"The Beast-King of Abombi!"
After the events which occurred in Luxor and Asgalun, Conan and Belit wish nothing more than to rejoin the Corsairs, the Tigress, and head back to Sea. After reaching their ship, Zula, and a few of the Corsairs, decide to depart and head north on their own.
The companions say their goodbyes, and head on their way. Running the Tigress south in a stiff wind along the Black Coast, Conan and Belit see one after another burned out village. They even come across one coastal village that appears completely intact, except all its inhabitants have disappeared.
They decide to sail up river, inland, to the village of the Watambis, in search of answers.