A city-state is itself a small kingdom, each created by a Sorcerer-King. The goverments of each are different based upon the whims of the Sorcerer-King who founded the particular city. A majority of the population of Athas lies within these seven massive cities. And most of the small towns and villages around the Tyr region are claimed by a particular city-state.

Balic – The southernmost city of the Tyr Region, formerly ruled by the Sorcerer-King Andropinis.

Draj – Located on a vast mud flat in the northeastern area of the Tyr Region, Draj was formerly ruled by the brutal, expansionist Sorcerer-King Tectuktitlay.

Gulg – Ruled by the ‘forest-goddess’, Sorcerer-Queen Lalali-Puy, Gulg is unique among the city-states due to its construction from living materials of the forest instead of stone and brick.

Nibenay – Nibenay is located closer to the center of the Tyr Region, just to the east of the city-state of Gulg. Nibenay is ruled by Sorcerer-King Nibenay.

Raam – The largest city-state in the Tyr Region, Raam was ruled by the Sorcerer-Queen Abalach-re. However, it is now filled with chaos, an armed camp divided among various struggling factions.

Tyr – Tyr is located just to the east of the Ringing Mountains. Tyr was ruled by the Sorcerer-King Kalak until his overthrow on the verge of his ascension.

Urik – Urik is a highly efficient, militarized city-state ruled by the Sorcerer-King Hamanu, the self-proclaimed ‘King of the World’.

Villages & Towns

Kled – A dwarven settlement just east of Tyr.

Adventurer Interests

Bodach – The ruins of the ancient City-State Bodach.


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