The Crimson Covenant
Tyr, The Maimed God of Justice
Tyr (pronounced TEER), also known as The Maimed God, is a 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 are more than likely to follow The Triad, as the patron of paladins Torm is one-third of the coalition.
Tyr’s dedication to upholding the values of law and order have often cost him and turned him into the maimed god that he is today. 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, works to teach Tyr to live with these disabilities, though in truth they are 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 is strong in the more civilized lands of the Realms. They are known for never refusing service or aid to the faithful when they are 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 considers slaying agents of evil to be honorable and worthy of the highest praise.