Touring the Stars: Tyrfing

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Touring the Stars - Tyrfing
Product information
Type Sourcebook Companion
Development Joshua C. Perian
Primary writing Herbert A. Beas II
Ray Arrastia (Editing)
Pages 17
Cover Artwork David Allen Kerber (Design & Layout)
Illustrations Ray Arrastia (Maps)
David Allen Kerber (Maps)
Patrick Wynne-(Maps)
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
Product code E-CAT35SN212
First published September 30th, 2016
MSRP $2.99
Era Dark Ages
Timeline 3150
Series Touring the Stars
Preceded by Touring the Stars: Ionus
Followed by Touring the Stars: Noisiel


Touring the Stars: Tyrfing (abbreviated TtS:Tyrfing) is the twelfth in a series of supplemental sourcebooks designed to detail worlds featured in the BattleTech Universe. The book is part of a series of in-universe profiles of articles written by Professor Bertram Habeas, in his series of books collectively known as Touring the Stars.

In this book, Mr. Habeas writes up the world of Tyrfing, telling the tough beginnings of the world during the Terran Alliance early colonization efforts. World founded with corporate interests, with intrigue of hidden colonist smuggled on world unbeknownst its corporate and recognized colony, to its brief collapse during the Outer Reaches Rebellion, only to be recolonized by the Terran Hegemony. Telling the tale of how it survived both Star League Civil War and crushing darkness of the Succession Wars to the present day in 3150 despite the planet's rugged environmental and social conditions.

This book gives the world's history and current situation during the Late Republic Era, better known as the Dark Age era.

This book marks the beginning of a line of PDF web-exclusive products produced by Catalyst Game Labs both for players using the A Time of War RPG rules and players using the Total Warfare series of books as a backdrop for their game.

Publisher's Description[edit]

Once an exotic and beautiful planet known for its large, naturally occurring crystalline formations, Tyrfing was a provincial capital for the defunct Terran Hegemony. Savaged by the Star League Civil War, Tyrfing was damaged beyond repair by a five-way battle between all of the Great Houses during the early Succession Wars. Descending into a dangerous, mutated, feral wasteland, Tyrfing fell off the map. Left to rot, the world is still home to primitive human cultures struggling to survive their deadly world.

Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.


  • Atlas - History of Tyrfing
  • A Time of War Seed (RPG Tracks)
"It's a Party in the Valley and Everyone's Invited!”
"War of the Mountain Giants!"
  • Rules Annex
Tyrfing’s Flora and Fauna (Native Life)
Tyrfing Clans (Factions)
Giant Crystals (Natural Structures)
  • Optional Rules
  • Four-page BattleForce 2 map of Tyrfing


  • Unlike other sourcebooks, Touring the Stars - Tyrfing lacks an explicit table of contents. The list shown here was assembled from page headings.