In the Hyborian Age, dreamed by Robert E. Howard and inhabited by Conan of Cimmeria, the Free Companions were a band of hard-bitten mercenaries, a group of rootless warriors from every nation: swords for hire, grim-faced freebooters!

Imagine that we have discovered a mystical doorway into another dimension, which leads into the Hyborian Age. We must train ourselves for entry into this portal and there join the Free Companions. Who would dare join us in this adventure!?

If you are lucky enough to read Robert E. Howard's blazing tales of adventure featuring the bloody-handed Conan the Cimmerian, perhaps simply reading the yarns is not good enough for you.

How do you celebrate and explore this world? Video games? 20-year-old movies? If you're like me, you visualize Conan himself at your back, urging you to put your boots in the dust, get outside and swing a sword around in your backyard like Conan's creator Robert E. Howard!

Robert E. Howard and his friends pose with swords!

Free Companions discussion group on Yahoo!

An Introduction to the Cimmerian Language NEW!

The Barbarian Athlete - A series of articles on the Cimmerian Art Of War, soon to find its way into a book!

My Nemedian Outfit - Rick Johnson's construction of a persona and costume for the Hyborian Age! NEW!

The Hyborian Circle - Our friend Andradir is putting together an allied group in Germany!

Thor the Barbarian - Thor is a member in good standing of the Free Companions. If you're in Pennsylvania, join him on his adventures!

Middle Earth  Ranger - Andy applies real-world experiences to re-creating the world of Tolkien's Middle Earth rangers. He is located in Stuttgart, Germany.

Hyborian Tales - If you are lucky enough to be in the United Kingdom, ring up Ian Sturrock, he just might have an adventure for you.

"Barbarism is the natural state of mankind, civilization is unnatural. It is a whim of circumstance. And barbarism must always ultimately triumph."
- Beyond the Black River by Robert E. Howard

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