Tides of Pirates
Tyrgard is the largest of the Core Isles and functions as both the geographic and political center of Tyrgard Empire and, in many ways, of the Central Seafold. It is the home-island of humans, and the location of the largest city in Persus, Hawksgate. Though Tyrgard has the largest population of any Core Isle, the relatively large size of the landmass means that large portions of the island are still unsettled.
The unique shape of the island, with the twin peninsulas of the Jaws sweeping southward to form a natural harbor around the capital, allows for effective defense from approaching vessels. This geographical feature would prove crucial during the Telmeric Wars. Today, it allows the Empire to maintain a tight hold on any trade going into or out of Hawksgate. Combined with the Empire’s zero-tolerance policy for piracy, this makes Tyrgard one of the most dangerous islands in the world for a pirate, but by no means discourages all pirate activity— the lure of the Empires riches is too great for some.