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Venarium by nordheimer

Venarium is the location where the Cimmerians triumphed over the Aquilonians when Conan was not yet full grown. Robert E. Howard's stories only ever referred to the siege of Venarium in broad strokes. Other authors depicted their own visions of the battle in "Barbarians at the Gate" and Conan of Venarium.

The decisive triumph of "barbarians" over a better-armed imperial force may be inspired by the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest in 9 AD when an alliance of Germanic tribes ambushed and wiped out three Roman legions.