid a Death Barge and rethinks his kingship. Red Sonja leaves him behind and Conan attends his daughter's birthday.
Aquilonia; Black Boar Inn; Death Barge; Eye of the Necromancer; horses; Royal Castle; Royal Woods; Tarantia; Temple of Mitra