"Moon of Zembabwei!"
Travelling through the Hyrkanian plains, deserts, and mountains, Conan has now reached a verdant rain forest, south of the Vilayet Sea. Stopping for a refreshing drink, from a cool pool, a giant reptilian creature descends upon our unsuspecting Cimmerian.
Wrestling the creature, and ending up in an all-consuming bog, Conan barely holds the creature off. Thinking this might be the end, the creature is suddenly killed by another who happened by - Thutmekri. Telling Conan of his dislike for reptiles and of his dislike for barbarians, he, and the Kushite warriors and the slave girl he is travelling with, leave our hero stuck in the bog, and to his fate.
Conan eventually frees himself. Soon he discovers the slave girl Helgi bound for sacrifice, and some witchcraft-produced monster on the loose. Will Conan be able to save the girl, and defeat the Monster of Zembabwei, before it's too late?