Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Bob Smith
- Assassins in Kaambuka don't seem to believe in being inconspicuous. They tend to dress like circus performers.
- Theran is consistently misspelled "Theron" is this issue.
Pits, particularly with amorphous monstrosities, are a sword and sorcery genre staple, though this may be more common in sword and sorcery comics than prose.
Black lotus is the source of a deadly poison in stories by Robert E. Howard, among them "Tower of the Elephant."
Harrarh may have been inspired by Harrar, an important ancient city in Ethiopia.