Of Kings and Dragons
Path of Aganhei
First mapped in 1,300 by the Tian explorer Amatatsu Aganhei, this trade route between Avistan and Tian Xia has only relatively recently grown into an important connection between the two continents. The Path begins at Kalsgard, leading north from the city and cutting a swath through the central tundra of the Thanelands. Along this route, civilization retains its hold on the wilds, with many small villages dotting the way. Landlocked and far from major rivers, these villages depend entirely upon trade to survive. The path eventually reaches the fortified town of Turvik, then it leads directly north through the Stormspear Hills and across a thousand miles of unsettled wilderness before reaching the Crown of the World. From here onward, the remaining several thousand miles increasingly require the assistance of experienced Aganhei guides. Most of these guides are kept as retainers by one of many mercantile guilds, and as such, finding a guide free to hire can be a difficult task—particularly in the off season during the long winters.