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Borondo is a merchant of Argos who became a spy and a traitor when he murdered an Argossean minister of war and stole military secrets with the intent to sell them to Koth. He fled from an unnamed city in eastern Argos on a passenger coach that also included Arides the nobleman, Arides' wife Lady Vasallia, and Tamara, a warrior-priestess of Mitra. The coach broke down on the way to the port city of Napolitos (where Borondo had planned to meet the Kothians), and they were stranded. They were eventually picked up by Conan, who had been hired by an Argossean magistrate to deliver his wagon of treasure to Napolitos.[1]

Fleeing from bandits, Conan and his passengers escaped them but became trapped on a plateau surrounded by a chasm, and the site of the ancient ruined city of Eidoran. Meanwhile, Argossean soldiers were in pursuit of the four passengers, having been informed that one of them was the spy. Not knowing which one it was, the soldiers were ordered to find and slay all four of them.[1]

After Conan and Tamara defeated the stone demons of Eidoran brought to life by a sorcerer of Set, and the Argossean soldiers retreated or killed, Conan revealed to Borondo that he knew he was the spy. Conan forced Borondo to eat the parchment that contained the stolen secrets he had hoped to sell, and drove the merchant from his sight, allowing him to run away to an unknown fate.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Skull of Set (graphic novel), Marvel Comics (1989).