Cadeyrn Kromstonne (bornofbattle) wrote,
Cadeyrn Kromstonne
bornofbattle

Basic Info:

Name used in modern world: Cadeyrn Kromstonne. Called Cade for short.
Birthdate: Unknown. For ID purposes - June 16, 1979.
Height: 6 ft 5
Weight: 225-230 lbs

(According to R. Howard he stood 6 ft tall and and weighed 180 pounds at age 15. So I'm going to put him at 6 ft 5 and 225 lbs as Jason Momoa is either 6 ft 4 or 6 ft 5 and 210 lbs normally, with an added 10 lbs of muscle mass weight that he put on for the Conan movie in 2011.)

Age: According to his ID he's 32.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Nationality: Cimmarian
PB: Jason Momoa
Allignment: Limbo
Fandom: Conan, by Robert E. Howard.

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So what did he/can he do?

You mean among other things?

He was born on a battlefield, in a skirmish between his tribe and Vanir raiders

Can sense predators even when they are silent 'I sense it as in my youth I sensed the tiger hidden in the tall grass.'

Broke the neck of a wild Cimmarian bull before he was a full grown man

Grew up hunting mountain beasts and could down a hawk on the wing with a stone

Learned woodcraft skills so well that he can blend in the forests without even the beasts and birds noticing his presence

Was fighting in skirmishes with other tribes and along his borders by the time he was 15, and his name was already known to other tribes around their council fires (even becoming known as a slayer of chieftains)

Is an excellent climber, scaling sheer cliff mountainsides of his homeland

Although Conan is muscular, Howard frequently compares his silence, suppleness, agility, way of moving to that of a panther or other big cat

Is a polyglot, knowing several languages, and is able to speak, read even write some of them before he came through the portal

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"Despite his brutish appearance, Conan uses his brain as well as his brawn. The Cimmerian is a talented fighter, but due to his travels abroad, he also has vast experience in other trades, especially the thiefly one; he is also a talented commander, tactician and strategist, as well as a born leader.

Conan frequently astounds others with his abilities to climb sheer walls and cliffs. His many years of combat experience have made him highly skilled at recognizing dissembling in others. He is especially skilled at reading body language, or in using it to mis-communicate his intentions."

- Taken from: http://conan.wikia.com/wiki/Conan

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How the hell did he get into our world?

While chasing after an Hyborian wizard, Conan rode his horse through the sorcerer's magic circle, leaping the altar and going through the portal that the wizard had opened over the body of his sacrifice. Something obviously went wrong because they landed in Moldavia in the mid 13th century. In his battle-lust Conan slew the wizard, only then realizing that with his death, so fell the portal that his power had opened.

But why is he immortal?

In the story "Xuthal of the Dusk" the woman Thalis also mentions a marvelous healing wine, which can restore vitality, cure wounds and greatly prolong life. At the end of the story, mortally wounded from the battle with Thog, Conan is miraculously revived by Natala. She feeds him a glass of the golden wine Thalis mentioned earlier, which cures all of the barbarian’s wounds. This what is I'm using, since I'm not certain if he would fit into the Highlander verse description of immortality.

What's he doing now?

What he's always done. Mountain climbing, hunting. gambling, womanizing, fighting and getting out of jail. Occasional he indulges in thievery or muscle for hire. (But the mountaineering work pays really well)

What about sex?

He enjoys it. Lots of it, of all flavors and spices. He is heterosexual as I've found no instances of him having a male lover or playmate but threesomes and orgies are right up his alley. Also, he's had probably about as many women as Gene Simmons and has never developed an STD in any story. So I'm just going to go with the idea that for some reason, since he's not technically from our world? He just can't catch them. Next subject?

So how the hell can he die?

Take his head? Seriously. I'm basically going to treat him as a Highlander canon character until someone comes up with a better idea since he's canonly survived about everything else. Including crucifixion and then having to walk 10 miles before he could get a drink of water once he was able to get himself off the cross. Don't blame me, it's Howard's writing not mine.

Any more vulnerabilities?

Ah yes. His love of alcohol and good times, for one. Conan is far from untouchable and has been captured several times (knocking himself out running into a wall drunk after being betrayed although he still slays the people initially sent to arrest him; becoming poisoned; in a fall from a wounded horse, etc) but never as a result of martial failings.

Come on, there has to be more

Conan tends to brood, and go into very deep, dark moods for long periods of time, and will disappear without notice or forewarning. Also, he probably really, really needs a whole slew of anger management courses. He is very straight forward and he's not good at diplomacy or deception. And he is much more accepting of the concept of wizards, ghosts, monsters, were-beasts, witches, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night because 1 - they are part of his homeland's religion/mythos. And 2 - he's dealt with them, from giant spiders to Hyborian dragons, ghouls and giant snakes. Not that he's gullible, but he is superstitious and has a distrust of said wizards, ghosts and ghoulies.

What did/does he NOT do, this barbarian of yours?

He does not go around yelling 'by Crom this, or by Crom that in an Austrian (or any other) accent.

He is not stupid and has a rather well developed, earthy sense of humor.

He does not rape women. Ever. Doesn't need to. (believe me, he doesn't need to)

Never got chained to a wheel for ten years. Never found a mystical sword - scratch that. He's probably found several of them, but one weapon is as good as the next so long as it is a good weapon.

What if I have a question that doesn't come up here?

PM me! I'll either look it up, or if I can't find any record of it, I'm sure we can come up with something.
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