Located in the shadow of the Ringing Mountains, Tyr has had a long history as a prosperous city-state. Its main asset is its armoury; Tyr controls perhaps the last iron mine in Athas, and though the richest seams are long gone, a constant stream of slaves toil endlessly to extract its remaining ore.
Tyr’s ruler, Kalak, is one of the more visible Sorcerer-Kings, and until recently was regularly seen executing rebels or watching gladitorial games from the balconies of his palace. In recent years he has become a recluse, and has directed all his efforts towards the contruction of a ziggurat in the centre of Tyr. It is nearing completion, but even so Kalak has used more and more resources to try and finish it faster, neglecting the iron mine and even the basic necessities of Tyr. None know his purpose, but even the nobles and freemen of Tyr are beginning to speak of rebellion, as the city’s economy has ground to a halt and its people are going hungry and thirsty.