Kull lived in an age before the ocean drank Atlantis and Bran Mak Morn lives in England around the time the Romans came. The answer is simple: Magic. Kull was a swords and sorcery character Howard created a few years before Conan and it shows, both in terms of concept and writing. Not to say the writing is bad. Where was I? Oh yeah, Kull.
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Publication date "Exile of Atlantis" is a short story by Robert E. Howard and is the first story written by Howard to feature his creation Kull , set in his fictional Thurian Age. This story would not be published until , in the Lancer book, King Kull. Plot Long before it became a great empire, the continent of Atlantis was populated by a various tribes of barbarians. Three barbarians of the Sea-mountain tribe — Kull, Am-ra and Gor-na — camp for the night. Gor-na, the oldest, tells an ancient story of a tiger who prayed to the moon to for deliverance from pursuing hunters and was granted sanctuary, causing all tigers to worship the moon.
Gor-na rebukes Kull for his ridicule of old myths and traditions, insisting that what has always been will always be. Kull believes this to be false, saying that not even mountains last forever. Gor-na reminds Kull that he was rescued by the Sea-mountain tribe from a feral existence after his people died in a great flood, and that Kull must learn to accept the ways of his adopted people.
Gor-na has to agree. The conversation turns to the outside world. The neighboring islands of Lemuria are currently at war against the great kingdom of Valusia of the mainland. Kull gets excited, and says that he wishes to someday see Valusia, the City of Wonder. Gor-na says that if he ever does, it will be in chains. As the men lay down to sleep, Kull has a strange dream. In it, he hears the sound of war and trumpets. He sees glorious vistas opening up before him.
He sees himself wearing a golden crown, and hears people shouting "King Kull! King Kull! The next morning, the men return to their village. They see that a young girl named Ala is about to be burned at the stake.
Ala dared to marry a Lemurian pirate, and was exiled for breaking the age-old feud. Kull finds himself bewildered and disgusted by the laws that insist a person must be put to death for marrying an enemy of their race. While the villagers are still too shocked to act, Kull turns and flees.
Kull climbs up the side of the cliff, and escapes by jumping into the sea. External links.
Kull of Atlantis
Publication date "Exile of Atlantis" is a short story by Robert E. Howard and is the first story written by Howard to feature his creation Kull , set in his fictional Thurian Age. This story would not be published until , in the Lancer book, King Kull. Plot[ edit ] Long before it became a great empire, the continent of Atlantis was populated by various tribes of barbarians. Three barbarians from the sea-mountain tribe — Kull, Am-ra, and Gor-na — camp for the night. Gor-na, the oldest, tells an ancient legend of a tiger who prayed to the moon for deliverance from pursuing hunters and was granted sanctuary, causing all tigers to worship the moon.
Exile of Atlantis
Fictional character biography[ edit ] Life in Atlantis[ edit ] Kull was born in pre-cataclysmic Atlantis c. East of Atlantis lay the ancient continent of Thuria , of which the northwest portion is divided among several civilized kingdoms. Note that the word "Thuria" never appears in any of the Kull stories. Both the valley and tribe were destroyed by a flood while Kull was still a toddler, leaving the young Kull to live as a feral child for many years.