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Tyr (pronounced TEER), also known as The Maimed God, is the lawful good greater deity of law and justice and part of The Triad. His dogma is primarily concerned with the punishment of wrong-doers, and the general furthering of law and good in the world. Not coincidentally, these values are among those held by most paladins, many of whom were more than likely to follow The Triad, as the patron of paladins Torm is one-third of the coalition.
Tyr lost his right hand to Kezef the Chaos Hound, and his eyes were put out by Lord Ao when he questioned Ao’s decision that all the gods would be punished for failing to prevent Bane‘s theft of the Tablets of Fate. Ilmater, true to his ethos, worked to teach Tyr to live with these disabilities, though in truth they were not a great hindrance in view of his power as a greater god. Torm, being a god aware of his own past humanity, also aided Tyr by tempering the god’s zeal for justice with the gift of mercy.
The highly organized church of Tyr was strong in the more civilized lands of the Realms. They were known for never refusing service or aid to the faithful when they were in distress. To keep Tyr’s favor, one must respect fallen enemies, never make sacrifice of a corpse, and keep one’s alignment lawful good. Tyr considered slaying agents of evil to be honorable and worthy of the highest praise.
Knights of Holy Judgment – tended to attract paladins who emphasized the “lawful” part of their dedication to Tyr.
Knights of the Merciful Sword – tended to attract the paladins who emphasized the “good” part of their dedication to Tyr.
Hammers of Grimjaws – The very elite of Tyr’s paladins, members of the Hammers of Grimjaws were chosen from the best of the Knights of Holy Judgment and the Knights of the Merciful Sword.
The two other gods who made up The Triad are Ilmater and Torm.
Along with the Triad, Tyr was close to Lathander. He opposed the deities Bane, Cyric, Mask, Talona, and Talos.