The path through hell is long passage between the Granite mountains and the River of eternity. The only route to the old Haram colonies, this decisive landmark represented the lifeline between the Empire and its eastern colonies. As a result the Empire stationed multiple high ranking regiments in the area and assigned them to protect supply wagons. The output was a meat grinder. Troops were simply chewed up by not only elven ambushes but Draconic aerial raids and even magical bombardments. By the end of the war this land was less than a shadow of its former self. Craters, deforestation, and dead bodies littered the path, earning it the nickname: "The path through Hell". This land was lost to the elves and was later abandoned. The colonies rebelled and the Empire lost a good portion of its once abundant produce.