Warlord (vol. 1) #17 (January 1979)
Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- This is the first glimpse we get of Skartaris's "Wizard World" past.
- Despite everything he's seen is Skartaris, Morgan seems to find the former existence of elves and goblins difficult to believe.
- The Hellfire Gem is named in a caption, but the story's characters never learn it.
Timgad is the name of a North African city founded by the Roman Emperor Trajan circa 100 AD. It was finally abandoned after being sacked by the Berbers in the 7th Century, and was swallowed over the centuries that followed by the encroaching Sahara. It had been forgotten by history until it was excavated in 1881.
The name "Ogir" perhaps derives from "Ogier the Dane" a legendary character from the French chanson de geste, or it may have just been suggested by the word "ogre." Except for his red skin, Ogir Falconeye's appearance is informed by traditional portrayals of elves (Santa's elves, Keebler elves, Marvel's Elf with a Gun), pre-Tolkien influence.