Conan is a mercenary in the employ of King Maklos of Turbin-D'Qhat. The king sees Conan as a potential threat and makes a failed attempt at killing Conan and the other mercenaries. They flee and start a rebellion against the king. Meanwhile, Gabrelle Pok, the alchemist, plots to gain half of the kingdom. In his cellar, he has reanimated a super-strong monster made from body parts. He has also hired the dancer Trelinka to seduce Conan and drug him so that his men will think that he has gone insane and leave him.
Red Sonja (origin retold); Bayard (first appearance; dies); Vartok (first appearance; dies); Ivor (Sonja's father; in flashback; dies); Sonja's brothers (in flashback; die); Sonja's mother (in flashback; dies); Horvak (first appearance; dies); "The Nameless One" (dies); nameless goddess
When Sonja was a young girl, her entire family was killed by a band of mercenaries. Their nameless leader then raped her and left her to die. Sonja was given the power and will to survive and avenge her family by a goddess that appeared before her. Five years later, she finds the nameless leader, but by then he has been tortured by robbers and left in a catatonic state. Sonja leaves him at the mercy of the wolves and is finally able to go on with her life.