By Loren L. Coleman
The military of Kern "Wolf-Eye" has been scattered, and because the useless are buried, the tribes assemble to decide on new leaders.
To end up his worthy, Kern needs to search out the home of Crom, the place rests a weapon of legend which may kill any guy, beast, or god. For in his center he understands that no longer all glory lies at the battlefield, and that there's no sacrifice too nice to sing one final tune of victory.
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Translated from Russian through Julia Meitov Hersey
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Age of Conan: Songs of Victory: Legends of Kern, Volume 3 by Loren L. Coleman