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Niord was the leader of a band of Æsir who attempted to join up with another party of Æsir led by Wulfhere, in order to provide reinforcements in a battle against the Vanir. Niord's warriors were caught in a Vanir ambush before they could reach them, and by the time they fought through the ambush they were too late to help the slain Wulfhere.[1]

Conan, who had been part of Wulfhere's band, was not found among the dead, so Niord and his men followed his tracks for hours through the snow. They found him unconscious but alive, and were able to revive him and prevent him from freezing to death. They later learned that Conan had encountered Atali, the daughter of Ymir.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert E. Howard, The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian ("The Frost-Giant's Daughter"), Del Rey (2003).