The people of Zingara

History and politicsEdit

Zingarans descend from a band of primitives, who were distant relatives to the Shemites, who settled the valley of Zingg and there evolved an advanced agricultural system. However they were invaded by the nearby Picts who settled among them, creating a mixed race. These were later conquered by one of the Hyborian tribe, who founded the kingdom.

The proud Zingarans often revolted against Aquilonia, despite savage retaliations. Zingaran mercenaries contributed to the western armies against the Hyrkanian invasion.

When Zingara was attacked by the Picts, thousands of Zingarans fled the slaughter into Argos, only to be captured by the westward-sweeping Hyrkanians, who resettled them in Zamora.

When the Hyrkanian empire fell to the Nordics, the Hyrkanians took Zingarans and Zamorians to the east with them and were settled together forming a mixed race. From those came the gypsies.

Population and culture Edit

The brown skinned people of Zingara are proud and commonly wear mustaches. They are known for chivalry and exotic habits.

Zingarans have mixed with the southern Aquilonians, especially thse in Poitain. Admixture has been extensive in Argos, resulting to strong Zingaran strain.[1]

The Zingarans are by nature neither explorers nor colonists. Zingarans wield swords with power and effect, swearing prodigiously, and are quite oblivious to all wounds except those instantly fatal. Armor and garments are rich and ornate, after the fashion of a Zingaran grandee.

Characters Edit

  • King Rimanendo (assassinated by guards hoping to gain favor with Mordermi)
  • King Mordermi (thrown off parapet by Conan and torn to shreds by angry mob)
  • King Ferdrugo
  • Princess Chabela
  • Duke Villagro
  • Count Valenso Korzetta
  • Belesa - his niece
  • Galbro
  • Black Zarono
  • Bloody Tranicos


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