2,000 years after the Dragon’s Bane’s failure.“I live in a world of fire and sand. The crimson sun scorches the life from anything that crawls or flies, and storms of sand scour the foliage from the barren ground. This is a land of blood and dust, where tribes of feral elves sweep out of the salt plains to plunder lonely caravans, mysterious singing winds call travelers to slow suffocation in the Sea of Silt, and selfish Dragon kings squander their subjects’ lives building gaudy palaces and garish tombs. This bleak wasteland is Faerûn, and it is my home.” — The Wanderer’s JournalFaerûn is now a hot, arid planet covered with endless seas of dunes, lifeless salt flats, stony wastes, rocky badlands, thorny scrublands, and worse. F ...
Tyr: (based on the culture of Tyre, use to be Waterdeep)
King Kalak, the Tyrant of Tyr has allocated an inordinate number of slaves towards working to build his ziggurat, including those owned by the nobility
Even the iron mines, upon which Tyr’s economy is based have been shut down to allocate more resources to the ziggurat
Nobody knows what the ziggurat is for
Kalak’s Templars as well as his personal guard are all armed with iron swords
As in most of the city states, while Tyr’s Elven Market is always in the same area, the vendors are always changing from one day to the next.
Because most of the slave laborers have been working on the ziggurat, the remaining gladiatorial slaves have been putting on more and more impressive fights, rather than the barbarically uneven matches that were normally seen before. This in turn is increasing the draw that the games have to the point where seat prices have risen dramatically.
People are starting to whisper that King Kalak has gone mad.
Tyr is located in a valley along the edge of the Ringing Mountains
Taxes have also risen dramatically since Kalak began the construction of his ziggurat.
Rumor: Tyr was built atop the ruined foundations of an ancient city. Though many of the passages and byways are blocked off either by more recent construction, or shifting dunes, there are still many hidden access points to various locations under the city. This area is known as UnderTyr.