Sons of Tyranny
The Merchants’ District lies beside the ziggurat. Moving clockwise from the ziggurat, the Merchants’ District is bounded by the Warrens, the Nobles’ District, the Smiths’ District, and the Nobles’ District again. Caravan Way divides the Merchant District, ending in a loop around Iron Square where the most powerful trading families have their emporiums. All Athas’ largest trading houses maintain emporiums and agents in Tyr. Interspersed with these are the small traders who fill niche markets and handle spot cargo that the larger merchants have no room or desire for. Fierce rivalries and subtle intrigues punctuate the day-to-day business operations among the competitive merchants.