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Tyrador is a city and municipality of Hurmu, and is the capital of Transprinitica. Located on the inlet caused by the Tyranus River in the Bay of Shields, it is Hurmu's primary port facing onto the Northern Sea. Annexed to Hurmu in 1702 AN.


Tyrador serves as the seat of government for the Viceroy, appointed by the Order of the Holy Lakes, as well as his Board of Control.

Tyrador is subject to a Superintendent Inspector, appointed by the Viceroy, each being supported by an inspector of the peace and eight officers of the peace with a detachment of eight rangers, sixty-four wardens, and five-hundred and twelve volunteer specialists of the Hurmu Fyrð. The city further has a ten-man Advisory Council, appointed by the superintendent, with responsibility for reporting the decisions of the government to the populace, and for facilitating the gathering of manpower levies, taxes, and tithes.

Garrison & security

The Jääkieli Regiment, consisting of 751 auxiliaries evacuated from Jaaland in 1707 AN, were resettled in Tyrador where they were placed under the discipline of the General Inspectorate of Apollonia Command.

The port and harbour of Tyrador remained, as of 1728 AN, under the control of the 150th Port and Maritime Regiment of the Hurmu Fyrð.

Tyrador Airfield, adjacent to the main settlement, is controlled by the 151st Aviation Base Regiment of the Hurmu Fyrð.

The Tyrador Cantonments of the BUDF, colocated at Tyrador Airfield following the 1719–1720 civil conflict, served as a major logistical hub for the 15 Kavallerifördelningen, which operated under the command of Viric Merrick until its departure in 1731 AN.

During 1728 AN the 179th Guards Regiment of Foot Esquires was established at Tyrador with a new barracks and citadel constructed adjacent to the Viceroy's Palace within the city.

Foreign missions in residence

Tyrador is home to a Senyan consulate, which is located in the city primarily to assist Senyan business passing through the port of Tyrador.

Çakaristan has a consulate in the city.



Largely a military and trading port, Tyrador facilitated Novatainian ships travelling east, to Shireroth and around to New Myzoria, and also trade by land and sea with Kildare to the south. Though smaller than the ports of Espurince, Rizacktor and St Nova's, Tyrador was nevertheless a key trading location because of its location as the western most trade port in Gralus. Not only did many exports leave from this city; imports destined for New Territory, New North Lovely and Niktoria almost always made their way through this city. Thus the small size of the port had been made up for by being the most efficient port in Novatainia, with ships coming and going all hours of the day and night, under the huge spotlights of the port.

Within the city itself, Tyrador's buildings had a somewhat New Brittanian feel, but the strongest architectural influence was undoubtedly that of Atacama, the southern most trade port in Gralus. Gaining a reputation as "The City that Never Sleeps" because of its port facilities, Tyrador became a prominent gambling locations, epitomised by the Star Casino. The hundred-metre star shining atop the casino could be seen even far out to sea, and threatened to outshine the port at night. It certainly outshone the moon.

Owned and operated by VBNC, the Star Casino hosted all manner of gambling activities. Craps, blackjack and roulette were popular, as well as the star pokies, incorporating a possibly unique four symbol system. Four stars yielded the highest payout, a thousand GELT, though such a prize has yet to be won. Moreover, it was one of few casinos to allow the playing of Cripple Mr Onion, a game that originated in The Dysk. The Casino also hosted regular poker tournaments and was the favoured destination for the big players, who could be assured private rooms and waiting security guards, should a game turn ugly. There were rumours, denied by both the Star Casino and NISB, that a game of poker in this casino was the only weakness of many a fine NISB agent.

During the era of abandonment

The city's favourable location as an anchorage permitting access to the northern and north-eastern portion of the Apollonian continent led to it being used as a covert ESB supply depot and forward operating base, usually operated on behalf of Shirerithian interests during the Sxiro-Jingdaoese Confrontation. As a venue for putting ashore agents and landing supplies for local assets, the ESB facility at Tyrador, ostensibly a meteorological station, saw discrete service during the Hammish Civil War and the War of Lost Brothers. After the Kalirion Fracture brought Shirerithian involvement with the establishment necessarily to a close, the Honourable Company in Apollonia nonetheless maintained a skeleton crew there which was subsequently able to receive a landing party from the MV Auld Laddie during 1697 AN-1698 AN when a considerable consignment of small arms were put ashore for distribution amongst anti-Jing rebels during the Post-Chidao Troubles. This however brought unwelcome attention from devolved primitives of locality, the descendants of the survivors of fallen Gralus, and after a protracted siege was seen off only with difficulty, it was decided to withdraw ESB personnel from the site once the weapons transfer had been concluded.

Hurmudan governance

The settlement was initially under the authority of a Commandant appointed by the Hurmu Peace Corps, being initially in 1702 AN, with the raising of the Hurmu flag over the Gralan ruins of the old city, the Inspector of the Peace Frederik Michael Tarjeisson. Subsequently, with the formation of a more permanent administration, responsibility for the city was placed in the hands of Superintendent Inspector of the Peace Albert Henning. The superintendent further received a staff headed by an inspector of the peace and under him eight officers of the peace, with a detachment of eight rangers, sixty-four wardens, and five-hundred and twelve volunteer specialists of the peace corps.

Ten notables of the settlement were chosen to participate in an Advisory Council; these being a renegade Jing princeling of doubtful provenance, an independent trader, a representative of the Köping Tea Company, the elder of a fishing village two miles down the coast, a mineral prospector, an aid worker from the Red Orchid Society, a schismatic missionary of the Church of Elwynn, a shipwrecked mariner who claimed Meckelnburghish citizenship, the owner of a trading caravan which encamped outside the city to service the garrison, and the owner of a travelling brothel which had followed the trading caravan and set up an encampment to service both the trader's encampment and the garrison.

The somewhat disreputable council was not revived after the 1719–1720 Hurmu civil conflict.

Economy and infrastructure

ESB residency

The Resident in Tyrador since 1721 AN has been Theophilus Ochterlony, an Honoured Son of Ransenari provenance. Prior to the 1719–1720 Hurmu civil conflict, the interests of the Honourable Company in the port had formerly been represented by various commercial agents of the Transprinitican Railroad Company.


The city is the site of a major terminal on the Ghawlama to Askuhafn route of the Apollonian Express, with services connecting to Grøßenburg, Jingbei, and Markusarvik. The station, track, and rolling stock, is exclusively owned by the Transprinitican Railroad Company, established in 1708 AN as a subsidiary of the Apollonian Directorate of the Honourable Company.

A major road link, proceeding southwesterly out of the city, leads towards the border crossing into Nuristan and onwards to the regional capital of Prasun.

Tyrador is connected to Senya through a ferry and freighter services that operates between the city and Port Nelson, as well as another service to Vancona in the Senyan protectorate of Tiana.