Thank you very much for your writings !
To my mind, this scenario would be great if it was a kind of "Hyborian Splinter Cells" and not only a bloodshed in the orgy room.
I have the feeling that to only consider the last part of the scenario would reduce the pleasure of this scenario (same thing for me for an other scenario that I hope we will work on an other day: the tower of the serpent).
In fact, Conan and his friends are kind of Ninjas in this scenario...But during this battle I think It is difficult for Conan to resist to his wish to kill every one and to destroy everything... Maybe it is something to use to make the scenario better... Conan should do his best to avoid a kind of blood thirsty madness (like a shark when it "detects" first blood) and keep control of himself and thus to not lost too much time with bloodshed. Nevertheless, to kill is sometimes necessary...So find a balance between the main purpose of the mission and his wish of revenge could be great! Maybe with specific Conan self control tests after each deaths to avoid him to become a kind of berserker ?
As an example, I don't think an other commando would have lost time to push the giant marmite through the stairs ? This is to discuss...
Moreover, I think that it should be very difficult for Conan to leave the cave when he faced Rexor & Thorgrim. I thing the fall of the central pillar brought him back to reason, otherwise he might be dead, blinded by his revenge ? Maybe it was a God action to say him "Conan it is time to go away" ?
Note: in a first version of the Conan arrival in the Orgy Room, Milius would like Conan killed the first woman he met...But as this scene showed a worse vision of what was Conan, Milius changed the scene and the woman was only pushed. For me, this was a mistake like the scene in Star Wars, in the Cantina where Lucas made Greedo attacked first Han Solo in the last version of the movie: Solo is a selfish rascal and not a white knight ... Human are complexe and often their darkness overcome their values...and for Conan it is the same thing and besides Conan is a barbarian!
I think this scenario should begin with the arrival in the caves, the displacement through shadows across the kitchen and the corridors before to take place in the orgy room at strategic points to act quickly and efficiently. Then to leave through the corridor (through a balcony with a rope (as in the comics)) to go back to horses.
Heroes purposes: avoid guards supervision of the place and control the Conan's thirst of revenge, capture the princess as fast as possible. Each turn danger increases and risk of arrival of many well armed-guards and beast mans is important.
I have some remarks/questions:
Do not understand why Princess Yasmina could die ? For me no one want the princess to be killed. It is not the same thing that in the BOTM scenario. So I will supress this option. For me princess is a kind of item in this scenario that could only trigger an alert ?
For me Thulsa Doom is becoming a snake only to go to feed himself somewhere or to go to practice a dark ritual. To my opinion, he didn't detect the attack if not an army would have been arrived faster. But this is to discuss !