Othbaal recruits men for the warOTHBAAL

Real Name: Othbaal

Identity/Class: Human, Anaki/Shemite (Hyborian Era)

Occupation: General of the Anakian troups in Asgalun, formerly leader of the Anakian rebels in Shem

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Rufia

Enemies: Conan the Cimmerian and the Akkharian Army, Imbalayo, Mazdak

Known Relatives: King Akhirom of Asgalun (cousin), King Sumuabi of Akkharia (cousin)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: State-Town of Asgalun of Pelishtia in Shem;
    formerly the State-Town of Akkharia in Shem

First Appearance: Savage Sword of Conan#36 (December, 1978) {Edizione Italiana: Conan La Spada Selvaggia#4 Comic Art (Dicembre 1986)}

Powers/Abilities: None. He was a normal human. He knew how to use a sword but was probably more skilled in political games and had at least two important cousins.

(Savage Sword of Conan#36 (fb) - BTS) - Othbaal was the leader of the Anaki in Shem. He lead a rebellion and asked the help of Akkharia, ruled by King Sumuabi, his cousin.

(Conan the Barbarian I#112 - BTS) - Sumuabi of Akkharia started to gather mercenaries. The news arrived to the plateaus of Buryat where Conan the Barbarian heard them.

(Conan the Barbarian I#115) - Othbaal, in Akkharia, recruited men for the war. He spoke to the mercenaries who arrived at Akkharia.

(Savage Sword of Conan#36 (fb) - BTS) - Akkharia gathered an army. Conan was part of the volunteers sent in help of the rebels.
    Othbaal betrayed the Anaki giving them to the royal army, then set a trap up the volunteers who were all slain. Conan the Barbarian was the only survivor.

(Savage Sword of Conan#36 (fb) - BTS) - Othbaal went to Asgalun. There, his cousin Akhirom named him general of all the Anaki troups of the Town. Othbaal became one of the three most important Akhirom's lieutenants.
    Othbaal was in competition with Mazdak, leader of the Hyrkanian mercenary Cavalry, and Imbalayo, leader of the mercenary Kushites. Thanks to a dice game, Othbaal won Rufia, an Ophirean slave to Mazdak.

    Othbaal lived in the inner town; his residence, once was the King Uriaz' pleasure home. His house was protected by some guards. Othbaal liked Rufia, and Rufia liked the social position she had reached thanks to Othbaal.

(Savage Sword of Conan#36) - One night, while Othbaal was in his house with Rufia, Conan the Cimmerian and Mazdak sneaked into his room. Othbaal shrieked for help and took his sabre to defend himself from the avenging Conan. He tried to trick the Barbarian using a curtain but Conan parried his attacks and stabbed Othbaal with the sword. Rufia fled and Othbaal died before the guards could enter in the room.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Bushema and Alfredo Alcala.

Profile by Spidermay


Othbaal has no known connections to

Conan the Barbarian I#115, p7, pan3 (Othbaal)

Conan the Barbarian I#115 (October, 1980 ) {Albo Italiano: Conan il Barbaro#30 Comic Art (agosto 1991)} - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (breakdowns), Ernie Chan (finished art/inks), Roy Thomas, Mark Gruenwald & Jim Shooter (editor)

Last updated: 11/18/05

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