The Urgol Desert cuts a wide swath through the continent from the banks of the Em to the edge of El Marba. Great Caravans gather to make the crossing between Kolos Jamorda on the western side and Ghin on the eastern side but even strength in numbers is not a guarantee of safe passage. Many prefer the ocean route out of Jarlheim despite the danger of The Vastwood and the cold drakes patrolling over the glaciers along the coast. Others, in less of a hurry, will choose the much longer southern route out from Ladevieux where pirates and storms are the only threats.
Indeed, the Urgol Desert was believed uncrossable until the Valeran general Fedryn Implacitus marched his army up the Em and out from Kolos Jamorda to surprise and conquer the Marban city of Ghin. The Great Caravans now follow the same route Implacitus’s army first plotted.