Tyr

Tyr lies in a small valley among the foothills of the Ringing Mountains. Although not the largest city of the Tablelands, it is considered one of the most important due to its political clout, location, and great (by Athasian standards) reserves of Iron ore in the nearby mountains. A single caravan trading route connects Tyr to the network of roads that link the major cities of the Tablelands. This is not to imply that elven traders do not use other routes of their own devising, but there is only a single navigable pass for the larger caravans.


Geography

•In the West of the Tyr Region, nestled against the West flank of the Ringing Mountains.

•The nearest city-state is Urik, City of Lions, to the Northeast.

•East of Tyr, across the Great Alluvial Sand Wastes, lie The Tablelands.


At a Glance

Tyr History

Crime, Punishment, Trade and Commerce

•Previously ruled by King Kalak, now the only city-state without a sorcerer-king.

•Kalak’s assassination threw the city into unrest- Tithian, Kalak’s most senior Templar, ascended the throne.

•Tithian immediately declared slavery abolished, and restricted Arena combat to 10 days each month. This has resulted in the Arena days being an often anticipated event each month. The sudden lack of slavery has also put a vast unrest and downturn in local economy.

•A great many factions pull at the power centers of Tyr, each vying for a larger slice of the pie in the wake of Kalak’s death. Tithian fell two years ago after betraying the city and his allies in pursiut of becoming a Sorcerer-King himself. Upon his defeat in a massive battle a storm ripped over the Silt Sea which is now called the Cerulean Storm and it is said that Tithian’s essence powers the storm.


Culture

•Tyr is currently in a state of upheaval, as the old order clashes with the new. While many Templars have remained, loyal to King Tithian, others have either fled or had been forced out. In the last few years since Tithian’s death, some of the Templars see this as an opportunity to regain power. With the power struggles at the top of the social order in battle, the lower classes are left to deal with the lack of work and general lawlessness the last dozen years since the freedom of all slaves in Tyr. Its culture may be compared with Ancient Tyre, of Phoenicia.


Notable Features and Places

Main Districts of Tyr:

Elven Market
Bard’s Quarter
Shadow Square
The Warrens
Caravan Gate and Caravan Way
Merchant District
Noble District
Smith’s District
Kalak’s Ziggurat
The Gladiatorial Stadium
Artisan District and Artisan Way
The Stadium Gate
Templar’s District
King’s Gardens
The Grand Gate
Golden Tower

Other Areas of Interest:

The Iron Mines of Tyr
Under Tyr
The School of Thought
Ringing Mountains


People and Personalities

Merchant Houses in Tyr and their respective home city:

House Wavir (Balic)
House Tsalaxa (Draj)
House Inika (Gulg)
House Shom (Nibenay)
House M’Ke (Raam)
House Vordon (Tyr)
House Stel (Urik)
House Ianto (lesser house in Tyr)

Noble Houses of Tyr:

House Talux
House Korok
House Syda
House Myre
House Kohlete
House Asticles
House Mericles
House Pollus
House Minthur
House Tyrthani
House Turax

Other organizations:

Tyr Government
The Tyrian Guard
The Veiled Alliance
Thieves, Minstrels and Assassins


Tyr

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