High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xaltotun is an evil wizard from Robert E. HOward's stories about Conan the Barbarian. HE appears in The Hour of the Dragon as an ancient resurrected wizard, and serves as the main enemy to Conan. MUch of the book revolves around Conan's quest to retrieve the Heart of Ahriman in order to defeat the wizard. XAltotun is by far the most dangerous black wizard Conan ever faces, in any of the Conan stories. COnan regularly destroys black wizards through brute force and determined frontal attack - in fact, one of his favourite sayings is "A stout blade is a hearty incantation".