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Conan: Stygia - Sands of Death

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:06 pm
by Semeket
The senario "The Children of Ishiti" in the book Adventures in the Hyborian Age makes reference to Conan: Stygia - Sands of Death.

Could someone let me know what this refers too?

Thanks,

Semeket

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:12 pm
by Padre
Stygia: Serpent of the South (Sands of Death was the original title of Stygia sourcebook).

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:22 pm
by Apple
Sands of Death is much cooler. Serpent of the South is very confusing from a Black Kingdom world view seeing as it's North.

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:16 pm
by DaveNC
I hadn't heard this earlier title before. I agree though, "Sands of Death" sounds cooler than "Serpent of the South".

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:51 pm
by Strom
See, I think Serpent of the South is much more appropriate and much cooler than killer sand dunes. Checkout this ad blurb battle: (movie announcer voice)

Stygia... Serpent of the South! Coiled and ready to strike - a land filled with dark magic, blood sacrifices and nefarious schemes. The Serpent of the South - gazing hungrily at the Hyborian nations...

Or

Stygia - Sands of Death - don't go to the beach - it's hot & deadly there! Ouch! Hot! Hot! Hot! Quick! Grab a juice cooly! Stygia - Sands of Death! Don't forget! Half off in the Summer time!

Who wins?

:lol:

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:56 am
by Jacek
Someone get a mongoose here. We'll find out soon enough...

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:22 pm
by Hervé
I asked about this a while ago but didn't get any answer.

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/phpBB ... c&start=15

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:54 pm
by Jacek
Looks like you're not getting one this time either...

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:20 am
by VincentDarlage
Originally I was asked to write a book called Stygia & Shem: Sands of Death. Later, this was changed to be two books, and the Stygia book was going to be titled Stygia: Sands of Death. Later it was renamed Stygia: Serpent of the South. I don't remember who made the name choices (generally, the titles are given to me and I have little input).

But, long story short, Stygia: Sands of Death is known to us all now as Stygia: Serpent of the South. Some of the adventures in the adventure book are quite old, and that one was written before or during my writing of Stygia.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:53 pm
by Jacek
So the "Sands of Death" title's still free to be used elsewhere. It would look really good on the cover of a book with desert adventures (Stygia, Shem or other similar lands).