(From Dev Blog 9)
Conan Exiles builds on and draws inspiration from these great sources. The events in Conan Exiles take place on Conan’s timeline between the stories Xuthal of the Dusk (The Slithering Shadow) and A Witch Shall be Born.
A deep story beneath the surface
You play as a condemned exile, crucified in the burning desert. It is Conan himself who cuts you down from the cross and frees you. Conan continues on his journey, but you must now try and survive in the harsh Exiled Lands.
But you are definitely not alone in the Exiled Lands. Large groups of exiles have banded together and formed dangerous factions. The Yog worshipping Darfari cannibals will be among the first you meet
An ancient civilization
Massive ruins left behind by an ancient civilization can be seen towering over the Exiled Lands. These huge spires, great bridges and impressive walls dominate the landscape