Always a powerful enemy to the worshipers of Set, Kalanthes has a long history that spans Hyboria. An old man now, he commands a powerful will and magic that arguably rivals any other soul on the continent.
There are many rumors and folktales about the high priest, some spanning back many years, which tell of his faith's war with the dark god. The very hand of Ibis, Kalanthes has battled the darkness for a very long time.
Kalanthes had crossed paths with the adventuring Conan several times. Their lives were at stake almost every time, but fate saw it to spare them repeatedly. Even the most horrid and powerful of Set's agents were unable to successfully take the high priest from this world-a feat that only a few can ever boast. The command of his faith and the gifts it bestows is dazzling and mysterious, when he chooses to use them. The high priest of Ibis would like to think himself a normal Nemedian man, but he knows the nature of destiny all too well to ignore it.
Kalanthes has made many allies, and counts a number of them as close friends. It seems that, like his old friend and comrade King Conan, he has pulled back from the front lines of the war against Set. There have been fewer stories of his magics, and the influence of the serpent god has not waned. Yet, there have been sightings of a man fitting a similar description around the beaches of Tortage-an island that few would call a place of peaceful retirement. It's as if he is waiting for someone