In the olden days there existed a time of barbaric splendor, when wickedness dripped as thickly from a cityâ€™s columns as its foundations were drenched in ancient wizardry. Generations struggled against enemy hordes at their walls while they sacrificed innocents to vile gods who laughed at their gullibility. Before those times there existed races undreamed of â€“ peoples from other worlds seeking dominion over the Earth and her primitive denizens. One such race was the serpent men who sought fervently during the reign of Kull of Valusia to rule over man. Toward this goal they brought many tokens of power to wield against mankind in their secret war. This tale is of one of them.