Knife Edge Pass
The Knife’s Edge Pass is the only continuous path through the Abbor Alz, but it only barely qualifies as a pass, It is narrow, tortuous, infested with monsters and haunted by Hugo the Axe and “his” bandits. It is traveled only rarely. Numerous frightening tales are told of the Knife’s Edge. There are also tales, from the days when trade with the Bright Desert was more common, of whole treasure caravans disappearing into gorges, never to be seen again. It is said that spirits wander the pass at night, crying out for vengeance, and that unpleasant creatures tunnel through the surrounding hills, emerging in the dark of night to drag off unsuspecting travelers. Even if such tales are false, the depredations of the bandits, trolls, ogres, and barbarians, as well as the dangerous route through twisting canyons, sheer ravines, and boulder-strewn trails, are more than enough to keep sensible travelers far away from the Knife’s Edge.