Massacre at Venarium

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Ville Vuorinen

" '..They tried to colonize the southern marches of Cimmeria: destroyed few small clans, built a fort-town, Venarium - you've heard the tale.' 'So I have indeed,' replied Balthus wincing. The memory of that red disaster was a black blot in the chronicles of a proud and war-like people. 'My uncle was at Venarium when the Cimmerians swarmed over the walls. He was one of the few who escaped the slaughter. I've heard him tell the tale, many a time. The barbarians swept out of the hills in a ravening horde, without warning, and stormed Venarium with such a fury that no could stand before them. Men, women and children were butchered. Venarium reduced to a mass of charred ruins, as it is to this day. The Aquilonians were driven back across the marches, and have never since tried to colonize the Cimmerian country. But you speak of Venarium familiarly. Perhaps you were there?' 'I was,' grunted the other. 'I was one the horde that swarmed over the hills..' " - Beyond the Black River, Robert E. Howard


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