Conan; Queen Zenobia; Count Trocero; Prospero; Councilor Publius; Dexitheus; Hadrathus; Rufio; Prince Conn; Aquilonian Army [General Gaius Flavius (mentioned); Captain Leontes (dies); messenger (dies); Pallantides]; Kuaga; Hagan; King Aechides (dead, mentioned); Queen Leora; King Xantaus; Nemedian Army; Argossean Army; Ophirian Army; Winged Messenger; Black Crassus; King Tarascus II; Jugglers (die); Picts [Shooz Dinj]
Prince Conn is reunited with his parents in Tarantia. Conan assembles forces to fight Shooz Dinj and his united Pict tribes. Black Crassus, King Tarascus II, King Xantaus and Queen Leora prepare to take Tarantia.
Aquilonia; Belverus; Black River; Black River Fortress; Heart of Ahriman; Nemedia; Pictish Wilderness; Royal Palace; Tarantia; Westermarck