Conan in Conan of VenariumEdit
When Conan was 12 years old, he lived in Duthil village in Cimmeria with his father Mordec the blacksmith, and his mother Verina, an invalid with tuberculosis. At this time Cimmeria was invaded by the powerful kingdom of Aquilonia. The Aquilonians established the outpost of Venarium, a day's walk from Duthil. Mordec joined the Cimmerian resistance, but insisted that Conan was too young to fight. After a series of blows, Conan had to stay behind from the battle which his people lost.
Conan's resentment at living in an occupied country festered for two years.
During this time, Conan met Tarla, the daughter of Balarg the weaver, and developed feelings for her. Unfortunately, Tarla had also caught the eye of Count Stercus, the Aquilonian military governor, who was out of favor with King Numedides in Tarantia for his preference for extremely young lovers.
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