Biographical information
Ethnicity Unknown
Nationality Tu Baylan
Gender Female
Died 1173 Ishanah [1]
Physical Description
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Social Information
Title(s) Guard Captain, Assassin
Occupation Con-artist
Appears in Words of Radiance

Tyn is foremost a con-artist and an associate of the Ghostbloods.[2][3] Shallan meets Tyn, along with her caravan, on her way to the Shattered Plains. She helps Shallan prepare a "love scam" on Adolin Kholin, not knowing that Shallan is, in fact, already betrothed to him.[4]


Tyn is a lighteyed woman of medium height with a wiry build.[5] Her hair is black and at least shoulder-length.[6]


Tyn is intent on her own interests ... always. She would've killed Shallan (without regret) given the opportunity.[citation needed]

Tyn often chose to have someone like Shallan - an acolyte, someone to nurture - under her wing. Shallan suspected that was at least partly because Tyn liked having someone around to impress.[3]

Tyn is insistent in that the life she leads requires doing some harsh things.[3]


Tyn was raised in Tu Bayla by parents who worked as interpreters.[2]

Later, she was the head of the guards for Macob's caravan.[7]

Once she and Shallan met, Tyn revealed that she had a spanreed and contact in Tashikk, who gathered what information he could on House Davar.[2]

More recently, she was an associate of the Ghostbloods.[3]

Warning Book Spoiler: Significant plot details follow.


During a spanreed conversation, Tyn discovered that Shallan is, in fact, Jasnah Kholin's ward, while Shallan discovered at the same time that it was Tyn who sent assassins after Jasnah. Between them, a fight ensued and Shallan wound up killing Tyn with her Shardblade.[3]