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Tyr is located on the Tablelands, near the Ringing Mountains. It was one of the few cities with an Iron mine and was thus quite wealthy.

The History of Tyr[]

Tyr was ruled by Sorcerer-King Kalak for a thousand years in a reign of terror. He was iron-fisted and refused to listen to his council of city elders. Drawing near the end of his reign, Kalak began the construction of a massive ziggurat in the arena. None were sure what the structure was for until the entire population was called to the arena to watch the Ziggurat games. As soon as the fight ended (which featured the champion Mul gladiator Rikus and his fighting partner Neeva) a great obsidian structure shot through the ziggurat and began to drain the life out of the spectators. None could escape, for the gates had been closed and could not be opened from the inside. The reason became apparent: Kalak was accelerating his transformation into a Dragon by robbing all the citizens of their life energies. At the last moment, Rikus would strike Kalak with the Heartwood Spear, and although this did not kill the evil king, a band of heroes would finally end Kalak's thousand-year reign of evil.


  • The Caravan District
  • Artisan District
  • Smith's District
  • Merchant's District
  • Noble District
  • The Warrens
  • The Stadium of Tyr
  • The Ziggurat of Kalak
  • The Golden City
  • The Golden Tower

Trade Houses[]

Trade House

  • House Vordon - Primary Iron trading house based in Tyr. Specifically for Tyr to Altaruk, Balic, and Urik.
  • House Wavir - Based in Balic.
  • House Shom - Based in Nibenay.
  • House Tsalaxa - Based in Draj.
  • House Stel - Based in Urik.
  • House M'ke - Based in Raam.
  • House Inika - Based in Gulg.
  • House Troika - New Trading House based in Tyr.
  • House Ianto - Based in a Fortress south of Tyr.

Famous Residents of Tyr[]

See Also[]


Walter Baas (August 1993). DSS1: City-State of Tyr. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-56076-629-8.