Dark Sun: The Tyrant of Tyr
Merchant House Vordon is responsible for maintaining the trade of iron ore from Tyr across all the Tablelands. Although once a powerful house, the last few years of Kalak’s reign have almost driven the guild into bankruptcy.
Templars in charge of the Ziggruat project have demanded the house divert all its resources towards completing the great monument as pressure mounts to finish the construction before the festival of the new year. As a result, Vordon, and most merchants in the city, has taken a significant hit. No one involved in commerce will turn a profit unless the iron trade is allowed to resume.
Thaxos Vordon, patriarch of the merchant house, has been forced to diversify his investment portfolio after negotiations with the High Council have proved fruitless. Therefore the leader of the Vordon house has sent his mercenaries out to find sources of “human capital” in the Tyr region. By acquiring slaves, and beasts, to fight in the upcoming tournament Thaxos might be able to come out of this crisis with his ego intact.