Tyr the Skaald

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Tyr the Skaald
Norn elder m.jpg
Affiliation Norn
Type Norn
Service Hero skill trainer
Historian
Level(s) 20
Campaign Eye of the North
Tyr the Skaald is a Norn Storyteller, whose duties include being a historian and a hero skill trainer.

Tyr gives out empty Hero's Handbooks and Master Dungeon Guides (both normal mode and hard mode versions) to characters. He also accepts filled books and gives the appropriate Norn rewards for them.

Location[edit]

Skills offered[edit]

Warrior Warrior Ranger Ranger Monk Monk Necromancer Necromancer Mesmer Mesmer
Elementalist Elementalist Assassin Assassin Ritualist Ritualist Paragon Paragon Dervish Dervish

Dialogue[edit]

Standard dialogue
"So you're the little one causing so much trouble. I've heard about you, <character name>. I'm a Skaald...a teller of stories. I collect tales of great deeds from everyone and retell them in my own special idiom! If I tell other Norn about your achievements, I can make you a real hero. But to increase your reputation, you'll need to provide specific details about what you've done. Write it all down and bring it to me, so I can craft your tales of greatness."
"As an added bonus, if your reputation increases enough, you can earn Hero skill points, which you can spend to teach your Heroes new skills."
I look forward to it! How can I increase my reputation?
(below rank 10)
"You'll see Norn hunting parties while you travel. Lend them your aid and they'll sing songs about you at the fireside. I will then pass those tales along to everyone else."
"Oh, and be sure to keep extensive notes in the books you carry; written evidence of your achievements help me keep your tales complete, thus improving your reputation."
Written evidence?
"Most people can't remember what they had for breakfast, let alone how many beasts they killed last week. That's why the numbers...and sizes...always get bigger in the re-telling. So, I ask everyone to write it all down, and let me decide where to embellish. So, when you help Jora with her quests, record it in a Hero's Handbook, and list any brave deeds you accomplish below ground in a Master Dungeon Guide. I have plenty of blank copies of both books."
"Keep an eye out during your travels for other books to detail your tales as well. You'll need to find those on your own, though."
Yes I would like an empty Hero's Handbook.
"You'll see Norn hunting parties while you travel. Lend them your aid and they'll sing songs about you at the fireside. I will then pass those tales along to everyone else."
"Oh, and be sure to keep extensive notes in the books you carry; written evidence of your achievements help me keep your tales complete, thus improving your reputation."
Yes I would like an empty Master Dungeon Guide.
"You'll see Norn hunting parties while you travel. Lend them your aid and they'll sing songs about you at the fireside. I will then pass those tales along to everyone else."
"Oh, and be sure to keep extensive notes in the books you carry; written evidence of your achievements help me keep your tales complete, thus improving your reputation."
⇒ Look at my Hero's Handbook.
(with an incomplete book which cannot be turned in and Tyr can't fill out pages for)
"This Hero's Handbook isn't even halfway finished. I can do nothing with this, human! I can't tell half a tale!"
No I'll be on my way.
(with an incomplete book which Tyr can fill out pages for)
"Accomplishments are recorded in your Hero's Handbook only if you're carrying the book in your inventory when you achieve them. I see your Hero's Handbook is missing # pages for things you've accomplished. I can add these unwritten tales for # gold. That way you won't need to repeat anything you've already done.
Yes Sounds good. (Pay #)
"There you go. You might want to keep that with you in the future. You can save yourself some coin by filling it out yourself."
No No thanks.
(with a complete book, or an incomplete book which can be turned in and Tyr can't fill out pages for)
"Most impressive, human. What you have recorded here in your Hero's Handbook tells the tale of a true Norn hero. I will take this and use it to compose your tale. In exchange, you will earn:"
"# Norn reputation points"
"# Gold"
"# Experience"
YesYes, take the book.
NoI think I'll hold onto it a little longer.
⇒ Look at my Master Dungeon Guide.
(with an incomplete book which cannot be turned in and Tyr can't fill out pages for)
"This Master Dungeon Guide isn't even halfway finished. I can do nothing with this, human! I can't tell half a tale!"
(with an incomplete book which Tyr can fill out pages for)
"You have completed # of 18 pages in the Master Dungeon Guide. If you give me this book, I could compose a decent tale to share with the other Norn. In return, you will earn:"
"# Norn reputation points"
"# Gold"
"# Experience"
Yes Yes, take the book.
No I think I'll hold onto it a little longer.
(with a complete book, or an incomplete book which can be turned in and Tyr can't fill out pages for)
Most impressive, human. What you have recorded here in your Master Dungeon Guide tells the tale of a true Norn hero. I will use this to compose your tale. In exchange, you will earn:
"40,000 Norn reputation points"
"8,000 Gold"
"80,000 Experience"
Yes Yes, take the book.
No I think I'll hold onto it a little longer.
⇒ Here is a completed Hero's Handbook. (dialogue option no longer available)
(with an incomplete book)
"This Hero's Handbook isn't finished! What are you thinking, human? I can't tell half a tale!"
(with a complete book)
"Most impressive, human. What you have recorded here in your Hero's Handbook tells the tale of a true Norn hero. I will use this to compose your saga, which will increase your reputation by +2,500 Norn reputation points. Of course, that means you have to give me the book."
"You can get another blank book if you plan to perform more deeds of note, but you will then have to start over. Are you sure you want to give me your book?
YesYes, take the book.
NoI think I'll hold onto it a little longer.
⇒ Here is a completed Master Dungeon Guide. (dialogue option no longer available)
(with an incomplete book)
"This Master Dungeon Guide isn't finished! What are you thinking, human? I can't tell half a tale!"
(with a complete book)
"Most impressive, human. What you have recorded here in your Master Dungeon Guide tells the tale of a true Norn hero. I will use this to compose your saga, which will increase your reputation by +2,500 Norn reputation points. Of course, that means you have to give me the book."
"You can get another blank book if you plan to perform more dedes of note, but you will then have to start over. Are you sure you want to give me your book?
YesYes, take the book.
NoI think I'll hold onto it a little longer.
(at rank 10)
"Ah, human! You've surely got the blood of the bear coursing through your body! You'll be accepted at any Norn campfire in the north."
I'm interested in skills for my heroes.
"Among the Norn, even a tale-teller knows how to fight and to hunt. I can pass on some of my knowledge to you and your Heroes. Which profession are you interested in?"
<standard hero skill trainer interface>

When talked to for the first time after reaching rank 1 or higher on the Norn title track:

The Norn enjoy your tales. I've even had requests from other skaalds to learn the telling. You're considered a [Norn title]. You are a true champion of the Norn. Display this title in our territories, and the bear spirit will watch over you, raising your maximum Health!
Heart of the Norn.jpg Accept

Notes[edit]

  • He automatically rewards you with the ability to use the Heart of the Norn effect if you speak to him after reaching at least Rank 1 in the Norn title track.
  • He offers the same skills as Kodan, who is also in Gunnar's Hold.

Trivia[edit]

  • Tyr is the god of single combat and heroic glory in Norse mythology, portrayed as a one-handed man.
  • A Skald was a bard in the Viking age.
  • During the preview weekend, Tyr's response when asked for a book was "I'm sorry. I don't have any books right now. Talk to me again in a week.".