Tanys was described as resting on tiered ridges rising from the shore. It possessed at least one arched stone gateway which had a cobbled street leading from it with large three to four storey buildings lining it.
Tanys was where Karsa Orlong and Torvald Nom were transferred onto a ship to cross the Malyn Sea. Their captors, Kindly's 2nd Company of the Ashok Regiment crossed on another ship. The journey from Tanys across to Malyntaeas took four days and three nights.