"He had gone to Tyro expecting the rumours to be every bit as exaggerated as the rumours surrounding the shalledrim—and yet. And yet once he’d arrived, with the way they secluded themselves, the solid wall of secrecy they built, it had seemed like Tyro was hiding everything, to the point where he could never tell whether something was secret or not."

-The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming, Book One: Theory

A Secretive Community

One of three island nations that make up the Shatterlands, Tyro’s coast is lined with many jagged bluffs where the land was torn apart by the Shattering and slowly weathered down over time by the Shattered Sea. On a clear day, if you look closely, you might be able to catch a glimpse of light reflecting off of the great glass Shattering in the distance. The primary costal entry point is the trade town of Loaha, visited by Ronoah Genoveffa Elizzi-denna Pilanovani in 4909AS.

Tyro is home to the a-Meyehu people, referred to simply as the Tyrene by their Chiropolene trade partners. Very little of their culture is known to the outside world, as the a-Meheyu are an immensely private people. Living in such close proximity to the Shattering has made them subject to much uncomfortable speculation and gossip over the years, which they have responded to with even greater secrecy. However, if you enter Tyro with a pre-established contact family, you will be welcomed into their home with the greatest respect and hospitality, and with the understanding that if one of their own ever wishes to travel, you will host them in return.

The Remains of Ancient Monsters

The cliffs of Tyro are also home to many interesting ruins, including several temples left over from the early centuries post-Shattering. Though many would be uncomfortable to say it so directly, these temples are shrines to shalledrim that were worshipped as gods by humans of the ancient world. In 4782AS, these temples were studied closely by scholars out of the library in Padjenne, but local pushback shut the projects down before a proper excavation could be carried out. The project leader and noted shalledrim scholar Ntaggia Serasca-silia Padjenni suggested in her writings that this may be because the temple was not as abandoned as they had previously thought.

One notable find to come out of Tyro in the field of shalledrim studies was the body of the shalledra known as ‘Shannonai’ (KP-4232-43-6).  To this day, a skein of her hair is still available at the Library of Padjenne to be viewed by the most respected scholars in the field.

The Land and its People

A Secretive Community

One of three island nations that make up the Shatterlands, Tyro’s coast is lined with many jagged bluffs where the land was torn apart by the Shattering and slowly weathered down over time by the Shattered Sea. On a clear day, if you look closely, you might be able to catch a glimpse of light reflecting off of the great glass Shattering in the distance. The primary costal entry point is the trade town of Loaha, visited by Ronoah Genoveffa Elizzi-denna Pilanovani in 4909AS.

Tyro is home to the a-Meyehu people, referred to simply as the Tyrene by their Chiropolene trade partners. Very little of their culture is known to the outside world, as the a-Meheyu are an immensely private people. Living in such close proximity to the Shattering has made them subject to much uncomfortable speculation and gossip over the years, which they have responded to with even greater secrecy. However, if you enter Tyro with a pre-established contact family, you will be welcomed into their home with the greatest respect and hospitality, and with the understanding that if one of their own ever wishes to travel, you will host them in return.

The Secrets in the Bluffs

The Remains of Ancient Monsters

The cliffs of Tyro are also home to many interesting ruins, including several temples left over from the early centuries post-Shattering. Though many would be uncomfortable to say it so directly, these temples are shrines to shalledrim that were worshipped as gods by humans of the ancient world. In 4782AS, these temples were studied closely by scholars out of the library in Padjenne, but local pushback shut the projects down before a proper excavation could be carried out. The project leader and noted shalledrim scholar Ntaggia Serasca-silia Padjenni suggested in her writings that this may be because the temple was not as abandoned as they had previously thought.

One notable find to come out of Tyro in the field of shalledrim studies was the body of the shalledra known as ‘Shannonai’ (KP-4232-43-6).  To this day, a skein of her hair is still available at the Library of Padjenne to be viewed by the most respected scholars in the field.