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HIGH PRIESTESS

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, magic user (Hyborian Era)

Occupation: High Priestess

Group Membership: Unnamed Order of Priestess

Affiliations: Conan the Cimmerian

EnemiesUnnamed Wizard

Known RelativesRMorgana (daughter)

Aliases: Mother of All; previously Sacred Child

Base of Operations: Unknown Monastery

First Appearance: Savage Sword of Conan#29 (May, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Various, mostly unseen. She was able to create flashes and stripes of light. She could leave her body, using her astral form, sending it flying for long distances and contacting other beings, for several hours (not more than 24). She could summon a wind for some seconds and could increase the size and the resistance of some objects probably organic (her hairs).
    She had a Sacred Knife as weapon.

 

History: (Savage Sword of Conan#29 (fb)) - The baby who would have become the Mother of All the Priestess, was chosen in her day of birth to become a Priestess, she was the Sacred Child. Her "sisters" taught her the magic, and she grew in the Monastery, believing that her magic power was great, until the age of 20 years. She became the High Priestess.

    One day a stranger arrived to the Monastery. The sisters didn't let him enter, but the High Priestess wanted to see him, so ordered them to let him stay there for the night. That evening she went to see the stranger, and, with a brief meet of glances, she understood that he was a wizard, powerful and cruel. That night, the wizard, riding a winged demon, kidnapped the High Priestess. She tried to fight with her Sacred Knife but he power was little compared to the wizards' power.
    Once in the Wizards's castle, she was chained. She freed her astral form, flying to the Monastery but she was rejected by the mystic barriers around it. Then looked for help in the surrounding lands and found a barbarian warrior. She convinced him to help her, and her astral form drove her champion to the castle of the wizard, just before the dawn.
    The evil wizard then was forced to focus his attentions on the invader and summoned several monstrous beings, but all of them were slain by the warrior. Unseen, the Priestess took three locks of her hairs, anchored them to the stone of the window, and grew them to create a strong and long rope for the barbarian. The warrior succeeded in climbing the walls and entering in the room where the wizard and the priestess were. The wizard sent a venomous cloud against the warrior, but the priestess evocated a wind that dispersed the cloud, then fainted. The warrior broke the crystal magic shield of the wizard then slew him.
    The warrior transported her over the mountains. When she woke up, she paid the prize for her freedom to the warrior and they slept together. She liked Conan the Cimmerian but eventually decided to go back to the Monastery, unaware that she was pregnant.

    A month later, there was the ceremony of the fertility gods. The Mother Priestess told to her sisters that she had a vision and that a god had slept with her. R‚ Morgana was born.

(Savage Sword of Conan#29) - Twenty years later, TÍ KortinŽa and other sisters accused R‚ Morgana of having slept with a man and asked justice to the Mother of All. The Mother Priestess, told her daughter her secret, confessing to her that she would have followed Conan, if she had known that she was pregnant. R‚ Morgana decided to stay with her man and the Mother helped her to leave the order of priestesses against the protestation of TÍ KortinŽa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Christy Marx.
    Adapted by Roy Thomas (writer) and Ernie Chan (pencils and inks).

In the comics the names were written as R‚ Morgana and TÍ KortinŽa.
Cimmerians were descendants of the Atlanteans. So R‚ Morgana could have some drops of Atlantean blood in her veins. A little link to Morgan le Fay?
I guess that is based on the f'd up flashback from Namor#62.

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The High Priestess has no known connections to

R‚ Morgana has no known connections to


The evil wizard

The wizard was very expert in summoning demons and other forms of life. He knew how to use venomous potions and create magic shields. He lived in a castle and used a crystal sphere to see things happening outside the castle and and to drive his monsters.

    The wizard was going back home from a voyage. He was given hospitality in the Monastery of the Order, where he met the High Priestess.


    That night, riding a pterodactyl, he captured the High Priestess and transported her to his castle. He chained her promising that he would possess her the following night. But the Priestess managed to lead Conan to the Castle.
    When the wizard tried to rape the priestess she warned him about her champion. The wizard freed her and took her in the room of the crystal sphere, to demonstrate to her how the barbarian was weak against his powers. He evocated several monsters, but Conan managed to slay them all before they could completely gain full form or power. The priestess distracted the wizard, allowing Conan to climb the wall using a rope of hairs, but the wizard set on fire the rope. However, Conan succeeded in climbing the wall. Then the wizard launched a vial that produced a venomous potion. The priestess managed to dissipate the cloud thanks to a magic wind. The wizard then created a shield of crystal, but the power of the barbarian broke it and slashed the wizard's chest, killing him.

--Savage Sword of Conan#29

 

 

 

 

 

 


R‚ Morgana

    R‚ Morgana was a human female, with probably some unspecified magic powers. She was considered the Sacred Child, believed to be the daughter of the High Priestess and a god, but her actual father was Conan of Cimmeria.

    R‚ Morgana was generated by Conan and the High Priestess the day after Conan freed the Priestess from the evil wizard.
The priestess lied about her pregnancy, so the sister of the Order, believed the baby to be the Sacred Child, daughter of a god who had slept with the High Priestess, and so believed Morgana.

    About twenty years later, R‚ Morgana knew a man and fell in love with him. But during one of their intimate meetings they were exposed by the Priestesses. TÍ KortinŽa and other sisters brought R‚ Morgana in front of the authority of the High Priestess. The High Priestess confessed to R‚ Morgana the truth about her father and let her go with her lover against the protestations of TÍ KortinŽa.

--Savage Sword of Conan#29


Images:
Savage Sword of Conan#29, p4, pan3 (High Priestess, full image)
Savage Sword of Conan#29, p2, pan1 (High Priestess, head shot)
Savage Sword of Conan#29, p2, pan3 (Priestesses, TÍ KortinŽa)
Savage Sword of Conan#29, p5, pan3 (evil wizard riding the Winged Demon)
Savage Sword of Conan#29, p11, pan1 (evil wizard, head shot)

Savage Sword of Conan#29, p2, pan5 (R‚ Morgana, head shot)

Savage Sword of Conan#29, p2, pan3 (R‚ Morgana, full body)


Last updated: 09/07/06

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