Conan and his allies fight to protect a mysterious young woman they rescue in a river while evading an army poised to attack the legendary village of Ahl Sohn-Bar. Little do they know the village holds it share of dark secrets.
Conan continues his travels with his companions a dwarf and a mute warrior. While on the road, they make a stop at a gypsy camp for food and drink and entertainment. There, they meet another warrior named Bayu, disgruntled by the fact that Conan often brings trouble with him. The two confront each other and decide to instead enjoy their meals and watch the dancing girl. In the midst of the partying, they are attacked by royal guards. They fight their way out and retreat to a local but mysterious village called Ahl Sohn-Bar. There, they fight a strange river monster that spawns an equally strange but beautiful human woman. Charmed by the beauty of the woman they have rescued, Conan decides the group will stay in the village for the time being. While in the village, Conan and his allies soon discover they have been followed by the same guards they fought to elude. Now there's a huge army of them surrounding the village, preventing all escape. While Conan's arch enemy, the wizard Hissah ... Written by
Conan and his friends are going to Ahl Sohn-Bar. Hissah Zul remembers this town, because a terrible creature lives there which might become the end of Conan, he thinks. Now he wouldn't think so if he had actually seen it, looking like a big green rubber ball. Ridiculous special effects ruin this episode pretty much. Yet the script is fairly good: for example when Conan's men are surrounded by soldiers, there is no attack, a refreshing change from the usual brawls at first sight. Instead the general of Hissah Zul's army waits patiently for the best opportunity. Also noticeable is that the relationship of Hissah Zul and the talking skull becomes quite funny as the skull definitely has more sense of humor than his master.
One of Conan's companions, Vulkar, the fat guy with the huge ax, has left the series, and the actor Andrew Craig must have decided that so suddenly (or the character was 'axed', if you forgive the pun) that he doesn't even have a death scene. Otli mentions briefly that Vulkar went home to his people, and that was that. A replacement was quickly hired: T.J. Storm as Bayu joins Conan for further adventures. There must have been hardly time to adjust the finished scripts to that, because it is not explained why Bayu understands the sign language of Zzeben as well as Vulkar would.
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