Amalric was the baron of Tor in Nemedia. Having huge resources at his disposal, he secretly wanted to create his own empire. To make this happen, he was part of the party that raised Xaltotun from the dead in order to dethrone Conan so that Nemedia could conquer Aquilonia. They managed to capture Conan, and then Aquilonia fell quickly, believing Conan to be dead. Conan managed to escape his captivity, and raised an army to meet the armies of the Nemedians that now ruled Aquilonia. Conan and his army beat the Nemedians, and Amalric was killed by Pallantides.