EITHRIALL the INVINCIBLE
Real Name: Eithriall
Identity/Class: Human, magic user (Hyborian era), Iranistan
Occupation: Would-be conqueror
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Conan the Cimmerian, some lackeys
Enemies: Conan the Cimmerian, King Yildiz of Turan
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Turan, Hyborian era
First Appearance: "Two against Tyre" (not a
Conan novel), The Howard Collector (Spring 1970)
(Marvel) Conan the Barbarian I#29 (August, 1973)
Powers/Abilities: Eithriall had great but mostly unspecified magic
powers. Ormraxes could separate his astral ego from his body, giving it a
material form, a perfect copy of himself, and the ability to speak and think. The other
powers enabled him to loot and conquer an entire city; it is possible that he
could increase his height and project streams of flames from his hands.
He possessed a red magic gem. The gem was used in the process of merging with his astral form.
Weaknesses: The astral form could remain separated from his body for several days but eventually they had to be joined, or Eithriall would die. In the meantime, his powers was greatly reduced.
History: (Conan the Barbarian#29 (fb) - BTS) - Eithriall visited many countries in the north of the Hyborian continent.
Eithriall found the Parchments of Acheron, which contained occult knowledge, and thanks to them increased his magic powers.
Eithriall dreamt of conquering all Turan using his powers. He
separated his astral form from his body and gave it a material body. His astral
form became a copy of himself. Eithriall gave the name Ormraxes to his spiritual
double and sent him to Aghrapur as a spy.
Ormraxes was uncovered by the Turanians; he had to hide and could not rejoin to his original body.
(Conan the Barbarian#29) - Ormraxes spotted Conan while was fleeing from a crowd of religious fanatics. Ormraxes helped Conan to flee and led the Cimmerian to a tavern. There, the spy was asking Conan to help, but some Turanian soldiers found them. Conan tried to fight them but was knocked out and believed dead; Ormraxes was captured and brought to the prisons.
(Conan the Barbarian#29 (fb) - BTS) - Meanwhile Eithriall managed to enter in Aghrapur. Two henchmen found Conan in the tavern and transported him to Eithriall's hideout.
(Conan the Barbarian#29) - Eithriall,
wore a cowl to hide his face, and he levered on Conan's sense of honor to
convince him to save Ormraxes. The two henchmen led Conan to the prisons. Conan
managed to enter, killed Akuros the executioner and the guards
Usshir, Fredor and Khumri,
and saved Ormraxes. Ormraxes lost conscience shortly after, because the
enchantment that kept him separated from Eithriall had lasted too long.
Once in the Eithriall's hideout, the sorcerer unmasked his face. While his two lackeys held Conan under their blades, Eithriall used a red magic gem to raise Ormraxes and start the spell to join with his double and re-acquire the great powers he learnt from the parchments of Acheron. The lackeys told Conan about their master's conquest and looting purposes about Turan. Conan suddenly freed himself and threw a sabre which hit the red gem, breaking the enchantment just when the dawn light was enveloping the two sorcerers. The last day of the separator enchantment was passed: Eithriall and his living mirage died in a high flame born form nothing.
Turanian soldiers invaded Eithriall's hideout after they saw the flames. Conan was enlisted in the Turanian army.
Comments: Created by Robert E. Howard
Adapted by Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils).
After years of studies, I never saw Doctor Strange create a
material astral form and, in the meanwhile, use his own body. In this, he has something to learn from Eithriall's powers.
Ormraxes, in ancient Turanian language, means "Spirit".
Profile by Spidermay.
Eithriall or Ormraxes have no known connections to
Akuros, Fredor and Usshir have no known connections to any other character with a similar name.
Khumri name has no known connections to
Akuros, Fredor, Khumri and Usshir
They were normal humans part of the guardsmen of Aghrapur prison. Khumri was taller than Conan, and was probably the strongest of the four, skilled in the use of the axe. Usshir used a spear, Fredor used the sabre. Akuros was the executioner and the chief-guardsmen.
Khumri once was the chief of the guards of the prison. But he drank too much, and so was demoted.
The night that Ormraxes was in jail, Khumri, Usshir and Fredor
were playing dice as they usually did, in the prisons.
One hour before the soldiers had to come to take Ormraxes before Yildiz, Akuros the executioner ordered Khumri to prepare the prisoner. Khumri threatened Akuros, but he was executing the orders when he, Usshir, and Fredor heard Akuros' death-rattle. Conan had killed him. They ran to the corridor where Akuros was and were ambushed by Conan, who swiftly slew Fredor and Usshir, but remained without sword. Khumri hurled the axe that missed Conan's head, they tangled. Nobody before had ever succeeded in causing Khumri to fall, but Conan did it. Enraged, the Turanian attacked again the disarmed Conan. Conan grabbed his head and smashed it on the floor, killing him.
--Conan the Barbarian#29
Top to bottom: Akuros is pictured at the top left, with Usshir (grey shirt with the spear), Khumri (with the axe), and Fredor (sleeveless shirt) in the bottom picture
Images: (without ads)
Conan the Barbarian#29, p18, pan1 (Eithriall, main image)
Conan the Barbarian#29, p7, pan4 ( Ormraxes, head shot)
Conan the Barbarian#29, p18, pan8 (the red gem used in the spell)
Conan the Barbarian#29, p12, pan2 (Akuros)
Conan the Barbarian#29, p12, pan4 (Khumri)
Conan the Barbarian#29 (August, 1973) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), John Buscema (pencils), Ernie Chan (inks)
Last updated: 07/09/06
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