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Savage Sword of Conan #89
Ssoc 089
Date: June, 1983
Cover: Bob Larkin
Writer: Various
Penciller: Various
Inker: Various
Letterer: Various
Editor: Larry Hama
Title: "Gamesmen of Asgalun"
"Rite of Blood"

Gamesmen of Asgalun[]

Rite of Blood[]


  • Writer: Michael Fleisher
  • Penciller: Mary Wilshire
  • Inker: Armando Gil
  • Letterer:

Major Characters[]

  • Conan (First chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in second story of SSOC-203). Conan is 12 years old.

Minor Characters[]

  • Gurneg, Naro (First appearance for both; both die in this issue). Vanir.
  • Brule (First appearance; no further appearances to date). Cimmerian.
  • Corim and Greshan (First appearance for both; next chronological appearance in first story of SSOC-227). Conan's parents.


  • Conan's Cimmerian village

Time Frame[]

  • The fourteenth of Azulon


Two Vanir plot to attack Conan's village on a feast day. A village bully, Brule, browbeats Conan into walking outside the village where a ghost supposedly exists. Conan instead encounteers the two Vanir and manages to trick one into falling into thin ice and the other into being mauled by a bear. Conan takes a dagger he retrieved from the Vanir back into town and confronts Brule with proof of his bravery.


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  • Conan Saga 77

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