Age of Conan Character Creation Guide

Age of Conan Character Creation Guide  

Age of Conan Character Creation Guide

 

Character creation is quite possibly the most important moment of your gaming career.  Once you've set these decisions in stone, it isn't so easy to go back and start over if you've found you have made a poor first choice.

While you can't know for sure which race and class combo you will mesh with perfectly, it does help to do just a bit of research ahead of time.  Age of Conan is NOT an all race/all class game, so if you have been hoping to play a Stygian Conqueror, you are unfortunately out of luck.

This Character Creation Guide will assist you in your pre-planning.  Here you will find an overview of each race in game, screenshots of both the male and female character models, a brief background, and the list of classes each race may play.

If you'd like to know more about any given class listed here, please click on the class name and you'll be taken to a class guide that will give you in depth information for each class.

Aquilonians

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“I found Aquilonia in the grip of a pig like you – one who traced his genealogy for a thousand years. The land was torn with the wars of the barons, and the people cried out under suppression and taxation. Today no Aquilonian noble dares maltreat the humblest of my subjects, and the taxes of the people are lighter than anywhere else in the world.”

–– The Scarlet Citadel, Robert E. Howard

 

The Aquilonians are a people divided behind a front of unity, and threatened behind a show of dominance. Their kingdom, the so-called Flower of the West, is the unrivalled jewel of Hyboria. It is a land of prosperous cities, great wealth, enlightened culture, with a king-sanctioned order of religious freedom, where no faith shall be oppressed. Yet for all the kingdomÂ’s vaunted glories and despite the actions of its popular monarch, King Conan I, it is a land where culture clashes and the chaos of unrest always threaten the populace.

 

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  • Mage not available for this race

 

Cimmerians

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"Perhaps it's the land they live in," answered the king. "A gloomier land never was— all of hills, darkly wooded, under skies nearly always gray, with winds moaning drearily down the valleys."

"Little wonder men grow moody there," quoth Prospero with a shrug of his shoulders, thinking of the smiling sun-washed plains and blue lazy rivers of Poitain, Aquilonia's southernmost province."

"They have no hope here or hereafter," answered Conan. "Their gods are Crom and his dark race, who rule over a sunless place of everlasting mist, which is the world of the dead. Mitra! The ways of the Æsir were more to my liking."

—The Phoenix on the Sword, Robert E. Howard


A shroud hangs over the people of Cimmeria. While one might assume it is the pall of the dark weather overhead, eternally threatening grim days and violent storms, the truth is that the Cimmerians live under a shroud of impending doom. As the Hyborian Age enters its final centuries, few people feel it as acutely as the northern barbarian clans. It is a subconscious sensation—more a subtle, ever-present melancholy than any true emotion. But it is there, in the blood and bones of every Cimmerian. They all feel it. They each sense, deep within, the end is coming.

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  • Mage not available for this race

 

Stygians

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Under the caverned pyramids great Set coils asleep; Among the shadows of the tombs his dusky people creep. I speak the Word from the hidden gulfs that never knew the sun- Send me a servant for my hate, oh scaled and shining One!

-The Phoenix on the Sword, Robert E. Howard

 

Dominated by a ruthless theocracy dedicated to the worship of the serpent-god Set, the Stygians are masters of occult secrets and diabolic lore. The scholarship is legendary and their mastery of the magical arts is without equal anywhere in the known world. Unlike the Hyborian kingdoms the Stygians care little for what goes on beyond their borders; while the Aquilonians and the Nemedians measure their worth in castles and glittering armies, the scholar-priests of Stygia care nothing for such trifles. They learned long ago that true power lies in knowledge and in pacts with dark powers older than the cosmos itself.

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  • Soldier not available for this race

 

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