“He did not care any more… life and death… the same. Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury. He began to realize his sense of worth… he mattered. In time, his victories could not easily be counted… he was taken to the east, a great prize, where the war masters would teach him the deepest secrets. But, always, there remained the discipline of steel.” – The Wizard from Conan the Barbarian, Art by Karmo Ruusmaa.