Byrne Island (Midnight)

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Byrne Island
Favicon.png Byrne Island on the Midnight Ocean
Large island in the Diamond Archipelago
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Controlled by   Tyr's Own  
Governed by   Reesyann
Navy color   Violet
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Sheepish Jimmy (native)
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In Memory of Jerze
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Byrne Island is a large island located in the Diamond Archipelago. There are three known routes from the island: Alpha Island, Papaya Island, and an inter-archipelago route to Remora Island in the Sapphire Archipelago. There is also an extinct training route encircling the island.

Byrne is home to Sheepish Jimmy, a sheep, and In Memory of Jerze, a cat placed in memoriam of the pirate Jerze.

Natural Resources

This island spawns iron, sincosite, and sugar cane. These resources can be bid on at the market.


Buildings on Byrne are named after Talking Heads songs or albums.

Woad to Nowhere (bazaar)
Stop Making Cents (upgraded)
Commodities market 
Once In a Lifetime Market (upgraded)
Psycho Swiller (bazaar)
Estate agent 
Houses In Motion
Byrning Down the House (right-facing townhouse)
The Landlady Don't Mind (left-facing shack)
This Must Be The Place (left-facing manor)
In the Bush of Ghosts (left-facing pirate hall)
Crosseyed and Penniless
Iron monger 
Thank You For Sending Me An Anvil (bazaar)
Don't Worry About the Government (upgraded)
Love For Sail (bazaar)
Brig Daddy (upgraded)
Life During Wartime
Totally Nude (bazaar)
With Our Loom (bazaar)

An iron monger, Sparking with Tongs, once existed on the island.


The island and its buildings are named for Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

The Byrne Island monument is located south of the tailor bazaar.

Byrne I — 2004-4-29, Tyr's Own won the first blockade of Byrne.

Byrne II — 2004-7-23, The alt flag DOOFIS dropped a war chest on Byrne in an attempt to help the Looterati retain control of Jorvik Island.

Byrne III — 2005-4-23, Tyr's Own defended Byrne from Midnight Armada in three rounds.

Byrne IV — 2007-6-30, Tyr's Own defended Byrne from Avalon in four rounds.

Byrne V — 2007-12-15, Avalon dropped a war chest on Byrne to counter Tyr's Own's drop on Spring. Tyr's Own won both blockades in three rounds.

Byrne VI — 2008-03-15, Spirit of the Game dropped a war chest on Byrne in attempt to distract Tyr's Own from Dies Irae's blockade of Spring. Tyr's Own defended Byrne in 3 rounds.

Byrne VII — 2008-08-03, Tyr's Own defended Byrne from Jinx in 4 rounds.

Byrne VIII — 2008-09-13, Tyr's Own defended Byrne from Broadsiders in 4 rounds.

Byrne IX — 2008-10-05, Tyr's Own defended Byrne from Fleet of his Imperial Scaled Highness in 3 rounds.

Byrne X — 2008-10-25, Tyr's Own defended Byrne from Broadsiders in 3 rounds.

Byrne XI — 2008-12-07, Tyr's Own lost Byrne to Broadsiders in 5 rounds.

Byrne XII — 2009-01-10, Broadsiders defended Byrne from Dies Irae in 4 rounds.

Byrne XIII — 2009-02-28, Broadsiders lost Byrne to Tyr's Own in 4 rounds.

Byrne XIV — 2010-09-26, Tyr's Own successfully defended the island against Riot in a three round non-sinking blockade.

Byrne XV — 2011-02-05, Tyr's Own successfully defended the island against Dies Irae in a four round non-sinking blockade.