Dark Sun: Spirit Champions
Recent History of Tyr
Tyr was ruled by king Kalak for a thousand years of terror. He was iron fisted and refused to listen to his council of city elders. Drawing near the end of his reign, Kalak began the construction of a massive pyramid in the arena. None were sure what the structure was for until the entire population was called to the arena to watch the Ziggurat games. As soon as the fight ended (which featured the champion Mul gladiator Rikus and his fighting partner Neeva) a great Obsidian structure shot through the pyramid and began to drain the life out of the spectators. None could escape, for the gates had been closed and could not be opened from the inside. The reason became apparent: Kalak was accelerating his transformation into a Dragon by robbing all the citizens of their life energies. At the last moment, Rikus would strike Kalak with the Heartwood spear, and although this did not kill the evil king, a band of heroes would finally end Kalak’s one thousand year reign of evil.