sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-full-straight-distant.jpgSIGURD of VANAHEIM

Real Name: Sigurd

Identity/ClassHuman 
   
Hyborian era

OccupationSailor, warrior;
    former buccaneer, merchant

Group Membership: Former Barachan pirates;
    former member of the crews of the Red Lion, Wastrel, Winged Dragon, an unidentified Barachan pirate ship, and presumably others

Affiliations: Ariostro, Chabella, Conan, Juma and his tribe, Milo, Mithra, Sabral, Goram Singh, Yakov, Yasunga, Zeltran 

Enemies: Antillians/Ptahuacans (green feather-cloaked priest, Hierarch, priests of Xotli), black kraken, Black Zarono, Esrit, Gamburu/warrior-women, Menkara, Thoth-Amon, Tsathoggua, Uldulla, Vacharn, Villagro, Wokal, Xotli;
    generally the Barachan pirates were foes of the Zingaran buccaneers, but Sigurd served alongside a number of them on the Wastrel

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife (deceased), unidentified sons (at least two), unidentified daughter(s)-in-law

Aliases: "Fat old walrus," "old barrel of whale blubber" (nicknames from Conan)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly served on the Isle of Na'at;
    formerly mobile across various oceans

    formerly trapped on the Nameless Isle
;
    born in Vanaheim
;

First Appearance: Conan the Buccaneer novel (1971);
    (Marvel)
Savage Sword of Conan#40 (May, 1979)sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-color-old-face-happy.jpg

Powers/Abilities: Sigurd was a seasoned sailor, pirate, and warrior. He typically used a sword.

Height: 6'2" (see comments)
Weight: Approximately 260 lbs. (reportedly 175 lbs. in his prime (see comments)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red (balding on top of his head)

sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-bw-young-face.jpgHistory:
(Savage Sword of Conan#40 (fb) - BTS) - Sigurd heard tales of Conan back in Tortage, in the Barrachan Isles. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#40 (fb) - BTS) - Sigurd was mate of a ship of Barachan pirates 

(Savage Sword of Conan#43 - BTS) - Sigurd ignorantly considered black people a pack of superstitious, child-like savages.

(Savage Sword of Conan#40 (fb) - BTS) - Sigurd's ship ran aground on a rock off of the southern point of the Nameless Isle. The ship sank and their captain went down with it, but Sigurd and many others made it to shore. They were marooned on the Nameless Isle for "the past moon" (about a month), and they worked on a raft seaworthy enough to make it back to the mainland.

    Sigurd once glimpsed the statue of Tsathoggua, noting that it did not move.

(Savage Sword of Conan#40) - Sigurd happened upon Chabella, who had escaped capture by Black Zarono by jumping ship and then swum to the shore. She was startled to run into a man and feared he was one of Zarona's. Cursing himself ("fry my guts"), he assured her he meant her no harm and then asked how she came to be here. When she mentioned Zarono, Sigurd denounced him as a black-hearted swine -- "broil me for a lubber, I'd as soon spit at the dog as look at him" -- before assuring her she was safe now, as as his ship would give her sanctuary. Just then, Conan -- who had been fleeing the monstrous Tsathoggua -- rushed up to them and urged them to flee as the creature showed up close behind. As Conan grabbed Chabella and pulled her after him, Sigurd followed them. In answer to Conan's question, Sigurd told him there were no hills on the island up which they might be able to escape the toad-creature, but there was a cliff o'erhanging the main. After Conan picked Chabella up and carried her, he followed Sigurd to the cliff, running for an hour. As they reached the edge, Sigurd feared they were now trapped, but Conan had Sigurd and Chabella rush in opposite directions while he threw rocks to goad the monster into charging after him; Conan dove safely into the waters below, while Tsathoggua tumbled onto the rocks below and was shattered by them.with Chabella & Conan

    After Conan returned, the trio shared their origins, although Sigurd claimed to have been an honest seaman. After learning Chabella was a princess, Sigurd knelt down and begged for forgiveness, but she told him to rise and think no more of the matter. As he stated he had heard of Conan, Sigurd cut himself off mid-word as he started to say "Tor," but Conan finished the word, noting Sigurd had the look of the Barachan Isles about him and admitting he had been part of that pirate brotherhood in the past. Asking that they put aside the rivalry between the Bararchan pirates and the Zingaran buccaneers (whos ship, the Wastrel, Conan currently captained) as well as the bloodfeuds between Vanir and Cimmerians. Sigurd agreed to all, considering that they had been through Hell that day together and emerged smelling like "three roses of summer."

(Savage Sword of Conan#41 (fb) - BTS) - Sigurd and his Barachan crew were brought aboard the Wastrel, although tensions were high as the Zingarans provoked them to battle as the ship lay becalmed for days.

(Savage Sword of Conan#41) - As Conan pulled away and battered the Zingarans who had provoked the fight, Sigurd chastised the Barachans who had engaged their mockers; both captains knew another battle would be soon a-brewing.

    Sigurd notified Conan when wind finally filled the Wastrel's sails, although Conan felt it before Sigurd spoke it.

    Upon landing on the coast of Kush, the Zingarans and Barachans traveled to fill casks with fresh water before being confronted by black warriors. Sigurd and the others were astounded when Conan was embraced by the black war chief, his old friend Juma; Juma's tribesmen were similarly shocked.

(Savage Sword of Conan#41 (fb) - BTS) - Juma helped Conan's crew to fill all the water they could handle.sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-bw-young-running_lat.jpg

(Savage Sword of Conan#41) - Sigurd, Conan, and the rest of the crew enjoyed a feast thrown by Juma's tribe.

(Savage Sword of Conan#41 - BTS) - As they slept, Juma's warrior Bwatu, angered at having been struck down by Juma when he tried to start a fight against the white visitors, stole the sack in which Conan had hidden the powerful Cobra Crown (taken from below Tsathoggua's statue).

(Savage Sword of Conan#41 (fb) - BTS) - As Sigurd and Juma and their men sang bawdy songs the following morning, they heard Conan's enraged shouting. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#41) - Conan rushed out, shouting about the theft. after a few minutes of searching, Conan's ship's mate, Zeltran, noted that all Zingarans were accounted for, and Sigurd assured Conan that his men knew they'd be flayed alive if they had stolen from Conan. Juma announced that Bwatu was missing and had likely headed toward the land of their enemies, the Matamba.

    Despite Sigurd's urging to wait for Juma and his men, Conan took off after Bwatu before his trail grew cold. After grumbling for a moment, Sigurd took after Conan, while Chabella followed soon after. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#41 (fb) - BTS) - Conan and Chabella were captured by Ghanatas, nomads, who brought them to Gamburu, home of a group of amazonian warrior women. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#42 (fb) - BTS) - Sigurd met up with Juma's forces, whom Juma led to Gamburu; there Juma had Sigurd stay back with a group of his warriors to keep his army's line of retreat open. Though Sigurd wanted to invade alongside Juma, he followed Juma's instructions.

(Savage Sword of Conan#42) - After Juma's forces helped Conan and Chabella escaped, Sigurd greeted Conan, but then he realized Chabella was topless, as she had been forced to work thusly by Nzinga and her warrior women. Sigurd tore off his upper tunic, giving it to Chabella to cover herself, asking what her royal sire would think. Though her shame had faded with time and life-threatening adventure, she took his tunic and thanked him. 

sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-kneeling-chabella.jpg    Sigurd then asked Captain Conan "Where to now?" as he had had enough of this sweltering land. Conan instructed that they would return to Kulalo and then get aboard the Wastrel as soon as possible. Sigurd joined those returning with Juma's group.

(Savage Sword of Conan#43) - Sigurd, Conan, Juma, and the others returned to find the Wastrel had been assaulted and partially sunken by Black Zarono's men; Zeltran shared that he had heard Thoth-Amon's name mentioned.

    While the others worked above, Sigurd and others dove into the waters to patch up the holes in the Wastrel's side.

    Sigurd watched as Conan and Juma parted ways as close friends. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#43 - BTS) - The Wastrel departed and arrived days later into the harbor of Kordava. 

(Savage Sword of Conan#43 (fb) - BTS) - Not realizing Ninus had been slain by Zarono for recognizing Menkara as a priest of Set, Conan sent Salbro to fetch Ninus for him.

(Savage Sword of Conan#43) - Wearing cloaks, Conan led Sigurd and Chabella to the Inn of the Nine Drawn Swords tavern; Sigurd marveled at how empty the town was, wondering whether the whole city was dead or under a curse, but Conan silenced him to avoid rousing the watch, if there was one.

    Innkeeper Sabral let his old ally Conan (and his associates) in, despite a ruling to shut all taverns at sundown that day. Sabral shared how Zarono had brought a squad of Stygians along wihth his crew into King Ferdugo's palace, Duke Villagro had been made provost marshal, andt he town had been placed under martial law.

    Sigurd wondered why if the city was locked up so tightly that Villagro had not placed guards by the harbor, but Conan and Chabella reminded him Zarono couldn't know Juma's people could repair the ship so quickly. Sigurd remarked how Juma had opened his eyes, making him appreciate that "there's heroes and there's scuts in every folk and nation!"

    After Sabral noted how loyal garrisons had been sent away and that Villagro's lackeys now held all the key guard posts, and that a ceremony of some kind was to take place this night in the palace; Conan figured that it had to represent abdication, with Ferdrugo under Menkara's sway. Soon enough, they heard bells clanging, and Chabela realized the ceremony was underway.

(Savage Sword of Conan#43 - BTS) - To everyone else's surprise, Thoth-Amon used the Cobra Crown to compel Ferdrugo to name him as successor to the Zingaran throne, rather than Verdrugo, as was planned.

    When Thoth-Amon had Ferdrugo remove the Cobra Crown to place the Zingaran crown on his head, Villagro rushed up and donned the Cobra Crown, using it to strike down Menkara and then engage Thoth-Amon himself.

(Savage Sword of Conan#43) - Conan, Sigurd, and the rest of the pirates and buccaneers entered the castle, urging the Zingarans present to fight against the forces threatening them. Ferdrugo regained his own will again, and the Zingarans rallied to oppose the foreigners; meanwhile Villagro fried his own brain and overloaded the Cobra Crown while opposing Thoth-Amon.

    Zarono rallied Villagro's followers, telling them they could still gain power by backing Menkara, but Conan led the loyal Zingarans against them. Ulimately, as the tide turned against them, Thoth-Amon led Zarono to flee with him.

(Savage Sword of Conan#43 (fb) - BTS) - Ferdrugo paid for the Wastrel's new rigging and equipment.

(Savage Sword of Conan#43) - As they departed in the Wastrel, Sigurd questioned how Conan could not stay and marry the beautiful Chabella, and thus one day inherit the kingdom. Conan assured Sigurd he was no queen's consort and certainly had no desire to be groomed into a Zingaran gentleman, as she and Ferdrugo had planned. 

    When Conan instructed Sigurd that they should get back to pirating and sent him to get Zeltran to bring the sea charts to his cabin, Sigurd announced that there was just no arguing with a Cimmerian.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles (fb) - BTS) - Decades later, Sigurd became a merchantman.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles (fb) - BTS) - After his wife died and his last son was wed, Conan sold it all.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Sigurd heard that Conan was "kinging it over some inland realm or other."

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles - BTS) - After the mysterious "red shadows" began to cause to vanish the people of Tarantia, the capital of the kingdom of Aquilonia, King Conan was advised in a dream by the long-dead Mitraic priest Epimetrius the Sage, a long-dead priest of Mitra. Epimetrius instructed Conan to travel to the uttermost reaches of the Western Ocean to save the rest of the world from the cause of this threat. Conan traveled first to Argos in hopes of gaining a ship.

( Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles) - Sigurd was present at the Argossean Cup and Trident Inn, near the harbor of the capital city Messantia, when Conan arrived. After Conan punched out Strabo after the latter tried to start a fight, Sigurd came forward, acknowledging only there was only one man in 30 kingdoms who could punch someone out thusly. Initially enraged upon being called Amra (his alias when he sailed the black coast), Conan was elated to see his old ally, and the two men hugged each other, while Conan advised Sigurd he was trying to remain nameless for awhile.

    Over a roast and some ale, the two men reminisced on old times, noting how they had aged, and Conan shared the tale of the red shadows assaulting his kingdom of Aquilonia. After Conan discussed how he wanted to die in battle rather than in bed, Sigurd agreed that she should be pirates again.

    The two men were approached by a cloaked man (secretly Argos' king, Ariostro, whose kingdom had also suffered under the red shadows), who financed their purchasing a ship.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles - BTS) - In Tortage, stronghold of the  Barachan pirates, Conan recruited a crew, including other former allies, such as Yasunga, for his new ship, the Red Lion.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles) - The next dawn, Sigurd expressed some regret that they wouldn't find ships to loot as they continued into the far west. After Conan told him of their plans to find the survivors of ancient Atlantis, they were assaulted by a black kraken (either under control of the priests of Ptahuacan or just preying on those who traveled in that direction). When one of its tentacles grabbed an Argossean crewmen, Sigurd considered the man doomed and advised that if they made full sail they could outdistance the creature, but when Conan refused to abandon his crew, Sigurd joined the fight, attacking the tentacles with his sword. He stared in silent despair when Conan was pulled along with other crewmen overboard and undersea by the tentacles, imaging in their fate.sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-face-color-older.jpg

    Tense minutes later, one of the crewmen called to Sigurd as Conan surfaced, and Sigurd ordered the others to pull him aboard. Sigurd asked the other two men's fates, and Conan told him they had fed the kraken, but that he had blinded it and it would not bother them again. Sigurd questioned whether the surfacing of this "devilfish" was connected to the "red shadows," and Conan noted how the black kraken was an emblem of the old witch kings of Atlantis, but that they would feel his wrath.

    After a long time heading west, Sigurd wondered of Conan's thoughts, and Conan shared the stories of the Great Cataclysm and the fate of the Atlanteans; noting that while there may be a land of sorcery ahead of them, it would also be a land of wealth and power; of this, Sigurd approved. Soonafter, the lookout reported a ship, and they pursued a seemingly uninhabited ship. After Sigurd noted that its oars kept in beat, Conan ordered flaming arrows to be launched, and a green feather-cloaked wizard appeared and engaged them. Sigurd and the others battled the wizard's doppelgangers, until Conan slew the wizard, causing them to vanish. After the ship sank, Conan showed Sigurd a little chest he had recovered from the ship, and Sigurd correctly guessed the chest to be made of Orichalcum, the legendary magic metal of Atlantis. Within the chest, Conan found a map that showed the seven isles of Antillia, which Sigurd had heard had buildings of gold bricks and streets paved with silver, although Conan told him how he had found such tales to usually be tall.

sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-full-color-older.jpg    After endless days travel, they finally sighted land, only to be confronted by a dragon-like ship, which they sank with destroyed via catapulting fiery-pitch; but a second such ship assaulted them before they could turn their catapult. Wearing air helmets, the Ptahuacans assaulted the Red Lion's crew with gas that knocked out most of the men, including Sigurd; ultimately, Conan stole an air helmet and dove overboard to escape, hoping to later rescue his crew.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles - BTS) - The Ptahuacans brought the unconscious crewmen into their ship, bound them in an unbreakable glass-like chains and imprisoned below the deck, and they towed the Red Lion back to Ptahuacan.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles) - Alongside his Barachan shipmates, Sigurd awakened with an aching head, realized where they were, and was disappointed to not find Conan by their side. Sigurd encouraged his men that, though not free, they still lived, which gave them the chance to fight their way to freedom; when the others asked of their captain's whereabouts, Sigurd hoped in vain that Conan was elsewhere on the galley. 

    After the ship arrived at Ptahuacan, Sigurd and the rest of the crew captives were led through the city;  Sigurd noted that he had never seen so strange a metropolis, whose every building seemed covered with sculptured friezes of monster-headed gods. Soon they were brought through the bronze gates of the grey citadel djoining the square of the Zikkurat, and into a tremendous chamber cut from the solid stone, where they were secured with a long glass-like chain. Rising to command, Sigurd encouraged the men to stop moping like a bunch of women from Aesgaard. However, despite Sigurd's urging, the prisoners found the "glass" chains to be unbreakable. 

    They waited days, growing matted with filth, and two men died from festering wounds, their bodies being taken by Antillian guards for disposal.sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-sacrifice.jpg

    Eventually the loud, metallic clash of spears on shields roused the prisoners from uneasy slumbers, and the guards herded the prisoners out of the grey citadel. Though Sigurd urged the men to face their fate like men, when they were prodded to the tail of a long line of nigh-naked Antillians that stretched up the steps of the tiered Zikkurat, Sigurd realized that their death-day had arrived.. The former prisoners watched as those before them were placed upon the stone altar and their hearts cut out and placed amidst sacrificial fire, while their dead bodies were dropped down a pit into the cavern beneath the Zikkurat, where they were consumed by the dragon-like reptiles that dwelled there. Fear briefly washed over Sigurd until it was replaced by an abhorrence of dying in such fashion.

    As Sigurd was held on the altar, Conan released the dragon-creatures from within/under the Zikkurat into the city, and the prisoners took advantage of the shocked guards, knocking them off the steps to face the dragons on the streets. Sigurd was shocked to see his old ally, who used one of the guards' glass-like swords to cut the chains holding his former crewmen. 

    After the dragon-creatures had wandered off and the guards regrouped, Sigurd wondered if their outnumbered crew could stop them, but assured Conan they were ready when he said they had to choice but to try. 

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles - BTS) - However, they were distracted as Xotli took form, and Conan barely managed to crush Epimetrius' amulet as instructed to do in his time of need.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles) - Sigurd and another pirate helped pull Conan to his feet, where they watched as a ball of light, which Conan realized must be Mitra -- summoned by the amulet -- destroyed and/or consumed Xotli.

        As the city crumbled and the master thief Metemphoc -- with whom Conan had been allied -- took over, Sigurd wondered if they needed to flee, but Conan -- figuring Metemphoc would not want as a friend anyone who was himself a king -- ordered his former crewmen from the Red Lion aboard a golden Ptahuacan dragon ship, "The Winged Dragon." Sigurd wondered whether they might return to the Barachas of harry the coasts of Stygia, but Conan considered that the ship was not made to cross the great gap of ocean and with so many rowers to feed and water, they'd never make it. He told Sigurd of a new continent, Mayapan, where existed barbarian states founded by renegades from Atlantis and Antillia, and he further wondered if bearded men with weapons of steel and glass might not carve out a new empire. Sigurd asked if Conan truly believed that, and Conan answered that he was only sure that saving the world worked up an appetite, and he invited Sigurd to go below the deck and see what there was to eat on this barge.

(Conan the Savage#10 (fb) - BTS) - After many days of sailing farther west, many of the crew despaired.sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-bw-old-face-CTS.jpg

(Conan the Savage#10) - Sigurd noted that the crew was growing surly, fearing they might sail off the world's rump-end. When Conan noted his trusting crewmen, but Sigurd pointed out that the head archer, Yakov, and Milo the Messantian were feeding the fears and discontents of "the scurvier crewmen." Sigurd further asked if he should hang those men from the mast, Conan declined, but admitted they had no map and the men may be right to question his captaincy. Soon enough, Yakov and Milo led some crewmen as they argued for turning around and heading back to Argos. When Conan reminded them the ship could not travel that far, nor did they had food or water, Milo suggested they could stop at Antillia for supplies; but Conan argued the rebels might imprison them as threats to their new rules. Insisting they would keep East, Conan instructed everyone to get back to work, but he then narrowly dodged an arrow shot at his head by Yakov. Conan swiftly subdued Yakov and, as Milo drew his sword, Yasunga jabbed Milo in the neck with his spear, forcing him to stand down. Sigurd then ordered an end to this "one-buttocked" mutiny, reminding everyone they would have died in Antillia if not for Conan. Some men asked if Conan was going to make Yakov and Milo walk the plank, but, appreciating they were already short-handed, gave them a second chance if they swore renewed loyalty, which they did.

    Almost immediately thereafter, they were struck by a powerful storm, during which Yasunga was thrown overboard while saving a young seaman from that same fate. When Conan started to tie a rope about his waist to try to rescue Yasunga and allow the others to pull them back, Sigurd considered Yasunga already gone and argued that the rest of the crew needed him alive. Acknowledging this, Conan rallied his crew.

(Conan the Savage#10 (fb) - BTS) - For two more days, the Winged Dragon was buffeted by the mad tempest.

sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-esrit-bitten.jpg(Conan the Savage#10) - When the storm ceased, there was no wind whatsoever to fill the sails, nor was there any land visible. As they floated dead in the water, the men despaired anew until Conan noted that they were moving despite their sails hanging limply. Sigurd acknowledged this, after which Conan observed how they were apparently being pulled along by a stream of dark waters, which reminded him of the "River of the Night," of which he had heard in Antillia. After Conan noted the River to always surging westward, Sigurd silenced crewmen fearing it would take them over the world's end, reminding them they were still alive, and noting that this stream might take them right to Mayapan, if it existed. Conan further reminded them they would arrive at their destination more swiftly if they rowed (which would also take their minds off their fears), which they did. As the dark waters widened and it became harder to mark their progress, Sigurd wondered what they would do, and Conan slapped him on the back, telling him they would wait to see if they struck landfall, fell off the world's edge, or if they all died before they did either.

(Conan the Savage#10 (fb) - BTS) - For two more days, the Winged Dragon was pulled by the River of the Night.

(Conan the Savage#10) - One of the crewmen announced his spotting of a ship, a strange vessel with sails of funereal purple that crossed their paths on a North-South course, ignoring the mighty current holding the Winged Dragon in thrall. Sigurd considered that only sorcerery would allow the ship to cross thusly, and Conan noted that he thought he had seen something like human heads bobbing behind the galley, but told Sigurd to say nothing to the others. 

    Hours later, the mists parted to reveal a mountainous island, and despite the men working the oars as Conan ordered, they could not stop the ship from crashing against the reefs. 

sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-death.jpgsigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-esrit-draining.jpg(Conan the Savage#10 - BTS) - Conan and the rest of the crew were pulled under by powerful currents. Conan was pulled to the surface by Dalili and brought to the shore of the Isle of Na'at, but most others drowned.

    Most others, including Yasunga, were revived as zombies by Vacharn as his servants. 

(Conan the Savage#10 (fb) - BTS) - Sigurd was also saved from drowning by Vacharn's undead swimmers and brought to the Isle of Na'at.

sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-undead.jpg(Conan the Savage#10) - That evening, Sigurd was brought to the dinner table by Vacharn's undead servants, weakened by his wounds so that he could do more than shuffle along and sit at the table. Conan was held immobile by Vacharn's power.

    So thirsty after swallowing so much sea water, Sigurd accepted Vacharn's instruction to drink some fine wine from distant Calyz. Though the wary former pirate only allowed the wine to wet his lips to check it for poison, he became immediately paralyzed. At that point, Vacharn summoned his demon-familiar, Esrit, which served Vacharn in exchange for being allowed to consume the blood of a strong man; Conan would have his turn next month.

    As Conan sat powerlessly, Esrit climbed behind Sigurd and began to suck the blood from a still-bleeding wound. Although Sigurd seemed not to notice, Conan struggled fiercely to pull himself to his feet. However, all of Conan's efforts proved in vain, as Sigurd powerful form shriveled as Esrit drained the life out of him. By the time Conan tackled Esrit, Sigurd was already dead. 

(Conan the Savage#10 - BTS) - Sigurd joined the ranks of Vacharn's undead, perhaps tending his gardens, tending his livestock, or diving for pearls.

(Conan the Savage#10) - Nearly a month later, after Conan had slain Vacharn, his sons, and Esrit, Conan found the now-masterless undead army followed his orders. 

    They built a funeral pyre to ensure the destruction of Vacharn and his sons. Needing a small crew to help guide a boat to the mainland, Conan nonetheless preferred they not be those he brought to this accursed island. 

He therefore ordered the undead Sigurd and Yasunga, and the rest of his former crew into the fire as well.sigurd-vanaheim-buccaneer-fire.jpg

Comments: Created by L. (Lyon) Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter.
    adapted by
Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Tony DeZuniga

    Sigurd is known for his graphic invocations:

    Conan was known only as Conan in Savage Sword of Conan#40-43, when he worked with Sigurd, but perhaps he also worked with others who knew him as Amra in other subsequent and unrevealed adventures.

From Conan GURPS RPG:  During 
Conan the Buccaneer, Sigurd was 33 years old, had red hair and blue eyes, and was 6'2" and 175 lbs.
--I think 175 lbs. is pretty light for someone who is 6'2"; and Sigurd wasn't skinny...he was pretty well muscled...I'd go with more like 190-195 lbs., at least.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sigurd
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Savage Sword of Conan#40, story pg. 45 (last page), panel 1 (standing with Conan and Chabella);
    #41, pg. 20, panel 4 (running, lateral);
    #42, pg. 32, panel 3 (young, face);
            panel 5 (giving shirt to Chabella);
Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles, story pg. 34 (full, senior, color, distant);
        pg. 72, panel 3 (face, senior, color);
        pg. 73, panel 2 (full, senior, color, obliqued);
        pg. 85, panel 2 (nearly sacrificed);
        pg. 87, panel 4 (face, elated)
Conan the Savage#10, pg. 7, panel 4 (chiding mutinous crew);
        pg. 28, panel 1 (bitten by Esrit);
        pg. 29, panel 1-4 (life-drained by Esrit);
        pg. 43, panel 5 (undead, with Yasunga);
            panel 6 (walking into fire, with Yasunga)


Appearances:
Savage Sword of Conan#40-43 (May-August 1979) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), John Buscema (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker)
Marvel Graphic Novel: Conan of the Isles (1988) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Danny Bulanadi, Ricardo Villamonte & Armando Gil (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Conan the Savage#10 (May, 1996) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (artist), Mike Lackey (editor)


Last updated: 02/26/15

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