Real Name: Eallal
Identity/Class: Human, later human spirit (Pre-Cataclysmic Era)
Occupation: Agent of Serpent Men;
former King of Valusia
Group Membership: None
formerly Duvario, Gonra of the Sword, Meicus
formerly Serpent Men
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Valusia, @ 19, 500 BC and 18, 500 BC
First Appearance: "The Shadow Kingdom" by Robert E.
Howard, Weird Tales (August 1929);
Kull the Conqueror I#2 (September, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: As a man, Eallal had some experience as the ruler of a kingdom and as a swordsman.
As a spirit, Eallal could generate (potentially fatal) fear or control others. He may not have been able to directly induce fear, but his ghostly appearance did scare the bejeezus bells out of some people.
(Kull the Conqueror I#2 (fb) - BTS) <19,500 BC> - Eallal was the king of Valusia. He was slain in his throne room by Serpent Men, and as a result his spirit became slave to the Serpent Men.
(Kull the Conqueror I#2) <18,500 BC> - Eallal appeared as a spirit within the City of Wonder's Castle. He vanished when Kull swung his blade at him, but the castle continued to be plagued by Serpent Men. After the Serpent Men's defeat, Kull hurled their corpses into Eallal's throne room and jammed his sword into the door to seal it forever.
(Kull the Conqueror III#10) - Seeking the treasure rumored to be within Eallal's room, Meicus and Duvario duped Gonra of the Sword into forcing open the door to Eallal's throne room. Eallal's spirit and several Serpent Men were released from the room. Eallal appeared before the fleeing Meicus, who died from an apparent heart attack. Eallal then reappeared outside of Kull's bedchamber, and he was unphased when the guards tried to attack him. Eallal took control of one of the guards, commanding him to slay his fellow guardsman and then to turn his wet blade upon himself. When Kull investigated, Eallal attempted to take control of him, forcing him to choke himself. Kull managed to resist him, chanting "Ka Nama Kaa Lajerama" (the phrase that disrupts Serpent Men magic) as he swung his axe into Eallal's spirit. Eallal vanished upon being struck.
After Kull had slain the last of the Serpent Men, Kull commanded that the accursed room be cleansed with fire and then sealed with brick and mortar.
Comments: Created by Robert E. Howard;
adapted by Roy Thomas, Marie and John Severin.
Profile by Snood.
No known connection to:
Kull the Conqueror I#2, p10, panel 4 (main image)
Kull the Conqueror III#10, p12, panel 5 (face)
Kull the Conqueror III#10 (June, 1985) - by Alan Zelenetz, John Buscema, and Marie Severin
Last updated: 07/17/05
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