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Anti-hero Elric infiltrates a band of mercenaries to check wits with a strong sorcerer. along with her trio of dragons, Daenerys Stormbringer makes a fool’s discount with slave investors. A mage’s apprentice, the younger gray Mouser makes use of newfound strength to conflict an evil duke. Conan breaks into the Tower of the Elephant to thieve a impressive jewel with a dismal mystery. regardless of her drunkard’s methods, Malmury slays an previous sea troll ahead of dealing with his strong daughter.
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