"Devil-Crabs of the Dark Cliffs!"
The crew of The Tigress sail the Seas south. Farther south then ever before, in search of new treasures and ships to plunder.
Eventually they come to the Dark Cliffs; monolithic basalt rock formations reaching hundreds and hundreds of feet into the sky. These dark rocky towers, as the legend goes, are part of what gives the Black Coast it's name.
Spotting a ship in an inlet, the crew drops a Longboat and decides to investigate. They soon discover what appears to be an Argossean galley moored in the inlet, and recently too by the looks of it. She seems fairly deserted, but once on board, Conan and Belit find the fresh corpses of some of her crew.
The Black Corsairs seem uneasy, and wish to desert the place and return to The Tigress, but Belit will have none of it, and insists on pressing inland. Up the steep and rocky ravines, in search of gold and jewels they go. But, what waits for them above in the Dark Cliffs?