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Zamora is the proper name for the so-called spider-haunted "City of Thieves", but this colloquial title is nearly universal amongst the people who know of it.

It is the capital city of the kingdom of the same name, and the home of the king. It was also the location of the strange and mysterious Elephant Tower until it was destroyed in the events of "The Tower of the Elephant."

Religion[]

Zamorian religion is very complex but Bel, the thief god, is honored above all others.

Notable areas[]

  • The Maul. The most notable area of Zamora. Filth-infested, serpent-alleyed quarter of Zamora's city of thieves. Where an honest man is a rare as a green-hued elephant... and a virtuous woman far scarcer than either. A large district given over to thievery and other unsavory activities. It is here that Conan resided during his stay here.
  • Temple District. Another important feature of Zamora is its large temple district. Zamorian religion is very complex, and its priests use this district for worship, study, and other activities. The temples are protected by magical wardings and the guards hired by the temples themselves.
  • Bazaar. Bustling place. Condor's Head is a tavern. Alley of Rats is another dangerous street. In the dark of the night, no honest man would venture further from his own doorstep than the length of the gleaming scimitar at his side.

Personalities of renown[]

  • Hadranor. King of Zamora.
  • Yara. The high priest of these religions before he was destroyed in the events of "The Tower of the Elephant".
  • Costranno. Undead Argossean Sorcerer. Follower of Gol-Goroth and Yog-Sothoth and all the fiends of the dark.

Name[]

The alternate name "Arenjun" was attributed to the city by later authors, however Robert E. Howard never used this name, instead referring to it as "Zamora".

References[]

  • Conan the Barbarian #42 (Sep 1974).
  • Savage Sword of Conan #1 (Aug 1974).
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