Dark Sun: The Tyrant of Tyr
The iron mines of Tyr are the largest of their type in the Tablelands. The presence of the ore was one of the principal reasons Tyr was established only two days’ travel from the mine. Death has always been associated with the mines. Miners die from unexpected cave-ins and the natural hazards of the mines. Still others die from the “hej-kin’s curse.”
The “curse” takes one to three men a month. A worker who felt fine the day before may suddenly feel weakened. Some days or weeks later, he might suddenly keel over dead, a victim of the alleged curse.
Hej-kin raids have plagued the mines. The subterranean race dwells throughout the natural catacombs that riddle the foothills and nearby mountains.