"The Mountain Where Crom Dwells"
Conan races through his homeland of Cimmeria, heading toward the forbidden Mount of Crom, the sacred site where, legend has it, Crom imprisoned Shuma-Gorath eons ago. He races against the wizard Kulan Gath, who in turn worries that his wife, Queen Vammatar will beat him to the prize. To win the quest, though, one must find and master the iron-bound tomes which contain the spells necessary to control and command the monster. Conan meets not only his fellow Cimmerians, but also the Aesir sword-woman Rann Njalsdatter to help him on his quest. However, it is the most unsuspecting of pawns, Hobb, who awakens the slumbering supernatural nightmare.