"The Dweller in the Dark"
While drinking from a forbidden desert spring, Conan is ambushed by palace guards and is taken captive, but not before he kills the Captain. Conan is taken before Queen Fatima, who is so impressed with his boldness and strength, she makes him her new Captain of the Guard. But, as Conan soon learns, it is a title only and he is actually a captive concubine.
The slave girl Yaila encourages Conan to escape while he can. When caught with the slave girl, Queen Fatima has them both chained in the palace sewers and left there to be the next meal of the monstrous Dweller in the Dark!
"The Blood of the Dragon!"
An Aquilonian noble with ambitions, Kalligor seeks the hand of the Baron's daughter. When the Baron's son dies while trying to rid the kingdom of a dragon, Kalligor sees a way to earn the Baron's gratitude, and rides off to slay the beast.
Unfortunately for him, he learns that there is a curse surrounding the dragon that took the Baron's son, one to which Kalligor will soon fall prey.