In Exile of Atlantis, an adolescent Kull attempts to prevent an execution and is consequently exiled from Atlantis. Marvel Database is a FANDOM Comics Community. Here, for the first time in roleplaying gaming, Kull … There’s a nice overview of the supernatural of the age, from the gods, to cults and NPCs, and some new rules for magic. Kull was a more intellectual hero than Conan, always brooding about the metaphysical world, but still ready and able to swing a sword in order to crush a tyrant or kill a wizard who threatened his rule. by Del Rey. Bran Mak Morn. Several years ago I began what has become a tradition in my reading life. ( Log Out /  [citation needed] Later as King, Kull would favor a broadsword in addition to his axe. His line seemingly ended with Valusia when the Great Cataclysm hit the City of Wonders and caused the death of Volonius the Seventh. His first published appearance was The Shadow Kingdom, in Weird Tales (August 1929). It is within the same shared universe as the Hyborian Age of Howard's Conan the Barbarian stories, but at an earlier period. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. [2], On what was thought his deathbed, Death seduced and was seduced by Kull, and returned him to life. My main feeling about this one is that I really like Kull and his close companions, but the incomplete stories were difficult to read at times. He proved an effective combatant and gained fame in the arenas of the capital. Several secondary sources consider Conan to have been a reincarnation of the Valusian King. [2], Kull decided to annihilate all those who offered human sacrifice to the dark elder gods, including Thuron, the king of a mountain city on the outer fringes of Valusia. † Conditions apply. He is a barbarian but unlike Conan he does not try to solve everything with his sword. ( Log Out /  Kull the barbarian king of Atlantis kicking butt and having his scribe take names. At least according to an essay of Howard concerning the origins of the Hyborian Age. [citation needed], Kull's later reign was described as a golden age, sparked by Kull who shared his time between expanding and defending Valusia from a side, and the "relentless pursuit of knowledge in a quest for the ultimate answers to the riddles of reality."[2]. [return][return]Only thing (same as with Solomon Kane collection) that only makes readers want more is that only about half of the stories are finished stories - others are either unnamed drafts or semi-finished works. I've not seen any of those three books since then. But the other day I was bored and noticed them and said Hey, I love the Conan films (the snake palace / harem scene, my god! I found these to be great stories in the classic REH mold. He lived circa 18,500 BC, and was originated from barbaric Atlantis. This collection of related stories was way more awesome than I had expected. [11], The deities who later became known as the Elder Gods of the Hyborian Age intended to make King Kull of Valusia the vessel of their power, but chose instead to make the immortal cat, Sedrick (felinized by the dark sorcerer Thulsa Doom) the container of their power.