Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Barbarian of Hyrkania

Barbarian of Hyrkania by ~Atlantean6 on deviantART

"Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. When shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Nemidia. Ophir. Brythunia. Hyperborea.

. . . But the proudest kingdom of the world was Aquilonia, reigning supreme in the dreaming west. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian."

-- From the "Pheonix on the Sword," by Robert E. Howard

Who doesn't like barbarian women from Hyrkania? Who doesn't like strong, muscled women in general? This is a barbarian woman from Hyrkania, the same land as Red Sonja. The background used is a picture of Sunset over Antelope Island in Salt Lake City. Actual picture is credited to Night Fate.

This Barbarian is getting the itch. Apparently, the heroic stories of barbarians across the Vilayet Sea is calling to her. Living around the time of Conan the Barbarian, instead of Conan the King, this one Barbarian is preparing to set out and find her own destiny.

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