(In the image on the left, Thorun is in the background atop the horse.
Conan is the one with the dark hair standing in the foreground of the image)
Real Name: Thorun
Identity/Class: Human warrior (sword-bearer);
Occupation: Criminal of some sort
Group Membership: Thorun worked in a gang composed of himself and his five sons
Affiliations: None beyond his sons
Enemies: Conan, people of Jarabesht
Known Relatives: Five unidentified sons (all deceased)
Aliases: "Hog Spoor," "Saddlescum" (taunting nickname from Conan)
Base of Operations: The high steppes above Jarabesht, in the Northern planes
First Appearance: Conan the Savage#5 (December, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Thorun and his sons were a savage lot, experienced with swords and/or axes.
They all wore some degree of combat armor
Thorun, at least, was an experienced equestrian.
The family was either cannibals or they really enjoyed trying to frighten their foes by threatening to eat them; I think the former.
Height: Unrevealed; perhaps 6'1"
Weight: Unrevealed; perhaps 250 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed (black and white comic)
Hair: Unrevealed (black and white comic); largely bald atop his head with the exception of some ponytail at the top/back; he had a full beard -- I'd guess him to have brown or red hair
(Conan the Savage#5 (fb) - BTS) - Someone in Jarabesht offered Conan 500 crowns each for the heads of Thorun and his sons, or 1000 crowns each if they were still alive to meet the headsman's axe.
(Conan the Savage#5 (fb) - BTS) <1 month before the main story> - Conan hunted the high steppes and eventually confronted Thorun and his sons, felling at least two of them.
(Conan the Savage#5) - Thorun -- from some distance and atop his horse -- yelled that "the sellsword wolf was cornered at last! Cut him cleanly, my lads...his carcass will fill out stewpots this night!"
As Conan dropped the apparent third of Thorun's sons, Conan replied that the only ones feasting here would be the vultures upon their carrion.
When one of the brothers remarked how he wanted Conan heart, "hot, sweet, and juicy" between his teeth, Conan suggested he come tate his steel instead, "cold and keen with a bite of its own."
Clashing swords with one of the two remaining brothers, Conan explained that there were 500 Crowns on each of his opponents' heads back in Jarabesht, 1000 if they were still attached to their necks for the headsman's axe. Not greedy, however, Conan was content to settle for 500 apiece and to save the headsman a job. Conan punctuated his statement by kicking the brother in the ribs.
As Conan said that, however, the other brother rused up with his long-handled axe, striking and breaking off most of Conan's sword.
The man who had just been kicked urged his brother to cleave Conan's head, and Conan goaded him to try if he had the stomach for it.
The axe-wielding brother warned Conan that his was the last face Conan would see, and that Conan would die with his hate in his eyes.
However, as the man swung his axe, Conan leaned out of the way, and the axe decapitated his brother.
The axe-wielder was distraught at having slain his brother, but Conan gave him leave to join him in damnation by stabbing him in the belly with his broken sword.
Lamenting the deaths of his beautiful boys, Thorun charged his horse at Conan, who taunted the father's opinion on his sons' appearance, and then told him not worry, as he wouldn't have long to mourn them.
Thorun warned Conan that his grave beckoned, but Conan responded, "Yours first, hog spoor!" as he hurled his broken sword, striking Thorun in the left eye.
Thorun cried out in pain and fell from his horse, but his foot caught in the stirrup, and the horse fled, dragging Thorun's screaming form; Conan was amused at Thorun's fate.
(Conan the Savage#5 (fb) - BTS) - Shortly thereafter, Conan severed any of the still-attached heads, and strung them on his own horse.
(Conan the Savage#5) - Conan brought the heads of Thorun and his five sons back to Jarabesht, where he learned of a demonic invasion by the Bloodchildren of Ovada.
Comments: Created by Ian Edginton and Alcatena
Profile by Snood.
Thorun and his sons should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Conan the Savage#5, pg. 1 (main image);
pg. 2 (sword fight);
pg. 3, panel 1 (axe-wielder);
panel 4 (Thorun charging on horse);
pg. 4, panel (sword to the eye);
pg. 5, panel 1 (heads strung up)
Conan the Savage#5 (December, 1995) - Ian Edginton (writer), Alcatena (artist), Mike Lackey (editor)
Last updated: 02/26/15
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