Know, O Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles under the stars – Nemedia, Ophir, Brythunia, Hyperborea, Zamora with its dark-haired women and towers of spider-haunted mystery, Zingara with its chivalry, Koth that bordered on the pastoral lands of Shem, Stygia with its shadow-guarded tombs, Hyrkania whose riders wore steel and silk and gold. But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet.
…and so begins the famous Nemedian Chronicles, the great history of the last years of the Hyborian Age, the zenith of the Aquilonian Empire and the years that followed. Tales of high adventure, magic and devilry, honor and betrayal… The stories in those scrolls have entertained millions all over the world.
So it is with joy and amazement that I tell you that archaeologists from the national museum have just discovered seven new scrolls that appear to be lost chapters from the chronicles?
Seven Scrolls, buried in a forgotten tomb, underneath centuries of sand and dust. Each scroll is sealed by a copper band inscribed with runic titles. The stories are called “The Black Forest” “The Sorcerer’s Mountain” “The Silver Chariot” “A War of Elements” “Gravestones of the Gods” “The Enemy Revealed” “An End to All”
Do you see how just their titles inspire awe, excitement, and fear? We have yet to look within the scrolls. You will be the first to know the wondrous tales that reside within…
THE LOST NEMEDIAN CHRONICLES
Do you have the courage to read them with me?