Red Sonja; She-Devil with a Sword.....

Yogah of Yag said:
rigante said:
So I never could understand how a hyrkanian had red hair, being as they are basically mongols.

I was wondering the same thing. I don't think I've ever heard of a RL redheaded Mongol, Tartar, Turk, etc.


The Kirghiz people (Turkish-Mongoloid) often have red hair and green eyes - and consider black hair to be an ill-omen. I see no reason why Red Sonja couldn't be Hyrkanian.
 
rigante said:
As for Sonja, she is is not Turanian, she is Hyrkanian, you are on the wrong side of the Vilayet Sea. This would make her a steppe nomad (like Subotai in the first Conan movie). So I never could understand how a hyrkanian had red hair, being as they are basically mongols.
Exact for Hyrkania. Anyway steppes aren't warm in that part of the world. So the need for a bikini is somewhat understated.
 
VincentDarlage said:
Yogah of Yag said:
rigante said:
So I never could understand how a hyrkanian had red hair, being as they are basically mongols.

I was wondering the same thing. I don't think I've ever heard of a RL redheaded Mongol, Tartar, Turk, etc.


The Kirghiz people (Turkish-Mongoloid) often have red hair and green eyes - and consider black hair to be an ill-omen. I see no reason why Red Sonja couldn't be Hyrkanian.

Kirghiz. Very good to know. I will look that up. Your knowledge of many things shames us. :shock: Thanks.
 
Any of you are getting the Red Sonja's run from Dynamite comics? Issue #3 was somehow weak, but past issues are awesome, very interesting and with a cool art. They release a one-shot issue, Red Sonja One more day (I think, I might be wrong). Good issue, not as good as Conan's run but worth a read.
 
Vincent791 said:
Any of you are getting the Red Sonja's run from Dynamite comics? Issue #3 was somehow weak, but past issues are awesome, very interesting and with a cool art. They release a one-shot issue, Red Sonja One more day (I think, I might be wrong). Good issue, not as good as Conan's run but worth a read.

I've picked up the first three issues but decided not to pickup the one-shot. The biggest problem with this series so far is the lateness of every issue - it is suppose to be a monthly title but it has been more like a bimonthly series. Plus, I think the writing is sub-par starting with the "Know also," take from the Nemedian Chronicles. The art has been good though.
 
I have a subscription to the Dynamite series, and I am getting the specialas and compilations of the older books as they come out.

I do hope that Mongoose gets the license to do sourcebooks with her in an official capacity.
 
If you have a copy of K.E. Wagner's CONAN pastiche Road of Kings, go to the chapter The King's Masque and read, until an almost nude girl with red hair and chain mail bikini tries to flirt with Conan...

From Conan's comments it looks as if Wagner's Conan isn't a big fan of Red Sonja. :wink:
 
@VinventDarlage

Say, your Stats say Red Sonja is a nomad.
But in Hyboria´s Fallen it sounds she is a shieldmaiden.
Have you made new stats for the new class was that an error?
 
Teutonic said:
@VinventDarlage

Say, your Stats say Red Sonja is a nomad.
But in Hyboria´s Fallen it sounds she is a shieldmaiden.
Have you made new stats for the new class was that an error?

Well, I made up the nomad stats before I created the shield maiden concept. Not an error - just a different thought process.
 
So, will you make shieldmaiden stats for the new rules?
Do you think the shieldmaiden concept fits better to her?
 
Teutonic said:
BTW:

Whar happened to RS? What is she doing, when Conan is King? Still adventuring or what?

They did meet up again in one of the Conan the King comics published by Marvel and yes she was still adventuring. Whether they'll ever get that far in the new series I imagine would be doubtful.

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About the lateness of every issue, well, there was a delay from issue 2 to issue 3, but this last month shipped issue 4, 5 and 6, and the one shot Red Sonja goes east.
 
lastbesthope said:
Well I got 7 last week, and #1 of vs Thulsa Doom

LBH

Yea, I went to my comic shop and picked up my books in my subscription box, wow what a surprise, 2 RS special editions, #4, #5, #6 and 2 Conan issues too (Jan/Feb) so I've got lots of reading to do... lol.

Looking for that Thulsa Doom #2 nearly naked cover I see on the back of the Red Sonja Goes East one shot... yum...;)
 
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