Synopsis for “The Rats Dance at Ravengard!”
Conan and Stefanya continue their journey to Phalkar while Conan tells the girl about an adventure he had when he was 15 years old. The story is interrupted by Torkal Moh and his men, who demand tribute for the pair’s journey through his lands. Conan kills one of them and urges Stefanya to flee, but they are soon both captured and Conan is beaten to unconsciousness. He awakens to find himself flat on his back, hands tied to stakes, as the rats of Ravengard emerge from their barrows.