I'm re-re-re-reading REH's yarns and am currently on "Queen of the Black Coast." At the beginning of Chapter Two there is a mention of tom-toms sending messages through the Black Kingdoms that Belit and Conan had 'hooked up' to use a modern euphemism. I would like to use the concept of "talking drums" in my campaign but don't know if any game-stat info has been developed for their use relating to the 'African-based' peoples. Would Black Kingdoms have any such info? Does anyone use the Pictish Perform (talking drum) [Thunder River, p. 119] for the Black Kingdoms tribesmen? The books says that Talking Drum is a Pictish Language. I would assume that the Black peoples would have a different drum-language than the Picts. Does anyone have any RL knowledge of this subject. I've seen plenty of jungle-adventure movies from old Hollywood, but I don't know how ethnographically correct those movies are. Gotta get back to reading. Ciao.