Fred Van Lente adapts Robert E. Howard's "Xuthal of the Dusk" and "A Witch Shall Be Born." A heartbroken Conan travels to the desert to peddle his sword arm and seek ancient treasure. But there will be little time for mourning when Conan encounters his nemesis, the Stygian necromancer Thoth-Amon! Collects Conan Vol. 18: The Damned Horde (Conan the Avenger #7-12), Conan Vol. 19: Xuthal of the Dusk (Conan the Avenger #13--#19), Conan Vol. 20: A Witch Shall Be Born (Conan the Avenger #20--#25).